Guide to the David Henry Hwang Papers, ca. 1985-1992

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Guide to the David Henry Hwang Papers, ca. 1985-1992

Collection number: M636

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
n.d.
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble and Geoffrey Skinner
© 1997 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Henry Hwang Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1985-1992
Collection number: Special Collections M636
Creator: Hwang, David Henry, 1957-
Extent: 17.5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

None.

Publication Rights:

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance:

Gift of David H. Hwang, 1991 and 1992.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] David Henry Hwang Papers, M636, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

BIOGRAPHY

David Henry Hwang is an award-winning playwright whose work often deals with the manipulation or breakdown of stereotypes--particularly those concerning Asian-Americans--while exploring the frontiers of experimental drama. Hwang, a creative writing major who studied with Stanford professor John L'Heureux, graduated from the university in 1979. He credits L'Heureux and playwright Sam Shepard as early influences.
M. Butterfly, the best known of Hwang's plays, won Broadway's Tony Award in 1988. In the years following M. Butterfly's success Hwang has moved toward filmwriting, exploring the Asian-American experience in films such as Golden Gate, the collection's most recent piece, which was filmed on location in San Francisco in 1992.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Includes original manuscripts, corrected typescripts, etc. for both major and minor works including M. BUTTERFLY, BONDAGE, and 1000 AIRPLANES ON THE ROOF.

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1a, Folder 1

Essays

Box 1a, Folder 2

"Sunday Sermon"/"Hypocrites No More"

Box 1a, Folder 3

"Free at Last"

Box 1a, Folder 4-5

"M. Butterfly"

Box 1a, Folder 6

"Jan Ken Po"

Box 1a, Folder 7

"Devil May Care"

Box 1a, Folder 8-11

"Rich Relations"

Box 1b (o.s)

"1000 Airplanes on the Roof"

Box 2, Folder 1-6

"Rich Relations" (originals)

Box 2, Folder 7-8

"Over the Edge" (originals)

Box 2, Folder 9-12

"CL" (originals)

Box 2, Folder 13

"MF" (originals)

Box 2, Folder 14

"7 Years in Tibet" (originals)

Box 2, Folder 15-17

unknown originals

Box 3, Folder 1

correspondence: originals

Box 3, Folder 2

correspondence: originals : Merrill and Attorneys

Box 3, Folder 3

National Endowment for the Arts: applications

Box 3, Folder 4

newspaper/magazine clippings

Box 3, Folder 5

synopsis

Box 3, Folder 6

"American Dreams"

Box 3, Folder 7

"New World"

Box 3, Folder 8

"San Francisco"

Box 3, Folder 9

Government Councils: Theatre Communications Group & California Arts

Box 3, Folder 10

Writers Agency

Box 3, Folder 11

"Rich Relations": Agreements

Box 3, Folder 12

Contracts: "Good Fortune"

Box 3, Folder 13

"Devil May Care"

Box 3, Folder 14

"M. Butterfly"

Box 4, Folder 1

"M. Butterfly"

Box 4, Folder 2

"Good Fortune"

Box 4, Folder 3

"Seven Years in Tibet"

Box 4, Folder 4

"Year Without Michael"

Box 4, Folder 5-6

"M. Butterfly"

Box 4, Folder 7

"M. Butterfly" : Corrections

Box 4, Folder 8

"M. Butterfly": Cuts

Box 4, Folder 9

"M. Butterfly" : Original Housing

Box 5, Folder 1

"M. Butterfly" Contract

Box 5, Folder 2

"FOB": Contracts

Box 5, Folder 3

"FOB": Interview

Box 5, Folder 4

"FOB": Original and Draft

Box 5, Folder 5

Stage design: Plenter and Horivichi

Box 5, Folder 6-11

"The Dance of the Railroad": originals and copy prints

Box 5, Folder 12

"The Dance of the Railroad": Cricket Theatre

Box 5, Folder 13

"The Dance of the Railroad": Production Material

Box 5, Folder 14

Unknown original (yellow pad)

Box 5, Folder 15

"Family Devotion"

Box 5, Folder 16

"Family Devotion"

Box 5, Folder 17

"Family Devotion" : Original Housing

Box 6, Folder 1

"Rich Relations"

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence; Madame Butterfly libretto (Puccini)

Box 6, Folder 3

Contracts: "Dr. Haing Ngor Project"

Box 6, Folder 4

Approved Production Contract for Plays

Box 6, Folder 5

Articles: "Why Not Sort of Pregnant?"

