Thomas Noble Walters Papers 1973-1979

Size
0.5 linear feet (1 archival box)
Location

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Call number
MC 00120

This collection contains original and photocopied manuscripts, typescripts and illustrations for three different edited draft versions of Thomas Noble Walter's juvenile novel, Always Next August, and one original piece of correspondence from Paul Green, author of the symphonic drama, The Lost Colony.

Thomas Noble Walters (1933-1983) was an award-winning poet and author as well as a faculty member of the English Department at North Carolina State University from 1964 until his death in 1983.

Biographical/historical note

Thomas Noble Walters (1933-1983) was an award-winning poet and author as well as a faculty member of the English Department at North Carolina State University from 1964 until his death in 1983.

Born in Tarboro, North Carolina, on November 17, 1933, Walters was awarded a Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1958. From 1958 until 1960 he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Returning to his education after service, Walters received a Masters in English Education from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in 1962 and in 1963 won a Ford Foundation grant to continue his studies. He received a Ph.D. in English Education from Duke in 1968. Walters began teaching at North Carolina State University in 1964 and was promoted to assistant professor of English Education in 1968.

Thomas Noble Walters wrote poetry, literary criticism, and juvenile fiction. He also wrote articles and book reviews for the News and Observer, the daily newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina. Along with fellow North Carolina State University English Professor, Allen Stein, Walters wrote a book of literary criticism entitled Southern Experience in Short Fiction. His other publications include Seeing in the Dark, a collection of poetry inspired by the American Cinema published in 1973, The Loblolly Excalibur and a Crown of Shag Bark with other poems in 1976 and Randolph Silliman Bourne: An American Radical in 1982. His juvenile novel, Always Next August, was published in 1977. In 1972 Thomas Noble Walters won the Charles A. Shul Poetry Contest. In 1973 he was awarded a $5000 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, which he used to write Always Next August. He was a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Scope/content

This collection contains original and photocopied manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations for three different edited draft versions of Thomas Noble Walter's juvenile novel, Always Next August, which he composed and illustrated over the course of 1973, and the Moore Publishing Company of Durham, North Carolina, published in 1977. Also included is one original letter from Paul Green, a native of Harnett County, North Carolina, World War I veteran, professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as well as author of the symphonic drama, The Lost Colony. The letter dated April 18, 1979, concerns favourable remarks Walters made about Green's play, In Abraham's Bossom.

Arrangement

Material is arranged by subject.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Noble Walters Papers, MC 00120, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Donor unknown.

Processing information

Processed by Dani Nation, 2006 August; Encoded by Dani Nation, 2006 August

Letter from Paul Green to Thomas Noble Walters 1979
Legal box 1, Folder 1
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (1 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 2
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (2 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 3
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (3 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 4
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (4 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 5
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (5 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 6
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (6 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 7
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (7 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 8
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (8 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 9
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (9 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 10
Always Next August Typescripts, Manuscripts and Illustrations (10 of 10) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 11
Always Next August Corrected Chapters (1 of 6) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 12
Always Next August Corrected Chapters (2 of 6) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 13
Always Next August Corrected Chapters (3 of 6) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 14
Always Next August Corrected Chapters (4 of 6) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 15
Always Next August Corrected Chapters (5 of 6) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 16
Always Next August Corrected Chapters (6 of 6) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 17
Always Next August Typescript First Draft (1 of 7) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 18
Always Next August Typescript First Draft (2 of 7) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 19
Always Next August Typescript First Draft (3 of 7) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 20
Always Next August Typescript First Draft (4 of 7) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 21
Always Next August Typescript First Draft (5 of 7) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 22
Always Next August Typescript First Draft (6 of 7) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 23
Always Next August Typescript First Draft (7 of 7) 1973
Legal box 1, Folder 24

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Noble Walters Papers, MC 00120, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.