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Herman Wouk papers, 1915-2003, bulk 1940-1960

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Series I: Correspondence

Series I holds letters sent between Wouk and his colleagues at Columbia University, admiring fans, personal friends, publishing houses and journals, and family members. The bulk of the correspondence consists of complimentary letters sent to Wouk in regards to his book Marjorie Morningstar, although there are also some references to The Caine Mutiny. Condolence letters for the death of his son, personal correspondence, and letters from Jewish institutions are found here. This series is arranged alphabetically by the individual's last name or the name of the institution. Note that there are considerable gaps in this series: the letters are primarily from the 1940s through the late 1950s with some dating from the late 1990s.



Box 1 Folder 1 A, 1935-1950


Box 1 Folder 2 B, 1941-1999


Box 1 Folder 3 C, 1941-1969


Box 1 Folder 4 D, 1940-1999


Box 1 Folder 5 E, 1934-2000


Box 1 Folder 6 F, 1939-1999


Box 1 Folder 7 G, 1939-1998


Box 1 Folder 8 H, 1939-2000


Box 1 Folder 9 I through K, 1941-1999



Box 2 Folder 1 L, 1940-1999


Box 2 Folder 2 M, 1941-1999


Box 2 Folder 3 N through P, 1939-2000


Box 2 Folder 4 Q through R, 1939-2000


Box 2 Folder 5 S, 1939-1999


Box 2 Folder 6 T through W, 1940-1999


Box 2 Folder 7 Wouk, Abraham, 1937-1941


Box 2 Folder 8 Wouk, Alice, 1948-1951


Box 2 Folder 9 Wouk, Arthur, undated, 1942, undated, 1942



Box 3 Folder 1 to 3 Wouk, Esther Levine, 1937-1955, (3 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 4 Wouk, Herman, undated, 1938-1999, undated, 1938-1999


Box 3 Folder 5 Wouk, Joy, 1942-1955


Box 3 Folder 6 to 7 Wouk, Victor, 1937-1999, (2 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 8 Y through Z, 1942-1999


Box 3 Folder 9 Unidentified, undated, 1937, 1951-1983, undated, 1937, 1951-1983


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Box 4 Folder 1 A through B, 1937-1955

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Box 4 Folder 2 C through E, 1941-1953

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Box 4 Folder 3 F through H, 1941-1954

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Box 4 Folder 4 I through Ma, 1940-1953

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Box 4 Folder 5 Mc through Q, 1948-1954

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Box 5 Folder 1 S, 1941-1957

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Box 5 Folder 2 T through Y, 1941-1955

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Box 5 Folder 3 Unidentified, 1947-1951

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Series II: Writings

This is the largest series in the collection and holds Wouk's writings. The series has been divided into two subseries, one that consists of articles and books and one for plays. Both subseries contain the text itself in numerous draft forms, research material, publicity and reviews, and working notes. In most cases, there are multiple drafts documenting Wouk's creative process. These drafts illustrate the progression from preliminary notes to a final piece.


Subseries II.1: Articles and Books, 1943-1999

The bulk of Subseries 1 are manuscripts of books. Titles held in this subseries includeThe Caine Mutiny, Aurora Dawn, City Boy, Marjorie Morningstar, This Is My God, Youngblood Hawke, Aurora Dawn, The Caine Mutiny, andThe Will to Go On. These texts mainly span Wouk's early literary career, althoughThe Glorywas published in the middle 1990s. The manuscripts exist in multiple draft versions that are often both handwritten and typed with extensive rewrites and notes by Wouk. These notes range from the purely theoretical to the comic and illustrate how Wouk crafted his longer writings and the ways in which he molded his ideas. There are also several articles that Wouk wrote for a variety of journals. Article topics range from complimentary pieces about other writers that Wouk respected, portraits of geographical locations, and issues relevant to the American Jewish community.


