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MS Thr 967

Gibson, William, 1914-2008. William Gibson papers, circa 1933-2007: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository, b
Call No.: MS Thr 967
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gibson, William, 1914-2008.
Title: William Gibson papers,
Date(s): 1933-2007.
Quantity: 16.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Preliminary box list only for papers of American playwright and novelist, William Gibson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2012MT-46. Purchased with funds from the Francis W. Hatch Book fund, Billy Rose Theatre fund, Robert Gould Shaw Curatorship fund, Edward Sheldon Book fund, and the Russel Crouse Fund for Twentieth Century Theatre; received: 2013 May 10.

Processing Information:

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

The bulk of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Special equipment and surrogate required; consult Houghton staff (box 1).
Restricted: closed for conservation (box 17).

Biographical / Historical

William Gibson was an American playwright and novelist. He was married to psychotherapist Margaret Brenman-Gibson, and the couple had two sons; she died in 2004.


Minimally processed. Arrangement is original and materials are not fully cataloged. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Scope and Contents

Collection is chiefly manuscript and typescript compositions, with some correspondence relating to plays and publication and a small amount of personal and biographical material. Compositions series includes correspondence and printed material, and the correspondence series includes composition-related material; readers are advised to use keyword searches.


The bulk of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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