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George Ade collection

 Collection
Identifier: Am-Mss-Ade

Scope and Contents

The George Ade collection contains typed letters of George Ade to readers of his fables and plays. Many of the letters respond to readers' comments about his work. Also included is a brief commencement speech and a photograph of Ade.

Dates

  • 1904-1941

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The George Ade collection is open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Please consult with staff regarding questions about publishing materials from Williams Special Collections. Researchers are responsible for handling any copyright issues that may be associated with collections and materials.

Biographical / Historical

George Ade (1866-1944) was an American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright. His often humorous literary work included many stories in a genre he termed "modern fables." Born in rural Kentland, Indiana, he worked in the Chicago newspaper business for more than a decade before returning to write in the county where he was born. He remained active in literary and political society, and distributed much of the weath he gained from his writing philanthropically.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

The George Ade collection contains typed letters of George Ade to readers of his fables and plays. Many of the letters respond to readers' comments about his work. Also included is a brief commencement speech and a photograph of Ade.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

L2 Storage.
Title
George Ade collection
Author
Peale, Anne
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
In English.

Repository Details

Part of the Chapin Library Repository

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