Shirley Seifert Papers
The Shirley Seifert Papers consists of one setting copy of Let My Name Stand Fair by Seifert, correspondence concerning its purchase, and one program.
- Seifert, Shirley, 1888-1971 (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Shirley Seifert (May 22, 1888 – September 1, 1971) was an American writer. Born in St. Peters, Missouri, Seifert graduated from Washington University in 1909. She was a member of Thrysus, the university’s student-run theatrical group with Fannie Hurst. After graduation she taught the St. Louis public schools, and during World War I she worked in the Liberty Loan office. She also taught fiction writing at Washington University and was active in Theta Sigma Phi, the women’s journalist’s society.
In 1919, Seifert published her first short story in American Magazine, “The Girl Who Was Too Good Looking.” She published her first historical novel, Land of Tomorrow, in 1937. The Wayfarer, her 1938 novel, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Some of Seifert’s other books include Captain Grant (1946), The Turquoise Trail (1950), Let My Name Stand Fair (1956) and A Key to St. Louis (1963). With her sister Adele she wrote the mystery Death Stops at the Old Stone Inn (1938) and A History of the Grace Church in Kirkwood (1959).
*Literary St. Louis: A Guide edited by Lorin Cuoco and William H. Gass
Source of Acquisition
Purchase from Shirley Siefert, October 10, 1958
- Shirley Seifert Papers
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- 2020 October 15: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
Collecting Area Details
Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US