MILLS, GERALDINE.
Geraldine Mills papers, circa 1971-2015

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/tkpnp

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mills, Geraldine.
Title: Geraldine Mills papers, circa 1971-2015
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1467
Extent: 13 linear feet (13 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Irish poet and short story writer Geraldine Mills, including notebooks, writings, correspondence, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to unprocessed born digital materials in this collection. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to unprocessed born digital materials.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Separated Material

The Rose Library also holds books and periodicals formerly owned by Dennis O'Driscoll. These materials may be located in Emory University's online catalog by searching for: Mills, Geraldine, former owner.

Source

Purchased from Kenny’s Bookshop, 2018.

Custodial History

Kenny's Bookshop acted as a broker for Geraldine Mills, who arranged, described, and packed the material. Kenny's shipped Mills's original boxes to the Rose Library.

Citation

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

Appraisal Note

Interim Curator of Literary and Poetry Collections, Carrie Hintz, acquired the collection as part of the Rose Library’s holdings in Irish literature and poetry. During accessioning in 2019, Rose Library staff removed and shredded name badges from conferences, a scarf, a poster, and a small award token. Appraisal decisions were made by Accessioning and Collections Manager, Meaghan O’Riordan, in consultation with Carrie Hintz.

Processing

Arranged and described at the collection level by Meaghan O’Riordan, February 2019. O’Riordan maintained the physical arrangement that Mills imposed when she packed the collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Geraldine Mills was born in Galway, Ireland. She has written four collections of poetry, three collections of short fiction, and a middle-grade children's novel. Mills earned a Diploma in Applied Science in 1975. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and in Greek and Roman Civilization from the National University of Ireland (Dublin), which she earned in 1980. She has been nominated for and won several awards and prizes for her writing, including the Hennessy Sunday Tribune Emerging Fiction Award and the overall New Irish Writers Award in 2000 for the short story, "Lick of the Lizard." She is a mentor on the BA Creative Writing Module with the National University of Ireland, Galway, a tutor with Creative Writing Ink, and a facilitator with poetry Ireland Writers in Schools' Scheme.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Irish poet and short story writer Geraldine Mills from circa 1971-2015 and contains notebooks, writings, correspondence, and printed material.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

Finding Aid Note

Additional inventory prepared by Kenny's Bookshop available upon request.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
11 - Audiovisual material of readings [5 compact discs] and born digital material [1 compact disk]
10 - Correspondence
9 - Correspondence and printed material
3 - Correspondence, theater programs, photographs, printed material, and conference material
1 - Notebooks, circa 2002-2015
2 - Notebooks, correspondence, and writings, including drafts of Gold, Hellkite, and Toil the Dark Harvest, circa 1994-2006 Hellkite, and Toil the Dark Harvest, circa 1994-2006
13 - Periodicals featuring Mills’ work, including Cork Literary Review, Dublinspeak, New IrishPoetry & Prose, Splinters, Tallaght Miscellany, The Waterford Re-View, Woman’s Way, and Women’s Work, circa 1971-2015 Dublinspeak, New IrishPoetry & Prose, Splinters, Tallaght Miscellany, The Waterford Re-View, Woman’s Way, and Women’s Work, circa 1971-2015
11 - Poetry from teenage years, writings, correspondence, and notebooks
12 - Posters for book launches
4 - Writings, including drafts of Closet Full of Hats and The Sought AfterThe Sought After
5 - Writings, including drafts of Closet Full of Hats, The Sought After, Urgency of Stars, and HellkiteThe Sought After, Urgency of Stars, and Hellkite
6 - Writings, including earlier work and drafts of Gold, Toil the Dark Harvest, Unearthing Your Own, and Other Side of LongingToil the Dark Harvest, Unearthing Your Own, and Other Side of Longing
7 - Writings, including earlier work, and materials relating to the Hennessy Award, including the winning story, press releases, clippings, and correspondence
8 - Writings, including Living Word, correspondence, and printed material
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