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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 (scarcpxm): 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

Scope and Contents

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 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:

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

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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5