MsC 523

Collection Dates: Undated (1990s -- 2000)
1 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Related Materials

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List

Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Carl H. Klaus, a retired Professor of English at the University of Iowa, is the founder and former director of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and the NEH/Iowa Institute on Writing. A widely published essayist on style, voice, and the personal essay, Klaus is the author or editor of several textbooks on writing and books about the teaching of writing. His most recent books include three works of literary non-fiction: My Vegetable Love: A Journal of a Growing Season (Houghton Mifflin, 1996), Weathering Winter: A Gardener's Daybook (University of Iowa Press, 1997), and Taking Retirement: A Beginner's Diary (Beacon Press, 1999). His next work, now in progress, is "The Chameleon "I": Versions and Evocations of Self in Personal Essays.

Scope and Contents

The Carl Klaus papers consist of three boxes of manuscripts relating to three books by Professor Klaus. These include drafts, proofs, and other material relating to the publication process.

Related Materials

My Vegetable Love Main Library SB103 K58 M9 2000; University Archives SB103 K56 2000; Special Collections Iowa Author Collection.

Taking Retirement Main Library HQ1064 U6 I6487 1999; Special Collections Englander Collection HQ1064 U6 I6487 1999; Special Collections Iowa Author Collection

Weathering Winter Main Library SC320.7 I8 k586 1997; Special Collections University Archives SC320.7 I8 k586 1997; Special Collections Englander Collection SC320.7 I8 k586 1997; Special Collections Iowa Author Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Carl Klaus in the late 1990s.

Guide posted to Internet: November 2005



Box 1

My Vegetable Love

El Nino Timeline, 1994 -- 1995

Six drafts

Printer's copy

Page proofs

Box 2 My Vegetable Love, cont.

Uncorrected proof

Dust jacket proof


Page proofs, marked set

Published version, hardback

Taking Retirement

First draft

Prospectus and first two months

Prospectus and journal up to April 30

Draft up to June 3

Revised draft

Fifth draft

Original typescript

Edited typescript

Copy edited typescript

Printing copy

Master page proofs

Computer disk


Box 3

Weathering Winter

Source manuscript

Five drafts

Changes suggested by Paul Diehl

Editorial suggestions form Charlie Drumm

Suggestions from Dan Rock

Draft sent to University of Iowa Press

Copy edited typescript

Post cards

University of Iowa Press catalog

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