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Special Collections: Guide to the Lew Dietz Papers

Introduction and Summary Information

Collection title: Lew Dietz Papers
Collection number: MS 134
Dates of collection: 1950-1976
Size of collection: 1 box
Restrictions on access and use: Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage building. One week's notice required for retrieval


Lew Dietz, an author and editor, was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from New York University. He was a resident of Rockport, Maine. Most of his work is about Maine, and is for both adults and juveniles.

Lew Dietz died in 1997.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts with corrections of Dietz's books, The Allagash (1968), The Running Man, A Touch of the Wilderness (1970), and The Year of the Big Cat (1970), together with the printer's proofs for A Touch of Wilderness and articles for Ford Motor Company's Ford Times

Contents of Boxes

Box 325

f1 The Allagash. 346p. Manuscript copy, typed. with notes, corrections, etc.

f2 The Maine Woods by Mail. Article in Ford Times, Jan. 1971, p.36-40.

f3 Old muddy's last outpost. Article in Ford Times, April 1972, p. 15-20.

f4 The Running Man. [1960' s?] 223 p. Typescript. Publ. by Avon.

f5 Touch of wildness. 275p. Typescript with proof readers notations.

f6 Touch of wildness. Printers proof. Two (2) copies.

f7 The Year of the Big Cat. 1st Edition. Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1970. 171 p. Typescript copy-edited. Number 6949 on page 1. FM-4 copy.

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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