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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Works, ca. 1953-1999

Series II. General Research Materials

Series III. Correspondence, 1939-1995

Series IV. Career-Related and Personal Material

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Leon Uris:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
Title: Leon Uris Papers
Dates: 1939-1999
Abstract: The papers of Leon Uris were received at the Ransom Center between 1997-2004 from two sources. The first accession was formerly housed at the University of Colorado, and several subsequent accretions came from Uris's estate after his death in June 2003. In total, the papers account for the majority of Uris's literary output, beginning with his first novel, Battle Cry (1953), through God in Ruins (1999). Also present are correspondence, personal and business papers, photographic images, research materials, scrapbooks, and speeches.
Extent: 169 boxes, 43 oversize boxes, 6 galley folders (108 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

The papers of Leon Uris were received at the Ransom Center between 1997 and 2004 from two sources. The first accession was formerly housed at the University of Colorado, and several subsequent accretions came from Uris's estate after his death in June 2003. In total, the papers account for the majority of Uris's literary output, beginning with his first novel, Battle Cry (1953), through God in Ruins (1999). Also present are correspondence, personal and business papers, photographic images, research materials, scrapbooks, and speeches. The collection is organized in four Series: I. Works, ca. 1953-1999; II. General Research Materials; III. Correspondence, 1939-1995; and IV. Career-Related and Personal Material.

The first Series includes material for Uris's fiction and non-fiction works, arranged alphabetically by title, including his novels Angry Hills (1955), Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin (1964), Battle Cry (1953), Exodus (1958), God in Ruins (1999), The Haj (1984), Mila 18 (1961), Mitla Pass (1988), QB VII (1970), Redemption (1995), Topaz (1967), and Trinity (1976). In addition, produced and unproduced screenplays are present for Angry Hills (MGM, 1959), Armageddon, Battle Cry (Warner Brothers, 1954), Big Country, Exodus (United Artists, 1960), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Paramount, 1957), Mila 18, QB VII (ABC-TV, 1974), Rebel Troop, Topaz (Universal, 1969), and Trinity. Uris worked, sometimes contentiously, with directors Robert Aldrich, Raoul Walsh, John Sturges, Otto Preminger, and Alfred Hitchcock. Also present is the Broadway musical Ari based on Exodus. Uris's non-fiction works include Exodus Revisited, and two books written in collaboration with his wife, photographer Jill Peabody Uris, Ireland: A Terrible Beauty (1975) and Jerusalem: Song of Songs (1981).

Most of the works are represented by numerous typescript drafts and research material. Novel and screenplay drafts for Trinity are particularly well-represented, although the order of creation for the numerous, and frequently incomplete, drafts is difficult to ascertain. In many cases, correspondence, excerpts, page proofs, galleys, promotional material, and reviews are also present. There is a substantial amount of research for Uris's works on Ireland in Series II. General Research Material. Additional reviews for works published through 1991 are found in Uris's scrapbooks in Series IV. Posters are present for Ari, QB VII, and Trinity. Other writings include story outlines, plays, radio scripts, and screenplays such as "Big Country,"  "Billy Mitchell,"  "The Fourth Horseman,"  "The Great Mr. Casey,"  "The Gringo,"  "Ringside,"  "Tales of Forever Island," as well as articles and juvenilia.

The general research material in Series II. includes information on China, Ireland, the Middle East, New York City, the South Pacific, and Tahiti. At the time of his death, Uris was working on projects involving China and immigration to the Lower East Side. Arranged alphabetically by subject, the voluminous research on Ireland was gathered primarily on a 1972 trip with his wife Jill. In traveling the country, they collected countless brochures and maps, as well as current newspapers and sectarian pamphlets on "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland. Ireland: A Terrible Beauty and Trinity were products of this research.

The correspondence in Series III. is arranged alphabetically by person or subject, followed by date order for larger runs of letters. Generally, both incoming and outgoing correspondence is present, although incoming letters predominate. Files include charitable contributions, Uris's divorce from Jill Peabody, family, fans, friends, fun, hate mail, rejected invitations and requests, "nuts," the University of Colorado, and letters Uris dictated to his secretary from 1974-1976 that remain in the original shorthand. Also present is correspondence with Uris's publishers Curtis Brown and Doubleday. A number of business files originated from Uris's attorney, Herbert Schlosberg, and are identified as (Schlosberg) in the folder list. Additional Schlosberg files are scattered throughout the collection. The family correspondence consists of Uris's letters to his mother, father, and sister Essie from 1939 to 1981. The letters are full of detail regarding all aspects of his life, especially during the war years. There is extensive fan correspondence from 1959 to 1994.

Series IV. Career-Related and Personal Material contains articles about Uris, addresses, business and financial files, material on the 1976 presidential campaign of Henry "Scoop" Jackson, photographs and slides, scrapbooks, speeches, and travel brochures. The business and financial files, primarily Schlosberg's, include contracts, financial statements, rights, royalties, and taxes. The photographs and slides document Uris's personal and literary activities from 1927-1977. Two family albums cover the period 1927-1963. Production photographs from Battle Cry are present, as are numerous slides of Uris's vacation and research trips. The slides have been retained in their original boxes and cases, and are arranged in date order.

The scrapbooks range from general publicity to reviews of specific works such as Battle Cry, Angry Hills, Exodus, and QB VII. Also present are clippings and photographs covering the opening of Uris's book store, Exodus Books and Records, in Sherman Oaks, California, in 1960. In all, the scrapbooks thoroughly document Uris's life for nearly fifty years from 1944 to 1991. Due to their size, weight, and fragile condition, the scrapbooks will require special care in handling.

Throughout his career, Uris made numerous public speaking appearances, especially on behalf of Jewish causes. He was a frequent speaker on university campuses, and from 1989 to 1990 he toured the country on a lecture and fundraising circuit for Soviet Jewry. The speech drafts, arranged by date from 1959 to 1993, reflect this activity.

Works by others in this series include a 1954 diary kept by Uris's wife Betty, his father's memoirs, and a watercolor drawing by portrait artist Gordon Wetmore.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

Condition Note:

Due to their size, weight, and fragile condition, the scrapbooks in Series IV will require special care in handling.

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Separated Material

Books, personal effects such as awards, and sound recordings received with the papers were transferred to appropriate departments within the Ransom Center.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gifts, 1997, 2003-2004 (Gift nos. 10997 and 12292)

Processed by:

Katherine Haack, Hope Rider, and Liz Murray, 2005

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Container List

 

