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Eleanor Munro papers, circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011

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Series 3: Writing Projects , 1921-circa 2000s
10 Linear Feet
Box 2-12

Writing projects date from 1921-circa 2000s and include both published and unpublished writing projects by Munro and writings by others. Writing by Munro include both non-fiction and fiction projects. Non-fiction material is comprised of drafts, notes, manuscripts, research, correspondence, contracts and agreements, royalty statements, and other business records for articles, books, reviews, talks, lectures, and other projects. Many talks and lectures at college campuses in the 1990s were a result of Munro's participation in the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellowship program. Fiction material is comprised of drafts, notes, research, and manuscripts for novels, poetry, and short stories. Writings by others include manuscripts of articles and novels.
The series is arranged as 2 subseries
  • 3.1: Writing Projects by Eleanor Munro, 1921-circa 2000s (9.7 linear feet; Box 2-11)
  • 3.2: Writings by Others, circa 1960s-2000s (0.3 linear feet; Box 11-12)
3.1: Writing Projects by Eleanor Munro, 1921-circa 2000s
9.7 Linear Feet
Box 2-11
3.1.1: Non-fiction , circa 1950s-2000s
7.8 Linear Feet
Box 2-9
Description Container
Articles
Untitled (publication uncertain), circa 1960s-1990s
2
7
Untitled [Ashrams] (publication uncertain) , circa 1970s-1980s
2
8
Untitled [Trip to West] (unpublished), circa 1970s-1980s
2
9
"The Art of 'Being in Love'" (publication uncertain), circa 1981
2
10
"Color" (publication uncertain), circa 1970s-circa 1980
2
11
"The Dangerous Joys of Summer" (unpublished), 1974-1977
2
12
"The Dog and the Pear Tree" (unpublished), 1975-1976
2
13
"Domino Rhetoric" (publication uncertain), 1983
2
14
"Millennium" (publication uncertain), 1985
2
15
"National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception" (unpublished), 1981
2
16
"On Rotten Ground" (unpublished), 1970-1976
2
17
"People Painting" (publication uncertain), 1980
2
18
"Serial Art" (publication uncertain), 1984
2
19
"Sisters" (publication uncertain), 1987
2
20
"Turning Point" (unpublished), 1967
2
21
"Women in Love as Depicted in Art" (publication uncertain), circa 1980
2
22
"Working Boundaries" (publication uncertain), circa 2000s
2
23
"Wrapping up Monsters or Science, Fiction, and the Search for Truth" (publication uncertain) , 1977
2
24
"The Trouble with Truk" (publication uncertain), 1985
2
25
Articles (published), 1954-2002
2
26-27
"Quatros Pintores Americanos: Bloom, Hartley, Hahn, Dove" (1955) , 1955
2
28
"Freedom for experimentation" (1957), 1957
2
29
Untitled [North Carolina State Museum] (1958), 1958
2
30
"Portraits in Our Time" (1959), 1959
2
31
"Is this the Face that Enraptured Aphrodite?"(1970), 1970
2
32
"While the King Slept His Soul Went to Heaven; When He Awoke He Built Lalibela" (1971) , 1971
2
33-34
"Women in Art's Eve" (1971), 1971
2
35
"An Imperialist on Fifth Avenue" (1972), 1961-1974
2
36
"Never a Writer" (1973), 1973-1974
2
37
"The Strange Case of the Traveling Vase" (1973), 1973-1981
2
38
"Anxiety: What is It Telling You?" (1974), 1973-1974
2
39
"Forepleasure Soup" (1974), 1973-1975
2
40
"Tracing the Moravian Missionaries" (1974), 1974
2
41
"Statistical Reflections" (1974), 1969-1974
2
42
"The Art Scene – Then and Now" (1975), 1975-1976
2
43
"Masterpieces from Zaire" (1975), 1975-1976
2
44
"Viva Victoria!" (1975), 1972-1989
2
45-47
"Gates, Locks, and Ruins" (1976) , 1976
3
1-2
"Not Only I the Narrator, But I John Cheever…" (1977), 1976-1981
3
3
"She Keeps Anchorage a Two-Paper Town" (1977), 1976-1989
3
4
"Archaeo-Art" (1979), 1976-1979
3
5-6
"How to Mangle a Masterpiece: The Sad Story of the Houghton Shahnaeh" (1979) , 1978-1985
3
7
"Illuminations of Persia Past" (1979), 1978-1979
3
8-9
"Krasner in the Sixties Free for the Big Gesture" (1979), 1979
3
10
"On Writing about Originals" (1979), 1979
3
11
"Lynne Meadow, Impresario" (1980), 1975-1980
3
12-13
"The Virtues of Staying at Home" (1980), 1977-1980
3
14
"For an Art Truce in Foley Square" [Richard Serra sculpture issue] (1985), 1985-1991
3
15-16
"The Geography of Memory" (1985), 1985
3
17
"On Beach Picnics" (1986), 1986
3
18
"Seeking Signs of Cosmic Coherence on a 3,200 Mile Pilgrimage to Earthworks in the Southwest" (1986) , 1986-1988
3
19
"Christmas Books" (1987), 1987
3
20
"Earthwork Odyssey" (1987), 1982-1987
3
21
"On the Pilgrim's Path to Lourdes" (1987), 1987-1988
3
22
"Timing it Just Right" (1987), 1987
3
23
"Protecting Jerusalem's Holy Places" (1988), 1988-1990
3
24
"Censorship, Pornography and Social Control…" (1990), 1990
3
25
"The Revelation of Light" (1991), 1990-1994
3
26
"Furniture" (1992), 1992
3
27
"A Pilgrim Reviews a Life" (1993), 1993
3
28
"The Uncertain Transit of PEN in South Africa" (1993) , 1991-1995
3
29
"Penelope Jenck's Eleanor Roosevelt" (1996), 1993-1996
4
1
Books (non-fiction)
"Encyclopedia of Oriental Arts" (unpublished) , circa 1960s
4
2
"African Voices" Manuscript (unpublished)
Introduction, circa 1970s
4
3-4
Fragments, Correspondence, Notes, circa 1970s-2000
4
5
"Mad Upon Idols: A View of the American Protestant Missionary Experience in China," Manuscript (unpublished) , circa 1970s
4
6-7
The Golden Encyclopedia of Art (1961)
Correspondence, 1961-1962
4
8
Publicity, 1961-1962
4
9-10
Through the Vermillion Gates: A Journey into China's Past (1971)
Bibliography, circa 1960s-1971
4
11
Contract and Royalty Statements, 1968-1989
4
12
Correspondence, 1970
4
13
Originals: American Women Artists (1979, 2000)
Agreement, 1997
4
14
Artists to Consider, circa 1970s
4
15
Correspondence, 1977-2003
4
16-22
Introduction Notes, circa 1970s
4
23
Manuscript (Original Sections), circa 1970s-1980s
4
24
Publicity, 1979-2000
4
25-30
Reissue, circa 1990s-2000
5
1-2
Royalty Statements, 1980-2005
5
3-5
On Glory Roads: A Pilgrim's Book about Pilgrimage (1987)
Correspondence, 1986-1999
5
6-8
Cuts and Drops, circa 1986-1987
5
9-10
Notes, circa 1980s
5
11
Publicity, 1987-1989
5
12
Published Version, Part 6, "Following Star" (photocopy), circa 1987-circa 2000
5
13
Research on Goddesses and Holy Women, 1983-1992
5
14-15
Memoir of a Modernist's Daughter (1988)
Contract and Royalty Statements, 1986-1999
5
16
Correspondence with Publishers, 1973-1989
5
17
Letters from Readers, 1988-1990
5
18-20
Manuscript of Prior Version, circa 1970s
5
21-24
Notes, circa 1970s-1980s
6
1-7
