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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Books Published

Detailed Description of the Collection

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A Guide to the Ian Frazier Papers, 1960-1987 (Bulk: 1980-1987)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Frazier, Ian
Title: Ian Frazier Papers
Dates: 1960-1987 (Bulk: 1980-1987)
Abstract: 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”.
Extent: 10 folders (.25 linear feet)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Content Note

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

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Index Terms

Frazier, Ian--Manuscripts.
Heloise.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift donated by Ian Frazier, 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Oates, 1999.

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 Books Published 

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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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

The inventory for this collection is currently unavailable. Please contact the Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos for more information regarding this collection.

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