Inventory of the Jay Martin Collection

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Inventory of the Jay Martin Collection

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jay Martin Collection
Creator: Martin, Jay
Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to qualified researches by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL. 

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jay Martin Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Container List

Box Box 1, Folder 1.

West, Nathanael.

 

The Adventurer: [short story] (xerox). 1 piece.

Folder 2.

West, Nathanael.

 

Application for Guggenheim (xerox). 1 piece.

Folder 3.

[West, Nathanael].

 

Blind Date: [play: synopsis] (xerox). 20 July 1934.1 piece.

Folder 4.

West, Nathanael & Boris Ingster.

 

A Cool Million: [play: synopsis]. 15 pages. Also: original cover.

Folder 5.

West, Nathanael.

 

Day of the Locust: [novel: fragment, typewritten, with autograph corrections]. 4 pages.

Folder 6.

West, Nathanael.

 

Even Stephen: [play] (xerox). 96 pages.

Folder 7.

West, Nathanael.

 

The Fake (xerox). 22 pages.

Folder 8.

West, Nathanael.

 

Flight South: [play: treatment] (xerox). 51 pages.

Folder 9.

West, Nathanael & Joseph Schrank.

 

Good Hunting: [play] (xerox). 128 pages. Also: title page for Gentlemen, the War (xerox) -- same play as Good Hunting?

Folder 10.

West, Nathanael? [Notes].

 

1 piece.

Folder 11.

West, Nathanael.

 

Osceola: [play: treatment] (xerox). 17 pages.

Folder 12.

West, Nathanael.

 

[Outline for a novel] (xerox). 1940. 22 pages.

Folder 13.

West, Nathanael.

 

Spirit of Culver: [play] (xerox). 4 January 1939. 126 pages.

Folder 14.

West, Nathanael.

 

The Squealer: [play: synopsis] (xerox). 25 January 1941. 1 piece.

Folder 15.

West, Nathanael.

 

The Squealer: [play: first draft]. 9 February 1938. 36 pages.

Folder 16.

West, Nathanael.

 

The Victoria Docks at Eight: [play: synopsis] (xerox). 27 February 1940. 1 piece. Also: synopsis of play with same title, written by Rufus King, 28 October 1937 (xerox).

Folder 17.

West, Nathanael.

 

To Bennett Cerf (xeroxes). 1938-1940. 9 pieces.

Folder 18.

West, Nathanael.

 

To Saxe Commins (xerox). 14 February 1939. 1 piece. Following the above: note from Commins to Bennett Cerf.

Folder 19.

West, Nathanael.

 

To Jo Conway. 1938.6 letters. Also: letter from Jo Conway to Jay Martin, 16 September 1967.

Folder 20.

West, Nathanael.

 

To Malcolm [Cowley?]: modern copy and xerox. 11 May 1939. 2 pieces. Also: xerox of letter from Malcolm Cowley to Cyril M. Schneider, 28 June 1952.

Folder 21.

West, Nathanael.

 

To F. Scott Fitzgerald (xeroxes). 1934-1939. 3 pieces. Also: Fitzgerald, F. Scott, to the Trustees of the Guggenheim Fellowship, 25 September 1934.

Folder 22.

West, Nathanael.

 

To Glick (xerox). 20 April 1937. 1 piece.

Folder 23.

West, Nathanael.

 

To Boris [Ingster?]. 1 piece.

Folder 24.

West, Nathanael.

 

To Beatrice Mathieu (xeroxes). 28 pieces.

Folder 25.

West, Nathanael.

 

To George Milburn. 1 piece.

Folder 26.

West, Nathanael.

 

To S. J. Perelman (xerox), incomplete. 1 piece.

Folder 27.

West, Nathanael.

 

To William Carlos Williams (xeroxes). 16 pieces. Originals in Yale University Library.

Folder 28.

Williams, William Carlos.

 

[Review of Miss Lonelyhearts]. 1 piece.

Folder 29.

Williams, William Carlos.

 

To Nathanael West. 4 September 1932. 1 piece.

Folder 30.

Wilson, Edmund.

 

[Blurb for Miss Lonelyhearts, followed by note to Nathanael West]. 1 piece.

Folder 31.

Photographs of Nathanael West, family, and homes.

Box Box 2, Folder 1.

Brown, Bob.

 

To Nathanael West. 24 April 1933. 1 piece (postcard).

Folder 2.

Caldwell, Erskine.

 

To Bennett Cerf. 3 May 1939. 1 piece.

Folder 3.

Caldwell, Erskine.

 

To Nathanael West. 15 April 1933. 1 piece.

Folder 4.

Cerf, Bennett.

 

To Nathanael West (xeroxes). 1938-1940. 9 pieces.

Folder 5.

Farrell, James T.

 

[Notes re: Nathanael West]. 5 pages. Also: letter (3 pages) from Farrell to Jay Martin.

