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Vance Bourjaily Papers M014

Title:
Vance Bourjaily papers
Creator:
Bourjaily, Vance, 1922-2010
ID:
M014
Date [inclusive]:
1942-1984
Extent:
11.25 linear feet
Location note:
Collection stored offsite.
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The collection contains letters; reviews; drafts of television plays, an opera, published and unpublished fiction, drama and poetry; magazine and newspaper articles and essays; audio tapes; and the final manuscripts of ten published novels.
Access Restrictions:

The collection is stored offsite and must be requested at least 4 full business days in advance for retrieval. Contact Special Collections & Archives before visiting. Otherwise, no restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Vance Bourjaily Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Vance Bourjaily (Bowdoin 1944) was born in 1922 and was a noted author of books, magazine articles, stage and television plays, and other works. Much of his early material was drawn from his experiences with the American Field Service (1942-1944), where he served as an ambulance driver in Syria, Egypt, and Italy, and the U.S. Army (1944-1946), where he served as an infantryman in Japan. He was a journalist, co-founding and editing the journal Discovery (1951), a faculty member at the University of Arizona and the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop, and the first director of the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at Louisiana State University.

Bourjaily's novels include The End of My Life, Brill Among the Ruins, Now Playing at Canterbury and A Game Men Play.

In 1947 Bourjaily married Bettina Yensen, with whom he had three children. Bourjaily married Yasmin Mogul in 1985. He died in 2010.

The collection contains letters; reviews; drafts of television plays, an opera, published and unpublished fiction, drama and poetry; magazine and newspaper articles and essays; audio tapes; and the final manuscripts of ten published novels, most as originally arranged by Bourjaily. Correspondents include John Cheever, Malcolm Cowley, John Irving, Norman Mailer, William Styron, Gore Vidal and Kurt Vonnegut.

Series Description:

Notes; manuscript and typescript drafts, some with holographic corrections; proofs, corrected and uncorrected; layouts; reviews; letters; and other material related to the writing and publication of Bourjaily's novels, stored in the author's original order. The envelopes and folders in which they material came are preserved at the beginning of each box because of extensive notations by Bourjaily. The novels are The End of My Life (1947), The Hound of Earth (1955), The Violated (1958), Confessions of a Spent Youth (1960), The Unnatural Enemy (1963), The Man Who Knew Kennedy (1967), Brill Among the Ruins (1970), Country Matters (1973), Now Playing at Canterbury (1976), A Game Men Play (1980), and the unpublished The Sun Follower, or, The Hero of Friday Afternoon.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folders and envelopes, box 1]

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 1

Brill Among the Ruins: Notes - odd [incorporated into Brill Among the Ruins and Country Mathers]

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 2

Brill Among the Ruins: With Brill In Mexico [sent to Ed Doctorow]

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 3

Brill Among the Ruins: Robert Brill and the Lost Continent

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 4

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] A - Actual inception of Brill Among the Ruins

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 5

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] B - 1958

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 6

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] C - 1968

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 7

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] D - 1968

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 8

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] E - 1969

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 9

Brill Among the Ruins: [Heavily annotated ts. pages to accompany folders A-E]

Offsite-Box 1 Folder 10

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folders and envelopes, box 2]

Offsite-Box 2 Folder 1

Brill Among the Ruins: For a Lost Continent, With Brill in Mexico

Offsite-Box 2 Folder 2

Brill Among the Ruins: [Photocopies of sources]

Offsite-Box 2 Folder 3

Brill Among the Ruins: Galley proofs (from Dial Press) corrected by hand ...

Offsite-Box 2 Folder 4

Brill Among the Ruins: [Page layouts]

Offsite-Box 2 Folder 5

Brill Among the Ruins: [Note on back of box in which Brill ... was enclosed]

Offsite-Box 2 Folder 6

Brill Among the Ruins: Next to final typescript with holograph corrections

Offsite-Box 3

Brill Among the Ruins: Xerox with holograph corrections

Offsite-Box 4

Brill Among the Ruins: Typescript with manuscript corrections [by editor?]

Offsite-Box 5

Confessions of a Spent Youth: Folders and envelopes, b.6

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 1

Confessions of a Spent Youth: Notes used in Confessions [ca. 1950s]

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 2

Confessions of a Spent Youth: Quincy at Yale - a Confession

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 3

Confessions of a Spent Youth: The Fractional Man - Confession of U.S.D. Quincy

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 4

Confessions of a Spent Youth: Varieties of Irreligious Experiences

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 5

Confessions of a Spent Youth: How the Great Ship Went Down - a Confession of U.S.D. Quincy

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 6

Confessions of a Spent Youth: [Layout pages]

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 7

Confessions of a Spent Youth: [Reviews of Confessions]

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 8

Confessions of a Spent Youth: [Typescript with manuscript annotations, p. 1-159]

Offsite-Box 6 Folder 9

Confessions of a Spent Youth: [Typescript with manuscript annotations, p. 160-580]

Offsite-Box 7

Confessions of a Spent Youth: [Incomplete carbon typescript with manuscript annotations]

Offsite-Box 8

Confessions of a Spent Youth: Proof [with author's holograph corrections]

Offsite-Box 9 Folder 1

Confessions of a Spent Youth: Master proof [with editorial corrections] Aug 26, 1960

Offsite-Box 9 Folder 2

Confessions of a Spent Youth: Master proof [with editorial corrections] Sep 22, 1960

Offsite-Box 10

Country Matters: Folders and envelopes, b. 11

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 1

Country Matters: 3 letters from Harold Hughes when he was Governor, and one ... when he was Senator

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 2

Country Matters: Nick in Iowa - Correspondence and Nathaniel West pages

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 3-4

Country Matters: Death in Africa

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 5-7

Country Matters: Field Trials

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 8

Country Matters: Something New for the Old Gun

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 9

Country Matters: Outdoors, for December

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 10

Country Matters: Outdoors ... August or September

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 11

Country Matters: Pigeons

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 12

Country Matters: Seawalking

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 13

Country Matters: The Miscellaneous Sportmen [and correspondence]

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 14

Country Matters: Outdoors, November or December

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 15

Country Matters: Notes & drafts for Nick in Iowa (inc. in Country Matters)

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 16-17

Country Matters: Corn of Coxcatlan, material & drafts - June 1973

Offsite-Box 11 Folder 18

Country Matters: Folders and envelopes, box 12

Offsite-Box 12 Folder 1

Country Matters: [Letter - Bourjaily to Geoff [?], Iowa City, IA, Aug. 21, 1971]

Offsite-Box 12 Folder 2

Country Matters: For Ophelia [19 p. typescript with holograph corrections]

Offsite-Box 12 Folder 3

Country Matters: For Ophelia [22 pp. typescript with holograph corrections; and with letter from Bourjaily to [?] Gould, Iowa City, Iowa, March 11, 1972]

Offsite-Box 12 Folder 4

Country Matters: [22 p. photocopy (paste-up) of ts used by Audience Magazine, with proofreaders notes]

Offsite-Box 12 Folder 5

Country Matters: [Corrected galleys for Audience Magazine, 9/6/71]

Offsite-Box 12 Folder 6

Country Matters: [Bourjaily's copy of] Xeroxes and carbons ... Country Matters

Offsite-Box 12 Folder 7-10

Country Matters: [Typescript with manuscript corrections]

Offsite-Box 13

Country Matters: Uncorrected galleys

Offsite-Box 14 Folder 1

Country Matters: Cover proofs

Offsite-Box 14 Folder 2

Country Matters: Master set, 1st pass

Offsite-Box 14 Folder 3-4

The End of My Life: Italy - 1944 draft on which Scribners bought option

Offsite-Box 15 Folder 1-2

The End of My Life: Complete 1st draft, Spring 1946, Virginia

Offsite-Box 15 Folder 3

The End of My Life: [Publication contract with Scribner's]

Offsite-Box 16 Folder 1

The End of My Life: Original manuscript (final draft)

Offsite-Box 16 Folder 2-3

The End of My Life: [Corrected proofs]

Offsite-Box 16 Folder 4

The End of My Life: [Uncorrected proofs]

Offsite-Box 16 Folder 5

A Game Men Play: The More Fool [alternate beginning, typescript with holographic corrections]

Offsite-Box 17 Folder 1

A Game Men Play: The More Fool [typescript with holographic corrections]

Offsite-Box 17 Folder 2-4

A Game Men Play: Folders and envelopes, b. 18

Offsite-Box 18 Folder 1

A Game Men Play: Notes, mostly from an early version ... titled These Blue Girls

Offsite-Box 18 Folder 2

A Game Men Play: [typescript with holographic] new corrections or revisions [ca. 1979]

Offsite-Box 18 Folder 3-5

A Game Men Play: [editor's typescript with manuscript corrections]

Offsite-Box 19

A Game Men Play: Dupe ms. [typescript]

Offsite-Box 20

A Game Men Play: [Correspondence, Bourjaily and Juris Jurjevics, Sept. 11, 1978, and Aug. 20, 1979]

Offsite-Box 21 Folder 1

A Game Men Play: The More Fool [box cover]

Offsite-Box 21 Folder 2

A Game Men Play: A Game Men Play [galley proofs]

Offsite-Box 21 Folder 3

The Hound of Earth: The Hound of Earth [typescript with manuscript corrections]

Offsite-Box 22 Folder 1-2

The Hound of Earth: [carbon typescript with manuscript corrections - incomplete]

Offsite-Box 22 Folder 3

The Hound of Earth: Reviews

Offsite-Box 22 Folder 4

The Hound of Earth: Contract for the French edition

Offsite-Box 22 Folder 5

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: Folders and envelopes, b.23

Offsite-Box 23 Folder 1

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: preliminary work, early drafts

Offsite-Box 23 Folder 2-3

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: ... Stage just before the final draft

Offsite-Box 23 Folder 4

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: Folders and envelopes, b. 24

Offsite-Box 24 Folder 1

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: First, 2nd & 3rd drafts ... cannibalized

Offsite-Box 24 Folder 2

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: Notes ...

Offsite-Box 24 Folder 3

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: [Typescript with holographic corrections, pp. 21-179]

Offsite-Box 24 Folder 4

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: [Source material, N.Y. Times, Nov. 23-28, 1963]

Offsite-Box 24 Folder 5

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: [Source material, Post, May 6, 1967]

Offsite-Box 24 Folder 6

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: [Carbon typescript, printer's copy; with letter from Mrs. Ernest Hemingway]

Box 25 Offsite-Box 1-2

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: [Reviews]

Offsite-Box 25 Folder 3

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: [Clippings]

Offsite-Box 25 Folder 4

Now Playing at Canterbury: Folders and envelopes, b. 26, Notes & drafts of stories ...

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 1

Now Playing at Canterbury: The Fastest Jeep in the World

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 2

Now Playing at Canterbury: The Bride of Corinth

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 3

Now Playing at Canterbury: The Greatest Sopranos Who Ever Lived Were A Couple of Guys Named Carl and Casper

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 4

Now Playing at Canterbury: Aqui Estamos, Trabajandos ...

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 5

Now Playing at Canterbury: Circus - discarded story ...

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 6

Now Playing at Canterbury: The Greatest Sopranos

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 7

Now Playing at Canterbury: First & 2nd drafts - Fennellon's Phunny Philosophy

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 8

Now Playing at Canterbury: Cross-refers to "Canterbury" [Bourhaily's preface to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Letters to his Daughter]

Offsite-Box 26 Folder 9-10

Now Playing at Canterbury: Folders and envelopes, box 27

Offsite-Box 27 Folder 1

Now Playing at Canterbury: Canterbury next to final draft [typescript, heavily revised]

Offsite-Box 27 Folder 2-6

Now Playing at Canterbury: [Carbon typescript with holography corrections, p. 1-600]

Offsite-Box 28

Now Playing at Canterbury: [Carbon typescript with holography corrections, p. 601-701]

Offsite-Box 29 Folder 1

Now Playing at Canterbury: [Letters from Richard Marek]

Offsite-Box 29 Folder 2

Now Playing at Canterbury: [Editor's notes]

Offsite-Box 29 Folder 3

Now Playing at Canterbury: For the Revenge Symposium [Bourjaily's commentary on Newsweek's review]

Offsite-Box 29 Folder 4

Now Playing at Canterbury: [Photocopy, of typescript with editor's and holograph corrections, p. 1-450

Offsite-Box 29 Folder 5-7

Now Playing at Canterbury: Folders and envelopes, b. 30

Offsite-Box 30 Folder 1

Now Playing at Canterbury: [Photocopy, of typescript with editor's and holograph corrections, p. 451-701]

Offsite-Box 30 Folder 2-3

Now Playing at Canterbury: some notes and drafts ... some pages pulled from the final draft

Offsite-Box 30 Folder 4

Now Playing at Canterbury: some notes and draft ... Notes

Offsite-Box 30 Folder 5

Now Playing at Canterbury: [correction pages]

Offsite-Box 30 Folder 6

The Sun Follower: Notes on Drafts 2 and 3 of my second (unpublished) novel. (1948-50)

Offsite-Box 31 Folder 1

The Sun Follower: The Sun Follower - 2nd draft

Offsite-Box 31 Folder 2

The Sun Follower: The Hero of Friday Afternoon - 3rd draft

Offsite-Box 31 Folder 3-4

The Sun Follower: [Critiques of ... - letters, notes, etc.]

