John Updike papers
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
A majority of this collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.
Access to items (359) - (387), (780a), (5434), (6889a) and (7392) - (7395) is restricted until 2029 October 1. Consult curatorial staff. No copying including photography of restricted items is allowed.
Extent305 linear feet (382 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
- I. Compositions
- ___A. Early works, 1941-1955
- ______1. Pre-college bound works
- ______2. Early cartoon drawings
- ______3. Early poetry
- ______4. Early prose
- ______5. Early novels
- ______6. Harvard College: Willow [RESTRICTED]
- ______7. Harvard College: student papers
- ______8. Early miscellany and printed material
- ___B. Novels and books
- ___C. Short stories
- ___D. Essays
- ___E. Reviews
- ___F. Poetry
- ___G. Other compositions
- II. Correspondence
- ___A. General correspondence
- ___B. Other correspondence
- ______1. Letters to Plowville and related correspondence
- ______2. Letter files complied by John Updike
- ______3. Fan mail and invitations to speak
- ___C. Family Correspondence
- III. Images of John Updike
- ___A. Childhood images, by title
- ___B. Images, by date
- ___C. Images of John Updike as an adult, by photographer
- ___D. Images of John Updike as an adult, by title
- ___E. Other images
- IV. Other papers
- V. Audiovisual and digital media
- VI. Additions to collection
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Immediate Source of Acquisition
93M-170. Gift of Dr. Warner Berthoff; received 1994 April 13.
2001M-18 (b). Deposit, then gift of Dr. James Plath; received 2001-2002.
2008M-43. Gift of Werner Berthoff, October 2008.
2008M-83. Partial purchase, and partial gift of Allen and Wallace Shawn; received: 2009 March 27.
2009M-28. Purchase from Edward Hoagland; received: 2009 September 18, October 2. 2009M-36. Gift of Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc.; received: 2009 October 8.
2009M-37. Purchased from the John Updike estate, with funds from the Amy Lowell Trust, Charles Warren American History Fund; received: 2009 September 29.
2010M-62. Gift of Alexander J. Jemal; received: 2010 August 30.
2010M-66. Purchase; received 2010 November 22.
2010M-69; 2011M-7. Purchase; received: 2011 March 1 and July 19.
2012M-39. Gift of Martha Updike; received: 2012 September 6.
2012M-83. Gift of Anthony Tuck-Attard; received: 2012 November 14.
2012M-96. Gift of Jeannette Kretzmann; received: 2012 December 7.
2012M-97. Gift of Martha Updike; received: 2012 December 7.
2012M-122. Purchase; received: 2013 February 2.
2013M-17. Partial purchase, partial gift of David F. Shire; received: 2013 July 25.
2013M-89. Purchase; received 2014 February 7. 2014M-140. Gift of Martha Updike; received: 2015 April 30. 2015M-97. Gift of Martha Updike; received: 2015 December 22. 2015M-134. Purchase; received 2016 April 5. 2016M-74. Purchase; received 2017 January 5. 2018MT-088. Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in 2018 February.
These acquisitions are noted in the finding aid.
- Updike, John. John Updike papers, 1940-2009 (MS Am 1793): Guide.
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