Articles



Box 5 Folder 4 1965 Inaugural Concert, 1965 January 19, 1965, 1965 January 19


Box 5 Folder 5 Academic, 1934, 1972, 1934, 1972


Box 5 Folder 6 "A Farewell to C.P. Snow,", 1980 August


Box 5 Folder 7 " A Portrait of Fire Island,", 1960


Box 5 Folder 8 "Self-Respect and Self-Knowledge,", 1964 March


Box 5 Folder 9 "A Writer's Writer: Calder Willingham,", 1968 November


Aurora Dawn


Box 5 Folder 10 Edits, 1943-1947

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First Draft


Box 5 Folder 11 Early Version, 1943 November

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Box 5 Folder 12 Chapters 1 through 8, 1947

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Box 5 Folder 13 Chapters 9 through 16, 1947

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Box 6 Folder 1 Chapters 17 through 26, 1947

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Box 6 Folder 2 Epilogue and Ending Chapters, 1946-1947

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Box 6 Folder 3 to 4 Printer's Copy, 1947, (2 Folders)

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Box 6 Folder 5 to 6 Typescript, 1947, (2 Folders)

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Box 6 Folder 7 Unknown Draft with Character Descriptions, 1945

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The Caine Mutiny



Box 7 Folder 1 Classroom Materials, 1951



Mapcase 14-L-2 Classroom Materials (Oversized), 1978



Box 7 Folder 2 Clippings, 1969, 1995, 1969, 1995


Edits


Box 7 Folder 3 General, 1950


Box 7 Folder 4 Part 4, 1947


Box 7 Folder 5 Part 5, 1947


Box 7 Folder 6 Parts 5 and 6, 1947-1950


Box 7 Folder 7 Part 6, 1950


Box 7 Folder 8 Part 7, 1950


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First Draft



Box 8 Folder 1 Part 1, [1950]


Box 8 Folder 2 Part 2, [1950]


Box 8 Folder 3 to 4 Part 3, [1950], (2 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 5 Part 4, [1950]


Box 8 Folder 6 Part 5, [1950]


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First Draft



Box 9 Folder 1 to 2 Part 5, [1950], (2 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 3 to 4 Part 6, [1950], (2 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 6 to 7 Part 7, [1950], (2 Folders)


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Box 10 Folder 1 Notes--General, 1947-1950


Box 10 Folder 2 Notes--Final Revision, 1950 November


Box 10 Folder 3 Promotional Materials, 1951-1952


Box 10 Folder 4 Publicity and Sales, 1947-1952


Box 10 Folder 14 Publicity and Sales (Oversized), 1955


Box 10 Folder 5 Screenplay--First Draft, 1951 November


Box 10 Folder 6 Screenplay--Second Draft, 1951 December


Box 10 Folder 7 Television Script, 1955 November


Typescript


First Draft


Box 10 Folder 8 Chapters 1 through 5, 1950 November


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Box 11 Folder 1 Chapters 6 through 12, 1950 November


Box 11 Folder 2 Chapter 13 through the End, 1950 November


Second Draft


Box 11 Folder 3 Chapters 1 through 9, 1950


Box 11 Folder 4 Chapters 10 through 20, 1950


Box 11 Folder 5 Chapters 21 through 33, 1950


Box 11 Folder 6 Chapters 34 through 43, 1950


Box 11 Folder 7 Chapters 44 through 46, 1950


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City Boy



Box 12 Folder 1 Edits, 1947


First Draft


Box 12 Folder 2 Chapters 1 through 7, 1947


Box 12 Folder 3 Chapters 8 through 13, 1947


Box 12 Folder 4 Chapters 14 through 19, 1947


Box 12 Folder 5 Chapters 20 through 25, 1947



Box 13 Folder 1 Chapters 26 through 28, 1947

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Box 13 Folder 2 Screenplay The Romantic Age , 1950 August

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Box 13 Folder 3 Typescript--Chapters 1 through 16, 1947 September

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Box 13 Folder 4 Typescript--Chapters 17 through 27, 1947 September

