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Guide to the William Styron Papers, 1855-2007 and undated

Abstract

American author and Duke University alumnus. The William Styron Papers span the years 1855-2007, with the bulk of the papers being dated between 1943 and 1996. The collection consists of correspondence; writings by Styron and other authors; printed materials (including serials containing articles by and about Styron and his work as well as newspaper and magazine clippings); audiotapes, videotapes, and photographs; legal and financial papers; speeches and addresses; interviews; scrapbooks; and other material relating to Styron's personal life and his career as a writer. Extensive personal and professional correspondence between his family, friends, and fellow authors provides insight into his education at Duke University (particularly his studies with Professor William Blackburn of the Department of English) as well as his literary career and personal life.

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Styron papers
Creator
Styron, William, 1925-2006
Extent
29.9 linear feet, 24,515 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The William Styron Papers span the years 1855-2007 with the bulk of the papers being dated between 1943 and 1996. The collection is arranged into the following series: Correspondence, Writings by Styron (which includes Separate Publications, Contributions to Books and Periodicals, Speeches, Unfinished Work, and Miscellaneous Writings), Writings by Others, Printed Material, Audiovisual Material, Scrapbooks, and Miscellaneous Material. Extensive personal and professional correspondence between Styron and his family, friends, editors, and fellow authors provides insight into his education at Duke University (particularly his studies with Professor William Blackburn of the Department of English) as well as his literary career and personal life. The Writings by Styron Series includes numerous drafts, notes, manuscripts, and proofs of his novels, essays, speeches, and articles. Critical and analytical works concerning Styron's writing can be found in both the Printed Material Series and the Writings by Others Series. Interviews with Styron are to be found in both the Interviews section of the Writings by Others Series and in the Audiovisual Material Series.

Numerous American authors are represented in the collection in the Correspondence Series as well as in the Writings by Others Series. Among the major correspondents are Robert Penn Warren, Carlos Fuentes, Norman Mailer, and Reynolds Price. Letters from Eudora Welty, Truman Capote, Art Buchwald, Richard Wilbur, Kurt Vonnegut, William Kennedy, and James Dickey are also included. A separate index to some of the letters by well-known authors and celebrities accompanies the collection. The Writings by Others Series also includes limited edition copies of poems by Reynolds Price and Allen Tate.

Styron's close relationship with his family is documented in the early letters of the Correspondence Series as well as in the scrapbooks kept by his father. The latter include much juvenilia and childhood memorabilia as well as clippings documenting his early literary accomplishments. A diary kept by Styron during the year following his mother's death appears in the Writings by Styron Series: Miscellaneous Writings Subseries. The Audiovisual Material Series includes several family photographs. Videotapes in this series also provide much information about his life and work.

Among the Writings by Styron are numerous holograph notes, manuscripts written in pencil, and printed texts and typescripts with revisions. These provide detailed insight into Styron's creative process and enable the researcher to document the evolution of much of Styron's work. Research material used by Styron for some of his work, particularly The Confessions of Nat Turner, appears among the volumes in the Printed Material Series.

Styron's experience with having his work filmed for both television and the cinema is documented by screenplays of The Long March and Sophie's Choice. Several photographs of the latter production appear in the Audiovisual Material Series. A screenplay of Set This House on Fire, a first draft of a screenplay of Lie Down in Darkness, and a step outline of The Confessions of Nat Turner, none of which were produced, also appear in the Writings by Others Series

Unprocessed addition (06-105) (0.4 lin. ft) contains Styron's copy of The Confessions of Nat Turner and a binder of letters from Styron to Bertha Krantz, Robert D. Loomis, and others, 1967-1993.

Unprocessed addition (07-145) (6 items, 0.1 lin. ft.; dated 2007) contains copies of material from Styron's memorial service, including the program, book of reminiscences, and transcript. This material is boxed in box 1 of 08-142.

Unprocessed addition (08-012) (0.8 lin. ft.; 600 items; dated 1943-2006 and undated) includes published and unpublished essays, drafts, speeches, and writings by Styron, as well as copies of letters to his father (1943-1952) and correspondence from his wife, Rose, from around the time of his death in 2006. Also includes a leather portfolio with drafts of his work, photographs, clippings, and a photograph album from his daughter's film, Shadrach.

Unprocessed addition (08-072) (180 items, .6 lin. ft.; dated 1990-2003 and undated) comprises mainly letters to Styron regarding his works, especially DARKNESS VISIBLE. Also includes letters regarding appearances requested or planned.

Unprocessed addition (08-142) (388 items, .8 lin. ft; dated 1966-2007 and undated) mainly comprises incoming correspondence, which occasionally contains clippings, photographs, and other incidental materials. In addition, includes original manuscripts for several short works by the author, many annotated, as well as some handwritten manuscript pages for SOPHIE'S CHOICE. There are also two dvds of Styron's memorial service. Box 1 of this material includes Acc. 07-145.

Unprocessed addition (08-294) (0.4 lin. ft.; 300 items) was acquired and donated by James West III, and includes manuscripts, essays, edited drafts, and speeches by Styron. Each manuscript includes a cover page by West describing the condition of the materials. This material is boxed with Acc. 08/012.

Addition (11-142) (0.6 lin. ft.; 500 items) was donated by Styron's editor, Robert Loomis. It includes drafts and clippings, as well as photographs used in Styron publications.

Additions (12-017 and 12-131) (1.2 lin. ft.; 500 items) includes various writings and research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence Series, 1914-1997 and undated

The correspondence series is arranged chronologically and consists mostly of letters addressed to William Styron, but includes some written by him. Correspondents include family members, friends, teachers, publishers, and admirers of his work as well as other authors. A bound volume of letters to and from Donald Harrington is housed in box C 14 at the end of the chronologically arranged letters. Box C-15 contains restricted correspondence.

1914-1953
(16 folders)
Box C 1
1954-1963
(10 folders)
Box C 2
1964-1967
(6 folders)
Box C 3
1968-1971
(6 folders)
Box C 4
1972-1977
(6 folders)
Box C 5
1978-1979,Aug.
(5 folders)
Box C 6
1979, Sept.-1980, July
(5 folders)
Box C 7
1980, Aug.-1981, June
(5 folders)
Box C 8
1981, July-1983
(6 folders)
Box C 9
1984-1987
(8 folders)
Box C 10
1988-1989
(6 folders)
Box C 11
1990
(5 folders)
Box C 12
1991-1995
(9 folders)
Box C 13
1996-1997, undated
(7 folders)
Box C 14
Correspondence with Donald Harrington (bound), 1960-1986
(1 folder)
Box C 14
Restricted Correspondence
Box C 15

Writings by Styron Series, 1941-1997 and undated

Literary works by Styron are arranged in the following subseries: Separate Publications, Contributions to Books and Periodicals, Speeches, Unfinished Work, and Miscellaneous Writings.

Separate Publications Subseries, 1951-1993.

Drafts, typescripts, proofs, editions, and fragments of Styron's published monographic works, including some with Styron's revisions. Arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Lie Down in Darkness,1951, 1979
Box WS 1
Versions of beginning chapters
(1 folder)
Box WS 1
Advance galleys,1951
(1 folder)
Box WS 1
Page proof,1979
(3 folders)
Box WS 1
Set This House on Fire,1960
Box WS 2
Spiral bound galleys
(1 folder)
Box WS 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner, 1967
Research file
(1 folder)
Box WS 2
Advance galleys
(1 folder)
Box WS 2
Japanese edition
(1 volume)
Box WS 3
The Long March,1968
Carbon typescript
(1 folder)
Box WS 3
Screenplay
(1 folder)
Box WS 3
In the Clap Shack,1972
Fragments
(1 folder)
Box WS 3
Holograph
(1 folder)
Box WS 3
Manuscript
(1 folder)
Box WS 3
Manuscript with holographic revisions
(1 folder)
Box WS 3
Manuscript
(1 folder)
Box WS 3
Dead: A Love Story, 1976
Box WS 4
Manuscript
(1 folder)
Box WS 4
Typescript of screenplay
(1 folder)
Box WS 4
Message of Auschwitz, 1979,printer's proof
(1 folder)
Box WS 5
Sophie's Choice, 1979
Original holograph
(6 folders)
Box WS 5
Rejected manuscript pages
(1 folder)
Box WS 5
Setting copy
(6 folders)
Box WS 6
Master set, 1st pass
(3 folders)
Box WS 7
Master set, 2nd pass
(3 folders)
Box WS 7
Page proof
(2 folders)
Box WS 8
Galley
(3 folders)
Box WS 8
Miscellaneous holograph fragments
(1 folder)
Box WS 8
Author's corrected galleys (1 bosed item)
Box WS 9
This Quiet Dust, 1982
Box WS 10
Corrections
(1 folder)
Box WS 10
Setting copy
(2 folders)
Box WS 10
Proof
(2 folders)
Box WS 10
Galley proof
(2 folders)
Box WS 11
Introduction and 4 new holograph essays
(1 folder)
Box WS 11
Darkness Visible, 1990
Box WS 12
Galleys for Vanity Fair version
(1 folder)
Box WS 12
Book jackets
(1 folder)
Box WS 12
Early holograph fragments
(1 folder)
Box WS 12
Incomplete holograph
(1 folder)
Box WS 12
Final manuscript
(1 folder)
Box WS 12
Page proof
(2 folders)
Box WS 12
Proof
(1 folder)
Box WS 12
Author's galleys
(1 folder)
Box WS 12
Typescript with revisions
(1 folder)
Box WS 12
A Tidewater Morning, 1994
Box WS 13
Front material, book jackets
(1 folder)
Box WS 13
A Tidewater Morning, galley,1987
(1 folder)
Box WS 13
" Shadrach," manuscript and typescript, n.d (1 folder)
Box WS 13
Setting manuscript
(1 folder)
Box WS 13
Die copy
(1 folder)
Box WS 13
Master set, 1st pass
(1 folder)
Box WS 13
Master set, 2nd pass
(1 folder)
Box WS 13
Proof
(1 folder)
Box WS 13
Page proof
(1 folder)
Box WS 13

Contributions to Books and Periodicals Subseries, 1944-1996 and undated

Typescripts, manuscripts, and photocopies of Styron's contributions to books and periodicals are divided into the following sections: Short Stories, Essays and Articles, and Introductions and Contributions to the Works of Others. Within each section, the material is arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Short Stories
Box WS 14
1944, Jan., The Archive - "Where the Spirit Is"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1944, Mar., The Archive - "The Long Dark Road"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1944, Sept., The Archive - "Sun on the River"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1944, Dec., The Archive - "A Story About Christmas"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1945, Feb., The Archive - "Autumn,"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1946, May, The Archive - "This is My Daughter"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1946, Oct., The Archive - "The Ducks" (1 folder
Box WS 14
1965, April, Harper's Magazine - "This Quiet Dust"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1978, Mar. 14, Esquire - "My Life as a Publisher"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1985, May 7, Esquire - "Love Day"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1995, Sept. 18, New Yorker - "A Victim of the Great Pox"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1996, April, Paris Review - "Transcontinental with Tex"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
Essays and Articles
1946, Sept., The Archive - Review of An Almanac for Moderns by Daniel C. Peattie
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1946, Oct., The Archive - Essay on Dr. Newman Ivy White (1 folder
Box WS 14
1946, Dec., The Archive - Essay on Dr. Joseph Banks Rhine
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1961, in The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook - "Southern Fried Chicken"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1965, June, Harper's Magazine - Letter to Harper's Magazine
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1969, Spring, in The Southern Literary Journal - "The Use of History in Fiction"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1972, Summer, American Scholar - Review of The Aonheiter Affair, by Neil Sheehan
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1972, June, New York Times Book Review - Review of Lt. Calley, by John Sack and The Court-Martial of Lt Calley, by Richard Hammer
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1972, Mar., The Washington Monthly - Review of 365 Days, by Ronald J. Glasser
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1973, May6, New York Times Book Review - Review of A Second Flowering, by M. Cowley
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1974, June, New York Times - Op-ed page
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1976, Dec. 19, Washington Post - "Potomac"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1981, NY Review of Books - Review of The Civil War, by Mary Chestnut
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1982, Jan., The Hartford Courant - Account of writing Lie Down in Darkness
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1983, May, Le Figaro - Essay on influence of cinema on his writing
Box WS 14
1983, Dec., Esquire - "The Harbor: Edgartown, MA, Aug.1963"
Box WS 14
1984, Fall, Architectural Digest - Essay on Thomas Wolfe's house
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1985, Aug., Esquire - "Love Day,"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1987, May 10,New York Times - "Death Row"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1987, June, Esquire - Essay on Virginia Foster Durr
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
ca. 1987, Observer and New York Times Book Review Essay on James Baldwin
(2 folders)
Box WS 14
1988, Dec. 21, New York Times - Op-ed piece on Primo Levi
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1989, Aug., Vanity Fair - Essay on Irwin Shaw
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1989, Dec., Vanity Fair - "From the Abyss: Reflections of My Mind's Disorder"
(2 folders)
Box WS 14
1991, April4, Time - "A Father's Prophecy"
(1 folder)
Box WS 14
1991, June 16, New York Times Book Review - Review of Fortunate Son, by Lewis B. Puller, Jr.
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1991, Oct., Vineyard Gazette - Review of Deadline, by James Reston
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1992, American Heritage, Oct. - "Nat Turner Revisited"
Box WS 15
1992, Time - Essay on the family
(2 folders)
Box WS 15
1993, Jan.4, Newsweek - Article on Hiroshima and Auschwitz
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1993, Sept., Newsweek - Essay on depression
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1993, The Nation [v. 256, n. 1] - "Prozac Days, Halcion Nights"
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1994, Summer, Audubon Magazine - Response to proposed Disney theme park in Virginia
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1994, Dec., American Heritage - Comment
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1995, Apr. 23, New York Times - Letter
Box WS 15
1995, June, The New Yorker - Essay on Mark Twain
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1995, Aug., The New Yorker - Essay on Lolita
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1995, Oct.8, New York Times Book Review - "A Childhood Transgression"
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1996, Jan., Le Monde - Essay on the death of Mitterand
Box WS 15
1996, Cigar Aficionado - Essay on JFK and cigars
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1996, Egoiste - Essay on Terazosin
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated, High Fidelity - Review of JFK: As We Remember Him
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated, New York Times Book Review - Review of The Joint, by James Blake
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated, New York Times Book Review - Review of Reminiscences, by Douglas MacArthur
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated, London Observer - Essay on James Baldwin
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Introductions and Contributions to Works of Others
1975, May - Preface for a bibliography by James L.W. West III
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1982, Jan.- Introduction for the Franklin Mint edition of The Confessions of Nat Turner
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1982, Feb.- Introduction for the French edition of Whistler, by James Jones
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1982, April- Introduction for The Wheat and the Chaff, by Francois Mitterand
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1983, June- Introduction for The Cunning of History, by Richard Rubenstein
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1988 - Introduction for US-Soviet collaborative prose and poetry collection
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1988, Sept.- Afterward to Bernard Faber article, published in Esquire
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1988 - Preface for The View from Space
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1989 - Introduction for Letters of James Jones
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1990 - Introduction to Doing Justice
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1993 - Introduction for The Face of Mercy
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1995 - Introduction to Convicting the Innocent
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
1996 - Introduction for Dog Eat Dog, by Edward Bunkin
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Introduction for A Death in Canaan, by Joan Barthel
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Introduction for Paris Review volume of interviews, 9th series
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Introduction for Inheritance of Night, by William Styron
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Introduction for The Human Experience
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Introduction for Writers at Work, Vol. 9
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Introduction for No Beast So Fierce, by Edward Bunker
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Introduction for Fathers and Daughters
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Introduction for portfolio of etchings by Harold Altman
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - Essay for Betsy Locke's book on Duke alumni
(1 folder)
Box WS 15
Undated - "On Hellman, for book by Roddy McDowell
(1 folder)
Box WS 15

Speeches Subseries, 1942-1996 and undated

Transcripts of speeches written and mostly presented by Styron at commencements, memorial services, conferences, and award ceremonies, and upon other occasions. Arranged chronologically by date of presentation.

1942 - Commencement address at Christchurch School
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1973, May- Commencement address at Christopher Newport College
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1975, April 4 - "Admiral Robert Penn Warren and the Snows of Winter," New York City Lotus Club
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1975, April 10- Tribute to Robert Penn Warren
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1975, May- Speech on Howells Medal
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1975 - Commencement address at Christchurch School
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1980, May- "Almost A Rhodes Scholar: A Personal Reminiscence"
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1980 - Commencement address at Hampden-Sydney College
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1981, May 11- Commencement address at Duke University
(2 folders)
Box WS 16
1982, April 26- "Virginian of the Year" acceptance speech
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1982, April 27- Address at Carnegie Hall
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1983, January- Speech at NY Film Critics Award ceremony
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1983, May 28- Commencement address at Taft School
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1983 - "Mr. Jefferson and Our Times," Convocation address at University of Virginia
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1984, Sept. 25- Truman Capote memorial
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1984, Oct. 27- Connecticut Arts Award acceptance speech
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1984, Nov. 18- Remarks at Paul Green/Lone Vigil convocation at Duke University
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1987, Oct. 30- Remarks for panel at Duke University
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1987, Nov. 30- Acceptance for Legion of Honor
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1988, May 15- Commencement address at Claremount-McKenna College
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1988, July- 85th birthday speech for Virginia Foster Durr
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1989, April 7- Address to Fellowship of Southern Writers
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1989, May 4 - Address on depression
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1989, Nov. 9 - Speech at Bobst Award ceremony
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1990, May 30- Graduation speech at American University in Paris
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1990, May- Presenting the Howells Medal Award Citation to E.L. Doctorow
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1990, Oct.- Tribute to Arthur Miller
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1991, Jan.- Speech for McDowell Colony fund-raiser
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1991, Jan.- Funeral tribute to Bernard Faber
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1991, Feb. 28- Tribute to Philip Roth at National Arts Club
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1991, Nov. 23- "Some Reflections on Europe and America," presented to European Parliament
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1991, Dec. 5 - Convocation remarks at Duke University's Founders' Day
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1992, Feb.- Statement on Salmon Rushdie
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1993, Jan. 14- City Lights Society address
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1993, March 28- Speech at Boston Public Library
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1993, June 1- Remarks at ABA meeting in Miami, Fl.
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1995, May 4 - Statement at 40th anniversary party
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1995, October- Remarks at Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1995, Fall - Talk at Davidson College
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1995, Nov. 9 - Talk on genesis of Sophie's Choice
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1995, Nov. 29- Remarks, in absentia, at award for Tipper Gore
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1996, May- Commencement address at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1996 - Acceptance speech for French Legion of Honor
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
1997, Jan.- Tribute to Robert Loomis
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
Undated - Tribute to Philip Rahv; acceptance of Howells Medal
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
Undated - Fragments of 2 speeches
(1 folder)
Box WS 16
Abbie Hoffman
(1 folder)
Box WS 16

