Papers (part one), 1922-1979.


Papers (part one), 1922-1979.

Chiefly correspondence (1932-1975) and research materials, drafts and manuscripts of Owens' various writing projects, including Texas folk songs, Slave mutiny, Walking on borrowed land, Oral history of Texas oil pioneers project, Fever in the earth, Pocantico hills, Look to the river, This stubborn soil, Three friends: Bedichek, Dobie, Webb, Tales from the derrick floor, A season of weathering, Impressions of the Big Thicket, A fair and happy land. Also present: Slave mutiny plaigiarism case materials, photographs, clippings, aluminum disc recordings, and publications by other writers.

29 linear feet.

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