Sarah Bird Papers
Scope and Contents
The Sarah Bird Papers cover 1985 to 1991 and consist of manuscripts, screenplays, style sheets, and copy editing notes relating to the production of her literary works. It is organized into three series: Romance novels, The Boyfriend School and The Mommy Club.
- Bird, Sarah (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Sarah Bird was born December 26, 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan but lived a peripatetic childhood in an Air Force family. She received a BA in anthropology at the University of New Mexico in 1973 and an MA in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. Bird was an editor and contributor for the no-longer-active Austin magazine Third Coast. She authored five romance novels under the pseudonym Tory Cates and one, Do Evil Cheerfully, as Sarah McCabe Bird.
In 1986, her comic novel The Alamo House was published based on her experience as a graduate student at the University of Texas. This work was followed by The Boyfriend School in 1989 and The Mommy Club in 1991, both, like The Alamo House, marked by Bird's sharp wit and sense of the absurd. In addition to novels, Bird writes screenplays, and her articles have appeared in national magazines including Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, and Ms.
Sarah Bird has published under the names Sarah McCabe Bird, Tory Cates, and Sarah Bird.
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The Sarah Bird Papers spans 1985 to 1991 and consist of manuscripts, screenplays, style sheets, and copy editing notes relating to the production of her literary works.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sarah Bird, 1991.
- Guide to the Sarah Bird Papers
- Gwynedd Cannan
- November 1992
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- Finding aid written in English.
- 2004: Finding aid revised as part of the Wittliff's Collection Numbering Project
- 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Susannah Broyles.