University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Norman Mailer:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center [Part 1]



Creator:Mailer, Norman
Title:Norman Mailer Papers
Dates:1919-2005
Abstract:Handwritten and typed manuscripts, galley proofs, screenplays, correspondence, research materials and notes, legal, business, and financial records, photographs, audio and video recordings, books, magazines, clippings, scrapbooks, electronic records, drawings, and awards document the life, work, and family of Norman Mailer from the early 1900s to 2005.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2643
Extent:957 document boxes, 44 oversize boxes, 47 galley files (gf), 14 note card boxes, 1 oversize file drawer (osf) (420 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

Norman Kingsley Mailer was born January 31, 1923, in Long Branch, New Jersey. His father, Isaac Barnett "Barney" Mailer, worked as an accountant. His mother, Fanny "Fan" Schneider, ran several small businesses. For the majority of his youth, the Mailer family, including his younger sister Barbara, lived in middle class neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1939, at age sixteen, Mailer entered Harvard University. He majored in engineering sciences, but also pursued a passion for writing. He worked on the Harvard Advocate and studied under English faculty members Robert Gorham Davis, Robert Hillyer, and Theodore Morrison. Mailer's short story "The Greatest Thing in the World" won the 1941 Story magazine college contest and brought him to the attention of several editors and publishers.

Mailer was graduated from Harvard in 1943. In early 1944, he married his college girlfriend, Beatrice "Bea" Silverman, and was drafted into the Army. After basic and advanced training, he was assigned to the 112th Cavalry Regiment in the Philippines, performing various duties, including reconnaissance patrols. After the Japanese surrender, Mailer served as a cook in occupied Japan until his discharge in May 1946.

Mailer's army experience formed the basis for his 1948 novel The Naked and the Dead. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and The Gutenberg Award, the book brought Mailer great literary fame and financial success.

By the early 1950s Mailer had separated from Bea and was living with his soon-to-be second wife Adele Morales in Manhattan. His second novel Barbary Shore (1951) received overwhelmingly bad reviews. Although a third novel, The Deer Park (1955), was greeted more favorably, Mailer increasingly sought to write outside the novel format. In the early 1950s he began writing for magazines such as Dissent, Esquire, and Partisan Review and in 1955 helped co-found the Village Voice. Through these and other periodicals, Mailer commented on race, feminism, sexuality, politics, literature, art, culture, and society. In 1959 he published a collection of these essays, with additional fiction and commentary, titled Advertisements for Myself, recapturing his earlier critical acclaim.

In the midst of his renewed celebrity and a planned New York mayoral run, Mailer's personal life deteriorated, reaching its nadir in a notorious 1960 penknife assault on Adele during a night of drunken brawling. Despite severe injury, Adele refused to press charges. Mailer received court probation and public condemnation, and his second marriage ended.

In the early 1960s, Mailer worked to stabilize his life and further build his literary reputation. A short marriage to Lady Jeanne Campbell in 1962 was followed by marriage to Beverly Bentley. He published a volume of poetry, Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters) (1962), and a fourth novel, An American Dream (1965). But throughout the 1960s and 1970s he received the greatest recognition for his work in nonfiction and "New Journalism." He explored topics such as politics, space exploration, feminism, race relations and boxing in a variety of works, including The Presidential Papers (1963), Cannibals and Christians (1966), Miami and the Siege of Chicago (1968), Of a Fire on the Moon (1971), The Prisoner of Sex (1971), St. George and the Godfather (1972), and The Fight (1975). He received the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for his narrative of a 1967 Vietnam war protest in The Armies of the Night (1968) and another Pulitzer for his account of Gary Gilmore's execution in The Executioner's Song (1979).

In the late 1960s, Mailer made three experimental films: Wild 90, Beyond the Law, and Maidstone. In 1982, he wrote the television adaptation of The Executioner's Song and later wrote and directed a major studio production of his 1984 novel Tough Guys Don't Dance. He performed minor roles in several films and television programs and wrote the television screenplays for American Tragedy and Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story.

In addition to numerous and varied pursuits, including a 1969 Democratic primary bid for New York mayor and a two-year term as President of the American Center of P.E.N. in the mid-1980s, Mailer continued to produce best-selling fiction such as Why Are We in Vietnam? (1967), Ancient Evenings (1983), Tough Guys Don't Dance (1984), Harlot's Ghost (1991), and The Castle in the Forest (2007). Other pieces included full-length biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, and Lee Harvey Oswald as well as shorter works for magazines and journals.

In 1980, following his divorce from Beverly Bentley and a short marriage to Carol Stevens, Mailer married Norris Church (formerly Barbara Davis). They remained married until his death on November 10, 2007, in New York.


Scope and Contents

Handwritten and typed manuscripts, galley proofs, screenplays, correspondence, research materials and notes, legal, business, and financial records, photographs, audio and video recordings, books, magazines, clippings, scrapbooks, electronic records, drawings, and awards document the life, work, and family of Norman Mailer from the early 1900s to 2005. The bulk of the papers arrived at the Ransom Center in rough chronological order; in general, this order has been maintained within the following six series: I. Literary and Other Activities, 1939-2005; II. Correspondence, 1939-2005; III. Legal and Financial, 1944-1998; IV. Family and Personal, 1919-2001; V. Works by Others, 1946-2005; and VI. Serial Publications, 1941-2005. Most of the papers are in English, with small amounts of correspondence and clippings in French, Spanish, German, and Yiddish or Hebrew, plus several French language videos.

Series I. makes up more than half of the collection and contains extensive and thorough records of Mailer's literary activities, dating from his entry into Harvard in 1939 through 2005, as well as Mailer's numerous social, political, and film-making activities. The bulk of the series consists of handwritten and typed drafts of Mailer's books, plays, screenplays, poems, speeches, and journal contributions, both published and unpublished. Numerous heavily revised drafts are present for his major publications, including The Naked and the Dead (1948), Barbary Shore (1951), The Deer Park (1955), An American Dream (1965), The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, The Novel as History (1968), Of a Fire on the Moon (1971), The Executioner's Song (1979), Ancient Evenings (1983), Harlot's Ghost (1991), and Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery (1995). Extensive research materials, particularly for his later works, are also found in this series; correspondence and photographs are present to a lesser extent.

Mailer's archive encompasses a wide range of topics reflecting the depth of his engagement in the issues and events of his lifetime: his controversial commentary on race, culture, and sexuality in The White Negro (1957); his portrayal of women in An American Dream (1965) and his later writing on birth control and the role of women in American society; his commentaries on the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the Vietnam War and the 1967 March on the Pentagon, and Democratic and Republican political conventions from the 1960s to the 1990s; his coverage of the 1974 heavyweight title fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire (The Fight, 1975); his analysis of personas and events from the 1960s that continue to loom large in the American cultural imagination, including Marilyn Monroe, the Kennedy assassination, and Project Apollo; his contributions to the cultural debates on capital punishment and prisoners' rights in The Executioner's Song (1979) and support of prisoner and writer Jack Henry Abbott; and his explorations of government, espionage, race, and criminal justice in the CIA themed novel Harlot's Ghost (1991), and television docudramas on O. J. Simpson's murder trial and FBI agent turned spy Robert Hanssen.

Series II. Correspondence, 1939-2005, contains incoming and outgoing letters between Mailer and his family, friends, fans, fellow writers, politicians, activists, actors and directors, scholars, business associates, and numerous other individuals and institutions, documenting over sixty years of Mailer's life and impact on American literature and culture. Included are letters from James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Jr., Truman Capote, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, Allen Ginsberg, Lillian Hellman, Ernest Hemingway, James Jones, Henry Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, George Plimpton, William Styron, Gore Vidal, and Kurt Vonnegut among numerous others.

The extensive legal and business records contained in Series III. Legal and Financial complement Mailer's works and correspondence. These records include contracts, investment and real estate documents, tax records, and household bills and receipts that illuminate Mailer's business endeavors, lifestyle, work habits, and day-to-day activities. These records are subdivided into two subseries reflecting their origins from Mailer's attorney and Mailer's agent: A. Charles "Cy" Rembar and B. Scott Meredith Literary Agency.

Series IV. Family and Personal is the smallest of the six series. It is arranged into two subseries: A. Family and B. Personal. The bulk of the material originated with or was collected by Mailer's parents. Included is correspondence from their courtship, records from later international travels, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and family photos. Also in the series are letters between Mailer's parents and extended family, and letters from Mailer to his parents.

Of particular note are Mailer's childhood writings and memorabilia. Other materials include letters, writing, and personal records from Mailer's first wife, Bea, family narratives written by his mother, and stories written by his sister Barbara Wasserman. Also present are Mailer's address and appointment books, passports, and gambling records, all dating from his adulthood.

The bulk of the photographs found in Mailer's papers are also located in Series IV. and include professional and informal images of Mailer, research photographs for his works, his book jacket portraits, photodocumentation of his activities, and Mailer family photographs. Of note are images from early 1960s portrait sessions with Diane Arbus and Richard Avedon, and original prints of the Bruce Davidson photographs that accompanied Mailer's 1960 Esquire piece "Brooklyn Minority Report: 'She Thought the Russians Was Coming.'"

Series V. Works by Other People contains published and unpublished works from Mailer's family, friends, other well-known writers, aspiring authors, and students. Included are works by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, J. Michael Lennon, Robert Lucid, Norris Church Mailer, Norman Podhoretz, Diana Trilling, and Dotson Rader.

Series VI. consists of serial publications containing interviews of or pieces by Mailer. Arranged alphabetically, they represent a small and incomplete portion of the total number of articles published by Mailer.

There are no film prints or copies of Mailer's late-1960s experimental films Beyond the Law, Wild 90 , and Maidstone in the archive, but the movies are documented through business and financial records from Mailer's short-lived film company, Supreme Mix. Publicity materials, review clippings, and extensive production photos and movie stills complement the business records. The Mailer-directed, major studio adaptation of his book Tough Guys Don't Dance is well documented with correspondence, production materials, audition video tapes, and audience surveys.

Books, audio-visual materials, electronic records, and personal effects have been transferred to other departments within the Ransom Center. See the Transferred Materials description for further details.


 

Arrangement

Due to size, this inventory has been divided into three files. Access the files by clicking on the highlighted text below:
Norman Mailer Papers--Series Descriptions and Series I. [This page]
Norman Mailer Papers--Series II. - Series IV.
Series V. - VI.; Index of Correspondents and Index of Titles and Works

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research with the exception of some restricted materials. Current financial records and records of active telephone numbers and email addresses for Mailer's children and his wife Norris Church Mailer remain closed. Social Security numbers, medical records, and educational records for all living individuals are also restricted. When possible, documents containing restricted information have been replaced with redacted photocopies.

Condition Note

In general, the materials are in good condition. Some of the childhood, college, and post World War II era materials contain highly acidic and brittle paper. Special handling is required to view these materials and in some cases, photocopies or digital reproductions have been substituted for the originals. Several fragile scrapbooks and notebooks have also been digitized for user access.

The Ransom Center Conservation Department has vacuum cleaned portions of manuscripts for The Fight, Marilyn, and The Deer Park due to mold infestation. One scrapbook and small portions of correspondence were also treated for mold. Notices have been placed on folders containing these materials, and patrons may wish to wear gloves and/or masks while using these folders.

Faxes on non-permanent thermal paper have been photocopied onto acid-free paper to preserve the image. Faxes bearing Mailer's handwriting have been retained along with preservation photocopies.


Index Terms

People
Abbott, Jack Henry, 1944-
Gilmore, Gary
Gwaltney, Francis Irby, 1921-1981
Jones, James, 1921-1977
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Knox, Mickey
Malaquais, Jean, 1908-
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962
Oswald, Lee Harvey
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973
Plimpton, George
Schiller, Lawrence
Styron, William, 1925-2006
Torres, José, 1936-
Vidal, Gore, 1925-
Organizations
American Center of P.E.N.
Subjects
American literature -- 20th century
Boxing -- History
Capital punishment -- United States
Feminism -- United States
Homosexuality -- United States
Literature, Modern -- 20th century
Nonfiction novel
Popular culture -- United States
Presidential candidates -- United States
Prisoners -- United States
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Race relations -- United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements
War in literature
World War, 1939-1945
Places
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Provincetown (Mass.)
Utah
Document Types
Christmas cards
Diaries
Drawings
Film stills
Galley proofs
Juvenilia
Legal documents
Magnetic disks
Photographs
Postcards
Scrapbooks
Scripts
Sound recordings
Video recordings

Related Material

The following collections at the Ransom Center contain additional Mailer-related material and are described in the Ransom Center card catalog:

  • El Corno Emplumado
  • Dobie, James Frank
  • Genesis West
  • Harper's
  • Malanga, Gerard
  • Purdy, James

The following Ransom Center collections also contain Mailer-related materials and are described in archival inventories in the Ransom Center reading room or online at http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/:

  • Abeles, Joseph
  • Adams, Alice
  • Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
  • Chester, Alfred
  • Czermanski, Zdzislaw
  • DeLillo, Don
  • Fiske, Thomas. Collection of Norman Mailer.
  • Hardwick, Elizabeth
  • Hellman, Lillian
  • Jones, James
  • Kenner, Hugh
  • Lennon, J. Michael. Collection of Norman Mailer Correspondence.
  • Loomis, Hillary Mills. Collection of Norman Mailer.
  • Lowell, Robert
  • Lubell-Naiman, Adeline. Collection of Norman Mailer.
  • Malamud, Bernard
  • Matthiessen, Peter
  • Playboy Enterprises. Norman Mailer Files.
  • Singer, Isaac B.
  • Weidman, Jerome

Other institutions with Mailer research materials include:

  • Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. William Styron Papers.
  • The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Special Collections. Francis Irby Gwaltney Papers.
  • The University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library. Norman Mailer Papers, 1957-1972.
  • Wilkes University, Farley Library. Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prizes and other awards.
  • Yale University, Beinecke Library. Final typescript of The Naked and the Dead.


Separated Material

1231 books arrived at the Ransom Center with the Mailer Papers. Included were multiple copies of Mailer's works, foreign editions, anthologies, and books used by Mailer for research on specific topics. These do not comprise Mailer's entire personal library, the bulk of which he retained. These volumes have been removed from the archive and cataloged separately with the Center's Library.

130 VHS, Betamax, and U-Matic video tapes representing Mailer television appearances, documentaries, research material, and production material from the film Tough Guys Don't Dance have been transferred to the Ransom Center's Moving Image Collection. Also transferred were two 8mm commercial films on George Foreman, one 8mm home movie, and three 16mm home movies.

1297 quarter-inch audio cassette tapes, 97 quarter-inch audio tape reels, 7 audio tape microcassettes, and 4 CD-Rs have been transferred to the Ransom Center's Sound Recordings Collection. The bulk of the recordings are Mailer's dictation of correspondence and manuscripts. Also present are numerous interview tapes created by Mailer and collaborator Lawrence Schiller for the books The Executioner's Song (1979) and Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery (1995), and the television movie Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002). Transcriptions of many of these tapes are found within files for the particular works located in Series I. Reel-to-reel recordings of television and radio programs dating from the 1950s through the 1960s include interviews with Mailer and news reports of his 1969 New York mayoral campaign. Use of audio and video materials may require production of listening and viewing copies.

359 computer disks, 47 electronic files, 40 CDs, 6 mini data cartridges, 3 laptop computers, and 1 Ampex magnetic tape spool have been transferred to the Ransom Center's Electronic Records Collection. The bulk of the electronic content was created by Mailer's assistant, Judith McNally, and consists of correspondence and literary drafts.

The following items have been removed from the archive and housed with the Ransom Center's Personal Effects Collection:

  • Two red and black Boys High School felt pennants and one red and black Boys High School felt patch
  • Platen from the typewriter used to type The Naked and the Dead
  • "I Support Vietnam Veterans Against the War" button pin
  • 13 "Fifth Estate | Counter-Spies Are Watching Big Brother" button pins
  • Hotel key
  • Ceremonial key to the City of Miami Beach
  • Framed check for $1.00 from Cannon Films
  • "Passing through the Netherworld" boxed Senet board game
  • One Paper Mate ink pen
  • Two olive drab boot laces
  • Two decks of handmade baseball game cards
  • Dog chain collar with tags
  • Red and white cardboard box with hinged lid
  • Kewpie doll party invitations box
  • Wallet file containing voodoo/magic materials and booklets
  • Two World War I South African military uniform insignia


Administrative Information

Provenance

Early in his career, Mailer typed his own works and handled his correspondence with the help of his sister, Barbara. After the publication of The Deer Park in 1955, he began to rely on hired typists and secretaries to assist with his growing output of works and letters. Among the women who worked for Mailer over the years, Anne Barry, Madeline Belkin, Suzanne Nye, Sandra Charlebois Smith, Carolyn Mason, and Molly Cook particularly influenced the organization and arrangement of his records.

The genesis of the Mailer archive was in 1968 when Mailer's mother, Fanny Schneider Mailer, and his friend and biographer, Dr. Robert Lucid, transferred papers from Mrs. Mailer's Brooklyn apartment and the basement of his residence at 142 Columbia Heights to the Day & Meyer, Murray & Young records storage facility in New York. Lucid organized and maintained the records, retrieving additional papers from Mailer's Brooklyn office and Provincetown home, and adding new materials in subsequent years as they were retired by Mailer.

Beginning with The Executioner's Song in 1978, Judith McNally served as interviewer, editor, researcher, organizer, correspondence secretary, and general assistant for Mailer. As Mailer's typist, McNally created and maintained all of the electronic records found in the archive. By the late 1980s, manuscript drafts, transcripts of interviews, and correspondence were all generated by McNally using word processing software on her home computer.

Also in 1978, Dr. J. Michael Lennon began assisting Dr. Lucid with the growing archive. In addition to retrieving new material created by Mailer, Lennon incorporated business files from Mailer's literary agent Scott Meredith and legal files from Mailer's cousin and long-time legal representative Charles "Cy" Rembar.

Once placed in the archive, the papers did not remain dormant. Mailer, on occasion, retrieved materials for further use, and Dr. Lennon and Dr. Lucid made extensive use of the papers for their own work. Dr. Lucid identified the contents of many files dating from the 1940s and 1950s, writing notes and descriptions on the folders. Photocopies of these original folders remain with the materials to preserve Dr. Lucid's information. Additional biographical notes and drafts by Lucid are located in Series V. Works by Others, as are large amounts of Dr. Lennon's Mailer-related notes and manuscripts.

Lennon transferred the records to Diversified Information Technologies in West Pittston, Pennsylvania, in 1994, and with the assistance of his wife, Donna, served as Mailer's chief archivist until the materials arrived at the Ransom Center in 2005. Mailer sent additional materials to the Ransom Center in the subsequent years, and further materials are expected.

Judith McNally was in the process of transferring her Mailer-related computer disks and files to the Ransom Center at the time of her sudden death in May 2006. With no will or living relatives, all materials in McNally's possession were seized by the Kings County Surrogate Court in Brooklyn, New York. After several months, McNally's three laptop computers and numerous computer disks were released to the Ransom Center.

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2005 (R15380); see the Provenance Note for additional information

Processed by:

Monique Daviau, Jennifer Hecker, Katy Hill, Stephen Mielke, Gabriela Redwine, Joan Sibley, Apryl Sullivan, 2005-2007


Sources:

Lennon, J. Michael and Donna Pedro Lennon. Norman Mailer: Works and Days. Shavertown, PA: Sligo Press, 2000.

Rollyson, Carl. The Lives of Norman Mailer: A Biography. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

Whalen-Bridge, John. "Norman Mailer."Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed 10 October 2006).


Series Descriptions

 

Series I. Literary and Other Activities, 1939-2005 (511 boxes, 43 oversize boxes, 47 galley files, 14 note card boxes)

The bulk of Mailer's literary files document his fiction and non-fiction books. Notes, drafts, galley proofs, correspondence, and publicity files give evidence to the development and impact of all of Mailer's key publications, including The Naked and the Dead (1948), Barbary Shore (1951), The Deer Park (1955), An American Dream (1965), The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, The Novel as History (1968), Of a Fire on the Moon (1971), The Executioner's Song (1979), Ancient Evenings (1983), Harlot's Ghost (1991), and Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery (1995).
Mailer's Harvard course work and writings are the earliest materials in Series I., dating from the late 1930s and early 1940s. The Harvard material includes numerous papers and short stories Mailer wrote for his English writing classes, as well as engineering and math coursework, grade reports, and university pamphlets and memorabilia. Also present are materials related to his activities in The Signet Society and copies of the Harvard Advocate containing his first published piece, "The Greatest Thing in the World." Of particular significance is a spiral notebook containing a handwritten journal started by Mailer on December 13, 1941. In the journal, Mailer records his thoughts on writing and reasons for becoming a writer. Also found in the Harvard materials are No Percentage, an unpublished novel begun in 1941; A Transit to Narcissus, begun in 1942 in the form of a play entitled "The Naked and the Dead," but not published until 1978; and a novella, A Calculus at Heaven, also begun in 1942 but not published until after Mailer's induction into the army in March 1944.
Mailer's army papers consist of one folder of notes, pamphlets, and official documents, such as his discharge papers. A more detailed record of his army service is found in letters to and from his first wife, Bea, located in the Correspondence series.
Numerous drafts, fragments, and clippings represent Mailer's contributions to periodicals such as Commentary, Dissent, Esquire, Harper's, The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Playboy, Vanity Fair, and The Village Voice. Also present are handwritten and typed drafts of published and unpublished short stories and reviews, as well as forewords and blurbs he wrote for other authors. Other literary works include transcripts of interviews by and of Mailer, drafts of speeches, notes and drafts from Mailer's coverage of boxing and political conventions, memoirs, and numerous poems, drawings, and doodles.
In addition to literary works, Series I. contains publicity and production material for Mailer's late 1960s films Beyond the Law, Wild 90, and Maidstone. Mailer's 1986 film Tough Guys Don't Dance is well documented with screenplay drafts, production notes, viewer comments, and videotaped screen tests. Also present are screenplays Mailer wrote for three television movies directed by Lawrence Schiller: The Executioner's Song, American Tragedy, and Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story, as well as several never-used screenplays.
Other materials include records from his 1969 New York City mayoral primary campaign, and of his 1984 to 1986 tenure as president of the American chapter of P.E.N. Correspondence is found throughout the series and there is much overlap in content with files in Series II. Correspondence and Series III. Legal and Financial. General research and clippings files are also found throughout Series I., reflecting Mailer's interests in topics such as cancer and its causes, President Kennedy's assassination, the Watergate break-in, the CIA, and the wars in Vietnam and Iraq.
Files for some of Mailer's works contain materials for multiple genres or versions created at the same time. For example, files for An American Dream include manuscripts for the eight-part serialization that appeared in Esquire, as well as manuscripts for the published book. The Executioner's Song includes materials from the book, the Playboy magazine excerpt, and the television movie based on the book. The Deer Park material includes drafts, galley proofs, and proof plates for the version cancelled by Rinehart publishers, as well as material for the published Putnam version.
Dr. J. Michael Lennon and Donna Pedro Lennon's detailed bibliography of Mailer's major printed items, Norman Mailer: Works and Days (2000), was the key source used for identifying titles and chronology during processing of the papers at the Ransom Center. Due to the chronological order of the files and in an attempt to preserve any evidence of Mailer's use of the documents, related materials with the same title but different publication dates are not always filed together. For example, documents for Mailer's various versions of The Deer Park: A Play are filed separately from The Deer Park book materials because they were created as separate theater projects well after the book was completed. Similarly, original manuscripts for A Transit to Narcissus reside in files dated 1942 to 1943, when they were first created, and are also found in files dated 1978, which is when the book was first published in facsimile form. And drafts created of Mailer's compilations of earlier writing, such as Advertisements for Myself and The Time of Our Time, can include original manuscripts of the earlier pieces. The index of works and titles provided at the end of the finding aid identifies all locations of a particular work, including those with variant titles.
In general, Mailer's more recent work, dating from the 1970s onward, is represented by a greater volume of material than earlier works. The later files contain numerous copies of handwritten and typed drafts faxed between Mailer and his typists. Extensive research files created for some of his projects--notably Of a Fire on the Moon, The Executioner's Song, Harlot's Ghost, Oswald's Tale and Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story--add to the volume. Audiotape dictation exists for some of works dating from the 1980s onward.



 

Series II. Correspondence, 1939-2005 (223 boxes)

Both incoming and outgoing letters are found throughout the papers, but the bulk are located in Series II. Correspondence. Major correspondents include friends, writers, critics, editors, and publishers such as: Jack Abbott, John Aldridge, James Baldwin, Vance Bourjaily, William F. Buckley, Jr., Truman Capote, Don Carpenter, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, Jason Epstein, Allen Ginsberg, Francis "Fig" Gwaltney, Lillian Hellman, Ernest Hemingway, Irving Howe, James Jones, Ken Kesey, Mickey Knox, Michael Lennon, Robert Lucid, Jean Malaquais, Dwight McDonald, Henry Miller, Willie Morris, Adeline Naiman, Joyce Carol Oates, Norman Podhoretz, Richard Poirier, George Plimpton, Dotson Rader, Lillian Ross, Norman Rosten, Robert Silvers, William Styron, Diana and Lionel Trilling, Gore Vidal, Eichii Yaminishi, and Kurt Vonnegut. An index of all incoming correspondents is provided at the end of the finding aid.
The Correspondence series dates from Mailer's entry into Harvard in 1939. Extensive correspondence between Mailer, his parents, and his first wife, Beatrice Silverman, dates from Mailer's army service from 1944 to 1946. In his letters, Mailer writes of army life and describes characters, scenes, and plots for what became The Naked and the Dead. These letters serve as the early rough draft of the novel.
Third-party correspondence is found throughout the papers with large accumulations located in legal files and literary business files. Other third-party correspondence exists between Mailer's parents and between other family members. Photocopies of letters between Gary Gilmore and Nicole Baker are found in the research materials for The Executioner's Song. Of special note are letters from Marilyn Monroe to Marjorie Stengel (149.1), Shelley Winters to Marlon Brando (522.3), and John Dos Passos to Stanley Rinehart (scrapbook, box 1008)
A relatively small amount of email correspondence is present in the form of hardcopy printouts. Much of it involves Mailer's wife, Norris Church Mailer, or his assistants, and is not directly addressed to or from Mailer.
Also of note are close to 200 audio cassette tapes, dating between 1975 and 2002, containing Mailer's dictation of outgoing letters. In addition, numerous computer disks, dating from the early 1990s onward, contain drafts of outgoing correspondence. Transcriptions and printouts exist for the some of the dictated and electronic format letters. Many of the electronic files have not yet been accessed and their contents remain undetermined.
Other types of correspondence include fan mail, requests for appearances, letters-to-the-editor intended for publication, and business and legal communications.
Folders from 1954, 1968, and several years in the 1970s are labeled "Handwriting Files" and contain letters or fragments of letters sent by Mailer to a handwriting analyst, along with the analyst's comments. Authors of some of these letters are not indicated, but many are and include friends, family, and other writers.
Of particular significance are Mailer's letters with literary translator Eiichi Yamanishi. Dating from the late 1940s to the 1980s, Yamanishi carried on extensive correspondence with Mailer discussing the composition and meaning of Mailer's works as Yamanishi translated them into Japanese.
The series is in chronological order by individual year or span of years. Files are ordered alphabetically within the chronological groupings. Some chronological headings are divided into two alphabetical runs of letters answered and letters unanswered. There are also several topical accumulations, such as the Jack Abbott letters (1978-1985) and P.E.N. files (1983-1991), that are filed chronologically by their earliest date. The filing arrangement is not consistent and reflects the various methods in which Mailer's correspondence was created and maintained over the years. When apparent, the original headings from the correspondence folders have been transcribed onto the new folders and also used in the following container list.
Up to 1991, correspondence files generally contain incoming letters with carbons of Mailer's outgoing response attached. From 1991 onward, many of the correspondence files contain incoming letters only or printouts of computer generated responses. Folders labeled "Lett 1" to "Lett 79" indicate computer file and disk labels that contain computer generated outgoing letters related to the incoming letters in those folders.
In addition to correspondence, the series contains manuscript material from Mailer and from others throughout, as well as business and personal financial information. There is much similarity in content with files found in series I. Literary and Other Activities and series III. Legal and Financial, particularly for materials dating from the 1970s onward.



 

Series III. Legal and Financial, 1944-1998 (133 boxes)

Series III. Legal and Financial includes office files from Charles "Cy" Rembar (Mailer's cousin and long-time attorney) and the Scott Meredith Literary Agency. The materials have been arranged into two subseries reflecting these sources. Much of the correspondence located in the Legal and Financial series is similar in nature to correspondence found in the Literary and the Correspondence series. Likewise, some bills, receipts, and financial statements similar to those found in the Legal and Financial series remain filed in the Correspondence series to best preserve original order and context.
Subseries A. Cy Rembar, 1944-1998 (97 boxes)
Charles "Cy" Rembar served Mailer in various capacities, including literary agent, legal representative, and financial advisor. Rembar's professional relationships with Mailer date from the beginning of Mailer's literary career in the late 1940s up to the early 1980s. His extensive files document the business aspects of Mailer's writing and give evidence of Mailer's various legal entanglements over the years, such as the stabbing of his second wife, Adele, and lawsuits related to his 1973 book on Marilyn Monroe. These materials also include records of Mailer's first five marriages and subsequent divorces, as well as draft copies and contracts for many of Mailer's works, particularly those from the 1940s and 1950s. Of note is a file related to Mailer's father, Isaac Barnett "Barney" Mailer, and his investigation by the Civil Service Commission Loyalty Review Board due to his son's reputed communist affiliation.
In addition to legal files, Rembar's materials include corporate records for several film-related companies Mailer formed in the late 1960s, as well as extensive financial records such as Mailer's personal bank statements and bill and receipt files. Records created by Mailer's father--a practicing accountant--were placed in Rembar's possession after Barney Mailer's death in 1972. They contain income tax records and detailed financial statements for Mailer, as well as investment portfolios for Mailer and several of his family members and friends. Also present are Barney Mailer's own bank statements from the 1960s.
Rembar's legal files were received at the Ransom Center in large file transfer boxes. Their seemingly random order has been maintained, with client and case number filing information transferred to their new folders. The bulk of the financial records in the subseries are in chronological order.
Subseries B. Scott Meredith Literary Agency, 1946-1998 (36 boxes)
The records of Mailer's literary agent, Scott Meredith, complement Rembar's files. Meredith's files, retrieved after his death in 1993, date from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s and include domestic and foreign contracts, legal documents, earnings statements, and publication and copyright information for the majority of Mailer's literary works from that period. Similar information for earlier Mailer works is located in the Cy Rembar files in Subseries A. Of note in the Meredith files are early agreements with Robert Lucid detailing Lucid's never completed authorized biography of Mailer.
Meredith's files are in chronological order. Original folder headings are retained and are generally an accurate indicator of the files' contents, although some headings indicate biographical information for Mailer when none is present. A small number of Mailer manuscripts are present in these files. These items are listed in the works and titles index at the end of the finding aid.
Additional Meredith materials can be found in small amounts throughout Series I. Literary and Other Activities and Series II. Correspondence.



