Preliminary Inventory of the Dabney Stuart-Fred Chappell Correspondence, 1984-2009
Fred Chappell is an author and a poet, and is a retired English professor from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dabney Stuart is also an author and poet, and is a retired English professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Accession (2009-0211) (150 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1984-2009) consists of Fred Chappell's letters to Dabney Stuart, covering a wide range of topics from personal stories and updates on families to his musings on literature and poetry in general. Chappell frequently offers feedback on Stuart's latest writings, as well as seeks input from Stuart on his own work. Occassional drafts are included for Stuart to read.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Chappell, Fred, 1936-
- Dabney Stuart-Fred Chappell Correspondence, 1984-2009
- Language of Material
- 0.6 Linear Feet, 150 Items
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Accession (2009-0211) consists of Fred Chappell's letters to Dabney Stuart between 1984 and 2009. Most are handwritten by Chappell, and discuss both men's latest writings and activities, including family trips and academic conferences. Chappell frequently offers opinions on books that he has reviewed, as well as musings on literature in general. He often mentions Shenandoah, Stuart's literary journal from Washington and Lee University, and discusses his latest contributions. Chappell also provides feedback on Stuart's poetry, including works such as Light Years, Gospel Singer, Narcissus Dreaming, Don't Look Back, Long Gone, Sweet Lucy Wine, and Plain Talk.
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Fred Chappell is a poet and an author who has won numerous awards for his writings, including the Rockefeller Foundation Grant; the Nation Institute and American Academy award in literature; the Roanoke-Chowan Poetry Cup; the North Carolina Award in Literature; the Southeast Booksellers Association (SEBA) Book Award for fiction; and the Bollingen Prize in Poetry. He spent most of his career as an English professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and also served as Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 1997-2002.
Dabney Stuart is Chappell's close friend and is also an author and a poet. He is a retired English professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. In addition to writing his own books and poems, Stuart served as editor of Shenandoah literary journal from 1988-1995.
- Fred Chappell Papers (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
[Identification of item], Dabney Stuart-Fred Chappell Correspondence, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Dabney Stuart-Fred Chappell Correspondence were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, October 2009
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2009
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