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Annie Ruth Maynor Woods Papers


bConsists of manuscripts and typescripts, comprising the body of the creative writings of Annie Ruth Maynor Woods (1918-2003), including poems, plays, dramatic skits, shorts stories, essays, novels, and other literary forms; and songs and poems, circa 1950-2002.

Title

Annie Ruth Maynor Woods Papers

Collection Number

PC.2028

Date(s)

1950-2002

Language

English

Physical Description
12.0 boxes
10 fibredex boxes; 2 half fibredex boxes
Physical Description
Fibredex boxes
12.00
Abstract

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Consists of manuscripts and typescripts, comprising the body of the creative writings of Annie Ruth Maynor Woods (1918-2003), including poems, plays, dramatic skits, shorts stories, essays, novels, and other literary forms; and songs and poems, circa 1950-2002.

Physical Location

3B.

Creator

Unknown

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


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Available for research


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by George Stevenson; Fran Tracy-Walls

Finding Aid by Fran Tracy-Walls


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[Identification of item]PC.2028. Annie Ruth Maynor Woods Papers.State Archives of North Carolina.


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U.S. Federal Census, 1900-1940. U.S. Social Security Death Index.



Folder: 1  
Autobiographical/Biographical
1959-1997

Folder: 2  
Personal Notes and Miscellaneous Memorabilia
1976-1998

Folder: 3  
Dreams/Visions
1966-1991

Folder: 4  
Prayers
1977-1991

Folder: 5  
Writing (Creative) Course
1970s, circa

Folder: 6  
Writing Practice
1954-1966, circa

Folder: 7  
Typewriting Hints
1950s, circa

Folder: 8  
School Notebook (Annie R. Woods)
1966

Folder: 9  
School Notebook (Anne Woods)
1974-1975

The complete typescript of Woods's work is included. It is set in the period before and after the Great Depression. It centers around the story of Cindiebelle Brineman, a black girl born into a white family.

Folder: 1  
Cindiebelle Mss., pp. 1-89

Folder: 2  
"Cindiebelle" Mss., pp. 90-187

Folder: 3  
"Cindiebelle" Mss., pp. 188-294

Folder: 4  
"Cindiebelle" Mss., pp. 295-432

Folder: 5  
Notebooks

Folder: 6  
Notebooks

Folder: 7  
Planning Notes, Character, Outlines, Etc.

Includes drafts of chapters 2-14; 35-39, and a folder of various scattered draft pages.

Folder: 1  
Title and Author Page: A.R. Maynor Woods

Folder: 2  
Chapter 2: pages 19-22
1979, 31 Oct. - 4 Nov.

Folder: 3  
Chapter 3: pages 1-9
1979, Nov. 4-9

Folder: 4  
Chapter 4: pages 1-11
1979, Nov. 21-30

Folder: 5  
Chapter 5: pages 1-12; pages 2-6
1981, February and May

Folder: 6  
Chapter 6: pages 1-21
1979, December - 1981, January

Folder: 7  
Chapter 7: pages 1-9
1980, January; 1981, September 24

Folder: 8  
Chapter 8: [File empty. See Chapter 9, folder 9]

Folder: 9  
Chapter 9: pages 1-9 with Chapter 8 and notes attached
1977, Nov.; 1980, January

Folder: 10  
Chapter 10: pages 1-19
1980, February

Folder: 11  
Chapter 11: pages 1-13
1980, February 17- March 1

Folder: 12  
Chapter 12: pages 1-11
1980, March

Folder: 13  
Chapter 13: pages 1-23
1980, March

Folder: 14  
Chapter 14: pages 1-23
1980, March - April 7

Folder: 15  
Chapter 35: pages 1-14
1980, October

Folder: 16  
Chapter 36: pages 1-10
1980, October

Folder: 17  
Chapter 37: pages 1-15
1980, October - November; 1981, March 29

Folder: 18  
Chapter 38: pages 7-10; 15-16; 12-13, etc.
1980, October - November (various dates)

Folder: 19  
Chapter 39: pages 1-7; and various pages/rewrites
1980, Nov. 23 - 1981, Jan. 4

Folder: 20  
Scattered Draft Pages
Undated except note of 1979, Jan.

