Creator: Hudson, Deatt, 1931-1988
Abstract: Deatt Hudson was a Professor of English at Colorado Women's College, Denver, Colorado, who earned her B.A. from the University of Denver and an M.A. from Yale University. She earned a second M.A. from Middlebury College. Hudson wrote poetry and short stories. Personal and published writings of Deatt Hudson include correspondence, diaries, biographical materials, a baby book, class notes, a yearbook, notebooks, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Creator: Suckow, Ruth, 1892-1960
Abstract: Author Ruth Suckow was born in Iowa and moved to Denver, Colorado to join her sister Emma (.d 1923) who had moved to Denver to seek relief from tuberculosis. Suckow graduated from the University of Denver, earning a B.A. degree (English) in 1917 and an M.A. in 1918. She worked as a graduate assistant for Dr. Ida Kruse McFarlane, head of the English Department at the University. Suckow's friend during these years was Amy Carlson (later Amy Buchanan). Suckow married Ferner Nuhn in 1929. She wrote 12 books of fiction, short stories, and non-fiction works between 1924 and 1960. She wrote The Folks, a novel, published in 1934. Suckow's papers include letters, notes and postcards from Suckow to her friend Amy Carlson Buchanan spanning 1918 to 1960, as well as photographs, poetry, and two biographical sketches written by Buchanan.
Abstract: William E. Barrett (1900-1986) wrote numerous novels, short stories and articles. His novel, The Left Hand of God, was translated into ten different languages and was made into a movie, starring Humphrey Bogart. The Lilies of the Field was made into a movie starring Sidney Poitier in 1963. Barrett's work reflects the dilemmas of his society through interpersonal relationships and religious and ethical decisions made by his characters. His writings are representative of the needs of the age, and had great impact upon thousands of readers.
The collection consists of copies of Barrett's published works, original manuscripts and revisions, research materials, and correspondence relating to his writings. The collection spans the years 1926-1975, and also includes material concerning the movie adaptations of his novels.