Olsen, Tillie. Papers, 1930-1990

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Olsen, Tillie. Papers, 1930-1990

Olsen, Tillie. Papers, 1930-1990

The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, literary manuscripts by American author Tillie Olsen and others, material on the Longshoremen's Strike and the Socialist Party from during the mid-1930s, teaching material and student work, clippings, pamphlets, book reviews, awards, etc.

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Pioneering African-American writer, actress and director Alice Childress (1916-1994) was popularly known for her best-selling novel, "A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich," and her plays, most notably "Wedding Band: A Love Story in Black and White." In the 1930s she met and married Alvin Childress, best known for his role as Amos in the television series, "Amos and Andy. "She was a founding member of the American Negro Theatre, and in 1944 she and her husband Alvin appeared in "Anna ...

Reeves, Nancy, 1913-

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Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018

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Ursula K. Le Guin (b. Oct. 21, 1929, Berkeley, CA-d. Jan. 22, 2018, Portland, OR) is an author noted for fantasy, science fiction, and children's literature. Born in California, her father was an anthropologist and her mother was a writer; she was educated at Radcliffe and Columbia. Her diverse and respected short stories and novels are built on themes of balance and the environment, and often express feminist concerns. Praised for creativity, elegant prose, and complex characters and s...

Saxton, Ruth

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Scowcroft, Richard

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Richard Scowcroft joined the faculty of the Department of English at Stanford in 1947; he was appointed professor in 1957 and retired in 1979. He served as associate director and then director of the Creative Writing Program and was chair of the English department from 1976 to 1978. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Utah and then traveled for two years before pursuing graduate work at Harvard. He was a teaching fellow there from 1942-46, earned his Ph.D. in 1946, and was a Brigg...

Cliff, Michelle

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Shameless Hussy Press

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Small press founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1969 by Alta (Gerrey) and specializing in poetry, books related to women, and children's books. From the description of Shameless Hussy Press records, 1968-1989. (University of California, Santa Cruz). WorldCat record id: 29606244 ...

Kumin, Maxine, 1925-....

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Murray, Michele

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Henry, Dewitt

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Moers, Ellen, 1928-....

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Dr. Ellen Moers was a professor in the Department of English at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1972. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885740 Author and educator. From the description of Papers, 1945-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309771166 ...

Hedges, Elaine

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Elaine Ryan Hedges was born in Yonkers, New York on August 17, 1927. She lived in Baltimore, Maryland, beginning in the late 1960s until her death on June 5, 1997. She was married in 1956 to William Hedges, a college professor, and had two children: daughter, Marietta Hedges, and son, James Leonard Hedges Hedges graduated from Barnard College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies. She received a master’s degree (1950) and a doctorate degree (1970) in...

Kallet, Marilyn

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Boynton, Grace.

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MacShane, Frank

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Smith, Alice

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Rogers, Linda

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Hopkins, Glen

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Cooper, Jane, 1924-2007

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Shanahan, Thomazine

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Waterman, Ray

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Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977

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Louis Untermeyer was a noted author, editor, and translator. His tastes were eclectic, and his friendships many; he produced more than one hundred books, and volumes of letters. His numerous poetry anthologies have helped introduce verse to generations of schoolchildren. From the description of Heinrich Heine, paradox and poet, 1936. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56550722 From the description of Louis Untermeyer letter to Judith Wright McKinn...

Ettinger, Elzbieta.

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Moffat, Mary Jane

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Mary Jane Moffat taught creative writing at San Francisco State, Foothill College, and other venues. She was particularly well-known for teaching the art of autobiography and the writing of memoirs. From the description of Mary Jane Moffat papers, 1970-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863718 ...

Foley, Margaret

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