The John Jakes Papers, 1973-2001

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1993 Jakes exhibit catalog
1993 exhibit catalog
The collection of John Jakes’s papers in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department at the University of South Carolina spans the years 1973-2001 with the bulk of the papers being dated between 1993 and 2001.


Homeland. New
York: Doubleday,

An extensive exhibition of Jakes's work was mounted by Barbara Brannon and Vanessa Farr in December 1993 to mark Mr. Jakes's initial donation of these papers.

The collection consists of notes and correspondence relating to the American Bicentennial Series (Kent Family Chronicles), California Gold,Homeland, and On Secret Service, typescripts of the first and second or third drafts of the screenplay of Heaven and Hell, the audio abridgement of Homeland, typescript for the short storyMercy at Gettysburg, and multiple typescripts for the novelsHomelandAmerican Dreams, and On Secret Service.

John Jakes
John Jakes with the Thomas Cooper

In addition, there is a small amount of general correspondence from John Jakes with associates of the Library relating to the collection.

The Rebels
The Rebels. New
York: Doubleday,

For more information about Jakes, visit the John Jakes website at

All but the most recent items in the collection are available for study and consultation.  The Jakes papers remain in copyright, and intending researchers should consult with the Associate University Librarian before commencing projects aimed at publication.


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