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Collection Number: 04620

Collection Title: Jill McCorkle Papers, 1970s-2003

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Size About 400 items (14.5 linear feet)
Abstract Jill McCorkle is an author of novels and short stories. A native of Lumberton, N.C., she studied creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Hollins College. Her first two novels, The Cheerleader and July 7th, were published simultaneously by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 1984. Other published works of fiction include her novels Tending to Virginia (1987), Ferris Beach (1990), and Carolina Moon (1996) and several collections of short stories, including Crash Diet (1991), Final Vinyl Days (1998), Creatures of Habit (2001), and Going Away Shoes (2009). The collection includes notes and draft material for both published and unpublished novels, short stories, and essays by Jill McCorkle; typescripts with copy-editing and technical notes and proofs for her published works, including notes from her editor, Shannon Ravenel; several items relating to her life and work, including a biographical essay and a book review; and drafts of fiction by other writers, including Madison Smartt Bell. The Addition of November 2006 contains drafts of novels and short stories; correspondence with publishers, agents, and other writers; and other papers.
Creator McCorkle, Jill, 1958-
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or visual materials or floppy discs 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 Jill McCorkle of Waltham, Mass., in June 1992 and purchased from Jill McCorkle in November 2006 (Acc. 100533).
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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Jill McCorkle writes novels and short stories. A native of Lumberton, N.C., she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1980 with a degree in creative writing. She received an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins College in 1981. Her first two novels, The Cheerleader and July 7th , were published simultaneously by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 1984. Other published works of fiction include her novels Tending to Virginia (1987), Ferris Beach (1990), and Carolina Moon (1996) and several collections of short stories, including Crash Diet (1991), Final Vinyl Days (1998), Creatures of Habit (2001), and Going Away Shoes (2009).

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This collection includes drafts, typescript manuscripts, and proofs of novels, short stories, and essays by Jill McCorkle, as well as several items relating to her life and work, and drafts of fiction by other writers.

The Addition of November 2006 contains drafts, typescript manuscripts, and proofs of novels and short story collections by Jill McCorkle. It also contains drafts of separately published short stories and essays by Jill McCorkle; correspondence with various publishers, agents, and other North Carolina authors; and notebooks relating to her writings and work as a professor.

Additions received after 2006 have not been integrated into the original deposits. Researchers should always check additions to be sure they have identified all files of interest to them.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Novels and Collected Short Stories, 1970s-1991.

141 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. The Cheerleader, circa 1981-1984.

20 items.

Draft material, production manuscript, and proofs. Draft material consists of early version of The Cheerleader. The production manuscript is a typed draft with technical notes. There are also two first proofs.

Folder 1

Early Drafts #04620, Subseries: "1.1. The Cheerleader, circa 1981-1984. " Folder 1

Folder 2-7

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Drafts of sections #04620, Subseries: "1.1. The Cheerleader, circa 1981-1984. " Folder 2-7

Folder 8

Production manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.1. The Cheerleader, circa 1981-1984. " Folder 8

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

First Proof #04620, Subseries: "1.1. The Cheerleader, circa 1981-1984. " Folder 9-10

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. July 7th, circa 1982-1984.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987.

14 items.

Early draft material, manuscripts, and proofs. Early draft materials consists of early versions of Tending to Virginia, including "It Will Always Be This Way," "The Pearson Girls," and "Emily's House," all draft manuscripts with editorial revisions. There are also successive revised draft manuscripts of Tending to Virginia close to its final form, and excerpts of sections, some with revisions. Other manuscripts include the author's review copy and the original copyedited manuscript. Proofs include the first revised page proof, the reading copy with second revisions, the author's review copy, and the final galley proof.

Folder 17

"It Will Always Be This Way" #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 17

Folder 18

Drafts of sections: Early versions #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 18

Folder 19

"The Pearson Girls" #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 19

Folder 20-21

Folder 20

Folder 21

"Emily's House" #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 20-21

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

"A Novel With No Name": First revised draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 22-23

Folder 24-25

Folder 24

Folder 25

Revised draft #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 24-25

Folder 26-27

Folder 26

Folder 27

Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 26-27

Folder 28-29

Folder 28

Folder 29

Draft manuscript: Author's review #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 28-29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 30-31

Folder 32-33

Folder 32

Folder 33

Original copyedited manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 32-33

Folder 34

Revised sections #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 34

Folder 35

First revised pages: Proof #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 35

Folder 36

Second revisions: Proof #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 36

Folder 37

Author's review copy: Proof #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 37

Folder 38

Final proof #04620, Subseries: "1.3. Tending to Virginia, circa 1984-1987. " Folder 38

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990.

14 items.

Notes, early draft material, draft manuscripts with editing and technical notes, and galleys. Early manuscript versions of Ferris Beach, including "The Cemetery Tree" and "View From the Cemetery," written notes on scattered subjects in Ferris Beach, and drafts with revisions of various sections. There are also several successive draft manuscripts, some with revisions, with both production and copy-editing notes, and final galleys.

Folder 39

Notes for Ferris Beach #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 39

Folder 40

"The Cemetery Tree": Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 40

Folder 41

"The Cemetery Tree" or "View From the Cemetery": Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 41

Folder 42-44

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Drafts of sections #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 42-44

Folder 45-54

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 45-54

Folder 55

Drafts of sections #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 55

Folder 56-57

Folder 56

Folder 57

Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 56-57

Folder 58

Floppy diskettes of manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 58

Folder 59-61

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Galley #04620, Subseries: "1.4. Ferris Beach, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 59-61

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85 items.

Drafts of stories, some with revisions and editorial notes; draft manuscripts; and galleys of a collection of short stories. Drafts consist of successive versions of short stories considered for inclusion in Crash Diet, some of which were not selected. There are also a draft manuscript for "Carnival Lights," the original version of Crash Diet, and a production manuscript for Crash Diet in its final form. Proofs include a galley with author's corrections, a page proof master set, second galleys with revisions, and a final galley proof.

Folder 62-66

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

"Carnival Lights" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 62-66

Folder 67

"Comparison Shopping (For the Sake of His and Her Mopeds)" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 67

Folder 68-74

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

"Comparison Shopping" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 68-74

Folder 75-79

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

"Crash Diet" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 75-79

Folder 80-84

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

"Dear is a Greeting, Love is a Closing" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 80-84

Folder 85-86

Folder 85

Folder 86

"Departures (Arrivals and Departures)" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 85-86

Folder 87-90

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

"Departures" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 87-90

Folder 91-93

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

"Final Vinyl Days" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 91-93

Folder 94-97

Folder 94

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

"First Union Blues" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 94-97

Folder 98-102

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

"Gold Mine (Blue Moon)" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 98-102

Folder 103

"Man Watcher (What's My Line)" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 103

Folder 104-106

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

"Man Watcher" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 104-106

Folder 107-113

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

"The Migration of the Love Bugs" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 107-113

Folder 114-118

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

"Sleeping Beauty, Revised (Revised Fairy Tales)" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 114-118

Folder 119

"The Snipe Hunt" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 119

Folder 120-124

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Folder 124

"Waiting for Hard Times to End" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 120-124

Folder 125-127

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

"White Baby" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 125-127

Folder 128-132

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Folder 132

"Words Gone Bad" #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 128-132

Folder 133

Notes on stories #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 133

Folder 134

"Carnival Lights": Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 134

Folder 135-136

Folder 135

Folder 136

Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 135-136

Folder 137

Galley: Author's corrections #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 137

Folder 138

Galley: Page proof master set #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 138

Folder 139-141

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Galley: Revisions #04620, Subseries: "1.5. Crash Diet, 1980s-1991. " Folder 139-141

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4 items.

Unpublished novel, probably written around the time of The Cheerleader . Includes early versions of the novel, drafts of individual sections, and a draft manuscript of the final novel.

