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BOX 49-132 Writings, 1948-2006
The Writings series forms the largest portion of the collection and documents Buchwald’s work as a columnist, novelist, autobiographer, and playwright and documents his many articles, books, columns, memoirs, plays, and screenplays. A nearly complete chronological run of Buchwald’s columns is contained in this series and dates between 1949 and 2006. The columns take the form of newspaper clippings and drafts bearing Buchwald’s edits. Russian translations of Buchwald’s columns as they appeared in Soviet periodicals, especially Prâvda, are also included. These translations date primarily between 1958 and 1969 and were sent to Buchwald by a variety of sources, among them, Radio Free Europe, the United States Information Agency, and a reader named Misha Allen. Material related to Buchwald’s numerous books, most of which are anthologies of his columns and articles, are also contained in this series and are largely documented by correspondence with publishers, friends, and readers, book reviews, and other publishing work product. Buchwald’s memoirs, Leaving Home, I’ll Always Have Paris, and Too Soon to Say Goodbye, are heavily documented in the Writings series and include digital and analog manuscript drafts, letters from readers, and background research. Unpublished works include a collection of letters titled “Read Between the Lines” and an autobiography titled “Revenge is Sweet.” Many of Buchwald’s play scripts and screenplays are also represented in this series, with Sheep on the Runway, which was performed on Broadway from 1969 to 1970, and his first play, No Love Atoll, performed at the University of Southern California Varsity Show in 1948, among the most well documented. Researchers should note additional column drafts and book manuscripts can be found in the Digital File series. Some of Buchwald's earliest writings, including articles written while in the United States Marine Corps and as coursework while at the University of Southern California are found in the Personal File.

Material types include articles, book manuscripts, book reviews, columns, correspondence, digital files, lists, newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by type of publication and alphabetically by title or topic or chronologically therein. File structure of the digital content included in this series was maintained as received.
BOX 49 Articles
BOX 49 1950-1969
(11 folders)
BOX 50 1970-1999
(11 folders)
BOX 51 2001-2006, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 51 Books
BOX 51 . . . And Then I Told the President: The Secret Papers of Art Buchwald, 1965
BOX 51 Art Buchwald's Paris, 1954-1955
BOX 51 Beating Around the Bush
DF Book talk, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., video files, 2005
Digital ID: mss86197_178_018
BOX 51 Correspondence, 2004-2005
BOX 51 Draft, circa 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 51 The Bollo Caper: A Fable for Children of All Ages
BOX 51 Correspondence
BOX 51 1973-1974
(1 folder)
BOX 52 1982-1985
(1 folder)
BOX 52 Galley proofs, 1974
BOX 52 Illustrations, 1983
BOX 52 Letters and drawings from children, 1973-1978 See also Container OV 7, Drawings
DF Reinert, Rick, special television production for American Broadcasting Company's "Kid Time," 1985
Digital ID: mss86197_178_207
BOX 52 Reviews, 1974-1983
BOX 52 The Brave Coward, reviews, 1956-1957
BOX 52 The Buchwald Stops Here
BOX 52 Correspondence, 1978
BOX 52 Rejected columns, 1976-1977
BOX 52 Reviews, 1978-1979
(2 folders)
BOX 52 Counting Sheep: The Log and the Complete Play: Sheep on the Runway
BOX 52 Correspondence, 1970-1971, 1982
BOX 52 Draft, circa 1970
BOX 53 Reviews, 1970-1971
BOX 53 "The Diary of a Continental," 1955
BOX 53 Don't Forget to Write, 1960-1963
(2 folders)
BOX 53 Down the Seine and Up the Potomac with Art Buchwald
BOX 53 Correspondence, 1977-1978
BOX 53 Drafts of introduction and dedications, 1977
BOX 53 Lists of columns and articles for possible inclusion, circa 1977
BOX 53 Reviews, 1977-1978
(2 folders)
BOX 54 The Establishment Is Alive and Well in Washington, 1970
BOX 54 Getting High in Government Circles, 1970-1971
(2 folders)
BOX 54 A Gift from the Boys (novel)
BOX 54 Correspondence
BOX 54 General, 1958-1962
(2 folders)
BOX 54 Lalonde, Gaby, 1957, undated
BOX 54 Drafts
BOX 54 Final draft of novel, 1957
(4 folders)
BOX 54 Screenplay, undated
(1 folder)
BOX 55 Screenplay, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 55 Miscellany, circa 1958
BOX 55 Reviews of novel and movie Surprise Package, 1958-1960
DF Surprise Package film, 1960
Digital ID: mss86197_178_218
BOX 55 "Gogol Eats," 1992, 2002
BOX 55 Have I Ever Lied to You?, 1968-1969
BOX 55 How Much Is That in Dollars?, circa 1960-1962
(5 folders)
BOX 55 "I Am Not a Crook," 1973-1976
(2 folders)
BOX 56 I Chose Capitol Punishment, 1962-1964
BOX 56 I Chose Caviar, 1957-1962
BOX 56 I Never Danced at the White House, 1973-1975
(2 folders)
BOX 56 I Think I Don't Remember
BOX 56 Complimentary book list, 1987
BOX 56 Correspondence, 1986-1988
(2 folders)
BOX 56 Publicity packet, 1987 See also Container OV 17, Photograph collage
BOX 56 Reviews, 1988-1989
BOX 56 Irving's Delight: At Last! A Cat Story for the Whole Family!
BOX 56 Correspondence, 1975-1984
(2 folders)
BOX 56 Illustrations, 1975
BOX 56 Reviews, 1975-1976
BOX 56 Is It Safe to Drink the Water?, 1962-1963
BOX 57 Laid Back in Washington
BOX 57 Complimentary book lists, 1981
BOX 57 Correspondence, 1980-1983
(2 folders)
BOX 57 Photographs for book jacket, 1981
BOX 57 Reviews, 1981-1983
BOX 57 Lighten Up, George
BOX 57 Complimentary book lists, 1991
BOX 57 Correspondence, 1991-1993
(2 folders)
BOX 57 Draft, edited, 1991-1994
(2 folders)
BOX 58 Lists and edited copies of columns, 1989-1991
(2 folders)
BOX 58 Reviews and book jacket, 1991
BOX 58 More Caviar, 1958-1959
(2 folders)
BOX 58 Oh, To Be a Swinger, 1969-1972
(2 folders)
BOX 58 Paris After Dark, 1950-1958
(2 folders)
BOX 58 "Read Between the Lines," unpublished collection of letters, 2002
(2 folders)
BOX 59 "Read Between the Lines," unpublished collection of letters, 2002
(5 folders)
BOX 59 Son of the Great Society, 1965-1967
BOX 59 Stella in Heaven: Almost a Novel
BOX 59 Complimentary book and invitation lists, 2000
BOX 59 Correspondence, 2000-2001
DF Drafts, digital files
1996
Digital ID: mss86197_178_039
1998
Digital ID: mss86197_178_094
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