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Stage and Screen, 1941-2013 (continued)
Draft, 1980 (continued)
(3 folders)
BOX 191 Fragments, 1980
(5 folders)
BOX 192 Revisions and fragments, 1980
(3 folders)
BOX 192 Part VII
BOX 192 Draft, 1980
(6 folders)
BOX 193 Draft, 1980
(2 folders)
BOX 193 Fragments, 1980
(3 folders)
BOX 194 Fragments, 1980
BOX 194 Sponsors, 1980-1982
DF Television commercial, 1983 See Digital Files, mss83183_190_003
BOX 194 Ten-hour version, 1988
BOX 194 Viewer mail, 1983
(4 folders)
BOX 194 Work journals
BOX 194 Film 1, 1979, Mar. 9-July 6
BOX 194 Film 2, 1979, July-Aug. 6
BOX 195 Film 3, 1979, Aug. 6-28
BOX 195 Film 4, 1979, Sept. 2-Nov. 8
BOX 195 Film 5, 1979, Nov. 14-1980, Jan. 23
BOX 195 Revisions, 1980, Jan.-June
BOX 195 Films 5 and 6, 1980, Jan. 25-Mar. 9
BOX 195 Film 7, 1980, Mar. 21-May 20
BOX 195 Wouk, Betty Sarah, notes, circa 1980
BOX 195-509 Writings, 1935-2019
The Writings series documents Wouk's nearly seven-decade career as a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction. Dating from 1940 to 2019, the series most prominently features works published or begun after 1970, including articles and essays, novels, non-fiction books, poetry, short stories, memoirs, and unpublished material. Works with the most material in the collection include A Hole in Texas, The Hope, The Glory, Inside, Outside, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. Files on individual titles include contracts, correspondence, marketing and promotional material, book design material, manuscript drafts, notes, publishing material, page and galley proofs, research files, reviews, and work journals. Wouk began the majority of his writing projects with a work journal, an often daily account of his writing process, detailing his ideas, inspiration, research methods, character development, progress, challenges, emotions about a project, and how life events influenced his writing. His most frequent subjects included World War II, the history of Israel, and Judaism. Manuscript drafts refer to typescript, handwritten, complete, or incomplete drafts that preceded the production of page and galley proofs. Within manuscript drafts, Wouk designated some files as discards, fragments, scraps, and roughs. Drafts went through multiple revisions, and Wouk often sent drafts to consulting experts for comments. He conducted extensive research for his writings, particularly for historical novels The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, The Hope, and The Glory. In the case of The Winds of War and The Hope, the scope of research and the subject matter proved too great for one book, prompting Wouk to write sequels to each. Much of the material related to The Hope and The Glory cannot be attributed to one book over the other, and is arranged and described together. Correspondence related to Wouk's writings includes consultation with historians, military officers, scientists, journalists, and other subject matter experts. There is also correspondence with publishers, researchers, editors, and readers.
Access to the manuscript drafts and work journals for Inside, Outside is restricted until 2039.
Material types include articles, clippings, essays, contracts, correspondence, drafts, notes, memoranda, journals, outlines, poems, short stories, page and galley proofs, and research files.
Arranged alphabetically by title or type of material.
BOX 195 Articles and essays
BOX 195 "Alive and Well in Tasmania," 1971
BOX 195 "American Literature: The Voice of Huckleberry Finn," 1956
BOX 195 "The Ashes and the Gold," Ladies' Home Journal, 1970
BOX 195 Authors Take Sides in Vietnam, 1967
BOX 195 "The Bible," 1951
BOX 195 Book reviews
BOX 195 Eliav, Arie, "Land of the Hart," 1974
BOX 195 Miscellany, 1946-1948
BOX 195 "The Bread of Ochiltree," Shipmate 28, no. 7, 1965, Aug.-Sept.
