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James Playsted Wood Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1728

Scope and Contents

The James Playsted Wood papers contain corrected typescripts for the children's books The Great Glut and Kentucky Time.

Dates

  • circa 1973-circa 1977

Creator

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.

Extent

3 folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains corrected typescripts for two children's books by James Playsted Wood.

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James Playsted Wood.
Title
James Playsted Wood Papers, circa 1973- circa 1977
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Spilman
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library