Lee Marshall Smith Papers 1956-2006

Creator
Smith, Lee, 1944-
Size
17.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00203
Access to materials

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This collection documents Lee Marshall Smith's career as a reporter, film critic, newspaper editor, educator and novelist. Also documented are some of Smith's numerous awards and honors, including the Robert Penn Warren Fiction Prize in 1991 and the North Carolina Award for Fiction in 1984. Subject files contain biographical information, including a vita, documentation from her time as Writer-In-Residence at Hollins College, and correspondence with her publishers (Harper and Row, 1968-1973). The Writings series includes extensive drafts of Smith's writings, including typescripts, manuscripts, reproductions, and handwritten notes. Among Smith's published novels are Black Mountain Breakdown (1981), Oral History (1983) , Fair and Tender Ladies (1988), The Devil's Dream (1992), Saving Grace (1995), and The Last Girls (2002). Her short stories include "Mom (Life As We Knew It)", "The French Revolution, A Love Story", "Bob, A Dog", "Me and My Baby View the Eclipse" (with accompanying artwork) and "Camera Obscura". The collection also contains plays adapted from Smith's novels and short stories. A Reviews series includes reviews and critical essays about Smith's work from 1968 to the present. The Audiovisual Materials series includes sound tapes (Lee Smith reading from books and short stories, radio interviews, etc.), a compact disc, and VHS tapes.

A popular author of novels and short stories, Lee Smith earned a B.A. in English from Hollins College in 1967. Immediately after college she worked as a reporter for the Richmond News Leader and the Tuscaloosa News. Smith was an English teacher at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, 1971-1975, and at the Carolina Friends School in North Carolina, 1975-1977. She taught creative writing at Duke University in 1977 and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978-1981. From 1979 to 1980 she was the director of a summer writing workshop for the University of Virginia. In 1981, she came to North Carolina State University, where she taught for 19 years.

Biographical/historical note

Lee Marshall Smith was born in Grundy, Virginia. As a college student, she studied in France during her junior year and interned at the Richmond News Leader with chief editorial writer James J. Kilpatrick. Ms. Smith was awarded a Book-of-the Month Club Writing Fellowship in June 1967, immediately following her graduation from Hollins College with a B.A. in English. She continued her writing career as a reporter for the Tuscaloosa News in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 1968-1969 and then became the feature writer, film critic, and editor of the newspaper's Sunday magazine. She switched from journalism to teaching English at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee, 1971-1974, and the Carolina Friends School in Durham, North Carolina, 1975-1977. During this period Ms. Smith was married and raised two boys.

Lee Smith pursued her writing career and was selected as the writer-in-residence at Hollins College during the spring semester of 1976. She continued to teach creative writing as an instructor at Duke University in 1977, a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978-1981, and the director of a summer writing workshop for the University of Virginia, 1979-1980. In 1981 she took a position at North Carolina State University, where she taught for 19 years. Ms. Smith has given numerous lectures in addition to her extended visits to various schools and conferences teaching writing and conducting workshops. She has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including two O. Henry Awards, the John Dos Passos Award, the Robert Penn Warren Fiction Prize, and the North Carolina Award for Fiction in 1984. As of 1997, she had published 15 books:

The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, 1968

Something in the Wind, 1971

Fancy Strut, 1973

Black Mountain Breakdown, 1981

Cakewalk, 1981

Oral History, 1983

Family Linen, 1985

Fair and Tender Ladies, 1988

Bob, A Dog, 1988

Me and My Baby View the Eclipse, 1990

The Devil's Dream, 1992

We Don't Love with Our Teeth, 1994

Saving Grace, 1995

The Christmas Letters: A Novella, 1996

News of the Spirit, 1997

In 2002, Smith published The Last Girls, which was inspired by an actual raft trip she made down the Mississippi River with other Hollins girls in 1966. On Agate Hill, an historical novel set in piedmont North Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, was published in 2006.

Scope/content

The papers of Lee Marshall Smith are divided into eleven series. This collection documents Lee Smith's career as a reporter, film critic, newspaper editor, educator, and novelist. The collection primarily documents Smith's professional endeavors and contains limited personal materials. Also documented are Smith's numerous awards and honors, including the North Carolina Award for Literature (1984), the Lyndhurst Prize (1990-1992), the Robert Penn Warren Fiction Prize, and her promotion to professor at North Carolina State University in 1990. Subject files contain biographical information, including a vita and documentation from her time as Writer-In-Residence at Hollins College. Correspondence chiefly contains letters to and from Smith's publishers (Harper and Row, 1968-1973). Interviews and Articles are predominantly news clippings of interviews with Smith and articles about her. The Lectures, Readings, Speeches, Book Signings series includes programs, news clippings and other evidence of Smith's professional activities. The Miscellaneous series contains notes for stories, information about other writers, and various memorabilia.

The bulk of the collection is contained in the Writings series which consists of five subseries, including Reviews by Lee Smith, Drafts of Novels, Short Stories, Miscellaneous Writing, and Essays. The series documents Smith's writing and the process of creating a novel. It contains extensive drafts of Smith's writings, including typescripts, manuscripts, reproductions, and handwritten notes. Among the short stories are "Mom (Life As We Knew It)", "The French Revolution, A Love Story", "Bob, A Dog", "Me and My Baby View the Eclipse" (with accompanying artwork) and "Camera Obscura". The collection also contains plays adapted from Smith's novels and short stories. A Reviews series includes reviews and critical essays about Smith's work from 1968 to the present. The Audiovisual Materials series includes sound tapes (Lee Smith reading from books and short stories, radio interviews, etc.), a compact disc, and VHS tapes.

Physical description

27 archival boxes, 1 card box, 2 flat files, 1 carton, 2 boxes

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into series:

1. Subject Files, 1962-1987

2. Correspondence, 1968-2006

3. Honors and Awards, 1967-2001

4. Interviews and Articles, 1968-2003

5. Lectures, Speeches, Readings, Book Signings, 1981-2003

6. Miscellaneous, 1970, undated

7. Photographs, 1964, 1990-2000, undated

8. Writings, 1956-2003

9. Plays Adapted from Novels and Short Stories, 1984-1998

10. Reviews, 1968-2002

11. Audiovisual Materials, 1988-1994

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lee Marshall Smith Papers, MC 00203, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Lee Smith, 1991-2007.

Processing information

Processed by Caroline Weaver, 1995-1997

Encoded by Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2005 December

Updated by Dani Nation, March 2007

Subject Files 1962-1987, undated
Size: 0.2 linear feet

The Subject Files series consists of biographical information about Smith and various items and clippings that accompanied the manuscripts. The material in this series is scant and relates primarily to Smith's experience at Hollins College and as a reporter for the Tuscaloosa News.

Anthologies: Michigan Quarterly Review 1987
Box 23, Folder 2
Anthologies: The Carolina Quarterly 1978
Box 23, Folder 1
Biographical Information, Vita
Legal box 1
Carolina Friends School 1975
Legal box 1
Coastal Storm - Maryland, Virginia March 1962
Legal box 1
Grundy, Virginia
Legal box 1
Grundy, Virginia 1962-1990
Box 23, Folder 3
Grundy, Virginia 1962-1990

Ornament Removed from Box 23 folder 3

Cassette box 28
Hollins College: Miscellaneous
Legal box 1
Hollins College: Raft Trip Down the Mississippi River
Legal box 1
Hollins College: Writer-In-Residence
Legal box 1
Reporter, The Tuscaloosa News
Legal box 1
Correspondence 1968-2006, undated
Size: 0.1 linear feet

This series is limited and covers correspondence, 1968-1973, with Harper and Row, and miscellaneous correspondence in 1981, 1987, 1992, and 2006. For additional correspondence, see Series 8, Writings, which includes letters and notes which accompany manuscript materials.

Correspondence concerning The Devils Dream 1992
Box 23, Folder 4
Correspondence 1981, 1987, 1992, no date
Legal box 1
Correspondence, Harper and Row 1968-1973
Legal box 1
Ivy Anne Hughes Baby Announcement 1999
Box 23, Folder 5
Honors and Awards 1967-2001
Size: 0.1 linear feet

The Honors and Awards series documents some of the awards and prizes that Smith has earned as a writer. This series also includes information regarding her graduation from Hollins College.

Book-of-the-Month Club Writing Fellowship 1967 June
Legal box 1
Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award, NCSU 1991 0ctober 23
Legal box 1
Distinguished Service Award 1990 April 11
Legal box 1
Fellow, Fellowship of Southern Writers 1991 April 5
Legal box 1
Hollins Graduation 1967 May 28
Legal box 1
Lee Smith Festival - Emory and Henry College 1985 October 10-11

2 copies

Legal box 1
Lyndhurst Prize 1990-1992
Legal box 1
NC Award for Literature 1984 November 15
Legal box 1
Pembroke Magazine Lee Smith Special Issue 2001
Box 23, Folder 6
Promotion to Professor, North Carolina State University 1990 August 16
Legal box 1
Robert Penn Warren Fiction Prize 1991 April 5
Legal box 1
Southwest Virginia Community College - 1st Cultural Ambassador Award 1993 September 16
Legal box 1
St. Catherine’s School distinguished alumna 1975 April
Legal box 1
W.D. Weatherford Award - Berea College 1989 May 23
Legal box 1
Interviews and Articles 1968-2003
Size: 0.2 linear feet

The Interviews and Articles series documents Smith's career from her first novel in 1968 to 2003. The series consists of newspaper clippings of articles about and interviews with Lee Smith. Publications range from the Hollins College Bulletin to The New York Times Book Review. The series also contains a book titled Notable North Carolina Women by Jennifer Ravi.

“A mystical mix of Southern life,” by Lynn Jessup, Greensboro News and Record 27 September 1987

2 copies

Legal box 1
“A Southern voice in her own write,” by Ken Ringle, The News and Observer 9 December 1988
Legal box 1
Ad for Lee Smith’s Oral History, New York Times Book Review 17 July 1983
Legal box 1
“An Interview with Lee Smith,” by DLB [circa 1984]
Legal box 1
“An Interview with Lee Smith,” by Tom McKnight, Appalachian Heritage Spring/Summer 1988
Legal box 1
“Area’s best known author, Lee Smith, honored,” by Charlotte Williamson, Daily Telegraph 19 September 1993
Box 2
Articles removed from Box 23 Folder 7 1986-2003
Flat file 2
“Artists Picture Lee Smith’s Stories,” by Melissa Clement 26 Sept. 1991
Legal box 1
“Author paints realistic picture of region but not without fight over cultural differences,” by Kathy Sill, Bristol Herald Courier/Virginia-Tennessean 18 September 1993
Box 2
“Author’s hometown a big help,” by J. Sebastian Sinisi, The Denver Post 9 July 1992

2 copies

Box 2
“Buchanan-Born Author Writes Her Roots,” Bluefield Daily Telegraph, by Maryanne Stevens 25 January 1981

2 copies

Legal box 1
“Chapter and Verse,” by Margaret Carlin, Rocky Mountain News 6 July 1992
Box 2
“College News From Around the Quadrangle,” Hollins College Bulletin January 1971
Legal box 1
Conversations with Lee Smith by Linda Tate 2001
Box 23, Folder 11
“Despite fame, Smith’s roots remain strong,” (part 2 of article) (from a West Virginia newspaper) [circa 1983-84]
Legal box 1
“Down From the Mountain,” by Michael McFee, Spectator 21 July 1983

2 copies

Legal box 1
“Fair and Tender Fiction,” by Robert Draper, American Way 1 February 1989
Legal box 1
“Flight of Fancy,” article about Hollins Professor Richard H. W. Dillard, with quote by Lee Smith (former student) Roanoke Times and World News 6 September 1987
Legal box 1
“Good writer has gift of the telling detail,” by James J. Kilpatrick, (from a Central Florida Newspaper) [circa 1985-86]
Legal box 1
“Homecoming for Lee Smith ‘An Emotional Experience’,” by Cathy St. Clair, The Grundy Mountaineer 20 September 1990
Legal box 1
“Homespun-Tales of Appalachia Have Authentic-Sounding Twang,” by Teresa Lazazzera, The Winchester Star 12 May 1987
Legal box 1
“Hot Off the Presses,” by Susan Toepfer, City Lights 29 December 1985
Legal box 1
“In her books, Lee Smith goes home again,” by Melanie Sill, The News and Observer 21 August 1983

2 parts - 2 copies

Legal box 1
Interview with Claudia Loewenstein Southern Book Review Transcript 1993
Box 23, Folder 8
Interview with Lee Smith, Durham Morning Herald 8 December 1974
Legal box 1
“Interview: Lee Smith,” by Cathy Cruise, Phoebe Spring/Summer 1992
Box 2
Interviews and Articles Various Publications 1986-2003
Box 23, Folder 7
Interviews with Five North Carolina writers (including Lee Smith), by William W. Starr, The State 6 December 1981
Legal box 1
“Journalism stimulating says our newest novelist,” by Joy Williams, The Birmingham News 8 September 1968

2 copies

Legal box 1
“Lee Smith - Interview,” by Nancy Parrish, Appalj Summer 1992

2 copies

Box 2
Lee Smith, Annie Dillard and the Hollins Group by Nancy Parris Chapter 5 (pgs 225-283) typescript 1993-1999
Box 23, Folder 12
“Lee Smith, At Home With Her Muse,” by Ken Ringle, The Washington Post 4 December 1988

2 copies

Legal box 1
“Lee Smith,” by Katherine Kearns, DLB Yearbook
Legal box 1
“Lee Smith,” by Ray Sawhill, Interview January 1990
Legal box 1
“Lee Smith,” interview by Michelle Lodge, Publisher’s Weekly 20 September 1985
Legal box 1
“Lee Smith: Her People Will Do Anything,” by Joanne Kaufman, The Wall Street Journal 17 October 1985

2 copies

Legal box 1
“Lee Smith’s Life Not Daily Novel,” by Eve Zibart, The Nashville Tennessean 12 March 1972
Legal box 1
“Lee Smith’s Raft of Appalachian Novels,” by Ken Ringle, International Herald Tribune 10-11 December 1988
Legal box 1
“Lee Smith’s Stories Eavesdrop On Life,” by Ruth Moose, The Charlotte Observer 4 October 1981
Legal box 1
“Lee Smith’s Stories Spill Longhand From The Anecdotes of Her Life,” by Dannye Romine, The Charlotte Observer [1980]
Legal box 1
"Life in fiction,” by Lynne Lucas, The News [circa 1985]
Legal box 1
Mississippi Quarterly 1998-99
Box 23, Folder 9
NC State Magazine "Southern Class" 1999
Box 23, Folder 10
Notable North Carolina Women, by Jennifer Ravi, (includes Lee Smith), copyright 1992
Box 2
“On Regionalism, Women’s Writing, and Writing as a Woman: A Conversation with Lee Smith,” by Virginia A. Smith, The Southern Review Autumn 1990
Legal box 1
“On The Mountaintop,” by Priscilla Brown, The Fayetteville Observer/The Fayetteville Times 2 October 1983
Legal box 1
Oversized articles and interviews removed from Box 23 folder 7 1989
Flat file 1
“Prize money lets Lee Smith luxuriate in language,” by Bridgette A. Lacy, The News and Observer 8 January 1995
Box 20
“Publishing Good Books, The Good Old-Fashioned Way,” by Dean King, Connoisseur January 1989

(Article about Louis D. Rubin, Jr. - mentions Lee Smith)

Legal box 1
“Rednecks, Belles, and K-Mart Gals - Southern Women Stake Their Claim,” by Thulani Davis, Voice Literary Supplement February 1986
Legal box 1
“She can go home again,” by Laura Alderson, Roanoke Times and World News 1 March 1981
Legal box 1
“She Writes While Children Sleep,” by Johanna Seltz, The Chapel Hill Newspaper 22 January 1976
Legal box 1
“Smith becomes book ‘character’,” by Charlotte Williamson, Daily Telegraph 19 September 1993
Box 2
“Southern writing is in their bones,” by Laura Alderson, The Canberra Times 29 April 1990
Legal box 1
“Stare at life very hard, fix image in your mind,” by James J. Kilpatrick, The Birmingham News [circa 1983]

(original copy syndicated column)

Legal box 1
“SVCC honors Lee Smith,” by Kathy Kish, Daily Telegraph 19 September 1993
Box 2
“Talking True,” by Nelljean McConeghey, The Arts Journal June 1984
Legal box 1
“That Mountain Music,” by Dannye Romine, The Charlotte Observer 5 July 1992
Box 2
“The Power and the Story,” by Ben Cleary, Style Weekly 29 August 1989
Legal box 1
“The South Rises Again,” by Gene Lyons, Newsweek 30 September 1985
Legal box 1
“Virginia Voices,” by Robert Merritt, Richmond Times-Dispatch 25 February 1990
Legal box 1
“What Some Carolinas Writers Are Reading,” by Dannye Romine, The Charlotte Observer 22 August 1982
Legal box 1
“Words to Remember - How Mothers Influenced 6 Budding Writers,” by Dannye Romine, The Charlotte Observer 13 May 1984
Legal box 1
“Writers’ Renaissance in North Carolina,” by Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal 1 November 1989
Legal box 1
“Writes about curse,” [circa 1983]
Legal box 1
“You Can’t Take the Country Out of the Girl,” by L. Stroud, NCSU - The Alumni Magazine of NCSU January-February 1992

2 copies

Box 2
Lectures, Readings, Speeches, Book Signings 1981-2003
Size: 0.2 linear feet

The Lectures, Readings, Speeches, Book Signings series chiefly contains news clippings about events in which Smith participated. It documents the wide range of events that Smith has attended in conjunction with her writing career.

11th Annual Queens Book and Author Luncheon 18 January 1983

Article in The Charlotte Observer, by Dannye Romine

Box 2
1993 Commencement Address by Lee Smith, Hollins October 1993
Box 2
35th Annual Book and Author Luncheon of North Carolina, “Authors at book club luncheon probe distinctive assets of South,” by Abe D. Jones, Jr., The Greensboro Record 15 February 1984
Box 2
3rd Annual Cumberland Valley Writers’ Conference, 2-8 August 1981, Application and Program Meet the Author Night - Richlands Area Friends of the Library, 10 September 1981, Newspaper clipping, article by Sarah Davis, Richlands News Press, 9 September 1981 1981
Box 2
4th Annual Southern Festival of Books - poster with program on the back (Lee Smith is a speaker) 9-11 October 1992
Box 2
70th Annual Commencement of Bluefield College, (Lee Smith gave Address) 2 May 1992
Box 2
“Appalachian writer spending time at UC,” by Dan Trevas. -- In Charleston Daily Mail, University of Charleston 26 April 1990
Box 2
Arts and Education Council Conference on Southern Literature, Chattanooga, TN 22-23 February 1985
Box 2
“Author to read at McIntyre’s,” 15 March 1990
Box 2
"Author, critic to meet at book luncheon,” by Frances Hallam Hurt, Danville Register and Bee 4 March 1990
Box 2
Bennington Writing Workshops 30 June-27 July 1985
Box 2
"Best Selling Author Makes Guest Appearance at Russell County Public Library,” by Richard Fulgham, The Lebanon News 5 December 1990
Box 2
Book Club Related 2002-2003
Box 24, Folder 4
Book Fair International Schedule, Miami Herald 8 November 1985
Box 2
“Book Festival Schedule of Events,” The Tennessean 14 October 1989
Box 2
“Bookmark,” by Roy Parker, Jr. (includes Lee Smith at 10th Annual Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist College, Fayetteville Observer-Times 21 September 1991
Box 2
Conference Programs 1991-1999
Box 24, Folder 2
Cumberland Valley Writers’ Conference 30 July-7 August 1982

Schedule of Events

Box 2
Eleventh Annual Distinguished Woman Scholar’s Lecture featuring Lee Smith 7 March 1990

2 copies of flyer

Box 2
"Foote enchants 1,100 with talk on fiction, history at conference,” by Carolyn Mitchell, The Chattanooga Times 6 April 1991
Box 2
“Grundy’s linen aired by Author,” by Harriet McLeod, The Richmond News Leader 15 November 1985
Box 2
Handwritten partial list of readings/speeches [Spring 1989]
Box 2
Hollins College Commencement, Lee Smith gave Address 15-16 May 1993
Box 2
“Inspiration: Southern writer collects ideas from elders,” (Lee Smith at Southern Writers Seminar), by Sheri Guessford, The Daily Beacon 22 February 1988
Box 2
“Lee Smith to speak,” , and advertisement, Knoxville News-Sentinel 14 February 1988
Box 2
Meet the Author Night, newspaper clipping 10 September 1981
Box 2
Methodist College Tenth Annual Southern Writer’s Symposium - Lee Smith, Storyteller 27-28 September [1991]

2 copies and a map

Box 2
Miami Book Fair International 3-10 November 1985,

Program - Book Fair

Box 2
Mindful of Her Place, Symposium organized by the Virginia Women’s Cultural History Project 30 November-1 December 1984
Box 2
New Woman of the South 8 May 1985

2 copies

Box 2
Oversized Pamphlet from "The World of Lee Smith Symposium" removed from Box 24 folder 1 1998
Flat file 1
PEN Gala 1998
Box 24, Folder 3
PEN/Faulkner Reading 24 February 1989
Box 2
Poetry and Literature program (including Lee Smith as one of the writers of one of the best short stories) PEN Syndicated Fiction Project 12 December 1991

2 copies

Box 2
Reading at the University of Richmond, newspaper clipping [1985]
Box 2
Reading at Three Lives, New York, NY, 3 October 1985, clipping from The Village Voice 8 October 1985
Box 2
Schedule for Lee Smith at University of Charleston 26-27 April 1984
Box 2
Seventh Annual Appalachian Writers Workshop and Writers Colony 5 August 1984
Box 2
Seventh Annual Bennington Writing Workshops 3-30 July 1983
Box 2
“Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word,” schedule, Nashville Banner 13 October 1989
Box 2
Speech to Chi-O’s 10 April 1990
Box 2
Susan B. Anthony Birthday Dinner, NC State 20 February 1989, Program and flyer

2 copies of flyer

Box 2
“The Autonomous Voice,” 10th Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature 13-15 October 1983

2 copies

Box 2
The Dr. Robert L. Palmer Memorial Lecture, Cumberland College, Lee Smith - lecturer 29 October 1992
Box 2
The Southern Writers Program, University of Tennessee 17-18 February 1988, Program

2 copies

Box 2
The Work of the Southern Writer - in conjunction with the Cumberland Valley Writers’ Conference 5-7 August 1982

2 copies

Box 2
Tributes and Events 1997
Box 24, Folder 1
University of Kentucky’s 8th Annual Women Writers Conference 2-5 April 1986
Box 2
“UR hosts Virginia author, Buckley,” Richmond Times-Dispatch 10 November 1985
Box 2
VCU Writers’ Conference - Lee Smith 7 July 1989
Box 2
Visiting Writers Series at Virginia Tech 16 November 1983
Box 2
Writing as a Human Activity, Conference 23-25 September 1982

2 schedules and a map

Box 2
“Writing, Reading - A Day For Creating,” by Whitney Vanderwerff, Durham Morning Herald 16 May 1987,

Spring Writing Conference at Carolina Friends School

Box 2
Miscellaneous 1970, undated
Size: 0.1 linear feet

The Miscellaneous series is a small series which consists of notes for stories, information about other writers, and various memorabilia.

Lee Smith Photo Postcards 1970
Box 24, Folder 5
Lee Smith Photo Postcards 1970
Box 24, Folder 6
Miscellaneous
Box 2
Notes for Stories
Box 2
Other Writers: Anna Darnell Arnoult Miscellaneous
Box 2
Photographs 1964, 1990-2000, undated
Size: 0.1 linear feet

The Photographs series consists of photographs and slides of Lee Smith and various other people.

Photographs : Lee Smith: Wearing blue blouse (2); in office wearing grey sweater turtleneck; at North Carolina Awards Ceremony; 1964, w/ Santa Claus; Hollins students on Mississippi; Page on his birthday w/ guitar; black white photo of a man playing tennis in US Open?; school picture of boy w/ one tooth missing striped brown shirt. 1964
Box 2
Slides : Lee Smith wearing red turtleneck grey sweater in office, next to television screen at a seminar in a lobby with a group of people. The box is marked CCR/Advent.
Slides by Jim Strickland 1990-2000
Box 24, Folder 7
Writings 1956-2003
Size: 5 linear feet

The Writings series is divided into five subseries, which include Reviews by Lee Smith, Drafts of Novels, Short Stories, Miscellaneous Writing, and Essays.

The series documents Smith's prolific work as a writer. Drafts of Novels are arranged by chronological order of novels. Many of the records regarding novels document the process of creating a novel from Smith's handwritten text to a computer generated manuscript to the blue lines of the novel. Notes and editorial comments accompany drafts of novels. The Short Stories are divided into published and unpublished.

Reviews by Lee Smith 1987-1988
“Dickey’s ‘Wayfarer’ Is Rich With Mountain Dialogue,” by Lee Smith, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 13 November 1988
Box 2
Review of John Shelton Reed’s Southern Folk, Plain and Fancy, by Lee Smith, Spectator, 16 April 1987 Reviews of In Coal Country, by Judith Hendershot and Trouble at the Mines, by Doreen Rappaport, Reviews by Lee Smith, New York Times Book Review 17 May 1987
Box 2
Drafts of Novels (includes short stories related to novels) 1966-2003
Black Mountain Breakdown 1981

“Paralyzed: A True Story” - typescript with corrections - 2 copies

Legal box 3
Black Mountain Breakdown 1981

Outline of section one - handwritten

Legal box 3
Black Mountain Breakdown 1981

First page, explanation - typescript

Legal box 3
Black Mountain Breakdown 1981

Notes - handwritten

Legal box 3
Black Mountain Breakdown 1981

“Coal Town Hangs On, Finds It’s Booming,” by Ben A. Franklin, The New York Times

Legal box 3
Black Mountain Breakdown 1981

“The Bible,” by Sam Varney, Jr. - 2 columns

Legal box 3
Black Mountain Breakdown 1981

“from Black Mountain Breakdown,” Carolina Quarterly, Winter 1977

Legal box 3
Black Mountain Breakdown 1981

"Black Mountain Breakdown,” Redbook, February 1981, pp. 151-173

Legal box 3
Covers 1980-2003
Box 24, Folder 11
Fair and Tender Ladies Uncorrected Proof 1988
Box 24, Folder 12
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Handwritten Notes

Legal box 4
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Handwritten draft with notes

Legal box 4
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Drafts and correspondence (typescript with corrections)

Legal box 4
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Drafts and correspondence (typescript with corrections)

Box 5
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Typescript Draft with corrections

Legal box 6
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Manuscript with corrections (typescript) and correspondence

Legal box 6
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Master Sets with corrections (4 copies plus extra

pages)

Legal box 6
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Master Sets with corrections (continued)

Legal box 7
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Repro

Legal box 7
Fair and Tender Ladies 1988

Bluelines - old copies

Legal box 7
Family Linen 1985

Drafts - typescript (not in order)

Legal box 3
Family Linen 1985

Drafts - typescript (not in order)

Legal box 4
Family Linen 1985

Authors Galleys

Legal box 4
Fancy Strut 1973

Handwritten draft

Legal box 3
Fancy Strut 1973

1st Version - typescript

Legal box 3
Fancy Strut 1973

Draft - typescript

Legal box 3
Oral History 1983

“Oral History” - short story - typescript

Legal box 3
Oral History 1983

Letter to Faith

Legal box 3
Oral History 1983

Notes

Legal box 3
Oral History 1983

“The Mystery In the Hills,” Redbook, May 1983, pp. 122-126, 156-178, 181-184

Legal box 3
Saving Grace Notes 1990-1995
Box 24, Folder 16
Saving Grace 1995

Handwritten Notes (plus some typed notes)

Legal box 19
Saving Grace 1995

Handwritten Draft with notes - 4 parts

Legal box 19
Saving Grace 1995

Draft (typescript with a few corrections) - 4 parts

Legal box 19
Saving Grace 1995

Notes written by Anna (copy editor)

Legal box 19
Saving Grace 1995

Proof - 2 parts

Box 20
Saving Grace 1995

Related Correspondence: The correspondence with Harper and Row was placed in the Correspondence - Harper and Row (1968-1973) file (MC 203, Box 1). The letter regarding the Book-of-the-Month Award (1967) was placed in the Honors and Awards, Miscellaneous file(MC 203, Box 1)

Box 20
Something in the Wind 1971

Part of novel (main character’s name is Alley)

Legal box 3
Something in the Wind 1971

“The Red Parts” - typescript - 2 copies

Legal box 3
Something in the Wind 1971

“The Red Parts,” Cargoes, Hollins College, Fall 1966, pp. 44-55

Legal box 3
Something in the Wind 1971

Section from work in progress (main character’s name is Alley), Hollins College Bulletin, May 1969, p. 8 - 2 copies

Legal box 3
The Christmas Letters: A Novella 1997

Draft (typescript with corrections) - xerographic copy

Box 20
The Christmas Letters: A Novella 1997

Draft (typescript with corrections) - includes notes of Lee Smith and Shannon

Box 20
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Handwritten Notes (plus some typed notes)

Legal box 7
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Handwritten Draft with notes

Legal box 7
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Handwritten Draft with notes (continued)

Legal box 8
The Devil’s Dream 1992

“Nonnie and the Melungeon,” Southern Exposure, Spring 1991

Legal box 8
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Draft (typescript with corrections) - four

Box 9
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Draft (typescript with corrections) - continued

Box 10
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Draft (part of a chapter - typescript with corrections) and handwritten notes

Box 10
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Master Set - 4/13/92 - Parts I-III

Box 10
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Master Set - 4/13/92 - Part IV

Legal box 11
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Paste-ups of title page and chapter titles

Legal box 11
The Devil’s Dream 1992

Publicity schedule 22 June-19 July 1992

Legal box 11
The Devils Dream notes 1989-2002
Legal box 27, Folder 1
The Devils Dream Notes 1989-1990
Box 24, Folder 14
The Devils Dream Notes removed from Box 24 folder 14 1989-1990
Flat file 1
The Devils Dream Publicity 1993
Box 24, Folder 15
The Devils Dream Research 1992
Box 24, Folder 13
The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed 1968

Letter from James Jackson Kilpatrick

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The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed 1968

“Little Arthur” - short story - typescript with corrections - 3 copies

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The Last Girls Cover Proofs 2002
Box 26, Folder 2
The Last Girls Research - Timeline and Notes on Entire Novel 1998-2002
Box 25, Folder 1
The Last Girls Research 1966 Raft Trip Newsclippings Oversized Items Removed from Box 24 folder 19 1966
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The Last Girls Research Copies of Honorary Citizens Awards 1966
Box 24, Folder 22
The Last Girls Research Correspondence 1966-1967
Box 24, Folder 21
The Last Girls Research Newsclippings and Photocopies 1966
Box 24, Folder 19
The Last Girls Research Notebooks (1 of 3) 1999-2002
Box 25, Folder 3
The Last Girls Research Notebooks (1 of 3) 1999-2002
Box 25, Folder 4
The Last Girls Research Notebooks (1 of 3) 1999-2002
Box 25, Folder 5
The Last Girls Research Notes on Mississippi River Summer Cruise 1999-2002
Box 25, Folder 2
The Last Girls Research oversized materials removed from Box 24 Folder 18 1999
Flat file 2
The Last Girls Research Oversized Printed Materials Removed from Box 24 folder 18 1966
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The Last Girls Research Oversized Printed Materials Removed from Box 24 folder 18 1966-2001
Flat file 1
The Last Girls Research Photographs and Copies 1966
Box 24, Folder 20
The Last Girls Research Photographs Removed from Box 24 folder 20 1966
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The Last Girls Research Printed Materials Mississippi River Cruise 1999
Box 24, Folder 18
The Last Girls Sample Chapter 2000
Box 24, Folder 17
The Last Girls Summaries by Lee Smith 2002
Box 26, Folder 1
The Last Girls Typescript (1 of 3) 2002
Box 25, Folder 7
The Last Girls Typescript (2 of 3) 2002
Box 25, Folder 8
The Last Girls Typescript (3 of 3) 2002
Box 25, Folder 9
Short Stories 1956-1994
Unpublished undated
“All the Angels” - Handwritten draft, typescript draft
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“Ambushed By the Naked Ones” - handwritten draft, typescript draft
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“Baby’s Breath” - typescript
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“Best Wishes” - typescript with corrections

2 copies

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“Camera Obscura” - typescript with corrections (The Yellow
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“Children of Cronus” - typescript with corrections
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“Counted Cross Stitch” -

2 copies typescript with corrections

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“Emergencies” - handwritten typescript

2 copies

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“Fatback Season” - handwritten
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“Flowers For Percival King”

2 typescript copies

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“Goldie Coe’s New Teeth”

1 handwritten copy 2 typescript copies

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“I Have To Laugh” - typescript
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“Miss Beetworth-Mole and the Horny Barbarians”

2 typescript copies

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“Miss Hawthorne and the Beautiful Song” - typescript -

2 copies

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“Mysteries”

2 typescript copies (“Shoes”)

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“Night Life”

typescript - 2 copies

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“Passion and Crime”

2 typescript copies

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“Rufus Brillingham: A Tragedy of the Farm”

2 typescript copies

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“Still Life”

typescript - 2 copies

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“Temporary Help” - typescript draft
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“The Auction”

typescript. 2 copies

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“The Button Game” - handwritten copy and typescript copy with
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“The Celebration” - typescript with corrections
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“The Dance” - handwritten
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“The Grateful Dead”

typescript - 3 copies

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“The Honeymoon House” - (“Give My Dog A Bone”) - 2 typescript
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“The Swamp” - (“Ring Around the Moon”)

handwritten and 3 typescript copies

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“The Universal Donor”

3 typescript copies

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“Thunder Road”

2 typescript copies

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“What I Hear You Saying” - typescript draft
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Published 1956-1994

For Short Stories: “Little Arthur”, “The Red Parts”, “Paralyzed: A True Story”, “The Mystery In the Hills”, and “Nonnie and the Melungeon” - see Drafts of Novels

Bob, A Dog, Proof #6 1988
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Book Jackets 1971-1990
Box 24, Folder 9
“Cakewalk,” typescript draft with corrections

2 copies

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Cakewalk Ballentine Paperback Edition 1993
Box 24, Folder 8
"Intensive Care," Special Report, Fiction, p. 23-31. February-April 1990
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“Making It To Tuscaloosa,” Redbook May 1982,

pp. 156-159 and typescript draft “Son of the South”

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990

Typescript Manuscript - 2 copies

Box 13
Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990

Various pages typescript with corrections

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990

Proof - 7 November 1989 with corrections - 3 copies

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990

Proof - 7 November 1989 with corrections - 3 copies (continued)

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990

Proof - 22 November 1989

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990

Proof - miscellaneous pages with corrections - 22 November 1989

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990

Artwork

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990

Blue lines - 2 copies

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“Mound Burial,” Comment Fall 1968,

pp. 5-12 - 2 draft copies - typescript

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Short Stories in Cakewalk 1981

“Between the Lines,” Prize Stories - The O. Henry Awards 1981, 1981, pp. 81-93 (See Special Collections Books), Atlanta Weekly - The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution, 4 April 1982, pp. 6, 7, 18-22, Clearings in the Thicket: An Alabama Humanities Reader,

1985

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Short Stories in Me and My Baby View the Eclipse [1 of 2] 1990

Short description - handwritten -- “Bob, A Dog,” (“Love the Ones You’re With”), Redbook, August 1987,

pp. 48-54, 134 (see also books) -- “Bob, A Dog” (“Love the One You’re With”) - 4 copies of draft - Also in Redbook and published as a book. -- “Mom” (“Life As We Knew It”) - typescript draft - 2 copies -- “Life On the Moon,” New Stories From The South - The Year’s Best 1987, 1987, pp. 41-56 (See Special Collections Books) typescript copy with corrections and notes - 2 copies -- “Tongues of Fire” - 2 copies of typescript drafts -- “Dreamers” (“The Man of the House”) - 2 copies of typescript

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Short Stories in Me and My Baby View the Eclipse [2 of 2] 1990

-- “Intensive Care,” four typescript drafts with corrections -- “Me and My Baby View the Eclipse,” (“No One Will Ever Love You As Much”) Redbook, September 1988 - 2 copies, pp. 44-52 -- “Me and My Baby View the Eclipse” - Also in Redbook - typescript draft with corrections - 2 copies

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Story with Adlai Stevenson and Jane Russell (handwritten) - 1956
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Story with Adlai Stevenson and Jane Russell, Books Summer 1968
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“The Bubba Stories,” The Southern Review Winter 1991,

pp. 115-135 - 2 copies

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The Bubba Stories Notes 1990-1998
Box 24, Folder 10
“The Celebration,” Sandlapper July 1976,

pp. 28-38

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“The French Revolution: A Love Story,” Ingenue February 1970,

pp. 40, 72-75

Typescript draft with corrections - 3 copies

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We Don’t Love With Our Teeth - handwritten draft 1994,

limited edition

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“White Parts or The Last Moments of Eula Lebel,” Cargoes Spring 1967,

pp. 55-62 - 3 draft copies

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Miscellaneous Writing 1961-2001, undated
Article in Allure on southern accents August 1995
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Blurb on Appalachian Portraits, text by Lee Smith Spring 1994
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Daniel the Spaniel

2 typescript copies

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Early writing - 1961-1962
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Satori; or Who Is Andrew Canto? - A play - typescript
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Script with Lee Smith and Kathy - typescript and handwritten
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Essays 1985-2000
"Art is My Life" American Way Magazine 1995
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"Blue Heaven" NC Home Magazine 1992
Box 26, Folder 3
"Our Stories Our Worlds" 64 Magazine 2000
Box 26, Folder 6
"Southern Exposure" Allure Magazine 1995 1995
Box 26, Folder 5
“The Voice behind the Story,” Voicelust, copyright 1985

pp. 93-100

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Plays Adapted from Novels and Short Stories 1984-1993
Size: 0.3 linear feet

This series consists of programs, invitations, articles, and memorabilia regarding plays that are adaptations of Smith's writings.

Ear Rings : Adapted from Oral History 1984-1986
“Ear Rings,” play Adapted by Don Baker
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Lime Kiln Arts 1986 Season program includes “Ear Rings” 1986

2 copies

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“Lime Kiln Production Reunites Old Friends,” News-Gazette, Lexington, VA 9 July 1986

2 copies

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“Show Adapted from Lee Smith Novel Coming to Grundy,” [circa 1984-85]
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I Remane, Forever, Ivy Rowe : Adapted from Fair and Tender Ladies 1989-1998
“Barbara Smith brings ‘Ivy Rowe’ to Lakeland,” by Brad Beahan, The Ledger, Lakeland, FL 15 February 1990
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Bill for Anchor Inn in Grundy for Barbara Smith and Mark Hunter
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“Bravo for Ivy Rowe,” by Lorraine Schneeberger, Southern Exposure
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Fair and Tender Ladies 1997-1998
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Flyer for “I remane, forever, Ivy Rowe,” Grundy High School 16 September 1990
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“Grundy native’s play gets warmup in region before Broadway stint,” Bristol Herald Courier 11 September 1990

2 copies

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“Homecoming for Lee Smith ‘An Emotional Experience,’” The Grundy Mountaineer 20 September 1990

2 copies

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Invitation to “I remane, forever, Ivy Rowe,” Grundy High School Auditorium 16 September 1990
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Ivy Rowe 1989-1991
Box 26, Folder 7
“Ivy Rowe on Stage,” St. Petersburg Times 6 October 1989

2 copies

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“Ivy Rowe” flyer [no date given]

2 copies

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“Play Adapted from a Lee Smith Novel Can Be Seen By Local Audience,” The Virginia Mountaineer 6 September 1990
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Program for “I remane, forever, Ivy Rowe,” Grundy High School 16 September 1990
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“Smith and Smith meet in ‘Ivy Rowe’,” The Tampa Tribune 5 October 1989

2 copies

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The New Harmony Theatre, 1992 Season program - includes “Ivy Rowe” 1992
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Family Linen : Adapted from Family Linen 1991
“Family Linen,” by Lee Smith, Adapted for the Stage by Lee R. Yopp
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“‘Family Linen’ Adaptation Remains True To Novel,” [Fayetteville Observer-Times 27 September 1991]
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“Methodist College Airs Lee Smith’s ‘Family Linen’,” [1991]
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Tongues of Fire 1992-1993
“Tongues of Fire,” Adapted by William Stevens, NC School of the Arts, 4-6 December 1992, North Carolina School of the Arts 1992-93 Playbill 1992-1993
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Reviews 1968-2002
Size: 1.2 linear feet

The Reviews series is divided into General Reviews and Critical Reviews. General Reviews include newsclippings of reviews from publications ranging from The Oskaloosa Herald to Harper's. The Critical Reviews are from academic journals and books.

