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Literature and Authors

 Subject
Subject Source: Localbroad

Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

A. S. Williams III Americana Collection's Alabama authors collection

 Collection
Identifier: W-0064
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.
Dates: 1868-1989

Album of quotations

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0058
Overview Album containing handwritten quotations from the Bible, classical authors, and sources, as well as two handwritten copies of notices from the "Times" and "Tuscaloosa Gazette" (1881).
Dates: [187?]-1881

Al Andrews Amateur Journalism Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0016
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.
Dates: 1961-[2009]

Black Warrior Review materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2394
Overview Materials and correspondence of the Black Warrior Review.
Dates: 1974-2001

George H. Blelock letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0173
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0207
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

William Edmund Butterworth manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0245
Overview Manuscript of Butterworth's book "Stock Car Racer," which was published by W.W. Norton and Company, 1966
Dates: 1966

Truman Capote papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0273
Abstract Marie Rudisill cookbook galleys, recipes with Capote comments, John Morris account book, James Johnson account book and the manuscript for the Yellow Drum, a play adapted from a Capote novel.
Dates: 1839-1989

Carl Lamson Carmer letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0277
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

Aubrey Toulmin Carney contract

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0281
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0283
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

Hatchett Chandler correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0295
Overview Letters written to other members of the Fort Morgan Historical Commission concerning the fort and Chandler's "Little Gems" project.
Dates: 1960-1963

Daniel Pinkney Christenberry commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0299
Overview A list of citations, evidently documenting Christenberry's reading, on various topics, mostly historical and literary
Dates: 1883-1911

Zitella Cocke papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0329
Abstract The collection contains photocopies of photographs and poems, perhaps written by Cocke.
Dates: circa 1950

Monroe F. Cockrell research notes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0330
Abstract Research notes and synopses on Emma Sansom, General Pickett at Gettysburg, "The Bivouac of the Dead," and General Forrest's crossing of the Sipsey River, March 29, 1865.
Dates: 1949-1956

Elizabeth Tyler Coleman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0335
Abstract A miscellany of materials including genealogy, correspondence, the diary of Priscilla Cooper Tyler, daughter-in-law of President John Tyler, a journal, and Coleman's manuscript of "Priscilla Cooper Tyler and the American Scene: 1816-1889." Includes three letters from President Tyler to his son Robert.
Dates: 1776-1955

John Smartt Coley manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0342
Overview Uncorrected manuscript of Coley's translation of Le Roman de Thebes, published in 1986 as part of the Garland Library of Medieval Literature.
Dates: before 1986

Mary Elizabeth Counselman collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0361
Abstract A collection of manuscripts and publications from Alabama sci-fi/horror writer Mary Elizabeth Counselman
Dates: 1940 - 1980

Ethel Creighton poem and watercolor

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0365
Overview A poem and a watercolor by Ethel Creighton featuring the Old Spanish Tower in Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: between 1880-1953

Jennie Kendall Dean papers

 Collection — Box 3312
Identifier: MSS-0417
Abstract Manuscripts of two articles/stories: "Memories that Bless and Burn" and "The Mills of the Gods," with emendations.
Dates: after 1900

Michael Dorman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0445
Abstract This collection consists principally of research material used in the writing of "The George Wallace Myth." Correspondence, proposals, and the book manuscript are among them. Galley proofs of two other books, "The Second Man," an overview of the changing role of the Vice Presidency and "Stockcar Butterworth," a book about stock car racing, are also part of the collection, as are poems, most of them unpublished, and copies of several published articles.
Dates: 1968-1976

Dreams and nightmares Fifty-one, manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3716
Overview Manuscript copy of the 51st issue of the Dreams and Nightmares magazines.
Dates: 1998 October

O. B. Emerson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0485
Overview The collection chiefly consists of correspondence between O. B. Emerson and various individuals including authors, former students, and other faculty and staff from The University of Alabama. The collection also includes materials about different authors and subjects on which Dr. Emerson either taught or published, as well as a significant amount of materials related to professional organizations in which he was involved.
Dates: 1945-1990

Envelope with Rhyme about Elias Zeller, 1869 August 8

 File — Box 4265.001, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents This file contains an empty envelope with a poem written on the outside. The poem begins: "P. M. this letter's for a 'feller' / Well known at home, Elias Zeller," and says, "I know a 'devil' communicates with him quite often." The poem ends: "For the 'Oxford Citizen' - please note it, / Just reads as though the 'devil' wrote it." The bottom of the envelope reads: Oxford, Butler County, Ohio. The envelope also bears a Locust Grove postmark dated August 18, and a three-cent stamp featuring a...
Dates: 1869 August 8

Albert John Farrah manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0505
Overview Typescript manuscripts of two textbooks (two copies of each) created by Albert John Farrah, Dean of the University of Alabama Law School from 1912 until shortly before his death in June of 1944.
Dates: 1934

Fifth Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3607
Overview Papers from the fifth Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature
Dates: after 1930

Margaret Gillis Figh papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0513
Abstract This collection consists mainly of folklore and tales contributed by students in Figh's folklore and English classes at Huntingdon College, plus miscellaneous contributions from family and friends.
Dates: 1940-1975

