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Finding Aid for the Collection of Materials Relating to Frederic Prokosch, ca. 1929-1965
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Materials Relating to Frederic Prokosch,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1929-1965
    Collection number: 829
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989) published novels and books of poetry, including The Asiatics (1935), The assassins (1936), The seven who fled (1937, winner of the Harper Prize), Chosen poems (1944), The Missolonghi manuscript (1968), and Voices: a memoir (1983). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and a bibliography of Prokosch compiled at UCLA for a course in bibliography. Manuscripts consist of The lonely unicorn, Death in autumn (1929), and Cupid's whirligig, and Hecate's house (1930).
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Materials Relating to Frederic Prokosch (Collection 829). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Prokosch was born on May 17, 1908 in Madison, Wisconsin; BA (1926), MA (1928), Haverford College; MA, King's College, Cambridge University, 1930; Ph.D, Yale University, 1932; after teaching English at Yale University, he began publishing novels and books of poetry, including The Asiatics (1935), The assassins (1936), The seven who fled (1937, winner of the Harper Prize), The carnival (1938), Chosen poems (1944), The Missolonghi manuscript (1968), America, my wilderness (1972), and Voices: a memoir (1983); he became an expert squash player, winning the French championship in 1939 and the Swiss championship in 1944; he died on June 2, 1989 in Plan de Grasse, France.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 35 letters from Prokosch to Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks, 6 letters to Ben Abramson, manuscripts, and a bibliography of Prokosch compiled at UCLA for a course in bibliography. Manuscripts consist of a one-page typescript, The lonely unicorn; a typescript collection of poems, Death in autumn (1929); and Cupid's whirligig, and Hecate's house (1930), a collection of tales with twelve illustrations hand-drawn and hand-colored by Prokosch.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Prokosch, Frederic, 1908- --Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.