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Finding Aid for the John Weld Papers, 1938-1944
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Weld Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1944
    Collection number: 685
    Creator: Weld, John, 1905-
    Extent: 6 boxes (3.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: John Weld (1905- ) was a stuntman in Hollywood films (1923-26), a reporter for several newspapers, and a producer of film documentaries. The collection consists of Weld's manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and ephemera. Manuscripts include The fable of Mark Pfeiffer, M.D., Laughter on high, Sabbath has no end, The pardners, Love song, They were my fathers, and Don't you cry for me.
    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 John Weld, 1951.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Weld Papers (Collection 685). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233977 


    Weld was born on February 24, 1905 in Birmingham, Alabama; attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1921-22; became a stuntman in Hollywood films, 1923-26; became a reporter, often from Paris, for several newspapers, including the Paris times and the New York herald; later worked for the Ford Motor Company before becoming a producer of film documentaries; published works include Don't you cry for me (1940), The pardners (1941), Sabbath has no end (1942), Mark Pfeiffer, M.D. (1943), The missionary: a novel of the early Southwest (1981), and the two autobiographical volumes, Young man in Paris (1985) and Fly away home: memoirs of a Hollywood stunt man (1991).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and ephemera of author John Weld. Manuscripts include The fable of Mark Pfeiffer, M.D., Laughter on high, Sabbath has no end, The pardners, Love song, They were my fathers, and Don't you cry for me.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Weld, John, 1905- --Archives.
    Authors, American--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.