Guide to the Shirley Barker Papers, 1956-1960

Collection number: MC 4
Size: 2 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Shirley Barker Papers, 1956-1960, MC 4, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation: Shirley Barker, Derry, NH, July 1958 (Accession number: 23)

Collection Contents

Series 1: The Last Gentleman (New York: Random House), 1960

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1-9Typescript, with additions and corrections
Box 1, Folder 10-13Galley proof, dated March 4, 1960
Box 1, Folder 14-17Galley proof, dated April 11, 1960
Box 1, Folder 18-23Plate proof, ca. 1960

Series 2: Liza Bowe (New York: Random House), 1956

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 24Pieces from the novel, including typescript of title page, and table of contents, colophon, dedication etc
Box 1, Folder 25-30Typescript, with minor corrections
Box 1, Folder 31-33Galley proof, dated July 23, 1956
Box 1, Folder 34-36Galley proof, dated August 15, 1956
Box 1, Folder 37-41Plate proof, ca. 1956

Series 3: Swear By Apollo (New York: Random House), 1958

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1-6Typescript, with additions and corrections
Box 2, Folder 7-10Galley proof, dated November 16, 1957
Box 2, Folder 11-14Galley proof, dated December 17, 1957
Box 2, Folder 15-21Plate proof, ca. 1958