Literature and Authors
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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).
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.
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a bound manuscript of the 19th-century author Augusta Evans Wilson of Mobile, Alabama.
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.
Overview The collection contains materials related to Billie Jean Young's one-woman show Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light… and other materials produced and gathered by Young.
Dates: 1983 - 2002
Overview Materials and correspondence of the Black Warrior Review.
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
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
Overview Manuscript of Butterworth's book "Stock Car Racer," which was published by W.W. Norton and Company, 1966
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.
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
Overview A contract dated 20 April 1950, with Charles Scribners Sons for her book, No Odds - No Victory.
Dates: 1950 April 20
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
Overview Letters written to other members of the Fort Morgan Historical Commission concerning the fort and Chandler's "Little Gems" project.
Overview A list of citations, evidently documenting Christenberry's reading, on various topics, mostly historical and literary
Abstract The collection contains photocopies of photographs and poems, perhaps written by Cocke.
Dates: circa 1950
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.
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
Abstract A collection of manuscripts and publications from Alabama sci-fi/horror writer Mary Elizabeth Counselman
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Overview A poem and a watercolor by Ethel Creighton featuring the Old Spanish Tower in Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: between 1880-1953
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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
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.
Overview Manuscript copy of the 51st issue of the Dreams and Nightmares magazines.
Dates: 1998 October
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.
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
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.
Overview Papers from the fifth Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature
Dates: after 1930
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.
Overview Papers and radio scripts written by this University of Alabama graduate.
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
Overview Copies of Glickman's plays, musicals, and television scripts, as well as clippings.
Overview Typescript reminiscences of the years when he was a "paying guest" at Mrs. Ellen Peter Bryce's house.
Dates: after 1917
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
Overview Letters from Frieda Lawrence and Angelino Ravagli to Hannas from 1924 through 1958.
Overview Religious poems and hymn written by Hardin when he was in his 80s and 90s
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.
File — Box WSC001: , Folder: W 0129.20
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
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.
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
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
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.
Abstract Correspondence, literary papers, clippings, criticism, photos, and memorabilia of this author.
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.
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
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.
Overview A commonplace book of Kate's favorite literary authors, which includes her own notes, quotes, and reflections.
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
Overview Contains around 3600 comic books, graphic novels, and comic strip anthologies, 1940s-2010s.
Abstract Columns, poems, songs, and other materials of this Lillian, Alabama, poet and songwriter.
Dates: circa 1970-2010