Offsite-Box 31 Folder 5

The Unnatural Enemy: Folders and envelopes, b. 32

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 1

The Unnatural Enemy: [Corrected typescript pages, miscellaneous]

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 2

The Unnatural Enemy: [Notes, etc.]

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 3

The Unnatural Enemy: [21 p.]

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 4

The Unnatural Enemy: Vance Bourjaily / for John Randolph

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 5

The Unnatural Enemy: 1st Draft of Chapter 4, In Fields Near Home [typescript with holographic corrections]

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 6

The Unnatural Enemy: (Magazine form) Goose Pits ... as returned by New Yorker

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 7

The Unnatural Enemy: The Goose Pits [in The New Yorker, November 25, 1961]

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 8

The Unnatural Enemy: (Magazine form) ... The Unnatural enemy as - returned by New Yorker

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 9

The Unnatural Enemy: [in The New Yorker, August 4, 1962]

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 10

The Unnatural Enemy: [Reviews]

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 11

The Unnatural Enemy: [Carbon typescript with extensive holographic corrections, p. 1-85]

Offsite-Box 32 Folder 12

The Unnatural Enemy: [Carbon typescript with extensive holographic corrections, p. 120-235]

Offsite-Box 33 Folder 1

The Unnatural Enemy: [Typescript and printed pages, some manuscript corrections]

Offsite-Box 33 Folder 2

The Unnatural Enemy: [galley proofs with holographic corrections]

Offsite-Box 33 Folder 3

The Violated: The Violated [typescript with editor's annotations, preliminaries]

Offsite-Box 34 Folder 1

The Violated: Part 1, "Remembur my frende ....." [typescript with editor's annotations]

Offsite-Box 34 Folder 2-4

The Violated: Part 2, "...the tyme of contynuance!..." [typescript with editor's annotations]

Offsite-Box 35 Folder 1-2

The Violated: Part 3, "...so help me Gode, yt ys but a chery time. Mankand" [typescript with editor's annotations]

Offsite-Box 35 Folder 3

The Violated: [Reviews]

Offsite-Box 35 Folder 4

Series Description:

Notes; letters; and drafts and revisions, some with holographic corrections, for Bourjaily's stage or television plays, 1943-58, some never been performed. Included are notes for several that were not written. Original envelopes and folders have been kept at the front of each box to preserve the author's annotations.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Stage scripts: Folders and envelopes, b. 36

Offsite-Box 36 Folder 1

Stage scripts: At Large [typescript carbon]

Offsite-Box 36 Folder 2

Stage scripts: At Large - a play which was never produced [mimeographed typescript]

Offsite-Box 36 Folder 3

Stage scripts: The Lion and the Tigers [carbon typescript]

Offsite-Box 36 Folder 4-7

Mr. In and Mr. Out: Folders and envelopes, b. 37

Offsite-Box 37 Folder 1

Mr. In and Mr. Out: H & F [notes, etc.]

Offsite-Box 37 Folder 2

Mr. In and Mr. Out: H & F notes [etc.]

Offsite-Box 37 Folder 3

Mr. In and Mr. Out: Mr. In & Mr. Out - notes, drafts, records

Offsite-Box 37 Folder 4

Mr. In and Mr. Out: main line and readings

Offsite-Box 37 Folder 5

Mr. In and Mr. Out: digressions

Offsite-Box 37 Folder 6

Mr. In and Mr. Out: [carbon typescript]

Offsite-Box 37 Folder 7

Folders and envelopes, b. 38

Offsite-Box 38 Folder 1

Scenes for a Summer Garden [carbon typescript]

Offsite-Box 38 Folder 2

Time is a Dancer - 1943 [typescript]

Offsite-Box 38 Folder 3

Time is a Dancer [carbon typescript, with annotations]

Offsite-Box 38 Folder 4

Time of Peace, written 1950-51 [carbon typescript, with annotations]

Offsite-Box 38 Folder 5

Time of Peace, as produced off-Broadway 1953 (?) [typescript, heavily annotated]

Offsite-Box 38 Folder 6

Violations On a Theft from Shakespeare First draft [mimeographed]

Offsite-Box 38 Folder 7

Television scripts: Folders and envelopes, b. 39 A Baby Named X

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 1

Television scripts: First draft, 3/14/56 [with holographic corrections]

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 2

Television scripts: First draft, 3/14/56 [with holographic and other manuscript corrections]

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 3

Television scripts: First draft, 3/14/56 [photocopy]

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 4

Television scripts: The Big Frame, Justice #7 - First draft, 11/1/55 Experiment

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 5

Television scripts: Outline [carbon typescript]

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 6

Television scripts: 1st draft [typescript, with holographic corrections]

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 7

Television scripts: 1st revision [carbon typescript with extensive holographic corrections

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 8

Television scripts: [Correspondence re Experiment]

Offsite-Box 39 Folder 9

Fatal Payment, Justice #1 - Revised 12/9/55

Offsite-Box 40 Folder 1

Going to Lunch [typescript] Gretel

Offsite-Box 40 Folder 2

[First draft, with revisions, ca. 1955]

Offsite-Box 40 Folder 3

(Revised) August 21, 1955 Money for Sale

Offsite-Box 40 Folder 4

A Thousand Dollars A Minute - First draft, 4/25/57

Offsite-Box 40 Folder 5

Revised, 5/17/57

Offsite-Box 40 Folder 6

Picaresque: [Typescript]

Offsite-Box 41 Folder 1

Picaresque: [Carbon typescript]

Offsite-Box 41 Folder 2

Picaresque: Sign Right Here, Justice #22 - First draft, 2/15/56

Offsite-Box 41 Folder 3

Picaresque: Three Children - First draft, 10/28/57

Offsite-Box 41 Folder 4

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: First draft, 8/25/58

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 1

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Revised, 8/29/58

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 2

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Revised 9/2/58

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 3

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Revised 9/5/58 Notes for plays never written:

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 4

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: The Danny Onion Story

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 5

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Doctor Ben-San

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 6

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: The Fighter

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 7

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: The Gold Find

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 8

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Love Story

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 9

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: [Miscellaneous]

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 10

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: The Range - December

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 11

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Sam, Alone

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 12

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Secrets

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 13

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Vivian

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 14

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: The Woman On The Dock

Offsite-Box 42 Folder 15

Series Description:

Drafts of Bourjaily's poems, 1945-53; some written during World War II are collected under the title "The Cold Valley", which is represented both by typescript and a photocopy of the manuscript held by the University of Florida at Gainesville. The files include correspondence with Donald Justice, 1966, re possible publication of the work.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Folders and envelopes, b. 43 The Cold Valley

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 1

Poems, 1945-46 (folder A) [carbon typescript]

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 2

[Carbon typescript, c.2]

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 3

[Photocopy of manuscript - original at University of Florida at Gainesville]

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 4

Two dozen poems, 1947-53 (folder B)

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 5

[Correspondence with Donald Justice]

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 6

Series Description:

Libretto, audio tapes, and printed verion of "'$4000' : An Opera in five Scenes" on which Bourjaily collaborated with composer Tom Turner. The preparations for the first performance became the basis of Bourjaily's novel, Now Playing at Canterbury.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

$4000 : An Opera In Five Acts: Introduction to a Libretto

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 7

$4000 : An Opera In Five Acts: [Mimeographed libretto, with holographic rehearsal notes]

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 8

$4000 : An Opera In Five Acts: Tapes ... of the University of Iowa premier [i.e. rehearsal]

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 9

$4000 : An Opera In Five Acts: [Appearance in] The North American Review

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 10

$4000 : An Opera In Five Acts: [Copyright certificate]

Offsite-Box 43 Folder 11

Series Description:

Published and unpublished articles, stories, etc. in draft and final form, as well as notes, letters, photographs, contracts and other material relating to those works; dating from 1942 to 1984. The original manuscript for Not to Confound My Elders, of which the collection includes a photocopy and typescript, is owned by the University of Florida at Gainesville.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Folders and envelopes, b. 44

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 1

As We Forgive Those [preliminary to The End of My Life]

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 2

A Certain Kind of Work [1st, 2nd, and 2nd revised drafts; notes]

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 3

A Certain Kind of Work [3rd and final drafts; chapter from Confessions ...]

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 4

A City Lover [1sr draft, final draft (Sept. 1966) and correspondence]

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 5

Contentment On Your Own Land [from National Wildlife, August-September, 1972]

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 6

Dream Dropping [typescript and letter]

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 7

The Duchess [a.k.a] Ernie and Jake - working m[anu]s[cript] and xerox

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 8

The Fractional Man [from The New Yorker]

Offsite-Box 44 Folder 9

Folders and envelopes, b.45

Offsite-Box 45 Folder 1

The Girl in the Abstract Bed - contract

Offsite-Box 45 Folder 2

Greece [notes, letters, etc., concerning; ca. 1970]

Offsite-Box 45 Folder 3

Home Sweet Controversy : An Informal History of an Unusual Firm of Architects [carbon typescript, ca. 1951]

Offsite-Box 45 Folder 4

Home Sweet Controversy [correspondence]

Offsite-Box 45 Folder 5

In Memory of Robert F. Kennedy [typescript with holographic corrections, letters and notes]

Offsite-Box 45 Folder 6

In Memory of Robert F. Kennedy [published form]

Offsite-Box 45 Folder 7

Letter to Lannoye [letters and drafts]

Offsite-Box 45 Folder 8

Folders and envelopes, b.46

Offsite-Box 46 Folder 1

Marijuana Politics : Iowa, 1973 [drafts, photographs and article published in Harpers]

Offsite-Box 46 Folder 2

Memoirs of an Ace [notes, 1st and final drafts]

Offsite-Box 46 Folder 3

The Music Lesson [story derived from The End of My Life; carbon typescript] Not to Confound My Elders:

Offsite-Box 46 Folder 4

[Early draft, typescript]

Offsite-Box 46 Folder 5-13

[Photocopy of early draft]

Offsite-Box 46 Folder 14-16

Folders and envelopes, b.47 Not to Confound My Elders (cont.)

Offsite-Box 47 Folder 1

[Later draft, typescript - photocopies of original owned by the University Florida ar Gainesville]

Offsite-Box 47 Folder 2-3

Review for N.Y. Times of Baker's [Ernest] Hemingway [ca.1969]

Offsite-Box 47 Folder 4

She Walks in Beauty [From the Bowdoin Quill, Summer, 1942]

Offsite-Box 47 Folder 5

[Three lectures in Spanish given by Bourjaily in South America for the State Department] 1959

Offsite-Box 47 Folder 7

What They Are Trying to Tell Us [1st draft, revision]

Offsite-Box 47 Folder 8

What They Are Trying to Tell Us [from The Chicago Tribune]

Offsite-Box 47 Folder 9

Series Description:

Articles and essays from 1967 to 1984, including interviews and an autobiography, about Bourjaily and his work. Also contains a bibliography of his publications ca. 1968.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Folders and envelopes, b.48

Offsite-Box 48 Folder 1

A Profile of Vance Bourjaily, by Lloyd Maffitt [from The Iowan, Winter 1967-68]

Offsite-Box 48 Folder 2

[Bibliography of Vance Bourjaily, by Presby, ca. 1968]

Offsite-Box 48 Folder 3

Interview with Vance Bourjaily, breadloaf, 1973 [audio tape and photocopy of typescript]

Offsite-Box 48 Folder 4

Pretending to Be Arab : Role Playing in Vance Bourhaily's 'The Fractional Man," [by] Evelyn Shakir - piece about confession [1982]

Offsite-Box 48 OSS Folder 5

In Interview [with Vance Bourjaily], by Nancy Bunge [1983]

Offsite-Box 48 Folder 6

Interview [with Vance Bourjaily], by William A. Farmics ... [1983]

Offsite-Box 48 Folder 7

First draft of a memoir written for ... [Contemporary] Author's Autobiographies series ...

Offsite-Box 48 Folder 8

Contemporary Authors - Autobiography Series [offprint of Bourjaily's sketch from] Volume 1 [1984]

Offsite-Box 48 Folder 9

Series Description:

Newspapers and sections of newspapers, consisting largely of full issues of the New Castle [Virginia] Record, 1947-48, owned and contributed to by Bourjaily, and published by his mother; and the Sunday leisure section of the San Francisco Chronicle, to which he contributed in 1949 and 1950. A few articles about Bourjaily, 1947-71, are also included.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Portland Press-Herald, 9/20/47 [article re Bourjaily] New Castle [Va.] Record

Offsite-Box 49 Folder 1

12/25/47 - 4/29/48 San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday Leisure section

Offsite-Box 49 Folder 2-20

2/1/49 - 3/26/50

Offsite-Box 49 Folder 21-33

Clippings, etc. - miscellaneous

Offsite-Box 49 Folder 34

Series Description:

Selected letters received by Vance and Tina Bourjaily between 1960 and 1982, most from noted modern American authors, others from political or film figures. A note by Bourjaily, explaining who some of the correspondents are and why they corresponded, precedes the letters. Miscellaneous letters, 1964-1973, and correspondence with Bowdoin officials, 1944-1961, are also included.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Correspondence of Bourjaily: [Explanation by Bourjaily]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 1

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Whitney Balliett [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 2

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Donald Barthelme [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 3

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Ignacio Bernal [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 4

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Thomas Boyle [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 5

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Courtlandt D.B. Bryan [4 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 6

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Frederick Busch [5 letters plus 1 short essay]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 7

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Mary Carter [5 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 8

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Casey [5 letters, 1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 9

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Cheever [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 10

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Cyrus Colter [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 11

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Robert Coover [12 letters, 1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 12

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Malcolm Cowley [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 13

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Culver [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 14

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Jose Donoso [5 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 15

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Andre Dubus [3 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 16

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Fred Exley [5 letters, 1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 17

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Tom Filer [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 18

Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Price Fox [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 19

Correspondence of Bourjaily: George Garrett [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 20

Correspondence of Bourjaily: R. Gehman [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 21

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Herbert Gold [3 letters, 1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 22

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Grivens [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 24

Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Goldman [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 23

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Joe Haldeman [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 25

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Ron Hansen [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 26

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Yvette Harland [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 27

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Alan Harrington [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 28

Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Harrison [4 letters, 1 postcard]

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: L. Rust Hills [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 30

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Clellon Holmes [3 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 31

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Jane Howard [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 32

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Senator or Governor Harold Hughes [3 letters]

Offsite-Box 50 Folder 33

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Donald Justice [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 2

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Irving [8 letters, 1 postcard, and other information]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Sue Kaufmannm [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 3

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Larry L. King [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 4

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Seymour Krim [5 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 5

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Jack Lemmon [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 6

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Norman Mailer [7 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 7

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Dean Mallard [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 8

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Richard Marek [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 9

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Scott Mason [1 letter]

Box 51 Folder 10

Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Maxwell [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 11

Correspondence of Bourjaily: George McGovern [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 12

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Thomas Mcguane [3 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 13

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Robert Mezey [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 14

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Merle Miller [3 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 15

Correspondence of Bourjaily: P. Neill [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 16

Correspondence of Bourjaily: George A. Plimpton [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 17

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Richard Rhodes [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 18

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Philip Roth [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 19

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Mary Lee Sattle [5 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 20

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Tobias Schneebaum [6 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 21

Correspondence of Bourjaily: R. Sargent Shriver

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 22

Correspondence of Bourjaily: James P. Sloan [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 23

Correspondence of Bourjaily: George Starbuck [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 24

Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Styron [1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 25

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Harvey Swados [1 letter, 1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 26

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Gore Vidal [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 27

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [17 letters, 1 photocopy]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 28

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Dan Wakefield [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 29

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Bill Weaver [5 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 30

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Thomas Williams [12 letters, 1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 31

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Calder Willingham [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 32

Correspondence of Bourjaily: R. Yates [1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 33

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Yount [15 letters]

Offsite-Box 51 Folder 34

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Folders and envelopes, b. 52

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 1

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Bowdoin College correspondence, 1944-61

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 2

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Undated and miscellaneous correspondence 1964 - August 1973 Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 3-7

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Donald Bartelme [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 8

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: C.D.B. Bryan [3 letters]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 9

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Bob Coover [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 10

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Mrs. Ralph Elison [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 11

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Lillian Hellman [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 12

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Don Justice [1 postcard]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 13

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Norman Mailer [2 letters]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 14

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Tobias Schneebaum [3 letters]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 15

Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Kurt Vonnegut [1 letter]

Offsite-Box 52 Folder 16
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