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Erica Jong papers, 1955-2018, bulk 1965-2004

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Series II: Writings

Encompassing Jong's entire writing career, this series consists of typescripts, computer printouts, notepads, and proofs and includes drafts of poetry, novels, non-fiction monographs, essays, articles, screenplays, plays, and related peripheral materials such as promotional documents and audio tapes. As a whole, this series reflects the evolution and consistencies of her writing practice--first drafts often written longhand on yellow legal-sized notepads, and subsequent typed or computer drafts.


Subseries II. 1: Poetry, 1966-1998

This subseries contains notes, drafts, proofs, correspondence, and publicity material related to all of Jong's published books of poetry, includingAt the Edge of the Body, Becoming Light, Fruits & Vegetables, Half-Lives, Loveroot,andOrdinary Miracles.Also included are drafts of a number of unpublished poems, particularly located in the "A to Z" folder, as well as several notebooks containing handwritten notes and early drafts.



Box 9 Folder 3 General, 1972-1976


Box 9 Folder 4 to 6 A to Z, 1976-1978 (3 Folders), 1976-1978


At the Edge of the Body , 1976-1979


Box 9 Folder 7 to 9 General, 1977 (3 Folders), 1977


Box 9 Folder 10 Cover Proofs, Undated


Drafts, 1978-1979


Box 9 Folder 11 General, Undated


Box 9 Folder 12 Editor's Proofs, Undated


Box 9 Folder 13 to 14 Master Galleys, 1979 (2 Folders), 1979


Box 9 Folder 15 "Original Poetry Ms.", 1978


Box 9 Folder 16 Uncorrected Proofs, 1979


Box 9 Folder 17 Xerox Galleys, 1978-1979


Box 9 Folder 18 "Fourth Collection of Poems", Undated


Box 9 Folder 19 "Poems in Progress,", 1976


Box 9 Folder 20 "Work Sheets", Undated


Box 9 Folder 21 "X-tras", Undated


Box 9 Folder 22 "Baby Poems", 1980


Becoming Light , 1987-1991


Drafts, 1987-1991


Box 9 Folder 23 to 25 General, Undated (3 of 6 Folders), Undated



Box 10 Folder 1 to 3 General, Undated (3 of 6 Folders), Undated


Box 10 Folder 4 to 5 Edited Manuscript, Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 10 Folder 6 to 7 Galleys, 1991 (2 Folders), 1991


Box 10 Folder 8 Manuscript, circa., 1987


Box 10 Folder 9 'New York Is Book Country' Talk, 1991


Box 10 Folder 10 Sample Pages, 1991


Box 10 Folder 11 Children's Poetry, Undated


Box 10 Folder 12 "Christmas Poems,", 1971


Box 10 Folder 13 "The Collaborators,", Undated


"The Eggplant Epithalamion," 1971, 1976, 1971, 1976


Box 10 Folder 14 Broadside/Card, 1971


Box 10 Folder 15 Correspondence, 1976



Box 100 Folder 1 Poetry and Score, 1976



Box 10 Folder 16 "Erica Mann in a reading of her poetry,", 1966


Box 10 Folder 17 "Extras"--"For C.: concerning Blake" and "To the Muse,", Undated


Fruits & Vegetables , 1967-1975


Box 10 Folder 18 General, Undated


Box 10 Folder 19 Contract, 1970-1974


Box 10 Folder 20 to 21 Correspondence, 1971-1975 (2 Folders), 1971-1975


Drafts, 1967-1971


Box 10 Folder 22 General, Undated


Box 10 Folder 23 Notebook, 1967-1971


Box 10 Folder 24 Tissue Copy Manuscript, Undated


Box 10 Folder 25 Reviews (Print), 1971


Half-Lives , 1971-1973


Box 10 Folder 26 to 28 General, 1971 (3 Folders), 1971


Box 10 Folder 29 Contract, Undated


Box 10 Folder 30 to 31 Correspondence, 1972-1973, (2 Folders)



Box 11 Folder 1 "From the Country of Regrets,", Undated


Box 11 Folder 2 to 7 Manuscript Drafts, 1972, Undated (6 Folders), 1972, Undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Proofs, 1973


Box 11 Folder 9 Imagining Germany, 1998


Box 11 Folder 10 to 11 "Japanese Galleys", Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Loveroot , 1974-1976


Box 11 Folder 12 Contract, 1974


Box 11 Folder 13 Covers, Undated


Drafts, 1975


Box 11 Folder 14 General, Undated


Box 11 Folder 15 "Author's Corrected Pages,", 1975


Box 11 Folder 16 "Author's Set Galleys,", 1975


Box 11 Folder 17 Manuscript, Undated


Box 11 Folder 18 "Master Galleys,", 1975


Box 11 Folder 19 "Master Pages,", 1975


Box 11 Folder 20 Promotional Material, 1974-1976


Box 11 Folder 21 Love Comes First , Undated


Box 11 Folder 21a "Rapture". Holograph draft of poem, 9 April 2004. Published in: Love Comes First, 2009, 9 April 2004, 2009


Box 11 Folder 22 to 23 "Old Poems," 1968-1971 (2 Folders), 1968-1971


Box 11 Folder 24 "New Poems,", 1979



Box 12 Folder 1 to 2 "New Poems in Progress," 1987 (2 Folders), 1987


Box 12 Folder 3 to 4 Notebooks--#2: "Manuscripts of Half-Lives & Loveroot," 1973-1975 (2 Folders), 1973-1975


Box 12 Folder 5 Notebooks--#4: "Beloit Poetry Journal, Heidelberg Poems & Manuscript of Fruits & Vegetables," , 1961-1971


Ordinary Miracles , 1974-1983


Drafts, 1983


Box 12 Folder 6 General, 1983


Box 12 Folder 7 Galleys, 1983


Box 12 Folder 8 Proofs, 1983


Box 12 Folder 9 to 10 Typescript, 1983 (2 Folders), 1983


Box 12 Folder 11 "Extras,", Undated


Box 12 Folder 12 New American Library Edition--Interview, 1974


Box 12 Folder 13 Publicity Interview, 1983


Box 12 Folder 14 "Poems on Jewish Experience,", 1978


"Poetry Organizations,", 1971-1983


Box 12 Folder 15 "Authors Guild,", 1977-1980


Box 12 Folder 16 "Poetry Award Bess Hokin,", 1971


Box 12 Folder 17 "Women's Forum,", 1977-1983


Box 12 Folder 18 Songs in the Key of I , Undated


Box 12 Folder 19 Strand, Mark, Undated


Box 12 Folder 20 This Garden , Undated


Subseries II. 2: Fiction, 1973-2011

This series consists of notes, outlines, drafts, correspondence, and publicity materials pertaining to Jong's major published novels, includingFear of Flying, Any Woman's Blues, Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones, How to Save Your Own Life, Parachutes & Kisses, Sappho's Leap,and others. The bulk of this subseries is made up of multiple drafts of each novel and includes some handwritten sections, typescript manuscripts, and publishers' proofs and galleys. Also here are drafts of Jong's children's book,Molly's Book of Divorce,and the typescript of an unpublished novel entitled2040, Sugar in My Bowl, a treatment for The Scam: A Caper Novel,andStratford Will.


2040, 1990-1992


Box 12 Folder 21 Drafts, 1990-1992


Box 12 Folder 22 Notes, 1991


Box 12 Folder 23 "Adventures of a Fat Girl in New York City,", Undated


Any Woman's Blues , 1988-1990


Ballata di Ogni Donna , 1989-1990


Box 12 Folder 24 to 25 Italy, 1989-1990, (2 folders)



Box 100 Folder 2 Uncut Cover, 1989


Box 100 Folder 1 Catalogue Copy, 1988-1989


Drafts, 1986-1991


Box 100 Folder 2 to 15 General, 1986-1988, Undated (14 of 54 Folders), 1986-1988, Undated



Box 14 Folder 1 to 14 General, 1986-1988, Undated (14 of 54 Folders), 1986-1988, Undated



Box 15 Folder 1 to 13 General, 1986-1988, Undated (13 of 54 Folders), 1986-1988, Undated



Box 16 Folder 1 to 13 General, 1986-1988, Undated (13 of 54 Folders), 1986-1988, Undated


Box 16 Folder 14 to 15 "Alternate Endings,", 1988-1990, (2 Folders)


Box 16 Folder 16 "Changes Entered and Reprinted,", 1989



Box 17 Folder 1 "Chapter III: Strong Woman Blues,", Undated


Box 17 Folder 2 to 4 Copy-Edited, 1991, (3 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 5 to 7 "Dutch Edition,", 1991, (3 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 8 Early Drafts, Undated


Box 17 Folder 9 to 11 "Erica's Working Draft,", 1988, (3 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 12 to 13 "E's New Working Draft," 1989 (3 Folders), 1989


Box 17 Folder 14 "Final Foreword Afterword,", 1989


Box 17 Folder 15 "Final MS Copy," 1989 (1 of 3 Folders), 1989



Box 18 Folder 1 to 2 "Final MS Copy," 1989 (2 of 3 Folders), 1989


Box 18 Folder 3 "Glady's Suggestions,", 1989


Box 18 Folder 4 to 11 "A Life in Progress,", 1988, (8 Folders)


Box 18 Folder 12 to 13 "The Notebooks of Isadora Wing," 1988, Undated, 1988, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 18 Folder 14 to 17 "Rennie's Edits," 1988 (4 of 5 Folders), 1988



Box 19 Folder 1 "Rennie's Edits," 1988 (1 of 5 Folders), 1988


Box 19 Folder 2 "Revisions,", 1989


Box 19 Folder 3 "Rough,", Undated


Box 19 Folder 4 to 7 "Some Object of Love,", Undated, (4 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 8 "Uncorrected + Journal,", Undated


Box 19 Folder 9 to 11 "With Apparatus Now Out,", 1989, (3 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 12 Floppy Disks, 1989


Box 19 Folder 13 German Reviews and Publicity, 1990


Box 19 Folder 14 to 15 Harper & Row Packet, 1990, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 16 "Misc. AWB,", Undated


Box 19 Folder 17 Panel Discussion, 1990


Box 19 Folder 18 "Permissions (Music),", 1989


Box 19 Folder 19 Posters, 1990


Box 19 Folder 20 to 22 Press Tour, 1990, (3 Folders)



Box 20 Folder 1 to 6 Proofs, 1989, (6 Folders)


Box 20 Folder 7 "U.K. Reviews,", 1990


Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones, , 1976-1980


Box 20 Folder 8 Book Tour, Undated


Box 20 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1976-1980


Drafts, 1976-1980


Box 20 Folder 10 General, Undated


Box 20 Folder 11 Afterward, Undated


Box 20 Folder 12 to 15 Copyeditor Draft, 1980 (4 Folders), 1980


Box 20 Folder 16 Covers--Paperback Edition, Undated


Box 20 Folder 17 to 19 Cut Galleys, 1980, (3 Folders)



