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Guide to the Margaret Millar Papers
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Series 1.  Novels 1956-1994

Physical Description: 5.8 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains published and unpublished novels by Margaret Millar. Most novels include manuscript and typescript drafts.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by title.
 

Ask for Me Tomorrow

Box : Folder 1 : 1-5

Manuscript notebooks undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes note cards and loose leaves.
Box : Folder 2 : 1

Page proof and alterations to galleys 1976

Box : Folder 1 : 8-9

Photocopy undated

Scope and Content Note

"3rd Xerox copy," with leaf headed: "note to author." Leaves [1-4], 1-246.
Box : Folder 1 : 6-7

Typescript 1976

Scope and Content Note

Stamped: "Setting Copy." Leaves [i-vi], [1]-247.
 

Banshee

Box : Folder 6 : 3-4

Photocopy of corrected typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

Leaves [1]-225.
Box : Folder 15 : 1

Typescript circa 1983

Box : Folder 6 : 5

Typescript with manuscript corrections, revisions, and additions undated

Scope and Content Note

Stored in cloth-bound clamshell box.
 

Beast in View (dramatization of)

 

"Words Can Kill," by Mawby Green and Ed Feilbert.

Box : Folder 7 : 1-4

Carbon typescript 1956, undated

Scope and Content Note

With typed letter signed from Harold Ober Associates and manuscript notes by Kenneth Millar.
 

Beyond This Point Are Monsters

Box : Folder 2 : 5-6

Carbon typescript, "Copy 3" undated

Scope and Content Note

Leaves 1-218.
Box : Folder 2 : 7-8

Carbon typescript, "Copy 5" undated

Scope and Content Note

Leaves 1-218.
Box : Folder 3 : 1-15

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebooks and loose pages.
Box : Folder 2 : 4

Proof copy 1970

Box : Folder 2 : 2-3

Typescript 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes printer's layout markings. Leaves [14], [1]-218.
 

The Birds and the Beasts Were There

Box : Folder 5 : 11-12

Carbon typescript, "Setting Copy" 1967

Scope and Content Note

Preliminary leaves; leaves 1-293; About the author; Index.
Box : Folder 4 : 5-7

Carbon typescript with manuscript corrections 1968

Scope and Content Note

Title: "A Tempest of Tanagers." Leaves 1-293; Index.
Box : Folder 6 : 1-2

Carbon typescript with manuscript corrections undated

Scope and Content Note

Title: "A Tempest of Tanagers." Leaves 1- 293.
Box : Folder 4 : 3-4

Carbon typescript with manuscript revisions and notes 1982

Scope and Content Note

With Margaret Millar note, 15 June 1982. Leaves 1-293.
Box : Folder 5 : 9

Comments and miscellaneous undated

Box : Folder 5 : 1-8

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 8 notebooks. Title: "A Tempest of Tanagers."
Box : Folder 5 : 10

Photographs undated

Box : Folder 4 : 1-2

Typescript with manuscript revisions 1972

Scope and Content Note

Leaves 1-293. Kenneth Millar note: "There is no 138-9."
 

The Fiend

Scope and Content Note

Earlier title: "The Remember Game"
Box : Folder 7 : 5-7

Carbon typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

2 title leaves. 1 title leaf marked "Copy 4" and 1 leaf of alterations in Kenneth Millar's holograph. Leaves 1-313.
Box : Folder 7 : 8-10

Carbon typescript 1964

Scope and Content Note

Stamped: "Setting Copy." Leaves i-vi, 1-313.
Box : Folder 15 : 2-9

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 8 notebooks and loose leaves. Title: "The Remember Game."
 

"Gallagher's Wake"

Scope and Content Note

Unpublished novel.

Access Information

Access restricted.
Box : Folder 26 : 1-4

Typescript 1994

Scope and Content Note

Encompasses 2 early versions with handwritten corrections and plans for the novel.
 

[Holly J. Ban]

Scope and Content Note

Alternative title: [Nobody/No One Heard from Holly J. Ban].
Box : Folder 16 : 1-6

Manuscripts circa 1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes 6 notebooks and loose leaves.
 

How Like an Angel

Box : Folder 9 : 1-3

Typescript 1972

Scope and Content Note

Leaves 1-388.
 

[The Life Taster]

Scope and Content Note

Untitled novel. Main characters are named Helena, Jarwin, Mrs. Anderson, Elizabeth, Roy.
Box : Folder 16 : 7-12

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 6 notebooks and loose leaves.
 

