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A Guide to Mary Sue Koeppel's Papers Relating to Kalliope: A Journal of Women's Literature & Art

Finding aid created by Jennifer Kinser

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
April 2009


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Koeppel, Mary Sue, 1939-
Title: Mary Sue Koeppel's Papers Relating to Kalliope: A Journal of Women's Literature & Art
Dates: 1978-2007
Abstract: This collection contains materials relating to the publication of Kalliope: A Journal of Women's Literature & Art, as well as personal files of Mary Sue Koeppel.
Extent: 2.75 Linear feet. 5 boxes.
Identification: MS Group 260
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Kalliope: A Journal of Women's Literature & Art was first published in 1978 under the direction of Elizabeth (Peggy) Friedman and was a publication of Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ). After 10 years of service, Friedman stepped down and Mary Sue Koeppel became editor and served from 1988 through 2005. While in publication, Kalliope received international acclaim, and along with Calyx was one of the most important women's literary journals of the latter part of the 20th century.

Mary Sue Koeppel was a full-time faculty member at FCCJ from 1980 until 2005. She taught introductory English courses as well as creative writing. Koeppel's poetry, short stories, book reviews, and articles have appeared in over fifty journals, magazines, and newspapers. She has published writing guides, including Writing Strategies-Plus Collaboration and Write Your Life, The Memory Catcher. Her poetry books include In the Library of Silences: Poems of Loss, and Between the Bones. Koeppel also interviewed writers for the programs "Writer-to-Writer" and "Worth Quoting."


Scope and Content

This collection is organized into two major groups. The first part of the collection comprises the Kalliope files, which include correspondence to and from contributors, information about awards, histories of the publication, reviews, documentation from specific issues, event information, and sponsored projects. The bulk of material related to publication of the journal runs from volume 17 no. 2 through volume 26 no. 2. Earlier material is limited. The correspondence files contain letters from well-known authors including E.L. Konigsburg, Marge Piercy, and Elisavietta Ritchie.

Many files pertain to the publicity and publication of the journal as well as special projects, such as the Sponsored Reading Series, and ventures into the creation of children's books. The Sponsored Reading Series brought authors to Jacksonville to read their work and interact with the public. Kalliope published two children's books, New Lit on the Block and Lollipops, Lizards, and Literature. Both publications include poetry, stories, and artwork by children as well as Kalliope authors. Lollipops, Lizards and Literature includes the only publication of Gwendolyn Brooks "I Smile When I See People Coming." There are copies of both works in the collection.

The second group in the collection consists of Mary Sue Koeppel's files. The files include biographical information, correspondence (mainly recognition), manuscripts and other writings, photographs, community involvement, and information on other editorial positions. There are multiple copies of her manuscripts for In the Library of Silences and Between the Bones edited by other authors, including Enid Shomer and Lola Haskins.

In addition to the two major groups of files, the collection also contains video and audio recordings. There are video recordings of the two writers' series "Worth Quoting" and "Writer-to-Writer," and videos of an interview and a poetry reading with Mary Sue Koeppel. The audio recordings include cassette tapes of the program "Kalliope-on-the-Air," which aired on WJCT in Jacksonville. There is a cassette tape of poems published in volume 19 no. 1, "Secrets," recorded for the 25th Anniversary. Other cassette tapes consist of an interview with Koeppel, and an interview with Enid Shomer (microcassette).


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright for many of the writings and other materials in this collection is retained by the journal Kalliope or by the creators. Please consult with Department staff if you wish to publish items from the collection.


Related or Separated Material

A full run of Kalliope is available at the main UF library. Several other libraries also have full or partial sets of the journal, including the University of North Florida, the University of Miami, and Florida State University.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Sue Koeppel's Papers Relating to Kalliope: A Journal of Women's Literature & Art, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Mary Sue Koeppel in 2008.


