MsC 622

Iowa Author


Manuscript Register




Collection Dates: 1930 -- 1999

1 linear ft.


This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900


Posted to Internet: January 2002
Addendum: 2002



Acquisition Note: 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.


Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


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Biographical Note


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.


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.

Box List


Box 1

Dr. Katherine Bell

TMS with author's holographic corrections, pages 1 -- 200

TMS with author's holographic corrections, pages 201 -- 430

Galley proofs, 1950

Clippings and articles

Addendum to the Evelyn Harter Collection

The gift of William J. Glick, July 2002

By Evelyn Harter and M. B. Glick

Evelyn Harter and M.B. Glick. "Building the Book Beautiful." The Junior Bookshelf II:4 (July 1938). Tear sheets.

A Book Production Planning Guide. United States Information Service, Karachi, Lahore, Dacca, [circa 1960]. Pakistani revision.
Printing Design and Production from Seven Countries Singapore to Instanbul Selected and Exhibited by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York, (circa 1963). Catalog based on the Glicks' 1961 --1962 trip under U.S. State Department and AIGA auspices.

Evelyn Harter Stories and Articles in Books and Periodicals (copy of issue present except as noted)

"The Black Razor." Kansas Quarterly. Photocopy (date not noted)

"Bosom of the Family." The Virginia Quarterly Review 42:2 (Spring 1966).

"The Circus on the Stairs." The Residence Reporter (December 1988). Photocopy.

"A Congenial Deity." Northwest Review 11:1 (Fall 1970). Photocopy.

"Dear Krishnan." The Illustrated Weekly of India. Photocopy; date not noted.

"A Drift of Incense." Kansas Quarterly. Photocopy (date not noted).

"An Exhibition of Books Made for Children." The Horn Book XVIII:2 (March-April, 1942). Photocopy.

"The Flirtation." Transatlantic Review 46/47. Photocopy.

"Forty-Niners Go East." In Story III:15 (October 1933).

Box 2

"Full Trim" (a monthly commentary and criticism of bookmaking) and other articles published in Publishers' Weekly, 1931 -- 1936. Approximately 57 articles, 200 pages. Tear sheets.

"Greet You with Garlands." Southwest Review LIII:4 (Autumn 1968).

"In My Next Incarnation." The North American Review, New Series II:5/6 (November 1965). Photocopy.

"An Interview With The Eminent Professor Hugo K. O. Muttonquad." Bookmaking on the Distaff Side. New York: 1937. Photocopy.

"Kay Boyle: Experimenter." The Bookman (June-July 1932). Photocopy.

"A Kingly Exit." Prairie Schooner (Fall 1966). Photocopy.

"The Landlady." Southwest Review 60:1 (Winter 1975). Photocopy

"Next Summer in Bangkok." The Virginia Quarterly Review 54:1 (Winter 1978).

"And Now Good Morrow." The Illustrated Weekly of India XCIX:44 (November 19 -- 25, 1978). With additional photocopy.

"Odor of Sandalwood." Tear sheets; (source and date not noted).

"Paradise Lost." The Illustrated Weekly of India XCVII:51 (December 19 -- 25, 1976).

"Publication Day Party." South Dakota Review (Summer 1975). Tearsheets.

"The Red Dot." Southwest Review (Autumn 1970). Tearsheets.

"Renegade." The Antioch Review XXVI: 3 (Fall 1966).

"The Stone Lovers." Southwest Review LV:1 (Winter 1970).

"Tell Me to Go On Living," The Minnesota Review II:2 (Winter 1962).

"Till All Can Enter Paradise." The Texas Quarterly (Winter, 1975). Offprint.

"Windmill Memsahib." The Illustrated Weekly of India XCVIII:41 (October 23 -- 29, 1977).

"The Wink." The Illustrated Weekly of India. Photocopy; date not noted.

"The Wink." The Seattle Review V:1-2 (Fall 1982).

"The Life or the Work." First draft (photocopy) of an article that appeared in Books at Iowa (1984), circulated to Harter's family.


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