Series I. Works, ca. 1953-1999

Angry Hills (novel, 1955; film, 1959)
Novel
"Hellenic Interlude," early title
Box Folder
1 1-3 Original handwritten memoirs by Uris's uncle, Aron Yerushalmi (spelling of name varies)
4-5 Typescripts of ch. 1-12 of handwritten memoirs
6-8 Synopsis, two versions
9-12 Typescripts, early drafts and fragments, with publisher and agent correspondence, 1953
"Angry Hills," typescripts
Box Folder
2 1-2 First draft
3 Pp. 1-96
4 Ch. 5 to end
5 Parts 2-3
6 Research material, maps of Greece
Screenplay (MGM, 1959)
Box Folder
2 7 Sequence breakdown, "Uris's copy, 1/21/58"
8-9 First draft, corrected and uncorrected typescripts
Box Folder
3 1 Revision with correspondence, discarded pages, editor's criticisms, Uris notes
2 Draft with casting and Uris's notes
3 Corrected version, April 1958
4 Second draft, "temporary incomplete," April 10, 1958
Ari (Broadway musical based on Exodus, 1971)
Box Folder
3 5 Synopsis (early title "Exodus")
6-10 Early typescript drafts
Box Folder
4 1-7 Drafts, in collaboration with Judith Paige Mitchell (alternate titles include "Avidan")
8-10 Blended drafts, transition to collaboration with Walt Smith
Box Folder
5 1-2 Blended drafts, cont'd
3-9 Drafts, music by Walt Smith
Box Folder
6 1 Additional copies of various script pages
Revised scripts
Box Folder
6 2 Dec. 15, 1968
3 Undated
4-8 Duplicated scripts, Gaston and Goldberg production
Box Folder
7 1 Duplicated scripts, cont'd
2-7 Lyrics
8-9 Résumé of musical numbers
"Exodus--The Musical," post-Broadway, reworked with Walt Smith
Box Folder
7 10 Script
Box Folder
8 1-3 Scripts, cont'd
4 Lyrics
5 Correspondence, 1965-1972
* Poster (*removed to Oversize Folder 4)
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin (novel, 1964)
Novel
First draft
Box Folder
8 6-7 Part I
Box Folder
9 1 Part II
2-3 Part III
4-5 Part IV
Revised typescripts
Box Folder
9 6 Parts I-II
Box Folder
10 1-4 Parts I-II, cont'd
5-7 Part III
Box Folder
11 1-3 Part III, cont'd
4-5 Part IV
6 Reader's "general German report," with Uris's notations
7* Saturday Evening Post condensation, 1963 (*articles and excerpts removed to Oversize Box 186)
Research material
Box Folder
12 1-2 Berlin airlift, 1948-1949, two bound volumes
Box Folder
13 1* Brochures, maps of Berlin and Germany (*oversize newspapers and magazine, 1945-1947, removed to Oversize Box 186)
Screenplay
Box Folder
13 2 Schematic outline, notes, and fragments
3-6 Draft fragments
Box Folder
14 1 Draft fragments, cont'd
2 Chapter breakdown, Oct. 30, 1964
Rough draft revisions
Box Folder
14 3 First, Dec. 9, 1964
4 Second, nd
5 Third, Feb. 1965
6 Fourth, April 1965
7 First draft, MGM script, April 19, 1965
Battle Cry (novel, 1953; film, 1955)
Novel
Box Folder
15 1-5 Rough draft
Box Folder
16 1 Rough draft, cont'd
2-3 "Esprite d'corps Part 1"
4-5 Publisher's copy, with corrections
6-7 Final draft
Screenplay (Warner Brothers, 1955)
Box Folder
17 1-7 Drafts, 1953-1954
8 Correspondence, 1953-1955
"Big Country," screenplay
Box Folder
18 1-2 Incomplete early versions
3 First and second versions, May-June 1957
4 "Billy Mitchell," story outline, typescript, Oct. 1985
Exodus (novel, 1958; film, 1960)
Novel
Box Folder
18 5 Summary of chapters
Early typescript
Corrected
Box Folder
18 6-7 Part I
8 Part II
Box Folder
19 1-2 Part III
3 Part V
Carbon, uncorrected
Box Folder
19 4-5 Part I
6 Part II
Box Folder
20 1-2 Part III
3 Part IV-V
Later typescript
Box Folder
20 4-6 Book I
Box Folder
21 1-2 Book II
3-4 Book III
5-6 Book IV
7 Book V; discarded pages
Box Folder
22 1-8 Israel copy, carbon
Final, Doubleday & Co.
Box Folder
23 1-4 Vol. 1
5-8 Vol. 2
Box Folder
24 1-4 Vol. 3
* Final galley proofs (*removed to Galley Folders)
* Illustrations by John Groth for 1962 Doubleday edition (*removed to Oversize Folder 1)
5* Excerpts in The Day-Jewish Journal, 1959 (*oversize newspaper and magazine excerpts removed to Oversize Boxes 187-189)
6-7* Research material (*oversize newspapers and magazines removed to Oversize Box 190 and Oversize Folder 2)
Box Folder
25 1-3 Research material, cont'd
4 Articles about
Correspondence
Box Folder
25 5 Sher, Daniel, July 16, 1956
6 Uris, Leon, cables to newspapers re Suez-Sinai war, Oct. 1956
7 Promotional material
Screenplay (United Artists, 1960)
Box Folder
26 1-2 Incomplete typescript
3 "Slide numbering"
4 "Step sheets"
5 Promotional material
Exodus Revisited (non-fiction, 1959)
Box Folder
26 6-8 Early typescript
9-10 Early typescript, with corrections
Box Folder
27 1-3 Setting copy
* Galley corrections (*removed to Galley Folder)
4-5 Page proofs
6 Look magazine article reprints, Nov. 24, 1959
7 "The Exodus 1947 Project," documentary film proposal, 1993
8 "The Fourth Horseman," corrected playscript
God in Ruins (novel, 1999)
Proposals for a novel, June 1996
Box Folder
27 9 "Epiphany--Hail to the Chief"
10 "Hail to the Chief"
Box Folder
28 1-3 "Opus XII"
