Joan London Papers: Finding Aid

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Joan London Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1899-1975
Bulk dates: 1937-1970
Collection Number: mssMI 1-1474
Creator: London, Joan.
Extent: 1,576 pieces, with clippings and other printed items, in 41 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera pertaining to the life and work of California writer and labor activist Joan London (1901-1971), the eldest daughter of author Jack London (1876-1916). Since much of London's work focused on her father, many items in the collection specifically relate to the life and writings of Jack London, in additional to materials about Joan London and on the labor movement in California.
Language: English.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Joan London Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Purchased from Ronald Randall, July 28, 1983.

Processing/Project Information

This collection was processed by Huntington Library staff and originally titled the "Joan (London) Miller Papers." Brooke Dykman Dockter provided supplemental encoding and revisions to the finding aid in 2000, and Diann Benti made additional revisions and updates in April 2016.

Biographical Note

Joan London (1901-1971), born in Oakland, California, on January 15, 1901, was the elder daughter of the author Jack London (1876-1916) and his first wife, Elizabeth (Bess) London. Following graduation from Oakland High School, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1921. On February 11 of that same year, in Piedmont, California, Joan London married Harlan Park Abbott, from whom she was divorced in 1924. On December 20, 1925, in Sacramento, she married Charles Malamuth, a Moscow correspondent for United Press International, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1930. Subsequently, the two were reconciled while in Moscow and they remarried, but they were separated in 1934 and divorced for the second time in 1935. Finally, Joan London married Charles Lortz Miller in April, 1952, and they resided in Berkeley and, later, Pleasant Hill, California, until Miller's death in August 1970.
London began her writing career early in life and her articles and other writings were published in newspapers and periodicals beginning in the 1920s. A novel, Sylvia Coventry, appeared as a serial in the Oakland Tribune in 1926-1927. In the late 1930s, London began collecting material about her father in preparation for writing a biography. Through correspondence, she solicited reminiscences from many individuals who had known Jack London and she collected documents as well as clippings and other material relating to his life and work. The resulting biography, Jack London and his Times, was published in 1939 by Doubleday, Doran and Company and reprinted by the University of Washington Press in 1968. Until shortly before her death in 1971, London had been at work on a book initially titled Visiting Rights Only, which was later published posthumously in 1990 as Jack London and His Daughters; it described her childhood and youth in a single-parent home and her feelings towards her absent father. Throughout her life, Joan London retained an interest in her father and maintained an active correspondence with London scholars and collectors concerning his life and her memories of him.
In addition to her interest in Jack London, London held a lifelong sympathy and concern for workers and labor causes. Much of her writing dealt with labor and union issues, and she worked for more than 20 years as the librarian for the California Labor Federation. Following her retirement from this position in 1962, she continued as an activist, writer and speaker on behalf of workers and unions. During the last several years of her life, London researched and wrote, with Henry P. Anderson, a history of the farm labor movement, entitled So Shall Ye Reap. The book was published on her birthday, January 15, 1971.
Just a few days later, on January 19, 1971, London passed away from throat cancer. She was survived by her younger sister, Bess (London) Fleming, and her son from her first marriage, Bart Abbott, as well as several grandchildren.

Bibliography

Contemporary Authors (Permanent Series, volume 2), entry for Joan London.
London, Joan. Jack London and his Times (New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1939; University of Washington Press, 1968).

