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James E. Crisp Accessions

Identifier: UPWC-17112

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of archival materials relating to the personal life and career of author, James Crisp from 1967-2017. Majority of the collection consists of correspondence with peers and readers of his works; awards such as The CHASS Award; reviews of Crisp’s and other’s works; legal documents concerning Denise McVea suing Crisp over reviews of Making Myth of Emily: Emily West de Zavala and the Yellow Rose of Texas Legend.


  • 1967-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical Note

Historian James E. Crisp is an author, winner of the T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award for 2005 from the Texas Historical Commission] and he is Emeritus Professor of History at North Carolina State University.


6 Linear Feet

6 boxes

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.


Correspondence, awards,reviews and legal documents pertaining to the personal life and career of James E. Crisp

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

James Crisp Accession 2017-112 is located offsite at the ARC

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James E. Crisp, 2017

Guide to the James E. Crisp Accessions
Tabitha Henderson
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Sherri Turner-Herrmann.

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA