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   Daniel Boone Dodson Papers, 1946-1984

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Preferred Citation

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

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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 ft. (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 twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 2 series

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Description

Scope and Content

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

Series II: Notebooks, 1946-1984

The notebooks contain Diaries, reading notes, and notes relating to research and ideas for his novels and scholarly work.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 03/14/2012 Carrie Hintz

Finding aid written 03/14/2012 Carrie Hintz

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 15, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-03-15 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Donald 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.

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