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Elsa Sjunneson Collection
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Elsa Sjunneson Collection

  • TxAM-CRS C000499
  • Collection
  • 1995 - 2020

This collection contains materials from and relating to author, editor, and disability advocate Elsa Sjunneson. Materials include examples of Sjunneson's writing, including her juvenilia, and audiovisual recordings of her school dramatic work and performances.

Sjunneson, Elsa

Other Materials

2-1/1: American Horror Story: Asylum (FX, 2012 - 2013), poster inscribed to Sjunneson by Naomi Grossman, 2012?


Series I: Writings

1-1/1: Daily journal, 2020

1-1/2: The Feminist Papers [Gonzaga University Women's Studies Program literary magazine], with poem "An Ally" by Sjunneson, Spring 2008

1-1/3: Homo Sapiens Meta Lupus [high school student film by Sjunneson and Anne Jewell], on VHS videocassette, undated

1-1/4: "Little Miss Theatre Historian: An Autobiography for the Women's History Program", illustration, 2009?

1-1/5: Journal - Literary London Program, 2007

1-1/6: MA Thesis: "Legal Morality, Stripped Down: Burlesque, Obscenity Law, and Gender Conflict in America", typescript draft with handwritten edits, and partial typescript with handwritten edits, September 2011

1-1/7: The Mad Printer [school poetry magazine], with pieces "The Pond" and "My Woes and Worries" by Sjunneson, June 1998 (2 copies)

1-1/8: Notebook, 2003

1-1/9: Notebook and roleplaying notes, 2003 - 2004

1-1/10: Outspoken [school literary magazine], with pieces by Sjunneson, 1995 - 1997

Writings, Correspondence, and Other Materials

1-2/1: Submission for The Vagina Monologues, typescript, 2008

1-2/2: "The Boa in the Museum" (by Jesse Bernstein, 'for Elsa'), partial transcript draft with handwritten edits, undated

1-2/3: "Military Service Record" (play), typescript draft with handwritten edits, undated

1-2/4: "Of Mice and Manners, A Book of Manners", typescript, undated

1-2/5: School writings, 2002 - 2003, undated

1-2/6: Something Nocturnal (co-written by Sjunneson, as 'Ravenna Mcquill'), typescript draft with handwritten edits, undated

1-2/7: "Song of Marsila", with piece "Elsa's Song of Marsila", 1996?

1-2/8: Speech on LGBT rights, partial typescript draft with handwritten edits, undated

1-2/9: Two Worlds and a Transport Spell (unpublished early work by Sjunneson, as "Ravenna S. Silverwing"), typescript, with hand-drawn illustration, undated

1-2/10: Juvenilia - "The Atlantic World, Part 2", 2001?

1-2/11: Juvenilia - Black Is A Badge of Honor (play), typescript draft with handwritten reader comments and typescript critique, December 2003

1-2/12: Juvenilia - Dancing on the River (play), typescript, undated

1-2/13: Juvenilia - "The History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1800", 2001

1-2/14: Juvenilia - "My Life: An Autobiography", undated

Series II: Correspondence

2-2/15: Correspondence, 2000, 2002, 2017, undated

Series III: Other Materials

2-3/16: The Crane Wife [Gonzaga University Theater production, 2008], recording of performance by Sjunneson, on DVD, 2008

2-3/17: Gonzaga University theater materials, 2008, undated

2-3/18: "Hogwarts Exchange Program" MWRPG materials, undated

2-3/19: Nametag for Sjunneson, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, undated

2-3/20: Voices!: The Student Newsletter of ACT's Young Playwright's Program, November 2003

2-3/21: Washington Ensemble Theatre [Seattle, WA] program for blahblahblahBANG!, December 2007