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Richard M. Elman Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Elman, Richard M.
Title: Richard M. Elman Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1956-1993
Quantity: 5.5 linear ft.
Abstract: American author, novelist, poet. Collection contains correspondence (1956-1992); typescript essays, lectures, novels, poems, stories; and memorabilia, including financial and legal material, clippings, reviews, and photographs.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Richard Elman (1932-1997) was an American author, novelist and poet. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1955 and studied creative writing at Stanford, after which he embarked on a literary career producing novels, nonfiction, essays, book reviews, poetry and other pieces. He also worked as a journalist in Central America and taught creative writing at several institutions, including Bennington College, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence, the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame, and Stony Brook University.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Richard Elman Papers includes correspondence (1956-1992); typescript essays, lectures, novels, poems, stories; and memorabilia, including financial and legal material, clippings, reviews, and photographs.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Restricted.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Elman, Richard M.

Subjects

American literature -- 20th century.
American poetry -- 20th century.
Authors, American.
Novelists, American.
Poets, American.

Genres and Forms

Book reviews.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Essays.
Manuscripts for publication.
Photographs.
Poems.

Occupations

Authors.
Novelists.
Poets.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Richard M. Elman Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard Elman.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 25 Aug 1993
Revision history: 11 May 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Inventory

The item-level inventory for this collection has not yet been converted to electronic format. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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