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Finding Aid for the Paul Jordan Smith papers, 1909-1971
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul Jordan Smith papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1971
    Collection number: 267
    Creator: Smith, Paul Jordan
    Extent: 54 boxes (27 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Paul Jordan Smith (1895-1971) was a journalist, editor, and bibliofile. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts of articles, books, and book reviews, lectures and teaching materials, notes on Robert Burton, poems, inscribed books, collected literary articles, clippings, bookplates, portraits, memorabilia, and contracts with publishers.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library 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 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 Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Paul Jordan Smith.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul Jordan Smith papers (Collection 267). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Born in 1885, Paul Jordan Smith was a journalist, editor, and bibliofile; his novel, Nomad, was published in 1925; with Floyd Dell, translated and edited Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (1927); wrote a book column for the Los Angeles Times, and served as literary editor from 1933-1957; he died on June 17, 1971 in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts of articles, books, and book reviews, lectures and teaching materials, notes on Robert Burton, poems, material relating to Paul Jordan Smith artwork, books inscribed to Paul Jordan Smith, collected literary articles, clippings, bookplates, portraits, memorabilia, and contracts with publishers.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-24).
    2. Manuscripts (Boxes 25-43).
    3. Books (Box 43).
    4. Ephemera (Boxes 44-45).
    5. Personal material (Box 46).
    6. Memorabilia (Box 47).
    7. Additions (Boxes 48-55).

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Jordan Smith, Paul--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Journalists.
    American literature--20th century.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.