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Collection Number: 05250

Collection Title: Sally Buckner Papers, 1963-2004

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Size 10.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 8000 items)
Abstract The collection of North Carolina author, poet, and educator, Sally Buckner (1931-), contains correspondence, materials relating to Buckner's editorial work, writings, materials documenting teaching and other literary activities, and other items. Correspondence is primarily with writers--among them Betty Adcock, Doris Betts, Fred Chappell, Ruth Moose, Sam Ragan, and Shelby Stephenson--but there are also letters from editors, educators, friends, and political figures. Editorial files relate to the anthologies Words and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry (1995) and Our Words, Our Ways: Reading and Writing in North Carolina (1999). Also included are published and unpublished writings; teaching materials relating to creative writing courses for college, high school, and middle school students; materials documenting her work with the North Carolina Poetry Society, the International Poetry Festival, and the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame; photographs of Buckner and her family; and other items.
Creator Buckner, Sally.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Sally Buckner Papers #5250, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sally Buckner in November 2005 (Acc. 100285), March 2006 (Acc. 100351), and July 2013 (Acc. 101823).
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: Danielle Weber, June 2006

Encoded by: Danielle Weber, June 2006

Updated: May 2019

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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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Sally Buckner was born in Statesville, N.C., in 1931, to George Beaver, a plumber, and Foda Stack Beaver, a teacher and bookkeeper. She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. She taught at every level, from kindergarten through graduate school and after 28 years on the faculty at Peace College, Raleigh, N.C., in 1998.

Buckner published fiction and poetry in a number of journals and anthologies, including Voices from Home, Crucible, and Out of Line. A collection of her poetry, Strawberry Harvest was published in 1986. Buckner also edited two anthologies, Our Words, Our Ways (1995) and Words and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry (1999). She conducted numerous writing workshops and won many awards, among them the Ragan-Rubin Award and the R. Hunt Parker Award for her contributions to North Carolina literature. As of 2006, she and her husband Bob live in Raleigh, N.C., where she writes, leads writing workshops, and is involved in social and political issues.

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The papers of writer and creative writing teacher Sally Buckner of Raleigh, N.C. include correspondence, materials relating to Buckner's editorial work, writings, materials documenting teaching and other literary activities, and other items. Correspondence is primarily with writers--among them Betty Adcock, Doris Betts, Fred Chappell, Ruth Moose, Sam Ragan, and Shelby Stephenson--but there are also letters from editors, educators, friends, and political figures. Editorial files relate to the anthologies Words and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry (1995) and Our Words, Our Ways: Reading and Writing in North Carolina (1999). Also included are published and unpublished writings; teaching materials relating to creative writing courses for college, high school, and middle school students; materials documenting her work with the North Carolina Poetry Society, the International Poetry Festival, and the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame; photographs of Buckner and her family; and other items.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1970s-2004.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Correspondence of Sally Buckner, including letters from other writers, editors, educators, friends, and political figures. There is substantial correspondence with Betty Adcock, Doris Betts, Fred Chappell, Ruth Moose, Sam Ragan, and Shelby Stephenson. There is also correspondence is with publications, chiefly Women's Day and The Red Clay Reader, and letters pertaining to workshops, the North Carolina Poetry Society, publication acceptance and rejection letters. Note that correspondence relating to specific projects is filed with other materials relating to those projects.

Box 1

A-R

Box 2

S-Y

Unidentified Correspondents

Miscellaneous Professional Correspondence

Rejection Letters

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About 2200 items.

Files related to Buckner's work as editor of Words and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry (1999). Author information files consist of correspondence, clippings, writings, permission to publish forms, and some biographical information. Also included are lists of poems to be used;; a biography of each author; materials related to the production and publishing of the anthology; correspondence with Marsha Warren and Susan Myers, who were liaisons between the North Carolina Poetry Society and Buckner; reviews and other post-publication items; and other items.

Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Author Information.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Box 3

Abbott, Anthony

Adcock, Betty

Ammons, A. R

Anders, Shirley

Angelou, Maya

Applewhite, James

Atkins, Stewart

Baddour, Margaret Boothe

Barrax, Gerald

Bathanti, Joseph

Bayes, Ron

Beam, Jeffery

Bevington, Helen

Boyd, James

Brockman, Zoe

Brown, Grey

Brown, Linda

Byer, Kathryn

Campbell, Mary Belle

Chess, Richard

Chitwood, Michael

Chappell, Fred

Church, Teresa

Dean, Debra Kang

Doar, Harriet

Downer, Hilda

Flynn, Keith

Fort, Charlie

Gibson, Grace

Gill, Evalyn

Goldman, Judy

Green, Jaki

Green, Paul

Holt, Lois

Hopes, David

Hughes, Gladys

Jarrell, Randall

Jeffers, Lance

Box 4

Kaufman, Debra

Kinsland, Debora

Knauth, Stephen

Kratt, Mary

Linsay, Sarah

Lipsitz, Lou

Ludvigson, Susan

Maginnes, Al

McClanahan, Rebecca

McCurdy, Harold

Macleod, Norman

Makuck, Peter

McDonald, Agnes

McFee, Michael

McGirt, James Ephraim

McNeil, John Charles

Meyers, Susan

Miller, Heather R.

Miller, Jim Wayne

Moody, Shirley

Moore, Lenard

Moore, Mari Jo

Moose, Ruth

Morgan, Robert

Murray, Pauli

Box 5

Newman, Paul Baker

Nixon, Sallie

Olsen, Charles

Owen, Guy

Pearson, James L.

Peck, Gail

Peterson, Keith

Piephoff, Bruce

Pinckney, Diane

Pope, Deborah

Powell, Dannye

Preshell, Barbara

Price, Reynolds

Rabb, Margaret

Ragan, Sam

Reddy, T.J.

Roughton, Becke

Ruark, Gibbons

Rush, Rebecca

Sandberg, Carl

Segrest, Mab

Sauls, Roger

Seay, James

Settle, Judith

Seiber, Hal

Shapiro, Alan

Silverthorne, Marty

Simpson, Nancy

Sledd, Benjamin

Smith, Stephen

Snotherly, Mary

Stem, Thad

Sullivan, Chuck

Smith, R.T.

Stephenson, Shelby

Stockard, Henry Jerome

Suk, Julie

Sutton, Maureen

Taylor, Eleanor Ross

Wallace, R.

Watson, Robert

Weatherford, Carole Boston

West, John Foster

White, Michael

Wilson, Emily

Whitlow, Carolyn Beard

Williams, Jonathan

Woosten, Anna

York, John

Zubor, Isabel

Box 6

Words and Witness Author Biographies

Sample Biography

Bio: Biblio

Poets and Poems

Words and Witness Piece Cards

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Research and Organization.

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Publication Materials.

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Post-Publication Materials.

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About 1800 items.

Files related to Buckner's work as editor of Our Words, Our Ways: Reading and Writing in North Carolina (1995). Author information files consist of correspondence, clippings, writings, permission to publish forms, and some biographical information. There are also files with research materials, photographs, and illustrations; materials related to the production and publishing of the book; correspondence with school districts and materials about using the anthology in teaching; and other items.

Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Author Information.

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Research.

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Publication Materials.

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Teaching Materials.

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About 500 items.

Materials documenting Buckner's involvement with teaching creative writing to college, high school, and middle school students. Included are materials concerning poetry contests, presentations to North Carolina teachers, and Buckner's teaching positions at Peace College and North Carolina State University.

Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Box 17

Poetry Matters: Presentations to North Carolina English Teachers Association

Poetry to the Schools Programs

Writing as a Human Activity

DILR: North Carolina Poetry

Emerging Voice

Peace Bulletin

Centennial

Poetry Writings with Sally's Poems as Models

North Carolina English Teacher

Teaching at North Carolina State University, Peace College, etc.

Box 18

North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame: Teachers' Poetry Workshop

Weymouth Program and Methodist College

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About 400 items.

Postcards, brochures, and notes collected by Buckner. Included are writing and teaching awards, compositions by authors Jim Power and Debbie Hopper, and other materials.

Box 20

Miscellaneous Materials

Awards

Compositions by others

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About 150 items.
Image Folder PF-5250/1

Primarily photographs of Buckner and her family

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Box 20

Papers (Addition of July 2013)

Acquisitions Information: Accession 101823.

Includes correspondence and other materials about the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, "Our Words, Our Ways," and the 1989 North Carolina Poet Laureate Conference.

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