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera pertaining to the life and work of Joan London, the daughter of American author Jack London. Since much of London's work focused on her father, many items in the collection specifically relate to the life and writings of Jack London. The collection contains correspondence between Joan and individuals who knew, or were interested in, her father, the notes and drafts used by London in writing her father's biography, and several copies of letters written by Jack London himself.
There is correspondence to and from London scholars and collectors, chiefly dating from the 1960s and 1970s, including Tony Bubka, James E. Sisson, Hensley Charles Woodbridge, Alfred Samuel Shivers, George Tweney, and Franklin Dickerson Walker. Joan was also interested in the life of her paternal grandfather, William Henry Chaney, and the collection contains both manuscripts and notes relating to him. Joan London's unpublished work Jack London and his Times and Visiting Rights Only, published as Jack London and his Daughters, are two of several manuscripts in the collection; the latter specifically addresses Joan's feelings towards her father and her thoughts on her childhood within a single-parent family.
Portions of the collection pertain to London's interest in the Labor movement and her leading role within it, including correspondence with the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and a letter addressed to Leon Trotsky (1879-1940). The collection also contains a good deal of correspondence between London's coauthor on So Shall Ye Reap, Henry P. Anderson, and the book's publisher (Thomas Y. Crowell, Publishers).
In addition, there is business correspondence, with publishers and agents, including a few documents (contracts, royalty statements), as well as family correspondence.
The collection is a valuable resource for research on Jack London, on Joan London, and on the labor movement in California. There are just two gaps in the collection: the letters from Jack London to Joan London, which were acquired by a private collector; and personal and family papers, particularly those which would provide biographical documentation of Joan London's life.
Notable correspondents and persons represented by 5 or more pieces:
  • Abbott, Bart: 2 manuscripts, 8 letters, 1 document (Date: 1938, 1971, 1969-1971, 1971)
  • Abbott, Helen: 7 letters (Date: 1965-1971)
  • Anderson, Henry P.: 23 letters, 1 document (Date: 1966-1970, 1970)
  • Arthur, Gavin Chester: 2 manuscripts, 4 letters (Date: 1968, 1966-1970)
  • Bubka, Tony: 5 manuscripts, 53 letters (Date: 1966-1968, 1965-1970)
  • Bykov, Vil Matveyevich: 3 manuscripts, 32 letters (Date: 1967-1970, 1964-1972)
  • Chavez, Cesar E. 1 letter (Date: 1967, October 6). Letter to Joan London briefly mentioning Jack London and a matter relating to farm workers. MI 223.
  • Clemens, Cyril: 5 letters (Date: 1969-1971)
  • Cole, Ella: 11 letters (Date: 1966-1968)
  • Cortez, Carlos: 3 manuscripts, 2 letters (Date: 1961-1965, 1962-1963)
  • Crowell (Thomas Y.) Co.: 66 letters, 1 document (Date: 1963-1970, 1965)
  • Doubleday, Doran and Co.: 36 letters, 21 documents (Date: 1936-1942, 1937-1942). Includes letter to Joan London concerning Jack London and his Times. Mention is made of Irving Stone's biography being written at the same time, and of Charmian (Kittredge) London's response regarding rights and access to papers. MI 342-377.
  • Freeman, A. Wallace: 3 manuscripts, 23 letters (Date: 1968-1971, 1966-1974)
  • Fujiwara, Sakae: 5 letters (Date: 1969-1972)
  • Galarza, Ernesto: 25 letters (Date: 1962-1971)
  • Ghent, William James: 4 letters (Date: 1937). Letters to Joan London mentioning Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Henry Gaylord Wilshire, and the Socialist Party. MI 471-474.
  • Howell (John) Books: 7 letters, 2 documents (Date: 1969-1971, 1971)
  • Jones, Leslie S. A.: 7 letters (Date: 1969-1972)
  • Kettler, Ernestine: 6 letters (Date: 1966-1971)
  • Kingman, Russell: 2 manuscripts, 4 letters (Date: 1969, 1968-1976)
  • Kuntschev, Boschidar: 11 letters (Date: 1967-1969)
  • London, Charmian (Kittredge): 6 letters (Date: 1909-1940)
  • London, Jack: 54 letters (copies) (Date: 1899-[1916]). Includes two letters to Anna (Strunsky) Walling, two of them containing brief annotations by Mrs. Walling. MI 601-640.
  • Macmillan Co.: 6 letters (Date: 1939-1964)
  • Maddern, Merle: 9 letters (Date: 1964-1971)
  • Malamuth, Charles: 1 manuscript, 8 letters (Date: 1965 1964-1965)
  • Miller, Joan (London): 100 manuscripts, 186 letters, 5 documents (Date: 1917-1971 1931-1970 1938-1971)
  • Nelson, Eugene: 11 letters (Date: 1967-1971)
  • North, Richard: 7 letters (Date: 1965-1971). Includes letters to Joan London regarding the discovery of the Jack London cabin in Yukon Territory. MI 984-989.
  • Oittinen, Anna: 6 letters (Date: 1969-1971)
  • Paul (Warren) Associates: 10 letters (Date: 1963-1965)
  • Random House, Inc.: 5 letters (Date: 1965-1967)
  • Seltz, Julie Anne (Abbott): 5 letters (Date: 1970-1971)
  • Shipley, Miriam: 14 letters (Date: 1962-1970)
  • Sinclair, Upton Beall: 3 letters (Date: 1937). Letters to Joan London concerning memories of Jack London. MI 1106-1108.
  • Shivers, Alfred Samuel: 19 letters (Date: 1962-1969)
  • Sisson, James E.: 2 manuscripts, 23 letters (Date: 1971 and n.d. 1967-1970)
  • Sterling, George. 1 letter (Date: 1925 March 5). Letter of reference for Joan London. MI 1141.
  • Turner, Ethel (Duffy): 7 letters (Date: 1968-1969)
  • Tweney, George H.: 1 manuscript, 33 letters (Date: 1968 1966-1971)
  • Untermann, Ernest: 6 letters (Date: 1938-1941). Letters to Joan London concerning Jack London and socialism in the early days of the century. MI 1201-1206.
  • Walling, Anna (Strunsky): 1 letter (Date: 1940 November 8). Letter to Joan London expressing her reaction to Jack London and his Times. MI 1271.
  • Walker, Dale L.: 49 letters (Date: 1966-1971)
  • Washington. University. Press: 26 letters, 3 documents (Date: 1967-1970 1967-1969)
  • Weiderman, Richard: 5 letters (Date: 1968-1970)
  • Wing, Willis Kingsley: 5 letters (Date: 1951)
  • Woodbridge, Hensley Charles: 2 manuscripts, 121 letters (Date: 1966-1968, 1962-1971)

