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

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Series IV: Erica Jong Files--as organized by Jong

This series is composed of a trove of files labeled and organized by Jong. Included here are documents and correspondence related to organizations in which Jong was involved; book reviews, clippings, drafts, essays and articles by and about Jong; requests and invitations to speak; material regarding foreign publishers; various fiction and non-fiction pieces and loose notes; and photographs. Jong's original arrangement of the material has been maintained throughout this series.


Subseries IV.1: Personal / Business Files, 1974-2008

These are numbered and arranged personal files, consisting mostly of business correspondence and documents pertaining to all of Jong's published works. There are also some essays and creative documents, such as a screenplay adaptation of Jong'sFanny Hackabout Jones,in the files.



Box 62 Folder 12 to 21 Correspondence, 1995-2006 (10 Folders), 1995-2006

[Restricted until 2040]



Box 72 Folder 1 to 14 Correspondence, 1995-2006

[Restricted until 2040]



Box 73 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1999-2001

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 73 Folder 2 to 6 Fear of Flying, 1994-2004 (5 Folders), 1994-2004


Box 73 Folder 7 to 8 Sterling Lord, 1987-1989 (2 Folders), 1987-1989


Box 73 Folder 9 Loveroot , 1993-1999


Box 73 Folder 10 to 13 How to Save Your Own Life, 1976-2005 (4 Folders), 1976-2005


Box 73 Folder 14 to 16 Legal Files, 1989-2005 (3 Files), 1989-2005

[Restricted until 2040]



Box 74 Folder 1 to 2 Legal Files, 1989-2005 (3 Files), 1989-2005

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 74 Folder 3 to 7 Correspondence, 1979-2005 (4 of 11 Folders), 1979-2005

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 74 Folder 8 to 13 Correspondence, 1979-2005 (7 of 11 Folders), 1979-2005

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 74 Folder 14 to 15 Any Woman's Blues, 1989-2003 (2 Folders), 1989-2003



Box 75 Folder 1 to 5 Any Woman's Blues, 1978-2008 (5 Folders), 1978-2008


Box 75 Folder 6 to 9 What Women Want, 1998-2008 (4 Folders), 1998-2008


Box 75 Folder 10 At the Edge of the Body , 1989-2003


Box 75 Folder 11 Fruits & Vegetables , 1991-2003


Box 75 Folder 12 Half-Lives , 1990-2001


Box 75 Folder 13 Fear of Flying, 1980-2006



Box 76 Folder 1 to 10 Fear of Flying , 1974-2006, (10 folders)


Box 76 Folder 11 to 13 Sappho's Leap, 2002-2005, (3 Folders)



Box 77 Folder 1 to 10 Fanny Hackabout Jones , 1979-2007, (10 Folders)


Box 77 Folder 11 to 12 Witches , 1991-2008, (2 Folders)


Box 77 Folder 13 to 14 Megan's Book of Divorce , Undated



Box 78 Folder 1 to 3 Parachutes & Kisses , 1984-2008, (3 Folders)


Box 78 Folder 4 to 9 Serenissima , 1987-2003, (6 Folders)


Box 78 Folder 10 to 11 Becoming Light , 1991-1997, (2 Folders)


Box 78 Folder 12 Scherz , 1993-1994


Box 78 Folder 13 The Devil at Large , 1998-2007



Box 79 Folder 1 to 2 The Devil at Large, 1989-2007 (2 Folders), 1989-2007


Box 79 Folder 3 to 11 Fear of Fifty, 1992-2003 (9 Folders), 1992-2003



Box 80 Folder 1 Fear of Fifty , 1992-2003


Box 80 Folder 2 to 8 Inventing Memory , 1991-2003, (7 Folders)


Subseries IV.2: Project Files, 1970-1993

The material in this subseries pertains to a wide array of Jong's professional and personal projects. As Jong kept her correspondence along with her project files, this arrangement has been maintained. Files named for periodicals usually contain drafts of Jong's pieces written for the given publication.


