MsC 646

Collection Dates: 1951 and undated
1.5 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List

Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Charlton Laird was born in Nashua, Iowa, in 1901. He attended the universities of Iowa, Columbia, and Stanford. In 1943 he went to the University of Nevada as head of the Department of English. Aside from his work as a lecturer and author, Laird was a member of the Modern Language Association of America and of the National Council of Teachers of English. He wrote extensively on language acquisition, use, and teaching.

Laird wrote two novels, Thunder on the River and West of the River, which both appeared in the early 1950s, in addition to other books and textbooks. Charlton Laird died in 1984.

Claudia Pummer, July 2004

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and correspondence concerning Laird's book Thunder on the River make up this collection.

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Charlton Laird in 1951.

Guide posted to Internet: August 2004

Box Contents List

Box 1

English at Iowa in the Twenties by Charlton Laird, undated with editing marks

Newspaper clippings, 1948 --1984

Sales promotion for Iowa Legends of Buried Treasure

Thunder on the River

Correspondence, 1951 (Laird and Wormer)

First draft (with revisions, outlines and notes) -- titled Pyesa

Second draft (with revisions and notes) -- titled Caleb (2 folders)

Box 2

Thunder on the River, cont.

Third draft (with revisions) -- titled Red Feather, White Son (2 folders)

Fourth draft (working copy with revisions) - titled Red Feather, White Son (2 folders)

Box 3

Thunder on the River, cont.

Fourth draft (carbon) -- titled Red Feather, White Son (2 folders)

Fourth draft (carbon with revisions) -- titled Red Feather, White Son

Galley proofs

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