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Collection Number: 05055

Collection Title: Gail Godwin Papers, 1913-2017

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Size 62.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 15,000 items)
Abstract Gail Godwin, a white author, was born in Birmingham, Ala.; grew up in Asheville, N.C.; was graduated in 1959 from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in journalism; and studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, earning an M.A. in creative writing and Ph.D. in English literature. She has published widely in fiction and non-fiction and taught in various colleges and universities. Godwin lives in Woodstock, N.Y. The Gail Godwin Papers consist of literary material related to her published and unpublished books, book reviews, essays, excerpts, libretti, novellas, and short stories. There are also publicity materials that document appearances, speaking engagements, honors, awards, interviews, book reviews, and articles about Godwin and her work. Personal materials include correspondence with family members, friends, fans, and other literary figures. Family correspondence and related materials pertain to members of the Cole, Godwin, Krahenbuhl, Rogers, and Zeigler families, but the bulk documents Godwin's relationships with her mother, Kathleen Cole, and with her grandmother, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl. Other materials include Godwin's writings on writing and teaching, photographs, scholarly writing about Godwin, drawings, materials related to St. Hilda's Press, writings by others, dream diaries, and journals.
Creator Godwin, Gail.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving images may require production of listening or viewing copies.
For reasons of security or confidentiality, some materials in folder 1222 are CLOSED to researchers until the author's death.
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Gail Godwin Papers #5055, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Gail Godwin in April 2001 (Acc. 98921). Additions received in June 2006 (Acc. 100438), October 2009 (Acc. 101178), February 2014 (Acc. 102000), April 2017 (Acc. 103051), and July 2018 (Acc. 103383).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, December 2001

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, December 2001

Finding aid updated because of additions in January 2007 and August 2012 by Nancy Kaiser; in May 2017 by Mary Oliva; August 2018 by Nancy Kaiser and Anne Wells; August 2021 by Dawne Howard Lucas.

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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Gail Godwin (1937- ) was born in Birmingham, Ala., to Mose W. Godwin and Kathleen Krahenbuhl Godwin (later Cole). Her parents divorced when she was a child and she was raised by her mother and maternal grandmother, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl. Kathleen was both parent and friend to Gail, and the close relationship between mother and daughter would be lifelong.

Kathleen (1912-1989) grew up in western North Carolina with her parents, Tom Krahenbuhl and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl. She attended Greenville Womans College and then transferred to Furman University to finish her B.A. In 1935 she earned an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina. Kathleen married Mose W. Godwin in 1936 and gave birth to Gail the following year. The marriage was shortlived. After the divorce, Kathleen supported her daughter and mother by teaching college English, reporting for the Asheville Citizen Times, and writing romance fictions under the names Kathleen Godwin and Charlotte Ashe. In 1948, she married Frank Cole and with him had three more children: Franchelle Cole, Tommy Cole, and Rebel Cole. Kathleen returned to creative writing after her children were grown, although not for financial gain. She also divorced Frank Cole and became active in local Episcopal churches and in the volunteer community of Asheville, N.C. Kathleen Cole died in 1989.

Kathleen's influence in her daughter's life is particularly evident in Gail's educational training and career path as a writer. As a child, Gail attended St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Academy, a school run by Roman Catholic nuns in Asheville, N.C. She graduated from high school in 1955 in Portsmouth, Va., and enrolled in Peace Junior College in Raleigh, N.C. She continued her studies at the University of North Carolina, where she graduated in 1959 with a B.A. in journalism. While at the University of North Carolina, Gail wrote columns and feature articles for the student newspaper, the Daily Tar Heel.

After college, Gail moved to Florida to take a job as a reporter for the Miami Herald. A year later, she was fired by the bureau chief, who felt they had both failed to develop Gail's writing ability into good reporting. Frustrated by this setback in her writing career, she married Miami Herald photographer Doug Kennedy. The union, which lasted only three months, is described in her unpublished first novel, "Gull Key." Upon dissolution of her marriage, Gail returned briefly to western North Carolina, then embarked on an open-ended trip to Europe. She stayed six years. For most of that time, she worked for the U.S. Travel Service at the American Embassy in London and wrote novels and short stories in her spare time. In 1965, she married Ian Marshall, an English psychiatrist she met in a creative writing class. This marriage also proved to be brief, though it provided her with material for her first published novel, The Perfectionists.

After six years abroad, Godwin returned to the United States and enrolled in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she earned an M.A. in creative writing and a Ph.D. in English literature. The Perfectionists (1970) would serve as her dissertation. While at the Writers' Workshop, Gail studied creative writing under Kurt Vonnegut and with John Irving. Both would remain good friends of Godwin's, and the latter a regular correspondent and friendly critic.

After leaving Iowa City, Godwin accepted a fellowship at the University of Illinois, spent time at the Yaddo artist community in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and occasionally taught writing courses at various New York schools, including Vassar College and Columbia University. In 1976, Godwin settled in Woodstock, N.Y., with composer Robert Starer, her companion until his death in April 2001.

In the course of several decades of full-time writing, Godwin has published extensively, including an number of bestselling and award-nominated books, dozens of short stories and essays, and ten musical works in collaboration with Starer. Godwin's body of work has garnered many honors, including three National Book Award nominations, a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants for both fiction and libretto writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Five of her novels have been on the New York Times best seller list.

Godwin lives and writes in Woodstock, N.Y.

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The collection consists of published and unpublished literary materials, correspondence, and other materials documenting the writing life of Gail Godwin, a white author with ties to North Carolina, Iowa City, Ia., and Woodstock, N.Y. The collection remains largely in the order as received.

Series 1 includes fiction and non-fiction books, book reviews, essays, excerpts, libretti, novellas, short stories, and other materials related to writing and publishing. For some published materials, there is only one draft; for others, there are several versions, which may range from typescript rough drafts to page proofs. In addition, for many of the published books, there are dust jackets; correspondence with publishers, editors, and other literary figures; plot, character, and theme notes; background research materials; draft folders with illustrations and writing timelines; reviews; and marketing and financial materials. The unpublished and abandoned writings often include partial drafts, but sometimes constitute no more than background research.

Other materials related to writing and publishing are located in Series 2. Included are writing notebooks; notes on writing and teaching; and research files with background material for "Mountain City," a fictional town created by the author that appears in some of her writings. Also included in this series are publicity files and scrapbooks that document appearances, speaking engagements, awards, honors, and newspaper clippings of interviews and feature articles about the author and her writing. Texts for some of the speeches given at appearances and speaking engagements are available. In addition, some of the appearances, speaking engagements, and interviews are also documented in the audio-visual materials series. A few of the publicity-related audio-visual materials are in Swedish. Separate subseries exist for scholarly writing about the author and for book reviews, some of which duplicate those collected in the scrapbooks. There is some material related to the establishment of St. Hilda's Press, formed by the Episcopal diocese of western North Carolina and interested individuals and funded by Gail Godwin. Miscellaneous materials in the projects series include drawings that may be related to the author's writing and photograph albums documenting the construction of her home in Woodstock, N.Y.

Many of the writing- and publishing-related series and subseries contain correspondence, but the vast majority of letters can be found in Series 3 and 4.1. The bulk of the correspondence in Series 3 consists of incoming letters from literary figures, including John Irving, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kurt Vonnegut; Godwin's agent, John Hawkins; her spiritual mentor, Gale Webbe; fans; family members; and friends. Topics include both personal and professional concerns. Friendships, family, the creative life, writing, and life events are often discussed. Family correspondence in Series 4.1 documents in great detail Godwin's relationships with her mother, Kathleen Cole, and with her grandmother, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, and the relationship between her mother and grandmother. Letters discuss home and school life, family news, money, love, and writing. There is some miscellaneous correspondence of Cole, Godwin, Krahenbuhl, and Zeigler family members, and some early correspondence of Gail Godwin.

Other materials in the family series include writing and research materials of Kathleen Cole; early writing of Gail Godwin, from childhood through her time at the Iowa Writers' Workshop; a small amount of family history materials; photographs; and miscellaneous personal items belonging to Gail Godwin, Kathleen Cole, Tommy Cole, and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, including calendars, school mementos, teenage scrapbooks, notebooks, drawings, a yearbook, diary, address book, and some financial materials. Materials created by non-family members, including Godwin's second husband, Ian Marshall, and her companion, Robert Starer, are located in the miscellaneous materials series.

Writings by others are collected in Series 6. Gail Godwin often served as critic to other writers with whom she had long friendships, including Robb Forman Dew, John Irving, and Gale Webbe.

With the Addition of 2006, Series 8 and Series 9 were created for Godwin's dream diaries and journals.

The additions of 2006-2018 are intellectually integrated with similar materials from the original deposit but are physically separated.

As there is considerable overlap among series, researchers are advised to check all possible locations for materials of interest. Researchers should also note that various surnames are associated with the author, including Godwin, Cole, Kennedy, and Marshall. Likewise, there are several surnames associated with her mother Kathleen, including Krahenbuhl, Godwin, and Cole.

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Contents list

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1. Writings and Related Materials, 1962-2001.
1.1. Published Books, 1967-2001.
1.1.1. The Perfectionists, 1967-1971 and undated.
1.1.1A. The Perfectionists, circa 1970 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.2. Glass People, 1972.
1.1.3. The Odd Woman, 1972-1984 and undated.
1.1.4. Dream Children, 1976.
1.1.4A. Dream Children, 1984 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.5. Violet Clay, 1975-1978 and undated.
1.1.6. A Mother and Two Daughters, 1979-1994 and undated.
1.1.7. Mr. Bedford and the Muses, circa 1983.
1.1.8. The Finishing School, circa 1983-1998 and undated.
1.1.9. A Southern Family, 1985-1988 and undated.
1.1.9A. A Southern Family, 1987 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.10. Father Melancholy's Daughter, 1990-1999 and undated.
1.1.10A. Father Melancholy's Daughter, circa 1991 (Addition of 2006).
1.1.10A. Father Melancholy's Daughter, 1991 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.11. The Good Husband, 1993-1997 and undated.
1.1.11A. The Good Husband, 2002-2003, 2010 (Additions of 2006 and 2017).
1.1.11A. The Good Husband, 1994 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.12. Evensong, 1996-2000 and undated.
1.1.13. Heart, 2000-2001 and undated.
1.1.13A. Heart, 2000-2001 (Addition of 2006).
1.1.14A. Evenings at Five, 2002-2004 and undated (Addition of 2006).
1.1.14A. Evenings at Five, 2007-2008 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.15A. Queen of the Underworld, 1959-1961, 2000-2006 (Addition of 2006).
1.1.15A. Queen of the Underworld, 2004-2007 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.16A. The Making of a Writer, 2003-2006 (Addition of 2006).
1.1.16A. The Making of a Writer, 2009 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.16A. The Making of a Writer, undated (Addition of 2018).
1.1.17A. Unfinished Desires, 2004-2011 (Additions of 2009 and 2017).
1.1.17A. Unfinished Desires, 1999-2010 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.18A. Flora, 2012 (Addition of 2014).
1.1.18A. Flora, 2008-2013 (Addition of 2017).
1.1.18A. Flora, 2009 (Addition of 2018).
1.1.19A. Publishing: A Writer's Memoir, 2014 (Addition of 2017).
1.1.20A. Grief Cottage, 2012-2016 (Addition of 2006).
1.1.20A. Grief Cottage, 2015 (Addition of 2018).
1.1A. Published Writings, 1970-2017 (Addition of 2018).
1.2. Other Published Writing, 1970-2000.
1.2.1. Book Reviews, 1970-1994.
1.2.2. Essays, 1971-2000.
1.2.3. Excerpted Novels and Short Story Collections, 1978-1981.
1.2.4. Libretti, 1975-2000.
1.2.5. Short Stories, 1969-1995 and undated.
1.2.6A. Solo Notes, 2011 (Addition of 2006).
1.2A. Other Published Writing, 1970s-2000s (Addition of 2014).
1.2A. Other Published Writing, 2015 (Addition of 2018).
1.3. Unpublished and Abandoned Writings, 1962-1993 and undated.
1.3.1. Novels, 1962-1993.
1.3A. The Guardian's Tale, 2013 (Addition of 2018).
1.3.2. Novellas, 1970s.
1.3.3. Short Stories, 1970-1976 and undated.
1.4. Financial Materials, 1982-1996.
1.5. Miscellaneous Writings and Other Publishing-Related Materials, 1974-2001.
1.5A. Miscellaneous Writings and Other Publishing-Related Materials, undated (Addition of 2006).
2. Project Files, 1970-2001 and undated.
2.1. Writing Notebooks, 1975-1994 and undated.
2.2. Notes on Writing and Teaching, 1970s-1980s.
2.2A. Notes on Writing and Teaching, 2015 (Addition of 2017).
2.3. Publicity, 1982-1996.
2.3.1. Appearances and Speaking Engagements, 1972-1999.
2.3.2. Awards and Honors, 1975-1994.
2.3.2A. Awards and Honors, 2005 (Addition of 2006).
2.3.3. Clippings, 1970-2000.
2.3.4. Other Publicity Materials, 1970s-1980s.
2.3A. Publicity, 2000s (Addition of 2014).
2.4. Book Reviews, 1970-1994.
2.5. Scrapbooks, 1970s-1980s
2.6. Photograph Albums, 1980s.
2.7. Research Notes, undated.
2.8. Family History, undated.
2.9. Scholarly Writings on Gail Godwin, 1974-2001.
2.9A. Scholarly Writings on Gail Godwin, 1991-2010 (Addition of 2014).
2.10. Drawings, 1974-1990s.
2.11. St. Hilda's Press, 1988-1993.
3. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1950-2001.
3.1. Personal Correspondence, 1950-2001 and undated.
3.1A. Personal Correspondence, 1969-2006 (bulk 2001-2006) (Addition of 2006).
3.1A. Personal Correspondence, 1975-2014 (Addition of 2018).
3.2. Fan Mail, 1988-1993.
3.2A. Fan Mail, 1991, 2002-2005 (Addition of 2006).
3.3A. Email, 2001-2006 and undated (Addition of 2006).
4. Family Materials, 1913-1989 and undated.
4.1. Family correspondence, 1931-1993.
4.1.1. Kathleen Cole and Gail Godwin, 1940s-1989.
4.1.1A. Kathleen Cole and Gail Godwin, 1963 (Addition of 2017).
4.1.2. Kathleen Cole and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1931-1971.
4.1.3. Gail Godwin and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1940s-1971.
4.1.3A. Gail Godwin and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1953-1969 (Addition of 2017).
4.1.4. Other Correspondence, 1936-1989.
4.1.4A. Other Correspondence, 1963 (Addition of 2017).
4.2. Kathleen Cole Writings and Research Notes, 1931-1989.
4.2A. Kathleen Cole Writings, 1947 (Addition of 2014).
4.2A. Kathleen Cole Writings, 1937 (Addition of 2018).
4.3. Early Gail Godwin Writings, 1946?-1971.
4.3A. Early Gail Godwin Writings, 1967 (Addition of 2017).
4.4. Photographs, circa 1900-1990.
4.4A. Photographs, 1952, circa 1959, 1975-2001, and 2013 (Additions of 2006 and 2017).
4.5. Miscellaneous Family Materials, 1913-1989.
4.5.1. Kathleen Cole, 1951-1989.
4.5.2. Tommy Cole, 1974-1986 and undated.
4.5.3. Gail Godwin, 1937-1972.
4.5.4. Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1913-1957 and undated.
4.5.5. Family and Other Clippings, 1937-1965.
5. Audiovisual Materials, 1979-2006.
5.1. Audiocassettes, 1979-2001.
5.2. Videotapes, 1983-1996.
5.3. Compact Discs, 1986-2002, undated.
6. Other Writers, 1970s-2001.
6.1. Robb Forman Dew, undated.
6.2. John Irving, 1978-2001.
6.3. Gale Webbe, 1970s?-2000.
7. Miscellaneous, 1966-2000, 2005, and 2010.
7A. Miscellaneous Materials, 2001-2005 (Addition of 2006).
8A. Dream Diaries and Related Materials, 1997-2006 (Additions of 2006 and 2017).
8.1A. Dream Diaries and Notes, 1998-2006 (Addition of 2006).
8.2A. Dream Diaries, 1997-2005 (Addition of 2017).
9A. Journals, 1959 (Addition of 2006).
Closed Materials.

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About 5000 items.

Published and unpublished books, book reviews, essays, excerpts, libretti, novellas, short stories, and materials related to writing and publishing, including correspondence, financial materials, notes, research, and marketing materials.

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About 4000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly typescript drafts and related materials, including notes on characters, plot, and themes; background research; the author's draft folders with illustrations and writing time lines; correspondence; and some publicity materials. Where possible, drafts have been arranged in chronological order.

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About 65 items.

Published in 1970. Originally called "The Beautiful French Family." Includes the short story version submitted to a writing workshop taught by Kurt Vonnegut; subsequent typescript drafts and the thesis version; notes; book reviews; the dust jacket; letters from the publisher; and congratulatory notes. See also Series 2.4 for additional book reviews.

Folder 1

Short story, 1967

Folder 2-4

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Draft, May 1967

Folder 5-8

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Draft, undated

Folder 9

Thesis, 1971: submitted to the University of Iowa in partial fulfillment of a doctorate in English literature

Folder 10

Notes, 1967-1969 and undated

Folder 11

Dust jacket: see also Series 1.5 for dust jacket to a subsequent edition

Folder 12

Letters, 1968-1971

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3 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110

Readers copy, proof copy, manuscript

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10 items.

Published in 1972. Comprised of letters relating to book publicity and reviews. Includes a letter from Kurt Vonnegut. See also Series 1.5 for dust jacket and Series 2.4 for additional reviews.

Folder 13

Letters, 1972

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75 items.

Published in 1974. Includes various undated typescript drafts and proof stages of the manuscript; notes; and publicity. Correspondence with the editor and other staff members at Knopf Publishing relates to publication of the novel and includes some reviews. Other correspondence includes an exchange with Nina Baym, upon whom the character of Sonia Marks is based, and a few writers who received publicity copies. See also Series 1.5 for dust jacket; Series 2.4 for additional book reviews; and Series 2.5 for fan letters, related publicity materials, and additional book reviews.

Folder 14-16

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

First draft

Folder 17a-17b

Early draft: 1905 section

Folder 18

Late draft: chapter one

Folder 19-27

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Setting manuscript

Folder 28

Uncorrected proof

Folder 29

Printer's proof

Folder 30-32

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Blues corrections

Folder 33-34

Folder 33

Folder 34

Notes, 1972-1973 and undated

Folder 35

Correspondence, 1974-1984

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3 items.

Published in 1976. Includes a contract for international publication and the jacket copy. See also Series 1.2.5 for stories included in this collection that were published individually and Series 2.4 for reviews.

Folder 36

Contract, 1976

Folder 37

Jacket copy

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1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110

Screenplay, 1984

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About 200 items.

Published in 1978. Earlier titles include "Children of Romantics" and "The Last Gothic Heroine." Materials include various undated typescript drafts and an uncorrected proof; notes on characterization, symbolism, and themes; and background research on travel, art, and artist motivations. Correspondence relates to manuscript changes; solicitation of reviews of the manuscript; attempts to sell excerpts to magazines; and discussion of possible titles. See also Series 2.4 for additional book reviews and Series 2.5 for fan mail, articles, other marketing materials, and additional reviews.

Folder 38

First draft

Folder 39

Second draft, October-December 1975

Folder 40

Other early drafts

Folder 41-47

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Semi-final draft

Folder 48-56

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Final draft

Folder 57

Draft fragments

Folder 58

Uncorrected proof, 1978

Folder 59-64

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Notes

Folder 65-66

Folder 65

Folder 66

Research

Folder 67

Correspondence, 1977-1978

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About 300 items.

Published in 1982. Includes various undated typescript draft stages and an uncorrected proof; notes on character and themes; research on breast cancer, stroke, fire, measles, World War I military service, North Carolina beaches, apocalyptic events, television directors, bankers, pesticides, and feminism; and a publicity file with introductions to be read at book readings and signings. Correspondence with publisher relates to author's decision to be published by Viking Press. See also Series 2.1 for a writing notebook with related notes; Series 2.4 for reviews; Series 2.5 for related articles, fan mail, publicity materials, and additional reveiws; and Series 4.1.1 for research-related correspondence with Kathleen Cole, regarding the "old guard" of Asheville, N.C.

Folder 68

First draft, undated: short story

Folder 69

Second draft, spring 1979: short story

Folder 70-72

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

First draft

Folder 73

Early draft fragments

Folder 74

Draft: Ocracoke section

Folder 75-84

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

Final draft

Folder 85

Unrevised and unpublished proof, 1982

Folder 86-87

Folder 86

Folder 87

Notes: includes a 1979 notebook with chronology of events of the story

Folder 88-96

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

Folder 95

Folder 96

Research

Folder 97

Publicity

Folder 98

Correspondence, 1980-1982; 1994

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.7. Mr. Bedford and the Muses, circa 1983.

5 items.

Published in 1983. Includes undated typescript drafts and various stages of proofs. See also Series 1.2.5 for drafts of individual stories; Series 2.4 for reviews; and Series 2.5 for reviews, notes, and correspondence with publisher and agent.

Folder 99-100

Folder 99

Folder 100

Semi-final draft

Folder 101-102

Folder 101

Folder 102

Final draft

Folder 103-106

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Setting manuscript

Folder 107-108

Folder 107

Folder 108

Galley proofs

Folder 109

Unrevised and unpublished proofs

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About 400 items.

Published in 1984. Includes several undated typescript drafts (one with comments from Robb Forman Dew) and stages of proofs; notes on plot, characterization, themes, and motivations; research, including notes and notebooks with information about plot, themes, scenes, and descriptions of characters; information on France, IBM, life in wartime London, American volunteers, child evacuation, convoys, music in Argentina, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and houseboats; and publicity materials. Correspondence pertains to publication of the novel. See also Series 1.5 for dust jacket; Series 2.4 for book reviews; and Series 2.5 for fan letters, marketing materials, a published excerpt of the novel, and additional book reviews.

Folder 110-112

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Early drafts

Folder 113-116

Folder 113

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Semi-final draft

Folder 117-119

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Draft: with Robb Forman Dew's comments

Folder 120-126

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Final draft

Folder 127

Unrevised and unpublished proof

Folder 128

Uncorrected book proof

Folder 129-132

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Folder 132

Notes

Folder 133-145

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Research

Folder 146-147

Folder 146

Folder 147

Publicity

Folder 148

Correspondence, circa 1983; 1998

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.9. A Southern Family, 1985-1988 and undated.

100 items.

Published in 1987. Includes various undated typescript drafts and stages of proofs; notes and notebooks on character, themes, and copyediting; a plan for writing the novel; research materials on forestry and teaching history; folders for early drafts of chapters, with timelines for pages written. Correspondence relates to domestic and international publishing of novel; attempts to sell excerpts of novel to magazines; cover art; advertising, publicity materials, and marketing plans; and reader responses. See also Series 1.5 for dust jacket; Series 2.4 for reviews; Series 2.5 for marketing materials, some correspondence, articles, and additional reviews; and Series 4.5.2 for additional research materials on Tommy Cole, upon whom the character of Theo Quick is based.

Folder 149-163

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

Folder 160

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

Draft

Folder 164-173

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Setting manuscript

Folder 174-180

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Folder 179

Folder 180

Author's galleys

Folder 181-186

Folder 181

Folder 182

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Editor's galleys

Folder 187-193

Folder 187

Folder 188

Folder 189

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

Final proof

Folder 194

Final corrections

Folder 195-210

Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Folder 198

Folder 199

Folder 200

Folder 201

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Folder 210

Notes

Folder 211

Plan for writing

Folder 212

Research

Folder 213

Folders

Folder 214

Correspondence, 1985-1988 and undated

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About 25 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110

Reviews

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.10. Father Melancholy's Daughter, 1990-1999 and undated.

About 110 items.

Published in 1991. First called "Vinca." Includes various undated typescript drafts and stages of proofs; notes on character, plot, themes, and sentence drafts, with a plan for the novel and "blue papers," or reports, on what the author knew about her characters; research on women in theater, scenic design, and religion; sketches; and folders, some decorated, with time lines of pages written. Correspondence relates to publication, reviews, advertising, and cover design. There are some letters from fans, including clergy. See also Series 1.5 for dust jacket; Series 2.1 for a writing notebook with related notes; Series 2.4 for additional book reviews; and Series 2.5 for marketing materials, related correspondence, and additional reviews.

Folder 215-220

Folder 215

Folder 216

Folder 217

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

Early drafts ("Vinca"): Prologue

Folder 221-227

Folder 221

Folder 222

Folder 223

Folder 224

Folder 225

Folder 226

Folder 227

Early draft

Folder 228-240

Folder 228

Folder 229

Folder 230

Folder 231

Folder 232

Folder 233

Folder 234

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

Folder 238

Folder 239

Folder 240

Final draft

Folder 241-247

Folder 241

Folder 242

Folder 243

Folder 244

Folder 245

Folder 246

Folder 247

Setting manuscript

Folder 248-251

Folder 248

Folder 249

Folder 250

Folder 251

Author's galleys

Folder 252-255

Folder 252

Folder 253

Folder 254

Folder 255

Master proof

Folder 256-267

Folder 256

Folder 257

Folder 258

Folder 259

Folder 260

Folder 261

Folder 262

Folder 263

Folder 264

Folder 265

Folder 266

Folder 267

Notes

Folder 268-272

Folder 268

Folder 269

Folder 270

Folder 271

Folder 272

Research

Folder 273

Sketches

Folder 274-276

Folder 274

Folder 275

Folder 276

Folders

Folder 277-278

Folder 277

Folder 278

Correspondence, 1990-1991

Folder 279

Fan mail, 1991-1995: received from clergy

Folder 280

Fan mail, 1991-1999 and undated

Folder 281

Book tour

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.10A. Father Melancholy's Daughter, circa 1991 (Addition of 2006).

1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Folder 1049-1054

Folder 1049

Folder 1050

Folder 1051

Folder 1052

Folder 1053

Folder 1054

Final draft

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.10A. Father Melancholy's Daughter, 1991 (Addition of 2014).

About 25 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110

Reviews

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.11. The Good Husband, 1993-1997 and undated.

About 400 items.

Published in 1994. First called "Misericord." Includes various typescript drafts and stages of proofs; notes on themes and characters, including comments from Robert Starer; research on monastic life, seminaries, misericords, parenting of gay and lesbian children, cancers, and illiteracy; and draft folders, decorated with misericords, with time lines of writing for each chapter. Correspondence pertains to the dedications, cover art, editing, and marketing materials; feedback from editor, publisher, and John Irving; and a letter from "Alice," who served as inspiration for the character in the novel. In addition, there are fan letters; media materials used in preparation for book tour and interviews; book tour materials, including notes, itineraries, and a journal with a record of impressions of her agent, interviews, hotels, meals, travel, conversations, readings and signings, and fans; and reviews. See also Series 2.1 for a writing notebook with related notes; Series 2.4 for additional reviews; and Series 3.2 for more fan mail.

Folder 282

Early drafts (incomplete)

Folder 283-285

Folder 283

Folder 284

Folder 285

Early drafts ("Misericord")

Folder 286-293

Folder 286

Folder 287

Folder 288

Folder 289

Folder 290

Folder 291

Folder 292

Folder 293

Unrevised manuscript

Folder 294-302

Folder 294

Folder 295

Folder 296

Folder 297

Folder 298

Folder 299

Folder 300

Folder 301

Folder 302

Master copy

Folder 303-312

Folder 303

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

Folder 307

Folder 308

Folder 309

Folder 310

Folder 311

Folder 312

Final I

Folder 313-321

Folder 313

Folder 314

Folder 315

Folder 316

Folder 317

Folder 318

Folder 319

Folder 320

Folder 321

Final II

Folder 322-323

Folder 322

Folder 323

Uncorrected proof

Folder 324-325

Folder 324

Folder 325

Notes

Folder 326-333

Folder 326

Folder 327

Folder 328

Folder 329

Folder 330

Folder 331

Folder 332

Folder 333

Research

Folder 334-338

Folder 334

Folder 335

Folder 336

Folder 337

Folder 338

Folders

Folder 339

Correspondence, August 1993-January 1994

Folder 340

Correspondence, February 1994-May 1995

Folder 341

Fan letters, 1994-1997

Folder 342

Media blitz

Folder 343

Book tour: includes itineraries and notes

Folder 344

Book tour journal

Folder 345-347

Folder 345

Folder 346

Folder 347

Reviews

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.11A. The Good Husband, 2002-2003, 2010 (Additions of 2006 and 2017).

5 items.
Folder 1055

Correspondence, 2002-2003

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Folder 1259

Correspondence, 2010

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.11A. The Good Husband, 1994 (Addition of 2014).

About 25 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110

Reviews

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.12. Evensong, 1996-2000 and undated.

about 550 items.

Published in 1999. First called "Vespertide," then "An Evening Gone." Includes various typescript drafts; notes on character, theme, chapter organization, and notepads with sentence and phrase drafts; background research materials on St. Mary's parish, the history of Asheville, N.C., spirituality and religious beliefs, Cloisters, England, music, General Theological Seminary, Holy Week, burial instructions, and other ministerial materials; Advent journal of The Reverend Janet Vincent-Scaringe; folders decorated for each chapter draft; and book reviews. Personal and professional correspondence pertains to publication of the book and includes some publicity materials. In addition, there is fan mail. See also Series 1.5 for dust jacket; Series 2.4 for additional book reviews; and Series 2.3.1 for materials related to the book tour.

Folder 348

Early draft ("Vespertide")

Folder 349-352

Folder 349

Folder 350

Folder 351

Folder 352

Early draft fragments

Folder 353-358

Folder 353

Folder 354

Folder 355

Folder 356

Folder 357

Folder 358

Early draft

Folder 359-366

Folder 359

Folder 360

Folder 361

Folder 362

Folder 363

Folder 364

Folder 365

Folder 366

Pre-edited draft

Folder 367-381

Folder 367

Folder 368

Folder 369

Folder 370

Folder 371

Folder 372

Folder 373

Folder 374

Folder 375

Folder 376

Folder 377

Folder 378

Folder 379

Folder 380

Folder 381

Corrected manuscript

Folder 382-389

Folder 382

Folder 383

Folder 384

Folder 385

Folder 386

Folder 387

Folder 388

Folder 389

Notes

Folder 390-409

Folder 390

Folder 391

Folder 392

Folder 393

Folder 394

Folder 395

Folder 396

Folder 397

Folder 398

Folder 399

Folder 400

Folder 401

Folder 402

Folder 403

Folder 404

Folder 405

Folder 406

Folder 407

Folder 408

Folder 409

Research

Folder 410-411

Folder 410

Folder 411

Working copy of Father Melancholy's Daughter

Folder 412-418

Folder 412

Folder 413

Folder 414

Folder 415

Folder 416

Folder 417

Folder 418

Folders

Folder 419-421

Folder 419

Folder 420

Folder 421

Reviews

Folder 422

Correspondence, December 1996-May 1998

Folder 423

Correspondence, June-December 1998

Folder 424

Correspondence, January-February 1999

Folder 425

Correspondence, March-April 1999

Folder 426

Correspondence, May 1999-July 2000 and undated

Folder 427

Fan mail, 1998-1999

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.13. Heart, 2000-2001 and undated.

About 550 items.

Published in 2001. Includes various undated typescript drafts; notes for phone interviews and a marketing pamphlet; research on cardiology and ideas about the heart; an idea journal; illustrations; publicity materials; and book reviews. Correspondence pertains to publication and marketing of the book. See also series 1.5 for dust jacket.

Folder 428

Early draft

Folder 429-433

Folder 429

Folder 430

Folder 431

Folder 432

Folder 433

First draft

Folder 434

Manuscript plan

Folder 435-453

Folder 435

Folder 436

Folder 437

Folder 438

Folder 439

Folder 440

Folder 441

Folder 442

Folder 443

Folder 444

Folder 445

Folder 446

Folder 447

Folder 448

Folder 449

Folder 450

Folder 451

Folder 452

Folder 453

Notes and research

Folder 454

Idea journal

Folder 455

Illustrations

Folder 456

Publicity materials: see also cassette of Diane Rehm Show , March 2001, in Series 5.1

Folder 457

Reviews

Folder 458

Correspondence, April-June 2000

Folder 459

Correspondence, July-August 2000

Folder 460

Correspondence, September-December 2000

Folder 461

Correspondence, January-March 2001

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.13A. Heart, 2000-2001 (Addition of 2006).

About 30 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Folder 1056-1058

Folder 1056

Folder 1057

Folder 1058

Manuscript I

Folder 1059-1061

Folder 1059

Folder 1060

Folder 1061

Manuscript II

Folder 1062

Manuscript (electronic version/FD-5055/1)

Folder 1063-1065

Folder 1063

Folder 1064

Folder 1065

Page Proofs I

Folder 1066-1068

Folder 1066

Folder 1067

Folder 1068

Page Proofs II

Folder 1069

Paperback cover (Bloomsbury PBKS edition)

Folder 1070

Publicity materials

Folder 1071

Reviews

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.14A. Evenings at Five, 2002-2004 and undated (Addition of 2006).

About 200 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Folder 1072

Manuscript I

Folder 1073

Manuscript II

Folder 1074

Manuscript III

Folder 1075

Manuscript IV

Folder 1076

Page proofs, first pass

Folder 1077

Page proofs, second pass

Folder 1078

Confirming page proofs

Folder 1079-1081

Folder 1079

Folder 1080

Folder 1081

Evenings at Five: A Novel and Five Stories (2004): Page proofs

Folder 1082

Audio book script

Folder 1083-1084

Folder 1083

Folder 1084

Correspondence and publicity, 2002-2004 and undated

Folder 1085

Email

Folder 1086-1087

Folder 1086

Folder 1087

Frances Halsband/Illustrations

Folder 1088

Notepad

Folder 1089-1090

Folder 1089

Folder 1090

Reviews

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.14A. Evenings at Five, 2007-2008 (Addition of 2014).

About 25 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110

Publicity

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.15A. Queen of the Underworld, 1959-1961, 2000-2006 (Addition of 2006).

About 550 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Folder 1091

Early draft: Chapters 1-3, 6 June 2002

Folder 1092-1094

Folder 1092

Folder 1093

Folder 1094

Editor's galleys, April 2005

With Nancy Miller's corrections and queries

Folder 1095-1096

Folder 1095

Folder 1096

Galley proof, undated

Folder 1097

Art

Folder 1098-1099

Folder 1098

Folder 1099

Audio book script (abridged)

Folder 1100

Journal (Miami), June 1959-October 1960

Typescript copy; original is filed in Series 9

Folder 1101-1103

Folder 1101

Folder 1102

Folder 1103

Gail Godwin's Miami Herald stories

Chiefly from Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale bureaus

Folder 1104

Notebook, 2000

Folder 1105-1106

Folder 1105

Folder 1106

Notebook, August 2004

Notes for the final 100 pages of Queen of the Underworld

Folder 1107

Notebook, September 2004

Folder 1108-1113

Folder 1108

Folder 1109

Folder 1110

Folder 1111

Folder 1112

Folder 1113

Notepads

Folder 1114

Notes, 2000-2002

Folder 1115

Notes, 2003

Folder 1116

Notes, 2004

Folder 1117

Notes, 2004-2005 and undated

Folder 1118

News events of June-August 1959

Folder 1119

Don Waldo, 2004

Folder 1120

Stella, 2004

Folder 1121

Other writings by Gail Godwin, 1959, 1961

"The Raising of Lazarus," an unpublished story written in Miami, and "Trip Across East Germany Not Easy, Reporter Finds,"  Asheville Citizen-Times, 24 December 1961

Folder 1122

Publicity

Folder 1123

Deleted sections

Folder 1124

Research: Cuba, Cubans, Cuban surnames

Folder 1125

Research: Miami, Miami Beach, 1959

Folder 1126-1131

Folder 1126

Folder 1127

Folder 1128

Folder 1129

Folder 1130

Folder 1131

Research: Miami Herald, June-August 1959

Folder 1132-1134

Folder 1132

Folder 1133

Folder 1134

Research: Miami night life, June-August 1959

Folder 1135-1136

Folder 1135

Folder 1136

Research: Minot Jelke case

Folder 1137

Research: Newspaper industry history

Folder 1138

Research: Perfume

Folder 1139

Research: Miscellaneous

Folder 1140

Research: Useful for second half of novel

Folder 1141

Reviews

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.15A. Queen of the Underworld, 2004-2007 (Addition of 2014).

