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Preliminary Guide to the Augusta G. Stanley Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Augusta G. Stanley Collection
    Dates: ca. latter 1940s-1960s
    Collection number: Mss 120
    Creator: Stanley, Augusta G.
    Collection Size: 1 box.
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Correspondence and manuscripts of writings (with illustrations) by Augusta Stanley, about what she termed 'The Greatest Mystery' surrounding the Imitation of Christ, the medieval Lubeck manuscripts, and Father J. van Ginneken of Nijmegen University [Netherlands].
    Physical location: Annex 2.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    Augusta G. Stanley Collection. Mss 120. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jo Beth van Gelderen, apparently daughter of Stanley and wife of Wilbur Jacobs, ca. 1970.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Augusta E.G.K. Stanley was a journalist who lived and worked in Europe during World War II. She became intrigued with the question of the authorship of the Imitation of Christ, and apparently planned to write about the controversy. The collection contains correspondence and manuscripts of writings (with illustrations) by Augusta Stanley, about what she termed 'The Greatest Mystery' surrounding the Imitation of Christ, the medieval Lubeck manuscripts, and Father J. van Ginneken of Nijmegen University [Netherlands]. Three books are mentioned in her papers, The Greatest Mystery in Literature, Censored for Six Centuries, and The Nijmegen Story, but searches for these titles were unproductive.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Imitatio Christi.
    Stanley, Augusta G.
    Ginneken, J. van