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Oren Arnold Papers 1951-1970

MSS-17


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Arnold, Oren
Title: Oren Arnold Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1951-1970
Quantity: 3 Boxes (1.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract:The Oren Arnold Papers are comprised of composition manuscripts, outlines, galley proofs, dust jackets and correspondence relating to the creation and publication of his fiction and non-fiction works from 1951-1970.
Identification: MSS-17
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Arizona editor and free-lance writer Oren Arnold was born in Texas in 1900 and attended primary and secondary schools in Henderson, Texas. Following studies at Rice Institute in Houston and the University of Texas, he secured positions as editor of three local newspapers. After his 1927 marriage to Adele Roensch, he accepted a position as Sunday editor of the Arizona Republican and settled in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1932, Arnold began his free-lance writing career, publishing a number of books beginning with Superstition's Gold in 1934. He was very active in local civic and religious groups, including the First Presbyterian Church of Phoenix, the Phoenix Kiwanis Club, the Phoenix Executives Club and the Phoenix Arts Council. Arnold died in 1980.


Scope and Content Note

The Oren Arnold Papers are comprised of composition manuscripts, outlines, galley proofs, dust jackets and correspondence relating to the creation and publication of his fiction and non-fiction works from 1951-1970. The composition manuscripts contain numerous holograph notations, additions and deletions. Of particular interest are The Golden Strand, an informal history of the Rotary Club of Chicago, and Savage Son, a biography of the Native American activist Carlos Montezuma.


Arrangement

This collection consists of three boxes.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments are available from Monday through Friday from 9-5, on a first come, first served basis, on the ASU Tempe or West campuses.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own copyright to this collection. Distinctive Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Related Material

The Carlos Montezuma Collection (MSS-60) contains the speeches, printed materials, and financial records of Dr. Montezuma's work as a physician and Indian activist.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Arnold, Oren.
Montezuma, Carlos, 1866-1923.

Subject(s)
Authors, American -- Arizona -– Archives.
Journalists -- Arizona -– Archives.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Oren Arnold Papers, MSS-17. Arizona State University Library: Greater Arizona Collection.

Provenance

The Oren Arnold Papers were donated by Mr. Arnold in 1967.


Container List

boxFolder
11 A Boundless Privilege, Undated (Typescript Printer's Copy)
12 A Boundless Privilege, Undated (Galley Proofs and Dust Jacket)
13 Cowboy in Europe, 1970 (Typescript Printer's Copy)
14 The Golden Strand, circa 1965 (Typescript)
15 The Golden Strand, circa 1965 (Typescript)
16 The Golden Strand, circa 1965 (Typescript)
BoxFolder
21 Hidden In the Hills, Undated (Composition Manuscript)
22 Correspondence Regarding Hidden In the Hills, 1966
23 Hidden Treasure in the Wild West, Undated (Composition Manuscript)
24 Hidden Treasure in the Wild West, 1966 (Typescript Printer's Copy)
25 Hidden Treasure in the Wild West, circa 1966 (Galley Proofs)
26 Holy Ballyhoo - Elective Publicity for Your Church, circa 1977 (Typescript Printer's Copy)
27 Irons in the Fire, Undated (Composition Manuscript)
28 Man Against Winter, Undated (Composition Manuscript)
BoxFolder
31 Marvels of the US Mail, Undated (Composition Manuscript)
32 Marvels of the US Mail, 1964 (Unbound Signatures and Dust Jacket)
33 Marvels of the US Mint, 1970 (Composition Manuscript and Outline)
34 Pieces of the Sky, 1969 (Typescript)
35 Rancho M' Lee, Undated (Composition Manuscript)
36 Savage Son - A Biography of Carlos Montezuma, circa 1951 (Bound Typescript)