Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the David Westheimer literary papers, 1940-1997 MS 345



creator Westheimer, David
Title: David Westheimer literary papers
Dates: 1940-1997
Abstract: Contains materials relating to Westheimer's literary work, including manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, reviews, research, and correspondence
Identification: MS 345
Quantity: 36 Linear Feet(35 boxes)
Language: English
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

David Westheimer (April 11, 1917-November 8, 2005) was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from Rice University in 1937. He left his career as a journalist for the Houston Post to join the U.S. Army Air Forces after the United States entered World War II. He became a prisoner of war (P.O.W.) after his B-24 bomber was shot down near Italy, He used this experience to shape one of his best known literary works Von Ryan's Express, which was published in 1964 and went on to become a bestseller and a film starring Frank Sinatra. Besides writing novels such as My Sweet Charlie(1965), Westheimer also wrote television screenplays (often based on his work) and his autobiography: Sitting It Out: A World War II POW Memoir(1992). He returned to the Houston Post as a columnist in the 1980s and died of heart failure in Los Angeles in 2005.


Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and multiple drafts with marked revisions of Westheimer's novels as well as teleplays and scripts for his television work. Also included are Houston Post newspaper columns, research, photos, and related correspondence.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the David Westhemier literary papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

typescripts
corrrespondence
manuscripts (document genre)
clippings (information artifacts)
American Writers
photographs
Prisoners of war
notes
World War (1939-1945)
Westheimer, David
Westheimer, David

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Westheimer Literary Papers, 1940-1997, MS 345, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by David Westheimer in 2003. An addendum was donated by Fred Westheimer (son of David Westheimer) in 2013.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Works, 1942-1997

Box Folder
1 1 Airwolf: Inferno - Notes
2 Airwolf first draft
3 Airwolf: Inferno - first draft
4 Airwolf - second draft
5 Airwolf: Inferno - second draft
6 Airwolf: Wild Fire (Inferno) - screenplay (1985)
7 Airwolf - script revision 1
8 Airwolf - script revision 2
9 Airwolf - script revision 3
10 Airwolf - script revision 4
11 Airwolf - script revision 5
12 Airwolf - script revision 6
13 Airwolf - script revision 7
14 "All Around Man"
15 All the Law - list draft
16 All the Law - second draft; treatment
17 All the Law - revised draft; treatment
18 All the Law - screenplay
19 The Amazing Penfields - working draft
20 The Amazing Penfields - first draft, 1976
21 The Amazing Penfields - second draft, 1976
22 The Amazing Penfields - second draft screenplay
23 The Amazing Penfields - treatements, correspondence, notes
24 The Amindra Gamble - research
25 Suffer Little Children - Sherlock's original treatment (The Most Dangerous Gamble)
Box Folder
2 1 The Most Dangerous Gamble - 1st draft using Sherlock's original manuscript (The Amindra Gamble)
2 The Most Dangerous Gamble - Sherlock's rewritten draft of Westheimer's first draft (1 of 2)
3 The Most Dangerous Gamble - Sherlock's rewritten draft of Westheimer's first draft (2 of 2)
4 The Most Dangerous Gamble - 2nd draft (1 of 2)
5 The Most Dangerous Gamble - 2nd draft (2 of 2)
6 The Amindra Gamble - revised 3rd draft (1 of 3)
7 The Amindra Gamble - revised 3rd draft (2 of 3)
8 The Amindra Gamble - revised 3rd draft (3 of 3)
9 The Amindra Gamble - 4th draft (1 of 2)
10 The Amindra Gamble - 4th draft (2 of 2)
11 The Amindra Gamble - copy edited (1 of 2)
12 The Amindra Gamble - copy edited (2 of 2)
Box Folder
3 1 Amindra Gamble - gallery proofs, corrected pages
2 Amindra Gamble - gallery proofs
3 Amindra Gamble - gallery proofs, miscellaneous pages
4 The Amindra Gamble - Author's Galleys (1 of 2)
5 The Amindra Gamble - Author's Galleys (2 of 2)
6 The Amindra Gamble - Author's Galleys
7 The Amindra Gamble - Correspondence
8 "Anything is Easy for a Hangman"
9 Articles
10 Avila Gold - Notes
11 Avila Gold - History, Notes
12 Avila Gold - Research
13 The Avila Gold 1974-1975
14 The Avila Gold - first draft 1973 (1 of 2)
15 The Avila Gold - first draft 1973 (2 of 2)
16 The Avila Gold - Draft 2/15/74 (1 of 2)
17 The Avila Gold - Draft 2/15/74 (2 of 2)
18 The Avila Gold - galleys (1 of 2)
19 The Avila Gold - galleys (2 of 2)
Box Folder
4 1 The Avila Gold - reviews
2 Avila Gold - Correspondence, 1972-1974
3 Avila Gold - Correspondence, 1975-1981
4 The Battle of Montreal - Revolution script
5 "The Big Time Edition"
6 The Big Wigwam - manuscript
7 The Big Wigwam - correspondence
8 "Billy Bett's Last Hand"
9 TV scripts/notes/treatments (Billy's Place)
10 Bricker - Research
11 Bricker - First and Revised First Drafts
12 Bricker - Script treatments, notes
13 Bricker - notes, drafts, correspondence
14 Campo44 - notes, drafts, correspondence
15 Contracts - Campo44, The Magic Fallacy
16 Campo 44 - 1964-1965
17 Campo44: "One Down, One to Go" - Drafts (1 of 2)
18 Campo44: "One Down, One to Go" - Drafts (2 of 2)
19 T.V. Scripts/notes/treatments (Century City)
20 Cow Babies - story notes
21 Cow Babies - Research
22 Cow Babies - Research, Comparative Physiology
23 Cow Babies - Research, Cow material
24 Cow Babies - Research, Dept. of Agriculture
25 Cow Babies - Research, Japan Material, Denmark Solanq
26 Cow Babies - Research, Vandenber material
Box Folder
5 1 Cow Babies - Concept drafts
2 Cow Babies - Drafts chapter 1-6
3 Cow Babies - Correspondence, 1975-1976
4 J. P. Miller's Days of Wine and Roses
5 Days of Wine and Roses, 1963
6 Days of Wine and Roses - Correspondence
7 "Divine Providence"
8 T.V. Scripts/notes/treatments (Downfall)
9 "The Embezzler"
10 "The End of Old Hatrack"
11 "Friends on the Force"
12 Going Public, 1973-1974
13 Going Public - novel (reviews, notes)
14 Going Public - novel, first draft
15 Going Public - novel, second draft
16 Going Public - Screenplay (first draft)
17 Going Public - Screenplay (revised first draft)
18 Going Public - Screenplay (revised first draft)
19 Going Public - screenplay, revised first draft
20 Going Public - correspondence, 1971-1975
21 Going Public, Over the Edge, Lighter than a Feather Author's Notebook
22 "The Ghost of Kegley Vale"
23 Golden Triangle
24 The Great Wounded Bird - Corrected Proofs
25 The Great Wounded Bird and Other Poems - 1997
26 The Great Wounded Bird - Correspondence
27 "The Green Tomato"
Box Folder
6 1 Hard East - First Draft
2 Hard East - Revised first draft
3 Hard East (screenplay, revised first draft)
4 Hard East - Final Draft
5 Hard East - correspondence, notes
6 "House of a Dream"
