William Gass Papers ca. 1948-1981.
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The William Gass Papers consist largely of his own manuscript material: manuscripts and proof material toward his books, drafts of various stories, essays, and reviews, interviews, and a miscellaneous assortment of notes and other materials. Also present is a substantial amount of professional correspondence, primarily with universities, magazines, and publishers, as well as with his colleagues in academia and in the literary community.


Arranged alphabetically by author and then by date. Included at end of series in boxes labeled Miscellaneous Correspondence and arranged in chronological order are 7 folders of letter drafts to unidentified persons and 1 folder of letters to Gass from unidentified persons.


Enc.: carbons and 1 photocopy of letters of introduction from Gass to Walter Percy, John Barth, Susan Sontag and John Gardner


With enclosures


Barth comments on Gass's Omensetter's Luck


Enc.: postcard


Enc.: photocopy of Barth's National Book Award Acceptance Statement (New York City, 1973:Apr 12);


letter is on flyer/stationary of Barth Society; enc.: bumper sticker


Enc.: invitation card


filed in Ser I.2 with Forum;


filed in Ser I.2 with Forum;


filed in Ser I.2 with Forum;


filed in Ser I.2 with Forum;


filed in Ser I.2 with Forum;


filed in Ser I.2 with location;


filed in Ser I.2 with Longview Foundation


filed in Ser I.2 with Forum


filed in Ser I.2 with Forum


filed in Ser I.2 with location


filed in Ser I.2 with location;


filed in Ser I.2 with location


filed in Ser I.2 with Mississippi Review


filed in Ser I.2 with Mississippi Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with Mississippi Review


filed in Ser I.2 with Mississippi Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with Mississippi Review


Enc.: photograph


filed in Ser. I.3 with University of Chicago;


filed in Ser. I.3 with University of Chicago;


filed in Ser. I.3 with University of Chicago


With enclosures


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review ; enc.: TLS(x) from R.W. Flint to Berg;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review ; with enclosures;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


Enc.: on verso of announcement of book by Busch


filed in Ser. I.4 with Yaddo


filed in Ser. I.4 with American Academy of Arts and Letters


With enclosures


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bennington College;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bennington College;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bennington College;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bennington College;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bennington College;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bennington College


With enclosures


filed in Ser. I.4 with Yaddo


filed in Ser. I.4 with Yaddo


Enc.: photocopy of letter from Coy to John W. Aldridge, Attache for American studies, Embassy of the U.S.A., Bonn, Germany


With enclosures


With enclosures;


Enc.: [essay on Malcolm Lowry], by Delbanco


4 letters from Gass's divorce lawyer


filed in Ser I.3 with Syracuse University


filed in Ser I.3 with Syracuse University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Syracuse University


With enclosures


With enclosures


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


6 letters from French to Gass, 1969-1979


With enclosures;


Enc.: photocopy of letter to Friedman from James Laughlin of New Directions;


With enclosures


With enclosures;


filed in Ser I.1 with letter from Don Anderson, 1978:Nov 25


filed in Ser I.2 with location


filed in Ser. I.4 with Architecture and Urban Studies


filed in Ser. I.4 with Architecture and Urban Studies


filed in Ser I.1 with letter from Don Anderson, 1978:Nov 25


filed in Ser I.2 with Tri-Quarterly


filed in Ser I.2 with The Nation


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


filed in Ser I.1 with letter from Don Anderson, 1978:Nov 25


filed in Ser I.2 with The New American Library; enc.: list of revisions made to Omensetter's Luck


filed in Ser I.1 with letter from Don Anderson, 1978:Nov 25


included with letter are numerous drafts of the letter and a draft of Gass' bibliography


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus; with enclosures;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus; with enclosures;


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus; with enclosures


filed in Ser I.2 with Antaeus


With enclosures


With enclosures


Enc.: offprint of article by Jarvis


on recto of offprint, Post mortem: Emily Dickinson [poem] by Jonas


filed with letter from Friedman to Gass, 1980: March 19


6 cards and letters [n.d.] from Lebowitz to Gass


on verso, photocopy of letter to LeClair from George Plimpton, Paris Review


Enc.: photocopy of letter to LeClair from Fayette Hickox, Paris Review;


Enc.: photocopy of letter to William Gass from LeClair;


With enclosures;


With enclosures;


Enc.: copy of letter protesting New Book Awards Program


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University;


filed in Ser I.3 with Columbia University


With enclosures


filed in Ser. I.4 with Yaddo


on recto of article by Malin;


on recto of article by Malin


Enc.: essay on Gass's work for Dictionary of Literary Bibliography, includes bibliography for Gass;


