University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Russell Banks:

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



Creator: Banks, Russell, 1940-
Title: Russell Banks Papers
Dates: 1960s-2001
Abstract: The literary papers of American writer Russell Banks span a forty-year career from the early 1960s to 2001. The collection includes material for his novels and collected short stories, from notes and drafts of works to publication material and reviews. Also present are shorter works, such as articles and essays, introductions, plays, poems, reviews, and short stories. The papers contain extensive correspondence, as well as articles about Banks, biographical information, diary notes, contracts, published material, and works by others.
Extent: 73 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 19 serial boxes, 2 galley files (38.22 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

The literary papers of American writer Russell Banks span a forty-year career from the early 1960s to 2001. The collection includes material for his novels and collected short stories, from notes and drafts of works to publication material and reviews. Also present are shorter works, such as articles and essays, introductions, plays, poems, reviews, and short stories. The papers contain extensive correspondence, as well as articles about Banks, biographical information, diary notes, contracts, published material, and works by others.

The papers are arranged in four series: I. Works; II. Correspondence; III. Other Papers; and IV. Published Material.

Series I is comprised of book-length works, in Subseries A, while shorter works are found in Subseries B. This material is arranged alphabetically by title. Banks's published novels include Affliction, The Book of Jamaica, Cloudsplitter, Continental Drift, Family Life, Hamilton Stark, The Relation of My Imprisonment, Rule of the Bone, and The Sweet Hereafter. Also present are typescript drafts of Banks's unpublished first novel, The Locus. Two of his novels were subsequently adapted to the screen in 1997: Affliction, directed by Paul Schrader, and The Sweet Hereafter, directed by Atom Egoyan. Short story collections include The Angel on the Roof, The New World, Searching for Survivors, Success Stories, and Trailerpark. Also present are text and photographs for The Invisible Stranger, a collaboration with photographer Arturo Patten.

The shorter works in Subseries B include articles for magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, The New Republic, Vanity Fair, and The Atlantic. Article topics cover a wide range of people and places from the Adirondacks, Edinburgh, Seychelles, and the Everglades to Eudora Welty, Billie Holiday, Paul Strand, and Raymond Carver. Banks wrote introductions to works by Nelson Algren, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frank O'Connor, Michael Rumaker, and Mark Twain. Plays, poems, research material for various projects, reviews, and short stories are also included in this subseries.

The correspondence in Series II is organized in three subseries: A. Chronological; B. Individual Correspondents; and C. Career-Related. While Banks kept his correspondence primarily in date order, frequent correspondents were identified separately and housed apart from the chronological files, although there is some crossover between the two. Letters from Bill Corbett, Clarence Major, William Matthews, Joyce Carol Oates, Leon Rooke, Charles Simic, Jonathan Williams, and Arthur Yanoff are particularly numerous. The career-related files found in Subseries C reflect Banks's involvement with the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, the Princeton Writing Program, and the publications Lillabulero and Ploughshares. Files relating to academic appointments, publishing, requests for literary engagements, editorial and writing projects, and readings are also found in this subseries.

The material in Series III Other Papers provides additional information about Banks in the form of articles about him, an autobiographical piece for Contemporary Authors, and a diary written between September 1978 and March 1984. Publishing contracts, interviews, and works by Jane Anderson, Ray Buck, and Brad Mirman are also present.

Numerous articles by and about Banks, excerpts from novels, interviews, reviews, and stories published in literary and popular magazines are found in Series IV Published Material. This material is arranged alphabetically by the title of the periodical, and indexed by title in the Index to Published Material. In cases where both a manuscript and published version exist for the same work, the published version is filed with the manuscript.

The material is in good condition, except for several items in the Hamilton Stark section that are mold-damaged.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research, except for original computer disks


Separated Material

Books, video tapes, and sound recordings received with the papers have been transferred to appropriate departments within the Ransom Center.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2002 (R15005 and R15098)

Processed by:

Liz Murray, 2003


Folder List

 

