Stanley Elkin Papers, 1955-1995.
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The Elkin Papers consist primarily of Elkin's own manuscripts, including his plays, filmscripts, essays, and stories, with the bulk of the material being manuscripts and editorial matter toward his novels. Elkin's manuscripts include all stages of his drafts, from autograph notes written on university exam books to word processor diskettes. Also included in the Papers are an extensive general and professional correspondence, manuscripts by other authors, teaching materials, and his own college literary papers.

The Elkin Papers consist of two accruals. Accrual 1 is the original collection. Accrual 2 is Accession 22903. The finding-aid for Accrual 2 was prepared using the original Elkin Papers finding-aid as a model. Thus, the series were created to mirror the original Elkin Papers series. The material in the various "Material Towards..." sections may have been left over material that goes along with Accrual 1, or it could be a gathering of information for later publications. We grouped them to mirror the original Elkin Papers arrangement. Some of the material of Elkin's writings were essays that appeared in a larger book, and that material has been grouped in the series with the material of the larger book.


Consists of correspondence divided into 2 subseries, general personal and professional correspondence, and business correspondence.


Consists of personal and professional correspondence , arranged chronologically.


On verso of printed announcement for Appleman's book, In the Twelfth Year of the War


Auto draft of Elkin's statement for Midwestern issue of Publishers' Weekly


Searching for as of 2007: September 5.


Searching for as of 2007: September 5.


Searching for as of 2007: September 5.


Searching for as of 2007: September 5.


Consists of correspondence from universities, magazines, publishers, agents, editors and other business and professional organizations and individuals.


Consists of correspondence, primarily with literary and movie agents, concerning motion picture rights to Elkin's fiction, Elkin's work on a screenplay about Robert Capa (WWII Lifephotographer) for director Michael Ritchie, and Elkin's work on screenplay forDemon Seed.


Consists of correspondence, with Georges Borchardt, Inc., literary agency.


Consists of correspondence, with Martha Winston of Curtis Brown, Ltd., Elkin's former literary agency.


Consists of correspondence, between Elkin and Joseph Fox, editor at Random House.


Consists of material toward Boswell: A Modern Comedy(New York, Random House, 1964),grouped in the following series: Correspondence, Drafts, Reviews and advertisements, and Contracts and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of Boswell: A Modern Comedy, including drafts of Elkin's letters to his editor.


Consists of one Ts draft and partial drafts and fragments.


Consists of clippings, tear sheets and photocopies of reveiws and advertisements for the novel, including facsimile of bookjacket.


Consists of contracts and royalty statements from his American and British publishers.


Consists of material toward Criers and Kibitzers Kibitzers and Criers, (Newy York: Random House, 1966), grouped in the following series: Correspondence, Drafts, Editorial matter, Reviews, and Miscellany.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the collection.


Consists of various drafts of the stories which comprise the collection, includings tear-sheets, clippings, and photocopies of stories which were previously published in periodicals.


Consists of galleys, page proofs, and sample bookjackets. Galleys and page proofs are filed in galley case.


Clippings, tear-sheets and photocopies of reviews of the collection.


Consists of advertisements, the catalog of the British publisher of the book, royalty statements and contracts.


Consists of material toward A Bad Man, (New York: Random House, grouped in the following series: Correspondence, Drafts, Editorial matter, Reviews and advertisement, and Contracts and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, as well as copy of book jacket and photocopies of selected pages of book.


Consists of tear-sheets, clippings, and photocopies of reviews and advertisements of the novel.


Consists of contracts and royalty statements for the novel.


Consists of material toward The Dick Gibson Show,(New York: Random House, 1971), grouped in the following series: Correspondence, Drafts, Editorial matter, Reviews, Material relating to the play, The Dick Gibson Show , and Miscellany.


Consists of correspondence related to publication of the novel.


Consists of various successive drafts of the novel, from earliest auto notebooks to the publisher's Ts draft.


Includes 3 sets of proofs in various states of revision.


Consists of clippings, tear-sheets, and photocopies of reviews of the novel.


Consists of advertisements, photocopies of advertisements, programs, clippings and tear-sheets of reviews of the dramatic version of The Dick Gibson Show, including a copy of the script for the play (Ts, 77pp.).


