Finding Aid for the Lee Shippey papers, 1938-1950

Processed by Yvonne Schroeder; machine-readable finding aid created by Alight Tsai
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
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/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Lee Shippey papers, 1938-1950

Collection number: 680

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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:
Yvonne Schroeder, 25 August 1960
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
Encoding supervision by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lee Shippey papers,
Date (inclusive): 1938-1950
Collection number: 680
Creator: Shippey, Lee, 1884-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Lee Shippey (1884-1969) was a columnist for many Southern California newspapers and a author. His books include The great American family (1938), It's an old California custom (1948), and The Los Angeles book (1950). The collection contains manuscript drafts of two of Shippey's books and an autographed first edition of a third. There are also Max Yavno photographs used in The Los Angeles book.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of 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, Department of 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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lee Shippey.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lee Shippey papers (Collection 680). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Lee Shippey was born in Tennessee, 1884; worked as proofreader for Kansas City times; served as a correspondent in France during World War I for the Kansas City star; free-lance writer in Mexico; joined Los Angeles times in 1927, writing daily Leeside o' LA column for 22 years, and also wrote Seymour family weekly columns; wrote several books, including The great American family (1938), It's an old California custom (1948), and The Los Angeles book (1950); published his biography as The luckiest man alive (1959); wrote weekly columns for the San Diego Union and Del Mar Surfcomber; died December 30, 1969 in Encinitas, California.

Scope and Content

Contains manuscript drafts of two of Shippey's books and an autographed first edition of a third. Also contains photographs by Max Yavno used in The Los Angeles book.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Typescripts and proofs.
  2. Photographs.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Shippey, Lee, 1884- --Archives.
Journalists--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Yavno, Max.


Container List

 

The Los Angeles Book. Los Angeles, n.d. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1950

Box 1, Folder 1

Typescript of text with copious corrections..

Physical Description: 68 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Autographed.
Also: photographs by Max Yavno used in book (81 pieces in 2 envelopes).
Box 1, Folder 2

Page proofs.

Physical Description: Two copies, one on onion skin. In one envelope.
Box 1, Folder 3

[No further description available].

Box 1, Folder 4

Layout sheets.

Physical Description: 17 leaves. In manila folder.
Box 1, Folder 5

First edition, autographed.

Box 2

Photographs used in The Los Angeles Book.

Physical Description: 81 pieces.

Note

Max Yavno, photographer.
Box 1, Folder 6

It's an old California custom. n.p. 1948. New York: Vanguard Press.

Physical Description: 238 numbered leaves. Boxed in wine colored, cloth slipcase.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript with numerous holograph corrections. Short holograph letter of dedication to UCLA from Shippey inserted.
Also: one copy of book.
Box 1, Folder 7

The great American family. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1938.

Scope and Content Note

Autographed first edition. Fly leaf inscribed to Dear Myrtle [Ingram]... Letter to Mrs. Myrtle Ingram inserted at back of book.
Box 1, Folder 8

Ephemera.

Physical Description: 9 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Newsclippings and exhibit materials pertaining to published works in this collection, plus some miscellaneous items.
Box 1, Folder 8

Photographs of Shippey, Yavno, and prominent members of the UCLA Library staff. Also, short note from Shippey to Dr. Powell regarding photographs of him.

Physical Description: 7 pieces.