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CHARLES GHIGNA PAPERS

de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
The University of Southern Mississippi


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Creator: Charles Vincent Ghigna
Title: Charles Ghigna Papers
Dates: 1965-2003
Quantity: 8.10 cubic feet (25 boxes)
Identification: DG1054

Abstract: The Charles Ghigna Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and clothing created and accumulated by Charles Ghigna between 1965 and 2003. Ghigna's papers were created from his composition of 19 published books, scores of published poems, numerous unpublished poems, and the syndicated newspaper feature Snickers; his participation in theatrical productions; his public appearances; and the management of his correspondence. Ghigna has written 11 books of poetry for children.

Biographical Note

Charles Ghigna was born in Bayside, Long Island, New York, on August 25, 1946, to Charles Vincent and Patricia (Pelletier) Ghigna. His family moved to Fort Myers, Florida, when he was five years old. Ghigna enjoyed writing early in life and secretly took up poetry and journal writing while in school. He taught English at Cypress Lake Senior High School in Fort Myers from 1967 to 1973. He earned a B.A. degree in English in 1968 and a M.Ed. degree in 1969, both from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Ghigna published his first poem in Harper's magazine in September 1974 and devoted himself to writing free verse for adults. He was poet-in-residence at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham from 1974 to 1993. His Returning to Earth was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990.

Charles Ghigna began writing poetry for children in the late 1980s. He published his first books of children's poetry, a pair of flip-over books entitled Good Dogs / Bad Dogs and Good Cats / Bad Cats, in 1992. Ghigna since has published nine more poetry books for children. He acquired the pseudonym Father Goose from schoolchildren to whom he read. Ghigna also authored the nationally syndicated light verse newspaper feature Snickers between 1993 and 1998, as well as publishing several books of free verse for adults.

Ghigna married Nancy Minnicks in 1967 and had a daughter, Julie Ann. They divorced in 1973. He married Debra Holmes, a writer, in 1975. They live in Homewood, Alabama, with their son, Chip, born in 1989.

Sources:
Something About the Author, ed. Alan Hedblad (Detroit: Gale Group, 2000), 108:92-94.
Charles Ghigna's Personal Website, www.charlesghigna.com, accessed 14 May 2003.


Scope and Content Note

The Charles Ghigna Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and clothing created and accumulated by Charles Ghigna between 1965 and 2003. Ghigna's papers were created from his composition of 19 published books, scores of published poems, numerous unpublished poems, and the syndicated newspaper feature Snickers; his participation in theatrical productions; his public appearances; and the management of his correspondence. The material is organized into seven series: Biographical Material, Books, Snickers, Other Published & Unpublished Poems, Theater Material, Public Appearances, and Correspondence.

The Biographical Material Series contains photographs and printed material providing information on Charles Ghigna's personal and professional lives between 1965 and 2001. The series includes clippings and announcements regarding his education, marriages, and other personal events of his early life, as well as publicity photographs and photographs of himself with noted poets. The bulk of the series consists of clippings of articles discussing Charles Ghigna's poetry career since 1970, mostly from Birmingham, Alabama, periodicals. It also contains articles on poetry composition written by Charles Ghigna, as well as interviews with him discussing his craft.

The Books Series consists of correspondence, typescripts, printed material, and photographic material concerning the composition, publication, and sale of 19 books of poetry for both children and adults. The material spans the years 1973 to 2002. The papers in the books series are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known. The quantity of material for specific titles varies tremendously, from a single clipping to an assortment of typescripts, proofs, correspondence, advertisements, and reviews. Following departmental custom, the processor has numbered each typescript and proof by order of creation (first, second, third, etc.). The container listing offers detailed descriptions of the holdings for each title and information on the material's process of creation may be gleaned easily from the container listing for each book.

TheSnickersSeries consists of printed material regarding Ghigna's nationally syndicated light verse newspaper feature Snickers, which he authored between 1993 and 1998.

The Other Published & Unpublished Poems Series includes correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, and printed material for scores of poems published in magazines and anthologies, as well as unpublished poems. The material spans the years 1969 to 2002. The series is organized into three subseries: Correspondence, Production Material, and Printed Material.

The Correspondence Subseries consists of letters that Ghigna exchanged with publishers of literary periodicals and anthologies regarding poems he had submitted for publication between 1969 and 2002. Ghigna bundled together letters received from the same source, often creating blocks usually of between five and ten letters. Following Ghigna's own tentative arrangement, the correspondence is arranged chronologically according to the date of the first letter for each correspondent.

The Production Material Subseries consists of manuscripts and typescripts for 244 poems written between 1975 and 2002. Some of these poems were published, although the publication status of all of the poems is not known. More than one draft exists for many of the poems, which were written both for children and adults. Following Ghigna's own tentative arrangement, the material is arranged chronologically.

The Printed Material Subseries contains photocopies of more than 120 poems published in 17 children's periodicals between 1984 and 2001. The original periodicals have been removed, cataloged, and added to the published material held by the de Grummond Collection. The material is arranged alphabetically by the title of the periodical and the photocopies for each periodical are arranged chronologically. The subseries also includes printed material for four adult poems published in several formats between 1982 and 1999.

