James Oliver Curwood papers: 1897-1927
Summary Information
Title: James Oliver Curwood papers
Creator: Curwood, James Oliver, 1878-1927
Inclusive dates: 1897-1927
Extent: 14 microfilms
Extent: 9 boxes
Extent: 1 oversize volume
Extent: 1 oversize folder (UAm)
Abstract:
Michigan based author of adventure stories set in Alaska and Canada, screen writer and motion picture executive, and conservationist, a founding member of Izaak Walton League and member of Michigan Conservation Commission. Papers documenting his literary, film and conservation activities include manuscripts of books, screenplays and other writing and correspondence and photographs.
Call number: 851315 Aa 2 UAm
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Larry Steck, 1974. Kenneth J. Varnum, Conger Accession, 1994. Ann Flowers, 1989, reprocessed in preparation for microfilming.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated in 4 accessions: 1974 and 1977, by Mrs. Carlotta Curwood Tate (Donor No. 5549), daughter of James Oliver Curwood; 1994 by Ivan Conger

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Copyright:

Reserved by Carlotta Curwood Tate in her lifetime. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Alternate Format:

The Curwood papers have been microfilmed with the exception of several printed. works. This finding aid provides both a reel list for the microfilm edition and a box list for the original papers. The Curwood papers were filmed by University Microfilms International in 1990.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, reel no., James Oliver Curwood, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

The James Oliver Curwood papers are arranged in thirteen series

  1. Correspondence, 1899-1933
  2. Miscellaneous Notes and Articles
  3. Clippings
  4. Manuscripts of Books
  5. Manuscripts of Writings
  6. Fragments of Writings
  7. Movie Scenarios
  8. Stenographers Notes, 1925-1927
  9. Photographs
  10. Miscellaneous Printed Items
  11. Foreign Language Editions
  12. "The Curwood Collector, 1972-1982"
  13. Printed Works (not included in microfilm edition)

This finding aid provides a complete contents list for both the original papers and the microfilm edition of the Curwood papers.


Biography

The papers, 1897-1927, of James Oliver Curwood include correspondence; scrapbooks; and manuscripts of articles, books, and movie scenarios. The correspondence, arranged chronologically, deals primarily with three topics: that from 1897 to 1918 relates largely to Curwood's literary efforts; that from 1918 to 1921 concerns a mixture of literary and motion picture matters; and that from 1921 to 1927 focuses on conservation in Michigan.

Curwood, a contemporary and acquaintance of Zane Grey and Jack London, wrote adventure tales of the frozen north. His collection encompasses not only his major literary works, but also the numerous articles that he wrote for such magazines as Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Collier's, Munsey's, Outing, and Everybody's Magazine. During the second decade of this century, Curwood got involved in the infant motion picture industry, first as a writer for other companies and later as the head of James Oliver Curwood Productions. Consequently, his extensive correspondence with producers, directors, and business managers is quite revealing of the early development of movies.

In the 1920's, Curwood became deeply involved with the conservation movement, not only in Michigan, but throughout the mid-west. He was a charter member and active participant in the Izaak Walton League, as well as a prominent critic of the Michigan Department of Conservation under John Baird. In 1927, Governor Green recognized Curwood's efforts by naming him to the Conservation Commission. His correspondence during this period covers a wide range of topics including water pollution, forest fire prevention, sport fishery development, and increased protection for some of Michigan's dwindling wildlife, principally deer and partridge. There is also a great deal of information on the corruption of the Baird administration, particularly the political nature of warden appointments, lax enforcement and flagrant disregard of game laws, and the utilization of the Conservation Department to build up a Republican political machine in Michigan.

Correspondents in the collection include: Rube Babbitt, John Baird, Curtis Brown, Will H. Dilg, Russell Doubleday, Richard Fletcher, Andrew Glaspie, Fred Warren Green, David M. Hartford, Carl Hubbs, Harold C. Kinsey, Ray Long, Parish Lovejoy, Thomas Marston, Louis Mayer, Joseph Montrose, Charles Mott, Gifford Pinchot, Filibert Roth, Albert Stoll, Harold Titus, Arthur H. Vandenberg, Edward Voght, Henry Wallace, Russell Watson, Leigh Jarvis Young, and Frederic H. Zeigen. Note: other Curwood papers are located in the Indianapolis Public Library and the New York Public Library.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The James Oliver Curwood papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, manuscripts of publications, copies of books, and miscellanea; include material concerning his literary activities, the writing and production of motion pictures, his promotion of conservation causes, especially forest fire prevention, deer herd management, and the campaign against water pollution, and his work with the Conservation Commission, particularly his disputes with the Michigan Department of Conservation, Governor Alexander J. Groesbeck, and state director of conservation, John Baird; also copies of correspondence collected by Ivan Conger.