7 "Hungry Man"
8 "I'll Never Go Back to Aley"
9 "An Interesting Case"
10 Iron Mistress of Malibu - notes
11 Iron Mistress of Malibu - research, correspondence
12 Iron Mistress - Research, Happy Days
13 Iron Mistress - Research, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Santa Monica
14 Iron Mistress - Research, trains
15 Iron Mistress - research, The Vanquero
16 The Iron Mistress - draft 12/22/77
17 Iron Mistress of Malibu - draft
18 "It's You"
19 "Jarrett" (TV), Bob Hope Sample Monologue, Martha Raye Skit, The Pappy Guy, "Plunder Island" Story Outline
20 "The Jewels of Ophir"
21 Josie - First Draft
22 Josie - Second Draft
23 "The Kid and the Kitten"
24 "A Killer Among Us" - Rewrite, notes, correspondence, revised
25 A Killer Among Us - notes, treatments-version 1
26 A Killer Among Us - treatments 1 and 2 combined
27 A Killer Among Us - First draft, treatment-version 2
28 A Killer Among Us - First draft, corrected (1984)
29 A Killer Among Us - Revised first draft
Box Folder
7 1 A Killer Among Us - Revised first draft, 2 copies
2 A Killer Among Us - Revised Jan-Feb 1988
3 A Killer Among Us - Revised March 1988
4 A Killer Among Us - Revised June 1988
5 A Killer Among Us - Revised July 1988
6 A Killer Among Us - Revised October 1988
7 A Killer Among Us - Revised 1988
8 A Killer Among Us - Revised January 1989
9 A Killer Among Us - Revised February 1989
10 A Killer Among Us - Revised August 1, 1989
11 A Killer Among Us - Revised August 14, 1989
12 A Killer Among Us - Revised March 1990
13 A Killer Among Us - Revised April 4, 1990
14 A Killer Among Us - Revised final draft April 4-26, 1990
15 A Killer Among Us - Correspondence (1982-1990), contract, draft
16 "The Ladder of Years"
17 Lighter Than a Feather - 1971-1972
18 Death is Lighter Than a Feather - 1995
Box Folder
8 1 Lighter Than a Feather - research
2 Lighter Than a Feather - research, information
3 Lighter Than a Feather - research, requests, and status
4 Lighter Than a Feather - research, atomic bomb
5 Lighter Than a Feather - research, ending the war
6 Lighter Than a Feather - research, field orders (US) (1 of 2)
7 Lighter Than a Feather - research, field orders (US) (2 of 2)
8 Lighter Than a Feather - research, historical data
9 Lighter Than a Feather - research, homeland defense: Guilian, General, Kyushu, Ketsu-Go
10 Lighter Than a Feather - research, homeland defense: Pre-Ketsu-Go planning, Ketsu-Go minus Kyushu, Soviet
11 Lighter Than a Feather - research, invasion
12 Lighter Than a Feather - research, invasion: Olympic (General, Okinawa)
13 Lighter Than a Feather - research, invasion: Pre-invasion operations, pre-downfall planning, downfall
14 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Japanese forces, equipment, ground, air, sea
15 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Japanese forces, organization, numbers, dispositions
16 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Japanese forces, people, living conditions (including civilians)
17 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Japanese forces, tactics, actions, ground, air and sea
18 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Japanese words, phrases and sayings
19 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Kyushu: Maps and diagrams, defensive works
20 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Kyushu- personal notes
21 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Kyushu: terrain, sea, metro
22 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Life in Japan: standard of living, morale, casualties, destruction, and other effects of allied attacks
23 Lighter Than a Feather - summary of interview with Lt. Gen. Indada
24 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Major Kamed Abe
25 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Maps (1 of 2)
26 Lighter Than a Feather - research, Maps (2 of 2)
Box Folder
9 1 Lighter Than a Feather - research, military manuals (US) (1 of 2)
2 Lighter Than a Feather - research, military manuals (US) (2 of 2)
3 Lighter Than a Feather - research, military speeches, and press releases 1951-1953
4 Lighter Than a Feather - research, notables and individuals
5 Lighter Than a Feather - research, other areas
6 Lighter Than a Feather - photographs of Kyushu (1 of 3)
7 Lighter Than a Feather - photographs of Kyushu (2 of 3)
8 Lighter Than a Feather - photographs of Kyushu (3 of 3)
9 Lighter Than a Feather - Research, prisoners of war
10 Lighter Than a Feather - research, ship plans
11 Lighter Than a Feather - research, significant sites
12 Lighter Than a Feather - research, soviet area
13 Lighter Than a Feather - research, timetable
