Series I. Personal Records
Series II. Correspondence
a. Family Correspondence
b. Business Correspondence
c. General Correspondence
|9||1||Business||Oct. 26, 1975-Aug. 14, 1982|
|2||General||June 10, 1976-July 7, 1997|
|10||1||The Growing Time. Published as Ripening,, original draft, t.s., pp. 1-180||
|2||The Growing Time. Published as Ripening,, carbon, t.s., 180pp.||
|11||1||The Prism, ts., carbon, 174pp.+parts of older draft, 66pp.||
|2||Rice and Beans. Marked: first draft. Includes comments by James Tate, t.s., 1-67pp.||
|3||Rice and Beans . Marked: "final draft," ts., 104pp.||
|4||Rice and Beans , (Cont'd), pp. 105-173|
|5||Rice and Beans (wrong title?) first draft; incomplete, t.s., 62pp.||
|12||1||Ripening , draft, ts., 120pp.||n.d.|
|2||Ripening , draft, ts., pp. 121-183
Various book fragments, including Whisper Their Love
|12||3||"My Father's Chilblains" (by Velma Young Tate). In: The
Catholic Home Journal, November 1950, p. 6.
"The Home Place" (by Nacella Young). In: The Canadian Forum, November 1951, pp. 177-8.
"A Different Kind of Love", ts., carbon, 7pp. In: True Story [?]
I Married a Brain-Damaged Alcoholic (by Velma Tate). In: True Love [?], ts., carbon, 11pp.
My Home Was a Nightmare, ts., 9pp.; carbon, ts., 9pp. Includes note from MacFadden Women's Group. In: True confessions [?]
Aug. 8, 1981
Aug. 9, 1981
Aug. 9, 1981
|12||4||By Nacella Young; clippings from journals and magazines||
Jan. 1947-Dec. 1989
|5||By Nacella Young, ts., 15pp.
By Valerie Taylor, in: Newsletter Inago
|12||6||Clippings from journals and magazines; include notes by James Tate||late 1950-November 1950|
|7||Essays on Denise Levertov and May Sarton for Feminist Writers. Includes correspondence, ts. drafts, and a note by James Tate. See also: "Feminist Writers" in Business Correspondence.||1995/1996|
|13||1||Untitled; "Barbara Hanson was up on a ladder..." by "Taylor" ts., 139pp.||n.d.|
|2||Untitled; "Coal bill. The words echoed..." by "Tate"; ts., 182pp.||n.d.|
|3||Untitled; "Elizabeth Davis..." Includes early drafts and James Tate's notes, ts., 180pp.||n.d.|
|4||Portion of unidentified novel: "Fifteen minutes before closing time..." ts., 6pp.||n.d.|
|14||1||The Chicken of the Hotel Oracio Nelson by "Velma N. Tate," ts., carbon, 153pp.||n.d.|
|2||The Different Ones , revision, ts., carbon, 180pp.||n.d.|
|3||Dry September ; Chapter Two, by "Nacella Young," ts., 14pp.; ts., carbon by "Velma Tate," 183pp.||n.d.|
|4||Every Day Is Monday, by "Velma Tate," t.s., with corrections, 133pp.||n.d.|
|5||Hand Off My Love, ts., photocopy of carbon, 67pp.||n.d.|
|15||1||The Home Place, source material, t.s., ca. 120pp.||n.d.|
|2||The Home Place, draft, t.s., 150pp.||n.d.|
|16||1||The Home Place (Cont'd), t.s., pp. 151-311||n.d.|
|16||2||The Home Place, "rewrite," t.s., 118pp.||n.d.|
|3||The Home Place, by "Velma Tate," t.s., carbon, 150pp.||n.d.|
|4||The Home Place , (Cont'd), t.s., carbon, pp. 151-296||n.d.|
|17||1||The Home Place, by "Valerie Taylor," final version, t.s., 179pp.||n.d.|
|2||The Home Place (Cont'd), pp. 180-385||n.d.|
|3||The Housekeeper's Daughter, by "Francine Davenport," ts., carbon, 193pp.||n.d.|
|18||1||Innocent Imposter, by "Francine Davenport," ts., carbon, 134pp.||n.d.|
|2||The Innocent Imposters, by "Francine Davenport,"includes alternate ending on carbon, 151pp.||n.d.|
|3||Island of Love, by "Francine Davenport," ts., 69pp.||n.d.|
|4||Island of Love, by "Francine Davenport," ts., carbon, 69pp.||n.d.|
|5||Love Image, ts., carbon, 156pp.||n.d.|
|19||1||More Than Bed, ts., 148||n.d.|
|2||1933, ts. , 101pp.||n.d.|
|3||1933, ts. , pp. 102-184||n.d.|
|4||1924, early draft, ts., pp. 1-5
1924, incomplete copy, ts., pp. 2-10
1924, photocopy of complete version, ts., 5pp.
