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Guide to the Virginia Barber Literary Agency Records, 1975-2003

Abstract

Virginia Barber became a literary agent in 1971 and opened her own agency in 1974. The Virginia Barber Literary Agency was sold to the William Morris Agency in 2001. Among the authors she represented have been Rosellen Brown, Andrew Delbanco, James Dodson, Sue Monk Kidd, Peter Mayle, Alice Munro, David Nasaw, Anita Shreve, and Anne Rivers Siddons. She has served on the Board and as President of Women’s Media Group and on the Boards of Literacy Partners, Duke University Libraries, and Poets and Writers.

The collection includes client files and correspondence for the VBLA's many clients during the late 1970s through the early 2000s. There are also legal and financial materials, correspondence files with other agencies and publishers, including Virago Books, and materials from Barber's work with professional organizations such as the Independent Literary Agents Association. Notable clients represented in this collection include Peter Mayle, Anita Shreve, MacDonald Harris, and Paul Ehrlich.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Virginia Barber Literary Agency.
Title
Virginia Barber Literary Agency records, 1975-2003
Language of Material
English
Extent
52.5 Linear Feet, 40,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes client files and correspondence for the VBLA's many clients during the late 1970s through the early 2000s. There are also legal and financial materials, correspondence files with other agencies and publishers, including Virago Books, and materials from Barber's work with professional organizations such as the Independent Literary Agents Association. Notable clients represented in this collection include Peter Mayle, Anita Shreve, MacDonald Harris, and Paul Ehrlich.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted: Access to legal and financial files (such as contracts and royalty statements) will require written permission from the client, for the life of the client.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48-hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

The Client Correspondence series contains files kept by the Virginia Barber Literary Agency on each of its clients, and occasional potential clients or non-clients, while they were active with the agency between 1978 and the sale of VBLA in 2001. Some files extend to 2003 and overlap the VBLA's acquisition by the William Morris Agency.

Most files include correspondence between Barber and her staff, the client, and various publishers and editors who reviewed the client's work and considered publication. Some files include drafts or proposals shared by the client. Occasionally, files include clippings, press coverage, or publicity materials created by the publisher for particular books or publications. All offical legal and financial documents have been removed from this series to the Legal and Financial Materials series, which has some access restrictions. A small selection of files from non-clients and editors is included at the end of this series.