Unfinished Work Subseries, 1970-1990s and undated

Portions of 2 unfinished novels, unfinished works on Nicaragua and Carlos Fuentes, and an unfinished memoir about Styron's father. Arranged chronologically.

1970-1985- The Way of the Warrior
(4 folders)
Box WS 17
ca. 1980-1990- "Grandfather," holograph fragment
(1 folder)
Box WS 17
Early1990s- Memoir about Styron's father
(1 folder)
Box WS 17
Unfinished works on Nicaragua and Carlos Fuentes
(1 folder)
Box WS 17

Miscellaneous Writings Subseries, 1940-1997 and undated

Miscellaneous writings by Styron, including a diary, unpublished short stories, an outline for a motion picture, essays, and unidentified fragments and outtakes. Arranged chronologically.

1940, Wanamaker diary kept by William Styron
(1 volume)
Box WS 18
1941, Dec.8, "A Chance in a Million"
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
1947, "The Brothers"
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
1968, Outline for motion picture about Nat Turner
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
1992, Notes for1993calendar
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
1993, "Live on Stage"
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
1997, "Grateful Words About F. Scott Fitzgerald"
Box WS 18
Undated, Comments on Case Closed, by Gerald Posner
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
Undated, Unpublished essay on Russia
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
Undated, Essay on taking long walks
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
Undated, Essay about homosexuality
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
Undated, Essay on Alexander Cockburn
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
Undated, Fragment of "Marriott the Marine"
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
Undated, Miscellaneous essays
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
Undated, Outtakes
(1 folder)
Box WS 18
Undated, Untitled fragments
(5 folders)
Box WS 18

Writings by Others Series, 1958-1995and undated

Papers and theses by other authors on Styron's work, typescripts and photocopies of works sent to Styron by other authors, screenplays of works by Styron, and limited editons of poetry sent to Styron by other authors. Includes a sermon on Nat Turner by James Cleland, a signed typescript of "La obra maestra de William Styron" by Carlos Fuentes, and autographed limited editions of Reynolds Price's "Christ Child's Song at the End of the Night," and "The Annual Heron," as well as a limited edition of Allen Tate's "All is Brillig (Or Ought to Be)." The last box contains interviews with Styron. Arranged alphabetically by name of author.

Aubry, Martine - "William Styron and the Aesthetics of Failure,"1976
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Brunstein, Robert - "Styron's Choice," undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Bunker, Ed - Collection of short stories, ca. 1982
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Clark, Whitehurst - "Turkey Feathers," undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Cleland, James T. - Sermon on Nat Turner,1968
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Core, George - " The Confessions of Nat Turner and the Burden of the Past," undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Elliott, Shannon - "Exploration of Grief,"1992
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Fuentes, Carlos - "La obra maestra de William Styron," [1981?]
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Gardener, John - Notes preceding his review of Sophie's Choice, undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Gibb, Sharon - "Styron's Turner vs. Dr. Herbert Aptheker," undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Huffman, James - "A Psychological Redefinition of Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner," undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Leon, Philip - Styron bibliography,1978
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Morris, Willie - Book of the Month Club News,1979
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Morris, Willie - "Dear Mom, They're at it Again...," undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 1
Pakula, Alan - Screenplay of "Sophie's Choice,"1982
(1 folder)
Box WO 2
Pakula, Alan - Revised screenplay of "Sophie's Choice,"1983
(2 folders)
Box WO 2
Parrish, James A. - "No Home to Go Home To," undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 2
Peterson, Louis - Screenplay for Set This House on Fire, undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 2
Price, Reynolds - "Christ Child's Song at the End of the Night,"1978
(1 folder)
Box WO 2
Price, Reynolds - "The Annual Heron,"1979
(1 folder)
Box WO 2
Rockwell, Riffin - "For William Blackburn,"1973
(1 folder)
Box WO 3
St. Phalle, Therese de - "William Styron: Roots of Creativity,"1986
Box WO 3
Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr - "Introduction to William Styron," 1995, Feb. 1
(1 folder)
Box WO 3
Styron, Polly - Diary excerpts, undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 3
Styron, Susanna and Bridget Terry - "Shadrach: A Screenplay," [1997?]
(1 folder)
Box WO 3
Styron, William, Sr. - "The Genesis of William Styron," undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 3
Styron, William, Sr. - "Stories for his grandchildren," ca. 1958
(1 folder)
Box WO 3
Tate, Allen - "All is Brillig (Or Ought to Be),"1979
(1 folder)
Box WO 3
Torck Valentine - "William Styron's Sophie's Choice,"1984
(1 folder)
Box WO 3
Interviews
Box WO 4
Ellsberg, Daniel - Interview with Styron,1972
(1 folder)
Box WO 4
Kroll, Daniel - Interview with Styron, undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 4
Plimpton, George - Interview with Styron,1967
(1 folder)
Box WO 4
Rahv, Philip - Interview with Styron, undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 4
Shabalov, Ray - Interview with Styron,1967
(1 folder)
Box WO 4
Yale interview with Styron,1967
(1 folder)
Box WO 4
Unidentified interview with Styron, undated
(1 folder)
Box WO 4

Printed Material Series, 1900-1998 and undated

The printed material series is divided into the following groups: Serials containing material by or pertaining to Styron (arranged chronologically); Volumes which belonged to Styron or which contain material by or about him (arranged chronologically); Clippings pertaining to Styron and his work (some folders arranged chronologically and a few by topic); and Miscellaneous Printed Material (arranged chronologically). The William Styron Oversize Box contains other material in this series.

1944-1946,Duke Archive (6 issues)

Boxed set of Styron's copies

Box PM 1
1945, May 14, Archive Time (1 copy)

Note in Styron's hand refers to article on J. Foster Barnes on p. 22

Box PM 1
1952, Jan., Omnibook (1 copy)

Lie Down in Darkness(Abridged, p. 69)

Box PM 1
1954, Spring, The Paris Review (1 copy)

Interview: "The Art of Fiction V" (p. 43)

Box PM 1
1958, Spring, The Paris Review (1 copy)

Styron was advisory editor.

Box PM 1
1959, April6, The New Republic (1 copy)

"If You Write for Television . . . " (p. 16)

Box PM 1
1960, Autumn-Winter, The Paris Review (1 copy)

"The McCabes" (p. 12)

Box PM 1
1960, May 30, Publishers' Weekly (1 copy)

"William Styron Writes PW about His New Novel" (p.54)

Box PM 1
1960, Summer, Critique (1 copy)

"Styron and His Students" by Robert Gorham Davis (p. 37); "Styron and the Fiction of the Fifties" by David L. Stevenson (p. 47); "An Orgy of Commerce: William Styron's Set This House on Fire" by Richard Foster (p. 59); "Two Bibliographies: Saul Bellow, William Styron" by Harold W. Schneider (p. 71)

Box PM 1
1961, Sum./Fall, The Paris Review (1 copy)

Poems translated by Rose Styron: Ossip Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetayeva, Andrei Vozneisenski (p. 135)

Box PM 1
1961, Nov., Esquire (1 copy)

"Mrs. Aadland's Little Girl, Beverly" (p. 142)

Box PM 1
1962, Apr.,Wilson Library Bulletin (1 copy)

"WLB Biography: William Styron" by A. H. Cheyer (p. 691)

Box PM 1
1962, Spring, Voices (1 copy)

Symposium: "The Role of the Writer in America" (p. 7)

Box PM 1
1962, Nov., Esquire (1 copy)

"The Aftermath of Benjamin Reid" (p. 79)

