Title:Papers relating to the Western Writers' Congress, 1936-1937
Creator/Contributor:McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980, creator
The files include copies of letters written by McWilliams; letters from the secretaries of the Congress (Barbara Chevalier
and Harry Carlisle) and from writers contacted, including Humphrey Cobb, Hildegarde Flanner, Elsa Gidlow, Fulmer Mood, Frank
Scully, Upton Sinclair and Ella Winter; lists of potential sponsors and writers invited; invitations, proposed programs, minutes
of committee metings, program outlines and organizational report; and responses to the "call" signed by various authors. Included
also: a small file of material issued by the League of American Writers on authors' congresses and papers re conference of
midwest authors, l936.
Cobb, Humphrey -- 1899-1944
Flanner, Hildegarde -- 1899-1987
Gidlow, Elsa -- 1898-1986
Mood, Fulmer -- 1898-
Scully, Frank -- 1892-1964
Sinclair, Upton -- 1878-1968
League of American Writers.
Western Writers' Congress (1936 : San Francisco (Calif.))
Authors, American -- 20th century
Four issues of the Writers' Bulletin of the Western Writers' Congress, l937, removed for separate cataloging.
American author. McWilliams was one of the key sponsors of the l936 Western Writers' Congress. The organizational meeting
for the Congress was held in San Francisco, Nov. l3-l5, l936.
1 box (.4 linear ft.).
BANC MSS 81/100 c Box 1