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Michael Zagst Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SWWC-084

Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscript and typescript drafts of each of Zagst’s published novels, as well as those of published and unpublished plays, screenplays novels, and short stories. Editorial correspondence relating to the publication of Zagst’s novels include a letter from Bruce J. Friedmann introducing Zagst to Donald I. Fine who would become Zagst’s publisher; letters from Fine, from the publicity liaison and from the editor. Also included are entries for the Texas Institute of Letters 1993 short story competition which Zagst co-judged, and Zagst’s application for Texas Institute of Letters / Dobie Paisano fellowships. Dates range from 1985-1996.

Dates

  • 1985 - 1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws. https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/visit/policies/publication.html

Biographical Note

Novelist Michael Zagst was born September 30, 1950, in Houston, Texas and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1973.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

12 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains manuscript and typescript drafts of each of Zagst’s published novels, as well as those of published and unpublished plays, screenplays novels, and short stories. Editorial correspondence relating to the publication of Zagst’s novels include a letter from Bruce J. Friedmann introducing Zagst to Donald I. Fine who would become Zagst’s publisher; letters from Fine, from the publicity liaison and from the editor. Also included are entries for the Texas Institute of Letters 1993 short story competition which Zagst co-judged, and Zagst’s application for Texas Institute of Letters / Dobie Paisano fellowships. Dates range from 1985-1996.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of Michael Zagst, 1989-1996

Title
Guide to the Michael Zagst Papers
Author
Jennifer B. Patterson
Date
1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2005: Finding aid revised by Amy Ruthrauff as part of the Wittliff's Collection Numbering Project
  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Katie Salzmann

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

Contact:
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