Folder 6.

Farrell, James T.

 

Toward a Criticism of the American Movies and American Culture: [essay (carbon copy)]. 20 pages.

Folder 7.

Flores, Angel.

 

To Nathanael West. 1933. 1 piece.

Folder 8.

Froelich, E.

 

To Nathanael West. 1 piece.

Folder 9.

Geller, James J.

 

To Pasqual Covici. 7 June 1934. 1 piece.

Folder 10.

Gold, Michael.

 

To Nathanael West. 19 April 1933. 1 piece (postcard).

Folder 11.

H , Norm? To Nathanael West.

 

1 piece.

Folder 12.

Ingster, Boris, Nathanael West, and George Beck.

 

Amateur Angel: [play: synopsis] (xerox). 27 March 1941.1 piece.

Folder 13.

Ingster, Boris & Nathanael West.

 

Bird in Hand: [play: synopsis]. 30 October 1940. 1 piece.

Folder 14.

Levy, Melvin.

 

To Nathanael West. 12 September 1939. 1 piece.

Folder 15.

McAlmon, Robert.

 

To Norman Holmes Pearson (xerox). 3 August 1953. 1 piece.

Folder 16.

McAlmon, Robert.

 

To Norman Holmes Pearson (xerox). 16 June 1954. 1 piece.

Folder 17.

[McAlmon]?, Robert.

 

To Nathanael West. 1 piece.

Folder 18.

Mathieu, Beatrice.

 

To Jay Martin. 1966.4 letters.

Folder 19.

Milburn, George.

 

To Nathanael West. 12 March 1939. 1 piece.

Folder 20.

Myers, John Myers.

 

Pirate, Pawnee and Mountain Man: [play: synopsis]. 8 June 1964. 1 piece.

Folder 21.

O , H S .

 

To Nathanael West. 16 [ ] 1932. 1 piece.

Folder 22.

Pearce, Charles A.

 

To Nathanael West . 7 September 1933. 1 piece. Also: literary note written for Harrison's Reports, responding to a review of Miss Lonelyhearts. The issue carrying the review is also present. The whole: 3 pieces.

Folder 23.

Perelman, S.J.

 

To "Scotty" (xerox). 11 January 1941. 1 piece.

Folder 24.

Root, Wells.

 

Notes on Nathanael West. 26 pages.

Folder 25.

Ephemera.

 

Bird and Bottle by Nathanael West, published in Pacific Weekly. 1 piece. (Jay Martin's note identifies this as an early version of Day of the Locust. )

Folder 26.

Ephemera.

 

List of books owned by Nathanael West. 7 pages.

Folder 27.

Ephemera.

 

List of Nathanael West letters and materials. 20 pages.

Folder 28.

Ephemera.

 

List of works by Nathanael West. 2 pieces.

Folder 29.

Ephemera.

 

Map of L.A. with locations of West's homes marked. 1 piece.

Folder 30.

Ephemera.

 

Miscellaneous printed items.

Folder 31.

Ephemera.

 

The Paradoxian: [miscellaneous pages and issues].

Oversize Box 2a (Oversize), Folder 1.

Caldwell, Erskine.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 14 March 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 2.

Clough, Ben C.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 20 October 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 3.

Coates, Robert M.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 6 June 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 4.

Farrell, James T.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 25 March 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 5.

James, Dan.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 21 July 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 6.

Kapstein, S.J.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 28 May 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 7.

Miller, Henry.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 8.

Pound, Ezra.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 11 March 1952.

Folder 9.

Reynolds, Quentin.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 30 July 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 10.

Root, Wells.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 26 August 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 11.

Sanford, John.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 30 April 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 12.

Schneider, Cyril M.

 

To William Faulkner (xerox). 13 July 1954. 1 piece.

Folder 13.

Schulberg, Budd.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 31 March 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 14.

Seager, Allan.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 15 April 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 15.

Wainwright, Alexander D.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 4 August 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 16.

West, Nathanael.

 

Blind Date: [play: treatment] (xerox). 12 pages.

Folder 17.

West, Nathanael.

 

The Return to the Soil: [play: second treatment]. 12 August 1933. 64 pages.

Folder 18.

[West, Nathanael].

 

Three Eskimos. 1 piece.

Folder 19.

Williams, William Carlos.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 25 May 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 20.

Wilson, Edmund.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 19 March 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 21.

Zugsmith, Leane.

 

To Cyril M. Schneider (xerox). 9 August 1952. 1 piece.

Folder 22.

Ephemera.

 

Coroner's Report of Inquest into Deaths of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney West (xerox). 24 December 1940. 1 piece.

Folder 23.

Ephemera.

 

Lonely Heart, lyrics and music by Irving Berlin: [sheet music]. 1933. 1 piece.

Folder 24.

Ephemera.

 

Schedule of motion pictures for Columbia Pictures (xerox). 1 piece.