Alabama -- Authors
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
Thomas P. Abernethy manuscript
Abstract Two galleys with corrections and one type-written manuscript of Abernethy's study, The Formative Period in Alabama, subsequently published as part of the historical series of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. It is a social and political history and originated as Abernethy's doctoral thesis at Harvard University.
Dates: circa 1965
A. S. Williams III Americana Collection's Alabama authors collection
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, signed book pages, publication announcements, catalogs, and newspaper clippings related to the careers of several Alabama authors as well as the Alabama Writers Conclave and the Birmingham Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
Alabama Writers Hall of Fame Papers
Overview Programs, as well as other memorabilia, for the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Dates: 2015 June 8
Al Andrews Amateur Journalism Collection
Abstract A very large collection of individually-produced fan magazines (fanzines or ‘zines), circular letters, and related materials, principally of science fiction fantasy subjects, named in honor of Birmingham native and science fiction artist, Al Andrews. See the finding aid for a detailed inventory of the contents of the collection.
Ethel Armes letters
Overview Letter to Robert Jemison Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama, about uncredited copying of material from her book, The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama, and a letter to her brother about a promotion.
Bill and Doris Leapard Collection of Nelle Harper Lee Materials
Overview The collection consists of two notecards from Nelle Harper Lee, the book John Singer Sargent by Carter Ratcliff, and a pair of Airoldi earrings in the shape of leopard heads with the original Brighton jewelry bag in which they were sent. The materials were gifts to the Leapards from Nelle Harper Lee.
Dates: circa 1980s
George H. Blelock letter
Abstract A letter dated 21 June 1865 to Capt. J. M. Cary of Chunnenuggee, Alabama. Blelock, a publisher in New York, offered "the most liberal terms" for the future literary productions of Augusta Jane Evans (Wilson) (1835-1909), an immensely popular sentimental novelist.
Dates: 1865 June 21
George E. Brewer letter
Overview Two typescript copies of a 1919 letter describing Bird H. Young who was the model for nineteenth century author Johnson J. Hooper's (1815-62) character Simon Suggs.
Dates: 1919 October 15
Carl Lamson Carmer letter
Overview Letter written by this acclaimed author of Stars Fell on Alabama to Mrs. Raymond McClain, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, discussing Mrs. McLain's association with Ruby Pickens Tartt, who Carmer praises for her value to the state of Alabama and her work to raise awareness of the folk traditions of Alabama.
Dates: 1972 August 9
Emmett Bryan Carmichael collection
Overview Approximately 300 letters sent to Emmett Carmichael by "renowned Americans," primarily from prominent physicians and university administrators from Alabama.
Aubrey Toulmin Carney contract
Overview A contract dated 20 April 1950, with Charles Scribners Sons for her book, No Odds - No Victory.
Dates: 1950 April 20
Mary Tarver Carroll papers
Overview Contains two undated letters written from this Alabama resident to Peter Brannon, most likely the director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History; two hand-written verses; and three printed cards with Christmas illustrations and poems written by Carroll.
Dates: circa 1930s
China Marine: An Infantryman's Life after World War II : typescript
Overview Unbound typescript of China Marine, written by Eugene Bondurant Sledge. The manuscript is 107 pages long and contains typed publisher's notations about formatting.
Zitella Cocke papers
Abstract The collection contains photocopies of photographs and poems, perhaps written by Cocke.
Dates: circa 1950
Mary Elizabeth Counselman collection
Abstract A collection of manuscripts and publications from Alabama sci-fi/horror writer Mary Elizabeth Counselman
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Jennie Kendall Dean papers
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Abstract Manuscripts of two articles/stories: "Memories that Bless and Burn" and "The Mills of the Gods," with emendations.
Dates: after 1900
Francois Ludger Diard poetry notebook and Mobile scrapbook
Overview Notebook of this Mobile, Alabama, native's poetry and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and letters relating to his work.
John Witherspoon DuBose papers
Overview Contains newspaper serialization of John Witherspoon DuBose's Chronicles of the Canebreak, as well as photographs, correspondence, biographical sketches and newspaper clippings related to this Alabama historian.
Dates: 1893 - 1918
Elise Ayers Sanguinetti Papers
Abstract This collection consists of the correspondence, manuscripts, and galley proofs, as well as reviews and notices of Elise Ayers Sanguinetti, the Alabama author of The Last of the Whitfields (1962), The New Girl (1964), The Dowager (1968), and McBee's Station (1972).
Dates: 1929 - 2003
Emory Peebles Hildreth Papers
Overview Newspaper clippings and a manuscript written by Hildreth
"The Home of the Brownings"
Overview Handwritten notes Octavia Walton Le Vert used during her lecture, "Home of the Brownings," which described her 1855 visit to the home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning.
Dates: circa 1870
John Cowardin Collection on Nelle Harper Lee
Overview The John Cowardin Collection on Nelle Harper Lee contains letters between Florida author John (Jack) Cowardin and Pulitzer-Prize winning Alabama author Nelle Harper Lee. It also includes supplemental materials related to Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
Dates: 1960-1962, 2004-2009
John Gorman Barr papers
Abstract Contains correspondence to and from John Gorman Barr, as well as other papers of this University of Alabama student, Tuscaloosa attorney, and United States Consul in Australia, known for his humorous writings.
Harriet Anna Kennedy papers
Overview Notebook of poems written by Harriet Anna Kennedy between 1863-1864. A letter and a small collection of later poems written by Kennedy and members of her extended family are also included.
Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Alison Johansen papers
Overview Correspondence, research notes, typescripts, and galley proofs of sisters and Alabama authors Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Allison Johnson.
Overview Handwritten manuscript by Birmingham author Julia Neely Finch describing "an old-time Southern Mammy."
Dates: between 1900 and 1920
Wallace Marshall manuscripts and research material
Overview Correspondence, research notes, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts related to "Tensas Doctor" and "Noise of Great Waters" by Marshall Wallace
Dates: 1947 - 1948
Martha Young papers
Abstract The collection contains many of the works, both published and unpublished, many in the dialect of Southern African Americans, written by Martha Young of Greensboro, Alabama, in the late 19th century and early 20th century, as well as correspondence, photographs and pictures, genealogical information on the Tutwiler and Young families, and other miscellaneous items. Martha Young was the granddaughter of Henry Tutwiler and niece of Julia Tutwiler.
Helen Norris Papers
Overview Typescript copies of several plays, poems, and novels
Dates: after 1950
Erik Per Overbey Papers
Overview Overbey's collection of correspondence with and clippings of several University of Alabama alumni
Emma Gelders Sterne papers
Overview Contracts and business correspondence related to the publication of books written by Alabama author Emma Gelders Sterne.
Jeanie Thompson papers
Overview Contains the papers of Alabama author and publisher, Jeanie Thompson. Includes poems and drafts by Thompson, as well as her Master's thesis and books How to Enter the River, Witness, and Litany for a Vanishing Landscape. There are no special restrictions placed on access to the Jeani Thompson papers, although literary and copyrights to her published and unpublished writings have not been...
Ann Waldron Papers
Overview Ann Waldron was born on December 14, 1924, in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama, serving as editor of the Crimson White and earning a degree in journalism in 1945. She went on to work forThe Atlanta Constitution, where she met her husband Martin Waldron. The collection predominantly consists of correspondence between Ann Waldron and various individuals, as well as materials related to her work as an...
Dates: 1945 - 2010
George and Suzanne Wolfe Papers
Overview Papers of this University of Alabama English professor and those of his wife, former editor of Alabama Heritage.