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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Jay Feldman Papers
    Creator: Feldman, Jay, 1943-
    Identifier/Call Number: D-587
    Physical Description: 13 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): circa 1980-2010
    Abstract: Research materials for author Jay Feldman's books Manufacturing Hysteria and When the Mississippi Ran Backwards. The collection also includes audio tapes of oral histories of Japanese Americans.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.


    Jay Feldman is the author of When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes (2005), Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream (2006), Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America (2011), and Hitting: An Official Major League Baseball Book (1991).

    Scope and Contents

    Research materials for Feldman's books Manufacturing Hysteriaand When the Mississippi Ran Backwards. The collection also includes audio tapes of oral histories of Japanese Americans.


    This collection has not been processed. It may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.
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    Processing Information

    Collection is unprocessed.


    Gift of Jay Feldman, 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jay Feldman Papers, D-587, Department of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Civil Rights -- United States -- History
    Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century
    New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812
    Japanese Americans -- Interviews
    Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    Feldman, Jay, 1943- -- Archives