Joseph Hergesheimer Letter
Scope and Content
The collection includes an autobiographical letter by Joseph Hergesheimer, written from Dower House, Hergesheimer's farmhouse in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The letter regards Hergesheimer giving details about his youth and parents, schooling, books and aims, favorite authors, early struggles, etc.
- Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Joseph Hergesheimer was born in Pennsylvania in 1880. During his lifetime, he published nearly 30 novels and collections of short stories, as well as several biographies. He produced his most popular works toward the end and just after World War I: The Three Black Pennies (1917) and Java Head (1919). Hergesheimer died in New Jersey in 1954.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection includes an autobiographical letter of Joseph Hergesheimer's youth, written in 1918.
Source of Acquisition
The Joseph Hergesheimer Letter was part of a book collection purchased by the University Libraries in 1973 and transferred to Special Collections between 1973 and 1975.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Joseph Hergesheimer Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Joseph Hergesheimer Letter was completed in 1975. Additional information was completed in March 2011.
- Joseph Hergesheimer Letter, 1918
- Ashley Wellens, Student Volunteer, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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