Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Nolan mss., 1914, 1926-1974, are the papers of Jeannette (Covert) Nolan, 1897-1974, author of children's stories, adult novels, and non-fiction works. A native of Indiana, she was the wife of Val Francis Nolan, 1892-1940, lawyer and trustee of Indiana University.

The collection is arranged in the following series: I. Biographical; II. Contracts and Agreements; III. Correspondence; IV. Financial; V. Speeches and Writings; VII. Drawings. An inventory is available.

Correspondents include her literary agents, Mavis McIntosh and Elizabeth Otis, her publishers, Indiana writers such as Meredith Nicholson, Laura Long, Evelyn Sickels, Barton Rees Pogue, Barnard De Voto, and Indiana congressmen. Also present are contracts for her works, royalties, notebooks, speeches, writings, and clippings of printed works and book reviews. Four drawings by various artists for her books complete the collection.

Gift. 1976

Collection size: 6,536 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.