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American Literary Studies


William Saroyan Papers, 1926-1950 (M0978)

Part of the William Saroyan Collection

Box 1

Folder 1 - Armenak Saroyan
Holograph manuscript, 5p. on reverse of printed material - unpublished poem by Armenak Saroyan (William Saroyan's father) in Armenian

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Folder 2 - New York 1928
Correspondence 1928
1. TLS, 1p. Aug 12, 1928. Letter of introduction to A. T. Baum, w/ envelope. Signed "N. T. Harrison"
2. TLS, 1p. on Overland Monthly stationary. November 30, 1928, Signed "Arthur H. Chamberlain"
3. TLS, 2p. December 5, 1928. W/ envelope. Signed in type "Yep" (Moradian)
4. TLS, 1p. December 5, 1928. Signed in type "Cosette" (Saroyan)
5. TLS, 2p. February 14, 1929. w/ envelope. Signed in type "Y" (Moradian)
6. Telegram, 2p. August 14, 1928. From "Henry"
7. TLS, 4p. on Postal Telegraph Cable Company stationary. September 25, 1928. Signed "Ernest Emperian"
8. TLS, 2p. Signed in type "Just Mae"
9. TLS, 2p. on Karahadian Bros. & Company stationary. September 13. Signed in type "Yep" (Moradian) w/ holograph postscript in pencil
10. ALS, 2p. December 14, 1928. Signed "Mehran" (Saroyan)
11. ALS, 4 p. October 30, 1928. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
12. TLS, 2p. October 24. Signed in type "Y" w/ holograph postscript in pencil signed "Yep" (Moradian)
13. ALS, 2p. December 19, 1928. Signed "S. D. Bagdasarian"
14. TLS, 1p. Signed in type "JMS"
15. ALS, 2p. on Fresno Grape Distributors stationary. November 30, 1928. Signed "S. D. Bagdasarian"
16. TLS, 1p. on Hardware Mutual Casualty Company stationary. October 20, 1928. Signed in type "Cosette" (Saroyan)
17. ALS, 2p. Signed "Zav" (Minasian)
18. ALS, 4p. December 20, 1928. Signed "Archie" (Minasian)
19. TLS, 2p. October 17, 1928. Signed in type "Just Mae"
20. TLS, 3p. Signed in type "Yep" (Moradian)
21. ALS, 1p. on telegram form. Signed "William Lappin"
22. TLS, 2p. on Western Union Telegraph Company stationary. Signed in type "Jim"
23. ALS, 4p. to "Yep" (Moradian) on Mills Hotel NO. 3 stationary October 18, 1928. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
24. Telegram, 1 p. September 11, 1928. From "Just Mae"
25. TLS, on Postal Telegraph Commercial Cables stationary w/ envelope. January 26, 1929. Signed in type "Phil Mollica"
26. Photocopy of telegram, 1p. July 23, 1928. Signed in type "Willie"
27. Photocopy of ALS to "Ma" (Saroyan)on The Kenyon stationary. August 17, 1928. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
28. Photocopy of ALS, 1p. to "Ma" (Saroyan). August, 18, 1928. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
29. Photocopy of ALS, 3p. to "Ma" (Saroyan). August, 26, 1928. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
30. Photocopy of Telegram, 2p. to "Ma" (Saroyan). August 29, 1928.
31. Photocopy of ALS, 1p. to "Ma" (Saroyan) September 13. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
32. Photocopy of ALS, 1p. to "Ma" (Saroyan) September 14, 1928. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
33. Photocopy of ALS, 1p. to "Cosette" (Saroyan)
34. September 14, 1928. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
35. Photocopy of TLS, 2p. to "Ma" (Saroyan) w/ holograph postscript. September 13. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
36. Photocopy of Telegram, 2p. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)

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Folder 3 - Placed an ad for a New York Garret (1928)
Responses to advertisement "Young man with a Corona who thinks he can write" placed in newspaper by Saroyan.
1. Postcard, signed "R. Hirsh"
2. TLS, 1p. October 11, 1928. Signed "Joshua Keenitz"
3. ALS, 2p. Signed "Miss E. H."
4. ALS, 2p. October 14, 1928. Signed "Suzanne Holtshire"
5. ALS, 3p. Signed "F. H."
6. ALS, 1 p. October 12, 1928. Signed "E. Lesnou"
7. ALS, 1p. October 21, 1928. Signed "Mrs. Stephen Hunter"
8. ALS, 1p. October 13, 1928. Signed "Leslie Jay Carson"

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Folder 4 - Early Stories (20s)
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p."I am though to be an ordinary person…" w/ 2 pencil sketches.
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Why they come to Manhattan" w/ holograph corrections.
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p."A Real Corker. Or the 3 Brothers Karamazoff" w/ holograph corrections.
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "When Your Happy You're Right"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "How I Won the Nobel Prize"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "A Beatrice Fairfax for the Intelligenzia By Edgar Webster".
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "A Beatrice Fairfax for the Intelligenzia By Dewey Simon".
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Today a mood came over me…"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Novel of Narration"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Lyc"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "I ought never to forget old man Huff…"w/ holograph corrections.
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "His father had once been to Constantinople."
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "As he arranged the little tin drums…"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Short story item by Rhoopen Hatchig"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "Al Smith's chances by Carlo Sahara"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "How to bathe with sanity by Willie Whiskey"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "I have come East and I know why."
18. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Homosexuality in Vaudeville by Willie Whiskey" w/ holograph corrections.
19. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8p. "Mania Moderna by Willie Whiskey" w/ holograph corrections.
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "I have seen him many times"
21. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "How to start a pretty good war by Willie Whiskey"

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Folder 5 - Early Correspondence
1. ALS, 2p. to Yep (Moradian). September 25, 1928. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
2. TLS, 1 half sheet to Hank (Saroyan). October 10, 1928. Signed in type "Willie" (Saroyan)
3. TLS, 2p. Signed in type "yyyyyy" ( Yep Moradian)
4. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope. Signed in type "yep" (Moradian)
5. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. July 11, 1930, signed "Cheslie Saroyan", photo enclosed
6. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. May 8, 1814. Unsigned
7. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. June 19, 1930. Signed "Cheslie" (Saroyan)
8. TLS, 1p. to "Mehran" (Saroyan) December 17, 1929. Signed "Will" (Saroyan)
9. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. December 21, 1930. Unsigned.
10. TLS, 1p. Signed "y" (Yep Moradian)
11. Postcard, acknowledging receipt of manuscripts, The American Caravan.
12. Typed Poem, "darkness and the uncertainty"
13. ALS, 1 p. w/ envelope. August 22, 1929. Signed "Charles Caldwell Dobie"
14. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. December 26, 1929. Signed in type "John Saroyan"
15. ALS, 2p. Signed "Edna"
16. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope. June 30, 1929. Signed in type "Ed"
17. ALS, 3p. w. envelope. July 16, 1930. Signed "Edna"
18. TLS, 1p. to Edna. November 25. Signed in type "Willie" (Saroyan)
19. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. Signed "Richard"
20. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. February 22, 1930. "Signed "John" (Saroyan)
21. ALS, 2p. on Yosemite Hotel stationary. October 2, 1929. Signed "John R. Saroyan"
22. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. September 14, 1929. Signed in type "Y"
23. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope on Commercial Press stationary. Signed "Y" (Moradian)
24. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope on. Signed "Yep" (Moradian)
25. Train schedule (Montauk) w/ envelope w/ holograph notation by Saroyan
26. TLS, 1p. on Paris Comet stationary. Rejection notice. February 23, 1929.
27. TLS, 1p. on Paris Comet stationary. Rejection notice. March 5, 1929.
28. ALS, 1p. unsigned.
29. TLS, 2p. w/ holograph notations. June 15, Signed "W" (Saroyan)
30. ALS, 1p. Wednesday. Signed "Sean"
31. ALS, 1p. Friday. Signed "Sean"
32. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. Signed "Frank" (Moradian)
33. ALS, 1p. to Zuhel on Hotel Dunlack stationary. June 17, 1920. Signed "Aram" (Saroyan)
34. TLS, 1p. on Villa Moret stationary. Rejection notice. February 26, 1929.
35. Telegram, 5p. January 2, 1929. Signed "Fred Longford"
36. TLS, 1p. February 16, 1929. Signed "Paul"
37. Christmas Card, Signed "Uncle Joe and Aunt Mylon"
38. 1 clipping, theater openings
39. receipt of County Recorder for deed. October 10, 1929.
40. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. October 24, 1929. Signed "John"
41. TLS, 2p. on Hotel Tulare stationary w/ envelope. February 19, 1930. Signed "John" (Saroyan)
42. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. January 20, 1933. Signed "John" (Saroyan)
43. ALS, 2p. w/ half sheet continuation on Mona Lisa Sport Shoppe stationary w/ envelope. July 30, 1929. Signed "Mihran" (Saroyan).
44. ALS, 4p. on Mona Lisa Sport Shoppe stationary. July 17, 1929. Signed "Mihran" (Saroyan)
45. ALS, 4p. on Mona Lisa Sport Shoppe stationary w/ envelope. July 29, 1929. Signed "Mihran" (Saroyan)
46. TLS, 1p. Saturday 15. Signed in type "John" (Saroyan)
47. ALS, 2p. on Mona Lisa Sport Shoppe stationary. November 25, 1929. Signed "Mihran" (Saroyan)
48. TLS, 1p. on Chris M. Hoeffler stationary w/ envelope. December 19, 1929. Signed in type "Myrtle"
49. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. September 14, 1929. Signed in type "Yep" (Moradian)
50. Postcard February 1, 1939. Signed "Herridge"

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Folder 6 - 1920s
Manuscripts by Saroyan
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6 p. "Love Story" w/ holograph corrections.
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8 p. "Boy into Man"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4 p. on Postal Telegraph stationary. "The Bet"
4. Manuscript notes, 12p. holograph and typed on various paper scraps, Cablegram stationary, weather maps, etc.
5. Typed Manuscript and Holograph manuscript, 5 typed pages & 10 holograph pages. "A note on movement by William Whiskey"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Armenians are that-a way by Depictus" w/ holograph corrections
7. Manuscript notes, 17p. holograph and typed.
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. (missing page 1)
9. Holograph drawing of profile by Saroyan
10. Typed Manuscript notes, 5p.
11. Manuscript notes, 5p.
12. Manuscript notes, 14p. holograph and typed.
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "A Sudden Awakening: The City"

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Folder 7 - 1928
Manuscripts
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. (missing page 1)
2. ALS, 1p. on Karahadian Brothers stationary. Signed "Yep" (Moradian)
3. TLS, 1p. to Yep (Moradian). May 28, 1928. Signed "Willie" (Saroyan)
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 11p. "The Animal Created in his Image By Rhoopen Hatchig"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p."My Shoes"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 11p. " John Doe, Jr. By W. S. Raven" w/ holograph corrections.
7. Typed Manuscript notes, 3p. for "Subway, a novel of numbers by William Raven"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (incomplete) 9p. "The Cat's Getting Fatter"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (incomplete) 10p. "The Cat's Getting Fatter - Rain"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (incomplete) 7p. "The Old Maid (Point of View)"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (incomplete) 2p. "Identity"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "Armenians are that-a way by Depictus" w/ holograph corrections
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Armenians are that-a way by Depictus"
14. Typed Manuscript notes, 5p. "Point of View"
15. Typed Manuscript notes, 1p.
16. Typed Manuscript on Vanity Fair Florist stationary, 2p."Comma"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (incomplete) 3p. "The Hudson is so Cool"
18. Typed Manuscript (Prose) Carbon, (incomplete) 2p.

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Folder 8 - Poetry
Poetry
1. Typed Poetry Notes, 5 p.
2. Typed Poetry Notes, 11p. "The Song of Mr. Fleming"
3. Typed Table of Contents page "Seventy Thousand Assyrians
4. Typed Poetry Manuscript, 7p. "The Song of Mr. Fleming"
5. Typed Poetry Manuscript, 1p. January 2, 1933. "January Poems"
6. Typed Poetry Manuscript, 3p. "Canto"
7. Typed Poetry Manuscript, 3p. "Short Story on the Poet"
8. Typed Poetry Notes, 3p.
9. Typed and Holograph Poetry Notes, 18p.
10. Typed Poetry Manuscript, 3p. "A Prayer"

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Folder 9 - 1929
Manuscripts
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 14p. " On the Street. By William Raven" three versions
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 13p. " The Assistant Secretary" w/ holograph corrections
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. " COMMA, I Death & Resurrection" w/ holograph corrections
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. " What I am trying to figure out…" w/ holograph corrections
5. Typed manuscript notes, 1p.
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. " Out of a crowd of faces…" w/ holograph corrections
7. Typed description , 1p. "California Parody, A magazine of criticism"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. " Parody by Rhoopen Hatchig" w/ holograph corrections
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. " The Sincerity of the Confused Rhoopen Hatchig" w/ holograph corrections
10. Typed and Holograph Manuscript (Prose) notes and partial pieces, 15p. Various works
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. " The Cat's Getting Fatter" (incomplete)
12. Typed Manuscript Notes, 2p.
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. " Old Mugerditch…" w/ holograph corrections
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "The Wonderful Man" w/ holograph corrections

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Folder 10 - Notes
1. Fresno County Free Library Card. William Saroyan. 7/ 2/ 31
2. Check made out to "Urban League" and marked VIOD. September 23, 1948. Signed "William Saroyan"
3. Business Card for C. Demartini & Co.
4. Typed and Holograph Manuscript (Prose) notes on various paper scraps, backs of letters, envelopes, etc. 55 pieces by Saroyan and various correspondents.

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Folder 11 - Early Stories
Manuscripts and notes
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Edward Saleh, who was an Assyrian…" w/ holograph corrections
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "When Harry White, manager of Kampe's Employment…"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. " And when they knocked him down…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. Wheels" w/ holograph corrections
5. Typed Manuscript notes, 4p.
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Dedication"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "There were many things he knew…" w/ holograph corrections

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Folder 12 - Grace/ Goldie
Correspondence, 1930 - 1938
1. 19 letters in envelopes, 8 postcards, from Grace Coates to Saroyan,
1931
2. Photograph inscribed, "Your friend, Grace" (Coates) w/ 2 other photos
3. 54 letters, 4 postcards, and 1 Christmas card from Grace Coates, including clippings and manuscripts of her writing and poetry, Typed and holograph. 1930
4. 2 letters from Grace Coates on personalized stationary, 1938
5. TLS to "Grace" (Coates) , 3p. October 3, 1930. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
6. TLS to "Grace" (Coates), 4p. December 27, 1930. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
7. Page from Arizona Woman containing two poems by Goldie Weisberg.
8. TLS to "Goldie" (Weisberg), 3 p. November 19, 1930 Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
9. Postcard from "Goldie" (Weisberg), July 12, 1937

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Folder 13 - Letters (1930)
1. 56 Photocopied letters from William Saroyan to John Saroyan, 1928 - 1936
2. 1 Photocopied letter from William Saroyan to Mehran Saroyan, 1936
3. 2 Photocopied letters, 5p. from William Saroyan to Jean Belasco, Feb/April 1930
4. Photostat copies of stories published in Boulevardier, 1928
The Big Midget and a Lady
About a Man who Wanted to be in Love
Hocus-Pocus, Dyna-Mocus by Willo Sahara
w/ letter from Detroit Public Library, August 27, 1941 re: photocopies
3. ALS, 4 letters w/ envelopes, Signed "John" (Saroyan), 1928 - 1932
4. Photocopied letters to Jean Belasco

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Folder 14 - (1930)
manuscripts and correspondence
1. Typed Manuscript Notes, 4p. August 21, 1930. "Plans for a Modern Novel…"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. Essay on Literary Criticism
3. Manuscript Notes, 4p.
4. Drafts of letter to Reader's Contest, Scribner's Monthly, 8p. November 6, 1930.
5. Drafts of correspondence to various parties, incomplete, 8p. w/ holograph notations and drawings

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Folder 15 - John Hammilcar (1932)
Works by William Saroyan writing under the pseudonym "John Hammilcar"
1. Draft of letter to Scribner's proposing article, 1 p. October 20, 1932
2. Draft of letter offering article to the Forum w/ rejection, 3p. & 1 postcard
3. Rejection letter from Yale Review, 1p. November 3, 1932, addressed to John Hammilcar
4. Rejection letter from Harper & Brothers, 1p. November 3, 1932, addressed to John Hammilcar
5. TLS, 2p. query to Stanford University. October 25, 1932. Signed in type "John Hammilcar"
6. Draft of letter to The Bookman offering an article. 1p. October 23, 1932
7. Record of the works of John Hammilcar, 1p.
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Introduction"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Mr. Brown, we begin"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "The Poetic Situation in America…", various drafts
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6 p. "Earthquake Near Los Angeles"
12. Manuscript Page, Essay on Humanism
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 15 p. "Edward J. O'Brien's Influence on the American Short Story" w/ letter to offering it to The Bookman. Signed "John Hammilcar"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 26 p. "Literary Groups in Relation to Small Magazines by John Hammilcar"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 26 p. "On the Need to Revive Parody as a Form of Criticism by John Hammilcar" w/ holograph corrections
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 12 p. "Earthquake Near Los Angeles by John Hammilcar"

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Folder 16 - Yvor Winters
Correspondence
1. TLS, 1p. from Yvor Winters. March 29, 1933. Signed "Yvor Winters"
2. TLS, 4 p. to Mr. Winters. March 24, 1931. Signed "Will Saroyan"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8 p. "A Fist-fight for Armenia" w/ holograph corrections
4. Drafts of letters, 2p.
5. Draft of letter to Angel Flores, Dragon Press, 1p. January 9, 1933 incl. reply w/ envelope w/ holograph drawing
6. Draft of letter to Angel Flores, Dragon Press, 1p. June 30, 1933 w/ autobiography, literary position, and bibliography
7. Draft of a letter to "Mr. Winters", 1 p. April 12, 1932

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Folder 17 - 1931
1. TLS, 1p. Letter of reference on Los Angeles Record stationary. December 21, 1931.
Signed "Charles Daggett"
2. TLS, 3p. to Villa. October 9, 1931. Signed "William Saroyan"
3. Draft of letter, 2p. to Villa October 12, 1931.
4. Incomplete Draft of letter, 1p. to Merlin November 25, 1931.
5. Incomplete Draft of letter, 1p. to Merlin December 8, 1931.
6. Incomplete Draft of letter, 1p. to Grace April 27, 1931.
7. TLS, 1p. Query letter to Mr. Hart. March 19, 1931. Signed "William Saroyan"
8. Incomplete Draft of letter, 1p. to Grace March 20, 1931.
9. Typed Manuscript notes, 3p. "A book of short stories…" w/ holograph sketches.
10. Typed Manuscript notes, 2p. "
11. Typed Manuscript notes, 6p. "Greetings: A Journal" w/ holograph corrections.
12. Typed Manuscript notes, 4p. "Wheels Go Round w/ holograph sketch.
13. Incomplete letter drafts, 5p.
14. Typed Manuscript notes, 18p. Various works

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Folder 18 - Early Work
1. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) notes, 5p. Various works
2. Typed Manuscript notes, 7p. "The Young Man Who Signed the Coupon".
3. Typed Manuscript notes, 9p. Various works
4. Holograph notes, 3p. Dedication for a proposed journal.
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 12p. Various works.
6. Holograph notes, 2p
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 13p. "Comma II"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. Various works.
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. "There, standing by the river"

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Folder 19 - 1930s
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Radio Broadcast : Democratic"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. Various works.
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. "Now is the Time". Various drafts
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 16p. "Death and Laughter"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 30p. Various works.

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Folder 20 - Frisco: An Essay
Typed Manuscript (Prose), 33p. "Frisco By The Golden Gate by Will Fagin"

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Folder 21 - Essays
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. "The Associated Press is in the habit…"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, p. "A letter from Ezra Pound"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. "Return to Tomorrow by Ford John Madox Hammilcar Ford"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "How to Steal a Greased Pig by Willie Whiskey"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. - 3 drafts "How to be a First Class, A number 1, President of the United States by Willie Whiskey" w/ holograph corrections
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "How to be Divorced from the Right Lady by Willie Whiskey"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "To What Extent May Art be Propagandist and Remain Art"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "My Version of the Russian Revolution"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. "Good-by to All This and That"
10. Typed Drafts of letter to William Randolph Hearst, May 21, 1933
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The Amateur's Place in Art"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "In the quiet of these spring days…"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Formulating my Identity and the World"
14. Holograph Manuscript, 5p. "The influence of machinery on modern conduct…"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Why the Conflict? By Emanuel Borsch" w/ holograph sketch
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "On the Art of Smoking"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 6p. Various works
18. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "While we are all fidgeting about fascism…"
19. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. Various works
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "As to Finality"
21. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "It occurs to me that Mr. More would be displeased…"
22. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Our Popular Songs" w/ holograph corrections
23. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. Various works
24. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) on Vanity Fair Florists stationary, 3p. w/ sketch
25. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. "Comma II"
26. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. Various works

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Folder 22 - 1932
1. ALS, 2p. September 19, 1932. Signed "John" (Saroyan)
2. Christmas Card. Signed "Hen"
3. ALS w/ envelope, 1p. August 15, 1932. Signed "John" (Saroyan)
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. February 2, 1932 "This day I Walked" w/ holograph corrections
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. on Vanity Fair Florists stationary "A photograph of Italy today"
6. Typed Manuscript notes, 1p. March 4, 1932
7. TLS, 5p. to "Armen" December 29, 1932. W/ typed poetry
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "Statistics"
9. Typed Draft of letter, 1p to "Ruth" October 7, 1932.
10. Typed Draft of letter, 2p to "Miss Lockett and Dear Ruth" September 30, 1932.
11. Typed drafts of eight query letters to various publishers. 9p.

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Folder 23 - Early Work Circa 1932
Holograph and Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages w/ holograph corrections, 14p. Various works. (fragments)

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Folder 24 - Four Rooms
Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 49p. "A drama in four acts and one scene"

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Folder 25 - Garibaldi's Adventure: A Novel - 1929
Partial Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 28p. "Garibaldi's Adventure by Carlo Sahara (chapters 6, 7, and 8 plus) incomplete

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Folder 26 - Follow - A Novella - Early 1930
1. Typed Manuscript 105p. "Follow, a story by William Saroyan"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. for a section of the novel titled "alone"
3. Manuscript page w/ holograph corrections
4. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 9p. "In the heat of that summer…"
5. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) w/ corrections, 2p. "In the heat of that summer…"

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Folder 27 - American Glory
1. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections (damaged by insects), 48p
2. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections (revisions of same text - damaged by insects), 66p

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Folder 28 - Lost Eternities (1933)
1. TLS, 1p. Query letter to Simon & Schuster re: Lost Eternities. April 3, 1933. Signed "Simon Goryan"
2. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, Approx 100p. (Substantial insect damage - extremely fragile material)

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Folder 29 - Home is Haystan
1. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, Approx 65p. "Home is Haystan: A novel of the Human Spirit by Sirak Goryan"
2. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 22p. "Ruin and Resurrection: A novel of the Human Spirit as manifested in the Armenian Race" several drafts, incomplete ( fragments leading toward Home is Haystan
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 12p. "Ruin and Resurrection: A novel of the Human Spirit as manifested in the Armenian Race"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. "20th Century Blues"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 11p. "Prefatory notice to the reader"

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Folder 30 - Never, Never - Early Novella
Typed Manuscript (Prose), 93p. "Never, Never - a story"

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Folder 31 - Correspondence w/ Sanora Babb
1. Holograph Notes by Saroyan on Postal Telegraph stationary, 4p.
2. TL , 2p. to "Sanora" June 22, 1933
3. Typed Manuscript (carbon), 6p. "Lost Cry by Sanora Babb"
4. Photocopies of 31 letters, 86p. to "Sanora Babb", 1933 - 1934.

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Folder 32 - The Daring Young Man Stories
Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, Approx 50p. (fragments) works-in-progress from The Daring Young on the Flying Trapeze, w/ list of recently completed stories

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Folder 33 - Letter to Hemingway (Post Esquire)
Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 21p. " O.K. Mr. Hemingway"

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Folder 34 - Trapeze over the Universe
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Trapeze Over the Universe - Novel Number Three"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Novel Number Four - Panorama Normal"

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Folder 35 - Sirak Goryan
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. w/ holograph corrections and holograph notes
2. TL to Editor Hairenik offering story for publication
3. Receipt from Hotel El Rancho Vegas, Los Vegas, Nevada

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Folder 36 - 1934
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. April 19, 1934. "Letter from a Young Writer"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. various works and lists of titles
3. TL to "Kay Boyle", half page. September 25, 1934
4. TL to "Armen", 1p. April 6, 1934
5. TL to "Whit and Martha", 2p. May 22, 1934
6. TL to "Tsoghik", 2p. June 24, 1934
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "A Very Very Shameful Occurrence"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. various works.
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Saturdays I'm Miserable"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 26p. "200 Autographs For My First Book"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 14p. Various works and lists of titles
12. TLS to Bennett, 5p. August 29, 1934
13. Partial drafts of letters to friends, 6p. on the publication of Daring Young Man…

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Folder 37 - 1933
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Monday. December 11, 1933"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. various works.
3. TLS, 1p. to "Miss Gold" November 15, 1933. Signed in Type "Sirak Goryan"
4. Drafts of letter, 2p. to "Dr. Walter Heil", The de Young Museum, seeking work. September 25, 1933
5. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "Summer Laughter"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. various works.
7. TL, 1p. to "Sanora" unfinished. May 15, 1933
8. TLS, 4 letters - 5p. to "Mr. Burnett" offering stories to Esquire, 1933
9. Typed page w/ title only. 3p.

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Folder 38- 1933 Declaration
Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. May 5, 1933. "I am planning to do something never before done in the history of literature."

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Folder 39 - 1933
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "Intentions for 1933"
2. TL 1 p. to "Sanora", incomplete. December 27, 1933
3. TL 1p. to "Mr. Winters", incomplete. April 15, 1933
4. TL 2p. to "Dr. Walter Heil", May 11, 1933
5. TLS, 3p to "Edward J. O'Brien" w/ holograph corrections. October 13, 1933
6. TLS, 4p to "Armen" January 20, 1933.
7. TLS, 5p. to Heywood Broun" May 3, 1933. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
8. TLS, 4p to "Goldie" (Weisberg) w/ holograph corrections May 4, 1933. Signed "Will Saroyan"
9. TLS, 2p. to "Goldie" (Weisberg) March 20. Signed in type "Will"

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Folder 40 - Europe
Typed Manuscript (Carbon) "Europe" in four sections "Preface" 11p., "Two Travelers & The Ship" 16p., "Europe" 7p., and "World's Agony" 3p.

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Folder 41 - The Living and the Dead
Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 14p. "Novel" (fragments)

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Folder 42 - Interview with Rebecca West (1935)
Typed Manuscript w/ holograph notations, 3p.

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Folder 43 - Correspondence
1. TLS, 1p. on Ann Watkins, Inc. stationary June 17, 1936. re: publication of works. Signed "Tommy"
2. TLS, 1p. on Stage stationary April 30, 1936. Rejection. Signed "Allen Churchill"

3 Folders only (captioned by Saroyan)

 

 

 

Box 2

Folder 1 - Early Notes, letters, etc.
Assorted papers, 65 p. circa 1930, includes Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages and holograph notes, partial drafts of letters - mostly incomplete beginnings , lists of possible titles, list of markets to keep in mind, list of completed work, poetry, rejection letters, holograph notes, outlines of projected work, lists of possible names and adjectives to be used in stories.

Box 2

Folder 2 (many fragmentary, incomplete, undeveloped)
1. Typed list of addresses, 1p.
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Manhattan Street Scene by Carlo Sahara"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. Whether or not this is a short story I cannot say"
4. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "When he realized a woman was in bed with him…"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Addresses: A Short Novel"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "Comma, I."
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "As I passed in a rather unclean side-street of the city…"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "She was the daughter of a grocer who lived behind…"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "For Love: A Story"
10. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 4p. "Scenario for a Talking Picture"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Cora Brandt was one of those ordinary girls…"
12. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 5p. "Fairy Tale by Rhoopen Hatchig"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Gordon Nappa seemed to be a most ordinary person"
14. Holograph Manuscript, 4p. "Riding into the city in a motor bus at nightfall…"
15. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 7p. "Zangar, the Great"
16. Typed and Holograph Manuscript, 30p. "There was a little man on the boat who proved very interesting…"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "My place is here"
18. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 4p. "The Millennium is again at hand by Dikran H. Giragosian"
19. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "Waiting"
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "All I want you to do, said Vargas…"
21. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "At the time that I write of Spiffel…"
22. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "Ernest Kimball left bed at seven-thirty…"
23. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 4p. "What's the use…"
24. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "Like Prohibition and Eugenics…"
25. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Seventy Days"
26. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 8p. The hush from Brooklyn to Gallup"
27. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 7p. "Bunny Sent Me"
28. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 10p. "Memory"
29. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "General Antranik"
30. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "An Occurrence at Ringling Brothers"

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Folder 3 - Rejection Letters Mostly
Correspondence, 75p. Letters of rejection to Saroyan from a broad selection of magazines on letterhead stationary, 1928 - 1930.

Box 2

Folder 4 - Subway Dreamers (fragmentary)
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3 p. "Subway Circus"
2. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) 23p. "Subway Dreamers" Heavily damaged

Box 2

Folder 5 - Verse
1. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "The New New Spoon River by Master Edgar"
2. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 6p. "Philosophy for a Nickle", "Love Letter", "wanted: a poet", "Play in three parts", "identity", "Poem by Rueben Haig"
3. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 7p. "Yes, I can feel her beside me…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 3p. Thanksgiving Prayer"
5. Holograph Poetry, 1p. "The bright night sheen of the pharmacy…"
6. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)Carbon, 6p. "The Saroyan Contract" w/ rejection list
7. TLS to Edna, 1p. July 26, 1929. Signed in type "Will" (Saroyan) Text is a poem
8. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 7p. "I have heard it said that when a good man dies…"
9. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "did you ever stop to think…"
10. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "days pass while I, neither awake nor yet asleep…"
11. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) (Poetry), 3p. "To the Armenian Dead"
12. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "A Laugh for the Falling Blade" Signed William Saroyan.
13. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Two Sonnets" Signed William Saroyan.
14.
15. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), p. "To Childers Everywhere"
16. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. April 19, 1932 "All blessedness is lost…"
17. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Fire and Flood in the Burlesque Theatre"

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Folder 6 - Early drafts of "My Hearts in the Highlands"
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 8p. "My Son John" script
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 15p. March 17, 1937. "The Poor Family" script

Box 2

Folder 7 - 1930s
1. ALS w/ envelope, 4p. May 29, 1930. Signed "Edna"
2. TLS, 1p. August 18, 1930. Rejection letter on Overland Monthly stationary. Signed in type "Frances Schultz"
3. TL to "Armen" 1p. January 5, 1933.
4. MS Magazine, November, 1934
5. Telegram. March 11, 1937. Report of a money order sent from Matson and Duggan
6. TLS, 1p. Draft of copy for telegram to Apertif requesting funds. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
7. Telegram from Apertif, 1p. June 11, 1938. Response to above
8. Telegram to Apertif. 1p. June 11, 1936. Response to above
9. Ephemera - postcard, blank check from Bank of Nevada, brochure for Hotel Last Frontier, press clippings for The Human Comedy, peach can label, index cards, etc.

Box 2

Folder 8 - Early Work
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "That he loved the boy there could be no doubt…"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. Various works
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. from "Point of View - The Old Maid"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "There was a certain fellow in out town…"
5. Holograph Manuscript, 3p. This was years ago, and I am still…"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. "Today I am exactly twenty-two years old…"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 6p. "From the public library where he had been…"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "Cactus"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "Piano: An Entertainment"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. "Noonday Dark Enfolding Texas"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The effect of ugly buildings…"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 12p. Various works
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Etc. Etc."
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. Various works
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Forgive, Forgive"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "Hotel Impril, and So Forth"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "You do not know what real living is until…"
18. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. Various works
19. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "In the rear of the Kentucky Bar and Rummy Parlour…"
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "I have made a specialty of funerals…"
21. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "It was bitter cold…"
22. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "To his Friend Arsen Diran…"
23. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "I stood at my window…"
24. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "When the street car that was to carry him…"
25. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages w/ holograph notations, 31p. Various works

Box 2

Folder 9 - Inhale and Exhale (fragmentary)
1. list of persons to receive copies, 3p.
2. TL, 1p. draft of letter to Bennett re: publication. January 29, 1936
3. Typed Table of contents, 9p.
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. "The Whistle"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages on tissue w/ holograph note. Various works
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 18p. Various works.
7. Holograph notes on stories, 6p. Various works
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 35p. Various works.
9. Typed letter drafts, fragments, 3p
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. "Memoirs of a Veteran Actor"

Box 2

Folder 10 - The Trouble with Tigers (fragmentary)
Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 9p. from The Trouble with Tigers

Box 2

Folder 11 - 1934 (2)
Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, various works, and incomplete drafts of letters, circa 1934. Pages are unsorted, fragmentary, unfinished works-in-progress w/ some holograph notation. Approx 200 pages.

Box 2

Folder 12 - Misc.
Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 25 p. Various works, and incomplete drafts of letters, theater programs, photocopies of cartoons from the New Yorker.

Box 2

Folder 13 - On Drawings etc.
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. Beginning of "A Number of Drawings"
2. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph notations on reverse. "Future exhibitions which would doubtlessly prove successful" w/ notes to "Dr. Walter Heil"
3. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 7 p. essay on Frank Bergman exhibition
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Notes on Art: Abert Durer on T. Sturges Moore"

Box 2

Folder 14 - 1935
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. June 17, 1935. Page one of "Russian Women Have Sex"
2. TLS, 2p. query letter to "Mr. Coburn Gilman" Travel Magazine. May 19, 1935. Signed "William Saroyan"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. incomplete. July 4, 1935. "My Impressions of Soviet Armenia"
4. Typed headlines, 1p. re: Saroyan as author
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, "A year of my life was spent trying not to write this…"

Box 2

Folder 15 - 1935
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. Beginning of "Mr. Stalin on the Wall"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. June 17, 1935. Page one of "Russian Women Have Sex"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 14p. incomplete. "I'm here to Tell You"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, Approx 80 p. Partial drafts of letters and various works
5. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph notations, 6p. "!935: A Novel"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 18p. incomplete. "The daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze: A daily syndicated column: maybe"
7. Typed list of titles
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 15p. incomplete. Various works
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Bread for the Living"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. incomplete "First Movement: Silence"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. incomplete. Various works

Box 2

Folder 16 - 1935
1. TLS, 2p. to "Editors" November 21, 1935. Signed "William Saroyan"
2. Typed list of titles, 1p. February 14, 1935
3. Typed list of names, 1p.
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. Various works
5. TL w/ holograph corrections, 4p. to "Edward J. O'Brien" February 3, 1935. (incomplete)
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. Various works
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. incomplete. December 28. 1935. "That Winter Poker Game"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 13p. incomplete. Various works

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Folder 17 - 1935
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "God Everywhere"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. incomplete. First page of "Piano"
3. Typed list of titles, 1p. "Notes: from Hollywood"
4. TL w/ holograph corrections, 4p. to "Pat" June 18, 1936
5. Typed list of titles, 3p.
6. Typed table of contents, "Inhale & Exhale"
7. TL drafts, 10p. to Donald incomplete. October 17, 1935
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. incomplete. "The Street of the World"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. incomplete. "Why am I Going to Armenia?"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 6p. incomplete. Various works

Box 2

Folder 18 - 1936 Anthology
Proposal for anthology of American writers, 23p. includes list of potential contributors to whom letters have been sent, drafts of letter to "Hemingway"(January 9, 1936), lists of proposed topics.