About 100 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110

Manuscripts, reviews, publicity, book club

Includes materials relating to The Making of a Writer and contract with Ballantine Books.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.16A. The Making of a Writer, 2003-2006 (Addition of 2006).

About 200 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Note that the correspondence includes draft material. See also Series 1.1.15. for publicity materials relating to both Queen of the Underworld and The Making of a Writer.

Folder 1142

Draft: Journals 2, 3, 4

Folder 1143

Draft: Journals 5(2), 6

Folder 1144

Draft: Journal 7(2)

Folder 1145

Draft: Journals 8, 9, 12

Folder 1146

Draft: Journals 13, 14, 15

Folder 1147

Draft: Journal 16

Folder 1148

Draft: Journals 17, 17.5

Folder 1149

Draft: Journal 18, 18.5, 19

Folder 1150

Manuscript I, parts 1-5

Folder 1151

Manuscript II, parts 2-6

Folder 1152-1153

Folder 1152

Folder 1153

Manuscript III

Folder 1154-1156

Folder 1154

Folder 1155

Folder 1156

Manuscript IV

Folder 1157-1159

Folder 1157

Folder 1158

Folder 1159

Manuscript V

Folder 1160-1162

Folder 1160

Folder 1161

Folder 1162

Page proofs, 2nd pass

Folder 1163-1164

Folder 1163

Folder 1164

Correspondence with Rob Neufeld, 2003

Folder 1165-1167

Folder 1165

Folder 1166

Folder 1167

Correspondence with Rob Neufeld, 2004

Folder 1168

Correspondence with Rob Neufeld, 2005

Folder 1169

Reviews

Folder 1170

Miscellaneous

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.16A. The Making of a Writer, 2009 (Addition of 2014).

1 item

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110

Manuscript

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.16A. The Making of a Writer, undated (Addition of 2018).

1 item

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Box 112

Manuscript for Working on the Ending: Diaries, 2001-2005

Edited by Rob Neufeld; part 1 of a 3 part project that is part of The Making of a Writer.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.17A. Unfinished Desires, 2004-2011 (Additions of 2009 and 2017).

About 50 items.

The addition is comprised of the original final draft of "The Red Nun: A Tale of Unfinished Desires" (retitled Unfinished Desires for publication), related notes, and reviews and correspondence.

Folder 1241-1253

Folder 1241

Folder 1242

Folder 1243

Folder 1244

Folder 1245

Folder 1246

Folder 1247

Folder 1248

Folder 1249

Folder 1250

Folder 1251

Folder 1252

Folder 1253

Final draft, circa 2008

Acquisitions Information: Accession 101178

Without prologue; before reformatting and cut suggestions; 837 pages

Folder 1254-1258

Folder 1254

Folder 1255

Folder 1256

Folder 1257

Folder 1258

Notes, 2004-2008

Acquisitions Information: Accession 101178

Folder 1260

Reviews and correspondence, 2010-2011

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.17A. Unfinished Desires, 1999-2010 (Addition of 2014).

About 100 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 110-111

Box 110

Box 111

Manuscript, notebook, publicity, interviews, reviews

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.18A. Flora, 2012 (Addition of 2014).

5 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 111

Manuscript

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.18A. Flora, 2008-2013 (Addition of 2017).

About 50 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Comprised of drafts of Flora, related notes, and publicity.

Folder 1261-1263

Folder 1261

Folder 1262

Folder 1263

Next to final draft, 2011-2012

With prologue and veerings.

Folder 1264

Early notes, undated

Folder 1265

Notebook, 11 December 2008-31 August 2011

Folder 1266-1267

Folder 1266

Folder 1267

Research folders, 2009-2010

Folder 1268

"Flora I" notebook, 19 August 2009-19 May 2011

Folder 1269

"Flora II" notebook, 22 May 2011-4 September 2011

Folder 1270

"Flora III" notebook, 26 September 2011-8 February 2012

Folder 1271-1272

Folder 1271

Folder 1272

Reviews, interviews, and readings on tour, 2013

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.18A. Flora, 2009 (Addition of 2018).

1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Box 112

Drawings

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.19A. Publishing: A Writer's Memoir, 2014 (Addition of 2017).

2 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Comprised of the original final draft of Publishing: A Writer's Memoir and related notes and research.

Folder 1273-1274

Folder 1273

Folder 1274

Final draft, 2014

Folder 1275

Notebook, undated

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.20A. Grief Cottage, 2012-2016 (Addition of 2006).

About 40 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Comprised of original drafts of Grief Cottage and related notes and research.

Folder 1276-1278

Folder 1276

Folder 1277

Folder 1278

Next to final draft, 7 September 2015

No epilogue yet; other additions not here; with Moses Cardona's edits.

Folder 1279-1280

Folder 1279

Folder 1280

Final draft, July 2016

With epilogue and Nancy Miller's notes

Folder 1281-1282

Folder 1281

Folder 1282

Research and early writing, 2012-2015

Folder 1283

"Grief Cottage II" notebook, 12 September-25 October 2014

Folder 1284

"Grief Cottage III" notebook, 22 October 2014-8 July 2015

Folder 1285.

"Grief Cottage IV" notebook, 11 February 2015-6 July 2016

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1.20A. Grief Cottage, 2015 (Addition of 2018).

About 20 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Box 112

Composition notebook, research, publicity, reviews, and drawings.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1A. Published Writings, 1970-2017 (Addition of 2018).

About 25 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Box 114-115

Box 114

Box 115

Signed copies of hardback publications

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Other Published Writing, 1970-2000.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: by genre.

Materials include published book reviews, essays, excerpts of novels and novellas, libretti, and short stories, with some related correspondence.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2.1. Book Reviews, 1970-1994.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Reviews written by Gail Godwin and published in the Chicago Tribune Book World , New Republic, New York Times , New York Times Book Review, and North American Review. Authors reviewed include James Agee, Nina Baym, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Pat Conroy, Shirley Ann Grau, Doris Lessing, Joyce Carol Oates, Walker Percy, Reynolds Price, Mary Lee Settle, Paul Theroux, Anne Tyler, John Updike, and Shirley Fay Weldon.

Folder 462

1970-1975

Folder 463

1976-1977

Folder 464

1978-1982

Folder 465

1983-1984

Folder 466

1985

Folder 467

1987-1994

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2.2. Essays, 1971-2000.

About 40 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Essays and incidental pieces published in magazines and journals such as Antaeus, Art and Antiques, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Gourmet, Harper's, James Joyce Quarterly, Ms., New Times, New York Times Book Review , and The Writer; as introductions to novels; in book length collections of essays; and online. It is not clear where some of the essays were published. Includes some related correspondence.

Folder 468

"To Noble Companions," 1973

Folder 469

"Towards a Fully Human Heroine: Some Worknotes," 1973

Folder 470

"If She Hadn't Called Herself George Eliot, Would We Have heard of Marian Evans?" 1974

Folder 471

"The Iowa Experience," 1974

Folder 472

"The Southern Woman: A Beguiling Stereotype," 1974-1975

Folder 473

"Fiction in the Year 2000," 1975

Folder 474

"Finding the Right Shape for your Story," 1975

Folder 475

"A Diarist on Diarists," 1975

Folder 476

"The Haunted Interior," 1975

Folder 477

"Discovering the Form for Your Fiction," 1976

Folder 478

"The Watcher at the Gates," 1977

Folder 479

"Southern Men, Southern Lies," 1977

Folder 480

"Inner and Outer Landscapes," 1978

Folder 481

"A Writing Woman," 1979

Folder 482

"Being on Everybody's Side," 1979

Folder 483

"My Face," 1981

Folder 484

"Keeping Track: Journal Excerpts: 1962-1981," 1981

Folder 485

"God Bless You, Kurt Vonnegut," 1982

Folder 486

"Becoming the Characters in Your Novel," 1982

Folder 487

"Hers," 1982: series of four essays published in the New York Times

Folder 488

"Introduction to Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses," 1984: correspondence only

Folder 489

"Antiques Tell a Tale," 1985

Folder 490

"A Novelist Sings A Different Tune," 1985

Folder 491

"How I Write," 1985

Folder 492

"Six Decades at Yaddo," 1986

Folder 493

Untitled, 1987: on reviewing books

Folder 494

"Journals, 1982-1987," 1987

Folder 495

"What Should the Candidates Be Reading This Summer," 1988

Folder 496

"My Mother, the Writer: Master of a Thousand Disguises," 1989

Folder 497

Foreword to Sawdust and Incense: Worlds that Shape a Priest , 1989

Folder 498

"Angel of Revelation," 1990

Folder 499

Introduction to You Can't Go Home Again, 1990

Folder 500

"Nightwalk," 1992

Folder 501

"The Girl in the Basement," in Who's Writing This? Notations on the Authorial I, with Self Portraits, 1995

Folder 502

"Uncle Orphy," 1996

Folder 503

"A Book that [Really Did] Change My Life," 1998

Folder 504

"The Situation of American Writing, in American Literary History," 1999

Folder 505

"A Memorable Meal of Friends and Food," 1999

Folder 506

"Kurt Vonnegut: Waltzing with the Black Crayon," 1999

Folder 507

"The Pleasures of Reading," 199?

Folder 508

Introduction to Fifth Business, 2000

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2.3. Excerpted Novels and Short Story Collections, 1978-1981.

4 items.

Published excerpts from novels and short story collections, including "The Fate of Fleeing Maidens" (from Violet Clay); "Violet Clay" (from Violet Clay); "The Unlikely Family" (from Mr. Bedford and the Muses); and "A Mother and Two Daughters" (from A Mother and Two Daughters ).

Folder 509

1978-1981

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2.5. Short Stories, 1969-1995 and undated.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Includes drafts and tearsheets of short stories published in magazines such as Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Harpers, McCall's, Ms., Redbook, and USA Weekend. Some stories later appeared in Godwin's short story collections, Dream Children and Mr. Bedford and the Muses . A small amount of related correspondence is included.

Folder 517a

"St. George," 1969

Folder 517b

"Liza's Leaf Tower," 1969

Folder 518

"The Dandelion, a Hardy Soul, Far from Its Proper Home," circa 1970

Folder 519

"An Intermediate Stop," 1970: in Dream Children ; republished in 1995 in Trinity News; see also Series 1.3.3 for an early version of this story

Folder 520

"A Sorrowful Woman," 1971: published again in Dream Children

Folder 521

"For Samuel Beckett: More," 1971

Folder 522

"Interstices," 1972: in Dream Children

Folder 523

"My Lover, His Summer Vacation," 1972: published again in Dream Children

Folder 524

"Layover," 1973: in Dream Children

Folder 525

"The Woman Who Kept Her Poet," 1973: in Dream Children

Folder 526

"False Lights," 1975: published again in Dream Children

Folder 527

"Nobody's Home," 1975: published again in Dream Children

Folder 528

"The Angry Year," 1975: in Dream Children

Folder 529

"Dream Children," 1976: in Dream Children

Folder 530

"Indulgences," 1976, in Dream Children

Folder 531

"A Cultural Exchange," 1978: see also Series 1.3.3 for an earlier version of this story

Folder 532

"A Tale of the Literary Life," 1979: originally entitled "Amanuensis" (see folder 534)

Folder 533

"Over the Mountain," 1983

Folder 534

"Amanuensis," circa 1983: in Mr. Bedford and the Muses ; originally published as "A Tale of the Literary Life" (see folder 532)

Folder 535

"A Father's Pleasures," circa 1983: in Mr. Bedford and the Muses

Folder 536

"St. John," circa 1983: in Mr. Bedford and the Muses

Folder 537

"Last Summer on Pelican Island," 1995

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2.6A. Solo Notes, 2011 (Addition of 2006).

1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Solo Notes is a work in progress comprised of Gail Godwin's journal entries, and is intended as a companion to The Making of a Writer. Some of the entries have been published online. This collection contains correspondence between Godwin and Rob Neufeld regarding the editing of the collection.

Folder 1286

Correspondence with Rob Neufeld, 2011

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2A. Other Published Writing, 1970s-2000s (Addition of 2014).

About 25 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 111

The Rising of Lazarus, Anna Margarita's Will, Jane the Provider, Tale Teller, Tracking the Storm, Iowa Story, and other essays and reviews.

Also includes a photocopy of "Gull Key."

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2A. Other Published Writing, 2015 (Addition of 2018).

1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Box 113

Writings about Robert Starer and Grief Cottage

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Unpublished and Abandoned Writings, 1962-1993 and undated.

