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James A. Michener Space papers

Identifier: JM003

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of James A. Michener's personal papers covering the period between 1975 and 1982 and relating to the publication of his novel Space. Included in the collection are manuscripts, galleys, outlines, timelines, diary/day schedules, field notebooks, correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, awards/honors, photographs, and other ephemera.


  • 1975 - 1993
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 1982
  • Existence: 1998


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Series 4, Folder 23 located in Box 10 is restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.


16.79 Linear Feet (13 Boxes)

Language of Materials



Collection of James A. Michener's personal papers created during the period in which he researched and wrote his novel Space.

Acquisition Information

James A. Michener initially donated this collection to Swarthmore College. Following Michener's death, the collection was transferred to the University of Northern Colorado Archives in 1998.

Minimally Processed
Finding aid created by Shirley Soenksen, 2005/2006. Updated by Melissa Gurney Schultz.
24 February 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Edition statement
Revised finding aid, added instance with box locations, and conformed to minimal DACS.

Revision Statements

  • 18 April 2005: Finding aid coded into EAD xml by Shirley Soenkson
  • 26 May 2006: Inventory prepared by Shirley Soenkson
  • 29 May 2008: Inventory revised by Shirley Soenkson
  • 26 September 2011: Finding aid updated by Larua Hoff

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639