Scope and arrangement
Organized into 23 series: Series 1: Writings by Annie Proulx ; Series 2: Artwork by Annie Proulx ; Series 3: Correspondence ; Series 4: Research ; Series 5: Other Projects Series 6: Works by Others ; Series 7: Photographs ; Series 8: Genealogical Papers ; Series 9: Personal Records ; Series 10: Address Books and Monthly Planners ; Series 11: Ephemera ; Series 12: Material related to the estate of Lois Gill Proulx ; Series 13: Publisher’s Artwork and Promotional Material ; Series 14: Material Related to Scheduled Literary Events ; Series 15: Awards ; Series 16: Property Records ; Series 17: Publishing and Other Contracts ; Series 18: Miscellaneous Printed ; Series 19: Digital Material ; Series 20: Audio Cassettes, VHS, DVDs, CDs ; Series 21: Restricted Material ; Series 22: Realia ; Series 23: Financial Papers.
The archive comprises material related to the publication of four short-story collections written and/ or composed by Proulx during this period, as well as uncollected short stories; material related to the composition and publication of four novels published between 1992 and 2002; material related to the composition of nonfiction articles, essays, and books, including freelance magazine work done by Proulx in the 1980’s and several “how-to” gardening and cooking publications; four academic theses completed by Proulx while she was a history student at the University of Vermont and George Williams University; a holograph journal begun by Proulx on 1976, and concluded on March 18, 1977, while she was living in the North Kingdom of Vermont (restricted until after the death of the author); book reviews, public remarks, interviews, book proposals, and a small section of poetry written by Annie Proulx. The archive also includes some born-digital drafts of works and correspondence, and her sketchbooks and watercolors of landscapes and people.
Also contains Proulx’s extensive research files, which include maps and guides organized by region, project files with articles organized by subject, and hundreds of research photographs, many organized by place. Other photographs in the archive include portraits of Annie Proulx, photographs of literary events, and photographs from Proulx’s childhood and of family and friends.
Also includes a large collection of artwork by Proulx’s mother, painter and amateur naturalist Lois Nellie Gill Proulx, and her estate papers, as well as a collection of genealogical and property records retained by Proulx.
The archive is rich in both incoming and outgoing correspondence, and includes letters to and from writers and friends; agents and publishers; translators, and readers. In many cases, Proulx retained copies of her outgoing personal and business letters. Correspondence from fans of “Brokeback Mountain” is restricted for the life of the author, as is Proulx’s Vermont journal.