MC 716; T-214
Cash, Eleanor Skelton. Papers of Eleanor Skelton Cash, 1940-2010: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 716; T-214
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Cash, Eleanor Skelton, 1926-
Title: Papers of Eleanor Skelton Cash, 1940-2010
Quantity: 26.2 linear feet (51 file boxes, 1 folio box, 3 folio+ boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 3 oversize folders,
1 photograph folder, 30 audiotapes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Journals, correspondence, audiotapes, writings, etc., of Eleanor Skelton Cash, a poet
who spent much of her life living in poverty.
Accession numbers: 88-M58, 88-M70, 88-M79, 88-M137, 88-M150, 90-M51, 90-M57, 90-M60, 90-M89, 91-M108,
92-M17, 95-M3, 96-M4, 96-M182, 98-M66, 98-M212, 99-M2, 2001-M1, 2010-M79
The papers of Eleanor Skelton Cash were given to the Schlesinger Library by Eleanor Skelton Cash between April 1988 and April 2010.
Processed: June 2012
By: Johanna Carll, with assistance from Suzanna Calev.
Access. Researchers must sign a special permission form. Researchers must consult
the conservator before handling #55FB.1-55FB.6. An appointment is necessary to use
any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eleanor Skelton Cash is held by Eleanor
Skelton Cash. Upon her death, copyright will be transferred to her children. Upon
their deaths, copyright will be transferred to the President and Fellows of Harvard
College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may
be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied with written permission from Eleanor Skelton Cash.
Eleanor Skelton Cash Papers, 1940-2010; item description, dates. MC 716, folder #.
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Eleanor Skelton Cash, daughter of Joseph Ewing and Mary Matilda (Plunkett) Skelton,
was born December 9, 1926, in Eldorado, Illinois. In 1949, she married Norman Everett
Cash; they had four children, Rene, Gini Lou, Craig, and Keith, before divorcing in
1970. She graduated from Empire State College with a major in social psychology in
1974. A poet, Cash has given readings in Georgia and has published collections of
her works privately.
The collection is arranged in four series:
- Series I. Biographical and Personal, 1940-2006 (#1.1-3.3, PD.1, T-214.1 - T-214.6)
- Series II. Journals, 1942-2010 (#3.4-44.2, 55FB.1-55FB.6, 52F+B.1-54F+B.4, OD.1-OD.3,
T-214.7 - T-214.17)
- Series III. Correspondence, 1943-2007 (#44.3-48.6, 54F+B.5, T-214.18 - T-214.29)
- Series IV. Writings, 1945-1998 (#48.7-51.4, FD.1, T-214.30)
The collection contains journals, correspondence, audiotapes, writings, etc., of Eleanor
Skelton Cash, a poet who spent much of her life living in poverty. Most materials
arrived at the library unfoldered and in no discernable order; the archivist created
folder titles for those files. A small number of files were foldered and those titles
have been preserved and appear in quotation marks. Files were arranged by the archivist.
Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1940-2006 (#1.1-3.3, PD.1, T-214.1 - T-214.6),
includes clippings about Cash, resumes, her wedding book and divorce papers, financial
documents, uncataloged photographs, audiotapes, etc. Uncataloged photographs are mainly
snapshots of Cash's friends and lovers. Audiotapes contain interviews Cash conducted
with members of her mother's family, the Plunketts. Interviews contain several family
members' reminiscences of life in Eldorado, Illinois. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series II, JOURNALS, 1942-2010 (#3.4-44.2, 55FB.1-55FB.6, 52F+B.1-54F+B.4, OD.1-OD.3,
T-214.7 - T-214.17), contains journal entries written on loose sheets of paper and
in spiral-bound notebooks supplemented with correspondence, clippings, uncataloged
photographs, and printed ephemera. Also included are audiocassettes whose content
is similar in nature to the content of the written journals. Loose sheets of paper
were foldered in the order that they were found; it is likely that entries are not
in chronological order and additional letters intended to be included in journals
may be found in Series III, correspondence. Correspondence in this series includes
letters to Cash from family and friends; the most frequent correspondents are Cash's
mother, Mary Skelton, sister, Virginia Hirsch, and son, Craig Cash. Many of the letters
written by Cash do not appear to have been mailed and in many cases are marked "unsent."