Abbott, Dorothy, 1985-1986, 1988-1990
2 folders
Box 1
Abelson, Edward, 1990
Box 1
Ackerman, Diane, 2000-2003
3 folders
Box 1
Adams, Gail Galloway, 1986, 1988
Box 1
Acocella, Marisa, 1997
Box 1
Allitt, Patrick, 1988
Box 1
Allison, Eric and Mary Ann, 1988-1989
Box 1
Allport, Susan, 1986-2003
4 folders
Box 1
Anderson, Douglas, 1993-1994
Box 1
Anderson, Rex, 1984-1987
2 folders
Box 1
Armstrong, Jon, 1988
Box 1
Ascher, Barbara, 1992-1993
Box 1
Attanasio, A. A., 1984-1995
3 folders
Box 1
Aujderheide, Pat, 1987
Box 1
Bacon, Charlotte, 2001-2003
Box 1
Bagdasarian, Adan, 2001-2002
Box 1
Bailey, Hilary, 1985, 1988-1990
Box 1
Barker, Pat, 1983-1996
2 folders
Box 1
Barrett, Judith, 1985-1987
Box 1
Barscocchini, Peter, 1979-2002
8 folders
Box 1
Benderly, Beryl, 1983-1990
2 folders
Box 2
Bengis, Ingrid, 1998
Box 2
Beranbaum, Rose, 1984-1989, 1996
Box 2
Berger, John J., 1994-1998
2 folders
Box 2
Bills, Greg, 1993
Box 2
Bingham, Rob, 1993-1997
Box 2
Blackburn, Julia, 1990-1991
Box 2
Blakeslee, Sandra, 1986-1998
3 folders
Box 2
Blackford, Charles, 1984
Box 2
Boas, Jacob, 1993-1995
Box 2
Bodo, Peter, 1985
Box 2
Brady, Kathleen, 1992-1995
Box 2
Braestrup, Kate, 1988-1989
Box 2
Brandon, Jay, 1984-1997
9 folders
Box 2
Breasted, Mary, 1986-1991
Box 2
Bregman, Alice, 1984-1988
2 folders
Box 2
Brenner, Leslie, 1990-1994
2 folders
Box 2
Brookfield, William, 1986-1990
Box 3
Brown, Alan, 1983-1994
3 folders
Box 3
Brown, Michael, 1980-1987
2 folders
Box 3
Brown, Rosellen, 1980-2001
7 folders
Box 3
Broyard, Sandy, 1997
Box 3
Brummels, J. V., 1986
Box 3
Burke, Martyn, 1988-1997
3 folders
Box 3
Burnett, Allison, 2001-2002
Box 3
Byham, William, 1990-1998
3 folders
Box 3
Byrd, Max, 1983-1995
5 folders
Box 3
Byrd, Max, 1996-2003
2 folders
Box 4
Carter, Robert, 1988-1990
Box 4
Carynnyck, Marco, 1975-1979
Box 4
Casten, George, 1997
Box 4
Cates, David, 2001-2002
Box 4
Cather, Willa, 1989
Box 4
Chabon, Michael, 1990-1994
Box 4
Chace, Rebecca, 1998
Box 4
Chagall, David, 1985
Box 4
Chamberlain, Diane, 1993-2003
3 folders
Box 4
Chase, Deborah, 1985-1986
Box 4
Cheetham, Mic, 1983-1984
Box 4
Chertow, Marian, 1996
Box 4
Clancy, John, 1980-1988
Box 4
Clay, Grady, 1985-1986
Box 4
Clynes, Manfred, 1991
Box 4
Cochrane, Mick, 1996-1998
3 folders
Box 4
Cohen, Judith Beth, 1984
Box 4
Cohn, Rachel, 2002-2003
Box 4
Cole, K. C., 1989-2003
3 folders
Box 4
Collins, Carol, 1986
Box 4
Collins, Tony, 1989-1990
Box 4
Conrad, Brad, 1984-1985
Box 4
Cooley, Mayilyn, 1987
Box 4
Coram, Robert, 1997-1999
2 folders
Box 4
Coyle, Beverly, 1988-2003
4 folders
Box 4
Craig, Peter, 1993
Box 5
Cravens, Gwyneth, 1980-1991
3 folders
Box 5
Cummins, Ann, 1993-1996
Box 5
Custen, George, 1993-2003
Box 5
D'Ambrosio, Charlie, 1993-1994
Box 5
Daniel, Mark, 1988-1993
2 folders
Box 5
Daniels, Kate, 1983-1989
Box 5
Danziger, Danny, 1989
Box 5
Davis, Hope Hale, 1984-1985
Box 5
Daugharty, Jarica, 1996-2001
Box 5
DeChristofero, Ron, 1979-1980
Box 5
DeGeneres, Betty, 1998
Box 5
Delbanco, Andrew, 1993-2002
3 folders
Box 5
Dew, Robb Forman, 1986-1992
2 folders
Box 5
Dodson, James, 1981-2003
7 folders
Box 5
Dooley, Susan, 1980-1991
2 folders
Box 6
Doty, Carolyn, 1986-1995
2 folders
Box 6
Druett, Joan, 1988-1989
Box 6
Drummond, Emma, 1990
Box 6
Egan, Jennifer, 1990-1995
2 folders
Box 6
Ehrlich, Paul and Anne, 1980-2003
12 folders
Box 6
Eichler, Glenn, 1994-1995
Box 6
Eichler, Mim, 1994-1995
Box 6
Ellis, Charles, 1983-1984
Box 6
Ellison, Emily, 1989-1992
Box 6
Emery, Thomas, 1986
Box 6
Engel, Charlotte, 1992
Box 6
Engel, Marian, 1981-1988
2 folders
Box 6
Fairbairns, Zoe, 1982-1990
2 folders
Box 6
Farhi, Moris, 1988-1989
Box 6
Ferrigno, Robert, 1993-1994
Box 6
Findley, Timothy, 1990-1993
2 folders
Box 6
Findley, Timothy, 1993-1995
2 folders
Box 7
Fitch, Stona, 1990-1993
Box 7
Flad, Barbel, 1989
Box 7
Frush, Jim, 1988
Box 7
Flaste, Richard, 1983-1988
Box 7
Forche, Carolyn, 1981-2003
3 folders
Box 7
Forward, Susan, 2001-2003
2 folders
Box 7
Frank, Katherine, 1990-1994, 2001-2003
3 folders
Box 7
Freeman, David, 2001
Box 7
Friedman, Mickey, 1991-1994
2 folders
Box 7
Gadd, Laurence, 1985
Box 7
Gadol, Peter, 1988-1989
Box 7
Galinsky, Ellen, 1980-2003
5 folders
Box 7
Gallman, Kuki, 1990-1992
Box 7
Gandal, Keith, 1990-1994
Box 7
Garner, Helen, 1980-1993
2 folders
Box 7
Gaston, Paul, 2001
Box 7
Gaussen, Sylvia, 2001-2002
Box 7
Geary, Patricia, 1984-1992
3 folders
Box 7
Gee, Sue, 1985, 1988
Box 8
Gentry, Lynwood, 1987-1988
Box 8
Geyer, Nancy, 1984-1986
Box 8
Gillespie, Joanne, 1989
Box 8
Gillespie, Larrian, 1984-1990
3 folders
Box 8
Gingher, Marianne, 1980-1993
5 folders
Box 8
Goldberg, Rita, 1989
Box 8
Goodwin, Michael, 1978-1989
4 folders
Box 8
Gould, Jodie, 1995
Box 8
Grant, Linda, 1992-1994
Box 8
Gregoria, Vahe, 2001
Box 8
Gustaitis, Rasa, 1985-1986
Box 8
Guy, David, 1980-1994
5 folders
Box 8
Haas, Barbara, 1985-1986
Box 8
Hall, June, 1981-1982
Box 8
Hall, Oakley, 2000-2003
2 folders
Box 8
Hammond, Diane, 1986, 1992
Box 8
Hardie, Sean, 1989-1993
Box 8
Harrington, Mary, 1986
Box 8
Harris, Diane, 1983-1989
Box 8
Harris, MacDonald, 1980-1993
12 folders
Box 9
Harvor, Beth, 1984-1985
Box 9
Havazelet, Ehud, 2000-2002
Box 9
Haviland, David, 1982-1983, 1989
Box 9
Hawke, Ethan, 1994-1995
Box 9
Hayes, Elliott, 1984-1985
Box 9
Hayes, John, 1985
Box 9
Hazard, Edith, 1992-1994
Box 9
Hechinger, Grace, 1991
Box 9
Henderson, Bill, 1984-1991
3 folders
Box 9
van Herk, Aritha, 1980-1995
5 folders
Box 9
von Herzen, Lane, 1990-1994
2 folders
Box 10
Heyn, Dalma, 1990-1995
2 folders
Box 10
Hill, Rebecca, 1981-1989
2 folders
Box 10
von Hoffman, Nicholas, 1980-1993
8 folders
Box 10
Hogrefe, Jeffrey, 1982-1986
Box 10
Holton, Felicia, 1985-1986
Box 10
Homans, John, 1988
Box 10
Hoover, Thomas, 1980-1992
7 folders
Box 10
Horwitt, Sanford, 1992
Box 10
House, Adrian, 1989-1992
Box 10
Huddle, David, 1993-1995
Box 10
Hummer, Terry, 1990-1993
Box 10
Hune, Marsha, 1992-1995
2 folders
Box 11
Humphries, Jenny Stone, 1985-1986
Box 11
Imperato, Pascal (Pat), 1980-1987
Box 11
Janus, Sam, 1980
Box 11
Jiles, Paulette, 1993-1995
Box 11
Jolliffe, Gary, 1986, 1989
Box 11
de Jonge, Alex, 1989-1993
2 folders
Box 11
Joseph, Jim, 2001
Box 11
Juska, Jane, 2002-2003
2 folders
Box 11
Kafka, Kimberly, 1985
Box 11
Kagan, Elaine, 2001-2003
2 folders
Box 11
Kalpakian, Laura, 1984-1987
2 folders
Box 11
Kamen, Robert, 1981
Box 11
Kaufman, Pamela, 1994-1995
Box 11
Kaufman, Wallace, 1980, 1985
Box 11
Kavaler, Rebecca, 1985
Box 11
Kidd, Lucy Armstrong, 1988-1995
3 folders
Box 11
Kidd, Sue Monk, 2001-2003
3 folders
Box 11
Kiernan, Fran, 1990-1994, 2001-2003
Box 11
Kittredge, Bill, and Steven Krauzer, 1980-1981
Box 11
Kittredge, William, 1982-1984
Box 11
Komamicki, Todd, 1993-1995
2 folders
Box 11
Knowlton, Winthrop, 1990-1991
Box 11
Kogel, Joe, 1989
Box 11
Korn, Peter, 1993-1995
Box 11
Krauzer, Steven, 1983-1996
7 folders
Box 12
Krizan, Karen, 1990-1991
Box 12
Kurland, Helene, 1994-1995
Box 12
Laiken, Diedre, 1993
Box 12
Landau, David, 1989-1991
Box 12
Landers, Jonathon, 1987-1989
Box 12
La Puma, Salvatore, 1989-1991
Box 12
Larmore, Phoebe, 1980-1989
Box 12
Larsen, Karen, 2001-2003
2 folders
Box 12
Lauber, Lynn, 1991-1992
Box 12
Law-Yone, Wendy, 1995
Box 12
Lee, Susan, 1984-1995
2 folders
Box 12
Leebron, Fred, 1995
Box 12
Leimbach, Marti, 1989-1996
5 folders
Box 12
Lentricchia, Melissa, 1989-1991
Box 12
Levant, Ron, 1987-1992
Box 12
Levine, Ann, 1987-1992
Box 12
Levine, Faye, 1987-1989
Box 12
Levine, Jo Ann, 1985
Box 12
Lieber, James, 1980-1995
4 folders
Box 13
Lingeman, Richard, 1992-1995, 2001-2003
3 folders
Box 13
Lipman, Elinor, 2001-2003
2 folders
Box 13
Lipman-Bluman, Jean, 1986-1989
Box 13
Lipsky, David, 1990-1995
Box 13
Lipsyte, Robert, 2001-2003
3 folders
Box 13
Lone, Pat, 1986
Box 13
Louie, Elaine, 1980-1989
2 folders
Box 13
Lucas, Russell, 1989-1990
Box 13
Luceino, James, 1986
Box 13
Lynch, Jack, 1985-1987
Box 13
Lynch, Sarah-Kate, 2001-2003
Box 13
MacCracken, Mary, 1989
Box 13
Mackenzie, Norman, 1985-1987
Box 13
Maguire, John, 2001-2002
Box 13
Mallon, Thomas, 1986
Box 13
Markson, Elaine, 1980-1984
Box 13
Marston, Stephanie, 1993-1994
Box 13
Mason, Anita, 1991-1992
Box 13
Mattlin, Everett, 1993-1994
Box 13
May, Lary and Elaine, 1980
Box 13
Mayle, Peter, 1980-1985
4 folders
Box 13
Mayle, Peter, 1985-2003
16 folders
Box 14
Mayle, Simon, 1992-1994
Box 14
McCauley, Gerry, 1984
Box 14
McMillan, Robin, 1995
Box 14
McWatt, Tessa, 2003
Box 14
Messecar, Carol Ann, 1994-1996
Box 14
Meyerowitz, Steven, 1986
Box 14
Mickle, Sherry, 1989-1993
Box 14
Mickle, Shelley Fraser, 1993-1995
Box 14
Miller, Casey, and Kate Swift, 1978-1992
5 folders
Box 15
Miller, Cheryl, 1995
Box 15
Miller, Douglas and Marion Nowak,1979-1980
Box 15
Miller, Theresa, 1980-1987