4 "Twenty-twenty"
Typescript drafts
Box Folder
28 5-6 1st and 2nd, incomplete
Box Folder
29 1-2 1st and 2nd, cont'd
3-6 Rough drafts, incomplete
Box Folder
30 1-7 Rough drafts, cont'd
Box Folder
31 1-4 Part one
5-7 Part two
Box Folder
32 1-11 Chapter drafts, incomplete set
Box Folder
33 1-7 Chapter drafts, cont'd
Box
34-35 1998, ca. Feb.
Box Folder
36 1-3 "Old and diminished"
4-6 1998, July-Sept.
Box Folder
37 1 "Chapter breakdowns/notes," list of characters Sept. 30, 1998
2 Researcher's copy, through p.158
3 Cover art
Research material
Box Folder
37 4 Partial list of research materials and sources
5-7* Articles, general (*oversize material removed to Box 191)
Subject files
Box Folder
38 1 Anti-defamation
2 ATF strategic plan, 1997
3 Colorado
4-5 Computer technology
Box Folder
39 1 Denver Convention Center
2 Elders of Zion
3 Farrakhan, Louis
4-6 Gun control, gun laws, etc.
7 Hate groups
8-9 Internet
Box Folder
40 1 "Jew's Lies"
2-3 "Jews," "Luther," 1994-1997
4-5* Kennedy assassination (*oversize material removed to Box 191)
6 Klanwatch, militia
Box Folder
41 1 Militia, white supremacist literature
2 NAACP in prisons
3-4 National Rifle Association publications
5 Osprey/SCARAB, helicopters and weaponry
6 Paladin Press
Box Folder
42 1 Quinn platform and presidency, ch. 38
2 Religious right
3-6 Rhode Island, Providence and Newport
Box Folder
43 1 Science
2-3 Scouts and scouting
4 Soldier of Fortune magazines
5 Southern Poverty Law Center
6 Terrorism and other articles
7 Virginia Historical Society, printed materials
8 Weapons
Box Folder
44 1 "The Great Mr. Casey," early play, handwritten and typescript drafts
2-4 "The Gringo" (also titled "The Wind That Swept Mexico") background synopsis of screenplay, Aug. 1964
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (film, Paramount, 1957)
Box Folder
45 1 Background sketch of setting and characters
Screenplay drafts
Box Folder
45 2 "1st temporary yellow" draft, Feb. 1955
3 Typescript with corrections, Sept.-Oct. 1955
4-5 "Corrections to typescript from editors," and draft fragments, Dec. 1955
6 "1955 version"
7 "3rd temporary yellow with Wallis' notes," Feb. 1956
* Map of Tombstone, Arizona (*hand-drawn and notated map removed to Oversize Folder 2)
8 Score, "The Ballad of Boot Hill"
9 Article re western film genre
The Haj (novel, 1984)
Box Folder
46 1-2 Corrected typescript, "false start" (titled "Beirut")
Part 1
Box Folder
46 3-4 Rough draft, restarted April 1982 (various titles)
5 Corrected typescript, second draft? (titled "Ismael")
6 Uncorrected typescript
Box Folder
47 1 Uncorrected typescript, cont'd
2 Photocopy of early uncorrected draft
3 Corrected typescript with reader's or editor's comments
Part 2
Box Folder
47 4 Rough drafts, finished Jan. 3, 1983
5 Uncorrected typescript
Box Folder
48 1 Lightly corrected photocopy typescript
2 Corrected typescript with reader's or editor's comments
3-5 Parts 3-5, corrected typescript
Box Folder
49 1-3 Parts 3-4, rough drafts, 2nd draft finished Aug. 1, 1983
4-6 Part 5, Corrected typescripts with reader's or editor's notes
Box Folder
50 1 New ending, corrected typescript
2 Draft of alternate ending
3 Jacket copy
4 Research material
Ireland: A Terrible Beauty (non-fiction, 1975), photographs by Jill Uris
Box Folder
50 5 Outline of book concept
Typescript drafts
Box Folder
50 6-12 Book I
13 Book II
Box Folder
51 1-4 Book II, cont'd
5 Discarded pages
* Page layout (*removed to Oversize Box 192)
6 Published version, lightly annotated
* 1980 calendar, commentary by Uris, photographs by Jill Uris (*removed to Oversize Box 192)
7 Reviews
8 Schedule for authors' promotional tours
Jerusalem: Song of Songs (non-fiction, 1981), photographs by Jill Uris
Typescript drafts
Box Folder
51 9 Corrected
Box Folder
52 1 Corrected, cont'd
2-3 Uncorrected
4 Partial
5-6 Photo captions
* Photographic production material, Kingsport Press (*removed to Oversize Box 193)
Research material
Box Folder
52 7 Armenians
8 Christ to Caliph Omar
Box Folder
53 1-4* Chronologies, 5000BC-1978AD (*oversize removed to Oversize Folder 5)
5-6 Contemporary material on Jerusalem
7 Crusades
8 David
9 Divided Kingdom
10 Encyclopedia Judaica, notes
11 Exile and return
12-13 Herod
Box Folder
54 1 Holy Sepulchre
2 Israel, pamphlets and brochures
3 Israelites lifestyle up to Solomon's reign
Jerusalem
Box Folder
54 4 Archeology
5 Geography
6 Miscellany
7 Jewish quarter excavations
8 Josephus, Joshua, Judah
9 Judges
10 Maps of Jerusalem, ancient
Box Folder
55 1-2 Maps of Jerusalem, ancient, cont'd
3 Marcus Antonius
4 Masada, Mishnah and Talmud, Moses
5 Moslems in Jerusalem
6 Museums
7 Nemiah to destruction of second temple
8 "Notes to David, used"
9 Ottoman Empire
10 Pagels, Gnostic gospels
Box Folder
56 1-2 Prophets
3 Russians
4 Solomon
5-6 Temple mount
7-11 Various subjects
Mila 18 (novel, 1960)
Novel
Box Folder
57 1-5 First draft
6 Drafts, various
Box Folder
58 1-5 Drafts, cont'd
6 Reading, typescript
7-8* Research material, including photographs of the Warsaw ghetto (*maps and chronology of events removed to Oversize Folder 6)
* Final galley proof and Foundry proof (*removed to Galley Files)
Box Folder
59 1-7 Serialization, The Day-Jewish Journal, 1961-1962
Box Folder
60 1 Serialization, cont'd
Screenplay
Box Folder
60 2-7 Drafts, from Feb. 1966
Box Folder
61 1-8 Drafts, cont'd
Box Folder
62 1-6 Drafts, revised through Aug. 16, 1985
7 Schedule of shooting days; proposed cast list
Correspondence (Schlosberg)
Box Folder
63 1 1967-1979, translation rights, television and film production
2-3 1981-1987, film negotiation
Mitla Pass (novel, 1988)
Box Folder
63 4-6 Early drafts
Box Folder
64 1-2 Early drafts, cont'd
3-4 Revised draft, with notes interleaved
5 Setting copy
Box Folder
65 1-3 Setting copy, cont'd
4-5 Galleys, with author's corrections
Box Folder
66 1-3 Galleys, with printer's marks
4 Dust jackets
QB VII (novel, 1970)
Box Folder
66 5-6 Corrected typescript
Box Folder
67 1-5 Carbon typescripts
6-7 Incomplete drafts
Box Folder
68 1-2 Part III, corrected
3-5 Setting copy, April 1970
6 Excerpts in Current Law Journal, Malaysia, Sept. 1989
* Poster (*removed to Oversize Folder 4)
Research material
Box Folder
69 1 Handwritten notes and research questions
2-6 British court system, libel problems, human experimentation, the SS, and war crimes
Dering vs. Uris, trial transcripts, April-May 1964
Box Folder
69 7 Vol. 1, bound
Box Folder
70 1-2 Vol. 2-3, bound
Box Folder
71 1-5 Unbound trial transcripts
Box Folder
72 1 Dering's answers to interrogatories
2-3 Correspondence (Schlosberg), including trial material
4-8 Clippings, television adaptation, ABC-TV, 1974
* Radio scripts (*scripts in bound volume, removed to Oversize Box 192)
"Edward G. Robinson Presents Israel," nd
Presentation for Israel Bonds based on Exodus, adapted by Sholom Rubinstein, Oct. 1959
"Rebel Troop," screenplay
Box Folder
73 1-3 Uris typescript draft
4-5 Revised second draft by Nathan Douglas, Harold J. Smith, and John Prebble, Universal City Studios, Aug. 1965
Redemption (novel, 1995)
Typescript drafts
Box Folder
73 6-7 Part I
8 Part II
Box Folder
74 1 Part II, cont'd
2-4 Revised draft
5 Outline, Parts III-IV
6-7 "First Interlude and Part IV"
Box Folder
75 1-2 "First Interlude," cont'd
3-5 Duplicate drafts
6 Production material
Research material
Box Folder
75 7-9 Correspondence, handwritten and typed notes
10 Gallipoli Peninsula
11 "Manual of Pack Transportation"
Box Folder
76 1 Medical-historical
2 Mules
3-4 New Zealand tourist information, maps
5 Winston Churchill, by Violet Bonham Carter, photocopy
6 The World Crisis: 1911-1914, by Winston Churchill, photocopy
Box Folder
77 1-4 The World Crisis, cont'd
5-7 "Ringside," story outline and typescript drafts, Aug. 1954
Box Folder
78 1-6 "Tales of Forever Island," children's story, typescripts
Topaz (novel, 1967; film, 1969)
Novel
Box Folder
78 7-8 Typescript drafts
Box Folder
79 1-6 Typescript drafts, cont'd
Box Folder
80 1-4 Final typescript
5-6 Galley proofs
Box Folder
81 1-5 Galley proofs, cont'd
6 Page proofs
Box Folder
82 1-2 Page proofs, cont'd
3* Excerpts, in Lui, Dec. 1967 (*excerpts in various publications removed to Oversize Box 194)
4 Interview re writing of Topaz, Sept. 1968
5 Research material, maps and brochures
Box Folder
83 1-3 Research material, cont'd
DeVosjoli, Philippe, lawsuit
Box Folder
83 4-6 Depositions of DeVosjoli, Uris, Schlosberg, and others, 1969-1972
Box Folder
84 1-2 Depositions, cont'd
3-4 Trial documents and correspondence
5 Briefs, appellate court, 1973
Screenplay (Universal, 1969)
Box Folder
84 6-7 Narrative outlines, 1968
Box Folder
85 1-4 Drafts
5 Musical score
Trinity (novel, 1976)
Novel
Box Folder
85 6-9 "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost," typescript drafts (title evolves to "Trinity")
Box
86-99 "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost," cont'd
Box Folder
100 1-4 Chapter notes; fact checking
5* Cover artwork (*oversize removed to Box 195)
6 Excerpt in Mainliner, June 1976
7-11 Research material
Box Folder
101 1-2 Correspondence
* Posters (*removed to Oversize Folder 4)
3-4 Promotional itineraries for joint Ireland: A Terrible Beauty tour; launch party guest lists
5 Reviews
Screenplay
Box Folder
101 6-10 Typescript drafts, ca. 1976-1994
Box
102-113 Typescript drafts, cont'd
Box Folder
114 1 Typescript drafts, cont'd
Correspondence
Box Folder
114 2 1976, Video Program Services, Inc.
3-6 1977-1981, lawsuit, BMP Productions, Inc.
7 1987-1988, re film rights and joint venture agreement proposal
Writings, miscellaneous
Box Folder
114 8* Articles by Uris (*oversize bound volume removed to Oversize Box 192)
9 Plays (juvenilia), poems; includes published excerpts from letters to his father in Jewish Youth At War, photocopy, 1945

