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Ray Millholland papers

Call Number: MS 1204

Scope and Contents

The Ray Milholland Papers contain drafts of five writings by Millholland, accompanied by related correspondence and printed matter. The earliest material consists of a draft of Millholland's book, The Splinter Fleet, about his experience during World War I in the U.S. Navy, and newspaper clippings and reviews of the book. This material is followed by a draft of the short story "Diesel Cumshaw" and correspondence on its publication in the Saturday Evening Post. The next short story, "Island Doctor," is represented by a draft, a printed copy, and a screenplay adaptation, as well as by an "Author's Note" by Millholland and correspondence from readers expressing criticism and favorable comments.

The largest amount of material is related to Millholland's article "Biggest War Baby," a discussion of the machine tool industry. Included are a draft of the article, correspondence between Millholland and his publisher which determined the article's eventual point of view, letters from readers, and related printed material. Further correspondence and reviews and newspaper clippings are contained in a scrapbook devoted to the article.

The final item in the collection is a draft of Pay Day, Millholland's book on labor and management in America. The entire collection was given to Yale University by Ray Millholland between 1940 and 1946.


  • 1936-1946


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ray Millholland, 1939-1946.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Typescripts of two books, a screenplay, and several short stories with related correspondence and memorabilia. Splinter Fleet, published in 1936, concerns his experiences in World War I in the U.S. Navy. Pay Day, published in 1946, is about labor and management in America.

Guide to the Ray Millholland Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
October 1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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