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V. S. Naipaul archive, 1935-2000

Identifier: 1993-003

Scope and Contents

This collection is the life archive of Nobel prize winning author V. S. Naipaul. Sir Vidia was born in Trinidad, educated at Oxford, and author of A House for Mr. Biswas and 20 other volumes of fiction and non-fiction reporting. The collection also includes manuscripts, correspondence files and personal and family memorabilia.


  • 1935 - 2000



These materials are in English.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "V. S." Naipaul, was born on August 17, 1932. Is a Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Trinidadian heritage. He is known for his novels that focused on the legacy of the British Empire's colonialism. In 2001 he won the Nobel Prize for literature. He is known for writing; A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, The Enigma of Arrival and In a Free State.


51 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor and 5th floor oversize shelves.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


V.S. Naipaul archive, 1935-2000
Under Revision
Sidney F. Huttner
2002 January
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
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