 

Series IV. Family and Personal, 1919-2001, undated (27 boxes)

The Family and Personal series contains juvenilia, materials from other family members, personal possessions and memorabilia, scrapbooks, address and appointment books, awards, gambling records, and photographs. It is the smallest series by volume and contains the earliest dated materials.
Subseries A. Family, 1919-1989, undated (7 boxes)
The bulk of the Family subseries consists of writing, correspondence, and other materials created by or collected by Mailer's parents, his sister Barbara, and his first two wives, Beatrice Silverman and Adele Morales. Also present are small amounts of incoming and outgoing correspondence with other family members dating from the 1920s to the 1960s. Much of the correspondence in the series is either to or from Mailer, but significant amounts of third-party correspondence is present, particularly between Mailer's parents. Materials are arranged alphabetically by creator.
Materials from Mailer's mother include correspondence, handwritten notes and drafts about Mailer's family, and narratives describing her travels to Europe, Israel, South Africa, and Hawaii. Also present are scrapbooks she created from clippings for The Naked and the Dead, Barbary Shore, Advertisements for Myself, and Mailer's Village Voice contributions.
Mailer's father's materials include correspondence, personal mementos, a small amount of business records, and one audio tape labeled "Norman Mailer (on Barney)," which was transferred to the Ransom Center Sound Recordings Collection.
Materials from Mailer's sister and his first wife, Bea, contain mostly short stories and other writing.
Subseries B. Personal, 1921-2001, undated (20 boxes)
Juvenilia consist of materials created by Mailer before he entered Harvard at age sixteen. Arranged alphabetically, the materials include handwritten and typed short stories, schoolwork, and scrapbooks containing clippings of airplanes and other machines. Of note is a two-volume, handwritten story titled Martian Invasion, written in 1933; and Mailer's first published work, "Model Airplanes," which appeared in Physical Scientist, a mimeograph flyer printed at his high school in 1938. Also included with the juvenilia is memorabilia such as Boys High School patches, pennants, and yearbooks.
Address and appointment books date from the early 1950s to the mid-1990s. Included are notebooks, planners, calendars, and a rolodex bearing handwritten entries from Mailer and his spouses, children, and secretaries. Preserved in these records are business, social, and personal engagements for Mailer and his family as well as names, phone numbers, and addresses for friends, colleagues, and business associates.
Awards files include several folders of certificates, clippings, correspondence, and photographs documenting a small number of the many awards and honors received by Mailer over the years. Included are records of Mailer's nomination for the Gutenberg Award in 1949, an honorary doctoral degree from Rutgers University in 1969, and the Austrian Cross of Honor in 2002.
Photographs form the largest portion of the Personal subseries. Included are photographs of Mailer, his wives, children, other family members, and friends. They date from the 1940s to the 2000s, although several images of Mailer's family likely date from earlier in the 1900s. Among the notable images are photographs by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Robert Frank, and Inge Mörath.
Photographs are arranged chronologically, excepting several folders containing images of wives, family, and friends filed at the end of the subseries. Snapshots taken by Mailer and by friends and family are found throughout. Prints of dust jacket photos are present for several of his major books. Also present are several boxes of still images from Mailer's movies, Wild 90, Beyond the Law, and Maidstone. Mailer's 1969 New York mayoral campaign is well documented. Research photos of locations related to Harlot's Ghost, Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery, and Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story fill several boxes. A small number of additional photographs are located in Series II. Correspondence with incoming letters.
Other materials in Subseries B. include gambling records; drawings, doodles, and a watercolor painting by Mailer; and a small number of passports and other official documents.



 

Series V. Works by Other People, 1946-2005, undated (46 boxes)

Manuscript drafts for published and unpublished works by other people are found in Series V. Works By Others and to a lesser extent in Series II. Correspondence. Included in this series are literary and academic works by Mailer's family and friends, other well-known writers, aspiring authors, and students. Present are works from Jack Abbott, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, Norman Podhoretz, José Torres, Diana Trilling, and Dotson Rader. The works are arranged in alphabetical order by author name.
The largest segment of materials in the series consists of manuscripts for Norris Church Mailer's novel Windchill Summer. Dr. J. Michael Lennon's manuscripts for Norman Mailer: Works and Days constitute the second largest body of materials. In addition, the series contains numerous biographical notes and manuscripts by Mailer scholar and friend Dr. Robert Lucid, and original materials for Norris Church Mailer's stage play Go-See.
The bulk of the material consists of typed draft manuscripts, but artwork and drawings are also included. Several computer disks with electronic files have been transferred to the Ransom Center Electronic Records Collection. Some works by other people are located in other series. For example, the majority of materials for Jack Abbott's In the Belly of the Beast are filed in their original location in Series II. Correspondence.



 

Series VI. Serial Publications, 1941-2005 (13 serial boxes, 4 oversize boxes)

Series VI. consists of magazines, journals, and other serial publications containing Mailer essays, articles, and interviews. The material does not represent a complete collection of Mailer's output, but does include complete volumes of several significant and rare examples, such as the November-December 1941 edition of Story containing "The Greatest Thing in The World." Other publications found in the series include Commentary, Dissent, The New York Review of Books, and Partisan Review, as well as several foreign language magazines containing reprints of Mailer works or original articles. Materials in the series are arranged in alphabetical order by serial title.



Norman Mailer Papers--Container List

 

