Also includes materials in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
This series also includes additional items which are related to individual titles such as book jackets, notes, and letters.
In the 1960s, GV donated his papers to the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. Audiovisual materials is temporarily restricted until reformatted and use copies are produced. 1993, United States: Essays, 1952-1992 is published and wins the National Book Award. 2000, The Golden Age, the last novel in GV's "Narratives of Empire" series, is published. 2012, GV died at his home in Hollywood Hills, California, on July 31, 2012, of complications from pneumonia. Gore Vidal : a biography (New York: Doubleday, 1999) Parini, Jay, ed.
The papers were housed and partially cataloged at the Center until 2002, when they were transferred to Houghton Library at the request of GV. Most of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times. Contact Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts for more information. 2003, GV and HA move from their home in Ravello (Italy) to their home in California. Gore Vidal : writer against the grain (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992) Stanton, Robert J. Palimpsest : a memoir (New York : Random House, 1995) Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012.
Also included are communications such as notes and memoranda, ephemera and clippings about the correspondent, and, occasionally, photographs.
If there are unidentified items, they are described at the end of each sub-series. Greeting cards and invitations) is also arranged chronologically.
The largest amount of juvenilia is located in the poetry and short stories sub-series. General correspondence), is arranged alphabetically by name and contains letters between Gore Vidal (GV) and authors, accountants, lawyers, literary agents, politicians, political organizations, publishers, relatives, scholars, small presses, university libraries, book dealers, and his personal friends.