Related Materials in the Huntington Library

Printed Items Transferred to Rare Book Department of the Huntington Library

  • California Development Association. Survey of the Mexican Labor Problem in California. c.1928.
  • Chaplin, Ralph, Covington Hall, et al. When the Leaves Come Out. Chicago: The Rebel Press, 1934.
  • Haldeman-Julius, E. The Son of Wolf Jack London. Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Co., n.d.
  • International Literature, no. 2, 1935.
  • Jack London Who He is and What He has Done. N.Y.: The Macmillan Co., c.1915.
  • London Lore, no. 1 and 2. San Francisco: Jack London Amateur Press Club, n.d.
  • Prestridge, Virginia (comp.). The Worker in American Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography. Champaign: University of Illinois Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 1954.
  • St. John, Vincent. The I.W.W. Its History, Structure and Methods. Chicago: I.W.W. Publishing Bureau, 1917.
  • Yukon Press, Nov.-Dec., 1966.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following 4 series:
  • Correspondence and literary manuscripts (Boxes 1-31)
  • Scrapbooks (Boxes 32-33)
  • Photographs (Boxes 34-35)
  • Ephemera and newspaper clippings (Boxes 36-41)
The correspondence and literary manuscripts are arrangement alphabetically by author. Note that Joan London's writings are organized alphabetically under "M," reflecting her married name: Joan (London) Miller.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Chaney, William Henry.
London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Biography.
London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Correspondence.
London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Family.
London, Joan -- Archives.
London, Joan -- Family.
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 -- Correspondence.
California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Labor leaders -- United States -- Correspondence.
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Correspondence.
Single-parent families -- California.
Women authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives.
Women labor leaders -- California -- Archives.
California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Sources.

Forms/Genres

Ephemera -- United States -- 20th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 20th century.
Manuscripts -- United States -- 20th century.
Newspaper clippings -- United States -- 20th century.
Personal papers -- United States -- 20th century.
Photographs -- United States -- 20th century.
Scrapbooks -- United States -- 20th century.

Additional Contributors

Abbott, Bart.
Abbott, Helen, active 1965-1971.
Anderson, Henry P.
Arthur, Chester Alan, 1901-1972.
Bubka, Tony.
Bykov, Vilʹ.
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993.
Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999.
Cole, Ella.
Cortés, Carlos.
Freeman, A. W., 1921-
Fujiwara, Sakae.
Galarza, Ernesto, 1905-1984.
Ghent, William J. (William James), 1866-1942.
Jones, Leslie S. A.
Kettler, Ernestine Hara, 1896-
Kingman, Russ.
Kuntschev, Boschidar.
London, Charmian.
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
Maddern, Merle.
Malamuth, Charles, 1899-1965.
Nelson, Eugene, 1929-
North, Richard, active 1965-1971.
Oittinen, Anna.
Seltz, Julie Ann Abbott.
Shipley, Miriam.
Shivers, Alfred.
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
Sisson, James E.
Sterling, George, 1869-1926.
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940, correspondent.
Turner, Ethel Duffy, 1885-1969.
Tweney, George H.
Untermann, Ernest.
Walker, Dale L.
Walling, Anna Strunsky, 1879-
Weiderman, Richard, active 1968-1970.
Wing, Willis Kingsley, 1899-1985.
Woodbridge, Hensley Charles, 1923-2001.
Doubleday, Doran & Company.
John Howell Books (San Francisco, Calif.)
Macmillan Company.
Paul Warren Associates.
Random House (Firm)
Thomas Y. Crowell Company.
University of Washington Press.


Collection Contents

 

Correspondence and literary manuscripts

Physical Description: 30 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author. For each author, any literary manuscripts present precede the correspondence, which is alphabetized by addressee. Note that Joan London's writings are organized alphabetically under "M," reflecting her married name: Joan (London) Miller.
Box 1

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, A-Anc. MI  1-42

Box 2

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Anderson-Brown. MI  43-92

Box 3

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Bubka-Burnett. MI  93-157, 1467-1469

Box 4

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, By-Cal. MI  158-209

Box 5

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Cam-Cross. MI  210-266

Box 6

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Crowell. MI  267-333

Box 7

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, D-Fo. MI  334-404

Box 8

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Fr. MI  405-433

Box 9

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Fu-Hal. MI  434-489

Box 10

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Han-Ke. MI  490-541

Box 11

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Ki-London, Charmian. MI  542-586

Box 12

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, London, Jack. MI  587-641

Box 13

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Lop-Miller, Joan London: Manuscripts (A-Biographical). MI  642-680

Box 14

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Miller, Joan London: Manuscripts (Biography-H). MI  681-694

Box 15

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Miller, Joan London: Manuscripts (Jack London and his Times). MI  695-699

Box 16

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Miller, Joan London: Manuscripts (Jack London and his Times: notes). MI  700-744

Box 17

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Miller, Joan London: Manuscripts (Poems-W). MI  745-772

Box 18

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Miller, Joan London: Correspondence (A-Cro). MI  773-846, 959-964

Box 19

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Miller, Joan London: Correspondence (D-P). MI  847-904

Box 20

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Miller, Joan London: Correspondence (R-W) and Documents. MI  905-958

Box 21

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Mo-Pa. MI  965-1026

Box 22

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Pe-Sha. MI  1027-1064

Box 23

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, She-Sin. MI  1065-1108

Box 24

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Sis-Tu. MI  1109-1158

Box 25

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Tw-V. MI  1159-1213

Box 26

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Wag-Walker. MI  1214-1268

Box 27

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Wall-Wi. MI  1269-1321

Box 28

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Woodbridge: Correspondence (To A-Miller, Joan, 1962-1964). MI  1322-1378

Box 29

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Woodbridge: Correspondence (To Miller, 1965-1970, - Z. MI  1379-1444

Box 30

Correspondence and literary manuscripts, Wr-Z and unidentified. MI  1445-1466, 1470-1471

Box 31

Oversize correspondence and literary manuscripts.

Contains MI 12, MI 144, MI 241, MI 267, MI 378, MI 476, MI 498, MI 503, MI 513, MI 589, MI 720, MI 957, MI 989, MI 990, MI 1048, MI 1054, MI 1249 , MI 1274, as well as three additional folders containing Illustrated Weekly of India [periodical], 1970 May 17 (Folder 1); Illustration of Jack London from Motorland [periodical], 1968 November (Folder 2); and Soviet Woman [periodical], 1961 (Folder 3).
 

