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Finding Aid for the Allan Vaughan Elston Papers, ca. 1920-1961
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Allan Vaughan Elston Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1961
    Collection number: 786
    Creator: Elston, Allan Vaughan, 1887-1976
    Extent: 14 boxes (7 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Allan Vaughan Elston (1887-1976) was a free-lance fiction writer. His publications include Come out and fight (1941), Long lope to Lander (1954) and Saddle up for steamboat (1973). The collection consists of notebooks, manuscripts, books, magazines containing short stories, and stories clipped from magazines, all by Elston.
    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

    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Allan Vaughan Elston, May 1961.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Allan Vaughan Elston Papers (Collection 786). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232979 

    Biography

    Elston was born on July 28, 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri; BS in civil engineering, University of Missouri, 1909; worked as a transitman for railroads in the West and Midwest (1909-13) and as a resident engineer (1913-15), a cattle rancher (1915-17), and as a consulting engineer (1918-24); became a free-lance fiction writer; publications include Come out and fight (1941), Round-up on the picketwire (1952), Long lope to Lander (1954), Showdown (1956), and Saddle up for steamboat (1973); he died on October 21, 1976.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of notebooks, manuscripts, books, magazines containing short stories, and stories clipped from magazines, all by Elston.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Elston, Allan Vaughan, 1887-1976--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.
    Western stories.