Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995

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Horgan (1903-1995) was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and spent his youth in New Mexico. He attended the Eastman School of Music, 1923-26, where he studied voice and participated in operatic productions. After leaving the Eastman School he turned to a career in writing, publishing many fiction and non-fiction works, for which he won two Pulitzer prizes and a Bancroft Prize.

From the description of Paul Horgan collection, 1923-1994, bulk 1931-1942. (University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music). WorldCat record id: 33668989

20th Century American Author.

From the description of Letter, 1962 December 4. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 51606073

Paul Horgan was born August 1903, in Buffalo, New York. His family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1914. Horgan attended New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), in Roswell, N.M. 1919-1923. Relocated to Rochester, N.Y. in 1923. In 1926 he returned to Roswell to become the librarian at NMMI and stayed there until 1942. Horgan's writing career took off between 1924-1925, when his first published poems appeared in poetry magazines. His short sotries, often about spiritual conflict, were first published in 1929. Thereafter, they appeared in a variety of magazines and were also published together as collections. Over the course of his writing career, Horgan produced seventeen novels, four volumes of short stories, five biographies, and a two volume history. He won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1955 for his history of the Rio Grande entitled, The Great river, and again in 1975 for the biography, Lamy of Santa Fe.

From the description of Manuscripts, 1935-1942. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 40693540

Paul Horgan was a writer, known for both fiction and non-fiction set in the American southwest. Born in Buffalo, New York, his family moved to New Mexico in 1915, and Horgan came to embrace his new home. He was a prolific and popular writer of short stories, novels, poetry, essays, biographies, and histories, many set in the southwest, but unlike many regional writers his work reached a wider audience, winning for him the Harper Prize and two Pulitzer Prizes in history, among many others. He held numerous jobs in academia throughout his career, and had a long affiliation with Wesleyan University.

From the description of Paul Horgan letter to to Mr. Johnstone, 1969 April 25. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 162135837

Paul Horgan was born August 8, 1903 in Buffalo, N.Y. He moved to Albuquerque with his family in 1915. In 1919 he enrolled at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell (NMMI). Upon graduation in 1923, he return to the East until he accepted the librarianship at NMMI in 1926. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946, and was subsequently employed at Wesleyan University. He died in Middletown, CT on March 8, 1995. Horgan was the author of many novels, non-fiction books, short stories, and poems. He had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize of History twice: in 1955 for Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History and in 1975 for Lamy of Santa Fe .

From the guide to the Paul Horgan "One Week Only" Collection, 1926-[1930s], (Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.)

American author.

From the description of Approaches to writing : typed manuscript : [n.p., ca. 1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269516784

From the description of Miscellaneous 1968 : autograph manuscript notebook : [Aspen, Colo.], 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646192138

From the description of Notes : autograph manuscript notebook, 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646190695

From the description of Summer 1970 : miscellaneous personal notebook : autograph manuscript notebook, 1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646283334

From the description of Notes at random : autograph manuscript notebook, 1973-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646285623

From the description of Notes at random : autograph manuscript notebook, 1972-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646285060

From the description of Miscellaneous 1968 : autograph manuscript notebook : [Aspen, Colo.], 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646194948

From the description of Notebook Summer 1972 : autograph manuscript notebook, 1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646194482

From the description of Random notes : autograph manuscript notebook, 1975-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646284624

From the description of Travels abroad : autograph manuscript travel diary, 1972 May 15-June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646278856

From the description of Notes chiefly about approaches to writing : autograph manuscript notebook signed with initials, undated [ca. 1972]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646191936

From the description of Notebook Summer 1970 : autograph manuscript notebook, 1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646194427

