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Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis

Finding-Aid for the Stanley Elkin Collection, Accession 22903

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Stanley Elkin Collection,
Creator: Elkin, Stanley, 1930-
Inclusive dates: 1965-1995.
Extent: ca. 5,995 items
Call number: WTU-MSS-00000000
Repository: Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130


Access and Use:

Biography

Please see the original Stanley Elkin Collection for Elkin's biographical history.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

The Elkin Collection consist of Elkin's own manuscripts for his novels, essays, and plays. Elkin's manuscripts include stages of his drafts on computer disks and hardcopy. Also included in the Collection is extensive general and business correspondence. This includes ca. 5,995 items.

This finding-aid was prepared using the original Elkin Collection finding-aid as a model. Thus, the series were created to mirror the original Elkin Collection series. The material in the various "Material Towards... " sections may have been left over material that goes along with the first accession, or it could be a gathering of information for later publications. We grouped them to mirror the orignal Elkin Collection arrangement. Some of the materials of Elkin's writings were essays that appeared ina a larger book, and that material has been grouped in the series with the material of the larger book.

Subject Terms

  • Elkin, Stanley, 1930-
Contents List
      Title
box-folder   1-19/1-92  
I. Correspondence. [series]: (ca. 3,339 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence divided into two subseries, general correspondence and business correspondence.


box-folder   1-10/1-54  
I.1. General Correspondence. (ca. 1,646 items.)   
Scope: Consists of personal correspondence arragned alphabetically by sender.


box-folder   11-19/55-92  
I.2. Business Correspondence (ca. 1,693 items)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   11-16/55-83  
I.2.a. General Business Correspondence. (ca. 1,187 items.)
box-folder   17/84-86  
I.2.b. Correspondence requesting blurbs and comments. (ca. 203 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence from publishers or authors requesting Elkin's comments on their works.


box-folder   18-19/87-90  
I.2.c. Unidentified Correspondence. (ca. 218 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence from unidentified people, either because of unintelligible signatures, no signatures, or first name only.


box-folder   19/91  
I.2.d. Correspondence regarding Elkin Anthologies. (ca. 26 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   19/92  
I.2.e. Correspondence regarding requests to reproduce various works by Elkin. (ca. 59 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to miscellaneous or unidentified Elkin works.


box-folder   20/93-94  
II. Material towards A Bad Man . [series]: (ca. 28 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material towards A Bad Man, grouped in the following series: correspondence and royalty statements.


box-folder   20/93  
II.1. Correspondence. (ca. 20 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including magazine exerpts and film possibilities, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   20/94  
II.2. Royalty statements. (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from American and British publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   20/95  
III. Material towards The Best American Essays 1989, 1990, 1992, and 1994 . [series]: (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: Consists of reviews and clippings for these anthologies which include Elkin's writings.


box-folder   20/95  
III.1. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 8 items.)
box-folder   20/96-97  
IV. Material towards The Best American Short Stories 1980 . [series]: (ca. 36 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material towards Best American Short Stories 1980, edited by Stanley Elkin, group in the following series: reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


box-folder   20/96  
IV.1. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 32 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings, photocopies of reviews, advertisements for the anthology, as well as a dust jacket.


box-folder   20/97  
IV.2. Royalty statements. (4 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from publisher, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   20/98-99  
V. Material towards Boswell . [series]: (ca. 26 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward the publication of Boswell grouped in the following series: correspondence and royalty statements.


box-folder   20/98  
V.1. Correspondence. (ca. 21 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   20/99  
V.2. Royalty Statements. (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from American and British publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   20/100-103  
VI. Material towards Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers . [series]: (ca. 61 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   20/100  
VI.1. Correspondence. (ca. 42 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the story collection or any story published therein, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   20/101  
VI.2. Drafts. (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of a draft of the foreword to the collection, written by Elkin.


box-folder   20/102  
VI.3. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 10 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews of the play adaptation of Criers and Kibitzers, a photograph from the play, and a stagebill.


box-folder   20/103  
VI.4. Royalty Statements. (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from American and British publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   21/104-106  
VII. Material towards Dick Gibson Show . [series]: (ca. 44 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of the Dick Gibson Show, grouped in the following series: correspondence, reviews and clippings, and royalty statments.


box-folder   21/104  
VII.1. Correspondence. (ca. 24 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel or production of the screenplay, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   21/105  
VII.2. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel and the production.


box-folder   21/106  
VII.3. Royalty statements. (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from American and British publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   21/107-110  
VIII. Material towards Early Elkin . [series]: (ca. 33 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of Early Elkin, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


box-folder   21/107  
VIII.1. Correspondence. (ca. 21 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to the publication of the collection or any story published therein, including contracts and cover copy, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   21/108  
VIII.2. Drafts. (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of a complete Ts. proof of the collection.


box-folder   21/109  
VIII.3. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 7 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the collection.


box-folder   21/110  
VIII.4. Royalty Statements. (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from publisher.


box-folder   22/111-114  
IX. Material towards The Franchiser . [series]: (ca 79 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of The Franchiser, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


box-folder   22/111  
IX.1. Correspondence. (ca. 20 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence toward the publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   22/112  
IX.2. Drafts. (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of unbound signatures, cover copy, and a brief description of the novel.


box-folder   22/113  
IX.3. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 52 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel, and dust jacket copy.


box-folder   22/114  
IX.4. Royalty Statements. (4 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   23/115-117  
X. Material towards George Mills . [series]: (ca. 143 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of George Mills, grouped in the following series: correspondence, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


box-folder   23/115  
X.1. Correspondence. (ca. 22 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts and proposed jacket prints, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   23/116  
X.2. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 107 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   23/117  
X.3. Royalty Statements. (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   24/118-121  
XI. Material towards The Living End . [series]: (ca. 166 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   24/118  
XI.1. Correspondence. (ca. 23 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   24/119  
XI.2. Reveiws and clippings. (ca. 107 items.)   
Scope: 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 .


box-folder   23/120  
XI.3. English Reviews. (ca. 21 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel from British sources.


box-folder   23/121  
XI.4. Royalty Statements. (ca. 15 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from German, Spanish, Israeli, British, and American publishers.


box-folder   25-27/122-132  
XII. Material towards The MacGuffin . [series]: (ca. 116 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of the MacGuffin, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, text sample, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


box-folder   25/122  
XII.1. Correspondence. (ca. 33 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   25-27/123-129  
XII.2. Drafts. (12 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various drafts and partial manuscripts, most with revisions, including proof of an excerpt from Playboy and a publisher's text sample.


box-folder   25/123  
XII.2.a. Partial Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   25/124  
XII.2.b. Partial Ts. & notes. (5 items.)
box-folder   25/125  
XII.2.c. From MacGuffin. (1 item.)
box-folder   25/126  
XII.2.d. Partial Ts. (2 items.)
box-folder   26/127  
XII.2.e. Ts./8-30-90 (1 item.)
box-folder   26/128  
XII.2.f. Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   27/129  
XII.2.g. Proof from Playboy . (1 item.)
box-folder   27/130  
XII.3. Text Sample. (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of a text sample of the novel.


box-folder   27/131  
XII.4. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 58 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel and a dust jacket copy.


box-folder   27/132  
XII.5. Royalty Statements. (ca. 12 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from American and Italian publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   27-30/133-143  
XIII. Material towards The Magic Kingdom . [series]: (ca. 197 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of the Magic Kingdom, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, proofs, reviews and clippings, royalty statements, and miscellany.


box-folder   27/133  
XIII.1. Correspondence. (ca. 50 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   27-28/134-138  
XIII.2. Drafts. (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various drafts and partial manuscripts, some with major revisions, and proof copies with minor revision.


box-folder   27/134  
XIII.2.a. From Magic Kingdom. (1 item.)
box-folder   28/135  
XIII.2.b. From Magic Kingdom Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   28/136  
XIII.2.c. Partial Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   28/137  
XIII.2.d. Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   28/138  
XIII.2.e. Partial Ts./no p. 78-131/ 11-7-84 (1 item.)
box-folder   29/139-140  
XIII.3. Proofs. (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of proofs for the novel.


box-folder   29/139  
XIII.3.a. Master . (1 item.)
box-folder   29/140  
XIII.3.b. Author . (1 item.)
box-folder   30/141  
XIII.4. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 113 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel in English and French, and a dust jacket copy.


box-folder   30/142  
XIII.5. Royalty Statements (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statemnts from publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   30/143  
XIII.6. Miscellany. (ca. 19 items.)   
Scope: Consists of miscellaneous materials regarding Disney World, notes on various diseases, and other such research information toward the novel.


