Alfred S. Shivers, a faculty member at SFASU since 1966, has degrees from the University of Florida and Florida State University. He has published numerous literary articles and reviews as well as a critical study of Jessamyn West and a study of Maxwell Anderson's plays. Shivers' biography of Anderson, represented here, has been very well received by critics.
Maxwell Anderson was a successful American dramatist in the heyday of the American theatre whose career blossomed from 1923 to 1958. He had numerous hit plays in New York and was compared to another great dramatist, Eugene O'Neill.
("Shivers, Alfred." Vertical Files: Biography. East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of the original typed manuscript, with corrections and notations, and the galleys, for Shivers' book, The Life of Maxwell Anderson, published by Stein and Day in 1983.