Finding Aid for the Panthea Reid/Ellen Douglas Collection

MUM00386

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00386/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Reid, Panthea
Title
Panthea Reid/Ellen Douglas Collection
ID
MUM00386
Date
1983-2000
Extent
1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
Collection contain correspondence and miscellaneous documents related to the life and work of author Ellen Douglas. Items were created 1983-2000.

Preferred Citation

Panthea Reid/Ellen Douglas Collection (MUM00386), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Ellen Douglas

Ellen Douglas (the pen name of Josephine Ayres Haxton) was born in 1921 in Natchez, Miss. Douglas grew up in small towns throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1942. She has authored eleven books, including novels, short-story volumes, and nonfiction. Douglas has served as writer-in-residence at Northeast Louisiana University, Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi, and has taught at various other institutions, including the University of Virginia and Millsaps College. Douglas died 7 November 2012.

Panthea Reid

Author and academic Panthea Reid is the editor of Conversations with Ellen Douglas. Reid was born in Kentucky and moved to Alabama as a child. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught at Virginia Tech and Louisiana State University, where she currently serves as Professor Emerita of English. Reid is the author of various books, including  Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf and  Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles.

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Scope and Content

Collection contain correspondence and miscellaneous documents related to the life of author Ellen Douglas. Some materials originated in the production of the book Conversations With Ellen Douglas, edited by Panthea Reid. Some materials are related to the book  Southern Women Writers: The New Generation. Items were created 1983-2000.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2005, February 2013

Access Restrictions

The Panthea Reid/Ellen Douglas 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

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Original finding aid created by Chatham Ewing, 2005. Finding aid revised and converted to EAD by Kathryn Michaelis, February 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

Ellen Douglas Collection (MUM00109)

Ellen Douglas Small Manuscripts (MUM00110)

For more collections related to Mississippi authors, please see the Archives' Literary Collections subject guide.

Separated Materials

Some digital material from this collection can be accessed online from J.D. Williams Library computers.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Douglas, Ellen, 1921-2012

Subject(s)

  • Authors -- Mississippi
  • Literature -- Southern States
  • Women authors, American

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Collection Inventory

Conversations With Ellen Douglas 

 1.1 Annotated Copies of Interviews with Ellen Douglas used for Conversations With Ellen Douglas (University of Mississippi Press, 2000) 

 1.2 Annotated Copies of Interviews with Ellen Douglas used for Conversations With Ellen Douglas (University of Mississippi Press, 2000) 

 1.3 Annotated Copies of Interviews with Ellen Douglas used for Conversations With Ellen Douglas (University of Mississippi Press, 2000) 

 1.4 General Correspondence and Notes Relating to Conversations With Ellen Douglas 

 1.5 Various Drafts of Panthea Reid's Chronology of the Life of Ellen Douglas. Annotations by Douglas 

 1.6 Summer 1999 Correspondence Between Panthea Reid and CBS 

Scope and Content

Re: 1964 Interview with Ellen Douglas

 1.7 Correspondence Between Ellen Douglas and Panthea Reid. Undated through 1999 

Scope and Content

Re: Publications, Conversations With Ellen Douglas, CBS Interview, Reid's  Virginia Quarterly Review Article, and  Southern Women Writers: The New Generation

 1.8 Reviews of Truth: Four Stories I am Finally Old Enough to Tell 

 1.9 Correspondence Relating to and Galleys of Panthea Reid's review essay of Truth: Four Stories I am Finally Old Enough to Tell for the  Virginia Quarterly Review 

 1.10 Photocopies of various articles written by Ellen Douglas 

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Southern Women Writers: The New Generation 

 1.11 Miscellaneous materials concerning the research, publishing, and editing of Southern Women Writers 

 1.12 Annotated Galley and Final Copy of Reid's Review of A Lifetime Burning for the  Times Literary Supplement, 22 July 1983. 

 1.13 Photocopies of book reviews of A Lifetime Burning

 1.14 Photocopies of book reviews of The Rock Cried Out

 1.15 Articles About Ellen Douglas and her Work 

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Miscellaneous Material 

 1.16 Correspondence, Pamphlets, and News Releases Related to the April 17, 1999 Program "Compassion and Understanding: The Life And Work of Ellen Douglas." 

 1.17 National Medal of Arts Nomination. 

 1.18 Willie Morris Funeral Program Photocopy. 

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Audio and Digital Material 

CD, cassettes of Interviews, and 1 computer disk related to Conversations With Ellen Douglas. Material from the computer disk can be accessed online from J.D. Williams Library computers. 

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