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Finding Aid for the Mystery Writers of America Records, 1947-1964
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mystery Writers of America Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1964
    Collection number: 2024
    Creator: Mystery Writers of America
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Mystery Writers of America, Incorporated (MWA) was founded in 1945 to promote and protect the interests and welfare of mystery writers and strives to increase the esteem and literary recognition of the genre. The collection consists of minutes, newsletters, and publications of the Mystery Writers of America.
    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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mystery Writers of America Records (Collection 2024). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Mystery Writers of America, Incorporated (MWA) was founded in 1945; MWA promotes and protects the interests and welfare of mystery writers and strives to increase the esteem and literary recognition of the genre; each year the MWA bestows the Edgar Allan Poe Awards for achievement in various categories.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of minutes, newsletters, and publications of the Mystery Writers of America. Includes Clues (1947-55), the monthly publication of the Midwest Chapter, and The march of crime (1961-65), newsletter of the Southern California Chapter.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mystery Writers of America--Archives.
    Authors--Societies, etc.--Archival resources.