Eaton, Charles Edward (1916-2006)
The Charles Edward Eaton collection includes manuscripts, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, financial materials, photographs, and other materials.

Manuscripts in the collection consist of collection of short stories, individual stories, poems, and other materials.  Short story collections include Write Me from Rio and The Girl from Ipanema. Also collected are manuscripts for individual stories, including "Death Is Sometimes a Lover," "The Caves of Joa," "Star in a Cloud," "A Cat Walks on the Piano," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Flight of the Flamingoes," "A Lady of Pleasure," "The Mandarin," "The Girl from Ipanema," "Brasil Moreno," "The Mandarin," "The Snake Charmer," and others.  A collection of poems titled Here in the Parent Sun is present alongside a number of holograph poems composed between 1964 and 1972. An essay from the Boulder Writers’ Conference is included, as well.  Many of these manuscripts are accompanied by draft fragments, holograph and typescript annotations, and related correspondence.

The collection includes professional and personal correspondence. Professional correspondence concerning literary content and event acceptances are well-documented between 1993 and 2004. Holiday cards and personal correspondence between Eaton and wife Isabel are also present, along with various family correspondences between 1823 and 1960.

Personal memorabilia in the collection consists of Eaton’s Doctor of Literature diploma from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, as well as a Fortner Award (St. Andrews), a PSI Distinguished Achievement and Service Award (University of North Carolina), an honors and awards membership to the Chancellors Club, and a yearbook from the Greenwood School.

Printed materials in the collection includes journals in which Eaton’s short stories appeared, such as Arizona Quarterly, The University of Kansas City Review, Epoch, Southwest Review, Shenandoah, and Discourse. Also present are booklets, catalogs, press releases, flyers, newsletters, articles, and reviews. Karl Knaths: Five Decades of Painting, a catalog arranged by Isabel Eaton is present, as well. An essay on Eaton by Glen Blalock and a Paul Quircke short story constitute additional material.

The collection of professional materials includes assorted subject files (1960-2002). Many of these files consist of outlines, notes, and correspondence relevant to Eaton’s creative endeavors.

Legal materials consist of numerous wills and estate-related correspondence between 1907 and 1921.

Financial materials include receipts and bank statements (1920-1949). Also present are tax reporting statements and investment portfolio statements (1999-2006).

Photographs present in collection include black and white prints capturing friends and family, Eaton’s childhood, weddings, and portraits (1912-1935). Also included are four color prints and seven black and white prints of Isabel Eaton and her family. Three portrait negatives constitute additional photographic material.

Collected diaries and journals consist of two daily planners (1920-1921) and an untitled travel journal.

Miscellaneous materials include poems by Susan Broili, family genealogy documents, and notecards and notebooks containing research on Dorothy Wordsworth.
Notable Figures
1. Eaton, Charles Edward, 1916-2006
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. American poetry -- 20th century.
3. Authors, American
4. Poets, American
5. American literature--20th century