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Ervin Krause, Papers

Title: Ervin Krause Papers

Creator: Krause, Ervin, 1931-1970

Dates: 1953-1974

Quantity: 12 boxes (6.0 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0355

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Ervin Krause, Papers (MS 0355). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

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Biographical Note

Ervin Krause was born in Arlington, Nebraska, June 22, 1931. Attending Iowa State University from 1949-1953, he earned a BA in physics and math and wrote fiction and poetry for the university's literary journal. After he graduated, he worked as a technical writer for McDonell Aircraft in St. Louis, Missouri from 1953-1954. Krause served in the U.S Air Force from 1954-1956 and was stationed in England.

In 1956 he enrolled in the masters of English program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and continued graduate studies at UNL after earning his MA in August of 1957. Krause worked as an instructor at UNL and at the University of Wyoming before teaching literature and creative writing courses at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, beginning in 1961. In the same year, he married Loretta Loose, whom he had met at UNL.

In addition to teaching, Krause wrote both fiction and non-fiction. His short fiction won major national awards. "The Snake" won second place in the O. Henry Prize in 1963, and "The Quick and the Dead," received third place honors in 1961. Those stories, along with "Metal Sky," "The Fall," "The Witch," and "The Shooters," were included in The Best American Short Stories series, edited by Martha Foley and David Burnett in the 1960s.

Ervin Krause died in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 26, 1970. Along with numerous short stories, he had completed one military history and four novels at the time of his death.

Scope and Contents

The Ervin Krause Papers are primarily comprised of notebooks, manuscripts, and typescripts created by Ervin Krause and include short stories, novels, and nonfiction. Some of Krause's stories exist only in handwritten form in notebooks. A small amount of correspondence, both personal and professional, is also found in the collection.

Subjects:

Krause, Ervin, 1931-1970

American literature

Authors

Fiction--20th century

Fiction--20th century--Stories, plots, etc.

Fiction--Authorship

Military art and science

Short story

Series Description: Series 1: Correspondence, 1962-1974, Box 1-Box 2, Folder 4

Arranged chronologically, the letters are mostly incoming correspondence. Some drafts of letters written by Krause are found throughout the notebooks in Series 2.

Series 2: Writing, 1953-1970, Box 2, Folder 5-Box 12, Folder 5

The series consists of short stories, non-fiction, novels, outlines, and notes written by Ervin Krause. Most are edited typescripts. Works are arranged alphabetically by title, and general notebooks found at the end of the series are arranged by approximate date. The notebooks contain manuscripts, notes, and story ideas as well as drafts of correspondence and brief entries on contemporary events. Because original folder titles are indicated by quotation marks, titles of works have been italicized.

Series 3: Teaching, 1962-1968, Box 12, Folders 6-7

The series' two notebooks include reading lists, notes, assignments, memos, and test questions.

Series 4: Biographical materials, Box 12, Folder 8

The series consists of identification cards, a biographical/bibliographical questionnaire from 1969, and a bibliography of poetry and short stories by Ervin Krause.

Series 5: Collected materials, Box 12, Folders 9-11

Photographs, newspaper clippings, and collected publications are found in this series.

