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Collection Number: 04787

Collection Title: Paul Jones Papers (#4787) 1978-1995

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Size About 855 items (9.0 linear feet)
Abstract Paul Jones was born in Hickory, N.C., on 5 February 1950. He received his M.F.A in poetry from Warren Wilson College in 1993. Since high school, Jones has followed a dual career path in computers and poetry. From 1977 to 1996, Jones worked for the Office of Information Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1992, he was instrumental in creating SunSITE, a major Internet server and digital library. One of Jones's special interests has been establishing the Internet Poetry Archive. In 1996, Jones moved to the University of Virginia. Jones was director of the Poets Exchange at the ArtSchool in Carrboro, N.C.; on the founding board for the North Carolina Writers' Network; and, in 1990, Jones won the Harperprints Poetry Chapbook competition award from the North Carolina Writers' Network for his chapbook "What the Welsh and Chinese Have in Common." The collection contains correspondence and related materials, ca. 1980-1994, including letters to and from poets and other literary figures. Some of the letters include copies of correspondents' writings. Writings by Jones are chiefly poems, including several drafts of "What the Welsh and Chinese Have In Common." Also included are a few essays, some written for graduate school classes at Warren Wilson College. There are also letters and writings of others who were Jones's classmates at Warren Wilson. ArtSchool materials relate to Jones's position as director of the Poetry Exchange. These include newspaper articles, publicity posters, and correspondence from poets who participated in ArtSchool readings over the course of Jones's tenure and audio tapes of poetry readings. North Carolina Writers' Network materials deal with the founding of the Network and Jones's tenure as president. SunSITE materials include items relating to the introduction of SunSITE and to the Internet Poetry Archive. Also included are poems by members of a poetry group and materials relating to writers' conferences Jones attended.
Creator Jones, Paul, 1950- .
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
RESTRICTED: Betty Adcock correspondence (Series 1) closed until ten years after her death. Use of audio and video tapes may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Paul Jones in December 1995 (Acc. 95153).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Paul Jones was born in Hickory, N.C., on 5 February 1950. He received his M.F.A in poetry from Warren Wilson College in 1993. Since high school, Jones has followed a dual career path in computers and poetry. From 1977 to 1996, Jones worked for the Office of Information Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1992, he was instrumental in creating SunSITE, a major Internet server and digital library. One of Jones's special interests has been establishing the Internet Poetry Archive. In 1996, Jones moved to the University of Virginia. Jones was director of the Poets Exchange at the ArtSchool in Carrboro, N.C.; on the founding board for the North Carolina Writers' Network; and, in 1990, Jones won the Harperprints Poetry Chapbook competition award from the North Carolina Writers' Network for his chapbook "What the Welsh and Chinese Have in Common."

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Correspondence and related materials, ca. 1980-1994, includes letters to and from poets and other literary figures. Some of the letters include copies of correspondents' writings. Writings by Jones are chiefly poems, including several drafts of "What the Welsh and Chinese Have In Common." Also included are a few essays, some written for graduate school classes at Warren Wilson College. There are also letters and writings of others who were Jones's classmates at Warren Wilson. ArtSchool materials relate to Jones's position as director of the Poetry Exchange. These include newspaper articles, publicity posters, and correspondence from poets who participated in ArtSchool readings over the course of Jones's tenure and audio tapes of poetry readings. North Carolina Writers' Network materials deal with the founding of the Network and Jones's tenure as president. SunSITE materials include items relating to the introduction of SunSITE and to the Internet Poetry Archive. Also included are poems by members of a poetry group and materials relating to writers' conferences Jones attended. Note that authors significant in this collection have been cataloged separately.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Jones's general correspondence, chiefly with poets and other literary figures. Included is significant correspondence with poets Edison Dupree and Rohn Parsons. Original writings are enclosed with letters from other writers, including Michael McFee, Paul Muldoon, Shelby Stephenson, and Jeffery Beam. See also correspondence in Series 2 regarding Jones's chapbook "What the Welsh and Chinese Have in Common" and in Series 3 from other students in the M.F.A. program at Warren Wilson College.

Folder 1A

Adcock, Betty (CLOSED) #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 1A

Folder 1

Barada, Placide N. #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 1

Folder 2

Beam, Jeffery #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 2

Folder 3

Brody, Harry #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 3

Folder 4

Byers, Kay #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 4

Folder 5

Byrd, Scott #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 5

Folder 6

Deagon, Ann #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 6

Folder 7

Dupree, Edison #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 7

Folder 8

Eaton, Charles Edward #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 8

Folder 9

Gingher, Robert #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 9

Folder 10

Kaufman, Debra #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 10

Folder 11

Kowit, Steve #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 11

Folder 12

Lipsitz, Lou #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 12

Folder 13

Long, Robert Hill #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 13

Folder 14

Maginnes, Al #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 14

Folder 15

May, Kathy #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 15

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

McFee, Michael #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 16-17

Folder 18

Morgan, Robert #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 18

Folder 19

Muldoon, Paul #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 19

Folder 20

Parsons, Rohn #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 20

Folder 21

Perelman, Bob #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 21

Folder 22

Publishers (correspondence from) #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 22

Folder 23

Price, Reynolds #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 23

Folder 24

Ragan, Sam #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 24

Folder 25

Rosten, Norman #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 25

Folder 26

Sauls, Roger #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 26

Folder 27

Smith, Leverett T., Jr. (Terry) #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 27

Folder 28

Stephenson, Shelby #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 28

Folder 29

Smith, R. T. (Rod) #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 29

Folder 30

Strowder, William M. #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 30

Folder 31

Whitehead, Ron #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 31

Folder 32

Wagner-Martin, Linda #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 32

Folder 33

Miscellaneous #04787, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, ca. 1980-1994. " Folder 33

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About 200 items.

