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Guide to the Kenneth Millar Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kenneth Millar papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1939-1979
    Collection number: MS-L001
    Creator: Millar, Kenneth, 1915-
    Extent: 25 linear feet (59 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Kenneth Millar. It includes manuscripts for novels, poems, short doctoral dissertation; correspondence; family photographs; and other personal material.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Researchers must receive prior written permission to use the collection from the Trustees of the Margaret Millar Charitable Remainder Unitrust. The collection is partially processed. Please contact Special Collections and Archives for more information.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Kenneth Millar Papers. MS-L01. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired, 1966-2002.

    Processing History

    Preliminary processing by Special Collections and Archives staff.

    Biography

    Kenneth Millar, who wrote under the pseudonym Ross Macdonald, was the best-selling author of twelve classic novels of detective fiction featuring the main character Lew Archer. His extensive writings include reviews, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and essays. Millar died in 1983.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Kenneth Millar. It includes manuscripts for novels, poems, short stories, and other works; manuscripts of political and environmental writings; reviews; screenplays; a typescript of Millar's doctoral dissertation; correspondence; family photographs; and other personal material.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Millar, Kenneth, 1915- --Archives.
    American fiction--20th century--Archival resources.