Ian Frazier Papers
Scope and Contents
Books, manuscripts, sheet music, galleys, handwritten notes, and photographs in this collection relate primarily to Frazier’s 1983 biographical essay on SWT alumna Ponce Cruse Evans, author of the syndicated newspaper column, “Hints from Heloise”. Photographs and clippings relate to both Heloise Cruse Ponce, and her mother, Heloise Cruse. Dates range from 1981-1989. Books from this collection have been cataloged separately.
- Majority of material found in 1980-1987
- Frazier, Ian (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws. https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/visit/policies/publication.html
Essayist and journalist Ian Frazier was born in 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated in 1973 with a B.A. from Harvard University. Frazier has served as a staff writer for New Yorker magazine, and has published several books of humorous essays. In 1983, Frazier wrote a biographical essay on SWT alumna Ponce Cruse Evans, author of the syndicated newspaper column, “Hints from Heloise”. The essay, “Nobody Better, and Better than Nobody”, appeared in New Yorker, and later in a book by the same name of Frazier’s essays.
Heloise Cruse Ponce was born April 15, 1952, in Waco, Texas, and graduated from Texas State with a B.S. in Mathematics. Her mother, Heloise Cruse, wrote a newspaper column and published several books featuring household hints in the 1960s and 1970s. Heloise Cruse Ponce has followed in her mother’s footsteps, writing the syndicated column “Hints from Heloise”, a daily and Sunday feature, appearing in more than 500 newspapers in 20 countries, and had published numerous books filled with household hints. Ponce resides in San Antonio, Texas.
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Metadata Rights Declarations
- The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.
Books, manuscripts, sheet music, galleys, handwritten notes, and photographs in this collection relate primarily to Frazier’s 1983 biographical essay on Texas State alumna Ponce Cruse Evans.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.
Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ian Frazier, 1990.
- Guide to the Ian Frazier Papers
- Amanda Oates
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- 2010: Inventory revised by Alan Schaefer.
- 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Susannah Broyles.