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Series II. General Research Materials

Box Folder
115 1-8* China, culture and politics (*oversize posters removed to Oversize Folder 4)
Ireland (correspondence scattered throughout)
Box Folder
116 1 Church and state
2 Constitution of Ireland
3 Devlin, Bernadette, articles on
4 Eire Nua, brochures
5 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast shipyards
Historical background
Box Folder
116 6 Chronologies, history of Ireland
7-8 Ireland, general social and economic history
Box Folder
117 1-3 Ireland, general, cont'd
Northern Ireland/Ulster
Box Folder
117 4 "Aspects of Irish Social History, 1750- 1800"
5 Belfast riots, 1857
6 British Army occupation
7 "Brutalities," including tribunals, torture, and internment
8 Civil Rights Association
9 Londonderry
Box Folder
118 1-4 Londonderry, cont'd
5 Loyalists and unionists
6 "Northern Ireland, 1921-1971"
Box Folder
119 1 "Northern Ireland, 1968-73: A Chronology of Events, Volume I, 1968-1971"
2-6 Paisley, Ian, works by and about
* Pepper, John (*photocopies of Pepper's columns in the Belfast Telegraph, 1965-1972, removed to Oversize Box 195)
Box Folder
120 1 Public Record Office documents
2-6* Publications, general re Ulster (*oversize material removed to Box 196)
Box Folder
121 1-6 Publications, general re Ulster
Box Folder
122 1 Publications, general, cont'd
2 "Royal Ulster Rifles"
3 "Ulster Year Book 1973"
4 Immigration, notes on
5 Irish American Cultural Institute
6-7 Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Box Folder
123 1 Itinerancy
2 MacBride, Maud Gonne and Sean MacBride
3 Maynooth College Calendar, 1971-1972
4-5 Medical research, Geoffrey Dean
6 Military: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Irish Rangers
7 Orange Order
Print material
Box Folder
123 8-9* Clippings, ca. 1971-72 from various sources including The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times (*newspapers, An Phoblacht, Hibernia, The United Irishman, and others, 1960, 1968-1975, removed to Oversize Boxes 197-200 and Oversize Folder 3)
Box Folder
124 1-9 Clippings, cont'd
Journals and magazines, 1971-1975
Box Folder
125 1 Aquarius (formerly Everyman)
2-4 Eire-Ireland
Box Folder
126 1 Fortnight; Ireland of the Welcomes
2 Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society; Ms.; New York
3 Profile
4 Stream and Field; This Week; The Twelfth
5 Ulster Annual, 1972; Ulster Commentary; The Veteran
6-7 Profiles, including Desmond Boal, Michael Collins, Cardinal William Conway, William Craig, Brian Friel, John Healy, John Hume, Lord Killanin, Grace O'Malley, Charles Stuart Parnell, Patrick Pearse, and others
Tourism, brochures
Box Folder
127 1-2 Accommodations
3 Outdoor activities and sports
Regional
Box Folder
127 4-5 Cork
6 Donegal
7 Dublin
Box Folder
128 1-3 Dublin, cont'd
4 Galway
5-7 Ireland, general
Box Folder
129 1-3 Ireland, general, cont'd
4 Kerry
5 Kilkenny, Limerick
6 Mayo
Box Folder
130 1-3 Northern Ireland, Londonderry
4 Tipperary
5 Waterford
6 Wexford and Wicklow
7-8 Transportation; boat, bus, caravan, train
* Williams, T. Desmond. "Secret Societies in Ireland" (*removed to Galley File)
Box Folder
131 1* Middle East, 1967-1997 (*maps removed to Oversize Folder 6)
2-4 New York City, Statue of Liberty
Box Folder
132 1-7 New York City, cont'd
* South Pacific and Tahiti (*Holiday magazines removed to Oversize Box 201)
8 Miscellaneous clippings and print material

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Series III. Correspondence, 1939-1995

Box Folder
133 1 Alterman, Bob, 1968-1981
2 Blitzer, Wolf, 1982-1983
3 Christmas cards and list, 1987, 1993
4 Christmas charter, re Bahama yacht trip, 1990
5-11 Contributions, charitable, 1990-1995
Box Folder
134 1 Curtis Brown, Ltd. (Schlosberg), 1980-1989
Divorce (Jill Peabody), 1990
Box Folder
134 2-3 Disbursement reports, 1988-1989
4 House sale, 1988-1990
5-6 Peabody, Jill, correspondence, 1988-1990
7-8 Schlosberg, Herbert H., Uris divorce matters, 1989
Box Folder
135 1 Shelter Island house, lease, 1988
2 South Park Tower, residence
3-5 Uris dissolution, general, 1988-1990
Doubleday
Box Folder
135 6-7 1957-1965
8 1975-1977
Box Folder
136 1-3 1978-1990
4 1990, "D-day schedule," re books and finances
Family (primarily Uris outgoing)
Box Folder
136 5-7 Abrams, Anna, 1939-1970, with letters from Esther ("Essie") Uris
Kofsky, Esther Uris ("Essie," Mrs. Harry Kofsky)
Box Folder
136 8 1942
9 1943
Box Folder
137 1-2 1944
3 1945
4 1946-1953
5 Undated
6 Uris, Karen to her father, Aug. 3, 1994
Uris, Wolf William
Box Folder
137 7 1955-1956
8 1957-1961
9 1962-1963
10 1964-1966
11 1967-1968
Box Folder
138 1 1969-1974
2 1975-1981
Fans
Box Folder
138 3-7 1959-1961, Exodus
Box Folder
139 1-3 1961-1962, mostly Exodus
4-7 1964-1974
Box Folder
140 1-6 1964-1974, cont'd
Box Folder
141 1-5 1964-1974, cont'd
6-8 1975-1980
Box Folder
142 1-10 1975-1980, cont'd
Box Folder
143 1-6 1975-1980, cont'd
7-8 1990
Box Folder
144 1-4 1991-1993
5 1994
6-7 Friends, 1990s
Box Folder
145 1 Friends, 1990s, cont'd
2 Fun
3-5 General, 1956-1992
6 Hate file
Invitations and requests, rejected
Box Folder
145 7-9 1958-1984, Exodus
Box Folder
146 1-2 1958-1984, Exodus, cont'd
3-4 1974-1976
5 1977
6 1978
Box Folder
147 1 1978, cont'd
2 1979-1981
3 1990-1991
4-5 1993-1995
Box Folder
148 1 Jewish organizations, 1988-1990
2 John Hopkins Library, 1987-1988
3 Kinder Verlag (Schlosberg), 1961-1969
4 King David trimillenium, 1994
5 Klanwatch, legal action
6-7 "No answer," 1991-1995
"Nuts"
Box Folder
148 8 1962-1965
9-10 1967-1972
11-12 1976-1978
Box Folder
149 1 St. Barths, vacation, 1990
2-3 Soviet Jews, 1989-1990
4 Sharon, Ariel, notes and clippings
5 Thank you letters received, 1993-1995
6-7 Trip (Russia, Poland, Hungary), Oct. 1989
University of Colorado, Uris Collection
Box Folder
149 8 Correspondence, 1981-1990
9 Inventory of Uris book collection, ca. 1981
Box Folder
150 1-2 Inventory, with appraisal, 1986
3 Ralph G. Newman, Inc., appraiser, 1982-1986
4-7 Uris, Leon, letters dictated to his secretary, written in speedwriting shorthand, 1974-1976
Box Folder
151 1-6 Uris, Leon, letters dictated, cont'd

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Series IV. Career-Related and Personal Material

