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Carole Boston Weatherford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0278

Scope and Contents

The Carole Boston Weatherford Papers date from circa 1981-2009 and contain research materials, notes, correspondence, sketches, manuscript drafts and proof, illustrations, book jackets, promotional materials, articles and other items documenting Weatherford's life and career. In addition, her collection contains research materials that date back to mid-1800s.

Dates

  • 1851 - 2009
  • Majority of material found within 1981 - 2009
  • Other: Date acquired: 2008 March 1

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statements.

Biographical or Historical Information

Carole Boston Weatherford is a New York Times best-selling author and the award-winning author of numerous books for young people. Her work often tackles tough subjects that spark curiosity and critical thinking. These include topics such as: jazz and photography, slavery, post-Civil War Reconstruction, and the Jim Crow era. Her books cover the genres of poetry, biography, nonfiction and historical fiction. Weatherford's books have garnered 13 national and seven statewide honors, including the Caldecott Honor Medal, the Coretta Scott King Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the North Carolina Award for Literature.

Weatherford earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and holds a Master of Arts in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. She completed her undergraduate students at the American University.

Carole Boston Weatherford was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She currently lives in High Point, North Carolina and she is an Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Extent

6.00 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Carole Boston Weatherford is a New York Times best-selling author and the award-winning author of numerous books for young people. Her work includes topics such as jazz and photography, slavery, reconstruction and Jim Crow eras and covers the genres of poetry, biography, nonfiction and historical fiction.

The Carole Boston Weatherford Papers date from circa 1981-2009 and contain research materials, notes, correspondence, sketches, manuscript drafts and proof, illustrations, book jackets, promotional materials, articles and other items documenting Weatherford's life and career. In addition, her collection contains research materials that date back to mid-1800s.

Arrangement Note

Collection is organized into two series; Writings and Subject Files. The Writings Series is further divided into three sub-series; Sub-series 1: Writings by Carole Boston Weatherford, Sub-Series 2: Writings about Carole Boston Weatherford, Sub-series 3: Writings edited by Carole Boston Weatherford. The Subject Files includes miscellaneous items and documents that may have been edited, sketched and or written by Carole Boston Weatherford as a ghostwriter.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Carole Boston Weatherford in 2008.

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Processing Information

Processed by Orolando Duffus
Title
Carole Boston Weatherford Papers
Author
Orolando Duffus
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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