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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:

Kenneth Moore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM004
Abstract The Kenneth Moore Papers consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and one photograph relating to James A. Michener, and nine books written by James A. Michener.
Dates: 1980-1997; Existence: 2005

Library of Congress Collection of James A. Michener Papers on Microfilm

 Collection
Identifier: JM025
Arrangement The arrangement of this collection is based on the online finding aid available at the Library of Congress: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006019.
Dates: 1906-1992; Majority of material found in 1945-1992

Mari Michener Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM091
Abstract This collection consists of items relating to Mari Yoriko Sabusawa Michener from her childhood to the present. Items in the collection include photograph albums, school notebooks, condolences sent to James A. Michener following Mari Michener's death on September 25, 1994 in Austin, Texas.

Arrangement This collection is organized into a single series.
Dates: -; Existence: Date acquired: 1997

Marjorie Christiansen Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: JM070
Abstract This collection consists of negatives, photographs, and slides of the May 6, 1941 Hays Picnic held at Colorado State College of Education.
Dates: 1941-05-06; 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

Nadia Orapchuck and Chris Knasiak Collection

 Collection
Identifier: JM062
Arrangement This collection is organized into the following series: Series 1:Correspondence Series 2:Biography, Manuscripts & Other Items Series 3:Clippings Series 4:Photographs
Dates: 1933, 1960 - 1998; Bulk 1970s-1980s; Existence: Date acquired: 2004

Nadia Orapchuck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM035
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence, research materials, publications, photographs and ephemeral items generated by Nadia Orapchuck, 1968-1972. Some materials in this collection may have been generated by James A. Michener or contains copies of materials generated by James A. Michener. In addition, the collection contains three, flat metal sculptures of animals by Haitian sculptor Janvier Louisjuste (wall hangings that were in James Michener's office, ca. 1970) as well as an Oral History...
Dates: ca. 1968-1972

Norris Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: JM080
Abstract This collection consists of articles and correspondence by/about Norris Anderson and James A. Michener.
Dates: 1983-1999; Existence: 2000-02-23

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

Piszek Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM006
Abstract This collection consists of various pieces of memorabilia relating to the Piszek family and their relationship with James A. Michener.
Dates: 1975-1998