Container List: Series 1: CorrespondenceBox 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1962 Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1963 Box 1. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1964 Box 1. Folder 4. Correspondence, 1965-1966 Box 1. Folder 5. Correspondence, 1967 Box 1. Folder 6. Correspondence, 1968 Box 1. Folder 7. Correspondence, 1969, Jan.-June Box 1. Folder 8. Correspondence, 1969, July-Dec. Box 1. Folder 9. Correspondence, 1970, Jan.-June Box 1. Folder 10. Correspondence, 1970, July-Dec. Box 1. Folder 11. Correspondence, 1971 Box 2. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1972 Box 2. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1973 Box 2. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1974 Box 2. Folder 4. Correspondence, undated Series 2: WritingBox 2. Folder 5. A Bite of Love, edited typescript Box 2. Folder 6. Afternoon Beer, edited typescript Box 2. Folder 7. A Journey of Innocents, "chapter 1," edited typescript Box 2. Folder 8-15. A Journey of Innocents, edited typescript Box 2. Folder 16. A Matter of Discipline, edited typescript Box 2. Folder 17. Anniversary"written 1962" edited typescript, 1962(?) Box 2. Folder 18. Anniversary, edited typescript Box 3. Folder 1. Brethren in Arms, typescript Box 3. Folder 2. "The Censoring #1," notebook Box 3. Folder 3. "The Censoring #2," notebook Box 3. Folder 4. "The Censoring #3," notebook Box 3. Folder 5. The Censoring, typescript Box 3. Folder 6-9. The Censoring, edited typescript Box 4. Folder 1-4. The Censoring, edited typescript Box 4. Folder 5-6. The Censoring, "Corrections," edited typescript Box 4. Folder 7. The Crossing, edited typescript Box 4. Folder 8. Daphne, edited typescript Box 4. Folder 9. Dinner at Tilbury's, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 1. The Fall, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 2. The Inventor, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 3. Lament, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 4. The Lovers, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 5. The Metal Sky, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 6. Night Terror, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 7. The Ordeal of Ernest Stallbaum, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 8. The Quick and the Dead, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 9. Reality, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 10. The Right Hand, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 11. Shivaree, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 12. The Shooters, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 13. Spring Flood, typescript Box 5. Folder 14. The Throne of Moses, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 15. The Tower, notebook Box 5. Folder 16. The Tower, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 17. The Wake, edited typescript Box 5. Folder 18-19. Walk in the Night, edited typescript Box 6. Folder 1-2. Walk in the Night, edited typescript Box 6. Folder 3. War: the Violent Art, "Military," notebook Box 6. Folder 4. War: the Violent Art, notebook Box 6. Folder 5. War: the Violent Art, "Changes and Bibliography," edited typescript Box 6. Folder 6-8. War: the Violent Art, "Original," edited typescript Box 7. Folder 1-4. War: the Violent Art, "Draft," edited typescript Box 7. Folder 5. War: the Violent Art, "Prologue and Chapter 1," edited typescript Box 7. Folder 6-7. War: the Violent Art, "Chapter 2," edited typescript Box 7. Folder 8. War: the Violent Art, "Chapter 3," edited typescript Box 7. Folder 9. War: the Violent Art, "Chapter 4," edited typescript Box 7. Folder 10. War: the Violent Art, "Chapter 5 and appendix," edited typescript Box 7. Folder 11. War: the Violent Art, "Appendix," edited typescript Box 8. Folder 1. War: the Violent Art, edited typescript Box 8. Folder 2. War: the Violent Art, "Excerpts," edited typescript Box 8. Folder 3-5. War: the Violent Art, "returned from London Publishers, complete copy," edited typescript Box 8. Folder 6. War: the Violent Art, edited typescript Box 9. Folder 1-3. War: the Violent Art, edited typescript Box 9. Folder 4. "WWII," notebook Box 9. Folder 5. "WWII," edited typescript Box 9. Folder 6. The Warriors, edited typescript Box 9. Folder 7. The Witch, edited typescript Box 9. Folder 8. The Wolfes Come to Dinner, typescript Box 9. Folder 9. Young Wheeler Bowden, "Wheeler Outline and Wheeler Bowden #2," notebook Box 10. Folder 1. Young Wheeler Bowden, "Wheeler," notebook Box 10. Folder 2-12. Young Wheeler Bowden, edited typescript Box 11. Folder 1-3. Young Wheeler Bowden, edited typescript Box 11. Folder 4. Notebook, "Outlines," about 1953-1956 Box 11. Folder 5. Notebook, about 1958-1967 Box 11. Folder 6. Notebook, "Short stories," about 1959-1961 Box 11. Folder 7. Notebook, "Short stories," about 1960-1966 Box 12. Folder 1. Notebook, about 1963-1964 Box 12. Folder 2. Notebook, "Short stories," about 1966 Box 12. Folder 3. Notebook, "Short stories," about 1965-1967 Box 12. Folder 4. Notebook, about 1969 Box 12. Folder 5. Notebook, about 1969-1970 Series 3: TeachingBox 12. Folder 6. Teaching materials, about 1962-1964 Box 12. Folder 7. Teaching materials, about 1968 Series 4: Biographical MaterialsBox 12. Folder 8. Biographical materials Series 5: Collected MaterialsBox 12. Folder 9. Photographic prints Box 12. Folder 10. Newspaper clippings Box 12. Folder 11. Miscellaneous materials



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