box-folder   31-34/144-150  
XIV. Material towards Mrs. Ted Bliss . [series]: (ca. 78 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of Mrs. Ted Bliss, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, and reviews and clippings.


box-folder   31/144  
XIV.1. Correspondence. (ca. 6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   31-34/145-149  
XIV.2. Drafts. (6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various drafts, some with minor revisions.


box-folder   31/145  
XIV.2.a. Ts. 2-95. (1 item.)
box-folder   31/146  
XIV.2.b. From Mrs. Ted Bliss. (1 item.)
box-folder   32/147  
XIV.2.c. Ts. 1st draft. (1 item.)
box-folder   33/148  
XIV.2.d. Corrected Ts. 11-6-94. (1 item.)
box-folder   34/149  
XIV.2.e. Ts. & Correspondence 9-5-95. (2 items.)
box-folder   34/150  
XIV.3. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 66 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel, including remembrances of the author.


box-folder   35/151-155  
XV. Material towards Pieces of Soap . [series]: (ca. 66 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of Pieces of Soap, grouped in the following series: correspondence, draft, proofs, reviews and clippings, and royalty statements.


box-folder   35/151  
XV.1. Correspondence. (ca. 27 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel or any story therein, and flap copy, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   35/152  
XV.2. Drafts. (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of a draft with revisions and a proof copy.


box-folder   35/153  
XV.3. Proofs. (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of a proof from Art & Antiques and correspondence.


box-folder   35/154  
XV.4. Reviews and clippings. (ca. 29 items.)   
Scope: Consists of a clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the collection and a dust jacket copy.


box-folder   35/155  
XV.5. Royalty Statements. (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from the publisher, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   36-38/156-166  
XVI. Material towards Rabbi of Lud . [series]: (ca. 147 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of Rabbi of Lud, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, reviews and clippings, royalty statements, and miscellany.


box-folder   36/156  
XVI.1. Correspondence. (ca. 37 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the novel, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   36-38/157-163  
XVI.2. Drafts. (9 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various drafts and partial manuscripts of the novel, some with minor revisions.


box-folder   36/157  
XVI.2.a. Ts. & Proofs, 8-12. (2 items.)
box-folder   36/158  
XVI.2.b. Portions from editor. (1 item.)
box-folder   36/159  
XVI.2.c. Ts. (2 items.)
box-folder   36/160  
XVI.2.d. Ts. & Notes. (1 item.)
box-folder   37/161  
XVI.2.e. Ts. & Correspondence. (1 item.)
box-folder   37/162  
XVI.2.f. Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   38/163  
XVI.2.g. Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   38/164  
XVI.3. Reviews and clippings (ca. 57 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the novel and dust jacket copy.


box-folder   38/165  
XVI.4. Royalty Statements. (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statement from the publisher.


box-folder   38/166  
XVI.5. Miscellany. (ca. 43 items.)   
Scope: Consists of miscellaneous handwritten notes toward the novel.


box-folder   39/167-172  
XVII. Material towards Searches & Seizures . [series]: (ca. 78 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   39/167-168  
XVII.1. Correspondence. (ca. 34 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the collection, or any story published therein, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   39/167  
XVII.1.a. Searches & Seizures . (ca. 19 items.)
box-folder   39/168  
XVII.2.a. The Bailbondsman . (ca. 15 items.)
box-folder   39/169  
XVII.2. Drafts. (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of a paperback version of the French translation of The Bailbondsman, entitled Marchand de liberte.


box-folder   39/170-171  
XVII.3. Reviews and clippings (ca. 22 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   39/170  
XVII.3.a. The Bailbondsman . (ca. 7 items.)
box-folder   39/171  
XVII.3.b. The Making of Ashenden . Includes some correspondence. (ca. 15 items.)
box-folder   39/172  
XVII.4. Royalty Statements (ca. 21 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from publishers, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   39/173-175  
XVIII. Material towards the Six-Year-Old Man . [series]: (ca. 22 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of the Six-Year-Old Man, grouped in the following series: correspondence, drafts, and royalty statements.


box-folder   39/173  
XVIII.1. Correspondence. (ca. 19 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the play, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   39/174  
XVIII.2. Drafts. (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of a complete typescript draft with no revisions.


box-folder   39/175  
XVIII.3. Royalty Statements. (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from the publisher, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   40/176-179  
XIX. Material towards Stanley Elkin's Greatest Hits . [series]: (ca. 34 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward publication of Stanley Elkin's Greatest Hits, grouped in the following series: correspondence, reviews and clippings, royalty statements, and miscellany.


