The collection documents the life of Nancy Stockwell through her correspondence, subject files, diaries, and draft and printed
copies of her writings. Stockwell was an author and professional golfer. She was one of the founders of
Plexus, a San Francisco Bay Area feminist magazine. Stockwell's
Out There and Back Again contains some autobiographical material.
Nancy Stockwell was born in Paola, Kansas on September 8, 1940. She was diagnosed with bronchiectasis, a congenital pulmonary
disorder in 1951. In 1966 she graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master's degree in Speech/Theatre. That same
year she moved to Boston, Massachusetts and began her career as a writer. The unpublished novella "Lucky Girls" chronicles
her early days in Boston. She taught high school, was an editor at Arthur D. Little, Inc. from 1970-1973, and was a grant
writer and administrator at the Girls' Club in Lynn, Massachusetts from 1972-1973.
2 boxes, 1 oversized flat box, 1 document case
(2.5 cubic feet)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items. Copyright and literary
rights for Stockwell's published and unpublished works were bequeathed to the Kansas University Endowment Association, P.O.
Box 928, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044-0928.
The collection is open for research except for Series 5 which is closed to research until 2060 per Nancy Stockwell.