Consists of contracts with the publisher, royalty statements, notes and fragments of the novel, and the bookjacket for the Random House edition.


Consists of material toward Searches and Seizures, (New York: Random House, 1973), grouped in the following series: Correspondence, Drafts, Editorial matter, Contract and royalty statements, Reviews, and Publicity material for "Alex and the Gypsy," a movie based on the Bailbondsman.


Consists of correspondence, relating to the publication of the collection.


Consists of various drafts of the individual stories and drafts of the complete collection.


Consists of 3 drafts of The Bailbondsman, all with extensive revisions. One draft includes clippings, auto notes, and a fragment of the story.


Consists of 9 consecutively numbered auto notebooks, as well as a 5pp partial draft, each with heavy revisions.


Consists of 2 complete drafts of Searches and seizures, including printer's notes.


Consists of sets galleys and page proofs, which are filed in galley-cases.


Consists of contracts and royalty statements from Elkin's British and American publishers.


Consists of newspaper clippings, tear-sheets and photocopies of reviews of Searches and Seizures, some from British publications and some with auto notes.


Consists of the publicity "press kit" for the movie Alex and the Gypsy, which was based on Elkin's story, the Bailbondsman. Included in the press kit folder are stills, publicity material about the producer, director and cast of the film, and a TN from Michael Ritchie to Elkin dated 1976:Sept 24.


Consists of the following series: 1) correspondence, 2) drafts, 3) editorial matters (galleys and page proofs) and 4) miscellany (notes, contracts, photocopies).


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel; 2 letters have photocopies of jacket blurbs and advertisements, letter to Elkin from Aaron Asher dated 1976: Mar.25 includes a Ts(x) draft of the flap text with heavy auto revisions.


Consists of various drafts and partial drafts of the novel including the printer's Ts copy.


Consists of the galleys and page-proofs for the novel.


Consists of one folder containing contracts and royalty statements and one containing auto and Ts notes, photocopies of selected pages of the novel with auto notes, and a photocopy of a review of the novel by Thomas LeClair dated 1976:June 12.


Consists of material toward The Living End, grouped into the following series: 1) correspondence, 2) drafts, 3) contracts and royalty statements, 4) reviews, 5) screenplay by Frank Galati, and 6) miscellany.


Consists of correspondence relating to the publication of the Living End; one letter, dated 1979:Nov 14, is inscribed on a photocopy of a review of the play, The Dick Gibson Show, from The Chicago Sun-Times, 1979: Oct 29.


Consists of various drafts of the stories and the complete mss.


Consists of 3 consecutively numbered notebooks constituting a draft of the story, with Ts and auto notes and a clipping laid in.


Consists of 4 consecutively numbered notebooks constituting a draft of the story, with auto notes laid in.


Consists of a Ts draft with heavy revisions.


Consists of Ts draft of stories with heavy revision.


Consists of copies of Elkin's contracts and royalty statements from the publishers of the collection.


Consists of clippings, tear-sheets, and photocopies of reviews.


Consists of bound screenplay of The Living End by Frank Galati.


Consists of clippings, tear-sheets and photocopies of advertisements for the book, a copy of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters News, dated 1980: May 21, and a Ts(x) copy of a student's essay on the Living End.


Consists of material toward George Mills, grouped into the following series: 1) correspondence, 2) drafts, 3) editorial matter, and 4) miscellany.


Consists of miscellaneous correspondence toward publication of book.


Consists of various drafts and sections of the novel, from auto notebooks to the printer's Ts copy.


Consists of various drafts of the novel, including auto and Ts drafts showing heavy revision, 1 draft on word-processer diskettes with a print-out, a draft with printer's notes and markings, and a final Ts draft.


Consists of 2 drafts of story, which was later incorporated into the novel.


Includes one folder of notes and fragments (Ts and auto) relating to the novel. Another folder contains a copy of Elkin's contract with E.P. Dutton & Co, publisher's announcements ofthe publication of a portion of the novel by Pressworks, titled The Late George Mills, and advertisements for that edition. Also included is a newspaper clipping from the International Herald Tribune dated 1982:Oct 21 containing a review of the novel by Joel Connarroe, and a copy of Elkin's contract with Pressworks for publication of a limited edition of a portion of George Mills.


