|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in 2 series: Series I: Manuscripts, Undated; Series II: Notebooks, 1946-1984.
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.
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
Papers processed Carrie Hintz 03/14/2012.
Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 03/14/2012.
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.
History / 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.