2 folders
Box 15
Mitchell, David and Cathy, 1980-1984
Box 15
Mitchell, Greg, 1985
Box 15
Mitchell, Reid, 1986
Box 15
Noel, Chris, 1986
Box 15
Monaco, James, 1980-1994
2 folders
Box 15
Motz, Julie, 1992
Box 15
Murray, Yxta Maya, 2001-2003
2 folders
Box 15
Myers, Norman, 1982-1994, 2002
6 folders
Box 15
Nasaw, David, 1991, 2001-2003
2 folders
Box 15
Nashord, James, 2002-2003
Box 15
Neely, Jessica, 1992
Box 15
Neville, Suran, 1988-1989
Box 15
Nodal, Maxine, 1987
Box 15
Norwood, Christopher, 1980-1986
2 folders
Box 15
Nowak, Marion, 1979
Box 15
Ornstein, Robert, 1982-1991
3 folders
Box 15
Owen, Ursula, 1983-1985
Box 15
Parrish, Tim, 1995-1997
Box 15
Perrin, Ursula, 1980, 1985
Box 15
Pexa, Efriede, 1979-1982
Box 15
Pulger, John, 1990
Box 15
Pinfold, Wallace, 1992
Box 15
Pizzey, Erin, 1987
Box 16
Pope, Lois, 1989
Box 16
Powers, Richard Gid, 1989-2002
Box 16
Powledge, Fred, 1985
Box 16
Prados, John, 1985-1987
Box 16
Rajkovia, Rosa, 1985
Box 16
Redd, Joanne, 1985-1988
Box 16
Reit, Seymour, 1980-1994
3 folders
Box 16
Rhett, Kathryn, 1995
Box 16
Robertson, Mary Elsie, 1981-1994
2 folders
Box 16
Robson, Lucia St. Clair, 1984-2003
5 folders
Box 16
Rose, Frank, 1980-1989
3 folders
Box 16
Rosenberg, John, 1980-1988
Box 16
Russel, Frank, 1980-1987
2 folders
Box 16
Salaman, Nicholas, 1990
Box 17
Sanders, Marlene, 1987
Box 17
Scarr, Sandra, 1987-1992
3 folders
Box 17
Schaeffer, Neil, 1990-1992
Box 17
Schaeffer, Susan, 1986-1994
5 folders
Box 17
Schell, Jessie, 1980-1986
Box 17
Schlaks, Max, 2001-2001
Box 17
Schultz, Vicki, 2001-2003
2 folders
Box 17
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon, 1979-1993
5 folders
Box 17
Schwenkmeyer, Barry, and Carmen Lynch, 1979-1990
Box 17
Scott, Jeremy, 1986-1987
Box 17
Scovall, Jane, 1984-1987
Box 17
Seidel, Phyllis, 1980
Box 17
Settle, Mary Lee, 1990-1994
2 folders
Box 17
Shafner, Ron, 1986
Box 17
Shapiro, Erin, 1983-1985
Box 17
Shapiro, Miles, 1990
Box 17
Shields, Carol, 1980-1983
Box 17
Shreve, Anita, 1985-1992, 2001-2003
3 folders
Box 18
Siddons, Anne Rives, 1986-1994, 2001-2003
9 folders
Box 18
Siddons, Heyward, 1987
Box 18
Skaggs, Calvin and Merrill, 1980-1995
3 folders
Box 18
Sloane, Arthur, 1989
Box 18
Sloman, Evelyne, 1984-1986
Box 18
Smith, Dinitia, 1984-1995
3 folders
Box 18
Smith, Patrick, 1991-1992
Box 18
Smith, Timothy, 1992
Box 18
Spark, Deborah, 1991-1992
Box 19
Sparkman, Brandon, 1980
Box 19
Spencer, Elizabeth, 1984-1994
5 folders
Box 19
Stallings, Penny, 1984-1985
Box 19
Sperling, Susan, 1980
Box 19
Steinberg, Laurence, 1986-1992, 2001-2003
2 folders
Box 19
Stenton, William, 1994
Box 19
Stewart, Susan, 1986
Box 19
Stoddard, A., 1993
Box 19
Stone, Elizabeth, 1983
Box 19
Stranahan, Susan, 1985
Box 19
Strasser, Susan, 1984-1988
Box 19
Summer, Bob, 1986
Box 19
Swan, Mary, 2001-2003
Box 19
Szykitka, Walter, 1985
Box 19
Tennant, Emma, 1988
Box 19
Throckmorton, Peter, 1980-1990
Box 19
Tine, Robert, 1980-1986
Box 19
Tippins, Elizabeth, 1992-1995
Box 19
Tobar, Hektor, 1995
Box 19
Toledano, Rouhlac, 1987-1990
Box 19
Tournier, Jacques, 1989
Box 19
Trecker, Janice, 1985
Box 19
Tseo, George, 1993-1994
Box 19
Tyler, Sandra, 1992
Box 19
Vargas, Alberto, 1978-1984
Box 19
Verghese, Abraham, 1992
Box 19
Voss, Tom, 1979-1986
Box 19
Wales, Michael, 1981-1985
Box 19
Waller, Leslie, 1988-1989
2 folders
Box 19
Walsh, Lynn, 1987
Box 19
Walsh, Patricia, 1984-1985
Box 19
Ware, Ciji, 1994-1995
Box 19
Wasserman Miller, Norma, 1991
Box 19
Wedeman, Sara, 1986
Box 19
Weirather, Larry, 1985
Box 19
White, Antonia, 1977-1981
Box 19
White, Susan, 2001-2003
Box 19
Wiebe, Ruth, 1990
Box 19
Wier, Allen, 1989
Box 19
Wilford, John Noble, 1988-1991
Box 19
Willey, Margaret, 1986-1988
Box 20
Wisniewski, Mark, 1991-1994
Box 20
Witt, Dorothy, 1986
Box 20
Wolk, Michael, 1984-1988
Box 20
Wood, Peter, 1980
Box 20
Wortis, Avi, 1984
Box 20
Wreszin, Michael, 1986
Box 20
Wright, Daphne, 1988-1990
Box 20
Wright, John, 1981
Box 20
Wright, L. R. (Bunny), 1983-1996, 2001-2003
9 folders
Box 20
Wyler, Susan, 1979-1988
Box 20
Young, Jeffrey, 1991-1994
2 folders
Box 20
Zevin, Dan, 1993-1994
Box 20
Zhang Jie, 1986-1988
Box 20
Non-clients, 1986-1991
Box 20
Non-clients, 1990-1992
4 folders
Box 20
Non-clients, 1991-1993
Box 20
Non-clients, 1992
Box 20
Non-clients, 1993
2 folders
Box 20
Non-clients, 1994
Box 20
Non-clients, 1995
Box 20
Editors, 1987-1989
Box 20