Consists of correspondence, drafts, sources and other editorial matter toward Elkin's works Art of War, Mudshaw, The Six Year Old Man, Demon Seed, Coffee Room, Saturday, Cup for God, and the Guest [play adapted from Elkin's story].


Consists of correspondence from Michael Ritchie (of Miracle Productions), who worked with Elkin to produce the film, Art of War; draft and sources. The film was never made though Ritchie wrote Elkin in 1980 still hoping to produce it.


Consists of letters and notes from Michael Ritchie.


Consists of xeroxed articles.


Consists of various drafts, most with extensive revisions, for the screenplay, Art of War


Consists of several drafts for Mudshow, notes, and sources, including a story outline by Michael Ritchie.


Consists of story outline, xerox pages of circus material, notes by Michael Ritchie, and letter from him.


Consists of notes.


Consists of several drafts of the screenplay for Mudshowin various stages of revision.


Consists of 4 drafts of the play, The Six Year Old Manin various stages of revision.


Consists of 2 sets of draft material of changes Elkin made to the script (written by Robert Jaffe and Roger O. Hirson), an early version of the script, a contract, and a letter from Herbert Nusbaum. Elkin rewrote the dialogue of one character in the script; he was not given writing credit for this work. Material dates from 1976-1977.


Consists of 4 drafts of radio drama and letters from Howard Gelman of National Public Radio. The drama was produced on NPR's Ear Play.


Consists of 1 draft, (1982), of play which was intended as a companion piece for Performance and Reality speech.


Consists of 1 draft, (1954), of the play.


Consists of play adapted by Frank Galati from Elkin's story of the same name. The play was performed at Northwestern University.


Consists of drafts of short stories and a draft of an unfinished novel (The Glass Continent) by Elkin, including notes, flyers and photographs for one story (Ladies and Gentlemen--Lenny Collyer) and two unidentified fragments of stories.


Consists of drafts of non-fiction work by Elkin grouped in the following series: General non-fiction, Book Reviews, Speeches, Interviews, Undergraduate papers, and Doctoral dissertation.


Consists of drafts, most showing extensive revision, of various essays written by Elkin.


Written for and published in Esquire, Dec. 1983. Includes letter from Creighton Taylor of Esquire.


Includes notes towards the essay.


Includes letter from Houghton Mifflin Co and two royalty statements.


Published in Esquire, 1970:May.


Letter is tribute to John T. Flanagan, Elkin's doctoral dissertation advisor, on occasion of Flanagan's 70th birthday Includes letter from Flanagan's daughter.


Includes letter from Elkin to David Martin, editor of TWA Ambassador.


Includes Ts and Ts(x) tables of contents for Fiction of the Sixties.


Memorial written for Richard Rudner, Washington University, Department of Philosophy, who died 1979: July 26.


Includes letter to Byron Dobell, Esquire.


Published in Esquire. Auto note by Dominique on recto of xerox galley.


Published in Harper's, July 1972. Includes letter from Margaret Haugen. Galley proofs for story filed in galley case.


Consists of drafts of 5 book reviews by Elkin.


Elkin wrote the reviews of Burgess' MF for the New York Times Book Review at John Leonard's request in Jan 1971. The piece is an essay on Burgess as well, as per Leonard's suggestion. However, Leonard was not pleased with the essay, paid Elkin and returned ti to him. Elkin rewrote the review as a quasi- short story entitled The Graduate Seminar in Modern Fiction, published by Fiction Vol. 1 (1972). Included with drafts are letter and telegram from Leonard, card from Arline Youngman of New York Times Book Review, and notes towards the piece.


Includes clipping from New York Times Book Review, 1968:Oct 20 and clippings of resultant letters to editor.


Includes clippings of review, printed in New York Times, 1968:Apr 21.


Published in Chicago Tribune Book World, 1967:Dec 24 Includes copy of the magazine.


Consists of drafts of speeches, most with extensive revisions. Includes 1 folder of introductions by Elkin of other speakers and readers.


Includes parts of other drafts of speech.


Draft is marked Breadloaf lecture.


Speech delivered in Denver,CO.


Speech delivered at Purdue, 1968. Includes letters from Allen Hayman of Purdue and K.K. Merleer of Windmore Press.