Photographs include pictures taken on hunting and fishing trips to British Columbia, the Canadian Northwest, and other areas of Canada; portraits; and photos of the Saginaw River (Michigan), and of pollution caused by the Michigan Sugar Company; also one film (two videotape copies), including scenes from God's Country and the Law.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Authors, American -- Michigan.
  • Conservation of natural resources -- Michigan.
  • Forest fires -- Michigan.
  • Hunting.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1922-1928.
  • Motion picture industry.
  • Owosso (Mich.)
  • Water.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Videotapes.
  • Animals.
  • Camping.
  • Canada.
  • Dogsleds.
  • Fishing -- Canada.
  • Hunting -- Canada.
  • Indians of North America -- Domestic life.
  • Log cabins.
  • Lumber industry.
  • Pollution.
  • Saginaw River (Mich.)
  • Women.
  • Curwood, James Oliver, 1878-1927.
  • Groesbeck, Alexander J. (Alexander Joseph), 1873-1953.
  • Michigan. Dept. of Conservation.
  • Babbitt, Rube S.
  • Baird, John, 1860-
  • Brown, Curtis.
  • Conger, Ivan.
  • Dilg, Will H.
  • Doubleday, Russell, 1872-1949.
  • Essanay Film Manufacturing Co.
  • Fletcher, Richard H.
  • Glaspie, Andrew Bird, 1876-
  • Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936.
  • Hartford, David M.
  • Hubbs, Carl L. (Carl Leavitt), 1894-1979.
  • Kinsey, Harold C.
  • Long, Ray, 1878-1935.
  • Lovejoy, Parrish Storrs, 1884-1942.
  • Marston, Thomas Frank, 1869-
  • Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957.
  • Michigan. State Park Commission.
  • Montrose, Joseph.
  • Mott, Charles S., 1875-1973.
  • Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
  • Roth, Filibert, 1858-1925.
  • Stoll, Albert, 1884-
  • Titus, Harold, 1888-1967.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Voght, Edward C.
  • Wallace, Henry Cantwell, 1866-1924.
  • Watson, Russell, 1891-
  • Young, Leigh Jarvis, 1883-1960.
  • Zeigen, Frederic H., 1874-
  • Curwood, James Oliver, 1878-1927.
  • Michigan Sugar Company.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Microfilm Edition [subgrp]
 
Correspondence and other papers [series]
Roll   1  
1897-1906
Roll   1  
1907
Roll   1  
1908
Roll   1  
1909
Roll   1  
January-June 1910
Roll   1  
July-December 1910
Roll   1  
1911
Roll   1  
1912
Roll   1  
January-June 1913
Roll   1  
July-December 1913
Roll   1  
January-May 1914
Roll   1  
June-September 1914
Roll   1  
October-December 1914
Roll   1  
1915
Roll   1  
1916-1917
Roll   1  
January-June 1918
Roll   1  
July-December 1918
Roll   1  
January-April 1919
Roll   1  
May-June 1919
Roll   1  
July-October 1919
Roll   1  
November-December 1919
Roll   1  
January 1920
Roll   1  
February 1920
Roll   1  
March 1920
Roll   1  
April 1920
Roll   1  
May 1920
Roll   2  
June 1920
Roll   2  
July 1920
Roll   2  
August-September 1920
Roll   2  
October 1920
Roll   2  
November-December 1920
Roll   2  
January 1921
Roll   2  
February-March 1921
Roll   2  
April-May 1921
Roll   2  
June-July 1921
Roll   2  
August 1921
Roll   2  
September 1921
Roll   2  
October 1921
Roll   2  
November 1921
Roll   2  
December 1-15, 1921
Roll   2  
December 16-31, 1921
Roll   2  
January 1-15, 1922
Roll   2  
January 16-30, 1922
Roll   2  
February 1-15, 1922
Roll   2  
February 16-27, 1922
Roll   2  
March 1-15, 1922
Roll   2  
March 16-31, 1922
Roll   2  
April 1922
Roll   2  
May-June 1922
Roll   2  
July-August 1922
Roll   3  
September 1922
Roll   3  
October 1922
Roll   3  
November 1922
Roll   3  
December 1-15, 1922
Roll   3  
December 16-31, 1922
Roll   3  
January 1-15, 1923
Roll   3  
January 16-31, 1923
Roll   3  
February 1-15, 1923
Roll   3  
February 16-28, 1923
Roll   3  
March 1923
Roll   3  
April 1923
Roll   3  
May-July 1923
Roll   3  
August-December 1923
Roll   3  
1924
Roll   3  
1925
Roll   3  
January-June 1926
Roll   3  
July 1926
Roll   3  
August-September 1926
Roll   3  
October-December 1926
Roll   3  
January 1-15, 1927
Roll   3  
January 16-31, 1927
Roll   4  
February-March 1927
Roll   4  
April-May 1927
Roll   4  
June 1-20, 1927
Roll   4  
June 21-30, 1927
Roll   4  
July 1-15, 1927
Roll   4  
July 16-31, 1927
Roll   4  
August-October 1927
Roll   4  
1932-1933
Roll   4  
Undated
 
