The collection consists of the professional papers of
California writer Lucile Selk Edgerton (1896-1987)
including manuscripts of unpublished novels, original sketches, assorted printed
magazines, copies of her published novels, California research notes, some printed
items, and ephemera.
Lucile Selk Edgerton (1896-1987) graduated from East High School in Green Bay,
Wisconsin, in 1915. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism
and was an art critic for the Milwaukee Sentinel. By 1937 she was living in Los
Angeles. She was a prolific writer of short stories and novels, many of them with
Western themes, during the 1930s and 1940s. She was the author of two published
novels, In Walked Anny (1940) and Pillars of Gold (1941), a romance set in Civil War
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