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Finding Aid for the Carroll John Daly Papers, 1930-1958
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Description
Carroll John Daly (1889-1958) was a crime fiction writer. His publications include The snarl of the beast (1927), Murder won't wait (1933), Mystery of the smoking gun (1936), and Ready to burn (1951). He also wrote dozens of stories for pulp detective magazines and television scripts. The collection consists of 163 typescripts of short stories, a novella, television scripts, clippings, correspondence, legal records, a bibliographical list of Daly's work, and magazines in which Daly is mentioned or his work reviewed.
Background
Daly was born on September 14, 1889 in Yonkers, New York; became crime fiction writer; created detective Race Williams, who appeared in such novels as The snarl of the beast (1927) and The hidden hand (1929); wrote other books, including Murder won't wait (1933), Emperor of evil (1936), Mystery of the smoking gun (1936), and Ready to burn (1951); also wrote dozens of stories for pulp detective magazines and television scripts; he died in 1958.
Extent
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.