|19||5||Object Matrimony. Iincludes comments by James Tate, ts., with corrections, 138pp.||n.d.|
|20||1||Object Matrimony, (Cont'd), pp. 139-201||n.d.|
|2||Object Matrimony, duplicate, with name "Tate" crossed out and corrected to "Taylor," ts., 201pp.||n.d.|
|3||Sequel to Jam [?], ts., 87pp.||n.d.|
|4||Seven Lean Years, draft, with corrections ts., 252pp.||n.d.|
|21||1||Seven Lean Years, draft, corrected. Includes James Tate's comments, ts., 143pp.||n.d.|
|2||Seven Lean Years, (Cont'd), pp. 144-268||n.d.|
|3||Sight Unseen, draft, ts., several paginations, ca. 160pp.||n.d.|
|4||The Small Rain, ts., carbon, 165pp.||n.d.|
|22||1||Stand By and Witness, ts., incomplete and corrected pagination, with corrections in pen, 151pp.||n.d.|
|2||Stand By and Witness, ts., carbon, 151pp. Includes alternative ending||n.d.|
|3||The Tormented Search, ts., carbon, 140pp.||n.d.|
|4||Waiting to Die, ts., 24pp.||n.d.|
|22||5||Birthday, ts., photocopy, 8pp.||n.d.|
|6||Christmas Eve in Adelaide, by Velma Tate, ts., carbon, 10pp.||n.d.|
|7||Cora, by Velma Tate, ts., 8pp.; carbon, ts., 7pp.||n.d.|
|8||Resurrection, by "Nacella Young," ts., 7pp.||n.d.|
|9||A Dream, ts., 1p.||May 1984|
|10||A Short Love Story, ts., 2pp.||1993 or 1994|
|11||Nine short stories, untitled, with notes by Valerie Taylor and James Tate; 1997[?]; ts., 2pp. ; 3pp.; 5pp.; 5pp.; 5pp.; 9pp.; 7pp.; 5pp.; 4pp. , respectively||1997?|
Include an essay on Tee Corinne and note by James Tate ts., 5pp.
|2||Loose poems (Cont'd), Include note by James Tate ts., 3pp.||n.d.|
|3||Loose poems (Cont'd), "The Rooted Heart" and other poems, with explanatory note by James Tate||1952?|
|4||Loose poems (Cont'd), "After the Apalachian trail: a dialogue for Roberta," ts., 2pp.||ca. 1995|
|23||5||Poems from Valerie Taylor's journals
First grouping from binder in its original state, not in any particular order ts., ca. 100pp.
|6||Second grouping from binder, some published[?], ts., ca. 60pp.||1945-1985|
|7||Third grouping from binder, some published[?], ts., ca. 150pp.||few dates, ca. 1946-1950|
|24||1||Photocopies of poems
With note by Tee Corinne, ts., ca. 30pp
|2||Translation of poetry
"Translations from the German," ts., ca. 100pp.
|3||Translations [?] ts., ca. 30pp.||n.d.|
|25||1||Biographical sketch of Pearl M. Hart, with note by James Tate, n.d. ms.
"B.J. was a seeker..." n.d.
"The Cosmic Girl" n.d.
"Did you know?..." Fragment of essays [?], n.d.
"Have you ever wondered what happened to old amazons?..." n.d.
