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Riley Hughes papers

Identifier: GTM-830622
Papers of Riley Hughes (1914-1981), writer and educator, includes letters from Saul Bellow, William Blatty, John Dos Passos, John S. Mayfield, Eugene McCarthy, Larry McMurtry, Katherine Anne Porter, J.B. Priestley, C.P. Snow, and Robert Penn Warren, among others. Other material includes files relating to the Georgetown University Writers Conference, founded by Hughes in 1960; course preparation as associate professor of English for the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; as well as manuscripts and notes for Hughe's own works.

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  • 1936-1981
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1980

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4.42 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Josephine Hughes.
Riley Hughes papers
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository