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Finding Aid for the Alan Le May Papers, 1940-1963
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alan Le May Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1963
    Collection number: 880
    Creator: Le May, Alan, 1899-1964
    Extent: 23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Alan Le May (1899-1964) began his career as a journalist and author of westerns, some of which were adapted to the screen. He also produced a number of short stories and screenplays in addition to 17 novels. The collection contains manuscripts of novels, story outlines, and screenplays for television and motion pictures by Le May.
    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 Arlene Le May, 1964.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alan Le May Papers (Collection 880). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Alan Le May was born June 3, 1899 in Indianapolis, Indiana; attended Stetson University and University of Chicago (Ph.B., 1922); began career as journalist; author of westerns, some of which were adapted to the screen, including The Searchers (1954) and The Unforgiven (1957); he was a prolific writer, producing a number of short stories and screenplays in addition to 17 novels; produced and directed High Lonesome in 1950; died on April 27, 1964.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains manuscripts of novels, story outlines, and screenplays for television and motion pictures by Le May. Also includes correspondence and ephemera.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Manuscripts (Boxes 1-21).
    2. Research materials (Boxes 2, 22).
    3. Personal papers (Box 23).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Le May, Alan, 1899-1964--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Screenwriters--United States--Archival resources.
    Screenplays.
    Television plays.