Box 2

Folder 19 - 1936
1. Typed list of stories on hand. May 29, 1936.
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. incomplete. "Preface"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. Proposal for "Reader, Weep: A Book of Short Stories"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. from "Pardon Me for Living"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. from "Man Alive"

Box 2

Folder 20 - 1936 (Carl St. Stories)
1. TLS, 1p. from "Ann Watkins" for "Mr. Matson" September 10, 1936. Signed "Ann"
2. Drafts of return correspondence, 2p. to "Ann" incomplete. September 12, 1936
3. Typed list "Ideas for Movies", 1p. March 18, 1936
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. incomplete. Proposed film treatments for Rouben Mamoulian. "Love Immortal", "Man Alive"
5. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph notations, 2p. July 16, 1936. "Tom Mooney: The Freest Man in the World"
6. Holograph list of titles, 1p. "Evening Papers"

Box 2

Folder 21 - 1936/ stories
1. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 9p. "Harlem Dancer"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Story"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. incomplete. "Knock, Knock"
4. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "The Book"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. incomplete from "The Happy Sunday"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. incomplete from "Trouble Trouble Trouble" w/ lists of titles
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The Game"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The Flea in One's Ear"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. incomplete from "A Lady of Little or No Morals"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Can't You Take a Joke?"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. April 18, 1936. "Abba Dabba" w/ journal entry
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Let's Talk About Me"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "The Days"
14. Typed Outline, 3p. for "The World: a novelette"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 33p. from "A Scenario for Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx : Joy to the World"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. incomplete from "The Winter Poker Game"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. incomplete from "You"
18. Typed drafts of start of letter to "Hem" 7p. January 18, 1936
19. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 9p. incomplete from "Tiger Rag"
20. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "Man Alive"
Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "Frisco"

Box 2

Folder 22 - Plays 30s - 40s
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Scene: the inside of a tent in a wind storm on the Sahara Desert"
2. Holograph Manuscript, 61 p. "Scene I"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. description of scene and list of players
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. October 31, 1936. Stapled between cover sheets, "Toy Town"
5. Typed and Holograph Manuscript (Prose) pages, 6p. incomplete from "Big Valley Vineyard"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8p. "Scene: A living room of a home in Central California"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Scene: An elaborately furnished room in the residence…"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Scene: An office in the top floor of a ten-story building…"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Scene: The front porch of an ordinary family…"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. incomplete, "Null & Void"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. outline for "Six o'clock"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Ex-Hero"
13. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 5p. "Ex-Hero"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Possibly: A Play"
15. Typed and holograph Typed ideas for plays, 6p.
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Scene: A city street"
17. Typed notes, 2p. for "Wheels Go Round"
18. Typed notes, 1p. for "Please Pass the Present"
19. Typed notes, 2p. for "Angels Aghast"
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. incomplete "Fifteen-minute Radio Program"
21. Typed outline, 1p. for "1932: A play for Reading"
22. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. "Lonnie, you look good"
23. Holograph outline, 2p. "Six Prisons"
24. Holograph Manuscript, 6p. "Scene: Portion of street, sidewalk, porch of house…"
25. Typing exercise, 2p. "Alliterative exercise"
26. Typed poem, 1p. "The man in the French Post-Card"
27. Typed notes, 1p. "Notes for screen plays and radio programs"
28. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "I am de Pachman"
29. Typed notes, 1 p. re: comedy technique
30. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Scene: A lopsided room containing at least 20 clocks…"
31. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. Outline for "Wheels Go Round"
32. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Piano"

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Folder 23 - Little Children
1. Typed lists, 21p. "possible titles for my third book"
2. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 4p. May 11, 1936 "Preface"
3. Typed table of contents w/ holograph corrections, 7p.
4. Typed list of publications, 1p.
5. Typed dedication w/ holograph corrections, 2p.
6. TL, 2p. Drafts of query letter to Simon & Schuster re: Little Chilidren
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The Boy in the Yellow Ford Coupe"

Box 2

Folder 24 - 1936
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. contents for "Glad Tidings of 1936: A Book"
2. Typed drafts of beginnings of letters, 4p. Various correspondents
3. Typed lists of titles, 3p. "Possible titles for my third book"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The Avenue of Trees"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages w/ holograph corrections, 12p. incomplete - Various works
6. Typed drafts of beginnings of letters, 5p. Various correspondents
7. TL, 2p. to Vanity Fair January 1, 1936
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 12p. incomplete. Various works
9. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 7p. January 11, 1936. "A Scenario for Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx"
10. Typed outline, 2p. for "Questions & Answers: A Book"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. incomplete. Various works
12. Typed drafts of beginnings of letters, 10p. Various correspondents
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 16p. incomplete. Various works
14. Typed journal entry, January 6, 1936
15. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "A Letter on Charity Etcetera"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, Approx 150p. Individual typed pages, some w/ holograph notations - various works, beginning drafts of letters, mostly single pages from larger manuscripts in preliminary draft form.

Box 2

Folder 25 - 1936 / New Program and Journal
Typed journal entries, 43p. January 1, 1936 - April 28, 1936. Describes activities and aspirations for each day, lists of stories published, lists of correspondents, lists of titles for stories. Final entry outlines "New Program: to be absolutely carried out" signed "William Saroyan"

Box 2

Folder 26 - 1936
1. Typed table of contents w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "A Fine How Do You Do?"
2. Typed list, 1p. "Magazine publication, 1936"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. January 17, 1936 "Why I am not Writing What is Known as a Novel"
4. TLS on College Humor stationary, 1p. October 2, 1936. Letter accepting "The Coldest Winter Since 1854" for publication. Signed "Robert Pines"
5. Typed dedication, 1p. Signed "William Saroyan"
6. ALS, 2p. to Mr. Putnam (draft of telegram) Signed "WS"
7. Typed dedication, 1p. Signed "William Saroyan"
8. Typed Table of Contents, 5p. for Little Chidren
9. Typed draft of letter to Burton Rascoe offering Little Chidren to Doubleday
10. TLS, 1p. to Ann Watkins, Inc. May 13, 1936 Letter Contract signed in Type "William Saroyan"
11. Typed lists of stories submitted and things to do, 10p.
12. Holograph note, 1p. Money owed
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 15p. incomplete. Various works
14. TLS on Script stationary, 1p. accepting stories for publication. May 26, 1936 Signed "Martha Greenberg"
15. TLS, 1p. April 14, 1936. Returning submissions. Signed "Jackson Burke"
16. ALS, 1p. to Houston. September 22, 1936 Signed "Bill Saroyan"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. incomplete. "The Burbank of Horses" w/ "Elmer Ludwig" business cards

Box 2

Folder 27 - Notes, Ideas, Etc.
Typed and holograph notes, lists, poetry, partial manuscript pages on paper scraps - mostly single pages from larger manuscripts in preliminary draft form. Approximately 150p.

Box 2

Folder 28 - Notes, Ideas, Etc.
1. Typed notes for letter to "Reuben Mamoulian" on motion pictures, 2p.
2. Typed notes, 6p. for "A Scenario for Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx"
3. Holograph notes, 30 p. notes taken while reading, lists of authors, sketches, and notes on articles and books written on scraps of paper, backs of circulars, etc.
4. Typed notes for stories to be developed, 3p.
5. Typed statement, 8p. "This movie is a new kind of movie" 8 copies of same
6. Holograph notes, 6p. computations, doodles, titles of books, scribbles, names, etc.
7. Typed notes, 2p. Story ideas
8. Holograph notes, 5p. on scraps of paper, index cards, etc. Thoughts, lists, names.
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. incomplete. Analysis of Mr. O'Brien
10. Typed notes, 1p. Story ideas
11. Holograph notes, 8p. notes taken on backs of manuscript, scraps of paper, etc. on story ideas, names, notes from reading, scribbles, etc.
12. Typed medical instructions, 1p. on back of exhibit catalog. "Nasal Catarrh"
13. Holograph notes, 7p. notes taken on scraps of paper on story ideas, lists of names, notes from reading, scribbles, etc.
14. Typed notes, 8p. lists of titles, incomplete manuscript pages, some notation on reverse
15. Holograph notes, 3p. lists, notes from reading, computations, scribbles.

Box 2

Folder 29 - Dalton Trumbo/ WS 1937
Typed Manuscript (carbon), 48p. on tissue bound in folder. Treatment for "The Magnificent Boob (Benjamin Harris Rodd Stories) by William Saroyan and Dalton Trumbo" labelled "copy 4" (some holograph corrections)

Box 2

Folder 30
1. Brochure for San Francisco Opera Season, 1931
2. Brochure for "The Midland Chicago" magazine
3. Pencil sketches, 4p.
4. Folder labeled "Stocks cuts getting fatter" in pencil
5. Typed pages, 2p. incomplete. Beginning of letter

Box 2

Folder 31 - 1936 (2)
Many pages damaged with holes made by insects
1. Holograph note, 1p. Signed "Gilbert Arnold
2. Typed page, 1p. May 29, 1936 "Stories on hand"
3. Typed drafts of letter, 8p. to "Thomas Wolfe", June 5, 1936. incomplete fragments
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 15p. incomplete. Various works
5. Typed drafts of letter, 2p. to "Emily" June 8, 1936. Incomplete
6. Typed draft of letter, 1p. to "Inland Topics" requesting advance. Incomplete
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 18p. incomplete. From "Glad Tidings of 1936" re-titled
"The Great Oration of January the Seventh, 1934"
8. Typed drafts of letter, 13p. to "Pacific Associates. June 8, 1936. Incomplete
9. Typed draft of letter w/ holograph corrections, 3p. to "Mr. H. Minister". June 3, 1936. Incomplete
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 24p. incomplete. Various works
11. Typed drafts of letters, 11p. incomplete. Various correspondents
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. incomplete. "Notes on the Theatre"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page w/ holograph corrections, 1p. ""My cousin talked in English"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 3p. incomplete. "Of fire in the dark winter sky" page 2 only
15. Typed drafts of letter, 5p. to "John" May 30, 1936 incomplete
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. incomplete. "Let's Talk About Me"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. incomplete. "Give me your Hand"
18. Typed draft of letter, 1p.to Hal & Ann. June 1, 1936. Incomplete
19. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 9p. incomplete. "The Man Who Got Fat"
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. incomplete. "The Man Who was Born Under the Sign of the Scorpio"
21. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 6p. incomplete. "Anything for a Laugh"
22. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 13p. incomplete. "O Mary My Darling"
23. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 6p. incomplete. "The Good and Noble Saroyan"
24. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 16p. incomplete. "Saroyan on Saroyan"

Box 2

Folder 32 - 1937
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 6p. incomplete. Objection to review in Nation
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 57p. incomplete. "Elegy" (many pages repeated)
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 13p. incomplete. "To Walter Winchell"
4. Envelope from "Reading and Collecting"

Box 2

Folder 33 - 1937
1. Typed draft of letter, 1p. to "Stanley" incomplete. June 16, 1937
2. Typed list, 1p. "To the makers of comedy"
3. Typed table of contents, 1p. w/ holograph notes

Box 2

Folder 34 - 1937
1. Typed list of titles, 5p. "Woof, Woof: A Book of Stories"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. incomplete. from "We Thank Thee For Our
Happy Homes"
3. Typed Manuscript w/ notes, 5p. "The Beginning"
4. Typed drafts of beginning of letter, 2p. to "Hal" incomplete February 19, 1937
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. "The Great Journey to New York"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "The Bad Poem"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Valencia"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Notes from San Francisco"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. "William Bolitho and D. H. Lawrence"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Sweet Amarillo"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. "Story"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "The Pretty Ladies of the Society Pages"
13. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "So Long 1937"
14. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "All the women are Helen"
15. Typed Manuscript(carbon), 6p. "Romance Trailer"

Box 2

Folder 35 - 1937
Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "The Last Cigarette, the Last Match"

Box 2

Folder 36 - My Name is Aram
Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. from "Religion: A story" (later re-titled "A Word to Scoffers")

Box 2

Folder 37 - 1938
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "Yours Truly: Disappointed"
2. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph corrections, 12p. "The Champion"

Box 2

Folder 38 - 1938
Many pages damaged with holes made by insects
1. Typed draft of letter, 1p. "to Editors, Saturday Evening Post" September 4, 1938. incomplete.
2. TLS w/ holograph corrections, 1p. "to Gourken Vartanian" March 19, 1938. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 15p. Incomplete, from "Our Young Astonished Eyes"
4. TLS, 1p. on The Coast stationary from "Chris" June 7, 1938 re: submissions
5. Typed Manuscript w/ holograph revisions. 8p. "The Stumblebums" heavily damaged
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. Incomplete "How It is to Be" Announcement
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. Incomplete "Guy de Maupassant"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. Incomplete "It's pleasant to have one's name…"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. Incomplete. Various works
10. Holograph calculations, 1p.
11. TL, 3p. query letter to "Editor, Saturday Review of Literature" August 29, 1938.
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 13p. Incomplete. "More News of the World from California"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. Incomplete "The One and Only"
14. Typed Table of Contents, 2p. "How it is to Be"
15. TLS, 1p. to George Davis, Fiction Editor, Harper's Bazaar. September 4, 1938. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
16. Typed list w/ holograph revisions, 1p. "Stories from The Trouble with Tigers…"
17. Typed draft of letter, 2p. to "Mr. Pollinger". August 23, 1938.
18. Typed list, 1p. "Financial Embarrassment as of Tuesday August 23, 1938"
19. Typed drafts of letters, 7p. Incomplete Various correspondents
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. Incomplete. Various works
21. Holograph notes on Hollywood Plaza stationary, 1p.

Box 2

Folder 39- 1939
1. Typed notes, 1p. on proposed play, "U. S. Number 1"
2. Typed notes, 1p. on proposed play, "Sweeney: A Play"

Box 2

Folder 40 - Mail 1939
Correspondence related to the release of The Time of Your Life
1. Telegram, 1p. to "Burns Mantle" April 14, 1939. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
2. Telegram, 1p. to "Burns Mantle" April 14, 1939. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
3. Telegram, 1p. to "John Anderson" April 14, 1939. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
4. Telegram, 1p. to "Robert Coleman" April 14, 1939. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
5. TLS on RCA Manufacturing Company stationary, 1p. September 29, 1939. Signed "E. C. Forman"
6. Catalog, New Roumanian Victor records
7. TLS on letterhead stationary, 1p. requesting foreign rights to The Time of Your Life December 21, 1939. Signed "D. Clairouin"
8. TLS on Thos. Cook & Son World-Wide Travel Service stationary, 1p. re: tickets to London, etc. Signed "TC"
9. ALS, 1p. w/ Hotel Great Northern envelope addressed to John Anderson. (inscribed "never sent would have been a little too much. Signed "William Saroyan"
10. Typed review (Carbon), 1p. of "Little Children" in German
11. TLS, 1p. on Albatross & Tauchnitz Editorial Department stationary w/ encl. List of short stories for French edition. Signed "Susan Hurley"
12. TLS, 1p. on Atlantic Monthly stationary w/ encl. letter. Signed "Edward Weeks"

Box 2

Pulitzer Prize - 41
1. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) on Hotel California stationary, 7p. Saroyan's response to Pulitzer Prize Award for The Time of Your Life
2. Typed drafts of letter to "Mr. Frank D. Fackenthal", 12p. May 15, 1940. Thanking
him and returning check award
3. TL(Carbon), 1p. to "Mr. Frank D. Fackenthal", 3 copies. May 15, 1940.
4. Typed drafts of thank-you speech, 5p. incomplete. May 8, 1940.
5. Holograph note, 1p. regarding Pulitzer check
6. Typed drafts of letter to New York Herald Tribune, 2p. Incomplete.

 

 

Box 3

Folder 1 - Notes, Letters, etc.
1. Brochure, Book Comments, Bryant Book Shop, 1942
2. Rejection slip on Americana stationary, 1p. w/ typed comments on reverse
3. Rejection slip on San Franciscan stationary, 1p. addressed to "Edgar Webster" August 6, 1930
4. TL, on The American Caravan stationary, 1p. October13, 1930 rejection letter
5. Typed draft of letter, 1p. to "Mr. Harvey" incomplete
6. Holograph notes, 21p. on backs of manuscript, scraps of paper, etc. w/ pencil sketches, partial drafts of works
7. Holograph Manuscript, 8p. "That's What Books Do" first draft
8. Holograph Notes, 3p. "You Take the Glory"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. Incomplete Various works
10. Holograph journal entry, 2p. Saturday April 30, 1932
11. TL on Vanity Fair Florist stationary, 2p. to "Goldie" (Weisberg)
12. Typed drafts of letter, 2p. to "Mr. Winters" April 13, 1933
13. Typed drafts of letter, 3p. to "Mr. Ashjian"
14. Typed draft of letter, 2p. inscribed "Style & Theme for a Story" in pencil
15. TLS, 1p. to "Miss Harriet Monroe". March 17, 1931. Signed "Vahen Haig"
16. Typed notes, 2p. story ideas
17. TL, 1p. to "Mr. Petre-Wymer" March 20, 1931 Signed in type "William Saroyan"
18. Typed draft of letter, 4p. to "John Hodgdon Bradley, Jr." November 23, 1932
19. Holograph notes, 1p.
20. TLS, 3p. to the Editors of Americana. October 26, 1932 Signed "John Hammilcar"
21. Typed draft of letter, 1p. to Editor, Harper's Magazine. November 13, 1932

Box 3

Folder 2 - Early
1. Typed notes, 1p. for "I Am a Writer 16 years of Age"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. incomplete. "I can't forget Joseph Saleh's essay"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. incomplete. "Today a mood came over me"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "I died Yesterday" obscured by ink stains
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Prose, Poetry and Pencil Drawings"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. Various works
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Saturday Prose"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. Various works
9. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) on Vanity Fair Florist stationary, 3p. "1932. Scene: A city street"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections on Vanity Fair Florist stationary, 2p. "Mists fell away…"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. "And yet and yet"
12. Typed notes, 4p. outline for proposed novel
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "American Last Moments"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose)pages, 6p. incomplete. "The Comic Strip"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. outline for play "A Day at the Gallery"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 29p. Incomplete. Various works
17. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. Incomplete. Various works

Box 3

Folder 3- Early Work
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) on Paramount Distributing Co. stationary, 4p. "The time, it is held, for a man…"
2. Holograph Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "To call Philip a stupid boy…"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 6p. Incomplete. Various works
4. Holograph notes, 2p.

Box 3

Folder 4- Early Work
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "Maxims from the National Mind"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "Except for Joe Sargis and Willie Chavor…"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "An Occurrence at Ringling Bros."
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "A Note for a Novel on an Armenian Born in America"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "A Sonada on the Spanish Guitar"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 6p. "A question of Figs"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Incomplete Sentences"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "An Impertinent Young Man"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Forgive, Forgive
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections on Vanity Fair Florist stationary, 5p. "There he was suddenly swinging aboard a number 7 car"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "The lack of coherence…"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Armenia"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 22p. Incomplete. Various works
14. Holograph notes, 6p. on paper scraps, Vanity Fair Florist stationary, etc.

Box 3

Folder 5- Early Work/ Poetry
1. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Nightmare in November"
2. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 8p. "Bull Durham in the Blunderbuss"
3. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Simple Declarations"
4. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Pastoral Ode: Experimental"
5. Typed manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. incomplete on "Armenian Poems by Alice Blackwell"
6. Typed Manuscript (Poetry) pages, 3p. from "Monument to the Armenian Dead"
7. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Short Story on the Poet"
8. Holograph notes, 3p. on paper scraps, Vanity Fair Florist stationary, etc.
9. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 3p. "In Memoriam: The Armenian Dead"
10. Typed Manuscript (Poetry) pages, 7p. from "To the Armenian Dead"
11. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Dream Grief and Talk Among the Living"
12. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Padrone, he said, I am off the boat…"
13. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "The geometric vineyard holds the eye…"
14. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "This lad was black: an Arab in his blood…"
15. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Sonnet to Account for an Awkward Silence"
16. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)pages, 5p. from "To the Young Men Discussing…"
17. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "I have books on my table…"
18. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "I have come thus far…"
19. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "San Francisco Sand Dunes"
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose w/ Poetry), 3p. "January Poems"
21. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Poetic Experiments"
22. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Kentucky Bar, Third Street: Drunk"
23. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "In the Adjacent Telephone Booth"
24. Holograph notes, 6p. on paper scraps, Vanity Fair Florist stationary, envelopes, etc.
25. Holograph Manuscript, 1p. "A letter to Beethoven"
26. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "To the Objectionists"
27. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Tears for Mary Araxie"
28. Typed Manuscript notes, 9p. Incomplete. Various works.
29. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "What is this talk of God…"
30. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Casual Witness"
31. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Tender Advice from a Soul to its Loving Flesh"
32. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "I am pleased to meet you, Lord…"
33. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "To Several Female Attendants in the Reference Room at the Public Library"
34. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Day Prayer"
35. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Fire and Flood in the Burlesque Theatre"
36. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Blasphemy Amid a Recent Shade"
37. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Hail, Children, hail, hail, hail…"
38. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Sonnet to my Nephew"
39. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Giants There were in Those Days"
40. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "He said, I fear most an adolescent…"
41. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Sonnet"
42. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Two Sonnets on a Mathematical Theme"
43. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "To my Contemporaries. The Young Men"
44. Typed Manuscript (Poetry) w/ holograph notes and drafts, 10p. "Catafalque for the Scientists"
45. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "A Question of Figs"
46. Typed Manuscript (Poetry) notes, 3p. from "A Dream"
47. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry) w/ notes and drafts, 3p. "Third Street"
48. Holograph and Typed Manuscript (Poetry) w/ notes and drafts, 2p. "Sunken, lost in Salvation Army grief"
49. Holograph notes and poetry fragments, 21p. on paper scraps, Vanity Fair Florist stationary, envelopes, etc.
50. Typed notes and poetry fragments, 8p.

Box 3

Folder 6- Poems
1. Typed Manuscript (Poetry) w/ drafts and holograph revisions, 9p. "Nine Million"
2. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p "I fall before my typewriter, crushed…"
3. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Arev gertah, arak arak gertah…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "San Francisco Sand Dunes"
5. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Two Sonnets on Racial Themes"
6. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Sonnet"
7. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Sonnet to a Remote Body of Water"
8. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ drafts, 4p. "A Laugh for the Falling Blade"
9. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) on back of tribute, 1p. "America, my England
10. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ drafts, 18p. "To the Voice of Shah-Mouradian"
11. Typed Manuscript (Poetry) pages, 7p. "Song of Armenia"
12. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Poems Born and Poet Dead"
13. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Exact precise profound…"
14. Typed notes and poetry fragments, 10p
15. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Now mythical marble marches space…"
16. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 3p. "Variations in Counterpoint and Biography"
17. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 4p. "Applause on Reaching the age of 23"
18. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "The smooth limbs of a fig tree…"
19. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Body lines"
20. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Do you listen, Ethel?"
21. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Fig tree and female"
22. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Before me the door, outside, the world…"
23. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Poem" two drafts
24. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Flight in the Skyless"
25. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ holograph notations, 5p. "Variations in Counterpoint and Biography", "Christ at the Seal Pool", "Pacific Ocean Circus"
26. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Finality"
27. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Sonnett"
28. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "To the Voice of Shah-Mouradian"
29. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Delirium in the Grand Central Station"
30. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Christmas, 1932"
31. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Dry laughing grief amid the crumbling bones…"
32. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Geometric vineyards" two drafts
33. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 4p. "The lad was black…" four drafts
34. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 4p. "Apart now from both the shapes of women…"
35. Holograph notes and poetry fragments, 28p. on paper scraps, Vanity Fair Florist stationary, envelopes, etc.
36. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "To the Voice of Shah-Mouradian"
37. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 4p. Poetry by Reuben Haig, "This Minute God", "Sahara", and "Variation #10"
38. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Fall in Line"
39. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Poem"
40. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "To a book of Poetry with Uncut Leaves…"
41. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Thirteen is the history of the World"
42. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Prayer to the Dentist"
43. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "To Several Female Attendants in the Reference Room at the Public Library"
44. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Moment's Madness"
45. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Inquiry", "Audience", "Plagiarist"
46. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Notes While Going Nowhere in a Streetcar"
47. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Emptying Building at 6:00 in the Evening"
48. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "In the Public Square"
49. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "I make immortality"
50. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Christ at the Seal Pools"
51. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Aunt Mariah's Birthday"
52. Typed notes, 12p. Poetry fragments, lists, titles. Various works
53. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Sabbath Morning at the Mother Church"
54. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Sestina: Pastoral" two drafts - incomplete
55. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "We may lie thus, wrestling"
56. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Call for rags and sacks"
57. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 2p. "Old men"
58. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "In my whistle Rubinstein's Opus 44, #1"
59. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 3p. "Why do I try to reach too high?…"
60. Holograph notes (Poetry), 2p.

Box 3

Folder 7 - Early
1. Typed notes (Prose), 4p. taken while reading, mostly quotations
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Autobiography of the Reader"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p "The advertisements say every day is a fiesta…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "The great valley of San Joaquin…"
5. Holograph notes (Prose), 2p. on "Mussolini's Horse"
6. Holograph notes (Prose), 2p. on "A novel of Fresno"
7. Holograph Manuscript (Prose) on Vanity Fair Florists stationary, 5p. "Philip Mueller at 20 had a body…"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p "My Uncle, the former tailor, had bought…"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p "No Punctuality"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose) on Vanity Fair Florists stationary, 5p. "My sister was going to have a baby…"
11. Typed and Holograph notes, 6p. incomplete. Various works.

Box 3

Folder 8 - Early Work
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) on Vanity Fair Florists stationary, 5p. "Comma"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "Trembling, trembling, trembling"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "In the year of the hunger marches"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "Formal garments"
5. Typed notes, 10p. incomplete. Various works.
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Of all things he was thinking of that poor dog again…"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "The Great Armenia"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. "Ara George"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The Brothers Karahadian" Incomplete, beginning only- two drafts
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Contemporary psalms" Incomplete
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 11p. incomplete. Various works.
12. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 3p. "O earthling, timid-hare soul, follow…"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 14p. incomplete. Various works
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 9p. "The Art of Traveling Free"
15. Holograph Manuscript(Prose), 2p. "Mina's Journal", "Mina's telegram"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. outline for radio show
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 12p. incomplete. Various works
18. Holograph Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "You love men who kill…"

Box 3

Folder 9 - Early Work
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Things Go Wrong"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "At the street level…" Incomplete - two drafts
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) on Vanity Fair Florists stationary, 3p. "She was tiny, well-proportioned, and nothing…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 11p. Incomplete. Various works

Box 3

Folder 10 - Stories
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 10p. "Fly away, Jack"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 10p. "The People from Ararat"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Rafaelo Zampa was a very sensitive boy…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "A Cigarette Please"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. incomplete. Various works
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Notes for an American Symphony"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "In the city there was life…"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "A Small Riot on Behalf of the Starving"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "The Cat's Getting Fatter"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "It was June again…"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "At the last minute Miriam weakened…"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "There were over a hundred of us…"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. Incomplete from "Man Alive"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 70p. incomplete. Various works.

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Folder 11A - Stories
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "A Curious Thing…"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Everyone Alive…"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 10p. "When I was taken…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 9p. "He was a hard worker…'
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Life was pretty funny…"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "That pretty whore…"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8p. "Death in the afternoon…"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. (pages # 2, 6 - 9, 13, and 14, incomplete)
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Henry Cabrian…"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "Everything I am about to write…"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Story"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "I'll have you understand…"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "Dear Josephine…" (incomplete)
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "This continent…"(incomplete)
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose) page, 1p. "Hollywood…" (incomplete)
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "The Word Juggling of Modern Writers"

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Folder 11 - Stories
1. Typed list, 1p. "Stories not to be included in The Daring Young Man…"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 16p. "Twentieth Century Blues"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Spangler and I were privates…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 13p. "First Symphony by Saroyan"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "I am a writer of short stories…"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The White Horse by Will Fagin"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 4p. "He and She"
8. Holograph Manuscript (Prose), 10p. "Down in the heart of the city…"
9. Holograph Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "The Out of Style Clerk"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "The Out of Style Clerk"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "The Explosion by Sirak Goryan"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "My Grandmother by Sirak Goryan"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Summer Laughter by Sirak Goryan"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "The Family by Sirak Goryan"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Today I am exactly 22 years of age…"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "On the Street by William Raven"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Today I saw Red Hayes, City Editor.."
18. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Rummy by Willo Sahara"
19. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. notes and drafts for "Follow: A Novel"
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "I was looking for a job…"
21. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "The first six rows of this high school…"
22. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 19p. First page only of 19 different works
23. Holograph Manuscript (Prose), 8p. "The Millionaires Were Cutting Their Throats"

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Folder 12 - 1930
1. TLS, 1p. to "Mr. Charles A. Hughes. March 31, 1930. Signed "W.S. Saroyan"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Why Not Write for a Living by William Stonehill"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 1p. September 5, 1930. "Outline of a novel to be commenced immediately"
4. TL, 1p. to "Agnes Dawn Thurnau" December 9, 1930.
5. TLS, 2p. to "Miss Weisberg" October 30, 1930. Signed "William Saroyan"
6. TL, 2p. to "Sirak" October 21, 1930.

