Guide to the Richard Scowcroft Papers

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Overview

Call Number: SC0585
Creator: Scowcroft, Richard
Title: Richard Scowcroft papers
Dates: 1939-1993
Physical Description: 6 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

Custodial History

Gift of Richard Scowcroft, March 2000

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use.

Ownership & Copyright

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 and University Archives.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Richard Scowcroft Papers (SC0585). Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Richard Scowcroft joined the faculty of the Department of English at Stanford in 1947; he was appointed Professor in 1957 and retired in 1979. He served as associate director and then director of the Creative Writing Program and was chair of the English department from 1976 to 1978. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Utah and then traveled for two years before pursuing graduate work at Harvard. He was a teaching fellow there from 1942-46, earned his Ph.D. in 1946, and was a Briggs-Copeland instructor, 1946-47. In addition to editing numerous textbooks and story anthologies, he has published six novels.

Scope and Content

The papers of Richard Scowcroft, 1939-1993, document his teaching and writing career and include letters from writers, editors, and colleagues; Stanford teaching materials and departmental files; speeches and lectures; and manuscripts, typescripts, and reviews of his novels. There is a sizeable amount of correspondence from Tillie Olsen, 1959-73, Wallace Stegner, 1944-73, Jessamyn West, 1948-1983; his editors Carolyn Blakemore, Paul Brooks, and Dorothy De Santillana; and his agent Henry Volkening. Other correspondents include Bruce Bliven, Tom Bontly, Bliss Carnochan, John Cheever, Avis De Voto, Maxwell Geismar, Helen Howe, Janet Lewis, John L'Heureux, Erika Mann, Theodore Morrison, Anais Nin, Katherine Anne Porter, May Sarton, and Stephen Spender.
His class files contain two types of materials: reading lists, exams, and other handouts; and his lectures or lecture notes. Folder titles were taken from Scowcroft's original folders and in some cases there is overlap with other classes, especially if the content is similar. The collection also includes manuscripts of stories written while at Harvard and an unpublished novel, three photographs, and an audio tape of Scowcroft reading from his novel First Family.

Access Terms

Bauer, Todd.
Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977
Bontly, Thomas, 1939-
Brooks, Paul, 1909-1998.
Carnochan, W. B.
Cheever, John.
De Santillana, Dorothy.
De Voto, Avis.
Geismar, Maxwell David, 1909-
Howe, Helen.
Jones, Richard, 1926 July 25-
L'Heureux, John.
Lewis, Janet, 1899-1998
Mann, Erika, 1905-1969.
Morrison, Theodore, 1901-1988.
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Olsen, Tillie.
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980.
Sarton, May,, 1912-1995.
Spender, Stephen,, 1909-1995.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University. Creative Writing Program
Stanford University. Dept. of English.
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993
Turow, Scott.
Volkening, Henry.
West, Jessamyn.
Creative writing--Study and teaching.
English literature--Study and teaching.
Manuscripts (for publication).


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1944-1993

Box 1, Folder 1

Abrahams, William 1955, 1972

Box 1, Folder 2

Berman, Sylvia 1950-70

Box 1, Folder 3

Blakemore, Carolyn, (includes copies of correspondence with Jessamyn West) 1966-71

Box 1, Folder 4

Brooks, Paul 1944-54

Box 1, Folder 5

Cheever, John 1975-77 and undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Cowley, Malcolm and Muriel 1956-81

Box 1, Folder 7

De Santillana, Dorothy 1954-73 and undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Geismar, Maxwell 1946-53 and undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Griffith, Corinne 1950-52

Box 1, Folder 10

Howe, Helen 1945-69

Box 1, Folder 11

Lewis, Janet 1993

Box 1, Folder 12

L'Heureux, John 1972-73

Box 1, Folder 13

Morrison, Theodore 1945-73

Box 1, Folder 14

Nin, Anais 1947 and undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Olsen, Tillie 1959-61

Box 1, Folder 16

Olsen, Tillie, (with photographs) 1962-63 1964

Box 1, Folder 17

Olsen, Tillie, note and typescript of her seminar "Death of the Creative Process," 1963

