1987 — Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas
Sheridan, Jack Walrath Papers, 1877-1979 17,785 leaves … Includes correspondence, literary productions, photographs, printed material, financial material, and scrapbook material pertaining to Sheridan's experiences in World War II in the United States Army Air Force 350th Bombardment Squadron, his novels and stories, his travels, his newspaper and radio work, and his personal life. The collection bulks (1928-1970) with manuscripts, correspondence, and galley proofs pertaining to his novels. Of particular interest are materials and personnel lists pertaining to the 350th Bombardment Squadron. An editor, author, columnist, and radio personality, Sheridan was born in 1916 in Los Angeles, California. He attended San Mateo Junior College and later served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He was a newspaper writer in San Francisco, California, and Wichita Falls, Texas, and began work at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Lubbock, Texas, in 1955, serving as Arts Editor until 1972. He also hosted a program on KFYO radio in Lubbock, Texas. Sheridan was instrumental in organizing many local cultural events, including the Lubbock Symphony and Civic Lubbock, Inc. He authored fiction and non-fiction novels that include: They Never Had It So Good (1946), Mischief Done (1947), Mamie Brandon (1950), Girl From Town (1953), Fire in the Flesh (1960), Down the Road a Piece (1962), Hint of Thunder (1964), Circle of Friends (1965), The Scornful Madonna (1965), Touch of Irony (1965). Sheridan died in 1987 in Amarillo, Texas.