Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The McCutcheon / Dodd, Mead mss., 1903-1944, consist of contracts and correspondence between author George Barr McCutcheon, 1866-1928, and his publisher Dodd, Mead & Company. The main correspondents are McCutcheon and Edward Howard Dodd, 1869-1965, or Frank Courtenay Dodd, 1875-1968. Correspondence after 1928 is with Marie Van Antwerp Fay McCutcheon (Mrs. George Barr McCutcheon) or her son, William P. Fay.

Other materials include signed contracts for every title but two that Dodd, Mead published, assignments of copyright for several of the titles, and some correspondence re: film rights, serial rights, and foreign publication.

The collection is not indexed. The first folder contains correspondence and contracts relating to more than one title or to miscellaneous topics. The other files are arranged alphabetically by title of publication and include correspondence about the specific title as well as contracts and copyright assignments when present. There is a folder inventory in the Vertical File.

Collection size: 224 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.