Folder 142

Early version #04620, Subseries: "1.6. From a Further Room, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 142

Folder 143

"Far From the Peaceful Shore": Excerpts #04620, Subseries: "1.6. From a Further Room, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 143

Folder 144-147

Folder 144

Folder 145

Folder 146

Folder 147

Draft manuscript #04620, Subseries: "1.6. From a Further Room, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 144-147

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30 items.

Short stories, autobiographical essays, and miscellaneous notes. Includes drafts and photocopies of Jill McCorkle's early published short stories, including "Carson," "Bare Facts," "The Spell of Her Beautiful Garden," an untitled story missing several pages, and an excerpt from an early version of Tending toVirginia ; multiple drafts of McCorkle's essays on childhood and writing, some with revisions; and written notes and drafts of stories.

Folder 148

"Bare Facts" #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 148

Folder 149

"Carson" #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 149

Folder 150

"Something Old Something New: A Life Story" #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 150

Folder 151

"The Spell of Her Beautiful Garden" #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 151

Folder 152

"The Spell of Her Beautiful Garden" ("Mrs. Lela's Fig Tree") #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 152

Folder 153

"Untitled" (pp.8-20) #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 153

Folder 154

Essay on Childhood #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 154

Folder 155-161

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

Folder 160

Folder 161

Essay on Writing #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 155-161

Folder 162

Book Review: Kind of Rich #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 162

Folder 163

Notes and drafts: Miscellaneous #04620, Series: "2. Other Works, 1970s-1980s. " Folder 163

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3 items.

Three typescripts of short fiction pieces by other authors, including Madison Smartt Bell, probably written during McCorkle's studies at Hollins College.

Folder 164

"Knowing the Evil House": L. Dunn #04620, Series: "3. Works By Others, circa 1981. " Folder 164

Folder 165

"Untitled": Kim? #04620, Series: "3. Works By Others, circa 1981. " Folder 165

Folder 166

"Untitled": Madison Smartt Bell #04620, Series: "3. Works By Others, circa 1981. " Folder 166

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Other Papers, circa 1987-1990.

3 items.

A biographical essay on Jill McCorkle and her work from the 1987 DLB Yearbook; a book review of Ferris Beach; and a letter regarding her participation in the Long Beach Festival of Authors.

Folder 167

Other Papers #04620, Series: "4. Other Papers, circa 1987-1990. " Folder 167

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of November 2006 (Acc. 101618), 1977-2003.

About 220 items.

The Addition of November 2006 contains drafts, typescript manuscripts, and proofs of novels and short story collections by Jill McCorkle. It also contains drafts of separately published short stories and essays by Jill McCorkle; correspondence with various publishers, including Shannon Ravenal and Louis Rubin, agents, and other North Carolina authors, including Lee Smith and Madison Smart Bell; and notebooks relating to her writings and work as a professor.

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Drafts, typescript manuscripts, and proofs of the short story collection Crash Diet (1992).

Folder 168

Notes #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 168

Chapter order and other story notes.

Folder 169

"Man Watcher": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 169

Folder 170

"Man Watcher": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 170

Folder 171

"Gold Mine": Edited typescript drafts, circa 1992 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 171

Folder 172

"First Union Blues": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 172

Folder 173

"Arrivals and Departures": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 173

Later published as "Departures" in Crash Diet.

Folder 174

"Departures": Unedited typescript drafts. #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 174

Folder 175

"Migration of the Love Bugs": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 175

Folder 176

"Waiting for the Hard Times to End": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 176

Folder 177

"Sleeping Beauty, Revised": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 177

Folder 178

Untitled and partial drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Crash Diet, circa 1987-1992" Folder 178

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996

Drafts, typescript manuscripts, setting manuscript, and proofs of the novel Carolina Moon (1996).

Folder 183

Chapter drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 183

Folder 184

"Wayward Workshop": Chapter drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 184

Chapter drafts from Carolina Moon.

Floppy Disc FLD-4620/10

"Wayward Workshop" #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" FLD-4620/10

Chapter drafts from Carolina Moon.

Folder 185-186

Folder 185

Folder 186

"Ghost Wall": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 185-186

Later published as Carolina Moon.

Folder 187

"Ghost Wall": Partial typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 187

Later published as Carolina Moon.

Folder 188-189

Folder 188

Folder 189

"Ghost Wall"/"Underwater Properties": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 188-189

Later published as Carolina Moon.

Folder 190-191

Folder 190

Folder 191

"Underwater Properties": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 190-191

Folder 192

Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 192

Folder 193-194

Folder 193

Folder 194

Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 193-194

Edited by a different person than above.

Folder 195-196

Folder 195

Folder 196

Final draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 195-196

Folder 197-198

Folder 197

Folder 198

Setting manuscript #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 197-198

Folder 199-200

Folder 199

Folder 200

First pass proof: Author's copy #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 199-200

With edits by Jill McCorkle.

Folder 201-202

Folder 201

Folder 202

First pass proof: Shelf copy #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Carolina Moon, circa 1995-1996" Folder 201-202

Photocopy of author's copy.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998

Drafts, typescript manuscripts, and proofs of the short story collection Final Vinyl Days (1998).

Folder 203

"Paradise": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 203

Audiocassette C-4620/1

Paradise: An Audio Adaptation of a Short Story by Jill McCorkle #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" C-4620/1

Folder 204

"Insured": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 204

Later published as "Last Request" in Final Vinyl Days.

Folder 205

"Last Request": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 205

Folder 206

"Life Prerecorded": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 206

Folder 207

"Life Prerecorded": Proofs #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 207

Proofs from separate publication (possibly Elvis in Oz ).

Folder 208

"Final Vinyl Days": Drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 208

Drafts are of the short story, not the entire collection.

Folder 209

"Dysfunction 101": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 209

Folder 210

"Wonderland": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 210

Later published as "A Blinking, Spinning, Breathtaking World" in Final Vinyl Days.

Folder 211

"Your Husband is Cheating on Us": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 211

Folder 212

"It's a Funeral! RSVP": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 212

Folder 213

"The Anatomy of Man": Author's revised copy #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 213

Later titled Final Vinyl Days.

Folder 214-215

Folder 214

Folder 215

First pass proof: Author's copy #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Final Vinyl Days, circa 1990-1998" Folder 214-215

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Drafts, typescript manuscripts, and proofs of both individual short stories from and the entire collection Creatures of Habit.

Folder 216

"If You Live in a Town Long Enough": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 216

Later published as "Billy Goats" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 217

"Home Range": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 217

Later published as "Billy Goats" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 218

"The Snipe Hunt": Handwritten drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 218

Later published as "Snipe" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 219-220

Folder 219

Folder 220

"The Snipe Hunt": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 219-220

Later published as "Snipe" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 221

"Sexual Selection": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 221

Later published as "Chickens" in Creatures of Habit. Some drafts are partial.

Folder 222

"Pecking Order": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 222

Later published as "Hominids" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 223

"Domestication": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 223

Later published as "Cats" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 224

"Mad Dog": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 224

Later published as "Dogs" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 225

"Fake Man": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 225

Later published as "Toads" in Creatures of Habit. Some drafts are partial.

Folder 226

"For the Love of a Monkey": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 226

Later published as "Monkey" in Creatures of Habit. Some drafts are partial.

Folder 227

"Survival": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 227

Later published as "Snakes" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 228

"Last Rites": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 228

Later published as "Snakes" in Creatures of Habit. Some drafts are partial.

Folder 229

"Creatures of Habit": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 229

Later published as "Turtles" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 230

"Favorite Things": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 230

Later published as "Turtles" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 231

"Starling": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 231

Published under same title in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 232

"Notes to My Father": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 232

Later published as "Fish" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 233

"Homing": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 233

Later published as "Fish" in Creatures of Habit.

Folder 234

Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 234

Folder 235

Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 235

Folder 236

Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 236

With "Betty's comments" in pencil.

Folder 237-238

Folder 237

Folder 238

Unedited typescript second draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 237-238

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Folder 239

Folder 240

Unedited typescript third draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 239-240

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Folder 241

Folder 242

Edited typescript fourth draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 241-242

"Next-to-final" draft.