Chiefly poetry, including several drafts of his award-winning chapbook "What the Welsh and Chinese Have In Common." Materials relating to the chapbook include congratulatory correspondence, clippings, reading notices, and items relating to marketing efforts by the Writers' Network. In addition to the poems, there are also an essay about Raymond Carver that serves as a headnote to a Carver story in The Heath Anthology of American Literature and an essay on Yeats, written for a graduate school class at UNC-CH. See also Work Submitted folders in Series 3 for additional writings and Black Socks Poetry Group folders in Series 6.

Folder 34-46

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Poems #04787, Series: "2. Writings." Folder 34-46

Folder 47-50

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

"What the Welsh and Chinese Have in Common" #04787, Series: "2. Writings." Folder 47-50

Folder 51

Other Writings #04787, Series: "2. Writings." Folder 51

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Master of Fine Arts Materials, 1991-1993.

About 200 items.

Correspondence with members of his class at Warren Wilson College and some of their poetry manuscripts. Materials from workshop classes that were taught while the students were in residency are included. These include both photocopies of class handouts and collections of students' poetry. Jones's course work includes several revisions, poems annotated by his instructors, and essays written as class assignments.

Folder 52

Correspondence #04787, Series: "3. Master of Fine Arts Materials, 1991-1993. " Folder 52

Folder 53-54

Folder 53

Folder 54

Writings by Other Students #04787, Series: "3. Master of Fine Arts Materials, 1991-1993. " Folder 53-54

Folder 55-61

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Workshops #04787, Series: "3. Master of Fine Arts Materials, 1991-1993. " Folder 55-61

Folder 62-68

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Work Submitted for Classes #04787, Series: "3. Master of Fine Arts Materials, 1991-1993. " Folder 62-68

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About 75 items.

Materials relating to Jones's position as director of the Poetry Exchange at the ArtSchool (now called ArtCenter) in Carrboro, N.C., a position he held for about ten years. Poetry reading folders contain newspaper articles, publicity posters, and correspondence from poets who participated in ArtSchool readings over the course of Jones's tenure. Also included are audio tapes of poetry readings from the Poets' Exchange. North Carolina Writers' Network materials deal with the founding of the Network and Jones's tenure as president.

Folder 69-70

Folder 69

Folder 70

ArtSchool: General Correspondence #04787, Series: "4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. " Folder 69-70

Folder 71

ArtSchool: Grant Applications #04787, Series: "4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. " Folder 71

Folder 72-73

Folder 72

Folder 73

ArtSchool: Poetry Readings #04787, Series: "4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. " Folder 72-73

Folder 74

ArtSchool: Postcard Project #04787, Series: "4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. " Folder 74

Folder 75

ArtSchool: Releases for Tapes #04787, Series: "4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. " Folder 75

ArtSchool: Taped readings: #04787, Series: "4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. " Folder 75

T-4787/1: T. J. Reddy, Margaret Morton, and Mitchell Lyman, 13 July 1978 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/2: Jeffery Beam, 24 August 1978 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/3: Julia Willis, 24 August 1978; John Williamson, 12 October 1978 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/4: Ron Bayes, 12 October 1978; Sandy Black-Beck, 24 August 1978 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/5: Shelby Stephenson and Ann Deagon, 30 November 1978 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/6: Margaret Baddour and Cal Atwood, 25 June 1979 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/7: David Childers and David Rigsbee, 22 February 1979 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/8: Lou Lipsitz, 28 September 1978; Ralph Earle, 22 March 1979 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/9: James Seay, 28 September 1978; Paul Jones, 22 March 1979 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/10: Don Riggs, Kathy Fetter, Mitchell Lyman, 22 March 1979 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/11: Betty Adcock and Guy Owen, 26 April 1979 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/12: Charles Edward Eaton, 30 August 1992 #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/13: James Applewhite, undated #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/14: Marc Manganaro, undated #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/15: Michael McFee, undated #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/16: Stephen E. Smith, undated #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
T-4787/17: Darryl Wally, undated #04787, Series 4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. ,
Folder 76

North Carolina Writers' Network #04787, Series: "4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. " Folder 76

Folder 77

Miscellaneous #04787, Series: "4. ArtSchool/North Carolina Writers' Network, ca. 1978-1989. " Folder 77

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. SunSITE, ca. 1992-1994.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Other Papers, ca. 1979-1995.

About 150 items.

Poetry written by members of the Black Socks Poetry Group, who included Jones, Coyla Berry, Grey Craven, Mike Chitwood, Debra Kaufman, Cedar Koons, Deborah Pope, Laura Marsberg, Michael McFee, Cindy Parris, and Shirley Stipe Raines. Also included is material from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, held in Middlebury, Vt., which Jones attended in 1980. Poetry-related materials consist of several newspaper clippings, conference brochures, and other items.

Folder 84-85

Folder 84

Folder 85

Black Socks Poetry Group #04787, Series: "6. Other Papers, ca. 1979-1995." Folder 84-85

Folder 86

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference #04787, Series: "6. Other Papers, ca. 1979-1995." Folder 86

Folder 87

Offprints of articles #04787, Series: "6. Other Papers, ca. 1979-1995." Folder 87

Folder 88-90

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Poetry related materials #04787, Series: "6. Other Papers, ca. 1979-1995." Folder 88-90

Folder 91

Miscellaneous poems #04787, Series: "6. Other Papers, ca. 1979-1995." Folder 91

Folder 92

Miscellaneous #04787, Series: "6. Other Papers, ca. 1979-1995." Folder 92

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