Jeff Adams collection of Don Marquis
- 1980 - 2000
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From 1902 to 1907 Marquis served on the editorial board of the Atlanta Journal where he wrote many editorials during the heated gubernatorial election between his publisher Hoke Smith and future Pulitzer Prize winner, Clark Howell (Smith was the victor).
In 1912 he began work for the New York Evening Sun, and edited for the next eleven years a daily column, "The Sun Dial". In 1922 he left The Evening Sun (shortened to The Sun in 1920) for the New York Tribune (renamed the New York Herald Tribune in 1924), where his daily column, "The Tower" (later "The Lantern") was a great success. He regularly contributed columns and short stories to the Saturday Evening Post, Collier's and American magazines and also appeared in Harper's, Scribner's, Golden Book, and Cosmopolitan.
Marquis was the author of about 35 books. He co-wrote (or contributed posthumously to) the films The Sports Pages, Shinbone Alley, The Good Old Soak and Skippy. The 1926 film The Cruise of the Jasper B was supposedly based on his 1916 novel of the same name, although the plots have little in common.
Sources: "Don Marquis." Amazon. retrieved 3/16/2023 https://www.amazon.com/Archyology-II-Final-Tales-Mehitabel/dp/0874518539 "Don Marquis" Wikipedia. retrieved 3/16/2023 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Marquis
1 Cubic Feet (3 document boxes) : collection designated to be housed in Ivy Stacks.
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- Jeff Adams collection of Don Marquis
- Ellen Welch and A. Morgan
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