Box 1, Folder 18

Olsen, Tillie 1964-65

Box 1, Folder 19

Olsen, Tillie 1966-68 Jan

Box 1, Folder 20

Olsen, Tillie, letter (with pressed leaves) 7-Oct-68

Box 1, Folder 21

Olsen, Tillie 1969-73

Box 1, Folder 22

Olsen, Tillie undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Pember, Timothy 1953 and undated

Box 1, Folder 24

Richardson, Stewart 1965-66

Box 1, Folder 25

Sarton, May 1951-57

Box 1, Folder 26

Stegner, Mary 1945

Box 1, Folder 27

Stegner, Wallace 1944-50

Box 1, Folder 28

Stegner, Wallace 1959-62

Box 1, Folder 29

Stegner, Wallace 1965-73

Box 1, Folder 30

Stewart, Donald 1986

Box 1, Folder 31

Turow, Scott 1987-88

Box 1, Folder 32

Volkening, Henry 1948-64

Box 1, Folder 33

Volkening, Henry 1965-72

Box 1, Folder 34

Walton, Jon 1966-67

Box 1, Folder 35

West, Jessamyn 1948-49

Box 1, Folder 36

West, Jessamyn 1952-54

Box 1, Folder 37

West, Jessamyn 1959-61

Box 1, Folder 38

West, Jessamyn 1962-63

Box 2, Folder 1

West, Jessamyn 1964-66

Box 2, Folder 2

West, Jessamyn 1967-69

Box 2, Folder 3

West, Jessamyn 1970-78

Box 2, Folder 4

West, Jessamyn 1980-83

Box 2, Folder 5

West, Jessamyn, Christmas notes undated

Box 2, Folder 6

West, Jessamyn, fragment and undated letters

Box 2, Folder 7

West, Jessamyn, clippings and photograph

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence, A - B

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence, C - D

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence, E - J

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence, L - M

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence, N - P

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence, R - S

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence, T - Z

Box 2, Folder 15

Correspondence, no last name

 

Series 2 Stanford University Administrative and Teaching Files 1949-1978

Box 2, Folder 16

Departmental correspondence 1960-78

Box 2, Folder 17

Departmental memos 1976-78

Box 2, Folder 18

List of fellowships

Box 2, Folder 19

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 20

Ph.D. reading lists and qualifying exams 1952-75

Box 2, Folder 21

Ph.D. oral exams, individuals A - O

Box 2, Folder 22

Ph.D. oral exams, individuals P - Z

Box 2, Folder 23

English 30

Box 2, Folder 24

English 75 (Introduction to the Novel), notes and lectures [some materials may also related to Eng. 30]

Box 3, Folder 1

English 75, lecture notes, etc.

Box 3, Folder 2

English 75, exams, reading lists, etc. 1949-70

Box 3, Folder 3

English 173, lecture notes

Box 3, Folder 4

English 173, exams, reading lists, etc. 1955-70

Box 3, Folder 5

English 198 (Development of the Short Story)

Box 3, Folder 6

English 241, lecture notes

Box 3, Folder 7

English 241, lecture notes

Box 3, Folder 8

English 241, exams, reading lists, etc.

Box 3, Folder 9

English 242 (The English Novel in the 19th Century)

Box 3, Folder 10

English 255, lecture

Box 3, Folder 11

English 307A, lecture notes

Box 3, Folder 12

English 307A, class materials, book orders

Box 3, Folder 13

Freshman English, sources

Box 3, Folder 14

Writing classes, lecture notes

Box 3, Folder 15

Writing classes, lecture notes

Box 3, Folder 16

Writing classes, sources

 

Series 3 Speeches

Box 4, Folder 1

Two speeches: on his novel First Family; and on another of his novels

Box 4, Folder 2

Two speeches: on the Stanford creative writing center; and on his Stanford colleagues (?)

