Authors letters collection
Collection — Box: Communal Collections 73, Placement: 4
Identifier: MSP 315
Scope and Contents
The Indiana Authors Letter Collection contains letters from some of the state's most successful authors. The collection encompasses the "Golden Age of Indiana Literature," a time period in which Hoosier authors achieved both national prominence and popular acclaim.
- ca. 1833-1930
- Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877 (Person)
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Some materials in this collection are in the public domain and others are under copyright by their creators. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Indiana writers in the late 19th and early 20th century, the "Golden Age" of Indiana literature, catered to readers who preferred writing that idealized traditional values or offered escape from an ever-changing world. A 1947 study found that Hoosier authors ranked second to New York in the number of best-sellers produced in the previous 40 years.
0.025 Cubic Feet (one folder)
Language of Materials
- Authors letters collection
- In Progress
- Adriana Harmeyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description first created 2008-03-10.
- 2022-03-04: Collection description updated to current standards, identifier updated from indial0 to MSP 315, and collection title changed from Indiana authors letter collection to Authors letters collection by Adriana Harmeyer.