Box: PC.2028.4; Fldr 1  
Envelope: Used as Wrapper for Chapter Drafts

Folder: 2  
Chapter 1: pages 1-14
1979, September

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Chapter 2: pages 1-18
[1979], Sept. 29 - Oct. 28

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Chapter 15: pages 1-15
1981, April; also, 1978, Dec. and May 1981

17691
Chapter 16: pages 1-18; 15 missing
1980, April

17692
Chapter 17: pages 1-27
1980, April; 1981, Feb.

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Chapter 18: pages 1-18
1980, April 29- May 9

17694
Chapter 19: pages 1-16
1980, May

17695
Chapter 20 : pages 1-13
1980, May

17696
Chapter 21: pages 1-52
1980, June 5-July 13

17697
Chapter 22 : pages 1-22
1980, July

17698
Chapter 23: pages 1-14
1980, July

17699
Chapter 24: pages 1-24
1980, July 26-Aug. 2

17700
Chapter 25: pages 1-7
1980, August

17701
Chapter 26: pages 1-16
1980, August

17702
Chapter 27 : pages 1-19
1980, August

17703
Chapter 28: pages 1-20, and various inserts
1980, August

17704
Chapters 29 -30 : pages 1-20, various inserts
1980, Aug. 30 - Sept.; 1981, Jan. 31

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Chapter 31: pages (various)
1980, Sept; 1981, June

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Chapter 32: pages 1-14
1980, Aug. 31 - Sept. 6

17707
Chapter 33 : pages 1-16
1980, September

17708
Chapter 34 : pages 1-13
1980, October

17709
Chapter 41 : pages (various)
1981, Jan.; an insert from 1978, 1980

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Chapter 42 (final) : pages 1-6
1981, January

Folder: 1  
"The Family" (Christmas Story)

Folder: 2  
"The Foreboding" (Short Story)
1967, circa

Folder: 3  
"How I Experienced Koping [sic] with Cancer" (essay)
1986, circa

Scope and Content

A note attached to a typed carbon copy indicated that Mrs. Woods sent a second communication on 11 April 1986 to Goodhousekeeping magazine.

Folder: 4  
Incidental Writings
1972, 1997, and undated

Scope and Content

Includes essays, reflections, prayers, tributes, notes in the form of typed manuscripts, carbons of typed manuscripts, and cursive writings. Topics and titles include "What is Happening to Christmas?"; "What is Life?"; "Hold the Morning;" "Who Needs a My?"; "A Prayer for Our Boys in Vietnam, and others.

Folder: 5  
Incidental Writings: Tributes and References to Family
1958; 1997

Scope and Content

Includes thoughts inspired by the death of Eddie Kissel, 8 November 1957; and a "Tribute to Mother's Day, A Let Me Have My Say," that honored her older sister, Maggie Belle, who died 15 October 1997, and who served as a "sister-mother," following the death of their mother in 1929XXXXX?

Folder: 6  
"The Kimel Kamel Dog" (short story)
1969, circa.

Folder: 6  
"Mama" (short story)
1972, circa

Scope and Content

A note written in pencil of the first page indicates that the 500 page essay was sent to Black World on 12 June 1972. The only copy is a typed carbon copy on poor quality typing paper.

Folder: 7  
"Men, Men, Men!"

Folder: 8  
"Menopause"
1965, circa

Folder: 9  
"Mind Your Business" (skit)

Folder: 10  
"Mr. Jive" (one-act comedy)
1969, circa

Folder: 11  
"The Mood Dance" (a dance play) [folder A]
1968-1991

Folder: 12  
"The Mood Dance" [folder B]

Folder: 13  
"The Mood Dance" [folder C]

Folder: 14  
"The Mood Dance" [folder D]

Folder: 15  
"The Mood Dance" Choreography

Folder: 16  
"The Mood Dance" Graphics