Guide to the Mary Ann Settle Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir drafts, 2005

Summary Information

Title: Mary Ann Settle Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir drafts, 2005
Collection: AC.681
Extent: 0.25 linear feet 3 folders
Abstract:

The collection includes drafts of Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir by Mary Lee Settle. The memoir continues Settle's story begun in Addie (1998) and follows the writer through her experiences in World War II and the postwar literary scene. These are copies of the manuscript pages from Mary Lee Settle given to her editor after her death.

Creator: Settle, Mary Lee

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Lee Settle (1918-2005) was a writer and winner of the National Book Award in 1978 for her novel Blood Tie. She was born in Charleston, West Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes typed drafts of Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir by Mary Lee Settle. The memoir continues Settle's story begun in Addie (1998) and follows the writer through her experiences in World War II and the postwar literary scene. These are copies of the manuscript pages from Mary Lee Settle given to her editor after her death.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three folders.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was purchased from George Brosi at Appalachian Mountain Books in 2010.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie in September 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

AC.681: "Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir," undated, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone 28608.

Container List

Learning to Fly: A Writer's Memoir drafts, undated Box 1, Folder 1-3