14 Lighter Than a Feather - research, US forces equipment, ground, air and sea
15 Lighter Than a Feather - research, US forces organizations, dispositions, numbers
16 Lighter Than a Feather - research, US forces people, living conditions
17 Lighter Than a Feather - research, US forces tactics, ground, air and sea
18 Lighter Than a Feather - Author's Notes (1 of 6)
19 Lighter Than a Feather - Author's Notes (2 of 6)
Box Folder
10 1 Lighter Than a Feather - Author's Notes (3 of 6)
2 Lighter Than a Feather - Author's Notes (4 of 6)
3 Lighter Than a Feather - Author's Notes (5 of 6)
4 Lighter Than a Feather - Author's Notes (6 of 6)
5 Lighter Than a Feather - Author's notes, photos
6 Lighter Than a Feather - Tentative outline of Downfall
7 Lighter Than a Feather - work copy and notes for Downfall part 1
8 Lighter Than a Feather - 1st draft rejects, part two, epilogue, of Downfall
9 Lighter Than a Feather - Ret'd work copy, carbons, researchers comments
10 Lighter Than a Feather - original prologue, first draft
11 Lighter Than a Feather - first draft (work copy) (1 of 3)
12 Lighter Than a Feather - first draft (work copy) (2 of 3)
13 Lighter Than a Feather - first draft (work copy) (3 of 3)
14 Lighter Than a Feather - first draft (1 of 3)
15 Lighter Than a Feather - first draft (2 of 3)
16 Lighter Than a Feather - first draft (3 of 3)
Box Folder
11 1 Lighter Than a Feather - First Draft (xerox)
2 Lighter Than a Feather - Original Prologue (second draft)
3 Lighter Than a Feather - Second Draft (1 of 3)
4 Lighter Than a Feather - Second Draft (2 of 3)
5 Lighter Than a Feather - Second Draft (3 of 3)
6 Lighter Than a Feather - Final Draft (work copy)
7 Lighter Than a Feather - Final Draft
8 Lighter Than a Feather - Printer's Copy (1 of 4)
Box Folder
12 1 Lighter Than a Feather - Printer's Copy (2 of 4)
2 Lighter Than a Feather - Printer's Copy (3 of 4)
3 Lighter Than a Feather - Printer's Copy (4 of 4)
4 Lighter Than a Feather - Proof (American Edition) (1 of 2)
5 Lighter Than a Feather - Proof (American Edition) (2 of 2)
6 Lighter Than a Feather - Proof (British Edition)
7 Lighter Than a Feather - Reviews, Publicity, Southwest writers Conference
8 Lighter Than a Feather - Comments from Japan
9 Lighter Than a Feather -Correspondence (1968-1982)
10 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "A"
11 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "B"
12 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "C", "D"
13 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "Dr. A. Cox"
14 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "Diaz, Noel, E, F, G"
15 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "H" Hamilburg Agency, Col. Holland
16 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "I, J, Michael Joseph Ltd."
17 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "K"
18 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "L", Little Brown Company
19 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "M, N, O"
20 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "P, Barry P.H, Q"
21 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "R"
22 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "S, T"
Box Folder
13 1 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "Rose Sayers"
2 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "AL Snook"
3 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "Roslyn Targ Agency, U"
4 Lighter Than a Feather - Correspondence "V, W, X, Y, Z"
5 Lighter Than a Feather - miscellaneous
6 Lone Star Zodiac, 1994-1995
7 "The Long Minute"
8 The Lost Boy - Lucan - notes, writer's guide, correspondence
9 The Lost Boy - Lucan - 1st draft of story, story outline
10 The Lost Boy - Lucan - Rough Draft
11 The Lost Boy - Lucan - Work Draft
12 The Lost Boy - Lucan - 1st draft
13 The Lost Boy - Lucan - 2nd draft; Final draft
14 The Lost Boy - Lucan - Revisions
15 Macready and the Chance (novel)
16 The Magic Fallacy - 1949-1950
17 The Magic Fallacy - original manuscript
18 The Magic Fallacy - Alley Theatre version (1950)
19 The Magic Fallacy
20 The Magic Fallacy - 1st draft (mid-50's)
21 The Magic Fallacy - 2nd draft (mid-50's)
Box Folder
14 1 The Magic Fallacy - Reviews
2 The Magic Fallacy - Correspondence
3 Mimosa Place - "Our House" Notes
4 Mimosa Place - "Our House" (original 1st draft)
5 Mimosa Place - "Our House" (revised 1st draft, 2 copies)
6 Mimosa Place - "Our House" (2nd draft revisions, final draft)
7 Mr. Jonathan - T.V. Series; "A Stone, an Ant, a Grain of Sand"; "My Father, My Enemy"; "Johnny Nobody"; "Homo Aquaticus"
8 "Mr. Smoon"
9 "My Mother"
10 My Sweet Charlie (novel) - 1965-67, 1970-1972
