Literature and Authors
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:
Aileen Kilgore Henderson Papers
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
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.
Album of quotations
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).
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.
Augusta Evans Wilson papers
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a bound manuscript of the 19th-century author Augusta Evans Wilson of Mobile, Alabama.
Belle R. Harrison letters
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.
Billie Jean Young Papers
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
Black Warrior Review materials
Overview Materials and correspondence of the Black Warrior Review.
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
William Edmund Butterworth manuscript
Overview Manuscript of Butterworth's book "Stock Car Racer," which was published by W.W. Norton and Company, 1966
Truman Capote papers
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.
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
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
Hatchett Chandler correspondence
Overview Letters written to other members of the Fort Morgan Historical Commission concerning the fort and Chandler's "Little Gems" project.
Daniel Pinkney Christenberry commonplace book
Overview A list of citations, evidently documenting Christenberry's reading, on various topics, mostly historical and literary
Zitella Cocke papers
Abstract The collection contains photocopies of photographs and poems, perhaps written by Cocke.
Dates: circa 1950
Elizabeth Tyler Coleman papers
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.
John Smartt Coley manuscript
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
Abstract A collection of manuscripts and publications from Alabama sci-fi/horror writer Mary Elizabeth Counselman
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Ethel Creighton poem and watercolor
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: 
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
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.
Dreams and nightmares Fifty-one, manuscript
Overview Manuscript copy of the 51st issue of the Dreams and Nightmares magazines.
Dates: 1998 October
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
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.
Fifth Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature papers
Overview Papers from the fifth Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature
Dates: after 1930
Margaret Gillis Figh papers
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.
Frank Finnerty papers
Overview Papers and radio scripts written by this University of Alabama graduate.
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
Overview Copies of Glickman's plays, musicals, and television scripts, as well as clippings.
Frank L. Grove reminiscence
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
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
Guy Ward Hubbs Manuscripts
Abstract Includes the manuscripts of two books by Guy Ward Hubbs, who received his doctorate from the University of Alabama. The works include Tuscaloosa County, Alabama: An Illustrated History and Rowdy Tales From Early Alabama
Dates: 1981 - 1987
Ruth Hannas letters
Overview Letters from Frieda Lawrence and Angelino Ravagli to Hannas from 1924 through 1958.
George G. Hardin poems and song
Overview Religious poems and hymn written by Hardin when he was in his 80s and 90s
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
Henry Timrod papers
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.
"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
Howard Weeden papers
Overview Three composition books filled with collections of quotations and illustrations and one book of devotions.
Dates: between 1735 and 1905
J. T. Wiswall papers
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
Julia Neely Finch Papers
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
Kentucky Poetry Review records
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
Lorraine Standish Papers
Abstract Columns, poems, songs, and other materials of this Lillian, Alabama, poet and songwriter.
Dates: 1970 - 2010
Mable B. Murphy Papers
Abstract This collections contains two letters to Murphy, agendas for guidance committee meetings and teacher in-service programs, a bibliography of guidance literature for African-American students, and a 1961 club schedule for Cobb Avenue High School.
Dates: 1953 - 1969
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.
Mary Carlyle Aitken Letter
Abstract A letter dated 5 November 1873 to an unidentified recipient from Thomas Carlyle's daughter, Mary Aitken, concerning an error in Carlyle's Sartor Resartus.
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
Monroe F. Cockrell research notes
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.