John Edward Williams Papers

MC 716

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Sherryl Faulkner-Robinson, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Williams, John Edward, 1922-1994
Title
John Edward Williams Papers
Inclusive Dates
1944-1985
Identification
MC 716
Extent
11 linear feet (30 containers)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

John Edward Williams of Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated his papers to Special Collections October 13, l987.

Additional materials were donated by Williams' widow July 15, 1998.

Processing Information

Prepared by Anne Marie Candido, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in March 1992.

Preferred Form of Citation

John Edward Williams Papers (MC 716), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

John Williams, novelist and poet, was born on August 29, 1922, in Clarksville, Texas. After holding various positions with newspapers and radio stations in the Southwest, Williams enlisted in the USAF early in l942, spending two and a half years as a sergeant in India and Burma. Several years after the war, Williams enrolled in the University of Denver, where he received his B.A. in 1949 and an M.A. in l950. During this period, his first novel, Nothing But the Night, was published (l948), and his first volume of poems, The Broken Landscape, appeared the following year. In the fall of 1950, Williams went to the University of Missouri, where he taught and received a Ph.D. in 1954. In the fall of l955, Williams took over the directorship of the creative writing program at the University of Denver. Williams's second novel, Butcher's Crossing, was published by Macmillan in l960, followed by English Renaissance Poetry, an anthology published in 1963 by Doubleday which he edited and for which he wrote the introduction. His second book of poems, The Necessary Lie, appeared in l965 and was published by Verb Publications. In l965 he became editor of University of Denver Quarterly (later Denver Quarterly) until l970. In l965, Williams's third novel, Stoner, was published by Viking Press, and his fourth novel, Augustus, was published by Viking Press in l973 and won the prestigious National Book Award for that year. All of his novels, as well as English Renaissance Poetry, have been reissued by the University of Arkansas Press. After retiring from the University of Denver in l986, Williams moved with his wife, Nancy, to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he resided until he died of respiratory failure on March 3, 1994. A fifth novel, The Sleep of Reason, was left unfinished at the time of his death.

Scope and Content Note

The Williams collection contains extensive personal and official correspondence; notes and manuscripts of all the novels; drafts of the majority of poems; classroom material; official documents; photocopies of newspaper clippings; printed material; essays on JW; interviews; photographs; and a scrapbook.

Acronyms Used in Finding Aid to Designate Certain of JW's Works (including working titles and unpublished works):

  1. Augustus = A
  2. The Broken Landscape = BL
  3. Butcher's Crossing = BC
  4. English Renaissance Poetry = ERP
  5. The Necessary Lie = NL
  6. Nothing But the Night = NBN
  7. Poems: New and Selected = PNS
  8. The Shape of Air = SOA
  9. The Sleep of Reason = SOR
  10. Splendid in Ashes = SIA
  11. Stoner = S

Arrangement of the Papers

Material is arranged and described in thirteen series and an addendum:

  1. Series 1. Vitae and Bibliographies, 1968-1985. Box 1, Folder 1.
  2. Series 2. Personal Correspondence, 1944-1985. Box 1, Folders 2-15; Boxes 2-3.
    1. Subseries 1. Literary Personalities, l944-l985.
    2. Subseries 2. Readers of JW's Works (i.e., Fan Mail), l948-1984.
    3. Subseries 3. Hometown Residents and JW's Former High School Teachers, l960-l978.
    4. Subseries 4. Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence, l944-l948.
  3. Series 3. Professional Correspondence, 1946-1985. Boxes 4-7.
    1. Subseries 1. Publishing Correspondence, 1946-1985.
    2. Subseries 2. JW as editor, 1947-1980.
    3. Subseries 3. National Awards, Honors, and Grants Received, 1966-1985.
    4. Subseries 4. Evaluations and Recommendations of Candidates for Awards, Grants, and Publications, 1931-1982.
    5. Subseries 5. Visiting Academic Appointments, Readings, Lectures, 1957-1984.
    6. Subseries 6. University of Denver, 1949-1984.
    7. Subseries 7. Letters of Recommendation, 1957-1985.
    8. Subseries 8. Soliciting Various Opinions from JW, 1959-1985.
    9. Subseries 9. Miscellaneous Professional Correspondence, 1954-1983.
  4. Series 4. Manuscripts and Notes: Prose. Boxes 8-21; Box 22, Folders 1-5.
    1. Subseries 1. Novels.
    2. Subseries 2. Short Stories.
    3. Subseries 3. Thesis, Dissertation, Essays.
    4. Subseries 4. Lectures.
    5. Subseries 5. Book Review.
    6. Subseries 6. Reader's Reviews for University of Arkansas Press.
  5. Series 5. Manuscripts and Notes: Poetry. Box 22, Folders 6-13; Box 24.
    1. Subseries 1. Collections.
    2. Subseries 2. Individual Poems.
    3. Subseries 3. Translations.
    4. Series 6. Classroom Lecture Notes, Handouts, and Exams (University of Denver). Box 25, Folders 1-4.
    5. Series 7. Financial Records and Official Documents, 1951-1985. Box 25, Folders 5-7.
  6. Series 8. Printed Material, 1955-1986. Box 26, Folders 1-15; Box 27, Folders 1-5.
    1. Subseries 1. Periodicals and Articles, 1955-1986.
    2. Subseries 2. Brochures, Pamphlets, Book Jacket Copy, Jacket Art, 1963-1985.
    3. Subseries 3. Clippings, 1948-1979.
  7. Series 9. Essays and Other Material about JW. Box 27, Folders 6-8.
  8. Series 10. Interviews. Box 27, Folders 9-10.
  9. Series 11. Photographs. Box 27, Folders 11-15.
  10. Series 12. Miscellaneous Items. Box 27, Folders 16-17; Box 28.
  11. Series 13. Oversized Material: Galley Proofs, Maps, Letters. Oversize Box 3.
  12. Series 14: Addendum: Supplementary Materials to first accession of JW's papers. Boxes 29 and 30.

Separated Materials

A large map of central Colorado (1873 and 1874) has been placed in the Map Collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series 1: Vitae and Bibliographies.,

1968-1985

(Box 1)

Several vitae and abbreviated bibliographies. A fuller bibliography (which, however, contains several errors) is in the Denver Quarterly, (Winter, 1986) in Series 8 (Box 26, Folder 5).

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Vitae and Bibliographies.

series 2: Personal Correspondence,

1944-1985

Personal correspondence with persons of literary note, arranged alphabetically; from persons responding to JW's works, i.e., fan mail; from hometown residents and from JW's high school teachers; and miscellaneous personal correspondence.

subseries 1: Persons of Literary Note,

1944-1985

Personal correspondence with literary figures. Professional correspondence with these persons may be found throughout Series 2. Highlights of subseries include: two letters from J. V. Cunningham (Box 1, Folder 4), one praising Stoner, and another praising Augustus; letter from R. F. Fitzgerald praising Stoner; letter from Janet Lewis (Box 1, Folder 9) in which she likens (at great length) the "method" used in Butcher's Crossing to that used in Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"; letter from Hilary Masters, son of Edgar Lee Masters, in which he briefly mentions his admiration for Stoner, Augustus, and Butcher's Crossing; letter from Robert Penn Warren (Box 2, Folder 7) praising Stoner ; letter from Yvor Winters to Alan Stephens (Box 2, Folder 4) critiquing Stephens's poetry and praising JW's review of Winters's Collected Poems.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 2

Aaron through Barth

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 3

Bogan through Cifelli.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 4

Cunningham through H. Davis.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 5

A. Davis through Drummond.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 6

Epstein through Howe.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 7

Humphries.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 8

Inglis through Johnson.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 9

Justice through Loomis.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 10

Willard "Butch" and George (JW's sister) Marsh (1 of 4).

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 11

Willard "Butch" and George (JW's sister) Marsh (2 of 4).

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 12

Willard "Butch" and George (JW's sister) Marsh (3 of 4).

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 13

Willard "Butch" and George (JW's sister) Marsh (4 of 4).

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 14

Masters through Murdoch.

series II: 1 Box 1 Folder 15

Nieman through Pack.

series II: 1 Box 2 Folder 1

Pawlowski through Rosten.

series II: 1 Box 2 Folder 2

Shumway through Smart.

series II: 1 Box 2 Folder 3

C. Smith through Stafford.

series II: 1 Box 2 Folder 4

Stephens.

series II: 1 Box 2 Folder 5

Stevens through Taylor.

series II: 1 Box 2 Folder 6

Wakefield.

series II: 1 Box 2 Folder 7

Warren through Weinstein.

series II: 1 Box 2 Folder 8

Whitehead through Williams.

subseries 2: Readers of JW's Works (i.e., Fan Mail), l948-1984.,

1948-1984

Correspondence from JW's readers. Letters congratulating JW for the National Book Award are also included. Fan mail from notable persons is found in Subseries 1. This subseries contains an exchange between Leon Dickinson and JW regarding how much of Stoner's depiction of the University of Missouri faculty is "true" (Box 2, Folder 10).

series II: 2 Box 2 Folder 9

Letters about NBN, BC, NL, etc.

series II: 2 Box 2 Folder 10

Letters about S.

series II: 2 Box 2 Folder 11

Letters about A (1 of 2).

series II: 2 Box 2 Folder 12

Letters about A (2 of 2).

series II: 2 Box 2 Folder 13

Congratulations for National Book Award, 1973.

series II: 2 Box 2 Folder 14

Congratulations for National Book Award, 1973; about SOR, 1981-1982.

subseries 3: From JW's Hometown, High School, and Fellow Students

series II: 3 Box 3 Folder 1

JW's hometown, high school teachers, and fellow students, 1960-1978

subseries 4: Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence,

1944-1987

Letter from Charles Duffy placed in Manuscript Collection - Oversize Box 3 (taken from scrapbook).

series II: 4 Box 3 Folder 2

Miscellaneous personal correspondence, (1 of 3)., 1944-1987

series II: 4 Box 3 Folder 3

Miscellaneous personal correspondence, (2 of 3)., 1944-1987

series II: 4 Box 3 Folder 4

Miscellaneous personal correspondence, (3 of 3)., 1944-1987

series 3: Professional Correspondence,

1946-1985

Correspondence with agents, book publishers, and journals; editorial correspondence (JW as editor); correspondence regarding national awards, honors, and grants received; letters soliciting from JW evaluations and recommendations of candidates for awards, grants, and publications; invitations to JW for visiting academic appointments, readings, and lectures; university-related correspondence (University of Denver); letters of recommendation; correspondence soliciting JW's opinions on various matters; and miscellaneous correspondence.

subseries 1: Publishing Correspondence

Publishing correspondence containing letters to and from agents and book publishers; regarding copyrights, permissions, book rejections, journal acceptances and rejections; of inquiry from JW to publishers; and from journals and book publishers soliciting works and reviews from JW. Correspondence to and from book publishers and journals may also be found in file of letters from Marie Rodell, agent. Several items are worthy of note, including seven testimonials (Box 4, Folder 4) sent by Dan Wakefield to Marie Rodell, agent, written to persuade publishers to reprint Stoner. Testimonials are by Harry Crews, Shane Stevens, Miller Williams, John Frederick Nims, Seymour Epstein, Shaun O'Connell, and Dan Wakefield; papers also include a letter (Box 4, Folder 8) from a lawyer advising that Stoner be checked for any resemblance of fictional characters to real persons; four letters (Box 4, Folder 10) from Harry Crews, Miller Williams, Shaun O'Connell, and William Peden praising Augustus (for marketing purposes). Letter from Alan Williams (June 29, 1972) to JW with attached oversized map showing the Empire of Augustus, along with artist's layout of map, stored in Manuscript Collection Oversize Box 3. Also of note are letters (Box 4, Folder 12) to and from JW involving a controversy begun by Yvor Winters accusing JW of plagiarizing his ideas about poetry in JW's editing of Renaissance English Poetry. Letters to and from Yvor Winters are included.

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 1

Alan Swallow, Alan Swallow, Publisher. , 1946-1973

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 2

Barthold Fles, Agent. , 1951-1959

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 3

Marie Rodell, Agent (regarding novels), (1 of 3)., 1963-1972

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 4

Marie Rodell, Agent (regarding novels), (2 of 3)., 1963-1972

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 5

Marie Rodell, Agent (regarding novels), (3 of 3)., 1963-1972

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 6

Marie Rodell, Agent (regarding poetry). , 1959-1972

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 7

MacMillan. , 1958-1962

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 8

Viking Press, (1 of 3)., 1959-1983

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 9

Viking Press, (2 of 3)., 1959-1983

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 10

Viking Press, (3 of 3)., 1959-1983

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 11

Viking Penguin; Allen Lane., 1976-1983

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 12

Victor Golancz, Ltd.; Doubleday (Anchor Books); Yvor Winters., 1960

series III: 1 Box 4 Folder 13

Doubleday., 1965-1973

series III: 1 Box 5 Folder 1

Copyrights and permissions., 1949-1989

series III: 1 Box 5 Folder 2

Book rejections., 1946-1983

series III: 1 Box 5 Folder 3

Journal acceptances and rejections, (1 of 2)., 1945-1985

series III: 1 Box 5 Folder 4

Journal acceptances and rejections, (2 of 2)., 1945-1985

series III: 1 Box 5 Folder 5

Inquiries to publishers; Solicitations from publishers., 1947-1987

subseries 2: Editorial Correspondence

JW's correspondence as editor of Matrix (1947-1954), as editor at Alan Swallow, Publisher (1948-1951), as editor of Twentieth-Century Literature (1952-1954), and as editor of the University of Denver Quarterly (1965-1980).

series III: 2 Box 5 Folder 6

Matrix, 1947-1949; Alan Swallow, Publisher, 1948-1951; Twentieth-Century Literature, 1952-1954., 1947-1949

series III: 2 Box 5 Folder 7

University of Denver Quarterly, (1 of 4)., 1965-1980

series III: 2 Box 5 Folder 8

University of Denver Quarterly, (2 of 4)., 1965-1980

series III: 2 Box 5 Folder 9

University of Denver Quarterly, (3 of 4)., 1965-1980

series III: 2 Box 5 Folder 10

University of Denver Quarterly, (4 of 4)., 1965-1980

subseries 3: Correspondence Regarding Awards Received

Correspondence regarding national awards, honors, and grants received by JW. For letters of congratulations to JW for receiving National Book Award, see Series 2, Subseries 2. Significant items are letters to Irving Howe (Folder 11) regarding Howe's role as reference for JW in application for a Rockefeller grant.

series III: 3 Box 5 Folder 11

Letters regarding Rockefeller grant, 1966-1967; Who's Who in the West, 1966., 1966-1967

series III: 3 Box 5 Folder 12

Letters regarding NEA Award, 1966-1969; Texas Institute of Letters Award, 1973; Dictionary of Literary Biography, 1979-1980; Contemporary Novelists, 1980; Guggenheim Fellowship materials, 1983-1985; Guggenheim Fellowship Award, 1985; American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters Award, 1985.

subseries 4: Correspondence Soliciting Recommendations

Correspondence soliciting evaluations and recommendations of candidates for awards, grants, and publications.

series III: 4 Box 6 Folder 1

Letters regarding Book-of-the-Month Club Award, 1967-1970; Hopwood Fiction Award (includes list of judges), 1966-1970., 1966-1970

series III: 4 Box 6 Folder 2

Letters regarding Rockefeller Scholarships and Grants, 1967-1969; Bread Loaf Fellowships, 1967-1969; Miscellaneous awards, 1960-1982., 1960-1982

subseries 5: Professional Invitations

Invitations to JW for visiting academic appointments, lectures, readings, etc. Letter from Yaddo with accompanying oversized cartoon filed in Manuscript Collection Oversize Box 3. Correspondents of literary note include William Sloane, William Peden, and Gordon Weaver.

series III: 5 Box 6 Folder 3

Carleton College; Bread Loaf., 1965-1969

series III: 5 Box 6 Folder 4

Bread Loaf (conference schedules included)., 1970-1973

series III: 5 Box 6 Folder 5

Brandeis University; Yaddo; Bemidji State University., 1982-1984

series III: 5 Box 6 Folder 6

Miscellaneous institutions (1 of 3)., 1957-1988

series III: 5 Box 6 Folder 7

Miscellaneous institutions, (2 of 3)., 1957-1988

series III: 5 Box 6 Folder 8

Miscellaneous institutions, (3 of 3)., 1957-1988

subseries 6: University-related Correspondence

University-related correspondence during JW's term as professor at the University of Denver. Includes schedules for Regional Writers' Workshops at the university. Notable correspondents (Folder 10) include J.V. Cunningham, Fred Inglis, Donald Drummond, Nelson Algren, and Dan Aaron. Notable student correspondent is John Locke (University of Arkansas).

series III: 6 Box 6 Folder 9

Departmental correspondence, (1 of 2)., 1949-1980

series III: 6 Box 6 Folder 10

Departmental correspondence, (2 of 2)., 1949-1980

series III: 6 Box 6 Folder 11

Student correspondence., 1959-1988

series III: 6 Box 6 Folder 12

Letters of congratulation.

series III: 6 Box 6 Folder 13

Miscellaneous University correspondence., 1958-1986

subseries 7: Letters of Recommendation,

1957-1985

Letters of recommendation for colleagues, other peers, and students. Notable student correspondent is Peter Taylor.

series III: 7 Box 7 Folder 1

Colleagues and other peers., 1957-1984

series III: 7 Box 7 Folder 2

Students, 1960-1985

subseries 8: Letters Soliciting Opinions from JW on Various Matters,

1959-1985

series III: 8 Box 7 Folder 3

Soliciting JW's opinions, 1959-1986

subseries 9: Miscellaneous Professional Correspondence. ,

1954-1983

series III: 9 Box 7 Folder 4

Miscellaneous Professional Correspondence. , 1954-1983

series 4: Notes and Manuscripts: Prose

Manuscript drafts and excerpts of JW's four published novels, Nothing But the Night (NBN), Butcher's Crossing (BC), Stoner (S), and Augustus (A); one unpublished novel, Splendid in Ashes (SIA); one novel in progress, The Sleep of Reason (SOR), two abandoned novels, and seven unpublished short stories. Notes and outlines pertaining to individual novels and short stories. Numerous handwritten and typed versions of the novels and of some short stories with revisions by the author, often reflecting a clear sequential pattern of changes. See spiral notebooks in Box 27, Folder 16, for handwritten segments of abandoned prose.

subseries 1: Novels

Manuscript drafts and excerpts of JW's four published novels, one unpublished novel, and one novel in progress. Many contain or reflect significant revisions by the author. Dates of composition are undetermined. Galley proofs of Nothing But the Night and Butcher's Crossing are in Manuscript Oversize Box 3.

Oversize map entitled "Preliminary Map of Central Colorado Showing the Region Surveyed in 1873 and 1874," a resource map for Butcher's Crossing, has been removed to the University Libraries' Map Collection.

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 1

NBN. Handwritten script in three "Exercise Books" (1 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 2

NBN. Handwritten script in three "Exercise Books" (2 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 3

NBN. Handwritten script in three "Exercise Books" (3 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 4

NBN. Handwritten synopsis and "cuts." Typed script (Chapters 1 and 2).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 5

NBN. Typed script (Chapters 3-7), including handwritten excerpts from Chapters 3 and 6 (1 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 6

NBN. Typed script (Chapters 3-7), including handwritten excerpts from Chapters 3 and 6 (2 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 7

NBN. Revised typed script (Chapters 1-8), including handwritten excerpts from Chapters 3 and 4 (1 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 8

NBN. Revised typed script (Chapters 1-8), including handwritten excerpts from Chapters 3 and 4 (2 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 9

NBN. Revised typed script (Chapters 1-8), including handwritten excerpts from Chapters 3 and 4 (3 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 10

NBN. Typed script (Chapters 1-8) (1 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 11

NBN. Typed script (Chapters 1-8) (2 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 12

NBN. Typed script (Chapters 1-8) (3 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 1

NBN. Typed excerpts. Revised typed script (Chapters 1-2).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 2

NBN. Revised typed script (Chapters 1-8) (1 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 3

NBN. Revised typed script (Chapters 1-8) (2 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 4

NBN. Typed script (Chapters 1-11); chapters re-designated (1 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 5

NBN. Typed script (Chapters 1-11); chapters re-designated (2 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 6

NBN. Typed script (Chapters 1-11); chapters re-designated (3 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 7

Background sources for and notes on BC. Typed script of BC (Part I, Chapters 1-2).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 8

BC. Typed script (Part I, Chapters 3 and 4; Parts II and III) (1 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 9

BC. Typed script (Part I, Chapters 3 and 4; Parts II and III) (2 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 10

BC. Typed script (Part I, Chapters 3 and 4; Parts II and III) (3 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 11

BC. Typed script (Part I, Chapters 3 and 4; Parts II and III) (4 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 12

BC. Typed script (Part I, Chapters 3 and 4; Parts II and III) (5 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 13

BC. Revised typed script (Parts I-III) (1 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 14

BC. Revised typed script (Parts I-III) (2 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 15

BC. Revised typed script (Parts I-III) (3 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 16

BC. Revised typed script (Parts I-III) (4 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 17

BC. Revised typed script (Parts I-III) (5 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 18

BC. Revised typed script (Parts I-III) (6 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 1

BC. Typed script edited by the publisher (Parts I-III) (1 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 2

BC. Typed script edited by the publisher (Parts I-III) (2 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 3

BC. Typed script edited by the publisher (Parts I-III) (3 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 4

BC. Typed script edited by the publisher (Parts I-III) (4 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 5

BC. Typed script edited by the publisher (Parts I-III) (5 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 6

BC. Typed manuscript edited by the publisher (Parts I-III) (6 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 7

BC. Typed script with revisions (1 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 8

BC. Typed script with revisions (2 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 9

BC. Typed script with revisions (3 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 10

BC. Typed script with revisions (4 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 10 Folder 11

BC. Typed script with revisions (5 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 1

Notes and chronology of events for Stoner (The Matter of Love). Handwritten script of S (Chapters 1-3).

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 2

S. Handwritten script (Chapters 4-18) (1 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 3

S. Handwritten script (Chapters 4-18) (2 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 4

S. Handwritten script (Chapters 4-18) (3 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 5

S. Handwritten script (Chapters 4-18) (4 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 6

S. Handwritten script (Chapters 4-18) (5 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 11 Folder 7

S. Revised typed script (Chapters 1-2).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 1

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (1 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 2

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (2 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 3

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (3 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 4

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (4 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 5

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (5 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 6

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (6 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 7

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (7 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 8

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (8 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 9

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (9 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 10

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (10 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 11

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (11 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 12 Folder 12

S. Typed script (Chapters 1-17) (12 of 12).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 1

S. Typed script edited by the publisher (Chapters 1-17) (1 of 4).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 2

S. Typed script edited by the publisher (Chapters 1-17) (2 of 4).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 3

S. Typed script edited by the publisher (Chapters 1-17) (3 of 4).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 4

S. Typed script edited by the publisher (Chapters 1-17) (4 of 4).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 5

S. Bound galley proofs (Marked on the cover for Marie Rodell, Agent) (1 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 6

S. Bound galley proofs (Marked on the cover for Marie Rodell, Agent) (2 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 7

Handwritten and typed notes and lists of chapter contents for A (includes 3" x 5" cards).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 8

Handwritten notes for A (3" x 5" cards) (1 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 13 Folder 9

Handwritten notes for A (3" x 5" cards) (2 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 14 Folder 1

Handwritten notes for A.

series IV: 1 Box 14 Folder 2

Handwritten drafts of miscellaneous excerpts from A.

series IV: 1 Box 14 Folder 3

A. Galley proofs (Prologue, Books I and II); includes two sheets of corrections by JW (1 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 14 Folder 4

A. Galley proofs (Prologue, Books I and II); includes two sheets of corrections by JW (2 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 1

Typed drafts of miscellaneous excerpts from Augustus.

