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Walter Farley Papers, 1933-1993, bulk 1935-1970

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of Walter Farley, the American author of The Black Stallion series predominantly on horse stories for young readers. The collection includes original manuscripts and material related to the twenty novels he completed during his lifetime.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0411
Bib ID 4078749 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Farley, Walter, 1915-1989
Title Walter Farley Papers, 1933-1993, bulk 1935-1970
Physical Description 21 linear feet (49 document boxes 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into five series.

Description

Summary

The Walter Farley Papers mainly consist of research, notes, manuscripts and drafts of Farley's numerous books and short stories, both published and unpublished, speeches, photographs, press clippings, biographical information, and correspondence. The correspondence predominately encompasses fan letters but also contains letters from Farley's publisher, Random House, literary agents, foreign publishers, friends, horse trainers, and other professionals involved in the literary, arts, and equine fields. There are a few letters written to Rosemary Farley conveying condolences after Walter Farley's death. Also included in the collection are memorabilia, illustrations, photographs, advertisements, posters for Walter Farley's books, and The Black Stallion films, and scripts for the television series The Adventures of the Black Stallion. Information about horses and other animals owed by Farley are also in the collection.

  • Series I: Writings, 1935-1991

    This series contains drafts and other documents relating to Farley's books.

  • Series II: The Black Stallion Movie, 1956-1983

    This series concerns the movie adaptation of The Black Stallion. Materials relate to all aspects of the film and include drafts of the screenplay; research files; information on horses starring in the movie including Cass Ole, the horse that played the Black Stallion, and correspondence with his trainers; correspondence with director Carroll Ballard, the film's producers, and the actors; fan letters; movie stills; files on merchandising and advertising; and newspaper clippings and articles.

  • Series III: General, 1993

    This series contains a wide variety of materials and relates to both Farley's career and his personal life. There is a large amount of correspondence between Farley and publishers, fans, and friends. There are also research notes, contract information, occasional pages from drafts, files on racehorses, publicity materials, among others. Some files include photographs.

  • Series IV: Contests, 1941-1988

    This series relates to contests (usually essay or writing contests) held by Farley, which sometimes offered horses as prizes. Files include correspondence with winners, photographs, contest rules, and clippings.

  • Series V: Photographs and Negatives, 1961-1969

    This series contains photographs and negatives of Walter Farley, horses, and dogs. More photographs can also be found throughout the collection and have been identified in the contents list.

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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); Walter Farley Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Papers processed Boni Joi Koeliker, Pratt Institute, 2013 Clare O'Dowd, Pratt Institute, 2012 2012.

Finding aid written Boni Joi Koeliker, Pratt Institute, 2013 July 2012.

Revision Description

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

Subject Headings

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American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ballard, Carroll Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Close, Glenn, 1947- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coppola, Carmine, 1910-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dalva, Robert, 1942- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deschanel, Caleb, 1944- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deschanel, Emily, 1976- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deschanel, Zooey, 1980- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Draper, Angie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dressage Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farley, Rosemary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farley, Walter, 1915-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fisher, Elizabeth Ingersoll, 1815-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grant, Chuck Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horse racing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mathison, Melissa Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Random House (Firm) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reno, Kelly, 1966- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roos, Fred Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zoetrope Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Walter Farley was born in 1915 in Syracuse, New York and raised in New York City. While he was still in high school he began to write The Black Stallion and during his college years at Columbia University, one of his teachers, Mable R. Robinson, worked with him and encouraged him to submit the manuscript to Random House. Random House published the book in 1941 and twenty more in The Black Stallion series, as well as thirteen other children's books. Walter Farley's books have been translated into twenty different languages including French, Italian, German, Danish, Japanese, Swedish, Russian, and Arabic.

In 1979 The Black Stallion was made into a movie directed by Carroll Ballard and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie was nominated for two Academy Awards and was followed by a sequel The Black Stallion Returns. In addition to his books for young readers he published, How to Stay Out of Trouble with Your Horse: Some Basic Safety Rules to Help You Enjoy Riding, in 1981 with Doubleday, his only non-Random House publication.

Walter Farley had four children with his wife Rosemary: Pam, Alice, Steve, and Tim. The Farley's maintained a farm in the Pennsylvania Dutch country near Earlville, Pennsylvania, and a beach home in Venice, Florida. Throughout his career Walter Farley enjoyed travelling to schools, horse shows, festivals, and libraries, giving lectures to inspire readers and horse lovers alike. In 1989 his local library in Venice, Florida, designated its children's wing the Walter Farley Literary Landmark. A permanent exhibit of Black Stallion memorabilia is on display there. His last book The Young Black Stallion, which he wrote with his son Steve, was published shortly after his death in 1989.

In 2004, Disney made a movie version of The Young Black Stallion, which is considered a prequel to the first book.

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Series I: Writings, 1935-1991

This series contains drafts and other documents relating to Farley's books.


Subseries I.1: Drafts, 1935-1991

This subseries contains drafts of all twenty Black Stallion novels, as well as drafts ofThe Great Dane Thor, Man 'O War, Larry and the Undersea Rider, The Horse that Swam Away, How to Stay Out of Trouble with Your Horse,and several episodes of theAdventures of the Young Black StallionTV series. Files typically contain multiple drafts, some with annotations from editors, as well as letters to editors. It has been organized by title.


The Black Stallion



Box 1 Folder 1 Outline, Plot--First Work, 1935


Box 1 Folder 2 Dr. Mabel L. Robinson, Columbia Professor--Letters and Comments, 1942-1944


Box 1 Folder 3 First Draft, 1938 October-December, 1938


Box 1 Folder 4 Typed Draft, 1941


Box 1 Folder 5 Dr. Robinson's and Class Comments Included After Each Chapter, 1938 October-1939 December, 1938


Box 1 Folder 6 Submission to Random House--Edited and Published in the Fall of 1941, 1940 March 17, 1941, 1940


Box 1 Folder 7 Draft, 1983



Box 2 Folder 1 Chapters 1 and 2--Drafts with Notes and Criticism from Unknown Individuals, undated


Box 2 Folder 2 Publicity Clippings and Ads, 1941


Box 2 Folder 3 Material for The Black Stallion--Newspaper Clippings, 1938-1939


Box 2 Folder 4 While Attending Columbia--Includes Farley's First Draft Completed for a Class Assignment with Class Notes, 1938-1939


Box 2 Folder 5-16 Chapters 3-16--Drafts with Notes and Criticism from Unknown Individuals, Commuter Copies, and Library Copies, 1938-1939


Larry and the Undersea Rider



Box 3 Folder 1 Original First Draft, 1941 November, 1941


Box 3 Folder 2 Published by Random House--Includes Outline and Dr. Robinson's and Class Criticisms, 1942 Spring, 1942


Box 3 Folder 3 Chapter 1 and 2, The Red Devil, 1941 February, 1941


Box 3 Folder 4 Chapters 3 and 4--Drafts with Notes and Criticism from Unknown Individuals and Newspaper Clippings, 1941 April, 1941


Box 3 Folder 5 Copy of Manuscript Submitted to Random House, 1941 November, 1941


Box 3 Folder 6 Material Used in Undersea Raider-- Reviews and Pictures, 1941-1942


The Black Stallion Returns



Box 4 Folder 1 Original Manuscript Published by Random House, 1945


Box 4 Folder 2 Plot--First Drafts--Chapters 43-44, 1943 or 1944 February, 1943, 1944


Son of the Black Stallion


Box 4 Folder 3 Outline of First Draft--First Chapters, 1945-1946


Box 4 Folder 4 Original Copy Started in 1946 Marchand Finished, 1946 June, 1946, 1946



Box 5 Folder 1 Publisher's Copy, 1947


The Island Stallion


Box 5 Folder 2 Original Manuscript of The Island Stallion, undated


Box 5 Folder 3 Chapter 1 The Flame of the Island--Draft, Rewrites, undated


Box 5 Folder 4 Original Manuscript of Flame, Island Stallion sent to Random House, 1948



Box 7 Folder 1 Correspondence from Unknown Individuals Regarding Manuscript, 1947


Box 7 Folder 2 General, 1947


The Black Stallion and Satan


Box 7 Folder 3 Trial Drafts, Rewrites, and Outlines, 1948


Box 7 Folder 4 Bound First 5 Chapters and Remaining Outline Submitted to Random House, 1948


Box 7 Folder 5 First Draft--Original Copy--Number Five in Series, Written between Winter, 1947 and Spring, 1947, 1947, 1947


Box 7 Folder 6 Manuscript Submitted to Random House with the Dedication Page and Dust Jacket Blurb, 1949 February 24, 1949


Box 7 Folder 7 Publisher's Copy and Publicity Clippings in Book, 1949


Box 7 Folder 8 Material Used for Book--Newspaper Clippings and Magazine Articles, circa, 1948-1949


The Blood Bay Colt



Box 8 Folder 1 First Three Chapters, Synopsis, and Outline for the Rest of the Book, Letter to Louise Bonino, Diary Entry for Notes, 1947-1948


Box 8 Folder 2 First Draft of Manuscript Started in 1948 Finished in 1949 Published in 1950, 1948, 1949, 1950


Box 8 Folder 3 Galley Copy, undated


Box 8 Folder 4 Additional Materials--Notes, Newspaper Clippings, Ads, circa, 1947-1950


The Island Stallion's Fury



Box 9 Folder 1 Correspondence, Letters from Unknown Individuals; Articles and Newspaper Clippings Used for this Sequel; Criticisms from Publishers, Friends, and Academics; Personal Notebook, circa, 1948-1950


Box 9 Folder 2 Original Manuscript--First Draft, 1950 April, 1950


Box 9 Folder 3 2nd Draft, Ready for Final Typing, 1950


The Black Stallion's Filly



Box 10 Folder 1 Original Manuscript--Ready for Publication, Fall 1952 Finished 1951, 1952, 1951


Box 10 Folder 2 First Draft--Chapters 1-12, 1950 Winter, 1950


Box 10 Folder 3 Master Copy, 1951 June, 1951


Box 10 Folder 4 Final Manuscript Submitted, 1951


Box 10 Folder 5 Outline, First Notes, 1950


Box 10 Folder 6 Blurb for Jacket--Review and Correspondence, 1951


Box 10 Folder 7-8 Materials--Notes--Daily Racing Newspaper Clippings, 1949-1950


The Black Stallion Revolts



Box 11 Folder 1 1st Draft--Outline by Character, Clippings, Correspondence, Finished 1952 April 3, 1952


Box 11 Folder 2 Original Manuscript First Draft, 1952 May, 1952


Box 11 Folder 3 Final Draft, 1952 June, 1952


Box 11 Folder 4 Manuscript Submitted to Random House, 1952


The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt



Box 12 Folder 1 Original Manuscript Copy Final Draft, 1953


The Island Stallion's Races



Box 13 Folder 1 Artwork, Correspondence, New York Times Review, 1955


Box 13 Folder 2 Outline Chapters 1-7, Material--Correspondence from Individual Editors and Acceptance Letter from Random House, 1953


Box 13 Folder 3 First Draft--Chapters 1-9, 1953


Box 13 Folder 4 Rewrite--Chapters 1-9 Included, Used First Five Pages, 1953 September, 1953


Box 13 Folder 5 First Complete Draft, Chapters 1-9, 1954 May, 1954


Box 13 Folder 6 Deleted Chapters--4,6, 15,7,10, 11, 18, 19, 20



Box 14 Folder 1 2nd Copy--Jacket Blurb--Galley Changes, Pages 197, 207, Submitted to Random House, 1954


Box 14 Folder 2 Original Manuscript--Edited for Final Typing, 1954 August 30, 1954


The Black Stallion's Big Apple



Box 15 Folder 1 Corrected Copy--Final Revision, 1955 September 19, 1955


The Black Stallion's Courage


Box 15 Folder 2 Original Manuscript, 1956


Box 15 Folder 3 Outline by Chapter and First Drafts, Deleted Chapters, 1-6, Material Including Newspaper Clippings, Race Pamphlets, 1955



Oversize Box 6 Folder 4 New York Times Articles, 1955



Box 15 Folder 4 Correspondence; Starts of Illustrations; Publication, 1956


Box 15 Folder 5 Clean Copy--Finished Manuscript sent to Random House, 1955 November, 1955


The Black Stallion Mystery



Box 16 Folder 1 Deleted Chapters 2-8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 for Publication, 1957


Box 16 Folder 2 Early Notes for File, Outline, Newspaper Clippings, 1956



Oversize Box 6 Folder 3 Newspaper Clippings--Oversized, 1956



Box 16 Folder 3 Finished Copy, 1956 for 1957 Publication, Clean Carbon, Blurb for Jacket, Letter to R.S. Regarding Art, 1956, 1956, 1957, 1956


Box 16 Folder 4 First Draft of Original Manuscript, Started 1956 June 1, Finished 1957 January 14, 1956, 1957


Box 16 Folder 5 Manuscript for Final Typing, 1957


The Horse-Tamer



Box 17 Folder 1 Original Manuscript--First Draft, Started 1957 May, 1957


Box 17 Folder 2 Clean Copy of Manuscript, Letter to Louise, Telegram from Louise, Jacket Blurb and Dedication, 1958


The Black Stallion and Flame



Box 18 Folder 1 Manuscript Submitted to Random House, 1959 June 10, 1959


Box 18 Folder 2 Outline by Chapter, Notes, Material Used, Letters, Research on Bats and Rabies, 1958


Box 18 Folder 3 3rd Copy, Farm File, Correspondence, Jacket Blurb and Dedication, 1958-1959


Box 18 Folder 4 Master Copy for Final Typing and First Draft of Manuscript, 1959 June 10, 1959



Oversize Box 6 Folder 2 Notes Regarding Bat Rabies in Trinidad; Background of Island; Additional Research Material on Bats and Rabies, Publication, 1936


Man O' War



Box 19 Folder 1-2 Revised and Edited First Draft, Author's Preface Included. Note: Missing Final Manuscript, 1961 November, 1961


Box 19 Folder 3-5 First Completed Draft, Including Outline and Chapter Headings, 1960-1961


The Black Stallion Challenged



Box 20 Folder 1 Bound Manuscript, undated


Box 20 Folder 2-3 First Draft--Outline and Notes, 1961-1962


Box 20 Folder 4 Corrected Sample, 1964 January 4, 1964


Box 20 Folder 5 Original Manuscript as Sent to Typist, Includes Dedication, 1963 August, 1963


The Horse That Swam Away



Box 21 Folder 1 First Draft, Fall, Later Revised; Second Draft; Second Outline; Original Final as Sent to Publisher and Dedication, 1963-1965


The Great Dane Thor



Box 22 Folder 1 Correspondence--First Dog Story, 1965-1966


Box 22 Folder 2 Revision to Original Manuscript, Farley's Notes Indicate the Original is in Storage, 1965 October 8, 1965


Box 22 Folder 3 Outline, Material Used, Revisions, More Notes for Possible Use in Galle, Correspondence, 1963-1965


Box 22 Folder 4 Original Manuscript as Sent to Typist, 1965 September, 1965


Box 22 Folder 5 Final Manuscript Blurb and Dedication as Sent to Random House, 1965 September, 1965


The Black Stallion and the Girl



Box 23 Folder 1 Master Copy--First Draft, Begun 1968 December 22, Continued in 1968 August 10, Finished First Draft, 1970 January, 1968, 1968, 1970


Box 23 Folder 2 Master Copy--Second Draft, 1970 January-March 8, 1970


Box 23 Folder 3 Galley Copy for Printer or Screenplay, Unknown Except Farley Notes the Manuscript is for Bill, undated


Box 23 Folder 4 Letters From Random House Requesting Illustrations and Agreement to Publish, Research Including Newspaper Clippings, 1971 July, 1971


Box 23 Folder 5 Special Letters to Farley from Friends and Unknown Individuals. Personal Notes, Including Addresses and Lists of Individuals to Receive Copies of Farley's Books, undated


Box 23 Folder 6 Copy of Corrected Proof Sent to Random House with Working Revisions, 1971 March 26, 1971


Box 23 Folder 7 Reviews from Random House and Individual Committees, 1971



Box 24 Folder 1 Original Manuscript Finished for Final Typing, 1970 March 17, 1970


Box 24 Folder 2 Second Copy of Manuscript, 1970 April 15, 1970


Box 24 Folder 3 Letters From Readers and Unknown Individuals, 1971-1975


Box 24 Folder 4 Book Outline and Blocking, undated.


Box 24 Folder 5 Mr. Farley's Personal Copy, 1971 Fall, 1971


Box 24 Folder 6 New York Times Article Regarding Sexist Books for Kids, 1973


How to Stay Out of Trouble with Your Horse



Box 25 Folder 1 Drafts, undated


Box 25 Folder 2 Correspondence Regarding First Manuscript Including Rejection Letter and Edits from Random House, 1978 May, 1978


Box 25 Folder 3 Original Manuscript Copy for Typist, Copy for Re-Typing, 1978 January, 1978


Box 25 Folder 4 Final Manuscript Sent to Random House, 2nd Copy of Manuscripts, Picture Suggestions, Correspondence, Extra Material, undated


The Black Stallion Picture Book


Box 25 Folder 5 Correspondence Between Farley, Random House, Coppola Company, and Other Individuals; Notes, Invoices, Receipts, 1979


Box 25 Folder 6 First Draft, Original Manuscript Letters, Invoices, Correspondence with Unknown Individuals, 1979 January, 1979


Box 25 Folder 7 "Safety Manual"--Double Day Correspondence, 1979-1980


Box 25 Folder 8 The Black Stallion Legend--Second Half, 1981


The Young Black Stallion



Box 26 Folder 1 Unrevised Proofs, 1989


Box 26 Folder 2 Eulogy, undated


Box 26 Folder 3 Random House Fall Catalog, Correspondence Regarding Jacket Art for The Young Black Stallion, 1989


Box 26 Folder 4 The Young Black Stallion Proofs from Random House, Queries and Comments, 1989



Box 27 Folder 1 The Adventures of the Black Stallion Episode "Ticket to Ride" Written by Vincent Fournier, 1991 October 8, 1991


Box 27 Folder 2 Franklin/Waterman Entertainment: The Adventure of the Black Stallion Episodes "Hard Road Home," Arkansas Twister,", 1991


Box 27 Folder 3 The Adventures of the Black Stallion Screen Scripts Episode 11, "Ostracized" By Jonathan Hackett, 1991 September 12, 1991


Box 27 Folder 4 #214 Black Spirit Final Draft Written by Dawn Ritchie 16 September 1991/#217 "Arkansas Twister" Written by Michael Mercer, 1991 September 25, 1991


Box 27 Folder 5 "Fatal Heart" and "Ticket to Ride" Second Draft and Final Draft, 1991


Box 27 Folder 6 The Adventures of the Black Stallion: "Ovation" Written by Dunford King, Second Draft "Blackout," 1991 August 29, 1991


Box 27 Folder 7 # 217 "Arkansas Twister" Revised Final Draft, 30 September 1991/#216 "Hard Road Home" Revised Final Draft, 1991 September 30, 1991


Box 27 Folder 8 #220 "Horse of the Year" Episode #19 Written Jana Veverka, Final Draft, 1991 October 10, 1991


Box 27 Folder 9 #223 "Code of Silence," Second Draft Written by Jana Veverka, 1991 October 21, 1991


Subseries I.2: General, 1941-1986

This subseries contains additional information on several of the Black Stallion novels and stories. It contains some additional drafts as well as research notes and articles, book illustration sketches, correspondence, and clippings.



Box 42 Folder 19 Thor of Power Mill Hollow-- Research; Photographs, 1969-1971


The Young Black Stallion



Box 31 Folder 27 Magazines, Newspapers, Notes, Correspondence, and Pictures of Horsehead Nebula, 1985 April-1987 April, 1985


Box 31 Folder 28 Chapter 7 Draft, Correspondence with Steven Farley, Random House, International Creative Management, Glenn Close, Regarding The Young Black Stallion and Potential Horse-Tamer Film, 1987 October-1988 December, 1987


Box 31 Folder 12 How to Stay Out of Trouble With Your Horse--Book Reviews, Statements, International Creative Management, 1981 April-1985 September, 1981


The Horse That Swam Away



Box 48 Folder 7 Correspondence, 1963-1964



Box 30 Folder 10 Book Reviews--Notes for Book of the Month Club, 1965 February-September, 1965


The Black Stallion Challenged



Box 48 Folder 11 Article in Publisher's Weekly, 1964


Box 48 Folder 27 Correspondence, 1964-1967


Little Black Races


Box 48 Folder 22 Correspondence and Manuscript Drafts, 1960-1961


Box 48 Folder 23-24 The Little Black Pony Races--Correspondence and Manuscript Drafts, 1966-1968



Box 30 Folder 11 Drafts and Outlines, 1965 September-October, 1965


Box 30 Folder 12 Drafts and Outlines, Letter from Jim Schucker, 1966 October-1968 October, 1966


Box 30 Folder 13 Drafts, Suggested Illustrations, Correspondence with Random House, Notes, 1966 January-April, 1966


Box 30 Folder 14 Steve Patch (Horse)--Winnings and Clippings from The Harness Horse, Correspondence Regarding Lessor and Lessee Contract, 1968 July-August, 1968


Box 30 Folder 15 Steve Patch (Horse)--Keystone Fair Colt Stakes, Correspondence including Other "Patch" Horses, 1968 February-May, 1968


Box 30 Folder 16 Patch Horses and Other Horses Sold to and Shared with David and Armatha Ford--Correspondence, Winnings and David Ford Obituary (Clipping from The Harness Horse,) 1966 May-1967 December, 1966


Box 30 Folder 17 Newspaper Clippings--Man o' War, Rosemary Farley, John F. Kennedy, Miscellaneous, 1962 November-1964 December, 1962


Box 30 Folder 18 Newspaper and Magazine Clippings and Articles about Walter Farley, Advertisements, 1964 November-December 1966, 1964, November-December 1966


The Black Stallion and the Girl



Box 33 Folder 1 Manuscript sent to Illustrator Angie Draper, 1970 April, 1970


Box 33 Folder 2 Manuscript sent to Alice Farley, 1970 March, 1970


Box 33 Folder 3 Correspondence with Alice and Steve Farley, Random House, Others, Research on Female Jockeys, Cover Sketch by Angie Draper, 1969 January-1971 June, 1969


Box 33 Folder 4 Rewrites with Edits, Jacket Blurb, Notes, 1970 December, 1970


Box 33 Folder 5 Research--Newspaper Articles About Female Jockeys, 1965 June-1970 March, 1965


Box 33 Folder 6 Writing Notes on Love, Philosophy of Life, Quote from Fan, New York Times Review of The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, 1978 April, 1978


Box 33 Folder 7 Manuscript of The Black Stallion Picture Book--First Copy Sent to International Creative Management, 1979 January, 1979


Box 33 Folder 8-12 Newspaper Articles, Reviews, Publicity for The Black Stallion Film, 1979 August-1981 February, 1979



Oversize Box 6 Folder 5 "Black Filly" Notes and Daily Racing Clippings, 1949-1950


Oversize Box 6 Folder 6 Newspaper Articles, Reviews, Publicity for The Black Stallion Film, 1979 October-1980 January, 1979


The Black Stallion's Ghost



Box 34 Folder 1 Correspondence with Random House and Others, 1967-1969


Box 34 Folder 2 Notes and Articles for Reference, 1967 April-1969 March, 1967


Box 34 Folder 3 Manuscript, Notes, Articles for Reference, 1962 December-1968 December, 1962


Box 34 Folder 4 Manuscript of The Black Stallion's Ghost--First Draft, 1967 September, 1967


Box 34 Folder 5 Manuscript and Corrections, Second Draft, 1967 December-1968 February, 1967



Box 35 Folder 1 First Draft of Manuscript, 1967 October, 1967


Box 35 Folder 2 Manuscript, 1968 January, 1968


Box 35 Folder 3 Manuscript, 1968 March, 1968


Box 35 Folder 4 Manuscript, Second Copy, 1968 March, 1968


Box 35 Folder 5 Manuscript, Final Revise, 1968 March, 1968


Box 35 Folder 6 Manuscript 1968 December, 1968


Box 35 Folder 7 Manuscript, 1969 January, 1969


Box 35 Folder 8 Manuscript, Setting Copy for Fall 1969 Publication, 1969 January, 1969, 1969


Box 35 Folder 9 First Chapter, First Draft, 1961


Man O' War



Box 34 Folder 6 Reviews of Man O' War, The Black Stallion and Flame and The Black Stallion Challenged, Radio Play of Man O' War, Correspondence with Random House and Angie Draper Regarding Illustrations for The Black Stallion and Flame, Article on Angie Draper, 1960 February-1964 December, 1960


Box 34 Folder 7 Galley for Man O' War (folded), undated


Box 34 Folder 8 Correspondence with Random House, Ingersoll and Brennan, Powers, Kaplan, and Berger, Angie Draper and Others Regarding Man O' War and Other Books, 1960 January-1963 January, 1960


Box 34 Folder 9 Notes and Articles for Reference for Man O' War, 1947 November-1961 February, 1947


The Black Stallion and the Girl



Box 36 Folder 1 Manuscript Draft, undated


The Black Stallion Legend


Box 36 Folder 2 Rainbow Touraine, S. Gail Miller, Postcard from Camilla, Outline, Notebook and Various Notes, Includes Newspaper Article About Pueblo, Magazine Article Entitled Victims of Mount Vesuvius, 1978


Box 36 Folder 3 Character Notes and Clipping with Drawing of Two Riders on a Horse with Quote by Robert Browning, undated


Box 36 Folder 4 Original Manuscript, 1981


Box 36 Folder 5 Research--Paperback Copy of They Sing for Horses by LaVerne Harrell Clark, 1981-1982


Box 36 Folder 6 Research--Paperback Copy of The Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters, 1981-1982


Box 36 Folder 7 Dorothy, Includes Outs, Rewrites, General Notes and Newspaper Article About Teen Suicide, 1982 July 26, 1982


Box 36 Folder 8 Copy of Draft, 1982 August 19, 1982


Box 36 Folder 9 Corrected Galleys, Includes Correspondence with Random House, 1983 May 16, 1983


Box 36 Folder 10 Rewrite of the Second Half from Page 87, 1982 Summer, 1982


Box 36 Folder 11 Correspondence--Random House, Includes Section Rewrites and Book Advance Receipt, 1981-1983


Box 36 Folder 12 Correspondence--Random House; Reviews; Fan Letters, 1983-1984


The Black Stallion Returns Picture Book


Box 36 Folder 13 Outline of First Draft with Notes, undated


Box 36 Folder 14 The Black Stallion Returns Screenplay by Richard Kletter, Robert Dalva and Jerome Kass, 1981 September, 1981


Box 36 Folder 15 Working Text, 1982 January, 1982


Box 36 Folder 16 Second Draft, Including Correspondence from Random House, 1982 February 8, 1982


Box 36 Folder 17 Correspondence--Random House, Rewrites, 1982


Box 36 Folder 18 Copy of Draft with Outs and Rewrites, 1982 July 1, 1982


Box 36 Folder 19 Unbound Pages from Second Printing, 1983 April 29, 1983


The Blacks Stallion Returns



Box 40 Folder 20 Correspondence, 1985 February, 1985


Box 40 Folder 21 Picture Book Galleys--Correspondence with Random House, 1982


Box 40 Folder 22 Press Information, 1983


Box 40 Folder 23 Correspondence with Random House--Reply Cards for Walter Farley Books, 1986


Box 40 Folder 24 Connecticut Horse Show--Correspondence, 1981


Box 40 Folder 25 Visitor's Guide for the Adirondack Museum, 1982



Box 41 Folder 3 Copyright Renewals, 1969-1973


Box 41 Folder 4 Advertising Layout from Random House, 1966



Box 47 Folder 12 San Antonio Texas Movie Premier--Correspondence and Notes, 1983


Box 47 Folder 13 Press Clippings, Reviews, and Press Release, 1983-1984


Box 47 Folder 14 Research including Correspondence and Photographs of Horses, 1983


Box 47 Folder 15-16 Correspondence Regarding The Black Stallion Returns Picture Book, 1980-1983


Box 47 Folder 17 Correspondence Regarding the Movie Before Release, Includes Photographs of Emily and Zooey Deschanel, 1980-1983


Box 47 Folder 18 Correspondence and Notes Regarding the Movie After Release, 1983-1984


Box 47 Folder 19 Paperback Marked "For Movie" with Notes Interleaved, undated


Box 47 Folder 20 Screenplay By Richard Kletter, Robert Dalva and Jerome Kass, 1981


Box 47 Folder 21 Press Clippings, 1981-1983


Box 47 Folder 22 Press Clippings for The Black Stallion and The Black Stallion Returns, 1986


Box 47 Folder 23 Press Clippings, 1941-1942


Turnabout: The Polo Pony (Hermy's Horse)



Box 43 Folder 4 Manuscript, Notes, 1943


Box 43 Folder 5 Research, Notes, Correspondence, 1948-1952


Box 43 Folder 6 Hermy's Horse, 1945 November 30, 1945


Box 43 Folder 7 Hermy's Horse , undated


Box 43 Folder 8 The Black Stallion Legend--Research, Notes, Newspaper Clippings, 1973-1981


The Undersea Raider


Box 43 Folder 9 Research, Notes, 1964


Box 43 Folder 10 Correspondence, 1951-1963


Box 43 Folder 11-12 Manuscript, 1964



Box 46 Folder 22 Larry and the Undersea Raider--General, 1951-1963


Box 46 Folder 21 The Deep Sea Raider , 1951-1963

Series II: The Black Stallion Movie, 1956-1983

This series concerns the movie adaptation of The Black Stallion. Materials relate to all aspects of the film and include drafts of the screenplay; research files; information on horses starring in the movie including Cass Ole, the horse that played the Black Stallion, and correspondence with his trainers; correspondence with director Carroll Ballard, the film's producers, and the actors; fan letters; movie stills; files on merchandising and advertising; and newspaper clippings and articles.



Oversize Box 6 Folder 1 Movie Poster, undated



Oversize Box 49 Folder 5 Posters in Spanish and French, 1980


Oversize Box 49 Folder 5 Movie Poster, 1980



Box 39 Folder 5 Correspondence, Option Agreement, Notes, 1973-1974


Box 39 Folder 6 Correspondence and Research on Horses; Photographs of Horses with their Trainers including Ali Judy, Jim Anderson, and Trusilla Enz; Research; Notes, 1973-1974


Box 39 Folder 7 Drafts of Film Adaptation with Notes; TV Adaptation; Correspondence; Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1973


Box 39 Folder 8 Research and Notes, 1975


Box 39 Folder 9 Correspondence--Coppola Co. Option and Travel Expenses; Contract Draft; Notes, 1975-1976


Box 39 Folder 10 Research and Correspondence Regarding Horses for the Film; Newspaper Announcement of Movie; Photographs of Horses, 1976


Box 39 Folder 11 Correspondence; Production Schedule and Horses; Articles on Francis F. Coppola, 1976-1977


Box 39 Folder 12 Correspondence; Horses; Research; Photographs of Horses, 1969-1977


Box 39 Folder 13 Correspondence; 35 Millimeter Photographic Negatives; Photographs of Walter Farley from Film Location, 1977


Box 39 Folder 14 Postcards; Plane Tickets; Receipts; Notes, 1977


Box 39 Folder 15 Correspondence--International Creative Management, Carroll Ballard: Producers, Random House, Horse Trainer; Notes, 1977


Box 39 Folder 16 United Artists Press Book of French Release L'Etalon Noir, 1980


Box 39 Folder 17 Draft of Screenplay with Notes; Shooting Schedule, 1977


Box 39 Folder 18 Shells from Sardina Beach Given to Walter Farley by Kelly Reno, 1977 October 11, 1977


Box 39 Folder 19 Black and White Photographs from Film, 1977 November 29, 1977


Box 39 Folder 20 Correspondence with Cass Ole's Trainer, ICM, Carroll Ballard, Producers, 1977-1979


Box 39 Folder 21 Reno Family Correspondence; Photographs of Kelly Reno, 1978-1979


Box 39 Folder 22-23 Fan Letters, 1980


Box 39 Folder 24 Arabian Horses Associations--Correspondence, 1980


Box 39 Folder 25 French Premiere--Correspondence; Itinerary; Notes, 1980


Box 39 Folder 26 Venice, Florida Premiere--Correspondence; Press Announcements of Premiere and Proclamation of Walter Farley Night; Notes, 1980 June, 1980


Box 39 Folder 27 Greenville, S.C. Premiere--Correspondence; Honorary Certificates Notes, 1980 March, 1980


Box 39 Folder 28 Toronto Horse Races--Correspondence; Newspaper Clippings; Notes, 1980


Box 39 Folder 29 Correspondence Regarding Film Merchandising, Profit Statements and Black Stallion Picture Book; ICM; Producers; Gene Shalit; Glenn Close; Notes, 1980


Box 39 Folder 30 Copy of Film along with Statement of Film Rights, Film Profit Statements, Purchasing Rights to Third Black Stallion Book; Card from Carroll Ballard, 1981


Box 39 Folder 31 United Artists The Black Stallion Souvenir Movie Program, 1980


Box 39 Folder 32 Printed Film Stills, 1980



Box 40 Folder 1-2 Advertising and Promotional Ideas, 1969-1973


Box 40 Folder 9 Copy of Equus Magazine with Article "The Black Stallion: Behind the Scenes of the New Movie," 1980 April, 1980


Box 40 Folder 10 Correspondence with Horse Trainers and Friends, 1980-1981


Box 40 Folder 11 Correspondence Regarding Merchandising and Licensing; Bumper Stickers; Newspaper Clippings, 1981-1984


Box 40 Folder 12 Photocopies of Newspaper Clippings, 1982-1984


Box 40 Folder 13 Correspondence with Carmine Coppola; Caleb Deschanel; Program from Lincoln Center; Ticket Stub, 1984-1986


Box 40 Folder 14 8"x 10" Black and White Movie Stills, 1983


Box 40 Folder 15 Correspondence Regarding TV Ratings; Advertisements, 1986


Box 40 Folder 16 Black and White Movie Stills; Magazine Prints of The Black Stallion and L'Etalon Noir, undated


Box 40 Folder 17 Copy of The Arabian Script Magazine Featuring Photographs from the Movie, 1980 March, 1980


Box 40 Folder 18 Magazine and Newspaper Clippings Featuring the Movie, 1977-1981


Box 40 Folder 19 Magazine and Newspaper Clippings Regarding Book; Movie; the Movie Business, 1956-1983



Box 34 Folder 14 Material from Family of Caleb Deschanel, Director of Photography for The Black Stallion; Flip Book of "Zooey Claire Deschanel Jan 17 1980" Pictured with Emily Deschanel on Cover, Card from Mary Jo Deschanel, 1980 August, 1980


Box 34 Folder 15 Photographs of The Guild 50th Street Theatre with The Black Stallion on Marquee, Article on The Black Stallion Film fromThe New York Post, 1980 July, 1980

Series III: General, 1993

This series contains a wide variety of materials and relates to both Farley's career and his personal life. There is a large amount of correspondence between Farley and publishers, fans, and friends. There are also research notes, contract information, occasional pages from drafts, files on racehorses, publicity materials, among others. Some files include photographs.



Box 48 Folder 2 Travel Notes, South America, 1941


Box 48 Folder 4 Two Journals Regarding South America, 1941 and 1946, 1941, 1946


Box 48 Folder 5 Drafts of Short Stories, 1947-1949


Box 48 Folder 6 Draft of Biographical Sketch, 1967


Box 48 Folder 8 The Black Stallion and The Black Stallion Returns--Reviews, 1981-1983


Box 48 Folder 9 The Black Stallion Manuscript Excerpts for School Books, undated


Box 48 Folder 10 Photocopied Notes from Walter Farley's Desk, undated


Box 48 Folder 12 The Black Stallion Club Bookmarks and Buttons, undated


Box 48 Folder 13-17 Correspondence--Random House and Others, 1959-1966


Box 48 Folder 18 Correspondence--Regarding Agents, 1966-1967


Box 48 Folder 19 Correspondence--Fan Letters, 1960-1964


Box 48 Folder 20 Christmas Card with Sketch from Angie Draper, 1965


Box 48 Folder 21 Correspondence Regarding The Black Stallion Entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1965-1966


Box 48 Folder 25 Two Unpublished Short Stories, 1940


Box 48 Folder 28-29 Press Clippings, 1954-1964


Box 48 Folder 31 Two Magazines: L'Europeo and Saddle and Bridle Featuring Walter Farley, 1980 and 1987, 1980, 1987


Box 48 Folder 32 Copy of Mercerberg with Photograph of Walter Farley, 1985


Box 48 Folder 33 Photocopied Walter Farley Entry from Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 22, 1900-1960 1983, 1900-1960, 1983


Box 48 Folder 34 Press Clippings, 1983-1987


Box 48 Folder 36 The Trumpet Club School Book Club Catalog featuring The Black Stallion, 1987


Box 48 Folder 37 Correspondence and Photographs of a Black Stallion, 1984


Box 48 Folder 38 Correspondence with Fans and Friends, 1987-1988



Box 28 Folder 1 Fan Letters, Handicapped Riders, Copy of the Arabian Newspaper, 1988


Box 28 Folder 2 Fan Letters, Personal, and Mortgage, 1963 April, 1970 January-1971 November, 1963, April, 1970


Box 28 Folder 3 Personal Correspondence, 1972 January-1976 April, 1972


Box 28 Folder 4-5 Personal Correspondence, Random House, Ingersoll and Brennan Powers, Kaplan, and Berger, 1952 September; 1956 March-1961 December, 1952, 1956


Al Marah Little Luzon (Horse)


Box 28 Folder 6-7 Correspondence with Stanley White, Bernard Levy, 1970 November-1973 May, 1970


Box 28 Folder 8 Correspondence with Stanley White, Bernard Levy, and Others, 1969 April-1973 February, 1969


Box 28 Folder 9 Correspondence with Stanley White and Other Individuals, Photographs, Negatives, 1969 November-1972 January, 1969


Box 28 Folder 10 Correspondence with Stanley White, Bernard Levy, Bazy Tankersley, and Other Individuals, Horse Shows, News Clippings, Notes, 1968 September-1972 January, 1968


Box 28 Folder 11 Photographs and Notes, 1969-1972


Box 28 Folder 12 Photographs and Negatives of Luzon and [Kathy Kusner?], 1969


Box 28 Folder 13 Photographs at Circus Hall of Fame, 1969


Box 28 Folder 14 Photographs and Negatives of Walter Farley and Luzon, 1968-1969


Box 28 Folder 15 Photographs and Negatives of Heyer's--Starting, 1968 November, 1968


Box 28 Folder 16 Photographs and Negatives, 1968


Box 28 Folder 17 Photographs and Negatives of Luzon at Bill Oscar's, 1969


Al Marah Athena 'Tena' and Al Marah Joy (Horses)


Box 28 Folder 18 Correspondence with Bazy Tankersley, Arabian Horse Club Registry of America, and Others, 1969 February-1972 April, 1969


Box 28 Folder 19 Correspondence with Bazy Tankersley, Arabian Horse Owners Foundation, and Others, Photographs, 1969 March-1975 April, 1969


Box 28 Folder 20 Correspondence, Notes on Breeding, Breeding Certificate, Freeze Marking Identification Program, 1972 November-1974 June, 1972



Box 29 Folder 1-3 Ingersoll and Brennan, Gertrude Algase, Random House Regarding Foreign Publications, Television and Movie Inquiries, Abridged Version The Big Black Horse, Contracts, Map for Galleys, 1957


Box 29 Folder 4-5 Ingersoll and Brennan, Powers, Kaplan, and Berger Regarding Contracts, Foreign Publications, 1948-1954


Box 29 Folder 6-7 Random House, Ingersoll and Brennan, Regarding Illustrations, Advertising and Promotions, Miscellaneous, 1945 February-1958 July, 1964 August, 1945, July, 1964


Box 29 Folder 8 Personal Miscellaneous--Poem, Wyndcroft School, Arabian Horse Breeders, 1945 December-1953 October, 1945


Box 29 Folder 9-10 George Gross of Powers, Kaplan, and Berger, Ingersoll and Brennan and Others, Random House Contracts, Will, 1947 December-1957 March, 1947


Box 29 Folder 11-12 Random House, George Gross Bazy Tankersley, Schools, Libraries, Book Stores, In-Laws, and Other Individuals and Organizations Regarding Book Fair Trips, Invitations, Research, Magazines and Miscellaneous; Notes, Clippings, Copies of Young Wings, 1941-1966


Box 29 Folder 13 Sales Figures and Personal Notes, 1940-1956


Box 29 Folder 14 Black and White Photographs of Bull Fighters, 1941



Box 30 Folder 1 Ingersoll and Brennan Beginner Books/Random House, Powers, Kaplan, and Berger, regarding Little Black, A Pony, Little Black Goes to the Circus, Little Black Races, Poem "Me Too," 1959 November-1963 August, 1959


Box 30 Folder 2 Television Inquiries, 1962 January-1964 September, 1962


Box 30 Folder 3 Ingersoll and Brennan, Powers, Kaplan, and Berger, Random House Regarding Man O' War, 1961 January-1962 August, 1961


Box 30 Folder 4 Big Black Horse, Little Black, A Pony, Little Black Goes to the Circus, Little Black Races with Ingersoll and Brennan, Beginner Books/Random House, Powers, Kaplan, and Berger, Including Sketch by Jim Schucker, 1959 November-1963 September, 1968 February, 1959, September, 1968


Box 30 Folder 5 Rosemary Patch, Pam Patch, Bonfire, and Fire Patch (Horses), Regarding Races and Registration Papers, 1953 April, 1968 August-1970 October, 1953, April, 1968


Box 30 Folder 6 Random House, Fan Letter, Kathy Kusner, and Other Individuals and Organizations, Regarding The Little Black Pony Races, The Black Stallion's Ghost, Death of Pam Farley, Personal Miscellaneous, 1968 September-1969 November, 1968


Box 30 Folder 7 Ingersoll and Brennan and Random House Regarding Little Black Goes to the Circus, 1961 March-1963 May, 1961


Box 30 Folder 9 Sales Figures--Miscellaneous, 1944 January-1955, 1944



Box 31 Folder 1 Regarding Illness and Sketches by Angie Draper, 1987 November-December, 1987


Box 31 Folder 2 Random House Regarding Edits and Illustrations, Sketches for Paperback Editions, 1979 March-December, 1979


Box 31 Folder 3 Random House Regarding Edits and Illustrations for Paperback Editions, Including Cover Art for The Black Stallion and the Girl, 1977 April-1980 February, 1977


Box 31 Folder 4 Random House Regarding Paperback Editions, Royalties and Contracts, 1977 February-1980 September, 1977


Box 31 Folder 5 Random House Regarding Paperback Editions, Royalties and Contracts, Sales Figures, Notes, 1977 March-April, 1977


Box 31 Folder 6 Random House Regarding Paperback Editions, Royalties and Contracts, Sales Figures, Notes, Phyllis Jackson Obituary, 1976 May-1977 March, 1976


Box 31 Folder 7 International Creative Management, Random House Regarding Paperback Editions, The Black Stallion Film with Book Tie-ins, How to Stay Out of Trouble With Your Horse, Man O' War, 1977 March-1981 December, 1977


Box 31 Folder 8 Random House, International Creative Management Regarding Reading Kits, 1977 December-1980 March, 1977


Box 31 Folder 9 Random House Regarding Rights to Book Tie-in for Film Manuscript, "Cass Ole"--Horse that Played the Black. Copy of The Black Stallion Gift Edition Cover Art, 1981 February--1982 February, 1981


Box 31 Folder 10 Bantam Books, Random House, International Creative Management, Regarding Man O' War Including Color Proof for Jacket, 1978 January-March, 1978


Box 31 Folder 11 International Creative Management and Other Individuals and Organizations Regarding Permissions 1983 October-1987 April, 1983


Box 31 Folder 13 Random House, Doubleday, International Creative Management Regarding Reversion of Rights, 1969 August-1987 February, 1969


Box 31 Folder 14 Glenn Close and Others, Notes, 1981 January-March, 1981


Box 31 Folder 15 Random House Regarding Death of Louise Bonino, Advertising, Film Manuscript Rights to The Great Dane Thor, 1984 September-October, 1984


Box 31 Folder 16 Random House Regarding Man O' War, Form Fan Letter, 1982 February-1984 January, 1982


Box 31 Folder 17 Random House, International Creative Management, Warner Brothers Regarding Advertisements for The Escape Artist, 1982 May-August, 1982


Box 31 Folder 18 Random House, International Creative Management Regarding Author's Foreword for The Black Stallion's Filly, Man O' War Cover Art, The Black Stallion Legend, Comic Strips, Form Fan Letter, 1983 January-December, 1983


Box 31 Folder 19 International Creative Management, Random House, Regarding Reversion of Rights, Copyright and Copyright Renewals 1982 March-1984 November, 1982


Box 31 Folder 20 Miscellaneous, Book Catalogs, News Clippings, 1988 March-1992 Spring, 1988


Box 31 Folder 21 Fan Mail, 1988 June-1989 November, 1988


Box 31 Folder 22 Miscellaneous, Notes, Articles, Regarding Dressage, Races, Seattle Slew (Horse), Horse Art, 1977 June-1988 Winter, 1977


Box 31 Folder 23 Ray Stark, Random House, International Creative Management, and Others Regarding Film Negotiations for Various Books, Film Merchandising Clause, Black Stallion Computer Software, Misc., 1981 June-1985 September, 1981


Box 31 Folder 24 Random House, International Creative Management, Beginner Book M.S., Reviews, 1983 February-1985 June, 1983


Box 31 Folder 25 Paperback Book Reviews, 1978 March-June, 1978


Box 31 Folder 26 Treatment and Notes for Story About Girl, Old Man, and Elephant, 1981


Box 31 Folder 29 Articles on "Arabian Nights" Attraction, Trainers Recreating Scenes from The Black Stallion, 1988 January-March, 1988


Box 31 Folder 30 Publications, Horse Care Manuals, Research for Book Ideas, 1988 February-1990 April, 1988



Box 32 Folder 1 Scrapbook--"A Little History to Make Chuck Grant Shine a Bit," Letter from Bevie Smith, 1988 January-May, 1988


Box 32 Folder 2-13 Fan Mail, Including Photographs, 1988-1989


Box 32 Folder 14 Miscellaneous Solicitations from Organizations, 1988-1989



Box 34 Folder 10-12 Articles, Advertisements, and Publicity--General Walter Farley/Black Stallion, 1978 March-1981 March, 1978


Box 34 Folder 13 Articles and Correspondence Regarding The Black Stallion Film, "Cass Ole," Photographs of Film Still and Walter Farley on "Al-Marah Little Luzon," 1971 February-1978 November, 1971



Box 37 Folder 1 Stanley F. Dancer Regarding Bonfire, 1952


Box 37 Folder 2 Newspaper Clippings; Correspondence About Bonfire; Yonkers Raceway Programs; The Harness Horse, 1952-1953


Box 37 Folder 3 Fritz Regarding Queenie and Volo Queen, 1955


Box 37 Folder 4 David Z. Ford; Photographs of Race Horses, 1952-1953


Box 37 Folder 5 Frank Chesbro Regarding Rogue; Photographs of Peter Volo, Long Key and Bonfire, 1953-1955


Box 37 Folder 6 David Z. Ford Regarding Bonfire; Newspaper Clipping About Bonfire; Carlisle Fair Score Books; Receipt for Ford and Farley and Horseman Badge; Receipts Pennsylvania Turnpike and Star Lite Motel and York Interstate Fair Program, 1953


Box 37 Folder 7 Frank Chesbro Regarding Rogue and Oriel, Photograph of Rogue, 1954


Box 37 Folder 8 Frank Chesbro Regarding Rogue, Bonfire and Other Horses, 1955


Box 37 Folder 9 Frank Chesbro Regarding Rogue; Hambletown Stake List of Eligibles, 1955-1958


Box 37 Folder 10 Stanley Dancer, David Z. Ford and Frank Chesbro Regarding Bonfire, Silent Patch, Rogue, Queenie and Others; Photographs of Walter Farley with Carriage Race Horses and Ford Family Photograph, 1953-1958


Box 37 Folder 11 David Z. Ford; Photographs of Carriage Race Horses Patty, Queenie, Bonfire, Bonfire's Colt and Ford Family Photos, 1956-1963


Box 37 Folder 12 Regarding Bonfire and Rogue Eligibility Stakes and Breeding Bonfire, 1957-1959


Box 37 Folder 13 Frank Chesbro Regarding Rogue and Bonfire; Program with Photograph of Vernon Downs Racetrack, 1956-1957


Box 37 Folder 14 The Reading Fair, 1955 August 18, 1955


Box 37 Folder 15 Allentown Fair and The United States Trotting Association, 1955-1956


Box 37 Folder 16 Random House from Louise Bonino; Photographs of Walter Farley, David Z. Ford and Bonfire, 1960


Box 37 Folder 19 The Harness Horse Magazine with Bonfire, 1953 April 29, 1953


Box 37 Folder 20 The Harness Horse Magazine with Rogue; Fair Stakes Programs, 1955-1956


Box 37 Folder 21 General Fair Stakes Programs and Payment Guide, 1953-1955


Box 37 Folder 22 Grand Circuit Races Program; Reading Fair Program and Allentown Stakes, 1955


Box 37 Folder 23 The Ocean Downs Raceway Stakes Featuring Rogue, 1955 May 1, 1955


Box 37 Folder 24 General Racing Programs, 1952-1982


Box 37 Folder 25 Two 105th Anniversary of the Great Frederick Fair Race Programs Featuring Silent Patch, 1967 September 29, 1967


Box 37 Folder 26 Sketches and Address of Kathy R. Stohs, 1978 July 15, 1978



Oversize Box 49 Folder 1 U.S. Trotting Association Eligibility Certificate for Bonfire; Children's Drawings, 1953-1980


Oversize Box 49 Folder 2 Advertisement for The Island Stallion Races, 1955


Oversize Box 49 Folder 3 Illustration for Book Cover of The Black Stallion Challenged, 1964


Oversize Box 49 Folder 6 Text for The Black Stallion Beginner Book; New York Film Festival Retrospective; Drawing of Map for The Black Stallion Legend; Correspondence--Random House, 1982-1985


Oversize Box 49 Folder 4 Prints for The Black Stallion; Cover of The Black Stallion Picture Book; Prints for The Black Stallion Movie, 1979


Oversize Box 49 Folder 2 Press Clipping, 1971


Oversize Box 49 Folder 1 Advertisement, 1964


Oversize Box 49 Folder 2 Plans for Exhibit at Venice Library, undated



Box 38 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1982-1984


Box 38 Folder 2-7 Fan Letters, 1991


Box 38 Folder 8-12 Fan Letters, 1991-1992


Box 38 Folder 13 Fan Letters Includes One in French and One from the Netherlands, 1991-1992


Box 38 Folder 14 Fan Letters, 1992


Box 38 Folder 15 Fan Letters Includes Letter from Who's Who in America,1992


Box 38 Folder 16-17 Fan Letters, 1992-1993


Box 38 Folder 18 Fan Letters Written to Walter and Steven Farley; Includes Letter from Random House, 1992-1993



Box 40 Folder 3 Fans and Horse Trainers; Letter from Little Brown; Notes, 1973


Box 40 Folder 4-7 Regarding Horses and Showing; Fan Letters; Photographs of Horses, 1972-1977


Box 40 Folder 8 Contract with Ashley Famous Agency, 1967-1974



Box 41 Folder 5 Taxes, 1970


Box 41 Folder 6 Merchandising and Licensing; Photographs of Horse Figurine, 1961-1974


Box 41 Folder 7 Columbia University Regarding Appraisal and Acquisition of Collection, 1963-1972


Box 41 Folder 9 Mailing Envelope with Handwritten Notes, 1953


Box 41 Folder 11 Reviews; Publicity, 1965-1974


Box 41 Folder 12 Fan Mail Ideas, 1969-1971


Box 41 Folder 13 Sales Abroad, 1969


Box 41 Folder 14 Random House; Fan Letters, 1975-1979


Box 41 Folder 15 Advertising Ideas; School Promotions--Correspondence form Random House, 1965-1966


Box 41 Folder 16 Proposals and Publicity, 1965-1966


Box 41 Folder 17 Allan B. Ecker, 1947-1969


Box 41 Folder 18 Screen Gems and Others, 1960-1964


Box 41 Folder 19 The Black Stallion Series Publishing Contracts; Notes, 1964-1965


Box 41 Folder 20 Regarding a TV Show with a Similar Storyline to The Black Stallion, 1964


Box 41 Folder 21 Phyllis Jackson, Ashley Famous Agency, 1959-1971


Box 41 Folder 22-23 Development of a TV Series Based on The Black Stallion; Research; Notes, 1964-1966


Box 41 Folder 24 TV Storyline; Research; Notes, 1961-1969


Box 41 Folder 25 Research TV; Notes, 1964-1969


Box 41 Folder 26 Research TV; Letter to Mike Nichols; Notes, 1969-1973


Box 41 Folder 27 Random House, 1968


Box 41 Folder 28 Ingersoll and Brennan, 1965-1975


Box 41 Folder 29 Toy Merchandising, 1973-1975


Box 41 Folder 30 Random House and Others Regarding Permissions Granted, 1973-1980



Box 42 Folder 1-5 Chuck Grant and Mari Zdunic, 1983-1987


Box 42 Folder 6 Jan de Hartog, 1967-1989


Box 42 Folder 7 Regarding Horses; Al-Marah Joy, 1976-1981


Box 42 Folder 8 Paula Turner, 1985


Box 42 Folder 9 Josephine Lutz, 1984


Box 42 Folder 10 Jennings Public Relations, 1985


Box 42 Folder 11 Glenn Close, 1984 September 20, 1984


Box 42 Folder 12 Dorita Konyot, 1983-1984


Box 42 Folder 13 Regarding Horses, 1984-1985


Box 42 Folder 14 Captain Bill Heyer; Photographs, 1951-1979


Box 42 Folder 15 Conrad Ritcher, 1959-1978


Box 42 Folder 16 Family, 1951-1986


Box 42 Folder 18 J. Leighton 'Count' Cornwell, 1982


Box 42 Folder 20 Horse: Tena; Photographs and Correspondence, 1960-1986


Box 42 Folder 21 Hershey the Cat--Papers; Photograph, 1985


Box 42 Folder 22 Paper for Horse: Volo Queen, 1947-1959


Box 42 Folder 23 Notes on Horse Training, undated


Box 42 Folder 24 Forwards for Books of Other Authors, 1983-1987


Box 42 Folder 25 Notes from Random House Sales Meeting, 1977


Box 42 Folder 26-27 Research and Notes for Speeches, 1964-1979


Box 42 Folder 28-29 Speeches; Research; Notes, 1957-1978


Box 42 Folder 30 Research for Speeches, Newspaper Clippings, 1960-1983


Box 42 Folder 31 Newspaper Clippings: Early Reviews, 1945-1961


Box 42 Folder 32 Stallion Series Book Covers, undated



Box 43 Folder 2 Paperback Power--Publisher's Brochure, 1992


Box 43 Folder 3 Research for Speeches--Newspaper Clippings, undated


Box 43 Folder 20 Sandra Stevenson; Photographs, undated


Box 43 Folder 21 Jacqueline Dacre; Manuscript, 1989


Box 43 Folder 22 Chuck Grant, 1989


Box 43 Folder 23 Beverly Smith; Framed Photograph, 1989


Box 43 Folder 24 Knopf, undated


Box 43 Folder 25 Fan Mail, 1989-1993


Box 43 Folder 26 Fan Mail, 1989


Box 43 Folder 27 Family; Photographs, 1989



Box 44 Folder 1 Kelly Reno--Wedding Photographs and Birth Announcement, 1986


Box 44 Folder 2 General, undated


Box 44 Folder 3 Medical Information Including Instructions on Therapeutic Riding Lessons, 1988


Box 44 Folder 4 Family, 1989


Box 44 Folder 5-7 Beverly Smith, Includes Photographs of Mari Zdunic and Chuck Grant, 1988-1989


Box 44 Folder 8-10 Chuck Grant and Mary Zdunic, 1988-1989


Box 44 Folder 11 Paul Levine, undated


Box 44 Folder 12 Clipping--Angie Draper, 1989


Box 44 Folder 13-17 Friends and Fans, Includes Photographs, 1988-1989


Box 44 Folder 18 Fan Mail, 1988-1990


Box 44 Folder 19 Fan Artwork--Horse Photograph on Wood, 1988


Box 44 Folder 20-21 Schools, 1988-1989


Box 44 Folder 22 Student Writing Inspired by The Black Stallion, 1989-1993


Box 44 Folder 23-25 Fan Mail, Includes Photographs, 1987-1989


Box 44 Folder 26-27 Condolences to Farley Family, 1989


Box 44 Folder 28-29 General, 1988-1989


Box 44 Folder 30 Clipping About Walter Farley, 1973 May 10, 1973


Box 44 Folder 31 England Trip, 1973


Box 44 Folder 32 Theft at Pennsylvania Farmhouse, Includes Photographs, 1971-1972



Box 45 Folder 1 Sail Boat Designs--Research, 1970


Box 45 Folder 2 Sail Boat Records--1969-1973


Box 45 Folder 3-9 Drugs, Pamphlets, Clippings, Notes--Research, 1969-1971


Box 45 Folder 10-11 Older Generation Verses Younger--Research, 1969-1970


Box 45 Folder 12 U.S. General Attitudes--Research, 1970-1971


Box 45 Folder 13 Clippings and Notes Regarding Abuse of Horses, 1969


Box 45 Folder 14 Florida Zoning Laws--Clippings, 1969


Box 45 Folder 15 Juvenile Home Library, 1969-1971


Box 45 Folder 16 Florida City Council--Clippings, 1966


Box 45 Folder 17 Venice, Florida Teen Center, 1970


Box 45 Folder 18 Venice, Florida Stop and Frisk Ordinance, 1970


Box 45 Folder 19 Venice Gondolier Regarding Juvenile Beach Curfew, 1972


Box 45 Folder 20 Letter to President Nixon Regarding ABM, 1969-1973


Box 45 Folder 21 Regarding Air Pollution and Conservation in Venice Florida, 1969-1970


Box 45 Folder 22 Florida Universities--Correspondence, Clippings Regarding Libraries, 1967


Box 45 Folder 23 Muriel Rockwood--Correspondence, 1973 June 23, 1973


Box 45 Folder 24 Venice Florida Public Library--Bylaws, Correspondence, Notes, 1967-1968


Box 45 Folder 25 Venice Florida Public Library--Planning, 1962-1963


Box 45 Folder 26 ALA Small Library Standards, Notes from Florida Library Association Meeting, 1968


Box 45 Folder 27-33 Venice Florida Public Library--Correspondence, Reports, Notes, 1967-1972


Box 45 Folder 34 Venice Florida Public Library--Expansion, 1972-1973



Box 46 Folder 1 Venice Public Library, Literary landmark Dedication, 1989


Box 46 Folder 2 Fan Letters, 1988


Box 46 Folder 3 Glenn Close, 1988


Box 46 Folder 4 Rollins College and Others, 1986-1987


Box 46 Folder 5 Random House, 1986-1987


Box 46 Folder 6-7 Regarding Films, 1985-1987


Box 46 Folder 8 International Creative Management, 1986-1987


Box 46 Folder 9 Edaj Leshan and Others Regarding Pam Farley--Condolences, 1968-1969


Box 46 Folder 10 Choslovak Theatrical and Literary Agency, 1947-1949


Box 46 Folder 11 Regarding The Black Stallion Spanish Translation, 1960


Box 46 Folder 12 Regarding The Black Stallion Rights and Commissions, 1947


Box 46 Folder 13 Regarding Anthologies; Draft of The Sea, My Horse and Me, 1958-1963


Box 46 Folder 14-15 Random House, Regarding Advertising, Promotion, and U.S. Sales, 1960-1964


Box 46 Folder 16 Regarding Discount Clauses, 1963


Box 46 Folder 17 Israeli Publishers, 1951


Box 46 Folder 18 Japanese Publishers, 1950-1957


Box 46 Folder 19 Regarding Agreement and Arabic Translation, 1960


Box 46 Folder 20 Regarding Publishing in Indonesia, 1963


Correspondence and Contracts


Box 46 Folder 23 England--Beginner Books, 1962-1964


Box 46 Folder 24 Demark, 1948-1965


Box 46 Folder 25 Norway, 1952-1965


Box 46 Folder 26 Sweden, 1949-1964


Box 46 Folder 27 Holland, 1950-1964


Box 46 Folder 28 England, 1958-1964


Box 46 Folder 29 Finland and Iceland, 1948-1964


Box 46 Folder 30 France, 1949-1965


Box 46 Folder 31 Germany, 1953-1964


Box 46 Folder 32 Italy, 1950-1964


Box 46 Folder 33 Israel, Japan, Disney and Others, 1955-1960


Box 46 Folder 34-35 Correspondence and Figures Regarding Foreign Sales, 1946-1964


Box 46 Folder 36 Lists of Foreign Publishers and Agents, 1961


Box 46 Folder 37 Contracts--Japan, 1957-1958


Box 46 Folder 38 Contracts--Denmark, 1951-1962


Box 46 Folder 39 Contracts--Sweden, 1951-1963


Box 46 Folder 40 Royalties--Denmark, 1949-1964


Box 46 Folder 41 Royalties--England, 1950-1954


Box 46 Folder 42 Reprints of The Black Horse--France, England, Germany and Sweden, 1956-1957



Box 47 Folder 1-2 Swedish Publishers, 1949-1964


Box 47 Folder 3-4 Ingersall and Brennan, 1958-1964


Box 47 Folder 5 Ross and Hope (Lawyers), 1951-1964


Box 47 Folder 6 Random House--Louise Bonino, 1959-1964


Box 47 Folder 7 Yank the Army Newspaper, 1967


Box 47 Folder 8 Handwriting Analysis, 1987


Box 47 Folder 9 Carmine Coppola, 1986


Box 47 Folder 10 Renegotiation with Random House, 1964


Box 47 Folder 11 The Black Stallion Sales Figures, 1963


Publicity



Box 43 Folder 13-14 The Western Horseman Magazine, 1973-1975


Box 43 Folder 15 Arabian Horse World, 1970 August, 1970


Box 43 Folder 16 The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1974 December 15, 1974


Box 43 Folder 17 The New Mainer; Christian Science Monitor, 1970-1971


Box 43 Folder 18 Newsweek Featuring Walter Farley and Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 November 25, 1974


Box 43 Folder 19 Arabian Nights Magazine; Arabian Horse Registry , 1989

Series IV: Contests, 1941-1988

This series relates to contests (usually essay or writing contests) held by Farley, which sometimes offered horses as prizes. Files include correspondence with winners, photographs, contest rules, and clippings.



Oversize Box 6 Folder 1 You Can Write, You Can Win for Your School--Contest Poster, undated



Box 47 Folder 24 Correspondence with Random House and Others, 1951-1952


Box 47 Folder 25 Contest Runner-Ups--Correspondence, 1953


Box 47 Folder 26 Press Clipping for Contest, 1949-1950


Box 47 Folder 27 Contest Winners--Correspondence, Includes Photographs, 1953


Box 47 Folder 28 Correspondence, Includes Photographs, 1949-1950



Box 41 Folder 1 Contest Ideas, Includes Willy May's Trading Card, 1965-1970


Box 41 Folder 2 Contest Ideas, 1960-1965



Oversize Box 49 Folder 2 Contest Layout, undated


Oversize Box 49 Folder 2 Third Contest Layout, 1957



Box 41 Folder 8 Contest Information; Correspondence, 1952-1953


Box 41 Folder 10 Contest Ideas, 1965-1969



Box 42 Folder 17 Random House Regarding Contests, 1956-1958


Box 42 Folder 33 Contest Posters, 1958



Box 43 Folder 1 Press Release; Lists of Schools--Contests, 1958

Series V: Photographs and Negatives, 1961-1969

This series contains photographs and negatives of Walter Farley, horses, and dogs. More photographs can also be found throughout the collection and have been identified in the contents list.



Box 30 Folder 19 Walter Farley with Horses, "Carrier Back" (Horse), Winner of 1961 Kentucky Derby, Anniversary and Birthday Cards, Miscellaneous News Clippings, Pray Card for John F. Kennedy, 1961-1969 May, 1961, 1961-1969


Box 30 Folder 20 Walter Farley and Horses, Walter Farley and Unknown, Capt. Bill Heyer, undated


Box 30 Folder 21 Walter Farley with Horse and Great Dane, Sailing "To Be Used for Book Jackets, Fan Mails, etc.," 1963 January, 1963


Box 30 Folder 22 Walter Farley and Horse, 1966 December, 1966


Box 30 Folder 23 Walter Farley with Horse and Great Dane, 1963 January, 1963



Box 48 Folder 1 Photographs of Walter Farley and Bonfire and Walter Farley, Athena and Shadow, Includes Negatives, 1961


Box 48 Folder 3 Photographs of Walter Farley and South American Bullfighters, 1941


Box 48 Folder 35 Photographs of Walter Farley, 1980



Box 28 Folder 21-24 Photographs and Negatives of Tena's Foal (Colt), 1974 March-April, 1974


Box 28 Folder 25 Photographs--Unknown, undated


Box 28 Folder 26 Photographs--Unknown/Walter Farley, 1969 June, 1969



Box 37 Folder 17 Photographs of Carriage Race Horses, Rogue, Patty and Bonfire, 1947-1955


Box 37 Folder 18 Photographs of Carriage Race Horses, Bonfire and Walter Farley, 1953-1954