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Don't Stop the Carnival


Box 13 Folder 5 to 6 Edits, 1960s, (2 Folders)



Box 14 Folder 1 Edits, 1960s


Box 14 Folder 2 to 3 Final Draft, 1965, (2 Folders)


First Draft


Box 14 Folder 4 Chapters 1 through 3, 1965


Box 14 Folder 5 Chapter 4, 1965



Box 15 Folder 1 Chapter 5, 1965


Box 15 Folder 2 Chapters 6 and 7, 1965


Box 15 Folder 3 Chapters 8 through 11, 1965


Box 15 Folder 4 Chapters 12 through 15, 1965


Box 15 Folder 5 Chapters 16 through 18, 1965



Box 16 Folder 1 Final Version, 1965


Paperman


Box 16 Folder 2 Draft, [196-]


Box 16 Folder 3 Revision Journal, 1964


Box 16 Folder 4 Working Journal, 1967


The Glory


Box 16 Folder 5 Chapters 1 through 9, 1994



Box 17 Folder 1 Chapters 10 through 17, 1994


Box 17 Folder 2 Chapters 18 through 24, 1994


Box 17 Folder 3 Chapters 25 through 33, 1994


Box 17 Folder 4 Chapters 34 through Epilogue, 1994


Marjorie Morningstar


Edits


Box 17 Folder 5 General, 1954



Box 18 Folder 1 to 5 General, 1954, (5 Folders)


Box 18 Folder 6 Part 1, 1954



Box 19 Folder 1 to 2 Part 3, 1954, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 3 to 4 Part 4, 1954, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 5 Second Round, 1954



Box 20 Folder 1 Second Round, 1954


Box 20 Folder 2 Fact Check List, 1954


Final Draft


Box 20 Folder 3 Chapters 1 through 11, 1954


Box 20 Folder 4 Chapters 12 through 20, 1954


Box 20 Folder 5 Chapters 21 through 31, 1954


Box 20 Folder 6 Chapters 32 through 42



Box 21 Folder 1 Chapter 43 through the End, 1954


First Draft


Box 21 Folder 2 Chapters 1 through 6, 1954 December


Box 21 Folder 3 Chapters 7 through 11, 1954 December


Box 21 Folder 4 Chapters 12 through 18, 1954 December


Box 21 Folder 5 Chapters 19 through 26, 1954 December



Box 22 Folder 1 Chapters 27 through 35, 1954 December


Box 22 Folder 2 Chapters 36 through 44, 1954 December


Box 22 Folder 3 Chapters 45 through 52, 1954 December


Box 22 Folder 4 Chapters 53 and 54, 1954 December


Box 22 Folder 5 to 6 A History of Marjorie Morningstar , 1957, (2 Folders)


Box 22 Folder 7 Life Magazine Article, 1955



Box 23 Folder 1 to 2 Notes--General, 1947-1954, (2 Folders)


Box 23 Folder 3 Notes--Revision, 1953-1954


Box 23 Folder 4 Pages for Multigraphing, [1954]


Box 23 Folder 5 Promotional Material, 1955


Box 23 Folder 6 Research, 1954


Box 23 Folder 7 Reviews, 1955



Box 24 Folder 1 to 2 Reviews, 1955, (2 Folders)


Slattery's Hurricane


Box 24 Folder 3 Edits, 1948-1949 [, 1948-1949

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Box 24 Folder 4 Excerpt for American Magazine , 1949 July

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Box 24 Folder 5 to 6 First Draft, 1948, (2 Folders)

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Box 24 Folder 7 Movie Scenario, 1947-1948

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Screenplay


Box 24 Folder 8 to 9 Edits, 1948, (2 Folders)

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Box 25 Folder 1 First Draft, 1948 July

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Box 25 Folder 2 Notes, 1948

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Box 25 Folder 3 Second Draft, 1949 March

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Box 25 Folder 4 to 5 Typescript, 1948 March, (2 Folders)