Contents List

Kalliope Files


Box
1 Awards. 1990-1999
1 Calls for Manuscripts. 1989-1993
1 Children's Book - Lollipops, Lizards and Literature. 1992-1999
1 Children's Book - New Lit on the Block. 1990
1 Contributors - A. 1995-2004
1 Contributors - B. 1994-2003
1 Contributors - C. 1994-2004
1 Contributors - D. 1994-2004
1 Contributors - E. 1996-2002
1 Contributors - F. 1993-2002
1 Contributors - G. 1993-2002
1 Contributors - H. 1995-2004
1 Contributors - I. 1990-1997
1 Contributors - J. 1995-2000
1 Contributors - K. 1995-2002
1 Contributors - L. 1988-2002
1 Contributors - M. 1994-2004
1 Contributors - N. 1994-2004
1 Contributors - O. 1994-2004
1 Contributors - P. 1990-2004
1 Contributors - Q. 2004
1 Contributors - R. 1988-2004
2 Contributors - S. 1987-2004
2 Contributors - T. 1987-2003
2 Contributors - U. 1995-1997
2 Contributors - V. 1994-2003
2 Contributors - W. 1989-2004
2 Contributors - Y. 1995, 2000
2 Contributors - Z. 1994
2 Editor - Elizabeth "Peggy" Friedman. 1978-1988
2 Editor Resignation - Mary Sue Koeppel. 2005-2006
2 Editor Job Description (per Koeppel). 1988-2007
2 Grants and Support. 1988-2005
2 History. 1978-2005
2 Inclusion in Best American Poetry. 1999
2 Index to Kalliope volumes 10-25. 2003
2 Interns. 1990-2002
2 Interview Transcripts - Writer to Writer and Worth Quoting (Published in Kalliope). 1994-2004
2 Kalliope-on-the-Air (WJCT). 2001
2 Programs and Postcards. 1998-2005
2 Photographs - African American Poetry Reading (includes Koeppel, Sam Jackson). Not dated
2 Photographs - Fiction Writing Workshop (includes Koeppel, Robert B. Gentry, Leslie Schwartz). 2005
2 Photographs - Koeppel with Elizabeth Fioriti (Women of Vision founder) at Award Ceremony. 2003
2 Reviews. 1987-2004
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Arnold, Elizabeth. 2003
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Bialosky, Jill. 1999
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Brooks, Gwendolyn. 1999
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Cross, Donna Woolfolk. 1996
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Folktellers. 1991
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Forche, Carolyn. 1990
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Fowler, Connie May. 1996
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Gilchrist, Ellen. 1988
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Harjo, Joy. 1992
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Haskins, Lola. 2004
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Honeycutt, Irene Blair. 1993
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Konigsburg, E.L. (Elaine). 1997
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Lund, Elizabeth. 1998
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Martz, Sandra Haldeman. 1993
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Morgan, Elizabeth Seydel. 1989
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Ritchie, Elisavietta. 2000
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Schwartz, Leslie. 2004
2 Sponsored Reading Series - Starkman, Elaine Marcus. 1994
2 Sue Saniel Elkind Poetry Prize. 1993-2004
2 Volume 10 No. 3 - 10th Anniversary Issue. 1988
2 Volume 17 No. 2. 1995
2 Volume 17 No. 3. 1995
2 Volume 18 No. 2. 1996
3 Volume 19 No. 1 - 20th Anniversary Issue. 1997-1998
3 Volume 19 No. 1 - 20th Anniversary Issue. 1997-1998
3 Volume 19 No. 2. 1997
3 Volume 19 No. 3. 1997
3 Volume 20 No. 1. Circa 1998
3 Volume 20 No. 2. 1998
3 Volume 20 No. 3. Circa 1998
3 Volume 21 No. 2. 1998
3 Volume 22 No. 3. Circa 1999
3 Volume 23 No. 1. 2000
3 Volume 23 No. 2. 2000-2001
3 Volume 24 No. 1. 2001
3 Volume 25 No. 1 - 25th Anniversary Issue. 2004
3 Volume 25 No. 2 - 25th Anniversary Issue. 2004
3 Volume 26 No. 2 (Author List). Circa 2005
3 Volume 27 No. 2. 2005
3 Website. 1990s-2005
3 "Write Stuff for $100 Bucks" - Student Contest. 1998-1999
3 Writers Collective. 1988-2005
3 Writers Collective Readings. 1983-2002


Mary Sue Koeppel Files


Box
3 Awards and Honors. 1998-2002
3 "Between the Bones" - Manuscript. 2004-2005
3 "Between the Bones" - Manuscript (Ed. Bonny Sanders). 2004-2005
3 "Between the Bones" - Manuscript (Ed. Peg Lauber). 2004-2005
3 "Between the Bones" - Manuscript (Ed. Lola Haskins). 2004-2005
3 Biographical Materials, Resumes, and Writings. 1983-2005
3 "Christmas Gift" - Manuscript. 1982
3 Correspondence - Miscellaneous. 1983-2003
3 Hospice 25th Anniversary. 2004
4 "In the Library of Silences" - Manuscripts. 2000
4 "In the Library of Silences" - Revisions and Reviews. 2000-2005
4 International Teaching and Learning Conference. 1998-2001
4 Interviews. 1991-2005
4 Master Teacher Seminar - Island Experience. 1987-1991
4 News Articles and Miscellaneous. 1988-2005
4 Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Award Dossier (Folder 1). 1998-2000
4 Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Award Dossier (Folder 2). 1998-2000
4 Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Award Dossier (Folder 3). 1998-2000
4 Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Award Dossier (Folder 4). 1998-2000
4 Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Award Dossier (Folder 5). 1998-2000
4 Teaching and Learning Center - FCCJ. 2000
4 Women of Vision Project. 2001-2005
4 Workshop related Brochures and Correspondence. 1983-2004
4 Writecorner Press - Co-editor. 2003-2008
4 "Writing Strategies Plus Collaboration" by Koeppel (2nd edition of publication). 1996


Audio and Video Recordings


Box
4 Video- Interview with Koeppel, Positively Jacksonville TV-JAX (3/4" tape)
4 Video- "Worth Quoting" with Martha Vertreace (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
4 Video- "Worth Quoting" with Elaine Marcus Starkman (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
4 Video- "Worth Quoting" with Carolyn Forche (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
5 Video- "Writer to Writer" with Susan Vreeland (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
5 Video- "Writer to Writer" with Ruth Moon Kempher (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
5 Video- "Writer to Writer" with Shelley Mickle, Writing with Humor (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
5 Video- "Writer to Writer" with Elaine Konigsberg (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
5 Video- "Writer to Writer" with Leslie Schwartz, Developing and Creating Character (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
5 Video- "Writer to Writer" with Yvonne Sapia, Writing Poetry and Fiction (interviewed by Koeppel) (VHS)
5 Video - Mary Sue Koeppel Poetry Reading at Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville (VHS)
5 Audio- Kalliope - Dubbing master (Cassette tape)
5 Audio- Kalliope - Men Speak to Women, WJCT (Cassette tape). 1998
5 Audio- Kalliope (Microcassette)
5 Audio- Kalliope - Secrets Vol 19:1 (Cassette tape - 2 copies)
5 Audio- Koeppel Interview "While the Wolf..." (2 cassette tapes). 1998
5 Audio- WOKV Jacksonville - Kalliope Editor Koeppel and Guest Martz (2 cassette tapes). 1995
5 Audio- Women of Vision, Kalliope on the Air, "A Daughter's Christmas Memory" by Koeppel



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