Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Vonnegut mss. II, 1965-2002, consist of letters of novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 1922-2007, written to his youngest daughter artist Nanette (Nanny) Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vonnegut has been a featured artist at several galleries including the Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield, MA and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northhampton, MA. She is married to artist Scott Prior.

The letters are arranged in chronological order. Several contain his distinctive self-portrait signatures.

Acquired. 2008

Collection size: 80 items

Related manuscripts: Vonnegut mss.

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