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James Playsted Wood Papers

Summary Information
Title: James Playsted Wood Papers
Dates: 1977
Creator: Wood, James Playsted, 1905-
Extent: 11 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1728
Collection contains corrected typescripts for two children's books.

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

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


The Great Glut,

Kentucky Time, 1977

Biographical Sketch

James Playsted Wood was born on December 11, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his B.A. in 1927 and M.A. in 1933 from Columbia University. James Wood was a instructor and professor of English for 16 years (1930-1946) and assistant to the director of research at Curtis Publishing Company from 1946-1962. He has been an author since 1937.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 1, pp. 229-230.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains corrected typescripts for two children's books.

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.
  • Wood, James Playsted, 1905-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
The Great Glut  
Box MF 854
typescript, corrected (206 p.)  Box MF 854
Kentucky Time 1977 
Note Mikolaycak, Charles
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1977
Box MF 854
typescript, corrected; 3 with front matter (148 p.)  Box MF 854
typescript, corrected; 3 with front matter (155 p.)  Box MF 854
typescript, corrected partial carbon (59 p.)  Box MF 854