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Hugh Zachary Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-145

Scope and Contents

This collection contains in depth information on the myths, legends, and customs of the North American Indian and other research material used by Hugh Zachary in his writings on Native Americans. Included is an unfinished manuscript and outline of "The Lost And The Fallen." Additional manuscripts added to this collection include The First Success Book, The Promises Of The Bible Applied To Network Marketing and an edited manuscript of Deep Freeze.


  • 1992-2000


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Hugh Zachary was born in Holdenville, OK, in 1928.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina, he worked as a radio personality at WGTO in Cypress Gardens, FL, until 1963 when his first book, One Day In Hell, was published by Novel Books. From 1963 to 1993, Zachary was a full-time freelance writer, selling over 100 books. In addition, he worked as a commercial fisherman, earning his Coast Guard license to enable him to carry passengers and run fishing charters.

Zachary’s books have earned many distinctions. His work has been selected for the Book-of-the-Month club and won the Southern Book Award, and his novel Of Love and Battle, a collaborative effort with his wife, Lizbeth, was the First Runner-up for the West Coast Review of Books top award. His science fiction has received nominations for the Nebula award, and his novel Crime was favorably reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. Zachary passed away in 2016.


1.2 Linear Feet (Contains 4 document boxes)



Arrangement Note

Arranged in 4 Boxes with Box 1 folders containing research on North American Indians; Box 2 containing novel manuscripts; Box 3 containing a copy of an incomplete novel and Box 4 containing additionally literary manuscripts.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Hugh Zachary in 1999.


Hugh Zachary Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository