Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Carol Rainey Papers, 1967- date

Collection: DG 249

Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/

Descriptive Summary
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Carol Rainey
Carol Rainey Papers
Inclusive Dates
Call Number
DG 249

Language of Materials
Materials in English
2 linear feet [papers only]
This collection is comprised of the writings (including both personal diaries and talks given publicly) and correspondence of Carol Rainey, a feminist, peace activist and writer. It also includes books and pamphlets edited by or dedicated to Rainey, as well as photographs of Rainey, Marion and Ernest Bromely, Juanita and Wallace Nelson, and others. Correspondents include Denise Levertov and Frank D. Moore.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
None [Former restrictions removed as of May 6, 2014.]
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Carol Rainey, 2012 [Acc. 2012-072]: 2014 [Acc. 2014-057]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated. This finding aid was created by Amanda Cardillo on December 10, 2012.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Carol Rainey Papers (DG 249), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendents), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record

Related Collections
Marion Bromley and Ernest Bromley Papers (DG 214)

Historical Background
Carol Rainey is a peace activist and writer who speaks and writes about women in the anti-nuclear movement, as well as writes prose and poetry.

Collection Overview
Contains writings, talks, and correspondence, both personal and professional, of Carol Rainey; also contains books edited by or dedicated to Carol Rainey, as well as photographs. Correspondents include poet Denise Levertov and Frank D. Moore.

Items removed:
Floppy and compact discs

Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was received.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Acc. 2012-072
Box 1
--To Frank D. Moore, 1995 – 2005 [2 folders]
--From Frank D. Moore, 1996 – 2005
--From William Stafford, 1974 – 1993
--From Jeffrey Dean Hartwell, 1991 – 1994
--To/from Paul Lacey, 2000 – 2009
--From Denise Levertov- originals, 1973 – 1980
--From Denise Levertov- originals, 1980 – 1998
--From Denise Levertov- typescript, 1973 – 1997
--To/from Mark Pawlak, 2009
--To Sue Kissel Adams, 2005 – 2009
--To/from Chris Myers, 2004 – 2006
--To/from Chris Myers, 2007 – 2010
--Miscellaneous, 1973 – 2001
Executorship of Denise Levertov’s literary trust
Poems, essays, etc., given by Denise Levertov, 1979
Valentines Park, Ilford, United Kingdom- Denise Levertov

Box 2
Grandma Hoffman’s diary
Kentucky Post interview, 1983 (May 4)
Writings and talks
-- Collected writings on pacifism, nuclear power, and nuclear weapons
--“History of Women in the Peace Movement”, 1983 (May)
--“The Future Now”, 1983 (June)
--“Feminism and the Threat of Nuclear War”, 1983 (June)
--“Poetry and the Threat of Nuclear War”, 1983
--“The People on the Other Side”, 1995 (December)
--“The Role of Women in the Nuclear Age”, 1987 (March 4)
--“Environmental Effects of War”, 2006
--“Dorothea Soelle and the European Peace Movement”, 1985
--Talk at the Central America Rally, March 21, 1984
--Nuclear disarmament talk, Clermont College, 1987 (November 21)
--Poetry checklist, 1984 (October)
--Nuclear anthology project
--“Nuclear Awareness of Women Writers in the 50s”, 1984 (June)
--Three poems on El Salvador, 1984 (March)
--Miscellaneous prose and syllabuses
--Miscellaneous poems
--Cincinnati Peace League- research
--Cincinnatians for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons- meeting minutes
Miscellaneous materials

Box 3
Beyond Omega: The Story of the Bromley Family- Carol Rainey, 2010
Journal of Carol Rainey, 1967 –  2011  [3 folders]
Everything but Words: Personal Stories- Carol Rainey, 2010
The Separated Heart: Personal Stories- Carol Rainey, 2010

Box 4
Last Stories- Carol Rainey, 2011
Journal of Carol Rainey, 2011 (January – April)
Journal of Carol Rainey, 2011 (May – December)
The Tangled Art: Personal Memories of Denise Levertov- Carol Rainey, 2012 (October)
The Tangled Art: Three Personal Essays on Denise Levertov­- Carol Rainey (rough draft)

Box 5
Casualty- Robert Lowry; The Big Cage- Robert Lowry
The Cedar Chest- Frank D. Moore, edited by Carol Rainey; Night Singer- Frank D. Moore, edited by Carol Rainey; The Eagle in the Air- Rose Robinson (signed)
Journeys: Autobiographical Writings by Women- edited by Mary Grimley Mason and Carol Hurd Green (signed by Denise Levertov)
Colonization on the Little Colorado: The Joseph City Region- George S. Tanner and J. Morris Richards, edited by Carol Rainey
Psyche: The Feminine Poetic Consciousness- edited by Barbara Segnitz and Carol Rainey

Box 6
Not by Might- A. J. Muste (signed with note to Marion Bromley)
The Legend of the Christmas Rose- Selma Lagerlöf (signed by Denise Levertov); Dreams that Wake as Words- Steven Blevins (signed by Denise Levertov)
My Patio- Beatrice Leverotv; Conversation in Moscow- Denise Levertov (signed)
A Book of Days- Susan Hamilton, with introduction by Carol Rainey

Box 7 [Acc. 2014-057]
Final copy of The Tangled Art (136 pages)
Rough draft of A Liberal Guide to a Conservative City:  Cincinnati in 2013 (88 pages)
Final autobiographical story “Return to the Northern Lake (10 pages)
Poems-“Dreams About My Mother,” :Food Memories”, “Three Poems for Sr. Pat Sheatzley,” “Poem,” “Gerald,” “City Poem,” and “Use a Verb as a Prompt (dig)
Book reviews of Pretty Mother’s Home by Vickie Cimprich (3 pages) and Gizmo by Richard Stansberger (1 page)
Personal Journal 2012-2013 (spiral notebook, 175 pages)
[Acc. 2015-027]
Personal Journal, 2013-2014 (spiral notebook)
"Last Stories, Two"


This finding aid was last updated on August 21, 2015

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