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us: Colter, Cyrus

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Noblesville (Ind.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Evanston (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
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        (lcsh) Novelists
          (lcsh) Lawyers
            (lcsh) Educators
              (lcsh) Armies -- Officers
          • Sources

            • found: His The beach umbrella, 1970.
            • found: The amoralists & other tales, c1988: t.p. (Cyrus Colter) about the author p. (He is a lawyer, a former Illinois state official (Commerce Commissioner), and an emeritus prof. at Northwestern Univ., where he chaired the Dept. of African American studies; lives in Chicago)
            • found: Chicago Public Library WWW site, Apr. 30, 2012: The Cyrus Colter papers, 1892-2002 finding aid (Cyrus Colter, a distingusihed African-American writer, lawyer and prof.; b. Jan. 8, 1910, Noblesville, IN; d. Apr. 17, 2002, Evanston, IL)
            • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1910)
            • found: The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, accessed December 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cyrus, Colter; fiction writer, lawyer, educator, army officer; born in 1910 in Noblesville, Indiana, United States; after careers in government service, law, the Army, and academia, began writing at fifty: first short story, A Chance Meeting, in Threshold (1960); first collection of short fiction, The Beach Umbrella (1970); famous novels exploring black social history include, The Rivers of Eros (1972), The Hippodrome (1973), Night Studies (1980), A Chocolate Soldier (1988), City of Light (1993); published second collection of short fiction, The Amoralists and Other Tales (1990); died 15 April 2002 in Evanston, Illinois, United States)
          • LC Classification

            • PS3553.O477
          • Change Notes

            • 1980-05-12: new
            • 2015-04-18: revised
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