Virginia Furtwangler aka Ann Copeland papers, 1966-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Copeland, Ann
Title
Virginia Furtwangler aka Ann Copeland papers
Dates
1966-2014 (inclusive)
Quantity
11.5 linear feet, (16 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA079
Summary
Virginia Furtwangler is an author, writing under the pen name Ann Copeland. Her papers comprise her manuscripts and published works, promotional material and publicity about her writing, her teaching material, and material gathered while she was Hallie Brown Ford Chair of English at Willamette University.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Virginia (Walsh) Furtwangler (1932-) is an American-Canadian author, writing under the name Ann Copeland. She was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. She attended the Catholic University of American and received her Ph.D. in Modern Literature from Cornell University. Furtwangler spent 13 years as an Ursuline nun, teaching English literature in both high school and college. Her experience as a nun provided inspiration for many of her short stories including the collection in The Golden Thread.

In 1968, Furtwangler married Albert Furtwangler. They later moved to New Brunswick, Canada where Albert taught at Mount Allison University. Furtwangler taught in nearby cities and decided to begin writing and publishing in 1974. Her first pen-name was Ann Bernard, used only for a short time. She then changed to Ann Copeland. Many of Furtwangler's stories were published in journals and anthologies. Six collections of her work have been published in Canada: At Peace 1978, The Back Room 1979, Earthen Vessels, 1984, The Golden Thread 1989, Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore 1994, Season of Apples, 1996. The Golden Thread was also published in the U.S.

In addition to writing, Furtwangler taught English literature and writing at Canadian and American universities including the University of Idaho, Linfield College, Bemidji State, and Wichita State, as well as many writing workshops around the U.S and Canada. In 1996, her compilation of fiction writing tips, The ABC's of Writing Fiction was published in the U.S. That same year Furtwangler became the first Hallie Ford Chair of English at Willamette University. She served in that position until 1999.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Virginia Furtwangler aka Ann Copeland papers contain Furtwangler's published and unpublished writing. Her papers document the writing process from initial notes to manuscript drafts to final published works. Also included is correspondence with potential publishers, book reviews, book tour information, and newspaper publicity covering her stories.

In addition to her writing, the collection contains Furtwangler's teaching materials used while teaching workshops and University courses, and materials gathered while she was the Hallie Brown Ford Chair of English from 1996 to 1999.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virginia Furtwangler aka Ann Copeland papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Manuscripts, 1970-2010Return to Top

This series contains drafts of Furtwangler's published and unpublished short stories and novels. Also included are drafts and newspaper clippings of her writing for "Writer's Cramp" in the The Saint John Telegraph Journal.

Materials retain original order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Opus 1-122
Furtwangler named her collection of 122 manuscript drafts, Opus. Opus includes short stories that were both published and unpublished.
Opus is arranged chronologically.
1973-2005
Box Folder
1 1
Siblings
Written in 1974. Published in the Canadian Fiction Magazine, 1975.
1974-1975
1 2
The Lord's Supper
Written and published in The Texas Quarterly in 1975.
1975
1 3
Cloister
Written in 1973-1974. Published in The Humanities Review in 1975.
1973-1975
1 4
At Peace
Versions of At Peace plus an account of how the story came to be written.
Written in 1975 and published in 1976.
1975-1976
1 5
The Golden Thread
Written in 1974 and published in 1978.
1974, 1978
1 6
Return
Written in 1974. Published in The Back Room in 1979.
1974, 1979
1 7
My Father's House
Written in 1974. Published in The Fiddlehead in 1979.
1974, 1979
1 8
The Bear's Paw
Written between 1973-1978. Published in The Back Room in 1979.
1973-1979
1 9
Mission
Written in 1975. Published in the Black Fly Review in 1981.
1975, 1981
1 10
Will
Written in 1976 and published in 1983.
1976, 1983
1 11
Meeting
Written in 1976. Published in The Ontario Review in 1978.
1976, 1978
1 12
Jubilee
Written in 1977. Published in At Peace in 1978.
1977-1978
1 13
Higher Learning
Written in 1977. Published in The Golden Thread in 1978.
1977-1978
1 14
Sisterhood
Written in 1977. Published in Room of One's in 1981.
1977, 1981
1 15
Beginning
Written in 1977. Published in The Back Room in 1979.
1977, 1979
1 16
Cassie
Written in 1977 and published in 1979.
1977, 1979
1 17
Miscarriage
Written in 1977-1978 and published in 1979.
1977-1979
1 18
A Woman's Touch
Written in 1978. Published in The Back Room in 1979.
1978-1979
1 19
The Back Room
Written in 1977 and published in 1979.
1977, 1979
1 20
The Garage Sale
Initially titled The Bargain. Published in 1979.
1979
1 21
Beginning
Written in 1977 and published in 1979.
1977, 1979
1 22
Fame
Written in 1978 and published in 1982.
1978, 1982
1 23
Jubilee, Radio Drama
1982 January
1 24
Distance
Written in 1978. Published in Easterly in 1980.
1978, 1980
1 25
Getting the Picture
Written in 1979 and published in 1982.
1979, 1982
1 26
Getting the Picture, Radio Drama
1982 January
1 27
Fresh Start
undated
1 28
Keep Moving, Please
Written in 1980. Published in Dancers: Eight Stories about the Dance in 1986.
1980, 1986
1 29
"The Pleasures of Revision," The Language Game
Written and published in 1980.
1980
1 30
A Room - Finding the Story
Written in 1980. Published in Casements in 1981.
1980-1981
1 31
Ten is a Poppie-Wheelie
undated
1 32
Inheriting
Written in 1981. Published in The Oxford Magazine in 1988.
1981, 1988
1 33
Why Eat Potroast When You Can Sing?
undated
1 34
The Magic Monastery
Written in 1981. Published in Snapdragon in 1983.
1981, 1983
1 35
Dinner Out
Published in The Palo Alto Review.
1995
1 36
Mary's Mantle
undated
1 37
I Only Teach Comp
Written in 1983. Published in The Uncommon Reader in 1990.
1983, 1990
1 38
Earthen Vessels
Written in 1983 and published in 1984.
1983-1984
1 39
Moscow Mardi Gras
Written in 1983 and published in 1984.
1983-1984
1 40
Hostess
Written in 1982. Published in The Pottersfield Portfolio in 1983.
1982-1983
1 41
On the Other Side
Written in 1983. Published in Wild East in 1988.
1983, 1988
1 42
Trick or Treat
Written in 1982. Published in Turnstilein 1991.
1982, 1991
1 43
Second Spring
Written in 1983. Published in Earthen Vesselsin 1984.
1983-1984
1 44
Notes from a Faithful Admirer
Published in The New Quarterly Press.
1993
1 45
Portfolio
Written in 1983. Published in The Southwest Review in 1987.
1983, 1987
1 46
Seducing Piety
Written in 1984. Published in Matrix in 1989.
1984, 1989
1 47
By the Pool
Written in 1984. Published in The Southwest Review in 1996.
1984, 1996
1 48
Perils of Translation
Written between 1983-1984 and published in 1989.
1983-1984, 1989
1 49
The Season of Apples
Written in 1993. Published in Green Mountains Review in 1994.
1993-1994
1 50
Another Country
Written in 1984. Published in The New Quarterly in 1987.
1984, 1987
1 51
Obedience
Written in 1985 and published in 1988.
1985, 1988
1 52
Scoring
1994
1 53
Five versions of Sin
1989
2 1
Poems composed now and then
1982-1993
2 2
A Fresh Start
Written in 1979.
1979
2 3
Taking the Discipline
Written in 1985. Published in Southwest Review in 1986.
1985-1986
2 4
Parting
Written in 1985. Published in The University of Windsor Review in 1986.
1985-1986
2 5
The Day the Grocery Store Fell In
Written in 1985. Published in The Pottersfield Portfolio in 1990.
1985, 1990
2 6
Remembrance Day
Written in 1985. Published in Turnstile in 1989.
1985, 1989
2 7
Sins of Omission
Written in 1985. Published in The Golden Thread in 1989.
1985, 1989
2 8
The Eleventh Hour poem
Published in The Atlantic Advocate.
1982
2 9
Border Crossing
Written in 1986. Published in The Fiddlehead in 1989.
1986, 1989
2 10
About Billy
Written in 1986. Published in The Nashwaak Review in 1996.
1986, 1996
2 11
The Poet Returns
Written and published in The Palouse Journal in 1986.
1986
2 12
Notes from a Landed Immigrant
Written in 1986. Published in Wild East in 1988.
1986, 1988
2 13
Mother Love
Written in 1986. Published in The Fiddlehead in 1991.
1986, 1991
2 14
The Nature of Love
Written in 1987. Published in The Golden Thread in 1989.
1987, 1989
2 15
Christmas Gifts
Published as Another Christmas in The Fiddlehead.
1987
2 16
Angels of Reality
Written in 1987. Published in The Golden Thread in 1989.
1987, 1989
2 17
Woman in Scarf
Written in 1987. Published in Free Magazine in 1994.
1987, 1994
2 18
College Tour became "Making the Grade"
