Guide to the Hans Otto Storm Papers, [ca. 1916-1941]

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Arts and Humanities --Literature

Guide to the Hans Otto Storm Papers, [ca. 1916-1941]

Collection number: BANC MSS C-H 73

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Hans Otto Storm Papers,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1916-1941]
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 73
Creator: Storm, Hans Otto, 1895-1941
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 3 cartons Number of microfilm reels: 2
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: Letters written to him and by him; manuscripts of his novels, short stories, articles and other writings; copies of periodicals in which his writings appeared; diary, 1928-1929; notebook, ca. 1935-1937; publishing contracts; reviews of his books; some technical papers relating to his career as a radio engineer.

A few papers of his wife, Grace, 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], Hans Otto Storm papers, BANC MSS C-H 73, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

Portraits have been removed from the collection and cataloged separately with the call numbers Portrait 7848-7858.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The papers of Hans Otto Storm, California writer and radio engineer, came to the Bancroft Library as gifts, from three sources: from David Greenwood, his literary executor (in July 1955, with additions in December 1965); from his sister Mrs. Margaret Schubert (in August 1955); and from Mrs. T. Delrup (in December 1964), whose gift of Storm manuscripts came from the library of her father, Dr. Frank Weymouth.

Scope and Content

The Hans Otto Storm collection consists of letters written to him and by him; manuscripts of his novels, short stories and essays; copies of periodicals in which his writings appeared; a diary, 1928-29; a notebook, ca. 1935-37; publishing contracts; reviews of his books clipped from newspapers and magazines; some technical papers (letters, cables, drawings, reports, etc.) relating to his career as a radio engineer; and a few papers of his wife, Grace Cleone (Camp) Storm.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Hans Otto Storm, ca. 1916-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Originals of letters written to his family and his wife, and to David Greenwood; and carbon copies of outgoing letters. Arranged chronologically.
[N. B. Letters written by Storm to his sister, Margaret (Storm) Schubert, which are in a separate folder, are restricted, and her permission is necessary for use.]
Boxes 1 & 2

Letters written to Storm.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically according to name of person or organization. A miscellany of single letters, A-Z, precedes the rest of the file. A list of the more important correspondents follows the Key.

Letters written by Grace Cleone Storm.

Carton 1

Manuscripts of novels, published and unpublished


The Cherished Vision


Count Ten


Pity the Tyrant


Frail Vessels


Sail Ho [childrens' book written under the pseudonym Jim Beckett]


Galley's for Made in U.S.A.

Carton 2

Manuscripts of short stories


Manuscripts of poems


Folder containing typescript of nine short stories and a poem


Manuscripts of plays


Manuscripts of articles, essays, etc.


Manuscript of a speech


Notes on Thorstein Veblen


Folder of fragments of writings


Storm's translation of Zincali, a play by Arturo Capdevilla


Copies of periodicals containing writings by Storm

Carton 3

Notebook, ca. 1935-37


Diary, 1928-29


Log of the yacht Teva, June 38-July 24, 1928


Publishing contracts


Clippings about Storm


Clippings of reviews

Physical Description: (4 folders)

Miscellaneous clippings






Miscellaneous photographs


Miscellaneous papers of Grace Cleone Storm


List of H. O. Storm material at the University of New Mexico, School of Inter-American Affairs


Correspondence re acquisition of the Storm Collection by the Bancroft Library


Technical papers relating to Storm's career as a radio engineer

Partial List of Correspondents


Miscellany (single letters)


Blackmur, Richard P., 1904-


Letter, Oct. 14, 1941


Commonwealth Club of California


Letter, May 26, 1938


Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.


Letter, Nov. 3, 1941. From John Farrar.


Greenwood, David


Letter, Nov. 9, 1940


Heinemann (William) Ltd.


Letter, Apr. 26, 1938


Lowenthal, Marvin


Letter, [ca. Sept. 1938]


Patterson, Isabel (Bowler)


Letter, n.d.


Turner, Ethel (Duffy)


Letter, n.d.


Anderson, A. E.


2 letters, 1937-1941


Ballou, Jenny


7 letters, ca. 1938-1941


Curtis Brown, Ltd.


31 letters, 1928-1932


Doubleday, Doran and Co.


4 letters, 1928-1941. Include some written by Kenneth McCormick.


Duffus, Robert Luther, 1888-


3 letters, 1938-1940


Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc.


7 letters, 1927-1940


Jackson, Joseph Henry 1894-1955


3 letters, 1937-1939


League of American Writers


8 letters, 1938-1940. Include letters from The League Agency, affiliated with the League.


Lee, B. Virginia, 1902-


4 letters, 1928


Longmans, Green & Co.


64 letters, 1937-40


McCormick, Kenneth Dale, 1906-

See Doubleday, Doran and Co.


McIntosh & Otis, Inc. [agents]


85 letters, 1935-1941


O'Brien, Edward Joseph Harrington, 1890-1941


2 letters, 1940


Storm, Grace Cleone (Camp) [Mrs. Hans Otto Storm]


40 letters, 1926-1941. Drafts of letters, many of them undated, included.


Storm, Marie [his mother]


4 letters, 1924-1938


Zeitlin, Jacob Israel, 1902-


6 letters, 1937