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Walter S. Tevis manuscripts, 1959

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59m4 Walter S. Tevis manuscripts, 1959 59m4 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 16 Feb 2011 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-08-18T12:29-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Walter S. Tevis manuscripts 59m4 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.23 Cubic feet 1 box 1959 Tevis, Walter S. Arrangement note The collection is arranged sequentially by page number. Preferred Citation note 59M4: [identification of item], Walter S. Tevis manuscripts, 1959, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Scope and Contents note Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Biographical note Walter S. Tevis was an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in San Francisco on February 28, 1928. When he was eleven years old his family relocated to Madison County, Kentucky, where they had received a land grant. He served for the Navy in the Pacific Theatre during the Second World War. After returning to the United States in 1945, he studied English Literature at the University of Kentucky earning a Bachelor's and a Master's. He worked at a Lexington pool hall while studying at the University of Kentucky. After college, he became a teacher at rural Kentucky high schools. Later he taught literature at Northern Kentucky University and at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. In 1978 he moved to New York City to become a full time writer. He wrote short stories for many magazines including Redbook, Saturday Evening Post and Playboy. His novels The Hustler, The Color of Money, and The Man Who Fell to Earth were adapted into film. Tevis's work at a Lexington pool hall influenced his novel, The Hustler. Tevis died in New York City in 1984. Kentucky--Authors. Richmond (Ky.) The Hustler Part I, 1 1 1959 The Hustler Part II, 1 2 1959 The Hustler Part III, 1 3 1959 The Trouble with Harry-short story, 1 4 Undated