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This Is My God


Box 25 Folder 6 to 7 Edits, 1958, (2 Folders)



Box 26 Folder 1 to 3 Edits, 1958, (3 Folders)


Box 26 Folder 4 Fact Checklist, 1958


First Draft


Box 26 Folder 5 Chapters Introduction through 12, 1957-1958


Box 26 Folder 6 Chapters 13 through 18, 1957-1958


Box 26 Folder 7 Chapters 19 through 25, 1958



Box 27 Folder 1 Notes, 1958


Box 27 Folder 2 "Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Deluxe Addition,", 1966



Mapcase 14-L-2 Promotional Material (Oversized), 1959



Box 27 Folder 3 Reviews, 1959


Box 27 Folder 4 Second Draft--Part 4, 1958 December


Box 27 Folder 5 to 6 Second Draft--Part 8, 1958 August, (2 Folders)


Typescript


Box 27 Folder 7 to 8 Final Draft, 1959, (2 Folders)



Box 28 Folder 1 First Draft, 1958 March


Inserts


Box 28 Folder 2 Chapters 15 through 20, 1958 November


Box 28 Folder 3 Part 1B, 1958 November


Box 28 Folder 4 Part 5, 1958 November


Box 28 Folder 5 to 6 Third Draft, 1958 December, (2 Folders)


Box 28 Folder 7 War and Remembrance --Press Kit, 1988-1989


The Will to Live On


Box 28 Folder 8 Correspondence, 1995 August-1999 November


Box 28 Folder 9 Edits, 1997



Box 29 Folder 1 to 3 Edits, 1997, (3 Folders)


Box 29 Folder 4 to 5 Final Draft, 1999 December, (2 Folders)