About 165 items.

Arrangement: by genre.

Includes unpublished and abandoned novels, novellas, short stories, and story ideas. See also Series 4.3 for other earlier unpublished writing.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3.1. Novels, 1962-1993.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Includes typescript and handwritten drafts, notes and notebooks, and research for unpublished and abandoned novels.

Folder 538-539

Folder 538

Folder 539

"Gull Key," 1962: the author's first novel and the only copy in existence; based on first marriage

Folder 540-542

Folder 540

Folder 541

Folder 542

"Possibilitarian," 1966: also called "The Gift of Insight" and "The Ruptured Link"; based on author's father, Mose W. Godwin; first draft handwritten in notebook

Folder 543

"The Interviewer," 1974: also called "Castle"; includes note to self on beginning a novel

Folder 544-546

Folder 544

Folder 545

Folder 546

"The Last of the Nightingales," 1977: three notebooks containing first draft and notes of a romance story

Folder 547

"A Woman of Property," 197?: abandoned, and then revisited in 1987 as "Castles" in a note to self

Folder 548

"Gotham," 1983: notes for a novel not written

Folder 549

"The Very Rich Hours of Freddy Stratton," 1988-1989: correspondence and clippings gathered for unwritten novel; Freddy Stratton first appeared as a minor character in A Southern Family and later as a character in "My Last Protégé"

Folder 550

"My Last Protégé," 1991: draft 1

Folder 551

"My Last Protégé," 1991: draft 2

Folder 552-555

Folder 552

Folder 553

Folder 554

Folder 555

"My Last Protégé," 1991: two notebooks with sketches, quotes, character studies, photographs, and chapter notes; heroine Augusta Eubanks later appears in Evensong

Folder 556-559

Folder 556

Folder 557

Folder 558

Folder 559

"My Last Protégé," 1991: research notes on jobs for Edmund; funeral for Freddy Stratton; and architecture; includes correspondence and clippings

Folder 560-561

Folder 560

Folder 561

"My Last Protégé," 1991: illustrated folders for drafts and writing log

Folder 562

"My Last Protégé," 1991: clippings

Folder 563

"A Book of Hours," 1993: notes for a novel

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3A. The Guardian's Tale, 2013 (Addition of 2018).

About 10 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Box 113

Drafts and notebooks

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3.2. Novellas, 1970s.

2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Typescript drafts of unpublished novellas.

Folder 564

"Summer Suite," 1979?

Folder 565

"Godchild," 197?: unfinished

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3.3. Short Stories, 1970-1976 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Financial Materials, 1982-1996.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly accounts payable notices from Gail Godwin's agent, John Hawkins, for royalties received for written works and earnings from appearances. Also included is a record of unearned advances.

Folder 579

1982-1983

Folder 580

1984

Folder 581

1985

Folder 582

1986

Folder 583

1987

Folder 584

1988

Folder 585

1989

Folder 586

1990

Folder 587

1991

Folder 588

1992

Folder 589

1993

Folder 590

1994

Folder 591

1995

Folder 592

1996

Folder 593

Unearned advances, 1984-1987

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. Miscellaneous Writings and Other Publishing-Related Materials, 1974-2001.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5A. Miscellaneous Writings and Other Publishing-Related Materials, undated (Addition of 2006).

2 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Folder 1171

St. Gregory's Parish Lives: Marie Dunphy

Folder 1172

"Discoveries in a Sacred Space": Foreward by Gail Godwin

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse 2. Project Files, 1970-2001 and undated.

About 1600 items.

Materials include writing notebooks; notes on writing and teaching; publicity materials; book reviews; scrapbooks; photograph albums; research notes; family history; scholarly writings about Gail Godwin; drawings; and materials related to St. Hilda's Press.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Writing Notebooks, 1975-1994 and undated.

About 25 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly notebooks kept while traveling, with commentaries on friends visited, fellow travelers, self-esteem, notes on characters and themes for novels, and dreams. Includes some notes and research for A Mother and Two Daughters, Father Melancholy's Daughter, and The Good Husband .

Folder 598

1975: trip to Norway; notes on diaries, diarists, and other writers

Folder 599

1979: notes on A Mother and Two Daughters

Folder 600

1981: reflections on self-esteem while visiting with family and friends in Selma, Ala., and Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 601

1983?: visiting with family in Selma, Ala.

Folder 602

1984: trip to France and Switzerland

Folder 603

June 1989: trip to England with notes for Father Melancholy's Daughter

Folder 604

July 1989: "Journey into Wholeness" at Kanuga Conference Center; reflections on personality type and archetypal images

Folder 605

1980s I: trip to Selma, Ala., and Asheville, N.C.; commentary on friends and family

Folder 606

1980s II: trip to London

Folder 607

1980s III: publicity trip to Richmond, Va.

Folder 608

1991: cruise with Book of the Month Club to British Isles; includes notes on a story idea that would become "Misericord" ( The Good Husband )

Folder 609-610

Folder 609

Folder 610

May-June 1993: trip to England with Father Gale Webbe and the Reverend David Bronson; two notebooks with enclosures

Folder 611-613

Folder 611

Folder 612

Folder 613

Empty

Folder 614

1994: travel related to book publishing with Ballantine Books; how to present self to others

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Notes on Writing and Teaching, 1970s-1980s.

About 50 items.

Chiefly materials gathered for "Mysteries of the Writing Life," a seminar given at Manhattanville College in 1988. Includes texts and notes of lectures, presentations, and articles given in previous appearances at Breadloaf, New York University, Mars Hill College, and other institutions; also some miscellaneous materials accumulated while teaching. See also Series 2.3.1 for text of speech given at this seminar.

Folder 615-618

Folder 615

Folder 616

Folder 617

Folder 618

Notes on writing and teaching

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2A. Notes on Writing and Teaching, 2015 (Addition of 2017).

5 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Materials gathered for "Stuck: A Writer's Companion to the Dark Days," a master class given at Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College in 2015. Included are texts and notes for the class.

Folder 1287

Notebook, 2015

Folder 1288

Notes and drafts, 2015

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Publicity, 1982-1996.

About 750 items.

Materials pertain to Gail Godwin's appearances and speaking engagements, awards and honors received, and interviews and articles written about her. Includes correspondence, brochures, posters, and clippings. See also Series 5 for related audio-visual materials.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3.1. Appearances and Speaking Engagements, 1972-1999.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Materials include text of some speeches given at appearances and speaking engagements with related correspondence; may include materials from award presentations and writing conferences, workshops, and lectures; some materials in Swedish.

Folder 619

1972-1978 and undated: except 1976 South American tour

Folder 620

1976: South American tour as American Specialist for the United States Information Service of the State Department

Folder 621

1980-1983: except 1981 Frankfurt, Germany, book fair

Folder 622

1981: Frankfurt, Germany, Book Fair

Folder 623

1984-1987: except University of North Carolina at Greensboro commencement

Folder 624

1987: University of North Carolina at Greensboro commencement

Folder 625

1988: includes text of speech given at Manhattanville College seminar on "The Mysteries of the Writing Life." See also Series 2.2 for background materials gathered for this seminar

Folder 626

1989-1990

Folder 627

1991: except Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction gala

Folder 628

1991: Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction gala

Folder 629

1992

Folder 630

1993-1994: except book promotion trip to Stockholm, Sweden

Folder 631

1994: promotion of The Good Husband in Stockholm, Sweden

Folder 632

1996-1997

Folder 633

1998: Trinity Institute

Folder 634

1999-2001 and undated: except Dekoven Center and Trinity Conference Center; Evensong book tour; Kanuga Conference; and Peace College

Folder 635

1999: DeKoven Center writers workshop and Trinity Conference Center retreat for women in the ministry

Folder 636

1999: Evensong book tour

Folder 637-638

Folder 637

Folder 638

1999: Kanuga Conference on the Faith and Fiction of Gail Godwin

Folder 639

1999: Peace College visiting scholar

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3.2. Awards and Honors, 1975-1994.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Honors include Guggenheim fellowship, 1976; a citation from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1981; a distinguished alumni award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988; several honorary degrees; and other awards.

Folder 640

Awards and honors, 1975-1994

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3.2A. Awards and Honors, 2005 (Addition of 2006).

1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Folder 1173

Awards and honors, 2005

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3.3. Clippings, 1970-2000.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Interviews, feature articles, advertising, and a small amount of correspondence related to Gail Godwin and her published books.

Folder 641

1970-1973

Folder 642

1976-1978

Folder 643

1980-1982

Folder 644

1983

Folder 645

1984

Folder 646

1985

Folder 647

1986: includes an interview with John Irving for Paris Review

Folder 648

1987: includes publicity for A Southern Family

Folder 649

1987: Book of the Month Club interview

Folder 650

1988

Folder 651

1989

Folder 652-653

Folder 652

Folder 653

1990-1993: includes publicity for Father Melancholy's Daughter

Folder 654

1994-1995

Folder 655

1996-1997

Folder 656

1998-2000

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3.4. Other Publicity Materials, 1970s-1980s.

About 25 items.

Posters advertising upcoming readings and talks, and correspondence and marketing materials related to the Gail Godwin room at the Richmond Hill Inn.

Folder 657

Posters, 1970s-1980s

See also OPF-5055/1.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5055/1

Posters, 1970s-1980s

Folder 658

Richmond Hill Inn, 1988-1989

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3A. Publicity, 2000s (Addition of 2014).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Book Reviews, 1970-1994.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

A small sampling of reviews of Gail Godwin's novels and short story collections. See also Series 1.1 and Series 2.5 for additional reviews.

Folder 659

The Perfectionists

Folder 660

Glass People

Folder 661

The Odd Woman

Folder 662

Dream Children: includes some correspondence with reviewers

Folder 663

Violet Clay

Folder 664

A Mother and Two Daughters

Folder 665

Mr. Bedford and the Muses

Folder 666

The Finishing School

Folder 667

A Southern Family

Folder 668

Father Melancholy's Daughter

Folder 669

The Good Husband

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.5. Scrapbooks, 1970s-1980s

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Book reviews, feature articles, marketing materials, and some correspondence surrounding publication of The Odd Woman, Violet Clay , A Mother and Two Daughters, Mr. Bedford and the Muses, The Finishing School , and A Southern Family. In a few cases, the enclosures are more substantial than the materials collected in the volumes.

Photograph Album PA-5055/1-2

PA-5055/1

PA-5055/2

The Odd Woman scrapbook: two books and enclosures of marketing materials, reviews, and related feature articles

Photograph Album PA-5055/3-4

PA-5055/3

PA-5055/4

Violet Clay scrapbook: two books and enclosures of marketing materials, reviews, related feature articles, and fan letter correspondence

Photograph Album PA-5055/5-7

PA-5055/5

PA-5055/6

PA-5055/7

A Mother and Two Daughters scrapbooks: three books and enclosures of marketing materials, reviews, related feature articles, bestseller lists, congratulatory telegrams, fan letters, and a mini scrapbook of guests at the Junior League of Richmond Book and Author Dinner, 1982

Photograph Album PA-5055/8

Mr. Bedford and the Muses scrapbook: one book and enclosures of reviews, notes, and correspondence with publisher and agent

Photograph Album PA-5055/9-10

PA-5055/9

PA-5055/10

The Finishing School scrapbook: two books and enclosures of reviews, feature articles, fan letters, marketing materials, and a published excerpt

Photograph Album PA-5055/11

A Southern Family scrapbook: one book and enclosures of reviews, feature articles, marketing materials, advertising, congratulatory notes, correspondence, and a certificate for the Western North Carolina Historical Association Thomas Wolfe Literary Award for 1987

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.6. Photograph Albums, 1980s.

4 items.

Chiefly documentation of construction of Woodstock, N.Y., house. Some family photographs are included.

Folder 670-676

Folder 670

Folder 671

Folder 672

Folder 673

Folder 674

Folder 675

Folder 676

Photograph albums 1-3: clearing of land and construction of house in Woodstock, N.Y.

Folder 677-678

Folder 677

Folder 678

Photograph album 4, 1970s-1980s: chiefly photographs of Gail Godwin and Robert Starer entertaining guests and family, including Godwin's brother Tommy Cole and nephew Justin Cole

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.7. Research Notes, undated.

About 100 items.

Miscellaneous research and story ideas. Includes background material for developing "Mountain City," a fictional town based on Asheville, N.C.

Folder 679-682

Folder 679

Folder 680

Folder 681

Folder 682

Asheville, N.C.: research notes on history, architecture, the arts, St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Academy, Pisgah Inn, and Coleman House of Asheville; 1987 "Cardinal," yearbook for St. Genevieve/Gibbons Hall School

Folder 683

Story ideas: a letter to a past self; a recap of the 1980s

Folder 684

Witches

Folder 685

Miscellaneous notes and quotes

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.8. Family History, undated.

About 50 items.

A small amount of Godwin, Krahenbuhl, and Rogers family history materials, including correspondence, clippings, photographs, and lineage charts.

Folder 686-687

Folder 686

Folder 687

Godwin: includes family correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other family history materials

Folder 688-689

Folder 688

Folder 689

Krahenbuhl-Rogers: includes correspondence with Sophie Krahenbuhl ("Totsie") and Ida [Krahenbuhl?]; Sophie Krahenbuhl's description of Gail Godwin's birth; photographs, clippings, family writings, and lineage charts

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.9. Scholarly Writings on Gail Godwin, 1974-2001.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Includes articles written about Gail Godwin and some related correspondence with the authors. Articles appeared in various reference books, journals, and magazines, including the Dictionary of Literary Biography and the Mississippi Quarterly.

Folder 690

1974-1978

Folder 691

1979-1980

Folder 692

1982-1988

Folder 693

1989-1990

Folder 694

1991-1992

Folder 695

1993-1995

Folder 696

1996-1998

Folder 697

1999

Folder 698

2000-2001

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.9A. Scholarly Writings on Gail Godwin, 1991-2010 (Addition of 2014).

About 10 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 112

Writings on Gail Godwin, 1991-2010

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.10. Drawings, 1974-1990s.

About 25 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Items include a 1974 water color painting and copies of colored pencil drawings, probably created during the 1990s.

Folder 699

1974

Folder 700

1990s

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.11. St. Hilda's Press, 1988-1993.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Materials related to the establishment and funding of St. Hilda's Press, formed by the Episcopal diocese of western North Carolina and interested individuals and funded by Gail Godwin. Includes correspondence with some financial materials and minutes from board of directors meetings; marketing and publicity materials; and materials related to the publication of Gale Webbe's Sawdust and Incense: Worlds that Shape a Priest.

Folder 701

Correspondence, 1988

Folder 702

Correspondence, January-April 1989

Folder 703

Correspondence, May-November 1989

Folder 704

Correspondence, 1990-1993

Folder 705

Logo design

Folder 706

Publicity, 1989-1990

Folder 707

Sawdust and Incense: includes reviews, letters from author Gale Webbe, price quotes for publishing, cover photograph, and dust jacket design

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1950-2001.

About 5500 items.

Includes personal correspondence and fan mail. See Series 4 for family correspondence.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Personal Correspondence, 1950-2001 and undated.

About 3600 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Includes correspondence with family, friends, publishers, editors, agents, and colleagues. Topics include both personal and professional concerns. Friendships, the creative life, writing, and life events are often discussed. Correspondents include Nina Baym, Prissy Hursh Benander, Doris Betts, Bill Cathey, Frank Cole, Justin Cole, Rebel Cole, Robert Coover, Frank Crowther, Roberston Davies, Robb Forman Dew, Marie Duane, William Godwin, Allan Gurganus, John Hawkins, John Irving, Norval Neil Luxon, Ian Marshall, Franchelle Cole Millender, Pat Merchant Verhulst, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Spearman, Anne Tyler, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Gale Webbe, Sister Kathleen Winters, Jonathan Yardley, and others. Some correspondents in Series 3.1. also appear in Series 3.2. and Series 4.1.4.

Note that correspondents who changed their last names may appear under both previous and new names. See Series 4.1 for the bulk of the family correspondence and early Gail Godwin correspondence.

Folder 708

A

Folder 709

B (except Nina Baym)

Folder 710-712

Folder 710

Folder 711

Folder 712

Baym, Nina, 1972-1998 and undated

Folder 713

Bee-Bena

Folder 714

Benn-Bl

Folder 715

Bo

Folder 716

Br

Folder 717

Bu

Folder 718

Ca (except Bill Cathey)

Folder 719-721

Folder 719

Folder 720

Folder 721

Cathey, Bill, 1993-2001

Folder 722

Ch-Cl

Folder 723

Col-Coo

Folder 724

Cos-Cow

Folder 725

Cr

Folder 726

Da-Di

Folder 727

Do-Dua

Folder 728

Dun-Dy

Folder 729

E

Folder 730

F

Folder 731

Ga-Go

Folder 732

Gr

Folder 733

Gu

Folder 734

Hac-Hal

Folder 735

Ham

Folder 736

Han-Hau

Folder 737

Haw-Hay

Folder 738

He-Hi

Folder 739

Ho-Hu

Folder 740

I (except John Irving)

Folder 741-750

Folder 741

Folder 742

Folder 743

Folder 744

Folder 745

Folder 746

Folder 747

Folder 748

Folder 749

Folder 750

Irving, John, 1973-2001

Folder 751

Irw-Je

Folder 752

Jo

Folder 753

K

Folder 754

La-Lew

Folder 755

Li-Lu

Folder 756

Ly

Folder 757

Ma (except Ian Marshall)

Folder 758-760

Folder 758

Folder 759

Folder 760

Marshall, Ian, 1965-1991

Folder 761

Mc

Folder 762

Me (except Pat Merchant)

Folder 763-776

Folder 763

Folder 764

Folder 765

Folder 766

Folder 767

Folder 768

Folder 769

Folder 770

Folder 771

Folder 772

Folder 773

Folder 774

Folder 775

Folder 776

Merchant, Pat (Verhulst), 1950-1993 and undated

Folder 777

Mic-Mile

Folder 778

Millender, Franchelle Cole

Folder 779

Miller

Folder 780

Mo

Folder 781

N-Oa (except Joyce Carol Oates)

Folder 782-787

Folder 782

Folder 783

Folder 784

Folder 785

Folder 786

Folder 787

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1969-2000

Folder 788

O (except Carrie Hayes O'Brien)

Folder 789-791

Folder 789

Folder 790

Folder 791

O'Brien, Carrie Hayes, 1979-2000 and undated: includes writings

Folder 792

Pa-Pf

Folder 793

Pi-Por

Folder 794

Pot-Pr

Folder 795

Q-R (except Tom Rosenthal)

Folder 796

Rosenthal, Tom

Folder 797

Sa-Sm

Folder 798

Spa

Folder 799

Spe-Spi

Folder 800

St-Su

Folder 801

Ta-Th

Folder 802

Ti-Ty

Folder 803

Updike, John

Folder 804

Va-Ve

Folder 805

Vincent-Scaringe, Janet

Folder 806

Vonnegut, Kurt

Folder 807

Wa-We (except Gale Webbe)

Folder 808-813

Folder 808

Folder 809

Folder 810

Folder 811

Folder 812

Folder 813

Webbe, Gale, 1965; 1977-2000; undated

Folder 814

Wic-Wil

Folder 815-817

Folder 815

Folder 816

Folder 817

Winters, Sister Kathleen, 1972-1999

Folder 818

Wo-Wy

Folder 819

X-Y

Folder 820

Z

Folder 821

Miscellaneous

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1A. Personal Correspondence, 1969-2006 (bulk 2001-2006) (Addition of 2006).

About 1200 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Chiefly incoming letters, but there are a few replies by Gail Godwin. See especially her exchanges with Joyce Carol Oates and letters from John Irving. Includes compact disc of a poetry reading.

Folder 1174

A

Folder 1175-1177

Folder 1175

Folder 1176

Folder 1177

B

Folder 1178-1180

Folder 1178

Folder 1179

Folder 1180

C

Folder 1181

D

Folder 1182

E

Folder 1183

Sister Elise

Folder 1184

F

Folder 1185

G

Includes compact disc (CD-5055/1)

Folder 1186-1187

Folder 1186

Folder 1187

H

Folder 1188

Irving, John

Folder 1189

J

Folder 1190

K

Folder 1191-1192

Folder 1191

Folder 1192

L

Folder 1193-1196

Folder 1193

Folder 1194

Folder 1195

Folder 1196

M

Folder 1197

N

Folder 1198

O

Folder 1199-1200

Folder 1199

Folder 1200

Oates, Joyce Carol

Letters, 1969-1974, are photocopies of letters written by Gail Godwin to Joyce Carol Oates; see also folders 782-787

Folder 1201

P

Folder 1202

Q

Folder 1203

R

Folder 1204-1206

Folder 1204

Folder 1205

Folder 1206

S

Folder 1207

T

Folder 1208

U-V

Folder 1209

Vonnegut, Kurt

Folder 1210-1211

Folder 1210

Folder 1211

W-X

Folder 1212

Y-Z

Folder 1213

Zoning Board of Appeals

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1A. Personal Correspondence, 1975-2014 (Addition of 2018).

About 100 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Box 113

John Irving, 2007-2014

Joyce Carol Oates, 2006-2010

Jeremy Shaw, 2009-2010

A housemate of Gail Godwin's in Iowa City.

Father Webbe, 1982-1999

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Fan Mail, 1988-1993.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Chiefly letters with descriptions of emotional responses to the characters and writing in Godwin's novels, especially Violet Clay, A Southern Family, The Finishing School , and Father Melancholy's Daughter. Some letters ask questions about characters and textual analysis. See also Series 1.1 and Series 2.5 for additional fan mail related to specific titles.

Folder 822

A

Folder 823

B

Folder 824

C

Folder 825

D

Folder 826

E

Folder 827

F

Folder 828

G

Folder 829

H

Folder 830

I-J

Folder 831

K

Folder 832

L

Folder 833

M

Folder 834

N-O

Folder 835

P

Folder 836

R

Folder 837

S

Folder 838

T-V

Folder 839

W

Folder 840

Y-Z

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2A. Fan Mail, 1991, 2002-2005 (Addition of 2006).

About 25 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly incoming letters, but there are a few replies by Gail Godwin.

Folder 1214

1991, 2002-2005

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3A. Email, 2001-2006 and undated (Addition of 2006).

About 275 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly incoming fan mail, but there are a few personal letters included.

Folder 1215

2001

Folder 1216

2002

Folder 1217

2003

Folder 1218

2004

Folder 1219

2005

Folder 1220

2006 and undated

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Family Materials, 1913-1989 and undated.

About 2800 items.

Materials include the family correspondence of Kathleen Cole, Gail Godwin, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, and extended family members and friends; writing and research materials of Kathleen Cole; early writing of Gail Godwin; and family photographs. In addition, there are miscellaneous family materials, including items related to the deaths of Tommy Cole and Kathleen Cole, personal calendars, diaries and notebooks, school mementos, scrapbooks, and drawings. Materials in Series 4 are arranged largely in the order in which they were received, with the exception of the family correspondence. Materials in Series 4.1.1, 4.1.2, and 4.1.3 have been rearranged to reflect the dialogue between mother and daughters and grandmother and granddaughter.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Family correspondence, 1931-1993.

About 1500 items.

Includes correspondence between two generations of mothers and daughters and grandmother and granddaughter. Also included is correspondence of extended family members and friends.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1.1. Kathleen Cole and Gail Godwin, 1940s-1989.

About 900 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence between Kathleen Cole and her daughter, Gail Godwin. Extensive correspondence chronicles relationship between mother and daughter for nearly fifty years. Letters discuss home and school life, family news, money, love, work, fashion, and writing.

Folder 841

1940s: childhood letters and postcards

Folder 842

1952-1953

Folder 843-844

Folder 843

Folder 844

1954-1955

Folder 845-849

Folder 845

Folder 846

Folder 847

Folder 848

Folder 849

1956

Folder 850

1957

Folder 851

1958

Folder 852

1959

Folder 853

1950s: undated

Folder 854

1960-1961

Folder 855

1962

Folder 856-857

Folder 856

Folder 857

1963-1964

Folder 858

1965-1966

Folder 859-860

Folder 859

Folder 860

1967-1968

Folder 861

1969

Folder 862

1970

Folder 863

1971-1972

Folder 864

1973

Folder 865

1974

Folder 866

1975

Folder 867

1976

Folder 868

1977

Folder 869

1978

Folder 870

1979

Folder 871

1970s: undated

Folder 872

1980-1981

Folder 873

1982-1983

Folder 874

1984-1985

Folder 875

1986-1989

Folder 876

Undated: chiefly greeting cards

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About 20 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters from Gail Godwin to her mother, Kathleen Cole. Letters discuss love, money, and family news.

