John Gardner Papers

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John Gardner Papers
Creator: Gardner, John, 1933-1982
Call Number: D.183
Dates: 1880s-2007
Physical Description: 90 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
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Access
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Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Box 1a
Box 1b
Box 1c
Box 2a
Box 2b
Box 3a
Box 3b
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Box 4
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Box 6a
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Box 7a
Box 7b
Box 7c
Box 8a
Box 8b
Box 8c
Box 9a
Box 9b
Box 10a
Box 10b
Box 10c
Box 11a: Preston Family Materials [JG's uncle and aunt]
Box 11b
Box 11c
Box 11d
Box 11e
Box 11f
Box 12a
Box 12b
Box 12c
Box 13a
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Box 42a
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Box 42c
Box 43a
Box 43b
Box 43c
Box 44a
Box 44b
Box 44c
Box 45a
Box 45b
Box 46a
Books inscribed to JG:
Copies of books, mostly proofs, sent to JG by publishers for blurbs or reviews:
Box 46b
Copies of books, mostly proofs, sent to JG by publishers for blurbs or reviews:
Other miscellaneous items:
Miscellaneous books owned by JG:
Box 46c
Box 47a
Box 47b
Box 47c
Box 48a
Box 48b
Box 49a
Box 49b
Box 49c
Box 50a
Box 50b
[Laid in, not in folders]:
Laid in, not in folders
Box 53 [flat box]
Box 54 [flat box]
Box 55
[Titles may be of the drawings or of the story for which they were done.]
Box 57 [flat box]
JG's personal effects, recovered after his fatal motorcycle accident:
Box 58 [flat box]
Box 59 [flat box]
Box 60 [Small index card box]
Box 61 [Small index card box]
Box 62 [Small index card box]
Box 63 [flat box]
Box 64a
Box 64b
Book owned by JG:
Box 64c
Miscellaneous books owned by JG:
Box 65 [Acquired from Lucy Gardner in 1992]
Audio Tapes [as titled on their boxes]:
Box 66 [Large flat box]
Art work by JG:
Box 67a
Box 67b
Box 68 (See also: Correspondence)
Box 69
Construction of Christian Poetry, Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, London, Amsterdam, 1975
Box 70
The Chaucer Papers
Box 71
The Best American Short Stories 1982, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1982
On Becoming a Novelist, Harper Row, New York, 1983
Box 72
The Art of Fiction, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, distributed by Random House, 1984
Box 73
Gilgamesh, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1984
Box 74
Stillness Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1986
Box 75
Stillness Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1986
Box 76
Stillness Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1986
Box 77
"Death and Readjustment" Later published as Stillness Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1986
Box 78
Lies! Lies! Lies!, University of Rochester Libraries, Rochester, New York, 1999
Box 79
Miscellaneous, short stories, plays, poems, by JG, arranged alphabetically by title
Box 80
Miscellaneous, cont'd
Box 81
Miscellaneous, by other authors, arranged alphabetically by author, includes:
Box 82
Newspaper Articles and Book Reviews, regarding the life and work of JG
Box 83
Legal Documents, Contracts, Royalty Statements
Box 84
Family History, Life and Death of JG
Box 85
The John Gardner Society
Box 86
Box 87
Grendel Theatrical and Motion Picture Productions: [Arranged by production, and then chronologically. See also oversize Box 51]
Box 88
Novels, Short Stories, and Reviews by JG:
Reviews of JG:
Open Road Integrated Media
Box 89 [oversized]
Box 90
Unnumbered boxes:
Large white flatbox: Denim jacket worn by JG during fatal accident.
Large white flatbox: Leather jacket worn by JG during fatal accident.
Flat File:
Collection Overview
Title: John Gardner Papers
Creator: Gardner, John, 1933-1982
Call Number: D.183
Dates: 1880s-2007
Physical Description: 90 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
John Champlin Gardner (1933-1982), American novelist and short story writer, medieval English literary scholar, editor, critic, translator, librettist, poet, college professor in medieval English literature and creative writing was born on July 21, 1933, in Batavia, New York, near Buffalo. He was the eldest of four children of John Champlin Gardner, a dairy farmer and lay preacher, and Priscilla Jones Gardner, a former high school English teacher. The rural farm home was full of books, and the family frequently read aloud. Both John Sr. and Priscilla regularly offered dramatic performances at community gatherings. Gardner joined in the work of the farm, was an avid early reader, and began writing by age eight. At age eleven, a life-changing experience occurred when Gardner's younger brother Gilbert, age six, was killed when he fell beneath a cultipacker that Gardner was pulling with a tractor. The accident is described in a short story Gardner wrote later in life, "Redemption," and he referred to the accident in conversations and interviews throughout his life.

Following Batavia High School graduation in 1951, Gardner began his college education at DePauw University. He planned to major in chemistry, but he was drawn to literature and philosophy. In his sophomore year Gardner contributed the prize-winning story and song lyrics for DePauw's annual musical comedy. Beginning his junior year, Gardner transferred to Washington University after marrying his St. Louis cousin, Joan Louise Patterson in June 1953. At Washington, Gardner wrote a short story that was published as "Nickel Mountain" in the student literary magazine he co-edited. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and used his Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to pursue an M.A. degree in creative writing at the University of Iowa and continued on in Iowa's English Ph.D. program. Gardner studied old and medieval English language and literature under Professor John C. McGalliard. For his dissertation Gardner submitted a novel, The Old Men, and received his doctorate in 1958.

Gardner's first teaching position was a one-year appointment at Oberlin College, Ohio, in 1958. In 1959 he moved on to Chico State College (now the University of California at Chico). During his Chico years Gardner's two children were born -- Joel, in 1959, and Lucy, in 1962. While teaching a variety of four courses per semester, Gardner served as a leading force in establishing Chico's Creative Writing Program and briefly supervised the student literary magazine but was stifled by the college's attempts to censor the publication. In 1961 Gardner launched his own professional literary magazine, MSS, which -- despite its short run of three issues -- achieved early prominence by publishing a notable array of works by a mix of both young and established writers including William Gass, John Hawkes, Joyce Carol Oates, W.S. Merwin, George P. Elliott, and William Stafford. Gardner's Chico years also saw his first published story, "A Little Night Music," in a literary magazine, Northwest Review, and his publication with colleague Lennis Dunlap of The Forms of Fiction, an anthology of short and longer fiction with comments for use in writing and literature courses. The selections together with critical introductions, analyses and questions provide one of the earliest glimpses of Gardner's developing concept of good fiction as expressing moral values. Random House reprinted it six times over the next five years.

It was Gardner's continuing scholarship in medieval literature that won him a tenure-track position as assistant professor at San Francisco State University in 1962. While teaching four courses each semester, Gardner continued to focus his scholarship on medieval English literature and in 1965 published The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet: in a Modern English Version to very favorable reviews.

In tandem with additional related scholarly translations and writings in progress, Gardner continued his writing of fiction and other creative works, sometimes drawing on classical or old or middle English themes and often combining fantasy with reality. Early in his next teaching post , beginning in September 1965, as Associate Professor in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature, Southern Illinois University, Gardner published his first novel, The Resurrection (1966) to mixed reviews, followed by The Wreckage of Agathon (1970). His 1971 novel Grendel, a reimagining of the Beowulf story from the perspective of the monster, received wide favorable acclaim and brought him name recognition. Also appearing in 1971 was Gardner's translation and edition: The Alliterative Morte Arthure; The Owl and the Nightingale; and Five Other Middle English Poems. The Sunlight Dialogues, considered by many his finest novel, appeared in 1972; Throughout his Southern Illinois professorship which extended to mid-1976, Gardner typically pursued several writing projects simultaneously, alternating between his medieval studies scholarship and his creative work. He won recognition and respect in both arenas and came to be seen as one of America's most prolific and imaginative writers.

With support from a 1973-74 Guggenheim Fellowship, Gardner made progress in his scholarly studies and creative writing. Both his epic poem Jason and Medeia and his next novel, Nickel Mountain, appeared in 1973. Gardner's 1974 The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle featured a careful analysis of the individual pageants together with Gardner's comments about the authorship of the whole. Toward year's end, Gardner's The King's Indian; Stories and Tales appeared.

Summer 1974 was Gardner's first year as faculty at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. From the outset Gardner became a favorite, and he returned for eight subsequent years. His classes, readings, lively exchanges with students and faculty colleagues, and his generous critiquing of student writing -- all gave him a following that extended well beyond the Conference.

Between 1974 and 1978, Gardner resigned from SIU and held successive teaching appointments at Bennington, Skidmore, and Williams colleges, and George Mason University. His 1976 separation from wife Joan eventually led to divorce.

In 1975 Gardner was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales was selected as "The New York Times Outstanding Book for Children 1975." Gardner's novel October Light won the 1976 National Book Critics Award for Fiction. Another collection for children, Gudgekin the Thistle Girl and Other Tales came out in 1976. He wrote the libretto for Rumpelstiltskin as an opera, with music by Joseph Baber, and it was first performed in January 1977. Also appearing in 1977 were Gardner's third collection of tales for children, King of the Hummingbirds, and his The Life and Times of Chaucer, The Poetry of Chaucer, and two more children's books -- In the Suicide Mountains and A Child's Bestiary. Towards the end of 1977, while recovering from cancer surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Gardner drafted a guide to the writing of fiction which he entitled, "The Art of Fiction."

With On Moral Fiction (1978), Gardner offered a book-length discussion of his long-held views developed from his college reading of Tolstoy's What Is Art? -- that true art is moral art and offers a "careful, thoroughly honest search for and analysis of values." Gardner argued that good fiction expressed values that affirm what is good for characters in particular and for humanity in general. Gardner's choice to name specific contemporary writers as examples in his argument thrust him into the national spotlight amidst a controversy whose vehemence and duration he had not counted on. Many subsequent interviews and reviews of his work specifically referred to his On Moral Fiction and used it as a measure of Gardner's own work.

In Fall 1978 Gardner began directing the creative writing program at State University of New York at Binghamton. Also, his Poems was published. 1979 saw publication of two more opera libretti -- Frankenstein and William Wilson, and the tale, Vlemk the Box Painter.

In 1980 Gardner married Liz Rosenberg and together they edited MSS: A Retrospective, preliminary to the 1981 revival of MSS as a venue for new writers. Also coming out in those years were Gardner's novel Freddy's Book (1980), a radio play entitled The Temptation Game (1980), a play entitled Death and the Maiden (1981), and The Art of Living and Other Stories (1981).

In 1982 Gardner edited (with Shannon Ravenel) Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Short Stories: 1982. His novel Mickelsson's Ghosts appeared. He divorced Liz Rosenberg. Days before his planned wedding to Susan Thornton, Gardner was killed, at age 49, on 14 September, in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on a rural road near Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

Weeks before his death Gardner had completed his collaborative work on a new translation of the centuries-old epic Gilgamesh, with Gardner rendering into poetry accessible to lay readers the literal English translation from the original Akkadian by Professor John Maier, with assistance from Assyriologist Richard Henshaw. Gilgamesh appeared in 1984, as did Gardner's The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers. Also in the weeks before his death, Gardner brought together in his On Becoming a Novelist (posthumously published in 1983) his personal observations, for the beginning novelist, as to the promising writer's sensibilities, training and education, and he offers practical tips for surviving with writing as a vocation earning livelihood.

In his last interview, conducted by David Stanton at the Bread Loaf Conference, August 1982, John Gardner acknowledged that one of his aspirations was to be "the world's greatest librettist". This biography takes note, therefore, that in Summer 2006 Gardner's novel Grendel was produced as an opera, with Julie Taymor as director and Taymor and J.D. McClatchy as co-librettists. They drew heavily from Gardner's novel. The opera was premiered at the LA Opera Company in June 2006 and in July 2006 at New York's Lincoln Center. By Fall 2006 there were discussions of a possible LA revival in 2007.

Bibliography

Howell, John M. John Gardner; A Bibliographical Profile. With an Afterword by John Gardner. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980. [Rare Books/Special Collections, Cominsky Room, PS3557/.G217Zah]

Hamilton, Lee T. "John Gardner: A Bibliographical Update." John Gardner: True Art, Moral Art. Ed. Beatrice Mendez-Egle. Edinburg, Texas: School of Humanities, Pan American University, 1983. [ Rare Books/Special Collections, Gardner PS3557/.A712/ Z725/1983]

Howell, John M. Understanding John Gardner. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1993. See "Bibliography," pp. 151-161. [Rare Books/Special Collections, Gardner PS3557/.A712/Z69/1993]

Arrangement
The Gardner collection remains only partially organized and this register is simply a listing of the foldered items in the boxes. However, a database of the correspondence has been prepared and may be searched from this.

There are some items for which the identity of the item, or of the author, remains unclear.

Titles of works by JG are all in quotes. In published form, they are to be found as cataloged books in the Department. The text can be searched by keyword using the FIND function in the EDIT menu.

Abbreviations:

JG John Gardner

MS Manuscript

TS Typescript

PC Photocopy

Pg/pgs/pp Pages

n.d. No date

[ ] Educated guess made by author of register

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Gardner, John, 1933-1982
Authors, American
Access
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Finding aid publication date: 2015-03-17
Content List
Box 1a
Folder 1. "Monday," by Yvonne Ponsor, n.d. TS, 16 pp. Plus MS cover letter from Ponsor.
Folder 2. "The Love You Take," by Marcia Andrews, n.d. TS, 16 pp. Plus TS cover letter from Andrews.
Folder 3. Various Poems, by Eve Wiegel, n.d. TS, app. 15 pp.
Folder 4. "Escagriffe," by Diane Lefer, n.d. TS, 15 pp.
Folder 5. "Where There's Smoke," by Harry Smith, n.d. TS, 38 pp. Plus TS cover letter from Smith.
Folder 6. "Statue of Liberty," by William Falcone, n.d. TS, 17 pp.
Folder 7. "Scarface," by Page Edwards, n.d. TS, 107 pp.
Folder 8. "The Marques del Campogrande," and "Mesa Cammila," by Lamar Herrin, n.d. TS, pp. 124-147; 85-139.
Folder 9. One pencil sketch of Gardner [by R. Szizygul?].
Folder 10. "Erinna to Baucis/ A Poem by Erinna," translated by Daniel Haberman with Marilyn Arthur, illustrated by C.B. Foss, n.d. Limited edition, unbound quarto, inscribed to Gardner by Haberman. 6 pp.
Folder 11. "Report on Rimur 1980," by Shaun Hughes, n.d. Offprint from the Journal of English and Germanic Philology. Signed by author. pp. 477-498.
Folder 12. One ink-wash drawing of a winged figure [by K. Morrow?], n.d.
Folder 13. Three pencil drawings for In the Suicide Mountains, by Joe Servello, n.d.
Folder 14. One ballpoint pen drawing of a funeral, artist unknown, n.d.
Folder 15. Six ink-wash drawings, by Amy Anderson, n.d.
Folder 16. One woodblock print, artist unknown, n.d.
Folder 17. "Under the Baobab Tree," ink transfer and gouache drawing, by Colleen McElroy, n.d. Inscribed to Gardner by McElroy.
Folder 18. "Fifteenth-Century Flamboyant Style and The Castle of Perseverance," by Michael Kelly. Offprint from Comparative Drama, VI (1972). pp. 14-28.
Folder 19. "The Chaucer Ascription in Trinity College, Dublin MS D.2.8," by Gareth Cunleavy. Offprint from Ambix, XIII, 1965. pp.1-21.
Folder 20. Review of How I Wrote Certain of My Books, by Charles Johnson. American Book Review [1977 or later]. PC of printed item, 1 p.
Folder 21. "From Summer Solstice," by George Seferis, translated by Byron Raizis. Offprint from The Southern Review, V, 1969. pp. 522-527.
Folder 22. "Experience, Language, and Consciousness: Troilus and Criseyde II, 596-931, by Donald Howard. Offprint from Medieval Literature and Folklore Studies (1970). pp. 173-192; 362-364. Plus review of "The Structure of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde," dissertation by William George Provost [from an index to dissertations], PC of printed item, 1 p.
Folder 23. "Henry Carey (1687-1743) and Some Troublesome Attributions," by E.L. Oldfield. Offprint from Bulletin of the New York Public Library, June, 1968. pp. 357-419. Inscribed to JG by the author.
Folder 24. "The World of Mandeville's Travels," by Donald R. Howard. Offprint from The Yearbook of English Studies, Vol. 1, 1971. pp. 1-17. Inscribed to JG by author.
Folder 25. "Some New Volumes of Lawrence's Letters," by Harry Moore. Offprint from The D.H. Lawrence Review, n.d. pp. 61-74.
Folder 26. "Someone Else," unknown author, n.d. TS, 36 pp.
Folder 27. "Disguised Fiction," by Joyce Carol Oates, a letter to the editor of PMLA, May 1974. TS with MS comments by Oates in reference to JG, 2 pp.
Folder 28. "Her heart thumped....," unknown writer, n.d. Fragment of a work. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 29. "The Walker," by L.M. Rosenberg, n.d. Fragment of work. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 30. "A Brace of Hellcats for Calico Jack," in The Terrible Teach and His Nemesis, n.d. PC of printed item, pp. 150-151.
Folder 31. "Mary Read," in A Book of Famous Pirates, n.d. PC of printed item, pp. 54-67.
Folder 32. "Outline for the Story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read," by Vanessa Redgrave, n.d. TS, 11 pp.
Folder 33. "A Moral Glance at October Light," by Harry Fincken, Jr., n.d. TS, 15 pp.
Folder 34. "The Prince, the Dwarf the Blacksmith's Daughter," by Tom Mula, n.d. An adaptation from JG's In the Suicide Mountains. With a promotional poster. TS, 45 pp.
Folder 35. "Akkadian Myths and Epics," in Ancient Near Eastern Texts (1969). PC of printed item, 76-90; 503-507.
Box 1b
Folder 36. The Doomed Detective: The Contribution of the Detective Novel to Postmodern American and Italian Fiction, by Stefano Toni, n.d. With a letter to JG from the editor of Southern Illinois University Press, and a reviewer's remarks. TS, pp. 1-113.
Folder 37. The Doomed Detective, by Stefano Toni, n.d. TS, pp. 114-244.
Folder 38. The New Life Hotel, by Edward Hower, n.d. Galley Proofs, 127 pp.
Folder 39. "The Tryals of Captain John Rackam and other Pirates." [Court proceedings] 1721. PC of printed item, 18 pp.
Folder 40. "Grendel," a screen adaptation by Kim Anway, 1980. TS, original and revised copies, each with cover letter, 68 pp. each.
Folder 41. Instructions from the University of Southern Illinois Press on preparing manuscripts for submission, 1980. With cover letter from Chief Editor to JG. TS, five copies, 12 pp. each.
Folder 42. "To Those at Sea," by Tatiana Holway, n.d. With cover letter. TS, app. 100 pp.
Box 1c
Folder 43. "Epic and Romance in the Argonautica of Apollonius," by Beye, n.d. TS, pp. 1-125. [Later published as: Epic and Romance in the Argonautica of Apollonius (Southern Illinois Univ. Pr, 1982), with a Foreword by John Gardner.]
Folder 44. "Epic and Romance," by Beye, n.d. TS, 126-250.
Folder 45. "Epic and Romance," by Beye, n.d. TS, 251-379.
Folder 46. "Pont De Pierre," by Arthur Boardman, n.d. TS, pp. 1-140.
Folder 47. "Pont De Pierre," by Boardman, n.d. TS, 141-280.
Folder 48. "The Sunlight Man," a screen adaptation by Jules Dassin. With an unrelated note from "Sandy" to "Alex," n.d. TS, 93 pp.
Folder 49. "The Tale of the Campaign of Igor/ Igor son of Sviatoslav/ grandson of Oleg/ An Epic of Twelfth Century Russia," translated with commentary by Deborah V. Berman, n.d. TS, 35 pp.
Folder 50. "The Middle English Lyric 'Joly Jankyn,'" by J.D.W. Crowther, n.d. MS, 1 p.
Folder 51. "Narrative Focus and Function in The Book of the Duchess," by James Neil Brown. MSE, Spring, 1970. PC of printed item, pp. 71-79; p. 272 of The Book.
Folder 52. "Chaucer's Anelida and Arcite: Some Conjectures," by Michael D. Cherniss, in unidentified work, n.d. With MS annotations [by JG?]. PC of printed item, pp. 9-21. Plus "Word-Order as a Factor of Style in Chaucer's Poetry," in unidentified work. With MS annotations [by JG?]. PC of printed item, 1 p.
Folder 53. "The Music of the Spheres and The Parlement of Foules," by David Chamberlain, in unidentified book, n.d. PC of printed item, with MS annotations [by JG?], pp. 32-56.
Folder 54. Two loose pages, PC of unidentified work.
Box 2a
Folder 1. Southern Illinois University Press: copies of correspondence between people other than JG; statement regarding Press and its interests; misc. material. TS, 9 pp.
Folder 2. JG's Vita, 1970 or later. Two copies, TS, 5 pp. each.
Folder 3. Susquehanna Community Choral Society: misc. membership and activities materials. TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 4. History of the Susquehanna Choral Society, n.d. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 5. "Visions," program for student literary society, featuring JG, 1976; photograph of JG with parents and one other.
Folder 6. Musical scores for Grendel: "Shaper's Song," and one unnamed, n.d. 40 pp. [See also musical score for "Grendel" in Box 51:3.
Folder 7. "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown": notes, material, and music for a play by the Susquehanna Community Choral Society, n.d. app. 50 pp.
Folder 8. "Floral Dictionary," appendix to unidentified book, with MS annotations by JG. Possibly background to A Child's Floriary, poems by JG, n.d. PC of printed item, pp. 256-271.
Folder 9. "Marvin's on the Distant Shore": advertisements for radio show by JG, n.d. TS and MS, 8 pp. With 5 pp. of MS notes by JG on auditions for parts.
Folder 10. "Faculty Data Forms," Southern Illinois University, Fall 1973. 26 forms filled-in, about various faculty.
Folder 11. English Department Intramural Mail, Southern Illinois University, to JG, to and from others, 1973. app. 125 pp.
Folder 12. Southern Illinois University Intramural Mail, to JG, 1973. app. 70 pp.
Folder 13. File "N," various people and events under "N," 1973. TS and printed, app. 50 pp.
Folder 14. Foreword by JG for Forms of Glory by J. William Hunt. The foreword; correspondence; jacket flap summation, 1973. TS, 24 pp.
Folder 15. Illustrations for A Child's Bestiary. App. 30 pp.
Folder 16. Graduate Council, Southern Illinois University, 1973. Meeting agendas and minutes. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 17. Graduate research, Southern Illinois University, 1971. Reports, etc. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 18. Directory, National Opera Association, 1971.
Folder 19. Library materials, Southern Illinois University, 1969;1973. TS and printed, 27 pp.
Folder 20. Addresses of individuals. MS, 2 pp.
Folder 21. "MacMillan Audio Brandon, 1973 film course by JG. Invoices, orders, etc. TS and MS, app. 15 pp.
Box 2b
Folder 22. Center for Medieval Studies, and Maine Writers Workshop, 1973. TS, 16 pp.
Folder 23. "Danforth Conference," in Missouri, 1973. Correspondence, etc. TS and MS, 5 pp.
Folder 24. File "S," various people and events under "S," 1973. TS, MS, and printed, app. 25 pp.
Folder 25. File "B," various people and events under "B," 1972-1974. TS, MS, and printed, app. 15 pp.
Folder 26. File "C," various people and events under "C," 1973. TS, 4 items.
Folder 27. Homer project proposal, by JG, n.d. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 28. File "A," various people and events under "A," 1973. TS and printed, 5 pp.
Folder 29. Miscellaneous personal file of birthdays to remember, photographs, MS notes, etc. relating to work and family, n.d. TS, MS, and printed, app. 50 pp.
Folder 30. "Internal Evaluation Report on the Proposed M.F.A. in Creative Writing," SUNY Binghamton, 1981. TS, 32 pp.
Folder 31. Miscellaneous household and academic file, 1980-81. TS, MS, and printed, app. 25 pp.
Folder 32. Miscellaneous household and academic file, 1980-81. TS, MS, and printed, app. 50 pp.
Folder 33. Creative Writing file [SUNY Binghamton, 1980-81]. TS, 35 pp.
Folder 34. Miscellaneous datebooks, empty envelopes, etc., 1980-1982. MS, TS, and printed, app. 50 pp.
Folder 35. Miscellaneous academic materials, 1973-74. TS and printed, 6 pp.
Folder 36. "Beowulf and Slovo O Polku Igoreve: Parallels and Relations," by JG [1973-74]. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp. Plus two pp. misc. academic material.
Folder 37. "Contents of John Gardner's Study at Susquehanna, PA, and Office at SUNY-Binghamton," no author, n.d., PC, 53 pp.
Box 3a
Folder 1. Poems, by various people, n.d. TS, 9 pp.
Folder 2. "The Mentor," by Richard Russo, n.d. TS, 36 pp.
Folder 3. "Point-of-View in Paradise Lost, and Critical Point of View," by Burton J. Weber, n.d. TS, 26 pp.
Folder 4. "Papergirl," and other stories, by Donna Kessler, n.d. TS, 37 pp., with MS cover letter to JG.
Folder 5. A novel, by "Vernon," n.d. TS, pp. 1-99.
Folder 6. A novel, by "Vernon," n.d. TS, pp. 100-199.
Folder 7. "Four Views of a Silver Star," by Melvin Koner, n.d. TS, pp. 1-144.
Folder 8. "Four Views of a Silver Star," by Melvin Koner, n.d. TS, pp. 145-278.
Folder 9. "The Death of Ludwig Wittgenstein," Debbie Gartenstein, n.d. TS, 31 pp.
Folder 10. "Summer, 1919: The Georgia-Chicago Loose-Leaf," by John McCluskey, n.d. TS, 76 pp. With TS cover letter to JG.
Folder 11. "Beowulf: The Hero in the Earthly City, a Translation by Bernard F. Huppe," SUNY Binghamton professor, 1978. TS, loose-leaf bound, 131 pp.
Box 3b
Folder 12. "Onliness," a novel by David Smith, c1981. Galley proofs, 261 pp.
Folder 13. "Love," by "Gupta," n.d. TS, pp. 21-50.
Folder 14. "Is the Holocaust Relevant to Sociobiology?" with a "Proposal to Create a Mobile Museum of Philosophy in New York," and related materials, by Max Hamburgh [1979]. TS, 35 pp.
Folder 15. "The Teaching of Seneca (A Variant of Part II)" [by George G. Strem?], n.d. TS, 67 pp.
Folder 16. "The Generation Gap: A Comedy in Two Acts," by George G. Strem, c1979. TS, 87 pp.
Folder 17. "The Beast Within Us: A Play in Two Acts," by George Strem, c1979. TS, 73 pp.
Folder 18. Still life photograph of pear, by Ahyla Irving, 1978.
Folder 19. "Even on my back darling....," poem, author unknown, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 20. "His Son, a Child of the Fifties," by Bill Henderson, 1981. TS, 167 pp.
Folder 21. "Descent of the Titans: The Sublime Riddle of Arthur Gordon Pym," by Kent Ljungquist, in The Southern Literary Journal, n.d. Inscribed to JG by author. PC of printed item, pp. 74-93.
Folder 22. "Poe's Nubian Geographer," by Kent Ljungquist, in American Literature, 1:1976. Offprint, 1 p.
Folder 23. "boundary two and the contemporary Fiction of Dis-closure," by William V. Spanos, n.d. TS, 11 pp.
Folder 24. "The Stoning of Stanislava," by Hart Wegner, n.d. TS, 19 pp.
Folder 25. "Winter in Bolton," by Melvin Konner, n.d. TS, 60 pp.
Folder 26. "Notes from a Prison Journal," by Jerome Washington, 1980. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 27. "Beowulf: The Hero in the Earthly City, a Translation by Bernard F. Huppe," c1978. Inscribed to JG by Huppe. TS, 131 pp.
Folder 28. "The Life of Lucius Annaeus Seneca," by George C. Strem, n.d. TS, 156 pp.
Box 3c
Folder 29. "The Affirming Balance of Voice," by Thomas Molyneux, in Shenandoah, n.d. PC of printed item, pp. 27-43.
Folder 30. "Signs of the Times," by Thomas Molyneux, in American Scholar, Autumn, 1973. PC of printed item, pp. 663-670.
Folder 31. Untitled music score, n.d. Printed, 5 pp.
Folder 32. "Silent Neighbors," by Carl Dennis, n.d. TS, 2 copies, 66 pp. each.
Folder 33. "The Gods of Epic: Unease, Epic Irony, and Epic Poetics," by Mario A. Di Cesare, in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, June, 1979. Inscribed to JG by author. Offprint, 274-306, and 1 p. abstract.
Folder 34. "23rd Exposure," poem by David W. Tuttle, n.d. PC of TS, 1 p.
Folder 35. "...Address Delivered by Dr. Mann....," n.d. PC of printed item from unidentified source, pp. 47-66.
Folder 36. Collection of articles by "Rocky Gardner," organized by Lucy Gardner, 1976. PC of items, and clips, 6 pp.
Folder 37. "The Canterbury Tales," chapter of a book by Dennis E. Baron, submitted to Southern Illinois University Press, 1980. With cover letter and vita to editor from author. TS, 81 pp.
Folder 38. "A Selection of Poems," by Cynthia Riley [1977 or later]. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 39. "Columbus Day: Poems," by Carl Dennis, n.d. TS, 78 pp.
Folder 40. "Male and Female in the Homeric Poems," by Charles Rowan Beye, in unidentified work, n.d. PC, pp. 87-101.
Folder 41. "The Cafe de Paris," by Robert Gupta, n.d. TS, 47 pp.
Folder 42. "Social Myth and the Images of Adolescence," by Charles Johnson, n.d. With cover letter from author typed onto title page. TS, 22 pp.
Folder 43. "On the Biology of Well-Being," by Dr. Joel Elkes, July 29, 1982. TS, 20 pp.
Folder 44. "Captain John Rackam, and His Crew," in Johnson's History of the Pyrates, n.d. With some underlining by JG. PC of printed item, pp. 150-73.
Folder 45. "Certain Sorrows, a Novel," by Charles Hammer, n.d. TS, pp. 1-150.
Folder 46. "Certain Sorrows, a Novel," by Charles Hammer, n.d. TS, 151-292.
Folder 47. Becoming a Writer, by Dorthea Brand, 1934. PC of the book, 148 pp.
Box 4
Folder 1. Draft of story ["Stillness"], by JG, n.d. Major characters in untitled and incomplete draft are Martin and Joan Orrick. TS with MS revisions, 64 pp.
Folder 2. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-116.
Folder 3. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 117-232.
Folder 4. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 233-353.
Folder 5. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 405-515.
Folder 6. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 516-625.
Folder 7. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 626-735.
Folder 8. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 736-846.
Folder 9. "Freddy's Book," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-72; 1-60.
Box 5
Folder 1. "Freddy's Book," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 61-203.
Folder 2. "Coyote and the Dead Man," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 7 pp.
Folder 3. "The Robber and the Flute from Tengu-Child by Kikuo Itaya." TS, 11 pp.; "The Camellia Mansion from Tengu Child by Kikuo Itaya." TS, 37 pp. Both translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui. With cover letter to JG from an editor.
Folder 4. "The Three Little Pigs Up in Vermont," stories introduced by JG. The product of a writers workshop in Vermont, where JG asked participants to write versions of "The Three Little Pigs," illustrating stylistic failures in writing. Introduction, TS, 3 pp. Stories, MS and TS, app. 75 pp.
Folder 5. "The Gnome and the Dragons: A Tale," by JG? [ca 1981]. MS, with drawings, app. 50 pp.
Folder 6. "Ulm, Michigan 1872," unidentified author, n.d. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 7. Life of Anne Drinker, document from the Susquehanna county Library Association and Historical Society. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 8. "The Book of the Night's Survivors," by John Gardner. TS with MS revisions, 21 pp.
Folder 9. "Amram" [by JG], dedicated to William H. Gass. TS, 29 pp.
Folder 10. "Becoming a Novelist," by JG. PC of TS with MS revisions, 166 pp.
Folder 11. Draft sections for textbook on writing for advanced high school and college students [by JG]. PC of TS and TS, both with MS revisions, 24 pp.
Folder 12. "The Art of Fiction," by JG. TS, pp. i-ix, 1-59, 224-32.
Folder 13. "Gilgamesh." TS, 6 pp.
Folder 14. Draft of story ["Stillness" by JG], containing major characters Joan and Martin Orrick. PC of TS with MS revisions, 48 pp
Box 6a
Folder 1. "Hitchhiking East: American Stories," by Peter Pfeiffer, n.d. Play. TS, app. 60 pp.
Folder 2. "Detour: An Odyssey," by Peter Pfeiffer, 1979. Play. TS, app. 60 pp.
Folder 3. House of Cards: A Tale of Love and Death in the Jungle," by Peter Pfeiffer, 1979. Play. TS, app. 60 pp.
Folder 4. "Onliness (A Novel Manuscript)," by Dave Smith, n.d. TS, pp. 1-130.
Folder 5. "Onliness," by Dave Smith, n.d. TS, pp. 131-269.
Folder 6. "Onliness," by Dave Smith, n.d. TS, pp. 270-404.
Folder 7. "The Sheen," by Julia Budenz. Poems. With cover letter from author to someone else. TS, 35 pp.
Folder 8. "Idols," by Greg Johnson, 1982. With cover letter to JG. TS, 36 pp.
Folder 9. "Joshua," by H. E. Francis, 1982. With cover letter to "Editors." TS, 20 pp.
Folder 10. "Ooo La La," with other short stories [by Lily Bobek?], n.d. PC of TS, 14 pp.
Folder 11. Untitled story, by Andrea Orsini, n.d. TS, 10 pp.
Box 6b
Folder 12. Several poems, by Mark G. Hammerschick, June 1982. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 13. Several poems, by Gayle Elen Harvey. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 14. "The Christmas Star (for Hope)," by Douglas Worth [1980?]. Inscribed to JG by author. TS, bound, 65 pp.
Folder 15. "Ox-Herding Tale: A Novel," by Charles Johnson, n.d. TS, 21 pp.
Folder 16. ["Essays on Fiction,"] Introduction to Essays on Fiction, by Charles Johnson, n.d. PC of TS, 5 pp., [same essay is part of item in following folder.]
Folder 17. "Essays on Fiction," by Charles Johnson and Hope Plumly, n.d. Table of Contents and Introduction [to book of same title?] PC of TS, pp. vii-xvi.
Folder 18. "Grandpa Joe's Fishing Reel," by Stuart Berkowitz, 1982. TS, 26 pp.
Folder 19. "The Future of Black Fiction," by Charles Johnson, n.d. With MS note from author to JG and "Liz" written on title page. TS, 10 pp.
Folder 20. "Circling," by Arlene Walsh, n.d. TS, 3 pp.
Folder 21. "Pinocchio," by C. Collodi, translated and annotated by James Teahan, n.d.. PC of TS, first app. 100 pp.
Folder 22. "Pinocchio," by C. Collodi, translated and annotated by James Teahan, n.d. PC of TS, last app. 100 pp.
Folder 23. "The Sphinx," by James Hoggard, n.d. PC of TS, 98 pp.
Folder 24. "Drive 'Til Morning," by James Hoggard, n.d. PC of TS, 157 pp.
Folder 25. "Island," by Bob Reiss, n.d. With cover letter from author to JG. PC of TS, pp. 1-115.
Folder 26. "Island," by Bob Reiss, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 116-230.
Folder 27. "Island," by Bob Reiss, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 231-351.
Box 6c
Folder 28. "Dial 411 For Information," by Martha Hall, n.d. PC of TS, 19 pp.
Folder 29. "Prelude I July 1958," by Gail Godwin, n.d. TS, 28 pp.
Folder 30. Three different stories by Chris Abouzeid, n.d. TS, 68 pp.
Folder 31. A story by Ambrose Clancy, 1981. With cover letter from author to JG. TS, 11 pp.
Folder 32. Three different stories by Paul Carlson, n.d. PC of TS, 74 pp.
Folder 33. "The Decline and Fall of Serious Music," by Roger Kolb, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 162 pp.
Folder 34. "The Decline and Fall of Serious Music," by Roger Kolb, n.d. Another draft. PC of TS with MS revisions, 150 pp.
Folder 35. "The Club," by Stephen Ecton, n.d. With cover letter from author to JG. TS, 58 pp.
Folder 36. "Straw before the Wind," by Betty Vander Els, n.d. With cover letter from author to JG. TS, 165 pp.
Folder 37. "Undoing the Spiritual Hook," by Ford M. Schwartz, n.d. A Christian Science publication. Printed, 5 pp.
Folder 38. Several poems by E. B. de Vito, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 39. Several poems by Ruth Wildes Schuler, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 40. Several poems by Tom Hawkins, n.d. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 41. "The Machine Aesthetic in the Puzzles of Sam Loyd (1841-1911), by Christopher Bennett Becker, n.d. TS, 14 pp.
Folder 42. "Life on the Razor's Edge," column [no author] in Woodstock Times, September through November, 1981. PC of printed item, 16 pp.
Folder 43. "Slander," by ? Stefen? [illegible], n.d. PC of MS, 7 pp.
Folder 44. Ink sketch of JG with inscribed poem, by ? McGrath? [illegible], 1980? 1 p.
Folder 45. Musical score for "The House Mouse and the Church Mouse," poem by JG, music by Paul Rest, n.d.. MS, 2 pp.
Folder 46. An illustration for The Art of Living, by Mary Azarian, n.d. PC of original, 2 sheets taped together.
Folder 47. "Or the Angels Will Weep," by Audrey Borenstein, 1982. With cover letter from author to JG and L.M. Rosenberg. TS, 61 pp.
Box 7a
Folder 1. "Anne Bonney Mary Read: A Treatment," [film script] by JG, n.d. TS, 25 pp.
Folder 2. ["Marvin's On 'The Distant Shore,'" by Frank Ryan, JG, and others], n.d. TS, pp. 32, 32, 41, 50.
Folder 3. Page from "Anne Bonney," by JG, n.d. TS, p. 17.
Folder 4. "Grendel," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, p. 2.
Folder 5. ["Death and the Maiden," by JG? n.d.]. MS, 1 p.
Folder 6. "The Temptation Game: A Play for Radio," by JG, n.d. TS, 43 pp.
Folder 7. "The Angel: A Play for Radio," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 35 pp.
Folder 8. "Days of Vengeance: A Play in One Act," by JG [written 1979]. TS, 5 copies, 23 pp. each.
Folder 9. "Marvin's on 'The Distant Shore,': A Musical Comedy," by Frank Ryan, JG, and others, n.d. TS, 50 pp., plus fragment, pp. 17-22. Musical score, MS, 36 pp.
Folder 10. "Helen at Home" [a musical comedy], by JG and others, n.d. With a newspaper article on the play. TS, 82 pp.
Folder 11. "Helen at Home," by JG and others, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 83 pp.
Folder 12. "Helen and Telemachos: A Play," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 51 pp.
Folder 13. "The Latest Word from Delphi: A Clown Play," by JG, n.d. TS, 101 pp.
Folder 14. "The Pied Piper of Hamlin: An Opera," Libretto by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 50 pp.
Folder 15. "The Sam Weber's Toyshop Miracle: A Play in One Act," by L. M. Rosenberg and JG, n.d. TS, 2 copies, 25 pp. each.
Folder 16. "Ivan the Fool," by JG? n.d. Characters, plot summary, and first scene. TS, 13 pp.
Folder 17. "Grendel," by JG, n.d. TS, p. 3.
Folder 18. "The Well-Tempered Clavier," Review or synopsis of a play by Jan Quakenbush. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 19. "Leda's Children: A Play in Three Acts," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 20. "Samson and the Witch: An Opera in One Act" [by JG], n.d. PC of TS, 19 pp.
Box 7b
Folder 21. "Ghosts" [by JG], n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 22. Plot for a play about a psychic and a murderer [by JG], n.d. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 23. "Helen at Home," by JG, n.d. Programs for the performance. PC of MS, three copies, one of which is signed by people associated with the writing and production of the play.
Folder 24. "Frankenstein: An Opera," Music by Joseph Baber; Libretto by JG, n.d. TS, 44 pp.
Folder 25. "Rumpelstiltskin: A Children's Opera," by Joseph Baber; Libretto by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions. Three copies, 37 pp. each, plus misc. pp. of music and fragments of text.
Folder 26. "God's Smoke" [by JG], n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 69 pp.
Folder 27. "Sam Weber's Toyshop Miracle: A Play in One Act," by L.M. Rosenberg and John Gardner, n.d. PC of TS, 25 pp.
Folder 28. "The Death of Jesse James: A Folksong Musical" [by JG]. One TS with MS revisions; two PC of TS with no revisions. 6 pp. each.
Folder 29. "The Pied Piper of Hamlin: An Opera," Libretto by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 50 pp.
Folder 30. "The Age of Reason (Anne Bonny and Mary Read)," by JG, June, 1979. Play. TS, 24 pp.
Folder 31. "The Age of Reason (Anne Bonny and Mary Read)," by JG, June, 1979. Play. TS, 24 pp.
Folder 32. "Death and the Maiden: A Tragedy in Three Acts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, two copies, 77 pp. each.
Folder 33. "Death and the Maiden: A Tragedy in Three Acts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, two copies, 77 pp. each.
Folder 34. "Samson and the Witch (An Opera in One Act) " [by JG], n.d. TS, with MS music score notes, 19 pp.
Folder 35. "The Age of Reason: A Treatment by John Gardner from an Original Story by Vanessa Redgrave," October, 1979. TS, 49 pp.
Folder 36. "Death and the Maiden," by JG, n.d. Fragments. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 37. ["The Death of Jesse James," by JG], a "sample opening," n.d. 3 pp.
Folder 38. "Killing Time (A Psychic Thriller)," by JG and L.M. Rosenberg, n.d. PC of TS, app. 35 pp.
Folder 39. "Rumpelstiltskin," by JG. n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 4-40.
Box 7c
Folder 40. [The Waterhorse, by JG? A radio play.], n.d. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 41. "The Death of Jesse James," by JG, n.d. MS list of ballads and folksongs for possible use in play. 1 p.
Folder 42. Outline for "Grendel" as a musical, n.d. PC of TS, 10 pp.
Folder 43. "Samson and the Witch (An Opera in One Act)," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 19 pp. Penciled on front page: "(early draft)."
Folder 44. "Boswell," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 39 pp.
Folder 45. "The Temptation Game: A Play for Radio," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 43 pp.
Folder 46. "The Sam Weber's Toyshop Miracle: A Play in One Act," by "L.M. Rosenberg and John Gardner," n.d. TS, 25 pp.
Folder 47. Plot summary by acts and scenes for "The Rage of Society," by Jan Quakenbush and JG, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 48. "The House of Dreams," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 6 pp.
Folder 49. "The Latest Word from Delphi: A Clown Play," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 101 pp.
Folder 50. "The Sunlight Man: Based on the novel The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner. Screenplay by John Gardner and Jules Dassin. (first draft)," n.d. PC of TS, 94 pp.
Folder 51. ["The Sunlight Man," by JG], n.d. TS, 52 pp.
Folder 52. "Samson and the Witch (An Opera in One Act)," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 19 pp.
Folder 53. "McWirter's Gold (Treatment for a Comedy-Adventure)," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 10 pp.
Folder 54. "Marvin's on 'The Distant Shore': A Musical Comedy," Music by Frank Ryan; Words by JG et al. PC of TS, 51 pp.
Folder 55. "Days of Vengeance: A Play in One Act," by JG, n.d With rejection letter from Peter Pfeiffer, In Spite of Life Players, NYC, dated 1982. TS, 23 pp.
Folder 56. "Frankenstein: An Opera," Music by Joseph Baber; Libretto by JG, n.d. Two copies, one TS, one PC, 44 pp. each.
Folder 57. "The House of Dreams (Outline)," by JG, n.d. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 58. "The Waterhorse," by JG. A radio play. TS with extensive MS revisions, 37 pp.
Folder 59. "Boswell," by JG, n.d. PC of TS and TS with MS revisions, 40 pp.
Folder 60. "Marvin's on 'The Distant Shore': A Musical Comedy," Music by Frank Ryan; Words by JG et al, n.d. PC of TS, 51 pp.; PC of TS, pp. 1-16, and 23-51. Plus 5 pp. of musical score.
Folder 61. "Boswell," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 40 pp.
Folder 62. "The Age of Reason," by JG, n.d. Notes and script. TS and MS, 70 pp.
Folder 63. Less than one-half p. of MS notes, by JG?, n.d.
Folder 64. "The Distant Shore," words by JG, music by F. Ryan, PC musical score, 1982, 2 pgs.
Folder 65. Inventory of JG's Dramatic Works, compiled by Jan Quakenbush, March 1993. 4 pgs, TS.
Folder 66. Theater programs, tickets, and performance announcements
Box 8a
Folder 1. "Over the Horn," by George Plakidas, n.d. Several incomplete drafts. PC of TS, some both sides of page, app. 100 pp.
Folder 2. "A Major Operation," by John Shields, n.d. Tear sheets from the Sewanee Review, Spring, 1972. Printed, pp. [267]-276.
Folder 3. Several poems, by L.M. Rosenberg, n.d. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 4. Two negatives of "nature" [by Joel Gardner/], n.d.
