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Finding Aid for the Charles Gilman Norris Papers, 1921-1944
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Gilman Norris Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1944
    Collection number: 945
    Creator: Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Charles Gilman Smith Norris (1881-1945) was a novelist, dramatist, and editor. His published works include Salt: or, The education of Griffith Adams (1918), Brass: a novel of marriage (1921), Bread (1923), Pig iron (1925), Seed, a novel of birth control (1930), Zest (1933), Hands (1935), Bricks without straw (1938), and Flint (1944). The collection consists of Norris' literary manuscripts, many with holographic corrections.
    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

    Friends of the UCLA Library, purchase, 1967 & 1968.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Gilman Norris Papers (Collection 945). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233507 


    Charles Gilman Smith Norris was born on April 23, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois; brother of writer Frank Norris; B.L., UC Berkeley, 1903; married writer Kathleen Thompson in 1909; became novelist, dramatist, and editor; assistant editor of Country life in America; circulation manager of Sunset magazine; art editor of American magazine (1908-13); published works include The amateur (1916), Salt: or, The education of Griffith Adams (1918), Brass: a novel of marriage (1921), Bread (1923), Pig iron (1925), Zelda Marsh (1927), Seed, a novel of birth control (1930), Zest (1933), Hands (1935), Bricks without straw (1938), and Flint (1944); he died on July 25, 1945 in Palo Alto, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of literary manuscripts of novelist Charles Gilman Norris, many with holographic corrections.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Hands, The beach (Box 1).
    2. Zest, Bread (Box 2).
    3. Pig iron, Seed, Flint (Box 3).
    4. Bricks without straw, Brass (Box 4).
    5. Seed, Pig iron (original typescripts) (Box 5).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945--Archives.
    Novelists, American--California, Northern--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.

    Related Material

    Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers (Collection 946). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.