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ALEXANDER KEY PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0054
1936-1981
7.20 cu.ft. (20 boxes)

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Provenance

Materials acquired from Alexander Key, Mrs. Alexander Key, and Westminster Press from 1967-1980.

Restrictions

Non-circulating; available for research.

Copyright

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.


Biographical Sketch

Alexander Key was born September 21, 1904 in La Plata, Maryland to Alexander Hill and Charlotte (Ryder) Key. The family moved to Florida soon after his birth, and he spent his first six years on the Suwanne River. His father, a cotton dealer, had one of the first sawmills and cotton gins in the area. The family business was burned by nightriders just before his father's death. Nightriders harassed anyone whose political or economic practices they didn't like. Key's mother was killed in an accident soon after, and he spent the remainder of his childhood with various relatives.

Key attended the Chicago Art Institute from 1921 to 1923. At the age of nineteen he sold his first drawing to a publisher. Impoverished and hungry, he managed to earn a living in Chicago for sixteen more years. The Depression came, and he was forced into writing as the only means of getting drawing commissions. He wrote and/or illustrated for most of the juvenile magazines and illustrated several school textbooks. Leaving Chicago, he settled on the Gulf Coast in an old house and acquired an old sloop. Key spent the next several years writing sea stories for the Saturday Evening Post and other periodicals. During World War II he joined the navy, returning briefly to the Florida Gulf Coast after the war. He married Alice Towle, December 21, 1945 and the Keys eventually settled in a remote corner of the Smoky Mountains where they built a studio home.

Key once wrote that the young are the only ones worth writing for. He wrote many thought-provoking, absorbing stories for children described as science fiction, fantasy morality myths, and true nature mysteries. A dedicated nature-lover, Key's life-long aim was to awaken in his readers a response to "the greater world that exists beyond paving." Escape to Witch Mountain, the story of two outer-space orphans searching for their own people in the ugly world of Water Street, was made into a Walt Disney film, as was the sequel Return from Witch Mountain. Key won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1972 for The Forgotten Door before his death in Eufaula, Alabama in 1979.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, material for sixteen book titles, material for short stories, original and printed greeting cards, and miscellaneous illustrations. The correspondence, arranged chronologically, consists of letters to the de Grummond Collection from both Alexander Key and his wife, Alice, and fan mail from school children. The sixteen book titles are arranged alphabetically with the material for each title arranged in the probable order in which it was created. The material for the short stories consists of illustrations for Story Parade: A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls.

Bolts, a Robot Dog (1966) is the humorous story of a robot dog who is mistaken for the navy's new Super-Thought Machine and kidnapped. For this title the collection holds holograph notes, typescripts, specification sheets, a holograph chart for illustrations, galleys, and illustrations.

Escape to Witch Mountain (1968), illustrated by Leon B. Wisdom, Jr., is the story of orphans Tia and Tony. When a mysterious man claims to be their uncle and acquires court custody, they, aware of his evil intent, run away to prevent him from enslaving their unusual powers. For this title the collection includes holograph and typescript notes and sketches, typescripts, galleys, a proof of the dust jacket, and a promotional poster. This title and the sequel, Return from Witch Mountain (1978), were both made into Walt Disney movies. The latter title is based on the Walt Disney Productions' screenplay written by Malcolm Marmorstein. Tia and Tony's visit to earth is disrupted when Tony is kidnapped by a power-crazed doctor wishing to use the boy's special powers for his own evil purposes. For this title the collection holds typescripts and proof sheets.

Flight to the Lonesome Place (1971) is the story of a boy with a computer-like mind, a girl with occult powers, and a black boy, all fleeing from deadly enemies. They find they can achieve complete safety only with the help of a disembodied voice named Marlow. For this title the collection holds holograph and typescript notes, typescripts and galleys. The Forgotten Door (1965) is the story of Little Jon, who fell through the door so swiftly and landed on the mountainside so violently that when he awoke he had no recollection of who he was or how he got there. Neither does the reader, but as Jon starts down into our world searching for help, we gradually realize that he comes from another world. The collection contains a typescript for this title.

