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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1. Personal Files, 1894-2008

2. Writings, 1963-2008

3. Other Projects, 1960-2008

4. Teaching, 1970s-2000s

5. Public Appearances, 1970s-2000s

6. Subject Files, 1970s-2000s

7. Photographs, Audiovisual Materials, and Electronic Media, 1960s-2000s

8. Works by Others, 1960s-2000s

Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 2008-073)

Addition of January 2009 (Acc. 2009-007)

Addition of June 2009 (Accession 2009-034)

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Naomi Shihab Nye Papers, 1894-2009 (bulk 1970-2008)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nye, Naomi Shihab
Title: Naomi Shihab Nye Papers
Dates: 1894-2009 (bulk 1970-2008)
Creator Abstract: Naomi Shihab Nye has published several books of poetry, writings for children, and the young adult novel Habibi, and wrote as a columnist for Organica: A Magazine of Art and Activism. Nye has also worked as a visiting writer in schools at all grade levels. Her university teaching experience includes the University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2001, Nye received a presidential appointment to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has won several awards, including four Pushcart Prizes and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was a National Book Award Finalist in 2002.
Content Abstract: Collection includes the typescripts, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and other pre-publication forms of the writings of poet and writer Naomi Shihab Nye. Writings include early and revised drafts of poems, essays, and other writings. Published work is supplemented by hundreds of unpublished poems. These working papers are accompanied by notebooks dating back to Nye's high school years, an extensive correspondence file with authors, editors, publishers, family members and fans, copies of her publications in book form, and her contributions to books and journals. Also present is extensive material about Nye, including audiovisual materials, work relating to her teaching in public schools, and photographs.
Identification: MS 159
Extent: 53.6 linear feet (96 Boxes + 5 oversized Box and 1 oversized folder)
Language: Materials are chiefly in English, with some materials in Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, French, Japanese, Turkish, and Hebrew.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Naomi Shihab Nye, born 1952 of a Palestinian father and American mother, grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.) in 1974 and is married to photographer Michael Nye. She has published several books of poetry, writings for children, and the young adult novel Habibi, and wrote as a columnist for Organica: A Magazine of Art and Activism. Nye has also worked as a visiting writer in schools at all grade levels. Her university teaching experience includes the University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2001, Nye received a presidential appointment to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has won several awards, including four Pushcart Prizes and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was a National Book Award Finalist in 2002.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes the typescripts, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and other pre-publication forms of the writings of poet and writer Naomi Shihab Nye. Writings include early and revised drafts of poems, essays, and other writings. Published work is supplemented by hundreds of unpublished poems. These working papers are accompanied by notebooks dating back to Nye's high school years, an extensive correspondence file with authors, editors, publishers, family members and fans, copies of her publications in book form, and her contributions to books and journals. Also present is extensive material about Nye, including audiovisual materials, work relating to her teaching in public schools, and photographs.

The Personal Files Series includes biographical information pertaining to Nye and her family, write-ups of public events, Nye's personal correspondence (letters, emails, greeting cards, faxes, invitations, and other correspondence), Nye's appointment books and calendars, awards and honors (diplomas, certificates, plaques, and other awards and honors), and various ephemera, textiles, and other materials documenting the personal life of Naomi Shihab Nye.

The Writings Series includes typescripts, manuscripts, manuscript notes, correspondence, journals, coursework, and other writings by Naomi Shihab Nye. Nye's writings include various book projects, including her editing work and work in anthologies, published and unpublished poetry and prose, and work for textbooks. Also includes material pertaining to administrative aspects of Nye's writing, such as financial and legal materials, contracts, royalty statements, and publicity and reviews.

The Other Projects Series documents Nye's work on projects outside the domain of writing or teaching.

The Teaching Series includes materials pertaining to workshops, visiting lectureships or other visiting appointments, and Nye's involvement with the Writers in the Schools / Poet-in-the-Schools teaching program. Materials include teaching materials, correspondence, and other materials.

The Public Appearances Series documents Nye's public appearances at libraries, bookstores, professional conferences, and other events. Includes event announcements, posters, and correspondence.

The Subject Files Series includes general vertical file materials, collected by Nye, about other writers, artists, and friends. Also includes files on specific topics including Arab-Americans/Middle East Conflict, San Antonio, and other subjects.

The Photographs, Audiovisual Materials, and Electronic Media Series includes photographs of Nye, Nye's family and friends, public events, and other subjects. Photographs have been identified or categorized by Nye. Also includes videocassettes, audiocassettes, CDs, floppy disks, and other materials.

The Works by Others Series includes creative works by other writers and artists. Works are chiefly unpublished. Includes some work of Nye's students and family. Document types include manuscripts, pamphlets, correspondence, and other materials.

The Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 2008-073) comprises correspondence, newsletters, poetry, a draft of I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?, clippings, poetry book drafts: The Giving of Pears, manuscript by Marguerite Bouvard entitled The Unpredictability of Lights, greeting cards, CDs, and photographs.

The Addition of January 2009 (Acc. 2009-007) comprises correspondence, poetry and other writings, Nye’s draft of "Introduction to Taxi," and works by other authors, including drafts, CDs, a DVD of photos, newspaper clippings, newspapers, programs, and event advertisements.

The Addition of June 2009 (Acc. 2009-034) spans the years 2003 through 2009 and includes poetry, brochures, postcards, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, programs, DVDs, a student writing handbook entitled Reader's Choice: Split Edition, Passport to Treasures conference material, Touching Tender Spots (an introduction, by Roberto Bonazzi, to the book of poetry Tender Spots), Write to Heal: The Undiscovered Self workshop material, Laurus: The Secret Issue, 2006-2007,El Navegante and one advertisement for a book signing, poster.

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Organization of Collection

Series 1. Personal Files
1.1. Biographical Materials
1.2. Personal Correspondence
1.3. Appointment Books and Calendars
1.4. Awards and Honors
1.5. Other Materials
Series 2. Writings
2.1. General Files
2.2. Book Projects
2.3. Coursework
2.4. Notes and Journals
2.5. Poetry
2.6. Prose
2.7. Work in Textbooks
2.8. Other Writings
Series 3. Other Projects
3.1. Audiovisual Projects
3.2. Community Involvement and Activism
3.3. Contributing Editorships
3.4. Judging
3.5. Music
3.6. Translation Projects
3.7. Assorted Projects
Series 4. Teaching
Series 5. Public Appearances
Series 6. Subject Files
6.1. People
6.2. Topics
Series 7. Photographs, Audiovisual Materials, and Electronic Media
Series 8. Works by Others
Series 9. Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 2008-073)
Series 10. Addition of January 2009 (Acc. 2009-007)
Series 11. Addition of June 2009 (Acc. 2009-034)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual material is closed to patron use.

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright retained by Naomi Shihab Nye. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Nye, Naomi Shihab--Archives.
Organizations
Trinity University (San Antonio, Tex.)--Alumni and alumnae.
Subjects
Poets, American--20th century.
Women--Texas--San Antonio.
Arab Americans--Texas.
Women authors, American--20th century.
Women poets--20th century.
Arab American poetry.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Audiovisual materials.
Correspondence.
Essays.
Manuscripts for publication.
Poetry.
Local Subjects
Literary/Literature
San Antonio Authors Collection
Women
Writers

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Related Material

Naomi Shihab Nye Collection, 1992-1999, Collection Number CLRC-1951, University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections. Finding Aid Available: http://special.lib.umn.edu/findaid/xml/CLRC-1951.xml (Accessed August 19, 2008)

Child's vest and assorted materials. Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, Michigan). See: http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/Making-An-Impact.id.305.htm (Accessed August 19, 2008)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Naomi Shihab Nye Papers, 1894-2009, MS 159, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a purchase from Naomi Shihab Nye in 2003-2009 (Acc. 2003-080, 2004-006, 2004-008, 2004-013, 2004-030, 2004-033, 2004-043, 2004-058, 2004-074, 2004-087, 2004-107, 2004-110, 2005-007, 2005-014, 2005-023, 2005-026, 2005-035, 2005-043, 2005-064, 2005-087, 2006-003, 2006-009, 2006-011, 2006-019, 2006-025, 2006-043, 2006-070, 2006-090, 2006-092, 2006-109, 2007-010, 2007-033, 2007-039, 2007-069, 2007-109, 2008-003, 2008-022, 2008-027, 2008-038, 2008-073, 2009-007, 2009-034).

Processing Information

Processed by Angela McClendon, Manuscripts Archivist, October 2008. Processing was aided by Naomi Shihab Nye, who worked with the processing archivist in June-August 2008 to identify documents and photographs.

Additions encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, December 2008, January 2009, June 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

