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Arranged chronologically by date of appearance or interview publication.
BOX 111 1955, Sept. 10, "The New Vigor of Jewish Life," Great Neck Synagogue, Great Neck, N.Y.
BOX 111 1956, Apr. 4, "A Tribute to Columbia College," presentation of the Alexander Hamilton Award, New York, N.Y.
BOX 111 1966, Oct. 26, Reading, Artists and Lecture Series, College of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, V.I.
BOX 111 1966, Nov. 14, Reading, the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
BOX 111 1966, Interviews
BOX 111 1967, July 12, Remarks, Abe Wouk Memorial Grove dedication, Grizzly Creek State Park, Humboldt County, Calif.
BOX OV 3 1967, Dec. 28, "American Jewry and Israel," lecture poster, Jerusalem, Israel See Container OV 3, Lecture poster in Hebrew
BOX 111 1967, Interviews
BOX 111 1968, Jan., "At the Wall," speech, Tribute to Jerusalem evening, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc., New York, N.Y.
BOX 112 1968, "Pictures," Philadelphia Friends of Lubavitch
BOX 112 1968-1971, Speeches, miscellaneous
BOX 112 1970, Dec. 19, "Many Jewries, One People," speech, American Friends of the Alliance of Israelite Universelle, Washington, D.C.
BOX 112 1972, June 18, Lecture, Friends of Lubavitch Annual Grande Banquet, Los Angeles, Calif.
BOX 112 1972, June, "Ideas for Living: What I Believe," interview, Family Circle
BOX 112 1972, Dec. 6, "The Naval Officer in an Age of Revolution," Spruance Lecture, United States Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
(2 folders)
BOX 112 1972, Interviews, miscellaneous
BOX 112 1972, Lectures, miscellaneous
BOX 112 1973, Mar. 6, "Science: At the Leading Edge of Hope," California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., and 2010 adapted article
BOX 112 1973, July 10, "You and Me and the Novel," Aspen Institute Lecture, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Aspen, Colo.
BOX 113 1973, Dec. 9, "Citation for Pincus Sapir," speech, Yeshiva University convocation, New York, N.Y.
BOX 113 1973, Interviews
BOX 113 1973-1975, Lectures, miscellaneous
BOX 113 1973-1977, Lectures, White House Fellows
BOX 113 1974, Jan. 28, Presenter, Isaiah Award Luncheon, American Jewish Committee, Washington, D.C.
BOX 113 1974, Feb. 10, "Some Notes on Art and Behavior," 1974 Honors Lecture, Yeshiva University, New York, N.Y.
BOX 113 1974, Mar. 10, Speech, honorary membership, New Century Club, Boston, Mass.
BOX 113 1974, Interviews
BOX 113 1976, May 11, "The Meaning of Freedom," Third Annual Sol Feinstein Lecture, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
(2 folders)
BOX 113 1976, Interviews
BOX 113 1977-1978, Interviews
(2 folders)
BOX 114 1979, Apr. 24, "One-Man Show: The Art of the Novel," McBride Lecture, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
BOX 114 1979, June, "Capetown Speech," Cape Town, South Africa
BOX 114 1979, circa June, "The Novel as History," speech, South African Jewish Board of Deputies, Johannesburg, South Africa
BOX 114 1979, circa June, "A Time for Ascent," speech, South African Jewish Board of Deputies luncheon, Johannesburg, South Africa
BOX 114 1979, Oct. 29, "War and Remembrance: The Paradox of Historical Fiction," lecture, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., See also Container R 515, same heading
BOX 114 1979, Interviews
BOX 114 1980, Mar. 23, Speech, Executive Level Brunch, United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Washington, Washington, D.C.
BOX 114 1980, Apr. 16, "Sadness and Hope: Some Thoughts on Modern Warfare," Spruance Lecture, United States Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
(2 folders)
BOX 114 1980, Nov. 12, Speech, Alexander Hamilton Dinner, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
BOX 114 1980, Interviews
BOX 114 1982, Interviews
BOX 114 1982, Lectures, miscellaneous
BOX 115 1983, Interview, New China News Agency
BOX 115 1984, Mar. 23, "Footprints in Moondust," speech, Charter Day Ceremonies, University of California, Berkeley
(2 folders)
BOX 115 1986, Mar. 17, "Military Manpower in Perspective," speech, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.
BOX 115 1986, Nov. 17, "The Management of Human Resources," speech, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
(2 folders)
BOX 115 1987, Nov. 7, "Kaddish and Hallel," speech, Stockholm Synagogue, Sweden
BOX 115 1991, Feb. 9, United Debating Society, University of Oxford, England
BOX 115 1991, Apr. 14, "Tribute to Raul Hilberg," speech, The Hilberg Symposium, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
(2 folders)
DF 1993, Dec. 1, NBC Today Show interview See Digital Files, mss83183_190_005
BOX 116 1993, Dec. 16, "The Hope," interview with Charlie Rose See also Digital Files, mss83183_190_003
BOX 116 1994, June 2, "War and Remembrance: Novel and Film," lecture, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
BOX 116 1994, Nov. 2, Remarks, National Press Club luncheon, Washington, D.C.
(2 folders)
BOX 116 1995, Apr. 26, Lecture, U.S. Naval Institute 121st Annual Meeting and Fifth Annapolis Seminar, Annapolis, Md.
(2 folders)
BOX 116 1995, May 15, "Historical Fiction: A Workshop Glimpse" and "War and Remembrance: Novel into Film," lectures, Herman Wouk Symposium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
(2 folders)
BOX 117 1995, May 15, "Historical Fiction: A Workshop Glimpse" and "War and Remembrance: Novel into Film," lectures, Herman Wouk Symposium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
(2 folders)
BOX 117 1996, Aug. 19, "Reflections on the Historical Novel," speech, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
BOX 117 1998, Feb. 8, Eizenstat Memorial Lecture, Anavath Achim Synagogue, Atlanta, Ga.
