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International Writers Center Archive (MSS059)

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Correspondence

Literary St. Louis

The Writer and Religion (TWAR)

The Writer in Politics (TWIP)

Dual Muse

A Temple of Texts: Fifty Literary Pillars

MetroLines

IWC Reading Series

IWC Programs

Unsolicited Manuscripts

Administrative Materials

Organizations

Subjects

Writers

Print Materials

Audio/Video

Binders

Gassiana

Photographs

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International Writers Center Archive (MSS059), 1990-2001 | MSS Manuscripts

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Title: International Writers Center Archive (MSS059), 1990-2001Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1990-2001

ID: MSS/MSS/059

Primary Creator: International Writers Center

Extent: 45.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 08/24/1998

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The International Writers Center Archive consist of materials toward IWC conferences and programs presented or co-sponsored by the IWC including The Writer in Politics, The Writer and Religion, and The Dual Muse: The Writer as Artist, the Artist as Writer; materials towards the production of Literary St. Louis: A Guide; correspondence; journals including Accent, Black Warrior, Boulevard, Ascent, Kansas Quarterly, etc.; clipping binder of IWC activities; unsolicited manuscripts; organizational materials; and various ephemera.

Collection Historical Note

The International Writers Center (IWC) was established at Washington University in October 1990 by William H. Gass “to build on the strengths of its resident and visiting faculty writers; to serve as a focal point for writing excellence in all disciplines and in all cultures; to be a directory for writers and writing programs at Washington University, in St. Louis, the United States and around the world; and to present the writer to the reader” (The Dual Muse: The Writer as Artist, the Artist as Writer). The IWC presented the International Writers Center Reading Series featuring writers such as David Foster Wallace, Michael Ondaatje, Ben Marcus, and Lydia Davis, published the St. Louis Literary Calendar, and hosted international conferences that generated the following books: The Writer in Politics (1992 conference), The Writer and Religion (1994 conference), and The Dual Muse: The Writer as Artist, the Artist as Writer (2 books; 1997 conference).  In addition, with the assistance of Associate Director Lorin Cuoco, the IWC produced Literary St. Louis: A Guide (2000). Gass retired from the IWC in 2001 and it was reimagined as The Center for the Humanities under the directorship of Gerald Early in 2003.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Some restrictions. Please contact Modern Literature Curator for more details.

Use Restrictions:

Some restrictions. Please contact Modern Literature Curator for more details.

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

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 22923. Gift of Arts in Transit, August 24, 1998.

Accession number 22930. Gift of the International Writers Center, 1999.

Accession number 2012.017. Gift of the Center for Humanities, May 1, 2012.

Related Materials: See also MSS051 William H. Gass Papers and MSS152 Lorin Cuoco Papers

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


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Literary St. Louis],
[Series 3: The Writer and Religion (TWAR)],
[Series 4: The Writer in Politics (TWIP)],
[Series 5: Dual Muse],
[Series 6: A Temple of Texts: Fifty Literary Pillars],
[Series 7: MetroLines],
[Series 8: IWC Reading Series],
[Series 9: IWC Programs],
[Series 10: Unsolicited Manuscripts],
[Series 11: Administrative Materials],
[Series 12: Organizations],
[Series 13: Subjects],
[Series 14: Writers],
[Series 15: Print Materials],
[Series 16: Audio/Video],
[Series 17: Binders],
[Series 18: Gassiana],
[Series 19: Photographs],
[Series 20: Oversized],
[Series 21: Restricted],
[All]

