MsC 617

Collection Dates: 1947 and undated
.5 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List

Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

William Wister Haines was a novelist and movie playwright who was born in 1908 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a member of the Author's Guild and the Dramatists Guild of Authors League of America. His writings include Slim (1934), The Honorable Rocky Slade (1955), and Target (1964). Many of his books were made into Hollywood movies with such stars as Henry Fonda and John Wayne. He also contributed various articles and stories to magazines. Haines died in 1989 while on a cruise.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a printer's typescript and correspondence regarding Haines' novel Command Division. Additional newspaper and magazine clippings are included.

C. Pummer and J. Roethler

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by William Wister Haines in 1947.

Guide posted to Internet: August 2004

Box Contents List

Clippings, 1947 -- 1968

Command Decision

Correspondence, 1947

Printer's typescript -- with revisions [2 folders]


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