The Theater Material Series consists of clippings, theater programs, and a copy of a play that document Charles Ghigna's participation in the theater between 1968 and 1977. The clippings largely concern his acting with several theater companies in Fort Myers, Florida, between 1968 and 1973. The series also includes theater programs for productions by the Edison Players of Edison Community College in Fort Myers between 1971 and 1973, as well as a copy of Ghigna's one-act play of 1977, Cockroach.

The Public Appearances Series contains correspondence, printed material, clothing, and photographs concerning public appearances made by Charles Ghigna between 1974 and 2003. His appearances included poetry workshops, readings, and presentations; conference panel discussions; keynote speeches; book signings; and poetry contest judging. The series is organized into two subseries: Planning Records and Letters Received from Schoolchildren.

The Planning Records Subseries consists of correspondence and printed material created while planning public appearances between 1974 and 2003. Most of these appearances occurred at educational institutions in the southeastern United States, especially in Alabama and Mississippi, although Ghigna traveled outside the region on several occasions to make presentations. He bundled together letters received from the same source, often creating blocks usually of between five and ten letters. When he made his first donation of records concerning public appearances in December 1997, he had arranged the records chronologically by the date of his appearance. Following his filing scheme, all records donated after 1997 likewise have been arranged chronologically. A few appearances outside the Southeast generated a considerable amount of paperwork, so these bundles have been placed in their own files.

The Letters Received from Schoolchildren Subseries contains letters, poems, photographs, and articles of clothing received by Charles Ghigna from 31 groups of grammar school children that he had visited between 1990 and 2002. Prompted by their teachers, children often sent bundles of letters to Ghigna thanking him for a recent appearance at their school. The great majority of the classes represented in the subseries attended elementary schools in Alabama, although a handful came from Mississippi, Florida, and Alaska. The material is arranged chronologically

The Correspondence Series consists of correspondence and printed material exchanged between Charles Ghigna and his family members, friends, acquaintances, and other individuals between 1967 and 2003. The correspondence deals both with personal affairs and Ghigna's writing. The series is organized into three subseries: Family, Friends & Acquaintances, and Other Correspondence.

The Family Subseries consists of letters sent by Charles Ghigna to his parents between 1967 and 1994. It also includes three letters sent by his second wife, Debra Holmes Ghigna, to his parents in 1975-1976. Charles Ghigna sent four postcards to Debra Ghigna from Washington, D.C. when he traveled there to record poetry at the Library of Congress with Robert Hayden in March 1978. Ghigna filed these postcards with his correspondence with Robert Hayden, which now is in folder 19/3.

The Friends & Acquaintances Subseries consists of correspondence and printed material from familiar individuals who corresponded with Charles & Debra Ghigna between 1975 and 2002. The letters of 86 frequent correspondents-defined as individuals for whom at least three items exist-have been filed exclusively in separate folders. The most prominent of these, contributing at least fifteen pieces each, are poets Betty Adcock, Ann Deagon, James Dickey, Robert Hayden, X. J. Kennedy, and Michael Mott; authors Dr. Caroline Feller Bauer, Faye Gibbons, and Charles Nicholson; artists Howard Cruse and Armor Keller; editor/publisher Mary Veazey; and rare book dealer Jett Whitehead. The container listing provides a complete alphabetical list of all frequent correspondents.

When Ghigna made his first donation of correspondence from friends and acquaintances in October 1997, he had arranged the records alphabetically. Following his filing scheme, the letters of frequent correspondents donated after 1997 likewise have been arranged alphabetically. The remainder of the Ghignas' correspondents-those who contributed only one or two letters each-have been filed together in a group of folders for infrequent correspondents, so as to avoid creating an overlong list of correspondents in the container listing. These also are arranged alphabetically.

The Other Correspondence Subseries consists of correspondence with individuals who apparently were not family members, friends, or acquaintances of the Ghignas. The material spans the years 1974 to 2003 and has been organized by the processor according to the functions of the letters. The majority of the letters are either fan mail from both child and adult readers or correspondence regarding requests for biographical information, writing advice, or other assistance. The subseries also includes letters received from poets in response to fan letters sent by Charles Ghigna; letters of recommendation written on his behalf; and letters received from particularly eminent poets such as John Ciardi, Eve Merriam, Howard Nemerov, and Anne Sexton. Charles Ghigna intentionally separated these last letters from the rest of his correspondence because of the notoriety of the senders. More substantial correspondence with other celebrated poets is organized in the Friends & Acquaintances Subseries.


