James Playsted Wood Papers
Scope and Contents
The James Playsted Wood papers contain corrected typescripts for the children's books The Great Glut and Kentucky Time.
- circa 1973-circa 1977
- Wood, James Playsted, 1905- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
James Playsted Wood was born on December 11, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his B.A. in 1927 and M.A. in 1933 from Columbia University. James Wood was an instructor and professor of English for 16 years (1930-1946) and assistant to the director of research at Curtis Publishing Company from 1946-1962. He has been an author since 1937.
Biographical Source: "James Playsted Wood (1905-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 1. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.
Language of Materials
Collection contains corrected typescripts for two children's books by James Playsted Wood.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of James Playsted Wood.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Communication -- United States -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Families -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Kentucky -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mass media -- United States -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- James Playsted Wood Papers, circa 1973- circa 1977
- Karen Spilman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- May 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library