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Register of the Lee Shippey Papers
MSS 0147  
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BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Box 1, Folder 1

Articles and obituaries, 1966 -1970.

Box 1, Folder 2

Memorabilia, 1935.

Additional Note

Letter and menu/book jacket (WHERE NOTHING EVER HAPPENS) memorabilia for a dinner honoring Shippey.
 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 3

A - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 4

B - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 5

Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1925 -1926.

Box 1, Folder 6

C - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 7

Century Co., 1925.

Box 1, Folder 8

E - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 9

G - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 10

H - Miscellaneous, .

Additional Note

Includes a 1956 letter from Harriet Hinsdale concerning a proposed Jack London state park.
Box 1, Folder 11

Hilton, James, 1950 -1954.

Box 1, Folder 12

Hughes, Rupert, 1935 -1950.

Box 1, Folder 13

I - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 14

J - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 15

K - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 16

L - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 17

M - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 18

Mason, Walt, .

Additional Note

Ca. 1923-1925.
Box 1, Folder 19

O - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 20

P - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 21

Poetry Review, 1924 -1925.

Box 1, Folder 22

Poetry Society, 1923 -1924.

Box 1, Folder 23

Q - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 24

R - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 25

S - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 26

Stone, Irving, 1956 -1961.

Additional Note

Includes correspondence concerning a proposed Jack London state park.
Box 1, Folder 27

T - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 28

Times-Mirror Company, 1922 -1935.

Additional Note

Includes correspondence from publisher Harry Chandler, LOS ANGELES TIMES.
Box 1, Folder 29

U - Miscellaneous, .

Box 1, Folder 30

W - Miscellaneous, .

Additional Note

Includes correspondence of Paul I. Wellman.
Box 1, Folder 31

Williams, Dan, 1923 -1925.

 

WRITINGS

 

Lyrics

Box 1, Folder 32

Candle Light, .

Additional Note

From Shippey's poem, "Mother," with music by Charles Wakefield Cadman; see also the Poetry subseries. Manuscript and two copies.
Box 1, Folder 33

Doughboy, 1944.

Additional Note

Music by Norman Soreng Wright. Blueline copy.
 

Poetry

Box 1, Folder 34

Miscellaneous, .

Additional Note

Includes Shippey's poems "Evensong," written on the back of a photograph, and "Mother," in THE LOUIS ALLIS MESSENGER, Van B. Hooper, editor. Milwaukee, May-June 1947.
Box 1, Folder 35

"Heroes", .

Additional Note

Also includes "To Other Sinners," in POETRY OF TO-DAY. London: Erskine Macdonald Ltd., June 1924, 1:55-56.
 

Prose

Box 1, Folder 36

America's Most Arrested Man, .

Additional Note

In EVERYBODY'S MAGAZINE, July 1925, 53 (1):16, 163-166.
Box 1, Folder 37

Chapapote: A Story of Love, Hate, Intrigue and a Little-Known Plot to Change the Map of North America, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 2, Folder 1

Family Grows Up, .

Additional Note

Typescript, pages 1-117.
Box 2, Folder 2

Family Grows Up, .

Additional Note

Typescript, pages 118-174.
Box 2, Folder 3

Family Grows Up: A Sequel to THE GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 2, Folder 4

GIRL WHO WANTED EXPERIENCE, 1937.

Additional Note

Newspaper announcements and reviews.
Box 2, Folder 5

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY, 1950.

Additional Note

Book review.
Box 2, Folder 6

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY: A COMEDY (adaptation), .

Additional Note

A play adapted by Robert Frayne Chapin and Charley King from Shippey's book, THE GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY.
Box 2, Folder 7

GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY: A COMEDY (adaptation), 1959.

Additional Note

Program for the play adapted by Aurania Rouverol from Shippey's book,THE GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY. The play was held April 2-3, 1959 in Hollywood, CA.
Box 2, Folder 8

Great Idea, Slightly Used, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 2, Folder 9

Guests From Back Home, .

Additional Note

Edited typescript.
Box 2, Folder 10

Happy Though Retired, .

Additional Note

A collection of true stories. Edited typescript.
Box 2, Folder 11

Happy Though Retired, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 2, Folder 12

Happy Though Retired, 1963.

Additional Note

Final typescript with correspondence from Dell Publishing Co., Inc., dated April 6, 1964.
Box 2, Folder 13

IF WE ONLY HAD MONEY, .

Additional Note

Edited typescript, pages 1-127.
Box 2, Folder 14

IF WE ONLY HAD MONEY, .

Additional Note

Edited typescript, pages 128-250.
Box 2, Folder 15

IF WE ONLY HAD MONEY, .

Additional Note

August 27, 1939. Book review.
Box 3, Folder 1

IT'S AN OLD CALIFORNIA CUSTOM, 1947.

Additional Note

Publishing agreement with Vanguard Press Inc. and book review.
Box 3, Folder 2

It's Great To Be An Actor, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 3, Folder 3

Jeanue, .

Additional Note

Typescript, pages 1-174.
Box 3, Folder 4

Jeanue, .

Additional Note

Typescript, pages 175-322.
Box 3, Folder 5

Ladies Make News, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 3, Folder 6

LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE, Part One, 1959.