Box 21 Folder 1 "Earlier Version,", Undated


Box 21 Folder 2 "Early Draft of Proposal,", 1976


Box 21 Folder 3 to 6 Edited Xerox, Undated, (4 Folders)


Box 21 Folder 7 to 8 "Erica's Corrections", 1979 (2 Folders), 1979


Box 21 Folder 9 to 12 Final Copyedited Draft, Undated (4 Folders), Undated


Box 21 Folder 13 to 17 Final Draft #3, 1979 (5 Folders), 1979



Box 22 Folder 1 to 4 "Final Final Draft"/"Submitted Copy," Undated (4 Folders), Undated


Box 22 Folder 5 to 8 Final Working Draft, Undated (4 Folders), Undated


Box 22 Folder 9 "First Serial Rights"--Playboy Serialization Letters, 1980



Box 101 Folder 1 "First Serial Rights"--Playboy Serialization Uncorrected Proofs,, 1980



Box 22 Folder 10 to 13 For Copyeditor, Undated (4 Folders), Undated



Box 101 Folder 2 Galleys, 1980



Box 22 Folder 14 to 16 Jon's Edits, 1979 (3 of 4 Folders), 1979



Box 23 Folder 1 Jon's Edits, 1979 (1 of 4 Folders), 1979


Box 23 Folder 2 to 4 "Natalie's Corrected Draft," Undated (3 Folders), Undated


Box 23 Folder 5 to 8 "Old," 1979 (4 Folders), 1979


Box 23 Folder 9 to 11 "Original," Undated (3 Folders), Undated


Box 23 Folder 12 "Pages,", Undated


Box 23 Folder 13 to 15 Photocopy, Undated, (3 Folders)


Box 23 Folder 16 Revised Edition, 2002 (1 of 6 Folders), 2002



Box 24 Folder 1 to 5 Revised Edition, 2002 (5 of 6 Folders), 2002


Box 24 Folder 6 to 14 Rough Drafts, Undated (9 Folders), Undated



Box 25 Folder 1 Second Draft Epilogue, Undated


Box 25 Folder 2 to 4 Uncorrected Proofs, 1980 (3 Folders), 1980


Box 25 Folder 5 "Working Copy,", Undated


Box 25 Folder 6 to 10 Working Draft, Undated (5 Folders), Undated


Box 25 Folder 11 Dramatis Personae, Undated


Film, 1981-1982


Box 25 Folder 12 First Draft, 1981


Box 25 Folder 13 Second Draft, 1981


Box 25 Folder 14 Third Draft, 1982


Box 25 Folder 15 German Reviews, 1980


Box 25 Folder 16 Jacket, 1980


Musical, 1980-1994


Box 25 Folder 17 "Alternative Opening Scene", 1991


Box 25 Folder 18 Contracts, 1980-1989


Box 25 Folder 19 Cut Pages, 1991


Box 25 Folder 20 Correspondence, 1988-1991


Box 25 Folder 21 Outline, 1993-1994


Draft, 1991-1996


Box 25 Folder 22 to 23 General, 1991 (2 of 6 Folders), 1991



Box 26 Folder 1 to 4 General, 1991 (4 of 6 Folders), 1991


Box 26 Folder 5 "Most Recent Draft", 1991


Box 26 Folder 6 to 7 Reading Copy with Music, 1996, (2 Folders)


Box 26 Folder 8 Notices, 1991


Box 26 Folder 9 to 12 Notes, 1979-1980, Undated, 1979-1980, Undated, (4 Folders)


Box 26 Folder 13 Photos--West Wycombe, Undated


Box 26 Folder 14 to 15 Plot Outlines, 1977-1979, (2 Folders)


Publication Material, 1977-1987


Box 26 Folder 16 Acropole, 1979-1981


Box 26 Folder 17 Arbeidespers, 1979-1981


Box 26 Folder 18 Bantam, 1987


Box 26 Folder 19 Bibliography, 1978-1981


Box 26 Folder 20 "Blurbs Extra", 1980-1982


Box 26 Folder 21 "Book Club", 1980


Box 26 Folder 22 Book Tour, 1980-1981


Box 26 Folder 23 Bompiani, 1980-1981


Box 26 Folder 24 Complimentary Copy List, 1980-1981


Box 26 Folder 25 "Eileen Prescott,", 1980-1982


Box 26 Folder 26 End Papers, 1980


Box 26 Folder 27 Film Correspondence, 1981-1987


Box 26 Folder 28 "Film Deal,", 1980-1982


Box 26 Folder 29 Financial, 1980-1981


Box 26 Folder 30 Finnish, 1980-1981


Box 26 Folder 31 "First Serial", 1980


Box 26 Folder 32 Foreign Contracts, 1979-1983



Box 27 Folder 1 Gornall, Anthony, 1980


Box 27 Folder 2 Granada, 1980-1981


Box 27 Folder 3 Grijalbo, 1979-1983


Box 27 Folder 4 Grohndahl, 1982-1983


Box 27 Folder 5 Gyldenal, 1980-1982


Box 27 Folder 6 Interviews, 1980


Box 27 Folder 7 Jacket Copy, 1980


Box 27 Folder 8 New American Library Contracts and Notes, 1977-1984


Box 27 Folder 9 Norstedt, 1979-1981


Box 27 Folder 10 "Playboy-Vernon Smith Pictures,", 1980-1981


Box 27 Folder 11 Production, 1980


Box 27 Folder 12 Promotion and Publicity, 1980-1981


Box 27 Folder 13 Publication Pictures, 1980


Box 27 Folder 14 "Reviews--Luce Clipping Service", 1980


Box 27 Folder 15 Shincho Sha, 1981-1983


Box 27 Folder 16 Style Sheet, 1980


Box 27 Folder 17 "To the Reader", Undated


Box 27 Folder 18 "Vogue", 1980


Box 27 Folder 19 Weilin and Goos (Finnish), 1982


Box 27 Folder 20 to 21 Publicity, 1981 (2 Folders), 1981



Box 100 Folder 3 Publicity Prototype, Undated



Box 27 Folder 22 to 27 Research Material, 1977-1978, Undated, 1977-1978, Undated, (6 Folders)


