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Finding Aid for the Maxwell Hunley Rare Books records, 1952-1967
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Maxwell Hunley Rare Books records
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1967
    Collection number: 1481
    Creator: Maxwell Hunley Rare Books
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: This collection consists of the records of the firm Maxwell Hunley Rare Books, Beverly Hills, CA. The collection includes correspondence, both business and personal; records of customers' collecting interests; invoices of sales and of Hunley's purchases from other dealers; and other business records. The bulk of the papers date from 1963-1967.
    Language: Finding aid is written in 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.

    Processing Note

    Partially processed by Lilace Hatayama, 1986. Fully processed by Helen McManus in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2008.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Maxwell Hunley Rare Books records (Collection 1481). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233384 

    Biography

    Maxwell Hunley Rare Books was an antiquarian bookselling firm located on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California. Hunley specialized in Americana and modern first editions. He maintained jovial relationships with his customers and friends, as evidenced in both his business and personal correspondence. In 2002 the Zamorano Club published an interview with Hunley, in limited edition, entitled A true and authentic account of the life of the distinguished bibliophile and bookseller Maxwell Hunley, Esq.: as heard from his own lips.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of papers from the firm Maxwell Hunley Rare Books, primarily covering the years 1963-1967. It includes correspondence, both business and personal; records of customers' collecting interests; invoices of sales and of Hunley's purchases from other dealers; and other business records.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Files are arranged alphabetically by subject. Where possible, items within each file are arranged in chronological order, with undated materials in alphabetical order at the back of the file.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Maxwell Hunley Rare Books--Archives.
    Antiquarian booksellers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Hunley, Maxwell.