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Frances Mayes papers

Frances Mayes papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frances Mayes papers
Creator: Mayes, Frances
Inclusive Dates: 1980-2010
Language: English
Extent: 20 Linear Feet 42 document boxes, 1 half box, 3 cartons
Collection Number: ms3429
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Frances Mayes is a well-known memoirist, novelist, poet and professor and the author of the best-selling novel Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy. She was born on April 4, 1940, in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, fan mail, in-house publication materials, photographs, galley copies, advance copies, articles, reviews and posters related to the Mayes' publications. Also included are Under the Tuscan Sun movie materials (such as media kits, posters, CDs, screenplays) and Mayes' teaching materials from San Francisco State University.


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies can be made available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Frances Mayes Papers, ms3429, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American.
Ente nazionale italiano per il turismo
Mayes, Frances -- Correspondence
Under the Tuscan sun (Motion picture)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3429/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1Under the Tuscan Sun- assorted materials
 
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2Under the Tuscan Sun- reviews, clippings
 
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3Under the Tuscan Sun- reviews, publicity
 
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45Under the Tuscan Sun- engagement calendars
 
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4Under the Tuscan Sun- movie materials
 
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5Under the Tuscan Sun- movie materials
 
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6In Tuscany- manuscript drafts
 
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7In Tuscany- publicity, tours, proofs
 
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8Bella Tuscany- tours, ads
 
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9Bella Tuscany- drafts, calendar
 
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10Bella Tuscany- reviews, publicity
 
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11Bella Tuscany- reviews, articles
 
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12Bringing Tuscany Home- photo proofs, speaking engagements, reviews, recipes
 
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13Bringing Tuscany Home- publicity, reviews, articles, manuscript drafts
 
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14Bringing Tuscany Home- manuscript drafts, book
 
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15Swan- manuscript drafts
 
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16Swan- manuscript drafts
 
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17Swan- manuscript drafts
 
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18Swan- manuscript drafts
 
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19Swan- publicity, raised reading copy
 
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20A Year in the World- manuscript drafts
 
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21A Year in the World- manuscript drafts
 
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22A Year in the World- manuscript drafts
 
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23A Year in the World- manuscript drafts
 
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24A Year in the World- speaking arrangements, reviews, articles
 
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25Best American Travel Writing- Mayes
 
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26Discovery of Poetry- manuscript drafts
 
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27Discovery of Poetry- books, manuals, PR, reviews
 
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28Poetry by Mayes
 
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1Magazine Articles by Mayes
 
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29Articles by Mayes
 
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2Magazine article re: Mayes
 
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30San Francisco State University- teaching materials
 
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31San Francisco State University- teaching materials
 
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32Tuscan Sun Festival- furniture, mondragora
 
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33Fan mail
 
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34Fan mail
 
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35Fan mail
 
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36Fan mail
 
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37Fan mail
 
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38Fan mail
 
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39Fan mail
 
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40Fan mail
 
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41Fan mail
 
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42Fan mail
 
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43Fan mail
 
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44Fan mail
 
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3Miscellaneous (includes The Tuscan Sun Cookbook)
 
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461-3A Year in the World publicity
 
464Always Italy book proposal
 
465Always Italy publicity
 
466Articles
 
467Bringing Tuscany Home publicity
 
468-13Drexel Heritage- At Home in Tuscany Collection
 
4614-16Events
 
4617Events and publicity
 
4618Events, reviews, and interviews
 
4619 Everyday in Tuscany
 
4620-24Fan mail
 
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471-4Fan mail
 
475Fan mail- scrapbook
 
476Prima Donna award
 
477Promotional material
 
478Publicity
 
479See You in the Piazza publicity
 
4710Tour- Women in Sunlight
 
4711The Tuscan Sun Cookbook publicity
 
4712-15Under Magnolia manuscript draft
 
4716Under Magnolia publicity
 
4717Women in Sunlight- events
 
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11Promotional posters for books
 
12Sweepstakes materials
 
13Colored proof of Bringing Tuscany Home, 2004
 
14Articles/clippings, 2004
 
15Promotional material, 1998
 
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1BPromotional poster