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Material Information

Title:
Wyatt Rainey Blassingame Papers
Physical Description:
1.50 : (3 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Blassingame, Wyatt Rainey ( Wyatt Rainey Blassingame )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Authors, American -- 20th century   ( lcsh )
Authors -- Correspondence   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, and copies of newspaper clippings.
Preferred Citation:
Wyatt R. Blassingame Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Wyatt Blassingame
Biographical:
Wyatt Blassingame was born in Alabama in 1909, attended Howard College, and graduated from the University of Alabama. He began his career as a writer in the 1930s as a reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser. Blassingame then moved to New York and began writing suspense stories for “pulp” magazines until 1936, when he and his wife moved to Anna Maria, Florida. Blassingame then began writing articles for many national publications, including the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s Redbook, and Harper’s. During World War II, he served in the Navy and received a bronze star as well as a Presidential Unit Citation. For several years, Blassingame taught at Manatee Junior College and at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. He has written many adult and children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as short stories, anthologies and textbooks.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - B13
usfldc handle - u29.107-b13-ead
System ID:
SFS0031924:00001


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Donation
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None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
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Preferred Citation:
Wyatt R. Blassingame Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Arrangement of Materials:
The collection is arranged alphabetically by book title. Within the book title, materials are arranged by type of material. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, and manuscripts.
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Scope and Contents
This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, and copies of newspaper clippings.
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Wyatt Rainey Blassingame Papers, Box 1 of 3
1955-1966
Scope and Contents
This box consists of 3 series: Combat Nurses, First Book of the Seashore, and First Book on American Expansion.
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1
LABEL 1 Combat Nurses
1955-1966
Scope and Contents
This series includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and research notes related to the writing and publication of Combat Nurses of World War II. An original (undated) manuscript is also included.
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1
Folder 1
Correspondence
1964-65
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Blassingame's Combat Nurses of World War II.
id17996
1
2
Correspondence
January-June, 1966
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Blassingame's Combat Nurses of World War II.
id17997
1
3
Correspondence
July-December, 1966
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Blassingame's Combat Nurses of World War II.
id17998
1
4
Correspondence
1967
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Blassingame's Combat Nurses of World War II.
id17999
1
5
Manuscripts
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains a manuscript for Blassingame's U.S. Military Nurses in World War II, later published as Combat Nurses of World War II.
id18000
1
6
Miscellaneous
1955, 1966, no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains a copies of newspaper clippings and government documents.
id18001
1
7
Research Notes
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains Wyatt Blassingame's handwritten research notes.
id18002
1
2 First Book of the Seashore
1963-1964
Scope and Contents
This series contains correspondence and an original manuscript for The First Book of the Seashore.
id18003
1
1
Correspondence
1963-1964
Scope and Contents
Correspondence pertains to the writing and publication of The First Book of the Seashore.
id18004
1
2
Manuscripts
1964
Scope and Contents
This folder contains the original manuscript for The First Book of the Seashore.
id18005
1
3 First Book on American Expansion
1964-1965
Scope and Contents
This series contains correspondence and manuscripts pertaining to the writing, research, and publication of the First Book of American Expansion. A sketch for the book cover is also included.
id18006
1
1
Correspondence
1964-1965
Scope and Contents
Correspondence pertains to the writing, research, and publication of First Book on American Expansion.
id18007
1
2
Manuscripts- Original
1965
Scope and Contents
This folder contains an original manuscript for First Book on American Expansion.
id18008
1
3
Manuscripts- Revised
no date
Scope and Contents
This folder contains a revised manuscript of First Book on American Expansion.
id18009
1
4
Miscellaneous
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains a sketch design for the book cover of First Book on American Expansion.
id18010
2
Wyatt Rainey Blassingame Papers, Box 2 of 3
1967-1968
Scope and Contents
Box consists of correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, and newspaper clippings relating to the writing and publication of four books:
1. Jake Gaither, Winning Coach
2. Juan Ponce de Leon
3. Naturalists and Explorers
4. Out-Island Doctor
id18011
2
4 Jake Gaither, Winning Coach
1967-1968
Scope and Contents
Series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and research notes.
id18012
2
1
Correspondence
1967-1968
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Wyatt Blassingame's Jake Gaither, Winning Coach.
id18013
2
2
Manuscripts
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains Blassingame's manuscript for Jake Gaither, Winning Coach.
id18014
2
3
Newspaper clippings
1967, no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains copies of newspaper articles relevant to Jake Gaither.
id18015
2
4
Research Notes
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains Wyatt Blassingame's handwritten research notes.
id18016
2
5 Juan Ponce DeLeon
1963-1965
Scope and Contents
Series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and a chapter outline for Blassingame's Ponce de Leon (1965).
id18017
2
1
Correspondence
1963-1964
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Wyatt Blassingame's Ponce de Leon.
id18018
2
2
Manuscripts
1965
Scope and Contents
Folder contains Wyatt Blassingame's original draft for Ponce de Leon.
id18019
2
3
Miscellaneous- Chapter Outline
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains a chapter outline for Ponce de Leon along with a sample of the first chapter.
id18020
2
6 Naturalists and Explorers
1964
id18033
2
1
Manuscripts
1964
Scope and Contents
Folder contains Blassingame's original manuscript for Naturalists and Explorers.
id18021
2
7 Out-Island Doctor
1961-1963
Scope and Contents
Series consists of correspondence from 1961-1963.
id18034
2
1
Correspondence
1961-1962
Scope and Contents
Contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Out-Island Doctor.
id18035
2
2
Correspondence
1963
Scope and Contents
Contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Out-Island Doctor.
id18022
3
Wyatt Rainey Blassingame Papers, Box 3 of 3
1963-1967
Scope and Contents
Box consists of series pertaining to three different publications, including Out-Island Doctor, The Boy Scout Story, and U.S. Frog-men of World War II. Materials range from manuscripts to correspondence and newspaper clippings.
id18023
3
8 Out-Island Doctor
1963
id18024
3
1
Manuscripts- Chapters 1-11
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains a manuscript with the first eleven chapters of Out-Island Doctor.
id18025
3
2
Manuscripts- Chapters 12-24
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains a manuscript with chapters 12 through 24 of Wyatt Blassingame's Out-Island Doctor.
id18026
3
3
Miscellaneous
no date
Scope and Contents
Contains maps, editorial suggestions, and other materials relevant to Out-Island Doctor.
id18027
3
4
Newspaper clippings
1963
Scope and Contents
Folder contains copies of book reviews and newspaper articles for Out-Island Doctor.
id18028
3
9 The Boy Scout Story
1965-1967
Scope and Contents
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials relating to The Boy Scout Story.
id18029
3
1
Correspondence
1965-1966
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Blassingame's The Boy Scout Story.
id18030
3
2
Correspondence
1967
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence related to the writing and publication of Blassingame's The Boy Scout Story.
id18031
3
3
Manuscripts
no date
Scope and Contents
Folder contains manuscripts for The Boy Scout Story.
id18032
3
4
Miscellaneous
1966
Scope and Contents
Folder contains miscellaneous materials related to The Boy Scout Story.
id18036
3
10 The U.S. Frogmen of World War II
1964
Scope and Contents
Series contains the original manuscript for The U.S. Frogmen of World War II.
id18037
3
1
The U.S. Frogmen of World War II
1964
Scope and Contents
Folder contains the original manuscript for The U.S. Frogmen of World War II.