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VIRGINIA SPENCER CARR

PAPERS

 

1911 - 2004

 

(bulk 1990 – 2004)

 

Manuscript Collection Number: MSS 527 HOUSED IN LIBRARY ANNEX

 

Extent:  40 linear ft.

 

Contents:  manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, clippings, photographs, subject files

 

Access:  Access is limited pending completion of processing. Material in annex requires 24-hour notice for retrieval.

 


Table of Contents


Biographical Note

Virginia Spencer Carr is the John B. and Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters, Department of English, Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of The lonely hunter : a biography of Carson McCullers (Doubleday, 1975; Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1985) and Dos Passos, a life (Doubleday, 1984), and Paul Bowles : a life (Scribner, 2004 ).


Scope and Content Note

The Virginia Spencer Carr Papers comprises three groups of materials:

I. Papers related to Tennessee Williams, ca. 1911-1996
II. Papers related to Paul Bowles, ca. 1911-2004
III. Personal papers, ca. 1945-2002

The bulk of the material is research, correspondence, manuscripts, and publisher's proofs toward her biography of Paul Bowles.


Contents List

** Preliminary container list only. Please contact Manuscripts Librarian for assistance.

Box -- -- -- Contents

Boxes 1-8       I.  Papers related to Tennessee Williams, ca. 1911-1996

Research files including correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, reviews, bibliography, life chronology, and other research material

 

Box

1          Research files, with photographs of Williams

2          Research files

3          Research files

4          Research files, with folder with items signed by Tennessee Williams

5          Research files, includes correspondence with James Laughlin

6          Research files, includes interview material and material related to

Carson McCullers

7          Research files, including chronology for 1979-1990

8          Research files, including chronology for 1911-1977


 

Boxes 9-39     II.  Papers related to Paul Bowles, ca. 1911-2004

Research files including correspondence, chronologies, plus numerous typescript drafts and publishers’ proofs of Carr’s biography, Paul Bowles: a Life

Box

9          Correspondence and research material from libraries and institutions

10        Correspondence and research material from libraries and institutions (cont’d)

 

10        Paul Bowles chronology, 1911-1947 (plus draft of completed chronology)

11        Paul Bowles chronology, 1948-1970

12        Paul Bowles chronology, 1996

Some correspondence with Bowles and interview notes

 

13        Small trunk of Paul Bowles’s letters to Carr

 

            Paul Bowles: a Life

14        Correspondence with editors at Scribners and early typescript drafts

15        Manuscript notes and typescript drafts

16        Typescript drafts – “miscellaneous versions, out of order”

17        Typescript drafts, including draft read by Allen Hibbard

18        Typescript drafts, including drafts read by Robert McBath

19        Typescript drafts, including draft read by Polly Marks Smith

20        Typescript drafts, including draft read by Phillip Ramey

21        Typescript drafts, including draft edited by Robert Burns

22        Typescript drafts – “Misc, no order”

23        Typescript drafts, miscellaneous

24        Typescript drafts, miscellaneous

25        Typescript drafts, including early draft titled “Mektoub: a Biography of Paul

Bowles”

26        Typescript drafts, including drafts edited by “Alexis or Ilene”

27        Typescript drafts, including editing by others

28        Typescript drafts, including “4th version Dec. 19, 2003 read by Alexis

Gargagliano” and miscellaneous notes

29        Typescript drafts, including “Complete 7 longest Mss”

30        Typescript drafts, including “draft read to Bowles Dec/Jan 1998-99 Tangier”

and draft edited by Bowles

31        Typescript drafts, including drafts edited by Scribner editors and read by legals

Publishers’ proofs and copy of advance uncorrected proofs

32        Poems by Paul Bowles (final draft and misc.) (Air to the Sea)

 

33        Subject files A-F

34        Subject files F-P

35        Subject files R-Z

 

36        VSC Correspondence and subject material re PB

37        Research, research assistants and works by Bowles

38        Research, some related to Bowles’s music

39        Research (Bowles’s early life), Bowles’s correspondence, health, will, estate,

obituaries

 

 

Box 40                        III. Personal papers, ca. 1945-2002

Includes family correspondence, magazine and clippings, teaching files, and material related to Yaddo. Also includes an oversize 1969 issue of Palm Beach Daily News.

 


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