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Inventory of the Bill Barich Papers
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  • Indexing Terms
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  • Processing Information
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Creator: Barich, Bill
    Title: Bill Barich Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1961-2010
    Extent: 11.8 linear feet
    Abstract: Bill Barich is the author of: Laughing in the Hills (1980), Traveling Light (1984), Hard to Be Good (1987), Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California (1994), and Carson Valley (1997). The collection contains his writing journals, manuscripts and published versions of his writings, promotional materials about his works, as well as literary and editorial correspondence.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-552
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Bill Barich was born in Winona, Minnesota, on August 23, 1943 to Russell and Lois Barich. In 1950, Barich moved with his family to Westbury, New York. Barich graduated from Colgate University in 1965 and in February 1966 he joined the Peace Corps as a teacher in Eastern Nigeria (later Biafra). Upon his return he was hired to teach seventh grade in a boarding school in New Jersey. By 1969, Barich left New Jersey and moved to San Francisco.
    Barich is the author of: Laughing in the Hills (1980), Traveling Light (1984), Hard to Be Good (1987), Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California (1994), Carson Valley (1997), Crazy for Rivers (1999), and Long Way Home: On the Trail of Steinbeck’s America (2010), and numerous articles.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains Barich's writing journals, manuscripts and published versions of his writings, promotional materials about his works, as well as literary and editorial correspondence. The correspondence series also contains letters that Barich wrote to his family while he spent a semester in Italy and served in the Peace Corps in Eastern Nigeria (later Biafra).

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Biographical Materials, 2. Writings by Barich, 3. Correspondence, 4. Research Materials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Barich, Bill--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century.
    American literature--20th century.
    Peace Corps (U.S.)--Nigeria--Correspondence.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Bill Barich in 2012.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bill Barich Papers, D-552, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.