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James Summers papers, 1946-1969

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Summers, James L.
Title
James Summers papers
Dates
1946-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
12.0 linear feet, (8 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 495
Summary
James L. Summers (1910-1973) wrote books and short stories for young adults. The collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, correspondences, and published materials.
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

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

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.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

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], James Summers Papers, Ax 495, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Manuscripts--NovelsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Cumash Summer. First draft and plot synopsis
1967
1 2
Cumash Summer. Final manuscript and galley proofs
1967
1 3
Gift Horse. First draft
1961
1 4
Gift Horse. Final manuscript and galley proofs
1961
1 5
Girl Trouble. First draft and galley proofs
1953
1 6
Girl Trouble. Final manuscript
1953
1 7
Heartbreak Hot Rod. First draft
1953
1 8
Heartbreak Hot Rod. Early draft
1953
1 9
Heartbreak Hot Rod. Early draft partial
1953
1 10
Heartbreak Hot Rod. Revised draft
1953
1 11
Heartbreak Hot Rod. Second revised draft and galley proofs
1953
2 1
The Iron Mistress. First draft
1954
2 2
The Iron Mistress. Final manuscript
1954
2 3
The Karting Crowd. First draft
1961
2 4
The Karting Crowd. Final manuscript
1961
2 5
Limit of Love. First draft and galley
1959
2 6
Limit of Love. Final manuscript
1959
2 7
Lost Boy of Dinkey. Unpublished. Final manuscript
undated
2 8
The Lucky Suzuki. First draft
1968
2 9
The Lucky Suzuki. Final manuscript and galley proofs
1968
2 10
Muscle Boy. First draft
1962
2 11
Off the Beam. First draft
1963
3 1
Off the Beam. Second draft
1963
3 2
Off the Beam. Third draft
1963
3 3
Off the Beam. Final manuscript
1963
3 4
Operation ABC. First draft
1955
3 5
Operation ABC. Final manuscript
1955
3 6
Prom Trouble. First draft
1954
3 7
Prom Trouble. Final manuscript
1954
3 8
Ring Around Her Finger. First draft
1957
3 9
Ring Around Her Finger. Second draft
1957
3 10
Ring Around Her Finger. Final manuscript
1957
3 11
Railroad to the Moon. 1946 version 1
1946
4 1
Railroad to the Moon. 1946 version 2
1946
4 2
Railroad to the Moon. Second version 1
undated
4 3
Railroad to the Moon. Second version 2
undated
4 4
This Random Sky. First draft
1960
4 5
This Random Sky. Final manuscript
1960
4 6
Sons of Montezuma. Research notes
1958
4 7
Sons of Montezuma. First draft
1958
4 8
Sons of Montezuma. Second draft
1958
4 9
Sons of Montezuma. Final manuscript
1958
4 10
The Third World. Unpublished. First draft
undated
4 11
The Third World. Unpublished. Final manuscript
undated
4 12
Tiger Terwilliger. First draft
1963
4 13
Tiger Terwilliger. Final manuscript
1963
4 14
Tougher Than You Think. First draft
undated
5 1
Tougher Than You Think. Final manuscript
undated
5 2
Trouble on Hogback Hill. First draft
1960
5 3
Trouble on Hogback Hill. Final manuscript and galley proofs
1960
5 4
Trouble on the Run. First draft
1956
5 5
Trouble on the Run. First draft, carbon
1956
5 6
Trouble on the Run. Second draft
1956
5 7
Trouble on the Run. Final manuscript
1956
5 8
Wait for Private Black. First draft
1958
5 9
Wait for Private Black. Second draft
1958
5 10
Wait for Private Black. Final manuscript
1958
5 11
Wait for the Harvest. Unpublished. First draft.
undated
6 1
Wait for the Harvest. Unpublished. Final manuscript
undated
6 2
Who's Perfect? Unpublished. First draft.
undated
6 3
The Wonderful Time. First draft
1957
6 4
The Wonderful Time. Second draft
1957
6 5
The Wonderful Time. Final manuscript
1957
6 6
Untitled novel. Manuscript 1
undated
6 7
Untitled novel. Manuscript 2
undated
6 8
Iron Doors Between. Original title: George. First draft
1968
6 9
Iron Doors Between. Original title: George. Final manuscript
1968
6 10
Manuscript fragments
undated

Manuscripts--Short StoriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 11
Manuscripts. 1
undated
6 12
Manuscripts. 2
undated
6 13
Manuscripts. 3
undated
7 1
Manuscripts. 4
undated
7 2
Manuscripts. 5
undated
7 3
Manuscripts. 6
undated
7 4
Manuscripts. 7
undated
7 5
Manuscripts. 8
undated
7 6
Untitled manuscripts. 1
undated
7 7
Untitled manuscripts. 2
undated
7 8
Untitled manuscripts. 3
undated
7 9
Untitled manuscripts. 4
undated
7 10
Story outlines
undated

Manuscripts--MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 11
Speeches
undated
7 12
Vera E. Summers. 1
undated
7 13
Vera E. Summers. 2
undated

Published Short StoriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 14
Miscellaneous magazines (26 items)
1949

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 15
Outgoing correspondence
1946-1967
8 1
Personal correspondence
1954-1967
8 2
Incoming correspondence. A-L
1946-1967
8 3
Incoming correspondence. M-Z
1946-1967
8 4
Accent
1946-1947
8 5
Calling All Girls
1947-1949
8 6
Ruth Cantor
1957
8 7
Jacques Chambrun, Inc.
1947-1954
8 8
Charm
1946-1948
8 9
Current Books, Inc.
1946-1947
8 10
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1948-1967
8 11
Margaret and Nicholas Freydberg, Literary Agents
1948-1949
8 12
Junior Literary Guild
1954-1968
8 13
Ladies Home Journal
1946-1954
8 14
Long Beach Unified School District
1964
8 15
McIntosh and Otis, Inc.
1946-1969
8 16
David McKay Company, Inc.
1964-1968
8 17
Julian Messner, Inc.
1958
8 18
New Mexico Quarterly Review
1946-1947
8 19
San Luis Coastal Unified School District
1966-1968
8 20
San Luis Obispo County Schools
1965-1968
8 21
Santa Barbara County Schools
1954-1967
8 22
Senior Prom
1949-1950
8 23
Seventeen
1947-1954
8 24
Constance Smith
1946-1963
8 25
Southwest Review
1946-1957
8 26
Street and Smith Publications, Inc.
1946-1947
8 27
Teen Age Library Association of Texas
1959-1963
8 28
Today's Woman
1947-1950
8 29
Westminster Press
1949-1958
8 30
Westminster Press
1959-1969
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 31
Girl Trouble
1953
8 32
The Iron Mistress
1951
8 33
The Iron Mistress
1954
8 34
The Lucky Suzuki
1968
8 35
Open Season
1947
8 36
Ring Around Her Finger. German edition
1960
8 37
Ring Around Her Finger. German edition
1964
8 38
The Shelter Trap
1962
8 39
This Random Sky. German edition
1963
8 40
Trouble on the Run
1956

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 41
Royalty statements
undated
8 42
Miscellaneous reviews, biographical data, publicity
undated