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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Elizabeth Madox Roberts papers,

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  • Elizabeth Madox Roberts papers,


  • Drafts, notes, outlines, proofs, and other papers reflecting Roberts's influence as a regional writer in southern renaissance literature and her contribution to the agrarian literary revival of the 1920s and 1930s. Includes drafts of her published and unpublished novels, short stories, and poems. Also includes Roberts's research material pertaining to the history of Kentucky and the Louisville flood of 1937 and her mother's reminiscences of life in Kentucky before and during the Civil War.


  • Roberts, Elizabeth Madox, 1881-1941


  • -  Agrarians (Group of writers)
  • -  American fiction--20th century
  • -  American literature--Southern States
  • -  American poetry
  • -  Floods--Kentucky--Louisville
  • -  Literature
  • -  Short stories, American
  • -  Kentucky--History
  • -  Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • -  Louisville (Ky.)--History
  • -  Southern States--Intellectual life--1865


  • -  Arranged in six series. Series 1: Novels, 1926-1938; Series 2: Collections of Short Stories, 1932-1941; Series 3: Short Stories; Series 4: Poetry, 1922-1940; Series 5: Miscellaneous Writings; and Series 6: Miscellany, 1921-1932.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, Elizabeth Madox Roberts Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift, Ivor S. Roberts and others, 1943-1972.
  • -  Autographed printed copy of In the Great Steep's Garden: Poems by Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1915) transferred to Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
  • -  Author, poet, and novelist.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 500 items.
  • 10 containers.
  • 4 linear feet.


Library of Congress Control Number

  • mm78037978

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  • Open to research.

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Roberts, E. M. Elizabeth Madox Roberts papers.

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