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Kurt Vonnegut archive, 1968-1972

Identifier: 1974-006

Scope and Contents

Consists of photocopy typescripts of two novels: Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse-five; and one play, "Happy Birthday, Wanda June", together with a movie poster for the same. Also included is a photocopy typescript of a screenplay adaptation of Slaughterhouse-five by Stephen Geller, and various promotional material.


  • 1968 - 1972


This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require 2 business days advanced notice for use.

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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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

Kurt Vonnegut Jr was born on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was an American writer best known for: "Cat's Cradle,""Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Breaksfast of Champions." He attended Cornell University and later joined the Army. He served in WWII and became a prisoner of war. His war years were an inspiration for his books. He later attended the University of Chicago as a anthropology graduate student. He was also employed as a newspaper writer. He married twice and raised 7 children. Four of the children were his late sisters. In his later years, he became interested in graphic arts and silk screen and produced several pieces. He died on April 11, 2007.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 +oversize box.)

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Physical Location

Collection shelved at offsite storage and the 5th floor oversize racks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, provenance unknown.
Kurt Vonnegut archive, 1968-1972
Milissa Burkart
1993 May
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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 US US
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