Guide to the Julia Nunnally Duncan Collection of Fred Chappell Letters, 1988-1998
Collection consists of incoming correspondence (1988-1998) to Julia Nunnally Duncan from North Carolina poet and author Fred Chappell.
- Collection Number
- Julia Nunnally Duncan collection of Fred Chappell letters
- Duncan, Julia Nunnally, 1956-
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 1 box; 5 folders
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
Collection consists largely of incoming typescript correspondence from Fred Chappell to Julia Nunnally Duncan, beginning with their initial introduction and evolving to a mentor/mentee relationship and friendship between two North Carolina writers. The letters demonstrate that Chappell took a personal interest in encouraging Duncan's writing and career, promoting her work to various publishers, agents, and other literary contacts. Chappell offers his opinions, comments, and edits about Duncan's work, and also writes about his own projects and travels, personal life and activities, and his thoughts on various authors, movies, concerts, and other miscellaneous topics. Only a few return letters from Duncan to Chappell are included.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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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.
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Use & Permissions
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Julia Nunnally Duncan Collection of Fred Chappell Letters, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Julia Nunnally Duncan is a poet and fiction writer living in Marion, North Carolina. Fred Chappell is the former Poet Laureate for North Carolina (1997-2002), and taught English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for 40 years.
Please see the collection of Fred Chappell Papers, also held by the Rubenstein Library.
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The Julia Nunnally Duncan Collection of Fred Chappell Letters was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2015.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, February 2016
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0205