Correspondence with publisher, Bobbs-Merrill Co.
Roll   4  
1908-1909
Roll   4  
1910
Roll   4  
1911-1915
Roll   4  
1919-1920
 
Miscellaneous Notes and Articles [series]
Roll   4  
Royalty statements and a contract
Roll   4  
Pen sketch, Curwood Castle
Roll   4  
Correspondence and clippings concerning bobbed hair 1926-1927
Roll   4  
Conservation, memos
Roll   4  
Conservation, miscellaneous
Roll   4  
Depositions concerning corruption of game warden John Speck in 1919, 1921, 1922
Roll   4  
Speech texts
Roll   5  
Research materials and article ideas (7 folders)
Roll   5  
Notes on Alaska (2 folders)
Roll   5  
Manuscript articles (4 folders)
Roll   6  
Printed articles (4 folders)
 
Clippings [series]
Roll   6  
Biographical
Roll   6  
Conservation undated 1922 1926 and 1927
Roll   6  
Scrapbook 1921-1927

(detailing Curwood's interest in conservation, particularly his political disputes with Governor Groesbeck and state director of conservation, John Baird)

 
Literary
Roll   6  
1909-1909 (2 volumes)
Roll   6  
Concerning The Honor of the Big Snows 1911
Roll   6  
1913, 1925
Roll   6  
Concerning The Wolf Hunters 1926
Roll   6  
Concerning The Black Hunter 1926
Roll   6  
Movie publicity
 
Manuscripts of books [series]
Roll   7  
The Alaskan 1923
Roll   7  
The Ancient Highway 1925
Roll   7  
The Black Hunter 1927
Roll   8  
The Country Beyond
Roll   8  
Short story #1: "Peter - Just Dog" (2 drafts)
Roll   8  
Short story #2:
Roll   8  
Short story #3: "Honor - and the Outlaw"
Roll   8  
Short story #7: (no title)
Roll   8  
Fragments of novel: chapters VI, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XIII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, and XXIII
Roll   8  
The Courage of Captain Plum 1908

(originally Strang)

Roll   8  
The Crippled Lady of Peribonka 1929
Roll   8  
The Flaming Forest 1921

(originally Strength of Men)

 
A Gentleman of Courage 1924
Roll   8  
Short story #1: "The Tragedy at Five Fingers"
Roll   8  
Short story #2: "Peter"
Roll   8  
Short story #3: "A Gentleman of Courage"
Roll   8  
Short story #4: "When the Gray Geese Race"
Roll   8  
Short story #5: "The Broken Man" or "Out of the Forest Shadows" two drafts)
Roll   8  
Short story #6: (untitled)
Roll   8  
Short story #7: "There Is a God!" (two drafts)
Roll   8  
Fragments of novel: chapters XIII, XIV, and XXII-end
Roll   8  
The Glory of Living

(autobiography published only in England, from which Son of the Forests,1930, was derived)

Roll   9  
The Golden Snare 1921
Roll   9  
Nomads of the North 1919
 
The Plains of Abraham 1928
Roll   9  
Curwood's notes
Roll   9  
First four chapters
Roll   9  
Entire novel
Roll   9  
The River's End 1919
Roll   10  
Swift Lightning, 1919 and 1926
Roll   10  
Short story #1: "Swift Lightning"
Roll   10  
Short story #2: "The Hungry Horde"
Roll   10  
Short story #3: "The Hunger Madness"
Roll   10  
Short story #4: "A Message to his Master"
Roll   10  
Short story #5: "The Mating of Swift Lightning"
Roll   10  
Short story #6: "Swift Lightning Runs Alone"
Roll   10  
Short story #7: "The Deluge"
Roll   10  
Short story #8: "In the Lives of Beasts"
Roll   10  
Short story #9: "The Civilizing of Swift Lightning"
Roll   10  
Draft of novel
Roll   10  
The Valley of Silent Men, 1920
 
