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Steven Moore Collection of William Gaddis Research

Identifier: MS-MS-ms156

The Steven Moore Collection of William Gaddis largely consists of Moore’s critical research on the American novelist William Gaddis. The collection includes editorial materials and correspondence toward The Letters of William Gaddis edited by Moore, William Gaddis: Expanded Edition by Moore, Agapē Agape by William Gaddis, Nobody Grew but the Business: On the Life and Work of William Gaddis by Joseph Tabbi, etc. Also included are Moore’s Gaddis research files including photographs, correspondence, notes, articles, essays, offprints, etc. In addition, a number of books by or on Gaddis and periodicals with contributions of on Gaddis have been transferred to rare books.


  • 1943-2014


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Reading Room and Reproduction Policy.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of Intent to Quote from or Publish Manuscript Materials.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.


10.00 boxes

Biographical Information

Steven Moore (1951-  ) is a literary critic who has written extensively on William Gaddis, as well as on other contemporary writers. In addition, he is the author of a two-volume survey, The Novel: An Alternative History (2010, 2013). From 1988 to 1996 he was managing editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction/Dalkey Archive Press, and for decades he has reviewed new books for a variety of periodicals, primarily the Washington Post.

Source of Acquisition

Accession number 2015.010. Purchase from Steven Moore, May 28, 2015

Related Materials

See also the William Gaddis Papers (MS049)

Steven Moore Collection of William Gaddis Research
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 April 23: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area

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