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Jane Wodening papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1331
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.

Associated Materials

Jane Wodening and Stan Brakhage Scrapbooks (YCAL MSS 229). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

The childhood of Stanley Brakhage : 1410 Quince St., Denver, CO, 2007 / by Jane (Brakhage) Wodening (YCAL MSS 282). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Majority of material found within 1967-2019
19.9 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
Related Names
Wodening, Jane, 1936-
Language of Materials