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BLACKBURN, JOYCE.
Joyce Blackburn papers, 1965-1999

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z0kj


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blackburn, Joyce.
Title: Joyce Blackburn papers, 1965-1999
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 578
Extent: 16.75 linear feet (26 boxes), 1 oversized papers box and 1 oversized box folder (OP), and 1 oral history (OH)
Abstract:Papers of children's author, biographer, and broadcaster Joyce Knight Blackburn of St. Simon's Island, Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for all of the audiovisual materials at this time. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to these materials.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Restrictions on reproduction may apply.

Additional Physical Form

Manuscripts also available as published works.

Source

Gift, 1978, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Joyce Blackburn papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Joyce Knight Blackburn, author and broadcaster, was born November 1, 1920, in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and lived on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. She is known for her children's fiction and biographies and is the author Of Suki And The Invisible Peacock (1965) and other Suki books; and biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Martha Berry, George Wythe, and others. She died October 23, 2009.

Joyce Knight Blackburn, author and broadcaster, was born November 1, 1920, in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and lived on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. She is known for her children's fiction and biographies and is the author Of Suki And The Invisible Peacock (1965) and other Suki books; and biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Martha Berry, George Wythe, and others. She died October 23, 2009.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Joyce Knight Blackburn from 1965-1999. The papers include typescripts, drafts and manuscripts, notes, research materials, galley proofs, visual materials, correspondence, articles, sound recordings, certificates, and biographical information. Typescripts include those for the Suki books and several biographies. Correspondence is with publishers and illustrator Stephanie Clayton; some concerns Blackburn's civic activities. Visual materials include photographs of Blackburn and Eugenia Price, children's artwork in response to the Suki books, and illustrations by Clayton for the Suki books. Sound recordings are of Suki And The Invisible Peacock. Drafts are of manuscripts for publication and for WMBI radio broadcasts (1945).

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type; some additions unprocessed.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 Correspondence, biographical data, miscellaneous
1 Suki and the Invisible Peacock; Suki and the Old Umbrella; Suki: Miscellaneous Suki and the Old Umbrella; Suki: Miscellaneous
2 Suki and the Wonder Star; Suki and the Magic Sand DollarSuki and the Magic Sand Dollar
3 Wilfred Grenfell: Doctor, Explorer (1966)
4 Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist, Statesman (1967)
5 Martha Berry, Little Woman with a Big Dream (1968)
6 Martha Berry, Little Woman with a Big Dream (1968); James Edward Oglethorpe (1970) James Edward Oglethorpe (1970)
7 James Edward Oglethorpe (1970) includes 1983 reprint of Oglethorpe biography
8 John Adams: Farmer from Braintree, Champion of Independence (1970)
9 The Earth is the Lord's? (1972)
10 The Earth is the Lord's? (1972)
11 1 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), Autograph party at Carpenter House, Evansville, Indiana, photographs
11 2 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), typescript containing manuscript notes
11 3 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), outline and Harper correspondence
11 4 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), carbon typescript containing manuscript notes, 188 pages
11 5 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), author's final version, 144 pages, carbon, 194 pages
12 1 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), correspondence
12 2 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), first version rejected
12 3 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), page proofs and carbon of index
12 4 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), final overall revisions containing manuscript notes and varying in pagination
12 5 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), official correspondence and notes
12 6 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), publisher's proofs
12 7 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), miscellaneous, letters, notes, publicity, etc.
12 8 George Wythe of Williamsburgg (1975), typescripts, 167 pages
13 1 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), corrected typescript, 144 pages
13 2 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), corrected typescripts, various pages
13 3 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), manuscript notes
13 4 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), Bills, etc.
13 5 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), editor's final proof, 199 pages
13 6 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), typed drafts, page 1-167
13 7 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), typed drafts of some chapters
13 8 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), research material re George Wythe including clippings, manuscript notes, photocopies, maps, photographs, diagrams, correspondence, genealogical material, promotional material
14 1 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), research materials re Southern geography, economy and history including photocopies, maps, promotional materials, etc.
14 2 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), research material mainly re Williamsburg, Virginia including photocopies, promotional materials, etc.
14 3 George Wythe of Williamsburg (1975), research material mainly re Williamsburg, Virginia
14 4 A Book of Praises
14 5 Ft. Frederica materials
15 1 Correspondence, miscellaneous 1967-1971
15 2 Correspondence, miscellaneous 1972-1973
15 3 Correspondence, miscellaneous 1974-1975
15 4 Correspondence, miscellaneous 1976-1978
15 5 Correspondence, miscellaneous 1979-1980
15 6 Correspondence, Ausburg Publishing House, 1971
15 7 Correspondence, Doubleday, 1978-1979, undated
15 8 Correspondence, Harper and Row, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978
15 9 Correspondence, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1971, undated
15 10 Correspondence, Mott Media, 1980
15 11 Correspondence, Word Books Publisher, 1973-1974, 1978
15 12 Correspondence, Zondervan Publishing House, 1973, 1978-1979, 1982
15 13 Correspondence, White House, 1977-1978, undated
Books by Joyce Blackburn
15 14 Suki series
15 15 Suki and the Invisible Peacock
15 16 Suki und der Unsichtbare Pfau
15 17 Suki and the Old Umbrella
15 18 Suki and the Wonder Star
OP2 - Suki and the Wonder Star; Illustrations by Stephanie Clayton; 24 Suki drawings (copy) with 3 page carbon letter from Joyce Blackburn to artist; Original cover art for Suki and the Wonder StarSuki and the Wonder Star
15 19 Suki and the Magic Sand Dollar
15 20 Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist, Statesman
15 21 Martha Berry, Little Woman with a Big Dream: correspondence, 1968-1969
15 22 Martha Berry, Little Woman with a Big Dream: printed material, 1986
15 23 Martha Berry, Little Woman with a Big Dream: research notes and photos
15 24 Martha Berry, A Woman of Courageous Spirit and Bold Dreams, copy of book, 1986
15 25 James Edward Oglethorpe
15 26 John Adams
16 1 The Earth is the Lord's?, correspondence, 1971-1975
16 2 The Earth is the Lord's?, photocopied typescript, pages 29-70
16 3 The Earth is the Lord's?, photocopied typescript, pages 71-100
16 4 The Earth is the Lord's?, photocopied typescript pages 101-145
16 5 The Earth is the Lord's?, printed material, 1972-1973
16 6 George Wythe of Williamsburg
16 7 The Bloody Summer of 1742: A Colonial Boys' Journal, copy of book, 1984
16 8 The Bloody Summer of 1742: A Colonial Boys' Journal, correspondence and manuscript notes
16 9 The Bloody Summer of 1742: A Colonial Boys' Journal, photocopy of typescript
Civic Activities
16 10 St. Simons Concerned Citizen's Association: correspondence, 1971-1975
16 11 St. Simons Concerned Citizen's Association: collected material, 1974, 1976, undated
16 12 St. Simons Concerned Citizen's Association: manuscript notes, undated
16 13 St. Simons Concerned Citizen's Association: printed material, 1973-1975, undated
16 14 Committee for the Humanities, 1972-1974, 1979, undated
16 15 Environmental issues: correspondence and other collected material, 1969-1970, 1977-1978, 1982, 1985, undated
Unprocessed additions
16 16 Certificates: appreciation, recognition, and honor, 1984, 1987, undated
16 17 Photograph, Joyce Blackburn and Eugenia Price, 1974
16 18 Receipt, 1975
16 19 Printed material by or about Joyce Blackburn, 1971-1972, 1975, undated
16 20 Printed material, 1973-1974
17 Correspondence and printed material, 1997-1999
18 Correspondence and printed material, 1997-1999
19 Photographs and printed material
20 Printed material and children's correspondence
21 General files
22 General files
23 Photo albums and scrapbooks
24 Photographs
25 Audio-visual
26 Audio-visual
OP1 1 Artwork for silver anniversary editions of the Suki books
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