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 2

A. Revised typed script (Books I-III) (1 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 3

A. Revised typed script (Books I-III) (2 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 4

A. Revised typed script (Books I-III) (3 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 5

A. Revised typed script (Books I-III) (4 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 6

A. Revised typed script (Books I-III) (5 of 5).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 7

A. Typed script edited by the publisher (1 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 8

A. Typed script edited by the publisher (2 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 9

A. Typed script edited by the publisher (3 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 10

A. Typed script edited by the publisher (4 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 11

A. Typed script edited by the publisher (5 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 15 Folder 12

A. Typed script edited by the publisher (6 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 1

A. Copy of typed script edited by the publisher. Marginal inquiries answered by JW (1 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 2

A. Copy of typed script edited by the publisher. Marginal inquiries answered by JW (2 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 3

A. Copy of typed script edited by the publisher. Marginal inquiries answered by JW (3 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 4

A. Copy of typed script edited by the publisher. Marginal inquiries answered by JW (4 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 5

A. Copy of typed script edited by the publisher. Marginal inquiries answered by JW (5 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 6

A. Copy of typed script edited by the publisher. Marginal inquiries answered by JW (6 of 6).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 7

Background notes on SIA (unpublished) (1 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 8

Background notes on SIA (2 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 9

Handwritten partial script of SIA in Composition Book (Chapters 2-5, and miscellaneous segments) (1 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 10

Handwritten partial script of SIA in Composition Book (Chapters 2-5, and miscellaneous segments) (2 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 16 Folder 11

Handwritten partial script of SIA in Composition Book (Chapters 2-5, and miscellaneous segments) (3 of 3).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 1

Handwritten segments of SIA.

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 2

Typed segments of SIA (1 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 3

Typed segments of SIA (2 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 4

SIA. Typed script (up to page 57, with pages 32-34, 36-38 not included).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 5

Miscellaneous typed draft pages of SIA.

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 6

Typed partial draft script (pages 1-135) of SIA.

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 7

Typed draft script of SIA with extensive revisions by JW (1 of 4).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 8

Typed draft script of SIA with extensive revisions by JW (2 of 4).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 9

Typed draft script of SIA with extensive revisions by JW (3 of 4).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 10

Typed draft script of SIA with extensive revisions by JW (4 of 4).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 11

Typed script of SIA (1 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 17 Folder 12

Typed script of SIA (2 of 2).

series IV: 1 Box 18 Folder 1

SOR. . Excerpts.

series IV: 1 Box 18 Folder 2

Excerpts of SOR and abandoned novels.

subseries 2: Short Stories

Manuscript drafts and segments of seven short stories (unpublished): "The Return," "The Enemies," "One of the Family," "A Parting," "The Summer," "Wedding in August," and an untitled story. Multiple manuscripts for several short stories; most manuscripts contain revisions. Handwritten notes, outlines, and segments for "One of the Family" and abandoned short stories. Dates of composition undetermined.

series IV: 2 Box 18 Folder 3

"The Return."

series IV: 2 Box 18 Folder 4

"The Enemies."

series IV: 2 Box 18 Folder 5

"One of the Family ("A Member of the Family").

series IV: 2 Box 18 Folder 6

"A Parting."

series IV: 2 Box 18 Folder 7

Miscellaneous short stories and fragments (1 of 2).

series IV: 2 Box 18 Folder 8

Miscellaneous short stories and fragments (2 of 2).

subseries 3: Thesis, Dissertation, Anthology, Essays

Notes, photocopies, handwritten and typed manuscripts, and miscellaneous printed copies of master's thesis, dissertation, and articles: "Preface to a Novel," (master's thesis), "The World and God: The Poems and Dramas of Fulke Greville," (doctoral dissertation), "The Western: Definition of the Myth," "Three Phases of Renaissance Poetry" (Preface to English Renaissance Poetry), English Renaissance Poetry, "Editorial Statement" written for The Denver Quarterly, "Henry Miller: The Success of Failure," "Fact in Fiction: Problems for the Historical Novelist," "The Future of the Novel," "Fulke Greville: The World and God," Introduction to Westering by Thomas Hornsby Ferril, "Looking for John Ciardi at Bread Loaf."

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 1

"Preface to a Novel" (master's thesis).

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 2

Fulke Greville dissertation. Notes and portion of typed manuscript with revisions (Chapters 1-2).

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 3

Fulke Greville dissertation. Portion of typed manuscript with revisions (Chapters 3-5).

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 4

Fulke Greville dissertation. Typed manuscript (Chapters 1-4) (1 of 2).

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 5

Fulke Greville dissertation. Typed manuscript (Chapters 1-4) (2 of 2).

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 6

Fulke Greville dissertation. Bound dissertation with editorial comments.

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 7

ERP. Background materials and offprint of preface.

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 8

ERP. Typed draft portion of manuscript (author introductions).

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 9

ERP. Typed manuscript with publisher's marks and editing (1 of 3).

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 10

ERP. Typed manuscript with publisher's marks and editing (2 of 3).

series IV: 3 Box 19 Folder 11

ERP. Typed manuscript with publisher's marks and editing (3 of 3).

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 1

ERP. Typed manuscript with publisher's marks and editing (1 of 5).

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 2

ERP. Typed manuscript with publisher's marks and editing (2 of 5).

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 3

ERP. Typed manuscript with publisher's marks and editing (3 of 5).

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 4

ERP. Typed manuscript with publisher's marks and editing (4 of 5).

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 5

ERP. Typed manuscript with publisher's marks and editing (5 of 5).

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 6

ERP. Miscellaneous typed manuscript pages with editorial markings by JW (1 of 3).

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 7

ERP. Miscellaneous typed manuscript pages with editorial markings by JW (2 of 3).

series IV: 3 Box 20 Folder 8

ERP. Miscellaneous typed manuscript pages with editorial markings by JW (3 of 3).

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 1

ERP. Galley proofs.

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 2

ERP. Final galley proofs.

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 3

"The Western: Definition of the Myth."

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 4

"Editorial Statement" (offprint), written for the Denver Quarterly. "Henry Miller: The Success of Failure." (1 of 2).

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 5

"Editorial Statement" (offprint), written for the Denver Quarterly. "Henry Miller: The Success of Failure." (2 of 2).

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 6

"Fact in Fiction: Problems for the Historical Novelist."

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 7

"The Future of the Novel."

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 8

"Fulke Greville: The World and God."

series IV: 3 Box 21 Folder 9

Introduction to Westering by Thomas Hornsby Ferril, 1987. "Looking for John Ciardi at Bread Loaf." Abandoned essay.

subseries 4: Lectures and Book Reviews

Typed manuscripts (many with revisions) and handwritten excerpts of lectures; typed drafts (some with revisions) of book reviews. Lectures (dates undetermined by author): "Eliot, Baudelaire, and Poe," "Allegory as Allegory," "Novelists in Gray Flannel Suits," "Reader, Writer, Critic," "And All Inferior Institutions . . . ," "The Time, the Place--and the Word," "The Cowboy," untitled lecture on the Renaissance lyric, untitled lecture, address given at 1987 Associated Writing Programs Conference, and 1986 address to Friends of the Key West Library. Book reviews (dates undetermined by author): Heroic Love by Edward Loomis, The Venus of Konpara by John Masters, The Edge of Things by William E. Barrett, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, The Hunter Deep by Edward Loomis, Collected Poems by Yvor Winters (unpublished review), Earthly Delights, Unearthly Adornments by Wright Morris, Jumping Off Place by Baine Kerr, Book of Changes by R. H. W. Dillard, and A Man in Midpassage by Norman MacLeod. Various handwritten reader's reviews submitted to the University of Arkansas Press. Letters from Jim Twiggs and Miller Williams forwarding manuscripts for review.

series IV: 4 Box 22 Folder 1

"Eliot, Baudelaire, and Poe."

series IV: 4 Box 22 Folder 2

"Allegory as Allegory." "Novelists in Gray Flannel Suits."

series IV: 4 Box 22 Folder 3

"Reader, Writer, Critic." "And All Inferior Institutions . . ."

series IV: 4 Box 22 Folder 4

"The Time, the Place--and the Word." "The Cowboy." Miscellaneous lectures and addresses.

series IV: 4 Box 22 Folder 5

Book reviews.

series IV: 4 Box 22 Folder 6

Reader's reviews.

series 5: Manuscripts: Poetry

This series contains written and typed notes, drafts (most showing revisions), and final versions of numerous poems. Manuscripts of some poems, such as "The Dead," contain a series of detailed and interesting revisions which could prove extremely useful to anyone interested in the process of poetic creation. Some of these revisions are suggested by other poets, such as C. V. Cunningham and Alan Swallow. Many of the poems have been included in his published collections of poems, The Broken Landscape, 1949 (BL) and The Necessary Lie, 1965 (NL). The collection entitled Poems: New and Selected (PNS) was never published. A number of copies of the typed manuscripts of these collections are included in this series. Notes, drafts, and final versions of poems written or published individually are also included, as well as a few abandoned poems. See Box 27, Box 16, for drafts of miscellaneous, mostly abandoned poems. Includes a draft of "Key West."

subseries 1: Poems: Collections

Typed manuscripts (final versions) of poetry collections: The Necessary Lie, earlier called The Shape of Air (SOR), and Poems: New and Selected.

series V: 1 Box 22 Folder 7

SOA (later titled NL). Four typed manuscripts, one with revisions. (1 of 3).

series V: 1 Box 22 Folder 8

SOA (later titled NL). Four typed manuscripts, one with revisions. (2 of 3).

series V: 1 Box 22 Folder 9

SOA (later titled NL). Four typed manuscripts, one with revisions. (3 of 3).

series V: 1 Box 22 Folder 10

SOA. Typed scripts of poems in the collection.

series V: 1 Box 22 Folder 11

NL. Four typed scripts (1 of 4).

series V: 1 Box 22 Folder 12

NL. Four typed scripts (2 of 4).

series V: 1 Box 22 Folder 13

NL. Four typed scripts (3 of 4).

series V: 1 Box 22 Folder 14

NL. Four typed scripts (4 of 4).

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 1

PNS. Three typed scripts, one with revisions (1 of 2).

series V: 1 Box 23 Folder 2

PNS. Three typed scripts, one with revisions (2 of 2).

subseries 2: Poems: Drafts of Individual Poems in Collections

Handwritten and typed versions of poems, most of which were eventually included in The Broken Landscape, The Necessary Lie, and/or Poems: New and Selected, most with revisions. Drafts of "Key West" (with revisions by Alan Swallow), "Passage," "The Dead" (with revisions by Alan Swallow and C. V. Cunningham), "Letters from Rome," and "Letter to a Friend" are especially noteworthy for the detail of their revisions. Also includes manuscripts of translations of two long poems: Roman D'Alexandre and Alexis. See Box 27, Folder 24, for spiral notebook containing handwritten drafts of poems.

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 3

Photocopy of BL, including the author's handwritten insertions of the dates of each poem. "The Land." "The Fishes." "An Airman Falling, Addresses His Sweetheart." "The Wall."

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 4

"Key West."

