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Carol Gelderman record files of biography of Louis Auchincloss

Identifier: MSS 14652

Scope and Contents

Carol Gelderman interview and research notes, reviews, articles, and information about Louis Auchincloss for her biography, "Louis Auchincloss A Writer's Life". She researched and wrote the book from 1989 to 1993. There is also audiovisual material.


  • Creation: 1929-2006

Biographical / Historical

Carol Gelderman is a a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of New Orleans and author of eight books including Henry Ford, the Wayward Capitalist, Mary McCarthy, A Life, and "Louis Auchincloss A Writer's Life". She also worked for the American Embassy in London for a year, and public television in Chicago, conducting on-air interviews of visiting VIPs for a show called Profile Chicago. She also has a strong interest in politics and government, as reflected in her book All The Presidents' Words: The Bully Pulpit and the Creation of the Virtual Presidency. She has written dozens of articles on topics as varied as theatre, biography, politics, and mutual funds.



3.5 Cubic Feet (7 legal size document boxes and containers for audiocassettes and two CD's.) : interviews on audiocassettes ["John Marshall takes control" from a lecture series on the history of the Supreme Court], and two CD's of galleys ["Louis Auchincloss A Writer's LIfe"].

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There are four series. 1. Correspondence, interviews, and research, 2. Manuscripts and photocopies, 3. Reviews and articles, 4. Personal and miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Carol Gelderman to the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on May 6, 2009.

Carol Gelderman record files of biography of Louis Auchincloss
Ellen Welch
25 May 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States