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Carver, Maryann mss., ca. 1955-1988

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Carver, Maryann.

Title
Carver, Maryann mss., ca. 1955-1988

Collection No.
LMC 2774

Extent
265 items

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
Carver, Maryann mss., ca. 1955-1988, consist primarily of correspondence, photos, and memorabilia between Maryann Carver and her first husband, writer Raymond Carver.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Maryann Carver married Raymond Carver in June 1957, when she was sixteen and he was nineteen. They were married for twenty-five years, and had two children, Christi and Vance.

Considered one of the major writers of the late 20th century, Carver is best known for his short stories with subject matter focusing on blue-collar experiences and aspects of his own life. His first published collection of short stories Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? (1976) was shortlisted for the National Book Award and his 1988 short story collection published just before his death, Where I'm Calling From, was nominated for both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the follow series: I. Correspondence; II. Academic Awards; III. Literary Works; IV. Miscellaneous; V. Photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Bob Adelman, Saul Bellow, Christi Carver, Vance Carver, John Gardner, Curt Johnson, Gordon Lish.

Academic Awards include Carver's graduation pamphlet from Humboldt State College and various honorary degrees. Literary Works include a Syracuse University literary magazine edited by Carver and a copy of his short story "A Small, Good Thing." Miscellaneous items include flyers for readings and tributes, a copy of the short story "Neighbors" first published in Esquire magazine in 1975, and a copy of the undated short story "The Pearl." Photographs include an undated portrait of Carver and photographs of Carver's early life.

Related Material

Related manuscripts: Lish mss.; Carver, V. mss.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2012
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], Carver, Maryann mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Casey Blackmore.

Completed in 2013


Series: Correpondence

Box 1 Adelman, Bob, 1977-1991

Carver, Maryann, 1983-1988 (To Raymond Carver)

Carver, Raymond, 1987  and undated (To his daughter Christi and his sister in law, Amy Burke Unger)

Carver, Raymond, 1979-1988 and undated (To his son Vance)

Carver, Vance, 1981-1982  and undated (To Ray Carver)