Speech published in Substance.


Includes drafts of Elkin's introductions for various speakers and readers: Hortense Calisher, Robert Coover, William Gass, John Irving, Frank Kermode, Joseph McElroy, Angus Wilson.


Consists of drafts of 2 interviews, (1971), one from Washington University's Student Life and the other unidentified.


Consists of papers written by Elkin in his undergraduate literature classes.


Consists of 3 drafts of Elkin's dissertation, "Religious themes and symbolism in the novels of William Faulkner," written for his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois--Urbana in 1961.


Consists of miscellaneous materials grouped in the following series: Announcements, Clippings, Teaching materials, Manuscripts by others, Contracts, Miscellaneous material toward Stanley Elkin's Greatest Hits, Notes, and Personal miscellany.


Consists of announcements, flyers, advertisements, news releases, and publishers' catalogs concerning readings, awards, and publications of Elkin.


Consists of clippings related to Elkin and other miscellaneous clippings.


Consists of Elkin's lecture notes, exams, proposals and material relating to the writing program at Washington University.


Consists of miscellaneous manuscripts by others catalogued separately, including 7 poems by unidentified authors.


Consists of 2 letters from E.P.Dutton publishing house, 2 drafts of introduction to the book--one by Robert Coover, one by John Irving, and 3 royalty statements.


Consists of various personal miscellaneous items, including a calendar, a life insurance policy, addresses, photocopies of excerpts of articles and bibliographies.


Consists of magazines and printed material collected by Elkin.


Three issues of a University of Illinois student magazine with which Elkin was involved. Includes reviews by Elkin of The Magician, The Immoral Mr. Teas, and Porgy and Bess.


Includes excerpt from A Bad Man.


Consists of correspondence divided into two subseries, general correspondence and business correspondence.


Consists of personal correspondence arragned alphabetically by sender.


Consists of correspondence from universities, magazines, publishers, agents, and other business and professional organizations and individuals, as well as from students in regard to their theses.


Consists of correspondence from publishers or authors requesting Elkin's comments on their works.


Consists of correspondence from unidentified people, either because of unintelligible signatures, no signatures, or first name only.


Consists of correspondence relating to anthologies which include work by Elkin, including Best American Essays 1989 , The Big Book of Jewish Humor , the Breadloaf Anthology of Writers on Writing , Buying Time , Facing Texts , First Words , Matters of Life and Death , and Reviews of Contempoary Fiction , arranged alphabetically by anthology title.


Consists of correspondence relating to miscellaneous or unidentified Elkin works.


Consists of material towards A Bad Man , grouped in the following series: correspondence and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including magazine exerpts and film possibilities, arranged chronologically.


Consists of royalty statements from American and British publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of reviews and clippings for these anthologies which include Elkin's writings.


Consists of material towards Best American Short Stories 1980 , edited by Stanley Elkin, group in the following series: reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of clippings, photocopies of reviews, advertisements for the anthology, as well as a dust jacket.


Consists of royalty statements from publisher, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward the publication of Boswell grouped in the following series: correspondence and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts and jacket photocopies, arranged chronologically. Also includes a handwritten defense by Elkin of the novel, undated and not addressed.


Consists of royalty statements from American and British publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers or any story published therein, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the story collection or any story published therein, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of a draft of the foreword to the collection, written by Elkin.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews of the play adaptation of Criers and Kibitzers, a photograph from the play, and a stagebill.


Consists of royalty statements from American and British publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward publication of The Dick Gibson Show , grouped in the following series: correspondence, reviews and clippings, and royalty statments.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel or production of the screenplay, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel and the production.


Consists of royalty statements from American and British publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward publication of Early Elkin, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to the publication of the collection or any story published therein, including contracts and cover copy, arranged chronologically.


Consists of a complete Ts. proof of the collection.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the collection.


Consists of royalty statements from publisher.


Consists of material toward publication of the Franchiser, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence toward the publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of unbound signatures, cover copy, and a brief description of the novel.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel, and dust jacket copy.


Consists of royalty statements from publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward publication of George Mills , grouped in the following series: correspondence, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts and proposed jacket prints, arranged chronologically.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel, dust jacket copy, and signed limited edition page from first edition of the Late George Mills numbered 300.


