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James Lorson collection of material about Frederic Prokosch, 1982-2004
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Lorson collection of material about Frederic Prokosch
    Date (inclusive): 1982-2004
    Collection number: 1860
    Collector: Lorson, James
    Extent: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: A collection of notes, checklists, invoices, auction catalogs and correspondence related to James Lorson's collection of works by Frederic Prokosch. James Lorson was a southern California bookdealer.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Joan Lorson, August 2009.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Lorson collection of material about Frederic Prokosch (Collection 1860). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6946953 


    James Lorson (1928-2008) owned and operated Lorson's Books and Prints in Fullerton, California, for over 30 years.

    Scope and Content

    The collection documents James Lorson's research into the works of Frederic Prokosch and the assembling of his Prokosch collection. Lorson's collection of books and manuscripts was purchased by UCLA in 2006.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The material was loosely organized by subject and that order has been maintained.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989.
    Lorson, James, 1928-2008.
    Antiquarian booksellers --California, Southern --Archival resources.

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