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Guide to the Thomas Mallon Papers, 1973-1988

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Mallon, Thomas, 1951-
Title: Thomas Mallon Papers,
Dates: 1973-1988.
Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Correspondence between Mary McCarthy and Mallon as well as manuscripts for speeches and articles written during Mallon's tenure as a professor at Vassar.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, manuscripts, and clippings

Biographical Note

Thomas Mallon, born 2 Nov 1951, is an American novelist, New York Times literary critic, professor and former deputy chariman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mallon received his B.A. from Brown University and his M.A. and PhD from Harvard University. His works include A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries and Arts and Sciences: A Seventies Seduction. Mallon was an Associate Professor at Vassar from 1979-1991. He lives in, and frequently writes about, Washington, D.C.

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Scope and Content Note

The Thomas Mallon Papers contain correspondence between Mary McCarthy and Mallon, dated 1973-1988. Additionally, the collection contains manuscripts for speeches and articles written during his tenure at Vassar.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Librarywithout any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Related Material

  • Thomas Mallon papers, ca. 1989-[ongoing], Brown University Library.
  • Three boxes were separated from this collection and transferred to the Brown University Library, 1999. These materials include manuscripts, typescripts and related materials for Edmund Blunden, A Book of One's Own and Arts and Sciences.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989

Organizations:

  • Vassar College -- Faculty

Subjects:

  • College teachers
  • Critics
  • Novelists

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Encoding Information

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 24 Feb 2009. Updated by Laura Streett, May 2011.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Mallon Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown. Collection information updated by Laura Streett, May 2011.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Mallon, 1988-1989. Requested transfer of most materials to Brown, by Mallon, 1998.

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Container List

Folder 1 Letters from Mary McCarthy to Mallon, 1973-1983
Folder 2 Letters from Mary McCarthy to Mallon, 1984
Folder 3 Letters from Mary McCarthy to Mallon, 1985-1988
Folder 4 "Seeing Mary Plain, Vassar Quarterly, 1982
Folder 5 Spring 1981 Vassar biography colloquium, 1980-1981
Folder 6 "The Mary McCarthy Papers," speech at Vassar, 1985
Folder 7 "Rereading One's Diaries," lectures, 1985
Folder 8 Vassar speaking engagements, 1985-1988
Folder 9 "Moving to Square Two," Vassar Quarterly, 1986-1987

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