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A Guide to the Pansy Pickren Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pickren, Pansy
Title: Pansy Pickren Papers
Dates: 1957-1960
Abstract: Correspondence and manuscripts of poems and children's stories by Pansy Pickren.
Extent: 1.25 Linear feet. 3 Boxes.
Identification: MS Group 11
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Pansy Pickren was a teacher of grammar in Palatka, Florida. She also wrote poetry, short stories, and children's stories.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of typescripts and manuscripts of poems, short stories, novels, and children's stories. In addition, there is correspondence, dated 1957 to 1960, primarily between Pickren and Barbara Webb.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pansy Pickren Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Autobiographical manuscript (project for a book)
1 Biographical material
1 Children's story: Jack and the Fish (Typescript, draft and final). 1957?
1 Children's story: Mary and the Porpoises (Typescript). 1958
1 Children's story: Poofy (Manuscript and Typescript, and final draft)
1 Children's story: Randy and the Porpoise (Typescript drafts)
1 Children's story: The Sea Animal Zoo (Typescript). 1958
1 Children's story: No title (Typescripts). 1958
1 Notebook with children's material
1 Correspondence with Barbara Webb. 1958-1959
1 Correspondence with William Scott. 1958
2 Notes
2 Novel: Toronita (Typescript and manuscript)
2 Novel: With Her Own Hands (Typescript)
2 Novel: No title. 1958-1959?
2 Poems
2 Rejection notes
2 Short story: The Breman Boat Runner (Typescript and manuscript). Not dated
2 Short story: Christmas Eve (Typescript).
2 Short story: The Coontie Dress (Typescript and manuscripts). 1960
2 Short story: A Glimpse of Glory (Typescript and earlier draft).
2 Short story: Monkey Fishing (Typescript). Not dated
2 Short story: Palmetto Sheds (Typescript). 1959
2 Short story: Pastel of Baby Sitter (Typescript). 1959
2 Short story: Something Old (Typescript). 1959
2 Short story: Who's Wacky (Typescript). Not dated
2 Short story: The Willful Women of Little Tomoka (Typescript). 1959?
2 Eight Short Stories with no titles (Typescript). Circa 1959
2 Miscellaneous Material

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