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Fiction writings Series 1. 1949-1990

Physical Description: 13.0 linear feet.

Scope and Content Summary

The series consists of a variety of manuscripts in different states of completion, correspondence, clippings and reviews for Heiney's novels, short stories and other fiction works. There are research files for some novels containing notes, maps, photographs, ephemera and in some cases the book jacket. Twenty novels are included, although only sixteen were published. The short stories were primarily written for publication in the 1950s as Heiney was meeting the publishing requirements for new academics. Following the individual fiction forms are general correspondence between Heiney and his publishers and agents. Correspondence, regarding specific titles or in general, contain the writer's contracts, receipts of payments, and other agreements.

Series Collection Arrangement

This Series is arranged in 5 subseries:
  • Subseries 1. Novels, 1958-1990
  • Subseries 2. Short Stories, 1947-1975
  • Subseries 3. Other fiction writings, 1980 and undated
  • Subseries 4. Correspondence, 1964-1988
The first three subseries contain writing forms and are arranged alphabetically by title followed by any manuscripts, correspondence, clippings and reviews, and research files relating to it. Subseries four contains general literary correspondence and is arranged alphabetically by publisher or agent.
 

Novels, Subseries 1.1 Bulk, 1972-1988 1958-1990

Box 1, Folder 1

As Far Back As Anyone Could Remember, manuscript undated

 

The Balloonist, 1976-1988

 

Manuscripts, 1976

Box 1, Folder 2-3

Page proof, 1970

Box 1, Folder 4

Page proof, 1976 May 6

Box 2, Folder 1, Box 1, Folder 5

Galley proof, 1976 May 26

Box 1, Folder 6, Box 2, Folder 1

Revision, 1976 January

 

Correspondence, 1975-1988

Box 2, Folder 2

General, 1975-1983

Box 2, Folder 3-4

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976-1980

Box 2, Folder 5

Regarding translations, 1976-1977, 1980, 1988

Box 2, Folder 6

Clippings and reviews, 1976-1977

Box 2, Folder 7

Research files, 1977

 

Book of Love, 1980-1987

Box 3, Folder 1-2, Box 2, Folder 8

Original copy manuscript, 1987 January

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1980-1987

Box 3, Folder 4

Research files, 1986

Box 3, Folder 5

Notes on revisions and titles, 1982-1986

 

Bullfire, 1972-1977

 

Manuscripts, 1972

Box 3, Folder 6

Typed version with corrections, undated

Box 3, Folder 7-8

Unedited manuscript, not for editorial use, 1972 May

Box 4, Folder 1-2

Setting copy, 1972 May 27

Box 4, Folder 3

Master galley proof, 1972 August 15

Box 4, Folder 4

Master galley proof, confirmation proof from final reproduction, 1972 August 15

Box 4, Folder 5

Master pages proof, 1972 August 26

Box 4, Folder 6

Random House pages proof, 1972

Box 4, Folder 7

Random House galley proof, 1972

Box 5, Folder 1-2

Pre-press page proofs, pasted, 1972

Box 5, Folder 3

Pre-press page proofs, unpasted, 1972

Box 5, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1972-1977

Box 5, Folder 5

Clippings and reviews, 1973

Box 6, Folder 1

Research files and revisions, 1971-1972

 

Crispin Sorcerer, 1968-1975

 

Manuscripts, 1968-1975

Box 6, Folder 2

I, 1968

Box 6, Folder 3

II, 1969-1970

Box 6, Folder 4

III, 1972

Box 6, Folder 5-6

IV - fall, 1974

Box 6, Folder 7

Revision I, 1975 January 21

Box 7, Folder 1

Revision II, 1975 February 1

Box 7, Folder 2

Revision III, 1975 February 18

Box 7, Folder 3

Revision IV, 1975 February 25

Box 7, Folder 4

Revision V, 1975 March 7

Box 7, Folder 5

Revision VI, 1975 March 18

Box 7, Folder 6-7

Photocopy no. 1, version, 1975 May

Box 7, Folder 8

Rejected pages, undated

Box 7, Folder 9

Research files, 1971-1975

 

