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Nancy Pedrick Smith Mairs papers, 1937-2001 (bulk 1960-1995)

MS 381


Collection Summary

Creator: Nancy Pedrick Smith Mairs, Sally Jean Smith Caroline
Collection Name:Nancy Pedrick Smith Mairs papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1937-2001 (bulk 1960-1995)
Physical Description:10 linear feet
Abstract:Papers of author and poet Nancy Smith Mairs. Contains personal and family correspondence; family papers; photographs; educational, business, and professional papers; literary manuscripts, reviews, and collected writings.
Collection Number:MS 381
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Historical Note

Author, poet, scholar, professor and self-described as a "non political feminist," Nancy Pedrick Smith Mairs, Ph.D. is well known for her autobiographical texts that speak about her life and her struggles with the debilitating disease, Multiple Sclerosis. Born July 23, 1943, in Long Beach, California, Mairs received an A.B. in English Literature from Wheaton College, an MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arizona. She has taught writing on the high school and university level. Nancy Mairs is the author of nine books and countless newspaper and magazine articles. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Western States Book Award in 1984 for In All the Rooms of the Yellow House. Her writings have been regularly reviewed in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. Ms. Mairs currently lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband of thirty-nine years, George Mairs.


Scope and Content Note

Series 1: Family Papers and Photographs-Correspondence sections are arranged alphabetically by major correspondent with incoming and outgoing designation.

Series 2: Education materials are arranged chronologically.

Series 3: Professional Life and Career is arranged chronologically within the section on Nancy Mairs teaching career and alphabetically concerning her literary career.

Series 4: Publications and Writings are arranged alphabetically.


Organization

This collection is organized into 4 Series.
Series 1: Family Papers and Photographs, 1937-1993
Series 2: Education, 1952-1984
Series 3: Professional Life and Career, 1970-2001
Series 4: Publications and Writings, 1946-2001

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Mairs, Nancy, 1943- -- Archives
Mairs, Nancy, 1943- -- Correspondence

Subject(s)
Feminists -- United States -- Archives
Multiple sclerosis -- Patients


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Nancy Pedrick Smith Mairs papers (MS 381). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series 1: Family Papers and Photographs, 1937-1993
Subseries 1: Correspondence: Nancy Smith Mairs, 1952 -
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1 Incoming--Browning, Druke & Hawkins-Attorneys at Law- Druke, Carole Wilson. , March 4, 1975
1 Incoming-Byrne Viral International Clinic. , 1990-1993
1 Incoming-- Clementine, Michel. , May 1963
1 Incoming-- Collins, Kristina. , February 1961
1 Incoming-Comey, David. , 1990-1993
1 Incoming-- Cutler, Anne Pedrick Smith. , February 1963
1 Incoming-- Dwyer, Carol August. , 1960
1 Incoming-- Gloster, Alice and Winston, Roni. , May 1963
1 Incoming-- Kefferstan, Jean Pedrick. , ca. 1960-1961
1 Incoming-- Kefferstan, Jean Pedrick. , 1962-1963
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , 1961
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , 1961
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , 1961-1962
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , 1962
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , 1962
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , January 1963 - May 1963
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , July 1963
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , September 1963
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , October 1963
1 Incoming-- Mairs George Anthony. , November 1963 - December 1963
1 Incoming-Mairs, Nancy Smith.
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2 Incoming-- Moffett David Lloyd , 1959-1961
2 Incoming-- Moffett David Lloyd. , April 1962 - December 1962
2 Incoming-- Padmore George Arthur. , January 1960 - February 1960
2 Incoming-- Padmore George Arthur. , December 1960
2 Incoming-"Roz." , April 19, 1997
2 Incoming-- Smith Sally Jean. , ca. 1960-1962
2 Incoming-- Ure Marguerite Louisa ("Poo"). , August 1960 - September 1960
2 Outgoing--Christmas letters. , 1981-1989
2 Outgoing-- Cutler Nathan and Cutler Anne Pedrick Smith. , January 1963 - August 1963
2 Outgoing-Cutler, Anne and Nathan. , 1973-1976
2 Outgoing-Cutler, Anne and Nathan. , 1977
2 Outgoing-Cutler, Anne and Nathan. , 1978
2 Outgoing-Cutler, Anne and Nathan. , 1979
2 Outgoing-- Kefferstan Jean Pedrick. , October 1960
2 Outgoing-- Kefferstan Jean Pedrick. , July 1963
2 Outgoing-Letters-to-the-editor. , 1970-1972
2 Outgoing-- Mairs George Anthony. , February 1961 - May 1961
2 Outgoing-- Mairs George Anthony. , January 1962 - July 1962
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3 3 Outgoing-- Mairs George Anthony. , August 1962 - October 1962
3 Outgoing-- Mairs George Anthony. , November 1962
3 Outgoing-- Mairs George Anthony. , January 1963
3 Outgoing-- Smith John E. Sr. and Smith Ann Louise Sawyer. , 1952 - 1958
3 Outgoing-- "Tooth Fairy " , ca. 1948-1950
Subseries 2: Correspondence: George Anthony Mairs, 1953-
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3 Episcopal Church-- Christ Church Parish, Waltham, Massachusetts-- Confirmation Certificate. , May 1953
Subseries 3: Correspondence: Anne Pedrick Smith, 1937-1947
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3 Incoming-- Davis, Charles. , October 1937
3 Incoming-- Friend, Norma A May. , 1942
3 Incoming-- Pedrick, Elfrieda V. , August 1942-1943
3 Incoming-- Smith, Ann Louise Sawyer. , April 1942
3 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , October 1937-December 1937
3 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , January 1938 - May 1938
3 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , June 1938 - December 1938
3 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , January 1939 - December 1939
3 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , January 1940-February 1940
3 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , March 1940 - June 1940
3 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , September 1940-October 1940
3 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , November1940-December 1940
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4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , January 1941-February 1941
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , March 1941-April 1941
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , May 1941 - December 1941
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , February 1942 - November 1942
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , May 1943
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , June 1943
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , July 1943
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , August 1943
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , September 1943 - October 1943
4 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , November 1943
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5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , December 1943
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , January 1944 - May 1944
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , January 1945 - April 1945
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , February 1946 - March 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , April 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , June 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , July 1, 1946 - July 14, 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , July 15, 1946-July 30, 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , August 1, 1946 - August 15, 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , August 16, 1946 - August 31, 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , September 1, 1946 - September 14, 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , September 15, 1946 - September 30, 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , October 1, 1946 - October 12, 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , October 13, 1946 - October 31, 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , November 1946
5 Incoming-- Smith, John E Jr. , October 1947
5 Incoming-- Smith, Sallie, April 1942
5 Outgoing-- Pedrick, Elfrieda V. , March 1943-April 1943
5 Outgoing-- Pedrick, Elfrieda V. , May 1943
5 Outgoing-- Pedrick, Elfrieda V. , June 1943
5 Outgoing-- Pedrick, Elfrieda V. , July 1943
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6 Outgoing-- Pedrick, Elfrieda V. , September 1943-December 1943
6 Outgoing-Pedrick, Elfrieda V. , September 1944
6 Outgoing-Pedrick, Elfrieda V. , July 1947 - August 1947
6 Outgoing-Smith, John E Jr. , March 1942 - May 1942
Subseries 4: Correspondence: John E. Smith Jr. , 1938-1947
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6 Award-- Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute Society of the Sigma Xi. , 1946
6 Incoming-- Burrell G.S. (Captain U.S. Navy). , March 1946
6 Outgoing-- Smith John E. Sr. and Smith, Ann Louise Sawyer. , July 1938 - August 1938
6 Outgoing-- Smith John E. Sr. and Smith, Ann Louise Sawyer. , October 1938 - November 1938
6 Outgoing-- Smith John E. Sr. and Smith, Ann Louise Sawyer. , May 1943
6 Outgoing-- Smith John E. Sr. and Smith, Ann Louise Sawyer. , June 1947 - August 1955
Subseries 5: Correspondence: Jean Pedrick Kefferstan.
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6 Poetry.
Subseries 6: Personal items, Photographs, media items. , 1957-1992
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6 Personal items-Nancy and George Mairs-biographical information, news articles, marriage items, zodiac chart, and children's writings. , 1962-1985
6 Society of Mayflower Descendants-certificate. , January 18, 1976
6 Photographs-Nancy Smith Mairs.
6 Photographs-Vineyard Sailing Camp-album. , 1957-1958
6 Media-Audio tapes (2); reel to reel (2); arm bracelet-Mairs , 1992, no date
Series 2: Education, 1952-1984
Subseries 1: K-12. , 1952-1960
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7 Exeter Day School-Bugle-poem by Nancy Smith The Wind-4th grade.
7 Wenham School Department Weekday Church School. , 1952-1953, 1953-1954
7 Peabody Institute-concert. , June 22, 1955
7 Beverly High School-The AEGIS-publication. , Winter 1958-1959; Spring and Fall 1959, Winter 1960
7 Beverly High School-English-writings. , 1957-1960
7 Beverly High School-diploma. , June 16, 1960
Subseries 2: Wheaton College (Undergraduate degree). , 1960-1964
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7 7 Correspondence. , 1960
7 Awards. , 1961-1963
7 Bachelor of Arts-degree. , June 17, 1964
7 English 131. , 1960-1961
7 English 303. , Fall 1961-Spring 1962
7 English 342a. , Fall 1962-Spring 1963
7 English 304. , Spring 1963
7 English 392b. , Spring 1963
7 English 305. , Fall 1963-Spring 1964
7 English. , 1964
7 The Wheaton College Alumnae Magazine-article by Jean Pedrick-Nancy Mairs' aunt ( Wolf Moon). , August 1974
7 The Wheaton College Alumnae Magazine-article ( For Better, For Verse) and poetry-pages 7-9 (2 copies). , Winter 1974
7 Honorary degree-correspondence. , 1993
7 Wheaton Quarterly-article. , Summer 1994
Subseries 3: University of Arizona (Graduate degree). , 1972-1975
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7 English 325. , Fall 1972
7 English 299. , Summer 1973
7 English 326/poetry reading. , Fall 1973
7 English 399a. , Spring 1974
7 English Spring. , 1974
7 MFA Writing Project-Fright (2 copies). , 1974-1975
7 Masters of Fine Arts-degree. , September 1, 1975
