Finding-Aid for the Charles Monaghan Papers (MSS076)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Series I. Correspondence

Series II. Materials Relating to William Gaddis

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Monaghan, Charles
TitleCharles Monaghan Papers (MSS076)
Quantity: 0.417 linear feet
Identification: MSS076

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Biographical Note

Charles Monaghan worked for The New York Times in Paris and New York from 1962 to 1968, after which he was managing editor (1968-70) and then editor (1970-72) of "Book World," the Sunday literary supplement of the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. During those years, "Book World" was the largest book review section in the country, with a weekly circulation of almost 2 million copies. Monaghan also edited Retirement Living Magazine (1972-75) and the library reference publication Facts on File (1975-76) and was managing editor of Travel & Leisure Magazine (1977-1983). As a freelance, Monaghan contributed some 500 articles and book reviews to national publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Smithsonian, American Heritage, Town & Country, Money Magazine, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Commonweal and the National Review. He has also reviewed for the History of Education Quarterly and the Journal of American History. Monaghan earned a bachelor's degree in History from Manhattan College and an M.A. in English from New York University. He married E. Jennifer Monaghan in 1958 and had three children.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Charles Monaghan Papers consists of materials relating to Monaghan's relationship with William Gaddis as an early Gaddis promoter. Includes correspondence from William Gaddis, Jack Green, Aaron Asher, Douglas M. Davis, Steven Moore, Ormonde de Kay, and Mimi O'Keeffe. Also, includes other various Gaddis-related material such as copies of Monaghan's interview with Ormonde de Kay and Bob Ginna, various Gaddis-I listserv materials, proof copy of The Dutton Review, etc.

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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

Gift of Charles Monaghan. Accession 22918

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Box and Folder Listing

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Series I. Correspondence,

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author's last name then chronologically.
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Asher, Aaron to Charles Monaghan,
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, 1962:
, January 19, TLS, 1p
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David, Douglas M. to Charles Monaghan,
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, 1967:
, February 16, TLS, 1p with encl and env
Enclosure: TL[x], 1p from Virginia Davis to Rita Vaughan (1967: January 13), TLS[x], 1p from Vaughan to Douglas Davis (1966: February 1), and TLS[x], 1p from Vaughan to Virginia Davis (1967: January 19).
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Box/folder
1/3
de Kay, Ormonde to Charles Monaghan,
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, 1994:
, January 9, TLS[x], 2p
, February 13, TCS, 1p
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Gaddis, William to Charles Monaghan,
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, 1960:
, May 16, ALS, 1p with env
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, 1961:
, May 4, TLS, 2p with env
, December 26, ALS, 1p with env
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, 1962:
, January 25, TLS, 1p with env
, March 15, ALS, 1p
, April 5, ALS, 1p with encl and env
, June 1, TLS, 1p
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, 1975:
, November 3, TLS, 1p with encl and env
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, 1978:
, February 1, TLS, 1p with env
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, 1994:
, March 22, ACS, 1p
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Box/folder
1/5
Green, Jack to Charles Monaghan,
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, 1962:
, May 7, TLS, 1p
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Box/folder
1/6
Moore, Steven to Charles Monaghan,
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, 1988:
, May 17, TLS, 1p
, May 25, TLS, 1p
, June 17, TLS, 1p with env
, August 26, TLS, 1p
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, 1989:
, June 17, TLS, 1p with encl
Enclosure: TLS[x], 1p from William Gaddis to Moore (1989: June 14).
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, 1991:
, February 18, TLS, 1p
, February 27, TLS, 1p
, July 14, TLS, 1p
, August 27, TLS, 1p
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, 1994:
, April 14, ALS, 1p with encl
Enclosure: Photocopy of article by Moore, Reading the Riot Act.
, June 30, TLS, 1p
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, 1995:
, July 18, TLS, 1p
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, 1996:
, July 8, TLS, 1p
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, 1999:
, March 21, ALS, 1p
, June 12, ALS, 1p
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Box/folder
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Monaghan, Charles to William Gaddis,
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, 1994:
, February 14, TL[x], 2p, 2 copies
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Box/folder
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Monaghan, Charles to Steven Moore,
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, 1999:
, June 25, TL, 1p, 2 copies
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Box/folder
1/9
O'Keeffe, Mimi to Charles Monaghan,
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, 1994:
, July 27, ALS, 4p with env

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Series II. Materials Relating to William Gaddis,

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Clippings, (4 items)
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Box/folder
1/11
Gaddis-I Listserv: For the discussion of the work of novelist William Gaddis, (21 items)
Materials sent to/from the William Gaddis listserv, Gaddis-I from Charles Monaghan, Alan Westrope, Ed Heinemann, Lukas Wagner, William Peschel, Peter Dempsey, Victoria Harding, Jeff Bursey, and David Olds.
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Box/folder
1/12
Interviews,
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Conversation with Ormonde de Kay about William Gaddis by Charles Monaghan, December 24, 1993 (Transcript, 14 pp, 2 copies)
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Notes of conversation with Bob Ginna about William Gaddis by Charles Monaghan, (Auto, 5 pp)
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Photocopies,
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Attendu que William Gaddis... by Mathieu Lindon, (7p)
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Every Box Bears a Pearl by Thomas Girst, (6p)
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The Letters of William Gaddis edited by Steven Moore, (97p)
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Timothy O'Keeffee's obituary written by Charles Monaghan for the Review of Contemporary Fiction, (2p)
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William Gaddis: A Checklist of Primary and Secondary Materials by Steven Moore, (31p)
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1/14-15
Print Material,
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The Dutton Review, No. 1, October 27, 1970 (Uncorrected proof, 159p)
Contains J.R. or the Boy Inside by William Gaddis.
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Hamptons Country, Volume 5/Issue 1, June 1999
Contains In Recognition by John Sherry (Remembering William Gaddis).

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