Guide to the "We Have Some Writers" Poem, 1995

Summary Information

Title: "We Have Some Writers" Poem, 1995
Collection: AC.275
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

"We Have Some Writers" is one sheet printing of Phyllis Wilson Moore's "We Have Some Writers" as it appeared in Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Education Awareness. Volume 3, No. 1, Winter-Spring 1995. Phyllis Wilson Moore is one of West Virginia's turn of the twentieth century literary figures.

Creator: Moore, Phyllis Wilson

Biographical/Historical Note

Phyllis Wilson Moore is one of West Virginia's literature experts and authors. In 1995, Traditions, a Fairmont State College's scholarly publication, published her study of West Virginia's literature, Yes, We Have Authors: Reclaiming Our Literary History, which the WV Humanities Council later paid to re-publish and distribute 6000 copies of statewide as a free educational resource. She subsequently helped form an online source of all things literary in West Virginia called MountainLit. MountainLit has Phyllis' original essay, plus additional sections on award winners, West Virginia's African American authors, WV Children's literature, and links to individual authors' websites. She has won the John Henry Award and Appalachian Heritage magazine's the Denny G. Plattner Award, served as literary historian for the WV Humanities Council's Speaker's Bureau, and spent a year as a Scholar-in-Residence for Harrison Co. schools. In 2000, the Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission designated Phyllis as one of its Patron of the Arts. She serves on the Advisory Board of the WV Folklife Center of Fairmont State College, and is a member of the WV History Association, The Center for Black Culture and History at West Virginia University, and three different library Friends organizations.

Scope and Contents

"We Have Some Writers" is one sheet printing of Phyllis Wilson Moore's "We Have Some Writers" as it appeared in Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Education Awareness. Volume 3, No. 1, Winter-Spring 1995.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. The accession number is AC.2005.054. This collection was opened in December 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, December, 2005; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, December, 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.275. "We Have Some Writers" Poem, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Poem, 1995 Folder 1