With enclosures;


With enclosures;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bowling Green State University


Enc.: vita for Metcalf


filed in Ser. I.4 with American Academy of Arts and Letters


Enc.: Wittgenstein's appearance before the Corwell Philosophy Club [prose piece], by Nelson


filed in Ser I.2 with Tri-Quarterly


filed in Ser I.1


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bowling Green State University


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bowling Green State University;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bowling Green State University;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bowling Green State University


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bowling Green State University;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bowling Green State University


filed in Ser I.3 with Colby College


filed in Ser I.3 with Colby College;


filed in Ser I.3 with Colby College;


filed in Ser I.3 with Colby College;


filed in Ser I.3 with Colby College


With enclosures;


With enclosures;


Enc.: review by Petroski;


With enclosures;


Enc.: photocopy of short story by Petroski


With enclosures;


With enclosures;


Enc.: photograph and offprint of poem by Henry Petroski


With enclosures;


Enc.: photocopies of story by Catherine Petroski and an article by Henry Petroski;


With enclosures;


4 cards and letters [n.d.] from Rimer to Gass


Enc.: Snow in New York [poem], by May Swenson; note on verso by Patricia Goedicke


filed in Ser. I.4 with Yaddo


With enclosures;


Enc.: Spring clear [poem] by Sandy


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bennington College;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Bennington College


filed in Ser I.2 with The New American Library


Enc.: photograph of Segal and Gass


with enclosures;


Enc.: critical notes for a Gass story by Shattuck;


With enclosures


Enc.: translation by Paul Celan of poem by Joachim Neugroschel


With enclosures


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.;


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.;


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.;


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.;


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.;


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.;


filed in Ser I.3 with M.I.T.


With enclosures;


With enclosures;


With enclosures


filed in Ser. I.3 with Boston University;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Boston University;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Boston University


filed in Ser. I.3 with Boston University


With 2 p. enclosure;


filed in Ser. I.3 with Boston University


Enc.: La Gave Samit-Lazare, as Europe falls [poem], by Taylor


With enclosures;


filed in Ser I.2 with American Poetry Review


With enclosures


With enclosures


With enclosures;


Enc.: photograph of V. Nabokov


Enc.: new release and photocopies of newspaper articles about Zekowski and Berne


Consists of business correspondence from various publishers and magazines.


Consists of business correspondence from various universities and colleges.


Consists of miscellaneous business correspondence from various literary, government and other public institutions and academies.


Consists of 2 full drafts, 13 drafts of parts and chapters, 10 early and partial drafts with notes, and 1 folder of outline notes. Some of this material was published previously: "The Triumph of Israbestis Tott," Accent, Vol 18, no. 1 (1958); "The Love and Sorrow of Henry Pimber," Accent, Vol. 20, no. 2 (1960). Omensetter's Luck(New York: New American Library, 1966).


Consists of 2 full Ts drafts, 20 drafts of individual stories, 6 partial drafts of individual stories, 2 drafts of the preface and 2 sets of page proofs. Galleys filed in galley case. Stories originally published as: "Mrs. Mean," Accent, Vol. 18, no. 1 (1958); "Order of Insects," The Minnesota Review, Vol 1, no. 3 (1961); "The Pedersen Kid," MSS, Vol 1, no. 1 (1961); "Icicles," Perspective, Vol 13, no. 1 (1962); and "In the Heart of the Country," New American Review , Vol 1, no. 1 (1967). In the Heart of the Heart of the Country(New York: Harper and Row, 1968).


Includes 3 folders of Ts partial drafts and fragments, and a "reading version". Originally published as Tri-Quarterly Supplement Number Two (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1968). Willie Master's Lonesome Wife (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971).


Includes 2 partial drafts and draft fragments. Galleys filed in galley case. On Being Blue (Boston: Godine, 1976).


Consists of Ts and Ts(x) drafts used as setting copy. The World Within the Word (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978).


Consists of material toward The Tunnel, an as yet unpublished novel. Included are ms drafts and fragments which Gass filed together under the title, The Tunnel, and other drafts, published and unpublished, which share the same characters and themes. Continues again in accession # 1966, box 55-56, files 1-17 and ina accession #2146, box 57-58, folders 1-10.


Consists of 1 partial draft, draft fragments and 1 set of galley proofs. Published in New American Review, No. 6 (1969).


