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Maureen Howard papers, 1962-2002

Series II: Novels, 1962-2002

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.

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Bridgeport Bus



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


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


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


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


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


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



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


Box 3 Folder 20 to 21 "The Magdalene,", undated



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


Box 4 Folder 4 Jacket--Design, 2000


Box 4 Folder 5 to 8 Manuscript--Full, undated


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


Box 4 Folder 3 Correspondence--Art, 1992


Box 4 Folder 4 to 5 Drafts--General, 1989


Box 4 Folder 6 to 8 Drafts--General, undated



Box 5 Folder 1 to 8 Drafts--General, undated


Box 5 Folder 9 "Arcade,", undated


Box 5 Folder 10 "Cover Set,", undated


Box 5 Folder 11 to 13 "Double Entry,", undated


Box 5 Folder 14 to 16 "Lives of the Saints,", undated


Box 5 Folder 17 to 19 "Moving Pictures,", undated


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


Box 5 Folder 21 to 23 "Natural History Part II,", undated


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


Box 7 Folder 6 Publicity, 1998



Box 10 Miscellaneous Galleys and Drafts