Earth, Air, Fire and Water, 1973-1977

 

Manuscripts, 1973-1974

Box 8, Folder 1-3

First draft, 1973 January

Box 8, Folder 4-5

Second draft, 1973 October

Box 8, Folder 6

Third draft, 1974 January

Box 9, Folder 1

Fourth draft, Mexico City, 1974 February

Box 9, Folder 2-5

Fifth draft, summer-fall, 1974

Box 9, Folder 6-7

1974 version, 1974

Box 9, Folder 8

Correspondence and research, 1972-1977

 

Glad Rags, 1989

Box 10, Folder 1-4

Manuscript incorporating draft revisions, 1989 June

 

Glowstone, 1986-1990

Box 10, Folder 5-7

Typesetting copy manuscript, 1986

Box 11, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 2

Clippings and reviews, 1987-1990

Box 11, Folder 3

Research files, 1985

 

Hemingway's Suitcase, 1989-1990

 

Manuscripts, 1989-1990

Box 11, Folder 4-7

Revision, 1989 August

Box 12, Folder 1-2, Box 11, Folder 8

Page proof, 1990 February

 

Herma, 1980-1985

Box 12, Folder 3-6

Typed manuscript, 1981

Box 13, Folder 1-2

Correspondence, 1980-1985

Box 13, Folder 3-4

Clippings and reviews, 1981-1982

Box 13, Folder 5

Research files, 1980

 

The Little People, 1984-1988

Box 14, Folder 1-2, Box 13, Folder 6

Typesetting manuscript, 1986

Box 14, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1984-1988

Box 14, Folder 4

Clippings and reviews, 1985-1986

Box 14, Folder 5

Research files, 1984

 

Mortal Leap, 1961-1974

 

Manuscripts, 1963

Box 15, Folder 1, Box 14, Folder 6-7

Final working draft, 1963

Box 15, Folder 2-4

Second corrected draft, 1963 July 7

Box 15, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1961-1974

Box 15, Folder 6

Clippings and reviews, 1964-1965

 

Pandora's Galley, 1975-1988

 

Manuscripts, 1975-1978

Box 16, Folder 1-2, Box 15, Folder 7-8

First draft, 1975 October

Box 16, Folder 3-5

Draft two, 1976 March

Box 16, Folder 6-7, Box 17, Folder 1-2

Revisions and corrections, 1978 June

Box 17, Folder 3-6

Setting manuscript, 1978 October 6

Box 17, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1978-1988

Box 18, Folder 1

Clippings and reviews, 1979

Box 18, Folder 2-3

Research files, 1975

 

Private Demons, 1958-1975

Box 18, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1958-1975

Box 18, Folder 5

Clippings and reviews, 1961

Box 18, Folder 6-7

Seascape, with Lovers: a Musical, based on Private Demons by MacDonald Harris, undated

 

Screenplay, 1981-1989

 

Manuscripts, 1982

Box 18, Folder 8-9

Final manuscript, 1982 February

Box 19, Folder 1

Version I, "five picture version", 1982

 

Correspondence, 1981-1989

Box 19, Folder 2

General, 1981-1988

Box 19, Folder 3

Film rights, 1983-1984

Box 19, Folder 4

Jonathan Cape, 1982-1989

Box 19, Folder 5

Regarding title revisions, 1981-1982

Box 19, Folder 6

Clippings and reviews, 1982-1985

Box 19, Folder 7

Research files, 1981

 

Tenth, 1982-1988

Box 20, Folder 1, Box 19, Folder 8-10

Page proof manuscript, 1984

Box 20, Folder 2-3

Correspondence, 1983-1987

Box 20, Folder 4

Clippings and reviews, 1982-1988

Box 20, Folder 5

Research files, 1982

 

Through the Looking Screen, 1980-1981

Box 20, Folder 6-8

Manuscript version II, "Fire Pictures Jazz Music, etc.", 1981 September

 

Research files, 1980

Box 20, Folder 9

General, 1980

Box 20, Folder 10

Characters, 1980

Box 20, Folder 11

Jazz, 1980

Box 20, Folder 12

Movie technique, 1980

Box 20, Folder 13

Repetition sheets, 1980

 

The Treasure of Sante Foy, 1978-1988

Box 21, Drawer 1-2

Final typing draft, 1978 December

Box 21, Folder 3-4

Correspondence, 1980-1988

Box 21, Folder 5

Clippings and reviews, 1980

Box 21, Folder 6-7

Research files, undated

 

Treplaff, 1964-1969

 

Manuscripts, 1964,1968

Box 21, Folder 8, Box 22, Folder 1

First draft and loose sheets, summer, 1964

Box 22, Folder 2-3

Second draft, 1964 October

Box 22, Folder 4-6

Typist's working copy, 1968 March

Box 23, Folder 1-2

Original, revised, 1968 March

Box 23, Folder 3-4

Unrevised manuscript of British edition, 1968 May

Box 23, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1969-1972

Box 23, Folder 6

Clippings and reviews, 1968-1969

 

Yukiko, 1976-1988

 

Manuscripts, 1976-1977

Box 23, Folder 7, Box 24, Folder 1-2

First draft, 1976

Box 24, Folder 3-5

Revision, 1976 December

Box 24, Folder 6

Revision: Angelo pages, 1976 December

Box 24, Folder 7-8

Revision, 1977 March 14

Box 25, Folder 1

Revision: pages deleted, 1977 March 14

Box 25, Folder 2

Second draft, 1974 April 1

Box 25, Folder 3

Revision, undated

Box 24, Folder 4-5

Copy 3, undated

Box-folder FB 69: 08

Master galley proof, 1977, June, 16

Box-folder FB 69 : 09

Master galley proof, 1977, May, 19

Box-folder FB 69 : 10

Galley proof, 1977

Box-folder AV-10

Microfilm version, 1977

Box 25, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1977-1988

Box 25, Folder 7

Clippings and reviews, 1977-1988

Box 25, Folder 8

Research files, undated

 

Review, 1982

Box 25, Folder 9

Homo Technicus Adrift: the Novels of MacDonald Harris, by Stevan G. Kellman, 1982

 

Short stories, Subseries 1.2 Bulk, 1950-1959 1947-1975

 

Manuscripts of titles, with some including published copy, Bulk, 1950-1959 1947-1974

Box 25, Folder 10

The Aliens, 1957

Box 25, Folder 11

Ammazzafiori, 1968

Box 25, Folder 12

Annabel Lee, 1958

Box 25, Folder 13

Baal, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 1

Backyard bomb, 1956

Box 26, Folder 2

The Beautiful Bones, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 3

Behold, the Abundance of the Lord, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 4

A Brief Skirmish in the War of the Sexes, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 5

Cain on a Saturday Night, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 6

The Cathy Stories and Other Fictions, undated

Box 26, Folder 7

Ciao, Diana!, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 8

A Conversation in Limbo, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 9

A Cool Head in Danger, 1953

Box 26, Folder 10

The Cricket Murderer, 1961

Box 26, Folder 11

The Dog Mafia, 1972

Box 26, Folder 12

The Double Cross, 1956

Box 26, Folder 13

Dr. Pettigot's Face, 1974

Box 26, Folder 14

The End of Willie Popenoe, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 15

Expert Knowledge, 1954-1956

Box 26, Folder 16

The Factorum of Mr. Benturian, 1957

Box 26, Folder 17

The Flight from Uqbar to Ain-El-Shayk, undated

Box 26, Folder 18

The Flight of the Innocents, 1957

Box 26, Folder 19

Forbidden Hours, 1958

Box 26, Folder 20

The Fountain of Neptune, 1960

Box 26, Folder 21

The Generations, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 22

The Gift, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 23

The Girl in the Velveteen Slicker, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 24