Notes by Family, circa 1988-2002
6
8
Publicity, 1988
6
9-10
Publicity Lists, 1988
6
11
Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writings and Rituals on Love and Marriage, selected and with an introduction by Eleanor Munro (1989)
Agreements and Royalty Statements, 1985-2009
6
12
Correspondence, 1985-2005
6
13
Notes and Research, circa 1980s
6
14
Permissions Summary, circa 1988
6
15
Publicity, 1989
6
16
Text (incomplete), circa 1980s
6
17
Readings for Remembrance (2000), Agreement and Royalty Statement, 1996-2003
6
18
Book Blurb, Green through a Leaf, by Josephine McKee, 2008
6
19
Book Blurb, Leaves of Prayer, by Elsie Choy, 1991
6
20
Book Proposals, circa 1960s-1980s
6
21
Catalog Essays
George Cohen Retrospective Exhibition (1978 April 20-September 25) , 1977-1978
6
22
Sidney Simon (1978 November 15-December 23), 1978-1979
6
23
Patricia Johanson: Landscapes, 1969-1980 (1981 February 4-28) , 1980-1981
6
24
The Eye of Eleanor Munro (1982 January 5-23), 1982
6
25
Faith Ringgold: Twenty Years of Painting, Sculpture and Performance, 1963-1983 (1984 April 8-September 4) , 1982-1993
6
26
Marcia Gybli King: Relief Paintings, 1982-1984 (1984 September 23-October 21) , 1984
6
27
Mary Frank Exhibition (1984), 1984
6
28
The Male Nude: Women Regard Men (1986 February 6-March 1), 1985-1986
6
29
Salvator Del Deo: Selected Works 1953-1993 (1993), 1990-2006
6
30
Sidney Simon (1995 August 18-October 20), 1985-1999
6
31
Mischa Richter and Sacha Richter (1998 August 14-27) , 1998-2001, circa 1930s
6
32
Botanica (1998 August 17-28), 1998-1999
6
33
Mona Dukess, The Art of the Garden (2006 June 30-August 6) , 1995-2006
6
34
The Art of Tomorrow: Hilla Rebay and Solomon R. Guggenheim (2006 May 13-Agust 30) , 2005-2006
6
35
Louise Kramer: Sculpture and Drawings (2006 December 5-2007 January 6) , 2007
6
36
Charlotte Robinson: A Retrospective (2007), 1981-2007
6
37
Columns, circa 1960s-1990s
6
38
Encyclopedia Entry, "Thomas Eakins, 1844-1916", circa 1980s-2004
6
39
Essay on American Art in Openings: Original Essays by Contemporary Soviet and American Writers (1990) , 1988-1990
7
1
Essay in Sisters: A Complex Destiny, circa 1980s
7
2
Film Scripts, Jam Handy Organization, "Art of the Ancients", 1966-1967
7
3
Introduction (Book), Mary Cassatt by Nancy Hale, 1990-1994
7
4
Introduction (Book), A New England Autumn by Gerd Kitttel , 1987-1988
7
5
Introduction (Speaker), Erica Jong, 1999
7
6
Juror's Statement, Connecticut Women Artists, Inc., 1990
7
7
Letters to Editors/Editorials, 1973-1983
7
8
Memorial Tribute, Diana Tead Michaelis, 1981-1982
7
9
Memorial Tribute, Elizabeth Tobin, 1981
7
10
Notes and Notebooks
Books Read, 1987-2002
7
11
Film and TV Clips, circa 1990s
7
12
Geography/House/Spring, Summer, Fall, circa 1970s-1980s
7
13
Lecturing, General Notes and Tips, circa 1970s-1990s
7
14
Screenwriting Notebook, circa 1980s
7
15
Story Ideas, circa 1990s
7
16
Story Seminar, circa 2001
7
17
Travel, circa 1970s
7
18
Unidentified Fragments, circa 1950s-2000s
7
19-20
Recommendation, Joan Lebold Cohen, circa 1975-1980
7
21
Recommendation, Sally Fine, 1994
7
22
Report, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1969-1973
7
23
Reviews, Book
Berthe Morisot's Images of Women by Anne Higonnet, 1992
7
24
Captain Vinegar's Commission by Philip Glazebrook, 1987
