Karon, Jan, papers

Karon, Jan, papers


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Repository
University of Virginia, Special Collections Dept.
Identification
MSS 16077
Title
Jan Karon papers1918-2016, bulk 1964-2016
Quantity
66 Cubic Feet The Jan Karon papers consist of 120 legal Hollinger boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 17 oversize folders, 17 audio cassettes, 26 videocassettes, 46 disks, and 2 hard drives.
creator
Karon, Jan (Janice), 1937-
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Jan Karon papers, 1918-2016, bulk 1964-2016, Accession #16077, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Jan Karon papers were given to the University of Virginia Library on October 2, 2014, by Jan Karon.


Biographical / Historical

Jan Karon is an American novelist who writes for both adults and young readers. She is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling Mitford novels, featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford. (Wikipedia)

Jan Karon was born on March 14, 1937 in Lenoir, North Carolina, to Robert Cecil Wilson (1914-1977) and Wanda Lee Wilson (1921- ) and was named Janice Meredith after the title of a popular novel. She and her younger sister, Brenda, lived as children with her grandparents, Monroe Ivy Cloer and Fannie Bush Cloer, on their farm outside Hudson, North Carolina. Both sisters later moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to join their mother who had married Toby Setzer, the owner of a hosiery knitting business.

At fourteen, Karon married Robert Bryan Freeland (1932-1995) in Charlotte and had one daughter, Candace Rae Freeland, in 1952. Her advertising career began at the age of eighteen, at Walter J. Klein Company, one of the first advertising agencies in the region.

Karon’s marriage to Robert Freeland ended in divorce and in her early twenties, Karon married a Duke Power chemist, Bill Orth, and became active in the Charlotte Little Theater, the Mint Museum Drama Guild, and in local social and political issues. She was one of four white women who marched in an early civil rights protest, led by the Reverend Sydney Freeman, along Charlotte’s North Tyron Street.

During the late sixties, she and Orth divorced. Karon then married Arthur Karon, a clothing salesman who moved the family to Berkeley, California, where they lived for three years.

After their marriage ended, Karon returned to Charlotte, North Carolina, and begun working again in advertising. Her dismissal from a Charlotte TV production company in 1982 precipitated what she called the ‘proverbial dark night of the soul.’ Karon returned to the faith taught her as a child by her grandmother. She began attending Charlotte’s interdenominational Calvary Church, and worked as a free-lance copywriter until her move to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1983, where she joined McKinney and Silver, an internationally renowned advertising firm.

She became an award- winning creative vice-president at McKinney, working on cruise line and airline accounts. There she won, with art director Michael Winslow, the coveted Steven E. Kelly Award, the print advertising equivalent of the Academy Award. Semi-finalists included British Airways, Harley-Davidson, and Waterford Crystal.

Her daughter, Candace Freeland, pursued photojournalism, winning numerous awards with the "Miami Herald", the "Charlotte Observer", and a stint in Central America for the "U.S. News and World Report".

In order to purse her dream of writing a novel, Karon left her advertising career and, at age fifty, bought a house in the small mountain town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, where she supported her dream with freelance advertising work.

Soon, she approached the editor of "The Blowing Rocket" with a couple of chapters featuring an Episcopal priest named Tim Kavanagh, which he urged her to run in "The Blowing Rocket". The ensuing two years of writing the priest’s story for "The Blowing Rocket" resulted in her first novel, "At Home in Mitford", published in paper by a small publishing house in the Midwest. Twenty years after its initial release in paper, the novel appeared in its 85th printing, in a new, 20th anniversary hardcover edition, from Penguin-Random House, the world’s largest trade publisher.

The second and third Mitford novels, "A Light in the Window" and "These High Green Hills", were published by the same house, with limited marketing and distribution. Karon took the promotion of her books into her own hands, cold-selling them to bookstores and befriending bookstore owners. In Raleigh, bookseller Nancy Olson of Quail Ridge Books, was given a copy of "At Home in Mitford" by Mary Richardson, Karon’s Raleigh neighbor and friend. Olson admired the work and in 1996 introduced Karon to literary agent Liz Darhansoff. Darhansoff showed the Karon books to Carolyn Carlson at Penguin, and a long and fruitful relationship began. At this writing (2016), Karon has published twenty-two works of fiction and non-fiction, with sales estimated at more than 40 million, not including foreign sales in nineteen countries. Karon is currently published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin-Random House; her editor is Christine Pepe.

Jan Karon has won much recognition for her work. Among these are three nominations by the American Booksellers Association of "At Home in Mitford" for Best Book of the Year for three consecutive years (1996-1998) – a one-time-only occurrence in the Association’s history to date.

In 2013, "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good", which spent seventeen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, was given the Library of Virginia’s Best Fiction of the Year award. In 2015, Karon received The Library of Virginia’s Lifetime Achievement Award. And in 2016, "Come Rain or Come Shine" debuting at #1 on the "New York Times" list, was the recipient of the 2016 Christy Award. A further recognition is the designation of Jan Karon as a lay Canon for the Arts in the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy. For more information about honors and awards, see box 44 of this collection.

For more information about Jan Karon and her books, see the publicity – press files in boxes 55-56 of this collection, a long article in "The Charlotte Observer", August 14, 2005, her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JanKaron/ and website http://www.mitfordbooks.com/ , as well as her Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Karon

Scope and Contents

The Jan Karon papers contain Mitford book typescripts and galleys; materials related to Ms. Karon's publishing career and her relationship with her agent and publisher; letters and fan mail from readers, arranged by month and year only; memorabilia; professional and personal correspondence; reviews and press publicity; research related to Karon's novels; files related to charitable organizations and boards; architectural drawings of Esmont Farm; files and journals related to the purchase, restoration, and running of historic Esmont Farm, Albemarle County, Virginia, by Karon; personal and family papers; files pertaining to Jan Karon’s advertising career, particularly the North Carolina tourism campaign for McKinney & Silver; photographs; artifacts; audiovisual material; and born-digital material, including disks and hard drives.

Arrangement

The Jan Karon papers are organized into eight series. Series I consists of manuscripts and book related material, including illustrations, book jackets and covers, reviews, editorial files, radio plays, stage plays, page proofs, and galleys (Boxes 1-26 and Oversize boxes 1, 3). Series II consists of reader mail from fans (Boxes 27-43).

Series III contains the professional correspondence and papers of Jan Karon concerning the publication of her books, including files with publishers, arrangements and publicity for public appearances, press clippings, and interviews (Boxes 44-59, oversize folder 17 and oversize boxes 1 and 3).

Series IV consists of personal and family papers and is further separated into two subseries,subseries A: personal and family correspondence (Boxes 59-83), including greeting cards and invitations, with frequent correspondents having an individual folder and subseries B: personal papers of Jan Karon, including calendar diaries, journals, personal notes, and related material (Boxes 84-86 and Oversize box 3).

Series V includes materials relating to her advertising career, including the North Carolina tourism campaign (Boxes 87-90 and Oversize box 1).

Series VI contains topical files, including organizations, newsletters, travel files, Mitford general files, and research files Boxes 90-100).

Series VII consists of records about the purchase and restoration of her historic home "Esmont" in Ablemarle County, Virginia, including architectural drawings in Subseries A (Oversize folders 1-16 and Oversize boxes 2-3) and papers and photographs in Subseries B (Boxes 101-113).

Series VIII comprises the last series and consists of artifacts, miscellany, audiovisual and born-digital material (Boxes 114-120). This series is arranged in four subseries: Subseries A: Artifacts, chiefly concerning the Second International Mitford Homecoming; Subseries B: Albums and Volumes;Subseries C: Books Influential in the Life of Jan Karon; and Subseries D: Audiovisual and Born Digital Material.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Advertising
  • Authors and publishers
  • Bush, Barbara, 1925- -- correspondence
  • Esmont (Albemarle County, Va. : Dwelling)
  • Freeland, Candace Rae, 1952- -- correspondence
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons -- correspondence
  • Hallmark Properties -- correspondence
  • Jordan, Daniel P. -- correspondence
  • Jordan, Lou (Jordan, Lewellyn Schmelzer) -- correspondence
  • Karon, Jan (Janice), 1937-
  • Lion Publishing (Firm) -- correspondence
  • Mitford (N.C. : Imaginary place)--Fiction
  • Novelists, American
  • Penguin (Firm) -- correspondence
  • Read, Miss (Saint, Dora Jessie) -- correspondence
  • Richardson, Jerry, 1936- -- correspondence
  • Richardson, Mary Williams, 1914-2009 -- correspondence
  • Setzer family -- correspondence
  • Viking Press -- correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are two hard drives in this collection that are currently unavailable.

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Container List

Book manuscripts and related material
  • box:folder 1
    1
    "At Home in Mitford," uncorrected proof copy, spiral bound, published by Lion Publishing, 458 pages, signed by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    [1994]
  • box:folder 1
    2
    "At Home in Mitford," uncorrected proof copy, published by Lion Publishing, Chapters 1-3
    1 folder(s)
    [1994]
  • box:folder 1
    3
    "At Home in Mitford," covers and book jacket art
    1 folder(s)
    [1994-1997]
  • box:folder 1
    4
    "At Home in Mitford," publicity and promotion
    1 folder(s)
    1994, 2005
  • box:folder 1
    5
    "At Home in Mitford," a musical score for the theater adaptation of the novel by Jan Karon, music by Carl Johnson, and lyrics by Chana Wise, spiral bound
    1 folder(s)
    2009 June 25
  • box:folder 1
    6
    "At Home in Mitford," a musical theater adaptation of the novel by Jan Karon; book by Cynthia Ferrell, music by Carl Johnson, and lyrics by Chana Wise, spiral bound
    1 folder(s)
    2009 June 25
  • box:folder 1
    7
    "At Home in Mitford," a musical theater adaptation of the novel by Jan Karon; book by Cynthia Ferrell, music by Carl Johnson, and lyrics by Chana Wise, spiral bound, with comments by Jan Karon concerning the script
    1 folder(s)
    2009 June 25-July 5
  • box:folder 2
    1
    A staged reading of "At Home in Mitford," the musical based on the novel by Jan Karon, at the Academy for New Musical Theatre, including a program for the event, in a white binder
    1 folder(s)
    [2009] May 21
  • box:folder 2
    2
    "Come Rain or Come Shine," author’s notes and research
    1 folder(s)
    2011-2015
  • box:folder 2
    3
    "Come Rain or Come Shine," editorial correspondence, publicity and reviews
    1 folder(s)
    2015
  • box:folder 2
    4
    "Come Rain or Come Shine," interior design layouts and book jacket designs
    1 folder(s)
    2015
  • box:folder 2
    5
    "Come Rain or Come Shine," typed manuscript with deletions noted and legal changes made concerning song lyrics
    1 folder(s)
    2015
  • box:folder 2
    6
    "Come Rain or Come Shine," galley, 1st pass master (1 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2015 May 15
  • box:folder 2-A
    1
    "Come Rain or Come Shine," galley, 1st pass master (2 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2015 May 15
  • box:folder 2-A
    2
    "Come Rain or Come Shine," galley, 1st pass master, pages where corrections have been made by the author
    1 folder(s)
    2015 June 1
  • box:folder 2-A
    3
    "A Common Life," cover art and illustrations
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2001
  • box:folder 2-A
    4
    "A Common Life," editorial correspondence and author’s notes
    1 folder(s)
    1996-2001
  • box:folder 3
    1
    "A Common Life," typed manuscript, setting copy with corrections and additions, 177 pages
    1 folder(s)
    [2000 June 29]
  • box:folder 3
    2
    "A Common Life," revised layouts
    1 folder(s)
    2000 July 6
  • box:folder 3
    3
    "A Common Life," author’s rough pages
    1 folder(s)
    2000 July 13
  • box:folder 3
    4
    "A Common Life," reviews and publicity
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2001
  • box:folder 3
    5
    "A Common Life," reviews and publicity
    1 folder(s)
    2002-2003
  • box:folder 3
    6
    "A Continual Feast," editorial correspondence, cover art, and advertising copy
    1 folder(s)
    2004-2006
  • box:folder 3
    7
    "A Continual Feast," typed manuscript with corrections and changes, author’s rough pages
    1 folder(s)
    [2004]-2005
  • box:folder 3
    8
    "A Continual Feast," page proofs, author’s set, first pass
    1 folder(s)
    2004 June
  • box:folder 4
    1
    "Esther’s Gift," editorial correspondence, publicity, illustrations and book jacket proofs
    1 folder(s)
    2001-2003
  • box:folder 4
    2
    "Esther’s Gift," typed manuscripts, layouts with black and white illustrations, and page proofs
    1 folder(s)
    2001-2002
  • box:folder 4
    3
    "Home to Holly Springs," audiobook
    1 folder(s)
    2007
  • box:folder 4
    4
    "Home to Holly Springs," author's notes and copy
    1 folder(s)
    circa 2007
  • box:folder 4
    5
    "Home to Holly Springs," brochures on Holly Springs, Mississippi
    1 folder(s)
    circa 2000-2007
  • box:folder 4
    6
    "Home to Holly Springs," contacts and businesses in Holly Springs, Mississippi
    1 folder(s)
    circa 2002-2007
  • box:folder 4
    7
    "Home to Holly Springs," correspondence with residents in Holly Springs, Mississippi
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2010
    Scope and Contents

    These correspondents include Chelius Carter, Mary Ann Connell, Jean Ann Jones, Frances Gresham, Mary R. Minor, Maxine Moore, and Kathleen McMillan Lane; the correspondence with the Reverend Bruce McMillan has been filed with his folder in clergy correspondence.

