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Authors, American -- West Virginia

Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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

Collection Number: A&M 4080

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.

Dates: ca. 1930-1970

Charles H. Ambler (1876-1957) Papers

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).

Dates: 1859-1862, 1930-1957

Collection of West Virginia Zines

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...
Dates: 2007-2017

Denise Giardina, Author, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3740
Scope and Contents Papers of Appalachian author Denise Giardina, whose 1987 novel Storming Heaven received the W. D. Weatherford Award, and 1992 novel The Unquiet Earth received the American Book Award and the Lillian Smith Book Award for fiction. The collection includes research notebooks and draft manuscripts of her historical novels Good King Harry, Storming Heaven, The Unquiet...
Dates: circa 1900-2016

Emma Wickes Graham Scrapbook

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...
Dates: 1931

James Haught, Author, Publications and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 4245
Scope and Contents

Notebook of material regarding publications authored by James A. Haught, editor emeritus of The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Includes listing of books and articles, and photocopies of articles. Most of these writings regard religion, secularism, and science. There are also digital photographs documenting Haught's career from ca. 1950-2010 and a spreadsheet identifying these images.

Dates: ca. 1960-2016

Jayne Anne Phillips, Author, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4571
Scope and Contents This collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, research notes, photographs, artifacts, and publications of author Jayne Anne Phillips.Box 1 includes original, edited, and published drafts of Jayne Anne Phillips' work, including her books Quiet Dell and MotherKind, the essay Love's Labor's Lost, and drafts of works...
Dates: ca. 1970s-2022

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

Collection Number: A&M 3727

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).

Dates: ca. 1920s

Joseph F. McNeely Papers

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.

Dates: 1950-1955

Margaret Prescott Montague, Author, Letters

Collection Number: A&M 2218
Scope and Contents Margaret Prescott Montague (1878-1955) of White Sulphur 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...
Dates: 1936-1945, undated