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Miriam Fuchs Collection of William Gaddis Photographs

 Collection — Box: VMF 20, Folder: 11
Identifier: MS-VMF-vmf244

The Miriam Fuchs Collection of William Gaddis Photographs consists of a series of photographs featuring William Gaddis with Miriam Fuchs, Elaine Safer, and Steven Moore taken during Gaddis's visit to the University of Delaware on May 1, 1985. During the visit, Gaddis presented the Caesura Prize and delivered the lecture "Why I Write." The collection includes 8 color photographs (some in multiple copies), a contact sheet, and a photo CD.


  • 1985 May 1


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Biographical Information

Miriam Fuchs Holzman (October 31, 1949 - November 20, 2021) was an American scholar focused on 20th century modernist British and American literature and life writing. Born in New York City and lived most of her young life in the borough of Queens, where she attended Newtown High School, and then received her BA in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1970, her MA in English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1972, and her PhD in English literature at New York University in 1979. She began her teaching career in Hawaii as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the Manoa campus of the University of Hawaii in the mid-1980s. She was hired on tenure track in 1989, promoted to the rank of associate professor in 1993, and promoted to full Professor in 2003. She was the author of The Text is Myself: Women's Life Writing and Catastrophe (Wisconsin 2004), and the co-editor of four other books on topics ranging from the administration of Study Abroad programs to women's experimental fiction in the 20th century, as well as numerous scholarly essays and articles.

For nearly two decades Holzman served as Vice President of the Biographical Research Center at the University of Hawaii, as well as an editor of their internationally acclaimed journal, Biography. She also headed the English department's Honors Program in the 1990s while teaching a wide range of courses from Freshman English to graduate courses in modernist literature and biographical studies. She was awarded the Frances Davis Teaching Award at the undergraduate level; the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Manoa level; and the University of Hawaii Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching at the system level. Beyond Manoa, Holzman shepherded three classes of Manoa students through Study Abroad semesters in London and Paris (twice), facilitated a community book club ("The Bookies") for more than two decades, and was a skilled and dedicated paddler for many years with the Lanikai Canoe Club.

Source: Star Advertiser Obituaries.

Method of Acquisition

Accession number MSS2021-027. Gift of Miriam Fuchs Holzman, July 30, 2021.

Related Materials

See also MS049 William Gaddis Papers, MS156 Steven Moore Collection of William Gaddis Research, MS076 Charles Monaghan Papers, MS130 Donald Oresman Papers, MS132 Hunter Low Papers, MS131 Richard Hazelton Papers, MS155 Lord John Press Collection, VMF235 Marilyn Weir Collection, and VMF242 JR Memo.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Schnuriger, June 2022.

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