Vinnie Williams collection, 1957-1980

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Baxter, Bill, collector.
Title: Vinnie Williams collection, 1957-1980
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 584
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers relating to novelist and journalist Vinnie Williams, which were collected by Bill Baxter.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1978, with subsequent additions.


[after identification of item(s)], Vinnie Williams collection, 1957-1980, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Vinnie Williams (1920- ), novelist and journalist, resides in Thomson, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers relating to Vinnie Williams from 1957-1980, which were collected by Bill Baxter.

The collection includes correspondence (1970-1980); galley proofs and a corrected typescript of Greenbones, a novel written by Williams and published in 1967. The collection also includes clippings, reviews, greeting cards, and photographs. Of particular interest is the correspondence from Williams to her friend, Bill Baxter, written from her home in Thomson, Georgia, during the 1970s. The letters describe events and activities in the author's life and offer encouragement to Baxter as he pursues an interest in writing.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Clippings, 1979 and 1983
1 2 Correspondence with Clippings, 1969
1 3 Correspondence with Clippings, 1981
1 4 Magazines: FSU Alumni Bulletin Vol.51, no.4; Time Vol.69, no.8
1 Manuscript of Greenbones by Vinnie Williams with many corrections
1 5 Miscellaneous: clippings, reviews, Christmas cards, etc.
1 6 Miscellaneous: letters, postcards, 1 greeting card
1 7 Photographs, Vinnie Williams, including Envelope
1 Photograph, Vinnie Williams, framed