General Reviews 1968-2002

General Reviews include newsclippings of reviews from publications ranging from The Oskaloosa Herald to Harper's.

The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed 1968-1969, 1994
“A Child’s Introduction To the Ways of Power,” by Melissa Colvin, Journal and Sentinel, Winston-Salem, NC 16 March 1969
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“‘Adult’ child’s story by Tuscaloosa writer,” by Joy Williams, The Birmingham News 6 October 1968
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“Between The Bookends,” by Faunce Pendexter, Lewiston, Maine Journal 7 September 1968
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“Book By Former Buchanan Girl Gets Recognition Of Book-Of-Month Club,” by Rachel Riggsby, Bluefield Daily Telegraph 29 September 1968
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“Buzzings Over Fistful of Novels,” by Gene Shalit, Los Angeles Times 26 May 1968
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“Columnist Praises Novel of Former Grundy Girl,” [circa 11 September 1968]
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“Cover to Cover,” Trenton, NJ Trentonian 9/10/1968.
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“Dogbushes Bloom In Everyone’s Life,” by Janette Younkin, Tuscaloosa, Ala. News 14 September 1968
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“Farewell to Childhood: A Brilliant First Novel,” by Hilda N. Schroetter, Times-Dispatch 22 September 1968
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“Hollins Graduate Wins With Novel,” [circa 1968-69]
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“Innocence Looking on Evil,” by Millard Dunn, The Roanoke Times 8 December 1968
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“Look hard at everything,” by James J. Kilpatrick - syndicated column with various titles, Boston, Mass. Evening Globe, 9/9/1968; Staten Island, NY Advance, 9/10/1968; 9/10/1968; Washington, DC Star,
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“New Books in Alabama,” by Joy Williams, In Dixieland/This Week 6 October 1968
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“News Staffer, Novelist, Too,” by Howell Raines, Tuscaloosa, Ala. News 8 September 1968
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“Novel of Childhood,” Nashville Tenn. Banner 23 August 1968
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“Novels,” by Fanny Butcher, Chicago, Ill. Tribune 25 September 1968
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Picture and blurb, Savannah, GA News 15 September 1968
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“Stare at life very hard, fix image in your mind,” by James J. Kilpatrick, Syndicated column, The Birmingham News [circa 1983-84]
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“Talented Writer In Debut,” by G. Frank Burns, The Nashville Tennessean 6 October 1968
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“The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed,” Kirkus Reviews, Louisiana State University Press Spring-Summer 1994
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Something in the Wind 1971
“A substitute self,” by B.H.H., The Anniston (Ala.) Star 10 January [1971]

2 copies

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Ad for Something In The Wind, New York Times Book Review 17 January 1971
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“City’s Lee Seay Has Second Book Published,” by Doris P. Flora, The Tuscaloosa News 10 January 1971
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“Delightful Tale of Love,” Reviewed by B.J.G., Jr., The Sioux City/Iowa Journal 14 February [1971]
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“Girl Looks Back On First Year At College,” by Damaris Steele, The Nashville Banner 15 January [1971]
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“Iowa Bookshelf,” 22 January 1971
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“Novel details campus life before political ferment,” by Howell Raines,
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“Pretty Face, Empty Head,” by Eugenia Thornton, LA Times 24 January 1971
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“Something In the Wind,” [1971]
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“Something In The Wind,” Asheville (NC) Citizen Times 10 January [1971]
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“‘Something In The Wind’ Whispers ‘Human Truths’,” by Fran Gibson, Newport-News Times-Herald 30 January 1971

2 copies

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“Such a Person in 1953 Was Known as a Maverick,” by Theodore M. O’Leary, Kansas City Star 17 January [1971]
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The Birmingham (Ala.) News 24 January [1971]
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“Three Novels of Different Flavors,” Review by John Gosnell, (Norfolk) Virginia-Pilot 7 February [1971]
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“Youthful Searcher With a Difference,” by Betty Leighton, Journal Sentinel (Winston-Salem, NC) 7 March 1971
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Fancy Strut 1973
“Ala. Town Celebrates In Novel,” by Polly Wilson, Nashville Tenn. Banner 13 October 1973
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Cover of paperback
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“Lee Smith Is Author Of New Book,” no date
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“Lee Smith’s Hilarious Third Novel,” by Anna Lawson The RoanokeTimes,

23 December 1973

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“Much Adoing in Speed, Ala.,” by Arn Shackelford, Grand Rapids, Mich. Press 28 October 1973
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Review by M.C., Ft. Worth, Texas Press 14 October 1973
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“Third book by Virginian wins acclaim,” Roanoke, VA World News 23 October 1973
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Between the Lines 1981
“Have An Intense Appeal Award-Winning Stories,” The State 24 May 1981, Reviewed by Helen Rudnick
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Kirkus Reviews: includes O. Henry Awards 1981
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“Sampling the Best of the Small Presses,” by Rod Steier 7 June 1981
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Black Mountain Breakdown 1981
“2 Novels Indict Materialism,” by Joan Huber Berardinelli, Pittsburgh, PA Press 7 May 1981
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“A Jaunty Novel of the South,” by Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Star 18 January 1981-2 parts
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“A Soapy Southern Gothic,” by Alice Digilio, The Washington Post
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Ad for Black Mountain Breakdown
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“Appalachian novel evokes a musical Southern cadence,” by Michele Ross Baird, Atlanta Journal Constitution 22 February 1981
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“Back home in Southwest Va.,” by Mary Ann Johnson
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“‘Black Mountain Breakdown’ describes southwest Virginia,” by John Willis, Richland News-Press 27 May 1981

Includes note from John Willis - 2 copies

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“Book of the Times,” by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times 30 January 1981

2 copies and 1 copy dated 31 January 1981

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“Buchanan-Born Author Writes Her Roots,” by Maryanne Stevens, Bluefield Daily Telegraph 25 January 1981
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“Clear-Eyed Look At Life Of Black Mountain Beauty,” by Minnie Hite Moody, Columbus, Ohio Dispatch 24 May 1981
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“Crystal Exists In Lives Of Many,” by Polly Paddock, The Charlotte Observer 25 January 1981
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“Despite one flaw, Black Mountain’s good reading,” by Trudy Krisher, Dayton Journal-Herald
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“Family and the land, in the resonant Southern tradition,” by Michael Berryhill, Fort Worth Star-Telegram 1 March 1981
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“Fine Appalachian Novel Sidesteps Stereotypes,” by Mona Moore, Asheville, NC Citizen-Times
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“Former Tuscaloosan’s book praised,” The Tuscaloosa News 9 January 1981
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“Heroine tries to shape own destiny,” by Linda McManus, Southbend Tribune
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“Hit and Miss: Two revelations of Southern ways,” by Catherine Bancroft, Philadelphia Inquirer 24 May 1981
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“Kleenex Carnations,” by John Eskow, Soho Weekly News, New York, NY 4 February 1981

2 copies (2 parts)

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“Lee Smith, native author,” by John Willis, Richland News-Press 27 May 1981
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“Lee Smith,” review by W.B.H., Booklist 15 March 1981
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“Lee Smith’s powerful tale of a woman who wants to belong,” by Marianne Gingher, Greensboro Daily News/Record 12 April 1981

2 copies

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“Life energy,” by Carol Ascher
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“Lusty, Rich, Sad, Funny - New Southern Writing,” by Joseph Barbato, Express February 1981
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“Madness Offers Retreat for Beauty Queen,” by Judi Goldenberg, Richmond News Leader 18 February 1981
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“Mountain’s shadow keeps drawing young woman back,” Fort Wayne News-Sentinel 14 March 1981
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“Novel has lots of ‘character’,” by Carolyn Hull-Ryde Sowers, Louisville Times, KY 7 March 1981
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Paperback cover
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“Return to Black Rock,” by Michael McFee, Spectator 12 February 1981

2 copies

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Review by Bill Rise, Best Sellers April 1981
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Review by Carol Flake, Voice 10-16 June 1981
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Review by Charles Horton, The Chapel Hill Newspaper 7 June 1981
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Review by Howard Pugh, St. Catherine’s Now Winter 1982
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Review by Jeff Nelson, Illini Times 30 April 1982
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Review by Parks Lanier, Radford University Magazine October 1983
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Review by Rosalie Murphy, Commonwealth February 1981
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Review by Rosanne Coggeshall, The Hollins Critic April 1981
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Review by Virginia L. Anderson, Grand Rapids Mich. Press 22 March 1981
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Review in Erie, PA Times-News 29 March 1981
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Review in Publishers Weekly 12 December 1980
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“Richmond, Vicksburg, Atlanta: New books for Southern history buffs,” by Margaret D. Sizemore, Birmingham, Ala. News 1 March 1981
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“Smith: Miss Best All-Around,” by Gloria Morris, Houston Chronicle 14 June 1981
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“Story of a Mountain Family Living Amid Shadows,” by Betty Leighton, Winston-Salem Journal 15 February 1981
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“The girl who wanted to ‘have it all’,” by Jonathan Yardley, The New American 18 January 1981
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“The Particulars of Crystal Gazing,” by Caroline Thompson, Los Angeles Times 16 February 1981
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“The pleasures of Appalachia,” by Roberta Smoodin, Los Angeles, CA Herald-Examiner 29 March 1981

2 copies

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“Three Hapless Heroines,” by Annie Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review 29 March 1981
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“Three Hapless Heroines,” by Annie Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review 29 March 1981
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“UNC writer Lee Smith has new novel,” by Walter Spearman, The Courier-Times, Roxboro, NC 5 February 1981
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Very short review, Philadelphia Inquirer 22 November 1981
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“Wit, Humor Balance Tale of Melancholia,” by Gail Logan
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“Women and Home,” by Perre Magness, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. 22 February 1981
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Cakewalk 1981-1982
“Appealingly atmospheric tales of South,” by Mitzi M. Brunsdale 6 December 1981
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“‘Cakewalk’ an admirable collection,” by Deborah Pines, Indianapolis Star 27 December 1981
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“‘Cakewalk’: An excellent collection of stories,” by Mary Ann Johnson, Roanoke Times World News 6 December 1981

2 copies

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“Lee Smith’s Stories Eavesdrop On Life,” by Ruth Moose, The Charlotte Observer 4 October 1981

2 copies

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“Lee Smith’s Stories Southern in Heart,” by Sara Dunne, The Tennessean 11 October 1981
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Paperback cover
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“Portrayals of the distances between people,” by Alane Rollings, Chicago Tribune 18 October 1981
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Review by Beth Rogers, The Charlotte News November 1981
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Review by Martha Ullman West, San Francisco Review of Books January 1982
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Review by W.B.H., Booklist November 1981
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Review for WUOT, Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN
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Review in the New Yorker 9 November 1981
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Review 1 August 1981
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Review circa 1981
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“Smith’s stories ring true,” by Margaret E. Wiggs, [probably the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel] 5 December 1981
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“Southern writer’s style deserves our attention,” by Michele Ross, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 27 September 1981
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“Taking the Cake,” by Michael McFee, Spectator Magazine 19 October- 4 November 1981

2 copies

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“Tales of New South focus on oddballs,” by James E. Alexander, Post-Gazette Pittsburgh, PA 1982
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“The Literary Lantern,” by Walter Spearman (column appears in six NC papers and Danville, VA Register) 11 November 1981

from The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC - 2 copies

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“UNC’s Lee Smith takes readers on ‘cakewalk’,” by Walter Spearman, The Courier-Times, Roxboro, NC 2 November 1981

2 copies

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Oral History 1983
“A Magical Story Of a Family Hex,” by Ursula Hegi, Newsday 24 July 1983
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“Bewitched in Hoot Owl Holler,” by Pam Cansler, The Plain Dealer 17 July 1983
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“Bewitching Voices,” by Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post 15 June 1983

2 copies

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Blue cover of paperback

2 copies

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“Book Is A Record of Vanishing Life,” by Chester B. Goolrick, News-Gazette, Lexington, Va 20 July 1983
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“Book of The Times,” by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times 29 July 1983
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“Down-home Cantrell clan of Hoot Owl Holler,” by Nancy Bales, South Bend, Indiana Tribune [circa 1983]
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“Fifth Novel Shows Lee Smith Is First-Class,” by Rod Steier, Hartford Courant 7 September 1983
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“Folksy novel ‘Oral History’ proves a literate find,” by Barbara Salsini,Milwaukee Journal 17 July 1983
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“Lee Smith’s best novel yet,” by Fred Chappell, Roanoke Times and World-News 17 July 1983
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“Novel catches tone of hills,” by Annie Lee Terry, Wichita Falls Times,TX 7 August 1983

2 copies

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“Novel comes alive with many voices,” by Earl Waters, Chattanooga Times 3 August 1983
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“Of Appalachian tragedy and earthy human splendor,” by Catherine Bancroft, Star-Telegram 10 July 1983

2 copies

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“‘Oral History’ Remembers The Family Ties That Bind,” by Polly Paddock, The Charlotte Observer,

24 July 1983

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“Past Talks in ‘Oral History’,” by Vickie Kilgore East, The Tennessean,Nashville 31 July 1983

2 copies

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Review by Debra L. Bragg, The Virginia Mountaineer 7 July 1983

2 copies

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Review by Frances Taliaferro, Harper’s July 1983

2 copies

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Review by Roy Parker Jr., The Fayetteville Observer - Times 19 June 1983
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Review by Susan Bernhardt, Peninsula Herald 19 June 1983

2 copies

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Review in People 1 August 1983
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“Tale of witchcraft, roots in Appalachia brings mountain characters to life,” by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The Oregonian 2 August 1983
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“Tales Of Hoot Owl Holler,” by Thomas Fox, The Commercial Appeal,Memphis 7 August 1983
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“Talking and Knowing,” by Edwin T. Arnold, The Washington Book Review Fall 1983
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“Two Views of Family Life in the Changing Upper South,” by Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal 6 September 1983
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“Voices from Virginia hills and Carolina back roads,” by Kathryn Morton, The Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star 19 June 1983
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“Voices of Hoot Owl Holler,” by Frederick Busch, The New York Times Book Review 10 July 1983

2 copies

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White cover of paperback
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Family Linen 1985
“A new novel from Lee Smith,” by William W. Starr, The State, Columbia, SC 29 September 1985
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“Airing the linen,” by Deborah R. Barchi, The Providence Sunday Journal 6 October 1985
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“All the ‘skinny’ on a loopy Southern family,” by Carter Wilson, San José Mercury News 6 October 1985
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“Author Smith weaves threads of family life into novel,” by Susan Larson, The Houston Post 10 November 1985
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Book cover - brown
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Book cover - paperback - white
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“Booker Creek Breakdown,” by Scott L. Malcomson, Village Voice 15 October 1985

2 copies

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“Books are ideal for gift-giving,” (part 2), Daily Press, Newport News, VA [circa 1985]
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“Books for chilly autumn nights,” by Susan Toepfer, Daily News 25 August 1985
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“Comic Southern novel airs one family’s dirty linen,” by Greg Johnson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 29 September 1985
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“Coping, Southern-style,” by Earl Waters, The Chattanooga Times 11 September 1985
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“Don’t Ax Why,” by Maude McDaniel, The Washington Post 23 September [1985]

2 copies

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“‘Family Linen’ a credible look at hidden past,” by Catherine Petroski, Chicago Tribune 3 November 1985
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“‘Family Linen’ a fine Southwest Va. tale,” by Mike Mayo, Roanoke Times and World News 22 September 1985

2 copies

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“‘Family Linen’ comes off clean,” in Oskaloosa Herald Oskaloosa, Iowa, and The News, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,

25 September 1985

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Family Linen Review 1985
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“Father’s murder recalled while hypnotized,” by Gail Hinchion, South Bend, Indiana Tribune [circa 1985]
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“Fiction roundup,” by Jane Stewart Spitzer, The Christian Science Monitor 16 October 1985
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“Forceful It is; Funny It Ain’t,” by Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle 15 October 1985
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“Home-Style Mayhem,” by John Ehle, The New York Times Book Review 6 October 1985

Original

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“How Alone One Can Be, Even Within the Family,” by Lois Fry, The Grand Rapids Press 29 September 1985
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“Humor Laces Family Whodunit,” by Jay Strafford, Richmond News Leader 18 September 1985

2 copies

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“In the Cast, A Hypnotist and a Hush-Puppy Maker,” by John Howland, Jr., Newsday 1 September 1985
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“In Which Sybill Spills the Beans,” by Susan Toepfer, City Lights 15 September 1985
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“It’s A Good Year For Southern Writers,” by Miriam Marty Clark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 24 November 1985
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Kirkus Reviews 1 July 1985
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“Lee Smith Weaves Tale of Emotional Skeletons,” by Dannye Romine, The Charlotte Observer 15 September 1985
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“Lee Smith: Her People Will Do Anything,” by Joanne Kaufman, TheWall Street Journal 17 October 1985
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“Lee Smith’s Hess family: ‘They’re such a mess’,” by Walter Spearman, The Courier-Times, Roxboro, NC 19 September 1985
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“Lee Smith’s Latest Is Funny and More,” by Linda Brinson, Winston-Salem Journal 22 September 1985
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“Lee Smith’s novel ‘Family Linen’,” by Gail Smith Wallace, The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC 8 September 1985
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“Light books provide a good laugh,” by Glen Evans, Greenwich Times 15 December [1985]
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“Linen is unfolded with deft touch,” by Fredric Koeppel, Memphis 20 October 1985
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Mentioned in B. Dalton 11 October [1985]
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“Novel spreads ‘family linen’,” by Bob Gingher [1985]
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“Of their teensy weensy affairs, and the sister who won’t shut up,” by Karen Ray, Star-Telegram 10 November 1985
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“Out of the pain of old ‘ Family Linen’,” by Barbara Hodge Hall, The Anniston Star 15 September 1985
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“Outhouse Murder Inspires Novel,” by Dannye Romine, The Charlotte Observer 3 November 1985
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“Paperback or hardback, these books bound to succeed,” by John Peck, The Arizona Daily Star,

1 September 1985

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Review by Campbell Geeslin, People [circa 1985]
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Review by Irene N. Pompea, Best Seller November 1985
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Review by J.W., Booklist 1 December 1985
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Review by Keith F. McLoughland, Daily Press, Newport News, VA 8 October 1985
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Review by Marion Hanscom, Library Journal August 1985
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Review in “B. Dalton Merchandise Bulletin,” 19 July 1985
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Review in Cultural Information Service 31 December 1985
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Review in Publishers Weekly 5 July 1985

2 copies

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“Secrets dark and funny,” and “How writer dreamed fact into fiction,” by Nancy Pate, The Orlando Sentinel 29 September 1985
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“Secrets,” by Robert Merritt, Richmond Times-Dispatch 15 September 1985

2 copies

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“Shaking the dirt from ‘Family Linen’,” by Charles Dickinson, The Detroit News 6 October 1985
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“Southern novel airs ‘Family Linen’,” by Greg Johnson, The Plain Dealer 22 September 1985

2 copies

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“Southern, Australian authors depend on heritage,” by Irene Page, ViewMagazine 16-22 November 1985
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“The Literary Lantern,” by Walter Spearman, (column appears in 7 NC papers and the Danville, VA Register) 25 September 1985
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“The Novel Wonders Of Fall,” by Dannye Romine, The Charlotte Observer 8 September 1985

2 copies

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“The South Rises Again,” in Newsweek 30 September 1985
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“Things better left unsaid: a family novel with belly laughs and skeletons in the closet,” by Rich Quackenbush, Houston Chronicle, 29 September 1985
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“Three Literary Graces,” by Roy Parker, Jr., The Fayetteville Observer-Times, [circa 1985]
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“Traumatic incident back into focus,” by Barbara Allen, The News /The Evening Post, Charleston, SC 24 November 1985
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“Two ‘country’ protagonists seek self-knowledge,” by Charles H. Gold, Chicago Sun-Times 22 September 1985

2 copies

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“Unearthing Secrets,” by C. B. Jenkins, The Spectator 25 December 1985
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“Words,” Village Voice 8 October 1985
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“You can go home again, but it’s hard,” by Richard Krawiec, USA Today 9 October 1985
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Fair and Tender Ladies 1988-1989
“A fiery woman writes letters that flower,” by Joyce Slater, Chicago Tribune 4 September 1988

2 copies

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“A Life in Letters,” in Living Room Learning Magazine January 1989
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“A Voice From the Mountains,” by Karen Rile, Review 18 September [1988]
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“An Appalachian Woman’s World of Southern Ladies,” by Carolyn See 17 October 1988
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“Appalachia Folkways Echo in Lee Smith Novel,” by Stephanie Shapiro, The Buffalo News 9 October 1988

2 copies

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“Beautiful, Awful, and Misunderstood,” by Denise Giardina, Belles Lettres Spring 1989
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“Critic’s Choice,” People Magazine 5 December 1988

2 copies

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“Daughter Fulfills Mother’s Dream,” by J.G., Richmond News Leader 4 January 1989
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“‘Fair and Tender Ladies’ life in Appalachia,” by Pam Hollar, Broadside 17 October 1988
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“Fall Promises Healthy Crop Of New Books,” by Don O’Briant,The Atlanta Journal and Constitution 28 August 1988-2 parts
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“Giving Off Vibrations,” by Ray Sawhill, Newsweek 31 October 1988

2 copies

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“Just published,” The Indianapolis News 10 September 1988
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“Lee Smith: Familiar Themes Sparkle in an Unusual Approach,” by Linda Brinson, Winston-Salem Journal 6 November 1988
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“Lee Smith’s ‘Fair and Tender Ladies’ more than fair,” by Fern Long, Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, OH 20 November 1989
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“Lee Smith’s Fair and Tender Ladies,” by Ellyn Bache, Encore Magazine 8 December 1988
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“Lee Smith’s Fine ‘Fair and Tender Ladies’ Is Alive With Sounds of Mountain Folks,” by Vicki Covington, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution 25 September 1988

2 copies

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“Lee Smith’s new novel proves she’s no Southern clone,” by Bob Gingher, Greensboro News and Record 28 August 1988
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“Left Behind on Blue Star Mountain,” by W.P. Kinsella, The New York Times Book Review,

16 September 1988 - 2 copies, preview copy and correspondence

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“Letters address Appalachian rural roots,” by Nancy Pate, The Orlando Sentinel 9 October 1988
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“Lingering letters of a ‘Fair and Tender’ lady,” by Cheryl Merser, USA Today 28 October 1988

2 copies + 1 note

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“Mother Lode Of Mountain People,” by Miriam Marty Clark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 9 October 1988
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“Mountain Memories,” by Don O’Briant, The Atlanta Journal 3 November 1988
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“Notable Books of 1988,” Booklist 15 January 1989
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“Novel tenderly traces vanished culture,” by Fredric Koeppel, Rocky Mountain News 8 November 1988
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“Novel’s letters bare a sparkling heart,” by Mary Davenport, The Star-News, Pasadena, CA 28 August 1988
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“Ornery Ivy, Appalachian Heroine,” by Willard Spiegelman, The Wall Street Journal 28 November 1988

2 copies

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Paperback cover
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Review by Jim Erickson, Wichita Eagle-Beacon 4 December 1988
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Review by Miriam Marty Clark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 27 November 1988
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Review in Fiction 15 July 1988
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Review in Magill Book Reviews 2 October 1988
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Review in Publishers Weekly 8 July 1988

2 copies

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Review in The Fayetteville Observer-Times 13 November 1988
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Review in The Washington Post Book World 11 December 1988
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Sheets of quotes for publicity for Fair and Tender Ladies
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“The joys and hardships at Sugar Fork,” by Joanne Kennedy, The Virginian-Pilot and the Ledger Star 4 September 1988

2 copies

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“The lives and times of fair and tender ladies,” by Henry Taylor, The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC 4 September 1988
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Transcript from WUNC Radio (Chapel Hill) review, by Michael McFee 13 September 1988

2 copies

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“Voices from Virginia’s heartland,” by Diane Manuel, Christian Science Monitor 25 November 1988
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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse 1990
“A gritty, revealing walk down Main Street,” by Nancy Stoetzer, The Topeka Capital-Journal 11 March 1990
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“All the Lonely People,” by D. R. MacDonald, The Washington Post 1990
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“An ironic, diamond-hard look at some ordinary lives,” by Shirley Ann Grau, Chicago Tribune 25 February 1990

2 copies

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“Appalachian Roots Permeate Smith’s Work,” by Alix Madrigal, San Francisco Chronicle 18 March 1990-2 sided
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“Appalachian writer spending time at UC,” by Dan Trevas, Daily Mail, Roanoke, VA May 1990
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“Big guns loaded for a book barrage,” by Nancy Pate, Orlando Sentinel 4 February 1990
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“Blue Light Sales and Hair Dryers,” by Earl Waters, The Chattanooga Times 4 April 1990
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“Briefly noted,” in Sunday Star-Ledger 28 January 1990
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“Casual affairs and true love in hills of Appalachia,” by Diane White, The Houston Post 8 April 1990
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“Casual sex and true love in Appalachia,” by Diane White, The Boston Globe 19 February 1990
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“Comic Possibilities And Powerful Sadness,” by Miriam Marty Clark, St. Louis Post Dispatch 29 April 1990
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“Darkness At Noon,” by Miriam Marty Clark, The Spectator 10 May 1990

2 copies

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“Eclipses, solar and of the heart,” by Diane White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 18 March 1990
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“Glimmers of insight in Lee Smith’s ‘Eclipse’,” by Suzanne Freeman, USA Today 23 February 1990

2 copies

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“Hairy legs and hyphenated names: Smith chronicles a new South,” by Ann Morris, Greensboro News Record 4 February 1990

2 copies

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“Humdrum existences eclipsed by personal sorrow,” by M.A. Massaro, The Dallas Morning News 18 February 1990

2 copies

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“In the Throes of Divorce,” by Amy Engeler, Newsday 20 February 1990
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“Lee Smith has written a wise and funny book about the not-so-happily-ever-after,” by Marianne Gingher, North Carolina Homes and Gardens May/June 1990
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“Lee Smith sketches memorable people in short stories,” by Doug Rice, The Pittsburg Press 29 May 1990
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“Lee Smith: the offbeat as ordinary,” by William H. Nolte, The News and Observer 18 February 1990
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“Lee Smith: the offbeat as ordinary,” by William H. Nolte, The News and Observer 18 February 1990
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“Lee Smith’s fiction offers emotional power,” by Eve Zibart, Bookpage March 1990
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“Life in the South preserved in words,” by Philip Marchand, The Toronto Star, 8 February 1990
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“‘Me and My Baby’ a collection of well-crafted Southern short stories,” by Reen McClements Smith, The Florida Times Union, Jacksonville 20 May 1990
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“Miss Smith Unerringly Presents Characters’ Essence,” by Jere Real, The Richmond News Leader 14 March 1990
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“More tender tales from the splendid Lee Smith,” The Vancouver Sun 28 April 1990
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“Novelist’s humor spices short stories,” by Wendy Smith, The Plain Dealer 12 March 1990
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“Ordinary women become interesting in Smith’s stories,” by Maude McDaniel, The Baltimore Sun 22 April 1990
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Review by Ethan Canin, The New York Times Book Review 11 February 1990

2 copies

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Review by Liz Logan, Entertainment Weekly 16 February 1990
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Review by Michelle Lodge, Library Journal 15 February 1990

2 copies

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Review by Ray Sawhill, Interview January 1990
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Review by Susan Toepfer, People 26 March 1990

2 copies

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Review in Kirkus Reviews 15 December 1989

2 copies

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Review in New York Times Book Review 18 February 1990

2 copies

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Review in Publisher’s Weekly 22 December 1989
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Review in The Bookmark Spring 1990
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Review in the Erie, PA Times-News 24 June 1990
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Review in The New York Times Book Review 24 February 1991
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Review in the Salt River Arcadian March 1990

(2nd part - 1st part missing)

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“Short Southern fiction resurging,” by Will Killhour 11 February 1990
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“Smith has no equal in ‘ordinary’ South,” by Nancy Pate, The Orlando Sentinel 25 February 1990
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“Smith stories strum heartstrings again,” by Fredric Koeppel, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN 22 April 1990
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“Smith’s short stories as good as past novels,” by Libby Kennedy Holt, Daily Press, Newport News, VA 25 February 1990
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“Smith’s Southern tales speak from heart,” by Bruce Cook, Los Angeles Daily News 3 May 1990
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“Southern author Lee Smith redefines the ordinary,” by Mary C. Barbera, South Bend Tribune 20 May 1990
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“Southern Exposure,” by Sherri Hallgren, San Francisco Chronicle 18 February 1990
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“Southern life with sympathy and affection,” by Joanne Kennedy, Virginian- Pilot and Ledger 18 March 1990
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“Southerners find light in face of ‘Eclipse’,” by Pam Durban, The Atlanta Journal 18 February 1990