Box PM 1
1963, July, Esquire (1 copy)

"Two Writers Talk It Over" by James Jones and William Styron (p.57)

Box PM 2
1963, Autumn, The South Atlantic Quarterly (1 copy)

"The Hopeful Stoicism of William Styron" by Jerry H. Bryant (p. 539)

Box PM 2
1963-64, Winter, Mississippi Quarterly (1 copy)

"The Triumph Over Time: Narrative Form in William Faulkner and William Styron" by Marvin Klotz (p. 9)

Box PM 2
1965, Apr., Harper's Magazine (1 copy)

This Quiet Dust (p. 135)

Box PM 2
1965, June, Revista de la Universidad de México (1 copy)

"Las memorias de MacAuthur" (translated by Carlos Monsiváis, p. 11)

Box PM 2
1965, Summer, The American Scholar (1 copy)

Styron's copy

Box PM 2
1966, Jan., High Fidelity (1 copy)

"John Fitzgerald Kennedy . . . As We Remember Him" (p. 38)

Box PM 2
1965-66, Winter, Critique (1 copy)

"Expense of Spirit: The Vision of William Styron" by Shaun O' Connell (p. 20); "William Styron's Don Juan" by Kenneth A. Robb (p. 34); "The Broader Vision: William Styron's Set This House on Fire" by Gunnar Urang (p. 47); "The Nature of Rebellion in The Long March" by Peter L. Hays (p. 70); "Robert Penn Warren, William Styron, and the Use of Greek Myth" by L. Hugh Moore (p. 75)

Box PM 2
1966, Winter, The Paris Review (1 copy)

"Virginia: 1831" (p. 14)

Box PM 2
1966, Oct., La Nouvelle Revue Français (1 copy)

"Poussière paisible" (part I, translated by Didier Coupaye and Claude Lévy, p. 649)

Box PM 2
1966, Nov., La Nouvelle Revue Français (1 copy)

"Poussière paisible" (part II, translated by Didier Coupaye and Claude Lévy, p. 852)

Box PM 2
1966, Fall, Partisan Review (1 copy)

"Runaway" (p. 575)

Box PM 2
1967, Sept., Harper's Magazine (1 copy)

The Confessions of Nat Turner (Excerpts, p. 52)

Box PM 2
1967, Oct.7, Saturday Review (1 copy)

"Race Riot, 1831" (review of The Confessions of Nat Turner by Granville Hicks, p. 29)

Box PM 2
1967, Oct. 13, Life (1 copy)

"The Novelist as a Rebel Slave. William Styron Goes Back to 1831and the Soul of Nat Turner" (p. 51); "Novel's Climax: The Night of the Honed Axes" (an excerpt from The Confessions of Nat Turner, p. 54)

Box PM 3
1967, Oct. 13,T ime (1 copy)

"Ideas of Hope" (review of The Confessions of Nat Turner, p. 110)

Box PM 3
1967, Oct. 16, Newsweek (1 copy)

"Into the Mind of Nat Turner" (review of The Confessions of Nat Turner by Raymond A. Sokolov, p. 65)

Box PM 3
1967, Nov. 25, The New Yorker (1 copy)

"The Fire Last Time" (review of The Confessions of Nat Turner by George Steiner, p. 236)

Box PM 3
1967, Nov., Yale Alumni Magazine (1 copy)

"Slavery in the First Person" (review of The Confessions of Nat Turnerand an interview with the author by R.W.B. Lewis and C. Vann Woodward, p. 33)

Box PM 3
1967, Dec., Vogue (1 copy)

"Styron Unlocked" by John Phillips (p.216)

Box PM 3
1967, Dec., The Hollins Critic (1 copy)

"William Styron and Human Bondage: The Confessions of Nat Turner" by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

Box PM 3
1968, Jan., Playboy (1 copy)

Piece by Art Buchwald in which Styron plays an important role: "Paper Plimpton" (p. 143)

Box PM 3
1968, Jan., The Seahorse (1 copy)

"Alumnus William Styron Tops the Best Seller List" by Neil Rabin (p.1)

Box PM 3
1968, Feb., Harper's Magazine (1 copy)

"The Vice That Has No Name" (p. 97)

Box PM 3
1968, Apr., Harper's Magazine (1 copy)

"The Shade of Thomas Wolfe" (p. 96)

Box PM 3
1968, May3, The Daily Telegraph (1 copy)

"The Quiet Dust" (p. 7)

Box PM 3
1968, July 13, Saturday Review (1 copy)

Styron's copy

Box PM 3
1968, July 20, Saturday Review (1 copy)

Styron's copy

Box PM 3
1968, July, McCall's (1 copy)

"The Oldest America" (p. 94)

Box PM 3
1968, Oct., Esquire (1 copy)

"My Generation" (p. 123)

Box PM 3
1968, Summer, The American Scholar (1 copy)

Symposium: "Violence in Literature" (p. 482)

Box PM 3
1968, Summer, Partisan Review (1 copy)

"The Turner Thesis" by Michael Thelwell (p. 402)

Box PM 4
1968, Summer, The Southern Review (1 copy)

"Nat Turner and the final Reckoning of Things" by George Core (p. 745)

Box PM 4
1968, Summer, Tufts Alumni Review (1 copy)

Notice of Styron's honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Tufts (p. 11)

Box PM 4
1968, Fall, Yale Literary Magazine (1 copy)

"The Case Against William Styron's Nat Turner" by Robert Sussman (p. 20); "William Styron on The Confessions of Nat Turner: A Yale Lit Interview" by Douglas Barzelay and Robert Sussman (p. 24)

Box PM 4
1968, Fourth Quarter, The Whetstone (1 copy)

"Reflections on Nat Turner" by Rev. James T. Cleland (p. 8)

Box PM 4
1968, Contemporary Writers in Christian Perspective (1 copy)

"William Styron. A Critical Essay" by Robert H. Fossum

Box PM 4
1969, Jan 20-26, L'Express (1 copy)

"Les confessions de Nat Turner" (excerpts from the French translation by Mourice-Edgar Coindreau, p. 92)

Box PM 4
1969, Jan. 20-Feb. 2, L'Express (1 copy)

"Les confessions de Nat Turner" (excerpts from the French translation by Mourice-Edgar Coindreau, p. 86)

Box PM 4
1969, Feb. 3-9, L'Express (1 copy)

"Les confessions de Nat Turner" (excerpts from the French translation by Mourice-Edgar Coindreau, p. 92)

Box PM 4
1969, Spring, The Southern Literary Journal (1 copy)

"The Uses of History in Fiction" (a panel discussion with Ralph Ellison, William Styron and Robert Penn Warren, C. Vann Woodward, moderator, p. 57)

Box PM 4
1969, Summer, Contemporary Literature (1 copy)

"Negro Literature and Classic Form" by Nancy M. Tischler (p. 352)

Box PM 4
1970, Spring, The Southern Literary Journal (1 copy)

"The Confessions of Nat Turner and the Burden of the Past" by George Core (p. 117)

Box PM 4
1970, Autumn, The Southern Review (1 copy)

Styron's copy

Box PM 4
1971, Sept., Esquire (1 copy)

"Marriott, the Marine" (p. 101)

Box PM 5
1971, Nov., Duke Alumni Register (1 copy)

"Dubious Submission and Willing Fate" (interview with James Wise, p. 4)

Box PM 5
1971, Spring/Summer, The Barat Review (1 copy)

Introduction by Nancy M. Tischler (p. 3); "A Letter From William Styron" (p. 5); "Styron's Nat Turner: A Search for Humanity" by Jean S. Mullen (p. 6); "Black and White: The Archetypal Myth and its Development" by Dalma H. Brunaur (p. 12); "Nat Turner's Mysticism" by Blair Whitney (p. 21); "Nat Turner: God, Man, or Beast?" by Patricia R. Cannon (p. 25); "Christ as Revolutionary / Revolutionary as Christ: The Hero in Bernard Malamud's The Fixer and William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner" by Sanford Pinsker (p. 29)

Box PM 5
1971, Autumn, The Southern Review (1 copy)

"Rebellion of Wrath and Laughter: Styron's Set This House on Fire" by Marc L. Ratner (p. 1007)

Box PM 5
1972, March,I ntellectual Digest (1 copy)

"William Styron on Our Literature of Collision" (interview by Philip Rahv, p. 82)

Box PM 5
1972, March, The Washington Monthly (1 copy)

"The Red Badge of Literature" (a review of Ronald J. Glasser's 365 Days by Styron, p. 32)

Box PM 5
1972, March, The Atlantic Monthly (1 copy)

Letter to the editor about remarks attributed to Styron (p. 27)

Box PM 5
1972, Aug., Esquire (1 copy)

"Checking in with William Styron" by Daniel Halpern (p. 142)

Box PM 5
1972, Dec., Ploughshares (1 copy)

"Reflections" (p. 82)

Box PM 5
1973, July 30, Time (1 copy)

"Martha's Troubled Vineyard" (article about Martha's Vineyard in which Styron is mentioned, p. 42)

Box PM 5
1974, Feb., American Heritage (1 copy)

"History Versus Historical Fiction" (Styron's response to an article published in a previous issue of AH, p. 101)

Box PM 5
1974, Aug./Sept., Southern Voices (1 copy)

Styron's Copy (article by Eugene D. Genovese on the slave family marked, p. 9)

Box PM 6
1974, Autumn, The Southern Review (1 copy)

"An Interview with William Styron" by Ben Forkner and Gilbert Schricke (p. 923)

Box PM 6
1975, Jan., The Literary Half-yearly (1 copy)

"The Agony of a Slave Negro: Theme and Technique in Styron's Nat Turner" by K. P. Saradhi (p. 6)

Box PM 6
1975, Spring, Mississippi Quarterly (1 copy)

"William Styron's Afterword to The Long March" by James L. W. West III (p. 185); "Afterword" (p. 187)

Box PM 6
1975, Costerus (1 copy)

"A Bibliographer's Interview with William Styron" by James L. W. West III (p. 13)

Box PM 6
1976, Sept., Esquire (1 copy)

"The Seduction of Leslie" (p. 92)

Box PM 6
1976, Winter, American Studies International (1 copy)

"Race, Ideology and Scholarship in the United States: William Styron's Nat Turner and its Critics" by Okon E. Uya (p. 63)

Box PM 6
1977, Sept., Bookviews (1 copy)

"Happy Moments at the Mailbox. Some Celebrated Authors describe..."by Peter Gardner (p. 10)

Box PM 6
1977, Spring, The Archive (1 copy)

"An Interview with William Styron" by Marc Stanford (p. 84); "The Force of Her Happiness" (excerpt from Sophie's Choice,, p. 94)

Box PM 6
1977, Spring, Mississippi Quarterly (1 copy)

"Discussions with William Styron" by Ray Ownbey (p. 283)

Box PM 6
1977, Island (1 copy)

"An Interview with William Styron" by Michael West (p. 47)

Box PM 7
1978, March 14, Esquire Fort Nightly (1 copy)

"My Life as a Publisher" (p. 71)

Box PM 7
1978, Nov. 21, Esquire Fort Nightly (1 copy)

"Shadrach" (p. 82)

Box PM 7
1978, Summer, Bulletin of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Religion (1 copy)

"William Styron on Nat Turner" (p. 1)

Box PM 7
1978, Fall, Cross Currents (1 copy)

Issue concerning the Holocaust. Passages marked by Styron.

Box PM 7
1978-1979, Esquire Fort Nightly (1 copy)

"Shadrach" (p. 46)

Box PM 7
1978-79, Winter, Taproot (1 copy)

"Introduction" (p. D)

Box PM 7
1979, March, Nagyvilág (1 copy)

"Lektorkorom emlékezete" (Elbeszélés, Ungvári Tamás fordítása, p. 326)

Box PM 7
1979, June, Horizon (1 copy)

"William Styron. An 'Unfamous' Great Writer Brings Out a New Novel, Sophie's Choice" by Andrew Fielding (p. 60)

Box PM 7
1979, July 23, People (1 copy)

"From Slavery to Holocaust, Author Bill Styron Makes Best-Selling Choices" by Andrea Chambers (p.67)

Box PM 7
1979, July, Vogue (1 copy)

"The Novel of the Year: William Styron's New Novel, Sophie's Choice (p. 164); "Styron's Choice" by Robert Brustein (p. 166)

Box PM 7
1979, Aug. 27, Newsweek (1 copy)

"Newsweek Newsmakers" (Styron mentioned among authors protesting the new American Book Awards, p. 42)

Box PM 7
1979, Aug., Look (1 copy)

"A Conversation with William Styron" by Peter H. Stone (p. 33)

Box PM 7
1979, First Quarter, The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (1 copy)

"The Second Serials of This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and the Damned" by James L. W. West III (p. 63)

Box PM 7
1979, Summer, The Student (1 copy)

"William Styron's Sophie's Choice: Evoking the Evil of Auschwitz Through a Polish-Catholic Heroine" by Alyce Woody and Wade Hampton (p. 40)

Box PM 7
1979, Winter, Contemporary Literature (1 copy)

"An Interview with William Styron" conducted by Valerie Meliotes Arms (p. 1)

Box PM 7
1979 Winter, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review (1 copy)

"The Writer's Power: An Interview with William Styron, James Dickey and Willie Morris" by Tom O'Grady (p. --)

Box PM 8
1980, May, South Atlantic Bulletin (1 copy)

"Almost a Rhodes Scholar: A Personal Reminiscence" (p. 1)

Box PM 8
1980, July-Aug., Realities (1 copy)

"In Praise of Vineyard Haven" (p. 54)

Box PM 8
1980, Sept., Saturday Review (1 copy)

"Creators on Creating: William Styron" by Hilary Mills (p. 46)

Box PM 8
1980, Nov., Horizon (1 copy)

"American Writers in Paris" by Ben Yagoda (p. 26)

Box PM 8
1980-81, Winter, Mississippi Quarterly (1 copy)

"William Styron: A Biographical Account" by James L. W. West III (p. 3); "Bearing the Unbearable: William Styron and the Problem of Pain" by John L. Cobbs (p. 15); "William Styron and the Spell of the South" by Valerie Meliotes Arms (p. 25); "Styron's False Start: The Discarded Opening for Set This House on Fire" by Arthur D. Casciato (p. 36)

Box PM 8
1980, Fall, Christchurch (1 copy)

"Styron's Choice" by Pam White

Box PM 8
1981, Jan., American Literature (1 copy)

"William Styron and The Southhampton Insurrection" by Arthur D. Casciato and James L. W. West III (p. 564)

Box PM 8
1981, Aug. 10, Elle (1 copy)

"Hanté par le souvenir d'une femme" by Katherine Pancol (p. 76)

Box PM 8
1981, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, Le Point (1 copy)

"Jean-François Fogel fail le point avec William Styron" by Jean-François Fogel (p.143)

Box PM 8
1982, Jan., Esquire (1 copy)

"The Conversation. Candice Bergen and William Styron" (p. 86)

Box PM 8
1982, Fall, The Stingaree (1 copy)

"Christchurch to Host Sophie's Choice Premier" (p. 1)

Box PM 8
1982, Modern Literature First Editions (1 copy)

Catalogue, Photo of Styron on the cover

Box PM 8
1983, Jan., Moviegoer (1 copy)

"Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline" by William Wolf (p. 9)

Box PM 8
1983, Apr., Commonwealth (1 copy)

"Styron's Choice" by Lisa M. Antonelli (p. 39)

Box PM 8
1983, Dec., Esquire (1 copy)

"The Short Classy Voyage of JFK" (p. 124)

Box PM 8
1984, Jan 6, Publishers Weekly (1 copy)

Quote from Styron about novel in progress (p. 60)

Box PM 9
1984, Sept.-Oct., Duke (1 copy)

"Inside the Creative Mind" by Georgann Eubanks (p. 2)

Box PM 9
1984, Dec., Vanity Fair (1 copy)

"In Celebration of Capote" (p. 120)

Box PM 9
1984, Summer, The Southern Review (1 copy)

"I, Stingo: The Problem of Egotism in Sophie's Choice" by William Heath (p. 528)

Box PM 9
1986, Summer, Southern Coalition Report on Jail and Prisons (1 copy)

Styron's copy

Box PM 9
1986, Fall, Tidings (1 copy)

"Styron Reminisces about Boyhood on the James" (p. 6)

Box PM 9
1987, Mar.7, The Nation (1 copy)

A Symposium: "Cigarette Ads and the Press" (p. 283)

Box PM 9
1987, Aug., Esquire (1 copy)

"A Tidewater Morning" (p. 85)

Box PM 9
1987, Winter, Southern Coalition Report on Jails and Prison (1 copy)

Styron's copy

Box PM 9
1988, Nov. 11, L'Express (1 copy)

"Styron: vive Jefferson" with Jacques Renard (p.8)

Box PM 9
1988, Fall/Winter, Colony News (1 copy)

Issue devoted to Styron's being awarded the MacDowell Medal

Box PM 9
1989, Dec., Vanity Fair (1 copy)

"Darkness Visible" (p. 212)

Box PM 9
1989-1990,Fall/Winter, Martha's Vineyard (1 copy)

"William Styron Speaks His Mind" with William Marks (p. 36)

Box PM 9
1989, Focus (1 copy)

"William Styron Visits NCSU" by Jinnie Davis (p. 1)

Box PM 9
1990, Jan., North Carolina State (1 copy)

"The Legacy Renewed" by Terri Leith (p. 7); "The Works of William Styron" by Terri Leith (p. 9)

Box PM 9
1990, Dec.-1991, Jan., Duke (1 copy)

Review of Darkness Visible: a Memoir of Madness by H. Keith H. Brodie, M.D. (p. 50); Excerpt from Darkness Visible (p. 51)

Box PM 9
1991, Mar. 21,Image (1 copy)

"Through a Glass Darkly" by Mark Hertsgaard (p. 10)

Box PM 9
1993, Winter/Spring, Duke University Libraries (1 copy)

Address to the City Lights Society (p. 2)

Box PM 9
1995, Sept. 18, The New Yorker (1 copy)

"A Case of the Great Pox" (p. 62)

Box PM 9
1995, Oct.8, The New York Times Magazine (1 copy)

"A Horrid Little Racist" (p. 80)

Box PM 9
1995, Spring, Traces (1 copy)

"I'll Have to Ask Indianapolis" (p. 4)

Box PM 9
Excerpt from Lie Down in Darkness (p. 13)

"Ordeal and Renewal. David Laurence Chambers, Hiram Haydn, and Lie Down in Darkness" by J. Kent Calder (p. 14)

Box PM 9
Undated, Esquire (1 copy)

"William Styron" by Walt Sandulli and Paul Duke (p. 25)

Box PM 9
1900 - The Southampton Insurrection, by William Sidney Drewry

Styron's copy with his marginalia.

Box PM 10
1924 - Eneas Africanus, by Harry Stillwell Edwards
Box PM 10
1961 - John Hartwell Cocke of Bremo. Agriculture and Slavery in the Ante-bellum South, by M. Boyd Coyner, Jr.
Box PM 10
1965 - An Examination of the Psychological Validity of Characters in 'Lie Down in Darkness', by Helen Slaby Mills
Box PM 10
1972 - To Choose Being: The Function of Order and Disorder in William Styron's Fiction, by Ray Wilson Ownbey
Box PM 11
Box PM 11
1973 - Esquire. The Best of Forty Years

"My Generation," p. 13.

Box PM 11
1974 - Idea and Technique in the Novels of William Styron, by Philip W. Leon
Box PM 11
1974 - The Novels of William Styron. An Existential Study, by S. Laxmana Murphy
Box PM 11
1976 - The Development of William Styron's Artistic Consciousness: A Study of the Relationship Between Life and Work, by Eva Bamberger Mills
Box PM 12
1977 - William Styron's Literary Career, by Valerie Meliotes Arms
Box PM 12
1979 - The Best American Short Stories 1979, ("Shadrach," p. 56),
Box PM 13
1985 - Conversations with William Styron, edited by James L. W. West III

Proof.

Box PM 13
1987 - The Nightmare of History in William Styron's 'The Confessions of Nat Turner,' by Daniel Fabricant
Box PM 13
Pre-1950-1989
(18 folders)
Box PM 14
1990-98, undated
(7 folders)
Box PM 15
Clippings in French
Box PM 15
French articles, Cette paisible poussière
Box PM 15
Foreign Languages other than French
Box PM 15
Articles on Darkness Visible
Box PM 15
The Confessions of Nat Turner
(3 folders)
Box PM 15
The Confessions of Nat Turner
(9 folders)
Box PM 16
Lie Down in Darkness
(2 folders)
Box PM 17
The Long March
Box PM 17
Set This House on Fire
(2 folders)
Box PM 17
Sophie's Choice
(5 folders)
Box PM 17
1942-1997, undated
(5 folders)
Box PM 18

Audiovisual Material Series, 1963-1996 and undated

The Audiovisual Material series includes audiotapes, videotapes, and photographs. Videotapes include the finished production of Dr. Joel Foreman's 1982 documentary on Styron, "William Styron: A Portrait" and 37 videotapes representing all the footage shot in the making of the documentary. Use copies are available for "William Styron: A Portrait" and all 37 production videotapes. Several other videotaped documentaries about Styron are also included. Interviews with Styron are represented among both the audiotapes and videotapes. Audiocassettes also include a 20-cassette reading of Sophie's Choice, by Wolfram Kandinsky; addresses by Styron; and conferences with Styron and Ossie Davis, and James Baldwin on Confessions of Nat Turner, and with Styron and Thérèse de St. Phalle in Russia. Photographs include images of the Styron family, of Styron at ceremonies and speaking engagements, of the filming of "Sophie's Choice," and of Christchurch School. Use copies of videotapes and reel-to-reel tapes must be made before use.

Videotape 1

Foreman Videotape: Interview with Vera Elsinboss, Styron friend and pharmacist (on cassette: 'Test tape - Canfield's pharmacy') 1982, Apr. 27

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 2

Foreman Videotape: Interview with Bob Munson, Roxbury marketer (on cassette: 'Munsun's store') 1982, Apr. 28

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 3

Foreman Videotape: Interior shots of Munson food market; Exterior shots of Styron property on Racum Road (on cassette: 'Munson's cutaways; outside cutaways - Styron's house') 1982, Apr. 28

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 4

Foreman Videotape: Styron driving through Roxbury with monologue on his residency (on cassette 'Styron's house; Ride to Munson's with W. S.') 1982, Apr. 28

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 5

Foreman Videotape: Rose and Bill Styron cooking and planning a dinner party; Styron soaks Virginia ham and talks about his heritage; Styron playing with his dogs (on cassette: 'Styron's house; Kitchen sequence; 1:30') 1982, Apr. 28

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 6

Foreman Videotape: Styron walks through Revolutionary War graveyard and talks; His reflections on death (on cassette: 'Ham cutaways; Dogs outside') 1982, Apr. 28

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 7

Foreman Videotape: Styron completing his daily walk; Scenes from rural Roxbury (on cassette: 'Part II graveyard walk; 1st. take on pond/boat at end of tape') 1982, Apr. 28

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 8

Foreman Videotape: Styron reads selected passages from his work (on cassette: 'begin tape/pond/boat; end pond/boat') 1982, Apr. 28

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 9

Foreman Videotape: Styron reads selected passages from his work (on cassette: 'Rose interview') 1982, Apr. 29

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Videotape 10

Foreman Videotape:Interview with Rose Styron, 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 11

Foreman Videotape: Interview with Rose Styron, 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 12

Foreman Videotape: Interview with Rose Styron (on cassette: End Rose Styron/ Poem) 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 13

Foreman Videotape: Styron walks through Canfield Pharmacy and chats with Vera Elsinboss; Styron scrubs and cuts hock from Virginia ham, 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 14

Foreman Videotape: Styron boils ham; images from the Styron kitchen; Styron enacts his daily writing modus operandi (on cassette: 'Styron at his bar/desk') 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

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Videotape 15

Foreman Videotape: Styron writing; shots of Styron living room (on cassette: 'Inside and outside of Styron house') 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 3
Videtape 16

Foreman Videotape: Interview with Styron (on cassette: 'Beauty shots bar room; Styron dining room interview') 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 3
Videotape 17

Foreman Videotape: Styron skins and slathers ham; additional shots of Styron writing as sun sets (on cassette: 'Ham glaze') 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 3
Videotape 18

Foreman Videotape: Styron reads and comments upon letters to his father (on cassette: 'Styron interview') 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 3
Videotape 19

Foreman Videotape: Styron interview, 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 4
Videotape 20

Foreman Videotape: Styron interview, 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 4
Videotape 21

Foreman Videotape: Styron interview, 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 4
Videotape 22

Foreman Videotape: Styron interview, 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 4
Videotape 23

Foreman Videotape: Styron reads from works, 1982, Apr. 29

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 4
Videotape 24

Foreman Videotape: Styron drives through Roxbury / monologue on same (on cassette: hand cutaways / Bill driving) 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 4
Videotape 25

Foreman Videotape: Same as # 24; shots of Roxbury; shots of Munson's farm (on cassette: Sheep farm) 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 5
Videotape 26

Foreman Videotape: Styron walking on Roxbury backroads, no commentary, 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 5
Videotape 27

Foreman Videotape: Shots of items in Styron parlor; shots of dinner, 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 5
Videotape 28

Foreman Videotape: Styron cuts ham and talks about heritage; opening shots of Styron party 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 5
Videotape 29

Foreman Videotape: Shots of Styron and guests in living room; interview with John Marquand, 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 5
Videotape 30

Foreman Videotape: Styron's dinner party, 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 5
Videotape 31

Foreman Videotape: Shots of Styron dinner in dining room, 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 6
Videotape 32

Foreman Videotape: Dinner in dining room; interview with Arthur Miller, 1982, Apr. 30

DVD Duplicating Master.

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 6
Videotape 33

Foreman Videotape: Dessert and conversation, 1982, Apr. 30

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 6
Videotape 34

Foreman Videotape: Interview with John Marquand (on cassette: John Phillips interview; Roxbury cutaways) 1982, Apr. 30- May 1

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 6
Videotape 35

Foreman Videotape: Interior and exterior shots of Canfield Pharmacy; exterior shots of Styron house, 1982, May1

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 6
Videotape 36

Foreman Videotape: Styron interview, 1982, May1

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 6
Videotape 37

Foreman Videotape: Styron interview (Roxbury cuts), 1982, May1

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 7
Videotape 38

Foreman Videotape: "William Styron: A Portrait," produced by Joel Foreman, 1982(Master Copy, "Second generation," 58:35)

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 7
Videotape 39

"Foreman Videotape: William Styron: A Portrait," produced by Joel Foreman, 1982(Use Copy, "Third generation," 58:35)

DVD Duplicating Master.

Use copy available onsite.

Box AV 7
Videotape 40

"William Styron," CBS Cable Signature, 1981, Dec. 14(Beta II Master Copy, Approx. 20:00)

DVD Duplicating Master.

Box AV 7
Videotape 41

"William Styron," CBS Cable Signature, 1981, Dec. 14(VHS Use Copy, Approx. 20:00)

DVD Duplicating Master.

Box AV 7
Videotape 42

"First Edition: William Styron," PBS interview, 1986

DVD Duplicating Master.

Box AV 7
Videotape 43

"The Vineyard Voice," Interview with Styron, Producer and Host William Marks, MA, 1989,Summer

DVD Duplicating Master.

Box AV 7

Audiocassettes Group--Mastercopies

Mastercopies: not for research use. Tape numbers correspond to those of use tapes in boxes AV 10 and AV 11.

Tapes 1-5

Audio tapes of interviews of Styron by Dr. Robert K. Morris (5 cassettes)

Box AV 8
Tape 6

Conversation between Thérèse de St. Phalle and Styron, re: conference in Russia [ ca. 1969] (1 tape)

Box AV 8
Tape 7

"Gray Matters: Depression and the Brain and A Conversation with Mike Wallace, Art Buchwald, and William Styron, The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, 1996" (1 tape) accompanying information in box AV 12

Box AV 8
Tape 8

Duke University Club, 1992, Oct. 27(1 tape)

Box AV 8
Tape 9

An unrehearsed interview with William Styron for the Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Interview conducted by Susan Allen in Roxbury, CT, 1980, May 5(1 tape)

Box AV 8
Tapes 10-19

Sophie's Choice read by Wolfram Kandinsky, part I, produced by Books on Tape, Inc., 1984 (10 tapes) accompanying information in box AV 12

Box AV 8
Tapes 20-29

Sophie's Choice read by Wolfram Kandinsky, part II, produced by Books on Tape, Inc., 1984 (10 tapes) accompanying information in box AV 12

Box AV 8
Tape 30

Audio tape of interview of Styron by Paul Baily for broadcast by BBC, August 2, 1982 (1 tape)

Box AV 8
Tapes 31-33

See box AV 15

Box AV 9
Tapes 34-35

See box AV 15

Box AV 9
Tapes 36-37

See box AV 15

Box AV 9
Tape 38

Audio tape of talk given by Styron at City Arts of San Francisco (1 tape) accompanying information in box AV 12

Box AV 9
Tape 39

Chicago anti-Semite (1-tape)

Box AV 9
Tape 40

Ossie Davis, William Styron and James Baldwin on Confessions of Nat Turner, 1968, May(1 tape)

Box AV 9
Tape 41

Ossie Davis and William Styron on telephone re: Confessions of Nat Turner from "Mike Wallace at Large," 1968, Aug. 1(1 tape)

Box AV 9
Tapes 1-5

Audio tapes of interviews of Styron by Dr. Robert K. Morris (5 cassettes)

Box AV 10
Tape 6

Conversation between Thérèse de St. Phalle and Styron, re: conference in Russia [ ca. 1969] (1 tape)

Box AV 10
Tape 7

"Gray Matters: Depression and the Brain and A Conversation with Mike Wallace, Art Buchwald, and William Styron, The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, 1996" (1 tape) accompanying information in box AV 12

Box AV 10
Tape 8

Duke University Club, 1992, Oct. 27(1 tape)

Box AV 10
Tape 9

An unrehearsed interview with William Styron for the Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Interview conducted by Susan Allen in Roxbury, CT, 1980, May 5(1 tape)

Box AV 10
Tapes 10-19

Sophie's Choice read by Wolfram Kandinsky, part I, produced by Books on Tape, Inc., 1984(10 tapes) accompanying information in box AV 12

Box AV 10
Tapes 20-29

Sophie's Choice read by Wolfram Kandinsky, part II, produced by Books on Tape, Inc., 1984(10 tapes) accompanying information in box AV 12

Box AV 10
Tape 30

Audio tape of interview of Styron by Paul Baily for broadcast by BBC, August 2, 1982(1 tape)

Box AV 10
Tapes 31-33

See box AV 15

Box AV 11
Tapes 34-35

See box AV 15

Box AV 11
Tapes 36-37

See box AV 15

Box AV 11
Tape 38

Audio tape of talk given by Styron at City Arts of San Francisco (1 tape) accompanying information in box AV 12

Box AV 11
Tape 39

Chicago anti-Semite (1-tape)

Box AV 11
Tape 40

Ossie Davis, William Styron and James Baldwin on Confessions of Nat Turner, 1968, May(1 tape)

Box AV 11
Tape 41

Ossie Davis and William Styron on telephone re: Confessions of Nat Turner from "Mike Wallace at Large," 1968, Aug. 1(1 tape)

Box AV 11

Transcripts and Material Accompanying Audiocassettes

Restricted Transcripts are housed in Box AV 15

1984 - Copyright information regarding Sophie's Choice ("Books on Tape" version, tapes #10-29 in this collection)
Box AV 12
1994 - Flyer and station list accompanying address by Styron for City Arts of San Francisco (Tape #38 in this collection)
Box AV 12
1996 - Transcript and brochure: "Grey Matters: A Conversation with Art Buchwald, William Styron, and Mike Wallace" (Tape #7 in this collection)
Box AV 12
Reel to reel audio tape of Styron and Ossie Davis from "Wallace at Large," 1968, Aug.1
Box AV 13
Styron reading from Lie Down in Darkness,1963, Calliope Records (7 inch long play record, 2 copies)
Box AV 13
Reel to reel audio tape of panel discussion with Styron on Confessions of Nat Turner, 1969, June, Harford, CT.
Box AV 13
Reel to reel audio tape of Styron on Confessions of Nat Turner programmed for "Literature at Large," 1967, Nov. 29,recorded at Wilberforce University, OH.
Box AV 13
Reel to reel audio tape of Ossie Davis, James Baldwin and Styron on Confessions of Nat Turner, 1968, May,at Eugene's, Beverly Hills
Box AV 13

Photographs Group

Photographs.

Tapes 31-33

Audio tapes of interview of Styron by James L. W. West III on Thanksgiving 1986,Styron's home, Roxbury (3 tapes) restricted

Box AV 15
Tapes 34-35

Audio tapes of interview of Styron by James L. W. West III on August 12, 1987at Vineyard Haven (2 tapes) restricted

Box AV 15
Tapes 36-37

Audio tapes of interview of Styron by James L. W. West III on December 1, 1987in Roxbury, CT (2 tapes) restricted

Box AV 15
Transcripts of the above interviews -- Restricted
(3 folders)
Box AV 15

Scrapbooks, ca. 1925-1968

Scrapbooks assembled by Styron's father documenting his son's life and later literary career. Scrapbook 1 begins with childhood photographs, artwork, and an analysis of young Styron's handwriting. The remainder of this volume and the 2 later volumes are filled primarily with reviews and publicity generated by Styron's first three novels, interspersed with occasional letters and photographs.

Scrapbook 1 ca. 1925-1968 (restoration)
Box SB 1
Scrapbook 2, ca. 1939-1967
Box SB 2
Scrapbook 3, ca. 1959-1965
Box SB 3
Fragile - Original of scrapbook 1
Box SB 4

Miscellaneous Material Series, 1855-1991 and undated

Miscellaneous papers include literary awards and medals and accompanying documentation, genealogical information, an autograph/commonplace album of Catherine Clark (Styron's great-aunt), honorary degrees awarded to Styron, a guestbook (1979), and legal papers pertaining to the publication of Styron's works.