  • box:folder 4
    8
    "Home to Holly Springs," covers and book jacket designs
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2007
  • box:folder 4
    9
    "Home to Holly Springs," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 4
    10
    "Home to Holly Springs," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2007 January-August
  • box:folder 5
    1
    "Home to Holly Springs," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2007 September-2009
  • box:folder 5
    2
    "Home to Holly Springs," first research trip
    1 folder(s)
    2006 February-March
  • box:folder 5
    3
    "Home to Holly Springs," partial typescript draft with a note by Jan Karon “initial try at establishing dialect rules and standards”
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 5
    4
    "Home to Holly Springs," page proofs, chapters 1-10, incomplete
    1 folder(s)
    2007 August 14
  • box:folder 5
    5
    "Home to Holly Springs," page proofs, chapters 11-32, incomplete
    1 folder(s)
    2007 August 14
  • box:folder 5
    6
    "Home to Holly Springs," paperback edition
    1 folder(s)
    2008
  • box:folder 5
    7
    "Home to Holly Springs," publicity
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2007
  • box:folder 5
    8
    "Home to Holly Springs," research general
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2003
  • box:folder 5
    9
    "Home to Holly Springs," research general
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2009
  • box:folder 5
    10
    "Home to Holly Springs," research on diabetes and transplants
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2007
  • box:folder 5
    11
    "Home to Holly Springs," research on historic places of Holly Springs, including Rust College and the courthouse
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 6
    1
    "Home to Holly Springs," research on kudzu and gardening
    1 folder(s)
    1985, 2006-2007
  • box:folder 6
    2
    "Home to Holly Springs," research on Memphis, Tennessee and the Natchez Trace
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2007
  • box:folder 6
    3
    "Home to Holly Springs," research on Southern small town humor, speech and culture
    1 folder(s)
    2004-2007
  • box:folder 6
    4
    "Home to Holly Springs," research on the town of Holly Springs, Mississippi and the water tower
    1 folder(s)
    2006
  • box:folder 6
    5
    "Home to Holly Springs," research on trains, porters, and lines
    1 folder(s)
    2007
  • box:folder 6
    6
    "Home to Holly Springs," research trip travel arrangements with Sea Gate Travel Group, includes a photograph of Mrs. Pearl B. Richardson (1943)
    1 folder(s)
    1943, 2006
  • box:folder 6
    7
    "Home to Holly Springs," research trip travel arrangements with Sea Gate Travel Groups - Maps
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 6
    8
    "Home to Holly Springs," reviews and bestseller lists
    1 folder(s)
    2007-2008
  • box:folder 6
    9
    "Home to Holly Springs," timeline for Father Tim and other characters
    1 folder(s)
    [2006]
  • box:folder 6
    10
    "Home to Holly Springs," timeline for World War II
    [2006]
  • box:folder 7
    1
    "In the Company of Others," author’s notes and drafts of scenes and dialogue
    1 folder(s)
    [2008-2010]
  • box:folder 7
    2
    "In the Company of Others," author’s notes and drafts of scenes and dialogue
    1 folder(s)
    [2008-2010]
  • box:folder 7
    3
    "In the Company of Others," author’s notes and drafts of scenes and dialogue with references to chapters
    1 folder(s)
    [2008-2010]
  • box:folder 7
    4
    "In the Company of Others," book jacket covers and publicity
    1 folder(s)
    2010-2011
  • box:folder 7
    5
    "In the Company of Others," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2009
  • box:folder 7
    6
    "In the Company of Others," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2010 January-May
  • box:folder 7
    7
    "In the Company of Others," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2010 June-2012
  • box:folder 7
    8
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - emails concerning research questions
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2009
  • box:folder 7
    9
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - general (1 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2010
  • box:folder 7
    10
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - general (2 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2010
  • box:folder 8
    1
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - Catholic Church and religious issues
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2010
  • box:folder 8
    2
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - County Sligo, Ireland, and the surrounding areas
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2010
  • box:folder 8
    3
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - fishing in Ireland
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2010
  • box:folder 8
    4
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - the Garda and legal issues
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2010
  • box:folder 8
    5
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - Irish history and culture, including emigration to the United States, famine and slang
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2010
  • box:folder 8
    6
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes – Irish history and culture, including emigration to the United States, famine and slang
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 8
    7
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - medicine and medical issues
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2009
  • box:folder 8
    8
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - medicine and medical issues
    1 folder(s)
    2010
  • box:folder 8
    9
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - medicine and medical issues
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 9
    1
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - notebooks kept by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    2008
  • box:folder 9
    2
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - Timelines of Irish history and characters in the book
    1 folder(s)
    2007-2010
  • box:folder 9
    3
    "In the Company of Others," research and notes - William Butler Yeats
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2009
  • box:folder 9
    4
    "In This Mountain," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2002
  • box:folder 9
    5
    "In This Mountain," illustrations and covers
    1 folder(s)
    2001-2003
  • box:folder 9
    6
    "In This Mountain," typed manuscript drafts of chapters, including chapters 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9
    1 folder(s)
    [2000-2001?]
  • box:folder 9
    7
    "In This Mountain," typed manuscript, setting copy, chapters 1-5
    1 folder(s)
    [2002?]
  • box:folder 10
    1
    "In This Mountain," typed manuscript, setting copy, chapters 6-11
    1 folder(s)
    [2002?]
  • box:folder 10
    2
    "In This Mountain," typed manuscript, setting copy, chapters 12-17
    1 folder(s)
    [2002?]
  • box:folder 10
    3
    "In This Mountain," typed manuscript, setting copy, chapters 18-23
    1 folder(s)
    [2002?]
  • box:folder 10
    4
    "In This Mountain," page proofs, author's set, chapters 1-11
    1 folder(s)
    2002 March 4
  • box:folder 10
    5
    "In This Mountain," page proofs, author's set, chapters 12-23
    1 folder(s)
    2002 March 4
  • box:folder 10
    6
    "In This Mountain," promotional material, reviews, and bestseller lists
    1 folder(s)
    2002-2003
  • box:folder 11
    1
    "In This Mountain," research and notes
    1 folder(s)
    1996-2001
  • box:folder 11
    2
    "In This Mountain," research and notes on diabetes
    1 folder(s)
    1999-2002
  • box:folder 11
    3
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    1992-2001
  • box:folder 11
    4
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2002
  • box:folder 11
    5
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2003
  • box:folder 11
    6
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2004-2006, 2010
  • box:folder 11
    7
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," illustrations and cover
    1 folder(s)
    2002-2004
  • box:folder 11
    8
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," publicity, including reviews and magazine articles, bestseller lists, and fan response, such as "A Taste of Mitford"
    1 folder(s)
    2004-2005, 2009
  • box:folder 11
    9
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," recipes and research, including Jan Karon's "last meal" survey of friends
    1 folder(s)
    1985-2002
  • box:folder 1
    1
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," partial preliminary proof, pages 1-16
    1 folder(s)
    2004 April 13
  • box:folder 12
    1
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," recipes and text
    1 folder(s)
    2002
  • box:folder 12
    2
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," recipes and text
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2004
  • box:folder 12
    3
    "The Jan Karon Story Hour," featuring "The Tale of an Honest Bunny," "The Trellis and the Seed," and "Miss Fannie’s Hat" read by Jan Karon and her daughter, Candace Freeland, editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2005
  • box:folder 12
    4
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2001
  • box:folder 12
    5
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny," illustrations and cover
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 12
    6
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny," illustrations and cover
    1 folder(s)
    1999-2002
  • box:folder 12
    7
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny," manuscript, electrostatic copy, with a detailed editorial letter, March 23, 1997, from Elizabeth Law
    1 folder(s)
    1988-1989, 1997
  • box:folder 12
    8
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny," original notes, with Jan Karon's explanation about a note on the caption of an illustration that became the title to the second Mitford novel
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1988
  • box:folder 12
    9
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny," typed manuscript drafts, with letters from Elizabeth Law, Senior Editor, with her suggestions and revisions
    1 folder(s)
    1997
  • box:folder 13
    1
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny," typed manuscript drafts, with letters from Elizabeth Law, Senior Editor, with her suggestions and revisions
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 13
    2
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny," publicity and reviews
    1 folder(s)
    1999-2000, 2007
  • box:folder 13
    3
    "Journey to Mitford" proposal from Dramatic Publishing Company, typescript of a play based on the Mitford novels by Jan Karon and adapted by Robert Inman
    1 folder(s)
    2009
  • box:folder 13
    4
    "Light from Heaven," author's notes and copy
    1 folder(s)
    [2005]
  • box:folder 13
    5
    "Light from Heaven," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2004-2006
  • box:folder 13
    6
    "Light from Heaven," illustrations and cover art
    1 folder(s)
    2005
  • box:folder 13
    7
    "Light from Heaven," typed manuscript, chapters 1-7, copy edited manuscript, with changes and corrections
    1 folder(s)
    [2005 August 2]
  • box:folder 14
    1
    "Light from Heaven," typed manuscript, chapters 8-14, copy edited manuscript, with changes and corrections
    1 folder(s)
    [2005 August 2]
  • box:folder 14
    2
    "Light from Heaven," typed manuscript, chapters 15-21, and the afterward, copy edited manuscript, with changes and corrections
    1 folder(s)
    [2005 August 2]
  • box:folder 14
    3
    "Light from Heaven," typed manuscript, chapters 1-7, with some changes and corrections
    1 folder(s)
    [2005 August]
  • box:folder 14
    4
    "Light from Heaven," typed manuscript, chapters 8-15, with some changes and corrections
    1 folder(s)
    [2005 August]
  • box:folder 14
    5
    "Light from Heaven," typed manuscript, chapters 16-21, and the afterward, with some changes and corrections
    1 folder(s)
    [2005 August]
  • box:folder 14
    6
    "Light from Heaven," typed manuscript, new chapters 19 and 20, with revisions transferred to the copy edited set
    1 folder(s)
    [2005 August]
  • box:folder 14
    7
    "Light from Heaven," chapter illustrations proofs and style sheet
    1 folder(s)
    2005 August 9
  • box:folder 15
    1
    "Light from Heaven," galley, first pass changes
    1 folder(s)
    2005 August 15
  • box:folder 15
    2
    "Light from Heaven," author's edited galley, first pass pages
    1 folder(s)
    2005 August 15
  • box:folder 15
    3
    "Light from Heaven," galley, first pass pages, with author's changes (1 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2005 August 15
  • box:folder 15
    4
    "Light from Heaven," galley, first pass pages, with author's changes (2 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2005
  • box:folder 15
    5
    "Light from Heaven," galley, first pass pages, with author's changes (3 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2005 August 15
  • box:folder 15
    6
    "Light from Heaven," paperback
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2007
  • box:folder 15
    7
    "Light from Heaven," publicity
    1 folder(s)
    2003, 2005-2006
  • box:folder 16
    1
    "Light from Heaven," publicity - bestseller lists
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 16
    2
    "Light from Heaven," research
    1 folder(s)
    1980-2003
  • box:folder 16
    3
    "Light from Heaven," research
    1 folder(s)
    2004
  • box:folder 16
    4
    "Light from Heaven," research
    1 folder(s)
    2005 January-March
  • box:folder 16
    5
    "Light from Heaven," research
    1 folder(s)
    2005 April-July
  • box:folder 16
    6
    "Light from Heaven," research
    1 folder(s)
    Undated
  • box:folder 16
    7
    "Light from Heaven," reviews
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 16
    8
    "A Light in the Window," author's notes, illustrations, and cover art
    1 folder(s)
    1995
  • box:folder 17
    1
    "A Light in the Window," publicity
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1995
  • box:folder 17
    2
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," adapted for the stage
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2005
  • box:folder 17
    3
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    1992-2003
  • box:folder 17
    4
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," illustrations
    1 folder(s)
    1997
  • box:folder 17
    5
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," typed manuscripts and audio script, including the unedited original typed manuscript and a Spanish translation
    1 folder(s)
    1992-1997
  • box:folder 17
    6
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," publicity and promotion
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1999, 2003
  • box:folder 17
    7
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," publicity and promotion - flyers, catalog and packets
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 17
    8
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," Puffin paperback edition
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2001
  • box:folder 17
    9
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," reader mail
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2010
  • box:folder 18
    1
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," reader mail, including school classes
    1 folder(s)
    Undated
  • box:folder 18
    2
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat," reviews
    1 folder(s)
    1998-1999
  • box:folder 18
    3
    "The Mitford Bedside Companion," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2002-2007
  • box:folder 18
    4
    "The Mitford Bedside Companion," ideas and text
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2006
  • box:folder 18
    5
    "The Mitford Bedside Companion," illustrations and covers
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 18
    6
    "The Mitford Bedside Companion," publicity and promotion
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2007
  • box:folder 18
    7
    "The Mitford Bedside Companion," working copy, formerly in a three ring binder
    1 folder(s)
    2003 July
  • box:folder 18
    8
    "The Mitford Snowmen," including the typed manuscript, proofs, illustrations, etc.
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2001
  • box:folder 18
    9
    "The Mitford Years" boxed set, including the copy, cover illustration, and design
    1 folder(s)
    1997-1998
  • box:folder 18
    10
    "The Mitford Years" series, mass market promotion
    1 folder(s)
    2005
  • box:folder 19
    1
    "A New Song," correspondence concerning research
    1 folder(s)
    1997-1998
  • box:folder 19
    2
    "A New Song," cover art
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 19
    3
    "A New Song," editorial correspondence and style sheets
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 19
    4
    "A New Song," illustrations
    1 folder(s)
    1998-1999
  • box:folder 19
    5
    "A New Song," original typed manuscript, chapters 1-4
    1 folder(s)
    [1998]
  • box:folder 19
    6
    "A New Song," original typed manuscript, chapters 5-9
    1 folder(s)
    [1998]
  • box:folder 19
    7
    "A New Song," original typed manuscript, chapters 10-15
    1 folder(s)
    [1998]
  • box:folder 19
    8
    "A New Song," copy edited typed manuscript, chapters 1-5
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 20
    1
    "A New Song," copy edited typed manuscript, chapters 6-11
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 20
    2
    "A New Song," copy edited typed manuscript, chapters 12-17
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 20
    3
    "A New Song," copy edited typed manuscript, chapters 18-22
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 20
    4
    "A New Song," interior design layouts
    1 folder(s)
    1998 December 9
  • box:folder 20
    5
    "A New Song," rough page proofs, with corrections and additions
    1 folder(s)
    1999 January 11
  • box:folder 20
    6
    "A New Song," promotional materials
    1 folder(s)
    1999
  • box:folder 20
    7
    "A New Song," research and notes
    1 folder(s)
    1987-1997
  • box:folder 20
    8
    "A New Song," research and notes
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 20
    9
    "A New Song," research and notes
    1 folder(s)
    [1998]
  • box:folder 21
    1
    "Out to Canaan," author's notes and copy
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1995
  • box:folder 21
    2
    "Out to Canaan," cover art, illustrations and book casing
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1997
  • box:folder 21
    3
    "Out to Canaan," typed manuscript, chapters 1-6
    1 folder(s)
    1997 January 28
  • box:folder 21
    4
    "Out to Canaan," typed manuscript, chapters 7-12
    1 folder(s)
    1997 January 28
  • box:folder 21
    5
    "Out to Canaan," typed manuscript, chapters 13-17
    1 folder(s)
    1997 January 28
  • box:folder 21
    6
    "Out to Canaan," typed manuscript, chapters 18-21
    1 folder(s)
    1997 January 28
  • box:folder 21
    7
    "Out to Canaan," copy edited typed manuscript, pages 1-154, chapters 1-6
    1 folder(s)
    1997 early February
  • box:folder 21
    8
    "Out to Canaan," copy edited typed manuscript, pages 155-319, chapters 7-13
    1 folder(s)
    1997 early February
  • box:folder 22
    1
    "Out to Canaan," copy edited typed manuscript, pages 320-471, chapters 14-21
    1 folder(s)
    1997 early February
  • box:folder 22
    2
    "Out to Canaan," page proofs, chapters 1-7
    1 folder(s)
    1997 February 20
  • box:folder 22
    3
    "Out to Canaan," page proofs, chapters 8-15
    1 folder(s)
    1997 February 20
  • box:folder 22
    4
    "Out to Canaan," page proofs, chapters 16-21
    1 folder(s)
    1997 February 20
  • box:folder 22
    5
    "Out to Canaan," chapter illustration proofs
    1 folder(s)
    1997 March 7
  • box:folder 22
    6
    "Out to Canaan," research and notes
    1 folder(s)
    1982, 1990-1996
  • box:folder 22
    7
    "Out to Canaan," research and notes
    1 folder(s)
    1997, 1990s
  • box:folder 22
    8
    "Out to Canaan," reviews and promotional material
    1 folder(s)
    1997
  • box:folder 23
    1
    "Patches of Godlight," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2002
  • box:folder 23
    2
    "Patches of Godlight," copy edited typed manuscript
    1 folder(s)
    [2001]
  • box:folder 23
    3
    "Patches of Godlight," covers and promotional material
    2001-2002
  • box:folder 23
    4
    "Shepherds Abiding," editorial and reader correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    2002-2005
  • box:folder 23
    5
    "Shepherds Abiding," illustrations and cover art
    1 folder(s)
    2002-2003
  • box:folder 23
    6
    "Shepherds Abiding," typed manuscript drafts, outline and chapters 1-6
    1 folder(s)
    [2003?]
  • box:folder 23
    7
    "Shepherds Abiding," copy edited typed manuscript, chapters 1-6
    1 folder(s)
    2003
  • box:folder 23
    8
    "Shepherds Abiding," copy edited typed manuscript, chapters 7-10
    1 folder(s)
    2003
  • box:folder 24
    1
    "Shepherds Abiding," author's rough pages, chapters 1-5
    1 folder(s)
    2003 July 18
  • box:folder 24
    2
    "Shepherds Abiding," author's rough pages, chapters 6-10
    1 folder(s)
    2003 July 18
  • box:folder 24
    3
    "Shepherds Abiding," research and notes
    1 folder(s)
    1996, 2001-2003
  • box:folder 24
    4
    "Shepherds Abiding," reviews and promotional material
    1 folder(s)
    2002-2003
  • box:folder 24
    5
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," notes and typed manuscript drafts of chapters 1-2, including chapter synopses
    1 folder(s)
    [2013?]
  • box:folder 24
    6
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," typed manuscript, spiral bound, unfinished draft read by Chris Pepe on her visit to Esmont, Virginia
    1 folder(s)
    2013
  • box:folder 25
    1
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," typed manuscript, spiral bound, revised manuscript, second draft following input by Chris Pepe
    1 folder(s)
    2014
  • box:folder 25
    2
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," copy edited galley, with changes and corrections, and with note "proofread March 26-April 16" (1 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2014 March 25
  • box:folder 25
    3
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," copy edited galley, with changes and corrections, and with note "proofread March 26-April 16" (2 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2014 March 25
  • box:folder 25
    4
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," copy edited galley, with changes and corrections, and with note "proofread March 26-April 16" (3 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2014 March 25
  • box:folder 25
    5
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," galley proof, author's set, with date "March 26-April 9" added and a note to see queries with pages listed, both in red (1 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2014 March 25
  • box:folder 25-A
    1
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," galley proof, author's set, with date "March 26-April 9" added and a note to see queries with pages listed, both in red (2 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2014 March 25
  • box:folder 25-A
    2
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," galley proof, author's set, with date "March 26-April 9" added and a note to see queries with pages listed, both in red (3 of 3 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2014 March 25
  • box:folder 25-A
    3
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," publicity - book tour schedule and bestseller lists
    1 folder(s)
    2014
  • box:folder 25-A
    4
    "Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good," research, reviews, and promotional material
    1 folder(s)
    2012-2015
  • box:folder 25-A
    5
    "These High Green Hills," chapter 1, a manuscript excerpt, and author's notes
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1998
  • box:folder 25-A
    6
    "These High Green Hills," illustrations and covers
    1 folder(s)
    1995-1997
  • box:folder 25-A
    7
    "These High Green Hills," publicity
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 1
    2
    "The Trellis and the Seed," corrected page proofs (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    2002 November 8
  • box:folder 26
    1
    "The Trellis and the Seed," editorial correspondence
    1 folder(s)
    1993, 1999-2005
  • box:folder 26
    2
    "The Trellis and the Seed," illustrations and cover
    1 folder(s)
    1998, 2002
  • box:folder 26
    3
    "The Trellis and the Seed," typed manuscripts and proofs
    1 folder(s)
    1999, 2002
  • box:folder 26
    4
    "Violet Comes to Stay," editorial file
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2007
  • box:folder 26
    5
    "Violet Comes to Stay," illustrations, with interior sketches and bookjacket
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 26
    6
    "Violet Comes to Stay," typed manuscripts by Melanie Cecka
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 26
    7
    "Violet Comes to Stay," marketing plan and publicity
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 26
    8
    "Violet Comes to Stay," sales samples and sell-in brochure
    1 folder(s)
    2006
  • box:folder 1
    3
    "Violet Comes to Stay," illustrations, including cover designs and layouts, color copies of the interior art, and a cover composition, some annotated by Jan Karon with suggestions and corrections (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2006
  • box:folder 26
    9
    "Violet Goes to the Country," editorial file
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2007
  • box:folder 26
    10
    "Violet Goes to the Country," typed manuscripts by Melanie Cecka
    1 folder(s)
    2006
  • box:folder 1
    4
    "Violet Goes to the Country," sketches by Emily Arnold McCully, annotated by Jan Karon on September 10, 2006 (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    2006 September 7
  • box:folder 1
    5
    "Violet Goes to the Country," artwork by Emily Arnold McCully and flap copy (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    2006 December 11
  • box:folder 1
    6
    "Violet Goes to the Country," preliminary page proofs with book jacket, includes a letter from Viking editor, Joy Peskin, and a copy of a proposed ad for Parade Magazine, August 21, 2007 (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    2007 February 1
  • box:folder 3
    1
    "Violet Goes to the Country," page proofs with book jacket (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    2007 February 28
Series II
Reader mail
  • box:folder 27
    Box 27
    Reader Mail
    11 folder(s)
    1994-1996 May
  • box:folder 28
    Box 28
    Reader Mail
    8 folder(s)
    1996 June-December
  • box:folder 29
    Box 29
    Reader Mail
    8 folder(s)
    [1996]-1997 May
  • box:folder 30
    Box 30
    Reader Mail
    7 folder(s)
    1997 May-August
  • box:folder 31
    Box 31
    Reader Mail
    8 folder(s)
    1997 August-November
  • box:folder 32
    Box 32
    Reader Mail
    7 folder(s)
    1997 December-1998 January
  • box:folder 33
    Box 33
    Reader Mail
    6 folder(s)
    1998 January-February
  • box:folder 34
    Box 34
    Reader Mail
    8 folder(s)
    1998 March-April
  • box:folder 35
    Box 35
    Reader Mail
    6 folder(s)
    1998 May-June
  • box:folder 36
    Box 36
    Reader Mail
    7 folder(s)
    1998 June-August
  • box:folder 37
    Box 37
    Reader Mail
    7 folder(s)
    1998 August-October
  • box:folder 38
    Box 38
    Reader Mail
    8 folder(s)
    1998 October-[1998]
  • box:folder 39
    Box 39
    Reader Mail
    8 folder(s)
    1999 January-March
  • box:folder 40
    Box 40
    Reader Mail
    7 folder(s)
    1999 April-May
  • box:folder 41
    Box 41
    Reader Mail
    7 folder(s)
    1999 May-October
  • box:folder 42
    Box 42
    Reader Mail
    12 folder(s)
    [1999]-[2005]
  • box:folder 43
    Box 43
    Reader Mail
    11 folder(s)
    2006-2016
  • box:folder 43
    12
    Reader Mail – Gift of artwork featuring Jesus with children and a quote from the children’s song Jesus Loves Me made by a fan
    1 folder(s)
    2012
  • box:folder 43
    13
    Reader Mail – Directions for a Mitford computer game based on the computer game Mah Jongg, developed by Jamie D. Wilson, Zebulon, North Carolina and sent with a letter, February 17, 1998, to Jan Karon; For actual game see: Disk 2473-000
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 3
    2
    Reader Mail – Gift of a cross stitch by fan, Dixie Bishop, “Philippians 4:13 for Pete’s sake” signed by participants in the Second International Mitford Homecoming, Blowing Rock, North Carolina (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    2007
  • box:folder 3
    3
    Reader Mail – Gifts sent to Jan Karon, including poster commemorating the 3rd International Mitford Homecoming; Merry Christmas artwork, signed by readers; a watercolor of Jan Karon; and a photograph of a painting of Mitford by a reader, Marlynne Snare (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2009
Series III
Professional correspondence and papers
  • box:folder 44
    1
    Addresses and Talks by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    1995-2010
  • box:folder 44
    2
    Addresses and Talks by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 44
    3
    Addresses and Talks by Jan Karon, research material
    1 folder(s)
    1993-2008
  • box:folder 44
    4
    Augsburg Fortress Publishers
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1999
  • box:folder 44
    5
    Awards and Recognitions
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1997
  • box:folder 44
    6
    Awards and Recognitions
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2003
  • box:folder 44
    7
    Awards and Recognitions – Library of Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award and Literary Luncheon
    1 folder(s)
    2015
  • box:folder 44
    8
    Book numbers or printings
    1 folder(s)
    1995-1998
  • box:folder 44
    9
    Bookstores
    1 folder(s)
    1989-1995
  • box:folder 44
    10
    Bookstores
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 45
    1
    Bookstores
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2001
  • box:folder 45
    2
    "Charlotte" – Articles by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    1977
  • box:folder 45
    3
    "A Common Reader"
    1 folder(s)
    1995-1998
  • box:folder 45
    4
    Cook Classic Series, includes introductions and reader’s guides by Dale Brown, Professor of English, Calvin College, for "At Home in Mitford," "A Light in the Window," and "These High Green Hills"
    1 folder(s)
    2005
  • box:folder 45
    5
    Di Novi Pictures, including a few other offers from producers to do a Mitford film
    1 folder(s)
    1994-2001
  • box:folder 45
    6
    Di Novi Pictures, including a few other offers from producers to do a Mitford film
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2007
  • box:folder 45
    7
    Di Novi Pictures – "At Home in Mitford," changes discussed with Ann Hamilton
    1 folder(s)
    2001 February
  • box:folder 45
    8
    Easton Press
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2004
  • box:folder 45
    9
    G.P. Putnam’s Sons
    1 folder(s)
    2012-2014
  • box:folder 45
    10
    G.P. Putnam’s Sons
    1 folder(s)
    2015 January-September
  • box:folder 45
    11
    G.P. Putnam’s Sons
    1 folder(s)
    2015 October-2016 March
  • box:folder 45
    12
    Guideposts Books
    1 folder(s)
    1995-1996
  • box:folder 46
    1
    Hallmark
    1 folder(s)
    1997-1998 April
  • box:folder 46
    2
    Hallmark
    1 folder(s)
    1998 May-December
  • box:folder 46
    3
    Hallmark
    1 folder(s)
    1999
  • box:folder 46
    4
    Hallmark
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2001, 2015
  • box:folder 46
    5
    Hallmark - contracts
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2000
  • box:folder 46
    6
    Hallmark - Information Packets
    1 folder(s)
    1997
  • box:folder 46
    7
    Hallmark - Mitford Greeting Cards (Examples)
    1 folder(s)
    [1998?]
  • box:folder 46
    8
    Hallmark – Products and Designs
    1 folder(s)
    1998 February-April
  • box:folder 46
    9
    Hallmark – Products and Designs
    1 folder(s)
    1998 May
  • box:folder 47
    1
    Hallmark – Products and Designs
    1 folder(s)
    1998 August-October
  • box:folder 47
    2
    Hallmark – Products and Designs
    1 folder(s)
    1998 November
  • box:folder 47
    3
    Hallmark – Products and Designs
    1 folder(s)
    1998 December
  • box:folder 47
    4
    Hallmark – Products and Designs
    1 folder(s)
    [1998]
  • box:folder 47
    5
    Hallmark – Products and Designs
    1 folder(s)
    [1998]
  • box:folder 47
    6
    Hallmark – Products and Designs
    1 folder(s)
    1999-2001
  • box:folder 48
    1
    Hallmark – Products and Designs - Mitford Snowmen
    1 folder(s)
    [1999]
  • box:folder 48
    2
    Hallmark - Royalties
    1 folder(s)
    1999-2001
  • box:folder 48
    3
    Ideas for Articles
    1 folder(s)
    1977-1999
  • box:folder 48
    4
    Ideas for Characters
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 48
    5
    Ideas for Children's Books
    1 folder(s)
    1989-1998
  • box:folder 48
    6
    Interviews of Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2005
    Scope and Contents

