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Guide to the Vance Bourjaily Papers

Collection Overview

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Creator: Bourjaily, Vance (1922-)
Extent: .75 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0568
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: Novelist and Writers' Workshop instructor. Typescript with notes and revisions of his novel, A Game Men Play (Dial Press, 1980). Iowa Authors Ms.

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition:

Preferred Citation: Vance Bourjaily Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman
Email: lib-spec@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc

Bourjaily was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 7, 1922, son of Monte Ferris and Barbarra (Webb) Bourjaily. He married Bettina Yensen in 1946. Children are Philip and Robin. He and Bettina divorced in 1985 and he married Yasmin Mogul. During World War II he served two years in the army, which was to play a role in his writing.

Bourjaily was Professor at the University of Arizona. He was co-founder and editor of Dicsovery. He served on the faculty of the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop from 1958-1980. He died in Greenbrae, California on August 31, 2010.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Sub-Series: A Game Men Play
  • Box 1:
  • First draft with notes
  • Second typescript draft with corrections and revisions
    2 folders
  • Third typescript draft (first complete draft) with corrections and revisions
    2 folders
  • Fourth typescript draft (version first sent to publisher) with corrections
    folder 1
  • Box 2:
  • Fourth typescript draft (version first sent to publisher) with corrections
    folder 2
  • Xerox of typescript. File copy of the final version with corrections and revisions
    2 folders
  • Sub-Series: Press
  • Box 2:
  • Newspaper clippings and press release
  • Sub-Series: The Violated
  • Box 3:
  • Paperback edition of The Violated