Box 80 Folder 9 General--Periodicals, Undated


Box 80 Folder 10 "About Fear of Flying," , 1973


Box 80 Folder 11 "Actor's Theatre of Louisville,", 1988


Box 80 Folder 12 "Adrienne Rich--rev. for MS. Diving into the Wr.," , 1972


Box 80 Folder 13 "American Association of Publishers,", 1980-1985


Box 80 Folder 14 "The American Book Awards,", 1979-1981


Box 80 Folder 15 "American Federation of Television and Radio Artists,", 1987


Box 80 Folder 16 "American Poetry Review,", 1972-1974


Box 80 Folder 17 "Anne Sexton (about her),", 1976-1986


Box 80 Folder 18 "Anne Sexton rev. of Death Notebooks-MS. mag,", 1974-1980


Box 80 Folder 19 "Anthologies,", 1987-1988


Box 80 Folder 20 "Antonia Fraser,", Undated


Box 80 Folder 21 "Ararat Review,", 1983


Box 80 Folder 22 "Are You Faithful Darling?", 1987-1989



Box 81 Folder 1 "The Artist and the Law,", 1976


Box 81 Folder 2 "Artist as Housewife,", 1972


Box 81 Folder 3 "At the Edge of the Body,", 1978-1986


Box 81 Folder 4 to 10 "Author's Guild,", 1988-1993, (7 Folders)


Box 81 Folder 11 "Back in the Fifties,", 1980s


Box 81 Folder 12 "Best Reviews,", 1973-1980


Box 81 Folder 13 "Betty Friedan,", 1981


Box 81 Folder 14 "Blood and Guts,", 1976-1979


Box 81 Folder 15 "Book Digest", 1975-1981


Box 81 Folder 16 "Books Donated,", 1978-1985


Box 81 Folder 17 "The Book, the Book (Library of Congress Study),", 1978-1983


Box 81 Folder 18 "Books Donated", 1978-1985


Box 81 Folder 19 "Bookviews", 1978


Box 81 Folder 20 "Bridgeport Post,", 1979-1980


Box 81 Folder 21 "Casanova (Intro),", 1983-1984


Box 81 Folder 22 "Caveat Lector,", 1973


Box 81 Folder 23 "Chicago Tribune", 1984


Box 81 Folder 24 "Colette,", 1975


Box 81 Folder 25 "Colette: Intoxicating Freedom,", 1975


Box 81 Folder 26 "Colette: review of Crosland biog for MS. Mag.", 1973


Box 81 Folder 27 "Columbia Forum,", 1972-1974


Box 81 Folder 28 "Confessions of a Librophiliac,", 1979


Box 81 Folder 29 "Cooking with the One You Love,", 1977



Box 82 Folder 1 "Cosmopolitan", 1977-1985


Box 82 Folder 2 "COUP (short story),", Undated


Box 82 Folder 3 "Creative Artists Public Service Program,", 1971-1976


Box 82 Folder 4 "The Crossing Press,", 1973


Box 82 Folder 5 "Current Publicity,", Undated


Box 82 Folder 6 "Daughters: Essay,", Undated


Box 82 Folder 7 "Donna Juan's Lament,", 1987


Box 82 Folder 8 "Doris Lessing--review," 1972, Undated, 1972, Undated


Box 82 Folder 9 "Duplicates (essays),", 1974-1981


Box 82 Folder 10 "Elaine Showalter (A Lit. of Their Own),", 1977


Box 82 Folder 11 "Enduring Fascination of the Younger Man,", 1985


Box 82 Folder 12 "Equal Rights Amendment", 1978


Box 82 Folder 13 to 14 "Erica Jong Pending," 1980-1986 (2 Folders), 1980-1986


Box 82 Folder 15 "ESSAYS (Extras),", 1974-1977


Box 82 Folder 16 to 17 "ESSAYS (pub. & unpub.),", 1975-1986, (2 Folders)


Box 82 Folder 18 "Fanny Hill Intro,", 1978-1979


Box 82 Folder 19 "Finding Sylvia Plath's Voice,", 1973


Box 82 Folder 20 "Finished Work,", Undated


Box 82 Folder 21 to 22 "Fischer Verlag (German Publisher)", 1976-1980, (2 Folders)


Box 82 Folder 23 "Forbidden City: Venice,", 1980


Box 82 Folder 24 "For My Daughter on her Second Birthday,", 1980


Box 82 Folder 25 "Freedom Not to Lie,", 1978-1981


Box 82 Folder 26 "Glamour,", 1983-1988


Box 82 Folder 27 "Gleasner, Diana,", 1978-1981


Box 82 Folder 28 "Goddess Rising,", 1981-1986


Box 82 Folder 29 "Harper's Magazine,", 1984-1986


Box 82 Folder 30 "Henry Miller Op-Ed piece,", 1974



Box 83 Folder 1 "Hite Report, 1976-1979


Box 83 Folder 2 "Hofstra Writers Conference,", 1974


Box 83 Folder 3 "If Women Ruled the World,", 1989


Box 83 Folder 4 "Increasing Readership,", 1979


Box 83 Folder 5 to 6 "Interviews,", 1977-1988, (2 Folders)


