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Aileen Kilgore Henderson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0661

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts and final manuscripts of her works The Summer of Bonepile Monster and The Monkey Thief, correspondence with her editor and with her fans. The material relating to book manuscripts is arranged by title. The incoming correspondence is filed alphabetically by surname of the sender, when known. If the sender was writing on behalf of an organization, the letter is alphabetized under the parent body. Items for which authorship is unclear are located at the beginning of the letters. Outgoing letters, when not attached by Henderson to the original incoming letter, are arranged chronologically.

The collection also contains a United States Army Women's Corps uniform [not AKH's actual uniform; the attached insignia may or may not be hers either]: jacket, blouse, skirt and garrison cap, circa 1944-1951 in tan tropical worsted cloth, insignia (Aviation Cadet insignia and Army Air Forces Command shoulder sleeve insignia); a United States Army Freedom Team Salute Certificate of Appreciation with U.S. Army Veteran lapel pin and two window decals; and an Alabama Golden Eagle Journalism Medal of Honor Award inducting AKH into the 2008 Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame certificate (framed) and lapel pin on red, white and blue ribbon.

Dates

  • 1938-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

A native Alabamian and author, currently living in Cottondale, Alabama. She is the author of The Summer of the Bonepile Monster and The Monkey Thief. She received the Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature in 1995 and the Alabama Library Award in 1996.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Drafts and final manuscripts of the works of this award-winning Alabama children's author, and correspondence with her editor and with her fans. Also a United States Army Women's Corps uniform [not AKH's actual uniform; the attached insignia may or may not be hers either]: jacket, blouse, skirt and garrison cap, circa 1944-1951 and other military recognitions.

Provenance

Gift of Aileen Henderson, 1998, 1999, 2009

General

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Porcessed by

updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Aileen Kilgore Henderson papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
September 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500