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Marli Weiner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1735

Scope and Contents

Many of the source files include Dr. Weiner's research notes and provide page numbers, quotations, and responses to each text. Other source files, listed by title and author, contain photocopied and clipped articles but no annotation. The manuscript of Sex, Sickness, and Slavery in Series 3 is a considerably more extensive draft than what was published after editing. Additional material in this collection relates to professional associations, course development and teaching, and the process of tenure and promotion.

Dates

  • 1988-2004

Creator

Restrictions

Box 12 is closed until 2037.

Conditions Governing Access

Kept in Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Marli Frances Weiner was born January 9, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Walter and Phyllis (Hirsch) Weiner. She was raised primarily in Stamford, Connecticut, and received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, a master's degree in history from Sarah Lawrence College, and a doctorate in history from the University of Rochester in 1986. Dr. Weiner taught at Cornell University, St. Lawrence College, the University of Vermont, Grinnell College and the University of New Hampshire before accepting a position in 1988 as a professor of history at the University of Maine. She died of cancer March 2, 2009, in Bangor, Maine.



Dr. Weiner's published books include Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-1880; A Heritage of Woe: The Civil War Diary of Grace Brown Elmore; My House Has Been a Hospital: The Experience of Illness in the Antebellum South; and a book edited for publication following her death, published in 2012, Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South. She also edited a volume for the University of Maine Press titled Of Place and Gender: Women in Maine History. Courses taught included 19th century history, women's history, history of the South, and African-American history.

Extent

11 linear feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Many of the source files include Dr. Weiner's research notes and provide page numbers, quotations, and responses to each text. Other source files, listed by title and author, contain photocopied and clipped articles but no annotation. The manuscript of Sex, Sickness, and Slavery in Series 3 is a considerably more extensive draft than what was published after editing. Additional material in this collection relates to professional associations, course development and teaching, and the process of tenure and promotion.

Arrangement

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into series:

  • I, Body Sources
  • II, Southern Women Sources
  • III, Manuscript, notes and revisions for book Sex, Sickness and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South
  • IV, Published Reference Sources / Articles
  • V, Resource and Professional Activity Files
  • VI, Course Materials and Professional Documents

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Items were transferred to the Special Collections Department from the Women's Studies Department in 2012.

Related Materials

Those interested in this collection may also want to request the department's faculty / staff file for Marli Weiner which contains an obituary and newsclippings.
Title
Guide to the Marli Weiner Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686