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Janice Daugharty Papers

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Biography and Criticism

The Short Stories (Unpublished)

Unpublished Novels

Published Novels and Short Story Collections

Unpublished Recent Novels

Recent Additions

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Janice Daugharty Papers, 1980- | Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

By Shirley Schoening Scheuler and Deborah S. Davis

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Collection Overview

Title: Janice Daugharty Papers, 1980-Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1990-

ID: MS/22

Primary Creator: Daugharty, Janice (1944-)

Extent: 48.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

This collection currently contains 48 boxes of materials.  They are divided in series that are only partially chronological.

Series 1:  Biography and Criticism: these four boxes contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, Daugharty's VSC papers and coursework, essays on her writing by students, and stories and correspondence related to a short story anthology on "Rejections" (from publishers to famous writers) that she worked on in the early 1990's.  The news clippings are organized first by related or reviewed publication, such as Dark of the Moon, and then there are general news articles that cover signings, interviews, and biographical sketches. 

Series 2: The Short Stories (unpublished).  These three boxes contain 75 short stories and/or short novellas that have never been published.  Most would date from the 1980's and early 1990's, although Daugharty continues to write and publish short stories today. Although an attempt was made to determine chronological order within this series, most of the stories were undated and thus the series does not reflect the order of writing.

Series 3: Unpublished Novels: These 12 boxes contain versions of 12 full-length novels written prior to 1994.  Here are Moon by Day, Two Shades of Morning, and Sling the Biscuit. Some of these have quite a few revisions included, which show a good deal of change and growth as a writer.  Materials within each box were ordered chronologically based upon an analysis of edited changes through the different versions.  This chronological order is an approximation only.

Series 4: Published novels and short story collections:   Ten boxes contain the manuscripts, edits and final book copies of her previously published works.  There is even a German edition of Necessary Lies.  With the correspondence and news articles from series one, these notes, handwritten manuscripts, edited copies and final copies create a complete snapshot of the development of each book. Materials within each box were ordered chronologically based upon an analysis of edited changes through the different versions.  This chronological order is an approximation only.

Series 5: Unpublished recent novels:  Staten Bay  is a departure from the works that previously defined a "Janice Daugharty" in that the novel is set much farther back in history and traces  three generations of women from 1887-1999.  The historical research necessary to write this 700+ page book is with the manuscripts.  She interviewed "old timers," read and collected information on the time periods extensively, and those notes are in the collection.  

Series 6: Recent Additions

Date Acquired: 08/04/2000. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: An Extra, An Imposing Presence, Anthology, Articles, Asylum, Bass, Rick, Bell, Madison Smartt, Bradbury, Ray, Brown, Larry, Brown, Rozellen, Busch, Frederick, Candy Block, Canin, Ethan, Cherry, Kelly, Children of Molech, Crumley, James, Dark of the Moon, Daugharty, Janice, DeMarinis, Rick, Dubus, Andre, Earl in the Yellow Shirt, Edgerton, Clyde, Ellison, Harlin, From Whence the River Comes, Going Through the Change, Hood, Mary, Just Doll, Land Grab, Le Guin, Ursula K., (1929-2018), Like a Sister, Little Splinter Boy, Manuscripts, Mason, Bobbie Ann, McIerney, Jay, Moon By Day, Mr. P.C. Brown, Necessary Lies, Novels, Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-, Old Man Dubbies Girl, Online Display, Paw Paw Patch, Powell, Padgett, Short stories/Novellas, Sling the Biscuit, Summer Thunder, The Reaping Years, Two Shades, Whistle, Year of Jubilee

Forms of Material: Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Janice Daugharty in the VSU Archives are an open collection. Daugharty was a native of Echols County, Georgia and attended Valdosta State College. This collection reflects the work of a writer in the prime of her production; thus, material will be added to the collection periodically.  The collection contains handwritten and typed manuscripts of short stories and novels, edited copies of works, copies of published books, VSC college coursework, correspondence, newspaper clippings and publicity material, photographs and audio tapes.  It is essentially the "education of a writer."  Here are the various versions of her published novels, from synopsis through handwritten draft,  to correspondence between published and author discussing changes, to the finished product.  Most fascinating are the early novels and stories as she moves towards her voice and style.  Two Shades of Morning, written in 1987, and Moon by Day, written in 1986 and revised in 1988, are two of her early novels which show this transition very well.