The Listening Walls

Box : Folder 9 : 5-6

Carbon typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

Leaves 1-246.
Box : Folder 9 : 7-8

Carbon typescript, with manuscripts revisions undated

Scope and Content Note

Leaves 1-246.
Box : Folder 9 : 9

Carbon typescript for Cosmopolitan version, copy 3 undated

Box : Folder 9 : 10

Carbon typescript for Cosmopolitan version, copy 4 undated

Box : Folder 9 : 4

Correspondence with Harry E. Maule 1958

Box : Folder 10 : 1-5

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 4 notebooks and loose pages.
 

Mermaid

Box : Folder 8 : 5

Galley proof 1982

Box : Folder 8 : 1-2

Photocopy of corrected typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

Leaves 1-208.
Box : Folder 8: 3-4

Photocopy of typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

Leaves [1]-232.
Box : Folder 8: 6-8

Typescript with manuscript revisions undated

Scope and Content Note

Leaves [2], 1-229.
 

"Mrs. B"

Scope and Content Note

Unfinished novel.
Box : Folder 17 :1-2

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 notebooks and loose leaves.
Box : Folder 17 : 3-4

Typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes first chapter and structure for following chapters.
 

The Murder of Miranda

Box : Folder 10 : 6-7

Galley proof 1979

Box : Folder 10 : 8-14

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 6 notebooks and loose leaves.
 

Spider Webs

Box : Folder 19 : 1-2

Typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

2 boxes with manuscript revisions.
Box : Folder 18 : 1-3

Typescript with manuscript revisions undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes research notes.
Box : Folder 18 : 4-6

Typesetting copy with manuscript corrections 1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from William Morrow and Company.
 

A Stranger in my Grave

Box : Folder 11 : 1-9

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 9 notebooks and loose leaves.
 

[Winnie/Galloway]

Scope and Content Note

Untitled novel.
Box : Folder 17 : 5-9

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 5 notebooks, loose leaves, and chapter plans.
 

Series 2.  Other writings 1936-1963

Physical Description: 1.2 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains published and unpublished plays, poems, and short stories.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by title.
 

Plays

Box : Folder 12 : 2

"Black Pearl": carbon typescript circa 1962

Scope and Content Note

With typed letter signed, 1962 September 10. Margaret Millar's note on letter.
Box : Folder 12 : 3

"Blind Justice": carbon typescript 1953

 

"The Clever One"

Box : Folder 12 : 6

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Loose leaves.
Box : Folder 12 : 7

Typescript undated

 

[Island Prison]

Box : Folder 20 : 1

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 notebook and loose leaves.
Box : Folder 20 : 1

Typescript undated

Box : Folder 12 : 11

"Like a Fox": mimeograph undated

Scope and Content Note

Teleplay by Margaret Millar; story by Margaret and Kenneth Millar. Produced for Rod Cameron's "City Detective Series." 40 leaves.
Box : Folder 20 : 2

[Mary Comes In…]: manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Untitled screenplay, 2 notebooks.
 

"McGowney's Miracle"

Scope and Content Note

Teleplay based on Cosmopolitan story.
Box : Folder 12 : 14

Manuscripts. undated

Scope and Content Note

2 notebooks.
Box : Folder 12 : 15

Carbon typescripts undated

Scope and Content Note

2 copies.
Box : Folder 12 : 18

"Service Wives": manuscripts undated

Box : Folder 20 : 3

Untitled television scripts circa 1957

Scope and Content Note

3 notebooks.
Box : Folder 20 : 4

"The Woman Who Lived Alone": manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Screenplay co-written with Kenneth Millar. One notebook.
 

Poetry

Box : Folder 20 : 5

"Early Poems": manuscripts circa 1936

Scope and Content Note

Includes a series of poems written in Toronto and London in 1936.
 

"Quiet please"

Box : Folder 20 : 6

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 20 : 7-8

Typescript. undated

Box : Folder 20 : 9-10

"Where Have You Been": typescript undated

 

Short Stories

Box : Folder 13 : 1

"Among Those Present": typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

8 leaves. Enclosed in envelope marked "Stream of Conscience." Kenneth Millar notes for "English 182" are on the verso of each page.
Box : Folder 12 : 1

"Baby Duck": typescript circa 1945

Box : Folder 20 : 11

"Body Builder -- Musclebound": manuscript undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 13 : 2

"But Thee and Me": typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

5 leaves.
Box : Folder 20 : 12

[Casino Story]: manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook and loose leaves.
Box : Folder 20 : 13

[Channel City]: manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook and loose leaves.
 

