Date Published: 1933 to 1963
Gladys Hasty Carroll was an American novelist. Carroll believed that the history of common folk mattered most and her works (fiction and non-fiction) most presented their stories about the rural Maine of her childhood. Carroll earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her 1933 work, ''As the Earth Turns,''
Collection consist of 34 items dating from 1933 to 1963, specifically, 8 Autographed Letters Signed and 2 cards, 4 Books and 21 Ephemera.
8 Autographed Letters Signed and 2 cards;
• 8 ALS to Earnest [Elmo] Calkins, [1868-1964] (a deaf American advertising executive), 26 January 1954, 8 October 1957, 20 October 1957, 25 March 1959, 3 September 1960, 15 October 1963, 18 November 1963, re shutting herself in a hotel for several days writing a book, the arrival of his package (a compote, “like Pepys I fell upon them with cries of joy”), the lovely picture of “your Dollie”, a young man born with a cleft palate, his appreciation of To Remember Forever, “Wally” was a pseudonym for Herbert, her nephew to be installed as the 28th minister of the First Parish Church in Roxbury, Mass., review of Glory in the Tribune, Bates College, her son teaching at Indiana, “no claim to having done something great and lasting in literature”.
• ALS to Ted Robinson, Book Editor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 12 May 1933, with envelope, re his review of her book (As the Earth Turns).
• ND. Inscribed and signed Valentine’s card to Earnest Calkins, thanking him for replying to her Xmas card and she will send him her new book in August.
• ND. Xmas post card with Mr. & Mrs. Calkins name on front and Sally Carroll's image printed on front.
• 2 copies, "As the Earth Turns" (both published New York: Macmillan, 1933).
- First edition. Cream cloth (woodcut by Peers on upper board), signed for Donna and Marion Finney and dated 4 May 1933. Published in May 1933.
- Tan/black/orange cloth in jacket (chips on spine panel), signed card on the front free endpaper. Published in March 1933.
• A Few Foolish Ones (New York: Macmillan, 1935), light brown cloth (woodcut of a farm by Peers on upper board), with ALS to Earnest Calkins and signed inscription, 4 May 1936.
• Sing Out the Glory (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1957), cream-colored cloth in jacket.
• 5 signed photo cards,
- 1 signed Christmas / New Year card,
- 4 photo cards of her children including photo of Warren Hasty Carroll (March 1937) and photo of Sally Carroll, 1958
• 4 other photo cards (2 signed), 1941-58, re activities of her family and her writing novels or stories for Redbook;
• 9 cards, versos photographically depicting Carroll’s family (especially at Christmas) to Donna Fair (Mrs. Orville Fair, 1 envelope). 7 of these cards have long inscription on back circa 1950's.
• 4 cards/notes to Donna Fair
- 1941 inscribed two sided card chatting about Sally
- 1941 a 3pp. note discussing family updates
- ND. picture card with inscription on reverse
- 1943 Xmas post card with Donna's name on front and Sally Carroll's image printed on front.
• 2 ALS (references to Carroll and her family) from Donna Fair to Marion Finney and Mrs. J.M. Finney,  and 8 December 1933.
• News clipping about Carroll as housewife and author
Collection on consignment with LDRB.