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M. (Michael) Kasper Collection of Guy Davenport and Christopher Middleton:

An Inventory of thes Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Kasper, M. (Michael), 1947-
Title: M. (Michael) Kasper Collection
Dates: 1979-2013
Extent: 1 document box (.42 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence from Guy Davenport and Christopher Middleton to Michael Kasper, author (as M. Kasper) of Open-Book and 20 trial briefs.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-54118
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation M. (Michael) Kasper Collection (Manuscript Collection MS-54118). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Gift, 2017 (17-09-019-G)
Processed by: Christine Bethke, 2018

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Michael Kasper, Author, and Reference Librarian at Amherst College, was born in 1947.

Scope and Contents

The letters to Kasper are from contemporary authors Guy Davenport and Christopher Middleton. Davenport’s letters were over the span of 34 years, and Middleton’s were over the span of 19 years. In the letters, general health, admiration of the others’ works and humorous wordplay, are discussed.

Related Material

Ransom Center holdings that complement the Kasper Collection include the Guy Davenport Papers, the Christopher Middleton Papers, and the the Christopher Middleton Collection.

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