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Papers of Rita Mae Brown [manuscript] 1929-2001.

Brown, Rita Mae; Alexander, Lisa; Alinn, Carrie; Bullard, CeCe; Douglas, Marjory Stoneman; Epps, Sheldon; Escrivá, Vicente; Fennell, Temple; Fielder, Richard; Flagg, Fannie; Goldstein, Josh; Herndon, Booton; Horsfield, Debbie; Jones, Herbert C; Kinberg, Judson; LaMond, Bill; Mamonova, Tatyana; Marshall, Reg; Muessig, Ray; Namei, Frank Darius; Pr...
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Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
Rita Mae Brown papers
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Summary
The collection consists chiefly of manuscripts of books, articles, book reviews, screenplays and teleplays; fan mail, personal, family, and professional correspondence; desk diaries and calendars; journals; photographs and other memorabilia; legal papers; and subject files reflecting her interest in her farm, polo, film, foxhunting, feminist and gay rights issues, and her school and college years.
With a few important exceptions manuscripts for almost all Brown's books, screenplays and teleplays are present including the Sneaky Pie mystery series set in Crozet, Va. Books include "Alma Mater," "Bingo," "Cat on the Scent," "Catch as Cat Can," "Claws and Effect," "Dolley, A Novel of Dolley Madison in Love and War," "High Hearts," "Loose Lips," "Murder at Monticello," "Murder on the Prowl," "Murder, She Meowed," "Outfoxed," "Pawing Through the Past," "Pay Dirt," "Rest in Pieces," "Riding Shotgun," "Rita Will," "Six of One," "Sneaky Pie's Cookbook for Mystery Lovers," "Southern Discomfort," "[Tale] of the Tip-Off," "Venus Envy," and "Wish You Were Here." File for these books often contain proofs, research notes, reviews, illustrations, and correspondence and related information regarding book tours.
In addition there are manuscripts of other authors including Lisa Alexander, Carrie Alinn, Ce Ce Bullard, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, Sheldon Epps, Vicente Escriva, Temple Fennell, Richard Fielder, Fannie Flagg, John Goldstein, Booton Herndon, Debbie Horsfield, Herbert C. Jones, Jud Kinberg, Bill LaMond, Tatyana Mamonova, Reg Marshall, Jr., Ray Muessig, Frank Darius Namei, Jonathan Prince, Robert Resnikoff, Franc Roddam, Gerald Sanoff, Elaine C. Spaulding, Julia P. Stanley, Nick Thiel, and Clara Jean Wagner.
Fan mail includes requests for public appearances, speeches, donations, and comments on the work of other authors. There is correspondence with her publishers; other authors; family members including her mother Julia Brown and aunt Mary Dundore who are fictionalized as the sisters of "Bingo," and "Six of one"; film producers; feminists; agents; political figures; athletes; and authors.
Major correspondents include Lisa Alexander, Lisa Alther, Larry Ashmead, the Ballantine Publishing Group, the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Adrianne Blue, Judy Blume, Susan Brownmiller, Judy Chicago, Alvin Cooperman, Julie Cypher, Sharon Deevey, Jules Fisher, Fannie Flagg, Sally Gearhart, Sophie B. Hawkins, Robert Hazel, Karl Hess, Erica Jong, Margarete Längsfeld, Norman Lear, Alice Marble, Joseph B. Mitchell, Rick Mita, Martina Navratilova, Judy Nelson, Nelle Nugent, Linda Lightsey Rice, Stu Robinson, Rowohlt (German publishers), Vito Russo, Diane Salvatore, Maggie Siner, Michele Slung, Liz Smith, Gloria Steinem, Muffin Spencer-Devlin, and Doug Wilder
Celebrity correspondents represented by one or two routine, short letters, form letters, or notes include George Allen, Birch Bayh, Ray Bradbury, Bill Bradley, Edward W. Brooke, Barbara Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kate Clinton, Glenn Close, Rita Dove, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Bob Greene, Bryant C. Gumbel, Carolyn Maloney, Jon Hinson, Madeleine L'Engle, James A. Michener, Dudley Moore, Dolly Parton, L. F. Payne, Jr., Otto Penzler, Lynn Redgrave, Linda Lightsey Rice, Ed Robb, Lynda Johnson Robb, Howard Russell, Donna Shalala, Cybill Shepherd, Walter Slezak, Alexis Smith, Helen "Gig" Smith, and Gerry E. Studds.
Topics in the legal and subject files include the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; the American Film Institute; the Blue Ridge Polo Club; Diana Press; the Farmington Hunt Club; the Furies reunion; legal suits and settlements with former partners; Ms. Foundation for Women; property in Nelson County and Ivy, Va.; Oak Ridge Hunt Club; the Piedmont Women's Polo Club; royalties; school and childhood papers including high school and college class notes; Tea Time Farm; and the Writers Guild of America.
Description
31,550 (ca.) items.
Cite as
Rita Mae Brown Papers, 1929-2001, Accession #12019, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Arrangement
The collection is organized in four series : I. Literary papers and manuscripts. II. Correspondence. III. Calendar diaries, Journals, Memorabilia and Photographs. IV. Legal and Subject Files.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Tunstall Fund, 2001/2002.
Biographical Note
Author, political activist, feminist.
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