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John V. A. Weaver Papers

Identifier: R0127-WEAVER

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes the transcripts of manuscripts, plays, and poetry written by John Van Alstyn Weaver, a novelist, poet, and screenwriter, between 1920 and 1932.


  • 1920-1932


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

John Van Alstyn Weaver (July 17, 1893 – June 14, 1938) was a a novelist, poet, and screenwriter. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 17, 1893. He graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1914. By 1916, he was the assistant book editor of The Chicago Daily News. He served as a lieutenant in the army during World War I. By 1920, Weaver was the literary editor of the The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a position he kept until 1924, when he married Peggy Wood and decided to make writing his full time pursuit. In 1928, he went to the West Coast to write for Paramount movie studios. Weaver died of tuberculosis on June 15, 1938.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged as an inventory of literary works.

Custodial History

The collection's provenance is unknown. Records indicate its existence in the collections of Langsdale Library at the University of Baltimore as early as July of 1974.

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Processing Information

Archives staff originally processed the collection into one series titled 'Writings.' It was later described as an inventory only.

Finding aid for the John V. A. Weaver Papers
Finding aid created by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

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Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA