The Loula Grace Erdman Collection


Portrait of Loula Grace Erdman

West Texas A&M University is the home of the Loula Grace Erdman Collection. The award-winning author served on the faculty of the West Texas State College (now WTAMU) English Department from 1945 until 1976. In 1963 she became Novelist in Residence.

Erdman wrote 21 books and numerous articles and short stories. Her novels about the settlement of the Texas Panhandle rank among her best and most popular works. Miss Erdman's family donated a collection of her papers and possessions to the Friends of the Cornette Library organization in 1991.

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