Maine -- Biography
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
These papers are organized into two series. Series 1 consists of book manuscript material pertaining to Blackberry Season: A Time to Mourn, A Time to Heal, published in 1993 by LuraMedia. Included are drafts of essays and chapters, correspondence, worksheets, illustrations, revisions, proofs and printer’s mechanicals produced between 1983 and 2009. Series 2 consists of three folders of materials pertaining to other projects, including correspondence, clippings and memorabilia.
The bulk of this collection is composed of drafts for articles and clippings of Perry's numerous newspaper columns from 1966-2011. Also included are a few articles about Perry, as well as a biographical sketch, business card, senior thesis comparing Perry's Pieces of Earth to Thoreau's Walden, and approximately 44 VHS tape recordings of her television program, Our Towns, dated 1995-2004.
The collection includes a variety of media created and acquired by MWWC over the years. There are VHS tapes from MWWC conferences, including the American Women Nature Writers Conference. There are several recordings of MWWC founders Dorothy Healy and Grace Dow. There are numerous copies of the Martha Hall video, "I Make Books", as well as copies and outtakes of the MWWC 50th Anniversary video.