1. Personal Files, 1894-2008

Series includes biographical information pertaining to Nye and her family, write-ups of public events, Nye's personal correspondence (letters, emails, greeting cards, faxes, invitations, and other correspondence), Nye's appointment books and calendars, awards and honors (diplomas, certificates, plaques, and other awards and honors), and various ephemera, textiles, and other materials documenting the personal life of Naomi Shihab Nye.
Arranged into five subseries: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Appointment Books and Calendars, Awards and Honors, and Other Materials.
1.1. Biographical Materials, 1894-2008
Includes newspaper and magazine articles, profiles, speech introductions, curriculum vitae, write-ups and announcements of public appearances, and other biographical materials related to Naomi Shihab Nye and her family members.
Arranged into two subseries: Naomi Shihab Nye and Family.
1.1.1. Naomi Shihab Nye, 1970-2008 and undated
Interviews and profiles, 1970-2008 and undated
Box Folder
1 1-5 1970-1996
Box Folder
2 1-5 1997-2003
Box Folder
3 1-5 2004-2008 and undated
Box Folder
4 1 Curriculum vitae and biographies written by Nye, 1974-2004 and undated
2 Biographies produced by agency or publisher, circa 1999-2004 and undated
3 Introductions of speeches (by other people), 1995-2007 and undated
4-7 Brief mentions of Naomi Shihab Nye, 1970s-1990s
Box Folder
5 1-4 Brief mentions of Naomi Shihab Nye, 2000s and undated
5 Other materials, 1989-2007 and undated
1.1.2. Family, 1894-2007 and undated
Includes biographical materials about Nye's son Madison Cloudfeather Nye, husband Michael Nye, brother Adlai Shihab, father Aziz Shihab, and other family members.
Box Folder
5 6 Family history (genealogical research), 1951-2004 and undated
Box Folder
6 1 Madison Cloudfeather Nye, 1986-2007
2 Michael Nye, 1985-2005 and undated
3 Adlai Shihab, 1978 and undated
4 Aziz Shihab, 1981-2007
5 Assorted family members, 1894-2004 and undated
1.2. Correspondence, 1931-2008
Includes incoming and outgoing letters, faxes, email printouts, greeting cards, and invitations among Naomi Shihab Nye, friends, acquaintances, family members, and other correspondents.
Arranged into 3 subseries: General, Family and Other Correspondence
1.2.1. General, 1967-2008
Includes general correspondence from friends and assorted correspondents. Other correspondence is located throughout the collection; correspondence attached to particular book projects, for example, will be found in Subseries 2.2., Book Projects.
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
6 6-9 1967-1984
Box Folder
7 1-5 1985-1990
Box Folder
8 1-6 1990-1996
Box Folder
9 1-5 1997-1999
Box Folder
10 1-5 2000-2001
Box Folder
11 1-4 2001-2002
Box Folder
12 1-5 2003-2004
Box Folder
13 1-5 2004-2005
Box Folder
14 1-6 2005-2006
Box Folder
15 1-3 2007-2008
4-6 Undated
Box Folder
16 1-5 Undated
Box Folder
17 1 Undated
1.2.2. Family, 1931-2007
Chiefly comprises correspondence among Nye and her parents, Aziz Shihab and Miriam Shihab. Also includes correspondence between Nye and her husband, Michael Nye, and letters from son Madison Nye, brother Adlai Shihab, and relative Elizabeth Nye Sorrell. Some correspondence, as noted, is among other family members, in which cases Nye is not one of the correspondents.
Box Folder
18 1-4 Letters from Naomi to parents Miriam and Aziz Shihab, 1971-2001 and undated
5 Letters from parents Miriam and Aziz Shihab to Naomi and her family, 1971-1986
Box Folder
19 1-3 Letters from parents Miriam and Aziz Shihab to Naomi and her family, 1987-2007 and undated
4 Letters and related materials from Madison Nye to his parents Naomi and Michael, undated
5 Correspondence among Shihab family and Miriam Shihab's parents, 1966-1967
6 Correspondence between Naomi and husband Michael Nye, 1978-2004
7 Letters from brother Adlai Shihab to Naomi, 1972-2003 and undated
8 Letters from Elizabeth Nye Sorrell to Naomi, 2004-2006 and undated
9 Letters from Naomi's maternal grandmother Marie Allwardt to her sister, Hilda Peck, 1966
10 Assorted family correspondence, 1931-2005 and undated
1.2.3. Other Correspondence, 1970-2008
Correspondence that has been organized, by Naomi Shihab Nye, apart from general correspondence. Includes correspondence with Stella Kerouac (wife of Jack Kerouac), Father William McNamara (abbot at the Spiritual Life Institute), and various poets and writers. Also includes specific types of correspondence and groups of correspondence relating to specific topics.
Box Folder
17 3 Outgoing letters from Naomi Shihab Nye, 1967-1968, 1993-2008 and undated
4-6 Greeting cards, 1980s-2000s and undated
Includes greeting cards with relatively insubstantial content, generally no more than the sender's signature. Greeting cards with more substantive content are filed in Subseries 1.2.1 (General Correspondence).
Box Folder
20 1 Correspondence between Naomi and Stella Kerouac, 1970s and undated
2 Letters from Father William McNamara and related materials, 1971-1985, 2004, and undated
3 Letters "from poets, including Elizabeth Bishop (!!)", 1973-2003
4 "Jack" [letters and photographs from Jack Landman], 1983-1990 and undated
5-6 Invitations and announcements (general), 1978-2008 and undated
8-9 Invitations to art openings, presentations, and related materials, 1980s-2000s
Box Folder
21 1 Invitations to art openings, presentations, and related materials, 1980s-2000s
2 Letters and related materials regarding charitable donations and philanthropy, 2001-2008 and undated
1.3. Appointment Books and Calendars, 1975-2006
Box Folder
21 3 Appointment books, 1975-1981
4 Appointment books, 1982-1984
5 Appointment books, 1984-1985
Box Folder
22 1 Appointment books, 1986-1987
2 Appointment books, 1993
3 Appointment books, 1993-1994
4 Appointment books, 1995-1997
5 Appointment books, 1998-2000
Box Folder
23 1 Appointment book, 2001
2 Wall calendars, 2005-2006
Note: Only month of May page for 2005.
Box
OM-unprocessed Wall calendars, 1989-2001
1.4. Awards and Honors, 1970-1999
Chiefly academic awards and honors received as a student and alumnus of Trinity University. Awards and honors relating to Nye's writings and career may be found in subseries 2.1.3.
Arranged chronologically, with a folder of assorted materials at the end of the subseries.
Box Folder
23 3 Graduation from Robert E. Lee High School (San Antonio, Tex.): announcement, diploma, program, 1970
4 Mortar Board - Scho-Lea Chapter certificate, 1973
5 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges: certificate and profile, 1973-1974
6 Trinity University diploma and enclosed materials, 1974
7 Trinity University Religion Award, 1974
8 Phi Beta Kappa materials, 1994
9 Trinity University Distinguished Alumnus Award and related materials, 1997-1999
10 Assorted awards and honors, 1974, 1995, and undated
1.5. Other Materials, 1952-2006
Assorted materials collected by Nye.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box Folder
24 1 Autograph book ( "Peoples I Know in Jordan and other places"), 1966
2 Educational and Moral Report for the Secondary and Elementary Class of the St. Tarkmanchatz Armenian Secondary School, Jerusalem [for Naomi "Mimi" Shihab], 1967
Box Folder
78 Ephemera
Box Folder
24 3 Funeral programs and memorial materials, 1987-2007
4 High school report cards, 1969-1970
Box
RM1 Identification cards and grade report (RESTRICTED), 1970-1990s
Box Folder
24 5 Institute of Texan Cultures museum receipt materials related to exhibit "Texans: Footprints and Imprints", undated
Note: Shihab donated a pair of her shoes, painted by Bettie Ward, to the Institute of Texan Cultures museum for this exhibit.
6 Music books for violin and piano, 1956 and undated
7 Passport, 1966
8 Psychic readings - Naomi's transcriptions, 1969-1974
9 Theatre and concert programs, 1999-2006 and undated
10 Trinity University: assorted materials, 1973 and undated
11 Wedding guest book and invitation (Naomi Shihab and Michael Nye wedding), 1978
12 Writing folder purchased by Nye in Mexico, undated
Box Folder
25 1 Yearbook, 8th grade (Lee's Summit Junior High School, Lee's Summit, Missouri), 1966
2 Yearbook, 12th grade (Robert E. Lee High School, San Antonio, Texas), 1970
3 Yearbook, Trinity University Mirage, 1972
Box Folder
60 5 Yearbook, Trinity University Mirage, 1973
Box Folder
25 4 Assorted material, 1952-2004 and undated

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2. Writings, 1963-2008

Includes typescripts, manuscripts, manuscript notes, correspondence, journals, coursework, and other writings by Naomi Shihab Nye. Nye's writings include various book projects, including her editing work and work in anthologies, published and unpublished poetry and prose, and work for textbooks. Also includes material pertaining to administrative aspects of Nye's writing, such as financial and legal materials, contracts, royalty statements, and publicity and reviews.
Arranged into 8 subseries: General Files, Book Projects, Coursework, Notes and Journals, Poetry, Prose, Work in Textbooks, and Other Writings.
2.1. General Files, 1974-2007
General files document the administrative aspects of Nye's writing career. These files contain correspondence, chiefly between Nye and various publishers, financial and legal materials, writing awards, and general publicity and reviews of Nye's work.
2.1.1. Correspondence, 1974-2007
Primarily correspondence with book publishers and other writers, these materials comprise the correspondence chiefly relating to Nye's writings or writing career in some way. Includes copyright permissions requests, correspondence with Nye's literary editor Virginia Duncan, assorted correspondence with other writers (much of this correspondence is also located in Subseries 1.2, Personal Correspondence), and some fan mail. Note that correspondence related to specific book projects has been filed under each book project in Subseries 2.2, Book Projects.
Box Folder
25 5 General correspondence, 1974-1987
Box Folder
26 1-5 General correspondence, 1988-2003
Box Folder
27 1-3 General correspondence, 2004-2007 and undated
4-6 Permissions requests, 1983-2006 and undated
Box Folder
RM1 Permissions requests (RESTRICTED),
Box Folder
27 7 Correspondence with editor Virginia Duncan, 1992-1997
Box Folder
28 1 Correspondence with editor Virginia Duncan, 1998-2007 and undated
2 Recommendation letters, 1990-1994
3 Letters from students requesting interviews, information, etc., 2004-2007 and undated
4 Letters inviting Naomi to visit or read, 1990s-2000s and undated
5 Form letter (by Nye) regarding reviewing unsolicited manuscripts, undated
2.1.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1975-2006
Includes royalty and remittance statements, contracts, and other financial and legal materials.
Box Folder
28 6 General financial and legal materials, 1982-2005 and undated
7-8 Contracts, 1975, 1985-2006, and undated
2.1.3. Awards and Honors, 1974-2007
Comprises awards and accolades Nye received for her work. Materials include plaques, certificates, clippings, related correspondence, and other materials.
Arranged alphabetically by award name.
Note: awards and honors conveyed to Nye not directly relating to her writing career may be found in Subseries 1.4., Awards and Honors (part of Series 1, Personal Files).
Box Folder
28 9 Contribution to Literature Award (American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee), 2000
Box Folder
29 1 Guggenheim Fellowship, 1996-1997
2 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2001
3 I.B. Lavan Younger Poets Award, 1988
4 International Poetry Forum - Charity Randall Citations, 1987-1988
5 Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 1995-2003
6 Lannan Literary Fellowship, 2002
7-8 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, 2000
Box Folder
30 1 Library of Congress Witter-Bynner Fellowship / Favorite Poem Project, 1999-2002
2 National Book Award finalist (19 Varieties of Gazelle), 2002
3 National Council, National Endowment for the Humanities appointed official, 2004
4 Poetic Diversity Award, 2005
5 Poetry at Round Top Scholar, 2007
6 Texas Institute of Letters book awards, 1981-2006
7 Texas Literary Hall of Fame, 2006
8 Texas Medal of Arts Honoree for Achievements in Literary Arts, 2005
9 Voertman's Poetry Award (Center for Texas Studies), 1991
10 William Stafford Fellowship, 2005
11 Assorted awards/honors and related material, 1974-2007
2.1.4. Publicity and Reviews, 1978-2007
Includes general publicity for and reviews about Nye's writings, including materials publicizing or reviewing multiple works in a single piece. Publicity often comprises materials created by book publishers, including publication catalogs and brochures. Reviews include typical literary reviews as well as materials in which Nye's work is recommended. Note: publicity and reviews relating to a specific book project may be found in Subseries 2.2, Book Projects.
Box Folder
30 12 General publicity, circa 1978-2003 and undated
Box Folder
31 1-2 Publicity related to children's and young adult books, 1995-2006 and undated
3-4 General reviews and reviews of multiple works, 1982-2007 and undated
5 Chapter about Nye in American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies, with letter from author Bert Almon, 2003
6 Reviews in Arabic and Bengali, 1984 and undated
7 Reviews of children's and young adult literature, 2002-2005 and undated
8 Program, The Western Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, 2005
Program includes listing for "Understanding Neighbors Through Narratives of War," at which presenter James Hedges discusses Nye's work.
Box Folder
32 1 Articles regarding teaching Nye's poems and teaching materials using Nye's work, 1991-2000 and undated
Note: see also Subseries 2.7: Work in Textbooks.
2 Folder, "Children's book info," 1979-1992 and undated
Includes correspondence, notes, poems, essays, and other materials pertaining to Nye's efforts to publish children's books.
2.2. Book Projects 1971-2008
This subseries includes materials relating to the writing and production of Nye's books, including books she wrote, co-wrote, edited, or appeared in (e.g., as a contributer to an anthology).
Materials include manuscripts and typescripts, notes, correspondence with publishers, correspondence with editor Virginia Duncan, news clippings collected for research purposes, review copies, proofs, galleys, and uncorrected advance proofs. Also included in this subseries are publicity materials, reviews, and documentation of projects inspired by Nye's books, such as stage adaptations.
Arranged alphabetically by book title, and roughly chronologically thereafter: folders are arranged, whenever possible, in the presumed order of the book's production.
Note: there are materials in the Naomi Shihab Nye Papers that pertain to specific books, but are filed elsewhere. Such materials include students' school assignments based on Nye's work (see: Series 8, Works by Others); requests to reprint items from specific books (see: Folders 27:4-6); materials relating to book signings (see: Series 5, Public Appearances, or Subseries 1.1.1., Biographical Materials/Naomi Shihab Nye); personal letters where Nye's work is mentioned (see: Subseries 1.2., Personal Correspondence); and certain information pertaining to literary awards for Nye's work (see: Subseries 2.1.3., Awards and Honors).
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
Box Folder
32 3 Drafts of poems, related correspondence, and other materials, 2000-2001
4 Manuscript with note from Greenwillow Books, undated
5 Page proofs, 2001 November 21
6 Galley proof with note from editor, 2001 December 3
7 Page proofs, 2001 December 10
8 Galley proof, 2002 January 2
9 Galley proof, 2002 January 11
10 Bound galley proofs, undated
Box Folder
33 1 Correspondence, 2001-2006
2-3 Publicity, reviews, and related materials, 2002-2006
4 Paperback cover, excerpt, and other materials, 2002-2003 and undated
Acorns
Box Folder
33 5 Poetry manuscript, 1972
A Maze Me: Poems for Girls
Box Folder
33 6 Early drafts and notes, undated
7 Drafts and related correspondence with editor [as Sweet Sifter in Time], 2003-2004 and undated
8 Manuscript, undated
9 Galley proofs with early illustrator's sketches and related correspondence, 2003-2005
10 Galley proof, 2004 April 13
Box Folder
34 1 Corrected proof and dust jacket, 2004 August 13
2 Final proof and dust jacket, 2004 September 10
3 Original manuscript with letter, 2005
4 Dust jackets, undated
5 Uncorrected advance proof, undated
6 Publicity, reviews, related correspondence, and other materials, 2004-2007 and undated
Baby Radar
Box Folder
34 7 Manuscripts, 2000 and undated
8 Publicity, reviews, award, and correspondence, 2003-2007
Benito's Dream Bottle
Box Folder
34 9 [As "Dream Bottle" (poem)]: drafts of text and sample of artwork, 1993 June and undated
10 Unbound proofs, undated
11 Publicity and other materials, 1995-2001
12 Photocopies of photographs of Nye at school with "Our Dream Bottle" project, undated
13 Materials related to Magik Children's Theater (San Antonio, Tex.) stage adaptations of book, 1997, 2004, and undated
Between Heaven and Texas
Box Folder
34 14 Copy of original pages, with correspondence, 2005 August 19
Box Folder
35 1 Publicity, reviews, and related correspondence, 2006
Come With Me: Poems for a Journey
Box Folder
35 2 Early notes and drafts, 1993 and undated
3 Correspondence with editor, drafts, and illustrations, 1997-2006 and undated
4 Photographs of book in production, undated
5 Unbound book, undated
6 Publicity, reviews, and other materials, 2000-2007
Cross that Line
Box Folder
35 7 Chapbook and related materials, 1999-2004
Different Ways to Pray
Box Folder
35 8 Correspondence with publisher, financial and legal materials, and related materials, 1978-1982 and undated
9 Books, hardcover and paperback, 1980
10 Reviews and other material, 1980 and undated
Eye-to-Eye
Box Folder
35 11 Chapbook, photocopy of autographed and inscribed publication, and review, 1977-1978
Fifty Texans Giving Advice [unfinished project]
Box Folder
36 1 Assorted materials, 1999 and undated
The Flag of Childhood: Poems from the Middle East
Box Folder
36 2 Annotated proof, 2001
3 Proof, including cover art, undated
4 Publicity and related correspondence, 2002
Fuel: Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye
Box Folder
36 5 Uncorrected proofs and drafts, 1998 and undated
6 Publicity and review, 1998 and undated
7 Reprints of two poems in Washington Post Book World, 1999 August
8 Student's annotated copy of poems, 2003
Going Going
Box Folder
36 9 Handwritten notes and clippings, 1999-2006 and undated
10 Correspondence with editor and multiple versions of dust jacket, 2001-2006 and undated
11 [As Florrie Will Do It]: edited manuscript, "Take 4," 2003 Spring
12 [As Florrie Will Do It]: edited manuscript, "Take 5," undated
13 Corrected typescript and related materials, undated
14 Edited manuscript with notes on each chapter, [2004]
Box Folder
37 1 Revised draft ("Take 6") and correspondence/notes about choosing a title, 2004 May 12
2 Manuscript ("Take 7") with related correspondence, 2004 August 24
3 Manuscript ("8th go round"), with note, 2005 June 30 and undated
4 Proof pages with letter from Virginia Duncan, 2004 December 22
5-6 Proof, 2005 January 6
7 Uncorrected advance proofs, undated
8 Reviews, 2005-2006
Habibi
Box Folder
38 1 Correspondence and invitation to release party, 1993-1997
2 Handwritten notes (removed from notepad), undated
3-5 Manuscript, undated
6 Manuscript pages, "Habibi stay at home," undated
7 Corrected typescript and dust jacket, undated
8 Advance reviewer copy (uncorrected proof), undated
Box Folder
39 1 Publicity, reviews, and other material, 1991-2005
2 Awards, 2000-2005
3 Translation projects, 2001-2002 and undated
4 Stage adaptation by Paul Rodriguez (Jump-Start Performance Co.): assorted materials, 2002-2004 and undated
Honeybee: Poems & Short Prose
Box Folder
39 5 Early draft, undated
6 Correspondence with publisher accompanying foul matter, 2007-2008
7 Foul matter ("[copyedited manuscript] - copy for keyboarding"), undated
8 Foul matter (corrected manuscript), undated
9 Foul matter (typescript?), "copy of version sent to [copyediting]," 2007 August 1
10 Foul matter ("[copyedited manuscript with] author's responses"), 2007 September 4
Box Folder
40 1 Foul matter (page proofs, "[Editor Virginia Duncan's] Marked Set"), 2007 October 3
2 Corrected page proofs, 2007 October 4
3 Foul matter (page proofs, "[author's corrections] to bg pass - transferred back to [copyedited manuscript]"), 2007 October 4
4 Foul matter (page proofs), 2007 October 23
5 Foul matter (page proofs), 2007 December 3
6 Foul matter ("Corrections to Honeybee blues"), 2007 December 20-2008 January 8
7 Publicity, reviews, and other materials, 2007-2008
Hugging the JukeBox
Box Folder
41 1 Corrected typescript, undated
2 Corrected page proofs ("first pass"), undated
3 Corrected page proofs ("second pass"), undated
4 Book, 1982
5 National Poetry Series: correspondence and related materials, 1980-1982
6 Royalty statement, 1983
7 Publicity, reviews, and order form, 1982-1990 and undated
I Feel A Little Jumpy Around You
Box Folder
41 8 Correspondence among authors and editor, 1994-2001
9-10 Permissions, correspondence, and related material, 1995 and undated
11 Nye's notes on pairings, undated
12 Paperback book with dust jacket, 1996
Box Folder
42 1 Publicity, 1996-1998 and undated
I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?: Tales of Driving and Being Driven
Box Folder
42 2 Notes, undated
3 Typescript and copy of front cover, undated
4 Corrected typescript ("Draft 3"), undated
5 Corrected typescript ("Draft 4"), undated
6 Uncorrected proof, undated
7 Publicity, reviews, and awards, 2007-2008 and undated
Invisible
Box Folder
42 8 Chapbook and related materials, 1987
Is This Forever, Or What?: Poems & Paintings from Texas
Box Folder
42 9-10 "Papers toward the Texas anthology 2003": writings, correspondence, and other materials, 2000-2003 and undated
Box Folder
43 1 Letters from and works by contributors, 2001-2003 and undated
2 Contributor-submitted biographies and resumes, 2002-2003 and undated
3 Correspondence, 2002-2006 and undated
4 "Yes Pile", 2003 and undated
5 Lists of contributors, letter, and related materials, undated
6 Correspondence and permission forms, 2002-2003 and undated
7 Images and permission requests, 2003 and undated
8 Biographical notes ("final Word document"), undated
9 [Copyedited master manuscript] and related correspondence, 2002-2003
Box Folder
44 1 First-pass galleys (poems only), circa 2004
2 Uncorrected galley proofs (poems only) and list of artwork, undated
3 Unbound book and dust jacket, undated
4 Publicity and reviews, 2004-2005
5 Photographs from book signing at a Barnes & Noble store, 2004 May
In addition to Nye, photographs capture other Texas writers Roberto Bonazzi, Rosemary Catacalos, Ben Judson, Trey Moore, and F.J. Schaack.
Lullaby Raft
Box Folder
44 6 Manuscript with editor's comments, 1995 May 23
7 Letter from illustrator, 1998 January 25
8 Cover and dust jacket proofs, undated
9 Review and award, 1997
Mint/Mint Snowball
Note: According to the author, the 2001 book Mint Snowball was adapted from the 1991 chapbook Mint.
Box Folder
44 10 Drafts and page proofs, undated
11 Chapbook (Mint) and review, 1991-1993