Folder 1289

1963

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1.2. Kathleen Cole and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1931-1971.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence between Kathleen Cole and her mother, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl. Chiefly letters from daughter to mother, describing family life.

Folder 877

1931-1938

Folder 878

1954-1955

Folder 879

1956

Folder 880

1957

Folder 881

1961-1971

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1.3. Gail Godwin and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1940s-1971.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence between Gail Godwin and her grandmother, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, whom she addressed as "Monie." Chiefly letters from granddaughter to grandmother, regarding boyfriends, family relations, money, and school life. Includes some childhood drawings by Gail Godwin.

Folder 882

1940s

Folder 883

1952-1956

Folder 884

1957

Folder 885

1960-1963

Folder 886

1964-1967

Folder 887

1968-1969

Folder 888

1970-1971

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1.3A. Gail Godwin and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1953-1969 (Addition of 2017).

11 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters from Gail Godwin to her grandmother, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, whom she addressed as "Monie." Chiefly letters regarding boyfriends, family relations, money, and school life.

Folder 1290

1953-1969

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1.4. Other Correspondence, 1936-1989.

About 300 items.

Miscellaneous correspondence of various family members and friends of the Cole, Godwin, Krahenbuhl, and Zeigler families. Unless otherwise noted, correspondence is with Gail Godwin.

The chronological correspondence at the end of this subseries is comprised chiefly of miscellaneous letters Gail Godwin exchanged with male friends, including Stacy Barbour, Garland Radford, Frank Crowther, and "Robert" while she lived in North Carolina and Denmark. Other Gail Godwin correspondents include Lorraine O'Grady, a friend she met in Copenhagen, Denmark; Norval Neil Luxon, dean of the journalism school at the University of North Carolina while Gail was a student there; and Sister Kathleen Winters, a childhood mentor from St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Academy. In addition, there are some letters pertaining to scholarships and fellowships and to legal matters related to divorce and inheritance.

Folder 889

Kathleen Cole, 1952-1989: letters from various friends; includes sympathy notes following the death of her mother, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl

Folder 890

Cole family, 1953-1965 and undated: correspondence with stepfather, Frank Cole; sister, Franchelle Cole; and brother, Tommy Cole

Folder 891

Dora Godwin, 1942-1944; 1956: letters to her son, William Godwin, and her granddaughter, Gail Godwin

Folder 892

Mose W. Godwin, 1937-1957: letters to his mother, Dora Godwin; his wife, Kathleen Godwin (later Kathleen Cole); and daughter, Gail Godwin

Folder 893

William Godwin, 1958-1961: chiefly letters to his niece, Gail Godwin; includes letter to his brother, Mose W. Godwin; clippings; and copies of legal documents

Folder 894

Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1943-1971: letters from various family members and friends

Folder 895

Jack Krahenbuhl, 1945-1947; 1957; undated: correspondence with niece, Gail Godwin

Folder 896

Krahenbuhl family, 1924-1962 and undated: chiefly letters from Sophie Krahenbuhl to her son and daughter-in-law, Tom Krahenbuhl and Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl; also includes letters from Tom Krahenbuhl to his wife, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, and daughter, Kathleen; and various other family members

Folder 897

Sophie Zeigler, 1947-1969: correspondence with her niece, Gail Godwin

Folder 898

Zeigler family, 1936-1975 and undated: correspondence of Rebel Zeigler and Sophie Krahenbuhl Zeigler with Franchelle Cole, Kathleen Cole, Mose W. Godwin, Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, and Tom Krahenbuhl; includes Sophie Krahenbuhl Zeigler's description of Gail Godwin's birth

Folder 899

1940s

Folder 900

1952-1956

Folder 901

1957-1960

Folder 902

1957-1958: reactions to column written by Gail Godwin for the Daily Tar Heel

Folder 903

1961: pertains chiefly to making plans to travel abroad

Folder 904

1962-1972

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1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Miscellaneous correspondence of various family members and friends of the Cole, Godwin, Krahenbuhl, and Zeigler families. Unless otherwise noted, correspondence is with Gail Godwin.

Folder 1291

Franchelle Cole, 1963

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Kathleen Cole Writings and Research Notes, 1931-1989.

About 500 items.

Writings from college and graduate school; romance short stories; unpublished novels; numerous short stories; research materials gathered for teaching a course on the history of Asheville, N.C.; and a card file with with research, notes, and recordkeeping. Many items are undated. See also Series 4.3 for an unpublished novel rewritten by her daughter, Gail Godwin.

Folder 905

"Voltaire," 1931: essay published in The Isaqueena, a student publication of Greenville Womans College

Folder 906

Master's thesis, 1935: "The Influence of Inigo Jones on Ben Johnson's Masques," submitted to the Department of English at the University of North Carolina

Folder 907-910

Folder 907

Folder 908

Folder 909

Folder 910

Romance stories, 1942-1946: love-themed short stories published under the names Kathleen Godwin and Charlotte Ashe by Sweetheart Stories and Love Short Stories

Folder 911-913

Folder 911

Folder 912

Folder 913

"The Everlasting Door," circa 1960: draft of a novel

Folder 914-918

Folder 914

Folder 915

Folder 916

Folder 917

Folder 918

"Darling, You Can't Have Two," circa 1976: draft of a novel

Folder 919-921

Folder 919

Folder 920

Folder 921

"Darling, You Can't Have Two," circa 1976: revisions

Folder 922-925

Folder 922

Folder 923

Folder 924

Folder 925

Autobiography, undated: incomplete draft includes narratives on war years, parents' family histories, life in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Selma, Ala.; also includes other autobiographical essays and notes on writing and planning an autobiography

Folder 926

"Gateway to Love," undated: short story

Folder 927

"The Inconstant Past," undated: short story

Folder 928

"Kind Lady," undated: short story

Folder 929

"The Magic Lipstick," undated: short story

Folder 930

"In Mysterious Ways," undated: short story

Folder 931

"The Quintuple Threat," undated: short story

Folder 932

"Reverse Cinderella," undated: short story

Folder 933

"A Soup çon of Sin," undated: short story

Folder 934

Essay on railroad history, undated

Folder 935-937

Folder 935

Folder 936

Folder 937

Short stories, undated: untitled; some are story fragments

Folder 938-944

Folder 938

Folder 939

Folder 940

Folder 941

Folder 942

Folder 943

Folder 944

Asheville, N.C., history, 1989: chiefly research notes, course plan, correspondence, and lists of contacts for "Asheville Is Your Town," a course taught in fall 1989 by Kathleen Cole at the College for Seniors at the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement at the University of North Carolina at Asheville; also includes some information about history project with Asheville-Buncombe county schools

Folder 945-947

Folder 945

Folder 946

Folder 947

Card file, 1944-1947 and undated: record of story submissions and payment during the 1940s; includes some criticism and writing notes; information on local politics, churches, charities, services for the aging, writing groups, toastmistress club, and other activities

Folder 948

Miscellaneous writing materials, 1946-1954: includes notes on writing, article outlines, rejection letters, and clippings

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1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Box 112

"And Not to Yield"

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2A. Kathleen Cole Writings, 1937 (Addition of 2018).

2 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Box 113

"Borrowed of the Hills" and "Where There Is Faith"

For Professor Koch's class, performed in experimental productions.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Early Gail Godwin Writings, 1946?-1971.

About 150 items.

Materials created by Gail Godwin from childhood through the early 1970s at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Includes scrapbooks and journals created in childhood and newspaper columns, articles, essays, and short stories written in high school, college, while living abroad, and in graduate school. Note that Gail Godwin throughout this period used various surnames, including Godwin, Cole, Kennedy, and Marshall.

Folder 949

Childhood writings, 1946?-1952: short stories and essays

Folder 950-951

Folder 950

Folder 951

High school writings, 1951-1955: includes copies of "Cole Slaw," Gail Godwin's column for the high school newspaper; also includes undated short stories and poetry, probably written during high school

Folder 952

Salutatorian speech, 1955

Folder 953-955

Folder 953

Folder 954

Folder 955

College writings, 1955-1959: essays, book reviews, poetry, and short stories written while a student at Peace College and the University of North Carolina; some materials appeared in campus publications, including the Daily Tar Heel ; many items are undated

Folder 956-957

Folder 956

Folder 957

Scrapbook, 1957-1959: chiefly articles and essays published in the Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper of the University of North Carolina; includes a few articles about Gail Godwin and letters related to her newspaper writing

Folder 958

Larry Colet story, circa 1955-1959

Folder 959

Miami Herald, 1960: story ideas submitted to editor; also includes one article and one mileage report

Folder 960

"The Raising of Lazarus," 1960

Folder 961

Poetry, 1955-1966?: probably written during college and before attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop

Folder 962a-962b

Short stories, 1960-1966?: chiefly undated, but probably written while living in Florida, North Carolina, and London, England

Folder 963-966

Folder 963

Folder 964

Folder 965

Folder 966

"The Otherwise Virgins," 1960-1966?: undated rewrite of Kathleen Cole's original novel

Folder 967

Short stories, 1967-1969: undated, but probably written while a student and teacher at the Iowa Writers' Workshop; titles include "His House," "Soliloquy for Three Voices," and "A Gift of Insight"; see also Series 1.2.5 for published short stories and Series 1.3.3 for unpublished stories originally written during this period

Folder 968

Notes to self, 1967: on stories written

Folder 969

Coursework at the University of Iowa, 1968-1970

Folder 970

Acceptances and rejections, 1947-1969 and undated: letters from publishers regarding various submissions, including "Liza's Leaf Tower," "The Dandelion: A Hardy Soul, Far from Its Proper Home," "The Illumined Moment," "The Beautiful French Family" (later published as The Perfectionists, "A Dollar's Worth of Hygge," "The Man on the Sofa," "The Angry Year," "The Sorrowful Mother," and "St. George"; see Series 1.2.5 and Series 1.3.3 for the texts of these short stories

Folder 971

Ph.D. exams, 1971: essays written in partial fulfillment of the Ph.D. requirements for the English Department at the University of Iowa

Folder 972

"Some Well Meaning Questions," 1971: short story written in response to the experience of taking Ph.D. comprehensive oral exams at the University of Iowa

Folder 973-975

Folder 973

Folder 974

Folder 975

Miscellaneous notes and writings, 1950s-1960s: includes reflections on life at the Miami Herald ; a dream recorded; an essay on the Iowa Writers' Workshop; a short story fragment; and an autobiography fragment

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1 item.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Folder 1292

Coursework at Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1967

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4. Photographs, circa 1900-1990.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Chiefly photographs of Gail Godwin and Kathleen Cole, from childhood to adulthood. Includes some photographs of unidentified Godwin, Krahenbuhl, and Rogers family members.

Image Folder PF-5055/1

Cole, Kathleen: childhood

Image Folder PF-5055/2

Cole, Kathleen: adult

Image Folder PF-5055/3

Cole, Kathleen: childhood groups

Image Folder PF-5055/4

Cole, Kathleen: adult groups

Image Folder PF-5055/5

Cole, Kathleen: pets

Image Folder PF-5055/6

Cole, Tommy and Justin Cole

Image Folder PF-5055/7

Godwin, Gail: childhood

Image Folder PF-5055/8

Godwin, Gail: adult

Image Folder PF-5055/9

Godwin, Gail: childhood groups; chiefly photos of mother and daughter

Image Folder PF-5055/10

Godwin, Gail: adult groups; includes wedding photo with first husband, Doug Kennedy

Image Folder PF-5055/11

Godwin, Gail: friends in England, circa 1964

Image Folder PF-5055/12

Godwin, Mose W.

Image Folder PF-5055/13

Godwin, William

Image Folder PF-5055/14

Godwin family: includes photos of Gail and her father, Mose W. Godwin

Image Folder PF-5055/15

Krahenbuhl family

Image Folder PF-5055/16

Rogers family

Image Folder PF-5055/17-18

PF-5055/17

PF-5055/18

Miscellaneous

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4A. Photographs, 1952, circa 1959, 1975-2001, and 2013 (Additions of 2006 and 2017).

73 items.
Image Folder PF-5055/19

Godwin, Gail, circa 1959, 1975-2001

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Image Folder PF-5055/20

Cole, Kathleen, 1952

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Image Folder PF-5055/21

Flora Book Tour, May 2013

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5. Miscellaneous Family Materials, 1913-1989.

