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A Guide to the Tony Hilfer Papers
Dr. Anthony Channell Hilfer (1936-2008) was a Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his B.A. from Middlebury College (1958), M.A. from Columbia University (1960), and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina (1963), he taught at UT from 1963 to 2008, specializing in crime fiction and film noir. He was the author of numerous influential books, including The Ethics of Intensity in American Fiction (1981), The Crime Novel: A Deviant Genre (1990), American Fiction Since 1940 (1992), and The New Hegemony in Literary Studies (2003).
Correspondence, manuscripts, administrative papers, course materials, newspaper articles, subject files, books, and photographs comprise the Tony Hilfer Papers, [ca. 1950s-2008], documenting Hilfer’s forty-five academic career at the University of Texas at Austin. The collection includes correspondence, particularly email from students and faculty; course materials such as essays, class readings, syllabi, and notebooks; and a manuscript for his last book, The Nothing That Is. Administrative papers relate to teaching and his position at UT. Subject files are composed of numerous academic essays, articles and newspapers, many with marginalia and notes by Hilfer. Photographs relate to his book, The Crime Novel. A decree of divorce and death certificate has been restricted.
This collection is open for research use.
A decree of divorce and a death certificate are restricted. Contact repository for further information.
A portion of these papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
Tony Hilfer Papers, [ca. 1950s-2008], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Evan Usler, April 2011