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The Collections: Guide to the Collections: Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)

Author and activist.

The personal papers of Upton Sinclair are located in a variety of manuscript collections in the Lilly Library. The bulk of his writings and personal correspondence are found in the Sinclair mss. Links to descriptions of this collection and other related collections are listed to the right.

Hundreds of Sinclair's books are listed in IUCAT, the online catalog of the IU Libraries, including first editions and numerous translations. Select "Bloomington - Lilly Library" to limit your search to the holdings of the Lilly Library.

A list of clippings, reviews, photographs, advertising and other ephemera is found in the collection inventory, Sincliar, Upton Beall -- Miscellaneous uncataloged materials.

More than 1,500 photographs relating to the filming of Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico, a never-completed project financed by Sinclair, are also found in the Library's collections. A typescript short-title list of the material is located in the Library's Reading Room.

Contact the Lilly Library Public Services Deparment for more information about materials in the Lilly Library related to Upton Sinclair.

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Last updated: 23 October 2013

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