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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Accession Numbers

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Joanie Green Whitebird Papers, 1950-1997



Creator Whitebird, J.
Title: Joanie Green Whitebird papers
Dates: 1950-1997
Abstract: Joanie Whitebird was a writer, editor, publisher, and founder of Wings Press, San Antonio book publisher. The papers contain correspondence, scrapbooks, notes, literary productions in draft and final versions, business and financial records, clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, books, postcards, photographs, audio and video materials, ephemera, and artifacts.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01654
Extent: 26.9 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Joanie Whitebird was a writer, editor, publisher, and founder of Wings Press, San Antonio book publisher. Whitebird played a significant role in the formation of both COSMEP (Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers) and Travois, the first multicultural anthology of Texas poetry.

As an editor, Whitehead founded Wings Press in 1975 with Joseph F. Lomax, editor and publisher. Upon Lomax's death, Whitebird took over publishing duties as well. Wings Press primarily published collections of poetry, along with some works of music, fiction, and history. In 1993, Whitebird designed and published Working the Stone, a collection of poetry by Bryce Milligan. Two years later, with her health in decline, Whitebird sold the press to Milligan. She died in 2000. Wings Press holds an annual poetry competition in her honor, the Whitebird Chapbook Series.

Source: Wings Press. "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Wings Press." Wings Press website (accessed June 21, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Joanie Green Whitebird Papers, 1950-1997, contain correspondence, scrapbooks, notes, literary productions in draft and final versions, business and financial records, clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, books, postcards, photographs, audio and video materials, ephemera, and artifacts. The papers reflect Whitebird's lifelong interest in writing and her activities as a writer and publisher of Wings Press, San Antonio book publisher. Also included in the collection are a copy of Working the Stone by Bryce Milligan, poetry correspondence and publications, and Whitehead's eulogy for musician Townes Van Zandt. Furthermore, the papers contain personal materials relating to Whitehead's move to Georgia, her daughter Jessie (1983-1989), and various draft manuscripts of Whitehead's writings, including her novel Pelican, about her brother Dove. The papers also contain poetry of Michael Ventura and Scott Whitebird, as well as correspondence related to and galleys of the book Blessed Bastard by Ruth P. M. Lehmann.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Lehmann, Ruth P. M. (Ruth Preston Miller), 1912-2000
Lomax, Joseph L.
Milligan, Bryce, 1953-
Ventura, Michael
Whitebird, J.
Whitebird, Scott
Corporate Names
Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers (U.S.)
Wings Press (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
American poetry
Authors
Poetry--Authorship
Poetry--Publishing
Places
Georgia
Houston
London
San Antonio
Seattle

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection. Contact the registar for material culture for access and information.

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit. Contact the repository for information.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joanie Green Whitebird Papers, 1950-1997, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Portions of this collection are unprocessed. Contact repository for more information.

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Accession Numbers

93-131; 93-177; 93-197; 93-465; 94-100; 94-123; 94-173; 94-295; 94-306; 95-009; 95-177; 95-252; 95-303; 96-007; 96-089; 96-197; 96-297; 96-363; 96-297; 96-363; 97-032; 97-087; 97-118; 97-212; 97-350; 98-108; 2001-135