12 Poems for Mint Snowball, undated
13 Corrected page proofs (Mint Snowball), 2000 October 24
14 Corrected proof ( Mint Snowball) ("2nd corrections") with dust jacket, 2000 November 20
15 Publicity and review (Mint Snowball), 2004 and undated
Never In a Hurry: Essays on People and Places
Box Folder
45 1 Essays in draft form, with document "other earlier title possibilities," undated
2 Photograph and other materials, 1991 and 2003
3 Publicity and review, 1996-2001
On the Edge of the Sky: Collected Poems
Box Folder
45 4 Chapbook, correspondence, and related materials, 1980-1981
Personal Narratives of the Middle East [unfinished editing project]
Box Folder
45 5 Correspondence, notes, and other material, 1994 and undated
Plate Lunch: The World of Texas Cafes [project proposal]
Box Folder
47 9 Proposal and related materials, circa 1977-1979
Red Suitcase
Box Folder
45 7 Text, undated
8 Publicity, reviews, and related materials, 1995-2007 and undated
9 Correspondence, 2008
10 Poem, "Naomi, in Gratitude for Red Suitcase," undated
Salting the Ocean: 100 Poems by Young Poets
Box Folder
45 11 Poems, notes, teaching materials, and other materials, 1978-1999 and undated
12 Correspondence, 1998-2008
Box Folder
46 1 "The not-ins" - poems not used in book, undated
2 Permission forms, 1998
3 Submissions and related correspondence, dust jacket, 1998-1999 and undated
4 Proof with cover, 1999 September 7
5 Unbound book, circa 2000
6 Review and other materials, 2001 and undated
Sitti's Secrets
Box Folder
46 7 [As Connected Between Us]: Correspondence and early drafts, 1993
8 Dust jacket proof, undated
9 Corrected typescript and cover, undated
10 Hamish Hamilton edition: correspondence, 1994, 2007
11 Publicity, reviews, and related materials, 1994-2000 and undated
The Space Between Our Footsteps
Box Folder
47 1 Contributors' notes and poetry selections, call for submissions, 1996-2001 and undated
2 Draft and related materials, undated
3 "These poems were cut," and other materials, 1992 and undated
4 Unbound book with notes, undated
5 Publicity and reviews, 1998-2006 and undated
6 Letter from publisher, 2004
Tattooed Feet
Box Folder
47 7 Chapbook and related material, 1976-1977
Tender Spot
Box Folder
47 8 Correspondence, publicity, and reviews, 2008
Texas Sky
Nye selected poems for this book of photography by Wyman Meinzer.
Box Folder
47 10 Correspondence and poems, 2005
This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World
Box Folder
47 11 Unused poems and related correspondence, 1985 and undated
Box Folder
48 1 Biographical notes, signatures, and related correspondence, 1991 and undated
2 Correspondence and also some signatures, 1991 and undated
3 Letters from contributors and translators, and related materials, 1991-1992
4 Permissions forms and related materials, 1992
5 Correspondence with editor and publisher, notes, reviews, and related materials, 1992-2007 and undated
6 Dust jacket, undated
7-8 Selections, 1983-1993 and undated
(folders 1-2 of 3)
Box Folder
49 1 Selections, 1983-1993 and undated
(folder 3 of 3)
2 Poems and notes, undated
3 Publicity, 1992-1993
4 Reviews and other materials, 1992-2008 and undated
5 Naomi Shihab Nye essay about the book in Booklist, 1993 January 15
Travel Alarm
Note: Travel Alarm was subsequently adapted into Red Suitcase.
Box Folder
45 6 Uncorrected typescript, undated
Box Folder
49 6 Chapbook, 1993
Tree Branches
Box Folder
49 7 Manuscript, circa 1971
The Tree is Older than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mexico
Box Folder
50 1-2 Assorted Spanish-language works by others, 1994-1998
3 Clippings with handwritten notes, 1995
4 Original manuscript with correspondence from editor, undated
5 Publicity and reviews, circa 1995
6 Correspondence, photographs, and public appearances, 1995-1998 and undated
What Have You Lost?
Box Folder
50 7 Corrected page proofs, 2000
8 Form letter to contributors and other materials, 1987-1998 and undated
9 Proof for paperback edition, with letter from publisher, 2000
10 Correspondence and publicity, 1999-2007 and undated
What Holds Us Up
Box Folder
51 1 Chapbook, 2000
Words under the Words: Selected Poems
Box Folder
51 2 Proof, undated
3 Sketch of dust jacket (fax), 1994; and publicity, undated
Yellow Glove
Box Folder
51 4 Unpublished poems, undated
5 Publicity, reviews, and other materials, 1986-1989 and undated
You and Yours
Box Folder
51 6 Draft, correspondence, and other materials, 2003-2004
7 Drafts, undated
8 Manuscript with cover pages ("Thom's comments on manuscript so far"), 2004 February 27 and undated
9 Uncorrected proofs, undated
10 Publicity and reviews, 2005-2007
Anthologies and Compilations
Box Folder
51 11 911: The Book of Help: advance uncorrected reading copy, circa 2002
12 Face Relations: proof and letter from publisher, 2003
Box Folder
52 1-2 Assorted materials
2.3. Coursework, 1965-2006
Subseries includes class papers and other coursework from junior high, high school, and college, often with original artwork on (or as) cover. Includes critical essays, creative writing, and other assignments.
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
52 3 "Letter Writing," 1965-1966
4 Assorted high school coursework, circa 1966-1970
5 Poems and other writings for high school English class, with accompanying letter from teacher Cathy Prater, circa 1969 and 2006
6 Two untitled papers for Integration of Abilities course, 1971 October and undated
7 "The Little Prince Paper," 1972 March
8 "The Religious Experience Paper," 1972 April
9 Nature of Language midterm, 1972 October 19
10 "Hosea: The Big Paper of the Year," 1972 December
11 "The Freud Paper," 1973 April
12 "Gertrude: A Paper," 1973 April
13 "Leo and Rose": story written for Robert Flynn's fiction class, [1973]
14 "The Heart of the Problem in The Heart of the Matter," 1973 November
15 "Literary Criticism Mid-Term Essay," 1974 February 18
16 "Religious Motifs in The Dharma Bums," with prepatory notes, 1974 March
17 "Gregory Corso - A 'Charming Child of the Streets' of Heaven & Earth," undated
18 Honors thesis notes, undated
19 "Mass Communications Journal," undated
20 "A Rather Bizarre Treatment of Thematic Comedy and Archibald MacLeish," undated
21 "Religion Final: Is Anything Final? Ever?", undated
22 "The True Love" (fiction): story for class, undated
23 Assorted college coursework, undated
2.4. Notes and Journals, 1966-2003
Notes are loose and in notebooks and tend to comprise writings, quotes, ideas for creative pieces, and notes of a miscellaneous personal nature. Journals tend to follow the traditional diary format, with more essay-like entries, many of them dated. There is some overlap in content between the notes and the journals.
Arranged into three subseries: Journals, Notebooks, and Loose Notes.
2.4.1. Journals, 1966-1997 and undated
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
52 24 Journal kept in Jerusalem and related materials, 1966
Box Folder
53 1 Diary, 1967
2 Travel diary pages documenting trip to Europe, 1967
3 Journal with wooden cover, beginning as "Dream Journal," 1973-1995
4-6 Journal, 1975-1990s
In addition to journal entries, the journal contains correspondence (including a 1989 letter from Margaret Atwood), photographs, poems, writings and artwork by others, clippings, drawings by Nye's son Madison, typed notes, and other materials.
Note: Folder 53:4 contains the journal; Folders 53:5-6 contain items removed from inside the journal for proper storage.
Box Folder
54 1 Journal, 1977 and undated
2 Journal, "Air Travels," documenting trip to Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other countries, 1983
3 Journal notes, 1985
4 Journal, 1993
5 Journal entry about W.S. Merwin event, 1997
6 Journal entry, How When I Had an Impacted Wisdom Tooth It Did Not Hurt in the Place of the Tooth but Everywhere Else, undated
2.4.2. Notebooks, 1971-2003 and undated
Arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
54 7 Poetry and lyrics notebook, 1971
Box Folder
55 8-12 1973-1989 and undated
1-3 1989-2003 and undated
2.4.3. Loose Notes, 1970s-2000s
Box Folder
55 4-5 General, 1970s-2000s and undated
6 Tracking submissions of writings, 1978-2001
2.5. Poetry, 1963-2007
Arranged into two subseries: Published Poems and Unpublished Poems.
2.5.1. Published Poems, 1963-2007
Chiefly comprises poetry published in literary journals, magazines, and newspapers, but also includes other types of use. Other types of publication include poems in calendars, bookmark projects, poems engraved in a Seattle park stone, and other nontraditional means of publication.
Box
56-59 Poetry in literary journals and magazines, 1970s-2000s
Includes whole journals and magazines in which Nye's poetry appears. Titles range from small local and regional literary journals to magazines such as O.
Box
OM1 Power: Personal Reflections by Youth for Youth, 1972-1983
Box Folder
60 1-4 Cedar Rock: A Quarterly Journal of Literature , 1976-1982
A literary journal printed on newspaper, Cedar Rock began as a poetry quarterly and eventually expanded to other forms of writing. It was printed in New Braunfels, Texas.
Includes various issues, from Volume 1, Number 1 (Winter 1976) through Volume 7, Number 4 (Fall 1982). Volume 1, Number 1, features Nye on the cover.
Box Folder
61 1 Assorted newspaper clippings and other individual poems, circa 1963-2007 and undated
2 Broadsides and other special printings, 1983-2006 and undated
3 Poem engraved in Seattle (Washington) park stone, 1996 and undated
4 Poems in calendars, 2002-2007
5 Bookmark projects, 2003
2.5.2. Unpublished Poems
Includes handwritten and typed poems written by Nye. Most poems are undated.
Arranged chronologically.
Some date ranges were ascertained using contextual information on the poems, such as Nye's address and the form of her name (she lived on Arroya Vista in San Antonio until marrying in 1978, at which point she also appended Nye to her surname).
Box Folder
61 6 Individual poems (dated), 1968-1996
7 Individual poems with editorial comments by Robert Bonazzi, with letter, [1970s]
8 Individual poems from folder "Mirage Copy / David guard these with your sweet life", 1971-1973 and undated
9 Individual poems, [1972] and undated
Box Folder
62 1 Individual poems from folder "Poems - Unfinished", 1976-1980 and undated
2-3 Individual poems, undated [before 1978]
4 Individual poems from folder "Poems - Mine", circa 1978
5 Individual poems from folder "These need work but have potential", circa 1978
6 Poems from folder "My Work," [1978] and undated
7 Individual poems from folder "Poems - Mine," 1978-1980 and undated
8 Individual poems, [1986] and undated
Box Folder
63 1-2 Individual poems, undated
3 Individual poems from folder "In Process," undated
4 "A Small Book of Poems for Nelle & Bart, Los Chupaderos, & All the Gang / Love, Naomi," undated
5 Other materials, 1997-1999
2.6. Prose, 1960s-2008
Essays, short stories, columns, blurbs, book introductions, reviews, interviews, creative nonfiction, and other prose pieces created by Nye. Predominantly unpublished.
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Box Folder
63 6 Articles (published), assorted, 1960s-2001
7 Articles (published), assorted, 2002-2006 and undated
8 Blurbs, 1979, 2004-2006, and undated
9 Book recommendation in Speakeasy, 2003
Box Folder
64 1 Catalog copy for Symbiosis (artists Paula Owen and Sue Papa; 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia), 2006
2 Children's stories, 1989-1991
Box
OM2 Columns, published in "San Antonio Style" / "Sunday Magazine" section of San Antonio Express-News, 1982-1983
Related material: Nye's early columns for the Jerusalem Times may be found in Folder 69:5.
Box Folder
64 3 Columns (unpublished), assorted, undated
4 Columns - correspondence and publicity material related to Organica 2005 and undated
5 Creative nonfiction including "Maintenance", "Bread","David Crockett's Other Life", and "Grazing", undated
6 Epistolary fiction piece (pages missing), undated
7 Essays for the San Antonio Express-News, circa 2001
8 Festschrift projects, 1998-2000 and undated
9 Honeymoon - "Official South American Report," 1978
10 "The Integrity of the Odd - with multiple revisions and handwritten notes, " circa 1990
11 Interview with Anita Rodgers Court - assorted materials, 1982 and undated
12 Interviews with Michael Benedikt and Laura Leal, 1977, 1983
13 Introduction - University of Hawaii Press book, 1994
14 Introduction - The Way It Is (author William Stafford) - publicity materials, 1998 and undated
15 Letters to the editor and assorted published quotes [1 item removed to OM1], 1981-2002 and undated
16 "Nova Scotia: a series of short pieces with similar centres," 1970s
17 Obituary of Russell (R.G.) Vliet and related material, 1984
18 Reviews by Nye (published and unpublished), assorted, 1982-2006
Box Folder
65 1 Screenplay, "I Always Broke My Toys: an original production by Naomi Shihab and Jack Landman," 1974 January
2 Short story (published), "The Miracle of Typing" , 1991
3 Short story (published), "Tomorrow We Smile," 1994
4 Short story (unpublished), "Hum" - with editor's suggestions and comments, undated
5 Short story (unpublished), "Jesse and the Supernatural Food" (written and illustrated by Nye), undated
6 Short story (unpublished), "Packing Lunches for the World," 1972-1980
7 Short story (unpublished), "Those Zen Masters Were No Fools," undated
8 Short stories (unpublished), assorted, 1993? and undated
9-10 Speeches and eulogies, 1986-2004 and undated
11 "Stella" [Kerouac], 1972 August 12
12 Assorted prose pieces (published in journals), 1968
13 Assorted prose pieces (published in journals), 1982
Box Folder
66 1-16 Assorted prose pieces (published in journals), 1982-2004
Box Folder
67 1-2 Assorted prose pieces (published in journals), 2005-2008
3-6 Assorted unpublished prose pieces, 1966-2003
7-8 Assorted unpublished prose pieces, undated
Box Folder
68 1-3 Assorted unpublished prose pieces, undated
4 Assorted published and unpublished prose and poetry piece (original folder title: "Essays"), undated
2.7. Work in Textbooks, 1976-2008
Photocopies of Nye's work in K-12 grade level textbooks for Glencoe McGraw-Hill; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; Holt, Rinehart, Winston; Houghton Mifflin; Prentice Hall; Scott, Foresman; and other publishing companies. Also includes introductions to the nonfiction sections of various Elements of Literature textbooks (Holt, Rinehart, Winston), with related correspondence.
Box Folder
68 5 Nonfiction introductions and related correspondence, 1991 and undated
6 Work in textbooks, 1976-1989
Box Folder
69 1-3 Work in textbooks, 1992-2008 and undated
2.8. Other Writings, 1966-1998
Box Folder
69 5 Scrapbook, 1966-1971
Chiefly includes newspaper clippings of Nye's column for the Jerusalem Times (as Naomi Shihab and Mimi Shihab), with other early writings and biographical materials included.
6 Georgia's Ninth Annual Literacy Conference - workshop materials, 1998
Note: Nye's work was taught at this conference, but Nye was not in attendance.