Personal Correspondence, 1964-2008

Gardner, John, 1964

Thurston, Jarvis, 1970

Bellow, Saul, 1981

Pearce, Richard, 2008

Publisher Acceptance Correspondence 1961-1970

Between Worlds: The International Magazine of Creativity, 1961-1963

Russell, Karen M, 1962-1965

Gardner, John, 1963

Marks, Jeff, 1963

Rippy, Mayhew Frances, 1963

Thompson, Charles, 1963-1964

Bourne, Louis M, 1963

Gustafson, Richard, 1965

Tyler, Robert L, 1965

Baily, Carl L, 1965-1967

Glauber, Robert H, 1965

Hiatt, Ben, 1965

Johnson, Curt, 1965-1967

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, 1966

Candelaria, Frederick, 1966

Abt, Diane, 1966

Robinson, Charles, 1967

Bartholomew, Alick, 1967

Ravenel, Shannon, 1967

Amidon, Barbara E, 1970

Morgan, Robert, Undated

Brown, Michael, Undated

Publisher Acceptance Correspondence, 1968-1970

Luke, Hugh, 1968

Yiell (?), John, 1968

McCrindle, Joseph, 1968

Bailey, Carl L, 1968

Hitilar, George, 1968

The Colorado Quarterly, 1968

Patterson, Rebecca, 1969

Hicks, Jack, 1969

Ursenbach, Maureen, 1969

Burns, James F, 1970

Keitel, Frances, 1970

Hogins, James Burl, 1970

Freund, Betsy, 1970

Johnson, Curt, 1970

Publisher Acceptance Correspondence, 1971-1982

Carroll, Paul, 1971

Freund, Betsy, 1971

Tucker, Martin, 1971

Rackstraw, Loree, 1971

Tudish, Cathie, 1971

Brooks, Patricia, 1971

Nyberg, Ben M, 1971

Coggeshall, Rosanne, 1971

Hayman, David, 1971

Schaeffer, Maureen, 1972

Griffith, E.V, 1972

Carlson, Maurice I, 1972

Crome, Nick, 1972

Patterson, Rebecca, 1972

Milton, John, 1972

Abrahams, William, 1972-1973

Harris, Dorothy McKittrick, 1972

Arteseros, Sally, 1972-1975

Henderson, Bill, 1972

Gerson, Ed, 1973

Berkowitz, Bernice, 1973-1974

Reed, Kit, 1973

Gildner, Gary, 1974

Memmott, Roger L, 1975

Lish, Gordon, 1975

Henderson, Bill, 1975

Green, Roy, 1981

Cady, Barbara, 1982

Between Worlds: The International Magazine of Creativity, 1961-1963

Russell, Karen M, 1962-1965

Gardner, John, 1963

Marks, Jeff, 1963

Rippy, Mayhew Frances, 1963

Thompson, Charles, 1963-1964

Bourne, Louis M, 1963

Gustafson, Richard, 1965

Tyler, Robert L, 1965

Baily, Carl L, 1965-1967

Glauber, Robert H, 1965

Hiatt, Ben, 1965

Johnson, Curt, 1965-1967

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, 1966

Candelaria, Frederick, 1966

Abt, Diane, 1966

Robinson, Charles, 1967

Bartholomew, Alick, 1967

Ravenel, Shannon, 1967

Amidon, Barbara E, 1970

Morgan, Robert, Undated

Brown, Michael, Undated

Luke, Hugh, 1968

Yiell (?), John, 1968

McCrindle, Joseph, 1968

Bailey, Carl L, 1968

Hitilar, George, 1968

The Colorado Quarterly, 1968

Patterson, Rebecca, 1969

Hicks, Jack, 1969

Ursenbach, Maureen, 1969

Burns, James F, 1970

Keitel, Frances, 1970

Hogins, James Burl, 1970

Freund, Betsy, 1970

Johnson, Curt, 1970

Carroll, Paul, 1971

Freund, Betsy, 1971

Tucker, Martin, 1971

Rackstraw, Loree, 1971

Tudish, Cathie, 1971

Brooks, Patricia, 1971

Nyberg, Ben M, 1971

Coggeshall, Rosanne, 1971

Hayman, David, 1971

Schaeffer, Maureen, 1972

Griffith, E.V, 1972

Carlson, Maurice I, 1972

Crome, Nick, 1972

Patterson, Rebecca, 1972

Milton, John, 1972

Abrahams, William, 1972-1973

Harris, Dorothy McKittrick, 1972

Arteseros, Sally, 1972-1975

Henderson, Bill, 1972

Gerson, Ed, 1973

Berkowitz, Bernice, 1973-1974

Reed, Kit, 1973

Gildner, Gary, 1974

Memmott, Roger L, 1975

Lish, Gordon, 1975

Henderson, Bill, 1975

Green, Roy, 1981

Cady, Barbara, 1982

Series: Academic Awards

Box 1 Humboldt State College Commencement booklet, 1963

National Endowment Grant, 1970

Brandeis University Citation award, 1988

University of Hartford commencement pamphlet, Doctor of Letters, 1988

(2 copies)


American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Doctor of Letters, 1988

Series: Literary Works

Box 1 Syracuse Poems and Stories, selected by Carver and foreword written by Carver, 1980

"A Small, Good Thing," 1981

Series: Miscellaneous

Box 1 Flyer for reading with Ann Beattie, 1981

Pamphlets for tribute on the 30th anniversary of Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? created by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, 2006

(4 copies)


Copy of "Neighbors" short story featured in Esquire magazine, 1975

Copy of "The Pearl" short story, undated

Series: Photographs

Box 1 Portrait of Raymond Carver, undated

Various family photos, undated