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Jay Williams Papers

Summary Information
Title: Jay Williams Papers
Dates: 1962
Creator: Williams, Jay, 1914-1978
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1657
Collection contains the typescript and correspondence for I Wish I Had Another Name .

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Materials arranged by published title

Biographical Sketch

Jay Williams was born on May 31, 1914 in Buffalo, New York. Before he became a professional writer in 1945, Mr. Williams appeared in vaudeville shows and night clubs and was a press agent for the Hollywood Theater Alliance. His first books was published in 1943 and after returning from World War II, he committed himself full-time to writing. He published over 60 children's and young adult books after 1943. Jay Williams died on July 12, 1978.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 41, pp. 243-255.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the typescript and correspondence for I Wish I Had Another Name .

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Williams, Jay, 1914-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
I Wish I had Another Name 1962 
Note Lubell, Winifred
New York: Atheneum, 1962
Box MF 840
typescript, corrected carbon (3 p.)  Box MF 840
correspondence (12 p.)  Box MF 840