Inventory of the Bill Barich Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
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Creator: Barich, Bill
Title: Bill Barich Papers
Date (inclusive): 1961-2010
Extent: 11.8 linear feet
Abstract: Bill Barich is the author of: Laughing in the Hills (1980), Traveling Light (1984), Hard to Be Good (1987), Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California (1994), and Carson Valley (1997). The collection contains his writing journals, manuscripts and published versions of his writings, promotional materials about his works, as well as literary and editorial correspondence.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-552
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Bill Barich was born in Winona, Minnesota, on August 23, 1943 to Russell and Lois Barich. In 1950, Barich moved with his family to Westbury, New York. Barich graduated from Colgate University in 1965 and in February 1966 he joined the Peace Corps as a teacher in Eastern Nigeria (later Biafra). Upon his return he was hired to teach seventh grade in a boarding school in New Jersey. By 1969, Barich left New Jersey and moved to San Francisco.
Barich is the author of: Laughing in the Hills (1980), Traveling Light (1984), Hard to Be Good (1987), Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California (1994), Carson Valley (1997), Crazy for Rivers (1999), and Long Way Home: On the Trail of Steinbeck’s America (2010), and numerous articles.

Scope and Content

The collection contains Barich's writing journals, manuscripts and published versions of his writings, promotional materials about his works, as well as literary and editorial correspondence. The correspondence series also contains letters that Barich wrote to his family while he spent a semester in Italy and served in the Peace Corps in Eastern Nigeria (later Biafra).

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Biographical Materials, 2. Writings by Barich, 3. Correspondence, 4. Research Materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Barich, Bill--Archives.
Authors, American--20th century.
American literature--20th century.
Peace Corps (U.S.)--Nigeria--Correspondence.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bill Barich in 2012.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bill Barich Papers, D-552, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

Box 1:1-10

Series 1. Biographical Materials 1980-2006

Scope and Content Note

Contains several articles about Barich as well as some photographs.
 

Series 2. Writings by Barich 1974-2010

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in four subseries: 1. Notebooks and journals, 2. Manuscripts, 3. Published Works, 4. Promotional Materials.
 

Subseries 2.1 Notebooks and journals 1974-1996

Scope and Content Note

Contains Barich's writing notebooks. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2:1

Barbados undated

Box 2:2

Belfast 1988

Box 2:3

Belfast undated

Box 2:4

Belfast undated

Box 2:5

Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California undated

Box 2:6

Bienvenidos A California undated

Box 2:7

Blue Horizon 1996

Box 2:8

The Border 1989

Box 2:9

Boston undated

Box 2:10

Cross Country Drive 1981

Box 2:11

Dayboon 1974 August 24-1976 April 18

Box 2:12

Disneyland; Salton Sea; San Gabriel undated

Box 2:13

Dublin 1986

Box 2:14

Fishing, Hot Creek 1985-1987

Box 2:15

Ganado 1992

Box 7:1

Healdsburg in the Trailer Through Laughing in the Hills 1976-1980

Box 2:16

Hubbell Trading Post undated

Box 2:17

Jerry Garcia undated

Box 2:18

LA Youth Gangs 1987

Box 2:19

LA Youth Gangs 1987

Box 2:20

Maine/Daybove 1984?

Box 2:21

Margaret's House of Beauty; Big Dreams undated

Box 2:22

Mexico, Dublin undated

Box 2:23

Mexico, Guadalajara undated

Box 2:24

Nobs for TL-at the Foundatain/ Tuscan Spring 1981-1982

Box 2:25

Picturing California 1989

Box 2:26

San Diego undated

Box 2:27

Tehachapi undated

Box 2:28

Tyson-Spinks 1988

Box 2:29

Unidentified [BD?] undated

Box 2:30

Unidentified [BD?] undated

Box 2:31-41

Unidentified [Big Dreams?] undated

 

Subseries 1.2 Manuscripts 1975-2010

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscripts of Barich's writings. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 3:1

Acts of Attention undated

Box 7:2

Annals of Sport 1988

Box 5:3-5

Atwater novel [Carson Valley] undated

Box 7:3

Belfast 1988

Box 3:2-20; 5:6-15

Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California undated

Box 5:16-17

Caravaggio undated

Box 5:18-22, 6:1-5

Carson Valley 1996 May 23

Box 4:1-3

Crazy for Rivers 1998

Box 4:4

Cross Country Journal undated

Box 7:4

Deal with What's in Front of You 1987

Box 4:5

Emission Impossible 1997

Scope and Content Note

NYPD Blue script
Box 4:6

The End of the World 1986

Box 7:5

Feather River Country 1983

Box 4:7-9

Fletcher undated

Box 4:10

Good Blood undated

Scope and Content Note

Pilot episode for a series about horseracing
Box 4:11-14, 7:6-7, 8:1

Hard to be Good undated

Box 4:15-16

Hat Creek and the McCloud 1983 March 15

Box 4:17

In Search of Aokie Pike 1975

Box 4:18

The Innocent Abroad undated

Box 8:2

The Jimtown Store 1985

Box 6:6

Laughing in the Hills 1980 May 12

Box 4:19-34, 5:1-2, 6:6

Laughing in the Hills circa 1980

Box 6:7

"Luck" Episode 103 Draft 2010

Box 6:8

The Magic Man 1999 March 1

Box 8:3-4, 6:9

The New Yorker, drafts of articles 1986-1987

Box 6:10

Nnewi undated

Box 6:11

October Draft 1985

Box 6:12

Our Far-Flung Correspondents 1992 May 12

Box 6:13-14

Philip Kaufman Profile 1993

Box 6:15

Pinned Down and Bowled Over undated

Box 6:16

Pond [Small Wonders] undated

Box 6:17-19, 8:5

A Reporter at Large undated

Box 6:20-22

Rivers, Mountains, Horses, Fish, and Beer undated

Box 6:23

Skagit River 1981-1986

Box 6:24

The Sporting Life 2000

Box 8:6

Sporting Scene 1, LIH 1980

Box 8:7

The Sporting Scene: A Season at the Track 1980

Box 6:25-26

The Sporting Scene 1985-1990

Box 6:27

The Sporting Scene: Pride of the Sunset 1990

Box 6:28

Sporting Scene: Racing 1982 February 1

Box 6:29

The Sporting Scene 1980 May 5

Box 6:30

Sporting Scene: Racing in Florence 1982 July 7

Box 6:31

The Sporting Scene: Chasers 1987

Box 6:32

The Sporting Scene: SFIDA in Tuscany 1982

Box 6:33

The Sporting Scene 1986

Box 6:34

Sports Illustrated 2000 May 1

Box 6:35

Steelhead-Draft 1981

Box 6:36-37

Still Truckin' 1993 September 2

Box 6:38

Talks by Barich undated

Box 6:39, 8:8

"Too Much Electricity" 1987

Box 8:9, 6:40-42

Traveling Light undated

Box 6:43

Where Moutains Are 1982-1985

Box 6:44-55

Unidentified 1982-1998

 

Subseries 1.3 Published Works 1977-1999

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Contains the published versions of Barich's works. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 11:1

