Guide to the Kenneth Millar Papers

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Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Phone: (949) 824-3947
Fax: (949) 824-2472
Email: spcoll@uci.edu
URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Kenneth Millar Papers

Collection number: MS-L01

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Special Collections and Archives staff
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Adrian Turner
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.