    Interviews can also be found in publicity files.

  • box:folder 48
    7
    Lion Publishing, Illinois
    1 folder(s)
    1993
  • box:folder 48
    8
    Lion Publishing, Illinois
    1 folder(s)
    1994 January-August
  • box:folder 48
    9
    Lion Publishing, Illinois
    1 folder(s)
    1994 September-1995
  • box:folder 48
    10
    Lion Publishing, Illinois
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1999
  • box:folder 48
    11
    Lion Publishing, Illinois - Contracts
    1 folder(s)
    1993-1996
  • box:folder 48
    12
    Lion Publishing, Illinois - Promotional Material
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1995
  • box:folder 48
    13
    Lion Publishing PLC, United Kingdom
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1995
  • box:folder 49
    1
    Lion Publishing PLC, United Kingdom
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1997
  • box:folder 49
    2
    Literary Agents
    1 folder(s)
    1989-1995
    Scope and Contents

    Agents include the Jeanne Drewsen Agency and Jennie Dunham. This folder is significant because it predates the Mitford series taking off and contains the advice of various editors and Jan’s own musing about what to do.

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    3
    Literary Agents – Liz Darhansoff
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1997
    Scope and Contents

    These files chart the progress of the relationship between Jan Karon and her agent, from the beginning when Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, North Carolina, referred Karon to Darhansoff (December 15, 1994 and January 18, 1995) and reveal many details about her literary career, including the transition from Lion Publishing to Penguin.

  • box:folder 49
    4
    Literary Agents – Liz Darhansoff
    1 folder(s)
    1998-1999
  • box:folder 49
    5
    Literary Agents – Liz Darhansoff
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2013
    Scope and Contents

    This file includes a proposal for Father Tim and Cynthia mysteries and a discussion of the publication of a journal.