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3. Other Projects, 1960-2008

Materials in this series document Nye's work on projects outside the domain of writing or teaching.
Arranged into seven subseries: Audiovisual Projects, Community Involvement and Activism, Contributing Editorships, Judging, Music, Translation Projects, and Assorted Projects.
3.1. Audiovisual Projects 1989-2007
Includes work on television programs and multimedia works.
Box Folder
69 7-8 The Language of Life with Bill Moyers, 1994-1995
Box Folder
70 1 Merwin (W.S.) interview for Lannan Foundation, poets interviewing poets DVD, 2000
2 United States of Poetry, 1996
3 Writer's Almanac, 2006-2007
4 Assorted audiovisual project materials, 1989-2007 and undated
3.2. Community Involvement and Activism, 1982-2008
Documents Nye's activism and involvement in issues pertaining to San Antonio and Texas. Includes materials related to Nye's work to establish a poetry feature in the San Antonio Express-News, a campaign against changing the name of San Antonio's Durango Boulevard (commonly known as Durango Street), a campaign to save a local theatre from being demolished, and other materials.
Box Folder
70 5 Arab-American group meeting with Governor George W. Bush, 1999
6 Durango Street name change, 2002-2003
7 San Antonio Express-News poetry feature, 2000-2001
8 San Antonio Public Library Foundation "Born to Read" program committee, 2002
9 Texas Theater, 1982
10 Assorted materials, 1983, 2003-2008 and undated
3.3. Contributing Editorships, 1973-2006 and undated
Box Folder
70 11 Paintbrush: A Journal of Poetry and Translation, 1999
Texas Observer
Separated material: issues of the Texas Observer, of which Nye is a contributing Poetry Editor, dated 1998-2006, were returned to the donor. Copies of the periodical may be accessed, in print or microfilm, in the University of Texas at San Antonio Library.
Box Folder
70 12 Correspondence between Nye and the Texas Observer, 1993-2006 and undated
13-14 Submission letters and correspondence with contributors, 1998-2007 and undated
15 Form letter requesting submissions, undated
16 Trinity Mirage and Trinity Review, 1973 and undated
3.4. Judging, 1977-2006
Materials relating to Nye's experience judging contests or acting as a reader for various organizations.
Box Folder
70 17 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, 1998
18 Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize 2003, 2003 and undated
Box Folder
71 1 National Book Awards - Poetry, program and clipping, 2004
Box Folder
70 19 Pushcart Prize editor, 1987
Box Folder
71 2 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry 2007 - manuscripts and commentary, 2006
3 Young Pegasus, 1977-2005
4-5 Assorted materials, 1984-2006 and undated
3.5. Music, 1963-1998
Materials document Nye's musical performances and songwriting, including correspondence, contracts, writings, photographs, programs, and other materials. Chiefly documented is Nye's work on two albums: Rutabaga-Roo: I've Got a Song And It's For You (children's songs, 1979) and Lullaby Raft (folk songs, 1981), as well as the publishing company Flying Cat Music, comprised of Nye and husband Michael, which produced and distributed the albums. Materials documenting musical performances include programs for the Kerr Folk Festival.
Box Folder
71 6 Flying Cat Music - photographs, contracts, logos, and other materials, 1979-1987 and undated
Box Folder
72 1 Living Is Number One, 1983 and undated
2 Lullaby Raft - account book, correspondence, and related materials, 1981-1987 and undated
3-4 Lyrics, undated
5 Performances, 1963-1988 and undated
6 Performances - "Concerts 1988" set list on brown paper scroll, undated
7 Rutabaga-Roo: I've Got A Song And It's For You - assorted materials, undated
8 Assorted materials, 1971-1998 and undated
3.6. Translation Projects, 1987-1989, 2001
Materials document Nye's translation work, including her work with Project of Translation from Arabic Literature (PROTA), for which she acted as a modifier of translations to English.
Box Folder
72 9 Al-Shabbi, Abu-L-Qasim, Songs of Life, 1987
10 Project of Translation from Arabic Literature (PROTA) - assorted materials, 1989
Box Folder
73 1 Assorted pieces and correspondence, 2001 and undated
3.7. Assorted Projects, 1960-2005
Box Folder
73 2 Advisory Boards and related projects, 1999-2004
3 Artwork, 1960? and undated
4 Trinity University Journalism Institute - assorted materials, 1975-1976 and undated
United States Information Agency, 1983-1985
Materials document Nye's work with the United States Information Agency (USIA), for which she and husband Michael Nye took a trip to Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Jordan in 1984. The trip resulted in a Bangladesh feature in the literary periodical Cedar Rock, with Nye acting as editor for that issue.
Box Folder
73 5 "Trip - Fall '84" - writings, notes, letters, and other materials, 1984-1985
6 "Newspaper clippings - Bangladesh, Pakistan, Jordan," circa 1984
7-8 Assorted materials, circa 1983-1985
Box Folder
74 1 Bangladeshi section for Cedar Rock and assorted clippings, circa 1982-1986
2 Writer's Notebook project, 1995 and undated
3 Assorted materials, 1984-2005 and undated

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4. Teaching, 1970s-2000s
(Boxes 85-88)

Series includes materials pertaining to workshops, visiting lectureships or other visiting appointments, and Nye's involvement with the Writers in the Schools / Poet-in-the-Schools teaching program. Materials include teaching materials, correspondence, and other materials.
Unprocessed material.

