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Finding Aid for the Henry Wilson Allen Papers, 1955-1985
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Processing Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry Wilson Allen Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1985
    Collection number: 813
    Creator: Allen, Henry Wilson, 1912-
    Extent: 83 boxes (41.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: English
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Henry Wilson Allen, 1963-1990.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henry Wilson Allen Papers (Collection Number 813). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material produced by western novel author Henry Wilson Allen, written under the pseudonyms of Clay Fisher and Will Henry. Contains manuscripts, proof sheets, galleys, books with jackets, paperback books, teleplays, and journal articles. Also includes the screenplay: I, Tom Horn.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Articles
    2. Biographical materials
    3. Book Reviews
    4. Books
    5. Books, Screenplays and other writings.
    6. Correspondence
    7. Cover art
    8. Magazine articles
    9. Manuscripts
    10. Miscellaneous
    11. Movie Clips
    12. Tributes

    Processing Note

    Processed by Brooke Whiting, ca. 1966-1967, Lilace Hatayama, 1982 and ca. 1990, Bernadette Roca, 2006.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Allen, Henry Wilson, 1912- --Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Western stories--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Film scripts.