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Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Works, 1977-2006

Series II. Correspondence, 1952-2001

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

James Salter:

A Preliminary Inventory of an Addition to His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Salter, James, 1925-
Title: An Addition to the James Salter Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1952-2006
Bulk Dates: 2000-2006
Abstract: This addition to James Salter's Papers includes essays, a collection of short stories, material for screenplays, and two works of non-fiction. The works present include Salter's recently published collection of short stories, Last Night (2005), Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days (2006), written with his wife, Kay; and There and Then: The Travel Writing of James Salter (2005). Also present are notes, drafts, and correspondence related to Salter's 2002 screenplay, The Hunters, based on his first novel. The correspondence includes letters written by Salter to his childhood friend Donald Morris, and letters from Salter and his wife to Bridgehapton friends Sheridan and Pamela Lord.
RLIN Record #: None
Extent: 10 boxes (4.2 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

This addition to James Salter's Papers includes essays, a collection of short stories, material for screenplays, and two works of non-fiction. The bulk of the material was published between 2000 to 2006. This accretion is arranged in two Series: I. Works, 1977-2006, and II. Correspondence, 1952-2001.

The works in Series I. contain drafts and proofs of Salter's recently published collection of short stories, Last Night (2005), Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days (2006), written with his wife, Kay; and There and Then: The Travel Writing of James Salter (2005). Also present are notes, drafts, and correspondence related to Salter's 2002 screenplay, The Hunters, based on his first novel; a first draft notebook for another novel/screenplay, Solo Faces (1979); and essays for GQ and Will Blythe's Why I Write.

The correspondence in Series II. includes letters written by Salter to his childhood friend Donald Morris (1952-2001), and letters from Salter and his wife to Bridgehampton friends Sheridan and Pamela Lord (1982-1994). Other correspondents include Gene Gutowski and Ruth Lilian, as well as Esquire and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Index Terms

People
Lord, Sheridan, 1926-1994.
Morris, Donald R.
Salter, Kay.
Scarpa, David.
Shoemaker, Jack, 1946- .
Document Types
Autographs.
Drafts.
First drafts.
Galley proofs.
Printers' proofs.
Screenplays.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2006 (Reg. no. 16474)

Processed by:

Hope Donovan Rider, 2006

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James Salter Addition to His Papers--Folder List

 

Series I. Works, 1977-2006

Box Folder
1 1 "Goddesses," essay in GQ, typescript and galleys, October 1988
The Hunters, screenplay
Box Folder
1 2 Notes, ca. 1999-2000
3 Draft, handwritten in notebook, January 2000
Typescripts by JS
Box Folder
1 4 "Original," March 2000
5 Revised, 20 June 2000
6-7 Revised, 2 copies, 12 July 2000
Typescripts by David Scarpa
Box Folder
1 8 With handwritten notes by JS, [February 2000]
Box Folder
2 1 28 March 2002
2-3 With handwritten notes by JS, correspondence, 26 August 2002
4 "Final revised version," 17 October 2002
5 Correspondence re screenplay, ca. 1998-2003
Last Night (short stories, 2005)
Box Folder
2 6-7 "Arlington," drafts, correspondence, clippings
8 "Bangkok," drafts, correspondence
9 "Comet," typescripts, galleys
Box Folder
3 1 "Eyes of the stars," correspondence, notes
2 "Give," drafts, galleys, correspondence
3-4 "Last night, " notes, drafts, galleys, correspondence
5 "My lord you," typescript, proofs, photocopies
6 "Palm court," drafts
7 "Platinum," drafts
8 "Such fun," notes, drafts, galleys
Box Folder
4 1 Page proofs, rough, corrected fragments
2 Page proofs
Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days, with Kay Salter (2006)
Box Folder
4 3 Draft notebook, loose notes
4-9 Notes and drafts, handwritten and typed
Box Folder
5 1-8 Notes and drafts, cont'd
9 "Corrected pages", with notes
Typescript, in alphabetical order
Box Folder
6 1-2 A-H
3-5 I-Z
6-9 Corrected photocopy
Box Folder
7 1 Corrected photocopy, cont'd
Edited manuscripts
Box Folder
7 2-6 November 2005
7-9 With notes by Judith Jones (Knopf editor)
Box Folder
8 1 With notes, cont'd
2-6 Final, with handwritten corrections, 23 December 2005
Proofs
Box Folder
8 7 First pass
8 Second pass, with notes and corrections
Box Folder
9 1-2 Second pass, cont'd
3 Illustrations and layout notes
4 Page mock-ups
Correspondence
Box Folder
9 5 General, 1999-2006
6 Re illustrations, 2004-2005
7 Solo Faces (novel, 1979), first draft notebook, 1 August - 9 December 1977
8 "Some for glory, some for praise," essay for Why I Write, ed. Will Blythe, drafts and correspondence, 1997-1998
There and Then: The Travel Writing of James Salter (2005)
Box Folder
9 9 Essays, C-R, typescripts and photocopies
10 "Evening in Basel," typescript, Lear's magazine
11 "The France of Kings," typescripts
12 Essays, S-W, typescripts and photocopies
13 [Unused essays]
Box Folder
10 1 Galleys
2 Jacket proofs
3 Correspondence with Jack Shoemaker, Shoemaker & Hoard publishers, 2003-2005

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Series II. Correspondence, 1952-2001

Box Folder
10 4 Esquire, re "Ike and the generals," 1983-1985
5 Gutowski, Gene, re The Pianist, 2000
6 Lilian, Ruth, re Mandrake Root, 1999
7 Lord, Sheridan and Pamela, 1982-1994
8 Morris, Donald, 1952-2001
9 National Endowment for the Arts, 1986

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