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Finding aid for the John Dryer Upton Sinclair photographs, clippings, and other materials

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2013 November

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Dryer, John
Title
John Dryer Upton Sinclair photographs, clippings, and other materials
Collection no.
6040
Date [inclusive]
1965-1991
Extent
1.5 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Mixed materials [Box]
1
Abstract
Photographs and clippings by and about Upton Sinclair, created and collected by photographer John Dryer in the 1960s. Included are photographs of Sinclair taken by Dryer; two reels of an interview of Sinclair conducted by Dryer; copies of celebrity letters and a photograph of Einstein from Sinclair's originals; 6 color transparencies of Sinclair and his wife; and articles about Dryer and Sinclair from local newspapers. John Dryer was a portrait photographer who, in addition to photographing celebrities as diverse as Boris Karloff and Upton Sinclair, was the head of the medical photography department at Camarillo State Hospital. He photographed Sinclair in 1965.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], John Dryer Upton Sinclair photographs, clippings, and other materials, Collection no. 6040, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

John Dryer was a portrait photographer who, in addition to photographing celebrities as diverse as Boris Karloff and Upton Sinclair, was the head of the medical photography department at Camarillo State Hospital. He photographed Sinclair in 1965.

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Scope and Content

Photographs and clippings by and about Upton Sinclair, created and collected by John Dryer in the 1960s. Included are photographs of Sinclair taken by Dryer at the subject's home in Monrovia, CA, one with a signed and dated (by both Sinclair and Dryer) matte; two reels of an interview of Sinclair conducted by Dryer at his home in Monrovia; copies of celebrity letters and a photograph of Einstein made by Dryer from Sinclair's originals; 6 color transparencies of Sinclair and his wife posed with Mrs. Sinclair's Russian doll collection, dust jackets of two of Sincair's books, and the Gutzon Borglum bust of Sinclair; and articles about Dryer and Sinclair from local newspapers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2013 November
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Collari, January 22, 2003.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Photographs
  • Portraits

Personal Name(s)

  • Dryer, John -- Archives
  • Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 -- Archives

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