Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Bourjaily, Vance, 1922-2010
Title
Vance Bourjaily papers
ID
M014
Date [inclusive]
1942-1984
Extent
11.25 linear feet
Location note
Collection stored offsite.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

The collection contains letters; reviews; drafts of television plays, an opera, published and unpublished fiction, drama and poetry; magazine and newspaper articles and essays; audio tapes; and the final manuscripts of ten published novels, most as originally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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

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.


Collection Inventory

Novels: manuscripts, drafts, notes, proofs, etc., 1944-80 (Brill Among The Ruins to The Man Who Knew Kennedy)   7.0 linear feet

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.

Offsite-Box Folder
1 OSS 1

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

1 OSS 2

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

1 OSS 3

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

1 OSS 4

Brill Among the Ruins: Robert Brill and the Lost Continent 

1 OSS 5

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

1 OSS 6

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] B - 1958 

1 OSS 7

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] C - 1968 

1 OSS 8

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] D - 1968 

1 OSS 9

Brill Among the Ruins: [Folder] E - 1969 

1 OSS 10

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

2 OSS 1

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

2 OSS 2

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

2 OSS 3

Brill Among the Ruins: [Photocopies of sources] 

2 OSS 4

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

2 OSS 5

Brill Among the Ruins: [Page layouts] 

2 OSS 6

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

Box
3 OSS

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

4 OSS

Brill Among the Ruins: Xerox with holograph corrections 

5 OSS

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

Box Folder
6 OSS 1

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

6 OSS 2

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

6 OSS 3

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

6 OSS 4

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

6 OSS 5

Confessions of a Spent Youth: Varieties of Irreligious Experiences 

6 OSS 6

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

6 OSS 7

Confessions of a Spent Youth: [Layout pages] 

6 OSS 8

Confessions of a Spent Youth: [Reviews of Confessions] 

6 OSS 9

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

Box
7 OSS

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

8 OSS

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

Box Folder
9 OSS 1

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

9 OSS 2

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

Box
10 OSS

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

Box Folder
11 OSS 1

Country Matters: Folders and envelopes, b. 11 

11 OSS 2

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

11 OSS 3-4

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

11 OSS 5-7

Country Matters: Death in Africa 

11 OSS 8

Country Matters: Field Trials 

11 OSS 9

Country Matters: Something New for the Old Gun 

11 OSS 10

Country Matters: Outdoors, for December 

11 OSS 11

Country Matters: Outdoors ... August or September 

11 OSS 12

Country Matters: Pigeons 

11 OSS 13

Country Matters: Seawalking 

11 OSS 14

Country Matters: The Miscellaneous Sportmen [and correspondence] 

11 OSS 15

Country Matters: Outdoors, November or December 

11 OSS 16-17

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

11 OSS 18

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

12 OSS 1

Country Matters: Folders and envelopes, box 12 

12 OSS 2

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

12 OSS 3

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

12 OSS 4

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

12 OSS 5

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

12 OSS 6

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

12 OSS 7-10

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

Box
13 OSS

Country Matters: [Typescript with manuscript corrections] 

Box Folder
14 OSS 1

Country Matters: Uncorrected galleys 

14 OSS 2

Country Matters: Cover proofs 

14 OSS 3-4

Country Matters: Master set, 1st pass 

15 OSS 1-2

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

15 OSS 3

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

16 OSS 1

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

16 OSS 2-3

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

16 OSS 4

The End of My Life: [Corrected proofs] 

16 OSS 5

The End of My Life: [Uncorrected proofs] 

17 OSS 1

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

17 OSS 2-4

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

18 OSS 1

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

18 OSS 2

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

18 OSS 3-5

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

Box
19 OSS

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

20 OSS

A Game Men Play: Dupe ms. [typescript] 

Box Folder
21 OSS 1

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

21 OSS 2

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

21 OSS 3

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

22 OSS 1-2

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

22 OSS 3

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

22 OSS 4

The Hound of Earth: Reviews 

22 OSS 5

The Hound of Earth: Contract for the French edition 

23 OSS 1

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

23 OSS 2-3

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: preliminary work, early drafts 

23 OSS 4

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

24 OSS 1

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

24 OSS 2

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

24 OSS 3

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: Notes ... 

24 OSS 4

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

24 OSS 5

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

24 OSS 6

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

25 OSS 1-2

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

25 OSS 3

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: [Reviews] 

25 OSS 4

The Man Who Knew Kennedy: [Clippings] 

26 OSS 1

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

26 OSS 2

Now Playing at Canterbury: The Fastest Jeep in the World 

26 OSS 3

Now Playing at Canterbury: The Bride of Corinth 

26 OSS 4

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

26 OSS 5

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

26 OSS 6

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

26 OSS 7

Now Playing at Canterbury: The Greatest Sopranos 

26 OSS 8

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

26 OSS 9-10

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

27 OSS 1

Now Playing at Canterbury: Folders and envelopes, box 27 

27 OSS 2-6

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

Box
28 OSS

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

Box Folder
29 OSS 1

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

29 OSS 2

Now Playing at Canterbury: [Letters from Richard Marek] 

29 OSS 3

Now Playing at Canterbury: [Editor's notes] 

29 OSS 4

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

29 OSS 5-7

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

30 OSS 1

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

30 OSS 2-3

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

30 OSS 4

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

30 OSS 5

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

30 OSS 6

Now Playing at Canterbury: [correction pages] 

31 OSS 1

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

31 OSS 2

The Sun Follower: The Sun Follower - 2nd draft 

31 OSS 3-4

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

31 OSS 5

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

32 OSS 1

The Unnatural Enemy: Folders and envelopes, b. 32 

32 OSS 2

The Unnatural Enemy: [Corrected typescript pages, miscellaneous] 

32 OSS 3

The Unnatural Enemy: [Notes, etc.] 

32 OSS 4

The Unnatural Enemy: [21 p.] 

32 OSS 5

The Unnatural Enemy: Vance Bourjaily / for John Randolph 

32 OSS 6

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

32 OSS 7

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

32 OSS 8

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

32 OSS 9

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

32 OSS 10

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

32 OSS 11

The Unnatural Enemy: [Reviews] 

32 OSS 12

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

33 OSS 1

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

33 OSS 2

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

33 OSS 3

The Unnatural Enemy: [galley proofs with holographic corrections] 

34 OSS 1

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

34 OSS 2-4

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

35 OSS 1-2

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

35 OSS 3

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

35 OSS 4

The Violated: [Reviews] 


Stage and television scripts: drafts, notes, etc., 1943-58   1.5 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
36 OSS 1

Stage scripts: Folders and envelopes, b. 36 

36 OSS 2

Stage scripts: At Large [typescript carbon] 

36 OSS 3

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

36 OSS 4-7

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

37 OSS 1

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

37 OSS 2

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

37 OSS 3

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

37 OSS 4

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

37 OSS 5

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

37 OSS 6

Mr. In and Mr. Out: digressions 

37 OSS 7

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

38 OSS 1

Folders and envelopes, b. 38 

38 OSS 2

Scenes for a Summer Garden [carbon typescript] 

38 OSS 3

Time is a Dancer - 1943 [typescript] 

38 OSS 4

Time is a Dancer [carbon typescript, with annotations] 

38 OSS 5

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

38 OSS 6

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

38 OSS 7

Violations On a Theft from Shakespeare First draft [mimeographed] 

39 OSS 1

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

39 OSS 2

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

39 OSS 3

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

39 OSS 4

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

39 OSS 5

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

39 OSS 6

Television scripts: Outline [carbon typescript] 

39 OSS 7

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

39 OSS 8

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

39 OSS 9

Television scripts: [Correspondence re Experiment] 

40 OSS 1

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

40 OSS 2

Going to Lunch [typescript] Gretel 

40 OSS 3

[First draft, with revisions, ca. 1955] 

40 OSS 4

(Revised) August 21, 1955 Money for Sale 

40 OSS 5

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

40 OSS 6

Revised, 5/17/57 

41 OSS 1

Picaresque: [Typescript] 

41 OSS 2

Picaresque: [Carbon typescript] 

41 OSS 3

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

41 OSS 4

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

42 OSS 1

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

42 OSS 2

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

42 OSS 3

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

42 OSS 4

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

42 OSS 5

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

42 OSS 6

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

42 OSS 7

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: The Fighter 

42 OSS 8

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: The Gold Find 

42 OSS 9

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Love Story 

42 OSS 10

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: [Miscellaneous] 

42 OSS 11

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

42 OSS 12

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Sam, Alone 

42 OSS 13

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Secrets 

42 OSS 14

Trick or Treat, Kraft Mystery Theater: Vivian 

42 OSS 15

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


Poems: drafts and letters, 1945-66   0.25 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
43 OSS 1

Folders and envelopes, b. 43 The Cold Valley 

43 OSS 2

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

43 OSS 3

[Carbon typescript, c.2] 

43 OSS 4

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

43 OSS 5

Two dozen poems, 1947-53 (folder B) 

43 OSS 6

[Correspondence with Donald Justice] 


Opera: libretto, audio tapes, etc., 1969-70   0.25 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
43 OSS 7

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

43 OSS 8

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

43 OSS 9

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

43 OSS 10

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

43 OSS 11

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


Other writings: drafts, correspondence, articles, etc., 1942-84   0.75 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
44 OSS 1

Folders and envelopes, b. 44 

44 OSS 2

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

44 OSS 3

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

44 OSS 4

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

44 OSS 5

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

44 OSS 6

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

44 OSS 7

Dream Dropping [typescript and letter] 

44 OSS 8

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

44 OSS 9

The Fractional Man [from The New Yorker] 

45 OSS 1

Folders and envelopes, b.45 

45 OSS 2

The Girl in the Abstract Bed - contract 

45 OSS 3

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

45 OSS 4

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

45 OSS 5

Home Sweet Controversy [correspondence] 

45 OSS 6

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

45 OSS 7

In Memory of Robert F. Kennedy [published form] 

45 OSS 8

Letter to Lannoye [letters and drafts] 

46 OSS 1

Folders and envelopes, b.46 

46 OSS 2

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

46 OSS 3

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

46 OSS 4

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

46 OSS 5-13

[Early draft, typescript] 

46 OSS 14-16

[Photocopy of early draft] 

47 OSS 1

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

47 OSS 2-3

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

47 OSS 4

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

47 OSS 5

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

47 OSS 6

A Tender Lobe Story [carbon typescript] 

47 OSS 7

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

47 OSS 8

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

47 OSS 9

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


Biographies, etc.: articles and essays, 1967-84.   0.5 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
48 OSS 1

Folders and envelopes, b.48 

48 OSS 2

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

48 OSS 3

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

48 OSS 4

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

48 OSS 5

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

48 OSS 6

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

48 OSS 7

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

48 OSS 8

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

48 OSS 9

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


Newspapers and clippings, 1947-71   0.25 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
49 OSS 1

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

49 OSS 2-20

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

49 OSS 21-33

2/1/49 - 3/26/50 

49 OSS 34

Clippings, etc. - miscellaneous 


Letters, 1944-1982   0.75 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
50 OSS 1

Correspondence of Bourjaily: [Explanation by Bourjaily] 

50 OSS 2

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Whitney Balliett [1 letter] 

50 OSS 3

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Donald Barthelme [1 letter] 

50 OSS 4

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Ignacio Bernal [1 letter] 

50 OSS 5

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Thomas Boyle [1 letter] 

50 OSS 6

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

50 OSS 7

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

50 OSS 8

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Mary Carter [5 letters] 

50 OSS 9

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

50 OSS 10

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Cheever [1 letter] 

50 OSS 11

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Cyrus Colter [2 letters] 

50 OSS 12

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

50 OSS 13

Correspondence of Bourjaily: Malcolm Cowley [1 letter] 

50 OSS 14

Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Culver [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Jose Donoso [5 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Andre Dubus [3 letters] 

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Tom Filer [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Price Fox [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: George Garrett [2 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: R. Gehman [1 letter] 

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Goldman [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Grivens [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Joe Haldeman [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Ron Hansen [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Yvette Harland [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Alan Harrington [2 letters] 

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

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Clellon Holmes [3 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Jane Howard [2 letters] 

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

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Donald Justice [2 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Sue Kaufmannm [1 letter] 

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Seymour Krim [5 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Jack Lemmon [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Norman Mailer [7 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Dean Mallard [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Richard Marek [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Maxwell [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: George McGovern [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Thomas Mcguane [3 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Robert Mezey [2 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Merle Miller [3 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: P. Neill [2 letters] 

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Richard Rhodes [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Philip Roth [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Mary Lee Sattle [5 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Tobias Schneebaum [6 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: 

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: George Starbuck [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: William Styron [1 postcard] 

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Gore Vidal [1 letter] 

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Dan Wakefield [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Bill Weaver [5 letters] 

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

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Calder Willingham [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: R. Yates [1 postcard] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: John Yount [15 letters] 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Folders and envelopes, b. 52 

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Correspondence of Bourjaily: Bowdoin College correspondence, 1944-61 

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

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Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Donald Bartelme [1 letter] 

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

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Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Bob Coover [1 letter] 

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

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Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Lillian Hellman [1 letter] 

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Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Don Justice [1 postcard] 

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Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Norman Mailer [2 letters] 

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Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Tobias Schneebaum [3 letters] 

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Correspondence of Tina Bourjaily: Kurt Vonnegut [1 letter]