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OCLC Number

659566327

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/K155 [SRH1230001647] Spiral notebook/organizer, personal notes, daily activity notes, February 1989-May 1989
Correspondence, personal, financial, business, May 1996
Photographs/slides, 1960-1969, 1977, 1981-1982, 1977, 1981-1982
Notebook with sketches, poetry 1992
Correspondence includes poetry, March 1996-April 1996
Typed manuscript, "The Gentle Art of Seduction," John H. Green, undated
Correspondence, includes notes, poetry, 1989, 1993
Manuscript computer printout, "The Pelican," Joanie Whitebird, circa 1993
Manuscript, "The Pelican," with editorial revisions
Correspondence, Social Security Admin., January 1996, April 1996, 1996-04
Legal papers, correspondence, March 1994
Correspondence, notes, clippings, vital statistics documents, 1983-1993
Typed manuscripts, poetry, (the swimmer, etc.), undated
Typed and holographic poetry manuscripts with corrections, 1981, 1983, 1983
College exam blue-books, coursework papers, February 1988-April 1988
Whitebird manuscripts, "Year of the One Reed" etc.
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2.325/K158 [SRH1230001649] Photographs, 1996
Address book, circa 1993
Other authors published poetry
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2.325/K159 [SRH1230001650] Ledger, "Windley Family, 1758-1848"; holographic/typed manuscripts, undated
Manuscripts submitted to Wings Press, March 1993
Typed manuscript, "And then there was..." 11 short stories, J. Whitebird, 1970-1978
Correspondence (Rick Balderas), 1985-1986
Manuscript, "Assuming Blue", D. F. Brown, undated
Kirby David Sanders, "Premortem Retrospective" poetry collection mock-ups, 1990
Calendar featuring Aurelio Reynosa, 1992
Manuscripts, R. T. Castleberry, 1992
Manuscript submissions and correspondence (Wings Press?), 1992
Manuscript submission with correspondence, "The Kitchen Sink", Miriam Harris, 1992
Personal, Wings Press correspondence, 1985-1993
Clippings, 1967-1974
Whitebird poetry manuscripts, sketches, notes, undated
Manuscript submissions (Wings Press?), undated
Manuscript submissions, Devreaux Baker, George Williams, undated
Printed material, magazines, 1989-1993
Printed material, publications, newsletters, clippings, 1989-1993
Cardboard covers with notes
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2.325/K161 [SRH1230001651] Printed material, publications, clippings, correspondence, typed and holographic manuscripts, 1976, 1988-1989, 1988-1989
Legal papers, resume, correspondence, typed poetry manuscripts, Harvest (Fall 1979), 1980, 1993, 1993
Printed material, poetry publications, clippings, 1991-1992
Jonie notebooks, typed and holographic manuscripts with revisions, 1968-1970
Jonie Poetry; "1-2-71", typed manuscripts with revisions, 1971
"Blue vinyl notebook 1", typed and holographic manuscripts with revisions, [1960-1979]
"Blue vinyl notebook 2", typed and holographic manuscripts with revisions, [1960-1979]
5 ring notepads with notes, poetry manuscripts; other manuscript childhood writings; U. S. map, circa 1969
Leather covered "junk box"
Wings Press/Western Independent Publishers Records:
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2.325/K160 [SRH1230001699] Orders to be filled, correspondence, accounts, 1978-1979
WIP sales representative correspondence, printed material, business records, accounts, 1978-1979
WIP sales representative contracts and correspondence, 1978
Business correspondence, holographic notes, WIP quarterly report [some personal information in correspondence], 1978-1979
Wings Press business correspondence, invoices, 1979
Notebook--business notes, invoices, 1979
WIP sales representative non-member correspondence, 1978-1979
Business correspondence, 1978-1979
ALA convention exhibit information, 1979
Sales reports, business correspondence, 1979
Frisbee Player's Handbook, 1978
Joanie Whitebird works and papers:
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2.325/K162 [SRH1230001652] Photographs, negatives, correspondence, notes manuscripts, business cards, matchbooks, necklace, 1965-1975, 1986, 1986
Photographs, business cards, identification cards, licenses, report cards, matchbooks, 1942-1983
"24," typed manuscript collection of poems by J. Whitebird, undated
24, published edition, 1978
Bootstrap Chronicles, 1975
Photocard, Chincoteague horses
