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JM. James A. Michener Papers and Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: JM
Created in 1978 after James A. Michener donated thirty-seven linear feet of his papers, relating primarily to his novel Centennial. Shortly before his death in 1997 Michener designated the University of Northern Colorado the home of the bulk of his writing and publishing legacy. The James A. Michener Papers and Special Collection contains a variety of material relating to the James A. Michener's life and work.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Henry C. Jensen Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: JM009
Abstract Correspondence from James A. Michener to Henry C. Jensen, a former student of James A.Michener student at Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado).
Dates: 1941-1949; Existence: 1998

Martin L. Allday Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: JM013
Abstract Two letters, one dated 1995 October 11 from James A. Michener to Martin L. Allday regarding Michener's views on the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan during World War II and a second dated 1997 December 12 from Martin Allday to Gary Pitkin giving context to the first letter.
Dates: 1995-1997; Existence: 1997-12-12

Owen Laster Collection of James A. Michener Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: JM046
Abstract This collection consists of two unpublished manuscripts by James A. Michener, "Fortune-Telling" and the untitled "Russia" manuscript, which includes notes, research materials, photographs, and other items.

Arrangement This collection is organized into the following series: Series 1: Fortune-Telling Manuscript Series 2: Russia Manuscript Series 3: Notes, Research, Photographs, Etc.
Dates: 1942-1960; Existence: Date acquired: 2003-09