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Folder 13 - 1931/ WS Correspondence
1. TL, 1p. to "Neiman" September 3, 1931
2. TL, 1p. to "Mr. Winters. March 26, 1931
3. Typed Journal entry, 2p. March 15, 1931
4. TL, 1p. to "Grace" (Coates) February 13, 1931.
5. TLS, 1p. to "Grace" (Coates) February 18. Signed in type "Will" (Saroyan)
6. TLS, 4p. to "Yep" (Moradian) Friday. Signed in type "Will" (Saroyan)
7. TL, 1p. to "Mr. Villa" October 13, 1931. Unfinished
8. TLS, 1p. to "Mr. (Howard) Baker" October 20, 1931. Signed "William Saroyan"
9. TL, 1p. to "Mr. Stafford" September 4, 1931. Unfinished
10. TLS, 1p. to "Box 764" September 27, 1931. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
11. ALS, 2p. to "Anne" September 13, 1931. Signed "William Saroyan"

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Folder 14 - 1932/ Performance & A Brief Account of 1932
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose/Poetry), 6p. "The works of William Saroyan:
1932", titles w/ poetry and "The Works of John Hammilcar: 1932"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "A brief account of the year 1932" Signed in type
"William Saroyan"
3. Typed list, 1p. "Future issues of Performance are likely to contain"
4. TL, 4p. to "Mr. Winter" January 22, 1932
5. TLS, 1p. June 5, 1932. Rejection letter. Signed "Flats" (annotated to Ivor Winters by Saroyan)
6. TLS, 4p. to (Achilles)"Holt" May 5, 1932. Signed in type "W. Saroyan"
7. Typed Manuscript, 4p. "Performance"
8. TL, 1p. to "Mr. (J. V.) Cunningham" December 20, 1932. Unfinished
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. incomplete. Various works.
10. AL, 1p. to "Mr. Flats" June 13, 1932. Unfinished
11. Typed manuscript, 3p. "An Ornament Carved of Precious (Michael) Gold
12. TL, 2p. to "Mehran" (Saroyan) December 26, 1932
13. Typed list, 1p. "Performance"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 22p. numerous incomplete drafts from "Performance"
15. Holograph Manuscript (Prose), 1p. from "Performance"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. incomplete. Various works.
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "1932 and Eternity: A Scenario"
18. Typed and Holograph Manuscript (Prose) pages w/ holograph notes and sketches, 13p. grouped together. incomplete. Various works
19. TL, 4p. to (Achilles) "Holt" November 22, 1932. Several drafts incomplete
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. from "ARA George"

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Folder 15 - Performance
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. Drafts of "Dedication" and "Program"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Comma III"
3. Holograph Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "Comma II"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 23p. Drafts of "Comma III"
Folder 16 - 1934
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Pebbles of 1934"
2. TLS, 3p. to "Carmack" October 24, 1934. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
3. Typed Journal entry, 1p. April 12, 1934
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "1934"
5. TL, 2p. to "Grace" (Coates) August 25, 1934.
6. TLS, 2p. to "Kuhlman" January 30, 1934 Signed "William Saroyan"
7. TLS, 1p. to "Kuhlman" January 30, 1934 Signed "William Saroyan (again)"
8. TL, 1p. to "Jim" January 18, 1934.
9. TL, 1p. to "I. M. P. Books" January 15, 1934.
10. Typed Drafts of letter, 2p. to "Mary Welles" January 15, 1934. Unfinished
11. TLS, 1p. to "Whit & Martha" (Burnett) January 29, 1934. Signed "William Saroyan"
12. TLS, 1p. to "Mr. (Malcolm) Cowley" January 29, 1934. Signed "William Saroyan"
13. Typed Journal entry, 1p. April 1, 1934
14. Typed Journal entry, 1p. August 23, 1934
15. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 26, 1934
16. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 20, 1934
17. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 15, 1934
18. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 10, 1934
19. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 9, 1934
20. Typed Journal entry, 1p. December 29, 1934
21. Typed Journal entry, 1p. December 27, 1934
22. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 28, 1934
23. Typed Journal entries, 2p. January 26, 1934
24. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 25, 1934
25. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 24, 1934
26. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 22, 1934
27. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. Incomplete Various Works
28. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 31, 1934
29. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 30, 1934
30. TL, 1p. to "Whit & Martha" January 29, 1934
31. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 3p. Incomplete Various Works
32. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 17, 1934
33. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 16, 1934
34. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 15, 1934
35. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 22, 1934
36. Typed Journal entry, 1p. March 12, 1934
37. Typed Journal entries, 2p. March 5, 1934

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Folder 17 - John Doe, Jr.
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. Drafts of "Death in the Afternoon of a Faun"
2. Holograph notes, 3p. addresses and lists on scraps of paper
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7p. Incomplete Various Works

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Folder 18 - 1934
1. TLS, 6p. to "Old Pal Kuhlman" May 14, 1934 Signed "William Saroyan"
2. Typed list, 1p. "February: work"
3. TLS, 1p. to "Sanora" February 14, 1934
4. TL, 1p. to "Miss Ballentine" February 1, 1934
5. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 20, 1934
6. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 5, 1934
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. Incomplete Various Works
8. Typed list, 3p. List of titles
9. Typed Journal entry, 1p.
10. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 23, 1934
11. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 21, 1934
12. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 17, 1934
13. Typed list, 1p. List of titles
14. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 26, 1934
15. Typed Journal entry, 3p. January 25, 1934
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. Incomplete Various Works
17. Typed Journal entry, 1p.
18. Typed Journal entry, 1p. June 30, 1934
19. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 18, 1934
20. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 19, 1934
21. TL, 1p. to "Jacob John Yezbak" June 20, 1934
22. Typed list, 2p. "Names"
23. Typed Journal entry, 1p. August 10, 1934
24. Typed Journal entry, 1p. August 5, 1934
25. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 4p. Incomplete Various Works
26. Typed Journal entry, 1p. August 9, 1934
27. Typed list, 5p. list of titles "Notes"
28. Typed Journal entry, 1p. September 19, 1934
29. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 8p. Incomplete Various Works

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Folder 19 - 1934
Contains mostly individual pages from larger works, repeated efforts at the same text and fragments of drafts of letters many pages damaged by insect holes
1. Typed drafts of letter, 4p. to "Gertrude Stein" incomplete. December 7, 1934
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. incomplete drafts of "my life is this"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The parade, which is said to have been…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. Incomplete Various Works
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Sestina: City Streets"
6. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 22, 1934
7. Typed Journal entry, 1p. February 21, 1934
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "My Picture in the Paper"
9. Typed Journal entry, 8p. August 2, 1934 contains list of works
10. TL on Hotel Gilbert stationary, 1p. announcing publication of "Daring Young Man"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "One of my secret ambitions has always been…"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Now and Forever: 1934"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "Scenes of 1934" outline for performance
14. TL, 1p. to "Clifton Fadiman" Incomplete May 7, 1934
15. TL, 2p. to "March" Incomplete June 8, 1934
16. TL, 1p. to "Mr. Harry Block" Incomplete February 15, 1934
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 2p. Incomplete Opening of two works
18. TL, 2p. to "Mr. (Yvor) Winters" Incomplete February 12, 1934 two drafts
19. TL, 1p. to "Grace Stone Coates" Incomplete February 5, 1934
20. TL, 1p. to "Miss Ballantine and Betty" Incomplete February 6, 1934
21. TL, 1p. to "Whit and Martha" Incomplete January 29, 1934
22. TL, 1p. to "Dave and Madeline" Incomplete January 26, 1934
23. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 106p. Incomplete Various works

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Folder 20 - Early Work
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 9p. "Love Quest"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "Rebirth"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 4p. "Eyes"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "The Heart's City"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Contemporary Conversations"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "I Love You, Southern California"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 11p. "History, With A Life"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "A Virtuous Young Lady" three drafts
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8p. "Beginning: end"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 9p. "The Great World"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "The Green Spat"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Story: 2"
13. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "The Kid and the Greek"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 5p. "On Behalf of the Hunger Marchers"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "They've Got Me Boys"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Death Proceeds"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "A Flock of Blue Eagles"
18. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "Arena Monumental"
19. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Cats are Fat"
20. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8p. "Novel"
21. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 10p. "A Lonely Year"
22. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "Last Night She Was Dancing"
23. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "World Ending" four drafts, first page only
24. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Hunger Walking"
25. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "Panorama Merciful"
26. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Airplane Over the Mountain" several drafts
27. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "The Genius"
28. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "Story"
29. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 8p. "The Big Emptiness"
30. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 5p. "Beginning & End"
31. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Tapia told me he swam the Rio Grande…
32. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 5p."Empty House"
33. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 27p. "The Good Family" Three chapters
34. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "I am a Writer 16 Years Old"

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Folder 21 - Early Work
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. "I, Saroyan" five drafts of one page
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph additions, 3p. "Our plan, gambling…"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 8p. "Machines must stop Humiliating Us"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Story" several drafts of one page
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 5p. "A Thousand Good Nights"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 1p. "World Ending"
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Cornet"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Life is a series of pictures…"

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Folder 22 - 1930s
Contains mostly individual typed pages of works-in-progress from larger works, repeated efforts at the same text and fragments of drafts of letters - many pages damaged by insect holes, Approx 100 p.

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Folder 23 - The Thirties (1936)
Contains mostly individual typed pages of works-in-progress in early stages - incomplete, drafts of letters, journal entries, holograph notes on scraps of paper, circa 1936. Approximately 350 p.

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Folder 24 - The Thirties
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Remember me?"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 7p. "Ha Ha to Everything" 6 drafts
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 1p. "God: a story"
4. Typed list, 1p. "Stories" list of titles
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph corrections, 4p. "El Paso"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "You're no Hero, Joe" incomplete

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Folder 25 - 1930s
Contains mostly individual typed pages of works-in-progress from larger works, repeated efforts at the same text and fragments of drafts of letters - many pages damaged by insect holes, circa 1936. 157 p.

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Folder 26 - 1930s
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Nine Herbert Street Dublin 26, xi, '40 - Ah ! The
Hard Bill" w/ news clipping from The Evening Herald, November 8, 1940
2. TLS, 2p. April 27, 1937 Signed "Beiamino" (B. Bufano)
3. TLS on Apertif, Inc. stationary, 1p. August 31, 1936
4. TLS, 1p. November 25, 1938. Signed "Ronald Duncan"
5. TLS, 1p. September 13, 1938. Signed "Ronald Duncan"
6. ALS on letterhead stationary, 1p. October 5. Signed "Ivin S. Cobb" w/ news clipping by Saroyan on Anthology of Lousy Writing
7. TLS on letterhead notepaper, 1p. Wednesday Signed "Howard Putzel"
8. TLS on letterhead stationary, 1p. April 9, 1938 Signed "Louis" (Paul)
9. ALS on letterhead notepaper, 1p. Signed "M.I.F." (Max I. Farber, City Editor)

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Folder 27 - Fragment WS
Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph corrections, 18p. "A House in the Desert: A Play" three scenes

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Folder 28 - 1938
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose)Carbon,11p. "What Interests You Most in This Cosmopolitan World of Today?"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) Carbon, 3p. "A Note on Saroyan"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) Carbon, 5p. On the Dubious art of Being a Bachelor"

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Folder 29 - Interview
Typed Manuscript (Prose) Carbon, w/ holograph corrections, 4p. "Interview: William Saroyan"

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Folder 30 - 1933 Correspondence
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 9p. "Letter to a Poet / The Pebbles"
2. TL, 3p. to "J. V. Cunningham"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. March 27, 1933 "Record and Resume"
4. TL, 4p. to "Sanora" April 21, 1933.
5. TLS, 1p. to "Slogan Editor, The American Weekly" October 12, 1933 Signed "Mrs. T. A. Saroyan"
6. TL, 1p. to "Slogan Editor, The American Weekly" October 12, 1933
7. TLS, to "Slogan Editor, The American Weekly", 1p. October 13, 1933 Signed "Mrs. P. H. Minsian"
8. TLS, 2p. to "The Barbasol Company" October 16, 1933 Signed "William Saroyan"
9. TL, 2p. to "Zav" (Minasian) June 22, 1933
10. TL, 2p. to "Goldie" (Weisberg) May 6, 1933
11. Typed drafts of letters, 21p. Incomplete beginnings - Various correspondents, circa 1933
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 19p. Incomplete - Various works

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Folder 31 - 1933 Notes (May), Journal (Dec)
1. Typed notes, 5p. May 9 - 10, 1933 "Notes from accumulated papers, past month"
2. Typed journal entry. December 2 - 28, 1933
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 10p. lists, drafts w/ holograph revision - Various works

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Folder 32 - Preface to French Edition
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 5p. Drafts for "A Light-Hearted Preface toThe Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze"
3. TLS, 1p. on The Abatross stationary July 6, 1939. Signed
4. ALS, 2p. in French. Signed
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Preface to French Edition" Signed in type "William Saroyan"
6. Holograph Manuscript, 10p. on Hotel de Paris stationary. "Preface to French Edition". Signed "William Saroyan"

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Folder 33 - Journal 1932 / 1933
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8p. December 30, 1932. "Program for the year, 1933"
2. Typed Journal entry, 6p. December 31, 1932.
3. Typed Journal entry, 2p. January 1, 1933.
4. Typed Journal entry, 2p. January 2, 1933.
5. Typed Journal entry, 4p. January 3, 1933.
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), pages, 4p. Drafts of "Piano: An Entertainment"

Box 4

Folder 1 - 1930s
1. Telegram, 1p. December 9, 1938. Signed in type "Vera Sterne"
2. TLS, 1p. On Hotel Dunlack stationary w/ envelope. March 23, 1936. Signed in type "Walter Papazian"
3. Photo of Goldie Weisberg. 5 x 7, Inscribed "For Will from Goldie" (Weisberg)
4. ALS, 2p.w/ envelope. June 18, 1931. Signed "Goldie" (Weisberg) Photo enclosed.
5. ALS, 1p.w/ envelope. April 10, 1931. Signed "Goldie" (Weisberg)
6. ALS, 3p.. July 3, 1931. Signed "Jeanette Saroyan"
7. ALS, 2p.. July 12, 1931. Signed "Cheslie Saroyan"
8. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "Letter to a Young Communist Writer"
9. ALS, 1p. May 5 Signed "Y-" (Moradian)
10. Typed Drafts of letters, 7p. Various correspondents.
11. News clipping on Saroyan

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Folder 2 - Correspondence 1944
Circa 1944, Saroyan in the Army - Approximately 70 letters and telegrams to Saroyan from various correspondents, including agents concerning publications and copyright, requests for manuscripts, invitations, fan letters, personal letters from relatives, birthday cards, royalty statements, requests for permission for productions of his works, and correspondence from his publishers. Approximately 30 pages of holograph and typed notes by Saroyan on scraps of paper. Also includes hotel messages, theater programs, ticket stubs, racing programs, menus, advertisements, receipts.

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Folder 3 - New York Times Book Review
Press Clipping, 1p. New York Times Book Review, March 24, 1940. "That Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze"

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Folder 4 - Fifty Fifty Fragments
Typed Manuscript (Prose), 5p. September 18, 1949 "Fifty-Fifty: A Novel"

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Folder 5 - Correspondence - Las Vegas
1. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Miss Pearl Kazin" Signed in Pencil "William Saroyan"
2. TLS, 1p. on World Video, Inc. stationary. September 30, 1949. Signed "Donald Davis"
3. TLS (Carbon), 1p. Reply to above. October 4, 1949. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
4. ALS, 4p. October 3, 1949. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
5. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to Ma and Cosette (Saroyan)
6. Reply to above. October 4, 1949. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "on gambling…"

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Folder 6 - 1940
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph revision, 13p. August 7, 1941 "How to Be
Human"
2. Typed Manuscript page (Carbon), 1p. "An article on William Saroyan…"
3. Typed Journal entry, August 18, 1941. Fragment.

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Folder 7 - Notes
1. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Catafalque for the Scientists"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose ) pages, 7p. Incomplete - Various works
3. Holograph notes, 5p.
4. ALS, 1p. on paper scrap to "Mr. Strauss" Signed "William Saroyan"

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Folder 8 - Revised 1940 Story
Press Clipping, Hairenik Weekly, September 13, 1940. "The Parachute Jump" w/ holograph revision by Saroyan in pen, 1p.

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Folder 9 - W.S. 's letters to others
1. Holograph notes, 5p.
2. Holograph Manuscript, 2p. "I am not reverent before my race, yet I love my people…"

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Folder 10 - Saroyan's Fables
Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph revisions, 17p. December 7, 1940 "Saroyan's Fables"

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Folder 11 - Misc. Poems, Fragments, etc.
1. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ holograph corrections, 9p. November 26, 1940. "The Saroyan Contract"
2. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "First you take your left foot"
3. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Ask yourself are you bored…"
4. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 1p. "Some Place Beginning with O That's O.K."
5. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ holograph revisions, 8p. "A Nightletter to Soldiers"
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph notes and revisions, 36p. "A Cup of Kindness"
7. Typed Manuscript(Prose) pages, 15p. Incomplete - Various works

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Folder 12 - 1940 Journal
Typed Journal entries, 24p. September 1 - 28, 1940

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Folder 13 - 1941
1. Typed and holograph notes, 6p. for "A Play for Eddie Dowling"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph revisions, 6p. "Bad Men in the West"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph revisions, 14p. "Arena and Referee"
4. Typed notes, 11p. for "A Play for Eddie Dowling"

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Folder 14 - The Human Comedy
Typed Manuscript (Prose)pages, (Carbon), pages 2 - 7, from The Human Comedy

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Folder 15 - 1941
1. Typed drafts of letter, 4p. to "Pat" August 14, 1941
2. Typed drafts of letter, 4p. to "Suzanne Hammond, Time, Inc." August 8, 1941
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph revisions, 13p. "Maggunden, the Younger"
4. Typed Manuscript pages, 13p. Incomplete - Various works.

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Folder 16
1. Holograph Manuscript (Prose), 6p. "The Living and Dying of Casper Paul" (starts and restarts)
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (Carbon), 8p. "Bad Men in the West"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "On Love: For a Character in a Play"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. scene "The Sullivan room is in a large house…"
5. Typed notes, 5p. Various subjects

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Folder 17 - Jim Dandy
1. Typed notes, 18p. reflections on starting new play
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 23p. from Jim Dandy: A Play(starts and restarts)
3.
4. News Clippings, 4p. reviews of Jim Dandy

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Folder 18 - Jim Dandy (German)
Typed Manuscript (Prose), (Carbon), 17p. Jim Dandy in German. Incomplete

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Folder 19 - Ticket for The Beautiful People
1. Permanent theater ticket for The Beautiful People
2. ALS, 1p. August 2, 1941. Signed Rev. A. McPheeble
3. TLS (Carbon), 1p. August 7, 1941. Signed "Pat Duggan"

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Folder 20 - The Beautiful People
Typed and holograph notes, 40p. re: The Beautiful People and Sweeney Fragments

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Folder 21 - 1940's
1. Typed and holograph notes, carbons of play w/ holograph revisions, 16p Love's Old
Sweet Song
2. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 3p. "Of All the Things I Love"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (Carbon), 9p. "The Big Emptiness"
4. ALS, 1p. on Matson and Duncan stationary. Signed "Pat"
5. ALS, 1p. to "Henry" Signed "Bill Saroyan"
6. TLS, 4p. on The Theater Guild stationary. July 23, 1948 Signed "Alfred Fischer"
7. TLS (Carbon), 1p. reply to above. Signed "William Saroyan" sideways
8. TLS (Carbon), 3p. to "Mr. P. Berner". July 26, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
9. TLS, 1p. on Indiana University stationary. July 21, 1948. Signed "Lee Norvelle"
10. TLS (Carbon), 1p. reply to above. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
11. TLS, 1p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. July 21, 1948. Signed "Melville Cane"
12. TLS, 1p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. July 22, 1948. Signed "Melville Cane"
13. TLS, 2p. July 20, 1948. Signed "Bill Cagney"
14. TLS (Carbon), 3p. reply to above w/ enclosure. July 28, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
15. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Robert Kaufman" July 26, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
16. TLS, 1p. May 21, 1948. Signed "Norman Bel Geddes"
17. TLS (Carbon), 1p. reply to above. July 21, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
18. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Robert Kaufman" July 21, 1948. Signed "William Saroyan"
19. TLS (Carbon, 2p. to "Mr. Robert Blake" January 21, 1948 Signed "Bill Saroyan"
20. Typed notes, 5p. on " The Circus"
21. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 16p. Various works

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Folder 22 - 1940s
1. Typed notes and manuscript (prose) pages w/ holographic corrections for "Three Plays" and "Love's Sweet Song", 31p. (starts and restarts)

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Folder 23
1. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ holograph corrections, 2p. "The Beautiful People" Two drafts.
2. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ holograph corrections, 6p. "Remembrance of Things Present: 1940" Multiple drafts
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 9p. from "The Cavalcade of America" Incomplete
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Joe is back home Again" Signed in type "Joe Bubbles Baths Madden"
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "This Side Idolatry" one page w/ two carbons
6. Holograph Manuscript (Prose), 4p. "It is said that my writing is impossible…"
7. Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 5p. "Ladies and Gentlemen: it goes without saying…" multiple drafts - Incomplete
8. Holograph notes, 6p. on paper scraps and Hotel Great Northern stationary.
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 48p. Various works, notes, ideas, fragments, and journal entries re: "Sweeney in the Trees", many on Hotel Great Northern stationary

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Folder 24 - Love's Old Sweet Song
Typed Manuscript (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 4p. notes for a play, Love's Old Sweet Song

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Folder 25
TLS, 1p. on San Francisco News stationary. September 16, 1929. Signed "W.N. Burkhardt" w/ photo inscribed "Dear Bill, Joe & Ned, Jack"

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Folder 26 - 1945
Typed Manuscript (Prose) Pages, 6p. Work-in-Progress. August 1, 1945. "Not so many years ago I was told by a man who was rather famous" several drafts - Incomplete

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Folder 27 - Geoffrey T. Hellman Profile
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose) Carbon w/ holograph corrections, 20p. "An article on William Saroyan written by Geoffrey T. Hellman for Life Magazine"
2. ALS, 1p. on The New Yorker stationary signed "Geoffrey Hellman"
3. Typed Manuscript (Prose) Carbon w/ holograph corrections, 5p. "An article on William Saroyan written by Geoffrey T. Hellman for Life Magazine, and edited by William Saroyan" two copies

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Folder 28 - Fred Finch Home
Correspondence from the Fred Finch Youth Center acknowledging contributions from Cosette Saroyan, 10 letters, 1961 - 1973

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Folder 29 - Correspondence
1. TLS, 2p. to "Rouben Mamoulian" November 8, 1934 Signed "William Saroyan"
2. TL, 2p. Drafts of letter (unprinted) to New Republic. November 29, 1935

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Folder 30 - 1940s Original Mss.
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The Year 1940"
2. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Bill Saroyan's Pianola: A Ballet" Incomplete
3. Typed notes, 4p. for "Happy New Year: A Play"
4. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. Scene "The drawing room of the Summerfield home in Hillsborough, California…" Incomplete
5. Holograph notes, 1p.
6. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. Scene "The Wonderful People" Incomplete
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. Scene "Notes from the Saroyan Island"
8. Printed Galleys (Prose) w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "A Moment Among a Number of Riff-Raff, and Others"
9. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "Privileged Young Man"
10. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. Scene "Announcer: Washington, Lincoln, and Yourself…" Incomplete
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 3p. "Everybody and his Sister. Notes and Preparation"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 4p. Notes and Preparation. "The Fun Opera"
13. TL(Carbon), 1p. to "Frank D. Fackenthal" May 15, 1940. Returning Pulitzer check.
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "The Swift Blue Piano-Avenue Subway of the Great, Bright-and-Dark, All-Dimensional, Silent, River-Land-and-Sea-World of the Sombre Sleeping Heart"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (Carbon), 9p. "American Dream"
16. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (Carbon), 9p. 17 "Seven Spots on a Lottery ticket"
17. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages, 17 Various works, notes, ideas - fragments.

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Folder 31 - The Forties
1. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope to "Miss Kilgallen" July 19, 1941 Signed "William Saroyan"
2. TLS, 1p. January 25, 1949. Signed "Samuel L. Blinken"
3. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Mike Arlen" February 8, 1949. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
4. AL, 4p. on The Mainliner stationary. To "Drama Critic's Circle" May 4, 1940. Draft of letter
5. Typed and Holograph Manuscript (Prose and Poetry) pages, 23 p. notes, pages of script, lists, and songs from Love's Old Sweet Song
6. Typed and Holograph Manuscript (Prose) pages, 13 p. notes, partial drafts of letters, Various works - Incomplete

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Folder 32 - Taxes
1. Holograph notes, 8p. October 29, 1945. "Financial and Real Estate Inventory"
2. Typed list, 1p. "Tax report for the year 1946"
3. Typed list, 3p. w/ holograph notes on separate sheet. "Income Tax Returns for Year 1946"

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Folder 33 - Articles
1. Article, 2p. from The Princeton Tiger March 23, 1946. "Private Lives"
2. News Clipping, 1p. from Chicago Sunday Herald American, October 22, 1939. "Playwright Jabs at Parlor Pinks - and Hollywood"
3. News Clipping, 1p. "Theatre: Odets Revival"
4. Index to The Frontier Magazine, November 1929 - May 1930
5. Circular, 5p. "Candidates for Membership, National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1949
6. Program, "He's Doing his job, are you?" Honoring Armenian soldiers, features Private Saroyan, Guest of Honor

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Folder 34 - 1940
1. Typed list, 4p. February 6, 1940 "Play Record"
2. Holograph notes, 6p. December 6, 1940 "My Heart's in the Highlands"
3. Typed Journal entries, 13 p. August 1940 lists of work and plans.
4. Typed notes, 4p. for "Tiger, Poor Tiger""
5. Typed Manuscript (Prose) pages w/ holograph corrections, 16p. from "Tiger, Poor Tiger"
6. TLS, 1p. on PM stationary. July 26, 1940. Signed "Robert Bliss" rejection letter
7. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph corrections, 3p. "A Program for Cavalcade of America"
8. Typed notes, 7p. for "American Handicap"
9. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ holograph corrections, 4p. "Ballad for Human Beings"
10. Typed Manuscript (Poetry)w/ holograph corrections, 5p. "A Big Poem or Any Number of Little Poems"
11. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "I Am Listening"
12. Typed Manuscript (Prose), 2p. "So Long, Boys"
13. Typed notes, 9p. for "New Play"
14. Typed Manuscript (Prose)w/ holograph revisions, 4p. "Hooray for War and All That Kind of Stuff"
15. Typed Manuscript (Prose)pages, 3p. from opening of "New York, New York: A Play" Incomplete
16. Typed and Holograph Manuscript (Prose) pages, 7 p. notes, partial drafts of letters, holograph drawing, Various works - Incomplete

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Folder 35 - 1940s NY Diary Sept 1, 1940
1. Typed journal entries, 56p. Circa 1939 - 1941 some on Hotel Great Northern
stationary - assessing physical condition and listing work completed, drafts of letters,
manuscript pages - incomplete
2. TLS, 1p. to "Manuel" (Tolegian). July 27, 1940 Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
3. Holograph accounts, 3p. "House - 1821 15th Avenue - Full Cost"
4. TL, 2p. to "Selective Service System" June 2, 1941 "Financial Statements"
5. TL, 1p. to "Pat" June 29, 1941

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Folder 36 - Correspondence
1. Typed Contract, 2p. August 10, 1945 Contract for broadcast of My Heart's in the
Highlands
2. Holograph notes, 6p. March 26, 1936
3. ALS, 2p. October 19, 1948 Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
4. ALS, 3p. August 14, 1948 Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
5. TLS, 1p. on A. and S. Lyons, Inc. stationary w/ copy of signed contract for "The Time of Your Life" August 6, 1948
6. TLS, 1p. to "Carol" (Saroyan) October 20, 1944 Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
7. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope to "Carol" (Saroyan) December 30, 1944 Signed "Frances"
8. TLS, 2p. on Margery Vosper Ltd. Stationary. June 25, 1948. Signed "Elyne Pollard". Requesting translation rights w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
9. TLS, 1p. July 3, 1948 from "The Theatre Guild" Signed "Theresa Helburn" w/ carbon of replay from Saroyan, 1p.
10. TLS, 2p on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary July 1, 1948. W/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 2p.
11. TLS, 1p. on Faber & Faber Ltd. Stationary w/ envelope June 28, 1948 Signed "Maureen Alsop" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
12. TLS, 1p. on Paramount Pictures Inc. May 28. Signed in type "Ivan" w/ carbon of
reply from Saroyan, 1p.
13. TLS, 2p. to "Carol and Bill" Signed "Don" (Freeman) re: illustrations w/ Muse-a-While Ranch business card, w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
14. TLS, 2p. to "Carol and Bill" w/ envelope. Signed "Don" (Freeman) re: illustrations
15. Telegram, 1p. October 14, 1948 Signed in Type "C. S. Pashayan", w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
16. TLS (Carbon), 2p. to "Alfred Fischer" w/ envelope July 12, 1948. Signed "William Saroyan"
17. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Henry Saroyan" July 2, 1948. Signed "Bill"
18. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Robert Kaufman" July 1, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
19. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Max Robinson July 13, 1948. Signed "William Saroyan"
20. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Melville Cane" July 21, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
21. TLS, 1p. October 11, 1948 Signed "Lee Kendrick
22. Miscellaneous, 10p. envelopes, hotel messages, notes

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Folder 37 - Business Etcetera - Feb. 1950
1. Correspondence w/ Manhattan Storage Company, 10p. March 7, 1950 w/ brochure of company, contracts, carbons of Saroyan requests, envelopes, and key to bag
2. TLS, 1p. on Harcourt, Brace & Company stationary January 31, 1950 Signed "Eugene Reynal" w/ contract & two copies, 6p.
3. Form letter, 1p. on Wolf and Company stationary w/ envelope. December 16, 1949.
4. TLS, 1p. on Bank of Nevada stationary w/ receipt. December 16, 1949. Signed "R. H. Anderson"
5. TLS, 1p. on Circle Theatre stationary. December 17, 1949, Signed "Jerry"
6. TLS, 1p. on Circle Theatre stationary. December 19, 1949, Signed "Beverly Gordon" w/ 5 news clippings of production and Christmas card

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Folder 38 - 1946
1. Typed list, (Carbon) 2p. December 3, 1946 "Working Selections for a Saroyan Omnibus"
2. Typed Journal entry, 1p. July 22, 1947
3. Typed list, 1p. "Tax report for the Year 1946", Page 2 only

Box 4

Folder 39 - George H. Mardikian
1. TLS, 1p. on Omar Khayyam's Restaurant stationary July 1, 1947 w/ letter (in French)
and envelope enclosed
2. TLS, 1p. on Omar Khayyam's Restaurant stationary. June 3, 1947 Signed "George" (Mardikian) w/ carbon of Saroyan open letter to "Friends", 2p.
3. TLS, 1p. on Omar Khayyam's Restaurant stationary October 10, 1947 Signed
"George" (Mardikian) w/ circulars and envelope enclosed
4. TLS, 1p. on Omar Khayyam's Restaurant stationary January 21, 1948 Signed
"George" (Mardikian)
5. TLS (Carbon), 2p. to "George" August 7, 1947. Signed "William Saroyan"
6. ALS, 7p. w/ envelope. September 3, 1948 Signed "Naz" (Mardikian)
7. TLS (Carbon), 4p. to "Dear …." December 26, 1946. Signed "George" (Mardikian)
8. News Clippings, Saroyan advertisement to sell ranch June 19, 1948. 4 copies
9. News Clippings, 3p. Press reaction to real estate advertisement

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Folder 40 - Business
1. TLS, 1p. on New York World stationary. August 11, 1949. Signed "Sterling North" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
2. TLS on Department of State stationary, 1p. July 20, 1949. Signed "Royce Moch"
requesting reprint rights w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
3. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Fred Friendly" (of Columbia Broadcast Systems) July 25, 1949. Signed "William Saroyan"
4. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Joe Pihodna" July 24, 1949. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
5. TLS, 1p. on The Stage stationary. August 8, 1949 Signed "Eugene Leontovich" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
6. TLS, 2p. on Off Broadway Inc. stationary. August 2, 1949 Signed "B. Merle Debusky" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
7. TLS, 1p. on National Broadcasting Company stationary w/ news clippings August 3, 1949 Signed "Mary E. Shea" and telegram, 1p. w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
8. TLS, 1p. on Pasadena Playhouse stationary w/ brochure August 9, 1949 Signed "Onslow Stevens" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
9. Telegram, 2p. August 11 & 18th. Regarding opening of "Don't Go Away Mad" Signed in type "Gilmour Brown" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
10. TLS, 1p. July 25, 1949. Signed "George Avakian" requesting recommendation for Peggy Bate w/ carbon of recommendation to Harold Ross from Saroyan, 1p
11. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Armenian Mirror Spectator" September 12, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
12. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Longmans, Green & Company" September 12, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
13. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Ziff-Davis Publishing Company" September 12, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
14. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Charles Scribner's Sons" September 12, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
15. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Romeike Press Clippings" July 24, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
16. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Harold Matson" August 3, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
17. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Hampshire House" August 8, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
18. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "New Republic" August 18, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
19. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Tomorrow Magazine" August 17, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
20. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Joe Pihodna" August 8, 1949. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
21. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "The American Mercury" August 19, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
22. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Atlantic Monthly" August 22, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
23. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Saturday Review of Literature" August 23, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"

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Folder 41 - Business in Progress 1949
1. TLS, 1p. on William Morris Agency stationary w/ contract for The Time of Your Life, 2 copies September 12, 1949 Signed "Albert Taylor" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
2. TLS, 1p. on World Review stationary w/ envelope March 8, 1949 Signed "Stefan Schimanski" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
3. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Saturday Review of Literature" August 4, 1949. Signed "William Saroyan" offering work of foreign writers which he enclosed, 3p. w/ rejections from New York Herald Tribune, 1p. and New York Times, 1p.
4. TLS, 1p. on World Video Inc. stationary w/ request for rights July 25, 1949 Signed "Donald Davis" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
5. TLS, 1p. on Harper's Bazaar stationary w/ request for photograph April 26, 1949 Signed "Pearl Kazin" w/ carbon of replies from Saroyan, 2p
6. TLS, 1p. on Saturday Review of Literature stationary September 9, 1949 Signed "Harrison Smith" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
7. TLS, 1p. on American Mercury stationary w/ request for rights August 26, 1949 Signed "Cahrles Angoff" w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p
8. TLS, 2p. on Theatre Arts Books stationary September 6, 1949 Signed "Robert M. MacGregor"
9. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Bruce Bliven" September 12, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
10. TLS, 1p. on The Atlantic Monthly stationary August 26, 1949. Rejection letter. Signed "Edward Weeks"
11. TLS, 1p. on Tomorrow stationary August 25, 1949. Rejection letter. Signed "Allan Angoff"
12. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Postmaster" August 27, 1949 Signed "William Saroyan"
13. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Bob Kaufman" August 30, 1949 Signed "Bill Saroyan"

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Folder 42 - Berner
1. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Pincus Berner" November 6, 1949 Signed "Bill Saroyan"
2. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Pincus Berner" October 4, 1949 Signed "Bill Saroyan"
3. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Pincus Berner" October 4, 1949 Signed "Bill Saroyan"
4. TLS, 2p. w/ business card for "Nubar Wright" September 27, 1949. Re: separation Signed "Pincus" (Berner) w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
5. TLS, 4p. August 31, 1949. Re: finances Signed "Pincus" (Berner) w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
6. Telegram, 1p. August 29, 1949. Signed in type "P. Berner" w/ holograph computations, envelope, and carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
7. TLS, 5p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. August 16 - 18, 1949 Signed "Melville" (Cane) w/ drafts of Saroyan reply, 2p.
8. TLS, 2p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. August 9 & 11, 1949 Signed
"Melville" (Cane) w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 1p.
9. TLS, 1p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary August 5, 1949 Signed "M. C." (Melville Cane)
w/ carbon of reply from Saroyan, 3p.
10. TLS, 1p. on Manufacturers Trust Company stationary August 4, 1949. Re: balances. Signed "Newton Buckner"
11. TLS (Carbon), 2p. to "Melville" (Cane) August 4, 1949 Signed "Bill Saroyan"
12. TLS, 4p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. August 1 & 2, 1949 Signed "Melville" (Cane) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply, 4p.
13. TLS, 2p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. July 27, 1949 Signed "Pincus" (Berner) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply, 1p.
14. TLS (Carbon), 2p. to "Pinkie" July 24, 1949 Signed "Bill"
15. TLS, 1p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. July 27, 1949 Signed "Pincus" (Berner) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply, 3p.
16. TLS, 3p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. June 1, 1949 Signed "Pincus" (Berner)
17. TLS, 3p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. May 6, 1949 Signed "Pincus" (Berner) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply, 1p.
18. TLS, 1p. on World Video, Inc. stationary to "Ernst, Cane & Burner" April 25, 1949 Signed "Ruth Newborn w/ signed (Saroyan) contract, 1p.
19. TLS, 1p. on World Video, Inc. stationary to "Mr. Pincus Berner" May 4, 1949 w/ carbon of Saroyan reply, 1p.
20. TL, (Carbon), 1p. to Manufacturers trust" May 5, 1949

Box 4

Folder 43 - Reviews of Plays
New York Theatre Critics Reviews, 9 copies containing reviews of Saroyan plays

Box 4

Folder 44 - Clippings for Reference August 16, 1949
New Clippings, 54 pieces "Mirror of Your Mind" column by Lawrence Gould, consulting Psychologist from The American Weekly, Circa 1949

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Folder 45 - 1942 -1943
Newspapers and clippings, Approximately 35 pieces, Circa 1942-43, some with articles on Saroyan.

