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Authors, American -- 20th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 175 Collections and/or Records:

George Washington Ogden papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 484
Abstract George Washington Ogden (1871-1966) was a journalist and editor for newspapers, and later became an author of western stories and novels. The collection contains manuscripts, literary contracts and agreements, mementos and photographs, an accounting journal, and correspondence with agents, editors, and also seven letters (1922) from Elizabeth B. Custer (Mrs. George A. Custer), 1909-1940.
Dates: 1909-1940

Jack Olsen papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 322
Abstract Jack Olsen was an American author and journalist who wrote thirty-one books and is said to have set the standard for the crime writing genre. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, manuscript drafts and notes, source materials, reviews, and audiotapes from the early 1950s through the 1960s. The monograph series contains manuscript drafts and completed manuscripts for three of Jack Olsen's books: Black is Best, The Climb Up to Hell, and I'll Take Baseball. It also includes...
Dates: 1950-1968

Theodore V. Olsen papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 393
Abstract Theodore Victor Olsen was a well-known writer of western novels and stories, and other works inspired by American history. A native of Wisconsin, he was born in the town of Rheinlander in 1932 and died there in 1993. This collection contains many examples of his writing, from throughout his career, in draft and proof forms. Also included are many business-related correspondence.
Dates: 1955-1983

Charles C. Patch papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025041746641]
Identifier: Ax 621
Abstract Charles C. Patch was an author of short stories, articles, jingles, poems, and books, including a historical article about the cowboy George Fletcher, titled "Negro Cowboy." The collection (1936-1970) contains correspondence, manuscripts, tearsheets, notes and research, and biographical material.
Dates: 1936-1970

Joseph Stanley Pennell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 194
Abstract Joseph S. Pennell (1903-1963), novelist and short story writer, is most known for his book on the Civil War, The History of Rome Hanks and Kindred Matters, where he "depicted the lives of ordinary soldiers with gripping realism." The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, literary manuscript material, an autobiography, idea notebook, published newspaper pieces, photographs, and the personal correspondence, diary and manuscripts of Elizabeth (nee Horton) Pennell.
Dates: 1924-1961

Lawrence Perry papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 388
Abstract Lawrence Perry (1874-1954) was a sports reporter and drama critic for several newspapers, and for the North American Newspaper Alliance, and he also became an author of novels, plays, articles, short stories, and poems. The collection (1907-1961) contains manuscripts of novels, plays, short stories, and poems, correspondence, a scrapbook with letters, clippings and mementos, and a diary.
Dates: 1907-1961

Maud and Miska Petersham illustrations

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 534
Abstract Collection comprises illustrations by artists Maud and Miska Petersham for children's books, including The American ABC, Off to Bed and When I Grow Up, as well as related galley proofs and mock-ups.
Dates: 1930-1958

Irving Petite papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 581
Abstract Irving Petite (1920-2004) was a free-lance writer for the Seattle Times and an author who wrote stories regarding outdoor life and wildlife encounters from his cabin on Tiger Mountain, Washington, including the popular, "Mr. B," about a bear cub that adopted Petite. The collection contains manuscripts, clippings, and published books.
Dates: 1960s-1970s

Robert E. Pinkerton and Kathrene Pinkerton papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 591
Abstract Robert E. Pinkerton (1882-1970) and Kathrene Pinkerton (1887-1967) were writers of both fiction and nonfiction, primarily writing in Canada. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, tear sheets, photo albums, books and Kathrene Pinkerton's diary.
Dates: 1911-1967

Edith Ballinger Price papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 214
Abstract Edith Ballinger Price (1897-1997) was a noted author and illustrator of children's books. She was a frequent contributor to St. Nicholas and a founder of the Girl Scouts' Brownie program. The collection includes a range of materials related to her publications and is noted for the series of sketchbooks, 1902-1940s that document her evolution as an artist, and the complete set of illustrations for My Lady Lee.
Dates: 1902-1977

William Alfred Quayle selected papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 006
Abstract William Alfred Quayle (1860-1925) served as a Methodist minister and Bishop, and he also became president of Baker University, a Methodist institution that was the first university established in Kansas. The collection (1891-1922) consists of correspondence, books by Quayle, letters and documents regarding Quayle's literary works and sermons, Baker University related documents, and photographs.
Dates: 1891-1922

William J. Rapp papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 604
Abstract William Jourdan Rapp (1895-1942) was a free-lance writer, playwright, radio script writer, and producer. The collection contains correspondence, plays, advertising and article manuscripts, Harlem Renaissance research, biographical material, publications, photographs, and a WWI era scrapbook of a YMCA camp in Greece.
Dates: 1911-1942

Franklin M. Reck papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 692
Abstract Franklin M. Reck (1896-1965) was an author of books for young boys. The collection includes correspondence, notebooks, and literary manuscripts for books, articles, short stories, early works, and presentations to the Ford Foundation.
Dates: 1909-1965

Malcolm Reiss papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 016
Abstract Malcolm Reiss (1905-1975) was an editor, author of stories and a book, China Boat Boy, and also an author's agent. The collection contains personal papers including correspondence, manuscripts, and published articles, and also business records of Fiction House including correspondence, contracts, and financial records.
Dates: 1922-1975