Folder 5. "Non-Restrictive Modifiers: Poetic Features of Language," by Edmund Epstein, Studies in English Linguistics/ For Randolph Quirk (New York, 1980). PC of offprint, inscribed to JG by author, pp. 220-234.
Folder 6. Miscellaneous items: one envelope, marked "Ms. Teresa Truszkowska," containing a pamphlet of her poems, in Polish, with a sheaf of papers containing a biographical note and probably translations of her poems into English; a sheaf of American and foreign poems, handwritten, by JG?; a poem, by Liz Rosenberg?, TS, 1 p., n.d.
Folder 7. "Dualities in 'The Temptation of St. Ivo,'" Delphine Sanks. With cover letter from author to JG, June 29, 1978. TS, 13 pp.
Folder 8. "'Writers Should Be Able to Write Everything'/ Ken McCullough Talks to Charles Johnson," TS, 9 pp.
Folder 9. "La Lucha," by Constance Urdang, n.d. TS, 141 pp.
Folder 10. "The Lord in the Air," by Liliane Emery, n.d. TS, 131 pp.
Folder 11. "Making Earnest of Game: A Study of the Play-Elements in Malory's Le Morte Darthur," by Patsy R. Gray, n.d. TS, 1-107 pp.
Folder 12. "Making Earnest of Game: A Study of the Play-Elements in Malory's Le Morte Darthur," by Patsy R. Gray, n.d. TS, 108-214.
Folder 13. "The Indians Are Coming!" by Alex Paul, n.d. TS, 14 pp.; with miscellaneous material.
Folder 14. "Waters Breaking," by Rosemary Moore, n.d. TS, 10 pp., with cover letter from author to JG.
Folder 15. "Dante in Infernoland," cartoons by Kevin Kevitt, n.d. PC of original, 6 pp.
Folder 16. "Coming of Age at the Y: A Novel," by William Cobb. With cover letter, 28 November 1977. TS, pp. 1-140.
Box 8b
Folder 17. "Coming of Age at the Y: A Novel," by William Cobb [1977]. TS, pp. 141-282.
Folder 18. "Perception: The Nature of Art: A Theory for a New Age," by John M. Gordon, c1978. TS, pp. 1-7; 18-39.
Folder 19. "The Ancient and the Future World," by Michio Kushin. TS, 16 pp.
Folder 20. "Pool with a View," by Pat Ensworth, n.d. Mimeograph of TS, 18 pp.
Folder 21. "Analogues in a Chalchihuites Culture Sacrificial Burial to Late Mesoamerican Ceremonialism," by Thomas Holian and Robert Pickering, n.d. Inscribed by author to JG. TS, 16 pp.
Folder 22. "Catface's Daughter," by Kenneth Smith, n.d. TS, pp. 35-59.
Folder 23. "The Vital Network," no author, n.d, in Literature. PC of printed item, pp. 52-61.
Folder 24. Miscellaneous translations from works of Spanish authors, by Greg Donovan, a student qualifying for language requirement, n.d. With MS letter to "Bill." TS, 16 pp.
Folder 25. "The Stupidest Thing I Ever Heard: A Play in One Act," by Donald D. Weiss, c1979. TS, 12 pp.
Folder 26. "Veiled Nun," by John J. Farmer, Jr., n.d. With cover letter from author to JG. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 27. "Beowulf, Samson, David and Christ," by Sylvia Huntley Horowitz, n.d., Studies in Medieval Culture, XII. Inscribed by author to JG. Offprint, pp. 17-23.
Folder 28. "Hot Fudge," by Richard Spilman, n.d. TS, 68 pp.
Folder 29. "China," by Charles Johnson, n.d. TS, 26 pp. JG's marginal notes in pencil.
Folder 30. "Proposal," by Susan Thornton, n.d. TS, 11 pp.
Folder 31. Photographs of the performance of the play "Helen at Home," n.d. 5" X 7", 4 photographs.
Folder 32. "Edward Hopper in Binghamton," poems by Howard Kaplan, n.d. PC of TS, 4 pp.
Folder 33. "The Enamel Box," a poem by Askold Melnyczuk, n.d. PC of TS, 2 pp.
Folder 34. "Sanctity," by Preston Filbert, n.d. TS, 39 pp.
Folder 35. "Hawk's View," by unknown poet, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 36. "Lockout," by Kathryn Anger. In cardboard covers; text includes pasted-in photographs. TS, 123 pp.
Folder 37. Poems, by Sandra Duguid. With cover letter from author to JG, February 8, 1977. Most TS, some PC of TS, 20 pp.
Folder 38. "The Ravens in Beowulf," by Sylvia Horowitz, October 1981. Offprint from Journal of English and Germanic Philology. pp. 501-512.
Folder 39. "Judith and the Literary Function of Old English Hypermetric Lines," by Constance Hieatt, 1980. Offprint from Studia Neophilologica, pp. 251-257.
Folder 40. "Divisions: Theme and Structure of Genesis A," by Constance Hieatt, n.d. Inscribed by author to JG. Offprint from unknown edited book or journal. pp. 243-251.
Folder 41. "Tolkien, the Gospel, and the Fairy Story," by Frank Scafella. Inscribed by author to JG. Offprint from Soundings, Fall 1981. pp. 310-325.
Folder 42. Five Sonnets, author unknown, n.d. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 43. "In the Waters Breaking," by Gayle Whittler, n.d. TS and PC of TS, 21 pp.
Folder 44. "Funding Poetry," by Mary Ann Larkin. In Foundation News, February, 1981. PC of printed item, pp. 7-11.
Folder 45. "Loon," by Glenn Falck, n.d. PC of TS, 17 pp.
Box 8c
Folder 46. "Review: A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (J. A. Burrow)," by Donald R. Howard. Offprint from Speculum, July 1967. pp. 519-521.
Folder 47. "Two Lives," by Martin Jones, February 28, 1974. Mimeograph of TS, 28 pp.
Folder 48. "William of Palerne: A Prose Translation," by David Robson, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 1-104.
Folder 49. "William of Palerne: A Prose Translation," by David Robson, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 105-208.
Folder 50. "The Meek Inherit the Earth," by George Yaney, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 1-121.
Folder 51. "The Meek Inherit the Earth," by George Yaney, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 122-242.
Folder 52. "Envelope Patterns and the Structure of Beowulf," by C. B. Hieatt. Inscribed by author to JG. In ESC, 1975. PC of printed item, 250-265.
Folder 53. "The Day Magic Left the World or The Further Adventures of Timothy Troll," TS, 58 pp.; "Dynasty," TS, 107 pp. Both by Michael E. Moore.
Folder 54. "Bearas: An Experiment in Old English Prosody," by Jerome L. Wolf. Dissertation, English Department, Southern Illinois University, June 1974. TS, 139 pp.
Folder 55. "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," by Donald R. Howard, n.d. Offprint and partial PC from Middle English Scholarship. pp. 29-54.
Folder 56. Adagio for French Horn by W. A. Mozart, edited by Lorenzo Sansone, n.d. Music score.
Folder 57. Musical score for Sonata in F minor for Horn and Piano by Georg Philipp Teleman.
Folder 58. Musical score for Les Adieux Romance for Horn and Piano by Franz Strauss.
Folder 59. Poems by Thomas Noonan n.d. TS, 8 pp. Rejection letter from Liz Rosenberg, 1981, MS 1 pp.
Box 9a
Folder 1. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-100.
Folder 2. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 101-200.
Folder 3. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 201-300.
Folder 4. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 301-400.
Folder 5. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 401-569.
Box 9b
Folder 6. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Index, 2 drafts: one TS with MS revisions; one MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 80 pp. total.
Folder 7. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Fragments, TS, 6 pp.
Folder 8. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Table of Contents, and bibliographical essays for each chapter. TS, app. 80 pp.
Folder 9. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Preface, 9 pp.
Folder 10. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Endnotes for chapters. TS with MS revisions, app 50 pp.
Box 10a
Folder 1. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. List of questions for "Jack," probably related to writing of "Mickelsson." MS, 1 p.
Folder 2. Selected stories: "Darkling Wood," "One Saturday Morning," "Peter Willis, Resting," and "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 102 pp.
Folder 3. "Nietzsche"s Madness," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 7 pp.
Folder 4. Miscellaneous sheets from identified work, by JG, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 5. "The Two Prologues to the Legend of Good Women," by JG, n.s. TS with MS revisions, 30 pp.
Folder 6. "Peter Willis, Resting," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-16; 1-8.
Folder 7. "Windowpane," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-8; 1-7.
Folder 8. "The Cage," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 18 pp.
Folder 9. "Bones in the Yard," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 3 pp.
Folder 10. "The Miller's Mule and Other Tales," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-22; 3-7.
Folder 11. "The Poor Little Thistle Girl," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 12. "A Pear Tree," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-5; p. 59.
Folder 13. "The King of the Hummingbirds," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-6; 44, 45.
Folder 14. "Chaucer's Craft," by JG, n.d. Text and notes. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-92; 2-4; 197-254; plus 2 pp. MS notes.
Folder 15. "Chaucer's Craft": "Troilus and Criseyde," pp. 1-73; "The House of Fame," p. 1-49; "The Two Prologues to the Legend of Good Women," pp. 1-53. All TS with MS revisions.
Folder 16. "John Balossi," and other poems, by JG?, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 17. "The Canon Yeoman's Prologue and Tale: An Interpretation," by JG, n.d. TS, 41 pp.; plus notes on Cynewulf and Wakefield Master, TS and MS, 14 pp.
Folder 18. Several chapters on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 96 pp.
Box 10b
Folder 19. "The Widow's Four Old Suitors," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp.
Folder 20. Pages on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 21. One page of unidentified story, by JG, n.d. TS, p. 53. Pages on Chaucer, TS, pp. 435-445; 1-33, by JG, n.d.
Folder 22. Notes and text on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS and MS, app. 125 pp.
Folder 23. "Morte Arthur," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-114.
Folder 24. "Morte Arthur," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 115-224; a play about a boy, a wizard, knights, and a king. TS with MS revisions, 35 pp.
Folder 25. "Chaucer's Poetry: A Commentary," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 9-28; "Poetry: Form and Substance," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-143.
Folder 26. "Poetry: Form and Substance," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 144-303.
Folder 27. "The Joy of the Just," by JG, n.d. TS, 40 pp.
Box 10c
Folder 28. Eighteen poems, by JG, n.d. TS, 18 pp.
Folder 29. ["Chaucer's Poetry: A Study of Texture, Structure, and Controlling Vision."] TS, 40 pp.
Folder 30. "The Pistill of Susan," unknown author, n.d. PC of printed item, pp. 172-245. "The Awntyrs Off Arthrure At The Terne Wathelyne," unknown author. PC from printed item, pp. 117-171.
Folder 31. Review of Art and Tradition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Larry D. Benson (Rutgers, 1965), by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 2 copies, 6 pp. each.
Folder 32. Handmade Christmas card from "Joel" [Gardner], n.d.
Box 11a: Preston Family Materials [JG's uncle and aunt]
Folder 1. Printed material on farming, history of Batavia, business, art, courtship, and miscellaneous programs and pamphlets, 1930s.
Folder 2. Newspaper clippings, 1950s and '60s.
Folder 3. Newspaper clippings, 1918; 1950s and '60s.
Box 11b
Folder 4. Domestic scrapbook containing MS notes, clippings, begun by Sara M. Pamphilon Stafford in 1889.
Folder 5. MS notebook in black cursive throughout; entitled "Regeneration," with an introduction and eight chapters, pages numbering 191-290, n.d. The initials "S.A.W." [Sidney A. Weltmer?] are just below the title on pg. 195, and following Chapter 1 on pg. 208 it reads: "by Prof. S A Weltmer, Kansas City, Missouri, Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Co." The volume discusses the use of "sex force" to "regenerate the body, strengthen the mind, build up the character, and develop perfect self-hood." [pg. 195]. A separately hand-sewn, gathered section "The Law of Sex: Males or Females at Will," pgs 155-170, is laid in the volume following the precedingly described main text. It describes the use of the "sex principles" for increasing the likelihood of male or female children. [Possibly a portion of a correspondence course offered by the Weltmer Institute of Suggestive Theraputics].
Box 11c
Folder 6. MS notebook in black cursive pen throughout, discusses a method of mental/spiritual healing, magnetism, and hypnotism, and is signed on the inside front cover, "A W Preston" [father of JG's uncle, George Preston?], n.d. An initial machine-sewn gathering of six pages, numbered 291 - 310 [possibly a continuation of the notebook in 11b, folder 5], entitled "Explanation of the Principles of Healing" begins: "After reading the course of instructions, you know that Mental Healing is based upon the scientific statement, 'The mind controls the body.'" This initial gathering is hand-sewn into the main text [24 pgs]. "S.A.W. [Sidney A. Weltmer ?] is at the head of the first page of the main text, and this portion consists of "Letter"s nos. 1 -10, variously titles, "Hynotism or "Virtual Magnetism" or "Mental Science." The closing paragraph reads: "This is the 10th letter in this course. I wish you to read everything over the entire course, and make a list of all questions that you wish to ask; make them brief and to the point, and send it in. We are just as anxious to make this all plain to you, as you are to receive it, and we will therefore give you our best efforts." [Possibly a portion of a correspondence course offered by the Weltmer Institute of Suggestive Theraputics].
Folder 7. Scrapbook containing notes on mental hygiene and clippings on other health matters. Loose notes on house repairs. Some clippings dated 1890s.
Folder 8. Scrapbook containing notes, newspaper and magazine clippings on household and educational matters, and pasted in letters. [Probably 1930s and '40s; a clipping and handmade Christmas card, dated 1962 in the front.]
Folder 9. Scrapbook containing MS notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, on household and personal health subjects [1890s or later].
Box 11d
Folder 10. Scrapbook, maintained by "Lucy M. Patterson/ Cold Water School/St. Louis County/Missouri," containing notes on science and math lessons [1890s or later]. Laid in the front are a sheaf of blank checks, on the back of which is written an account of life in an army training camp, probably World War I.
Folder 11. Natural Elementary Geography by Jacques W. Redway and Russell Hinman. New York and other places: American Book Company, 1897.
Folder 12. Maud Ruth Stetson, penmanship book, Genessee; Batavia, New York, 1909.
Folder 13. US Ambulance AC Bulletins, 1934-1948 [discontinuous].
Box 11e
Folder 14. Letters to various family members from George Preston, September 7, 1916 - October 23, 1916; March 1, 1918 - September 21, 1918.
Folder 15. Letters to various family members from George Preston, October 5, 1918 - December 20, 1918.
Box 11f
Folder 16. Letters to various family members from George Preston, December 25, 1918 - January 25, 1918.
Folder 17. Letters to various family members from George Preston, January 30, 1919 - April 12, 1919.
Box 12a
Folder 1. The King's Indian: And Other Fireside Tales," by JG., n.d. TS, 3 title sheets.
Folder 2. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. With cover letter to Robert Gottlieb of Alfred A. Knopf from JG's literary agent Georges Borchardt, May 13, 1980. TS, pp. 1-115.
Folder 3. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 116-230.
Folder 4. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS and PC of TS, pp. 231-353.
Folder 5. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions and TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-100, plus 23 miscellaneous pp., TS with MS revisions.
Folder 6. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-150.
Folder 7. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 151-300.
Box 12b
Folder 8. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 301-450.
Folder 9. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 451-600.
Folder 10. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 601-750.
Folder 11. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 751-846.
Folder 12. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Rudimentary notes, 1 p.
Folder 13. "McWirter's Gold," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, two drafts, one 14 pp.; one 16 pp.
Folder 14. "Tengu-Child," by JG, n.d. Galley proof with printer's marks and MS revisions, pp. 3-109.
Folder 15. "Tengu-Child," by JG, n.d. Galley proofs with printer's marks and MS revisions, pp. 110-219.
Folder 16. "Tengu-Child," by JG, n.d. Galley proofs with printer's marks and MS revisions, pp. 220-350.
Box 12c
Folder 17. "The Art of Fiction (Notes on Craft for Young Writers)," by JG, n.d. TS, 2 misc. pages, then pp. 1-102.
Folder 18. ["The Art of Fiction"] Part Two: Notes on the Fictional Process," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 104-225.
Folder 19. "The Art of Fiction," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 11-102.
Folder 20. ["The Art of Fiction"] "Part Two: Notes on the Fictional Process," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 104-232.
Folder 21. "Moral Fiction: A Book of Rant," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, discontinuous page numbering, app. 125 pp.
Folder 22. "Thor's Hammer: An Aesthetic Manifesto," [later published as On Moral Fiction], by JG, n.d. With two pages referees' responses. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-55, 23-74.
Folder 23. "Thor's Hammer: An Aesthetic Manifesto," [later published as On Moral Fiction], by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 75-204.
Box 13a
Folder 1. Miscellaneous personal and professional materials: just the envelopes in which manuscripts were submitted to MSS, with comments on the submissions on the outside, 1981; flyers for furniture sale with a map; only slightly used date book.
Folder 2. Departmental correspondence and material; material on potential donors [to SUNY Binghamton?], 1981-1982.
Folder 3. Susquehanna Choral Society: materials for grant applications, n.d.
Folder 4. Miscellaneous: hodgepodge of newspaper clippings, forms, notes, and slips of paper, some to do with Susquehanna Choral Society, some to do with University, clippings dated 1979.
Folder 5. Miscellaneous personal and professional material: newsletters, tax notes, form mail and correspondence; SUNY Binghamton related materials, late 1970s, early 1980s.
Folder 6. Map of Susquehanna County, n.d.
Folder 7. "Wordfest Weekend," at Valparaiso, IN, 1979: photographs of JG, presumably at the "fest," and letter of thanks to JG and Liz Rosenberg from "Marshall."
Folder 8. Photograph of JG, against a tree, n.d.
Folder 9. Grade rosters and appointment sheets, SUNY Binghamton, late 1970s, early 1980s.
Folder 10. Creative Writing Program, SUNY Binghamton: description of materials, grant application, misc. material [early 1980s].
Folder 11. Sign-up sheets for individual student meetings with JG; a page of JG's vita; miscellaneous professional and personal notes, bills, memos, etc., late 1970s, early 1980s.
Box 13b
Folder 12. Transcription of "The Epic of Gilgamesh," unknown transcriber, n.d. PC of MS, first app. 150 pp.
Folder 13. Transcription of "The Epic of Gilgamesh," unknown transcriber, n.d. PC of MS, next app. 150 pp.
Folder 14. Transcription of "The Epic of Gilgamesh," unknown transcriber, n.d. PC of MS, next app. 150 pp.
Folder 15. Transcription of "The Epic of Gilgamesh," unknown author, n.d. PC of MS, next app. 150 pp.
Folder 16. Transcription of "The Epic of Gilgamesh," unknown author, n.d. PC of MS, next app. 150 pp.
Folder 17. Transcription of "The Epic of Gilgamesh," unknown author, n.d. PC of MS, next app. 150 pp.
Box 13c
Folder 18. Transcription of "The Epic of Gilgamesh," unknown author, n.d. PC of MS, app. 150 pp.
Folder 19. Transcription of "The Epic of Gilgamesh," unknown author, n.d. PC of MS, last app. 150 pp.
Folder 20. JG's MA diploma from University of Iowa, 1957.
Folder 21. Miscellaneous personal and professional papers: photograph of a sculpture of "Grendel"; canceled checks; grant application to NEH; clippings, messages, etc., 1970s, '80s.
Folder 22. Professional correspondence of routine nature; miscellaneous memos and reports, 1981.
Box 14a
Folder 1. The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle, by JG. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1974. The printed book, unbound.
Folder 2. "Bartleby: Art and Social Commitment," by JG. Offprint from Philological Quarterly, January 1964. pp. 87-98.
Folder 3. "The Case Against the 'Bradshaw Shift'; or, The Mystery of the Manuscript in the Trunk," by JG. Offprint from Papers on Language and Literature, vol. 3, no. 3, n.d. A publication of the Southern Illinois University. pp. 80-106. 19 copies.
Folder 4. "The Case Against the 'Bradshaw Shift' or, The Mystery of the Manuscript in the Trunk," by JG. Offprint from Papers on Language and Literature, 3:3, n.d. A publication of the Southern Illinois University. pp. 80-106. 23 copies.
Folder 5. "Cynewulf's Elene: Sources and Structure," by JG. Offprint from Neophilogus, n.d. pp. [65]-76. 5 copies.
Folder 6. "The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale: An Interpretation," by JG. Offprint from Philological Quarterly, January, 1967. pp. 1-17. 5 copies.
Folder 7. Review by JG of Larry Benson's Art and Tradition in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,". Offprint from The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, October 1966. pp. [706]-708.
Folder 8. "The Owl and the Nightingale: A Burlesque," by JG. Offprint from Papers on Language Literature, 2:1, n.d. pp. 3-12. 11 copies.
Folder 9. "An Invective Against Mere Fiction," by JG. Offprint from The Southern Review, Spring, 1967. pp. 444-467. 9 copies.
Box 14b
Folder 10. "An Invective Against Mere Fiction," by JG. Offprint from The Southern Review, Spring, 1967. pp. 444-467. 9 copies.
Folder 11. "An Invective Against Mere Fiction," by JG. Offprint from The Southern Review, Spring, 1967. pp. 444-467. 9 copies.
Folder 12. "An Invective Against Mere Fiction," by JG. Offprint from The Southern Review, Spring, 1967. pp. 444-467. 9 copies.
Folder 13. "An Invective Against Mere Fiction," by JG. Offprint from The Southern Review, Spring, 1967. pp. 444-467. 9 copies.
Folder 14. "An Invective Against Mere Fiction," by JG. Offprint from The Southern Review, Spring, 1967. pp. 444-467. 8 copies.
Folder 15. Review by JG of Donald R. Howard's The Three Temptations: Medieval Man in Search of the World, Princeton, 1966. Offprint from The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, April 1967. pp.[249]-254.
Folder 16. "JG NL," author unknown, n.d. A handmade pamphlet about JG and NL.
Box 15a
Folder 1. Creative Writing Program at SUNY-Brockport, 1981: copies of memos between third parties other than JG. TS, 12 pp.
Folder 2. Contract for the publication of The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle, Southern Illinois University Press, 1973; correspondence relating to taxes, 1981; other miscellaneous minor items.
Folder 3. Somnium Guthlaci project, Southern Illinois University Press, 1974-1975: financial reports in computer print-out. TS and printed, app. 15 pp.
Folder 4. Southern Illinois and SUNY Brockport Professorships: business correspondence between JG and administrative offices; work reports; pamphlets, 1971-1978 [discont.], app. 25 pp.
Folder 5. American Centers in Japan: JG's lecture tour [?] as part of a program sponsored by the American Embassy and the US Information Society, 1974: grant authorization; vitae of Japanese teachers specializing in American literature; other misc. items. TS and printed, app. 50 pp.
Folder 6. Printed income tax forms and information; form bestowing an identification number on "John Gardner, Inc." 1971-78 [discont.]. App. 25 pp.
Folder 7. Divorce between JG and Joan Gardner, 1979: correspondence between lawyers; description of settlement. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 8. Invoices, personal and professional, 1977, '79, '81. TS and printed, 5 pp.
Folder 9. Agreement for sale of movie rights to Nickel Mountain, 1982. Three copies, TS, 18 pp. each.
Folder 10. Miscellaneous personal financial items, 1970s. 5 items.
Folder 11. Southern Illinois University: financial reports on funded projects of JG's, 1974. Two computer printouts.
Folder 12. Illinois Arts Council: two invoice-vouchers, 1973.
Folder 13. Royalty statements from Random House, with MS note by JG, 1971; 1974. Two computer print-outs and TS and MS sheets.
Folder 14. Permissions to publish for The Forms of Fiction, 1981, filled out by JG. Photostats of various forms, and one letter from Random House Copyright Permissions to JG, 23 pp.
Folder 15. Story Quarterly to JG, 1980: concerning copyright and other matters related to publication of "Tengu-Child." TS, 1 p.
Folder 16. Appearance contracts, credit card receipts, misc. royalty statements, budgets, etc., 1978-1979. TS, MS, and printed, app. 50 sheets.
Folder 17. Insurance policies, 1978-79. Printed, 6 items.
Folder 18. Airline ticket stubs, n.d.
Folder 19. Income information for taxes, with a long memo from JG's lawyer to Joan Gardner's lawyer, 1979. TS and printed, app. 25 pp.
Folder 20. Correspondence and accounts relating to JG's income tax problems, incorporation of JG, Joan and daughter, and future management of finances, 1980. TS and printed, app. 50 sheets.
Folder 21. Bank statements, insurance forms, etc., 1979-1980. App. 20 statements, plus 15 misc. sheets.
Box 15b
Folder 22. Correspondence, statements, etc. relating to JG's income tax problems, debts, house mortgage, etc., 1973-1980. TS and printed, app. 100 sheets.
Folder 23. Statement giving JG's power of attorney to his cousin William Gardner; a sheaf of health insurance coverage statements of bills from Johns Hopkins (JG there for surgery for cancer of colon); correspondence; and misc. items related to finances, 1980. TS and printed sheets, app. 75 sheets.
Folder 24. Letter from Liz Rosenberg to Willard Saperston, 8 August, 1980, PC of TS, 5 pp., regarding JG's relationship to Joan Gardner and his tax problems; letter from JG to Thomas P. Frizzell, IRS, 20 August 1980, PC of TS, 1 p., regarding his illness from 1977 to 1980.
Folder 25. Income statement for JG, 1981. One computer print-out sheet.
Folder 26. Blank checks and contracts to speak, and misc. items, 1981-82. Printed and TS, app. 15 sheets.
Folder 27. Legal documents relating to modification of divorce settlement in light of JG's debts to the IRS, 1981. With some correspondence from lawyers to JG. Printed and TS, app. 75 pp.
Folder 28. Power of Attorney from JG to William H. Gardner, 1978; correspondence and forms relating to JG's installment payment plan of back taxes; medical bills to JG and Liz Rosenberg; a few bounced checks and miscellaneous overdue bills, 1981.
Folder 29. "LFR, Tempe, STIF Fund Activity," n.d. One large graph sheet with MS notations.
Folder 30. Account of JG's income for 1981. One sheet.
Folder 31. Filled-out federal income tax forms for 1978. PC of forms, 23 pp.
Folder 32. "John Gardner: A Bibliographical Profile," by John M. Howell, with an afterword by JG, 1980. With MS notes on personal and professional life [dates and the like] in the margins, presumably by JG. PC of printed item, 7 pp.
Folder 33. Deed of land in Susquehanna to JG, 1979; various documents and some correspondence from lawyers to JG regarding divorce and income tax, 1978-1979; 1981.
Folder 34. Lists of checks written, and deductions taken, by JG, 1981. MS, 11 sheets.
Folder 35. More correspondence and forms relating to JG's income tax problems, 1980. TS and MS, 24 pp.
Folder 36. Records of royalty payments, 1976-78. TS and printed items, app. 25 sheets.
Folder 37. Phone bills and checks: photocopies of these, with a request that he comment on each for deduction purposes, presumably from lawyer or financial manager. With addressed, stamped manila envelopes for JG's use, never used. TS and printed, app. 125 sheets.
Box 16a
Folder 1. "The Poet and Apollo," by JG, n.d. MS [on verso of TS pp. by JG], 2 pp.
Folder 2. "John Napper Sailing Through the Universe," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 22 pp.
Folder 3. "October Light," by JG, 1976. Loose blues galley proofs, pp.1-212.
Folder 4. "October Light," by JG 1976. Loose blues galley proofs, pp. 213-436.
Folder 5. "October Light," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 1-150.
Folder 6. "October Light," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 151-300.
Folder 7. "October Light," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 301-450.
Folder 8. "October Light," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 451-578.
Box 16b
Folder 9. "The Art of Living and Other Stories," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 1-175.
Folder 10. "The Art of Living and Other Stories," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 176-349.
Folder 11. "The Bookkeeper" [by JG?], n.d. Notes toward a story? MS, 1 sheet.
Folder 12. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Tale of the Endless Mountains," by JG, n.d. With a sheet laid in, listing "Liz's opinions." PC of TS, with minor MS revisions, pp. 1-254.
Folder 13. "Mickelsson's Ghosts [Part Two]," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, with minor MS revisions, pp. 255-585.
Box 16c
Folder 14. "Mickelsson's Ghosts [Part Three]," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with minor MS revisions, pp. 586-844.
Folder 15. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS and PC of TS, with extensive MS revisions, pp. 1-140C, with additional loose pages.
Folder 16. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions: 2 loose pages; pp. 140.1-67; app. 50 variously numbered pages.
Folder 17. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 85 variously numbered pages.
Folder 18. A page from "Vlemk, the Box Painter," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions.
Folder 19. "The King of the Hummingbirds and Other Tales," by JG, 1977. With cover letter from Monica Klein, assistant at Knopf, March 1, 1977. Original setting copy proof, TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 1-20.
Folder 20. "Redemption," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 10 pp.