Box 4

Folder 46 - Don't Go Away Mad
1. Typed Manuscript (Prose), (Carbon), 4p. Book review of "Don't Go Away Mad"
2. Typed and holograph notes, carbons of play w/ holograph revisions, 33p. "Don't Go
Away Mad" June 1948

Box 4

Folder 47 - 1942
1. Press Clippings from Luce's Press Clipping Bureau circa 1941-42, Approximately 150 pieces, with regard to Saroyan in Hollywood and the writing of The Human Comedy
2. Publication Announcement - The Beautiful People
3. Dust Jacket - My Name is Aram

 

Box 5

Folder 1 - Special Correspondence
1. Telegram, 1p. May 3, 1949. Signed in type "Don" (Freeman)
2. Telegram, 1p. May 4, 1949. Signed in type "Miriam Hopkins"
3. TLS, 1p. on Agriculture and Home Economics stationary. August 29, 1944. Signed "L. L. Longsdorf" w/ holograph postscript to "Carol" signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
4. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. June 13, 1949. Signed "Jose Ferrer"
5. ALS, 4p. on Park Lane stationary. Tuesday. Signed "Charles" (Marcus)
6. ALS, 4p. w/ envelope. April 21. Signed "Charles"(Marcus)
7. ALS, 4p. w/ envelope. December 19, 1945. Signed "Beniamino" (Benny Bufano)
8. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. November 13, 1942. Signed "Frank Capra" insect damage
9. ALS, 7p. on Hotel St. Regis stationary. Sunday. Signed "George Abbott"
10. Postcard October 11, 1942. Signed "C." (Carol Saroyan)
11. Fifty Franc Note. February 14, 1945. Inscribed "To my darling Carol- Bill" (Saroyan)
12. ALS, 2p. w/ photocopy of letter signed "G. Bernard Shaw. August 6. Signed "Alfred Fischer"
13. ALS, 1p. on letterhead w/ envelope. August 31, 1943. Signed "Carol" (Saroyan)
14. Postcard. Not sent. Signed "Carol" (Saroyan)
15. Telegram, 2p. March 6, 1945. Signed in type "Peter Ustinov"
16. Christmas Card w/ envelope. December 25, 1942. From "Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon"
17. Telegram, 1p. May 23, 1950. Signed in type "John and Jane Gunther"
18. Baby announcement w/ envelope. February 7, 1942. From John Fante
19. ALS, 2p. April 17, 1949. Signed "Alan"
20. TLS, 1p. on Random House stationary. April 5, 1949. Signed "Bennett" (Cerf)
21. TLS, 1p. on letterhead to "Ma and Cosette" (Saroyan) April 24, 1943. Signed "Carol" (Saroyan) insect damage
22. Telegram, 1p. March 7. Signed "Carol" (Saroyan)
23. Telegram, 1p. March 8. Signed "Carol" (Saroyan)
24. Telegram, 1p. May 23, 1950. March 9. Signed "Carol" (Saroyan)
25. Notecard, 2p. November 13, 1945. Signed "Sally and Al" (Hirschfield)
26. Notecard, 2p. Tuesday. Signed "Lillan" (Hellman)
27. Wedding announcement from Charles Edward Adams
28. Telegram, 2p. December 8, 1939. Signed in type "Bill" (Saroyan)
29. Check stub on Random House imprint. Royalties from "Daring Young Man…"
30. Receipt on Harcourt Brace and Company imprint. September 16, 1948. For copies of "Jim Dandy"
31. TLS, 1p. on Paul Kohner, Inc. stationary. June 21, 1941. Signed "Paul Kohner"
32. TLS, 1p. on Paul Kohner, Inc. stationary. June 30, 1941. Signed "Paul Kohner" w/ postscript on reverse signed "Walter Huston"
33. Telegram, 1p. March 7, 1937. Signed in type "Rouben Mamoulian"
34. Notecard, 1p. w/ envelope. Invitation to drinks. May 16, 1944. Signed (Laurence) "Olivier"
35. TLS, 1p. June 3, 1938. Signed "Rouben" (Mamoulian)
36. Telegram, 1p. February 23, 1938. Signed in type "Rouben Mamoulian"
37. TLS, 1p. February 18,1938 Signed "Rouben" (Mamoulian)
38. Telegram, 1p. February 12, 1938. Signed in type "Rouben Mamoulian"
39. TLS, 1p. March 17, 1938 Signed "Rouben" (Mamoulian)

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Folder 2 - Oona / Gloria
Correspondence to Carol Saroyan from Gloria Vanderbilt and Oona Chaplin, 1944-45
1. Telegram. 1p. to "Carol" March 24, 1944. Signed in type "Oona" (Chaplin)
2. Telegram. 1p. w/ envelope to "Carol" April 7, 1944. Signed in type "Oona" (Chaplin)
3. Postcard April 15, 1944. Signed "G"
4. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. January 26, 1948 Signed "Leopold" (Stokowski)
5. Telegram. w/ envelope. 1p. to "Mrs. William Saroyan" April 3, 1944. Signed in type "Gloria" (Vanderbilt)
6. Notecard, 1p. w/ envelope to "Mrs. William Saroyan" July 10, 1944 Signed "G"
7. ALS, 2p. on Ambassador Hotels stationary w/ envelope. April 4, 1944 Signed "G"
8. Christmas Card. Signed "The DeCiccos"
9. Notecard, 1p. from Gloria Stowkowska
10. Envelope sent to Saroyan. July 7, 1948 w/ holograph notes.
11. Photocopies of 7 letters w/ envelopes, 29p. to "Mrs. William Saroyan" from Oona Chaplin, Circa Fall 1944 -spring 1945
12. Program for Leopold Stokowski All American Youth Orchestra Latin-American Tour, Summer 1940 (mildew damage)

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Folder 3 - Mail to Carol
Correspondence to Carol Saroyan, mostly 1944-45
1. Notecard, 1p. w/ business card and envelope. October 17, 1944. Signed "Ella Pope"
2. Postcard. October 2, 1944. Signed "Joan"
3. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope June 23, 1944. Signed in type "Cosette" (Saroyan)
Insect damage
4. ALS, 4p. on letterhead w/ envelope January 4, 1945. Signed "Martha" (Goetz)
5. ALS, 4p. on letterhead. January 21, 1945. Signed "Martha" (Goetz)
6. ALS, 1p. Signed "Alan"
7. TLS, 1p. on Hotel Great Northern stationary w/ envelope. October 28, 1944. Signed "Melville" (Fagan)
8. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. August 30, 1944. Signed "Armenooki Aharonian"
9. Invitation, 1p. w/ envelope February 13, 1945 for Cocktails from Maggi McNellis
10. ALS, 4p. on The Farm stationary w/ envelope July 12, 1944 Signed "Par"
11. Birthday Card. Signed "Margaret"
12. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope March 8, 1944 Signed "Aharonian"
13. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope May 8, 1944 Signed "Mrs. Aharonian"
14. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope May 22, 1944 Signed "Armenooki Aharonian"
15. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope April 22, 1947 Signed "Armen" (Bagdasarian) Insect damage
16. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope December 27, 1944 Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
17. Postcard notifying the shipping of a ham from Papa. March 16, 1948
18. Telegram. 1p. w/ envelope. July 22, 1944. Signed in type "Gilmor Brown" w/ holograph note signed "Carol Saroyan"
19. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope October 24, 1943 Signed "Patty Breen" Insect damage
20. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope August 9, 1944 Signed "John" (Burke) w/ 3 photographs
21. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope August 9, 1944 Signed "John" (Burke)
22. Notecard, 2p. w/ envelope. June 28, 1944. Signed "Mrs. C. C. Lapham" w/ business card
23. ALS, 4p. on Child Training Center Stationary w/ envelope October 10, 1944. Signed "Mrs. Chas. C. Lapham"
24. Publication announcement w/ envelope. "The Debutante Register" July 31, 1944
25. ALS, 1p. on Mrs. Isnook Fox stationary. September 5, 1944. Signed "Fox Employment Agency"
26. TLS, 1p. On Hairenik Association stationary w/ envelope. March 14, 1944. Signed "James G. Mandalian"
27. TLS, 1p. On Hairenik Association stationary w/ envelope. March 23, 1944. Signed "James G. Mandalian"
28. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. February 12, 1945. Signed "Genevieve" (Laragay)
29. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. October 13, 1944. Signed "Genevieve" (Laragay)
30. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. November 11, 1944. Signed "Genevieve" (Laragay)
31. ALS, 4p. w/ envelope. November 30, 1944. Signed "Genevieve" (Laragay)
32. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. December 22, 1944. Signed "Genevieve" (Laragay)
33. ALS, 3p. January 18, 1945. Signed "Genevieve" (Laragay)
34. TLS, 1p. on letterhead February 7, 1944. Signed Colonel "K. B. Lawton"
35. TLS, 1p. on letterhead w/ envelope. February 7, 1944. Signed Colonel "K. B. Lawton"
36. Invitation w/ envelope. November 2, 1948. To puppet show from Mrs. Breck McCallister
37. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. April 13, 1944. Signed "Eleanor" w/ notecard
38. Postcard. August 16, 1944. Signed "Alice Maynard"
39. Typed Manuscript page, 1p. w/ envelope October 5, 1944 Radio script page which mentions Mrs. William Saroyan. From Maggie McNellis, WEAF
40. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. January 16, 1945. Signed "Carol Schlegeh Omer"
41. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. July 5, 1944. Signed "Gloria" (Papazian)
42. Notecard. W/ envelope. Red Cross Fund Drive
43. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. October 18, 1943. Signed " Mrs. L. Stevenson"
44. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope on S. H. Vakassian & Sons stationary. Notification of slip covers. Signed "Harry Vakassian"
45. TLS, 1p. on letterhead w/ envelope. Medical report on William Saroyan November 19, 1943. Signed "W. Lawrence Whittemore"
46. Invitation w/ envelope to honor Ethel Merman and Joe E. Lewis
47. Photograph. 8 x 10 Glossy. Carol Saroyan standing by fence
48. Photograph clipped from magazine. Carol Marcus in Debutante gown
49. TLS, 1p. on The Barbizon stationary w/ envelope. January 24, 1945. Requesting reference. Signed "Hugh J. Conner"
50. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. February 5, 1945. Signed "Lydia" (Freeman)
51. Holograph Note. Signed "Hal"
52. TLS, 1p. w/ 2 envelopes. October 18, 1944. Signed in type "Cosette" (Saroyan)
53. ALS,3p. January 16, 1944. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan) w/ news clipping

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Folder 4
Photocopy of Hirschfield drawing of Saroyan from the New York Herald Tribune. August 16, 1942. Two copies

Box 5

Folder 5 - A 1942
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1942
1. TLS, 1p. on The New York Times stationary. April 25, 1942. Signed "Brooks Atkinson" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
2. Newspaper section, New York Herald Tribune. August 16, 1942, featuring Hirschfield drawing of Saroyan
3. ALS, 2p. September 17, 1942. Signed " Dora Abraham"
4. Telegram, 1p. March 5, 1942. Signed in type "Louis Adamic"
5. Telegram, 1p. June 28, 1942. Signed in type "Geo Auerbach"
6. Notecard, 2p. July 23, 1942. Actress seeks part. Signed "Fredrica L. Allen"
7. Telegram, 1p. August 8, 1942. Signed in type "Patsy"
8. TLS, 2p. August 17, 1942. Signed "Emma Kissin Atkins"
9. ALS, 1p. on Hotel Schuyler stationary w/ index cards listing credits. Signed Mary Arden"
10. ALS, 2p. March 10, 1942. Signed "Gene" (Avakian)
11. Postcard. May 5, 1942. Signed "Hugh Argravis"
12. Telegram, 1p. May 27, 1942. Signed in type "Armenian War Relief"
13. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope May 24, 1942. Signed "Cecile Armengod"
14. ALS, 1p. on Hampshire House stationary. Signed "Geo Auerbach"
15. ALS, 1p. requesting meeting. Signed "Sara Anderson"
16. ALS, 1p. August 12, 1942, Signed "Signa Andres"
17. ALS, 1p. September 10. Bill for rehearsal. Signed "Dell Aquila"
18. TLS, 1p on Author's League of America stationary. September 18, 1942. Signed "Don Angus Douglas"
19. ALS, 10p. w/ envelopes February 17, 1942. Signed "Sam Anastas"
20. TLS, 1p. to "Sammy" February 1, 1942
21. TLS, 1p on Author's League of America stationary. February 6, 1942. Signed "Dorothy H. Kelly"
22. TLS, 1p. August 16, 1942. Signed "June Aulick"
23. TLS, 1p. July 22, 1942. Signed "Esther Artenyan"
24. TLS, 1p. July 30, 1942. Signed "Ruth Attaway"
25. ALS, 1p. July 30, 1942. Signed "Michael Andrus"
26. ALS, 1p. August 14, 1942. Signed "Shirley Adey"
27. TLS, 1p. w/ 2 copies letter from American Red Cross June 26, 1942. Signed "Bob"
28. TLS, 1p. on American Indian Supplementary Aid stationary September 24, 1942. Signed "Chief Rising Sun" w/ business card, program and newsletter enclosed
29. TLS, 1p. on Henry Souvaine Inc. stationary July 7, 1942. Signed "Mary Louise Anglin"
30. ALS, 1p. July 29, 1942. Signed "Rita Alt"
31. ALS, 1p. on The Catholic Worker stationary. August 22, 1942. Signed "Leonard Austin"
32. TLS, 1p. August 25, 1942. Signed "Setrak Asaturian" w/ Typed Manuscript (Prose) of "A Message from the Unknown Soldier to William Saroyan", 5p. and letter, 2p.
33. TLS, 1p on Am-Rus Music Corporation stationary. August 16, 1942. Signed "George Weintraub"
34. TLS, 1p. on Avon Books stationary. July 26, 1942 Signed "Maurice Diamond" w/ 4 specimen pages
35. TLS, 2p. Saturday Night. Signed "Ed Andrews"
36. TLS, 1p. on The American Mercury stationary. August 11, 1942. Signed "Gene" (Lyons)
37. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. November 30, 1942. Signed "Hoosig Antoyan" w/ photograph and clippings
38. ALS, 3p. April 8, 1942. Signed "Beatrice Avedisian"
39. TLS, 1p. March 10, 1942. Signed "Joanne Amspoker" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
40. ALS, 2p. Signed "Hugh Argraves"
41. TLS, 1p. May 13, 1942. Signed "D. Gladstone"
42. TLS, 3p. on American Revolutionary Federation stationary April 11, 1942. Signed "J. H. Y. Darpin"
43. TLS, 1p. on Armenian Allied Arts Association stationary. Signed "Nick Jamgochian" w/ two complimentary tickets
44. TLS, 1p. on Nannine Joseph stationary May 26, 1942. Signed "Sylvia Arnold"
45. ALS, 1p. on Hampshire House stationary. Signed "Patricia Anderson"
46. TLS, 1p. on Tamiment stationary. August 25, 1942. Signed "Julie Averill"
47. TLS, 1p. on Association of Theatrical Agents & Managers stationary. August 14, 1942. Signed "Oliver M. Sayler"
48. TLS, 1p. on The Austin American stationary. January 15, 1942. Signed "Ruth Lewis
49. Note on Business card. w/ envelope. Signed "George Arlen" w/ two copies of song sheet "Let's Take the Hit out of Hitler"

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Folder 6
Correspondence to Saroyan - Fan letters and requests for information
1. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. December 18, 1942. Signed "Clare"
2. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. June 26, 1944. Signed "Arthur Cloutier"
3. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. April 18, 1946. Signed "Tertius Chandler"
4. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. February 15, 1945. Signed "Leona Colman"
5. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. November 20, 1945 Signed "Vivienne Casey"
6. TLS, 1p. on Column stationary. Signed "John D. Hess"
7. ALS, 1p. Signed "Curt Conway"
8. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. June 29, 1947. Signed "Alice A. Chollen"
9. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. August 17, 1945. Poem "To a Girl Who Gave Me Saroyan on Xmas" Signed "Joseph G. Cowley
10. Postcard. W/ envelope. September 11, 1945. Signed "D. C." (Dan Cole)
11. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. October 5, 1945. Signed "Marilyn Cornelius"
12. ALS, 6p. e/ envelope. April 7, 1943. Signed "Helen Congleton"

Box 5

Folder 7 - B 1942
Correspondence received by Saroyan, 1942 -mostly fan mail and requests for audiences
1. Telegram, 1p. March 10, 1942. Signed in type "Al Bloomingdale"
2. ALS, 1p. Signed "Maxwell Bodenheim"
3. ALS, 1p. Signed "Maxwell Bodenheim"
4. TLS, 1p. Signed "Maxwell Bodenheim"
5. TLS 1p. on letterhead September 1, 1942 Signed "Clarence Brown" (Director of the film version of The Human Comedy) w/ carbons of Saroyan reply, 3p. (September 5 & 19)
6. Telegram, 1p. January 12, 1942. Signed in type "Kathryn Rodgers"
7. Telegram, 1p. March 13, 1942. Signed in type "Ross" (Bagdasarian)
8. ALS, 2p. May 5, 1942. Signed " Duncan A. Bentley, Jr."
9. ALS, 1p. Signed "Margaret Burnett"
10. Telegram, 1p. May 11, 1942. Signed in type "Tom Brady"
11. Telegram, 1p. March 8, 1942. Signed in type "Tom Brady"
12. Telegram, 1p. May 30, 1942. Signed in type "J. Edward Bromberg" w/ holograph notes signed "William Saroyan"
13. Telegram, 1p. March 10, 1942. Signed in type
14. ALS, 2p. Signed "Alma Bordeaux"
15. ALS, 3p. August 15. Signed "Margaret Burnett"
16. TLS, 3p. Signed "Ellin Brooke"
17. Telegram, 1p. July 12, 1942 Signed in type "Phil Baker"
18. Telegram, 1p. August 15, 1942. Signed in type "Mardie Bakjian"
19. ALS, 4p. w/ envelope. November 23, 1948. Signed "Robert Brodkin"
20. TLS, 1p. October 30, 1942. Signed "Robert Breen"
21. TLS, 3p. on Baikar Association stationary. November 22, 1942. Signed "Samuel H. Touwayon"
22. Telegram, 1p. March 10, 1942. Signed in type "Norman Bel Geddes"
23. Telegram, 1p. July 27, 1942. Signed in type "John Berry"
24. ALS, 1p. on Hampshire House stationary. Signed "Robert Berger"
25. TLS, 1p. on Reverse of Hobo News receipt. Signed in type " Marina Brian"
26. ALS, 1p. February 9, 1942. Signed "Barkese Boodahian"
27. Postcard. July 23, 1942. Signed "Roweland Bond"
28. Postcard. July 24, 1942. Signed "Stephen L. Brown"
29. Postcard. July 27, 1942. Signed "John Beaufort"
30. Postcard. June 17, 1942. Signed "Mrs. M. Boyd"
31. Postcard. August 17, 1942. Signed "Anne Brennan"
32. Postcard. July 23, 1942. Signed "Mrs. C. Lefferts Brown"
33. ALS, 7p. August 23 Signed "Warner Bishop"
34. ALS, 3p. on Hampshire House stationary Signed "Caryl Barrett"
35. TLS, 1p. on Barbizon Plaza Hotel stationary. August 7, 1942. Signed "Fay Elliott Bassler" (actress)
36. TLS, 1p. on Barbizon Plaza Hotel stationary. July 30, 1942. Signed "Fay Elliott Bassler" (actress)
37. TLS, 1p. July 31, 1942. Actress seeking reading. Signed "Doris Bernard"
38. TLS, 1p. November 28, 1942. Actress seeking part. Signed "Johnnie Barrie"
39. ALS, 1p. on Hampshire House stationary Signed "Robert Berger"
40. ALS, 7p. August 21, 1942. Signed "Frank Bogosian"
41. ALS, 1p. on Allerton House stationary September 30, 1942 Signed "John Bryan"
42. TLS, 3p. May 8, 1942. Signed "Mardie"
43. TLS, 1p. Signed "N. Bickel-Frent"
44. TLS, 1p. May 18, 1942. Signed "Miss Myrtle Bordelon"
45. ALS, 8p. March 6, 1942. Signed "Nelle M. Burnhart"
46. ALS, 3p. on Hampshire House stationary Signed "Dehl Berti"
47. TLS, 1p.w/ return envelope May 21, 1942. Solicitation. Signed "Zlatko Salokovic"
48. TLS, 1p. on Belmont Group Theatre stationary. Signed "Lucille Chernos"
49. TLS, 1p. on The Brooklyn Citizen stationary. August 26, 1942. Signed "Michael March"
50. TLS, 1p. on Brockton Public Library stationary. August 26, 1942. Signed "Robert S. Alvarez"
51. ALS, 1p. to "Mr. Stewart" Signed "Caryl Barrett"
52. TLS, 1p. Signed in type " Mrs. M. W. Burnett"
53. ALS, 2p. on letterhead. August 11, 1942. Signed "Clem Boddington"
54. TLS, 1p. on The Brooklyn Citizen stationary. August 18, 1942. Signed "Michael March"
55. ALS, 1p. August 17 Signed "Hilda Bendix" (mother of William Bendix)
56. TLS, 1p. w/ return envelope. June 17, 1942. Solicitation. Signed Maurice J. Gilbert"
57. TLS, 2p. w/ Belmont Group Theatre Program. Signed "Lucille Chernos"
58. TLS, 2p. August 17, 1942. Signed "Gertrude Krayna Bakst"
59. ALS, 5p. Signed "Theodore D. Bower"
60. TLS, 1p. Signed "Helen" (Brooks)
61. ALS, 4p. June 27. Signed "Henry Barnard"
62. TLS, 1p. July 1, 1942. Signed "Paul Burnford"
63. ALS, 4p. on Hotel Brevoort stationary. Actress seeking part. Signed "Marina Brian"
64. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. July 25, 1942 Writer seeking work. Signed "Kirk Breuer"
65. TLS, 1p. on The Berkeley Playmakers stationary. November 22, 1942. Signed "Henry T. Netherton"
66. TLS, 1p. on The Dixie Hotel stationary w/ envelope Signed "Cora Burton"
ALS, 2p. Signed "Cora Burton"
Typed Manuscript (Prose), 8p. "The Clam by Cora Burton" w/ envelope
TLS, November 3, 1942. To "Miss Burton" Signed "Cosette Saroyan"
94. TLS, 1p. October 21, 1942. Signed "Mardie"
95. TLS, 1p. October 15, 1942. Signed "Johnne Barrie"
96. TLS, 1p. October 5, 1942. Signed "Robert Breen"
97. TLS, 1p. April 20, 1942. Signed "Elizabeth Boardman" w/ copy of Saroyan reply Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures stationary.
98. TLS, 1p. on Theatre Showcase stationary. October 7, 1942. Signed "Bill Bayman"
99. TLS, 1p. on Book Ides stationary. August 19, 1942. Signed "Madeline Brennan"
100. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Whit" July 24, 1942. Signed "Bill"
101. TLS, 1p. August 21, 1942. Signed "Zoe Lantelme Belth"
102. TLS (Carbon), 2p. August 27, 1941. Signed "Sahag Balekdjian"
103. ALS, 2p. on Hampshire House stationary. Signed "Robert Berer"
104. TLS, 1p. August 27, 1942. Signed "May Bolhower"
105. ALS, 2p. Signed "Margaret Bauriway"
106. TLS (carbon), 1p. August 21, 1942. Signed "Dorothy Bourne"
107. TLS, 1p. September 18, 1942. Signed "Ben A. Boyar & Max Meth"
108. TLS, 1p. w/ news clipping. August 2, 1942. Signed "Ruth Bacon"
109. TLS, 3p. June 22, 1942. Signed "Mardie"
110. TLS, 1p. January 17, 1942. Signed "Elizabeth Boardman"
111. Postcard April 16, 1942. Signed "Duncan A. Bentley"
112. TLS, 1p. on Buffalo Museum of Science stationary. January 12, 1942. Signed Chansey J. Hamlin"
113. ALS, 2p. January 19, 1942. Signed "Lucille Bundy"
114. TLS, 1p. January 24, 1942. Signed "Dorothy Brooks"
115. TLS, 3p. January 6, 1942. Signed "Bette Butterworth"
116. Postcards, 3p. April 10, 1942. Signed "Duncan A. Bentley" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
117. ALS, 1p. March 13, 1942 Signed "Thomas Brumbaugh"
118. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. April 11, 1942. Signed "Henry" (Brant)
119. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Boyd" April 25, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
120. Inter-Office Communication, 1p. on Metro-Goldwyn Mayer stationary. March 9, 1942. Signed in type "Arthur Bergh"
121. TLS, 1p. October 21, 1942. Signed "Mardie"
122. Telegram, 1p. March 15, 1942. Signed in type "Shirley Burke"
123. Telegram, 1p. March 16, 1942. Signed in type "Shirley Burke"
124. TLS, 1p. w/ 2 news clippings. March 25, 1942. Signed "Carlos Bulosan"
125. ALS, 1p. in Armenian. August 3, 1942. Signed "H. Babessian"
126. TLS, 1p. on The Beverly Wilshire Hotel stationary. January 29, 1942. Signed "Maynard Strahle" w/ holograph postscript signed "William Saroyan"
127. ALS, 3p. Signed "Buniamino" (Benny Bufano)
128. ALS, 4p. April 6, 1942. Signed "Duncan A. Bentley"
129. ALS, 1p. on Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel stationary. Signed "Buniamino" (Benny Bufano)
130. ALS, 7p. Signed "Mrs. M. W. Burnett"
131. TLS, 1p. April 21, 1942. Signed "Orville Buise"
132. ALS, 2p. on letterhead April19, 1942. Signed "Harry B. Barnhart"
133. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. May 5, 1942. Signed "James Boyd" (novelist)
134. ALS, 2p. May 14, 1942. Signed "Robert Bergere"
135. TLS, 1p. on The B'Nai B'rith Messenger stationary. February 5, 1942. Solicitation. Signed "Myer Keleman"
136. ALS, 2p. May 15, 1942. Signed "O. R. Brugier"
137. Postcard. August 26, 1942. Signed "E. J. B."
138. TLS, 1p. on Treasury Department stationary. May 15, 1942. Signed "Shirley Burke"
139. TLS, page 2 only. Signed "Abbey Berzen"

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Folder 8 - B
Correspondence to Saroyan, received while he was overseas in the war
1. ALS, 4p. w/ envelope. August 11, 1944. Fan letter. Signed "Shirley Burke"
2. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. on West Coast Army Air Forces Training Center stationary. December 5, 1942. Signed "Frederick Brisson"
3. TLS, 1p. on Committee for Amnesty stationary. w/ envelope and enclosed message, 2p. November 7, 1947. Signed "Dorothy Canfield Fisher"
4. ALS, 3p.. on American Red Cross stationary w/ envelope. October 6, 1945. Signed "Ruth H. Barr"
5. TLS, 1p. on Spokane Daily Chronicle stationary w/ envelope. June 14, 1945. Signed "Rowland Barr"
6. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope and news clippings, 2p. June 14, 1945. Signed "Rose Channing Branch"
7. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. August 6, 1945. Signed "Richard Baron"
8. ALS, 4p. w/ envelope and photograph. September 22, 1945. Signed "Ray Burns"
9. Circular, 1p. from Walt Baptiste Physical Culture w/ envelope.
10. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. October 13, 1944. Signed "Eloise R. Bull"
11. Notecard, 1p. w/ envelope. Requesting autograph. Signed "J. M. Braude"
12. Receipt, 1p. w/ envelope. on Sherman Billingsley Imprint May 20, 1944.
13. TLS, 1p. on Book of the Month Club stationary w/ envelope, column and drawing
14. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. February 6, 1945. Signed "Josef Van Benton"
15. ALS, 2p.. w/ envelope. February 1, 1944 Signed "Virginia Beecher"
16. ASL, 1p w/ envelope. February 15, 1944. Signed "James" (Maudolian)
17. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. March 25, 1944. Signed "Ronald Bennett"
18. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. November 30, 1941 Signed "Ros" (Bagdassarian)
19. Holograph Note. October 17, 1941. I. O.U. for $125.00 Signed "Bill Saroyan"

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Folder 9 - C
correspondence to Saroyan, mostly fan letters, requests for work and copyright release for amateur productions
1. TLS, 1p. March 30, 1942. Signed "Imogen Cunningham"
2. Telegram, 1p. May 29, 1942. Signed in type "Harold Clurman"
3. ALS, 2p. Signed "Chevry"
4. TLS, 1p. on Columbia Pictures Corporation stationary. April 6, 1942. Signed "Harold Clurman"
5. TLS, 1p August 18, 1942. Signed "Lonnie Coleman" (novelist)
6. TLS, 2p. April 2. Signed "Herb Caen"
7. TLS, 2p. on The Caxton Printers, Inc. stationary. June 4, 1942. Signed "J. H. Gipson" re: Toshi Mori (Novelist)
8. TLS (Carbon), 2p. on The Chekhov Studio stationary. Contract. July 24, 1942. Signed "Eugene Somoff"
9. TLS, 1p. on The Chekhov Studio stationary. July 22, 1942. Signed "Eugene Somoff"
10. TLS, 1p. on The Chekhov Studio stationary. July 31, 1942. Signed "Eugene Somoff"
11. Telegram, 1p. June 23, 1942. Signed in type "Eugene Somoff"
12. TLS, 2p. on The Chekhov Studio stationary. June 18, 1942. Signed "Eugene Somoff"
13. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. w/ business card. July 1, 1942. Signed "Alex Cohen"
14. ALS, 1p. on letterhead.. Signed "Giles Cain"
15. ALS, 4p. July 26, 1942. Signed "Mildred Cohen"
16. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. June 30, 1942. Signed "Jacques Chambrun"
17. ALS, 1p. June 28, 1942. Signed James Chapman"
18. ALS, 4p. June 28, 1941. Signed "Anne Cervato"
19. ALS, 4p. September 25, 1942. Signed "Maria Calcagno"
20. TLS, 1p. on Cuala Industries Ltd. Stationary. w/ list of forthcoming books Signed "George Ras"
21. Telegram, 1p. August 14, 1942. Signed "Curtis Canfield"
22. TLS, 2p. on letterhead. August 17, 1942. Signed "Mihran N. Costikyan"
23. TLS, 1p. on The Chekhov Studio stationary. w/ carbon. July 15, 1942. Signed "Eugene Somoff"
24. TLS, 2p. on The Chekhov Studio stationary. June 18, 1942. Signed "Eugene Somoff"
25. TLS, 1p. on Look stationary. September 29, 1942. Signed "Patricia Coffin"
26. Holograph note, 1p. on Hampshire House stationary
27. Postcard. June 24, 1942 Signed "Jane" (Grabhorn)
28. Postcard. June 30, 1942 Signed "Jane" (Grabhorn)
29. ALS, 6p. December 3, 1942. Signed "Sarah H. Carolton"
30. TLS, 1p. on Community College Art Center stationary w/ news clippings. Signed "Alan Harkness"
31. ALS, 4p. July 6, 1942. Signed "Zola Churchill"
32. ALS, 2p. October 11, 1942. Signed "Private Joseph Crowley"
33. ALS, 1p. on back of receipt w/ envelope Signed "Wm. Campbell"
34. TLS, 1p. on California State Auto Association stationary May 14, 1942 Signed "C. R. Ward" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
35. ALS, 3p. w/ news clipping. August 19, 1942. Fan letter. Signed "Mildred Cohen"
36. ALS, 1p. August 17. Seeks work. Signed "Scott Cooley"
37. ALS, 1p. July 29, 1942. Actress seeking work. Signed "Doris Clayton"
38. ALS, 2p. July 31, 1942. Actress seeking work. Signed "Raven Carter"
39. TLS, 1p. July 25, 1942. Actor seeking work. Signed "M. Joseph Cohen"
40. ALS, 2p. August 12, 1942. Signed "Stephen w. Rothwell
41. ALS, 1p. on Shelton Hotel stationary. August 14, 1942. Actress seeking work. Signed "Edna Court Leigh"
42. Receipt w/ envelope. February 19, 1943. Cuala Press
43. ALS, 2p. July 31, 1942. Actress seeking work. Signed "Madrone R. Codre"
44. TLS, 1p. August 6, 1942. Signed "John" (Coulter) w/ 2 typed prose manuscripts (carbons) from "Books and Shows, 14p. and envelope.
45. TLS, 5p. w/ envelope, photograph and credits. Actress seeking work. September 22, 1942. Signed "Phyllis Renee Campbell" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
46. Telegram, 1p. October 14, 1942. Signed in type "Young Corbett"
47. ALS, 2p. November 15, 1942. Signed "Frank Cullen"
48. Notecard, 5p. September 5, 1942. Fan letter. Signed "Blossom Cormer"
49. TLS, 1p. on letterhead July 1, 1942 W/ typed carbon manuscript (prose), "My Short Theatrical Career by Stephen Leacock", 8p. and column
50. TLS, 1p. on Cuala Industries stationary. w/ publication list. July 12, 1942. Signed "George Yeats"
51. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. August 19, 1942. Signed "E. A. Cross" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
52. TLS, 1p. August 25, 1942. Signed "Margaret Cotton"
53. TLS, 1p. August 22, 1942. Signed "Mihran N. Costikyan"
54. ALS, 1p. Signed "Nola Chilton"
55. TLS, 1p. on letterhead June 29, 1942. Signed "Alex Cohen"
56. TLS, 1p. on The Armenian Mirror Spectator stationary September 7, 1942. Signed "James M. Chankalian"
57. ALS, 1p. Signed "Lewis Charles"
58. TLS, 1p. w/ Typed Manuscript (Poetry), 10p. January 26, 1942. Signed "Miriam Collier"
59. TLS, 1p. March 1, 1942. Signed "Miriam Collier"
60. TLS, 1p. on A & M Karagheusian stationary. August 6, 1942. Signed "Haig Churoian"
61. TLS, 1p. April 8, 1942. Signed "Jerry Chakevian"
62. TLS, 1p. on Common Council for American Unity stationary January 28, 1942. Signed "Rene Lewis"
63. TLS, 1p. on Municipal Broadcasting System stationary. January 14, 1942. Signed "Mitchell Grayson"
64. TLS, 1p. January 17, 1942. Signed "Miriam Collier"
65. TLS, 1p. on Columbia Broadcasting System stationary. February 24, 1941. Signed "Ben Pearson"
66. TLS, 1p. on Caxton Printers stationary. April 17, 1942. Signed "J. H. Gipson" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
67. TLS, 1p. on Caxton Printers stationary. March 31, 1942. Signed "J. H. Gipson" w/ carbon of letter to "Toshi Mori"
68. TLS, 1p. on April 17, 1942. Signed "Toshi Mori" w/ carbon of letter from Caxton Printers re: publication of his book
69. TLS, 1p. on Caxton Printers stationary. March 7, 1942. Signed "J. H. Gipson" w/ receipt for books
70. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Douglas Coulter" receipt for books .April 25, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
71. TLS, 1p. March 30, 1942. Signed "Lieut. Jack Clark" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
72. TLS, 1p. April 12, 1942. Signed "John Chapman" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
73. TLS, 1p. on Carnegie Free Library stationary. March 5, 1942. Requesting rights February 25, 1942. Signed "Alberta Caiele"
74. ALS, 2p. Signed "Theodore Shotar"
75. TLS, 1p. March 5, 1942. Requesting publishing rights. Signed "E.A. Cross"
76. TLS, 1p. March 23, 1942. Signed "E.A. Cross"
77. TLS, 1p. on Cleveland Round Table stationary. February 26, 1942 w/ copy of annotated radio script, "The True Meaning of Brotherhood"
78. TLS, 1p.w/ envelope. January 23, 1942. Signed "Fernando Canale"
79. TLS, 8p. on Park Central Hotel Stationary. April 9. Requesting publishing rights. Signed "Bernarr Cooper" w/ program for Monodrama
80. TLS, 1p. on M.G.M. Memo stationary. to "Jack" April 28, 1942. W/ copy of note from "Arthur Jacobs"
81. Telegram, 1p. to "Cosette Saroyan" signed in type "The Chekhov Theatre Studio"
82. TLS, 1p. on Coldwell, Banker & Company stationary. offer of properties. May 11, 1942. Signed "E. A. Geary." W/ properties list
83. ALS, 2p. May 14, 1942. Requesting audience. Signed "Victoria Boshko" w/ flyers
84. TLS, 1p. on Curran Theatre stationary. Requesting audience. May 25, 1942.
85. TLS, 1p. on Columbia Broadcasting System stationary. April 27, 1942. Signed "Douglas Coulter"
86. ALS, 2p. actress seeking work. Signed "Nola Chilton"
87. TLS, 1p. requesting appearance. June 27, 1942. Signed "Haakon Chevalier"
88. ALS, 2p. requesting rights. August 18, 1942. Signed "Eleanor M. Clark" w/ program of performance
89. ALS, 2p. requesting work. Signed "Dick Casparian"
90. TLS, 1p. on Civilian Defense Volunteer Office stationary. August 19, 1942. Signed Anthony Guggenheimer"
91. TLS, 2p. on Chekhov Theatre Studio stationary. Contract. July 24, 1942. Signed "Eugene Somoff"
92. ALS, 4p. on Hotel Century stationary. requesting work. Signed "Lynne Carter"
93. ALS, 2p. Actress seeking work. Signed "Jayne Cotton"
94. TLS, 1p. September 21, 1942. Signed "E.A. Cross"
95. ALS, 1p. August 1942. Actress seeking work. Signed "Thelma Callender"
96. ALS, 1p. on University of Rochester stationary. fan letter. July 19, 1942. Signed "J. William Coyne"
97. TLS, 2p. June 17, 1942. Fan letter. Signed "Edith Hill Carnes"
98. ALS, 1p. actress seeking work. August 18, 1942. Signed "Shirley Carter"
99. TLS, 1p. seeking audience. Signed "Sophia Carten"
100. TLS,1p. July 27, 1942. Actress seeking work. Signed "Nola Chilton"
101. TL(Carbon), 1p. to "Ralph" April 23, 1942 Unsigned

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Folder 10 - C
correspondence, letters received by Carol while Saroyan was abroad
1. ALS, 2p. Seeking rights. Signed "Alberta Davidson"
2. Birthday card w/ envelope. Signed "Gloria (Vanderbilt) and Pat (DeCicco)"
3. ALS, 2p.w/ envelope. October 23, 1944. Signed "Rita De Vita"
4. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. Fan letter. August 9, 1944. Signed "Emil Dean"
5. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. W/ envelope November 4, 1945. Signed "Emanuel Dauber" w/ news clippings and notice from war department

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Folder 11 - D
correspondence received circa 1942 - also includes 16 letters from actors seeking work, 7 solicitations, 4 requests for release to perform amateur productions and 14 fan letters
1. TLS, 1p. on Chateau Marmont stationary. February 12, 1942. Signed "David Diamond"
2. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. requesting audience. January 17, 1940. Signed "Dorothy Shipley Drew"
3. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. August 1942. Signed "Beauford DeLaney" (artist)
4. Telegram, 1p. October 14, 1942. Signed "Eddie Dowling"
5. Telegram (copy), 1p. to "Eddie Dowling" October 12, 1942
6. Telegram (copy), 1p. to "Elmer Davis" October 12, 1942
7. ALS, 6p. January 24, 1942. Signed "Eddie" (Dowling)
8. TLS (Carbon), 2p. January 24, 1942. Signed "Eddie" (Dowling)
9. ALS, 5p. April 30, 1942. Signed "Eddie" (Dowling)
10. TLS, 1p. July 2, 1942. Signed "Eddie" (Dowling)
11. ALS, 4p. January 29, 1942. Signed "Eddie" (Dowling)
12. ALS, 2p. April 8, 1942. Signed "Eddie Dowling" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
13. TLS, 2p. Signed "Chuck" (Daggett) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
14. TLS, 2p. Signed "Chuck" (Daggett) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
15. TLS, 2p. Signed "Chuck Daggett"
16. TLS, 1p. Signed "Chuck Daggett" w/ news clippings
17. Telegram (copy), 1p. to "Dramatists Guild" January 30, 1946
18. Telegram , 1p. Signed "Douglas Dramatists Guild"
19. Telegram (copy), 1p. September 25, 1942 Signed "John L. Desteian"
20. Telegram (copy), 1p. August 12, 1942 signed "Chuck" (Daggett)
21. Note of introduction for actress, 1p. signed "Eddie Dowling"
22. ALS, 4p. August 20, 1942. Signed "Leuyel" (Auirie)
23. Telegram , 1p. August 7, 1942 signed "Chuck" (Daggett)
24. Telegram , 1p. signed "David Diamond"
25. Telegram , 1p. September 24, 1942 signed "Julia Dorn"
26. TLS, 1p. on New York Herald Tribune stationary, October 21, 1942. Signed "Thorton Delehanty"
27. TLS, 2p. on Doubleday, Doran and Company stationary. July 23, 1942. Signed "John"
28. ALS, 2p. February 19, 1942. Signed "P. Der Hagopian" w/ clipping and photograph
29. ALS, 2p. February 28, 1942. Signed "P. Der Hagopian"
30. TLS, 1p. on The Dramatists Guild stationary. April 23, 1942. Signed "Don Angus Douglas" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
31. TLS, 2p. on The Dramatists Guild stationary. March 30, 1942. Signed "Don Angus Douglas" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
32. TLS, 1p. on The Dramatists Guild stationary. September 16, 1942. Signed "Don Angus Douglas"

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Folder 12 - E
1. TLS, 1p. on letterhead November 26, 1945. Signed "Jerome Ellison" w/ copy of minutes of meeting of Committee on Organization for Contributor-Owned magazine
2. TLS, 1p. November 23, 1945. Signed "James S. Elliott" w/ clippings and program
3. ALS, 4p.w/ envelope. January 2, 1943. Fan letter. Signed "Linnea Elgquist"
4. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. October 28, 1945. Signed "Gene" (Ehrlich)
5. Circular for Paul Elder's Book Store

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Folder 13 - E 1942
Correspondence with M.G.M. on the film production of The Human Comedy, defining credits for screenplay. Also includes 6 fan letters.
1. Telegram, 2p. February 16, 1942. Signed "Connie Ernst"
2. Telegram, 1p. June 30, 1942. Signed "G S Eyssel"
3. Telegram, 1p. September 3, 1942. Re: The Human Comedy production. Signed "Howard Estabrook, MGM" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
4. Telegram, 1p. Re: Human Comedy production. Signed "Howard Estabrook"
5. TLS, 1p. September 15, 1942. Re: The Human Comedy production. Signed "Howard Estabrook" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
6. TLS, 2p. on M.G.M. memo paper. Re: The Human Comedy production. October 24, 1942. Signed "Howard Estabrook" w/ copy of contract specifying credits
7. TLS, 2p. on MGM memo paper. Re: The Human Comedy production. October 28, 1942. Signed "Howard Estabrook" w/ copy of contract specifying credits
8. ALS, 1p. on MGM stationary. Signed "Dora Enzig"
9. TLS, 1p. June 5, 1942. Signed "James Elliott" w/ clipping.

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Folder 14 - F
4 letters from fans seeking autographs or requesting audience with Saroyan, circa 1945

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Folder 15 - F 1942
Correspondence, circa 1942 with regard to The Human Comedy. Also includes 7 requests for audiences, 15 fan letters, 9 letters from actors seeking work, and 3 copyright release requests.
1. ALS, 2p. Tuesday. Signed "Morton Feldman"
2. ALS, 2p. September 1942. Signed "Don" (Freeman) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
3. ALS, 2p. June 1942. Signed "Don" (Freeman) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
4. ALS, 2p. Signed "Don" (Freeman)
5. TLS, 1p. Signed "Don" (Freeman)
6. ALS, 2p.w/ envelope. May 26, 1942. Signed "Don" (Freeman)
7. ALS, 2p. Signed "Don" (Freeman)
8. Telegram, 1p. September 23, 1942, Signed "Don" (Freeman)
9. Telegram, 1p. July 31, 1942, Signed "Don" (Freeman)
10. Telegram, 1p. June 2, 1942, Signed "Don" (Freeman)
11. Telegram, 1p. May 6, 1942, Signed "Don Freeman"
12. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. Signed "Leo" (Freedman)
13. TLS, 1p. on Samuel French stationary. February 4, 1942. Signed "Frank Sheil"
14. TLS, 1p. on Samuel French stationary. March 11, 1942. Signed "Frank Sheil"
15. TLS, 3p. January 30, 1942. Signed "Richard Fleischer"
16. TLS, 1p. February 15, 1942. Signed "Richard Fleischer"
17. TLS, 2p. April 28 1942. Signed "Richard Fleischer"
18. TLS, 1p. on Samuel French stationary. April 27, 1942. Signed "Frank Sheil"
19. TLS, 1p. on Fawcett Publications Inc. stationary. May 28, 1942. Signed "Fred Feldkamp"
20. TLS, 2p. on Fawcett Publications Inc. stationary. July 13, 1942. Signed "Fred Feldkamp"
21. Telegram (copy), 1p. to "Edith Farrell" October 24, 1942. Re credits for The Human Comedy. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
22. Telegram(draft), 1p. to "Fremont High School" Signed "W. S."
23. TLS , 1p. on MGM stationary. June 17, 1942. Signed "Mr. Sidney Franklin" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
24. TLS(Carbon), 1p. on Hotel Utah stationary to "Arthur" June 19, 1942. Signed "Bill"
25. ALS, 1p. April 18, 1942. Requesting signature of support. Signed "John Farrelly"
w/ copy of petition w/ Saroyan signature
25. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. July 3, 1942. Signed "Sidney R. Fleisher" w/ copy of proposed contract for rights.
26. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. August 12, 1942. Signed "Sidney R. Fleisher"

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Folder 16 - F 1941
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1941 relating to the production of The Beautiful People. Also includes 23 fan letters, 6 requests for audiences, 4 letters from actors seeking work, 8 letters from Samuel French regarding copies of plays, and 7 solicitations.
1. TLS, 2p. January 22, 1941. Signed "Don" (Freeman)
2. ALS, 3p. Signed "Harold" (Freeman)
3. ALS, 6p. Signed "Harold/Don" (Freeman)
4. ALS, 7p. Signed "Don" (Freeman)
5. Telegram, 1p. April 21, 1941, Signed "Don" (Freeman)
6. ALS, 1p. on Fred Finch Children's Home stationary. February 25, 1941. Signed "May Newton"
7. ALS, 1p. January 12, 1940. Signed "Henry E. Fraser"
8. Telegram, 1p. January 25, 1941. Signed in type "John T. Frederick"
9. TLS, 3p. on The Free Company Stationary w/ news clipping. February 1941. Signed "Jim" (Boyd)
10. Telegram, 1p. April 21, 1941. Signed in type "James Boyd"
11. TLS, 1p. on Finch Junior College stationary. Signed "Frances E. Pole" w/ copies of reviews written by class of students on The Beautiful People
12. ALS, 1p. on Henry Flannery stationary. Signed "B. D. F"
13. ALS, 1p. on Henry Flannery stationary. April 7, 1941. Signed "Betty Flannery"
14. Telegram, 1p. April 21, 1941. Signed "Joe Ferrer"
15. TLS, 1p. on Friend, Holbrook, Reiskind, and Hart stationary. May 6, 1941. Signed "Edwin M. Reiskind"
16. TLS, 1p. on Friend, Holbrook, Reiskind, and Hart stationary. May 6, 1941. Signed "Edwin M. Reiskind"
17. TLS, 1p. April 1, 1941. Signed "Hallie Flanagan"
18. TLS, 2p. on William Saroyan Presents The Beautiful People stationary. Signed "Leo" (Freeman)
19. TLS, 3p. on The Free Company Stationary May 22, 1941. Signed "James Boyd"
20. Telegram, 1p. July 29, 1941. Signed in type "Harold Freeman"
21. TLS, p. on Lyceum Theatre stationary. Signed "Leo" (Freeman)
22. TLS, 1p. on Friend and Reiskind stationary. August 20, 1941. Signed "Arthur" (Friend)
23. TLS, 1p. on Sanitary District #7 stationary. August 9, 1941. Signed "Howard" (Freeman)
24. Telegram, 1p. July 9, 1941. Signed in type "Arthur Freed"
25. Telegram, 2p. August 6, 1941. Signed "Herbert Fecke"
26. TLS, 1p. Signed "Liv"
27. TLS, 1p. on William Saroyan Presents The Beautiful People stationary. May 17 Signed "Liv"
28. TLS, 1p. Signed "Dorothy Farran" w/ brochures for "Little Izzie" and note signed "Bill Bendix"
29. TLS, 1p. November 4, 1941. Signed "William T. Fowler" w/ news clipping containing his review of The Beautiful People
30. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. Signed "Dorothy Farran"
31. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. September 12, 1941. Signed "Serge Fire"
32. Telegram, 1p. December 26, 1941. Signed in type "Arthur Freed, etc"
33. Telegram, 1p. to "Arthur Freed" November 24, 1941. Signed in type "William Saroyan"

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Folder 17 - G
Correspondence, circa 1940s. Also includes 8 fan letters and requests for autographs
1. ALS, 4p. w/ envelope. June 10, 1942. Signed "Joe Gould"
2. ALS, 3p. October 6, 1943. Signed "Joe Gould"
3. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. December 8, 1942. Signed "Betty Gailey"
4. Saint Patrick's Day Card. Signed "Betty Gailey"
5. Gotham Book Mart Catalog, 1948
6. TLS, 2p. on Eagle-Lion Studios, Inc. stationary w/ envelope (w/ holograph notations) September 23, 1946. Signed "James Geller"
7. Thank You Card. Signed "Serapie Giligan"

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Folder 18 - G 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 25 fan letters, 14 letters from actors seeking work, 4 requests for submissions or right to productions, and 2 solicitations
1. ALS, 3p. Signed "Serapie Giligan"
2. ALS, 4p. Signed "Serapie Giligan"
3. Postcard. August 15, 1942. Signed "Lynne Gordon"
4. ALS, 3p. April 24, 1942. Requesting recommendation. Signed "Pvt. Vanick Galstaun" w/ copies of Saroyan reply (never sent)
5. TLS, 3p. Signed "Betty Gailey"
6. ALS, 4p. to "Aram" August 21, 1942. Signed "Serapie Giligan"
7. Telegram, 1p. July 18, 1942. Signed "Evelyn Geller"
8. TLS, 1p. on Brooklyn Eagle stationary. August 18, 1942. Signed "Paul Gould"
9. ALS, 2p. May 1, 1942. Requesting recommendation. Signed "Pvt. Vanick Galstaun"

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Folder 19 - H
Miscellaneous correspondence. Also includes 2 fan letters.
1. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. Signed "P. Der Hagopian"
2. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. Signed "Patsy Holmburg"
3. ALS, 1p. on J. J. Haines & Co. stationary w/ envelope. Signed "Henry S. Haller"
4. Herald Tribune Book News. w/ envelope. May 28, 1948.
5. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. February 9, 1943. Signed "Joseph Harrow" w/ holograph manuscript of "The Man Who Could Not Hate" by Joseph Harrow, 8p.
6. ALS, 1p. on Hairenik Association, Inc. stationary. November 13, 1945. Signed "James" (Mandalian) w/ solicitation for funds.
7. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope on Harcourt, Brace and Company stationary. Signed "Rita Cuddihy"

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Folder 20 - H 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 19 fan letters, 18 letters from actors or managers seeking work, and 2 solicitations.
1. Telegram, 1p. September 29, 1942. Signed in type "Larry Hart"
2. Telegram (copy), 1p. to "Allan Hart". Signed in type "William Saroyan"
3. ALS, 6 letters. Signed "Alan Hovaness" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
4. ALS, 2p. Signed "Frances (Heflin)
5. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. May 11, 1942. Signed "Geneva MacDonald Hovaness" (about her husband's talent and career)
6. Postcard. August 21, 1942. Re: deadlines for submission. Signed "Irving Hoffman".
7. Postcard.. Signed "Ruth K. Hill"
8. Telegram (copy), 1p. to Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. February 2, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
9. Telegram, 1p. May 15, 1942. Signed in type "John Hobart"
10. ALS, 1p. on United Press Ass. Stationary. February 21, 1942. Signed "Millen Holland" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
11. ALS, 10p. on. April 25, 1942. Signed "Mrs. Gertrude Huckins" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
12. TLS, 1p. on The Commonweal Stationary w/ news clipping. February 21, 1942. Signed "Phillip T. Hartung" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
13. TLS, 1p. on Harper & Bros. Stationary. April 8, 1942. Signed "Edward C. Answell"
14. TLS, 1p. on Harper & Bros. Stationary. March 24, 1942. Signed "Ramona Herdman" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
15. TLS, 1p. on Oliver Hinsdell School of Dramatic Art stationary. February 9, 1942 Signed "Oliver Hinsdell" w/ holograph note enclosed
16. TLS, 1p. on Allied Hotels stationary. March 6, 1942. Signed "Opal Hadley" w/ photograph of Saroyan.
17. Program for Good Night Ladies
18. Program for Life with Father
19. Newsclipping from The San Francisco Call - Bulletin
20. TLS, 1p. on The Lido stationary. March 19, 1942. Signed "Meyer Hiler"
21. ALS, 3p. February 20, 1942. Signed "Yegishe Harout"
22. ALS, 2p. on Oliver Hinsdell School of Dramatic Art stationary. March 8, 1942 Signed "Oliver Hinsdell"
23. ALS, 2p. on The Lido stationary. February 2, 1942. Signed "Arthur Hunicutt"
24. TLS, 1p. May 6, 1942. Signed in type "Opal Hadley"
25. ALS, 6p. May 1, 1942. Signed "Mrs. Gertrude Huckins"
26. ALS, 3p. Signed "Yegishe Harout"
27. TLS(Carbon), 1p. May 4, 1942. Signed in type "Opal Hadley"
28. ALS, 6p. March 6, 1942. Signed "Mrs. Gertrude Huckins"
29. TLS, 1p. on Pacific States Savings stationary. March 11, 1942. Signed in type "Opal Hadley" w/ carbon of letter to "Aram Arakelian"
30. Memos on MGM stationary - three letters to "L. H. Henrickson" on "Modern Age" Signed "W. S." (Saroyan)
31. Telegram, 1p. August 19, 1942. Signed in type (Yegishe) "Harout" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
32. TLS, 1p. On The Catholic University of America stationary. July 13, 1942. Signed "Father Hartke"
33. Telegram, 1p. June 28, 1942. Signed "Father Hartke"
34.
35. ALS, 3p. Signed "Yegishe" (Harout) w/ carbon of Saroyan letter on his behalf to Robert Sherwood.
36. TLS, 1p. on Oliver Hinsdell School of Dramatic Art stationary. September 17, 1942 Signed "Oliver Hinsdell"
37. Postcard. August 28, 1942. Re: deadlines for submission. Signed "Irving Hoffman".
38. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. July 24, 1942. Re: submission. Signed "Irving Hoffman".
39. ALS. 1p. on Razzle- Dazzle program. Signed "Helen Hill" w/ typed (Prose) manuscript, 3p.
40. ALS, 1p. on The Nemerson stationary. July 17, 1942. Signed "Pitt Herbert"
41. ALS, 1p. on The Cedars stationary. July 10, 1942. Signed "Pitt Herbert"
42. TLS, 1p. June 29, 1942. Signed "Pitt Herbert"
43. TLS, 1p. on M.G.M. stationary. June 22, 1942. Signed "L. H. Henrickson"
44. Telegram, 1p. July 22, 1942. Actress seeking part. Signed in type "Muriel Heather Gramercy"
45. TLS, 1p. on Harper's Bazaar stationary. June 11, 1942. Signed "Mary Louise Aswell"
46. TLS, 1p. on Harper's Bazaar stationary. June 18, 1942. Signed "Mary Louise Aswell"
47. ALS, 3p. June 25, 1942. Signed "Yegishe Harout"
48. TLS, 3p. on Allied Hotels stationary. on letterhead. July 30, 1942. Signed in type "Opal Hadley"
49. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. July 9, 1942. Re: translations. Signed "Franz J. Horch"
50. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. July 27, 1942. Re: translations. Signed "Franz J. Horch"
51. Telegram, 1p. July 13, 1942. Signed "Joseph Haworth"
52. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope. Signed "V. E. Hall"
53. TLS, 1p. on Henry Hughes & co. stationary. September 9, 1942. Signed "Henry Hughes" w/ letter and accident report attached
54. TLS, 1p. on Houghton Mifflin stationary. sending fees. October 13, 1942.
55. TLS, 2p. on Hyperion Press stationary. requesting submission. August 28, 1942.
56. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Mrs. Harriman. September 4, 1942."

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Folder 21 - I 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, Circa 1942. Also includes 1 fan letter and 4 letters from actors seeking interviews.
1. TLS (form letter), 1p., w/ carbon, on International Labor Defense stationary. January 19, 1942. Signed "Dashiell Hammett" w/ copies of Booklet "Oklahoma Witch Hunt"
2. ALS, 1p. to "Guillermo" July 22, 1942. Signed "Felice Ingersoll"
3. Telegram, 1p. March 27, 1942. Signed in type "Johnny Indrisano"
4. Telegram, 1p. March 25, 1942. Signed in type "Jane Isabell"
5. Telegram, 1p. March 22, 1942. Signed in type "Jane Isabell"
6. TLS, 3p. on International Amusements stationary. Author seeking information for article. August 11, 1942. Signed "Lesley Kuhn"

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Folder 22
1. ALS, 4p. w/ envelope. September 20, 1943. Signed "Jane Isbell"
2. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope, December 25, 1942. Author seeking support. Signed "Hugo Igantius" w/ copy of letter of recommendation from Dr. Emil Langel on Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn stationary

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Folder 23 - J 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, Circa 1942. Also includes 7 fan letters and 9 letters from actors and managers seeking work
1. Telegram, 1p. March 22, 1942. Signed in type "Charles J. Janigan"
2. Telegram, 1p. July 26, 1942. Signed in type "Thurman Jackson"
3. Form letter, 1p. March 2, 1942. Seeking autograph. Signed "Joann Jordon" w/ news clippings
4. ALS, 2p. on The First Armenian Presbyterian Church stationary. May 1, 1942. Signed "A. K. Yeramian" w/ church program
5. TLS, 1p. July 24, 1942. Signed "H. Jacoby" w/ 2 copies of contract allowing nightclub to be called The Time of your Life - unsigned
6. TLS, 1p. on Aram D. Johnson Brokerage Company stationary. June 19, 1942. Signed "Aram" (Johnson)
7. Telegram, 1p. July 30, 1942. Signed in type "H. Jacoby"
8. ALS, 1p. March 12, 1942. Signed "Sarkis S. Janian"

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Folder 24 - J
1. ALS, 2p., w/ envelope, on Laurinburg Normal and Industrial Institute stationary. November 2, 1944. Signed "I. Ellis Johnson, Dean" w/ brochures of college.
2. Invitation to "Grand Opening of New Joe's"

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Folder 25 K 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, Circa 1942. Also includes 21 fan letters, 3 letters from his haberdasher, and 21 letters from actors, painters, and managers seeking work.
1. TLS, 1p. on Journal American stationary. Editor seeking submissions. July 15, 1942 Signed "Dorothy Kilgallen"
2. TLS, 1p. on Earl Kramer Agency stationary. March 18, 1942. Signed "Earl Kramer"
w/ credits of clients, 3p.
3. TLS, 1p. on Walter E. Kline Agency stationary. March 18, 1942. Signed "Walter E. Kline" w/ list of properties, 3p.
4. TLS, 1p. on MGM stationary. Signed "Herbert Kline"
5. TLS, 1p. on Earl Kramer Agency stationary. March 24, 1942. Signed "Earl Kramer"
6. TLS, 1p. on The Author's Guild stationary. April 3, 1942. Signed "Manuel Komroff" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
7. TLS, 1p. on MGM stationary. March 13, 1942. Signed "Sam Katz"
8. TLS, 1p. on Earl Kramer Agency stationary. April 28, 1942. Signed "Earl Kramer" w/ credits of clients, 1p.
9. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. June 2, 1942. Seeking engagement for lectures. Signed "Lee Keedick"
10. TLS, 2p. Signed "Irwin" (Katz)
11. ALS, 1p. September 8, 1942. Seeking payment. Signed "George Kleinsinger"
12. Typed (Poetry) Manuscript, 1p. Signed "Vaughn A. Kalajan"
13. TLS, 1p. on Timberland stationary. August 29, 1942. Seeking payment. Signed "George Kleinsinger"
14. TLS, 2p. on Cleveland Plain Dealer stationary. August 17, 1942. Sigend "Regine Kurlander"
15. TLS, 1p. October 1, 1942. Signed "Antranig Khanbegian" w Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 5p.
16. TLS, 1p. February 7, 1942. Signed "Mau"
17. TLS, 1p. September 13, 1942. Signed "Edmund Kerr"
18. TLS, 1p. Signed in type "Kozlenko"

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Folder 26 - K
1. ALS, 1p. Alien seeking sponsorship in U. S. Signed "Nubar Keshishian"
2. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Garson Kanin" recommendation for "Joe Brown" January 15, 1945. Signed in type "Pfc. William Saroyan"
3. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. August 2, 1945. Signed "Bill Klinkowitz"
4. TLS, 1p. on Kingsburg Insurance Agency stationary. November 8, 1942. Land prices. Signed "Allen K. Herman"
5. Birthday Card from fan
6. ALS, 1p. Alien seeking sponsorship in U. S. Signed "Nubar Keshishian"
7. ALS, 1p. Alien seeking sponsorship in U. S. Signed "Nubar Keshishian"

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Folder 27 - L 1942
Correspondence, Circa 1942. Also includes 15 fan letters, 16 letters from writers, actors and managers seeking work, and 7 solicitations for contributions
1. Postcards, 2p. January 1942. Signed "Pass Le Noir" w/ photograph
2. TLS, 3p. on Dance Players, Inc. stationary June 30, 1942. Signed "Gene" (Loring) w/ brochure
3. ALS, 3p. on Hampshire House stationary. July 13, 1942. Signed "Max Lerner" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
4. Telegram, 1p. June 6, 1942. Signed in type "Sol Lesser"
5. Telegram, 1p. June 20, 1942. Signed in type "Sam Leve"
6. Telegram, 1p. June 21, 1942. Signed in type "Gene Lions"
7. TLS, 1p. on New Directions stationary. Signed in type "J. Laughlin"
8. Telegram, 1p. March 10, 1942. Signed in type "Don Lee Sanfran"
9. Telegram, 1p. April 2, 1942. Signed in type "Don Lee Ernest Sanfran"
10. Telegram, 1p. May 5, 1942. Signed in type "Frances Littlefield"
11. TLS, 1p. to "Westbrook Pegler" August 11, 1942. Signed in type "A. H. Landley" w/ censorship petition.
12. ALS, 5p. August 16, 1942. Signed "Sam" (Leve)
13. TLS, 1p. on M G M stationary. October 27, 1942. Signed "I. H. Previngtal"
14. TLS, 1p. on Look stationary October 2, 1942. Signed "Patricia Coffin'
15. TLS, 1p. on The Library Journal stationary. Signed "Bertine Weston"
16. TLS, 1p. on Luce's Press Clipping Bureau stationary w/ invoices
17. TLS, 1p. on Long Island Sound Defenses Digest stationary w/ invoices
18. TLS - 9 letters re: production of "Jim Dandy" April 1942 Signed "David Lowe" w/ carbons of Saroyan replies
19. TLS, 4p. March 15, 1942. Signed "Grace Leonard" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
20. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Sam Raphelson" March 18, 1942. Signed "Gabrielle Lederer"
21. TLS, 2p. on The American Mercury stationary. March 9, 1942. Signed "Eugene Lyons" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
22. Invoice from Luce's Press Clipping Bureau stationary w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
23. TLS, 1p. w/ Typed (Prose) manuscript "The Daring Young Man by Frances Littlefield" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
24. Telegram, 1p. March 18, 1942. Signed in type "Anthony Lawrence"
25. ALS, 2p. on MGM stationary. May 15, 1942. Signed "Robert R. Lindsey"
26. ALS, 3p. on Arthur Murray Dance School stationary. Signed "Ed Lynn"
27. TLS, 1p. on Hotel Brevoort stationary. Signed Pass Le Noir.

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Folder 28 - L
2 notecards from Iona Robertson Logie, press clippings, 6 fan letters, 1 letter regarding contract with scenic artists of America signed "Samuel Leve"

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Folder 29 - Matson Duggan 1941
Correspondence to Saroyan January 1941 - June 1941, from Matson and Duggan, Approximately 80 typed letters, holograph notes and telegrams, mostly Signed "Pat" (Duggan) on Matson and Duggan stationary reporting theatrical receipts and business transacted for Saroyan.

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Folder 30 - Family Documents
Miscellaneous papers including deed to a lot on Sea Cliff Avenue, San Francisco sold by L. S. Hamm to Saroyan, October 24, 1945 for $11, 000. Also includes holograph notes on backs of envelopes and scraps of paper, canceled checks, I. O. U.' s, news clippings, letters from government agencies. Approximately 25 pieces

 

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Folder 1
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1944. Includes three letters on Matson and Duggan stationary, signed "Harold Matson" with copies of copyright use requests. Also includes 20 fan letters, invitations, solicitations, 2 photographs inscribed "Jane Isbell", and printers copy of Saroyan entry for Who's Who in America, 1946 - 47.

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Folder 2
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1941. Approximately 20 fan letters and 10 telegrams re: The Beautiful People.

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Folder 3 - N Y Post (Lyons) 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan from Leonard Lyons. Includes 5 Typed letters on New York Post stationary, 2 telegrams and 1 Christmas Card. Also included are 14 clippings of "The Lyon's Den", Circa 1942 & 1948

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Folder 4 - National Theatre Conference
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942 Includes 8 letters re: contributions to The National Theatre Conference Quarterly Bulletin and royalty payments. Also includes one copy of the bulletin, November 1941.

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Folder 5 - Matson Duggan 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan January 1941 - June 1941, from Matson and Duggan, Includes 22 typed letters and 6 telegrams, mostly Signed "Pat" (Duggan) on Matson and Duggan stationary reporting theatrical receipts and business transacted for Saroyan. Also includes 2 carbon copies of Saroyan reply attached.

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Folder 6 - 1941 M
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1941. Includes 8 fan letters and 2 postcards (w/ photograph from The Beautiful People)

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Folder 7 - M
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1945. Includes 1 letter signed "Pat" (Duggan) on Matson and Duggan stationary, announcing his departure from the company, 10 fan letters, 2 cards, 1 solicitation.

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Folder 8 - Matson and Duggan 1941
Correspondence to Saroyan May 1941 - December 1941, from Matson and Duggan, Includes 76 typed letters and 6 telegrams, mostly Signed "Pat" (Duggan) on Matson and Duggan stationary reporting theatrical receipts and business transacted for Saroyan. Also 30 telegrams signed "Hal"( Matson) or "Pat" (Duggan).

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Folder 9 - M 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 2 royalty statements, 7 solicitations, 11 fan letters, 1 copyright release request, 3 offers to collaborate on a creative enterprise, and 3 letters from actors seeking work.
1. TLS, 1p on letterhead. March 12, 1942. Signed "Eddie Mannix" (of MGM.)
2. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. January 23, 1942. Signed "Abraham Mandelstam"
3. TLS, 1p. January 17, 1942. Signed "Toshio Mori" (Asian-American author, Saroyan contributed introduction to his first work)
4. Poster for The Man Who Came to Dinner, inscribed "Herbert Machiz"
5. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. April 16, 1942. Signed "Burns Mantle" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
6. TLS, 1p. March 14, 1942. Signed "Palmer" (Mendleson) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
7. ALS, 4 letters March - April 1942. Signed "Kirk and Stella Minasian" w/ carbons of Saroyan replies.
8. ALS, 3p. March 4, 1942. Signed "George Mardikian"
9. ALS, 9 letters and 1 telegram. March - April, 1942. Signed "Archie" (Minasian) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
10. ALS, 2p. April 1942. Signed "Kirk Minasian" w/ photograph and carbon of Saroyan reply.

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Folder 10 - M 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan. Also includes 20 fan letters, 3 postcards, 4 telegrams, 17 requests for an interview from actors and producers, 4 letters from authors requesting criticism on their work, and two solicitations.
1. TLS, 2p. on Hampshire House stationary w/ envelope and carbon. to "Louis B.
Mayer" September 7, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan" - unsent
2. TLS, 2p. June 1, 1942. Signed "Toshio Mori"
3. TLS, 1p. on MGM stationary. June 12, 1942. Signed "Arthur Freed"
4. ALS, 34p. w/ envelope. Signed "Max Moskowitz"
5. Memo on MGM stationary. February 9, 1942. Signed in Type "Kenneth Mackenna"
6. TLS, 1p. on Amsterdam Place stationary February 17, 1942. Signed "Jean Miller'
7. ALS, 2p. May 7, 1942. Signed "Aunt Yeraniag Mason"
8. TLS, 1p. August 29, 1941. Signed "Jean Miller"
9. TLS, 1p. June 1, 1942. Signed "Toshio" (Mori)
10. TLS, 3 letters on Modern Age Books stationary. June-September, 1942. w/ contract. Signed "David Zalodowsky"
11. TLS, 3 letters June - October , 1942. Signed "Archie" (Minasian)
12. TLS, 2 letters September 1942. Signed "Arthur Mann" re: article on Saroyan for
Colliers Magazine.
13. TLS(Carbon),1p. to Local Board #84. June 30, 1942. Signed "William Saroyan"
14. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. August 10, 1942. Signed "Julie" (Medlock)

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Folder 11 - 1940s
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1944. Also includes 2 fan letters, 3 Post cards, 3 Franc notes, 9 news clippings, and I. O. U.' s.
1. TLS, 1p. on The New Yorker stationary. Rejection letter. August 12, 1949 Signed
"Louis Forster, Jr."
2. Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 10p. "Resurrection of a Life by William Saroyan
3. Script Magazine, two copies June 1940.
4. ALS, 1p. Alien seeking sponsorship in U. S. April 13, 1948. Signed "Nubar Keshishian"
5. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope. October 17, 1944 to "Aram Saroyan" Signed "Bill" (Saroyan) - unsent
6. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope. May 18, 1944 Signed "Aram" (Saroyan)
7. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope. May 31, 1944 Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
8. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope. May 8, 1944 Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
9. The Young People's Library Vocabulary - The Human Comedy, 40p.
10. Telegram, 2p. November 5, 1943. Signed in type "Private Patrick O'Neil

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Folder 12 - O 1941
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1941. Also includes 4 requests for an interview from actors and authors, 1 letter from author requesting criticism on her work, and two solicitations.
1. TLS, 1p. June 2, 1941. Signed "Patrick O'Neill"
2. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope August 26, 1941. Signed "Pat O'Neill"
3. TLS, 1p. on N. G. Ohannesian Broker stationary. August 25, 1941. Signed "N. G. Ohannesian"
4. Telegram, 1p. August 5, 1941. Signed "Pat O'Neill"
5. TLS, 1p. September 20, 1941. Signed "Patrick O'Neill"
6. ALS, 2p. on Hotel Windsor stationary. July 4, 1941. Signed "Marianne" (Lorraine) w/ pamphlet reprint (4p.) from colliers - Carl Sandburg tribute to Marianne Lorraine
7. TLS, 1p. on Omnibook stationary. February 11, 1941. Signed M. M. Geffen"
8. TLS, 1p. February 17, 1941. Signed "Bill Okie"

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Folder 13 - P
3 letters from Pocket Books, Inc. seeking permission to use testimonial quote, 3 fan letters (one in French), 2 letters from an actor seeking work, 1 birthday card, and 1 solicitation.