Series and Subseries

A. Biographical Material (1965-2001)
B. Books (1973-2002)

1. The Alphabet Parade (2002)

2. Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud (1999)

3. Christmas Is Coming! (2000)

4. The Day I Spent the Night in the Shelby County Jail (1995)

5. Divers and Other Poems (1978)

6. Good Cats / Bad Cats (1992)

7. Good Dogs / Bad Dogs (1992)

8. Haiku: The Travelers of Eternity (2001)

9. Love Poems (1999)

10. Mice Are Nice (1999)

11. One Hundred Shoes: A Math Reader (2002)

12. Plastic Soup: Dream Poems (1999)

13. Plastic Tears (1973)

14. Returning to Earth (1989)

15. Riddle Rhymes (1995)

16. See the Yak Yak (1999)

17. Speaking in Tongues: New and Selected Poems, 1974-1994 (1994)

18. Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose (1994)

19. Wings of Fire (1992)

C. Snickers (1993-1998)
D. Other Published & Unpublished Poems (1969-2002)

1. Correspondence

2. Production Material

3. Printed Material

E. Theater Material (1968-1977)
F. Public Appearances (1974-2003)

1. Planning Records

2. Letters Received from Schoolchildren

G. Correspondence (1967-2003)

1. Family

2. Friends & Acquaintances

3. Other Correspondence


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.


Separated Material

Oversize and odd-size material is kept in box 25. Original issues of children's periodicals that featured poems by Charles Ghigna have been removed, cataloged, and added to the published material held by the de Grummond Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Charles Ghigna Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (Cite the item's box/folder numbers).

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Charles Ghigna between 1997 and 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Hans Rasmussen, June 2003. Encoded into EAD Version 1.0 by Danielle L. Bishop. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Container Listing

Box/Folder

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A. Biographical Material

1/1Clippings and announcements re education, marriages, and other personal events, 1965-1977, (10 items)
1/2Publicity photographs, 1974-1997, (20 prints)
1/3Photographs of Ghigna with Robert Hayden, James Baldwin, James Dickey, Omar Sultanov, and Mark Strand, 1978-1994, (7 prints)
1/4Articles written by Ghigna, 1975-1996, (13 items)
1/5Interviews with Ghigna, 1988-2000, (9 items )
1/6Articles concerning Ghigna, October 1970-August 1979, (12 items)
1/7Articles concerning Ghigna, November 1980-September 1989, (9 items)
1/8Articles concerning Ghigna, November 1990-May 1997, (29 items )
1/9Articles concerning Ghigna, January 1998-December 2000, (24 items)
2/1Articles concerning Ghigna, October 2001-September 2002, (3 items )
2/2Typescripts of biographical information written by Ghigna, [ca. 2002], (2 items)



