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Authors, American

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

George S. Rainey collection

Identifier: L381
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection consists of typescripts of George S. Rainey’s various writings and cassette tapes. In addition to his longer works, "Open Day" and "They Stood Up," a number of shorter works and essay are included. Much of what Rainey wrote is based on his own experiences and beliefs. “A Garrulous Hillbilly” appears to be autobiographical. The cassettes hold recordings of Rainey reciting chapters from his own work as well as speeches and stories by Elbert Hubbard and R. G....
Dates: 1918-1982

Henry W. Lawton statue dedication photographs

 Collection — Folder SP106
Identifier: SP106
Scope and Contents This collection includes 3 black-and-white photographs related to the dedication of the Henry W. Lawton statue in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 30, 1907. Two of the images are from the dedication of the statue in front of the old Marion County Courthouse, one showing James Whitcomb Riley reading poetry to the crowd below. There is also a photograph of the prominent attendees, including President Theodore Roosevelt, gathered at Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks' house. This image is a copy of...
Dates: 1907/05/30

Ida Husted Harper papers

 Collection — Folder S0595
Identifier: S0595
Scope and Contents This collection contains Ida Husted Harper's manuscript, The Associated Work of the Women of Indiana. The handwritten manuscript is 140 pages long and contains 45 chapters that relate information and statistics regarding the many missionary societies, temperance unions, literary clubs, and other organizations managed by women in Indiana up to April 1893. The collection also includes a letter sent by Mrs. Harper to Ed Hawkins regarding the publishing of her...
Dates: 1893

Indiana writers bibliography collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1595
Scope and Contents This collection includes catalogs, bibiliographies, book lists, correspondence, notes and survey forms for local authors by county collected by the Indiana State Library and compiled by public libraries, librarians, and private individuals in Indiana ranging from 1878 to 1914 regarding authors from around the state of Indiana. The correspondence is largely that of State Librarian William E. Henry. Miscellaneous materials include clippings, notes, government documents on copyright, press notices...
Dates: 1896-1914

James Alexander Thom, "Letters from Dynavac" manuscript

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2295
Scope and Contents This collection includes the original manuscript of the final draft of "Letters from Dynavac," an unpublished science fiction novel by James Alexander Thom. Written in the 1970s, Thom stated that the rapid technological progress of the computer industry made the story obsolete before it could be published.
Dates: circa 1970

James Whitcomb Riley letter

Identifier: S2167
Scope and Contents This collection contains a June 28, 1895 letter written by James Whitcomb Riley on Denison Hotel stationary and sent to Paul Trevor Payne of Wabash, Indiana regarding a job at the Bowen-Merrill Co. in Indianapolis. Payne was a nephew of Riley's sister, Mary Elizabeth Riley Payne. The envelope, also from the Denison, was addressed by Riley and includes his initials. One other item, an envelope from the Bowen-Merrill Co. postmarked June 20, 1895, was also sent to Paul Payne at Wabash and has a...
Dates: 1895/06

James Whitcomb Riley portrait print

 Collection — Folder OBC028
Identifier: OBC028
Scope and Contents This collection includes an oversize portrait print of James Whitcomb Riley, from a photograph with hand-drawn embellishments, that belonged to Theresa Vinton Pierce Krull of Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1917.
Dates: circa 1917

James Whitcomb Riley portrait sketches

 Collection — Folder OBC176
Identifier: OBC176
Scope and Contents This collection contains portrait sketches of James Whitcomb Riley from 1912 and 1944.
Dates: 1912, 1944

Jessamyn West collection

 Collection — Folder S1793
Identifier: S1793
Scope and Contents This collection includes copies of two different letters written by Jessamyn West to Reverend Mahin, both were written in 1971. The first letter discusses Jessamyn’s past history, including her childhood and professional work. The second letter is about a visit Jessamyn made to Indianapolis, Indiana and paying for the hotel that she stayed in during that trip.
Dates: 1971

Joaquin Miller collection

 Collection — Folder S0958
Identifier: S0958
Scope and Contents This collection includes one poem, entitled "To Russia" by Joaquin Miller, undated and a program for Joaquin Miller Day at the Panama-Pacific Exposition on November 10, 1915.
Dates: 1915