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Collection Number: 04567-z

Collection Title: John Sepich Papers, 1989-1991

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Size 30 items
Abstract John Emil Sepich is a writer and scholar of the novelist Cormac McCarthy. Writings include Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy (1999). The collection includes the Master's thesis of John Sepich called "Notes on Blood Meridian" (223 pages, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989), a commentary on Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West (1985) by Cormac McCarthy; a letter, undated, from McCarthy to Sepich briefly commenting on Sepich's thesis; and three short letters, 20 November 1990 and 1 March and 19 August 1991, from Shelby Foote, also about Sepich's commentary. There are also letters from others about Sepich's research and other materials.
Creator Sepich, John, 1951-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
RESTRICTED: Photocopying of the Cormac McCarthy and Shelby Foote letters prohibited.
CLOSED: Some materials are closed until 1 January 2023 or the death of Cormac McCarthy.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Sepich Papers #4567-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from John Sepich of Chapel Hill, N.C., in August 1991, May 1992 (Acc. 92048), and June 1993 (Acc. 93107).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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John Emil Sepich is a writer and scholar of the novelist Cormac McCarthy. Writings include Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy (1999).

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The collection includes the Master's thesis of John Sepich called "Notes on Blood Meridian" (223 pages, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989), a commentary on Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West (1985) by Cormac McCarthy; a letter, undated, from McCarthy to Sepich briefly commenting on Sepich's thesis; and three short letters, 20 November 1990 and 1 March and 19 August 1991, from Shelby Foote, also about Sepich's commentary. There are also letters from others about Sepich's research and other materials.

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Contents list

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About 30 items.

Folder 1

"Notes on Blood Meridian"; Cormac McCarthy letter; three Shelby Foote letters. #04567-z, Series: "Papers, 1989-1991." Folder 1

RESTRICTED: Photocopying of the Cormac McCarthy and Shelby Foote letters prohibited.

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

Other correspondence and related materials #04567-z, Series: "Papers, 1989-1991." Folder 2-3

Folder 4

Other materials (A-4567(z)) #04567-z, Series: "Papers, 1989-1991." Folder 4

CLOSED: Closed until 1 January 2023 or the death of Cormac McCarthy.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, 1992-1993

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, February 2007

Closed materials are A-4567(z)

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