Brian Evenson papers
The collection documents the writings, translations, academic work, and life of Brian Evenson. The papers consist of writings, including drafts for books including Altmann's Tongue (Knopf, 1994), Din of Celestial Birds (Wordcraft of Oregon, 1997), Dark Property (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002), The Wavering Knife: Stories (Fiction Collective, 2004), Aliens: No Exit (Dark Horse, 2008), Contagion and Other Stories (Astrophil Press, 2011), and The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press, 2016), as well as unpublished works and translations; journals; correspondence; business and academic papers; childhood papers and memorabilia; writings by others; printed material containing contributions by or mentioning Evenson; artwork and posters; audiocassettes; and digital media.
- 1979 - 2017
- Evenson, Brian, 1966- (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Box 29B (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 29C (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Brian Evenson Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Gerald W. Cloud and Brian Evenson on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2017.
Organized into eight series: I. Writings, 1980s-2004. II. Journals, 1995-2008. III. Correspondence, 1990-2017. IV. Personal, business, and academic papers, 1986-2015. V. Juvenalia, 1979-2000. VI. Writings of others, 1995-2014. VII. Publications, 1990-2006. VIII. Drawings and posters, 1985-2014.
49.5 Linear Feet (47 boxes)
Language of Materials
Brian Evenson (b. 1966 August 12) is an American writer of both literary fiction and popular fiction, some of the latter being published under B.K. Evenson.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Brian Evenson Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- June 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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