Series I. Works

Subseries A. Book-Length Works
Box Folder
1 Affliction, novel 1990 [earlier title "The Dead of Winter"]
1 Notes and chapter outlines
"The Dead of Winter"
2-5 Rough draft
6 Corrected typescript
7-8 Second draft
9 Second to third draft
Box Folder
2 1 Second to third draft, cont'd
2-4 Working manuscript
5 Epilogue drafts
6 Research material
Box Folder
3 1-2 Research material, cont'd
3-4 Reviews and publicity
Screenplay
Script by Paul Schrader
5 First draft, Dec. 1991
6 Draft revision, Jan. 1997
7 Contracts
8 Correspondence
9 Distribution
10 Filming schedule
11 Photographs, on location; publicity
Box Folder
4 1 Promotion, tours, screenings, and correspondence, for book and film
2-3 Reviews
4 Screening notes
The Angel on the Roof, short stories, 2000
5 Note cards with story titles
Annotated selections
6 "The New World"
7 "Searching for Survivors"
8 "Success Stories"
9 "Trailerpark"
Box Folder
5 1 Uncorrected proofs
2 Prepublication printing of "Djinn," two copies
The Book of Jamaica, novel, 1980
3 Handwritten diary, Dec. 1975-May 1978
4 Notes
5 "Captain Blood," with synopsis drafts and correspondence
6 "Accompong"
7 "Obi"
Box Folder
6 1 "Dread"
2-3 Setting copy
4-5 Master proof
Box Folder
7 1 Uncorrected page proof
2-3 Research material
4 Reviews
Cloudsplitter, novel, 1998
5 Handwritten drafts, chapters 21 and 24
6-7 Rough draft
Box Folder
8 1-3 Rough draft, cont'd
4-5 Edited typescript
Box Folder
9 1-2 Edited typescript, cont'd
3-5 First pass proofs, edited
Box Folder
10 1 First pass proofs, edited, cont'd
2-4 "Timbuktu" section, not published
5 Research material
Box Folder
11 1-6 Research material, cont'd
Box Folder
12 1 Awards
2 Book tour
Correspondence
3 Cover design
4 Editorial
5 Production
6 Publication material
Reviews
7 Foreign, general
8 France
9 U.S.
Box Folder
13 Continental Drift, novel, 1985 [earlier title "The Trade"]
"The Trade"
1 Handwritten notes and typescript outline
2 Part one, handwritten draft
3-5 Rough draft, corrected typescript
6 "Selling Out" section
7 Partial corrected typescript
Box Folder
14 1-3 Revised first draft
4-5 Working manuscript I
6 Corrected typescript
Box Folder
15 1-2 Corrected typescript, cont'd
3-5 Setting copy
Box Folder
16 Page proofs, master set
1-2 First pass
3-4 Second pass
5 Publicity and correspondence
6 Research material
Box Folder
17 1-4 Research material, cont'd
5-7 Reviews
8 Screenplay
Box Folder
18 1 Screenplay, copy 2
Family Life, novel, 1975; revised edition, 1988
2-3 Typescript drafts
Page proofs
4 Corrected
5 Uncorrected
6 Correspondence
7 Sun and Moon Press agreement, publicity, reviews
Hamilton Stark, novel, 1978
8 Notes, synopsis, and typescript draft of "The Plumber"
Box Folder
19 1 Corrected typescript with handwritten notebook of additions, revisions, and deletions; handwritten draft of chapters 9-11
2-4 Revised typescript
Galleys [removed to galley file]
5 Setting copy
Box Folder
20 1 Setting copy, cont'd
2 Edited pages and correspondence from editor
3 Photographic illustrations for book
4 Editorial correspondence, Houghton Mifflin
5 Publicity and reviews
The Invisible Stranger, 1999, with Arturo Patten
6 Text and publication material
7-8 Photographs for the book
9 Patten--conference in Rome, 1998
Box Folder
21 1-2 The Locus, unpublished first novel, early 1970s, typescripts
The New World, short stories, 1978
3-4 Uncorrected typescript
5-6 Revised typescript
Stories, with published versions
7 "About the Late Zimma (Penny) Cate"
8 "The Cruller"
9 "The Custodian"
Box Folder
22 1 "Darlene and the Stag"
2 "The Hegira of Lyman Burdette"
3 "Indisposed"
4 "The New World"
5 "The Perfect Couple"
6 "Purgatory"
7 "The Rise of the Middle Class"
8 "A Sentimental Education"
9 "Six Preliminary Revisions of The Cougar Book"
10 Reviews
The Relation of My Imprisonment, novel, 1984
11 Typescript, May 1977
Box Folder
23 1 Corrected typescript
2 Incomplete typescript, photocopy
3 Correspondence
4 Reviews
Rule of the Bone, novel, 1995
5-6 Uncorrected typescript
7 "Presumed Dead," for Ontario Review
8 "School Days," chapter 9
9 Correspondence
Box Folder
24 Reviews
1 England, Ireland, Scotland
2 Foreign, various countries
3 France
4 Germany
5 U.S., with correspondence
Searching for Survivors, short stories, 1975
6 Corrected typescript
7-8 Setting copy
Box Folder
25 1 Uncorrected galley proofs, Oct. 1974
2 Reviews
Success Stories, short stories, 1986
3 Typescript, lightly corrected
4-5 Copy edited setting copy
6 Uncorrected proof, author's reading copy with annotations
Stories, with published versions
7 "Adultery"
Box Folder
26 1 "Captions"
2 "Children's Story"
3 "Firewood"
4 "The Fish"
5 "The Gully"
6 "Hostage"
7-8 "Mistake"
Box Folder
27 1 "My Mother's Memoirs, My Father's Lie, and Other True Stories"
2 "Queen for a Day"
3-4 "Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story"
5 "Success Story"
6-7 Reviews
The Sweet Hereafter, novel, 1991
8 Typescript
Box Folder
28 1 Typescript, cont'd
