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LIT. Literary Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: LIT
Includes collections that document the work of authors and publishers, including rare works, personal papers, drafts, and correspondence, as well as illustrative examples of literary genres or text technologies.

Found in 109 Collections and/or Records:

Sir Arthur Evans Letter

 Collection — Box 145
Identifier: MSS 85-22
Scope and Contents

Letter dated April 6, 1925, Oxford regarding Evans' studies and recent publication.

Dates: 1925-04-06

Sonia Bleeker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-310
Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript drafts for Sonia Bleeker's The Sioux Indians: hunters and warriors of the plains and Pygmies, as well as a correspondence file dating between 1966-1968 containing letters and notes.

Dates: 1966-1968

Stanley E. Gontarski Grove Press Research Materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2013-0516

Personal correspondence, magazine and newspaper articles, Freedom of Information Act requests, galley proofs and unpublished manuscripts, audio and video of interviews and book readings, interview transcripts, a reel of the film "Minitaurus," and books used by Dr. Stanley Gontarski to research Barney Rosset and Grove Press.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 05/16/2013

Stephen Graham Papers

 Collection — Box Kodakboxcamera
Identifier: MSS 76-10
Scope and Contents Materials related to Stephen Graham, including a large collection of photographs, biographical materials, diaries and journals about his travels and experiences, articles and writings, samples of his poetry, art prints, and original artwork. Artifacts of interest are a Kodak box camera in a leather case, a vintage Cuban cigar box, Spanish lesson tapes and a tape recording of Persephone by Igor Stravinski. Subjects and persons of significance to the collection include: Marion Hay, Susil Gupta, John F. Ward, Orthodox Churches, air raid diaries and wartime radio show transcripts from World War II, blacks in Chicago, students, Joseph Epstein, the Balkans, Florida State University, Russia,...
Dates: Created: 1908-1975

Stetson Kennedy collection

 Collection — Box 1818
Identifier: MSS 2008-031

Articles, correspondence, memorabilia, newsclippings, and other materials related to Stetson Kennedy's professional career.

Dates: Created: 1940-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1992-2002; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2001

Susan Bradford Eppes Papers

 Collection — Box 682: Series Series 1; Series Series 2
Identifier: MSS 86-17
Scope and Contents

Personal papers of Susan Branch Bradford Eppes (1848-1942) including a biography of Eppes, photographs, correspondence, typescript works by Eppes, documentation of the Eppes family, and publications collected by Eppes.

Online Copies Available

Select materials from the Susan Bradford Eppes Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.

Dates: Created: 1850-1949

Taibbi Poems

 Collection — Box 1208
Identifier: MSS 95-3
Scope and Contents

Printed poems with half-tone photos of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King. Produced by Seabreeze Writers Council, Inc. Poems written and signed by Josephine M. Taibbi.

Dates: Other: 1968

Teresa Holloway writings

Identifier: MSS 0-330
Scope and Contents

Collection of original manuscripts by Teresa Holloway. Also, a small collection of published stories in magazines along with newspaper clippings about Holloway's career.

Dates: Created: 1950-1967

This Fair Spot manuscript

 Collection — Box 311
Identifier: MSS 0-327
Scope and Contents

Holograph manuscript with no title page of Florence White Geary's This Fair Spot; Mood of Florida Summer, Key West, L.P. Artman, 1966. A collection of poems about Florida.

Dates: 1966; Other: Date acquired: 07/08/1966

Unknown Florida manuscript

 Collection — Box 311
Identifier: MSS 0-326
Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript of preface, chapters 1 through 29, and back matter of Unknown Florida: The Caloosahatchee Counties--Glades, Hendry and Lee by Florence Fritz.  Manuscript contains handwritten and typed corrections of the author. The work was published in 1963 as Unknown Florida by the University of Miami Press.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1963

Valerie Lassman Collection of Frances Newman Research Materials

Identifier: MSS 2014-001

Research materials used by Florida State University alumna Valerie Lassman to prepare her dissertation and publication A Violet in the Sahara, her biography of Frances Newman. Includes typescript of her book.

Dates: Created: 1896-2013; Other: Majority of material found within 1924-1929; Other: Date acquired: 02/12/2014

Vic Dunaway Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2013-10-01
Scope and Contents

Personal papers of Victor Dunaway, including books by Dunaway and issues of Florida Sportsman (1969-2012) featuring articles by Dunaway.

Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information.

Dates: Created: 1969-2012; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/2013

Virgil Conner interview

 Collection — Box 141
Identifier: MSS 75-6
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript of an interview with Virgil Conner, performed on April 24, 1973, by Clifton Paisley. During the interview, Mr. Connor discusses his early college education, his relationship with Doak Campbell, his political leanings and also his experience as an 85 year old graduate student at FSU in the 1970s. This interview was research material for the article "A Graduate Student at Eighty-Five" published in Research in Review in 1973. A copy of that issue is included with the transcript.

Dates: Created: 1973; Other: Majority of material found in April 24, 1973

Vivian (Vinnie) Williams manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-315
Scope and Contents

Two typescript manuscripts of books later published by Viking Press. Greenbones (1969) is a typed early draft with no title page, apparently typed on the back of another (unidentified) manuscript. Walk Egypt (1961) is a typed draft with corrections, no title page.

Dates: 1961-1969

Walter de la Mare Correspondence

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2007-005

Correspondence by Walter de la Mare with Lucy "Clare" Kipps and Dick Hughes, comprising 29 individual letters. 6 letters are handwritten, 23 typed with some handwritten notes and signatures.

Dates: Created: 1940-1956

William Thomas (W. T.) Cash Papers

 Collection — briefcase
Identifier: MSS 2011-0614a

A collection of papers by William Thomas (W.T.) Cash. Notably, this collection contains the manuscript for his book Biennials. Personal business ledgers and other short manuscripts are also housed in this collection.

Dates: Created: approximately 1878-1951

William Warren Rogers and Robert David Ward Manuscript

 Collection — Box 321
Identifier: MSS 83-5
Scope and Contents

Corrected typescript draft of August Reckoning: Jack Turner and Racism in Post-Civil War Alabama by William Warren Rogers and Robert David Ward. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press. 1973.

Dates: 1973; Other: Date acquired: 07/28/1983

Wings of the Morning Typescript

 Collection — Box 310
Identifier: MSS 0-322

Typescript of the memoirs of Joyce Isabella Mann of New Harmony, Indiana, authored by Mary Lou Robson Fleming.

Dates: Created: 1967; Other: Date acquired: 06/07/1968

Wyatt Blassingame papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-309
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the publications and works of Wyatt Blassingame. Included are: For better or worse, 1951; manuscript entitled, In another country; The golden geyser, 1961, with a section written for Reader's Digest; The golden geyser, edited typescript; Halo of spears, 1962; Live from the devil, 1959, editor's copy with layout and notes; Medical corps heroes of World War II, 1969, galley sheets; Medical corps heroes of World War II, manuscript, first draft, notebook. There are also letters in the collection about Medical Corps heroes of World War II. They are sent to Random House, to and from the editor. Some letters are from the 92nd and 93rd...
Dates: 1951-1969