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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Sheet Music:

Bound Volumes:

Lyrics for Greenfield Bowie music:

Compact discs (CDs):

Nona Blanchard's lyrics work folders, with cassettes of Greenfield Bowie songs:

Other publications, bound volumes, and artwork:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Nona Blanchard Papers, 1964-2014



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blanchard, Nona
Title: Blanchard, Nona, Papers
Dates: 1964-2014
Abstract: Poetry, bound volumes, lyrics, sheet music, CD’s, and artwork, comprise the Nona Blanchard Papers, 1964-2014, documenting Blanchard’s activities as a poet, author, and lyricist in Austin, Texas.
Accession No.: 2006-264, 2006-279; 2007-014, 2007-209, 2008-187, 2009-039; 2009-352; 2010-177; 2010-306; 2011-039; 2011-372; 2012-102; 2012-184; 2013-164; 2014-071; 2014-099; 2014-183
Extent: 2 ft., 9 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Nona Blanchard, a native of West Texas, now lives in Austin, Texas, and writes poetry, prose, music and lyrics. Additionally, she has served as a president of the Austin Poetry Society. She formerly worked for the University of Texas Foreign Language Education Center.

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Scope and Contents

Poetry, bound volumes, lyrics, sheet music, CD’s, and artwork comprise the Nona Blanchard Papers, 1964-2014, and document Blanchard’s activities as a poet and lyricist in Austin, Texas. The collection relates to Blanchard’s work with artist Greenfield Bowie, including lyrics; sheet music; CD’s, the cover artwork by Blanchard; and her lyric work files, comprised of annotated drafts and notes. Additionally, the papers document much of her literary career and contain a copy of the Texas Observer, in which a copy of her poem "Abbreviated Epitaph" was published in 2007.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Blanchard, Nona--Archives.
Bowie, Greenfield
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Poetry Society (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects
Lyricists--Texas.
Poets--Texas.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nona Blanchard Papers, 1964-2014, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Subsequent revisions were made by Megan Mummey, August 2010, Evan Usler, March 2011, Maria Soscia, December 2011, and Evan Hocker, 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Sheet Music:

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2.325/E454a "How’d You Get Me Under Your Spell?"
"Baby, Baby"
"Kiss Me, Kiss Me"
"Puff and Spot"
"When You Look At Me"
"Maybe"
"Turn Down the Lights"
"I Don’t Blame You"

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Bound Volumes:

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2.325/E454a Precis, Vol. 1, 2005
Snapshots, 2004
Collected Poems, Vol 1, 1958-2004, 2004
Space to See Far, Far Across, 2001
(published in) Time Exposure, 2006
Patches of Light, 1977
Walking Softly, 1980
First Collection, 1964
Spitting into the Wind, 1978
Loose Change, 1989
My Captain, 2004
Scenes from a West Texas Childhood, 1982
Impressions of a Gajiin Wife, 2002-2004
In the Garden: A Collection of Poems, 2007
(published in) Austin Poetry Society: Golden Jubilee Anthology, 1949-1999, 2000
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2.325/F84 Found in a Canyon, 2007
Precis, Vol. 2, 2007
(published in) Texas Poetry Calendar, 2008
(published in) Texas Observer, "Abbreviated Epitaph," October 5, 2007
Now then. There, there, now, by Nona Blanchard, 2008
Another City. Another Room, by Nona Blanchard, 2009
(published in) Reflections: An Anthology in Celebration of Austin Poetry Society’s 60th Anniversary, 2009
Collected Poems , Vol. 2, August 2004-2009, 2010
(removed from binder)
Pastiche: By your leave, by Nona Blanchard 2010
(published in) Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, by Nona Blanchard 2010

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Lyrics for Greenfield Bowie music:

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2.325/454a Sultry Nights, 1997-2003
Gifts from the Muse, 2004

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Compact discs (CDs):

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2.325/B10 Earthtones, Greenfield Bowie, with N. Blanchard's artwork, 2000
Hill Country Ragtime, Greenfield Bowie, with N. Blanchard's artwork, 2001

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Nona Blanchard's lyrics work folders, with cassettes of Greenfield Bowie songs:

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2.325/B10 "Make a Wish: The Gardner's Song," 1996, 2003
"Why Can't This Love Be Fair?, " 1996
"Possibilities," 2004
"Playtime Pal," 1991
"Pick Me Up At Eight," 1994
"Ride the Carousel," 1989
"'Till the End of Our Time," 1979
"When I Look Back," 1990
"What Kind of Fool Would Be Your Girl?" 1992
"What Am I To Do With You?" 1997
"Without Me You Will Only Have the Night," 1996
"Kiss Me, Kiss Me" 2003
"Puff and Spot" 2003
"Remind Me To Remember" 1996
"Turn Down the Lights (Come Dance With Me)" 1996
"When You Look at Me" 1997
"When You Tell Me You Love Me" 1998
"You Are Heaven-Sent," 1994
"How'd You Me Under Your Spell?" 1996
"Baby, Baby" 1998
"Apple Pie and Ice Cream," 1996
"Adieu," 1991
"All the Days of My Life," 1989
"Are You The One?," 2005
"Maybe," 1994
"BLT," 1996
"Ballad of Allyé Mogret"
"Days Are Rushing Past," 1989
"I'm Here" 1998
"I Love the Way You Hold Me" 1997
"I Don't Blame You" 1996
"Holiday Plans," 1996
"I Wonder Where You Are Tonight," 1992
"I Start and End With You," 1996

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Other publications, bound volumes, and artwork:

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2.325/J56 Enabling: Reflections Upon Family Vignettes, November 2011 (CD and hard copy)
Photostat of one of Blanchard’s poems printed in the Austin Chronicle, September 30, 2011
“Best Austin Poetry,” Austin Poetry Society, 2010-2011
Texas Poetry Calendar, 2012
Secrets from an Old Trunk, 2012
Would It Be The Same Without A Love of Words? 2012
The Asylum Collection, 2013
Managing a Condominium, 2013
Collected Poems, Vol. 3, 2010-2012
In Fee Simple, 2014
Behind the Scrim, 2014
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2.325/H106 The House on Holiday Lane: A Memoir, 2014
A One Gas Station Place, 2014
Notebook of original artwork, 2006
Copyrights to Blanchard’s works

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