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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

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A Guide to the Nancie Austin Papers, 1979-1983



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Austin, Nancie
Title: The Nancie Austin Papers
Dates: 1979-1983
Abstract: Nancie Austin was a friend of Texas novelist Elithe Hamilton Kirkland, and currently resides in Wimberley, Texas. This collection is comprised of handwritten and typed letters from Texas author Elithe Hamilton Kirkland to friend Nancie Austin, of Wimberley, Texas.
Extent: 6 folders (.25 linear feet)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Biographical Note

Nancie Austin was a friend of Texas novelist Elithe Hamilton Kirkland, and currently resides in Wimberley, Texas.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of handwritten and typed letters from Texas author Elithe Hamilton Kirkland to friend Nancie Austin, of Wimberley, Texas. The letters date from 1979-1983, and relate to the friendship between Kirkland and Austin, and to the development of Kirkland’s novel, The Edge of Disrepute, published in 1984. The letters are arranged in chronological order by year, with earliest correspondence at the beginning of each folder.

Among are the undated correspondence are typed copies of “The Drama of the Word”, an address Ms. Kirkland gave before the Texas Joint Council of Teachers of English, and “pertinent statements” extracted by Ms. Kirkland from this address.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

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Index Terms

American literature--Texas--20th century--Sources.
Authors, American--20th century--Sources.
Correspondence
Austin, Nancie

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift donated by Nancie Austin, 1995.

Processing Information

Amanda Oates, 1999.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

The inventory for this collection is currently unavailable. Please contact the Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos for more information regarding this collection.

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