Consists of royalty statements from publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward publication of The Living End , originally titled The Bottom Line , grouped in the following series: correspondence, reviews and clippings, English reviews, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel, from American and French sources, and dust jacket copy for The Bottom Line .


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel from British sources.


Consists of royalty statements from German, Spanish, Israeli, British, and American publishers.


Consists of material toward publication of The MacGuffin , grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, text sample, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of various drafts and partial manuscripts, most with revisions, including proof of an excerpt from Playboy and a publisher's text sample.


Consists of a text sample of the novel.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel and a dust jacket copy.


Consists of royalty statements from American and Italian publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward publication of The Magic Kingdom , grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, proofs, reviews and clippings, royalty statements, and miscellany.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of various drafts and partial manuscripts, some with major revisions, and proof copies with minor revision.


Consists of proofs for the novel.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel in English and French, and a dust jacket copy.


Consists of royalty statemnts from publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of miscellaneous materials regarding Disney World, notes on various diseases, and other such research information toward the novel.


Consists of material toward publication of Mrs. Ted Bliss , grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, and reviews and clippings.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of various drafts, some with minor revisions.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel, including remembrances of the author.


Consists of material toward publication of Pieces of Soap , grouped in the following series: correspondence, draft, proofs, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel or any story therein, and flap copy, arranged chronologically.


Consists of a draft with revisions and a proof copy.


Consists of a proof from Art & Antiques and correspondence.


Consists of a clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the collection and a dust jacket copy.


Consists of royalty statements from the publisher, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward publication of Rabbi of Lud , grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, royalty statements, and miscellany.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of various drafts and partial manuscripts of the novel, some with minor revisions.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel and dust jacket copy.


Consists of royalty statement from the publisher.


Consists of miscellaneous handwritten notes toward the novel.


Consists of material toward publication of Searches & Seizures , or any story published therin, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the collection, or any story published therein, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of a paperback version of the French translation of The Bailbondsman , entitled Marchand de liberte .


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel and film version of The Bailbondsman and clippings relating to the play as performed by the Remains Theatre.


Consists of royalty statements from publishers, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward publication of The Six-Year-Old Man , grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the play, arranged chronologically.


Consists of a complete typescript draft with no revisions.


Consists of royalty statements from the publisher, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward publication of Stanley Elkin's Greatest Hits , grouped in the following series: correspondence, reviews and clippings, royalty statements, and miscellany.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the collection, including contracts and flap copy, arranged chronologically.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements relating to the collection, and dust jacket copy.


Consists of royalty statements from the publisher, arranged chronologically.


Consists of miscellaneous material relating to the collection, including drafts of the table of contents and Robert Coover's introduction.


Consists of material toward publication of Van Gogh's Room at Arles , grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the collection, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


Consists of partial and complete drafts of each novella and a complete draft of the collection, each foldered separately, some with minor revisions.


Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the collection, including a complete press packet and dust jacket copy.


Consists of royalty statements from the publisher, arranged chronologically.


Consists of material toward Elkin's plays, including correspondence, drafts, proofs, and reviews, arranged alphabetically by title.


Consists of correspondence, three copies of the script with minor revisions, an introduction by Elkin, a list of characters, and reviews.


Consists of correspondence and script for the Chamber Theatre production.


Consists of correspondence, two scripts with minor revisions, threatre programs, and news releases and clippings.


Consists of correspondence, typescript, and page proof copies.


Consists of material toward Elkin's non-fiction prose, including correspondence and drafts, arranged alphabetically by title.


Consists of Elkin's general non-fiction works, largely essays.


Consists of correspondence, notes, and one complete draft with revision of the essay.


Consists of correspondence, notes, materials gathered while visiting California, and galleys with revisions.


Consists of correspondence, drafts, and galleys with minor revisions.


Consists of correspondence, galleys, and a copy of the magazine in which the piece appears.


Consists of correspondence from Stanley Elkin and printout ot typescript.


Consists of correspondence and two uncorrected proofs, one with minor revisions.

As noted by Elkin researcher, Golf-ball-size Hail , is actually fiction.


Consists of computer printout and photocopy of piece.