Folder 21. "Stillness," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 2 copies, 15 pp. each.
Folder 22. Page from short story, "Come On Back" (eventually published in The Art of Living), n.d. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 23. "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. With note from Lee Goerner to JG, March 24, 1977. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 1-150.
Folder 24. "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 151-300.
Box 17a
Folder 1. "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 301-450.
Folder 2. "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, pp. 451-531.
Folder 3. "Shadows: A Novel," by JG, n.d. With letter to "Bob," n.d. TS, 145 pp.
Folder 4. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. Part of first chapter? PC of TS, 28 pp.
Folder 5. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. Notes toward a story. MS, 1 p.
Folder 6. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 342-43.
Folder 7. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 56 variously numbered pages.
Folder 8. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with minor MS revisions, pp. 1-135.
Folder 9. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with minor MS revisions, pp. 136-270.
Folder 10. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with minor MS revisions, pp. 271-404.
Folder 11. ["The Poet and Apollo"], by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 12. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 1-150.
Box 17b
Folder 13. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 151-300.
Folder 14. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, and TS, pp. 301-450.
Folder 15. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS with minor MS revisions, 451-600.
Folder 16. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 601-750.
Folder 17. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS, 751-844.
Box 17c
Folder 18. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 300 pp.
Folder 19. Page from unidentified work by JG, n.d. TS, 1p.
Folder 20. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Tale of the Endless Mountains," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-151.
Folder 21. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Tale of the Endless Mountains," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 152-301.
Box 18a
Folder 1. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Tale of the Endless Mountains," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 302-451.
Folder 2. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Tale of the Endless Mountains," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 452-601.
Folder 3. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Tale of the Endless Mountains," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 602-751.
Folder 4. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Tale of the Endless Mountains," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 752-824.
Folder 5. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, 1982. Master galley proofs, pp. 1-124.
Box 18b
Folder 6. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, 1982. "Master galleys," pp. 125-206.
Folder 7. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, 1982. Master galley proofs, pp. 207-288.
Folder 8. Notes toward "Mickelsson's Ghosts," TS and MS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 9. "The Art of Living," by JG, n.d. MS, and TS with MS revisions, 40 pp.
Folder 10. "The Art of Living," by JG, 1981. TS, 114 pp.
Folder 11. "Come on Back," by JG, n.d. Four drafts of varying lengths. TS with MS revisions, 22 pp. total.
Folder 12. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. Various drafts, TS and PC of TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Box 18c
Folder 13. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. One or more drafts, variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 14. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. One or more drafts, variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 15. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. One or more drafts, variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 137 pp.
Box 19
Folder 1. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. Draft sections and notes, variously paged. TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 2. Letters from JG to others, 1970-1982. TS and MS, app. 125 pp.
A-E, arranged alphabetically by last name of recipient.
F-H, arranged alphabetically by last name of recipient.
I-P, arranged alphabetically by last name of recipient.
Q-Z, arranged alphabetically by last name of recipient.
A-Z, arranged alphabetically by first name, [no last name given].
Folder 3. Translations [by JG?] of "Andreas" and "Fates of the Apostles," n.d. MS, 97 pp.
Folder 4. Catalog of slides owned by English Department, Southern Illinois University, 1973. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 5. Syllabi for courses; student evaluations of one of JG's courses; exam material; memos; vitae of candidates for faculty positions; etc., 1972, Southern Illinois University. TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 6. Riddles in Old English, n.d. Mimeographs, app. 100pp.
Folder 7. On political oppression of intellectuals in Iran, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials, 1975.
Folder 8. Memos, book catalogues, miscellaneous items, 1968-1972 or later. App. 25 items.
Folder 9. Summer courses, 1972, Southern Illinois University. Mimeographed and printed memos, course descriptions, etc., app. 25 pp.
Folder 10. Miscellaneous household bills, lists, etc., essays by Lucy Gardner, miscellaneous materials on writing courses, etc., 1977-78. MS, TS, and printed, app. 50 sheets.
Folder 11. Oklahoma State University program on teaching English as a second language: program folder with MS note from professor to JG, 3 March 1982.
Box 20
Folder 1. Memos and lists of students, Southern Illinois University; mimeographs of poems [for teaching purposes], 1973. TS, printed, mimeographed, 15 pp.
Folder 2. List of JG's publications; teaching material, 1977 and earlier. App. 50 pp., most duplicates.
Folder 3. Bibliographies and articles for teaching medieval literature, n.d. Printed, mimeographed, and MS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 4. Miscellaneous personal and professional items: royalty income; notes for work; lists of household things to do; envelope, without letter, addressed to JG from Liv Ullman (Ullmann?); photographs of JG at work and with relatives, n.d.
Folder 5. Teaching material for course on American literature, n.d. Printed, mimeographed, app. 25 pp.
Folder 6. Punctuation exercises; many copies of a lecture outline on Richard Wright, n.d. Mimeographed, app. 100 pp.
Folder 7. Bibliographies of African-American literature, n.d. Mimeographed, app. 100 pp.
Folder 8. Teaching materials for course on grammar and composition, 1975. Mimeographed, app. 100 pp.
Box 21a
Folder 1. Review of William Styron's Sophie's Choice by JG, issue of New York Review of Books, May 27, 1979, pp. 1, 16-17.
Folder 2. Issue of Lone Star Book Review, August 1979. [L.M. (Liz?) Rosenberg listed as contributing editor.]
Folder 3. Issue of The Georgetowner, June 28-July 5, 1979.
Folder 4. Maier, John, and Vincent Tollers, eds. The Bible in Its Literary Milieu (Eerdmans 1979). Paperback, inscribed to JG by Maier.
Folder 5. Garrett, George, ed. Life As We Know It (Anchor/Doubleday 1974). Paperback.
Folder 6. The India of Gandhi, n.d. Inscribed on front: "With the Compliments of The Indo-American Friendship Association." (Delhi: Dept. of Tourism, 1969). Paper boards.
Folder 7. "Open Letter to the NOW Generation," by Laura Mundo a "pioneering interplanetary researcher," who played "Midge on Playschool, a pre-school television show," and who "handled traffic control for WKMH radio, Dearborn, Mich." Pamphlet sent to JG by Mundo, hot off her "Emergency Press."
Folder 8. The Truth that Leads to Eternal Life (Watchtower Bible Tract Soceity of Pennsylvania, 1968). Hardback.
Folder 9. Hazel, Robert. Who Touches This: Selected Poems, 1951-1979 (Taftsville, VT: Countryman Press 1980). With note to JG from Sheldon Grestein, a dean at Harpur. Paperback.
Folder 10. Student papers, some with grades and comments [JG's? or student assistant?], n.d. TS and MS, app. 75 pp.
Box 21b
Folder 11. Student papers, n.d. TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 12. Student papers, n.d., some with grades and comments [JG's? or student assistant?]. TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 13. Student papers, one dated 1973. TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 14. Student papers, one dated 1982. TS and MS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 15. Student papers, some dated 1967, some with grades and comments [by JG? or a student assistant?]. TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 16. Student papers, some dated 1967, some with grades and comments [by JG? or a student assistant?]. TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 17. Student dissertation proposals, from 1970 to '74. TS, app. 25 pp.
Box 22a
Folder 1. Issues of The East West Journal, January through December 1974, some with mailing label to JG, and one with unsigned MS note to JG on front.
Folder 2. Issues of various literary reviews, 1975-1982 [discontinuous].
Folder 3. Issues of various newsletters, 1969-1982 [discontinuous].
Folder 4. The Critic and issues of other magazines, 1973-1980 [discontinuous].
Box 22b
Folder 5. Compass, two issues: Summer 1973; 1973-74.
Folder 6. The Chaucer Review, Vol. 3, No. 1 [c1968].
Folder 7. Ascent, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1982.
Folder 8. Language and Style, Fall, 1969. Two copies.
Folder 9. Antaeus, Winter, 1982.
Folder 10. Loon, May, 1974.
Folder 11. Michigan Quarterly Review, Summer, 1974.
Folder 12. Missouri Historical Review, October, 1965.
Folder 13. Poetry, March, 1974.
Folder 14. Studies in Medieval Culture, 1975.
Folder 15. Style, Fall, 1973.
Folder 16. Translations: Comment in Motion, Nov., 1967; Oct., 1968; April, 1969.
Box 22c
Folder 17. On various writers, workshops, symposia, and book sales, late 1970s-1982. TS and printed, app. 100 pp.
Folder 18. On William Gere, a student at SUNY Binghamton with psychological problems, who seems to have harassed JG and Liz Rosenberg, 1982. [Cousin of actor Richard Gere.] TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 19. Flyer for Mickelsson's Ghosts, n.d.
Folder 20. Poster of a photo of a sign: "Vacation in the Endless Mountains," n.d.
Folder 21. Miscellaneous professional correspondence, 1981-1982. TS and MS, 5 pp.
Folder 22. Two student compositions: one 1978, one a joke, n.d. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 23. Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Guides to Programs, 1981-1983. Two issues.
Folder 24. Miscellaneous items on local or personal matters of interest, 1976; 1979; n.d. TS, MS, and printed, app. 50 pp.
Folder 25. A bill and a bank statement for Susan R. Thornton, the woman JG planned to marry before his death, 1982.
Folder 26. Personal and professional correspondence of Liz Rosenberg, 1976-1982. TS and MS, 100 pp.
Box 23a
Folder 1. Reviews of The Art of Living, 1981. Clippings and PC of clippings, app. 50 pp.
Folder 2. Reviews of The Alliterative Morte Arthure, 1971. PC of printed items, 16 pp.
Folder 3. A Review of A Child's Bestiary, n.d. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 4. Review of JG's play "Days of Vengeance," n.d. PC of clipping.
Folder 5. A review of Dragon, Dragon, and Other Tales, 1976. PC of clipping.
Folder 6. Reviews of Freddy's Book, 1980. Clippings and PC of clippings, app. 150 pp.
Folder 7. Reviews of Grendel, 1971. Clippings, 5 pp.
Folder 8. Reviews of Gudgekin the Thistle Girl, and Other Tales, 1976. Three clippings.
Folder 9. Reviews of JG's play "Helen at Home," 1980. Clippings and PC of clippings, 14 pp.
Folder 10. Reviews of In the Suicide Mountains, 1977. Clippings, 11 pp.
Folder 11. Reviews of Jason and Medea, 1973. Clippings, and PC of clippings, 3 pp.
Folder 12. Announcement of publication of The King of the Hummingbirds, 1976. PC from Publisher's Weekly, 1 p.
Folder 13. Reviews of Nickel Mountain, 1974. Clippings, 2 pp.
Folder 14. Reviews of The Life and Times of Chaucer, 1977. Clippings and PC of clipping, 2 pp.
Folder 15. Reviews of October Light, 1977. Clippings and PC of clippings, 4 pp. (One from an East European or Soviet newspaper.)
Folder 16. Reviews of On Moral Fiction, 1977-1979. Clippings and PC of clippings, 28 pp.
Folder 17. Announcement of the publication of "The Poetry of Chaucer" by the University of Southern Illinois Press. PC of TS with MS revisions. Cover note from "Vernon" asks for Gardner's suggestions. 3pp.
Folder 18. Announcement of Prize Stories 1974, The O. Henry Awards (Doubleday, 1974) which includes JG's short story "The Things," PC from Publisher's Weekly, 2 pp.
Folder 19. Review of The Resurrection, 1966. PC of clipping, 2 copies, 1 p. each.
Folder 20. Reviews of JG's play "Rumpelstiltskin," 1978-9. With playbill, announcements, photos of production, as well as reviews. TS, PC of clippings, app. 25 pp.
Folder 21. One review of JG and Warren Benson's song-cycle, "Songs for the End of the World," 1980. Clipping.
Folder 22. One review of Sunlight Dialogues, 1973. PC of a clipping.
Folder 23. Reviews of performance of JG and John Bielenberg's play, "Sunlight Dialogues," by University of Arizona drama department, 1981. Clippings and PC of clippings, 5 pp.
Folder 24. Review of "Vlemk the Box Painter," 1980. One clipping.
Folder 25. An interview with JG [interviewer not identified; from text of interview, done just before publication of On Moral Fiction, 1978]. Two versions: one 60 pp, PC of TS; one 34 pp., TS.
Folder 26. Reviews of Mickelsson's Ghosts, 1982. Clippings, PC of clippings, and one TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 27. Interview with JG and Joseph Baber, by Carol Polsgrove, January 28, 1977. TS with MS revisions, 32 pp; two clean TS copies, 31 pp. each.
Folder 28. Interview with JG, by Oliviero Spinelli, November 9, 1978. In Italian. PC of clipping.
Folder 29. Interview with JG, by Ed Christian, 1979. TS, 28 pp.
Folder 30. Interview with JG, by Jim Harkness, 1979. With letter from Harkness to JG, February 20, 1979. TS, 22 pp.
Folder 31. Interview with JG, by Joyce Renwick and Howard Smith, 1978. With a cover letter from Rick Peabody, November 17, 1978, and a brief professional biography of JG. TS, 11 pp.
Box 23b
Folder 32. Reading of Freddy's Book at Hendrix College, Arkansas, October 22-26, 1979. PC and clippings about the event, 4 pp.
Folder 33. Interview with JG, issue of New Orleans Review, Summer, 1981. pp. 125-148.
Folder 34. Interview with JG, by Frank D. McConnell, n.d. [probably mid-to-late-1970s]. PC of TS with MS revisions, 23 pp.
Folder 35. "Ecclesiastical Wisdom and Nickel Mountain," Twentieth Century Literature, Winter, 1980. Offprint, pp. 425-431.
Folder 36. "A World of Order and Light: A Critical Introduction to the Fiction of John Gardner," by Gregory L. Morris. Ph.D. Dissertation, 1981. 267 pp.
Folder 37. "A Child's Floriary," by JG, n.d. TS, app. 75 pp.
Folder 38. "If the last range of mountains...." by JG, n.d. Untitled poem. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 39. Approximately thirty-seven poems (including "Song of Rumpelstiltskin"), by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 50 pp.
Folder 40. "Proem / For Edmund L. Epstein on the Occasion of His XXXVth Birthday," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 5 pp.
Folder 41. "A Child's Floriary," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, app. 65 pp.
Folder 42. A section of "A Child's Floriary," by JG, n.d. TS, 15 pp.
Folder 43. "Songs for the End of the World" and other poems, by JG, n.d. Several drafts, MS and TS with MS revisions, 27 pp.
Folder 44. "Cabbage," and other poems, by JG, n.d. MS and TS, 7 pp.
Folder 45. "The Gilgamesh, 'The Fates of the Dead,'" transcription by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 12 pp.
Folder 46. "Gilgamesh," transcription by JG, n.d. TS and MS, 69 pp.
Folder 47. Annotated translations of Welsh poems, by JG, [1982]. With letter to JG from John F. Nims of Poetry, March 15, 1982. TS with MS revisions, 7 pp. total with letter.
Folder 48. "Gilgamesh XII," transcription by JG, n.d. MS and TS, 25 pp.
Folder 49. "The Red Rose," "Some Say Eve Liked Apples," and the title page and two MS sheets from "A Child's Floriary," by JG, n.d. TS, 5 pp.
Box 23c
Folder 50. "Gilgamesh," transcription by JG, n.d. Three groups, variously paged, MS and TS, with printed and mimeographed material, 55 pp.
Folder 51. "It's a mean, low woman....," poem by JG, n.d. MS and TS, 2 pp.
Folder 52. Notes for "Jason and Medea." MS, 2 pp.
Folder 53. "Bring in the harvest...." poem by JG, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 54. Mimeographed lecture notes from 4 lectures: "On Reading Novels," TS, 7 pp., "Experimental Novels," TS, 6 pp., "Raymond Queneau's Zazie: The Anti Novel as Imitation of Reality," TS, 4 pp., "Burroughs' The Ticket That Exploded" TS, 11 pp.; 6 limericks. TS, 1 pp.
Folder 55. "That face!" Seventeen Magazine (July 1948), p. 82. Photocopy. JG's first publication -- a cartoon he drew in Alexander Central School art class and submitted to Seventeen at the encouragement of JG's art teacher.
Folder 56. Newspaper articles on JG's death, local upstate New York papers, dated September 15, 1982. [See also Box 51.]
Folder 57. Newspaper articles on performances of JG's plays by the Susquehanna Choral Society, and about his performance in one; a few about his books. Local papers, 1973; 1978-1979, 9 clippings.
Folder 58. Small sketchbook with one ink drawing of dragon, n.d.
Box 23d
Folder 59. Notebook containing MS notes for The Art of Fiction and A Child's Floriary, n.d.
Folder 60. Notebook containing MS notes for "The Book of the Night's Survivors," on poetry, and other matters, n.d.
Folder 61. Notebook containing an undated diary-like entry, written when JG was at Johns Hopkins awaiting surgery for cancer [mostly about his relationship with his first wife Joan], notes for A Child's Floriary, and the draft an introduction for works on fiction and poetry, n.d.
Folder 62. Notebook with just three pages of unidentified musical score, n.d.
Box 24a
Folder 1. "Southern Illinois University--An Impressionistic Sketch," by JG, n.d. One TS, seven copies PC of TS with MS revisions, 13 pp.
Folder 2. "Stylistic Evolution and the Problem of Chronology," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 6-27; "Notes," pp. 255-262.
Folder 3. Review by JG of The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, by John Steinbeck. Edited by Chase Horton, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 15 pp.
Folder 4. Review by JG of Beyond the Bedroom Wall, by Larry Woiwode, n.d. TS, 10 pp.
Folder 5. Review by JG of A String in the Harp, by Nancy Bond, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 6. Review of William Gaddis's JR, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp.
Folder 7. "What Writers Do (II)," by JG, MS and TS with MS revisions, 13 pp; "Fiction and Philosophy," by JG, MS and TS with MS revisions, 14 pp. Both n.d.
Folder 8. "Fiction in MSS," by JG, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 9. One unfinished sentence by JG, n.d. MS, 1 p.
Folder 10. Review by JG of Joyce Carol Oates's books, n.d. TS, 8 pp. Draft fragments, TS with MS revisions, 12 pp.
Folder 11. Review by JG of Italian Folktales, Selected and Retold by Italo Calvino, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 10 pp. Some draft fragments, TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 12. "On Dave Smith," by JG, 1977 PC, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, pp. 6-10.
Folder 13. "The Huck Finn Pin the Billy Budd Button," by JG, n.d. TS, 8 pp.
Folder 14. Fragment of "To a Young Writer," by JG. TS with MS revisions, pp. 90; 104-112.
Folder 15. "The Art of Fiction (Notes on Craft for Young Writers)," by JG, n.d. TS, 225 pp.
Folder 16. A review of the work of Barry Targan, by JG, n.d. TS with heavy MS revisions, 2 pp.
Folder 17. "To a Young Writer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-28 with 1 p. contents.
Folder 18. Introduction to "The Best Short Stories of 1981," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 27 pp., variously numbered.
Folder 19. "What Difference Is There, If Any, between Fiction and Philosophy?" by JG. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 20. "Fiction and Philosophy," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 21. "Notes on Gilgamesh, Tablet XII," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 5 pp.
Folder 22. "The Epic," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 10 pp.
Folder 23. "Apollonios of Rhodes' Argonautika," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 22 pp.
Folder 24. "The Iliad," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 147 pp.
Folder 25. "The Noblest Monument of Them All," by JG, n.d. TS, 10 pp. With six photos of staged plays, thirty-six slides, and a thirteen-page description of them.
Folder 26. A "Foreword" for "Atchity, Homer's Iliad," by JG, 1977. One TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, and one PC of same, 3 pp. each.
Folder 27. "Foreword" [actually, a kind of retrospective on MSS], by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 28. "Foreword" "to a collection of critical essays on my fiction," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 2 pp.
Box 24b
Folder 28. "Writing Poetry: An Introduction," by JG and Lennis Dunlap, n.d. TS, pp. 1-92.
Folder 29. "Writing Poetry: An Introduction," by JG and Lennis Dunlap, n.d. TS, pp. 93-183.
Folder 30. Index to "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 35 pp.
Folder 31. "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Galley proofs, pp. 1-212; 309-328.
Folder 32. "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Galley proofs, pp. 1-276.
Folder 33. "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Galley proofs, pp. 213-308; 277-308; 277-308; 277-328.
Folder 34. "Idea and Emotion in the Towneley Abraham," by JG, n.d. Offprint from Papers on Language and Literature, pp. 227-241. 7 copies.
Folder 35. Lecture notes, n.d. Mimeographed, app. 100 pp.
Folder 36. "Influences [on his work]," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 12 pp.; 2 extra TS pp.
Folder 37. "Nietzsche's Madness," by JG, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Box 24c
Folder 38. "Fiction and Philosophy," by JG, n.d. TS and PC of TS with MS revisions, 33 pp.
Folder 39. "Art and Business," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 40. "Fulgentius's Exposito Vergiliana Continentia and the Plan of Beowulf: Another Approach to the Poem's Style and Structure," by JG, n.d. Offprint from Papers on Language and Literature, pp. 227-262.
Folder 41. "The Art of Fiction," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, miscellaneously paged, app. 100 pp. (includes a section paged 36-82).
Folder 42. Notes on The Divine Comedy, by JG, n.d. MS, 2 pp.
Folder 43. "Meditational Fiction: An Introduction to the Stories of Kikuo Itaya," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 10 misc. numbered pp.
Folder 44. A description of JG's introduction to Tengu Child [by JG in third voice?], n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 45. "The Art of Fiction," by JG, "Final version/ May 16, 1979." PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-115; 1-50.
Folder 46. "The Art of Fiction," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 51-229.
Folder 47. A description of the creative writing program at SUNY Binghamton, by JG, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 48. Review of Mr. Moon's Last Case, by Brian Patten, by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 49. "Signs, Symbols, and Cancellations," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 18 pp.
Folder 50. Review of The Castle of Crossed Destinies, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 7 pp.
Folder 51. "Death by Art," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, variously paged, 7 pp.
Folder 52. Review of Daniel Martin, by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 8 pp.
Folder 53. "Facets: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 16 pp.
Folder 54. "Movements in Contemporary American Fiction," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 46 pp.
Folder 55. Notes for "To a Young Writer," by JG, n.d. MS, 3 pp.
Folder 56. "The Idea of Moral Criticism," by JG. The Western Humanities Review, Spring, 1977.
Folder 57. "Proem" [sic?], by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 2 pp.
Box 25a
Folder 1. "Grendel," by JG, n.d. TS and PC of TS with MS revisions, 2 chapters, 139 pp.
Folder 2. "Grendel," by JG, February 28, 1972. Foul reproduction proofs and blues from Knopf, 174pp.
Folder 3. "Grendel," by JG, 1971. Ozalid galley proofs from Knopf, 174pp.
Folder 4. "Grendel," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 12 chapters, 180 pp.
Folder 5. On Medieval literature, by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 23-44.
Folder 6. "The Song of Grendel," by JG, Esquire, October, n.d. Three copies torn from magazine, pp. 139; 180-191; 196.
Folder 7. "Beowulf," translated by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 33 pp.
Folder 8. "Beowulf," translated by JG, n.d. Legal pad, MS, 49 pp.
Folder 9. "Beowulf," translated by JG, n.d. MS, pp. 1-67; xv-lxxxiv.
Folder 10. "Beowulf," translated by JG, n.d. PC of MS, 60 pp.
Box 25b
Folder 11. Advances from publishers, 1972. Two receipts.
Folder 12. "The Interlace Structure of Beowulf," by John Leyerle, October, 1967. Inscribed by author to JG. Offprint from University of Toronto Quarterly. 17 pp.
Folder 13. "Fulgentius's Exposito Vergiliana Continentia and the Plan of Beowulf: Another Approach to the Poem's Style and Structure," by JG, Papers on Language Literature, n.d. One offprint copy, pp. 227-262.
Folder 14. "The Principles of Fiction," by JG, n.d. Yellow legal pad, MS, 3 pp.
Folder 15. "Grendel," by JG, marked "received March 16, 1971 Book Press, Inc." TS with MS printer's marks, 181 pp.
Folder 16. "The Trouble With Criticism, Or, Animadversions on a Dead Elephant," by JG, n.d. Just the title page and first few pages of preface. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 17. "Artists, Priests, and Murderers: A Preface," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 34 pp.
Folder 18. "An Attack on Criticism," by JG, n.d. Just the title page and a few pages of the preface. TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 19. "Art, Bad Art, and Not-Art," by JG, n.d. TS, 34 pp.
Folder 20. "The Creative Process and the Critic," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 28 pp.
Folder 21. "The Trouble With Criticism," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 21 pp.
Folder 22. "Fictional Truth: A New Approach to Literary Analysis," by JG, n.d. Title page, table of contents, and a few pages of introduction. TS, 9 pp. With one page MS outline and a letter to JG from David Dushkin of Random House, responding to his proposal of new books to Random House.
Folder 23. "Beowulf," translated by JG, n.d. MS, 2 pp
Folder 24. "Burroughs' The Ticket that Exploded: Style as Substance," by JG, n.d. MS, 1 p.
Folder 25. "Grendel," by JG, n.d. Various drafts of chapters and pages, mainly chapter 1 with fragments of chapters 2 through 4 and 8. MS and TS with MS revisions, non-consecutive paging. 31 pp.
Folder 26. "Grendel," by JG, n.d. MS outline of the novel into twelve sections, with references to the zodiac, 5 pp.
Folder 27. "News From Alfred A. Knopf Publisher," printed publisher's announcement, "For release on September 17 - the first and most terrifying monster in English literature tells his side ... of the Beowulf story ... Grendel by John Gardner ... Drawings by Emil Antonucci," 1 pp. [On verso, miscellaneous MS notes by JG].
Box 26a
Folder 1. "Marvin's on the Distant Shore," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, variously paged, 14 pp.
Folder 2. "Days of Vengeance," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, variously numbered pages, 39 pp.
Folder 3. "How We Made the Wheel: A Musical Comedy," words by JG, music by Pat Napper, Joe Liberto, and Joan Gardner [these latter names crossed out in pencil and Joe Baber written in]. TS, 131 pp.
Folder 4. "Rumpelstiltskin: An Opera," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 41 pp.
Folder 5. "The Sam Weber's Toyshop Miracle," by JG and L. M. Rosenberg, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 43 pp.
Folder 6. "The Waterhorse," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 37 pp.
Folder 7. "The Background of the Play" [a prospectus], by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 8. Notes on Boswell, by JG, n.d. MS, 5 pp.
Folder 9. "Helen at Home," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered section and drafts. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 10. "The Pied Piper of Hamlin," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered sections and drafts. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 11. "William Wilson: An Opera," by JG, n.d. Miscellaneous pages. TS with MS revisions, 11 pp.
Folder 12. "The Dying Abbot," by JG, n.d. [A prospectus for a story.] MS, 4 pp.
Folder 13. "Rumpelstiltskin," by JG, n.d. [Description; not the play.] TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 14. "The Holy Sinner," by JG, n.d. Various sections. TS and PC of TS with minor MS revisions, 22 pp.
Folder 15. "William Wilson," by JG, n.d. TS and PC of TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 16. "Gregor the Glorious and Flann the Fish," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 35 pp.
Folder 17. "The Last Kite," by John M. Tracy, n.d. A story sent to JG for evaluation after writer heard JG on a local radio show. TS, 5 pp. With letter from author, MS, 1 p.
Folder 18. Black and gray watercolor of a winged figure, n.d.
Folder 19. Oil painting on canvas of barn and a man on a haywagon [by JG?], n.d.
