Preliminary Guide to the Diane F. Gillespie Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Bell, Vanessa, 1879-1961
Gillespie, Diane F.
Diane Gillespie papers
Date [inclusive]
Circa 1930s-1980
0.5 Linear feet 1 manuscript case plus one framed Vanessa Bell drawing.
Location Note
(MASC staff use). Papers: MS.2009.32, 2-9-14.2; drawing: book stacks (Terrell 12G, on display).
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

"Diane Marie Gillespie, who publishes as Diane Filby Gillespie and Diane F. Gillespie, is professor emerita of English at Washington State University. She specializes in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British literature. Her special interests include modern fiction and drama especially by women writers, relationships between verbal and visual art forms, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press publications. With a University of Minnesota M.A. she taught at Stephens College and, with a University of Alberta, Edmonton, PHD., she taught for 26 years in WSU's English Department. She is author of The Sisters' Arts: The Writing and Painting of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell and numerous journal articles, published conference papers, and book chapters including, most recently, essays in the Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts (ed. Maggie Humm), The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism (ed. Helen Southworth) and Virginia Woolf: Twenty-first Century Approaches (ed. Jeanne Dubino et. al.). Gillespie edited The Multiple Muses of Virginia Woolf and Woolf's Roger Fry: A Biography. She co-edited Virginia Woolf and the Arts: Selected Papers from the Sixth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Cicely Hamilton's play Diana of Dobson's, and Julia Duckworth Stephen: Stories for Children, Essays for Adults."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of papers of Washington State University professor Diane Gillespie. It includes correspondence with Angelica Bell Garnett and others, material related to Angelica Bell Garnett's visit to the U.S. in 1980, photographs, and audio recordings (audiocassettes with interviews, presentations, and commercial recordings), plus one framed drawing by Vanessa Bell (undated).

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use.

Accruals note

The repository expects to receive additions to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Diane Gillespie donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2009.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Gillespie, Diane F.


  • Drawings (visual works) -- Specimens

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