Stuart Wright Collection: Madison Smartt Bell Papers, 1922-1990 (bulk 1957-1990)

(Manuscript Collection #1169-001)

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Series 1 :
Manuscript Materials
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      The Forgotten Bridge from Zero DB (1984) sent to Stuart Wright from Back From The Dead Productions written by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts. Authors' notes holograph. 1 item. 15 p.
    • Folder b
      Untitled, by Unknown Author [Novels] (undated) Holograph 2 items. 14 p.
    • Folder c
      Waiting For the End of the World First Draft, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (ca. 1980) Holograph. 1 item. 96 p. Note: Notebook.
    • Folder d
      Waiting For the End of the World Part Two of the first draft, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (ca. 1980) Holograph. 1 item. 99 p. Note: Notebook.
    • Folder e
      Waiting For the End of the World Part Three of the first draft, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (ca. 1980) Holograph. 1 item. 95 p.
    • Folder f
      Waiting For the End of the World Part Four of the first draft, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (ca. 1980) Holograph. 1 item. 39 out of 94 p. used.
    • Folder g
      Collection of writings, by Madison Smartt Bell including a Guggenheim Application, a letter and stories, etc. [Manuscripts] (ca. 1986) Typescripts. 2 items. 15 p.
    • Folder h
      Barking Man and Other Stories, by Madison Smartt Bell including a pamphlet with reviews, booklist, and praise of Bell, etc. [Short Stories] (1990) Typescripts. 2 items. 9 p.
    • Folder i
      Harry Crews and the Decline of the Renascence Part I and II, by Madison Smartt Bell, (ca. 1977) Typescripts. 3 items. 74 p.
    • Folder j
      Bell, Madison Smartt. Correspondence with Stuart Wright about his work and artwork for his books, etc. (1988), Typescripts & Holographs 2 items. 36 p.
    • Folder k
      Letter (1983) written to Stuart Wright from Madison Smartt Bell including reviews of William Goyen's work. Typescripts. 2 item. 16 p.
    • Folder l
      Petit Cachou, by Madison Smartt Bell and sent to Stuart Wright to get his thoughts on it, etc. [Novels] (1987) Typescripts. 1 item. 70 p.
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      Bell, Madison Smartt. Letter to Bennington College about his book The Washington Square Ensemble; notes written on loose-leaf paper; & synopsis, etc. [Collection] (1981) Typescripts & Holographs 4 items. 40 p.
    • Folder b
      Straight Cut, by Madison Smartt Bell including first edited typescripts, letter from Bell to Stuart Wright, a letter to Madison Smartt Bell from the Houghton Mifflin Company, final typed draft, etc. [Novels] (1986) Typescripts & Holographs. 11 items. 142 p.
    • Folder c
      Straight Cut, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1986) Edited Typescripts. Author's notes holograph. Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 163 p. Note: needs conservation.
    • Folder d
      Waiting For the End of the World, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1985) Edited Typescripts. Author's notes holograph. Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 168 p.
    • Folder e
      Straight Cut, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1986) Edited Typescripts, Author's holograph. 1 item. Typescripts & Holographs. 126 p.
    • Folder f
      The Washington Square Ensemble, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1983) Holograph & Typescripts. 1 item. 156 p. Note: Author's edited typescripts from page 1 to 151.
  • Box 3
    • Folder a
      The Washington Square Ensemble, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1982) Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 80 p. Note: Author's edited typescripts from 152 to 232.
    • Folder b
      Zero db, by Madison Smartt Bell [Short Stories] (1986) Edited Typescripts. Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 92 p. Notes: Author's notes holograph.
    • Folder c
      Straight Cut, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novels] (1986) Edited Typescripts, Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 96 p. Note: Author's notes holograph.
    • Folder d
      Zero db, by Madison Smartt Bell [Short Stories] (1986) Edited Typescripts. Typescripts & Holographs. 1 item. 64 p. Note: Author's notes are holograph.
Series 2 :
Proofs
  • Box 4
    • Folder a
      Lonesome Dove: A Novel, by Larry McMurtry [Novel] (New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, © 1985) Advance uncorrected proof & Holograph receipt & note. ISBN: 0-671-50420-7. Soft cover bound. 3 items. 426 p. Note: #20 - 10; Condition: Poor - unbound, loose pages; foxing; needs conservation; Signed "George Garrett" on cover; uncorrected proofs; receipt from McMurtry's bookstore made out to Stuart Wright laid in; signed note to Stuart from Larry [McMurtry] laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder b
      Soldier's Joy: A Novel, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1989) Uncorrected proof. ISBN: 0-89919-836-8. Code 6-80954. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 237 p. Note: #20 - 14; Condition: Good - creased at bottom; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell" and "George Garrett"; From George Garrett's copy; uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder c
      Washington Square Ensemble, The, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-670-75005-0. Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 174 p. Note: #20 - 15; Condition: Good; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell" with original drawing on title page signed "MSB;" signed "George Garrett"; From George Garrett's copy; TLS from Viking to Robert Penn Warren laid in; uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder d
      Washington Square Ensemble, The, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-670-75005-0. Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 173 p. Note: #20 - 29; Condition: Good; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell;" Stamped on cover: "John Farquharson Ltd,, 250 West 57th Street;" uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder e
      Waiting for the End of the World, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1985) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 89919-377-3; Code: 6-80955 Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 167 p. Note: #20 - 37; Condition: Good; Signed "George Garrett" on cover; From George Garrett's copy; uncorrected proof; full page Ticknor & Fields ad for book laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder f
      Barking Man and Other Stories, by Madison Smartt Bell [Short Stories] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1990) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-89919-835-X; Code: 6-80953-7. Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 167 p. Note: #20 - 38; Condition: Good; Signed "John Updike" on cover; From John Updike's copy; uncorrected proof; TLS from Ticknor & Fields to John Updike laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder g
      Year of Silence, The, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1987) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-89919-490-7; Code: 6-80959. Soft cover & Ephemera. 2 items. 101 p. Note: #20 - 39; Condition: Good; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell" on title page; uncorrected proof; Ticknor & Fields business card laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder h
      Washington Square Ensemble, The, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983) Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 0-670-75005-0. Soft cover & TLS. 2 items. 174 p. Note: #20 - 40; Condition: Good; Signed "Madison Smartt Bell" on title page; TLS from literary agent to Peter Taylor laid in; From Peter Taylor's copy; uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder i
      Soldier's Joy: A Novel, by Madison Smartt Bell [Novel] (New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1989) Uncorrected proof. ISBN: 0-89919-836-8. Code 6-80954. Soft cover bound. 2 items. 237 p. Note: #20 - 41; Condition: Good - creased at bottom; Signed "George Garrett" on cover; From George Garrett's copy; signed "Madison Smartt Bell" on title page; TLS from Ticknor & Fields to Garrett laid in; uncorrected proof; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
  • Box 5
    • Folder a
      Zero db and other stories [Novels] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 26 p.
    • Folder b
      Waiting For the End of the World [Novels] (1985) by Madison Smartt Bell. Third part of the edited typescripts from p. 346-454. 1 item. 110 p.
    • Folder c
      Waiting For the End of the World [Novels] (1985) by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts, part two of three from pp. 171-345. 1 item. 179 p.
    • Folder d
      Waiting For the End of the World [Novels] (1985) written by Madison Smartt Bell, edited typescripts part one of three. 1 item. 177 p.
    • Folder e
      The Washington Square Ensemble [Novels] (1983) an edited typescripts by Madison Smartt Bell; letter to Mr. Stuart Wright from Linda Cauchois about receiving the dead matter of M.S. Bell's Washington Square. 2 items. 156 p. Note: needs conservation.
    • Folder f
      The Washington Square Ensemble. Edited Typescripts [Novel] (1983) by Madison Smartt Bell. First of two parts from pp. 147-322. 1 item. 175 p.
  • Box 6
    • Folder a
      Washington Square Ensemble. Edited Typescripts [Novels] (1983) by Madison Smartt Bell. Second part of two from pp. 331-487. 1 item. 157 p. Note: needs conservation.
    • Folder b
      The Structure and Meaning of The Telephone Company [Novels] (1980) by Madison Smartt Bell. Typescripts. 1 item. 163 p.
    • Folder c
      "The Washington Square Ensemble" part 1 [Novels] (undated) holograph and Typescripts copy by Madison Smartt Bell. 1 item. 143 p.
    • Folder d
      "The Washington Square Ensemble" part 2 [Novels] (undated) holograph and Typescripts copy by Madison Smartt Bell. 1 item. 164 p.
    • Folder e
      Short Stories from Zero DB, and Straight Cut. Edited Typescripts. [Novels] (undated) Part of an edited typescripts by Madison Smartt Bell. 13 item. 82 p.
    • Folder f
      Straight Cut, Chapters 12-20. [Novel] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 97 p.
  • Box 7
    • Folder a
      Straight Cut [Novel] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell, final draft. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 158 p.
    • Folder b
      Part III of Choc En Retour from Straight Cut [Edited typescripts] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell. Part three of a novel. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 131 p.
    • Folder c
      Straight Cut [Novels] (ca. 1986) by Madison Smartt Bell. Two notebooks with handwritten drafts of Straight Cut. Holograph. 2 items. 190 p. Note: Needs conservation.
    • Folder d
      Straight Cut [Novels] (ca. 1986) by Madison Smartt Bell marked set. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 26 p.
    • Folder e
      Zero db and Other Stories [Novels] (ca. 1987) by Madison Smartt Bell, master pages. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 26 p.
    • Folder f
      Notes for Straight Cut, Straight Cut, Photo, Beer Coasters (ca. 1985) belonging to Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts & Holographs. 5 items. 166 p.
  • Box 8
    • Folder a
      "The Naked Lady Story "[Edited typescripts] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell and other stories. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 27 p.
    • Folder b
      Short Stories from Zero DB, and Straight Cut. [Edited typescripts] (undated) by Madison Smartt Bell. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 108 p.
    • Folder c
      Southern Mafia Magazine "Peace Through Superior Firepower" [periodical] by Madison Smartt Bell, Chapters 16-45, pp. 288-477 (ca. 1982) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 209 p.
    • Folder d
      The Washington Square Ensemble part 1 [Novels] by Madison Smartt Bell with notes. (undated) Edited photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 337 p.
    • Folder e
      The Washington Square Ensemble part 2 [Novels] by Madison Smartt Bell with notes. (undated) Edited photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 337 p.
    • Folder f
      Washington Square Ensemble, The: Washington Square Bus [first draft of inserts] by Madison Smartt Bell (pagination refers to final draft) (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 16 p.
  • Box 9
    • Folder a
      Washington Square Ensemble, The: Washington Square Chapter 1 Silent Story Version [submission copy] (undated) Typescripts. 1 item. 18 p. Note: Also titled "The Storytelling Stone"
    • Folder b
      Washington Square Ensemble, The: Washington Square Chapter 1 Short Story Version [second draft] by Madison Smartt Bell. (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 15 p. Note: Also titled "The Storytelling Stone." note: needs conservation
    • Folder c
      Washington Square Ensemble, The : Washington Square: Synopsis: Chapter 20-46 (conclusion) [synopsis] by Madison Smartt Bell (undated) Typescripts. 1 item. 7 p. Note: Also titled "The Storytelling Stone."
    • Folder d
      Washington Square Ensemble, The: Washington Square Epigraphs and Misc SLRAPS, pp. 338-344 [draft] by Madison Smartt Bell (undated) Photocopy Typescripts. 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder e
      Waiting For The End of The World [section outlines, notes, clippings, first chapter] (undated,1981, 1982, ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell. Typescripts & Holographs. 3 items. 64 p. Note: Clippings need conservation.
    • Folder f
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] by Madison Smartt Bell, part one of six of the second draft; letter to Stuart Wright from M.S. Bell. Edited Typescripts. 2 items. 151 p. note: needs conservation.
  • Box 10
    • Folder a
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by M.S. Bell, second draft part two of six. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 150 p.
    • Folder b
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell, part three of six (second draft) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 150 p.
    • Folder c
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell (second draft) part four of six. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 150 p.
    • Folder d
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell (second draft) part five of six. Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 150 p.
    • Folder e
      Waiting For The End of The World [Novels] (ca. 1984) by Madison Smartt Bell. Part six of six (second draft) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 89 p.
Series 3 :
Loose Manuscripts from Book Collection
  • Box 10
    • Folder f
      Doctor Sleep, by Madison Smartt Bell (1991) Printed. 1 items. 1 p. Note: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich postcard to Stuart Wright advertising Doctor Sleep with publicity portrait of Bell on verso (3 January 1991) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.35
    • Folder g
      Waiting of the End of the World, by Madison Smartt Bell (1985) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Ticknor & Fields press release advertising Waiting for the End of the World (9 August 1985) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.37
    • Folder h
      Barking Man and Other Stories, by Madison Smartt Bell (1990) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: John Herman, Editorial Director, Ticknor & Fields, Letter to John Updike, enclosing bound proofs of Barking Man and Other Stories, requesting comments (11 December 1989) TLS; From John Updike's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.38
    • Folder i
      The Year of Silence, by Madison Smartt Bell (1987) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Corlies M. Smith, Editorial Director, Ticknor & Fields, Business card with sentiment by Smith: “Higher & Higher – Corlies” (undated) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.39
    • Folder j
      The Washington Square Ensemble, by Madison Smartt Bell (1983) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Jane Gelfman, John Farquharson Literary Agents, Letter to Peter Taylor, enclosing galleys of The Washington Square Ensemble, requesting comments (25 October 1982) TLS; From Peter Taylor's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #20.40
Series 4 :
Oversized Materials
  • Box 10
    • Folder fos1
      Newspaper articles [clippings] (1981) from the New York Post and New York Times that Madison Smartt Bell used for writing Waiting For The End of the World (novel) Typescripts. 32 items. 33 p.

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