Scrapbooks

Physical Description: 3 volumes in 2 boxes
Box 32

Scrapbooks.

 

Scrapbook of clippings about Jack London and Joan London. 1938-1940 MI 1472

 

Scrapbook of serialized novel, Sylvia Coventry, in the Oakland Tribune. 1926-1927 MI 1473

Box 33

Scrapbooks.

 

Scrapbook of miscellanea, including clippings about Jack London and other writers. 1902-1965 MI 1474

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Photographs particularly of Joan London and Jack London.
Box 34

Photographs of Joan London.

Folder 1

Leaves from a photograph album 1902-1903

Scope and Content Note

The leaves include:
  • a. Bess (London) Fleming
  • b. Jack London in London, Eng., 1902
  • c. Jack London and Bess (London) Fleming, 1903
  • d. Bess (London) Fleming, 1903
  • e. Joan London and Bess (London) Fleming, 1903
  • f. Joan London and Bess (London) Fleming, 1903
  • g. Virginia Prentiss and Bess (London) Fleming, 1903
Folder 2

Clark Gable, Joan London, and Bart Abbott?. [1935]

Folder 3

Clark Gable, Joan London, and Bart Abbott?. [1935]

Folder 4

Jack London and Joan London. [1903]

Folder 5

Joan London. [approximately 1913]

Folder 6

Joan London. [approximately 1915]

Folder 7

Joan London. [approximately 1940?]

Folder 8

Joan London. [approximately 1945?]

Folder 9

Joan London. [approximately 1945?]

Folder 10

Joan London with group [California Labor Federation?]. 1951

Folder 11

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 12

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 13

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 14

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 15

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 16

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 17

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 18

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 19

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 20

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 21

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 22

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 23

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 24

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 25

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 26

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 27

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 28

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 29

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 30

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 31

Joan London with two dogs. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 32

Joan London with two dogs. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 33

Joan London with two dogs. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 34

Joan London with dog. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 35

Joan London with dog. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 36

Joan London with dog. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 37

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 38

Joan London with dog. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 39

Joan London. [approximately 1955?]

Folder 40

Joan London, speaking to a college class, taken by John Sheafe. [approximately 1969]

Folder 41

Joan London, Bess (London) Fleming and Virginia Prentiss. [1903]

Folder 42

Joan London, Charles Lortz Miller?, and unidentified couple, with background of a church and steeple. [approximately 1945]

Folder 43

Joan London with unidentified man. [approximately 1965]

Folder 44

Joan London with unidentified man. [approximately 1965]

Box 35

Photographs.

Folder 1

Ralph Abel.

Folder 2

Ralph Abel.

Folder 3

Corwin?.

Folder 4

Roscoe Eames, standing at the helm of the Snark. [approximately 1907]

Folder 5

Victor Henry and dogsled en route to Jack London's cabin. [1965 March]

Folder 6

Joe Hill. [approximately 1915]

Folder 7

Leo Huberman speaking at the meeting commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Jack London's death, held at the USSR State Library of Foreign Literature. [1956]

Folder 8

Leo Huberman talking with people attending a meeting commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Jack London's death, held at the USSR State Library of Foreign Literature. [1956]

Folder 9

Leo Huberman writing in the visitors' book at a meeting commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Jack London's death, held at the USSR State Library of Foreign Literature. [1956]

Folder 10

Frank Little.

Folder 11

Bess (Maddern) London. [approximately 1900]

Folder 12

Jack London. [approximately 1887]

Folder 13

Jack London. [approximately 1900]

Folder 14

Jack London, taken by J. E. Purdy. 1905

Folder 15

Jack London at his writing table. [approximately 1905]

Folder 16

Jack London at his writing table. [approximately 1905]

Folder 17

Jack London. [approximately 1905?]

Folder 18

Jack London, standing in front of the unfinished Snark. [approximately 1907]

Folder 19

Jack London, taken by E. J. Baker, Honolulu. 1910

Folder 20

Jack London. [approximately 1910?]

Folder 21

Jack London. [1916]

Folder 22

Jack London, [1916, Glen Ellen, Calif.].

