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Guide to the Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron, 1831-2001

Collection Overview

The Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron includes first editions, limited editions, translations, and other editions, many of them autographed or inscribed, of the works of William Styron, along with published articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and related materials. The correspondence is chiefly letters written by Styron to Stuart Wright, the owner of Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, N.C. and publisher of several limited editions of Styron's work. Also included with the collection is a carbon typescript of Confessions of Nat Turner, with holograph notes, and the original typescript of Styron's recipe for southern fried chicken from The Artist's and Writer's Cookbook(1961).

The addition (Accession 2001-0056) consists largely of books (mostly first editions, some signed or inscribed) and printed material written by or about Styron, or containing his contributions (1951-2001). Also includes editions of All the Finest Girls (2001), by Alexandra Styron (his youngest daughter); an original manuscript review of Sophie's Choice (1979) by Julian Symons; an original publisher's advertisement for The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967); an uncorrected proof of Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter: A Tribute (1978?); and an original holograph manuscript of Styron's 1977 review of Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War (1977).

Addition (08-081)(5 items, .1 lin. ft.; undated) comprises a signed black-and-white photograph, and four pages of Styron's writing (two sheets are signed).

Addition (08-325)(4 items, .3 lin. ft.; dated 1982-1995 and undated) comprises two items of correspondence, a signed photograph, and an undated screenplay, SET THIS HOUSE ON FIRE.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron, 1831-2001
Creator
Hunter, Jody Jones
Extent
19.5 Linear Feet, 645 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's on-line catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

First editions, translations, and other editions, many signed and inscribed, of Styron's first novel.

Lie Down in Darkness, by William Styron, Bobbs Merrill,1951.

1st edition, presentation copy.

Box 1
Lie Down in Darkness, by William Styron, Bobbs Merrill,1951

1st edition - Tipped in Letter - no dust jacket.

Box 1
Lie Down in Darkness, by William Styron, Bobbs Merrill,1951

1st edition, signed.

Box 1
Lie Down in Darkness (uncorrected proof), by William Styron, Random House,1979
Box 1
Lie Down in Darkness (uncorrected proof), by William Styron, Random House,1979

Slipcased.

Box 1
Lie Down in Darkness, by William Styron, Vintage International,1992
Box 1
Lie Down in Darkness, by William Styron, Picador,1993
Box 1
Un Lit De Tenebres, by William Styron, Gallimard,1963

French edition.

Box 1
Un Lit De Tenebres, by William Styron, Gallimard,1986

French edition.

Box 1
William Styron's Lie Down in Darkness: A Screenplay, by Richard Yates,1985

Signed by Styron and Yates.

Box 1
William Styron's Lie Down in Darkness: A Screenplay, by Richard Yates,1985
Box 1
Inheritance of the Night: Early Drafts of 'Lie Down in Darkness,' Duke University, 1993
Box 1
Inheritance of the Night: Early Drafts of 'Lie Down in Darkness,' William Styron and James L.W. West III, Duke University,1993

Slipcased - letter 'J' of 26 lettered copies.

Box 1
Inheritance of the Night: Early Drafts of 'Lie Down in Darkness,' William Styron and James L.W. West III, Duke University,1993

#3 of 250 copies signed by Styron.

Box 1
Inheritance of the Night: Early Drafts of 'Lie Down in Darkness,' William Styron and James L.W. West III, Duke University,1993

Trade edition.

Box 1
The Landscape in Nightmare: Studies in the Contemporary Novel, by Jonathon Baumbach,1965
Box 1

First editions, first published versions, translations, and other editions of Styron's novella.

Discovery, No. 1, 1953

Signed by Styron; "The Long March" on page 221.

Box 1
Discovery, No. 1, 1953

"The Long March" on page 221.

Box 1
The Long March, Modern Library, 1956

Signed.

Box 1
The Long March, Modern Library, 1956
Box 1
The Long March, Vintage, ca. 1964
Box 1
The Long March, Random House, 1968
Box 1
The Long March, Hamish Hamilton, 1962

British edition.

Box 1
The Long March, Signet, 1968
Box 1
The Long March and In the Clap Shack, Plume, 1975
Box 1
The Long March, Black Swan, 1967
Box 1
The Long March and In the Clap Shack, Vintage International, 1993
Box 1
The Long March, Picador, 1994
Box 1
La Marche de Nuit, Gallimard, 1963

Pages uncut.

Box 1
La Marche de Nuit, Gallimard, 1963

Signed.

Box 1
La Marche de Nuit, Gallimard, 1987
Box 1
Den Langa Marchen, Wahlsrtom and Widstrand, 1963

Swedish edition.

Box 1
Set This House on Fire, Random House, 1960

1st edition, trial dust jacket.

Box 2
Set This House on Fire, Random House, 1960

1st edition, signed.

Box 2
Set This House on Fire, Random House, 1960

1st edition, signed.

Box 2
Set This House on Fire, Hamish Hamilton, 1961

1st British edition, signed.

Box 2
Set This House on Fire, Hamish Hamilton, 1961

1st British edition.

Box 2
Set This House on Fire, Vintage International, 1993
Box 2
Set This House on Fire, Picador, 1993
Box 2
A Roman Collection: Stories, Poems, and Other Good Pieces by the Writing Residents of The American Academy in Rome, edited by Miller Williams,1980.

Excerpt from Set This House on Fire.

Box 2
La Proie des Flammes,Gallimard, 1986-1988(2 volumes)

French paperback edition.

Box 2
Esta Casa en Llamas, Edhasa Sudamericana, 1980

Reprint of 1961spanish language edition.

Box 2
Que o Fogo Consuma Esta Casa, Publicacoes Dom Quixote, 1988.
Box 2

First editions, translations, and other editions of Styron's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Also includes contemporary accounts of the Turner rebellion, published excerpts of the novel, and other related publications.

The Confessions of Nat Turner, Random House, 1967

1st edition; presentation copy to James Jones and his wife Gloria.

Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Random House, 1967

#23 of 500, signed, slipcased.

Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Random House, 1967

Signed on tipped in leaf.

Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Random House, 1967

Fourth printing, signed.

Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, (uncorrected proof) Jonathan Cape,1968
Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Jonathan Cape, 1968

1st British edition, with Pulitzer Prize wrap.

Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner,Jonathan Cape, 1968

1st British edition.

Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, [ Random House] 1967

Pirated edition, photo offset from the Random House edition, signed.

Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, [ Random House] 1967

Pirated edition, photo offset from the Random House edition.

Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Modern Library, 1970
Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Vintage International, 1993
Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Modern Library, 1994
Box 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, Franklin Library, 1979

Brown leather.

Box 3
Les Confessions de Nat Turner, Gallimard, 1969

#18 of 45 deluxe copies of 1st French edition.

Box 3
Les Confessions de Nat Turner,Gallimard, Collection Soliel, 1969

2nd French edition.

Box 3
Les Confessions de Nat Turner, Gallimard, 1988
Box 3
As Confissoes de Nat Turner, Rocco, 1985

Portuguese edition.

Box 3
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology, Norton, 1998
Box 3
Oxford Book of the American South, edited by Edward L Ayers, Oxford,1997
Box 3
William Styron's Nat Turner: Ten Black Writer's Respond, edited by John Henrik Clarke, Beacon Press,1968

1st edition.

Box 3
William Styron's Nat Turner: Ten Black Writer's Respond, edited by John Henrik Clarke, Beacon Press,1968
Box 3
An Illustrated History of Black Americans, by John Hope Franklin, Time-Life Books,1973.
Box 3
Vintage Reading Notebook, Winter 1993, Vintage,1992

Text of Styron's essay "Nat Turner Revisited."

Box 3
Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, by Harriet Beecher Stowe,1856,(2 volumes)
Box 3
The Southampton Insurrection, by William Sidney Drewry,1900
Box 3
Nat Turner: Authentic and Impartial Narrative of the Tragical Scene Which Was Witnessed in Southampton County.., Warner and West, 1831, Oct. 21

1st edition. An account of the Turner uprising published nine days before his capture.

Box 3
Southampton and Charleston Slave Insurrections, by Henry Bibb,1849
Box 3
Great Gittin' Up Morning: A Biography of Denmark Vesey, by John Oliver Killens, 1972
Box 3
The Longest Memory, by Fred D'Aguiar,1994
Box 3
Six Plays for the Negro Theater, by Randolph Edmonds, 1934
Box 3
Frederick Douglass, by William S. McFeely,1991
Box 3
The Militant South, by John Hope Franklin, Harvard University Press,1956
Box 3
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: The Environment, The Event, The Effects, by Herbert Aptheker,1966
Box 3
Nat Turner's Slave Insurrection, by F. Roy Johnson,1966
Box 3
Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies, by John W. Blassingame,1995
Box 3
Slavery Agitation in Virginia, 1829-1932, by Theodore M. Whitfield, Johns Hopkins Press,1930
Box 3
From Rebellion to Revolution, by Eugene D. Genovese,1994
Box 3
Paris Review, 36, Winter 1966

Confessions of Nat Turner excerpted.

Box 3
Partisan Review, Vol. XXV, No. 3, Summer 1968

Responses to Nat Turner.

Box 3
The Southern Literary Journal, Vol. II, No. 2, Spring 1970

Essay on Nat Turner by George Core.

Box 3
Confessions of Nat Turner, by Alfred Celestine, The Many Press,1978

Poems inspired by Nat Turner.

Box 3
South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 1, Winter 1980

Essay on Nat Turner by William McGill.

Box 3
Harpers's Magazine, Vol. 235, No. 1408, September 1967

Lengthy excerpt of Nat Turner.

Box 3
In the Clap Shack,(uncorrected proof) Random House,1973
Box 4
In the Clap Shack, Random House, 1973

1st edition, signed.

Box 4
In the Clap Shack, Random House, 1973
Box 4
In the Clap Shack and The Long March, Plume, 1975
Box 4

First editions, translations, and other editions of Styron's novel. Also includes published excerpts and related materials.

Sophie's Choice, Franklin Library, 1979

Brown leather.

Box 4
Sophie's Choice, (uncorrected proof), Random House,1979
Box 4
Sophie's Choice, Random House, 1979

Advance presentation edition.

Box 4
Sophie's Choice, Random House, 1979

Slipcased, signed limited edition, #490 of 500.

Box 4
Sophie's Choice, Random House, 1979

1st trade edition.

Box 4
Sophie's Choice, (Uncorrected proof), Jonathan Cape,1979
Box 4
Sophie's Choice, Jonathan Cape, 1979

1st British edition.

Box 4
Le Choix de Sophie, Gallimard, 1990
Box 4
Sophie's Choice, Vintage International, 1993
Box 4
Sophie's Choice, Picador, 1993
Box 4
La Proie des Flammes / Le Choix de Sophie, Gallimard Biblos, 1989
Box 4
Le Choix de Sophie, Gallimard, 1989-90

Two volumes.

Box 4
Sofien Valinta, Kunstannusokeyhtio Otavo, 1983

1st Finnish Edition.

Box 4
Sophie's Val, Whalstrom and Widstrand, 1984
Box 4
Sophie's Choice, Corgi, 1987
Box 4
La Decision de Sophie, Grijalbo, ca. 1984
Box 4
Sophia, Vol. I and II, Edicao, undated

Portuguese edition.

Box 5
Writers on World War II: An Anthology, edited by Mordecai Richler, Knopf,1997
Box 5
On Writers and Writing, by John Gardner, Addison Wesley,1979

Contains review of Sophie's Choice.

Box 5
Sewanee Review, Vol. CV, No. 3, Summer 1997

Essay on the making of the movie "Sophie's Choice."

Box 5
The Archive, Vol. 89, No. 2, Spring 1977

Excerpt from Sophie's Choice.

Box 5
Girlfriends: 146 Literary Heroines,Lakin and Marley Rare Books, Catalogue Four, 1995
Box 5
This Quiet Dust, Random House, 1967(2 copies)

Bound copy of essay used in promotion of Confessions of Nat Turner.

Box 5
This Quiet Dust and Other Writings, (uncorrected proof), Random House,1982
Box 5
This Quiet Dust and Other Writings, Random House, 1982

1st edition, # 73 of 250, signed, slipcased.

Box 5
This Quiet Dust and Other Writings,Random House,1982(2 copies)

1st trade edition.

Box 5
This Quiet Dust and Other Writings, Jonathan Cape, 1983

1st British edition.

Box 5
This Quiet Dust and Other Writings, Vintage International, 1993
Box 5
Cette Paisible Poussiere et Autre Ecrits, Gallimard, 1985

1st French edition.

Box 5
The South Today: 100 Years After Appomattox, edited by Willie Morris, Harper and Row,1965
Box 5
Writers and Issues, edited by Theodore Solotaroff, Signet,1969
Box 5
Voices in Black and White: Writings on Race in America from Harper's Magazine, edited by Katharine Whitmore, Franklin Square Press,1993

1st edition.

Box 5
Voices in Black and White: Writings on Race in America from Harper's Magazine, edited by Katharine Whitmore, Franklin Square Press,1993

1st paperback edition.

Box 5
Darkness Visible,(uncorrected proof), Random House,1990(2 copies)
Box 5
Darkness Visible, Random House, 1990

1st edition.

Box 5
Darkness Visible, Random House, 1990

1st large print edition.

Box 5
Frost and Fire: 50 Depressive and Manic Depressive Writers of Genius...A Celebration, Catalogue Three, Lakin and Marley Rare Books, Spring 1995
Box 5
A Tidewater Morning, Eurographica,1990

#304 of 350 copies signed.

Box 5
A Tidewater Morning, (uncorrected proof), Random House,1993(2 copies)
Box 5
A Tidewater Morning, Random House, 1993

1st edition, signed, #47 of 200 slipcased.

Box 5
A Tidewater Morning, Vintage International, 1994
Box 5
A Tidewater Morning, Picador, 1994
Box 5

Chiefly fine press editions of Styron's writings. Some trade editions of collected works are also included. See also Box 15 (oversize).

The Best American Short Stories 1979, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, Houghton Mifflin,1979

Includes "Shadrach."

Box 5
Shadrach, Sylvester and Orphanos, 1979
Box 5
Great Esquire Fiction: The Finest Stories from the 1st Fifty Years, edited by L. Rust Hills, Penguin,1983
Box 5
The Paris Review Anthology, edited by George Plimpton, Norton,1990
Box 5
Christchurch, Briar Patch Press, 1977
Box 6
Admiral Robert Penn Warren and The Snows of Winter, Palaemon Press, 1978

Galley proofs, signed by Styron.

Box 6
Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter, Palaemon Press, 1978

1st edition, letter 'R" of 26 lettered copies.

Box 6
Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter, Palaemon Press, 1981

2nd edition, letter 'B' of 26 lettered copies.

Box 6
Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter, Palaemon Press, 1981

2nd edition, number viii of 50 roman numeral copies.

Box 6
Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter, Palaemon Press, 1981

2nd edition, number 39 of 100.

Box 6
Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter, Palaemon Press, 1981

2nd edition, #53 of 100.

Box 6
Great Fiction from Esquire Fortnightly, Esquire, 1979
Box 6
Message from Auschwitz,Press de al Warr, 1979

Letter 'O' of 26 lettered.

Box 6
Message from Auschwitz, Press de al Warr, 1979

#84 of 200 copies.

Box 6
An Address at the 204th Commencement of Hampden-Sydney College, May 23, 1980, Hampden-Sydney College, 1980

#50 of 1000 copies.

Box 6
Against Fear, Palaemon Press, 1981

1st edition.

Box 6
As He Lay Dead, A Bitter Grief, Albondocani Press, 1981

Letter 'Z' of 26 copies.

Box 6
As He Lay Dead, A Bitter Grief, Albondocani Press, 1981

#237 of 300 copies.

Box 6
Mr. Jefferson and Our Times, Stuart Wright, 1984

Signed, edition limited to 75 copies.

Box 6
Letter to the Editor of the Paris Review, Press de la Warr, 1986

Letter 'L' of 26 copies.

Box 6
Letter to the Editor of the Paris Review, Press de la Warr, 1986

#16 of 26 copies.

Box 6
Historic Houses: Thomas Wolfe Remembered, Thomas Wolfe Memorial Historical Site, 1988
Box 6
Blankenship, Press de la Warr, 1988

#2 of 100 copies.

Box 6
Blankenship, Press de la Warr, 1988

#14 of 100 copies.

Box 6
A Chance in a Million,Press de al Warr,1993(3 copies)
Box 6
Grateful Words About F. Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, 1997
Box 6

Published works containing writings by Styron, chiefly short nonfiction pieces, interviews, forwards and introductions, and cover "blurbs." For additional periodicals see also Clippings, Box 13 (oversize)

Writers Dreaming, edited by Naomi Epel,1993
Box 7
Stop Time, by Frank Conroy,1967

Blurb by Styron.

Box 7
The Human Experience: Contemporary American and Soviet Fiction and Poetry (proof), 1989

Forward by Styron.

Box 7
Conversations with William Styron, edited by James L. W. West III,1985

Cloth edition.

Box 7
Conversations with William Styron, edited by James L. W. West III,1985

Paperback.

Box 7
Arthur Miller and Company, edited by Christopher Bigsby,1990
Box 7
Self-Portrait: Book People Picture Themselves, edited by Burt Britton,1976
Box 7
To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones, edited by George Hendrick,1989
Box 7
At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf, by Bennett Cerf,1977
Box 7
Doing Justice: A Trial Judge at Work, by Robert Satter,1990

Introduction by Styron.

Box 7
Authors Take Sides on Vietnam, edited by Cecil Woolf,1967
Box 7
Selections from the First Two Issues of the New York Review of Books, Winter/Spring 1963, edited by Robert B. Silvers,1988
Box 7
Proceedings of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Second Series, No. 41, 1990
Box 7
Proceedings of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Second Series, No. 26, 1976
Box 7
Proceedings of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Second Series, No. 21, 1971
Box 7
The Rushdie Letters, edited by Steve McDonogh,1993
Box 7
One and Twenty: Duke Narrative and Verse, 924-1945, edited by William Blackburn,1945

1st edition, signed by Styron.

Box 7
One and Twenty: Duke Narrative and Verse, 1924-1945, edited by William Blackburn,1945

1st edition.

Box 7
Under Twenty-Five: Duke Narrative and Verse, 1945-1962, edited by William Blackburn,1963
Box 7
The Big Love, by Florence Aadland,1986

Blurb and introduction by Styron.

Box 7
Fighting Words: Writers Lambast other Writers, edited by James Charlton,1994
Box 7
Writers at Work, the Paris Review Interviews, edited by Malcolm Cowley,1958

1st edition.

Box 7
Writers at Work, the Paris Review Interviews, edited by Malcolm Cowley,1959

1st paperback edition.

Box 7
American Vanguard,1950, edited by Charles Glicksberg,1950
Box 7
Best Short Stories from the Paris Review, 1959

Introduction by William Styron.

Box 7
Writers at Work, the Paris Review Interviews: Ninth Series (uncorrected proof), edited by George Plimpton,1992

Introduction by Styron.

Box 8
Writers at Work, the Paris Review Interviews: Ninth Series, edited by George Plimpton,1992

Introduction by Styron.

Box 8
The Morning and The Evening, by Joan Williams,1961

Blurb by Styron.

Box 8
Peter Mathiessen: A Bibliography, by D. Nicholas,1979
Box 8
The Human Experience: Contemporary American and Soviet Fiction and Poetry, 1989

Forward by Styron.

Box 8
To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones, edited by George Hendrick,1989
Box 8
Double Exposure, by Roddy McDowall, 1966
Box 8
On the Vineyard, by Peter Simon,1980
Box 8
The Artist's and Writer's Cookbook, edited by Beryl Barr,1961
Box 8
In the Kennedy Style, by Letticia Baldrige,1998
Box 8
First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum,1993
Box 8
Workshop: A Spontaneous Approach to Literature, by Robert Crotty,1971
Box 8
Means of Escape, by Philip Caputo,1991
Box 8
William Styron: A Descriptive Bibliography, by James L.W. West III,1977
Box 8
In Solitude and In Company: The Writings of William Styron, by James L.W. West III and Robert Byrd,1998
Box 8
The Paris Review, 106, 1988,Spring.
Box 8
Law and Disorder: The Chicago Convention and Its Aftermath, ca. 1968

Essay by Styron.

Box 8

Published interviews, short biographical profiles, analysis, and photographs. Also includes two works by Styron's wife, the poet Rose Burgunder Styron.

Parting the Curtains, by Dannye Romine Powell,1994
Box 8
The Absurd Hero in American Fiction, by David Galliway,1981
Box 8
The Achievement of William Styron, edited by Robert K. Morris,1981
Box 8
The Novels of William Styron: From Harmony to History, by Gavin Cologne-Brookes,1995
Box 8
The Writer's Image: Literary Portraits, by Jill Krementz,1980
Box 8
Images of the Southern Writer, by Mark Morrow,1985
Box 8
From Summer to Summer, by Rose Burgunder Styron,1966
Box 9
Thieves Afternoon, by Rose Burgunder Styron,1973
Box 9
Southern Writers, by William Starr,1997
Box 9
A Likely Story: One Summer with Lillian Hellman, (proof), by Rosemary Mahoney,1998
Box 9
Conversations with Arthur Miller, edited by Matthew C. Roudane,1987
Box 9
New York Days, by Willie Morris,1993
Box 9
Continual Pilgrimage: American Writers in Paris,1944-1960,by Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno,1992
Box 9
Arthur Miller and Company, edited by Christopher Bigsby,1990
Box 9
The American Literary Anthology, edited by William Styron,1968
Box 9
The Writer's World, edited by Elizabeth Janeway,1969
Box 9
A Writer's Capital, by Louis Auchincloss,1974
Box 9
William Styron, by Richard Pearce,1971(2 copies)
Box 9
The Writers Desk, by Jill Krementz,1996
Box 9
Writers Workshop: Study Guide, edited by Beth Littlejohn,1982
Box 9
The Old Gringo, by Carlos Fuentes,1989

Dedicated to Styron.

Box 9
The NPR Interviews, 1995, edited by Robert Siegel,1995

Interview with Styron.

Box 9
Ploughshares, Vol.1, No.3, 1972

Interview with Styron.

Box 9
How They Met, edited by Nancy Cobb,1992
Box 9
Savage Grace,(uncorrected proof) by Natalie Robins and Steven M. L. Aronson,1985
Box 9
The Poet at the Piano, by Michiko Kakutani,1989
Box 9
Terrains of the Heart, by Willie Morris,1981
Box 9
Writers, photographs by Sally Soames,1995
Box 9
The Root of All Evil, by John Kenny Crane,1984
Box 9
Words and Faces, by Hiram Haydn,1974
Box 9

Chiefly published excerpts of novels, arranged by novel in chronological order, and short non-fiction pieces by and about Styron. See also Box 13 (oversize).

The Paris Review, 22, Autumn-Winter, 1959-60
Box 10
The Nation, 1967, Oct. 16
Box 10
Harper's Magazine, 1967, Sept.
Box 10
Time, 1967, Oct. 13
Box 10
The Hollins Critique, 1967, Dec.
Box 10
"Reflections on Nat Turner," James T. Cleland,1968
Box 10
Miscellaneous clippings
(1 folder)
Box 10
Esquire, 1976, Sept.
Box 10
Esquire, 1976, Apr.
Box 10
Newsweek, 1979, May 20
Box 10
Moviegoer, 1983 Jan.
Box 10
Vanity Fair, 1989, Dec.
Box 10
Duke Magazine,1990-1991,Dec.-Jan.
Box 10
Esquire, 1987, Aug.
Box 10
Lord John Press Catalog, 1992
Box 10
Dear Reader, Square Books, 1993, Sept.-Oct.
Box 10
The New Republic,1959, Apr.6
Box 10
Harper's Magazine, 1968, Apr.
Box 10
Esquire, 1983, Dec.
Box 10
Duke: To Cross a Threshold, 1984
Box 10
The Archive,1987,Spring
Box 10
Esquire, 1989, Apr.
Box 10
The Nation, 1993, Jan. 4-11
Box 10
At Random,1993,Fall
Box 11
At Random,1997,Spring
Box 11
The New Yorker, 1998, Aug. 17
Box 11
New York, 1980, Oct. 20
Box 11
Duke Magazine, 1984, July-Aug.
Box 11
Duke Magazine, 1984, Sept.-Oct.
Box 11
Esquire, 1986, Dec.
Box 11
The Davidsonian, 1986, Apr. 25
Box 11
Duke Magazine, 1990, Apr.-May
Box 11
Duke Magazine, 1992, Mar.-Apr.
Box 11
Glimmer Train,1993,Winter
Box 11
Dear Reader, Square Books, 1993, Mar.-Apr.
Box 11
"Oxford Conference for the Book," 1993
Box 11
Southern Register,1993,Spring
Box 11
Davidson Journal,1994,Summer
Box 11
Duke Magazine, 1995, Jan.-Feb.
Box 11
Firsts, 1995, Feb.
Box 11
Davidson Journal, 1996, Winter
Box 11
"A Conversation with William Styron," and "A Conversation with James West," 1997

Printed from the internet in 1997.

Box 11
Duke Magazine, 1997, July-Aug.
Box 11
Southern Register,1997,Summer
Box 11
Two typed excerpts from The Confessions of Nat Turner, signed by Styron, undated
Box 11
Typed excerpt from Lie Down in Darkness, signed by Styron, undated
Box 11
Typed excerpt from This Quiet Dust, signed by Styron, undated
Box 11
Photograph of Styron, by Nancy Crampton; signed by Styron.
Box 11
Correspondence with Vearl Moody

One autographed postcard, 1979, May 30;Two autographed letters, 1982, Nov. 3and undated

(3 letters)
Box 11
Correspondence with Stuart Wright, 1977-1984

Chiefly letters from Styron to Wright. Wright owned Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, N.C. and published many limited editions of Styron's work. In some correspondence, Styron addresses Wright as Lt. Col. Stuart Wright and signs himself as Maj. Gen. William Styron, CSA.

(39 letters)
Box 11
Miscellaneous Promotional Materials
(1 folder)
Box 11
William Styron reading from 'Lie Down in Darkness,' Caliope, 1963

33 1/3 rpm long playing 7" vinyl record.

Box 12
William Styron Reads His Works, Jeffrey Norton Audio Forum, 1968

Styron reads from Nat Turner and The Long March.

Box 12
Writers Workshop, Center for the Study of Southern Culture,1981

VHS recording of Styron speaking to James Dickey's class.

Box 12
William Styron reading from Sophie's Choice,1986

Audio cassette of Styron reading at Davidson College.

Box 12
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, Random House Sound Editions, 1990

2 audio cassettes, read by Styron.

Box 12
Conversation of William Styron, undated

Home-recorded Beta cassette of a public television broadcast.

Box 12
Lincoln Center Chamber Music, undated

Home-recorded Beta cassette of a public television broadcast. Styron and Arthur Miller discuss music in their lives and work.

Box 12
William Styron, An American Masterpiece, 1997

Home-recorded cassette of a 1-hour documentary. 2 copies - one Beta, one VHS.

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"Sophie's Choice," directed by Alan J. Pakula,1982

Home-recorded Beta video cassette.

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Sophie's Choice, read by Norman Snow, Random House Audiobooks,1986

2 sets of 2 cassettes each.

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Naked in New York, 1994

Styron has a cameo appearance.

Box 12

Clippings and oversize periodicals, 1951-1998,and undatedChiefly reviews and profiles of Styron. Includes some short non-fiction pieces by Styron. Listed chronologically.

"William Styron," New York Herald Tribune,1951, Sept.9,
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"A Rich, Moving Novel Introduces a Young Writer of Great Talent," by Howard Mumford Jones, New York Herald Tribune,1951, Sept.9
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"Talk With William Styron," by David Dempsey, New York Times Book Review,1951, Sept.9
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"In a Place Where Live is a Stranger" by John W. Aldridge, New York Times,1951, Sept.9
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"Prose of Promise," by Harrison Smith, Saturday Review,1952,Feb 16
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"Mrs. Aadland's little girl, Beverly," by William Styron, Esquire,1961, Nov.
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"Editorial: Faulkner's Legacy: 'Honor, Pity, Pride,'" Life Magazine,1962, July 20
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"Catch $95," Newsweek,1964, March9.
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"Slave's Own Story of Virginia Revolt," by T.R. Gray, The Washington Post,1967, Oct. 15
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"The Slave Who Became a Man," by Wilfred Sheed, New York Times Book Review,1967, Oct.8
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"What People are Reading," Book World,1967, Oct. 29
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"Nat Turner's Confession," by T.R. Gray, New York Post,1967, Oct. 28
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"The Literary Attacks on Styron's Nat Turner," The [Washington] Sunday Star,1968, Sept.1
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"In the Jungle," by William Styron, The New York Review of Books,1968, Sept. 26
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"William Styron: Portrait of a Man Reading," interviewed by Charles Monaghan, The Washington Post Book World,1968, Oct. 27
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" Truman Capote lists the books he will give his friends for Christmas," The Washington Post Book World,1968, Dec.1
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"Italian Poets Gets $10,000 prize; Styron is Cited for Nat Turner," The New York Times,1970, Mar. 10
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"Introduction," by William Styron, Taproot,1978-1979,Winter
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"Sophie's Choice: A Novel of Evil," by John Gardner, New York Times Book Review,1979, May 27
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"Bestsellers" New York Times Book Review,1979, July 22
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"Moujik 'n' Pulp Sandwich," by Lec Navarozov, Chronicles of Culture,1979, Nov.-Dec.
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"Updike, Styron, and Chrichton Celebrate Martha's Vineyard," The New York Times Magazine,1980, June 15
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"Works in Progress," New York Times Book Review,1982, June6
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"Interview with William Styron," by Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review,1982, Dec. 12
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"Newsmakers," Newsweek,1983, Feb. 18
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New York Times Books Review, 1983, Nov. 27
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The Duke Annual Fund Report, 1986-1987
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"Historians take another look at the confessions of Nat Turner," by Debbie Selinsky, The Duke Dialog,1987, May 29
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"In the Hours Before Hiroshima," by William Styron, The Archive,1987,Spring
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"Nat Turner Revisited," by Dixie B. O'Conner, Leader Magazine,1987, June4
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"Arts and letters academy picks 3," The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal,1987, Dec.7
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"Duke Prof 'Imposes Order' On Work of William Styron," by Betty Hodges, The Durham Morning Herald, 1988, Jan. 17
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"World Statement in Support of Salman Rushdie," New York Review of Books,1989, April 13
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"How the death of Faulkner came to Life," by William Thomas, The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal,1989, Aug.5
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"Styron gift will launch NCSU fund," 1989
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"Darkness Visible: 'A Howling Tempest in the Brain'" by Victoria Glendinning, The New York Times Book Review,1990, Aug. 19
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"On William Blackburn and Creative Imagination," by William Styron, The Duke Dialog,1991, Sept. 13
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"Styron Speaks at Founders' Day," The Duke Insider,1991, Nov.
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"Novelist comes home to Duke," by David Folkenflik, The Durham Herald-Sun,1991, Dec.6
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"Solid short stories probe a family," by Frederic Koeppel, The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal,1993, Dec. 12
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"Historical Fiction and the Facts," Wilson Quarterly,1993, Winter (2 copies)
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"Disney can only mock slavery's pain," by William Styron, The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal,1994 Aug.7
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"Exploring the Links Between Depression, Writers and Suicide," by William Grimes, New York Times,1994, Nov. 14
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"A Wounded Healer: Review of Touched With Fire," by Marie Arana-Ward, Book World,1996, Aug. 18
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"Pulitzer-winning author donates manuscript, other items to Duke," The Durham Herald-Sun,1997, May 29
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"Library acquires Styron papers," by Noah Bartolucci, The Duke Dialog,1997, June7
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"Styron, Biographer Swap Tales," The Raleigh News and Observer,1998, Mar. 29
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"Review: William Styron: A Life," by Victor Strandberg, The Raleigh News and Observer , 1998, Mar. 29
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"The Confession of William Styron," by Jason Wagner, The Chronicle,1998, Mar. 30
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"Review: William Styron: A Life," by Michale Pearson, The Washington Post Book World,1998, May3
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"Film Review: 'Shadrach,'" The Wall Street Journal,1998, Sept. 25
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The Faulkner Newsletter, 1998, Oct.-Dec.
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"Stars Shine in 100th Archive," by Jon Hilsenrath, The Duke Chronicle,undated
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"No, No!! Not A Kudo!!!" by Russell Baker, undated
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"Legal Scholar, Writer Urge Rejection of Bork," undated
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"Novelist Styron Addresses Graduates of Duke," undated
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Confessions of Nat Turner, 1967

Carbon copy, with holograph corrections, of Styron's original typescript.

Box 14
The Four Seasons: Essay by William Styron, by Harold Altman, Pennsylvania State University Press,1965
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Photograph of William Styron and James Jones.
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Large gray Hanes cotton T-shirt. Back reads, "'I still maintain that the times get precisely the literature that they deserve.' William Styron. Paris Review,1953," 1993
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The Vanishing South: the Art of Hubert Shuptrine,1993Calendar with commentary by William Styron.
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Holograph manuscript page of an unidentified text, signed by Styron, undated
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"Southern Fried Chicken," by William Styron, 1961
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Lie Down in Darkness, Bobbs-Merrill, 1951

Third printing, with long inscription by Styron to reviewer Maxwell Giesmar; includes Geismar's holograph comments and marks of emphasis.

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The Confessions of Nat Turner, Random House, 1967

First edition; Herbert Aptheker's copy, signed by him and including his marks and annotations throughout.

Box 1
Conversations with Willie Morris, University Press of Mississippi, 2000

First edition; contains many mentions of Styron.

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Remembering Willie, University Press of Mississippi, 2000

First edition; includes Styron's "It Cannot Be Long" .

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Dog Eat Dog, by Edward Bunker, St. Martin's Press, 1996

First edition; introduction by Styron.

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All the Finest Girls, by Alexandra Styron, Little, Brown, 2001

First edition; signed by the author.

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All the Finest Girls, by Alexandra Styron, Little, Brown, 2001

Uncorrected proof in original green wrappers.

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But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative, by Fred Hobson, Louisiana State University Press, 1999

Includes several mentions of Styron.

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Onward!: 25 Years of Advice, Exhortation, and Inspiration from America's Best Commencement Speeches, Scribner, 2000

Includes excerpt from Styron's 1981 commencement speech at Duke.

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Indian Country, by Philip Caputo, Bantam, 1987

Styron's advance reading copy of the first edition.

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Three Minutes or Less: Life Lessons from America's Greatest Writers, Bloomsbury, 2000
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Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, Morrow, 2001

First edition; includes excerpt from Styron's Darkness Visible.

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Dead Run: The Untold Story of Dennis Stockton and America's Only Mass Escape from Death Row, Times Books, 1999

First edition; introduction by Styron.

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A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs by Curt Richter, Hill Street Press, 2000

First edition, signed by the photographer; includes portrait of Styron.

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A Word to the Unwise, Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2000

Review by Dave Shiflett of Onward! book.

Box 2
Printed material concerning Edward Bunker

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American Heritage, October 1992 special issue
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The New Yorker, December 13, 1999 issue
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Oxford American, September/October 1999 issue
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Southern Review of Literature, September 15, 1951 issue
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Playboy, Vol. 15, No.12, December 1968

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An Evening with William Styron, program from gala tribute to Styron held at the Library of Virginia, December 2, 2000

Accompanied by articles printed from the internet about the event.

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Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter, A Tribute, by William Styron, Palaemon Press, 1978?

Uncorrected proof.

Box 2
Original manuscript review of Sophie's Choice, by Julian Symons

Published as "The Penalties of Survival" in the [London] Times Literary Supplement, November 30, 1979.

Box 2
Original camera-ready publisher's advertisement for The Confessions of Nat Turner

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Original holograph manuscript of Styron's 1977 review of A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

First published in The New York Review of Books, 23 June 1977.

Box 2

One black-and-white signed photograph, and four pages of Styron's writing (two sheets are signed).

Accession 2008-0325

(1 box and 1 folder)

Two items of correspondence in one folder. Also includes a photograph and an undated screenplay, SET THIS HOUSE ON FIRE (in one box).

Historical Note

Hunter is a collector of works by certain southern authors taught by William Blackburn. William Styron is an award-winning author of American literature, including such works as Sophie's Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner. Both are Duke University alumni.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Jody Jones Hunter Collection of Works by William Styron was received as a gift by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1998, 2001 and 2008.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Don Sechler

Completed December 17, 1998

Additions minimally processed by Elizabeth Arnold

Updated June 11, 2003

Encoded by Don Sechler; Elizabeth Arnold

Finding aid updated to include unprocessed 2008 accessions by Alice Poffinberger, August 2, 2009.

Restriction on two letters in 2008 accession have been lifted.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.