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American Crime Writers League Papers

Identifier: MSS 0398

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the American Crime Writers League's newsletters, directories, correspondence and misc materials. The bulletins are bi-monthly and contain letters and articles pertaining to mystery and true crime writing. Correspondence includes a letter to Charlotte MacLeod from writer Andre Norton.


  • 1990 - 2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 2010 November 19


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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0.40 Linear Feet (1 gray box)

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The American Crime Writers League was founded in 1988 as a national non-profit organization geared toward professional writers of true crime, mystery and short pieces.

This collection consists of the American Crime Writers League's newsletters, directories, correspondence and misc materials.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by type of material, then chronologically within each type.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Katherine Hall Page in November, 2010.

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Processed by Catherine Buck in February, 2016.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
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