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Folder 14 - P 1941
Correspondence to Saroyan circa 1940's, Also includes 26 fan letters, 5 letters from authors seeking criticism, 8 telegrams of congratulation, 12 letters from actors seeking interviews, 3 letters requesting lecture appointments, and 9 solicitations.
1. ALS, 2p. December 21, 1943. Signed "Zav (Minasian)"
2. ALS, 2p. October 29, 1943. Signed "Zav (Minasian)"
3. ALS, 2p. January 7, 1944. Signed "Jackie"
4. Notecard, 4p. Signed "Maysie Porter"
5. TLS, 1p. from Poetry w/ proof copy of "The Beautiful People". Signed "Annie Dillon"
6. TLS, 2 letters. January 1941. Signed "Edwin Burr Pettit"
7. TLS, 1p. on Pocket Books stationary. April 29, 1941. Signed "Robert F. de Graff"
8. Telegram, 2p. July 21, 1941. Signed in type "Arthur Park Jr."
9. TLS, 3 letters on Memo to William Saroyan stationary. from "Helen Poorer"
10. ALS, 2p. December 20, 1941. Signed "Henry Pander"

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Folder 15 - P 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Includes 2 letters from PM Magazine w/ Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 2p. for proposed weekly column by Saroyan and request for articles for Jazz Magazine with carbon of Saroyan reply. Also includes 17 letters from actors seeking an interview, 3 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, 9 fan letters, 4 telegrams of congratulation, and 2 invitations to lecture.

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Folder 16 - Q 1941
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1941. Also includes 1 fan letter, 1 letter from secretary seeking work, and 1 letter from reviewer.
1. ALS, 3p. July 9, 1941. Re: set designs for Jim Dandy Signed "Walter Quirt"
2. ALS, 5p. September 3, 1941. Signed "Walter Quirt"

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Folder 17
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1941. Also includes 19 fan letters, 4 solicitations, 5 telegrams, 5 letters from actors and designers seeking work, 3 letters requesting tickets or refunds, 4 letters inviting Saroyan to visit and 6 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work
1. Telegram, 1p. March 23, 1941. Signed in type "Max Reinhardt"
2. Telegram (Carbon), 2p. to "PM Magazine" w/ draft February 19, 1941. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
3. TLS, 4 letters on Stanley Rose Galleries stationary. Signed "Stanley" (Rose)
4. ALS, 1p. on Hotel Fresno stationary. Signed "Stanley" (Rose)
5. Telegrams, 4p. Signed in type "Stanley" (Rose)
6. ALS, 1p. June 24, 1941. Signed "Maude Rose"
7. Royalty statement, Random House, Inc. w/ check stub. Feb 24, 1941
8. TLS, 4 letters on Random House, Inc. stationary. re: proposed autobiography. Signed "Bennett" (Cerf)
9. TLS, 1p. on RKO Radio Pictures stationary. January 22, 1941. Signed "Collier Young"
10. TLS. 1p. on READ Magazine stationary. February 6, 1941. Signed "Boris"
11. TLS, 1p. on RKO Radio Pictures stationary. March 17, 1941. Signed "S. Maisler" w/ carbon of Saroyan letter regarding "Li'l Abner"
12. TLS. 1p. on READ Magazine stationary. May 3, 1941. Signed "Boris'
13. TLS, 2 letters. On Worth While Winners stationary. July 1942 Signed "Jack Rose"

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Folder 18
ALS, 1p. signed "Peggy Rea". Also includes 2 Christmas cards, 1 fan letter, 1 news clipping, and 1 postcard from Richards Book Shop.

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Folder 19 - S
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1941. Also includes 11 fan letters, 1 letter requesting an apprenticeship in the motion picture industry, and 1 solicitation.
1. Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 3p. Contract between Saroyan and Fizdale
2. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. October 5, 1945. Signed (Alex) "Saroukhan"
3. ALS, 2p. May 9, 1944. Signed "Javid" (Shipsi)
4. ALS, 1p. w/ news clipping. November 6, 1945. Signed "George Schumacher"
5. TLS, 2p. August 4, 1944. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
6. TLS, 2p. August 7, 1944. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)

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Folder 20 - S 1941
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1941. Also includes 34 fan letters, 1 postcard, 7 telegrams, 5 requests for tickets or refunds, 6 solicitations, 4 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, and 6 letters from actors requesting interviews.
1. ALS, 4p. re: Jack Kerouac. Signed "Sebastian Sampas"
2. TLS, 2p. to "Pat Duggan" w/ radio script, 7p. re : Ticket sales. Signed "Lee Septembre"
3. TLS, 1p. on David O. Selznick stationary. re: Hello Out There August 19, 1941. Signed "Leslie A. Hughson (Secretary to John Housman)
4. Typed (Prose) Manusript, 6p. "Life's Looking Glass by Sevarg"
5. ALS, 2p. May 9, 1941. Signed "Fredricka Slemons"
6. ALS, 2p.w/ news clipping June 19, 1941. Signed "Ralph" (Salisian)
7. TLS, 2p. on letterhead. June 19, 1941. Signed "Irving Somach"
8. TLS, 2p. on William Saroyan presents The Beautiful People stationary. July 7, 1941. Signed "Eddie Sobol"
9. ALS, 2p. July 8, 1941. Re: are we related? Signed "Ann Saroian"
10. TLS, 2p. to "Pat Duggan". re : Ticket sales. Signed "Lee Septembre"
11. TLS, 1p.". re : promotion. Signed "Lee Septembre"
12. ALS, 2p. October 10, 1941. Signed "Fredricka Slemons"
13. ALS, 3p. w/ program. November 3, 1941. Signed "V. Samuelian"

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Folder 21 - R 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 31 fan letters, 10 telegrams, 8 letters from actors seeking work, 2 requests for interviews, 3 postcards, 3 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, and 1 solicitation.
1. TLS, 1p. on Random House stationary. January 16, 1942. Signed ""Bennett" (Cerf)
2. TLS, 1p. on Random House stationary. w/ carbon correspondence enclosed, 4p. January 22, 1942. Re: French translation Daring Young Man. Signed "Bob Haas"
3. Royalty statements on Random House stationary, 2p.
4. TLS, 1p. June 29, 1942. Actor seeking work. Signed "Tony Randall"
5. ALS, 4p. May 5, 1942. Signed "Peggy Rea"
6. ALS, 10p. signed "Peggy Rea".
7. ALS, 6p. signed "Peggy Rea".
8. ALS, 12 letters on Stanley Rose Bookshop stationary. May - October, 1942. Signed "Stanley" (Rose)
9. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Stanley Rose" September 26, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
10. ALS, 4p. April, 1942. Signed "Barbara Roberts" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
11. TLS, 2p. on Paramount Pictures Inc. stationary. May 25, 1942. Signed "Manny Reiner" w/carbons of script and clippings on Wake Island - 2 copies
12. ALS, 1p. w/ clippings September 25, 1942. Signed "Peggy Rea"
13. TLS, 2p. October 9, 1942. Signed "Peggy Rea"
14. TLS, 1p. on letterhead w/ press clippings and credit sheet. October 22, 1942. Signed "Grandma Adeline de Walt Reynolds" (Actress in M.G.M. 's The Human Comedy)
15. ALS, 2p. on American Red Cross stationary. Signed "Joe Riolo"
16. TLS, 2p. October 21, 1942. Signed "Dorothy" (Kilgallen)
17. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Billy Rose" June 30, 1942. Signed in type "Bill" (Saroyan)

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Folder 22 - S 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 21 telegrams, 7 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, 22 fan letters, 17 letters from actors seeking work, 3 requests for copyright release for amateur productions, 13 invitations or requests for interviews, and 3 solicitations.
1. TLS, 5 letters -9p. on Robert Sherwood Productions stationary. Re: Proposed film production of Time of Your Life. June & July 1942. Signed "Robert Sherwood" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
2. TLS, 1p. on Saturday Review of Literature stationary. March 6, 1942. Signed "Herbert Canby"
3. Postcard. December 19, 1941. Signed "Budd Schulberg"
4. ALS, 5p. February 28, 1942. Signed "Sam Sarouhan"
5. Holograph note, 3p. report of audience poll of Saroyan short film from "Seymour Stern"
6. ALS, 2p. w/ clippings & envelope. April 1, 1942 (in Armenian) Signed "Haig Ardriv Sarkissian"
7. TLS, 1p. on Hotel Edison stationary. August 6, 1942. Signed "Lee September"
8. ALS, 2p. on Savoy Plaza notepaper. Signed "Carlton Smith"
9. TLS, 1p. on Select Theatres Corporation stationary. re: terminating engagement. August 20, 1942. Signed "Elias Weinstock"
10. TLS, 1p. on Majestic Theatre stationary. re: salary claims Signed "Charlie"
11. TLS, 1p. on Max Gordon letterhead. June 27, 1942. Signed "Eddie Sobol"
12. TLS, 1p. February 12, 1942. Signed "Margaret Shedd" w/ carbons of Saroyan reply and Harper & Brothers correspondence re: publication of first novel
13. ALS, 2p. February 2, 1942. Signed (Alex) "Saroukhan" w/carbon of Saroyan telegram in reply
14. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Pat Somerton" April 20, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
15. TLS, 1p. March 27, 1942. Signed "Violet E. Shane" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
16. TLS, 1p. on David O. Selznick Productions stationary. April 10, 1942. Signed "David O. Selznick" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
17. TLS, 1p. on Los Angeles Times stationary. Signed "Philp Scheur" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
18. TLS, 1p. on Book Ideas stationary. re: illustration by Arthur Szyk June 15, 1942. Signed "Roger Straus"
19. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Margit Seaburg" September 10, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
20. TLS, 1p. on Stanford University Libraries stationary. re: collections at Stanford. July 7, 1942. Signed "Violet E. Shue"
21. TLS, 3 letters on Speiser Law Offices stationary. July 1942. Signed "Maurice" (Speiser)
22. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Leopold Stokowski" August 29, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan" - 2 copies
23. TL(Carbon), 1p. to "Leopold Stokowski" September 5, 1942.
24. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Beatrice Straight" re: permission to perform plays. July 24, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan" - 2 copies

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Folder 23 - T 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 7 fan letters, 12 telegrams, 9 letters from actors seeking work, 2 letters requesting interviews, 1 letter from author seeking criticism of his work, 1 copyright request for amateur production, and 1 solicitation.
1. TLS, 1p. re: music for Jim Dandy Suite. January 14, 1942. Signed "Deems Taylor"
2. TLS, 1p. on Theatre Arts Monthly stationary. re: contribution. June 17, 1942.
Signed "Susan Tulley"
3. ALS, 4p. June 2, 1942. Signed "Tommy" (E. G. Thomajan)
4. ALS, 1p. w/ envelope & postcard. August 24, 1942. Signed "Noel Toy"
5. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. September 19, 1942. Signed "Jim Tully"
6. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. June 29, 1942. Signed "Florence" (Thomas)
7. TLS, 5 letters. January - April 1942. Signed (Manuel J.) "Tolegian" w/ carbon of Saroyan telegram reply.
8. TLS, 2 letters on Theatre Arts stationary. March/April 1942. Signed "Hermine Rich Isaacs"
9. TLS, 1p. on Trend stationary February/March 1942. Signed "John W. Barnes"
10. TLS, 3 letters on Theatre Showcase stationary. w/ 2 telegrams. April 1942. Signed "William Boyman" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
11. TLS, 1p. on Chekhov Theatre Players stationary. February 19, 1942. Signed "Helen Thompson"
12. TLS, 1p. on The Theatre Guild stationary. May 12, 1942. Signed "Lawrence Langner"
13. ALS, 2p. May 4, 1942. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian)
14. TLS, 2 letters February/May 8, 1942. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian)
15. TLS, 1p. on Time stationary. May 13, 1942. Signed Eric Hodgins
16. TLS, 3 letters June/July 1942. Re: production of Afton Water. Signed "Helen Thompson" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
17. TLS, 1p. May 27, 1942. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian)
18. TLS, 1p. July 15, 1942. Signed (Manuel) "Tolegian"
19. TLS, 1p. on Treasury Department stationary. October 21, 1942. Signed "Shirley Burke"
20. TLS, 2 letters. October 20, 1942. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian)
21. TLS, 2p. on Hotel Utah stationary. June 19, 1942. Signed "W.S." (Saroyan)
22. TLS, 2 letters on Theatre Arts stationary. June/July 1942 w/ proof copy of review of Razzle-Dazzle, 4p.

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Folder 24 - T
TLS, 1p. on letterhead. March 15, 1942. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian)
Folder 25 - (B. P. opens 1942)
44 telegrams congratulating Saroyan on the opening of the Saroyan Theatre with the presentation of Across the Boards and Beautiful People

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Folder 26 - U 1942
1. TLS, 2 letters w/ accident report. on United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company stationary. re: accident at Belasco Theatre. September 1942. w/carbon of Saroyan reply
2. TLS, 1p. on United Studios stationary. re: set and props March 13, 1942. Signed "Ben Ruyle" w/carbon of Saroyan reply
3. TLS, 2p. on University of North Carolina stationary. January 15, 1942. Signed "Joseph Niggli" w/ poster of radio series
4. ALS, 1p. July 1942. Writer dislikes Saroyan intensely. Signed "Arthur Unger"

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Folder 27 - V 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942, includes 3 fan letters, 1 letter from aspiring author seeking criticism of his work, 1 letter from an actor seeking work, 1 letter from author seeking permission to translate Saroyan's work to Spanish and 2 letters from Vogue Magazine.

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Folder 28 - W 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 15 fan letters, 4 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, 10 letters from actors seeking work, 13 telegrams, 4 letters requesting visits or interviews, 1 postcard, 1 copyright release request for amateur production, and 3 solicitations.
1. TLS, 1p. on Charles Scribner's Sons stationary. March 20, 1942. w/carbon of Saroyan
reply.
2. TLS, 2p. on Fort Bragg stationary. requesting copy for radio broadcast. March 16, 1942. Signed "Peter Witt" w/carbon of Saroyan reply.
3. TLS, 3 letters on Art Book Center stationary February/ March 1942. Re: exhibition. Signed "Elle Winter"
4. TLS, 1p. on The Call Bulletin stationary. November 8, 1942. Signed "Frank Walker"
5. TLS, 1p. on We the People stationary. October 1, 1942. Signed "Julia Dorn"
6. Memos on MGM stationary, 2 p. re: request for photographs of Saroyan.
7. TLS (Carbon), 1p. to "Richard Watts. April 23, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"

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Folder 29 - U V W 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 4 fan letters, 1 letter requesting an interview with Saroyan, 1 letter from a real estate agent offering properties, 2 solicitations, and 5 letters from Samuel Weiser Bookstores with latest offerings.
1. Poster, "A Statement About Censorship and the Massachusetts Courts"
2. TLS, 1p. on Wellesley College News stationary. requesting contribution. October 20, 1942.
3. TLS, 1p. October 21, 1945. Signed "Jose Garcia Villa"
4. TLS, 1p. October 3, 1945. Author seeking Polish translation rights. Signed Terea Wionczek
5. TLS, 1p. on Writers' War Board. Seeking support. October 30, 1942. Signed "Rex Stout"
6. ALS, 2p. March 6, 1945. Signed "Lynne Williams"

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Folder 30 - X Y Z 1942
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 2 fan letters, 2 requests for interviews, 1 letter requesting copyright release for amateur production, 3 letters from actors seeking work, and 1 telegram.
1. ALS, 4p. on U.S.O. stationary. Signed "P.A. Xanthopoulio"
2. Program for Fourth Annual Oriental Concert w/ 2 uncancelled tickets
3. TLS, 2p. January 28, 1942. Requesting performance rights to Sweeney. Signed Peter Xanthos, w/ carbon of Saroyan telegram reply granting permission.
4. Notecard, 2p. on letterhead. w/ copy of her Who's Who entry. March 2, 1942. Signed "Hazel Z" (Zimmerman)
5. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. May 15, 1942. Signed "Sam" (Zimbalist)
6. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. August 2, 1942. Signed "Adour H. Yacoubian" w/ news clipping of his entomology research and dictionary

 

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Folder 1
1. 3 circulars to Carol Saroyan, circa 1944.
2. Holograph notes in pencil on sheets from notepad. Approximately 60p.- computations, addresses, random thoughts.
3. Notepad, circa 1944. Approximately 20p. story notes, titles, computations, addresses.

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Folder 2 - 1940
Dramatists Guild Agreement - 1946, 1 news clipping, ticket stub, 2 baseball pamphlets, and 7 envelopes addressed to Saroyan, circa 1941-47

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Folder 3 - 1940
1 news clipping, 5 envelopes, 2 pamphlets, 1 fan letter, 7 circulars, 2 solicitations, 1 postcard (signed "Irwin"), 1 postcard (blank), 1 copy Weekly Country-Wide Football Forecast - October 15, 1949, and The Herald Tribune Book News - June 25, 1948.

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Folder 4 - A
Correspondence to Saroyan, circa 1943-48, papers damaged by rust. Also includes 4 fan letters, 3 solicitations, 1 telegram, 1 news clipping from reviewer, 2 thank you letters, 2 invitations, and 2 circulars.
1. TLS- 7 letters. 1943-48 Signed "lou" (Adelman)
2. ALS, 1p. to "Mrs. Saroyan" June 27, 1944. Signed "W. Aharonian"
3. Royalty statement on Office of Military Government for Germany (US) stationary, March 24, 1948
4. TLS, 2p. w/ program for The Barrel Organ. April 9, 1948. Signed "Lou Adelman"
5. TLS, 2p. on The American Actors Company stationary. seeking collaboration. November 11, 1940. Signed "Joseph G. Sullivan" w/ holograph notes by Saroyan.
6. TLS, 1p. to "Mrs. Saroyan" April, 18 1944. Signed "W. Aharonian"

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Folder 5 - B
Correspondence to Saroyan circa 1943 - 47. Also includes 7 fan letters, 2 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, 1 solicitation, 3 letters of invitation, 1 postcard, l letter requesting contributions to periodical, and 2 Christmas cards.
1. TLS, 2p. on University of Minnesota stationary. Analysis of Jim Dandy. Signed "Eric Bentley" w/ postcard & carbon of Saroyan reply, 2p.
2. Travel Authorization on Office of War Information stationary. August 4, 1944.
W/ receipts.
3. ALS, 3p. on Big Spring Inn stationary w/ envelope. February 8, 1943. Signed "Loraine Brown"
4. ALS, 7 letters - 15p. circa 1947 Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian) w/ clipping from Yank.
5. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. Re: lease for house at Mill Neck. September 3, 1946Signed "Ralph Bloom"
6. TLS, 3p. June 13, 1945. Signed "Mardie"
7. TLS, 1p. Signed "Bill Branham"

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Folder 6 - Wilfred Barton
Correspondence to William Saroyan from Wilfred Kyburz Wrenn Barton, a schoolteacher from North Powder, Oregon who formed an obsessive attraction to Saroyan, leading to an extensive, one-way correspondence. Includes 39 letters, 2 postcards, and 1 telegram. - October, 1942 - March 1943

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Folder 7 - Wilfred Barton
Correspondence to William Saroyan from Wilfred Kyburz Wrenn Barton. 35 letters, 14 postcards, 1 telegram and 1 greeting card - circa 1941 - 1943. Also
includes reprint of Life Magazine article, November 18, 1942, on Saroyan.

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Folder 8 - C
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944-45. Also includes 5 fan letters, 2 invitations, 1 solicitation, and 2 postcards.
1. TLS, 2p. on letterhead. July 15, 1945. Signed "Jim" (Chinello)
2. TLS, 1p. on Random House stationary. to "Edwin Cole" w/ holograph note, Signed
"Edwin Cole"
3. 3. Envelope w/ al capp logo

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Folder 9 - D
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944-45. Also includes 1 fan letter, 1 laundry bill, and 1 letter requesting copyright release for amateur production in Spanish.
1. ALS, 3p. November 12, 1940. Signed "Eddie Dowling", insect damage
2. TLS, 1p.. Re: proposed film of Time of Your Life. January 29, 1943Signed "David Diamond"
3. TLS(Carbon), 1p. on Harcourt, Brace and Company stationary. re: publication of Dear Baby. July 19, 1944. Signed "Herbert"
4. TLS, 1p. on Dorrance and Company stationary. re: Ten Commandments for Playwrights. November 28, 1940. Signed "Gordon Dorrance"
5. TLS, 2p. w/ poem. May 20, 1944. Signed "Leslie Daiken"
6. ALS, 1p.on letterhead. January 9, 1943. Signed "Captain Daniels"

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Folder 10 - E
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944-45. Also includes 1 letter from author seeking criticism of his work, 1 letter requesting copyright release for theatrical production, and 2 solicitations.
1. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. April 19, 1944. Signed "Sam Elkins"
2. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope. Re: screenplay of The Human Comedy. November 23, 1942. Signed "Howard Estabrook"

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Folder 11 - F
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944-49. Also includes 1 fan letter, 2 Christmas cards, 1 wedding invitation, 1 news clipping, 1 wedding card, and 1 letter of invitation to an International Youth Meeting
1. TLS, 2p. w/ envelope. April 13, 1944. Signed "Phil" (Freund)
2. TLS, 6p. Signed "Don" (Freeman)
3. Typed Proof, 1p. Review of The Trouble with Tigers. Signed "James Farber"
4. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. February 19, 1949. Signed "Don & Lyn" (Freeman)
5. TLS, 1p. on Harcourt, Brace & Company stationary. September 6, 1944. Signed "Eleanor Fish"
6. Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 3p. "My Dream by Blanka"

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Folder 12 - G
5 fan letters, 1 letter from author seeking criticism of his poem, 1 letter from author who wishes to collaborate on a play, 1 invitation to cocktails, 1 Christmas card
1 solicitation.

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Folder 13 - H
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1943-47. Also includes 7 fan letters, 2 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, 1 invitation to lecture, 1 solicitation, 1 large envelope, and 2 postcards
1. Royalty statement from Harcourt, Brace and Company - December 31, 1943
2. ALS, 2p. April 19, 1947. Signed "Arthur Hunicutt" paper damaged by rust
3. Income statement from Harcourt, Brace and Company - 1942

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Folder 14 - I
Telegram, 1p. March 1, 1943. Seeking photographs for Life article. Signed in type "Dennis Flanagan". Paper damaged by rust.

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Folder 15 - J
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1943-47. Also includes 5 fan letters, and 1 Christmas card. Paper damaged by rust.
1. TLS,1p. February 24. Signed "Kaye, the lover"
2. Telegram, 1p. March 3, 1943. Signed "Georgie Jessel"
3. ALS, 1p. December 16, 1947. Signed "Wesley Jackson" (James Costigan)

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Folder 16 - K
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944 - 48. Also includes 6 fan letters, and 1 letter seeking lecture engagements. Papers damaged by rust.
1. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope. March 12, 1947. Signed "Michael Kosturick"
2. TLS, 1p. Alien seeking sponsorship in U. S. April 13, 1948. Signed "Nubar Keshishian" - 6 copies
3. TLS, 1p. on Hairenik Association stationary. February 6, 1944. Signed "James (Mandalian)
4. TLS, 1p. on Faber and Faber stationary. re: proofs of Razzle-Dazzle. September 26, 1944. Signed "Renee King"

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Folder 17 - L
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942 - 47. Also includes 2 fan letters, 3 Christmas cards, 2 promotions for clipping services, 2 notices of venue change for pianist.
1. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. October 5, 1942. Signed "Leonard Lyons"
2. TLS, 1p. on A. and S. Lyons stationary. February 26, 1947. Signed "Ned Brown"
3. TLS, 1p. on A. and S. Lyons stationary. February 26, 1947. Signed "Arthur" (Lyons)
4. TLS, 1p. on Stage Door Canteen stationary. January 20, 1943. Signed "Sol Lesser"
w/ carbon of Tallulah Bankhead speech
5. TLS, 1p. on Stage Door Canteen stationary. January 19, 1943. Signed "Sol Lesser"
6. ALS, 1p. on Dance Players Inc. stationary. Signed "Gene Loring"
7. TLS, 1p. on New York Times Book Review stationary August 23, 1944. Signed "Patricia Lambert"
8. Article clipped from This Week Magazine, August 8, 1948. "Did You Ever See a Fungo?" by Sylvia R. Lyons

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Folder 18 - M
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1943 - 47. Also includes 11 fan letters, 8 greeting cards, 4 telegrams, 2 invitations, and 1 letter from author suggesting a collaboration with Saroyan.
1. TLS, 2 letters. September 1948 from "Eyre and Spottswoode Publishing. Signed "Fern"
2. ALS, 1p. on Penny Newman Grain Co. stationary. June 3, 1945 Signed "Yep" (Moradian)
3. TLS, 1p. on Harcourt, Brace & Company stationary. February 13, 1943. Signed in type "Frank Morley"
4. TLS, 1p. on Restaurant Francais stationary. March 16, 1943. Signed "Ercole Marchisio"
5. TLS, 1p. on Penny Newman Grain Co. stationary. March 2, 1947 Signed "Yep" (Moradian)
6. ALS, 2p. on Penny Newman Grain Co. stationary. January 13, 1943 Signed "Yep" (Moradian)
7. TLS, 1p. September 30, 1941. re: Thomas Wolfe. Signed "Doreen McCaskill"
8. ALS, 1p. December 22, 1944. Signed "Hargin" (McCauley)
9. TLS, 1p. on Book of the Month Club stationary. January 29, 1943. Signed "Leo Mishkin"
10. ALS, 1p. January 20, 1943. Signed "Zabe" (Saroyan Papazian)
11. TLS, 1p. August 15, 1944. Signed "J. Missakian"
12. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. Re: Spanish copyright request August 23, 1944. Signed "Harold Matson"
13. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. September 9, 1944. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson)
14. TLS, 1p. on Matson and Duggan stationary July 18, 1944. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson)
15. ALS, 2p. on Penny Newman Grain Co. stationary. September 7, 1943 Signed "Yep" (Moradian)

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Folder 19 - N
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944 - 45. Includes 4 fan letters, 1 Christmas card, and 3 solicitations.

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Folder 20 - O
TLS, 1p. on U. S. Naval Training stationary. re: placement of Kirk Minasian. March 27, 1947. Signed "G. J. O' Brien". Also Includes 4 fan letters, 1 letter from an author seeking work, 1 letter requesting funds, 3 letters from actors seeking work, 1 telegram, and 1 greeting card.

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Folder 21 - P
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944 - 45. Also includes 1 thank you letter, 1 engraved invitation, 8 fan letters, 1 letter from an author seeking translation work, 3 greeting cards, 2 letters requesting copyright release for amateur productions, and 2 solicitations.
1. TLS, 2p. on Office of War Information stationary. re: contribution to anthology. February 19, 1944. Signed "Frederic Prokosch"
2. TLS, 1p. January 28, 1943. Signed "Jacquelin"
3. ALS - 2 letters January/February 1943 Signed "Walter Papazian" Heavily damaged
4. ALS, 3p. March 10, 1943. Signed "Zabe" (Saroyan Papazian)
5. ALS, 1p. March 9, 1943. Signed "Barbara P" (Papazian)
6. ALS, 2p. April 28, 1942. Signed "Walter Papazian"
7. ALS, 2p. August 27, 1943. Signed "Zabe" (Saroyan Papazian)
8. TLS, 4 letters on Lucky Strike Brokerage Co. stationary. September - November 1943. Signed "Walter Papazian"
9. ALS, 1p. January 15, 1944. Signed "Gilbert Papazian"
10. ALS, 3p. January 29, 1944. Signed "Gloria" (Papazian)
11. ALS, 2p. January 17, 1944. Signed "Zabe" (Saroyan Papazian)
12. TLS, 1p. on A. D. Peters Play Agent stationary. re: Swedish rights August 16, 1944. Signed "A. D. Peters"
13. ALS, 2p. May 15, 1944. Signed "Zabe" (Saroyan Papazian)
14. ALS, 2p. (page 1 missing) Signed "Walter Papazian"

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Folder 22 - Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham
Correspondence to William Saroyan on Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham stationary, British agents for Saroyan material, circa 1941 - 47. Includes approximately 20 letters and 1 telegram on business matters. Also includes receipts, royalty statements, forwarded correspondence from authors, and bank statements.

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Folder 23 - R
1. TLS, 1p. w/ returned envelope to "Senor Aaron Cupit" September 2, 1943. Signed "William Saroyan"
2. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope to "Aram" Signed "Ansen Rashmasian"
3. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. October 26, 1947. Signed "Peggy Rea"
4. TLS, 2p. on letterhead. Re: producing "Sam Ergo's House" Signed "Elecktra vD. Rosanska"
5. TLS, 3p. on M.G.M. stationary w/ envelope. July 7, 1944. Signed "Peggy Rea"

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Folder 24 - S
Family correspondence to William and Carol Saroyan, circa 1942 - 47. Also includes 14 fan letters, 5 telegrams, 2 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, 3 greeting cards, 1 baby announcement, 2 invitations to speak, and 6 solicitations.
1. TLS, 1p. December 31, 1949. Signed "Ma and Cosette" (Saroyan)
2. TLS, 2p. to "Carol" (Saroyan) February 13, 1945. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
3. TLS, 1p. March 8, 1943. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan)
4. TLS, 3p. May 2. Signed "Ches" (Saroyan)
5. TLS, 11 letters & 6 telegrams July/December, 1943. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan)
6. ALS, 2p. Signed "Ches" (Saroyan)
7. ALS, 3p. on Red Cross stationary. November 23, 1943. Signed "Pvt. Aaron Seidman"
8. TLS, 1p. to "Carol" (Saroyan) January 19, 1944. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
9. ALS, 2p. to "Carol" January 10, 1945. Signed "Henry" (Saroyan)
10. TLS, 1p. to "Carol" (Saroyan) November 30, 1944. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
11. Newsletter, The Sardi Sun, Volume 1, #2. February 1943, 4p.
12. TLS, 1p. on Harry Sobol & Ted Hartman stationary. Signed "Harry Sobol"
13. ALS, 2p. August 20, 1945. Signed "Mehran" (Saroyan)
14. TLS, 1p. January 27, 1943. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
15. TLS, 1p. on Mona Lisa Personality Modes stationary. September 17, 1941. Signed "Mehran"
16. TLS, 1p. February 28, 1947. Signed "Mark" (Marvin) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply. Heavily damaged.
17. TLS, 1p. on Penny Newman Grain Co. stationary. March 16, 1947 Signed "Yep" (Moradian) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply. Heavily damaged.
18. TLS(Carbon) - 6 letters. Copies of Saroyan reply to various corespondents March 17, 1947. Heavily damaged.
19. ALS, 4p. March 7, 1947. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan) Heavily damaged.
20. ALS, 2 letters - 7p. March 1947 Signed "Mehran" (Saroyan) Heavily damaged.
21. ALS, 2p. March 21, 1947. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan) Heavily damaged.
22. TLS, 2p. April 23, 1947. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan) Damaged.
23. TLS, 1p. January 9, 1942. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan)
24. ALS, 2p. March 10, 1947. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan) Heavily damaged.

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Folder 25 - T
TLS, 3 letters 1945 - 47. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian). Also includes 1 greeting card and 2 fan letters

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Folder 26 - Theatre Pieces
News clippings of Saroyan productions, 6p. (one w/ holograph annotations by Saroyan)

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Folder 27 - V
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944 - 49. Includes 2 fan letters and a solicitation from The Virginia Quarterly.

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Folder 28
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944 - 49. Includes 6 fan letters, 3 letters from periodicals seeking contributions, 3 news clippings, 5 solicitations, 1 letter from an author seeking criticism on her work, 1 Christmas card, and a prospectus for Wolaroi College.

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Folder 29 - X Y Z
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1946 - 48. Includes 2 fan letters and 1 solicitation.

