Finding Aid for the Judy Van der Veer Papers, 1928

Processed by Yvonne Schroeder; 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 Judy Van der Veer Papers, 1928

Collection number: 701

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:
Yvonne Schroeder, 28 November 1960
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai and Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Judy Van der Veer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1928
Collection number: 701
Creator: Van der Veer, Judy
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Judy Van der Veer (1912-1982) was a author that contributed stories, articles and poems to magazines, and published books. The collection consists of Van der Veer's manuscripts, notebooks, diaries and correspondence. Manuscripts include A few happy ones, November grass, The river pasture, and Brown hills. There are also poems, plays, and stories, mostly written at an early age.
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

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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 Judy Van der Veer, 1949.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Judy Van der Veer Papers (Collection 701). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233920 

Biography

Van der Veer was born on October 17, 1912 in Oil City, Pennsylvania; grew up in San Diego; contributed stories, articles, and poems to magazines; published books include River pasture (1936), Brown hills (1938), November grass (1940), A few happy ones (1943), My valley in the sky (1959), Hold the rein free (1966), Wallace the wandering pig (1967), Higher than the arrow (1969), To the rescue (1969), The gray mare's colts (1971), and Long trail for Francisco (1974); she died on November 22, 1982 in Ramona, California.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, notebooks and diaries, and correspondence of author Judy Van der Veer. Manuscripts include A few happy ones, November grass, The river pasture, and Brown hills. Correspondents include Lawrence Clark Powell and Hewitt H. Howland, and miscellaneous manuscripts include poems, plays, and stories, mostly written at an early age.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. A few happy ones (Box 1).
  2. November grass (Boxes 1-2).
  3. The river pasture, Brown hills (Box 2).
  4. Miscellaneous manuscripts, notebooks and diaries, and correspondence (Box 3).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Van der Veer, Judy--Archives.
Authors, American--Archives.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

A few happy ones. London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1943.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 321 leaves, variously numbered. Boxed in a dark blue, cloth slip case.
Box 1

November grass. London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1940.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph corrections in pencil. 140 leaves, variously numbered. Boxed in a dark blue, cloth slip case.
Box 1

November grass.

Physical Description: Typescript (carbon). 247 leaves, variously numbered.
Box 2

November grass.

Physical Description: Page proofs. 77 sheets.
Box 2

The river pasture. London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1936.

Physical Description: Holograph, pencil, both sides of paper. 260 leaves, variously numbered. [First draft of first book].
Box 2

The river pasture. London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1936.

Physical Description: Typescript, irregularly numbered. 116 leaves. Both copies boxed together in dark blue, cloth slip case.
Box 2

The river pasture.

Physical Description: Galley proof. 54 sheets.
Box 2

Brown hills. London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1938.

Physical Description: Galley proof. 64 sheets.
Box 3

Miscellaneous manuscripts.

Physical Description: Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Poems, plays, stories, etc., most of which were probably written at a very early age. Includes one book of holograph poems bound in Japanese covers with hand-painted, green dragon on front, titled Santee Songs. In one folder.
Box 3

Notebooks and diaries. ca. 1928-1934.

Physical Description: Holograph, in pencil. 7 items, four of them bound.
Box 3

Correspondence, between Lawrence Clark Powell and Judy Van der Veer, 1948- .

Physical Description: 89 letters.
Box 3

Correspondence, mainly from Hewitt H. Howland [Jacques Chambrun, agent, New York], 1929-1940.

Physical Description: 14 letters.

Scope and Content Note

With this, 4 photographs of Van der Meer ranch and friends, etc.