The John R. Milton Collection contains the papers of John R. Milton, the longtime editor of the South Dakota Review (SDR), professor of English at the University of South Dakota, and author of many books, short stories, essays, reviews, and poems. Born in Anoka, MN, in 1924, Milton received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. from the University of Denver. In 1946, Milton married his high school sweetheart, Lynn Hinderlie; they had one daughter, Nanci. John Milton began donating his materials to the Center for Western Studies in 1982 and did so until his death in 1995. His collection contains correspondence, SDR issue files, and drafts of information regarding many books, short stories, and poems he wrote and published. His collection also contains transcripts of interviews with noted authors such as Frederick Manfred and Frank Waters, some subject specific files, and an assortment of works collect by and given to Milton by other writers. Also contained in the collection are personal files, photographs taken by Milton, interview recordings, various notes and research material, and various teaching files. There were also numerous books that were sent to the Krause Library.The John R. Milton collection is available at the Center for Western Studies.
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