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Subseries 2.1
Books and serials, 1929-1973
Boxes 33 - 44, OP 1-3

Scope and Content Note

Subseries 2.1, Books and Serials, contains manuscripts, typescripts, scripts, publicity reviews, reprints, subscription lists, etc. relating to books and serials written and/or published by Mildred Seydell. Secret Fathers (1930), the only novel she authored dealt with the subject of eugenic babies. Serials edited and published by Mildred Seydell include The Think Tank, a bi-weekly newspaper which featured inspirational items and women's news and Seydell Quarterly, a small journal containing poetry essays, and humorous anecdotes which continued The Think Tank. Poetry Profile of Belguim (1960) and Come Along to Belguim (1969), a popular guide to her adopted home were other books written by Seydell. Manuscripts and manuscript typescripts for Record on the Wall, Seydell's autobiography, Seasoning for Sermons, The Glass Marble, and Then I Saw North Carolina are also included. Whether these works were ever published is uncertain. Tell Us About and Bonjour Belguim appear to be possible works, but never came to fruition.

Bonjour Belgium
Box Folder Content
33 1 "Booked for Belgium"
33 2 "Bonjour Belgium" by Mildred Seydell
33 3 "Bonjour Belgium" by Mildred Seydell
33 4 "Bonjour Belgium" by Mildred Seydell
33 5 Listing of possible titles
Chins Up! (Grosset and Dunlap, 1939)
34 1 "Consider the Oyster," typescript
34 2 "Habit," typescript
34 3 "Luffers," typescript
34 4 "Making the Best of the Worst," typescript
34 5 "Self-Pity," typescript
34 6 "Tolerance," typescript
34 7 "What to Let Go," typescript
34 8 "The Winter of Life," typescript
34 9 Untitled writings, Typescript
34 10 Typescript
34 11 Typescript
34 12 Typescript
34 13 Reprints, 1951, 1961, 1966, 1967, n.d.
34 14 Correspondence and invitations, 1939, 1942
34 15 Publicity, 1939, 1945, n.d.
OP1 1 Publicity: "The South through Its Literature," n.d.
34 16 Subscriptions, 1940-1941 January-February
34 17 Subscriptions, 1941 March-1943, no date
34 18 Expenses, 1939, 1941, 1943, n.d.
34 19 Royalty statements, 1941-1942, 1949
Come Along to Belgium (T.S. Denison, 1969)
34 20 Introduction, chapters 1-6: Typescript
34 21 Chapters 7-10: Typescript
34 22 Index: Typescript
34 23 Chapters 1-4: Corrections
35 1 Notes: Corrected typescripts
35 2 Miscellaneous pages: corrected typescript
35 3 Reviews, 1969, 1973, n.d.
35 4 Book orders from Department Stores, 1969-1970, n.d.
35 5 Royalty statement 1973
35 6 Publicity, 1969-1970
The Glass Marble
35 7 Manuscript
Pocket Post
35 8 Cover: [Continues Seydell Quarterly]
Poetry Profile of Belgium (Mildred Seydell Publishing Company, 1960)
35 9 Corrected typescripts, manuscripts
35 10 Corrected typescripts
35 11 Publicity, 1961
35 12 Reviews, 1961, n.d.
35 13 Expenses, 1960-1961
35 14 [subscription list?], 1961
35 15 Source material, Maison International De La Poesie
Record on the Wall
36 1 Manuscript: Title page, table of contents, chapters 1-3: Typescript
36 2 Manuscript: Chapters 4-8: Typescript
36 3 Manuscript: Chapters 9-11: Typescript
36 4 Manuscript: Chapters 12-17: Typescript
36 5 Manuscript: Chapters 18-25: Typescript
36 6 Manuscript: Chapters 26-30: Typescript
36 7 Manuscript: Chapters 31-40: Typescript
36 8 Manuscript: Chapters 41-49: Typescript
36 9 Manuscript: Chapters 50-55: Typescript
36 10 Manuscript: Typescript carbon title page, table of contents, pages 1-51
36 11 Manuscript: Typescript carbon pages 52-148
36 12 Manuscript: Typescript carbon pages 149-181, 186-244
36 13 Manuscript: Typescript carbon pages 244-334, 337-342
36 14 Manuscript: Typescript carbon pages 343-418
36 15 Manuscript: Typescript carbon pages 419-500
36 16 Manuscript: Typescript carbon pages 501-570
37 1 Manuscript: Typescript pages 1-39
37 2 Manuscript: Typescript pages 40-89
37 3 Manuscript: Typescript pages 90-129
37 4 Manuscript: Typescript pages 130-189
37 5 Manuscript: Typescript pages 190-269
37 6 Manuscript: Typescript pages 270-329
37 7 Manuscript: Typescript pages 330-399
37 8 Manuscript: Typescript pages 400-479
37 9 Manuscript: Typescript pages 480-550
37 10 Manuscript: Typescript pages 551-639
37 11 Manuscript: Typescript pages 640-720, 3 pages
37 12 Manuscripts: Typescripts
37 13 Manuscripts: Typescripts
Seasonings for Sermons
38 1 Manuscript: Typescript
38 2 Manuscript: Typescript
38 3 Manuscript: Typescript
38 4 Manuscript: Typescript
38 5 Manuscript: Typescript
38 6 Manuscript: Typescript
38 7 Manuscript: Typescript
38 8 Manuscript: Typescript
38 9 Manuscript: Typescript
38 10 Manuscript: Typescript
38 11 Manuscript: Typescript
38 12 Collected material
38 13 Collected material
Secret Fathers: (Macauley Company, 1930)
38 14 Contract, 6 November 1929
38 15 Press releases, n.d.
38 16 Publicity
38 17 Scripts
OP1 2 Dust jacket
Seydell Quarterly (Mildred Seydell Publishing, 1948-1967) (continues The Think Tank)
39 1 Publication, 1949 Autumn, 1956 Summer, 1957 Autumn, 1961 Winter
39 2 Original manuscripts, 1942, 1948, 1955, 1957, n.d.
39 3 "Black People in South Africa" by J.E. Holloway
39 4 Cover page, 1948 autumn
39 5 Lists of poetry used, 1956-1966, n.d.
39 6 Layout, 1967
39 7 Index, 1964
39 8 Public Relations
39 9 Correspondence, 1966-1968
39 10 Publicity and Reviews, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1961, n.d.
39 11 Renewal notices, n.d.
39 12 Financial, 1967
39 13 Unidentified notes, [Seydell Quarterly?]
39 14 "Food for Thought,” Reprint from Seydell Quarterly, 1957, 1959-1964, 1967, 1969-1970
39 15 Reprints: "Rotary Pubs," 1957, 1959-1963, 1965
39 16 Collected reprints, 1956-1957, 1959-1960, n.d.
39 17 Stationary
39 18 Collected material: Clippings
39 19 Collected material, 1967, 1970
39 20 Belgium: Collected printed material: Press Association, 1958
Tell Us About
39 21 Outline
Then I Saw North Carolina
40 1 Manuscript: Typescript
40 2 Bath
40 3 Corrected typescript, chapters 1, 4-14
40 4 Typescript drafts
40 5 Typescript drafts
40 6 Asheville: Source material
40 7 Bath: St. Thomas: Source material: Episcopal Church, 1937, n.d.
40 8 Source material: Beaufort
40 9 Source material: Bentonville
40 10 Manuscript: Calvary Church: Typescript
40 11 Source material: Chapel Hill
40 12 Source material: Charlotte
40 13 Source material: Edenton
40 14 Source material: Geensboro
40 15 Source material: Halifax
40 16 Source material: Lake Junaliska
40 17 Source material: Morehead City
40 18 Source material: New Bern, NC
40 19 Source material: Raleigh
41 1 Source material: Roanoke Island
41 2 Source material: Roanoke Rapids
41 3 Source material: Rocky Mount
41 4 Source material: Salem
41 5 Source material: Waynesville
41 6 Source material: Wilmington
41 7 Source material: Wright Memorial
41 8 Source material: Miscellaneous
41 9 Publicity, 1937, n.d.
The Think Tank (Mildred Seydell Publishing (1941-1948) (Continued by Seydell Quarterly)
42 1 Published: Pages
42 2 Collected writings: Typescript
42 3 Collected writings: Typescript
42 4 Proofs
42 5 Graphic designs
42 6 Publicity
42 7 "The Think Tank's Character and Vocational Analysis" as interpreted by Alice Austin Sheffield, corrected typescript
42 8 Reprints, 1956-1957, n.d.
42 9 Expenses, 1942-1944, 1946, no date
42 10 Corrected lists, 1936
42 11 Renewal letters, 1941-1943, 1945-1947
42 12 Subscription lists, 1941, 1946, no date
42 13 [1947]
OP1 3 Paste-ups, proofs, n.d.
Other Writings
43 1 "Lula Lee and the Doctor," corrected typescript
Untitled writings
43 2 Fragments, fiction: Typescript
43 3 Short story or novel?: Typescript
43 4 Fiction: Typescript
43 5 Miscellaneous, [no date]: Manuscript, typescript
43 6 [Fiction?]: Typescript
43 7 Fiction: Corrected typescript
Unidentified fragments
43 8 Fiction: Corrected typescript
43 9 Fiction: Corrected typescript, manuscript
43 10 Miscellaneous writings: Corrected typescript
Unidentified novel
43 11 Typescript: 1 of 3
43 12 Typescript: 2 of 3
43 13 Typescript: 3 of 3
44 1 Notebook
44 2 Subscription lists
44 3 Subscription lists
44 4 Subscription lists
44 5 Notes for articles: Typescript
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