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Evelyn Harter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0622

Scope and Contents

Harter's first novel, Dr. Katherine Bell, was published by Doubleday in 1950. It is partially set in Iowa City. She gave a corrected typescript and a set of corrected galleys just after the novel was published.

In 1984 she wrote an article for Books at Iowa 41, "The Life or the Work," which discusses inter alia, her life as a student and her later work, including a number of stories and novels which made use of her experiences in India.

Dates

  • 1930-1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Evelyn Harter was born in Keokuk, Iowa where her father was a doctor. She completed a BA at the University of Iowa in 1925, and moved to New York City where she shared an apartment for a time with Ruth Suckow. Primarily a typographer and book designer, she worked for publishers such as Cape and Smith, Smith and Haas, and Random House. Her husband, M.B. Glick, designed for the Viking Press.

Extent

1.00 linear foot

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Harter was born in Keokuk, Iowa. Completing a BA at the University of Iowa in 1925, she moved to New York City where she shared an apartment for a time with Ruth Suckow. Primarily a typographer and book designer, she worked for publishers such as Cape and Smith, Smith and Haas, and Random House. Her first novel, Dr. Katherine Bell (Doubleday, 1950) is partially set in Iowa City. She gave a corrected typescript and a set of corrected galleys just after the novel was published.

Method of Acquisition

The manuscripts for the book were donated by the author shortly after their publication; the remainder of the collection was donated by her son, William Glick.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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