Writer and professor.
The Ray B. West drafts consist of the notes, drafts, and revisions which went into the writing of Kingdom of the Saints. The drafts have been assembled in consecutive order, as far as that could be determined.
boxes two through six contain successive drafts of the book and some of these are not complete. The final draft and published version is contained in box six. The remaining box (1) contains bibliographies, correspondence, and miscellaneous notes.
In the summer of 1954, Ray B. West was awarded a fellowship from the Newberry Library in Chicago and began his research for the book Kingdom of the Saints. The completed version was published by the Viking Press in 1957.
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Permission to publish material from the Ray B. West Drafts of Kingdom Come must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Ray B. West Drafts of Kingdom Come, 1954-1957 (COLL MSS 011). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Arrangement of the collection was difficult due to the major changes which occurred from revision to revision and to the lack of order in which the papers were initially found. It is thus conceivable that errors could have been made in the arrangement of the papers.
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