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Russell Banks:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Banks, Russell, 1940-2023
Title: Russell Banks Collection
Dates: 1972-2004
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Abstract: This collection contains a typescript of a novel, professional correspondence, and a copy of the New York Times Book Review with a review by Russell Banks.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-05385
Language: English
Access: Open for research

Administrative Information

Acquisition: Purchases and Internal Transfer, 2004-2009 (R16500, 2009-09-007-P)
Processed by: Elizabeth E. Preston, 2015

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material relating to American novelist and poet Russell Banks and his professional activities. The bulk of the collection is a corrected typescript of The Book of Jamaica (1980). Other materials include correspondence with colleagues and a published review Banks wrote of Ha Jin’s War Trash in 2004.

Related Material

Additional Russell Banks materials at the Ransom Center are located in the Russell Banks Papers, the Ray Kass Collection of Russell Banks, and the Stephen Banks Collection of Russell Banks.

Container List

The Book of Jamaica, corrected typescript, 1980 Container 1.1-1.2   
The Book of Jamaica, accompanying material, 1980 Container 1.3   
War Trash, by Ha Jin, review by Banks in New York Times Book Review, 10 October 2004 Container 1.6   
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