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Jeanie Thompson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2511

Scope and Contents

This collections contains the papers of Alabama author and publisher, Jeanie Thompson. It includes drafts of her poetry, her Master's thesis and books How to Enter the River, Witness, and Litany for a Vanishing Landscape. Also, there are materials relating to her professional life including correspondence with publishers and other writers, materials from readings, as well as schedules and correspondence relating to the exhibit and book Litany of a Vanishing Landscape.

The works of her friends and fellow writers are included along with the journals in which the works appeared. The journals where Thompson's works were published are also included.

Dates

  • 1974-1977

Creator

Restrictions

There are no special restrictions placed on access to the Jeani Thompson papers, although literary and copyrights to her published and unpublished writings have not been granted to the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and remain the property of the author and her heirs. While all materials are available for research, the materials collected for her "view book" may be used (i.e. viewed or copied) only with the author's permission.

Biographical / Historical

Jeanie Thompson was born in Anniston, Alabama in 1952 and grew up in Decatur, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama and received her BA in 1974 and MFA in Creative Writing in 1977. During this time she also edited the first four issues of The Black Warrior Review. Her poetry has appeared in book reviews and criticism, and interviews with other poets have appeared in Antaeus, Southern Humanities Review Missouri Review, North American Review, Southern Quarterly and others. Her book reviews and criticism, and interviews with other poets have appeared in Ironwood, Porch and College English. She has taught at the University of New Orleans and in the Poets-in-the-Schools program in the metropolitan New Orleans area. In 1980, Thompson was the first recipient of the Louisiana State Arts Council Artist Fellowship in Literature.

Extent

5.4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Contains the papers of Alabama author and publisher, Jeanie Thompson. Includes poems and drafts by Thompson, as well as her Master's thesis and books How to Enter the River, Witness, and Litany for a Vanishing Landscape. There are no special restrictions placed on access to the Jeani Thompson papers, although literary and copyrights to her published and unpublished writings have not been granted to the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and remain the property of the author and her heirs. While all materials are available for research, the materials collected for her "view book" may be used (i.e. viewed or copied) only with the author's permission.

Provenance

Deposited by Jeanie Thompson, 2000

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2009
Title
Guide to the Jeanie Thompson papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500