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Author: Albert ErskineRichard BankowskySaul BellowR P BlackmurJoseph BlotnerAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Random House editorial files of Albert Erskine contain correspondence with staff and authors; editorial fact sheets and notes; copy for book covers; financial documents including contracts and royalty statements; copies of articles, speeches and manuscripts; photographs; and reviews, advertising schedules and publicity for book publications. The collection also contains some personal correspondence and miscellaneous
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Genre/Form: Letters (Correspondence)
Photographs
Proofs
Reviews
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: James Agee; Joseph Blotner; Cleanth Brooks; Van Wyck Brooks; Erskine Caldwell; Bennett Cerf; Bennett Cerf; Charlie Chaplin; Theodore Dreiser; Ralph Ellison; Albert Erskine; Richard A Falk; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; Randall Jarrell; James Joyce; Philip J Klass; Rosanne Klass; Huey Long; Malcolm Lowry; Andrew Nelson Lytle; James A Michener; James A Michener; James A Michener; James A Michener; James A Michener; James A Michener; Clifford Odets; Eugene O'Neill; John O'Hara; Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Anne Porter; Henry J Taylor; Eudora Welty; William Wyler
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Erskine; Richard Bankowsky; Saul Bellow; R P Blackmur; Joseph Blotner; Paul Bowles; Cleanth Brooks; Matthew J Bruccoli; Anthony Burgess; Malcolm Cowley; Saxe Commins; Donald Davidson; Ralph Ellison; John Gould Fletcher; Shelby Foote; George Garrett; S I Hayakawa; Granville Hicks; Langston Hughes; William Inge; Paul Johnston; Sheen T Kassouf; Philip J Klass; Rosanne Klass; Maxine Kumin; Pierre LaMure; Malcolm Lowry; Andrew Nelson Lytle; André Malraux; Linton R Massey; James B Meriwether; Michael Mewshaw; Arthur Miller; Michael Millgate; Howard Nemerov; John O'Hara; Carlotta Monterey O'Neill; Gordon Parks; Walker Percy; P M Pasinetti; Noel Polk; Katherine Anne Porter; David Anton Randall; John Crowe Ransom; Anthony M Reinach; Budd Schulberg; Karl Shapiro; Irwin Shaw; Martin Shubik; Jean Stafford; Oliver Statler; Allen Tate; Frank Taylor; Edward O Thorp; Carl Van Vechten; Robert Penn Warren; Eudora Welty; Glenway Wescott; Martin J Whitman; Richard Wilbur; William Carlos Williams; Bernard Wolfe; William Faulkner; Cormac McCarthy
OCLC Number: 647994034
Notes: Series I: William Faulkner Editorial Files. - Series II: James A. Michener Editorial Files. - Series III: Miscellaneous Authors Editorial Files. - Series I V: Personal Correspondence and Topical Files.
Description: 10,500 (ca.) items.
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Random House editorial files of Albert Erskine contain correspondence with staff and authors; editorial fact sheets and notes; copy for book covers; financial documents including contracts and royalty statements; copies of articles, speeches and manuscripts; photographs; and reviews, advertising schedules and publicity for book publications. The collection also contains some personal correspondence and miscellaneous Random House staff correspondence.

The William Faulkner series includes articles about Faulkner; setting copy and proof for "As I lay dying"; copies of the 1984 edition of "The sound and the fury" with editorial notes; smaller files on several other novels; correspondence and editorial work with Faulkner scholars including Joseph Blotner, James B. Meriwether, Michael Millgate, and Noel Polk; and material regarding the Faulkner collection at the University of Virginia including copies of Randon House /Faulkner correspondence.

The James Michener series includes correspondence, editing notes and proofs, and design and production materials for several titles, chiefly "Alaska," "Iberia," "Kent State," "The source," and "Texas."

The miscellaneous author series contains a variety of material including correspondence, editorial material, photographs and biographical information, proofs, mockups and reviews pertaining to works by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Bennett Cerf, Ralph Ellison, Richard A. Falk, James Joyce, Sheen T. Kassouf, Philip J. Klass, Rosanne Klass, Pierre La Mure, Malcolm Lowry, Cormac McCarthy including the typescript of "All the pretty horses," Michael Mewshaw, Michael Millgate, John O'Hara, Carlotta O'Neill, Eugene O'Neill, P.M. Pasinett, David A. Randall, Anthony Reinach, Karl Shapiro, Irwin Shaw, Martin Shubik, Oliver Statler, Edward O. Thorp, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty and Martin J. Whitman.

The miscellaneous author series and the personal series, particularly the latter, contain letters from hundreds of literary figures including Richard Bankowsky, Saul Bellow, R.P. Blackmur, Paul Bowles, Cleanth Brooks, Matthew Bruccoli, Anthony Burgess, Malcolm Cowley, Donald Davidson, John Gould Fletcher, Shelby Foote, George Garrett, S.I. Hayakawa, Granville Hicks, Langston Hughes, William Inge, Paul Johnston, Andrew Lytle, Linton Massey, Arthur Miller, Maxim Kumin, Andre Malraux, Howard Nemerov, Gordon Parks, Walker Percy, Katherine Anne Porter, John Crowe Ransom, Budd Schulberg, Jean Stafford, Allan Tate, Frank Taylor, Peter Taylor, Carl Van Vechten, Glenway Wescott, Richard Wilbur, William Carlos Williams, and Bernard Wolfe.

A diverse range of topics are covered in the editorial files and the correspondents. Among those of interest are Cleanth Brooks; Huey Long; Andrew Lytle; Van Wyck Brooks; Randall Jarrell; William Wyler, Ralph Ellison's reaction to Caldwell's "Tobacco Road"; Pearl Harbor and World War II; script writing and productions at MGM, 1949-1951; the Southern Review, 1935; Saigon in 1955; Afghanistan, 1963-1965; government disregard of possible flood damage to New Orleans, 1937; Tougaloo College; Katharine Anne Porter at dinner with Clifford Odets, Theodore Dreiser and Charlie Chaplin who ridiculed American music; and the U.D.C. at Beauvoir.

There are numerous photographs of Random House authors, generally publicity shots, as well as snapshots of Katherine Anne Porter and Malcom Lowry.

There is also a tape recording of the memorial sevice for Bennett Cerf.

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