Ellen Douglas Small Manuscripts Collection

MUM00110

Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Douglas, Ellen, 1921-
ID
MUM00110
Date [inclusive]
1961-2005
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Location:
General Special Collections
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.

Preferred Citation

Ellen Douglas Small Manuscripts Collection (MUM00110), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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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).

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries October 2011

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.

Additions

Materials may be periodically added to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from various sources.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, October 2011; revised by Susan Ivey and Lauren Rogers, February 2016.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Ellen Douglas Collection (MUM00109), Archives and Special Collections

Separated Materials

Special Collections Map Case Drawer 5. Poster “The Magic Carpet and Other Tales” (University Press of Mississippi, circa 1987).

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Controlled Access Headings

Format(s)

  • black-and-white photographs
  • periodicals
  • speeches

Personal Name(s)

  • Douglas, Ellen, 1921-

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American -- Mississippi
  • Women authors, American

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder

 1.1 Black-and-white photograph, signed by Ellen Douglas 

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By Brooks Haxton. 7 1/8" x 7 1/8" (torn).

1

 1.2 8 x 10" copy of photograph in Folder 1 

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Includes negative, 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"

2

 1.3 Images, Spring 1984 

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Contains Jerome Billingsley's "An Interview with Ellen Douglas."

3

 1.4 Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill catalog, Fall 1998 

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Contains publication notice for Truth.

4

 1.5 The Delta Review, Winter 1963-1964 

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Contains two Ellen Douglas poems: "The Trumpets of God" and  "Dialogue."

5

 1.6 Esquire, December 1961 

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Contains "Death and Homecoming" by Ellen Douglas.

6

 1.7 Book-of-the-Month Club pamphlet containing a piece on The Rock Cried Out 

 1.8 Newspaper article about the publication of Witnessing; from the Jackson, Miss. Clarion-Ledger, 8 September 2004 

Folder

 1.9 Transcript of Ellen Douglas's Phi Beta Kappa address, University of Mississippi, April 2005. 3pp. 

8

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Special Collections Map Case Drawer 5. 

Poster “The Magic Carpet and Other Tales” (University Press of Mississippi, circa 1987). 

Scope and Content

Oversized.

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