Manuscripts of writings [series]
Roll   10  
"l'Ange of Lac Brochet"
Roll   10  
"Peggy the Pirate"
Roll   10  
"The Red Sagamore's Hidden Treasure" (handwritten)
Roll   10  
"The Rebel Quintelle" or "The Ranger of the Florida Keys", 1894 (handwritten, with addenda)
Roll   10  
"Rocky Mountain Boys" or "The Skeleton Cave" (handwritten)
Roll   10  
"Senor Valentino - a Cuban Romance" (handwritten as a young boy)
Roll   10  
"Trail of Gold"
 
Fragments of manuscripts [series]
Roll   11  
"Green Timber"
Roll   11  
"Isobel"
Roll   11  
Kazan, short story #6: "The Feud"
Roll   11  
Nomads of the North: "The Fight at Fort o'God"
Roll   11  
Miscellaneous fragments of stories, and political, autobiographical, and conservation writings
 
Movie scenarios [series]
Roll   11  
The Big Adventure
Roll   11  
Get There Conniston (originally A Nice QuietTime) (two drafts)
Roll   11  
The Lady of Rugni
Roll   11  
Little Miss Tired-of-it-All
Roll   11  
The Little Yankee or The Under-Dog or The Sea- Breed or The Admiral's Daughter (adapted from the story The Admiral's Daughter)
Roll   11  
The Man of Vengeance
Roll   11  
A Matter of Ancestry or The Governor's Wife

(two drafts)

 
Nomads of the North 1919
Roll   11  
Memo from Curwood to Messrs. Carver, Hartford, Shipman, and Gardner October 8, 1919
Roll   11  
Working synopsis written by Curwood

(two versions, two slightly different copies of each)

Roll   11  
Animal action
Roll   11  
The River's End 1919
Roll   11  
The Unforgettable Crime

(with other titles also)

 
The Yellow-Back
Roll   11  
Curwood's notes to accompany scenario
Roll   11  
Scenario
Roll   11  
Synopsis
Roll   11  
Story
Roll   11  
Copy of synopsis for David Hartford

(missing pages 45-70)

 
Stenographer's notes [series]
Roll   12  
1925-1927 (10 pads)
 
Photographs [series]
Roll   13  
Portraits
Roll   13  
Ethel Curwood
Roll   13  
Cabins, exteriors and interiors
Roll   13  
Camps
Roll   13  
Canoes and boats
Roll   13  
Catholic churches in Arctic, bishop on dogsled
Roll   13  
Farming and ranching
Roll   13  
Fishing
Roll   13  
Hunting and trapping
Roll   13  
Hunting trophies
Roll   13  
Indians
Roll   13  
Lumbering
Roll   13  
Mountains
Roll   13  
Movie stills
Roll   13  
Pack horses
Roll   13  
Saginaw River pollution
Roll   13  
Transportation, miscellaneous, including railroads and dogsleds
Roll   13  
Trip to Teddy Brown's
Roll   13  
Wildlife
Roll   13  
Miscellaneous
 
Miscellaneous printed items [series]
Roll   13  
Cutter, John C. Intermediate Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1887
Roll   13  
Harper's Fifth Reader: American Authors. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889
Roll   13  
Willson, Marcius. Outlines of History. New York: Ivison & Phinney, 1854
 
Foreign Language Editions [series]
Roll   14  
Grizli 1964
Roll   14  
Hrabar Dzentlmen 1964
Roll   14  
Kapetan Plum 1964
Roll   14  
Kazan, volcji pes 1962
Roll   14  
Kocovnici Severu 1962
Roll   14  
Kral sedych medvedu 1967
Roll   14  
Lutalice Sa Severa 1965
Roll   14  
Medvjedic Niva 1967
Roll   14  
Na Kraju Sveta 1964
Roll   14  
Nomades du Nord, Un Gentleman Courageux, La Piste du Bonheur, 1968
 
"The Curwood Collector", published and edited by Ivan Conger, Owosso, Michigan [series]
Roll   14  
Volume I, no. 1 1972
Roll   14  
Volume I, no. 2 1972
Roll   14  
Volume I, no. 3 1972
Roll   14  
Volume II, no. 4 1973
Roll   14  
Volume II, no. 1 1973
Roll   14  
Volume II. no. 2 1973
Roll   14  
Volume II, no. 3 1974
Roll   14  
Volume II, no. 4 1973
Roll   14  
Volume III, no. 1 1975
Roll   14  
Volume III, no. 2 1975
Roll   14  
Volume III, no. 3 1976
Roll   14  
Volume III, no. 4 1977
Roll   14  
Volume IV, no.1 and 2 May 1978
Roll   14  
Volume IV, no. 3 and 4 May 1979
Roll   14  
Volume IV, no. 1 March 1980
Roll   14  
Volume V, no. 2 April 1980
Roll   14  
Volume V, no. 3 and 4 February 1982
 
