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|Named Person:||Fred Chappell; William Blackburn; Kelly Cherry; Grace DiSanto; Hiram Collins Haydn; Frances Gray Patton; Richard Wilbur; George Garrett; Marianne Gingher; Dana Gioia; Donald Hall; Heather Ross Miller; Robert Morgan; Eve Shelnutt; David R Slavitt; Dabney Stuart; William Blackburn; Fred Chappell; Kelly Cherry; Grace DiSanto; George Garrett; Marianne Gingher; Dana Gioia; Donald Hall; Hiram Collins Haydn; Heather Ross Miller; Robert Morgan; Frances Gray Patton; Eve Shelnutt; David R Slavitt; Dabney Stuart; Richard Wilbur|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Fred Chappell; Kelly Cherry; Grace DiSanto; George Garrett; Marianne Gingher; Dana Gioia; Donald Hall; Heather Ross Miller; Robert Morgan; Eve Shelnutt; Dabney Stuart
|Notes:||Cataloged from inventory and accession records.|
|Description:||102,625 items (141.4 lin. ft.)|
The collection documents the entire length and breadth of Chappell's multifaceted career. Beginning with the years just after he completed his undergraduate studies at Duke and began his first novel at the urging of Hiram Haydn, an editor to whom Blackburn had introduced him, the letters, manuscripts, and notebooks provide insight into Chappell's developing literary career, his academic activities at UNC-G, and his growing involvement with a large network of writers, including a number of his former students. Many prominent American authors, especially Southern ones, are represented in the collection.
Among the most frequent correspondents are Kelly Cherry, Grace DiSanto, George Garrett, Marianne Gingher, Dana Gioia, Donald Hall, Heather Ross Miller, Robert Morgan, Eve Shelnutt, and Dabney Stuart. Notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, and printed material document the development of Chappell's career across all the genres in which he writes.
Addition (93-102) (1000 items; 3.0 linear feet; 1992-1993) has been incorporated into the fully processed portion of the collection. The remaining two boxes consist primarily of incoming correspondence. A small portion of this includes enclosures and attachments, some of which are writings by other authors.
Addition (98-299) (1694 items; 14 linear feet; 1989-1998, bulk 1997-1998) comprises correspondence received by Chappell. It also includes several folders of outgoing correspondence, drafts and published versions of works by Chappell and others, nineteen books, awards, miscellaneous printed materials, and one audio cassette and video cassette.
Addition (99-272) (7200 items; 12 linear feet; ca. 1978-1999) comprises correspondence, drafts and published versions of works by Chappell and others, photographs, clippings, awards, one videocassette, and other items.
Addition (00-272) (5425 items; 13.7 linear feet; 1989-2000) comprises correspondence received by Chappell; drafts and published versions of works by Chappell and others; reviews; items relating to his teaching; thirty-three books and periodicals; and other related materials further documenting his work as a poet, novelist and teacher. The addition includes two compact disks and four videocassettes.
Addition (01-145) (4344 items, 7.70 linear feet; dated 2000-2001 and n.d.) comprises correspondence received by Chappell; drafts and published versions of works by Chappell and others; reviews; items relating to his teaching; 33 books and periodicals; and other related materials further documenting his work as a poet, novelist and teacher. The addition includes 2 compact disks and 4 videocassettes.
Addition (02-171) (4895 items, 8.9 lin. ft.; dated 1944-2002 and n.d., bulk 1995-2002) consists primarily of incoming correspondence (1995-2002). Also includes Chappell's outgoing correspondence (1999-2002); drafts of his writing; newspaper and journal articles and reviews by and about Chappell; his Duke University diplomas (1961; 1964); the North Carolina Award in Literature (1980); 13 black-and-white and 3 color photographs; 7 audio cassettes; 1 audio CD; and 1 Betamax and 3 VHS videocassettes. The audio and videocassettes include recordings of Chappell with George Garrett, as well as of Chappell reading.
