Finding-Aid for the Donald Oresman Papers (MSS130)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

I. Correspondence 1987-1997

II. Material toward A Frolic of His Own 1987-1992

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Oresman, Donald. American lawyer.
TitleDonald Oresman Papers
Dates:
Quantity: 24 items
Identification: MSS130

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of correspondence between Donald Oresman and William Gaddis, drafts, and source material toward Gaddis's book, A Frolic of His Own.

This collection is currently unprocessed.

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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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Box and Folder Listing

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Box/folder
1/1-21

I. Correspondence, 1987-1997 (21 items)

Consists of correspondence to and from Oresman, grouped into two subseries To Oresman and From Oresman.
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Box/folder
1/1-10
I.1 To Oresman, 1987-1993 (10 items)
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William Gaddis,
, 1987: May 6 (TLS, 1p.) With enclosure, “Szyrk v. Village of Tatamount et al” (20pp.)
, 1987: August 6 (TLS, 1p.) With enclosure, “Szyrk v. Village of Tatamount et al” (21pp.)
, 1988: March 14 (TLS, 1p.) With enclosure, Michael Kennedy to Saul Steinberg, (TLS[x], 3pp., 1987: December 9)
, 1988: June 16 (TLS, 1p.)
, 1988: August 4 (TLS, 1p.) With enclosure, draft from A Frolic of His Own (19pp.)
, 1990: January 21 (TLS, 2pp.)
, 1990: December 26 (TLS, 1p.) With enclosure, draft from A Frolic of His Own (10pp.)
, 1993: January 18 (TLS, 1p.)
, 1993: March 30 (TLS, 1p.) With enclosure, draft from A Frolic of His Own (1p.)
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Allen H. Peacock,
, 1988: March 14 (TLS, 1p.)
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Box/folder
1/11-21
I.2 From Oresman, 1988-1997 (11 items)
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William Gaddis,
, 1988: January 19 (TL[x], 1p.) With enclosures, “Admission to the New York Bar” (2 pp.), “Admission to and removal from practice by appellate division; character committees” (2 pp.), “Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law” (4 pp.), “Practicing or appearing as attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered” (2 pp.), “None but attorneys to practice in the state” (3 pp.), and various sections concerning Penal Law Sentences (6 pp.)
, 1988: May 10 (TL[x], 1p.)
, 1988: May 11 (TL[x], 1p.)
, 1988: MAy 17 (TLS[x], 2pp.)
, 1989: April 24 (TLS[x], 1p.)
, 1989: December 27 (TLS[x], 1p.)
, 1990: April 26 (TLS[x], 1p.)
, 1990: July 9 (TLS[x], 1p.) With enclosure, “Statement of Pierre N. Leval” on Fair Use (6pp.)
, 1991: January 7 (TL[x], 1p.) With enclosure, “Carson v. Here’s Johnny Portable Toilets, Inc.” (14pp.)
, 1993: January 26 (TLS[x], 1p.)
, 1997: January 3 (TL[x], 1p.)

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II. Material toward A Frolic of His Own, 1987-1992 (3 items)

Consists of copies of court cases and a contract proposal for "The Last Act."

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