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James Thurber papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 546
Scope and Contents

The James Thurber papers contain drafts and other material relating to the writing projects The Years With Ross, Many Moons, and The 13 Clocks. The papers feature material relating to Thurber's biographical memoir The Years with Ross (1959), about The New Yorker founder and publisher Harold Ross. Materials include research material, correspondence, drafts, and proofs. There are also drafts and fan mail for two children's books, Many Moons (1943) and The 13 Clocks (1950).

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The James Thurber Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. James (Helen) Thurber, 1969 and 1971.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Associated Materials

James Thurber Papers (Spec.cms.4), Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Ohio State University.

2.92 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Related Names
Thurber, James, 1894-1961
Language of Materials