Title: John Dos Passos letter
Call Number: Coll154
Creator: Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
Dates: 1965
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Collection consists of a single type-written letter from John Dos Passos to Mr. Seidl of the Continental Casualty Company regarding payment for his life insurance policy. The letter is dated January 15, 1965. Dos Passos' signature is in pen, along with hand-written edits to the address at the top of the page.
Citation: John Dos Passos letter, Collection 154, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist who spent the later years of his life in Baltimore, MD. His most famous works are "Manhattan Transfer" and the "USA Trilogy." He was well-traveled, and spent time in Europe learning about classical art, architecture, and literature. Dos Passos was also known as a social revolutionary; he studied socialism and briefly followed the Communist movement until the Spanish Civil War changed his views.

Scope & Content


Single item.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Accession information is unknown.

Processing Note

Upon arrival this letter was housed in an acid free folder in a box with 4 other manuscripts. Previously assigned Ms. Coll #4.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

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Finding Aids

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll154.php

Access Conditions

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Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970


Life insurance policies

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