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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Dos Passos Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1966, 1967
    Collection Number: SC 85
    Creator: Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
    Extent: .02 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    John Dos Passos Letters. SC 85. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    One letter (ALS) from author John Dos Passos to Michael Heskett (Santa Barbara, CA) re 1920s literature, disagreeing strongly with the characterization of it being the 'lost generation.' Westmoreland, VA, Apr. 22, 1966. Also, photocopy of one letter (ALS), to Mr. [?] Africa re Dos Passos' criticism of the New Left as well intentioned but idealistic and misinformed about the "forces at large in the world." Westmoreland, VA, Oct. 22, 1967.