William Gaddis Papers 1902-1998
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      Title
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II. Fiction [series]:
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II.a. Novels
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II.a.1. The Recognitions (ca. 6 linear feet)   
Scope: Original bookseller's inventory box and folder indicator was 1a.1-4b; 24a-24b


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Sheri Martinelli correspondence and clippings, ca. 1947-1955 (1 folder)
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Ducdame mss., typescript and holograph in pencil (1 folder, 100 pp.)
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Undated, untitled mss. (1 folder, 5 pp.)   
Scope: Early draft outline for the Recoginitions.


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Blague mss. (1 folder)
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J'm'amuse...senesement mss., holograph (1 folder, 42 pp.)
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Blague mss. (1 folder, 71 pp.)
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Harcourt text editors comments, typescript and holograph, ca. 1953-1954 (1 folder, 55 pp.)
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Le Chemin des Anes typescript (1 folder, 12 pp.)
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Two copies of New World Writing containing Le Chemin des Anes (1 folder)
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Reading notes, drafts, etc. (1 folder, 300 pp.)
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Reading notes, ca. 1947-1948 (1 folder)
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Reviews and notices (3 folders, 175 pp.)
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Italian translation (1 folder)
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Newspapers clippings, ca. 1954-1955 (2 folders, ca. 100 items)
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Rough draft mss. (1 folder, 2200 pp.)
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Reviews (1 folder)
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Rough draft mss. (6 folders, 2200 pp.)
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Final mss. (4 folders, 2200 pp.)
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Page proofs, ca. 1955 (2 folders)
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Long galley proofs, printer'e mechanicals, art for title page (1 folder)
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Bound page proofs (2 folders)
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Page proofs - incomplete? (1 folder)
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Page proofs, 1955 (1 folder)
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Page proofs (2 folders)
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Miscellaneous correspondence (1 folder)
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Reviews, 1955 (2 folders)
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Corrections for the Meridian (1 folder)
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General correspondence (3 folders)
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General correspondence - criticism (4 folders)
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General correspondence (1 folder)
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Commonplace book "Panama" (1 folder)
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Record notebook on the Recognitions (1 folder)
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Spain notebook, 1945/50 (1 folder)
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Photocopies (1 folder)
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II.a.2. JR (ca. 10.5 linear feet)   
Scope: Original bookseller's inventory box and folder indicator was 5a-10d


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JR mss. (4 folders, 2500 pp.)
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Notes on JR (1 folder)
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JR mss. (6 folders, 2500 pp.)
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JR mss. (2 folders, 250 pp.)
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JR mss. (5 folders, 1400 pp.)
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JR or the Boy Inside mss. (2 folders)
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JR mss., typescript (3 folders, 500 pp.)
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Rough working notes (3 folders, 750 pp.)
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Rough draft (1 folder, 13 pp.)
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Rough working notes (continued) (1 folders, 705 pp.)
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Introduction ["As submitted to NAL"] (1 folder)
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JR mss. I (4 folders)
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JR mss. II (4 folders)
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JR mss. III (4 folders, 1039 pp.)
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Two blank JR notepads (1 folder)
 
Empty plastic bags featuring Gaddis, written in German (12 items)   
Scope: Includes two unidentified manuscript sheets by Gaddis.


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First proof xerox mechanical (2 folders)
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Master xerox mechanical (2 folders)
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First proof, August 20, 1975 (3 folders)
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Printers blues (3 folders)
 
Artwork (2 items)   
Scope: Located in oversize.


 
Galley proofs (3 folders)   
Scope: Located in oversize.


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Prelims (2 folders)
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Xeroxes set 1 (4 folders)
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Xeroxes set 2 (2 folders)
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Xeroxes set 3 (2 folders)
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JR Up to Date (1 folder)
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II.a.3. Carpenter's Gothic (ca. 5 linear feet)   
Scope: Original bookseller's inventory box and folder indicator was 10d-13f