Biographical Note

Janice Daugharty was born in 1944 outside of Valdosta, and has lived almost all of her life in Echols county, Georgia.  Prior to her writing career, she was a farm wife and at-home mother.  It is from her rural background, from her observations of small town life, of parents and children, of blacks and whites, that her fiction springs.  She began attending Valdosta State College at 38 (in 1982 or 1983) where she quickly began taking English classes.  Her early literature papers show a thorough grounding in American and Southern Literature.  Then followed ten years of "rejection slips" as she churned out  over 19 novels and dozens of short stories.  Her work caught the eye of Joyce Carol Oates, and some of her stories were published in the Ontario press.  In 1994 she finally broke into print with Going Through the Change, a collection of short stories,  and her first published novel, Dark of the Moon.

She followed with Necessary Lies, 1995, Paw Paw Patch in 1996,  Earl in the Yellow Shirt in 1997, Whistle in 1998, Like a Sister in 1999.  She has also published numerous short stories, newspaper articles, essays, and has been interviewed repeatedly in all forms of media.  She is currently working on different versions of three novels, experimenting with a blend of fiction and history.

Subject/Index Terms

An Extra
An Imposing Presence
Anthology
Articles
Asylum
Bass, Rick
Bell, Madison Smartt
Bradbury, Ray
Brown, Larry
Brown, Rozellen
Busch, Frederick
Candy Block
Canin, Ethan
Cherry, Kelly
Children of Molech
Crumley, James
Dark of the Moon
Daugharty, Janice
DeMarinis, Rick
Dubus, Andre
Earl in the Yellow Shirt
Edgerton, Clyde
Ellison, Harlin
From Whence the River Comes
Going Through the Change
Hood, Mary
Just Doll
Land Grab
Le Guin, Ursula K., (1929-2018)
Like a Sister
Little Splinter Boy
Manuscripts
Mason, Bobbie Ann
McIerney, Jay
Moon By Day
Mr. P.C. Brown
Necessary Lies
Novels
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Old Man Dubbies Girl
Online Display
Paw Paw Patch
Powell, Padgett
Short stories/Novellas
Sling the Biscuit
Summer Thunder
The Reaping Years
Two Shades
Whistle
Year of Jubilee

Administrative Information

Repository: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: Folder in Director's office contains, deed of gift, accession record 2000-25 and later accession in 2004 of 9 further boxes.  Correspondence is also included. iomega 250 zip drive which cannot be read with current machines in the library.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for reserach use.

Acquisition Source: Janice Daugharty

Acquisition Method: Signed Deed of Gift, marked On Loan signed by Janice Daugharty, Rt. 1 Box 595 Stockton, GA 31649.  If no longer retained, return to author. She retains copyright.

Appraisal Information: Novels and short stories, manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, published books and galley sets.

Processing Information: Finding Aid completed in September 2002 by Shirley Schoening Scheuler and Deborah S. Davis.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised in November 2019 by Doug Carlson for DACS compliance.

Other Note: See online display for additional materials

Other URL: http://archives.valdosta.edu/online_exhibits/jdaugharty/index.html


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Series 1: Biography and CriticismAdd to your cart.
Box 1: Articles Related to Published Works and Other General FilesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Newspaper and Journal Articles:Dark of the MoonAdd to your cart.

Setting: Cornerville, GA in Swanoochee County

Additional information: Newspaper and Journal Articles: Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon-Publisher Weekly-1/10/94 (2 copies);

Write Where You Know- Writers Digest-5/97;

Something new under the Moon-the Dallas Morning News-4/3/94;

Okefenokee Tales-New York Times-9/25/94;

Bum

Brief Review: Merdi Lee gets sucked into her bootlegger husband's scheme to hold captive a whiskey revenuer, she figures it's one more muc bog Okefenokee Swamp set to sink her dream of making the mob of grown sons  and stepsons to cook and clean up after.

Number of Pages:0

Folder 2: Going Through the ChangeAdd to your cart.

Setting: Cornerville, GA in Swanoochee County

Additional information: Folder with example of jacket cover; copy of the check from Ontario Review; check stub from Ontario Review for 1,000 minus 100 for the commission; Press; post card advertising the book; review by Publishers Weekly July, 1, 1994

Brief Review: A collection of short stories dealing with the often turbulent lives of the people who inhabit rural South Georgia.

Number of Pages:200

Folder 3: Newspaper and Journal Articles: Necessary LiesAdd to your cart.

Setting:

Additional information: Newspaper and Journal Articles: Necessary Lies-in box with other articles

It was a strange day, strange in a nice way-Atlanta Journal-Constitution-5/27/96

Necessary Lies-Washington Post Bookworld-8/6/95

Novelist to discuss work-The Albany Herald-2/27/96

Brief Review:

Number of Pages:0

Folder 4: Paw Paw PatchAdd to your cart.

