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Finding Aid for the Philip Durham Index and Bibliography Collection, 1960-1977
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Philip Durham Index and Bibliography Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1977
    Collection number: 1220
    Creator: Durham, Philip
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Philip Durham (1912-1977) was a professor in the English department at UCLA (1953-77), and a Fulbright professor of American literature (1955-56). The collection consists of Professor Philip Durham's indexes of various pulp magazines and the beginnings of several bibliographies, a history of Black mask and a Dashiell Hammett bibliography.
    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

    Portions of this collection are restricted from copying. Consult container listing for additional information.
    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: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Philip Durham Index and Bibliography Collection (Collection 1220). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Durham was born February 7, 1912 in Portland, Oregon; BS, Linfield College, 1935; MA, Claremont Graduate School, 1946; Ph.D, Northwestern University, 1949; faculty member, Elmhurst College, 1949-51; instructor (1953-55), assistant professor (1955-61), associate professor (1961-66), professor (1966-76), and professor emeritus (1976-77), UCLA Department of English; Fulbright professor of American literature, University of Helsinki (1955-56); wrote several books, including American fiction in Finland (with Tauno F. Mustanoja, 1960), Down these mean streets a man must go: Raymond Chandler's knight (1963), The Negro cowboys (with Everett Jones, 1965), and The western story: fact, fiction, and myth (1975); died March 27, 1977.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Professor Philip Durham's indexes of various pulp magazines and the beginnings of several bibliographies, all done on 4 × 6” cards. The Black mask index was completed by Professor Edward Hagemann. The collection also contains a history of Black mask and a Dashiell Hammett bibliography.

    Expanded Scope and Content

    The collection consists of some of Professor Durham's works in progress at the time of his death. It includes indexes of various pulp magazines and the beginnings of several bibliographies, all done on 4 × 6” cards. Professor Durham was a member of the English Department faculty at UCLA. The Black Mask index was completed by Professor Edward Hagemann at a later date.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. All story weekly, Argosy, Argosy-- All story weekly, Cavalier (Boxes 1-3).
    2. Poetry in Argosy (Box 4).
    3. Index of authors in various pulp magazines (Box 5).
    4. Black mask (Boxes 6-7).
    5. Index and bibliography (Box 7A).
    6. Cowboy stories (Box 8).
    7. Indexes--work in progress (Box 9).
    8. Willa Cather bibliography (Box 10).
    9. Card file notes toward works in progress (Box 11).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Durham, Philip--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Black mask.
    American periodicals--Indexes--Archival resources.
    American fiction--20th century--Bibliography--Archival resources.
    Hagemann, E.R. (Edward R.), 1921- .