A Guide to the Ian Frazier Papers, 1960-1987 (Bulk: 1980-1987)
Essayist and journalist Ian Frazier was born in 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated in 1973 with a B.A. from Harvard University. Frazier has served as a staff writer for New Yorker magazine, and has published several books of humorous essays. In 1983, Frazier wrote a biographical essay on SWT alumna Ponce Cruse Evans, author of the syndicated newspaper column, “Hints from Heloise”. The essay, “Nobody Better, and Better than Nobody”, appeared in New Yorker, and later in a book by the same name of Frazier’s essays.
Heloise Cruse Ponce was born April 15, 1952, in Waco, Texas, and graduated from SWTSU with a B.S. in Mathematics. Her mother, Heloise Cruse, wrote a newspaper column and published several books featuring household hints in the 1960s and 1970s. Heloise Cruse Ponce has followed in her mother’s footsteps, writing the syndicated column “Hints from Heloise”, a daily and Sunday feature, appearing in more than 500 newspapers in 20 countries, and had published numerous books filled with household hints. Ponce resides in San Antonio, Texas.
Books, manuscripts, sheet music, galleys, handwritten notes, and photographs in this collection relate primarily to Frazier’s 1983 biographical essay on SWT alumna Ponce Cruse Evans, author of the syndicated newspaper column, “Hints from Heloise”. Photographs and clippings relate to both Heloise Cruse Ponce, and her mother, Heloise Cruse. Dates range from 1981-1989. Books from this collection have been cataloged separately.
Open for research.
Gift donated by Ian Frazier, 1990.
Processed by Amanda Oates, 1999.
Dating Your Mom. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1986; Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1987; Great Plains. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1989; Family. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1994; and They Went : The Art and Craft of Travel Writing. Boston: Houghton publishing, 1991. (contributor)
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