Spiral notebook with holograph poetry manuscript, "For Window Watchers", J. Whitebird
Typed Whitebird manuscripts, submissions, 1971-1973
The Family Hand Anthology and collected letters, by Joanie, 1971
Colored drawings
Poetry, clippings, 1968, 1977, 1977
Typed manuscripts, photocopied poems, 1976-1977
Correspondence, resume, 1981
Typed manuscripts with revisions, 1976-1977
Typed and holographic manuscripts with revisions, circa 1976-circa 1978
Varsity, magazine with Joan Green contributions, December 1966, April 1967, 1967-04
Printed material, "Star" lyrics mailers, 1987
The Pelican, typescript bookstore distribution copy, 1992
Clipping, October 16, 1973
The Legend of T. Cole, Lyn Scott Whitebird, typescript
College course paper, correspondence, 1988
Clippings, poem
Wedding napkin, 1969
Personal correspondence, 1993
Computer printout manuscript, "About the Magenta Hotel", David Plumb, partially edited, undated
Mounted photograph
Wings Press correspondence, Likely Stories, Robert Cooper
William Hayes Windley, Surgeon's equipment (suture needles, glass syringes, scalpels, etc.)
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2.325/K163 [SRH1230001653] Record: Sarah Moffett, "Last of the Vinyl Valentines," 45 rpm
Patent Leather, Poems by Helen Gibbs, 1975
Innerscapes, Trudy Sweeny, 1978
Frighten the Horses (no. 9, winter), 1992
Correspondence, computer disk--"letters 1", Another Earth Nyki Blatchley, 1990-1994
Printed material, broadsides re: Archbishop Arnulfo Romero, clippings, Wings Press "Briefcase" a play, 1982-1994
Bits and Pieces Searom Mac an Breiteamain, 1992
XX Years in the Basement, 1993
Approach Poets, June 1991, Summer 1993, 1993
A Heart in Transit, Lotte Moos, 1992
The Heart's Precision: Judson Crews and His Poetry, Wendell Anderson, 1994
Recipe clippings album
The Memphis Cookbook, 1952
The Astrology of Personality Dane Rudhyar, 1970
The World Before Grace Wings Press New Texas Poetry Series, 1992
Travelling Man Ray Stebbing, 1992
From Where We Dream Mary Aylward, 1991
Approach Poets: An Anthology (summer), 1992
There and Back: Poems by Peter Cadle, circa 1992
Eala Ar Uisce Maire Ni Chuinn, 1993
The Ivy David Kessel, circa 1989
19 + 1: An Anthology of San Francisco Poetry A. D., Winans, 1978
A Splendid Gypsy: John Drew Peggy Wood, 1927
New Visions Omar S. Castaneda, 1989
Enoch Arden and Other Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1896
Printed material, announcements
Diaries, June 20, 1989-July 7, 1990; July 14, 1990-November 9, 1993, 1990-07-14-1993-11-09
Mounted clippings, Wings Press, J. Whitebird, Townes Van Zandt, 1977-1978
Jewelry box with pins, earrings, necklace of Kenneth Wayne Locke, with descriptive inventory by J. Whitebird
Blue metal music box
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2.325/K164a [SRH1230001654] "In the Archives" typed manuscript, printed material, 1994-1995
Personal correspondence, 1994
Typed and holographic manuscripts, 1994
Morrison's Cafeteria materials, paystubs, various business cards, 1994
Legal records--leases, business documents, 1979, 1994, 1994
Printed material--poem, review article, calendar of events, Garland, Texas. map, brochures, 1994
Newspaper clippings, 1990, 1994, 1994
Contact Sheets
School notes, March 20, 1994
The Toll of the Twisted Hills, Wendell Anderson
In Celebration, Bess Replogle
i.e. Magazine, (Spring), 1994
Tellers of Tales, W. Somerset Maugham, partial
36 Spanish Poems, Elias Rivers, with personal notes
Amichel, Haver Currie, 1973
Touch of the Marvelous, Philip Lamantia, 1966
Directory of Periodicals, 1959
New Growth: Contemporary Short Stories by Texas Writers, Lyman Grant, 1989
Southwest: Towards the Twenty-First Century, 1981
Computer disks:
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2.325/K164a [SRH1230001654] J. W. work files
Tunnel Vision
RTLC, resume, Wings labels
Tunnel Vision, J. stuff
Wings stuff, Lent archive docs
Namaste, no cats, Curtis
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2.325/K164b [SRH1230001655] Manuscripts with revisions, editorial corrections, [1990-1999]
Correspondence, 1994-1995
Manuscript: "The Pelican"
Manuscript: "Hargrove"
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2.325/K164c [SRH1230001656] Printed material: publications, announcements, newsletters, clippings, 1995
Correspondence, 1995
Manuscript: "Stand Tall Person", 1995
Friendship Oak, "Save Our Tree", 1995
