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Jack Conroy papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conroy

Works, correspondence, and papers of American novelist, folklorist, and editor Jack Conroy. Conroy's novel The Disinherited, published in 1933, is considered a classic in proletarian literature and depicted in gritty detail the realities of the Great Depression. Conroy also edited radical journals The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil.

Dates: 1864-1991

Selma Walden papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-WaldenS

Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.

Dates: 1890-1979; Majority of material found within 1928-1951

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