The Agent Correspondence Series documents the VBLA's relationship with partner literary agents and agencies, largely abroad, as they worked to recruit and sell literary contracts. Files include correspondence covering multiple clients, as well as the status of various literary works and contracts with various publishers overseas. Heavily represented is the VBLA's parnership with Lydia Galton's agency, whose files have been arranged by client name. This series also includes the VBLA's materials related to film adaptations of their clients' works.

Antonelli, Antonella, 1987-1992
Box 21
Balcells, Carmen, 1984-1987
Box 21
Campbell, Maria, 1985-1988
Box 21
Coleman, Pat, 1984-1987
Box 21
Coleman, Smith and Claypool, 1984-1985
Box 21
Creative Artists Agency, 1984
Box 21
Eady, Toby, 1988-1992
Box 21
Elfriede, Pexa, 1983-1987
Box 21
Film correspondence, 1985-1995
5 folders
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Avery, Martha: 1987-1990
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Barker, A.L., 1987-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Barraclough, June, 1986-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Bielski, Nella, 1986-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Bowling, Harry, 1988-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Chun-Chan Yeh, 1986-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Collange, Christiane, 1985-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Davis, Jennifer, 1986-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Druett, Joan, 1986-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Dunbar, Maureen, 1985-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Duo Duo, 1989-1990
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Frank, Katherine, 1986-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Fyfield, Frances, 1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Gee, Sue, 1989-1990
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Houying, Dai, 1984-1986
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Ingoldby, Grace, 1984-1986
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: LeVernoy, Alec, 1987-1988
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Lewinski, Jorge, 1987
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Marsh, Jan, 1986-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Mason, Anita, 1990
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Mayle, Peter, 1993
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Montero, Gloria, 1990
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Pan, Lynn, 1985-1990
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh, 1990
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Zhang Xianliang, 1988-1989
Box 21
Galton, Lydia: Wright, Daphne, 1989-1990
Box 21
Irving, Janet Turnbull, 1992-1993
Box 21
Japan UNI, 1983-1988
Box 21
Kavanagh, Jennifer, 1988-1995
4 folders
Box 21
Lapautre, Michelle, 1983-1989
Box 21
Liepman Agency, 1984-1989
Box 21
McInerney Associates, 1987-1988
Box 21
Sane, Lennert, 1979-1992
Box 22
Siegel, Rosalie, 1988
Box 22
Stein, Abner, 1981-1994
4 folders
Box 22

This series contains Virginia Barber's personal files from her work with various literary organizations, including the Association of Authors' Representatives, the Independent Literary Agents Association, and the Women's Media Group.

