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Guide to the Evan Shelby Connell Papers M1961
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  • Access to Collection
  • Publication Rights
  • Arrangement
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical note

  • Title: Evan Shelby Connell papers
    Identifier/Call Number: M1961
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 25.0 Linear feet (44 manuscript boxes; two half baoxes; 3 flat boxes; 1 carton)
    Date (inclusive): 1946-2012
    Abstract: Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and audiovisual material, documenting the life and career of American author Evan Shelby Connell (1924-2013).
    creator: Connell, Evan S., 1924-2013

    Access to Collection

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.


    The collection is arranged into six series:
    Series 1. Personal
    Series 2. Correspondence
    Series 3. Writing
    Series 4. Photographs
    Series 5. Ephemera
    Series 6. Audiovisual

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was given by Evan S. Connell to Stanford University, Special Collections in November, 2013.

    Processing note

    The collection was processed by Ivan Josh Henriquez Nunez.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Evan Shelby Connell Papers (M1961). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and audiovisual material. The manuscripts include the original working drafts and notes, with numerous subsequent drafts and typescripts of the majority of the nineteen works written and published by Connell, most notably Mrs. Bridge (1959), Mr. Bridge (1969), and Son of the Morning Star (1984). The correspondence consists of letters he received from 1946 to late 2012 from agents, publishers, authors, colleagues, and friends.

    Biographical note

    American author (and editor and pilot), Evan Shelby Connell (1924-2013) was born in Kansas City and died in Santa Fe. He was a versatile writer, praised for his spare portrayal of repression within a fictional upper-class Midwestern family in his novels Mrs. Bridge (1959) and Mr. Bridge (1969), as well as for his account of the very real and bloody battle that was Custer's Last Stand in his non-fiction book Son of the Morning Star (1984).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American literature--20th century.