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Guide to the Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers, 1922-1945
Special Collections M0050  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1945
    Collection number: Special Collections M0050
    Creator: Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945.
    Extent: 12 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Kathleen Norris, 1954 and 1963, and purchases, 1982, 1983, and 1986.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers, M0050, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Charles Gilman Norris, born 23 April 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, was an American novelist. Norris worked for several magazines before publishing his first novel in 1915. He wrote primarily novels, but also three poetic dramas. He died in 1945. Kathleen Thompson Norris, born 16 July 1880, was an American novelist. She worked for several San Francisco newspapers before marrying Charles Norris in 1909 and moving to New York. She wrote primarily novels, but also short stories and one play.

    Scope and Content

    Contains manuscripts and correspondence of Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris. Also includes photographs and articles about the two authors.

    Access Terms

    Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945.
    Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966.
    Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949.
    American literature--20th century.
    Authors, American.
    Manuscripts (for publication)

    Related Materials

    See also the Felton Vertical File on Kathleen Norris, which contains:
    • (1) obituaries of Kathleen Norris
    • (2) Book News Monthly reprint: "Kathleen Norris : the Story of the Career of a Woman Novelist of Rare Charm and Power" by Alice Faith Powell
    • (3) Confidential copy of a copyrighted article Tripe by John Riddell which satirises the Norrises and "Literary Contraception"