Folder 20. "To Jonathan," author unknown, n.d A poem. TS, 1 p.
Folder 21. "News from Home" [by JG?], n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 22. "The Great International Novel Recipe," by Keith Jennison, n.d. TS, 177 pp.
Folder 23. "'Two-Thirds God': Gilgamesh and the Uncanny," by John R. Maier, n.d. TS, 8 pp.
Folder 24. "The Structural Integrity of The Death of Ivan Il'ic, by Irving Halperin, 1961. Offprint from SEEJ. Inscribed by author to JG.
Folder 25. "The Authorship of St. Erkenwald," by Larry D. Benson, 1965. Offprint from Journal of English and Germanic Philology.
Folder 26. "The Tenuous Balance: A Note on Structure and Theme in Njal's Saga," by Eve S. Teitelbaum, n.d.
Folder 27. "Nikos Kazantzakis and Chaucer," by M. Byron Raizis, n.d. Inscribed by author to JG. Offprint from Comparative Literature Studies, pp. 141-147.
Box 26b
Folder 28. "Literature and Sexuality: Book III of Chaucer's Troilus," by Donald R. Howard, 1967. Inscribed by author to JG. Offprint from The Massachusetts Review, pp. 442-456.
Folder 29. "The Loathly Lady: A Chaucer Analogue In One Act Recently Discovered In Bath," by Thomas J. Hatton, n.d. Very bad mimeograph, 19 pp.
Folder 30. "The Medieval Arts Discourse: An Introductory Bibliography," by James J. Murphy, 1962. Offprint from Speech Monographs, pp. 71-78.
Folder 31. "Proof Positive," by Graham Greene, n.d. PC from collection of stories, 4 pp.
Folder 32. Fabii Plandiadis Fulgentii V.C. Opera...., by Rudolfus Helm, 1898. PC of book, 230 pp.
Folder 33. "Gathering Fuel in Vacant Lots: A Novel," by Charles Graham Webb, n.d. PC of TS of just the first 7 pp.
Folder 34. A collection of poems by Floyd Skloot, sent to JG, with a cover letter, November 14, 1973. TS and PC of TS, 35 pp.
Folder 35. "Agenbite of Agendath Netaim," by Charles Parish. Offprint from James Joyce Quarterly, 1969, pp. 237-241.
Folder 36. "Papergirl," by Donna Kessler, 1982. Very bad PC of TS, 13 pp.
Folder 37. "Knowledge," no author, probably a student, n.d. TS, 15 pp.
Folder 38. "The Death of God," by James H. Bowden, n.d. With self-addressed, stamped manila envelope. TS, 44 pp.
Folder 39. "Radical Premises in Collegiate Reform," by Judson Jerome. Offprint from The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1972, pp. 194-206.
Folder 40. "The State of Nature and the State of War: A Reconsideration of the Man of Mode," by Paul C. Davies. Offprint from A Canadian Journal of the Humanities, 1969, pp. 53-62.
Folder 41. "Three Faces of Jonah: A Parable for Prosperous Times," by Judson Jerome. Offprint from The Virginia Quarterly Review, 1966, pp. 442-475.
Folder 42. "Geoffrey Chaucer and Youth," by Howard Rollin Patch. Offprint from College English, n.d., pp. 14-22.
Folder 43. An issue of Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 1970. A bibliography of "Old English Research in Progress."
Folder 44. First chapter of a story by a student, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp.
Folder 45. "The Dialogue," by Donald Levin, n.d. With a copy of his vita. PC of TS and TS, 25 pp.
Folder 46. Two short poems, no author, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 47. Bibliography of works of JG, n.d. PC from unidentified book and of clips arranged on sheets, with name "John Howell" written at top, 10 pp.
Folder 48. Two papers and a bibliography on teaching and textbooks by student, John Sheehan Sullivan, n.d. TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 49. Handouts for students on grammar, n.d. Mimeographed, app. 50 pp.
Box 27a
Folder 1. Intramural correspondence to JG, Southern Illinois University, 1971. Includes a pile of empty intramural envelopes. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 2. "All Along with the Raggle-Taggle Gypsies....," by Dale Whitside, with a proposal for a conference paper, n.d. MS and TS, 23 pp.
Folder 3. "Transition: An Impressionistic Study of the Chico State College Sense of Direction, 1960," by JG, 1960. TS, 219 pp.
Folder 4. Transcriptions of Beowulf, by JG, n.d. Mimeographed, probably for classes, app. 150 pp.
Box 27b
Folder 5. Transcriptions of Beowulf, by JG, n.d. Mimeographed, probably for classes, app. 150 pp.
Folder 6. "The Wakefield Cycle: A Critical Study," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 170 pp.
Folder 7. "Genesis, Daniel, Christ, Satan," notes toward a transcription by JG, n.d. MS, 12 pp. in a note pad.
Folder 8. "Christ and Satan," transcriptions by someone else, n.d. With manila envelope, addressed to JG. MS, 73 pp.
Folder 9. Fragment of a story about "Joan," /"Mrs. Gardner," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 10. Student papers, including one that was mimeographed, n.d. MS and TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 11. Southern Illinois University intramural mail to JG on administrative and graduate education matters, 1970. TS, 7 pp.
Folder 12. Bibliography of JG's work [n.d., but probably 1970 while at SIU]. Mimeographed, 6 pp.
Folder 13. Miscellanea: fragments of work; Southern Illinois educational items; and "stuff."
Box 28a
Folder 1. "Clarissa Bell: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-147. [last of 4 drafts?] Residents of the town of New Carthage cope with the apparent revival of an old feud between the Worthingtons and Bells. Characters include Rev. James McClain, Frank and Jean Kroester and Jean's grandmother Alma Morris, John and Mary Worthington and their son Isaac, Nick Blue and his daughter Colline, Lawrence Bell (husband to the late Clarrisa) and son Bob Bell, Henry Soames and sister Harriet (Hattie), and Sheriff Estel Burns.
Folder 2. Clarissa Bell: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 148-346.
Folder 3. "A Gothic Tale," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-139. Religious man Sam Ghoki struggles to keep control of his flirtatious sixteen-year-old daughter Ginger. Characters include: Sam and Ginger Ghoki, Prof. Utt, Prof. Rosen, Don Quinn, Roland Corby, Walter Yopes, Phil Epson, Lawrence Leigh.
Folder 4. "A Gothic Tale," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 140-277.
Folder 5. "A Gothic Tale," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 278-391.
Folder 6. "She Says Wow," poem [by JG?], n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 7. Section of book on Chaucer, by JG. TS, pp. xxi-9.
Folder 8. Notes toward "The Madstone: A Novel," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 6 pp.
Box 28b
Folder 9. "Witches: A Novel," ["Clarissa Bell"] by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-98. A draft [2nd draft?] of Clarissa Bell. Henry Soames is named Henry Woolsey, Nick Blue is named Mick Blue.
Folder 10. "Witches: A Novel," ["Clarissa Bell"] by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 99-198.
Folder 11. "Witches: A Novel," ["Clarissa Bell"] by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-113. A draft [1st draft?] of Clarissa Bell. Henry Soames' name is changed from Soames to Woolly to Woolsey. Rev. James McClain's name is Rev. James Stone in TS but MS revisions refer to him as McClain. The Bell family name is Darber in TS but Bell in MS revisions. The Worthington family name is Putnam in TS but Worthington in MS revisions. Frank Kroester's name is spelled "Koester." Though pages 24-29 are missing in sequence, the plot is uninterrupted.
Folder 12. "Witches: A Novel," ["Clarissa Bell"] by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 114-226. A draft [3rd draft?] of Clarissa Bell. Character names consistent with draft in 28:1.
Folder 13. "Clarissa Bell: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-150.
Folder 14. "Clarissa Bell: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 151-305.
Folder 15. "The Joy of the Just," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 145-182. Aunt Ella Reikert seeks revenge on Betty Jane Flood, the preacher's wife. Characters include Ella (originally Anna) and Ralph Reikert, Betty Jane and Bill Flood, and Leon and Darthamae James (originally Henry and Callie Soames).
Folder 16. "The Grave," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 28 pp. Draft of Part VIII of Nickel Mountain. Characters include Henry Soames and son Jimmy, Walt and Hessie. Callie is mentioned but not present.
Folder 17. "The Things," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 196-220. Draft of Part IV of Nickel Mountain. Characters include Henry, Callie, and Jimmy Soames, and George Loomis.
Box 28c
Folder 18. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-110; TS with MS revisions, pp. 2-11.
Folder 19. "St. Simon," by JG, n.d. TS, 110 pp.
Folder 20. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with minimal MS revisions, 193 pp.
Folder 21. "St. Simon," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 88 pp.
Folder 22. "Final version of THE GRAVE," [Part VIII of Nickel Mountain] by JG, Typed note: "Not submitted or published as of Sept. 15, 1964." n.d. TS, 34 pp., with page nos. [1]-34 on verso and page nos. 42-75 on recto. Page 75 ends mid-sentence. Story features character Henry Soames [Nickel Mountain].
Folder 23. "The Spike in the Door," by JG, n.d TS, 8 pp. with editor's marks throughout. With a one-page letter from Frances Mayhew Rippy, co-editor, Ball State University Forum, returning JG's TS to him following publication of his sotry in Forum VIII, iv (Autumn, 1967). [Later revised for Nickel Mountain.]
Box 29a
Folder 1. Book on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-198.
Folder 2. Book on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 199-242; endnotes to chapters 1-6, TS, 71 pp.
Folder 3. "Epitaph for Himself," poem by JG?, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 4. "She Loves Me Not," poem by JG?, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 5. "Child With a High Fever," poem by JG?, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 6. "Essential," by Ruby H. Cohn, n.d. TS, 95 pp.
Folder 7. Notes toward various writing projects, by JG, n.d. With a short letter, dated September 15, 1964, to "Dear Sirs," about his work thus far. MS and TS, 6 pp.
Folder 8. An astrological chart, n.d. Printed, 1 p.
Folder 9. Several poems in Welsh, n.d. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 10. "The Torturers," a play by JG, n.d. With a note on the play. TS, 14 pp.
Folder 11. "The Second Shepherds' Play," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 20 pp.
Folder 12. Notes from Concordances to Four Creation Sequences, by John Danter, n.d.
Folder 13. A play about Noah, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 14. "The Wakefield Cycle: A Critical Study," by JG, n.d. While at Southern Illinois University. TS with minor MS revisions, 252 pp.
Folder 15. Research notes on Native American Indians, by JG, n.d. MS, 6 pp.
Folder 16. Untitled fragments featuring the characters:"Sybil," "Benjamin Brozzi," "Josephine Brozzi," "Clark Griffin," "Fred Slocum," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered sections. Various titles include: "The Enchanted Eye," "A Terrible business," "The At Home." TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Box 29b
Folder 17. "Poplicola's Return: A Play," by JG, n.d. TS, two copies, 5 pp. each.
Folder 18. Chapter One of untitled work [Vernon J. Brewer murders his brother on the first page] by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 25 pp.
Folder 19. "Elmer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 19 pp.
Folder 20. "The Baron's Wood," by JG, n.d. 12 pp.
Folder 21. "Lykurgos: A Novel," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 142 pp.
Folder 22. "The Wreckage of Agathon," by JG, n.d. TS with printer marks, pp. 1-161.
Folder 23. "The Wreckage of Agathon," by JG, n.d. TS with printer marks, pp. 162-318.
Folder 24. "The Wreckage of Agathon," by JG, n.d. TS with printer marks, pp. 319-430.
Folder 25. "The Wreckage of Agathon," by JG, n.d. Title page has a list of six alternative titles, crossed out. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-130.
Box 29c
Folder 26. "The Wreckage of Agathon," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 131-269.
Folder 27. "The Wreckage of Agathon," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 270-287; plus app. 100 pp. of fragments.
Folder 28. Section of a chapter beginning "In the dead-weight heat of a Southern Illinois summer evening....," by JG, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 29. "Smugglers of Lost Souls Rock," by JG, n.d. Later, part of October Light. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 75 pp.
Folder 30. "Unrest: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 29 pp.
Folder 31. "The Old Part," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp.
Folder 32. "The Last Days of a Seer: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, just the title page and pp. 137-139.
Folder 33. Notes for "Wreckage of Agathon," by JG, n.d. MS, 2 pp.
Folder 34. Title page for "Pastoral Care," by JG, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 35. Section from an unidentified work featuring a "Professor John Hodge," by JG, n.d. TS, 16 pp.
Box 30a
Folder 1. "Barth's Syllabus: The Frame of Giles Goat-Boy," by James L. McDonald, n.d. Inscribed to JG by author. Offprint, pp. 5-10.
Folder 2. Miscellaneous professional and personal letters to JG, 1967-68; 1971-72; 1974. With a few miscellaneous items, such as programs, MS household notes, a road map, etc. MS and TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 3. "As I Was Saying," by Kenneth Burke. Offprint from The Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter, 1972. Inscribed to JG by author. pp. 9-27.
Folder 4. "Princess Melosina/ Shooting script (draft)," by JG, 1971 [presentation date?]. TS, 23 pp. Another untitled draft, PC of TS with MS revisions, 20 pp.
Folder 5. "Notes: Princess Melosina," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 2 pp.
Folder 6. JG's vita, latest date on it, 1972. PC of TS, 4 pp.
Folder 7. "PhD Program of Study Proposal," presumably by a student of JG's, August 30, 1971. TS, 3 pp.
Folder 8. "The Music Lover," by JG, n.d. TS, 10 pp.
Folder 9. "Shakespeare Without Words," by Alfred Harbage, Annual Shakespeare Lecture of the British Academy, 1969. Offprint, pp. 129-144.
Folder 10. "Judas," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 11. "The Man Who Was Nothing: A Play," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 3 pp.
Folder 12. "The Pilgrim," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 11 pp.
Folder 13. "The Baron's Wood," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, 11 pp.
Folder 14. Fragments of drafts of book reviews, by JG, n.d. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 15. Various one-page attempts at an essay, possibly all the same one, "The Jesus Freaks and the Word (A Sort of Manifesto)," by JG, n.d. TS with minor MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 16. "Lemnos," from the forthcoming novel Jason and Medea by JG, Fiction Midwest, vol. 1, no. 1, n.d. [probably 1972]. Three copies of issue.
Folder 17. "Writing Poetry: An Introduction," by JG and Lennis Dunlap, n.d. With three alternative titles crossed out on title page. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-381.
Folder 18. "Writing Poetry: An Introduction," by JG and Lennis Dunlap, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 382-655.
Folder 19. "The Everlasting Arm: A Gothic Tale," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-140.
Box 30b
Folder 20. "The Everlasting Arm: A Gothic Tale," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 141-192.
Folder 21. "The Everlasting Arm: A Gothic Tale," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 193-391.
Folder 22. "Boskydell Blues," by Joan Gardner, November, 1968. Mimeograph of TS, 2 pp.
Folder 23. "How We Made the Wheel: A Musical Comedy/ Book: John Gardner/ Music: Pat Napper, Joe Liberto and Joan Gardner," n.d. PC of TS, 131 pp.
Folder 24. "A Child's Story," probably by "N. McVey," n.d. TS, 2 pp. With one page of MS notes, possibly unrelated, probably by JG, and an unrelated newspaper clipping.
Folder 25. Fragment of essay on unidentified work on Lewis Carroll, by JG, n.d. MS and TS, 2 pp.
Folder 26. "Mother and Child," a poem by Floyd Skoot, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Box 30c
Folder 27. "The Life, Times, and Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 171 pp.
Box 31a
Folder 1. Two notebooks, containing poems, drawings, and notes, presumably by JG.
Folder 2. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-157.
Box 31b
Folder 3. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 158-213.
Folder 4. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 214-351.
Folder 5. "The Boy, the Bat, and the Snake," "by Lucy," n.d. In various versions, along with another story "Rumtoljik," no author identified. TS, 10 pp.
Folder 6. "Princess Melosina: A Film," by JG, n.d. Just the title page, list of characters and actors. TS, 3 pp.
Folder 7. Another fragment of the work in which Vernon J. Brewer murders his brother Lester, by JG, n.d. TS, 7 pp.
Folder 8. Research notes on, possibly, communal festivals, by JG, n.d. MS, 11 pp.
Folder 9. First page of a chapter entitled "Early Failures," unidentified author, n.d. TS, 1 p.
Folder 10. An exam for students on The Canterbury Tales, n.d. Mimeograph of TS, two copies of 1 p. each.
Folder 11. An interview with Superman, unidentified author, n.d. TS with a few printer's marks, 8 pp.
Folder 12. "Exclusive Interview with the Frankenstein Monster," unidentified author, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 13. "Notes on the Black Revolution," by JG?, n.d. TS with MS revisions and printer's marks, 25 pp.
Folder 14. "Obituary: String Quartet Murdered," by JG, n.d. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 15. Seven short stories by students, n.d. TS with MS revisions and a few printer's marks, 27 pp.
Folder 16. Short piece on teaching assistants, probably by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 3 pp.
Folder 17. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions and MS, app. 125 pp.
Folder 18. Section of a larger work on writing, by JG. TS with MS revisions, pp. 57-93.
Folder 19. "Wolves, Thy Old Inhabitants," by JG, n.d. TS, 23 pp.
Folder 20. Table of contents for a projected work (or, it's a joke), "The Metaphysician as Loveable Old Whore: A Critical Study of the Works of John Gardner/by John Gardner," n.d. MS, 1 p.
Folder 21. "The Liars: Notes Toward a Complete Reworking of The Roaring Sheep," probably by JG, n.d. TS, 3 pp.
Folder 22. Sections of work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS, app. 150 pp.
Box 31c
Folder 23. A work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 205-350.
Folder 24. A work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS, pp.351-466.
Folder 25. A page from work featuring character "Clarissa Bell," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 26. "The Last Piece of Light," probably by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 27. "Tommy Burke: The Inadequacy of Winnie-the-Pooh," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 11 pp.
Folder 28. "In Remembrance of Me," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 29. "One Saturday Morning," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, two copies, pp. 1-15 and 1-17.
Folder 30. "Rules and Regulations....," of graduate program in English at Southern Illinois University, 1966. With some mimeographed memos. TS and mimeograph of TS, 24 pp.
Folder 31. "Hunter and Prey: Functional Imagery in Chaucer's 'Friar's Tale,'" by Jannette Richardson. Offprint from English Miscellany, 1961. pp. 9-20.
Folder 32. Three chapters--"Ars Poetica," "Poesy," "Prose"--of unidentified work, by JG, n.d. TS, app. 75 pp.
Folder 33. "C'Dale Jail," a poem by Steve Falcone, n.d. TS with printer's marks, 4 pp.
Folder 34. "The Enchanted Eye: A Tale," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-40; 1-28.
Folder 35. "Frankenstein: An Opera," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. MS and TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 36. "The Old Part," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-71; 1-52.
Folder 37. "'Taste'," by JG, n.d. TS, 14 pp.
Folder 38. "The Barn Fire," by Joel Gardner, n.d. And another untitled story. Both done when he was a child; stapled scrapbook style with crayon drawings and pasted pictures.
Box 32a
Folder 1. "The Latest Word from Delphi," play by JG, n.d. Faded mimeograph of TS and TS, 42 pp.
Folder 2. Professional correspondence and miscellaneous professional and household items, 1972-1973. MS and TS, app. 25 pages and several scraps of paper.
Folder 3. "The Canterbury Tales: Memory and Form," by Donald R. Howard. Offprint from A Journal of English Literary History, Sept., 1971. Inscribed to JG by author. pp. 319-328.
Folder 4. Thirty-six pamphlets on heredity and related science subjects. Reprints. Some from previous centuries, some recent.
Folder 5. "Southern Illinois University," by JG, issue of Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, June 1973, pp. 42-48.
Folder 6. "A Eulogy to Robert Dunn Faner," by Charles D. Tenney. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Edwardsville, 1968.
Folder 7. "Idea and Emotion in the Towneley Abraham," by JG. Offprint from PLL, n.d. pp. 227-241. Two copies.
Folder 8. "Cynewulf's Elene: Sources and Structure," by JG, issue of Neophilologus, n.d., pp. 65-76.
Folder 9. "Bartleby: Art and Social Commitment," by JG, issue of Philological Quarterly, January 1964, pp. 87-98.
Folder 10. "Theme and Irony in the Wakefield Mactacio Abel," by JG, issue of PMLA, December, 1965, pp. 515-521.
Folder 11. Letter from JG to the editor of Redbook, December 12, 1973, apologizing for his characterization of Simon Bale as a Jehovah's Witness in a version of Nickel Mountain, which appeared in the magazine. TS, 2 pp.
Box 32b
Folder 12. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, 1976. TS with MS revisions and printers marks, pp. 1-116.
Folder 13. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, 1976. TS with MS revisions and printers marks, pp. 117-250.
Folder 14. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, 1976. TS with MS revisions and printers marks, pp. 251-368.
Folder 15. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, 1976. TS with MS revisions and printers marks, pp. 369-430.
Folder 16. Work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-187.
Box 32c
Folder 17. Work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 188-379.
Folder 18. Work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 380-466.
Box 33a
Folder 1. Letter from JG to Fiction Editor of New American Library, explaining why they shouldn't take so long in reaching a decision about publishing his work because of the peculiar hardships of the life of a writer, July 13, 1965. TS, 7 pp. Memo from office of Georges Borchardt regarding contract for Nickel Mountain, April 4, 1973. TS, 1 p.
Folder 2. "Nimrod's Tower," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 28 pp.
Folder 3. "St. Simon," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp.
Folder 4. "The Grave," by JG, n.d. TS, 34 pp.
Folder 5. "The Wedding," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 29 pp.
Folder 6. "The Wedding," by JG, n.d. TS, 37 pp.
Folder 7. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 156 pp.
Folder 8. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with printer's marks, pp. 1-190.
Folder 9. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with printer's marks, pp. 191-354.
Folder 10. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-101.
Box 33b
Folder 11. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 102-243.
Folder 12. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 244-383.
Folder 13. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 384-508.
Folder 14. "The Wedding," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 110 pp.
Folder 15. "St. Simon," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 18-85.
Folder 16. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-194.
Box 33c
Folder 17. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 195-357.
Folder 18. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 358-533.
Folder 19. "The Old Man," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-179.
Folder 20. "Nickel Mountain," by JG, November, 1973. Galley proofs for version that appeared in Redbook. Printed, 26 pp.
Folder 21. "Vengeance Is Aunt Anna's," by JG, n.d. Notes for a projected story. MS, 1 p.
Folder 22. "The Joy of the Just," by JG, n.d. Crossed out, a previous title, "Vengeance Is Aunt Rill's." TS with MS revisions, 21 pp.
Folder 23. "The Grave," by JG, n.d. TS, 34 pp.
Folder 24. "The Old Men," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 180-300.
Box 34a
Folder 1. Notes toward "Jason and Medeia," by JG, n.d. MS, 7 pp.
Folder 2. Letters to JG regarding publication of "Jason and Medeia," 1972. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 3. Notes toward a work on "St. Guthlac," by JG, n.d. MS and TS, 3 pp.
Folder 4. Fragments of "Jason and Medeia," and probably "Freddy's Book," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 5. Several poems--"Persimmons," "Frankenstein," etc., and notes toward other works. Letter from JG to "Burton," with MS notes on back. n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 20 pp.
Folder 6. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, n.d. Titled on p. 161, "The Spider People." PC of TS, pp. 161; 166-209.
Folder 7. "Jason," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 107 pp.
Folder 8. "Jason," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, 51 pp.
Folder 9. "Jason," by JG, n.d. Mostly MS, with some TS pages, app. 150-200 pp.
Folder 10. Fragments of "Jason and Medeia," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 18 pp.
Folder 11. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, n.d. MS, with just a few TS pages, 20 pp.
Folder 12. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app 150-200 pp.
Folder 13. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, and some MS, app. 100 pp.
Box 34b
Folder 14. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, 1973. Retouched galley proofs from Knopf, with printer's marks.
Folder 15. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, 1973. Revised blues proofs from Knopf, 354pp.
Box 35a
Folder 1. "Six: The Legend of Good Women: How and Why Chaucer Revised His First Prologue to Make His Second, and How and Why He Made the Stories," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 38 pp.
Folder 2. "Five: The House of Fame, or "Dante in English"--Experience, Authority, and the Comedy of Self-Love, or Pride, and How God Can Fix It," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 54 pp.
Folder 3. Sections of work and notes on Chaucer, most probably by JG, although a section of "textual comparison" may be by someone else. n.d. TS and MS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 4. "Style as Meaning in the Book of the Duchess," by JG, Language and Style: An International Journal, Spring, 1969, pp. 143-171.
Folder 5. "Two: The Parliament of Birds--Order and the Appearance of Chaos in Art and Life; or, Chaucer as Dim-Witted Puppet and Wise Puppeteer; or, Ironic Narration for the Softening of Stern Opinions," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 34 pp.
Folder 6. "Three: The Unfinished Anelida and Arcite and a Few of Chaucer's Short Poems," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 35 pp.
Folder 7. "Chapter Five: Troilus and Criseyde," by JG, n.d. This, only title, but crossed out in pencil. TS with MS revisions, and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 8. "The Life, Times, and Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Alternative title crossed out: "Love's Philosopher." Not all pages numbered. TS with MS revisions, the first app. 150 pp.
Folder 9. "The Life, Times, and Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Pages un-numbered. TS with MS revisions, the next app. 150 pp.
Folder 10. "The Life, Times, and Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Pages un-numbered. TS with MS revisions, the last app. 75 pp., some of which may just be notes and insertions.
Folder 11. "'The river barks at night' or The Bridge of Dogs," by Mira Coopman, n.d. TS, pp. 1-108.
Box 35b
Folder 12. "'The river barks at night' or The Bridge of Dogs," by Mira Coopman, n.d. TS, pp. 109-217.
Folder 13. "A Play," by JG, n.d. Alternative titles crossed out: "Carmenta, Baby"; "Romulus Tyrannus"; "The Sabine Women"; "A Stage Play of Theme and Variations." TS with MS revisions, 135 pp.
Folder 14. "Notes to Introduction," and miscellaneous sections of work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 15. "Chapter One: The Wreck of the Independence," by JG, n.d. This title has been crossed out; no alternative one. TS with MS revisions, 11 pp.
Folder 16. "The Music Lover," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, two copies, 11 pp. each.
Folder 17. Pen drawing of a man's face, by JG, n.d. 1 p.
Box 35c
Folder 18. "Knowledge: A Novel," by JG, n.d. Second title page: "The Death of Helper Mole." Just the title pages and several false starts. TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 19. "Chapter Eight: The Rise of Gloucester and Chaucer's Fortunes as a Royalist in Evil Times....," by JG, n.d. MS, 34 pp., most written on both sides.
Folder 20. "Dread," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 6 pp. (4 of which are "false starts.")
Folder 21. "The Canon Yeoman's Prologue and Tale: An Interpretation," by JG, Philological Quarterly, January, 1967, pp. 1-17. Offprint, but with probably his annotations, and whole paragraphs crossed out. With one page of MS notes relating to same.
Folder 22. Canceled checks, most Joan Gardner's; bills; income tax forms for 1967 (a Michael Alexio, Jr.'s uncashed income tax refund check, dated April 5, 1968).
Folder 23. Miscellaneous: a teacher grading handbook from Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1966; some kind of inventory of household furniture and appliances; baseball cards, bills, sheets of doodles, and a letter to Joel Gardner, possibly from a young friend.
Box 36a
