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James A. Michener Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: JM034

Scope and Contents

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) became the respository for the records of the James A. Michener Society when the initial collection was gifted to UNC Archival Services in 2000. The 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

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Membership and meeting registration list containing personal information are restricted and have been marked accordingly.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information contact James A. Michener Library, Archival Services Department, University of Northern Colorado, campus Box 48, Greeley, CO 80639, Phone: (970) 351-2854, E-mail: library.archives@unco.edu

Historical Note: James A. Michener Society

Formed in the fall of 1998, the James A. Michener Society brings together individuals with the common interest of the life and work of James A. Michener. The purpose of the society is to “preserve the intellectual legacy of James A. Michener as a writer, teacher, historian, public servant, patriot and philanthropist; ensure the future generations have full access to all his writings; promote the exchange of ideas and information about his writings; encourage fellowship among readers of his writings; and inform devotees and members of the Society about recent publications and critique of his writings.”

Extent

1 Box(es) (Series 1: James A. Michener and his legacy, Folder 1-5 Series 2: Development of the James A. Michener Society, Folder 6-12)

2 Box(es) (Series 3: President Records, Folder 1 Series 4: Secretary/Treasurer Records, Folder 2-11 Series 5: Membership, Folder 12-16)

3 Box(es) (Series 5: Membership, Folder 1-7 Series 6: Historian Records, Folder 8)

4 Box(es) (Series 6: Historian Records, Folder 1-5)

5 Box(es) (Series 6: Historian Records, Folder 1 Series 7: Newsletter Editor Records, Folder 2-23)

6 Box(es) (Series 8: James A. Michener Society Newsletters, Folder 1-14 Series 9: Society Annual Meetings, Folder 15-17)

7 Box(es) (Series 9: Society Annual Meetings, Folder 1-15 Series 10: James A. Michener Society Memorabilia, Folder 16)

8 Box(es) (Series 9: Society Annual Meetings)

9 Box(es) (Series 9: Society Annual Meetings)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1: James A. Michener and his legacy

Articles and writings about James A. Michener and his writings, the James A. Michener Society’s beginning and events, and the James A. Michener Library and Special Collections from 1961-2012.

Series 2: Development of the James A. Michener Society

Correspondence, meeting minutes, and other material relating to the formation and development of the James A. Michener Society and the society’s first annual meeting.

Series 3: President Records

Correspondence, meeting minutes, and other material created or gathered by the individuals during their term as President of the Society. Series 4: Secretary/Treasurer Records

Financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, and other material created or gathered by the individuals during their term as Secretary/Treasurer of the Society.

Series 5: Membership

Membership brochures, applications, and directories along with correspondence of potential members.

Series 6: Historian Records

Records relating to the on-going activities and ruling of the society collected by the Society Historian including correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, reports, and material relating to the annual meetings.

Series 7: Newsletter Editor Records

Correspondence, documents and photographs for the newsletter, and newsletter notes created or gathered by the newsletter editor during their term.

Series 8: James A. Michener Society Newsletters

Four copies of every newsletter published by the James A. Michener Society, 1999-2012.

Series 9: Society Annual Meetings

Registration forms, meeting agendas, meetings packets, and photographs relating to the annual meetings of the James A. Michener Society.

Series 10: James A. Michener Society Memorabilia

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment are required to view or access some materials, particularly audiovisual material and records in electronic form. Required equipment includes a VHS player, DVD/CD-Rom Drive (reader), and floppy disk reader.

Separated Materials

T-shirts from the Opening Day Celebration of the James A. Michener Special Collection, 1998 September 11, were removed from collection as these T-shirt were not paid for by the James A. Michener Society. Published works, James A. Michener by A. Grove Day and Talking with Michener by Lawrence Grobel, removed from the collection in October 2015.
Title
James A. Michener Society Records, 1964 - ; bulk 1998-2002
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa Gurney
Date
2015 November 19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

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