Folder 243-244

Folder 243

Folder 244

Final draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 243-244

Folder 245-246

Folder 245

Folder 246

Copy-edited manuscipt #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 245-246

Edits may be by Jill McCorkle.

Folder 247-248

Folder 247

Folder 248

Edited page-proofs #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 247-248

Folder 249

Photocopied partial page-proofs #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 249

Folder 250

Notes #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Creatures of Habit, circa 1998-2001" Folder 250

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Drafts and typescript manuscripts of various short stories, college papers, essays, and other works by Jill McCorkle. Some drafts of short stories are incomplete. Some short stories listed may have been published as part of larger collections.

Floppy disc titles are transcribed from disc labels.

Folder 252

"Almost Christmas": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 252

Folder 253

"At the End of Main Street": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 253

Folder 254

"Bare Facts": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 254

Folder 255

"A Benevolent Beneficiary": Partial unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 255

Folder 256

"Blessed Be the Tie that Binds": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 256

Folder 257

"Cadillac Cats": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 257

With photocopies of photographs circa the 1950s.

Folder 258

"Come Home to Carolina": Unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 258

Folder 259

"The Crows' Cry": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 259

Folder 260

"The Day the Lion Died": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 260

Folder 261

"Dear is a Greeting, Love is a Closing": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 261

Folder 262

"Did You Call": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 262

Folder 263

"Draw": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 263

Folder 264

"Hershel": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 264

Folder 265

"Intervention": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 265

Folder 266

"It Will Always Be This Way": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 266

Folder 267

"Long Distance Dedication": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 267

Folder 268

"Looking for Mr. Dunbar": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 268

Folder 269

"Mother May I": Edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 269

Folder 270

"Mrs. Lela's Fig Tree": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 270

Folder 271

"Park Bench": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 271

Folder 272

"Shedding Some Light": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 272

Folder 273

"Stargazers": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 273

Folder 274

"Travelers": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 274

Edits from Shannon Ravenel.

Folder 275

"White Baby": Edited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 275

Edits from Shannon Ravenel and another editor (probably Louis Rubin).

Folder 276

"Without Knowledge": Handwritten notes and edited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 276

Folder 277

"Yellville": Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 277

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Folder 278

Folder 279

Folder 280

Folder 281

Folder 282

Untitled unedited typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 278-282

Folder 283

Partial short story handwritten and typescript drafts #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 283

Floppy Disc FLD-4620/11-12

FLD-4620/11

FLD-4620/12

Stories #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." FLD-4620/11-12

Floppy Disc FLD-4620/13

Short stories #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." FLD-4620/13

Floppy Disc FLD-4620/14

Stories, resume #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." FLD-4620/14

Folder 284

Pete and Shirley: Correspondence and drafts, 1995 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 284

Correspondence and chapter drafts as part of a collaborative novel written by Jill McCorkle and other North Carolina writers.

Folder 285

Incomplete novel: Unedited typescript draft #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 285

Folder 286-287

Folder 286

Folder 287

College papers, 1977-1981 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 286-287

Bluebooks, typed papers, handwritten proposals, and other college materials.

Folder 288

Other works #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Works, 1981-2001." Folder 288

Reviews, essays, a draft of a children's story, and a 1981 poem written by Jill McCorkle.

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Materials include correspondence, chiefly letters sent to Jill McCorkle, circa 1977-2003. Major correspondents include Shannon Ravenel and Louis Rubin at Algonquin Books, literary agent Liz Darhansoff, and other writers such as Lee Smith and Madison Smart Bell. Also included are contracts and royalty reports from Algonquin Books and from other publishers and literary agencies, circa 1982-1986. There are some interviews with McCorkle and reviews of her published works, as well as other promotional materials for McCorkle and for Algonquin Books. There are works by other writers, including play adaptations of The Cheerleader and "Crash Diet." Also included are loose notes and notebooks, circa 1989-1994, and a small number of other papers.