11 My Sweet Charlie (novel) - 1st draft with notes
12 My Sweet Charlie (novel) - 2nd draft
13 My Sweet Charlie (novel) - printer's copy
14 My Sweet Charlie (novel) - Galley proof (1 of 2)
15 My Sweet Charlie (novel) - Galley proof (2 of 2)
Box Folder
15 1 My Sweet Charlie (play) - n.d. and memorabilia
2 My Sweet Charlie (play) - dialogue extract from novel
3 My Sweet Charlie (play) - 1st draft (1 of 2)
4 My Sweet Charlie (play) - 1st draft (2 of 2)
5 My Sweet Charlie (play) - 2nd draft
6 My Sweet Charlie (play) - 3rd draft (1 of 2)
7 My Sweet Charlie (play) - 3rd draft (2 of 2)
8 My Sweet Charlie (play) - final draft
9 My Sweet Charlie (play) - 1st act revisions
10 My Sweet Charlie (play) - 3rd act revisions
11 My Sweet Charlie (play) - working cop
12 My Sweet Charlie (play) - working copy for rehearsals and try-outs
13 My Sweet Charlie (play) - master copy
14 My Sweet Charlie (play) - publicity and miscellaneous
15 My Sweet Charlie (play) - schedules; preview notes, polls; playbills
16 My Sweet Charlie (play) - reviews, notes
17 My Sweet Charlie (play) - correspondence and reviews
18 My Sweet Charlie (novel and play) - correspondence 1969-1974
Box Folder
16 1 My Sweet Charlie - Correspondence
2 My Sweet Charlie - Correspondence (including fan mail) (1 of 2)
3 My Sweet Charlie - Correspondence (including fan mail) (2 of 2)
4 Contracts: My Sweet Charlie, Song of the Young Sentry, Von Ryan's Express
5 "Nicholas"
6 "Nuts to Ingeborg"
7 "Old Man Clinton's Cat"
8 The Olmec Head, 1974
9 The Olmec Head - Research
10 The Olmec Head - Research, Correspondence
11 The Olmec Head - Research, Maps
12 The Olmec Head - 1st draft (1 of 2)
13 The Olmec Head - 1st draft (2 of 2)
14 The Olmec Head - 3rd draft (1 of 3)
15 The Olmec Head - 3rd draft (2 of 3)
16 The Olmec Head - 3rd draft (3 of 3)
Box Folder
17 1 The Olmec Head - Copy editor's queries (1973)
2 The Olmec Head - Printer's Copy (1 of 3)
3 The Olmec Head - Printer's Copy (2 of 3)
4 The Olmec Head - Printer's Copy (3 of 3)
5 The Olmec Head - Galleys
6 The Olmec Head - 2nd draft screenplay
7 The Olmec Head - Correspondence, reviews, publicity
8 Our Sister - Concept, story line, rough draft, miscellaneous
9 Our Sister - 1st draft, revised 1st drafts
10 Our Sister - 2nd draft
11 "Out on a Limb"
12 Over the Edge - 1972-1973
13 Over the Edge - Research
14 Over the Edge - 1st draft
15 Over the Edge - drafts
16 Over the Edge - printer's copy
Box Folder
18 1 Over the Edge - Correspondence, 1967-1981
2 Over the Edge - Publicity, Miscellaneous
3 "The Pet Canary"
4 The Phantom Hero
5 "Poor Old Charlie Johnson"
6 "Portrait of a Young Lady"
7 Pro and Con - notes
8 The Pro and Con - 1st drafts
9 Pro and Con - story treatments, 2nd draft
10 Radio Scripts: "Anybody's Child"; "The Man Who Liked Dickens"; "Overdose"; "A Way With Children"
11 "A Rainy Afternoon"
12 "The Rescue"
13 "The Revolution" Script
14 Rider on the Wind - Concept for Novel
15 Rider on the Wind - Research Materials
16 Rider on the Wind - 1st draft
17 Rider on the Wind - 2nd draft
18 Rider on the Wind - Revised Draft
19 Rider on the Wind - Revised Draft (1977); folder 1 of 2
20 Rider on the Wind - Revised Draft (1977); folder 2 of 2
Box Folder
19 1 Rider on the Wind - Proofs
2 Rider on the Wind - Correspondence, 1976-1982
3 Rider on the Wind - Correspondence, 1982-1985, n.d.
4 "The Salesman Looked Like Tony Curtis"
5 "The Screaming of Iggles"
6 Short stories, notes
7 Short stories, article
8 Short stories, T.V. plots
9 Short stories - related correspondence, 1949-58
10 Sitting it Out - original manuscript; folder 1 of 3
11 Sitting it Out - original manuscript; folder 2 of 3
12 Sitting it Out - original manuscript; folder 3 of 3
13 Sitting it Out - 2nd draft; folder 1 of 2
14 Sitting it Out - 2nd draft; folder 2 of 2
15 Sitting it Out - 2nd draft; folder 1 of 3
16 Sitting it Out - 2nd draft; folder 2 of 3
17 Sitting it Out - 2nd draft; folder 3 of 3
Box Folder
20 1 Sitting it Out - Early Draft; folder 1 of 3
2 Sitting it Out - Early Draft; folder 2 of 3
3 Sitting it Out - Early Draft; folder 3 of 3
4 Sitting it Out - Draft; folder 1 of 2
5 Sitting it Out - Draft; folder 2 of 2
6 Sitting it Out - Draft Copy; folder 1 of 3
7 Sitting it Out - Draft Copy; folder 2 of 3
8 Sitting it Out - Draft Copy; folder 3 of 3
9 Sitting it Out - Kathleen Lindsay edited version; folder 1 of 3
10 Sitting it Out - Kathleen Lindsay edited version; folder 2 of 3
11 Sitting it Out - Kathleen Lindsay edited version; folder 3 of 3
12 Sitting it Out - Rice University Press Revision; folder 1 of 3
13 Sitting it Out - Rice University Press Revision; folder 2 of 3
14 Sitting it Out - Rice University Press Revision; folder 3 of 3