7
25
Circle of Children by Mary Macracken, 1975-1978
7
26
Featured in Commonweal, 1987
7
27
Diary of an Artist by Raphael Soyer, 1977-1979
7
28
Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage by Lee Hall, 1993
7
29
A Far Glory: The Quest for Faith in an Age of Credulity by Peter Berger , 1992
7
30
The Hadj by Michael Wolf, 1990-1993
7
31
Japanese Pilgrimage by Oliver Statler, 1983
7
32
King of the Confessors by Thomas Hoving, 1981
7
33
The Life of Emily Carr by Paula Blanchard, 1985-1994
7
34
Peripheral Vision: Learning Along the Way by Mary Catherine Bateson , 1994
7
35
Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr, 1984
7
36
Victoria Ocampo: Against the Wind and the Tide by Doris Meyer , 1990
7
37
The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margaret Sargent by Honor Moore , 1996
7
38
A Woman of Singular Occupation by Penelope Gilliatt, 1989-1990
7
39
Reviews, Exhibitions
Richard Stankiewicz (1956 January 2-21), circa 1970s
7
40
Joan Mitchell Exhibition (1961), 1961
7
41
Expo '70 (1970 summer), Osaka, Japan, 1970
7
42
Africa in Antiquity: The Arts of Ancient Nubia and the Sudan (1978 September 30-December 31) , 1978
7
43
Calvin Albert, Selected Works: 1942-1997 (1979 April 21-May 12) , 1977-circa 1980
7
44
Barbara Hepworth: Carvings and Bronzes (1979 May 5-June 29), Marlborough Gallery, Inc. , 1979
8
1
David Smith: The Drawings (1979 December 4-1980 February 10), Whitney Museum of America Art, 1979-1982
8
2
John Christian and Fred Sandback (1980), 1980
8
3
Isamu Noguchi: The Sculpture of Spaces (1980 February 5-April 6) , 1980
8
4
Young Artists' Show (1980 May 30-June 15), Provincetown Art Association , 1980
8
5
Patricia Johanson (1981 February 3-28) , 1981
8
6
Mary Frank Exhibition (1984), 1984
8
7
Penelope Jencks (2006 March 4-April 10), Boston University School of Visual Arts , 2006
8
8
Review, Theater, "Engaging Miniature Works Retell Japanese Legends", circa 1990s
8
9
Talks and Lectures
A.I.R. Feminism Symposium, 1991
8
10
Art and Creative Survival, circa 1990s
8
11
Art and Creative Survival, 2003
8
12
"Art as Play" Conference, circa 1970s
8
13
Austin College, 1988-1990
8
14
Berry College, 2003
8
15
California Lectures, 1980-1981
8
16
Centenary College, 2000
8
17
Cincinnati Sculpture Conference, 1987
8
18
Columbia College of South Carolina, 1997
8
19
Cosmopolitan Club Memoir Panel, circa 1990s-2011
8
20
Davis & Elkins College, 1995
8
21
Early Talks, circa 1950s-1960s
8
22-23
Earthworks, Modernism, and Postmodernism, circa 1990s
8
24
End of the End, 1997
8
25-26
Feminism, 1985-1995
8
27
Gadsden, Alabama, circa 1990s
8
28
Goucher College, 1991
8
29
Hathaway Brown School, circa 1970s-1990s
8
30
Hathaway Brown School Reunion, circa 1990s-2010
8
31
Hathaway Brown School Commencement, circa 1992
8
32
Hope College, 1991-1993
8
33
Illinois College, 2003
8
34
Illinois Wesleyan University, 1990-1991
8
35
Images of Women in Contemporary Art, circa 1980s-1990s
8
36
Ithaca College, 1993
8
37
Juniata College, 1990
9
1
Kids Creativity Panel, 1973
9
2
Krasner Talk, circa 2000s
9
3
Levels of Exposure, 1973-circa 1990s
9
4
Memoir, circa 1990s-2000s
9
5-8
Memoir and Pilgrimage Book, circa 1990s
9
9
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1970s-1980s
9
10