Consists of Ts(x) draft of Why windows are important to me. Published in Tri-Quarterly(1971).


Consists of draft fragments and partial drafts. Published in Tri-Quarterly Vol 38 (1977).


Consists of partial drafts and fragments. Published in The Iowa Review Vol 7 (Winter 1976).


Consists of drafts and includes Ts outline of The Tunnel. Published in Tri-QuarterlyVol 42 (Spring 1978).


Consists of partial drafts and fragments. Published in The Kenyon Review, New Series, Vol 1, no. 1 (1979).


Consists of partial drafts and fragments. Published in limited edition, Northridge, CA: The Lord John Press, 1979.


Consists of partial drafts and fragments. Published as "August Bees" in Delta , Vol 8 (1979).


Consists of partial drafts and fragments. Published in Salmagundi, Vol 55 (Winter 1982).


Consists of partial drafts and fragments. Published in Conjunctions, Vol 2 (Summer, 1982).


Consists of partial Ts drafts and fragments toward CULP, published in a special limited edition (New York: Grenfell Press, 1985).


Consists of drafts of stories by Gass, filed alphabetically by title. Many of these stories are parts of novels or novellas and are filed with material toward those books.


Includes 2 partial drafts and additional draft fragments. Author's note indicates that this piece was intended to be a part of Omensetter's Luck.


Consists of draft fragments and notes. Published in location, Vol 1, no. 1 (1964).


includes 5 partial drafts.


includes partial drafts.


includes 5 partial drafts.


This story was apparently originally conceived as a part of a larger work, The Clairvoyant. Published in Art and Literature, No 9


Consists of reviews, college essays and miscelleneous manuscript materials.


Consists of auto, ts and ts(x) drafts of essays and reviews, dating between1955-1977, published in various periodicals.


includes 159pp of partial drafts and notes. Published in 3 parts in The New York Review of Books (1975:Apr 17, May 1 and May 15) and collected in The World Within the Word.


includes 41pp of partial drafts and notes. Published in The New Republic, (1968: July 27) and collected inFiction and the Figures of Life.


Review of Morte D'Urbainby J.F. Powers. Includes 35pp of partial drafts and auto notes. Published in The Nation(1962: Sep 29) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


The Levy Lecture at Princeton University, Spring 1976. Approximately half of the essay published in The Journal of Philosophy, (1976: Nov 4). Entire essay collected in The World within the Word. Includes partial drafts, auto notes and 1 set of galley proofs.


draft fragments and version of essay published in Journal of Philosophy(1976:Nov 4).


includes offprint from The Philosophical Review, Vol 66, no. 2 (1957), where the essay appeared originally.


Consists of 13pp of draft fragments.


includes 94pp of partial drafts and notes. Published in New American Review #7 and collected inFiction and the Figures of Life.


Consists of 30pp of fragments and notes. Review of Vladimir Nabokov's King, Oueen, Knave , published as "Mirror, Mirror" in New York Review of Books, Vol 10, no. 11 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


review of The Savage Godby A. Alvarez and Suicideby Jacques Choron, published in New York Review of Books, 1972:May 18. Includes 37pp of partial drafts and 1 set of galley proofs. Collected in The World Within the Word.


Review of Representative Man, Ralph Waldo Emerson in his Time by Joel Porte and by David Porter, andEmerson and Literary Change published in The Yale Review (Spring, 1982). Includes partial drafts.


includes 51pp of partial drafts and auto notes. Published in Frontiers of American Culture, Purdue University Studies and collected in Fiction and The Figures of Life .


includes large number of partial drafts. Published as "The Neglect of the Fifth Queen" published in The Presence of Ford Madox Ford, edited by Sondra Stang (1968).


Review of Phoenix, the Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence, published in New York Review of Books Vol 11, no. 2 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life. Consists of partial drafts and notes.


Includes 69pp of partial drafts and auto notes. Published as "Metaphor and Measurement" in Salmagundi, No. 24 (Fall, 1973) and collected in The World Within the Word.


Includes 29pp of partial drafts and notes. Published in Accent 18, no. 1 (1958) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Review of Temptation to Existby E.M. Cioran, published as "The Evil Demiurge" in New York Review of Books, Vol 11, no. 3 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life. Consists of partial drafts and notes.


Review of The Book of Imaginary Books by Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero, Conversation with Jorge Luis Borges by Richard Burgin and The Narrow Act: Borges' Art of Allusion by Ronald Christ. Consists of partial drafts and fragments, news release and clipping.


