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Mel New collection of Harry Crews papers

Mel New collection of Harry Crews papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mel New collection of Harry Crews papers
Creator: Crews, Harry, 1935-2012
Inclusive Dates: 1986-1990
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3350
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"Harry Crews (1935-2012) was a prolific novelist, born in Bacon County, Georgia."

For futher information, see the article Harry Crews (1935-2012) at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of typewritten letters, and one handwritten note, from Harry Crews to Melvyn New, regarding Crews' novels, essays, deadlines, returning from a sabbatical, a copy of a play no one has seen, and his feelings for Mel. Correspondence are personal in nature, and the letter dated Franklin Parish, September 15, 1986, mainly regards being locked up. The collection also consists of three Blood issue: A drama in two acts typescripts, and photocopies of reviews of Body. One review is inscribed by Crews: "Mell: if not for you, we both know this book might never have been written ... Not too shabby for an old drunk written off as finished, eh?"

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Dr. Melvyn New.

Preferred Citation

Mel New collection of Harry Crews papers, ms3350, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American.
Manuscripts (documents)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this rewpository include Harry Crews papers, ms3340, Harry Crews letters, ms4015.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1986-1988
12-4Blood Issue typescripts, 1988-1989
15Reviews (photocopies), 1990