  • box:folder 49
    6
    Penguin Audiobooks
    1 folder(s)
    1996-2001
  • box:folder 49
    7
    Penguin Books Great Ideas Series covers from the first set
    1 folder(s)
    circa 2004
  • box:folder 49
    8
    Penguin Books 75th Anniversary
    1 folder(s)
    2010
  • box:folder 49
    9
    Penguin – United Kingdom and Canada
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2000
  • box:folder 49
    10
    Penguin Website
    1 folder(s)
    1997-1998
  • box:folder 49
    11
    Permission Requests
    1 folder(s)
    2006
  • box:folder 49
    12
    Philomel Books concerning "Miss Fannie’s Hat"
    1 folder(s)
    1993-1994
  • box:folder 49
    13
    Poetry by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    [1979?], 2013
  • box:folder 49
    14
    Promotional Material
    1 folder(s)
    circa 1998-2004
  • box:folder 50
    1
    Public Appearances and Author Events
    1 folder(s)
    1995-1996
  • box:folder 50
    2
    Public Appearances and Author Events
    1 folder(s)
    1997 January-April
  • box:folder 50
    3
    Public Appearances and Author Events
    1 folder(s)
    1997 May-December
  • box:folder 50
    4
    Public Appearances and Author Events - The Muses proudly presents author Jan Karon autographing "Out to Canaan" and the Mitford Mayoral Election
    1 folder(s)
    1997 May 18
  • box:folder 50
    5
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Mitford Fashion Show to Benefit the Blowing Rock Hospital, held on August 8, 1997
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1997
  • box:folder 50
    6
    Public Appearances and Author Events
    1 folder(s)
    1998 January-April
  • box:folder 50
    7
    Public Appearances and Author Events
    1 folder(s)
    1998 May-December
  • box:folder 51
    1
    Public Appearances and Author Events (1 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    1999
  • box:folder 51
    2
    Public Appearances and Author Events (2 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    1999
  • box:folder 51
    3
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, Alabama, “A Day in Mitford” an event planning guide
    1 folder(s)
    1999 April 20
  • box:folder 51
    4
    Public Appearances and Author Events (1 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2001
  • box:folder 51
    5
    Public Appearances and Author Events (2 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2001
  • box:folder 51
    6
    Public Appearances and Author Events - First National Book Festival
    1 folder(s)
    2001
  • box:folder 51
    7
    Public Appearances and Author Events
    1 folder(s)
    2002
  • box:folder 52
    1
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Albemarle County Historical Society Event at Esmont Farms
    1 folder(s)
    2004 June 13
  • box:folder 52
    2
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Carnegie Library Museum Opening Celebration, Perry, Iowa
    1 folder(s)
    2004 September 25
  • box:folder 52
    3
    Public Appearances and Author Events – First International Mitford Homecoming, Ridgecrest, North Carolina
    1 folder(s)
    2005 June 24-26
  • box:folder 52
    4
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Dallas Celebration of Reading
    1 folder(s)
    2005 October 24
  • box:folder 52
    5
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Washington National Cathedral Jan Karon lecture “Writing and Wrestling with the Heart”
    1 folder(s)
    2005 December 6
  • box:folder 52
    6
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Book Tour for "Light from Heaven"
    1 folder(s)
    2005
  • box:folder 52
    7
    Public Appearances and Author Events – “Eleganza Benefit” for the Mariam and Robert Hayes Performing Arts Center
    1 folder(s)
    2006 August 12
  • box:folder 52
    8
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Bookmarks, Winston-Salem’s Festival of Books presents “A Conversation with Jan Karon”
    1 folder(s)
    2006 November 7
  • box:folder 53
    1
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Page and Palette Bookstore, Fairhope, Alabama, Violet cat drawing contest and play
    1 folder(s)
    2006 November 8
  • box:folder 53
    2
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Book Tour
    1 folder(s)
    2006
  • box:folder 53
    3
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Second International Mitford Homecoming, Blowing Rock, North Carolina (1 of 4 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2007 September 12-16
  • box:folder 53
    4
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Second International Mitford Homecoming, Blowing Rock, North Carolina (2 of 4 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2007 September 12-16
  • box:folder 53
    5
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Second International Mitford Homecoming, Blowing Rock, North Carolina (3 of 4 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2007 September 12-16
  • box:folder 53
    6
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Second International Mitford Homecoming, Blowing Rock, North Carolina (4 of 4 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2007 September 12-16
  • box:folder 53
    7
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Book Tour for "Home to Holly Springs"
    1 folder(s)
    2007
  • box:folder 53
    8
    Public Appearances and Author Events
    1 folder(s)
    2008
  • box:folder 53
    9
    Public Appearances and Author Events
    1 folder(s)
    2014-2015
  • box:folder 54
    1
    Public Appearances and Author Events - Itineraries
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1998
  • box:folder 54
    2
    Public Appearances and Author Events - Itineraries
    1 folder(s)
    2001-2014
  • box:folder 54
    3
    Public Appearances and Author Events - Photographs
    1 folder(s)
    1995-1996
  • box:folder 54
    4
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Photographs
    1 folder(s)
    1997
  • box:folder 54
    5
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Photographs
    1 folder(s)
    circa 1996-1997
  • box:folder 54
    6
    Public Appearances and Author Events – Photographs
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2002
  • box:folder 54
    7
    Publicity – Bestseller Lists
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1997
  • box:folder 54
    8
    Publicity – Bestseller Lists
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 54
    9
    Publicity – Bestseller Lists
    1 folder(s)
    1999-2000
  • box:folder 54
    10
    Publicity – Bestseller Lists
    1 folder(s)
    2001-2002
  • box:folder 55
    1
    Publicity – Catalogs
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1995
  • box:folder 55
    2
    Publicity – Catalogs
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 55
    3
    Publicity – Catalogs
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2002
  • box:folder 55
    4
    Publicity – Catalogs
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2011
  • box:folder 55
    5
    Publicity – Catalogs, inserts removed from catalogs including notecards
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2012
  • box:folder 55
    6
    Publicity – Catalogs - Large Print
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1999
  • box:folder 55
    7
    Publicity – Mitford Event Kit
    1 folder(s)
    1998, 2000
  • Flat file 17
    Publicity- Posters and Maps of Mitford, (9 items oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    1994-2005
  • box:folder 1
    9
    Publicity - Display Boards
    1 folder(s)
    [1997-2005]
  • box:folder 1
    7
    Publicity – Posters promoting Jan Karon’s Mitford books, (7 oversize posters)
    1 folder(s)
    [1996]-2003
  • box:folder 3
    4
    Publicity – Posters promoting Jan Karon’s Mitford and children’s books, (11 oversize posters)
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2007, undated
  • box:folder 55
    8
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1995
  • box:folder 55
    9
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 55
    10
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    1997 January-July
  • box:folder 56
    1
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    1997 August-December
  • box:folder 56
    2
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 56
    3
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    1999 January-April
  • box:folder 56
    4
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    1999 May-December
  • box:folder 56
    5
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2002
  • box:folder 56
    6
    Publicity – Press
    1 folder(s)
    2003-2015
  • box:folder 56
    7
    Publicity written by Jan Karon for her own work
    1 folder(s)
    1995-[2001], 2015
    Scope and Contents

    Other examples of publicity written by Jan Karon can be found in the editorial correspondence associated with individual books in series one or the correspondence with publishers in this series.

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    5
    Publicity – Floor Display Headers and Risers (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    2001-2007
  • box:folder 3
    6-A
    Publicity – Television Advertising Boards for "A Common Life" (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    [2001]
  • box:folder 3
    6-B
    Publicity – Television Advertising Boards for "In This Mountain" (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    [2002]
  • box:folder 3
    7
    Publicity – Television Advertising Boards for "The Mitford Bedside Companion" (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    [2006]
  • box:folder 56
    8
    Requests for Public Appearances
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1997 July
  • box:folder 56
    9
    Requests for Public Appearances
    1 folder(s)
    1997 August-December
  • box:folder 56
    10
    Requests for Public Appearances
    1 folder(s)
    1998 January-April
  • box:folder 57
    1
    Requests for Public Appearances
    1 folder(s)
    1998 May-June
  • box:folder 57
    2
    Requests for Public Appearances
    1 folder(s)
    1998 July-September
  • box:folder 57
    3
    Requests for Public Appearances
    1 folder(s)
    1998 October-December
  • box:folder 57
    4
    Requests for Public Appearances
    1 folder(s)
    1999 January-April
  • box:folder 57
    5
    Requests for Public Appearances
    1 folder(s)
    2001-2015
  • box:folder 57
    6
    Reviews
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1996
  • box:folder 57
    7
    Reviews
    1 folder(s)
    1997
  • box:folder 57
    8
    Reviews
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2001
  • box:folder 57
    9
    Short Stories
    1 folder(s)
    1992-1999
  • box:folder 58
    1
    Stationery and Business cards, while writing in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 58
    2
    "Victoria Magazine"
    1 folder(s)
    1997
  • box:folder 58
    3
    "Victoria Magazine"
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2000
  • box:folder 58
    4
    "Victoria Magazine" - Writer in Residence
    1 folder(s)
    1998
    Scope and Contents

    Writer in Residence pieces by Jan Karon as published in the magazine; typed drafts are included in the two previous Victoria Magazine files, 1997-1998.

  • box:folder 58
    5
    "Victoria Magazine" and "Tea Time" magazines
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2008
    Scope and Contents

    File includes the article describing a white tea held by Jan Karon at her Esmont home in "Tea Time" and “A Room of Her Own” in "Victoria Magazine"

  • box:folder 58
    6
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File
    1 folder(s)
    1995
    Scope and Contents

    This correspondence documents the publishing career of Jan Karon with Viking-Penguin and reveals the level of her involvement in decisions about illustrations and covers, promotion, advertising, and a host of other details. They will be most useful used in conjunction with the editorial correspondence that accompanies most book files in series one.

  • box:folder 58
    7
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 58
    8
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File
    1 folder(s)
    1997
  • box:folder 58
    9
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File
    1 folder(s)
    1998-1999
  • box:folder 58
    10
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2001
  • box:folder 58
    11
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File
    1 folder(s)
    2002-2004
  • box:folder 59
    1
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2007
  • box:folder 59
    2
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2015
  • box 1
    Viking-Penguin Editorial File - Book Jackets and Designs (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    circa 2002-2004
Personal and Family Papers
  • Personal and Family correspondence
    • box:folder 59
      3
      Clergy Correspondence
      1 folder(s)
      1995-2002
      Scope and Contents

      Includes a sermon by Bishop Harvey, June 8, 2000.

    • box:folder 59
      4
      Clergy Correspondence
      1 folder(s)
      2003-2015
    • box:folder 59
      5
      Clergy Correspondence - Bishop Keith L. Ackerman and Jo Ackerman
      1 folder(s)
      1997-2016
    • box:folder 59
      6
      Clergy Correspondence – The Reverend Gale H. Cooper
      1 folder(s)
      1996-2007, 2014
    • box:folder 59
      7
      Clergy Correspondence – The Reverend Christopher Henderson
      1 folder(s)
      2001
    • box:folder 59
      8
      Clergy Correspondence – The Reverend Christopher Henderson
      1 folder(s)
      2002
    • box:folder 59
      9
      Clergy Correspondence – The Reverend Christopher Henderson
      1 folder(s)
      2006-2015
    • box:folder 60
      1
      Clergy Correspondence – The Reverend Bruce McMillan, rector of Christ Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi
      1 folder(s)
      2006-2007
      Scope and Contents

      Includes a sermon by him; McMillan assisted Jan Karon with questions about information used in Home to Holly Springs.

    • box:folder 60
      2
      Clergy Correspondence – The Reverend Bruce McMillan, rector of Christ Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi
      1 folder(s)
      2008-2009
    • box:folder 60
      3
      Clergy Correspondence – The Reverend Jim Trollinger, Jamestown United Methodist Church, and his wife, Sue
      1 folder(s)
      1996-2015
    • box:folder 60
      4
      Correspondence concerning the first appearances of Father Tim in "The Blowing Rocket"
      1 folder(s)
      1990-1991
    • box:folder 60
      5
      Family Correspondence
      1 folder(s)
      1991-2012
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondents include Phillip B. Bush II, Deanna Dickinson, Jennifer Gray, Sheridan Hill, Lisa Knaack, Gina Cloer Martin, Heather D. Rice, Taja Setzer, Cecil Wilson, and Lina White.

    • box:folder 60
      6
      Family Correspondence
      1 folder(s)
      2013-2016
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondents include Phillip B. Bush II, Deanna Dickinson, Jennifer Gray, Sheridan Hill, Lisa Knaack, Gina Cloer Martin, Heather D. Rice, Taja Setzer, Cecil Wilson, and Lina White.

    • box:folder 60
      7
      Family Correspondence – Fannie Belle Bush Cloer (1893-1993), chiefly cards and letters from Jan Karon to her grandmother
      1 folder(s)
      1986-1991
    • box:folder 60
      8
      Family Correspondence – Fannie Belle Bush Cloer (1893-1993), chiefly cards and letters from Jan Karon to her grandmother
      1 folder(s)
      1992-1993
    • box:folder 60
      9
      Family Correspondence – David R. Craig, nephew of Jan Karon, and his family
      1 folder(s)
      1994-2007
    • box:folder 61
      1
      Family Correspondence – David R. Craig, nephew of Jan Karon, and his family
      1 folder(s)
      2008-2011
    • box:folder 61
      2
      Family Correspondence – David R. Craig, nephew of Jan Karon, and his family
      1 folder(s)
      2012-2013
    • box:folder 61
      3
      Family Correspondence – David R. Craig, nephew of Jan Karon, and his family
      1 folder(s)
      2014-2016
    • box:folder 61
      4
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      1988-1999
    • box:folder 61
      5
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2002-2004
    • box:folder 61
      6
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2005-2006
    • box:folder 61
      7
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2007-2009
    • box:folder 61
      8
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2010
    • box:folder 62
      1
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2011-2012
    • box:folder 62
      2
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2013
    • box:folder 62
      3
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2014
    • box:folder 62
      4
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2015-2016
    • box:folder 62
      5
      Family Correspondence – Candace Rae Freeland, daughter of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      undated
    • box:folder 62
      6
      Family Correspondence – Brenda Furman, sister of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      1988-2007
    • box:folder 62
      7
      Family Correspondence – Brenda Furman, sister of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2008-2012
    • box:folder 62
      8
      Family Correspondence – Brenda Furman, sister of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2013-2016
    • box:folder 63
      1
      Family Correspondence – Barry Setzer, brother of Jan Karon and his wife, Bonnie Setzer
      1 folder(s)
      1988-2007
      Scope and Contents

      Includes a card featuring a watercolor of Esmont, October 30, 2003.

    • box:folder 63
      2
      Family Correspondence – Barry Setzer, brother of Jan Karon and his wife, Bonnie Setzer
      1 folder(s)
      2008-2010
    • box:folder 63
      3
      Family Correspondence – Barry Setzer, brother of Jan Karon and his wife, Bonnie Setzer
      1 folder(s)
      2011-2016
    • box:folder 63
      4
      Family Correspondence – Wanda Setzer, mother of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      1975, 1988-2001
    • box:folder 63
      5
      Family Correspondence – Wanda Setzer, mother of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2002
    • box:folder 63
      6
      Family Correspondence – Wanda Setzer, mother of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2013-2016
    • box:folder 64
      1
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      1987-1992
      Scope and Contents

      Note that some greeting card folders will also contain thank you cards and postcards from friends and family.

    • box:folder 64
      2
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      1988-1992
    • box:folder 64
      3
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      1996
    • box:folder 64
      4
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      1997
    • box:folder 64
      5
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      1997
    • box:folder 64
      6
      Greeting Cards, many cards and notes concerning the death of Jan Karon’s dog, Rosie Potter
      1 folder(s)
      1998
    • box:folder 64
      7
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      1999
    • box:folder 64
      8
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2001
    • box:folder 64
      9
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2001
    • box:folder 64
      10
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2001
    • box:folder 64
      11
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2002
    • box:folder 65
      1
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2002
    • box:folder 65
      2
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2002
    • box:folder 65
      3
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2002
    • box:folder 65
      4
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2003
    • box:folder 65
      5
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2003
    • box:folder 65
      6
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2003
    • box:folder 65
      7
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2004
    • box:folder 65
      8
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2004
    • box:folder 65
      9
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2005
    • box:folder 65
      10
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2005
    • box:folder 66
      1
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2006
    • box:folder 66
      2
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2007
    • box:folder 66
      3
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2007
    • box:folder 66
      4
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2007
    • box:folder 66
      5
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2007
    • box:folder 66
      6
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2008
    • box:folder 66
      7
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2008
    • box:folder 66
      8
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2008
    • box:folder 67
      1
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2009
    • box:folder 67
      2
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2009
    • box:folder 67
      3
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2009
    • box:folder 67
      4
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2010 January-February
    • box:folder 67
      5
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2010 March-July
    • box:folder 67
      6
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2010 August-December
    • box:folder 67
      7
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2010
    • box:folder 67
      8
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2010
    • box:folder 68
      1
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2011 January-May
    • box:folder 68
      2
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2011 June-December
    • box:folder 68
      3
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2011
    • box:folder 68
      4
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2012 January-February
    • box:folder 68
      5
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2012 March-December
    • box:folder 68
      6
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2012
    • box:folder 68
      7
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2013 January-May
    • box:folder 68
      8
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2013 June-December
    • box:folder 68
      9
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2013
    • box:folder 68
      10
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2014 January-March
    • box:folder 69
      1
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2014 April-December
    • box:folder 69
      2
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2014
    • box:folder 69
      3
      Greeting Cards - Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2014
    • box:folder 69
      4
      Greeting Cards – Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2014
    • box:folder 69
      5
      Greeting Cards – Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2014
    • box:folder 69
      6
      Greeting Cards – Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2014
    • box:folder 69
      7
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2015
    • box:folder 70
      1
      Greeting Cards – Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2015
    • box:folder 70
      2
      Greeting Cards – Birthday celebration for Jan Karon given at the Inn at Little Washington by Donna and Albert Ernest, include mementoes of the occasion
      1 folder(s)
      2015 April 15-16
    • box:folder 70
      3
      Greeting Cards – Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2015
    • box:folder 70
      4
      Greeting Cards – Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2015
    • box:folder 70
      5
      Greeting Cards – Christmas
      1 folder(s)
      2015
    • box:folder 70
      6
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      2016
    • box:folder 70
      7
      Greeting Cards - Birthday
      1 folder(s)
      2016
    • box:folder 70
      8
      Greeting Cards
      1 folder(s)
      undated
    • box:folder 71
      Box 71
      Invitations (9 folders)
      9 folder(s)
      1998-2014
    • box:folder 72
      1
      Invitations
      1 folder(s)
      2015-2016
    • box:folder 72
      2
      Personal Correspondence
      1 folder(s)
      1981-1989
      Scope and Contents

      One letter in particular, April 22, 1981, describes Jan Karon’s journey to the faith that is expressed throughout her books and personal appearances.