box-folder   40/176  
XIX.1. Correspondence. (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the collection, including contracts and flap copy, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   40/177  
XIX.2. Reviews and clippings (ca. 26 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements relating to the collection, and dust jacket copy.


box-folder   40/178  
XIX.3. Royalty Statements. (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from the publisher, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   40/179  
XIX.4. Miscellany. (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of miscellaneous material relating to the collection, including drafts of the table of contents and Robert Coover's introduction.


box-folder   40-42/180-190  
XX. Material towards Van Gogh's Room at Arles . [series]: (ca. 91 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   40/180  
XX.1. Correspondence. (ca. 18 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence relating to publication of the collection, including contracts, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   40-42/181-188  
XX.2. Drafts. (10 items.)   
Scope: Consists of partial and complete drafts of each novella and a complete draft of the collection, each foldered separately, some with minor revisions.


box-folder   40/181-183  
XX.2.a. Van Gogh's Room at Arles . (3 items.)
box-folder   40/181  
XX.2.a.i. Partial Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   40/182  
XX.2.a.ii. Partial Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   41/183  
XX.2.a.iii. Ts. & Correspondence, 2-18-93. (1 item.)
box-folder   42/184-187  
XX.2.b. Her Sense of Timing . (6 items.)
box-folder   42/184  
XX.2.b.i. Partial Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   42/185  
XX.2.b.ii. Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   42/186  
XX.2.b.iii. Proof & Correspondence. (1 item.)
box-folder   42/187  
XX.2.b.iv. Ts. (3 items.)
box-folder   42/188  
XX.2.c. Town Crier Excllusive . (1 item.)
box-folder   42/188  
XX.2.c.i. Ts. (1 item.)
box-folder   42/189  
XX.3. Reviews and clippings (ca. 60 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and photocopies of reviews and advertisements for the collection, including a complete press packet and dust jacket copy.


box-folder   42/190  
XX.4. Royalty Statements. (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of royalty statements from the publisher, arranged chronologically.


box-folder   43/191-195  
XXI. Plays . [series]: (ca. 52 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Elkin's plays, including correspondence, drafts, proofs, and reviews, arranged alphabetically by title.


box-folder   43/191-192  
The Coffee Room . (ca. 27 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, three copies of the script with minor revisions, an introduction by Elkin, a list of characters, and reviews.


box-folder   43/193  
The Guest . (6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence and script for the Chamber Theatre production.


box-folder   43/194  
Notes Toward a Eulogy for Joan Cohen , as performed with Mid America Dance Company. (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, two scripts with minor revisions, threatre programs, and news releases and clippings.


box-folder   43/195  
The Saturday Visit , [screenplay]. (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, typescript, and page proof copies.


box-folder   44-48/196-232  
XXII. Non-fiction prose [series]: (ca. 286 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Elkin's non-fiction prose, including correspondence and drafts, arranged alphabetically by title.


box-folder   44-47/196-220  
XXII.1. General non-fiction. (ca. 183 items.)   
Scope: Consists of Elkin's general non-fiction works, largely essays.


box-folder   44/196-197  
Acts of Scholarship (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, notes, and one complete draft with revision of the essay.


box-folder   44/198-199  
An American in California (ca. 34 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, notes, materials gathered while visiting California, and galleys with revisions.


box-folder   44/200-201  
At the Academy Awards also titled In Darkest Hollywood: At the Academy Awards . (ca. 10 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, drafts, and galleys with minor revisions.


box-folder   45/202  
Corporate Life (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, galleys, and a copy of the magazine in which the piece appears.


box-folder   45/203  
The First Amendment as an Art Form (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence from Stanley Elkin and printout ot typescript.


box-folder   45/204  
Golf-ball-size Hail (ca. 6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence and two uncorrected proofs, one with minor revisions.


box-folder   45/205  
More From the Grave, on the Death of Fiction (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of computer printout and photocopy of piece.


box-folder   45/206  
The Muses are Heard (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, computer printout, and proof copy.


box-folder   46/207  
My Father's Life (ca. 9 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, proofs, and a copy of the magazine in which the piece appears.


box-folder   46/208  
My Motorcycle, A Meditation (4 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, computer printout, and proof with minor revisions.


box-folder   46/209  
My Tuxedo, A Meditation (ca. 13 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, including correspondence from Elkin, computer printout, and galleys with minor revisions.


