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Series II: Writings, 1920-54

Call Number: JWJ MSS 1, Series II

Scope and Contents

Boxes 11-59 hold Series II, Writings, which is divided into seven sections, Autobiographical Writings, Books, Drama, Essays and Lectures, Poetry, Reviews, and Short Stories. Each section is arranged alphabetically by title. Material within each title has been placed in the probable order of creation, established by comparing dates and analyzing the texts. All dates were taken from drafts. Manuscript titles appear in quotations; supplied titles do not. Some titles have been shortened. Well-known variant titles have been given cross-references. Unidentified or untitled drafts are filed at the end of each section. Essays andLectures are divided into ten subjects, then arranged alphabetically by title. Published titles are used when known. Untitled essays and lectures are filed at the end of each subject division. In the Poetry section, folders often contain more than one title. Serials which contain poems are interfiled. Reviews are filed alphabetically by author of the work being reviewed or by title if the author is unknown. Short Stories include cross-references to stories contained in collections. Unidentified fragments are filed in folder 1400 at the end.


  • 1920-54

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Restricted Fragile Papers in boxes 75-92 may only be consulted with permission of the appropriate curator. Preservation photocopies for reference use have been substituted in the main files.


20.5 Linear Feet (49 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


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