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Carl Klaus Papers

Identifier: MsC0523

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Scope and Contents

The Carl Klaus papers consist of three boxes of manuscripts relating to three books by Professor Klaus. These include drafts, proofs, and other material relating to the publication process.


  • Creation: 1990-2000


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Carl H. Klaus, a retired Professor of English at the University of Iowa, is the founder and former director of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and the NEH/Iowa Institute on Writing. A widely published essayist on style, voice, and the personal essay, Klaus is the author or editor of several textbooks on writing and books about the teaching of writing. His most recent books include three works of literary non-fiction: My Vegetable Love: A Journal of a Growing Season (Houghton Mifflin, 1996), Weathering Winter: A Gardener's Daybook (University of Iowa Press, 1997), and Taking Retirement: A Beginner's Diary (Beacon Press, 1999). His next work, now in progress, is "The Chameleon "I": Versions and Evocations of Self in Personal Essays.


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University of Iowa professor and writer on writing and the teaching of writing, as well as essayist. This collection consists of manuscripts and related materials for three of his books: My Vegetable Love, Weathering Winter, and Taking Retirement.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Carl Klaus in the late 1990s. Guide posted to Internet: November 2005.

Related Materials

My Vegetable Love Main Library SB103 K58 M9 2000; University Archives SB103 K56 2000; Special Collections Iowa Author Collection. Taking Retirement Main Library HQ1064 U6 I6487 1999; Special Collections Englander Collection HQ1064 U6 I6487 1999; Special Collections Iowa Author Collection Weathering Winter Main Library SC320.7 I8 K586 1997; Special Collections University Archives SC320.7 I8 K586 1997; Special Collections Englander Collection SC320.7 I8 K586 1997; Special Collections Iowa Author Collection

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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