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Jack "Adam" Carleton Kennedy papers

Identifier: MSD-1946-001

Collection Statement

This collection contains many manuscripts for books by Kennedy. It also includes scripts of screenplays in which Jack (Adam) Kennedy performed, as well as clippings, correspondence, notes, and other information.


  • September 6, 1955 - September 14, 1982


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Actor-writer Jack Kennedy left manuscripts valued at $10,000 to DePauw. The manuscripts, to be used by seniors and advanced students in creative writing, represent materials relative to the writing, revision, editing and publishing of Mr. Kennedy's new spy thriller, "The Killing Season." Mr. Kennedy wrote the book under the pseudonym of John Redgate. A native of Otterbein, Ind., Mr. Kennedy received the President's Scholarship and Pulliam journalism scholarship before graduating with Gold Key honors. He was a leading actor in the television series, "The Californians;" and he has appeared on Playhouse 90, Studio One, Gunsmoke, and other television shows. Mr. Kennedy also had roles in a number of movies, including "Until They Sail," "Men of War," and "The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell."


4.65 Cubic Feet (11 document cases)

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Books under other names

Besides the name of Jack Kennedy, he wrote books under the names of John Redgate and Adam Kennedy. The catalog of the Roy O. West Library has a complete listing of the books and their location. These books may be found at the library: Barlow's Kingdom - PS3561.E425 B6 The Domino Principle - PS3561.E425 D6 Just Like Humphrey Bogart - PS3561.E425 J9 The Killing Season - PS3561.E425 K43 The Last Decathlon - PS3561.E425 L3 Love Song - PS3561.E425 L6 Maggie D. - PS3561.E425 M3 The Scaffold - PS3561.E425 S4 Somebody Else's Wife - PS3561.E425 S6 Debt of Honor - PS3561.E425 D4 1981 L'addition - PS3561.E425 K5514 1967

Jack "Adam" Carleton Kennedy papers Class of 1946
Wesley Wilson
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States