Research files, including interview audio recordings and transcripts; notes; correspondence; clippings; photographs; photocopies;
and other materials accumulated by Diane Middlebrook in preparation for writing
Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton. Also includes draft versions, page proofs, and a signed first edition of the book; correspondence with publisher Houghton-Mifflin;
clippings of reviews and other publicity for the book; and correspondence received by Middlebrook in response to the book.
Diane Wood Middlebrook (1939-2007), biographer and longtime professor of English at Stanford University, was educated at the
University of Washington (A.B., 1961) and Yale University (M.A, 1962; Ph.D., 1968). She joined the Department of English at
Stanford in 1966 and remained there until 2002, when she left to focus on her writing full-time. Although she also published
literary criticism and poetry, Middlebrook is best known for her biographies: Anne Sexton, A Biography (1991), Suits Me: The
Double Life of Billy Tipton (1998), and Her Husband: Hughes and Plath, a Marriage (2003).
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Audio recordings in box 16 are closed pending reformatting. Research files in box 17 are restricted until 2059. Other materials
are open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.