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Lydia Davis papers, 1960-2010

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1957
Bib ID 13607308 View CLIO record
Creator(s)
Title Lydia Davis papers, 1960-2010
Physical Description 26 Linear Feet (62 document boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

Material is unprocessed, and unavailable until processing is complete (projected for summer 2020).

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, business files, contracts, galleys, page proofs, manuscript pages, assignments, class lists, letters of hiring, topics, handouts, syllabi, notes from students.

Material related to the translations (Proust, Flaubert, and others), including galleys, drafts, handwritten pages, notes and revisions;-material related to the collections of stories, including galleys, page proofs, manuscript pages, notes; business correspondence from various years; business files including contracts; personal correspondence; letters to LD from Paul Auster; memorabilia; teaching materials (assignments, class lists, letters of hiring, topics, handouts, syllabi, notes from students, etc.

  • Unprocessed Box List

    Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

    Material related to the translations (Proust, Flaubert, and others), including galleys, drafts, handwritten pages, notes and revisions;-material related to the collections of stories, including galleys, page proofs, manuscript pages, notes; business correspondence from various years; business files including contracts; personal correspondence; letters to LD from Paul Auster; memorabilia; teaching materials (assignments, class lists, letters of hiring, topics, handouts, syllabi, notes from students, etc.)

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

Material is unprocessed, and unavailable until processing is complete (projected for summer 2020).

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lydia Davis Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

2018-11-18 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Manuscripts (literary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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"ArchivedGRID"
Davis, Lydia, 1947- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Short stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Lydia Davis is a short story writer, novelist, and translator. She is the author of six collections of short stories, including Can't and Won't (2014) and The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (2009), and one novel, The End of the Story (1995). Her collection Varieties of Disturbance (2007) was nominated for the National Book Award. Davis is best known for her very short, micro or "flash" fiction; many of her stories are a single sentence or paragraph long. She has translated novels and works of philosophy from French, including Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (2010) and Marcel Proust's Swann's Way (2003). Her honors and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, as well as the Man Booker International Prize. She is professor of English and writer-in-residence at SUNY, Albany.