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Finding Aid for the Nevada Barr Collection (MUM00022)

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Finding Aid for the Nevada Barr Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nevada Barr Collection
Dates: 1990s-2000s
Collector: Barr, Nevada
Physical Extent: 20 boxes (9.13 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00022
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Collection of manuscripts, drafts, galleys, and promotional materials for works by Nevada Barr.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Materials donated by Nevada Barr.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 5 November 2009.

Subject Terms

Barr, Nevada
Pigeon, Anna (Fictitious character)
National parks and reserves -- Fiction
United States. National Park Service. -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories, American
Women novelists, American
Mississippi -- Fiction
Southern States -- Fiction


manuscripts (document genre)
manuscripts for publication
galley proofs
promotional materials

Biographical Note

Born 1 March 1952, Nevada Barr is the daughter of two pilots and grew up in California. She attended the California Polytechnic State University and graduated from UC-Irvine. After college, Barr pursued a career in theatre before becoming a National Park Service Ranger.

Barr's fiction centers on her character Anna Pigeon, a U.S. Park Service Ranger who solves a different murder mystery, at a different National Park, in each novel.

Scope and Content Note

Collection of galley proofs, handwritten notebooks and typed manuscripts of the works of Nevada Barr; also contains publicity materials for some of her work.

User Information

Prefered Citation

Nevada Barr Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Nevada Barr Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more literary collections housed at the University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections, please see our Literary Collections Subject Guide


This collection is arranged by literary work. Box 1 contains miscellaneous materials related to publicity.

Container List

Promotional Materials and Reviews
Folder 1.1 Publicity Material
Folder 1.2 The Purloined Letter. Vol 16, No. 1, 16 January 1995
Folder 1.3 Promotional Material for Track of the Cat, Ill Wind, A Superior Death
Folder 1.4 Promotional Materials
Folder 1.5 Crime Times, May-June 1995
Folder 1.6 "The Mysteries of Nature" USA Today, 17 May 1995
Folder 1.7 Lemuria Newsletter, Literary Type
Scope: Includes article by N. Barr
Folder 1.8 "Bear and Tear: Camping Nevada Barr-style" by Lynn Coulter in Sky : Delta Air Lines in-flight Magazine. March 2001
Folder 1.9 Oxford Town # 449. 21-27 March 2002
Folder 1.10 "Flip-flops, Girlfriends & Denim Jackets" by Nevada Barr. Clipping. Family Circle, 10 June 2003
Blind Descent
Folder 9.1 Original Manuscripts
Folder 9.2 Author's Galleys
Folder 9.3 Printing Instructions
Box 10 Galleys
Blood Lure
Box 16 Original Notebooks 1-4
Box 17 Style Sheets
Galley Proof
Box 18 Original Manuscript
A Death in Ruins (Restricted)
Box 2 Original Notebooks (7 notebooks)
Deep South
Box 12 Original Manuscripts
Author's Galleys
Box 13 Notebooks 1-5
Endangered Species
Folder 8.1 Original Manuscript
Folder 8.2 Author's Galleys
Folder 7.1 Manuscript
Folder 7.2 Author's Galleys
Folder 20.1 Manuscript. Chapter 1
Folder 20.2 Manuscript. Chapter 2-4
Folder 20.3 Manuscript. Chapter 5-7
Folder 20.4 Manuscript. Chapter 8-11
Folder 20.5 Manuscript. Chapter 12-14
Folder 20.6 Manuscript. Chapter 15-18
Folder 20.7 Manuscript. Chapter 19-21
Folder 20.8 Manuscript. Chapter 22-26
Folder 20.9 Manuscript. Chapter 27-30
Folder 20.10 Manuscript. Chapter 31-end
Folder 20.11 Galley Proof. Chapter 1-3
Folder 20.12 Galley Proof. Chapter 4-6
Folder 20.13 Galley Proof. Chapter 7-12
Folder 20.14 Galley Proof. Chapter 13-17
Folder 20.15 Galley Proof. Chapter 18-20
Folder 20.16 Galley Proof. Chapter 21-25
Folder 20.17 Galley Proof. Chapter 26-30
Folder 20.18 Galley Proof. Chapter 31-end
Hell's Backdoor
Box 14 Notebooks 2-3
Hunting Season
Box 15 Notebooks 1 & 4
Ill Wind
Folder 6.1 Manuscript for Ill Wind
Folder 6.2 Author's Galleys
Isle Notebooks
Box 14 Notebooks 1-4
Liberty Falling
Folder 11.1 Original Manuscripts
Folder 11.2 Author's galleys
seeking enlightenment... hat by hat
Box 19 Original Manuscripts
Author's galleys
A Superior Death
Folder 5.1 Typesetting Typescript
Folder 5.2 Author's Galleys
Track of the Cat
Folder 4.1 Original T.M
Folder 4.2 Galleys of Track of the Cat
Trial by Fire (Restricted)
Box 3
Folder 3.1 Chapters 1-5
Folder 3.2 Chapters 6-12
Folder 3.3 Chapters 13-18
Folder 3.4 Chapters 19-28
Box 15 Untitled notebook