Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Kay Boyle:

An Inventory of Her Papers 1910-1992 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Boyle, Kay
Title: Kay Boyle Papers,
Dates: 1910-1992 and undated
Abstract: A noted author, Kay Boyle wrote for the New Yorker and won the O. Henry prize for best short story of the year in 1934.
Collection # R 2.1
Quantity: 6 boxes and 6 oversized items (7.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Kay Boyle was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1902, and grew up in Cincinnati and Europe. She attended Columbia University and lived in Europe in the 1920's and 1930's as part of the "lost generation" of American ex-patriate writers. She was a noted author of more than four dozen books including novels, poetry, short stories and essays. Her short stories and novels usually deal with contemporary issues, often concerning characters caught up in powerful political or social forces, such as the rise of Nazism in Europe. Boyle's poetry and short stories appeared in such magazines as Harper's and the New Yorker.

She won the O. Henry prize for best short story of the year, in 1934 for The White Horses of Vienna and in 1941 for Defeat. From 1963 until 1979 she taught literature and creative writing at San Francisco University. Boyle had a great commitment to social justice and was active in political affairs for most of her life. She helped raise funds for the families of conscientious objectors during World War I and protested U. S. involvement in Vietnam. She was also instrumental in starting an Amnesty International chapter in San Francisco, and her annual birthday party was a fund raiser for that organization. Even in extreme old age she continued to write letters supporting social causes or political candidates.

Her marriages to Richard Brault and Laurence Vail both ended in divorce. Her third husband was Baron Joseph von Franckenstein, an Austrian diplomat, whom she married in 1943. He worked for the U.S. Department of State but was deprived of his job during the McCarthy era. Ms. Boyle also lost her position as European correspondent for the New Yorker during that time after being falsely accused of Fascist sympathies. She spent years of poverty and hardship trying to clear her husband's name. He died in 1963. Ms. Boyle had five children by Laurence Vail and Baron von Franckenstein. In her old age, her son Ian Franckenstein cared for her. She died in 1992 at the age of 90.


Scope and Contents

The papers from Kay Boyle's collection consist of personal and business correspondence, speeches, short stories, poetry, working notes, leaflets, fund raising letters, pamphlets, essays, interviews, magazine and newspaper articles, catalog pages, literary journals, magazines, address and date books, calendars, official documents, contracts, notebooks, awards and certificates, photographs, posters, a commonplace book, and manuscript versions of stories and poems, some of which have not been published.


 

Organization

The collection was purchased in installments over a period of years. The two largest collections came from Boyle's estate, and are arranged according to her system, rather than alphabetically. There is also an Irish linen handkerchief found with a letter from an Irish correspondent.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Boyle, Kay, 1902-
Boyle, Kay, 1902- --Archives
Boyle, Kay, 1902- --Correspondence
Boyle, Kay, 1902- --Manuscripts
Boyle, Kay, 1902- --Literary collections
Subjects
Authors, American--20th century
Women authors, American--20th century
Women political activists--United States

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Kay Boyle interview with Kay Bonetti [sound recording]. Columbia, MO: American Audio Prose Library, 1985.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kay Boyle Papers, 1910-1992 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Purchases, 1988-1998

Processed by

Cecilia George, 1999


Additional Sources

Mellen, Joan. Kay Boyle: Author of Herself. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.

Spanier, Sandra Whipple. Kay Boyle: Artist and Activist. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986.

Critical Essays on Kay Boyle. Edited by Marilyn Elkins. New York: G.K. Hall & Co., 1997.


Collection Inventory

 
box folder
1 1 "Bricktop", 1968-71



 
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1 2 Passport, 1949



 
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1 2 Passport, 1986



 
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1 3 Bower, 1944



 
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1 3 "Poem for Vida Tabrizi", 1975



 
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1 3 "Poem for Vida Tabrizi" with autograph corrections



 
box folder
1 4 Weiss, Karl, 1983



 
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1 5 Letter from KB to"Mr. Neugeboren", 1979



 
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1 6 Mary Margaret, 1944



 
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1 6 McBride, 1942



 
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1 6 Laurence, 1965



 
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1 7 Morrison, Toni, undated



 
box folder
1 8 Reminiscence of Henry Miller, original corrected typescript, 1980



 
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1 9 Hartman, 1941



 
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1 9 Promotional letters for "Primer for Combat", 1941



 
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1 10 Amnesty International, notes in KB's hand 1973,



 
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1 10 Sperisen, Albert, 1973-79



 
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1 10 Greek Resistance, note in KB's hand 1973,