Folder 1. "The Ruptured Goat: 1965-69," by JG, n.d. A collection of poems. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 2. More poems for "The Ruptured Goat" probably. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 3. "Notes to Morte Arthure," by JG, n.d. Two copies, TS with MS revisions, 14 or 15 pp. each.
Folder 4. "The Life of Charles Parrish: A Biographical Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, title page and first three pages.
Folder 5. "Murphy Tales," by JG, n.d. Alternative title, "The Desert Omnibus," crossed out. Table of contents for a collection of short stories. MS and TS, 2 pp.
Folder 6. A paragraph-long quote from Speculum perfectionis, in English. TS, 1 p.
Folder 7. "The Epic Conversation: Subject as Part of Epic Style," by JG, n.d. TS, 8 pp., and then 7 MS pp. of perhaps related notes.
Folder 8. "The Miller's Mule and Six Other Tales," by JG, "Christmas, 1965." TS, 52 pp.
Folder 9. "The Wanderer," a poem by JG, n.d. One complete, one incomplete version. TS with MS revisions, 3 pp.
Folder 10. "Battle of Malden," epic poem, by JG, n.d. MS, 13 pp.
Folder 11. Section of prose work on poetry, and a one-page table of contents spoof on poetry journals called "The Poultry Gazette: A Quarterly Magazine of Egg Prices and Opinion, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 12. A few pages of a work on Cynewulf, by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 10-12, 18.
Folder 13. One page of sheet music for some sentimental songs.
Folder 14. "Fulgentius' Expositio Vergiliana Continentia and the Plan of Beowulf: Another Approach to the Poem's Style and Structure," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 60 pp.
Folder 15. Six Old English Riddles. Mimeograph of TS, with MS notes by JG, 7 pp.
Folder 16. Page from novel or story featuring the character "Callie," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 1 p.
Folder 17. Transliterations of "The Brussels Cross," and "The Ruth [?] Cross," by JG, n.d. MS, 6 pp.
Folder 18. "The War of Christ and Satan: Sixteen Plays from the Wakefield Cycle in a Modern English Version," by JG, n.d. TS, title page and first 9 pp. of introduction.
Folder 19. Single pages from unidentified works, by JG, n.d. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 20. Pages from story featuring "John Napper," a visiting professor at Southern Illinois University, by JG, n.d. None of the pages follow another in succession; each a draft attempt at a section of the story. TS, 16 pp.
Folder 21. "Queen Louisa," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, two versions, one 14, the other 7 pp.
Folder 22. "King Gregor and the Fool," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 23. "Augusta: A Tale," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-176; 50-72.
Box 36b
Folder 24. "Augusta: A Tale," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 95-122, in roughly numbered order.
Folder 25. "Augusta: A Tale," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp., in roughly numbered order.
Folder 26. "Augusta: A Tale," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp., in roughly numbered order.
Folder 27. "The Temptation of St. Ivo," by JG, n.d. TS, 22 pp.
Folder 28. "Pastoral Care," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp.
Folder 29. Pages from "Pastoral Care" and other unidentified works; a list of "tales," by JG, n.d. TS, 8 pp.
Folder 30. "The Warden," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, two versions, one 35 pp. and the other 15 pp.
Folder 31. "Muriel," by JG, n.d. TS, 24 pp.
Folder 32. "The Phoenix," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, title page and 4 draft starts to story.
Folder 33. "The Temptation of St. Ivo," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp.
Folder 34. "The Warden," by JG, n.d. Alternative title crossed out: "The Darkening Green." TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 35. "Pastoral Care," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with minor MS revisions, 45 pp.
Folder 36. Departmental memos and miscellaneous items, most relating to graduate study, mimeographed and printed, app. 50 pp.
Folder 37. Applications and vitae of others, one dated 1969. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 38. Two pieces of cardboard with "Gardner, John/The owl and the nightingale" and "Style of Xian Poetry in OE" respectively.
Folder 39. Outline by JG for a hypothetical book on the Gothic, probably prepared for his comprehensive exams at Iowa, n.d. TS, 9 pp.
Folder 40. Miscellaneous pages from unidentified work by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 41. Joan Gardner's notebook, purchased from Chico State College bookstore, filled with what look like class lecture notes, n.d. MS, app. 75 pages filled.
Box 36c
Folder 42. "Keep the Devil Singing" a weekly radio broadcast produced by the Southern Illinois University, written by JG, directed by Walt Richter and featuring Brent Locke Riley as Jezebel, Bud Bartlett as Elias, and JG as the Devil. "Complete history" of folk music as related by the Devil and Jezebel to the sinner Elias. Date betw. 1965-1970. Transcripts from various broadcasts (there were 13), not all complete. TS with MS revisions, apprx. 50 pp. total. Also, seven CDs containing recordings of the entire series of 13 broadcasts. [The original recordings on 13 audio tapes are shelved in Rare Books' AV section.]
Box 37a
Folder 1. "The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle," by JG, n.d. TS with minor MS revisions, pp. 1-150.
Folder 2. "The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle," by JG, n.d. TS with minor MS revisions, pp. 151-292.
Folder 3. "Writing Poetry: An Introduction," by JG and Lennis Dunlap, n.d. PC of TS, 183 pp.
Folder 4. "An Old English Anthology: Translations of Old-English Prose and Verse," by F.P. Magoun, Jr., and J.A. Walker, 1950. Ownership signature of JG on cover. Printed, 108 pp.
Folder 5. "Chaucer on Love: 'Medieval' and 'Renaissance' Attitudes in Chaucer's Poetry," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 1-180.
Box 37b
Folder 6. "Chaucer on Love: 'Medieval' and 'Renaissance' Attitudes in Chaucer's Poetry," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 181-351.
Folder 7. "Chaucer on Love: 'Medieval' and 'Renaissance' Attitudes in Chaucer's Poetry," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 352-400.
Folder 8. "Somnium Gothlaci," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 22 pp.
Folder 9. Review of Jan Kott's The Eating of the Gods: An Interpretation of Greek Tragedy, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 10. "Frankenstein: An Opera," libretto by JG, music by Joseph Baber, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 46 pp.
Folder 11. Part of a work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. Pages un-numbered. Possibly no order; just separate sheets, some only half filled, app. 25 pp.
Folder 12. Loose-leaf pages from a bookseller's catalog of "New American Novelists of the Sixties," n.d. TS, 49 pp.
Folder 13. "The Patterning of Paradise Regained, by Burton J. Weber, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 167 pp.
Box 37c
Folder 14. "Blake's 'Infant Sorrow': An Essay in Discourse Analysis," by E. L. Epstein, Southern Illinois University, n.d. TS, 11 pp.
Folder 15. Change: The Magazine of Higher Education, March 1973 issue.
Folder 16. First three pages of a "thriller," by unidentified author. A childish hand. MS, 3 pp.
Folder 17. Pages from unidentified story, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 2 pp.
Folder 18. "Family Affairs: Stories by John L'Heureux," n.d. Variously numbered pages. PC of TS, app. 150 pp.
Folder 19. "Family Affairs: Stories by John L'Heureux," n.d. Variously numbered pages. PC of TS, the next app. 100 pp.
Folder 20. "Tatlin," by Guy Davenport, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 1-205.
Folder 21. "Tatlin," by Guy Davenport, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 206-386.
Folder 22. The Rochester Review, Fall, 1973. With a letter, December 18, 1973, from its editor asking to reprint JG's "Life Follows Fiction" speech that he gave on Wilson Day at the University of Rochester.
Folder 23. "The Accuracy of the Towneley Scribe," by Martin Stevens, off print from The Huntington Library Quarterly, November 1958. Inscribed by author to JG. 9 pp.
Folder 24. Letters to JG from publishers, other academicians or friends writing to him about his work, and from colleagues and students writing about teaching matters, 1973. TS, app. 47 pp.
Folder 25. "The Death of the Unknown," by Lucy Gardner, JG's daughter, n.d. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 26. Miscellaneous items: photo of a hunting dog, warranties, note from an insurance agent, list of things to do, pencil sketch and a page with one TS sentence from unidentified work, etc., n.d. MS and TS, 9 items.
Folder 27. University of Rochester Currents, Vol. 1, No.6(November 9, 1973), p. 1 3. "Life Follows Fiction – Never Doubt It". Wilson Day speech by John Gardner. Photocopy.
Box 38
Folder Eighty-odd copies of one issue of MSS, Vol I, no. 2, Winter 1962.
Box 39a
Folder 1. A Christmas card to Joan and JG from Joyce Carol Oates, 1972. MS note from Oates written on front leaf and verso; contains poem, "Wooded Forms," which Oates wrote for the Christmas card, of which 300 were produced for her private use.
Folder 2. "Poetic Truth: An Introduction to Reading and Writing Poetry," by JG and Lennis Dunlap, n.d. TS, pp. 1-308.
Folder 3. "Poetic Truth: An Introduction to Reading and Writing Poetry," by JG and Lennis Dunlap, n.d. TS, pp. 309-544.
Folder 4. "Shadows," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 80 pp., with an additional three separate pages.
Folder 5. "The Glorious Legend of Sun Ko Loon," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, just the first two pages.
Folder 6. "Art, Life, and Tom Kinsella," presumably by JG, n.d. TS, 12 pp.
Folder 7. An opera featuring one "William Wilson," libretto by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, and MS, 29 pp.
Folder 8. A radio play(?) featuring "Old Doctor Farkas," "Judi," and others, presumably by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 31 pp.
Folder 9. A play, featuring "Guichard," "First Pilgrim," and others, by JG, n.d. A real mishmash of pages, variously numbered, without any clear order beyond sections of ten pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 75 pp.
Folder 10. "Dragon, Dragon Four Other Tales," by JG, n.d. TS, 51 pp.
Folder 11. "The Baron's Wood," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 13 pp.
Folder 12. Letter to the editor of local paper from JG, July 26, 1973. Regarding current conflict between the president of Southern Illinois University and a faculty in the Department of Communications and the issues it raises about the University. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 13. "The Meeting," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 308-331 [complete--part of collection of stories].
Folder 14. "The Music Lover," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 11 pp.
Folder 15. "Vergette," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 8 pp.
Folder 16. "Southern Illinois University--An Impressionistic Sketch," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 13 pp.
Folder 17. "Homer," by JG, n.d. TS, 15 pp. With two pages of related MS notes.
Folder 18. "Muriel," by JG, n.d. TS, 24 pp.
Folder 19. "King Gregor and the Fool," by JG, n.d. TS, 16 pp.
Box 39b
Folder 22. "The Darkening Green," by JG, n.d. TS, two copies, 5 pp. each.
Folder 23. "The Witch's Wish," by JG, n.d. TS with slight MS revisions, 22 pp.
Folder 24. A section of "The Princess Melosina," by JG, n.d. TS, 20 pp.
Folder 25. "The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle," by JG, n.d. TS with printer's marks, pp. 1-109.
Folder 26. "The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle," by JG, n.d. TS with printer's marks, pp. 110-196.
Folder 27. "Queen Louisa," by JG, n.d. TS with slight MS revisions, 16 pp.
Folder 28. "Dragon, Dragon, and Other Tales," by "Gardner and Morrow," n.d. PC of TS, stapled into a kind of booklet, 83 pp.
Folder 29. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure, The Owl and the Nightingale, Five other Middle English Poems in a Modernized Version," by JG, n.d. TS with printer's marks, pp. 1-104.
Folder 30. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure,....," by JG, n.d. TS with printer's marks, pp. 105-262.
Folder 31. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure,....," by JG, n.d. TS with printer's marks, pp. 263-400.
Box 39c
Folder 32. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure,....," by JG, n.d. TS with printer's marks, pp. 401-462.
Folder 33. Notes and fragments of drafts for "The Sunlight Man," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 34. Script for "The Sunlight Man," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 93 pp.
Folder 35. Script for "The Sunlight Man," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 36. Script for "The Sunlight Man," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS, app. 150 pp.
Folder 37. "Lecture Outline/The Outsider/Richard Wright," by JG for a course, n.d. With a supporting bibliography. Mimeographed, 18 pp.
Folder 38. Notes on Greek culture, by JG, n.d. MS and TS, 18 pp., most written on both sides.
Box 40a
Folder 1. "The Sunlight Man/based on the novel The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner/Screenplay by John Gardner and Jules Dassin," n.d. PC of TS, 102 pp.
Folder 2. "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 200 pp.
Folder 3. "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 200 pp.
Folder 4. An index of individuals and groups of people, places, and subjects in "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 15 pp TS. Includes an index of chapters, MS, 1pp.
Folder 5. Pages from "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, first two pages of a chapter.
Folder 6. "The Sunlight Man/Based on the novel The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner/ Screenplay by John Gardner and Jules Dassin/(first draft)." PC of TS, 95 pp.
Folder 7. "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 8. "The Sunlight Dialogues/General Plan," by JG, n.d. TS with light MS revisions 29pp. (numbered as 27pp.). Includes mimeo-copy, 29pp. (numbered as 27pp.).
Folder 9. "The Sunlight Dialogues/General Plan," by JG, n.d. Perhaps used as a proposal to publishers. TS with light MS revisions, 27 pp.
Folder 10. "The Jail: A Novel," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions. Includes pages from chapters 1, 2, and 13 of the first ed. version of "Sunlight Dialogues," TS with MS revisions. 39pp. total.
Folder 11. "The Lover" by JG, n.d. Chapter 3 ("Lion Emerging From Cage") of first ed. version of "Sunlight Dialogues." TS with MS revisions, 43pp. Includes one MS note and two CC pages.
Box 40b
Folder 13. "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 941-1102.
Folder 14. "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1103-1262.
Folder 15. "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1263-1316.
Folder 16. "VII. The Dialogue on Wood and Stone," by JG, n.d. [a chapter from "Sunlight Dialogues"], TS, 589-757.
Folder 17. "VII. The Dialogue on Wood and Stone," by JG, n.d. [a chapter from "Sunlight Dialogues"], TS, pp. 758-940.
Folder 18. "IV. Mama," by JG, n.d. [a chapter from "Sunlight Dialogues"], TS, pp. 347-458.
Box 40c
Folder 19. "IV. Mama," by JG, n.d. [a chapter from "Sunlight Dialogues"], TS, pp. 459-587.
Folder 20. Letters to JG or his literary agent, from literary agents, fellow writers, and publishers regarding Sunlight Dialogues, 1968-69; 1970;1973. TS, 4pp.
Folder 21. "The Devil: An American Romance," by JG, n.d. Outline for "Sunlight Dialogues." Also a half page of text. TS, 3 pp.
Folder 22. "Prologue" to "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. With several pages of miscellaneous text. MS and TS with MS revisions, 10 pp.
Folder 23. "The Devil: An American Romance," by JG, n.d. Some variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 24. "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, pp. 773-800.
Folder 25. The first chapter of "Sunlight Dialogues [perhaps]," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 26. Fragments of "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages, some pages only half full. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 27. Fragments of "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. Various title pages, one "Hodge: A Novel," and a few pages of chapter one. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 28. "Hunting Wild Asses," by JG, n.d. Just the first few pages of a chapter. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 29. "Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 30. "Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 200 pp.
Folder 31. "The Madstone," by JG, n.d. Outline for a story. MS, 1 page from a small pad.
Folder 32. Editing of "Sunlight Dialogues," by William Dickey [Assoc. Prof. English and Creative Writing, San Francisco State College; JG's friend and former colleague], October 1967. Editing comments and suggestions, with reference to specific lines throughout. TS, 25 pp.
Box 41a
Folder 1. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. Definitely not in order. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 2. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. Definitely not in order. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 3. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. Definitely not in order. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 4. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. Definitely not in order. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 5. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. Definitely not in order. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 6. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. Definitely not in order. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 7. "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 8. Notes toward the writing of "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Box 41b
Folder 9. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Novel," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 69 pp.
Folder 10. Miscellaneous items--photocopied articles, clip from a magazine, and sheet of info and letter on toxic wastes--that may or may not have some relation to the writing of "Mickelsson's Ghosts."
Folder 11. Letter to JG on "Mickelsson's Ghosts," from Jack Wilcox, June 11, 1980. TS with MS revisions, 6 pp.
Folder 12. Section of "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 29 pp.
Folder 13. "Come On Back," by JG, n.d. Two copies. TS, 26 pp.; TS with MS revisions, 26 pp.
Folder 14. "Stillness," by JG, n.d. Two versions. TS, one 15 pp., one 19 pp.
Folder 15. "The Art of Living," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 37 pp.
Folder 16. Miscellaneous notes toward stories, some for "Mickelsson's Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS and MS, 11 pp.
Folder 17. "Two Priests from Tengu Child by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nabuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 25 pp.
Folder 18. "The Music Lover," by JG, n.d. TS, 14 pp.
Folder 19. "Amram," by JG, n.d. TS, p. 29.
Folder 20. "Trumpeter," by JG, n.d. TS, 13 pp.
Folder 21. "Vlemk the Box Painter," by JG, n.d. TS, 126 pp.
Folder 22. "St. Guthlac's Dream/(A Fragment)," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, 38 pp.
Folder 23. "Coyote and the Dead Man," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 7 pp.
Folder 24. Section of novel featuring character "Joan Orrick" [expanded from story "Stillness" probably], by JG, n.d. TS with minor MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 25. "A Telescope from Tengu Doji/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 17 pp.
Folder 26. Copy-editing index to "The Art of Living and Other Stories," copy-editor Mildred Maynard, August 6, 1980. PC of MS, 9 pp.
Folder 27. "Tanabata from Tengu Dogu/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 13 pp.
Folder 28. "Discontent from Tengu Child/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 24 pp.
Folder 29. "Escape from Tengu Child/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese/ by John Gardner and Nobuku Tsukui," n.d. TS, 17 pp.
Folder 30. "A Little Night Music," by JG, Northwest Review, Spring, 1961, pp. 30-40.
Folder 31. "Foreword," by JG, n.d. About author Kikuo Itaya and fellow translator Nobuku Tsukui. TS, two copies, one 4 pp., one 5 pp.
Box 41c
Folder 32. "The Fox Who Became a Wife/ from Tengu-Child/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese, by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 18 pp.
Folder 33. Fragment of "Amram," by JG, n.d. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 34. "The Robber and the Flute/ from Tengu Doji/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 12 pp.
Folder 35. Title pages of stories from either or both Tengu Child and Tengu Doji, n.d. TS, 11 pp.
Folder 36. "Pilgrimage of the Curse/ from Tengu-Child/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 15 pp.
Folder 37. "The Mystery of a Mountain Villa/ from Tengu Doji/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 20 pp.
Folder 38. "Vlemk the Box-Painter," by JG, n.d. TS with light MS revisions, 126 pp.
Folder 39. "The Joy of the Just," by JG, n.d. TS, 48 pp.
Folder 40. "The Music Lover," by JG, n.d. TS, 14 pp.
Folder 41. "Amram," by JG, n.d. TS, 20 pp.
Folder 42. "Trumpeter," by JG, n.d. TS, 13 pp.
Folder 43. "Stillness," by JG, n.d. TS, 20 pp.
Folder 44. "The Library Horror," by JG, n.d. TS, 29 pp.
Folder 45. "Redemption," by JG, n.d. TS, 24 pp.
Folder 46. "The Message/ from Tengu Child/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. With a list of stories from Tengu Child. TS, 19 pp.
Folder 47. "Mushi Okuri/ from Tengu Child/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 21 pp.
Folder 48. "The Robe/ from Tengu Child/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 25 pp.
Folder 49. "Chikubu Island/ from Tengu Child/ by Kikuo Itaya/ Translated from the Japanese by John Gardner and Nobuko Tsukui," n.d. TS, 27 pp.
Box 42a
Folder 1. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Novel," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-150.
Folder 2. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Novel," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 151-250.
Folder 3. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Novel," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 251-351.
Folder 4. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Novel," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 352-451.
Folder 5. "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Novel," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, pp. 452-576. [This draft not complete.]
Folder 6. Miscellaneous papers identified by Susan Thornton as belonging with "Mickelsson's Ghosts: A Novel"-- note from Jack Wilcox dated August 16, 1980, excerpt from the epilogue of Nietzsche, Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, and a note reading "Mention Hitchcock's Spellbound." MS, 2 pp; PC, 1 p; and MS, 1 p respectively.
Folder 7. "Marvin's On 'The Distant Shore': A Musical Comedy," Music by Frank Ryan and John Gardner/ Words by John Gardner, Liz Rosenberg, William Gere, Sue Biesecker, Frank Ryan," n.d. PC of TS, 51 pp.
Folder 8. Various mostly single draft pages from unidentified works by JG, n.d. MS and TS, 10 pp.
Folder 9. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet in a Modern English Version with a Critical Introduction," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 1-150.
Box 42b
Folder 10. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet in a Modern English Version with a Critical Introduction," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 151-250.
Folder 11. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet in a Modern English Version with a Critical Introduction," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 251-350.
Folder 12. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet in a Modern English Version with a Critical Introduction," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 351-[425].
Folder 13. "The Inheritors of the Earth," by JG, n.d. TS, 25 pp.
Folder 14. "The Seriousness of Things," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 17 pp.
Folder 15. "The Owl and the Nightingale: A Curious Poem/ Freely Translated from the Original 13th Century Middle English," by JG, n.d. TS, 17 pp.
Folder 16. "...translations of great minor poems from Middle English....," by JG, with a letter to editors of Random House, October 7, 1964. TS, 20 pp.
Folder 17. Translations of and/or original poems, by JG, n.d. TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 18. "The Brothers," by Glenn Pritchard, n.d. TS, 26 pp.
Folder 19. Notes toward stories or novels; notes relating to books, teaching, etc, by JG, n.d.
Folder 20. "Ghosts," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 31 pp.
Folder 21. "The Light in the Woods," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 26 pp.
Folder 22. "Wolves, Thy Old Inhabitants," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 18 pp.
Folder 23. Notes toward stories, novels, and/or studies, by JG, n.d. MS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 24. "The Widow's Four Old Suitors: A Tale," by JG, n.d. TS, 30 pp.
Folder 25. "Young Man by the Roadside," possibly by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 13 pp.
Folder 26. Miscellaneous pages from "Chaucer's Vision: A Companion...." or to "Chaucer's Poetry: A Commentary," two alternative title pages, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 7 pp.
Folder 27. "Love and Marriage," (alternative title crossed out: "The Twilight of the Reptile"), by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 24 pp.
Box 42c
Folder 28. Section of unidentified work by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 29. "The Brothers," by JG, n.d. TS, 27 pp.
Folder 30. "Monhawanta Creek," by JG, n.d. Two copies, second incomplete. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp. each.
Folder 31. Section of unidentified work featuring "Audry Jean," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 32. "Who Killed Lucas Beeman," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages; some notes about the story. MS and TS with MS revisions, 36 pp.
Folder 33. "Who Killed Lucas Beeman," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 52 pp.
Folder 34. "MS Found Under 'Z,'" by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 18 pp.
Folder 35. "The Mighty Green Lion," and "Spring," two poems, presumably by JG, n.d. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 36. First chapter of an unidentified novel featuring "Eva Thomas," by JG, n.d. TS, 61 pp.
Folder 37. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure and Other Poems Translated from Middle English," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages; may not be complete. TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 38. Translations of Middle English poems, by JG, n.d. Includes preface and table of contents. TS with MS revisions, app. 25 pp. of misc. sections, then pp. 1-61.
Folder 39. Translations of Middle English poems, by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS, app. 75 pp.
Folder 40. Translations of Middle English poems, by JG, n.d. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 41. Preface to "Nickel Mountain," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 3 pp.
Folder 42. "The Art of the Tale," by JG, n.d. MS, 4 pp.
Folder 43. Several false starts to first chapter of an unidentified work, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 44. "Synnere and Wastoure," preface to unidentified book, n.d. Photostat of printed item, 18 pp.
Folder 45. "Some Music Proposals," by Joan Gardner, July, 1964. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 46. A finger painting, by one of JG's children?
Box 43a
Folder 1. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-150.
Folder 2. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 151-250.
Folder 3. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 251-351.
Folder 4. "The Poetry of Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 352-458.
Folder 5. "The Sunlight Dialogues: A Novel," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-100.
Folder 6. "The Sunlight Dialogues: A Novel," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 101-200.
Folder 7. "The Sunlight Dialogues: A Novel," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 201-300.
Folder 8. "The Sunlight Dialogues: A Novel," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 301-400.
Box 43b
Folder 9. "The Sunlight Dialogues: A Novel," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 401-500.
Folder 10. "The Sunlight Dialogues: A Novel," by JG, n.d. Originally in a box marked "First Draft" in JG's handwriting. TS with MS revisions, pp. 501-612.
Folder 11. "The Construction of Paradise Lost," by Burton Weber, n.d. Part of a book series edited by JG. TS, pp. 82-180.
Folder 12. "The Construction of Paradise Lost," by Burton Weber, n.d. Part of a book series edited by JG. TS, pp. 180-260.
Folder 13. "Morte Arthure," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-100.
Folder 14. "Morte Arthure," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 101-166.
Folder 15. English courses taught by JG, n.d., probably at Southern Illinois University. Notes, syllabi, and reference sheets for students. MS and TS, 14 pp.
Folder 16. "Notes on Adrien Bonjour's The Digressions in Beowulf," possibly by JG, n.d. TS, 12 pp.
Folder 17. Untitled story, possibly by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 18. "The Impulse," by John Gardner, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 15 pp., plus two pages of draft in MS, which may be related.
Folder 19. Title pages, section, and notes toward several stories, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 36 pp.
Folder 20. "Fiction," by JG, n.d. TS, just the first 24 pp.
