Karlton and William Kelm Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of Karlton and William Kelm are arranged in four inter-related series, and relate primarily to the literary efforts of the two Kelm brothers. Series one contains correspondence written by and to both Karlton and William Kelm. There are letters from: Edward J. O'Brien, Wilbur Schramm, Jean Toomer, Erling Larsen, Raymond Kresensky, Lee Ver Duft, Meridel Le Sueur, and August Derleth. The next section is made up of the works on which the two brothers collaborated. Series three consists of both manuscripts and the published writings of Karlton Kelm, while the final grouping concerns William's works. Materials relating to their literary magazine, the Dubuque Dial, are found throughout the collection.
- Kelm, Karlton (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
7.00 linear feet
Language of Materials
Story writers, novelists and playwrights who did most writing in collaboration. Karlton published two novels: Brother (1936) and The Cherry Bed (1936). Correspondence with noted writers, drafts of plays, short stories, and novels, and material relating to the Dubuque Dia, a literary magazine.
Method of Acquisition
These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in the 1980s by Karlton Kelm.
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