Human Voices Wake Us, and We Drown, circa 1950-1959

Language of Material: English
Box 26, Folder 25

I Wonder What Became of Sally?, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 26

The Impasse of the Future, 1960

Box 26, Folder 27

Incident in a Life of Drudgery, circa 1950-1959

Box 26, Folder 28

The Inscrutable Latins, 1955

Box 26, Folder 29

Italia Primo Amore, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 1

The Koto Students, 1959 and 1963

Box 27, Folder 2

The Lieutenant (J.G.) and the Sixth Commandment, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 3

The Love and Fortune of Elio Weinfreud, 1954

Box 27, Folder 4

The Man in the Velveteen Slicker, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 5

The Marks, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 6

Mayerling and the Mouse Orchestra, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 7

A Memoire from the Lab, 1972

Box 27, Folder 8

Most Likely to Succeed, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 9

Mr. Benturian Buys a Jaguar, 1957

Box 27, Folder 10

Mrs. Ramsey, Poised, Self-Assured, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 11

My Gun is Leaky, 1955

Box 27, Folder 12

The Nuclear Vision of P. Nimius Meleichos, 1958

Box 27, Folder 13

Obviously a Mean-looking Hombre, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 14

Odi et Amo, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 15

Pagliaccio at Lido, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 16

The Palimpsest of Mr. Benturian, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 17

A Patron of the Arts, 1954

Box 27, Folder 18

Pedro to Pearl, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 19

The Photograph, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 19

Pour le Sport, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 20

The Radiant Binge of Mr. Kittridge, 1956

Box 27, Folder 21

Rainy Day on the Sound, 1956

Box 27, Folder 22

Rosalind, 1956

Box 27, Folder 23

Rubioon, 1961

Box 27, Folder 24

The Sad Lady, 1947

Box 27, Folder 25

Scar of Love, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 26

Scenario for a Silent Film, 1954

Box 27, Folder 27

Second Circle (the carnal sinners), circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 28

The Secret, undated

Box 27, Folder 29

A Severe Quirk of the Mind, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 30

The Shoals of Love, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 31

Snow and Lilac, 1956

Box 27, Folder 32

The Soluble Fish, 1959

Box 27, Folder 33

The Sun Priestess, circa 1950-1959

Box 27, Folder 34

Teatime and the Voice, 1961 and 1962

Box 27, Folder 35

Teddy-bear, 1955

Box 28, Folder 1

Thou Shalt not Kill: A Soldier's Dilemma, 1960

Box 28, Folder 2

The Tiger Springs, Us He Devours, 1964

Box 28, Folder 3

The Tissue-paper Kiss, 1958

Box 28, Folder 4

To the Island, circa 1950-1959

Box 28, Folder 5

A Token of Love, circa 1950-1959

Box 28, Folder 6

Trepleff, 1966

Box 28, Folder 7

The Virgin's Mass, circa 1950-1959

Box 28, Folder 8

Voozette a Merry Can?, 1966

Box 28, Folder 9

The Way to Do It, circa 1950-1959

Box 28, Folder 10

What Have You Done to Our Little Girl?, circa 1950-1959

Box 28, Folder 11

The Worst Sin of All, 1954

Box 28, Folder 12

The Yellow Paper, 1950-1959

Box 28, Folder 13-15

Correspondence, Bulk, 1952-1962 1947-1975

 

Other fiction writings, Subseries 1.3 1970-1978, 1980 and undated

 

Children's literature, 1970-1978

 

They Sailed Alone, 1970-1978

 

Manuscripts, undated

Box 28, Folder 16

Author's copy, undated

Box 29, Folder 1

Galley proof, undated

Box 29, Folder 2

Typed copy undated

Box 29, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1970-1978

 

Drama, undated

Box 29, Folder 4

The Cinderella Machine: A Comedy in Three Acts, undated

 

