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Arrangement

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

As the collection arrived at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell, there was no evident or particular organization other than the one Brass provided to identify the components of his several donations. As with "All Men," which he called a "structuralist performance piece," Brass kept unlike forms together. These might include drafts of letters, ideas for essays, fragments of theatrical pieces, other forms of writing, and other material. These usually have a chronological integrity.

It is particularly useful to consider Brass' descriptive notes that accompanied each of the donations. These frequently became reminiscences or interpretations, and provide valuable insight into the works. These are located in Box 1, folder 58. Wherever possible, notation of the correspondence is made between Brass' original folder designations, and the current archival configurations. Other connections can be inferred.

The terms "holograph" and "manuscript" are for the purposes of this collection interchangeable.