Setting: Cornerville, GA in Swanoochee County

Additional information: Paw Paw Patch-Folder containing letter from Don Congdon Associates, Inc sending regrets that Ellen Gilchrist will not contribute to the anthology for Snake Nation; Letter from HarperCollins Publishers includes a magazine article "Shop Talk" Allure October Brief Review:At forty, Chanell Foster is proud and popular in her hometown. Her beauty shop is more than her business--it is the town's social hub-- and one's status in Cornerville is ensured by a standing weekly appointment in Chanell's book.

Number of Pages:259

Folder 5: Newspaper and Journal Articles: Earl in A Yellow ShirtAdd to your cart.

Setting: Cornerville, GA in Swanoochee County

Additional information: Folder Newspaper and Journal Articles: Earl in A Yellow Shirt (in box with other articles on stories)

The Critics Choice-Clinch County News-10/31/99; 

It’s not easy trying to bury Louella Scurvy-Morning News-6/1/97;

Janice Daugherty’s characters wring lBrief Review:When sixteen-yea-old Loujean Scruvy's mother dies in childbirth, Loujean knows the responsibility of the new baby will fall on her-- she is the only girl among three brothrs and a no-account father. The problems of the Scurvy family

Number of Pages: 0

Folder 6: Folder Newspaper and Journal Articles: Whistle  (in box with other articles on stories)Add to your cart.
Setting:Cornerville, GA in Swanoochee CountyAdditional information:Folder Newspaper and Journal Articles: Whistle  (in box with other articles on stories); Jacket cover for the book; review in The Flamingo Reader Winter 1998; Washington Post If the shoe fits review Whistle March 22, 1998; The Florida Times Union Mystery Brief Review:  Roper is illiterate.  He is poor, hardworking black man in the unforgiving heart of south Georgia, striving each day to put distance between his new life and his probation for a petty crivme one year earlier.  His routine is his savior: At sunrise he moNumber of Pages:0
Folder 7: Newspaper and Journal Articles: Like A SisterAdd to your cart.

Setting: Sowell, GA deep south where Georgia borders Florida

Additional information: Like A Sister in box with articles on specific novels

Sister: Like mother, like daughter? USA Today 1/6/00

Like a Sister Amazon.com 1/4/00

Janice Daugharty pens another great novel

Pass the Collards Like a Sister Seattle Times Chris Solomon

Brief Review:

Number of Pages: 0

Folder 8: Miscellaneous ideas, journal entry, and unidentifiable pages from storiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Just DollAdd to your cart.
Valdosta Daily Times Page 7A February 27, 2006. Article on Janice Daugharty & her new book Just Doll.
Box 2: Correspondence, Critical Writing on Janice, general clippings, and family/personal filesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Information, correspondance, from publishers and employeersAdd to your cart.

Additional information:

To: Janice From: Larry Ashmead -HarperCollinsPublishers Date: 4/22/98

To: Janice From: Celestine Sibley-Atlanta Journal/Constitution Date: 2/29/96

To: Janice From: Shannon Ravenel-Algonoquin Books of Chapel Hil Date: 2/15/96

To: Janice From: Larry Ashmead

Folder 2: Short Stories1-2 pages rough outlinesAdd to your cart.

Short Stories: 1-2 pages. Rough outlines in box with miscellaneous items

Big Meeting

The Day After

Mail Bag

The Dictionary

The Deputy

The Cattle Rustler

Snake Tales

A Good Name, A Good Man

Operator

Swinging Iron

Relationship – No Childhood

Papers

Folder 3: 100th Celebration Statenville United Methodist Church Statenville GAAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Presentations, book signings, lectures by Janice for conferences, bookstores, universities, etc.Add to your cart.

Additional information:

Georgia Writers May/June 1997

The Georgia Review May 15-17, 1997

Georgia Journal November/December 1997

Friends and Foundation Quarterly Fall 1997

Presenter Janice Daugharty Bookmark

Folder 5: Thank you's, congratulations cards,  and  miscellaneousAdd to your cart.

Additional information:

To: Janice From: Ollie and Susie Sympathy Card in box with miscellanous items

To: Janice From: Jason Kaufman Congratulations for publication of a book in paper back

To: Janice From: Tom Valdosta State University Congratulations publication in Ontario Review

Folder 6: Students reactions to Janice's storiesAdd to your cart.

Setting:Additional information:Student’s reactions to Janice's stories - in box with miscellanious items

Suggestions for teaching Dark of the Moon from 17 students of Dr. Knuth, English 616 Buffalo State College, October 1996

Paper written on the topics of Dark of the Moon and NecesBrief Review:Number of Pages:0

Folder 7: Children letters, drawings, etc to JaniceAdd to your cart.

Letters from Children to Janice and a family letter from Thelma to Aunt Sallie in box with miscellaneous items

To: Thelma From: Aunt Sallie telling Thelma she has a lung aneurysm 2/28/84

To: Nanny  (Janice )From: Polly Davidson  miss you

Folder 8: Newspaper and Journal Articles: GeneralAdd to your cart.