Box 27 Folder 28 Reviews, 1980-1981


Fear of Flying , 1973-1995



Box 28 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1973


Clippings, 1976-1982


Box 28 Folder 2 French, 1976-1982


Box 28 Folder 3 German, 1976


Box 28 Folder 4 Deborah Richards Ltd Print Quantities, 1977


Drafts, 1973-1983


Box 28 Folder 5 to 7 "Assorted Chapters & Pages--Worksheets," Undated (3 Folders), Undated



Box 29 Folder 1 to 2 "Assorted Chapters & Pages--Worksheets," Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 29 Folder 3 to 4 "Drafts and Revisions," 1973 (2 Folders), 1973


Box 29 Folder 5 to 6 Early Drafts," Undated (2 Folders), Undated



Box 30 Folder 1 to 2 "First Draft," Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 30 Folder 3 to 8 "Outtakes" and Other Writings, 1970s-1983 (6 Folders), 1970s-1983



Box 31 Folder 1 to 2 "Outtakes" and Other Writings, 1970s-1983 (2 Folders), 1970s-1983


Box 31 Folder 3 to 4 "Working," Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 31 Folder 5 Fan Drawing, Undated


Box 31 Folder 6 "Foreign Remittance Info", 1977


Box 31 Folder 7 Promotional Material, 1975


Box 31 Folder 8 "Radio Syndication", 1977


Stage Production, 1978-1995


Box 31 Folder 9 Tom Teicholz, 1995


Box 31 Folder 10 Yugoslavia, 1978


Happily Married Women , 1999-2000


Box 31 Folder 11 Drafts, 1999-2000



Box 27 Folder 29 to 30 Drafts, 1999-2000 (2 Folders), 1999-2000


Box 27 Folder 31 Notes, Undated


How to Save Your Own Life , 1976-1980


Box 27 Folder 32 Censorship Material, 1978-1980



Box 32 Folder 1 to 3 "Copy-Edited MS," Undated (3 Folders), Undated


Box 32 Folder 4 "Discarded Chapters,", Undated


Box 32 Folder 5 "Isadora Goes to Hollywood,", 1976


Box 32 Folder 6 Jacket Copy, 1976


Box 32 Folder 7 to 9 "Long Galleys", 1976 (3 Folders), 1976


Box 32 Folder 10 Publicity Materials, Undated


Box 32 Folder 11 Publicity Packet, 1977-1979


Box 32 Folder 12 "Third Isadora Book,", Undated


Inventing Memory , 1995-2005


Box 32 Folder 13 to 14 Audio Text, 1997 (2 Folders), 1997


Box 32 Folder 15 to 19 Drafts, 1996-1997 (5 Folders), 1996-1997



Box 33 Folder 1 to 2 Drafts, 1996-1997 (2 Folders), 1996-1997


Box 33 Folder 3 to 6 Erica's Revised Manuscript, 1996 (4 Folders), 1996


Box 33 Folder 7 to 8 Notes for Revisions and Additions, 1996 (2 Folders), 1996


Box 33 Folder 9 to 17 Of Blessed Memory--With Floppy Disk, 1995-1996 (9 Folders), 1995-1996



Box 34 Folder 1 to 4 Of Blessed Memory--With Floppy Disk, 1995-1996 (4 Folders), 1995-1996


Box 34 Folder 5 to 7 Office Copy, 1997, (3 Folders)


Box 34 Folder 8 to 11 Proofs, 1997 (4 Folders), 1997


Box 34 Folder 12 to 13 Sophia, 2005 (2 Folders), 2005


Box 34 Folder 14 Notes and Rough Drafts, 1998


Box 34 Folder 15 The Man Who Murdered Poets or Growing Up Bookish , Undated


Molly's/Megan's Book of Divorce , 1983-1987


Box 34 Folder 16 Correspondence, 1983-1987


Drafts, 1984


Box 34 Folder 17 General, Undated



Box 35 Folder 1 "Megan's Book of New York,", Undated


Box 35 Folder 2 Molly's Book of New York-- Manuscript,, Undated


Box 35 Folder 3 Proofs, 1984


Box 35 Folder 4 TV Adaptation, 1985


Box 35 Folder 5 TV Materials, 1984-1985


Box 35 Folder 6 The MS Murders , 1980


Box 35 Folder 7 "My Life as a Dog", 1976


Box 35 Folder 8 to 9 Notebooks (Photocopies), 1980-1982 (2 Folders), 1980-1982


Box 35 Folder 10 Notes, Undated


Parachutes and Kisses , 1982-1985


Box 35 Folder 11 Book Tour Material, 1984


Box 35 Folder 12 Chapter Titles, 1982


Box 35 Folder 13 Correspondence, 1984


Drafts, 1983-1984


Box 35 Folder 14 General, Undated


Box 35 Folder 15 to 18 Chapters 1-19, 1983 (With Floppy Disks), 1983, (4 Folders)


