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Preliminary Guide to the Michael Malone Papers, circa 1970-2011

Abstract

Best-selling author and daytime television writer from Durham, N.C.

The collection chiefly contains drafts and galleys of Malone's novels and other writings, personal and professional correspondence, and teaching materials. Also included are contracts and royalty statements, book tour materials and other promotional materials, videocassettes, audiocassettes, newspaper reviews and clippings, and digital files. The bulk of materials relate to Malone's career as a novelist and as a writer for the popular soap operas One Life to Live and Another World.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Malone, Michael, 1942-
Title
Michael Malone papers, circa 1970-2011
Language of Material
English
Extent
33.5 Linear Feet, 26,625 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Accession (2008-0186) (22,878 items; 30.5 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2008) chiefly contains drafts and galleys of Malone's novels and other writings, personal and professional correspondence, and teaching materials. Also included are contracts and royalty statements, book tour materials and other promotional materials, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and digital files. The bulk of materials relate to Malone's career as a novelist and as a writer for the popular soap operas One Life to Live and Another World.

Accession (2009-0176) (750 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1980s) contains two binders of clippings, newspaper articles, reviews, and publicity for Malone's novels and plays from the 1980s. Also includes 1 videotape and 1 CD from One Life to Live.

Accession (2012-0052) (1875 items; 2.5 lin. ft.; dated 1980s-2011) contains incoming correspondence, clippings of reviews and profiles of Malone, and drafts of some of his works, including Four Corners of the Sky.

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Contents of the Collection

Promotional material, 2000-2008
Box 1
Clippings
Box 1
Research notes
Box 1
Talks
Box 1
Book tour materials
Box 1
Scattered correspondence and fan mail
Box 1
Contracts and royalty statements (RESTRICTED), 1970s-2000s
Box 2
Hyperion Soap Book materials
Box 3
Selma Silverstein funeral service
Box 3
Carolina Anthology, 1994
Box 3
Promotional materials
Box 3
Writings
Box 4
The Way She Died
Box 4
Directories
Box 4
Personal and professional correspondence, 1990s-2000s
Box 4
Defender of the Faith, etc.
Box 4
The Movie Making Marathon at Duke
Box 5
Personal correspondence, 1990s-2000
Box 5
North Carolina Writers' Network, 2006 Fall Conference
Box 5
Promotional materials and book jackets
Box 5
Red Clay and Blue Cadillac: Draft
Box 6
The Four Corners of the Sky: Draft
Box 6
The Four Corners of the Sky: Draft
Box 7
Red Clay and Blue Cadillac: Draft
Box 7
Other writings
Box 7
Correspondence, 1989-1991
Box 8
Time's Witness: Partial draft
Box 8
The Art of Being Human: Draft, 1991
Box 9
Research materials and notes for Fiction's Map, 1981
Box 9
Animal Farm Revisited materials
Box 9
Junk: a Musical
Box 9
Talks
Box 9
Research materials for Fiction's Map, 1981
Box 10
Washington Slept Here: a screenplay
Box 10
Teaching materials, University of Pennsylvania
Box 10
Notes on Burnside in Hillsborough, N.C.
Box 10
Ruin Creek by David Payne
Box 11
Notes and writings, 1980s-1990s
Box 11
Scattered correspondence, 1980s-1990s
Box 11
Correspondence, 1980s
Box 12
City of Angels: a musical
Box 12
Short stories and drafts
Box 12
Washington Slept Here: a screenplay
Box 12
Foolscap: Draft
Box 13
Unknown draft
Box 13
Playbills for musicals, 1980s-1990s
Box 14
Malone C.V.
Box 14
The Scarlet Letter and Hearing the Call
Box 14
Scattered correspondence, 1990-1991
Box 14
Printed materials
Box 14
Writings
Box 14
Teaching materials, University of Pennsylvania, for courses on musicals and love and war, 1991
Box 14
One Life to Live: Notes and plot outlines
Box 15
Greeting cards, postcards, and personal correspondence
Box 15
Red Clay
Box 15
Haunts of Broadway, 1998
Box 15
The Killing Club: Draft
Box 15
The Last Noel: Draft
Box 15
Printed material
Box 16
Book tour materials
Box 16
The Last Noel: Draft
Box 16
Red Clay, Blue Cadillac: Draft
Box 16
Scattered correspondence, 2000s
Box 16
Painting the Roses Red: Draft, 1974
Box 17
Other drafts and notes
Box 17
Dingley on the Rampage: Draft
Box 18
Uncivil Seasons: Draft
Box 18
Other drafts and writings
Box 18
Correspondence, 1970s-1980s
Box 19
Notebook
Box 19
Scripts, drafts, and other writings
Box 20
Short stories, 1980s-1990s
Box 20
Defender of the Faith, etc.: Draft
Box 21
One Life to Live, 2002
Box 21
Correspondence, 1980s
Box 21
Other writings
Box 21
Correspondence, 1980s
Box 22
Writings, 1980s
Box 22
Dear Colleague: Draft
Box 23
Members Only: an Original Screenplay
Box 23
Annotated drafts
Box 23
Photograph contact sheets
Box 23
One Life to Live, 2002
Box 23
Defender of the Faith, etc., 1981
Box 24
Members Only
Box 24
Dingley Falls
Box 24
Dingley on the Rampage
Box 25
Photograph contact sheets, 1970s
Box 25
Other writings
Box 25
Thomas Berger materials
Box 26
Scattered correspondence, 1980s
Box 26
Clippings regarding Elvis' death, 1977
Box 26
Handling Sin: Draft
Box 27
Scattered correspondence, 1980s
Box 27
Negatives
Box 28
Dingley Falls: Draft
Box 28
City of Angels: Draft
Box 28
Clippings
Box 28
Time's Witness
Box 29
Junk: a musical
Box 29
Takeover
Box 29
Malone C.V.
Box 29
Teaching Materials, Yale
Box 29
Washington Slept Here: notes
Box 29
City of Angels
Box 29
Scattered correspondence, 1970s-1980s
Box 29
The Widow's Mite
Box 29
Assorted writings
Box 30
Handling Sin
Box 31
Promotional materials
Box 31
Defender of the Faith, etc.
Box 31
Publicity
Box 31
Correspondence, 1970s-1990s
Box 32
The Delectable Mountains
Box 32
Handling Sin
Box 32
Short stories
Box 33
Scattered correspondence, 1980s
Box 33
Book tours, 1990s
Box 33
Appearances, 1991-1992
Box 34
Correspondence, 1990s
Box 34
King of the Cats
Box 34
Defender of the Faith, etc.
Box 34
Scattered correspondence, 1980s-1990s
Box 35
Dingley Falls
Box 35
Sea Moor Dunes: a play in 3 acts
Box 35
The Four Corners of the Sky
Box 35
Mrs. Wilder's Law
Box 36
Dingley Falls
Box 36
Pocket calendar, 1993-1994
Box 36
Defender of the Faith, etc.
Box 37
Other writings
Box 37
Scattered correspondence
Box 38
The Delectable Mountains
Box 38
Other writings and short stories
Box 38
Defender of the Faith, etc.
Box 39
Daytime Emmy Awards programs, 1991-1996
Box 39
Red Clay, Blue Cadillac
Box 39
Scattered correspondence
Box 39
Promotional materials
Box 39
Animal Farm Revisited
Box 40
Defender of the Faith, etc.
Box 40
One Life to Live
Box 40
Handling Sin: Galley
Box 40
Other writings
Box 40
Notes, publicity, and promotional materials
Box 40
The Delectable Mountains: Galley
Box 41
Writings and notes
Box 41
Psychetypes: A New Way of Exploring Personality
Box 42
Animal Farm Revisited
Box 42
Other writings
Box 42
TV work (13 Bourbon Street)
Box 42
Defender of the Faith, etc.: Draft
Box 43
13 Bourbon Street: Scripts, 1996
Box 43
Time's Witness: notes
Box 43
Promotional materials
Box 44
Handling Sin
Box 44
13 Bourbon Street: Scripts
Box 44
Animal Farm Revisited
Box 44
Scattered writings
Box 45
Foolscap: Proofs
Box 46
Foolscap: Proofs
Box 47
Defender of the Faith, etc.: Notes and drafts
Box 47
Newspaper clippings
Box 47
Playbills, 1970s-1990s
Box 48
One Life to Live and Another World
(12 VHS tapes)
Box 49
13 Bourbon Street, Episode 1, 1997
(Betacam SP)
Box 49
Author talks
(4 cassette tapes)
Box 49
Digital files, circa 1994-2006

Disks mostly include scripts and story outlines for One Life to Live, 13 Bourbon Street, and other Malone projects. Also included are novel drafts, some correspondence and memos, distribution lists, and other files.