2-5 Typescript drafts
6-7 Non-final manuscript
Box Folder
29 1-2 Author's working manuscript
3 Research material
4-7 Pre-trial examinations, transcripts
8 Reviews
9 Screenplay by Atom Egoyan
Box Folder
30 Correspondence
1 HarperCollins
2 Film production and contracts
3 Film festivals and screenings
4-5 Publicity
Trailerpark, short stories, 1981
6 Notes and research material
7 Setting copy
Box Folder
31 1 Setting copy, cont'd
2 Uncorrected proofs
3 Corrected galleys
Stories, handwritten and typescript drafts
4 "The Burden"
5 "Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat"
6 "The Child Screams and Looks Back at You "
7 "Cleaving, and Other Needs"
8 "Comfort"
9 "Dis Boy, Him Gwan"
10 "The Fisherman"
11 "God's Country"
12 "The Guinea Pig Lady"
Box Folder
32 1 "Politics"
2 "Principles"
3 "The Right Way"
4 "What Noni Hubner Did Not Tell the Police about Jesus"
5 Correspondence
6 Reviews
Subseries B. Shorter Works
Articles and essays
7 "Appointment in Florida," St. Petersburg Times, Spring 1992
8 "Bambi: A Boy's Story," typescript, galleys, correspondence with Viking Penguin, 1991
9-12 "Bernard Sanders: The Socialist Mayor of Burlington, Vermont," corrected typescript and research material, The New York Times, 1985-86
Box Folder
33 1-3 "Caribbean Compass," Condé Nast Traveler, 1989, drafts and correspondence
4 "The Devil and Robert Johnson,"The New Republic, April 1991
5 "Eudora Welty's 'No Place for You, My Love,'" Spellbound anthology, 1993
Box Folder
34 1 "Innocent Abroad: Edinburgh,"Condé Nast Traveler, 1990
2-3 "The Last Birds of Paradise," on Seychelles, Condé Nast Traveler, 1991
4 "The Myth of Billie Holiday," Transition, 1992
5 "New York City, Friday, 29 April 1994," Le Nouvel Observateur
6 Paul Strand essay, Aperture, 1991
7-8 "Pilgrim's Regress: The Return of the Chapel Hill Three Hundred," Vanity Fair, 1986
Box Folder
35 1 "Pilgrim's Regress," cont'd
2 "A Place between Places," on the Adirondacks, Natural History, May 1992
3-5 "Primal Dreams," on the Everglades, Condé Nast Traveler, Sept. 1994
6 "R (& I)," Antaeus, 1994
7 "Raymond Carver: Our Stephen Crane,"The Atlantic, Aug. 1991
8 "Red, White, Blue, Yellow," The New York Times, Feb. 26, 1991
9 "The Voice of History in Fiction," typescripts and notes
Box Folder
36 Introductions
1 Algren, Nelson. "A Walk on the Wild Side," Thunder's Mouth Press, 1990
2 The Brick Reader, Coach House Press, proposed publication 1991
3 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "Scarlet Letter," The Folio Society, 1992
4 O'Connor, Frank. "The Lonely Voice," Harper Colophon Books, 1985
5 "On Michael Stephens," introduction to Stephens's "Everlast" in Hot type: America's most celebrated writers introduce the next word in contemporary fiction, Collier Books, 1988
6 Pushcart Prize XV introduction, 1990
7 Rumaker, Michael. "Gringos, and other stories," North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1991
8 Twain, Mark. "A Tramp Abroad," Oxford University Press, 1996; with RB article "How a Clergyman from Hartford Freed Huckleberry Finn," The New York Times Book Review, 1995
9 NPR chain novel, chapter 6, corrected typescripts, 1987
Plays
10 "Every Single Thing That Didn't Make Me Happy," one act play, typescript,
11 "The Steel Trap or White Folks Sho' is Crazy," theater piece for McCarter Theatre's Winter Tales '94; with correspondence, program, and reviews
12 Untitled play, with Kathy Fehl, on Kerouac
Box Folder
37 Poems, collected
1 The Crossing Back
2 "The Loyalty Oath," in Granite, Autumn 1972-73
3 Snow: Meditations of a Cautious Man in Winter, 1974
4 Waiting to Freeze, 1969
5-6 Poems, uncollected, typescript drafts
Research material
7 Castro, Fidel and Cuba
8 Cresson, Warder
9 Hawthorne, Nathaniel and Franklin Pierce
10 Manley, Michael and Jamaica
11 Shantytown
12 Story about the aged, 1984
13 Various topics
Box Folder
38 Reviews
1-2 Aldridge, John. "Talents and Technicians," The Atlantic, May 1992
3 Barich, Bill. "Hard to be God"
4 DeMarinis, Rick. "The Coming Triumph of the Free World," in The New York Times Book Review, Oct. 30, 1988
5 Kingsolver, Barbara. "Homeland and Other Stories," The New York Times Book Review, June 11, 1989
6 Rhodes, Richard. "A Hole in the World," The New York Times Book Review, Oct. 28, 1990
7 Rideau, Wilbert and Ron Wikberg. "Life Sentences," The New York Times Book Review, Aug. 30, 1992
8 Wolff, Tobias. "Back in the World," The New York Times Book Review, 1985
9 Various book reviews for The New York Times Book Review, 1980s
Short stories
10 "The Actor"
11 "Auto-Biography"
12 "The Bone Rules"
Box Folder
39 1 "Canadians"
2 "Crossing the Line"
3 "Going Home"; published as "I Am Lost in the Flow of Time"
4 "The Grin" (originally "Bingo")
5 "Homecoming"
6 "Just Don't Touch Anything"
7 Miami Vice, proposed stories for television series
Box Folder
40 1 "Prisoners"
2 "The Puritans"
3 "The Renunciation"
4 "That"
5 "Sighting the Bear"
6 "The Travel Writer"
7 "The Visitor"
8-9 "Xmas"