Subseries 4: University of Arizona (Ph.D. degree). , 1977-1984
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7 Correspondence-references. , 1978-1981
7 English 396. , Fall 1977
7 English 396i. , Fall 1977
7 English 596g. , Spring 1980
7 English Fall. , 1981
7 Literary Criticisms. , Fall 1981
7 English 515b. , Spring 1982
7 English 557b. , Spring 1982
7 English 596e. , Spring 1983
7 Preliminary Doctoral Examinations-Other Love-Literary Essays and Reviews. , ca.1983
7 Other Love-Literary Essays and Reviews-Voice Lessons. , ca. 1983
7 Other Love-Literary Essays and Reviews-Body at Work. , ca.1983
7 Other Love-Literary Essays and Reviews-Notes from the Field. , ca.1983
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8 8 Preliminary Doctoral Exams. , January 4, 1983
8 Preliminary Doctoral Exams. , April 1983
8 Dissertation proposal. , May 1984
8 Dissertation proposal-Plaintext. , 1984
8 Dissertation-Plaintext. , 1984
8 Doctor of Philosophy-degree. , December 21, 1984
Series 3: Professional Life and Career, 1970-2001
Subseries 1: Teaching, 1978-1986
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810 English 596e. , Fall 1979
8 11 English 210. , Spring 1982
8 12 English 304. , Spring 1982
8 13 English 308. , Fall 1982
8 14 Correspondence-references. , 1983
8 15 English 207. , Fall 1983
8 16 English 101. , Fall 1985
8 17 English 102. , Spring 1986
8 Arizona English Bulletin. , February 1978, February 1980, October 1981, Winter 1985
Subseries 2: Business Correspondence, 1970-2001
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81 Beacon Press. , 1991-1996
8 2 Confluence Press-Certificate of Copyright- In All the Rooms of the Yellow House. , 1985
8 3-5 Fan Mail , 1978-1987
8 6 Harper Row Publishers , 1989-1993
8 7 National Writers Union Wayne State University. Judith Siegel Pearson Committee. , 1999 1986
8 8 Misc-publishers. , 1970
8 9 Miscellaneous. , July 2000-March 2001
Subseries 3: Awards, Certificates, Conferences, Grant, 1980-1997
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818 Awards-correspondence. , 1980, 1983, 1989, 1997
8 19 Awards-Bread Loaf Writers'. , 1982, 1984
8 20 Awards-Western States Art Foundation. , 1984
8 21. Awards-Ohio Spring Literary Festival. , 1994-1995
8 22 Certificate-Tucson/Pima Arts Council. , 1993
823 Santa Cruz Writers's conference. Women's Review Conference. National Leadership Conference. , 1980 1988
8 24 Grant: National Endowment for the Arts. , 1991
Series 4: Publications and Writings, 1946-2001
Subseries 1: Publications and published writings , 1972-2001
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8 Instead It Is Winter -The Maguey Press-publication. , 1977
8 The Academy of American Poets-Selections: University & College Poetry Prizes. , 1973-1978
8 The American Voice. , Summer 1988
8 ANIMA. , Fall 1982 (2 copies), Fall 1983, Spring 1988
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9 Arion's Dolphin: A Quarterly of Poetry. , Spring 1972; Spring 1973
9 Cambridge Street Artists Cooperative (Ms. Mairs first public reading) (3 copies). , 1972
9 The Christian Century. , November 21-28 2001
9 Contemporary American Poetry. -bibliography. , May 1987
9 Greenhouse Review. , 1977
9 Kaleidoscope-International Magazine of Literature, Fine Arts, and Disability. , Summer/Fall 1986
9 The Little Magazine. , Spring 1972
9 The Louisville Review. , Spring 1977
9 New Poets: Women-an anthology. , 1976
9 New York Times-Hers column. , July-August 1987
9 New York Times Book Review: When Bad Things Happen to Good Writers. , February 21, 1993
9 Prickly Pear/Tucson-Poetry. , Quarterly Spring 1984
9 Room of One's Own Vol. 7 #4. , 1982
9 Transforming Fire: Women Using Anger Creatively. , 1999
9 Women's Review of Books: Conspiracies of Silence-article. , July 1989
9 Writing Nature: An Ecological Reader for Writers. , 1995
9 You Gotta Suit Up For 'Em All-Magazine's Datebook. , 1979
9 Book Reviews by Nancy Smith Mairs. , 1985-1996
9 Miscellaneous articles , 1986-1995
Subseries 2: Writings/Publicity/Reviews, 1946-2000
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9 Beast of my Heart-draft.
9 Bibliography of Feminist Literary Theory and Scholarship.
9 Body at Work-Part 1 and 2.
9 Brush.
9 Carnal Acts-Uncorrected Proof. , 1990
9 Carnal Acts-Running Head Copy. , 1990
9 Carnal Acts: A Prose Miscellany. , 1990
9 Carnal Acts-Publicity and Reviews. , 1990-1996
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10 Challenge.
10 Desserts. , November 13, 1980
10 Fiction-miscellaneous odds and ends. , 1981
10 Garrett in Grey (A Bad Business).
10 Glamour magazine-correspondence and draft of article- Young and Disabled-unpublished. , 1995
10 Helix (2 copies).
10 House Bound. , 1987
10 Houses.
10 In All the Rooms of the Yellow House. , ca. 1984
10 In the Weald of Kent Summer. , 1994
