Linda Tatelbaum Collection, 1947-

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Volume: 10.5 linear feet (Please note: This collection contains seven boxes of material, only a portion of which has been processed and represented in this list. The remainder is to come.)

Organization/Arrangement: The collection is arranged in three series:
I. Manuscripts, 1972-2003, undated
II. Teaching Journals, 1983-1988, undated
III. Proprioceptive Writing Practice, 1981-1986, undated
Arrangement is chronological.

Biographical Note: Born New York on February 28, 1947. She received her B.A. (1968), M.A. (1969), and PhD. (1972) from Cornell University. In 1977, Tatelbaum and her husband, Kal Winer, moved to Maine to live simply. They built a solar-powered homestead on 75 acres in Appleton, and over 20 years Tatelbaum wrote several essays chronicling their experiences. Several were published in such periodicals as Countryside, Harrowsmith, and the Maine Times.

After struggling to find a publisher for a collection of these essays, Tatelbaum founded her own small press in 1996 called About Time Press. In 1997 the essays were published as Carrying Water as a Way of Life: A Homesteader's History. Tatelbaum began working part-time as an English and environmental studies professor at Colby College to help support the homestead in 1982. Her second book, Writer on the Rocks, was published in 1999, and explores how physical labor can contribute to removing metaphysical obstacles such as writer's block. Her novel and third book to be published is Yes & No (2003). She is also a regular commentator on National Public Radio and is involved with community outreach projects through the Maine Humanities Council.

Description: This collection consists of manuscript material related to her books, poetry, essays, journals related to her teaching and proprioceptive writing.

Access Restrictions: None

Please cite as: Linda Tatelbaum Collection, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Portland, Maine

Container List:
I. Manuscripts, 1972-2003, undated

001.  Notebook "Volume 1" poetry, 1972-1976
002-003.  Notebook: Journal excerpted in Carrying Water, 1977-1979
004-005.  Notebook, 1978-1979
006.  Notebook: Dream Book, 1978
007.  Carrying Water (Under the Milkweed) process, 1990
008.  Carrying Water (Under the Milkweed) original essays, 1970s
009.  Carrying Water (Under the Milkweed) Collect My Thoughts, 1986
010-11.  Carrying Water (Under the Milkweed ) Essays and Poems, 1989
012-013.  Carrying Water (Under the Milkweed) final draft, March 1989
014-018.  Writer on the Rocks (Body English) Notes & revisions, 1994-1998
019-020.  Writer on the Rocks (Body English) first draft, 1996
021.  Writer on the Rocks (Body English) first draft, 1996
022-023.  Writer on the Rocks (Body English) second and third drafts, 1997
024-026.  Writer on the Rocks (Body English) third and fourth drafts, 1998
027.  Writer on the Rocks fourth draft, 1998
028-029.  Writer on the Rocks fourth and fifth drafts, 1998
030-031.  Writer on the Rocks fifth draft, 1998
032-033.  Writer on the Rocks sixth draft, 1998
034-035.  Writer on the Rocks sixth draft, Fall 1998
036-037.  Writer on the Rocks seventh draft, 1999
038.  Writer on the Rocks photographs, undated
039-041.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) first draft, Jan.  1987
042-044.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) first draft, June 1987
045-047.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) second draft, July-Sept.  1987
048-050.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) third draft, 1990 Jean Sandborn, responder
051-054.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) fourth draft, 1991 Susan Kenney, responder
055-057.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) fifth draft, 1992
058-061.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) sixth draft, 1993
062-066.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) seventh, 1994 and eighth, 2001 drafts
067-069.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) ninth draft, 2001-2002
070-072.  Yes and No final revisions, ninth and tenth draft, 2003
073-076.  Yes and No tenth and eleventh revision, Feb. 2003
077.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) reading on Abelard, undated
078-080.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) reading, correspondence, Jan. 1987
081-083.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) process and ideas, Dec. 1986-Feb. 1987
084-085.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) process, July 1987-Jan. 1988
086-087.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) process, Nov. 1989-Feb. 1990
088-089.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) third draft process, Sept. 1990-Jan. 1991
090-093.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) process, Feb. 1991-March 1993
094.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) process, Nov. 1991-April 1992
095-096.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) process, Nov. 1993-Aug. 1994
097.  Yes and No (Sic et Non) revisited, 1998-2001
098.  "In the Mirror" and other stories, Fiction Chapbook Competition, 1984
099.  Poetry, undated
100-101.  Poetry, 1984-1985
102-103.  20/40 drafts and notes, undated
104.  Essays, 1976-1977
105-106.  Published manuscripts, undated

II. Teaching Journals, 1983-1988, undated

107.  Colby College, Sept. 7 1983 - Oct. 7, 1985
108-109.  Colby College Volume II, Fall 1985 - Spring 1986
110-111.  Colby College Volume III, Spring 1986- Spring 1987
112-113.  Colby College, Fall 1987- Fall 1988

III. Proprioceptive Writing Practice, 1981-1986, undated

114.  Seminar, 1981-1982 # 1-8
115.  I-Intimacy Series, undated #1-4
116.  #78-86, 1981
117.  #87-97, undated
118.  #98-103; 105-106; 108-113, undated
119.  #115; 118-119; 121-128, undated
120.  #129-140, undated
121.  #141-152; unnumbered, undated
122.  #153-160; 162; 164-165; unnumbered, undated
123.  #166-181; unnumbered, undated
124.  #182; Rage; unnumbered; 183; 185; 186-192; unnumbered; 193-195, undated
125.  #196;98-210, undated
126.  #211; unnumbered; 220-224; 226; 226; 227-229, undated
127.  #230-232; In the Gulf; 233-243, undated
128.  #244; 246-247; 249-252; 255-260, undated
129.  #261-277, undated
130.  #278-290, undated
131.  #291-305, undated
132.  #306-320, undated
133.  #321-338, undated
134.  #340; 340-342; 345-355, undated
135.  #357-363; 363; 364-368, undated
136.  #370-374; 376-384; 384; 385-387, undated
137.  #388-403, undated
138.  #405-419; unnumbered; 420-425, undated
139.  #426-429; 429; 430-445, undated
140.  #446-460, undated
141.  #460-464; 464; 465; 467-471; unnumbered; 472-480, Aug.  1983
142.  #duplicate numbers 474-478; July 15 and August 4, 1983; 481; 481; 482-483; 483
143.  #492-497; 496; 498-503; 503a; 504, undated
144.  #509-512; 575-584; unnumbered 2/2/1984
145.  #585; unnumbered 2/6/1984; 586-591; unnumbered: 3/19/1984; 3/22/1984; 592-594
146.  #unnumbered 4/5/1984; 595-597; unnumbered 5/3/1984; 596; 598-604; 604
147.  # 6/15/1984-7/19/1984
148.  # 7/24/1984-10/22/1984
149.  # 11/6/1984-3/27/1985
150.  # 2/28/1985-6/12/1985
151.  # 6/24/1985-7/19/1985
152.  # 7/18/1985-8/8/1985
153.  # 8/12/1985-8/30/1985
154.  # 9/1/1985-10/19/1985
155.  # 10/21/1985-2/13/1986
156.  # 2/22/1986-5/21/1986
157.  # 5/22/1986-6/23/1986
158.  # 6/25/1986-7/3/1986
159.  # 7/7/1986-7/30/1986
160.  # 8/6/1986-8/27/1986
161.  # 9/4/1986-11/4/1986