15 Sitting it Out - Author's Corrected Proof; folder 1 of 2
16 Sitting it Out - Author's Corrected Proof; folder 2 of 2
Box Folder
21 1 Sitting it Out - Revised Duplicate Set; folder 1 of 2
2 Sitting it Out - Revised Duplicate Set; folder 2 of 2
3 Sitting it Out - Revised Duplicate Set; folder 1 of 2
4 Sitting it Out - Revised Duplicate Set; folder 2 of 2
5 Sitting it Out - Revised Master Set; folder 1 of 2
6 Sitting it Out - Revised Master Set; folder 2 of 2
7 Sitting it Out - Proofs
8 Sitting it Out - Printer's Copy; folder 1 of 2
9 Sitting it Out - Printer's Copy; folder 2 of 2
10 Sitting it Out - Prints
11 Sitting it Out - Disks
12 Sitting it Out - Correspondence, Notes
13 Sitting it Out - Correspondence, 1992-1994
14 Sitting it Out - Correspondence A-G
15 Sitting it Out - Correspondence K-M
16 Sitting it Out - Correspondence N-W
17 Sitting it Out - Correspondence: Harold Ober Associates
18 Sitting it Out - Correspondence: Rice University Press
19 Sitting it Out - Correspondence: Rice University Press 1993-1994
20 Sitting it Out - Rejections
21 Sitting it Out - Houston Trip 1992
22 "Six Yards of Damascus"
23 "Small, But Comfortable"
Box Folder
22 1 Song of the Young Sentry - 1968-1969
2 Song of the Young Sentry - Notes
3 The Outer Compound/Song of the Young Sentry - Early draft
4 The Outer Compound/Song of the Young Sentry - Early draft; folder 1 of 3
5 The Outer Compound/Song of the Young Sentry - Early draft; folder 2 of 3
6 The Outer Compound/Song of the Young Sentry - Early draft; folder 3 of 3
7 The Outer Compound/Song of the Young Sentry - 3rd draft; folder 1 of 2
8 The Outer Compound/Song of the Young Sentry - 3rd draft; folder 2 of 2
9 The Outer Compound/Song of the Young Sentry - 4th draft; folder 1 of 2
10 The Outer Compound/Song of the Young Sentry - 4th draft; folder 2 of 2
11 Song of the Young Sentry - printer's copy; folder 1 of 2
12 Song of the Young Sentry - printer's copy; folder 2 of 2
Box Folder
23 1 Song of the Young Sentry - Correspondence
2 Story ideas and clippings
3 "Such as Amy Fox"
4 Summer on the Water - 1947-1949
5 Summer on the Water - "Come Sit With Us, Honey"
6 Summer on the Water - "Come Sit With Us, Honey" - short story from which Summer on the Water is derived
7 Summer on the Water - original ms
8 Summer on the Water - galley proof
9 Summer on the Water - reviews
10 Summer on the Water - Correspondence
11 Term Paper - English 100
12 "Think About Paris"
13 This Time Next Year
14 This Time Next Year - Correspondence
15 Trouble Comes to Town - 1973
16 Trouble Comes to Town (A Stranger in Town) - 1st draft
17 Trouble Comes to Town (A Stranger in Town) - 2nd draft
18 Trouble Comes to Town (A Stranger in Town) - 3rd draft
19 Trouble Comes to Town - draft treatments
20 T.V. Scripts, ideas
21 T.V. Stories - Correspondence
22 Two the Hard Way
Box Folder
24 1 "Until One of Us is Dead"
2 A Very Private Island - 1st draft (Heart's Desire)
3 A Very Private Island - Printer's Copy
4 A Very Private Island - Correspondence
5 Von Ryan's Express - 1963-1965
6 Von Ryan's Express - outline before 1st draft
7 Von Ryan's Express - section of "false start" draft
8 Von Ryan's Express - 1st draft, chapter I-XIV
9 Von Ryan's Express - 1st draft, chapter XV-end
10 Von Ryan's Express - 2nd draft, chapter I-XIV
11 Von Ryan's Express - 2nd draft, chapter XV-end
12 Von Ryan's Express - Galley Proof
13 Von Ryan's Express - Printer's Copy
14 Von Ryan's Express - film treatment
15 Von Ryan's Express - screenplay
Box Folder
25 1 Von Ryan's Express - Revised screenplay, July 31, 1963
2 Von Ryan's Express - Royalty Statements [ON INDEFINITE LOAN]
3 Von Ryan's Express - Correspondence; folder 1 of 2
4 Von Ryan's Express - Correspondence; folder 2 of 2
5 Von Ryan's Express - Correspondence, Miscellaneous material
6 Von Ryan's Express - miscellaneous material
7 Von Ryan's Return - Research
8 Von Ryan's Return - Research on Italy
9 Von Ryan's Return - Research on Switzerland
10 Von Ryan's Return - Notes, miscellaneous
11 Von Ryan's Return - 1st draft
12 Von Ryan's Return - 1st draft, revised
Box Folder
26 1 Von Ryan's Return - 2nd draft, revised
2 Von Ryan's Return - Proofs
3 Von Ryan's Return - Reviews, Publicity
4 Von Ryan's Return - Correspondence; folder 1 of 2
5 Von Ryan's Return - Correspondence; folder 2 of 2
6 Watching Out for Dulie - 1960-1962
7 Watching Out for Dulie - 1st draft
8 Watching Out for Dulie - 2nd draft
9 Watching Out for Dulie - Galley Proofs
10 Watching Out for Dulie - Duplicate Reviews; jacket
11 Watching Out for Dulie - Correspondence
12 "A Way with Children"
13 "Whose Little Boy Are You?"
14 Wrong Prescription
15 "You Can Walk on Their Backs"