The Golden Enemy (1969) is the story of the last bear in the world who wants to destroy mankind because man killed his entire species for sport. A boy defies the advice of his elders to seek out the bear and communicate with it. For this book the collection holds holograph and typescript notes, a typescript, and galleys. The Incredible Tide (1970) is the story of a seventeen-year-old boy who spends five years alone on a rocky island not knowing if anyone else survived the holocaust. After he is rescued he finds his troubles are only beginning. The collection holds holograph and typescript notes, a galley page, proof of the dust jacket, and a promotional poster for this book.

Jagger, the Dog from Elsewhere (1976) is the story of a great white dog with the power to send and receive thought messages which helps two young children escape death. For this title the collection holds a typescript and proof sheets. For Liberty or Death: The Narrative of William Dunbar, Partisan, Presented in Story and Picture (1936), a biography of William Dunbar, the collection holds illustrations. The Magic Meadow (1975) is the story of five crippled children who imagine themselves in another beautiful world and about one boy who finds he can help the rest of them escape to a strange new place. For this title the collection contains a typescript, proof sheets, and an illustration for the dust jacket by John Gretzer with an overlay for text. Mystery of the Sassafras Chair (1967), illustrated by Louis Segal, is the story of a sassafras chair whose wood seems to take on properties of a dead carpenter and aids a boy in revealing a murderer and a thief. The collection includes holograph and typescript notes, typescripts, and galleys for this book.

The Preposterous Adventures of Swimmer (1973) is the story of a talking river otter who escapes from captivity, experiences perilous adventures with some cruel humans and resolves the problems of various troubled people and animals. The collection contains holograph and typescript notes, a typescript, and galleys for this title. Sprockets, a Little Robot (1963) and Rivets and Sprockets (1964) both tell the story of Sprockets, who was born on the assembly line at the robot factory, and are delightful science fiction stories for the younger child. For these titles the collection holds illustrations. For The Strange White Doves: True Mysteries of Nature (1972) the collection holds a typescript, a title page layout sketch, galleys, and a dust jacket. The Sword of Aradel (1977) is the story of a medieval boy and girl who transport themselves 1000 years through time into modern New York City to find a magic sword. The collection holds a typescript and proof sheets for this title.



Related Collection

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Series and Subseries

A. Correspondence (1966-1981 and undated)

B. Books (1936-1978)

C. Short Stories (1937 and undated)

D. Greeting Cards (1967-1978 and undated)

E. Miscellaneous (undated)


Box Inventory


    Box/Folder

A. Correspondence

1/1-1/2 De Grummond Collection, to and from Alexander Key and Alice Key and Westminster Press, 1/1 1966-1971, 24 items; 1/2 1972-1981, 32 items. 1/3-5/12 Fan mail, 1/3 February 1966 - August 1967, 28 items; 1/4 September 1967 - February 1968, 29 items; 1/5 March 1968 - December 1968, 31 items; 1/6 January 1969 - February 1969, 25 items; 1/7 March 1969 - April 1969, 27 items; 1/8 April 1969 - October 1969, 30 items; 1/9 January 1970 - October 1970, photographs included, 23 items; 1/10 November 1970 - December 1970, 26 items; 1/11 January 1971 - February 1971, 32 items; 1/12 March 1971 - April 1971, 23 items; 1/13 May 1971 - June 1971, 29 items; 2/1 July 1971 - February 1972, 32 items; 2/2 March 1972 - April 1972, 33 items; 2/3 May 1972 - June 1972, 25 items; 2/4 July 1972 - December 1972, 28 items; 2/5 January 1973 - May 1973, 23 items; 2/6 July 1973 - November 1973, 24 items; 2/7 December 1973 - February 1974, 21 items; 2/8 March 1974 - April 1974, 10 items; 2/9 May 1974 - July 1974, 20 items; 2/10 October 1974 - November 1974, 10 items; 3/1 December 1974, 7 items; 3/2 January 1975 - February 1975, photoghraphs included, 13 items; 3/3 March 1975 - April 1975, 24 items; 3/4 May 1975, 29 items; 3/5 June 1975 - August 1975, photographs included, 22 items; 3/6 September 1975 - October 1975, 23 items; 3/7 November 1975 - December 1975, 13 items; 3/8 January 1976, 25 items; 3/9 February 1976 - March 1976, 6 items; 4/1 April 1976, 25 items; 4/2 April 1976 - June 1976, 30 items; 4/3 May 1976 - September 1976, 21 items; 4/4 October 1976 - November 1976, 22 items; 4/5 December 1976 - December 1976, 18 items; 4/6 January 1977, 17 items; 4/7 February 1977 - April 1977, 19 items; 4/8 April 1977, 17 items; 4/9 May 1977 - September 1977, 21 items; 4/10 October 1977, 44 items; 5/1 November 1977 - December 1977, 17 items; 5/2 January 1978 - February 1978, 33 items; 5/3 March 1978, 21 items; 5/4 March 1978, 33 items; 5/5 April 1978, 32 items; 5/6 May 1978 - June 1978, 20 items; 5/7 July 1978 - September 1978, 21 items; 5/8 October 1978 - November 1978, 25 items; 5/9 undated, photographs included, 17 items; 5/10 undated, 24 items; 5/11 undated, 25 items; 5/12 undated, 23 items.

