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William Gaddis Papers (MSS049)

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Fiction

Essays and Critical Writings

Drama

Corporate Writings

Personal Papers

Business Papers

Miscellaneous Printed Materials

Photographs and Negatives

Articles and Clippings

Audiovisual

Realia

Works By Others

Restricted Material - Open as of May 9, 2012



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William Gaddis Papers (MSS049), 1902-1998 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: William Gaddis Papers (MSS049), 1902-1998Add to your cart.

ID: MSS/MSS/049

Primary Creator: Gaddis, William, 1922-1998

Extent: 182.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William Gaddis papers consist largely of his own manuscript material: manuscripts and source material toward his books, drafts of various stories, published and unpublished, as well as essays, reviews, interviews, and a miscellaneous assortment of notes and other materials. Also present is a substantial amount of personal and general correspondence, primarily with family, friends, and fans. In addition, there is a relatively large amount of correspondence to editors, translators, and publishers, as well as correspondence with his colleagues in the literary community.

Collection Historical Note

William Thomas Gaddis, Jr. was born on December 29, 1922 in Manhattan and raised in Massepequa (Long Island), by his parents, Edith and William Thomas Gaddis, Sr. His father left the family when he was three years old. Two years later, Edith sent her only child to Merricourt Boarding School in Berlin, Connecticut. Gaddis continued in private school until the eighth grade, after which he returned to Long Island to receive his diploma at Farmingdale High School in 1941.

Gaddis entered Harvard University on scholarship in the fall of 1941, where he continued until an illness forced him to take a medical leave of absence. After being reinstated at Harvard in the fall of 1942, Gaddis majored in English. By the fall of 1943, Gaddis had joined the staff of the Harvard Lampoon, where he would eventually serve as President. After leaving Harvard without a degree in 1945, Gaddis moved to Greenwich Village. During this time, he worked at the New Yorker; however, his most important hours were spent socializing with the emerging Beat Generation and working on his first novel, The Recognitions (1955). During this period, Gaddis also traveled throughout Central America, Europe, and Northern Africa.

Shortly after the publication of The Recognitions, Gaddis married his first wife, Patsy Black, who would give birth to his only children, Sarah and Matthew. His first novel was not well-received by academia, literary critics, or the purchasing public, and so from the late 1950s to the the mid 1970s, Gaddis worked for Pfizer International, Eastman Kodak, IBM, and the United States Army, as a speechwriter and/or screenwriter to support his family.

In 1975, twenty years after his first novel, he published J.R., which would go on to win a National Book Award in 1976. By this time, he was also involved in his second marriage to Judith Thompson, which would dissolve shortly after J.R. was published. By the late 1970s, Gaddis had met Muriel Oxenberg Murphy, with whom he would reside until the mid-1990s.

Gaddis' third novel Carpenter's Gothic, (1985) which he called a 'romance,' would be nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award, while his fourth novel, A Frolic of His Own (1994), would earn him a second National Book Award in 1995. Gaddis was also awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim, a Lannan Foundation grant, and a MacArthur Foundation award. He was a member of PEN and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

William Thomas Gaddis died of prostate cancer in 1998. His final work, Agapé, Agape was published four years later in the fall of 2002.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS 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.)

Copyright to significant portions of the collection held by Matthew and Sarah Gaddis. All inquiries concerning publication should be directed to The Wylie Agency, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 2114 New York, NY 10107.

Acquisition Method:

Purchased from the Estate of William Gaddis, circa March 2002.

Accession number 23969. Purchase from Ralph Sipper Books, June 24, 2011.

Accession number 23951. Purchase from Heritage Auction House, February 11, 2010.

Accession number 2012.025. Purchase from Ralph Sipper Books, September 18, 2012.

Related Materials: See also the Steven Moore Collection of William Gaddis (MSS156), the Richard Hazelton Papers (MSS131), the Hunter Low Papers (MSS132), the Charles Monaghan Papers (MSS076), and the Donald Oresman Papers (MSS130)

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

Processing Information:

Processed by Crystal Alberts: Summer 2003, 2004

Processed by Benjamin Cooper: Summer 2005

At Fortress FAE, before shipping, the older boxes in which the collection was packed (some of them apparently Gaddis' own liquor boxes), had to be replaced as they were water damaged. Often the shipping cartons into which the materials were placed were smaller than the original boxes, and so were re-numbered using letters of the alphabet. For example, during pre-shipping pre-processing, a box numbered 20 in the original booksellers inventory might be replaced with three cartons numbered 20a, 20b, and 20c. The same process was used with oversize folders, in order to save wear and tear on the materials as they were shipped. There is a shipping inventory that describes all of this. In addition to housing problems, a large portion of the collection was in poor order, but the decision was made to ship the materials and address the organization of the collection at Washington University.

