William Gass Papers ca. 1948-1981.
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William Gass Papers, Accural 2   
Scope: Accural 2 (acc.23038) consists of unprocessed materials including correspondence, material toward Test of Time and Finding a Form, essays and reviews, interviews, translations, and miscellany.


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I. Correspondence [series]: (4 folders)   
Scope: Consists of personal and professional correspondence.


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II. Tests of Time [series]: (24 folders)   
Scope: Consists of typescripts and material toward individual sections of Test of Time including "The Stuttgart Seminar Lectures" and "Literary Matters."


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III. Finding a Form [series]: (10 folders)   
Scope: Consists of chapters from Finding a Form including, "Autobiography," "The Book as a Container of Consciousness," "A Fiesta for the Gass Form," "Finding a Form," "The Language of Being and Dying," "A Life at Death’s Door," "Nature, Culture, and Cosmos," "Pulitzer Prize," and "Story of the State of Nature."


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IV. Non-fiction [series]: (19 folders)   
Scope: Non-fiction is divided into three subseries: Essays and Reviews, Translations, and Interviews.


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IV.1 Essays and Reviews [subseries]: (15 folders)   
Scope: Consists of speeches and lectures given by Gass, introductions for other speakers, and book reviews.


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IV.2 Translations [subseries]: (3 folders)   
Scope: Consists of translation of Rainer Maria Rilke.


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IV.3 Interviews [subseries]: (1 folder)   
Scope: Consists of interviews of Gass between 1984-1995.


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V. Miscellany [series]: (2 folders)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements, agreements with Alfred A. Knopf and Viking Penguin, rental contracts, and miscellaneous notes.