Inventory of the Aldous Huxley Oral History Papers, 1985 -1990

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Inventory of the Aldous Huxley Oral History Papers, 1985 -1990

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
Processed by:
Gayle M. Barkley
Date Completed:
April 1, 1997
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Aldous Huxley Oral History Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1985 -1990
Collection number: HM 56877 - HM 56896
Creator: Huxley, Aldous
Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes (31 interview transcripts and 36 audio tapes.)
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was acquired from David K. Dunaway in three installments: April, 1989 (accession number 1456), March, 1990 (accession number 1529), and July, 1992 (accession number 1627).

Access/Restrictions

Collection is open to qualified researches by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL. 
The following interviews are restricted (HM 56897 -HM 56907):

(Subject indexing in the Finding Aid does not cover the restricted interviews.)
Ellen Hovde
2 interviews and 2 tapes
Laura Huxley
3 interviews and 2 tapes
Matthew Huxley
1 interview and 3 tapes
Rosalind Rajagopal
1 interview and 1 tape
Claire White
1 interview and 1 tape
Jake Zeitlin
2 interviews and 2 tapes

Term of Use/Publication Rights

Transcripts may be copied for research purposes. Tapes may nt be copied. Anyone wishing to quiote from or publish any of the interviews must obtain written permission frm the Huntington Libary Director and from the holder of the Liberary Rights:
David K. Dunaway

The University of New Mexico

Department of English Language and Literature

Humanities Building 217

Albuguerque, NM 87131
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], Aldous Huxley Oral History Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Access Points

Bachardy, Don, 1934 -. Interviewee, 1989, Sep. 18. HM 56877.
Bok, H. Abigail. Interviewee, 1989, Sep. 17. HM 56878.
Field, Sidney, 1905 -1988. Interviewee, 1985, Aug. 13. HM 56879.
Haulleville, Rose de. Interviewee, 1985, Aug. 11. HM 56881.
Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -. Interviewee, 1985, July 5. HM 56882.
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -. Interviewee, 1985, June 2. HM 56884.
Loos, Mary. Interviewee, 1986, July 10. HM 56889.
Meredith, Burgess, 1908 -. Interviewee, 1986, Aug. 7. HM 56890.
Mitchison, Naomi, 1897 -. Interviewee, 1990, June 19. HM 56891.
Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906 -. Interviewee, 1985, Dec. 10. HM 56893.
Audio cassettes
Interviews
Transcripts

Biographical Note

Aldous Huxley was born in Surrey, England on July 26, 1894, to a family distinguished in science, education and literature. He began writing while at Oxford University. With his first wife, Maria, he departed for California in 1937 and for a time wrote motion picture screenplays. After the death of Maria, Huxley married Laura Archera and together they explored the worlds of Eastern religion and drugs. Huxley died on November 22, 1963. His important novels include: Brave New World, The Gioconda Smile, The Doors of Perception, and Brave New World Revisited. He also published poetry and collections of essays. While in California he wrote the scenario for Pride and Prejudice with Jane Murfin (1940) and the treatment for Madame Curie (1943), both for M-G-M. In 1944 he wrote the scenario for 20th Century-Fox's Jane Eyre.

Indexing: Subjects

Acosta, Mercedes de, 1893-1968. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Arno, Peter. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884).
Bates Method of orthoptics. In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885), (HM 56886), (HM 56887)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889)

In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892)

In Wessburg, Sigfried (HM 56896).
Bedford, Sybille, 1911 -. In Halsey, Dorris (HM 56880)

In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882)

In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894).
Bell, Vanessa, 1879-1961. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882).
Bok, Curtis, 1897-1962. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885).
Bok, Derek Curtis. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881).
Brett, Dorothy, 1883-1977. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882)

In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892).
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977. In Halsey, Dorris (HM 56880)

In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Collier, Constance, 1878-1955. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Cukor, George Dewey, 1899 -. In Barchardy, Don, 1934 -(HM 56877)

In Halsey, Dorris (HM 56880)

In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56887)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894).
Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881).
Disney, Walt, 1901 -1966. In Halsey, Dorris (HM 56880).
Garbo, Greta, 1905 -. In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56887)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Garrett, Eileen Jeanette Lyttle, 1893-1970. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882)

In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883).
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Gertler, Mark, 1891-1939. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882).
Goddard, Paulette. In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889)

In Meredith, Burgess, 1908 -(HM 56890).
Graves, Robert, 1895 -. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882).
Hallucinogenic drugs. In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56886).
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experiences. In Barchardy, Don, 1934 -(HM 56877)

In Bok, H. Abigail (56878)

In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882)

In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56886)

In Mitchison, Naomi, 1897 -(HM 56891)

In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894), (HM 56895)

In Wessburg, Sigfried (HM 56896).
Haulleville, Rose de. In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892).
Heard, Gerald, 1889-1971. In Barchardy, Don, 1934 -(HM 56877)

In Bok, H. Abigail (HM 56878)

In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882)

In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Le Put, Marie (HM 56888)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889)

In Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906 -(HM 56893)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894).
Hepburn, Audrey, 1929 -. In Barchardy, Don, 1934 -(HM 56877).
Hovde, Ellen. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883).
Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953. In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889)

In Meredith, Burgess, 1908 -(HM 56890).
Hubble, Grace Burke, d. 1980. In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Le Put, Marie (HM 56888)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Juliette, 1896-(HM 56882)

In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883)

In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Mitchison, Naomi, 1897 -(HM 56891)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894).
Huxley, Laura Archera. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Le Put, Marie (HM 56888)

In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894), (HM 56895)

In Wessburg, Sigfried (HM 56896).
Huxley, Matthew. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883)

In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894)

In Wessburg, Sigfried (HM 56896).
Huxley, Maria. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882)

In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885), (HM 56887)

In Le Put, Marie (HM 56888); Loos, Mary (HM 56889)

In Meredith, Burgess, 1908 -(HM 56890)

In Mitchison, Naomi, 1897 -(HM 56891)

In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894), (HM 56895)

In Wessburg, Sigfried (HM 56896).
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -. In Barchardy, Don, 1934 -(HM 56877)

In Bok, H. Abigail (HM 56878)

In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Meredith, Burgess, 1908 -(HM 56890)

In Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906 -(HM 56893)

In Wessburg, Sigfried (HM 56896).
Kiskadden, Peggy. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Le Put, Marie (HM 56888).
Krishnamurti, J., 1895 -. In Field, Sidney, 1905-1988 (HM 56879)

In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889)

In Wessburg, Sigfried (HM 56896).
Lawrence, D.H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881).
Lawrence, Frieda von Richthofen, 1879-1956. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906 -(HM 56893).
Leary, Timothy Francis, 1920 -. In Field, Sidney, 1905-1988 (HM 56879).
Litvak, Anatole, 1902-1974. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Loos, Anita, 1894-1981. In Halsey, Dorris (HM 56880)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885), (HM 56887)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894), (HM 56895).
LSD (Drug). In Field, Sidney, 1905-1988 (HM 56879)

In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56886), (HM 56887).
Marijuana. In Huxley, Mark Trevenen (HM 56883).
Mescaline. In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56886), (HM 56887)

In Mitchison, Naomi, 1897 -(HM 56891)

In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894).
Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889)

In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892).
Ogden, C.K. (Charles Kay), 1889-1957. In Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906 -(HM 56893).
Pacifism. In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885), (HM 56887)

In Mitchison, Naomi, 1897 -(HM 56891)

In Wendel, Betty (HM 56894).
Pascal, Gabriel, 1894-1954. In Halsey, Dorris (HM 56880).
Rajagopal, Rosalind. In Field, Sidney, 1905-1988 (HM 56879)

In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885).
Rhine, J.B. (Joseph Banks), 1895-1980. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882).
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882).
Sale, Richard, 1911 -. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).

Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882).
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885).
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882).
Stravinsky, Igor, 1892-1971. In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885), (HM 56887)

In Le Put, Marie (HM 56888)

In Meredith, Burgess, 1908 -(HM 56890).
Thalberg, Irving G., 1899-1936. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Vidor, King, 1894-1982. In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Viertel, Salka. In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56887)

In Loos, Mary (HM 56889).
Wessberg, Sigfried. In Haulleville, Rose de (HM 56881).
White, Claire. In Neveux, Jeanne (HM 56892).
Wood, Christopher, 1911 -. In Bok, H. Abigail (HM 56878)

In Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 -(HM 56884)

In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885).
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. In Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -(HM 56882).
Zeitlin, Jake, 1902 -. In Kiskadden, Peggy (HM 56885)

In Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906 -(HM 56893).

Bibliography

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol 100. ed. Robert Beum (Detroit: Gale Research Inc.), pp. 127 -138.
  • Twentieth Century Authors, A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Literature. Eds. Stanley J. Kuntiz and Howard Haycraft (New York: The H.W. Wilson Co.), pp. 698 -699.

Scope and Content Note

Box 1

1. Transcripts

Scope and Content Note

The transcripts are the result of interviews (recorded on the tapes in Boxes 2-3) with people who knew or came into contact with Aldous Huxley and his own family. A majority of the interviewees are people who knew Huxley while he lived in California and, for the most part, cover his life after 1937. There is some material on his early life but it amounts to a very small part of the overall collection. Some of the interviews include Lady Juliette Huxley (the widow of Sir Julian Huxley), Christopher Isherwood, Mary Loos, Burgess Meredith, and Lawrence Clark Powell. The materials are filed alphabetically and then chronologically by date of interview.
Boxes 2-3

2. Audio Tapes

Scope and Content Note

The audio tapes (corresponding to the above transcripts) are arranged alphabetically by interviewee and then chronologically by date of interview.

Container List

 

Bachardy, Don, 1934 -. 1989, Sep. 18 HM 56877 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Bok, H. Abigail. 1989, Sep. 17 HM 56878 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Field, Sidney, 1905-1988. 1985, Aug. 13 HM 56879 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Halsey, Dorris. 1985, Aug. 12 HM 56880 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Haulleville, Rose de 1985, Aug. 11 HM 56881 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Huxley, Juliette, 1896 -. 1985, July 5 HM 56882 

Physical Description: 1/2
 

Huxley, Mark Trevenen 1985, July 12 HM 56883 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904 - . 1985, June 2 HM 56884 

Physical Description: 1/2
 

Kiskadden, Peggy 1985, May 31 HM 56885 

Physical Description: 1/2
 

Kiskadden, Peggy 1985, June 3 HM 56886 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Kiskadden, Peggy 1988, Aug. 13 HM 56887 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Le Put, Marie 1986, July 10 HM 56888 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Loos, Mary. 1986, July 10 HM 56889 

Physical Description: 1/2
 

Meredith, Burgess, 1908 -. 1986, Aug. 7 HM 56890 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Mitchison, Naomi, 1897 -. 1990, June 19 HM 56891 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Neveux, Jeanne 1985, July 8 HM 56892 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906 - . 1985, Dec. 10 HM 56893 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Wendel, Betty 1985, June 2 HM 56894 

Physical Description: 1/2
 

Wendel, Betty 1985, Aug. 14 HM 56895 

Physical Description: 1/1
 

Wessberg, Sigfried [sic]. 1988, Feb. 3 HM 56896 

Physical Description: 1/1