First Draft


Prologue


Box 29 Folder 6 1995 August-1996 April



Box 30 Folder 1 1996 May-1996 June


Box 30 Folder 2 1996 July-1999 June


Box 30 Folder 3 1999 July-August


Chapter 1


Box 30 Folder 4 1995 August-September


Box 30 Folder 5 1996 May


Box 30 Folder 6 1996 May-1997 February



Box 31 Folder 1 1997 May-July


Box 31 Folder 2 1999 July-August


Chapter 2


Box 31 Folder 3 1996 May-June


Box 31 Folder 4 1996 June-August


Box 31 Folder 5 1997 February-1999 July


Box 31 Folder 6 Chapter 3, 1996 July-1999 July


Box 31 Folder 7 Chapter 4, 1996 July-September



Box 32 Folder 1 Chapter 4, 1996 October-1999 July


Chapter 5


Box 32 Folder 2 1996 August-October


Box 32 Folder 3 1996 October-1998 December


Box 32 Folder 4 1999 January-August


Box 32 Folder 5 Chapter 6, 1996 October-November


Box 32 Folder 6 Chapter 6, 1996 November



Box 33 Folder 1 Chapter 6, 1997 February-1999 July


Box 33 Folder 2 Chapter 7, 1996 November


Box 33 Folder 3 Chapter 7, 1996 December-1999 July


Box 33 Folder 4 Chapter 8, 1996 December-1997 July


Box 33 Folder 5 Chapter 8, 1997 August-1999 July



Box 34 Folder 1 Chapter 9, 1997 February-October


Box 34 Folder 2 Chapter 9, 1997 November-1999 July


Box 34 Folder 3 Chapter 10, 1997 October-November


Box 34 Folder 4 Chapter 10, 1997 November-1999 July


Box 34 Folder 5 Chapter 11, 1997 December-1999 July


Box 34 Folder 6 Chapter 12, 1997 December-1998 January



Box 35 Folder 1 Chapter 12, 1998 September-1999 July


Box 35 Folder 2 Chapter 13, 1998 January-1999 July


Box 35 Folder 3 Chapter 14, 1998 February


Box 35 Folder 4 Chapter 14, 1998 March-August


Box 35 Folder 5 Chapter 15, 1998 February-March


Box 35 Folder 6 Chapter 15, 1998 March-1999 August



Box 36 Folder 1 Chapter 16, 1998 March-April


Box 36 Folder 2 Chapter 16, 1998 April-September


Box 36 Folder 3 Chapter 16, 1998 December-1999 July


Box 36 Folder 4 Chapter 17, 1998 May-August


Box 36 Folder 5 Chapter 18, 1998 July


Box 36 Folder 6 Chapter 18, 1998 July-1999 August



Box 37 Folder 1 Chapter 19, 1998 August


Box 37 Folder 2 Chapter 19, 1998 August-1999 July


Box 37 Folder 3 Chapter 20, 1998 August-September


Box 37 Folder 4 Chapter 20, 1998 Septmber-1999 July, 1998


Box 37 Folder 5 Intermezzo, 1998 June-December


Box 37 Folder 6 Back Matter, 1998 November-1999 August


Box 37 Folder 7 Afterword, 1998 November-1999 February


Box 37 Folder 8 Epilogue, 1998 September



Box 38 Folder 1 Reference Group, 1998 October


Research Notes


Box 38 Folder 2 Undated, 1998


Box 38 Folder 3 1999 January-February


Box 38 Folder 4 1999 February-August


Box 38 Folder 5 Berger, David, 1999


Box 38 Folder 6 The Winds of War --Review, 1971 November


Youngblood Hawke


Box 38 Folder 7 Book Jacket Dummy, 1962

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Box 38 Folder 8 to 9 Edits, 1961, (2 Folders)

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Box 39 Folder 1 to 2 Edits, 1961, (2 Folders)


Final Draft


Box 39 Folder 3 Pages 1-180, 1962


Box 39 Folder 4 Pages 181-455, 1962


Box 39 Folder 5 Pages 456-669, 1962


Box 39 Folder 6 Pages 670-942, 1962


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Box 40 Folder 1 Pages 942A-1167, 1962


Box 40 Folder 2 Pages 1168-1356, 1962


First Draft


Box 40 Folder 3 Section 1, [1960]


Box 40 Folder 4 Sections 1 and 2, [1960]


Box 40 Folder 5 Sections 2 and 3, [1960]


Box 40 Folder 6 Section 3, [1960]


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Box 41 Folder 1 Sections 3 and 4, [1960]


Box 41 Folder 2 Sections 4 through 6, [1960], [1960


Box 41 Folder 3 Sections 7 and 8, [1960]


Box 41 Folder 4 Sections 8 and 9, [1960]


Box 41 Folder 5 Sections 10 and 11, [1960]


Box 41 Folder 6 Sections 11 and 12, [1960]


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Box 42 Folder 1 Sections 12 and 13, [1960]


Box 42 Folder 2 Sections 13 and 14, [1960]


Box 42 Folder 3 Sections 14 and 15, [1960]


Box 42 Folder 4 Section 15, [1960]


Box 42 Folder 5 McCall's Article, 1962 March


Box 42 Folder 6 to 7 Notes, 1959-1962, (2 Folders)


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Box 43 Folder 1 Research Material, [1960-1961]


Box 43 Folder 2 Reviews and Publicity, 1962


Box 43 Folder 3 Revision Notes on Typescript, 1961


Box 43 Folder 4 Work Journal, 1950-1961


Subseries II.2: Plays, 1940-1957

Subseries 2 is composed of plays spanning from Wouk's time in the United States Navy all the way through the mid-1950s. Often, the plays would go through several iterations that would include name changes. In these cases, the final name has been retained. The majority of the plays are comedic in nature and is concerned with topics such as human nature, art, relationships between men and women, and contemporary American society. Some of the plays include an unmarked script as well as the director's marked script. Set sketches, drafts of blocking for the actors, printed material, such as playbills and tickets, and background research notes are also held in this subseries. Of interest in this subseries are several radio scripts written during the early 1940s that address the political situation and foreign policy at that time, often in a comedic way.


Box 43 Folder 5 All Mimsy Were the Borogoves , undated


Box 43 Folder 6 Allen's Alley , 1943 April 14


Box 43 Folder 7 Arms Play , 1948 January 20


The Caine Mutiny Court Martial


Box 43 Folder 8 Dramatic Reading Notes, 1953 May


Box 43 Folder 9 Edits, 1954


Box 43 Folder 10 Final Version, 1953


Box 43 Folder 11 First Draft, 1953



Mapcase 14-O-3 Galley, undated



Box 43 Folder 12 Prologue, 1955 November


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Box 44 Folder 1 Revisions (Post-Boston), 1954 January


Script


Box 44 Folder 2 First Draft, 1953 September 14


Box 44 Folder 3 Second Draft, 1953 September 30


Box 44 Folder 4 Third Draft, 1953 October 12


Box 44 Folder 5 Fourth Draft, 1954 January 21


Box 44 Folder 6 Set Designs, 1954


Tour


Box 44 Folder 7 Playbills and Reviews, 1953-1954


Box 44 Folder 8 Revisions, 1953-1954


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Box 45 Folder 1 Revisions, 1953-1954


Box 45 Folder 2 Crisis Over Marjorie , 1940 December


The Curious Impertinent


Box 45 Folder 3 Edits, 1945 June


Box 45 Folder 4 Final Draft, 1945


Box 45 Folder 5 First Draft, 1945


Box 45 Folder 6 The Estimate of the Situation , 1942 September 11


Box 45 Folder 7 Favorite Son (Co-Written with Arnold Auerbach), 1935


Box 45 Folder 8 The Man in the Trench Coat , 1940 December


Box 45 Folder 9 Martin Eden , undated


Box 45 Folder 10 The Meadow Sweet with Hay --First Draft, 1943 March


Box 45 Folder 11 The Meadow Sweet with Hay --Second Draft, 1943 March


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Modern Primitive


First Draft



Box 46 Folder 1 Handwritten, 1949 August


Box 46 Folder 2 Typed, 1949 August


Box 46 Folder 3 Edits, 1949


Box 46 Folder 4 Second Draft--Handwritten, 1949 November


Box 46 Folder 5 Second Draft--Typed, 1949 November


Box 46 Folder 6 Third Draft, 1950 March


Box 46 Folder 7 Third Draft--Edits, 1950 February-March


Fourth Draft


Box 46 Folder 8 Handwritten, 1951 June



Box 47 Folder 1 Typed, 1951 July

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Box 47 Folder 2 Edits, 1951

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Box 47 Folder 3 Rehearsal Script, 1951 December

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Box 47 Folder 4 Rehearsal Script--Edits, 1951

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Box 47 Folder 5 Research Notes, 1949-1951

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Box 47 Folder 6 Moon's Wane , 1940 December

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Box 47 Folder 7 Noah, Columbus, Captain Kidd, and Bleigh, [1944]

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Nature's Way


Box 47 Folder 8 First Draft--Typed, 1956 September


Box 47 Folder 9 First Draft--Handwritten, 1956 October


Box 47 Folder 10 Second Draft, 1956 September



Box 48 Folder 1 Second Draft--Revised, 1957 February


Box 48 Folder 2 Third Draft, 1957 March


Box 48 Folder 3 Third Draft--Revised, 1957 May


Box 48 Folder 4 Fourth Draft, 1957 July


Box 48 Folder 5 Fourth Draft--Revised, 1957 August


Box 48 Folder 6 Final Draft, 1957 September


Box 48 Folder 7 Working Journal, 1956-1957


Box 48 Folder 8 Script Ideas and Notes, undated, 1942

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Radio Script


Box 48 Folder 9 "His Word as a Soldier,", 1940s

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Box 48 Folder 10 Morgan Show, 1946 October-November

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Box 48 Folder 11 "Twilight in Dijon,", 1940s

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There's No Way Across



Box 49 Folder 1 Edits, 1943


Box 49 Folder 2 First Draft, 1943 April


Box 49 Folder 3 Second Draft, 1943 July


Box 49 Folder 4 The Third Guy , 1940s

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Box 49 Folder 5 Three One-Act Plays, 1940 October

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The Traitor

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Box 49 Folder 6 Edits, 1948


Box 49 Folder 7 First Draft--Act I, 1948 November 1


Box 49 Folder 8 First Draft--Act II, 1948 November 1


Box 49 Folder 9 Notes--General, 1947-1949


Box 49 Folder 10 Notes--Revisions, 1948 December


Box 49 Folder 11 Playbills, 1949 March 31


Typescript


Box 49 Folder 12 First Draft, 1948 November 1


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Box 50 Folder 1 Second Draft, 1948


Box 50 Folder 2 Worksheets, 1949 January


U.S. Treasury Department


Box 50 Folder 3 General, 1941


Box 50 Folder 4 Forum on National Defense Savings Bonds, 1941


Box 50 Folder 5 Millions for Defense , 1941 June-July


Box 50 Folder 6 The Way of the World (outline), undated


Subseries II.3: Poems, 1941-1943

This small subseries consists of poems written by Wouk while he was stationed in Hawaii. Like the plays, the subject of these poems is World War II. Wouk brings attention to the faceless individuals from the war, like the Red Cross nurses and various military units, in an effort to personalize a seemingly impersonal experience.


Box 50 Folder 7 "The Ballad of the Leatherneck Corps,", 1940s


Box 50 Folder 8 "Ballade of the Red Cross Nurse,", 1940s


Box 50 Folder 9 "The Ballad of Wake Island,", 1942


Box 50 Folder 10 "Mr. Sparrow Goes to War,", 1943


Box 50 Folder 11 "The Rhyme of the BB-66,", 1941 October 27


Box 50 Folder 12 "The Wreck of the Otis,", undated


Box 50 Folder 13 Various, 1943


Subseries II.4: Short Stories, 1947-1951

Subseries 4 is comprised of short essays on a variety of topics including Judaism, relationships, the military, art and theater, and moral dilemmas. Some of the pieces are portraits of fictional characters and the majority of them seem to have been unpublished. As is the case with Wouk's other writings, these short stories exist in multiple draft form, both handwritten and typed, and contain much annotation and notes from Wouk himself.


Box 50 Folder 14 "Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely,", 1951 February


Box 50 Folder 15 "The Aesthetic Evening of Tom Colwell"--First Draft, 1949


Box 50 Folder 16 "The Aesthetic Evening of Tom Colwell"--Typescript, 1949


Box 50 Folder 17 "Chief Budge and the Bothered Bear,", 1947 June


Box 50 Folder 18 "Frederick the Great,", undated


Box 50 Folder 19 "The Great Silence,", undated


Box 50 Folder 20 "An Invitation to the Dry Bones,", undated


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Box 51 Folder 1 "The Irresistible Force,", undated


"The 'Lomokome' Papers"


Box 51 Folder 2 Edits, 1946-1949


Box 51 Folder 3 First Draft, 1946


Box 51 Folder 4 Typescript, 1946


Box 51 Folder 5 "Make it with Kissing"--Draft and Notes, 1947


Box 51 Folder 6 "Make it with Kissing"--Final Draft, 1947 November


Box 51 Folder 7 "The Murder of Harry Quale,", 1951


Box 51 Folder 8 Plot Ideas and Outlines, undated


Box 51 Folder 9 "The Queerest Business,", undated


Box 51 Folder 10 "The Star,", 1951 January


Box 51 Folder 11 "White Heat,", 1947 July

Series III: Subject Files

Series III contains topical files such as documents relating to Wouk's work on the Adlai Stevenson presidential campaign, speeches, printed material, records from Wouk's time in the United States Navy including coursework, notes, and drawings. There is also a small amount of personal documents in the form of newspaper articles about Wouk, records pertaining to his United States citizenship, and religious documents. Of particular interest are two oversized posters from Israel, one advertising a 1955 performance of The Caine Mutiny " by the Habimah Theatre Troupe and the other a 1967 lecture given by Herman Wouk for the Hebrew Writer's Union entitled "American Jewry and Israel."



Box 51 Folder 12 Adlai Stevenson--Author's Statement, 1952


Box 51 Folder 13 Adlai Stevenson--Presidential Campaign, 1952



Mapcase 14-O-3 Article about Wouk in Vogue , 1953 February 1



Mapcase 14-L-2 Donation Certificates to Shaarei Chessed Gemiluth Chassadim Haklali (Oversized), undated


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Box 52 Folder 1 Judaism, 1941-1947


Box 52 Folder 2 Israel Trip, 1955



Mapcase 14-L-2 Maps (Oversized), 1950, 1961, 1950, 1961



Box 52 Folder 3 Personal, 1915, 1955, 1980, 1995-2003, 1915, 1955, 1980, 1995-2003


Box 52 Folder 4 Printed Material, 1936-1941, 1959-1962, 1936-1941, 1959-1962



Mapcase 14-L-2 Printed Material (Oversized), 1955, 1967, 1955, 1967



Box 52 Folder 5 Radio Program Contract, 1946


Speeches


Box 52 Folder 6 "The American Proposition,", 1952 October


Box 52 Folder 7 The Fall of Eisenhower, 1952


Box 52 Folder 8 Yeshiva University Commencement, 1953 June



Mapcase 14-L-2 Stadium (Townsend Harris High School Paper), 1934 November-December



Box 52 Folder 9 United Jewish Appeal, 1941


Box 52 Folder 10 United States Navy--General, 1942-1945



Box 54 United States Navy--Flag, 1940s



Box 53 Folder 11 Miscellaneous Notes, undated, 1945-1947

Series IV: Photographs

Photographs of Herman Wouk, Victor Wouk, other family members, friends and admirers are held in this series. The bulk of the photographs are in regards to Wouk's writings. Examples are research photographs taken of specific military and geographical locations and production shots from plays and radio broadcasts.



Box 53 Folder 12 Friends and Admirers, 1940s-1959


Box 53 Folder 13 Productions, 1940-1941, 1953, 1940-1941, 1953


Box 53 Folder 1 Slattery's Hurricane (Research), 1944-1948


Box 53 Folder 2 Wouk, Herman--Israel Trip, 1955


Box 53 Folder 3 Wouk, Herman--Portraits, 1944-1953



Mapcase 14-L-2 Wouk, Herman--Portraits (Oversized), undated



Box 53 Folder 4 Wouk, Victor (and Family), 1940-1945

Series V: Audio Visual Material

Series V is composed of audio visual material in a variety of formats. Most of the recordings are of Wouk himself giving lectures, addresses, or reading from his works. Also in this series are an educational filmstrip with accompanying audio cassette soundtrack for The Caine Mutiny classroom materials and recordings of the original soundtracks from the movie version of Marjorie Morningstar and the television production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.


Audio Cassette Tapes



Box 53 The Caine Mutiny Classroom Materials, 1952, (2 tapes)


Box 53 Library of Congress Lecture, 1979 October 29


Box 53 Radio Interview, 1978


Box 53 "Sadness and Hope: Some Thoughts on Modern Warfare,", 1980 April 16


Box 53 Filmstrip for The Caine Mutiny Classroom Materials, 1951



Mapcase 14-L- 2 Record--The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Original Television Soundtrack, 1976



Mapcase 14-L-2 Record--Marjorie Morningstar Original Soundtrack, 1958



Box 53 Reel to Reel--Address for Columbia University Libraries, 1956 January 24


Box 53 Reel to Reel--A Reading of Youngblood Hawke, 1960s