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Authors, American

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Otto A. Bird Correspondence with Ezra Pound

Identifier: MS B442 453
Scope and Content Note

Twenty pieces of correspondence between Otto Bird and Ezra Pound, poet and literary critic, comprise the largest part of this collection. Pound's early correspondence with Bird chiefly concerns Bird's study of the medieval Italian poet Guido Cavalcanti. Later correspondence contains Pound's ideas on the philosophy of education as shaped by Dante, Milton, Aristotle, Confucius, and others, and his opinions of world literature in relation to the "Great Books" series.

Dates: 1932-1955; Majority of material found within 1951-1952

Samuel Langhorne Clemens Postal Card

Identifier: MS L34 1880
Scope and Content Note

Note, dated Elmira, New York, September 3, 1880, to T. W. M. Boone of Fort Smith, Arkansas, conveying writer's thanks to Young Folk's Literary Guild of Fort Smith for election to honorary membership.

Dates: 1880

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

Alex Haley Letters

Identifier: MC 1550
Scope and Content Note

Alex Haley, while aboard a freighter at sea in the Pacific, wrote to Professor Bradford A. Waddle asking him to resolve a question about whether peanuts grew under the ground or above it. The collection consists of his inquiry, Waddle’s reply, and an acknowledgment from Haley.

Dates: 1971

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

Helen Finger Leflar Papers

Identifier: MC 486
Scope and Content Note

The Helen Finger Leflar Papers consist of three items originally owned by her father, Charles J. Finger. Of greatest note is a framed 1836 letter from Washington Irving.

Dates: 1836-1922

John Edward Williams Interview

Identifier: MC 1583
Scope and Content Note

Audiocassette tape containing interview of writer John Williams conducted by Gene Tweraser, a member of the Modern Literature Club, while Tweraser was preparing a review of Williams' work for a club meeting. Topics include Augustus, Stoner, Williams' family, and Williams' writing routine.

Dates: 1988