Box 43c
Folder 21. MS drafts in legal pad for what became "Construction of the Wakefield Cycle," "Miller and His Mule," and "The Uninhabited Castle," and an "Introduction," these last two being pre-writing for Resurrection, n.d.
Folder 22. Letters to and from JG regarding publication of JG's works, 1962; 1964; n.d. TS, 17 pp.
Folder 23. Manuscript notes, probably related to household matters, in a quarter-filled steno pad, by JG, n.d.
Folder 24. Southern Illinois University bulletins, 1962-64; 1964-66.
Folder 25. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," by JG, 1965. Proofs from the University of Chicago Press, pp. 1-12.
Folder 26. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," by JG, 1965. Proofs from the University of Chicago Press, pp. 13-36.
Folder 27. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," by JG, 1965. Proofs from the University of Chicago Press, pp. 37-84.
Folder 28. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," by JG, 1965. Proofs from the University of Chicago Press, pp. 85-145.
Folder 29. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," by JG, 1965. Proofs from the University of Chicago Press, pp. 146-200.
Folder 30. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," by JG, 1965. Proofs from the University of Chicago Press, pp. 201-219.
Folder 31. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," by JG, 1965. Proofs from the University of Chicago Press, pp. 220-337.
Folder 32. "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," by JG, 1965. Proofs from the University of Chicago Press, pp. 338-347.
Folder 33. "The Weisses and the Uphoffs," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 12 pp.
Box 44a
One copy of one issue of The Kenyon Review: 31:4 (1969).
One copy of the Bulletin of San Francisco State College, 1962-63.
Twenty-one copies of MSS 1:2 (Winter 1962)
Box 44b
Nine copies of MSS 1:2 (Winter 1962)
Fifteen copies of MSS 1:1 (Spring 1961)
Box 44c
Twenty-three copies of MSS 1:1 (Spring 1961)
Box 45a
Folder 1. "The King's Indian," by JG, n.d. TS with proof or printer's marks, pp. 1-100.
Folder 2. "The King's Indian," by JG, n.d. TS with proof or printer's marks, pp. 101-200.
Folder 3. "The King's Indian," by JG, n.d. TS with proof or printer's marks, pp. 201-300.
Folder 4. The King's Indian," by JG, n.d. TS with proof or printer's marks, pp. 301-386.
Folder 5. "The Life, Times and Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, the first app. 100 pp. [The contents of folders 5 through 8 were consecutively together in one box.]
Folder 6. "The Life, Times and Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 33-133.
Folder 7. "The Life, Times and Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 134-234.
Folder 8. "The Life, Times and Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 235-350; 840.1-861 [which are notes to text].
Folder 9. High school and college poetry notebook, by JG, n.d. Some with drawings. MS, 96 pp. filled.
Box 45b
Folder 10. "Skeleton Plots," [(sic) "Skeliton Plots"] by JG, n.d. [high school or college]. MS, 152 pp. filled in a notebook.
Folder 11. "Lies! Lies! Lies!/ A Journal--more or less--by John C. Gardner," September 26, 1952 - December 9, 1952, with miscellaneous notes thereafter. 85 pp. filled in a notebook. [A facsimile edition of same (University of Rochester Libraries, 1999) is now available.]
Folder 12. "Art, Life, and Tom Kinsella," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 9 pp.
Folder 13. "The Sea-Gulls," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 14. "The Noblest Monument of Them All: The Folger," by JG, 1976. With two letters to JG. TS with MS revisions, two drafts, 12 and 9 pp. each.
Folder 15. "Gudgekin the Thistle-Girl," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 9 pp., some written on verso as well.
Folder 16. "Trumpeter," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 9 pp.
Folder 17. An introduction to Virgil's Aeneid, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 3 pp.
Folder 18. "The Gnome and the Dragons," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 10 pp.
Folder 19. "Dragon, Dragon," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 13 pp.
Folder 20. "Author's Questionnaire" on academic and intellectual matters from H. Aschehoug Co., Norway, n.d. Filled out by JG in TS, 4 pp.
Folder 21. "Department of English Faculty Data Form," by JG, n.d. Submitted to English Department at University of Rochester, which once considered JG for a position.
Folder 22. "The Pied Piper of Hamlin: An Opera, Libretto by JG," n.d. PC of TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 23. JG's visit to University of Rochester for Wilson Day events, 1973. Correspondence; notes; newspaper articles. MS, TS, and printed, app. 100 pp. [See also Box 51.]
Folder 24. A referee's review of what became "The Life, Times and Work of Chaucer." Referee ["Carol"], writing for Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. With letter from Knopf editor (Robert Gottlieb) to JG as well. Both explain concerns about audience, tone, and genre of the book. TS with MS revisions, app. 25 pp.
Folder 25. "God Damn the Bicentennial: A Patriotic Essay," by JG [presumably 1976]. TS with MS revisions, 9 pp.
Folder 26. Review by JG of The Eating of the Gods by Jan Kott [1973, when it was published, or thereafter]. TS with MS revisions, 6 pp.
Folder 27. "The Waterhorse: A Play for Radio," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 27 pp.
Folder 28. "The Spirit of '76 and the State of Illinois," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 6 pp.
Folder 29. "Craine's First Case," by JG, n.d. TS, 35 pp. A previous title, "The Tigers in the Trees," has been struck through. Story characters include: Clark Griffin, Benny Josephine Brozzi, and Sybil (Clark's cousin).
Folder 30. Letter from William Heyen to JG, 1978. With Songs from Puccini by Vince Clemente, to which Heyen wrote an introduction.
Box 46a
Books inscribed to JG:
Christian, Ted. Y'ear Won. "A Private Edition," c1979.
Donovan, John. Bittersweet Temptation. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp., 1979. Not inscribed, but rather with letter from author, who is a stranger, describing his failed career, the "feminist, twentyish editors" with whom he's had to battle, and the enclosed pulp novel with its "puke-provoking name,...."
Frese, Dolores Warwick. Virgins and Martyrs Notre Dame, IN: Juniper Press, c1978.
Gronowicz, Antoni, translator. Polish Poems. Reprint from The Polish Review, 16:3 (Summer, 1971), pp. 78-85.
Heyen, William. Brockport's Poems. Brockport, New York: Challenger Press, c1978.
Hickman, Martha Whitmore. I Will Not Leave You Desolate. Nashville, Tennessee: The Upper Room, c1982.
Mahon, Thomas. The Fandango Involvement. New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, c1981.
Ray, David. The Mulberries of Mingo and Other Stories. Austin, Texas: Cold Mountain Press, 1978.
Copies of books, mostly proofs, sent to JG by publishers for blurbs or reviews:
1. Busch, Frederick. Hardwater Country: Stories. Uncorrected proof. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
2. Ehle, John. The Winter People. New York and other places: Harper Row, Publishers, c1981.
3. Goodman, Eric K. High on the Energy Bridge. Uncorrected proof. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c1979.
4. Kaplan, Johanna. O My America! Uncorrected proof. New York and other places: Harper Row, Publishers, 1980.
Box 46b
Copies of books, mostly proofs, sent to JG by publishers for blurbs or reviews:
Kramer, Mark. Three Farms: Making Milk, Meat and Money from the American Soil. Uncorrected proofs. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1980.
McCaig, Donald. The Butte Polka. Uncorrected proof. New York: The Dial Press, c1980.
Smoodin, Roberta. Ursus Major. Uncorrected proof. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. With note attached from an editor.
Tall, Deborah. Ninth Life. Ithaca, New York: Ithaca House, 1982. Review copy. This one has "Liz" penciled on the front. For Liz Rosenberg, probably.
Other miscellaneous items:
"Helen at Home," by JG. Program for play, "World Premiere" at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1980.
"Helen at Home," by JG. Program for play performed by the Susquehanna Community Choral Society, 1980.
"Days of Vengeance," by JG. Program for play, doesn't say where and by whom performed, n.d.
"Lizzie Borden of Fall River." The Susquehanna Community Choral Society, n.d. JG was in charge of publicity.
"Not With My Daughter," by Jay Christopher, first presented 1976. Copy of the play.
Miscellaneous books owned by JG:
Bharati, Agehananda. The Tantric Tradition. Garden City, New York: Anchor Books, 1970.
Brann, Donald R. How to Rehabilitate Abandoned Buildings. Directions Simplified, 1974.
Cherry, Kelly. Songs for a Soviet Composer. Saint Louis: K. M. Gentile Publishing, Singing Wind Press, 1980.
Cimarron Review. October 1978.
Box 46c
Folder Miscellaneous books owned by JG:
Corning Glass Center. Glass Aids for Study. Corning, New York, 1973.
Hacker, Diana and Betty Renshaw. A Practical Guide for Writers. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Winthrop Publishers, Inc., 1979.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Directory of Fellows, 1925-1974. The Foundation, 1975.
Linder, Don. Hearsay: 11 Simple Poems. Published by author, c1976.
Ploughshares. 6:2 (1980).
Roberts, Millard F. A Narrative History of Remson, New York, Including Parts of Adjoining Townships of Steuben and Tenton, 1789-1898. Published by the author, 1914. Owned originally by Lucy Preston. Inscribed to her by author.
Rosenblatt, Suzanne. The Changes in the Lake. Published by author?, 1982.
Stark, Paul Jr. Guide to Successful Planting and Growing. Louisiana, MO: Stark Bro's Nurseries Orchards Co., 1980.
Kilbourn Concert Series, 1980-81. Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Program.
Box 47a
Folder 1. "Cliff's Notes" to "Morte Arthure," by JG, 1967. With a letter from an editor. TS, 116 pp.
Folder 2. "The Permanence of Malory," by JG, n.d. TS, 12 pp.
Folder 3. Letters to JG from literary agent and publisher regarding "Resurrection," 1964; notes toward or in the wake of its writing, by JG, n.d. TS and MS, 15 pp.
Folder 4. Notes regarding and drafts of "Resurrection," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 25 pp.
Folder 5. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with printer's marks, pp. 1-100.
Folder 6. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with printer's marks, pp. 101-200.
Folder 7. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with printer's marks, pp. 201-300.
Folder 8. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with printer's marks, pp. 301-405.
Folder 9. Draft sections and material for anthology of Middle-English Literature, by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 150 pp.
Folder 10. Poems and translations or transcriptions of poems, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 75 pp.
Box 47b
Folder 11. Poems and translations or transcriptions of poems, by JG, n.d. [Note: the contents of folders 10 and 11 were once together consecutively in a single folder in JG's unprocessed papers.] TS with MS revisions, app. 75 pp.
Folder 12. Draft sections of book on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 13. "Charley the Rat: A Novel for Children," by JG, n.d. TS, 22 pp.
Folder 14. Section of "A Child's Bestiary," by JG, n.d. With title page, but probably not the whole thing. TS, 26 pp.
Folder 15. "Dragon, Dragon Other Perverse Fairy Tales," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 16. Section of work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS, app. 150 pp.
Folder 17. Section of work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 18. Section of work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. [Note: the contents of folders 16, 17, 18 were once together consecutively in a single folder in JG's unprocessed papers.] TS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 19. "Preface (The Spike in the Door)," by JG, n.d. TS, 10 pp.
Folder 20. "Pax in Bello," by Edwin Nierenberg, n.d. TS, 50 pp.
Folder 21. "The Wakefield Plays," by JG, n.d. Just the title page and first few pages of text. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 22. "Chaucer's Earlier Poetry: A Commentary," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-50.
Folder 23. Sections of drafts on poetry in general, and on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 25 pp.
Box 47c
Folder 24. Miscellaneous title pages, and first several pages of "The Stone"/"Devil's Sleep," by JG, n.d. TS, 19 pp.
Folder 25. "Yvain: A Fable," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 19 pp.
Folder 26. "Puns and Theme in the Wakefield Noah Play," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 115-32 of a larger text, with 2 pp. of "Notes."
Folder 27. "Chaucer's Poetry: A Commentary," by JG, n.d. TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 28. "Chaucer's Poetry: A Study of Texture, Structure, and Controlling Vision," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-50, 394-432.
Folder 29. "The Owl and the Nightingale: A Burlesque," by JG, offprint from Papers on Language and Literature, 2:1, n.d., pp. 3-12--a publication of Southern Illinois University. Inscribed to "Prof. Bloomfield" by JG, with an accompanying manila envelope in which to mail it.
Folder 30. Publisher referee's [?] "Report on John Gardner, Chaucer on Love," n.d. With responses to criticisms by JG in margins. TS with JG's MS notes, 22 pp.
Folder 31. "Joy of the Just," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 221-278 of a larger work.
Folder 32. "The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale: An Interpretation," by JG, n.d. TS, 26 pp.
Folder 33. "The Two Prologues to The Legend of Good Women," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 25 pp.
Folder 34. "The Two Prologues to The Legend of Good Women," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 30 pp.
Folder 35. "Preface" to work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 36. Miscellaneous notes, single pages of writing, and household items, n.d. MS and TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 37. Student papers submitted to JG, some dated 1966; departmental items. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 38. Letter from Joyce Carol Oates to JG, 19 January 1965. TS, 1 p.
Folder 39. "The Truth About Books," by Joan Gardner, November, 1960. TS with MS revisions, 11 pp.
Folder 40. "Slide Shots, Children's Home Society Project," with a "Fabricated Story of Adoption of Five Children." Author and relationship of project to JG unknown. TS, 15 pp.
Box 48a
Folder 1. Letter from JG to William Gass, November 18, 1971. TS, 4 legal sheets.
Folder 2. "Tengu Child: Stories by Kikuo Itaya," translated by JG and Nobuko Tsukui, 1983. Proofs from publisher, 217 pp.
Folder 3. "Nightsong," by Robert Jonathan Blue, c1980. Musical score, three copies, 1 p. each.
Folder 4. "A Draft of a Guide to the PhD Program in Medieval Language and Literature at Southern Illinois University," by JG and others, n.d. Mimeograph of TS, 14 pp. ea. Over ten copies.
Folder 5. "A Draft of a Guide to the PhD Program....," by JG and others. More copies.
Folder 6. Illustration for one of JG's books, no artist, n.d. PC of drawing, 1 legal size sheet.
Folder 7. "The Shape of Things to Come," by Pat Lefevere, n.d. PC of TS, 10 pp.
Folder 8. "The Knight Who Sought Out the Devil," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. MS and TS with MS revisions, 12 pages, several written on verso.
Folder 9. "King Gustav, Lars-Goren, and the Devil: A Tale," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 10. Drawings by Katrin Wiese with a cover letter to JG, n.d. MS, 1 p.; 8 drawings, most PC.
Folder 11. "Vlemk the Box Painter," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 12 pp.
Folder 12. Letters to Joan Gardner and Anne Borchardt from Robert Andrew Bonnard, 1974. TS, 3 pp. Plus copy of contract between JG and a Polish publisher for publication of The Wreckage of Agathon, 1970.
Folder 13. Photographs of artwork, various dates from the 1960s. The artwork by John Napper. 26 photographs, some copies.
Folder 14. Miscellaneous notes by JG, n.d. MS, 15 pp.
Folder 15. "American Writing in the Seventies," lecture notes by JG, n.d. PC of MS, 7 pp.
Folder 16. "Toad Suck Country," a column by Jeff Henderson, 1973-75. With cover letter from Henderson to JG. PC of printed, app. 100 pp.
Folder 17. More "Toad Suck Country," by Jeff Henderson, 1976-77. PC of printed, app. 50 pp.
Box 48b
Folder 18. "Alethia," by Charles Johnson, 1979. Inscribed by Johnson to JG and Liz Rosenberg. PC of proofs, 5 pp.
Folder 19. "Come Back Henry," musical score by Jan Quackenbush, 1979. MS, 1 p.
Folder 20. "Killing Time," by JG and L.M. Rosenberg, n.d. Written in story format, but meant to be a screenplay. TS with MS revisions, 26 pp.
Folder 21. "Author's Introduction," and "The Politician," by George L. Yaney, n.d. PC of printed, 12 pp.
Folder 22. "The Good Mayor," by George L. Yaney, Georgia Review, 1968. PC of printed, pp. 1-9.
Folder 23. Copies of six drawings, artist[s] unknown, n.d.
Folder 24. "Wings and Prayers," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 9 pp.
Folder 25. "The Idea of a Philosopher Poet," by JG, n.d. MS, 14 pp.
Folder 26. "The Order of the Canterbury Tales," by Robert A. Pratt, from the PMLA, v. 66, n.d. PC of print, pp. 1141-1167.
Folder 27. "The Conclusion of the Marriage Group: Chaucer and the Human Condition," by Donald R. Howard, from Modern Philology, v. 57, pp. 223-233.
Folder 28. Review by JG of Benjamin Tammuz's Minotaur, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 2 pp.
Folder 29. Notes on short stories published in 1981, by JG, n.d. MS, 4 pp.
Folder 30. "To a Young Novelist," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 38 pp.
Folder 31. Review of Bernard Malamud's Dubin's Lives, by JG, n.d. [published 1979]. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 32. Notes by someone other than JG toward a musical or play, n.d. MS, 27 pp.
a. Notes toward "Gregor the Glorious"
Folder 33. Drawing entitled, "Santa Waiting for the Fire to Go Out," artists unknown, n.d.
Folder 34. Drawings for "The Art of Living and Other Stories," by Mary Azarian. With cover letter from Betty Anderson at Knopf, January 27, 1981. PC of originals, 11 drawings.
Folder 35. Drawings for "Freddy's Book," artist unknown, n.d. PC of originals, 9 drawings.
Folder 36. "Agonies of Heaven," a poem by Hakim Yama Khayyam, n.d. PC from a periodical, 1 p.
Folder 37. Notes toward a radio play, "Mr. Darwin, Captain Fitzroy Is Dead," by JG, n.d. MS notes under typed title, 1 p.
Folder 38. "Ash Wednesday," by Kenneth Wilkening, n.d. Probably a student paper. PC of TS, 6 pp.
Folder 39. "Grendel," by JG, 1971. Master galley proofs from Knopf with MS revisions, 172pp.
Folder 40. Camera script and rehearsal script for "My Good Woman," by Ronnie Taylor, 1972. TS, app. 50 pp. each.
Folder 41. "Vlemk the Box Painter," by JG, n.d. MS, and TS with MS revisions, some pages written on verso, 27 pp.
Folder 42. Draft pages for an unidentified story, by JG, n.d. MS, 7 pp.
Folder 43. Draft pages for different stories, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 44. "The Library Horror," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 45. Notes for "The Grave," [Nickel Mountain] by JG, n.d. TS and MS, 4 pp.
Folder 46. "Clichés on Reality 1985," unidentified poet, June 1965. PC of TS, 1 p.
Folder 47. Draft of screenplay for Sunlight Dialogues, by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 48. Option agreement and Literary Purchase Agreement for screenplay of Sunlight Dialogues [1969]. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 49. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, translated by Randall Jarrell, and illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert, 1972. A "dummy" copy [i.e. proof].
Box 49a
Folder 1. "In the Suicide Mountains: A Tale," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-78, with 11 related pages of work.
Folder 2. Successive drafts, most incomplete, of "Old Shadows," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 3. Draft for book on poetry: introductory material, with transcriptions of poetry, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 4. "The Wakefield Cycle: A Critical Study," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 1-150.
Folder 5. "The Wakefield Cycle: A Critical Study," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, pp. 151-264.
Folder 6. Draft sections of "Freddy's Book," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 7. More draft sections of "Freddy's Book," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 8. "Boswell: Episode Two": various draft sections, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 13 pp.
Folder 9. School work by Lucy Gardner, n.d. MS and TS, 7 pp.
Folder 10. Notes, possibly by one of JG's students, n.d. MS, 5 pp.
Folder 11. "Killing Time," by JG and L. M. Rosenberg, n.d. Script in essay form for a movie? TS with MS revisions, 8 pp.
Folder 12. "Amram," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 13 pp.
Folder 13. Referee's "Report on John Gardner: Chaucer's Poetry: A Commentary," n.d. With letter to JG from University of Chicago Press, November 17, 1964. TS, 4 pp.
Folder 14. "Invective Against Nietzsche," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 15. Letter from JG to a state representative on public education in California, March 26, 1965. TS, 9 pp.
Folder 16. "Gregor the Glorious," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 17. Review by JG of William Styron's Sophie's Choice, n.d. [1979 or later]. PC of TS, and TS with MS revisions, 9 pp.
Folder 18. "The Greatest Radio Show on Earth," and pages perhaps from a different play, by JG, and possibly others, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, and MS in another's hand, app. 25 pp.
Folder 19. Sections of drafts and notes toward "Marvin's on 'The Distant Shore,'" by JG, n.d. MS, and TS with MS revisions, 13 pp.
Box 49b
Folder 20. Reviews of Grendel, 1971. PC of clippings, 4 reviews.
Folder 21. "Outside Reading 151.1 (English Literature to 1485)," by JG? TS, 1 p.
Folder 22. Draft pages of "Dust," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 23. Draft pages of a story by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 24. "Poetry: Form and Substance," by JG and Dennis Dunlap, n.d. MS, and TS with MS revisions, 14 pp.
Folder 25. "Sparrows: A Novel," by JG, n.d. ["The Narrative of a Bore" written in pencil above typed title.] TS, pp. 1-100. Includes characters: "Jimmy" [the narrator], "Sybil", "Roland", "Junior Forest", "Dorothy Forest", "Aunt Nellie", "Uncle Horace".
Folder 26. "Sparrows: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, 101-203.
Folder 27. "Sparrows: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, 204-282.
Folder 28. Preface to "Death by Art," by JG, n.d. With letter from JG to "Eds" [editors], June 26, 1976. TS with MS revisions, 11 pp.
Folder 29. "Artists and Gunfighters: The Artist as Critic," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp., some written on verso.
Folder 30. "Notes Toward a Moralist Manifesto: Or, the Failure of Contemporary Fiction," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 17 pp.
Folder 31. "The Writing of Fiction as a Mode of Thought," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 32. "Preface" to a book on "art and criticism," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp., plus an extra first page.
Folder 33. "Criticism and Morality," by JG, n.d. Successive drafts of first page. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 34. "The Trouble With Criticism, Or Animadversions on a Dead Elephant," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 28 pp.
Folder 35. "Introduction: On the State of Contemporary U.S. Fiction," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 3 pp.
Folder 36. "Criticism and Morality," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 2 pp.
Folder 37. "Art and Insanity," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 3 pp.
Folder 38. "Art Against Art," by JG, n.d. MS, 3 pp.
Folder 39. "Moral Fiction," by JG, n.d. MS, 1 p. [both sides].
Folder 40. "Moral Criticism," by JG, n.d. MS, 2 pp.
Folder 41. Draft sections and notes for work on art, fiction, and criticism, by JG, n.d. MS, and TS with MS revisions, 15 pp.
Folder 42. "Art and Mental Illness," by JG, n.d. PC of TS with MS revisions, 34 pp.
Folder 43. "Art, Bad Art, and Not-Art," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 34 pp.
Folder 44. "Criticism and Morality," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 25 pp.
Box 49c
Folder 45. Draft sections of work on art, fiction, and criticism, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 75 pp.
Folder 46. "Dr. Ho and Kuncek in The Case of the Sack-Lunch Suicide, or: 'Knife, Mr. Kuncek? What Knife?,'" by JG, n.d. Play or screenplay. Two drafts, second with alternative title. TS with minor MS revisions, total, app. 50 pp.
Folder 47. "Feed Me Garbage," by Joan Gardner, n.d. Play about Joan, JG and the rest. MS and TS with MS revisions, 6 pp.
Folder 48. "The Case of the Corpse in the Cooler," by JG, n.d. Play. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 25 pp.
Folder 49. "Good Bye, Be Good, or: Mama's Hung Over, Your Clothes Are Laid Out," by Joan Gardner, n.d. Another "morning at the Gardner's" play. MS and TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 50. "The Playground," by JG, n.d. One-act play. TS, 1 p.
Folder 51. Work and household notes, by JG, n.d.
Folder 52. "Reading: Epigraph from Micah," by JG, n.d.
Folder 53. Essay on Jimmy Carter, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 4 pp.
Folder 54. Letter from JG to "Harry and Beatrice," September 30, 1970. Regarding his recent successes, and his difficulties with the Editor of Southern Illinois University Press. TS with MS revisions, 6 pp.
Folder 55. Account by JG of meeting of Southern Illinois University and community people in response to the police handling of a student demonstration; with other accounts by JG, sent as letters to the editor, n.d. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 56. Letter from JG to Bob Gottlieb, January 28, 1976, 5 pp. TS original 5 pp. TS carbon regarding "October Light.," explaining that he has invented a new form of novel, the "double novel device," and why he likes it. TS, 10 pp.
Folder 57. Professional correspondence: two letters to JG, 1976. MS and TS, 4 pp.
Folder 58. Letter to Santa Claus, from JG, December 3, 1974. TS, 1 p.
Folder 59. Poems, by JG, n.d. TS and PC of TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 60. "Sonnets to Joan," and other poems, by JG, n.d. PC of TS with minor MS revisions, app. 25 pp.
Folder 61. "Theory of These Exercises," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 5 pp.
Folder 62. "Department of English Faculty Data Form," on JG, n.d. While at Southern Illinois University Press. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 63. "The Pale Maiden," by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 3 pp., some written on verso.
Folder 64. Writings by JG from student years at DePauw University, 1951-52. With a description of the writings by Joan Gardner--a photocopy of a paragraph from a letter she probably wrote to the dealer who sold the papers to the Department of Rare Books and Special Collection, University of Rochester. TS with MS revisions, with illustrations by JG, 21 pp.
Folder 65. "The King of the Humming-Birds," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 13 pp.
Folder 66. "The Griffin and the Wise Old Philosopher," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 5 pp.
Folder 67. "Incipit Altercacio Inter Filomenam Bubonem," by JG, n.d. [The text is in English.] With drawings in text. TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 68. Draft section for a child's bestiary, by JG, n.d. With drawings. TS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 69. "Dragon, Dragon," by JG, 1975. TS proofs. TS with printer's marks, app. 50 pp.
Folder 70. "Dragon, Dragon," by JG, 1975. Printed proofs, 49 pp.
Folder 71. "Dragon, Dragon, and Other Tales," by JG, 1976. In book form, but not bound together. According to book dealer, "this book was done up in a very small edition, 25-30 copies, as a Christmas gift for friends." Letter from Knopf editor included.
Folder 72. "Old Testament Stories, Poems and Visions: In a Children's Version," "The Creation," "Clown Plays and the Idea of the Holy," "Ballade of 3625 20th Street," "The Creation and Fall: A Play," "The Nativity" all by JG, n.d. MS and TS. app. 60 pp.
Box 50a
Folder 1. "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, 1972. Author's galley proof of the "List of Characters," and early proof for the "Contents" page.
Folder 2. Notes toward, or in retrospect of, writing "The Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. MS and 1 p. TS. 40pp. [p. 22 is only the top one-third of a page].
Folder 3. Draft of promotional blurb by JG for "The Sunlight Dialogues." 1pg, n.d. TS with JG's MS revisions. Ith a one-page letter TS from Ann Close (Alfred Knopf, Inc.), "…a few tag ends to clear up on your proofs for 'Sunlight Dialogues'…I am truly a fan."
Folder 4. Draft fragments of a story about a murder in southern Illinois, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 5. Draft fragments of unidentified stories, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 10 pp.
Folder 6. Draft fragments of unidentified works, by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 21 pages, many written on verso.
Folder 7. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, n.d. Printed proofs. 349 pp.
Folder 8. Contract for publication of "Jason and Medeia," JG and Alfred A. Knopf, April 26, 1972.
Folder 9. Draft fragments from unidentified works, by JG, n.d. MS and TS with MS revisions, 19 pp, many written on verso.
Folder 10. Draft fragments from unidentified works, by JG, n.d. MS, 9 pp., many written on verso.
Folder 11. Draft segments of "Jason and Medeia," by JG, n.d. MS, app. 50 pp.
Box 50b
