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Henry Fairlie papers

Identifier: COU:4388


The Henry Fairlie Papers document Fairlie's literary career during the period 1971-1990, but the bulk of the material dates from 1980-84. The majority of the collection consists of materials for Fairlie's published and unpublished works.


  • Creation: 1932 - 1990

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Access Restrictions

Box 20 ("Personal") is sealed. For information on accessing the materials in Box 20, please contact the Special Collections Department. The rest of the Henry Fairlie Papers are open to the public.

Copyright Information

Limited duplication is allowed for research purposes. The Henry Fairlie papers are the physical property of the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Literary copyright to Fairlie's unpublished works belongs to his daughter. For further information contact the Special Collections Department. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


9.5 linear feet


As far as possible the original order was retained or noted with descriptors, which are indicated as needed in the following contents list. Boxes I-VI contain drafts of books. Boxes VII-XIII contain notebooks and notes for his work. The remaining boxes contain publications, articles, clippings, correspondence and personal material. Box XVI holds the original art by Vint Lawrence for Fairlie's book The Seven Deadly Sins Today.


The Fairlie family donated the papers in three installments, November 1993, June 1994, and September 2002.

Related Material

Fairlie gave plenary addresses at the Conference on World Affairs in 1969 and several times in the 1970s. Audiotapes of these addresses are stored in the Archives Department (Norlin Library).

Processing Information

Processed by Molly Tindle, April 2000 and revised by Elizabeth Novosel, June 2005

Guide to the Henry Fairlie Papers (MS 296), 1932-1990
Molly Tindle
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Description is in eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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