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William Brashler Collection, 1968-1993 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: William Brashler Collection, 1968-1993

ID: COLL/019

Primary Creator: Brashler, William (1947-)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: United States - Bio-bibliography


Author, correspondence, book reviews, articles, writings, and indices.

Biographical Note

Author, William Brashler, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11 August 1947. Brashler attended Calvin College and was staff on the Calvin Chimes. He graduated from Calvin in 1968.  Brashler became a reporter for the Lerner Newspaper in Chicago, Illinois from 1971-1973. In 1972 Brashler started working as a freelance writer in Chicago. Brashler eventually made literary fame with his book “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings.” The book was chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection in 1973 and made into a movie in 1976. Among writing several other books, Brashler was also a regular columnist for Chicago’s Esquire magazine.

Together with wife, Cindy, they have two children–Bobby and Cathy. Today they still live in the Chicago area.

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United States - Bio-bibliography

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of S. Lamberts

Other Note: See also the Campus Titles Database.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1
Box 1
Folder 1: Writings of W. Brashler --- 1968-1977
Folder 2: Writings of W. Brashler --- 1978
Folder 3: Writings of W. Brashler --- 1979-1981
Folder 4: Writings of W. Brashler --- 1982-1985
Folder 5: Writings of W. Brashler --- 1986-1993
Folder 6: Writings of W. Brashler --- 1993
Folder 7: Book jackets
Folder 8: Correspondence --- 1968-1985
Folder 9: Writings about W. Brashler --- 1974-1978
Folder 10: Writings about W. Brashler --- 1980-1987
Folder 11: Book reviews --- 1973-1982
Folder 12: Indices compiled by S. Lambers re: W. Brashler
Box 2
Item 1: Extra copies of Chicago magazine containing articles written by William Brashler

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