    • box:folder 72
      Box 72
      Personal Correspondence (6 folders)
      6 folder(s)
      1990-2000
    • box:folder 73
      Box 73
      Personal Correspondence (8 folders)
      8 folder(s)
      2001-2006
    • box:folder 74
      Box 74
      Personal Correspondence (7 folders)
      7 folder(s)
      2007-2010 July
    • box:folder 75
      Box 75
      Personal Correspondence (8 folders)
      8 folder(s)
      2010 August-2013 December
    • box:folder 76
      Box 76
      Personal Correspondence (7 folders)
      7 folder(s)
      2014 January-2016 March
    • box:folder 77
      1
      Personal Correspondence – Ron Adair, illustrator
      1 folder(s)
      2005
      Scope and Contents

      Includes Mitford sketches and two prints of Presidents Ronald Reagan (2002) and George W. Bush by Adair (2003).

    • box:folder 77
      2
      Personal Correspondence – Everett Barrineau, former Penguin sales representative who actively promoted Karon’s books
      1 folder(s)
      1989-2015
    • box:folder 77
      3
      Personal Correspondence – Arlette and Patrick de Barros, Esmont neighbors
      1 folder(s)
      2004-2016
    • box:folder 77
      4
      Personal Correspondence – Nancy Lou Beard, Blowing Rock neighbor
      1 folder(s)
      1999-2002
    • box:folder 77
      5
      Personal Correspondence – Paula and Jerome Beazley, Esmont neighbors
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2001
    • box:folder 77
      6
      Personal Correspondence – Nancy Adams Briggs (1959- ), former personal assistant to Jan Karon, hired in 2001
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2005
    • box:folder 77
      7
      Personal Correspondence – Nancy Adams Briggs (1959- ), former personal assistant to Jan Karon, hired in 2001
      1 folder(s)
      2006-2009
    • box:folder 77
      8
      Personal Correspondence – Nancy Adams Briggs (1959- ), former personal assistant to Jan Karon, hired in 2001
      1 folder(s)
      2010-2015
    • box:folder 77
      9
      Personal Correspondence – Barbara Bush (1925- ), former first lady
      1 folder(s)
      1998-2002
      Existence and Location of Originals

      All original Barbara Bush letters have been transferred to the vault but copies have been retained in the Jan Karon papers.

    • box:folder 77
      10
      Personal Correspondence – Barbara Bush (1925- ), former first lady
      1 folder(s)
      2003-2014
      Existence and Location of Originals

      All original Barbara Bush letters have been tranferred to the vault but copies have been kept in the Jan Karon papers.

    • box:folder 77
      11
      Personal Correspondence – President George W. Bush (1946- ) and Laura Bush (1946- ), former first lady
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2002
      Existence and Location of Originals

      All original Laura Bush letters have been transferred to the vault but copies have been retained in the Jan Karon papers.

    • box:folder 78
      1
      Personal Correspondence – Bessie Carter
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2006
    • box:folder 78
      2
      Personal Correspondence – Lee Stuart Cochran (1924- )
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2016
    • box:folder 78
      3
      Personal Correspondence – Charles W. Colson (1931-2012)
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2005
    • box:folder 78
      4
      Personal Correspondence – Charlotte Dark
      1 folder(s)
      2005-2013
    • box:folder 78
      5
      Personal Correspondence – Charlotte Dark
      1 folder(s)
      2014-2016
    • box:folder 78
      6
      Personal Correspondence – Albert and Donna Ernest
      1 folder(s)
      2002-2015
    • box:folder 78
      7
      Personal Correspondence – Hunter Floyd
      1 folder(s)
      1997-2005
    • box:folder 78
      8
      Personal Correspondence – Eddie Glover
      1 folder(s)
      1989-1994
    • box:folder 79
      1
      Personal Correspondence – Ruth Bell Graham (1920-2007) and Billy Graham (1918- ) family
      1 folder(s)
      1995-2002
    • box:folder 79
      2
      Personal Correspondence – Ruth Bell Graham (1920-2007) and Billy Graham (1918- ) family
      1 folder(s)
      2003-2016
    • box:folder 79
      3
      Personal Correspondence – Ruth Bell Graham (1920-2007) and Billy Graham (1918- ) family - Commemorative publications honoring Ruth Bell Graham
      1 folder(s)
      2007
    • box:folder 79
      4
      Personal Correspondence – Andrew D. Hart and Margaret Hart, Esmont neighbors
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2016
    • box:folder 79
      5
      Personal Correspondence – Dorothy C. Helms, wife of former Senator Jesse Helms (1919-2015)
      1 folder(s)
      1999-2003
    • box:folder 79
      6
      Personal Correspondence – Carol Hill, former assistant to Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2004-2005
    • box:folder 79
      7
      Personal Correspondence – James Davison Hunter (1955- ), University of Virginia professor
      1 folder(s)
      2002-2008
    • box:folder 79
      8
      Personal Correspondence – Emyl Jenkins (1941-2010), antiques appraiser and author
      1 folder(s)
      1996-2009
    • box:folder 79
      9
      Personal Correspondence - Dan Jordan, former head of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and his wife, and Lou Jordan, who is an artist
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2001
    • box:folder 79
      10
      Personal Correspondence - Dan Jordan, former head of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and his wife, and Lou Jordan, who is an artist
      1 folder(s)
      2002-2003
    • box:folder 80
      Personal Correspondence - Dan Jordan, former head of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and his wife, and Lou Jordan, who is an artist (4 folders)
      4 folder(s)
      2004-2016
    • box:folder 80
      Personal Correspondence – Cathy Kane, Mitford Book Club (2 folders)
      2 folder(s)
      2009-2016
    • box:folder 80
      7
      Personal Correspondence – Bob Klausmeier, former book editor at Lion Publishing and Augsburg Fortress
      1 folder(s)
      1994-1995
    • box:folder 80
      8
      Personal Correspondence – Susan Lankenau family
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2012
    • box:folder 80
      9
      Personal Correspondence – K. Edward Lay, professor emeritus of architecture, University of Virginia
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2008
    • box:folder 81
      1
      Personal Correspondence – Margaret and Dennis Lehmann
      1 folder(s)
      1997-2011
    • box:folder 81
      2
      Personal Correspondence – Margaret and Dennis Lehmann
      1 folder(s)
      2013-2014
    • box:folder 81
      3
      Personal Correspondence – Sydney L. McDowell
      1 folder(s)
      1992-2014
    • box:folder 81
      4
      Personal Correspondence – Loonis McGlohon (1921-2002), American songwriter and jazz pianist
      1 folder(s)
      1995-2001
    • box:folder 81
      5
      Personal Correspondence – McKinney & Silver friends and associates
      1 folder(s)
      1989-2013
    • box:folder 81
      6
      Personal Correspondence – Leah C. Morgan
      1 folder(s)
      2002-2014
    • box:folder 81
      7
      Personal Correspondence – Bruce R. Murray and James B. Murray
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2015
    • box:folder 81
      8
      Personal Correspondence – Paula F. Newcomb, former director of development and public affairs for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (1993-2004) and President of Virginia National Bank Trust (2008-2013)
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2010
    • box:folder 81
      9
      Personal Correspondence – Paula F. Newcomb, former director of development and public affairs for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (1993-2004) and President of Virginia National Bank Trust (2008-2013)
      1 folder(s)
      2011-2015
    • box:folder 82
      Personal Correspondence – Philanthropy (4 folders)
      4 folder(s)
      1999-2016
    • box:folder 82
      5
      Personal Correspondence – Etta Phillips, grade school teacher of Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      1998-2006
    • box:folder 82
      6
      Personal Correspondence – Mae Swanner Ray (1918-2010), friend and former neighbor in Raleigh, North Carolina
      1 folder(s)
      1986-2007
    • box:folder 82
      Personal Correspondence – Jerry Richardson, businessman and owner of the NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, and his wife, Rosalind Richardson (3 folders)
      3 folder(s)
      2000-2016
    • box:folder 83
      Personal Correspondence – Mary Williams Richardson (1914-2009), friend and former neighbor in Raleigh, North Carolina, and mother of Jerry Richardson (3 folders)
      3 folder(s)
      1992-1999
    • box:folder 83
      4
      Personal Correspondence – Dora Jessie Saint, pen name, Miss Read (1913-2012)
      1 folder(s)
      1994-2001
    • box:folder 83
      5
      Personal Correspondence – Helen G. Vennard, long-time friend and Martin Agency vice president and executive assistant; she joined the agency in 1970
      1 folder(s)
      1989-2012
    • box:folder 83
      6
      Personal Correspondence – VIP and Author File (1 of 2 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      1997-2016
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondents include: Ann Baer, English author; Robin and Gerald Baliles (1940- ), former first lady and governor of Virginia; Rosalynn Carter (1927- ); Lynn A. Coffey, Appalachian folklorist; Kenneth Elzinga, professor and author (1942- ); North Carolina State Senator, Virginia Foxx (1943- ); Bill Gaither (1936- ) and Gloria Gaither (1942- ), singers and songwriters; Roxane Gilmore, professor and former first lady of Virginia; Renee Grisham, wife of John Grisham; U.S. Senator, Orrin G. Hatch (1934- ); Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady (1912-2007); Patricia Kluge (1948- ), former wife of John Kluge and vineyard owner; J.B. Lawrence, mayor of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and Lynn Lawrence; Bill Leslie, musician; Calder Loth, architectural historian; and Tricia Thompson Lott, wife of Senator Lott.

    • box:folder 83
      7
      Personal Correspondence – VIP and Author File (2 of 2 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      1997-2016
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondents include: Mark McEwen (1954- ), TV and radio personality; Martha S. McIntosh, editor of the Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader; Ruth Moose, author; Edmund Morris, author; Leanne Payne (1932-2015), author; Rose Bampton Pelletier (1907-2007), opera singer; Condoleeza Rice (1954- ), Secretary of State; Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (1944- ), former first lady of Virgina; Mark D. Rodgers, chief of staff for Senator Rick Santorum; Martha Sundquist, former first lady of Tennessee; Steve Wasserman; Martha Williamson; Lauren Winner, author; Anne R. Worrell; and Marly Youmans, author.