B. Books

BOLTS, A ROBOT DOG by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1966). 6/1 Holograph notes, 4 pp. 6/1-6/2 Typescript, edited, 6/1 chapters 3-4, 26 pp.; 6/2 chapters 5-7, 39 pp. 6/3-6/6 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 13 January 1965, 6/3 front matter, chapters 1-2, pp. 7-33; 6/4 chapters 3-5, pp. 34-70; 6/5 chapters 6-7, pp. 71-94; 6/6 chapters 8-10, pp. 95-128, and end matter. 6/7 Correspondence from Westminster Press, 26 April 1965, 1 item, with enclosure; Enclosure: Specification sheets for book and jacket, 2 items. Correspondence with Westminster Press, 7 May 1965, 1 item, with enclosure; Enclosure: Holograph chart for illustrations. 6/8-6/9 Correspondence with Westminster Press, 12 May 1965, 1 item; with enclosure: Enclosure: Galleys, "queried proof," marked for typesetter, 6/8 chapters 1-5, pp. 1-25; 6/9 chapters 6-10, pp. 26-49. [Folders 6/8-9 oversize- stored in Box 19] 6/10-6/14 Illustrations, ink, 6/10 pp. 15, 24, 29, 33, 39; 6/11 51, 55, 65, 73, 78; 6/12 81, 89, 95, 99, 111; 6/13 122, 126, 135, 142, 145; 6/14 150, 158, and 169 Illustration, ink and gouache, cover. Illustration, graphite, ink, and watercolor, dust jacket. ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN by Alexander Key, illustrated by Leon B. Wisdom, Jr. (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1968). 7/1 Manuscript and typescript notes and sketches, 60 items. 7/2-7/3 Typescript, "The Castaways," preliminary versions, edited, 7/2 chapters 1-2, 49 pp.; 7/3 chapters 3-5, 51 pp. 7/4-7/7 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 7/4 chapters 1-3, pp. 1-51; 7/5 chapters 4-6, pp. 52-99b; 7/6 chapters 7-9, pp. 100-142; 7/7 chapters 10-12, pp. 142a-183, and end matter. 7/8-7/9 Galleys, "duplicate proofs, do not contain proofreader's marks," corrected, 25 August 1967, 7/8 front matter, pp. 1-31; 7/9 pp. 32-62, and end matter. Galley, "duplicate proofs, do not contain proofreader's marks," 29 November 1967, front matter, 1 p. [Folders 7/8-9 oversize- stored in Box 19]. 7/10 Proof, dust jacket. Promotional poster. [Oversize item - stored in Box 19] FLIGHT TO THE LONESOME PLACE by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1971). 8/1-8/4 Manuscript and typescript notes, 8/1 31 pp.; 8/2 39 pp.; 8/3 40 pp.; 8/4 32 pp. 8/5-8/9 Typescript, "The Blue Boy" / "Three Against the World," with holograph notes, edited, 8/5 42 pp.; 8/6 50 pp.; 8/7 48 pp.; 8/8 59 pp.; 8/9 50 pp. 9/1-9/4 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 9/1 front matter, chapters 1-3, pp. 8-59; 9/2 chapters 4-6, pp. 60-116; 9/3 chapters 7-9, pp. 117-171; 9/4 chapters 10-12, pp. 172-230, and end matter. 9/5-9/6 Galleys, "duplicate proofs, do not contain proofreader's marks," marked for typesetter, 11 September 1970, 9/5 front matter, chapters 1-7, pp. 1-42; 9/6 chapters 8-12, pp. 43-176, and end matter. [Folders 9/5-6 oversize- stored in Box 19] THE FORGOTTEN DOOR by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1965). 9/7-9/9 Typescript, carbon, "The Boy from Nowhere," 9/7 front matter, chapters 1-4, pp. 1-52; 9/8 chapters 5-8, pp. 53-103; 9/9 chapters 9-12, pp. 104-152. THE GOLDEN ENEMY by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1969). 10/1-10/4 Manuscript and typescript notes, 10/1 63 pp.; 10/2 72 pp.; 10/3 64 pp.; 10/4 51 pp. 10/5-10/7 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 11 August 1968, 10/5 front matter, chapters 1-3, pp. 7-64; 10/6 chapters 4-6, pp. 65-117; 10/7 chapters 7-10, pp. 118-188, and end matter. 