Sherwood Anderson: His Life, His Letters, His Literature, and His Circle

Sherwood Anderson at his desk at Ripshin

Between the publication of his first novel in 1916 and his death in 1941, Sherwood Anderson published 8 novels, 4 collections of short stories, 2 collections of poetry, 1 collection of plays, and 12 works of non-fiction. 

Special Collections has a variety of materials on Anderson, given that a portion of his life was spent in nearby Marion, Virginia. While the majority of his personal and literary papers reside in The Newberry in Chicago, Illinois, Special Collections at Virginia Tech houses several manuscript collections relating to Anderson's life, works, and literary circle, as well as a biographical research file. In addition, we hold more than 250 volumes by Anderson with translations in over a dozen languages.  

This exhibit features highlights from a variety of our collections. You can access all the digitized materials through links in the "Bibliography and Resources" section, which also contains links to finding aids for all our Anderson-related collections.

Note: At the bottom of each section are arrows to navigate to the previous and next sections, or you may use the section titles at the top of the page.

Credits

This exhibit was created by Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections, University Libraries