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creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Miscellaneous 1968 : autograph manuscript notebook : [Aspen, Colo.], 1968. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. Edmund Wilson papers 1936-1970. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Paul Horgan collection, 1923-1994, bulk 1931-1942. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Paul Horgan "One week only" collection 1926-[1930s] Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Boaz Long Files concerning the History of the School of American Research, 1930-1962 University of New Mexico. University Libraries
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Letter, 1962 December 4. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Papers of Warren Chappell, 1932, 1946, 1975-1983. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Ms. S. "The Last Photograph, April 9, 1865." Marietta College, Marietta College Library
creatorOf Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008. The saintmaker's Christmas eve / by N. Dello Joio. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sherwin, Martin J. Martin J. Sherwin collection relating to J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1910-2006 (bulk 1931-2006). Library of Congress
creatorOf Chavez, Angelico, 1910-1996. Fray Angelico Chavez collection, 1929-1996. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995. The prince goes hunting. Pantomime by Paul Horgan. Music by N. Slonimsky. [Score] Eastman School of Music
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Westinghouse summer theatre-- "The Paris feeling" / by Paul Horgan. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Rouben Mamoulian Papers, 1740-1987, (bulk 1906-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Miscellaneous 1968 : autograph manuscript notebook : [Aspen, Colo.], 1968. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Gish, Robert. Papers, 1967-1999. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977. Annie Laurie Williams records, 1922-1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951,. Letters to Alfred Kreymborg [manuscript], 1921-1956. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Notes : autograph manuscript notebook, 1969. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Typed letters signed (27) and autograph letters signed (6) : Middletown, Ct., to Charles Ryskamp, 1974 Apr. 10-1983 Nov. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Constable Correspondence, 1935-1945. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Albee, George Sumner, 1905-1964. Collection of letters to Kyle Crichton from leftist activists, screenwriters, novelists, literary critics, fans, etc., [1927]-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Letters, 1938-1973, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. Sister Beatrice / [Otto Luening]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Erik Barnouw Papers, 1920-1990. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Notebook Summer 1972 : autograph manuscript notebook, 1972. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Notes chiefly about approaches to writing : autograph manuscript notebook signed with initials, undated [ca. 1972]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Notes at random : autograph manuscript notebook, 1973-1974. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001. Erik Barnouw papers, 1920-1990. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Paul Horgan "One Week Only" Collection, 1926-[1930s] Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
referencedIn Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Ernst Bacon papers, 1926-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Notebook Summer 1970 : autograph manuscript notebook, 1970. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Van Soelen, Theodore, 1890-1964,. Letters of Theodore Van Soelen, 1950-1963. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director. Lee H. B. Malone correspondence and miscellaneous subjects, 1949-1960. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Random notes : autograph manuscript notebook, 1975-1976. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. Music for Sister Beatrice / composed by Otto Luening. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cousins, Margaret, 1905-1996. Papers, 1921-1973. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987. Papers of various American authors [manuscript], 1843-1978. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hunter family. Hunter family collection on Paul Horgan, 1929-1991. Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Mamoulian, Rouben. Rouben Mamoulian papers, 1740-1987 (bulk 1906-1987). Library of Congress
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Studio one-- The Paris feeling / by Paul Horgan. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1993. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Center for Advanced Studies. Letters, 1963-1972, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Great River : the Rio Grande : for symphony orchestra with narrator / music by Ernst Bacon ; text by Paul Horgan. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Travels abroad : autograph manuscript travel diary, 1972 May 15-June 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Center for Advanced Studies. Center for Advanced Studies Records, 1958 - 1969. Wesleyan University, Olin Library
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Material by and about Warren Chappell inserted in books in his library [manuscript], 1964-1980. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Summer 1970 : miscellaneous personal notebook : autograph manuscript notebook, 1970. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Halsband, Robert, 1914-. Robert Halsband papers, 1708-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Notes at random : autograph manuscript notebook, 1972-1973. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Paul Horgan letter to to Mr. Johnstone, 1969 April 25. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. Ford's Theatre : a few glimpses of Easter week, 1865 . / by Ernst Bacon. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008. The saintmaker's Xmas eve / N. Dello Joio. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Press of the Palace of Governors. Press of the Palace of the Governors records, 1974-1997. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1975. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. A tree on the plains : music play in 2 acts / text by Paul Horgan ; music by Ernst Bacon. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Biography -- Horgan, Paul. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Thompson, Ralph, 1904-. Papers, 1944-1956. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Fray Angélico Chávez Collection, 1929-1996 New Mexico History Museum. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
referencedIn Hunt, Myron, 1868-1952. Papers of Myron Hunt, 1815-1957 (bulk 1915-1932). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Rydal Press Collection, 1930-1967 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
referencedIn Constable (Firm). Directors' Files, Records, 1899-1959. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Papers of J.O.Seth and Oliver Seth, 1947-1963 School for Advanced Research
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Approaches to writing : typed manuscript : [n.p., ca. 1973. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Martin J. Sherwin Collection Relating to J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1910-2006, (bulk 1931-2006) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Material by and about Warren Chappell inserted in books in his library, 1964-1980. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. Manuscripts, 1935-1942. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Rose, Phyllis, 1942-. Phyllis Rose collection, 1977 - 1984. Wesleyan University, Olin Library
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associatedWith Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990. person
associatedWith Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001. person
associatedWith Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Chavez, Angelico, 1910-1996. person
associatedWith Christoph, Charles deGuire. person
associatedWith Constable (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Cousins, Margaret, 1905-1996. person
associatedWith Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008. person
associatedWith Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. corporateBody
associatedWith Farrar, Straus & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Gish, Robert. person
associatedWith Halsband, Robert, 1914- person
associatedWith Hunter family. family
associatedWith Hunt, Myron, 1868-1952. person
associatedWith Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984. person
associatedWith Johnstone, Henry W., person
associatedWith Lawrence, Frieda von Richthofen, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Long, Boaz W. (Walton), 1876-1962 person
associatedWith Luening, Otto, 1900-1996. person
associatedWith Mamoulian, Rouben. person
associatedWith Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975. person
associatedWith Muni, Paul, 1895-1967. person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Pemberton, Brock. person
associatedWith Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. person
associatedWith Press of the Palace of Governors. corporateBody
associatedWith Rose, Phyllis, 1942- person
associatedWith Ryskamp, Charles, person
associatedWith Sadleir, Michael, 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Shaw, John Bennett. person
associatedWith Sherwin, Martin J. person
associatedWith Sherwin, Martin J. person
associatedWith Sibley Music Library. Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995. person
associatedWith Thompson, Ralph, 1904- person
associatedWith Van Soelen, Theodore, 1890-1964, person
associatedWith Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Center for Advanced Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Middletown (Conn.)
Tulsa (Okla.)
Great Britain
New York (State)--Rochester
Subject
Sketches--Color--1920-1940
Publishers and Publishing
Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Musicians--Fiction
Library circulation and loans
Authors, American--20th century
American fiction--20th century
American literature--20th century
Occupation
Writer, Prose, Fiction and Nonfiction
Function
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Birth 1903-08-01

Death 1995-03-08

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