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Guide to the Sallie Bingham Papers, 1900-2011 and undated (bulk 1940s-2011)

Abstract

Feminist and author.

The Sallie Bingham Papers provide rich documentation of the personal life, literary development, and philanthropic activities of Sallie Bingham, feminist and writer. The papers, dated 1900-2011, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1940s to 2011, are comprised of correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, personal papers, diaries and notebooks, legal and financial papers, audiovisual recordings, and photographic media. Included also are some records of The Kentucky Foundation for Women, a philanthropic organization founded by Bingham; The American Voice, a literary journal founded by Bingham and published under the auspices of The Kentucky Foundation for Women; and Santa Fe Stages, a regional theater founded by Bingham. Arranged into the following series: Audiovisual Materials, Correspondence, Diaries and Notebooks, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Legal and Financial, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Poetry, Santa Fe Stages, Speeches, Subject Files, Writings, and Oversize Material, with the Writings, Diaries and Notebooks, and Correspondence Series composing the bulk of the collection. Multiple additions have been added since the collection was processed; these are represented at the end of this finding aid.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sallie Bingham papers, 1900-2011 and undated (bulk 1940s-2011)
Creator
Bingham, Sallie
Extent
78.8 Linear Feet, 53,053 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Collection Overview

The Sallie Bingham Papers provide rich documentation of the personal life, literary development, and philanthropic activities of Sallie Bingham, feminist and writer. The papers, dated 1900-2011, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1940s to 2011, are comprised of correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, personal papers, diaries and notebooks, legal and financial papers, audiovisual recordings, and photographic media. Included also are some records of The Kentucky Foundation for Women, a philanthropic organization founded by Bingham; The American Voice, a literary journal founded by Bingham and published under the auspices of The Kentucky Foundation for Women; and Santa Fe Stages, a regional theater founded by Bingham. Arranged into the following series: Audiovisual Materials, Correspondence, Diaries and Notebooks, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Legal and Financial, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Poetry, Santa Fe Stages, Speeches, Subject Files, Writings, and Oversize Material, with the Writings, Diaries and Notebooks, and Correspondence Series composing the bulk of the collection.

The Writings Series is central to the collection, and is correspondingly substantial, comprising over half of the papers. It includes drafts, research, correspondence and publicity related to such novels as Small Victories, Upstate, Matron of Honor, and Straight Man, her memoir Passion and Prejudice, the writing and production of the plays The Awakening and The Death of Henry Flagler as well as poetry and many short, personal essays. The Poetry Series consists of individual poems, while compendiums of poetry are in the Writings Series. Many of Bingham's writings (including poems, novels, short stories, plays and essays) exist as electronic files and are available to researchers. These files are listed in the Poetry and the Writings Series. The Diaries and Notebooks Series contains material spanning her entire life -- from her adolescence in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1940s to her experiences living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and contain many ideas for writings and references to the process of writing. The Correspondence Series also spans the same period of time, and contains family correspondence spanning many decades, as well as literary and personal correspondence between Bingham and such well-known authors, activists and artists as Judy Chicago and Gloria Steinem. The smaller Speeches Series houses writings by Bingham for public engagements, and in addition to contributing to a portrait of Bingham as a writer, documents her explication of feminist issues relating to women in the corporate world, in publishing, and women in history.

Bingham, born into a prominent Louisville, Ky. family that owned The Louisville Courier-Journal, worked for the newspaper as book page editor, 1982-1985. She also took an active seat on the board of the Bingham Enterprises, which was responsible for The Courier-Journal and other media corporations in the Louisville area. Bingham's desire to sell her shares in the stock in the newspaper resulted in the sale of The Courier-Journal in 1986. The Bingham family and the break-up of the Bingham Enterprises were the subject of at least four books ( The Binghams of Louisville, House of Dreams, The Patriarch and Bingham's Passion and Prejudice) and much media attention. Materials concerning this aspect of Bingham's life can be found in the Legal and Financial Papers Series and Subject Files Series. Audiovisual materials in the Audiotapes and Videotapes Series document aspects of Bingham's career and life through interviews and other events.

NOTE: This collection also contains numerous additions that have not been processed. For descriptions of later additions, please see below or consult the library's online catalog.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Written permission from the donor, Sallie Bingham, is necessary before accessing the following: diaries, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, legal and financial papers, and files associated with the following: Kentucky Foundation for Women, The American Voice, and Santa Fe Stages. Not covered by this restriction: writings, speeches, clippings, subject files, audiovisual materials.

Some of the materials in the additions to the collection may not be immediately accessible because they require further processing before use.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Furthermore, all or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Contains various materials related to the publication of the literary journal, The American Voice (TAV). TAV was founded by Bingham and is published under the auspices of The Kentucky Foundation for Women. Arranged alphabetically.

No. 17, Winter, 1989
Box 1
No. 37, 1995
Box 1
No. 12, Fall, 1998
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Publicity
Box 1
Submissions
Box 1

Audio and video recordings of several of Bingham's plays and readings, and interviews on television and radio shows.

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Technical Services staff must arrange to have use copies made before contents can be accessed. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use these materials.]

Audiotapes and Videotapes
Box 1

Contains the personal and professional correspondence of Sallie Bingham from the 1940s to 1998. It includes letters as a child and a schoolgirl to her nurse, letters to and from friends documenting her development as a writer and the details of her personal life, and later professional correspondence with writers, publishers, producers, and organizations. The correspondence for the years 1910-1950s is a mixture of letters to and from various family members such as Barry Bingham, Sr., Mary Bingham, Henrietta Bingham, and Robert "Judge" Bingham. Later correspondence is a mixture of literary and personal correspondence between Bingham and her colleagues and friends. Arranged chronologically by year.

1910-1989 (20 folders)
Box 1
1989-1992 (23 folders)
Box 2
1993-1998 (14 folders)
Box 3

Bingham's diaries document her daily activities, reflections on life, and contain some seed ideas for stories. Her notebooks function as workbooks for her writings and include poems, ideas for stories, outlines for plays, and character sketches - all in various stages of development. Arranged by format (diary or notebook) and then chronologically.

1949-1950 (2 folders)
Box 1
1950-1963 (19 folders)
Box 2
1964-1978 (26 folders)
Box 3
1979-1993 (36 folders)
Box 4
1993-1996 and undated (24 folders)
Box 5
1945-1996 and undated (27 folders)
Box 1

The Kentucky Foundation for Women is a philanthropic organization founded by Bingham, which seeks to support women in the arts in Kentucky. Thus, the Foundation gives out a number of grants for living expenses each year to Kentucky women artists in order to allow them time to focus on creative projects. The Foundation also publishes the literary journal The American Voice. This series contains miscellaneous administrative files regarding grant proposal guidelines, office procedures, and finances of The Kentucky Foundation for Women. Related material found in the Kentucky Foundation for Women Records, a separate collection housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Arranged alphabetically.

Anne Maiken, 1986
Box 1
Annual report, 1988
Box 1
Board of Directors minutes, 1987-1998
Box 1
Bylaws
Box 1
Correspondence, 1987-1998
Box 1
Employment policies
Box 1
Executive director search, 1998
Box 1
Financial advisors, 1986
Box 1
Financial statements, 1986, 1988-1989
Box 1
Foundation material for speeches, 1985-1986 and undated
Box 1
Foundation reorganization, 1986
Box 1
Fund for Women, Inc.: financial, 1986
Box 1
Funding proposals, 1987 and undated, -1988 (2 folders)
Box 1
Grant application forms, undated
Box 1
Grants, 1986, 1990, 1997-1998
Box 1
Hopscotch House
Box 1
Information for Foundation position papers, undated
Box 1
Institute for Creative Learning, 1986
Box 1
Maxine (internal planning document), undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Newsletters, 1987-1989
Box 1
Notebook, 1986, 1988 (2 folders)
Box 1
Position papers and application form, undated
Box 1
Ann Stewart Anderson, 1997
Box 1
Sallie Bingham, 1994
Box 1
Spending policy, 1998
Box 1
Wolf Pen Writers Colony
Box 1

Contains Bingham's correspondence and notes about family members and management at The Louisville Courier-Journal, minutes from board meetings, and memorandums concerning the running of The C-J for the period leading up to the sale of Bingham Enterprises. Also included are legal papers pertaining to books written about the sale of Bingham Enterprises, legal and financial papers concerning Bingham's divorce from Tim Peters, as well as miscellaneous files relating to Sallie Bingham's property and finances in the 1980s and 1990s. Arranged alphabetically.

Askew-Petersen Stone Works
Box 1
Board memorandum, 1982
Box 1
Conversation with management and directors, 1983-1984
Box 1
Correspondence and notes on meetings with family, 1980-1984
Box 1
Directors and Stockholders meetings, 1984-1985 (4 folders)
Box 1
Directors meetings, 1984-1985 (2 folders)
Box 1
The Louisville Courier-Journal & Times Merger, 1985
Box 1
Dean Robertson
Box 1
Donations to the Mary C. Bingham Memorial Fund, 1995
Box 1
Employment as Book Page Editor at The Louisville Courier-Journal, 1982-1985
Box 1
Estate papers and wills ( Sallie Bingham), 1989-1991
Box 1
Exhibits to Memorandum on The Binghams of Louisville (3 vols.)
Box 1
Farm upkeep
Box 1
Financial statements, 1986-1989
Box 1
Henrietta Bingham, 1930s-1940s
Box 1
Itemized categories, 1997
Box 1
Libel law and cases, 1987-1988
Box 1
List of possessions, apartment renovations, etc., 1964
Box 1
Model contract (Author's Guild), 1972
Box 1
1987 inheritance
Box 1
Car insurance policies
Box 1
The Cloisters
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Decree of dissolution
Box 1
Divorce preparation
Box 1
Exhibits
Box 1
Financial statements
Box 1
Gentry vs. Gentry
Box 1
Incidents and inventory of relationship
Box 2
Judge Rebecca Westerfield
Box 2
The Kentucky Foundation for Women
Box 2
Kevin Nance re: property settlement
Box 2
Key West house
Box 2
Kirsten Martin statement
Box 2
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 2
Pre-nuptial agreement
Box 2
Property laws: women and disqualified persons: legal definition
Box 2
Release of Bingham diaries
Box 2
Sally Peters statement
Box 2
Surveillance of Tim Peters
Box 2
Tim Peters' attorney fees
Box 2
Tim Peters' claims for maintenance
Box 2
Tim Peters' depositions
Box 2
Trial brief and reply brief
Box 2
Witness lists
Box 2
Private gifts, undated
Box 2
Confidentiality agreement, 1986
Box 2
Consensus letter, 1986
Box 2
Newspaper clippings, 1984-1991 (4 folders)
Box 2
Stocks owned by S. Bingham, 1983-1985 (2 folders)
Box 2
Spousal gifting, 1984
Box 2
Standard Gravure lawsuit (sex discrimination), 1987
Box 2
Studio, 1988
Box 2
Suppression of The Binghams of Louisville: newspaper clippings (1 folder)
Box 2
1099 form, 1995, 1997
Box 2
Trust Fund for Timothy Peters, Doug Peters, Elizabeth Bingham
Box 2
Will ( Barry Bingham), 1988
Box 2
Will ( Mary Bingham), 1994
Box 2

Various unrelated items such as Bingham's wedding register, brother Jonathan's theater record book, personal correspondence and other items related to deaths in the family, and ephemeral items. Arranged alphabetically.

