- Grady, James b. 1949-
- James Grady Papers
- 1971-2006 (inclusive)19712006
- 2.5 linear feet
- Collection Number
- Mss 588
- The collection contains manuscripts, publisher’s galleys, and books by James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor and other works.
- University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
- Access Restrictions
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and the University of Montana--Missoula.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
James Grady was born on April 30, 1949, in Shelby, Montana. He graduated from The University of Montana School of Journalism in 1974. James Grady sold his first novel, Six Days of the Condor, at age twenty-four, which was made into the motion picture, “Three Days of the Condor,” in 1975. In the summer of 1973, he received a Fellowship to work on the staff of United States Senator Lee Metcalf of Montana. He wrote the novel, Shadow of the Condor, while working for Metcalf. He subsequently worked as an investigative reporter under syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. He has published numerous novels and short stories and has written feature scripts for Hollywood studios. His books include Shadow of the Condor, The Great Pebble Affair, Catch the Wind, and many others. As of 2015, Grady continues to live and work near Washington, D.C.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection includes manuscripts, publisher’s galleys, and books for Six Days of the Condor, Shadow of the Condor, and The Great Pebble Affair. The collection also contains manuscripts for a short story, a movie treatment, and an unpublished manuscript of an historical novel, “Tumbling Dice.” A self-published work, “Radical Daze,” is a memoir about Grady’s student days at The University of Montana during the height of campus anti-Vietnam War activism, 1966 to 1972. The collection contains published versions of Grady’s short stories and copies of his books in English and foreign languages. The collection also includes a speech Grady gave at the 2005 University of Montana homecoming, some of his memories of poet and UM professor Richard Hugo, and an obituary he wrote for author Evan Hunter.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright status unknown.
[Name of document or photograph number], James Grady Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Materials have been arranged by publication or work and then chronologically.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1/1||Six Days of the Condor, “master set, 2nd pass"||1974|
|1/2||Six Days of the Condor, publisher’s blueprints, galleys||1974|
|1/3||Six Days of the Condor, “confirmation master set”||1974|
|1/4||Six Days of the Condor, manuscript||ca. 1974|
|1/5||Gamayun, [early version of Shadow of the Condor], manuscript||ca. 1973|
|2/1||Shadow of the Condor, manuscript||1975|
|2/2||Shadow of the Condor, first galleys||1975|
|2/3||Shadow of the Condor, manuscript||ca. 1975|
|3/1||The Great Pebble Affair, published under the name of “Brit Shelby,” manuscript||undated|
|3/2||The Great Pebble Affair, published under the name of “Brit Shelby,” original manuscript and first galleys||1976|
|3/3||Tumbling Dice: A Historical Novel, manuscript||undated|
|3/4||Crime Against the Body Politic, short story published in I Witness||ca.1977|
|3/5||By Persons or Things Unknown, Movie Treatment||undated|
|4/1||Radical Daze: Snapshots from the University of Montana ‘movement,’ circa 1966-72, Personal/Academic Memoir by James Grady||undated|
|4/2||Correspondence and clippings||1971-2000|
|4/3||Stories published in "Journal of Asian Martial Arts"||1988, 2000|
|4/4||Stories published in "Regardie’s"||1988, 1991|
|4/5||Story published in Treasure State Review||1993|
|4/6||How Ed McBain made his name, Obituary for Evan Hunter||2005|
|4/7||University of Montana Homecoming Speech||2005|
|4/8||Memories of Dick Hugo||February 27, 2006|
|5||Books:Six Days of the Condor, eleven copies in ten different languages, ca. 1974 Shadow of the Condor, two copies in Italian, two copies in English, 1975-1976 Catch the Wind, 1980 Runner in the Street, 1984 The Great Pebble Affair, copy in Italian, 1978 City of Shadows by James Dalton [James Grady pen name], 2000 The Best American Mystery Stories, James Ellroy, editor-features “The Championship of Nowhere” by James Grady, 2002|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- American fiction--20th century
- Student protesters--Montana--Missoula--Biography
- Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1965--Personal narratives, American
- Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1965--Protest movements--Montana --Missoula
- University of Montana--Missoula--Alumni and alumnae
- University of Montana--Missoula--Students--Biography
- Authors, American