Stuart Wright Collection: Barry Hannah Papers, 1960-2016 (bulk 1972-2016), undated

Manuscript Collection #1169-024

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Stuart Wright Collection: Barry Hannah Papers
    Creator: Hannah, Barry, 1942-2010
    Wright, Stuart T., (Stuart Thurman), b. 1948
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers of Barry Hannah (1960-2016 [Bulk: 1972-2016], undated) documenting the life and literary career of the noted Meridian, Mississippi-born, novelist and educator at the University of Mississippi, where he directed the Masters of Fine Arts program; consisting of correspondence, manuscripts, photographic materials, loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, proofs of published materials, & printed broadsides of his poem Boomerang and other works.
    Extent: 1.452 Cubic feet, 1.452 Cubic feet, 3 archival boxes, 2 oversized folders, 139 items, 785 p.,
  • Description
     

    Stuart Wright Collection: Barry Hannah Papers (#1169-024) document the life and literary career of Barry Hannah, 1960-2016, undated. The Hannah Papers are arranged in original order in 2 series consisting of : Cary Addition #1, & Ludlow Addition #2. Included in the collection are manuscript typescripts, proofs, correspondence, holograph & typescript manuscripts, loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, and oversized manuscripts and proofs.

    Note to Researchers: Series 2: Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of items found laid in works in the Stuart Wright Book Collection by, about, associated with, or owned by Barry Hannah. They include notes and bookmarks inserted by Hannah, Stuart Wright, and others; also notes, cards, correspondence, clippings, advertising, photographic prints, ephemera, etc. relating to his published works. The loose manuscripts are linked to the books from which they came by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #163.002).

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Barry Hannah was born in Meridian, Mississippi on April 23, 1942. He attended Mississippi College where he was a premed and later literature student. He earned a BA degree there in 1964. He later earned a MA degree in 1966 and MFA in 1967 from the University of Arkansas. He had two divorces and a third marriage with his wife Susan. His sister was named Dorothy, two brothers were named Bob and Ralph, and three kids named Barry Jr, Ted, and Lee. He also had three grandchildren and a dog. He wrote several short stories and novels along with some essays. Some of his short story collections include Airships, Captain Maximus, Bats Out of Hell, High Lonesome, and Long Lost Happy: New and Selected Stories. His novels include Geronimo Rex, Nightwatchmen, Ray, The Tennis Handsome, Hey Jack!, Boomerang, Never Die, Yonder Stands Your Orphan, and Last Days. His essays include Memories of Tennessee Williams and Introduction. Hannah also taught creative writing at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Clemson University, Middlebury College, the University of Alabama, Texas State University, and the University of Montana-Missoula. He later taught at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where he became the director of that MFA program. He was best known for the novel Geronimo Rex of 1972, which earned him the National Book Award. He also earned the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award for his Airships short stories in 1978 that included information about America’s Civil War. In 1979, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters chose him for the prestigious Award of Literature. His writing skills also earned him other honors like the William Faulkner Prize from the University of Rennes, the Bellaman Foundation Award in Fiction, Gugenheim Fellowship Award, Robert Penn Warren Lifetime Achievement Award, PEN\Malamad Award for Short Fiction, Fiction Prize of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and Mississippi Governor’s Award.

    Hannah died in Oxford, Mississippi on March 1, 2010 at the age of 67 years from a heart attack in his home. The collection includes materials from May 28, 1980 to November 24, 2010.