"Charley's Mr. Evans"

Box : Folder 12 : 4

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Tablet, 22 leaves, with note by Margaret Millar. Title on envelope: "The Last of Mr. Evans." See also "The End of Mr. Evans."
Box : Folder 12 : 5

Typescript circa 1945

Box : Folder 12 : 8

"The Couple Next Door": carbon typescript circa 1963

Scope and Content Note

With typed letter signed from Catherine [Barth], 1963 May 20.
Box : Folder 12 : 9

"Doctor in the House" : typescript circa 1944

Box : Folder 20 : 14

[Dying Animal]: manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 12 : 10

"The End of Mr. Evans": carbon typescript undated

 

[Exchanging Bitter Words and Hostile Looks]

Box : Folder 21 : 1

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 21 : 2

Typescript undated

Box : Folder 21 : 3

"The Firebug": manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 13 : 5

"Grandpa and Democracy": typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

5 leaves.
Box : Folder 13 : 6

"Grandpa and the Sabbath": typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

5 leaves.
Box : Folder 13 : 7

"Grandpa and the Yucca Moth": typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

5 leaves.
Box : Folder 21 : 4-5

"The Liar": typescript 1948

Box : Folder 12 : 12

"The Man Who Had Everything": carbon typescript undated

Box : Folder 20 : 11

"Marriage Counselor": manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 12 : 13

"McGowney's Miracle": Cosmopolitan printing undated

 

"McHappy"

Box : Folder 21 : 6

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

2 leaves.
Box : Folder 21 : 6

Typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

5 leaves.
Box : Folder 12 : 16

"The Mimican": typescript undated

Box : Folder 21 : 7

[Mr. Trio]: typescript with corrections undated

 

[Mrs. Faulkner]

Box : Folder 21 : 8

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 21 : 9

Typescript with corrections undated

Box : Folder 13 : 8

"Mrs. Vista's Sunshine": typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

7 leaves.
Box : Folder 21 : 10

"Notions": typescript with corrections undated

Box : Folder 21 : 11

"The People Across the Canyon": typescript undated

Box : Folder 21 : 12

[Rosalind / Charles]: manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes loose leaves.
Box : Folder 12 : 19

"Shakedown Cruise": typescript undated

 

"The Shaman's Daughter"

Box : Folder 12 : 20

Carbon typescript undated

Box : Folder 12 : 21

Notes undated

Box : Folder 12 : 22

"Shoo, Shoo Baby": typescript circa 1945

Box : Folder 12 : 23, 21 : 13

"The Silhouette": typescript undated

Box : Folder 12 : 24

"Social and Personal": manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

Loose leaves, [1]-[11].
Box : Folder 13 : 3

"Stream of Conscience": typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

5 leaves.
Box : Folder 13 : 4

"The Unsung Galahad": typescript undated

Scope and Content Note

5 leaves.
Box : Folder 21 : 14

"Why Not You": typescript undated

 

"Zombie"

Box : Folder 21 : 15

Manuscripts undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 21 : 16

Typescript undated

 

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews, speeches, and script treatments.
Box : Folder 12 : 25

Address to Mystery Writers of America. undated

Box : Folder 12 : 26

Notes for introduction of Kenneth Millar at Writer's Conference. undated

Box : Folder 12 : 17

Script treatment proposed for James M. Cain's "Serenade": typescript 1947

Box : Folder 12 : 27

"Some Recent Crime Stories" undated

 

Series 3.  Publication contracts 1943-1978

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains publication contracts for 23 novels, including contracts signed with foreign publishing houses.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by novel title.
Box : Folder 14 : 1

An Air That Kills 1957-1971

Box : Folder 14 : 2

Ask for Me Tomorrow 1976-1977

Box : Folder 14 : 3

Beast in View 1954-1978

Box : Folder 14 : 4

Beyond This Point Are Monsters 1969-1971

Box : Folder 14 : 5

The Birds and the Beasts Were There 1966

Box : Folder 14 : 6

The Cannibal Heart 1949-1950, 1972

Box : Folder 14 : 7

The Devil Loves Me 1942

Box : Folder 14 : 8

Do Evil in Return 1950-1951, 1965-1972

Box : Folder 14 : 9

Experiment in Springtime undated

Box : Folder 14 : 10

The Fiend 1963-1972

Box : Folder 14 : 11

Fire Will Freeze 1943-1946, 1967

Box : Folder 14 : 12

How Like an Angel 1963-1965

Box : Folder 14 : 13

The Iron Gates 1944-1967

Box : Folder 14 : 14

It's All in the Family 1949

Box : Folder 14 : 15

The Listening Walls 1960-1967

Box : Folder 14 : 16

Priscilla undated

Box : Folder 14 : 17

Rose's Last Summer 1952-1955

Box : Folder 14 : 18

A Stranger in My Grave 1960-1967

Box : Folder 14 : 19

Taste of Fears 1963-1965

Box : Folder 14 : 20

Vanish in an Instant 1951-1953, 1968

Box : Folder 14 : 21

Wall of Eyes 1943-1947, 1972

Box : Folder 14 : 22

The Weak-Eyed Bat 1941-1945

Box : Folder 14 : 23

Wives and Lovers 1954-1963

 

Series 4.  Research files, notes, and reviews 1945-1994

Physical Description: 1.4 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains handwritten preliminary notebooks, research files, reviews of novels, miscellaneous information on Kenneth Millar, and information on the Edgar Allan Poe Awards.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by topic or format.
 

Biographical information

Box : Folder 25 : 1

Clippings 1952-1961, 1976- 1989

Box : Folder 22 : 1

Correspondence 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes note from the White House and Charles Champlin's introduction of Margaret Millar at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.
Box : Folder 22 : 2

Edgar Allan Poe Award 1955-1956

Scope and Content Note

Includes certificate and press release by Random House.
Box : Folder 22 : 3

H. R. F. Keating, Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books, excerpt 1991

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and review essays of Beast in View, Beyond These Point Are Monsters, and Ross Macdonald's The Blue Hammer.
Box : Folder 22 : 4

Harry R. Warfel, American Novelists of Today, excerpt undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes biographical sketch of Margaret Millar.
Box : Folder 22 : 5

Kenneth Millar's obituary 1983

Box : Folder 22 : 6

List of books by Margaret Millar undated

Box : Folder 22 : 7

Mystery Writers Annual 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes an article by Ross Macdonald and a note "In Memoriam" of several writers including Margaret Millar.
Box : Folder 22 : 8

Outstanding Achievement Award for Kenneth Millar 1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes certificate and newspapers clipping.
Box : Folder FB-17 : 7

Poster

Box : Folder 22 : 9

"Words Can Kill" program for the Pasadena Playhouse Patio Theatre. undated

 

Research Files

Box : Folder 22 : 10

Birder's Life List and Diary 1961-1974

Box : Folder 22 : 11

National Shorthand Reporters Association, Making the Record 1968

 

Newspaper clippings

Box : Folder 22 : 12

General 1968, 1980-1983, undated

Box : Folder 22 : 13

Jury picking 1983

Box : Folder 22 : 14

Kurtzman and Tramel 1986

Box : Folder 22 : 15

Quaglino 1972-1976

Box : Folder 22 : 16

Reverend Moon Cult and Stonehenge bombing 1977-1978

Box : Folder 22 : 17

Roehler 1982, 1993

Box : Folder 22 : 18

Spenceley 1968

 

Trial records

Box : Folder 23 :1-5

People of the State of California, Plaintiff, vs. Frederick Roehler 1981-1982

Box : Folder 25 : 2

People of the State of California, Plaintiff, vs. Millan H. Spenceley 1968

 

Research notes

Box : Folder 24 : 1

[Carla Planning] undated

Scope and Content Note

1 notebook.
Box : Folder 24 : 2-12

undated General

Scope and Content Note

Includes 6 notebooks and loose handwritten and typescript leaves. Contains general ideas, notes, and plans for novels, short stories and plays.
 

[Ivy and Roger Story]

Box : Folder 25 : 3-4

Planning undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 notebooks and loose handwritten and typescript leaves.
Box : Folder 25 : 5

[Radio Station Book] undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1 notebook.
 

Reviews

Box : Folder 25 : 6

Ask for Me Tomorrow 1976-1977

Box : Folder 25 : 7

Beast in View 1955-1956

Box : Folder 25 : 8

Beyond This Point Are Monsters 1974

Box : Folder 25 : 9

The Birds and the Beasts Were There 1968

Box : Folder 25 : 10

Do Evil in Return 1952

Box : Folder 25 : 11

The Fiend 1964

Box : Folder 25 : 12

The Iron Gates 1945

Box : Folder 25 : 13

The Listening Walls 1959

Box : Folder 25 : 14

The Murder of Miranda 1980

Box : Folder 25 : 15

Rose's Last Summer 1952-1953

Box : Folder 25 : 16

Spider Webs 1986-1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Charles Champlin and Harvey Ginsberg.
Box : Folder 25 : 17

A Stranger in My Grave 1960-1961