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Finding Aid for the Ellen Douglas Small Manuscripts Collection (MUM00110)

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Finding Aid for the Ellen Douglas Small Manuscripts Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00110/
Title: Ellen Douglas Small Manuscripts Collection
Dates: 1961-2005
Creator: Douglas, Ellen, 1921-
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections.University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00110
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains photographs and various documents related to the life of Ellen Douglas. Items were created 1963-2005. This box is intended to be a repository for Ellen Douglas materials which are not part of any collection or gift.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Acquired from various sources

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, October 2011.

Additions

Materials may be periodically added to this collection.


Subject Terms

Douglas, Ellen, 1921-
Women authors, American
Authors, American -- Mississippi


Formats

black-and-white photographs
periodicals
speeches


Biographical Note

Ellen Douglas is the pen name of Josephine Ayres Haxton, who was born in 1921 in Natchez, Miss. She attended schools in Hope, Ark. and Alexandria, La. before enrolling at Randolph Macon Women's College in Virginia. In 1942 she graduated from the University of Mississippi. For most of her adult life she lived in Greenville, Miss. Her works include A Family's Affairs (1962); Black Cloud, White Cloud: Two Novellas and Two Stories (1963); Where the Dreams Cross (1968); Apostles of Light (1973); The Rock Cried Out (1979); A Lifetime Burning (1982); A long night (1986); The Magic Carpet and Other Tales (1987); Can't Quit You, Baby (1988); Truth: Four Stories I am Finally Old Enough to Tell (1998); and Witnessing (2004).


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains photographs and various documents related to the life of Ellen Douglas. Items were created 1963-2005. This box is intended to be a repository for Ellen Douglas materials which are not part of any collection or gift.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Ellen Douglas Small Manuscripts Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Ellen Douglas Small Manuscripts 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

Ellen Douglas Collection (MUM00109), Archives and Special Collections


Container List

Folder 1 Black-and-white photograph, signed by Ellen Douglas
Scope: By Brooks Haxton. 7 1/8" x 7 1/8" (torn).
Folder 2 8 x 10" copy of photograph in Folder 1
Scope: Includes negative, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Folder 3 Images, Spring 1984
Scope: Contains Jerome Billingsley's "An Interview with Ellen Douglas."
Folder 4 Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill catalog, Fall 1998
Scope: Contains publication notice for Truth.
Folder 5 The Delta Review, Winter 1963-1964
Scope: Contains two Ellen Douglas poems: "The Trumpets of God" and "Dialogue."
Folder 6 Esquire, December 1961
Scope: Contains "Death and Homecoming" by Ellen Douglas.
Folder 7
Book-of-the-Month Club pamphlet containing a piece on The Rock Cried Out
Newspaper article about the publication of Witnessing; from the Jackson, Miss. Clarion-Ledger, 8 September 2004
Folder 8 Transcript of Ellen Douglas's Phi Beta Kappa address, University of Mississippi, April 2005. 3pp.