The William Gaddis Papers arrived from Fortress FAE in New York City after having been packed in 42 archival cartons. They were accompanied by 3 pallets of books from his working library. The collection arrived with two inventories: one created by the bookseller and a partial inventory created and maintained by William Gaddis through 1994. The bookseller's inventory roughly followed Gaddis's.

In the course of processing at the university, the box numbers established by the bookseller's inventory were retained with the materials, but processing and preservation issues required a different arrangement with a new enumeration of boxes and folders. When an item was moved from a location in the intial inventory, a separation note was added to describe from where the item was taken and to where it was moved.

Currently the collection is housed in buffered archival folders and 8 1/2 x 14 clamshell manuscript boxes.

The correspondence in the collection was surveyed at Washington University. Two sorts of correspondence files were in the collection. There were files consisting of correspondence alone. These correspondence files were filed in chronological order by year in a correspondence series. Other correspondence within files was left where it was.

The novel drafts were left in the order in which Gaddis and/or the bookseller placed them. Some of the longer drafts were placed in multiple folders where this was necessary for preservation purposes. In certain cases, some of the drafts in the collection were created by Gaddis using strips of paper with typed text taped or glued to other pieces of paper. These were placed in protective mylar sleeves and photocopied. At times the strips had fallen off of the page because of the deterioration of the tape or glue. If this occurred, processors noted that the original order was lost.

The collection contains a large amount of newspaper print materials and faxed items. As Gaddis's works engage popular culture so intensely, these have been retained within the collection. There is no telling which bit of popular culture may have found its way into his novels. The most at risk of these items are being photocopied for preservation purposes. Occasionally, the items are so faded and/or deteriorated that they require a transcription by the processor in order to preserve the information. When this occurs, the processor makes a note that a transciption was made of the original. Rarely, the item is too damaged and/or faded to preserve the information.

Business papers consists of contracts and royalty statements found in correspondence files. These materials were transferred to their own series for preservation purposes.

Personal papers consists of materials related to personal, medical, and educational business, as well as genealogy that were found in correspondence files. These materials were transferred to their own series for preservation purposes.

The audiovisual series consists of cassette tapes, a Beta videocassette, photographs and negatives originally found throughout the collection. They were gathered into a separate series during the processing of the collection for preservation purposes. Most items have a separation note describing from which folder the item was taken.

Bound texts found in the collection, particularly those found in boxes designated by the bookseller as 12, 26-29, 41-42, were moved to Rare Books for cataloging. The books that made up William Gaddis' Working Library were also moved to Rare Books for cataloging. Whenever a bound text was transferred from the collection to Rare Books, a separation note was added.

Any items determined to be oversize were transferred from the location they were in when the collection arrived at Washington University to an oversize location for preservation purposes. Generally, separation notes accompany these items.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1902-1998],
[Series 2: Fiction],
[Series 3: Essays and Critical Writings, 1977-1997],
[Series 4: Drama],
[Series 5: Corporate Writings],
[Series 6: Personal Papers],
[Series 7: Business Papers],
[Series 8: Miscellaneous Printed Materials],
[Series 9: Photographs and Negatives],
[Series 10: Articles and Clippings],
[Series 11: Audiovisual],
[Series 12: Realia],
[Series 13: Works By Others],
[Series 14: Restricted Material - Open as of May 9, 2012],
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Series 2: FictionAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2.a: Novels, Box 31-124Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2.a.1: The Recognitions, 1947-1955Add to your cart.
Contents include manuscripts, source and publishing materials. The materials originally contained in box 24 consist of notebooks primarily maintained by Gaddis during the late 1940s while travelling in Panama and Europe.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 197: Sheri Martinelli correspondence and clippings, circa 1947-1955Add to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 198: Ducdame ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
typescript and holograph in pencil, 1 folder, 100 pages
Folder 199: Undated, untitled manuscriptAdd to your cart.