Miscellaneous
Box 1
Theater Record, 1949
Box 1
Wedding Gift Book, 1958
Box 1
Wedding Register, 1958
Box 1
Barry Bingham Sr.'s death, 1988
Box 2
Bill Goodman, 1994-1995
Box 2
Gloria Loomis, 1990-1994
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 1968-1997
Box 2
Suppression of The Binghams of Louisville: Correspondence, 1985-1988
Box 2
Correspondence
Box 2
Photos, newspaper clippings
Box 2
Resolutions in honor of Mary Bingham
Box 2
1987
Box 2
1988-1989
Box 2
1989
Box 2

Comprised chiefly of photographs (and some negatives) of family and friends. It includes early family photos circa 1900-1950s used in Passion and Prejudice, as well as snapshots, 1950s-1989, of Sallie Bingham's children, friends and relatives, attendance at various meetings or events, and some publicity photos. Photographs of actual play productions are filed with the individual plays in the Writings series. Arranged alphabetically.

Bingham School (Mebane, N.C.) and Bingham Grave (N.C.), 1980s
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1980s-1990s
Box 1
Passion and Prejudice (photographs for book), 1900-1980: bulk 1900-1950
Box 1
Sallie Bingham family, 1900-1970s: bulk 1940s-1950s (2 folders)
Box 1
Sallie Bingham, ca. 1960-1990s (2 folders)
Box 1

Consists of two subseries: Paper Format and Electronic Format. The contents of the two subseries often overlap.

Consists of miscellaneous poems grouped into files and arranged chronologically by year. Please note that collections of poetry by Bingham are interfiled in the Writings Series. They are designated as such in the container list for that series so patrons can more easily locate them.

1977
Box 1
1980-1997
Box 1
1987
Box 1
July, October 1989
Box 1
1989 ("Not for Collection")
Box 1
Fall, 1991
Box 1
Poems sent to Chelsea, 12/1991
Box 1
Winter, 1991/1992
Box 1
Poems sent to Sarah Gorham, 1993-1995
Box 1
Poems sent to Sarah Gorham, October 1995
Box 1
1995
Box 1
1995-1996
Box 1
Poems sent to Sarah Gorham, 1996
Box 1
1996-1997
Box 1
"Poems from the Collection" November 1997
Box 1
Journal of Poems, 2004
Box 1

Arranged by disk numbers, which were assigned only to reflect the original order in which they were received. The list below is arranged alphabetically by title to facilitate intellectual access. An individual poem's title is in quotation marks, followed by the file name, the year in which the electronic file was last modified, and the file's disk (subdirectory) name. A number of these poems exist in more than one iteration; they may have multiple file names and/or exist in multiple subdirectories. Note that many of the following poems possess multiple files that may have been created or edited in different years.

The contents of each disk was migrated to the Specoll server. Consequently, the text of the poems is available only in correspondingly numbered electronic subdirectories. Consult a reference archivist for access to the electronic files.

Advent, Advent.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Advice, Advice.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Angel, Angel.poe, 1996 (on Disk007) and 1997 (on Disk008)
Box 1
Apache, Apache.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
The Artist's Mate, Mate.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
As in the Moment, As.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
At the Dominicans, Desert.poe, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Avalanche Avalanch, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
The Birds' Christmas, Birds.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Birthday at the Beach, Birthday.poe, 1994, on Disk008
Box 1
Boccanera: Anatomia Del Corpo Umano, Staff.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Boxcar, Boxcar.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Button Box, Buttons.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
By the Fall, Fall.poe, 1996, on Disk007 and Disk008
Box 1
By the Lake, Lake.poe, 1995, on Disk007 and Disk008
Box 1
Chapel Stool, Stool, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Chocolate Pot, Chocolat, 1995 (on Disk007) and 1997 (on Disk008)
Box 1
Christmas Day: Los Liandros, Los.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Convention, Conventi.poe, 1994, on Disk008
Box 1
Cottonwood, Cottonwoo.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Coyotes, Coyotes.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Cupid and Psyche, Cupid.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
The Day Christ Died, Saturday.poe, 1996, on Disk010
Box 1
Deer Dance, Deer.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Dionysus' Mother, Diony.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Dressing Down, Dragon.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Dr. Science, Dr.sci, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Drunk Indian, Drunk.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
The Dug Grave, Grave.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Easter Vigil, Easter.poe, 1996 (on Disk010) and 1997 (on Disk003)
Box 1
Effigy, Effigy.poe, 1996, and Eff.11, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Effigy 11, Effigy11.poe, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Equinox, Equinox.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
February, Feb.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Finches, Finches.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Finding the River Again, River.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Fire Ring, Fire.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Firing Too Hot, Firing.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
First Snow, Snow.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
First Wolf in Yellowstone, Wolf, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
The Formula that Makes a Christmas Tree Drink More Water, Tree.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
The Formula that Makes Trees Drink More Water, Trees.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
For Peter, 1954-1974, Peter.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
For Peter, 1954-1976, Peter.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
For the Next Guest, Guest, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Fox, the Navajo Silversmith, Fox.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
From the Old Wife to the New, Oldnew.poe, 1995 (on Disk007 and Disk008) and Wife.poe, undated (on Disk009)
Box 1
George Rogers Clark or A Use for Old Houses, Clark.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Gifts, Gifts, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Good Friday, Good.poe, 1996 (on Disk010) and 1997 (on Disk003), Good.bk!, 1996 (on Disk010) and Seed.poe, 1996 (on Disk010)
Box 1
Good Friday: Stations of the Cross, Seed.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Gros Ventre Range, Gros.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
The Guards' Chapel Bombing, Chapel.poe, 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk007)
Box 1
Hades, Hades.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Herakles Knot, Hera.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
The High Cost of Denying Rivers their Floodplains, Highcost, undated, on Disk021
Box 1
Holy Saturday: Eve Sees Jesus Descending Into Hell, Saturday.poe, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Holy Saturday: Jesus Descends Into Hell, Friday.poe, 1996, on Disk010
Box 1
The Hose is a Stubborn Soul, Hose.poe, 1994, on Disk008
Box 1
In Aline's Garden, Aline.poe, 1994, on Disk015
Box 1
In How Many Rooms, Rooms.poe, 1996 (on Disk008) and Poppy.poe, undated (on Disk009)
Box 1
In the Monks' Kitchen, Kitchen.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
In the Monks Kitchen: 11, Kitchen.poe, 1996 (on Disk010) and Kitchen1, 1997 (on Disk003)
Box 1
July, July.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Kenosis, Kenosis.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Kerosine Lamps, Lamp.poe , 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Kiss, Kiss, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Lake Cumberland, Cumber.poe, 1995, on Disk007 and Disk008
Box 1
Lap Bomb, Lapbomb.poe, 1995, on Disk007 and Disk008
Box 1
Lent, Lenti, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Let Me Go Call Olga, Olga.poe, 1994 (on Disk015) and 1995 (on Disk008)
Box 1
Letter, Letter.poe, 1995 (on Disk007) and 1996 (on Disk008)
Box 1
Like Ostriches in the Wilderness, Ostriche.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
The Man Who Can Do, Shears.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Mesa, Mesa.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Miracle, Miracle.poe, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Missies, Misies.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Mortgage, Mortgage, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Mother, Memorial, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Mount Moriah, Moriah.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
My Desire is Leaving, Desire.poe, 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk007)
Box 1
My Father's Little Girl, Girl.poe, 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk007)
Box 1
My Mother, Aged Ninety and her Great-Granddaughter, Ariadne, Mother.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
My Parents, Flying, Parents.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Naked Above Granite Falls, Naked.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
The New Graves, Carrots, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
The New House, House.bk!, 1996, on Disk010
Box 1
1941-1945, 1941.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
No More Bones, Bones.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
November, Novemer.poe, 1995, on Disk007 and Disk008
Box 1
Oakland, Kentucky, Oakland.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Ohio River Winter, Hunters.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Oil Lamp, Lamp.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Once More, Oncemore.poe, 1994, on Disk008
Box 1
Order, Order.poe, undated, on Disk009
Box 1
Our Ancestors Were All Under the Cloud, Cloud.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Overseas, Overseas.poe, 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk007)
Box 1
Persephone, Persephon, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Photograph, Toad.poe, undated, on Disk009
Box 1
A Picture of my Grandmother, Aged Ninety, and her Granddaughter Ariadne, Spider.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Pilgrim's Seat, Spoletto, Seat.poe, 1994, on Disk008
Box 1
Plaza Cerro, Cerro.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Pollen Stain, Pollen.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Pre-Revolutionary America, Prerev.poe, undated, on Disk009
Box 1
The Pueblo Rebellion: August 10, 1680, Pueblo.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Rainy Morning, Red.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Rest, Rest, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Reversing the Horseshoe, Old.poe, 1996 (on Disk010) and 1997 (on Disk003)
Box 1
Road, Road.poe, 1995 (on Disk007), 1996 (on Disk008), and undated (on Disk009)
Box 1
Roadside, Ely, Minnesota, Ely, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Rose, Rose.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Runaway, Runaway.poe, undated, on Disk009
Box 1
Seasoning, Season.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Seeding the Clouds, Seeding.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
She Finds Herself Alone, Curse.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Sic Transit in Deo Mater Christi, Mater.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Shenandoah, Shenandoa.poe, 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk007)
Box 1
Shenandoan, Shenad.poe, undated, on Disk009
Box 1
Skiing Without Poles, Ski.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
Snakebite, Snake.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Snapper, Snapper.poe, 1995 (on Disk007 and Disk008); Snapp.poe, undated, on Disk009
Box 1
Snow on the Coal, Coal.poe, 1993, on Disk008
Box 1
Sodomy, Sodomy.poe, 1994, on Disk008
Box 1
South China Sea, Southchi.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Spanish Market, Saints.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
St. Francis Cathedral, Stfran.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Stockpile, Stockpil, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Swimming in the Chippewa Falls Y, Chippewa, 1995 (on Disk007 and Disk008) and Swim.poe, undated (on Disk009)
Box 1
Taking Pictures, Pict.poe, 1994 (on Disk009), 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk015)
Box 1
Thomas Eakins: The Gross Clinic, Eakins.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Tilma, Tilma.poe, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Tokens of their Esteem, Tokens, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Tom Softly, Softly.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Towpath, Towpath.poe, 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk007)
Box 1
Transgression, Transgre.poe, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Tridentine Mass, Mass, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Trying to Attract a Hummingbird, Hummers.poe, 1997, on Disk008
Box 1
Trying to Attract Hummingbirds, Hummers.poe, 1994, on Disk015
Box 1
Two Girls, Girls.poe, 1996 (on Disk007) and 1997 (on Disk008)
Box 1
Uranus Enters Aquariums, Uranus, 1996, on Disk003
Box 1
Uses of the Bidet, Bidet.poe, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1
War Time, Wartime.poe, 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk007)
Box 1
Washington 1941, Wash.poe, 1995 (on Disk008) and 1996 (on Disk007)
Box 1
Water Boy, Water.poe, 1996 (on Disk010) and 1997 (on Disk003)
Box 1
Why There Are No Shells in Key West, Shells.poe, 1994, on Disk008
Box 1
The Willingness to Undo Knots, Knots, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
The Winter Gives, Winter.poe, 1994, on Disk009
Box 1
Wolf Killer, Wolfkill, 1997, on Disk003
Box 1
Writing to Jail, Jail.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Wyoming Road Map, Map.poe, 1996, on Disk008
Box 1
Notes (poem fragments and ideas), Poems.not, 1995, on Disk008
Box 1

Contains various materials related to the founding and functioning of Santa Fe Stages, a regional theater founded by Bingham in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Arranged alphabetically.

