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Finding-Aid for the Wylene Dunbar Collection (MUM00115)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00115/
Creator:
Dunbar, Wylene
Title:
Wylene Dunbar Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1992-1998
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains drafts, correspondence, cover art, and other materials relating to the writing, editing, and publishing of Ms. Dunbar's 1997 work, Margaret Cape.
Quantity:
4 boxes.
Number:
MUM00115
Location:
D-13.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Wylene Dunbar Collection (MUM00115). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Biographical Note
Wylene Dunbar was born in Sterling, Kansas. Her father was a wheat farmer and also raised cattle. Her mother is a painter and photographer. Dunbar grew up in a small town called Turon, Kansas, with a population of about 600.She graduated from Fairfield High School in Langdon, Kansas. Ms Dunbar then attended Wichita State University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics. Then she traveled to Vanderbilt University and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy. In 1977 Dunbar came to the University of Mississippi in Oxford to teach Philosophy. In 1979 she entered law school and graduated in August of 1982, first in the class. Dunbar then went into the Holcomb Dunbar Law firm. In 1992 Dunbar published her first short story entitled My Life with Corpses. Also in 1992 she went on full time leave to complete her first novel entitled Margaret Cape, a novel for which she was awarded the fiction award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. Dunbar is now writing a second novel which is an extension of her short story.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains drafts, correspondence, cover art, and other materials relating to the writing, editing, and publishing of Ms. Dunbar's 1997 work, Margaret Cape.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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.
Wylene Dunbar on Mississippi Writers Online

Container List
Box One:

Folder 1: Correspondence, c. 1992-1998.
Folder 2: Publishers fact Checking List for Margaret Cape.
Folder 3: Drafts of Acknowledgments for Margaret Cape.
Folder 4: TMs. Undated. Description of the writing process for Margaret Cape. 2pp.
Folder 5: Correspondence from and about Theo Lieber of Harcourt Brace.
Folder 6: TD. C. 1997. Documents regarding the June 1997 book tour of Wylene Dunbar.
Folder 7: Correspondence from Chris Vaccari of Harcourt Brace.
Folder 8: Correspondence from Philip G. Spitzer, 1995-1998.
Folder 9: TLS. May 28, 1997. Faxed letter from Irene Reichbach of Harcourt Brace to Stella Connell. Re: attached book tour schedule for Wylene Dunbar.
Folder 10: Newspaper reviews of Margaret Cape.
Folder 11: Newspapers. May 3-4, 1995. Copies of article appearing in the May 3, 1995 issue of the Wall Street Journal entitled "Faulkner's Shade Looms Over Oxford, His Mississippi Home."
Folder 12: Cover art for Margaret Cape.
Folder 13: TLS. January 19, 1995. Letter from Carolyn Blakemore to Wylene Dunbar. 4pp. Re: Changes to Margaret Cape manuscript.
Folder 14: Various pages of notes and sketches regarding Margaret Cape.
Folder 15: TMs. Undated. Miscellaneous loose draft pages from Margaret Cape.
Folder 16: TMs. Undated. Partial draft of Margaret Cape. P. 173-187.
Folder 17: TMs. Undated. Partial drafts of Margaret Cape.
Folder 18: TMs. Undated. Partial drafts of Margaret Cape.
Folder 19: TMs. Undated. Partial drafts of Margaret Cape.

Box Two:

TMs. Undated. Early partial draft of The Conservator of Margaret Cape/ W.W. Michaud [pen name of Wylene Dunbar]. 196 pp. Note: The title was later shortened to Margaret Cape.

TMs. Undated. Early partial draft entitled, The Conservator of Margaret Cape/ W.W. Michaud [pen name of Wylene Dunbar]. 79 pp. Note: The title was later shortened to Margaret Cape.

TMs. Undated. Partial draft [The Conservator of Margaret Cape]/ W.W. Michaud. 118pp.

TMs. Undated. Partial draft of [The Conservator of Margaret Cape]/ W.W. Michaud. 125pp.

TMs. Undated. Partial draft of [The Conservator of Margaret Cape]/ W.W. Michaud. Pp. 161-211.

TMs. Undated. Partial draft of [The Conservator of Margaret Cape]/ W.W. Michaud. Pp. 7-53.

TMs. Undated. Early annotated partial draft of The Conservator of Margaret Cape/ W. Michaud. 10pp.

TMs. Undated. Early partial draft of The Conservator of Margaret Cape/ W.W. Michaud. 173pp.

TMs. 1994. Early draft of Delta Fugue [later would become Margaret Cape]/ Wylene Dunbar. 522 pp.


Box Three:

TMs. c. 1995. Draft of [Margaret Cape]/ W. Dunbar. 423 pp.

TMs. c. 1995. Draft of [Margaret Cape]/ Wylene Dunbar. 454 pp.

TMs. 1995. Partial draft of [Margaret Cape]/ W. Dunbar. 520pp. [Note: missing the first six pages].

TMs. 1995. Draft of Margaret Cape/ Wylene Dunbar. 475 pp.

Box Four:

TMs. 1995. Draft of Margaret Cape/ Wylene Dunbar. 526 pp.

TMs. 1995. Draft of Margaret Cape/ Wylene Dunbar. 466 pp.

TMs. 1995. Draft of Margaret Cape/ Wylene Dunbar. 365 pp.

TMs. 1995. Draft of Margaret Cape/ Wylene Dunbar. 458 pp.