The Farce of Master Peter Patelin, or The Schyster Confounded undated

 

Manuscripts, undated

Box 29, Folder 5

Bound edition, undated

Box 29, Folder 6

Mimeographed copy, undated

 

Movie treatment, 1980

Box 29, Folder 7

Screaming Tires, 1980

 

Poetry, undated

Box 29, Folder 8

The Lotus Eaters, undated

Language of Material: English
 

General correspondence about fiction writings, Subseries 1.4 1964-1988

Box 29, Folder 9

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1977

Box 29, Folder 10

Atheneum, Thomas A, Stewart, 1977-1988

Box 30, Folder 1

Books Abroad, 1965-1972

Box 30, Folder 2

Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1964-1976

Box 30, Folder 3

The Carol Smith Literary Agency, 1978-1984

Box 30, Folder 4

Lennart Sane Agency, 1977-1980

Box 30, Folder 5

Phyllis Seidel Literary Agency, 1975-1982

Box 30, Folder 6

Viking Press, Amanda Vaill, 1979-1986

 

Nonfiction writings Series 2. 1949-1989

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.8 linear foot

Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of information about Heiney's two books on Italian literature, his book reviews, literary criticism, translations, newspaper articles and writings as a M.A. and Ph.D student. Thera are correspondence, clipping and reviews for Heiney's two books on Italian literature: America in Modern Italian Literature and Three Italian Novelists. The book reviews and translations contain either a manuscript or published copy of his work and some correspondence with his publisher is also included. Literary criticism and other newspaper articles contain Heiney's own copy and sometimes the published version as well.
His student writings from the University of Southern California consist of his thesis for an M.A. in Comparative Literature (1949) titled the American Criticism of Andre Gide and his Ph.D dissertation on Elements of Greek Mythology in Twentieth-century French and German Drama (1552). Also included are a range of student papers on literary subjects written from 1949-1952.

Series Collection Arrangement

This series is arranged in 6 subseries:
  • Subseries 1. Books, 1964-1970
  • Subseries 2. Book reviews, 1963-1989
  • Subseries 3. Literary criticism, 1954-1974
  • Subseries 4. Translations, 1957-1976
  • Subseries 5. Other articles, 1961-1988
  • Subseries 6. Writings as a student at the University of Southern California, 1949-1952
 

Books, Subseries 2.1 1964-1970

 

America in Modern Italian Literature, 1964

Box 30, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1966-1977

Box 30, Folder 8

Clippings and reviews, 1964-1989

 

Three Italian Novelists, 1968

Box 30, Folder 9, Box 31, Folder 1

Copy #2, manuscript, before 1968

Box 31, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1970-1982

Box 31`, Folder 3

Clippings and reviews, 1969-1971

 

Book reviews, Subseries 2.2 1963-1989

Box 31, Folder 4

Manuscripts, A-C, 1963-1989

Box 31, Folder 5

Manuscripts, E-U, 1963-1989

 

Christian Science Monitor reviews, 1965-1977

Box 31, Folder 6

Manuscripts, Bulk, 1966-1970 1965-1977

Box 31, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1965-1975

 

Literary criticism, Subseries 2.3 1954-1974

Box 32, Folder 1

Manuscripts, A-I 1954-1974

Box 32, Folder 2

Manuscripts, M-W 1954-1974

 

Translations, Subseries 2.4 1957-1976

Box 32, Folder 3

Manuscripts, 1957-1976

Box 32, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1960, 1971-1972

 

Newspaper articles, Subseries 2.5 1961-1988

Box 32, Folder 5

Professors and coeds: harassment can cut two ways, article and responses, 1984

Box 32, Folder 6

Manuscripts and clippings, 1961-1988

 

Writings as a student at the University of Southern California, Subseries 2.6 1949-1952

Box 32, Folder 7-8

Papers, 1949-1952

Box 33, Folder 1

Thesis, 1949

Box 33, Folder 2-3

Dissertation, 1952