[NOTE: The content of all CDs and 50 selected floppy disks have been migrated to a library server. Consult a reference archivist for access to these electronic files.]

(about 150 floppy disks, 17 CDs, and 1 reel-to-reel audiotape)
Box 50
Handling Sin: Proof
Box 51
The Delectable Mountains: Proof
Box 51
Dingley Falls: Proof
Box 51
Clippings
Box 51

Accession (2009-0176) (750 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1980s) contains two binders of clippings, newspaper articles, reviews, and publicity for Malone's novels and plays from the 1980s. Also includes 1 videotape and 1 CD from One Life to Live.

Newspaper reviews, clippings, snippets, publicity materials, 1980s
Box 52
One Life to Live Christmas Reel, 2003 (videotape)
Box 52
13 Bourbon Street Ep. 001, 1997 (CD)
Box 52

Accession (2012-0052) (1875 items; 2.5 lin. ft.; dated 1980s-2011) contains incoming correspondence, clippings of reviews and profiles of Malone, and drafts of some of his works, including Four Corners of the Sky.

Correspondence, unsorted, 1985-1990
(6 folders)
Box 53
Correspondence, 2008
Box 53
Correspondence, 2009
Box 53
Correspondence, 2010
Box 53
Correspondence, 2011-2012
Box 53
Malone's appearances/programs
Box 53
Publicity for Malone's programs
Box 53
Clippings with Malone's press coverage and profiles
Box 53
Programs and flyers for events Malone attended
Box 53
Edgars mystery awards programs
Box 53
FK Parters reports, 2009
Box 53
Publisher invoices
Box 53
Washington Slept Here drafts and notes
(3 folders)
Box 53
City of the Angels drafts and notes
(2 folders)
Box 53
Draft of unknown title
Box 53
Time's Witness draft
Box 53
Essays and short stories
Box 53
Scripts and proposals for musicals
Box 53
The Four Corners of the Sky drafts, unsorted
(5 folders)
Box 54
Dear Colleague background research
Box 54
Reviews of other works, by Malone
(2 folders)
Box 54
First Lady reviews, 2001
Box 55
Handling Sin publicity and advertisements
Box 55
Handling Sin fan mail, 1986-1987
Box 55
Handling Sin reviews, 1986
Box 55
House of Blue Leaves galleys
Box 55
Uncivil Season reviews, 2011 and undated
Box 55
Dingley Falls galleys
Box 55
Time's Witness reviews, 1989
Box 55
The Four Corners of the Sky publicity
Box 55
The Four Corners of the Sky reviews, 2009
Box 55
Clearing Waters, by M. Burakow and N. Hawthorne
Box 55
The Night Santa Claus Fell from the Sky
Box 55
Notes, drafts, and fragments
Box 55
Revelers Club, 2011
Box 55
Miscellaneous ephemera
Box 55
DVDs of Malone's appearances
Box 55

Historical Note

Michael Malone is a novelist and television writer from Durham, North Carolina. Educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard University, Malone taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale but is best known for his work as an author and a writer for the soap operas One Life to Live and Another World. Malone won a 1994 Daytime Emmy Award for Best Writing for his work on One Life to Live. Malone is married to Maureen Quilligan, a professor of English at Duke University. The couple reside at "Burnside," a historic home in Hillsborough, N.C.

  • The Delectable Mountains (1976)
  • Dingley Falls (1980)
  • Handling Sin (1983)
  • Time's Witness (1989)
  • Foolscap: Or, the Stages of Love (1991)
  • Uncivil Seasons (1993)
  • First Lady (2001)
  • Red Clay, Blue Cadillac: Stories of Twelve Southern Women (2002)
  • The Last Noel (2003)
  • The Killing Club (2005)

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Michael Malone Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Michael Malone Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in August 2008, July 2009, and April 2012.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Noah Huffman, September 2008

Encoded by Noah Huffman, September 2008

Updated by Meghan Lyon, July 2009 and April 2012

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

Accessions included in this inventory: 2008-0186, 2009-0176, and 2012-0052

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.