The authors covered in this class all have entries in multiple volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Use the online Literary Index to identify which volumes. The print volumes are kept in Reference, PN451 .D43. Although we don't have the DLB online, you can access this through the Daniel Boone Regional Library (and many other public libraries) as part of the Literature Research Center, listed under Research & Learn. You'll need a pubic library card to access this.
The following sources give brief biographical information.
Use the following sources to locate obituaries.
Biographical materials can also be located using Discover@MU and standard library catalogs such as MOBIUS and WorldCat.
Do a subject search on the person's name, last name first.
Useful subheadings include: autobiography, biography, correspondence, diaries.
While the authors you are studying are well known, you may find reviewers who are more hidden. Identifying anonymous and pseudonymous authors can be challenging. Start with these resources:
Studies of individual periodicals may identify authors:
Identify the editors, publishers, and others associated with a periodical and search for biographical and manuscript sources related to them.