Owen Dodson collection
Scope and Contents
- Majority of material found within 1936 - 1982
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
7.1 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
Language of Materials
Owen Dodson (1914-1983)
Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization, in 1996, with further processing carried out in 2013. The list of Acquisitions before 1994 was produced from previously existing catalog cards, or from another inventory. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained. This is a preliminary listing of materials. The typescript copy of the Divine Comedy (Box 3, folder 51b) was added in May, 1999. The May 1994 and June 1995 Acquisitions were added to the collection contents in 2013. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- African American authors -- 20th Century -- Archives
- African American dramatists -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Authors -- United States -- 20th Century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Dodson, Owen, 1914-1983
- Dramatists -- United States -- 20th Century
- Dramatists, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Guide to the Owen Dodson Collection
- Under Revision
- Drew Adan and Lisa Conathan
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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