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Claire Sprague archive of the Doris Lessing Society

Collection 1996-007

Dates:  1976-1991.

Extent:  (8 boxes).

Level of Description:  Item level.

Name of creator(s):  Claire Sprague.

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

Scope and Content:  Consists of materials collected during Claire Sprague's tenure as president of the Doris Lesing Society (1980-1988) and as editor of the Doris Lessing Newsletter (1982-1988).  It includes a full set of the newsletter from Winter 1976 through Spring 1988 with scattered issues after 1988, typescripts of many articles submitted to the newsletter, and related editorial correspondence.

Administrative/Biographical History:  The archive relates to the Doris Lessing Society's Modern Language Association (MLSA) sessions and its incorporation and acceptance as an MLA Allied Organization (1977-1979).

Access and Copyright:  This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use. Contact the Department of Special Collections.

Language and Scripts:  English

Finding aid/Inventory:   Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:  Claire Sprague

Date(s) of description:  1996, 1998, 2007

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Inventory

Series 1:  Doris Lessing Newsletter

1:1 Winter 1976, Fall 1977, and Vol. 2:1 (1978) - Vol. 7:2 (1983).    
1:2 Vol. 8:1 (1984) - 12:2 (1989).    
1:3 Vol. 13:1 (1989) - Vol. 17:2 (1995).    
1:4 Prospectus (3 copies) and blank subscription form.    
  Newsletter business and editorial records    
1:5 1981. Includes society articles of organization, society by-laws and logo designs.    
1:6 1982.    
1:7 1983.    
1:8 1984.    
1:9 Jan-Aug 1985.    
2:1 Sept-Dec 1985.    
2:2 Jan-Aug 1986.    
2:3 Sept-Dec 1986.    
2:4 Jan-Jul 1987.    
2:5-6 Aug-Dec 1987.    
3:1 Jan-Mar 1988.    
3:2 Jan-Mar 1988.    
3:3 Apr 1988-1991.    
       

Series 2:  MLA sessions on Doris Lesssing

1:1 1971.  “The Fiction of Doris Lessing.”  Papers collected by Paul Schlueter in a spiral bound notebook.    
1:2 1978. The Dispossessed and The Four-Gated City.  Lessing and Ursula LeGuin.  Drafts of a paper by Claire Sprague.    
1:3 1979.    
1:4-6 1980.  “Mixed Doubles in Doris Lessing” by Claire Sprague; papers by other authors.    
1:7 1982.  “Aging.”    
2:1 1982.  “Doris Lessing and the Commonwealth Novel.”    
2:2 1983.    
2:3 1984-1986.    
2:4 1990-1996.    
2:5 1994.  Allied organization status renewal.    
  Correspondence    
2:6 Abel, Elizabeth.    
2:7 Alkalay-Gut, Karen.    
2:8 BA, Ginette; Badode, Ram M.    
2:9 Bertelsen, Eve.    
2:10 Brueck, Eric; Burkom, Selma.    
2:11 Caracciolo, Peter; Collins, Jere and Wilson, Raymond.    
3:1 Draine, Betsy.    
3:2 Fishburn, Kathy; Friedman, Ellen.    
3:3 Galvan, Fernando; Gamallo, Isabel Anievas.    
3:4 Goodblat, Chanita.    
3:5 Gurr, Andrew J.    
3:6 Hanley, Lynn.    
3:7 Hansen, Jorgen Christian.    
3:8 Hanson, Clare; Hite, Molly.    
3:9 Hoy, Pat C.    
3:10 Imrie, Malcolm; Jouve, Nicoloe Ward.    
3:11 Kaplan, Carey.    
3:12 Karen [?]; Kellerman, Henryk.    
3:13 Knapp, Mona.    
3:14 Lewis, Helena.    
3:15 Loshitzky, Yosefa.    
3:16 Maslen, Elizabeth.    
3:17 Mattheson, Sue; McMaster, Graham.    
3:18 Nickelsen, Ellin A.    
3:19 Rose, Ellen Cronan.    
4:1 Rubenstein, Roberta.    
4:2 Sage, Lorna; Schlueter, Paul.    
4:3 Seamon, David.    
4:4 Seligman, Dee.    
4:5 Taylor, Jenny.    
4:6 Weinhouse, Linda.    
4:7 Miscellaneous.    
       

Series 3:  Claire Sprague research files

1:1 “Doris Lessing and the BBC.”    
1:2 In Pursuit of Doris Lessing:  Nine Nations Reading. 1989.  Claire Sprague, editor.  Related correspondence, publisher’s agreements, dust jacket.    
1:3 Rereading Doris Lessing.  Narrative Paterns of Double and Repetition Claire Sprague. 1987.  Photocopied galleys and segments of page proofs; related material.    
1:4 London. 1986-1989.    
1:5 Personal. 1962-1989.    
 
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