Written in 1987. Published in Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore as Scoring in 1989.
1987-1989
2 19
Leaving the World
Written in 1988. Published in American Fiction in 1990.
1988, 1990
2 20
Lifeline
Written in 1989. Published in Quarry in 1994.
1989, 1994
2 21
Sin
Written in 1989. Published in Matrix in 1990.
1989-1990
2 22
Through a Glass Darkly for CBC radio
1991-1995
2 23
Visions
Published in Compass.
1995
2 24
Making the Grade was College Tour
1991
2 25
Poetry - Iris Fingal
1990
2 26
Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore
Written in 1991. Published in Canadian Fiction Magazine in 1992.
1991-1992
2 27
A Trinity of Dancers
Written in 1991 and published in 1994.
1991, 1994
2 28
With the Continuing Ed Teacher
Written in 1992. Published in The Fiddlehead in 1994.
1992, 1994
2 29
Why I Love New Brunswick
Published in Canadian.
1992 June
2 30
CBC Arts National Talk Writing from Nowhere
Published in Atlanta Review.
1992 June
2 31
Story summaries submitted to NBTV drama
1996
2 32
Reviews
1989-1993
2 33
Miracle Bobo excerpt
undated
2 34
In the Cafeteria
Published in Fiddlehead.
1995
2 35
Audience Bridge
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1995
2 36
Inspiration
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1995
2 37
Did it Really Happen
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1995
2 38
A Lace Collar
1994 Spring
2 39
Overhead samples used to teach revision
1995
2 40
Faith and Fiction-Making: The Catholic Context
1995
2 41
Content of Character
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1995
2 42
Scene
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1995
2 43
Dialogue
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1995
2 44
Composing a Story
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1996
2 45
Rejection Revision
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1996
2 46
Convo Address St. John
Address given at the convocation of the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Printed in The New Brunswick Reader.
1997 October 17
2 47
Voice
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1997 January 4
2 48
Seeking Shadows
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1997 July
2 49
Distance
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1997 August 9
2 50
Echoes
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1998 July 18
2 51
Life into Fiction
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1998 December
2 52
Family Secrets New Brunswick Review
1995 June
2 53
New Brunswick Review On Discarding Books
1998 February
2 54
New Brunswick Review By the Pool
1998 July
2 55
Over Tea
undated
2 56
Gerry's Class - On Writing an Essay - Willamette University
1999 Spring
2 57
Reading on Water
1997
2 58
New Brunswick Review Small Things
1997 December
2 59
Missing Phoebe On Discarding Books
Revised in January 1995. Formerly titled The Art of Compromise.
1995 January
2 60
Finding the Story Published at Linfield
1980
2 61
New Brunswick Review Essays
1995-2001
2 62
Of Piety and Pain
1999
2 63
Name Game
Written for "Writer's Cramp."
1998 February
2 64
Midnight Clear
undated
2 65
Thru a Glass Darkly
1999 December
2 66
Watch what you don't say New Brunswick Review
2001
2 67
Shut the Door I'm Trying to Think - PDX librarians
2000 April
2 68
New Brunswick Review A Writer's Strange Place
2000 April
2 69
Shut the Door I'm Trying to Think New Brunswick Review
2000 July 8
2 70
Northrup Frye Festival talk and notes
2000 August 29 - 30
2 71
Ten verbs for fiction writers
1997 April 5
2 72
Columns for New Brunswick Reader (Copies)
1995-1997
2 73
Needs and Seeds New Brunswick Reader
2000 March 4
2 74
On Discarding Books
undated
2 75
A Place of Safety New Brunswick Reader
1999 July
2 76
Magazines featuring Ann Copeland
1990-1996
Subseries B: ABCs of Writing Fiction
The ABCs of Writing Fiction is a compilation of tips for writing fiction. Materials in this subseries cover Furtwangler's process of writing a book. Included are Furtwangler's original proposal, notes, and correspondence with editor Jack Heffron.
1994-1996
Box Folder
3 1
Notes for book proposal
undated
3 2
ABC Planning
undated
3 3
Bibliography for ABCs
undated
4 1
Press Releases
1996
4 2
ABC's
Proposal - good copy and correspondence with story.
1995 January - June
4 3
Correspondence on marketing ABC's U.S. and Canada
1995-1996
4 4
Rights - ABC's (Canadian) and U.S.
1995 April - June
4 5
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 6
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 7
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 8
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 9
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 10
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 11
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 12
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 13
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 14
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 15
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 16
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 17
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 18
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 19
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 20
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 21
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 22
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 23
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 24
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 25
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 26
ABC revisions
1994-1995
4 27
ABC revisions
