Finding Aid for the John Houghton Allen Papers, 1955-1962

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UCLA Library Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the John Houghton Allen Papers, 1955-1962

Collection number: 864

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, February 1965
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
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Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Houghton Allen Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1955-1962
Collection number: 864
Creator: Allen, John Houghton
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Collection consists of typescripts of manuscripts by John Houghton Allen presented to Lawrence Clark Powell as well as two letters from Allen to Powell.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library 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 Dr. Lawrence Powell, 1965.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Houghton Allen Papers (Collection 864). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230311 

Biography

The collection consists of essays, novels, short stories and an anthology of poetry written by John Houghton Allen and presented to Lawrence Clark Powell.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of typescripts of manuscripts by John Houghton Allen presented to Lawrence Clark Powell. Includes An anthology of poetry (privately printed for Allen), Essays in Biography: Four Latin American Studies, The Hardest Game, The Old Harry and Other Stories, and Tales of the Border. Also includes two letters from Allen to Powell.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Authors--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

An Anthology of Poetry. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 105pp. 24cm. Unbound.

Scope and Content Note

Ten copies have been privately printed for John Houghton Allen. Signed by Mr. Allen and presented to Larry Powell.
Box 1

Allen, John Houghton. Essays in Biography: Four Latin American Studies. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 123 leaves. Typescript (carbon). In a brown binder.

Scope and Content Note

On the title page: For Lawrence Clark Powell, this penultimate draft - John Houghton Allen, Los Altos, 1955.
Box 1

----- The Hardest Game - a picaresque novel and a postscript to polo. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 203 leaves. Typescript (carbon). In a brown binder.

Scope and Content Note

On the title page: For Lawrence Clark Powell with the best regards of the author.
Box 1

----- The Old Harry and Other Stories. With a foreward by Lawrence Clark Powell [never written]. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 207 leaves. Typescript with copious corrections. In a brown binder.

Scope and Content Note

With two letters, May 8, 1962 and May 21, 1962, from Allen to Lawrence Clark Powell, presenting him with this manuscript and discussing the foreword.
Box 1

----- Tales of the Border. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 272 leaves. Typescript with copious corrections. In a brown binder.

Scope and Content Note

Working copy.