Biography and History

Samuel Harvey Iams, Jr. was born on November 15, 1910 in Maryland. Iams began his writing career in American and British journalism. Adopting the pseudonym Jack Iams, he proceeded to publish his own books. Iams is best known for his mysteries, including Death Draws the Line, and his crime novels featuring the character Rocky Rockwell. He passed away in January of 1990.

Source: From the finding aid for C0049


  • Novelists, American -- 20th century..
  • Jack Iams Mystery Novels. 1946-1950 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0049

    Jack Iams (Samuel Harvey Iams, Jr.), Class of 1932, was a noted mystery writer in the first part of the twentieth century. The collection includes notes, drafts, outlines, and typescripts for seven of Iams’s mysteries, as well as several assorted items, such a book jacket proofs and page proofs.