Armand in a Sea of Skin 1983

Box 11:2

Articles by Barich 1985-1988

Box 9:1-2, 11:3

Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California 1994

Box 11:4

Bound for Glory 1994 May 1

Box 11:5

Brave and Bitter Comedy From Russia 1984 October 14

Box 11:6

Broken Dreams 1998 March 1

Box 9:3

Carson Valley 1997

Box 11:7

Chasers 1987 March 23

Box 11:8

Christmas in Venice (California, That Is) 1987 December 20

Box 11:9

The Crazy Life 1986 November 3

Box 11:10

Dreaming 1986 April 7

Box 11:11

Feather River Country 1985 August 26

Box 11:12

Going to the Moon 1999 July 22

Box 9:4, 10:1-2

Hard to be Good 1987

Box 11:13

Horse Racing Part I Race Track, LIH 1980 May 5

Box 11:14

Horse Racing Part II 1980 May 12

Box 11:15

Horse Racing 1986

Box 11:16

In Memoriam: Gina Berriault (1926-1999) 1999 Fall

Box 11:17

In Prime Time 1988 August 29

Box 11:18

An Innocent Abroad Part 1 and 2 1998

Box 11:19

Jimtown Store 1985

Box 10:3-4

Laughing in the Hills 1980

Box 10:5

The Literary Jounalists 1984

Box 11:20

October 1982

Box 11:21

The Poet's Masterpiece 1997 February

Box 11:22

Pride of the Sunset 1990 May 7

Box 11:23

The Race Track 1999 March 15

Box 11:24

Reeling in the Years 1977

Box 11:25

Review of The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro 1999

Box 11:26

Rough Riders 1997 October 20

Box 11:27

A Sentimental Education 1996 October 13

Box 11:28

Shawn's Way 1998 April 12

Box 10:6

The Sporting Life 1999

Box 11:29

Spring Brown 1978

Box 11:30

Steelhead 1981

Box 11:31

Ulster Spring 1988 November 21

Box 11:32

Unsolvable Mysteries 1999 November 7

Box 11:33

Vancouver 1991 November-December

Box 11:34

Works by Bill Barich undated

 

Subseries 1.4 Promotional Materials 1980-1999

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of the work.
Box 12:1-4

Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California 1994

Box 12:5-10

Carson Valley 1996-1998

Box 12:11-13

Crazy For Rivers 1997-1999

Box 12:14-20

Hard to be Good 1987-1988

Box 12:21-26

Laughing in the Hills 1980

Box 12:27

Publicity events for various Works undated

Box 12:28

Too Much Electricity 1984 May 4

Box 12:29-32

Traveling Light 1983-1985

 

Series 3. Correspondence 1961-2000

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming and outgoing literary and editorial correspondence. This series also contains letters that Barich wrote to his family while he spent a semester in Italy (1963) and served in the Peace Corps in Eastern Nigeria (1966-1967). Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject.
Box 13:1

