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Scope and Contents James Dickey won the 1966 National Book Award for poetry and held the office of Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1966-1968. Dickey read his poem, "The Strength of Fields," at the Carter inaugural in 1976. He is perhaps best known for the novel Deliverance. Dickey, a native of Georgia, lived and taught at the University of South Carolina for over 30 years before his death in 1997. While at the university, he developed a strong friendship with the literary scholar,...
Dates: 1954 - 2005
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 finding aid documents the life and works of American author George V. Higgins (1939-1999) found in the Higgins Archive at the University of South Carolina. The archive is a comprehensive collection of the author’s manuscripts and personal papers acquired in 2003 from the Higgins family. George V. Higgins, the author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle and 25 other novels, wrote gripping, ultra-realistic stories about individuals in crisis: criminals, police...
Scope and Contents Educator, author, and outdoorsman, Havilah Babcock was born on March 6, 1898 in Appomattox, Virginia, a son of H.C. and Blanche Moore Babcock. He married Alice Hudson Cheatham in 1919. They had one son, Hudson Homer Havilah. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1918 and a Bachelor of Philosophy in 1919 from Elon College in North Carolina. His Master of Arts was from the University of Virginia. Babcock received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1927. Prior to that he had served as...
Dates: 1920 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1940-1963
Found in: South Caroliniana Library
Identifier: SCU -SCPC-094
Scope and Contents The Jack Bass Papers, c. 1936 to 2017, consist of 25 linear feet of material chiefly documenting Bass’s work in researching and writing his books. The collection is divided into nine series: Academic, Campaign, Journalism, Personal, Publications, Topical, Audiovisual, Clippings, and Vertical File Materials. Academic, 1967-2011, documents Bass’s positions as a professor or instructor at various institutions. Material relates to job searches, classes taught, student work, and...
Dates: c. 1936-2017
Found in: South Carolina Political Collections
Scope and Contents The James Ellroy Archive at the University of South Carolina contains manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, notes, and research material for most of Ellroy's works. These items show the steps, from initial story outline to publication, that were taken to bring his writing to life: the author uses extensive longhand in writing out his ideas. Many of the manuscripts contain handwritten corrections made during the revision process. The largest sections of material are for his novels ...
Dates: 1915 -
Scope and Contents The Joseph Heller Papers at the University of South Carolina is a comprehensive collection of notes, manuscripts and working drafts made by Heller for all of his books, beginning with his second novel, Something Happened. Also included in this collection are earlier materials relating to the dramatization of Catch-22, his play We Bombed in New Haven, and several unproduced screenplays co-written with his childhood friend, novelist George Mandel. Background biographical material for Heller’s...
Dates: 1947 - 2017
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the files of the founding editor of the James Dickey Newsletter. It contains editorial files for each issue from Volume 1 (1984) through Volume 17 (2001). These records contain article submissions and revisions, editorial correspondence, and printing, advertising, indexing and subscription records. There is an extensive correspondence series divided into two parts: named correspondent files, many of whom are members of the newsletter’s editorial board, and a general...
Dates: 1984 - 2007
Scope and Contents This collection was collected by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Dickey's first literary executor, and was purchased by the library in 2001. It includes original material, clippings and printed matter, and photocopies from other Dickey archives and collections.
Dates: 1943 - 2006
Scope and Contents This collection documents the life and work of Matthew Joseph Bruccoli (1931-2008), who was Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina for the majority of his academic career. He was a preeminent expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and also wrote on Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe and John O’Hara. Bruccoli was a book collector of these authors and other subjects, including the First World War. Over the course of his career, he authored or edited 50 books. His 1981 biography of...
Dates: 1894 - 2010
- Subject: Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives X
- Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections 9
- South Caroliniana Library 1
- South Carolina Political Collections 1
- Dickey, James 3
- Heller, Joseph 2
- Babcock, Alice 1
- Babcock, Havilah 1
- Bass, Jack 1
- Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph, 1931-2008 1
- Columbia High School (Columbia, S.C.) 1
- Cunningham, Alice, 1933-1970 1
- Ellroy, James, 1948- 1
- Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 1
- Greiner, Donald J. 1
- Gurian, Sylvia Heller 1
- Higgins, George V., 1939-1999 1
- Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013 1
- Neuffer, Irene 1
- Pair, Joyce Morrow, 1931- 1
- University of South Carolina 1 ∧ less