    • box:folder 83
      8
      Personal Correspondence – Walter Wangerin, Jr. (1944- ), American author and educator
      1 folder(s)
      [2000]-2002
    • box:folder 83
      9
      Personal Correspondence – Laura Watts Family
      1 folder(s)
      1992-2011
    • box:folder 83
      10
      Personal Correspondence – John Weems
      1 folder(s)
      1995
  • Personal papers
    • box:folder 84
      1
      Articles, Quotations, etc. kept by Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      1994-2015
    • box:folder 84
      2
      Business Cards and Brochures
      1 folder(s)
      1992-2010
    • box:folder 84
      Calendar/Diary (5 volumes)
      5 Volumes
      1981, 1986, 1995-1997
    • box:folder 3
      8
      Calendar/Diary - Desk Calendar (3 oversize volumes)
      3 Volumes
      1996-1998
    • box:folder 84
      Calendar/Diary (7 volumes)
      7 Volumes
      2000-2007
    • box:folder 85
      Calendar/Diary (8 volumes)
      8 Volumes
      2008-2015
    • box:folder 86
      1
      Desires and Dreams
      1 folder(s)
      1978-1997
    • box:folder 86
      2
      Drawings by Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      1990, 1998, undated
    • box:folder 3
      9
      Drawing by Jan Karon – “Breathe” color I-pad art poster (oversize)
      1 folder(s)
      [2015]
    • box:folder 86
      3
      Drawings given to Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      undated
    • box:folder 86
      4
      General
      1 folder(s)
      1996-2015
    • box:folder 86
      5
      Hudson High School 1954 Class Reunion
      1 folder(s)
      1994
    • box:folder 86
      6
      Inspiration
      1 folder(s)
      1993, 1997, undated
    • box:folder 86
      7
      Journal of Brenda W. Furman, describing the family gathering at Esmont for the House Blessing and reunion, with an explanatory note dated January 26, 2016, by Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      2003 October 30-November 2
    • box:folder 86
      8
      Keepsakes
      1 folder(s)
      1918-2016
    • box:folder 86
      9
      News clippings and Printed Material
      1 folder(s)
      circa 1985-2014
    • box:folder 86
      10
      Notes, Instructions and Errand Lists
      1 folder(s)
      1995, 2008-1026
    • box:folder 86
      11
      Pets (1 of 2 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      2014
    • box:folder 86
      12
      Pets (2 of 2 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      2014
    • box:folder 86
      13
      Photographs of Jan Karon, including publicity shots and one with President George Herbert Walker Bush and a mounted photograph of Jan Karon marching with other ladies to integrate lunch counters in Charlotte, North Carolina
      1 folder(s)
      [1960], 1976-2012
    • box:folder 86
      14
      Photographs of Family and Friends with Jan Karon
      1 folder(s)
      [1928?]-1996, undated
    • box:folder 86
      15
      Spiritual Journal
      1 folder(s)
      1980
    • box:folder 86
      16
      Weather Journal
      1 folder(s)
      1994-1996
    • box:folder 86
      17
      Work Station Design
      1 folder(s)
      undated
Advertising Career Materials, including NC Campaign
  • box:folder 87
    1
    A.C. Monk & Company, Farmville, North Carolina, later Monk Austin
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 87
    2
    Advertising – Miscellaneous
    1 folder(s)
    1969-1991
  • box:folder 1
    10
    Advertising Posters for Allison, AAR Powerboss, Biltmore Estate, Ethyl Corporation, Nationwide Insurance, and NCNB National Bank, 17 posters (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    1989-1990
  • box:folder 1
    11
    Advertising Posters for North Carolina Division of Travel and Tourism, 12 posters and copies (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 1
    12
    Advertising Posters for Fogleman & Partners, Piedmont Airlines, Prentice Hydro-Ax, Stevens Gulistan Carpet, and US West Communications, 12 posters and copies (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1991
  • box:folder 87
    3
    Awards for Advertising Work
    1 folder(s)
    1985-1989
  • box:folder 87
    4
    Benihana The Japanese Steakhouse
    1 folder(s)
    1986
  • box:folder 87
    5
    "The Big Click: Photographs of One Day in North Carolina" – ads promoting the event
    1 folder(s)
    1989
  • box:folder 87
    6
    Bost Bread Bakery [Continental Baking Company] copy and ads
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1987
  • box:folder 87
    7
    Correspondence, including congratulatory letters concerning the Steven E. Kelly Award
    1 folder(s)
    1976-1988
  • box:folder 87
    8
    Gideon Ridge Inn, Blowing Rock, North Carolina – ad campaign by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    1994-1996
  • box:folder 87
    9
    Good ads, examples
    1 folder(s)
    1989-1994
  • box:folder 87
    10
    Ivey's
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 87
    11
    Kent-Coffey Room Designs, Laney & Smith, Inc.
    1 folder(s)
    1964, undated
  • box:folder 87
    12
    Kohler & Campbell Pianos
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 87
    13
    McKinney & Silver article in "Graphis" by Dick Calderhead and "Communication Arts" by Mill Roseman
    1 folder(s)
    1987, 1989
  • box:folder 87
    14
    Medic Computer Systems – Autochart
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 87
    15
    Miscellaneous Clients
    1 folder(s)
    1965
  • box:folder 87
    16
    Nationwide Insurance
    1 folder(s)
    1993
  • box:folder 87
    17
    News clippings concerning Jan Karon’s advertising career and the Steven E. Kelly Award
    1 folder(s)
    1985-1987 April
  • box:folder 87
    18
    News clippings concerning Jan Karon’s advertising career and the Steven E. Kelly Award
    1 folder(s)
    1987 May-1989
  • box:folder 1
    13
    News clippings concerning Jan Karon’s advertising career and the Steven E. Kelly Award (oversize)
    1 folder(s)
    1987
  • box:folder 88
    1
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Background Stories and General materials
    1 folder(s)
    1987-1988
  • box:folder 88
    2
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Beaches and Coasts research (1of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1987
  • box:folder 88
    3
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Beaches and Coasts research (2 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1987
  • box:folder 88
    4
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Cities research
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 88
    5
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Copy ideas, resources, and general
    1 folder(s)
    1985-1987
  • box:folder 88
    6
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Crafts research
    1 folder(s)
    1985 February
  • box:folder 88
    7
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Festivals and Events research
    1 folder(s)
    1985-1987
  • box:folder 88
    8
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Folklore research
    1 folder(s)
    1983-1987
  • box:folder 88
    9
    North Carolina Ad Campaign –Homes and villages research
    1 folder(s)
    1979-1987
  • box:folder 88
    10
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Ideas, lines, etc.
    1 folder(s)
    1981-1988
  • box:folder 88
    11
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Inns and Mills and Country Stores research
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 88
    12
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Midlands research
    1 folder(s)
    1987
  • box:folder 88
    13
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Mountains
    1 folder(s)
    1984-1987
  • box:folder 89
    1
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Mountains, concepts and research
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 89
    2
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Music and Dance research
    1 folder(s)
    1980-1988
  • box:folder 89
    3
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Native Americans research
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1987
  • box:folder 89
    4
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Outer Banks research
    1 folder(s)
    1987
  • box:folder 89
    5
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Roots and early settlers research
    1 folder(s)
    1985-1987
  • box:folder 89
    6
    North Carolina Ad Campaign – Statistics and Research
    1 folder(s)
    1984-1987
  • box:folder 89
    7
    Norwegian Caribbean Lines
    1 folder(s)
    1988
  • box 1
    Photographs from the McKinney Advertising years (3 oversize photographs)
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 89
    8
    Photographs of Jan Karon during her advertising career
    1 folder(s)
    1975-1978
  • box:folder 89
    9
    Piedmont Airlines
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 89
    10
    Resume and Client Letters
    1 folder(s)
    1977-1993
  • box:folder 89
    11
    Royal Caribbean Cruises
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1995
  • box:folder 89
    12
    Stephen E. Kelly Award
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1987
  • box:folder 89
    13
    “Tierra” Press Kit, Laney-Smith
    1 folder(s)
    early 1960's
  • box:folder 89
    14
    Tobacco Associates Inc.
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 89
    15
    Travel Advertisements, Others
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1988
  • box:folder 89
    16
    The Woods [currently Carolina Woods] Apartments, Winston Salem
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 90
    1
    Worldtex, Inc.
    1 folder(s)
    1990-1995
Topical Files
  • box:folder 90
    2
    Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
    1 folder(s)
    2006
  • box:folder 90
    3
    The Beatrix Potter Society
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2001
  • box:folder 90
    The Beatrix Potter Society Newsletters (3 folders)
    3 folder(s)
    1997-2002
  • box:folder 90
    7
    Blowing Rock, North Carolina and the Blowing Rock Historical Society, including a copy of a forward that Jan Karon wrote for "Post Cards of Historic Blowing Rock"
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2002
  • box:folder 90
    8
    "The Blowing Rocket," Blowing Rock, North Carolina
    1 folder(s)
    1995-2000
  • box:folder 90
    9
    Book Clubs
    1 folder(s)
    1994-2001
  • box:folder 90
    10
    Book Cover Art Purchases by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2000
  • box:folder 90
    11
    Books to Read
    1 folder(s)
    2002
  • box:folder 90
    12
    The Chelsea Forum, Inc.
    1 folder(s)
    1997-2002
  • box:folder 90
    13
    Child Advocacy Institute, North Carolina
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 91
    1
    Diploma, High School Equivalency
    1 folder(s)
    1975
  • box:folder 91
    2
    Dogs
    1 folder(s)
    1998-1999
  • box:folder 91
    3
    Employee Files
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2004
  • box:folder 91
    4
    Employee Files - Victoria Dunham
    1 folder(s)
    2005-2007
  • box:folder 90
    5
    The Episcopal Church
    1 folder(s)
    1995-2000
  • box:folder 91
    6
    Farmington Member Art Show
    1 folder(s)
    2014 December-2015 January
  • box:folder 91
    7
    Farmington Member Art Show
    1 folder(s)
    2015 January-2016
  • box:folder 91
    8
    The Fellowship of Christ the Savior, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1998
  • box:folder 91
    9
    Financial and Legal Papers
    1 folder(s)
    1985-2016
  • box:folder 91
    10
    Genealogy of George Washington Wilson and Jane Caroline Miller
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 92
    1
    Graham Project
    1 folder(s)
    1999
  • box:folder 92
    2
    Harry M. Jacobs, Jr., member of the Advertising Hall of Fame, biographical information
    1 folder(s)
    2005, 2014 July
    Scope and Contents

    Also includes a letter from Harry M. Jacobs, Jr., May 6, 2005, and his wife, Bobbi Jacobs, July 6, 2014, to Jan Karon.

  • box:folder 92
    3
    Lenoir, North Carolina
    1 folder(s)
    1998
  • box:folder 92
    4
    Miss Fannie’s Happiness Fund
    1 folder(s)
    1997-1998
  • box:folder 92
    Mitford - General (6 folders)
    6 folder(s)
    1994-2008
  • box:folder 93
    Mitford Appreciation Society (4 folders)
    4 folder(s)
    1997-2004
    Scope and Contents

    Includes information about a meeting held at Once Upon a Time, a bookstore in Montrose, California, in 1997.

  • box:folder 93
    5
    Mitford, Barony of, Northumberland, England
    1 folder(s)
    1991-2003
  • box:folder 93
    6
    Mitford Christmas Books and Christmas Catalog proposal
    1 folder(s)
    2003
  • box:folder 93
    7
    Mitford Fan Site
    1 folder(s)
    2007
  • box:folder 93
    Mitford film proposals (2 folders)
    2 folder(s)
    1996-2015
  • box:folder 94
    1
    Mitford Calendar Proposals (with an example for 1998)
    1 folder(s)
    1998-2004
  • box:folder 94
    2
    Mitford newsletters
    1 folder(s)
    1996-2005
  • box:folder 94
    3
    Mitford newsletters- correspondence and supporting material
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1999
  • box:folder 94
    4
    Mitford newsletters- correspondence and supporting material
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2005
  • box:folder 94
    5
    Mitford – sketches of the church office and the rectory drawn by Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    undated
  • box:folder 94
    Monticello (3 folders)
    3 folder(s)
    2000-2016
  • box:folder 95
    Monticello Cabinet (4 folders)
    4 folder(s)
    1999-2015
  • box:folder 95
    5
    Monticello –Invitations (General)
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2006, 2014
  • box:folder 95
    6
    Monticello/Thomas Jefferson Foundation Tour of Italy
    1 folder(s)
    2015 May
  • box:folder 95
    7
    National Trust and Land Preservation
    1 folder(s)
    1998-1999
  • box:folder 96
    1
    Obituaries, chiefly United Kingdom, but also includes one for Claude Ray (Toby) Setzer, Lelia Hobson Bovard and Betty Parker Coleman
    1 folder(s)
    1996-2016
  • box:folder 96
    2
    On-line birthday party for Jan Karon
    1 folder(s)
    2001 March
  • box:folder 96
    3
    Passports
    1 folder(s)
    1981-2006
  • box:folder 96
    4
    Prayer Team during the writing of "Home to Holly Springs"
    1 folder(s)
    2006
  • box:folder 96
    5
    Read Aloud Book Proposal
    1 folder(s)
    2004-2005
  • box:folder 96
    6
    Readers guides for the Mitford Years series
    1 folder(s)
    1996-2003
  • box:folder 96
    7
    Research for the Mitford Years series – articles and biographies
    1 folder(s)
    1996-2002
  • box:folder 96
    8
    Research file for Father Tim character
    1 folder(s)
    1975-1996, undated
  • box:folder 96
    9
    “Rosegate,” Blowing Rock, North Carolina
    1 folder(s)
    1988-2004
  • box:folder 96
    10
    St. Anne’s Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia, including a color photograph of Jan Karon used in the church directory
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2002
  • box:folder 96
    11
    "Stirling Bridge" newsletters
    1 folder(s)
    1996-1998
  • box:folder 96
    12
    Thanksgiving, chiefly recipes
    1 folder(s)
    1982-1988
  • box 97
    Research Books - references to Father Tim’s childhood in Holly Springs, Mississippi, marked throughout the eight previous Karon books, including a history of Holly Springs, also marked throughout, used in the writing of "Home to Holly Springs"
    1 Hollinger boxes
    1994-2006
    Scope and Contents

    Pages marked in "At Home in Mitford" include pages 3, 4, 5, 47, 68, 77, 101, 104, 114, 162, 181, 182, 207, 227, 234, 241, 259, 264, 281, 293, 297, 328, 354, 368, 373, 403, and 405. Pages marked in "A Common Life" include page 6. Pages marked in "A New Song" include pages 1, 34, 40, 45, 51, 67, 74, 78, 89, 117, 125, 161, 195, 206, 208, 212, 231, 235, 247, 253, 262, 263, 266, 267, 269, 285, 296, 297, 300, 385, and 399. Pages marked in "In This Mountain" include pages 12, 41, 61, 80, 89, 91, 95, 97, 108, 124, 138, 139, 197, 240, 242, 262, 287, 302, 304, and 381. Pages marked in "Light from Heaven" include pages 8, 15, 28, 39, 79, 106, 114, 144, 153, 213, 215, 234, 277, 366, and 383. Pages marked in "Shepherds Abiding" include pages 18, 25, 88, 115, 127, 142, 164, and 245. Pages marked in "These High Green Hills" include pages 2, 50, 71, 98, 102, 109, 147, 154, 158, 167, 209, 247, 259, 270, and 308. Pages marked in "My Hometown Growing Up in Holly Springs, Mississippi" by Lois Swaney include pages 21, 46, 51, 59, 63, 67, 70, 88, 101, and 102. Also present is a folder of inserts removed from the research books, 2006-2007.

