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Harry Stephen Keeler papers, 1929-1980

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0693
Bib ID 4078970 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Keeler, Harry Stephen, 1890-1967
Title Harry Stephen Keeler papers, 1929-1980
Physical Description 34 boxes (34 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, contracts, and other legal documents, photographs, book jackets, clippings, and other printed materials of Keeler. This collection includes many of his later book-manuscripts which remain unpublished, his writings on plot construction, and biographical and bibliographical articles about Keeler. Among his manuscripts are THE AMAZING WEB, THE CHINESE TICKET MURDER, THE SCARLET MUMMY (in progress), and SING SING NIGHTS. Also, one letter from Edgar Wallace.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Harry Stephen Keeler papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/1989.

Revision Description

2020-04-24 EAD document by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Adventure stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Detective and mystery stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keeler, Hazel Goodwin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keeler, Thelma Rinaldo Eaton Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallace, Edgar, 1875-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Author, editor. Keeler (1890-1967) was the very prolific author of nearly 100 long and intricately plotted murder mystery and adventure novels which were published in English from 1924 until 1953 and continued to appear in Spanish translation long after his death. Some of his works were co-written with his first wife, Hazel Goodwin Keeler, and also with his second wife, Thelma Rinaldo Eaton Keeler. He and Hazel G. Keeler were also the editors of 10-STORY BOOK magazine.