 
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1 11 Commonplace Book, undated



 
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1 12 "Independents for the Socialist Workers Candidates", 1970



 
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1 12 Gold, Herb (writer), 1981-84



 
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1 13 "Blues: a Magazine of New Rhythms", poem by KB on page 32 1930,



 
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1 15 KB to Ashberry, John, 1981



 
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1 16 Atwood, Margaret, 1981



 
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1 17 Oates, Joyce Carol, 1975



 
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1 18 Grenier, Fernand. "Francs-tireurs and Guerillas of France", ca. 1943



 
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1 19 Notes for "A History of the German People", undated



 
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1 20 "The Crosbys: An Afterward", undated



 
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1 22 "Speech Against the Vietnam War", 1965



 
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1 22 "Speech Against the Vietnam War" by KB, 1965



 
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1 22 eleven typescript poems by KB, 1929-1939



 
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1 23 KB to "Miss Pruette", 1943



 
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1 23 "Collected Poems of Kay Boyle", 1991



 
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1 24 Ginsberg, Allen, 1975



 
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1 24 "Exorcism", by Alan Ginsberg, 1974



 
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1 25 Wilmer, Herbert, 1975



 
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2 1 Abbot, Berenice (photographer), 1982



 
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2 2 Albee, Edward (playwright), 1982-87



 
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2 3 Baez, Joan Sr., 1987-88



 
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2 4 Finer, Ray, 1982



 
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2 5 Fleiner, Adda and Jacques, 1982



 
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2 6 Ford, Hugh (writer), 1979-84



 
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2 7 Fowlie, Wallace (writer), 1984



 
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2 8 Franckenstein, Ian (KB's son), 1987 and undated



 
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2 9 Garchik, Leah and Jerome, 1981-88



 
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2 10 Gutekunst, George, 1981-89



 
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2 11 Goeser, Emilie and Ben (KB's grandchildren), 1975-88



 
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2 13 Groening, Roger, 1984



 
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2 14 Grumbach, Doris (novelist), 1982-87



 
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2 15 Herman, Jan (writer), 1981-85



 
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2 16 Hersey, John (novelist), 1981



 
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2 17 Hoagland, Edward (novelist), 1981



 
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2 18 Inada, Lawson (poet), 1983-88



 
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2 19 Irving, John (novelist), 1981



 
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2 20 Jolas, Maria (writer), 1982



 
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2 21 Jordan, Fred (Grove Press), 1987



 
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2 22 Kahler, Alice (wife of Erich Kahler), 1984



 
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2 23 Kempner, Robert, 1987



 
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2 24 Kennan, George (writer), 1981



 
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2 25 Fleiner, Adda, 1985



 
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2 25 Koch, David (Southern Illinois University), 1981-88



 
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2 26 Koch, Kenneth (poet), 1982-83



 
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2 27 "A Lesson in Anatomy", typed manuscript, 1987



 
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2 27 Litwack, Leo (novelist), 1981-1983



 
box folder
2 28 McCartey, Nancy (aka Nancy Allitt), Irish feminist and peace activist, 1981



 
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2 29 McCord, Howard (poet), 1987



 
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2 30 McCormick, Ken (Doubleday), 1983-88



 
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2 31 MacLeod, Norman (poet), 1982



 
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2 32 MacNiven, Ian (writer), 1978-88



 
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2 33 Mainland, Nancy, 1988



 
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2 34 Maruhn, Siegfried (writer), 1983-88



 
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2 35 Matthiesen, Peter (novelist), 1981



 
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2 36 Mellen, Joan (KB's biographer), 1987-90



 
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2 37 Miller, Arthur (playwright), 1981



 
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2 38 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1984-89



 
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2 39 Murray, Natalia Danesi (writer Janet Flanner's lover), 1983



 
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2 40 New Directions Publishing (Peggy Fox), 1987-90



 
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2 41 PEN (Christine Friedlander), 1981-84



 
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2 42 Peyre, Henre (writer), 1982



 
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2 43 Quinn, Bernadette (Irish feminist and peace activist), 1980-83



 
box folder
2 44 Raley, Duane, 1987-88 and undated



 
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2 45 Rattray, David (writer), 1984



 
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2 46 Reed, Ishmael (novelist), 1983



 
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2 47 Robins, Natalie, 1987-88



 
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2 48 Simic, Charles (poet), undated



 
box folder
2 49 Stern, James (short story writer), 1982-90



 
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2 50 Strand, Mark (poet), 1990



 
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2 51 MacLeish, Archibald (poet), 1981



 
box folder
2 52 Terkel, Studs (writer), 1981-86 and undated



 
box folder
2 52 "The Face on the Dime", by Studs Terkel, typescript, 1981



 
box folder
2 53 Uchida, Yoshiko (writer), 1982-88



 
box folder
2 54 "The Book of My Mother", notes 1980,



 
box folder
2 55 "Two Men on Two Camels", unpublished story, undated typescript



 
box folder
2 56 "Mark Twain Quarterly", Spring/Summer 1947



 
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2 57 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, 1984



 
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2 58 SUDWESTFUNK, Baden-Baden, 1991



 
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2 59 "They Are Another Nation", two working drafts and final draft, 1980



 
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2 59 Gatenby, Greg, 1980



 
box folder
2 60 "A Memory", three corrected typscript drafts and working notes, 1976



 
box folder
2 61 "Charlie Chan, Moto, Kahn! Kung Fu...." by Frank Chin, undated



 
box folder
2 61 Frank Chin, recommendation for, typescript, undated



 
box folder
2 62 "Responses to Questions About the Nuclear Threat", 1983



 
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2 62 "Responses to Questions About the Nuclear Threat", Dennis Paalson, ed 1983,



 
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2 63 James M.W. Borg, Inc., page advertising book by Nelson Algren, undated



 
box folder
2 63 "So Long, Swede Risberg", by Nelson Algren, July 1981



 
box folder
2 63 Herman, Jan, contains information re Nelson Algren's death 1981,



 
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2 63 Articles relating to the death of writer Nelson Algren, 1981



 
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2 63 ">American Dialog", Winter 1972



 
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3 1 Barthelme, Donald (writer), 1981



 
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3 2 Boyle, Hilary (Irish feminist and peace activist), 1982-84 and undated



 
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3 3 Burke, Kenneth (writer), 1982



 
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3 4 Bryant, Dorothy (writer), 1983-88



 
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3 5 Calill, Carmen (Chatto and Windus, Publishers), 1984



 
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3 6 Cheever, John (novelist), 1983



 
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3 7 Chin, Frank (playwright), 1982-85 and undated



 
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3 8 Ciardi, John (poet), 1981



 
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3 9 Connell, Evan (novelist), 1981



 
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3 10 "Cosette", Amnesty International, San Francisco, 1983-84 and undated



 
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3 11 Cowley, Malcom (poet/writer), 1981-82



 
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3 12 Detweiler, Joan (Kay Boyle's sister), 1989



 
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3 13 Dorris, Michael (novelist), 1987



 
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3 14 Dorn, Ed (poet), 1982



 
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3 15 Ernst, Dallas (Max Errnst's daughter-in-law), 1984



 
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3 15 Einsler, Helga, 1980-89



 
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3 17 Broughan, Faysie (Irish peace activist), 1982-89



 
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3 18 McGucken, Henry and Jacqueline, 1981-89



 
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3 19 Miscellaneous (less important), 1979-89



 
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3 20 North Point Press, 1983-87



 
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3 21 Paley, Grace (short story writer and poet), 1989



 
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3 22 Padgett, Ron (poet), 1983-87



 
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3 23 Pollitzer, William, 1982-88



 
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3 24 Renek, Morris (novelist), 1982-89



 
box folder
3 25 Seeger, Pete (songwriter), 1987



 
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3 26 Sun and Moon Press (Douglas Messerli), 1983-84



 
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3 27 Spanier, Sandra (wrote first full length book on KB), 1983-88



 
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3 28 Vail, Devin (aka Devin Rosenblum, Kay Boyle's grandson), 1985-1991



 
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3 29 Waldman, Giselle, 1983-89



 
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3 30 Watkins Loomis Agency (Kay Boyle's literary agents), 1987-89



 
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3 31 Wheeler, Monroe (writer), 1987



 
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3 32 Wineapple, Brenda (author of biography of Janet Flanner), 1990-91



 
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3 33 Wong, Shawn (writer and Kay Boyle's student), 1981-1990



 
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3 34 Young, Al (poet), 1982



 
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4 1 Codrescu, Andre (author, radio commentator), 1989