Box Folder
152 1-3 About Uris
Addresses
Box Folder
152 4-5 Address book, old; change of address
6 COA cards, master list
7 "R/A" addresses, with some correspondence
Box Folder
153 1-3 "R/A" addresses, cont'd
4-5 "R/A" addresses, through 1993
Box Folder
154 1 "R/A" addresses, through 1993, cont'd
2 Printed address and phone list
3 Bantam loans, 1965-1976
4-5 Benedict, Frederick A., lawsuit, 1969-1970
Box Folder
155 1-2 Benedict, Frederick A., lawsuit, cont'd
3-4 Book catalogs, Judaica
Business and financial (Schlosberg)
Contracts
Angry Hills
Box Folder
155 5 1955-1986
6 Copyright renewal
7 Armageddon, 1964-1986
8 Battle Cry, 1952-1984
Box Folder
156 1 Correspondence, re contracts, 1955-1977
2-4 Doubleday, 1969-1988
5 Exodus, foreign, 1957-1987
6 The Haj, 1983-1987
7 Jerusalem: Song of Songs, 1980-1981
Mila 18
Box Folder
156 8 1959-1987
9-10 1984-1991, Paramount
Box Folder
157 1-3 Topaz, 1967-1990
4 Financial statements, 1959-1985
Insurance
Box Folder
157 5 Life, 1972-1981
6 Personal accident, 1979-1987
7 WGA claims, 1986-1988
8 Workmen's compensation, 1971-1988
9 Miscellaneous, 1972-1979
Rights
Box Folder
158 1 Mila 18
2 QB VII, foreign
3 Trinity, foreign
Royalties
Box Folder
158 4-6 The Angry Hills
7 Armageddon
8 Battle Cry
Box Folder
159 1 Battle Cry, cont'd
Exodus
Box Folder
159 2-3 Distribution, film, 1961-1990
4-5 Foreign
6 MGM
7 Mila 18
Box Folder
160 1 Mila 18, cont'd
2 QB VII
3 Topaz
Taxes
Box Folder
160 4-6 1988
7 1989
* Calendars, 1962, 1988, and 1990, with notations (*removed to Oversize Box 192)
Jackson, Henry M., 1976 presidential campaign
Box Folder
160 8-9 Biographical materials, fact sheets, publicity, photographs, ephemera
10 Miscellaneous letters re Jackson campaign
Box Folder
161 1 "News from Senator Henry M. Jackson," press releases
2-3 Notes for Uris speeches in support of Jackson
4 Notes re Jackson campaign and itinerary
5-6 Medical
7 Operating manuals, household equipment
Photographic images
Photographs
Box Folder
161 8-9 Battle Cry, film, 1954-1955
* El Blatt, Abdullah, inscribed to Uris (*removed to Oversize Box 202)
Box Folder
162 1 Exodus Books and Records book store, 1960-1961
2 "Exodus Medal," Mexico, 1967
Family
Box Folder
162 * 1927-1964 (*album removed to Oversize Box 203)
* 1961-1963 (*album removed to Oversize Box 202)
3* ca. 1960s (*oversize photographs of Karen Uris removed to Box 202)
4 Friends
5-8 Personal and career-related, 1954-1960, includes Battle Cry
Travel photographs
Box Folder
162 9-10 New York City
Box Folder
163 1-2 USSR, summer 1961?
3 Yafa and Shifra, Israel, July 1967
* University of California at Santa Clara, June 1977, honorary degree (*removed to Oversize Box 204)
* Slides (*research/travel slides removed to oversize slide cases, Boxes 205-212)
4 1954
5 1955, family
6 1955-1956
7 1958
8-9 1959
10 1961
11 1961, Germany & USSR
Box Folder
164 1 1962
2 1963-1965
3-5 1964, Mexico
6 1964-1966
7 1971, New Zealand
8 nd, Europe
Scrapbooks
Box
OS 165 1944-1946
Box
OS 166 1953, Battle Cry
Box
OS 167 1953-1955, Battle Cry, Angry Hills
Box
OS 168 1955-1956, Battle Cry, Israel, Exodus
Box
OS 169 1958-1960, Exodus
Box
OS 170 1959, Exodus
Box
OS 171 Exodus promotional material
Clippings, general
Box
OS 172 1960-1962
Box
OS 173 1960-1970
Box
OS 174 1964-1976
Box
OS 175 1970-1974, QB VII
Box
OS 176 1972-1979
Box
OS 177 1975-1980 (with Jill Peabody, Ireland, etc.)
Box
OS 178 1976-1981
Box
OS 179 1988-1989
Box
OS 180 1989-1991
Shelter Island house
Box Folder
181 1* Remodeling project (*blueprints and drawings removed to Oversize Folder 3)
2 Stationery
Speeches
Box Folder
181 3 1959, "The Faith You Have Kept," 22nd UJA Annual National Conference
4 1960, Hank Greenspun testimonial dinner
4 1967, Mesa College, Lowell Heiney Library dedication
5 1978, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, G. Harry Pouder lecture
5 1980, Wittenberg University, commencement address, Springfield, Ohio
6 1981, UJA tour; Scopus Award acceptance with Jill Uris
6 1984, Mesa College seminar
7 1985, Lincoln College, commencement address
7 1986, Speech to Jewish Book Fairs
7 1987, Speech to Denver periodontists
1988
Box Folder
181 7 "The Rising of the Warsaw Ghetto," with Jill Uris, Vancouver; speeches to University of Judaic Studies
8 The New York Times Literary Luncheon
9 Smithsonian Institute
Box Folder
182 1 Tarawa Memorial dedication, Long Beach; Miami and Detroit Book Fairs
2 1989, San Francisco, Memphis, Chicago, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Allenton
1990
3 Emanuel Foundation for Hungarian Culture, Hotel Pierre; Montclair, New Jersey; Mexico speech
4 Jewish Federation, Baltimore; Montreal Combined Jewish Appeal; Temple Beth El, Patchogue
5 Jewish Federation, Detroit; Israel Bonds Dinner; Brevard County, Florida; UJA, Cedarhurst, Long Island; Fort Lauderdale; Boston
Box Folder
183 1 1991, Temple Beth Shalom, Jacksonville, Florida; Hartford
2 1993, Yom Hashoah, Los Angeles; programs for "Havdalah with the President," Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.
3 nd, various speech drafts
4 Survivors of the Shoah, Visual History Foundation, information and clippings
Travel
Box Folder
183 5 Brochures, general
6 Afghanistan
7-8 Austria
9 Eastern Europe
Box Folder
184 1 England
2 France
3 Netherlands, The
4 Pakistan
5 Sweden, Stockholm telephone directory, 1971
Box Folder
185 1 Sweden, cont'd
2 United States
3 Uris, Betty, 1954 diary, with letter to parents, May 28, 1954
4-5 Uris, Wolf William, memoirs
6 Welage, B. Patrick. "Gay Spirituality: From Freud to the Millennium," master's thesis, 1999
7 Wetmore, Gordon, watercolor drawing of Uris
Box
186-212 Oversize Boxes

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