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Mickey Spillane Papers

Summary Information
Title: Mickey Spillane Papers
Dates: 1979-1982
Creator: Spillane, Mickey
Extent: 7 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1878
Abstract:
The collection contains written material for three titles, and includes typescripts, some corrected or photocopied, a holograph, contract information, an illustration proof, and reviews.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mickey Spillane


Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Mickey Spillane (Frank Morrison Spillane) was born March 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY. He became a writer of mystery and detective novels, and is best know for his character, Mike Hammer. He wrote his first Mike Hammer story, I, the Jury , in three weeks, when he needed money to buy real estate. His publishers 'questioned its good taste and literary merit,' but felt it would sell, and it became the first of a long series. In 1979, his publisher dared him to write a book for children. The result was The Day the Sea Rolled Back , about two boys searching for a sunken treasure ship, which was followed by another sea story, both of which were praised by reviewers for their suspense and high adventure.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 66


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for three titles, and includes typescripts, some corrected or photocopied, a holograph, contract information, an illustration proof, and reviews.

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.
  • Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Day the Sea Rolled Back, The 1979 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1979
Box MF1301
typescript, corrected photocopy (123 p.)  Box MF1301
 
holograph, corrected photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF1301
 
contract information summaries (7 p.)  Box MF1301
 
illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MF1301
 
reviews (4 p.)  Box MF1301
 
Ship That Never Was, The 1982 
Note  New York: Bantam Books, 1982
Box MF1377
typescript, photocopy (134 p.)  Box MF1377
 
Shrinking Island, The  
Box MF1377
typescript, photocopy (137 p.)  Box MF1377