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Joseph Chadwick correspondence

Identifier: A 200

Scope and Contents

The collection (1966) contains professional correspondence, and paperback volumes.

There are three folders of correspondence that include incoming and outgoing letters.

Thirty-two letters are from the Lenniger Literary Agency.

There are five paperback volumes of novels by Chadwick, and three of them are translated versions in Scandinavian languages. Titles include: Jaguar, Avgrundens Rand, Last Stand for a Lawman, Sabrina, and Seksloberen.


  • 1966


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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Joseph Chadwick (1909 - ) was born in York, Pennsylvania. He began his writing career in 1935 with the Chicago Daily News Feature Syndicate. He became an author of over ninety-one books, most of them westerns, suspense and espionage novels. His pseudonyms include John Callahan, Jim Conroy, Jim Layne, Jack Barton, Jud Blame, and John Conway. He was managed by the Lenniger Literary Agency.


1 linear feet (8 containers) : 3 folders, 5 loose volumes

Language of Materials



Joseph Chadwick (1909 - ) was a prolific author of westerns, suspense and espionage novels, who was managed by the Lenniger Literary Agency. The collection (1966) contains professional correspondence and paperback volumes.

Processing Information

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This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Joseph Chadwick Correspondence
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Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA