Clifford Orr papers, 1918-1949 Rauner Manuscript MS-532

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Title:

Clifford Orr papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-532

Collection Dates:

1918-1949

Size of Collection:

.5 linear ft., 1 Box

Abstract:

Clifford B. Orr (1899-1951) writer and journalist. Dartmouth College class of 1922. Author of “The Dartmouth Murders.” Contains correspondence, letters, telegrams, hand-drawn diagrams, newspaper clippings, and the original manuscript of “The Dartmouth Murders.”

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Unrestricted.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Clifford Orr contain correspondence to his parents from Dartmouth, correspondence with library personnel, drawings and clippings, and a manuscript. The papers document Orr’s time at Dartmouth, his activities on campus, his original writing of his novel, and later correspondence with the library concerning the acquisition of his papers.

Biography

Clifford B. Orr (1899-1951), writer and journalist. Dartmouth College class of 1922. Author of "The Dartmouth Murders."

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: 1, Correspondence, 1918-1949

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Contains correspondence between Clifford Orr and his parents while Orr was an undergraduate at Dartmouth; includes letters, telegrams, hand-drawn diagrams, and newspaper clippings.

Box: 1, 1918-1949

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence with parents; 9/18/1918 - 12/31/1918, 1918
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence with parents; 1/1/1919 - 6/30/1919, 1919
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence with parents; 7/1/1919 - 12/31/1919, 1919
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence with parents; 1/1/1920 - 6/30/1920, 1920
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence with parents; 7/1/1920 - 12/31/1920, 1920
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence with parents; 1/1/1921 - 6/30/1921, 1921
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence with parents; 7/1/1921 - 12/31/1921, 1921
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence with parents; 1/1/1922 - 6/30/1922, 1922
  • Folder: 9, Acquisition correspondence, 1947-1949

Series: 2, Manuscript "The Dartmouth Murders", 1928-1941

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Contains correspondence concerning the library’s acquisition of "The Dartmouth Murders" manuscript and all twenty chapters of the original typed manuscript.

Box: 1, 1918-1949

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 10, Correspondence related to MS donation
  • Folder: 11, Chapters 1 and 2, 1938-1941
  • Folder: 12, Chapters 3 and 4, 1928
  • Folder: 13, Chapters 5 and 6, 1928
  • Folder: 14, Chapters 7 and 8, 1928
  • Folder: 15, Chapters 9 and 10, 1928
  • Folder: 16, Chapters 11 and 12, 1928
  • Folder: 17, Chapters 13 and 14, 1928
  • Folder: 18, Chapters 15 and 16, 1928
  • Folder: 19, Chapters 17 and 18, 1928
  • Folder: 20, Chapters 19 and 20, 1928

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