Margaret J. Mullen Papers

MC 1129

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Shana Zarnowski, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Mullen, Margaret, 1909-1998
Margaret J. Mullen Papers
Inclusive Dates
MC 1129
0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Margaret J. Mullen, Menlo Park, California, donated her papers to the Special Collections Division on July 19, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas in June 1999.

Preferred Form of Citation

Margaret J. Mullen Papers (MC 1129), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Margaret Jewell Mullen was born in 1909 in Emporia, Kansas, to James Ralph and Edna Keith Jewell. In 1913, when James Ralph Jewell was named Dean of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the family relocated to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where Mullen would grow up. After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1927, she moved with her family to Oregon. She undertook graduate work at Oregon State College, the University of Wisconsin, Bennington College and Mills, as well as studio training in New York. She danced and taught at San Jose State, Mills College, and Stanford University. Since her retirement, she has taken up writing and tutoring. An Arkansas Childhood, where Mullen recounts growing up in Fayetteville (1913-1927), is her first book. Her poetry and prose have been published in anthologies and journals.

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of literary manuscripts and printed material, including the preliminary draft of her book An Arkansas Childhood. A monograph Second Harvest, 1987, containing Mullen's short story "Dixon Street" was removed from the collection and placed in the library's holdings. All the manuscripts are typewritten with the exception of No. 1, which is in longhand.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Literary Manuscripts - An Arkansas Childhood

Box 1 Folder 2

Literary Manuscripts - Buffalo Creek

Box 1 Folder 3

Literary Manuscripts - The Last Sentence is the Hardest

Box 1 Folder 4

Literary Manuscripts - Look Back

Box 1 Folder 5

Literary Manuscripts - Mosaics (a collection of poems), 1984

Box 1 Folder 6

Literary Manuscripts - The Shimmering of Memory

Box 1 Folder 7

Literary Manuscripts - Watching You Sleep

Box 1 Folder 8

Professional/Work Related Manuscript/Draft - School Resource and Career Guidance Program (SRCGP) Handbook and Forms

Box 1 Folder 9

Published Material--Poetry - "Goodbye Now" Razzmatazz, Palo Alto, California, 1981

Box 1 Folder 10

Published Material--Poetry - "Watching You Sleep" Razzmatazz, Palo Alto, 1982

Box 1 Folder 11

Published Material--Poetry - [No title] Anti Nuclear Poems I (1982); "Practice," Anti Nuclear Poems II (1985), 1982, 1985

Box 1 Folder 12

Published Material--Poetry - "Black Hollyhock" Palo Alto Review

Box 1 Folder 13

Published Material--Poetry - "The Fans" Best of Fresh Hot Bread, Palo Alto, California

Box 1 Folder 14

Published Material--Work Related - A Volunteer Program in Vocational Information and Career Guidance for Secondary Schools, May 1968

Box 1 Folder 15

Other Papers - Publications resume, house floor plans, and other papers


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