Don Blanding was an author and illustrator. He was born on November 7, 1894 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He married Dorothy Binney Putnam on June 13, 1940 and later divorced her in 1945. His work includes Vagabond's house (1928); Songs of the seven senses (1931); Drifter's gold (1939); Mostly California (1948); and Joy is an inside job (1953). He lived both in California and in Hawaii. He died on June 9, 1957.
Scope and Content
The collection contains correspondence to, from, and about Don Blanding. The majority of the correspondence is by Arthur J. Babcock, Don Blanding's literary representative with Dodd, Mead and Company. Arthur J. Babcock wrote to Don Blanding, Dodd, Mead and Company, and several bookshops in California. The majority of the correspondence deals with scheduling autograph book tours for Don Blanding in 1948 for the book Mostly California and in 1953 for the book Joy is an inside job. The collection also has 11 photographs and ephemera.