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B. Books

1. The Alphabet Parade by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Patti Woods (Montgomery, Ala.: River City Publishing, 2002)
2/3Typescript, with letter sent, April 2002, (6 pp.)
2/4Proofs of finished illustrations by Robin Richards for cover and pages A, B, P, Q, R & S, (7 items)
2/5Bound dummy featuring finished illustrations by Robin Richards for cover and pages A, B, P, Q, R & S, (1 item)
2/6Transparencies of finished illustrations by Tim Spinosi for cover and pages A & B, (3 items)
2/7Proofs of finished illustrations by Patti Woods for cover and pages A & Q, (2 items )
2/8Catalog, Spring 2002, (2 items )
2/9Review, November 2002, (1 item )
2. Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Gabriel (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999)
2/10Typescript for pp. 1-28, edited, (24 pp.)
25/1Proofs for finished illustrations for cover and pp. 1 & 4-28, December 1997-January 1998, (14 sheets)
2/11Correspondence, September-November 1998, (6 items)
2/12Folded and gathered sheets for pp. 1-28, with dust jacket and letter received, April 1999, (2 signatures)
2/13Letters received, August-December 1999, (6 items)
2/14Reviews, September 1999-January 2000, (4 items)
2/15Catalog and advertisement, November 1999, (2 items)
2/16Correspondence and clippings re award from Alabama Library Association, February-April 2000, (7 items)
3. Christmas Is Coming! poems by Charles Ghigna and Debra Ghigna, illustrated by Mary O'Keefe Young (Watertown, Mass.: Charlesbridge Publishing, 2000)
2/17Letters received, November 1997-February 1999, (2 items)
2/18Photocopies of typescript pages for poems, edited, (67 pp. )
25/2Page proofs featuring illustration sketches for pp. 1-32, (17 sheets)
2/19Proofs for dust jacket, (4 items )
3/1Dust jacket, with letter received, March 2000, (1 item)
3/2Envelopes and note card featuring illustrations from book, with letter received, June 2000, (4 items)
3/3Catalog, Fall 2000, (1 item)
3/4Reviews, September 2000-November 2001, (9 items)
3/5Correspondence, November-December 2000, (3 items )
4. The Day I Spent the Night in the Shelby County Jail by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Frank Cummings (Birmingham, Ala.: The Best of Times Inc., 1995)
3/6Audio cassette of "The Day I Spent the Night in the Shelby County Jail" and "The Moon Pie Song," 1990, (1 item)
5. Divers and Other Poems by Charles Ghigna (Birmingham, Ala.: Creekwood Press, 1978)
3/7Clipping, November 1978, (1 item)
6. Good Cats / Bad Cats by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by David Catrow (New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1992)
7. Good Dogs / Bad Dogs by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by David Catrow (New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1992)
3/8Letters received, October 1991-March 1997, (18 items)
3/9Photocopies of poems, edited, (7 items)
3/10Proofs of finished illustrations for early covers and interior sample pages, ( 7 items)
3/11Folded and gathered sheets for Good Cats / Bad Cats, (6 sheets )
3/12Folded and gathered sheets for Good Dogs / Bad Dogs, (8 sheets)
3/13Catalogs and advertisements, July 1992-1995, (10 items )
3/14Reviews, August-September 1992, (2 items )
8. Haiku: The Travelers of Eternity haiku by Charles Ghigna, sumi-e (ink paintings) by Armor Keller (Montgomery, Ala.: River City Publishing, 2001)
3/15Clippings, March 1994-May 2001, (2 items )
3/16Publicity folder, April 2001, (1 item )
9. Love Poems by Charles Ghigna (Birmingham, Ala.: Crane Hill Publishers, 1999)
3/17Tear sheets for poems in Good Housekeeping and McCall's magazines, February 1986-Janaury 1990, (3 items)
3/18Correspondence, March-December 1999, (3 items)
3/19Proofs for covers, with letter received, July 1999, (3 items)
3/20Catalog, Fall 1999, (1 item )
3/21Reviews, February 2000-February 2001, (3 items)
10. Mice Are Nice by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Jon Goodell, Step into Reading Series Step 1 (New York: Random House, 1999)
3/22Submission log and rejection letters received, March 1992-January 1997, (9 items)
3/23Correspondence with typescripts, edited, June 1993-March 1998, (11 items )
3/24Correspondence with typescripts, edited, April-June 1998, (9 items )
4/1Catalog, with letter received, January 1999, (1 item )
4/2Page proofs for pp. 17, 20-21, 24-25, 28-29 & 32, with letter received, April 1999, (1 sheet)
4/3Review, August 1999, (1 item )
11. One Hundred Shoes: A Math Reader by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Bob Staake, Step into Reading Series Step 1 (New York: Random House, 2002)
4/4First typescript for pp. 4-31, 2 edited copies, with letter received, 11 July 2000, (each 4 pp.)
4/5Correspondence, 15 July 2000-4 May 2002, (11 items )
4/6Second typescript for pp. 4-31, edited, (5 pp. )
4/7Third typescript for pp. 4-31, 2 edited copies, with letter sent, April 2001, (4-6 pp.)
4/8Fourth typescript for pp. 4-31, edited, October 2001, (6 pp. )
4/9Fifth typescript for pp. 4-31, 1 edited & 1 unedited copy, with correspondence, 7-9 November 2001, (each 6 pp.)
4/10Sixth typescript for pp. 4-31, 14 November 2001, (12 pp.)
25/3Page proofs featuring finished illustrations for pp. 1-32, August 2002, (17 sheets)
4/11Review, November 2002, (1 item )
12. Plastic Soup: Dream Poems by Charles Ghigna (Montgomery, Ala.: Black Belt Press, 1999)
4/12Letters received, January 1994-January 1997, (16 items)
4/13Page proofs for front matter, parts 1-3, epilogue, and back matter, lightly edited, (20 sheets)
4/14Catalogs and press releases, Fall 1999-Spring 2000, (5 items )
4/15Reviews and award notice, July 1999-January 2000, (3 items )
13. Plastic Tears by Charles Ghigna (Philadelphia, Penn.: Dorrance & Co., 1973)
4/16Advertising flyer, (1 item )
14. Returning to Earth by Charles Ghigna (Livingston, Ala.: Livingston University Press, 1989)
4/17Advertising flyers and reviews, 1989, (6 items)
15. Riddle Rhymes by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Julia Gorton (New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1995)
4/18Letters received, April 1992-August 1995, (10 items)
4/19Photocopy of first typescript for used and unused poems, bound and edited, (1 item)
4/20Photocopy of second typescript for pp. 4-24 & 28-30, edited, (15 pp. )
4/21Photocopy of third typescript for pp. 1-30, bound and edited, (1 item )
4/22Photocopy of fourth typescript for pp. 1-32, edited, with additional photocopy, (23 pp.)
25/4Galley for pp. 2-32, lightly edited, with letter received, July-August 1994, (8 sheets )
5/1Photocopies of layout sheets featuring illustration sketches for pp. 2-27 & 30-31, (14 sheets)
5/2Dummy made from color proof sheets for pp. 1-32 and dust jacket, (1 item )
5/3Catalog and advertisements, Fall 1995, (6 items )
5/4Reviews, October 1995-April 1996, (6 items )
16. See the Yak Yak by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Brian Lies, Early Step into Reading Series (New York: Random House, 1999)
5/5First typescript, (5 pp.)
5/6Correspondence, July 1994-August 1999, (8 items)
5/7Second typescript, Fall 1999, (2 pp. )
5/8Page proofs for pp. 17, 20-21, 24-25, 28-29 & 32, (1 sheet)
5/9Paperback covers, (2 items )
5/10Catalog, Summer 1999, (1 item )
5/11Review, August 1999, (1 item )
17. Speaking in Tongues: New and Selected Poems, 1974-1994 by Charles Ghigna (Livingston, Ala.: Livingston University Press, 1994)
5/12Advertising flyer and reviews, June 1994, (3 items )
18. Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose by Charles Ghigna, illustrations by Cyd Moore (New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1994)
5/13Typescript, bound and edited, (1 item )
5/14Letters received, October 1986-August 1996, (33 items)
5/15Photocopy of lightly edited galley for pp. 3 & 6-40, March 1993, (10 sheets)
25/5Photocopies of edited layout sheets featuring illustration sketches for pp. 6-40, May 1993, (18 sheets)
5/16Proof for dust jacket, (1 item)
5/17Dummy made from color proof sheets for pp. 1-40 and dust jacket, (1 item)
5/18Catalog and advertisements, July 1994-1995, (7 items )
5/19Reviews, October 1994-January 1995, (5 items )
19. Wings of Fire by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Patricia See Hooten (Birmingham, Ala.: Druid Press, 1992)
5/20Reviews, June 1992, (2 items )



