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Arthur H. Gooden Papers, 1909-1971

MS 330

Collection Summary

Creator: Gooden, Arthur Henry
Collection Name:Arthur H. Gooden Papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1909-1971
Physical Description:.75 linear feet
Abstract:Papers, 1909-1971 (bulk 1935-1953) of pulp western fiction writer Arthur Henry Gooden, 1879-1971. Includes correspondence, publications, printed materials, and photographs.
Collection Number:MS 330
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

Born in Britain, Arthur Henry Gooden immigrated to the United States around the turn of the century. He worked on a ranch in San Joaquin Valley, California before he turned his talents to writing. He wrote stories for magazines, Hollywood screenplays, and, novels of the West. Combining his first-hand knowledge of cowboy life with compelling dialogues amongst his characters, Gooden attained popularity with his readers from the 1930s on, and his works merited reprinting on both sides of the Atlantic. He also wrote six novels under the name Brett Rider.

Scope and Content Note

Papers, 1909-1971 (bulk 1935-1953) of pulp western fiction writer Arthur Henry Gooden, 1879-1971. Includes correspondence, publications, printed materials, and photographs.


This collection is organized into two series.
Series I: Correspondence, 1935-1953
Series II: Works, 1909-1950





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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Gooden, Arthur Henry, b. 1879 -- Correspondence

Authors, American -- 20th century
Western stories

Genre Form(s)
Photographs .

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Arthur H. Gooden papers (MS 330). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Correpsondence, 1935-1953
11 Correspondence, 1935-1953
20 handwritten letters. To nephew, Mahlon Fay Perkins, Jr., chiefly discussing the sales of his works and family matters. Also includes 2 clippings, and 4 photographs; 1 portrait of Arthur H. Gooden, and 3 views of his retreat, Chuckwalla, in Andreas Canyon, outside of Palm Springs, California.
Series II: Works, 1909-1950
12 "The Voice He Heard," Literary Magazine, pages 11-14. "These Westerns We Write," pages 364-366. , No Date
13-13 Pulp Magazines. , 1911-1950
"A Cowboy in San Dimas," Western Novel and Short Stories, October, 1935.
"Cabin Smoke," The Popular Magazine, September, 1931.
"Cattle for Campos," Wild West Storiesand complete Novel Magazine, October, 1932.
"Devil Island," The Blue Book Magazine, February, 1911.
"From the Sea," Five Novels Monthly, December , 1932.
"Roaring River Range," Triple Western, February, 1950.
"The Fight" Argosy All-Story Weekly, June 9, 1923.
"The Golden Knight," Five Novels Monthly, June, 1934.
"The Invader," The Blue Book Magazine, June, 1909.
"The Love of Big Red MacGregor," The Blue Book Magazine, October, 1914.
"The Picolo Man," The Smart Set Magazine, December, 1912.