Jacob Zeitlin Collection, 1930-1987
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Brief Description: The Jacob Zeitlin Collection includes publications and lecture material written by Zeitlin, newspaper articles about the bookseller and his bookshops, announcements of exhibits or events held in his honor, and catalogs of the books and art which he dealt over the years.
Held at:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182 8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Email: askscua [at] mail.sdsu.edu
Created by: Zeitlin, Jake (1902-)
Volume: 0.83 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Zeitlin, Jake (1902-) : Jacob Zeitlin , commonly referred to as "the venerable antiquarian bookseller," was best known for his bookshop on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.  Over the years, Zeitlin dealt manuscripts with Frieda, widow of D.H. Lawrence, written poetry endorsed by Carl Sandburg, and had his shops designed by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright.)  He began as a book peddler in 1925 with only a valise of books, then he moved into a small shop on "bookseller's row," and at the time of his death in September 1987, he had several shops and international acclaim as a dealer in rare books and art.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Antiquarian booksellers--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century--Sources
Jake Zeitlin Books (Firm : Los Angeles, Calif.)--History--Sources
Zeitlin, Jake, 1902- --Archives
Genres/Forms of Material
Personal Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Jacob Zeitlin Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.