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Guide to the George Sumner Albee Papers, [ca. 1929-1958]
BANC MSS C-H 120  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: George Sumner Albee Papers,
    Date (inclusive): [ca. 1929-1958]
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 120
    Creator: Albee, George Sumner, 1905-1964
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes, 1 carton and 2 v.
    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: Mainly correspondence and manuscripts of his novels and short stories. Some royalty statements, contracts and financial papers also included.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George S. Albee Papers, BANC MSS C-H 120, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Biographical Sketch

    George Sumner Albee was born in Wisconsin, May 12, 1905. After the death of his father, he was taken by his mother to California. He graduated from the University of California in 1927 and then traveled in France, North Africa, China and Japan. He returned to Los Angeles, writing for the motion picture studios and fan magazines. In the mid-thirties he moved to New York City to concentrate on a writing career. Failing to find a publisher immediately, he worked for an advertising agency and wrote commercials for the DuPont radio program, Cavalcade of America. During the war, he worked for the Treasury Department, writing bond-selling speeches.
    Mr. Albee has written a number of short stories, published in such magazines as Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, Cosmopolitan and Collier's. His novels include Not In a Day (1935), Young Robert (1937), Girl on the Beach (1953), and The Boys (1957). He died in Sarasota, Florida, on January 28, 1964.

    Scope and Content

    Mr. Albee presented his papers to Bancroft Library in September-October 1960. Covering the period 1929 to 1958, they consist mainly of letters written to him, carbon copies of some of his outgoing correspondence and manuscripts of short stories and novels. Included also are some royalty statements, contracts, clippings, and miscellaneous financial Papers.