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Who was Tom Kromer?

Tom Kromer (1906-1969) was an author active in the 1930s. He is most widely known for his semi-autobiographical novel Waiting for Nothing (1935). He was born on October 20th, 1906, in Huntington, West Virginia, but spent much of the latter half of his life in New Mexico. In 1960, he returned to Huntington, where he passed away in 1969. One of Kromer's main sources of inspiration was his experience with homelessness and transient life in the 1930s.

The Tom Kromer Archive is an ongoing effort to make writings and documents by, and relating to, Kromer accessible online.

A video of our archive launch is available here.

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