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

Finding-Aid for the Richard "Red" Watson Papers (WTU00424)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Richard "Red" Watson Papers
Creator: Watson, Richard Allan, 1931- . American philosopher.
Extent: 25.5 linear feet
Call number: WTU00424
Language: English
Repository: Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130

Access and Use:
Access Restrictions:


Use Restriction:


Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.


Biographical information on Richared "Red" Watson can be found in Contemporary Authors volumes 77-80 (Gale Research Co.: Detroit). Watson was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Washington University.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

Accession: 23033

Consists of correspondence, manuscripts and ephemera.

This collection is currently unprocessed.

Subject Terms

  • Watson, Richard Allan, 1931-
Contents List
box-folder   1-3/-  
I. Correspondence [series]: (4.5 linear feet, 31 folders)   
Scope: Consists of two boxes of miscellaneous personal and professional correspondence (25 folders) and one box of correspondence with Washington University writers including Donald Finkel, William Gass, and Constance Urdang (6 folders).

box-folder   4-10/-  
II. Ephemera [series]: (10.5 linear feet, 116 folders)   
Scope: Consists of three boxes of published essays and reviews (89 folders), one box of juvenilia (15 folders), two boxs of books and magazines, and one box of miscellany (12 folders).

box-folder   11-17/-  
III. Manuscripts [series]: (10.5 linear feet, 127 folders)   
Scope: Consists of seven boxes of drafts of novels, book-length studies, and essays (127 folders).