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Raymond Federman Papers

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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Correspondence

Manuscripts

Material Toward Books

Professional Projects

Teaching

Samuel Beckett Research Material

Personal Papers

Works by Others

Ephemera

Audiovisual

Printed Material

Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)



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Raymond Federman Papers, 1941-2010 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Raymond Federman Papers, 1941-2010Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1941-2010

ID: MS/MS/ms044

Primary Creator: Federman, Raymond, 1928-2009

Extent: 266.0 Boxes

Languages: English, Croatian, German, Finnish, Slovenian, French, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Italian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Raymond Federman Collection includes extensive draft and proof materials toward Federman's books including Double or Nothing, Amer Eldorado, Aunt Rachel's Fur, and Shhh. Also, materials relating to his critical work on Samuel Beckett, short stories, poems, essays, extensive correspondence, unpublished works, reel-to-reel audio recordings, student dissertations and teaching materials, clippings and other ephemera, photographs, and born digital materials.

Collection Historical Note

Raymond Federman (May 15, 1928 – October 6, 2009) was a French–American novelist and academic, known also for poetry, essays, translations, and criticism. He was a writer in the experimental style, one that sought to deconstruct traditional prose. This type of writing is quite prevalent in his book Double or Nothing, in which the linear narrative of the story has been broken down and restructured so as to be nearly incoherent. Words are also often arranged on pages to resemble images or to suggest repetitious themes.

Federman was born in Montrouge, France, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1947. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan from 1951 to 1954, he studied at Columbia University under the G.I. Bill, graduating in 1957. He did his graduate studies at U.C.L.A., receiving his M.A. in 1958, and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 1963, with his doctoral dissertation on Samuel Beckett.

He taught in the French Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1959 to 1964, and in the French Department at The State University of New York at Buffalo from 1964 to 1973, and as a fiction writer in the English Department at SUNY-Buffalo from 1973 to 1999. He was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor in 1990, and in 1992, appointed to the Melodia E. Jones Chair of Literature, where he served until retiring in July 1999. In 2000, he was appointed as Distinguished Emeritus Professor.

Federman died of cancer at the age of 81 and in May 2010, his final new English novel, SHHH: The Story of a Childhood, was released by Starcherone Press.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

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

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.)

Technical Access Note: The library cannot provide access to all born-digital materials due to lack of required hardware/software. Requests for born-digtial material may require advanced notice. Please contact Special Collections for more details.

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 2096. Purchased from Raymond Federman, 1997

Accession number 2013.033. Purchased from Lame Duck Books, November 13, 2013

Accession number MSS2017-028. Purchase from Erica Federman, September 11, 2017

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

Finding Aid Revision History: Edited on 8/15/2018 by Elizabeth Winter under the supervision of Robert Manley


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books],
[Series 4: Professional Projects],
[Series 5: Teaching],
[Series 6: Samuel Beckett Research Material],
[Series 7: Personal Papers],
[Series 8: Works by Others],
[Series 9: Ephemera],
[Series 10: Audiovisual],
[Series 11: Printed Material],
[Series 12: Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)],
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Series 7: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Personal Papers consists of artwork, awards, calendars, contacts/addresses, curriculum vitae, education materials, financial information, genelogical information, identifications, literary files, medical information, military information, photographs, etc. Financial and medical information is restricted. Please contact Curator for more information.
Box 221Add to your cart.
Folder 2-3: ArtworkAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Šuvaković, MiškoAdd to your cart.
"Realism Antirealism," 3 items and "Letter to a Friend in Despair," 1 item
Item 2: Sketches by unidentified artistsAdd to your cart.
21 items. One sketch located in oversized box
Folder 4-5: AwardsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: American Book Award for Smiles on Washington Square, 1986Add to your cart.
Also consists of correspondence, programs, and admission tickets
Item 2: Erie County Legislature Memorial Resolution in Remembrance of Raymond Federman, 2009Add to your cart.
Item 3: Républic Française Ministère de L'Éduction Nationale, de L'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de L'Insertion Professionnelle Palmes Académiques Le Premier Ministre, a Nommé Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6-8: CalendarsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Appointment calendar, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Appointment calendar, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Wall calendar, 1992Add to your cart.
Features photograph of Federman in September. Located in oversized box
Folder 9-10: Catalog of Manuscripts/Papers/Correspondence/Miscellany, 1995-1996; 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Compiled by Raymond Federman
Box 222Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ContactsAdd to your cart.
Consists of addresses and email addresses
Folder 2-8: Curriculum Vitae and Biographical InformationAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Contemporary AuthorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Who's WhoAdd to your cart.
Folder 4-5: Curriculum Vitae, No dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Curriculum Vitae, circa 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Curriculum Vitae, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Curriculum Vitae, circa 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9-11: EducationAdd to your cart.
Continued in Box 223.
Folder 9: Columbia University report cards and transcript, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 10: Detroit Northern University report cards, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 11: French 201Add to your cart.
Consists of notes and class examinations
Box 223Add to your cart.
Folder 1-8: EducationAdd to your cart.
Continued from Box 222.
Folder 1: French 235 - Literary ResearchAdd to your cart.
Consists of notes
Folder 2-3: G.S. English 43 and G.S. English 44 with Babette DeutschAdd to your cart.
Consists of class handouts with notes by Federman and an essay, "Leda and the Swan: W.B. Yeats"
Folder 4-6: Miscellaneous Class NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Theories of New FictionAdd to your cart.
Consists of notes
Folder 8: Washington College Honorary Doctor of Letters degree, 2009Add to your cart.
Also includes diploma, citation, correspondence, and photocopied photographs. Diploma located in Box 265
Folder 9: FinancialAdd to your cart.

Consists of paycheck stubs, invoices, receipts, etc.

RESTRICTED: Needs to be reviewed for possible redaction before access is granted. Located in Box 266

Folder 10: Genealogical InformationAdd to your cart.
Includes Epstein and Federman family trees, etc.
Box 224Add to your cart.
Folder 1: HolocaustAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence relating to Federman's search for records of his parents and sisters whereabouts during the Holocaust as well as photocopies of original documents.
Folder 2: IdentificationAdd to your cart.
Includes the following identifications: Mairie de Montrouge (1947); Fédération Française de Natation, Amicale de Natation cards, 1941, 1945-1946 (4 items); University of Cambridge library card (1966); and passport photocopy
Folder 3: Index of Archive DisksAdd to your cart.
Folder 4-20: Literary FilesAdd to your cart.

Consists of correspondence, notes, royalty statements, clippings, and contract files with various publishers as Erica Federman serving as Federman's literary agent. Additional contracts may also be located with individual books within Series III. Material Toward Books. See also Series I. Correspondence.

Continued in Box 225 and Box 226.

Folder 4: Actes Sud, 1990Add to your cart.
9 items
Folder 5: Appleton-Century-Crofts/New Century, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
9 items
Folder 6: Arteria Publishing, 2002Add to your cart.
6 items
Folder 7: Aufbau-Verlag Berlin Und Weimar, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 8: Big Apple Tuttle- Mori Agency, 1990-2006Add to your cart.
14 items
Folder 9: Can Yayinlari, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
9 items
Folder 10: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1990Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 11: Casa Editrice Marietti, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
35 items
Folder 12: Delfini Publishers, 1994-1997Add to your cart.
25 items
Folder 13: DerHörVerlag GmbH, 1998Add to your cart.
31 items
Folder 14: Les Editions Circé, 1989-2006Add to your cart.
49 items
Folder 15: Editions Isele, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
30 items
Folder 16: Editura Paralela 45, 2003Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 17: Eichborn Verlag, 1989-2005Add to your cart.
17 items
Folder 18: Faber & Faber, 1996-2000Add to your cart.
31 items
Folder 19: Follett Publishing Company, 1970Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 20: Grandi & Vitali, 1992-1996Add to your cart.
72 items
Box 225Add to your cart.
Folder 1-24: Literary FilesAdd to your cart.
Continued from Box 224. Continued in Box 225.
Folder 1: Greno Verlag GmbH, 1986-1990Add to your cart.
70 items
Folder 2: Guilo Einaudi Editore, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
6 items
Folder 3: Herbach & Haase, 2003Add to your cart.
2 items
Folder 4: Hon-No-Tomosha, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
10 items
Folder 5: Image Kitabevi Yayinlari, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
5 items
Folder 6: Indiana University, 1984-1991Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 7: Irvington Publishers, Inc., 1976-1993Add to your cart.
11 items
Folder 8: Japan Uni Agency, 1993Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 9: Kellner, 1989-1995Add to your cart.
20 items
Folder 10: MaroVerlag, 1992-1996Add to your cart.
17 items
Folder 11: Monitin Publishers, 1983Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 12: Motovun Tokyo, 1996Add to your cart.
5 items
Folder 13: Ohio University Press, 1980-1998Add to your cart.
26 items
Folder 14: Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
5 items
Folder 15: Rogner & Bernhard, 1997-2005Add to your cart.
24 items
Folder 16: Rose des Vents - Suiseisha, 1999Add to your cart.
4 items
Folder 17: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, 1990Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 18: Serpent's Tail, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
10 items
Folder 19: Spóldzielnia Pracy Wydawców POMORZE, 1984-1991Add to your cart.
19 items
Folder 20: State University of New York Press, 1992-1999Add to your cart.