 

Series II. Correspondence

Subseries A. Chronological, 1963-2001
Box Folder
41 1 1963-1971
2-3 1972
4 1973
5-6 1974
Box Folder
42 1-3 1975
4-5 1976
6-7 1977
Box Folder
43 1-2 1978
3 1979
4-6 1980
7 1981
Box Folder
44 1-2 1981, cont'd
3-5 1982
Box Folder
45 1-3 1983
4-6 1984
Box Folder
46 1-4 1985
5 1986
Box Folder
47 1-4 1986, cont'd
5-6 1987
Box Folder
48 1-9 1987, cont'd
Box Folder
49 1-8 1988
Box Folder
50 1 1988, cont'd
2-9 1989
Box Folder
51 1-3 1989, cont'd
4 1990-92, undated
5-9 1990
Box Folder
52 1-7 1990, cont'd
8-9 1991
Box Folder
53 1-7 1990, cont'd
8 1992
Box Folder
54 1-9 1992, cont'd
Box Folder
55 1 1993-95, undated
2-6 1993
Box Folder
56 1-5 1994
Box Folder
57 1-5 1995
Box Folder
58 1-6 1996
7-9 1997
Box Folder
59 1-4 1997, cont'd
5-8 1998
Box Folder
60 1-2 1998
3 1999
4 2000-2001
5 undated
Subseries B. Individual Correspondents
6 Algren, Nelson
6 Arzande, Marie
6 Auster, Paul
7 Bass, Henry and Sue
7 Bell, Madison S.
8 Benedict, Pinckney and Laura
8 Blauner, Bob
8 Bonazzi, Bob
8 Busch, Frederick
Box Folder
61 1 Carrol, Michael (Ed White)
1 Casey, John
1 Conason, Leslie
2-4 Corbett, Bill
5 Creeley, Robert
6 Dafoe, Willem
7 Davis, Jay
7 Dawid, Annie
7 Dawson, Fielding
8 Delbanco, Nicholas
9 DeLillo, Don
9 Douglas, Josephine
9 Doyle, Roddy
9 Egoyan, Atom
10 Faggen, Robert
10 Fehl, Kathy
10 Frieberg, Camelia
Box Folder
62 1 Halliday, Mark
1 Hannigan, Paul
1 Harper, Michael
1 Harrison, Jim
2 Haxton, Josephine A. (Ellen Douglas)
2 Herling, Gustaw
2 Howard, Maureen
3 Keeley, Mike [Edmund]
3 Komunyakaa, Yusef
4 Krementz, Jill
5 Lee, Chang-rae
5 Leland, Christopher
5 Lopez, Berry
6-7 Major, Clarence
8 Matthews, Sebastian and Alison Climo
9-10 Matthews, William
Box Folder
63 1-7 Matthews, William (cont'd)
Box Folder
64 1-3 Matthews, William (cont'd)
4 McClatchy, J. D.
5 Metcalf, Paul
6 Monroe, Gary
7 Moody, Rick
7 Morgan, Robert
8 Morris, Mary
9-10 Oates, Joyce Carol
11 Ondaatje, Michael
Box Folder
65 1 Peck, Raoul
1 Patten, Arturo
2 Rabideau, Clyde, Jr.
2 Ravenel, Shannon
2 Reinharez, Isabelle
2 Rohrer, Matt
3 Rooke, Constance
4-5 Rooke, Leon
6 Roth, Henry H.
7-8 Simic, Charles
Box Folder
66 1 Stephens, Michael
1 Strausz, Ivan
2 Véa, Alfredo
3 Williams, C. K.
4-6 Williams, Jonathan
7-8 Yanoff, Arthur
Box Folder
67 1-2 Yanoff, Arthur, cont'd
Subseries C. Career-Related Correspondents
3 Academic
Agents and publishers
4 1960s
5 1970s
6 1980-1981, June
7 1981, July-Dec.
8 1982-84
Box Folder
68 1 1985-89
2 1990s
3 Barnes and Noble, 1995
4 Bellwether Prize: Barbara Kingsolver, Leigh Anne Couch, Ursula LeGuin, etc. 1998-99
5 Book withdrawals, letters to RB
6 "Brushes with Greatness" project, RB co-editor, 1988-89
7 Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1968-74
Box Folder
69 1 Film inquiries
2-3 Invitations to participate in readings, forums, etc., 1960s-1990s
4 Johnson, Charles; "Black Masters" project material, 1985
5 Levine, Ellen, U.S. agent, 1970-1983
6 Lillabulero
7 Ploughshares
8-9 Princeton Creative Writing Program
Box Folder
70 Readings
1 1990-93
2 1993, Quarterly Review of Literature
3 1993-94
4 1994-95
5 1995-96
6 1996-97
7-8 1997-98
Box Folder
71 Requests
1 Articles, essays, interviews, reviews
2 Judge, nominate, edit
3 Publisher's requests for RB's works
4 Student (high school) responses to "Rule of the Bone"
Submissions
5-6 Magazines and small presses
7-8 Publishers



 

Series III. Other Papers

Box Folder
72 1 Anderson, Jane. "The Hidden Room," teleplay based on RB's "Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story"
2-3 Articles about RB
4 Autobiography for Contemporary Authors
5 Buck, Ray. "Dark Horse," playscript, May 1968
6* Calendars [*oversize removed to Box 74]
Diary, handwritten notes
7 9/7/78-6/6/81
8 10/6/81-1/1/83
9 5/4/83-3/6/84
10 Drawings, RB and others
Box Folder
73 1-2 Contracts, 1983-1995
3 "How to Read: How to Write," speech on Gertrude Stein at Aspen Writers' Conference
Interviews
4 Willem Dafoe
5 George Myers Jr.; with article on RB
6 Kerry, John; 1972 Congressional campaign
7 Mirman, Brad. "Body of Evidence," screenplay, third draft
8 Review and exchange lists
9 Shapard, Robert and James Thomas, eds. "Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories," 1986
10 Story seminar, Univ. of Alabama, 1987
Box
74 Oversize
Box
75 Computer disks for various works, non-circulating



