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Authors, American -- West Virginia

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Agnes Smith (1906-1994), Author, Literary Manuscripts

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.4080
Overview Literary manuscripts authored by Agnes Clifford Smith, an award winning author of two published children's books and a published book of essays. The collection includes short stories, a novella, a play, and other material. There are also two short story manuscripts by West Virginia author Melville Davisson Post. This collection is unprocessed. See scope and content note for more detail.

Charles H. Ambler (1876-1957) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0743
Scope and Contents Collection includes typescripts, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Highlights include mimeographed statements relating to the Sigma Nu Foundation of West Virginia, Inc.; the inauguration of Dr. Irvin Stewart as president of West Virginia University; West Virginia authors; and the University budget. Also included are twelve typescripts of letters written from St. Petersburg, Russia, by a representative of the Ross Winans' Locomotive Works, Baltimore, Maryland (1859-1862).

Collection of West Virginia Zines

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.4283
Scope and Contents A collection of zines by West Virginia authors and artists containing poetry, artwork, and activist literature. Creators include Emily Prentice, Alexandra Miller, Liz Pavlovic, Filler Distro, and Jen Iskow, among others. Also includes issues of The Travelin Appalachian Revue and Sunday Paper, as well as an article about the Morgantown Zine Fest in October 2017 and a t-shirt. Most of the zines are artistic in nature without a specific theme, but others relate to populist, communist, and feminist...

Denise Giardina, Author, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3740
Overview Papers of author Denise Giardina, including research notebooks and draft manuscripts of her historical novels "Good King Harry", "Storming Heaven", "The Unquiet Earth", "Saints and Villains", and "Emily's Ghost". Also includes an addendum of 2014/06/30. See the scope and content note for details.

Emma Wickes Graham Scrapbook

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2468
Overview In 1931 Graham compiled this scrapbook as a class project at East Fairmont High School. Includes ten letters from West Virginia authors which narrate experiences in their lives. Correspondents are: Robert A. Armstrong, J.M. Callahan, John Harrington Cox, J. Frank Marsh, Elizabeth Davis Richards, Frank S. Townsend, Ella May Turner, Grace Yoke White, and Bettie Bush Winter. Also includes original copy of sheet music for the song "Farewell W.V.U. Farewell" with autographed photograph of composer...

John E. Allen, Jr., Collector, Two Photographs of Melville Davisson Post and Other Material

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Collection Number: A&M.3727
Overview Two photographs of Melville Davisson Post, a novelist and short-story writer noted for his writing in the detective story genre. Includes portrait of Post posing with polo stick and dog at his feet. Also includes photo of Post mounted on horse as a polo player among group of three other polo players. There are also two frames (ca. 1920s) that contained the M.D. Post photos, and a photo of an unidentified woman (1924).

Joseph F. McNeely Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0857
Scope and Contents Collection contains one typescript entitled "The Universe and Life: The Secrets of Nature Constitute a Challenge to the Inquiring Mind of the Layman as Well as the Mind of the Scientist.” This booklet is an abbreviation of “The Universe and Life,” a book written by McNeely in 1930.

Margaret Prescott Montague, Author, Letters

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Collection Number: A&M.2218
Overview Margaret Prescott Montague (1878-1955) of White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia, and Richmond, Virginia, was an American short story writer, novelist, and O'Henry Award winner in the early twentieth century; she penned some of her work under the pseudonym Jane Steger. Approximately thirty letters written by Montague to her friend Maggie McGee document Montague's personal life and literary career. Three letters at the beginning of the collection indicate how the friendship began, when McGee...

Melville Davisson Post (1871-1930) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1143
Scope and Contents These are letters between Post and publishers Edward J. Clode and W. G. Chapman and are concerned with the serial rights to “The Corrector of Destinies.”

Melville Davisson Post (1871-1930) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1635
Scope and Contents Correspondence of writer Melville Davisson Post with Louis E. Schrader, a Wheeling court reporter who edited, typed, and often forwarded Post's manuscripts to the publisher. These letters are primarily instructions for Schrader and concern Post's legal writings as well as his detective stories.