Authors, American -- 20th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Lucius Morris Beebe was the author and editor of the Virginia City, Nevada, Territorial enterprise newspaper; also newspaper columnist for the New York Herald tribune, 1928-1947. Contains a complete file of clippings of Beebe's column "This New York" from the Herald tribune and incoming correspondence regarding his book Great railroad photographs: U. S. A.
Overview Materials relating to the research and preparation of Berlin's novel Silver Platter, about her grandmother Louise Mackay, the wife of one of the Comstock's Bonanza Kings, John Mackay. Berlin conducted her research from approximately 1947 through the publication of the book in 1957. Includes research notes and correspondence; early drafts and proofs of the novel; originals and copies of 19th and early 20th century newspapers, pamphlets and ephemera, mainly from...
Dates: 1833-1973; Majority of material found within 1948-1957
Overview Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909-1971) was a western author, editor of the Alfred Doten diaries, lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno, and writer-in-residence at the University of Nevada, Reno, 1962-1971. Collection contains five articles by or about Walter Van Tilburg Clark taken from newspapers, journals and books. Date range: 1950-1973
Overview 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
Overview Jim Folger was a student of Clark's while taking a night class on creative writing at San Francisco State University. The collection contains a handwritten letter signed by Clark from Lakespur, California, dated June 11, 1962 that critiques a short story Jim Folger submitted to Walter Van Tilburg Clark.
Overview Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909-1971) was a Western author, editor of the Alfred Doten diaries, lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno, and writer-in-residence at the University of Nevada, Reno, 1962-1971. The collection includes notes for class and public lectures; manuscripts of, and notes about Clark's term papers, short stories, articles, and novels, both published and unpublished; scrapbooks containing material related to published works, such as dust jackets, letters received, reviews,...
Dates: 1905-1997; Majority of material found within 1927-1971
Overview Virginia Coffman (1914-2005) was an American novelist best known for her Gothic novels. The collection consists primarily of materials related to Coffman's career as a popular novelist, including manuscript drafts, notes, proposals, and newspaper clippings, as well as articles, screenplay ideas, and correspondence relating to her film and screenwriter career. A small amount of personal and family material is also included.
Dates: 1907-1989; Majority of material found within 1959-1974
Overview Ray Bradbury was an American science fiction novelist and short story author. The collection contains a draft typescript of Bradbury's short story about a young boy's death in Mexico.
Overview Clel Evan Georgetta (1901-1979) was White Pine County's Assemblyman for two terms and a member of the Nevada Republican State Central Committee (1935-1942). He was instrumental in passing the six-week divorce residency requirement and authored laws on range and water rights. The collection includes typescripts of Georgetta's fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, both published and unpublished, much of it based on Nevada themes, characters, and locales; personal diaries letters to daughter Caryl...
Overview Carl Feodor Heintze (1922-2014) worked for the San Jose News (California) and was a reporter and editor for the San Jose Mercury. The collection includes unpublished manuscripts, novels, non-fiction work, short stories, and poems. Also included is correspondence from Heintze to his mother documents his Army experience during World War II and overseas experiences in France.