Finding Aid for the Sylvia R. Pezoldt Papers, ca. 1916-1965

Processed by David MacGill; machine-readable finding aid created by Alight Tsai and Caroline Cubé
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 Sylvia R. Pezoldt Papers, ca. 1916-1965

Collection number: 906

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:
David MacGill, June 1992
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: Sylvia R. Pezoldt Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1916-1965
Collection number: 906
Creator: Pezoldt, Sylvia R.
Extent: 10 boxes (5.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Sylvia Ruby Pezoldt (1895-1963) was a journalist, poet, and author of short stories, and non-fiction. She also conducted writing courses and was a member of the National League of American Pen Women. The collection consists of Pezoldt's manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, journals, scrapbooks, clippings, and a travel diary (1952-53). The collection also contains copies of her magazine articles and columns, published poems, personal publicity information, materials relating to writing guidelines and children's magazines, and publications of the National League of American Pen Women (1957-64).
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: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services 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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. James D. Shea, 1965.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sylvia R. Pezoldt Papers (Collection 906). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Sylvia Ruby Thompson was born on July 4, 1895 in Kansas; married Albert R. Pezoldt; became a journalist with the Colorado Springs gazette; wrote children's poems, short stories, and non-fiction; conducted writing courses and was a member of the National League of American Pen Women; she died in August 1963.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, journals, scrapbooks, clippings, and a travel diary (1952-53) of writer Sylvia R. Pezoldt. Includes a collection of her magazine articles and columns, published poems in various journals, personal publicity information, poetry and other manuscripts, materials relating to writing guidelines and children's magazines, a photograph album (1945-47), copies of the journal Pen woman (1951-52), and publications of the National League of American Pen Women (1957-64). Also contains some biographical material.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Pezoldt, Sylvia R.--Archives.
National League of American Pen Women.
Women journalists--United States--Archival resources.
Women authors, American--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

2 scrapbooks (1957 & 1959).

Box 1

High School scrapbook (1914).

Box 1

Personal journal (1959).

Box 1

Miscellaneous publications (1941-1944).

Box 1

Book of poetry (1961).

Box 1

Holiday Selections (book of poems, songs, etc., published: 1922).

Box 2

Newspaper clippings.

Box 2

Wedding book (1917).

Box 2

Published work (collection of magazine articles and columns. 1948-1962).

Box 2

Personal publicity, etc. (folder & envelope).

Box 2

Published poems in various journals.

Box 2

Scrapbook (1956).

Box 3

Scrapbook (1958: loose, in folder).

Box 3

Miscellaneous photos, correspondence, etc.

Box 3

Publications of religious and other organizations.

Box 4

Scrapbooks (1952-1953: loose, unfoldered).

Box 4

Poetry manuscripts.

Box 4

Miscellaneous materials relating to writing for youth and children's magazines.

Box 5

Writing and technique guidelines.

Physical Description: (4 folders).
Box 5

Christmas articles & art (1958-1959).

Box 5

Miscellaneous materials.

Box 5

Poetry.

Box 6

Collection of articles published in The Writer (1955-1960: 6 vols., bound seperately by year).

Box 7

Travel diary (1952-1953).

Box 7

Miscellaneous items from trip to England (1952-1953).

Box 7

Scrapbook (1962: in envelope).

Box 7

Poems, notes and miscellaneous manuscripts.

Physical Description: (3 folders).
Box 7

Scrapbook of published articles and columns.

Box 8

Miscellaneous manuscripts.

Box 9

Collection of articles published in The Writer (1951-1954: 4 vols., bound separately by year).

Box 9

Poems (bound, 2 vols.).

Box 9

Scrapbook (1960).

Box 9

Photo album (1945-1947).

Box 10

Miscellaneous published poetry.

Box 10

Pen Woman (journal: 1951-1952).

Box 10

Publications of the National League of American Pen Women (1957-1964).

Box 10

Publishing & writing guidelines.

Box 10

Scrapbook (1961: loose, unfoldered).