Series 2: Literary St. LouisAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Research MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Akins, Zoe (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Akins, Zoe (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Benson, SallyAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Bornstein, HeinrichAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Brodkey, Harold (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brodkey, Harold (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Brodkey, Harold (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes 3 photos.
Folder 3: Brown, William WellsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Burroughs, William (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Burroughs, William (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chopin, Kate (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Chopin, Kate (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chopin, Kate (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Churchill, WinstonAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Cook, FannieAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: De Smet, Pierre JeanAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Dreiser, TheodoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Eliot, William Greenleaf (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Eliot, William Greenleaf (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Elkin, Stanley (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Elkin, Stanley (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Elkin, Stanley (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Eliot, T. S. (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Eliot, T. S. (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Eliot, T. S. (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Field, Eugene (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Field, Eugene (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Field, KateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Gardner, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Gellhorn, Martha (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Gellhorn, Martha (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Grant, Ulysses S.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hahn, EmilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Harris, WilliamAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Himes, Chester (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Himes, Chester (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Hurst, Fannie (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hurst, Fannie (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lindbergh, CharlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Inge, William (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Inge, William (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Johns, Orrick (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Johns, Orrick (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Johnson, Josephine (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Johnson, Josephine (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Lindsay, Vachel (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Lindsay, Vachel (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Lovejoy, ElijahAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: McLuhan, MarshallAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Metcalf, PaulAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Moore, MarianneAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: More, Paul Elmer (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: More, Paul Elmer (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Morris, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Neihardt, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Nemerov, Howard (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Nemerov, Howard (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes a hand written note from Margaret "Peggy" Nemerov to Prof. Gass
Folder 6: Niebuhr, ReinholdAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Pennell, Joseph StanleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Pulitzer, JosephAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Reedy, William Marion (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Reedy, William Marion (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Rombauer, IrmaAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Schurz, CarlAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Seifert, ShirleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Sherman, William T.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Taylor, PeterAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Teasdale, Sara (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Teasdale, Sara (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Teasdale, Sara (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Thompson, KayAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Twain, Mark (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Twain, Mark (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Urdang, ConstanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Williams, Tennessee (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Williams, Tennessee (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Williams, Tennessee (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Wolfe, ThomasAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Worth, PatienceAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Images - People (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Photocopied images of people and sometimes the places related to them. Includes: Zoe Akins; Sally Benson; Henry Boernstein; Harold Brodkey; William Wells Brown; William S. Burroughs; Kate Chopin; Winston Churchill; Fannie Cook; Theodore Dreiser; William Greenleaf Eliot; T. S. Eliot; Stanley Elkin; Eugene Field; Kate Field; Martha Gellhorn; Ulysses S. Grant; Emily Hahn; William Harris; Chester Himes; Fannie Hurst; William Inge; Orrick Johns; Josephine Johnson; Charles Lindbergh; Elijah Lovejoy
Folder 2: Images - People (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Photocopied images of people and sometimes the places related to them. Includes: Marshall McLuhan; Paul Elmer More; John Morris; John Neihardt; Joseph Stanley Pennell; Emil and Edward Preetorius, Carl Schurz; Joseph Pulitzer; William Marion Reedy; Irma Rombauer; Shirley Seifert; William T. Sherman; Peter Taylor; Sara Teasdale; Kay Thompson; Mark Twain; Constance Urdang; Tennessee Williams; Thomas Wolfe
