Virginia Spencer Carr papers
Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267
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Overview and metadata sections
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) andDos Passos, a life (Doubleday, 1984), and Paul Bowles : a life (Scribner, 2004).
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.
Boxes 1-40: Shelved in Library Annex
Gift and Purchase, Virgina Spencer Carr, 2005, 2007, 2008.
Finding aid encoded by Lauren Connolly, September 2015, and Tiffany Saulter, November 2015.
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2015 December 3
- Access Restrictions
Access is limited pending completion of processing. Material in annex requires 24-hour notice for retrieval.
- Use Restrictions
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Research files including correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, reviews, bibliography, life chronology, and other research material
Research files including correspondence, chronologies, plus numerous typescript drafts and publishers’ proofs of Carr’s biography,Paul Bowles: a Life
plus draft of completed chronology
Some correspondence with Bowles and interview notes
Publishers’ proofs and copy of advance uncorrected proofs
Includes family correspondence, magazine and clippings, teaching files, and material related to Yaddo. Also includes an oversize 1969 issue ofPalm Beach Daily News.