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Ken Anderson papers

Identifier: Q155

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Ken Anderson papers includes production notes from stage productions, theatre programs, newspaper articles, reviews, press releases, photographs, flyers and posters, 1986-2014. Of particular interest are Anderson's copies of several of his books with the author's annotations.


  • 1986-2014


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biography of Ken Anderson

As a student, Ken Anderson won Louisiana State University's Caffee Medal for prose and the Louisiana College Writers First Place and Grand Prize for drama. A Professor Emeritus of English (Kennesaw State University, Georgia), he has been a consultant for a fine arts journal and a gay men's literary quarterly. His fiction and poetry have appeared in over a hundred journals and anthologies, such as Bay Windows, The Gay Review, and The James White Review. Anderson's first book was The Intense Lover: A Suite of Poems (1995). His second, the novel Someone Bought the House on the Island: A Dream Journal (1998), sold out and was a finalist in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. His third was Hasty Hearts (2000), a reprint of the novel plus a collection of ten short stories. His fourth was The Statue of Pan: Six Stories, a Novella, and a Novella-Play (2007). His play, Mattie Cushman: A Psychodrama, has been produced twice and aired on cable, and a stage version of Someone Bought the House on the Island won the Saints and Sinners Playwriting Contest. Anderson also wrote the libretto for an operatic version of Someone Bought the House on the Island, which premiered in Atlanta in 2010. He has also written a screenplay version of Someone Bought the House on the Island, as well as screenplay versions of The Statue of Pan and The Crystal Ball. His book, Sea Change: An Example of the Pleasure Principle (2012) was an Independent Publisher Editor's Choice.


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Ken Anderson is a novelist, poet and playright from Atlanta, Georgia. He is especially known for his works, The Intense Lover, Someone Bought the House on the Island, Hasty Hearts, and the play Mattie Cushman: A Psychodrama. He also served as a professor of English at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ken Anderson, March 25 and September 12, 2014.

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  5. Gender and Sexuality Oral History Collection, 2011- (Q101)

Separated Materials

Separated to Special Collections Books, see catalog for access

  1. Anderson, Ken. Hasty Hearts: A Collection of the Best Fiction by Ken Anderson. Sarasota, FL: STARbooks Press, 2001.
  2. Anderson, Ken. Sea Change: An Example of the Pleasure Principle. Herndon, VA: STARbooks Press, 2012.
  3. Anderson, Ken. The Statue of Pan: Six Stories, A Novella, and a Novella-Play. Herndon, VA: STARbooks Press, 2007.

Collection Transfer Note

This collection was previously designated W155, but was assigned collection number Q155 with the formationĀ of the Gender and Sexuality Collection in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Thomas Bell at the file level, June 2017. Electronic finding aid created by Thomas Bell, June 2017.
Ken Anderson:
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Thomas Bell
June 2017
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Revision Statements

  • June 2017: Edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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