James A. Michener Papers and Special Collections
The James A. Michener collection was created in 1978 when Michener donated thirty-seven linear feet of his papers to the University of Northern Colorado. The papers were primarily related to his novel Centennial, published in 1974. Shortly before his death in 1997, James Michener designated the University of Northern Colorado the home of the bulk of his writing and publishing legacy.
The Michener collection now consists of nearly 900 linear feet of materials including research notes, manuscripts, galley proofs and correspondence, as well as field notebooks, maps, photographs and slides he collected while writing his novels.
The best place to begin your research on James A. Michener is at our research guide.
Descriptive information about many of the materials in the physical collection can be found in ArchivesSpace.
James A. Michener Papers and Records, Archives & Special Collections @ Digital UNC
Includes many documents and images from the Michener Collection
James A. Michener Society
The James A. Michener Society, a group with an interest in Michener's life and work, was formed in 1998.
Archives & Special Collections is located on the lower level of Michener Library.
James A. Michener Library
Campus Box 48
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639-0091
Hours: Closed due to UNC's COVID-19 campus closure. Available via phone and email.
(Normal hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm or by appointment)
Please note that the Archives will not be open on holidays when the university is closed.