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Finding Aid for the Henry Wilson Allen Papers, 1955-1985
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Description
Henry Wilson Allen was born September 29, 1912 in Kansas City, Missouri; wrote more than fifty western novels for adults and children; during 1930s worked as a stablehand, shop clerk, and gold miner; became screenwriter for MGM in 1937; published western novels under the pseudonyms Clay Fisher and Will Henry; works include: No Survivors, From Where the Sun Now Stands, Seven Legends West, and The Ballad of Billy Bonney; eight of his books were adapted as motion pictures; died October 26, 1991 in Van Nuys, California. The collection consists of writings by Henry Allen, including manuscripts, galleys, cover art, published books and reviews, as well as business and personal correspondence.
Background
Allen was born Sept. 29, 1912 in Kansas City, MO; wrote more than fifty western novels for adults and children; during 1930s worked as a stablehand, shop clerk, and gold miner; became screenwriter for MGM in 1937; published western novels under the pseudonyms Clay Fisher and Will Henry; works include: No Survivors, From Where The Sun Now Stands, Seven Legends West, and The Ballad of Billy Bonney; eight of his books were adapted as motion pictures; died Oct. 26,1991 in Van Nuys, CA.
Extent
83 boxes (41.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.