The Resource Tom Robbins papers

Tom Robbins papers

Label
Tom Robbins papers, 1960s-2000
Title
Tom Robbins papers
Inclusive dates
1960s-2000
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
Collection consists of the literary manuscripts for seven of Robbins' novels plus a few of his other smaller works. Robbins' writing method for all of his works is to handwrite a first draft, have a typist type that up, and then use the type written copy for future corrections. The handwritten first copies are included in the collection for all seven novels. Future drafts of works by Robbins will also be added to the collection
Biographical or historical data
Born in 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Robbins attended Washington and Lee before spending 3 years in the Air Force in Korea. He returned and graduated in 1961 from Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University). He held several positions at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, then became part of the counter-culture scene and worked at newspapers in New York and San Francisco before settling in Seattle. His first book, Another Roadside Attraction, was published in 1971 followed by the even more successful Even Cowgirls Get the Blues in 1976. Of his written several novels, and many short stories and essays. He continues to write and lives in Northwestern Washington.
Cataloging source
VRC
Language note
English
Label
Tom Robbins papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/vcu-cab/vircu00086.html
Note
Description from online finding aid
Control code
99102381030001101
Extent
8 cubic feet
Governing access note
Collection is open for use without restrictions
Organization method
The collection is organized with seven novels in chronological order.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613658565
  • (OCoLC)ocn613658565
Terms governing use
None
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