Julia Neely Finch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0515
Overview Correspondence by and to Julia Neely Finch, as well as her poetry and short stories, written between 1890 and 1926, as well as a small handwritten and typescript collection of Julia’s poems and short stories and a Common Place Book, which served as a scrapbook of her published pieces.
Dates: 1890 - 1926

Frank Finnerty papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0516
Overview Papers and radio scripts written by this University of Alabama graduate.
Dates: 1940-1970

Fred R. Prusha Letter [RESTRICTED], 1954 July 26

 File — Box 4265.001, Folder: 43
Scope and Contents This file contains one letter written from Fred R. Prusha, Fayette County chairman of the Iowa Poetry Day Association (IPDA), to Ortha Green, vice president of the IPDA. The letter is written from Hawkeye, Iowa, to Promise City, Iowa. Prusha lists many newspapers that have "given publicity," as well as newspapers that he expects to do so in the near future, and offers congratulations on a writing award Green won the previous spring.
Dates: 1954 July 26

Will Glickman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0573
Overview Copies of Glickman's plays, musicals, and television scripts, as well as clippings.
Dates: 1951-1980

Frank L. Grove reminiscence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0600
Overview Typescript reminiscences of the years when he was a "paying guest" at Mrs. Ellen Peter Bryce's house.
Dates: after 1917

Guild of Professional Writers for Children records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0601
Overview Materials related to the organization's activities, including its statement of purpose, membership applications and rolls, correspondence, newspaper clippings, works of members, announcements, calendars, newsletters, minutes, and financial records.
Dates: 1977-1999; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1994

Ruth Hannas letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0621
Overview Letters from Frieda Lawrence and Angelino Ravagli to Hannas from 1924 through 1958.
Dates: 1924-1958

George G. Hardin poems and song

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0627
Overview Religious poems and hymn written by Hardin when he was in his 80s and 90s
Dates: 1981-1986

Belle R. Harrison letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0645
Overview Letters to Harrison, a member of the Tuscaloosa women's literary society, the Kettledrum, relating to her book of poetry. Correspondents include Martha Young and Augusta Evans Wilson.
Dates: 1895-1903

Aileen Kilgore Henderson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0661
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.
Dates: 1938-2008

Henry E. Shepherd letter, 1906 December 17

 File — Box WSC001, Folder: W0129-20
Scope and Contents In a letter, dated December 17, 1906, from Henry E. Shepherd, author of The Life of Robert Edward Lee, to Colonel Thomas S. Kenan of Raleigh, North Carolina, Shepherd assures Kenan that five additional copies of The Life of Lee will be sent from the publisher soon. Shepherd also describes a letter from a critic who "expresses an implied contempt for my book as well as for myself and any literary work that might appear...
Dates: 1906 December 17

"The Home of the Brownings"

 Collection
Identifier: W-0092
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

Kentucky Poetry Review records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1803
Abstract Papers and correspondence chiefly relative to the production of individual volumes of the Kentucky Poetry Review, 1973-1991, during the editorship of Wade Hall. The collection contains letters and poems by many very distinguished authors. It also contains a small amount of material relative to other undertakings by Hall.
Dates: 1973-1991

Mary Johnson Blackburn Poetry Book, after 1924

 File — Box 4265.003, Case: 1
Scope and Contents This file contains a 134-page looseleaf volume of typed works by Georgia folklorist and poet Mary Johnson Blackburn called How Fairies Are Made and Other Verse for the Youngest to the Oldest. The book includes 117 poems that are primarily about childhood, as well as numerous hand-drawn illustrations by Blackburn. The first page of the looseleaf volume contains an address label that reads: "Mary Johnson Blackburn (Mrs. Robt.) 972 Virginia Ave. N.E. Atlanta,...
Dates: after 1924

Kate Speake Penny commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1125
Overview A commonplace book of Kate's favorite literary authors, which includes her own notes, quotes, and reflections.
Dates: 1879

William Howland Robertson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1200
Overview Memoir, correspondence, and other miscellaneous papers of this seaman, merchant and diplomat from Alabama.
Dates: 1814 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1844 - 1859

Lorraine Standish Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1636
Abstract Columns, poems, songs, and other materials of this Lillian, Alabama, poet and songwriter.
Dates: circa 1970-2010

Carlyle Tillery book typescript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1408
Abstract Galley proofs of Tillery's novel Red Bone Woman, published by the New York firm of J. Day in 1950.
Dates: 1950

Henry Timrod papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1411
Abstract This collection contains letters, some of them Civil War related, and poems to Rachel Lyons, of Columbia, South Carolina, primarily from the period 1861-1863.
Dates: 1854-1940

Ann Waldron Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3098
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

Howard Weeden papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0008
Overview Three composition books filled with collections of quotations and illustrations and one book of devotions.
Dates: between 1735 and 1905

Augusta Evans Wilson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1563
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a bound manuscript of the 19th-century author Augusta Evans Wilson of Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1859-1909

J. T. Wiswall papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0011
Overview Two notebooks, containing mathematical equations and scientific essays, as well as the handwritten manuscripts of J. T. Wiswall's works "The African" and "Iliad of the Family," neither of which were ever published.
Dates: circa 1860