The Barry Gifford Papers comprise more than forty-eight boxes of archival material, the vast majority of which is related
to the publication process of Gifford's many books and spans the period 1970 -present. The largest subseries is composed of
manuscript material, including correspondence with publishers and editors, typewritten and handwritten drafts of books, and
research materials. As well, there are fifteen boxes of Gifford's notebooks, which contain partial drafts of books as well
as individual poems, journal entries, and memoranda. There is also a significant file of correspondence, notable primarily
for the six boxes of letters Gifford wrote to his longtime friend and associate, bookseller Marshall Clements. Finally, the
collection contains approximately one hundred first editions of Gifford's own books, as well as copies of other books he used
in his research.
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permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.