Spiral-bound notebooks contained a large number of taped in sheets of paper, many
of which were folded to fit in the notebooks. In most cases, the tape resulted in
pages being adhered to each other, obscuring text and preventing pages from being
turned. To make the notebooks useable, the spiral binding was removed, taped pages
were cut apart, documents were unfolded, and all pages were numbered to document the
order they appeared in the notebooks. Journals document a wide variety of topics,
including Cash's living situations, financial difficulties, family and romantic relationships,
writing, and physical and mental health problems. Journals are filed chronologically
Journals from the 1950s and 1960s document Cash's life as a housewife and mother in
Schenectady, New York. She wrote often of her unhappiness in her marriage, chronicling
her fights with her husband, Norman, and her desire to leave him. She also recorded
her feelings towards her children, ranging from love and pride in them to frustration
and dislike, particularly regarding her oldest daughter, Rene. In 1968, Cash's younger
daughter, Gini Lou, committed suicide through self-immolation and Cash frequently
questioned what role she played in Gini Lou's decision to commit suicide and whether
or not she could have done anything to prevent it. In 1970, Cash divorced her husband
and surrendered custody of their underage children, Craig and Keith. After leaving
home, Cash's relationship with her children was often difficult, marked by periods
with no contact and hurtful exchanges. Cash's feelings toward her children and her
reflections on her relationship with them are a frequent topic in her journal entries.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Cash struggled with mental illness. In 1960, she received
electric shock treatment and she spent much of the 1960s under the care of a psychiatrist
and was hospitalized multiple times. In the mid-1960s, Cash founded a local chapter
of Recovery, Inc., a mental health self-help group, and her journals contain records
of techniques she learned in the group, including spotting exercises and self-endorsements.
Journal entries often refer to Cash's moods as depressed, but she adamantly and repeatedly
writes that following her 1970 divorce, she was cured of her mental illness.
In addition to her mental health, Cash used her journals to record details of her
physical well-being. Entries throughout document her illnesses and aches and pains.
Throughout her adult life, Cash has suffered from gastrointestinal problems. In earlier
journals, Cash refers to having colitis, but later journals refer to similar problems
as being caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The problems, including constipation
and diarrhea, increased as Cash aged, and journals from the 1990s on include entries
dedicated to descriptions of her bowel movements, her diet, and the impact her diet
has on her bowel movements.
Cash has held many jobs during her lifetime, but generally found the physical demands
and the conformity required by employers to be overwhelming and she left the positions
after only a short time. Throughout her life, Cash wrote poetry and in the 1970s,
she began to share her poems with friends and family and decided to become a professional
poet. In 1975, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and began selling her poetry compilations
as a street vendor in public areas and by going door-to-door. While somewhat successful,
Cash still failed to earn enough money to live on and had to apply for government
assistance. Journals record Cash's need to write poetry, the pleasure she received
from selling poems and getting positive feedback from readers, and her disappointment
and anger over not being able to support herself with the proceeds of her sales. She
also frequently states that her poetry is her legacy and believes that eventually,
perhaps after her death, her poetry will be "discovered" by the larger public.
After leaving her family in 1970, Cash struggled to find a community where she felt
like she belonged. Journals document her time spent living in low-income housing in
Albany, New York, as a house manager in Atlanta, Georgia, a visitor in the Twin Oaks
Intentional Community in Virginia, and a participant in the Seneca Peace Camp (also
known as the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice). While she never
became a member of the Hare Krishna community, Cash frequently attended Temple while
living in Atlanta, Georgia, and befriended many Krishnas. In the late-1980s, she lived
in a Krishna community in Tennessee. Ultimately, Cash found the rules of all of these
communities to be too binding and she left or was asked to leave due to her inability
to conform to community rules. She also spent time in a shelter for abused women in
Harlem, New York, as a homeless woman in San Francisco, California, and living with
her son Craig in New York. Cash's journals record her opinions and feelings towards
each of these living situations and as she began contemplating moving, she would often
reflect on the different places and situations she had lived through, stating both
the positive and negative aspects of each.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Cash fantasized about having sexual relationships
with men other than her husband. In particular, her diaries focused on her local paperboy
and her psychiatrist. In the final year of her marriage, Cash engaged in an affair
with a student she met at the local university. For the next two decades, Cash engaged
in numerous sexual encounters and recorded detailed accounts of them in her journals.
Initially, she intended to publish the journals as the story of a woman discovering
sexual liberation in her 40s. Journals from the early 1970s in particular contain
graphic descriptions of encounters including enumerations of sexual positions engaged
in, the number of climaxes experienced, and the skill or lack thereof of her lover.
To protect the identities of her lovers, she assigned them aliases, but often their
real names are recorded alongside the aliases. Cash frequently records her pride in
the fact that her lovers were generally much younger than her and tended to be African
or Indian. She continued to engage in indiscriminate sex into the 1980s, when she
began to worry about contracting AIDS. Journals from the 1970s contain lists of men
Cash had sex with in order to track names, ages, nationalities, and the length of
relationships; Cash began to compile lists in the 1980s as a means of contemplating
the likelihood of having contracted AIDS. Lists from the mid-1980s place emphasis
on African and potentially gay lovers, reflecting the belief at the time that AIDS
was a disease spread by African and gay men. Later lists recognize that all of her
lovers were potential carriers of the disease. Cash's journals in the 1980s document
her increasing discomfort during sex due to vaginal dryness. She details her use of
personal lubricants and conversations she had with lovers concerning the frequency
with which they can have sex. The fear of AIDS combined with Cash's discomfort results
in a decline in sexual activity and entries involving sex became much less frequent
in the 1990s.
Series III, CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-2007 (#44.3-48.6, 54F+B.5, T-214.18 - T-214.29),
contains letters to and from Cash to and from family, friends, and lovers. Additional
correspondence can be found in Cash's journals (Series II) and it is likely that correspondence
found in this series was intended to be included in the journals. Correspondence documents
Cash's frequently volatile relationship with her daughter Rene, and disappointment
in Craig and Keith's failure to write to her as often as she would like. Correspondence
also chronicles Cash's relationship with her mother, Mary Skelton, and sister, Virginia
Hirsch. Early correspondence between them is affectionate and friendly, but beginning
in the 1970s, Cash's relationship with both women becomes frequently contentious.
Topics of dispute include Cash's assertion that Virginia had interfered with her relationship
with her children, Mary's disapproval of Cash's lifestyle, and Cash's questioning
of Virginia's handling of their parents' care in their final years. Also included
are letters from a few of Cash's lovers, most notably Raj Bidari, whose letters contain
graphic descriptions of sexual acts he imagines engaging in with Cash and how he was
sexually stimulated by imagining the acts. Correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Series IV, WRITINGS, 1945-1998 (#48.7-51.4, FD.1, T-214.30), contains poetry, fiction,
and autobiographical writings by Cash. Most poetry is unpublished, but included are
three poetry compilations, The Frail Flower Blooms, Red, White and Blues, and Treasures, which Cash self-published and sold, often door-to-door and as a street vendor. Records
of Cash's poetry sales can be found in #FD.1 and #49.11. Researchers interested in
Cash's thoughts and feelings concerning writing and selling her poetry, particularly
her belief that her poetry is her legacy to future generations, should see Cash's
journals. The journals also include additional poems. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard
University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged"
photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are
simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back
with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
- Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1940-2006 (#1.1-3.3, PD.1, T-214.1 - T-214.6)
- 1.1. Biographical: clippings, resumes, etc., ca.1952-1986, n.d.
