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International Writers Center Archive (MSS059)

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Scope and Contents

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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

Oversized

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

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Collection Overview

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


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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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Series 9: IWC ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Coover 10-20-1991 / Tess Gallagher / IWC at Duff's / Young Writers / Wole Soyinka - ASA
Folder 2: 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Adam Zagajewski
Folder 3: 1992-1993Add to your cart.
April Fools Revue / Australia Week 1992 - Hospital / Lift Benefit 9-30-1992 / Open Mike Night / Tatyana Tolstaya 3-17-1993 / 3-20-1993 Poetry Symposium / Lo Ch'ing 4-26-1993 / Ulysses Marathon 6-16-1993
Folder 4: 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Bloomsday 1994 / Australia Week 1993 / Rushdie Read-In 2-14-1994 / Merton Symposium
Folder 5: 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Bloomsday 1995 / Ethan Bumas 5-8-1995 / Gass Reading 2-26-1995
Folder 6: 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Bloomsday 1996 / OTSL Symposium 1995
Folder 7: 1996-1997 (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Ken Saro-Wiwa 11-7-1996 / Bloomsday 1997 / OTSL Transformations 1997
Folder 8: 1996-1997 (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Poetics as Usual 11-4-1996 / David Malouf
Folder 9: 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Americans in Paris / Susan Barron 9-9-1998 / Andrei Makine 11-3-1998 / April Fools Revue 9-3-1999
Folder 10: BloomsdayAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: 2000 ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Cultural Celebrations 2-13-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Day of Readings 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Literary TourAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: ReceptionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: The Writer In PoliticsAdd to your cart.
New Letters - WIP / TWIP Grants/Registration
Folder 17: Writers Harvest (1 of 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Writers Harvest (2 of 2)Add to your cart.
Writers Harvest / Writers Harvest 1996
Folder 19: IWC: A Decade ExhibitAdd to your cart.

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]


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