Finding Aid for the Allan Vaughan Elston Papers, ca. 1920-1961

Processed by Brooke Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Allan Vaughan Elston Papers, ca. 1920-1961

Collection number: 786

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, November 1962
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Container List

 

Papers. v.p., v.d.

Creator/Collector: Elston, Allan Vaughan, 1887-
Physical Description: (14 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of notebooks, manuscripts, books, magazines containing short stories, and stories clipped from magazines, all by Elston.
Elston is a well known writer of western fiction and mystery stories.
Member of the Western Writers of America.
  • 1. Western stories.
  • American fiction - 20th century.
  • I. Western Writers of America.