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Sue Ellen Bridgers Papers

Identifier: MSS 89-01

Content Description

The Sue Ellen Bridgers collections contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials relating to the first five of Bridgers’s novels, several short stories, and an autobiography. The five novels are: Home Before Dark All Together Now Notes for Another Life Sara Will Permanent Connections

Bridgers’s novels have won awards and recognition from organizations and periodicals, such as the American Library Association, Booklist, School Library Journal, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the ALAN Review. At Western Carolina University's Homecoming, Bridgers was awarded the 1991 Distinguished Service Award by the WCU Alumni Association.

Additional information on Bridgers and her work may be found in: Ted Hipple, Presenting Sue Ellen Bridgers (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1990), and THE ALAN REVIEW (Fall 1990).

Additions to this collection include manuscripts and materials related to the subsequent novels Keeping Christina (1993) and All We Know of Heaven (1995).


  • 1975 - 1996

Conditions Governing Use

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15.95 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States