Biography and History

Sherwood Anderson was an American fiction writer, best known for his short story cycle Winesburg, Ohio (1919). That work had a profound influence on American fiction, and its literary voice can be heard in Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, and others. Anderson also wrote novels including Windy McPherson's Son and Marching Men. He married three times. Eleanor Anderson was his third wife.

James Boyd was an American historical novelist. His first book, Drums (1925), is considered by some scholars to be the best novel written about the American Revolution.

Source: From the finding aid for C1317