Millar, Kenneth, 1915-1983

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Kenneth Millar, who wrote under the pseudonym Ross Macdonald, was the best-selling author of twelve classic novels of detective fiction featuring the main character Lew Archer. His extensive writings include reviews, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and essays. Millar died in 1983.

From the guide to the Kenneth Millar papers, 1939-1979, (University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.)

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creatorOf Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ledger : [proofs, 1972?]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VI., Editorial Department Files, 1915-1984 (bulk 1948-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983. Letter : 4420 Via Esperanza, Santa Barbara, Calif., to Donald Davie, 989 Cottrell Way, Stanford, Calif., 1968 Oct. 28. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn David Hare Papers TXRC95-A129., 1968-93 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Boys, Richard Charles, 1912-. Correspondence, 1949-1954. University of Michigan
referencedIn Matthew J. Bruccoli research materials on Kenneth Millar, 1940-1980 University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
referencedIn Mysterious Press. Mysterious Press collection, ca. 1976-1992 Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Henry Clay Branson, Salisbury plain, typescript and correspondence, ca. 1962-1965 University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
creatorOf Byrnes, Jim. Archer : the Arsonist : script, 1975 / written by Jim Byrnes ; character created by Ross MacDonald. Indiana University
creatorOf Byrnes, Jim. Archer. The Arsonist / written by Jim Byrnes ; character created by Ross Macdonald. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Goldman, William, 1931-. Harper / William Goldman. De Anza College
creatorOf Kenneth Millar papers, 1939-1979 University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
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associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Boys, Richard Charles, 1912- person
associatedWith Branson, H. C. (Henry Clay). Salisbury plain person
associatedWith Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph, 1931- person
associatedWith Byrnes, Jim. person
associatedWith Davie, Donald. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. person
associatedWith Goldman, William, 1931- person
associatedWith Hare, David, 1947- person
associatedWith Mysterious Press. corporateBody
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American fiction--20th century--Archival resources
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Birth 1915-12-13

Death 1983-07-11

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English

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