Foote, Shelby.

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Shelby Foote was a novelist and historian, who was born in Greenville, Miss., in 1916; attended the University of North Carolina, 1935-1937; served in the Mississippi National Guard and then as field artillery captain in Northern Ireland, 1940-1944; and worked for the Associated Press, 1944-1945. In 1949, "Tournament," his first novel, was published. Foote moved to Memphis in 1954.

From the description of Shelby Foote papers, 1935-1999 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 14121417

Born in Greenville, Mississippi; graduate of University of North Carolina; veteran of World War II with service in U.S. Marine Corps; author of Tournament and other novels and The Civil War : A Narrative, a three volume narrative history of the war.

From the description of Red River to Appomattox / by Shelby Foote. 1974. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 24691056

  • 1916: Born to Shelby Dade and Lillian Rosenstock Foote of Greenville, Miss., 17 November.
  • 1935 - 1937 : Attended University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • 1940 - 1944 : Served first in Mississippi National Guard and then as field artillery captain in Northern Ireland.
  • 1944 - 1945 : Employed for several months by Associated Press in New York.
  • 1945: Served in United States Marine Corps.
  • 1945 - 1947 : Employed by radio station WJPR, Greenville.
  • 1949: First novel, Tournament, published.
  • 1950: Follow Me Down published.
  • 1951: Love in a Dry Season published.
  • 1952: Shiloh! published.
  • 1954: Jordan County: A Landscape in Narrative published.
  • 1955 - 1960 : Awarded three Guggenheim Fellowships.
  • 1958: The Civil War: A Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville (Volume I) published.
  • 1963: The Civil War: A Narrative: Fredericksburg to Meridian (Volume II) published.
  • 1963: Guest lecturer, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
  • 1963 - 1964 : Ford Foundation fellow and playwright-in-residence, Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.
  • 1968: Writer-in-residence, Hollins College, Roanoke, Va.
  • 1974: The Civil War: A Narrative: Red River to Appomattox (Volume III) published.
  • 1978: September September published.
  • 1989: Conversations with Shelby Foote published.

For further biographical information, see Shelby Foote by Helen White and Redding S. Sugg, Jr., (1982).

From the guide to the Shelby Foote Papers (#4038), 1935-1999, (Southern Historical Collection)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Foote, Shelby. Typed letters signed (4) : Memphis, Tenn., to Calder Willingham, 1951-1975. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Walker Percy Papers, circa 1910-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Spencer, Elizabeth, 1921-. Elizabeth Spencer papers, 1911-2003 (bulk 1999-2003. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1945- (Series 1.1.1 D-H) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Jones, James, 1921-1977. James Jones Papers, 1890-1981 (bulk 1941-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn University of Virginia. Dept. of English. Papers of the Dept. of English Language and Literature [manuscript], 1956-1970. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wright, Stuart T. Stuart T. Wright papers, 1977-1986 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Ferris, William R. William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003 (names A-G). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Mississippi Authority for Educational Television. Tales of Yoknapatawpha, 1971. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kibler, James E. James E. Kibler papers, 1954-1999. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Sepich, John, 1951-. John Sepich papers, 1989-1991. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Erskine, Albert, 1911-1993. Albert Erskine papers, 1930-1999. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Shelby Foote Papers (#4038), 1935-1999 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Foote, Shelby. Red River to Appomattox / by Shelby Foote. 1974. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Papers regarding Faulkner's work as Chairman of the Writers Committee of President Eisenhower's People-to People Program [manuscript], 1956-1969. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Foote, Shelby. Shelby Foote papers, 1935-1999 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Percy-Romagosa Collection, 1972-1993, bulk 1982-1993. Loyola University New Orleans Monroe Library
creatorOf Humphrey, William. William Humphrey Papers, 1932-1992 (bulk 1944-1992). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn McMurtry, Larry. Larry McMurtry screenplays, 1979-1988 and undated. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
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associatedWith Bennett Cerf person
associatedWith Bruce Catton person
associatedWith Burden, Carter, person
associatedWith Calder Willingham person
correspondedWith Catton, Bruce person
correspondedWith Cerf, Bennett person
associatedWith Dale E. Richardson person
associatedWith Erskine, Albert, 1911-1993. person
associatedWith Faulkner's person
associatedWith Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. person
associatedWith Ferris, William R. person
correspondedWith Garrett, George P., 1929-2008 person
associatedWith Humphrey, William. person
associatedWith James Jones person
correspondedWith Jones, James person
associatedWith Jones, James, 1921-1977. person
associatedWith Kibler, James E. person
associatedWith McMurtry, Larry. person
associatedWith Memphis State University. corporateBody
associatedWith Mississippi Authority for Educational Television. corporateBody
associatedWith Mississippi National Guard. corporateBody
associatedWith Mississippi Valley Historical Collection corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. person
associatedWith Rosen, Robert person
associatedWith Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923- person
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
associatedWith Sepich, John, 1951- person
associatedWith Spencer, Elizabeth, 1921- person
associatedWith University of North Carolina (1793-1962) corporateBody
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. Dept. of English. corporateBody
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Willingham, Calder, 1922- person
associatedWith Wright, Stuart T. person
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Death 2005-06-27

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