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 3, Folder 7

LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE, 1959.

Additional Note

'Four-word' (Foreward) by Paul I. Wellman.
Box 3, Folder 8

LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE, 1959.

Additional Note

Page proofs, 1-94.
Box 3, Folder 9

LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE, 1959.

Additional Note

Page proofs, 95-196.
Box 3, Folder 10

LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE, 1959.

Additional Note

Publication announcement. See also the SCRAPBOOKS series.
Box 3, Folder 11

Miscellaneous Prose (Untitled), .

Additional Note

Typescripts arranged alphabetically by first line.
Box 3, Folder 12

Needles-Eye View of the City, .

Additional Note

June 1950. Galley proofs.
Box 4, Folder 1

Scholarship, 1948, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 2

Seymour Sample Case: the Humorous Record of What Happened to One American Family, Much Like Yours..., .

Additional Note

Edited typescript.
Box 4, Folder 3

Testing Ground: A Story of the Most American City in the World Outside the United States, 1925.

Additional Note

Proposal for a novel about Tampico, Mexico in 1922. Includes correspondence from H. H. Howland (The Bobbs Merrill Co.), dated April 1, 1925.
Box 4, Folder 4

Think Game: I Challenge YOU, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 5

Think Game: How to Learn to Think for Yourself: I Challenge YOU, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 6

Understanding Friends, .

Additional Note

Typescript.
 

SCRAPBOOKS

Box 4, Folder 7, Map-case Oversize: FB-207-02

Ca. 1915-1930, .

Additional Note

Contains clippings of Shippey's columns, "The Cheeruptimist," "Rhymes and Reasons," "Lee Side o' L.A.," and articles by Shippey and others.
Box 4, Folder 8

Ca. 1923-1924, .

Additional Note

Includes articles, poetry, and the newspaper columns, "People You Know" and "How It Looks to Mars." Includes correspondence from Walt Mason, dated December 14, 1923, enclosing a memento check.
Box 4, Folder 9

Ca. 1925-1933, .

Additional Note

Odds and Ends and Poetry. Newspaper clippings of poetry, Shippey's columns "Lee Side o' L.A." and "Joshua Little," and quotations by Tennyson Mabie. Looseleaf.
Box 4, Folder 10

1926, .

Additional Note

Mexico. Shippey's articles with picture postcards.
Box 4, Folder 11

1927, .

Additional Note

Newspaper clippings including Shippey's poetry, articles, "Lee Side o' L.A." and "Joshua Little."
Box 5, Folder 1

Ca. 1937-1939, pages 1-76, .

Additional Note

"Leeside" and "Leeside o' L.A." newspaper clippings with notes. Includes typescripts of "Essential Education" and "Leeside." Looseleaf.
Box 5, Folder 2

Ca. 1939-1945, pages 77+, .

Additional Note

"Leeside" and "Leeside o' L.A." newspaper clippings with notes. Looseleaf.
Box 5, Folder 3

Ca. 1951, .

Additional Note

"The Seymour Family" newspaper clippings with typed notes.
Box 5, Folder 4

Ca. 1953-1956, .

Additional Note

Scrapbook "A." Newspaper clippings of "The Seymour Family" with typed and holograph notes.
Box 5, Folder 5

Ca. late 1950s, .

Additional Note

Scrapbook "B." "The Seymour Family," "Leeside," and "Leeside o' L.A." newspaper clippings with some holograph notes. Also includes a galley proof of "Joshua Little," loose prose, poetry and memorabilia.
Box 5, Folder 6

LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE, 1959 -1960.

Additional Note

Correspondence, publication announcements and reviews. Also includes "Surfside o' Del Mar" clippings.
Box 5, Folder 7, Map-case Oversize: FB-207-03

Ca. 1960-1964, .

Additional Note

"Southwest Corner," "Lee Shippey Asks," "Lee Shippey Says," and "Surfside o' Del Mar" columns from the SAN DIEGO UNION.
Box 5, Folder 8

Us Folk, .

Additional Note

"Leeside o' L.A.: Personal Glimpses of Famous Southlanders" columns, with typed name index.
 

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Box 6, Folder 1

Lee Side o' L.A, .

Additional Note

Galley proofs.
Box 6, Folder 2

Lee Side o' L.A, .

Additional Note

Galley proofs and clippings.
Box 6, Folder 3

Needle's Eye Views of the World, .

Additional Note

Newspaper clippings.
Box 6, Folder 4

Ca. 1915-1950s: Miscellaneous, .

Additional Note

"Lee Side o' L.A.," "Seymour Family," and miscellaneous articles and poetry by Shippey.
Box 6, Folder 5

Ca. 1931-1943: Miscellaneous, .

Additional Note

Articles by Shippey and others, "Lee Side o' L.A." clippings and poetry with holograph notes.
Box 6, Folder 6

Ca. 1937-1959: Miscellaneous, .

Additional Note

"The Seymour Family," "Leeside" and "Lee Side o' L.A." clippings, "Leeside" galley proof, and articles by and about Shippey. Includes an announcement for LOS ANGELES BOOK, and manuscript chapter listing for HAPPY THOUGH RETIRED.