Folder 23

Jack London and Bess (London) Fleming. [1903]

Folder 24

Jack London, Bess (Maddern) London, and Mabel Applegarth. [approximately 1900]

Folder 25

Jack London, Charmian (Kittredge) London, and Roscoe Eames. [approximately 1907]

Folder 26

Jack London, Charmian (Kittredge) London, and Roscoe Eames. [approximately 1907]

Folder 27

Jack London, Charmian (Kittredge) London, and Roscoe Eames observing the building of the Snark. [approximately 1907]

Folder 28

Jack London and Bess (Maddern) London. [approximately 1900]

Folder 29

Drawings and engravings of Jack London (7 prints).

Folder 30

Drawings and engravings of Jack London (5 prints).

Folder 31

Statue of Jack London by Mauno Oittinen. [1950]

Folder 32

Charles Lortz Miller[?]. 1968 April

Folder 33

Virginia Prentiss and a baby carriage containing Bess (London) Fleming. [approximately 1903]

Folder 34

Eliza (London) Shepard. [1903?]

Folder 35

Dennis Whitcomb, a star of "The Prince of the Oyster Pirates," an episode of the "Death Valley Days" television series. [1967]

Folder 36

Jane Zachary and Dennis Whitcomb, stars of "The Prince of the Oyster Pirates," an episode of the "Death Valley Days" television series. [1967]

Folder 37

Jane Zachary and Dennis Whitcomb, stars of "The Prince of the Oyster Pirates," an episode of the "Death Valley Days" television series. [1967]

Folder 38

Jane Zachary and Dennis Whitcomb, stars of "The Prince of the Oyster Pirates," an episode of the "Death Valley Days" television series. [1967]

Folder 39

Charles Gene [?], [1954-1955] (7 photographs).

Folder 40

Bride and groom. [approximately 1952?]

Folder 41

An Eskimo in a kayak, taken by Jack London, [c.1897, Alaska].

Folder 42

Unidentified man wearing floral print shirt and NFWA button.

Folder 43

Unidentified soldier, [Ch]arlie [?]ler. [approximately 1915]

Folder 44

Unidentified young man.

Folder 45

Unidentified woman.

Folder 46

Farm workers picketing. [approximately 1965?]

Folder 47

Meeting commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Jack London's death, held at the USSR State Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow. [1956]

Folder 48

Visitors examining exhibits at a meeting commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Jack London's death, held at the USSR State Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow. [1956]

Folder 49

Two dogs.

Folder 50

Jack London's cabin, with Rudy Burian in the foreground, [Yukon Territory, Canada]. [1965 March]

Folder 51

Jack London's cabin, with Robin Burian, Richard North, and Victor Henry in the foreground, [Yukon Territory, Canada]. [1965]

Folder 52

Log bearing Jack London's signature, removed from the cabin in Yukon Territory. [1965]

Folder 53

Ruins of Wolf House, Glen Ellen, Calif. [1969 February]

Folder 54

The Snark. 1969 January

Folder 55

A Maynard Dixon painting, [San Francisco]. [1969 September]

Folder 56

A Maxfield Parrish painting in the Plainfield, N.H., Town Hall, taken by A. Wallace Freeman, Plainfield, N.H. 1973 February

Folder 57

Print of the Dirigo.

Folder 58

A winter landscape.

 

Ephemera and newspaper clippings

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

The clippings and printed items are chiefly related to: Jack London (material collected for Joan London's biography); research concerning broken homes, children of famous parents, etc., for Visiting Rights Only (published as Jack London and his Daughters); Joan London; and farm workers and labor.
Box 36

Printed materials.

Physical Description: 30 folders

Chiefly pamphlets, offprints, booklets, etc. arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 37

Printed materials.

Physical Description: 22 folders

Chiefly single issues of periodicals arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 38

Ephemera, printed miscellany, Xeroxes.

Physical Description: 51 folders
Box 39

Clippings related to Jack London.

Physical Description: 21 folders

Scope and Content Note

Box 40

Clippings, arranged by subject.

Physical Description: 21 folders
Box 41

Joan London stamp collection.

Small box containing stamps.