Box 83 Folder 7 "James Chace,", 1983-1984


Box 83 Folder 8 to 9 "Jane Fonda--Ladies Home Journal,", 1983-1988, (2 Folders)


Box 83 Folder 10 "Joyce Carol Oates,", 1984


Box 83 Folder 11 "Konglomerati Press,", 1978-1979


Box 83 Folder 12 "LA Times", 1976-1986


Box 83 Folder 13 "Los Angeles Magazine", 1979


Box 83 Folder 14 "Lecture Trips,", 1988-1989


Box 83 Folder 15 "Letter from the Author to the Reader, Re HTSYOL,", 1977


Box 83 Folder 16 "Letters About Women Writers," 1977, 1979, 1977, 1979


Box 83 Folder 17 "Library of Congress Reading Study,", 1984


Box 83 Folder 18 "Literary Guild,", 1976


Box 83 Folder 19 to 20 "Lolita Intro,", 1987-1988, (2 Folders)


Box 83 Folder 21 "London Trip,", 1994


Box 83 Folder 22 "Lonnie Barbach--Review,", Undated


Box 83 Folder 23 to 24 "Love Al Dente,", 1976-1977, (2 Folders)


Box 83 Folder 25 Magazine Littéraire: Vladimir Nabokov,", 1986


Box 83 Folder 26 "Magazine Publisher's Association,", 1975


Box 83 Folder 27 "Magic Transparent Tape (essay),", 1974


Box 83 Folder 28 "Making Ends Meet (review),", 1976


Box 83 Folder 29 "Marge Piercy--Judith Leet,", 1976


Box 83 Folder 30 Massachusetts Review , 1973



Box 84 Folder 1 "Moll Flanders Intro,", Undated


Box 84 Folder 2 "the moon in its flight --short story,", Undated


Box 84 Folder 3 "More International Cultural Seminar--Tokyo" 1977-1978 (photos), 1977-1978


Box 84 Folder 4 "MS (magazine),", 1972-1982


Box 84 Folder 5 "Myth of Women's Liberation in Amer.,", Undated


Box 84 Folder 6 The Nation , 1970-1972


Box 84 Folder 7 The New Republic , 1978-1980


Box 84 Folder 8 New Woman Mag., 1985-1987


Box 84 Folder 9 Newsday , 1984-1985


Box 84 Folder 10 Newsweek , 1977-1988


Box 84 Folder 11 New Yorker , 1975-1983


Box 84 Folder 12 New York Magazine , 1974


Box 84 Folder 13 New York Quarterly, 1973-1980


Box 84 Folder 14 to 15 New York Times , 1972-1994, (2 Folders)


Box 84 Folder 16 to 17 New York Times Book Review, 1976-1986, (2 Folders)


Box 84 Folder 18 "The Oldest Revolution,", Undated


Box 84 Folder 19 "On Being a Cover Girl,", Undated


Box 84 Folder 20 "Papa: A Memoir,", 1981-1982


Box 84 Folder 21 Parade, 1980-1981


Box 84 Folder 22 The Paris Review , 1975-1981



Box 85 Folder 1 "Parker Ladd,", 1979-1980


Box 85 Folder 2 Partisan Review , 1973-1974


Box 85 Folder 3 Penthouse , 1975


Box 85 Folder 4 to 5 "Plath,", 1971-1986, (2 Folders)


Box 85 Folder 6 to 10 Playboy Magazine, 1975-1988, (5 Folders)


Box 85 Folder 11 Ploughshares , 1987


Box 85 Folder 12 "Poems--Subsidiary Rights (Holt),", 1973-1974


Box 85 Folder 13 Poetry (Chicago),", 1965-1978


Box 85 Folder 14 "Poetry Society of America,", 1971-1972


Box 85 Folder 15 to 18 Poets & Writers , 1977-1987, (4 Folders)


Box 85 Folder 19 "The Prince & the Virgin,", 1981


Box 85 Folder 20 "Publicity,", 1973-1976


Box 85 Folder 21 Publisher's Weekly , 1977-1979


Box 85 Folder 22 Pubishing File--Fear of Flying and How to Save Your Own Life , 1972-1988


Box 85 Folder 23 "Readings, Poetry Conferences,", 1972-1989


Box 85 Folder 24 Redbook Magazine, 1974-1981



Box 86 Folder 1 Red Cedar Review , 1975


"Requests"


Box 86 Folder 2 "Autobiographing," 1977, 1983-1985, 1977, 1983-1985


Box 86 Folder 3 "Interviews,", 1975-1987


Box 86 Folder 4 "Interviews--European,", 1975-1987


Box 86 Folder 5 "Readings,", 1978-1980


Box 86 Folder 6 to 7 "Reprint (Essays, etc.),", 1977-1985, (2 Folders)


Box 86 Folder 8 to 9 "Speaking,", 1975-1985, (2 Folders)


Box 86 Folder 10 "Translations,", 1974-1985


Box 86 Folder 11 "TV-Radio-Drama,", 1977-1984


Box 86 Folder 12 "Requiem for a Mouse,", 1977-1978


Box 86 Folder 13 "Reviews,", Undated


Box 86 Folder 14 "A Revolution in Consciousness,", 1978


Box 86 Folder 15 "Roald Dahl,", 1983


Box 86 Folder 16 "Room With a View,", 1988


Box 86 Folder 17 "Sara Davidson: Loose Change,", 1977


Box 86 Folder 18 Saturday Review , 1981-1984


Box 86 Folder 19 "The Seamy Side of the Author's Life,", Undated


Box 86 Folder 20 "Selleck,", 1983-1985


Box 86 Folder 21 SHE Magazine , 1988


Box 86 Folder 22 "Solitude,", 1979


Box 86 Folder 23 "Speaking of Love,", 1977


Box 86 Folder 24 "Special Edition-Ch 13,", 1978-1980


Box 86 Folder 25 "The Square Root of Writing (essay),", Undated


Box 86 Folder 26 "The Strange Case of Philip Roth,", Undated


Box 86 Folder 27 "Succeed at Your Own Risk,", 1975


Box 86 Folder 28 "Sweet Smutty Schlock,", 1976


Box 86 Folder 29 "Three Sisters,", 1972


Box 86 Folder 30 to 32 "Towards a Truce Bt. The Sexes (Andrea Dworkin),", 1978-1988, (3 Folders)


"Treatments--Synop."


Box 86 Folder 33 "Demetra Z.: A Novel,", Undated


Box 86 Folder 34 "The Scam: A Caper Novel,", Undated


Box 86 Folder 35 "Some Object of Love: A Novel,", Undated



Box 87 Folder 1 TV Guide (Proposed piece),", 1981-1982


Box 87 Folder 2 Uncollected Articles and Reviews, Undated


Box 87 Folder 3 "UNITAR,", 1980-1981


Box 87 Folder 4 to 5 "Unpub. Short Stor." 1972-1975, Undated, 1972-1975, Undated, (2 Folders)


Box 87 Folder 6 "Unpublished Work,", Undated


Box 87 Folder 7 Vanity Fair, 1986


Box 87 Folder 8 VIVA , 1976


Box 87 Folder 9 Vogue , 1980-1987


Box 87 Folder 10 Vogue (Witch Piece), 1982


Box 87 Folder 11 Vogue--Condé Nast--Mademoiselle , 1965-1977


Box 87 Folder 12 "Walt Whitman Review,", 1980


Box 87 Folder 13 "Washington Post,", 1986


Box 87 Folder 14 "Wendy Martin Interview,", 1981


Box 87 Folder 15 "Whatever Happened to the Zipless Fuck?", 1989


Box 87 Folder 16 "Who's Who in Society,", 1988-1989


Box 87 Folder 17 "Woman's Day,", 1976


Box 87 Folder 18 "Woman's Forum, 1987-1989


Box 87 Folder 19 "Working Woman,", 1988


Box 87 Folder 20 "Writer as Sexual Guru,", Undated


Box 87 Folder 21 "Writer's Book of Days,", 1977


Box 87 Folder 22 Writer's Digest , 1980-1981


Box 87 Folder 23 "Writer's Guild of America,", 1973-1989


Box 87 Folder 24 to 26 "Writer's Organizations,", 1972-1989, (3 Folders)