Addition (03-089) (2150 items, 5.9 lin. ft.; dated 2001-2003 and n.d.) consists mainly of Chappell's personal and professional correspondence, 2002-2003. Also includes handwritten journals (including poetry journals), article drafts, and lectures; clippings and printed material; manuscripts; and framed awards.
Addition (04-127) (3165 items, 6.0 lin. ft; dated 2003-2004 and n.d.) consists mainly of Chappell's personal and professional correspondence (2003-2004). Also includes notebooks and loose papers containing drafts of poems and other writings by Chappell; clippings and other printed materials; and writings by other authors.
Addition (06-024) (4942 items, 9.6 lin. ft.; dated 1978-2004 and undated) comprised chiefly of personal correspondence; drafts of unidentified writings by Chappell; notebooks; a plaque, Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award, 2004; a signed print, "Birthday Poems," by David R. Slavitt; and clippings. This accession is closed to researchers.
Addition (06-071) (970 items, 9.8 lin. ft.; dated 1987-2006 and undated) comprises primarily correspondence (2005-2006), as well as notes, clippings, manuscripts for review, Chappell's draft poems, books, serial issues, one VHS videocassette, awards, posters, and ads. This accession is closed to researchers.
Addition (07-121) (4875 items, 8.8 lin. ft.; dated 2000-2007) contains correspondence, drafts, books, and serials. The majority of the correspondence consists of review copies of books and drafts by other authors and requests for blurbs or reviews by Chappell. This accession has not been processed.
Addition (08-096) (3375 items; 4.5 lin. ft.; bulk dated 2007-2008) includes notebooks, drafts, and manuscripts of essays, stories, poetry, and speeches; correspondence; and some printed materials. Also includes some electronic media (floppy disks of Chappell drafts), which have been removed and copied to Duke's electronic server. This accession has not been processed.
Addition (08-321) (1 item; .2 lin. ft.; dated about 1990) consists of Chappell's annotated proof copy of the SELECTED POEMS OF WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS.
Addition (09-144) (3600 items; 4.8 lin. ft.; dated 2005-2009) includes correspondence, writings, manuscripts by other authors, and some printed materials. Also includes some electronic media (floppy disks of Chappell drafts).
Addition (10-106) (4000 items; 5.4 lin. ft.; dated 2006-2010 and no date) includes correspondence, writings by other authors, and essays, prose, poetry, and other drafts by Chappell. Also includes some electronic media (some CDs sent to Chappell by fellow authors).
Addition (10-223) (2625 items; 3.5 lin. ft.; dated 2006-2010) includes incoming and outgoing correspondence; writings by other authors; clippings; published works; and prose and poetry drafts by Chappell. Also includes correspondence regarding the Caldwell medal, awarded to Chappell by the North Carolina Humanities Council in 2010.
- Chappell, Fred, -- 1936-
- Blackburn, William, -- 1899-1972.
- Cherry, Kelly.
- DiSanto, Grace.
- Haydn, Hiram Collins, -- 1907-1973.
- Patton, Frances Gray.
- Wilbur, Richard, -- 1921-
- Garrett, George, -- 1929-2008.
- Gingher, Marianne.
- Gioia, Dana.
- Hall, Donald, -- 1928-
- Miller, Heather Ross, -- 1939-
- Morgan, Robert, -- 1944-
- Shelnutt, Eve, -- 1943-
- Slavitt, David R., -- 1935-
- Stuart, Dabney, -- 1937-
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- Faculty.
- Duke University. -- Department of English -- History.
- Fellowship of Southern Writers.
- American literature -- 20th century.
- American poetry -- North Carolina.
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
- Authors and publishers.
- College teachers as authors.
- Creative writing (Higher education)
- Greensboro (N.C.)
- Duke University. -- Department of English.
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- American literature.
- American poetry.
- Authors, American.
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
- North Carolina.
- North Carolina -- Greensboro.