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Scope and Contents Frederick Busch (1941-20016) was an American writer known primarily for his short stories. He also taught at Colgate University. This collection is composed primarily of the correspondence between Busch and Donald J. Greiner, literary scholar and professor at the University of South Carolina, which started in 1976 and ended with Busch’s death in 2006. The rest of the collection includes manuscript drafts, photographs, and other biographical material.
Scope and Contents Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) is an American author of western and crime fiction. Leonard published 46 novels in addition to short stories and the screenplay adaptations of many of his works.Leonard was born in Louisiana in 1925 but Leonard’s father worked for General Motors and the family moved frequently, ultimately settling in Detroit in 1934. Leonard graduated from high school and joined the Navy in 1943. He served for 3 years during World War II then enrolled in Detroit University...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1890 - 2013
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of material related to the career of George L. Geckle, a professor of English at the University of South Carolina. Geckle was instrumental in organizing the highly successful Spring WritersSeries at USC, in which participated well-regarded and popular authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron, and John Gardner. Material related to the Spring Writers Series is included in this collection, as well as correspondence, material regarding James Dickey, and the Telly...
Dates: 1979 - 2007
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of manuscripts, journal articles both about and written by Stuart, some Christmas cards sent by the Stuarts, correspondence with a Lucille Palmer, photos of Jesse Stuart and contemporary Eve Blair, and a great deal of newspaper clippings about Stuart, his family, and his farm. The newspaper clippings are somewhat fragile, being aged and roughly handled. There are also pamphlets from some events his foundation put on, and order forms with lists of his books that were...
Scope and Contents This collection is chiefly comprised of correspondence between Maurice J. Speiser and his clients and friends, as well as correspondence between Hemingway and associates, and third-party correspondence. Part of the Speiser and Easterling-Hallman Collection of Ernest Hemingway, this archival collection was held by Ellen Speiser Katz, Maurice Speiser’s granddaughter and was acquired through her generosity and the generosity of the Easterling-Hallman Foundation, a foundation that was formed by...
Scope and Contents The Richard Layman collection of John Dos Passos contains both primary and secondary materials gathered or produced by Richard Layman in his extensive study of the artist and author Dos Passos. John Dos Passos, born in Chicago in 1896, was an influential writer in the first half of the 20th century. After his graduation from Harvard in 1916, he served as a volunteer ambulance driver in France and Italy during WWI, eventually joining the United States Army Medical Corps. He would later travel...
Scope and Contents The Ron Rash archive spans the entirety of Ron Rash’s writing career, beginning with manuscript material from his 1994 collection of short stories, The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth to his most recent work, the novel The Risen. Also included in the collection are early writings, including Rash’s first published short story, “Turtle Meat” from 1978; juvenilia including Rash’s personal journals, running journals, trout fishing journals and school work; correspondence between Rash and other...
Scope and Contents William Price Fox, Jr. (1926-2015) was an author and educator from Columbia, South Carolina. He dropped out of high school to join the Air Force while the United States was involved in World War II. Fox lied about his age in order to enroll. After his military service ended, Fox finished his high school degree and graduated from the University of South Carolina. Following his graduation, Fox worked at a series of different jobs before starting to write professionally. He sold short...