Guide to the Shirley Barker Papers, 1956-1960
Collection number: MC 4
Size: 2 boxes
About Shirley Barker (1911-1965)
Shirley Frances Barker, author, editor, and librarian was born in Farmington, N.H. in 1911. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire and later received masters degrees in both English and Library Science. She wrote essays, poems, short stories, and novels and was a staff member of the Towle Writers Conference at the University of New Hampshire from 1938 to 1940. She was also editorial assistant for New Hampshire Profiles magazine. She died in 1965.
About the Shirkey Barker Papers
The collection consists of typescripts, galleys, and plate proof of three of Shirley Barker’s later novels.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[Identification of item], Shirley Barker Papers, 1956-1960, MC 4, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Donation: Shirley Barker, Derry, NH, July 1958 (Accession number: 23)
Series I: The Last Gentleman (New York: Random House), 1960
|Box 1, Folder 1-9||Typescript, with additions and corrections|
|Box 1, Folder 10-13||Galley proof, dated March 4, 1960|
|Box 1, Folder 14-17||Galley proof, dated April 11, 1960|
|Box 1, Folder 18-23||Plate proof, ca. 1960|
Series II: Liza Bowe (New York: Random House), 1956
|Box 1, Folder 24||Pieces from the novel, including typescript of title page, and table of contents, colophon, dedication etc|
|Box 1, Folder 25-30||Typescript, with minor corrections|
|Box 1, Folder 31-33||Galley proof, dated July 23, 1956|
|Box 1, Folder 34-36||Galley proof, dated August 15, 1956|
|Box 1, Folder 37-41||Plate proof, ca. 1956|
Series III: Swear By Apollo (New York: Random House), 1958
|Box 2, Folder 1-6||Typescript, with additions and corrections|
|Box 2, Folder 7-10||Galley proof, dated November 16, 1957|
|Box 2, Folder 11-14||Galley proof, dated December 17, 1957|
|Box 2, Folder 15-21||Plate proof, ca. 1958|