||The American novelist and short story writer Donald Barthelme was born April 7, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he died
of cancer on July 23, 1989 in Houston, Texas. The Donald Barthelme Collection spans the dates 1963 – 1991. The collection
contains galleys, proofs, manuscripts, published periodicals, and correspondence by the American writer Donald Barthelme.
Many of the galleys and proofs have been extensively corrected by Barthelme and several of the manuscripts are unpublished.