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Digital Files, 1980-2019 (continued)
1990-1991, chapters 55-66
Digital ID: mss83183_202_018
1991, chapters 67-78
Digital ID: mss83183_202_019
1991, chapters 88-90
Digital ID: mss83183_202_020
1991-1992, chapters 89-95
Digital ID: mss83183_202_021
1992, chapters 1-23
Digital ID: mss83183_202_039
1992, chapters 3-4, 24-43
Digital ID: mss83183_202_040
1992, chapter 64
Digital ID: mss83183_202_041
1992, chapters 70-90
Digital ID: mss83183_202_042
1992, chapter 91, epilogue
Digital ID: mss83183_202_043
Digital revisions
1992, chapters 1-21
Digital ID: mss83183_202_022
1992, chaptes 22-43
Digital ID: mss83183_202_023
1992, chapters 44-46
Digital ID: mss83183_202_024
1992, chapters 47-67
Digital ID: mss83183_202_025
1992, chapters 68-87
Digital ID: mss83183_202_026
1992, chapters 88-91, epilogue
Digital ID: mss83183_202_027
1992, chapters 28-30
Digital ID: mss83183_202_028
The Glory
Digital drafts
Chapters 1-18, 1993-1994
Digital ID: mss83183_202_033
Chapters 19-32, 1994
Digital ID: mss83183_202_034
Chapters 1-42, 1993-1994
Digital ID: mss83183_202_035
The Hope
Revision file (Container 293, same heading)
Pre-revisions, chapters 1-34, 1992
Digital ID: mss83183_202_029
Pre-revisions, chapters 7-8, 35-47, prologue, 1992
Digital ID: mss83183_202_030
Final revision, chapters 1-36, prologue, 1992-1993
Digital ID: mss83183_202_031
Final revision, chapters 37-46, prologue, 1993
Digital ID: mss83183_202_032
Photographs, Israel, circa 1987
Digital ID: mss83183_202_046
Research interviews, 1989, Jan.-July
Digital ID: mss83183_190_090
Work journals (Container 300, same heading)
The Hope, 1987, June-Sept.
Digital ID: mss83183_190_076
The Hope, 1992, July
Digital ID: mss83183_190_070
"Israel novel," 1987, Dec.-1988, July
Digital ID: mss83183_190_082
"Israel novel," 1989, May-July
Digital ID: mss83183_190_077
"War book three," 1988, June-Dec.
Digital ID: mss83183_190_049
Ideas and outlines
Judaism (Container 307, same heading)
Divrei Torah, 1987-1988
Digital ID: mss83183_190_081
"Jewish Disk," 1990, Mar. 9
Digital ID: mss83183_190_063
"Vertlakh," 1993-1994
Digital ID: mss83183_190_068
Miscellany, 1988-1994 (Container 308, same heading)
Digital ID: mss83183_190_065
"Washington novel," 1986-1993
Digital ID: mss83183_190_083
Digital ID: mss83183_190_087
The Language God Talks
Work journals, 1988-1990 (Container 356, same heading)
Digital ID: mss83183_190_072
The Lawgiver
Work journals, 2009-2010 (Container 373, same heading)
Digital ID: mss83183_202_047
This Is My God
Audio book (11 disks), circa 1994
Digital ID: mss83183_190_020
Digital ID: mss83183_190_021
Digital ID: mss83183_190_022
Digital ID: mss83183_190_023
Digital ID: mss83183_190_024
Digital ID: mss83183_190_025
Digital ID: mss83183_190_026
Digital ID: mss83183_190_027
Digital ID: mss83183_190_028
Digital ID: mss83183_190_029
Digital ID: mss83183_190_030
The Will to Live On
"Sequel," circa 1996, May-June
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Digital ID: mss83183_190_069
"Yiddishkeit," 1992-1994
Digital ID: mss83183_190_067
BOX 58-111 Personal File, 1920-2019
The Personal File series contains family and personal correspondence, financial materials, awards and honors, biographical material, event files, charitable contributions, real estate documents, journals, memorabilia, travel files, and other materials that document Wouk's family relationships, personal achievements, and private life. Family correspondence, dating from 1939 to 2004, documents the close relationship with his mother, Esther Wouk, and brother, scientist and electrical engineer Victor Wouk. There are also letters between Herman Wouk and his wife, Betty Sarah Wouk. Other family correspondents include his sister, Miriam Sacks, Victor's wife, Joy, and his surviving children, Iolanthe Woulff (deadname Nathaniel Wouk) and Joseph Wouk. The series also documents Wouk's lifelong relationships with his alma mater, Columbia University, and the Library of Congress, including his receipt of the Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement and Living Legends awards. Other awards and honors include honorary degrees, certificates, and correspondence related to his Pulitzer Prize for Fiction awarded in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny. Charities represented include the Abe Wouk Foundation, established in memory of Wouk's first child, who drowned in a swimming pool before the age of five in 1951. Financial material includes a business diary, management journals, and numbered files. Numbered files include material related to contracts and negotiations for several publications and productions, chiefly The Caine Mutiny Court Martial and Marjorie Morningstar. There are also files related to Wouk's real estate holdings in California, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C. The travel files document Wouk’s research trips, vacations, promotional tours, and other engagements in the United States, Israel, Australia, and other countries around the world. The China travel files document Wouk’s invitation from the Chinese Writers Association to visit the country to lecture and meet with authors and historians. These files contain an unpublished diary of Wouk’s 1982 travels in Israel, Hong Kong, and China between September and December, wherein he explores the parallels between Jewish and Chinese cultures, politics, and other personal observations. There is a small amount of material related to Wouk's United States Navy service, dating from 1941 to 1955.
Material types include correspondence, calendars, brochures, photographs, itineraries, business cards, financial and legal material, memoranda, architectural plans, photographs, writings, diaries, journals, notebooks, certificates, memorabilia, articles, and clippings.
Arranged alphabetically by name or material type.
BOX 58 Allen, Fred, 1941, 1947, 1955-1956, undated
BOX 58 Annotated calendars, 1993-1998
BOX 58 Articles about Wouk's writings, 1953-2019
(5 folders)
BOX 58 Awards and honors
BOX 58 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, honorary degree, 1990
BOX 58 Columbia College, Columbia, Mo., Alexander Hamilton Award, 1980
BOX 59 Columbia University, New York, N.Y., Medal for Excellence, 1952
BOX 59 Haywood, Thomas B., dinner honoring distinguished former naval persons, 1982, Mar. 22 See also Container OV 1, Photographs and event posters
BOX 59 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1997 See also Container OV 1, Certificate
(2 folders)
BOX 59 Library of Congress
BOX 59 Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Writing of Fiction, 2008
(3 folders)
BOX 59 "The Historical Novel: A Symposium Honoring Herman Wouk," 1995
BOX 60 "The Historical Novel: A Symposium Honoring Herman Wouk," 1995-2000
(2 folders)
BOX 60 "Living Legend," 2000 See also Container OV 5, Medal
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