Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Polsgrove, Carol mss., 1964-1994, bulk 1991-1994, consist of interviews and other recordings related to the book It Wasn't Pretty Folks, But Didn't We Have Fun: Esquire in the Sixties (W.W. Norton, 1995) by Carol Polsgrove, professor and journalist. Polsgrove was a member of the faculty of the Indiana University School of Journalism from 1989 until her retirement in 2008. Polsgrove wrote for magazines such as The Progressive, Sierra, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, and the American Prospect, and served as an editor for both Mother Jones and The Progressive. She is also the author of Ending British Rule in Africa: Writers in a Common Cause; Divided Minds: Intellectuals and the Civil Rights Movement, and When We Were Young in Africa.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Audiocassette Recordings. Audiocassette recordings include interviews with Michael Herr, Rust Hills, Gordon Lish, Gloria Steinem, Gay Talese, Gore Vidal, and Tom Wolfe.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 2012.

Collection size: 75 items

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