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5. Public Appearances, 1970s-2000s
(Boxes 89-90)

Materials document Nye's public appearances at libraries, bookstores, professional conferences, and other events. Includes event announcements, posters, and correspondence.
Unprocessed material.

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6. Subject Files, 1970s-2000s

Includes general vertical file materials, collected by Nye, about other writers, artists, and friends. Also includes files on specific topics including Arab-Americans/Middle East Conflict, San Antonio, and other subjects.
6.1. People
Box Folder
74 4-6 Friends - General, 1991-1998 and undated
7 General, 1996-2004
7 Booth, Philip, 1995
8 Brenner, Marie, 1998
9 Catacalos, Rosemary, 2003 and undated
10 Derricotte, Toi, 1994-1997
11 Goldbarth, Albert, 1992-1997 and undated
Box Folder
75 1-2 Hamady, Walter, 1995-2000
3 Higgins, James, 1987-1995
4 Janeczko, Paul, 1996 and undated
5 Kelley, Deborah (Debby)
6 Lopate, Phillip, 1978-1996 and undated
7 Mackechnie, Bill, 1996-1999 and undated
8 Maverick, Maury, 2003
9 Meissner, Bill, circa 1993 and undated
10 Merwin, W.S., 1989-1999 and undated
Box Folder
76 1 Moyers, Bill, 1995-1996 and undated
2 Nathan, Leonard, 1984-1995 and undated
3 Stafford, Kim, 1995
4-6 Stafford, William, 1983-1999 and undated
7 Swaney, Anita E., 1997 and undated
8 Tanikawa, Shuntaro, 1994 and undated
9 Theroux, Phyllis, 1994-1997 and undated
10 Winik, Marion, 1996-1997 and undated
11 Assorted, 1984-2002 and undated
Box Folder
77 1 Assorted, 1996-2004 and undated
Box Folder
91 Unprocessed
6.2. Topics
Box Folder
77 2 The Indian, 1982
3 Middle East / Arab-Americans
4 Presidential election, 2000-2001
5 San Antonio
6 San Antonio Spurs
7-8 War
9 Articles, 1981-1995 and undated
10 Assorted clippings

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7. Photographs, Audiovisual Materials, and Electronic Media, 1960s-2000s
(6 Boxes)

Includes photographs of Nye, Nye's family and friends, public events, and other subjects. Photographs have been identified or categorized by Nye. Also includes videocassettes, audiocassettes, CDs, floppy disks, and other materials.
Unprocessed material.
Box
92-93 Audiovisual and electronic media
Box
94-96 Photographs - identified
Box
97 Photographs - unidentified

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8. Works by Others, 1960s-2000s

