Guide to the Michael Fessier Papers
1927-1967

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fessier, Michael, 1907-1988
Title: Michael Fessier papers
Dates: 1927-1967 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 6.0 linear feet (4 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 428
Summary: Collection comprises papers of American author Michael Fessier and includes manuscripts of 185 short stories, seven plays, seven teleplays, nine screenplays, three novels, a few scenarios and radio scripts, and a collection of published pieces.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Michael Fessier was born in Angel’s Camp, California. He was a newspaper reporter in San Francisco, and edited papers in Burlington and San Rafael, California. He commenced writing fiction in 1928, went into motion picture work, then returned to fiction. He also wrote for television. Fessier died in Northridge, Calif., in 1988.

Content Description

The papers consist of manuscripts of 185 short stories, seven plays, seven teleplays, nine screenplays, three novels, a few scenarios and radio scripts, and a collection of published pieces.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

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Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Michael Fessier Papers, Ax 428, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Manuscripts

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 1 Affair With A Genius
1 2 Again, The H.K. Brock
1 3 Always In The Middle
1 4 Always Second
1 5 An Ugly Place
1 6 And The Truth Wasn’t In Him
1 7 Any Man Will Do
1 8 Back To Nature Girl
1 9 Bayou Song
1 10 Big Man On Campus
1 11 A Belief In Something
1 12 A Bit Of The South
1 13 Black Wind And Lightning
1 14 The Blue-Eyed Horse (One Version)
1 15 The Blue-Eyed Horse (Second Version)
1 16 The Bride Of Buffalo Bend
1 17 The Bright Hour
1 18 But It Pours
1 19 California There She Goes
1 20 Cannibal Stew
1 21 Chicago In A Nutshell
1 22 Chivalry At Coyote Crick
1 23 The Cinderella Kid
1 24 Comrade Wife
1 25 A Cry In The Night
1 26 Dardanella’s Daughter
1 27 The Dark Ways Of Love
1 28 The Daughter Of Pete Calhoun
1 29 Deadlier Than The Male
1 30 Dear Delightful Woman
1 31 The Delayed Valentine
1 32 A Dollar And A Quarter Too Much
1 33 Don’t Love My Dog
1 34 The Egg-Shaped Kid
1 35 The Faceless Terror
1 36 The Failure
1 37 The Fascinating Stranger
1 38 A Father For Her Children
1 39 A Fellow’s Got To Be Understood
1 40 The Firing Of Martin Dorn
1 41 Four Black Orchids
1 42 Fritz Muller
1 43 The Fugitive And The Farmer’s Daughter
1 44 The Girl On The Swing
1 45 The Good Ship Hooey
1 46 Grandma Wooten And The Witch
1 47 Grapes Of Wrath – Vintage 1948
1 48 The Great Stone Face
1 49 The Guilt Complex
1 50 Hank Tucker Quits The Weed
1 51 Heathcliffe
1 52 Heathcliffe (Second Version)
1 53 He Hated Dogs
1 54 He Intended To Stay For Breakfast
1 55 Her Steps Led Down To Death
1 56 The H.K. Brock
1 57 Honeymoon
1 58 Honor Of The Family
1 59 The House On Mill Pond Road
1 60 I Died Last Year
1 61 I Hate You, Darling
1 62 I Loathe You, Darling
