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Cynthia Macdonald Papers
Dates: 1867-2005; Majority of material found within 1965-2000
Scope and Contents The collection contains typed and handwritten drafts of poems and other writings, as well as correspondence, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia related to Cynthia Macdonald’s life and work as an accomplished poet and co-founder of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. In addition to the extensive accumulation of multiple drafts of her writings, Macdonald’s trove of correspondence is of particular interest, featuring letters to and from writing friends, colleagues,...
Fritz Leiber Papers
Scope and Contents The Fritz Leiber Papers contains correspondence, notes, manuscripts, typescripts, publications and tearsheets, diaries and biographical materials, financial, legal and medical records, photographs, illustrations, convention materials, and miscellaneous materials. Additional oversize art/illustration materials and ephemera such as weaponry, sculpture, and awards are housed separately. The materials date from the 1930s to the 1980s. They are housed in 60 manuscripts boxes, 5 storage boxes, and...
Miscellaneous Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence
Dates: 1634-1991; Majority of material found in 1838-1991
Scope and Contents
The collection is a result of integrating several items from Manuscripts A-Z into one artificial collection to improve organization and facilitate greater access. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and autographs belonging to various American and British literary figures from the 19th and 20th century (with one exception from 1634). The collection is arranged alphabetically by literary figure or, where author names are not available, title of piece.
Beverly Lowry Papers
Scope and Contents The bulk of material in this collection consists of typescript drafts of three of Beverly Lowry's novels: Come Back, Lolly Ray; Emma Blue; and Daddy's Girl. The drafts include both original and photocopied typescript, with corrections in the author's hand. Some of the drafts are copyedited. The collection includes preparatory materials for the three novels such as lists of possible titles, outlines and character notes, drawings, and photographs. A small amount of correspondence...
Vassar Miller Papers
Scope and Contents The Vassar Miller Papers contain material pertaining to Miller's writings, career, and personal life, and materials pertaining to the editing and publication of the anthology. Materials range in date from circa 1937 to 1992, with most of the material falling between the years 1960 to 1986. The series relating to Miller's own work and life contain correspondence, poems, short stories, plays, miscellaneous works, drafts and typescripts of published works, and material related to...
Olive Hershey Papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains drafts, revisions, editorial notes, and writings pertaining to the works of American novelist and poet Olive Hershey. The collection is divided into two series: Truck Dance and Other Works. Within each series, folders and items were left in the original order in which they were received from the author. Of particular interest are drafts of various chapters of Truck Dance containing revisions and notes from fellow American novelists Donald Barthelme, under whom...
Kenneth Patchen Collection
Scope and Contents The Kenneth Patchen Collection contains correspondence, photographs, publicity and promotional materials, books, picture-poems, sound recordings, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items.The collection was received with chronological item descriptions composed by Ronald Dunkin, the original collector of the materials. In order to facilitate access, the items in the collection were categorized according to type of material and placed by date within category. The books,...
John Updike Writers in Society Lecture Records
Scope and Contents The John Updike Writers in Society Lecture Records include letters from Updike addressed to Carla Cooper, Executive Director of University Relations, and David Farmer, Head of Special Collections, regarding arrangements for the author's campus visit and interviews. Also included in the collection are the opening remarks of Robin Downes, Director of Libraries, for the luncheon honoring Updike, and an excerpt signed by the author from his first novel The Poorhouse Fair. The remainder of the...
Andrea White Papers
Dates: 1993-2010; Majority of material found within 2004-2010
Scope and Contents
This collection includes speeches, written works, as well as DVDs and photo CDs that document civic and professional life of Andrea White, former First Lady of Houston, housed in one box and comprised of three series.
- Correspondence 8
- Authors -- 20th century 6
- Photographs 5
- Typescripts 5
- Clippings (information artifacts) 4
- Poets, American -- 20th century 3
- Authors, American 2
- Poets -- 20th century 2
- American poetry -- 20th century 1
- Audiotapes 1
- Authors, American -- 19th century 1
- Authors, English -- 19th century 1
- Authors, English -- 20th century 1
- Beat poetry 1
- Books 1
- Broadsides (notices) 1
- Compact discs 1
- Diaries 1
- Fantasy fiction, American 1
- Galley proofs 1
- Horror tales, American 1
- Memorabilia 1
- Page proofs 1
- People with disabilities 1
- Poems 1
- Records (documents) 1
- Science fiction, American 1
- Speeches (documents) 1 ∧ less
- University of Houston -- Faculty 2
- Barthelme, Donald 1
- Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999 1
- Bukowski, Charles 1
- Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925 1
- De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956 1
- James, Henry, 1843-1916 1
- Leiber, Fritz, 1910-1992 1
- Lowry, Beverly 1
- Miller, Vassar 1
- O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 1
- Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972 1
- Patchen, Miriam 1
- Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980 1
- Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 1
- Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 1
- Thurber, James, 1894-1961 1
- University of Houston. Creative Writing Program 1
- University of Houston. Libraries. Special Collections and Archives Department 1
- Updike, John 1 ∧ less