The Hamlin Garland Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, literary notebooks, photographs, and other memorabilia,
by and about the American realist writer (1860-1940).
By the terms of his bequest, a large part of Hamlin Garland's library came to the University of Southern California in 1939-40.
The author died in March of 1940, and in November the University Library announced the acquisition by purchase of Garland's
personal papers and correspondence. Although he had drawn quite close to USC during his final decade, receiving an honorary
doctorate from the University in 1935, Garland long held out the idea of placing his papers with an institution in the East
or Mid-West, geographically closer to the parts of the country he most closely identified with. He left final disposition
of the archive to Mrs. Garland, however, who saw the merit of adding her husband's papers to the USC library's growing American
181.41 Linear feet
173 boxes, loose material
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.