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Finding Aid for the Cortland Fitzsimmons Papers, ca. 1935-1947
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Cortland Fitzsimmons Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1935-1947
    Collection number: 167
    Creator: Fitzsimmons, Cortland, 1893-1949
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Cortland Fitzsimmons (1893-1949) was a screenwriter and novelist. The collection consists of manuscripts by Fitzsimmons including Another day, The Battle of Britain, Death rings the bell, Sow the wind, Strange harbors, To victory, and With him who sings.
    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Muriel Fitzsimmons.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cortland Fitzsimmons Papers (Collection 167). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233024 


    Fitzsimmons was born on June 19, 1893 in Richmond Hill, Long Island, New York; attended Miner's Business Academy, Brooklyn (1912-13), New York University (1916-17), and the College of the City of New York (1923-24); was clerk, and later export manager for McKesson & Robbins, New York City (1916-18); owned a book shop (1918-19), became a salesman for publishers Baker & Taylor (1920-24) and for American News Company (1924-29); sales manager for Viking Press (1929-34); after 1934, worked as screenwriter and novelist; published works include Better bridge (1928), The Bainbridge murder (1932), 70,000 witnesses (1931), The girl in the cage (1939), One man's poison (1940), The evil men do (1941), and Tied for murder (1943); he died on July 25, 1949.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts by author Cortland Fitzsimmons. Includes Another day, The Battle of Britain, Chins up, Death rings the bell, The snow-covered caravan, Sow the wind, Strange harbors, Tied for murder, To victory, and With him who sings.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Collection is organized in alphabetical order by title of manuscript.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fitzsimmons, Cortland, 1893-1949--Archives.
    Authors, American--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.