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Martone, Michael mss., ca. 1978-1993

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Martone, Michael

Martone, Michael mss., ca. 1978-1993

Collection No.
LMC 2768

1,000 items

Materials are in English.

Collection consists of the papers of Michael Martone, 1955- , author of several novels, collections of essays, and many pieces of short fiction.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

The Martone, Michael mss., ca. 1978-1993, consist of the papers of Michael Martone, 1955- , author of several novels, collections of essays, and many pieces of short fiction. Martone grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a student at Butler University and graduated from Indiana University. He also earned a M.A. degree from The Writing Seminars at John Hopkins University. Much of his work has focused on life and culture in the Midwest. Since 1996, Martone has been a professor in the Creative Writing program at the University of Alabama. He has also held teaching appointments at Iowa State University, Harvard University, and Syracuse University.


The collection is organized into the following series: I. Writings.

Scope and Content Note

Writings include drafts of books written by Martone.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2011
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Martone, Michael mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Courtney Brombosz and Evan Howe.

Completed in 2012

Series: Writings

Arranged chronologically by year of publication.

Box 1 Alive and Dead in Indiana, 1984 

(7 folders)

Story Drafts

Edited Drafts

Corrected Drafts

Safety Patrol, 1988 

A Place of Sense, 1988 

(2 folders)

Townships, 1992 

(3 folders)

Fort Wayne is Seventh on Hitler's List, 1993 

(4 folders)

Edited Draft 1

Edited Draft 2

Pensées, 1994 

(2 folders)

Seeing Eye, 1995 

(3 folders)

Michael Martone, 2005 

(2 folders)

Unconventions, 2005 

(2 folders)

Box 2 Double Wide, 2007 

(3 folders)

Biograph, 2007 

(2 folders)


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