 

Series IV. Published Material

Box
76 The Abraxas--Autodafe
Box
77 Autodafe, cont'd
Box
78 Autodafe--Cambio
Box
79 Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature--Condé Nast Traveler
Box
80 Conjunctions--Esquire
Box
81 Esquire--Fiction International
Box
82 Fiction International--Gentlemen's Quarterly
Box
83 Granite--Lillabulero
Box
84 Lillabulero--Michigan Quarterly Review
Box
85 Mill Mountain Review--New American Review
Box
86 New American Review--The North American Review
Box
87 Ontario Review--Pebble
Box
88 PEN America--Ploughshares
Box
89 Ploughshares--Scenario
Box
90 Shenandoah--Sumac
Box
91 Sumac--Transatlantic Review
Box
92 Transition--United Artists
Box
93 The Village Voice--The Young Writer at Chapel Hill
Box
94 Japanese language journals



 Index to Published Material 

  • About the Late Zimma (Penny) Cate: Selections from Her Loving Husband's Memory Hoard. TriQuarterly, vol. 40, Fall 1977, p.178--Box 21.7
  • The Actor. The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, June 12, 1994, p.14--Box 38.10
  • The Adjutant Bird. Lillabulero, vol. 1, no. 4, Fall 1967, p.7--Box 74
  • Adultery. Mother Jones, vol. 11, no. 3, April-May 1986, p.29--Box 25.7
  • The Advertisement. Emerson Review, Winter 1975-76, p.65--Box 80
  • Affliction [excerpt]. Ontario Review, no. 31, Fall-Winter 1989-90, p.7--Box 87
  • Affliction [excerpt]. Fiction, vol. 9, no. 1, 1988, p.72--Box 81
  • Affliction [excerpt]. New Virginia Review, vol. 7, November 1989, p.130--Box 86
  • The Art of Fiction CLII. The Paris Review, vol. 40, no. 147, Summer 1998, p.50--Box 87
  • The Best Man. La Huerta, vol. 1, no. 1, 1971, np--Box 83
  • A Bidder in Plato's Cave. Yahoo!: Internet Life, vol. 7, no. 9, September 2001, p.133--Box 93
  • Birds, Water & the Sun; On Stumbling across Barnstead, New Hampshire, Where I was Raised. Latitudes, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1968, p.35--Box 83
  • Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat. Mississippi Review, vol. 10, no. 1, Spring/Summer 1981, p.42--Box 85
  • The Blizzard. The Boston Phoenix; Christmas Supplement, Dec. 10, 1974, p.23--Box 78
  • The Blizzard. Partisan Review, vol. 37, no. 4, 1970, p.530--Box 87
  • Bodies in the Basement. Brick; A Literary Journal, no. 65/66, Fall 2000, p.52--Box 78
  • Border Country [review of Louise Erdrich, The Beet Queen]. The Nation, vol. 243, no. 14, Nov. 1, 1986, p.460--Box 85
  • La Boussole de Russell Banks. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Automne 2000, p.93--Box 76
  • La Brújula de Russell Banks. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Otoño 2000, p.97--Box 76
  • The Burden. Ploughshares, vol. 7, no. 1, 1981, p.72--Box 88
  • A Bússola de Russell Banks. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Outono 2001, p.93--Box 77
  • La Bussola di Russell Banks. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Autunno 2000, p.91--Box 76
  • De Camino al Cine [on Jack Kerouac, 1922-1969]. Cambio, vol. 1, no. 4, July 2001, p.101--Box 78
  • The Candidates. The Abraxas/Five Anthology, James Bertolino, ed., 1972--Box 76
  • Captions/Announcing and Accounting for Another Happy Marriage. Sun & Moon, Nos. 6/7, 1978-79, Winter, p.27--Box 26.1
  • Caribbean Compass. Condé Nast Traveler, October 1989, p.124--Box 33.1
  • The Caul. Mississippi Review, vol. 7, no. 2, Spring 1978, p.129--Box 85
  • The Child Screams and Looks Back at You. Fiction, vol. 6, no. 3, 1981, p.196--Box 31.6
  • Children's Story. Quarterly West, no. 7, Autumn 1978, p.116--Box 26.2
  • Choking, p.54; and Order, p.57. Emerson Review, Winter 1971--Box 80
  • A Circle of Clowns. The Carolina Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 1, Fall 1965, p.65--Box 79
  • Coffee Break, 8 May 1967; The Exile; Of Adam, His Fall, & Certain Implications: A Love Poem. Folio, vol. 4, no. 1, March 1968, p. 38-39--Box 82
  • Collision. Latitudes, vol. 2, no. 2, 1968, p.2--Box 83
  • Coming of the Crow [poem]. The De Paul Literary Magazine, vol. 2, no. 1, Winter 1963, p.22--Box 80
  • The Conversion. Shenandoah, vol. 29, no. 1, Fall 1977, p.3--Box 90
