64M119Giles, Janice Holt papersGuide to the Janice Holt Giles papers, 1949-1965 64M119Laura A. HessUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2012 March 20Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-11-22 14:47:54 -0500.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard2017 October 25Folder added by Megan Mummey
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Janice Holt Giles papers
6.75 Cubic Feet
15 boxes, 1 folder
The Janice Holt Giles papers (dated 1949-1965; 6.75 cubic feet; 15 boxes, 1 folder) consist of correspondence and manuscripts of Giles's books.
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64M119: [identification of item], Janice Holt Giles papers, 1949-1965, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Janice Holt Giles was born on March 28, 1905, in Altus, Arkansas, and spent her childhood in Oklahoma, where her parents were teachers. She married Otto Moore in 1927 and the couple had one daughter. After a divorce in 1939, she moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to work for Dr. Lewis Sherill, Dean of the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. In 1943, Janice Holt Giles met her second husband, Henry Giles, on a two day bus trip. The couple married in 1945 and settled in Knifley, Adair County, Kentucky, near Green River, where Henry Giles's family had lived for seven generations. They stayed in this region until her death on June 1, 1979. During her lifetime, Janice Holt Giles published over twenty works, including historical novels set in the Western frontier and contemporary fiction about the people of the Green River region in Kentucky. Giles also wrote autobiographical and nonfiction books, of which several were coauthored with her husband, such as A Little Better Than Plumb and The G.I. Journal of Sergeant Giles. Biographical Information. The Official Site of the Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles Society. n.d. Web. 1 March 2012.
Scope and Contents
The Janice Holt Giles papers (dated 1949-1965; 6.75 cubic feet; 15 boxes, 1 folder) consist of correspondence and manuscripts of Giles's books. The correspondence documents the communication between Giles and her agent Oliver G. Swan as well as her publishers. The manuscript series contains drafts of fifteen of Janice Holt Giles's books in various stages of completion. Some of the manuscripts are rough drafts or editor's copies and contain revisions and notes in the margins, while others are finished galley proofs. She originally wrote the manuscript Land Beyond the Mountains under the title Glory Road. It is recorded in this collection under its published title.
Collection is arranged by format.
Women authors -- 20th century.
Authors -- Correspondence.
Authors, American -- Kentucky.
Green River (Ky.)
Adair County (Ky.)
Swan, Oliver G.
Correspondence1949-1956Scope and ContentsThe Correspondence series contains letters between Janice Holt Giles and her various editors and publishers between 1949 and 1956.1949-1950111950-195112195113195214195315195416195517195618Manuscripts1950-1965Scope and ContentsThe Manuscripts series contains copies of Janice Holt Giles's books. Some of the manuscripts are drafts, while others are finished galley proofs. Most of the copies have corrections and revisions written on the pages.Enduring Hills195021-219Harbin's Ridge195123OS-171Miss Willie1951Miss Willie195124-6Miss Willie in This Day195127Tara's Healing195131-240 Acres and No Mule195233-4The Plum Thicket195435-7Hannah Fowler1955Hannah Fowler195541-3Hannah Fowler galley195544The Believers1956The Believers19565145The Believers galley195652Land Beyond the Mountains (Glory Road)1958Land Beyond the Mountains (Glory Road)19586153-5Land Beyond the Mountains (Glory Road), copy editor's manuscript195862-5Land Beyond the Mountains (Glory Road), galley195866Johnny Osage1959Johnny Osage19596771-2Johnny Osage, editor's copy195973-5Johnny Osage, uncorrected proofs195976Johnny Osage, galley195981Savanna1960-1961Savanna, rough draft196082-4Savanna, draft196085-691-2Savanna, first copy196193-5Savanna, second copy1961101-296Savanna, galley1961103Voyage to Santa Fe1962Voyage to Santa Fe, first section1962104-5Voyage to Santa Fe, second section1962106Voyage to Santa Fe, first section revisions1962111-2Voyage to Santa Fe, editor's copy1962113-5Voyage to Santa Fe, notes, route, and map1962116Voyage to Santa Fe, galley1962117-8A Little Better Than Plumb1963A Little Better Than Plumb1963121-2A Little Better Than Plumb, author's carbon1963123-4A Little Better Than Plumb, editor's copy1963125-6Run Me a River1963-1964Run Me a River1963131-3Run Me a River, editor's copy1964134-5Run Me a River, galley1964136Run Me a River, master proof1963141G.I. Journal of Sergeant Giles1964-1965G.I. Journal of Sergeant Giles1964142-4G.I. Journal of Sergeant Giles, carbon copy1964151-5145G.I. Journal of Sergeant Giles, uncorrected proof1965153G.I. Journal of Sergeant Giles, final proof1965154-5
Janice Holt Giles papers