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American Literary Studies

Charlotte Painter Papers

The Papers

Location: Department of Special Collections, Green Library

Call Number: M0619

Size: 3.75 linear ft.

Finding Guide: A printed version is available in the reading room of the Department of Special Collections. Electronic versions of this finding guide are also available. If you have Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher, click here to connect to the XML version on the Stanford server; if not, click here for the html version on the Online Archives of California server.

Research Access and Use: Materials in the Department of Special Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Special Collections' Reading Room in the Cecil H. Green Library. The Reading Room is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Photocopies, photographs, and microfilm can be made of some materials in the collections. For more information about the collections and access policies, please contact Special Collections by telephone at (650) 725-1022, by electronic mail at or by regular mail at the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6004.

Career of Charlotte Painter (1926 - )

Writer, poet and educator, Charlotte Painter was born in Baton Rouge in 1926, and studied Theater at Lousiana State University, graduating in 1947. Her first short story was published in the New Yorker in 1955. Her first novel, The Fortunes of Laurie Breaux (1961) won her a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in 1962. She went on to receive her Masters in English from Stanford in 1966, teaching at the University until 1969. She has taught creative writing at the University of California at Berkeley, Davis, and Santa Cruz as well as at San Francisco State University. She retired from teaching in 1991.

Highlights and Research Potential of the Charlotte Painter Papers

Personal papers from 1955-1992, including manuscripts, correspondence and research notes for her books The Fortunes of Laurie Breaux (1961), Who Made the Lamb (1965), Confessions from the Malaga Madhouse (1971), Revelations: Diaries of Women (1974), Seeing Things (1976). Also included is correspondence and audio-tape interviews for the book Gifts of Age: 32 Remarkable Women (1985).

Bibliography of Charlotte Painter

The finding guide, available in the Reading Room of the Department of Special Collections, contains a complete bibliography of the works of Charlotte Painter.




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