Series I. Literary and Other Activities, 1939-2005

Harvard
Class work and writing
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1.1-2.1Engineering Sciences, handwritten and typed class notes and papers, 1939-1943
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2.2-3.5English A, handwritten and typed class papers,1939-1940
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3.6Mathematics A, handwritten notes and assignments, 1939-1940
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3.7-4.12English A-1, handwritten and typed class papers, 1940-1941
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4.13Journal and notebooks, 1940-1942
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4.14Mathematics 2, handwritten notes and assignments, 1940-1941
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4.15Signet Society, handwritten draft speech and correspondence, 1941
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4.16-5.6English A-2, handwritten and typed class papers, 1941-1942
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5.7-13English A-3, handwritten and typed class papers, 1941-1942
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5.14, gf"Maybe Next Year," typed drafts and galley proofs, 1942
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5.15Philosophy, handwritten notes, 1941-1942
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5.16The Laughing Boys and Girls (unpublished story), handwritten manuscript, 1941
No Percentage (unpublished novel)
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6.1-2Notebooks, 1941
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6.3Handwritten draft, 1942
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6.4-6Typed draft fragments, 1942
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6.7-7.1Typed second draft, 1942
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7.2-8.1Bound typescripts, 1942
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8.2The Lock (unpublished story), typed draft, 1942
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8.3The Darndest Thing Happened on Mars (unpublished story), handwritten draft, 1942
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8.4Psychology/Fine Arts, handwritten and typed class notes and assignments, 1942-1943
A Transit To Narcissus (1978) (see also boxes 247-248)
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8.5The Naked and the Dead: A Play (unpublished basis for A Transit to Narcissus), typed draft, 1942
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8.6-7, 964Handwritten and typed notes, circa 1942-1943
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9.1Notebooks, circa 1942-1943
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9.2-10.3Typed draft fragments, circa 1942-1943
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10.4-6Composite draft, circa 1943
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10.7-8English A-5, handwritten and typed class papers, circa 1942-1943
"A Calculus at Heaven"
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10.9Notebook, 1942
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11.1-2Early typed drafts and fragments, 1942
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11.3-5Intermediate typed drafts and fragments, 1943
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11.6-12.2Late draft copies and fragments, circa 1943-1944
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12.3Correspondence and grade reports, 1939-1942
Publications and memorabilia
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12.4The Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 1939-1941
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12.5-6Pamphlets, brochures and clippings, 1939-1943
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12.7-31.1The Harvard Advocate, 1940-1943
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13.2Clippings, circa 1944
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13.3Army records, 1944-1946
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13.4Nostalgia, typed draft, 1945
The Naked and the Dead (1948)
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13.5, 968Handwritten note cards and notebook, 1946
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13.6-15.2Composite drafts and fragments, circa 1946-1947
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15.3Author's pasteup of cut galley proofs, 1948
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gfGalley and page proofs, 1948
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15.4-16.3Clippings and reviews, 1948
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16.4-8French translation by Jean Malaquais, typed drafts, circa 1949-1950
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16.9French reviews, 1950
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16.10, 963Post-war stories, writing journal, typed drafts, and note cards, 1946-1949
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17.1Wallace campaign, press releases, pamphlets, correspondence, and clippings, 1948
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17.2"The Naked are Fanatics and the Dead Don't Care," typed draft, 1948
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17.3-4"Do Professors Have Rights," clippings, press releases, pamphlets, typed notes and drafts, 1948
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17.5, 964Strike novel (unpublished), handwritten and typed notes and drafts, clippings, correspondence, 1948-1949
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17.6Newspaper clippings, 1948-1961
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17.7Marx/Lenin, handwritten and typed notes, circa 1949
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17.8Story: The Short Fiction of the Forties, advertising flyer, 1949
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18.1-2Waldorf Conference, clippings, correspondence, conference literature and reports, 1949
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18.3Notes for the war seminar, typed draft, circa 1949-1950
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18.4"The Greatest Thing in the World" (1941), typed short story used for film proposals, circa 1949-1950
Film treatments written with Jean Malaquais, circa 1949-1950
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18.5Our Different Lives, typed draft
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18.6-7Character of the Victim, typed draft
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18.8Retour de Manivelle, typed draft
Barbary Shore (1951)
Mrs. Guinevere
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19.1Typed first draft, 1949
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19.2Carbon of typed first draft, 1949
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19.3Typed second draft, 1949
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19.4Research material, circa 1950
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19.5, 964Handwritten notes and typed fragments, circa 1949
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19.6-20.1Typed second draft, 1950
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20.2-3Typed third draft, 1950
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20.4-5Fair copy of typed late draft, 1950
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21.1-2Photocopy of typed late draft, 1950
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21.3-4Printer's copy of typed draft, 1951
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21.5Notes, correspondence, publicity, and book jacket art, circa 1950-1951
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21.6"Great in the Hay," typed drafts, circa 1950
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21.7"Talk with Norman Mailer," photocopied reprint, 1951
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22.1, gf"The Defense of the Compass," typed drafts and galley proofs, circa 1951
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22.2Short stories/writing: The Blood of the Blunt; The Bouquet of Victory; Bugger; Dr. Bulganoff and the Solitary Teste; Duet; Good to See You; Love-Buds; Mellie, Mellie, I Caught You; The One Night Stand; La Petite Bourgeoise; The Thalian Adventure; unidentified fragments, circa 1951
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22.3"Our Country and Our Culture: A Symposium," typed draft contribution, circa 1951-1952
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22.4Journal, typed, 1952
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22.5"The Dead Gook," typed drafts, 1952
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22.6"The Paper House," typed draft, 1952
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22.7Autobiographical sketch, typed draft and correspondence, 1952
The Deer Park (1955)
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964, 970Note cards, name file, and idea file, circa 1952
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22.8-9Notebooks, circa 1952
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22.10-11Notes, handwritten and typed, circa 1952
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23.1"The Man Who Studied Yoga" (1956), typed drafts, 1952
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23.2Early notes and handwritten draft fragments, circa 1952
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23.3-6Early handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1952
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23.7Typed draft fragments, circa 1952
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24.1-5Composite drafts, circa 1952
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24.6-25.5Corrected typed drafts, 1952
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25.6-7Handwritten and typed journal entries, notes, and character sketches, 1953
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26.1-2Handwritten and typed second draft and notes, April-November 1953
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26.3Handwritten and typed third draft, circa 1953
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26.4Notebook with comments on second and third drafts, circa 1953
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26.5-6Typed carbon copy A, circa 1954
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27.1-2Typed carbon copy B, circa 1954
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27.3-4Typed mimeographed copy, circa 1954
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27.5-28.1Printer's copy, circa 1954
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28.2-3Rinehart page proofs, 1954
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28.4-5, gfRinehart galley proofs, 1954
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1011-1013Rinehart proof plates, 1955
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gfPutnam galley proofs, 1955
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28.6Promotional material, 1955-1956
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29.1-2, 969Draft fragments, readers' reports, notes, reviews, and correspondence, circa 1952-1955
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29.3"Backstage with Esky," photocopy of tearsheets, 1953
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29.4"The Language of Men," typed drafts, 1953
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29.5"The Notebook," typed draft, 1953
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29.6Notebook on bullfighting, 1954
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958Handwritten Spanish vocabulary flashcards, circa 1954
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29.7"The Meaning of 'Western Defense,'" handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1954
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29.8"In Re: Sidney Hook," typed drafts, 1954
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29.9"David Reisman Reconsidered," handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1954
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1014.1-3Lipton's journal, typed manuscript, photocopies, typed note card index, and handwritten notes, 1954-1955
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29.10"The Homosexual Villain," handwritten draft, circa 1955
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29.11"What I Think of Artistic Freedom," handwritten and typed drafts, 1955
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29.12"An Intimate Interview with Norman Mailer," tearsheets, 1955
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29.13P.E.N. Club speech, typed drafts, 1955
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29.14"The serious critical response…," handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1955
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29.15Clippings, 1955-1959
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29.16Notes for future books, circa 1955
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29.17Notes from women's prison, circa 1955
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29.18-30.1, 963Village Voice columns, handwritten and typed drafts, and note cards, 1955-1956
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30.2-3, 969Note cards and notebooks, circa 1956
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30.4The Necrophiliacs, typed draft fragment, circa 1956
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30.5Freud essay, handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1956
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30.6Review of Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, typed draft, 1956
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30.7City of God, handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1956-1957
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30.8"The White Negro (Superficial Reflections on the Hipster)," handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1957
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30.9Styron's Style, handwritten notes and drawings, circa 1957
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30.10Letter Re: Ezra Pound, handwritten draft, circa 1957
The Deer Park (play)
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30.11Author's marked copy of The Deer Park (1955), circa 1957
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31.1Early typed draft copy, circa 1957
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31.2-3Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments, 1957-1967
Unrealized epic novel
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31.4To Love and to Murder, typed drafts, circa 1957
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31.5Typed draft fragments, circa 1958
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31.6"Advertisement for Myself on the Way Out," typed draft and fragment, circa 1958
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31.7-32.1"The Time of Her Time," handwritten and typed notes and drafts, circa 1958
Advertisements For Myself (1959)
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32.2Handwritten and typed notes, circa 1958
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32.3Handwritten draft fragments, circa 1958
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32.4Handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1958
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32.5Handwritten and typed draft fragments and correspondence, circa 1958-1959
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32.6-33.2Handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1959
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33.3Poetry, handwritten drafts, circa 1959
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33.4-5"Sixty-nine Questions and Answers," composite draft of 1955 interview transcript with Mailer's added comments. Includes unpublished portions, circa 1959
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33.6Paul Gregory essay, handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1959
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33.7-34.1Part Two, revised composite draft, circa 1959
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34.2-4Part Three, revised composite draft, circa 1959
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34.5-35.1Part Five, revised composite draft, circa 1959
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35.2Late draft fragments, typed, circa 1959
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35.3, gfTyped printer's copy, galley proofs, and draft fragments, circa 1959
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35.4Typed draft table of contents and book jacket art, circa 1959
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35.5Review clippings, 1959
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35.6"Who Said What," typed draft, 1959
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35.7"Ingenue," handwritten and typed drafts and correspondence, 1959
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35.8"From Surplus Value to the Mass-Media," typed drafts, 1959
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35.9"An Eye on Picasso," handwritten and typed notes and drafts, circa 1959
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35.10"Buddies, or the Hole in the Summit: An Apocryphal and Interrupted Transcript," handwritten draft, circa 1959
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35.11"The Mind of an Outlaw," typed draft, circa 1959
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35.12-36.1Notebooks, circa 1959
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36.2, 963Typed notes and note cards re: The Golden Bough, circa 1959
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36.3"A Program for the Nation," handwritten and typed drafts, tearsheets, correspondence, 1959-1960
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36.4Yiddish studies, handwritten notes, circa late 1950s
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36.5Unidentified or unpublished writings and drawings, handwritten and typed fragments, circa late 1950s
The Deer Park (play)
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36.6-37.5Handwritten and typed playscript draft fragments, circa 1960
Twelve scene version
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37.6Synopsis for Actors Studio workshop, 1960
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37.7-10Handwritten and typed production notes, essays, and draft fragments, circa 1960
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38.1-3Typed draft fragments, 1960
Ten scene version
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38.4Corrected typed draft, 1960
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38.5Typed draft, 1960
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38.6Typed draft fragments and notes, 1960
Four act version
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39.1Typed draft, circa 1960
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39.2Composite typed draft, circa 1960
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39.3Typed draft carbon, circa 1960
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39.4Mimeographed playscript, circa 1960
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39.5"Excerpts from The Deer Park" [used in The Beats], handwritten and typed drafts, 1960
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40.1, 1000"Brooklyn Minority Report: 'She Thought the Russians Was Coming,'" handwritten and typed drafts, notes, and photographs, 1960
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40.2"A Letter From Provincetown," handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, clippings, 1960
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40.3-4"An Open Letter to Fidel Castro," handwritten and typed drafts, 1960
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40.5-6"Superman Comes to the Supermart," handwritten and typed drafts, 1960
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40.7Poems, handwritten and typed drafts of "The Harbors of the Moon,"  "Hunting," and one untitled poem, circa 1960
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40.8Camus essay, handwritten and typed fragments, circa 1960
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40.9Letter re: Edwin Fancher Review of The Balcony, handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1960
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40.10Theatre essays, handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1960
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40.11Bellevue stay, handwritten and typed notes, circa 1960 Research files
Research files
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41.1-3Handwritten and typed notes and drafts, circa 1960
Clippings
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41.4, 972General, 1960-1969
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973Styron, 1960
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41.5"A Farewell to His Honor," typed draft, 1961
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41.6Statement on Protest in City Hall Park of Civil Defense Drill, typed drafts and correspondence, 1961
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41.7"The Blacks," typed drafts, 1961
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41.8"Mailer to [Lorraine] Hansberry," handwritten and typed drafts, 1961
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41.9"Sex and Censorship in Literature and the Arts," typed drafts, 1961
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41.10"The First Day's Interview," handwritten and typed drafts and tearsheets, 1961
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41.11Untitled postscript to "The Time of Her Time," handwritten and typed drafts, 1961
Fisher novel
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41.12, 967Handwritten notes and note cards, 1961
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41.13Notebook, circa 1961
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41.14Handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1961
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41.15"An Interview with Norman Mailer," tearsheets, 1961
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42.1BBC interview with Colin MacInnes, typed transcript and correspondence, 1961
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42.2"Mailer Slashes at U.S. Apathy," newspaper article, 1961
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42.3"Norman Mailer in Austin," newspaper article, 1961
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42.4Foreword to Views of a Nearsighted Cannoneer by Seymour Krim, handwritten draft, 1961
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42.5Biographical statement, handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1961
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42.6Review of Valhalla, handwritten and typed draft, circa 1961
Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters) (1962)
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42.7-8Notebooks with handwritten draft poems, circa 1961
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42.9-10Handwritten draft poems, circa 1961
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42.11-43.3Handwritten and typed draft poems, circa 1961
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43.4-44.2Typed draft poems, circa 1961
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44.3Handwritten draft, 1961
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44.4-45.1Typed drafts, 1961
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45.2Typed printer's copy, circa 1961
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45.3, gfHandwritten draft poems, correspondence, jacket copy and galley proofs, circa 1961-1962
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45.4-46.2Paste-up, 1962
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46.3Blue proofs, 1962
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46.4Tearsheets, 1962
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46.5Promotional material, 1962
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46.6"Poem to the Book Review at Time," handwritten and typed drafts and correspondence, 1962
"The Metaphysics of the Belly"
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46.7Handwritten draft, 1962
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46.8Typed draft, 1962
"An Evening with Jackie Kennedy: Being an Essay in Three Acts"
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47.1Handwritten notes and handwritten and typed drafts, 1962
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47.2Typed drafts and tearsheets, 1962
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47.3"Truth and Being; Nothing and Time," handwritten and typed drafts of the original, uncut version, 1962
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47.4-7, 968"The Real Meaning of the Right Wing in America: Opposing Statements on the Role of the Right Wing in America Today: A Conservative's View by William F. Buckley, Jr; A Liberal's View by Norman Mailer," handwritten and typed research notes and drafts, circa 1962
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48.1Chicago poems and notebook, handwritten and typed drafts, 1962
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48.2-3Patterson-Liston fight in Chicago, press kit, magazines & clippings, 1962
"Ten Thousand Words a Minute"
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48.4-6Handwritten and typed draft, circa 1962
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48.7Corrected typed drafts and page proofs, 1963
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48.8"The Big Bite" (Esquire, November 1962), handwritten and typed drafts, 1962
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48.9"Sing the Ballad of the Sad Saint," tearsheet, 1962
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48.10"An Impolite Interview with Norman Mailer," typed preface and printed material, 1962
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48.11The Writer Speaks, typed interview transcript and correspondence, 1962
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48.12"The Big Bite," (Esquire, December 1962) handwritten and typed drafts, 1962
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48.13"Responses and Reactions I" (Commentary, December 1962), handwritten and typed drafts, and galley proof, 1962
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48.14"An Open Letter to JFK from Norman Mailer," handwritten and typed drafts, 1962
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48.15"The Big Bite" (Esquire, January 1963), typed draft, 1962
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48.16"Norman Mailer's New Year's Message," typed interview transcript, 1962
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48.17Unidentified poetry anthology, typed draft, circa 1962
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49.1"The Big Bite" (Esquire), handwritten and typed notes for columns, 1962-1963
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49.2Research file on Oswald and Cuba, clippings, 1962-1964
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49.3"Punching Papa," typed drafts, circa 1963
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49.4, gf"Responses and Reactions II" (Commentary, February 1963), handwritten and typed drafts, galley proof, 1963
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49.5"The Big Bite" (Esquire, March 1963), typed draft, 1963
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49.6"The Big Bite" (Esquire, April 1963), handwritten and typed drafts, 1963
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49.7"Responses and Reactions III" (Commentary, April 1963), handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1963
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49.8"The Big Bite" (Esquire, May 1963), typed draft, 1963
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49.9Mailer-Brower interview, typed transcript, 1963
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49.10Carnegie Hall speech, notes, tearsheets, and clipping, 1963
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49.11Deaths for the Ladies, German reviews, 1963
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49.12, gf"Responses and Reactions IV" (Commentary, June 1963), typed draft and galley proof, 1963
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49.13"Antidote," handwritten and typed drafts, 1963
"Some Children of the Goddess…"
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49.14Handwritten and typed drafts, 1963
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49.15Typed drafts and notes, 1963
Liston-Patterson fight in Las Vegas
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49.16Clippings, 1963
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50.1Press kit with handwritten notes and Mailer's personal effects, 1963
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50.2, gf"The Big Bite" (Esquire, July and August 1963), handwritten and typed drafts and galley proofs, 1963
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50.3"Responses and Reactions V" (Commentary, August 1963), handwritten and typed drafts, 1963
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50.4"The Big Bite" (Esquire, September 1963), handwritten and typed drafts, and page proofs, 1963
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50.5"The Talent and the Torment," tearsheets, 1963
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50.6"The Leading Man, or the Dark Ambiguities within Us All," typed draft and clippings, 1963
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50.7"Norman Mailer: The Art of Fiction XXXII," typed draft, 1963
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50.8"Responses and Reactions VI" (Commentary, October 1963), typed draft and page proof, 1963
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50.9, gf"The Big Bite" (Esquire, October 1963), typed drafts, page proof, and galley proofs, 1963
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50.10"The Mary McCarthy Case," handwritten and typed drafts, and clippings, 1963
The Presidential Papers (1963)
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50.11Tearsheets, circa 1963
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51.1-2Handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1963
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51.3-4Composite draft fragments and add copy, financial information and book jacket art, circa 1963
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51.5-52.1, gfPrinter's copy and galley proofs, 1963
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52.2Reviews, 1963
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52.3"The Big Bite" (Esquire, November 1963), typed drafts and page proofs, 1963
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52.4, gf"The Big Bite" (Esquire, December 1963), typed drafts and galley proofs, 1963
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52.5"The Fate of the Union: Kennedy and After," typed drafts and clipping, 1963
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52.6"The Last Night," handwritten and typed drafts, fragments, and page proofs, 1963
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52.7"Alimony Blues," handwritten draft, circa 1963
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52.8Book-of-the-Month Club, 1926-1962, mimeograph list, circa 1963
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52.9Research files on cancer, notes and printed materials, circa 1963
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52.10A Comment by Norman Mailer (letter re: Paul Goodman), handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1963
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52.11Picasso lecture, typed notes, circa 1963
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52.12Speeches on existentialism, clipping, flyers, and audience questions, circa 1963
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52.13William F. Buckley, Jr., notes, research materials, and draft fragments, circa 1963
An American Dream (1965)
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53.1Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments, circa 1963
Esquire eight-part serialization
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53.2-4Part 1, handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1963
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53.5-7Part 2, handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1963
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53.8-54.2, gfPart 3, handwritten and typed drafts and galley proofs, circa 1963
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54.3Part 1, tearsheet with corrections by Malaquais, 1964
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54.4Part 3, tearsheet with corrections, 1964
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54.5-8Part 4, handwritten and typed drafts and fragments, 1964
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54.9-55.3Part 5, handwritten and typed drafts and note on astrology, 1964
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55.4-5Part 6, handwritten and typed drafts and fragments, 1964
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55.6Part 6, galley proofs and revisions, 1964
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55.7-56.1Part 7, handwritten and typed drafts and fragments, 1964