10/8-10/9 Galleys, "Colonial Estimate, pp. 1-178," "queried proof, please return," marked for typesetter, 11 October 1968, 10/8 front matter, pp. 1-29; 10/9 pp. 30-57. [Folders 10/8-9 oversize- stored in Box 20] THE INCREDIBLE TIDE by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1970). 11/1-11/2 Manuscript and typescript notes, 11/1 "Early gropings for a background," 8 pp.; "First objective and preliminary gropings," 18 pp.; "Further gropings - it is clearer, but characters and their background are not yet clear," 20 pp.; 11/2 "Background and character notes," 8 pp.; 17 additional pp.; "First attempt at a beginning," 8 pp.; "Characters are taking form - some names are changed - the right name is all-important," 6 pp.; Second attempt at a beginning- new approach," 3 pp.; "At last - the right beginning with the right characters," 7 pp.; "Expanse in the middle for the author to take his bearings. When a book is under way I often pause to make notes of advice to myself," 2 pp. 11/3-11/8 Typescript with holograph notes, edited, 11/3 37 pp.; 11/4 28 pp.; 11/5 48 pp.; 11/6 35 pp.; 11/7 40 pp.; 11/8 44 pp. 11/9-12/4 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 15 August [1970], 11/9 front matter, chapters 1-2, pp. 7-36; 11/10 chapters 3-4, pp. 37-71; 12/1 chapters 5-6, pp. 72-111; 12/2 chapters 7-8, pp. 112-148; 12/3 chapters 9-10, pp. 149-178; 12/4 chapters 11-12, pp. 179-216. 12/5-12/6 Galleys, "queried proof," marked for typesetter, 27 October 1969, 12/5 chapters 1-6, pp. 1-30; 12/6 chapters 7-12, pp. 31-59, and end matter. [Folders 12/5-6 oversize- stored in Box 20] JAGGER, THE DOG FROM ELSEWHERE by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1976). 12/7-12/10 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 30 December 1975, 12/7 front matter, chapters 1-3, pp. 7-52; 12/8 chapters 4-6, pp. 53-87; 12/9 chapters 7-9, pp. 88-126; 12/10 chapters 10-12, pp. 127-167. 13/1-13/2 Page proofs, photocopies, "file, second pass," marked for typesetter, 29 April 1976, 13/1 front matter, pp. 9-63; 13/2 pp. 64-121. LIBERTY OR DEATH: THE NARRATIVE OF WILLIAM DUNBAR, PARTISAN, PRESENTED IN STORY AND PICTURE by Alexander Key (New York: Harper, 1936). 13/3-13/8 Illustrations, ink, 13/3 half title page/v, xi, 1/16; 13/4 pp. 21, 26/38, 48; 13/5 pp. 57, 25/47/100, 90/101; 13/6 pp. 113, 120/134, 155; 13/7 pp. 148/168, 182/191, ix/63/119/190; 13/8 end matter, and [dust jacket] [Folders 13/3-8 oversize- stored in Box 20] THE MAGIC MEADOW by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975). 13/9-13/12 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked by typesetter, 8 July 1974, 13/9 front matter, chapters 1-2, pp. 7-40; 13/10 chapters 3-5, pp. 41-93; 13/11 chapters 6-7, pp. 94-129; 13/12 chapters 8-10, pp. 130-175. 13/13-13/14 Proof sheets, photocopy, "file, second pass," " queried proof, please return," marked for typesetter, 16 August 1974, 13/13 front matter, chapters 1-5, pp. 13-69; 13/14 chapters 6-10, pp. 70-124. Page proofs, photocopy, "file, second pass," marked for typesetter, 1 October 1974, front matter, 8 pp. 13/15 Illustration by John Gretzer, graphite and chalk, with overlay for text, dust jacket. MYSTERY OF THE SASSAFRAS CHAIR by Alexander Key, illustrated by Louis Segal (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1967). 14/1 Manuscript and typescript notes, edited, 16 pp. 14/2-14/3 Typescript, edited, 14/2 chapters 1-3, 36 pp.; 14/3 chapters 4-6, 38 pp. 14/4-14/7 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 20 June 1966, 14/4 front matter, chapters 1-3, pp. 7-38; 14/5 chapters 4-6, pp. 45-90; 14/6 chapters 7-9, pp. 91-138; 14/7 chapters 10-12, pp. 139-184, and end matter. 