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Michael Fessier papers, 1927-1967

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fessier, Michael, 1907-1988
Title
Michael Fessier papers
Dates
1927-1967 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.0 linear feet, (4 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 428
Summary
Collection comprises papers of American author Michael Fessier and includes manuscripts of 185 short stories, seven plays, seven teleplays, nine screenplays, three novels, a few scenarios and radio scripts, and a collection of published pieces.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Michael Fessier was born in Angel’s Camp, California. He was a newspaper reporter in San Francisco, and edited papers in Burlington and San Rafael, California. He commenced writing fiction in 1928, went into motion picture work, then returned to fiction. He also wrote for television. Fessier died in Northridge, Calif., in 1988.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers consist of manuscripts of 185 short stories, seven plays, seven teleplays, nine screenplays, three novels, a few scenarios and radio scripts, and a collection of published pieces.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Michael Fessier Papers, Ax 428, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Affair With A Genius
1 2
Again, The H.K. Brock
1 3
Always In The Middle
1 4
Always Second
1 5
An Ugly Place
1 6
And The Truth Wasn’t In Him
1 7
Any Man Will Do
1 8
Back To Nature Girl
1 9
Bayou Song
1 10
Big Man On Campus
1 11
A Belief In Something
1 12
A Bit Of The South
1 13
Black Wind And Lightning
1 14
The Blue-Eyed Horse (One Version)
1 15
The Blue-Eyed Horse (Second Version)
1 16
The Bride Of Buffalo Bend
1 17
The Bright Hour
1 18
But It Pours
1 19
California There She Goes
1 20
Cannibal Stew
1 21
Chicago In A Nutshell
1 22
Chivalry At Coyote Crick
1 23
The Cinderella Kid
1 24
Comrade Wife
1 25
A Cry In The Night
1 26
Dardanella’s Daughter
1 27
The Dark Ways Of Love
1 28
The Daughter Of Pete Calhoun
1 29
Deadlier Than The Male
1 30
Dear Delightful Woman
1 31
The Delayed Valentine
1 32
A Dollar And A Quarter Too Much
1 33
Don’t Love My Dog
1 34
The Egg-Shaped Kid
1 35
The Faceless Terror
1 36
The Failure
1 37
The Fascinating Stranger
1 38
A Father For Her Children
1 39
A Fellow’s Got To Be Understood
1 40
The Firing Of Martin Dorn
1 41
Four Black Orchids
1 42
Fritz Muller
1 43
The Fugitive And The Farmer’s Daughter
1 44
The Girl On The Swing
1 45
The Good Ship Hooey
1 46
Grandma Wooten And The Witch
1 47
Grapes Of Wrath – Vintage 1948
1 48
The Great Stone Face
1 49
The Guilt Complex
1 50
Hank Tucker Quits The Weed
1 51
Heathcliffe
1 52
Heathcliffe (Second Version)
1 53
He Hated Dogs
1 54
He Intended To Stay For Breakfast
1 55
Her Steps Led Down To Death
1 56
The H.K. Brock
1 57
Honeymoon
1 58
Honor Of The Family
1 59
The House On Mill Pond Road
1 60
I Died Last Year
1 61
I Hate You, Darling
1 62
I Loathe You, Darling
1 63
I Love My Mother-In-Law
1 64
The Imposter
1 65
The Irresistible Male
1 66
It’s A Helluva Note
1 67
Johnny Whistlebritches
1 68
Just A Plaything
1 69
The Kidnapping Of Basil Wilp
1 70
The Killing Of Cara Doone
1 71
The Lady’s For Loving
1 72
The Lady From Red Gulch
1 73
Lady In The Rain
1 74
The Lady Was Off Limits
1 75
A Lease On Love
1 76
The Legend Of Truro
1 77
Leora Shoots A Peeping-Tom
1 78
Lester Meets H.K. Brock
1 79
It’s Me Darling, Your Husband
1 80
Lips And Liquor
1 81
Little Children
1 82
The Little Man’s Albatross
1 83
Loopy
1 84
Love Comes To Lonzo
1 85
The Luckiest Man In The World
1 86
Mady Christmas
1 87
The Magnificent Yuck
1 88
The Man Who Challenged Babe Ruth’s Record
1 89
Man Taming Woman
1 90
Marriage Is Better Late Than Never
1 91
The Meeting Of The Twain
1 92
The Memory Of Murder
1 93
The Menacing Miss Ewing
1 94
Million Dollar Lady
1 95
A Minor Miracle
1 96
Miss Sympathy
1 97
Most Valued Citizen
1 98
The Mushroom Man
1 99
The Negotiable Mr. Durkim
1 100
Newspapermen Are Human
1 101
The Night Rider
1 102
No Mother To Guide Her
1 103
The Oil Cans Of Earth
1 104
One Was A Fool
1 105
Orual And The Trembling Earth
1 106
The Outcast
1 107
The Outlaw Who Never Shot First
1 108
Outrageous Lady (One Version)
1 109
Outrageous Lady (Second Version)
1 110
The Pal That I Loathe
1 111
People Like Us
1 112
The Pop-Eyed Dog
1 113
Pot Of Gold
1 114
Portrait Of Innocence
1 115
Preferred Option
1 116
The Prying Professor
1 117
Rainmaker
1 118
The Richest Girl In Jail
1 119
The Reluctant Wolf
1 120
The Right Redhead In The Wrong Bed
1 121
Road House Killer
1 122
The Saga Of Salt Creek Sal
1 123
The Scandalous Miss Ames
1 124
School Teachers Are Human
1 125
The Serpent’s Tooth
1 126
Seven Cats And The Tough Guy
1 127
Sex Murder In Cameron
1 128
The She Shamus
1 129
Shear The Black Sheep
1 130
The Sheriff Was Scared
1 131
The Sin Of Ella
1 132
The Siren Of Sacrifice Shoals
1 133
Slightly Heroic
1 134
The Small Dog
1 135
Small Town Documentary
1 136
Sob Story’s Progress
1 137
Softly Falls The Snow
1 138
Sometimes Horses Are Crooked
1 139
Sookie’s Armadillo
2 1
The Sound Of Women
2 2
The Strange Case Of The Bottled Wife
2 3
Stranger In The Mirror
2 4
Stranger On A Honeymoon
2 5
The Stinker
2 6
Stunt Girl
2 7
Substitute Sinner (One Version)
2 8
Substitute Sinner (Second Version)
2 9
Suffer, Little Children
2 10
Summer Storm
2 11
Sunbathing Is Not A Spectator Sport
2 12
The Temple Of Aphrodite
2 13
The Temple Of Grogan
2 14
That Heel, Hoostiac
2 15
They Called Her Mariposa Lil (24 Page Version)
2 16
They Called Her Mariposa Lil (19 Page Version)
2 17
They Can’t Put Him In Jail For That
2 18
Three On A Honeymoon
2 19
Thunder On The Tundra
2 20
Time To Be Happy
2 21
To Die At Midnight
2 22
Too Much Money
2 23
The Town In The Valley
2 24
Turner’s Werewolf
2 25
The Visitor
2 26
Volcano In Pasadena
2 27
Waldo
2 28
We Can Always Steal Cranberries
2 29
The Werewoman Of Weehawken
2 30
What Ever Happened To California?
