Discipline: Literature

Walter Havighurst

Discipline: Literature
Region: Oxford, OH
MacDowell Fellowships: 1932
Walter Havighurst (1901-1994) was a critic, novelist, and literary and social historian of the Midwest. He was a professor of English at Miami University and was the author of more than 30 books, including Pier 17, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Annie Oakley of the Wild West. His writing earned awards from the Friends of American Writers, the American Association for State and Local History and the Rockefeller Foundation. River Road to the West received the American History Prize of the Society of Midland Authors. A major bequest from Havighurst created the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University upon his death.


Irving Fine

Walter Havighurst worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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