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56.2-9Part 8, handwritten and typed drafts and fragments, 1964
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57.1Part 8 and Epilogue, typed draft, 1964
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57.2Composite draft fragments, circa 1964
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57.3-4Part 2 page proof, draft fragments, and notes, circa 1964
Novel
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57.5-6Esquire tearsheets with typed comments, 1964
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57.7-8Notebook pasteup of tearsheets with handwritten corrections, 1964
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57.9Handwritten notes and draft fragments, 1964
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58.1-8Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1964
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58.9-10Epilogue, author's note, and advertising blurbs, handwritten and typed drafts, 1964
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59.1-2Printer's copy, 1964
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59.3, gfGalley proofs and inserts, 1964
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59.4Critiques and readers' notes, 1964
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59.5Reviews, typed draft, and clipping, circa 1965
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59.6German reviews, 1965-1969
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59.7-60.2Typed screenplay, circa 1965
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60.3"Mailer vs. Scully," typed drafts, clippings, correspondence, tearsheet, 1964
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60.4"The Killer," handwritten and typed drafts, 1964
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60.5"Special Preface to the Bantam Edition,"The Presidential Papers, handwritten and typed drafts, 1964
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60.6"The Executioner's Song" [poem], handwritten draft, 1964
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60.7"A Vote for Bobby K.--Possibility of a Hero," handwritten and typed drafts, 1964
"In the Red Light: A History of the Republican Convention in 1964"
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60.8Pamphlets and research material, 1964
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60.9-10, 964Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments, clippings, 1964
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60.11Handwritten draft, 1964
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61.1Typed drafts, 1964
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61.2Late typed draft and correspondence, 1964
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61.3Pasteup of cut galley proofs, 1964
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61.4"The Best Man, 1964: To Pick Him, We Must Choose between Nostalgic Extremism and Overwhelming Moderation," handwritten and typed drafts, newspaper, 1964
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61.5"Talking of Violence," typed draft, 1964
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61.6Unidentified typed notes, fragments, and printed material, circa 1964
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61.7Artwork, including drawing, print, poster, postcards, clippings, and tearsheets, circa 1964
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61.8Essay on Naked Lunch, handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1965
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61.9, gf"Cities Higher than Mountains," typed drafts, galley proofs, clippings, correspondence and architectural drawings, circa 1965
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61.10Clay [Ali]-Liston fight in Lewiston, handwritten notes and correspondence, 1965
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61.11"Norman Mailer on LBJ," typed drafts, clippings, and correspondence, 1965
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62.1Research files on Vietnam, including notes, correspondence, and printed materials, 1965
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62.2"On Vietnam," handwritten and typed drafts, 1965
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62.3"Norman Mailer on Lindsay and the City," handwritten and typed drafts, 1965
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62.4Clay [Ali]-Patterson fight in Las Vegas, handwritten note, correspondence and press release, 1965
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62.5MLA piece, typed draft, 1965
Research files
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62.6Alaska, typed draft essay, correspondence, and printed material, circa 1965
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62.7Cancer, handwritten note, circa 1965
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62.8Delivery room procedures, typed notes, circa 1965
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62.9Memoirs of X, typed notes, circa 1965
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62.10Notebook re: Tom Wolfe
Cannibals and Christians (1966)
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62.11-63.3Draft fragments, 1965
"The Political Economy of Time"
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63.4Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1966
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63.5Typed draft fragments, 1966
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63.6Typed draft and editing notes, 1966
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64.1-65.3Composite draft, 1966
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65.4-5Page proofs, 1966
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65.6-67.2Rough dummy, 1966
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67.3-5, gfGalley proofs, printer's notes, handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1964
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68.1Book jackets, 1966
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68.2Publicity materials, 1966
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68.3Comment on In Cold Blood, handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1966
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68.4"Pearl or Jew?," typed draft, 1966
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68.5"Henry Miller," handwritten and typed drafts, memo, 1966
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68.6Comment on Welcome to Hard Times and Big as Life by E. L. Doctorow, typed drafts, 1966
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68.7-8"The Great American Mystery: A New Dissent on the Methods and Findings of the Warren Commission," handwritten and typed drafts, tearsheets, 1966
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68.9Interview with Richard Poirier, typescripts, 1966
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68.10Civil Rights, notes and research materials for talk with Stokely Carmichael, 1966
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68.11-12Vietnam, scrapbook clippings, 1966
Why Are We in Vietnam? (1967)
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68.13Handwritten draft fragments, 1966
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69.1-4Handwritten and typed draft fragments, and notes, 1966
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69.5-6Typed draft and handwritten notes, 1966
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69.7-8Typed draft, 1966
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70.1-3Composite typed draft, 1966
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70.4Corrected typed draft, 1966
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70.5, gfPage proofs and galley proofs, 1966
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71.1Reviews, 1967-1968
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71.2Typed playscript draft, circa 1967
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71.3"Mr. Mailer Passes Out the Cigars," handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments, circa 1967
The Deer Park: A Play (1967)
Stage play
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71.4Final draft of playscript, circa 1967
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71.5-7Bound playscript (shorter version), circa 1967
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72.1-2Bound playscript (longer version), circa 1967
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72.3Reviews, notes, and program, 1967
Book
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72.4-73.3Handwritten and typed notes, inserts, essays, and draft fragments, circa 1967
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73.4-74.1Typed draft fragments, circa 1967
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74.2Typed draft, scene 6, circa 1967
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74.3Typed draft, act I, circa 1967
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74.4"Playboy Interview: Norman Mailer," typed drafts and correspondence, 1967
Wild 90
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74.5-7Handwritten and typed screenplay fragments and notes, circa 1967
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75.1Typed screenplay photocopy, circa 1967
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75.3Publicity materials and correspondence, 1967-1968
The Short Fiction of Norman Mailer (1967)
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75.4Handwritten and typed draft of introduction, tearsheets, 1967
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75.5Typed draft fragment, 1967
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75.6Composite draft and correspondence, 1967
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75.7"In Clay's Corner," handwritten draft fragment, 1967
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75.8"Mr. Mailer Interviews Himself," typed draft, 1967
Beyond the Law
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75.9-76.1Typed audio transcript, 1967-1968
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76.2-3Typed screenplay, circa 1968
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76.4Typed screenplay fragments, circa 1968
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76.5Poster concept art, clipping, 1968
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76.6"The Crazy One," typed draft and tear sheets, 1967
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76.7"Some Dirt in the Talk," handwritten and typed draft, draft fragments, tearsheets, 1967
The Armies of the Night (1968)
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77.1Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments, clippings, circa 1967
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77.2-5Handwritten draft, 1967-1968
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77.6-78.4Early typed draft, circa 1968
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78.5-7Typed draft, circa 1968
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78.8Composite typed draft, circa 1968
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79.1-4, gfPrinter's copy and galley proofs, 1968
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79.5-6"The Steps of the Pentagon," readers' correspondence to Harper's magazine, 1968
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80.1Pulitzer Prize list, circa 1968
The Idol and the Octopus (1968)
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80.2Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments (also contains architectural blue lines and fragments of The Deer Park: A Play) circa 1968
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80.3Typed drafts, tearsheets, and research material, circa 1968
Maidstone
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80.4Typed outline, circa 1968
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80.5-7Editing notes, circa 1968
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75.2Handwritten and typed editing notes, circa 1968
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80.8Clippings, 1968-1984
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80.9Typed screenplay fragments, 1969, undated
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80.10Assistant's notes, 1969
Miami and the Siege of Chicago (1968)
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81.1Newspapers and clippings, 1968
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81.2, gfHandwritten and typed notes, draft fragments, and galley proof fragments, circa 1968
Miami
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81.3Republican ephemera, 1968
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81.4Republican press kit with handwritten notes, 1968
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81.5Handwritten draft, circa 1968
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81.6Composite draft fragments, 1968
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81.7-82.2Typed carbon drafts, 1968
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82.3Typed draft fragments, 1968
Chicago
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82.4Handwritten draft fragments and notes, 1968
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82.5-6Handwritten draft, 1968
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82.7-8Typed draft, 1968
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82.9Typed draft fragment, 1968
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83.1"Norman Mailer's Open Letter to Richard Nixon," handwritten and typed drafts, 1968
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83.2"Looking for the Meat and Potatoes--Thoughts on Black Power," handwritten and typed drafts, 1968
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83.3National Book Award acceptance speech, typed draft, 1969
Mayoral campaign
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83.4Typed transcripts of speeches, 1969
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83.5Publicity materials and correspondence, 1969
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83.6-8Volunteer lists and correspondence, 1969
Research files
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84.1Air pollution, 1969
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84.2City budget, 1969
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84.3-4Decentralization, 1969
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84.5-6General city and political, 1969
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85.1Housing, 1969
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85.2School, 1969
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85.3Transportation, 1969
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85.4Notes and clippings, 1968-1969
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999Photographs, circa 1969
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85.5"Why Are We in New York?," photocopy reprint titled "What Is Wrong with the City?," circa 1969
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85.6Statement on communism and October 15th moratorium, typed draft and correspondence, 1969
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85.7"Letter to the editor,"Writer's Digest, typed correspondence, 1969
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85.8"Norman Mailer, Film Maker," photocopy tearsheet of interview, 1969
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85.9-86.2The Armies of the Night, German reviews, 1969-1970
Of a Fire on the Moon (1971)
Research materials
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86-88*Technical manuals and reports, circa 1969 (* unfoldered)
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88*Books and pamphlets, circa 1969 (* unfoldered)
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89.1-90.1NASA mission commentary, 1969
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90.2-92.5NASA press releases and documents, 1969
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93.1-3, 1002NASA photographs, 1969 (* 70mm film reel removed to box 1002)
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93.4, 988, 996Clippings
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93.5Memorabilia, 1969
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94.1-4First on the Moon, typed manuscript copy, 1969
Life, three-part article
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95.1-2, 962, 964Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments, 1969
"A Fire on the Moon"
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95.3-4Handwritten and typed drafts, 1969
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95.5-96.2Typed drafts, 1969
"The Psychology of Astronauts"
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96.3-4Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1969
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96.5-7Typed drafts, 1969
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96.8Computer printout proof
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96.9-11"A Dream of the Future's Face," handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1969
Book
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97.1-3Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments, circa 1969
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97.4-98.1Early typed draft fragments, circa 1970
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98.2-99.9Intermediate typed draft fragments, 1970
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100.1-4Late typed draft fragments, 1970
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100.5-8Composite typed draft, 1970
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101.1-4Photocopy typed draft, 1970
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101.5-102.2, gfPrinter's copy and galley proofs, 1970
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102.3Book jacket art, 1970
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102.4Correspondence and clippings, 1969-1971
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102.5Unidentified handwritten and typed notes and drafts, circa 1960s
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102.6Letter to the editor, The New York Post, handwritten draft, 1970
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102.7Letter to the editor, Women's Wear Daily, handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, and clipping, 1970
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102.8Reflections on the Forms of the Coming Revolution, typed speech transcription, 1970
"The Prisoner of Sex"
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102.9, 963Research notes and clippings, circa 1970
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102.10Research material on D. H. Lawrence, circa 1970
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102.11Handwritten draft fragments, circa 1970
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103.1-2Early handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1970
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103.3-7Intermediate handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1971
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104.1-2Late typed draft and fragment, 1971
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104.3-4, gfPage proofs and galley proofs, 1971
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104.5Why Are We in Vietnam?, German reviews, 1970-1971
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104.6Of a Fire on the Moon, German reviews, 1971
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104.7"Ego," handwritten notes, typed drafts, computer printout proof, 1971
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104.8Statement on Charles Manson, handwritten draft, circa 1971
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104.9A Dialogue on Women's Liberation, typed transcript, publicity flyer, newspaper clipping, and correspondence, 1971
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104.10"My Mailer Problem," tearsheets, 1971
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105.1-2"A Course in Film-Making," handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1971
Maidstone: A Mystery (1971)
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105.3Typed pre-filming cast orientation, circa 1971
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105.4Handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1971
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105.5Typed first draft of screenplay, circa 1971
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105.6Typed screenplay, circa 1971
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105.7Typed screenplay with handwritten commentary, circa 1971
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106.1Composite second draft of epilogue, circa 1971
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106.2Typed draft carbon of epilogue, circa 1971
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106.3Handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1971
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106.4-5Late composite draft, circa 1971
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106.6"The Dick Cavett Show," Gore Vidal-Janet Flanner-Norman Mailer transcript, 1971
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107.1"Introduction to Deaths for the Ladies (and Other Disasters) ," typed drafts and clippings, 1971
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107.2-3Existential Errands (1972), composite drafts, outlines, and notes, 1971-1972
Ancient Evenings (1983)
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961, 965-6, 969Note cards
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107.4-5Research, printed material, circa 1972-1982
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107.6-8Handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, circa 1972
Book of the First-Born
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108.1Handwritten draft fragments, undated
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108.2Early typed draft fragments, undated
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108.3Early edited typed draft carbon, undated
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108.4Edited typed draft, undated
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108.5Typed draft photocopy, undated
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108.6Late typed draft, 1974
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108.7Late typed draft fair copy, circa 1974
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108.8-115.3Early working drafts, circa 1974
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115.4-116.4Corrected early draft, circa 1977
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117.1-118.1Corrected early draft carbons, circa 1977
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118.2-119.2 Second draft fragments, 1980
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119.3-4Corrected second draft A, 1981
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119.5-120.3Corrected second draft B, 1981
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120.4-121.2Corrected second draft C, 1981
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121.3-122.2 Corrected second draft D, 1981
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122.3-123.2 Corrected second draft fragments and correspondence, 1981, 1992
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123.3-4Corrected second draft carbons, 1981
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123.5-125.4 Typed third draft, 1982
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125.5-127.2 Corrected third draft, 1982
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127.3-128.2Corrected third draft fragments, 1982
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128.3-130.2Corrected final draft, 1982
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130.3-131.2Corrected final draft fragments, 1982
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131.3-132.4Final draft, 1982
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132.5-134.2Printer's copy, 1982
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134.3-5Early galley proofs, set one, 1982
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135.1-2Early galley proofs, set two, 1982
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135.3-5Early galley proofs, set three, 1982
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136.1-3Late galley proofs, set one, 1982
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136.4-5Late galley proofs, set two, 1982
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137.1-3Late galley proofs, set three, 1982
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137.4-6, gfPage proofs, 1982
Playboy excerpt
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138.1-3Edited typed draft, 1982
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138.4, gfCorrespondence and galley proofs, 1982
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138.5Bound proof and tearsheets, circa 1983
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138.6Correspondence, 1974-1986
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138.7Reviews and press, 1983-84
St. George and the Godfather (1972)
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139.1-141.3Research materials and clippings, 1972
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141.4-6, 964Handwritten notes and draft fragments, 1972
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142.1-144.1Typed drafts and fragments, 1972
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144.2Review clippings, 1972
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144.3"Mailer Finds Book Is No Advertisement for Himself, newspaper clipping, 1972"
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144.4Mailer-Laing Dialogue, background materials, 1972
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144.5Apollo 17, clippings and publicity statements, 1972
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144.6"Moral Superiority," handwritten draft, 1972
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144.7The Prisoner of Sex, German reviews, 1972-1974
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144.8St. George and the Godfather, German reviews, 1972-1974
Fiftieth birthday party
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145.1Correspondence and clippings, 1973
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145.2Invitations, attendance list, 1973
"The Morning After"
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145.3Handwritten and typed drafts, 1973
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145.4Typed drafts and note, 1973
The Fifth Estate
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145.5-6Mailing lists, subscription requests, 1973
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145.7Speaking tour, correspondence and clippings, 1973
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145.8Publications, 1973-1975
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145.9Essay, typed drafts, 1975
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145.10Newsletter and reports, 1975
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146.1-3Correspondence, 1973-1976
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146.4-147.3Research material, 1972-1976
"Mailer 'Misquoted' Self"
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147.4Handwritten draft, 1973
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147.5Typed draft, 1973
"A Transit to Narcissus"
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147.6Typed drafts, 1973
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148.1Page proofs and correspondence, 1973
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148.2Research materials and notes, 1973
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148.3Handwritten draft, 1973
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148.4Handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1973
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148.5Notebook on Watergate and Mike Wallace, circa 1973
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973-984Clippings on Watergate, 1973-1975
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148.6"The Capote Perplex: An Open Letter from Norman Mailer," handwritten and typed drafts, clipping, 1973
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148.7Marilyn Monroe press release, typed drafts, notes, and research material, 1973
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148.8"The Jewish Princess," proofs, 1973
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148.9"Marilyn," typed drafts, 1973
Marilyn: A Biography; Pictures by the World's Foremost Photographers (1973)
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148.10-11Research material, circa 1973
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149.1, 962Notes, research materials, clippings, correspondence, and photographs, 1973
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149.2-3Handwritten draft, circa 1973
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149.4-150.1Handwritten draft photocopy, circa 1973
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150.2-3Composite typed draft, 1973
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150.4-151.1Typed draft fragments, circa 1973
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151.2-3Typed late draft, 1973
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151.4-5Typed final draft, 1973
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152.1Page proofs, 1973
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152.2, gfGalley proofs, 1973
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152.3Publication and publicity materials, 1973
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152.4Advertisement for Marilyn: A Biography, handwritten and typed drafts, clippings, layout, circa 1973
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152.5Clippings, 1973-1974
Correspondence
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152.6Re: interviews, 1973
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152.7-153.1General, 1973-1976
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153.2-5German reviews, 1973-1976
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153.6Arthur Miller complaint, correspondence and Miller's corrections, 1973
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153.7Fred Lawrence Guiles complaint, correspondence and research documents, 1973
Maurice Zolotow complaint
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154.1-3Correspondence, research and legal documents, 1974
Research materials
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154.4Mailer's marked copy of Marilyn: A Biography, 1974
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155.1Zolotow books, 1974
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155.2Martin book, 1974
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155.3Newspaper clipping ("Prophets and Profits," by George F. Will), 1973
"Mailer on Marriage and Women"
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155.4Typed interview transcript, 1973
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155.5Typed draft, 1973
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155.6"Existential Aesthetics: An Interview with Norman Mailer," typed transcripts of interview by Laura Adams and of speech at Wright State University, 1973
The Faith of Graffiti (1974)
Book
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156.1Research notes and information, circa 1973
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156.2-3Handwritten draft (and copy), circa 1973
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156.4Early typed drafts, circa 1973
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156.5-6, gfTyped drafts, galley proofs, and unbound gatherings, 1974
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1004Photographs only mock-up for British edition Watching My Name Go By, 1974
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156.7Publicity, reviews, and correspondence, 1974
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156.8Business and press-related correspondence and notes, 1974
Esquire
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156.9, gfPage proofs, galley proofs, and correspondence, 1974
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156.10Tearsheets (partial), 1974
Preface to The Joker by Jean Malaquais
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157.1Correspondence and research material, 1973-1974
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157.2Handwritten and typed drafts, 1973-1974
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157.3-4David Young interview, typed transcripts and correspondence, 1973-1974
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157.5Existential Errands and St. George and the Godfather, German reviews, 1974
"The Rolling Stone Interview"
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157.6Typed drafts, correspondence, and clippings, 1974
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157.7-158.2Typed transcripts, 1974
"The Talk of the Town: Notes and Comments"
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158.3Handwritten draft (and copy), 1974
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158.4Typed drafts, 1974
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158.5"Norman on Senator [Jacob] Javits," typed draft, clipping, and correspondence, 1974