Awards and medals, 1970-1989
(8 items)
Box M 1
Catherine Clark's Album, 1855-1859
Box M 2
Guestbook from party celebrating Styron's 54th birthday and the publication of Sophie's Choice, 1979
Box M 2
Genealogical information (undated)
Box M 2
Legal papers pertaining to Lie Down in Darkness, 1959-1964
Box M 2
Legal papers pertaining to Set This House on Fire, 1961-1962
Box M 2
Miscellaneous legal papers, 1951-1980 and undated
Box M 2
Miscellaneous papers, 1951-1991 and undated
Box M 2
Serials
Box OS 1
1967, Oct. 15-31 - La Quinzaine Littéraire "Styron et les Noirs," (p. 12)
Box OS 1
1979, July 30- Variety Advertisement for Sophie's Choice
Box OS 1
Miscellaneous Printed Material
Box OS 1
1982 - Poster for "Sophie's Choice" (film)
Box OS 1
1993 - "Vanishing South" Calendar, featuring art of Hubert Shuptrine with commentary by Styron
Box OS 1
1979 - Book-of-the-Month Club advertisement for Sophie's Choice
Box OS 1
Clippings
1967-1989
(2 folders)
Box OS 1
Promotional poster for Sophie's Choice, English ed., circa 1980
Box OS 2
Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres: Award certificate and related correspondence, 1983-1984
Box OS 2
Primo Levi clipping and related memo, 1988
Box OS 2
Chance in a million, facsimilie keepsake proof, 1993
Box OS 2
Darkness Visible poster, mounted on foam board, undated
Box OS 2
The Confessions of Nat Turner poster, undated
Oversize-folder 1

Accession (2006-0105)

1 box

Unprocessed addition (06-105) (.4 lin. ft) contains Styron's copy of The Confessions of Nat Turner and a binder of letters from Styron to Bertha Krantz, Robert D. Loomis, and others, 1967-1993.

Styron memorial service materials
Folder 1

Accession (2007-0145), 2007

1 folder

Unprocessed addition (07-145) (6 items, .1 lin. ft.; dated 2007) contains copies of material from Styron's memorial service, including the program, book of reminiscences, and transcript. This material is boxed in box 1 of 08-142.

Styron memorial service materials
Folder 1

Accession (2008-0012), 1943-2006 and undated

2 boxes

Unprocessed accession (0.8 lin. ft.; 600 items) which includes Styron's leather portfolio, handwritten drafts of his writings, typescripts, essays, speeches, and some correspondence from his to his father (dated 1943-1952). Also includes correspondence from his wife, Rose, around the time of his death in 2006, and a copy of the New York Times obituary. Also includes a leather portfolio with drafts of his work, photographs, clippings, and a photograph album from his daughter's film, Shadrach.

William Styron leather portfolio with drafts
Box 1 (Acc. 08/012)
Drafts and essays (3 folders)
Box 1 (Acc. 08/012)
Literary portraits (published and drafts)
Box 1 (Acc. 08/012)
Speeches and writings
Box 1 (Acc. 08/012)
Letters to his father, 1943-1952
Box 1 (Acc. 08/012)
Published articles and essays, some drafts
Box 1 (Acc. 08/012)
Drafts and published short stories, including the following:
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)
Essays on Sophie's Choice
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)
Lie Down in Darkness
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)
Drafts, essays, and short stories relating to war (5 folders)
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)
Correspondence from Rose, 2006
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)
Photographs, clippings, photograph album, 1992-1998 and undated
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)
William Styron interview transcripts, 2006
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)
Obituary, 2006
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)

Accession (2008-0072), 1990-2003 and undated

1 box

Unprocessed addition (08-072) (180 items, .6 lin. ft.; dated 1990-2003 and undated) comprises mainly letters to Styron regarding his works, especially DARKNESS VISIBLE. Also includes letters regarding appearances requested or planned.

Box 1 (Acc. 08/072)

Accession (2008-0142), 1966-2003 and undated

2 boxes

Unprocessed addition (08-142) (388 items, .8 lin. ft; dated 1966-2007 and undated) mainly comprises incoming correspondence, which occasionally contains clippings, photographs, and other incidental materials. In addition, includes original manuscripts for several short works by the author, many annotated, as well as some handwritten manuscript pages for SOPHIE'S CHOICE. There are also two dvds of Styron's memorial service. Box 1 of this material includes Acc. 07-145.

Box 1 (Acc. 08/142)
Correspondence, 1979-1991 and undated (9 folders)
Box 1 (Acc. 08/142)
Acc. 07-145 Memorial service program, reminiscences, and transcript
Box 1 (Acc. 08/142)
Memorial Service dvds
Box 1 (Acc. 08/142)
Manuscript originals: Sophie's Choice, Cannes Film Festival notes, "Shabaka", Virginia Foster Durr, Caleb
Box 1 (Acc. 08/142)
Box 2 (Acc. 08/142)
Manuscript originals (5 folders): Yet alone shall I prevail, Saipan: July 1945, The way of the warrior
Box 2 (Acc. 08/142)

Accession (2008-0294)

1 box

Unprocessed addition (0.4 lin. ft.; 300 items) collected by James L.W. West III, a literature professor at Pennsylvania State University. A portion of this accession remains on deposit. Included are original and digitally scanned manuscripts, drafts, essays, short stories, and speeches. This accession is included in Box 2 (Acc. 08/012).

James West III addition (6 folders)
Box 2 (Acc. 08/012)

Accession (2011-0142)

1 box

Addition (11-142) (0.6 lin. ft.; 500 items) was donated by Styron's editor, Robert Loomis. It includes drafts and clippings, as well as photographs used in Styron publications.

Yet Alone Shall I Prevail draft, undated
Box 1
A Tidewater Morning drafts, 1993
Box 1
The Way of the Warrior draft, 1985 and undated
Box 1
Various essays, undated
Box 1
Clippings about Styron, 1985-1986
Box 1
Photographs from publications
Box 1
Cimarron Review 12 (July 1970), and note from William Swanson to Styron, 9 Oct. 1970

Issue includes "Religious Implications in The Confessions of Nat Turner" by Swanson (pp. 57-66)

Box 1
Michael Stephens, Circles End, 1982, and note from Stephens to Styron, 28 Feb. 1982
Box 1
Carlos Fuentes, Aura, 1986

Inscribed to Styron; has Rose Styron's ownership signature

Box 1
Hiber Conteris, Ten Percent of Life, uncorrected proof (1987), with note from Conteris to Styron, 26 July 1987
Box 1
Letter from Architectural Digest associate editor Adele Cygelman to Styron, 30 July 1987
Box 1
Ron Schick and Julia van Haaften, The View from Space: American Astronaut Photography, 1962-1972 (1988), with foreword by Styron
Box 1
Neil Casey, ed., Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, 2002

Has Rose Styron's ownership signature, as well as her underlinings/notations (relevant to Styron) throughout introduction

Box 1

Accession (2012-0131)

2 boxes

Proofs and galleys related to In the Clap Shack; manuscript fragments of The Way of the Warrior and a few essays; and a research and clippings file on Nat Turner.

Proofs of In the Clap Shack, undated
Box 1
Proofs of In the Clap Shack, 1973

Master set, first pass

Box 1
Proofs of In the Clap Shack, undated

Master set, second pass

Box 1
Foul matter, In the Clap Shack, 1973
Box 1
Manuscript fragments, The Way of the Warrior, undated
Box 1
Essay manuscript fragments, undated
Box 1
Research and clippings, The Confessions of Nat Turner, 1967-1971 and undated
(2 folders)

Clipped reviews and articles about Styron's novel (some covering the backlash against it) and the film adaptation, as well as correspondence, notes, and research documents.

Box 1
Manuscript fragments, undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Typed manuscript, The Way of the Warrior, undated
Box 2
Extra copy of onion paper copy, undated
Box 2

Accession (2013-0017)

1 box

Original blocks used to create advertisements for William Styron's novel The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Set of two printing blocks
Box 1

Historical Note

Date Event(s)
1925, June 11 Born to William Clark Styron and Pauline (Abraham) Styron, in Newport News, Va.
1942 Attended Davidson College
1943 Enlisted in Marine Corps in V-12 program
Transferred to Duke University
1944-1945 Served as lieutenant in the Marine Corps
1947 Received A.B. from Duke University
Moved to New York City and studied writing with Hiram Haydn at the New School for Social Research
Associate editor with McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, N.Y.
1952 Received American Academy of Arts and Letters Prix de Rome for Lie Down in Darkness (1951)
1953, May 4 Married Rose Burgunder
1960 Published the novel, Set this House on Fire
1968 Received Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967)
1970 Received Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for The Confessions of Nat Turner
1979 Publication of Sophie's Choice
1980 Received the American Book Award and nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, both for Sophie's Choice
1984 Received Connecticut Arts Award and Duke University's Distinguished Alumni Award
Appointed a fellow of Silliman College of Yale University
1985 Received the Prix Mondial del Duca
1987 Received the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
1988 Received Edward MacDowell Medal
1990 Publication of Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, a narrative recalling the major depression Styron suffered beginning in 1985
2006 November Died at the age of 81 in Martha's Vineyard

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The main body of the papers of William Styron was acquired from William Styron between 1969 and 1997. Small portions of the collection were donated by others or purchased between 1970 and 2008. All of Accession 2008-0072 and parts of Accession 2008-0294 remain on deposit.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Delbridge, Joann Kleinneiur, and Debbera Carson

Completed November 17, 1998

Encoded by Don Sechler

Updated by Jill Katte, December 2006

Updated by Meghan Lyon, July 2009

Updated by Alice Poffinberger, August 2010

Updated by Meghan Lyon, July 2011 and August 2012

Updated by Alice Poffinberger to include interfiled correspondence from accession 2014-0119, July 2014