Guide to the Troy State University Dothan

Creative Writing Club Records


Record Group 126

Date Span: ca. 1988-2003
Extent: 1 cubic foot

Organizational Sketch: The Creative Writing Club was started in 1992 by Dr. Brenda Ameter and Fred Feagin, both English professors at the Troy State University Dothan Campus.  Dr. Ameter held the meetings in her home on a monthly basis and encouraged students and non-students alike to attend. Only students could be elected as officers. The club also started an annual literary collection called Copper Blade Review.

The "Copper" stand for "Wire" and "Blade" stand for "Grass"--an interpretation of the Wiregrass, the area from which the creative writings were generally collected.  The name was suggested by John Corbin at a meeting of the CWC when the club first considered publishing a literary collection. Every fund raising effort from Book and Bake Sales to proceeds from CBR book sales went back into the CWC.

Approx. 1995, Dr. Ameter and others incorporated Copper Blade, Inc as a non-profit so they could publish the book, sell it and have a non-profit number and status. There have been 9 editions, (1995 – 2004), with 2004 being the last issue.  Sue Riddle Cronkite was the publisher/editor, followed by Chris Bryant.
Following the retirement of Dr. Ameter and Mr. Feagin, the roles of faculty included Dr. Marty Olliff, Chris Bryant, Dr. James Ortego, and Jason Griggs.  The club revived in 2012.

Scope / Content:
Contains the Creative Writing Club's money-making projects, correspondence workshop minutes, Newsletters, meeting minutes, announcements, retreats, conferences, contests, competitions, membership rosters, charters, presidents' responsibilities,  donations for campus swings, newsletters from fellow creative writing clubs, various publications, and financial records, as well as the newsletters, submissions, editing copies, finished publication copies, guidelines for submission, grant applications, applications for an ISSN number(serial number for publications), invoices, finances and various tax documents for the club's journal, The Copper Blade Review.

Organization:
Organized into two series:  1.  Creative Writing Club Business Files;  2. Copper Blade Review.

Processing:
Received as vaguely labeled/unlabeled files and loose papers. Order imposed by AWHC processing staff.

Access/User Limits?
            Open

INVENTORY

Series 1:  Creative Writing Club Business Files, 1988-2003, 31 File Folders.  Documents the meetings, finances, and other business of the club.

File I.D.   File Label

126

12-0201

001

001

 

Creative Writing Club - Request form: Student Organization Money-Making Project, 1997-98

126

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002

 

CWC - Correspondence   1997-2002

126

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003

 

Publications - DO South, Jan. 1997, Vol.2, No. 10

126

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004

 

Publications - AlabamaArts & First Draft, 2001

126

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005

 

Creative Writing Club - Workshop 10/27/01

126

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006

 

CWC - Meeting Minutes & Announcements, 1996-98

126

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001

007

 

CWC - Newsletters, 1996-99

126

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008

 

CWC - Newsletters   2001-02

126

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001

009

 

Pillar Talk - Enterprise State Junior College Creative Writing Newsletter, 1997

126

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001

010

 

CWC - Conferences, 1996-2002

126

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011

 

CWC - Contest & Competitions, 1997-2001

126

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012

 

Creative Writing Club - Writing in the Woods, Writers' Retreat, 8/28/99

126

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001

013

 

CWC - Membership Rosters

126

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014

 

CWC - Publication Info

126

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001

015

 

CWC - "Charter"

126

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016

 

CWC - Responsibilities of the President

126

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001

017

 

Creative Writing Club - Donations for Swings, 1999

126

12-0201

001

018

 

Creative Writing Club - 2003 Funds & Expenses

126

12-0201

001

019

 

CWC - Account Statements  2001-02

126

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001

020

 

CWC - Account Statements, 2000

126

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001

021

 

CWC - Account Statements, 1999

126

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001

022

 

CWC - Account Statements, 1998

126

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023

 

CWC - Account Statements, 1997

126

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024

 

CWC - Account Statements, 1996

126

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025

 

CWC - Account Statements, 1995

126

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001

026

 

CWC - Account Statements, 1994

126

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001

027

 

CWC - Account Statements, 1993

126

12-0201

001

028

 

CWC - Account Statements, 1992

126

12-0201

001

029

 

The CWC Raven, Experimental Journal for TSUD's Creative Writing Club, 2002

126

12-0201

001

030

 

A Primer on the Mechanics of Poetry

Series 2:  Copper Blade Review, 1994-2003, 28 File Folders.  Copies of the Review and its predecessor, submissions, business papers for the Review as a tax-exempt organization.

File I.D.     File Label

126

12-0201

001

031

 

Live Cacophony - TSUD's Literary Magazine, Summer 1988

126

12-0201

001

032

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 1, 1994

126

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001

033

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 2, 1996 - Autographed Copy

126

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001

034

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 3, 1997

126

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001

035

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 4, 1998

126

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001

036

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 5, 2000 - Autographed Copy

126

12-0201

001

037

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 6, 2001

126

12-0201

001

038

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 6, 2001 - editing copy

126

12-0201

001

039

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 7, 2002

126

12-0201

001

040

 

Copper Blade Review - Vol. 7, 2002 - editing copy

126

12-0201

001

041

 

Copper Blade Review - Submissions, 1992-98

126

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001

042

 

Copper Blade Review - Submissions, 2001

126

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001

043

 

Copper Blade Review - Submissions, 2002

126

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001

044

 

Copper Blade Review - Submissions, 2002-03

126

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001

045

 

Copper Blade Review - Miscellaneous submissions

126

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001

046

 

Copper Blade Review - Newsletters, 1996-99

126

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001

047

 

Copper Blade Review Announcements, 1997-98

126

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001

048

 

Copper Blade Review - Tax Forms, 1995

126

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001

049

 

Copper Blade Review - Employer Identification Number (EIN) & Power of Attorney, 1995

126

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001

050

 

Copper Blade Review - Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax…, 1998

126

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001

051

 

Copper Blade Review - Support Schedule for Advance Ruling Period, 1999-2000

126

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001

052

 

Copper Blade Review - Modification to 1995 tax exemption, 2000

126

12-0201

001

053

 

Copper Blade Review - establish ISSN number, 1997

126

12-0201

001

054

 

Copper Blade Review - Grant Applications, 1997-98/98-99

126

12-0201

001

055

 

Copper Blade Review - Houston Printing Company, Inc., 1997-2000

126

12-0201

001

056

 

Copper Blade Review - CBR Invoices, 1998

126

12-0201

001

057

 

Copper Blade Review - Guidelines for submissions & the selection of editors   revised 1999

126

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001

058

 

2001 Copper Blade Expenditures

126

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001

059

 

Clip Art for Copper Blade Review

 

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