Henry W. Clune Papers

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Henry W. Clune Papers
Creator: Clune, Henry W., 1890-1995
Call Number: D.141
Dates: 1924-1993
Physical Description: 20 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1: Correspondence
Box 2: Correspondence
Box 3: Correspondence and Memorabilia
Box 4: Manuscripts - The Big Fella; By His Own Hand; The Genesee
Box 5: Manuscripts - The Genesee
Box 6: Manuscripts - The Genesee; The Good Die Poor; Main Street Beat
Box 7: Manuscripts - Monkey on a Stick; O'Shaughnessy's Cafe
Box 8: Manuscripts - O'Shaughnessy's Cafe
Box 9: Manuscripts - O'Shaughnessy's Cafe; The Rochester I Know
Box 10: Manuscripts - Six O'Clock Casual
Box 11: Manuscripts - Six O'Clock Casual
Box 12: Manuscripts- Short Stories, Articles and Unpublished works (alphabetically arranged)
Box 13: Publications: Writings - Newspaper Column, Short Stories and Articles. (chronologically arranged)
Box 14: Manuscripts - I Always Liked It Here
Box 15: Manuscripts - I Always Liked It Here
Box 16: Unpublished materials
Box 17: Clune's annotated copy of Mister Abbott by George Abbot, 1963.
Box 18: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Clune
Box 19: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by Clune about current events and sports.
Box 20: Scrapbook of "Seen and Heard" newspaper clippings, 1945-1952; Advertisement Placard for I Always Liked It Here
Collection Overview
Title: Henry W. Clune Papers
Creator: Clune, Henry W., 1890-1995
Call Number: D.141
Dates: 1924-1993
Physical Description: 20 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Henry W. Clune was born in Rochester, New York on February 8, 1890. As a young boy he lived in the Linden Street neighborhood of the fourteenth ward. He attended West High School and for a short time was a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. At the age of twenty, Clune joined the staff of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, first as a volunteer, then as a paid employee. For almost forty years his column "Seen and Heard" appeared in the paper approximately three times a week. The column captured the color and flavor of life in Rochester, and was based on thousands of interviews Clune conducted with residents and visitors to the city.

In 1933 a compilation of Clune's newspaper columns was published in the book Seen and Heard. His other book publications include: The Good Die Poor (1937), Monkey on a Stick (1940), Main Street Beat (1947), By His Own Hand (1952), The Big Fella (1956), Six O'Clock Casual (1960), The Genesee (1963), O'Shaughnessy's Cafe (1969), The Rochester I Know (1972), I Always Liked It Here (1983), and Souvenir, and Other Stories (1990).

In 1921 Clune married Charlotte Boyle, a national swimming champion who competed in the 1920 Olympics. The Clunes, who had four sons, lived for many years in Scottsville, New York. Mrs. Clune died in 1990 at the age of 91.