Abbott, Keith 1978-2000

Box 13:2

Allende, Isabel 1995 June

Box 13:3

Atlas, James undated

Box 13:4

Bedoya, Roberto 1985 November 23

Box 16:1

Berkeley 1976-1999

Box 13:5

Berriault, Gina 1988-1999

Box 13:6

Blackmore, Robert L. 1998-1999

Box 13:7

Brandi, John 1973

Box 13:8

Brucken, Gene 1979-1980

Box 13:9

Caddell, Richard 1986

Box 13:10

Carlisle, Olga 1989-1996

Box 13:11

Chatham, Russell 1998

Box 13:12

Daniel, John 1994

Box 13:13

DeLillo, Don undated

Box 13:14

Dillard, Annie 1999

Box 13:15

Djerassi, Carl 1989

Box 13:16

Dowd, Maureen undated

Box 15:1-4

Editorial 1976-1998

Scope and Content Note

New Yorker correspondence is not included in this category.
Box 13:17

Engdahl, Lee 1986-1999

Box 13:18

Engdahl, Typography Hat Creek and McCloud 1986-1999

Box 13:19

Evans, George 1984-1999

Box 13:20-24

Fan mail 1972-1999

Box 13:25

Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1986-1992

Scope and Content Note

Includes Pat Strachan and Roger Straus
Box 13:26

Fisketjon, Gary 1987-2005

Box 13:27

Frazier, Sandy 1987-1989

Box 16:2

Frazer, Anna 1988 January 8

Box 13:28

Frym, Gloria 1985-1986

Box 13:29

Garchik, Leah 1999

Box 13:30

Gardner, Leonard 1984

Box 13:31

Gifford, Barry 1973

Box 13:32, 16:3

Giles, Molly 1995-1999

Box 13:33

Giordias, Maurice 1974 March 24

Box 13:34

Gold, Herbert 1999

Box 13:35

Grossinger, Richard undated

Box 13:36

Hall, Oakley 1996-1998

Box 13:37

Halpern, Daniel 1988

Box 16:4

Hard to be Good 1987

Box 13:38

Harrison, Jim 1983

Box 16:5

Healey, Linda 1994-1996

Box 13:39

Hellen, Michael 1986

Box 13:40

Heyward, Michael 1987

Box 13:41

Hills, Rust 1998

Box 13:42

Hirschfield, Jane 1994

Box 13:43

Hoagland, Edward undated

Box 13:44

Hochschild, Adam 1994

Box 16:6

Hungry Mind 1997-1998

Box 1:11

Italy, semester abroad 1963

Box 13:45

Johnson, Diane 1993

Box 13:46

Juska, Jane 1990-1993

Box 13:47

Kinder, Chuck 1972-1987

Box 13:48

Kizer, Carolyn 1994-1999

Box 16:7

Alfred A. Knopf 1976-1989

Box 13:49-51

Larry's Literary Agency 1971-1996

Box 13:52

Laughing In the Hills 1980-1997

Box 13:53

Lewis, R.W.B. 1996

Box 13:54

Lish, Gordon 1980-1981

Box 16:8

The Lyons Press 1999-2000

Box 13:55

Margolin, Malcolm 1991

Box 13:56-59

Markson, Elaine 1975-1988

Box 13:60

Marlis, Stefanie 1995-1996

Box 13:61

Marshall, Jack 1971-1999

Box 13:62

Mauskopf, Norman 1987-1988

Box 16:11

Mayer, Mr. 1987 February 2

Box 13:63

McClanahan, Ed 1985-1987

Box 13:64

McFadden, Cyra 1985-1999

Box 13:65

Mehta, Ved 1998

Box 16:9-10

Miscellaneous 1961-2000

Scope and Content Note

Also contains clippings and photographs.
Box 13:66

New Yorker 1980-1995

Box 13:67-68

New Yorker 1980-1995

Box 13:69

Nunn, Ken 1989

Box 13:70

Okrent, Daniel 1977-1986

Box 1:12

Peace Corps 1966-1967

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters that Barich sent to his family while he served in the Peace Corps in Eastern Nigeria (later Biafra).
Box 16:12

Pommersheim, Frank 1969-1990

Box 16:13

Postcards, Holiday Cards, Notes 1988-1994

Box 13:71

Rakosi, Carl 1985

Box 13:72

Raphael, Ray 1979-1988

Box 13:73

Raskin, Jonah 1981-1999

Box 13:74

Rodriguez, Richard 1975

Box 13:75

Rogers, Michael 1979-1984

Box 13:76

Sanchez, Thomas 1973-1980

Box 13:77

Schickele, David 1978-1979

Box 13:78

Schneider, Bart 1997

Box 13:79

Scully, James 1976

Box 13:80

Shawn, William 1979-1987

Box 13:81

Sheppard, R.Z. 1996

Box 13:82

Shoumatoff, Alex 1984

Box 13:83

Simmons, Garner 1980-1996

Box 13:84

Simpson, Louis 1991

Box 13:85

Smith, Anna Deavere undated

Box 13:86

Stainsberry, Domenic undated

Box 13:87

Sulfur 1988

Box 13:88

Toobin, Jeffrey 1995 July 6

Box 13:89

Trillin, Alice 1983-1984

Box 13:90

Trillin, Calvin 1994

Box 13:91

Urban, Amanda 1989-2000

Box 14:1

Viking Penguin [Amanda Vail] 1979-1993

Box 14:2-4

Vincent, Stephen 1975-2000

Box 14:5

Weinberger, Eliot 1994

Box 14:7

West Coast Writers 1985 March

Box 14:6

Wylie, Andrew 1984

Box 14:8

Young, Geoff 1980-1982

Box 14:9

Yourgrau, Barry 1988-1993

Box 16:14

Unidentified 1987-1997

Box 16:15-42

Series 4. Resarch Materials 1977-1988

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles, clippings, and several subject files.