MS-49

INTRODUCTION:

Size: 1.5 linear feet

Span Dates: 1995-2006                 

Accession Number(s): M1996-0819

Creator: Adams, Susan S.

Summary: This collection contains correspondence and manuscript drafts relating to the publication of Susan S. Adams’s study of southern women writers, Moving On:  The Heroines of Shirley Ann Grau, Anne Tyler, and Gail Godwin, and her study of Anne Tyler entitled Loss and Decline in the Novels of Anne Tyler: The "Slipping Down" Life. 

 

ACCESS AND USE:

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research access.

Use Restrictions: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the reproduction of copyrighted material. The User assumes full responsibility and any attendant liability for the fair use of materials requested in total compliance with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) that may arise through the use of any requested materials.

Preferred Citation: [Box #, Folder #], MS-49 Susan S. Adams Papers, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University.  

Processing Information: Processed by Melanie McSwain Adolphson, 2004
Finding aid migration completed Fall 2015.

 

ACCESS POINTS:

Subject(s):
Women authors
Women’s and gender history

Person(s):
Adams, Susan S.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

This collection contains correspondence and manuscript drafts relating to the publication of her study of southern women writers, Moving On:  The Heroines of Shirley Ann Grau, Anne Tyler, and Gail Godwin published by the University of Wisconsin Press and her study of Anne Tyler entitled Loss and Decline in the Novels of Anne Tyler: The "Slipping Down" Life. It also has articles written by Susan Adams and a clipping.     

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL SKETCH:

Susan S. Adams, formerly Susan S. Kissel, was hired around 1977 in the Department of Literature and Language (now English) at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). She developed several women’s literature courses and participated in many scholarly projects focusing on women’s literature, art, and history. She directed the university’s Women’s Studies Program from 1981-1985. Adams also co-developed the NKU Women’s Center in 1983 and served on its advisory board from 1984-1986.

CONTAINER LISTING:

Description           

Date  

Box

Folder

Series 1: Moving On

 

 

 

Prospectus for book; originally titled Life without Father: The Heroines of Shirley Ann Grau, Gail Godwin, Anne Tyler, and Other Contemporary Southern Women Novelists

before 1995

1

1

First draft, re-titled Coming of Age: The Heroines of Shirley Ann Grau, Gail Godwin, Anne Tyler, and Other Contemporary Southern Women Novelists.

before 1995

1

2-3

Second manuscript draft with cover letter to Ms. Pat Brown, Director and Editor of The Popular Press. Manuscript is still entitled Coming of Age

January 1995

1

 

4-5

 

 

Third manuscript draft.  Two letters between the author and publisher are included, as well as a reader's report of the book.

 

June 1995

1

6-7

Fourth manuscript draft. Enclosed with two letters between author and publisher discussing revisions and a second copy of the reader's report from Folder 7. 

September 1995

2

1-2

Unidentified draft, still entitled Coming of Age

Before 1996

2

3-4

Four items of correspondence between Susan Kissel and her publisher concerning the final revisions of the book. Also included are an index and material for the book jacket (summary of the book and a biographical sketch of the author).

May-June 1996

2

5

Corrected page proofs (called 1st galleys in the correspondence)

After 1996

2

6-7

Index with author's corrections in blue pencil

After 1996

2

8

Series 2: Loss and Decline…

 

 

 

Undated draft manuscript with author's corrections

circa 2006

3

1-2

Camera-ready manuscript entitled The "Slipping-Down" World of Anne Tyler's Novels

circa 2006

3

3-4

Series 3: Articles

1983, 1986, undated

3

5