In 1963 Henry Clune was named a Fellow of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Science and in 1965 he was given the Friends of the Rochester Public Library's Annual Literary Award. Clune died on October 9, 1995 at the age of 105.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence, including letters from such notables as Herbert Hoover, H.L. Mencken, Billy Rose, and Walter Winchell. Also included are the manuscripts of his books, copies of the "Seen and Heard" columns and his other publications, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Some correspondents include Samuel Hopkins Adams, Louise Brooks, Carl Carmer, Jacob Robert Cominsky, Eva Gabor, Frank Gannett, Herbert Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, Beatrice Kaufman, Claire Boothe Luce, Jerre Mangione, Irene Castle Mc Laughlin, Henry Lewis Mencken, Frank Sullivan, Booth Tarkington, Gene Tunney, Walter Winchell.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Clune, Henry W., 1890-1995
Adams, Samuel Hopkins, 1871-1958
Journalists
Immediate Source of Acquisition
In 1963 Henry W. Clune donated his papers to Syracuse University Library. They generously presented the papers to the University of Rochester Library in 1980 as part of the celebration of Mr. Clune's ninetieth birthday. Other material came to the Library as part of Mr. Clune's estate. The materials in boxes 14-20 was added in 2003.Access
The Henry W. Clune Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Henry W. Clune Papers, D.141, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Contents
Box 1: Correspondence
Folder:
Folder 1. May 1926 - April 1940
Folder 2. May 1940 - December 1946
Folder 3. January - December 1947
Folder 4. January 1948 - December 1951
Folder 5. January - December 1952
Folder 6. January 1953 - April 1956
Folder 7. May 1956 - August 1962
Box 2: Correspondence
Folder:
Folder 1. September 1962 - June 1963
Folder 2. July - December 1963
Folder 3. January - August 1964
Folder 4. September 1964 - January 1965
Folder 5. February 1965 - December 1966
Folder 6. January 1967 - December 1969
Box 3: Correspondence and Memorabilia
Folder:
Folder 1. Correspondence, 1970-1990
Folder 2. Non-dated correspondence
Folder 3. Friends of the Rochester Public Library Literary Award, program, 1965
Folder 4. Letters and cards from Clune's 90th and 100th Birthday celebrations
Folder 5. April 22, 1983, Official Henry Clune Day in Rochester, NY
Folder 6. Honorary Alumnus, Class of 1912, awarded by the University of Rochester, 1983
Folder 7. Rochester Boxing Association Awards Ceremony 1986, Dedicated to Clune
Folder 8. Newspaper Clippings about Clune and his family, 1935-1995
Folder 9. Charlotte B. Clune Obituaries and Memorial Service
Folder 10. Miscellaneous biographical Material
Folder 11. Miscellaneous publication material
Box 4: Manuscripts - The Big Fella; By His Own Hand; The Genesee
Folder:
Folder 1. The Big Fella, Draft, typescript, pages 1-149.
Folder 2. The Big Fella, Draft, typescript, pages 150-300.
Folder 3. The Big Fella, Draft, typescript, pages 301-445.
Folder 4. The Big Fella, Draft, typescript, pages 446-599.
Folder 5. The Big Fella, Reviews.
Folder 6. By His Own Hand, Reviews.
Folder 7. The Genesee, Draft A, typescript, pages 4-199.
Folder 8. The Genesee, Draft A, typescript, pages 200-331.
Box 5: Manuscripts - The Genesee
Folder:
Folder 1. The Genesee, Draft B, typescript, pages 1-115.
Folder 2. The Genesee, Draft B, typescript, pages 116-234.
Folder 3. The Genesee, Draft B., typescript, pages 235-335.
Folder 4. The Genesee, Galley Proofs.
Folder 5. The Genesee, Illustrations.
Folder 6. The Genesee, Notes, holograph.
Folder 7. The Genesee, Notes, holograph.
Box 6: Manuscripts - The Genesee; The Good Die Poor; Main Street Beat
Folder:
Folder 1. The Genesee, Notes, holograph.
Folder 2. The Genesee, Notes, typescript.
Folder 3. The Genesee, Reviews, 1963.
Folder 4. The Good Die Poor, Draft, typescript, pages 1-131.
Folder 5. The Good Die Poor, Draft, typescript, pages 132-254.
Folder 6. Main Street Beat, Draft, typescript, pages 1-148.
Folder 7. Main Street Beat, Draft, typescript, pages 149-301.
Folder 8. Main Street Beat, Reviews.
Box 7: Manuscripts - Monkey on a Stick; O'Shaughnessy's Cafe
Folder:
Folder 1. Monkey on a Stick, Draft, typescript, pages 1-146.
Folder 2. Monkey on a Stick, Draft, typescript, pages 147-284.
Folder 3. Monkey on a Stick, Reviews, 1940.
Folder 4. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft A, typescript, pages 3-101.
Folder 5. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft A, typescript, pages 102-215.
Folder 6. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft A, typescript, pages 216-335.
Folder 7. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft A, typescript, pages 336-449.
Box 8: Manuscripts - O'Shaughnessy's Cafe
Folder:
Folder 1. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft A, typescript, pages 450-542.
Folder 2. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft B, typescript, pages 1-101.
Folder 3. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft B, typescript, pages 102-215.
Folder 4. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft B, typescript, pages 216-335.
Folder 5. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft B, typescript, pages 336-449.
Folder 6. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Draft B, typescript, pages 450-542.
Folder 7. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Layout Materials.
Box 9: Manuscripts - O'Shaughnessy's Cafe; The Rochester I Know
Folder:
Folder 1. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Notes holograph and typescript.
Folder 2. O'Shaughnessy's Cafe, Reviews, 1969.
Folder 3. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 1-50.