Paper Originals [subgrp]
 
Correspondence and other papers [series]
Box   1  
1897-1906
Box   1  
1907
Box   1  
1908
Box   1  
1909
Box   1  
January-June 1910
Box   1  
July-December 1910
Box   1  
1911
Box   1  
1912
Box   1  
January-June 1913
Box   1  
July-December 1913
Box   1  
January-May 1914
Box   1  
June-September 1914
Box   1  
October-December 1914
Box   1  
1915
Box   1  
1916-1917
Box   1  
January-June 1918
Box   1  
July-December 1918
Box   1  
January-April 1919
Box   1  
May-June 1919
Box   1  
July-October 1919
Box   1  
November-December 1919
Box   1  
January 1920
Box   1  
February 1920
Box   1  
March 1920
Box   1  
April 1920
Box   1  
May 1920
Box   1  
June 1920
Box   1  
July 1920
Box   1  
August-September 1920
Box   1  
October 1920
Box   1  
November-December 1920
Box   1  
January 1921
Box   1  
February-March 1921
Box   1  
April-May 1921
Box   1  
June-July 1921
Box   1  
August 1921
Box   1  
September 1921
Box   1  
October 1921
Box   1  
November 1921
Box   1  
December 1-15, 1921
Box   1  
December 16-31, 1921
Box   1  
January 1-15, 1922
Box   1  
January 16-30, 1922
Box   1  
February 1-15, 1922
Box   1  
February 16-27, 1922
Box   1  
March 1-15, 1922
Box   1  
March 16-31, 1922
Box   1  
April 1922
Box   1  
May-June 1922
Box   1  
July-August 1922
Box   1  
September 1922
Box   1  
October 1922
Box   2  
November 1922
Box   2  
December 1-15, 1922
Box   2  
December 16-31, 1922
Box   2  
January 1-15, 1923
Box   2  
January 16-31, 1923
Box   2  
February 1-15, 1923
Box   2  
February 16-28, 1923
Box   2  
March 1923
Box   2  
April 1923
Box   2  
May-July 1923
Box   2  
August-December 1923
Box   2  
1924
Box   2  
1925
Box   2  
January-June 1926
Box   2  
July 1926
Box   2  
August-September 1926
Box   2  
October-December 1926
Box   2  
January 1-15, 1927
Box   2  
January 16-31, 1927
Box   2  
February-March 1927
Box   2  
April-May 1927
Box   2  
June 1-20, 1927
Box   2  
June 21-30, 1927
Box   2  
July 1-15, 1927
Box   2  
July 16-31, 1927
Box   2  
August-October 1927
Box   2  
1932-1933
Box   2  
Undated
 
Correspondence with publisher, Bobbs-Merrill Co.
Box   2  
1908-1909
Box   2  
1910
Box   2  
1911-1915
Box   2  
1919-1920
Box   2  
Correspondence with Garrett Reitberg, Grand Rapids baseball player 1924-1925

(from donor no. 4082

 
Miscellaneous Notes and Articles [series]
Box   2  
Royalty statements and a contract
Box   3  
Pen sketch, Curwood Castle
Box   3  
Correspondence and clippings concerning bobbed hair 1926-1927
Box   3  
Conservation, memos
Box   3  
Conservation, miscellaneous
Box   3  
Depositions of 1921 and 1922 concerning corruption of game warden John Speck in 1919
Box   3  
Speech texts
Box   3  
Research materials and article ideas (7 folders)
Box   3  
Notes on Alaska (2 folders)
Box   3  
Manuscript articles (4 folders)
Box   3  
Printed articles (4 folders)
 
Clippings [series]
Box   3  
Biographical
Box   3  
Conservation undated 1922 1926 and 1927
 
Literary
Box   3  
1909-1909 (2 volumes)
Box   3  
Concerning The Honor of the Big Snows 1911
Box   3  
1913, 1925
Box   3  
Concerning The Wolf Hunters 1926
Box   3  
Concerning The Black Hunter 1926
Box   3  
Movie publicity
Oversize Volume   AC  
Scrapbook 1921-1927

(detailing Curwood's interest in conservation, particularly his political disputes with Governor Groesbeck and state director of conservation, John Baird)