Folder 289-314

Folder 289

Folder 290

Folder 291

Folder 292

Folder 293

Folder 294

Folder 295

Folder 296

Folder 297

Folder 298

Folder 299

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Folder 311

Folder 312

Folder 313

Folder 314

Correspondence, circa 1977-2003 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 289-314

Chiefly letters to Jill McCorkle regarding her writing and the publication of her works. Major correspondents include Shannon Ravenel and Louis Rubin at Algonquin Books, literary agent Liz Darhansoff, and writers such as Madison Smartt Bell and Lee Smith.

Folder 315

Royalty reports and contracts, 1982-1986 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 315

Contracts and royalty reports from Algonquin Books, reprint requests from publishers such as Michaels & Licht and the University of Georgia Press, and letters from literary agent Liz Darhansoff.

Folder 316

Reviews #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 316

Reviews (not written by Jill McCorkle) of other writers' work, photocopies of articles about Max Steele and Louis D. Rubin, and a poster titled "the Best Poster in Chapel Hill".

Folder 317

Interviews and reviews #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 317

Interviews with Jill McCorkle and reviews of her work.

Folder 318

New Stories from the South, reviews and correspondence, 1993 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 318

Two letters from Shannon Ravenel with photocopied reviews of 1993 New Stories from the South collection.

Folder 319

Promotional materials, 1990-1991 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 319

Promotional booklets for Crash Diet and "What to Wear on the First Day at Lumberton High " by Jill McCorkle.

Folder 320

Algonquin Books promotional materials #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 320

Promotional pamphlets, newsletters, and articles regarding Algonquin Books, including materials for July 7th and The Cheerleader.

Folder 321

Works by others #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 321

Includes typescript drafts of stories by Madison Smart Bell, photocopies of articles by others, and typed quotes from Doris Betts.

Folder 322

Works by others: Plays, circa 1998-1999 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 322

Adaptations of works by Jill McCorkle for musical theatre. Titles include "Crash Diet," "Paradise," "The Cheer Leader," and "Good Ol' Girls."

Audiocassette C-4620/2

1996 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Gala, "A Lesson" #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." C-4620/2

Title transcribed from cassette label.

Audiocassette C-4620/3-4

C-4620/3

C-4620/4

1993 New England Book Awards; McCorkle, Steig, Hall, Alyson #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." C-4620/3-4

Title transcribed from cassette label.

Videotape VT-4620/1

Lee Smith #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." VT-4620/1

Title transcribed from videotape label.

Folder 323-336

Folder 323

Folder 324

Folder 325

Folder 326

Folder 327

Folder 328

Folder 329

Folder 330

Folder 331

Folder 332

Folder 333

Folder 334

Folder 335

Folder 336

Notebooks, circa 1985-2000 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 323-336

Notes relating to writing, daily activities, and teaching. Notes include character and plot sketches, written passages, and other similar notes. There are some notes about Ferris Beach and stories from Creatures of Habit.

Folder 337

Address book, circa 1990-1995 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 337

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Folder 338

Folder 339

Folder 340

Folder 341

Loose notes, circa 1985-2000 #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 338-341

Notes relating to writings, daily activities and teaching. Notes include character and plot sketches, written passages, and other similar notes. Some notes relate to the writing of Carolina Moon. Most notes are torn from notebooks and notepads, though some are on index cards or loose sheets of paper.

Folder 342

Other papers #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." Folder 342

Hymn music, Wordstar commands, and unidentified writing.

Floppy Disc FLD-4620/15

Miscellaneous #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." FLD-4620/15

Title transcribed from label of floppy disc.

Floppy Disc FLD-4620/16

Untitled floppy disc #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." FLD-4620/16

Audiocassette C-4620/5

AT&T message cassette #04620, Subseries: "Addition of November 2006: Other Papers, 1977-2003." C-4620/5

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Processing Information

Processed by: Elizabeth Pauk, July 1992

Encoded by: Jackie Dean, June 1998

Revisions: Finding aid updated in January 2013 by Danielle Fasig and Virginia Ferris because of addition.

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