Association of Authors' Representatives, general, 1991-1992
Box 22
Association of Authors' Representatives, Board minutes, 1992-1993
Box 22
Association of Authors' Representatives Board, 1993
Box 22
Association of Authors' Representatives, general, 1994
Box 22
Association of Authors' Representatives Board, 1994
Box 22
Association of Authors' Representatives, meeting, 1995
Box 22
Association of Authors' Representatives, insurance, 1995
Box 22
Canada Book Week: Adams, Paul, 1985
Box 22
Drew University Board of Visitors, 1993-1995
Box 22
Frankfurt Book Fair, 1989
Box 22
Independent Literary Agents Association, 1975-1990
5 folders
Box 22
Women's Media Group, 1978-1981
Box 22
Women's Media Group, 1985
Box 22
Women's Media Group, membership committee, 1985
Box 22
Women's Media Group, 1992
Box 22
Writer's Union of Canada, 1981
Box 22

Materials in the Administrative Files series include general agency correspondence, calendars, and materials documenting the sale of the VBLA to William Morris Agency, 2001-2003.

Correspondence, 1989-1992
3 folders
Box 23
Sale of Virginia Barber Literary Agency to William Morris Agency, 2001-2003
Box 23
Calendars, 1993-2000

Desk calendars for the years 1993, 1996-2000.

Box 23

Miscellaneous personal files maintained by Virginia Barber.

Barber, Virginia, 1980-1991
Box 23
Barber, Virginia, 1998
Box 23
Barber, Virginia, undated
Box 23
Evans, Mary, 1979-1984
Box 23
Evans, Mary, 1986-1987
Box 23
Franklin, John Hope gala, 2000-2001
Box 23
Indiana antiques, 1986
Box 23
Leake, P.D., 1984-1985
Box 23
Public relations, 1988
Box 23
Puttnam, David, 1987-1988
Box 23
William Morris Agency retirement party, 2003
Box 23

During the early 1980s, the VBLA represented Virago Books, a UK publisher, and attempted to find partnerships and contracts for British books from Virago to be published in the United States. This series includes general correspondence, files for various Virago titles, and materials from some of Virago's partnerships with other publishers such as Viking or Dial Press.

Virago titles are arranged alphabetically by book title; partnerships with other publishers are arranged chronologically; and general correspondence is included at the end of the series.

A Revolutionary Woman, by Sheila Fugard, 1984-1985
Box 23
A Star is Torn, by R. Archer and D. Simmonds, 1986-1987
Box 23
A Woman, by Sibilla Aleramo, 1978-1981
Box 23
A Woman's Touch, by I. Anscombe, 1980-1985
Box 23
Adorned in Dreams, by E. Wilson, 1985-1988
Box 23
Apple in the Dark, by Clarice Lispector, 1984-1985
Box 23
Beatrice Webb Diaries, 1980-1984
Box 23
Bombers and Mash, by Raines Mins, 1981
Box 23
Close Company, by C. Park and C. Heaton, 1987-1989
Box 23
Collected Poems and Prose of Charlotte Mew, 1981-1982
Box 23
Deborah, by Esther Kreitman, 1984
Box 23
Diaries of Hannah Cullwick, 1984
Box 23
Dreams and Dilemmas, by S. Rowbotham, 1983-1988
Box 23
Eternity's Sunrise, by Marion Milner, 1988
Box 23
Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale, ed. by M. Vicinus and B. Nergaard, 1988
Box 23
Every Move You Make, by Alison Fell, 1983
Box 23
Fathers: Reflections by Daughters, ed. By Ursula Owen, 1983-1984
Box 24
Going a Governessing, by Kathryn Hughes, 1987-1988
Box 24
Hannie Richards, by Hilary Bailey, 1984-1987
Box 24
Heart of the Race, by B. Bryan et al., 1985-1986
Box 24
Higher, Faster, Further, by Adrienne Blue, 1987-1988
Box 24
In Our Grandmother's Footsteps, by J. Clarke and J. Parkin, 1984-1985
Box 24
Innocent Flowers: Women in Edwardian Theater, by Julia Holledge, 1981
Box 24
Is the Future Female?, by Lynne Segal, 1987
Box 24
Kissing the Rod: Anthology of 17th Century Verse, 1988-1989
Box 24
Ladies' Screen Companion, 1987-1988
Box 24
Landscape for a Good Woman, by Carolyn Steedman, 1985-1987
Box 24
Letters of Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murray, ed. by Cherry Hankin, 1987-1988
Box 24
Mulberry Tree, by E. Bowen, 1985-1987
Box 24
Naming the Waves, ed. by Christian McEwen, 1989
Box 24
No Mate for the Magpie, by Frances Molloy, 1984-1986
Box 24
Offside, by Gisela Elsner, 1985
Box 24
Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists by Jan Marsh and Pamela Nunn, 1988
Box 24
Semi-attached Couple and Semi-detached House, by Emily Eden, 1982
Box 24
Ship of Widows, by I. Grekova, 1984-1985
Box 24
Sweet Desserts, by Lucy Ellmann, 1988
Box 24
Tea and Tranquillizers, by Diane Harpwood, 1981
Box 24
Testament of a Generation, by Vera Brittain, 1985-1987
Box 24
That Long Silence, by Shashi Deshpande, 1988
Box 24
The Bad Fox, by Alison Fell, 1987-1988
Box 24
The Holiday, etc., by Stevie Smith, 1981-1986
Box 24
The Men's Room, by Ann Oakley, 1988-1989
Box 24
The Other Bloomsbury, by V.L. Smyers and G. Hanscombe, 1983-1984
Box 24
The Sleeping Beauty, by E. Taylor, 1983
Box 24
The Tiger's Milk, by F. MacIntosh and A. Angel, 1986
Box 24
The Upstair's People, by Jennifer Dawson, 1987-1988
Box 24
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories, ed. by R. Dalby, 1987
Box 24
Tickle my Fancy, 1981-1982
Box 24
Truth, Dare, or Promise, ed. by Liz Heron, 1985
Box 24
Wave me Goodbye, 1988
Box 24
Wayward Girls and Wicked Women, by Angela Carter, 1987-1988
Box 24
Wigan Pier Revisited, by Beatrix Campbell, 1984
Box 24
Union Street, by Pat Barker, 1982-1984
Box 24
Virtue of Necessity, by Elaine Hobby, 1988
Box 24
Winter in the Morning, by Janina Bauman, 1985-1986
Box 24
Women in Society, 1981
Box 24
You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town, by Zoe Wicomb, 1986-1987
Box 24
Women Under the Influence, by B. McConville, 1983-1985
Box 24
Women Writing About Men, by Jane Miller, 1983
Box 24
Writing Lives, ed. by Mary Chamberlain, 1988
Box 24
Miscellaneous titles
Box 24
Virago-Beacon contract negotiations, 1984-1987
Box 24
Beacon/Virago Travelllers Series, 1987-1988
Box 24
Virago Pioneers series, with Pantheon, 1982-1988
Box 24
Dial Press/Virago Modern Classics, 1979-1986
3 folders
Box 24
Viking/Virago Modern Classics, 1984-1989
3 folders
Box 24
Viking/Virago contract correspondence, 1985
Box 24
Viking/Virago press releases and publicity, 1985-1987
Box 24
Viking/Virago partnership, 1989
Box 24
Virago Non-fiction Classics Series, 1985-1986
Box 24
Virago upstarts, 1987-1988
Box 24
Sales information, 1985 and undated
Box 24
Virago submissions, 1988-1989
Box 24
Information on titles, 1984-1989
Box 24
Callil, Carmen, U.S. trip, 1978-1985
Box 24
Films, 1983
Box 25
General correspondence, 1977-1991
9 folders
Box 25

