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Johnson, Dorothy M.
Short Stories of Dorothy M. Johnson
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of selected manuscripts and some correspondence of Dorothy M. Johnson, a writer of Western fiction.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the manuscripts of eight short stories by Johnson: "First Date," "Hold That Bull!", "A Man Called Horse," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Marks of Honor," "Massacre," "Steady Girl," and "The War Shirt." Also included are letters from Johnson's agent and notes by Johnson concerning her short stories.

Collection Creator Biography:

Johnson, Dorothy M.

A resident of Whitefish, Montana, Dorothy M. Johnson was an author of Western fiction. Two of her stories became films: "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" and "A Man Called Horse."

Collection History


Gift of the author.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory completed by Hilde Creager '15 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research/

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Short Stories of Dorothy M. Johnson; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1