Finding Aid for the Stephen Longstreet Papers, 1940-1963

Processed by Brooke Whiting; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Stephen Longstreet Papers, 1940-1963

Collection number: 380

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, June 1964
Additions by:
Dan Luckenbill, April 1994
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephen Longstreet Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1963
Collection number: 380
Creator: Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Stephen Longstreet (1907- ) was a painter, writer, art critic, lecturer on art, and professor of modern writing at the University of Southern California (1975-80). The collection consists of literary manuscripts, drawings and collages by Stephen Longstreet.
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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stephen Longstreet, 1994.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stephen Longstreet Papers (Collection 380). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221037 

Biography

Longstreet was born on April 18, 1907 in New York City; attended Rutgers University (1926) and Harvard University (1927), and graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (1929); also studied in Paris with Matisse and Bonnard, as well as in Rome, London and Berlin; became painter, writer, art critic, and lecturer on art; literary critic for Reader's Syndicate (1952-80) and for the Los Angeles Daily News; designed stage sets for RexRoth poetry jazz, 1952; president, Los Angeles Art Association. (1972-75); professor of modern writing, University of Southern California (1975-80); wrote radio plays, screenplays, and dozens of books ranging from novels to biography to travel, including: Decade, 1929-1939 (1940), The Pedlocks :A Family (1951), Gettysburg (1961), The World Revisited (1953), and The Real Jazz, Old and New (1956).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of literary manuscripts, drawings and collages by author and artist Stephen Longstreet. Manuscripts include: Decade, 1929-1939, A Century on Wheels: the Story of Studebaker, Eagles Where I Walk, A Few Painted Feathers, The Flesh Peddlers, Gettysburg, Jazz Lexicon, Never Look Back, The Pedlocks, The Promoters, The Real Jazz, Old and New, The World Revisited, and Man of Montmartre (with Ethel Longstreet). Artwork includes 40 ink and water color drawings as well as wash drawings and collages of jazz musicians and singers.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Literary manuscripts (Boxes 1-3).
  2. Ink and water color drawings of jazz musicians and singers (Box 1).
  3. Collage on stretched canvas (Box 4, oversize).
  4. Wash drawings of jazz figures, collages (Box 5, oversize).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Longstreet, Stephen, 1907- --Archives.
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
Artists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1

Longstreet, Stephen, 1907- . A Century on Wheels: The Story of Studebaker. A History, 1852-1952. New York: Henry Holt and Company, c. 1952.

Physical Description: 121 leaves. Bound proof sheets with a few corrections in pen.
Box 1

--- Decade: 1929-1939. New York: Random House. 1940.

Physical Description: 71 sheets. Galley proofs.

Scope and Content Note

This novel was the author's first book.
Box 1

---Drawings, v.p., ca. 1938-1952.

Physical Description: 40 items. Signed, in ink and water color.

Scope and Content Note

Jazz musicians and singers. Some of these drawings were published in The Real Jazz Old and New, Louisiana State University Press. 1956.
Box 1

--- Eagles Where I Walk. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company. 1961. A novel.

Physical Description: ca. 200 sheets. Foundry proofs.
Box 1

--- A Few Painted Feathers. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company. 1963. A novel.

Physical Description: 146 sheets. Final galley proofs.
Box 2

--- ---Los Angeles. ca. 1963.

Physical Description: 504 leaves. Typescript (printer's copy). In 2 folders.
Box 2

--- The Flesh Peddlers. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1962. A novel.

Physical Description: 266pp. Uncorrected proofs.
Box 2

--- Gettysburg, A Novel. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, c. 1961.

Physical Description: 124 sheets of galley proofs cut into ca. 200 leaves and bound.
Box 2

--- Jazz Lexicon. Beverly Hills, ca. 1957. Printed in Germany, 1957.

Physical Description: 2 items. Typescripts.

Scope and Content Note

1. Introduction (never used). 7 leaves.
2. List of jazzmen in book. 23 leaves.
Box 2

--- Jazz Lexicon. Stephen Longstreet [and] Alfons M. Dauer. 170 zeichnungen von Stephen Longstreet ... Müchen, Th. Knaur Nachf., [c. 1957, printed in Germany. April 7, 1963].

Physical Description: 324pp.
Box 3

--- Lorser Feitelson, Painter. Pasadena, Contemporary Galleries, Pasadena Art Institute. n.d.

Physical Description: 3pp.
Box 3

--- Man of Montmarte: A Novel Based on the Life of Maurice Utrillo, by Stephen & Ethel Longstreet. New York: Funk and Wagnalls. 1958.

Physical Description: 126 sheets of galley proofs cut into ca. 200 leaves and bound.
Box 3

--- Never Look Back. The Autobiography of a Jockey. By Billy Pearson and Stephen Longstreet. Introduction by John Huston. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1958.

Physical Description: 115 sheets. Galley proofs.
Box 3

--- The Pedlocks, A Novel. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1950.

Physical Description: 153 sheets of galley proofs cut into ca. 250 leaves.
Box 3

--- The Promoters; A Modern Novel. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1950.

Physical Description: 153 sheets of galley proofs cut into ca. 250 leaves.
Box 3

--- The Real Jazz Old and New. Published by the Louisiana State University Press. 1956.

Scope and Content Note

1. Footnotes (typescript and carbon) from the author's notebook that were not used.
2. Jazz notes (typescript) made in New Orleans. 1951.
3. Play it For Me, Daddy the story of Bix Beiderbecke, by Stephen Longstreet.
Article clipped from Saga. March 1956.
Sample from a projected book, The Real Jazz. 3 items.
Box 3

---A study of folk music that has come to America. n.p. n.d. Holograph note: None of this was used.

Physical Description: 22 leaves. Typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections.
Box 3

--- The World Revisited. New York: Henry Holt. 1953. Holograph note: A travel book; text and pictures by Stephen Longstreet.

Physical Description: 96 sheets of galley proofs cut into 178 leaves and bound in manila folder.
Box 4 [poster oversize]

Collage [musical instruments, etc.].

Physical Description: Stretched canvas.
Box 5 [poster oversize]

Wash drawings of jazz figures, collages for posters(?).