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James Summers papers

Identifier: Ax 495

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes literary manuscripts for novels and short stories, including various early drafts as well as final manuscripts. Also included is correspondence, ranging in date from 1946-1969.


  • Creation: 1946-1969


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

James Levingston Summers was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on September 11, 1910. He attended Chaffey College in 1928, the University of Wisconsin from 1928-1930, and the University of California in 1939. Throughout his literary career, Summers prided himself on the development and control of writing techniques. Throughout his career, besides being a children's author, Summers was also a high school teacher. He died in 1973.


12 linear feet (8 containers)

Language of Materials



James L. Summers (1910-1973) wrote books and short stories for young adults. The collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, correspondences, and published materials.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Manuscripts. Novels

Series: Manuscripts. Short Stories

Series: Manuscripts. Miscellaneous

Series: Published Short Stories

Series: Correspondence

Series: Books

Series: Miscellaneous

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, April 1969.

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

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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA