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A Guide to the Michael Zagst Papers, 1985-1996



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Zagst, Michael (1950-)
Title: Michael Zagst Papers
Dates: 1985-1996
Abstract: The collection contains manuscript and typescript drafts of each of Zagst’s published novels, as well as those of published and unpublished plays, screenplays, novels, and short stories.
Extent: 13 boxes (6 linear feet)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Biographical Note

Novelist Michael Zagst was born September 30, 1950, in Houston, Texas, and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973. Mr. Zagst currently lives and works in Houston.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains manuscript and typescript drafts of each of Zagst’s published novels, as well as those of published and unpublished plays, screenplays, novels, and short stories. Editorial correspondence relating to the publication of Zagst’s novels include a letter from Bruce J. Friedman introducing Zagst to Donald I. Fine who would become Zagst's publisher; letters from Fine, from the publicity liaison and from the editor. Also included are entries for the Texas Institute of Letters 1993 short story competition which Zagst co-judged, and Zagst’s application for Texas Institute of Letters / Dobie Paisano fellowships. Dates range from 1985-1996.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.


Index Terms

Texas Literature.
Zagst, Michael donor

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michael Zagst Papers, Southwestern Writers Collection/Texas State University-San Marcos.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Michael Zagst from 1989 to 1996. Accession No. 90-005; 91-059, -084, -092; 92-098, -107, -114, -145; 93-015; 94-171, -193; 94-249; 96-103; 96-010, 96-026; 96-042; 96-117.

Processing Information

Processed by Gwyneth Cannan, June 1995, Mandy Oates, 2000.


 Books Published 

The Greening of Thurmond Leaner. New York: Donald I. Fine, 1986; “M.H.” Meets President Harding. New York: Donald I. Fine, 1987; The Sanity Matinee. New York: Donald I. Fine, 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

The inventory for this collection is currently unavailable. Please contact the Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos for more information regarding this collection.