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At a Glance
Collection is organized into one series.
This small collection contains manuscript drafts, correspondence, and financial documents, and it documents Owens's work writing articles for Art & Antiques in the 1980s. They reveal her fraught and obsessive composition process.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Iris Owens Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
No additions expected
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2012.2013.M012: Source of acquisition--Ken Lopez Booksellers. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--07/17/2012.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Carrie Hintz 07/17/2012.
Fidning aid written Carrie Hintz 07/17/2012.
2012-07-18 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Iris Owens (1929-2008) was a writer, native New Yorker, and Barnard alumna. She moved to Paris in the 1950s and began writing pornography under the pseudonym Harriet Daimler for Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press. Owens' first novel to be published under her own name, After Claude, was released by Farrar, Strauss& Giroux in 1973 and re-issued by New York Review of Books in 2010.