The finding aid for the Beverly Lowry Papers is now back online after it was briefly unavailable while the collection was reorganized.
The bulk of the Beverly Lowry Papers consists of drafts, preparatory materials, and proofs for three of the noted author’s novels: Come Back, Lolly Ray; Emma Blue; and Daddy’s Girl. The collection also contains a small amount of correspondence from Lowry’s agent and her editor. During the reorganization process, the papers, excluding the correspondence, were arranged in order of production for each of the three novels.
Lowry began her writing career in Houston, and in 1976 became an associate professor of fiction writing at the University of Houston. Her first novel, Come Back, Lolly Ray, was published in 1977. She contined to write novels throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and in the 1990s began publishing works of non-fiction. Lowry has won a number of fellowships and awards, including from the National Endowment of the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation.
The Beverly Lowry Papers are available for research and can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room. To learn more about the contents of the Beverly Lowry Papers, take a look at the finding aid inventory.