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Spackman, W. M. (William Mode), 1905-1990
W. M. Spackman Novels
Manuscripts Division
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5 boxes
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ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5


Consists of various typescript drafts, revisions, and galley proofs for three published novels by American novelist W. M. Spackman.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of various typescript drafts, revisions, and galley proofs for three published novels by Spackman (Class of 1927): Heyday (1953), An Armful of Warm Girl (1977), and A Presence with Secrets (1980). A small amount of correspondence with agents and publishers concerning these works is also present. Spackman's novel Heyday, as he admitted in the Princeton Alumni Weekly (Nov. 21, 1952), concerns ". . . what happened to the Class of 1927, in the persons of half a dozen imaginary but typical Princetonians."

Collection Creator Biography:

Spackman, W. M. (William Mode), 1905-1990

A Princeton graduate (Class of 1927) and a Rhodes Scholar, W. M. Spackman was also a classicist, educator, and author.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Kelly Rafey 2016 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

W. M. Spackman Novels; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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