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Finding Aid for the Harold Lamb Papers, 1915-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harold Lamb Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1960
    Collection number: 376
    Creator: Lamb, Harold, 1892-1962
    Extent: 28 boxes (14 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Harold Albert Lamb (1892-1962) wrote historical articles and stories for magazines, and adventure books. The collection consists of manuscripts, books, stories clipped from magazines, scrapbooks, letters, drawings, maps, pamphlets, notebooks, and other ephemera.
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Harold Lamb, 1951-57.
    • Gift of Mrs. Harold Lamb, 1965.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harold Lamb Papers (Collection 376). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233276 


    Harold Albert Lamb was born on September 1, 1892 in Alpine, New Jersey; BA, Columbia University, 1916; worked as a make-up man for a motor trade weekly and as a financial writer for the New York Times; after serving in World War I, he became a writer of historical articles and stories, and contributed to National Geographic and the San Francisco Chronicle; traveled widely, writing adventure books for both adults and children, including: Marching Sands (1920), Genghis Khan, the Emperor of All Men (1927), Alexander of Macedon: the Journey to World's End (1946), Suleiman the Magnificent, Sultan of the East (1951), and Hannibal: One Man Against Rome (1958); Lamb died on April 9, 1962.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, books, stories clipped from magazines, scrapbooks, letters, drawings, maps, pamphlets, notebooks, and other ephemera of author Harold Lamb. Manuscripts include Alexander of Macedon: Journey to World's End, Suleiman the Magnificent, New Found World, and Theodora and the Emperor. Includes reviews of his published books, original art work of stories by Lamb, foreign language editions of his books, a group of maps and engravings and 21 original leaves of oriental manuscripts.
    Portions of this collection are in Spanish and Italian.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lamb, Harold, 1892-1962--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.