Ardath Mayhar Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000262

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Ardath Mayhar Collection


  • 1970-2004 (Creation)


4 boxes (4 linear feet)

Name of creator

Biographical history

Ardath Mayhar was born February 20, 1930 in Timpson Texas. Mayhar has been a bookstore owner, proofreader, and chicken farmer before turning to full-time writing in 1980. She writes across many genres, but most of her work is in the science fiction and fantasy genre. Her work is well-regarded by both scholars and readers.

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This collection includes manuscripts, papers, and publications from throughout Mayhar's career, but the bulk of the material dates from the late 1980s to the present.

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This collection is arranged alphabetically within each section of the collection. Sections include manuscripts, correspondence, and magazine articles.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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Received from Ardath Mayhar.


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Archivist's note

© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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