10 Writing about taxes and money. , ca. 1998-1999
10 Journal. , 1973
10 Journal-Intensive. , 1977-1980
10 Journal. , 1986-1992
10 A Letter to Matthew. , July 1983
10 Linguistics of Dress.
10 The Little Locksmith by Katherine Butler Hathaway-correspondence. , 1999-2000
10 The Little Locksmith by Katherine Butler Hathaway-copy. , 1991
10 The Journals and Letters of The Little Locksmith by Katherine Butler Hathaway - copy. , 1946
10 Making Ready.
10 Midsummer: The Farm.
10 Non-fiction-odds and ends. , ca. 1990
10 On Being a Cripple. , August 1982
10 On Being a Scientific Booby. , December 1981
10 On Raising a Daughter. , July 1982
10 On Woman Writing-correspondence and reviews. , 1986
10[3 folders] On Woman Writing. , June 1984
10[5 folders] Ordinary Times. , 1993
10[2 folders] Reviews and Publicity- Ordinary Times. , 1993-1995
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11[2 folders] Outside Feast and Fast.
11 Plaintext-Uncorrected Proofs. , April 4, 1986
11 Plaintext -Introduction.
11 Plaintext-On Having Adventures.
11 Plaintext- On Touching by Accident.
11 Plaintext- Woman with Full Red Lips.
11 Plaintext-Ron Her Son.
11 Plaintext- On Not Liking Sex.
11 Plaintext- On Keeping Women Out.
11 Plaintext- On Loving Men.
11 Plaintext- On Living Behind Bars.
11 Plaintext-Reviews and Publicity. , 1986
11 Plaintext-Reviews and Publicity. , 1986-1988
11 Plaintext-Publicity. , 1992-1995
11 Poetry- For Anne in Sleep-unpublished. , 1986
11 Poetry-odds and ends.
11 Remembering the Bone House-1st manuscript.
11 Remembering the Bone House. , 1989
11 Remembering the Bone House-pgs. 2-207. , 1989
11 Remembering the Bone House-pgs 208-454. , 1989
11 Remembering the Bone House-Preface, and The Way In.
11 Remembering the Bone House-The Way In.
11[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-The Port.
11[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-In Exeter.
11[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-Elsewhere.
11[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-236.
11 Remembering the Bone House-Sorties.
11[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-Lost in Space.
11[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-The Farm.
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12[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-Inside and Outside.
12[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-The Desert.
12[2 folders] Remembering the Bone House-Here at Home.
12 Remembering the Bone House-Reviews and Publicity. , 1989-1995
12 Shape.
12 A Troubled Guest: Life and Death Stories-Pgs. 1-108.
12 A Troubled Guest: Life and Death Stories-Pgs. 109-246.
12 A Troubled Guest: Life and Death Stories-Reviews and publicity. , 2001
12 Voice Lessons-prelude. , 1995
12[2 folders] Voice Lessons-Parts 1 and 2.
12 Voice Lessons-Pear Trees-Groves of Academe.
12 Voice Lessons-Body at Work.
12 Voice Lessons-Reading Others.
12[2 folders] Voice Lessons-In Search of "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens": Alice Walker.
12 Voice Lessons-Reading Houses, Writing Lives.
12 Voice Lessons-Notes from the Field.
12 Voice Lessons-Notes and Works Cited.
12 Voice Lessons-Book Reviews. , 1994
12 Waist High in the World-Correspondence. , 1994-1995
12 Waist High in the World-manuscript.
12 Waist High in the World-The Wider World.
12 Waist High in the World-Home Truths.
12 Waist High in the World-misc.
12 Waist High in the World-Reviews and Publicity. , 1996-1998
12 The Writer's Thin Skin and Faint Heart.
12 Writing into Life-Parts 1 and 2.
12 No title. , March 7, 1979
12[2 folders] Writings-Miscellaneous.
Subseries 3: Readings/Speaking engagements/Collected Writings, 1984-2001
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12 Readings/Speaking engagements. , 1998-2001
12 Readings-misc.
12 Interviews with Nancy Mairs-articles. , 1986-1995
12 Collected published writings-miscellaneous reviews and publicity. , 1984
12 Collected published writings-miscellaneous reviews and publicity. , 1988-1995
Subseries 4: Oversized Items, 1967-2002
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13 Brentwoods 225 Years -pg 43 paragraph on the Kefferstan home-Nancy Mairs's aunt Jean Pedrick Kefferstan. , 1967
13 Glamour magazine. , November 1994
13 Collected writings-Chithra Radha Perumalswami- Writing from "Waist-High": Nancy Mairs's Autobiographical Essays and the Subject of Disability- B.A. Thesis. , Spring 2000
13 Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona: In Celebration of Women-program. , 2002
13 Damaged Hard Drive - in box.
13 Floppy disks of Mairs writing.
13 Beta tape.
13poster 1984 Western States Book Award-autographed by the 4 recipients including Ms. Mairs.
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14 Instead It Is Winter -publication. , 1977