2 31
The Wheeps
2 32
Where To Now, Elsa?
2 33
Why People Get Killed
2 34
The Widow Wore Bruises
2 35
Withhold The Laurel
2 36
Without Reservations
2 37
Title Unknown
2 38
By George M. Rascoe: The Hitch-Hiker
2 39
The Blue-Eyed Horse
2 40
The Bret Harte Story
2 41
The Bret Harte Story
2 42
Carnival In Catalina
2 43
Champion Of The Western World
2 44
The Circle
2 45
Dan Marshall’s Brat
2 46
The Egg-Shaped Kid
2 47
For What We Are About To Receive
2 48
Rough Noteson: Francis Witnesses A Murder
2 49
Frontier Gal
2 50
A Dirty Face
2 51
Changes For The 1st Act: Ghost Goes West
2 52
The Girl In The Catalogue
2 53
The Girls Have Landed
2 54
The Goose Girl
2 55
Happy Birthday
2 56
He Stayed For Breakfast
2 57
The Honest Man
2 58
The House On Mill Pond Road
2 59
I Died Last Year
2 60
It’s A Helluva Note
2 61
Johnny – Sleep – Til – Noon
2 62
Judas In Tempera
2 63
Lesson In Love
2 64
Lesson In Love
2 65
Love Among The Cannibals
2 66
The Main Chance
2 67
The Man In The Black Hat
2 68
Mission Fulfilled
2 69
Most Valuable Citizen
2 70
Oliver Horton
2 71
Over The Hill
2 72
The Phantom Train Of Tokyo
2 73
Pot Of Gold
2 74
Pretty Kitty
2 75
A Quiet Day In Tucson
2 76
Reach For The Sky
2 77
Red Garters
2 78
Red Garters
3 1
River Lady (Production Budget)
3 2
A Severe Case of Matrimony
3 3
Shear The Black Sheep
3 4
Silver City
3 5
Spider Bliss
3 6
Substitute Sinner
3 7
Take It Easy
3 8
This Wonderful Life
3 9
To Die at Midnight
3 10
The Tree In The Forest
3 11
Tripoli
3 12
Tripoli
3 13
Two’s A Crowd
3 14
Two’s A Crowd
3 15
The Widow From Red Rock
3 16
You’ll Never Get Rich
3 17
Zippety-Zing
3 18
Untitled Western Musical
3 19
Clovis
3 20
Clovis
3 21
Fully Dressed And In His Right Mind
3 22
Fully Dressed And In His Right Mind
3 23
Fully Dressed And In His Right Mind
3 24
Mr. Carpenter’s War Of Nerves
4 1
Affair In Sumatra
4 2
The Baritone Canary
4 3
The Belle Forrester Story
4 4
Billy Buckett Incorporated
4 5
Birthright
4 6
A Bite Of Cheesecake
4 7
The Blue-Eyed Horse
4 8
The Colonel And The Lady
4 9
Cousin Annie
4 10
Explosion
4 11
Farmer’s Wife
4 12
For Love Or Money
4 13
Genius, J.G.
4 14
Gold Is Where You Steal It
4 15
The Green Gamblers
4 16
A Handful of Stars
4 17
He Learned About Women
4 18
The Hero Factory
4 19
The Hypnotist
4 20
Killer’s Pride
4 21
The Lady Had An Angle
4 22
The Lady’s For Loving
4 23
Little Girl Lost
4 24
A Light in Dark Places
4 25
The Luckiest Man In The World
4 26
Moment Of Glory
4 27
Newspapermen Are Human
4 28
No Time for Sergeants
4 29
Not For Publication
4 30
Outrageous Lady
4 31
Paradise Lodge
4 32
Reach For The Sky
4 33
The Richest Girl In Jail
4 34
The Roaring Twenties
4 35
The Silver Flood
4 36
Sister Mine
4 37
Skeleton In The Closet
4 38
Slave Girl
4 39
A Slight Case Of Chivalry
4 40
Smith Wins His Stripes
4 41
Strange Bridegroom
4 42
Substitute Sinner
4 43
Two’s A Crowd
4 44
They Went Thataway
4 45
The Widow From Red Rock
4 46
Zippety-Zing