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Finding Aid for the Henry James Forman Papers, 1917-1957
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry James Forman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1957
    Collection number: 903
    Creator: Forman, Henry James, 1879-1966
    Extent: 8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Henry James Forman (1879-1966) was a reporter and staff correspondent for New York Sun (1903-05); news editor for Literary Digest (1906); associate editor of North American Review (1906-10); and managing editor of Collier's (1913-19). He taught creative writing at Temple University and reviewed books for the New York Times. Forman also wrote numerous books. The collection consists of correspondence as well as manuscripts by Forman and clippings pertaining to his career.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Henry James Forman, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henry James Forman Papers (Collection 903). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218121 


    Forman was born February 17, 1879; BA, Harvard, 1903; reporter and staff correspondent for New York Sun (1903-05); news editor, Literary Digest (1906); associate editor, North American Review (1906-10); managing editor, Collier's (1913-19); taught creative writing at Temple University; reviewed books for the New York Times; writings include: In the Footprints of Heine (1910), The Enchanted Garden (1923), Guilt (1924), The Pony Express (1925), The Rembrandt Murder (1931), The Story of Prophecy (1936), and Have You a religion? (1941); died January 3, 1966.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence of literary editor and author Henry James Forman. Correspondents include Hugo Ballin, Norman Cousins, Edna Ferber, Ford Maddox Ford, E.M. Forster, Harold Ickes, Ida Tarbell, Booth Tarkington, and Rebecca West. Also includes manuscripts by Forman and clippings pertaining to his career.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-6).
    2. Clippings pertaining to Forman's career (Box 7).
    3. Literary manuscripts (Box 8).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Forman, Henry James, 1879-1966--Archives.
    Authors, American 20th century--Archival resources.
    Periodical editors--United States--Archival resources.