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C. Snickers

6/1Promotional material and clippings, 1993-1998, (5 items)



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D. Other Published & Unpublished Poems

1. Correspondence
6/2Correspondence re poetry submissions, August 1969-November 1977, ( 54 bundles)
6/3Correspondence re poetry submissions, January 1978-July 1984, (36 bundles )
6/4Correspondence re poetry submissions, March 1985-December 1986, (10 bundles )
6/5Correspondence re poetry submissions, August 1987-July 1990, (16 bundles )
6/6Correspondence re A New Geography of Poets, July 1990-September 1992, (14 items)
6/7Correspondence re poetry submissions, December 1990-November 1994, (15 bundles )
7/1Correspondence re poetry submissions, May 1996-April 1998, (10 bundles )
7/2Correspondence re poetry submissions, May 1998-October 1999, (14 bundles )
7/3Correspondence re poetry submissions, March 2000-October 2002, (16 bundles )
2. Production Material
7/4Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, September 1975-August 1981, (4 bundles)
7/5Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, May-December 1982, (24 bundles )
7/6Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, January 1983-August 1984, (23 bundles)
7/7Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, January 1985-October 1986, (30 bundles )
7/8Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, February 1988-December 1989, (27 bundles )
8/1Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, January 1990-June 1991, (36 bundles )
8/2Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, July 1991-January 1993, (29 bundles )
8/3Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, December 1997-December 1999, (29 bundles)
8/4Manuscripts and typescripts for poems, January 2000-October 2002, (42 bundles )
3. Printed Material
8/5Photocopies of poems appearing in Child Life, 1985-1995, (7 items)
8/6Photocopies of poems appearing in Children's Digest, 1986-1997, (11 items)
8/7Photocopies of poems appearing in Children's Playmate, 1984-1998, (9 items )
8/8Photocopy of poem appearing in Cricket, 1995, (1 item )
8/9Photocopy of poem appearing in Faith 'N Stuff, 1990, (1 item )
8/10Photocopies of poems appearing in The Flicker Magazine, 1994, (2 items)
8/11Photocopy of poem appearing in Guideposts for Kids, 1996, (1 item )
8/12Photocopies of poems appearing in Highlights for Children, 1991, ( 2 items)
8/13Photocopy of poem appearing in Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations, 1995, (1 item)
8/14Photocopies of poems appearing in Humpty Dumpty's Magazine, 1984-1997, (22 items )
8/15Photocopies of poems appearing in Jack and Jill, 1986-1996, (8 items )
8/16Photocopy of poem appearing in Ladybug, 2001, (1 item )
8/17Photocopies of poems appearing in Lollipops, 1989-1996, (30 items)
8/18Photocopy of poem appearing in Pre-K Today, 1986, ( 1 item )
8/19Photocopies of poems appearing in Ranger Rick, 1990-1998, (5 items)
8/20Photocopies of poems appearing in Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids, 1987-1997, (17 items)
8/21Photocopy of poem appearing in Storyworks, 1997, (1 item )
8/22Clippings, publication, and card featuring other published poems, 1982-1999, (4 items)
25/6Poster featuring poem re Paul "Bear" Bryant, 1983, (1 item )



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E. Theater Material

9/1Clippings, June 1968-June 1977, (12 items)
9/2Theater programs, 1971-1973, (5 items )
9/3Copy of Cockroach, 1977, (1 item )