Budget, 1998-1999 (2 folders)
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Financial and legal papers, 1994-1998
Box 1
Fundraising
Box 1
Publicity, 1995-1999 (4 folders)
Box 1
Resignation of Martin Platt, 1998
Box 1

Contains the text of speeches given by Bingham to various women's groups, civic organizations, and educational associations. Speech topics cover a range of feminist issues, many based on Bingham's own experiences with the sale of Bingham Enterprises. Topics include women in the board room, feminist philanthropy, women's writing and the politics of publishing. The bulk of the speeches were given from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, at which time Bingham decided to reduce the number of her public appearances. Arranged alphabetically.

Border Book Festival, 1997
Box 1
Material for Speeches
Box 1
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 1
1980-1989 (7 folders arranged chronologically)
Box 1
1990-1998 (4 folders arranged chronologically)
Box 1

Miscellaneous files which reflect various social, political and literary activities of Bingham and her family. Arranged alphabetically.

Al-Anon's Blueprint for Progress, 1989
Box 1
Amazon.com
Box 1
Articles about and interviews with Bingham, 1958-1997
Box 1
Bingham genealogy
Box 1
Bingham Plays: rehearsed readings, undated
Box 1
Chronology
Box 1
Draft: marked text
Box 1
Legal memorandum from Barry Bingham, 1987
Box 1
Mementos, 1989 (1 folder)
Box 1
Broomstick, No. 4, Autumn 1993
Box 1
Bunting Institute Appointment, 1997
Box 1
Celebrating Women, 1991
Box 1
Celebrating Women: A Commemorative Journal, 1990
Box 1
Censorship and Libel
Box 1
The Center for Women and Families
Box 1
The Community Foundation: Annual Report, 1995
Box 1
Craft Motor Vehicle Negligence Action
Box 1
The Farm
Box 1
First Annual Women's Policy Research Conference Proceedings, 1989
Box 1
Five Year Plan, 1990-1995
Box 1
Funding Exchange, 1988
Box 1
Goddesses
Box 1
Hamburger, 1989
Box 1
Hiring and Tenure of Women at Harvard/Radcliffe
Box 1
House of Dreams by Marie Brenner, 1988-1991
Box 1
Indiana University Information
Box 1
Institute for Women's Policy Research Discussion Paper, 1990
Box 1
Interview with Bonnie Cox, 1988
Box 1
Jesse Jackson Campaign, 1987
Box 1
Joan Bingham
Box 1
Drawings, 1990 (1 folder)
Box 1
Matthew Shepard death, 1998
Box 1
"Mind Torn--Spirit Broken" (M.A. thesis of Emily Simms Bingham) 1990
Box 1
The Missoula Colony, undated
Box 1
New Girl in Town (performance), undated
Box 1
Newspaper clippings, 1930s-1940s
Box 1
Newspaper clippings, 1952-1980
Box 1
Next Stage, Inc. (financial report), 1994
Box 1
The Patriarch by Jones and Tifft, 1986-1991
Box 2
Patty Smith
Box 2
Paulette Rose Rare Book Catalogue
Box 2
Political Causes
Box 2
Readings, undated
Box 2
Real Estate/Cars
Box 2
Religious Worship, 1989-1997
Box 2
Resume and biographical information
Box 2
Sadie Ruth Lawing
Box 2
Santa Fe Reporter Sale, 1997
Box 2
Sarabande Books
Box 2
Second Stages Proposal
Box 2
Shaman Studies
Box 2
Shoe String Theater, 1984
Box 2
Speeches (by Mary Bingham and Barry Bingham, Sr.)
Box 2
1991-1992
Box 2
1988-1998
Box 2
Poetry and miscellaneous, undated
Box 2
Taos Art School
Box 2
Theater of the Immaculate Conception
Box 2
Travel
Box 2
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellows List, 1986
Box 2
Women and Publishing
Box 2
Women in Theater
Box 2
Women's Center (Louisville, Ky.)
Box 2
Work by Chris Iovenko, Barry Ellsworth, Robert Bingham
Box 2
Workshops, undated
Box 2
Zoland Books catalogs
Box 2

This largest series in the collection contains drafts and published copies of all of Sallie Bingham's literary writings, including her poems, short stories, plays, novels as well as essays and book reviews. There is a significant amount of material devoted to her memoir Passion and Prejudice as well as to her many novels. Files are arranged alphabetically by the title of the work and many include related research files, correspondence with publishers or producers, contracts, letters from well-wishers, and copies of reviews or publicity. At the end of the series are miscellaneous files pertaining to Bingham's writing, including proposed projects, newspaper clippings for research and book reviews.

Many of Bingham's writings were received as electronic files. If an individual work has a corresponding electronic file, an entry for the file is included in the alphabetical list below. In such cases, following an individual work's title there is a brief description, then the electronic file's name, the year in which the file was last modified, and the file's disk (subdirectory) name. A number of these works exist in more than one iteration; these may have multiple file names and/or reside in multiple subdirectories. Note that many of the following works possess multiple files that may have been created or edited in different years. Disks were assigned consecutive numbers reflecting the original order in which they were received.

[The contents of each disk was migrated to a library server. Please consult a reference archivist for access to the electronic files.]