1 folder, 5 pages

Early draft outline for the Recognitions

Folder 200: Blague manuscriptAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 201: J'm'amuse...senesement manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Holograph, 1 folder, 42 pages
Folder 202: Blague manuscriptAdd to your cart.
1 folder, 71 pages
Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 203: Harcourt text editors comments, typescript and holograph, circa 1953-1954.Add to your cart.
1 folder, 12 pages.
Folder 204: Le Chemin des Anes typescriptAdd to your cart.
1 folder, 12 pages.
Folder 205: Two copies of New World Writing containing LeChemin des AnesAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 206: Reading notes, drafts, etc.Add to your cart.
1 folder, 300 pages
Folder 207: Reading notes, circa 1947-1948Add to your cart.
1 folder.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 208: Reviews and noticesAdd to your cart.
3 folders, 175 pages
Folder 209: Reviews and noticesAdd to your cart.
3 folders, 175 pages
Folder 210: Reviews and noticesAdd to your cart.
3 folders, 175 pages
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 211: Italian translationAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 34-35Add to your cart.
Folder 212: Newspapers clippings, circa 1954-1955Add to your cart.
2 folders, circa 100 items
Folder 213: Newspapers clippings, circa 1954-1955Add to your cart.
2 folders, circa 100 items
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 214: Rough draft manuscriptAdd to your cart.
1 folder, 2200 pages
Folder 215: ReviewsAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 37-40Add to your cart.
Folder 216: Rough draft manuscriptAdd to your cart.
6 folders, 2200 pages
Folder 217: Rough draft manuscriptAdd to your cart.
6 folders, 2200 pages
Folder 218: Rough draft manuscriptAdd to your cart.
6 folders, 2200 pages
Folder 219: Rough draft manuscriptAdd to your cart.
6 folders, 2200 pages
Folder 220: Rough draft manuscriptAdd to your cart.
6 folders, 2200 pages
Folder 221: Rough draft manuscriptAdd to your cart.
6 folders, 2200 pages
Box 40-42Add to your cart.
Folder 222: Final ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
4 folders, 2200 pages
Folder 223: Final ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
4 folders, 2200 pages
Folder 224: Final ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
4 folders, 2200 pages
Folder 225: Final ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
4 folders, 2200 pages
Box 43Add to your cart.
Folder 226: Page proofs, circa 1955Add to your cart.
2 folders
Folder 227: Page proofs, circa 1955Add to your cart.
2 folders
Folder 228: Long galley proofs, printer'e mechanicals, art for title pageAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 44Add to your cart.
Folder 229: Bound page proofsAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Folder 230: Bound page proofsAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Box 45Add to your cart.
Folder 231: Page proofs - incomplete?Add to your cart.
1 folder
Box 46Add to your cart.
Folder 232: Page proofs, 1955Add to your cart.
1 folder
Box 47-48Add to your cart.
Folder 233: Page proofsAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Folder 234: Page proofsAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Box 49Add to your cart.
Folder 235: Miscellaneous correspondenceAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 49-50Add to your cart.
Folder 236: Reviews, 1955.Add to your cart.
2 folders
Folder 237: Reviews, 1955.Add to your cart.
2 folders
Box 50Add to your cart.
Folder 238: Corrections for the MeridianAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 239: General correspondenceAdd to your cart.
3 folders
Folder 240: General correspondenceAdd to your cart.
3 folders
Folder 241: General correspondenceAdd to your cart.
3 folders
Box 51-52Add to your cart.
Folder 242: General correspondence - criticismAdd to your cart.
Folder 243: General correspondence - criticismAdd to your cart.
Folder 244: General correspondence - criticismAdd to your cart.
Folder 245: General correspondence - criticismAdd to your cart.
Box 53Add to your cart.
Folder 246: General correspondenceAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folder 247: Commonplace book "Panama"Add to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 248: Record notebook on the RecognitionsAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 55Add to your cart.
Folder 249.1: Spain notebook, 1945/50Add to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 249.2: PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Sub-Series 2.a.2: JR, circa 1956-1975Add to your cart.
Contents include manuscripts, source and publishing materials.
Box 56-57Add to your cart.
Folder 250-253: JR ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
4 folders, 2500 pages
Box 58Add to your cart.
Folder 254: Notes on JRAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 59Add to your cart.
Box 58-60Add to your cart.
Folder 255-260: JR ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
6 folders, 2500 pages
Box 61Add to your cart.
Folder 261-262: JR ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
2 folders, 250 pages
Box 62-64Add to your cart.
Folder 263-267: JR ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
5 folders, 1400 pages
Box 64-65Add to your cart.
Folder 268-269: JR or the Boy Inside ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Box 66-67Add to your cart.
Folder 270-272: JR ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
typescript, 3 folders, 500 pages
Box 67-68Add to your cart.
Folder 273-275: Rough working notesAdd to your cart.
3 folders, 750 pages
Box 68Add to your cart.
Folder 276: Rough draftAdd to your cart.
1 folder, 13 pages
Folder 277: Rough working notes (continued)Add to your cart.
1 folders, 705 pages
Folder 278: Introduction ["As submitted to NAL"]Add to your cart.
1 folder
Box 69-70Add to your cart.
Folder 279-282: JR Manuscripts IAdd to your cart.
4 folders
Box 71-72Add to your cart.
Folder 283-286: JR Manuscripts IIAdd to your cart.
4 folders
Box 73-74Add to your cart.
Folder 287-290: JR Manuscripts IIIAdd to your cart.
4 folders, 1039 pages
Box 75Add to your cart.
Folder 291: Two blank JR notepadsAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Empty plastic bags featuring Gaddis, written in German, 12 items

Includes two unidentified manuscript sheets by Gaddis.

Located in oversize.

Folder 292-293: First proof xerox mechanicalAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Box 75-76Add to your cart.
Folder 294-295: Master xerox mechanicalAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Box 76-77Add to your cart.
Folder 296-298: First proof, August 20, 1975Add to your cart.
3 folders
Box 78Add to your cart.
Folder 299-301: Printers bluesAdd to your cart.

3 folders

Artwork, 2 items

Located in oversize.

Galley proofs, 3 folders

Located in oversize.

Box 79Add to your cart.
Folder 302-303: PrelimsAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Box 80-81Add to your cart.
Folder 304-307: Xeroxes set 1Add to your cart.
4 folders
Box 82Add to your cart.
Folder 308-309: Xeroxes set 2Add to your cart.
2 folders
Box 83Add to your cart.
Folder 310-311.1: Xeroxes set 3Add to your cart.
2 folders
Folder 311.2: JR Up to DateAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 183-184Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2.a.3: Carpenter's Gothic , circa 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Contents include manuscripts, source and publishing materials.
Box 84Add to your cart.
Folder 312: Movie concept and outlineAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 313: Correspondence with Esquire, "Eleuthera"Add to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 314: Xerox ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
variously numbered, 2 folders, circa 250 pages
Box 85Add to your cart.
Folder 316: First complete draftAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 317: First draft manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Pages 120-200, 1 folder
Folder 318: Working draft xeroxAdd to your cart.
Pages 1-166, 1 folder
Box 86Add to your cart.
Folder 319: Retyped manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 320: "Original Manuscripts",Add to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 321: Scratch copy manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 87Add to your cart.
Folder 322: "Final" manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 323: EmptyAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 87-88Add to your cart.
Folder 324-325: "Out" manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
2 folders, circa 300 pages
Box 88-89Add to your cart.
Folder 326-328: That Time of YearAdd to your cart.
3 folders
Box 90Add to your cart.
Folder 329: Printer's page proofs, March 13, 1985Add to your cart.
1 folder, 130 pages
Folder 330: Correspondence, layout and design, interview, 1981-1984Add to your cart.
1 folder, circa 35 items
Box 90-91Add to your cart.
Folder 331-332: Last draft before copy readerAdd to your cart.
2 folders, 200 pages
Box 91Add to your cart.
Folder 333-334: Author's galleysAdd to your cart.
second set, 2 folders, 180 pages
Box 92Add to your cart.
Folder 335: Page proofs uncorrected set 1Add to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 336: Page proofs uncorrected set 2Add to your cart.
1 folder
Box 93Add to your cart.
Folder 337-338: Typescript final manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
2 folders, 230 pages
Folder 339: EmptyAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 94Add to your cart.
Folder 340: Printer's long galleysAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 341: Gaddis's master set of printer's long galleysAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 342: First proofs uncorrectedAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 95Add to your cart.
Folder 343: Proofs without alterationsAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 344: Page proofs (corrected set?) unmarkedAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 345: Page proofsAdd to your cart.
Gaddis's master set with his alterations and notes, 1 folder
Box 96-98Add to your cart.
Folder 346-352: Source materialAdd to your cart.
7 folders
Sub-Series 2.a.4: A Frolic of His Own, circa 1986-1994Add to your cart.
Contents include manuscripts, source and publishing materials. Contains materials relating to "Szyrk v. Village of Tatamount et al" and "Once at Antietam" which were incorporated into A Frolic of His Own.
Box 99-100Add to your cart.
Folder 353-365: Final draft with correctionsAdd to your cart.
4 folders, 640 pages
Box 100-101Add to your cart.
Folder 357-359: Galley proofsAdd to your cart.
author's set, 3 folders
Box 101-102Add to your cart.
Folder 360-362: Page proofsAdd to your cart.
author's set, 3 folders
Box 102-103Add to your cart.
Folder 363-364: Project Descriptions - Novel: Working title The Last ActAdd to your cart.
2 folders
Box 103-104Add to your cart.
Folder 365-368: "Publishers Dead Matter," xeroxAdd to your cart.
4 folders, 1000 pages
Box 104-108Add to your cart.
Folder 369-381: Working typescript with notesAdd to your cart.
13 folders, 2000 pages
Box 109Add to your cart.
Folder 382: Typescript, AAAL, 1990Add to your cart.
1 folder, 5 pages
Folder 383-385: Typescript with xerox copyAdd to your cart.
3 folders, 400 pages
Box 110Add to your cart.
Folder 386-388: Correspondence, royalties, contracts, 1982-1990Add to your cart.

