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Joan Williams Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Joan Williams Collection
Date [inclusive]
3.0 Linear feet (6 boxes)
General Physical Description note
6 boxes.
Collection contains items related to the life of Joan Williams. Items were created 1979-1996.

Preferred Citation

Joan Williams Periodicals (MUM00479). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Joan Williams Collection is open for research.

Use Restriction

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.

Custodial History

Cataloged for Special Collections in October 1996: 1. The Southern Quarterly Summer 1995 2.  Mississippi Quarterly Winter 1979-80 3.  Mississippi Quarterly Winter 1980-81 4.  Mississippi Quarterly Winter 1988-89 5.  Mississippi Quarterly Spring 1989 6.  Mississippi Quarterly Spring 1990 7.  Mississippi Quarterly Winter 1991-92 8.  Mississippi Quarterly Spring 1992 9.  Mississippi Quarterly Winter 1992-93 10.  Mississippi Quarterly Spring 1994 11.  Mississippi Quarterly Fall 1994 12.  Mississippi Quarterly Spring 1995 13.  Mississippi Quarterly Winter 1995-6

Given to Main Library in October 1996: 1. The Southern Quarterly Fall 1995 2.  The Southern Quarterly Winter 1996 3.  Brittle Innings 4.  Happy Never After 5.  Trouble No More 6.  The Keepers of Echowah 7.  Bloodwork The New Rugged Cross 8.  Land O' Goshen 9.  James Mason and the Walk-in Closet 10.  Feeling Good The New Mood Therapy 11.  A Plague of Kinfolks 12.  Homemade Sin.

Processing Information

Processed by University of Mississippi Department Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lawrence, Seymour
  • Williams, Joan

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Collection Inventory

Box: "The Abbotts" 

Folder 1: "Abbotts" manuscript with holographic corrections. 

Folder 2: Letter from Mary to Dick. 27 April 1993 

Folder 3: Letter from Michael to Dave. No date 

Folder 4: Letter from Dave Smith to Joan Williams. 31 December 1994 

Folder 5: "Happy Anniversary" manuscript with holographic corrections. 

Folder 6: "Happy Anniversary" with holographic corrections. 

Folder 7: "Untitled" manuscript, begins at page 2. 

Folder 8: O'Brien to Joan Williams. Photocopy of "Untitled" with corrections. 

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Box: Small Manuscripts 

Folder 1: Letters from Joan Williams to Seymour Lawrence. 1952-1953 

Folder 2: Galleys for "Pariah & Other Stories". 

Folder 3: Manuscript for "The Morning and the Evening". No date 

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Box: "County Woman" 

Folder 1: Galleys from "County Woman". 

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Box: "Abbotts" and "Happy Anniversary" 

Folder 1: Drafts of the manuscript "Abbotts". 

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Box: Packaging from "Abbotts" and "Happy Anniversary" 

Scope and Content

This box includes the following loose items:

Box addressed to Save Time Books in San Obispo, CA;

Padded envelope dated March 14, 1994;

Kinkos bag with "Abbotts" handwritten on front.

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Box: Accretion to Joan Williams "Pay the Piper" 

Folder 1: Drafts of the manucript "Pay the Piper". 

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