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Herbert Wilner papers, 1948-1978

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1359
Bib ID 4078397 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wilner, Herbert, 1925-1977
Title Herbert Wilner papers, 1948-1978
Physical Description 10 boxes (10 boxes)
Language(s) English .

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-9. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.



Material is arranged into two series.


Scope and Content

Correspondence with friends and colleagues; manuscripts, proofs, and notes for his novel, All the Little Heroes (Bobbs-Merrill, 1966); manuscripts of short stories, essays and his collaborative works; documents relating to his publishing, his teaching, and the student uprising at San Francisco State College in 1968. There is also some printed material.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-9. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Herbert Wilner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Nancy Ruben Wilner, l983.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 06/--/86.

Revision Description

2012-08-28 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, Walter Van Tilburg, 1909-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engle, Paul, 1908-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malamud, Bernard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
San Francisco State College Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swados, Harvey Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Wilner (Columbia M.A., 1948) was an author and professor of English at San Francisco State College from 1957 to 1977.

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Series I: Correspondence

Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence

Cataloged Correspondence should be requested by name of the correspondent

Box Cataloged Correspondence Boyle, Kay

Box Cataloged Correspondence Clark, Walter Van Tilburg

Box Cataloged Correspondence Creeley, Robert

Box Cataloged Correspondence Engle, Paul

Box Cataloged Correspondence Malamud, Bernard

Box Cataloged Correspondence Morris, Wright

Box Cataloged Correspondence Nemerov, Howard

Box Cataloged Correspondence Swados, Harvey

Subseries I.2 Correspondence

Box 1 Amussen, Robert M.

Box 1 A-B misc.

Box 1 Blau, Herbert

Box 1 Boston University Library

Box 1 Boyle, Kay

Box 1 Brawley, Ernest

Box 1 Brown, James, Associates, Inc.-James Oliver Brown

Box 1 Brown, James, Associates, Inc.-Rene de Chochor

Box 1 Bunzel, John Harvey

Box 2 Caen, Herb

Box 2 Cassill, Verlin

Box 2 Clark, Walter Van Tilburg

Box 2 Commonwealth Club of California

Box 2 C-D misc.

Box 2 Engle, Paul

Box 2 E-F misc.

Box 2 Frakes, James R.

Box 2 Freedman, Ralph

Box 2 Friedman, Bruce Jay

Box 2 H misc.

Box 2 Hall, James B.

Box 2 Harper, Michael

Box 2 Harris, Mark

Box 2 Hawkes, Jack

Box 2 Hicks, Granville

Box 2 Hills, L. Rust

Box 2 Hogan, William

Box 2 Just ic e, Donald

Box 2 I-K misc.

Box 2 Lanzinger, Klaus

Box 2 Lawrence, Seymour

Box 2 Laxalt, Robert

Box 2 M misc.

Box 2 Malzberg, Barry N.

Box 2 Markfield, Wallace

Box 2 Michelson, Joan

Box 2 Morris, Wright & Josephine K.

Box 2 Nemerov, Howard

Box 2 O'Connor, Philip F.

Box 2 Pearce, Roy Harvey

Box 2 Purdy, Theodore M.

Box 2 P-R misc.

Box 2 Robbins, Henry

Box 2 S misc.

Box 2 Salas, Floyd

Box 2 Schevill, James

Box 2 Schultz, Philip

Box 2 Sewall, Richard

Box 2 Silver, A. B.

Box 2 Singer, Harriet Drucker

Box 2 Stern, Richard

Box 2 Swados, Harvey

Box 2 Syracuse University

Box 2 T-U misc.

Box 2 Viereck, Peter

Box 2 W misc.

Box 2 West, Ray Benedict, Jr.

Box 2 Williams, Wirt

Box 2 Willner, Herbert

Box 2 Wilson, James D.

Box 2 Wolfe, Edgar

Box 2 Yale University

Box 2 Z misc.

Series I: Manuscripts

Box 4 All the Little Heroes

Box 5 All the Little Heroes

Box 6 All the Little Heroes

Box 7 College days in earthquake country-ordeal at San Francisco State: a personal record. By Leo Litwak and Herbert Wilner.

Box 8 A gift every morning.

Box 8 Giving up the cat.

Box 8 The good Rockroney.

Box 8 The halfback and the salesman.

Box 8 I am taking Murray's place.

Box 9 Long live the king.

Box 9 The mural at Castlereagh's.

Box 9 A natural evening.

Box 9 No medal for Sonny.

Box 9 On a train in Germany.

Box 9 The overheated campuses of the Bay area.

Box 9 A passion for Silver's arm.

Box 9 Publishing difficulties of a serious first novel.

Box 10 The seven years. By Earl Weinstock, as told to Herbert Wilner.

Box 10 A study of modern attitudes toward Moby Dick.

(M.A. essay, Columbia University)

Box 10 Walter Can Tilburg Clark: an evaluation.

Box 10 Whistle and the heroes.

Box 10 Zen basketball, etc. at San Francisco State.