- 1.2. Addresses: Atlanta poets, 1976-1978
- 1.3. Auto insurance and ownership, 1997-2006
- 1.4. Burial and funeral planning papers, 1993
- 1.5. Certificate, membership papers, 1973-1987
- 1.6. Divorce papers, 1970
- 1.7. Education: report cards, clipping, graduation program, etc., 1940-1944, 1972
- 1.8. Education: South Lake High School 50th reunion, 1994; includes uncataloged photograph
- T-214.1. Family oral history audiotapes: "the McCallisters [Bessie and Wallace] (aunt and uncle)
and the Skeltons [Mary and Joseph] (mom and dad) and my cousin Dementra McCallister
Johnson," December 1981.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 1.
- T-214.2. Family oral history audiotapes: "Plunkett family history," Mary Skelton, n.d.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 2.
- T-214.3. Family oral history audiotapes: "Marie Ratley Plunkett my aunt," July 10, 1984 (side
1); "Everett Leonard "Sibert" Plunkett" (side 2), January 10, 1984.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 3.
- T-214.4. Family oral history audiotapes: "side 2-history" Mary Skelton, n.d. (side 1); Eleanor
Cash discussing plans for possible poetry sales business, n.d. (side 2).
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 4.
- T-214.5. Family oral history audiotapes: "Mary Skelton, Florida, July 1980."
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 5.
- T-214.6. Family oral history audiotapes: "Mary Plunkett Skelton memoirs," January 1984.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 6.
- 1.9. Financial, 1952-1977, n.d.
- 1.11. John Knox Apartments lease and problems, 1995-1997
- 1.12. "M.A.P. tests" [drawings and self analysis by Cash], 1978-1981
- 2.1-2.2. Medical history and records, 1973-1994
- 2.3. "Monitoring depressions/life patterns," 1982, n.d.
- 2.4. "Old goals and dreams," 1977-1982
- PD.1. Photograph of Cash, 1993.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 2.5. Joseph Ewing Skelton scrapbook pages, n.d.
- 2.6-2.7. Mary Plunkett Skelton garden book, 1946-1986
- 2.8. Socialist Workers Party: minutes, notes, 1981-1993
- 2.9. "Study of values test, n.d."
- 2.10-3.1. Uncataloged photographs, 1944-1989, n.d. (2 folders)
- 3.2. Uncataloged photographs of Chester Gates?, n.d.
- Series II. JOURNALS, 1942-2010 (#3.4-44.2, 52F+B.1-54F+B.4, 55FB.1-55FB.6, OD.1-OD.3,
T-214.7 - T-214.17)
- 3.10-3.11. Journals, 1961; includes uncataloged photographs (#3.11)
- 4.1-4.2. Journals, 1962; includes uncataloged photographs (#4.1)
- 4.3. Journals, 1963; includes re: John F. Kennedy assassination
- OD.1. Journals, 1965, 1979, 1981
- 5.4. Journals: "journal of quotations," 1966-1969
- 5.5-6.4. Journals, 1967 (6 folders)
- 6.5-7.4. Journals, 1968; includes re: Gini Lou Cash suicide (6 folders)
- 7.5-8.2. Journals, 1969; includes re: lunar landing (#7.5), uncataloged photographs (#7.6)
- 8.3-9.2. Journals, 1970; includes uncataloged photographs (#8.3) (6 folders)
- 9.7-10.1. Journals, 1972 (2 folders)
- 10.2-10.4. Journals, 1973
- 10.5. Journals: "journals gleaned," 1973-1978
- 10.6-11.2. Journals, 1974; includes uncataloged photographs (#11.2) (3 folders)
- 11.3. "Journals," 1974, 1981
- 11.4-11.6. Journals, 1975; includes account of attending Black Muslims of the United States meeting
in Atlanta, Georgia (#11.4)
- 12.1-12.4. Journals, 1976; includes re: attending Nation of Islam meeting (#12.1)
- T-214.7. Audiotape journals: "relaxation exercise," n.d. (side 1); "affirms/goals/wishes 1977/1980/1982"
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 7.
- 12.6-13.1. Journals, 1978 (2 folders)
- 13.2-13.3. Journals, 1979; includes re: stay at Twin Oaks intentional community in Virginia,
exploration of Ananda Marga
- 13.4-13.7. Journals, 1980
- 14.1-14.3. Journals: "Juniper House and George Mercer," 1980-1981
- T-214.8. Audiotape journals: "George [Mercer] and I, Bing and V.W.G.," conversation between
Mercer and Cash, Cash reading poetry, 1980, Cash reflections on listening to tape
in 1982, unidentified Atlanta woman speaking on writing (side 1); "my kids and me,"
Cash letter to children re: her pain, disappointment, and anger over lack of contact
with children, November 2, 1981 (side 2).
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 8.
- T-214.9. Audiotape journals: "Eleanor Cash sings to herself Christmas Eve 1980," mostly Cash
journal with Cash singing Christmas songs near end (side 1); "I'm bringin' a person
into my life," Cash idea of ideal mate, August 26, 1984 (side 2).
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 9.
- 14.4-15.1. Journals, 1981 (4 folders)
- T-214.10. Audiotape journals: "looking at myself in 1981-1982, 1984" (side 1); "flying phantasia
also fairies and elves of good health for yawning and falling asleep," mediation while
falling asleep, n.d. (side 2).
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 10.
- T-214.11. Audiotape journals: "should you write your son that it was roses? January and February
1981," re: eviction, finances, future plans, includes December 29, 1983 "interjects"
re: living with son, Craig, reflecting on time in Atlanta (side 1); "when life throws
a rotten egg on your head," re: father, finances, 1981, with 1983 "interjects" (side
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 11.
- 15.2-16.6. Journals, 1982; includes re: involvement in Hare Krishna/International Society for
Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) (11 folders)
- T-214.12. Audiotape journals: "Ahimsa and her mother, Virishni and Jatila and Ghandhari farewell
to Atlanta, Georgia, Hare Krishna temple, October 23, 1982," group discussion re:
Hare Krishna, particularly women.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 12.
- 52F+B.1. Journals, 1982-1983
- 16.7-17.2. Journals, 1983 (3 folders)
- T-214.13. Audiotape journals: "affirmations" (side 1); "memories of Maha black folk read black
poetry," poetry reading recorded from television in Largo, Florida, tape includes
introduction by Cash, May? 15, 1983 (side 2).
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 13.
- 17.3. "Journals, " 1983-1984
- 17.4-18.1. Journals, 1984; includes uncataloged photographs (#17.4), tarot card readings (#17.4)
- T-214.14. Audiotape journals: "coat confessions (1 and 2)," re: anxiety about clothes shopping,
November 21, 1984.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 14.
- T-214.15. Audiotape journals: "death and life copied from [Elisabeth] Kübler-Ross/letter to
Raj," summary and commentary on Kübler-Ross television interview, followed by letter
to Raj Bidari (side 1); "dump Chester," relaxation tape Cash made for Chester Gates?
with commentary on how tape makes her feel; affirmations; journal ca. 1984, mostly
re: Chester Gates (side 2).
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 15.
- 18.2-18.3. Journals: "Daphne House [son's house in Syracuse, New York] diaries, includes garden
- 18.4-18.6. Journals, 1985
- 18.7. Journals: "food diaries," 1985, 1990, 1995
- 19.1. Journals: "Seneca Peace Camp," 1985
- T-214.16. Audiotape journals: "journals, 1985, 1988."
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 16.
- 19.2-19.3. Journals, 1986; includes re: stay at Harlem Hospital Shelter for Battered Women, homeless
in San Francisco, California
- 19.4. Journals: "Seneca Peace Camp," 1986
- T-214.17. Audiotape journals: "Summer 1986 at Seneca no Peace Camp."