Box
99-102 Published works by others [books and chapbooks]
Abdal-Hayy Moore, Caniel, The Blind Beekeeper , Zilzal Press-Philadelphia, 1997
Abikhaled, Kaye Voigt, Lyrics of Lebanon , Westlake Pub. Partners, 2005
Absher, Tom , The Invisible Boy , The Hibiscus award , 1997
Aceves, Raul , Lotería del Milagro , Ed. El Hoyo , 1996
Alkalay-Gut, Karen , Mechitza , Cross-cultural Communications Merrick, New York , 1986
Alkalay-Gut, Karen , High School Girls, Mothers, Grandmothers, and Other Sex Maniacs , Tentative Press , 1992
Allen, Annette , Country of Light: A Collection of Poems , Mount Olive College Press, Mount Olive, NC , 1996
Arbor Seniors (senior class) , Eating Pancakes by the Shimmering Light of Celery at Sunset , Self-Published , 2005
Aridjis, Homero , Ojos de Otro Mirar , Fondo de Cultura Económica , 2002
Ayres, Bob , Ayres Family Reception: Original Poetry by Bob Ayres , Unknown , 1999
Baldwin, Michael , The Earth Will Always Know the Truth: Nature Poems , Halcyon Publications , 2005
Bañuelos, Raúl , Casa de Sí , Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coordinación de Humanidades, México, D.F. , 1993
Barker, Wendy , Eve Remembers , Aark Arts, London , 1996
Basu, Rumki , Native Birds in Alien Skies , B.R. Publishing Corporation , 2004
Bayes, Rohn , The Nature Pool , Self-Published , 2002
Beall, Kristi M. , Gifts of Grace , La Luz Press , 2003
Beban, Richard , Fried Eggs with Lace: A Family Poem , Canned Spaghetti Press, Venice, CA , 1996
Behlen, Charles , The Voices Under the Floor , University of North Texas Press , 1989
Behlen, Charles , Uirsche's First Three Decades , Firewheel Press , 1987
Behlen, Charles , Dreaming at the Wheel , Corona Pub. Co., San Antonio, TX , 1988
Bennett, Bruce , The Garden & Other Abridged Versions , Bellflower Press , 1990
Bennett, Bruce , Taking Off , Orchises , 1992
Bennett, Bruce , Not Wanting to Write like everyone else , State Street Press , 1987
Besant, Linda , Taproot , self-published , 1993
Betts, Tara , Switch , Tara Betts , 2002
Blanco, Alberto , Materia Prima , Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México , 1992
Blanco, Alberto , El Origen y la Huella , Circa, San Diego, CA , 2000
Bonazzi, Robert , Fictive Music (2 copies) , Wings Press, Houston, TX , 1979
Boullata, Kamal , And Not Surrender: American Poets on Lebanon , Arab American Cultural Foundation (Washington, D.C.) , 1982
Brandenburg, James and Hejo Müller , Somewhere Everywhere Irgendwo Überall , Santiago Press , 2003
Brandes, Rand , Balefires , White Fields Press, Louisville, KY , 1997
Brandi, John , Andean Town:circa 1980 , Tooth of Time Press-Guadalupita, New Mexico , 1978
Brandi, John , Stone Garland a Haiku Journey: Northern Viet Nam , Tooth of Time Books , 2000
Brandi, John , Rite for the Beautification of All Beings , Toothpaste Press , 1983
Brandi, John , Hymn for a Night Feast , Holy Cow! Press, Steven's Point, WI , 1988
Brooks, Gwendolyn , Beckonings , Broadside Press-Detroit, Michigan , 1983
Broumas, Olga , Caritas , Jackrabbit Press , 1976
Bruchac, Joseph , The Dreams of Jesse Brown , Cold Mountain Press , 1978
Bryan, Ashley , Walk Together Children: Black American Spirituals , Athenium , 1974
Bulmer, Caryl , By the Lion's Gate , Posner, Jerusalem , 1981
Burns, Michael , And as for Darkness , GreenTower Press, Maryville, MO , 1987
Carter, Jared , Millennial Harbinger , Slash & Burn Press Philadelphia , 1985-1986
Carter, Jared , Fugue State , Barnwood Press , 1984
Carter, Richard Dee , Into Each Life , New Moon Pub , 1996
Clewell, David , Lost in the Fire , Garlic Press , 1993
Clewell, David , As Far as the Eye Can See , Nevertheless Press, St. Louis , 1989
Cody, Jim , My body is a Flute , Place of Herons El Pase , 1993
Coleman, Jane Candia , The voices of Doves , Ocotillo Press Safford, Arizona , 1988
Collins, JoEllen , Somebody's First Wife , MK Productions , 1999
Cortez, Sarah , Wild rhythms of Silence , Self-Published , 1997
Crofts, Thomas , Pandemonium , Thomas H. Crofts III , 2005
Dacus, Rachel , Earth Lessons , Bellowing Ark Press, Shoreline, WA , 1998
D'Aquino, Alfonso , Vibora breve , Taller Martin Pescador Mxmix , 1999
de Palchi, Alfredo , The Scorpion's Dark Dance , Xenos Books , 1993
Derry, Alice , Getting used to the Body:Song for the Newborn , Sagutarius Press-Port townsend,WA , 1989
Derry, Alice , Not As You Once Imagined , Trask House Books , 1993
Dettloff, Jacqueline Reid , On This Earth , Jacqueline Reid Dettloff , 1999
Doumi, Ian , Ghost Field , Aphasiac Press, San Antonio, TX , 2004
Dromgoole, Glenn , A Pocket Full of Poems , Civilization Press
Duhamel, Denise , How the Sky Fell , Pearl Editions (Long beach, Cal.) , 1996
Dunn, Kimo , Stumbling Toward Simplicity , Pecan Grove Press , 1998
Dwyer, Sue , The Professionals and Other Poems , Keepsake Press , 2004
Eklund, George , The Sorrow of the King , White Fields Press for the literary renaissance , 1994
Elliot, William I. , Words in Edgewise , Heine , 1996
Elliott, William I. , Testaments , Heine Publishing Inc. , 1999
Elliott, William I. , Borrowed Breath: Lyrics and Longpoems , Saru Press International , Yokohama , 2002
Ewing, Blair , And to the Republic , The Argonne House Press, Washington, D.C. , 2002
Fenton, Lisa Howell , I sleep with Trains , Words out Press-Houston,Texas , 1981
Ferré, Robert , The Labyrinth Revival , One Way Press , 1996
Fischer, Dora Weiser , As I Remember… , Heritage Press , 1983
Fiske, Patricia , Lantana Lives , Patricia Fiske , 2002
Foreman, Paul , Feather River: Calirfornia Dramsong and Other Poems , Thorp Springs, Austin, TX , 2003
Funge, Robert , Daughter , Small Poetry Press, Pleasant Hill, CA , 1996
Garland, Max , Apparition , Parallel Press , 1999
Gates, Esther B. , Views from the Towers , Dorrance Pub , 1998
Glover, Mary Kenner , Gardening Until the Stars Come Out , Awakening Seed Press , 2002
Gonzalez, Ray , Apprentice to Volcanoes , Leaping Mountain Press, Fort Collins, CO , 1986
Goodrich, Charles , Insects of South Corvallis , Knot House , 1998
Goodrich, Patricia , Voices Underground Pozemio Balsai , Patricia Goodrich/Puffin Foundation , 2003
Gregory, Kemp , Does God Get Gout? , Imprimatur Press , 2000
Gregory, Kemp , The Weight of These things , Imprimatur Press , 2000
Griffin, John Howard , Pilgrimage , JHG Editions/Latitudes Press , 1985
Griffith, Vivé , Weeks in this Country , Kent State University Press , 2000
Gullickson, Mike and Joyce Gullickson , Bridges , Self-Published
Gutiérrez, Luis Medina , Lapidación del Mar , Universidad de Guadalajara , 1996
Gutiérrez, Luis Medina , Albercas con Cielo Caído , Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, San Angel, D.F. [Mexico] , 1991
Halpern, Sal , Thinking You Can Come Back is a Dream , S. Halpern , 1985
Hamod, Sam , Dying with the Wrong Name , Anthe Publications, New York , 1980
Hamod,Sam , The famous Boating Party , Cedar Creek Press , 1973
Harjo, Joy , What Moon Drove Me to This , Reed Books , 1979
Harper, Cynthia J. , Border Crossing , Pudding House Publications , 2001
Hartsfield, Carla , The Moon Pool , New Notes, Inc , 1998
Hathaway, William , True Confessions & False Romances , Ithica House , 1973
Hathaway, William , Fish, Flesh, and Fowl , Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA , 1985
Hauser, Donald E. , Sidereal Time , Donald E. Hauser , 1973
Hazo, Samuel , Latching the fist , Byblos Press , 1996
Hazo, Samuel , the Feast of Icarus , Palaemon Press Limited , 1984
Hazo, Samuel , Ballads and Duets , Byblos , 2000
Hazo, Samuel , Jots Before Sleep (2 copies) , Byblos , 1998
Hazo, Samuel , Until I'm not here anymore!
Hazo, Samuel , Entries from the Interior , Rook Press-Derry, Pennsylvania , 1976
Healy, Lorraine , Streets of La Antigua Guatemala , TierraLibre , 2001
Hecht, Warren Jay , Anon 1974: eighth annual anthology of fiction and poetry , Street Fiction Press (Ann Arbor, MI) , 1974
Herrera, Jesse G. , ¿Puro Corazon? Or ¿Puro Carbon? , Jesse G. Herrera , 1999
Herrera, Jesse G. , Poema: Poems from a Common Dude , Jesse G. Herrera , 1999
Herrera, Jesse G. , Ouch , Jesse G. Herrera , 2000
Hirshfield, Jane , Apples & other Poems , Brooding Heron Press-Waldron Island , 2000
Hlavinka, Leslie Powell , La Chispa: Haiku , Perspicacity Press , 2000
Hofer, Jackie Lee , One Harmonic Whole , SunShine Press , 1998
Hogan, Linda , Eclipse , American Indian Studies Center, University of California , 1983
Holden, Alice , Sparks of the Divine One , Sparks of the Word Productions , 2005
Hoppe, W. Joe , Back Roads to Small Towns , Lucky Tiger Press, Austin, TX , 2004
Huffstickler, Albert , Image in Brown , First Thursday Press , 1984
Huffstickler, Albert , Hodgepodge , Press of Circumstance, Austin, TX , 1991
Huffstickler, Albert , Night Diner: A Report to Edward Hopper , Aileron Press /L'Ecole Whitman, Austin, TX , 1985
Hunter, Donnell , Songs of the River , Honeybrook Press , 1988
Huston, Karla , Pencil Test: Poems , Cassandra Press , 2002
Huston, Karla , Flight Patterns , Main Street Rag Pub, Charlotte, NC , 2003
Irby, Glynn Monroe and Susie Kelly Flatau , Antonelli's River Inn , Old River Productions, Austin, TX , 2003
Jennings, H.A. , On Echo Joy and Encounters With God , H. Alonzo Jennings , 2003
Johnson, Peter , Love Poems for the Millennium , Quale Press , 1998
Jones, Roger , Strata , Texas Review Press , 1993
Judson, Ben , A Language of Fallen Words , Eat Worms Publishing , 1999
Kahn, Tamam , Clear Water , slow water Press , 1998
Karimi, Robert , Get down w/yr. ... self to a funky disco beat , Y Que Press, Hayward, CA? , 1996
Kaua'i , Kauai Writers and Artists: now we are islanded together , Magic fishes Press , 1987
Keefe, David , The Journey Back: Nine Poems , Wolf at the Door Limited Editions , 2001
Kenny, Katherine and Eleanor Randrup , Juanita Jackson Mitchell: Freedom Fighter , PublishAmerica, Baltimore, MD , 2005
Kherdian, David , "The ghost of Shah-Mouradian; n evening with Saroyan. A review of Short drive, sweet chariot, Monday, May 9, 1966." , Giligia Press, Fresno, CA , circa 1970
King, Susan Deborah (Sam) , Poems for 2000 , Self-published , 2000
Knott, Bill , Outremer , Bill Knott , 1987
Kort, Ellen , If Death Were a Woman , Fox Print, Appleton, WI , 1994
Krishnasami, Christine , Iris in Dark Water , writer workshop Redbird book India , 1982
Krishnasami, Christine , Salmon-Coloured Gold , A Writers Workshop Publication , 1981
Kuskin, Karla , The Ins and Outs of Words , Friends of the CCBC, Inc , 1999
Larson, Rustin , Lord of the apes , Conestoga Zen Press-fairfield, Iowa , 1999
Letcher,Tina , Talking with the Dragon , Premier Poets
Letcher,Tina; Indu Suryanarayan , The Third Eye , Tina Letcher and Indu Suryanarayann , 1987
Lichman, Simon , Snatched Days , Elmar Printers , 1993
Lipsyte, Robert , Jock Culture: Writing and Fighting , Friends of the CCBC, Inc , 2002
Lloyd, David Thomas , The Everyday Apocalypse , Three Conditions Press , 2002
Logghe, Joan , What Makes a Woman Beautiful , Pennywhistle Press , 1993
Loynaz, Dulce María , Tutank-amen: The Love Letter to King Tutankhamen , Coleccion Cotidianas de Estival , 2002
Luschei, Glenna , Pianos Around the Cape: Selected Poems , Aspermont Press , 1999
Lyne, Sandford , The Love of Simple Things , Birdland Publications and Full Moon Press
Maahs, Iris , Picked a Petal, Yellow , Unknown , 2000
Makofske, Mary , Eating Nasturtiums , Flume Press , 1998
Mardis, Jas. , Southern Tongue , B-Fest Publications , 1992
Mardis, Jas. , Hanging Time , B-FEST Publications, Dallas, TX , 1992
Marquis, Elizabeth Daniel , Sister Symmetry , Unknown , 2004
Mars, Michael , Immortals Rarely Take a Bulle in the Head , Michael Mars , 2000
Martinez, Michelle J. , Salida la Mariposa (Emerge the Butterfly) , NFSPS, Inc. , 2002
Martzahl, Veronica , Monuments , Self-published , ?
Mastromarino, Diane , I am Beautiful: Affirmations for Women , Blue Mountain Press, Boulder, CO , 2005
Matsueda, Pat , The Fish Catcher , Petronium Press , 1985
McCrady, Anne , Along Greathouse Road , Eakin Press, Austin, TX , 2004
McDonald, Walter , One Thing leads to another , Cedar Rock Press-New Braunfels, Texas , 1978
McKee, Louis , River Architecture , Cynic Press , 1999
McKee, Louis , Right as Rain , Nova House Press , 2000
Meddleton, Christopher , The Swallow Diver , Duckbomb & Betise Press Austin , 1997
Meddleton, Christopher , Anasphere: le torse antique , Burning Deck, Providence , 1978
Mellon, Emma , Now is the time of being Kissed , The Viking Press , 1964
Mendel, Stephanie , March, Before Spring , O'Brien & Whitaker , 1999
Mendiola, Victor Manuel , El Ojo , Editorial Vuelta : Ediciones Heliópolis, Coyoacán, México, D.F , 1994
Mendiola, Víctor Manuel , Las 12:00 En Malinalco , Fondo de Cultura Económica , 1998
Meuel, David , Islands in the Sky , Purisma Creek Press , 1997
Miller, Philip , Cats in the House , Woodley memorial Press-Washburn university topeka,kansas , 1987
Milligan, Bryce , Alms for Oblivion c.1 , Aark Arts Sudeep Sen, Publisher London , 2002
Minnick, Jon , Bake Sale , Self-Published , 2004
Mire, Shawn Anthony , An Anthology of Poetry , Self-Published
Moore, Abd al-hayy , Roses: a selection of Poems , Zilzal Press-Philadelphia , 1994
Moore, Abd al-Hayy , Mecca/Medina Time-Warp , Zilzal Press , 1996
Mora, Pat , Communion , Arte Publico Press book , 1991
Myers, Gary , World Effects , Stanley Hanks Chapbook St. Louis Poetry center , 1990
Myers, Jack , Coming to The surface , Trilobite Press , 1984
Naff, Monza , Exultation: A Poem Cycle in Celebration of the Seasons , Wyatt-MacKenzie, Deadwood, OR , 1999
Natal, Jim , A Collector of Infinity , Knifewing Press , 1999
Nathaniel, Isabel , The Dominion of Lights , Copper Beech Press , 1996
Odam, Joyce , Three Poems for Charles Boyer , Banshee Press , 2003
Oppenheimer, Joel , New Hampshire Journal , Perishable Press Limited , 1994
Opyr, Linda Elena , Earth Time , Writers Ink Press , 2000
Orfalea, Greg , Pictures at an Exhibition , Confluence Press , 1977
Ortega, Julio; Ewing Campbell , The Plaza of Encounters , Latitudes Press , 1981
Ossian (editor) , Level , Ossian's Press , 2002
Owen, Wilfred , The Pity of war , Phoenix , 1996
Owens, Matthew , Desert Poems , Self-Published , 2004
Owsley, Charles , The Smell of Old Pecans and Leaves , Eagle Press-San Antonio, Texas , 1992
Partridge, Dixie , Watermark , Saturday Press , 1991
Pedroza, G.C. , My Glow Days: Inspirational Reflections on Pain, Perseverence, and Hope , Firekeeper Publications , 1997
Perkins, Michael , I Could Walk All Day , R. Mutt Press, San Fancisco, California , 2002
Perlberg, Mark , The Feel of the Sun , Swallow Press , 1981
Pfhlum, Richard , A Strange Juxtaposition , Writer's Center Press, Indianapolis, Indiana , 1995
Rea, Tom , Smith and other poems by Tom Rea , Dooryard Press , 1985
Replansky, Naomi , The Dangerous World: New and Selected Poems, 1934-1994 , Another Chicago Press, New York, NY , 1994
Rios, Alberto , Sleeping on Fists , Dooryard , 1981
Robertson, Marilyn , Separations
Rogers, Del Marie , Breaking Free , Ironwood Press , 1977
Rogers, Del Marie Rogers , Origins , firewheel Press
Root, William Pitt , The Unbroken Diamond: Nightletter to the Muja ideen , Pipedream Press , 1983
Rosaldo, Renato , Family Adjustments / Ajustes Familiares , Self-published
Roy, Debi / Debi Raya , Arrogant from Birth , Self-Published, India , 1978
Rubin, Stan Sanvel , Lost , State Street Press , 1981
Rust, Laurel , Glass Filling with Rain , Brooding Heron Press & Bindery, Waldron Island, Washington , 1999
Sale, Richard , Curing Susto , University of North Texas Press Denton,Texas , 1997
Sánchez Hatch, Sheila , Strong Box Heart , Wings Press , 2000
Sanchez, Trinidad, Jr. , Why am I so brown , Abrazo Press Chicago, Illinois , 1991
Saunders, Mary Henson , Calling their Names: a historical genealogy in personae poems , Thesis/dissertation/manuscript , 2003
Schreiner, Steven , Too Soon to Leave , Ridgeway Press , 1997
Sellers, Heather , Your Whole Life , University of West Florida , 1994
Shafer, Carla , Rotations Beneath the Cream Moon , Carla shafer , 1996
Shamsuzzaman, Abul Fazal , The Trembling Flame , Tribhuj Prakashani , 1992
Shibab, Aziz , Sirhan , Naylor Co , 1969
Simmons, Naomi Stroud , I Will Miss You Gently , Paper Place, Fort Worth, Texas , 1997
Simmons, Naomi Stroud , Christmas Chords , The Paper Place, Fort Worth, TX , 2004
Skach-Mills, Daniel , Greatest Hits: 1990-2000 , Pudding House Publications, Johnstown, OH , 2001
Solod, Margo , Photo Cries Real Tears: tabloid sonnets , Oregon Talent House Press , 1999
Solod, Margo , Graciously Allowed to Stay , Flying Turtle Press, Lexington, VA , 2003
Spaar, Lisa Russ , Glass Town , Red Hen Press, Los Angeles, CA , 1999
Spita, Joyce , A Quick History of South Pass City, Atlantic City: Wyoming Ghost Towns , Little London Press, Solorado Springs, CO , 1980
Spoon, Nathan , The Voice inside the hermit hut , Hie Thee Home , 1997
Spoon, Nathan , That Light , Hie Thee Home , 1997
Spoon, Nathan , Still Life , Hie Thee Home , 1997
Spoon, Nathan , Sounds of Places , Hie Thee Home , 1997
Spoon, Nathan , One-Hand-Clapping , Hie Thee Home , 1998
Spoon, Nathan , Communion , Hie Thee Home, Whitehouse, TN , 1998
Spoon, Nathan , Behind Our Town , Hie Thee Home , 1997
St. Louis, Nadine S. , Weird Sisters , Wolfsong Publications , 2000
Stanton, Garth M. , On the Wild Side , Fulcrum Media Services , 2002
Steptoe,Lamont , American Morning/Mourning , An Axe factory Publication , 1985
Sykes, Michael , From an Island in Time , Jungle Garden Press, Fairfax, California , 1984
Terán, Milagros , Plaza de los Comunes , NORAD , 2001
Thom , Love and release , Thom the World Poet
Thom , People have Rights , Thom the World Poet
Thomas, Larry D. , Amazing Grace , Texas Review Press, Huntsville, TX , 2001
Todd, J.C. , Nightshade , Pine Press, 1995
Toren, Linda and Gary Thomas , Any Way Light Comes: More Replyku, More Tankatalks , Self-published , 2002
Tranströmer, Tomas , The Blue House , Thunder City Press , 1987
Trussell, Donna , Stand in Salt Water
Trussell, Donna , Fishbone
Unknown , Five of Us
Uriote, Patricia Keuning , Choosing the Moon , Bread & Butter Press Denver , 1981
VanMeenen, Karen; Charles Rossiter; Kathleen Adams , Giving Sorrow Words: poems of strength and solace , National Association for Poetry Therapy Foundation (Washington, D.C.) , 2002
Vara, Christina , For Sale , Small Packages Press , 2004
Ward, Thom , Tumblekid , the Devil's Millhopper Press , 1998
Warford , Harold , Paradise Right Now and Other Fine Poems , Warford, Harold , 2004
Warford, Harold , The Truth About Poetry , Warford, Harold , 2003
Whitebird, J. , 24 , Second Coming Press, San Francisco, CA , 1978
Whitebird, J. , Heat and Other Stories , Arbiter Press, Orlando, FL , 1992
Wortman, Sharon Wood (editor) , Oh, Gravity! -- Poems About Bridges in Three Sections , Urban Adventure Press , 2005
Xianghua, Zhang , Five Poems of Zhang Xianghua / Zhang Xianghua shi wu shou , Beijing , 1989
Yates, David C. , Motions , Latitudes Press , 1982
Yates, David C. , Riding for the Dome , Cedar Rock Press-New Braunfels, Texas , 1979
Young, Abe Louise , Paddle Down with One Long Oar , Abe Louise Young , 2003
Young, Andy , Mine , Lavender ink , 2000
Box
79-84, 98 Unpublished works by others
Works are chiefly unpublished. Includes some work of Nye's students and family. Document types include manuscripts, pamphlets, correspondence, and other materials.
Unprocessed material.

