Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990

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Author b. 1899, John Wesley, in coal mining camp near Moberly, Mo.; proletarian writer of the 30's, activist involved in labor unions and worker's rights. Published in Northern Lights and New Masses; gained recognition with Disinherited.

From the description of Papers, 1947-1981. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 13347087

Poet, editor of The Spider.

From the description of Letters, to Joseph A. Labadie, 1924-1928. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34368261

Proletarian writer and editor.

Born in a Missouri coal camp, Conroy drew upon his early experiences in factories and mines to write his first novel, The Disinherited (1933). In editing literary and leftist "little magazines" including The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil, he helped to launch writers like Richard Wright, Erskine Caldwell, and Nelson Algren. Conroy came to Chicago in 1938 to work on the Illinois Writers' Project, where he began a collaboration with Arna Bontemps to produce pioneering works on African American migration, They Seek a City (1945) and Anyplace But Here (1965), as well as several children's works based on folktales.

From the description of Jack Conroy papers, 1924-1991. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 54886246

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creatorOf Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. Letters to Rogers [manuscript] 1974-1975. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. Papers of John C. Rogers [manuscript], 1937-1973. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Tennessee Williams Collection, 1880-1993 (bulk 1930s-1970s). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. Papers, 1813-1968 (inclusive), 1909-1968 (bulk). Indiana Newspaper Project
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
creatorOf Romaine, Paul, 1906-1986. Paul Romaine papers, 1880-1986, bulk 1937-1983. Newberry Library
referencedIn Rogers, John C. Letters to John C. Rogers [manuscript] 1970-1976. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. Letters to Rogers [manuscript] 1974. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Conroy, Jack, 1899-. Letters, to Agnes Inglis, 1932. University of Michigan
referencedIn Manuscript (periodical) Records, 1933-1937 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. Papers of John C. Rogers [manuscript] 1908-74. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hansen, Harry, 1884-1977. Harry Hansen papers 1900-1970. Newberry Library
referencedIn United States. Work Projects Administration. United States Work Projects Administration records, 1524-1975 (bulk 1935-1942). Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick F. Manfred Papers 1912-1994. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Conroy, Jack, 1899-. Letter, 1931 Jun. 13, Moberly, Missouri, to Leonardo Andrea, Trenton, S.C. University of Michigan
referencedIn United States Work Projects Administration Records, 1524-1975, (bulk 1935-1942) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Granville Hicks Papers, 1906-1980 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Tennessee Williams Art Collection TXRC99-A14., ca. 1928-1980, bulk 1930s-1970s Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Siberell, Lloyd Emerson, 1905-1968. Papers, 1933-1968. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Guide to the Edward J. Falkowski Papers, 1910-1983 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Johnson, Josephine Winslow, 1910-. Papers, 1929-1970. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Corey, Paul, 1903-. Papers of Paul Corey, 1920-1992. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Rogers, John Carr, d.1979. Papers of John C. Rogers [manuscript] 1970-1978. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Jones, Madison, 1925-. Madison Jones papers, 1950-1989. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. Papers of John C. Rogers [manuscript] 1930, 1971-73. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990. Jack Conroy papers, 1924-1991. Newberry Library
creatorOf Falkowski, Edward. Papers, 1917-1983. 1930-1970 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
creatorOf American Book Collector (Chicago, Ill.). Archives of the American Book Collector, 1950-1976. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Papers, 1681-1966 (bulk 1900-1960) Houghton Library
referencedIn Frederick F. Manfred Papers, 1912-1994 University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Division. [mss]
referencedIn Tennessee Williams Collection TXRC99-A14., 1880-1993, (bulk 1930s-1970s) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Inglis, Agnes, 1870-1952. Letters, 1932-1934, to Jack Conroy. University of Michigan
referencedIn Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Earth Publishing Company. Earth Publishing Company records, 1929-1977 (bulk 1929-1932). Library of Congress
creatorOf Conroy, Jack, 1899-. Papers, 1947-1981. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. Correspondence of John C. Rogers [manuscript] (1905) 1962-76. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Papers, 1920-1940, Part II (Bullock-Levine). Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Kenneth Patchen Collection TXRC92-A43., 1929-1978 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Conroy, Jack, 1899-. Letter, 1963 Aug. 6, Midlothian, Ill., to Don Roscher, Chicago. University of Michigan
referencedIn Lewis Fried Collection of Jack Conroy MS 414., 1931-1981 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. Papers of John C. Rogers [manuscript] 1972-1973. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Louis Lozowick Papers, 1922-1974 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. H. L. Mencken letter to Jack Conroy [manuscript] October 10. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Manfred, Frederick Feikema, 1912-1994. Frederick Manfred papers, 1912-1994. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Conroy, Jack, 1899-. Letters, to Joseph A. Labadie, 1924-1928. University of Michigan
referencedIn Wagoner, David. Papers, 1943-1965. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Rogers, John C. Letters to Rogers from other authors [manuscript] 1938-1973. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981. person
associatedWith American Book Collector (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Andrea, Leonardo. person
associatedWith Babb, Sanora. person
associatedWith Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973. person
associatedWith Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000. person
correspondedWith Conroy family family
associatedWith Corey, Paul, 1903- person
associatedWith Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989. person
correspondedWith Earth Publishing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Enters, Angna, 1897-1989. person
associatedWith Falkowski, Edward. person
associatedWith Falkowski, Edward J., 1901-1984 person
associatedWith Fallon, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Fried, Lewis, collector person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Gilbert, Lou, 1909-1978. person
associatedWith Hansen, Harry, 1884-1977. person
associatedWith Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982 person
associatedWith Inglis, Agnes, 1870-1952. person
associatedWith Johnson, Curt, 1928-2008. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Josephine Winslow, 1910- person
associatedWith Jones, Madison, 1925- person
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith Lewis, H. H. person
associatedWith Light, James F. person
associatedWith Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973 person
associatedWith Manfred, Frederick Feikema, 1912-1994. person
associatedWith Manuscript (Athens, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Midwest Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972 person
associatedWith Price, Emerson. person
associatedWith Rogers, John, 1907- person
associatedWith Rogers, John C. person
associatedWith Rogers, John Carr, d. 1979. person
associatedWith Romaine, Paul, 1906-1986. person
associatedWith Roscher, Don. person
associatedWith Siberell, Lloyd Emerson, 1905-1968. person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Stracke, Win, 1908-1991. person
associatedWith Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. person
associatedWith Terry, Wayne. person
associatedWith United States. Work Projects Administration. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wagoner, David. person
associatedWith Wharton, Walter William. person
associatedWith Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. person
associatedWith Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 person
associatedWith Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Illinois. corporateBody
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United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Middle West
Illinois--Chicago
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Manuscripts, American
New Left
Radicalism in literature
Bohemianism
Working class authors--History--20th century--Sources
Radicals--History--20th century--Sources
Authors, American--History--20th century--Sources
Periodical editors--History--20th century--Sources
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Birth 1899-12-05

Death 1990-02-28

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English

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