Manuscripts
Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis

Finding-Aid for the International Writers Center Archive (WTU00059)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: International Writers Center Archive
Creator:
Call number: WTU00059
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff


Biography

The International Writers Center opened in October 1990, with William Gass, the David May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities, as director and Lorin Cuoco as associate director. To inaugurate the center, the Special Collections mounted an exhibit, A Temple of Texts: Fifty Literary Pillars, consisting of 50 works of literature and philosophy that have influenced Gass as a writer. A limited-edition catalogue with Gass's comments about each work was published in conjunction with the exhibit.

Since that time the center has hosted numerous visiting writers and conferences. The Center continues to flourish, though a new name, The Humanities Center, was added in 2003. Since 2001, Gerald Early, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, and distinguished American cultural critic, has directed the center.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

Collection consists of correspondence, journals, manuscripts, and programs presented or co-sponsored by IWC.

Subject Terms

  • Early, Gerald, 1952-
  • Gass, William H., 1924- .
Contents List
      Title
box-folder   -/International Writers Center  
Archive (108 linear feet)   
Scope: Collection consists of correspondence, journals, manuscripts, and programs presented or co-sponsored by IWC.