The Charlotte Painter papers, including manuscripts, reviews of her books and correspondence, are arranged around the publication
of her major works, preserving her own organization. A bibliography of Painter's work has been included at the beginning of
this guide. An alphabetical list of correspondents follows the list of correspondents so that letters may be located easily
within this collection.
Charlotte Painter was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1926. She received her Bachelors Degree in Theater from Louisiana
State University in 1947. From 1956 to 1960, she rose to Senior Editor at The Macmillan Publishing Company in New York. Having
received a Masters of Arts in English from Stanford in 1965, Painter taught creative writing at Stanford until 1969, and at
the University of Califonia, at Berkeley, at Davis, and at Santa Cruz in the 1960s and early 1970s. From 1975, she taught
intermittantly at San Francisco State University until she received tenure in 1988. She retired in the Spring of 1991.
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