Collection ID: LMC 2829
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Sinclair, Clive, 1948-
Abstract:
The Sinclair, Clive mss., 1948-2011, consists of the papers and correspondence of British author Clive Sinclair, 1948-2018.
Extent:
12000 items
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Sinclair, Clive mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Sinclair, Clive mss., 1948-2011, consists of the papers and correspondence of British author Clive Sinclair, 1948-2018. Clive Sinclair earned his B.A. from the University of East Anglia (1969), studied and taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and was the British Council guest writer-in residence at Uppsala University in Sweden (1988). He also served as the literary editor of the Jewish Chronicle from 1983 to 1987.

Sinclair has published several novels, including Bibliosexuality: A Novel (1973), Blood Libels (1985), Cosmetic Effects (1989), and Augustus Rex (1992); collections of short stories, The Lady with the Laptop and Other Stories (1996) and Clive Sinclair True Stories of the Wild West (2008); and personal essays, travel writings, and reviews. His stories, interviews, travel pieces, and reviews have been published in several journals and magazines including Encounter, The Year's Best Horror Stories, New Review, London Magazine, Transatlantic Review, and Monat. Clive Sinclair's works have won the Macmillan Silver Pen Award (1997), the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize (1997), and the Somerset Maugham Award (1981).

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; III. Academic and Professional Activities; IV. Ephemera and Research Materials; V. Publications; VI. Artwork; VII. Advertisements; VIII. Business Records; IX. Family History; X. Notebooks and Diaries; XI. Fran Sinclair's Writings.

Materials of note include primary and grammar school reports, family historical documents, college papers, professional and personal correspondence, photographs, audio recordings of interviews, typescripts relating to the Jewish Chronicle, and proofs, typescripts, research materials, handwritten journals and notes relating to the publication history of Clive Sinclair.

Biographical / Historical:

Clive Sinclair, 1948-2018, was an award-winning Bitrish author and also served as the literary editor of the Jewish Chronicle.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 2014
Arrangement:

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; III. Academic and Professional Activities; IV. Ephemera and Research Materials; V. Publications; VI. Artwork; VII. Advertisements; VIII. Business Records; IX. Family History; X. Notebooks and Diaries; XI. Fran Sinclair's Writings.

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 of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Sinclair, Clive mss., 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