Papers, 1911-1974.

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Black, Edith O'Dell. Papers, 1911-1974.

Papers, 1911-1974.

Business and personal correspondence primarily with authors concerning their work for the GOLDEN BOOK MAGAZINE, the McClure Newspaper Syndicate, and the O'Dell News Service; some examples include Mary Hunter Austin on her autobiography, 1931; John Kendrick Bangs' humorous verses on the 1916 election; Clara Barton reminiscencing about the Dodges, 1911; F. Scott Fitzgerald on the origins of his story "Two for a Cent," 1929; Mary E. Wilkins Freeman on the market for occult themes in stories, 1928; Zona Gale on the inspiration for writing THE NEED, 1929; Francis Hackett on the trials of interviewing literary figures; and Waldemar Kaempffert on science and social order, 1940-1944. Other correspondents include Irwin S. Cobb, Philip Gibbs, Theodore Roosevelt, G.B. Shaw, H.G. Wells, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Mark Sullivan, Irving Bacheller, Mary Pickford, Lowell Thomas, Fannie Hurst, W. Somerset Maugham, Charles G. Norris, Ray Stannard Baker, Montague Glass, and Harry Houdini. Correspondence of Edith O'Dell Black and Alexander Black with John Galsworthy and others concerning the PEN club, 1922-1974. Also includes articles, clippings, pamphlets, and memorabilia concerning the McClure Newspaper Syndicate and Edith's career.

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Hackett, Francis, 1883-1962

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Barton, Clara, 1821-1912

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Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952

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Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born Sept. 24, 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota. He began writing while a student at Princeton University. He met his wife, Zelda, while serving in the US Army stationed in Alabama. His novel, This Side of Paradise, was published in 1920 and he became an instant success. He published he Great Gatsby in 1925. Fitzgerald died on December 21, 1940 of a heart attack at age 44 while living in Los Angeles and working for the film industry....

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. (1879-1958).

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American author and novelist, of Arlington, Vt. From the description of Letter, 1956 Dec. 19. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70960370 Dorothy Canfield Fisher was a skilled educator and popular author. Many of her works were written for children, but enjoyed by adults. Her stories are insightful and caring, honest and clever, and generally conservative in style and theme. She was also very active in civic and charitable concerns. From the ...

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Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945

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Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins, 1852-1930

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Gale, Zona, 1874-1938

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Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

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Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962

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Austin, Mary, 1868-1934

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Mary Hunter Austin has variously been identified as a feminist, naturalist, mystic, author, and even "woman of genius." She was one of the leading literary figures of her time, the author of 27 books and more than 250 articles, stories, poems and other short pieces. In 1900, Mary Austin settled in Carmel and became one of the founders of the literary colony. In 1918, Austin traveled to New Mexico, hoping to continue on to Mexico to conduct research on folk traditions. In New Mexico she was contr...