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Richard Uhlig collection for a study of hereditary, psychosocial and environmental variables associated with alcohol abuse among 20th-century American writers (MS.2014.014)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Scope & content

The collection consists principally of background materials—clippings, photocopies, etc.—compiled between 1984 and 1987, concerning individual novelists, poets, and playwrights born between 1885 and 1914 and deceased as of 1984, identified as having been to some degree abusers of alcohol, to be compared with other writers identified as non-abusers. Also includes materials relating to the design of survey instruments and databases; the compiler’s grant application submitted to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in March 1984, with the review panel’s response in September 1985; grant application, with title ‘Etiology of alcohol abuse in 20th century American writers’, submitted to Alcoholism Research Authority, c/o Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in April 1984; and a small file of correspondence.