Finding-Aid for the George P. Elliott Papers (MSS040)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

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Descriptive Summary

CreatorElliott, George P., 1918-1980
TitleGeorge P. Elliott. Papers,
Dates: 1957-1979.
Quantity: ca. 707 items
Identification: MSS040

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Biographical Note

Born in Knightstown, Indiana, George P. Elliott was an American novelist and academic who was educated at the University of California at Berkley. Beginning in 1947, he taught at a number of universities including Cornell, the University of Iowa, the University of California at Berkeley, Barnard College, and Syracuse University, where he spent the major part of his career. Elliott died in 1980 in New York City.

Elliott was a versatile writer whose books include four novels and numerous collections of short stories, poems, and essays. His books were well received by critics and, in some cases, notably Parktilden Village (1958) and Among the Dangs (1961), heralded as modern day classics. Nonetheless, Elliott's work is often overlooked by contemporary critics and scholars.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Elliott Papers consist primarily of his own manuscripts and editorial material toward his published work. Also included is the manuscript of an unpublished play, Michael the God, and his correspondence with other literary figures.

Bibliography:

First Printings of American Authors, Vol. 1. (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1977-1979).

Lapper, Gary. A Bibliography Introduction to Seventy-five American Authors. (Berkeley: Serendipity Books, 1976).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

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.

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Administrative Information

Source of Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff. EAD encoded finding-aid completed by Sonya McDonald, August 2004.

Accruals

Interfiled within collection or by accession at end of collection.

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