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Walter Van Tilburg Clark Letter to Dorothy Day

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Identifier: 2017-36
Abstract

Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909 – 1971) was an American novelist, short story writer, and educator. He ranks as one of Nevada's most distinguished literary figures of the 20th century, and was the first inductee into the 'Nevada Writers Hall of Fame' in 1988. Letter with illustrations by Walter Van Tilburg Clark sent to former student Dorothy Day in Cazenovia, New York in 1942. The two-page letter is dated March 30, with its postmarked envelope from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dates: March 30, 1942

Robert Cole Caples Correspondence with Anthony Shafton

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Identifier: 2011-17
Abstract

Anthony Shafton (1937- ) is a Chicago native, Reno resident, and author whose correspondence with Robert Cole Caples (1908-1979) began in 1964 until Caples' death. Shafton began saving the letters in 1977. Caples was a largely self-trained artist most well known for his portraits of Reno divorcees and his Indian portraits drawn during the Depression under the Federal Arts Project. Also included are other documents and letters from Rosemary Caples and Carl Heinze.

Dates: 1977-1980

Ann Ronald Papers

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Identifier: 2008-02
Abstract The Ann Ronald Papers contain materials that cover Ronald's tenure as a professor and administrator at the University of Nevada, Reno as well as her role as a leading scholar and author in the fields of nature writing and ecocriticism. A lifelong member of the Western Literature Association, many of Ronald's books, articles, and essays describe the places and landscapes of the American West, especially Nevada. Materials include book manuscript drafts, research notes, promotional items,...
Dates: 1839-2017; Majority of material found within 1970-2008