  • Cow-Cow. Gentlemen's Quarterly, April 2000, p.148--Box 82
  • The Custodian. New Boston Review, vol. 2, no. 1, Summer 1976, p.26--Box 86
  • The Defenseman. Fire Exit, vol. 4, 1974, np--Box 82
  • Demolition Derby. Adirondack Life, vol. 22, no. 6, Sept.-Oct. 1991, p.40-- Box 76
  • Departing from Albania. The Young Writer at Chapel Hill, no. 6, Spring 1967, p.28--Box 93
  • Djinn. Esquire, vol. 133, no. 6, June 2000, p.144--Box 81
  • Doctor Wickshaw, Ellery Queen, Dec.1987, p.98--Box 80
  • Dolores Driscoll; A Chapter from The Sweet Hereafter, the new novel by Russell Banks. The North American Review, vol. 276, no. 3, Sept.- Nov.1991, p.17--Box 86
  • The Drive Home. New American Review, vol. 4, August 1968, p.66--Box 85
  • Endless Caribbean, p.81; and Contributors: In Search of Paradise, p.26. Condé Nast Traveler, Bonus Issue 1991, Island Finder--Box 79
  • Escaping Christmas. The Iowa Review, vol. 8, no. 1, Winter 1977, p.47--Box 83
  • A Few Thoughts on John Berger. Pequod, vol. 32, 1991, p.146--Box 88
  • Firewood. Chicago, vol. 35, no. 11, November 1986, p.184--Box 26.3
  • The Fish. The Agni Review, vol. 23, 1986, p.8--Box 26.4
  • Five Poems: Death Wish; In Honor of Greed, Diane Wakoski's Long Poem; Stopping en Route; Anticipation; The Crossing Back. Sumac, vol. 3, no. 1, Fall 1970, p.87-90--Box 90
  • For a symposium on 'The contemporary short story: The last decade,' Granite, no. 5, Spring 1973, p.140--Box 83
  • Formulations (II) and Formulations (III). Lillabulero, no. 10/11, series 2, 1971, p.96--Box 84
  • Formulations, p.64; Fiction from the Small Presses, p.85. Lillabulero, no. 9, Summer/Fall 1970--Box 83
  • Four Poems: Mount Osceola, New Hampshire; Thunderhead Mountain, North Carolina; Clingman's Dome, Tennessee; Mount Shuckstack, North Carolina. Sumac, vol. 2, no. 2 & 3, Winter/Spring 1970, p.79-81--Box 90
  • Fox and Whale, Priest and Angel. Esquire, vol. 134, no. 5, Nov. 2000, p.113--Box 80
  • From the Editors. Lillabulero, no. 14, 1974--Box 84
  • Le Goulet. Le Serpent a Plumes, vol. 15, Spring 1992, p.19--Box 83
  • A Hazugság. Nagy Világ, vol. 27, no. 10, October 1982, p.1455--Box 85
  • Homage to Ché Guevara. Kumquat, vol. 2, 1968, np--Box 83
  • Hommage a Lydie Madelaine (The Grandmother Poem), p.5; and RB reviews two books, p.80. Lillabulero, no. 7, 1969--Box 83
  • Hostage. Esquire, vol. 105, no. 4, April 1986, p.193--Box 26.6
  • I Spotted Grandpa's Watch… The New York Times Magazine, Oct. 8, 1995, p.67--Box 74
  • In the Pemigewasset. Sumac, vol. 3, no. 3, Spring 1971, p.121--Box 91
  • Indisposed. Matrix: New Canadian Writing, no. 6/7, 1978--Box 22.3
  • Interview by Rob Trucks. Glimmer Train, no. 32, Fall 1999, p.18--Box 82
  • An Interview with Russell Banks by Julie Checkoway and English 479. AWP Chronicle, vol. 28, no. 6, May/Summer 1996, p.1--Box 78
  • An Interview with Russell Banks; Interviewer: Chad Trevitte. The Carolina Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 3, Spring 2000, p.103--Box 79
  • Interview, p.6; Cloudsplitter [excerpt], p.12, Meridian, Premiere Issue, Spring 1998--Box 84
  • Introduction, p.3; Waiting to Freeze, p.23; from The Poem of the Year of the Bear, p.24; Early Snow, p.26; On Acquiring Riches, p.27; Homage to Ché Guevara, p.28. The Quest, vol. 30/6, 1969--Box 89
  • Iron Horses [excerpt from Rule of the Bone]. Gentlemen's Quarterly, vol. 74, August 1995, p.65--Box 82
  • Itchy Feet and Pencils: A Symposium. The New York Times Book Review, Aug. 18, 1991, p.1--Box 86
  • John Brown's Body: James Baldwin and Frank Shatz in conversation. Transition, vol. 9, no. 1/2; issue 81/82, 2000, p.250--Box 92
  • Jonathan Williams: His Virtue. Truck, vol. 21, 1979, np--Box 92
  • Journey; On the Birth of a Daughter; Stasis [poems]. Café Solo, no. 4, Fall 1972, p.31--Box 78
  • Krump Pays through the Nose, and Yet Comes Back for More. Dust, vol. 4, no. 1, Summer 1969, p.29--Box 80
  • The Last Birds of Paradise. Condé Nast Traveler, Sept. 1991, p.104--Box 79
  • The Last Time I Visited My Mother. Pocket Pal, vol. 1/1, Spring 1975, p.35--Box 89
  • The Lie. Fiction International, no. 2/3, 1974, p.93--Box 81
