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Nancy Siler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2116

This collection includes letters of appreciation from fans, correspondence with publishers, newspapers clippings and announcements, and papers related to Nancy Siler's two books, The Peculiar Miss Pickett and Miss Pickett's Secrets. The collection also contains works on the East Tennessee Baptist Hospital and a history of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville. An item of interest may be the original artwork and original manuscript for The Peculiar Miss Pickett.

Dates

  • 1950-2002

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection includes letters of appreciation from fans, correspondence with publishers, newspapers clippings and announcements, and papers related to Nancy Siler's two books, The Peculiar Miss Pickett and Miss Pickett's Secrets. The collection also contains works on the East Tennessee Baptist Hospital and a history of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nancy Julian Siler grew up in California. She is the widow of the Knoxville News-Sentinel sports editor and writer Tom Siler. Her two children reside on the West Coast. Currently, she resides in Knoxville and continues to be an active presence in the community.

In addition to being an educator in California, she has also taught in New York and Germany. After moving to Knoxville, she worked as a layout and copy editor for Miller's Advertising Department. Holt, Rinehart and Winston published The Peculiar Miss Pickett in 1951 and Miss Pickett's Secret in 1952. Also as part of this collection are several of Siler's other publications relating to East Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of 22 folders.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to Special Collections by Nancy Siler in July 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480