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J. Donald (James Donald) Adams:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Adams, J. Donald (James Donald), 1891-1968
Title: J. Donald (James Donald) Adams Collection
Dates: 1899-1967 (bulk 1932-1967), undated
Extent: 13 document boxes (5.46 linear feet), 5 galley files (gf)
Abstract: Manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, awards and personal papers make up the collection of American journalist, critic, editor, and author James Donald Adams, best known for his weekly column, "Speaking of Books," in the New York Times Book Review from 1943 to 1964. Includes correspondence with authors Sherwood Anderson, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Ellen Glasgow, Ernest Hemingway, Margaret Mitchell, Christopher Morley, J. B. Priestley, and Edith Sitwell.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-00021
Language: English, French
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials. Part or all of this collection is housed off-site and may require up to three business days' notice for access in the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. Please contact the Center before requesting this material:
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law 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 Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation J. Donald Adams Collection (Manuscript Collection MS-00021). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Purchase and transfer, 1964, 1971, 1973 (R1915, R1921, 73-05-013-T, 73-10-446-T)
Processed by: Joan Sibley, Richard Workman, 2021 Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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