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Authors -- Arkansas

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

Shirley Abbott Papers

Identifier: MC 1353
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the papers of Arkansas writer Shirley Abbott; the bulk of the materials are related to her books The Bookmaker's Daughter and Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South, as well as to a Garland County Historical Society project about Hot Springs mayor Leo McLaughlin that Abbott was involved with. Materials include manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, research materials, and interviews.

Dates: circa 1927-1997

James Powell Anderson Papers

Identifier: MS A23 357
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of mimeograph copy of the typewritten texts of the author's unpublished books, "Barefoot Boy With Genes," and "Latin, Greek, and Arkansas: The Life and Times of John Clinton Futrall."

Dates: 1971; 1975

Arkansas Writers Conference Papers

Identifier: MC 865
Scope and Content Note

Mimeographed and printed programs and announcements for Arkansas Writers Conferences, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1951, and 1954.

Dates: 1944-1954

B. Clarence Hall Manuscript

Identifier: MC 183
Scope and Content Note

Rough draft of Arkansas Polytechnic College professor B. Clarence Hall's book The Burning Season [draft title Fire Over Eden] (Berkley Publishing Corp., 1974).

Dates: 1973

Bernie Babcock Papers

Identifier: MC 2186
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials created by and regarding Arkansas writer Bernie Babcock and her family.

When noted, collection materials are photocopies rather than originals, and are likely to have been made from originals now held by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Center for Arkansas History and Culture.

Dates: circa 1870-2013; Majority of material found within 1886-1962

Jack Butler Papers

Identifier: MC 618
Scope and Contents The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials related to the career of writer Jack Butler. Manuscripts are primarily poems and short stories written while Butler lived in Arkansas; also included is a draft of Butler's 1986 novel Jujitsu for Christ and early notes and drafts of novels Nightshade and Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock. Correspondents include...
Dates: circa 1964-1987

Cora Pinkley Call Papers

Identifier: MC 727
Scope and Content Note This collection contains manuscripts, essays, poems, drafts, notes, photographs, genealogical information, and clippings that Call wrote or used for her research and writings. Broadsides are also included in this collection. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of manuscript drafts of her writings. Of special note are her personal and nature diaries, late nineteenth century photographs of Eureka Springs and Fayetteville (Washington County), and a scrapbook of Eureka Springs...
Dates: 1885-1977

Cora Pinkley Call Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 1090
Scope and Content Note

Additional letters, business papers, literary manuscripts, newspaper clippings and photographs created or collected by Call during her career as a Eureka Springs, Arkansas, writer and life president of the Ozark Writers and Artists Guild. Correspondents include John Gould Fletcher, Charlie May Simon, Charles H. Brough, and Orval Faubus. Manuscripts include those by Thomas Elmore Lucy and Bonnie Lela Crump.

Dates: 1930-1966

Eleanor de la Vergne Risley Papers

Identifier: MC 485
Scope and Content Note

The papers contain handwritten and typed manuscript fragments of Risley's unpublished novels, short stories, plays, and poems. Except for a novel, The Jackson Family, a few plays, and several poems, the papers do not contain a complete version of any of Risley's writings. Most of the manuscripts are not dated but they appear to be from the 1895-1935 time period. Note that Risley often used the pen name Dosia Philips.

Dates: ca 1895-1945

Thomas Stearns Eliot Letters to John Gould Fletcher

Identifier: MS El44 275
Scope and Content Note

Xerox copy of carbon copies of 51 typed letters addressed to John Gould Fletcher. Twenty-six of the letters were written by T. S. Eliot as editor of The Criterion, and twenty-five of them were written on the editor's behalf by his secretary, "IPF."

Dates: 1923-1931

Charles J. Finger Letter

Identifier: MC 1535
Scope and Content Note

The letter is written in ink on two sides of a sheet of Bellows-Reeve stationery. The only date is Nov 3. In it CJF describes an affair he attended in Washington honoring authors of juvenile books. Wilbur Stone was a friend of Finger's who had a collection of early writing for juveniles.

Dates: ca 1940s

Charles J. Finger Papers

Identifier: MC 639
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence, most of which pertains to Charles J. Finger, and some to his daughter, illustrator Helen Finger Leflar. Also included are Finger's diaries, notebooks, manuscripts, indexes, and other papers as well as materials by Helen Finger Leflar, Mrs. Charles J. Finger's guest book, clippings, photographs, film, and microfilm. The three indexes, prepared by Finger on index cards, comprise an index of his bibliography, and one each on music and literature.

Dates: 1893-1987

Charles Joseph Finger Letter

Identifier: MS F494 300A
Scope and Contents

Typed letter, signed, dated "Septr 27th/Gayeta [i.e., Fayetteville, Ark.]", to Lessie [Stringfellow] R[ead], regarding Charles [Morrow?] Wilson, Charles Joseph Finger's literary activities, and his views on the U.S. National Recovery Administration and Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

Dates: undated

Finger-Keddie Correspondence

Identifier: MC 640
Scope and Content Note

The papers pertain mainly to the correspondence of James Keddie and Charles J. Finger from 1931-1934. Also included is a letter from H. F. Livingstone, granddaughter of David Livingstone, to Charles J. Finger, 1939, and various articles by Finger.

