Cairns Collection of American Women Writers to 1930: Author List

This is a searchable list of names, variant names, and pseudonyms used by American women writers whose works are held in the William B. Cairns Collection of American Women Writers, a non-circulating collection housed in the Department of Special Collections, 990 Memorial Library. The author list currently contains more than 3,000 names. Other copies and editions of many of the Cairns titles can be found in the regular stacks and checked out. The Cairns Collection has more than 12,000 items and is cataloged in our online catalog. (Updated irregularly)

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US Independence to 1940

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Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Please note that names are in the form: last name, first name

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