 
Manuscripts of books [series]
Box   4  
The Alaskan 1923
Box   4  
The Ancient Highway 1925
Box   4  
The Black Hunter 1927
 
The Country Beyond
Box   4  
Short story #1: "Peter - Just Dog" (2 drafts)
Box   4  
Short story #2: (last page only)
Box   4  
Short story #3: "Honor - and the Outlaw"
Box   4  
Short story #7: (no title)
Box   4  
Fragments of novel: chapters VI, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XIII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, and XXIII
Box   4  
The Courage of Captain Plum 1908

(originally Strang)

Box   4  
The Crippled Lady of Peribonka 1929
Box   4  
The Flaming Forest 1921

(originally Strength of Men)

 
A Gentleman of Courage 1924
Box   4  
Short story #1: "The Tragedy at Five Fingers"
Box   4  
Short story #2: "Peter"
Box   4  
Short story #3: "A Gentleman of Courage"
Box   4  
Short story #4: "When the Gray Geese Race"
Box   4  
Short story #5: "The Broken Man" or "Out of the Forest Shadows" two drafts)
Box   4  
Short story #6: (untitled)
Box   4  
Short story #7: "There Is a God!" (two drafts)
Box   4  
Fragments of novel: chapters XIII, XIV, and XXII-end
Box   4  
The Glory of Living

(autobiography published only in England, from which Son of the Forests, 1930, was derived)

Box   4  
The Golden Snare 1921
Box   4  
Nomads of the North 1919
Box   5  
The Plains of Abraham 1928
Box   5  
Curwood's notes
Box   5  
First four chapters
Box   5  
Entire novel
Box   5  
The River's End 1919
 
Swift Lightning, 1919 and 1926
Box   5  
Short story #1: "Swift Lightning"
Box   5  
Short story #2: "The Hungry Horde"
Box   5  
Short story #3: "The Hunger Madness"
Box   5  
Short story #4: "A Message to his Master"
Box   5  
Short story #5: "The Mating of Swift Lightning"
Box   5  
Short story #6: "Swift Lightning Runs Alone"
Box   5  
Short story #7: "The Deluge"
Box   5  
Short story #8: "In the Lives of Beasts"
Box   5  
Short story #9: "The Civilizing of Swift
Box   5  
Lightning"
Box   5  
Draft of novel
Box   5  
The Valley of Silent Men 1920
 
Manuscripts of writings [series]
Box   5  
"l'Ange of Lac Brochet"
Box   5  
"Peggy the Pirate"
Box   5  
"The Red Sagamore's Hidden Treasure" (handwritten)
Box   5  
"The Rebel Quintelle" or "The Ranger of the Florida Keys", 1894 (handwritten, with addenda)
Box   5  
"Rocky Mountain Boys" or "The Skeleton Cave"(handwritten)
Box   5  
"Senor Valentino - a Cuban Romance" (handwritten as a young boy)
Box   5  
"Trail of Gold"
 
Fragments of manuscripts [series]
Box   5  
"Green Timber"
Box   5  
"Isobel"
Box   5  
Kazan, short story #6: "The Feud"
Box   5  
Nomads of the North: "The Fight at Fort o'God"
Box   5  
Miscellaneous fragments of stories, and political, autobiographical, and conservation writings
 
Movie scenarios [series]
Box   5  
The Big Adventure
Box   5  
Get There Conniston (originally A Nice QuietTime) (2 drafts)
Box   5  
The Lady of Rugni
Box   5  
Little Miss Tired-of-it-Al
Box   5  
The Little Yankee or The Under-Dog or The Sea- Breed or The Admiral's Daughter (adapted from the story The Admiral's Daughter)
Box   5  
The Man of Vengeance
Box   5  
A Matter of Ancestry or The Governor's Wife (2 drafts)
 
Nomads of the North 1919
Box   5  
Memo from Curwood to Messrs. Carver, Hartford, Shipman, and Gardner October 8, 1919
Box   5  
Working synopsis written by Curwood

(two versions, two slightly different copies of each)

Box   5  
Animal action
Box   5  
The River's End 1919
Box   5  
The Unforgettable Crime

(with other titles also)

 
The Yellow-Back
Box   5  
Curwood's notes to accompany scenario
Box   5  
Scenario
Box   5  
Synopsis
Box   5  
Story
Box   5  
Copy of synopsis for David Hartford

(missing pages 45-70)

 
Stenographer's notes [series]
Box   6  
1925-1927 (10 pads)
 