2 copies

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“Spring books: Environment has publishers seeing green,” By Don O’Briant, The Atlanta Journal 4 February 1990
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“Spring fare features fine novelists,” by Robert Wyatt, Tennessean (Nashville) 11 February 1990
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“Still Magnolias,” by Rhoda Koenig, New York Magazine 12 February 1990

2 copies

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“Stories provide wealth of reading,” by William W. Starr, The State, Columbia, SC 28 January 1990
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“Tales from modern South,” by Cynthia Vann, Philadelphia Inquirer 11 February 1990
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“The Fabric of Life,” by Dannye Romine, The Charlotte Observer 4 February 1990
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“Vignettes of life, minimalist and exhausting,” by Joanne Greenberg, Chicago Sun-Times 18 February 1990
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“Virginia Voices,” by Robert Merritt, Richmond Times - Dispatch 25 February 1990
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“Vivid Characters Face Life With Spirit in Latest Short Fiction by Lee Smith,” by Linda Brinson, Winston-Salem Journal 25 February 1990
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“Where Love Is Nurtured and Confined,” by Barbara Kingsolver, Los Angeles Times 18 February 1990
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“Writer finds the art in neighborly gossip,” by Karen Weber, Fort Worth Star-Telegram 18 March 1990
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“Writer Lee Smith tells a good story, over and over again,” Birmingham Post Herald,” 10 June 1990
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The Devil’s Dream 1992
“A sweet song of Appalachia,” by Keith Graham, The AtlantaJournal/The Atlanta Constitution 21 June 1992

2 copies

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“Country Lyrics Come to Life,” by Linda Barrett Osborne, The Washington Post 3 July 1992
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“Country Tunes,” by Wendy Smith, New York Newsday 5 July 1992
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“Country-music novel always right on key,” by Timothy Hunter, Cleveland Plain Dealer 21 June 1992
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The Devils Dream 1992
Box 26, Folder 9
“Down Home Country Tales,” by Fenton Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle Review 28 June 1992
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“Family’s story is country music’s story,” by Nancy Pate, The Orlando Sentinel 12 July 1992
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Review by Robert Houston, The New York Times 19 July 1992
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Review in Spectator Magazine 9 July 1992
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“Skillful saga probes history, heart of country music,” by Fredric Koeppel 28 June 1992
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“Songs and Sinners,” by Sarah Catchpole, The Boston Globe 5 July 1992
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“The music of Lee Smith,” The Raleigh News and Observer,” 12 July 1992

2 parts

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“You won’t forget the characters in Smith’s ‘The Devil’s Dream’,” by William W. Starr, The Columbia State 12 July 1992
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The Last Girls 2002
People Magazine review of the Last Girls 2002
Box 26, Folder 10
The Last Girls various reviews 2002-2003
Box 26, Folder 11
Critical Reviews 1981-1992

The Critical Reviews are from academic journals and books.

“‘Abandon Indeed All Symbol and Sign’: Artists in Lee Smith’s Fiction,” by Katherine Kearns, The Female Artist in Writings by Women [circa May 1988]
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“Artists and Beauticians: Balance in Lee Smith’s Fiction,” by Lucinda H. MacKethan, Southern Literary Journal [circa 1982]
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“Crystal’s Breakdown: The Dissociation of Self and Society in Lee Smith’s Black Mountain Breakdown, by Libby Broadwell [circa 1981]
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“Hallucination, Allusions and Illustrations in The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed,” typescript [circa 1991]
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“‘Just the doing of It’: Southern Women Writers and the Idea of Community,” by Linda Wagner-Martin, The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. XXII, No. 2 Spring 1990

2 copies typescript copy

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“Lee Smith,” by Dorothy Combs Hill [circa 1990]

typescript manuscript [SEE ALSO SPECIAL COLLECTIONS BOOKS, Lee Smith]

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“Lee Smith,” by Katherine Kearns [no date circa 1988]
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“Lee Smith,” Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 25, pp. 406-411 [circa 1982]

2 copies

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“Lee Smith: Stories at the Crossroads,” by Molly Mabe, typescript paper [circa 1988]
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“Lee Smith’s Literary Apprenticeship in the Early Novels,” by Harriette C. Buchanan, [c 1991-92]
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“Lee Smith’s Smoking Pistol: Family Linen and William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying,”by Susie Paul Johnson, Postscript (Journal of the Philological Association of the Carolinas) 7 (circa 1989-90),

45-51 - 2 copies (1 xeroxed & 1 typescript)

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“Luminous Halos and Lawn Chairs: Lee Smith’s Me and My Baby View the Eclipse,” by Virginia A. Smith, The Southern Review Spring 1991

pp. 479-485

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Mentions of Lee Smith in: “Contemporary Fiction and Popular Culture,” by Constance Pierce; and Responses to question to a number of distinguished American fiction writers; Contemporary American Fiction, Vol. XXVI, No. 4 Fall 1987
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“Regional Settings, Universal Concerns: Lee Smith’s Fair and Tender Ladies, by John Lang [circa 1990-91]
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“The Feminine Predicament: The Quest for Balance in Lee Smith’s Fair and TenderLadies,” by Tammy Reese Spring 1991
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The Iron Mountain Review - Lee Smith Issue, Vol. III, No. 1 Winter 1986

“Pro Tempore, Editors Page”; “Fair and Tender Ladies” - part of novel; “Language and Reality in Lee Smith’s Oral History,” by Ben Jennings; “The Orality of Oral History,” by Anne G. Jones; “Insiders and Outsiders: Point of View in Oral History,” by Frank Soos; and “‘Every Kind of Ritual’ - A Conversation,” Lee Smith and Dorothy Hill - 2 copies

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“The Power of Language in Lee Smith’s Oral History, by Corinne Dale, Southern Quarterly Winter 1990

typescript

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“The Second ‘Rape’ of Crystal Spangler,” by John D. Kalb, The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. XXI, No. 1 Fall 1988
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Tom Barton’s work on Lee Smith 1990
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Virginia Smith’s work on Lee Smith, typescript [circa 1988]
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Audiovisual Materials 1988-1994, undated
Size: 1 linear foot
Sound Recordings 1989-1994

The Sound Recordings subseries includes sound tapes and compact discs of interviews, readings, and performances of Smith's work and conferences in which Smith participated.

“A Spring In The Burton Cove” by Sheila Adams Barnhill, Country/Folk music (Lee Smith is not on this tape) undated

Cassette

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“Between the Lines,” National Endowment for Humanities, Lee Smith talking and reading undated

Cassette

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“Fair and Tender Ladies,” on WMMT-FM, Kentucky students read and are interviewed undated

Cassette

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Ivy Rowe in Concert 1990 - Lee Smith talking, news story with Barbara Bates Smith and Mark Hunter regarding the play on “All Things Considered” - Florida Report and play preview 1990

Cassette (sound very low on Smith and Hunter interview and side B difficult to hear)

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“Knox County Friends of the Library Book and Author Dinner,” Panel of authors featuring Lee Smith and Roy Blount, Jr. 27 September 1990

Cassette

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Lee Smith interview on WMMT-FM, The Devil’s Dream circa 1992

Cassette

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse, Soundings, readings and interview, National Center for Humanities circa 1990

Cassette

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PEN/Faulkner Gala “Illusions,” 16 authors short talks/readings about Illusions - Lee Smith, side 2, 265 on the counter 5 October 1992

Cassette

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Soundings, Radio Show, National Humanities Center, Lee Smith reading and interview - readings from Oral History, The Devil’s Dream, and “The Bubba Stories” 1994

Compact Discs

Sounds of the South Radio Show - WUNC with guest Lee Smith, interview related to music November 1992

Cassette

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“The Interpretation of Dreams,” Talking Books, Duke University Medical Center, Lee Smith reading circa 1991

Cassette. 3 copies

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“Virginia Writers” (radio program with Ben Cleary) - Fair and Tender Ladies, 27 October 1989

Cassette (Sony) tape sound quality is poor. 2 copies

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Video Recordings 1988-1994, undated

The Video Recordings subseries includes interviews with Smith, adaptations of some of Smith's short stories and novels, performances based on Smith's work, and interviews with performers.

“A Song to Dream Nashville - 48 Hours,” News show about country music (Lee Smith is not in this video), taped from television, undated

videotape (VHS)

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“Appalachian State University" 1991 Arts and Sciences Commencement,” Lee Smith is speaker-19 May 1991

videotape (VHS)

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“Commonwealth,” News and cultural program, Virginia Commonwealth University, story on Grundy, Va., and interview with Lee Smith 4 October 1989

videotape (VHS)

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“Dear Phil,” adaptation for video/tv 1988

videotape (VHS)

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“Ear Rings,” St. Catherine’s and St. Christopher’s Schools 3 May 1990

videotape (VHS)

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“I Remane, Forever, Ivy Rowe,” Senior Citizen Matinee 5 November 1989

videotape (VHS)

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“Ivy Rowe,” Playbill, Provincetown Playhouse, Living Archives, Interview with Barbara Bates Smith, Mark Hunter, and Lee Smith 23 May 1991

videotape (VHS)

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“Lee Smith reading from The Devil’s Dream and the Tarwater Band,” Jones Auditorium, Meredith College 29 March 1993

videotape (VHS)

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“Lee Smith,” Reading from The Devil’s Dream and the Tarwater Band playing at Meredith College, 19 July 1992

videotape (VHS)

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Lee’s Interview on “North Carolina Now” 80 on the counter 1993

videotape (VHS)

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“North Carolina People: Lee Smith, interview, The Devil’s Dream" 1992

videotape (VHS)

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“Playback,” North Carolina State University Broadcast featuring a short interview with Lee Smith 10 February 1988

videotape (VHS)

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“Talk About Writing: Lee Smith,” North Carolina State University Humanities Extension, interview and readings 1990

videotape (VHS)

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“Tongues Of Fire,” Musical adapted by William Stevens undated

videotape (VHS)

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Unprocessed Materials undated
Unprocessed Records undated
Carton 29
Unprocessed Records undated
Box 30
Unprocessed Records Undated
Box 31
Photographs, clippings, book jackets 1968-1988
Half box 32, Folder 1
Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed 1996
Half box 32, Folder 2
Promotional posters 2013
Oversize flat box 33

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