Newspaper clippings, interview tape and transcript, scrapbook, literary and family memorabilia, articles, publisher's contract, biography
Jean Florence Maw Woodman was born in 1906 in Provo, Utah to Charles Edward Maw and Margaret Peterson. Both her parents taught at Brigham Young University, and Jean later attended a BYU training school, and then college. She studied mainly in the Dramatic Arts Department, and then took a hiatus and traveled to New York. She returned to Provo five years later, and finished her degree. Afterwards, she attended Stanford. In 1940, she published her first novel, Glory Spent.
This collection is held within one Hollinger box and is further divided into eleven folders. The first folder contains an edited transcript of Dennis Rowley's interview with Jean on June 10, 1989 at her home, concerning her novel, Glory Spent. Jean talks about the reception of the novel, her feelings about it, and the several influences that inspired her writing. Folder two contains two cassette tapes of this interview. Folder three is a 107-page, edited biography of Jean's husband, Herbert Brookhart Woodman, as written by Jean. Folder four contains a literary journal titled, 'The Journal of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars.' There is also a two-page typescript written by Jean about her father as a teacher. Folder five contains eight letters from Jean's publisher, Lynn, at Carrick & Evans. Lynn provides some criticism and advice concerning Jean's novel. Also included in the folder are several letters of praise from different people who read Glory Spent. Folder six contains the official copyright contract and publisher's and author's agreement concerning the publication of Glory Spent. Folder seven contains newspaper articles about Jean's novel, which include book reviews and descriptions. There is also a literary journal, The Saturday Review of Literature, which contains a description of Glory Spent. In folder eight are photocopies of the newspaper articles in the prior folder. In folder nine are several letters of correspondence addressed to Margaret Maw, and also newspaper clippings concerning Margaret Maw's book, Nikoline's Choice. In folder ten are photocopies of the newspaper articles in the prior folder. Last, in folder eleven, there is a photocopy and hard copy of a newspaper article about Herbert Woodman, as he is to succeed the former director of a company.