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

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents the professional work of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Herman Wouk. The bulk of the papers are drafts of manuscripts and plays, including The Caine Mutiny, with many annotations and notes by the author. There is also correspondence between Wouk and his colleagues, in particular his brother, the noted scientist, Victor Wouk.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1393
Bib ID 4079503 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wouk, Herman, 1915-
Title Herman Wouk papers, 1915-2003, bulk 1940-1960
Physical Description 23.26 linear feet (53 document boxes 1 small flat box 2 oversized folders)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Portions of this collection are restricted until 2035. Please see the container list for details. In additions, boxes 6-12, 39-46, and 50-52 are entirely closed.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series.

Description

Summary

The Herman Wouk Papers span the early portion of Wouk's life, although there is some scant correspondence from the late 1990s. The bulk of the records concern his many writings in the form of articles, books, short stories, plays, and poetry. The second largest series consists of correspondence from admiring fans, colleagues, publishing houses, and family members. In addition, there are personal items, printed material, photographs, and a small amount of audiovisual material. Records documenting Herman Wouk's professional output after the 1950s are located at the Library of Congress.

  • Series I: Correspondence, 1935-2000

    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.

  • Series II: Writings, 1940-1999

    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.

  • Series III: Subject Files, 1915-2003

    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."

  • Series IV: Photographs, 1940-1959

    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.

  • Series V: Audio Visual Material, 1951-1980

    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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Portions of this collection are restricted until 2035. Please see the container list for details. In additions, boxes 6-12, 39-46, and 50-52 are entirely closed.

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); Herman Wouk papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

The Library of Congress has the Herman Wouk Papers in their archive. This collection consists primarily of material from the early 1960s to the present.

The Papers of Victor Wouk are held in the Caltech Archives. There is substantial correspondence between the two brothers. The finding aid is available online at the following address: http://findingaids.library.caltech.edu/5/01/Papers_of_Victor_Wouk.pdf

The Papers of Victor Wouk, 1934-2004 California Institute of Technology, 10208-MS.

Herman Wouk Papers Library of Congress. This collection consists primarily of material from the early 1960s to the present. Currently the collection is marked "restricted." Researchers may inquire about the possibility of using certain materials.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed Lea Osborne 2007.

Cataloged Lynn A. Grove 09/--/1989.

Revision Description

2008-12-02 File created.

2009-01-13 xml document instance created by Patrick Lawlor

2009-04-24 Edited by Lea Osborne

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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Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Screenplays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auerbach, Red, 1917-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
City children Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jewish women in literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Judaism -- Customs and practices Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Judaism -- Relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Military occupation in literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mutiny Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thompson, Ira Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trials (Naval offenses) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Continental Navy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wouk, Herman, 1915- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wouk, Victor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Herman Wouk, perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Caine Mutiny, is a prolific author and enthusiastic supporter of Jewish culture. Wouk was born in the Bronx on May 27, 1915 to Abraham Isaac and Esther (neé Levine) Wouk, Russian Jewish immigrants. Wouk attended Townsend Harris Hall and continued his education at Columbia University, where he graduated with a B.A. with general honors in 1934. His interest in writing expanded during his collegiate years and he took advantage of the literary opportunities afforded on campus. He wrote for the Spectator all four years as well as the campus humor magazine, The Jester, becoming editor-in-chief his senior year. Wouk also made a name for himself from his popular variety shows, such as the 1932 one co-written with Arnold Auerbach entitled How Revolting.

After graduation, Herman Wouk continued to employ his comedic skills and was a staff writer for comedian Fred Allen. However, with the onset of World War II, Wouk traveled to Washington D.C. in order to use his talent to support the war effort. He wrote promotional radio scripts for the United States Treasury Department in 1941 to entice Americans to purchase more war bonds. Wouk also began to compose other radio plays featuring soldiers and military themes. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Herman Wouk joined the United States Navy where he served on a destroyer minesweeper called the U.S.S. Zane in the Pacific. Wouk's free time was spent writing within a broad spectrum of genres. He penned poems praising the work of the faceless individuals involved in the war, radio and play scripts, and the beginnings of his novel, Aurora Dawn, published in 1946 after he was discharged. While in the Navy, Wouk married Betty Sarah Brown on December 9, 1945. They had three sons, the first of whom died in childhood.

Herman Wouk continued to produce a stream of books, articles, essays, and plays. Two years after his first novel, Wouk's second The City Boy was published. This was followed by The Caine Mutiny, a book partially culled from Wouk's war experience and which became his first number one bestseller. The accolades did not stop and The Caine Mutiny won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952. Other titles followed, Marjorie Morningstar (1955), Youngblood Hawke (1962), Don't Stop the Carnival (1965), The Winds of War (1971), War and Remembrance (1978), Inside, Outside (1985), The Hope (1993), and The Glory (1994). Wouk has also written two studies on the history and the culture of Judaism, This Is My God (1959) and The Will to Live On (2000).

The life of The Caine Mutiny continued to expand for in 1954, Wouk reworked the text into a play, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. This production toured throughout the United States and spawned further iterations, including a televised production, a film, and a recent Broadway revival. Other books that had extended public lives were The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. Both of these novels became successful television miniseries in the 1980s.

Writing is not all that defines Herman Wouk. He is strongly committed to promoting and supporting Judaism. Wouk spent several years in the late 1950s as a visiting professor at Yeshiva University. He and his wife Betty Sarah traveled to Israel in 1955 where Wouk gave lectures, attended a performance of The Caine Mutiny, and participated in cultural and religious ceremonies. His visit was widely covered in the press. Additionally, in the 1970s Herman Wouk endowed Beit Ephraim, a Jewish communal residence located at his alma mater, Columbia University. He continued to serve on its advisory board and, in 2002, received a Gershom Mendes Seixas Award, for outstanding contribution to Jewish life at Columbia. Herman Wouk is still writing, having published his latest novel, A Hole in Texas, in 2004. He lives with his wife in California.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1935-2000

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


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


Box 3 Folder 8 Y through Z, 1942-1999


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


Restricted Correspondence



Box 4 Folder 1 A through B, 1937-1955

[restricted until 2035]


Box 4 Folder 2 C through E, 1941-1953

[restricted until 2035]


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

[restricted until 2035]

Series II: Writings, 1940-1999

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

[restricted until 2035]


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

[restricted until 2035]



Box 6 Folder 1 Chapters 17 through 26, 1947

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

[restricted until 2035]


Box 6 Folder 3 to 4 Printer's Copy, 1947

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Box 6 Folder 5 to 6 Typescript, 1947

[restricted until 2035]


Box 6 Folder 7 Unknown Draft with Character Descriptions, 1945

[restricted until 2035]


The Caine Mutiny



Box 7 Folder 1 Classroom Materials, 1951

[restricted until 2035]



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

[restricted until 2035]



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

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Edits


Box 7 Folder 3 General, 1950

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Box 7 Folder 4 Part 4, 1947

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Box 7 Folder 5 Part 5, 1947

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

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Box 7 Folder 7 Part 6, 1950

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Box 7 Folder 8 Part 7, 1950

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First Draft



Box 8 Folder 1 Part 1, [1950]

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Box 8 Folder 2 Part 2, [1950]

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Box 8 Folder 3 to 4 Part 3, [1950]

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Box 8 Folder 5 Part 4, [1950]

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Box 8 Folder 6 Part 5, [1950]

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First Draft



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

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Box 9 Folder 3 to 4 Part 6, [1950]

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Box 9 Folder 6 to 7 Part 7, [1950]

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

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

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Box 10 Folder 3 Promotional Materials, 1951-1952

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Box 10 Folder 4 Publicity and Sales, 1947-1952

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

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

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

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Box 10 Folder 7 Television Script, 1955 November

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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

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

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Second Draft


Box 11 Folder 3 Chapters 1 through 9, 1950

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Box 11 Folder 4 Chapters 10 through 20, 1950

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Box 11 Folder 5 Chapters 21 through 33, 1950

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Box 11 Folder 6 Chapters 34 through 43, 1950

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Box 11 Folder 7 Chapters 44 through 46, 1950

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City Boy



Box 12 Folder 1 Edits, 1947

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First Draft


Box 12 Folder 2 Chapters 1 through 7, 1947

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Box 12 Folder 3 Chapters 8 through 13, 1947

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Box 12 Folder 4 Chapters 14 through 19, 1947

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Box 12 Folder 5 Chapters 20 through 25, 1947

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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



Box 14 Folder 1 Edits, 1960s


Box 14 Folder 2 to 3 Final Draft, 1965


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


Box 18 Folder 6 Part 1, 1954



Box 19 Folder 1 to 2 Part 3, 1954


Box 19 Folder 3 to 4 Part 4, 1954


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


Box 22 Folder 7 Life Magazine Article, 1955



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


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


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

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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

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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

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This Is My God


Box 25 Folder 6 to 7 Edits, 1958



Box 26 Folder 1 to 3 Edits, 1958


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


Typescript


Box 27 Folder 7 to 8 Final Draft, 1959



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


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


Box 29 Folder 4 to 5 Final Draft, 1999 December


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

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Box 39 Folder 1 to 2 Edits, 1961


Final Draft


Box 39 Folder 3 Pages 1-180, 1962

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Box 39 Folder 4 Pages 181-455, 1962

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Box 39 Folder 5 Pages 456-669, 1962

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Box 39 Folder 6 Pages 670-942, 1962

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Box 40 Folder 1 Pages 942A-1167, 1962

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Box 40 Folder 2 Pages 1168-1356, 1962

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First Draft


Box 40 Folder 3 Section 1, [1960]

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

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

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Box 40 Folder 6 Section 3, [1960]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Box 42 Folder 4 Section 15, [1960]

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Box 42 Folder 5 McCall's Article, 1962 March

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Box 42 Folder 6 to 7 Notes, 1959-1962

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

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Box 43 Folder 2 Reviews and Publicity, 1962

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Box 43 Folder 3 Revision Notes on Typescript, 1961

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Box 43 Folder 4 Work Journal, 1950-1961

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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

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

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Box 43 Folder 7 Arms Play , 1948 January 20

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The Caine Mutiny Court Martial


Box 43 Folder 8 Dramatic Reading Notes, 1953 May

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Box 43 Folder 9 Edits, 1954

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Box 43 Folder 10 Final Version, 1953

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Box 43 Folder 11 First Draft, 1953

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Mapcase 14-O-3 Galley, undated

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Box 43 Folder 12 Prologue, 1955 November

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

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Script


Box 44 Folder 2 First Draft, 1953 September 14

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Box 44 Folder 3 Second Draft, 1953 September 30

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Box 44 Folder 4 Third Draft, 1953 October 12

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Box 44 Folder 5 Fourth Draft, 1954 January 21

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Box 44 Folder 6 Set Designs, 1954

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Tour


Box 44 Folder 7 Playbills and Reviews, 1953-1954

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Box 44 Folder 8 Revisions, 1953-1954

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Box 45 Folder 1 Revisions, 1953-1954

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Box 45 Folder 2 Crisis Over Marjorie , 1940 December

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The Curious Impertinent


Box 45 Folder 3 Edits, 1945 June

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Box 45 Folder 4 Final Draft, 1945

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Box 45 Folder 5 First Draft, 1945

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

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

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

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Box 45 Folder 9 Martin Eden , undated

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

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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

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Box 46 Folder 2 Typed, 1949 August

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Box 46 Folder 3 Edits, 1949

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

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

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Box 46 Folder 6 Third Draft, 1950 March

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

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Fourth Draft


Box 46 Folder 8 Handwritten, 1951 June

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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

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

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

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

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Box 49 Folder 10 Notes--Revisions, 1948 December

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Box 49 Folder 11 Playbills, 1949 March 31

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Typescript


Box 49 Folder 12 First Draft, 1948 November 1

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Box 50 Folder 1 Second Draft, 1948

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Box 50 Folder 2 Worksheets, 1949 January

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U.S. Treasury Department


Box 50 Folder 3 General, 1941

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Box 50 Folder 13 Various, 1943

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"The 'Lomokome' Papers"


Box 51 Folder 2 Edits, 1946-1949

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Box 51 Folder 3 First Draft, 1946

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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, 1915-2003

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



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



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, 1940-1959

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, 1951-1980

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


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