BOX 195 "Can These Bones Live?," 1946-1955
BOX 196 "Centennial of a Citadel: Yeshiva University, 1886-1986," New York Times, 1985-1986, 1997
(2 folders)
BOX 196 "A Choice for Freedom," Parade Magazine, 1980-1983
BOX 196 The Commentator, Yeshiva College, New York, N.Y., 1967
BOX 196 "A Common Prayer," 1967
(2 folders)
BOX 196 "D-Day: Never Again!," 1994
BOX 196 "Drama in Everyday Life," 1949-1952
BOX 196 "A Faithful Adaptation," 1981
BOX 196 The Fire Islander (newspaper), 1954-1955
BOX 196 Guideposts (magazine), 1956-1961
BOX 196 "Henry Jackson," 1972-1973
BOX 196 "Hollywood," undated
BOX 197 Ideas and outlines
BOX 197 Broadway theatre, 1950-1954
BOX 197 Miscellany, 1986, undated
BOX 197 Raintree County, 1948
BOX 197 Shalom Bible, 1970
BOX 197 Vietnam, 1967
BOX 197 Inaugural concert, 45th Presidential Inauguration, "A Sort of Overture," 1965
BOX 197 Introduction to "Self-Portrait of a Hero: From the Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu," 1980
BOX 197 Inventories, 2016
BOX 197 "It Began with Don Quixote," 1974
BOX 197 John F. Kennedy memorial piece, "Spring," 1963
BOX 197 Judaism essays and notes, 1941-1950
BOX 197 "The Knowledgeable Challenger," Columbia College Newsletter, 1972
BOX 197 "The Language God Talks: The Back Story," Huffington Post, 2010
BOX 197 "Letter by Herman Wouk to The New York Times about Fred Allen," circa 1956
BOX 197 Letter to the editor, The Commentator, Yeshiva University, New York, N.Y., 1968
BOX 197 "Living by the Pen," in "A Guide to Career Opportunities," by the Harvard Crimson, 1956
BOX 197 "Masada: A Note," 1981
BOX 197 "The Meaning of Freedom," Military Review, 1978
BOX 197 "Michener," on James Michener, 1990
BOX 197 Miscellany, 1966-1967, 1984, 2005, undated
BOX 197 "The Moral Dilemma of a Not-War Skipper," The New York Times, 1969
BOX 198 "Must Wars Occur?," Parade Magazine, 1982-1983
(3 folders)
BOX 198 "Never Again," The Washington Post, 1994
BOX 198 "The Novelist as Historian: Excerpts from the Work Journal of The Winds of War," Acamedia, 1982-1983, 1996-1997
BOX 198 "On Being Put Under Glass," Columbia Alumni News, 1956
BOX 198 "One Vote for Conventions - Even with Hoopla," New York Times, 1968
BOX 198 "Response to letter from Karen Vema," Writing! Magazine, 1986
BOX 198 "Science: At the Leading Edge of Hope," 1973, 2000
BOX 198 "The Sword and the Shield," 1963
BOX 198 "The Terrible Teens," Good Housekeeping Magazine, 1958
BOX 198 "Thanks to Scandinavia," 1973
BOX 198 "These Trees," 1967-1968
BOX 198 United States Naval Institute, 1995
BOX 198 "The United States Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean," 1952
BOX 199 Wall Street Journal, 2004-2006
(2 folders)
BOX 199 "Words to Live By," This Week Magazine, 1955
BOX 199 Yeshiva University, New York, N.Y., circa 1952-1957, 2000-2001
(2 folders)
BOX 199 "You, Me, and the Novel," 1973-1974
(3 folders)
BOX 199 Aurora Dawn, 1947, 1959, 2004
BOX 200 The Caine Mutiny
BOX 200 Contracts, 1951-1959
(2 folders)
BOX 200 Correspondence
BOX 200 General, 1959-1966
BOX 200 Reader mail, 1955-1968
(2 folders)
BOX 200 Financial materials, 1957-1958
BOX 200 Marketing, promotion, and publicity, 1951-2007
(2 folders)
BOX 200 Research, 1950
BOX 201 City Boy
BOX 201 Book design, undated
BOX 201 Contracts, 1947-1959
BOX 201 Correspondence
BOX 201 General, 1947-1969
(2 folders)
BOX 201 Reader mail, 1953-1959, 1967-1968
BOX 201 Marketing, promotion, and publicity, 1948-1973, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 201 Paperback edition, 2004
BOX 201 Reviews, 1948
BOX 201 Don't Stop the Carnival
BOX 201 Contracts, 1960-1966
(4 folders)
BOX 202 Correspondence
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