Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Jeanne Williams:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1952-2005, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Williams, Jeanne, 1930-
Title: Jeanne Williams Papers,
Dates: 1952-2005
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence to Jeanne Williams.
Collection # S 1192.2
Quantity: 2 boxes (0.6 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Texas Tech University,Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Biographical Sketch

Jeanne Williams is an award-winning author of juvenile fiction, Gothic novels, historical romances, and historical novels. Born Dorothy Jean Kreie on April 10, 1930, she married Gene F. Williams at age 18 and used his name professionally. An avid reader and writer, she began to send out manuscripts in 1949 and was first published in 1952. Her career quickly gathered steam and she has since published over 27 books and several articles under various names. She specialized in novels based on historical fact, usually told from a feminine point of view. In 1960, Williams became a member of the Western Writers of America and served as president from 1974-1975.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of mostly personal correspondence with some professional letters, a book review and memorial and some scrapbook material pertaining to Jeanne Williams’ close contact with friends and family.



The collection is organized into the following series:
Literary Production
Scrapbook Material


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Williams, Jeanne, 1930-
Williams, Jeanne, 1930- --Characters--Women
Williams, Jeanne, 1930- --Correspondence
Williams, Jeanne, 1930- --Criticism and interpretation
Williams, Jeanne, 1930- --Manuscripts
American fiction--Women authors
Novelists, American--Texas
Western fiction--Women authors
Women--Literary collections
Women in literature
Women novelists, American--Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jeanne Williams Papers, 1952-2005, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession # (s):
2000-0205-B, 2005-0011-B

Gifts, 2000-2005

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2005

Additional Sources

Alter, Judy. Jeanne Williams. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University, 1991.

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 Personal, 1962
2 Personal, 1971-1979
3 Personal, 1980-1988
4 Personal, 1993-1997
5 Personal, 1998
6 Personal, 1999
7 Personal, 2000-2001
8 Personal, 2002
box folder
2 1 Personal, 2003
2 Personal, 2004
3 Personal, 2005
4 Personal, 1970s-1990s
5 Personal, 2000s
6 Dubnov, Eugene, 2002-2004
7 Foster-Harris, W., 1958-1978
8 Williams, Kristin Foster, Concerning her death, 2002-2003


Literary Production

box folder
2 9 Book Review and Memorial, 1997-1998


Scrapbook Material

box folder
2 10 Miscellaneous, 1980s-1990s