Modernism, 1998
9
11
Modernism and Postmodernism, circa 1990s
9
12
Monmouth College, 1997
9
13
National Academy of Design Panel, "Looking Forward, Looking Back", 2003
9
14
National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), TV Program, circa 1980s
9
15
New School Reading, 1994
9
16
Originals, 1998-2003
9
17-19
Pilgrimage Book, circa 1998
9
20-24
Pilgrimage Slide List, circa 1998
9
25
"Reconfiguring Modernism: American Women Originals", 2001
9
26
Rockefeller Foundation - Bellagio, Italy, circa 1991
9
27
Russell Sage College, 1997
9
28
Saint Mary's College of California, 1998
9
29
Saint Olaf College, 1994
9
30
Salem College, 1998-2000
9
31
San Francisco, World Trade Center Reverberations, 2001
9
32
Serial Art Symposium, 1984-1986
9
33
Southwestern University, Texas, 1998-2001
9
34
Stones for Ibarra Lecture, 1986
9
35
University of California, Berkeley Extension, 1987-1988
9
37
War Memorial Lecture, circa 1980s
9
38
Warren Wilson College, 1993-1995
9
39
Washington and Jefferson College, 2002
9
40
Women Artists, Notes, circa 1990s
9
41
Women in Arts Evening, circa 1971
9
42
Women's Stories, 1992
9
43
Sweet Briar College, 1997
9
36
Student Paper, 1965
9
44
3.1.2: Fiction and Poetry, 1921-circa 2000s
1.9 Linear Feet
Box 9-11
Description Container
Novel, "The Language She Spoke" (unpublished)
Manuscript, circa 1990s
9
45-46
Manuscript, circa 1990s-2000s
10
1-5
Drafts, circa 1990s-2000s
10
6-16
Character Drafts, circa 1970s-2000s
10
17-18
Character Drafts, Kristol, circa 1970s-2000s
10
19
Character Drafts, Mother, circa 1970s-2000s
10
20
Character Drafts, Simko, circa 1970s-2000s
11
1
Notes, circa 1970-2000
11
2-3
Poetry
Poems (published), circa 1960s-1974
11
4
Poems, circa 1950s-2000s
11
5-6
Nebraska Poetry, circa 1960s-2000
11
7
Short Stories
Untitled, circa 1970s-1990s
11
8
Early Stories, 1934-1947
11
9
"Anna's Granny's Secret", circa 1970s-1990s
11
10
"The Beautiful Spring", 1953-1970s
11
11
"Child Abuse", circa 1960s-1990s
11
12
"Composer" (incudes research materials), 1921-2006
11
13
"Curtain for Mrs. Kildicut", circa 1960s
11
14
"An Episode of War" (published 1976), 1975-1976
11
15
"A Follow-up on Grimm", 1970s-1990s
11
16
"Ghost Tracks", 1970s-1990s
11
17
"A Little Night Riding", 1990-1996
11
18
"Lu in Chador: For the Life of Lu", circa 1960s -1991
11
19
"Magnus", circa 1970-1990s
11
20
"Maundy Thursday", 1996-1998
11
21
"My Life as a Man", 1990s
11
22
"Nameless", 1990s
11
23
"Notes from a Center", 1960s-1970s
11
24
"An Old Fashioned Story", 1960s-1990s
11
25
"Petra", 1990s
11
26
"Raingirl", 1990s
11
27
"Ramble", 1966-1990s
11
28
"Records", circa 1990s
11
29
"Roman Summer", circa 1990s
11
30
"Shadow", circa 1990s
11
31
"Sopris", circa 1990s-2003
11
32
"Time Change", circa 1990s
11
33
"Where Were You Last Night?", circa 1990s
11
34
"Women", circa 1960s-1990s
11
35
3.2: Writings by Others, circa 1960s-2000s
0.3 Linear Feet
Box 11-12
Description Container
"The Bee in the Hollyhock: My Dillinger Days" by David Stewart, 2008
11
36
Green through a Leaf by Josephine McKee, circa 1996
11
37-38
Scattered Notes, circa 1960s-1970s
12
1
Untitled Writings by Mary Richie, 2008
12
2
Women's Initiatives Steering Committee: Proposed Action Plan, 2005
12
3

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