Jarvis Thurston Papers, 1959-1969.
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

Scope and Contents Note

The Jarvis Thurston Papers consist primarily of correspondence relating to Washington University's Department of English and its visiting writers program. The most significant part of the Thurston collection is the correspondence from James T. Farrell to Thurston and Van Duyn. These letters are of a more personal nature and often discuss literary matters such as Van Duyn's work. A small group of manuscripts, notably two drafts of a Thurston short story, "The Cross," is also included.


Consists of business and personal correspondence, primarily to Thurston.


Consists of manuscripts by Jarvis Thurston and James T. Farrell. The manuscripts by Farrell are filed in Ser. I.


Includes vitas, announcements, new releases and clippings relating to visiting writers at Washington University, and corrected galley proofs for an issue of Washington University Magazine.


Consists of 2 printed pieces by James T. Farrell filed in Ser. I.