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Guide to the Ann Imbrie Papers, 1950-2006

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Imbrie, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)
Title: Ann Imbrie Papers
Dates: 1950-2006
Quantity: 3.8 cubic ft. (5 boxes)
Abstract: Materials relating to Imbrie's work as a writer and professor of English. There is some additional material relating to her personal life. Of particular note are Imbrie's letters home from Smith College and the University of North Carolina, letters from her friend John M. Randall while he was serving in Vietnam, and Imbrie's research material and drafts for Spoken in Darkness.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, manuscripts, and teaching materials.

Biographical Note

Ann E. Imbrie, daughter of Rev. Greer S. Imbrie and Julia Ann McCorkle, joined the Vassar College English Department in 1979. She chaired the department from 1995-2001 and was named the Mary Augusta Scott Professor of English. Before coming to Vassar, Imbrie earned her B.A. from Smith College (1972) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina (1974 and 1979). Her areas of specialty were Renaissance literature, creative fiction and non-fiction. She published many articles and reviews and in 1993 released Spoken in Darkness., a mix of memoir and fiction centered on the murder of a childhood friend.

Imbrie died 20 May 2006 from complications arising from treatment of metastatic melanoma.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, manuscripts, and teaching materials relating to Imbrie's work as a writer and professor of English. There is some additional material relating to her personal life. Of particular note are Imbrie's letters home from Smith College and the University of North Carolina, letters from her friend John M. Randall while he was serving in Vietnam, and Imbrie's research material and drafts for Spoken in Darkness.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College -- Dept. of English.
  • Vassar College -- Faculty.

Subjects:

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
  • Women authors.
  • Women teachers.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, July 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ann Imbrie Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Finkel, 2008-2009.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Paul Russell, August 2007.

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Series List

Series I. Biography

Series II. Correspondence

Series III. Writings

Series IV. Teaching Material

Container List

SERIES I. Biography

Box 1 Birth information, 1950
Box 1 Resumes
Box 1 News Clippings
Box 1 Poetry and journal entries, ca. 1972-1982
Box 1 Travel journal, 1972
Box 1 Journal fragment, Oct 1984
Box 1 Notes, correspondence and poetry
Box 1 High school awards
Box 1 High school yearbook, 1968
Box 1 High school reunion booklet, 1988
Box 1 Miscellaneous school material, ca. 1962-1972
Box 1 Medical logs, 2005-2006
Box 1 "All of Me: the Letters of Greer S. Imbrie to Julia Ann McCorkle"
Box 1 Greer Imbrie's sermons
Box 1 "Poems written in Honor of Ann Imbrie, 1964-1967"
Box 1 Photographs

SERIES II. Correspondence

Box 4 Imbrie to family from Smith College, 1968-1972 (5 folders)
Box 4 Imbrie to family from University of North Carolina, 1972-1973
Box 1 Brimecombe, Jerry David, 1968-1969
Box 1 Caschetta, Mary Beth, 1987-1989
Box 1 Gelvin, Elizabeth, 1968-1973
Box 1 Greenberg, Bob, 1983
Box 1 Imbrie, Charity, 1968-1969, 1993
Box 1 Imbrie, Greer, 1980-1994
Box 1 Imbrie, Julia, 1968-2001
Box 1 Imbrie, Katy, 1968
Box 1 Leland, John, 1973
Box 4 Mallon, Tom, 1982-1983
Box 1 Misuraca, Danny, 1970
Box 1 Nichols, Judy, 1995, n.d.
Box 1 Rahdert, George, 1966-1968
Box 1 Rottnek, Matt, 1988-1989
Box 1 Russell, Paul, 2004-2006
Box 4 Wright, Glenn "Pat," ca. 1973-1994
Box 1 Miscellaneous personal, 1968-2003, n.d. (5 folders)
Box 1 Miscellaneous professional, 1977-1994
Box 4 Miscellaneous from students, 1981-1998

SERIES III. Writings

Spoken in Darkness
Box 1 Proposal
Box 1 Correspondence with the Law Offices of Bogle and Gates
Box 1 Correspondence with publishers and contracts, 1988-1992
Box 1 Royalties
Box 1 Bloomsbury promotional material, ca. 1992-1993
Box 1 Advance excerpts
Box 1 Book cover
Box 4 Book cover (mounted)
Box 1 Reviews and articles, 1993-1997
Box 1 Reader correspondence (2 folders)
Box 1 Screenplay by Hunter Hill and Perry Moore
Box 1 Screenplay by Kate Robin, 1996
Box 1 Script for play by Frances Gray
Box 1 Posters for the Frances Gray / Dominic Druce play, 1997
Box 4 Poster for the Frances Gray / Dominic Druce play, 1997 (mounted)
Box 1 "A Local Habitation and a Name: The Writer in the Public Library," Wood County Library talk, 1993
Box 1 "Habitation of the Heart"
Box 1 Women's Studies class handout
Box 1 Research material (4 folders)
Box 2 Audio tapes
Box 2 Drafts (9 folders)
Other Writings
Box 2 "Animals, Ink: An Anthology of Animal Poems, 1530-2000" (edited by Imbrie and Kaitlin Harvie, VC 2005)
Box 2 "The Art of The Arte of Angling, 1577," The American Fly Fisher, Fall 1983
Box 2 "The Color Line"
Box 2 Coming to Terms: A Writer's Life with Dogs (4 folders)
Box 2 "The D.C. Shuffle"
Box 2 "Goose Trees and Burbots: Richard Franck's Northern Memoirs," The American Fly Fisher, Winter 1985
Box 2 "Gossip" (4 drafts)
Box 2 "Literary Form and Literary Value in Thomas Browne's Urne-Buriall"
Box 2 "The Names of Doon: A Memoir"
Box 2 On Foot Against Pegasus: Nonfiction Forms in the Later English Renaissance (4 folders)
Box 2 "'Playing Legerdemaine with the Scripture': Parodic Sermons in The Fairie Queene," English Literary Renaissance, Spring 1987
Box 2 "The Poker Game"
Box 2 "'Redeeming Nature': A Symbolic Interpretation of King Lear"
Box 2 "Renaissance Genre Theory and the Form of Nonfiction Prose"
Box 3 "Renaissance London: A Modern Tourist's Guide" (2 drafts)
Box 3 "Robert Burton: A Reference Guide"
Box 3 "Serendipity"
Box 3 Sir Thomas Browne and Robert Burton: A Reference Guide (with Dennis Donovan and Magaretha G. Hartley Herman) Boston: G.K. Hall, 1981 (bound volume)
Box 3 Studies in 'The Other Harmony': Prose Genres in the Later English Renaissance (dissertation, bound volume)
Box 3 Tapestries of Paradise (5 folders)
Box 3 "Telling Errors/Righting Lives: Biography on the Margins"
Box 3 "To Take Your Heart Away"
Box 3 Transcendence in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens (thesis, bound volume)
Box 3 "Translation"
Box 3 "Tulips" (2 drafts)
Box 3 "'Unaccommodated man': Conditions of Existence in King Lear"
Box 3 "What Shalimar Knew: Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon as a Pastoral Novel," College English, Sep 1993
Box 3 "When the Stars Begin to Fall"
Box 3 "Whose Story is this Anyway"
Box 3 "'Wit's Camelion': The Feminine Reader in Elizabeth Grimston's Miscelanea" (2 drafts)
Box 3 "Words Become Us," Vassar Quarterly, Winter 1999
Box 3 "A Writer in the Public Library, Ohio Libraries, Winter 1994
Box 3 Poetry notebook, ca. 1966-1969
Box 3 Poetry, ca. 1973
Box 3 Early poem labeled "The beginning of a career…"
Box 3 Miscellaneous poetry and notes
Box 3 Miscellaneous book reviews
Box 3 Miscellaneous Smith College papers, 1970-1972
Box 3 Fragments

SERIES IV. Teaching Material

Box 3 Eng 20
Box 3 Eng 101
Box 3 Eng 105
Box 3 Eng 106
Box 3 Eng 230
Box 3 Eng 231
Box 3 Eng 367
Box 3 Eng 368
Box 3 19th Century
Box 3 18th Century
Box 3 Shakespeare
Box 3 Spenser
Box 3 Grammar
Box 3 Miscellaneous

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