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Tereze Glück papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1535

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials by or relating to American author and businesswoman Tereze Glück, including correspondence, writings, and personal papers. Among the correspondents are her immediate family, friends, and colleagues, including her sister Louise Glück and journalist Michael Curtis. Writings consist of notes and drafts of Glück's short stories, poetry, articles, and other works, including materials relating to May You Live in Interesting Times, as well as notebooks. Personal papers contain materials such as Glück's diary and high school yearbook, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.


  • circa 1946-2018


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tereze Glück 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

Gift of Abigail Savage, 2019.


Organized into three series: I. Correspondence, 1955-2014. II. Writings, 1963-2018, undated. III. Personal Papers, 1946-2018, undated.


6.55 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection consists of materials by or relating to American author and businesswoman Tereze Glück, including correspondence, writings, and personal papers.

Tereze Glück (1945-2018)

Tereze Glück was born on October 20, 1945 in Woodmere, Long Island, New York. She graduated from Vassar College and worked as Vice President of Citibank for over thirty years. Her collection of short stories May You Live in Interesting Times won the Iowa Short Fiction Award in 1994. She was also a frequent contributor to the New York Times Opinion section and various magazines and journals, including North American Review, Antioch Review, Gettysburg Review, Fiction, Epoch, and Story.

Glück was the younger sister of Louise Glück, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, Yale Rosenkranz Writer-in-Residence, and winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Glück's daughter is actor Abigail Savage. Gluck died on December 16, 2018 in New York City

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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. 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 Tereze Glück Papers
by Annalise Hennessey
January 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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