14/8-14/10 Galleys, edited and marked for typesetter, 14/8 front matter, pp. 1-17; 14/9 pp. 18-34; 14/10 pp. 35-53. [Folders 14/8-10 oversize- stored in Box 20] THE PREPOSTEROUS ADVENTURES OF SWIMMER by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1973). 14/11 Manuscript and typescript notes, "Scribblings for `The Outrageous Adventures of Swimmer'," "the struggle for a beginning," 22 pp.; "thoughts to keep in mind," 4 pp.; "chapter notes and story progression," 8 pp.; "notes for story's climax," 5 pp.; "character notes and dramatic personas," 8 pp.; 15/1-15/7 Manuscript and typescript notes, 15/1 41 pp.; 15/2 43 pp.; 15/3 41 pp.; 15/4 46 pp.; 15/5 45 pp.; 15/6 41 pp.; 15/7 49 pp. 15/8-16/2 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 21 February 1973, 15/8 front matter, chapters 1-3, pp. 7-53; 15/9 chapters 4-6, pp. 54-105; 16/1 chapters 7-8, pp. 106-146; 16/2 chapters 9-10, pp. 147-185. 16/3-16/4 Galleys, "file," edited and marked for typesetter, 7 June 1973, 16/3 front matter, chapters 1-6, pp. 1-25; 16/4 chapters 7-10, pp. 26-45. [Folders 16/3-4 oversize- stored in Box 20] RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN by Alexander Key, based on Walt Disney Productions' motion picture, screenplay written by Malcolm Marmorstein, based on characters created by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1978). 16/5-16/8 Typescript, carbon, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 25 October 1977, 16/5 front matter, chapters 1-3, pp. 7-40; 16/6 chapters 4-6, pp. 45-82; 16/7 chapters 7-10, pp. 83-126; 16/8 chapters 11-14, pp. 127-179. 16/9-12 Correspondence from Pocket Books, 19 November 1980, 1 p., with enclosure; Enclosure: Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 16/9 chapters 1-3, pp. 3-40; 16/10 chapters 4-7, pp. 41-89; 16/11 chapters 8-11, pp. 90-136; 16/12 chapters 12-14, pp. 137-175. 17/1-17/2 Proof sheets, photocopies, "Disney changes in red," edited, 10 November 1977, 17/1 front matter, pp. 9-75; 17/2 pp. 76-144. RIVETS AND SPROCKETS by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1964). 17/3 Illustration, ink and watercolor, with text paste-ups, dust jacket. SPROCKETS - A LITTLE ROBOT by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1963). 17/4 Illustration, graphite and ink, title page. Photocopies, "samples," of half title page and title page. THE STRANGE WHITE DOVES: TRUE MYSTERIES OF NATURE by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1972). 17/5-17/7 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 11 June 1971, 17/5 front matter, chapters 1-4, pp. 1-36, 17/6 chapters 5-9, pp. 37-73; 17/7 chapters 10-14, pp. 74-117, and end matter. 17/8-17/9 Galleys, photocopies, "queried proof," 29 September 1971, 17/8 front matter, chapters 1-7, pp. 1-26; 17/9 chapters 8-14, pp. 27-56, and end matter. 17/10 Sketch, graphite, title page layout. Dust jacket. THE SWORD OF ARADEL by Alexander Key (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1977). 17/11-13 Typescript, "read by the book copy editing department," edited and marked for typesetter, 17/11 front matter, chapters 1-3, pp. 7-53; 17/12 chapters 4-7, pp. 54-121; 17/13 chapters 8-10, pp. 122-181. 18/1-18/2 Proof sheets, photocopies, "queried proof," edited and marked for typesetter, 18/1 front matter, pp. 1-65; 18/2 pp. 66-140.