 
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4 2 Covington, Leonora, 1989



 
box folder
4 3 Detweiler, Joan (Kay Boyle's sister), 1974-80



 
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4 4 Detweiler, Joan (Kay Boyle's sister), 1923-74



 
box folder
4 5 Dorris, Michael and Erdrich, Louise (authors), 1987-89



 
box folder
4 6 Grumbach, Doris (author), 1988-89



 
box folder
4 7 Gunn, Alan (Professor of English, Texas Tech), 1988-89



 
box folder
4 8 McAlmon, Robert (letter from family about his books), 1988-89



 
box folder
4 9 Mellen, Joan (Kay Boyle's biographer), 1988



 
box folder
4 10 Rathke-Kohl, Sylvia, 1988-89



 
box folder
4 11 Olsen, Tillie, 1988-89



 
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4 12 Renek, Morris, 1988-89



 
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4 13 Shirer, William (author), 1981-89



 
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4 14 Stern, James (author), 1983-88



 
box folder
4 15 Fortune cookie slips (Kay Boyle saved these, according to Joan Mellen)



 
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Box 4 16 "Lost Generation", "Esquire" article undated



 
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4 17 family photographs, one with autograph letter attached 1913 and undated,



 
box folder
4 18 Miscellaneous letters, 1925-89



 
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4 19 Four Address Books



 
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4 20 Date Books for 1969, 1978, and 1979



 
box folder
5 1 letters from friends, 1988 and undated



 
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5 1 letters from friends, 1988 and undated



 
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5 1 French drinking song



 
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5 2 letters from friends, 1987-89



 
box folder
5 2 Frances Steloff, obituaries, 1989



 
box folder
5 3 Kay Boyle, unattributed, undated article with caricature



 
box folder
5 3 reviews of Kay Boyle's books



 
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5 3 letters from friends, 1988-89



 
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5 4 Marcel Duchamp, undated French newspaper article



 
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5 4 letters from friends, 1988 and undated



 
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5 5 Eder, Richard, 1987



 
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5 6 "Tribute to Kay", by Jean Fitzgerald, undated



 
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5 6 Fitzgerald, Jean, undated



 
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5 6 Fitzmaurice, Jim, undated



 
box folder
5 7 Goldman, Connie, 1989



 
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5 7 "Why Are We Here?", corrected photocopy, 1988, 1988



 
box folder
5 7 Goldman, Renee, 1989



 
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5 7 Gunn, Alan, 1988



 
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Box 5 7 "Ted", re Kay Boyle's daughter and granddaughter 1988-89,



 
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5 7 Gross, Leonard, (has recollection of Kay Boyle) 1987,



 
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5 8 Hohri, William, 1988



 
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5 8 Hatlen, Burton, 1988



 
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5 8 Hart, Sara, undated



 
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5 8 Hewitt, Diana, undated



 
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5 8 "National Council for Japanese-American Redress", May 1988



 
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5 9 "Janet", 1988



 
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5 10 "Kolia", undated manuscript letter in French by Kay Boyle



 
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5 10 Knoll, Erwin (editor of "The Progressive"), 1988



 
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5 10 Kemp, Edward, 1981



 
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5 10 Koch, Katherine, 1981



 
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5 11 "Adda", 1988



 
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5 11 Leeming, David (biographer of James Baldwin), 1988



 
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5 11 Lau, Alan, 1992



 
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5 11 LeDroulec, Pascale, 1987



 
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5 12 McGraw, Jim, 1982-88



 
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5 12 McCurtin, Peg, 1982



 
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5 12 "Berkely Monthly", typescript of letter from Kay Boyle regarding Ezra Pound, 1985



 
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5 13 Murillo, Rosario (Asociacion Sandinista), 1982



 
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5 13 Murrao, Shig, 1992



 
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5 13 Mitchell, Pat (NBC News), 1988



 
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5 13 McDermid, Nancy (Dean of Humanities, San Francisco State), 1988



 
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5 13 Milojevic, Kolia, 1988



 
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5 14 Newgarden, Albert, 1988



 
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5 14 Nichols, Bob (Grace Paley's husband), 1987



 
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5 14 Nason, Emily (Kay Boyle's granddaughter), 1987



 
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5 14 "Bill", carbon, usigned, from Kay Boyle, 1982



 
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5 15 Honorary LL.D. degree, Southern Illinois University, 1982



 
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5 15 Parish, Robert, 1981



 
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5 15 Peterson, Kenneth, 1982



 
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5 15 Stuart, Ken (editor, Horizon House Publishers), 1987



 
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5 16 Robbins, Richard, 1989



 
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5 16 Ryan, David, 1989



 
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5 16 Davis, Bob, review of Kay Boyle's "Underground Woman", undated



 
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5 16 Rapaport, Richard, carbon of letter from Kay Boyle 1981,



 
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5 16 Madison, Vera (1989)



