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Frederic Dannay papers, 1920-1982

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0323
Bib ID 4079731 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982
Title Frederic Dannay papers, 1920-1982
Physical Description 85 linear feet (190 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
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Arrangement

Arrangement

The papers are divided into two main sub-groups. The first sub-group consists of the papers of Frederic Dannay, and the second sub-group consists of the manuscripts submitted to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

Frederic Dannay Papers are organized as follows: Cataloged correspondence, Boxes 1-8; Cataloged manuscripts, Boxes 8-63B; Arranged correspondence (chronological), Boxes 64-72; Arranged manuscripts, Boxes 73-78 & 89-90; Cataloged documents, Box 79; Arranged documents (alphabetical), Boxes 79-81; Arranged documents (chronological), Boxes 82-87; Cataloged photographs, Box 88; Arranged photographs and artwork, Box 88; Printed materials, Boxes 91-100; Objects and memorabilia, Box 101.

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine File is organized as follows: Cataloged manuscripts, A-Z, Boxes 1-86; Arranged manuscripts, Box 87.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, outlines and drafts, manuscripts, letters of agreement, contracts, photographs, artwork, and memorabilia. The collection is divided into two parts: the Frederic Dannay papers and the files of ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE (EQMM). The Dannay papers consist of extensive correspondence with most of the notable mystery writers of this century, as well as well-known authors who sometimes wrote in that genre: Isaac Asimov; Lawrence Block; Ray Bradbury; Perl S Buck; Edgar Rice Burroughs; James M. Cain; Raymond Chandler; Agatha Christie, etc. Most of the novels and short stories written by Dannay and Lee are represented in manuscript form: "The Roman Hat Mystery;" "Ten Day's Wonder;" "Cat of Many Tails;" "The Scarlet Letters;" "The Glass Village;" "The Player on the Other Side;" "And on the Eighth Day" etc. In addition, there are the manuscripts of books edited by Ellery Queen; manuscripts by Ellery Queen Jr.; scripts by Ellery Queen; poetry by Dannay; contracts between Dannay and Lee, as well as between them both as Ellery Queen and numerous parties. There are also manuscripts by such notables as Jorge Luis Borges; Erskine Caldwell; Raymond Chandler; Agatha Christie; Stanley Ellin; William Faulkner; Dashiell Hammett; O Henry; Nigel Morland; Georges Simenon; Muriel Spark; Julian Symons; Roy Vickers; and Cornell Woolrich

The second part of this collection is the files of ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE (EQMM). Containing some 4,600 manuscripts submitted to the magazine over a period of 40 years, it is an unrivaled collection of its kind. Nearly all of the manuscripts have Dannay's msnuscript corrections.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frederic Dannay papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Pearl S. Buck letter; manuscript of "The Glass Village" and "Notes on Wrightsville" are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC HR 02/--/91.

