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American literature -- Appalachian Region

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jesse Stuart, Author, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3347
Overview Letters, books, clippings, biographical and literary articles, and other papers regarding Appalachian poet and author, Jesse Stuart, gathered by family friend, Maryan Dahmer. There are over 90 letters from Stuart to Dahmer, dating from 1966 to 1976, which discuss travel, speaking engagements, publishers, opinions of authors and scholars, teaching, personal matters, etc. The collection also includes a large number of Stuart's books, many of which are first editions inscribed to Dahmer, as well...
Dates: 1934-1982

Louise McNeill, Poet, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3201
Overview Papers of Louise McNeill (Pease), 1911-1993, of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, noted twentieth century Appalachian poet and author, poet laureate of West Virginia from 1979 to 1993, and professor of history and English. Though most well-known for her lyrical poetry about the history and spirit of West Virginia, McNeill also wrote articles, short stories, essays, and her memoirs. Includes biographical materials, letters, writings, poems, photographs, audio-visual materials, artifacts, and...
Dates: circa 1861-1865, 1930-1993; Majority of material found in 1970-1993

Melville Davisson Post (1871-1930) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3673
Overview Papers of Melville Davisson Post (1869-1930), an American mystery and detective short story writer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The bulk of the materials date from 1850 to 1929 and primarily consist of Melville Davisson Post's personal and business letters and family financial and legal papers. Business letters mainly document the process of soliciting or accepting and then publishing Post's stories. Financial papers pertain to Post's personal finances in the 1920s, and...
Dates: 1811-1973; Majority of material found within 1850-1929