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John Cheever literary manuscripts

Identifier: 11-MWalB02010

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the manuscripts of eighty-eight short stories, many of which were published for the first time in the "New Yorker" magazine. Also included in the collection are the manuscripts for Cheever's first three published novels.


  • 1859-1963
  • Majority of material found in 1935-1963


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


2.00 Linear Feet

7 manuscript boxes other_unmapped

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Arranged in first alphabetically and second chronologically in two series: 1. Short Stories, 1935-1963; 2. Novels, 1859-1963.

For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listings.

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

Processing Information

Processed by S. Pyzynski in 1998.  Archon finding aid created by Craig Bruce Smith in 2010.

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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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