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Preliminary Guide to the Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Reynolds Price, 1954-2001

Collection Overview

This collection documents Price's career as a prolific and versatile author. Items include his works of fiction, books containing his contributions, books containing printed encomia, books entirely about Price, books and periodicals containing interviews with and/or articles about Price, books and periodicals formerly owned by Price, audio and video recordings, typescripts, letters, postcards, self-portraits, and photographs.

The addition (2001-0057) (90 items, 1.7 linear feet; dated 1955-2001) consists largely of books and printed material either written by or containing reference to or contributions from Price. Also includes his professional and personal correspondence, 1962-1990; a printer's proof, with editing marks, of Clear Pictures: First Loves, First Guides (1989); the original typescript of his senior honors thesis on John Milton (1955); and five self-portraits in various media.

Addition (2008-0082) (3 items, 2 lin. ft.; dated 1998 and undated) comprises one poster and two black-and-white photographs of Price. One photograph features Price and William Styron.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Reynolds Price 1954-2001
Creator
Hunter, Jody Jones
Extent
21.7 Linear Feet, 550 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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Contents of the Collection

[Unwrap books and copy newsprint before patron use.]

Kate Vaiden
Box 1
Use of Fire
Box 1
Clear Pictures
Box 1
Love and Work
Box 1
Mustian
Box 2
Pylon
Box 2
Wings of the Dove
Box 2
Christ Haunted Landscape
Box 2
First Person Singular
Box 2
In Praise.....Essays
Box 2
Discovering North Carolina
Box 2
Understanding North Carolina
Box 2
My Silk Purse
Box 2
You Can't Eat Magnolias
Box 2
Winter's Tale
Box 2
Writer's Dreams
Box 2
Best American Short Stories1964, 1975, 1992 (HB and PB)
Box 2
O Henry Prize 1961
Box 2
Selected Stories: So. Rev.,
Box 2
To Be.....
Box 2
Separate Country
Box 2
Writer's Harvest
Box 3
For the Love of Books
Box 3
1967 Chanticleer
Box 3
Images of Southern Writers (?)
Box 3
Songs in the Rough
Box 3
E. Welty, Form of Thanks
Box 3
Back Before Day
Box 3
Real Copies
Box 3
Presence and Absence
Box 3
Home M....
Box 3
Nine Mysteries
Box 3
A Start
Box 3
House Snake
Box 3
Final Letter
Box 3
Mark as Story
Box 3
Good News: Mark
Box 3
Palpable God
Box 3
Letter to a Man in the Fire
Box 3
Honest Act: Mem. Life
Box 3
Incarnation
Box 3
Three Gospels
Box 3
Lord John Signatures
Box 3
Books from the personal library of Reynolds Price
Box 4
Five Reynolds Price videos
Box 4
Red Clay Reader, volumes 1-7
Box 5
Magazines
Box 5
Two Price bibliographies
Box 6
One and Twenty
Box 6
2 on William Blackburn
Box 6
Understanding Reynolds Price
Box 6
A Long and Happy Life
Box 6
Learning a Trade
Box 6
Roxanna Slade
Box 6
Laws of Ice
Box 6
Eudora Welty
Box 6
Untouchable Clouds (Preface by Price)
Box 6
Early Christmas
Box 6
A Whole New Life
Box 6
Borrowed Time
Box 6
Collected Stories
Box 7
Blue Calhoun
Box 7
Foreseeable Future
Box 7
New Music
Box 7
Full Moon
Box 7
Good Hearts
Box 7
Common Room
Box 7
New Music
Box 7
Tongues of Angels
Box 7
Good Hearts
Box 7
Unlabeled books from same original box as those in box 9
Box 8
Modern American Memoirs
Box 9
Afterwards
Box 9
Conv.-R.P.
Box 9
Higher Pl...
Box 9
Song of Solomon
Box 9
Chapel Hill Carousel
Box 9
Stories-Mod. So.
Box 9
Anthologies
Box 9
Literary Magazines
Box 9
Promise of Rest
Box 10
Source of Light
Box 10
Vital Provisions
Box 10
Private Contentment
Box 10
Permanent Error
Box 10
3 James Taylor CDs
Box 10
2 Audiotapes
Box 10
3 Plays: Horton Foote
Box 10
For Aaron Copland
Box 11
Robert Penn Warren
Box 11
Early Dark ( Photocopy of printer's typescript)
Box 11
A Palpable God (Typescript)
Box 11
Bear Pond
Box 11
Esquire (3 issues)
Box 11
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers
Box 11
Nine Mysteries
Box 11
For Reynolds Price (2)
Box 11
The Lines of Life
Box 11
Country Mouse, City Mouse
Box 11
Other small vol. limited editions
Box 11
Southern Writers
Box 11
Articles by and about Price
Box 11
RANAM
Box 11
The Surface of Earth ( Uncorrected Proof)
Box 12
Good Hearts ( Typescript)
Box 12
Names and Faces of Heroes
Box 12
Articles by and about Price
Box 12
Les Noms et Visages de Héros
Box 12
A Chain of Love
Box 12
The Young Writer at Chapel Hill
Box 12
Lesson Learned
Box 12
Torso of an Archaic Apollo
Box 12
Other small vol. limited editions
Box 12
Wings of Dove (Typescript?)
Box 13
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers
Box 13
Southern Nights Chapbook Series
Box 13
Book Reviews and other articles
Box 14
Book Reviews and other articles
Box 15
Framed self-portrait
Box 16
Framed photograph (autographed by Price)
Box 16
Broadsides
Box 16
Self-portraits
Box 16
Oversized broadside
Box 16
Broadside- Poem
Box 16
Dead Man, Dying Girl- Poem
Box 16
Full Moon broadside
Oversize Folder 1
Program
Box 16
Newsletter
Box 16
A Perfect Friend
Box 1
Three Minutes or Less: Life Lessons from America's Greatest Writers, PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Box 1
Eudora Welty: Writers' Reflections upon First Reading Welty, ed. Pearl McHaney
Box 1
Feasting the Heart
Box 1
The Calling, Sterling Watson, uncorrected proofs [includes note about book by Price]
Box 1
Letters to a Fiction Writer, ed. Frederick Busch
Box 1
Mean Time, Christopher T. Leland
Box 1
Chestnut Mare, Beware, Jody Jaffe
Box 1
The Scribner Sampler, 1995
Box 1
Cathedrals of Kudzu: A Personal Landscape of the South, ed. Hal Crowther
Box 1
A Singular Family: Rosacoke and Her Kin
Box 1
The Best Spiritual Writing, 1998, ed. Philip Zaleski
Box 1
But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative, Fred Hobson
Box 1
The Calling, Sterling Watson, signed by the author
Box 1
Southern Dogs and Their People, P. S. Davis and Roberta Gamble
Box 1

