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Preliminary Guide to the Robert Bausch Papers, ca. 1968-1999

Collection Overview

This collection documents the professional and creative life of writer and teacher Robert Bausch. Materials include handwritten, typed, and electronic (computerized) drafts of published and unpublished novels and essays, including The Gypsy Man, On the Way Home, Almighty Me, For God's Sake, and A Hole in the Earth; galleys and corrected proofs of his published novels; incoming andoutgoing correspondence--including copies of electronic mail--with writers, editors, readers,students, and family; a few typescripts of works by others; book and movie contracts and royalty statements; andaudiocassette tapes of Bausch's class discussions and readings by authorsGeorge Garrett, Bausch, and Bausch's twin brother Richard Bausch.

(15 tapes) (2500 manuscript items) (31 disks) (893 computer files)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert Bausch papers ca. 1968-1999
Creator
Bausch, Robert
Extent
4.9 Linear Feet , 3408 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Some of the materials in this collection are not immediately accessible, because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library to use this collection. Technical Services staff need to remove material from envelopes and make use copies of audio tapes.

Correspondence and writings

Includes personal and professional correspondence; book reviews of Bausch's work; essays and short stories; Life Thus Far, a published autobiography; and drafts and proofs of thenovels The Gypsy Man, On the Way Home, and Almighty Me.

[31 computer disks were removed from this box and migrated to the electronic records server.]

Box 1
Correspondence, book and movie contracts, and writings

Includes correspondence, including from his students; book and movie contracts and royalty statements; school essays and other writings, including manuscripts and proofs of For God's Sake and Almighty Me.

Box 2
Writings and audio tapes

Drafts and proofs of Almighty Me and A Hole in the Earth

Audio tapes of class discussions and readings by George Garrett, Bausch, and Bausch's twin brother Richard Bausch, 1989-1993

Box 3
First completed final draft of A Hole in the Earth.
Box 4

Historical Note

Robert Bausch is the author of four published novels and a collection of short stories. Born in 1945, he was raised in northern Virginia and lives in Stafford Virginia.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Bausch Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2000

Processing Information

Processed by Ruth E. Bryan

Completed January 11, 2001

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials have not been ordered and described beyond their original condition.