A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, and Other Materials from the Upton Sinclair Archives

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XI. THE EPIC CAMPAIGN
188. Upton Sinclair's End Poverty Paper, 1933.

Volume I, Number 1 ( 26 December 1933) of the EPIC newspaper which was variously titled: Upton Sinclair's End Poverty Paper, Upton Sinclair's EPIC News, Upton Sinclair's National EPIC News, EPIC News. Issued irregularly until 28 May 1934, weekly thereafter; some special numbers.

189. I, Governor of California, and How I Ended Poverty: A True Story of the Future. Upton Sinclair: Los Angeles, [ 1933].

In printed wrappers.

Inscribed: "first edition US."

190. Mounted photograph, [ 1934].

Upton Sinclair, candidate for office.

191. EPIC Scrapbooks, 1934-36.

The Frederick W. and Lucile C. Nelson Collection of EPIC Materials.

These five folio volumes comprise one of the most extraordinary amateur collections of "history-in-the-making" ever assembled. They contain virtually every piece of printed material touching upon Upton Sinclair and the EPIC (End Poverty in California) movement from the earliest days of Mr. Sinclair's campaign for the Governorship of California in 1934 through the EPIC League involvement in the Presidential campaign of 1936. These volumes are testimony both to Mr. Sinclair and to their compilers, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Nelson of Pasadena, California. The Lilly Library acquired this collection in January, 1963.

Bound in dark blue cloth.

Volume I. The Great Gubernatorial Campaign: California, 1934. Compiled by Frederick W. Nelson.

Volume II. The Great Gubernatorial Campaign: California, 1934. Compiled by Frederick W. Nelson.

Volume III. The EPIC Movement: California, 1935. Part I, January to June. Compiled by Frederick W. Nelson.

Volume IV. The EPIC Movement: California, 1935. Part II, June to December. Compiled by Frederick W. Nelson.

Volume V. The 1936 Presidential Election: Articles and Pictures. Collected by Frederick W. and Lucile C. Nelson.

192. Plaster cast, [ 1934].

Inscribed: "EPIC [large honeybee emblem on shield] I PRODUCE · I DEFEND."

This honeybee was the symbol of "the production for use" EPIC campaign.

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A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, and Other Materials from the Upton Sinclair Archives
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Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Contents 3
  • Introduction 4
  • I. Ancestors 11
  • Iv. the Struggling Artist 12
  • V. the Jungle 14
  • Vi. "Causes" 15
  • Vii. Playwright 24
  • Viii. the "Dead Hand" 27
  • Ix. Oil! 28
  • X. Boston 33
  • Xi. the Epic Campaign 34
  • Xiii. Editor 40
  • Xv. Some Critics 41
  • Xvi. Trophies and Tributes 43
  • Xvii. a Gallery of Portraits 44
  • Xviii. Posters 46
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