Jane Wodening papers
Scope and Contents
- Majority of material found within 1967-2019
- Wodening, Jane, 1936- (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
Box 23-26 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19.9 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
Language of Materials
Jane Wodening (1936-)
Born Mary Jane Collom in Western Springs, Illinois in 1936, she was known as Jane Brakhage during her marriage, and later adopted the surname Wodening. After separating from Brakhage, she spent the next several years living out of her car before moving to a remote cabin in the Rocky Mountains. These experiences with alternative living became the subject of her memoirs Driveabout (2016) and Living Up There (2009). Wodening began writing in the late 1960s, and self-published her first work, Bird Journal, in 1969; it was later included in her short story collection Mountain Woman Tales (2000). Her other books include her debut biography From the Book of Legends (1989), Lump Gulch Tales (1993), and Brakhage's Childhood (2015), a biography of her former husband.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- American literature -- 20th century
- American literature -- 21st century
- Authors -- United States -- 20th Century
- Authors -- United States -- 21st century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Authors, American -- 21st century -- Archives
- Born digital
- Brakhage, Stan
- Collom, Jack, 1931-2017
- Corman, Cid, 1924-
- Davenport, Guy, 1927-2005
- Dorn, Edward, 1929-1999
- Finlay, Alec, 1966-
- Gilfillan, Merrill, 1945-
- Hawkins, Bobbie Louise, 1930-2018
- Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-
- Wodening, Jane, 1936-
- Women authors
- Guide to the Jane Wodening Papers
- by Nora Soto
- May 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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