The University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries


Alice French Papers Edit




  • 1868-1962 (Creation)


  • 0.50 linear feet (Whole)
  • Photographs in Box 1; Film/Video in Box 1. other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    One of the most successful women writers of the later 19th century, Octave Thanet's stories and novels celebrated the status quo; she lived much of her life in Davenport, Iowa. Our holdings consist of a holograph draft of her story, The Governor's Prerogative, photographs, photocopies of other stories, and a microfilm of Voice of Nature.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Preferred Citation

    Alice French Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

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  • Related Materials

    Andrews, Clarence. "Iowa Literary History, 1971 -- 1991." Books at Iowa (April 1992)

    McQuin, Susan C. "Alice French's View of Women." Books at Iowa 20 (April 1974).

    Roba, William. "Harry Hansen's Literary Career." Books at Iowa 35 (November 1981).

    Rushton, Linda Elizabeth. The Arkansas Fiction of Alice French. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arkansas, 1982. DAI 44:1793-A

    Scrapbooks and ledger of the Octave Thanet Literary Society (RG02.0001.009)

    A letter from Andrew Carnegie to Ms. French MsL C289f

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers of Alice French (Octave Thanet) consist of 0.5 linear feet of primarily literary manuscripts. There are also photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and a microfilm, "Voices of Nature".

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