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Nicholas Delbanco manuscripts

Identifier: C-23

Scope and Contents

Collection primarily contains typescript manuscripts written by Nicholas Delbanco between 1962 and 2001. Many documents have holograph corrections and additions. Collection also contains correspondence between Delbanco and various literary contacts, as well as research materials and notes. Note that many materials are undated.


  • 1962-2001


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Open for research without restrictions.

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For permission to publish materials, contact: Special Collections & Archives Middlebury College Phone: (802) 443-2387 Email:

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Delbanco (1942-) is an American writer. Delbanco was born in London to Jewish parents. He attended Harvard University, B.A. 1963, Columbia University, M.A. 1966, and taught at Bennington College from 1966-1984, and Skidmore College from 1984-1985. He was director of the MFA Program and the Hopwood Awards Program at the University of Michigan until his retirement in 2015. Delbanco has published 29 books of fiction and non-fiction. He has served as Chair of the Fiction Panel for the National Book Awards and as a judge for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980 and twice received a National Endowment for Arts Writing Fellowship. Delbanco had a relationship with Carly Simon, which is alluded to in her song, "You're So Vain." Delbanco has two daughters.

Delbanco was a frequenter of the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference.


68 Boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Delbanco by Middlebury College's Special Collections Curator, Bob Buckeye.

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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