Includes 1 partial draft and 27pp of partial drafts and fragments. Published in New American Review #10 (1970) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Consists of 37pp of draft fragments and partial drafts. Collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Consists of partial drafts and fragments and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "Introduction" to The Geographical History of America by Gertrude Stein (Viking Edition, 1973).


Includes 21pp of partial drafts and fragments.


letter from Gass to David Segal, Harper & Row, 1965: June 26, concerning Omensetter's Luck; enc.: Ts(x) letter to David Segal from Cynthia Ozick.


Consists of 74pp of partial drafts, fragments and notes. Published as "Gertrude Stein: Her Escape from Protective Language" in Accent18, no. 4 (1958) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Includes partial drafts, fragments and a Ts(x) draft of lecture by Gass, 1979:Dec. Published as "Monumentality/Mentality" in Oppositions: A Journal for Ideas and Criticism in Architecture, No. 25 (Fall, 1982).


Review of Faulkner: A Biography by Joseph Blotner, published as "Facts on Faulkner" in New York Review of Books, (1974:June 27) and collected in The World Within the Word Consists of 225pp of partial drafts, fragments and auto notes and 1 set of galley proofs from NYRB.


Includes 50pp of partial drafts and auto notes and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "A True Lie-Minded Man" in The Nation (1966:Oct 31) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life as "The Medium of Fiction."


Lecture given at Cornell University in honor of Professor Max Black. Includes partial drafts, fragments and auto notes. Published in The Cornell Review, No. 2 (Fall, 1977) and collected in The World Within the Word.


Review of The Collected Works of Paul Valery published as "Paul Valery: Crisis and Resolution" and "Paul Valery: The Later Poems and Prose" in New York Review of Books (1972:Aug 20) and (1972:Aug 27) and collected in The World Within the Word. Consists of 115pp of partial drafts, fragments and auto notes.


Includes 127pp of partial drafts, fragments and auto notes. Published in The Philosopher Critic (1969) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Review of Descants by Robert Coover published in New York Times Book Review , Vol 119, no. 40811 (1969) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life. Consists of 9pp of fragments.


Consists of 38pp of partial drafts and fragments. Published in New York Review of Books (1971:July 11).


Partial drafts, fragments and auto notes.


Includes 1 partial draft. Published in The Philosophical Review , Vol. 64, no. 3 (1955).


Published as "Cock-a-doodle-doo" in New York Review of Books, Vol 10, no. 7 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Includes partial drafts and auto notes. Published as "Putting the Pieces Together" in Book Week (1967:May 21).


Includes partial drafts and auto notes. Published in South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol 64, no. 3 (1965).


Includes 30pp of partial drafts. Published in New York Times Book Review (1976:Oct 24) and collected as "Food and Beast Language" in The World Within the Word.


Consists of 10pp of partial drafts and 3pp of auto notes. Published in New York Times Book Review (1966:June 19).


Published in The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol 67, no. 1 (1968).


Consists of 10pp of partial drafts and auto notes. Published as "Written with a Hose" in New York Times Book Review (1968:Sep 22).


Includes 10pp of draft fragments. Published as "Fumbling Sleight of Hand" in New York Times Book Review (1967:Sep 17).


Published as "Wittgenstein--A Man and a Half" in The New Republic (1968:June 22) and collected as "The Memory of a Master" in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Includes 108pp of partial drafts and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "Malcolm Lowry's Inferno: I" and "Malcolm Lowry's Inferno: II" in New York Review of Books (1973:Nov 29 and Dec 13) and collected as "Malcolm Lowry" in The World Within the Word.


Consists of 7pp of partial drafts and auto notes. Published in The Philosophical Review , Vol 72, no. 4 (1963).


Includes 25pp of partial drafts. Published in The Journal of English and Germanic Philology , Vol. 65, no. 2 (1956).


Includes 77pp of partial drafts and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "Theatrical Sartre" in New York Review of Books (1976:Oct 14) and collected in The World Within the Word.


Consists of 10pp of partial drafts and auto notes. Published as "The Snares of Meaning" in The New Republic (1968:May 11).


Includes partial drafts and auto notes. Published in The South Atlantic Quarterly , Vol 66, no. 4 (1967).


Consists of 6pp of partial drafts. Published in Book Week and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Published in The Philosophical Review , Vol 65, no. 2 (1956).


Published in The Philosophical Review , Vol. 70, no. 3 (1961).


