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Carver, V. mss., ca. 1981-1988

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
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Carver, Vance

Carver, V. mss., ca. 1981-1988

Collection No.
LMC 2570

37 items

Materials are mostly in English with some articles in German.

The Carver, V. mss., ca. 1981-1988, consist of letters from Raymond Carver to his son, Vance Carver.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Raymond Carver was a short-story writer and poet. He was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, on May 25, 1938, and grew up in Yakima, Washington. He received his BA degree from Humboldt State College in 1963 after becoming interested in writing following a creative-writing course taught by John Gardner.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Topics in the correspondence include: Vance's studies abroad; Raymond's various travels, lectures, readings, and awards; stories Raymond had written, had submitted for publication, or that were being published; play adaptations of his short-stories performed at Humboldt State College; discussions about Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories (1983); problems with Raymond's mother (Vance's grandmother); issues with Raymond's ex-wife, Maryann Carver (Vance's mother); information about Tess Gallagher's stories and poems.

Also included in the collection are articles by Vance and Raymond Carver, translated into German.

Related Material

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

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2007
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, V. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013

Carver, V. mss., ca. 1981-1988

Box 1 Correspondence, 1981

Correspondence, 1982

Correspondence, 1983-1985

Correspondence, 1986

Correspondence, 1987

Correspondence, 1988

Articles by Raymond and Vance Carver

(in German)

Box 2 Articles by Vance Carver

(in German)

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