Andrea Barrett ’74, winner of the National Book Award, recently donated her archives to Union.
The materials include manuscripts and multiple drafts of most of her books, numerous notebooks filled with ideas, research notes, essays about writing and lectures given at writing conferences. The drafts contain margin notes, wholesale edits and other changes that demonstrate how much the work evolved over time.
The Daily Gazette spoke with Barrett about her gift, and the role Union has played in her life. A subscription may be needed to access the story.