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Guide to the Mary Margaret Wade papers, 1966-2007

Abstract

Artist, writer, and arts educator.

Collection contains personal correspondence, photographs, writings and drawings, subject files, ephemera, and clippings. The photographs document Wade's personal life, her art exhibits, and trips to Cuba, Alaska, and Costa Rica. The drawings and writings primarily consist of published versions and drafts of cartoons, as well as some manuscripts of writings and drawings for texts, including the artwork for Have You Ever Seen an Ugly Bride?, an unpublished book by Wade and Elizabeth Lide. The subject files include a file for the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, an abortion rights petition signed by Norma McCorvey, and typescripts documenting the Kilbuck family, who were ancestors of Wade's that were missionaries in Alaska. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Wade, Mary Margaret
Title
Mary Margaret Wade papers 1966-2007
Language of Material
English
Extent
9.4 Linear Feet, 6555 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains personal correspondence, photographs, writings and drawings, subject files, ephemera, and clippings. The photographs document Wade's personal life, her art exhibits, and trips to Cuba, Alaska, and Costa Rica. The drawings and writings primarily consist of published versions and drafts of cartoons, as well as some manuscripts of writings and drawings for texts, including the artwork for Have You Ever Seen an Ugly Bride?, an unpublished book by Wade and Elizabeth Lide. The subject files include a file for the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, an abortion rights petition signed by Norma McCorvey, and typescripts documenting the Kilbuck family, who were ancestors of Wade's and Moravian missionaries in Alaska in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Caudle Family, 1986-1998
Box 1
Ruth Laxson, 1990-1993
Box 1
Lyle Ross, 1982-1995
Box 1
Elizabeth Lide and Paul Kayhart, 1987-1990
Box 1
Ruth and David, 1983-1994
Box 1
Jeanette Stokes, 1986-1995
Box 1
Bob Trotman, 1989-1996
Box 1
John Ross, 1982-1996
Box 1
Marilyn Smith, 1992
Box 1
Melita Bryan, 1986-1987
Box 1
Matilda and Alex Kirbysmith, 1986-1987
Box 1
Andrew Forster, 1989-1992
Box 1
Pattie Belle Hastings, 1990-1992
Box 1
Gay Neale, 1986-1995
Box 1
Byrd Wade, 1989-1996
Box 1
Townsends
Box 1
Stewart and Debbie Caudle, 1989-1992
Box 1
Deceased Pet Care Memorial Gardens and Crematory, 1993
Box 1
Grannie Pat, 1985-1989
Box 1
Congressman John Lewis (5th district of Georgia)
Box 1
Fred Crouch, 1974-1995
Box 1
Gordon Lish, 1984
Box 1
Brad Brooks, 1996-1998
Box 1
Mark Gottsegen, 1983-1992
Box 1
Steve Snyder, 1987-1993
Box 2
Marilyn and Cheryl, 1995-1996
Box 2
Irene, 1983-1994
Box 2
Sarah Lentz, 1989-1995
Box 2
Ruth Laxson, 1986-1997
Box 2
Ruth Laxson, 1998-2005
Box 2
Ruth Laxson, 2006-2007
Box 2
Elizabeth Lide, 1976-2000
Box 2
Betty Hanes, 1983-1998
Box 2
E-mail with Malcolm Jones, 2007
Box 2
Letters and postcards to Mary Margaret, 1966-2001
Box 2
Letters and postcards, 1981-1998
Box 2
Letters and postcards, 1991-2007
Box 2
Letters and postcards, 1980-2007
Box 2
Cards from children, 2005
Box 2
Artwork, Caitlin and David Caudle, 1987-1989
Box 2
Cuba, 2002 and 2004
Box 2
Ashe County, North Carolina
Box 2
Mary Margaret in hospice
Box 2
Now You Get It, 1992
Box 2
Mary Margaret and Malcolm Jones in Greensboro, North Carolina
Box 2
Alaska trip, 1999
Box 2
Emma Ming Kayhart
Box 2
Decatur, Georgia
Box 2
Cumberland Island, Georgia
Box 2
Mary Margaret with Della and Daphne
Box 2
Nexus Press
Box 2
Caudle Family, 1995
Box 2
Charles Byrd Wade, Jr.
Box 2
Family
Box 2
Nativity Scene
Box 2
Mary Margaret
Box 2
Installation piece, The Mattress Factory, Atlanta

A friend's (name unknown) installation piece at the Mattress Factory in Atlanta. Dated in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Wade is in several of the photographs.

Box 3
TULA Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, 1992
Box 3
Caitlin Caudle, 1998
Box 3
Now You Get It installation and opening shots, 1992
Box 3
Cuba and Key West, 2002
Box 3
Alaska, 1999
(2 folders)
Box 3
Mary Margaret
Box 3
Kilbuck relative

Photographs of a Kilbuck relative visiting NC from Alaska. Books and research is available on the Kilbuck family who moved into Alaska in the early 1900s. They were well-known Moravian missionaries.

Box 3
Mary Margaret and Malcolm Jones, Jr., 1983
Box 3
Now You Get It, 1992
Box 3
Weekend at Fred's
Box 3
The Riverton-Home-of-the-Freeze-Your-Ass-Off-Lumbee-And-Best-Fried-Chicken-Ever-Lazy-Crazy-Maizie-Days-of-Summer-Reunion, 2004
Box 3
Costa Rica
Box 3
Cuba, April 25th-May 3rd, 2004
Box 3
Photocopy of artwork for Have You Ever Seen an Ugly Bride?, 1971

A book by Mary Margaret Wade and Elizabeth Lide.

Box 3
A-R
Box 4
S-Z
Box 5
Miscellaneous - to file
Box 5
They Say captions
Box 5
Ready to Go
Box 5
Flip Side of Marilyn Quayle
Box 5
Emperor's Clothes
Box 5
They Say/Hamdige +/-
Box 5
Cast of Characters
Box 5
Eyebrow Migration
Box 5
High Chaperone
Box 5
Bad Thought
Box 5
Caffeine Test
Box 5
Wire to Which we are Down
Box 5
Mood Milk
Box 5
Printe Truth
Box 5
School Trip to Orlando
Box 5
AAR Studies in Religion
Box 5
That Other Texan
Box 5
Flannery O'Connor/Flip
Box 5
Hambidge/New Yorker captions, 1994
Box 5
Triumvirate
Box 5
Comparative Study
Box 5
Love, Sex, and Death, 1994
Box 5
Estuary
Box 5
Ten Thousand Points of Light
Box 5
Routledge Sent to, 1993
Box 5
Old Drawings
Box 5
Elvis Guitar
Box 5
Strategy
Box 5
Triumphant
Box 5
Voice Mail
Box 5
A Quick Read
Box 5
Unbound
Box 5
Three Pieces of White Bread
Box 5
Refuses to Relinquish Jaws Motif
Box 5
Leap
Box 5
Harlequin
Box 5
The Conversation
Box 5
Snow Sled
Box 5
Unnamed folders
Box 5
Now You Get It, 1992
Box 6
Now You Get It pamphlets, 1992
Box 6
Bringing Home the Loot
Box 6
A-Z, arranged alphabetically
Box 6
Correspondence: an exhibition of the Letters of Ray Johnson, 1976

Printed materials from an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Box 6
P.O.V. Cartoons
Box 6
Odor Eaters
Box 6
Ideas for Arts for Life
Box 6
Notebooks
(3 notebooks, one titled Arts for Life)
Box 6
Journal, 1987 Aug. 11-1993 Jan. 24
Box 6
Travel notebook, 1973
Box 7
Sketchbook
Box 7
Arts festival of Atlanta, 1994

Printed booklet. Wade's transit bus card If you don't get art here, please get art somewhere was chosen by Arts Festival and was pulled at the last minute for fear of being sued by Charter Peachford Hospital, whose slogan was If you don't get help here please get help somewhere. (Note: Elizabeth Lide). Card printed on page 44; biographical information on page 72.

Box 7
Exhibit booklets
Box 7
Visual and in-progress
Box 7
Ode to Mary Margaret Wade, 2007
Box 7
Program from the Mary Margaret Wade memorial service and I am a Mary Margaret Wade Fan fans, 2007
Box 7
Joy's Class's Magazine

From The Atlanta School where Wade taught art. The Atlanta School is an independent school that incorporates art into all subject areas. (note: E. Lide)

Box 7
Artist books by Mary Margaret Wade
(12 books)
Box 16
Sprial notebook
Box 16
Clippings
Box 16
Correspondence
Box 16
Georgia Abortion Rights League petition

Signed by Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade).

Box 7
Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South file
Box 7

Kilbuck family history

(3 bound typescripts)

Mary Margaret Wade's great-grandparents were John and Edith Kilbuck, Moravian missionaries to Alaska.

The Joseph Henry Kilbuck family
Box 7
Joseph H. Kilbuck: Excerpts from his letters
Box 7
The Kilbuck Story
Box 7
Resume and teaching philosophy
Box 7
Alaska
(2 folders)
Box 7
Cuba
Box 7
Paris
(2 folders)
Box 7
Hambidge
Box 8
Biographies and obituaries
Box 8
House of Magic
Box 8
Cartooning + ists
Box 8
Thousand Points
Box 8
Nexus Press Olympiad
Box 8
Other clippings
(9 folders)
Box 8
Photocopied articles by Wendell Berry
Box 8
Mary Margaret Wade letterheads
Box 8
Collection of religious odds and ends
Box 8
Drafting supplies

From Wade's ex-husband Malcolm Jones.

Box 9
Campaign and political buttons
Box 9
Bumper stickers
Box 9
University of Georgia, 1970
Box 9
Howard University, 1973
Box 9
Paper book
Box 17
Queens College 1967 Coronet
Box 17
Dearest Santa Clause manuscript
Box 10
Newspapers clippings of Mary Margaret's cartoons
Box 11
Book forum, October/November 2005
Box 11
Charcoal rubbing
Box 11
Photocopies of drawings
Box 11
Sketchbooks
Box 12
Ten Thousand Points of Light
Box 12
Children's artwork
Box 13
Magazines
Box 13
Pieces designed by Mary Margaret Wade
Box 13
Posters
Box 14
Newspapers
Box 14
Ned Cartledge
Box 14
Art Papers
Box 15
Home: A Game and Activity Book for Children of All Ages
Box 15
Posters
Box 15
Poster
Oversize Folder OC:VII:9
Art box
Oversize Folder OC:VII:9
Art boxes
Oversize Folder OC:VII:9

Historical Note

A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Mary Margaret Wade received a journalism degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Education degree from Howard University. She taught art at the independent elementary school, the Atlanta School, and worked with artists' book press Nexus Press. Wade moved to Durham, North Carolina in 1996 and was program director for Arts for Life-Duke, a program for children suffering life-threatening illnesses at Duke University Hospital. Several of her political cartoons and drawings appeared in Southline and were published by Gordon Lish in the early 1990s. Her work was also featured in a solo show at the TULA Foundation Gallery in Atlanta, 1992. Wade served on the board of the Cape Lookout Environmental Camp and the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, and was the Board President of Solterra.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Margaret Wade Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Mary Margaret Wade papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Ketner, August 2007

Encoded by John Mayrose, September 2007

Accession 2007-0108 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.