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 5

Poems, 1949-1950. "On the Key to My Bookcase." "The Affliction." Poems, with revisions, from The Necessary Lie. Photocopies of the title page and Table of Contents. "Epigraph: Serenade for Us." "The Meaning of Violence." "The Leaf." "To a Friend" (earlier called "On Experience"). "For My Students Returning to College." "The Progress of the Soul." "An Actor, to His Audience." "A Return" (earlier called "Winter Landscape.") "The Steps of Love" (earlier called "On Love"). "The Lovers" (earlier called "The Shadow").

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 6

Poems from NL. "Prothalamion." "Cold Coffee." "The Lover, After Some Years, Speaks." "Love Letter."

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 7

Poems from NL. "The Demons." "A Winter Garden." "A History."

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 8

Poems from NL. "Passage."

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 9

Poems from NL. "The Dead."

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 10

Poems from NL. "The Dead."

series V: 2 Box 23 Folder 11

Poems from NL. "At the Theatre" (earlier version, "Act Five, Scene Two").

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 1

Poems from PNS (collection unpublished). Three typed "Table of Contents" manuscripts. "The Burning glass: To the Moon." "The Aged Lover Again.""The Seasons."

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 2

Poems from PNS. "Statement." "Act Five, Scene Three" [earlier, "The Lovers"]. "Flight." "Nightmare." "Ghosts." "Memories: Texas, 1932."

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 3

Poems from PNS. "Letter from the North Atlantic."

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 4

Poems from PNS. "Letter from Oxford."

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 5

Poems from PNS. "Letters from Rome."

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 6

Poems from PNS. "Letter to a Friend."

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 7

Poems from PNS. "Letter to a Friend."

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 8

Poems from PNS. "Accessions to Autumn."

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 9

Abandoned poems (never published). Miscellaneous epigrams.

series V: 2 Box 24 Folder 10

Translation of Roman D'Alexandre (classroom exercise). Translation of Alexis.

series 6: Classroom Notes, Handouts, Exams

Classroom materials from JW's tenure at the University of Denver, including notes, handouts, exams, class schedules, and seating charts for creative writing, literature, and criticism classes.

series VI Box 25 Folder 1

Classroom notes and handouts (creative writing, etc.) (1 of 2).

series VI Box 25 Folder 2

Classroom notes and handouts (creative writing, etc.) (2 of 2).

series VI Box 25 Folder 3

Classroom notes and handouts (literary criticism) (1 of 2).

series VI Box 25 Folder 4

Classroom notes and handouts (literary criticism) (2 of 2).

series VI Box 25 Folder 5

Exams, seating charts, class schedule.

series 7: Financial Records and Official Documents,

1951-1985

Royalty and other financial statements from publishers and from Marie Rodell, agent, 1951-1985. Check stubs from royalty payments from Doubleday and Co. Various official documents, including Notice of Authorization of Subsistence Allowance from the Veterans Administration, 1947; photocopy of publishing contract from Viking Press for Augustus, 1968; appointment contract from Brandeis University designating JW as Fannie Hurst Professor of Creative Literature, 1973; Personnel Services Agreement from the University of Florida for JW's participation in the Literary Festival, 1983.

series VII Box 25 Folder 6

Royalty and other financial statements from publishers and from Marie Rodell, agent, 1951-1985.

series VII Box 25 Folder 7

Miscellaneous financial records (dates unidentified).

series VII Box 25 Folder 8

Official documents.

series 8: Printed Material

Journals, magazines, information pamphlets regarding awards, conferences etc., programs and leaflets, publishers' catalogs, book jackets, jacket copy, formal invitations, award certificates, etc.

subseries 1: Journals and Magazines

series VIII: 1 Box 26 Folder 1

The Humanist, 1955; University of Denver Magazine, September, 1964.

series VIII: 1 Box 26 Folder 2

Publishers' Weekly, October 9, 1972; Saturday Review, April, 1973.

series VIII: 1 Box 26 Folder 3

Publishers' Weekly, April 30, 1973; America, May 5, 1973; Bookletter, June 9, 1975; Associated Programs Newsletter, June, 1974 and March, 1975.

series VIII: 1 Box 26 Folder 4

Writer's Digest, June 1984, p. 34.

series VIII: 1 Box 26 Folder 5

Denver Quarterly, Winter,1986. Bibliography is inaccurate according to JW.

subseries 2: Informational Pamphlets Regarding Awards, Conferences and Workshops; Catalogs; Book Jackets

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 6

Yaddo; Book-of-the-Month Club Literary Award, 1963; Hopwood Award, 1966; Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1958, 1966; Rockefeller Foundation, 1966.

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 7

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1967-1971 (1 of 2).

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 8

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1967-1971 (2 of 2).

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 9

Texas Institute of Letters, 1973; Who's Who: Colorado Authors' League; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1985; American Academy Institute of Arts, 1983, 1985.

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 10

Miscellaneous programs and leaflets, 1946-1983 (1 of 2).

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 11

Miscellaneous programs and leaflets, 1946-1983 (2 of 2).

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 12

Miscellaneous publishers' catalogs, 1950-1982 (1 of 2).

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 13

Miscellaneous publishers' catalogs, 1950-1982 (2 of 2).

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 14

Book jackets (NL and A); jacket art (NBN); jacket copy (S).

series VIII: 2 Box 26 Folder 15

Miscellaneous (i.e., formal invitations, award certificates).

subseries 3: Clippings from Newspapers and Periodicals

Photocopies of reviews of JW's novels and poetry in various American and British newspapers and periodicals, and photocopies of miscellaneous newspaper articles about JW as a writer. Coverage ranges from 1948-1979. Notable reviewers include Paul Engle, Anthony Thivaite, C. P. Snow, Derek Mahon, Dan Wakefield, Peter Ackroyd, Edmund Fuller, and Jimmy Breslin. Folder 5 contains a news photo of JW with Allen Ginsberg, Joanne Greenberg, and James McCormick. For JW's scrapbook collection of reviews of Augustus see Box 28.

series VIII: 3 Box 27 Folder 1

Reviews of NBN, BL, and NL.

series VIII: 3 Box 27 Folder 2

Reviews of BC.

series VIII: 3 Box 27 Folder 3

Reviews of S.

series VIII: 3 Box 27 Folder 4

Reviews of A.

series VIII: 3 Box 27 Folder 5

Miscellaneous clippings.

series 9: Essays and Other Material about JW.

Miscellaneous essays and articles about JW in various magazines and journals. Also includes a review essay of Stoner by Irving Howe, A Viking Press Release Announcement of Augustus, "John Williams" entries in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Novelists, and Contemporary Authors.

series IX Box 27 Folder 6

Miscellaneous essays; review essay of S (1 of 2).

series IX Box 27 Folder 7

Miscellaneous essays; review essay of S (2 of 2).

series IX Box 27 Folder 8

Miscellaneous essays; Release Announcement of A; and "John Willia

series 10: Interviews

Miscellaneous interviews of JW, including an abandoned interview for Dust and the final interview for Dust (Winter, 1966). See also interview in Denver Quarterly (Winter 1986), pp. 11-31 (Box 22, Folder 4).

series X Box 27 Folder 9

Interviews, Winter, 1966 to June 9, 1985 (1 of 2).

series X Box 27 Folder 10

Interviews, Winter, 1966 to June 9, 1985 (2 of 2)

series 11: Photographs

Photographs of JW during his tenure at the University of Denver; at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (taken by Paul Child, husband of Julia Child); at Jackson Hole with his wife (photograph taken by William Stafford); and at Tucson, Arizona. Literary figures appearing in photographs include Seymour Epstein, Ray West, Verlin Cassill, and Bill Peden. Dates and locations of photographs determined by JW; many are not known by JW.

series XI Box 27 Folder 11

University of Denver, 1960s.

series XI Box 27 Folder 12

Four photos, Bread Loaf, c. 1968 or 1969; one photo with Epstein, 1960s; one photo with (left to right) West, Cassill, and Peden, late 1960s, probably in Vermont.

series XI Box 27 Folder 13

Photo series, University of Denver, late 1960s or early 1970s; ten photos, Tucson, Arizona, 1973.

series XI Box 27 Folder 14

One photo, Jackson Hole, with wife, Nancy Williams; two photos, 1970s; ten photos, date and location unidentified.

series XI Box 27 Folder 15

Six photos, date and place unidentified; two photos, date and place unidentified.

series 12: Miscellaneous Items.

Includes spiral notebooks containing handwritten notes on early French language and drafts of miscellaneous poetry and prose, including a draft of "Key West." Includes other miscellaneous items such as a typed copy of JW's acceptance speech for the National Book Award and authorial queries for Viking Press regarding Augustus, and JW's scrapbook collection of reviews of Augustus. Many other items are unidentified.

series XII Box 27

Early French notes; miscellaneous poems and prose, draft of "Key West."

series XII Box 27

Acceptance speech; authorial queries; unidentified items.

series XII Box 28

Scrapbook collection.

series 13: Oversized Material: Galley Proofs, Maps, Letters. Oversize Box 3.

series XIII Box Oversized Box 3

Galley Proofs, Maps, Letters

series 14: Supplementary Materials to first accession of JW's papers

Received from his widow July 15, 1998.

series XIV Box 29 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1944-1993.

series XIV Box 29 Folder 2

The Tent. Two unfinished scripts of novel and background materials.

series XIV Box 29 Folder 3

Splendid in Ashes (unpublished). One script with JW's marks.

series XIV Box 29 Folder 4

The Sleep of Reason. Two unfinished scripts of novel, segments of novel, and background materials (1 of 2).

series XIV Box 29 Folder 5

The Sleep of Reason. Two unfinished scripts of novel, segments of novel, and background materials (2 of 2).

series XIV Box 29 Folder 6

The Broken Landscape. One script with JW's marks.

series XIV Box 29 Folder 7

Accessions: New and Selected Poems (unpublished). Notes and draft segments.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 1

Accessions: New and Selected Poems (unpublished). Three scripts.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 2

"In the American Grain: The Importance of William Carlos Williams." Two scripts with extensive revisions by JW. One computer-generated script. Published in the Colorado Review, XXIV, 2 (Fall, 1997).

series XIV Box 30 Folder 3

Notes for Butcher's Crossing and Stoner. Various outlines, including one addressing reasons for writing Augustus. JW's artistic statement.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 4

Classroom notes.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 5

Royalty statements and publication contract for The Necessary Lie.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 6

"The 'Western': Definition of the Myth." Published copy extracted from The Nation. Photocopy of Augustus excerpt included in a composition textbook. Printed copy of "Editorial Statement" for Denver Quarterly. Offset printing of "Fact in Fiction: Problems for the Historical Novelist." Photocopy of "Fulke Greville: The World and God" (Denver Quarterly, 1975).

series XIV Box 30 Folder 7

Materials concerning American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award and Rockefeller Foundation Grant.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 8

Clippings and photocopies of reviews of JW's novels and of articles regarding JW's career. Includes three articles on the John Williams' Symposium held in 1986 at the University of Denver.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 9

Script of an essay of an essay on S written by Gordon Weaver. Script of an essay on A written by John Stark. Copy of a Master's Thesis on BC, S, and A.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 10

Two printed interviews with JW. One audiocassette tape of 1993 Ozarks at Large: Arkansas Voices interview with JW broadcast on NPR station KUAF. One audiocassette tape of JW's speaking at 14th Upper Midwest Writer's Conference in 1982. Script of address delivered, presumably at the University of Denver, on BC, S, and A and the genre of the historical novel.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 11

Obituaries and death certificate.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 12

Photographs. Assorted, undated photographs of JW (singles and group shots). Most persons in photos are not identified, but one shows JW with William Harrison, Tom Lynch, James Whitehead, Michael Heffernan, and Jim Harrison; another photo shows JW with William Sloane at Bread Loaf. Some photos are from JW's Air Force service.

series XIV Box 30 Folder 13

Certificates-Phi Beta Kappa and Professor Emeritus status at University of Denver.

END OF COLLECTION

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