Draft, Acequia.ss, 1996, on Disk024
Box 1
Title page, Ace.tit, 1996, on Disk024
Box 1
The Act, ca. 1979
Box 1
Addicts, 1977 (2 folders)
Box 1
After Such Knowledge, 1960 (4 folders)
Box 1
Against Her Grain, undated
Box 1
The Age of Enlightenment, 1989
Box 1
And the Band Played On, 1953-1954
Box 1
Ann Clifton, undated
Box 1
The Appraisal, ca. 1980s
Box 1
Art, 1997
Box 1
Art of the Migration Period, undated (poetry)
Box 1
Draft, Assyrian, 1996, on Disk024
Box 1
Title, Ass.Tit, 1996, on Disk024
Box 1
At Home in Harrodsburg, 1980s
Box 1
At the Abortionist's, undated
Box 1
August Ninth at Natural Bridge, undated
Box 1
Correspondence and contract
Box 1
Draft, 1988 (7 folders)
Box 1
Draft, 1989 (4 folders)
Box 2
Draft for Horse Cave production
Box 2
Production file
Box 2
Rehearsal notes
Box 2
Notes, research, 1987-1988
Box 2
Back Seat Driving, 1989-1991
Box 2
Draft, Bambi.doc, 1997, on Disk023
Box 2
Bare Bones, 1965, 1967
Box 2
Table of contents, Bare.tit, 1997, on Disk003
Box 2
Bat, 1997
Box 2
Beach Daze, ca. 1980s
Box 2
Beginning, undated
Box 2
Beyond Despair, 1995
Box 2
Draft, Baby.pla, 1995, on Disk009
Box 2
The Big Day, undated
Box 2
The Birthday Party, 1985
Box 2
Biting the Hand: A Woman and a Family Empire, 1986
Box 2
Drafts and editing notes, Blackb~1.doc, 1996, on Disk023 and Disk024
Box 2
Blank Check, 1991
Box 2
Drafts, Blindlov.ss, 1996, on Disk022 and Disk024
Box 2
Title page, Glass.tit, 1996, on Disk024
Box 2
Blueberries, 1988
Box 2
Boy, Dreaming, ca. late 1980s
Box 2
Draft, Boy.ss, 1996, on Disk024
Box 2
Bride Doll, undated
Box 2
Bright Lights, 1986
Box 2
The Brightest Girl in the Class, 1972
Box 2
Called Away, 1980s
Box 2
Draft, ca. 1994 (1 folder)
Box 3
Draft, Wife.doc, 1996, on Disk017
Box 3
Drafts, captbud.doc, 1996, on Disk023 and Disk024
Box 3
Drafts, celia.doc, 1996, on Disk023 and Disk024
Box 3
A Certain Stream, 1955
Box 3
Charlie, 1983
Box 3
Draft, Chauc, 1993, on Disk013
Box 3
Childbirth, 1961
Box 3
Correspondence, 1988-1990
Box 3
Draft of Act One, Cronus1.doc, 1997, on Disk023
Box 3
Draft of Act Two, Cronus2.doc, 1996, on Disk023
Box 3
Synopsis, Cronus, 1993 (on Disk013) and Cronus.syn, 1995 (on Disk023)
Box 3
Choosing, 1977
Box 3
Drafts, Christ.ss, 1994 (on Disk015) and Christ.ss!, 1997 (on Disk024)
Box 3
CIA, 1990
Box 3
Cold Comfort, ca. 1997
Box 3
Drafts, consolation.doc, 1996 (on Disk023) and Consol~1.doc, 1996 (on Disk024)
Box 3
Draft, 1995 (4 folders)
Box 3
Draft of chapter one, Ch1.cf, 1993, on Disk005
Box 3
Drafts of miscellaneous chapters, 1993 (on Disk021), 1995 and 1996 (on Disk006)
Box 3
Draft of part two, Cf.p2, 1995, on Disk008
Box 3
Draft, part 2, 1995-1996 (1 folder)
Box 4
Draft, undated (1 folder)
Box 4
Notes, 1993 (1 folder)
Box 4
Notes, Cf.not, 1995, and Cory.que, 1996, on Disk006
Box 4
Prologue, Pro-cf.asc, 1993, on Disk021
Box 4
Quote and Prologue, Dedi.cor, Pro.cor, and Quote.cf, 1995, on Disk006
Box 4
Title page, Title, 1995, on Disk006
Box 4
The Country Boy, ca. 1980s
Box 4
Country Western, undated
Box 4
Couvade, 1983
Box 4
Creating Totems, ca. 1991
Box 4
Crossing the Alps, 1989-1992
Box 4
Cruise, ca. 1985
Box 4
Correspondence, 1988
Box 4
Custer's Revenge, undated
Box 4
Dancing, undated
Box 4
Research and correspondence, 1981-1985
Box 4
List of published stories, Index, 1996, on Disk019
Box 4
Title page, Title.ds, 1996, on Disk019
Box 4
Production file, 1988 (1 folder)
Box 4
Draft, 1992 (2 folder)
Box 4
Draft, 1995 (4 folders)
Box 4
Production file, 1995 (1 folder)
Box 5
Draft, undated (2 folders)
Box 5
Deprivation Diaries, ca. 1997
Box 5
Desire, 1991
Box 5
Developing New Perspectives: Women Who Live Near Power, undated
Box 5
Djalioh, 1989
Box 5
Do Not Acknowledge/Do Not Respond, undated (poetry)
Box 5
Doing Good, 1991-1992
Box 5
Doing Without Them, undated
Box 5
Draft, Dragons.ss, 1996, on Disk024
Box 5
The Dress is Fitted, undated
Box 5
Dusty Miller, undated
Box 5
Easter, 1988
Box 5
Draft, Sleep.ss, 1997, on Disk024
Box 5
Evelyn Scott: The Limitations of the Search for Truth, ca. 1980
Box 5
Evidence, 1990
Box 5
Exiles (genesis of Upstate), undated (3 folders)
Box 5
The Facts of His Life, undated
Box 5
Falling in Love Again: New York, Winter, 1991
Box 5
Family, undated (3 folders)
Box 5
A Family Chorus, undated
Box 5
The Family of the Future, 1988
Box 5
Fear, 1972
Box 5
Draft, Feather.ss, 1996, on Disk024
Box 5
A Few Thoughts on Breast Feeding, undated
Box 5
Draft, fiest.doc, 1996, on Disk023
Box 5
Finding My Mothers, undated
Box 5
First Born, 1988, 1990
Box 5
The Flavor of Solitude, undated
Box 5
Draft, flood.doc, 1996, on Disk023
Box 5
Fresh Salmon, 1998
Box 5
The Frog Prince, undated
Box 5
Drafts, Frozen.ss, 1997, on Disk018 and Disk024
Box 5
Games, undated
Box 5
Getting Lost Together, undated
Box 5
Draft, Gifthors.ss, 1996, on Disk024
Box 5
Draft, Girlal~1.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 6
Draft, Goinga~1.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 6
Draft and note, Native.ss, 1996, on Disk024
Box 6
The Gold Piece, undated
Box 6
Gold Star Mothers, 1989
Box 6
The Golden Now, 1988
Box 6
Good, undated
Box 6
Draft, Goodma, 1993, on Disk013
Box 6
Good-bye to All That: Another Southerner Quits the South, 1990
Box 6
Growing Up Episcopalian, 1970
Box 6
Guns, 1985
Box 6
Drafts, Gypsies.doc, 1996 (on Disk019 and Disk024), gypsies.doc, 1996 (on Disk023) and Gypsies.ss, 1996 (on Disk024)
Box 6
The Hall Tree, undated
Box 6
Draft, Handto~1.doc, 1997, on Disk024
Box 6
A Handmade Life, undated
Box 6
A Handmade Life, undated
Box 6
Synopsis and play (1 folder)
Box 6
Draft and title page, Highcost, 1996, on Disk003
Box 6
Draft, Boys, 1996, on Disk024
Box 6
Draft, History.ss, 1997, on Disk024
Box 6
Correspondence
Box 6
Draft and title page, Hop.sal, 1988, on Disk001
Box 6
Horse Cave Production
Box 6
Research files (2 folders)
Box 6
Reviews
Box 6
Draft, Hot.bk!, 1997, on Disk024
Box 6
How to Make Friends with a Man, 1993
Box 6
Drafts, Resurr~1.doc, 1996, on Disk018, Disk023 and Disk024
Box 6
The Ice Party, 1963
Box 7
If Sulzberger, 1990
Box 7
I'm Concerned for You, 1997
Box 7
Draft, boston.doc, 1996, on Disk021
Box 7
In the Back Bay, 1970s
Box 7
Draft, Midst.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 7
Draft, 1991 (5 folders)
Box 7
Production and review file, 1986, 1990-1993 (1 folder)
Box 7
Early Times production, 1979 (1 folder)
Box 7
Intervention, 1986
Box 7
Drafts, Ironage.doc, 1996 (on Disk019 and Disk024) and ironage.doc, 1996, (on Disk023)
Box 7
The Island, 1990
Box 7
Jack and the North West Wind, ca. 1992
Box 7
Drafts, Jakebrak, 1996, on Disk003 and Disk008
Box 7
Title page, Tit.jak, 1996, on Disk003
Box 7
Drafts, Jeff, 1996 (on Disk014 and Disk015) and 1997 (on Disk024)
Box 7
Joy, undated
Box 7
Julia Peterkin: At a Loss for Words, ca. late 1980s
Box 7
Kitchen Thoughts, 1989
Box 7
Draft, Laborday, 1995, on Disk024
Box 7
Lambing Moon, 1993
Box 7
Last Dance, 1997
Box 7
Laughing Cavalier, undated
Box 7
Draft, Lawing.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 7
Lent Poems, 1992
Box 7
Drafts, Banks.doc, 1996, on Disk015, Disk023 and Disk024
Box 7
Letters to an Unknown Man (genesis of Upstate), 1975 (1 folder)
Box 7
Letting Go, undated
Box 7
Lies for the Living, undated
Box 7
Lincoln, ca. 1985
Box 7
The List, 1986
Box 7
Little Miss X, 1992
Box 7
Draft, Queen.doc, 1996, on Disk024
Box 7
Draft, Abroad.doc, 1996, on Disk023
Box 7
Lovers, 1984-1986 (2 folders)
Box 7
Productions, 1984, 1986
Box 8
Loving Julia, 1994
Box 8
Luke, ca. 1956
Box 8
Lyrics and Music, undated and 1988, 1994
Box 8
Draft, Mabel.ss, 1997, on Disk024
Box 8
Draft, Madwom~1.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 8
Making a Date for a Wedding, 1984
Box 8
Making a Fire, 1992 (4 folders; poetry)
Box 8
Making Mischief, 1988
Box 8
A Man's Voice Offstage, undated
Box 8
Mary, 1986 (production folder)
Box 8
Draft, undated (5 folders)
Box 8
Chapter five, undated
Box 8
Edits to restore, 1993
Box 8
Jacket copy, 1993
Box 8
Outline ( 1981) and notes ( undated)
Box 8
Publicity, reviews and correspondence, 1985-1998
Box 8
Draft, Mending.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 8
Correspondence, 1979-1980
Box 8
Draft, 1980 (1 folder)
Box 8
Photographs, 1980
Box 8
Production file, 1980
Box 8
Publicity, 1980
Box 9
Published version, 1992
Box 9
Drafts, Minorcha.doc, 1996 (on Disk019), minor.doc, 1996 (on Disk023), Minor.doc, 1996 (on Disk024), and Oldhouse.doc, 1996 (on Disk024)
Box 9
Draft, Miserable.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 9
Miss Thrush at Home, ca. 1958
Box 9
Modern Times, 1975
Box 9
Mother of all Battles, 1990
Box 9
Mothers, undated
Box 9
Mourning, undated
Box 9
Moving Day, 1961
Box 9
Murder, 1990
Box 9
Draft, Clothes.doc, 1996, on Disk023
Box 9
Draft, 1994 (1 folder)
Box 9
Notes, 1992
Box 9
Negative Capability, undated (poetry)
Box 9
A New Life, 1972
Box 9
Draft, Newpla~1.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 9
Carolyn Krupp, 1997-1998
Box 9
Draft, 1996 (4 folders)
Box 9
Drafts, Nick, 1996 (on Disk009) and Nick.doc, 1997 (on Disk021)
Box 9
Draft and notes, Nick, undated, on Disk010
Box 9
Handwritten draft, 1996 (2 folders)
Box 9
Research and notes, 1996-1997
Box 10
Rewrites, 1997
Box 10
Title page with quote, Nik-titl.doc, 1997, on Disk021
Box 10
1954, 1985
Box 10
No Time, 1988, 1996
Box 10
Draft, noblesse.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 10
Draft, season.doc, 1997, on Disk018
Box 10
Title page, Tit.off, 1997, on Disk018
Box 10
Oh Beautiful City of Dreams, 1997
Box 10
Drafts, O'keeffe, 1996, on Disk009 and Disk014
Box 10
The Omen, undated
Box 10
On Being a Feminist Mother, 1989
Box 10
On Being Sick in Bed, undated
Box 10
On Loss, 1995
Box 10
Draft, hercules.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 10
On Not Wanting and then Wanting Babies, undated
Box 10
Drafts, Orange.s, 1994 (on Disk015) and Orange.ss, 1995 (on Disk009)
Box 10
Draft, 1990 (3 folders)
Box 10
Draft, 1991-1992 (2 folders)
Box 10
Draft, undated (6 folders)
Box 10
Draft, undated (4 folders)
Box 11
Correspondence, 1989-1993
Box 11
Notes, 1989-1990
Box 11
Notes, Ourlady.not and Question.hd, undated, on Disk009
Box 11
Notes and part 2, chapters 3-11, 1990
Box 11
Notes, chapters 1 and 5, 1990-1991
Box 11
Part 2, chapters 12-17; part 3, chapters 1-6, 1990
Box 11
Part 2, chapters 3-9, 1990
Box 11
Parts 3 and 4, 1991-1992
Box 11
Draft, 1984 (1 folder)
Box 11
Draft, 1985 (1 folder)
Box 11
Photographs, 1985
Box 11
Publicity file, 1985
Box 11
Production file, 1985
Box 11
Draft, Parade.ss, undated, on Disk009
Box 11
Parties, undated
Box 11
Applause Books, 1990-1991
Box 11
Chapter notes and changes, 1988
Box 11
Chapter summary, undated, (1 folder)
Box 11
Correspondence, 1987-1990
Box 11
Draft, 1988 (5 folders)
Box 11
Draft, 1988 (13 folders)
Box 12
Draft, undated (5 folders)
Box 12
Draft, undated (2 folders)
Box 13
Film interests, 1986-1987
Box 13
Final corrections, 1989
Box 13
Galleys, 1988
Box 13
Helen Merrill, 1986-1990
Box 13
Kate Seitz, 1993-1994
Box 13
Knopf contract, 1987
Box 13
Lynn Goldberg, 1988-1989
Box 13
Miscellaneous notes, undated
Box 13
New pages, 1988
Box 13
Newspaper clippings, 1988-1990
Box 13
Notebook, 1987 and 1989 (2 folders)
Box 13
Outline, notes, 1986
Box 13
Permissions to publish, 1987
Box 13
Preface to Applause Books edition, 1990
Box 13
Proofs, 1988 (5 folders)
Box 13
Proofs, 1988 (4 folders)
Box 14
Publicity, 1988
Box 14
Publisher's final draft, 1988 (2 folders)
Box 14
Publisher's final draft, 1988 (4 folders)
Box 14
Publisher's job specifications, 1988 (1 folder)
Box 14
Research files, undated (8 folders)
Box 14
Research files, undated (14 folders)
Box 15
Response of Bingham family, 1989
Box 15
Response to Hayney's cartoon, 1989
Box 15
Response to So-called Errors and Mistatements, 1989
Box 15
Royalties, 1989-1993
Box 15
Shirley Williams libel suit, 1989
Box 15
Summary response document, 1988
Box 15
Supporting material in answer to questions raised by attorney, 1988-1989
Box 15
Perfect Balls: Patriotism, Subversion and the Male Myth, undated
Box 15
Persephone in Night Town, 1990
Box 15
Additional scenes, publicity, correspondence, 1987-1994
Box 15
Draft, Piggybac, 1995, on Disk023
Box 15
Draft, Pin~1.doc, 1997, on Disk024
Box 15
Pirate Gold, 1988
Box 15
A Place in the Country, 1974
Box 15
Please No Eating or Drinking, undated
Box 15
Drafts, Pleyben.doc, 1996 (on Disk023 and Disk024) and 1997 (on Disk019)
Box 15
Politics, undated
Box 15
Drafts, Porn.ss, undated (on Disk009) and Porn, 1995 (on Disk024)
Box 15
Draft, 1990 (3 folders)
Box 16
Notes, miscellaneous chapters, 1992
Box 16
Quote, Pc.quo, undated, on Disk009
Box 16
Draft, Postmod.ss, 1997, on Disk024
Box 16
Cast list and notes, Notes, 1993, on Disk013
Box 16
Draft, undated (6 folders)
Box 16
Draft, undated (3 folders)
Box 17
Correspondence, 1994-1995
Box 17
List of chapters, Disk4_1.doc, 1993, on Disk011
Box 17
Drafts of miscellaneous chapters, 1993-1995, on Disk002, Disk004, Disk005, Disk011, Disk012 and Disk013
Box 17
Miscellaneous chapters, undated (1 folder)
Box 17
Notes, 1987-1995
Box 17
Notes, Disk4_4.doc, 1993 (on Disk011) and Notes, 1995 (on Disk004)
Box 17
Notes on time scheme, Disk4_2.doc and Disk4_3.doc, 1993, on Disk011
Box 17
Questions for second draft, Disk2_9.doc, 1993, on Disk011
Box 17
Quotes, Dedi.pri, 1993 (on Disk005) and Quote, 1995 (on Disk004)
Box 17
Title page, Title, 1997, on Disk004
Box 17
A Private Landscape, 1980s
Box 17
Rachel's Island, 1971-1972
Box 17
Drafts, Greeks.ss, 1996, on Disk019 and Disk024
Box 17
The Realtor, 1991
Box 17
The Red Car, 1990
Box 17
Relations, undated
Box 17
Remembering, 1990
Box 17
Draft, Reunion.doc, 1994, on Disk024
Box 17
Revenant, 1970s
Box 17
Rich Women Lose When They Play by the Rules, 1986
Box 17
The Riding Lessons, undated
Box 17
River's Edge, undated
Box 17
Robin, undated
Box 17
The Root of the Tree, 1980s
Box 17
Draft, Sagesse, 1996, on Disk024
Box 17
Draft, Santafe, 1996, on Disk024
Box 17
Notes, Santafe.ide, undated, on Disk009
Box 17
Drafts, Santafe, 1995, on Disk006 and Disk010
Box 17
Draft, Sfstyle.sto, 1997, on Disk018
Box 17
Settling Scores, undated
Box 17
Shall We Dance? 1997
Box 17
Draft, Shottowe.s, 1996, on Disk024
Box 17
Shredding the Flag, 1992
Box 17
Skal, Skal, Ikke, 1977
Box 17
Draft, undated (1 folder)
Box 18
Correspondence, 1989-1998
Box 18
Publicity, Reviews, 1989-1992
Box 18
Royalties, 1993-1996
Box 18
Zoland Books contract, 1991
Box 18
Snake Goddess, undated
Box 18
Snow on the Coal, 1983
Box 18
Snow on the Coal, Subdivision, Ohio River Winter, 1990
Box 18
Solo, undated (4 folders)
Box 18
Sons in Law, 1990
Box 18
Southern Women Writers, 1992
Box 18
A Southerner in New York, undated
Box 18
1992 (1 folder)
Box 18
Spoletto Poems, 1994
Box 18
Stealing the Bees, 1990
Box 18
Stealing the Spirit, ca. 1990
Box 18
Stove Heart, ca. 1991
Box 18
Draft, 1979 (2 folders)
Box 18
Correspondence, 1983-1997
Box 19
Inserts and notes, 1995
Box 19
Notes, Straight.bk!, and Straight.not, undated, on Disk009
Box 19
Publicity, 1996
Box 19
Royalties, 1997
Box 19
Summary, Straight.sum, undated, on Disk009
Box 19
Summer Plans, 1985
Box 19
Draft and note, Sundagge.ss, 1997, on Disk024
Box 19
Drafts, Swing.ss, 1995 (on Disk024) and Swings.doc, 1996 (on Disk019)
Box 19
Draft, Tease, 1997, on Disk024
Box 19
Draft, Happy, 1996, on Disk015
Box 19
Draft, Things~1.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 19
This Land Was Ours Before We Were the Land's, 1990
Box 19
This Simple Faith, 1991
Box 19
Throw Away, undated (2 folders)
Box 19
Drafts, Thunder.ss, 1995, on Disk009 and Disk024
Box 19
The Tin Man, 1978
Box 19
Draft, Queenw~1.doc, 1997, on Disk020
Box 19
Draft, 1967 (2 folders)
Box 19
Proofs, 1967 (1 folder)
Box 19
Reviews, Contract, Correspondence, 1967
Box 19
Uncorrected Proofs, 1967 (1 folder)
Box 19
Traveller, undated
Box 19
Tribute to Angels, undated (poetry)
Box 19
Draft, Truchas.ss, 1996, on Disk024
Box 19
The Truth About Growing Up Rich, 1986
Box 19
Turn a Deaf Ear, 1975
Box 19
Title page and note, Flan.tit, 1997, on Disk024
Box 19
Unmarrying, 1990
Box 19
Aftermath and notes, undated and 1992
Box 19
Corrections, 1993
Box 19
Draft, 1993 (1 folder)
Box 19
Permanent Press contract and correspondence, 1992-1993
Box 19
Published book, 1993
Box 19
Reviews and publicity, 1992-1993
Box 19
Royalties, 1993
Box 19
The Visit, undated
Box 19
To Wake from Dreaming, 1974
Box 19
A Walk, 1985
Box 19
Draft, ca. 1982 (1 folder)
Box 20
Draft, ca. 1982-1983 (1 folder)
Box 20
Draft, ca. 1983 (1 folder)
Box 20
Production and publicity, 1983
Box 20
The Wandering Eye, 1988
Box 20
Notes on awards and publications, Acknow, 1996, on Disk007
Box 20
Table of contents, Contents, 1996, on Disk007
Box 20
Title page, Title, 1996, on Disk007
Box 20
Draft, undated (2 folders)
Box 20
Galleys, 1971
Box 20
Newspaper clippings, 1972
Box 20
Publicity, 1972
Box 20
Viking Contract, 1971, 1986
Box 20
Draft, Powerles, 1996, on Disk019
Box 20
The Weary Wayfarer, 1982
Box 20
The Wedding, undated
Box 20
West, 1990
Box 20
Where are the Women? undated
Box 20
Why I Owned a Pistol, 1994
Box 20
Draft, Widower.doc, 1996, on Disk019
Box 20
Drafts, Borneo.ss and Borneo2, 1994, on Disk015
Box 20
Draft, Wild, 1995, on Disk024
Box 20
A Winter Marriage, 1956 (2 folders)
Box 20
Winter Term, 1957
Box 20
The Wolf Hunt, 1997
Box 20
Woman, Get Up, undated
Box 20
A Woman's Land, undated
Box 20
Women Beware Women, undated
Box 20
Draft, 1993 (1 folder)
Box 20
Draft, Words.doc, 1996, on Disk017
Box 20
Draft, undated (2 folders)
Box 20
The Young Girls, 1955
Box 20
Drafts, Husband, 1996 (on Disk014) and 1997 (on Disk024)
Box 20
Title page, Title, 1995, on Disk024
Box 20
Zephyr Catalogue Introduction, undated
Box 21
Book reviews written by Bingham, undated
Box 21
Guest editor and reviews for The American Book Review, 1989, 1993
Box 21
Letters to the Editor, ca. 1985-1997
Box 21
The Louisville Courier-Journal book page columns, 1984-1985
Box 21
Miscellaneous (ideas, fragments, notes), undated (2 folders)
Box 21
Newspaper clippings for research, 1988-1997
Box 21
Plays produced by Bingham, Plays, 1995, on Disk023
Box 21
Projects proposed to Zoland Books, 1992-1997
Box 21
Anais and Henry, 1990
Box 21
Austin Caperton Brown, 1988
Box 21
Carrie Nation, 1988
Box 21
Grimke sisters, 1989
Box 21
Kentucky women, 1988
Box 21
Lady Mary Wortley Montague, 1995
Box 21
Mata Hari, 1991
Box 21
McCredie project, 1990
Box 21
Over there: American women in London during WWII, 1995
Box 21
Willa Elam, 1987-1991
Box 21
Women and madness, 1988-1990
Box 21
Published works (list of poems, essays and short stories), Acknowle, 1997, on Disk008
Box 21
Submissions to writing contests in 1995 and 1996, Submissi, 1996, on Disk008
Box 21
Writings (in progress), ca. 1980s
Box 21

