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Finding Aid for the John Downing Weaver Collection of Material about Thomas Mann, 1936-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Downing Weaver Collection of Material about Thomas Mann,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1940
    Collection number: 1418
    Creator: Weaver, John Downing, 1912-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: 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.
    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [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.

    Biography

    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 works include 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.

    Indexing Terms

    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.