"In one of Chicago's older cemeteries..." n.d.
"Jeannette Foster, Forerunner" n.d.
|25||1||Unpublished Articles and Essays (Cont'd),
"Since time immemorial..." ts., 1p. n.d.
"The time has come to redefine peace..." n.d.
"What Has Happened to the Fat Ladies?" n.d.
"The World Is Ours: A Statement Against Separatism" n.d.
"In life, paths meet..." fragment of article [?], 1977?
"Habitat for Humanity," 1987 [?]
"The Crack in the Closet Door," 1988 [?]
|unidentified event/circumstances Valerie Taylor on audio cassette tape. See: Series X. Audio and Video Tapes.|
Arizona Gay TV show: # 10, "Growing old and gay--an interview with Valerie Taylor." Also includes "Best of Arizona Gay." Video tape. See: Series X. Audio and Video Tapes.
"Beware the Dream That Comes True Out of Season" conducted by Kathryn Taylor Parrish, student paper, ts., photocopy, n.d.
"Valerie Taylor, writer" excerpts of interview conducted by Linn Lane, published in: Magazine , November 1983, p. 9. Whole issue.
"Valerie Taylor" in The San Francisco Bay Area Gay & Lesbian Historical Society Newsletter , no. 4, v. 4 Summer 1989, pp. 1, 4.
"Valerie Taylor Interview" conducted by Tee Corinne and Caroline Overman, published in Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, no. 25 Winter 1988 and in: Valerie Taylor Author: A Resource Book, by Tee Corinne, 1991. Photocopy of ts., 15pp. See also: Personal Records
"I Like My Characters" ts., pp. 45-54, conducted on Mar. 30, 1991
Transcripts of eight lectures: "Our Lesbian Roots" delivered at Casa Nuestra in Tucson, AZ, in January and February 1980 Lectures one-four. See Also: Series X. Audio and Video Tapes.
|4||"Our Lesbian Roots" (Cont'd), Lectures five-eight.||1980|
Untitled; on wars in history; ms. n.d.
Untitled; on women in Valerie Taylor's family, ms. n.d.
Untitled "America's senior citizens..." n.d.
"Jane Addams," n.d.
Untitled "The Korean War..." n.d.
"For My Granddaughters..." delivered before the 1st Annual Lesbian Writers Conference in Chicago September 13, 1974
"May Sarton: A Study in Growth," delivered at the Fourth Annual Lesbian Writers' Conference in Chicago, 1977
"Will Shakespeare's Sister," delivered Nov. 4, 1977
"We're Not There Yet," delivered at the Gay and Lesbian Pride Week, Chicago, June 23, 1978
Phil Donahue show, with Valerie Taylor, Del
Martin, Fred Monroe, and Joe Norton. Video tape. See Also: Series
X. Audio and Video Tapes.
Poetry workshop at Flower Square retirement home. Three audio cassette tapes. See Series X. Audio and Video Tapes.
|1982 or 1983
1984 or 1985
|25||6||Human rights/social justice||ca. 1980s|
|7||Gay and Lesbian||ca. 1970s and 1980s|
|26||1||Literary||ca. 1970s to 1990s|
|2||Peace||ca. 1980s and 1990s|
|3||Quakers||ca. 1980s and 1990s|
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. November 1992. Includes Valerie Taylor among 1992 inductees
|2||Books Reviews||n.d., Fall 1981-July/August 1991|
|3||Book Reviews (Cont'd), collected by Naiad Press||
May 1982-Sept/Oct. 1992
|4||News stories||n.d., Sept. 18, 1960-Spring 1998|
|5||Publishers' book catalogs||ca. 1982-1989|
|6||Ads and announcements of Valerie Taylor's books or lectures||
Blurb on Valerie Taylor in The Gay Engagement Calendar, 1985 , on September 7th.;
Photograph of Valerie Taylor with Del Martin 1984 in: Out/Look, Summer 1988, p. 37.
