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Guide to the William Saroyan Papers, 1926-1981
Special Collections M0870  
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Description
Manuscripts, correspondence, journals, drawings, scrapbooks, clippings, financial and legal records, his personal typewriter, and ephemera.
Background
Novelist, short-story writer, dramatist, and essayist, William Saroyan was born in Fresno, California in 1908. A high-school dropout, Saroyan was largely self-educated and decided at an early age to pursue a career as a writer, drawing on his experience as an Armenian-American growing up in California.
Extent
185 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research.