Folder 3: LocationsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Materials toward Literary St. LouisAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Copyright Permissions for Images (1 of 4)Add to your cart.
Included corrospondence relating to copyright permissions for images used by IWC: Neihardt Trust; Beinecke Library (Yale University); Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Princeton University Library; National Park Service; A. G. Edwards and Sons; John Burroughs School; Donald Finkel; St. Louis Magazine; St. Louis Mercantile Library; Steven Rowan; Sisters of Notre Dame (St. Louis); Steven and Marilyn Teitelbaum; Ursuline Academy; Washington University
Folder 5: Copyright Permissions for Images (2 of 4)Add to your cart.
Included corrospondence relating to copyright permissions for images used by IWC: Jeff and Loretta Rombauer; Kansas State Historical Society; Corrine McLuhan; Library of Congress; E. Robert Eastin; Houghton Library (Harvard University)
Folder 6: Copyright Permissions for Images (3 of 4)Add to your cart.
Included corrospondence relating to copyright permissions for images used by IWC: Washington University Archives; Pack Memorial Library; Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center; Lilly Library; University of North Carolina (Braden-Hatchett Thomas Wolfe Collection); West Virginia State Archives; Ethan Becker
Folder 7: Copyright Permissions for Images (4 of 4)Add to your cart.
Included corrospondence relating to copyright permissions for images used by IWC: Ohio State University Libraries; Dartmouth College Library; The Denver Public Library; University of Oregon Special Collections; Estate of Josephine Johnson
Folder 8: PermissionsAdd to your cart.
Includes permission letters for reprinting works by various authors.
Folder 9: Photos (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes two handwritten notes and photos and negatives relating to: Downtown [St. Louis]; University City; Zoe Adkins; Sally Benson; Henry Boernstein; Harold Brodkey; William Wells Brown; William S. Burroughs; Kate Chopin; Winston Churchill; Fannie Cook; Theodore Dreiser
Folder 10: Photos (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes photos relating to: Eliot Family; T. S. Eliot; Stanley Elkin; Eugene Field; Kate Field; Martha Gellhorn; Ulysess S. Grant; William T. Harris; Emily Hahn; Chester Himes; Fannie Hurst; William Inge; Orrick Johns; Josephine Johnson; Charles Lindbergh; Elijah Lovejoy; Marshall McLuhan
Folder 11: Photos (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes photos relating to: Marianne Moore; Paul Elmer More; John Morris; Howard Nemerov; Joseph Stanley Pennell; Emil Preetorius, Edward Preetorius, and Carl Schurz; Joseph Pulitzer; William Marion Reedy; Irma Rombauer; Shirley Seifert; William T. Sherman; Peter Taylor; Sara Teasdale; Kay Thompson; Mark Twain; Constance Urdang; Tennessee Williams; Thomas Wolfe; Patience Worth
Folder 12: Miscellaneous Literary St. Louis Images (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes photocopies of images, and some photos and negatives. Includes: Downtown [St. Louis]; Forest Park
Folder 13: Miscellaneous Literary St. Louis Images (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes photocopies of images. Includes:  Sally Benson; Eugene Field; Kate Field; Elijah Lovejoy; William Marion Reedy; Sara Teasdale; Thomas Wolfe.
Folder 14: Literary St. Louis Miscellany (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Literary St. Louis Miscellany (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Literary St. Louis GuidesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Literary St. Louis Guides - Literary MapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Literary St. Louis Guides - MapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Literary St. Louis, MOAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Visitors to St. Louis - Downtown (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes drafts of "Downtown" section of Literary St. Louis
Folder 21: Visitors to St. Louis - Downtown (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Visitors to St. Louis (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes research on the St. Louis visits of: Walt Whitman, William Thackeray, Francis Parkman, and Charles Dickens.
Folder 23: Visitors to St. Louis (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes research on the St. Louis visits of: Carl Sandburg and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Also includes some other miscellaneous research on non-St. Louis writers visiting St. Louis.
Folder 24: Neighborhoods (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes research on different neighborhoods in St. Louis: Central West End, Midtown, and Forest Park.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Neighborhoods (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes research on: St. Louis, University City, the Mississippi River and Harry James Cargas. A single page draft on the Outer Limits of St. Louis is also included.
Folder 2: General (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes research on 1904 Worlds Fair
Folder 3: General (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes research on the Wednesday Club, booklet on first 100 years of Wednesday Club, booklet on the Chatillon-DeMenil House, and some pamphlets.
Folder 4: Mercantile LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: MHS CollectionsAdd to your cart.
Includes reseach materials from: MHS [Missouri Historical Society] Objects; MHS [Missouri Historical Society] Archives; and a bibliography of research materials from Jordan Baker
Folder 6: Washington UniversityAdd to your cart.
Includes: Special Collections
Folder 7: Ethical SocietyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: St. Louis NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Literary St. LouisAdd to your cart.
Includes: Literary St. Louis Miscellany; William Gass Literary St. Louis Checklist with Edits
Folder 10: MHS (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Includes: 17 (4x5 inch) negatives [these were originally in the white envelope labled "Caution Original Art Do Not Bend"]; various license agreements from Missouri Historical Societ (MHS)
