Guide to A Literary History of the American West Drafts,
1980-1987

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Western Literature Association (U.S.)
Title: A Literary History of the American West Drafts
Dates: 1980-1987 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 5 boxes (2 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 147
Summary: This collection contains the drafts of A Literary History of the American West. The drafts consist of a rough, edited, revised, and corrected version.
Repository: Utah State University.
Manuscript Collections

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Historical Note

The work and funding for A Literary History of the American West was made possible through a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and sponsored by the Western Literature Association. Augustana College, South Dakota, served as the business office and Utah State University served as the editing office for this project. J. Golden Taylor (1912—1982) served as editor-in-chief and Thomas J. Lyon served as senior editor. A Literary History of the American West is (as the title suggests) a 1,353 page book analyzing literature from the American West.

Content Description

This five-box collection contains the drafts of A Literary History of the American West. The drafts consist of a rough, edited, revised, and corrected version.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the A Literary History of the American West Drafts must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: A Literary History of the American West Drafts USU_COLL MSS 147, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 147, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by sections

Processing Note :  

Processed in July of 2004

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections & Archives by Thomas J. Lyon during the 1990s.

Bibliography :  Source:
  • The Western Literature Association, A Literary History of the American West , Texas Christian University Press, Fort Worth, 1987

Detailed Description of the Collection

Rough draft, parts one and two, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Part 1—section 1 Undated
1 2 Section 1 Undated
1 3 Section 2 Undated
1 4 Section 3 Undated
1 5 Section 3 Undated
1 6 Section 4 Undated
1 7 Part 2—section 1 Undated
1 8 Section 1 Undated

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Rough draft, part two, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 Section 2 Undated
2 2 Section 2 Undated
2 3 Section 3 Undated
2 4 Section 3 Undated
2 5 Section 4 Undated
2 6 Section 4 Undated
2 7 Section 4 Undated

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Rough draft part three, and edited draft, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 1 Part 3—section 1 Undated
3 2 Section 1 Undated
3 3 Section 2 Undated
3 4 Epilogue and index Undated
3 5 Edited draft, pp. 1—158 Undated
3 6 Edited draft, pp. 159—316 Undated

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Revised and corrected drafts , Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 1 Revised draft, pp. 1—181 Undated
4 2 Revised draft, pp. 182—308 Undated
4 3 Revised draft, pp. 309—666 Undated
4 4 Revised draft, pp. 667—786 Undated
4 5 Revised draft, pp. 787—866 Undated
4 6 Revised draft, pp. 867—1011 Undated
4 7 Index Undated
4 8 Corrected draft, pp. 318—405 Undated
4 9 Corrected draft, pp. 406—737 Undated

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Corrected draft, Undated
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 1 Corrected draft, pp. 738—1013 Undated
5 2 Corrected draft, pp. 1014—1161 Undated
5 3 Corrected draft, pp. 1162—1329 Undated

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Subjects

  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Literary History of the American West
  • Subject Terms :
  • American literature--West (U.S.)--History and criticism.
  • Geographical Names :
  • West (U.S.)--In literature.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Western Literature Association (U.S.)
  • Personal Names :
  • Lyon, Thomas J.|q(Thomas Jefferson), 1937-
  • Taylor, J. Golden

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