Box 35 Folder 19 to 20 Copy Edited Manuscript, 1984, (2 Folders)



Box 36 Folder 1 to 2 Copy Edited Manuscript, 1984, (2 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 3 to 5 Copy Editor Copy, 1984, (3 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 6 "(Drafts),", Undated


Box 36 Folder 7 Dreamwork Copy, Undated


Box 36 Folder 8 to 13 "E's Working Draft," 1982-1983 (6 Folders), 1982-1983



Box 37 Folder 1 to 3 "E's Working Draft," 1982-1983 (3 Folders), 1982-1983


Box 37 Folder 4 First Draft, Undated


Box 37 Folder 5 to 8 First Serial, Undated, (4 Folders)


First Typed Rough Draft, 1983


Box 37 Folder 9 to 11 Copy, 1983, (3 Folders)


Box 37 Folder 12 to 14 October 27, 1983, (3 Folders)


Latest Draft, 1981-1984


Box 37 Folder 15 December 23, 1981



Box 38 Folder 1 December 23, 1981


Box 38 Folder 3 to 5 February 26, 1984, (3 Folders)


Box 38 Folder 6 to 7 "MS Storage,", Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 38 Folder 8 to 10 New Draft, February 1984, (3 Folders)


Box 38 Folder 11 to 13 Next-to-Last Draft, 1984 (3 Folders), 1984


Box 38 Folder 14 "P & K" Copy, Undated


Box 38 Folder 15 to 16 Printout, 1983, (2 Folders)



Box 39 Folder 1 Printout, 1983


Proofs, 1984


Box 39 Folder 2 Author's Set, 1984


Box 39 Folder 3 First, 1984


Box 39 Folder 4 to 7 Publisher Copy, Undated, (4 Folders)


Box 39 Folder 8 Fan Mail, 1984


Box 39 Folder 9 to 10 Galleys, 1984, (2 Folders)


Box 39 Folder 11 "Notes and Ideas", Undated


Box 39 Folder 12 Permissions, 1984


Box 39 Folder 13 Promotional Material, 1984


Box 39 Folder 14 Publicity, 1984


Reviews, 1984-1985


Box 39 Folder 15 to 16 French, 1984-1985 (2 Folders), 1984-1985


Box 39 Folder 17 German, 1985


Sappho's Leap , 2000-2004


Box 39 Folder 18 Correspondence, 2004


Drafts, 2000-2002


Box 39 Folder 19 to 20 General, 2000-2001 (2 Folders), 2000-2001



Box 40 Folder 1 to 11 General, 2000-2001 (11 Folders), 2000-2001


Box 40 Folder 12 Afterword, 2002


Chronological


Box 40 Folder 13 to 19 Drafts, 2000 Apr- 2001 Feb (7 Folders), 2000, 2001



Box 41 Folder 1 to 18 Drafts, 2001 Feb-2002 Mar (18 Folders), 2001



Box 42 Folder 1 to 8 Drafts 2002 Mar-Oct (8 Folders), 2002


Box 42 Folder 9 Chapter 19-22, 2001


Box 42 Folder 10 Chapter 24, Undated


Box 42 Folder 11 Chapter 28, 2002


Box 42 Folder 12 Intro Drafts, 2001


Box 42 Folder 13 Intro/Outline Drafts, Undated


Box 42 Folder 14 to 15 Prologue, 2000 (2 Folders), 2000


Box 42 Folder 16 Prologue, Notes, and Outtakes, 2000


Box 42 Folder 17 to 19 "Edits", 2002 (3 Folders), 2002


Box 42 Folder 20 "Erica's Revisions", 2002



Box 43 Folder 1 to 2 "Erica's Revisions", 2002 (2 Folders), 2002


Box 43 Folder 3 to 5 "Revisions", 2002 (3 Folders), 2002


Research, 2000-2002


Box 43 Folder 6 General, 2002


Box 43 Folder 7 "Ancient Greece", 2001


Box 43 Folder 8 Articles, 2002


Box 43 Folder 9 Notes, 2000-2001


Box 43 Folder 10 The Scam: A Caper Novel , Undated


Serenissima , 1984-1989


Box 43 Folder 11 Correspondence and Research Materials, Undated


Drafts, 1984-1987


Box 43 Folder 12 to 18 General, Undated (7 Folders), Undated



Box 44 Folder 1 General, undated


Box 44 Folder 2 to 3 1, Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 44 Folder 4 to 5 2--with hand corrections, Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 44 Folder 6 to 9 3, Undated (4 Folders), Undated


Box 44 Folder 10 "1st Draft", Undated


Box 44 Folder 11 to 12 "Alternate Revision", 1986 (2 Folders), 1986


Box 44 Folder 13 "Copy Second Draft,", Undated


Box 44 Folder 14 to 15 "E's Final Revision,", 1986, (2 Folders)


Box 44 Folder 16 to 17 "E's Revisions," 1985 (2 Folders), 1985


Box 44 Folder 18 "E's Working Draft", 1985



Box 45 Folder 1 to 3 Editor's Corrections, 1986 (3 Folders), 1986


Box 45 Folder 4 to 5 "Erica's Working Draft-Draft #2," Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 45 Folder 6 to 8 Final, Undated (3 Folders), Undated


Box 45 Folder 9 to 10 "Final Draft,", 1986, (2 Folders)