box-folder   46/210  
[National Public Radio chain novel] (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, Chapters 1 through 10 of the novel (Elkin wrote chapter 10), and one newspaper clipping.


box-folder   46/211  
Out of One's Tree: My Bout with Temporary Insanity (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, computer printout, and proofs.


box-folder   46/212  
Performance and Reality (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence and a typescript.


box-folder   46/213  
The Rest of the Novel (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of three typescript copies with minor revisions.


box-folder   47/214  
Some Overrated Masterpieces (ca. 27 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, proof with revision, and photocopy of essay as published in Arts and Antiques.


box-folder   47/215  
The Taste of Time (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of computer printout.


box-folder   47/216  
T.S. Eliot: A Tale of a Shirt (ca. 6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence and photocopy of typescript copy.


box-folder   47/217  
A True Confession also titled A Cripple Recollects Summer (ca. 6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, computer printout, and page proofs with minor revisions.


box-folder   47/218  
Why I Live Where I Live (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence and photocopy of essay as published in Esquire.


box-folder   47/219  
Words and Music (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence and photocopy of typescript with minor revisions.


box-folder   47/220  
The Writer and the Academy (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of typescript copy.


box-folder   48/221-225  
XXII.2. Introduction and speeches. (ca. 24 items.)   
Scope: Consists of copies of Elkin's introductions and speeches, some with minor revisions.


box-folder   48/221  
The Contemporary Literature Speech in France (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of one typescript copy and one bound copy of the speech.


box-folder   48/222  
The Ending of Novels (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of one typescript photocopy with revision of the speech delivered at Breadloaf.


box-folder   48/223  
The Imagination of the Writer, the Imagination of the State: Some Later Licks (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of typescript copy of the speech with minor revision.


box-folder   48/224  
What's in a Name? [lecture] (ca. 7items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, galleys with minor revision, three typescript copies, and one copy as published.


box-folder   48/225  
[Miscellaneous introductions and speeches] (ca. 13 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various drafts, in no particular order.


box-folder   48/226-230  
XXII.3. Interviews. (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various interviews with Elkin in typescript, galley, and published form, some with minor revisions.


box-folder   48/226  
XXII.3.a. Interview 1983. (1 item.)
box-folder   48/227  
XXII.3.b. Interview 2-22-84. (1 item.)
box-folder   48/228  
XXII.3.c. Interview by Roger Hahn for St. Louis Weekly , March 8-14, 1985. (1 item.)
box-folder   48/229  
XXII.3.d. Interview. (1 item.)
box-folder   48/230  
XXII.3.e. Proof of An Interview with Stanley Elkin . (1 item.)
box-folder   48/231-232  
XXII.4. Miscellaneous notes and works. (ca. 74 items.)   
Scope: Consists of pieces of unidentified works and typescript and manuscript notes.


box-folder   49-64/233-275  
XXIII. Miscellany. [series]: (ca. 865 items.)   
Scope: Consists of miscellaneous materials.


box-folder   49/233-234  
XXIII.1. Clippings. (ca. 49 items.)   
Scope: Consists of miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings, many about Elkin, in no particular order.


box-folder   49-50/235-237  
XXIII.2. Manuscripts by others. (ca. 29 items.)   
Scope: Consists of works by others, some on the subject of Elkin and his works, foldered separately. Also includes curriculum vitae and personal statements.


box-folder   50-52/238-243  
XXIII.3. Programs and awards ceremonies. (ca. 76 items.)   
Scope: 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.


box-folder   50/238  
XXIII.3.a. Programs, ads, brochures. (ca. 19 items.)
box-folder   50/239  
XXIII.3.b. Sewanee Writers Conference. (1 item.)   
Scope: Includes small Elvis button.


box-folder   50/240  
XXIII.3.c. Awards programs. (ca. 11 items.)
box-folder   51/241  
XXIII.3.d. Schedule & programs. (ca. 30 items.)
box-folder   51/242  
XXIII.3.e. Reports of Art Organizations. (ca. 8 items.)
box-folder   51/243  
XXIII.3.f. Reports of Art Organizations (including American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, etc). (ca. 7 items.)
box-folder   52/244-245  
XXIII.4. Washington University business. (ca. 58 items.)   
Scope: Consists of class rosters and student information, and monthly expense account statements.


box-folder   52/246  
XXIII.5. Readings. (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: Consists of information regarding Elkin's readings and other events in which he was included. Includes schedules, catalogs, and posters.