1994-1995
Subseries C: Apron Strings
Contains drafts of the novel begun in 1990 and restarted in 1993. Apron Strings was never completed.
1990-1993
Box Folder
5 1
Apron Strings
1990, 1993
5 2
Apron Strings
1990, 1993
Subseries F: At Peace
At Peace was Furtwangler's first published collection of stories. This subseries comprises a complete set of drafts for this work. At Peace was edited by Canadian author, writer, and editor John Metcalf.
1979
Box Folder
6 1
At Peace draft
circa 1979
6 2
At Peace draft
circa 1979
6 3
At Peace draft
circa 1979
Subseries D: The Golden Thread
The Golden Thread is a collection of eleven stories about a young nun. It was a finalist for the 1990 Governor-General's Award. Materials in this subseries document how Furtwangler published a book with New York publisher, Viking, in 1990.
1990
Box Folder
5 3
Original manuscript and Galleys for The Golden Thread
1990
5 4
Original manuscript and Galleys for The Golden Thread
1990
5 5
Author's Galleys of The Golden Thread
1990
5 6
Author's Galleys of The Golden Thread
1990
Subseries E: Gift
Materials include background notes and drafts of Furtwangler's novel, Gift. Gift is set in Boston and New Brunswick. It is the story of a musically gifted mother, Felice, of a partially deaf child, Oliver. Furtwangler's preparatory work for this novel involved studying American Sign Language.
1979-2010
Box Folder
3 4
Background material for House of Wisdom and Gift
circa 1979
6 4
Miscellaneous
1990-2010
6 5
Working Copy
1991
6 6
Pastor revisions
1991
6 7
Bobo revision 3
1991
6 8
With the Dawn Rejoicing - Final Draft
1990
6 9
Tu Reve
undated
6 10
1st person Sing
1992
6 11
Revision notes
1990-1991
6 12
With the Dawn Rejoicing
1990
6 13
Sing. (Singapore) Earlier Drafts
1990-1997
6 14
Jasmine/Chantal; Sing Earlier Versions
1990
6 15
BOBO Earlier Drafts
1989
6 16
Gift - Genealogy and Notes
1991-1997
6 17
Gift - Draft (1 of 3)
1990-1997
6 18
Gift - Draft (2 of 3)
1990-1997
6 19
Gift - Draft (3 of 3)
1990-1997
Subseries F: House of Wisdom
This subseries contains drafts of Furtwangler's unpublished novel House of Wisdom. She started the novel in 1983, and restarted it in 2003.
1970-2004
Box Folder
3 4
Background material for House of Wisdom and Gift
circa 1983
6 20
House of Wisdom Background Material
Includes magazines, pamphlets and newspapers.
1971-1986
6 21
Catholic University
Includes research materials, outlines and synopses.
undated
6 22
Background materials for House of Wisdom
Includes research materials, outlines and synopses.
undated
6 23
Early Synopses of Novel
Includes research materials, outlines and synopses.
circa 1983
6 24
Outlines for novel
Includes research materials, outlines and synopses.
circa 1983
6 25
House of Wisdom draft (1 of 4)
circa 1986
6 26
House of Wisdom draft (2 of 4)
circa 1986
6 27
House of Wisdom draft (3 of 4)
circa 1986
6 28
House of Wisdom draft (4 of 4)
circa 1986
7 1
First Version - House of Wisdom, Pre-cuts I (1 of 3)
circa 1979
7 2
First Version - House of Wisdom, Pre-cuts I (2 of 3)
circa 1979
7 3
First Version - House of Wisdom, Pre-cuts I (3 of 3)
circa 1979
7 4
House of Wisdom, Pre-cut version II (1 of 3)
1996
7 5
House of Wisdom, Pre-cut version II (2 of 3)
1996
7 6
House of Wisdom, Pre-cut version II (3 of 3)
1996
7 7
Part of revised House of Wisdom (1 of 2)
2003
7 8
Part of revised House of Wisdom (2 of 2)
2003
7 9
New copy of revised H. Wisdom (1 of 3)
2003
7 10
New copy of revised H. Wisdom (2 of 3)
2003
7 11
New copy of revised H. Wisdom (3 of 3)
2003
7 12
Last shot at revising House of Wisdom (1 of 2)
2002-2003
7 13
Last shot at revising House of Wisdom (2 of 2)
2002-2003
7 14
Draft - House of Wisdom (1 of 2)
undated
7 15
Draft - House of Wisdom (2 of 2)
undated
7 16
Draft - House of Wisdom, Part three to seven
undated
7 17
Draft - House of Wisdom, Part eight to end
undated
7 18
House of Wisdom, revised chapter 31
2004
7 19
House of Wisdom, chapters 1-10
undated
7 20
House of Wisdom, chapters 11-21
undated
7 21
House of Wisdom, chapters 22-31
undated
7 22
House of Wisdom, chapters 32-end
undated
7 23
List of efforts to publish House of Wisdom
1984-1986
7 24
House of Wisdom including letters from BK (Barbara Kouts) and publishers
1983-1988
7 25
Notes here may help to establish sequence in 2003 revision of House of Wisdom
2002
8 1
Ancient parts of House of Wisdom
circa 1980
8 2
Background materials and outline for House of Wisdom
circa 1980
Subseries G: Partially completed works
1977-1997
Box Folder
8 3
The Poet Returns
1986
8 4
River man helps Alzheimer's Patients (Music and Memories Program)
undated
8 5
Novel material
undated
8 6
Bits and pieces
undated
8 7
Malcolm novel notes
undated
8 8
Tenure Track
undated
8 9
Bequest (Verda)
undated
8 10
Circus
circa 1978-1988
8 11
Free association writing
1977-1980
8 12
Poetry
undated
8 13
Ideas and beginnings Good
undated
8 14
Story ideas non-novel
undated
8 15
Missing Phoebe
1997
8 16
August 6
undated
8 17
Web on my Window
undated
8 18
Transplanting
undated
8 19
Distant
undated
8 20
Rebecoming Mother
1988 May
8 21
Recycling
undated
8 22
Dream Fragment
undated
8 23
Hero (novella)
undated
8 24
Windy and Marvel Marsh
undated
8 25
Warner
undated
8 26
Baby Lady
undated
8 27
Canonization Material
undated
8 28
On the Stove, Stirring, Exile
1988 June
8 29
Alma Mater
undated
8 30
Women
undated
8 31
In Her Own Right
undated
8 32
Dun Aengus
undated
8 33
Arrested
undated
8 34
Beginnings including shower story
undated
8 35
Bilingual
undated
8 36
Duet
undated
8 37
Acadian, Sacknite
undated
8 38
Beginnings of stories
undated
8 39
Underway
undated
8 40
Screenplay writing
undated
8 41
Ann Copeland book covers
1978, 1989, 1996

Series II:  Published writing, 1975-2007Return to Top

This series comprises Furtwangler's published works in books, journals, and anthologies.

Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Works by Ann Copeland
1978-2007
Box Volume
9 1
The ABC's of Writing Fiction
1996
9 2
The ABC's of Writing Fiction
1996
9 3
At Peace
1978
9 4
The Back Room
1979
9 5
The Back Room
1979
9 6
Courting the Shy Thought
2007
9 7
Earthen Vessels
1984
9 8
The Golden Thread
1989
9 9
The Golden Thread
1989
9 10
Season of Apples
1996
9 11
Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore
1994
9 12
Season of Apples
1996
Subseries B: Anthologies
1986-1991
Box Volume
9 13
Best Maritime Short Stories
1988
9 14
Gute Wanderschaft mein Bruder: Eine kanadische Anthologie
1986
9 15
Gute Wanderschaft mein Bruder: Eine kanadische Anthologie
1986
9 16
The Oberon Reader
1991
Subseries C: Journals
1975-2000
Box Volume
9 17
Atlanta Review
1995 Spring
9 18
Atlanta Review
1995 Spring
9 19
The black fly review
1982 Spring
9 20
The black fly review
1982 Spring
9 21
Casements
1981 Spring
9 22
Casements
1981 Spring
9 23
Canadian Fiction Magazine
1975 Summer
9 24
Canadian Fiction Magazine
1976 Summer
9 25
Canadian Fiction Magazine
1992
9 26
Clackamas Literary Review
1999 Spring
9 27
Cross Currents
1997 Summer
9 28
The Fiddlehead
1987 Winter
9 29
The Fiddlehead
1987 Winter
10 1
The Fiddlehead
1990 Spring
10 2
The Fiddlehead
1990 Spring
10 3
The Fiddlehead
1992 Summer
10 4
Grail
1994 March - June
10 5
Grail
1996 March
10 6
Grail
1996 March
10 7
Green Mountains Review
1994 Spring/Summer
10 8
The Long Story
1984 Spring
10 9
Matrix
1988 Fall
10 10
The Nashwaak Review
1996 Fall
10 11
The New Quarterly
1987 Spring/Summer
10 12
The Ontario Review
1978 Spring/Summer
10 13
Oxford Magazine
1987 Spring/Summer
10 14
Palo Alto Review
1995 Spring
10 15
Room of One's Own
1982
10 16
Snapdragon
1982 Fall
10 17
Southwest Review
1985 Spring
10 18
Southwest Review
1987 Autumn
10 19
Southwest Review
1987 Autumn
10 20
The Texas Quarterly
1976 Spring
10 21
Turnstile
1993
10 22
Under the Sun
2000 Summer
10 23
University of Windsor Review
1987 Spring/Summer
10 24
Western Humanities Review
1975 Summer
10 25
Willow Springs
1998 January

