Scope and Contents
The series contains correspondence addressed to Robert Vavra from James A. Michener, Mari Michener and Nadia Orapchuck (Mr. Michener's secretary for many year), letters from Robert Vavra addressed to Michener and letters from Michener to John Fulton. These letters contain both personal and professional communication between Michener and Vavra, and specifically detail Vavra's work with Michener on a variety of projects including a great deal of discussion of Michener's Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections. The series also contains selected fan letters addressed to and occasionally answered by Michener. At least one letter dated from 1965 includes attached photographs from members of a rock band called the Peppertones, who appreciated Michener's defense of rock music. The majority of the fan mail dates from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. Vavra intended these letters to comprise a book of fan mail addressed to Michener. The book, however, never went beyond the planning stages.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Source of Acquisition
Inventory edited by Jay Trask, July 2009. Originally prepared by Shirley Soenksen on 2007 January 23. This inventory is partly based on an original inventory created in 1999 by Roiann Baird and partially processed by Julia Remsik, a graduate assistant, in 2005.
1 Box(es) (Folders 1-244)
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