  • Lillabulero, [edited by RB], vol. 1, no. 1, Winter 1967--Box 74
  • Lillabulero, [edited by RB], vol. 1, no. 2, Spring 1967--Box 74
  • Lillabulero, [edited by RB], vol. 1, no. 5, Summer 1967--Box 74
  • Lillabulero Press, Inc.: Some Thoughts on Being a 'Small Press' Publisher. Works, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1969, p.72--Box 93
  • Limits of Law: Litigation, Lawyers and the Search for Justice in Russell Banks' The Sweet Hereafter, by Margaret J. Fried and Lawerence A. Frolik. Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature, vol. 7, no. 1, Spring/Summer 1995, p.1--Box 79
  • Lobster Night. Esquire, vol. 113, no. 3, March 2000, p.226--Box 81
  • Losing It at the Movies: A Conversation between Rick Moody and Russell Banks. Black Book, Dec.-Feb. 1998/99, p.145--Box 78
  • Love Poem. Font, vol. 1, no. 1, p.6--Box 82
  • Love Poem at Three A.M.; Suicide: Problematic Aspects. Kumquat, vol. 1, 1967, np--Box 83
  • The Loyalty Oath, p.71; Poem from the Family of Numbers, p.84, Granite, no. 4, Autumn 1972-1973--Box 37.2
  • Lyman Burdette's Hegira, p.14; review, p.68, Lillabulero, vol. 2, no. 6, 1968, Fall/Winter--Box 22.2
  • Mapping the Imagination: A Profile of Russell Banks by Christine Benvenuto. Poets & Writers, vol. 26, issue 2, March/April 1998, p.21--Box 89
  • Mistake. Fiction, vol. 7, no. 3 & vol. 8, no. 1, 1985, p.122--Box 26.7
  • Mistake. Harper's, vol. 272, no. 1632, May 1986, p.35--Box 26.7
  • The Moor. Conjunctions, vol. 34, Spring 2000, p.441--Box 80
  • Musgrave's Book [excerpt]. Ann Arbor Review, no. 5/6, 1969, p.42-- Box 76
  • My Car Story. Esquire, vol. 130, no. 4, October 1998, p.134--Box 81
  • My Mother's Memoirs, My Father's Lie, and Other True Stories. Vanity Fair, vol. 49, no. 6, June 1986, p.96--Box 27.1
  • My Name is Legion. The Carolina Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 1, Winter 1968, p.23--Box 79
  • My Passion. Gentlemen's Quarterly, January 2001, p.136--Box 82
  • The Myth of Billie Holiday. Transition: An International Review, vol. 57, 1992, p.88--Box 33.4
  • The Neighbor. Fiction, vol. 2, no. 2, 1973, p.28--Box 81
  • The New World. Ploughshares, vol. 3, no. 2, 1976, p.8--Box 22.4
  • No, But I Saw the Movie. Tin House Magazine, vol. 2, no. 2, Winter 2001, p.10--Box 91
  • Of Rain (A Song) and Postlude. Pebble, vol. 1, no. 1, Autumn 1968, np--Box 87
  • On Jerry Bumpus, p.44; On Margaret Randall, p.45, Lillabulero, vol. 2, no. 1, Winter 1968--Box 74
  • On Reading Local History. Yankee, vol. 33, no. 5, May 1969, p.180--Box 93
  • On the Poetry of Dave Kelly. Westigan Review, vol. 1, no. 3, 1970, p.23--Box 93
  • The Outer Banks. Esquire, vol. 135, no. 6, June 2001, p.149--Box 80
  • The Peak of My Desire. Condé Nast Traveler, November 1997, p.152--Box 79
  • Plains of Abraham. Esquire, vol. 132, no. 1, July 1999, p.78--Box 81
  • The Poem of the Year of the Bear [excerpt]. Pebble, vol. 1, no. 2, Spring 1969, np--Box 87
  • Poems: Up Late, Alone; To Otto Rank, in Heaven; Getting There; Goodnight; The Risk; After a Change in the Weather; March 7, 1970--Solar Eclipse; After a Friend's 39th Birthday Dinner. Tennessee Poetry Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, Spring 1970, p.13-17--Box 91
  • The Poetry of Digression. Tennessee Poetry Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, Fall 1968, p.23--Box 91
  • Politics. Shenandoah, vol. 31. no. 4, 1980, p.3--Box 90
  • Presentación [introduction]. Autodafe, no. 2, Otoño 2001, p.6--Box 78
  • Présentation [introduction]. Autodafe, no. 2, Automne 2001, p.6--Box 77
  • Prisoners. Antaeus, vol. 28, Winter 1978, p.101--Box 40.1
  • The Purchase [poem]. Cottonwood Review, 1968--Box 80
  • Purgatory. Fiction, vol. 5, no. 2 & 3, 1978, p.190--Box 22.6
  • Quality Time. Ploughshares, vol. 26, no. 1, Spring 2000, p.14--Box 89
  • The Real Story: Literary Fact and Fiction. PEN America, vol. 1, no. 1, Winter 2000/01, p.115--Box 88
  • Red Rover, excerpt from Rule of the Bone. Columbia; A Magazine of Poetry and Prose no. 24/25, 1995, p.40--Box 79
  • Reinventing Realism: An Interview with Russell Banks by J. J. Wylie. Michigan Quarterly Review, vol. 39, no. 4, Fall 2000, p. 737--Box 84
