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Jack E. Reynolds papers, 1950-1992

MS 147

Collection Summary

Creator: Reynolds, Jack E.
Collection Name:Jack E. Reynolds Papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1950-1992
Physical Description:2.1 linear feet
Abstract:Contains letters from customers and colleagues, writers, and artists; major correspondents are J. Frank Dobie, Helen S. Giffen, Carl Hertzog, Lawrence Clark Powell, Ralph W. Yarborough, and David Magee. Also present is material by and about Reynolds, Dobie, Hertzog, Powell, Yarborough, and Magee; as well as about Ross Santee.
Collection Number: MS 147
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Jack E. Reynolds was a bookseller, specializing in Western Americana; his store was located in Van Nuys, California.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters from customers and colleagues, writers, and artists; major correspondents are J. Frank Dobie, Helen S. Giffen, Carl Hertzog, Lawrence Clark Powell, Ralph W. Yarborough, and David Magee. Also present is material by and about Reynolds, Dobie, Hertzog, Powell, Yarborough, and Magee; as well as about Ross Santee. An original Santee watercolor is included in his file. Proof copies are present of Magee's book Infinite Riches, and Powell's book A Southwestern Century, published by Reynolds in 1958. With the Powell materials are two engraving plates used for its cover illustration, by Tom Lea. The special "occasional" catalogs produced by Reynolds include original essays by select authors, and are accompanied by letters commenting on the issues. Photographs depict the first and second bookstores, Reynolds, Powell, Dobie, and Santee.


This collection is organized into four series:
Series I: Correspondence, 1950-1992
Series II: Catalogs, 1958-1975
Series III: David Magee Materials, 1958-1976
Series IV: Miscellaneous Materials, 1953-1965





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Related Material

Books received with this collection have been removed and catalogued separately. An inventory of these books is available at the repository.

Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Giffen, Helen S. (Helen Smith), 1893- -- Correspondence
Hertzog, Carl
Lea, Tom, 1907-
Magee, David Bickersteth, 1905-1977
Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-
Reynolds, Jack E. -- Archives
Santee, Ross, 1889-1965

Corporate Name(s)
J.E. Reynolds, Bookseller -- Archives

Antiquarian booksellers -- Correspondence
Booksellers and bookselling -- California
Bookstores -- California -- Pictorial works
Catalogs, Booksellers' -- California -- Specimens

Genre Form(s)

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Jack E. Reynolds papers(MS 147). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1950-1992
11 Adams, Ramon. , 1954-1956
12 Cisneros, Jose. , 1968-1969
13 De Yong, Joe. , 1958-1969
14-6 Dobie, J. Frank. , 1953-1964
17 Dobie, Bertha McKee. , 1956-1967
18 Correspondence from others regarding J. Frank Dobie. , 1956-1972
19 Dawson, Glen. , 1970-1990
21-2 Hertzog, Carl. , 1957-1984
23 Hutchinson, William Henry. , 1960-1977
24 Lea, Tom. (Testimonial Dinner, El Paso). , September, 1957
25-6 Powell, Lawrence Clark. , 1954-1984
27 Winterich, John Tracy. , 1954-1976
28 Yarborough, Ralph Webster. , 1963-1977
Also copy of Potomac Corral Dust (Spring 1967) with excerpts of Yarborough talk, and copy of talk: "J. Frank Dobie, Man and Friend."
29 Various Individuals: , 1953-1992
Armitage, Merle, 1957-1968
Corle, Edwin, 1953-1956
Dobie, Dudley R., 1958-1964
Hanna, Archibald, 1969-1992
Lauritzen, Jonreed, 1961-1962
Powell, Donald M., 1968-1987
Rittenhouse, Jack D., 1961-1965
Wellman, Paul I., 1960
Woodward, Arthur, 1956-1960
2A10-12 Collectors, Dealers, Librarians, etc. , 1953-1991
2A13 Western Artists (various). , 1950-1968
Anderson, Andy, September 18, 1950
Beeler, Joe, March 26 & April 15, 1968
Bugbee, H. D., May 21, 1950
Kihn, W. Langdon, November 9, 1950
Leigh, W. R., December 8, 1950
Wieghorst, Olaf, April 18, 1961
2A14 Southwest Conference (suggested revival of). , 1960
2A15 University of Oklahoma Press. , 1954, 1972
Correspondence relating to Press objections to quotations from Six Guns and Saddle Leather in Reynolds Catalog #21.
Series II: Catalogs, 1958-1975
31 Catalog #50, with essay by J. Frank Dobie.
32 Catalog #56, on Custer, with introduction by James Hutchins.
33 Catalog #58, on Charles P. Everitt, with introduction by J. Frank Dobie, and manuscript partly in Dobie's hand.
34 Catalog #61, on Eugene Manlove Rhodes, with essays by W. H. Hutchinson and W. C. Tuttle.
35 Catalog #66, on Ross Santee, with essays by Carl Dentzel, J. Frank Dobie, J. C. Dykes, W. H. Hutchinson and Jonreed Lauritzen; correspondence with Ross Santee.
36 Catalog #80, on Robert G. Cowan, with Cowan introduction.
37 Catalog #81, on Pete Martinez, with original etching and photos.
38 Catalog #84, on Dorothy Stauffer Hay, with manuscripts of introductions, photographs, and prints of Hay's work.
39 Catalog #90, on The West, with manuscript of introductory essay by Ralph Yarborough, and correspondence.
310 Catalog #99, on J. Frank Dobie, with letters from Bertha Dobie.
311 Catalog #129, on Will Rogers. Includes letters from Will Rogers, Jr.
312 Catalog #140, on American Indians. Correspondence with David H. Miller.
313 Catalog #141, on Ward Ritchie and Southern California Printers.
Series III: David Magee Materials, 1958-1976
41 Correspondence. , 1958-1976
42 Infinite Riches (Typescript).
43 Infinite Riches (Page proofs).
44 The Golden Cave (Typescript, final version with corrections).
45 A Flag for Christmas and Indian Corn: A Thanksgiving Extravaganza.
46 Interview with David Magee, San Francisco. , April 8, 1969
Transcript of tape made by Ruth Teiser.
47 First catalog compiled by David Magee (2 copies).
48 Grabhorn Press Items (miscellaneous, signed by David Magee).
49 "Life and Death of Athena, an Owlet from the Parthenon." (Page proofs, holograph and typed manuscripts of Magee's introduction).
Series IV: Miscellaneous Materials, 1953-1965
51 Reynolds, Jack (articles by and about).
52 Photographs (J. Frank Dobie, Jack Reynolds, Reynolds' shops).
53 Hertzog, Carl: Miscellaneous publications and ephemera.
54 Powell, Lawrence Clark: "Christmas...The Southwest...and J. Frank Dobie." (Typescript, page proofs, correspondence, etc.).
55 Powell, Lawrence Clark: A Southwestern Century. (Dummy, dust wrapper, announcement, correspondence, etc.).
56 Powell, Lawrence Clark: Miscellaneous articles. (Typescripts, reprints. Inscribed).
5 Two original plates of Tom Lea illustrations for A Southwestern Century.