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Emily Herring Wilson Papers

Identifier: MSS 0043

Content Description

Jackpin press archives (books, correspondence, ledgers, account books, etc.), North Carolina Women files and page proofs, personal papers, correspondence, Two Gardeners (page proofs) and To Fly Without Hurry (ms.), photographs, clippings, publications, file copies of various short stories, transcripts and publications relating to Josephine Jacobson. Also included is a photo relating to Josephine Jacobson's A Walk with Raschid.


  • 1964 - 2017


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 Statement.


6.00 Linear Feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials



Emily Herring Wilson is an author, historian, and publisher. She received a B.A. in English from Woman's College in 1961 and completed her postgraduate studies at Wake Forest University in 1962. The Emily Herring Wilson Papers contain materials pertaining to her writing, her research, and her relationships with fellow writers. The collection also encompasses the archives of her venture Jackpine Press and the history of her time at Woman's College.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Emily Herring Wilson in April 2013. Additional materials given by Wilson, 2013-2020.

Condition Description

17 boxes.

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Processed by Audrey Dubois in February 2021.

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Repository Details

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

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