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Movie concept and outline (1 folder)
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Correspondence with Esquire, "Eleuthera" (1 folder)
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Xerox mss., variously numbered (2 folders, ca. 250 pp.)
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First complete draft (1 folder)
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First draft mss., pp. 120-200 (1 folder)
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Working draft xerox, pp. 1-166 (1 folder)
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Retyped mss. (1 folder)
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"Original mss." (1 folder)
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Scratch copy mss. (1 folder)
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"Final" mss. (1 folder)
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Empty (1 folder)
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"Out" mss. (2 folders, ca. 300 pp.)
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That Time of Year (3 folders)
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Printer's page proofs, March 13, 1985 (1 folder, 130 pp.)
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Correspondence, layout and design, interview, 1981-1984 (1 folder, ca. 35 items)
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Last draft before copy reader (2 folders, 200 pp.)
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Author's galleys, second set (2 folders, 180 pp.)
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Page proofs uncorrected set 1 (1 folder)
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Page proofs uncorrected set 2 (1 folder)
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Typescript final mss. (2 folders, 230 pp.)
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Empty (1 folder)
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Printer's long galleys (1 folder)
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Gaddis's master set of printer's long galleys (1 folder)
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First proofs uncorrected (1 folder)
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Proofs without alterations (1 folder)
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Page proofs (corrected set?) unmarked (1 folder)
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Page proofs, Gaddis's master set with his alterations and notes (1 folder)
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Source material (7 folders)
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II.a.4. A Frolic of His Own (ca. 5.5 linear feet)   
Scope: Original bookseller's inventory box and folder indicator was 14a-16e


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Final draft with corrections (4 folders, 640 pp.)
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Galley proofs, author's set (3 folders)
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Page proofs, author's set (3 folders)
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Project Descriptions - Novel: Working title The Last Act (2 folders)
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"Publishers Dead Matter," xerox (4 folders, 1000 pp.)
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Working typescript with notes (13 folders, 2000 pp.)
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Typescript, AAAL 1990 (1 folder, 5 pp.)
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Typescript with xerox copy (3 folders, 400 pp.)
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Correspondence, royalties, contracts, 1982-1990 (3 folders)   
Scope: Moved to other folders.


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Last Act/Frolic final typescript (3 folders)
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Correspondence and publicity (1 folder)
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Antietam, fragments after Frolic excerpts (1 folder)
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Loose drafts (2 folders, 1500 pp.)
 
Artwork (2 items, including envelope)   
Scope: Located in oversize.


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Background and Drafts for "A Frolic of His Own" (6 folders)   
Scope: Background material on "A Frolic of His Own," including legal rulings and newspaper clippings. Some drafts and notes.


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Frolic loose drafts (c) (1 folder)   
Scope: Legal documents on copyright infringement, presumably for "Once at Antietam."


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"Legal Opinions, Sources" (1 folder)   
Scope: Legal opinions and journal articles on publishing and copyright.


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"Frolic, last clips, notes" (1 folder)   
Scope: Legal opinions. Research for "Frolic."


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Project Description for The Last Act (1 folder)   
Scope: Project description for "Frolic."


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"Frolic to Sept 1993" notes and proofs (1 folder)   
Scope: Correspondence about upcoming "Frolic" publication, notes on the novel and legal opinions.


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Unbound proof sheets in oversize (1 folder)   
Scope: Empty folder to designate material moved to oversize location.


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"Once at Antietam" a play (a) (3 folders)   
Scope: Draft of "Once at Antietam," a play. This text results from Gaddis' work on "A Frolic of His Own."


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"Once at Antietam" a play (a) (1 folder)   
Scope: First part of the mss.


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"Once at Antietam" a play (b) (1 folder)   
Scope: Second part of the mss.


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"Once at Antietam" a play (c) xerox copy (1 folder)   
Scope: Copy of entire mss.


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Szyrk v. Village of Tantamout (2 folders)   
Scope: Drafts of "Szyrk v. Village of Tantamount," as well as reviews and interviews 1985-93.


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Szyrk v. Village of Tantamout (1 folder)   
Scope: Drafts of Szyrk v. Village of Tantamount.


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Reviews and interviews 1985-93 Pop and Glow (1 folder)   
Scope: Miscellaneous correspondence, reviews, and interviews.


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II.a.5. Agapé Agape (ca. 2.5 linear feet)   
Scope: 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 "Agape, Agape."


