Gail Godwin papers, 1913-2006.


Godwin, Gail. Gail Godwin papers, 1913-2006.

Gail Godwin papers, 1913-2006.

The collection includes literary material, chiefly typescript drafts and stages of proofs, notes, background research, correspondence, and marketing and financial materials related to Godwin's published and unpublished books, book reviews, essays, excerpts, libretti, novellas, and short stories. There are also publicity materials, including correspondence, clippings, texts of speeches, and audiocassettes and videotapes, 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, including John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut, and Joyce Carol Oates. Family correspondence pertains 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. Family materials also include research and writings by Kathleen Cole; early writings by Gail Godwin; and personal items belonging to family members. Other materials include writing notebooks; notes on writing and teaching; photographs; research notes; a small amount of family history materials; scholarly writing about Godwin; drawings; materials related to St. Hilda's Press; and writings by others. Dream diaries and journals have been added to the collection beginning with the 2006 addition.

ca. 15000 items (51.0 linear ft.)

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Godwin, Gail (person)

Author Gail Godwin 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 ten novels and taught in various colleges and universities. Godwin lives in Woodstock, N.Y. From the description of Gail Godwin papers, 1913-2006. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 4...

Krahenbuhl, Edna Rogers, 1882-1972 (person)

Cole, Kathleen, 1912-1989 (person)

St. Hilda's Press (corporateBody)

Irving, John, 1942-.... (person)

American author. From the description of Introduction to a reading by Donald Justice to the Academy of American Poets at The Pierpont Morgan Library : typescript signed : [n.p.], 1982 Dec. 9 [date delivered]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874945 John Irving, screenwriter and author of source material. From the description of The cider house rules: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517206 ...

Vonnegut, Kurt (person)

Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1965-2002. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 259277264 From the description of Papers, 1941-2007. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41182258 Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vo...

Iowa Writers' Workshop (corporateBody)

The Iowa Writers' Workshop, or Program in Creative Writing, in the University of Iowa Dept. of English, grew out of earlier informal literary interest and the university's acceptance of creative work in the arts. The name Writers' Workshop was first used in the 1939 university catalog. Successive directors have been Wilbur L. Schramm, Paul Engle, George Starbuck, John Leggett, and Frank Conroy. From the description of Records of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1965-[ongoing]. (University...

Krähenbühl family. (family)

Rogers family. (family)

Cole family. (family)

Ziegler family. (family)

Goodwin family. (family)

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-.... (person)

As the winner of the National Book Award for her 1970 novel Them and the recipient of four O. Henry awards and numerous other literary prizes, Joyce Carol Oates is among the most distinguished writers in the United States. In her considerable body of work, she has created an array of male and female protagonists from a diversity of regional, economic, and occupational backgrounds. In the four decades since her first book, the short-story collection By the North Gate, appeared to critical acclaim...