James A. Michener Papers and Special Collections

Documents and images from the James A. Michener Collection, one of the University Libraries Archival Services special collections.


College High School Buying Survey
College High School Buying Survey
This collection consists of a copy of The Buying Survey, prepared by students at College High School under the supervision of James Michener.
Mari Michener scrapbook
Mari Michener scrapbook
Photo scrapbook assembled by Mari Yoriko Sabusawa Michener (1920-1994), third wife of James A. Michener. The photographs in this album were taken during the 1920s and 1930s, with the bulk probably dating from 1927-1937/1938. During this time period the Sabusawa family lived in California.
Robert Vavra Collection
Robert Vavra Collection
This collection primarily consists of correspondence between photographer Robert Vavra and James Michener; candid photographs of Michener, his wife, and friends taken by Vavra; and photographs of images used in the book Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections.
Tessa Dalton Collection
Tessa Dalton Collection
Photographs taken by Tessa Dalton, James Michener's official photographer, while he was conducting research for his novel "Centennial" in various locations in the American Southwest.

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