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158.6"Gladiators: For Hemingway," handwritten and typed drafts and correspondence, 1974
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158.7Barbary Shore (play), programs, clippings, and correspondence, 1974
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158.8"Some Notables Name Their Bests," handwritten and typed drafts, clipping, 1974
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158.9Blurb for The Life and Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe by Robert Slatzer, typed draft, 1974
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158.10TV statement re: David Brudnoy/Marilyn, 1974
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158.11"Norman Mailer: 'The Time of Her Time,'" (preface), typed draft, 1974
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158.12Blurb for The American Condition by Richard Goodwin, typed drafts, 1974
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158.13Blurb for Natural Selection [A Girl Like Me?] by Sandy Harmon, handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1974
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158.14Blurb for Lucky Luciano, typed drafts, 1974
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158.15"Expletive Restored," handwritten and typed drafts and correspondence, 1974
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158.16Untitled remarks re: William F. Buckley, circa 1974
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158.17Chinese poetry translation, photocopies with handwritten notations, circa 1974
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158.18Blurb for Lenny Bruce by Frank Kofsky, typed draft, circa 1974
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158.19Newspaper advertisement re: contractor Florido Testa, typed draft, circa 1974
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158.20Blurb for University of Notre Dame, typed drafts, circa 1974
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158.21Research materials re: computers, circa 1974
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158.22Preface to Fiction Writer's Handbook by Hallie and Whit Burnett, handwritten and typed drafts and correspondence, 1974-1975
Some Honorable Men (1976)
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158.23Handwritten draft of preface, 1974
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158.24Typed drafts, 1974
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159.1, gfTyped drafts and galley proofs, 1974-1975
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159.2-5Printer's copy, 1976
The Fight (1975)
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160.1-5Press kit, clippings, research materials, and notes, 1974
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160.6Press pass, 1974
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160.7Notebooks, 1974
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963Note cards
Book
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161.1Handwritten draft, Part I, 1974
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161.2Handwritten draft, Part II, 1974
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161.3Handwritten draft, Part II, Chapter 1, 1974
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161.4Handwritten draft (copy), Part II, 1974
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161.5-6Handwritten draft fragments (copy), 1974
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161.7-162.4Early typed drafts, circa 1974
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162.5Handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1974
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162.6-7Typed drafts (copies), 1974-1975
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163.1Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1974-1975
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163.2-164.7Typed draft fragments, circa 1975
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164.8-165.1Typed drafts, Part I, circa 1975
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165.2-3Typed drafts, Part II, circa 1975
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165.4-6Complete late typed draft (copy), 1975
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166.1-3, gfPrinters copy and galley proofs, 1975
Playboy
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166.4Early corrected typed draft, 1974
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166.5-167.1 Typed draft, Part I, 1974-1975
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167.2Corrected typed draft, Part II, circa 1974
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167.3, gfTyped draft and galley proof, Part I, 1975
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167.4"Black Family Day," typed transcript, 1975
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167.5Reviews, 1975
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167.6-7German reviews, 1976
Genius and Lust: A Journey Through the Major Writings of Henry Miller (1976)
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168.1Research materials, circa 1975
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168.2Excerpts and quotes, circa 1975
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168.3Handwritten note cards, circa 1975
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168.4-169.6Handwritten and typed notes, draft fragments, clippings and correspondence, 1974-1977
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169.7Typed draft fragments (copy), 1975
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169.8Typed draft carbon, 1976
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169.9-170.2Corrected typed drafts, circa 1976
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170.3Pasteup pages, circa 1976
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170.4-171.3, gfPrinter's copy and galley proofs, 1976
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171.4Correspondence regarding Bantam edition, 1977
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171.5Pages from Bantam edition, circa 1977
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171.6Horoscopes [in Italian], circa 1975
Once Upon a Time in America (screenplay)
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172.1Working notes, 1975
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172.2-6Composite first draft, 1975
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172.7-8Typed first draft, 1975
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173.1Typed first draft A, Part I, 1975
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173.2Typed first draft A, Part II, 1975
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173.3Typed first draft B, Part I, 1975
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173.4Typed first draft B, Part II, 1975
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173.5-174.3Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1975
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174.4Handwritten notes and notebook, 1975
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174.5"Two Letters from Frank Crowther," handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1975-1976
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174.6From Poetry to Espionage (lecture), typed drafts, 1975
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174.7-8"Norman Mailer on Women, Love, Sex, Politics, and All That!," handwritten and typed drafts, and correspondence, 1975
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174.9-10"The Murder File," handwritten and typed drafts, research material, circa 1975
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175.1"Before He's Naked or Dead, Norman Mailer Goes for Broke: The Biggest Novel of All," monographs, tearsheets, and correspondence, 1975
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175.2Foreword to St. Patrick's Day with Mayor Daley, and Other Things Too Good to Miss by Eugene Kennedy, handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1975
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175.3-4"The Meaning of Vietnam," faxed handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1975
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175.5Lecture at College of Marin, notes, research material, and typed draft, 1975
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175.6Prefaces for new Berkley editions, handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, jacket dummies, 1976
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175.7"Letter to the editor,"People Weekly, handwritten draft, 1975
"Trial of the Warlock"
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175.8-176.1Typed drafts, notes, 1975
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176.2Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1975
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176.3, gfLate typed draft, galley proofs, and correspondence, 1975-1976
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176.4-177.2, 963Fitzgerald/Hemingway research materials, notes, correspondence and handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1975
"A Harlot High and Low: Reconnoitering through the Secret Government"
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177.3Typed notes and quotations, 1975
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177.4-178.1Research materials, notes, and clippings, 1975
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178.2Page proof, 1976
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178.3-179.3Typed draft fragments, 1976
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179.4Typed corrections, 1976
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179.5Final typed drafts, 1976
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179.6Handwritten draft, circa 1976
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180.1"Henry Miller: Celebrating a Cause Celebre," tearsheet, 1976
"The Search for Carter"
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180.2Typed interview transcript, 1976
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180.3Early typed draft and notes, 1976
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180.4Typed draft fragments, 1976
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180.5, gfLate typed drafts and galley proofs, 1976
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180.6Clippings and correspondence, 1976
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180.7Viking project, correspondence and publicity materials, 1976
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180.8"Set Theory," handwritten and typed drafts, and correspondence, 1976
"A Conversation between Norman Mailer and John Ehrlichman: The CIA and Watergate"
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181.1Typed drafts and notes, 1976
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181.2Proofs and correspondence, 1976
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181.3Typed interview transcript, 1976
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181.4Preface to Papa: A Personal Memoir by Gregory Hemingway, handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1976
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181.5Marilyn, German reviews, 1976
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181.6Thoughts on Writing (speech at the 27th Annual National Book Awards), typed drafts, correspondence, and clipping, 1976
Research files
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181.7Celebrity Bulletin, 1976-1977
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181.8Cancer-related clippings and reports, 1976-1977
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181.9"Our Man at Harvard," typed drafts, correspondence, 1976-1977
Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots (1980)
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182.1Page proofs and correspondence, 1976-1977
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182.2Typed draft fragments and research information, circa 1977
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182.3-4Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1977
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182.5Corrected typed draft, 1977
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183.1-2Typed drafts, 1977
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183.3Late typed draft carbon, 1977
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183.4Typed draft carbon fragments, 1977
The Executioner's Song (1979)
Book
Source files, circa 1976-1978
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184.1Doug Adler
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184.2T. Aiken
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184.3Paul Akins
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184.4Bob Anderson
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184.5Wayne Anderson
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184.6Charles Baker
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184.7April Baker
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184.8-185.2Kathryne Baker
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185.3Rikki Baker
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185.4Sterling Baker
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185.5Sue Baker
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185.6Jay Baker
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185.7James Barrett
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186.1Basketball scores
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186.2Frank Blalm
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186.3Tony Borne
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186.4Mary Bernardie
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186.5-187.2Bessie Gilmore
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187.3Mildred Bigler
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187.4Dennis Boaz
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187.5Brenda
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187.6Mark Brown
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187.7Deborah Bushnell
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187.8Caffee & Dutson
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187.9Sheriff Cahoon
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188.1-2Cline Campbell
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188.3Camus
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188.4Vince Capitain
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188.5Carbons of interviews
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188.6Dr. Christiansen
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188.7Glade Christiansen
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188.8Rusty Christianson
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188.9Chronology, 1940-1977
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188.10Clippings, January 1977
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188.11Val Conlin
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188.12Corbridge
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189.1-2Mont Court
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189.3Mont Court, Brenda Nicole
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189.4Court chronology
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189.5Hoyt Cupp
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189.6Brenda Damico
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189.7Vern Damico
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189.8Vern, Ida & Brenda
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189.9Dedication
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189.10Mike Demar
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189.11Greg Dobbs
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189.12Carol Doran
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190.1Earl Dorius
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190.2Dramatis personae
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190.3Porter Dutson
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190.4Dynamite Shave
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190.5Leroy Earp
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190.6Esplin & Snyder
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190.7Barry Farrell
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190.8Richard Frazier
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190.9Bud Fuller
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190.10Duane Fulmer
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191.1Pete Galavan
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191.2Giaugues & Groh
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191.3-4Gibbs
Gary Gilmore
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191.5-192.4Interviews, circa 1976
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192.5Favorite songs, circa 1976
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192.6Horoscope, circa 1976
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192.7Notes/General
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192.8Prison report
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193.1Judge Grow
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193.2Tony Gurney
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193.3Bob Hansen
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193.4Phil Hensen
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193.5D. & S. Hiblar
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193.6Sally Hibler
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193.7Mildred Hillman
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193.8Houdini
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193.9Robert J. Howell
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193.10Idaho Falls
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193.11Dr. Jarvis
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193.12Jensen
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193.13Colleen Jensen
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193.14Johnny & Brenda
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193.15Leads
Letter narratives
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193.16August, 1976
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193.17August-September, 1976
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194.1September, 1976
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194.2October, 1976
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194.3November, 1976
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194.4Letters, salutations & signoffs
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194.5Judge Lewis
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194.6Tom Lyden
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194.7Kathy Maynard
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194.8Maps
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194.9Marion
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194.10Wayne McDonald
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195.1Grace McGinnis
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195.2Spencer McGrath
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195.3Chief McMann
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195.4Father Meersman
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195.5Harry Miller
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195.6John Mills
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195.7Milwaukee bishop
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195.8Pam Mitchell
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195.9Bob Moody
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195.10Moody, Stanger
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195.11Bill Newell
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195.12Sandy Newman
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196.1Gerald Neilsen
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196.2Andrew Newton
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196.3-197.5Nicole Baker (Barrett)
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198.1-2Nicole narrative carbons
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198.3Captain Nolan
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198.4Notes
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198.5Glen Overton
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198.6Lt. Peacock
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198.7Lily Pons
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198.8Prison bio & psychiatric information
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198.9Prison tour
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199.1Roe
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199.2Lawrence Satchenberger
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199.3-4Larry Schiller
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199.5Bishop Seely
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199.6Warden Sam Smith
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199.7Tamera Smith
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199.8Craig Snyder
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199.9Ron Stanger
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200.1Ron Stanger & Bob Moody
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200.2Linda Stokes
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200.3Frank Taylor
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200.4Craig Taylor
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200.5Used
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200.6Wadman
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200.7Judith Walback
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200.8Robert Watson
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200.9-10Dr. Wesley Weissert
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200.11Captain Whitley
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200.12Tolly Williams
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200.13Joe Winter
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201.1Woods
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201.2Noall Wooten
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201.3Tom Wyden
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201.4Mr. X
Research files
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201.5-203.5Research documents, circa 1977
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204.1Calendar, April 4, 1976-January 29, 1977
Research notebooks
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204.2July 23-August 3, 1976
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204.3August, 1976
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204.4August 1-12, 1976
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204.5August 13-27, 1976
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204.6August 28-31, 1976
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204.7September, 1976
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204.8September 1-12, 1976
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204.9September 13-23, 1976
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205.1September 24-30, 1976
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205.2October 1-4, 1976
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205.3October 5-6, 1976
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205.4October 7 [1976], Part I, trial transcript
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205.5October 7, Part II- October 16, 1976
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205.6October [1976] chronology
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205.7October 17-November 1, 1976
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205.8October 31-November 6, 1976
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205.9November 7-9, 1976
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206.1November 7-13, 1976
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206.2November 16, 1976
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206.3November 17-30, 1976
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206.4November 19-23, 1976
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206.5November 24-27, 1976
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206.6November 28-30, 1976
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206.7Schiller, Dorius in December 1976
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206.8December 1-4, 1976
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207.1December 1-31, 1976
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207.2December 5-11, 1976
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207.3December 12-18, 1976
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207.4December 18-25, 1976
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207.5December 26-31, 1976
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207.6January [1977] index by person
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207.7January 1-8, 1977
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208.1January 1-17, 1977
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208.2January 9-12, 1977
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208.3January 13-14, 1977
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208.4January 15, 1977
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208.5January 16, 1977 (to 7 PM)
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208.6January 16 (7 PM)- January 17, 1977 (1 AM)
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208.7January 17, 1977 (4-8 AM)
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209.1January 17, 1977 (8-9 AM)
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209.2-3Legal material, January 16 (6 PM)- January 17, 1977 (7:30 AM)
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209.4January 17, 1977 (9 AM on)
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209.5Schiller interviews, circa 1977
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209.6Gibbs interview and typed notes, circa 1977
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209.7Epilogue, circa 1977
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210.1Incomplete interview chronology, handwritten and typed notes, circa 1977
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210.2-3Timeline and notes, circa 1977
Photocopied correspondence, circa 1977
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210.4-7Between Gilmore and Nicole Baker (Barrett)
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211.1-2From Gilmore to Nicole Baker (Barrett)
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211.3Incoming to Gilmore
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211.4Gibbs manuscript, circa 1977
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211.5Notes to be typed, circa 1977
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211.6-228.5, 961, 965Working notes and draft fragments, circa 1978
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228.6Working typescript draft fragments, circa 1978
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228.7Early corrected typed draft fragment, circa 1978
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229.1-3Early incomplete edited typed draft, circa 1978
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229.4-6Corrected typed draft fragment, circa 1978
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229.7-230.1Incomplete edited typed draft, circa 1978
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230.2-231.6Edited typed draft, circa 1978
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232.1-233.4Corrected typed draft, circa 1978
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233.5-235.3Typed fair copy, circa 1979
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235.4-236.6Incomplete typed fair copy, circa 1979
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237.1-4Revised typed pages, circa 1979
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237.5-239.4Copy edited typed draft, 1979
Galley proofs
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239.5-240.3Corrected fragments, 1979
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240.4-7Uncorrected, incomplete duplicate set, 1979
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240.8-241.4Uncorrected page proofs, 1979
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241.5Cover concept art and type-related correspondence, 1979
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241.6Composition order for mass market paperback edition, 1979
Correspondence
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241.7Business, 1977-1979
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241.8Legal and financial, 1976-1979
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241.9Publicity, 1979
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241.10Schiller, 1977-1979
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241.11Interviews, 1978
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242.1Errors, 1979-1981
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242.2Social, 1977-1980
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242.3-4Phone logs and date books, circa 1977-1978
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242.5Review clippings, 1979
Playboy excerpts
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242.6Correspondence, 1979
October issue
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242.7Edited draft and handwritten notes, 1979
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242.8, gfGalley proofs edited for Playboy excerpt, 1979
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242.9Page proof, 1979
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242.10-11November issue, galley proofs edited for Playboy excerpt, 1979
Film version
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242.12Budget, 1979
Screenplay
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242.13-243.1Working notes, circa 1980
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243.2Pasteup working draft, circa 1980
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243.3-5Working draft fragments, circa 1980
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243.6-244.6 Typed draft fragments, circa 1981
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244.7Typed first draft fragment with handwritten notes, circa 1981
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244.8-9Composite first draft, circa 1981
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245.1-3Typed first draft, 1981
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245.4-246.1Typed second draft, 1981
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246.2-5Pre-production drafts with revised pages, 1981
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247.1-3Principal photography drafts, 1981
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247.4Comment on the Select Committee on Assassinations, handwritten and typed drafts, circa 1977
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247.5Ray Bonetry film treatment, 1977
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247.6"The Dick Cavett Show" [with Mailer, Janet Flanner, and Gore Vidal], transcripts, clippings, and correspondence, 1977-1978
A Transit to Narcissus (1978) [see also boxes 8-10]
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247.7-248.1Typescript, circa 1943
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248*Bound second typescript, circa 1943 (*unfoldered)
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248.2Typed draft introduction, circa 1978
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249.1"Novelist Shelved," handwritten and typed drafts, clipping, 1979
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249.2"An Interview with Norman Mailer," typed drafts and correspondence, 1979
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971, 973-4General clippings and research material, circa 1970s
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249.3Unidentified handwritten and typed notes and drafts, circa 1970s
Of Women and Their Elegance (1980)
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249.4Correspondence, 1978-1980
Research
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249.5-8Interviews, 1979
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250.1Script: The Prince and the Showgirl, 1979
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250.2Notes, clippings, 1979
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250.3Photographs, late 1970s
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250.4Photograph notes, 1979
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250.5Handwritten draft, circa 1979
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250.6Handwritten draft fragments, circa 1980
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250.7Fair copy typed draft carbon, circa 1980
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250.8Incomplete, corrected typed draft, circa 1980
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251.1-2Revised and rejected typed fragments, circa 1980
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251.3-5Typed draft fragments, circa 1980
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251.6Late typed draft photocopy, circa 1980
