- Scope and Contents
The C. D. Wright papers consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, and printed and other material relating chiefly to Wright's literary and professional activities. There is correspondence from writers, artists, literary scholars, family, and friends. Named correspondents in the Collection Contents list below include Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Forrest Gander, Peter Gizzi, W. S. Merwin, Michael Ondaatje, Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop, Marjorie Welish, and Elizabeth Willis, among others. The writings include drafts, proofs, and other material for several works dating from the 1990s onward. Works include: Tremble (1996), Deepstep Come Shining (1998), Steal Away (2002), One Big Step (2003), Cooling Time (2005), and Rising, Falling, Hovering (2008). Other materials found in the collection include: notebooks and research material; printed material, including clippings, publicity, reviews, and issues of journals; computer files, including drafts of writings and copies of email; audiovisual materials, including sound recordings and photographs; records of the journal Lost Roads; legal records, including contracts and permissions; and documentation relating to other literary and academic matters, such as awards, conferences and other events, and blurbs and recommendations.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 26-27, 32, 56, and 78 (computer media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 68 (computer media): Restricted until 2041 January 2. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Boxes 55 and 79-80 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
- Conditions Governing Use
The C. D. Wright 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
Acquired from Lame Duck Books and C.D. Wright by gift and purchase, 2007. For more information consult the appropriate curator.
August 2012 acquisition: Gift of C.D. Wright, 2012.
October 2012 acquisition: Purchased from C.D. Wright on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund and the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2012.
June 2016 acquisition: Purchased from Forrest Gander on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2016.
January 2017 acquisition: Purchased from Forrest Gander on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2017.
September 2017 acquisition: Purchased from Forrest Gander on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2017.
Organized into four groupings: I. January 2007 Acquisition. II. January 2007 Addition. III. August 2012 Acquisition. IV. October 2012 Acquisition.
- circa 1900s-2016
- 56.21 Linear Feet ((80 boxes) + 1 broadside)
- Related Names
- Wright, C. D., 1949-2016
- Language of Materials