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F. Public Appearances

1. Planning Records
9/4Printed material advertising Ghigna as a public speaker, (21 items)
9/5Correspondence with the Alabama State Council on the Arts & Humanities re public appearances, May 1974-July 1985, (12 items)
9/6List of public appearances, February 1979-November 1997, (14 pp.)
9/7Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, May 1974-November 1975, (19 bundles)
9/8Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, February 1976-October 1979, (22 bundles)
9/9Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, February 1980-March 1982, (12 bundles)
9/10Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, August 1982-December 1983, (12 bundles)
9/11Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, April 1984-May 1986, (15 bundles)
10/1Letters received re public appearances in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 1985, (37 items )
10/2Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, October 1987-September 1989, (12 bundles)
10/3Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-November 1990, (19 bundles)
10/4Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-May 1991, (14 bundles )
10/5Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, June-December 1991, (9 bundles )
10/6Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, February-June 1992, (13 bundles )
10/7Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, August-December 1992, (21 bundles)
10/8Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-March 1993, (12 bundles )
11/1Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, April-July 1993, (9 bundles )
11/2Letters received and printed material re The Celebration of Books in Huntsville, Alabama, September 1993, (20 items)
11/3Letters received and printed material re the LAMP Tour in Alabama, September-October 1993, (15 items)
11/4Letters received and printed material re the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee, October 1993, (20 items)
11/5Letters received and printed material re the SCBWI Alabama/George Region meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, October 1993, (17 items)
11/6Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, October-December 1993, (18 bundles)
11/7Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-February 1994, (12 bundles )
11/8Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, March-April 1994, (11 bundles )
11/9Letters received and printed material re the Utah State Poetry Society festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 1994, (33 items)
12/1Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, April-August 1994, (14 bundles)
12/2Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, September-October 1994, (11 bundles)
12/3Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, October-December 1994, (19 bundles)
12/4Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-February 1995, (7 bundles )
12/5Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, March 1995, (8 bundles )
12/6Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, April-May 1995, (10 bundles)
13/1Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, June-September 1995, (6 bundles)
13/2Letters received and printed material re the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee, October 1995, (22 items)
13/3Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, October-December 1995, (12 bundles)
13/4Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-March 1996, (8 bundles )
13/5Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, April-June 1996, (7 bundles )
13/6Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, September-December 1996, (12 bundles)
13/7Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-May 1997, (15 bundles)
14/1Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, June-October 1997, (9 bundles )
14/2Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-May 1998, (14 bundles )
14/3Correspondence and printed material re public appearances in Venezuela, May 1998, (22 items )
14/4Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, June-December 1998, (6 bundles )
14/5Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, February-December 1999, (24 bundles)
14/6Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-December 2000, (22 bundles)
14/7Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, January-November 2001, (21 bundles )
14/8Correspondence and printed material re public appearances, February 2002-January 2003, (9 bundles )
2. Letters Received from Schoolchildren
15/1Letters received from students at Brighton Elementary School in Brighton, Alabama, February 1990, (11 items)
15/2Letters received from a 4th grade class at Farley Elementary School in Huntsville, Alabama, April 1991, (18 items)
15/3Letters received from students at Eastwood Elementary School in Decatur, Alabama, February 1994, (35 items)
15/4Letters and photographs received from students at Fayetteville School in Sylacauga, Alabama, February 1994, (13 items)
15/5Letters received from a 5th grade class at Shades Cahaba Elementary School in Homewood, Alabama, March 1994, (6 items)
15/6Letters received from students at Mountain Brook Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama, October 1994, (10 items)
15/7Letters received from students at Oak Mountain Elementary School in Homewood, Alabama, March 1995, (52 items)
15/8Letters received from students at Hall-Kent Elementary School in Homewood, Alabama, March 1995, (10 items)
15/9Letters received from students at Brewton Elementary School in Brewton, Alabama, April 1995, (22 items)
15/10Letters received from students at Shades Cahaba Elementary School in Homewood, Alabama, April 1995, (59 items)
15/11Letters received from 1st grade classes at Spanish Fort School in Mobile, Alabama, April 1995, (37 items)
15/12Letters received from students at Hewitt Elementary School in Trussville, Alabama, May 1995, (20 items)
15/13Letters received from students at Edgewood Elementary School in Homewood, Alabama, November 1995, (68 items)
16/1Letters received from students at Williams Avenue Elementary School in Fort Payne, Alabama, January 1996, ( 25 items)
16/2Letters received from students at Advent Episcopal Day School in Birmingham, Alabama, February 1996, (13 items)
16/3Letters received from students at Shades Cahaba Elementary School in Homewood, Alabama, April 1996, (26 items)
16/4Booklets received from K thru 3rd grade classes at Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Pleasant Grove, Alabama, April 1996, (9 items)
16/5Letters received from students at the Woodward School in Dolomite, Alabama, May 1996, (6 items)
16/6Letters received from 4th grade students at Good Hope School in Cullman, Alabama, April-May 1997, (5 items)
16/7Booklet received from students at The Community School in Naples, Florida, May 1997, (1 item)
16/8Letters received from 1st & 3rd grade classes at Jones Valley Elementary School in Huntsville, Alabama, October 1997, (55 items)
16/9Letters received from a 3rd grade class at Corley Elementary School in Boaz, Alabama, April 2000, (16 items)
16/10Letters received from students at Dot Lake School in Tok, Alaska, May 2000, (24 items)
16/11Letters received from a 5th grade class at Harlan Elementary School in Florence, Alabama, May 2000, (17 items)
16/12Swath of stage curtain and printed material re Elvis Presley received from Lawhon Elementary School in Tupelo, Mississippi, November 2000, (3 items)
25/7Decorated baseball cap and neckties received from students at Thomas Street Elementary School in Tupelo, Mississippi, November 2000, (9 items)
16/13Letters received from a 7th grade class at Homewood Middle School in Homewood, Alabama, November 2001, (15 items)
17/1Letters received from a 2nd grade class at Crestline Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama, January 2002, (19 items)
17/2Letters received from children at the Blount County Young Authors Conference in Oneonta, Alabama, February 2002, (3 items)
17/3Letters received from students at Crestline Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama, November 2002, (15 items)
17/4Letters received from an unidentified class and other children, (18 items)