3 folders

Moved to other folders

Box 110-111Add to your cart.
Folder 389-391: Last Act/Frolic final typescriptAdd to your cart.
3 folders
Box 111Add to your cart.
Folder 392: Correspondence and publicityAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 393: Antietam, fragments after Frolic excerptsAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Box 112Add to your cart.
Folder 394-395: Loose draftsAdd to your cart.

2 folders, 1500 pages

Artwork, 2 items, including envelope

Located in oversize.

Box 113Add to your cart.
Folder 396: Frolic loose drafts (c)Add to your cart.

(1 folder)

Legal documents on copyright infringement, presumably for "Once at Antietam."

Folder 397: "Legal Opinions, Sources"Add to your cart.

(1 folder)

Legal opinions and journal articles on publishing and copyright.

Box 114Add to your cart.
Folder 398: "Frolic, last clips, notes"Add to your cart.

(1 folder)

Legal opinions. Research for "Frolic."

Folder 399: Project Description for The Last ActAdd to your cart.

(1 folder)

Project description for "Frolic."

Folder 400: "Frolic to Sept 1993" notes and proofsAdd to your cart.

(1 folder)

Correspondence about upcoming "Frolic" publication, notes on the novel and legal opinions.

Folder 401: Unbound proof sheets in oversizeAdd to your cart.

(1 folder)

Empty folder to designate material moved to oversize location.

Box 115Add to your cart.
Folder 402: "Once at Antietam" a play (a)Add to your cart.

(1 folder)

First part of the manuscripts.

Folder 403: "Once at Antietam" a play (b)Add to your cart.

(1 folder)

Second part of the manuscripts

Folder 404: "Once at Antietam" a play (c) xerox copyAdd to your cart.

(1 folder)

Copy of entire mss.

Box 116Add to your cart.
Folder 405: Szyrk v. Village of TantamoutAdd to your cart.

(1 folder)

Drafts of Szyrk v. Village of Tantamount

Folder 406: Reviews and interviews 1985-93 Pop and GlowAdd to your cart.

(1 folder)

Miscellaneous correspondence, reviews, and interviews.

Sub-Series 2.a.5: Agapē Agape, 1951-1998Add to your cart.
Research, notes, and drafts for unrealized player piano project intermingled with research, notes, and drafts for Gaddis' German radio play, a version of which became Agapē Agape.
Box 117Add to your cart.
Folder 407: Early "Player" draftAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 408: "Player" scrapAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 409: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence.

Folder 410: du magazinAdd to your cart.

1 folder

German magazine with article on Gaddis.

Folder 411: Agape, AgapeAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Agape notes and manuscripts

Box 118Add to your cart.
Folder 412: "Player"Add to your cart.

1 folder

Player notes and manuscripts

Folder 413: Loose Notes 60s AgapeAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 414: "Chronology".1Add to your cart.

