Scope and Content
Title: Mystery Writers of America Records,
Date (inclusive): 1947-1964
Collection number: 2024
Creator: Mystery Writers of America
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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.
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
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[Identification of item], Mystery Writers of America Records (Collection 2024). Department of Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
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.