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Guide to the Benjamin H. Lehman Papers
BANC MSS C-H 155  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Benjamin H. Lehman Papers
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 155
    Collector: Lehman, B. H. (Benjamin Harrison), 1889-1977
    Extent: Number of containers: 15 boxes Linear feet: 6.25
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Chiefly correspondence with his many friends and associates. Also includes manuscripts and writings, as well as other personal papers and memorabilia. Correspondence with numerous American authors and literary figures also included. $b Correspondents include: Ansel Adams, Gertrude Atherton, William Everson, Sara Bard Field, Robinson and Una Jeffers, Oscar Lewis, John Steinbeck, Irving Stone, Thornton Wilder, George Rippey Stewart, Ariel Parkinson, and George Albee.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Benjamin H. Lehman papers, BANC MSS C-H 155, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
    • Some published works transferred to the book collection.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Gifts of Prof. Benjamin H. Lehman and of his estate and heirs, February 20, 1964 -August 1, 1977. Previous accessions formerly shelved under BANC MSS 67/45c, BANC MSS 69/147c, and BANC MSS 79/57c, have been consolidated in the collection described in this guide.

    Scope and Content

    The Benjamin H. Lehman papers consist primarily of correspondence with his many friends and associates. Principal correspondents are George S. Albee, Jonathon Bayliss, Robert L. Benson, Faith Berry, Bertrand Harris Bronson, Robert Chrisman, Bertrand Evans, George and Lucy Hand, Fred Orin Harris, James David Hart, Walter Morris Hart, William Justema, Arthur Luce Klein, David Littlejohn, Josephine Miles, Marvin Mudrick, Ariel Parkinson, Marion Randall Parsons, Constance Mayfield Rourke, Mark Schorer, Sister Mary Madeleva, Dorothy Bendon Van Ghent, Marie de L. Welch, and Michael Wilson. Other noteworthy correspondents include Ansel Adams, Gertrude F.H. Atherton, Travis Bogard, Carl E.W.F. Dahlstrom, Albert Einstein, William Everson, Sara Bard Field, Sir John Gielgud, Robinson Jeffers, Una Jeffers, Lotte D. Lehman, Oscar Lewis, John Francis Neylan, Charles Gilman Norris, Kathleen Thompson Norris, Bliss Perry, Bruce Porter, Lawrence Clark Powell, John Schoolcraft, Henry Nash Smith, Robert Gordon Sproul, John Steinbeck, George Rippey Stewart, Irving Stone, Ada Sullivan, Noel Sullivan, Al Ujcic, and Thornton Wilder.
    The collection also contains some of Lehman's notebooks and writings, reviews of his works, and personal memorabilia related to Lehman and various friends and associates.