All Series Level Scope and Content Notes
Scope and Contents Note
Accrual I, Series 1, correspondence
1929-1989, bulking 1932-1935, includes letters from principal editors
Ellery Sedgwick, Clifton Fadiman, Quincy Howe and Maria Lieper,
discussing Now in November, Dark traveler, Sorcerer's son and short
stories. Other correspondents include agents Maxim Lieber and Helen
Strauss, and Bernard DeVoto, Louis Untermeyer, Tennessee Williams,
Stringfellow Barr, Granville Hicks, Mark DeWitt, Theodore Morrison,
Alexander Laing, Jack Conroy, Malcolm Cowley, Edward Weeks, Vance
Bourjaily, readers of Miss Johnson's novels and colleagues in social
reform activity, c.600 items. Accrual I, Series 2,
single title poems, short stories and articles, c.33 titled and
untitled pieces; Accrual I, Series 3,
material toward books, inc. typescripts, manuscripts, business
material and/or miscellany relating to Now in November, Winter Orchard,
Jordanstown, Paulina Pot, Wildwood, Dark Traveler, The sorcerer's son
and other stories, Inland island, Invaded city [unpublished novel]
sections of one other untitled, unfinished novel and business papers
relating to short stories; Accrual I, Series 4,
manuscripts or editorial matter on work by Vera Britten, Malcolm
Cowley, and Bernard DeVoto, 4 items; Accrual I,
Series 5, personal journals and papers produced at Washington
University, clippings and sketches
Accrual II contains correspondence, manuscript, and clippings
Largely from editors Ellery Sedgwick, Clifton Fadiman, Quincy
Howe and Maria Lieper, discussing Now in November, Dark
traveler, Sorcerer's son, and other short stories. Other
correspondents, often writing as editors, include agents Maxim
Lieber and Helen Strauss, and Bernard DeVoto  Louis
Untermeyer, Tennessee (Tom) Williams  Stringfellow Barr,
Granville Hicks, Mark DeWitt, Theodore Morrison, Alexander
Laing, Jack Conroy, Malcolm Cowley, Edward Weeks, Vance
Bourjaily. Also included are letters from readers of Now in
November and colleagues of Josephine Johnson in social reform
projects during the 1930's. Folder listing follows.
Letters from publishers, magazines, etc. Includes
correspondence from Simon and Schuster, Ohio State University
Press, and The Nation.
Separately foldered by title.
Published in Illinois Magazine, July 5, 1936.
Notes on seasons, variously titled Winter, Late winter
days, February. Follows through December.
Arranged chronologically by date of publication.
inc. rights to Houghton Mifflin to anthologize unidentified
material, notice of payment by Atlantic Monthly for various
stories, royalty statement from Viking Press, Inc., for
inclusion of story, Night flight in The Best short stories of
World War II, other miscellany.
Includes ts. and ms. essays, frequently with instructors'
comment, short stories, reviews and sociological studies. Some
incomplete, average 3 pages.
Ms., revision and cancellation, incomplete. Ink on notesheet
8 1/2" × 5".
Ink and pencil on yellow paper, notepaper, brown wrapping
paper, other stock, with occasional watercolor. Occasional
Assembled from various parts of collection. Includes personal
reminders and injunctions, work notes. About 7 sheets.
Reviews of Johnson books, personal interviews.
Accessions: 22952 - Gift of John Fleischman, 22893 - Gift of
Robert Hahn, and 23970 - Gift of Kathleen Tinkham
Written on TLS[x], 1 p from Holly Panich to Johnson
(1984: August 8).
Includes empty envelope.
Written on TLS[x], 1 p from Kent Carroll to Leona
Mosston (1994: June 15).
Enclosure: TLS[x], 1 p from Patricia Clifford to
Mosston 91997: January 6).
Written on TLS[x], 1 p from O'Hare to Josephine Johnson
(1989: May 15).
Xeroxed pages of Inland Island with annotations by
Includes ALS, 1 p from Ann Cannon to John Fleischman (1995:
Includes clippings featuring Johnson.