 
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5 17 Strauss, Roger (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux), 1988



 
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5 17 Smock, Frederick ( "The American Voice"), 1988



 
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5 17 Sternberg, Linda, signed carbon of letter from KB 1981,



 
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5 18 Treuhaft, Robert (attorney), 1982-87



 
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5 18 Tyler, Shirley, 1982-87



 
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5 18 Vail, Pegeen (Kay Boyle's granddaughter), undated



 
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5 19 Vail, Apple, undated manuscript notes by Kay Boyle



 
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5 19 Vail, Pegeen (Kay Boyle's granddaughter), undated



 
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5 19 "Justine", undated



 
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5 20 Herbert Wilmer manuscript notes by Kay Boyle (undated),



 
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5 20 "St. Stephen's Green", undated



 
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5 20 Wilmer, Herbert, undated notes by Kay Boyle on back of "St. Stephen's Green"



 
box folder
5 20 Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1988 reunion program



 
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5 20 del Fante, Moira, 1988



 
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5 20 Bradley, Mike (National Writers' Union), 1988



 
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5 20 Winnick, Roy(biographer of Archibald MacLeish), Win 1981-82



 
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5 20 Egan, Andrea (president, National Writers' Union), 1987



 
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5 20 MacLeish, Archibald, letters from KB 1932-40,



 
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5 21 Zinneman, Fred (film producer), 1982



 
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5 21 "Yannick" (Kay Boyle's grandchild), 1987



 
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5 21 "Emily", 1987



 
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5 22 Arkin, Steve, 1987



 
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5 22 "Adele", undated



 
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5 22 Amerkhanian, Charles (Pacifica Radio), 1987



 
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5 22 Demy, Dale Stull (Author's Guild), 1987



 
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5 23 Mahinske, Lars (Encyclopeida Brittanica), 1985



 
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5 23 Aleskin, Peter, 1987



 
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5 23 Burns, J.S., 1984



 
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5 23 "Elaine", 1984



 
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5 23 Brown, Peter (Padgett Press), 1984 carbon of letter from KB



 
box folder
5 23 "Kelly" (Square One Productions), 1987



 
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5 23 Brown, Constance, 1988



 
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5 23 Baurle, Ruth, 1984



 
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5 23 Bator, Paul, 1988



 
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5 23 Bauersfield, Erik, 1987



 
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5 24 Cesare, Valentine, 1984



 
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5 24 Clark, Suzanne, 1988



 
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5 24 Low-Heywood Thomas School, 1984 dedication program



 
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5 24 Cushman, Robin, 1988



 
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5 24 Chavez, Cesar, 1988



 
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5 24 Cohn, Alan, 1988



 
box folder
5 25 Groth, Gary (Fantagraphics Books), 1987



 
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5 25 Wilson, U.S. Representative Tom



 
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5 25 Davidson, Ann, 1987 review of Spanier's "Kay Boyle: Artist and Activist"



 
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5 25 Davidson, Ann, 1987 reply to KB



 
box folder
5 25 Donato, Joan, 1984



 
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5 25 Fitzmaurice, James, 19877-88



 
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5 25 Downey, U.S. Representative Thomas, 1988



 
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5 25 Dellums, U.S. Representative Ron, 1987



 
box folder
5 26 Koffler, Lionel, 1987 manuscript letter from KB



 
box folder
5 27 Goodrow, Gary, 1984



 
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5 27 Garrod, Mike, 1984



 
box folder
5 27 Gunn, Alan, 1988



 
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5 27 Gallagher, Tess, 1986



 
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5 27 "Refusing Silence", by Tess Gallagher, inscribed "for Kay Boyle" undated,



 
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5 28 "Death of a Man", 1984 contract, Harcourt Brace



 
box folder
5 28 Howard, Peter, 1988



 
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5 29 Amerkhanian, Charles (Pacifica Radio), 1987



 
box folder
5 29 Lichtman, Trister and Levey, attorneys, 1987



 
box folder
5 29 Kilwein, Maurice, 1988



 
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5 29 Levine, Abraham, 1987



 
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5 30 Mills, Maragaret (American Academy of Arts and Letters), 1984



 
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5 30 Mary Harris Award, "Mother Jones" magazine, 1984



 
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5 30 Reynolds, Richard, "Mother Jones" magazine, 1984



 
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5 31 Baldwin, James, recollection in letter signed "Jim and Fran" 1987



 
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5 31 McGilliard, Tricia, 1984



 
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5 31 McBrien, William (Twentieth Century Literature), 1980