Consists of correspondence, computer printout, and proof copy.


Consists of correspondence, proofs, and a copy of the magazine in which the piece appears.


Consists of correspondence, computer printout, and proof with minor revisions.


Consists of correspondence, including correspondence from Elkin, computer printout, and galleys with minor revisions.


Consists of correspondence, Chapters 1 through 10 of the novel (Elkin wrote chapter 10), and one newspaper clipping.


Consists of correspondence, computer printout, and proofs.


Consists of correspondence and a typescript.


Consists of three typescript copies with minor revisions.


Consists of correspondence, proof with revision, and photocopy of essay as published in Arts and Antiques .


Consists of computer printout.


Consists of correspondence and photocopy of typescript copy.


Consists of correspondence, computer printout, and page proofs with minor revisions.


Consists of correspondence and photocopy of essay as published in Esquire .


Consists of correspondence and photocopy of typescript with minor revisions.


Consists of typescript copy.


Consists of copies of Elkin's introductions and speeches, some with minor revisions.


Consists of one typescript copy and one bound copy of the speech.


Consists of one typescript photocopy with revision of the speech delivered at Breadloaf.


Consists of typescript copy of the speech with minor revision.


Consists of correspondence, galleys with minor revision, three typescript copies, and one copy as published.


Consists of various drafts, in no particular order.


Consists of various interviews with Elkin in typescript, galley, and published form, some with minor revisions.


Consists of pieces of unidentified works and typescript and manuscript notes.


Consists of miscellaneous materials.


Consists of miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings, many about Elkin, in no particular order.


Consists of works by others, some on the subject of Elkin and his works, foldered separately. Also includes curriculum vitae and personal statements.


Consists of brochures, advertisements, schedules, and programs from American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, writers' conferences, miscellaneous symposia, and awards ceremonies. Includes bound reports and proceedings.


Includes small Elvis button.


Consists of class rosters and student information, and monthly expense account statements.


Consists of information regarding Elkin's readings and other events in which he was included. Includes schedules, catalogs, and posters.


Includes photographs of Elkin or taken by Elkin.


Consists of income tax returns and related documents.


Consists of passports, driver's license, Joan Elkin's report cards, marriage license, and curriculum vitae.


Consists of catalogs and mailings from publishers, most of which include works by Elkin.


Consists of materials relating to Elkin's death and memorial reading. Includes newspaper clippings and programs.


Consists of miscellaneous notes, lists, calendar pages, and computer instructions.


Consists of photocopies of a number of Elkin's essays as they appeared in print in various journals, magazines, and anthologies.


Consists of articles on Stanley Elkin and his work.


Consists of membership rosters, awards brochures, exhibition of works, and ceremonial programs for the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.


Consists of fliers, programs, and announcements telling of appearances by Stanley Elkin.


Consists of program and clippings for the 1988 Brown University Reading and Lecture Series, which Elkin participated in.


Includes The MacGuffin and Blade Runner by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson.


Consists of airplane tickets, hotel receipts, notes, and financial documents.


Consists of general miscellany.


Consists of disk indentifications and indexes.


Consists of computer disks, cassette tapes, and audio reels.

Floppy disks include The Magic Kingdom , Mrs. Ted Bliss , numerous essays and introductions, and letters, as well as unlabeled disks and program disks.

Audio cassette tapes include Elkin reading from Dick Gibson Show , talking with Mid-America Dance Company, and other miscellaneous recordings.

Audio reels include Elkin interviewing others and unidentified woman singing The Orphan Song .

Also includes a paper copy of indexes to computer disks.

Books include The MacGuffin by John Bowen with a note from Helen Vendler and Bladerunner in French with an inscription from Roland and Pat Fairbanks.


Consists of 21 disks (5 computer and printer program disks, and 16 with personal information including The Magic Kingdom , Mrs. Ted Bliss , numerous essays and introductions, and letters).


Consists of seven audio cassette tapes.


This is one large reel to reel consisting of an unidentified woman singing The Orphan Song . 2.5 minutes long.

Preservation audio cassette available.


Consists of three small reel to reels.


Accural 3 (acc. 23066) consists of Elkin's personal computer that was given to him by Washington University.

Located in accession queue.