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The Southern Review, Spring 2000
Box 2
Academic Eye: Reynolds Price Collects Danny Robinette, program for exhibit at Duke University Museum of Art
Box 2
The Best American Poetry 1998, ed. John Hollander
Box 2
A Single but Huge Distinction
Box 2
A Gracious Plenty: Recipes and Recollections from the American South, John T. Edge
Box 2
Feasting the Heart, advanced uncorrected proofs
Box 2
The Georgia Review, Fall 1993 and Spring 1999 issues
Box 2
Crux: The Letters of James Dickey, ed. Matthew Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman
Box 2
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs by Curt Richter, signed by the photographer
Box 2
Loose material, including periodicals, programs, clippings, and poems by Price
Box 2
Clear Pictures: First Loves, First Guides, typescript (first printer's proof), with editing marks
Box 2
Reynolds Price Letters, 1969-1990

Includes correspondence from Price to various recipients.

Box 3
John Milton: The First Forty Years; A Study in Motivation, 13 April 1955, [original copy of Price's senior honors thesis for Duke University]
Box 3
Untitled binder containing business correspondence, 1962-1968
Box 3
Letters to Stuart Wright, 1977-1987
Box 3
About Town magazine, February 1962

Contains an article about Price (Accession 2009-0071).

Box 3
Five self-portraits in various media, including 2 labelled "College days"
Box 4

Historical Note

Hunter is a collector of works by certain southern authors taught by William Blackburn. Reynolds Price is creator of fiction, poetry, essays, plays, memoirs, Biblical translations, and drawings among other things. He is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University, Durham, NC, where he has taught since 1958.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by Reynolds Price, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Collection was received as a gift from Hunter in 1999, 2001, and 2008-2009.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Library Staff

Completed October 27, 1999

Additions minimally processed by Elizabeth Arnold

Last updated April 10, 2009

Encoded by Lisa Stark; Elizabeth Arnold; Meghan Lyon

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.