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Daniel Boone Dodson papers, 1946-1984

Summary Information

Abstract

Manuscripts and notebooks from Daniel Boone Dodson, novelist, editor, and Columbia Professor of English.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1606
Bib ID 6910099 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dodson, Daniel Boone
Title Daniel Boone Dodson papers, 1946-1984
Physical Description 2.08 linear feet (5 document boxes)
Language(s) Material is primarily in English with some French.
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series: Series I: Manuscripts, Undated; Series II: Notebooks, 1946-1984.

Description

Summary

Collection is primarily comprised of manuscripts of Dodson's novels. In addition to these manuscripts, there are notebooks and diaries.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Daniel Boone Dodson Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Carrie Hintz 03/14/2012.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 03/14/2012.

Revision Description

2012-03-15 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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Genre/Form

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dodson, Daniel Boone Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Daniel Boone Dodson was born in 1918 in Portland Oregon, and received his B.A. from Reed College. After receiving that degree he enlisted in World War II, where he flew B-24 bombers. After the war, Dodson enrolled in Columbia University where he earned first an M.A. and then a Ph.D. in English literature.

Professor Dodson, a specialist in drama and contemporary comparative literature, began teaching at Columbia in 1947. He retired in 1980, and was awarded the 1980 Bancroft Distinguished Retiring Professor Award.

He was also a fiction writer who wrote six novels. The first of which, The Man Who Ran Away, was published in the late 1950s.

Dodson died of liver failure in 1991.