Stuart Wright Collection: William Styron Papers 1930–1987, undated

Manuscript Collection #1169-011

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Series 1 :
Manuscript Materials and Photographic Prints
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      William Styron Only Living Writer Named In National French Literary Examinations. News from Random House, Inc., New York, NY [News Release] (ca. 1979) Mimeographed Typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder b
      Sophie's Choice [Brochure] (30 Aug. 1979) TLS and Printed. 2 items. 5 p. Note: also includes cover letter from Liz Knights at Jonathan Cape Limited, London, U.K., 30 Aug. 1979
    • Folder c
      William Styron and Family Portraits [Portraits] (ca. 1967) Photographic prints. Black & White. 8" x 10" 12 items. 12 p.
Series 2 :
Proofs & Printed Materials
  • Box 1
    • Folder d
      Auschwitz 1940 - 1945 Guide Book Through the Museum [Book Covers] (undated) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Text block missing; plans of Camp Auschwitz and Camp Birkenau on inside of covers.
    • Folder e
      Other Side of the Poem, The: A Little Anthology of Responses [Brochure] [1963] Printed. 1 item. 4 p. Note: Gotham Book Mart's advertisement for responses to Ruth Stephan's [Charlotte Ruth Stephan Dart 1910-1974] poems.
    • Folder f
      Major Publishing Event: Sophie's Choice by William Styron, Book of the Month Club News [Periodical] (Midsummer 1979) Printed. 1 item. 16 p. Note: Articles on Styron and Sophie's Choice on pp. 2, 3-6.
    • Folder g
      Roll Jordan Roll: The World the Slaves Made, by Eugene D. Genovese [Proof] (New York, NY: Pantheon Books: A Division of Random House, © 1974) Uncorrected proof. ISBN: 0-394-49131-9. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 402 p. Note: Autographed "p. 115 laboring class" on cover & "Wm. Styron's copy" on title page; some underlining and notes in Book 5; Transferred from Stuart Wright Collection Printed Works #5033 (9/24/2010)
    • Folder h
      Whistle, by James Jones [Proof] (New York, NY: Delacorte Press, © 1978) Uncorrected Proof. ISBNP 0-440-09548-4. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 233 p. Note: Autographed "William Styron" on title page; "Poll - Bed for you is in F is in upstairs - open - Love, Mum. " Transferred from Stuart Wright Collection Printed Works #50.23 (9/24/2010)
    • Folder i
      A Southern Prophecy, by Lewis J. Blair [Proof] (Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., [1964]) Uncorrected Advance Proof. Soft cover. Spiral bound. 1 item. 107 p. Note: Annotated on cover on title page & marginalia in William Styron's hand; Transferred from Stuart Wright Collection Printed Works #50.33 (9/24/2010)
Series 3 :
Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
  • Box 1
    • Folder j
      The Joint, by James Blake [Book] (1971) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: William Styron, Roxbury, Connecticut. Note to "Dear Francine: The enclosed is for Vinnie, Love Bill" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #50.10.
    • Folder k
      The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Edited by Arthur M. Eastman [Book] (1970) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "Styron's copy pp. 851-52 (but see p. 854); See Sophie's Choice, p. 512, passim" (undated) Holograph [Styron used this copy to locate a suitable poem for Sophie to memorize]; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #50.22.
Series 4 :
Oversized Materials
Oversize Folder os1
"Encouragement and a Kick Made Bill Styron a Writer: Teacher Guided, Publisher Fired Him," by Robert Mason, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (9 September 1951), p. 5-8; "A Second Flowering: Works and Days of the Lost Generation", by Malcolm Cowley, reviewed by William Styron, New York Times Books Review, (6 May 1973), pp. 8-14; "Confessions of William Styron," by Francine du Plessiz Gray, Washington Post Book World (20 May 1979), p. E1-6; "'Sophie's Choice' Is Filmmaker's Choice Too," by Charles Champlin, Winston-Salem, NC Sentinel (20 May 1982), p. 28 (1951-1982) Oversized Clippings, etc. (1951-1982) 4 items. 10 p. Transferred from 1169-011.1.k.
Oversize Folder os2
Commentary, by John Thompson [Review of Confessions of Nat Turner, by William Styron] (27 Sept. 1967) Edited First Proof. 1 item. 8 p. Note: Brittle, torn, pressure sensitive tape; needs conservation. Transferred from 1169-011.1.l.
Oversize Folder os3
William Styron Close-up, by Ted Polumbaum, Life Photo (23 August 1967); William Styron with Unknown Elderly Man, by Ted Polumbaum, Life Photo (11 September 1967); William Styron Seated on Porch #79503-2C3-20A-8E by Life Photo, marked "Scratched in Neg" (undated) Oversized Photographic prints. Black & White. Various sizes. 3 items. 3 p. Transferred from 1169-011.1.m.

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