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252.1-2Clean typed draft, 1980
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252.3Handwritten and typed drafts of afterword, circa 1980
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252.4Revised galley proofs, circa 1980
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252.5Page proofs for Ladies' Home Journal excerpt, 1980
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252.6Pasteup samples, 1980
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252.7Advertising copy, circa 1980
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252.8Pre-publication unbound promotional copy, 1980
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252.9Publicity itinerary, 1980
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252.10Review clippings, 1981
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253.1Essay on Jimmy Carter, 1980
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253.2-3"Before the Literary Bar," handwritten and typed drafts and fragments, 1980
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253.4"Mailer on Ragtime," handwritten and typed drafts, 1980
"Cousins"
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253.5Handwritten and typed drafts, 1980
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253.6Illustration by Norris Church Mailer, 1980
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253.7Introduction to Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture by Abbie Hoffman, handwritten and typed drafts, 1980
Ragtime
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253.8Bound screenplay, 1980
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253.9Call sheets and production lists, 1980
"Until Dead: Thoughts on Capital Punishment"
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253.10Handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1981
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253.11Research material, 1981
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253.12"A Sinister Occupation," handwritten and typed drafts, 1981
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254.1The Executioner's Song (book), French reviews, 1981
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254.2Jack Abbott, handwritten and typed comments and clippings, 1981
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254.3"Norman Mailer: The Interview," typed interview transcripts, 1981
Pieces and Pontifications (1982)
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254.4Correspondence and memo of agreement, 1981
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254.5Typed draft of Lennon's introduction and working draft fragments, circa 1982
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254.6Lennon's typed notes, circa 1982
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254.7Handwritten and typed draft fragments, tear sheets,circa 1982
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254.8-255.1Edited interviews, circa 1982
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255.2Typed drafts of David Young interview, circa 1982
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255.3Typed, edited essays, circa 1982
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255.4-5Photocopied essays and interviews, handwritten and typed drafts and fragments, circa 1982
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256.1Handwritten and typed draft fragments, clippings, notes, and correspondence, circa 1982
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256.2-4Printer's copy, circa 1982
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256.5Galley proofs, circa 1982
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256.6Uncorrected advance proof, 1982
Strawhead
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257.1Correspondence, 1981-1986
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257.2Legal and financial materials, 1981-1986
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257.3Handwritten notes, undated
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257.4Early handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments,circa 1981
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257.5Early corrected partial draft, circa 1984
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257.6Handwritten and typed drafts of script preface, circa 1984
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257.7-8Incomplete typed drafts with notes and corrections, circa 1984
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257.9Typed draft A of earlier version, photocopy with notes, circa 1984
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257.10Typed draft B of earlier version, photocopy with notes, circa 1984
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257.11Typed draft with handwritten note, circa 1984
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258.1Typed draft with notes and stage directions, circa 1984
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258.2-259.1Handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1985
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259.2-6Typed drafts with corrections, circa 1985
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260.1-2Late typed drafts, circa 1985
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260.3Bound playscripts, circa 1985
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260.4Photocopied playscript, circa 1985
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260.5Rehearsal schedules and notes, 1985-1986
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260.6Clippings, 1986
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260.7Galley proof for Vanity Fair excerpt, 1986
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261.1"The Dick Cavett Show," transcripts, 1982
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261.2Comment on "One from the Heart," typed draft, circa 1982
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261.3Foreword to Dear Muffo: 35 Years in the Fast Lane by Harold Conrad, handwritten and typed drafts, clipping, 1982
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261.4Pappas Fellowship, correspondence, schedules, and booklets, 1983
"The Poor American in London: The British Elections as Seen through the Trained Eye of an Innocent Abroad"
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261.5Notes and research material, 1983
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261.6-7Handwritten and typed drafts, 1983
"All the Pirates and People: Norman Mailer Discovers the Man Who Is Clint Eastwood"
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261.8Research material, 1983
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261.9Handwritten and typed drafts, 1983
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261.10Photocopy page proofs and correspondence, 1983
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262.1"Dwight McDonald: 1906-1982," handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1983
Foreword to Oswald's Game by Jean Davison
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262.2Handwritten and typed drafts, 1983
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262.3-4Copy of Davison manuscript, 1983
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262.4-6Norman Mailer: Selected Criticism, composite draft, 1983
Rosy Crucifixion (screenplay)
Research
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262.7-263.3Tearsheets from Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus, and Plexus, notes, circa 1983
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263.4-5Marked copies of Miller books, circa 1983
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264.1Handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1983
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264.2Early draft fragment with notes, circa 1983
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264.3Typed first draft with corrections, circa 1983
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264.4Typed first draft (copy), circa 1983
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264.5Typed first draft carbon, circa 1983
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264.6Typed second draft with corrections, circa 1983
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264.7Typed second draft (copy), circa 1983
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265.1Typed second draft carbon, circa 1983
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265.2Typed late draft, circa 1983
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265.3Typed late draft with corrections, circa 1983
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265.4Typed late draft (copy), circa 1983
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265.5Typed late draft carbon and fragments, circa 1983
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1984)
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266.1, 961, 969Handwritten and typed notes and draft fragments, 1983
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266.2-3Early composite draft, 1983
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266.4Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1983
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266.5-267.1Typed draft fragments, 1983
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267.2Incomplete composite draft, 1983
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267.3-4Incomplete corrected typed draft, 1983
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267.5-268.1Early clean typed draft, 1983
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268.2Incomplete typed draft, 1983
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268.3-5Complete typed first draft with corrections, 1983
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268.6-269.2Typed second draft carbon, 1983
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269.3Handwritten and typed rejected/reworked pages and notes, circa 1983
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269.4Judith McNally's handwritten and typed reading notes, circa 1983
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269.5Early galley proof, 1984
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269.6Master galley proof, first set, 1984
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270.1Master galley proof, second set, 1984
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270.2Late galley proof, first set, 1984
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270.3Late galley proof, second set, 1984
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270.4Final galley proof, 1984
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271.1Uncorrected proof, circa 1984
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271.2-3Text reproduction, 1984
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271.4Flap copy, 1984
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271.5Blue proofs, 1984
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271.6British publicity materials, 1984
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271.7Clippings, 1983-1984
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271.8Page and galley proofs for Vanity Fair excerpt, 1984
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271.9Book reviews, 1984
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271.10Handwritten and typed drafts of preface for Franklin Mint edition, circa 1984
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271.11German reviews, 1985-1986
P.E.N.
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272.1Annual report, 1983-1984
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272.2Meeting minutes and membership information, 1983-1993
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272.3Financial and fundraising materials, 1983-1985
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272.4Executive Committee meeting (June 20), 1984
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272.5P.E.N. American Center publications and projects, circa 1984
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272.6Correspondence, 1984
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272.7Clippings, 1984-1986
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272.8Non-P.E.N. printed materials, 1984
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273.1Correspondence, 1985-1987, undated
48th International P.E.N. Congress
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273.2Program, clippings, and correspondence, 1986
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273.3Handwritten and typed drafts of keynote speech, circa 1986
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273.4"Jackie: The Prisoner of Celebrity," typed drafts and tearsheets, 1983
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273.5Mercy College speech, handwritten notes, 1984
"A Country, Not a Scenario"
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273.6, gfHandwritten and typed drafts, galley proofs, 1984
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273.7Correspondence, 1984
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273.8"Huckleberry Finn, Alive at 100," handwritten and typed drafts, research material, clippings, and tearsheets, 1984
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273.9Space Bridge proposal, correspondence, photographs, and printed material, 1984
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273.10"Face the Press," typed transcript, 1984
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273.11Hazards and Sources--Some Thoughts on Writing, handwritten and typed drafts, 1984
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273.12Kill the News-Hawks, typed transcripts of Mailer's comments to the Connecticut College Writer's Conference, 1985
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273.13Introduction to new edition of After the Lost Generation: A Critical Study of the Writers of Two Wars by John Aldridge, handwritten and typed drafts, 1985
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273.14Comment on Tennessee Williams biography, handwritten fragment, circa 1985
King Lear
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274.1Contracts and correspondence, 1985-1986
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274.2Research material, 1986
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274.3Typed draft fragments, 1986
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274.4-5Typed drafts, 1986
Harlot's Ghost (1991)
Research
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274.6-7, 958-61, 969Note cards, undated
CIA, notes and tearsheets, undated
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275.1Angleton-Bagby
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275.2Barker-Bissell
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275.3Blake-Conien
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275.4Cubela-Fensterwald
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275.5Fitzgerald-Harvey
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276.1Helms-Hunt
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276.2Hunt
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276.3Kirkpatrick-Martinez
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276.4McCord
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276.5Mullen-Philby
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277.1Phillips-Wisner
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277.2-278.2General research materials, circa 1985-90
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278.3Handwritten notes, bound volume, circa 1987
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278.4Chuck Pfeifer, typed interview transcript, 1989
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278.5The Fish Is Red, photocopy, undated
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278.6Russia, photocopies, tearsheets and pamphlets, undated
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*Mailer's marked copy of Strange Ground: Americans in Vietnam, 1945-1975, an Oral History and Widows: Four American Spies, the Wives They Left Behind, and the KGB's Crippling of American Intelligence (* transferred to Library)
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278.7Handwritten character timeline charts, undated
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279.1-283.1Early handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1986
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283.2-284.4Fair copy typed draft fragments, undated
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284.5-288.2Typed draft fragments with corrections, undated
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288.3-291.2Typed draft fragments with corrections photocopy, undated
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291.3-300.2Intermediate handwritten and typed draft fragments, undated
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300.3-303.2Intermediate handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1990
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303.3-305.4Faxes of typed draft fragments with corrections, 1990
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305.5-306.3Partial composite draft with corrections, circa 1990
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306.4Incomplete typed draft with corrections, circa 1990
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306.5-307.2Retyped draft fragments, circa 1990
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307.3-308.5Incomplete composite draft, circa 1990
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308.6-310.3Incomplete typed draft with corrections, circa 1990
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310.4-311.5Complete typed draft A, circa 1990
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311.6-313.1Complete typed draft B, circa 1990
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313.2-316.4Draft fragments from 1990 revisions, 1990
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316.5Correspondence and copy editor's notes, circa 1990
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316.6-319.1Copyedited draft, 1990
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319.2-4Incomplete printer's copy with corrections, circa 1990
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319.5-322.4Printer's copy with corrections, 1990
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322.5Copy editor's comments, 1990
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322.6Composition samples, 1991
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322.7Author's note, typed drafts, 1991
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322.8Back matter, typed drafts, 1991
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322.9-323.2Readers' comments, 1991
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323.3Judith Exner comparison, draft fragment, circa 1991
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323.4Publisher's correspondence and editorial changes, 1991
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323.5-324.2Old galley proofs, 25-6 February 1991
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324.3-5Uncorrected galley proofs, partial, 24 May 1991
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324.6-326.1Galley proofs, 24 May 1991 and 19 June 1991
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326.2Galley proofs, 20 August 1991
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326.3-327.4Galley proofs, August 1991
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327.5Camera ready pages, August 1991
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327.6-329.3Late camera-ready proofs, August 1991
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329.4Galley proof inserts, 1991
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329.5Publication party invitation list, 1991
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329.6Publicity materials, 1991
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329.7Paperback edition, jacket dummies, correspondence and corrections, 1991-1992
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330Author's marked copy [edited for abridgement?], circa 1991
Havana (screenplay)
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330.1Early typed draft, circa 1986
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330.2-3Early composite draft, circa 1986
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331.1-6Handwritten and typed draft fragments, circa 1986
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331.7Final draft with revisions, circa 1986
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332.1Typed fair copy draft, 1986
Tough Guys Don't Dance (film)
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332.2-3Edited pasteup of novel, circa 1986
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332.4, 961, 968Script notes, circa 1986
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332.5Early composite draft and notes, circa 1986
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333.1Early annotated draft, circa 1986
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333.2Original first draft, circa 1986
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333.3Final first draft, circa 1986
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333.4Screenplay and correspondence, 1986
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333.5-334.2Script revisions, circa 1986
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334.3Director's production binder, 1986
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334.4Scene schedule, drawings, circa 1986
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335.1Daily production reports, 1986
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335.2Story day summary, breakdowns, 1986
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335.3Starter kit (contact list, schedule, memo), 1986
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335.4Budget, 1986
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335.5Call sheets, 1986
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335.6Breakdown sheets, 1986
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335.7Schedules, 1986
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335.8-336.1Prop notes, 1986
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336.2-3Cast and crew information, correspondence, 1986
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336.4-5Correspondence, clippings, photos, notes, circa 1987
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336.6-337.1Audience surveys and comments, 1987
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337.2-3Publicity materials and photographs, 1987
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337.4Reviews, notes, correspondence, 1987-1994
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337.5Independent Spirit Awards, Feature Project/West,1987-1988
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osfTwo timeline/story boards for Harlot's Ghost, Tough Guys Don't Dance (film), and Havana (screenplay), circa 1986
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338.1"Letter to the editor,"People Magazine, handwritten and typed drafts, tearsheet, 1987
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338.2"Fury, Fear, Philosophy: Understanding Mike Tyson," handwritten and typed drafts, 1988
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338.3"The Norman Conquest," tearsheets, 1988
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338.4"Jackson Is a Friend of Life's Victims," handwritten and typed drafts, 1988
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338.5"Lipton's," typed drafts and photocopies, 1988
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338.6"The Changing of the Guard," typed drafts and correspondence, 1988
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338.7Nat Halpern memorial speech, typed draft, 1988
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338.8Foreword for It's the Joy that Kills Us, handwritten and typed drafts, book proof, circa 1989
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338.9Salman Rushdie materials, handwritten and typed statement and press releases, tearsheets, 1989
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338.10Emerson-Thoreau Medal ceremony, typed transcripts, 1989
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338.11Foreword to Presences: Photographs of Heaton Hall by Beverly Anoux Pabst, typed drafts, 1989
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338.12"Cosmic Ventures: A Meditation of God at War," typed drafts, correspondence, and galley proof, 1989
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338.13Homage to Beckett, handwritten draft, circa 1989
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972General clippings and research material, circa 1980s
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338.14Unidentified or unpublished writings, handwritten and typed fragments, circa 1980s
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338.15What's Wrong with America, typed draft essay, circa 1990
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338.16"A Doctor Is No Better than His Patient: An Interview with Norman Mailer," typed drafts and correspondence, 1990
"Children of the Pied Piper"
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339.1Research materials, notes, handwritten and typed drafts, 1991
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339.2Typed drafts, 1991
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339.3"Mailer Likes That Dangling Participle in His New Novel", handwritten and typed drafts, 1991
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339.4"Norman Mailer: Harlot's Ghost," typed draft fragments and correspondence, 1991
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340.1"Harlot's Lady," correspondence and proof, 1991
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340.2"The Espionage Lesson," proofs and correspondence, 1991
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340.3"Footfalls in the Crypt," handwritten and typed drafts, 1991
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340.4-5"The Warren Report," typed draft fragments, correspondence, photograph, 1991
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340.6How the Wimp Won the War, research, handwritten and typed drafts, galley proofs, 1991
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341.1"Mailer's America," typed draft interview, 1991
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341.2"A Critic with Balance: A Letter from Norman Mailer," handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1991
Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man: An Interpretive Biography (1995)
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341.3-345.1Research materials and notes, 1991-1992
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345.2-4Early handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1991
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345.5Early typed draft with corrections, 1991
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345.6-347.2Intermediate handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1992
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347.3-348.1Intermediate handwritten and typed draft, 1992
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348.2-349.1Intermediate typed draft, 1992
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349.2-5Intermediate typed draft fragments, 1992
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349.6-350.2Intermediate typed draft with images, 1992
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350.3-351.2Late typed draft, 1992
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351.3-5Late typed draft fragments, 1992
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352.1-4Final typed draft, 1993
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352.5-353.3Incomplete final typed draft, 1993
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353.4-6Final corrected typed draft, 1993
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354.1Images, circa 1993
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354.2Art permissions, 1993
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354.3Correspondence, 1993-1995
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354.4Legal materials, 1993-1995
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354.5-355.3Copyedited draft, 1994
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355.4-356.2Final pass typed draft, 1995
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356.3Typed draft preface, circa 1995
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356.4Typed draft afterword and endnotes, circa 1995
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356.5-357.4Printer's copy, 1995
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358.1-2Page proofs, 1995
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358.3Book jacket art, 1995
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358.4Advance proof, 1995
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358.5Tear sheets, 1995
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358.6Lecture outline and notes, 1995
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358.7Reviews, 1996
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359.1Vanity Fair research material, 1992
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359.2Comment on Al Wasserman, typed draft, circa 1992
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359.3Comment on The Man Who Knew Too Much by Dick Russell, handwritten draft, circa 1992
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359.4Letter to Salman Rushdie, typed draft, 1992
"Earl & Lyndon: An Imaginary Conversation"
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359.5Research material and handwritten and typed drafts, 1992
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359.6Typed drafts and galley proofs, 1992
"By Heaven Inspired: Republican Convention Revisited"
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359.7Research materials, 1992
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359.8-361.2Handwritten and typed notes and drafts, 1992
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361.3Handwritten notes, typed drafts, page proofs, 1992
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361.4-6Act One of the Religious Wars, handwritten and typed drafts and correspondence, 1992
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362*(* see entry at box 464 "How the Pharaoh Beat Bogey," 1996)
Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery (1995)
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363.1-3Contracts and correspondence, 1992-1995
Research
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363.4Research expenses, 1992-1993
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363.5, 958Handwritten notes and Russian vocabulary flashcards, 1992-1993
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363.6-370.5Interview transcripts, 1993
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371.1-384.5 Research materials, circa 1993
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385*The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy, and Marina & Lee by Priscilla Johnson McMillan, author's marked copies (* unfoldered)
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385.1-389.3Early handwritten and typed drafts, research materials, circa 1993
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389.4-391.4Early typed drafts, 1993
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391.5Early typed draft fragment, 1993
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391.6-393.3Early handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1994
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393.4-398.4Intermediate typed draft fragments, 1994
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399.1Reader's comments, 1994
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399.2-400.2Late typed draft fragments, 1995
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400.3-401.1Incomplete late typed draft A, 1995
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401.2-3Incomplete late typed draft B, 1995
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401.4-403.1Printer's copy, 1995
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403.2-404.2Galley proofs, 1995
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404.3-405.3Page proofs, 1995
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405.4Front and back matter, typed drafts, 1995
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406.1Dust jacket, cover art, correspondence, art dummies,1995-1996
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406.2Publicity, 1995
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406.3French and British reviews and clippings, 1995
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406.4Correspondence and clippings, 1995
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406.5-407.1Typed audio script (rejected), 1995
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407.2-3Typed audio script (recorded), 1995
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407.4"Norman Mailer: Le prophète qui passe l'Amérique à la moulinette,"Le Figaro, interview clipping, 1993
"Like a Lady"
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408.1-4Research material, handwritten and typed drafts, 1993
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408.5-409.1Typed draft fragments, 1993