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G. Correspondence

1. Family
17/5Letters sent by Charles Ghigna to Charles & Patricia Ghigna, June 1967-December 1975, (14 items)
17/6Letters sent by Charles Ghigna to Charles & Patricia Ghigna, May 1976-September 1994, (12 items)
17/7Letters sent by Debra Holmes Ghigna to Charles & Patricia Ghigna, January 1975-November 1976, (3 items)
2. Friends & Acquaintances
17/8Adcock, Betty: letters received and printed material, August 1976-August 1994, (19 items)
17/9Adkins, Rose A.: letters received, January 1983-October 1999, (4 items )
17/10Agee, Jon: letters received, April 1997-March 2000, (4 items )
17/11Aitken-Smith, Patricia: letters received, December 1996-April 1998, (4 items)
17/12Armour, Richard: correspondence and printed material, February 1986-April 1989, (10 items)
17/13Artell, Mike: correspondence, March 1996-March 1997, (6 items )
17/14Bauer, Dr. Caroline Feller: correspondence, April 1995-November 1998, (35 items)
17/15Beckwith, Joel: correspondence, May-June 1993, (4 items )
17/16Beyer, Richard G.: letters received, May 1990-March 1997, (3 items)
17/17Bottoms, Nancy: letters received, July-November 1991, (3 items )
17/18Bouton, Claire: letters received, June-August 1991, (3 items )
17/19Brooks, Gwendolyn: correspondence and printed material, February-March 1995, (6 items)
17/20Brooks, Keith: letters received, September 1992-January 1993, (3 items )
17/21Brown, Thomas H.: letters received, March 1991-August 1994, (3 items )
17/22Calhoun, Mary: letters received, April 1990-January 1993, (11 items )
17/23Carter, Jeb: letters received, February 1980-May 1982, (5 items)
17/24Chaney, Andrew D.: letters received, November 1988-May 2002, (8 items)
17/25Childers, David C.: letters received, March 1978-August 1979, (4 items )
17/26Cark, W. Edward: correspondence and printed material, February 1978, (4 items)
18/1Cook, Scott: letters received and printed material, March 1992-May 1999, (8 items )
18/2Cruse, Howard: letters received, March 1977-December 1983, (19 items )
18/3Cruse, Howard: letters received, January 1984-May 2002, (17 items)
18/4Daniell, Rosemary: letters received and printed material, October 1976-May 1980, (3 items)
18/5Davis-Hudson, Karen: letters received and printed material, May-August 1987, (7 items)
18/6Dawson, Mark: letters received, May 1989-July 2001, (8 items)
18/7Deagon, Ann: letters received, May 1976-August 1983, (15 items)
18/8Dickey, James: correspondence and printed material, January 1983-December 1993, (19 items)
18/9Dobson, Rachel: letters received, July 1977-July 1999, (14 items)
18/10Doe, Nancy: letters received, January 1991-August 1995, (4 items)
18/11Dorer, Ann: letters received, August 1992-November 1995, (7 items )
18/12Engle, Paul: correspondence and printed material, November 1973-October 1985, (8 items)
18/13Fain, Jim: correspondence, September 1983-October 1985, (6 items )
18/14Gaines, Lisa: letters received, October 2001-December 2002, (4 items )
18/15George, Anne: letters received and printed material, August 1999-March 2001, (3 items)
18/16Gibbons, Faye: correspondence and printed material, November 1993-December 1997, (24 items)
18/17Hall, Donald: letters received, May 1977-October 1993, (3 items )
18/18Hamilton, Morse: letters received, January-September 1994, (5 items )
18/19Hammond, Ralph: letters received, February 1989-August 1994, (10 items )
18/20Hanson, Stephen: letters received, December 1993-December 1995, (9 items )
19/1Hart, Henry: correspondence, July 2000, (4 items)
19/2Harzem, Emma: letters received, August 1989-July 1990, (4 items)
19/3Hayden, Robert: correspondence and printed material, September 1977-March 1980, (19 items)
19/4Hill, Catherine: letters received, March 1996-July 1999, (3 items )
19/5Huie, Martha Hunt: correspondence and printed material, May 1986-May 2001, (14 items)
19/6Jerome, Judson: correspondence, March 1978-September 1991, (12 items )
19/7Keller, Armor: correspondence, October 1983-November 1997, (20 items )
19/8Kennedy, X. J.: correspondence and printed material, March 1991-July 1994, (15 items)
19/9Kennedy, X. J.: correspondence, August 1994-September 2002, (28 items )
19/10Kilgras, Heidi: letters received, August 1997-December 1999, (4 items )
19/11Kooser, Ted: letters received, June 1978, (3 items )
19/12Krementz, Jill: correspondence, February-March 1978, (5 items)
19/13Kumin, Maxine: letters received and printed material, May 1975-October 1983, (3 items)
19/14Lane, Pinkie Gordon: letters received, April 1996-March 1997, (4 items )
19/15Laubenthal, Penne J.: letters received, September 1980-December 1994, (10 items)
19/16Lawson, Christopher: correspondence and printed material, July 1992-May 1998, (7 items)
19/17Lewis, Elizabeth B.: letter received with attachments, August 2001, (11 items )
