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Zane Grey Inc. records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8710

Scope and Contents

Contains Zane Grey and Zane Grey Inc. business records and personal materials. Included are photographs and letters documenting Zane Grey's fishing travels to New Zealand, Oregon, Tahiti, Australia, and many more places. There are also checks, bank statements, letters, and manuscripts relating to Zane Grey's work as an author. Zane Grey's personal life with his family is documented through letters and journal entries. Zane Grey Inc. business records includes bank statements, checks, letters, and contracts. Dated circa 1853-2005, bulk circa 1894-2005.


  • approximately 1853-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1894-2005


Language of Materials

Materials in English, with some materials in French,Spanish, and Japanese.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

Zane Grey, Inc. (1932- ) is a private corporation that owns the copyright and distribution rights for works produced by Zane Grey.

Zane Grey, Inc. was formed in 1932 in Los Angeles, California. It was formed with the purpose of handling bonds, securities, indebtedness, and other transactions associated with Zane Grey. It acted as Zane Grey's agent and was the means by which his business was managed so as to separate the formal aspects of his work from his personal life.

The original directors of the corporation were Zane Grey, Lina Elise Grey, Romer Grey, Kenneth W. Robertson, and Edwin G. Bowen.


96 cartons (96 linear ft.)

3 oversize boxes (4.98 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.) : Digital scans of negatives on disks

Other Finding Aids

Word document with a folder level inventory of the entire collection as well as an inventory of the original order and locations of the documents in the entire collection that is available in the case file.

Custodial History

Purchased from Zane Grey Inc. in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Zane Grey Inc.; 2015.


Literary Manuscripts Collection Development Policy.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital scans of photographic negatives are available in Folder 105.

Processing Information

Processed; Sadie Julian; 2015.

Register of Zane Grey Inc. records
In Progress
Sadie Julian
2015 December 10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States