BOX 117 1998, June 2, "Agnon in Jerusalem: A Reminiscence and a Teaching," lecture, 1998 Guardianship Zion Award Laureate, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
(4 folders)
BOX 118 2000, Feb. 15, Lecture, 92nd Street Y, Bronfam Center for Jewish Life, New York, N.Y.
(2 folders)
BOX 118 2000, Mar. 2, Remarks, Writers Bloc Program, Temple Emmanuel, Beverly Hills, Calif.
BOX 118 2000, Mar. 23, "Tribute to Abe Foxman," speech, Anti-Defamation League, New York, N.Y.
BOX 118 2000, June 7, "The Survival of the Jewish Heritage," lecture, a colloquy with Joseph I. Lieberman, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C.
BOX 118 2000, June 15, "Herman Wouk, My Life and Work: From The Caine Mutiny to The Will to Live On," lecture, North Shore Congregation Israel and Jewish Community Center of Chicago, Ill.
BOX 118 2000, June 20, Lecture, The Authors Among Us luncheon, Association of Jewish Libraries, 35th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
BOX 118 2000, Nov. 8, Reading, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. See also Digital Files, mss83183_190_004
(2 folders)
BOX 118 2000, Nov. 13, Speech, General Assembly, United Jewish Communities, Chicago, Ill.
BOX 119 2000, Lecture, miscellaneous
DF 2001, June 10, Reading, University of California, San Diego See Digital Files, mss83183_190_003
BOX 119 2001, Sept. 13, Reading, The Caine Mutiny, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
BOX 119 2002, Feb. 5, Interview with Robert A. Caro, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, New York Public Library, N.Y.
BOX 119 2002, Mar. 6, Panelist, William S. Paley Television Festival: A Salute to Fred Allen, Museum of Television and Radio, Los Angeles, Calif.
BOX 119 2003, Sept. 21, Speech, Uriah P. Levy Center, Jewish Chapel groundbreaking ceremony, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
BOX 119 2004, Feb. 3, "A Random Walk Through My Literary Life," lecture, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. See also Digital Files, mss83183_190_001
(2 folders)
BOX 119 2004, Apr. 14, "Why A Hole in Texas is Dedicated to Victor," speech, Victor Wouk Collection luncheon, California Institute of Technology Archives, Pasadena, Calif.
BOX 119 2004, Apr. 27, Donald Ross Hamilton Lecture, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. See also Digital Files, mss83183_190_010
BOX 119 2012, Nov. 17, "The Lawgiver: Telling Moses' Story, Differently," interview, Morning Edition, NPR See Digital Files, mss83183_202_045
DF 2017, Sept. 2, CBS Sunday Morning, interview See Digital Files, mss83183_202_055
BOX 120-195 Stage and Screen, 1941-2013
The Stage and Screen series consists of scripts, screenplays, and treatments written or consulted on by Wouk for theatre, television, and film. Wouk adapted many of his novels for stage and screen. Among plays, the series includes files related to the attempted musical adaptation of his novel Don't Stop the Carnival with musician Jimmy Buffet from 1994 to 2001. Materials include contracts, correspondence, libretto drafts, marketing material, and work journals. Much of the correspondence concerns productions staged in Miami, Florida, and Nassau, Bahamas. The series also documents the play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, dramatized by Wouk and adapted from his novel of the same name in 1953, and includes material on subsequent international and revival productions and television adaptations dating from 1954 to 2006. A small amount of material relates to film adaptations of The Caine Mutiny, Marjorie Morningstar, and Slattery's Hurricane. Among television productions, the series includes files related to the television mini-series The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, based on Wouk’s novels, which aired on ABC in 1983 and 1988-1989, respectively. Files include promotion materials, publicity, reviews, research, and correspondence with producer and director Dan Curtis. The files primarily document the writing process, and include rough drafts, fragments, revisions, author approval review copies, and final shooting scripts. There is very little documentation of the production aspects of the project. Wouk’s work journals further detail the writing process, describing his ideas, emotions, relationships with collaborators, and experiences working within the television industry. Wouk wrote the entire teleplay for The Winds of War, while Curtis and Earl W. Wallace wrote the bulk of the teleplay for War and Remembrance, with Wouk focusing on the more historical and Holocaust-related sequences.
Material types include writings, drafts, libretto, correspondence, work journals, notes, clippings, memoranda and notes, scripts, contracts, outlines, schedules, financial materials, and reviews.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX 120 The Boys From Syracuse, 1965-1966
BOX 120 The Caine Mutiny, 1951-1955
(2 folders)
BOX 120 The Caine Mutiny Court Martial
BOX 120 Correspondence
BOX 120 Business, 1953-1959
(3 folders)
BOX 120 General, 1952-1959, 1969-1988
(3 folders)
BOX 121 Financial materials, 1953-1958
(3 folders)
BOX 121 Foreign rights, contracts, and correspondence, 1954-1959
(2 folders)
BOX 121 Manuscript drafts
BOX 121 Polish translation, circa 1958
BOX 121 Spanish translation, circa 1958
BOX 122 Marketing, promotion, and publicity, 1953-1961, 1971, 1983-1985, 2006
(3 folders)
BOX 122 Productions
BOX 122 British productions, 1955-1957
BOX 123 CBS Broadcasting Inc., Robert Altman television adaptation, 1987-1988
BOX 123 Chinese production, 1987-1989, 2007
(3 folders)
BOX 123 Hartman Theatre production, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York, N.Y., 1982-1983
(2 folders)
BOX 124 Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 1984-1988
(2 folders)
BOX 124 Los Angeles, Calif., 1971
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