  • The Relation of My Imprisonment, [excerpts]. United Artists, vol. 10-13, April 1980-April 1981--Box 92
  • Remember Me to Camelot: A novel written by Naomi Ruth Sunder, a character in the novel Family Life. TriQuarterly, vol. 34, Fall 1975, p.139--Box 92
  • The Renunciation. Thicket, vol. 1, no. 3, 1978, p.41--Box 40.3
  • [Reviews]. Lillabulero, no. 8, Winter 1970: Edward Dorn, Gunslinger, Book II, p.82; and Robert Creeley, Pieces, p.88--Box 84
  • The Right Way. The Boston Globe Magazine, Dec. 28, 1980, p.9--Box 32.3
  • Russell Banks. Wired, vol. 4, April 1997, p.48--Box 93
  • Russell Banks: An Interview, with Constance Rooke. Fiction International, no. 6/7, 1976, p.37--Box 82
  • Russell Banks: Interview by Brett Lockwood. Bluemilk Magazine, vol. 2, no. 2, April 1999, p.18--Box 78
  • Russell Banks; interview by Minami Aoyama. Esquire, vol. 6, no. 11, October 1992, p.116--Box 81
  • Russell Banks: Views from the American Crossroads. Interview with Marc Weitzmann. Autodafe, no. 1, Spring 2001, p.95--Box 77
  • Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story. The Missouri Review, vol. 7, no. 3, 1984, p.92--Box 27.3
  • School Days. Salmagundi, nos. 106-107, Spring/Summer 1995, p.162--Box 89
  • Searching for Survivors. Fiction, vol. 1, no. 3, 1972--Box 81
  • Season in the Cities. Southern Poetry Review, vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 1968, p.15--Box 90
  • September. The Literary Review, vol. 13, no. 4, Summer 1970, p.505--Box 84
  • Six Preliminary Revisions from the Cougar Book. Mulch, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1972--Box 22.9
  • Slave-Catcher. Adirondack Life, vol. 29, no. 1, Jan.-Feb. 1998, p.44--Box 76
  • Smallpress Riprap: Fiction. The San Francisco Book Review, no. 20, June 1971, p. 30--Box 89
  • The Space Among. The San Francisco Book Review, no. 23, August 1972, p.4--Box 89
  • A Spirit of the Air. Interview with Sarah Polley. Black Book, Spring 2001, p.91--Box 78
  • The Star-Spangled Novel. Los Angeles Times Book Review, July 2, 2000, p.1--Box 78
  • Strictly in the Interests of Plausibility. Ploughshares, vol. 19, no. 4, 1993-Winter 1994, p.7--Box 88
  • Sweet Hereafter [excerpts]. Ontario Review, no. 35, Fall/Winter 1991-92, p.18--Box 87
  • Sweet Relief. The Village Voice, vol. 42, no. 49, Dec. 9, 1997, p.74--Box 93
  • Symposium: The Writer's Situation.--New American Review, vol. 9, April 1970, [p.61] and p.77--Box 86
  • Talking about American Fiction: A panel discussion with Marilynne Robinson, Russell Banks, Robert Stone, and David Rieff (Moderator: Robert Boyers). Salmagundi, no. 93, Winter 1992, p.61--Box 89
  • Three Poems: Grumblings from the South; Insomaniac; Day's End. The Carolina Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 3, Fall 1967, p.57--Box 79
  • Times Four: Chapters and Verse; the story of four New Hampshire writers. New Hampshire Times, vol. 11, no. 18, Oct. 14-21, 1981, p.21--Box 86
  • To Change the World. PEN America, vol. 1, no. 2, Fall 2001, p.29--Box 88
  • To Give the Lie. Trace, vol. 2, 1968, p.277--Box 91
  • Too Late to Turn Back by Barbara Green [Banks review]. Brick, no. 61, Winter 1998, p.31--Box 78
  • The Travel Writer. The Antioch Review, vol. 47, no. 3, Summer 1989, p.354--Box 40.6
  • Travels in Mexico. Transatlantic Review, no. 35, Spring 1970, p.88--Box 91
  • Unseasonable. Mill Mountain Review, vol. 2, no. 2, 1975, p.162--Box 85
  • Watching Television/A Soap Opera. The Minnesota Review, 10, no. 3/4, 1970, p.54--Box 85
  • Wer Spricht es Endlich Aus?. Lettre International, vol. 52, March 2001, p.95--Box 74
  • Who Will Tell the People? Harper's, vol. 300, no. 1801, June 2000, p.83--Box 83
  • With Ché at Kitty Hawk. Shenandoah, vol. 25, no. 2, Winter 1974, p.3--Box 90
  • With Ché at the Plaza. Ploughshares, vol. 2, no. 1, 1974, p.21--Box 88
  • With Ché in New Hampshire. New American Review, vol. 10, August 1970, p.129--Box 86
  • Wonderful Reversal, A: Russell Banks on The Sweet Hereafter. Scenario, vol. 3, no. 4, Winter 1997, p.44--Box 89
  • Xmas. Antaeus, no. 64/65, Spring-Autumn 1990, p.176--Box 40.8