19/18Mastro, Don: correspondence, January-February 1997, (9 items )
19/19Merchant, Barbara: correspondence, September 1994-July 1995, (3 items)
19/20Miller, William: letters received, February 1983-December 1994, (7 items )
20/1Moore, Cyd: letters received, December 1992-February 1997, (5 items )
20/2Morris, Phillip: correspondence, October 1988-August 1991, (10 items )
20/3Mott, Michael: correspondence and printed material, August 1975-September 1993, (18 items)
20/4Nichols, Anna: letters received, October 1995-March 1996, (3 items )
20/5Nicholson, Charles: letters received, [ca. July 1989-February 1992], (27 items)
20/6Northrop, John: correspondence, December 1992-November 1996, (6 items )
20/7O'Brien, Michael F.: letters received, January-February 1993, (3 items )
20/8Paramore, Mary W.: letters received, May-June 1993, (3 items )
20/9Posner, Rose: correspondence, August 1994-September 1998, (5 items)
20/10Prelutsky, Jack: correspondence, July 1991-October 1999, (6 items )
20/11Rabb, Grace Ann Moon: letters received, October 1992-September 1995, (3 items)
20/12Robb, Laura: letters received, February 1995-December 1996, (3 items )
20/13Robinson, David G.: correspondence, January 1997-September 1998, (6 items)
20/14Ruffin, Paul: letters received, December 1987-September 1993, (6 items )
20/15Seeley, Laura: letters received and printed material, October-November 1993, (3 items)
20/16Short, Carroll Dale: letters received and printed material, November 1996, (3 items )
20/17Siegelman, Lori Allen: letters received, August 1999-November 2001, (6 items )
20/18Sklarew, Myra: letters received, August 1984-October 1985, (3 items )
20/19Small, David, and Sarah Stewart: correspondence and printed material, June 1992-January 2001, (6 items)
20/20Speer, Laurel: letters received, November 1980-May 1982, (3 items)
20/21Van Brocklin, Viki Lyn: letters received, January 1988-September 1990, (7 items)
20/22Veazey, Mary: letters received, September-November 1991, (10 items )
20/23Veazey, Mary: letters received, February-August 1992, (10 items )
20/24Veazey, Mary: letters received, August-December 1992, (10 items )
20/25Veazey, Mary: letters received, January-October 1993, (16 items )
21/1Veazey, Mary: letters received, February-December 1994, (10 items )
21/2Veazey, Mary: letters received, January-August 1995, (10 items )
21/3Veazey, Mary: letters received, February-December 1996, (7 items )
21/4Veazey, Mary: letters received, April 1997-August 2000, (10 items )
21/5Wagner, John: letters received, October 1994-December 1996, (3 items )
21/6Whitehead, Jett W.: correspondence, December 1976-December 1991, (21 items)
21/7Whitehead, Jett W.: letters received, January 1992-December 1998, (13 items )
21/8Wild, Peter: correspondence, December 1975-October 1976, (5 items )
21/9Wilson, Etta G.: letters received, May 1993-March 1997, (3 items )
21/10Windham, Kathryn Tucker: letters received, January 1983-January 1998, (3 items)
21/11Winters, Nancy: letters received, August-September 1994, (4 items )
21/12Zinder, Fran: letters received, January-March 1996, (3 items )
21/13Infrequent correspondents A-B, (29 items )
22/1Infrequent correspondents C, (14 items)
22/2Infrequent correspondents D-E, (18 items )
22/3Infrequent correspondents F-G, (23 items )
22/4Infrequent correspondents H-J, (21 items )
22/5Infrequent correspondents K-L, (24 items )
22/6Infrequent correspondents M, (27 items )
22/7Infrequent correspondents N-O, (12 items )
23/1Infrequent correspondents P-R, (19 items )
23/2Infrequent correspondents S, (15 items )
23/3Infrequent correspondents T-V, (5 items )
23/4Infrequent correspondents W, (13 items )
23/5Infrequent correspondents Y-Z, (8 items )
3. Other Correspondence
23/6Correspondence with readers, February 1989-March 1996, (17 items)
23/7Correspondence with readers, March 1998-January 2003, (10 items )
23/8Correspondence re requests, January 1977-December 1995, (17 items )
24/1Correspondence re requests, February 1996-December 1999, (19 items )
24/2Correspondence re requests, January 2000-November 2002, (17 items )
24/3Letters received in response to fan letters sent by Ghigna, February 1974-October 1991, (4 items)
24/4Letters of recommendation written on behalf of Ghigna, December 1982-November 1987, (5 items)
24/5Correspondence with John Ciardi, Eve Merriam, Howard Nemerov, Anne Sexton, Linda Sexton, and Omar Sutanov mostly re job searching, September 1974-July 1989, (7 items)
24/6Letters received from U.S. Congressmen from Alabama, October 1986-April 1987, (3 items)
24/7Letter received re trademark of "Father Goose," August 1998, (1 item )
24/8Letters received re membership in the Authors Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, (2 items)
24/9Note and booklet probably given to Chip Ghigna, (2 items)



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