Box 4, Folder 3

Two speeches: on teaching the novel

Box 4, Folder 4

Three speeches: the writer as a teacher of creative writing; speech to instructors; and on teaching writing

Box 4, Folder 5

Three speeches: on writing; why write it?; and why I write

Box 4, Folder 6

One speech: on novels and novelists

Box 4, Folder 7

Two speeches: the novel is an act of communication; and in search of a novel

Box 4, Folder 8

Two speeches: discussion of the novel in terms of family; and remarks on the novel

Box 4, Folder 9

Two speeches: on modern fiction; and the heroine in 20th century fiction

Box 4, Folder 10

Two speeches: Ivanhoe 1820; and on the 19th century novel

Box 4, Folder 11

Two speeches: techniques of fiction; and the circle, or how to return to where you started from

Box 4, Folder 12

One speech: the young writer and his material; and a set of "Play-a-Plot" plot cards with instructions

Box 4, Folder 13

One speech: Carleton miscellany

Box 4, Folder 14

Miscellaneous notes for speeches

 

Series 4 Writings 1939-1973

 

Harvard class stories 1939-40

Box 4, Folder 15

"Career"

Box 4, Folder 16

"Death of Cleo"

Box 4, Folder 17

"The Derelict"

Box 4, Folder 18

"The Last Summer"

Box 4, Folder 19

"Ship for Singapore"

Box 4, Folder 20

"The Spirit of the Thing"

Box 4, Folder 21

"A Story of a Lady"

 

Children of the Covenant (published in 1945)

Box 4, Folder 22

Manuscript, unnumbered part and chapter 7

Box 4, Folder 23

Manuscript, parts XI and XII

Box 4, Folder 24

Manuscript, parts XIV and XV

Box 4, Folder 25

Manuscript, parts XVI and XVII

Box 4, Folder 26

Manuscript, parts IXX, XX, and unnumbered

Box 4, Folder 27

Manuscript, unnumbered sections

Box 4, Folder 28

Manuscript, unnumbered sections

Box 4, Folder 29

Manuscript, part XII, chapter 7, and unnumbered section

Box 4, Folder 30

Manuscript, part X and unnumbered section

Box 5, Folder 1

Manuscript, part IV and chapter 6

Box 5, Folder 2

Synopsis

Box 5, Folder 3

Typescript, chapters 1-3

Box 5, Folder 4

Typescript, chapters 4-8

Box 5, Folder 5

Typescript, chapters 9-12

Box 5, Folder 6

Typescript, chapters 13-16

Box 5, Folder 7

Typescript, chapters 17 - end

Box 5, Folder 8

Typescript, prologue

Box 5, Folder 9

Typescript, chapters 1 (incomplete) and 5

Box 5, Folder 10

Letter from Emerson C. Willey re legal research 1944

Box 5, Folder 11

Announcements and listings

Box 5, Folder 12

Reviews 1945

 

First Family (published in 1950)

Box 5, Folder 13

Manuscript, chapters 1-2

Box 5, Folder 14

Manuscript, chapters 3-4

Box 5, Folder 15

Manuscript, chapters 5-7

Box 5, Folder 16

Manuscript, chapters 8-10

Box 5, Folder 17

Manuscript, chapters 11-13

Box 5, Folder 18

Manuscript, chapters 14-16

Box 6, Folder 1

Manuscript, chapters 17-18

Box 6, Folder 2

Typescript, pages 1-80

Box 6, Folder 3

Typescript, pages 81-175

Box 6, Folder 4

Typescript, pages 176-252

Box 6, Folder 5

Typescript, pages 253-328

Box 6, Folder 6

Typescript, pages 329-428

Box 6, Folder 7

Ads

Box 6, Folder 8

Radio program scripts 1950

Box 6, Folder 9

Reviews 1950

 

A View of the Bay (published in 1955)

Box 6, Folder 10

Manuscript, chapters 1-4

Box 6, Folder 11

Manuscript, chapters 5-8

Box 6, Folder 12

Manuscript, chapters 10-11

Box 6, Folder 13

Manuscript, chapters 12-17

Box 6, Folder 14

Manuscript, chapters 6, unnumbered, and 9A

Box 6, Folder 15

Synopsis

Box 6, Folder 16

Typescript, pages 1-74

Box 6, Folder 17

Typescript, pages 75-145

Box 7, Folder 1

Typescript, pages 146-252

Box 7, Folder 2

Dust jackets

Box 7, Folder 3

Reviews 1955

 

Unpublished novel early 1960s

Box 7, Folder 4

Manuscript, chapters 1-3

Box 7, Folder 5

Manuscript, chapters 4-6

Box 7, Folder 6

Manuscript, chapters 7-9

Box 7, Folder 7

Manuscript, chapters 10-12

Box 7, Folder 8

Manuscript, chapters 13-17

Box 7, Folder 9

Manuscript, chapters 18 - end

Box 7, Folder 10

Typescript, pages 41-68, 96-111 and 115-116

Box 7, Folder 11

Typescript, pages 175-303 (chapters 10-17)

Box 7, Folder 12

Typescript, pages 304-380 (chapters 18-20)

 

Wherever She Goes (published in 1967)

Box 8, Folder 1

Manuscript, chapters 1-5

Box 8, Folder 2

Manuscript, chapters 6-8

Box 8, Folder 3

Manuscript, chapters 9-11

Box 8, Folder 4

Manuscript, chapters 12-13

Box 8, Folder 5

Manuscript, chapters 14 - end

Box 8, Folder 6

Typescript, chapters 1-6 (pages 1-74)

Box 8, Folder 7

Typescript, chapters 7-11 (pages 75-137)

Box 8, Folder 8

Typescript, chapters 12 - end (pages 138-217)

Box 8, Folder 9

Contract and book jacket

Box 8, Folder 10

Ads and reviews

 

The Ordeal of Dudley Dean (published in 1969)

Box 8, Folder 11

Manuscript, chapters 1-3

Box 8, Folder 12

Manuscript, chapters 4-6

Box 8, Folder 13

Manuscript, chapters 7-9

Box 8, Folder 14

Manuscript, chapters 10-13

Box 8, Folder 15

Manuscript, chapters 14-19

Box 8, Folder 16

Typescript no. 1, pages 1-94

Box 9, Folder 1

Typescript no. 1, pages 95-187

Box 9, Folder 2

Typescript no. 1, pages 188-269

Box 9, Folder 3

Typescript no. 2, pages 1-94

Box 9, Folder 4

Typescript no. 2, pages 95-187

Box 9, Folder 5

Typescript no. 2, pages 188-269

Box 9, Folder 6

Letter from publisher and corrections 1968

Box 9, Folder 7

Cover art

Box 9, Folder 8

Ads and notices

Box 9, Folder 9

Reviews

 

Back to Fire Mountain (published in 1973)

Box 9, Folder 10

Manuscript, "Prologue" and "The First Night"

Box 9, Folder 11

Manuscript, "The Second Night"

Box 9, Folder 12

Manuscript, "The Third Night" and "The Fourth Night"

Box 9, Folder 13

Manuscript, "The Fifth Night" and "Epilogue"

Box 9, Folder 14

Typescript number 1, pages 1-85

Box 9, Folder 15

Typescript number 1, pages 86-165

Box 9, Folder 16

Typescript number 1, pages 166 - end

Box 10, Folder 1

Typescript number 2, pages 1-85

Box 10, Folder 2

Typescript number 2, pages 86-137

Box 10, Folder 3

Typescript number 2, pages 138-205

Box 10, Folder 4

From Manuscript to Printed Book; Exhortations and advice to our authors, and rules and usage which we follow in preparing manuscripts for the press. The Atlantic Monthly Press in association with Little, Brown and Company (35 page pamphlet)

Box 10, Folder 5

Contract 1972

Box 10, Folder 6

Reviews

 

Book Reviews

Box 10, Folder 7

The Novels of James Gould Cozzens by Frederick Bracher, Harcourt Brace, 1959, reviewed by Richard Scowcroft (typescript)

 

Series 5 Miscellaneous Papers

Box 10, Folder 8

Biographical information

Box 10, Folder 9

Clippings (re humor)

Box 10, Folder 10

Photographs 1950

Box 10, Folder 11

Stegner, Wallace, clipping

Box 10, Folder 12

"White Princess," option agreement

Box 11

R. Scowcroft reading "Babe" from First Family, 1953 Aug 19

Physical Description: 1 audiotape(s) (reel-to-reel)
 

Series 6 Oversized Materials

Box 12, Folder 1

Galleys of Back to Fire Mountain

Box 12, Folder 2

Galleys of First Family

Box 12, Folder 3

Galleys of A View of the Bay

Box 13, Folder 1

Original pencil layout for ad for First Family

Box 13, Folder 2

Newspaper color illustration for First Family