Finding-Aid for the International Writers Center Archive (MSS059)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Archive 1990-2003

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Descriptive Summary

Title: International Writers Center Archive
Identification: MSS059

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Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents Note

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

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Unknown.

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff

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Box/folder
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Archive, 1990-2003 (108 linear feet)

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

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