C. Short Stories

"Caroliny Trail," Story Parade: A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, publication date unavailable). 18/3 Illustration, ink, 1 item. "Hindu story," Story Parade: A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, publication date unavailable). 18/4 Illustrations, ink, 3 items. "Hobnailed Boots," Story Parade: A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, publication date unavailable). 18/5-18/6 Illustrations, ink, 18/5 3 items; 18/6 3 items. "Tiger Hunt," Story Parade: A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, publication date unavailable). 18/7 Illustrations, ink, pp. 324, 325, and 327. "The Weavers' Song" by Margaret Thomsen Raymond, tunes by Marion Morrey, illustrations by Alexander Key, Story Parade: A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1937). 18/8 Illustrations, ink, pp. 313, 314, 318, and 320, 3 items. Unidentified, Story Parade: A Collection of Modern Stories for Boys and Girls (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, publication date unavailable). 18/9 Illustration, ink, 1 item.

D.Greeting Cards

18/10 Christmas card illustrations, ink and graphite, 1976 and undated, 2 items. 18/11 Printed cards, 1967-1978, 9 items.

E. Miscellaneous

18/12 Illustration, "Design for decorative doorway by Alexander Key used by Classic Interiors, Clearwater," opaque watercolor and acrylic, 1 item. 18/13-18/14 Illustrations, unidentified, ink, 18/13 6 items; 18/14 7 items. 18/15 Proof, "jacket design for book on Sun Yat-Sen," 1 item. ** Box 19 contains oversized items as noted on the register. ** Box 20 contains oversized items as noted on the register.

Processed: November 1992
Revised: June 2001

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Accession Number: 2010-244

Inclusive Dates: 1946-1993; n.d.

Volume: .52 cu. ft.

Given By : Barbara Gail (Key) Ledford

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Writings by Alexander Key:

The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key; Westminster Press, 1965.

Publishing contract/agreement

"How's Your Sixth Sense?" by Alexander Key [unpublished short story]

Typescript

"The Case of Morgan Dane" by Alexander Key [unpublished short story]

Typescript

"Nola Note" by Alexander Key [unpublished short story]

Typescript

 

Writings by Alice T. Key [wife of Alexander Key]:

"Flight" by Alice T. Key [unpublished novel]

Typescript

"Miss Sallie and One-Eyed Samantha" by A.T. (Alice) Key [unpublished short story]

Typescript

 

Miscellaneous:

Biographical items/legal documents re: Alexander Key

Articles re: Key family

Sketchbook w/watercolor illustrations by Alexander Key

Awards [2 silver cups]

Woodblocks [3]


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