Photographs [series]
Box   6  
Box   6  
Ethel Curwood
Box   6  
Cabins, exteriors and interiors [view sample images]
Box   6  
Box   6  
Canoes and boats
Box   6  
Catholic churches in Arctic, bishop on dogsled
Box   6  
Farming and ranching
Box   6  
Box   6  
Hunting and trapping [view sample images]
Box   6  
Hunting trophies
Box   6  
Indians
Box   6  
Lumbering
Box   6  
Mountains
Box   6  
Movie stills
Box   6  
Pack horses
Box   6  
Saginaw River pollution
Box   6  
Transportation, miscellaneous, including railroads and dogsleds
Box   6  
Trip to Teddy Brown's
Box   6  
Wildlife
Box   6  
Miscellaneous
 
Film [series]
Box   6  
God's Country and the Law

(excerpts) [nitrate original discarded in 1987. VHS and U-Matic videotape copies available].

 
Miscellaneous printed items [series]
Box   6  
Cutter, John C. Intermediate Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1887
Box   6  
Harper's Fifth Reader: American Authors. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889
Box   6  
Willson, Marcius. Outlines of History. New York: Ivison & Phinney, 1854
 
Printed Works [series]
Box   7  
The Alaskan. New York: Cosmopolitan, 1923.
Box   7  
The Ancient Highway. New York: Cosmopolitan, 1925.
Box   7  
Back to God's Country. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1920.
Box   7  
Baree, Son of Kazan. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1917.
Box   7  
The Black Hunter. New York: Cosmopolitan, 1926.
Box   7  
The Country Beyond. New York: Cosmopolitan, 1922.
Box   7  
The Courage of Captain Plum. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1912.
Box   7  
The Courage of Marge O'Doone. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1918.
Box   7  
The Crippled Lady of Peribonka. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1929.
Box   7  
The Danger Trail. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1910.
Box   7  
Falkner of the Inland Seas. New York: Books, Inc., 1944.
Box   7  
The Flaming Forest. New York: Cosmopolitan, 1921.
Box   7  
Flower of the North. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912.
Box   7  
A Gentleman of Courage. New York: Cosmopolitan, 1924.
Box   7  
[The Glory of Living. New York: Aeonian Press, 1983.

(Catalogued in DB2 C982 A13 (Reprint of edition of Curwood's autobiography, which may have been published before his death; book from which Son of the Forests, the American version, was derived.)].)

Box   7  
God's Country - and the Woman. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1915.
Box   7  
God's Country. New York: Cosmopolitan, 1921.
Box   7  
The Gold Hunters. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1909.
Box   7  
The Golden Snare. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1921.
Box   7  
[The Great Lakes. New York: Putnam's, 1909.

(Catalogued in EA 80 C982 G786])

Box   7  
Green Timber. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930.
Box   7  
The Grizzly King. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1923.
Box   7  
The Honor of the Big Snows. New York: Triangle Books, 1911.
Box   8  
The Hunted Woman. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1916.
Box   8  
Isobel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1913.
Box   8  
Kazan. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1914.
Box   8  
Kazan excerpt in My Story That I Like Best, Edna Ferber et. al. New York: International Magazine Co., 1925.
Box   8  
Nomads of the North. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1919.
Box   8  
Philip Steele of the Royal Mounted Police. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1911.
Box   8  
The Plains of Abraham. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1928.
Box   8  
The River's End. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1919.
Box   8  
[Son of the Forests. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. Catalogued in DB2 C982 A12

(Derived, for publication in the United States, from The Glory of Living, which had only been published in England)].

Box   8  
Swift Lightning. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1926. Two copies.
Box   8  
The Valley of Silent Men. New York: Cosmopolitan, 1920.
Box   8  
The Wolf Hunters. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1908.
 
Foreign Language Editions [series]
Box   8  
Grizli, 1964
Box   8  
Hrabar Dzentlmen, 1964
Box   8  
Kapetan Plum 1964.
Box   8  
Kazan, volcji pes, 1962
Box   8  
Kocovnici Severu 1962
Box   8  
Kral sedych medvedu 1967
Box   8  
Lutalice Sa Severa 1965
Box   8  
Medvjedic Niva 1967
Box   8  
Na Kraju Sveta 1964
Box   8  
Nomades du Nord, Un Gentleman Courageux, La Piste du Bonheur, 1968
 
