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Preliminary Guide to the Anita Shreve Papers, 1982-2002

Abstract

Freelance journalist and writer in the United States.

Galley proofs, typescripts, drafts, and notes for Shreve's work. Also includes files from her literary agent.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Anita Shreve papers 1982-2002
Creator
Shreve, Anita
Extent
14.0 Linear Feet, 721 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.

Collection Overview

Collection (Accession 2002-0120) (21 items, 2.4 lin. ft.; dated 1987-2001) comprises primarily page and galley proofs, as well as typescripts for six of Shreve's novels and nonfiction books (1987-2001). The books include The Last Time They Met,Fortune's Rocks,Strange Fits of Passion,The Weight of Water,Remaking Motherhood,and Resistance.

Addition (Accession 2002-0136) (300 items; 10.80 lin. ft.; dated [ca. 1989]-2002) consists primarily of typescript and hand-written drafts, proofs, hand-written notes, and research for novels by Shreve ([ca. 1989]-2002), including Fortune's Rocks,The Pilot's Wife,Sea Glass,and The Weight of Water. Addition also includes editor and publisher correspondence, contracts, and royalty statements (1992-1993).

Addition (Accession 2003-0222) (3 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 2002-2003) consists of the typescript (with editing marks) and master proof of Shreve's novel All He Ever Wanted (2003), along with a piece of correspondence from the publisher.

Addition (Accession 2011-0059) (400 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1982-1995) contains files about Shreve kept by Virginia Barber, her literary agent. Includes correspondence between them as well as Barber's correspondence and other materials promoting Shreve's work.

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Contents of the Collection

Page and galley proofs for The Last Time They Met,2000-2001
Box 1
Page and galley proofs for Fortune's Rocks,1999-2000
Box 1
Page and galley proofs for Fortune's Rocks,1999-2000
Box 2
Three sets of page proofs for Strange Fits of Passion,1991
Box 2
Little, Brown catalog, 2001; Two publicity items for The Last Time They Met and Fortune's Rocks
Box 2
Typed draft for Remaking Motherhood,1987-1988
Box 3
Page and galley proofs for Resistance,1995-1996
Box 3
Page and two galley proofs for The Weight of Water,1997
Box 3
Page and two galley proofs for The Weight of Water,1997
Box 4
Page proofs for Strange Fits of Passion,1991
Box 4
Notes and drafts of The Pilot's Wife,1996-1997 and undated
Box 1-3
Drafts of The Weight of Water, undated
Box 3
Proofs of The Pilot's Wife, undated
Box 4
Proof and copyedited manuscript of The Last Time They Met,2000
Box 4
Proofs, drafts, notes, and research for Sea Glass,2002
Box 5-7
Proofs of The Weight of Water,1996
Box 8
Drafts, proofs, and notes for Sea Glass, [ca. 2000]
Box 8
Drafts and notes for Sea Glass, [ca. 2000]
Box 9-11
Drafts and notes for Eden Close, undated
Box 12
Drafts and notes for Strange Fits of Passion, undated
Box 12
Contracts correspondence, 1992-1993
Box 13
Notes and research, undated
Box 13
Contracts and royalty statements, 1992-1993
Box 13
Notes, research, and drafts of The Weight of Water,[ca. 1995]
Box 14-15
Drafts of The Weight of Water,[ca. 1995]
Box 16
Drafts and research for Fortune's Rocks, undated
Box 16
Drafts of Fortune's Rocks, undated
Box 17
Drafts of Fortune's Rocks, undated
Box 18
Drafts of Where or When, undated
Box 18

Addition (2003-0222) (3 items, 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 2002-2003) consists of the typescript (with editing marks) and master proof of Shreve's novel All He Ever Wanted(2003), along with a piece of correspondence from the publisher.

All He Ever Wanted typescript
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1

Addition (Accession 2011-0059) (400 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1982-1995) contains files about Shreve kept by Virginia Barber, her literary agent. Includes correspondence between them as well as Barber's correspondence and other materials promoting Shreve's work. Arranged chronologically.

Files, 1982-1995
Box 1

Historical Note

American freelance journalist and writer (1986-present). Born 1946. Formerly deputy director of Viva magazine; affiliated with US and Newsweek. Winner of the O. Henry Award.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Anita Shreve Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2002, 2003, and 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Danielle McGregor

Completed October 31, 2002

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan

Updated by Meghan Lyon, May 2011

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

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

Accessions included in this finding aid: 2002-0120, 2002-0136, 2003-0222, 2011-0059