Series II: Houston Post Columns and Correspondence, 1984-1988

Box Folder
26 16 Houston Post Columns (originals) - June 1984-Aug. 1984
17 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Sept. 1984-Oct. 1984
18 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Nov. 1984-Dec. 1984
19 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Jan. 1985-Feb. 1985
20 Houston Post Columns (originals) - March 1985-April 1985
21 Houston Post Columns (originals) - May 1985-June 1985
22 Houston Post Columns (originals) - July 1985-Aug. 1985
Box Folder
28 1 Houston Post Columns (originals) - July 1985-Aug. 1985
2 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Nov. 1985-Dec. 1985
3 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Jan. 1986-Feb. 1986
4 Houston Post Columns (originals) - March 1986-April 1986
5 Houston Post Columns (originals) - May 1986-June 1986
6 Houston Post Columns (originals) - July 1986-Aug. 1986
7 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Sept. 1986-Oct. 1986
8 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Nov. 1986-Dec. 1986
9 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Jan. 1987-Feb. 1987
10 Houston Post Columns (originals) - March 1987-April 1987
11 Houston Post Columns (originals) - May 1987-June 1987
12 Houston Post Columns (originals) - July 1987-Aug. 1987
13 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Sept. 1987-Oct. 1987
14 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Nov. 1987-Dec. 1987
15 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Jan. 1988-Feb. 1988
16 Houston Post Columns (originals) - March 1988-April 1988
17 Houston Post Columns (originals) - May 1988-June 1988
18 Houston Post Columns (originals) - July 1988-Aug. 1988
19 Houston Post Columns (originals) - Sept. 1988-Nov. 1988
20 Houston Post Guest Columns - 12-12-1988
21 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - 1984-1985
22 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - Jan.-July, 1986
23 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - Aug.-Dec. 1986
Box Folder
29 1 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - Jan.-July 1987
2 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - Aug.-Dec. 1987
3 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - Jan.-June 1988
4 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - July-Dec. 1988
5 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - 1989
6 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - non-dated
7 Correspondence with Houston Post Readers - May 1983, 1984-1986, n.d.



Series III: Correspondence by name of correspondent, 1942-1994

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29 8 Correspondence from George Baroni, 1993
9 Correspondence with Lynette Burgess, 1985; 1993
10 Correspondence from Joseph Consolmagno, 1993
11 Correspondence from Ralph Cushman, 1991, 1993
12 Correspondence from General Benjamin Davis, 1992, 1993
13 Correspondence from William Eckhardt, 1993
14 Correspondence with Joseph Frelinghuysen, 1988-1990; 1993
15 Correspondence from Ruth Freund, 1993
16 Correspondence from Campbell Geeslin, 1993
17 Correspondence with Betty Harman and Nancy Meador, 1988-1990
18 Correspondence with James Thomas Jackson, 1966-1973
19 Correspondence with James Thomas Jackson, 1974-1983
20 Correspondence with James Thomas Jackson, 1983-1985
21 James Thomas Jackson: "Buffalo Bayou: Oh, What a Time it Was"
22 James Thomas Jackson: "Hopeth All Things" Part I and II
23 James Thomas Jackson: "A Lesson in Compassion from My Father"
24 James Thomas Jackson: "Shades of Darkness" outline; Chapter 3, Book 2; Chapter 4, Book 2
25 James Thomas Jackson: "Terry and Me"
26 James Thomas Jackson: Miscellaneous
27 Correspondence from Charles Jennette, 1993
28 Correspondence from Peter Joseph, 1993
29 Correspondence from Dana Kennedy, 1993
30 Correspondence with Lawrence C. Kennedy (Pilot of B-24 crew and fellow POW, deceased)
31 Correspondence from Joe Kilgore, 1993
32 Correspondence from George Kinsura, 1993
33 Correspondence from Kitty Lindsey, 1993
34 Correspondence with Claude McLeod, 1987-1989
35 Correspondence from Daniel Miller, 1993
36 Correspondence from David Nagel, 1993
37 Correspondence from Michi Nakamura, 1993
38 Correspondence with Dorothy Olding (Literary Agent), 1985-1989
39 Correspondence from Walter Rhein, 1943-1945; 1993
40 Correspondence with Rice University, 1964-1989
41 Correspondence with Rice University, 1990-1994
Box Folder
30 1 Correspondence with Dr. Abraham Rothberg: 1956-1969
2 Correspondence with Dr. Abraham Rothberg: 1970-1975
3 Correspondence with Dr. Abraham Rothberg: 1976-1982
4 Correspondence with Dr. Abraham Rothberg: 1983-1987
5 Correspondence with Dr. Abraham Rothberg: 1988-1990
6 Correspondence with Dr. Abraham Rothberg: 1993
7 Dr. Abraham Rothberg: articles and works
8 Correspondence from Jerry Segal, 1993
9 Correspondence with William J. Slattery, 1981-1989
10 Correspondence from Bill Smallwood, 1993
11 Correspondence with J.D. Thomas, 1987-1990
12 Correspondence with Betty Tucker, 1987-1989
13 Correspondence from Frances Vick, 1993
14 Correspondence with Major General Louis Walsh, 1983-1987
15 Correspondence from Wandrey Books, 1993
16 Arnold A. Wright: "Behind the Wire"
17 Correspondence with Kazuhiko Yusa (convicted murderer in Osaka Prison)
18 Family Correspondence, 1942
19 Correspondence with Families of POWs, WWII, 1942-43
20 Correspondence with Families of POWs, WWII, 1944-1945
21 "Dear Mom" POW Letters by David Westheimer, 1942-1945



Series IV: Chronological Correspondence, 1945-1996

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30 22 Correspondence: 1945-1947
23 Correspondence: 1952-1953
24 Correspondence: 1954-1955
25 Correspondence: 1956-1957
26 Correspondence: 1958-1959
27 Correspondence: 1960-1961
28 Correspondence: 1962-1963
29 Correspondence: 1964
30 Correspondence: 1965
31 Correspondence: 1966
32 Correspondence: 1967
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31 1 Correspondence: 1968
2 Correspondence: 1969
3 Correspondence: 1970
4 Correspondence: 1971
5 Correspondence: 1972
6 Correspondence: 1973
7 Correspondence: 1974
8 Correspondence: 1975
9 Correspondence: 1976
10 Correspondence: 1977
11 Correspondence: 1978
12 Correspondence: 1979
13 Correspondence: 1980
14 Correspondence: 1981
15 Correspondence: 1982
16 Correspondence: 1983
17 Correspondence: 1984
18 Correspondence: Jan.-May 1985
19 Correspondence: June-Dec. 1985
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32 1 Correspondence: 1986
2 Correspondence: 1987
3 Correspondence: Jan.-June 1988
4 Correspondence: July-Dec. 1988
5 Correspondence: 1989
6 Correspondence: 1990
7 Correspondence: A-B (1990-1991)
8 Correspondence: C-E (1990-1991)
9 Correspondence: F-G (1990-1991)
10 Correspondence: H-K (1990-1991)
11 Correspondence: M (1990-1991)
12 Correspondence: N-P (1990-1991)
13 Correspondence: R-S (1990-1991)
13 Correspondence: T-W (1990-1991)
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33 1 Correspondence: A-C (1991-1992)
2 Correspondence: D-L (1991-1992)
3 Correspondence: M-R (1991-1992)
4 Correspondence: S-W (1991-1992)
5 Correspondence: General, 1992-1993
6 Correspondence: A-G (1993-1994)
7 Correspondence: H-P (1990-1994)
8 Correspondence: R (1992-1994)
9 Correspondence: A-W (1996)
10 Correspondence: A-W (1985, 1992, 1994-1996)
11 Correspondence: C-W (1994-1996)
12 Correspondence: Carolco (1992-1994)
13 Correspondence: General, n.d.
14 Correspondence: n.d. and miscellaneous
15 Correspondence: Miscellaneous Material, 1993
16 Miscellaneous Material



Series V: Biographical Materials, 1940-1970s

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33 17 Photos of David and Dodie Westheimer, 1940, 1968, and n.d.
18 Newsclippings re: David Westheimer, 1960s-1970s
19 WWII Group Photos
20 Personal Notebook
21 Travel Expenses and Documents - 1965



Series VI: Oversize Materials

Box
27 Photos of David Westheimer
Houston Post Columns and Reviews 1939-1949
Newspaper Scrapbook 1950-1960
Lighter Than a Feather Wall Maps



Series VII: Addendum

Sub-Series I: Works, Houston Post Colums
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34 1 Avila Gold - Screenplay (Revised First Draft)
2 Avila Gold - Dailies
3 The Big Bang - Draft (pt. 1)
4 The Big Bang - Draft (pt. 2)
5 Delay En Route - 1st Draft
6 Delay En Route - Edited 1st Draft and Book Jacket
7 Going Public 2000 - Novel
8 Going Public - Screenplay (Originally "Kill Fee")
9 Going Public - Screenplay (Originally "Kill Fee")
10 The Great Wounded Bird- Proof, 1998
11 Assorted Poetry Associated with The Great Wounded Bird
12 Josie - Unedited Draft Copy
13 Lighter Than a Feather - Japanese Edition
14 The Magic Fallacy - Popular Library Edition
15 The Magic Fallacy - Screenplay
Box Folder
35 1 The Magic Fallacy - Alley Theater Version (Copy)
2 The Magic Fallacy - 1st Draft (Copy)
3 The Magic Fallacy - 2nd Draft (Copy)
4 The Olmec Head - Screenplay (Originally "Chato") Uncorrected
5 The Olmec Head - Screenplay (Originally "Chato")
6 Princess Midnight - Screenplay, 11/26/1992 (Revised 1st Draft)
7 Princess Midnight - Screenplay by David Westheimer
8 Princess Midnight - Original Screenplay by Carlos Blair
9 Snake Music - 1st Draft
10 Snake Music - Revised 1st Draft
11 Snake Music - Dailies
12 Houston Post Columns - Notebook of Topics and Ideas for Articles
13 Houston Post Columns- Clippings (photocopies), 07/02/1984-12/31/1984
14 Houston Post Columns- Clippings (photocopies), 01/07/1985-12/09/1985
15 Houston Post Columns- Clippings (photocopies), 01/04/1986-12/09/1986
16 Houston Post Columns- Clippings (photocopies), 01/03/1987-12/28/1987
17 Houston Post Columns- Clippings (photocopies), 01/02/1988-12/20/1988
18 Senior Women Web - Articles by David Westheimer, n.d.
19 Senior Women Web - "The Bomb..." Blast article and correspondence
20 Stalag Luft III Ex-Prisoners of War - 47th Annual Reunion Membership List