Valerie Taylor's photo and bibliography in Lesbian Muse, 1990, including a dedication and a letter from Tee Corinne
|28||1||Unpublished and published poems by Jeannette Foster. Includes note by Tee Corinne||n.d.|
|2||"Author's preface" by Tee Corinne, 3pp + photographs, photocopy.||n.d.|
|3||Hank [Clarence H.] Mayers' autobiography, typed from tape. Includes note by Tee Corinne; two runs [?] ts., ca. 250pp.||n.d.|
|4||"The Good Fight," by Hank [Clarence H.] Mayers, ts., 150pp., carbons||n.d.|
|29||1||Works by Will Inman, mostly poetry, ts., photocopies, and some clippings, ca. 150pp.||1980s|
|2||Works by Will Inman (Cont'd), ca. 150pp.||1980s|
|3||Works by Will Inman (Cont'd), ca. 150Pp.||1980s|
|30||1||Works by Will Inman (Cont'd), ca. 150pp.||1980s|
|2||Works by Will Inman (Cont'd), ca. 150pp.||1980s|
|3||Works by Will Inman (Cont'd), ca. 150pp.||1980s|
|4||Works by Will Inman (Cont'd), booklets and broadsides||1977-1989|
|31||1||Clippings on Will Inman||1967-1985|
|2||Short stories by Vera J. Terrell, ts., ca. 20pp||n.d.|
|3||Poetry by Frank Shutts, ts., ca. 100Pp. Includes note by Tee Corinne||mostly early 1990s|
|4||Various authors, ts., with notes by James Tate, ts., ca. 50pp||various dates|
|6||Works about others
Includes notes by James Tate and Tee Corinne
|7||Materials sent by Marie Kuda. Include a letter from Kuda to Valerie Taylor, Oct. 17, 1997||1997|
|32||Valerie Taylor's early photographs
Her first schoolhouse [?],
|With mother, sister, and grandparents, two photographs, ca. 1920 and 1927|
|Small prints with other schoolchildren (Valerie Taylor in three of them) ca. 1920|
|Small portraits, two photographs, 1920 and ca. 1930|
|On wagon at farm, with mother and sister [?], ca. 1935|
|With sister Rose Marie, five photographs, ca. 1920 and 1930s|
|At Blackburn College, ca. 1935|
|With family, five photographs, ca. 1930s|
|With son Marshall, ca. 1940|
|Scrapbook, 1930s-1940. Includes several notes by James Tate|
|At Blackburn College, large portrait, 1937|
|With husband William Jerry Tate, newlyweds [?], two photographs, ca. 1939 or 1940|
|33||Valerie Taylor from the 1950s to the 1990s
With glasses, two photographs, ca. 1950s
With sons Marshall, Jim, and Jerry, husband Jerry, and step-mother Jerri, three photographs, Christmas morning 1956
In Chicago, four prints, ca. 1959. Photo by Al Vaughn.
With Marvin De Koren, ca. 1960s
In Chicago, ca. 1960s
With Ada Mayer, August 9, 1963
With Lola Sherlock and Marvi De Koven, Chicago, five photographs, ca. late 1960s. Includes notes by James Tate
|With Marshall John Tate, Ada Mayer, and Hank Mayer (includes note by
James Tate), ca. 1970s
At home, 1970
With Ada Mayer, October 1971
With grand-daughter Suzie, with son Marshall, and with daughter-in-law Hye Sook, in front of house where Taylor lived in Margaretville, NY, five photographs, between 1975 and 1978
With Penni Tate, ca. late 1970s
Portrait, late 1970s
Large portraits, by herslef and with friend. Two photographs by Bill Girden, ca. late 1970s
With Tee Corinne in Margaretville, NY. Contact sheet and three prints, late 1970s
|Holding a friend's baby, ca. 1980s [?]
