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Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Harris, Leon A.
Materials are in English.
The Harris, L. mss. consists of the correspondence of Leon A. Harris, 1926- , author, engendered in the writing of his book Upton Sinclair, American Rebel (published by Crowell in 1975) and drafts of the book.
This collection is open for research.
Leon A. Harris, 1926- , is an author and social reformer from Dallas, Texas.
The Harris, L. mss. consists of the correspondence of Leon A. Harris, 1926- , author, engendered in the writing of his book Upton Sinclair, American Rebel (published by Crowell in 1975) and drafts of the book. The letters from 1931-1964 are those to and from Upton Beall Sinclair, 1878-1968, author and social reformer, which Harris acquired during his research. The later letters to Harris are from many who knew Sinclair, were swayed (or not) by his works, or have written about him. Others are from libraries which supplied copies of Sinclair's letters and accompanied the copies with the rules and regulations regarding their use.
A group of miscellaneous items associated with Harris' research include: Allatt checklist of material about Sinclair, 1963-1967; book jackets for Upton Sinclair, American Rebel; books contemporary with Sinclair's life; chronology of Sinclair's life, 1878-1968; chronology of the United States, 1862-1968; Cicero (drama) by Sinclair, mimeo copy; oral interviews (transcripts) with Earl Russell Browder, Melville Henry Cane, Ronald Gottesman, Carey McWilliams, David and Jean (Weidman) Sinclair, Norman Thomas, Alden Rogers Whitman; people file; physical description of Sinclair; publications by Sinclair, 1894-1968; The Sinclair CALM by Ronald Gottesman; work data on research; printed material.
The drafts of Upton Sinclair, American Rebel include: Early draft, Chap. I-II, IV-XXV, T.D. with corrections; Later draft, Chap. I-XXV, carbon of T.D., heavily corrected; Final draft, Chap. I-XXV, xerox of T.D.; Notes; Old, T.D. & xerox, many corrections and cut-offs; Notes: Final master, T.D. with many corrections; Notes: Xerox (3 copies); Text and notes: pp. 474-662, carbon and T.D.; Bibliography: A.D.; Bibliography: T.D. & Xerox - 4 copies, 3 with corrections; Bibliography: Xerox - 2 copies with corrections. Accompanying the drafts are Examination copies for approval and correction by A) Edward Allatt and Ronald Gottesman, carbon; B) David and Jean (Weidman) Sinclair, Xerox; C) Alden Rogers Whitman, carbon; D) unidentified copy, T.D. and carbon. Resource or working materials for the book are arranged first by chapter and then in a group of 26 general folders.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.
List of correspondents:
(missing chap. 18)
(missing chap. 3)