 
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5 31 McGraw, James, 1984-87



 
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5 31 MacMillan, cancellation of contract for "Pinky in Persia" 1987



 
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5 31 "Eugene Celebration", by Tricia McGilliard, dedicated to KB 1984,



 
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5 32 Orwoll, Mark 1984



 
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5 32 Hall, Mary, 1984



 
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5 33 Pound, Ezra, in carbon of letter by KB, 1984



 
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5 33 Pound, Ezra, "Poetic Madness or Political Treason", by Carroll Terrell, 1983



 
box folder
5 33 Stuart, Ken (Paragon House Publishers), 1987



 
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5 33 Garfield, Susan (Rockefeller Foundation), 1987



 
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5 33 Renek, Morris and Palmer, Charlotte, recommendations in KB's hand, 1987



 
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5 33 Popper, George, 1988



 
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5 33 Pinckney, Darryl (New York Review of Books), 1984



 
box folder
5 33 Troshinsky, Morton J., M.D., 1984



 
box folder
5 33 Terrell, Carroll F., (Paideuma), 1984



 
box folder
5 33 Bailey, Thatcher (Bay Press), 1984



 
box folder
5 34 Kitchel, Elavietta, 1988



 
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5 35 Steele, Max, 1988



 
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5 35 Strauss, Roger (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux), 1986-88



 
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5 35 Smith, Robert, 1988



 
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5 35 Wilson, U.S. Representative Pete, 1988



 
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5 35 Gomez, Linda (Time/LIFE), 1988



 
box folder
5 35 Shockley, Alonzo, 1984



 
box folder
5 35 Smock, Frederick (The American Voice), 1988



 
box folder
5 35 Galinsky, Hermann, undated draft of letter from Kay Boyle regarding Apple Vail



 
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5 36 Zukerberg, Emily, letter from KB 1988



 
box folder
5 36 Ursil, Brian, 1988



 
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5 36 Court, Kathryn (Viking Penguin), 1984



 
box folder
5 37 "The Quarterback Speaks to His God", by Herbert Wilner, 1984 appreciation by KB



 
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5 37 Fraser, Diane (The Women's Foundation), undated



 
box folder
5 38 Zukerberg, Emily, 1987-88



 
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5 38 Weaver, U.S. Rep. James, copy of letter from KB 1984



 
box folder
6 1 Cohn, Ruby (writer), 1987-90



 
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6 2 Cowlings, Sharon (aka "Bobby"-- Kay Boyle's granddaughter), 1987-88



 
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6 3 Deutch, Steve, 1981-89



 
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6 4 Shirer, William (author), 1981-92



 
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6 5 Vail, Clover (Kay Boyle's daughter), 1987-88



 
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6 5 Thoshinsky, Morton, M.D., 1984



 
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6 5 "Alice", 1987



 
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6 5 Varga, Victoria, 1988



 
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6 6 Vail, Kathe (Kay Boyle's daughter), 1988



 
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6 7 Vail, Sinbad (Kay Boyle's stepston), 1982



 
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6 8 Vonnegut, Kurt (author), 1981



 
box folder
6 9 undated typscript notes about Alcatraz Prison



 
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6 9 "Inside Alcatraz", souvenir booklet, 1974



 
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6 9 "Alcatraz--The Rock", souvenir booklet, 1974



 
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6 9 "Alcatraz--The Rock", souvenir booklet, undated



 
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6 9 mimeographed poems by Chinese prisoners on Angel Island, 1975



 
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6 10 Untitled, beginning "Dear Tom", 1989



 
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6 10 Untitled, beginning "Cruel, cruel is the presence of weather", 1990



 
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6 10 "The Only Bird That Sang", photocopy, 1930



 
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6 10 "Ode to a Maintenance Man and His Family", manuscript, 1990



 
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6 10 "A Poem for Tom", seven manuscript and one typscript version, 1990



 
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6 10 "The Crow", from Nov. 1990 issue of "The Redwoods Bark"



 
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6 11 typescript of speech for "Women Writers at Work" series, with transcript of discussion period 1978,



 
box folder
6 12 Letter to unattributed editor, regarding Ezra Pound, undated



 
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6 12 Kay Boyle to Editor of San Francisco Chronicle, photocopy, 1989



 
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6 12 undated manuscript notes



 
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6 12 Kay Boyle to Bill Clinton, manuscript letter, 1992



 
box folder
6 12 Dreyfous, Leslie, "Welcome to a Remarkable Retirement", L. A. Times, (Kay Boyle at 90) 1992,



 
box folder
6 13 Undated typscript resume with biographical notes



 
box folder
6 13 "In Memory of Henry Miller" by Kay Boyle, undated typscript



 
box folder
6 14 Mainland, Nancy, 1984



 
box folder
6 15 Invitation to Kay Boyle's 88th birthday party from Amnesty International



 
box folder
6 15 Sowa, Tom, "Writer Gives Teaching Experience an F", Spokane Spokesman-Review, 1982



 
box folder
6 15 Segal, Clancy "Remembering the Kindness of Algren", unattributed and undated



 
box folder
6 15 Herman, Jan "Remembering Nelson Algren", San Francisco Examiner, 1981



 
box folder
6 15 Notes and draft of letter by Kay Boyle to Pacific Bell re war tax resistance, 1986



 
box folder
6 15 Invitation to farewell gathering for Kay Boyle, 1985



 
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6 15 Weld, George (Nobel Laureate), photocopy of anti-war speech, undated



 
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6 15 North Point Press, 1983 contract for "Being Geniuses Together"



 
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6 15 "Dick", carbon of letter by KB, (with recollection of Samuel Beckett) 1983



 
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6 15 1982 Program of presentation by Maya Angelou



 
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6 16 articles and manuscript notes labeled "Notes for Articles", 1969-75 and undated



 
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6 17 undated typed page from article on German writers



 
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6 18 Program for 1976 Asilomar Conference



 
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6 18 Typescript with corrections of Kay Boyle's speech to the 1976 Asilomar Conference



 
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6 19 "A Tribute to Allen", first two pages of undated essay by Kay Boyle



 
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6 19 Morgan, Bill 1983



 
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6 19 Ginsberg, Allen, "The Bricklayer's Lunch Hour", undated prose poem



 
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6 20 "On Writing and Teaching", undated typescript with corrections, by Kay Boyle



 
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6 20 untitled typscript with corrections by Kay Boyle on the topic of "the writer's voice" Undated,



 
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6 21 Notes in Kay Boyle's handwriting enumerating years of residence in various European countries



 
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6 21 Petition for divorce by Richard Brault, 1930



 
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6 21 Copy of decree of divorce between Richard Brault and Kay Boyle, 1931



 
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6 21 Leon Sevestre, (letter to Richard Brault) 1931



 
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6 21 Statement of reasons for nullity of marriage according to Roman Catholic Church



 
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6 21 Divorce decree of Kay Boyle and Laurence Vail, 1943



 
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6 21 Copy of Clover Vail's birth certificate, 1939



 
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6 21 Copy of 1910 census enumerating Kay Boyle as daughter and Howard and Katherine Boyle



 
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6 21 Marriage licence for Kay Boyle and Joseph Franckenstein, 1943



 
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6 21 Marriage certificate of Kay Boyle and Joseph Franckenstein, 1943



 
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6 21 Certification of marriage licences of Kay Boyle and Richard Brault, 1947



 
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6 22 Manuscript notes for "Heroines and Also Heroes"



 
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6 22 "Heroines and Also Heroes", preface to Pollitzer biography of Georgia O'Keefe, 1988



 
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6 22 5 typed versions with corrections of "Heroines and Also Heroes", 1987



 
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6 23 Trejo, Ruben, 1987



 
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6 23 Trejo, Ruben, undated grant proposal



 
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6 24 Donoghue, Denis: "She's Got Rhythm", review of book by Marianne Moore, NY Review of Books, undated



 
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6 24 Typed extract of "Sane in the Asylum" by James Scott with manuscript notes, undated



 
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6 24 "New York Story", two typed pages with corrections, 1984



 
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6 24 "Mim", 1982



 
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6 24 Folder of undated working notes



 
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6 24 "Noted with Pleasure", NY Times Book Review, 1-6-85



 
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6 24 NY Times Book Review, interview with Kay Boyle regarding Paris years 7-15-84,



 
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6 24 Picken, Margo: "The Betrayed People", NY Review of Books, re East Timor undated,



 
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6 24 NY Times Book Review, undated letter praising Kay Boyle's work



 
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6 24 Mills, Kay: "Kay Boyle: A Writer's Duty to Speak for the Disfranchised", undated



 
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6 25 1985 Calendar with manuscript notes



 
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6 25 Smith, Grant, 1982



 
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6 25 Unattributed, (Grant Smith?) undated



 
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6 26 Kay Boyle to Peggy Fox, New Directions Press, 1988



 
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6 26 Hatlan, Burton, Analysis of Kay Boyle's "Death of a Man" 1988,