Series III:  Promotion and publicity, 1974-1999Return to Top

This series includes publicity about Furtwangler's books, as well as Furtwangler's efforts to promote her writing. Included are Furtwangler's records of each submission made to prospective publishers, book reviews, and newspaper articles about Furtwangler and her books. Also included are scrapbooks of photographs, newspaper clippings, and book tour itineraries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 42
Submission Record I
Notebooks containing lists of manuscripts, who they were sent to, any comments made.
1974-1981
8 43
Submission Record II
Notebooks containing lists of manuscripts, who they were sent to, any comments made.
1983-1985
8 44
Submission Record III
Notebooks containing lists of manuscripts, who they were sent to, any comments made.
1987-1990
8 45
Submission Record IV
Notebooks containing lists of manuscripts, who they were sent to, any comments made.
1993-1999
8 46
Writing: Income/Expenses
1981-1991
11 1
Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore
Scrapbook of promotional materials about Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore. Materials include newspaper clippings, book tour itineraries, photographs, and letters from fans.
1974-1999
11 2
Scrapbook I
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about At Peace and The Back Room.
1977-1980
11 3
Scrapbook II
Scrapbook containing book reviews, newspaper articles about Furtwangler, notices of promotional events including short stories featured on CBC Radio, and postcards from Idaho.
1980-1986
11 4
Scrapbook III Idaho
Scrapbook of photographs taken while Furtwangler was a guest instructor teaching fiction writing at the University of Idaho. Includes photographs of the Moscow Mardi Gras parade about which Furtwangler wrote a short story which was later published in Earthen Vessels. Also includes a University of Idaho photograph album.
1983
11 5
Scrapbook IV
Scrapbook of materials referencing Furtwangler's time as Bemidji State University author in residence and visiting fiction writer at Wichita State University. Also includes articles about Furtwangler and reviews of her books.
1984-1988
12 1
Rejection placemats
During her first few years of writing, Furtwangler placed her rejection letters in placemats and ate supper on them.
1975-1979
12 2
Rejection placemats
During her first few years of writing, Furtwangler placed her rejection letters in placemats and ate supper on them.
1975-1979
12 3
Scrapbook The Golden Thread
Includes publicity and promotional material for The Golden Thread. Also includes a map of Furtwangler's book tour route.
1989-1990
12 4
Televising of Second Spring
Photographs taken during the filming of Letter from Francis based on Furtwangler's short story Second Springpublished in Earthen Vessels.
1992 July 20-25
5 6
Second Spring TV screenplay etc.
Photographs taken during the filming of Letter from Francis based on Furtwangler's short story Second Spring published in Earthen Vessels.
1992 July
13
Scrapbook The ABC's of Writing Fiction
Includes publicity and promotional material for The ABC's of Writing Fiction.
1996
Folder
14 1
Season of Apples
1994-1997
14 2
Various FAILED arrangements for S.S. collections
1992-1993
14 3
Fiction Gala and ABC's reviews
1994-1997
14 4
Address lists
circa 1991
14 5
List for PR - Ann Copeland books
undated
14 6
St. Jerome's Waterloo
1995
14 7
Rejections and Acceptances worth saving
1981-1986
14 8
Miami speech - Sacred Heart Academy
1978 January 27
14 9
My submissions for short story collection - US/Canada
1987
14 10
Workshops
1981-1996
14 11
Canadian marketing of Vigil
1994
14 12
Letter from Francis filming and correspondence
1992-1993
14 13
N. B. Seasons
circa 1991
14 14
Correspondence/report - New Zealand
1991
14 15
US Tour - The Golden Thread
1991
14 16
Submissions
1995-1996
14 17
Reviews, marketing SBSS (Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore)
1994
14 18
Correspondence after publication in Cross Currents
1997
14 19
Clippings, reviews SBSS (Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore)
1994 Fall
14 20
Clippings, reviews The Golden Thread
1989
14 21
Reviews Season of Apples
1985-1997
14 22
Reviews At Peace, Back Room, Earthen Vessels
1985-1997

Series IV:  Teaching materials, 1966-2014Return to Top

This series contains the exercises, outlines, and notes Furtwangler used for teaching workshops and university courses. Also included are collections of stories from students in workshops and courses.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 47
Workshop notes
undated
8 48
For writing workshops - useful for limbering up
undated
14 23
What's Wrong With Your Story
1976
14 24
Hodgins on Writing Fiction
undated
14 25
Point of View, Checklist for Exercise
undated
14 26
Munro - What is Real?
1982
14 27
A.C. Writer Talks incl. helpful material for talks
1979, 1989
14 28
Hynes Correspondence and Course Syllabus (titled: Biblio. Useful for Teaching Occasionally)
1985, 1987
14 29
Scene-Interruption and Faulkner
undated
14 30
Dialogue and Notes
undated
14 31
Dialogue
1999
14 32
Personal Ads - Diction, Culture, and Class: Brit/US
1999
14 33
Rust Hills on Story
undated
14 34
Class Work
undated
14 35
Grammar/Usage
1970, 1996
14 36
Haystack
1999
14 37
Syllabi - Fiction Writing, Willamette
1996-1999
14 38
Sandra Scofield Workshop
1999
14 39
Haystack
1990-1997
14 40
Point of View (titled P of V) Exercises
undated
14 41
Sketch, Incident, Anecdote
undated
14 42
Fiction Workshop - Craig Lesley
undated
14 43
Poetry Workshop - J. Bertolino
1999
14 44
Endings
1998
14 45
Memory - Lydia Davis Exercise
undated
14 46
Material from Christine Hemp
1997
14 47
Dubious - Showing Movement Process
undated
14 48
Looking from the Side
undated
14 49
Imagery-detail, "Seeing"
circa 1980
14 50
Grammar, Excellent
1997
14 51
Bemidji '07 - Northwoods Conference (label crossed out)
2007
14 52
Talk at Camp Casey
2007
14 53
4 Step Mix + Match exercise
circa 1996-1999
14 54
Helps to Story-Making
undated
14 55
Dialogue - Excerpt from "Cathedral"
undated
14 56
Feeding In Exercises
undated
14 57
Tanzan and Ekido
undated
14 58
Non-Fiction - Camp Casey
2007
14 59
Remembering Exercise
undated
14 60
Scene - Show, Don't Tell Conflict
undated
14 61
Sin - Endings
undated
14 62
Sandra Scofield Exercises
undated
14 63
Composing for Claire
2006
14 64
Materials for Camp Casey
circa 2006
14 65
Hugh Ogden - Guggie Applic.
1998
14 66
Fargo (Reference for grad school for Matt Fargo)
2001-2002
14 67
Haystack
1998
14 68
Limbering Up Exercises
undated
14 69
James on Subject + Vision
undated
14 70
Portfolio Directions
1997-1999
14 71
Wm. Trevor Story
1997
14 72
Naming + Writing
undated
14 73
Dialogue
undated
14 74
A. Munro - What is Real
1982
14 75
Rabbits - Millstone, Running Blind - Averill, and The Wig
undated
14 76
Tanzan + Ekido (duplicate)
undated
14 77
Gary Larsen
1991
14 78
Dialogue - Secret Exercise
undated
14 79
Publishing/Myth/Reality
1996-1999
14 80
PIX to Make Stories From
circa 1997
14 81
Szymborska
undated
14 82
Running Blind - Averill
undated
14 83
Action in Fiction
undated
14 84
Grace Paley
undated
14 85
Fixed/Moving Action
undated
14 86
Source: Anything can serve! Challenges to make a S.S.
undated
14 87
Beginnings
undated
14 88
Useful Bibliography
undated
14 89
Point of View exercise
undated
14 90
Naming - NBR
1998
14 91
Setting/Character Detail
undated
14 92
Time-Sequence
undated
14 93
Presenting Character
undated
14 94
Time - Small Unit
undated
14 95
Plot
undated
14 96
Revision - My Story
undated
14 97
Sin - Beginnings
1989
14 98
Rejection
undated
14 99
Rules for Critiquing
undated
14 100
Plot
undated
14 101
Samples from Writers' Cramp
1995-2000
14 102
Chekhov's advice (letters)
undated
14 103
Revision
undated
14 104
Inspirational Quotes
circa 1998
14 105
Plot
undated
14 106
Misc. Student Examples
undated
14 107
Beginnings
undated
14 108
Remembering - Exercises
undated
14 109
Revision
undated
14 110
Visualizing (Hemingway) - Detail, Image
undated
14 111
Character - Questions about fleshing out
undated
14 112
Scene-Making
undated
14 113
Incident Alters Character
undated
14 114
Fiction Writing
circa 1997
14 115
@Non-Fiction Bemidji
1989, 2007
14 116
Poetry, Fiction Writing, and Non Fiction (titled Poems)
undated
14 117
Gift from New Brunswick Writers' Breakfast
Collection of stories written by members of the writers' breakfast.
1996
15 1
Excerpt from "Miracle" by Ann Copeland
circa 1995-2014
15 2
Teaching notes for fiction writing and classes in lit. (from binder)
undated
15 3
Teaching notes for fiction writing and classes in lit. (from binder)
undated
15 4
Patrick White - Syllabus, Study Questions
1998
15 5
P. White - Voss
circa 1997-1998
15 6
Patrick White and Ann's thoughts in Europe and thereafter
1998
15 7
P. White - Vivisector
1998
15 8
P. White - Solid Mandala
circa 1998
15 9
Patrick White - Fringe of Leaves
circa 1997
15 10
Post-Modernism
undated
15 11
Chekhov
undated
15 12
Joyce Portrait
undated
15 13
Useful Material on The Novel
1984
15 14
Teaching Tricks (Robin)
1997
15 15
Genres: Good Overview
undated
15 16
World Literature
1966
15 17
Lawrence
undated
15 18
Kafka
1966, 1972
15 19
Background on English Novel
undated
15 20
Timeline - Munro, Circle of Prayer
1996
15 21
Basic Terms: Symbol, etc.
undated
15 22
Grammar
undated
15 23
Grammar Proofing Outlines
undated
15 24
S & W Quizzes
undated
15 25
Second Spring
undated
15 26
Side-Lighting by Andrea Eaker
undated
15 27
Imaginative Writing Fiction with Ann Copeland
1999 Spring
15 28
A Journal and a Story by Jeremiah Patterson
1999 Spring
15 29
Kara Karynn Dixon thesis
2000 April
15 30
Allusion - Student stories Willamette University
1999
15 31
Revision - Economy, Repetition, -ing
undated
15 32
Fictional Stew
undated
15 33
Munro - What is Real?
1982
15 34
Rejection
undated
15 35
Endings
1998
15 36
Incident/Character/Significance
undated
15 37
Fictional Stew
undated
15 38
Reading a Picture - Seeing
undated
15 39
Action
undated
15 40
"The Train" - Carver's continuation of Cheever's 5: 48
undated
15 41
Anecdote vs. Story
1999
15 42
Prompts
1983
15 43
Creating Rejection Resistant Novel
1982

