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Truman Capote papers, 1949-1988

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Call No.: MS#0191
Bib ID 4079658 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Capote, Truman, 1924-1984
Title Truman Capote papers, 1949-1988
Physical Description 5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

Twelve books by Truman Capote in various printings and foreign language translations, ephemera relating to stage adaptations of some of his works, and books about Capote. Novels represented include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood".

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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); Truman Capote papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

See also: Ms Coll\Schimmel.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Caroline Schimmel, 1984-1988.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed JR 12/--/88.

12 boxes sent to ReCAP PL 08/30/2005.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

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

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Series I: Editions of Capote Texts



Box 1 Answered Prayers: the unfinished novel


Box 1 New York: Random House, circa, 1987


Box 1 Abacus, 1988


Breakfast at Tiffany's


Box 1 6th printing, NY, undated


Paperbound:


Box 1 Signet/NAL #D1727 1st printing, 1959


Box 1 Signet/NAL #D1727 4th printing, 1961


Box 1 Signet/NAL #T47O9, 15th printing


Box 1 Signet/NAL #451-E9959 18th printing Signet/NAL


Box 1 Sphere, 1982-1st printing thus


Box 1 Abacus, 1984


Box 1 Penguin, 1963 4th reprint [1st printing-1961], 1963


Foreign


Box 1 Petit dejeuner chez Tiffany. Gallimard, 1962. #10 of 41


Box 1 Petit dejeuner chez Tiffany. Gallimard, 1973.


Box 1 Petit dejeuner chez Tiffany. Gallimard, 1980.


Box 1 Holly, en roman ogtre noveller. [Danish] Gyldendal, 1960. With forward by Karen Blixen.


Box 1 Frühstück bei Tiffany. Weisbaden: Bertelsmann Lesering, Limes Verlages,, undated


Box 1 Breakfast at Tiffany's playbill, for production starring Richard Chamberlain and Mary Tyler Moore


Box 1 Capote on theatre : a negative View. In Playbill, v . 3, no. 12 Dec, 1966


A Christmas Memory


Box 1 Avenue magazine, December /January 1983 issue. "A Christmas Memory," pp. 132-150.


Box 1 A Christmas Memory. Illlustrated by Beth Peck; narrated by Celeste Holm. Knop,, 1989



Box 2 The Dogs Bark


Paperbound


Box 2 Plum/NAL, 1977. 1st printing thus


Foreign


Box 2 Los perros ladran. Madrid: Ultramar Editores, 1976


Box 2 I cani abbaiano. Milano: Garzanti, 1976


The Grass Harp--Novel


Paperbound


Box 2 Signet/NAL, 1st printing, 1953. With red edges.


Box 2 Signet/NAL, 1st printing, 1953. With orange edges; spine a different blue


Box 2 Penguin #2563 1968 reprint. [1st printing, 1966], 1968


Box 2 Penguin #2563-4, 1978 reprint, 1978


Foreign


Box 2 La harpe d'herbes. Gallimard, 1952. #35 of 80. / Gallimard, 1952 trade., 1952


Box 2 Grȁsharpan. [Swedish] Stockholm, 1953. Paperbound.


Box 2 Graesharpen. Kobenhavn, 1957. Paperbound.


Anthologized


Box 2 Botteghe Oscure. Quaderno VII, Rome, 1951. Paperbound. [1st chapter of The Grass Harp


The Grass Harp--Play


Anthologized


Box 2 Theatre Arts, September, 1952 "Complete text of the Saint-Subber Production of Truman Capote's Grass Harp," pp. 34-64, including photo illustrated, September, 1952


Related Items


Box 2 The Grass Harp Songbook. Lyrics by Kenward Elmslie, Music by Claibe Richardson. NY, 1971. Paperbound.


Box 2 The Grass Harp. [Production by] The York Players Company, NY, 1979.Flyer announcing production, signed by lyricist and composer; 2 copies of Playbill.



Box 3 In Cold Blood


Paperbound


Box 3 Signet/NAL //W4385 22nd printing


Box 3 Sphere, 1981.


Box 3 Abacus, 1984


Foreign


Box 3 A Sangue Freddo. [Italian] Garzanti, 1966. In d/j


Box 3 KaltblUtig. Weisbaden, Limes verlag, undated In d/j, undated


Box 3 De Sang-Froid. Gallimard, 1966. #1527 of 5100 publicity strip & cellophane d/j, 5100


Box 3 De Sang-Froid. Gallimard, 1966. Trade pb, #59


Box 3 A Sangre fria. Editorial Noguer, 1972. 17th ed, in d/j. [1st ed. thus, 1966]


Box 3 A Sagre Fria. Club Bruguera, 1979


The Grass Harp and A Tree of Night


Box 3 Signet/NAL #S1333 1st printing, 1956.


Box 3 Signet/NAL T2918 8th printing.


Box 3 Signet/NAL Q5023 10th printing.


Box 3 Signet/NAL W7678 12th printing.


Box 3 Signet/NAL E9960 14th printing.



Box 4 The Muses are Heard


Paperbound


Box 4 Modern Library, #P35, [1958 ?]


Box 4 Vintage #V148


Foreign


Box 4 Se Oyen las-Musas. Buenos Aures, 1958. Paperbound.


Box 4 Les Muses Parlent. Gallimard, 1959. Paperbound. Limited ed., one of 35.


Box 4 Glassine d / j .


Box 4 Les Muses Parlent. Gallimard, 1959. Paperbound, glassine d / j . Inscribed by translator.


The Muses are Heard and Local Color


Box 4 .Die Reise Erzahlungen. [Local Color, pp. 7-114; Muses, pp. 119-278.] [Weisbaden] Limes Verlages,, undated


Music for Chameleons


Paperbound


Box 4 Signet/NAL, 1981 & l4th printing, 1981


Box 4 Sphere, 1982. [1st printing thus, 1981]


Foreign


Box 4 Musica para Camaleones. Bruguera, undated Paperbound, undated


Box 4 Musique pour Cameleons. Gallimard, 1982. Paperbound & with d / j .



Box 5 Other Voices Other Rooms


Paperbound


Box 5 Signet/NAL //T4867 15th printing.


Box 5 Signet/NAL //Q6053.


Box 5 Signet/NAL //E9961 19th printing [ca. 1980].


Box 5 Penguin #2135 1968 reprint. [1st printing 1964]. 2 copies, 1968


Box 5 Penguin 2135.3, 1978 reprint, 1978


Foreign


Box 5 De Herfst van een Jengd. 'S-Gravenhage, 1949. In d/j. With previous owner's inscription, November 1949.


Box 5 Les Domaines Hautes. Gallimard. //CLIX of CC copies.


Box 5 Otras Voces, Otros Ambitos. Buenos Aires, 1976. 3rd ed. [1st ed, 1950]


A Tree of Night


Paperbound


Box 5 Signet/NAL #878, 1951. 1st printing.


Box 5 Penguin, 1978 reprint. [1st printing, 1967], 1978


Foreign


Box 5 Un Arbre de Nuit. Gallimard, 1953. #24 of 80.


Trilogy


Box 5 NY: Collier Books, 1971. #07934.

Series II: Capote Texts in Secondary Publications, Anthologies, and Periodicals



Box 6 Abrahams, William, ed. Fifty Years of the American Short Story, Vol I, Doubleday,, 1970


Box 6 Bowles, Jane. My Sister"s Hand in Mine. Ecco Press, 1978


Box 6 Cowley, Malcolm, ed. The Paris Review Interviews Writers. Penguin,, 1977


Box 6 Davis, Myrna. The Potato Book. William Morrow, 1973


Box 6 First-Prize Stories: 1919-1954. Hanover House, 1954


Box 6 Frost, David. The Americans. Stein and Day, 1970


Box 6 Kazin, Alfred. The Open Form. Harcourt Brace & World, 1961.


Box 6 Nance, William. The Worlds of Truman Capote. Stein & Day, 1973.


Box 6 Wickes, George. The Amazon of Letters. Putnam, 1976



Box 7 Burnett, Whit. This is My Best. Doubleday, 1970.


Box 7 Cochrane, James, ed. Penguin Book of American Short Stories. Penguin


Box 7 Books, 1982.


Box 7 Esquire: The Best of 40 Years. David McKay Co., 1973.


Box 7 Hills, L. Rust. Great Esquire Fiction. Penguin Books, 1983.


Box 7 Levin, Ira. Rosemary's Baby. Dell, 1967.


Box 7 Tang-Tan Mei-Kuo Tuan'-p'ien Hsiao-shuo Chi [Contemporary American Short Stories] Shanghai, 1979.


Box 7 Wallace, Irving, ed. The Book of Lists. William Morrow, 1980.



Box 7a Meredith, Scott, ed. The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor. NY: Simon & Schuster,, 1963


Box 7a Rudisill, Marie. Sook's cookbook, des. & ill. by Barry Moser, Atlanta: Longstreet Press,, 1989



Box 8 Atlantic, August 1947. "Should a Biographer Tell"


Box 8 Harper, February1949. "Master Misery"


Box 8 Horizon, Jan 1949. "Master Misery"


Box 8 Du, September 1952. "Miriam" in German. Pp 49-54 and back cover only


Box 8 Esquire, July 1960 "Among the Paths to Eden.", July 1960


Box 8 Fantasy & Science Fiction, July 1962. "Master Misery"


Box 8 McCalls, /010/1966. "Double Exposure: Oliver Smith"


Box 8 Vogue, April 15, 1967. "Extreme Magic"


Box 8 Family Circle, October 1968. "The School that Dreams Built."


Box 8 Cosmopolitan, July 1972. "Portrait of Myself."


Box 8 Esquire, July 1975. "Mojave." Offprint


Box 8 Esquire, November 1975. "La Cote Basque."


Box 8 Esquire, May 1976 "Unspoiled Monsters.", May 1976


Box 8 Esquire, December 1976. "Kate McCloud"


Box 8 New Yorker, Sept 17, 1979. "Our Far-Flung Correspondents: Martinique"


Box 8 Esquire, December 1979. "Dazzle41


Box 8 Cecil Brown's Quilt, vol.1, 1981. "Plate du Jour: Soul Food: Truman


Box 8 Capote on Black Culture."


Box 8 Esquire, March1983. "Observations"


Box 8 National Geographic, May 1983. Quotation used as caption for photo in article on Brooklyn, p. 588

Series III: Works About Capote



Box 9 Avedon, Richard. Portraits. Noonday Press, 1977


Box 9 Breit, Harvey. The Writer Observed. World Publishing Co ., 1956.


Box 9 Brinnin, John M. Sextet. Deutsch. N.Y., 1981


Box 9 Brinnin, John M. Sextet. Deutsch. London, 1982


Box 9 Brinnin, John M., Truman Capote : A Memoir, London, 1987


Box 9 Clarke, Gerald. Capote: A Biography. London: Hamish Hamilton, circa, 1988


Box 9 Clarke, Gerald. Capote: A Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster, circa,, 1988


Box 9 Clarke, Gerald. Capote: A Biography London, Sphere Books, circa, 1988


Box 9 Contemporary American Poetry. Hong Kong: World Today Press, 1975



Box 9a Garson, Helen. Truman Capote. Frederick Ungar, 1980.


Box 9a Gotham Book Mart. Books from the library of Truman Capote with important additions, circa, 1983


Box 9a Hallowell, John. Fact and Fiction, University of North Carolina Press,, 1977


Box 9a Lish, Gordon. Dear Mr. Capote. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1983.


Box 9a Lish, Gordon. Dear Mr. Capote Paperback. Sceptre, 1987.


Box 9a Schorer, Mark. The World We Imagine. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.


Box 9a Stein, Jean. Edie. Dell, 1983.


Box 9a Wilson, Robert A. "Truman Capote: A Bibliographical Checklist" in American Book Collector, Vol. I, no. 4 , July / August, 1980.


Box 9a Truman Capote Conversations, edited by M. Thomas Inge, University Press of Mississippi


Box 9a Tru--playbill from the play at the Booth Theatre, 1989 December 14, 1989



Box 10 Club, March1980 "Truman Capote on Sex, Drugs, Alcohol & Writing.", March1980


Box 10 The Grass Harp:A Musical.[Record Album] Painted Smiles Records, [1972 ?]


Box 10 The Great Capote, Playbills and announcements from various theaters


Box 10 New York, February9, 1976. "Capote Bites the Hands That Fed Him."


Box 10 New York, /010/29, 1984 "Unanswered Prayers: The Death & Life of Truman Capote.", /010/29, 1984


Box 10 New York, November 26, 1984 "Unanswered Prayers, Part II.", November 26, 1984


Box 10 New York Times Magazine, 9 July 1978 "The Private World of Truman Capote.", July 1978


Box 10 New York Times Magazine, 16 July 1978 "Truman Capote's World." Part II, July 1978


Box 10 New York Times Magazine, 4 April, 1982. p. 99 regarding In Cold Blood.


Box 10 Truman Capote at Lincoln Center-Playbill (2 copies)


Box 10 Miscellaneous clippings and miscellaneous printed material



Box Mapcase "Truman Capote at Lincoln Center" poster, 22" x 14" framed


Box Mapcase "The Great Capote": Fortune Theater 2 different posters.