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Allan Vaughan Elston papers, circa 1916-1961
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Allan Vaughan Elston papers
    Collection number: 786
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7.0 linear ft. (14 document boxes)
    Date: ca. 1916-1961
    Abstract: Allan Vaughan Elston (1887-1976) was a free-lance writer of western fiction and mystery stories. His publications include Come Out and Fight! (1941), Long Lope to Lander (1954) and Saddle Up for Steamboat (1973). The collection consists of research notebooks, typescripts, novels, magazines containing short stories, and stories clipped from magazines, all by Elston.
    Language of Materials: The bulk of the materials are in English. Additionally, there is a copy of Grass and Gold and The Sheriff of San Miguel in Dutch and a copy of Saddle Up for Sunlight in German. There are also two volumes of The All Story Braille Magazine.
    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.
    Creator: Elston, Allan Vaughan, 1887-1976

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Allan Vaughan Elston Papers (Collection 786). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232979 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Allan Vaughan Elston, May 1961.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Brooke Whiting in November 1962. Reprocessed by Nami Hatfield with assistance from Kelly Besser in 2015.
    Initial description in 1962 derived from in-house card file.

    Biography

    Allan Vaughan Elston was born on July 28, 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri. Elston studied engineering at the University of Missouri where he earned a civil engineering Bachelor of Science degree in 1909. After college he worked as a transitman for railroads in the West and Midwest, a resident engineer, a cattle rancher and a consulting engineer. He began work as a free-lance writer of western fiction and mystery stories in 1924. He became well known for his western novels and was a member of the Western Writers of America. Elston's publications include Come Out and Fight! (1941), Roundup on the Picketwire (1952), Long Lope to Lander (1954), Showdown (1956), and Saddle Up for Steamboat (1973). He passed away on October 21, 1976 in Santa Ana, California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of research notebooks, typescripts, novels, magazines containing short stories, and stories clipped from magazines, all by Elston.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Research Notebooks
    • Series 2: Typescripts of Novels
    • Series 3: Typescripts of Short Stories
    • Series 4: Publications

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Elston, Allan Vaughan, 1887-1976--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archives.
    Manuscripts for publication.
    Western stories.