Guide to the Richard Scowcroft Papers

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Overview

Call Number: SC0585
Creator: Scowcroft, Richard.
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, SC 585, Stanford University Archives, 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 -- General subdivision--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

Box 14, Folder 1

Jones, Richard 1969-1971

Box 14, Folder 2

Jones, Richard 1972-1974

Box 14, Folder 3

Jones, Richard 1975-1976

Box 14, Folder 4

Jones, Richard 1977-1979

Box 14, Folder 5

Jones, Richard 1980-1982

Box 14, Folder 6

Jones, Richard 1983-1985

Box 14, Folder 7

Jones, Richard 1986-1988

Box 14, Folder 8

Jones, Richard 1989

Box 14, Folder 9

Jones, Richard 1990-1992

Box 14, Folder 10

Jones, Richard 1993

Box 14, Folder 11

Jones, Richard 1994

Box 14, Folder 12

Jones, Richard 1995

Box 14, Folder 13

Jones, Richard 1996

Box 14, Folder 14

Jones, Richard 1997

Box 14, Folder 15

Jones, Richard 1998

Box 14, Folder 16

Jones, Richard 1999

Box 14, Folder 17

Jones, Richard 2000

Box 14, Folder 18

Jones, Richard undated

Box 14, Folder 19

Scowcroft to Jones 1969-1972

Box 14, Folder 20

Scowcroft to Jones 1973-1978

Box 14, Folder 21

Scowcroft to Jones 1980-1985

Box 14, Folder 22

Scowcroft to Jones 1986-1988

Box 14, Folder 23

Scowcroft to Jones 1990-2000

Box 14, Folder 24

Scowcroft to Jones (Christmas letters) undated

 

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)

 

The Other Side

Box 15, Folder 1

Mss, Book I, Ch. 1-2

Box 15, Folder 2

Mss, Book I, Ch. 3-5

Box 15, Folder 3

Mss, Book II, Ch. 1-3

Box 15, Folder 4

Mss, Book II, Ch. 4-7

Box 15, Folder 5

Mss, Book III

Box 15, Folder 6

Mss, Book IV, Ch. 1-3

Box 15, Folder 7

Mss, Book IV, Ch. 4-5

Box 15, Folder 8

Mss, miscellaneous pages

Box 15, Folder 9

Mss, miscellaneous pages 2

Box 15, Folder 10

Tss, pp. 1-118

Box 15, Folder 11

Tss, pp. 119-276

Box 15, Folder 12

Tss, pp. 277-403

Box 15, Folder 13

Tss, pp. 404-439

Box 16, Folder 1

Tss, Book IV, Ch. 3-5

Box 16, Folder 2

Tss, incomplete, not in order

Box 16, Folder 3

Tss, Miscellaneous pages (1)

Box 16, Folder 4

Tss, Miscellaneous pages (2)

Box 16, Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes

Box 16, Folder 6

Tss, pp. 1-105

Box 16, Folder 7

Tss, pp. 106-184

Box 16, Folder 8

Tss, pp. 185-276

Box 16, Folder 9

Tss, pp. 277-362

Box 16, Folder 10

Tss, pp. 363-442

 

Passage to Illyria

Box 17, Folder 1

Tss, pp. 1-82

Box 17, Folder 2

Tss, pp. 83-191

Box 17, Folder 3

Tss, pp. 192-291

Box 17, Folder 4

Tss, pp. 292-411

 

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

 

Accession ARCH.2002-029 Additional Material

Box 1, Folder 1

Clippings of reviews

Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings of reviews

Box 1, Folder 3

Bauer, Todd MA Thesis 1996

Box 1, Folder 4

Reviews of deVoto book 1943

Box 1, Folder 5

"Pope and Cibber" 1940

Box 1, Folder 6

Fire Mountain (1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 7

Fire Mountain (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 8

Bread loaf writers conference 1952

Box 1, Folder 9

Utah Miscellany 1969-1976

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, A-B 1973-2000

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence, C-G 1965-1979

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence, H-J 1948-1985

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence, Richard Jones 1970-1977

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence, Kinder

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence, L 1974-1992

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence, M-P 1945-1985

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence, S-W

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence, Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 1

Anti-Pamela (volume) 1946

Box 2, Folder 2

Notebook, quotes

Box 2, Folder 3

Notebook