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409.2Correspondence and clippings, 1994
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409.3"Don Juan in Hell," by George Bernard Shaw, marked playscripts and correspondence, 1993
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409.4-5"The Best Move Lies Very Close to the Worst," handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 1993
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409.6Comment on The Philby Files by Genrikh Borovik, typed draft and correspondence, 1994
The Temporary Insanity of Dan Sickles (screenplay)
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409.7Typed draft fragments, 1994
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409.8Typed draft outlines, 1994
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409.9Typed first draft, 1994
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410.1Typed second draft, 1994
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410.2Typed draft screenplay A, 1994
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410.3Typed draft screenplay B, 1994
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410.4Typed second version, 1994
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410.5Typed third version, 1994
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410.6Incomplete working draft, 1994
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410.7Typed outline, screenplay, correspondence, 1994
The Time of Our Time (1998)
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411.1J. Michael Lennon's proposals and initial selections, 1994-1997
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411.2-5Organizational and financial correspondence, receipts, 1997-1999
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411.6-417.3Original selections, circa 1997
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417.4Original selections (Hemingway packet), circa 1997
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417.5-418.1Original selections (literature), circa 1997
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418.2-5Reconsidered excerpts, 1997
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418.6Poetry selections, circa 1997
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418.7Rejected poetry selections, circa 1997
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419.1-7Rejected selections, circa 1997
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420.1-423.1Edited, photocopied excerpts, 1997
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423.2Catalog of pieces, handwritten organizational notes, 1997
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423.3Notebook, 1997
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423.4-5Table of contents, handwritten and typed drafts, 1997
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423.6Typed drafts of table of contents, preface and acknowledgements, correspondence, 1997
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423.7Preface, edited drafts, 1997
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424.1Acknowledgements and appreciations, edited drafts, 1997
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424.2Edited fragments, circa 1997
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424.3-5Early composite draft, 1997
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424.6-425.3Edited drafts and fragments, 1997
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425.4Retyped pages, 1997
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425.5Outtakes, 1997
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425.6"The Shadow of the Crime," drafts, 1997-1998
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425.7-427.3Photocopied composite draft for design department, 1997
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427.4-428.5Printer's copy, 1997
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428.6-430.2Page proofs with printer's marks, 1997
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430.3-431.3Page proofs, 1997
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431.4-433.1First pass galleys, 1997
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433.2-4Foul matter, circa 1997
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433.5-435.2Design/setting copy, 1998
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435.3-436.5 Second pass galleys, 1998
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436.6Late corrections, 1998
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437.1Correspondence, 1998
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437.2Edited drafts and fragments, 1998
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437.3Sources and permissions, drafts, 1998
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437.4Permissions, 1998
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437.5Jacket copy and bio, typed drafts, 1998
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437.6Final queries, 1998
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437.7Cover proofs, circa 1998
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437.8Publication party guest lists, 1998
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437.9Gift book list, 1998
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437.10Publicity tour schedule, 1998
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437.11Table of contents for French edition, 1998
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437.12-13Reviews, 1998-1999
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437.14Excerpts for readings, circa 1998-2001
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437.15Appendix for paperback edition, typed draft, 1999
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437.16"Oswald in the U.S.S.R.: Annals of Surveillance," galley proofs and correspondence, 1995
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437.17Adam Gopnik article for The New Yorker, handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, tearsheets, 1995
The Gospel According to the Son (1997)
Research
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438*Author's marked Bible (* unfoldered)
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438.1-4Annotated pasteup Bible pages, circa 1995
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439.1-2Unused Old Testament material, circa 1995
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439.3, 963Notes, circa 1995
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439.4Source files, circa 1995
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439.5Correspondence, 1995-1997
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439.6-8Early typed draft, corrections, rejected pages, notes, 1995
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440.1-2Draft 7, typed with handwritten additions and corrections, 1995
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440.3Judith McNally's reading notes, 1995
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440.4J. Michael Lennon's reading notes, 1995
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440.5-441.1Corrected typed draft and edited fragments, 1995
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441.2-3Composite draft with corrections, 1995
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441.4-5Lightly edited typed draft, 1995
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441.6-442.1Clean and complete typed draft, 1995
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442.2Typed draft fragments with corrections, 1995-1996
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442.3-4Copy of revised typed draft with handwritten notes, 1996
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442.5-443.1Draft 10, typed draft with corrections, 1996
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443.2Partial typed draft with handwritten comments, 1996
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443.3-4Draft 12, typed draft with corrections, 1996
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443.5Draft 12, incomplete typed draft with corrections, 1996
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443.6Draft 12, clean, incomplete typed draft, 1996
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444.1-2Incomplete composite draft with corrections, 1996
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444.3Typed fragment with Jason Epstein's corrections, 1996
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444.4Incomplete typed draft edited by Judith McNally, 1996
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444.5Partial typed draft with corrections and notes, 1996
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444.6-7Typed draft fragments, 1996
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444.8-445.1Typed draft with corrections (A), 1996
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445.2-3Typed draft with corrections (B), 1996
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445.4-5Final revised draft, 1996
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445.6Bound typed draft, 1996
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445.7Reader's notes, 1996
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446.1Acknowledgements and dedication, typed drafts and correspondence, 1996
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446.2Typed draft fragments with corrections, 1996
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446.3Typed draft with proofreader questions, 1997
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446.4-5Corrected proofs, 1997
Proofs
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446.6-7Master set of first pass, 1997
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446.8-9Master set of second pass, 1997
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447.1-2Clean set, 1997
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447.3Pages, 1997
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447.4-5Printer's copy, 1997
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447.6Excerpt for reading, 1997
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447.7Marketing notes and correspondence, 1997
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447.8Flap copy drafts, correspondence, 1997
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447.9Publisher information, 1997
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447.10Book jackets, 1997
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447.11European press, 1998
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447.12French reviews, 1998
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447.13German publicity information, 1998
American Tragedy
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448.1Correspondence and clippings, 1995-2000
Research
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448.2Photocopy of Simpson manuscript, circa 1995
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448.3-450.1Photocopy of Schiller manuscript, circa 1996
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450.2-4Early typed draft fragments, circa 1996
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450.5Handwritten notes, circa 1998
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450.6Intermediate typed draft fragments, 1998
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450.7-451.1Incomplete typed intermediate draft, 1998
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451.2-452.3Typed intermediate draft, 1998
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452.4Research: Perfect Murder, Perfect Town screenplays by Tom Topor, 1999
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452.5-455.2Late typed draft fragments, 2000
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455.3-456.1Late typed drafts, 2000
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456.2-3Typed drafts and photocopies for paperback edition, 2000
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456.4Production breakdown and script changes, 2000
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457.1-3Shooting script, 2000
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457.4Late typed screenplay draft, 2000
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457.5Autographed screenplay, 2000
The Last Night (screenplay)
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458.1Incomplete typed screenplay draft, 1995
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458.2Contracts and correspondence, 1996-1997
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458.3Research material and notes, 1996
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458.4Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 1996
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458.5-6Typed draft, 1996
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458.7-459.1Typed draft fragments, 1996-1997
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459.2-5Typed drafts, 1997
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459.6Revised typed draft, 1997
"Searching for Deliverance"
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460.1Handwritten notes, typed interview transcript, and correspondence, 1996
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460.2-4Early handwritten and typed drafts, 1996
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460.5-461.1Intermediate typed drafts, 1996
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461.2Late typed drafts, 1996
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461.3Draft fragments, clipping, memo, 1996
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461.4Final typed draft, tearsheets, clippings, 1996
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461.5Mena airport research: correspondence, clippings, photographs, 1996
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462.1-6"1958-1967: Rounding Camelot," typed drafts and correspondence, 1996
"War of the Oxymorons"
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463.1-4Handwritten and typed notes and research, 1996
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463.5-464.2Handwritten and typed early drafts, 1996
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464.3-4Late typed drafts, 1996
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464.5"Why I Write," typed draft and correspondence, 1996
"How the Pharaoh Beat Bogey"
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362.1Research material, 1996
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362.2-3Handwritten and typed notes, draft fragments, 1996
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362.4Early handwritten draft, 1996
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362.5Intermediate typed drafts, 1996
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464.6Late typed drafts, 1996
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464.7Proofreader's copy, 1996
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465.1Pasteup page proofs, clippings, and correspondence, 1996
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465.2"Mailer's America," typed transcript and correspondence, 1996-1997
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465.3Harlot's Ghost II, correspondence and notes, 1996-1998
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465.4-5"Mailer Goes to the Mountain," typed drafts, 1997
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465.6The Fight, cover for reprint edition, circa 1997
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465.7Barbary Shore, photocopy of cover for reprint edition, circa 1997
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465.8The Executioner's Song, covers for reprint edition, circa 1997
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465.9The Naked and the Dead, introduction for reprint edition, 1998
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465.10Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man, French and Spanish reviews, 1998
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465.11"Rounding Sex-Gate," typed drafts, 1998
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465.12Details magazine interview, edited typed transcript, 1998
"A Man Half Full"
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465.13Early handwritten and typed drafts, 1998
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466.1Early typed drafts, 1998
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466.2Research material and clippings, 1998
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466.3-4Handwritten and typed drafts, 1998
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466.5Interview regarding Lillian Hellman, typed transcript, 1998
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466.6The Fight, Brazilian reviews, 1998-1999
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466.7A Tribute to Jean Malaquais, typed drafts, 1999
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466.8Audacity project, handwritten and typed drafts, 1999
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466.9"The Wisdom of a Serious Redneck: Norman Mailer Remembers Jones at the 1999 JJLS Symposium," newsletter article, 1999
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466.10"Milošević and Clinton," handwritten and typed drafts and clippings, 1999
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466.11"Just the Factoids," Letter to the Editor, The New York Times Book Review, typed draft and correspondence, 1999
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466.12Blurb for Song of the Exile by Kiana Davenport, handwritten draft, circa 1999
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972General clippings and research material, circa 1990s
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467.1"Talking Heads: Cartoons by Norman Mailer," clippings and memo, 2000
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467.2"The Norman Conquests," clipping of Ginny Dougary interview, 2000
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467.3Forbes piece, handwritten notes and correspondence, 2000
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467.4Der Spiegel interview, typed transcript and correspondence, 2000
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467.5Mailer on Mailer, publicity materials, 2000
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467.6"Great in the Hay," typed draft fragments, 2000
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467.7Preface to The Good, the Bad, and the Dolce Vita: The Adventures of an Actor in Hollywood, Paris, and Rome, by Mickey Knox, handwritten and typed drafts, memos, 2000
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467.8New Year greeting (message and drawing), 2001
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467.9Interview with Gilles Boulanger, typed transcript and correspondence, 2001
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467.10Paris trip, schedules, clippings, and correspondence, 2001
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467.11Foreword to Unholy Alliance: A History of the Nazi Involvement With the Occult by Peter Levenda, handwritten notes and typed drafts, 2001
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467.12The Deer Park, correspondence and photocopied playscript, 2001
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467.13"An Evening with Norman Mailer" (Novello Festival of Reading), typed transcript, 2001
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467.14Statement on the Artyom Borovik Foundation, typed draft, 2001
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467.15Crossing Border Festival talk, typed transcript, 2001
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467.16Ten Seconds to Answer, handwritten and typed drafts, 2001
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467.17The New Republic Online, lawsuit, printouts, and correspondence, 2001-2002
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story
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468.1Correspondence, 2001-2002
Research
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468.2-470.4Research materials and notes, 2001
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471.1Dead drop file, 2001
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471.2-477.2Interviews, 2001
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477.3-5Knox College, 2001
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478.1-479.2Rejects, 2001
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479.3-4Timelines, 2001
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479.5Audiotapes, circa 2001
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479.6-482.3Early typed draft fragments, 2001
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482.4-483.3Early incomplete typed drafts, 2001
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483.4-5Early typed draft, circa 2001
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483.6Typed first draft, 2001
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484.1-485.2Late typed draft fragments, 2002
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485.3-4Incomplete late typed draft, 2002
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485.5-6Late typed draft, 2002
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485.7Pre-production screenplay, 2002
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486.1Pre-production screenplay revisions, 2002
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486.2Revised pre-production screenplay, 2002
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486.3Production draft screenplay, 2002
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486.4-487.1Production draft screenplay revisions, 2002
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487.2-3Script inserts, 2002
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487.4-5Scene notes, 2002
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487.6Filming schedule, 2002
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487.7The Bureau and the Mole, page proofs, 2002
Into the Mirror
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488.1-2Typed draft, 2002
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488.3Typed draft fragment, circa 2002
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488.4Bound galley proof, 2002
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488.5Publicity materials and reviews, 2002
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488.6-7Iraq research material and handwritten notes, 2001-2003, undated
The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing (2003)
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489.1J. Michael Lennon's original book proposal, 2002
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489.2Correspondence, 2002-2003
Suffolk University talk
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489.3Lennon's notes, 2002
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489.4Typed drafts, 2002
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489.5Revised transcripts, 2002
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489.6London class interview, revised typed draft and handwritten notes, 2002
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489.7-9Composite first draft, 2002
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490.1-494.3Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 2002
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494.4-495.2Retyped and deleted fragments, 2002
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495.3Endnotes (by J. Michael Lennon), typed drafts, 2002
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495.4-6Early corrected proofs, 2002
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495.7-496.1Incomplete corrected proof, 2002
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496.2-3Complete, clean late proof, 2002
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496.4Acknowledgements, 2002
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496.5Dummy, circa 2002
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496.6Excerpts for publication, 2002
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496.7Promotional material, 2002
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496.8Recipient lists for gift copies and party invitations, 2002-2003
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496.9Interviews, 2002-2003
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496.10Pull quotes for blurbs, 2003
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496.11Jacket copy for paperback edition, 2003
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496.12Book jackets for paperback edition, 2003
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497.1Reviews, 2003
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497.2-3Kakutani review debacle, 2003
"Birds and Lions: Writing from the Inside Out"
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497.4Corrected typed draft fragments and correspondence, 2002
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497.5-6Typed draft fragments, 2002
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497.7Corrected typed drafts, 2002
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498.1Proof fragments, 2002
"On Reading Poetry Magazine's 90th Anniversary Issue"
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498.2Typed drafts and correspondence, 2002
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498.3Handwritten and typed drafts, 2002
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498.4"Zelda, Scott and Ernest"/Berlin trip, schedules and promotional material, 2002
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498.5"A Founding Father Expresses Outrage," typed draft, 2002
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498.6"The Charlie Rose Show," typed transcript, 2002
"I Am Not for World Empire"
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498.7Research materials, 2002
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498.8Typed draft interview transcripts, 2002
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498.9Handwritten notes and typed drafts, 2002
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498.10-11"The Mailer Verdict," typed drafts, 2002
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499.1Don Juan In Hell, press release and printout playscript, 2002
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499.2"For Whom the Will Toils," handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, 2002
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499.3Norman Mailer: My Life, filmed interview transcript and correspondence, 2002-2003
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499.4Lawrence Shainberg interview, typed drafts and correspondence, 2002-2003
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499.5Norman Mailer Society, organizational material and correspondence, 2002-2003
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499.6Bush/Iraq research, clippings and notes, 2002-2005
"Mailer Erupts: Bush Needs a War Because America Needs an Empire," Address to the Commonwealth Club
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499.7Correspondence and typed draft, 2002-2003
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499.8Handwritten and typed drafts, 2003
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499.9"Only in America," printout, 2003
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499.10"A Riff on Hemingway," proof, 2003
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499.11Der Spiegel interview, typed transcript of translation with handwritten notes, 2003
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499.12Outsider: The Last Auteur, project proposal with handwritten notes, circa 2003
Modest Gifts: Poems and Drawings (2003)
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500.1-2Selections from Deaths for the Ladies and Cannibals and Christians, 2003
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500.3Rejected selections, 2003
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500.4Typed draft fragments, 2003
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500.5Draft poems and drawings, 2003
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500.6-501.3Early composite drafts, 2003
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501.4-502.2Late composite drafts, 2003
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502.3-7Proofs, 2003
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502.8Proof fragments, 2003
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502.9Jacket art dummies, 2003
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502.10Clippings, 2003
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502.11Manso, research material, 2003
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503.1-2"We Went to War to Boost the White Male Ego," handwritten and typed drafts, correspondence, tearsheets, 2003
Why Are We at War? (2003)
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503.3Early composite draft, 2003
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503.4Page proofs, 2003
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503.5Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 2003
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504.1-4Typed draft fragments, 2003
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505.1Jacket concept art and clippings, 2003
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505.2Publicity interview for L'Express, typed draft and correspondence, 2003
Long Day's Journey into Night
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505.3Publicity notice, typed drafts of introduction, 2003
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505.4-5Production scripts with notes, 2003
"Immodest Proposals"
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505.6Research and notes, 2003
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505.7Correspondence, 2003
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505.8First draft fragments and notes, 2003
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506.1Complete typed drafts, 2003
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506.2-507.3Handwritten and typed draft fragments, 2003
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507.4Proofs, 2003
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507.5"One Idea," handwritten and typed drafts, galleys, rejected research, correspondence, 2004
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507.6Comment on José Torres: Tribeca Citizen of the Year, handwritten and typed drafts, 2004
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507.7-508.3"Father to Son: What I've Learned about Rage," typed drafts, galleys, correspondence, 2004
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508.4Pennsylvania Writers Conference, program, clippings, correspondence, 2004
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508.5Lighthouse Chamber Players concert, press release, program and promotional materials, 2004
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508.6High Times interview, typed drafts and research, 2004
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508.7Playboy interview (with John Buffalo Mailer), typed draft, draft fragment, and galleys, 2004
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508.8Bloomsday interview (with John Whalen-Bridge), 2004
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508.9Comment on the passing of George Plimpton, typed draft, 2004
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508.10"Notes from the Legal Underground: Are You Open-Minded Enough for Norman Mailer on Iraq?," interview printout, 2004
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509.1-4The Art of the Epigram (unpublished book), corrected typed draft fragments and handwritten notes, 2004
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509.5A Bit of Doggerel for President Bush, handwritten draft, circa 2004
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510.1"If Poetry Is the Food of the Soul," page proof and correspondence, 2004
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510.2"The Election and America's Future," typed draft, 2004
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510.3-4Speech for the Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, handwritten and typed drafts, 2004
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510.5American Jewish Committee, research information and correspondence, 2005
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510.6The Huffington Post, typed drafts and printouts, 2005
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510.7"On Sartre's God Problem," correspondence and faxed proof, 2005
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510.8"Norman Mailer: The Last Buccaneer Looks Back," correspondence, drafts, notes, 2005
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510.9Blurb for Symptoms of Withdrawal : A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption by Christopher Kennedy Lawford, handwritten and typed drafts, 2005
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510.10Tribute to José Torres, handwritten and typed drafts, 2005
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510.11Roast for Peter [Olsen] and Alice [O'Neil], handwritten draft, 2005
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510.12The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker and Bad Conscience in America (2006), cover and typed draft outline, 2005
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972General clippings and research material, circa 2000s



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