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 17.
- 19.5-20.2. Journals, 1987; includes living with Hare Krishnas in Tennessee (4 folders)
- 20.3-20.6. Journals, 1988
- 21.1-21.2. Journals: "ISKCON eviction," 1988
- 21.3. Journals, November 1988 - January 1989
- 21.4-21.6. Journals, 1989; includes sexually explicit love letters from lover
- 52F+B.2 - 53F+B.2. Journals, 1989 (6 folders)
- 53F+B.3 - 54F+B.1. Journals, November 1989 - March 1990 (4 folders)
- 22.1-23.2. Journals, 1990 (9 folders)
- 23.3-24.2. Journals, 1991 (6 folders)
- 24.3-24.7. Journals, 1992
- 25.1. Journals: "Raj Bidari and other abusive men," 1992
- 25.2-25.6. Journals, 1993
- 26.1. Journals, 1993-1994
- 26.2-27.1. Journals, 1994 (5 folders)
- 27.2-27.5. Journals: "garden diaries," 1994-2009
- 27.6-28.6. Journals, 1995 (7 folders)
- 29.1. Journals: "foods I ate," 1995-1996
- 29.2-29.3. Journals: "garden diaries," 1995-1996
- 29.4-30.4. Journals, 1996 (7 folders)
- 30.5. Journals: "garden diary," 1996
- 30.6-32.2. Journals, 1997 (9 folders)
- 32.3-34.1. Journals, 1998 (10 folders)
- 34.2-34.6. Journals, 1999
- 35.1-35.2. Journals, 1999-2000
- 35.3-36.1. Journals, 2000 (6 folders)
- 36.2. Journals, 2000-2001
- 36.3-37.2. Journals, 2001; includes re: September 11 terrorist attacks (#36.3) (6 folders)
- 37.3. Journals: "garden diaries," 2001
- 37.4-38.3. Journals, 2002 (6 folders)
- 38.4-38.5. Journals, 2003
- 38.6. Journals: "garden diaries," 2003
- 39.1-39.4. Journals, 2003-2004
- 39.5-39.6. Journals, 2004
- 39.7. Journals, 2004-2005
- 40.1-40.2. Journals, 2005
- 40.3-40.4. Journals, 2005-2006
- 40.5-41.3. Journals, 2006 (4 folders)
- 41.4-42.1. Journals, 2007 (4 folders)
- 42.2. Journals, 2007-2008
- 54F+B.4. Journals, 2007-2010
- 42.3-43.2. Journals, 2008 (6 folders)
- 43.3-43.6. Journals, 2009
- 44.1-44.2. Journals, n.d.; includes uncataloged photograph (#44.2)
- Series III. CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-2007 (#44.3-48.6, 54F+B.5, T-214.18 - T-214.29)
- 44.3. Correspondence, 1943-1945
- 44.4. Correspondence, 1946-1947
- 54F+B.5. Correspondence, 1947, 1976, 1990
- 44.5. Correspondence, 1948
- 44.6-44.7. Correspondence, 1949
- 45.1. Correspondence, 1950-1952
- 45.2. Correspondence, 1953
- 45.3. Correspondence, 1954
- 45.4. Correspondence, 1955-1956
- 45.5. Correspondence, 1957-1958
- 45.6. Correspondence, 1960-1969
- 45.7. Correspondence, 1970-1971
- 46.1. Correspondence, 1972
- 46.2. Correspondence, 1973-1976
- 46.3. Correspondence, 1977-1979
- T-214.18. Audiotape letter: "Craig [Cash] letter to mom arrived December 1, 1979."
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 18.
- 46.4. Correspondence, 1980-1982
- T-214.19. Audiotape letter: "Mary Skelton talking about her sister Toots' impending death August
24, 1981," to Eleanor Cash (side 1); "Eleanor Cash talking about Aunt Toots' coming
death, September 29, 1981," to Mary Skelton (side 2).
