Scope and Content
Title: John Downing Weaver Collection of Material about Thomas Mann,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1940
Collection number: 1418
Weaver, John Downing, 1912-
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John Downing Weaver (1912- ) was a reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor for the
Kansas City Star (1935-40). He also contributed articles, short stories and book reviews to magazines, and wrote novels and non-fiction. The
collection consists of photocopied articles by Weaver from scrapbooks about Thomas Mann, some from the
Kansas City Star.
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.
[Identification of item], John Downing Weaver Collection of Material about Thomas Mann (Collection 1418). Department of Special
Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Weaver was born February 4, 1912 in Washington, D.C.; attended Georgetown University, 1928-29; AB, College of William and
Mary, 1932; AM, George Washington University, 1933; worked for various federal agencies including the National Recovery Administration,
1933-35; was also reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor,
Kansas City Star, 1935-40; contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines; also wrote novels and non-fiction; published
Wind before rain (1942),
Another such victory (1948),
Warren: the man, the Court, the era (1967),
The Brownsville raid: the story of America's black Dreyfus affair (1970), and
Los Angeles: the enormous village (1980).
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photocopied articles from scrapbooks about Thomas Mann, some from the
Kansas City Star, by John Weaver, who interviewed him.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Weaver, John Downing, 1912- --Archives.
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
Journalists--United States--Archival resources.