University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Russell Banks:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Banks, Russell, 1940-
Title: Russell Banks Collection
Dates: 1972-2004
Abstract: This collection contains a typescript of a novel, professional correspondence, and a copy of the New York Times Book Review with a review by Russell Banks.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-5385
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material relating to American novelist and poet Russell Banks and his professional activities. The bulk of the collection is a corrected typescript of The Book of Jamaica (1980). Other materials include correspondence with colleagues and a published review Banks wrote of Ha Jin’s War Trash in 2004.



Open for research

Related Material

Additional Russell Banks materials at the Ransom Center are located in the Russell Banks Papers, the Ray Kass Collection of Russell Banks, and the Stephen Banks Collection of Russell Banks.

Administrative Information


Purchases and Internal Transfer, 2004-2009 (R16500, 2009-09-007-P)

Processed by:

Elizabeth E. Preston, 2015

Container List

1.1-1.2 The Book of Jamaica, corrected typescript, 1980

1.3 The Book of Jamaica, accompanying material, 1980


1.4 Klinkowitz, Jerome, 1973-1985
1.5 Simic, Charles, 1972-1983

1.6 War Trash, by Ha Jin, review by Banks in New York Times Book Review, 10 October 2004