 
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6 26 "Tyrol", by Kay Boyle 1934,



 
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6 26 Shirer, William, copy of typescript regarding persecution of Joseph Franckenstein, 1988



 
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6 26 Kay Boyle to Burton Hatlan, manuscript letter, 1988



 
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6 26 Kay Boyle to Grant Smith, Chair of English at Eastern Washington University 1982,



 
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6 27 Spiral notebook with manuscript notes describing a dream, 1981



 
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6 27 Notebook with info on Algren Fund, 1981



 
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6 27 Kay Boyle to PEN, regarding Algren award, 1981



 
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6 27 Ohioana Book Award to Kay Boyle, 1989



 
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6 28 "She Was More Aborad than the Rest of Us ", unattriuted, undated appreciation of Kay Boyle



 
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6 28 Preface to "Plagued by a Nightingale", three corrected versions, 1980



 
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6 29 Wong, Shawn, "Homebase", photocopy inscribed to KB, 1979



 
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6 30 "Quotes from Shawn Wong", manuscript notes by KB, 19779



 
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6 31 American Academy of Arts and Letters Exhibition 1981



 
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6 31 Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1979



 
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6 32 Blue Ribbon Crossword Puzzles, December 1991



 
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6 33 address book, undated



 
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6 33 four small notebooks, 1949 and undated



 
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6 34 datebooks for 1965, 1970, 1977, 1986



 
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10 2 "Esquire" magazine photo spread [Kay Boyle and members of "The Lost Generation"]
oversize



 
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10 2 Promotional broadside [German translation of "The Smoking Mountain"]
oversize



 
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10 2 broadside: "A Poem for February First, 1975" [autograph corrections and signature]
2 oversize



 
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10 2 Portfolio of six poems by Boyle, Dickey, et al [two windows folio II]
oversize



 
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10 2 Irish linen handkerchief
oversize



 
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1 26 Nelson algren's grave
1 print



 
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1 26 Child doing gymnastics
1 print



 
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1 26 Connie Brown, Joan Levine, Julie Rogers and Robin
1 print



 
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1 26 Connie Brown, Bob Brown, Joan Levine, and Julie Rogers
1 print



 
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1 26 Portrait of Kay Boyle
1 print



 
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1 26 Peace Child International celebration
1 print



 
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1 26 Family of Sharon Cowling [aka "Bobby", Kay Boyle's eldest daughter]
7 prints



 
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1 26 Ian Frankenstein [Kay Boyle's son]
1 print



 
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1 26 William Shirer's house
1 print



 
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1 26 Kathe Vail and family [Kay Boyle's daughter]
3 prints



 
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1 26 Art exhibit by Ruben Trejo
17 prints



 
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1 26 Leah and Jerome Garchik with child [Kay Boyle's attorney]
1 print



 
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1 26 House of George Gutekunst
1 print



 
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1 26 Unidentified persons [Apple Vail's children?]
1 print



 
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1 26 Ben and Emile Goeser [Kay Boyle's grandchildren]
1 print



 
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1 26 Children of Ben and Emile Goeser
1 print



 
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1 26 Unidentified persons
1 print



 
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1 26 Family of Howard McCord
1 print



 
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1 26 Victor and Elizabeth Koch and children
5 prints



 
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1 26 Ian Frankenstein [Kay Boyle's son]
5 prints



 
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1 26 Family of Bernadette Quinn
1 print



 
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1 26 Mary Quinn
1 print



 
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1 26 Faysie Broughan and family
7 prints



 
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1 26 Broughan family vacation pictures
2 prints



 
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1 26 Frank Chin and baby son Sam Chin
2 prints



 
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1 26 Kay Boyle with unidentified persons
4 prints



 
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1 26 Hadley and Brian Spanier [children of Sandra Spanier, who wrote book about Kay Boyle]
6 prints



 
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1 26 Monroe Wheeler
1 print



 
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1 26 Kay Boyle and Shawn Wong
2 prints



 
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1 26 Kay Boyle with unidentified persons [Kay Boyle's children? Found with letters to her sister, Joan Detweiler]
6 prints



 
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1 26 Children of Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich
5 prints



 
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1 26 Kay Boyle receiving honorary degree
1 print



 
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1 26 Hatch Manor
1 print



 
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1 26 Professor Alan Gunn [professor of English at Texas Tech, friend of Boyle's]
3 prints



 
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1 26 Kay Boyle's 87th birthday
7 prints



 
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1 26 David Beer
1 print



 
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1 26 Nelson Algren's house
2 prints