Guide to the Joseph Chadwick Correspondence

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Chadwick, Joseph, 1909-
Title: Joseph Chadwick correspondence
Dates: 1966
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (3 folders, 5 loose volumes.)
Collection Number: A 200
Summary: Joseph Chadwick (1909 - ) was a prolific author of westerns, suspense and espionage novels, who was managed by the Lenniger Literary Agency. The collection (1966) contains professional correspondence and paperback volumes.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Joseph Chadwick (1909 - ) was born in York, Pennsylvania. He began his writing career in 1935 with the Chicago Daily News Feature Syndicate. He became an author of over ninety-one books, most of them westerns, suspense and espionage novels. His pseudonyms include John Callahan, Jim Conroy, Jim Layne, Jack Barton, Jud Blame, and John Conway. He was managed by the Lenniger Literary Agency.

Content Description

The collection (1966) contains professional correspondence, and paperback volumes.

There are three folders of correspondence that include incoming and outgoing letters.

Thirty-two letters are from the Lenniger Literary Agency.

There are five paperback volumes of novels by Chadwick, and three of them are translated versions in Scandinavian languages.

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 :  

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 material 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], Joseph Chadwick correspondence, A 200, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

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

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


  • Personal Names :
  • Chadwick, Joseph, 1909-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lenniger Literary Agency.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors and publishers--Correspondence
  • Suspense fiction--Authorship
  • Western stories--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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