Joe David Bellamy papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, research and writing files, production files, audiocassettes, professional papers, printed material and other papers, documenting Bellamy's work as an author and editor, as director of the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, and as editor and publisher of Fiction International magazine.
- 1962 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 48, 76 (audiocassettes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 77, 79 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Reference copy of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Joe David Bellamy 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 Ralph B. Sipper on the Eugene G. O'Neill Memorial Fund and the Sinclair Lewis Fund, 2000-2007, and gift of Joe David Bellamy, 2014.
Organized into four groupings: I. June 2000 Acquisition. II. August 2006 Acquisition. III. October 2007 Acquisition. IV. May 2014 Acquisition.
Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time.
Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with and/or relates to material found in other acquisitions. For instance, writings can be found in all three groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each acquisition described in the Collection Contents section.
Researchers should also note that similar material can be arranged differently in each acquisition, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the library.
62.11 Linear Feet (79 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of correspondence, research and writing files, production files, audiocassettes, professional papers, printed material, a computer disk, and other papers, documenting Bellamy's work as an author and editor, as director of the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, and as editor and publisher of Fiction International magazine.
Joe David Bellamy
Joe David Bellamy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1941. He attended Duke University, Antioch College, and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of the novel Suzi Sinzinnati and the collection of stories Atomic Love in addition to other works. He was the founding editor and publisher of Fiction International magazine and press. He served as director of the literary program of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1990 to 1992.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization, at or around the time of acquisition. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, titled according to month and year of acquisition.
Descriptive information is drawn in large part 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.
Formerly classed as: Uncat MSS 63, Uncat MSS 892, Uncat MSS 987.
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 poetry -- 20th Century
- Audiovisual materials
- Authors -- United States -- 20th century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Bellamy, Joe David, 1941-2014
- Born digital
- Editors -- United States -- 20th Century
- Fiction -- Periodicals
- Fiction International
- National Endowment for the Arts. Literature Program
- Poetry -- Periodicals
- Poets -- United States -- 20th century
- Guide to the Joe David Bellamy Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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