Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
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 This collection documents the life and work of Pat Conroy (1945-2016), considered to be one of the preeminent figures in contemporary Southern literature. Born in 1945, Conroy has written best-selling novels and memoirs as well as poetry, essays and screenplays and even a cookbook, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life (1999). His works are primarily autobiographical in nature. His experience as the oldest of seven children born to an abusive Marine father inspired his works The Great...
Scope and Contents The Richard Layman Collection of Dashiell Hammett contains the research materials used by Hammett researcher, Richard Layman in his years of study of the writer, Dashiell Hammett. It also contains material from the various books about Hammett that he either assisted with or wrote. Additional notes and description occur at the beginning of each series.
Dates: 1931 - 2015
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...