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Harry Crews' letters to James Leo Herlihy

Harry Crews' letters to James Leo Herlihy

Descriptive Summary

Title: Harry Crews' letters to James Leo Herlihy
Creator: Crews, Harry, 1935-2012
Inclusive Dates: 1972-1973
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: ms3834
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Harry Crews (1935-2012) was an American novelist, playwright, short story writer and essayist.

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

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters from Harry Crews to author James Leo Herlihy, from 1972-1973. Herlihy is known for his novels All Fall Down (1960) and Midnight Cowboy (1965), as well as his play Blue Denim (1958), all of which were adapted for film. The first letter concerns the University of Florida Writers' Conference, of which Crews is director. Crews updates Herlihy on the dates of the conference, discusses compensation for his attendance, and requests a picture and biographical sketch that includes Herlihy's publications. In the second letter, Crews thanks Herlihy for his praise of his book and suggests that they get together soon.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry Crews letters to James Leo Herlihy, ms 3834, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American.
Herlihy, James Leo, 1927-1993
University of Florida

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in the Hargrett Library include the Harry Crews papers, ms 3340, the Harry Crews collection, ms 3350, Harry Crews letter to James F. Wilkerson, ms 3450, Harry Crews letter to Gil Moody, ms 3451, and the Harry Crews "Knockout Artists" typescript, ms 3639, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters (2), 1972-1973