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Kathryn Tucker Windham Manuscript, Common Threads

Identifier: MSS-1820

Scope and Contents

This manuscript represents Kathryn Tucker Windham’s contribution to the book, Common Threads. The book, published in 2000, includes photographs by Chip Cooper along with Windham’s manuscript.


  • 2000

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Biographical / Historical

Kathryn Tucker Windham is an author and storyteller born in Selma, Alabama in 1918. She was trained as a journalist and worked for several news agencies in Alabama. In 1964, Windham began to publish and has since won numerous awards for her nonfiction and journalism. Her 1969 work, Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey, brought her popularity and was the first of several books she has written about ghosts. Her long career has also included a run as an essayist on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

Sources: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002. Windham, Kathryn Tucker. Twice blessed. Montgomery, AL: Black Belt Press, 1996.


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Alabama author’s manuscript for the book, Common Threads.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kathryn Tucker Windham, 2006

Processing Information

Processed by John McIlwain, 2007
Guide to Kathryn Tucker Windham Manuscript, Common Threads
Finding aid created by John McIlwain, 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266