Papers of Ruth Suckow, 1887-1988.

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Papers of Ruth Suckow, 1887-1988.

The papers of Ruth Suckow document not only her life and career but also those closest to her, including her parents, Rev. William J. and Anna Kluckhohn Suckow; her sister, Ema Suckow Hunting; her husband Ferner Nuhn and his second wife (Ruth's cousin) Georgeanna Washburn DaFoe Nuhn. Materials directly related to Ruth Suckow include diaries, notes, drafts of her short stories and novels, and scholarly articles written about her. A large correspondence series includes letters from: H.L. Mencken, John T. Frederick, William Everson, John Selby, and James Hearst. There is also family correspondence including letters from her cousin, Clyde Kluckhohn. Ferner Nuhn's career as a writer, literary critic, artist, and Quaker activist is represented with research notes, drafts of articles and books, and oil portraits he painted while they were at Yaddo in the 1930s. A general subject file series includes sermons by her father, writings by her sister, and Ruth Suckow's work with the Civilian Public Service camps during World War Two. Finally, there are ten boxes of family photographs and slides. There are pictures of Ruth at almost every stage of her life, from early childhood to later years.

23.5 linear ft. (47 boxes of papers)5 linear ft. (10 boxes of photographs and slides).5 linear ft. (1 box of oil paintings)

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SNAC Resource ID: 7103291

University of Iowa Libraries

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