Andrea Barrett papers
The Andrea Barrett papers include manuscripts, drafts, notebooks, and research notes related to short stories, story collections, and novels, as well as lecture notes, introductions, and coursework dating from 1971 to 2016.
- Creation: 1971-2023
- Barrett, Andrea UC 1974 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Andrea Barrett was born in Boston in 1954. After graduating from Union College in 1974 with a degree in Biology, she began writing fiction, primarily with historical and scientific themes reflective of her background. Recognition for Barrett's work includes a National Book Award for Ship Fever in 1996, a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001, and the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2016. Additionally, Servants of the Map was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and Archangel was a finalist for the 2013/14 Story Prize.
Language of Materials
The creator's initial arrangement and description were retained where possible. Manuscript files are arranged by writing project, while the later series are arranged functionally. The collection is primarily arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials were donated by Andrea Barrett in September 2022. Additional materials pertaining to Founder's Day were donated in February 2023.
Materials processed by Joseph Lueck, Jupiter Justice, and Madeline Rioux in 2022.
- Joseph Lueck, Jupiter Justice, and Madeline Rioux
- October 2022
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