Ivan Conger Accession, 1994 [series]
Box   9  
Volume I 1/1/1901-12/1/1920 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Volume II 12/1/1920-12/31/1921 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Volume III 1/1/1922-12/31/1923 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Volume IV 1/1/1921-12/31/1924 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Volume V 1920s
Additional Descriptive Data
Partial Index to Correspondents
Babbitt, Rube S.
  • July 7, 1922; December 21, 1926; January 8, January 20, March 19, 1927.
Baird, John, 1860-
  • December 8, 1920; January 5, April 4, November 25, December 20, December 24, 1921; June 13, 1922; January 11, January 16, January 18, 1926.
Brown, Curtis
  • February 9, March 5, April 14, May 19, June 2, July 1, 1914; February 2, February 16, March 9, March 22, 1915; March 2, June 28, 1921.
Dilg, Will H.
  • September 16, September 26, September 30, October 3, October 28, December 15, December 20, December 23, December 27, December 30, 1922; January 2, January 6, January 25, February 13, April 9, October 24, 1923; February 26, April 5, 1924; June 19, June 29, July 10, July 17, August 30, September 7, November 20, 1926.
Doubleday, Russell, 1872-1949
  • January 5, January 12, February 16, August 2, August 30, December 17, 1918.
Essanay Film Manufacturing Co.
  • September 16, October 7, August 1, September 18, 1912; February 18, April 4, May 2, October 24, November 6, 1913; October 23, October 29, 1920.
Fletcher, Richard H.
  • September 1, September 5, September 6, September 7, September 8, September 9, September 20, October 4, 1922.
Glaspie, Andrew Bird, 1876-
  • January 3, 1922; March 14, 1923; December 14, December 18, December 26, 1926.
Green, Fred Warren, 1872-1936
  • April 15, April 25, April 26, 1922; September 20, September 25, September 29, November 13, December 21, December 31, 1926; January 4, January 22, January 25, January 27, February 23, March 2, March 18, June 30, 1927.
Hartford, David M.
  • November 1919-August 1921, throughout; October 4, October 10, December 22, 1921.
Hubbs, Carl Leavitt, 1894-
  • December 12, December 23, 1921.
Kinsey, Harold C.
  • January 1919-October 1921, throughout.
Long, Ray, 1878-1935
  • January 1919-May 1921, throughout; July 15, July 22, September 8, September 15, October 7, 1921.
Lovejoy, Parish Storrs
  • December 14, December 15, 1921; January 28, February 4, March 20, August 22, September 23, September 30, October 24, October 30, November 13, 1922; December 23, 1926.
Marston, Thomas Frank, 1869-
  • July 15, July 18, 1921.
Mayer, Louis Burt, 1885-1957
  • January 15, 1920.
Michigan State Park Commission
  • May 19, 1920; September 23, 1921.
Montrose, Joseph
  • May 1920-July 1921, throughout.
Mott, Charles Stewart, 1875-1973
  • December 14, December 27, 1922; January 26, February 19, February 23, 1923.
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946.
  • February 2, 1923.
Roth, Filibert, 1858-1925
  • October 1, October 3, December 8, December 13, December 14, December 27, December 29, December 31, 1921; January 2, November 1, 1922; February 14, 1923.
Stoll, Albert, 1884-
  • September 12, September 15, September 25, September 27, December 1, 1921; Undated, February 16, February 25, April 10, April 20, 1922; January 10, April 10, April 14, April 16, July 18, 1923.
Titus, Harold, 1888-1967
  • January 25, January 27, June 6, June 30, July 14, July 19, 1927.
Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick, 1884-1951
  • December 22, December 23, 1921; January 26, 1922.
Voght, Edward C.
  • March 16, May 8, May 10, July 7, July 10, July 26, September 13, October 4, December 23, December 27, 1922.
Wallace, Henry Cantwell. 1866-1924
  • February 13, February 26, March 7, March 31, April 28, May 2, May 4, 1923.
Watson, Russell
  • January 3, November 7, November 10, December 10, December 14, 1922; January 1, February 12, February 14, 1923.
Young, Leigh Jarvis, 1883-1960
  • Undated, February 21, March 19, May 17, May 21, May 25, June 3, July 8, July 15, August 9, 1927.
Zeigen, Frederic H., 1874-
  • November 18, 1918; April 5, 1920.
Partial Index Correspondence by Subjects
Deer Herd Management
  • November 27, December 14, 1921; June-July 1927, throughout.
Forest Fire Protection
  • July 18, October 14, November 1, December 14, 1921; February 2, February 3, February 4, 1922; February 1, 1927.
Sport Fishing Issues
  • January 9, November 6, 1922; January 25, 1923; Undated, January 18, January 21, June 24, June 25, June 27, June 30, July 2, July 7, July 16, July 18, August 6, 1927.
Water Pollution
  • August 9, 1918; December 8, 1920; February 11, April 18, December 3, December 12, December 23, 1921; February 10, July 3, July 18, August 6, October 18, November 9, 1923.