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Marguerite Tjader Harris papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-781231

Dates

  • 1915-1976

Conditions Governing Access note

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Extent

2.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Biographical note

Marguerite Tjader Harris, writer, editor, and daughter of explorer Richard Tjader, was born November 24, 1901, in New York City. She attended Bryn Mawr College from 1920 to 1921, and received an A.B. from Columbia University in 1925. Harris writing career began in 1930 with the publication of her novel, Borealis. Among her more notable works are: Theodore Dreiser: A New Dimension (1965); Mother Elisabeth (1972); and Theodore Dreiser's Notes on Life (1974), as editor. She contributed numerous articles to One World, the New York Post, and Twice a Year. As editor of Direction, a magazine of the arts, from 1937 to 1945, Harris numbered many prominent American writers and artists among her acquaintances, including Sherwood Anderson, Herbert Avedon, Eskine Caldwell, John Dos Passos, Theordore Dreiser (with whom she worked closely), Langston Hughes, and John Vassos.
Title
Marguerite Tjader Harris papers
Status
completed
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
02/18/1986
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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