1 63 I Love My Mother-In-Law
1 64 The Imposter
1 65 The Irresistible Male
1 66 It’s A Helluva Note
1 67 Johnny Whistlebritches
1 68 Just A Plaything
1 69 The Kidnapping Of Basil Wilp
1 70 The Killing Of Cara Doone
1 71 The Lady’s For Loving
1 72 The Lady From Red Gulch
1 73 Lady In The Rain
1 74 The Lady Was Off Limits
1 75 A Lease On Love
1 76 The Legend Of Truro
1 77 Leora Shoots A Peeping-Tom
1 78 Lester Meets H.K. Brock
1 79 It’s Me Darling, Your Husband
1 80 Lips And Liquor
1 81 Little Children
1 82 The Little Man’s Albatross
1 83 Loopy
1 84 Love Comes To Lonzo
1 85 The Luckiest Man In The World
1 86 Mady Christmas
1 87 The Magnificent Yuck
1 88 The Man Who Challenged Babe Ruth’s Record
1 89 Man Taming Woman
1 90 Marriage Is Better Late Than Never
1 91 The Meeting Of The Twain
1 92 The Memory Of Murder
1 93 The Menacing Miss Ewing
1 94 Million Dollar Lady
1 95 A Minor Miracle
1 96 Miss Sympathy
1 97 Most Valued Citizen
1 98 The Mushroom Man
1 99 The Negotiable Mr. Durkim
1 100 Newspapermen Are Human
1 101 The Night Rider
1 102 No Mother To Guide Her
1 103 The Oil Cans Of Earth
1 104 One Was A Fool
1 105 Orual And The Trembling Earth
1 106 The Outcast
1 107 The Outlaw Who Never Shot First
1 108 Outrageous Lady (One Version)
1 109 Outrageous Lady (Second Version)
1 110 The Pal That I Loathe
1 111 People Like Us
1 112 The Pop-Eyed Dog
1 113 Pot Of Gold
1 114 Portrait Of Innocence
1 115 Preferred Option
1 116 The Prying Professor
1 117 Rainmaker
1 118 The Richest Girl In Jail
1 119 The Reluctant Wolf
1 120 The Right Redhead In The Wrong Bed
1 121 Road House Killer
1 122 The Saga Of Salt Creek Sal
1 123 The Scandalous Miss Ames
1 124 School Teachers Are Human
1 125 The Serpent’s Tooth
1 126 Seven Cats And The Tough Guy
1 127 Sex Murder In Cameron
1 128 The She Shamus
1 129 Shear The Black Sheep
1 130 The Sheriff Was Scared
1 131 The Sin Of Ella
1 132 The Siren Of Sacrifice Shoals
1 133 Slightly Heroic
1 134 The Small Dog
1 135 Small Town Documentary
1 136 Sob Story’s Progress
1 137 Softly Falls The Snow
1 138 Sometimes Horses Are Crooked
1 139 Sookie’s Armadillo
2 1 The Sound Of Women
2 2 The Strange Case Of The Bottled Wife
2 3 Stranger In The Mirror
2 4 Stranger On A Honeymoon
2 5 The Stinker
2 6 Stunt Girl
2 7 Substitute Sinner (One Version)
2 8 Substitute Sinner (Second Version)
2 9 Suffer, Little Children
2 10 Summer Storm
2 11 Sunbathing Is Not A Spectator Sport
2 12 The Temple Of Aphrodite
2 13 The Temple Of Grogan
2 14 That Heel, Hoostiac
2 15 They Called Her Mariposa Lil (24 Page Version)
2 16 They Called Her Mariposa Lil (19 Page Version)
2 17 They Can’t Put Him In Jail For That
2 18 Three On A Honeymoon
2 19 Thunder On The Tundra
2 20 Time To Be Happy
2 21 To Die At Midnight
2 22 Too Much Money
2 23 The Town In The Valley
2 24 Turner’s Werewolf
2 25 The Visitor
2 26 Volcano In Pasadena
2 27 Waldo
2 28 We Can Always Steal Cranberries
2 29 The Werewoman Of Weehawken
2 30 What Ever Happened To California?
2 31 The Wheeps
2 32 Where To Now, Elsa?
2 33 Why People Get Killed
2 34 The Widow Wore Bruises
2 35 Withhold The Laurel
2 36 Without Reservations
2 37 Title Unknown
