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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 53 Collections and/or Records:

James A. Michener Hawaii Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: JM011
Abstract A forty-eight page draft section of the novel Hawaii that was found in a Honolulu trash bin in 1958 by a student sculptor looking for art materials. Also includes an undated cover letter by Michener and unrelated materials.
Dates: Existence: 1998-11

James A. Michener Inscription

 Collection
Identifier: JM016
Abstract A photocopy of an inscription by James A. Michener on the endsheet of Nemesis of Power; German Army in Politics, 1918-1945. Also on the endsheet is a brief topical outline to this book created by James A. Michener.
Dates: 1965-10-18; Existence: 1997-07-29

James A. Michener Poland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM021
Abstract This collection consists of manuscripts, research materials, galleys, maps, correspondence and fan mail, articles, and essays, as well as Michener's activities related Space, NASA, Radio Free Europe, Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC), Media Advisory Panel, UNESCO, and the Washington State University, Boundary Layer Air Chemistry Profile Research at South Pole.
Dates: -; Existence: Date acquired: 19971100

James A. Michener Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: JM034
Abstract James A. Michener Society Records contains correspondence, financial records, membership, newsletter, newspaper clippings, photographs, annual conference packages, and other materials related to the history of the organization.
Dates: Existence: 2000 October 30; 1964-ongoing; Majority of material found in dates 1998-2002

James A. Michener Space Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM003
Abstract This collection consists of James A. Michener's personal papers created during the period in which he researched and wrote his novel Space. Arrangement This collection is organized into the following series: 1). Manuscripts Relating to the Novel Space, 1976-1982: This series contains research notes, outlines, timetables (1976-September 13, 1981),...
Dates: 1975-1993; 1980-1982; Existence: Date acquired: 19980000

James A. Michener Texas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM026
Abstract This collection consists of James A. Michener's manuscripts and galleys relating to the writing of the novel Texas, including originals, drafts, edits, and a task force, as well as comments and/or notes by staff and others, including de la Teja, Erskine, FT, Fyffe, Kaufman, Kings, LK, T. Krenneck, RW, and Saustrup.

Arrangement This collection is organized into a single series:
Dates: 1981-1992; Existence: Date acquired: 19971100

James A. Michener's Introduction to Dangerous Summer

 Collection
Identifier: JM059
Abstract This collection consists of a typed copy of James A. Michener's Introduction" to Ernest Hemingway's book Dangerous Summer and one letter.
Dates: 1985; Existence: 2000-11-05

John C. Todd Letter

 Collection
Identifier: JM064
Abstract One framed original letter dated 1980 March 15 from James A. Michener to John C. Todd giving Todd permission to name a restaurant in Greeley, Colorado after Potato Brumbaugh, a character to Michener's novel Centennial.
Dates: -; Existence: Date acquired: 2006-12-14

John Hanks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: JM079
Abstract This collection consists of newspaper articles and photographs pertaining to James A. Michener's visits to the state of Wyoming.
Dates: 1974-1990

Kenneth F. Womble Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM036
Abstract This collection consists of notes taken by Kenneth F. Womble, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Northern Colorado, while he researched, produced and directed the promotional documentary James A. Michener, An Epic Life.

Arrangement This collection is organized into a single series.
Dates: 2006-2007