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Riley Hughes papers

Identifier: GTM-830622

Content Description

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

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.


4.42 Linear Feet (4 Hollinger Record Storage boxes + 1 Document Case)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Josephine Hughes.

Riley Hughes papers
Anna Zakarija, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057