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Frederick Feikema Manfred Collection

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Biographical Material

Correspondence

Correspondence and Manuscript

Manuscript

Miscellaneous Material

Books by F. F. Manfred (signed by author)



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Frederick Feikema Manfred Collection, 1933-1992 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Frederick Feikema Manfred Collection, 1933-1992

ID: COLL/165

Primary Creator: Frederick Feikema Manfred (1912-1994)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Author. The collection includes correspondence, 1940-1959; lectures, i.e., “Headlands of Integrity,” and “The Four Hungers”; taped interviews; newspaper articles; book reviews; bibliography; a student term paper entitled “Hans Memling, the Painter”; writings about F. Feikema Manfred; novelettes; and manuscripts, i.e., Of Lizards and Angels and Flowers of Desire.  The primary manuscript collection is at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Biographical Note

Noted regionalist author, Frederick Feikema Manfred was born in Doon, Iowa on January 6, 1912. Raised in the Christian Reformed faith, Manfred attend Calvin College.  In 1937 Manfred worked at The Minnesota Journal as a sports reporter. In 1940 Manfred developed a case of tuberculosis and was sent to Glen Lake Sanatorium in Oak Terrace, Minnesota. It was there that Manfred met his bride-to-be, Maryanna Shorba. In 1942 Manfred became a staff member of Modern Medicine as well as an assistant campaign manager for Hubert Humphrey.

At the beginning of Manfred’s career as an author, he went under the pen name of Feike Feikema. However, after some poorly received books, he changed his name to Frederick Feikema Manfred in 1952. After his name change, his luck turned around with his five novel series of “The Buckskin Man Tales”. The first book in the series, Lord Grizzly, became a best seller and a finalists for the National Book Award in 1954. During the 1970s and 80s Manfred was a writer-in-residence at the University of South Dakota. Manfred passed away in 1994 due to a brain tumor.


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[Series 1: Biographical Material, 1933-1992],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-1972],
[Series 3: Correspondence and Manuscript, 1972-1973],
[Series 4: Manuscript],
[Series 5: Miscellaneous Material],
[Series 6: Books by F. F. Manfred (signed by author)],
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Series 5: Miscellaneous Material
Box 5
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1940-1985
Folder 2: Letters between F. Manfred and Peter De Vries and David C. DeJong
Folder 3: The Secret Place by: F. Manfred
Folder 4: The South Dakota Review, Vol. 2 #1
Folder 5: Manfred’s speeches (3 cassette tapes): [Untitled Manfred Speech], 1959; “Who Are the Frisians?” 1976 [HHM165-1; 2a; 2b]
Folder 6: Interview by James C. Schaap (CD) --- Dec. 1980
[HHM165-3]

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[Series 1: Biographical Material, 1933-1992],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-1972],
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[Series 6: Books by F. F. Manfred (signed by author)],
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