saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946

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Saxon, an LSU alumnus, was a resident of Baton Rouge, La. He was a historian as well as a writer of fiction.

From the description of Lafitte the pirate, 1930-1932. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 262161478

Saxon, an LSU alumnus, was a resident of Baton Rouge. He was a historian and writer of fiction.

From the description of Children of strangers, 1930-1937. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 262161476

Lyle Saxon was a feature writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune (1918-1926), state director of the Louisiana Writers' Project (1935-1942), and author of several books on the history and culture of Louisiana and New Orleans. He also befriended many of the day's most important writers, including Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, Thomas Wolfe, and William Faulkner.

From the description of Lyle Saxon miscellany, 1936, 1941. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 324999459

From the description of Lyle Saxon miscellany, 1930, 1933-1934. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 324999461

From the description of Lyle Saxon new year's greeting card, 1943. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 324998622

From the description of Flaming career of Adah Menken of New Orleans, 1934. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 324998623

From the description of Michael D. Wynne collection. Lyle Saxon papers, 1927, 1935-1937. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 324999458

From the description of Epitaph typescript and clipping, 1923. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 324999462

Lyle Saxon was born in Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 4, 1891. He is associated with the literary circle in the French Quarter of New Orleans during much of the first half of the twentieth century; he was widely known as a journalist and author of fiction and nonfiction relating primarily to historical Louisiana and New Orleans. His writings often feature racial and ethnic cultural subjects. He worked for newspapers in Chicago and New Orleans, including the Times-Picayune, 1918-1926. He was given the O. Henry Memorial Award in 1926 for the short story, "Crane River." He served as the Director of the Federal Writers' Project in Louisiana in the 1930s. Lyle Saxon died on April 9, 1946, in New Orleans.

From the description of Lyle Saxon papers, 1879-1949. (Tulane University). WorldCat record id: 587703831

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creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Children of strangers, 1930-1937. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Wynne, Michael Dayries,. Michael Wynne collection, 1809-1982 (bulk 20th century) Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn Powell, Dawn. Dawn Powell Papers, 1910-1998. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Lafitte the pirate, 1930-1932. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Corse, Carita Doggett, b. 1892. Old Florida / Carita Doggett Corse. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Lyle Saxon new year's greeting card, 1943. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Dormon, Caroline, 1888-1971. Caroline Dormon Collection 1912-1977. Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Watson Library
creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Lyle Saxon miscellany, 1930, 1933-1934. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn United States. Works Progress Administration. Federal Writers Project Collection 1935-1943. Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Watson Library
referencedIn Scott, Eva, 1877-1961. Eva Scott family papers, 1832-1959. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Francois Mignon Papers,  , 1853-1980, 1939-1980 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Butler, Thomas, 1785-1847. Butler family papers, 1663-1950. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Henry, Joseph M., Sr., 1902-ca.1979. Joe Henry Collection 1700s(copies)-1977. Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Watson Library
creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Epitaph typescript and clipping, 1923. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Douglas, Judith Hyams, 1875-1955. Judith Hyams Douglas papers, 1897-1955 (bulk 1911-1955). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Lyle Saxon papers, 1879-1949. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn Scott, Natalie, 1890-1957. Natalie Scott papers, 1855-1967. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Lyle Saxon miscellany, 1936, 1941. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Henry, Carmelite Garrett, 1871-1948. Melrose Collection 1724-1948 (bulk 1926-1947). Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Watson Library
creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Michael D. Wynne collection. Lyle Saxon papers, 1927, 1935-1937. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Flaming career of Adah Menken of New Orleans, 1934. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Tallant, Robert, 1909-1957. Papers, 1938-1957. New Orleans Public Library
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associatedWith Arny, Grace. person
associatedWith Corse, Carita Doggett, b. 1892. person
associatedWith Dormon, Caroline, 1888-1971. person
associatedWith Douglas, Judith Hyams, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Federal Writers' Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Gardiner, George H. person
associatedWith Henry, Carmelite Garrett, 1871-1948. person
associatedWith Henry, Joseph M., Sr., 1902-ca.1979. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith Laffite, Jean. person
associatedWith Lieutaud, Albert Louis. person
associatedWith Louisiana Writers' Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954 person
associatedWith Maspero's Exchange Coffee House (New Orleans, La.) corporateBody
associatedWith Menken, Adah Isaacs, 1835-1868. person
correspondedWith Mignon, Francois. person
associatedWith Napoleon House (New Orleans, La.) corporateBody
associatedWith Powell, Dawn. person
associatedWith Saxon family. person
associatedWith Scott, Eva, 1877-1961. person
associatedWith Scott, Natalie, 1890-1957. person
associatedWith Suydam, E. H. (Edward Howard), 1885-1940. person
associatedWith Tallant, Robert, 1909-1957. person
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration of Louisiana. corporateBody
associatedWith Wynne, Michael D., person
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Louisiana
Louisiana
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Louisiana
Louisiana--New Orleans
Louisiana--New Orleans
Louisiana--New Orleans
United States
Louisiana--New Orleans
Louisiana--New Orleans
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Authors, American--20th century
Arts and society--History--20th century
New Year
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Parent and child--Drama
coffee houses
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Death 1946

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