January 08, 2014

Read, Write

There are a wide variety of interesting, official "holidays" and observances every year, from Peach Ice Cream Day and National Frozen Foods Month to "Something on a Stick" Day and International Flirting Week.  (I could not make these up if I tried.) 

This week is Universal Letter Writing Week; although perhaps the title is a little more grandiose than necessary, it's an opportunity to highlight interesting sections of the collection.  This list contains examples and compilations of letters and correspondence from a wide range of senders, across time, and around the world. Because of the content of the letters, these compilations are scattered throughout the library.  Ask your Information Desk staff if you need help finding any of these titles!

Affectionately Yours, George Washington; a self-portrait in Letters of Friendship edited by Thomas J. Fleming.

Dear Mark Twain: Letters from His Readers edited by R. Kent Rasmussen.

Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Ernest Hemingway.

First Daughters: Letters Between U.S. Presidents and Their Daughters compiled by Gerard W. Gawalt and Ann G. Gawalt. 

Georgia O'Keeffe, Art and Letters by Georgia O’Keeffe.

Letters from America by Alexis de Tocqueville.

The Letters of Noël Coward edited by Barry Day.

Letters of the Century: America, 1900-1999 edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler. 

Letters to Our Daughters: Mothers' Words of Love edited by Kristine Van Raden and Molly Davis.
Literary Correspondence: Letters & Journals by L. Ron Hubbard.

Love Letters of Great Women edited by Ursula Doyle.

Renoir, his Life, Art, and Letters by Barbara Ehrlich White.

The Sterling Huck Letters by Sterling Huck.

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