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Margaret J. Mullen Papers

Identifier: MC 1129

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of literary manuscripts and printed material, including the preliminary draft of her book An Arkansas Childhood. A monograph Second Harvest, 1987, containing Mullen's short story "Dixon Street" was removed from the collection and placed in the library's holdings. All the manuscripts are typewritten with the exception of No. 1, which is in longhand.


  • 1968-1985


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Margaret Jewell Mullen was born in 1909 in Emporia, Kansas, to James Ralph and Edna Keith Jewell. In 1913, when James Ralph Jewell was named Dean of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the family relocated to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where Mullen would grow up. After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1927, she moved with her family to Oregon. She undertook graduate work at Oregon State College, the University of Wisconsin, Bennington College and Mills, as well as studio training in New York. She danced and taught at San Jose State, Mills College, and Stanford University. Since her retirement, she has taken up writing and tutoring. An Arkansas Childhood, where Mullen recounts growing up in Fayetteville (1913-1927), is her first book. Her poetry and prose have been published in anthologies and journals.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 container)

Acquisition Information

Margaret J. Mullen, Menlo Park, California, donated her papers to the Special Collections Division on July 19, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas in June 1999.

Margaret J. Mullen Papers
Vera Ekechukwu
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
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Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
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