Papers of Booton Herndon, 1939-1986.


Herndon, Booton. Papers of Booton Herndon, 1939-1986.

Papers of Booton Herndon, 1939-1986.

The collection contains Herndon's working files of manuscripts for his books and articles together with related research material, correspondence, drafts, illustrative material and some proof. There are files for projected books on the American Civil Liberties Union and Mortimer Caplin, Internal Revenue commissioner, and for an unpublished novel, "Splendor in the grass" as well as books on the Ford family and motor company, Leggett's department stores, Fulton Lewis, Jr., James A. Reed, and exercise. Frequent topics for articles include sports, particularly football, World War II, and Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. Of interest is an article by Paul Gaston and Thomas Hamond on public school desegregation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Correspondents include Patty Duke Astin, Roger N. Baldwin, Mortimer Caplin, Arthur Hailey, Dorothy Kenyon, Fulton Lewis, Jr., Littauer and Wilkinson, Robert D. Loomis, Eddie Rickenbacker, William B. Spong, Max Wilkinson, and Babe Zaharias.

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