Oversize materials separated from various series in the main collection. Arranged alphabetically.

Articles about and interviews with Bingham
Box 1
Drawings of Bingham
Box 1
Radcliffe diploma
Box 1
Readings (posters)
Box 1
The Awakening (publicity)
Box 1
Fear (published in Nova, 1972)
Box 1
Hopscotch (costume sketches)
Box 1
The Paperdoll
Box 1
Publicity
Box 1
Research maps of North Carolina
Box 1
Rachel's Island (published in Nova, 1972)
Box 1
To Wake from Dreaming (published in Chatelaine, 1974)
Box 1
Arthur Caperton
Box 2
Jonathan Worth Bingham scrapbook, ca. 1950s
Box 2
Photographs used in Passion and Prejudice
Box 2
Wolf Pen Farm maps
Box 2

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Notebooks and daybooks
Box 1
Photo album
Box 1
Videocassette
Box 1
2 pinback buttons
Box 1
Notebooks
Box 2

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Articles on me
Box 1
Awards, 1998
Box 1
Going Native
Box 1
Jeff Co, 1998
Box 1
Raggle Taggle Gypsies
Box 1
The Pin
Box 1
Pleyben
Box 1
Minor Characters
Box 1
The Iron Age
Box 1
Wolf Pen
Box 1
Santa Fe Style4/1997
Box 1
Poems from War Time
Box 1
Short stories, 1998
Box 1
Book jacket photo
Box 1
Craig, 7/21/1998
Box 1
Craig, 7/30/1998
Box 1
Craig fax, 8/4/1998
Box 1
Craig, 8/10/1998
Box 1
Craig, 10/1998
Box 1
Craig, 10/1998
Box 1
Craig, 10/22/1998
Box 1
Craig, 10/19/1998
Box 1
Craig, 7/15/1998
Box 1
Wild Animals I Have Known, 1998
Box 1
Mayor's Award
Box 1
Blind Love
Box 1
Deadlines, 1998
Box 1
Correspondence, 1998-1999
Box 1
Going Native, typescript of draft
Box 1
Writings
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Clippings and awards
Box 1

Addition (2000-0010) (250 items, .20 linear feet, dated 1960-1999) comprises correspondence, including letters of thanks, further documenting Bingham's identity as a philanthropist and advocate of women writers. Also includes clippings, especially regarding the death of Robert Bingham; photographs; and a few handwritten poems. This accession is minimally processed and there is no container list.

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Clippings
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Snapshots, 1960s-1970s
Box 1

Addition (2000-0210) (1050 items, 1.70 linear feet, dated 1985-2000) contains professional and personal correspondence, writings, photographs, clippings, legal papers, and other materials. Writings include typescripts of short stories, nineteen of which have were published as GOING NATIVE; holograph poems; typescripts of the novel, The Price of Innocence; and memoirs. Other materials relate to Bingham's connection with Santa Fe Stages, publishing, her family, and personal life. This accession is minimally processed.

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Patrons must request permission from the donor for access to personal information. These restricted documents have been moved to the end of box 1 and to box 2. The manuscripts and printed material in the beginning of box 1 are open for research.

Readup file
Box 1
First Drafts-Poems/Works 2000
Box 1
Southwest Review
Box 1
First Drafts-Poems 1999-2000
Box 1
Rob Bingham 2000
Box 1
Going Native (1998 Collection
(2 folders)
Box 1
Miscellaneous 1999
Box 1
How the South Won (Bingham 2000 March)
Box 1
News Stories 2000
Box 1
Sylvia (Bingham; short story 2000)
Box 1
Envelope containing various correspondence
Box 1
No Time (Bingham)
Box 1
The Hub of the Miracle (Bingham; poems)
Box 1
Second Draft: Hub of the Miracle (1999 December)
Box 1
First Draft: Hub of the Miracle (1999 December)
Box 1
Love and Me: An Erotic Memoir (Bingham 1999)
(2 folders)
Box 1
Royalties 1999-2000
Box 1
Manuscript
(3 folders)
Box 1
Miscellaneous 1998-1999

(incl. 2 photos)

Box 1
Awards 1999
Box 1
Craft (Bingham 1996 August 30)
Box 1
Acknowledgements-Poetry
Box 1
Art (Bingham 1997)
Box 1
In Boston (Bingham [ca. 1970s])
Box 1
Captain Bud (Bingham 1985)
Box 1
The Eyes of Addicts (Bingham; manuscript)
Box 1
Zoland Books
Box 1
Southwest Review (story acceptance)
Box 1
TheaterWork
Box 1
Essays
Box 1
Janice Sevre-Duszynska
Box 1
Morris Grubbs Collection
Box 1
I Am the Resurrection and the Life (Bingham)
Box 1
Lawing (Bingham [ca. 1980s])
Box 1
South by Southwest Index
Box 1
Wild Animals I Have... (Bingham)
Box 1
Wartime (Bingham; poems)
Box 1
Georgetown Review
Box 1
Santa Fe Style 1999
Box 1
Published stories
Box 1
May the Circle
Box 1
New poems 1998
Box 1
Book Reviews
Box 1
Country Western (Bingham 1999)
Box 1
Summer 2000 Schedule
Box 1
Playwriting Women: 7 Plays from the Women’s Project
Box 1
1999 WKU Fall Commencement (video, 1999 December 18)
Box 1
Letters 2000
Box 1
716 Acequia Madre

(incl. approx. 20 photos)

Box 1
Literary Executor [?]
Box 1
Nieh-Nat's Letter
Box 1
Ellsworth Divorce 1965
Box 1
Photos
Box 1
Wolf Pen Farm 2000
Box 1
Iovenko Divorce 1979
Box 1
TAV: History (restricted)
Box 1
KFW: History (restricted)
Box 1
Agent's, 1997 March
Box 2
Kentucky Foundation for Women
Box 2
Judy Chicago
Box 2
Sarah Gorhaw [?]
Box 2
La Alameda Press
Box 2
Letters to Save (1998)
Box 2
Mary Ellen Miller (1998)
Box 2
Nick of Time, Sarah's letter
Box 2
Susan Schulman
Box 2
Astrology (1999 January 21; cassette tape)
Box 2
Miscellany (envelope)
Box 2

Addition (2000-0259) (367 items, 1.90 linear feet, dated 1941-1999) contains personal rather than professional documents, especially 17 diaries and journals. Also included are letters, writings, school reports, and photographs (1940s) kept by Bingham's mother, Mary Caperton Bingham; and legal papers, clippings, and other materials compiled by Bingham about family and business matters, including her mother's death. This accession is minimally processed.

Some of the materials in this accession are not immediately accessible because they require further processing before use. Technical Services staff may need to reformat newsprint and process materials in envelopes before use.

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Letters from Sallie to Eleanor Box (folders marked with an 'A')

Miscellaneous correspondence (including a letter from Adlai Stephenson), photographs, printed items, cards made by children, letters from Bingham to family, poems and short writings, a lock of Bingham's hair, some items related to Sarah Bingham's wedding, and Sallie Bingham's time at Radcliffe.

Materials kept in order. Note alphabetical place markers foldered along with materials.

Box 1
Sallie, 1985-1991 and Records-Children (folders marked with a 'B')

Materials related to the death of Bingham's mother, Mary, and Sallie Bingham's divorce.

Box 1
Diaries
Box 1
Diaries
Box 2

Addition (2000-0364) (400 items, .80 linear feet, dated 1991-2000) provides further evidence of Bingham's career as a writer. Materials include published volumes of her writing; correspondence; drafts of short stories and poems; journals; and two audio cassette tapes by an astrologer/tarot reader. This accession is minimally processed and there is no container list.

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The Big Bed first draft, 9/14/2000
Box 1
The Laguna Master first draft, 3/2000
Box 1
Poems: First Drafts, 2000
Box 1
Radcliffe College, Class of 1958, Fortieth Reunion Report, 1998
Box 1
Royalty Statement, 2000
Box 1
The Mouse Family, 5/2000
Box 1
Canyon de Chelly, 5/2000
Box 1
Letters to save, 2000 (2 folders)
Box 1
Proposal: Los Luceros, 4/2000
Box 1
Mustang Sally (script) by Chris Iovenko
Box 1
Poems
Box 1

Addition (2001-0137) (100 items, .6 linear feet; dated 1988-2001 and n.d.) contains drafts of essays, short stories, and a play; correspondence received; clippings; and astrological information. In addition, there are 1 black-and-white and 112 color (90 are panoramic) photographs; 2 contact sheets; 2 rolls of color film; 5 audio cassettes; and one piece of embroidery. This accession is minimally processed; there is no container list.

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Yoga essay
Box 1
Dancing Man
Box 1
The Splinter first and second drafts, June 2000
Box 1
Figs, October 1999
Box 1
Rat November 2000
Box 1
Porn
Box 1
How the South Won, March 2000
Box 1
Hope Springs corrected draft, Act One, February 2001
Box 1
Drafts
Box 1
Texas Tech University Press, February 2001
Box 1
Flight
Box 1
What Men Don't Say
Box 1
Workshop, 2000
Box 1
Po Mo Fish Story, August 1999
Box 1
Apricots
Box 1
Correspondence, 2000
Box 1
Correspondence - cards, 2000
Box 1
Posters, paper clippings
Box 1
Astrology
Box 1
Photographs
Box 1
Chaco Canyon, November, 2000
Box 1
5 audio cassette tapes
Box 2
2 rolls APS film
Box 2
Embroidery made by Sallie Bingham as a child
Box 2
Panoramic photographs and contact sheets
Box 2

Addition (2002-0210) (375 items, .6 linear feet; dated 2000-2002) contains primarily personal and professional correspondence (2001-2002) and writings (2000-2002), which include drafts of Bingham's collection of short stories, Transgressions; manuscripts of poems, including the compilation "The Hub of the Miracle" and a typescript of novel, "Nick of Time." Also includes 26 color photographs. Unprocessed addition.

10 color photographs from "The Top Hat Ball Winter Showcase," 2001
Box 1
Loose materials (2 folders)
Box 1
6 color photographs
Box 1
Correspondence (3 folders)
Box 1
Clippings
Box 1
"Nick of Time" (2 folders)
Box 1
Poems
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
The Hub of the Miracle
Box 1
Poems
Box 1
Poems to submit, 6/16/2000
Box 1
The Hub of the Miracle 1st draft, 1/2000
Box 1
Loose materials
Box 1
Sarah's letters, 2001
Box 1
Home/studio
Box 1
Writings
Box 1
First draft for 2002 collection, Transgressions
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1

Addition (2002-0262) (4 items, .10 lin. ft.; dated 2002) contains corrected rough drafts of Bingham's short stories "Venus, Goddess of Love and Money," "The Cuckoo, He's a Pretty Bird, He Sings as He Flies," and "Roquefixade." This accession is unprocessed.

Addition (2003-0002) (3 items, .10 lin. ft.; dated 2000-2001) comprises drafts of two short stories and notes for a third story, "Transgressions." The short story drafts contain Bingham's edits. This accession is unprocessed.

Addition (2003-0003) (30 items, .10 lin. ft.; n.d.) contains manuscripts for 30 poetry pieces. Several pieces have corrections and directions for the typesetter. This accession is unprocessed.

Short stories (2 folders)
Box 1 (2002-0262)
Poetry
Box 1 (2002-0262)
Portrait of Sallie Bingham
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Correspondence with Mary Oliver
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Mann essay for the Salt Journal
Box 1 (2003-0002)
The Princess Discontent
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Greensboro Review
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Old stories
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Writing the personal essay
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Millicent Rogers
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Helen Brann - 2002
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Ann Cooper
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Notebook
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Flood Pleiades Production, October 1996
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Play reviews, etc.
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Ideas for plays
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Trespasses
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Women's Project reading, 6/2002
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Carrington
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Marian Coffin
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Stories (3 folders)
Box 1 (2003-0002)
Stories (2 folders)
Box 2
Correspondence
Box 2
Writings
Box 2
Plays by Jonathan Bingham
Box 2
Letters to keep, 2002 (2 folders)
Box 2
Writer's Digest
Box 2
Published stories
Box 2

Additions (2003-0024) and (2003-0067) (375 items; .8 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2002 and n.d.) comprises manuscripts of Bingham's short fiction, personal and professional correspondence, notes, and subject files. This accession is unprocessed.

Portrait of Sallie Bingham
Box 1
Correspondence with Mary Oliver
Box 1
Mann essay for the Salt Journal
Box 1
The Princess Discontent
Box 1
Greensboro Review
Box 1
Old stories
Box 1
Writing the personal essay
Box 1
Millicent Rogers
Box 1
Helen Brann - 2002
Box 1
Ann Cooper
Box 1
Notebook
Box 1
Flood Pleiades Production, October 1996
Box 1
Play reviews, etc.
Box 1
Ideas for plays
Box 1
"Trespasses"
Box 1
Women's Project reading, 6/2002
Box 1
Carrington
Box 1
Marian Coffin
Box 1
Stories (3 folders)
Box 1
Stories (2 folders)
Box 2
Correspondence
Box 2
Writings
Box 2
Plays by Jonathan Bingham
Box 2
Letters to keep, 2002 (2 folders)
Box 2
Writer's Digest
Box 2
Published stories
Box 2
Family letters (2 folders)
Box 2 (2003-0126) RESTRICTED
Loose materials
Box 2 (2003-0126) RESTRICTED
Notebook
Box 2 (2003-0126) RESTRICTED
ForeWord Award
Box 2 (2003-0126) RESTRICTED
Mesa Verde
Box 2 (2003-0126) RESTRICTED
Ad Hoc Writing class
Box 2 (2003-0126) RESTRICTED
Treason (2 folders)
Box 2 (2003-0126) RESTRICTED
Articles
Box 2 (2003-0126) RESTRICTED

Additions (2003-0087) and (2003-0097) (2800 items, 4.4 lin. ft.; dated 1920s-2003 and n.d.) consists largely of manuscripts and typescripts of Bingham's poetry, prose, and plays ([1970s]-2003). Also includes personal diaries, 1992-2003; photographs of Bingham and her friends/family; clippings of articles and reviews; an appraisal report of Wolf Pen Mill Farm (property that contains Sallie's artist retreat); and a small amount of printed material and correspondence. These additions have been minimally processed.

Patrons must request permission from the donor for access to personal information.

Plays, poems, and short stories, 1996-2003 and undated

Includes drafts, typescripts and manuscripts, and a self-published chapbook of poetry.

Box 1
Plays and poems, 2000-2003 and undated
Box 2
Appraisal report of Wolf Pen Mill Farm (property that contains Bingham's artist retreat) by Chapman and Bell, 1999
Box 2
Diaries, 2000-2002
Box 2
Diaries, including poetry diaries, 1995-2003
Box 3
Diaries, including poetry diaries, 2000-2002
Box 4
HD Microfilms from Beinecke Library at Yale
Box 4
Bottle with wedding invitation (Bingham's son's wedding)
Box 4

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[Attention: Contains pictorial materials]

Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, University of Kentucky Library (3 audio tapes)
Box 5
Diary, 1992
Box 5
Plays, 1980s
Box 5
Miscellaneous notes, workshop materials, and correspondence
Box 5
Clippings and photocopies of articles and reviews related to Bingham and her works
Box 5

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Photos of Sallie Bingham and family, 1920s- 1970s
Box 6
Stories (drafts, typescripts, published in the Louisville Review)
Box 6

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[Attention: Contains pictorial materials]

Poems, stories, and plays, 1990-1997 and undated

Includes notes, drafts, manuscripts and typescripts.

Box 7
Photos of Sallie Bingham, early 1970s
Box 7
Story, 1990s
Box 8
Bound Piggyback script, 1970s
Box 8
Bound teleplay, The Wall Between, 1970s
Box 8

Addition (2003-0126) (80 items, .2 lin. ft.; dated 1949-2003 and n.d.) consists of family letters, 1949-[1960s]; two versions of Bingham's play, "Treason" ; short story drafts; and other miscellaneous items. Unprocessed addition.

Access is restricted. Patrons must obtain permission from the donor to use these materials.

Letters to save (2 folders)
Box 2
Notebook
Box 2
Transgressions - royalties
Box 2
What Mom Didn't Say
Box 2
HD photo
Box 2
World War I and II postcards
Box 2
Throwaway, 2001
Box 2
Children of Cronus
Box 2
Fragments
Box 2
Typescripts
Box 2
Family Jewels, 2001
Box 2
Whole, May 2001
Box 2
A Woman's Land
Box 2
Yoga in the Seventies
Box 2
Sweet peas
Box 2
Tree of Life first draft
Box 2
Poems
Box 2
Portraits of Sallie Bingham
Box 2

Additions (2003-0207) and (2003-0210) (275 items, .5 lin. ft.; dated 1916-2003 and n.d.) consist largely of miscellaneous writings, including notes and drafts of poems, plays, and stories. Also includes personal correspondence from friends and family (1968-2003); a folder of World War I and II-era postcards; and photographs of Bingham and other subjects. Unprocessed additions.

Addition (2004-0067) (240 items, 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 2002-2004) contains primarily Bingham's diaries and other writings, including plays, poems, short stories, essays, and book proposals, in draft and published formats. Also includes correspondence, files related to Bingham's son, Will Iovenko, her public appearances, and Wolf Pen Farm. Addition is closed to researchers.

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Intro: Dance of the Muses, 1st draft
Box 1
Correspondence with Julie Miles of Women's Project, 1977-2003
Box 1
Photograph of Ann Cooper
Box 1
Letters to save
Box 1
Throwaway
Box 1
Dancing as Writing, Writing as Dancing
Box 1
For Contemporary Authors
Box 1
Poems, 2003
Box 1
Stories to work on
Box 1
Letters to save, 2003-2004
Box 1
Draft: Book proposal, 2003
Box 1
Will Iovenko
Box 1
Virgin Hair
Box 1
The Dance of the Muses
Box 1
Letters to save
Box 1
Memorabilia
Box 1
Wolf Pen Farm, 2004
Box 1
South by Southwest Collection
Box 1
Proposal: Hotel Biron
Box 1
Hotel Biron
Box 1
Notes for Harvard Club Fall, November 2003
Box 1
4 diaries, 2000-2004
Box 1
9 diaries
Box 2
Southwest Review Vol. 88, nos. 2 & 3
Box 2
Book proposal: Dance of the Muses
Box 2
Newspaper article on Bingham family, 1988
Box 2
St. John's Lecture
Box 2

Addition (2005-0010) (.5 lin. ft.; dated 1991-1992) Scrapbook of Kentucky Foundation for Women Founder's Day, 1991-1992

Access is restricted. Patrons must obtain permission from donor to use these materials.

Accession (2005-0084), 1959-2003

3 Boxes (850 items, 1.8 lin. ft.)

Access is restricted. Patrons must obtain permission from donor to use these materials.

Childhood notebook, 1948
Box 1
Photography of school play production of Midsummer Night's Dream, 1948
Box 1
First draft, Hotel des Dames
Box 1
The Harvard Advocate, November, 1956
Box 1
Poems for Ned, 1957
Box 1
Dancing Man
Box 1
Letters, 2004/2005
Box 1
Untitled Novel, 1959
Box 1
Drafts
Box 1
L'Hotel des Dames, uncorrected
Box 1
"The Ones Who are Left Out"
Box 1
Clippings, 2004
Box 1
Correspondence, 2004
Box 1
Writings
Box 1
Old House - drafts
Box 1
Draft Ch. 1 and 2 - L'Hotel
Box 1
Chapter three: 2nd draft, This Old House
Box 1
Dance of the Muses 2/28/2004
Box 1
Letters to keep, 2004
Box 1
Letters to save, 2003
Box 1
6 photographs of the Truchas Community Center
Box 1
An Instrument Ordained
Box 1
Margaret Hassan
Box 1
Treason reading, 5/2005
Box 1
Bay Street Theatre, Sage Harbor
Box 1
Treason: Theatre
Box 1
Treason (3 folders)
Box 1
Throwaway by Bingham, draft
Box 2
Throwaway spiral bound script
Box 2
Diary, 2004
Box 2
Sweet Peas by Bingham - draft
Box 2
Personal correspondence (2 folders)
Box 2
Six notebooks, 2004-2005
Box 3

Access restricted. Patrons must obtain permission from donor to use these materials.

Diary, November-December 2005
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Rough draft, Essay on Jane Austen, undated
Box 1
Third draft, Book Proposal, 2005
Box 1
Photographs, 2005
Box 1
The Millstone, Spring 2005, Kentucky Old Mill Association
Box 1
Correspondence, 2005
Box 1
Outline Part Two
Box 1
Bowling Green, 2005
Box 1
Proposal first draft
Box 1
Part II, Chapter two
Box 1
Part two
Box 1
Prologue: This Old House
Box 1
Outline - Part One
Box 1
"The Man who Loved Women"
Box 1
Chapter Ten, handwritten draft
Box 1
Letters to keep
Box 1
Cory's Feast review
Box 1
Clippings and correspondence
Box 1
An Old House in Paris manuscript (2 folders)
Box 1
Appointment book
Box 2
The Old House in Paris, first draft, 2002-2005
Box 2
The Kentucky Review, Vol. 8 no. 3, 1988
Box 2
Southwest Review, Vol. 84, no. 4, 1999
Box 2
Passages North, Vol. 16, no. 2, Winter 1994
Box 2
The American Voice, no. 29, 1992 and no. 41, 1996
Box 2
5 diaries
Box 2
Mary Bingham, A Rotary Toast, April 18, 1995 (VHS)
Box 3
2 New Films from Apparatus: He Was Once by Mary Hestand and La Davina by Brooke Dammkoehler (VHS)
Box 3
Tommy's: A Film by Barry Ellsworth (VHS)
Box 3
Wolf Pen Branch Mill Farm Video (VHS)
Box 3
The Hub of the Miracle
Box 1
Cory'sFeast
Box 1
Photographs
Box 1
Sunstone Press
Box 1
Agent
Box 1
Hub of the Miracle final
Box 1
The Hub of the Miracle, final draft
Box 1
Barry Bingham Jr
Box 1
Submissions
Box 1
Work
Box 1
Treason
Box 1
Hub of the Miracle, 2004
Box 1
Cory's Feast - Final
Box 1
Correspondence, 2006
Box 1
Treason
Box 1
Letters, 2006
Box 1
Treason, bound script
Box 1
Editors' letters
Box 1
Sweetbriar
Box 1
Clippings
Box 1
Throwaway, bound script
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Letters, 2006-2007
Box 1
Manuscripts, 2006-2007
Box 1
4 notebooks
Box 1
Art and Feminism
Box 1
Coming to Terms, draft
Box 1
Book notes
Box 1
Treason, notes
Box 1
Treason, journal, rough draft
Box 1
Provence/Pound
Box 1
Pound essay, 10/2006
Box 1
Ezra Pound
Box 1
A Light from Eleusis
Box 1
The Willingness to Undo Knots: A Collection of Poems
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Treason - most recent
Box 1
Curious Castle, short version
Box 1
The Old Lady
Box 1
Letters, 2007-2008
Box 1
Four notebooks
Box 1
Drug Policy Reform
Box 1
Art of Feminism
Box 1
River Fields
Box 1
Charitable Donations, 1/2007
Box 1
Short story drafts, 2003-2008
Box 1
Early draft, Old Lady, 1980s (2 folders)
Box 1
Letters re: Pound
Box 1
H2 to Pound, 1920s
Box 1
Willingness to Undo Knots
Box 1
Red Car
Box 1
Red Car, proofs
Box 1
Sarabande books catalog, 2007-2008
Box 1
A Dangerous Personality, latest draft, 6/7/2007
Box 2
Mahahua letter
Box 2
HPB Act Two
Box 2
Red Car, draft
Box 2
Photographs of Ezra Iovenko
Box 2
A Concert in memory of Barry Bingham Jr., September 23, 2006, CD
Box 2
Correspondence
Box 2
A Dangerous Personality, revised 5/2007
Box 2
The Man who Loved Women
Box 2
HPB notes, Act 2
Box 2
Writings
Box 2
Kentucky Foundation for Women grants
Box 2
A Rose for Madame Blavatsky (2 folders)
Box 2
Clipping from Santa Fe Reporter, September 26 - October 2, 2007
Box 2
Photographs
Box 2
Women Moving Millions
Box 1
St. Bee's talk, October 2008
Box 1
Kentucky-NC-NY, October 2008
Box 1
Snake Goddess Talk, October 2008
Box 1
River Fields
Box 1
KY Play Anthology, 2008
Box 1
Clippings and Notebook
Box 1
Journal
Box 1
A Dangerous Personality, Revised Rehearsal Script, April/May 2008
Box 1
Five Poems
Box 1
Letters
Box 1
The World is Our Oyster, Writing Women, July 22, 2008
Box 1
Published short stories
Box 1
Thunder thy Clarion
Box 1
Best Romance, New Mexico Book Awards trophy, 2007
Box 1
Scrapbooks
Box 2-3
Red Car, 2007
Box 1
Sarabande books
Box 1
Sarabande agreement, 2003-2007
Box 1
Transgressions contract, 2004
Box 1
Poetry catalog, 2006
Box 1
Nick of Time royalty
Box 1
Red Car reviews
Box 1
Reviews, 2008-2009
Box 1
Ms. cover, June 1986
Box 1
If In Darkness drafts
Box 1
The Fiest
Box 1
Seagull, Heaven, 2009
Box 1
How the South Won
Box 1
New fiction, 2008-2009
Box 1
Writing, 2008-2009
Box 1
Becoming first rough draft
Box 1
Notes, 2008
Box 1
Submissions, 2008-2009
Box 1
Drafts, 2008
Box 1
Letters, 2008-2009 (2 folders)
Box 1
Business letters, 2008-2009 (2 folders)
Box 1
Guggenheim recommendation, 2008
Box 1
Civil War prison article
Box 1
Louisville Collegiate School
Box 1
Robin Romm's class, 2008 (2 folders)
Box 1
NM Revocable Trust (amended), 2009
Box 1
Photographs and albums, 2007
Box 1
Photographs and letters, undated
Box 2
Diary, 2006
Box 2
Wolf Branch Mill
Box 2
Hopscotch House, 2001
Box 2
Bingham Poetry Room
Box 2
What does it mean to breath? [sic]
Box 2
Founders' Day, Sept. 2006
Box 2
Walkbook, June 2007
Box 2

Addition (2009-0183) (900 items; 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1960s-2000s) includes manuscripts of essays and short stories; drafts of plays and accompanying production materials; research files and correspondence from Bingham's investigations into her family's history (1980s); notebooks and journals; and other miscellaneous materials.

A Dangerous Personality
Box 1
Wolf Hunt, Act 1, 2008
Box 1
Piggyback
Box 1
Treason (7 folders)
Box 1
Hopscotch
Box 1
Wolfhunt, Charlie
Box 1
Meet me in the Garden
Box 1
The Truth about Growing Up Rich
Box 1
Reflections in a Silver Spoon
Box 1
Essays (3 folders)
Box 1
A Rose for Madame Blavatsky (4 folders)
Box 1
Libertinages
Box 1
Short stories
Box 1
Words in the Language
Box 1
Nick of Time contract
Box 1
Ideas for books and stories
Box 1
Articles and reviews, 1960s-2000s
Box 1
Transgressions
Box 1
Straight Men
Box 1
Small Victories
Box 1
Sunstone Pier publisher
Box 1
Transgressions-French publisher
Box 1
Photocopied newspaper reviews
Box 2
Family photographs and drawings, 1970s-2000s
Box 2
91st Street Garden, 1994
Box 2
Women Moving Millions, 2008-2009
Box 2
Correspondence, 2008-2009 (2 folders)
Box 2
Bingham School documents, 1800s?
Box 2
Timothy Leary article
Box 2
John Templeton address
Box 2
Carrington blurb, 1989
Box 2
Family history and CIA research notes and files, 1980s (19 folders)
Box 2
7 notebooks and journals
Box 2

Addition (2010-0042) (700 items; 1.5 lin. ft.; dated 1953-2010) includes writings and drafts, personal correspondence, communications with Sarabande, philanthropy correspondence, photograph albums, and videocassettes.

Oreos with Attitude/Anemone Me, undated
Box 1
Interview with Sallie Bingham, circa 1989
Box 1
Wolf Pen Branch Mill Farm, undated
Box 1
Advance copy of Easy Six, 2003
Box 1
Sallie Bingham ballroom dancing video, 2000s
Box 1
Acting Co. of Roanoke Valley Piggyback reading, 1987
Box 1
Photograph albums of ballroom dancing, travels, scenery, nature, undated (2 albums)
Box 1
Book contracts, 1990-1992
Box 1
Copies of family letters
Box 1
Philanthropy, 2008-2010
Box 1
Personal letters, 2008-2009
Box 1
Personal correspondence, 1989-2010
Box 1
Correspondence, 2009-2010
Box 1
Sarabande Press
Box 1
Wolf Pen Mill Farm
Box 1
Women Writers workshop, 2009
Box 1
Professional letters, published works, 2009
Box 1
Writings and drafts, 1953-2009
Box 1
Kentucky Foundation for Women
Box 1
Workshops, lectures, 2009
Box 1
Women Moving Millions charity (3 items)
Box 1
Vortex Theatre, August 2009
Box 1
Bingham's high school yearbook, The Transcript, 1954
Box 1

Addition (2010-0170) (500 items; 0.8 lin. ft.; dated 1973-2010) includes personal journals and notebooks, printed materials with Bingham's published poems, correspondence (2009-2010), and some materials from Bingham's philanthropy and community activities.

6 journals/notebooks, 2003-2010 (bulk 2007-2010)
Box 1
Caperton, Bernard M. The Caperton Family, 1973
Box 1
The Monkey's Uncle, Epiphany, Winter/Spring 2009
Box 1
Oh Beautiful City of Dreams, Glimmer Train, No. 56, Fall 2005
Box 1
For B., In Praise, Toad, Daphne, and Worth, Threshold, 1975
Box 1
Personal correspondence, 2009-2010
Box 1
Telling Stories, first draft, 2009 (2 folders)
Box 1
Telling Stories, first draft, 2009
Box 1
Telling Stories, first drafts, 2009
Box 2
Tebot Bach contract materials, 2009
Box 2
Swan Day (Support Women Artists Now), 2009-2010
Box 2
Giving, 2009-2010
Box 2
Materials re: writing, 2010
Box 2
Crossing the Alps, 1989
Box 2

More than half of this addition consists of short story drafts and copies. Also included is correspondence, notes, photographs, and 4 compact discs.

Anywhere You Send Me
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Bat
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Blackberry Winter
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
The Blue Box
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Boy in the Bathrobe
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Exchange
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Fifteen
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
If In Darkness
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Roquefixade
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Rough Air
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Stations of the Cross
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Found
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Exchange
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Seagull
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Heaven
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Mending
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Selling the Farm
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Unselfishness
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Venus, Goddess of Love and Money
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
A Villa in Tuscany
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Writing Women
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Ariadne Work
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Correspondence, 2009-2011 and undated
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Draft notes
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Horse Cave Anthology
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Las Cruces
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
New York Society Library event, 2010 Nov.
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Photographs
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Press coverage, 2008-2010
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Website
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Western Kentucky
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1
Women Moving Millions Impact Study interview, 2010
Box Acc. 11/064: Box 1

Includes personal and professional correspondence, drafts of short stories, notebooks and a diary, Kentucky Old Mill Association and Kentucky Foundation for Women materials, press materials, journal articles, information regarding Bingham's book tours and readings, and more. Includes 35 mm slides in the New York Garden folder.

Correspondence, 2011 May-August
Box 1
First drafts
Box 1
Final Refill
Box 1
The Laguna Master
Box 1
Mending
Box 1
New short stories, 2009
Box 1
New short stories, 2011
Box 1
Large notebook
Box 1
Small notebook, 2011 April
Box 1
Diary, 2010 August-2011 March
Box 1
Kentucky Old Mill Association's The Millstone, Spring 2005
Box 2
Christmas dinner, 2008
Box 2
Photographs and prints of paintings by Ann Cooper Dobbins
Box 2
Kentucky Foundation for Women, 2010-2011
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 2010
Box 2
Ariadne and Iona Ellsworth
Box 2
Louisville Collegiate School, Class of 1954-2011
Box 2
Photographs, 2009
Box 2
Natal Chart, 2011
Box 2
Libraries that received Sallie's books, 2009
Box 2
Truchas Community Center
Box 2
New York Garden papers and slides, 1994-2009
Box 2
Book tour for Mending, Fall 2011
Box 2
Book reading in Prospect, KY, September 24, 2011
Box 2
Press, 2011
Box 2
Ms. article, 1986 June
Box 2
Courier Journal articles, 1970s-1980s
Box 2

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1937, January 22Born Sarah Montague Bingham, Glenview, Ky.; spent childhood there.
1958BA, Radcliffe College
Mademoiselle guest editorship in fiction
Married Whitney Ellsworth and lived in New York
1960Published After Such Knowledge (novel)
1960, June 7Son Barry Ellsworth born
1965Married Michael Iovenko
1967, June 14Son Christopher Iovenko born
1968Published The Touching Hand (novella and short stories)
1970, March 3Son William Iovenko born
1972Publication of The Way It Is Now (short stories)
1977Returned to Louisville, Kentucky
1980, MarchProduced Milk of Paradise (play)
1982-1985Book editor, The Louisville Courier-Journal
1983, JanuaryProduced The Wall Between (play)
1983Married Tim Peters
1983, NovemberProduced Couvade (play)
1983-1986Director, National Book Critics Circle
1984-1985Produced Paducah (play)
1984-1988Director, Spalding University
1985Founded The Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc.
Founder and publisher of The American Voice (literary journal)
1985-1988Director, Maryhurst Home for Girls
1986, JanuarySale of Bingham Enterprises
1986Produced In the Presence (play)
1988Produced Hopscotch (play)
1989, JanuaryPublished Passion and Prejudice (memoir)
1989Father Barry Bingham, Sr. dies
Produced The Awakening (play)
1991Moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico
1992Published Small Victories (novel)
1993Publication of Upstate: A Novel
1994Published Matron of Honor (novel)
Resigned from The Kentucky Foundation for Women, Inc.
Founded Santa Fe Stages
1995Mother, Mary Bingham, dies
1996Published Straight Man (novel)
2002Publication of Transgressions: Stories
2005Publication of Cory's Feast (novel)
2006Published Nick of Time (novel)
Published The Hub of Miracle (poems)
2008Publication by Sarabande Books of Red Car (short stories)
2011Publication by Sarabande Books of Mending: New and Selected Stories

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sallie Bingham Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The papers of Sallie Bingham, feminist, writer, and patron of the arts, were donated to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1988 to 2011.

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Completed May 27, 1999

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Last updated by Jane Metters, December 2011

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