About 325 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by name.

Miscellaneous materials belonging to various members of the Cole, Godwin, and Krahenbuhl families. Materials include sympathy cards and letters, a small amount of Cole family correspondence, photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous personal items, including calendars, school mementos, scrapbooks, notebooks, drawings, yearbook, diary, address book, and some financial materials.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5.1. Kathleen Cole, 1951-1989.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5.2. Tommy Cole, 1974-1986 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5.3. Gail Godwin, 1937-1972.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5.4. Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, 1913-1957 and undated.

About 25 items.

Personal items belonging to Edna Rogers Krahenbuhl, including an address book and financial materials.

Folder 1013

Address book, undated

Folder 1014

Financial materials, 1913-1957: chiefly related to the 1939 death of her husband, Tom Krahenbuhl

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5.5. Family and Other Clippings, 1937-1965.

About 25 items.

Newspaper clippings relating to family and friends, including two columns written by Frank Crowther, a college friend of Gail Godwin's; and an article on Larry Colet, a former boyfriend.

Folder 1015a-1015b

Family and Other Clippings

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Audiovisual Materials, 1979-2006.

41 items.

Arrangement: by format.

Audio-visual materials arranged by format.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Audiocassettes, 1979-2001.

28 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Acquisitions information: C-5055/24-25 received as Addition of February 2014 (Acc. 102000). C-5055/26-28 received as Addition of July 2018 (Acc. 103383).

Recordings include radio interviews, book readings, and conference lectures and presentations. One item in Swedish. Series also includes folder of original audiocassette enclosures. See also Series 2.3.1 for some related publicity materials.

Folder 1016a

Audiocassette enclosures

Audiocassette C-5055/1

Presentation given at Mars Hill College on "Growing Up Southern", 25 October 1979: tape 1 of 2

Audiocassette C-5055/22

Presentation given at Mars Hill College on "Growing Up Southern", 25 October 1979: tape 2 of 2

See Series 2.2 for text of speech on tape C-5055/22, "How Southerners make decisions"

Processing information: formerly listed as C-5055/1b

Audiocassette C-5055/2

Lawyer answers family's questions about the evidence in the murder-suicide case of Tommy Cole, 4 February 1984: tape 1 of 2

Audiocassette C-5055/23

Lawyer answers family's questions about the evidence in the murder-suicide case of Tommy Cole, 4 February 1984: tape 2 of 2

Side 1 describes possible scenario of events based on evidence

Processing information: formerly listed as C-5055/2b

Audiocassette C-5055/3

All Things Considered interview, 5 March 1985

Audiocassette C-5055/4

Book Beat with Don Swaim, 2 parts, 28-29 March 1985

Audiocassette C-5055/5

"Current American Fiction and Non-fiction" on Soundings, from the National Humanities Center, 27 July 1986

Includes Gail Godwin discussing her recent novels

Audiocassette C-5055/6

Reading from Dream Children for American Audio Prose Library, 1986

Audiocassette C-5055/7

American Audio Prose Library interview, 1986

Audiocassette C-5055/24

Diane Rehm Show interview with Gail Godwin, 20 March 1991

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Audiocassette C-5055/8

Florida Humanities Council report on National Book Foundation event at a South Florida public library, circa 1993

Audiocassette C-5055/9

Reading from The Good Husband on Authors' Voices, fall 1994

Audiocassette C-5055/10

Interview with Monica Lauritzen, 8 February 1995

Chiefly in Swedish, except for Gail Godwin's spoken parts

Audiocassette C-5055/11

Birthday is announced on 18 June 1997 on Writer's Almanac, 16-20 June 1997

Audiocassette C-5055/12

Reading from Evensong; part of Gail Godwin interview of Kurt Vonnegut for Yale Review, December 1998

Audiocassette C-5055/13

"Character as Plot," a lecture given at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. 1998

Audiocassette C-5055/14

Fresh Air interview, 1 March 1999

Includes reading from Evensong

Audiocassette C-5055/15

Pen Faulkner event, April 1999

Includes reading from Evensong. See also Series 2.3.1 for related publicity materials

Audiocassette C-5055/16

Reading from Evensong at Retreat for Women in Ministry at Trinity Church, April 1999

See also Series 2.3.1 for related publicity materials

Audiocassette C-5055/17

Evensong service at the Cathedral of All Souls, followed by a presentation by Gail Godwin, 7 November 1999

See also Series 2.3.1 for related publicity materials

Audiocassette C-5055/18

Two lectures by Gail Godwin given at the "Gail Godwin: Her Faith and Fiction" conference at Kanuga Conference Center, 13-16 November 1999

See also Series 2.3.1 for related publicity materials

Audiocassette C-5055/26

"Gail Godwin: Her Faith and Fiction"; "Gail Godwin: My Story", undated

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Audiocassette C-5055/19

Evening prayer at preaching conference; readings from Evensong, 29 May-2 June 2000

Audiocassette C-5055/20

Interview and discussion of Heart on Ideas Network , January 2001

Audiocassette C-5055/21

Diane Rehm Show interview, March 2001

Audiocassette C-5055/25

"Magdalen at the Tomb" excerpts, undated

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102000

Audiocassette C-5055/27

Father Webbe's introduction to Gail Godwin, undated

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

Audiocassette C-5055/28

Trinity Institute National Conference speech, "Lover, Griever, Antagonist: Three Encounters", undated

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103383

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Videotapes, 1983-1996.

13 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly recordings of television interviews; includes a media training tape and footage of St. Gregory's Pageant. Series also includes folder of original videotape enclosures.

Folder 1016b

Videotape enclosures

Videotape VT-5055/1

Swedish television show interview, 1983

Videotape VT-5055/2

Today Show interview, circa 1984

Videotape VT-5055/3

Lecture at Dinner with Authors, Orlando Fla., 1985

Videotape VT-5055/4-5

VT-5055/4

VT-5055/5

Their Native Earth, 1989

Interviews with literary figures of North Carolina, including Gail Godwin, who appears in part 2

Videotape VT-5055/6

Bookmark with Lewis Lapham; interview of Gail Godwin, Josephine Humphreys, and Kaye Gibbons, 1991

Videotape VT-5055/7

Today Show interview, circa 1991

Videotape VT-5055/8

Media training, 24 August 1994

Videotape VT-5055/9

Literatti interview with Toni Morrison, circa 1994

Videotape VT-5055/10

Four takes of an interview, circa 1994

Videotape VT-5055/11

Swedish television interview, circa 1994

Videotape VT-5055/12

St. Gregory's Pageant, October 1996

See also Series 1.2 for related libretto materials

Videotape VT-5055/13

Listening for God, volume 2, 1996

From the Contemporary Literature and the Life of Faith series: reading from Dream Children, with discussion questions

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Compact Discs, 1986-2002, undated.

5 items (2 gigabytes).

Acquisitions Information: Addition of 2014 (Acc. 10200). Materials are available online via the Digital Collections Repository.

Contains interviews with Gail Godwin and musical collaborations with Robert Starer.

Digital Folder DF-5055/1

"The Book Show" radio interview with Gail Godwin, 2006

Contains audio of a radio interview with Godwin on "The Book Show" program with Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina on WAMC, a public radio network headquartered in Albany, N.Y.

Digital Folder DF-5055/2

BBC interview, 14 February 2002

Contains audio of a 2002 BBC interview with Godwin.

Digital Folder DF-5055/3

John Irving interviews Gail Godwin at 92nd Street Y, 1986

Contains audio of a 1986 interview of Godwin by fellow writer John Irving. The interview took place at the 92nd St. Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, sponsored by the Paris Review.

Digital Folder DF-5055/4

Music of Robert Starer

Contains audio tracks from the recording "Music of Robert Starer" from the CRI American Masters series. Starer and Godwin were longtime companions and collaborators until Starer's death in 2001. Godwin contributed the libretto for the song cycle "Anna Margarita’s Will" on the recording.

Digital Folder DF-5055/5

The Woodstock Cycle performance of "Magdalen at the Tomb"

contains audio tracks from the recording "The Woodstock Cycle," the product of a collaboration between Robert Starer and Gail Godwin, for which Godwin contributed the libretti.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Other Writers, 1970s-2001.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Chiefly undated writings sent to Gail Godwin by her friends, Robb Forman Dew and John Irving, and her mentor, Father Gale Webbe.

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1 item.

Essay by Robb Forman Dew on coming of age in the segregated South.

Folder 1017

"The Power and the Glory," undated

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.2. John Irving, 1978-2001.

About 20 items.

Chiefly undated writings, including excerpts, a draft stage, and an uncorrected proof of various John Irving novels, and an undated essay. Irving and Gail Godwin met at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and have been friends, friendly critics, and regular correspondents for more than 30 years.

Folder 1018-1020

Folder 1018

Folder 1019

Folder 1020

The World According to Garp excerpts: includes "Pictures of the Writer", "Garp in Action, Garp in Retreat", "The Pension Grillparzer", and "The World According to Bensenhaver"

Folder 1021

Cider House Rules excerpt: "The Boy Who Belonged to St. Cloud's"

Folder 1022-1033

Folder 1022

Folder 1023

Folder 1024

Folder 1025

Folder 1026

Folder 1027

Folder 1028

Folder 1029

Folder 1030

Folder 1031

Folder 1032

Folder 1033

A Widow for One Year: draft

Folder 1034

The Fourth Hand: uncorrected proof

Folder 1035

"In Praise of Creative Writing": undated essay

Folder 1036

Clippings; text of John Irving's introduction of Gail Godwin at a reading; a small amount of correspondence about John Irving; and photographs

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3. Gale Webbe, 1970s?-2000.

About 25 items.

Chiefly undated materials, including sermons, a television movie manuscript, essays, and clippings. Father Gale Webbe, an Episcopal priest, served as spiritual mentor, travel companion, and correspondent to Gail Godwin.

Folder 1037

Sermons

Folder 1038

"Out of the Silence": manuscript for a television movie presentation

Folder 1039

A Retiring Disposition: Reflections on Leavetakings and Homecoming

Folder 1040

The View from Sunset Mountain: Spirituality for the Retired: draft 1

Folder 1041

The View from Sunset Mountain: Spirituality for the Retired: draft 2

Folder 1042

Mysteries Project at St. Mary's Church

Folder 1043

Miscellaneous: clippings, including an article written by Gail Godwin upon her mentor's death

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Miscellaneous, 1966-2000, 2005, and 2010.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7A. Miscellaneous Materials, 2001-2005 (Addition of 2006).

3 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Arrangement: chronological.

Restriction: Some financial materials are CLOSED to researchers until the author's death.

Folder 1222

Financial papers

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8A. Dream Diaries and Related Materials, 1997-2006 (Additions of 2006 and 2017).

About 55 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438 and 103051

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.1A. Dream Diaries and Notes, 1998-2006 (Addition of 2006).

About 50 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly photocopies of diaries, but there are some original handwritten notes included and correspondence and a few writings by C. T. B. Harris ("Bud"), a Jungian analyst in Asheville, N.C.

Folder 1223-1225

Folder 1223

Folder 1224

Folder 1225

1998

Folder 1226-1227

Folder 1226

Folder 1227

1999

Folder 1228

2000

Folder 1229

2001

Folder 1230-1231

Folder 1230

Folder 1231

2002

Folder 1232-1233

Folder 1232

Folder 1233

2003

Folder 1234-1235

Folder 1234

Folder 1235

2004

Folder 1236

2004-2005

Folder 1237

2005-2006

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.2A. Dream Diaries, 1997-2005 (Addition of 2017).

5 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103051

Five wire bound notebooks containing pastel drawings and accompanying notes.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1293

1, 18 July-7 November 1997

Folder 1294

2, 8 November 1997-12 June 1998

Folder 1295

3, 13 June 1998-29 May 1999

Folder 1296

6, 12 June 2000-17 March 2001

Folder 1297

2004-2005, 10 March 2004-1 April 2005

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9A. Journals, 1959 (Addition of 2006).

2 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100438

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1238-1239

Folder 1238

Folder 1239

1959

Typescript copy is filed in Series 1.1.15.

Folder 1240

Circa 1959

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Closed Materials.

Restriction: Materials are CLOSED to researchers until the author's death.

Box 103

Closed materials: See folder 1222

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