- Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, digital files, and other papers by and relating to American writer and artist Jane Wodening. Correspondence includes exchanges with other prominent writers and artists such as Lucia Berlin, Cid Corman, Ed Dorn, Guy Davenport, Merrill Gilfillan, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Carolee Schneemann, Alec Finlay, and Jonas Mekas. Materials, including notes, drafts, and manuscripts, document Wodening's writing career and provide insight into her creative process. Wodening's personal files showcase her other creative pursuits such as amateur radio and drawing. There are also family records that include a collection of writings by Wodening's brother, poet Jack Collom, and materials relating to her former husband, filmmaker Stan Brakhage. The collection spans the years 1907-2019, with the bulk of the material dating from 1969-2019.
- Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
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
The Jane Wodening Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Granary Books, Inc. on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2020.
Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, circa 1974-2019. II. Writings, 1969-2018. III. Personal and Family Papers, 1907-2019. IV. Computer Media, undated.
- Majority of material found within 1967-2019
- 19.9 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
- Related Names
- Wodening, Jane, 1936-
- Language of Materials