1 folder

Various notes, presumably on "Player" and "Agape."

Folder 415: "Chronology".2Add to your cart.

1 folder

Various notes, presumably on "Player" and "Agape."

Box 119Add to your cart.
Folder 416: "Szyrk" et al. (CH)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Clippings, notes, and legal opinions.

Folder 417: Key West correspondenceAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 418: "VI PP Loose notes Current Reading Codes"Add to your cart.

1 folder

Notes on "Player."

Folder 419: "PP Out (1950s)"Add to your cart.

1 folder

Notes on "Player."

Box 120Add to your cart.
Folder 420: Agape, Agape draftsAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 421: Piano photographAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Image of smiling people surrounding a piano

Folder 422: "Heavy BG Plutarch"Add to your cart.

1 folder

Photocopy of Plutarch's "Moralia."

Folder 423: Agape, Agape notes and clippingsAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Notes and clippings on the Player Piano

Box 121Add to your cart.
Folder 424: Agape and Rush for Second Place drafts and notesAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 425: "Clips, misc" - PianoAdd to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 426: ChronologyAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Miscellaneous author notes.

Folder 427: "PP: Heavy BG, Outlines, Sources"Add to your cart.

1 folder

Draft of "History of Player Piano."

Box 122Add to your cart.
Folder 428: "Sources, Biographies, Loose Base"Add to your cart.

1 folder

"Player" notes and clippings.

Folder 429: "The Proposals"Add to your cart.

1 folder

"Player" notes and clippings.

Folder 430: "Player Loose / Spec Clips Refs"Add to your cart.

1 folder

"Player" notes and clippings

Box 123Add to your cart.
Folder 431: Player ? notesAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Possibly notes on "Player."

Folder 432: "Archival"Add to your cart.

1 folder

"Player" notes and interview with Zolta Abadi-Nagy

Box 124Add to your cart.
Folder 433: "Player Book Rfs, Spec Notes, Dup Cut Up"Add to your cart.

1 folder

"Player" notes.

Folder 434: Torschlusspanik draft (a)Add to your cart.

1 folder

First part of draft.

Folder 435: Torschlusspanik draft (b)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Second part of draft.

Folder 436: Torschlusspanik draft (c)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Third part of draft.

Sub-Series 2.b: Short Fiction, Box 125-127, circa 1943-1957Add to your cart.
Various drafts and notes on Gaddis' short fiction, both published and unpublished. Also included is Sarah Gaddis' first published story. Consists of short stories primarily written while at Harvard and while living in Greenwich Village.
Sub-Series 2.b.1: Short FictionAdd to your cart.
Box 125Add to your cart.
Folder 437: Short fiction (a)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction.

Folder 438: Short fiction (b)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction and other writings.

Folder 439: Short fiction (c)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction.

Folder 440: "The Rehearsal"Add to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction entitled "The Rehearsal."

Folder 441: Notes and Draft of "Carthage"Add to your cart.
1 folder
Folder 442: "Ask Him Where the Princess Lives"Add to your cart.

1 folder

Copy of Sarah Gaddis' first published short story (1986). Also included is a grant from the State Department for William Gaddis' travel (1976).

Folder 443: "The Coke Finish"Add to your cart.

1 folder

Draft and notes for short story entitled "The Coke Finish."

Box 126Add to your cart.
Folder 444: Early looseAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction drafts.

Folder 445: Short fiction (d)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction, including "Dramex" and "Joe Maganec." Also clippings.

Folder 446: Short fiction (e)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction, including "A Date with and Angel" and "The Myth Remains."

Folder 447: Short fiction (f)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction.

Folder 448: Short fiction (g)Add to your cart.

1 folder

Short fiction.

Sub-Series 2.b.2: Unfinished DraftsAdd to your cart.
Various short pieces of fiction, many unpublished, as well as apparently abandoned story ideas. Drafts and handwritten loose notebooks.
Box 127Add to your cart.
Folder 449: Loose NotebooksAdd to your cart.

1 folder

Handwritten notes and ideas. Includes notes toward the epilogue for the Recognitions.

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Short fiction. Some rejection letters. Includes notes concerning the characters in the Recognitions.

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Miscellaneous notes.Includes early drafts of the Recognitions.

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Miscellaneous notes and typed ideas.

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Manuscripts of Gaddis' early attempt at a play on Marlowe.


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