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Jack E. Reynolds Papers

Jack E. Reynolds was a bookseller, specializing in Western Americana. His store was located in Van Nuys, CA.

The collection contains correspondence from customers and colleagues, writers, and artists; major correspondents are J. Frank Dobie, Helen S. Giffen, Carl Hertzog, Lawrence Clark Powell, Ralph W. Yarborough, and David Magee. Also present is material by and about Reynolds, Dobie, Hertzog, Powell, Yarborough, and Magee; as well as about Ross Santee. An original Santee watercolor is included in his file. Proof copies are present of Magee's book Infinite Riches, and Powell's book A Southwestern Century, published by Reynolds in 1958. With the Powell materials are two engraving plates by artist Tom Lea, used for its cover illustration, . The special "occasional" catalogs produced by Reynolds include original essays by select authors, and are accompanied by letters commenting on the issues. Photographs depict the first and second bookstores, as well as portraits of Reynolds, Powell, Dobie, and Santee.