A Guide to the Pat LittleDog Papers, 1954-1984
Novelist, short-story writer, and journalist Pat Ellis Taylor was born June 23, 1941 in Bryan, Texas. She lived in Weisbaden, Germany during her teenage years in the mid to late 1950s. She received her B.A. in 1969 and her M.A. in 1976, both from the University of Texas at El Paso. Her first novel, Border Healing Woman, won a Southwest Book Award in 1981, and her third, Afoot in a Field of Men and Other Stories from Dallas’ East Side, won a Texas Circuit Book Award. In 1991, Taylor changed her named to Pat LittleDog and published In Search of the Holy Mother of Jobs.
This collection is comprised of diaries, typescripts, correspondence, artifacts, and published journals. The bulk of the collection is formed by the typescripts of How It Happened That I Came to Live in the West. The Correspondence series also relates to this novel. Diaries date from LittleDog’s teenage years in Germany, a red Hofner accordion belonged to LittleDog’s father. Dates range from 1954-1984. Books and periodicals cataloged separately.
Open for research.
Pat LittleDog Papers, Southwestern Writers Collection/Texas State University-San Marcos.
Gifts donated by Pat LittleDog, since 1992.
Processed by Amanda Oates, 1999.
Border Healing Woman : The Story of Jewel Babb. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981; Tonics, Tears, Roots, and Remedies : A Selection of Poems. Austin: Slough Press, 1982; Afoot in a Field of Men and Other Stories from Dallas’ East Side. Austin: Slough Press, 1983; How it Happened That I Came to Live in the West : Diary of Coyote Pat. Austin: Slough Press, 1984; The God Chaser. Austin : Slough Press, 1986; and In Search of the Holy Mother of Jobs. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 1991.
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