  • box:folder 98
    1
    Travel - Caribbean Cruise
    1 folder(s)
    1994
  • box:folder 98
    2
    Travel – Central American trip of Candace Freeland
    1 folder(s)
    1987-1988
  • box:folder 98
    3
    Travel- England – Printed Material
    1 folder(s)
    1986-1987
  • box:folder 98
    4
    Travel- England – Printed Material
    1 folder(s)
    1987
  • box:folder 98
    5
    Travel- England – Printed Material - Accommodations
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 98
    6
    Travel- England – Printed Material - Accommodations
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 98
    7
    Travel- England – Printed Material, including guide books
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 98
    8
    Travel- England – Printed Material, including guide books
    1 folder(s)
    1996, 2003
  • box:folder 99
    1
    Travel - Florida
    1 folder(s)
    2016
  • box:folder 99
    2
    Travel- Ireland
    1 folder(s)
    2007-2008
  • box:folder 99
    3
    Travel- Ireland
    1 folder(s)
    2010-2011
  • box:folder 99
    4
    Travel – Ireland Notebook (1 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2008
  • box:folder 99
    5
    Travel – Ireland Notebook (2 of 2 folders)
    1 folder(s)
    2008
  • box:folder 99
    6
    Travel – Ireland – Printed Material
    1 folder(s)
    2008-2009
  • box:folder 99
    7
    Travel- Ireland – Travel Log of a trip with Jan Karon kept by Diane Wright
    1 folder(s)
    2008 July 15-August 3
  • box:folder 99
    8
    Travel - Portugal
    1 folder(s)
    2015
  • box:folder 99
    9
    Travel-Wales – Printed Material
    1 folder(s)
    1996
  • box:folder 99
    10
    Typefaces
    1 folder(s)
    1993
  • box:folder 99
    11
    University of Virginia Library – Alderman Library and Special Collections Staff
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2008
  • box:folder 100
    1
    University of Virginia Library – Alderman Library and Special Collections Staff
    1 folder(s)
    2011-2016
  • box:folder 100
    2
    University of Virginia – Professor James Hunter and the Center on Religion and American Democracy
    1 folder(s)
    2000-2001
  • box:folder 100
    3
    University of Virginia – In Media Res Foundation
    1 folder(s)
    2006
  • box:folder 100
    4
    University of Virginia – Rotunda Society
    1 folder(s)
    1999-2000
  • box:folder 100
    5
    Virginia Historical Society
    1 folder(s)
    2006-2007
  • box:folder 100
    Website (2 folders)
    2 folder(s)
    2001-2010
  • box:folder 100
    Writers and Writing (3 folders)
    3 folder(s)
    1986-1999, undated
Esmont Architectural Drawings and Papers
  • Architectural Drawings, chiefly of Esmont
    • folder 1
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Preliminary Study, Alterations and Additions for Kelly Graham by Johnson, Craven & Gibson, 4 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      1953
    • folder 2
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Alterations and Additions, Kitchen Layout, Kitchen Porch, Book Shelving, and Water System, for Kelly Graham by Johnson, Craven & Gibson, 4 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      1953-1954
    • folder 3
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – House Alterations and Additions for Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Cornell, Plans, Elevations, and Details by Baker, Heyward & Llorens, 10 sheets and Barn, Utility Building, Cattle Shed and Sealed Storage Units by Harvestore Products, 3 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      1963-1964
    • folder 4
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 18 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001 May
    • folder 5
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 23 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001 May-June
    • folder 6
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 33 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001 May-July
    • folder 7
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 36 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001 May-September
    • folder 8
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Guest House, Floor Plans, Elevations, Fireplace and Chimney, DEPG, 8 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2000
    • folder 9
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Site Plans, DEPG, 11 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2002
    • folder 10
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Chapel, Plans, Sections, Elevations, and Details, DEPG, 6 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      undated
    • folder 11
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Chapel, colored representative drawings with perspective, [DEPG], 4 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      undated
    • folder 12
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Topographic Surveys, Trueline Surveying, Inc., 9 oversize sheets or copies, with one marked in red
      1 folder(s)
      undated
    • folder 13
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Mechanical and Electrical Drawings for the House and Property, DEPG, 9 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2003
    • folder 14
      Jan Karon Residence, Desk, Michael Galleher, Valle, Crucis, North Carolina, 1 oversize sheet
      1 folder(s)
      1998
    • folder 14
      Esmont - Architectural Drawings – Interior Elevations, 1 oversize sheet, DEPG
      1 folder(s)
      2001
    • folder 14
      Esmont - Architectural Drawings – Main Gate Elevations and Details, 4 oversize sheets, DEPG
      1 folder(s)
      2002
    • folder 14
      Esmont - Architectural Drawings – Kitchen Porch, 1 oversize sheet, DEPG
      1 folder(s)
      2005
    • folder 14
      Esmont - Architectural Drawings – Garden Porch Furnishings, 1 oversize sheet, DEPG
      1 folder(s)
      2005
    • folder 15
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Interior Woodworking, Gaston & Wyatt, Inc. Fine Woodworking, 8 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2002
    • folder 16
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Planting Plans and Entrance Drive Tree Planting Plans, Rachel M. Lilly, Landscape Architect, 13 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2003
    • box:folder 2
      1
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 23 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001 May-June
    • box:folder 2
      2
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 33 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001 May-July
    • box:folder 2
      3
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 40 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2002
    • box:folder 2
      4
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 40 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2002
    • box:folder 2
      5
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Schedule of Drawings – DEPG, 46 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2002
    • box:folder 2
      6
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Interior and Garage Elevations; Kitchen Elevations; Electrical Plans; Garage Foundation Plan; Exterior Front and Back, 15 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2002, undated
    • box:folder 2
      7
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Kitchen, Study and Pantry Elevations, 12 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2001 May
    • box:folder 2
      8
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Master Bath, Upstairs Bath and Powder Room; and Floor Plans, 16 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2001 June
    • box:folder 2
      9
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Elevations; Topographical Study; and Site Plan, 32 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2000 May-June
    • box:folder 2
      10
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Front Entry Site Plan and Front Gate, 11 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2002
    • box:folder 3
      10
      Jan Karon Residence – Plans for a Studio, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, by Dennis J. Lehmann, 6 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      1997
    • box:folder 3
      11
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Chapel drawings by JWS Joinery Fine Carpentry and Furnishings, Floor Plans and Elevations, Roof Details, Conceptual Plan and Revisions, 19 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2007
    • box:folder 3
      12
      Esmont – Architectural Drawings – Chapel drawings by JWS Joinery Fine Carpentry and Furnishings, Doors and Windows, Lattice Work, 10 oversize sheets
      1 folder(s)
      2007-2008
  • Esmont Papers
    • box:folder 101
      1
      Esmont
      1 folder(s)
      1997-2001
    • box:folder 101
      2
      Esmont
      1 folder(s)
      undated
    • box:folder 101
      3
      Esmont – Architectural drawings and sketches of the picket fence, front gate, post tops, chapel and garage
      1 folder(s)
      2002-2004
    • box:folder 101
      4
      Esmont – Building Analysis Report
      1 folder(s)
      1999 August
    • box:folder 101
      5
      Esmont – Celebration and Blessing of a New Home
      1 folder(s)
      1999 November 3
    • box:folder 101
      6
      Esmont - Chapel
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2012
    • box:folder 101
      Esmont – Dalgliesh, Eichman, Gilpin & Paxton, Architects (3 folders)
      3 folder(s)
      1999-2008
    • box:folder 101
      10
      Esmont – Entertaining
      1 folder(s)
      2002-2004
    • box:folder 102
      1
      Esmont – Entertaining – Birthday Tea for Wanda Setzer and Children’s Party
      1 folder(s)
      2005 April-May
    • box:folder 102
      2
      Esmont – Entertaining – Dinner on the Porch for Patrick and Arlette de Barros
      1 folder(s)
      2005 June 10
    • box:folder 102
      3
      Esmont – Entertaining – Wedding of Jennifer Leigh Craig and Michael David Gray
      1 folder(s)
      2005 September 17
    • box:folder 102
      4
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, article in September-October, 2006 issue of "Tea Time"
      1 folder(s)
      2006 June 17
    • box:folder 102
      5
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, choices and samples
      1 folder(s)
      2006 June 17
    • box:folder 102
      6
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, correspondence with Millie Travis, Events with Style, 2005-2006
      1 folder(s)
      2006 June 17
    • box:folder 102
      7
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, correspondence
      1 folder(s)
      2006 March-April
    • box:folder 102
      8
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, correspondence
      1 folder(s)
      2006 May-June
    • box:folder 102
      9
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, guest information
      1 folder(s)
      2006 June 17
    • box:folder 102
      10
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, photographs
      1 folder(s)
      2006 June 17
    • box:folder 103
      1
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, planning and arrangements
      1 folder(s)
      2006 June 17
    • box:folder 103
      Esmont – Entertaining – White Tea, thank you notes (3 folders)
      3 folder(s)
      2006 June-September
    • box:folder 103
      5
      Esmont – Entertaining
      1 folder(s)
      2006-2007
    • box:folder 103
      6
      Esmont – Entertaining – Bridal Tea
      1 folder(s)
      2007 May 12
    • box:folder 103
      7
      Esmont – Entertaining – Bridal Tea, thank you notes
      1 folder(s)
      2007 May 12
    • box:folder 103
      8
      Esmont- Entertaining – “A Mitford Sunday Picnic” to benefit St. Stephen’s Church Building Fund (Canceled)
      1 folder(s)
      2007 October 7
    • box:folder 103
      9
      Esmont – Entertaining – Tea
      1 folder(s)
      2007 October 21
    • box:folder 103
      10
      Esmont – Entertaining – Musical Evening
      1 folder(s)
      2007 November 16
    • box:folder 103
      11
      Esmont – Entertaining – Monticello Cabinet Luncheon (1 of 2 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      2008 June 14
    • box:folder 104
      1
      Esmont – Entertaining – Monticello Cabinet Luncheon (2 of 2 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      2008 June 14
    • box:folder 104
      2
      Esmont – Entertaining – House Party
      1 folder(s)
      2008 September 22
    • box:folder 104
      3
      Esmont – Entertaining – Thanksgiving
      1 folder(s)
      2008
    • box:folder 104
      4
      Esmont – Entertaining
      1 folder(s)
      2009-2012
    • box:folder 104
      5
      Esmont – Entertaining – Wedding celebration dinner for Lee Manning and Neal Kassell
      1 folder(s)
      2011 June 17
    • box:folder 104
      6
      Esmont – Entertaining – Party for Donna and Albert Ernest
      1 folder(s)
      2012 June 30
    • box:folder 104
      7
      Esmont – Entertaining – Hospice Event
      1 folder(s)
      2012 September
    • box:folder 104
      8
      Esmont – Entertaining – Monticello Event, including a scavenger hunt
      1 folder(s)
      2012 October 15
    • box:folder 104
      9
      Esmont – Entertaining – Dinner Party
      1 folder(s)
      2012 December 20
    • box:folder 105
      1
      Esmont – Environmental Site Inspection
      1 folder(s)
      1999 August 9
    • box:folder 105
      Esmont – Families associated with Esmont to 1848 – research, chiefly copies (3 folders)
      3 folder(s)
      circa 2001-2010
    • box:folder 105
      Esmont – Families associated with Esmont from 1849 to present - research, chiefly copies (3 folders)
      3 folder(s)
      circa 2001-2010
    • box:folder 106
      1
      Esmont – Families associated with Esmont from 1849 to present, research, chiefly copies (4 of 4 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      circa 2001-2010
    • box:folder 106
      2
      Esmont – Farm Cottage
      1 folder(s)
      2000
    • box:folder 106
      3
      Esmont – Farm Office
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2002
    • box:folder 106
      Esmont – Farm Resources notebook kept by Jan Karon while sole manager of Esmont (2 folders)
      2 folder(s)
      2010-2014
    • box:folder 106
      Esmont – Field Reports and Minutes of the Architects (2 folders)
      2 folder(s)
      2000-2003
    • box:folder 106
      8
      Esmont – Frank Hardy, Inc. Realtors
      1 folder(s)
      1999-2014
    • box:folder 106
      9
      Esmont – Guest House
      1 folder(s)
      1999-2001
    • box:folder 106
      10
      Esmont – Historical Marker
      1 folder(s)
      2005-2008
    • box:folder 107
      Esmont – History (2 folders)
      2 folder(s)
      1992-2008
    • box:folder 107
      3
      Esmont – House Museum
      1 folder(s)
      2003-2004
    • box:folder 107
      4
      Esmont – House photographic shoot
      1 folder(s)
      2006
    • box:folder 107
      Esmont – Landscaping Ideas (2 folders)
      2 folder(s)
      1999-2015
    • box:folder 107
      Esmont – Legal and Financial documents, including appraisal, deed (2 folders)
      2 folder(s)
      1999-2008, 2014
    • box:folder 107
      9
      Esmont – Main House
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2001
    • box:folder 108
      Esmont – Main House (3 folders)
      3 folder(s)
      2002-2008, undated
    • box:folder 108
      4
      Esmont – Main House Estimates
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2003
    • box:folder 108
      5
      Esmont – Meadowgate Farm, L.L.C.
      1 folder(s)
      2003-2005
    • box:folder 108
      6
      Esmont - Miscellaneous
      1 folder(s)
      1999-2012
    • box:folder 108
      7
      Esmont – Neighboring Properties
      1 folder(s)
      1996-2005
    • box:folder 108
      8
      Esmont – Outbuildings, including dairy, machine shed, and barns
      1 folder(s)
      2000-2002
    • box:folder 108
      9
      Esmont – Photographs of Restoration Work
      1 folder(s)
      circa 2000-2003
    • box:folder 108
      10
      Esmont – Planning and Resource Notebook
      1 folder(s)
      1998-1999
    • box:folder 108
      11
      Esmont – Research notebook of primary sources, copies only (1 of 2 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      circa 1968-2004
    • box:folder 109
      1
      Esmont – Research notebook of primary sources, copies only (2 of 2 folders)
      1 folder(s)
      circa 1968-2004
    • box:folder 109
      Esmont - Research notebook of secondary sources (3 folders)
      3 folder(s)
      1913, 1999-2010
    • box:folder 109
      5
      Esmont - Research notebook of secondary sources, Part II, including original Kelley Graham documents and copies of correspondence concerning the remodeling in 1954 by Floyd Johnson
      1 folder(s)
      1953-1954, 2014
    • box:folder 109
      6
      Esmont – Restoration Tax Credits
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2008
    • box:folder 109
      7
      Esmont – Samples for an Area Rug and Italian Dining Chairs
      1 folder(s)
      2013
    • box:folder 109
      8
      Esmont – Shelter Associates, Ltd.
      1 folder(s)
      2000
    • box:folder 110
      Esmont – Shelter Associates, Ltd. (6 folders)
      6 folder(s)
      2001-2002 May
    • box:folder 111
      Esmont – Shelter Associates, Ltd. (7 folders)
      7 folder(s)
      2002 July-2003 August
    • box:folder 112
      1
      Esmont – Shelter Associates, Ltd.
      1 folder(s)
      2003 September-December
    • box:folder 112
      2
      Esmont – Veterinary Services
      1 folder(s)
      2001-2013
    • box 112
      1-6
      Esmont – Volume -Farm Journal (6 volumes)
      6 Volumes
      2001-2002, 2007-2010
    • box:folder 112
      3
      Esmont – Volume -Farm Journal Inserts
      1 folder(s)
      2003, 2008-2009
    • box 113
      1-2
      Esmont – Volume –Photograph Album of Restoration Work (2 volumes)
      2 Volumes
      circa 2000-2003
    • box 113
      3
      Esmont – Volume –Register of Workers who restored Esmont Farm in Albemarle County, Virginia, 2000-2007
      1 Volumes
      2007
    • box:folder 113
      1
      Esmont – Wallpaper
      1 folder(s)
      2003-2005
    • box:folder 113
      2
      Esmont – William Gordon Diaries facsimile, correspondence concerning
      1 folder(s)
      2007-2008
    • box:folder 113
      3
      Esmont – Williamsburg Antiques Forum – The Green Mountain Tour, Albemarle County, Virginia
      1 folder(s)
      2005
Memorabilia, Artifacts & Miscellany
  • Artifacts, chiefly concerning the Second International Mitford Homecoming
    • box 114
      Yellow T-Shirt with the quotation “Love is an endless act of forgiveness” for the Fifth International Mitford Homecoming
      1 items
      2014 September
    • box 114
      2 Green T-Shirts with the quotation “Draw Close. Hold Hands. Life is Short. God is Good.” by Jan Karon for the Second International Mitford Homecoming
      1 items
      2007 September 13-16
    • box 114
      Purple T-Shirt with the quotation “Future Inductee National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, New York
      1 items
      undated
    • box 114
      White T-Shirt with the quotation “Mitford Days in Blowing Rock A Festival Celebrating Jan Karon’s Mitford Books”
      1 items
      [2007]
    • box 114
      3 Cloth Tissue Holders with the quotation “Mitford Days in Blowing Rock A Festival Celebrating Jan Karon’s Mitford Books” designed and made by Linda Whetton
      1 items
      2007
    • box 114
      Name Badge for Jan Karon for the Second International Mitford Homecoming
      1 items
      [2007]
    • box 114
      Refrigerator Magnet with the quotation “Mitford Days in Blowing Rock A Festival Celebrating Jan Karon’s Mitford Books”
      1 items
      [2007]
    • box 115
      Small Black Travel Utility Bag with “Phil. 4:13 For Pete’s Sake! HC2 – Blowing Rock, NC September 2007” on the front of the bag
      1 items
      2007 September
    • box 115
      Milk Duds box, with “A Mitford Memorable Moment” from Chapter 21 of "At Home in Mitford" attached, given away as part of the [2nd] Annual Mitford Homecoming celebration
      1 items
      [2007]
    • box 115
      Plaque with photograph attached of “Jan Karon, Judge 1997 Gingerbread House Competition The Grove Park Inn Resort”
      1 items
      1997
    • box 115
      Lavender sachet from sales brochure for "Violet Comes to Stay"
      1 items
      [2006]
    • box 115
      Crucifix
      1 items
      undated
    • box 115
      pin commemorating the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial at Monticello
      1 items
      2003
    • box 115
      Ceramic cross fired by the Raku process at the Butterfly Creek Pottery
      1 items
      2007
    • box 115
      4 Artifacts found during the restoration of Esmont, 1999-2004, including a large nail
      1 items
      undated
    • box 115
      Crocheted Bookmark with a cross pattern and the scripture Proverbs 16.3
      1 items
      undated
    • box 116
      Ladies gloves belonging to Fannie Belle Bush Cloer (1893-1993), with notes by Jan Karon, dated October 19, 2014 (6 pairs)
      1 items
      2014, undated
      Scope and Contents

      Accompanied by notes from Jan Karon, dated October 19, 2014, “These gloves were worn often by my grandmother, Miss Fannie, about whom I wrote the children’s book Miss Fannie’s Hat. Always wearing a smart hat and gloves, she was a faithful Methodist church-goer. She was also a faithful Democrat, though no hat was required.”