Folder 11: MHS (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: First Book Signing for Literary St. Louis - Left BankAdd to your cart.
Includes 10 photos printed in color on paper of book signing at Left Bank [Books]
Folder 13: Seeking St. Louis - Jan Castro (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes: University of Missouri Press catalog (2000) [Both Seeking St. Louis and Literary St. Louis are advertised]; Jan Castro selections for her portion of Seeking St. Louis organized into time periods: 1942-1954; 1955-1964; 1965-1974; 1975-1984; 1985-1996
Folder 14: Seeking St. Louis - Jan Castro (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes: Jan Castro selections for her portion of Seeking St. Louis organized into time periods: 1955-1964; 1965-1974; 1975-1984
Folder 15: Seeking St. Louis - Jan Castro (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes: Jan Castro selections for her portion of Seeking St. Louis organized into time periods: 1985-1996
Folder 16: Section Drafts (1 of 5)Add to your cart.
Includes drafts of: Frontmatter; Chronology; St. Louis [Downtown]; Elijah Lovejoy
Folder 17: Section Drafts (2 of 5)Add to your cart.
Includes drafts of: William Wells Brown; the Eliots; Kate Field; Ulysses S. Grant; William T. Sherman; Heinrich Bornstein; Carl Schurz; Joseph Pulitzer; William T. Harris/ Niebuhr; Mark Twain; Eugene Field; William Marion Reedy; Theodore Dreiser
Folder 18: Section Drafts (3 of 5)Add to your cart.
Includes drafts of: Zoe Akins; Paul Elmer More; Winston Churchill; Irma Rombauer; Joseph Stanley Pennell; Martha Gellhorn; Sara Teasale; Orrick Johns; Fannie Hurst; Patience Worth; St. Louis - Midtown
Folder 19: Section Drafts (4 of 5)Add to your cart.
Includes drafts of: Marshall McLuhan; CWE [Central West End]/Forest Park; Kate Chopin; T. S. Eliot; Thomas Wolfe; Sally Benson; Emily Hahn; Kay Thompson (NOTE: Kay Thompson cassette tape transferred to IWCA cassette tape box); Chester Himes; William Burroughs; Peter Taylor; University City
Folder 20: Section Drafts (5 of 5)Add to your cart.
Includes drafts of: Fannie Cook; Tennessee Williams; William Inge; John Neihardt; Harold Brodkey; John Gardner; John Morris; Constance Urdang; Stanley Elkin; Howard Nemerov; Outer Limits; Marianne Moore; Shirley Seifert; Charles Lindbergh; Josephine Johnson; Bibliography; Back Matter; Index
Folder 21: First Tour - Designed by Mira TannaAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Earliest EntriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Early PrintoutAdd to your cart.
Includes early printout of Literary St. Louis: title pages; title page verso; table of contents; Preface & Acknowledgments (by Lorin Cuoco); St. Louis Literary Chronology
Folder 3: Very Late VersionAdd to your cart.
Some printed and edited pages from Literary St. Louis
Folder 4: Notes on Abandoned Idea for Reordering BookAdd to your cart.
Original folder had written on it "Notes for Possibly Reordering of Book to Reflect Maps - Idea Abandoned, Thank God"
Folder 5: DesignAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: St. Louis Post Dispatch SeriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Gass Literary St. Louis PhotosAdd to your cart.
Includes negatives of photos presumably taken by William Gass
Folder 8: Page Proofs - Digital BluelineAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Page Proofs - CoverAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Page Proofs - Corrected Pages from 7th PrintoutAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Page Proofs - 1st PrintoutAdd to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 12: Page Proofs - 2nd PrintoutAdd to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 13: Page Proofs - 3rd PrintoutAdd to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 14: Page Proofs - 4th PrintoutAdd to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 15: Page Proofs - 5th PrintoutAdd to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 16: Page Proofs - 6th PrintoutAdd to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 17: Page Proofs - 7th PrintoutAdd to your cart.
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Folder 18: Page Proofs - Final Edited Proofs of MHS Designer Robyn MorganAdd to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 19: Page Proofs - Copyedited Page Proofs from MHS delivered June 1, 14, 19Add to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 20: Page ProofsAdd to your cart.
Oversized
Folder 21: Writers Not in Literary St. Louis (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes material on authors who were not included in Literary St. Louis: Max Dimont; Nelson Algren; Edgar Lee Masters; Martin Quigley; Jay Landesman; James W. Lumpp; George Washington Carver; James Langston Hughes; James Tate
Folder 22: Writers Not in Literary St. Louis (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes material on authors who were not included in Literary St. Louis: William Stafford; Harold Bell Wright; Missouri [has information on Clyde Brion Davis, Rose O'Neill, and Leonard Hall as well as generic information on Missouri's literary figures]; Peter Richard Kenrick; Max Dimont; Julia Davis; Bill Mauldin; Laura Inglles Wilder; Brian Coffey; Kay Boyle; Bus Tour [a postcard promoting a Literary St. Louis Bus Tour given by William Gass and Lorin Cuoco on March 28, 1998]
Folder 23: Writers Not in Literary St. Louis (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
Includes material on authors who were not included in Literary St. Louis: Joseph Pennell; Irene Hunt; Marguerite Henry; John Madson; Abraham Lincoln
Folder 24: MHS Literary St. Louis (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
LSTL Letters / LSL Errata
Folder 25: MHS Literary St. Louis (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Literary St. Louis / MHS Contract

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Literary St. Louis],
[Series 3: The Writer and Religion (TWAR)],
[Series 4: The Writer in Politics (TWIP)],
[Series 5: Dual Muse],
[Series 6: A Temple of Texts: Fifty Literary Pillars],
[Series 7: MetroLines],
[Series 8: IWC Reading Series],
[Series 9: IWC Programs],
[Series 10: Unsolicited Manuscripts],
[Series 11: Administrative Materials],
[Series 12: Organizations],
[Series 13: Subjects],
[Series 14: Writers],
[Series 15: Print Materials],
[Series 16: Audio/Video],
[Series 17: Binders],
[Series 18: Gassiana],
[Series 19: Photographs],
[Series 20: Oversized],
[Series 21: Restricted],
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