At Grant Street, with unidentified friend and by herself, two photographs, early 1980s
At Grant Street with her lady dog, two photographs, early 1980s
With Will Inman in tucson, AZ, two photographs, ca. 1982
With Cara Vaughn, Bonnie Folse, and Yolanda Berry, 1982
On television, three photographs, 1983. Phil Donahue show [?]
|At Himmel Park on Tucson Boulevard, during her son Jim's visit from Los Angeles, between 1983 and 1986. Five photographs taken by Sharon Briekly|
|With Dimitris Stevis, December 7, 1984
In yard, one photograph, ca. mid-1980s
At home with son Jim, two photographs, ca. 1982-1983 and 1988-1990
With cane in park, one photograph, ca. late 1980s
At mountain, ca. late 1980s
At Bentley's, Tucson, AZ, poetry reading, ca. 1987
As Tammy Faye Bakker at Halloween party, Tucson, AZ, three photographs, 1987
Valerie Taylor's 75th birthday party, organized by friend Miriam Barsk, 1988
Holding Rice and Beans, ca. 1989
In purple dress, with walker, and with friends Miriam Barsk, Winifred Hall, and Roberta Streicher, in Tucson, AZ, three photographs, ca. mid-1990s
At a party and at home, three photographs, late 1990s
With Miriam Barsk on front porch of Quaker Meeting building, Tucson, AZ, ca. mid-1990s, and Miriam Barsk in 1986, three photographs
|34||Tee Corinne photos of Valerie Taylor
Taken in Margaretvielle, NY, in 1977
Contact sheets, cards produced from the photos, and several prints. Includes a photographs of Tee Corinne taken by Lee Lynch. Thirty-five prints.
|35||Photographs of family members|
|sons Marshall, Jerry, and Jim Tate, and their families
Include photographs of Marshall with second and third wives and children, and of Jerry and Jim in young age. Also Elsie Young. Include notes by Tee Corinne on envelope
ca. 40 photographs
|ca. 1940s to 1980s|
|36||Elsie Young (Valerie Taylor's mother)
As a young woman; with husband and children. Includes Elsie's scrapbook and photos of other family members.
Rose Marie (Valerie Taylor's sister)
As a young woman, with husband and child. ca. 60 photographs
|ca. 1880s to 1920s
ca. 1920s to 1960s
|37||Marshall Young (Valerie Taylor's father)
As a young man; with wife Elsie Collins (Valerie Taylor's mother) and their ; and with second wife Jerri and their children children Bonni, Bud, and Mashallyn. Includes photographs of other children and a letter from Bonni to her parents, Sept. 30, 1968. Some of Marshallyn's photos carry a dedication to Taylor. Also includes Marshall's and Jerri's family correspondence and notes by Tee Corinne.
ca. 80 photographs.
ca. 1940s to 1980s
Includes photograph of Pearl Hart with Jim Osgood and Bill Kelly [?], n.d., and Chicago Tribune photo of Pearl Hart, which Valerie Taylor used to keep on a shelf over her bed
Tenerife, Canary Islands [?], four photographs, includes note by James Tate
|40||1||Paul R. Goldman Award, April 12, 1975 (plaque)||1975-1992|
|2||Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame 1992 (paperweight)|
|3||(Mounted poems by Will Inman, 1985)|
|4||(Mounted poems by Will Inman, 1985 and 1986)|
|Valerie Taylor's words on tape; unidentified circumstances; one audio cassette tape||n.d.||tr7728a|
|Arizona Gay Show # 10: "Growing Old and Gay: An Interview with Valerie Taylor" plus "Best of Arizona Gay"||n.d.||V-387|
|Helen Walters to Valerie Taylor, letter on tape; one audio cassette tape||ca. early 1980?||tr7729a|
|"Our Lesbian Roots" eights lectures delivered by Valerie Taylor at Casa Nuestra in Tucson, AZ; four reel-to-reel tapes||January and February 1980||tr7724-tr7727|
|Edward Mead to Valerie Taylor, letter on tape; one audio cassette tape||June 14, 1981||tr7755a|
|Phil Donahue television show with Valerie Taylor, Del Martin, Joe Norton, and Fred Monroe; one video cassette tape||ca. 1982||V-388|
|Poetry workshop at Flower Square retirement home. Four audio cassette tapes.||ca. 1984 or 1985||tr7730a-tr7733a|
|Carey Catherine to Valerie Taylor, letters on audio cassette tapes; six tapes||ca. mid-Eighties||tr7734a-tr7739a|