Dates: 1931-1939

Finger-Stone Correspondence

Identifier: MC 449
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of letters from Charles J. Finger to his friend Wilbur M. Stone; one letter from Helen Finger to Wilbur M. Stone, (1941); two photographs of Finger, (one with his daughter, Helen Finger); clippings; and miscellaneous.

Dates: 1923-1941

Charlie May Fletcher Papers

Identifier: MC 283
Scope and Content Note The collection contains Charlie May Fletcher's correspondence and manuscripts. The correspondence dates from 1950 and consists primarily of letters from publishers and John Gould Fletcher scholars expressing interest in her husband’s works and in his literary collection. Additional correspondence to and from Fletcher can be found in the John Gould Fletcher collection. Manuscript notes for Johnswood, typescripts for the short story collection of "African...
Dates: 1945-1973

John Gould Fletcher- Edward J. O’Brien Correspondence

Identifier: MC 2248
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of typescripts of correspondence, primarily between editor and writer Edward J. O'Brien and writer John Gould Fletcher; two letters are from Fletcher to Mrs. O'Brien (Romer Wilson). Also included with one of the letters is the typescript of a Fletcher poem, "To a Survivor of the Flood" (Folder 10). Topics include their writings, their friendship, marriage, theology, philosophy, travel, and the writings of others, including work each recommended to the...
Dates: 1922-1924

John Gould Fletcher Papers

Identifier: MS F63
Scope and Content Note Series I. Literary manuscripts. 32 boxes. Arranged by form in 9 groups --poems; prose books published and unpublished; translations; essays; lectures and lecture notes; short stories; plays; and miscellaneous items. In another Fletcher collection, the Supplementary Papers, Series 2 includes 25 additional itemized manuscripts. Series II. Notebooks. 129 items. Notes on experiences, drafts or ideas for writings....
Dates: 1881-1960

Edsel Ford Papers

Identifier: MS F75
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, literary manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, printed material and other papers of the Arkansas prize winning poet and University of Arkansas Distinguished Alumnus Edsel Ford. Correspondents include Kenneth L. Beaudoin, Thomas Stuart Cleworth, Everett McKinley Dirksen, Beverly Githens Dresbach, Glenn Ward Dresbach, Orval Eugene Faubus, Walter John Lemke, Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, Archibald MacLeish, Harriet Monroe, Thomas Moult, David Wiley Mullins, James Purdy, Otto Ernest...
Dates: 1928-1982; Majority of material found within circa 1950-1970

Ellen Gilchrist Materials

Identifier: MC 1833
Scope and Content Note

Collection includes correspondence, photographs, and book materials.

Dates: 1981-1990

Francis Irby Gwaltney Literary Manuscripts

Identifier: MS G99
Scope and Content Note

Typewritten preliminary, revised, and final drafts, together with printed page proofs, of six of Arkansas author Francis Irby Gwaltney's published novels, each bearing his handwritten corrections and revisions.

Dates: 1954-1965

Francis Irby Gwaltney Papers

Identifier: MS G995 429
Scope and Content Note Francis Irby Gwaltney’s papers most strongly reflect his literary career and include manuscripts of published and unpublished novels, short stories, sketches, and plays for screen, television and stage. Gwaltney’s correspondence with his literary agents, editors, publishers and friends, such as Norman Mailer, trace his literary career from 1947 to 1980. Other material in the collection concerns Gwaltney’s teaching positions at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in Ruston, and Arkansas Tech...
Dates: 1921-1981; Majority of material found within 1947-1981

F. Eugene Haun Collection

Identifier: MC 1023
Scope and Content Note Documents collected by F. Eugene Haun of Ypsilanti, Michigan, pertaining to author and poet John Gould Fletcher. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence from Fletcher to Henry Bergen. Also included is correspondence from Fletcher to Walter E. Peck and between Haun and Fletcher.The research materials and manuscripts in series four consist of one folder of transcripts made by Haun of correspondence between Fletcher, Donald Davidson, Allen Tate, and Lambert Davis;...
Dates: 1923-1950

Mary Dengler Hudgins Arkansas Literature and Music Correspondence

Identifier: MS H886a
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, largely from authors and composers, to Ms. Hudgins, pertaining primarily to her interests in Arkansas-related music and literature, together with a few documents, largely of a historical nature, relating principally to James Henderson Berry, Charles Hillman Brough, William Jennings Bryan, John Joseph Pershing, and Albert Pike. File 1 contains correspondence concerning books by or about Raymond Franklin Da Boll, including reviews of Recollections of...
Dates: 1850-1979; Majority of material found within 1930-1978

Mary Dengler Hudgins Research Files

Identifier: MS H886
Scope and Content Note Correspondence; literary manuscripts; notes; musical scores; lists and bibliographies; newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other printed material; photographs; scrapbooks; and other materials principally collected but in part created by Hudgins and pertaining or relating to her interests in: Arkansas-related music, literature, composers, writers, and performing artists, especially Laurence Powell, Scott Joplin, Charles Joseph Finger and Fay Templeton; Charles Cutter's ...
Dates: 1861-1978; Majority of material found within 1930-1948, 1965-1975