    Sources: Barry Hannah. Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Hannah

    Barry Hannah. Mississippi Writer’s Page. http://mwp.olemiss.edu//dir/hannah_barry/

    Barry Hannah. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEN/Malamud_Award

    Barry Hannah. Mississippi Writers and Musicians. http://www.mswritersandmusicians.com/mississippi-writers/barry-hannah

    Author: Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Alyssa Coleman 7/19/2016

    Stuart Wright

    The Barry Hannah Papers were collected and compiled by Stuart T. Wright. Wright was born on 30 March 1948 in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Frances Critcher Wright (1919-2010) and Wallace Lyndon Wright (1921-1965). An avid reader as a boy, Wright developed a strong interest in the American Civil War and with his father toured many of the war’s battlefields searching for artifacts and studying the history of the era. At the age of 12, he won a statewide “Johnny Reb” essay contest and by the age of 15 had visited every major battlefield of the Civil War. Wright attended Roxboro High School, from which he graduated in 1966. It was during these years that he developed an interest in collecting historical books and manuscripts and began relationships with a number of local collectors and dealers.

    In the fall of 1966, Wright enrolled at Wake Forest University as a pre-med, history, German and music student. Wright earned a B.A. in German and music in 1970. As a graduate student at Wake Forest University, Wright focused his studies on Southern history and literature, his ambition being to build an authoritative Southern Studies collection for the university. He received a master's degree in Southern Studies in 1973 and a second master's degree in U.S. History in 1980. Additionally Wright holds a professional degree from England in a medically related field. It was while studying there that he became interested in Thomas Wolfe, the noted North Carolina native and novelist.

    Following his graduation from Wake Forest, Wright began to develop his collections more systematically, acquiring many first editions of Southern writers. In 1976 he began teaching at Reynolda House, a Wake Forest University affiliate dedicated to the arts and arts education. Wright taught classes in American music as well as human anatomy for art students. In 1978 Wright became Lecturer in Education at Wake Forest University. During his 10 years teaching at Wake Forest University, Wright authored numerous works of Civil War and North Carolina history, and dozens of articles, bibliographies, essays and reviews on Southern literature and the writers whose papers he collected. In addition, he developed a strong interest in the writings of the English poet Donald Davie and the Minnesota-born poet Richard Eberhart, whose works he also collected.

    At the same time, Wright also began a career as a publisher by starting Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By 1984, Palaemon Press had produced 316 titles, consisting mainly of broadsides and limited editions, of the poetry and essays of such Southern writers as A. R. Ammons, Fred Chappell, James Dickey, William Goyen, George Garrett, and Eudora Welty. He also built comprehensive collections and compiled book-length descriptive bibliographies of A.R. Ammons, Andrew Lytle, Reynolds Price, James Dickey, William Goyen, Walker Percy, Randall Jarrell, Peter Taylor, George Garrett, Richard Eberhart, and Donald Davie. As well as serving as editor of the contemporary literature section of the Bulletin of Bibliography throughout the 1980s, Wright also contributed pioneering checklists of the writings of Southern poets Henry Taylor, Charles Wright, and Robert Morgan. For Meckler Publishing he served as series editor for a number of book-length bibliographies and checklists. In recognition of these accomplishments, when he was just 32, Wright was elected to membership in New York's prestigious Grolier Club.

    All of these works are represented in the Stuart Wright Collection. In his dealings with these various authors Wright made consistent efforts to acquire personal papers, letters and documents, photographs, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and published materials to supplement his continuing activities as a purchaser of their works. In this way, Wright acquired perhaps a majority of his overall collection. Over the years a number of biographers used Wright’s collection to aid their research. For example, James A. Grimshaw, Jr. used the collection extensively for his Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1922-1979 published by the University Press of Virginia, in 1981 and Craig S. Abbott did so as well for John Crowe Ransom: A Descriptive Bibliography, published by Whitston Publishing Company, Inc. in 1999. Joseph Blotner also used the Wright collection in researching Robert Penn Warren: A Biography, published by Random House in 1997.

    Nevertheless, from the mid- to late 1980s, Wright began to look for a permanent home for his collection, which he felt had grown too large and yet had been too little used. Unable to find a repository willing to accept the entire collection under suitable conditions, he sold a number of individual author collections to Vanderbilt University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University. It was not until 2010 that he reached agreement to house the remaining, and largest part of his collection at East Carolina University. The Stuart Wright Collection in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of J.Y. Joyner Library includes 22 sub-collections of the papers of Southern American writers. The related Stuart Wright Book Collection holds several thousand volumes by or about many of the same writers. Many of these volumes contain annotations, inscriptions, and insertions that reveal much about the authors in the collection and their relationships with one another. In 1998 Wright moved to England, and since 2001 he has resided in the medieval market town of Ludlow, in Shropshire.

    Author: Jonathan Dembo, 7/19/2016

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    27 October 2011, (Cary Addition #1), 0.500 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 3 items; 116 p. Papers (1974-1975) documenting the life and literary career of Barry Hannah (-2010), the noted American novelist and educator, including manuscripts and proofs of published materials. Vendor: Stuart Wright

    20 July 2012, (Ludlow Addition #2), 0.950 cubic feet; 2 archival boxes & 2 oversized folder; 134 items; 667 p. Papers (1960-2010, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Barry Hannah (-2010), the noted American novelist and educator, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographic prints, loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, proofs of published materials, and printed materials. Vendor: Stuart Wright

    25 April 2016, (Addition #3), 0.001 cubic feet; 1 item; 1 p. Papers (2016) consisting of a loose manuscript item from Boomerang, by Barry Hannah (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, © 1989). Limited edition; Volume 26 of 40 numbered copies in ¼ leather & decorated paper boards. Gift - Donor: Stuart T. Wright; received through Phil Winstead, Cary, NC. Donation “In Memory of Mona Neary (1942 - 2010)” Donation Received: Received 25 April 2016, by Ralph Scott. Addition #216.004

    25 April 2016, (Addition #4), 0.001 cubic feet; 1 item; 1 p. Papers (2016) consisting of a loose manuscript item from Boomerang, by Barry Hannah (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, © 1989). Limited edition; volume “I” of 10 lettered copies in full leather. Gift - Donor: Stuart T. Wright; received through Phil Winstead, Cary, NC. Donation “In Memory of Eudora Welty (1909 – 2001)” Donation Received: Received 25 April 2016, by Ralph Scott. 1) L. W. Currey, Inc., Bookseller, Elizabethtown, NY. Shipping slip (ca. 1 May 2016) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Needs conservation; pressure-sensitive tape; Addition #216.005.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from or Stuart Wright, 10/27/2011, 7/20/2012; Donated by Stuart Wright, 4/25/2016, 4/25/2016

    Access Restrictions

    RESTRICTION: Items in #1169.024.03.a are restricted until after 31 December 2037 due to sexually explicit image; researchers must obtain permission from curator for access.

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Stuart Wright Collection: Barry Hannah Papers (#1169-024) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

    Processing Information

    Processing, preliminary inventory & Container list by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Nathaniel King, 11/24/2015; revised by Ryan Schmidtke, 3/15/2016; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, 10/06/2016; Biographical/Historical notes by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Alyssa Coleman, rev. 07/12/2016; Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 1/10/2017.

Container List

  • Ludlow Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Correspondence
       

      • Box 1
         
        Babcock, Bertie, Bookseller, LLC, Derry, NH. Letter to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK (24 April 2010) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 12 p. ; Note : Includes recollection of Barry Hannah by Marc Smirnoff & transcripts of oral interview ca. 1984 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.006
        Chappell, Fred, Greensboro, NC. Correspondence with Barry Hannah, Clemson, SC (13 - 29 Aug. 1972) TLS. 3 items. 5 p. ; Note : Regarding Hanna's interest in a teaching position at UNC Greensboro ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
        Core, George, Editor, The Sewanee Review, Sewanee, TN. Letters to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK (3 March - 24 Nov. 2010) TLS, Typescripts & Clippings. 2 items. 14 p. ; Note : Concerns death of Barry Hannah, encloses obituaries & clipping of Rangoon Green, by Barry Hannah, Harper's Magazine (Nov. 2010), pp. 67-74 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.006
        Guggenheim Foundation Application #2 File (15 Nov. - 11 Dec. 1984) TLS, Pamphlets & Envelopes. 3 items. 19 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright submitted confidential statement (not present) supporting Hannah's application for a second Guggenheim Foundation award ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        Hannah, Barry, Oxford, MS. Letters to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK (2005 - 2009) ALS, Envelopes. 23 items. 56 p. ; Note : Concerns literary and personal life, discusses various authors and works ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        Hannah, Barry, Oxford, MS. Letters to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC (1984 - 1997) ALS, TLS, Envelopes. 19 items. 35 p. ; Note : Concerns literary and personal life, discusses various authors and works ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        RESTRICTION UNTIL 31 Dec. 2037 : Contains Sexually explicit image ; See #1169.24.3.a for description of contents ; Obtain permission from curator for access.
        Mark & Liss. Letter to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK (March 2010) ALS, Typescripts & Envelope. 1 item. 10 p. ; Note : Encloses online obituaries of Barry Hannah printed 26 March 2010, including Alison Flood from the Guardian & Claire Howorth, in Vanity Fair ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.006
    • Holograph Manuscripts
       

      • Box 1
         
        First Step, by Barry Hannah (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 19 p. ; Note : Autobiographical account of the role alcohol played in his life ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
        Journal Entries, by Barry Hannah (24 Oct. - 11 Nov. 1980) Holograph. Loose-leaf. 1 item. 54 p. ; Note : Includes emotional and physical feelings of stress arising from his hospitalization for drunkenness ; his work, etc. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
    • Typescript Manuscripts
       

      • Box 2
         
        Geronimo In A World Away From The Heart, by Barry Hannah (undated) Typescript. 1 item. 12 p. ; Note : Short story ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
        Looker : An Original Screenplay, by Michael Crichton ; also "Dead Hearts", by Barry Hannah? (16 Oct. 1980 ; 4 Feb. 1981) Typescript & Holograph. Loose-leaf bound. 2 items. 135 p. ; Note : Shooting Script ; Holograph in green ink ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.006
        Riders on the Storm : A Screenplay, by Doug Miles ; Adapted from Civil War stories by Barry Hannah, from his book Airships (undated) Typescript. Loose-leaf bound. 1 item. 132 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #153.006
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
       

      • Box 2
         
        Airships, by Barry Hannah (© 1978) Note : 1) Anonymous introduction to an unidentified collection of short stories by Barry Hannah (ca. 1978) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Fragile, brittle ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.002
        Airships, by Barry Hannah (© 1978) Note : 1) Anonymous note : "Ron Shapiro Boomerang, pp. 50, 73-74 / 'Hey Joe' / Hendrix" (ca. 1978) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.004
        Airships, by Barry Hannah (© 1978) Note : 1) Portrait of Barry Hannah ; Autographed on verso : "Sincerely, Barry Hannah" (ca. 1978) Photographic print. Black & White. 5" x 7" 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, New York, NY. Review copy slip for Airships (ca. 26 April 1978) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) News from Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, New York, NY. Airships : Stories by Barry Hannah (ca. 26 April 1978) Newsletter. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        Ambassadors, The, by Henry James (© 1960) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Ref to The Ambassadors / Geronimo Rex (Penguin, 1983) , p. 310 ; (Viking, 1972) , p. 271 ; Chapter 7, passim (Penguin, p. 367) " (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.037
        Boomerang, by Barry Hannah (© 1989) Note : 1) Pedigree Charts of the Wright & Critcher families, including Stuart Wright, by Bobby G. Williams, Daphne, AL (ca. 1989) Printed form. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY. Letter to Dear Book Review Editor announcing publication of Boomerang (13 Feb. 1989) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.020
        Confederacy of Dunces, A, by John Kennedy Toole (© 1980) Note : 1) Unidentified receipt for $3.71 (26 May [1980]) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) SWB [Small World Books] Venice [CA] Book mark (ca. 1980) Flyer. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.036
        Garden & Gun Magazine, Vol. 2, no. 6 (Nov. 2008) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Former student Irvine Allen (Gaskin) gave me -- anonymously -- subscription to this mag. RAF Bomber Command 1939 1945 'tapestry' is one of four I sent Barry. Other ones are Fleet Air Arm, Coastal Command, and Fighter Command" (ca. 2008) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Barry Hannah, Oxford, MS. Letter to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK with thanks for gifts of flags ; comments on First Amendment rights (27 Feb. 2008) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 3) Barry Hannah, Oxford, MS. Letter to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK with thanks for gifts of tapestries with comments on Wright's cowardice and the Battle of Britain ; racial, religious and sexual innuendoes ; "still cutting Sick Soldiers, etc. so as to give it punch and echo" ; comments of Princess Diana and Prince Charles and his "crocodile of a woman" ; cost of gas and owning four cars (27 March 2008) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #162.032
        Geronimo Rex, by Barry Hannah (© 1972) Note : 1) Walker Percy, Covington, LA. Letter to Barry Hannah saying : "I don't love Geronimo Rex (a lovely title) , but I shall be on look-out for it and will even pay money. . . . Good luck in your job hunting. Nothing cooking here - I'm thinking." (18 Sept. 1972) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.009
        Hey Jack! by Barry Hannah (© 1985) Note : 1) Stuart Wright notes of conversation with Hannah's wife, Susan Hannah in which she discusses her objections to Barry's incorporation of her children and her conversations with him in his writing (16 June 2006) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.018
        High Lonesome, by Barry Hannah (© 1996) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note from conversation with Barry Hannah's wife, Susan Hannah, regarding Hannah's use of her children in his writing ; speculating on his health, use of oxygen, possibly for emphysema (18 May 2007) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Stuart Wright note on conversation with Susan Hannah (cont.) re : Lastward. "Barry doesn't do plots" (18 May 2007) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.026
        Mississippi Quarterly : The Journal of Southern Cultures : Special Issue : Barry Hannah, Guest edited by Ruth G. Weston, Vol. 54, no. 2 (Spring 2001) Note : 1) "Compliments of Noel Polk" on Mississippi Quarterly letterhead (ca. 2001) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.027
        Neighborhood : An Early Fragment From Ray, by Barry Hannah (© 1981) Note : 1) Barry Hannah. Letter to Stuart Wright commiserating on sex and marriage ; "sending you strength and smiles" ; envelope inscribed "Hannah Neighborhood 1/65" (22 Aug. 1985) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #162.033
        Ray, by Barry Hannah (© 1980) Note : 1) Penguin Books Ltd., London, UK. Author's Copies with compliments slip (ca. 1980) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.001
        Ray, by Barry Hannah (© 1980) Note : 1) Penguin Books Ltd., London, UK. Author's copies with compliments slip (ca. 1980) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.022
        Ray, by Barry Hannah (© 1980) Note : 1) Penguin Books Ltd., London, UK. Penguin News For Immediate Release : Ray (ca. 1980) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.011
        Tennis Handsome, The, by Barry Hannah (© 1983) Note : 1) Barry Hannah, Oxford, MS. Letter to "Oh Master" [Stuart Wright] saying "Silent flat mood rides herd here" ; suffers from drudgery of work ; although "we have a fine MFA program here" ; watching videos ; become "movie buff" ; inquires about Wright's life in UK ; comments on Walker Percy - Eudora Welty relationship (13 Jan. 2008) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Publicity Department, New York, NY. Postcard to George Core advertising The Tennis Handsome (24 March 1983) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.015
        Works in Progress, edited by Martha Saxton (© 1972) Note : 1) Goodwill Stores Receipt for $3.38 (26 March 1977) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.012
    • Printed Materials
       

      • Box 2
         
        Ray, by Barry Hannah Book Cover (ca. 1980) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Paperback book cover ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        Palaemon Press, Winston-Salem, NC. Checks made out to Barry Hannah (7 June 1982 - 7 Jan. 1983) Printed forms. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : Total $455.00 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
    • Restricted Materials
       

      • Box 3
         
        Hannah, Barry, San Diego, CA ; Missoula, MT ; Oxford, MS. Letters to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC (1980 - 1983) ALS, TLS, Clippings, etc. 20 items. 45 p. ; Note : Concerns literary and personal life, discusses various authors and works ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005 ; RESTRICTION UNTIL AFTER 31 Dec. 2037 : Sexually explicit image ; Obtain permission from curator for access.
    • Oversized Manuscripts & Proofs
       

      Barry Hannah 2 [Short Story] by Barry Hannah ; INTRO 6: Life As We Know It and Other Original Fiction and Poetry With a Symposium on "The First Novel Before and After", Edited by George Garrett (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books - Doubleday, 1974) Final Galley Proof. 6" x 24.5" 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : Partial Galleys 54 - 55 - 56 ; Galley 54 autographed "Barry Hannah" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
      Maximum Ned [Book] by Barry Hannah, Oxford - Clinton - [MS] - Iowa City, [IA] (22 July - 13 Aug. 1981) Holograph. Spiral bound Pad. 14" x 17" 1 item. 32 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright note : "Barry Hannah - Maximum Ned" ; his work, etc. ; Book about Jimi Hendrix and the 1960s ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041

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Container List

  • Ludlow Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Correspondence
       

      • Box 1
         
        Babcock, Bertie, Bookseller, LLC, Derry, NH. Letter to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK (24 April 2010) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 12 p. ; Note : Includes recollection of Barry Hannah by Marc Smirnoff & transcripts of oral interview ca. 1984 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.006
        Chappell, Fred, Greensboro, NC. Correspondence with Barry Hannah, Clemson, SC (13 - 29 Aug. 1972) TLS. 3 items. 5 p. ; Note : Regarding Hanna's interest in a teaching position at UNC Greensboro ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
        Core, George, Editor, The Sewanee Review, Sewanee, TN. Letters to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK (3 March - 24 Nov. 2010) TLS, Typescripts & Clippings. 2 items. 14 p. ; Note : Concerns death of Barry Hannah, encloses obituaries & clipping of Rangoon Green, by Barry Hannah, Harper's Magazine (Nov. 2010), pp. 67-74 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.006
        Guggenheim Foundation Application #2 File (15 Nov. - 11 Dec. 1984) TLS, Pamphlets & Envelopes. 3 items. 19 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright submitted confidential statement (not present) supporting Hannah's application for a second Guggenheim Foundation award ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        Hannah, Barry, Oxford, MS. Letters to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK (2005 - 2009) ALS, Envelopes. 23 items. 56 p. ; Note : Concerns literary and personal life, discusses various authors and works ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        Hannah, Barry, Oxford, MS. Letters to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC (1984 - 1997) ALS, TLS, Envelopes. 19 items. 35 p. ; Note : Concerns literary and personal life, discusses various authors and works ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        RESTRICTION UNTIL 31 Dec. 2037 : Contains Sexually explicit image ; See #1169.24.3.a for description of contents ; Obtain permission from curator for access.
        Mark & Liss. Letter to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK (March 2010) ALS, Typescripts & Envelope. 1 item. 10 p. ; Note : Encloses online obituaries of Barry Hannah printed 26 March 2010, including Alison Flood from the Guardian & Claire Howorth, in Vanity Fair ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.006
    • Holograph Manuscripts
       

      • Box 1
         
        First Step, by Barry Hannah (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 19 p. ; Note : Autobiographical account of the role alcohol played in his life ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
        Journal Entries, by Barry Hannah (24 Oct. - 11 Nov. 1980) Holograph. Loose-leaf. 1 item. 54 p. ; Note : Includes emotional and physical feelings of stress arising from his hospitalization for drunkenness ; his work, etc. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
    • Typescript Manuscripts
       

      • Box 2
         
        Geronimo In A World Away From The Heart, by Barry Hannah (undated) Typescript. 1 item. 12 p. ; Note : Short story ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
        Looker : An Original Screenplay, by Michael Crichton ; also "Dead Hearts", by Barry Hannah? (16 Oct. 1980 ; 4 Feb. 1981) Typescript & Holograph. Loose-leaf bound. 2 items. 135 p. ; Note : Shooting Script ; Holograph in green ink ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.006
        Riders on the Storm : A Screenplay, by Doug Miles ; Adapted from Civil War stories by Barry Hannah, from his book Airships (undated) Typescript. Loose-leaf bound. 1 item. 132 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #153.006
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
       

      • Box 2
         
        Airships, by Barry Hannah (© 1978) Note : 1) Anonymous introduction to an unidentified collection of short stories by Barry Hannah (ca. 1978) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Fragile, brittle ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.002
        Airships, by Barry Hannah (© 1978) Note : 1) Anonymous note : "Ron Shapiro Boomerang, pp. 50, 73-74 / 'Hey Joe' / Hendrix" (ca. 1978) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.004
        Airships, by Barry Hannah (© 1978) Note : 1) Portrait of Barry Hannah ; Autographed on verso : "Sincerely, Barry Hannah" (ca. 1978) Photographic print. Black & White. 5" x 7" 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, New York, NY. Review copy slip for Airships (ca. 26 April 1978) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) News from Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, New York, NY. Airships : Stories by Barry Hannah (ca. 26 April 1978) Newsletter. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        Ambassadors, The, by Henry James (© 1960) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Ref to The Ambassadors / Geronimo Rex (Penguin, 1983) , p. 310 ; (Viking, 1972) , p. 271 ; Chapter 7, passim (Penguin, p. 367) " (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.037
        Boomerang, by Barry Hannah (© 1989) Note : 1) Pedigree Charts of the Wright & Critcher families, including Stuart Wright, by Bobby G. Williams, Daphne, AL (ca. 1989) Printed form. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY. Letter to Dear Book Review Editor announcing publication of Boomerang (13 Feb. 1989) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.020
        Confederacy of Dunces, A, by John Kennedy Toole (© 1980) Note : 1) Unidentified receipt for $3.71 (26 May [1980]) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) SWB [Small World Books] Venice [CA] Book mark (ca. 1980) Flyer. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.036
        Garden & Gun Magazine, Vol. 2, no. 6 (Nov. 2008) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Former student Irvine Allen (Gaskin) gave me -- anonymously -- subscription to this mag. RAF Bomber Command 1939 1945 'tapestry' is one of four I sent Barry. Other ones are Fleet Air Arm, Coastal Command, and Fighter Command" (ca. 2008) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Barry Hannah, Oxford, MS. Letter to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK with thanks for gifts of flags ; comments on First Amendment rights (27 Feb. 2008) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 3) Barry Hannah, Oxford, MS. Letter to Stuart Wright, Ludlow, UK with thanks for gifts of tapestries with comments on Wright's cowardice and the Battle of Britain ; racial, religious and sexual innuendoes ; "still cutting Sick Soldiers, etc. so as to give it punch and echo" ; comments of Princess Diana and Prince Charles and his "crocodile of a woman" ; cost of gas and owning four cars (27 March 2008) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #162.032
        Geronimo Rex, by Barry Hannah (© 1972) Note : 1) Walker Percy, Covington, LA. Letter to Barry Hannah saying : "I don't love Geronimo Rex (a lovely title) , but I shall be on look-out for it and will even pay money. . . . Good luck in your job hunting. Nothing cooking here - I'm thinking." (18 Sept. 1972) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.009
        Hey Jack! by Barry Hannah (© 1985) Note : 1) Stuart Wright notes of conversation with Hannah's wife, Susan Hannah in which she discusses her objections to Barry's incorporation of her children and her conversations with him in his writing (16 June 2006) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.018
        High Lonesome, by Barry Hannah (© 1996) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note from conversation with Barry Hannah's wife, Susan Hannah, regarding Hannah's use of her children in his writing ; speculating on his health, use of oxygen, possibly for emphysema (18 May 2007) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Stuart Wright note on conversation with Susan Hannah (cont.) re : Lastward. "Barry doesn't do plots" (18 May 2007) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.026
        Mississippi Quarterly : The Journal of Southern Cultures : Special Issue : Barry Hannah, Guest edited by Ruth G. Weston, Vol. 54, no. 2 (Spring 2001) Note : 1) "Compliments of Noel Polk" on Mississippi Quarterly letterhead (ca. 2001) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.027
        Neighborhood : An Early Fragment From Ray, by Barry Hannah (© 1981) Note : 1) Barry Hannah. Letter to Stuart Wright commiserating on sex and marriage ; "sending you strength and smiles" ; envelope inscribed "Hannah Neighborhood 1/65" (22 Aug. 1985) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #162.033
        Ray, by Barry Hannah (© 1980) Note : 1) Penguin Books Ltd., London, UK. Author's Copies with compliments slip (ca. 1980) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.001
        Ray, by Barry Hannah (© 1980) Note : 1) Penguin Books Ltd., London, UK. Author's copies with compliments slip (ca. 1980) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.022
        Ray, by Barry Hannah (© 1980) Note : 1) Penguin Books Ltd., London, UK. Penguin News For Immediate Release : Ray (ca. 1980) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.011
        Tennis Handsome, The, by Barry Hannah (© 1983) Note : 1) Barry Hannah, Oxford, MS. Letter to "Oh Master" [Stuart Wright] saying "Silent flat mood rides herd here" ; suffers from drudgery of work ; although "we have a fine MFA program here" ; watching videos ; become "movie buff" ; inquires about Wright's life in UK ; comments on Walker Percy - Eudora Welty relationship (13 Jan. 2008) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Publicity Department, New York, NY. Postcard to George Core advertising The Tennis Handsome (24 March 1983) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.015
        Works in Progress, edited by Martha Saxton (© 1972) Note : 1) Goodwill Stores Receipt for $3.38 (26 March 1977) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.012
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      • Box 2
         
        Ray, by Barry Hannah Book Cover (ca. 1980) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Paperback book cover ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
        Palaemon Press, Winston-Salem, NC. Checks made out to Barry Hannah (7 June 1982 - 7 Jan. 1983) Printed forms. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : Total $455.00 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005
    • Restricted Materials
       

      • Box 3
         
        Hannah, Barry, San Diego, CA ; Missoula, MT ; Oxford, MS. Letters to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC (1980 - 1983) ALS, TLS, Clippings, etc. 20 items. 45 p. ; Note : Concerns literary and personal life, discusses various authors and works ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #163.005 ; RESTRICTION UNTIL AFTER 31 Dec. 2037 : Sexually explicit image ; Obtain permission from curator for access.
    • Oversized Manuscripts & Proofs
       

      Barry Hannah 2 [Short Story] by Barry Hannah ; INTRO 6: Life As We Know It and Other Original Fiction and Poetry With a Symposium on "The First Novel Before and After", Edited by George Garrett (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books - Doubleday, 1974) Final Galley Proof. 6" x 24.5" 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : Partial Galleys 54 - 55 - 56 ; Galley 54 autographed "Barry Hannah" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041
      Maximum Ned [Book] by Barry Hannah, Oxford - Clinton - [MS] - Iowa City, [IA] (22 July - 13 Aug. 1981) Holograph. Spiral bound Pad. 14" x 17" 1 item. 32 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright note : "Barry Hannah - Maximum Ned" ; his work, etc. ; Book about Jimi Hendrix and the 1960s ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #200.041


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