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Zane Grey collection

Call Number: WA MSS S-2761

Scope and Contents

The collection contains miscellaneous writings and correspondence ofAmerican writer Zane Grey.


  • 1905-1922


Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Zane Grey Collection is thephysical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, YaleUniversity. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors ortheir legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriatecurator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from various sources, asindicated in the container list.


Organized into two series: I. Writings and II.Other Papers.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection contains writings and correspondence of American writer Zane Grey.

Zane Grey(1872-1939)

Zane Grey, writer of popular adventure stories about theAmerican West, was born Pearl Zane Gray in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1872, to LewisM. Gray, a dentist, and Josephine Zane Gray. Changing his name to Zane Grey inearly adulthood, he trained in dentistry and had a practice in New York Citybefore turning to writing full time. Grey's prolific output includedbest-selling novels, many of which were made into equally successful Hollywoodfilms. Grey lived the adventurous life he wrote about, spending months of eachyear camping in the Arizona desert or fishing off Tahiti and Australia.

Processing Information

Former call numbers: Za Grey; Uncat MSS 319;Uncat MSS 437; Uncat MSS 909.

Collections are processed to a variety oflevels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceivedresearch value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether ornot further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basiclevel of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensiveprocessing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Foldertitles and descriptions appearing in the contents list below are based on thoseprovided by previous custodians or repurposed from previous descriptions by thelibrary.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for newacquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Zane GreyCollection
by Beinecke Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Access Information

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