The Legal and Financial Materials series contains files kept by the Virginia Barber Literary Agency for each of its clients as well as papers relating to other literary agents and publishers. Most files include contracts with clients, outside publishers, and film studios in draft and final states. Files also include receipts for payments, royalty statements, and tax records.

This series has been divided into Restricted and Open Files based on the status of VBLA's clients. The files of clients who are deceased as of 2013 are open and available for researchers. Most of the series, however, falls into the Restricted Files subseries, and are closed for the lifespan of the client.

Legal and financial materials for living clients are closed for the life of the client. Researchers must obtain written permission from the client in order to access these materials.

General VBLA legal/financial papers, 1984-1998
Box 26
Abbott, Dorothy, 1987-1990
Box 26
Ackerman, Diane, 2000-2002
Box 26
Allport, Susan, 1996
Box 26
Attanasio, A. A., 1985
Box 26
Avery, Martha, 1987-1988
Box 26
Bacon, Charlotte, 2001
Box 26
Barker, Pat, 1968
Box 26
Barsocchini, Peter, 1980-2002
2 folders
Box 26
Bauer, Douglas, 1984
Box 26
Benderly, Beryl, 1983-1986
Box 26
Beranbaum, Rose, 1984-1986
Box 26
Blakeslee, Sandra, 1987-2001
2 folders
Box 26
Brady, Kathleen, 1990
Box 26
Brandon, Jay, 1985-1994
Box 26
Brenner, Leslie, undated
Box 26
Brenton, Myron, 1975-1983
Box 26
Brown, Alan, 1984
Box 26
Brown, Michael, 1980-1986
Box 26
Brown, Rosellen, 1987-2002
Box 26
Burke, Martyn, 1992
Box 26
Byham, William, 1990-2002
Box 26
Byrd, Max, 1988-2000
Box 26
Carola, Robert, and Joseph Rechtschaffen, 1979-1986
Box 26
Carynnyk, Marco, 1973-1984
Box 26
Carynnyk, Marco, and Marta Horban, 1977-1982
Box 26
Case, Peggy, 1984-1986
Box 26
Chabon, Michael, 1990
Box 26
Chamberlain, Diane, 1994-2003
Box 26
Chertow, Marian, 1997
Box 26
Clancy, John, 1986
Box 26
Cochrane, Mick, 1998
Box 27
Cody, Joe, Patti Hagan, and George Colbert, 1979-1983
Box 27
Cohen, Judith Beth, 1978-1985
Box 27
Cohn, Rachel, 2002-2003
Box 27
Cole, K. C., 1997-2003
Box 27
Coleman, Smith and Claypool, 1984
Box 27
Conrad, Roberta, 1980-1982
Box 27
Coram, Robert, 1997
Box 27
Coughlan, William, 1970-1979
Box 27
Count, Ellen, 1979-1981
Box 27
Coyle, Beverly, 1993-2000
Box 27
Cravens, Gwyneth, 1980-1986
Box 27
Cronin Jr., Edward, 1975-1985
Box 27
DeChristofero, Ron, 1978-1982
Box 27
Delbanco, Andrew, 1997-2002
Box 27
Dew, Robb Forman, 1988
Box 27
Diggett, Charles, and William Mulligan, 1980-1984
Box 27
Dodson, James, 1981-2003
Box 27
Dooley, Susan, 1981-1982
Box 27
Druett, Joan, 1987
Box 27
Dunbar, Maureen, 1986
Box 27
Eady, Toby, Agency, 1989-1990
Box 27
Eckhardt, Celia Morris, 1975-1980
Box 27
Egan, Jennifer, 1995
Box 27
Ehrlich, Paul and Anne, 1980-2003
Box 27
Ehrlich, Paul and Anne, and Loy Bilderback, 1980
Box 27
Ehrlich, Paul, and Robert Ornstein, 1986
Box 27
Eichler, Mim, 1995
Box 27
Engel, Charlotte, 1990-1992
Box 27
Fairbairns, Zoe, 1984
Box 27
Flaste, Richard, and John Noble Wilford, 1984-1985
Box 27
Fleming, Jennifer Baker, 1975-1979
Box 27
Fleming, Jennifer Baker, and Carolyn Washburne, 1975-1981
Box 27
Forche, Carolyn, 1981-2003
Box 27
Forward, Susan, 1999-2002
Box 27
Frank, Katherine, 1982-2002
Box 27
Friedman, Phillip, and Michael Tanzer, 1975-1977
Box 27
Furie, Kenneth, 1980-1981
Box 27
Gadd, Laurence and Irna, 1982-1985
Box 27
Galinsky, Ellen, 1980-1988
Box 27
Galland, China, 1982
Box 27
Garner, Helen, 1980-1986
Box 27
Gault, John, 1976-1982
Box 27
Gee, Sue, 1991
Box 27
Geyer, Nancy, 1986-1991
Box 27
Gillespie, Larrian, 1987-1994
Box 27
Gingher, Marianne, 1982-1990
Box 27
Goodwin, Michael, 1982-1990
Box 27
Grant, Linda, undated
Box 27
Gustaitis, Rasa, and Ernle Young, 1986
Box 27
Guy, David, 1980-1981
Box 27
Hardy, Jeanne, 1986
Box 28
Havazelet, Ehud, 2000-2003
Box 28
Haviland, David, 1982
Box 28
Hegarty, Frances, 1989-1990
Box 28
Heineman, Helen, 1977-1979
Box 28
Henderson, William, 1984-1987
Box 28
van Herk, Aritha, 1983-1987
Box 28
von Herzen, Lane, 1993-1994
Box 28
Heyn, Dalma, 1991-1992
Box 28
Hill, Rebecca, 1983-1986
Box 28
Hoberman, James, and Jonathan Rosenbaum, 1979-1985
Box 28
von Hoffman, Nicholas, 1980-1992
Box 28
Hogrefe, Jeffrey, 1983-1985
Box 28
Hoover, Thomas, 1981-1988
Box 28
Hope, Karol, and Nancy Young, 1977-1982
Box 28
Huddle, David, 1993
Box 28
Hummer, Terry, 1991
Box 28
Imperato, Pascal (Pat), 1977-1985
Box 28
Imperato, Pascal (Pat), and Gregg Mitchell, 1979-1985
Box 28
Janus, Samuel, Barbara Bess, and Carol Saltus, 1976-1983
Box 28
Juska, Jane, 2002-2003
Box 28
Kagan, Elaine, 2000-2001
Box 28
Kalmus, Yvonne, 1976-1984
Box 28
Kalpakian, Laura, 1984
Box 28
Kamen, Robert, 1979-1982
Box 28
Kaufman, Wallace, 1977-1984
Box 28
Keane, John, 1977-1985
Box 28
Kidd, Lucy Armstrong, 1992
Box 28
Kidd, Sue Monk, 1987-2003
Box 28
Kiernan, Frances, 1990-2001
Box 28
Kinsolving, Katharine, undated
Box 28
Kittredge, William, and Steven Krauzer, 1984
Box 28
Kole, Janet, 1975
Box 28
Landau, David, 1989
Box 28
Lapautre, Michelle, Agency, 1983-1985
Box 28
Larsen, Karen, 2001
Box 28
Lee, Susan, 1987
Box 28
Leimbach, Marti, 1989-1992
Box 28
Lentricchia, Melissa, 1988-1993
Box 28
Le Vernoy, Alec, 1998
Box 28
Levangie, Gigi, 1999-2000
Box 28
Levant, Ronald, 1986-1999
Box 28
Levine, Ann, 1988-1989
Box 28
Levine, Faye, 1985-1989
Box 28
Lieber, James, 1981-1999
Box 28
Liepman Agency, 1985
Box 28
Lingeman, Richard, 1994-2002
Box 28
Linthwaite, Illona, 1996-1999
Box 28
Lipman, Elinor, 1995-2003
Box 29
Lipsky, David, 1991-1999
Box 29
Lipsyte, Robert, 2000-2003
2 folders
Box 29
Litvinov, Ivy, 1997-1999
Box 29
Louie, Elaine, 1980-1999
Box 29
Louie, Elaine, and Edward Addeo, 1989
Box 29
Lucas, Michele, 1993
Box 29
Luxenberg, Stan, 1986
Box 29
Lynch, Sarah-Kate, 2002
Box 29
Mallon, Thomas, General, 1985-1999
Box 29
Mallon, Thomas, Standing Firm, 1993-1999
Box 29
Marsh, Jan, 1986-1999
Box 29
Martin, William, and Calvin Skaggs, 1995
Box 29
Mason, Alexander, 1977
Box 29
Mason, Anita, 1990
Box 29
Matison, James and Russ Mack, 1980
Box 29
Mayle, Peter, General, 1980-89
Box 29
Mayle, Peter, General, 1990-99
3 folders
Box 29
Mayle, Peter, General, 2000-2004
2 folders
Box 29
Mayle, Peter, BBC - A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence
Box 30
Mayle, Peter, Printing and bestseller information
Box 30
Mayle, Peter, Anything Considered film, SCFV Pictures
2 folders
Box 30
Mayle, Peter, Movie miscellaneous, 1983-1992
2 folders
Box 30
Mayle, Peter, Play contract Patrick Gamble
2 folders
Box 30
Mayle, Peter and Ernest Chapman, 1985-1986
Box 30