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Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 2008-073)

Includes correspondence, newsletters, poetry, a book draft by Nye, I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?, clippings, poetry book drafts:The Giving of Pears, draft by Marguerite Bouvard entitled The Unpredictability of Lights, greeting cards, CDs, and photos.
Box Folder
1 1 Assorted material including correspondence, newsletters, clippings, poetry, and programs, 1986-1987, 2004-2008, and undated
2 I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK? Tales of Driving and Being Driven, 2007
Box Folder
1 3 The Giving of Pears, undated
4 The Unpredictablility of Life by Marguerite Bouvard, 2008
5 Assorted periodicals, 2008
6 Assorted material including greeting cards, photos, correspondence, newsletters, articles, prose writings, 2005-2008 and undated
Box Folder
1 7 Assorted material including correspondence, poetry, The Texas Observer, 1989, 2005-2008, and undated
Box Folder
1 8 String Quartet No. 4 "Four Poets" sheet music, 2006
9 Assorted material including correspondence, photos, 1990-2008 and undated
10 Assorted magazines, 2008
11 CDs, 2003, 2008, and undated
Box Folder
1 12 Poetry, event ads, correspondence, photos, 1983-1989, 2003-2008, undated
13 Assorted anthologies, 1972-1977, 1995
Box Folder
1 14 Simple Vows, 2001-2002
15 Aramco World Magazine with article on Nye, September-October 1986
16 Last Apples of Late Empires -- poems, 2008
17 Mobius, The Poetry Magazine, 2008
18 Angelino Days,
19 Newspapers, 1983, 1995-2008
Box Folder
OM1 1 Newspapers, 2007
Box Folder
OM1 2 Barnes and Noble Events, 2005
3 Posters, 2008

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Addition of January 2009 (Acc. 2009-007)

This accession comprises correspondence, poetry and other writings, Nye’s draft of"Introduction to Taxi," and works by other authors, including drafts, CDs, a DVD of photos, newspaper clippings, newspapers, programs, and event advertisements.
Box Folder
1 1 Lannon Literary Awards and Fellowships, 2002
2 The Writer's Almanac CDs, March-July 2007
3 Assorted material including cards, poetry, programs, event advertisments, correspondence, San Antonio Light article by Henry B. Gonzalez, newsletters, 1954-1956, 1982, 1992-2009, and undated
4 Elizabeth Nye Sorrell, "A Memoir" by Magdalena Zavala, 2007
5 Assorted material (bulk correspondence), poetry and cards, 2004-2008 and undated
6 Correspondence, articles and some writings, 2006-2007
7 "Familiar Portals: A Collection of Poems" by Thomas B. Pruit, 2003
8 Writings ("Introduction to Taxi" draft, correspondence, event advertisements,
9 Poems that were considered for "The Selected Poetry of Robert Burlingame," 2007
10 SWC project poems, undated
11 Writings, 1999 and undated
12 CDs-Jonarnos Lawson, Lost and Found Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; DVD-Arab Rhythms Program, 2007-2008 and undated
13 Correspondence, clippings (in English and Arabic [?]), programs, articles, 1983, 1994-2008 and undated
14 DVD with photos by Flora Minnee (Taism), January 2008
15 "Ink, Blood and Semon," 1980
16 "Declare Yourself, Speak. Connect. Act. Vote," 2008
17 Poetry books, 2002-2007
18 "Blood On the Page Collected Writings of Sutterwriters," 2006
19 "With All the Harmonizing Notes of a Beautifull Song" poetry book, undated
20 Writings, "The Ocean and the Serpent," magazine, Dorothy Dick memorial service program, and 100th Anniversary booklet, 2006-2008
Box Folder
OM1 "Into The Air," undated
Newspaper pages, 2007

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Addition of June 2009 (Accession 2009-034)

This accession spans the years 2003 through 2009 and includes poetry, brochures, postcards, correspondence, newsletters, clippings, programs, DVDs, a student writing handbook entitled Reader's Choice: Split Edition, Passport to Treasures conference material, Touching Tender Spots (an introduction, by Roberto Bonazzi, to the book of poetry Tender Spots), Write to Heal: The Undiscovered Self workshop material, Laurus: The Secret Issue, 2006-2007,El Navegante and one advertisement for a book signing, poster.
Box Folder
1 1-4 Assorted material, 2003-2009 and undated
5 Reader's Choice: Split Edition, a student writing handbook, 2008
6 Laurus: The Secret Issue, 2006-2007, a book of poetry 2006
7 El Navegante, book of poetry, 2007
Drawer Folder
21 1 Advertisement for book signing, poster, 2009

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