 

 

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Folder 1
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa1942. Also includes 3 greeting cards, 10 telegrams, 9 fan letters, 1 letter from an actor seeking a part, 1 post card, and 6 coat check receipts.
1. ALS, 2p. Signed "Zabe" (Saroyan Papazian) Paper damaged by rust and tears
2. ALS, 2p. Signed "J." Paper damaged by rust and tears
3. TLS, 1p. January 17, 1942. Signed "Phil"
4. ALS, 2p. February 28, 1942. Signed "Tommy"
5. ALS, 2p. to "Paso" Signed. "Martez" w/ postscript signed "Flatie"
6. TLS, 1p. w/ limericks. Signed "Tronr"
7. TLS, 4p. July 26, 1942. Signed "Bob"
8. ALS, 3 letters, 8p. on Hotel Mellen stationary. October 1942. Signed Carol (Marcus)
9. ALS, 1p. on Hotel Algonquin stationary. March 22, 1943. Signed "Martin"
10. TLS, 1p. April 13 Signed "Chuk (John Lang)"

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Folder 2 - A
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942. Also includes 12 fan letters, 1 Christmas card, 7 solicitations, 1 photograph, and 2 postcards of books available for purchase.
1. ALS, 1p. December 22, 1943. Signed "W. Aharonian."
2. TLS, 1p. on Arthur Murray School of Dancing stationary. May 23, 1942. . Signed "Tronr"
3. TLS, 1p. on Red Cross stationary. w/ holograph (prose) manuscript, 5p. "Sweating it Out" Signed "Ed Banville"

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Folder 3 - B
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942 - 45. Also includes 20 fan letters, l letter requesting copyright release for amateur theatrics, 1 invoice, 1 post card, 2 Christmas cards, 4 solicitations, 1 letter from magazine requesting contributions, and 1 letter from an author seeking criticism of her poetry.
1. ALS, 3 letter, 5p. 1942. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian)
2. ALS, 1p. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian)
3. TLS, 2p. December 1, 1942. Signed "Robert Breen"
4. TLS, 1p. on British Broadcasting Corporation stationary. January 2, 1945. Signed "Ricahard Bosewell"
5. TLS, 4 letters, 6p. on British Broadcasting Corporation stationary. January, 1945. Signed "Grace Wyndham Goldie"
6. TLS, 1p. December 1, 1944. Re: translation of Saroyan. Signed "Sahag Balekjian"
7. TLS, 1p. to "Mrs. Saroyan" April 21, 1944. Re: translation of Saroyan. Signed "Sahag Balekjian"
8. TLS(Photocopy), 1p. April 5, 1944. Signed "Uncle Dick" (D. H. Bagdasarian)
9. TLS, 1p. on Harcourt, Brace and Company stationary. re: proposed books July 7, 1943. Signed "Donald Brace"
10. Program for Romeo and Juliet August 21 w/ holograph notations
11. TLS,1p. May 9, 1944. Signed "D. H. Bagdasarian"
12. TLS, 2p. on Books of the Sea stationary. re: lecture May 24, 1944. Signed "Alice Street"

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Folder 4 - C
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942 - 45. Also includes 12 fan letters, l letter
inviting Saroyan to lecture, 1 Christmas card, 1 letter requesting contributions, 3 postcards, 2 telegrams, 6 solicitations and 1 membership card in The Churchill Club.
1. ALS, 7 letters, 72 p. 1942 - 43. Obsessive fan mail. Signed "Emma Chapmany"
2. ALS, 2p. on Hotel Piccadilly stationary re: theatre project. Signed "John Caffrey"
3. TLS, 2p. re: theatre project. Signed "John Gordon Caffrey"
4. TLS, 1p. October 28, 1942. Signed "Claire Crawford" w/ news clippings of her article on Saroyan from Boston Daily Globe

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Folder 5 - D
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1940 - 44. Also includes 11 fan letters, 2 letters containing a questionnaire on Armenian writers, 1 engraved invitation to cocktails, 1 shipping notice from Avon books, and 1 telegram from David Diamond.
1. TLS, 1p. on Democratic National Committee stationary. Solicitation. October 1, 1940. Signed "Eddie Dowling"
2. ALS, 2p. November 23, 1944. Signed "Reed" (DeKouen)

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Folder 6 - E
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942 - 45. Also includes 4 fan letters, l letter requesting permission for publication, 2 solicitations and 1 Christmas card.
1. ALS, 5p. January 10, 1943. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
2. TLS, 1p. October 18, 1949. Request for reference. Signed "Sam Elkins"

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Folder 7 - F
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1943 - 49. Also includes 7 fan letters, l letter from an actor seeking work, 1 Christmas card, 2 telegrams, 1 invitation to dinner, 1 invitation to lecture, 1 letter from a literary agent, and 2 solicitations.
1. ALS, 2p. w/ envelope on Hotel Algonquin stationary. Signed "Don" (Freeman)
2. TLS, 2p. May 13, 1944. Signed "Phil Freund"
3. TLS, 1p. w/ clipping. Notification of election to the Eugene Field Society.
4. ALS, 1p. from author of the hymn "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" Signed "Edith R. Friend"
5. TLS, 1p. on Army Service Forces stationary. re: duties in service. January 6, 1944. Signed "Max Flowers"
6. TLS, 3p. on Samuel French stationary. Re: copyright concerns. Signed in type "Samuel French"

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Folder 8 - G
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942 - 45. Also includes 4 fan letters, l letter requesting tickets, 1 request for an interview, 1 get well card, 1 war-time pen-pal letter, 2 telegrams, and 2 postcards.
1. ALS, 2p. on The Lambs stationary. re: magazine article. Signed "Taylor Graves"
2. Photograph w/ reorder slip from Gaiety Photographers
3. TLS, 1p. on Harcourt, Brace and Co. stationary. April 10, 1942. Signed "Robert Giroux"
4. TLS, 1p. to "Editors" re: Get Away Old Man. April 26, 1944. Signed "John Gassner

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Folder 9 - H
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942 - 45. Also includes 10 fan letters, l solicitation, 2 Christmas cards, and 2 telegrams,
1. Photographs, 6p. play production shots
2. TLS, 1p. November 26. Signed "Pitt" (Herbert)
3. ALS, 6 letters, 8. on letterhead April/ November 1943. Re: Armenian translation Signed "M. Hampar"
4. TLS, 1p. on Harcourt, Brace and Co. stationary. re: Publication rights. February 12, 1944. Signed "Catherine McCarthy"
5. ALS, 2 letters, 2p. January 1943. Signed "Lewis Howard"
6. TLS, 1p. on Hairenik Association stationary. December 16, 1943. Signed "James"
7. TLS, 1p. on Harcourt, Brace and Co. stationary. re: Publication schedule. January 14, 1944. Signed "Robert Devin"
8. TLS, 1p. September 11, 1948. Signed "Pitt" (Herbert)

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Folder 10 - I
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1 thank you card and 1 solicitation.

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Folder 11 - J
Correspondence to William Saroyan from Aram D. Johnson. Also includes 1 Christmas card, 3 solicitations, and 6 fan letters.
1. ALS, 1p. on letterhead. w/ enclosed check. July 19, 1943. Signed "Aram D. Johnson"
2. ALS, 1p. on letterhead. October 28, 1949. Signed "Aram D. Johnson"

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Folder 12 - K
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1936 - 48. Also includes 1 solicitation, 1 wedding invitation, 1 letter from an author seeking criticism of his work, 1 letter from an actor seeking work, 8 fan letters, 1 letter seeking copyright release for amateur production, and 1 telegram.
1. ALS, 1p. w/ enclosed check. July 26, 1943. Signed "Martin" (Kalayogian)
2. ALS, 1p. May 10, 1943. Signed "Martin" (Kalayogian)
3. ALS, 1p. on H. Kelikian, M. D. letterhead. May, 20, 1936. Signed "S. Gasper"
4. ALS, 1p. on Bryant Book Shop stationary. December 9, 1943. Signed "Jack Kaipf"
5. TLS, 1p. Alien seeking sponsorship in U. S. April 13, 1948. Signed "Nubar Keshishian"

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Folder 13 - L
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1942 - 48. Also includes2 Christmas cards, 1 letter from an author seeking criticism of her poetry, 1 solicitation, 1 letter from actress seeking work, 7 fan letters, 1 telegram, and 1 letter requesting contributions.
1. TLS, 2 letters on letterhead. January, 1943. Signed "Sam" (Leve)
2. ALS, 1p. w/ news clipping of production, "Leo to Make History Here Tonight" Signed "Sam" (Leve)
3. Monthly Stock Digest, November 1947
4. News clippings, "The Lyons Den" April 1942.

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Folder 14 - M
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1943 - 44. Also includes 19 fan letters, 2 solicitations, 8 invitations, 1 telegram, 3 Christmas cards, 1 letter requesting copyright release, 2 letters seeking contributions, and 1 receipt for books purchased.
1. TLS, 19 letters, 19p. on Harcourt, Brace and Company stationary. February-October 1943. re: Publishing business related to The Human Comedy. Signed "Frank" (Morley)
2. ALS, 7p. w/ envelope. May 1, 1944. Signed "Albert Lewis Mozuraitis"
3. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. Signed "Archie" (Minasian)
4. Holograph (Prose) Manuscript, 3p. "The Human Comedy by William Saroyan" Signed "Pat Matthews"
5. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. November 21, 1944. Signed "Julie Medlock"
6. ALS, 1p. August 17, 1943. Signed "Frank" (Morley) (editor at Harcourt Brace0
7. TLS, 2 letters, 4p. on Modern Reading stationary. April/May 1944. Signed "Reginald Moore"
8. ALS, 4p. April 12, 1944. Signed "Rosheen"
9. TLS, 2p. May 29, 1943. Re: production of My Heart's in the Highlands by The Unnamed Society. Signed "A. D. Peters"
10. TLS, 1p.. on Harcourt, Brace and Company stationary. Signed "Catherine McCarthy"
11. TLS, 1p.. on Harcourt, Brace and Company stationary. Signed "S. Spencer Scott"
12. TLS, 1p. December 7, 1944. Signed "Eleanore"
13. TLS, 1p. on Avon Book Company stationary. re: publishing. May 2, 1944. Signed "Joseph Meyers"
14. TLS, 1p. July 5, 1944. Signed "Mardie"
15. TLS, 1p. on Hotel Chelsea stationary. October 16, 1943. Signed "Arthur Mann"
16. TLS, 1p. on A. N. Marquis stationary. re: Who's Who. Signed "Wheeler Sammons"
17. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. January 11, 1944. Signed "Harold Matson"
18. ALS,1p. on letterhead. Signed "Jack" (Mehler)
19. TLS, 2p. Signed "Leonard McDonald"
20. TLS, 1p. on Ohio State University stationary. w/ program. re: production of Jim Dandy. Signed "John H. McDowell"
21. TLS, 1p. on Manning, Maxwell & Moore stationary. October 8, 1942. Signed "Dorothy"

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Folder 15
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1943 - 44. Also includes 2 letters requesting contributions, 7 invitations, 1 Christmas card, 2 fan letters, 2 postcards, 3 solicitations, 4telegrams, and 3 receipts for books purchased
1. ALS, 2p. to "Mrs. Saroyan" re: translation of My Name is Aram December 11, 1943.
Signed "W. Aharonian."
2. TLS, 2 letters, 2p. on Harold Matson letterhead re: publishing business Signed "Harold Matson"
3. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. December 12, 1944. Signed "A. D. Peters"
4. ALS, 1p. October 23, 1944. Signed "Dorothy"
5. TLS(Carbon), 3p. December 1944. re: Italian edition of The Human Comedy. Signed "Laurence Pollinger"
6. TLS, 1p. March 31, 1944. re: British edition of The Human Comedy. Signed "Laurence Pollinger"
7. TLS, 1p. on Faber and Faber stationary. w/ sales report of Saroyan properties. March 27, 1944. Signed " Morley Kennedy"
8. TLS, 1p. on Faber and Faber stationary. March 16, 1944. Signed " Geoffrey Faber"
9. TLS, 3 letters on Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham stationary. March/ June1944. Re: publishing business. Signed by various officers.
10. TLS, 2p. April 20, 1944. Signed "J. Missakian"
11. TLS, 6 letters, 8p. on Harold Matson letterhead re: publishing business Signed "Harold Matson"
12. TLS (Carbon), 1p. May 18, 1944. Signed "Leonard Davis" - 2 copies
13. TLS, 1p. on Yank stationary. January 15, 1944. Signed "Joe McCarthy"
14. TLS, 1p. on Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stationary. re: academy award for The Human Comedy. May 16, 1944. Signed "Margaret Gledhill"
15. TLS, 6 letters, 6p. on Harcourt, Brace and Company stationary. January - July 1944.
Signed by various officers.

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Folder 16 - Business Mail
Business correspondence to William Saroyan, May - December, 1943. Primarily letters from agents representing Saroyan and from his publishing companies with enclosures such as receipts, royalty statements, query letters, and copyright requests. Primary correspondents are 61 letters from Harold Matson (Matson & Duggan), 21 letters from Frank Morley (Harcourt, Brace and Company), 17 letters from Harenik Association, 9 letters from Maurice J. Speiser (Attorney), and 3 letters from Avon Books. Also included are 12 telegrams, 3 requests for contributions, 3 invitations, 16 solicitations, and 11 copyright requests.
1. Contract, 4 copies. On Loew's Incorporated Imprint. For The Human Comedy.
February 25, 1943.
2. TLS, 1p. on Harper's stationary w/ contents page. December 13, 1943. Signed "Mary Louise Aswell"
3. ALS, 1p. November 6, 1943. Signed "Assadoor" w/ Typed (Prose) Manuscript of "Three Armenian Folk Tales", 7p.
4. TLS, 1p. w/ news clipping. August 16, 1943. Signed "Barbara" (Papazian)
5. TLS, 8p. "Memo to William Saroyan" Signed in type R. L. W.
6. TLS, 1p. on Yank stationary. June 17, 1943. Signed "Allen Churchill"
7. ALS, 1p. on letterhead. April 20, 1943. Signed "M. Hampar"
8. TLS, 1p. on The New Yorker stationary. March 2, 1943. Signed "Ted"
9. TLS, 2p. on H. C. Nahigian & Sons stationary. May 13, 1943. Signed "H. C. Nahigian"
10. TLS, 1p. on Claire Wallace stationary. w/ transcript of "They tell me…" radio show. July 19, 1943. Signed "Claire Wallace"

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Folder 17 - N
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1942. Also includes 9 solicitations, 5 fan letters, 1 letter requesting an interview, 2 telegrams, 1 letter from actor seeking work,
1. Holograph note on card. Signed "Sam Goldwyn"
2. TLS, 1p. September 11, 1942. Signed "A. Nancy Nahigian"
3. TLS, 1p. on M. G. M. stationary. May 7, 1942. Signed "Sloan Nibley"
4. TLS, 1p. on Nakashian's Interior Decorators stationary. w/ news clipping - review of Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze April 21, 1942
5. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. March 3, 1942. Signed "Mickey" (Marshall Neilan)
6. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope. February 27, 1942. Signed "Mickey" (Marshall Neilan)
7. TLS, 8 letters Ballots for National Institute of Arts and Letters
8. TLS, 4 letters. on The New York Public Library stationary. requests for manuscripts.

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Folder 18 - O
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1943 - 44, includes 2 fan letters.

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Folder 19 - P
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1942 - 45. Also includes 3 greeting cards, 11 fan letters, 1 letter requesting contributions, 2 telegrams, 1 letter requesting copyright release, and 1 wedding invitation.
1. ALS, 1p. January 13, 1945. Signed "Zabe" (Saroyan Papazian)
2. ALS, 1p. November 19, 1942. Signed "Barbara P." (Papazian)
3. ALS, 1p. November 18, 1942. Signed "Barbara P." (Papazian)
4. TLS, 2 letters on Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham stationary. December 1943. Signed "Nancy Pearn"
5. Enlisted Man's Temporary Pass, Signed "William Saroyan"
6. ALS, 2p. on San Rafael Military Academy stationary. Signed "Gillie" (Papazian)
7. ALS, 3p. March 6, 1942. Signed "Barbara"(Papazian)
8. TLS, 1p. April 21, 1944. Signed "Jackie" (Papazian)
9. TLS, 2p. on Pasadena Playhouse stationary. w/ playbill August 8, 1949. Signed "Mary Wing"
10. TLS (Carbon), 1p. w/ holograph notations. to "Charles Pashayan" October 11, 1948.
Signed "Bill Saroyan"

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Folder 20 - Q
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1942 - 43, includes 3 fan letters.

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Folder 21 - R
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1943 - 44.
1. TLS, 1p. July 23, 1948. Signed "Gerald Russell"
2. Royalty statement. Random House Inc. October 31, 1943.
3. TLS, 2p. on Russell Birdwell stationary. January 14, 1943. Signed "Stanley" (Rose)
4. TLS, 2p. on Stanley Rose Bookshop stationary. Signed "Stanley" (Rose)
5. ALS, 2p. on Marion Square stationary. Signed "Jerry R." (Reisfield)
6. ALS, 2 letters. Signed "Al Rilarjian"
7. ALS, 1p. December 1, 1942. To "Barney" signed "Sarah"

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Folder 22 - S
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1930 - 48. Also includes 26 fan letters, 5 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, 1 receipt, 4 greeting cards, 5 telegrams, and 2 solicitations.
1. TLS(Carbon), 1p. on Hotel Fresno stationary. to "Pollinger" August 10, 1948.
Signed "Bill Saroyan"
2. ALS, 2p. to "Carol( (Saroyan) February 17, 1945. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
3. TLS, 4 letters. on The Navarro stationary. September/October 1930. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan) Insect damage.
4. TLS, 2p. October 9, 1946. Signed "Cheslie (Saroyan)
5. TLS, 2p. April 27, 1944. Signed "Uncle Aram" (Saroyan)
6. TLS, 2p..March 17, 1943. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan) Insect damage.
7. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Nathan" June 19, 1942. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
8. TLS,1p. on The New York Public Library stationary. requests for manuscripts March 31, 1942. w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
9. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to Time, Inc. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
10. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to The New York Times. April 29, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
11. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Nathan" (George Jean Nathan) April 27, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
12. Telegram, 1p. September 3, 1949. Signed in type "Margery Vosper" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
13. TLS(Carbon), 4p. to "Arthur Mann". September 7, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
14. ALS, 1p. on Mona Lisa Dress Shoppe stationary April 1, 1930. Signed "John" (Saroyan)
15. TLS, 2p. December 13, 1944. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan)
16. ALS, 2p. 1944. re: French translation of Little Children. Signed "Jacques Silberfield"
17. Poster, 1p. The Human Comedy. w/ letter testimonial.
18. TLS, 1p. on Faber and Faber stationary April 17, 1944 w/ holograph (Prose) manuscript on reverse, April 24, 1944
19. Menu, Simpson's in the Strand. w/ holograph notes on reverse.
20. TLS, 1p. March 24, 1944. Signed "Henry" (Saroyan)
21. ALS, 4P. May 22, 1944. Signed "Betty" (Saroyan)
22. TLS, 1p. February 21, 1944. Signed "Henry" (Saroyan)
23. TLS, 1p. May 4, 1944. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan)
24. TLS, 2p. May 2, 1944. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
25. ALS, 1p. April 9, 1944. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
26. TLS, 1p. November 7, 1942. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan) Insect damage.
27. TLS, 1p. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan) Insect damage.
28. TLS, 1p. October 30, 1942. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan) Insect damage.
29. TLS, 2 letters on Maurice J. Speiser letterhead. December 1943/January 1944 Signed "Maurice J. Speiser"

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Folder 23 - Story
Correspondence to William Saroyan from Story Magazine, 1941 - 42, includes 18 letters on Story and The Story Press stationary, signed "Whit" (Burnett), some w/ carbons of Saroyan replies.

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Folder 24 - T
TLS, 1p. on letterhead to "Carol" (Saroyan) October 5, 1944. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian). Also includes 1 Christmas card, 1 letter requesting an audition, 7 fan letters, 1 letter from an actor seeking work, 1 letter of recommendation for a producer, and a brochure from Tiffany and Company.

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Folder 25 - U
TLS(Carbon), 1p. November 17, 1945. Offer of real estate properties in St. Helena. Signed "C. W. Davis"

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Folder 26 - V
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1943 - 1948. Also includes 10 fan letters, 1 postcard from an author seeking criticism of his poetry, 1 solicitation, and 1 telegram.

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Folder 27 - W
Correspondence to William Saroyan, includes 1 letter requesting copyright release, 2 Christmas cards, fan letters
1. ALS, 3p. on Hotel El Mirador stationary. February 4. Signed "Betty Wharton"
2. Menu, Walt Whitman School, November 8, 1948.

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Folder 28 - X Y Z
1. ALS, 2p. May 17, 1944. Signed "Louise Zanineth"
2. TLS, 2p. on letterhead Offering sale of painting. Signed "Dorothy Yaghjian"
3. Certificate, Annual Member, Laboratory of Anthropology

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Folder 29
TLS, 2p. May 21, 1941. Signed in type "Fred Nassar" w/ Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 19p. School essay on William Saroyan.

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Folder 30
Memorabilia, circa 1942 - 44, from Saroyan visit to London, includes movie tickets, theatre programs, business cards, maps, pamphlets, news clippings, receipts, menus, envelopes, etc.
1. Pamphlet, 16p. "To Solve the German Problem - A Free State?" by Upton Sinclair
2. Pamphlet, 31p. "Things you see when you haven't got a gun"
3. Official election war ballot w/ envelope
4. Faber and Faber Book Catalog, Autumn 1943
5. Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 5p. "Soviet Armenia"

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Folder 31
1. Catalog, San Rafael Military Academy, No. Q. w/ holograph notations.
2. Proof pages, 19p. Preface to Razzle-Dazzle
3. Holograph list, 4p. Book titles w/ authors

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Folder 32
Memorabilia, circa 1949, Las Vegas, Nevada. Includes theatre programs, business cards, postcards, hotel brochures, betting slips, envelopes, napkins, holograph notes, receipts, phone messages, etc.

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Folder 33 - Harcourt Brace
Business documents, circa 1942. Includes royalty statements and sales receipts from Harcourt, Brace, and Company.
1. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Bob" (Robert Giroux) April 28, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
2. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Frank Morley" April 21, 1942. Signed in type "William Saroyan"
3. TLS, 1p. on Harcourt, Brace, and Company stationary. April 20, 1942. Signed "Midred Salivar"

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Folder 34
Includes 10 fan letters, circa 1943 and one paper bag.

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Folder 35
News clippings, circa 1944-1959, 10p.

 

Box 9

Folder 1
Correspondence to William Saroyan, 1943 - 44. Also includes 2 photographs, 2 news clippings, 1 pamphlet, 1 circular, and 2 postcards.
1. TLS, 1p. on letterhead w/ envelope. June 16, 1944. Signed "Ann Watkins"
2. TLS, 1p. on letterhead w/ envelope. March 6, 1944. Signed "Bettie Nehoff"
3. ALS, 1p. July 27, 1944. Signed "D. Wilson"
4. TLS, 1p. on Pearn, Polinger & Higham stationary. September 11, 1944. Royalty statements. Signed "William Webb"
5. Typed(Prose) Manuscript, 3p. "William Saroyan, A Living Legend"
6. TLS, 1p. to "Miss Watson" Signed "William Saroyan"
7. ALS, 3p. w/ envelope. May 23, 1944. Signed "M. V. Sarkisian"
8. ALS, 1p. June 25, 1944. Signed "Hampar" (Kelikian)
9. TLS, 2p. w/ news clipping. April 16, 1944. Signed in type "Don Freeman"

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Folder 2
Orientation Manual for Writers, Training Film Production Laboratory, Wright Field, Ohio, 38p.

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Folder 3 - Finances 1944
Receipts, phone messages from Hotel Savoy, London, 1944. Saroyan was in the army at this time. Also includes form letters, notices, and pamphlets from the U. S. Army regarding service abroad.

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Folder 4 - Ross
ALS, 22 letters 1944-45. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian) Paper damaged by rust.

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Folder 5 - War
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944. Also includes news clippings, dust jackets, business cards, holograph notes on scraps of paper, theatre programs, ticket stubs, partial drafts of letters, 8 blank postcards, and receipts from Savoy Hotel.
1. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. w/ prisoner of war post card. January 11, 1944. Re: Italian translation. Signed "Harold Matson"
2. TLS, 2p. to "Major General Norman T. Kirk" re: physical ailment Signed in type "William Saroyan.
3. Typed (Prose) Manuscript pages, 7p. "Away from it all" January 6, 1945. Incomplete

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Folder 6 - The war
Holograph notes, 14p. "Subject: Improvement of use of man-power of William Saroyan"

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Folder 7 - W S Holograph
Saroyan correspondence and writing, circa 1944 - 45. Also includes holograph notes on Savoy Hotel London stationary and Cablegram forms.
1. Typed Journal entries, 7p. January - March 1945
2. TL(Carbon),1p. to "Frank Morley" January 24, 1945.
3. TLS(Carbon),2p. to "Donald Brace" October 12, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
4. TLS(Carbon), 2p.to "Cosette" January 24, 1945. Signed in type "Bill"
5. TLS, 1p. to " Frederick Prokosch" March 30, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
6. Typed list, 1p. "The Way to be Alive" Table of contents page.
7. Typed script pages, 2p.
8. AL, 1p. March 28, 1944. To "Ross"

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Folder 8 - Training Film Script
Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 5p. w/ holograph revisions. "Training Film Project 1052: Physical Training: Aviation Cadets" March 5, 1943.

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Folder 9 - Wesley Jackson, Etc.
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944
1. TLS, 2p. to "Florence Buxton" (typist) August 28, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
2. Typed (Prose)Manuscript, 4p. "Hello There"
3. Typed (Prose)Manuscript, 4p. "Away From it All"
4. Typed (Prose)Manuscript(Carbon), 6p. Radio Script for "Away From it All"
5. Typed (Prose)Manuscript, 3p. "William Saroyan, A 'living Legend'"
6. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Ross" August 11, 1944. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
7. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Gilmour Brown" August 11, 1944. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
8. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Hal" (Harold Matson) August 11, 1944. Signed "Bill"
9. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Lambert Davis" August 11, 1944. Signed "Bill"
10. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Hal" (Harold Matson) August 16, 1944. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
11. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Faber and Faber" August 31, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
12. TL(Carbon), 1p. to "Lambert" (Davis) August 31, 1944.
13. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Hal" (Harold Matson) August 31, 1944. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
14. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "George" (Minasian) September 8, 1944. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan) - 2 copies
15. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Commander Agar" September 11. Signed "William Saroyan"
16. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Donald Brace" September 14, 1944. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
17. TL(Carbon), 1p. to "Commander Agar" September 16, 1944.
18. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Cyril Connelly" September 25, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
19. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Lambert Davis" September 26, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
20. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Frank Morley" November 1, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
(this letter to his publisher chronicles the entire scenario for the writing of Wesley
Jackson and the subsequent suppression of the text)
21. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Frank Morley" November 19, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
Folder 10 - New York Post
Correspondence to William Saroyan from Leonard Lyons (columnist), circa 1941
1. TLS,1p. Signed "Len" (Lyons)
2. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. September 5, 1941. Signed "Len" (Lyons)
3. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. w/ news clippings. Signed "Len" (Lyons)
4. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. Signed "Len" (Lyons)
5. TLS, 1p. Signed "Len" (Lyons)
6. TLS, 1p. Signed "Len" (Lyons)
7. Telegram, 1p. June 11, 1941. Signed in type "Michael Todd and Leonard Lyon"
8. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. Signed "Len" (Lyons)
9. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. February 14, 1941. Signed "Sylvia" (Lyons)
10. Telegram, 1p. February 24, 1941. Signed in type "Leonard Lyons"
11. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. February 25, 1941. Signed "Len" (Lyons)
12. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. January 8, 1941. Signed "Conscript #861" (Leonard Lyons)
13. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. Signed "Len" (Lyons)

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Folder 11 - War Papers
Miscellaneous material, circa 1944, including Franc notes, postcards, check register, theatre programs, canceled checks, phone messages, ticket stubs, holograph notes on scraps of paper, royalty statements, I. O. U.' s. Also contains folder marked "Misc. June 4, 1944" containing:
1. 1 notebook w/ mail accounts, 5p.
2. Two envelopes, each containing 1 peachpit
3. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Frank Morley" May 27, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
4. TL, 2 incomplete drafts to "Commander Agar" June 23, 1944
5. Typed (Prose)Manuscript(Carbon), 3p. "London Letter" w/ carbon copies
6. TLS, 3p. w/ holograph revisions to "Major George Stevens" March 28, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan" w/ carbon copies of completed letter
7. ALS, 3p. to "Major George Stevens" March 1, 1944. Marked "never sent" Signed "Bill Saroyan"
8. ALS,(Carbon)1p. to "Gilmour Brown" July 16, 1944. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
9. TLS, 1p. to "Missakian" March 20, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
10. TLS, 1p. to "Baby" (Carol Saroyan) March 21, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
11. TL, 1p. to "Rosheen" March 21, 1944.
12. TLS, 2p. to "George Bernard Shaw" March 29, 1944. Marked "never sent". Signed "William Saroyan"
13. Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 5p. w/ holograph notations. "Yonder World: A one act play" March 3, 1944.
14. Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 4p. "Talk to be given to the Czechoslovak Writers" May 23, 1944. w/ holograph note to "Baby" (Carol Saroyan)
15. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Ross" (Bagdasarian) March 2, 1944
16. TL, 1p. to "Baby" (Carol Saroyan) March 3, 1944.
17. TLS, 1p. to "Aram" (Saroyan.
18. Typed Journal entries, February/June 1944
19. TL, 1p. to "John" (Saroyan)
20. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Commander Agar" June 23, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan" w/ drafts with holograph corrections
21. TL(Carbon), 1p. to "Mr. (Eddie) Mannix" April 25, 1944. (letter details Saroyan's reaction to the M.G. M. production of The Human Comedy)
22. ALS(Photocopy), 4p. w/ envelope (Photocopy) to "Commander Agar" June 23, 1944. Signed "William Saroyan"
23. ALS(Photocopy), 2p. to "Baby" (Carol Saroyan) September 13, 1943. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
24. ALS(Photocopy), 7p. to "Baby" (Carol Saroyan) September 12, 1943. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
25. Postcard(Photocopy), 2p. to "Mrs. William Saroyan" patient notification. September 11, 1943 Signed "William Saroyan"

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Folder 12
Miscellaneous material circa 1945. Also includes press clippings, envelopes (some w/ holograph notations), napkins w/ holograph notations, telephone messages, 4 Christmas cards, holograph notes on scraps of paper, play bills, check register, receipts and 1 telegram.
1. TL, 1p. to "Aram" (Saroyan) January 16, 1945. Insect damage.
2. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 19, 1945. Insect damage.
3. TL, 2p. to "Hal" (Harold Matson) January 12, 1945. Insect damage.
4. Typed Journal entry, 1p. January 16, 1945 Insect damage.
5. Typed script, 1p. Edgar Bergen script.
6. News clippings, 6p. re: Saroyan
7. Golden Nugget Gaming Guide
8. Press book pages, 3p. from The Time of Your Life (Film version produced by William Cagney)
9. Stage Magazine cover, January 1941 w/ profiles of William Saroyan and Leonard Lyons on reverse
10. Certificate, Junior Heritage Club. May 17, 1946. Inscribed "Aram Saroyan"
11. TLS, 2p. on Hotel Great Northern stationary. to "Walter Winchell" Signed "William Saroyan"
12. Souvenir postcard folder of Fresno, California. Signed "Yep" (Moradian)
13. Typed (poetry) Manuscript, 5p. "Mister Saroyan Walks" by Richard M. Posner

 

Box 10

Folder 1 - A
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 50. Also includes 5 fan letters, 2 invitations, 8 solicitations, 4 thank you letters, 2 copyright requests
1. ALS, 1p.w/ envelope April 29. Signed "George Avakinan"
2. TLS, 1p. September 20, 1948. Signed "Alex Austin"
3. TLS, 1p. August 24, 1948. Signed "Allen Adler"
4. TLS, 1p. May 4, 1950. Signed "Harold Wise"
5. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope January 8, 1950. Signed "Yeghishe Avedissian"
6. TLS, 2p. on Stop publications stationary July 22, 1948. Signed "George Arthur"
w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.

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Folder 2 - B
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 50. Also includes 1 letter from an actor seeking work, 2 solicitations, 6 fan letters, 1 invitation to lecture, 4 copyright requests, 1 letter from an author seeking criticism of his work, and 1 questionnaire.
1. TLS, 1p. September 19, 1948. Signed "Bob Brenner"
2. TLS, 1p. October 9, 1948. Signed "Ned Brown"
3. TLS, 1p. on The Blackfriars Guild stationary. w/ theatre tickets to "Alex Ince" October 11, 1948. Signed "Thomas F. Carey"
4. ALS, 3p. w/ news clipping. June 6, 1950. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian)
5. ALS, 5p.. January 5, 1950. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian)
6. TLS, 1p. w/ envelope August 13, 1945. Signed "Sahag Balekjian"
7. TLS, 4 letters December 1949- February 1950. Signed "H. Baieff"
8. ALS, 2 letters. September 1946. Signed "Ray Burns"
9. ALS, 2p. January 4, 1946. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian)
10. TLS, 1p. May 16, 1945. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian)

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Folder 3 - C
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948. Also includes 1 thank you letter, 5 solicitations, 1 circular, 1 fan letter, 1 telegram, 1 invitation to lecture, 1 letter from an author seeking criticism of her work, and 1 letter from amateur theater requesting advice.
1. Questionnaire on Lil' Abner. Signed "J. B. Capp"
2. ALS, 1p. on Essex House stationary. Signed Jack Chadasian"
3. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. May 18, 1950. Signed "Ed Collins"
4. Confidential report, 3p. on Hill's Reports stationary on Edward E. Collins

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Folder 4 - D
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1946. Also includes 1 Christmas card, 3 solicitations, 1 fan letter (Russian), 1 fan letter (German), 2 letters from playwrights seeking criticism of their work, 1 thank you letter, 1 bill, and 1 letter from a real estate agent.
1. ALS, 1p. January 19, 1946. Signed "Eddie" (Dowling)

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Folder 5 - E
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948. Also includes 2 invitations.
1. TLS, 3 letters on Circle Theatre stationary. May/ July/ August 1948. Signed "Jerry Epstein"
2. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. July 26, 1949. Notification of Saroyan's election as honorary member to the Pan American Players. w/ minutes of march 2nd meeting. Signed "James S. Elliott"
3. ALS, 1p. on Hotel Last Frontier stationary Signed "Peaches and Chuck Elbert"

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Folder 6 - F
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 49. Also includes 4 telegrams, 1 news clipping, 1 fan letter, 3 solicitations, 1 fan letter, 1 letter requesting copyright release, and 1 letter from an author seeking help with his work.
1. TLS, 1p. Signed "Don" (Freeman)

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Folder 7 - G
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942 - 49. Also includes 3 fan letters, 1 solicitation, 2 brochures, 1 letter from an author seeking criticism of her work, 2 letters requesting copyright release, and 1 invitation.
1. ALS, 4p. on The Lambs stationary. August 24, 1949. W/ poster, for "Eddie Garr, America's Most Versatile Entertainer"
2. ALS, 1p. w/ program for "Fredrick Jacobi"
3. ALS, 2p. on The Lambs stationary. Signed "Taylor Graves"
4. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. September 28, 1942. Signed "Jules C. Goldstone"
5. TLS, 1p. On The Caxton Printers stationary re: Toshio Mori"
6. TLS, 1p. on Samuel Goldwyn Productions stationary. August 27, 1948. Signed "Pat"

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Folder 8 - H
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1945 - 50. Also includes 2 letters from an author seeking criticism of their poetry, 1 letter from an actress seeking work, 2 fan letters, 1 solicitation, and 1 rejection letter.
1. ALS, 2p. Signed "Lillian Ponder Hagan"
2. TLS, 3 letters on Hairenik Association stationary. 1945/ 1948. Signed "James"
3. ALS, 2p. August 27, 1948. Signed "P. Der Hagopian"
4. TLS, 1p. May 25, 1949. Re: Hermoine Gingold. Signed "Robert Henderson"
5. TLS, 1p on The Playhouse stationary. October 3, 1948. Signed "Pitt" (Herbert)
6. ALS, 1p. on Hotel El Rancho Vegas stationary. January 23, 1950. Signed "Vic Hall"

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Folder 9 - I
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1942 - 49, including 2 letters from the International who's who, 1 letter requesting photographs, and 1 fan letter, and 1 letter from amateur theater seeking advice on productions.
Folder 10 - K
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 49. Also includes 2 telegrams, 4 fan letters, 1 letter from amateur theater, 1 letter inviting Saroyan to lecture, and 1 invitation.
1. TLS, 1p. on The Sulgrave stationary. re: apartment to rent. August 5, 1948. Signed "John B. Kneeland"
2. ALS, 1p. to "Carol" (Saroyan) June 29, 1949. Signed "H. Kelikian"

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Folder 11 - L
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 50. Also includes 6 fan letters, 4 solicitations, 1 telegram, 1 rejection letter, 1 letter from a secretary seeking work, and 1 fan letter (French).
1. ALS, 3 letters. Signed "Jack Levitz"
2. TLS, 1p. Signed "Edmund Levine"
3. ALS, 6p. w/ program for Come Hither. Signed "John Leather"
4. TLS, 2p. on Williams Advertising Agency stationary. August 24, 1948. Signed "Wayne"
5. TLS, 1p. on Lunch at Sardi's stationary. July 8, 1949. Signed "Mina Bess Lewis"
6. TLS, 3 letters w/ clippings and enclosures. February 1950. Signed "Leonard Lyons"

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Folder 12 - M
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1941 - 49. Also includes 3 solicitations, 6 fan letters, 2 letters requesting copyright release, 2 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, and 5 telegrams.
1. ALS, 5 letters w/ 3 tickets to Hospitality Day. 1945 -1947. Signed "Archie" (Minasian)
2. ALS, 2p. November 30, 1941. Signed "Private McCormack"
3. ALS, 2 letters w/ 2 copies of letters from Caxton Publishing. June/September 1948. Signed "Toshi Mori"
4. Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 4p. "An Informal Introduction to the Short Stories of the New American Writer from California, Toshi Mori" by William Saroyan.
5. Tri Ratna, Volume III, #1. May 21, 1947.
6. TLS, 4 letters on Omar Khayyam's stationary August/ December. Signed "George M. Mardikian"
7. TLS, 8 letters on Harcourt, Brace and Co. stationary. August/ September 1945.
re: publication of Wesley Jackson Signed "F. V. M." (Frank Morley) w/ carbons of
related correspondence.
8. TLS, 1p. on Hairenik Association stationary. March 7, 1950. Signed "James Mandalian"
9. TLS, 3 Letters on Theatre Arts Books stationary. April- August 1949 Signed "Robert MacGregor" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
10. TLS, 1p. on MCA management stationary. April 25, 1949. Signed "Helen Harvey"
11. TLS, 1p. September 15, 1945. Signed "Mardie"
12. Typed (Prose) Manuscript page, 1p. "Plan for Work - Woman from Hiroshima" by Toshio Mori

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Folder 13 - N
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 49. Also includes 3 solicitations, 2 invitation to dinner, and 1 fan letter.
1. TLS, 1p. on The New York Times stationary. September 30, 1948. Signed "Daniel
Schwartz" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
2. TLS, 1p. on National Broadcasting Co. stationary. September 9, 1949. Re: Across
the Board on Tomorrow Morning. Signed "Mary Shea"

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Folder 14 - O
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1946 - 50, including 2 fan letters, 1 theatre program, and 1 telegram.

