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Donald Oresman Papers, MSS130, 1987-1997

Collection Overview

Title: Donald Oresman Papers, MSS130, 1987-1997

Predominant Dates:1987-1997

ID: MSS/MSS/130

Creator: Oresman, Donald. American lawyer.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 04/21/2004

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Donald Oresman Papers consists of correspondence between Oresman and William Gaddis, drafts, and source material toward Gaddis's book, A Frolic of His Own.

Administrative Information

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 Donald Oresman

Acquisition Method: Accession number 23037

Related Materials: See also the William Gaddis Papers (MSS049)

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


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Correspondence, Folders 1-3, 1987-1997Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence to and from Oresman, grouped into two subseries To Oresman and From Oresman.
Sub-Series 1.1: Correspondence to Oresman, 1987-1993Add to your cart.
10 items
Folder 1: Gaddis, WilliamAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1987: May 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page. Enclosure: “Szyrk v. Village of Tatamount et al” (20 pages)
Item 2: 1987: August 6Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page. Enclosure: “Szyrk v. Village of Tatamount et al” (21 pages)
Item 3: 1988: March 14Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page. Enclosure: Typed letter signed [photocopy], 3 pages from Michael Kennedy to Saul Steinberg (1987: December 9)
Item 4: 1988: June 16Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 5: 1988: August 4Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page. Enclosure: Draft from A Frolic of His Own (19 pages)
Item 6: 1990: January 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 7: 1990: December 26Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page. Enclosure: Draft from A Frolic of His Own (10 pages)
Item 8: 1993: January 18Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: 1993: March 30Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page. Enclosure: Draft from A Frolic of His Own (1 page)
Folder 2: Peacock, Allen H.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1988: March 14Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Sub-Series 1.2: Correspondence from Oresman, 1988-1997Add to your cart.
11 items
Folder 3: Gaddis, WilliamAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1988: January 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter [photocopy], 1 page. Enclosures: “Admission to the New York Bar” (2 pages), “Admission to and removal from practice by appellate division; character committees” (2 pages), “Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law” (4 pages), “Practicing or appearing as attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered” (2 pages), “None but attorneys to practice in the state” (3 pages), and various sections concerning Penal Law Sentences (6 pages)
Item 2: 1988: May 10Add to your cart.
Typed letter [photocopy], 1 page
Item 3: 1988: May 11Add to your cart.
Typed letter [photocopy], 1 page
Item 4: 1988: May 17Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 2 pages
Item 5: 1989: April 24Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page
Item 6: 1989: December 27Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page
Item 7: 1990: April 26Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page
Item 8: 1990: July 9Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page. Enclosure: “Statement of Pierre N. Leval” on Fair Use (6 pages)
Item 9: 1991: January 7Add to your cart.
Typed letter [photocopy], 1 page. Enclosure: “Carson v. Here’s Johnny Portable Toilets, Inc.” (14 pages)
Item 10: 1993: January 26Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed [photocopy], 1 page
Item 11: 1997: January 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter [photocopy], 1 page
Series 2: Material toward A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis, Folder 4, 1987-1992Add to your cart.
Consists of copies of court cases and a contract proposal for "The Last Act." 3 items