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Finding Aid for the William Mathias Lamars Papers, ca. 1952-1971
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Mathias Lamars Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1952-1971
    Collection number: 2011
    Creator: Lamars, William Mathias, 1900-
    Extent: 10 boxes (5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

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

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of William M. Lamars, 1972.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Mathias Lamars Papers (Collection 2011). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973051 

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials relating to the manuscript of William Mathias Lamars' book, The edge of glory (1961), a biography of Major General William Starke Rosecrans of the Union Army during the American Civil War. Collection includes the preliminary manuscript, final manuscript, correspondence, research notes, reviews, other printed material, and microfilm documents.

    Expanded Scope and Content

    The collection consists of papers relating to Larmars's book, The Edge of Glory (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961), a biography of Major General William Starke Rosecrans, commander for the North during the American Civil War. The collection includes the preliminary manuscript, final transcript, correspondence, research notes, reviews, and various printed material concerning the Civil War.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Preliminary manuscript (Boxes 1-4).
    2. Final transcript (Boxes 5-6).
    3. Miscellaneous relating to research and publication (Boxes 4,7-8).
    4. Correspondence and reviews (Boxes 9-10).
    5. Microfilm documents (Boxes 11-12).

    Indexing Terms

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


    Lamars, William Mathias, 1900- --Archives.
    Lamars, William Mathias, 1900- --Edge of glory.
    Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898--Sources.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archives.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.

    Related Material

    William S. Rosecrans Papers (Collection 663)  . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.