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 19.
- T-214.20 - T-214.22. Audiotape letter: "Keith's trip," Keith Cash recounting unicycle trip across United
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 20-22.
- T-214.23. Audiotape letter: "logo oval Eileen Cash and Keith Cash," Eileen Cash call to radio
station re: Keith Cash unicycle trip across United States, radio interview with Keith
Cash, Craig Cash doing math problem, ca.1981 (side 1); "my son Craig Cash doing mysterious
math which boon doggled my mind," n.d. (side 2).
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 23.
- T-214.24. Audiotape letter: "letter from sister Virginia, February 1982."
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 24.
- T-214.25. Audiotape letter: "letter to my kids," March 1, 1982.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 25.
- 46.5. Correspondence, 1983
- 46.6. Correspondence, 1984
- T-214.26. Audiotape letter: "letter from Eleanor [Cash] to Chester [Gates], January 1985-U.S.A.
trip #1," on tape date stated as January 12, 1984.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 26.
- 46.7. Correspondence, 1985
- 46.8. Correspondence, 1986
- 47.1. Correspondence, 1987
- 47.2. Correspondence, 1988
- 47.3-47.4. Correspondence, 1989
- 47.5. Correspondence, 1990
- 47.6. Correspondence, 1991
- 47.7. Correspondence, 1992
- 48.1. Correspondence, 1993
- 48.2. Correspondence, 1994-1997
- 48.3. Correspondence, 1998-1999
- 48.4. Correspondence, 2000-2010
- 48.5-48.6. Correspondence, n.d.
- T-214.27. Audiotape letter: "Mary Skelton," to Eleanor Cash, n.d.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 27.
- T-214.28. Audiotape letter: "NEWS" Mary Skelton to Eleanor Cash, n.d.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 28.
- T-214.29. Audiotape letter: unlabeled Mary Skelton to Eleanor Cash, n.d.
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 29.
- Series IV. WRITINGS, 1945-1998 (#48.7-51.4, FD.1, T-214.30)
- T-214.30. Audiotape of Cash dramatic reading, "Eleanor S. Cash pain soliloquy, 1988."
REQUEST AS T-214, reel 30.
- 48.7-48.8. "Capsule journals my experimental poetry," 1969-1990
- 49.1. "First fiction/articles/writing attempts," 1962-1970, n.d.
- 49.2. The Frail Flower Blooms, 1975
- 49.3. "Index of my poetry," n.d.
- 49.4. "Les Petites Lettres D'Amour," 1998
- 49.5. "Life synopsis and New York state testimony re: feminization of poverty and genealogy
(in part)," 1984, n.d.
- 49.6. "Mae, Mae, Wait 'til You Hear" play, 1979
- 49.7. "My notes used to write my book 'SPOOF,'" 1976
- 49.8. "My poetry 1956-1960 excerpts (family life and mourning songs)," 1956-1970
- 49.9. "Old mom stories, autobiographical told in 3rd person," 1991
- 49.10. Old poetry goals, 1982-1985
- 49.11. Poetry sales and publicity, 1976-1983
- 49.12. "Publishing (traditional routes)," mostly poetry collection mock ups, 1982
- 49.13-50.2. Red, White and Blues (various drafts), 1984 (4 folders)
- 50.3. Red, White and Blues, 1988
- 50.4. "Through the Knothole at Twin Oaks Commune," 1979
- 50.5. Treasures (various editions), 1978-1988
- 50.6. "Treasures (incomplete sets)," n.d.
- 50.7. Under the Hoopskirts, 1977
- 50.8. Writings, 1945-1969
- 50.9-51.1. Writings, 1970-1979 (2 folders)
- 51.2. Writings, 1980-1989
- 51.4. WRFG radio show, Atlanta, 1977, n.d.
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Poor women--United States
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International Society for Krishna Consciousness
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