Nancie Austin Collection of Elithe Hamilton Kirkland
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of handwritten and typed letters from Texas author Elithe Hamilton Kirkland to friend Nancie Austin, of Wimberley, Texas. The letters date from 1979-1983, and relate to the friendship between Kirkland and Austin, and to the development of Kirkland’s novel, The Edge of Disrepute, published in 1984. The letters are arranged in chronological order by year, with earliest correspondence at the beginning of each folder.
Among are the undated correspondence are typed copies of “The Drama of the Word”, an address Ms. Kirkland gave before the Texas Joint Council of Teachers of English, and “pertinent statements” extracted by Ms. Kirkland from this address.
- 1979-1983, undated
- Austin, Nancie (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Nancie Austin was a friend of Texas novelist Elithe Hamilton Kirkland from Wimberley, Texas.
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This collection is comprised of handwritten and typed letters from Texas author Elithe Hamilton Kirkland to her friend Nancie Austin, of Wimberley, Texas.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Nancie Austin, 1995.
- Guide to the Nancie Austin Collection of Elithe Hamilton Kirkland
- Amanda Oates
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- Finding aid is in English.
- 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Susannah Broyles.