Collection ID: LMC 2620
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Abstract:
The Vonnegut mss. II, 1965-2002, consists of letters of novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 1922-2007, written to his youngest daughter, artist Nanette (Nanny) Vonnegut, 1954- .
Extent:
80 items
Language:
Materials are in English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Vonnegut mss. II, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Vonnegut mss. II, 1965-2002, consists of letters of novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 1922-2007, written to his youngest daughter, artist Nanette (Nanny) Vonnegut, 1954- . Several contain his distinctive self-portrait signatures.

Biographical / Historical:

Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007, was an American novelist. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 11, 1922. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels, from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last, Timequake, in 1997. Vonnegut had seven children in all, three from his first marriage to Jane Cox, his three nephews, and a daughter he adopted with his second wife, Jill Krementz. Vonnegut lived in New York with Jill until his death on April 11, 2007.

Nanette Vonnegut, 1954- , is an American artist and writer, and the youngest daughter of novelist Kurt Vonnegut. She was born in 1954 in Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978 and settled in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has been a featured artist at several galleries including the Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield, MA and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA. She is married to artist Scott Prior.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 2008.
Arrangement:

The letters are arranged in chronological order.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library. However, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Vonnegut mss. II, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu