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Charles Monaghan Papers


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Materials Relating to William Gaddis

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Charles Monaghan Papers, 1960-1999 | MS Manuscripts

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Title: Charles Monaghan Papers, 1960-1999Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1960-1999

ID: MS/MS/ms076

Primary Creator: Monaghan, Charles (1932-)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 03/20/2003

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Charles Monaghan Papers consists of materials relating to Monaghan's relationship with William Gaddis as an early Gaddis promoter. Includes correspondence from William Gaddis, Jack Green, Aaron Asher, Douglas M. Davis, Steven Moore, Ormonde de Kay, and Mimi O'Keeffe. Also, includes other various Gaddis-related material such as copies of Monaghan's interview with Ormonde de Kay and Bob Ginna, various Gaddis-I listserv materials, proof copy of The Dutton Review, etc.

Collection Historical Note

Charles Monaghan worked forThe New York Times in Paris and New York from 1962 to 1968, after which he was managing editor (1968-70) and then editor (1970-72) of "Book World," the Sunday literary supplement of the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. During those years, "Book World" was the largest book review section in the country, with a weekly circulation of almost 2 million copies. Monaghan also edited Retirement Living Magazine (1972-75) and the library reference publication Facts on File (1975-76) and was managing editor of Travel & Leisure Magazine (1977-1983). As a freelance, Monaghan contributed some 500 articles and book reviews to national publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Smithsonian, American Heritage, Town & Country, Money Magazine, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Commonweal and the National Review. He has also reviewed for the History of Education Quarterly and the Journal of American History. Monaghan earned a bachelor's degree in History from Manhattan College and an M.A. in English from New York University. He married E. Jennifer Monaghan in 1958 and had three children.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of Charles Monaghan

Acquisition Method: Accession number 22918

Related Materials: See also the William Gaddis Papers

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed May 2012 by Sarah Schnuriger

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Materials Relating to William Gaddis],

Series 2: Materials Relating to William GaddisAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
4 items
Folder 11: Gaddis-I Listserv: For the discussion of the work of novelist William GaddisAdd to your cart.
Materials sent to/from the William Gaddis listserv, Gaddis-I from Charles Monaghan, Alan Westrope, Ed Heinemann, Lukas Wagner, William Peschel, Peter Dempsey, Victoria Harding, Jeff Bursey, and David Olds. 21 items
Folder 12: InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Conversation with Ormonde de Kay about William Gaddis by Charles Monaghan, 1993: December 24Add to your cart.
Transcript, 14 pages, 2 copies
Item 2: Notes of conversation with Bob Ginna about William Gaddis by Charles MonaghanAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 5 pages
Folder 13: PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
Item 5: William Gaddis: A Checklist of Primary and Secondary Materials by Steven MooreAdd to your cart.
31 pages
Item 1: Attendu que William Gaddis... by Mathieu LindonAdd to your cart.
7 pages
Item 2: Every Box Bears a Pearl by Thomas GirstAdd to your cart.
6 pages
Item 3: The Letters of William Gaddis edited by Steven MooreAdd to your cart.
97 pages
Item 4: Timothy O'Keeffee's obituary written by Charles Monaghan for the Review of Contemporary FictionAdd to your cart.
2 pages
Folder 14-15: Print MaterialAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Dutton Review, No. 1, 1970: October 27Add to your cart.
Uncorrected proof, 159 pages. Contains J.R. or the Boy Inside by William Gaddis.
Item 2: Hamptons Country, Volume 5/Issue 1, 1999: juneAdd to your cart.
Contains In Recognition by John Sherry (Remembering William Gaddis)

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