Revision Description

2010-01-27 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Awards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Outlines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plaques Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ambler, Eric, 1909-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Armstrong, Charlotte, 1905-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audemars, Pierre Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Avallone, Michael Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Babb, Sanora Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baxt, George Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bell, Josephine, 1897-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bellak, Leopold, 1916- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bentley, E. C (Edmund Clerihew), 1875-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bentley, Eric, 1916- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bentley, Phyllis Eleanor, 1894-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Berkeley, Anthony, 1893-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bloch, Lawrence W Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blochman, Lawrence G (Lawrence Goldtree), 1900-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Block, Lawrence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brand, Christianna, 1907-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Breen, Jon L., 1943- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brentano, Lowell, 1895-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Britain, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buck, Pearl S (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burnett, W. R (William Riley), 1899-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Byrne, M. St. Clare (Muriel St. Clare), 1895- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cain, James M (James Mallahan), 1892-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canning, Victor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carr, Albert H. Z (Albert H. Zolotkoff), 1902-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carr, John Dickson, 1906-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charteris, Leslie, 1907-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chesterton, G. K (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ciardi, John, 1916-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cohn, Roy N Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Costain, Thomas B (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coxe, George Harmon, 1901-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Creasey, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crispin, Edmund, 1921-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Critics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crofts, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cronin, A. J (Archibald Joseph), 1896-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Daly, Elizabeth, 1878-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Damore, Leo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Davis, Dorothy Salisbury Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Day Lewis, C (Cecil), 1904-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
De Ford, Miriam Allen, 1888-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
De La Torre, Lillian, 1902-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Derleth, August, 1909-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Detective and mystery stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dewey, Thomas E (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickens, Monica, 1915-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunham, Katherine Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunsany, Lord, 1878-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eberhart, Mignon Good, 1899-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ellin, Stanley Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ferrars, Elizabeth Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Finney, Jack Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fish, R. L (Robert L.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, M. F. K (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Francis, Dick Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freeling, Nicolas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin), 1862-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fremlin, Celia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garfield, Brian, 1939- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garve, Andrew, 1908-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gilbert, Anthony, 1899-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gilbert, Michael Francis, 1912-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Golding, Louis, 1895-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gollancz, Victor, 1893-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gulik, Robert Hans van, 1910-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Halliday, Brett Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Halsband, Robert, 1914-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hare, Cyril, 1900- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harrington, Joyce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Haycraft, Howard, 1905-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Heidenfeld, Wolfgang Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henry, O., 1862-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Herodotus Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hilton, James, 1900-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoch, Edward D., 1930-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hughes, Dorothy B (Dorothy Belle), 1904-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hughes, Riley Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huston, John, 1906-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irish, William, 1903-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Irvine, R. R (Robert R.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
James, P. D Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jepson, Selwyn, 1899-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jesse, F. Tennyson (Fryniwyd Tennyson), 1888-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keating, H. R. F (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kelland, Clarence Budington, 1881-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kemelman, Harry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kersh, Gerald, 1911-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
King, Stephen, 1947- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
La Farge, Oliver, 1901-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lacy, Ed Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lathen, Emma Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawrence, Hilda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Le Carré, John, 1931- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lee, Manfred B (Manfred Bennington), 1905-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lerner, Max, 1902-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ley, Willy, 1906-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lockridge, Frances Louise Davis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lockridge, Richard, 1898-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lofts, Norah, 1904-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lovesey, Peter Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacDonald, John D (John Dann), 1916-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacDonald, Ross Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mailer, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mather, Berkely Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McBain, Ed, 1926-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCloy, Helen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McGerr, Patricia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McKelway, St. Clair, 1905-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Milne, A. A (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Montgomery, Bruce, 1921-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moravia, Alberto, 1907-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morland, Nigel, 1905-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moyes, Patricia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Narcejac, Thomas, 1908-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nevins, Francis M Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Niven, David, 1910-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oboler, Arch, 1909-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Palmer, Stuart, 1905-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patrick, Q Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paul, Elliot, 1891-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pentecost, Hugh, 1903-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perelman, S. J (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perowne, Barry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plumb, J. H (John Harold), 1911-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pollock, Channing, 1880-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powell, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powell, Talmage Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Priestley, J. B (John Boynton), 1894-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prince, Harold, 1928- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prince, Jerome, 1907- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pronzini, Bill Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Quick, Dorothy Alita Kewley, 1907- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rafferty, S. S Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rawson, Clayton, 1906-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Redman, Ben Ray, 1896-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ritchie, Jack, 1922-1983 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roberts, S. C (Sydney Castle), 1887-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rohmer, Sax, 1883-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rosten, Leo, 1908-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Savage, Ernest, 1918-2011 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sayers, Dorothy L (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seeley, Mabel, 1903-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Serling, Rod, 1924-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shellabarger, Samuel, 1888-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sherwood, Robert E (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shiel, M. P (Matthew Phipps), 1865-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slesar, Henry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spark, Muriel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steel, Kurt, 1904-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steele, Frederic Dorr, 1873-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stewart, J. I. M (John Innes Mackintosh), 1906-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stribling, T. S (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strong, L. A. G (Leonard Alfred George), 1896-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sturgeon, Theodore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Symons, Julian, 1912-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Targ, William, 1907- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tey, Josephine, 1896 or 1897-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thurber, James, 1894-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Treat, Lawrence, 1903-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Twohy, John Roger Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tyre, Nedra Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Updike, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Upfield, Arthur W (Arthur William), 1888-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vickers, Roy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watson, Colin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Waugh, Hillary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Westlake, Donald E Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilde, Percival, 1887-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wodehouse, P. G (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woolrich, Cornell, 1903-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wylie, Philip, 1902-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yaffe, James, 1927- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yeats, W. B (William Butler), 1865-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Mystery writer, editor, critic of crime fiction, and coauthor with Manfred B. Lee of the Ellery Queen mystery novels and stories.