Thomas McGuane papers Edit


MSS 209 large


  • 1965 – 2010 (Creation)


  • 14 Linear Feet (Whole)
    17 boxes


  • Conditions Governing Access

    The Thomas McGuane Papers will be open and available for access with the exception Box 25 and 26 which cannot be read or quoted from for scholarly and/or commercial use without the expressed consent of Thomas McGuane.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Thomas McGuane papers, MSS 209, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was acquired in 1992 and 1994. A few items date later than that.

  • Processing Information

    Processing information is unknown.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Thomas Francis McGuane III (b. 1939) was born in Wyandotte. His work includes novels, short fiction and screenplays, as well as three collections of essays devoted to his life in the outdoors. He attended Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, MI and Michigan State University (MSU). While at MSU he met another Michigan writer, Jim Harrison.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of correspondence, interviews, newspaper clippings, reviews of his writing, and manuscript drafts of McGuane's novels and screenplays.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by correspondence and general papers and then by novel and screenplay if there is one in basically a chronological order of writing.

  • Language of Materials

    Most of the material is in English; there are profile articles about McGuane in foreign languages.