Papers of L. W. "Mike" Michaelson
Scope and Contents
The Papers of L. W. "Mike" Michaelson consists of documents dated 1933 to 1991, with the bulk falling from 1959 to 1976. Materials include manuscript drafts, copies of publications featuring Michaelson's writings, and some personal correspondence and biographical information.
- Majority of material found within 1959-1976
- Michaelson, L. W. (Person)
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, the collection is stored off-site, so advance notice is required.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
L. W. "Mike" Michaelson was an assistant professor of English at Colorado State University (CSU) and a prolific author of short stories, poems, and essays.
Louis W. "Mike" Michaelson was born on March 27, 1917, in Denver, Colorado. From 1942-1946 he served as a wire reporter for the I.N.S., the United Press, and the Associated Press. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Denver in 1954, his M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1956, and his Ph.D. from the University of Denver in 1969. He was an instructor of English at the University of Idaho from 1956-1958. He joined the staff of the English Department at Colorado State University in 1958, and was granted tenure and the rank of assistant professor in 1964. He and his first wife Margo had one daughter, Marcia. He married Anne White in 1966.
During his career, Michaelson focused on writing short stories and poetry. His first story, "Bunny Rabbit Can Go to Hell," was published in Esquire in April 1938. During his career, Michaelson published over 300 short stories, essays, poems, and critical articles. One of his most popular works was the compilation of short stories, On My Being Dead and Other Stories, published in 1983. L. W. Michaelson died on March 12, 1985, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
7.5 linear feet (5 record cartons)
Language of Materials
L. W. "Mike" Michaelson was an assistant professor of English at Colorado State University (CSU) and a prolific author of short stories, poems, and essays. The collection contains manuscripts, copies of publications which feature Michaelson's writings, and personal correspondence and biographical information.
The collection consists of 3 series in 5 record cartons:
Series 1: Manuscripts, 1966-1984 and undated
Series 2: Publications, 1953-1985 and undated
Series 3: Correspondence and personal papers, 1933-1991 and undated
The Papers of L. W. "Mike" Michaelson was donated to the Auraria Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Colorado Denver, in 1987 by Anne Michaelson. The Auraria Library transferred the papers to Colorado State University's University Archive in October 2013.
Processing was originally conducted in 1987 and 1988 by staff of the Auraria Library. Most of the materials were placed in acid-free folders. Colorado State University staff completed processing in September 2015. Unfoldered materials were placed in acid-free folders and the collection was housed in archival boxes.
- Guide to the Papers of L. W. "Mike" Michaelson
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Jessy Morris and Karen Spilman
- Copyright 2015
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- Finding aid written in English.
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Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA