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Maureen Howard papers, 1962-2002

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Series I: Correspondence

This series consists of correspondence from the mid-1960s through the 1990s, including a range of personal material, postcards, and correspondence from Howard's work as a literature teacher, as well as correspondence with novelists and publishers. Of particular interest is correspondence with Joanna Scott, William Pritchard, Anne McLaughlin, Richard Powers, and Matthew Stadler, which provides a rich view of Howard's literary contacts during this period. This series is arranged alphabetically.



Box 1 Folder 1 to 3 General, 1965-2002, (3 Folders)


Authors


Box 1 Folder 4 Bell, Millicent, 1987-1994


Box 1 Folder 5 Cavell, Stanley, 1992-2001


Box 1 Folder 6 Demas-Bliss, Corinne, 1981-1982


Box 1 Folder 7 Fussell, Betty, 1988-1998


Box 1 Folder 8 Kirshenbaum, Binnie, 1989-1996


Box 1 Folder 9 Longenbach, James, 1995-2002


Box 1 Folder 10 Maddox, Brenda, 1986-1996


Box 1 Folder 11 McLaughlin, Ann, 1985-1999


Box 1 Folder 12 Messud, Claire, 1996-2001


Box 1 Folder 13 Powers, Richard, 1992-2001


Box 1 Folder 14 Pritchard, William, 1980-2000


Box 1 Folder 15 Scott, Anne, 1991-2000


Box 1 Folder 16 Scott, Joanna, 1993-2002


Box 1 Folder 17 Stadler, Matthew, 1988-1994


Box 1 Folder 18 Stephens, Michael, 1987-2001


Box 1 Folder 19 Tiberghien, Susan, 1987


Box 1 Folder 20 to 23 Postcards, 1975-2002, (4 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 24 Publishing, 1983-2000


Box 1 Folder 25 to 28 Teaching, 1982-2002, (4 Folders)

Series II: Novels

This series includes correspondence, drafts, research notes, and publication material for each of Howard's eight major novels produced during this period, as well as her autobiography and her 1977 play "Songs at Twilight." The bulk of this series consists of draft material for Howard's three most recent works, Natural History (1992), A Lover's Almanac (1998), and the collection Big as Life (2001), excluding her most recent novel The Silver Screen (published in 2004). Unless otherwise noted, this material is arranged in alphabetical order.


Bridgeport Bus



Box 2 Folder 1 to 2 Drafts--Chapters 1-12--incomplete, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 3 to 5 Drafts--General--incomplete l, undated, (3 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 6 Journal, 1962


Box 2 Folder 7 Manuscript--incomplete, undated


Box 2 Folder 8 Notes, undated


Box 2 Folder 9 Notes--Editorial--Corrections, 1964


Box 2 Folder 10 Publishing material, 1984-1996


Not a Word About Nightingales


Box 2 Folder 11 Correspondence, 1961-1962


Facts of Life


Box 2 Folder 12 Correspondence, 1975-1979


Box 2 Folder 13 Draft -- "Sweet Memories,", undated


Box 2 Folder 14 Notebooks, undated (2), undated


Songs at Twilight


Box 2 Folder 15 Correspondence, 1977


Box 2 Folder 16 to 17 Drafts, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 18 Manuscript, 1979


Box 2 Folder 19 Manuscript, undated


Box 2 Folder 20 Publicity, 1977


Box 2 Folder 21 Scores, undated


Before My Time


Box 2 Folder 22 Correspondence, 1974-1979


Box 2 Folder 23 Drafts, undated


Box 2 Folder 24 Script--Adapted, 1974


Grace Abounding


Box 2 Folder 25 Correspondence, 1974-1983


Box 2 Folder 26 to 27 Draft--Full--Proofreading, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 28 Drafts--General, undated


Box 2 Folder 29 Galleys--Annotated, 1982


Box 2 Folder 30 Notes--Handwritten, undated


Box 2 Folder 31 to 32 Notebooks, undated (5 in 2 Folders), undated


Box 2 Folder 33 Poem, undated


Box 2 Folder 34 Publicity material, undated


Expensive Habits , 1985



Box 3 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1984-1986


Box 3 Folder 2 to 8 Drafts--General--incomplete, undated, (7 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 9 "Child's Play,", undated


Box 3 Folder 10 "Deadline,", undated


Box 3 Folder 11 "Kill Fee,", undated


Box 3 Folder 12 "Rough Cut,", undated


Box 3 Folder 13 "Wonder Book,", undated


Box 3 Folder 14 Notebook, undated


Big as Life


Box 3 Folder 15 Correspondence, 1998-2001



Folder 16 to 18 Drafts--General, undated, (3 Folders)



Box 3 Folder 19 "Children with Matches,", undated


Box 3 Folder 20 to 21 "The Magdalene,", undated, (2 Folders)



Box 4 Folder 1 to 3 "Speed of Light,", undated, (3 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 4 Jacket--Design, 2000


Box 4 Folder 5 to 8 Manuscript--Full, undated, (4 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 9 Mechanicals--Art, undated


Box 4 Folder 10 Notes--Handwritten, undated


Box 4 Folder 11 Research, undated


Natural History


Box 4 Folder 1 to 2 Correspondence, 1992-1998, (2 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 3 Correspondence--Art, 1992


Box 4 Folder 4 to 5 Drafts--General, 1989, (2 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 6 to 8 Drafts--General, undated, (3 Folders)



Box 5 Folder 1 to 8 Drafts--General, undated, (8 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 9 "Arcade,", undated


Box 5 Folder 10 "Cover Set,", undated


Box 5 Folder 11 to 13 "Double Entry,", undated, (3 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 14 to 16 "Lives of the Saints,", undated, (3 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 17 to 19 "Moving Pictures,", undated, (3 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 20 "The Music Man,", undated


Box 5 Folder 21 to 23 "Natural History Part II,", undated, (3 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 24 "Sister Brown,", undated


Box 5 Folder 25 "The Spinster's Tale,", undated


Box 5 Folder 26 "Statues,", undated



Box 6 Folder 1 Galleys--Annotated, 1992


Box 6 Folder 2 Illustrations, undated


Box 6 Folder 3 Manuscript--Full, undated


Box 6 Folder 4 Mechanicals--Art, undated


Box 6 Folder 5 Notebook, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 Notes--Handwritten, undated


Box 6 Folder 7 Research, undated


Lover's Almanac



Box 7 Folder 1 Corrections, undated


Box 7 Folder 2 Correspondence, 1994-1997


Box 7 Folder 3 Layout--Design, undated


Box 7 Folder 4 to 5 Manuscript--Full, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 7 Folder 6 Publicity, 1998



Box 10 Miscellaneous Galleys and Drafts

Series III: Journalism

Reviews, essays, and draft material for Howard's uncollected criticism, including Howard's foreword for the 1990 reissue of Mrs. Dalloway and introductory material for Howard's 1977 collection Seven American Women Writers of the Twentieth Century. Of particular note are 14 handwritten notebooks including research for essays, interviews, and lecture material. The materials are arranged alphabetically.



Box 7 Folder 7 to 8 Correspondence, 1976-1994


Box 7 Folder 9 to 16 Essays--General, 1979-2001, (8 Folders)


Box 7 Folder 17 "Bachelor and the Baby,", 1994



Box 8 Folder 1 "Fashion Plates,", undated


Box 8 Folder 2 "You are There,", undated


Box 8 Folder 3 Essays--Corrections, undated


Box 8 Folder 4 Lectures, undated


Box 8 Folder 5 to 10 Notebooks, undated (14 in 6 Folders), undated


Box 8 Folder 11 Notes--Handwritten, undated


Box 8 Folder 12 Research, undated


Box 8 Folder 13 to 16 Reviews, 1982-1998, (4 Folders)

Series IV: Personal Material

This series contains correspondence, notes, and teaching material from Howard's time as a visitng professor at Columbia and Yale, as well as notes on various political causes that she supported during this period. Of particular interest are a set of handwritten journal entries, dated 1964, that provide insight to the beginning of her novelistic career. The materials are arranged alphabetically.



Box 9 Folder 1 to 2 Correspondence, 1977-2001, (2 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 3 Correspondence--Teaching, 1998


Box 9 Folder 4 Diary--Handwritten, 1968


Box 9 Folder 5 Notebooks--Teaching, undated (2), undated


Box 9 Folder 6 Personal--Ephemera, 1970-1992


Box 9 Folder 7 Poems, 1964-1994


Box 9 Folder 8 Plays, undated


Box 9 Folder 9 Publicity, 1978-1992


Box 9 Folder 10 Notebooks--Teaching, undated (2), undated


Box 9 Folder 11 to 12 Research--Activism, 1997-1999, (2 Folders)

Series V: Printed Material



Box 11 Journals and Published Books