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Dr. Hale T. Shenefield "A Personal Memoir of Theodore Dreiser" manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S1912
Identifier: S1912

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a memoir from Hale T. Shenefield regarding Theodore Dreiser.


  • circa 1940-1980s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Theodore Dreiser was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in August 27, 1871. Dreiser was an American novelist and journalist. Some of his novels are Sister Carrie (1900), Jennie Gerhardt (1911), also An American Tragedy (1925). An American Tragedy was Dreiser most successful novel. He was married to Sara Osborne White in December 28, 1898, but separated in 1909 after a series of affairs. In 1919, Theodore remarried to his cousin, Helen Patges Richardson. He also spent his life fighting against social injustice. Theodore Dreiser influenced a new generation of novelist with his works.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/12 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/12 by Masada Sparrow.
Dr. Hale T. Shenefield "A Personal Memoir of Theodore Dreiser" manuscript
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.