Writer's Persistence Pays Off:-5//93-in box with newspaper articles on specific novels

Live Oaks and Shrewd Woman

Kaye Gibbons looks back in anger

Low-Key Writer’s Festival Reaches Wider Audience

Book Talk-Chattanooga times-4/25/99

Folder 9: South Georgia Writers GuildAdd to your cart.
By-laws of the Guild-1986
Box 3: Papers for classes at Valdosta State University, Journal 1985 and Anthology The One that Almost Got Away: (Copies of Stories and copies of letters)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Papers for classes at Valdosta State University and Journal 1985Add to your cart.

Ishmael’s Presage to the Public Sentiment: The Town Ho’s Story

The Architect and the Designer

Granny and the Second Son: Vaughn’s Battle

Faulkner and Modernism

Biographical Information Early Years The Achievements of Falulkner

Political Science Class 200

Number of Pages:10

Folder 2: Journal at VSC--1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The One that Almost Got Away Correspondence wth contributing authorsAdd to your cart.
This folder contains the proposal, a list of authors with addresses, handwritten notes and correspondence with these Authors.  Where indicated by the title of the story, stories are also included in this folder, though the bulk of stories are in folder 4.Brief Review:This is an anthology to be put together by Janice Daugharty and Bill Davidson.  Janice was acting in her capacity as editor of Snake Nation Review and Snake Nation Press.  This is a follow-up to her first Anthology.
Folder 4: The One that Almost Got Away: (Copies of Stories and copies of letters)Add to your cart.

This folder includes correspondence and the following stories by the listed authors.  Originals of these letters and further correspondence are in folder 3.

Madison Smartt Bell -- "The Lie Detector"

Padgett Powell -- "Typical"

Rosellen Brown

Brief Review:This is an anthology to be put together by Janice Daugharty and Bill Davidson.  Janice was acting in her capacity as editor of Snake Nation Review and Snake Nation Press.  This is a follow-up to her first Anthology.

Folder 5: The One that Almost Got Away: (Copies of Stories and copies of letters)Add to your cart.

This folder contains correspondence with writers who decided not to participate in the anthology.  Correspondents are listed below.  Also in this folder are copies of the book proposal, handwritten notes, and letters that were undeliverable.

Brief Review:This is an anthology to be put together by Janice Daugharty and Bill Davidson.  Janice was acting in her capacity as editor of Snake Nation Review and Snake Nation Press.  This is a follow-up to her first Anthology.

Box 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Luncheon at VSUAdd to your cart.

Setting:

Additional information: Luncheon given at VSU by Dr. and Mrs. Bailey and the VSU Archives to honor Janice Daugharty and her gift of papers to the VSU Archives.  May 22, 2001, at University Center. 

Display in pictures created by Archives

Brief Review:

Number of Pages:0

Folder 2: LandscapeAdd to your cart.

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Additional information:

Pictures--Landscape pictures: river and bridge, sunset, and antebellum house.

Brief Review:

Number of Pages:0

Folder 3: Cemetery PicturesAdd to your cart.

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Additional information: 2 photographs of "cemetery decorating" which seem to be Easter decorations

Brief Review:

Number of Pages:0

Folder 4: Seba -Jekyell The CloisterAdd to your cart.

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Additional information:Date seems to be 1998.  One picture.

Brief Review:

Number of Pages:0

Folder 5: Janice and FriendsAdd to your cart.
4 pictures
Folder 6: An interview of Janice at homeAdd to your cart.
3 photographs
Folder 7: Outdoor shots - River house and cowsAdd to your cart.
19 photographs taken around 2000 at Janice's home of her house, cows, the river, and around on the farm.  Some of these were used for publicity pictures.
Folder 8: Family Pictures Seward and JaniceAdd to your cart.
3 photographs of Janice and Seward
Folder 9: Indian River Book Review ClubAdd to your cart.
Double prints of the Indian River Book Review Club at Vero Beach Florida.  26 pictures in all; 10 * 2 copies  of the resort, and 3 *2 copies of Janice's speech.
Folder 10: The Monticello Opera House -ReadingAdd to your cart.
118 Pictures total of a reading and signing at the Monticello Opera House in Monticello, Florida, on January 30, 1999.  52 of the pictures are double prints.
Folder 11: Janice SigningsAdd to your cart.
22 Pictures taken from 1998-1999 at book signings.  Some have annotations on back identifying people and occasion.

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[Series 5: Unpublished Recent Novels],
[Series 6: Recent Additions],
[Electronic Records 1: Janice Daugharty - Electronic Records, 1980-2015],
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