Finding Aid for the Collection of Mountaineering Bibliographies, 1914-1963

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Mountaineering Bibliographies
Date (inclusive): 1914-1963
Collection number: 1571
Creator: Viney, Colonel Oscar Vaughn and Major Elliot Miriam.
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Bibliography in four volumes with holograph and typed listings of some 290 titles on mountaineering, from 1633-1963 in English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Latin. It was compiled by two decorated English peers, Colonel Oscar Vaughn Viney and his son Major Elliott Merriam Viney.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Bruce McKittrick Rare Books.

Processing Note

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Mountaineering Bibliographies (Collection 1571). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232829 

Biography/History

Colonel Oscar Vaughan Viney (1886-1976) lived at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.). He was awarded the Territorial Decoration (T.D.). He also held the position of High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1950. In the latter half of his career, Viney was the chairman of the Hazel-Sun Group, formed from the family firm of Hazell Watson & Viney of Aylesbury. In 1962 the firm obtained the contract to produce the first-ever weekly color magazine for a British newspaper, The Sunday Times Colour Magazine.
Elliott Merriam Viney (1913-2002) was the son of Colonel Oscar Vaughan Viney. He served in the British Army in World War II. He was invested as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) and as a Fellow, Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.). In addition to holding the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.), he was decorated with the award of Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O) and with the award of Territorial Decoration (T.D.). Major E.M. Viney also held the title of High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1964; he published a book on the history of the position, The Sheriffs of Buckinghamshire, in that same year.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four volumes with holograph and typed listings of some 290 titles on mountaineering, from 1633-1937, with additions to 1963, in English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Latin. The fourth volume is a supplementary authorial index. The enumerative list is a catalogue of the mountaineering library that belonged to Colonel Oscar Vaughan Viney and his son Major Elliott Merriam Viney at Walton Cottage & Bierton House & Green End House.

Organization and Arrangement

Three of the four volumes are divided alphabetically. The fourth volume is an authorial index which is was provided as a supplement to the entries found in the other three.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Mountaineering--Bibliography--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1

Mountaineering Library Index, vol. I, A - D.

Scope and Content Note

114 holograph and typed entries re: books printed from 1721 -1909, on paper (4.5x7"), 120 loose leaves and 2 card stock dividers, bound in green cloth backed gray cloth 2-ring binders.
Box 1

Mountaineering Library Index, vol. II, E - P.

Scope and Content Note

101 holograph and typed entries, to 1937, on paper (4.5x7"), 73 loose leaves and 6 card stock dividers, bound in green cloth backed gray cloth 2-ring binders.
Box 1

Mountaineering Library Index, vol. III, R - Z.

Scope and Content Note

74 holograph and typed entries re: books printed from 1633 to 1963, on paper (4.5x7"), 80 loose leaves and 5 card stock dividers, bound in green cloth backed gray cloth 2-ring binders.
Box 1

Mountaineering Library Index: Authors Name Index, A-Z.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph entries on paper (4.5x8"), 160 sewn leaves, 40 pp. completed, sewn in black leather binding.