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Authors -- Letters and papers

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

Agnes Smith (b.1906) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1774
Scope and Contents Reflections “On Reading” delivered to a group of librarians, 1964 and correspondence of the author concerning her work. Written by Agnes Smith, a Clarksburg native.

Agnes Smith Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1877
Scope and Contents Papers of author Agnes Smith (b. 1906), including typescript of "An Edge of the Forest", a children's book published in 1959, covers for the book, and a typescript draft of a television script prepared from the book by BBC for the program "Adventures in English." There are also two letters regarding BBC use of the book (1965-66) and six short stories by Smith, generally titled “Engagements and Obituaries."

One carbon copy (typescript) of “On Words”, added 1966 Aug.

Alberta Pierson Hannum (b.1906) Manuscripts

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Collection Number: A&M.2236
Overview Manuscripts of LOOK BACK WITH LOVE and PAINT THE WIND, galley proof of THURSDAY APRIL, and copies of Hannum publications. Hannum, born in Ohio and a 1929 graduate of Ohio State University, has lived in West Virginia since 1929. She received an honorary doctorate from West Virginia University in 1968 for her writings on the Southern Highlands, the best known of which is ROSEANNA McCOY.

Alice McMechen, Collector, Papers of Artist Alvena V. Seckar

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Collection Number: A&M.4428
Overview Papers of artist and author Alvena V. Seckar, collected by her friend Alice McMechen. Collection includes newspaper and magazine articles; material regarding work-in-progress "Jewels of Memory"; invitations to Seckar's birthday parties, correspondence, photographs, artworks, and copies of two of Seckar's books.

Alvena V. Seckar, Author and Artist, Artwork and Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2002
Overview Correspondence, 1954-1968, typescripts, class notes, course outlines, clippings, pamphlets, paintings, and photographs of an artist and author. Subjects include Islamic, Arabic, and Near Eastern art and the work of Paul Hogarth. Paintings include [Coal Country Scene], oil on canvas, 25 x 30, ca. 1960; [Two Children on House Steps], oil on board, 24.5 x 28, ca. 1960; and Hazel Coal Mine, oil on board, 26 x 28, ca. 1960. This collection also includes an antique children's book slate (dating from...

Alvena V. Seckar, Author and Artist, Manuscripts and Correspondence

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Collection Number: A&M.0903
Overview Papers of Alvena Seckar, including manuscript copies, an outline, and suggestions for revision of "Mischko", a young adult novel written and illustrated by Seckar. Also includes two items of correspondence.

Alvena V. Seckar, Author and Artist, Manuscripts and Drafts of Novels

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Collection Number: A&M.0556
Overview Final manuscripts, drafts, and revisions of young adult novels written and illustrated by Alvena Seckar, including "Zuska of the Burning Hills" and "Trapped in the Old Mine".

Alvena V. Seckar, Author and Artist, Writings, Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Other Material

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Collection Number: A&M.4204
Overview Papers of artist and author Alvena Seckar, who spent much of her early life in West Virginia. Includes writings by Seckar, including both autobiographical and fictional writings; photographs, mainly of Seckar, her family, and her artwork; family documents; correspondence; scrapbooks; and other material. Please be aware that parts of the collection have been minimally processed and therefore remain in their original physical and intellectual arrangement. See "Scope and Contents" note for...

Anna Shue Atkins Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3984
Overview Papers of Anna Shue Atkins (1918-2010), a poet, writer, and schoolteacher who was born and spent her early life in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Contains Atkins's poetry and autobiographical writings, as well as her genealogical research, legal documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material. See "Scope and Content Note" and "Historical Note" for further information.

Bessie Rowland James Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2347
Overview Research notes, news clippings, photographs, and other materials gathered by James for her book, ANNE ROYALL'S USA, published by Rutgers University Press in 1972.