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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 17 items)|
|Abstract||Olive Tilford Dargan (1869-1968) was an author and poet of Asheville, N.C., who used the pen name "Fielding Burke". The collection contains some scattered papers of Olive Tilford Dargan and a typed draft of nine chapters of her novel, A Stone Came Rolling, published in 1935.|
|Creator||Dargan, Olive Tilford, 1869-1968.|
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Olive Tilford Dargan (1869-1968) was an author and poet of Asheville, N.C. Born near Litchfield, Ky., she attended Peabody College and Radcliffe College, and later married Louis Peagram Dargan of Darlington, S.C. In 1906 the Dargans moved to Almond, N.C. After the drowning death of her husband in 1915 and a fire at her Almond home in 1923, Dargan moved to Asheville, N.C., where she lived the remainder of her life.
Olive Tilford Dargan published two volumes of short stories, four volumes of plays, four volumes of poetry, and three novels under the name "Fielding Burke." Among her best known works are her first volume of plays, Semiramis and Other Plays, 1904; From My Highest Hill, a collection of short stories about the Appalachian mountains, 1941; and her first novel, Call Home the Heart, 1932, about the Gastonia, N.C., textile strike. Her last collection of short stories, Innocent Bigamy, was published in 1962.
Dargan received numerous awards for her writing including an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina in 1925. She also served as a trustee of the consolidated University of North Carolina.Back to Top
The collection contains a few scattered papers of Olive Tilford Dargan and a typed manuscript of chapters from one of her novels. The typed draft is of nine chapters of "Roots in Heaven," which was later published as A Stone Came Rolling in 1935. Also included are a few letters and other items related to Dargan's work, a partial manuscript of an unknown poem, and a photograph of Dargan, circa 1930s.Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top