Box 6, Folder 6

Television Writing Contract: "Dr. Haing Ngor MFT"

Box 6, Folder 7

"Good Intentions"

Box 6, Folder 8

"Free at Last"

Box 6, Folder 9

"Destiny: The Story of Dr. Haing S. Ngor"

Box 6, Folder 10

"Destiny: The Story of Dr. Haing S. Ngor" : Original Housing

Box 6, Folder 11

"Cheap Tales"

Box 6, Folder 12

"Unnatural Acts": The Cricket Theatre

Box 7, Folder 1-12

"Family Devotions" (originals & copy prints)

Box 7, Folder 13

"Family Devotions": contracts

Box 8, Folder 1-5

"The House of Sleeping Beauties": (originals & copy prints)

Box 8, Folder 6

"Sound and Beauty," "The House of Sleeping Beauties": Production Material

Box 8, Folder 7

"New Worlds"/ "Letters from the East" (included)

Box 8, Folder 8

"New Worlds"

Box 8, Folder 9

"Leading the Blind"

Box 8, Folder 10

Agreement: Kletter & Hwang

Box 9, Folder 1

"Unnatural Acts": Stage designs, clippings, brochures

Box 9, Folder 2

"Unnatural Acts"

Box 9, Folder 3

"Unnatural Acts" : Original Housing

Box 9, Folder 4

American Playhouse; T.V. Agreements

Box 9, Folder 5

"Jan Ken Po"

Box 9, Folder 6

"Good Intentions"

Box 9, Folder 7

"Igo Ono": Business Material

Box 9, Folder 8

"Sound of a Voice"

Box 9, Folder 9-10

"Igo Ono"

Box 10, Folder 1

"Igo Ono": Preliminary Material

Box 10, Folder 2-10

"Igo Ono"

Box 10, Folder 11

"As the Crow Flies"

Box 10, Folder 12-13

("Sunset in Noriega"?): 2 originals

Box 10, Folder 14

"A Chinaman's Chance"

Box 11, Folder 1-11

Newspaper/ Magazine Articles

Box 11, Folder 12

"Yellow Fever": A play by Rich Shiomi

Box 11, Folder 13

Miscellaneous

Box 12

Magazines and Brochures

Box 13

Photographs

Box 14

Original Newspapers

Box 15

Posters

Box 16, Folder 1

"2-2 Utterly Utterly": screenplay

Box 16, Folder 2

"2-2 Utterly Utterly": movie material

Box 16, Folder 3

"2-2 Utterly Utterly": Treatment (McLaren)

Box 16, Folder 4-11

"2-2 Utterly Utterly": Originals (yellow pads)

Box 16, Folder 12

"The Voyage"

Box 16, Folder 13

"The Voyage": libretto

Box 16, Folder 14

"The Visitors": First Draft

Box 17, Folder 1

"1000 Airplanes on the Roof"

Box 17, Folder 2

"1000 Airplanes on the Roof"Production Schedule

Box 17, Folder 3

"1000 Airplanes on the Roof"Itineraries

Box 17, Folder 4

"1000 Airplanes on the Roof"Preliminary storyboards

Box 17, Folder 5

"Bondage": First Draft

Box 17, Folder 6

"Bondage": Second Draft

Box 17, Folder 7

"Bondage": Louisville Drafts

Box 17, Folder 8

Humana Festival materials

Box 17, Folder 9

Humana Festival schedules

Box 17, Folder 10

"M. Butterfly": Contracts, script updates

Box 18, Folder 1

"M. Butterfly": Screenplay, Second Draft

Box 18, Folder 2

"Bondage": Notes

Box 18, Folder 3

"M. Butterfly": First Draft

Box 18, Folder 4

"M. Butterfly": copy

Box 18, Folder 5

"M. Butterfly": Screenplay, First Draft

Box 18, Folder 6

"M. Butterfly": Screenplay, Second Draft

Box 19, Folder 1-3

"M. Butterfly": Filmscript Originals (yellow pads)

Box 19, Folder 4

"M. Butterfly": Treatment and First Draft

Box 19, Folder 5

"M. Butterfly": Notes and Draft

Box 19, Folder 6

"Seven years in Tibet": Notes and Correspondence

Box 20, Folder 1

"Seven years in Tibet": Screenplay, Rough Draft

Box 20, Folder 2

"Seven years in Tibet": Second Draft

Box 20, Folder 3

"Seven years in Tibet": Draft (Apr. 22, 1990)

Box 20, Folder 4

"Seven years in Tibet": Development Materials

Box 20, Folder 5

"Seven years in Tibet": Draft (Dec. 27, 1989)

Box 20, Folder 6

"Seven years in Tibet": Draft (May 6, 1990)

Box 21, Folder 1

"Seven Years in Tibet": Draft (computer printout)

Box 21, Folder 2

"Seven years in Tibet": Rough Draft (Aug. 17, 1987)

Box 21, Folder 3

"Seven years in Tibet": Second Draft (Dec. 20, 1988)

Box 21, Folder 4

"Seven years in Tibet": Draft fragment

Box 21, Folder 5

"Seven years in Tibet": First Draft and Correspondence

Box 21, Folder 6-7

"Seven years in Tibet": Original Rewrites (yellow pads)

Box 22, Folder 1-7

"Seven years in Tibet": Rewrites (yellow pads)

Box 23, Folder 1

"A Chinaman's Chance": Draft & Miscellaneous Notes

Box 23, Folder 2

"Spring Wind": Drafts

Box 23, Folder 3

"My American Son": Teleplay, Second Draft

Box 23, Folder 4

"Golden Gate": First and Third Drafts

Box 23, Folder 5

"Golden Gate": Third Draft

Box 23, Folder 6

"Red Angel": Second Draft

Box 24, Folder 1

"Golden Gate": Fourth Draft

Box 24, Folder 2-3

"Playhouse": Originals (yellow pads)

Box 24, Folder 4-5

"Playhouse": Original Rewrites (yellow pads)