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Merrill Joan Gerber papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1226
Content Description
This collection contains papers concerning the work, life, and family of author Merrill Joan Gerber. Extensive manuscript and typescript drafts, proofs, notes, research, correspondence, and other related papers document Gerber's short stories, poetry, and novels, including Stop Here, My Friend: Stories (Houghton Mifflin, 1965), An Antique Man: A Novel (Houghton Mifflin, 1967), Now Molly Knows (Arbor House, 1971), Please Don't Kiss Me Now (Dial Press, 1981), The Kingdom of Brooklyn (Longstreet Press, 1992), Glimmering Girls (University of Wisconsin Press, Terrace Books, 2005), and The Hysterectomy Waltz (Dzanc Books, 2013), among many others. Literary correspondence, publishers correspondence, calendars, conference papers, teaching materials, book publicity materials, grant applications, books reviews, audiovisual materials, computer media, and other professional papers document Gerber's professional life as a both a writer and an educator. Significant literary correspondents include Cyrilly Abels, Norma Klein, Andrew Lytle, Sandra Earl Mintz, Cynthia Ozick, Lynne Sharon Schwarz, Wallace Stegner, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Arturo Vivante, and Charlotte Zoë Walker. Family correspondence, writings of family members, scrapbooks, diaries, notebooks, photographs, yearbooks, and other personal papers document Gerber's family life and history. Printed materials include magazines, journals, and other serials containing contributions by Gerber.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.

Boxes 101, 102, 151 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 152 (computer media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Merrill Joan Gerber 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 Ken Lopez Bookseller on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2017.
Arrangement
Organized into four series: I. Writings, 1945-2016. II. Professional correspondence and papers, 1932-2017. III. Personal and family papers, 1895-2016. IV. Printed material, 1956-2017.

After receipt the writings, professional correspondence and papers, and personal and family papers were roughly sorted into series by box, but within individual boxes papers were generally kept in the order in which they were received. As a result, some materials in Series I, II, and III remain intermixed.
Dates
1895 - 2017
Majority of material found within 1923 - 2017
Extent
145.58 Linear Feet (152 boxes)
Related Names
Gerber, Merrill Joan
Language of Materials
English
Script
Latin