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Finding Aid for the Wesley S. Griswold Papers, 1955-1990
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Description
Wesley Southmayd Griswold (1909- ) was a feature writer and editor for the Hartford Courant (1930-41), a publicist for the Travelers Insurance Company (1941-42), a copy editor for the The New Yorker (1946-51)) and a copy editor (1945-46) and West Coast editor (beginning in 1951) for the Popular Science Monthly. The collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, research notes, correspondence, photocopies, printed articles, microfilm, and photographs Griswold's book, A Work of Giants, a history of the American transcontinental railroad, and for a history of Panama railroads.
Background
Wesley Southmayd Griswold was born November 3, 1909 in Middletown, Connecticut; BA, University of North Carolina, 1929; feature writer and editor, Hartford Courant, 1930-41; publicist, Travelers Insurance Company, 1941-42; copy editor, The New Yorker, 1946-51; copy editor (1945-46) and West Coast editor (beginning in 1951), Popular Science Monthly; his book, A Work of Giants (1962), is a history of the American transcontinental railroad.
Extent
14 boxes (7 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.