The Resource Elithe Hamilton Kirkland Papers

Elithe Hamilton Kirkland Papers

Label
Elithe Hamilton Kirkland Papers, 1910-1992
Title
Elithe Hamilton Kirkland Papers
Inclusive dates
1910-1992
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Correspondence, drafts, typescripts, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, ephemera, and clippings constitute this collection. The bulk of this material was created by Elithe Hamilton Kirkland, although a small amount was created or maintained by her son, James Beal, the donor of this collection. Drafts, notes, and correspondence in this collection document Kirkland's writing process, including published and unpublished works as well as her working relationships with literary agent, Evelyn Oppenheimer and lyricist, Conrad Fath. Many working drafts of Kirkland's published work, as well as a wealth of unpublished poems, songs, plays, short stories, and essays are included. Her personal history is documented as well, through formats including awards, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, and resumes. Highlights include long runs of correspondence between Kirkland and her mother, her son, and her husband, Dr. R. D. Kirkland. Photographs document her life from childhood through her last years, including colleagues, friends, favorite dogs, and family members. Kirkland's interest in J. Frank Dobie is also well represented here
Action
Processed November, 1998.
Biographical or historical data
Perhaps best known for her bestselling historical romance novel, Love is a Wild Assault, Elithe Hamilton Kirkland was also a poet, songwriter, playwright, schoolteacher, and journalist.
Cataloging source
TXI
Label
Elithe Hamilton Kirkland Papers
Link
http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/archives/writers/kirkland.html
Instantiates
Note
Books from the collection cataloged separately
Control code
49889256
Cumulative index finding aids
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.
Extent
  • 59
  • (30
Governing access note
Access to some materials restricted; see Archivist for details
Immediate source of acquisition
James Beal;
Organization method
  • Arranged in the following series: 1. Works; and 2. Personal.
  • Arranged in the following series: 1. Works; and 2. Personal.
Type of unit
  • boxes
  • linear ft.)
Label
Elithe Hamilton Kirkland Papers
Link
http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/archives/writers/kirkland.html
Note
Books from the collection cataloged separately
Control code
49889256
Cumulative index finding aids
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.
Extent
  • 59
  • (30
Governing access note
Access to some materials restricted; see Archivist for details
Immediate source of acquisition
James Beal;
Organization method
  • Arranged in the following series: 1. Works; and 2. Personal.
  • Arranged in the following series: 1. Works; and 2. Personal.
Type of unit
  • boxes
  • linear ft.)

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