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Scope and Contents The Richard Layman Collection of Dashiell Hammett contains the research materials used by Hammett researcher, Richard Layman in his years of study of the writer, Dashiell Hammett. It also contains material from the various books about Hammett that he either assisted with or wrote. Additional notes and description occur at the beginning of each series.
Dates: 1931 - 2015
Scope and Contents The Richard Layman collection of John Dos Passos contains both primary and secondary materials gathered or produced by Richard Layman in his extensive study of the artist and author Dos Passos. John Dos Passos, born in Chicago in 1896, was an influential writer in the first half of the 20th century. After his graduation from Harvard in 1916, he served as a volunteer ambulance driver in France and Italy during WWI, eventually joining the United States Army Medical Corps. He would later travel...