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Folder 15 - P
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 49. Also includes 6 fan letters, 2 receipts, 1 Christmas card, 2 telegrams, 1 graduation announcement, 2 letters requesting copyright release, 1 rejection slip, 2 solicitations, 1 letter from real estate agent, 3 requests for contributions to magazines, and 2 announcements of gallery openings
1. TLS, 2p. on Pasadena Community Playhouse News stationary. w/ Pasadena Playhouse News & carbons of press notices. Signed "Ollie Prickett"
2. TLS, 4 letters on Pasadena Playhouse stationary. October- December Signed "Gilmour Brown" w/ press notices
3. ALS, 2p. November 12, 1948. Signed "Charles" (Pashayan)
4. ALS, 2p. November 28, 1948. Signed "Helen Parkhurst"

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Folder 16 - R
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 50. Also includes 6 fan letters, 1 playbill, 3 solicitations, 1 telegram, and 1 invitation to an amateur theatrical production.
1. ALS, 1p. September 21, 1948. Signed "Sam Raphling"
2. TLS, 2p. on letterhead. January 6, 1950. Signed "Stanley" (Rose)
3. ALS, 2p. Signed "Jerry R."(Reisfeld)
4. TLS, 2p. September 25, 1945. Signed "Stanley" (Rose)

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Folder 17 - S
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1945 - 50. Also includes 11 fan letters, 2 letters sending theater tickets, 1 questionnaire, 2 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, 1 letter from an actor seeking work, 2 telegrams, 2 letters seeking contributions for magazines, 4 postcards, 1 birthday card, and miscellaneous holograph notes and lists on scraps of paper
1. Calendar of Events, Stanford University. November 16 - 23, 1947. Cites exhibit of Armenian literature lent by William Saroyan w/ news clipping from Stanford Daily
2. ALS, 2p. June 8, 1948. Signed "A. Saroukhan"
3. ALS, 7 letters, 21 p. 1948. Signed "Cosette" (Saroyan)
4. ALS, 1p. October 2, 1945. Signed "Hank" (Saroyan)
5. ALS, 2 letters, 6p. Signed "Mihran"
6. TLS, 2 letters, 2p. 1945. Signed "Zaven" (Leon Surmulian)
7. TLS, 2p. on Hotel El Rancho stationary. w/ program. January 13, 1950. Signed "Tutor" (Scherer)
8. ALS, 1p. to "Les" (Cohen) w/ canceled check. June 14, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
9. Theatre Program, Provincetown Playhouse. The Father by August Strindberg
10. TLS, 1p. on Show Business stationary. August 22, 1949. Signed "Harold Stern" w/ Show Business Newspaper. May 17, 1949 containing his review of Don't Go Away Mad
11. TLS, 1p. April 19, 1949. Signed "Henry" (Saroyan)

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Folder 18 - T
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 50. Also includes 6 fan letters, 1 letter from an author seeking criticism of his work, 1 letter detailing copyright release, 3 letters sending theater tickets, 1 letter from a secretary seeking work, and 1 letter requesting copy for press release.
1. TLS, 1p. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian)

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Folder 19 - U
TLS, 1p. on Department of State stationary. Request for interview with foreign correspondent. January 10, 1950. Signed "William A. Ucker"

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Folder 20 - V
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1949, including 1 letter requesting contributions to a magazine and 1 letter from a French theatre requesting copyright release.

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Folder 20A - W
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 50. Includes engraved wedding invitation, fan letters, 3 circulars, and 4 solicitations
1. Engraved invitation from Eudora Welty et al to a reading of World Next Door by Fritz
Peters.

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Folder 21 - X Y Z
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 50. Includes 4 solicitations, 1 wedding announcement, 1 theatre program, 2 requests to appear on the radio, 1 rejection letter, and 3 fan letters.
1. TLS, 1p. on University of Florida stationary. June 15, 1949. Re : text on American authors. W/ profile of Saroyan. Signed "Harry R. Warfel"

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Folder 22 - Forties / Correspondence
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1943 - 48. Also includes 1 telegram and holograph notes and lists.
1. TLS, 1p. on Russell Birdwell and Associates Stationary. January 20, 1948. Signed "Stanley" (Rose) w/ forwarded letter from David Diamond.
2. TLS, 1p. on Russell Birdwell and Associates Stationary. Signed "Manuel" (Tolegian)
3. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. December 28, 1943. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson) w/ forwarded letter. Paper damaged by insects.
4. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Don" (Freeman) re: drawings for book. July 23, 1948. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
5. TLS, 1p. On Melville, Cane & Berner stationary. re: divorce July 14, 1948. Signed "Melville Cane"
6. TLS, 2p. on The Theatre Guild stationary. July 6, 1948. Re: Jim Dandy. Signed "Alfred Fischer" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
7. TLS, 2p. on Dramatic Workshop stationary. July 7, 1948. Re: The Incurables. Signed "Saul Colin" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
8. TLS, 2p. on Samuel French stationary. re: television rights. w/ forwarded letter.
9. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "William Cagney" July 19, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
10. TLS, 1p. On Melville, Cane & Berner stationary. w/ news clipping. re: divorce July 16, 1948. Signed "Melville Cane" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
11. TLS, 1p. On Melville, Cane & Berner stationary. w/ news clipping. re: divorce July 12, 1948. w/ carbon of forwarded letter
12. TLS, 1p. on Circle Theatre stationary. July 21, 1948. Signed "Jerry" (Epstein) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
13. TL(Carbon), 1p. to "Jerry Wald" July 21, 1948.
14. TLS, 1p. on Pasadena Playhouse stationary. July 17, 1948. Re: Don't Go Away Mad. Signed "Gilmour" (Brown) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
15. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Irene Selznick" Re: Don't Go Away Mad. July 21, 1948. Signed "William Saroyan"
16. TLS, 1p. On Melville, Cane & Berner stationary. w/ news clipping. re: Subway Circus July 29, 1948. Signed "Melville Cane" w/ carbon forwarded letter and carbons of contract.

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Folder 23 - 1940s Correspondence.
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1948 - 50, also includes 1 Christmas card and 1 telegram.
1. TLS, 1p. on Pearn., Pollinger, & Higham stationary. January 18, 1945. Signed
"Laurence" (Pollinger). Paper damaged by insects.
2. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. December 31, 1943. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson) Paper
damaged by insects.

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Folder 24 - 1940s
1. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. to "Carol" (Saroyan) May 16, 1944. Signed "Hal" (Harold
Matson)
2. Gaming Guide, The Pioneer Club
3. The Fresno Bee Servicemen's Letter, 2 copies

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Folder 25
3 envelopes.

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Folder 26
Manuscripts by and correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1943 - 49. Also includes holograph notes and accounts on Hotel Fresno stationary, 3 postcards and 1 telegram. Papers heavily damaged by insects.
1. Typed List, 2p. w/ holograph notations "Tax report for Year 1946"
2. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Rosheen and Charles" (Marcus) January 4, 1949. Re: loan repayment. Signed "William Saroyan"
3. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Uncle Aram" (Saroyan) July 21, 1943. Re: loan repayment. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
4. Typed(Prose) Manuscript, 4p. "Joe's Old Clothes- Outline for a Movie" w/ holograph corrections June 10, 1945.
5. Typed(Prose) Manuscript, 11p. "The Foreigner" w/ holograph corrections. December 10, 1946.
6. TLS, 1p. on The New Republic stationary. July 12, 1946. Signed "Bruce Bleven" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply and Typed(Prose) Manuscript, 5p. "Mr. Shaw is 52 years older…"
7. TLS, 1p. on Samuel French stationary. February 17, 1949. Signed "Samuel French" w/ carbons of Saroyan reply.
8. ALS, 3 letters, 7p. April/May 1949. Signed "Harry"
9. Envelope w/ change of address cards filled out by William Saroyan.
10. TL(Carbon), 2p. to "Hal" (Harold Matson) January 12, 1945.

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Folder 27 - 1945 and Business
1. TLS, 1p. May 8, 1948. Signed "Martha Foley" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
2. TLS, 1p. June 9, 1948. Signed "Mardie" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
3. Typed(Prose) Manuscript, 12p. "Man and the Piano" multiple drafts. incomplete December 10, 1946.
4. Contracts(Carbon), 7 copies, 14p. to The Theatre Guild. August 10, 1945. Variuos works.
5. TLS, 1p. on Cagney Productions Inc. stationary. July 29, 1948. Signed "Bill" (William Cagney) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
6. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Bill" (William Cagney) August 3, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
7. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Donald Brace" August 1, 1948. Re: The Saroyan Special Signed "William Saroyan"
8. TLS, 2p. to "Mr. (Pincus) Berner" re: business. August 7, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"

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Folder 28 - Personal letters 1949
1. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Leonard" (Lyons) January 29, 1949. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
2. TLS, 1p. February 14, 1949. Signed "Henry" (Saroyan) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
3. Typed list of names.

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Folder 29 - 1945
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1945 - 1948. Also includes 1 letter from an actor seeking work, 3 solicitations, 6 requests for copyright release, and 4 telegrams,
1. TLS, 1p. on Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham stationary. June 3, 1948. Signed "Laurence" (Pollinger) w/ carbon of contract for Dear Baby
2. TLS, 2p. on Dramatic Workshop stationary. June 8, 1948. Signed "Saul Colin"
w/ carbon of shooting script for Subway Circus, 22p. and contract.
3. TLS, 1p. on Wisconsin High School Forensic Association stationary. August 9,
1948. Signed "Robert H. Schnacht" w/ copies of scripts and carbon of Saroyan reply
4. Telegram, 1p. October 14, 1948. Signed in type "Paul Bagwell" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
5. ALS, 2p. to "Lewis Funke" re: article for New York Times w/ rejection reply letter.
6. TLS, 3 letters, 6p. July/August. re: Don't Go Away Mad. Signed "Alfred Fischer"
7. TLS, 3p. on A. and S. Lyons stationary. October 6, 1948. Re: film rights to Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze for Zoltan Korda w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
8. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Libby and Pat" (Duggan) August 22, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
9. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Bill" (William Cagney) August 22, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
10. TLS, 1p. on Samuel French stationary. October 21, 1948. Re: The Beautiful People. w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
11. TLS, 3 letters. 5p. on The Estate Management Corp. stationary. June-October, 1948. Re: film rights for James Whale. Signed "George A. Lovett"
12. TLS, 5 letters, 6p. on Ernst, Cane & Berner stationary. June, 1948. Re : business matters. w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
13. Telegram, 1p. July 2, 1948. Signed in type "Jerry Wald" w/ carbon of Saroyan
reply.
14. TLS, 1p. on A. and S. Lyons stationary. June 30, 1948 w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
15. TLS, 1p. on RKO Radio Pictures stationary. re: My Heart's in the Highlands. Signed "Bill" (Fadiman)
16. TLS, 1p. on A. and S. Lyons stationary. May 3, 1948 w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
17. ALS, 1p. May 31, 1948. Signed "Arpiyar Der Markaryan"
18. TLS, 1p. on Samuel French stationary. June 14, 1948. Signed "Garrett H. Leverton"
19. TLS, 11 letters, 24p. on letterhead. December 31, 1945. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson) w/ copies off contracts and correspondence.
20. ALS, 2p. Signed "George"

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Folder 30 - 1940s
1. Special Privilege Pass, Signal Corps Replacement Center, William Saroyan
2. Receipt, State of New York, Department of Labor, January 13, 1943.

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Folder 31 - 1948
6 blank postcards from Harrah's, 1 highway map of Turkey, 1 envelope of press clippings from Luce's, 3 Posters for The Beautiful People in Swedish (Stockholm, 1944), envelopes, Page from Columbus Feature Magazine (February 28, 1943), holograph note.

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Folder 32 - 1948
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1945 - 1948. Also includes 1 invitation to dinner, 1 request to speak on the radio, 4 solicitations, and 1 telegram.
1. TLS, 2 letters September, 1948. Signed "Henry" (Saroyan) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
2. Operating Manual, Sentinel Television Model 400-TV
3. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "James Mandalian" September 1, 1948. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
4. Telegram, 1p. August 11, 1948. Signed "Lester Bernstein" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
5. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Ma and Cosette" (Saroyan). September 1, 1948. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
6. TLS, 2 letters, 3p. August, 1948 re: sale of Fresno property. Signed "Charles S. Pashayan" w/ carbon of Saroyan replies.
7. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Ma and Cosette" (Saroyan). September 31, 1948. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
8. TLS, 2p. September 11, 1948. Signed "Frank Magill" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
9. TLS, 1p. on Caxton Printers stationary. October 26, 1948. Re: Toshi Mori Signed "J. H. Gipson"
10. TLS, 1p. on New York Post stationary. October 28, 1948. Re: Leonard Lyons Signed "Alex Gross" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
11. TLS, 1p. on Samuel Goldwyn stationary. August 19, 1948. Signed "Pat"

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Folder 33 - 1949
Typed(Prose) Manuscript, 13p. "Feeney's Cheval: A Short Story"

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Folder 34 -
Business correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1944 - 1950, Many letters include accounting of royalties and payments due to Saroyan for publication of his work or productions of his plays. Also includes 2 letters requesting rights to translations, 1 letter from an agent seeking to represent Saroyan, 3 letters requesting copyright release, and 5 telegrams.
1. TLS, 28 letters on Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham stationary. December 1944 - March 1950. Many with enclosed accounts of royalties.
2. TLS, 21 letters on Harold Matson stationary. 1945/ 1950. Many w/ enclosed royalty statements.
3. TLS, 4 letters on Harcourt, Brace, and Co. stationary. November 1945
4. TLS, 4 letters on Samuel French stationary. 1949/ 1950. W/ royalty statements
5. TLS, 2 letters, 5p. on Department of the Army stationary. June 15, 1950. Re Japanese residuals. Signed "Eugene Keller"
6. TLS, 2 letters on letterhead. May 1950. Re: foreign rights. Signed Freida Fishbein"
7. TLS(Carbon),1p. to (Frank) "Morley". September 4, 1945. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
8. ALS, 1p. to "Harold Matson" re: Theatre Guild. July 26, 1945. Signed "William Saroyan" W/ carbon of Matson replies.
9. TLS, 4p. on Avon Book Company stationary. w/ royalty statements. July 20, 1945 Signed "Joseph Meyers"
10. TLS, 1p. on A. D. Peters, Play Agent stationary. November 3, 1944. W/ envelope of 11 stills from The Beautiful People in Sweden. Signed "A. D. Peters"
11. TLS, 1p. on Faber and Faber stationary. re: Jim Dandy. July 12, 1948. Signed "Mary Grenside"
12. TLS, 2 letters, 2p. on Warner Brothers stationary. May,1949. Signed "Jerry Wald" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.

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Folder 35 - Divorce, Etc.
1. TLS, 21 letters, 26p. Correspondence between William Saroyan and "Ma and
Cosette" (Saroyan), December 1948 to January 1949. Lengthy discussion over
William Saroyan's final parting from his wife and the circumstances surrounding the
divorce.
2. Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 10p. w/ holograph revisions. "A Daughter to Think About
or A Look at the People" June 16, 1950

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Folder 36 - Letters (1950)
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1950. Also includes 6 telegrams, 5 fan letters, 1 letter requesting copyright release for amateur production, and 3 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work, holgraph notes and accounts, and news clippings of horse races.
1. TLS, 1p. on New York Herald Tribune stationary. July 28, 1950. Signed "Bill Zinser" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
2. ALS, 1p. January 10. Signed "Cheslie" (Saroyan) w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
3. TLS, 1p. on Saturday Evening Post stationary. May 19, 1950. W/carbon of Saroyan reply.
4. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Robert Kaufman" May 22, 1950. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
5. TLS, 2p on Pearn, Pollinger, & Higham stationary. April 28, 1950 w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
6. TLS, 1p. on Young & Rubicam stationary. May 19, 1950. Signed "Dave Van de Walker" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply
7. TLS, 1p. on Associated American Artists Galleries stationary. June 1, 1950. Signed "Estelle Mandel" w/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
8. TLS, 2 letters on Samuel French stationary. May, 1950. W/ carbon of Saroyan replies.
9. Telegram, 1p. May 23, 1950. Signed in type "Norman Hall" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
10. TLS, 1p. on Chateau Marmont stationary. May 3, 1950. Signed "Nico Lek de Tachinville" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
11. TLS, 1p. on Letterhead. April 25, 1950. Signed "Edward E. Collins" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
12. TLS, 1p. on Samuel French stationary. April 26, 1950. W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
13. TLS, 1p. on Harper's Bazaar stationary. May 1, 1950. Signed "Pearl Kazin". W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
14. TLS, 1p. on Thunderbird Hotel stationary. December 14, 1941. Signed "J. W. Alexa" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply
15. ALS, 2p. on Hotel El Rancho stationary. December, 1950. Signed "Vic Hall" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
16. TLS, 1p. on Hotel Last Frontier stationary. December 18, 1949. Signed "H. Hind" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply
17. ALS, 4p. on Stanley Rose Sales Agency stationary. February, 1950. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
18. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Ross" (Bagdasarian) January 4, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
19. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Stanley" (Rose) January 4, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
20. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Les" (Cohen) February 13, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
21. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Ross" (Bagdasarian) February 10, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
22. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Ma & Cosette" (Saroyan) February 9, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
23. Announcement, Appointment of Benjamin Simon to Ring Sanatorium Hospital W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
24. TLS(Carbon), 5p. to "George" (Schumacher) January 31, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan) Marked "Not sent"
25. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. November 19, 1949 Signed "Nubar" (Wright), Attorney representing William Saroyan w/ news clippings of divorce action.
26. ALS, 4p. January 28, 1950. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
27. ALS, 3p. January 26, 1950. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
28. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Mrs. E. B. White" January 23, 1950. Signed "William Saroyan" w/ rejection reply on The New Yorker stationary, Signed "K. S. White"
29. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Editors, TRUE" January 24, 1950. Signed "William Saroyan"
30. ALS, 2p. December 24, 1949. Signed "Archie" (Minasian) w/ holograph drawing and clippings. W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
31. ALS, 2p. January 26, 1950. Signed "Mehran" (Saroyan) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
32. TLS, 1p. on Arnoldo Mondadori Editore stationary. January 13, 1950. W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
33. TLS(Carbon), 2p. to "Ross" (Bagdasarian) January 9, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
34. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Tutor" (Luther Scherer) January 9, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
35. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Mehran" (Saroyan) January 9, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan).
36. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. May 24, 1950. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
37. Telegram, 1p. March 1, 1950. Signed in type "Jose Alexa" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
38. ALS, 2p. February 8, 1950. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
39. TLS, 1p. December 27, 1950. Signed "Bob" (Robert Giroux) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
40. TLS, 1p. on Writer's Digest stationary. February 9, 1950. Signed "Pat Trefzger" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
41. Bill, Emmet Allen, M. D. March 1, 1950. For funeral services. W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
42. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to (Charles) "Angoff" March 10, 1950. Signed "William Saroyan".
43. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. April 22, 1950. Signed "Ninon Tallon Karlweis" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
44. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. April 26, 1950. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
45. TLS, 1p. on Gyldendal, Bonnier, Glynendal stationary. April 20, 1950. Signed "Kurt Bernheim" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply
46. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. April 25, 1950. Signed "Freida Fishbein" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
47. ALS, 2p. April, 1950. Signed "Ross" (Bagdasarian) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
48. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Arthur" (Freed) April 26, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
49. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Abe Lastofogel" April 26, 1950. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
50. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Mr. (Pat) Trefzger" April 26, 1950. Signed "Bill" (Saroyan)
51. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Mr. (Herbert) Mayes" April 26, 1950. Signed "William Saroyan"
52. TLS, 1p. on Samuel French stationary. April 21, 1950 W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
53. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Jerry" (Wald) April 26, 1950. Signed "William Saroyan"
54. TLS, 2 letters (ALS, 1 letter), 3p. on Congregation Mekhitariste stationary. (Two letters in Armenian) requesting contribution to publication. December 12, 1949. Signed "H. Mesrope V. Janashian" W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
55. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Laurence" February 22, 1950. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
56. TLS, 1p. on Cosmopolitan stationary. May 10, 1950. Re: "Bill McGee's Brother" - Rejection letter. Signed "Alice Sheridan"
57. TLS(Carbon), 1p. to "Mr. Brandt" (Saturday Evening Post) Re: "Bill McGee's Brother"- May 15, 1950. Signed "Bill Saroyan" w/ reply from him
58. TLS(Carbon), 4 letters, 4p. to "Robert Kaufman" (Typist) May/June, 1950. Signed "Bill Saroyan"
59. TLS, 1p. on Doubleday and Co. stationary. June 1, 1950. Signed "Howard S. Cady"
60. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. May 2, 1950. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.
61. TLS, 2p. on Young & Rubicam stationary. May 8, 1950. Signed "George Panetta" TLS, 1p. on letterhead. May 24, 1950. Signed "Hal" (Harold Matson) W/ carbon of Saroyan reply.

Box 10

Folder 37 - Correspondence (1950)
Correspondence to William Saroyan, circa 1950. Also includes 4 telegrams, 4 fan letters, 1 letter requesting copyright release for amateur production, and 2 letters from authors seeking criticism of their work.
1. ALS, 2p. April 14, 1950. Signed Cosette" (Saroyan)
2. TLS, 1p. on letterhead. April 25, 1950. Signed "Stanley" (Rose)
3. The Playgoer, Playbill for "Trio"(w/ holograph notations)

 

 

Boxes 11 and 12

Press Clippings
BOXES 11 and 12:

 

 

PRESS CLIPPINGS

After the publication of The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, Saroyan hired a clipping service to send him notices of his books and other press that he received both in America and England. The clippings are arranged in folders marked as follows:

 

 

Box 11:

The Daring Young Man
Inhale and Exhale
Inhale and Exhale England
Little Children
Little Children England
Three Times Three
Gay and Melancholy Flux England
Love, Here Is My Hat
Love, Here Is My Hat England
The Trouble with Tigers
The Trouble with Tigers England
Peace It's Wonderful
Peace It's Wonderful England
A Native American
My Name Is Aram
My Name Is Aram England
My Heart's in the Highlands
Love's Old Sweet Song
Three Plays--The Time of Your Life
The Beautiful People
American Goof
Across the Board on Tomorrow Morning
General 1946/1947 --- Love's Old Sweet Song
Hello (Hello Out There)
Jim Dandy
William Saroyan. & Hollywood
Human Comedy--Movie
Human Comedy--Book
William Saroyan -- Marriage
Miscellaneous

 

Box 12:

Winchell
Adventures of Wesley Jackson
Articles by William Saroyan
Razzle (Razzle Dazzle)
Dear Baby--England/Razzle Dazzle
Saroyan's Fables
Something about a Soldier
Sweeney in the Trees
Radio Show (by Maxwell Anderson)
Miscellaneous--England
Foreign Language Clippings
Life, Laughter Tears (double bill by Saroyan and O'Casey)
Five Alarm Waltz & Other Plays about W.S.*
Get Away (Old Man)
Jason (a play about Saroyan)*
General
Duplicate Reviews Saroyan
Leonard Lyons

* Saroyan was so much a public character of his day that he inspired a number of plays in which the leading character is based on his persona.

 

Box 13
Photograph Archive

This is an exhaustive photographic archive that covers the Saroyan family from before William's birth, charting the emigration of Armenak and Takoohi Saroyan and their three children--Cosette, Zabelle, and Henry--from Bitlis, Armenia to the new world of America. Armenak was the first to come to America and sent for his wife and three children after establishing himself as a minister at an Armenian church in Paterson, New Jersey. Takoohi, however, didn't take to Paterson and wanted to move to Fresno, where quite a few Armenians from Bitlis had moved. A letter was received from Fresno Armenians promising Armenak a parish when he arrived. But the parish turned out to be too small to support the preacher and his family; and Armenak took up chicken farming and then became a day laborer to support his family. A fourth child, William, was born in Fresno in 1908. Armenak died during the summer of 1911.

Key subjects of the photographs:

Lucy Saroyan, Takoohi's mother
Aram Saroyan, Takoohi's younger brother
Takoohi Saroyan, William's mother
Armenak Saroyan, William's father
Cosette Saroyan, sister
Zabelle Saroyan, sister
Henry Saroyan, brother
Carol Marcus Saroyan, wife
Aram Saroyan, son
Lucy Saroyan, daughter

 

Folder Listing

13 A

Early Family: Very rare photographs of Saroyan the adolescent; also includes early photographs of Saroyan's parents, siblings, and other relatives.

Portraits and Publicity: Photographs of Saroyan; Saroyan was photographed with great frequency during the early years of his career by photographers, including Carl Van Vecten and Willard Van Dyke. (5 folders)

Theater: Photographs of productions of Saroyan's plays

Hollywood: Photographs of Saroyan on the film set of "The Corner Store/The Good Job"

 

13 B

Army: Photographs of Saroyan in the army (2 folders)

Ross/Archie: Photographs with cousins Ross Bagdasarian and Archie Minasian

 

13 C

Family: Photographs of Saroyan and his wife Carol, his children, Aram and Lucy, and relatives, including Charles and Rosheen Marcus, Saroyan's grandmother Lucy, and his mother Takoohi; includes photograph case. (8 folders)

Miscellaneous: photographs of miscellaneous artwork, etc.

 

13 D

Contains duplicates of the above photographs

 

Box 14

1. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 110p. Afton Water - 2 copies (#5 and 12)
2. Galley proofs, Love's Old Sweet Song (partial)
3. Galley proofs, Get Away Old Man
4. Galley proofs, A Man in a Wheatfield(partial)
5. Theatre Guild Bulletin - 3 copies
6. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript, 27p. To Write A Poem (#1)
7. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- 27p. Carbon, To Write A Poem (#3)w/ holograph corrections
8. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 96p. Get Away Old Man (#5)
9. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 93p. The Hero of the World (#2)
10. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 110p. Afton Water (re-titled A Western Awakening) w/ many holograph revisions
11. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, Approximately 60p. Private
12. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 11p. The Man Who Ran (#7)
13. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 137p. The Son (#2)w/ holograph revisions
14. Typed (Poetry) Manuscript- Carbon, 94p. American Song by Paul Engle w/ envelope
15. Theatre Program, The Cape Theatre, August 27, 1940, Sweeney in the Trees - 4 copies
16. Theatre Program, Millpond Playhouse, September 2, 1940, The Hero of the World - 2 copies
17. Theatre Program, Bucks County Playhouse, September 2, 1940, Something About a Soldier
18. Theatre Program, Bucks County Playhouse, August 26, 1940, The Firebrand by Edwin Justis Mayer
19. Theatre Program, The Theatre Guild, September 16, 1940, The Time of Your Life
20. Theatre Program, Lyceum Theatre, July 27, 1941. The Beautiful People - 2 copies
21. Book-of-the-Month Club News, December, 1940 (w/ review of My Name is Aram)
22. Theatre Program, Lyric Theatre, February 18, 1946, The Time of Your Life - 4 copies
23. Theatre Program, Tulane University Theatre, January 14, 1942, Jim Dandy
24. Dust Jacket, The Human Comedy
25. Dust Jacket, My Name is Aram
26. Excerpt pages, The Library, review of Inhale and Exhale
27. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 6p. The Man Who Talked to Harry (#7)
28. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 5p. The Man Who Wanted to Laugh(#2)
29. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 10p. The Man Who Avoided Dirt (#7)
30. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 6p. The Man With the Aching Back (#7)
31. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 8p. Salute the Man, Joe, He's From San Francisco(#1)
32. Variety Magazine, May 4, 1942
33. Pasadena Playhouse News, February 1941 w/ article on Across the Board on Tomorrow Morning w/ news clippings of opening - 2 copies
34. Hollywood Knickerbocker, February 13, 1942.
35. Theatre Program, Sweet Briar College, October 25, 1945, Jim Dandy - 2 copies
36. Theatre Program, University of Michigan, November 5, 1941, Jim Dandy - 2 copies
37. Theatre Program, Belasco Theatre, September 29, 1942, Hello Out There -
38. Theatre Program, Belasco Theatre, August 17, 1942, Across the Board on Tomorrow Morning and Talking to You
39. Theatre Program, Erlanger Theatre, October 28, 1940. The Time of Your Life
40. The Hungerers: A Short Play. Samuel French edition, 1939.
41. Script Magazine, May 10, 1941, w/ "The Protectors of Culture"
42. Book-of-the-Month Club News, February, 1943, (w/ review of The Human Comedy)
43. Scholastic Magazine, January 6, 1941, w/ excerpts from My Heart's in the Highlands
44. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 34p. Ohan's Boy
45. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 70p. Jim Dandy - 2 copies
46. Typed Bound (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 105p. A Decent Birth, A Happy Funeral
47. Typed (Prose) Manuscript- Carbon, 43p. American Revolution and New World Order by Eleanor Wells Goodrich
48. Hairenik Weekly, October 6, 1939. W/ "Axis"
49. Hairenik Weekly, August 25, 1939. W/ "The Last Supper"
50. Hairenik Weekly, November 24, 1939. W/ "The Boy From Kingsbury"
51. Hairenik Weekly, October 20, 1939. W/ "The Great Day Coming"
52. Hairenik Weekly, March 8, 1940. W/ The Small Trouble That Starts at Home
53. New York Post, June 14, 1943. W/ foreward to So Help Me: The Autobiography of George Jessel.
54. San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 1946. W/ mention of Saroyan's mustache in Herb Caen's "It's News to Me" column.

 

Box 15

Periodicals
1. Avon 4 - cover proofs
2. Art News 5/ 15 - 31/41
3. London Mercury # 4
4. London Mercury # 169
5. London Mercury # 227
6. Modern Quarterly XI: 4 (Fall 1939)
7. Menorah Journal (Winter 1943)
8. Poetry 70:111
9. Scribner's (May 1925)
10. Scribner's 89:6 (June 1931)
11. Peninsulan (December 1934)
12. Script 24: 561 (July 6, 1940)
13. Verse 2:2

Other
1. Chaberlain. John Dos Passos
2. Doreal. Astro…
3. Jessell. So Help Me (Corrected Typescript)
4. Leavitt. Friend to Friend (Inscribed to Saroyan by author)
5. Manners. Fathers and Angels (Proofs - 1947)
6. Moore, Nicholas. Henry Miller. (Wiggington, Herts., The Opus press, 1943)
7. Saroyan, William and Hovaness, Allan. Girakgi Picnic (Damaged by insects) Music
8. Saroyan, William. Jim Dandy. (Carbon TS - 5 copies)
9. Saroyan, William. Come on to My House (Insect Damaged) sheetmusic
10. Saroyan, William. Get Away Old Man. Copy #3 (w/ corrections), Copies #4 and #6
11. Saroyan, William. Sam Ego's House. (mimeo) August 23, 1947. (2 copies)
12. Saroyan. The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. (London:Faber, 1944) Guild Books edition
13. Shedd, Margaret Cochran. Hurricane Caye. (New York Harper & brothers, 1942)
Galleys
14. USIS (Saroyan's annotated copy) contains "La Lute…"
15. Winters, Yvor. The Journey and Other Poems (Ithaca, New York : The Dragon Press, 1931)
16. Wood. Another Heavenly Discourse. (Inscribed to Saroyan by author)

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