Consists of 27pp of partial drafts, auto notes and 1 set of galley proofs. Published as "The Sporting News" in New York Times Book Review (1973:May 31).


Includes 10pp of draft fragments. Published as "The Leading Edge of the Trash Phenomenon" in New York Review of Books , Vol. 10, no. 8 (1968) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Includes 6pp of partial drafts. Published in The South Atlantic Quarterly , Vol. 62, no. 4 (1963).


Includes 21pp of partial drafts and 7pp of auto notes. Published as "A Spirit in Search of Itself" in Book Week (1967) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Consists of 23pp of draft fragments and auto notes. Published in New York Times Book Review (1973:June 24) and collected in The World Within the World.


Consists of 22pp of partial drafts and 8pp of auto notes. Collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Includes partial drafts and fragments. Published in New York Review of Books (1969) and collected in Fiction and the Figures of Life.


Consists of 16pp. of heavily revised text--w/revisions in three hands: Gass, Lorin Cuoco, and Holly Hall; 35pp. of lightly corrected drafts. Produced for exhibit: "A Temple of Texts"--WU Special Collections, Jan-May 1991. Published catalog, 1991.


Review of The Complete Claudineby Colette, published in New York Review of Books (1977:Apr 14). Consists of 122pp of fragments and partial drafts and 1 set of galley proofs.


A memoir of Nabokov occasioned by the publication of Transparent Things , published in Saturday Review of the Arts (1973:Jan 6) and collected in The World Within the Word. Consists of 16pp of partial drafts and fragments.


Consists of interviews with William Gass, 1969-1980


Title. William Gass [interview]. Enc.: XX.


Interview with William Heath of Kenyon College. William Gass [interview]. Enc.: letter to Gass from William Heath..


Breadloaf Interview. William Gass [interview]. Enc.: letter to Gass from Bob Buckeye of Middlebury College.


Pole Vaulting in Top Hats: a Public Conversation with John Barth, William Gass, and Ishmael Reed [public discussion at the University of North Dakota Writer's Conference]. Enc.: letter to Gass from James McKenzie, University of North Dakota and clippings.


Public Discussion: Gass, Barthelme, Percy, and Paley [public discussion]. Enc.: letter to Gass from James Boatwritght, Shenandoah.


[Interview with Tom LeClair] [interview]

Sections of this interview were published in Paris Review (1977) and in Chicago Review(1978).


[Interview with Jared Lubarsky]. [interview]. Enc.: letter to Gass from Jared Lubarsky, Japan Foundation.


[Interview with Jay White]. [interview]. Enc.: letter to Gass from Jay White.


[Interview].


[Interview with Jan Garden Castro]. [interview]. Enc.: letter to Gass from Jan Garden Castro.


Consists of essays written by Gass while in college.


Consists of miscellaneous printed material relating to Gass, as well as 7 manuscripts by others filed in Ser. I.1.


filed in Ser I.1 with letter to Gass from Barth, 1973:Apr 18.


filed in Ser I.1 with letter to Gass from Delbanco, 1971:Dec 20.


filed in Ser I.1 with letter to Gass from Lurie, 1979:July 17.


essay on and bibliography of Gass's work for The Dictionary of Literary Bibliography.


filed in Ser I.1 with letter to Gass from Nelson, 1978:Oct 20.


filed in Ser I.1 with letter to Gass from Petroski, 1978:Jan 20.


filed in Ser I.1 with letter to Gass from Leonard Robinson, 1977:Apr 27.


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.

Located in accession queue.


Consists of personal and professional correspondence.


Consists of typescripts and material toward individual sections of Test of Time including "The Stuttgart Seminar Lectures" and "Literary Matters."


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."


Non-fiction is divided into three subseries: Essays and Reviews, Translations, and Interviews.


Consists of speeches and lectures given by Gass, introductions for other speakers, and book reviews.


Consists of translation of Rainer Maria Rilke.


Consists of interviews of Gass between 1984-1995.


Consists of royalty statements, agreements with Alfred A. Knopf and Viking Penguin, rental contracts, and miscellaneous notes.


Accural 3 (acc.23075) consists of unprocessed materials including correspondence and manuscripts.

Located in accession queue.


Consists of e-mail correspondence from Gass to Michael Eastman, 2002-2004.


Consists of Gass typescripts including: contributions to the Catherine Wagner Symposium; 9/11 text; Pictures at an Exhibit; introduction for Michael Eastman's signing at Borders; The Photo, the Forest, and the Park; Eastman's Horses; and Michael's Horses.