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Early "Player" draft (1 folder)   
Scope:


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"Player" scrap (1 folder)   
Scope:


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Correspondence (1 folder)   
Scope: Miscellaneous notes and correspondence.


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du magazin (1 folder)   
Scope: German magazine with article on Gaddis.


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Agape, Agape (1 folder)   
Scope: Agape notes and mss.


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"Player" (1 folder)   
Scope: Player notes and mss.


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Loose Notes 60s Agape (1 folder)   
Scope:


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"Chronology".1 (1 folder)   
Scope: Various notes, presumably on "Player" and "Agape."


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"Chronology".2 (1 folder)   
Scope: Various notes, presumably on "Player" and "Agape."


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"Szyrk" et al. (CH) (1 folder)   
Scope: Clippings, notes, and legal opinions.


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Key West correspondence (1 folder)   
Scope:


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"VI PP Loose notes Current Reading Codes" (1 folder)   
Scope: Notes on "Player."


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"PP Out (1950s)" (1 folder)   
Scope: Notes on "Player."


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Agape, Agape drafts (1 folder)   
Scope:


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Piano photograph (1 folder)   
Scope: Image of smiling people surrounding a piano.


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"Heavy BG Plutarch" (1 folder)   
Scope: Photocopy of Plutarch's "Moralia."


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Agape, Agape notes and clippings (1 folder)   
Scope: Notes and clippings on the Player Piano.


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Agape and Rush for Second Place drafts and notes (1 folder)   
Scope:


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"Clips, misc" - Piano (1 folder)   
Scope:


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Chronology (1 folder)   
Scope: Miscellaneous author notes.


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"PP: Heavy BG, Outlines, Sources" (1 folder)   
Scope: Draft of "History of Player Piano."


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"Sources, Biographies, Loose Base" (1 folder)   
Scope: "Player" notes and clippings.


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"The Proposals" (1 folder)   
Scope: "Player" notes and clippings.


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"Player Loose / Spec Clips Refs" (1 folder)   
Scope: "Player" notes and clippings.


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Player ? notes (1 folder)   
Scope: Possibly notes on "Player."


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"Archival" (1 folder)   
Scope: "Player" notes and interview with Zolta Abadi-Nagy.


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"Player Book Rfs, Spec Notes, Dup Cut Up" (1 folder)   
Scope: "Player" notes.


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Torschlusspanik draft (a) (1 folder)   
Scope: First part of draft.


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Torschlusspanik draft (b) (1 folder)   
Scope: Second part of draft.


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Torschlusspanik draft (c) (1 folder)   
Scope: Third part of draft.


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II.b. Short Fiction (ca. 1 linear foot)   
Scope: 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.


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Short fiction (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction.


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Short fiction (a) (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction.


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Short fiction (b) (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction and other writings.


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Short fiction (c) (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction.


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"The Rehearsal" (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction entitled "The Rehearsal."


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Notes and Draft of "Carthage" (1 folder)   
Scope:


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"Ask Him Where the Princess Lives" (1 folder)   
Scope: Copy of Sarah Gaddis' first published short story (1986). Also included is a grant from the State Department for William Gaddis' travel (1976).


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"The Coke Finish" (1 folder)   
Scope: Draft and notes for short story entitled "The Coke Finish."


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Early loose (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction drafts.


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Short fiction (d) (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction, including "Dramex" and "Joe Maganec." Also clippings.


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Short fiction (e) (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction, including "A Date with and Angel" and "The Myth Remains."


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Short fiction (f) (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction.


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Short fiction (g) (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction.


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Unfinished Drafts (5 folders)   
Scope: Various short pieces of fiction, many unpublished, as well as apparently abandoned story ideas. Drafts and handwritten loose notebooks.


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Loose Notebooks (1 folder)   
Scope: Handwritten notes and ideas.


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From Folder labeled "unfinished" (1 folder)   
Scope: Short fiction. Some rejection letters.


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From Folder labeled "notes" (1 folder)   
Scope: Miscellaneous notes.


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From Folder labeled "notes, possible projects aborted" (1 folder)   
Scope: Miscellaneous notes and typed ideas.


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"Faire Exchange No Robbery" (1 folder)   
Scope: Mss of Gaddis' early attempt at a play on Marlowe.