Series V:  Hallie Ford chair, 1994-1999Return to Top

The Hallie Brown Ford Chair in English began in the fall of 1996 with Furtwangler holding the first position. As Chair, Furtwangler supported campus literary events and brought distinguished writers to the Willamette campus. Each Chair holds their term for three years. This series contains documents Furtwangler gathered while she was Chair including publicity materials, planning for events, and her reflections on her years as Chair.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 44
HBF (Hallie Brown Ford) - Inaugural
1996 November 7
15 45
Correspondence to HBF (Hallie Brown Ford) sponsored writers
Reflections on first two years as Hallie Brown Ford chair.
1996-1999
15 46
Correspondence to HBF (Hallie Brown Ford) sponsored writers
Reflections on first two years as Hallie Brown Ford chair.
1996-1999
15 47
Herrington Project - West
1998
15 48
Ford Chair - contains a complete listing of all Ford Chair activities
1996-1997
15 49
J Budenz
undated
15 50
Gerald Burns (Hallie Brown Ford) HBF
1997
15 51
HBF (Hallie Brown Ford) Chair Gala - Speech
1997 November 7
15 52
Copeland in Salem, at Willamette University Hallie Brown Ford
1997
15 53
Oregon Book Awards
1997
15 54
Job Applications including Willamette
1994
15 55
Chemeketa Reading
1997 February 6
15 56
University of New Brunswick Saint John Convocation
1997
15 57
Talks, Lectures etc. Oregon Book Award
1997
15 58
Mailing Lists, writers Hallie Brown Ford
undated
15 59
HBF (Hallie Brown Ford) - My Yearly Reviews
1996-1999
16
Publicity HBF (Hallie Brown Ford)
1996-1999

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Fiction
  • Corporate Names :
  • Willamette University
  • Geographical Names :
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • manuscripts for publication