Mayle, Simon, 1993
Box 30
McNeil, Helen, 1995
Box 30
Mickle, Shelley Fraser, 1995
Box 30
Mitchell, David and Cathy, and Richard Ofshe, 1979-1984
Box 30
Mitchell, Greg, 1984
Box 30
Monaco, James, 1979-1984
Box 30
Mulligan, Bill, 1981
Box 30
Murray, Yxta Maya, 2001
Box 30
Myers, Norman, 1985-1990
Box 30
Nasaw, David, 2000-2004
Box 30
Nowak, Marion, 1980
Box 30
Olsen, Sondra, 1983
Box 30
Ornstein, Robert, 1985-1989
Box 30
Ouellette, William, 1975-1978
Box 30
Ouellette, William, and Barbara Jones, 1976-1983
Box 30
Pan, Lynn, 1987-1988
Box 30
Phillips, B. J., 1975-1976
Box 30
Pizzey, Erin, 1983-1985
Box 30
Plumb, Catherine, 1976-1977
Box 30
Pope, Lois, 1989
Box 30
Powledge, Fred, 1985
Box 30
Redd, Joanne, 1983-1985
Box 30
Rickhoff, Jean, 1977-1982
Box 30
Robbins, Tom, 1977-1990
Box 30
Robertson, Mary Elsie, 1987
Box 30
Robson, Lucia St. Clair, 1984-2003
Box 30
Rose, Frank, 1980-1989
Box 30
Rosenbaum, Jonathan, 1982-1983
Box 30
Rosenberg, John, 1977-1980
Box 31
Rudner, Ruth, 1970-1984
Box 31
Russell, Franklin, 1980-1984
Box 31
Scarr, Sandra, 1982-1988
Box 31
Schaeffer, Neil, 1990-2000
Box 31
Schraffenberger, Nancy, 1973-1985
Box 31
Schultz, Vicki, 2001-2002
Box 31
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon, 1980-1997
2 folders
Box 31
Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh, undated
Box 31
Shreve, Anita, General, 1983-2003
4 folders
Box 31
Shreve, Anita, Eden Close, 1989-1999
Box 31
Shreve, Anita, Fortune's Rocks, 1998-2000
Box 31
Shreve, Anita, Pilot's Wife, 1996-2001
Box 31
Shreve, Anita, Resistance, 1985-2000
Box 31
Shreve, Anita, Strange Fits of Passion, 1991-2000
Box 31
Shreve, Anita, Weight of Water, 1996-2000
Box 31
Shreve, Anita, Where or When, 1992-2000
Box 32
Shreve, Anita, Harcourt Brace and Co., 1991-2000
Box 32
Shreve, Anita, and Lawrence Balter, 1984-2000
2 folders
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, General, 1985-2003
2 folders
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Payments analyses for Kings Oak, Outer Banks, Colony, 1991-1999
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Up Island, 1997-1999
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Colony Norman Twain Productions, 1993-1995
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Colony royalty statements, 1991-1997
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Low Country Citadel Entertainment, 1999
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Harper Collins, 1992-2000
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Downtown and Colony contracts, 1990-1996
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Downtown royalties, 1993-1999
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Harper Collines Colony contracts, 1991-1999
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Hilltowns royalties, 1993-1999
Box 32
Siddons, Anne Rivers, Harper Collins foreign rights sales, 1993-2000
Box 32
Sjostrom, Lisa, and Kathryn Geismar, 1995-1997
Box 33
Skaggs, Calvin, 1977-1999
Box 33
Sleeper, Jim, 1998-1999
Box 33
Smith, Deborah, 1998-1999
Box 33
Smith, Dinitia, 1985-1994
Box 33
Sparkman, Brandon, and Jane Saul, 1976-1985
Box 33
Spencer, Elizabeth, 1984-1993
Box 33
Stallings, Penny, 1983-1985
Box 33
Stanley, Autumn, 1984-1995
Box 33
Steinberg, Laurence, 1987-2002
Box 33
Stone, Elizabeth, 1978-1983
Box 33
Swan, Mary, 2001-2003
Box 33
Tanzer, Michael, 1974
Box 33
Taylor, Barbara, 1992-1997
Box 33
Taylor, John, 1997-2000
Box 33
Thomas, Lynn, 1978-1985
Box 33
Thompson, Dorothy, 1992-2000
Box 33
Thompson, Richard, 1984
Box 33
Tine, Robert, 1983
Box 33
Tippins, Elizabeth, 1996-2000
Box 33
Tobar, Hektor, 1997-1999
Box 33
Trott, Susan, undated
Box 33
Tseo, George, 1994
Box 33
Tsiaras, Alexander, 2000
Box 33
Tyler, Sandra, 1991-2000
Box 33
Ungar, Rick, 1997
Box 33
Vargas, Alberto and Reid Austin, 1984-1995
Box 33
Verghese, Abraham, 1992-1999
2 folders
Box 33
Vilmure, Daniel, 1994-1999
Box 33
Virago Press and Beacon Press, 1985-1989
Box 33
Vo, Thao Dinh, 1993
Box 33
Wales, Michael, 1984
Box 33
White, Suzanne, 2001-2002
Box 33
Wicomb, Zoe, 1995
Box 33
Wiebe, Rudy, 1978-1985
Box 33
Wiesenfeld, Cheryl, 1975-1985
Box 33
Wilford, John Noble, 1989
Box 33
Willey, Margaret, 1987-1988
Box 33
Wilson, Elizabeth, 1995
Box 33
Wohl, Lisa, 1975-1976
Box 33
Wolk, Michael, 1986
Box 33
Wright, Daphne, 1986-1988
Box 33
Wyler, Susan, 1980
Box 33
Xinxin, Zhang, 1986-1987
Box 33
Young, Jeffrey, 1993
Box 33
Young, Nancy, 1978-1982
Box 33
Aleramo, Sibilla, 1990
Box 34
Benn, June Wedgwood, 1985-1990
Box 34
Bingham, Robert, 1997
Box 34
Bowling, Harry, 1989
Box 34
Bregman, Alice, 1985
Box 34
Brittain, Vera, 1989-1998
Box 34
Carter, Angela, 1989
Box 34
Doty, Carolyn, 1995
Box 34
Findley, Timothy, 1987-1994
Box 34
Hall, Oakley, 2000-2003
Box 34
Harris, MacDonald, 1983-1993
Box 34
Hayes, Elliott, 1982-1985
Box 34
Houying, Dai, 1984-1987
Box 34
Kohn, Barry, and Alice Matusow, 1978-1984
Box 34
Krauzer, Steven, 1982-1992
Box 34
Levine, Norman, 1979-1980
Box 34
Lewinsky, Jorge, 1986
Box 34
Lucas, Russell, 1991-1999
Box 34
Miller, Casey, and Kate Swift, 1984-1987
Box 34
Reit, Seymour, 1981-1987
Box 34
Schaeffer, Susan, 1987-1999
2 folders
Box 34
Shields, Carol, 1979-1983
Box 34
Sinclair, May, 1997-1999
Box 34
Skaggs, Merrill, 1973-1983
Box 34
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1997-1999
Box 34
Throckmorton, Peter, 1984
Box 34
Wald, Carol, 1975-1985
Box 34
Waller, Leslie, 1986-1988
Box 34
Wright, L. R. (Bunny), 1985-2002
Box 34

Historical Note

Virginia Barber became a literary agent in 1971 and opened her own agency in 1974. The Virginia Barber Literary Agency was sold to the William Morris Agency in 2001. Among the authors she represented have been Rosellen Brown, Andrew Delbanco, James Dodson, Sue Monk Kidd, Peter Mayle, Alice Munro, David Nasaw, Anita Shreve, and Anne Rivers Siddons. She has served on the Board and as President of Women’s Media Group and on the Boards of Literacy Partners, Duke University Libraries, and Poets and Writers.

Related Material

Related Material

Additional materials on client Anita Shreve can be found in the Anita Shreve Papers, also held at the Rubenstein Library.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virginia Barber Literary Agency Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Virginia Barber Literary Agency Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, Rachel Penniman, Joanne Fairhurst, October 2013

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2013

Accession(s) described in this collection guide: 2013-0097

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.