H.A. Rey papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 828
Abstract H.A. Rey was a popular children's illustrator and author, most famous for the Curious George series. The H.A. Rey Papers consist of professional correspondence, manuscript dummies for the sixth printing of The Stars: A New Way to See Them, and documents pertaining to the copyright lawsuit between H.A. Rey and Leroy Fleming. The correspondence dominates the collection with both incoming and outgoing to the Rey's publishers--Houghton Mifflin in the United States and A.P. Watt & Son in England.
Dates: 1940-1961

Marcus W. Robbins papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 512
Abstract Marcus W. Robbins (1879-1936) was an attorney, Socialist, and free thinker, and was named bishop for the Diocese of Reno, Nevada by Bishop Frank H. Rice of the Liberal Church, Inc. The collection (1902-1933) includes notebooks of Socialist and agnostic essays, manuscripts and published copies of Socialist pamphlets and broadsides authored by Robbins, issues of the circular Facts published by Robbins, articles, essays, and letters to the editor written by Robbins, photographs, and also...
Dates: 1902-1933

James Rorty papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 769
Abstract James Rorty (1890-1973) was an American writer and poet who tackled subjects such as American industries, Joseph McCarthy, labor, medicine, nutrition, advertising, and Jim Crow. The collection (1915-1972) contains James Rorty's literary manuscripts, journals, correspondence, memoirs, and photographs as well as manuscripts and correspondence by Rorty's sisters, the writers Eva Beard and Marion Bullard.
Dates: 1915-1972

Queene B. Lister Ryan papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042358065]
Identifier: Ax 231
Abstract Queene B. Lister Ryan, of Portland, Oregon, wrote true confession stories, poetry, short stories for magazines and newspapers. The collection (1927-1956) contains manuscripts of poems, short stories, including confession stories, and correspondence.
Dates: 1927-1956

Jessica Salmonson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 472
Abstract The papers of Jessica Salmonson, American author and editor of fantasy and horror fiction and poetry, are comprised of manuscripts and other published material, correspondence, subject/research files, clippings and ephemera, media, and photographs.
Dates: 1973-1993

Leslie Scott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 099
Abstract The Leslie Scott papers collection consists primarily of book length and short story length manuscripts of western, detective, and adventure stories, including his Walt Slade Texas Ranger series.
Dates: circa 1920-1949

Lin J. Searles papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 075
Abstract Lin (Lynn) J. Searles (1914-1972) was a professional magician/proprietor of magic shops and writer of Western stories and television series'. The collection consists of his correspondence, manuscripts, tear sheets, and financial documents.
Dates: 1956-1983

Shelby Shackelford papers

 Collection — Solander-case 1-2
Identifier: Ax 777
Abstract Shelby Shackelford (1899-1987) was an author and illustrator of works on natural history. Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts (book length), short stories, articles, Illustrations, scratchboard, Illustration proofs, book reviews, and other miscellaneous papers regarding Shakelford.
Dates: circa 1899-1960

Howard and Mina Lewiton Simon papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 702
Abstract Howard Simon was an artist and illustrator of children's books and Mina Lewiton Simon was an author of juvenile literature. This collection contains manuscripts, manuscript materials, published books, illustrations and miscellaneous items pertaining to the work of Howard and Mina Lewiton Simon.
Dates: 1954-1967

Wallace Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 269
Abstract Wallace Smith (1888-1937) was a newspaperman, novelist, and artist. The papers include Smith's manuscripts and published pieces, minor correspondence, drawings and illustrations, photographs, and miscellaneous documents.
Dates: 1916-1935

Dorothy Speare papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 366
Abstract Dorothy Speare (1898-1951) was an opera singer turned author who wrote the novel Dancers in the Dark. The collection consists of Speare's manuscripts, correspondence, personal files, and school and college papers.
Dates: 1914-1948

Kim Robert Stafford collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 206
Abstract Kim Stafford is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. His poetry and essays focus on the relationship of people with nature and social custom. Stafford places great value on folklore and bases much of the research for his own writing on the study of folk custom and oral history. He has taught and served as an artist-in-residence throughout the state of Oregon and in Washington, Idaho, and California. He regularly offers poetry readings and writing workshops and is active as a printer. The...
Dates: 1972-1989

Arthur G. Stangland and Artie Stangland (Artie Appleton) papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 271
Abstract Arthur G. Stangland (1908-1990) and Artie Stangland/Artie Appleton (1910-1995) were a pair of married writers who lived in Astoria, Oregon. The collection consists of manuscripts and some published copies of stories by both authors, as well as some correspondence.
Dates: 1929-1954

Philip Sterling papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 751
Abstract Philip Sterling (1907-1989) was a writer and public relations representative. The Philip Sterling papers include publicity material for a number of radio shows in the 1940s and 1950s, professional correspondence, manuscripts, research material and correspondence relating to biographies. There is also a considerable amount of research material on Rachel Carson.
Dates: 1924 - 2010

Philip Van Doren Stern papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 803
Abstract Philip Van Doren Stern was a historian, author and editor of over forty works. The collection contains book manuscripts, short story and other short works, printed material, correspondence, and personal files.
Dates: 1909-1973; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1973

Janet Marshall Stevenson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 265
Abstract Author Janet Marshall Stevenson (1913- ) has made contributions as a writer of civil rights, the women's movement and the arts. This collection contains manuscripts, holographs and photographs of her many short stories, articles and books; within this collection are research items and family papers associated with her biography of Robert W. Kenny, an influential liberal that championed the rights of several of the "Hollywood 10" before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC).
Dates: 1929-1996