Galleys, 1987


Box 45 Folder 11 "Author's Marked Set,", 1987


Box 45 Folder 12 "Master,", 1987


Box 45 Folder 13 to 14 "Hand Written Drafts," Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 45 Folder 15 to 16 "Nan's Last Edit,", 1987, (2 Folders)



Box 46 Folder 1 to 2 Notes, 1984-1985, (2 Folders)


Box 46 Folder 3 "Odd Pages,", Undated


Box 46 Folder 4 Old Draft/First Edits, Undated


Box 46 Folder 5 to 6 "Penultimate," Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 46 Folder 7 "Ronnie's Notes", 1986


Box 46 Folder 8 "Rough Drafts,", Undated


Box 46 Folder 9 to 10 Uncorrected Proof, 1987 (2 Folders), 1987


Box 46 Folder 11 Working Copy, 1984


Box 46 Folder 12 Publicity Materials, 1986-1987


Box 46 Folder 13 Research, 1985


Box 46 Folder 14 Research Material, undated



Box 101 Folder 3 Research Material, undated



Box 46 Folder 15 Reviews--Drafts and Correspondence, 1987


Box 46 Folder 16 Screenplay, 1989


Box 46 Folder 17 Some Object of Love--Drafts, Undated


Box 46 Folder 18 Stratford Will , Undated


Box 46 Folder 19 The Thirty-Ninth Year of Meredith Binder , Undated


Subseries II.3: Non-Fiction, 1937-1999

Arranged alphabetically, included here are Erica Jong's published and unpublished non-fiction works, both longer, book-length works (includingThe Devil at Large, Fear of Fifty, Witches) as well as shorter pieces and essays. The working drafts are often heavily annotated. Related materials, including correspondence, notes, interviews, clippings, offprints, printouts, and photographs, have been kept in their original arrangement.

Some Henry Miller correspondence, which pre-dates Jong's acquaintance with Miller, as well as the Jong-Miller correspondence is located in this subseries.


The Devil at Large , 1937-1992


Box 46 Folder 20 60 Minutes--Transcript, 1975



Box 100 Folder 4 Claus Lutterbeck Article, undated


Correspondence, 1974-1990s



Box 46 Folder 21 to 22 General, 1974-1992, undated, 1974-1992, undated


Box 46 Folder 23 Typed with Notes, 1990s



Box 100 Folder 5 Cover Proofs, undated


Drafts, 1988-1992



Box 46 Folder 24 to 25 General, 1992 (2 Folders), 1992


Box 46 Folder 26 "Born Hungry,", 1992


Box 46 Folder 27 Chapters III & IV, 1992



Box 47 Folder 1 "Copies of Speigel Piece,", 1991


Box 47 Folder 2 Early Drafts with Notes, 1988-1990, Undated, 1988-1990, Undated


Box 47 Folder 3 to 14 "EJ on HM [Henry Miller],", 1992, (12 Folders)


Box 47 Folder 15 "HM,", 1989


Box 47 Folder 16 "Henry and Me,", 1992


Box 47 Folder 17 to 18 "Henry Miller: The Last Man Alive,", Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 47 Folder 19 "Just a Brooklyn Boy,", 1992



Box 48 Folder 1 to 7 "Just a Brooklyn Boy,", 1992, (7 Folders)


Box 48 Folder 8 to 9 "Must We Burn Miller?", 1991-1992, (2 Folders)


Box 48 Folder 10 "Sex-Libris,", 1991


Box 48 Folder 11 to 13 "Sexomania/Sexophobia,", 1992, (3 Folders)


Box 48 Folder 14 "Tropic of Henry,", 1991


Box 48 Folder 15 Typewritten, 1989


Box 48 Folder 16 to 19 Working, 1990-1991, Undated (4 of 8 Folders), 1990-1991, Undated



Box 49 Folder 1 to 4 Working, 1990-1991, Undated (4 of 8 Folders), 1990-1991, Undated


Box 49 Folder 5 "Fear and How it Gets That Way,", 1976


Box 49 Folder 6 George Belmont French Bio, Undated


Box 49 Folder 7 "Henry Miller," 1984, 1989, 1984, 1989


Henry Miller Materials, 1937-1989


Box 49 Folder 8 to 18 General, 1937-1976, (11 Folders)


Box 49 Folder 19 to 22 Crazy Cock, 1989, Undated (4 of 7 Folders), 1989, Undated



Box 50 Folder 1 to 3 Crazy Cock, 1989, undated, 1989, undated


Box 50 Folder 4 "Material," 1989, Undated, 1989, Undated


Box 50 Folder 5 to 6 Molloch , Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 50 Folder 7 to 9 Published Pieces--With Notes, 1937-1980, (3 Folders)


Box 50 Folder 10 "Henry Miller Versus the Politically Correct,", 1982-1992


Box 50 Folder 11 "HM Book Related Material,", 1992


Box 50 Folder 12 "HM Tribute,", 1989


Interview Transcripts, 1969-1990


Box 50 Folder 13 to 14 Jong and Belmont, 1990, (2 Folders)


Box 50 Folder 15 Miller and Bradley, 1969


Box 50 Folder 16 to 18 "Jong/Miller Correspondence"--Originals, 1974-1978, (3 Folders)


Box 50 Folder 19 Lawrence Durrell Interview, 1990


Box 50 Folder 20 Miller Interview Carbons, 1991


Box 50 Folder 21 "Milleriana,"--Henry Miller Correspondence, 1948-1952


Box 50 Folder 22 Photographs, 1974-1975


Box 50 Folder 23 Publication--General, 1992


Essays, 1967-1999



Box 51 Folder 1 to 14 General, 1960s-1999, (14 Folders)


Box 51 Folder 15 Andrea Dworkin Interview and Information, 1984-1987


Box 51 Folder 16 "Beauty and the Beast: A Girl's Guide to Men,", 1988


Box 51 Folder 17 "Blood and Guts,", 1980


Box 51 Folder 18 "Book of Essays and Assorted Prose," 1970s, Undated, 1970s, Undated


Box 51 Folder 19 to 20 Collected Essays, 1980s, (2 Folders)


Box 51 Folder 21 "Class News Parody", 1972


Box 51 Folder 22 "Crow at the Y: An Evening With Ted Hughes,", 1971



Box 52 Folder 1 to 2 "Current Unfinished Business,", 1973-1981, (2 Folders)


Box 52 Folder 3 "Erotic Writing By Women", Undated


Box 52 Folder 4 "East-West Blues: A New Yorker Goes West,", 1976-1987


Box 52 Folder 5 'The Federation of Creators,", 1995


Box 52 Folder 6 "Fetal Heartbeat,", 1978-1979


Box 52 Folder 7 to 8 "The Forbidden City: Venice", 1985 (2 Folders), 1985


Box 52 Folder 9 "Giving Birth to Life," 1970s


Box 52 Folder 10 "Goodbye to Henry-san" Proofs, 1980


Box 52 Folder 11 "Good Girl,", Undated


Box 52 Folder 12 Hillary Clinton, 1999


Box 52 Folder 13 "How I Write," 1974-1987, Undated, 1974-1987, Undated


Box 52 Folder 14 "Human Rights and the Artist", 1998


Box 52 Folder 15 "Imagining Utopia (or If Women Ruled the World)"-- New Woman , 1989


Box 52 Folder 16 "Interviews,", 1970s-1980s


Interviews, 1998-1999


Box 52 Folder 17 to 19 Jane Campion, 1999 (3 Folders), 1999


Box 52 Folder 20 Corriere della Sera , 1999


Box 52 Folder 21 Woody Allen, 1998


Box 52 Folder 22 "Introductions,", 1970s-1980s


Box 52 Folder 23 Intro 100 Best Novels by 20th Century Women, , 1999


Box 52 Folder 24 "Larry Durrell, Pagan Provence, & Miller's Vast Ghost,", Undated


Box 52 Folder 25 Introductions--Margaret Atwood and Sonia Sanchez, Undated


Box 52 Folder 26 "Literary Topics (General),", 1970s-1980s


Box 52 Folder 27 "Lolita Turns Thirty,", 1988


Box 52 Folder 28 "Making Notes", Undated


Box 52 Folder 29 MLA Panel Discussion Transcript, Undated


Box 52 Folder 30 "Myth of Women's Liberation", Undated


Box 52 Folder 31 "On the Poetry of Patricia Goedicke, 1976


Box 52 Folder 32 "Places, People & Peopled Places", Undated


Box 52 Folder 33 Published, 1973-1979


Reviews, 1972-1983


Box 52 Folder 34 General, 1974-1983



Box 53 Folder 1 " Three Sisters: A Review", 1972


Box 53 Folder 2 "Tagged By My Tag Line,", Undated


Box 53 Folder 3 'Trip to Russia"--Handwritten, 1982


Box 53 Folder 4 "Unpublished,", Undated


Box 53 Folder 5 "Venice"--New York Times , 1986


Box 53 Folder 6 "View From the Bridge" Columns, 1967


Box 53 Folder 7 "What Do Women Want?"--Drafts and Galleys, Undated


Box 53 Folder 8 "Women & Age: Celebration or Rage?" 1987, Undated, 1987, Undated


Box 53 Folder 9 "Women and AIDS", 1985


Box 53 Folder 10 "Women & Men's Issues," 1974-1987, Undated, 1974-1987, Undated


Box 53 Folder 11 "A Writer's Book of Days (& Nights)", 1990


Box 53 Folder 12 "Writing a First Novel,", Undated


Box 53 Folder 13 "Writing for Your Life", Undated


Fear of Fifty , 1992-1994


Box 53 Folder 14 to 15 Audio Transcript--Abridged, 1994, (2 Folders)


Box 53 Folder 16 Chapter Heading Pages and Notes, 1994


Drafts, 1992-1994


Box 53 Folder 17 to 23 General, 1992-1994 (7 of 36 Folders), 1992-1994



Box 54 Folder 1 to 16 General, 1992-1994 (16 of 36 Folders), 1992-1994



Box 55 Folder 1 to 13 General, 1992-1994 (13 of 36 Folders), 1992-1994


Box 55 Folder 14 to 15 1-564, 1993-1994 (2 of 3 Folders), 1993-1994



Box 56 Folder 1 1-564, 1993-1994 (1 of 3 Folders), 1993-1994


Box 56 Folder 2 to 5 Copyedited Manuscript, 1994, (4 Folders)


Box 56 Folder 6 to 12 'February Draft,", 1994, (7 Folders)


Box 56 Folder 13 "Fifty II/Chaps 13 and 14,", 1994


Box 56 Folder 14 "For Fifty II,", 1993


Box 56 Folder 15 to 17 "March Draft," 1994 (3 of 6 Folders), 1994



Box 57 Folder 1 to 3 "March Draft," 1994 (3 of 6 Folders), 1994


Box 57 Folder 4 "Screwed up Ch 13,", Undated


Box 57 Folder 5 to 7 "UK Edit,", 1994, (3 Folders)


Box 57 Folder 8 "Editor Notes,", 1993-1994


Box 57 Folder 9 "Erica's Original Cuts,"1994


Box 57 Folder 10 to 17 Proofs, 1994 (8 Folders), 1994



Box 58 Folder 1 The Gift Book, 1998 (with floppy disk), 1998


Larry Flynt, 1988-1999


Box 58 Folder 2 Affidavit of Gail Barr, 1998-1999


Box 58 Folder 3 Andrea Dworkin vs. Hustler Magazine, 1999


Box 58 Folder 4 An Unseemly Man--Book, 1996 (dedicated to EJ), 1996


Box 58 Folder 5 Floppy Disks, 1999


Box 58 Folder 6 to 7 It Takes a Pornographer…And Lots of Pussy--Drafts, 1999, (2 Folders)


Box 58 Folder 8 Notes, 1999


Box 58 Folder 9 to 10 VHS Tapes, 1989, Undated, 1989, Undated, (2 Folders)


Witches , 1970s-1983


Box 58 Folder 11 to 12 Color Copy--Unbound, 1981, (2 Folders)


Box 58 Folder 13 Copyright Page, 1981


Box 58 Folder 14 Correspondence--Fan Mail, 1982


Box 58 Folder 15 to 17 Drafts, 1981 (3 of 6 Folders), 1981



Box 59 Folder 1 to 3 Drafts, 1981 (3 of 6 Folders), 1981


Box 59 Folder 4 French Translation, 1982


Box 59 Folder 5 to 8 Notes, 1970s (4 Folders), 1970s


Box 59 Folder 9 Proofs, 1981


Box 59 Folder 10 Publicity Material, 1981


Research Files


Box 59 Folder 11 to 13 General, 1970s


Box 59 Folder 14 "A Casebook of Witchcraft,", Undated


Box 59 Folder 15 "The Malleus Maleficarum,", 1977


Box 59 Folder 16 "Midwife and the Witch,", 1966


Box 59 Folder 17 Photo Binder, Undated


Box 59 Folder 18 Satanism and Witchcraft, Undated


Box 59 Folder 19 Witches and Their Craft, 1977


Box 59 Folder 20 "Witchcraft" Research, 1970s


Box 59 Folder 21 Witchcraft in Europe, 1974


Box 59 Folder 22 Reviews, 1981-1983


Subseries II.4: Scripts and Screenplays, 1976-1995

Drafts and related correspondence and promotional materials of adaptations of Jong's texts for the screen or the stage comprise this subseries. Some texts are original works designed for visual productions, including a screenplay entitledLove Al Dentewritten in collaboration with her third husband, science-fiction writer Jonathan Fast.


Love, Al Dente , 1976



Box 60 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1976


Box 60 Folder 2 to 14 Drafts, Undated (13 Folders), Undated


Box 60 Folder 15 to 16 Notes, Outlines, and Early Sketches, Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 60 Folder 17 Outline and Inserts, Undated


Box 60 Folder 18 to 21 Working Copy, 1976 (4 Folders), 1976


Box 60 Folder 22 Park Avenue , Undated


Box 60 Folder 23 to 24 Plays, Undated (2 Folders), Undated


Box 60 Folder 25 The Sex Life of…-- Manuscript, Undated



Box 61 Folder 1 to 2 Spring and Greene, untitled (2 Folders)


Box 61 Folder 3 Sublet, or Nobody's Business , Undated


Box 61 Folder 4 Unescorted--Screenplay--Drafts, 1984


Box 61 Folder 5 The White Goddess , 1995


The Women's Group/Love Addicts , 1990-1991


Box 61 Folder 6 to 14 Drafts, 1991 (9 Folders), 1991


Box 61 Folder 15 Notes, circa.1990


Box 61 Folder 16 "Women Who Sometimes Appear In Group,", 1991


Box 61 Folder 17 Wooster Street (TV Series) Synopsis, 1990


Subseries II.5: Writings By Others, 1982-2002

Drafts and completed works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and scholarly criticism sent to, or acquired by, Erica Jong are found in this subseries.


Box 61 Folder 18 Chase, Barbara Jonas, 1982


Box 61 Folder 19 Edna O'Brien--Novella, Undated


Box 61 Folder 20 to 21 "Feminism and the Politics of Literary Reputation: The Example of Erica Jong," by Dr. Charlotte Templin,, 1991, (2 Folders)


Box 61 Folder 22 Hodgman, Helen, 1988


Box 61 Folder 23 Jonathan Fast Book Cover, Undated


Box 61 Folder 24 Katz, Alan--"Sam" Screenplay, 1985


Box 61 Folder 25 Later , 1989


Box 61 Folder 26 to 27 "Lo's Diary" by Pia Pera, 1999 (2 Folders), 1999



Box 62 Folder 1 Maraini, Dacia, 2002


Box 62 Folder 2 Middleton, Thomas H.--Poetry, Undated


Box 62 Folder 3 Naomi Wolf, 1998 (includes floppy disk), 1998


Box 62 Folder 4 "Remarks to New York Women's Forum,", 1982


Scholarly Papers on Jong, 1977-2001


Box 62 Folder 5 to 6 General, 1977-1979, (2 Folders)


Box 62 Folder 7 Holm, Astrid--"The Ambivalence of the Modern Woman's Life-Situation,", 1979


Box 62 Folder 8 "Jewish Humor Conference", 1986


Box 62 Folder 9 Kloke, Wendy--M.A. Thesis, 2001


Box 62 Folder 10 "Scholarly Works on Fanny", 1980


Box 62 Folder 11 Schulman, Grace--Poetry, Undated