29 items

Restricted material removed. Located in Box 266

Folder 21: Sun & Moon Press, 1991-1998Add to your cart.
13 items
Folder 22: Theater Forum Kölm, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
16 items
Folder 23: Théâtre Octobre, 2007-2010Add to your cart.
98 items
Folder 24: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1987-1993Add to your cart.
34 items
Box 226Add to your cart.
Folder 1-4: Literary FilesAdd to your cart.
Continued from Box 224 and Box 225.
Folder 1: Univers Publishing House, 1997-2000Add to your cart.
11 items
Folder 2: The University of Alabama Press, 2007Add to your cart.
3 items
Folder 3: Verlag Philipp Reclam Jun. Leipzig, 1989Add to your cart.
5 items
Folder 4: Weidler Buchverlag Berlin, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
13 items
Folder 5: MedicalAdd to your cart.

Consists of medical statements, lab service requests, etc.

RESTRICTED: Needs to be reviewed for possible redaction before access is granted. Located in Box 266

Folder 6: MilitaryAdd to your cart.
Consists of a photocopy of Federman's Selective Service System Registration Card, 1948.
Folder 7: PinAdd to your cart.
Consists of a Hayes 45 pin
Folder 8-18: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: A Samuel Beckett Exhibition of Photographs on Loan from Reading University Library, 1974Add to your cart.
Exhibited at the Lockwood Memorial Library, State University of New York at Buffalo. 5x7 black and white photographs, 33 items
Folder 9: The Voice in the Closet stage adaptation (Heidelberg), 1996Add to your cart.
8 items, Color, 4x6"
Folder 10: William H. Gass teaching at Washington UniversityAdd to your cart.
Photograph by Herb Weitman. Black and white, 8 x10"
Folder 11: Raymond Federman (* 1928 Paris)Add to your cart.
Photograph of illustration by Dirk Görtler with postcard. 4.5x7" color. 2 items.
Folder 12: Raymond Federman with Rita Dove, University of Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series, 1995: October 11Add to your cart.
Color, 4.5 x 6.5"
Folder 13: Raymond FedermanAdd to your cart.
Various photographs of Raymond Federman: Color, 3 x 5" (2 items); black and white contact sheets, 9 x12" (3 items); black and white, 12 x 16" (1 item), and black and white, 11.5 x 16.5" (1 item). All items except color 3 x 5" located in Box 265
Folder 14: Photocopies of Raymond Federman photographsAdd to your cart.
Black and white, 5 items
Folder 15: Photocopies of Raymond Federman with others photographsAdd to your cart.
Black and white (7 items), Color (29 items)
Folder 16: O.J. SimpsonAdd to your cart.
Black and white, 8X10"
Folder 17: John Wadleigh, Thaddeus Wadleigh, and Cassandra WadleighAdd to your cart.
Black and white, 3 x 4" (4 items)
Folder 18: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
11 photographs, 6 negatives
Folder 18.1: Simone FedermanAdd to your cart.
Black and white, 7 X 9.5"

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books],
[Series 4: Professional Projects],
[Series 5: Teaching],
[Series 6: Samuel Beckett Research Material],
[Series 7: Personal Papers],
[Series 8: Works by Others],
[Series 9: Ephemera],
[Series 10: Audiovisual],
[Series 11: Printed Material],
[Series 12: Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)],
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