Box 87 Folder 27 "Writing a First Novel,", 1974


Box 87 Folder 28 "Yaddo,", Undated


Box 87 Folder 29 "You Have to Be Liberated to Laugh,", 1980


Subseries IV.3: Business Files, 1974-1995

Jong's business files, which were received labeled and organized, have been kept intact. These files include correspondence and documents pertaining to court cases such as Jong v. Sterling Lord, and the case over the title ofMegan's Book of Divorce.Also here are book contracts, publishing agreements, and memoranda, in addition to documents on multimedia projects


Box 87 Folder 30 "General,", 1983-1988



Box 88 Folder 1 "Fanny,", 1978-1986

[Restricted until 2040]


Legal Correspondence, 1970s-1995

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 2 to 5 General, 1970s-1980s, (4 Folders)

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 6 Burrows, Ken, 1992-1995

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 7 Burrows, Ken, 1992-1995

[Restricted until 2040]


"Old Files" [Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 8 to 9 General, 1981-1989 (2 Folders), 1981-1989

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 10 to 11 "Foreign Royalties Split Letters," 1988 (2 Folders), 1988

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 12 "Joan Stein Haus," 1984, 1987, 1984, 1987

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 13 "Norman Solovey,", 1988-1989

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 14 "Program Corporation of America,", 1984-1987

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 15 "Requests-Speaking Sent to Lecture Agt,", 1985-1987

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 16 "Spoken Arts,", 1976-1977

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 17 "Tag,", 1988

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 88 Folder 18 "Victor, Ed," 1989-1994 (2 Folders), 1989-1994

[Restricted until 2040]



Box 89 Folder 1 "Victor, Ed", 1989-1994

[Restricted until 2040]


"Literary Agent", 1974-1988

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 89 Folder 2 to 4 "Correspondence, Agreements, Memoranda, Miscellaneous," 1984-1988 (3 Folders), 1984-1988

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 89 Folder 5 "Court Papers,", 1986

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 89 Folder 6 to 7 "Deposition of Erica Jong + Exhibits,", 1986, (2 Folders)

[Restricted until 2040]


"Megan's Book of Divorce", 1983-1985

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 89 Folder 8 General, 1987

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 89 Folder 9 to 11 "Correspondence, Court Papers, Client's Papers, Memoranda, Miscellaneous,", 1983-1985, (3 Folders)

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 89 Folder 12 to 13 "Documents produced by NAL re Koster Deposition,", 1985, (2 Folders)

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 89 Folder 14 "Parachutes & Kisses,", 1982-1986

[Restricted until 2040]



Box 90 Folder 1 "Parachutes & Kisses,", 1982-1986

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 90 Folder 2 "Parties,", 1993-1995

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 90 Folder 3 to 6 "Playboy TV Pilot,", 1980-1984, (4 Folders)

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 90 Folder 7 "Serenissima,", 1986-1987

[Restricted until 2040]


Box 90 Folder 8 "Travel,", 1995

[Restricted until 2040]


Subseries IV. 4: Publication Files, 1970-1993

This subseries consists of reviews, publicity tour details, invitations for readings, contracts, proposals for multimedia adaptation projects, and other projects inspired by Jong's publications.


Box 90 Folder 9 List of A to Z Files, 2011


Box 90 Folder 10 to 16 A to Z, 1972-1987 (7 Folders), 1972-1987



Box 91 Folder 1 to 7 A to Z, 1972-1987 (7 Folders), 1972-1987


Box 91 Folder 8 to 12 Any Woman's Blues , 1989-1993, (5 Folders)


Box 91 Folder 13 Becoming Light , 1989-1992



Box 92 Folder 1 Fruits & Vegetables , 1970-1971


Box 92 Folder 2 How to Save Your Own Life, 1975, 1990, 1993, 1975, 1990, 1993


Box 92 Folder 3 to 4 Ordinary Miracles , 1983-1984, (2 Folders)


Box 92 Folder 5 Parachutes & Kisses , 1982-1989


Box 92 Folder 6 to 11 Serenissima, 1986-1993 (4 of 6 Folders), 1986-1993


Witches , 1979-1986


Box 92 Folder 12 "Artist Jos A. Smith," 1979, Undated (includes slides), 1979, Undated


Box 92 Folder 13 Kathy Acker, "Hello, I'm Erica Jong,", 1982


Box 92 Folder 14 "Merchandising,", 1981


Box 92 Folder 15 "NAL Witches,", 1981-1984


Box 92 Folder 16 "Publicity, Promotion,", 1981-1986


Box 92 Folder 17 to 20 "Witches,", 1981-1986



Box 93 Folder 1 to 3 "Witches," 1981-1986 (3 Folders), 1981-1986