2 38 By George M. Rascoe: The Hitch-Hiker
2 39 The Blue-Eyed Horse
2 40 The Bret Harte Story
2 41 The Bret Harte Story
2 42 Carnival In Catalina
2 43 Champion Of The Western World
2 44 The Circle
2 45 Dan Marshall’s Brat
2 46 The Egg-Shaped Kid
2 47 For What We Are About To Receive
2 48 Rough Noteson: Francis Witnesses A Murder
2 49 Frontier Gal
2 50 A Dirty Face
2 51 Changes For The 1st Act: Ghost Goes West
2 52 The Girl In The Catalogue
2 53 The Girls Have Landed
2 54 The Goose Girl
2 55 Happy Birthday
2 56 He Stayed For Breakfast
2 57 The Honest Man
2 58 The House On Mill Pond Road
2 59 I Died Last Year
2 60 It’s A Helluva Note
2 61 Johnny – Sleep – Til – Noon
2 62 Judas In Tempera
2 63 Lesson In Love
2 64 Lesson In Love
2 65 Love Among The Cannibals
2 66 The Main Chance
2 67 The Man In The Black Hat
2 68 Mission Fulfilled
2 69 Most Valuable Citizen
2 70 Oliver Horton
2 71 Over The Hill
2 72 The Phantom Train Of Tokyo
2 73 Pot Of Gold
2 74 Pretty Kitty
2 75 A Quiet Day In Tucson
2 76 Reach For The Sky
2 77 Red Garters
2 78 Red Garters
3 1 River Lady (Production Budget)
3 2 A Severe Case of Matrimony
3 3 Shear The Black Sheep
3 4 Silver City
3 5 Spider Bliss
3 6 Substitute Sinner
3 7 Take It Easy
3 8 This Wonderful Life
3 9 To Die at Midnight
3 10 The Tree In The Forest
3 11 Tripoli
3 12 Tripoli
3 13 Two’s A Crowd
3 14 Two’s A Crowd
3 15 The Widow From Red Rock
3 16 You’ll Never Get Rich
3 17 Zippety-Zing
3 18 Untitled Western Musical
3 19 Clovis
3 20 Clovis
3 21 Fully Dressed And In His Right Mind
3 22 Fully Dressed And In His Right Mind
3 23 Fully Dressed And In His Right Mind
3 24 Mr. Carpenter’s War Of Nerves
4 1 Affair In Sumatra
4 2 The Baritone Canary
4 3 The Belle Forrester Story
4 4 Billy Buckett Incorporated
4 5 Birthright
4 6 A Bite Of Cheesecake
4 7 The Blue-Eyed Horse
4 8 The Colonel And The Lady
4 9 Cousin Annie
4 10 Explosion
4 11 Farmer’s Wife
4 12 For Love Or Money
4 13 Genius, J.G.
4 14 Gold Is Where You Steal It
4 15 The Green Gamblers
4 16 A Handful of Stars
4 17 He Learned About Women
4 18 The Hero Factory
4 19 The Hypnotist
4 20 Killer’s Pride
4 21 The Lady Had An Angle
4 22 The Lady’s For Loving
4 23 Little Girl Lost
4 24 A Light in Dark Places
4 25 The Luckiest Man In The World
4 26 Moment Of Glory
4 27 Newspapermen Are Human
4 28 No Time for Sergeants
4 29 Not For Publication
4 30 Outrageous Lady
4 31 Paradise Lodge
4 32 Reach For The Sky
4 33 The Richest Girl In Jail
4 34 The Roaring Twenties
4 35 The Silver Flood
4 36 Sister Mine
4 37 Skeleton In The Closet
4 38 Slave Girl
4 39 A Slight Case Of Chivalry
4 40 Smith Wins His Stripes
4 41 Strange Bridegroom
4 42 Substitute Sinner
4 43 Two’s A Crowd
4 44 They Went Thataway
4 45 The Widow From Red Rock
4 46 Zippety-Zing

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Fessier, Michael, 1907-1988
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Screenwriters--United States
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Novels
    • Plays
    • Radio scripts
    • Scenarios
    • Screenplays
    • Short stories
    • Television plays

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