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Creator:  Prenshaw, Peggy W.

Collection Number:  M477

Title:  Peggy W Prenshaw Collection

Dates:  1970-1987

Quantity: 2.5 cubic feet

Abstract: In 1989, Peggy Prenshaw donated materials to the University of Southern Mississippi Archives.  The collection largely consists of papers related to her scholarship on Mississippi authors Eudora Welty and Elizabeth Spencer while a professor at USM.  Also included are publications about women and women’s studies in academia.

Historical Sketch:

Magee, Mississippi native Peggy Prenshaw was an English Professor for many years at the University of Southern Mississippi, and later at Louisiana State University.  As an expert on Southern Literature, Prenshaw wrote critical scholarship on Mississippi authors such as Eudora Welty and Elizabeth Spencer, and served as editor on the Southern Quarterly from 1983-1991.  She was actively involved in organizations such the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mississippi Humanities Council.  In 1989, Peggy Prenshaw donated materials to the University of Southern Mississippi Archives.   

 

Box 1

            Folder 1:          Documents related to the Index in Prenshaw’s book on Elizabeth Spencer (n.d.)

            Folder 2:          Documents related to the Index in Prenshaw’s book on Elizabeth Spencer (n.d.)

            Folder 3:          Manuscript: Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (ca. 1985)

            Folder 4:          Partial Manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw and related documents and correspondence (1984)

            Folder 5:          Manuscript (continuation) of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (1984)

            Folder 6:          Manuscript (continuation) of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (1984)

            Folder 7:          Partial Manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (1985)

            Folder 8:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

 

Box 2

            Folder 1:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

            Folder 2:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

            Folder 3:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

            Folder 4:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

            Folder 5:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

            Folder 6:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

            Folder 7:          Materials related to Elizabeth Spencer Index (n.d.)

 

Box 3

            Folder 1:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

            Folder 2:          Edited partial manuscript of Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw (n.d.)

            Folder 3:          Unbound Copy of Conversations with Eudora Welty Edited by Peggy Prenshaw (1985)

            Folder 4:          Rough draft of Index for Conversations with Eudora Welty (1985)

            Folder 5:          Rough draft of Introduction for Conversations with Eudora Welty (1985)

            Folder 6:          Research and materials from Conversations with Eudora Welty (1985)

            Folder 7:          Draft of Introduction and research materials for Conversations with Eudora Welty (ca. 1984)

            Folder 8:          Correspondence and materials from Conversations with Eudora Welty (1985)

            Folder 9:          Correspondence and materials from Conversations with Eudora Welty (1985)

            Folder 10:        Correspondence and materials from Conversations with Eudora Welty (1985)

            Folder 11:        Correspondence and materials from Conversations with Eudora Welty (1985)

            Folder 12:        Newspaper article regarding Eudora Welty (1982)

            Folder 13:        Publication: Saturday Review featuring Eudora Welty Interview (June 1981)

 

Box 4

Folder 1:          Correspondence and materials related to obtaining permission to reprint three Eudora Welty interviews from 1942-1970(1985) 

Folder 2:          Correspondence and materials related to obtaining permission to reprint Eudora Welty interview from Stylus 1960 (1985) 

Folder 3:          Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty in Comment Magazine 1965 (1983) 

Folder 4:          Correspondence and materials from interviews with Eudora Welty in The Clarion Ledger 1970-82 (1983) 

Folder 5:          Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty in The New York Times Book Review 1970 (1983) 

Folder 6:          Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty in Open Secrets 1972 (1983) 

Folder 7:          Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty by Charlotte Capers in 1971 (1983) 

Folder 8:          Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty in The Washington Post 1972 (1983) 

Folder 9:          Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty in The Southern Review 1972 (1983) 

Folder 10:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty in The Paris Review 1972 (1983) 

Folder 11:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty on The Firing Line 1972 (1983) 

Folder 12:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty on The Times-Picayune 1973 (1983) 

Folder 13:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty by Alice Walker in 1973 (1983) 

Folder 14:        Correspondence and materials from Images of the South: Visits with Eudora Welty and Walker Evans (1977)      

Folder 15:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty from Conversations with Writers II 1978 (1983) 

Folder 16:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty from Jackson Magazine 1977 (1983) 

Folder 17:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty by Jan Nordby Gretlund 1978 (1984) 

Folder 18:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty by Reynolds Price 1978 (1984) 

Folder 19:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty from The Southern Quarterly 1982 (1984)  

Folder 20:        Correspondence and materials from interview with Eudora Welty from Bloodroot 1982 (1984)  

Folder 21:        Unbound copy of Eudora Welty: Thirteen Essays (1983)  

Folder 22:        Handwritten draft of Index for Eudora Welty: Thirteen Essays (n.d.)

 

Box 5

Folder 1:          Articles, newsletters, and documents related to Women’s Studies in Academia (1981-85)

Folder 2:          Research documents related to Women in Academia (n.d.)

Folder 3:          Articles, newsletters, publications, and documents related to Women’s Studies in Academia (ca. 1980’s)

Folder 4:          Articles, newsletters, publications, and documents related to Women’s Studies in Academia (ca. 1980’s)

Folder 5:          Articles, newsletters, publications, documents, and a seminar paper related to Women’s Studies in Academia (ca. 1980’s) 

Folder 6:          Articles, newsletters, publications, documents related to Women’s Studies in Academia (ca. 1980’s) 

Folder 7:          Articles, newsletters, publications, documents related to Women’s Studies in Academia (ca. 1980’s) 

Folder 8:          Publication: Women’s Studies Quarterly (Fall 1981)

Folder 9:          Publication: Women’s Studies Quarterly (Winter 1981)

Folder 10:        Publication: Women’s Studies International (January 1982)

Folder 11:        Publication: Women’s Studies International (July 1982)

Folder 12:        Publication: Women’s Studies Quarterly (Winter 1982)

Folder 13:        Publication: Women’s Studies Quarterly (Fall 1982)

Folder 14:        Publication: Women’s Studies Quarterly (Spring 1982)


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