  • Albums and Volumes
    • box 117
      "Book of Common Prayer" given to Jan Karon by Kathy Fallows, Jan notes “My first prayer book as an Episcopalian, Blowing Rock, North Carolina”
      1 items
      1990
    • box 117
      Journal labeled “J” celebrating Jan Karon with words beginning with or containing the letter J from Emmy [?]
      1 Volumes
      2010 June 10
    • box 117
      Photograph Album (flower cover) commemorating the visit of Jan Karon to Holly Springs, Mississippi on February 16, 2006 and presented by Mary Ruth Minor to Jan Karon on her return visit to Holly Springs and the signing of "Home to Holly Springs"
      1 album
      2007 October 30
    • box 117
      Photograph Album (green) celebrating the visit of Jan Karon to Once Upon a Time bookstore, Montrose, California, and the meeting of the Mitford Appreciation Society, includes some clippings
      1 album
      [1997] April 19
    • box 117
      Tribute Album (cloth white cover) from Charlotte Dark, fan and mother of nine, includes photographs of her family, recipes, and Christmas greeting cards
      1 album
      undated
    • box 117
      Handmade Album of envelopes which contain letters from members of the Jan Karon online bulletin board who also contributed squares for a quilt honoring Jan Karon and has a Victor Hugo quotation on the front
      1 Volumes
      2002-2005
    • box 117
      Presentation Book containing book plates commemorating the National Book Festival Gala at the Library of Congress
      1 Volumes
      2001 September 7
    • box 117
      Daily Prayer Journal
      1 Volumes
      1987
    • box 117
      Memoranda Book with Barn and Sheep on the cover, includes some dialogue and notes for Jan Karon’s books
      1 Volumes
      undated
  • Books Influential in the Life of Jan Karon
    • box 118
      "The Jolly Jump-Ups Favorite Nursery Stories," a favorite book from childhood
      1 Volumes
      1942
    • box 118
      "The Pocket Book of Robert Frost’s Poems" with an introduction and commentary by Louis Untermeyer, given to Jan Karon by her grandmother at Christmas 1946, “this book had a powerful influence on my inner life and zeal to become an author” note dated January 22, 1999
      1 Volumes
      1946
    • box 118
      "The Creative Process" edited by Brewster Ghiselin, with the note “An important work, read many times over when I was in my twenties and thirties”
      1 Volumes
      1955
    • box 118
      "A Pocket Book of Modern Verse An Anthology" edited by Oscar Williams and "Great Essays" edited by Houston Peterson, with the note “books which were extremely meaningful to my life as a young woman,” dated January 22, 1999
      2 Volumes
      1958, 1960
    • box 118
      "Response 5," Volume 2, Number 1, Jan founded and edited this quarterly publication as Jan Orth, Charlotte, North Carolina, for several issues
      1 Volumes
      1962
    • box 118
      "A Light in the Window" by Mary Roberts Rinehart, with the note “after publishing the Mitford novel "A Light in the Window" in 1997, Jan learned that M.R. Rinehart had used this title in 1922
      1 Volumes
      1992
  • Audiovisual and Born Digital Material
    • Audio Audiocassette 3605
      “Garrison’s”
      1 Cassettes
      1981 May
    • Audio Audiocassette 3606
      "Today Show" congratulations on Jan Karon’s answering machine
      1 Cassettes
      1996 November 3
    • Audio Audiocassette 3607
      ITT’s Salute to the Arts, “Mitford Chronicles”
      1 Cassettes
      1997 November 26
    • Audio Audiocassette 3608
      North Carolina Author’s Series Radio interview of Jan Karon, Author’s copy
      1 Cassettes
      1997
    • Audio Audiocassette 3609
      Interview with Jan Karon on “The Fine Print,” WPLN, Nashville, Tennessee
      1 Cassettes
      1998 February 21 and 22
    • Audio Audiocassette 3610
      Mitford Appreciation Society, Thanksgiving Messages
      1 Cassettes
      1998 November 17
    • Audio Audiocassette 3611
      Christmas greetings to Jan Karon from Leah Morgan, Sharpsburg, Maryland
      1 Cassettes
      1998
    • Audio Audiocassette 3612
      Jan Karon and a Day in Mitford, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, Alabama
      1 Cassettes
      1999 April 20
    • Audio Audiocassette 3613
      Interview with S.J. Boatwright concerning Esmont and Esmont Farm history
      1 Cassettes
      2000 April 5
    • Audio Audiocassette 3614
      "A Common Life," music selections for the audiobook sent for Jan Karon’s approval
      1 Cassettes
      [2000 August]
    • Audio Audiocassette 3615
      Master Tape for Jan Karon, Jacksonville, Florida
      1 Cassettes
      2002 February
    • Audio Audiocassette 3616
      Untitled, with note “12-7, 10-74”
      1 Cassettes
      undated
    • Audio Audiocassette 3617
      Birthday song for Mom [Jan Karon] from her daughter, Candace Freeland
      1 Cassettes
      undated
    • Audio Audiocassette 3618
      Unknown correspondent, “Letter to Jan Karon”
      1 Cassettes
      undated
    • Audio Audiocassette 3619
      Christmas messages on answering machine, including one from Candace Freeland
      1 Cassettes
      undated
    • Audio Audiocassette 3620
      Wilson family history
      1 Cassettes
      undated
    • Audio Audiocassette 3621
      Untitled
      1 Cassettes
      undated
  • Computer Disks Disk 2473-000
    Mitford computer game based on the computer game Mahjong, developed by Jamie D. Wilson, Zebulon, North Carolina and sent with a letter, February 17, 1998, to Jan Karon
    1 items3.5 floppy disk
    1998
  • Computer Disks Disk 2474-000
    Archival copy of all hard drive contents, Gateway, [backup disk]
    1 items250 MB iomega zip drive
    2001 November 19-2002 February 24
  • Computer Disks Disk 2475-000
    All contents of Gateway system, [backup disk]
    1 items250MB iomega zip drive
    2002 April 17-August 9
  • Computer Disks Disk 2476-001
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," manuscript disk returned October 2002 by N. Nicholas
    1 items3.5 floppy disk
    2002 August
  • Computer Disks Disk 2476-002
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," manuscript disk returned October 2002 by N. Nicholas
    1 items3.5 floppy disk
    2002 August
  • Computer Disks Disk 2476-003
    "Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader," manuscript disk returned October 2002 by N. Nicholas
    1 items3.5 floppy disk
    2002 August
  • Computer Disks Disk 2477-000
    ["In This Mountain"]
    1 items3.5 floppy disk
    2002 August 30
  • Computer Disks Disk 2478-001
    “At Home in Mitford” Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, Episode 3, incomplete set
    1 itemscompact disk
    2003 January 18-19
  • Computer Disks Disk 2478-002
    “At Home in Mitford” Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, Episode 4, incomplete set
    1 itemscompact disk
    2003 January 25-26
  • Computer Disks Disk 2478-003
    “At Home in Mitford” Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, Episode 5, incomplete set
    1 itemscompact disk
    2003 February 1-2
  • Computer Disks Disk 2478-004
    “At Home in Mitford” Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, Episode 6, incomplete set
    1 itemscompact disk
    2003 February 8-9
  • Computer Disks Disk 2479-000
    Backup disk from laptop, “Jan’s old stuff”
    1 items250 MB iomega zip drive
    2004 March 15
  • Computer Disks Disk 2480-001
    “The Jan Karon Story Hour,” 1 of 2 audio compact disks
    1 itemsaudio compact disk, total time 67:06 minutes
    2004 July 2
  • Computer Disks Disk 2480-002
    “The Jan Karon Story Hour,” 2 of 2 audio compact disks
    1 items
    2004 July 2
  • Computer Disks Disk 2481-000
    [Backup disk]
    1 items250MB iomega zip drive
    2004 September 22, 2004 October 25, and 2005 March 3
  • Computer Disks Disk 2482-000
    Public Appearances "Light from Heaven Fall tour," power point of Chapel on the Hill Book Teas – Mitford
    1 itemsCD-R 700 MB
    2005 November 8
  • Computer Disks Disk 2483-000
    Holly Springs research trip photographs
    1 itemsCD-R
    2006 February
  • Computer Disks Disk 2484-000
    "Home to Holly Springs" trip photographs
    1 itemsCD-R
    [2006 February?]
  • Computer Disks Disk 2485-000
    Spier NY Viking "Mitford Bedside Companion" Adverstisement
    1 itemsCD, running time 15 seconds
    2006 October 11
  • Computer Disks Disk 2486-000
    Spier NY Penguin "Light from Heaven" (PB) Advertisement
    1 itemsCD, running time 15 seconds
    2006 October 12
  • Computer Disks Disk 2487-000
    BOOKMARKS, Winston-Salem’s Festival of Books, 89.3 WBFJ-FM radio interview of Jan Karon
    1 itemsCD-R
    2006 November 3 (airing on November 6)
  • Computer Disks Disk 2488-000
    BOOKMARKS, Winston-Salem’s Festival of Books, WGHP TV Fox 8 Studios – High Point, North Carolina, interview of Jan Karon
    1 itemsDVD, 4 minutes
    2006 November 7
  • Computer Disks Disk 2489-000
    BOOKMARKS, Winston-Salem’s Festival of Books, “A Conversation with Jan Karon,” Centenary United Methodist Church Sanctuary main event, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    1 itemsDVD, 58 minutes
    2006 November 7
  • Computer Disks Disk 2490-001
    "Home to Holly Springs casting CD," 1 of 2 disks
    1 itemsCD-R
    2007 April 3
  • Computer Disks Disk 2490-002
    "Home to Holly Springs casting CD," 2 of 2 disks
    1 itemsCD-R
    2007 April 3
  • Computer Disks Disk 2491-000
    "Home to Holly Springs compressed archive file, unedited
    1 itemsCD-R
    [2007?]
  • Computer Disks Disk 2492-000
    "Home to Holly Springs," Spier NY, Viking, TV Advertisement
    1 itemsCD, running time 15 seconds
    [2007]
  • Computer Disks Disk 2493-001
    Esmont – Aerial Images by Leonard G. Phillips (1 of 2 disks)
    1 itemsCD
    2008 April
  • Computer Disks Disk 2493-002
    Esmont – Aerial Images by Leonard G. Phillips (2 of 2 disks)
    1 itemsCD
    2008 April
  • Computer Disks Disk 2494-001
    Esmont House Party photographs (1 of 4 disks)
    1 itemsCD
    2008 September 27
  • Computer Disks Disk 2494-002
    Esmont House Party photographs (2 of 4 disks)
    1 itemsCD
    2008 September 27
  • Computer Disks Disk 2494-003
    Esmont House Party photographs (3 of 4 disks)
    1 itemsCD
    2008 September 27
  • Computer Disks Disk 2494-004
    Esmont House Party photographs (4 of 4 disks)
    1 itemsCD
    2008 September 27
  • Computer Disks Disk 2495-000
    "At Home in Mitford," a musical based on the novel by Jan Karon, Song Demos
    1 itemsCD
    2009 February 5
  • Computer Disks Disk 2496-001
    "At Home in Mitford," a musical based on the novel by Jan Karon, Complete Show, Act One
    1 itemsCD
    2009 June 26
  • Computer Disks Disk 2496-002
    "At Home in Mitford," a musical based on the novel by Jan Karon, Complete Show, Act Two
    1 itemsCD
    2009 June 26
  • Computer Disks Disk 2497-000
    Travel to Ireland
    1 itemsCD
    [2012]
  • Computer Disks Disk 2498-000
    Dooley Book ["Come Rain or Come Shine"], [Chapters] 1-12
    1 itemsCD-R
    2014 December 14
  • Computer Disks Disk 2499-000
    Manuscript
    1 itemsCD-RW
    2015 November
  • Computer Disks Disk 2500-000
    "Jeremy The Tale of an Honest Bunny" typescript, unrevised, typed from a hand-written manuscript
    1 items3.5 floppy disk
    undated
  • Computer Disks Disk 2501-000
    Esmont guest house and statuaries
    1 itemsCD-R
    undated
  • Computer Disks Disk 2502-000
    Esmont Farm, Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects
    1 itemsCD
    undated
  • Computer Disks Disk 2503-000
    "Light from Heaven" Viking regular and large print editions
    1 itemsCD-R
    undated
  • Computer Disks Disk 2504-000
    "Miss Fannie’s Hat" A Memory Disk
    1 itemsCD
    undated
  • Computer Disks Disk 2505-000
    John O’Donohue Celtic Wisdom
    1 itemsCD-R
    undated
  • Computer Disks Disk 2506-000
    Research for In the Company of Others set in Ireland, audio
    1 itemsCD-R
    undated
  • Computer Disks 119
    Hard Drive (internal)
    1 itemsMaxtor DiamondMax Plus 9, 60GB ATA/133 HD
    2011 November 28
  • Computer Disks 120
    Hard Drive (internal)
    1 itemsToshiba MK3018GAS
    undated
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0602
    Penguin USA, Video Presentations, Hardcover Tape 1
    1 CassettesVHS
    1995 December
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0603
    Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon
    1 CassettesVHS
    1996 February 15
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0604
    Quail Ridge Book club
    1 CassettesVHS
    1996 February
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0605
    “Today” Show
    1 CassettesVHS
    1996 December 3
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0606
    Jan Karon on CBS This Morning
    1 CassettesVHS
    1997 June 9
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0607
    Message to Mitford from Montrose, [California], “Merry Christmas from the Mitford Appreciation Society,”
    1 CassettesVHS
    1997
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0608
    “Jan Karon Mitford Author, Answering the Call,” Hallmark Creative Conference, The Gem Theater
    1 CassettesVHS
    1998 May 7-8
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0609
    Hallmark Plus Winter Buy Meeting, Mitford Open
    1 CassettesVHS
    1998
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0610
    University of Virginia Architectural Class Field Trip with Ed Lay to Esmont
    1 CassettesVHS
    2000 November 11
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0611
    Jan Karon on “Today” Show
    1 CassettesVHS
    2001 April 11
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0612
    “Escape to Mitford with Ms. Jan Karon, Solemn Pontifical High Mass – Diocese of Quincy - (D.A.W.N.) Diocesan Annual Women’s Nexus”
    1 CassettesVHS
    2001 April 28
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0613
    “At Home with Jan Karon,” Paladin Pictures, LLC
    1 CassettesVHS, running time 24:41
    2001
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0614
    “Jan Karon Greeting” Paladin Pictures, LLC
    1 CassettesVHS, running time 1:10
    [2001?]
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0615
    “At Home with Jan Karon,” Paladin Pictures, LLC, Episode 2, Rough Cut, Version #1
    1 CassettesVHS, 37:00
    2002 November 7
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0616
    “At Home with Jan Karon,” "In This Mountain" – Paperback Release, Episode 2, Paladin Pictures, LLC
    1 CassettesVHS, running time 31:45
    [2003]
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0617
    Penguin, "In This Mountain" (PB), produced by Spier, NY, TV commercial running time is 15 seconds, Sound Hound, Inc.
    1 CassettesVHS
    2003 March 18
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0618
    "Jan Karon," Producer Shannon Woodland
    1 CassettesVHS – NTSC, 6:50
    2003 May 5
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0619
    Penguin advertising spots for the "Shepherds Abiding" paperback, Fall and Christmas, by agency Spier New York, running time on television :15 each season
    1 Cassettes
    2004 August 17
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0620
    700 Club “Live,” [Interview with Jan Karon?], Episode 337-04
    1 CassettesVHS, 59:30
    2004 December 2
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0621
    Viking, "Light from Heaven" (HC), produced by Spier, NY, Music Version 1 and Music Version 2, TV commercial running time is 15 seconds, Sound Hound, Inc
    1 CassettesVHS
    2005 August 5
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0622
    Jan Karon CBS Early Show
    1 CassettesVHS
    2005 November 8
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0623
    University of North Carolina TV, North Carolina People with William Friday, Jan Karon, Episode 33626
    1 CassettesVHS
    2006 December 22
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0624
    Esmont Farm Blessing
    1 Cassettes
    undated
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0625
    untitled VHS, sent by J. Crandall from Plano, Texas
    1 CassettesVHS
    undated
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0626
    “Romances, She Wrote” starring Jan Karon, Cupid Productions, in a handmade decorated case
    1 CassettesVHS
    undated
  • Moving Images Videocassette 0627
    “Face to Face with Jan Karon,” edited master
    1 CassettesBetacam SP, TRT: 15:02
    undated

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bush, Barbara, 1925- -- correspondence
  • Freeland, Candace Rae, 1952- -- correspondence
  • Jordan, Daniel P. -- correspondence
  • Jordan, Lou (Jordan, Lewellyn Schmelzer) -- correspondence
  • Karon, Jan (Janice), 1937-
  • Read, Miss (Saint, Dora Jessie) -- correspondence
  • Richardson, Jerry, 1936- -- correspondence
  • Richardson, Mary Williams, 1914-2009 -- correspondence

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Esmont (Albemarle County, Va. : Dwelling)