James Levingston Summers was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on September 11, 1910. He attended Chaffey College in 1928, the University of Wisconsin from 1928-1930, and the University of California in 1939. Throughout his literary career, Summers prided himself on the development and control of writing techniques. Throughout his career, besides being a children's author, Summers was also a high school teacher. He died in 1973.
The collection includes literary manuscripts for novels and short stories, including various early drafts as well as final manuscripts. Also included is correspondence, ranging in date from 1946-1969.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.Restrictions on Use :
Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.
Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.
If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], James Summers Papers, Ax 495, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Series: Manuscripts. Novels
Series: Manuscripts. Short Stories
Series: Manuscripts. Miscellaneous
Series: Published Short Stories
Detailed Description of the Collection