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Gail E. Haley oral history interview 3, 2006 April 13

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-HA0430


  • Creation: 2006-04-13


In this third of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley discusses the period in her life in which she authored Noah's Ark (1971), Jack Jouett's Ride (1973), and The Abominable Swamp Man (1975). She describes the origins and themes of each work, the techniques used to create the artwork, and revisions she would undertake in retrospect. Ms. Haley also talks about beginning three more books during this period: Go Away, Stay Away (1977), The Post Office Cat (1976), and Costumes for Plays and Playing (1977). While discussing each of her works, Ms. Haley recalls her experiences with various publishing companies, both in America and in England. In addition to her professional life, Ms. Haley also recounts her personal experiences, including her move from New York to Charlottesville, Virginia and eventually to London, England with her second husband Arnold Arnold and their two children, Marguerite and Geoffrey. Other themes in this interview include environmentalism, Ms. Haley's research, fantasy literature in the publishing world, working with Weston Woods Studios to create film strips, and participating in the May Day ('Obby 'Oss Day) festivities in Padstow, England.


125 Minutes

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Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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