Scott Whitebird, divorce, 1993-1995
John Henry Green, cemetery record
Manuscript: "Mrs. Hargrove" with revisions, 1995
Manuscript: "Robert and the Watermelon" with revisions, 1995
Psychic Readers Network correspondence, printed material, 1995
Personal notes, notebook, undated
Financial document
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2.325/K165a Computer disks
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2.325/K165b [SRH1230001657] No Film in the Camera, Nancy Lay, 1992
The Rincon Triptych, Ewing Campbell, 1984
The Harvard Book of Contemporary American Poetry, Helen Vendler, 1985
Women, Charles Bukowski, 1978
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2.325/K166 [SRH1230001658] Photographs
Notes
Manuscripts:
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2.325/K166 [SRH1230001658] Holographic journal, July 5, 1994
Lazarus, Dr. H., Criminals, Pearls
Woodman, Spare that Tree
Color of Water, Dr. H., others
Hargrove
Medical records, 1995
Divorce papers, correspondence, 1995
Personal correspondence, 1994-1995
Printed material: clippings, announcements, brochures, mailings, 1989-1995
Publications: general interest magazines, Arrowsmith (issue 3), 1994-1995
An Old Fashioned Southern Christmas, Leigh Greenwood, 1994
Piranesi's Dream, Ewing Campbell, 1986
The Romance of Chastisement, 1993
Stoogism: Anthology, Paul F. Fericano, 1977
Pictures of the Gone World, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1955
Paroles. Jacques Prevert, 1968
J. Whitebird manuscripts:
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2.325/K167 [SRH1230001659] "Heart of Carnelian" with revisions, 2 versions
"The Calico Crab," with revisions
"Bellcrest Horror"
"And Then There Was... 11 stories," with revisions
New: stories, poems 1994
"The Beautiful Cage" master, with revisions
Calendar, 1996
Child's artwork, deframed
Poem, deframed, "Mississippi"
J.'s Private Collection: collected typed and holographic poems
Address book
Correspondence, typed poems, business cards, printed material, 1990, 1996, 1996
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3N95 [SRH1230018805] Stand-alone works by Whitebird
Whitebird pieces published in publications
ATLATL newsletter, 1986
Wings Press brochures and catalogues
University of St. Thomas magazine, 1989-1991
Business cards and passport
Photo albums
Varsity, 1967
Psychiatric and Psychological evaluation of Whitebird, 1997
Family tree
Montrose Crossroads newsletter, 1989
Vortex: A Critical Review, 1987
Personal documents and copyright applications
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3N96 [SRH1230018806] Alci's veterinarian checkup
Correspondence and general files
Writings by others
Psychiatric evaluation, 1998
Birth certificate and name change
New Age documents
Texas ArtsReach– Texas Commission on the Arts, 1988
Newspaper articles about Whitebird
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2X70a [SRH1230014758] Audio Cassettes (2)
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2W50 [SRH1230020199] Broadside advertising show
Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/B126 [SRH1230000428] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/C27 [SRH1230000474] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/C28 [SRH1230000573] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/C150 [SRH1230000630] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/D6b [SRH1230000648] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/D13a [SRH1230000653] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/Q12 [SRH1230002179] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/W85 [SRH1230002694] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/W86 [SRH1230002695] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/W87 [SRH1230002696] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/W88 [SRH1230002697] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/W89 [SRH1230002698] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/W90 [SRH1230002699] Unprocessed Materials
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2.325/W91 [SRH1230002700] Unprocessed Materials
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2X47 [SRH1230014644] Unprocessed Materials
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3W99c [SRH1230030388] Unprocessed Materials

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