PCL MS 017 John M. Patterson Collection
|Title||PCL MS 017 John M. Patterson Collection|
John M. Patterson was an author of the mystery genre. Literary manuscripts and correspondence form the core of the collection.
In 1969, Patterson transferred his manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright 1aws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.
John McCready Patterson was born on December 18, 1913, in Richmond, Virginia. On February 3, 1945, he married Hope Cooper Wood. He received both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Virginia. He died on April 24, 1983, in Washington, D.C.
Patterson was a newspaper reporter in Richmond, Virginia, and New York City before moving to Washington, D.C. in the early 1940's. He worked for the Office of War Information, Justice Department, and State Department. From 1952-1954 he was attaché at the United States Embassy in London. He retired from the Office of Emergency Planning in 1964. He was executive vice president and president for Radio Free Europe Fund from 1958-1964. Patterson was a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Metropolitan and National Press Clubs and founder of the International C1ub. Patterson wrote one book, Doubly Dead.
|Scope and Content|
The John M. Patterson Collection houses the literary manuscripts for his book Doubly Dead. Included are related materials such as publishing correspondence, foundry proofs, galley sheets, book jacket, and Doubleday and Co. invoice and catalog. Researchers interested in the mystery genre will find this collection of research value.