MsC 798

Collection Dates: 1961 -- 1999
.5 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List

Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Claiming descent from Anne Bradstreet, Jeanne Funkhouser Reeder says that writing is in her blood. Reeder grew up in Dayton, Ohio where her father was Ovrille Wright's personal lawyer and she says she can remember him telling the story of their first flight. She attended Earlham College and received her M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. She worked for a time as a legal secretary in her father's law office, then taught school at both the elementary and secondary levels before teaching English at Henry Ford College. She has contributed writings to The Dayton Daily News, The Detroit News Sunday Magazine,and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

Jacque Roethler 2005

Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of correspondence, several play manuscripts and one novel manuscript.

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries as a bequest by Jeanne Reeder in 2005.

Guide posted to Internet: April 2005

Box Contents List


Autobiography. 2copies



"The Hazards of Authority"


"The Decisions of Ali"

"My Husband, My Betrayer"

"One in a Million"

"Shadows of the Past"

"Very Untruly Yours"


Mistress of Hartland

A summary

Cast of characters. 2copies

Title page to page 167

Pages 168-326

Pages 327-486

Synopsis. 2 copies

Corrected pages


“Autograph Book”

"Enemy in the Gates"

“Fatal Quest”. 2 copies.

“King Harry’s Daughter”

“Quietus”. 2 copies

"Strawberry Point"

“Thanksgiving Pageant” (Sail Ho). 2 copies

Shooting scripts

“Stranger in the Earth"

Short stories

"Angela's Revenge"

"A Call at Scotland Yard"


"First Acquaintance"

""Forever Morrie"

"Gopher Junction"

"The Gospel According to Jude"

"Great Lover"

"The Heart of the Matter"

"His Father's Son"


"I'm Engaged to a Killer"

"In My Heart, In My Arms, In My Bed"


"Lester Snow's Will"

"A Long Day's Journey into Light"

"My Beloved is Free"

"Only the Plum Branch Listens"

"An Oyster's Love Story"

"Rocky Lonesome"

"The Romantic Type"

"Rutherford H. Pusscat: A Cat Ahead of His Time"

"Sangre de Cristo"

"The Schooling of Slippery Malone"

"'Signed With Their Honor'"

"Too Nice A Girl For Me"

"The Trouble With Neatness"

"True Love and Other Headaches"

"Twenty Years Later"

"Visiting Day"

"Waiting at Holly's"


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