Folder 4. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 51-99.
Folder 5. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 100-150.
Folder 6. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 151-199.
Folder 7. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 200-250.
Folder 8. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 251-299.
Folder 9. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 300-350.
Folder 10. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 351-399.
Folder 11. The Rochester I Know, Draft, typescript, pages 400-417.
Box 10: Manuscripts - Six O'Clock Casual
Folder:
Folder 1. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft A, typescript, pages 1-88.
Folder 2. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft A, typescript, pages 89-160.
Folder 3. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft B, typescript, pages 1-108.
Folder 4. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft B, typescript, pages 109-202.
Folder 5. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft B, typescript, pages 203-308.
Folder 6. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft B, typescript, pages 309-410.
Folder 7. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft B, typescript, pages 411-504.
Box 11: Manuscripts - Six O'Clock Casual
Folder:
Folder 1. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft C, typescript, pages 1-102.
Folder 2. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft C, typescript, pages 103-208.
Folder 3. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft C, typescript, pages 209-314.
Folder 4. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft C, typescript, pages 315-397.
Folder 5. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft C, typescript, pages 398-492.
Folder 6. Six O'Clock Casual, Draft D, typescript, pages 1-131.
Folder 7. Six O'Clock Casual, Notes and Fragments.
Folder 8. Six O'Clock Casual, Reviews
Box 12: Manuscripts- Short Stories, Articles and Unpublished works (alphabetically arranged)
Folder:
Folder 1. "Anthony, Susan B." Draft, typescript.
Folder 2. "Irish Rules", Draft, typescript (incomplete).
Folder 3. "A Man Is Born", Draft, typescript, Part I.
Folder 4. "A Man Is Born", Draft, typescript, Part II.
Folder 5. "Scramble Eyes", Draft A, typescript.
Folder 6. "Scramble Eyes", Draft B, typescript.
Folder 7. "There's Something In A Name", Draft, typescript.
Folder 8. Untitled, Autobiography, Draft, typescript (incomplete).
Folder 9. "A Young Man Falls In Love", Part I, Draft A, typescript.
Folder 10. "A Young Man Falls In Love", Part II, Draft A, typescript.
Folder 11. "A Young Man Falls In Love", Part I, Draft B, typescript.
Folder 12. "A Young Man Falls In Love", Part II, Draft B, typescript.
Box 13: Publications: Writings - Newspaper Column, Short Stories and Articles. (chronologically arranged)
Folder:
Folder 1. "The Fastest Man In The World", Collier's, vol. 74, September 13, 1924.
Folder 2. "The Bad Little Nice Girl", McClure's, vol. 58, June 1927.
Folder 3. "Phi Beta Kappa Kid", McClure's, vol. 61, November 1928.
Folder 4. "Palookas and Plutocrats", North American Review, vol. 227, January 1929.
Folder 5. "Sugar", Munsey, vol. XLVII, September 1929.
Folder 6. "Seen and Heard", Clippings, 1936-1969. (see also scrapbook containing "Seen and Heard" clippings)
Folder 7. "Nostalgia", Column Review, June 1939.
Folder 8. "Why I Live In Rochester", Pageant, vol. 6, February 1951.
Folder 9. "The Big Fella," Montreal Star, September 8, 1956.
Folder 10. "That Lawyers May Laugh", Case and Comments, September - October 1963.
Folder 11. "The Genesee Country", essay by Henry W. Clune, January 17 - February 22, 1976.
Folder 12. "Henry Clune Recalls..."
Folder 13. "The Author Baits the Critics (from a manuscript found in a Bottle by an Anonymous Alcoholic)", typescript, n.d.
Box 14: Manuscripts - I Always Liked It Here
Folder:
Folder 1. I Always Liked It Here, Draft A, typescript, pages 1-136.
Folder 2. I Always Liked It Here, Draft A, typescript, pages 137-337.
Folder 3. I Always Liked It Here, Draft B, typescript, pages 1-220.
Folder 4. I Always Liked It Here, Draft C, typescript, pages 1-377.
Folder 5. I Always Liked It Here, Layout Materials.
Folder 6. Photographs of Book Signing Party for I Always Liked It Here, University of Rochester, 1983
Box 15: Manuscripts - I Always Liked It Here
Folder:
Folder 1. I Always Liked It Here, blue unbound proof sheet.
Folder 2. I Always Liked It Here, unbound proof sheets.
Folder 3. I Always Liked It Here, photos and negatives of Clune for jacket cover
Folder 4. I Always Liked It Here, typescript draft, cover page through page 100.
Folder 5. I Always Liked It Here, Layout Materials.
Folder 6. I Always Liked It Here, Printer Errors.
Folder 7. I Always Liked It Here, Bindings.
Folder 8. I Always Liked It Here, Correspondence about I Always Liked It Here.
Folder (See also alcove 4)
Box 16: Unpublished materials
Folder:
Folder 1. Journal kept by Henry Clune, typescript, March-November 1992
Folder 2. Journal kept by Henry Clune, typescript, 1993
Folder 3. Retreat, by Henry Clune, unpublished, typescript, n.d.
Folder 4. Retreat, by Henry Clune, unpublished, typescript, n.d. (copy 2)
Box 17: Clune's annotated copy of Mister Abbott by George Abbot, 1963.
Box 18: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Clune
Box 19: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by Clune about current events and sports.
Box 20: Scrapbook of "Seen and Heard" newspaper clippings, 1945-1952; Advertisement Placard for I Always Liked It Here
ALCOVE 4: Proof sheets and other material relating to the publication of I Always Liked It Here


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