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John Leonard papers, 1939-2015, bulk 1950s-2008

Series IV, Memorabilia, Personal Papers, 1939-2011, bulk 1939-2008

Included in this series are early writings, awards, files and documents of a more personal nature.

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Subseries IV.1, Awards and Diplomas, 1950s-2007

This short subseries consists of awards and prizes, mostly from Leonard's early years, ranging from high school accolades, trophies, and diplomas to his National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandorf Lifetime Achievement Award.



Box 18 The National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007 March8, 2007


Box 18 High school awards -- framed, 1950s (2 awards), 1950s


Box 18 High school diploma and certificates, 1956



Box 19 High school trophies, 1950s


Subseries IV.2, Memorabilia, 1939-2003

This subseries includes personal and professional artifacts, including address books, address rolodex, calendar, business cards, passport and passport photos, identification cards, and a historical newspaper from 1939, the year Leonard was born.



Box 18 The Los Angeles Times, full issue, 1939 February25, 1939



Box 19 Address book and Rolodex, undated


Box 19 Business cards -- The Nation, Harper's Magazine, undated


Box 19 Calendar, 2006


Box 19 Passport and passport photos, 1993 2003, 1993, 2003


Box 19 Press passes, undated


Box 19 High school class of 1956 ID card, 1956


Subseries IV.3, Scrapbooks, 1945-1985

This subseries consists of two scrapbooks, containing early photographs, files and documents from elementary school and college, as well as newspaper clippings pertaining to Leonard's professional career.


Box 19 Scrapbook, 1945 -- 1985, 1945, 1985



Box 20 Scrapbook, clippings, 1971 -- 1979, 1971, 1979


Subseries IV.4, Personal Papers and Personal Files, 1939-2011

Gathered in this subseries are printed materials relevant to Leonard's personal life, including bulletins and brochures from graduations and reunions. A subsection of this series consist of personal files, which include files and documents of a personal nature on John, his brother Ken, his mother Ruth Woods Leonard Smith, and friends. Leonard's own files contain material related to his time in rehab. Also included are two files added after his death with material relating to the memorial services of two family friends.


Personal Papers



Box 21 Folder 1 Brochure and photograph -- 28th Annual Literary Award Dinner Honoring E.L. Doctorow, 1996 February6, 1996


Box 21 Folder 2 Brochures -- Columbia University and Barnard College Commencement, 1988 May 18, 1988


Box 21 Folder 3 Bulletin: Harvard College Class of 1960 1963 1970, 1960, 1963, 1970


Box 21 Folder 4 Bulletin: Woodrow Wilson High School Class of '56 -- 35th and 40th reunions, 1991 1996, 1991, 1996


John Leonard


Box 21 Folder 5 Personal File: John Leonard, 1955 -- 2009, 1955, 2009

(Includes some posthumous material)


Box 21 Folder 5 Resumes and CVs


Box 21 Folder 6 John Leonard mementos, 1939-1994


Box 21 Folder 7 Rehab: Hazelden, 1982


Box 21 Folder 8 to 10 Rehab: Arms Acres, 1986


Box 21 Folder 11 Travel writing, undated


Box 21 Folder 12 Trip to Spain and Portugal, 1988


Kenneth Leonard


Box 21 Folder 13 to 14 Personal File: Ken Leonard, 1949 -- 2004, 1949, 2004


Box 21 Folder 15 Personal File: Ken Leonard, 1949 -- 2004, 1949, 2004


Box 21 Folder 16 to 17 Personal File: Ken Leonard -- writings, 1957 -- 1963, 1957, 1963


Ruth Woods (Leonard) Smith

(Includes some posthumous material)


Box 21 Folder 18 Personal File: Ruth Woods (Leonard) Smith, 2011


Box 21 Folder 19 Ruth Woods (Leonard) Smith, Memoir, 1998


Box 21 Folder 20 Memorial materials: Patricia Taylor Buckley, 2007


Box 21 Folder 20 Memorial materials: Eden Ross Lipton, 2011