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Finding Aid for the Judson Crews Papers, 1936-1961
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Judson Crews Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1961
    Collection number: 673
    Creator: Crews, Judson
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Judson Campbell Crews (1917- ) was a lecturer in social development studies at the University of Zambia, Lusaka (1974-78) wrote numerous books of poetry and contributed to some 350 periodicals. The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, published works and ephemera related to Crews' career as poet and editor of avant-garde and poetry magazines.
    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: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Judson Crews, 1949.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Judson Crews Papers (Collection 673). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Judson Campbell Crews was born on June 30, 1917 in Waco, Texas; BA (1941), MA (1944), and studied Fine Arts (1946-47) at Baylor University; pursued graduate study at University of Texas at El Paso, 1967; landscape architect in Waco, 1936-39; publisher of Motive press (Waco, Texas) and Este Es Press (Taos, New Mexico), 1946-66; printer at Taos Star, El Crepusculo, and Taos News Publishing Company, 1948-66; lecturer in social development studies, University of Zambia, Lusaka, 1974-78; wrote numerous books of poetry and contributor to some 350 periodicals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Now, Wormwood Review, Puerto del Sol, and Southwestern American Literature.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, published works and ephemera related to Crews' career as poet and editor of avant-garde and poetry magazines. Correspondents include Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin. Collection also contains submitted manuscripts from Henry Miller, Charles Birkin, Bruce Brown, Montgomery Hare, Norman MacLeod, Paul Potts, David S. Savage, and others.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-4).
    2. Poetry and short story manuscripts (Box 4).
    3. Manuscripts by Henry Miller (Box 4).
    4. Ephemera (Box 4).
    5. Publications (Box 4).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Crews, Judson--Archives.
    Miller, Henry, 1891- --Correspondence.
    Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977--Correspondence.
    Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.