box-folder   53/247  
XXIII.6. Photographs. (ca. 103 items.)   
Scope: Includes photographs of Elkin or taken by Elkin.


box-folder   53-55/248-251  
XXIII.7. Financial Documents. (ca. 63 items.)   
Scope: Consists of income tax returns and related documents.


box-folder   53/248  
XXIII.7.a. Income tax documents, 1965-1975. (ca. 24 items.)
box-folder   54/249  
XXIII.7.b. Income tax documents, 1976-1977 and 1983-1986. (ca. 11 items.)
box-folder   54/250  
XXIII.7.c. Income tax documents, 1987-1988. (ca. 7 items.)
box-folder   55/251  
XXIII.7.d. Miscellaneous financial documents. (ca. 21 items.)
box-folder   55/252  
XXIII.8. Personal Documents. (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of passports, driver's license, Joan Elkin's report cards, marriage license, and curriculum vitae.


box-folder   55-56/253-255  
XXIII.9. Catalogs and advertisements. (ca. 27 items.)   
Scope: Consists of catalogs and mailings from publishers, most of which include works by Elkin.


box-folder   56/256  
XXIII.10. In Memoriam. (ca. 6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of materials relating to Elkin's death and memorial reading. Includes newspaper clippings and programs.


box-folder   56/257  
XXIII.11. Notes. (ca. 62 items.)   
Scope: Consists of miscellaneous notes, lists, calendar pages, and computer instructions.


box-folder   47/258  
XXIII.12. Elkin's essays as published. (ca. 26 items.)   
Scope: Consists of photocopies of a number of Elkin's essays as they appeared in print in various journals, magazines, and anthologies.


box-folder   57-58/259-261  
XXIII.13. Articles on Elkin. (ca. 76 items.)   
Scope: Consists of articles on Stanley Elkin and his work.


box-folder   58/262  
XXIII.14. American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of membership rosters, awards brochures, exhibition of works, and ceremonial programs for the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.


box-folder   59/263  
XXIII.15. Elkin Appearances. (ca. 24 items.)   
Scope: Consists of fliers, programs, and announcements telling of appearances by Stanley Elkin.


box-folder   59/264  
XXIII.16. Brown University 1988 Series. (ca. 9 items.)   
Scope: Consists of program and clippings for the 1988 Brown University Reading and Lecture Series, which Elkin participated in.


box-folder   59/265  
XXIII.17. Books. (2 items.)   
Scope: Includes The MacGuffin and Blade Runner by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson.


box-folder   60-63/266-273  
XXIII.18. Travel Documents. (ca. 155 items.)   
Scope: Consists of airplane tickets, hotel receipts, notes, and financial documents.


box-folder   63/274  
XXIII.19. Miscellaneous. (ca. 27 items.)   
Scope: Consists of general miscellany.


box-folder   63/275  
XXIII.20. Computer disk index. (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of disk indentifications and indexes.


box-folder   64/  
XXIII.21. Multimedia. (ca. 32 items.)   
Scope: Consists of computer disks, cassette tapes, and audio reels.


box-folder   64/  
XXIII.21.a. Floppy disks, 5.25". (21 items.)   
Scope: 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).


box-folder   64/  
XXIII.21.b. Audio cassette tapes. (7 items.)   
Scope: Consists of seven audio cassette tapes.


 
XXIII.21.b.i. Elkin reads from Dick Gibson Show.
 
XXIII.21.b.ii. Talk Show.
 
XXIII.21.b.iii. Elkin interviewing comedian Lenny?.
 
XXIII.21.b.iv. Colyer at home and Jack E. Leonard Story.
 
XXIII.21.b.v. Elkin talk to dancers from MADCO.
 
XXIII.21.b.vi. Elkin talk to MADCO.
 
XXIII.21.b.vii. Elkin listen to 5:30 News & Talk Radio.
box-folder   64/  
XXIII.21.c. Reel to Reel. (1 item.)   
Scope: This is one large reel to reel consisting of a reading of The Orphan Song.


box-folder   64/  
XXIII.21.d. Reel to Reel, small. (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of three small reel to reels.


 
XXIII.21.d.i. Elkin interviewing 5 Dollar A Day Man.
 
XXIII.21.d.ii. Elkin interviewing Frend Actor Trinten.
 
XXIII.21.d.iii. Elkin interviewing Trinten in France.