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Finding Aid for the Richard H. Dillon papers, 1957-
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard H. Dillon papers
    Date (inclusive): 1957-
    Collection number: 711
    Creator: Dillon, Richard H.
    Extent: 137 boxes (68.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Abstract: Richard Hugh Dillon (1924- ) wrote many articles and books on California. The collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence with various publishers, magazine articles, books, speeches, reviews, research materials, royalty statements, photographs, drafts, proofs, ephemera, personal material, and a manuscript by Roger Larson.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard H. Dillon papers (Collection Number 711). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Richard Hugh Dillon was born January 16, 1924 in Sausalito, California; AB (1948), AM (1949), and BLS (1950), UC Berkeley; assistant librarian (1950-53) and librarian (1953-79), Sutro Library, San Francisco; author of many articles and books on California, including: California Trail Herd (1961), The Legend of Grizzly Adams (1966), Fool's Gold: The Biography of John Sutter (1967), Humbugs and Heroes: a Gallery of California Pioneers (1970), and Delta Country (1982).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists mostly of literary manuscripts, including Dillon's editing of the reminiscences of Benjamin Butler Harris. Also includes correspondence with Lawrence Clark Powell and various publishers. Includes magazine articles, books, speeches, reviews, research materials, royalty statements, photographs, drafts, proofs, ephemera, personal material, and a manuscript by Roger Larson.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Dillon, Richard H.--Archives.
    Historians--California--Archival resources.
    Librarians--California--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.