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Finding Aid for the Gordan Ray Young Papers, 1925-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gordan Ray Young Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1945
    Collection number: 2063
    Creator: Young, Gordon Ray, 1886-1948
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Gordon Ray Young (1886-1948) was a journalist in Chicago and San Francisco, the literary editor of the Los Angeles times, and author of over forty novels, including the Red Clark adventure books. The collection consists of manuscripts, periodicals, three newsclippings, and six issues of Adventure magazine from 1926 featuring Young's serial, “Treasure”, later published as a book.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gordan Ray Young Papers (Collection 2063). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234048 


    Gordon Ray Young (1886-1948) in Ray County, Missouri; educated in Colorado; came to Los Angeles in 1913 after stints in journalism and writing in Chicago and San Francisco; worked as literary editor of the Los Angeles times before leaving to write full time; published over forty novels, including the Red Clark adventure books; individual titles include Savages (1921), Wild blood (1922), Hurricane Williams (1923), Days of '49 (1925), The Devil's passport (1933), Red Clark of the Arrowhead (1935), Huroc the avenger (1937), and Quarter horse (1947).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, periodicals, and three newsclippings of Los Angeles times literary editor and novelist Gordon Ray Young. Includes typescripts with holograph corrections of Siebert of the island, Gregory Pymson, Mr. Beamish, and Quarter horse. Also includes six issues of Adventure magazine from 1926 featuring Young's serial, “Treasure”, later published as a book.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Young, Gordon Ray, 1886-1948--Archives.
    Journalists--United States.
    Novelists, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.