Folder 12. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, 1973. Printed proofs, pp. 1-74.
Folder 13. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, 1973. Printed proofs, pp. 75-165.
Folder 14. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, 1973. Printed proofs, title page, text of "Slides," app. 100 pages.
Folder 15. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, 1973. Printed proofs, text of "Slides," app. 100 pp.
Folder 16. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, 1973. Printed proofs, text of "Slides," app. 50 pp.
Folder 17. Professional correspondence and miscellaneous notes, 1971-73 [for the correspondence]. MS and TS with MS revisions, app. 25 pp.
Folder 18. "Mrs. Ravets: A Novel," by JG, n.d. A plot outline. TS, 5 pp.
[Laid in, not in folders]:
1. "Life Follows Fiction – Never Doubt It" [Wilson Day full-text remarks by John Gardner], Currents, University of Rochester, November 9, 1973, pgs.1 and 3.
2. "The Sound and Fury Over Fiction," [about JG and the reaction to On Moral Fiction] by Stephen Singular, New York Times Magazine, July 8, 1979, pgs. 12-15, 34-39. [Includes photographs]. Also, "More Sound and Fury," New York Times Magazine, ["Letters To The Editor"], August 12, 1979, PC. [Responses to Stephen Singular's article, including a letter from John Gardner and a reply by Stephan Singular].
3. "Grendel," musical score, [JG ?] n.d. [1970's?], pg. 7. [Re-located from Box 2:6].
4. Reviews of Grendel, 1971:
"Grendel Is a Beauty of a Beast" by Richard Locke, New York Times, September 4, 1971.
"Grendel" by D. Keith Mano, New York Times Book Review, September 19, 1971. [Note from R. McCoy to JG, September 24, 1971 attached].
5. "A Moralist's Fable" [review of Freddy's Book], John Romano, The New York Times Book Review, March 23, 1980.
6. Review of Freddy's Book, The New York Times Book Review, June 8, 1980 [see pg. 24].
7. The Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, Sept. 15, 1982, Sections A B.
"Author John Gardner is Killed in Crash," Jerry Sullivan, [with a photograph of the motorcycle accident by James Wood], pg. 3A
"Gardner Sped Headlong into Life, and to Death" and "Gardner's Talent Grew from a N.Y. Farm," Andy Cohen. [Includes a close-up photograph of Gardner, (not related to the accident)], pg. 1B. [Re-located from Box 23:56].
8. Cover of "The Art of Living and Other Stories," (JG. Knopf, 1981), from woodcut by Mary Azarian, printed on cellulose[?], matted. [Image of skeleton reaper is visible through the backing].
9. Photocopies of photographs by Joel Gardner, n.d., 14 items [13 present]
10. "Dance of the Antique Biplanes," and other musical scores, composer unknown, n.d. MS on musical score sheets, app. 50 sheets. Miscellaneous musical scores, composer unknown [composed or copied by JG? "Joseph P. Jones (1832-1877)" is noted on several of the scores], n.d., MS on musical score sheets, app. 50 sheets.
11. "Chanterelle," musical score by Louis Calabro, n.d. Printed musical scores, app. 25 pp.
12. "The Ghosts of the Three Young People Enter Into Me," by L. M. Rosenberg, broadside, printed by Stuart McCarty for Bellevue Press, 1980, 11 x 17 inches. [Illustration by Judi Carey. Inscribed to JG by LMR. Also signed by Carey].
13. "Overture," [JG?], MS, n.d., pp.1-4
14. "The Ghosts of the Three Young People Enter Into Me," L.M. Rosenberg? Score.
15. "John Gardner," N. and N. Stamp, The East West Journal, 4:2 (February 1974), 34-35. Interview with JG.
Laid in, not in folders
1. "Jason and Medeia," by JG, 1973. Mechanicals, - proofs of illustrations, the reproductions pasted on to sheets, with printer's marks, 16 sheets with one loose reproduction.
2. Review by John Gardner of Garry Wills's Bare Ruined Choirs: Doubt Prophecy, and Radical Religion in The New York Times Book Review, October 29, 1972. Original issue.
3. "The Life and Times of Chaucer," by JG, 1976. Printed proofs, 323 pp., with app. 25 loose half-sheets.
Box 53 [flat box]
1. "Changing," Liv Ullmann, Printed proofs, app. 250 pp. Title page is missing. Verso of title page: "published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright 1976, 1977. ISBN 0-394-41148-X "
2. "October Light," by JG, 1976. Printed proofs, 435 pp, plus extra miscellaneous sheets.
Box 54 [flat box]
1. "Winged Figure," by K Morrow(?), 1981. Print, app. 75 copies.
Box 55
Folder 1. Illustrations for JG's Sunlight Dialogues. Prints glued to pages, with printer's marks; artist's initials are "JN,"[John Napper] n.d., 7 sheets.
Folder 2. Photograph of a sculptural frieze set in a lancet arch, with an unidentified man in the foreground. 11" X 14".
Folder 3. Two illustrations for "The Job," for MSS, artist Biamonte, n.d.
Folder 4. Five pencil drawings by Vikki Russell, with cover letter to JG, May 13, 1978.
Folder 5. Poster for the Susquehanna Community Choral Society's production of "Lizzie Borden of Fall River." Two copies.
Folder 6. Proofs for the dust jacket to "Mickelsson's Ghosts," with a cover letter to JG from Knopf, April 5, 1982. Eight copies of the jacket.
Folder 7. Drawing "Protea," by Sherry Marcus Tamalonis, 1980. Four prints, with original large manila envelope.
[Titles may be of the drawings or of the story for which they were done.]
Folder 1. Drawing mounted on cardboard: "The Stoning of Stanislava," n.d. Andrea Rose written on back.
Folder 2. Drawing mounted on cardboard: "Winter in Bolton," n.d. Andrea Rose written on back.
Folder 3. Drawing mounted on cardboard: "Winter in Bolton," n.d. [Same title, different drawing from above.] Andrea Rose written on back.
Folder 4. Drawing mounted on cardboard: "The X-Rated Drive-In," n.d. "Andrea Rose" written on back.
Folder 5. Drawing mounted on cardboard: "A Newspaper Picture of Spectators at a Hotel Fire," n.d. "Andrea Rose" written on back.
Folder 6. Drawing mounted on cardboard: "The Stoning of Stanislava," n.d. [Same title, different drawing from above.] Andrea Rose written on back.
Folder 7. Drawing mounted on cardboard: No title [girl looking through window that is like an opening from another world--looking at a squirrel in the snow.] Andrea Rose written on back.
Folder 8. Drawing of an Asian man on horseback, n.d. No title. "Sarto" written on back.
Box 57 [flat box]
JG's personal effects, recovered after his fatal motorcycle accident:
Four pipes, one with the stem broken off and missing.
Two sets of keys.
Wrist watch.
Pocket knife.
Address book.
Wallet, containing credit cards, etc., change [originally also a $5 bill--gone].
Contents of one of the jackets he was wearing: one small key; two receipts; some change.
Box 58 [flat box]
Folder 1. "Rumpelstiltskin," by JG and Joseph Baber, n.d. Two audio reels.
Folder 2. "Rumpelstiltskin," by JG and Joseph Baber, n.d. Two cassettes, made from the above reels for the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Folder 3. Either an interview with JG on National Public Radio, or more cassettes of the above opera, n.d. Three cassettes.
Folder 4. Slides sent to JG from Michael Spencer [1982], with a list and note enclosed.
Box 59 [flat box]
Three large audio reels of "Rumpelstiltskin," by JG and Joseph Baber, 1979.
Box 60 [Small index card box]
Index cards and slips of paper: bibliographies and indexes to words in unidentified texts.
Box 61 [Small index card box]
Index cards and slips of paper: bibliographies and indexes to words in unidentified texts.
Box 62 [Small index card box]
Index cards and slips of paper: bibliographies and indexes to words in unidentified texts.
Box 63 [flat box]
Three video tapes: contents not known.
Box 64a
Folder 1. "Jason and Medeia: A Myth," by JG, n.d. MS, and TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 2. Letters to JG, with copies of one or two letters from JG, 1971. TS, 14 pp.
Folder 3. "From Vates to Ventriloquist," by JG, n.d. MS, 4 pp.
Folder 4. Draft section of work on Chaucer, by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 5. "God's Dead Gorilla: A Play," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 39 pp.
Folder 6. Contract with Southern Illinois University Press for the publication of "The Age of the Owl and the Nightingale: An Anthology of Middle English Poems in Modern English Version," by JG, 1969.
Folder 7. Draft section of work featuring a character, "Augusta," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, and MS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 8. "Edna," by Pat Langlois, n.d. TS, 17 pp.
Folder 9. "Joshaway Ebenezer Frye," by Glenn W. Daniels, n.d. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 10. Contract with New American Library for publication of "The Resurrection," by JG, 1965.
Folder 11. Contracts with University of Chicago Press for publication of "The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet," and "The Alliterative Morte D'Arthure and Other Poems," by JG, 1964 and 1966; and two other legal documents, probably related to property.
Folder 12. Draft section of work featuring character, "Augusta," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, and MS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 13. "The King's Indian: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, title page, and pp. 4-13.
Folder 14. Thoughts for "Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. MS, 1 p.
Folder 15. Draft sections of "The King's Indian," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 75 pp.
Box 64b
Folder 16. Draft sections of "The King's Indian," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, app. 75 pp.
Folder 17. Articles on medieval literature; one page from essay by student, n.d. Printed and MS, 12 pp.
Folder 18. Draft sections of unidentified play, by JG, n.d. MS, 18 pp.
Folder 19. Draft pages of several different unidentified works, by JG, n.d. [One page of personal notes--phone numbers, etc.] MS and TS, 11 pp.
Folder 20. Legal pad of MS notes on Chaucer, by JG, n.d.
Folder 21. Draft section toward "God's Dead Gorilla," by JG, n.d. MS, and TS with MS revisions, 11 pp.
Folder 22. Draft sections of "God's Dead Gorilla," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, and MS, 41 pp.
Folder 23. "Chaucer: His Life and Work," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. With a photocopy of an article. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 24. Preface to "Sunlight Dialogues," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, and MS, 7 pp.
Folder 25. Letter from JG to "Ben," regarding "Sunlight Dialogues," n.d. PC of TS, 4 pp.
Folder 26. Miscellaneous household and family items: clips, items related to local schools, children's homework, etc., n.d. Printed, MS, and TS, app. 25 pp.
Book owned by JG:
Agay, Denes. Best Loved Songs of the American People. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1975.
Box 64c
Miscellaneous books owned by JG:
Carlyle, Thomas. History of Frederich the Second. New York: John A. Lovell Company, n.d. Eight vols. in three.
McIlvanney, William. Laidlaw. Paperback review copy. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.
McClure, James. The Blood of an Englishman. Paperback ed. [probably a review copy]. New York: Pantheon Books, 1980.
Dickey, James. The Enemy From Eden. Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1978.
Peck, Russell. Kingship and Common Profit in Gower's Confessio Amantis. Foreword by JG. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978.
Box 65 [Acquired from Lucy Gardner in 1992]
Folder 1. Newspaper clippings on JG's death in 1982.
Folder 2. Newspaper clippings on JG's death in 1982.
Folder 3. Program for JG's memorial service, September 19, 1982. With bill from funeral home.
Folder 4. Program for Priscilla Jones Gardner's memorial service, April 11, 1987 [his mother].
Folder 5. Programs for "The Sam Weber's Toyshop Miracle," by L.M. Rosenberg and John Gardner, performed December 10 and 11, 1982 in Batavia. Two copies.
Folder 6. "The Wreckage of Agathon: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-100.
Folder 7. "The Wreckage of Agathon: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 101-200.
Folder 8. "The Wreckage of Agathon: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 201-300.
Folder 9. "The Wreckage of Agathon: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 301-400.
Folder 10. "The Wreckage of Agathon: A Novel," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 401-430.
Folder 11. "Nickel Mountain," a screenplay by Drew Denbaum, based on JG's book, February, 1983. TS, 109 pp.
Audio Tapes [as titled on their boxes]:
"Keep the Devil Singing/ Elias Meets the Devil"
"Negro and Scottish Songs"
[No title]
"SIU Farm / 12/17/68"
"Dr. Richard Lawson/ Oct. 26 '68"
Seven more tapes: none have titles
Small envelope containing a photo of JG and Liz Rosenberg? made into a button
Pin
Box 66 [Large flat box]
Art work by JG:
In crayon or colored charcoal: a group of girls working on a quilt before a Christmas tree, n.d. Framed.
In oil: sailboats at sea on a summer day, n.d. Framed.
In oil: Amish-style men hiking in a row over a hillside, n.d. Framed.
In oil: densely crowded rooftops of a town or city, n.d. Loose canvas.
Box 67a
Folder 1. "Love in the Poetry of Chaucer, " by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS with MS revisions, app. 50 pp.
Folder 2. Professional correspondence, 1963-64; 1967. Some of it between Gardner and an editor. TS, 15 pp.
Folder 3. "Chaucer's Vision," by JG, n.d. With some possibly related MS notes. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 4. Contract between JG and Southern Illinois University for JG's position as editor of the University Press, November 1, 1967.
Folder 5. Contract between JG and Dennis Dunlap and Odyssey Press for publication of "Poetry: Form and Substance," January 24, 1963. With royalty statement for "Forms of Fiction," from Random House.
Folder 6. Miscellaneous items: "Proposal Guide for Prospective Authors," from Random House; a list of folksong recordings, etc.
Folder 7. Poems by JG, n.d. TS, 15 pp.
Folder 8. Professional correspondence, 1957; 1963-64; 1969. TS, app. 25 pp.
Folder 9. An article from the Journal of Philology and some MS notes by JG on rhetoric, n.d. Printed and MS, 8 pp.
Folder 10. "Old English Poetry in a Collaborative Verse Modernization with Introduction, Commentary and Notes on the Texts," by JG and Raymond S. Rainbow, Jr., n.d. Just the title page, table of contents, and preface.
Folder 11. Tutorial for teaching adults how to read [possibly satirical], by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 13 pp. With app. 25 pp. of words written out by hand, by someone else.
Folder 12. "Sources and Analogues: The Physician's Tale," by Vernon Iuppa, n.d. Mimeographed TS, 9 pp.
Folder 13. "Teaching English: A Handbook for the Teacher," by JG, n.d. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 14. Ink drawing on cardboard of four bears around a mailbox, captioned "The Plot Against the Mailman."
Folder 15. Notes toward miscellaneous works, by JG, n.d. MS, 12 pp. With a folder, on which are written dates for meetings.
Folder 16. Poems, for "A Child's Bestiary" probably, by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 17. "Fulgentius' Exposito and the Plan of Beowulf," by JG, n.d. TS on sheets ready for reproduction on a mimeograph machine, 27 pp.
Folder 18. "The Thrush and the Nightingale," and "The Owl and the Nightingale," translated by JG, n.d. PC of TS, pp. 168-224.
Folder 19. Part of "Prologue" to "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. TS with MS revisions, 8 pp., plus dedication page, etc.
Folder 20. "Old Men," by JG, n.d. Just a few pages of the Preface and some pages with one or two sentences on them. TS, 5 pp.
Folder 21. "School Survey Guide," by the League of Women Voters, n.d. Printed pamphlet, two copies, 20 pp. each.
Folder 22. "The Miller's Mule," by JG, "Christmas, 1965." Dedicated to Joan Gardner. With ink drawings, presumably by JG. TS, pp. 32-103.
Folder 23. Sections of unidentified fiction, by JG, n.d. TS with minor MS revisions, app. 100 pp.
Folder 24. On reading Paradise Lost, by JG, n.d. Preface to a larger work. TS with MS revisions, and MS, one version, and beginning of another, total 26 pp.
Folder 25. "The Owl and the Nightingale: A Burlesque," by JG, n.d. Offprint from Papers on Language Literature of Southern Illinois University; inscribed by JG on front to a "Miss Peters." Printed, pp. 3-11.
Box 67b
Folder 26. "University Guidelines for the Submission of Research and Training Proposals," "Draft Copy," Southern Illinois University, September 1967. With a pamphlet from the Children's Home Society of California (See folder 40 in Box 47; probably related to that item).
Folder 27. Biographical work on Edward the Fourth, author unknown. TS, pp. 1-169, plus two pages of preface.
Folder 28. Biographical work on Edward the Fourth, author unknown. TS, pp. 170-360.
Folder 29. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 1-100.
Folder 30. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 101-200.
Folder 31. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 201-298.
Folder 32. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. TS, pp. 302-326.2.
Folder 33. "The Resurrection," by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages. TS, app. 75 pp.
Folder 34. Galley proofs for The Complete Works of the Gawain Poet: In a Modern English Version by JG, n.d. Variously numbered pages, incomplete, app. 100 pp.
Folder 35. Detailed comment by J.L.N. O'Loughlin of The Alliterative Morte Arthure and other Early English Poems in a Modern English Version, by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 12 pp., with MS notes possibly by JG on back of p. 12.
Folder 36. Pages from "Somnium Guthlaci" by JG, n.d. TS, 12 pp.
Folder 37. Several items:
Title page for "The Owl The Nightingale: A Curious XIIth Century Poem," TS, 1964. 1pg.
Note regarding the reception of Sunlight Dialogues "Author's 2nd Proof," MS, n.d.. 3pp.
Poem about the legend of "Stagger Lee" [Lee Shelton, a black cab driver accused of murdering William Lyons in St. Louis, Missouri in 1895], TS, n.d. 1pg.
Unidentified TS with MS notes by JG, n.d., "Prologue: (the poet leaning on a gilded lion, at the entrance to the music hall). 2 pp.
Folder 38. "The Observed: A Scenario," by JG, n.d. PC of TS, 113 pp.
Folder 39. Miscellaneous household items, early 1970s. Five items.
Folder 40. "Blurbs" from reviews of "Forms of Fiction," n.d. PC of TS, 10 pp.
Box 68 (See also: Correspondence)
Folder 1. A - Miscellaneous (Aa-Au)
Folder 2. B - Miscellaneous (Ba-Bu)
Folder 3. Georges Borchardt Inc., 1970-1999, includes: Anne Borchardt
Folder 4. C - Miscellaneous (Ca-Cr)
Folder 5. D - Miscellaneous (Da-Dz), includes: Peter Dzwonkoski
Folder 6. Nicholas Delbanco, 1984-2003
Folder 7. E - Miscellaneous, (Ed-El)
Folder 8. F - Miscellaneous, (Fi-Fo)
Folder 9. G - Miscellaneous, (Ga-Gr), includes: Joan Gardner
Folder 10. Joel Gardner, 1984-1986
Folder 11. John Gardner to Miscellaneous (Ba-We)
Folder 12. John Gardner to unidentified recipients, arranged chronologically
Folder 13. John Gardner to Gardner Family, 1952, includes: Priscilla and John Gardner Sr.
Folder 14. John Gardner to John Napper, 1970-1972
Folder 15. John Gardner to Liz M. Rosenberg, 1975-1982
Folder 16. H - Miscellaneous (Ho)
Folder 17. J - Miscellaneous
Folder 18. K - Miscellaneous (Ko-Ku)
Folder 19. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1971-1982, includes: Robert Gottlieb
Folder 20. L - Miscellaneous (La-Lo)
Folder 21. M - Miscellaneous (Ma-Mo)
Folder 22. John Napper, 1970-1979
Folder 23. P - Miscellaneous (Pa-Po)
Folder 24. Q - Miscellaneous, (Qu), includes: Jan Quakenbush
Folder 25. R - Miscellaneous (Ra-Ro)
Folder 26. Liz M. Rosenberg 1976-1997
Folder 27. S - Miscellaneous
Folder 28. T - Miscellaneous (Ta)
Folder 29. W - Miscellaneous (We-Wo)
Folder 30. Y - Miscellaneous (Ye)
Folder 31. Unidentifiable Author, Miscellaneous, 1971-1983
Box 69
Construction of Christian Poetry, Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, London, Amsterdam, 1975
Folder 1. Construction of Christian Poetry, JG, PC, includes: Table of Contents, Cover Pages, Preface, Chapters 1,2 (pgs 1-62)
Folder 2. Construction of Christian Poetry, JG, PC, Chapters 3, 4, 5 (pgs 63-181)
Folder 3. Construction of Christian Poetry, JG, PC, Chapters 6, 7, notes, index (pgs 182-248)
Folder 4. Construction of Christian Poetry, JG, TS with marginal MS notes, includes: Table of Contents, Cover Pages, Preface, Chapters 1,2 (pgs 1-62)
Folder 5. Construction of Christian Poetry, JG, TS with marginal MS notes, Chapters 3,4,5 (pgs 63-181)
Folder 6. Construction of Christian Poetry, JG, TS with marginal MS notes, Chapters 6,7, notes and index (pgs 182-248)
Box 70
The Chaucer Papers
The Poetry of Chaucer, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville, Feffer Simons, Inc., London and Amsterdam, 1977
The Chaucer papers, TS and MS called "The Life, Times, Work of Geoffery Chaucer," later published as The Poetry of Chaucer, the second book in a set of two books on Chaucer published by JG. This collection includes the typescript with MS editing by JG, photocopies, and manuscript notes taken by JG and his graduate assistant in the English Department at Southern Illinois University, Sandy McKinny, which were loosely organized before acquisition likely for purposes of responding to plagiarism charges brought against JG regarding the published work.
Folder 1. "The Life, Times, Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," JG, TS with MS editorial corrections. Heavily edited, some pages missing, pages often out of order. The TS was foldered according the organization of the MS upon acquisition, nothing was re-ordered.
Folder 2. Folder 1 continued.
Folder 3. Folder 1 continued.
Folder 4. Update on the Chaucer Bibliography from "The Life, Times, Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," JG, TS with MS editorial corrections, partial bibliography included.
Folder 5. Notes taken for "The Life, Times, Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," JG, MS and PC with MS notes
Folder 6. Photocopies from various articles, used as references for "The Life, Times, Work of Geoffrey Chaucer," JG, MS summarizing notes taken from the PC accompanying in following folders.
Folder 7. MS notes taken by Sandy McKinny, primarily from PC articles in F6, some PC articles filed with the notes. Preserved in order according to organization upon acquisition.
Folder 8. Folders that these materials were stored in upon acquisition.
Box 71
The Best American Short Stories 1982, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1982
Folder 1. The Best American Short Stories 1982, Collected and edited by JG with Shannon Ravenel, TS with MS corrections, includes: Title Page, Introduction, Biographical Notes.
Folder 2. The Best American Short Stories 1982, Collected and edited by JG with Shannon Ravenel, TS with MS corrections, includes:
"The Cathedral," Raymond Carver, The Atlantic Monthly, September 1981, pg 23-29
"Dancing Ducks and Talking Anus," James Ferry, 22 pgs, The Literary Review, n.d., pg 35-56
"The Courtship of Widow Sobcek," Joanna Higgins, MSS, n.d., pg 5-18
"Good Rockin' Tonight," William Hauptman, Playboy, pgs 109, 110, 112, 144, 189, 190, 192, 193
Folder 3. The Best American Short Stories 1982, Collected and edited by JG with Shannon Ravenel, TS with MS corrections, includes:
"Shelter the Pilgrim," Fred Light, The Hudson Review, Summer 1981, pg 227-243
"Coach," Mary Robinson, The New Yorker, September 14, 1981, pg 53- 60
"Exchange Value," Charles Johnson, Choice, n.d., pg 63-67
"K. 590," Nicholson Baker, The Little Magazine, n.d., pg 74-81
"The Dolphin Story," Joyce Renwick, Choice, n.d., pg 189- 201
"The Continental Heart," Lisa McLaughlin, The Massachusetts Review, n.d., pg 33-39
Folder 4. The Best American Short Stories 1982, Collected and edited by JG with Shannon Ravenel, TS with MS corrections, includes:
"The Café de Paris," Roberta Gupta, MSS, n.d., pg 71-95
"The Power of Language is Such That Even a Single Word Taken Truly to Heart Can Change Everything," Alvin Greenberg, Story Quarterly, n.d., pg 83-90
"The Gift Horse's Mouth," R.E. Smith, The Texas Review, n.d., pg 10-26
"Harmony of the World," Charles Baxter, The Michigan Quarterly Review, pg 22-44
"Coming Over," Edith Milton, The Yale Review, Summer 1981, pg 523-541
"The Girl Who Was No Kin to the Marshalls," Anne Hobson Freeman, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Autumn 1981, pg 681-690
Folder 5. The Best American Short Stories 1982, Collected and edited by JG with Shannon Ravenel, TS with MS corrections, includes:
"Prize Tomatoes," Anne F. Rosner, TriQuarterly, n.d., pg 100-127
"PROUD MONSTER – Sketches," Ian MacMillan, The Carolina Quarterly, n.d., pg 59-67
"Lamb Says," Rosanne Coggeshall, The South Carolina Review, n.d., pg 75-84
"Theft," Joyce Carol Oates, The NorthWest Review, n.d., pg 40-86
Folder 6. The Best American Short Stories 1982, Collected and edited by JG with Shannon Ravenel, TS with MS corrections, includes: Bibliographical Notes, 100 Other Distinguished Short Stories of the Year 1980, Editorial Addresses of American and Canadian Magazines Publishing Short Stories
On Becoming a Novelist, Harper Row, New York, 1983
Folder 7. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, Uncorrected Proof, Harper Row, Publishers, 1983. Letter accompanying proof, from Ted Solotaroff to Liz Rosenberg, February 8, 1983
Folder 8. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, TS with MS corrections, Preface and Section I (pgs 1-85)
Folder 9. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, TS with MS corrections, Section II (pgs 86-113)
Folder 10. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, TS with MS corrections, Section III (pgs 114-136)
Folder 11. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, TS with MS corrections, Section IV (pgs 137-166)
Folder 12. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, TS with MS corrections by Ted Solotaroff, Preface and Section I (pgs 1-85). Also included, one letter from Ted Solotaroff at Harper Row, to Nicholas Delbanco, regarding editing and publication, October 5, 1982
Folder 13. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, TS with MS corrections by Ted Solotaroff, Section II (pgs 86-113)
Folder 14. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, TS with MS corrections by Ted Solotaroff, Section III (pgs 114-136)
Folder 15. On Becoming a Novelist, JG, TS with MS corrections by Ted Solotaroff, Section IV (pgs 137-166)
Box 72
The Art of Fiction, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, distributed by Random House, 1984
Folder 1. The Art of Fiction, JG, photocopy of TS with light MS editorial corrections, MS dedication, Title Page- pg 100
Folder 2. The Art of Fiction, JG, photocopy of TS with light MS editorial corrections, MS dedication, pgs 101-200
Folder 3. The Art of Fiction, JG, photocopy of TS with light MS editorial corrections, MS dedication, pgs 201-232
Folder 4. The Art of Fiction, JG, publisher's foul matter, master copy, with MS editorial corrections, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1984, 85 pgs
Folder 5. The Art of Fiction, JG, TS with heavy MS editorial corrections, app. 225 pgs
Folder 6. The Art of Fiction, JG, publisher's foul matter, master copy, with MS editorial corrections, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1984, 108 pgs
Box 73
Gilgamesh, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1984
Folder 1. Gilgamesh, as translated by JG and John R. Maier, TS with light MS editorial corrections [by someone other than JG, most likely], app. 500 pgs, foldered in order.
Folder 2. Folder 1 continued.
Folder 3. Folder 1 continued.
Box 74
Stillness Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1986
Folder 1. Introduction to Stillness Shadows, by Nicholas Delbanco, TS, 9 copies, 4 with light MS editorial corrections, pages out of order. Includes 2 pgs of commentary, MS notes, to Nicholas from 'Ella,' n.d.
Folder 2. Book One of Shadows, from Stillness Shadows, JG, TS, 145 pgs
Folder 3. Stillness, from Stillness Shadows, JG, PC of the TS with heavy MS editorial corrections, pgs 49-198
Folder 4. Stillness, from Stillness Shadows, JG, PC of the TS with heavy MS editorial corrections, app. 200 pgs, Title Page-pg 99
Folder 5. Stillness, from Stillness Shadows, JG, PC of the TS with heavy MS editorial corrections, app. 200 pgs, pgs 100-198s
Box 75
Stillness Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1986
Folder 1. "Gerald Craine, A Detective Novel," JG, TS that later became Stillness Shadows, MS editorial corrections, app. 1500 pgs, heavily edited, some pages missing, pages often out of order. The TS was foldered according the organization of the MS upon acquisition, nothing was re-ordered. Also included in F1, a note from Mary Maguire of Knopf Publishing to Nick [Delbanco], December 5, "Bob asked me to whisk these pages off to you in Vermont…"
Folder 2. Folder 1 continued.
Folder 3. Folder 1 continued.
Folder 4. Folder 1 continued.
Box 76
Stillness Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1986
Folder 1. Stillness Shadows, JG, TS with MS editorial corrections, app. 1500 pgs Heavily edited, some pages missing, pages often out of order. The TS was foldered according the organization of the MS upon acquisition, nothing was re-ordered.
Folder 2. Folder 1 continued.
Folder 3. Folder 1 continued.
Folder 4. Folder 1 continued.
Folder 5. Folder 1 continued.
Box 77
"Death and Readjustment" Later published as Stillness Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1986
Folder 1. Letter from Karen Saperston to Richard Peek, December 15, 2003, accompanying the delivery of the manuscripts. 6 pgs of PC magazine pages, and 4 pgs of PC longhand notes.
Folder 2. "Death and Readjustment," JG, TS with MS editorial corrections, app. 700 pgs, some pages missing, pages often out of order. The TS was foldered according the organization of the MS upon acquisition, nothing was re-ordered.
Folder 3. Folder 2 continued.
Folder 4. Folder 2 continued.
Folder 5. Folder 2 continued.
Folder 6. Folder 2 continued.
Folder 7. Folder 2 continued.
Folder 8. Folder 2 continued.
Box 78
Lies! Lies! Lies!, University of Rochester Libraries, Rochester, New York, 1999
Folder 1. Correspondence specifically regarding the publication of Lies, Lies, Lies by The University of Rochester, arranged chronologically. Includes one transcribed phone conversation between Peter Dzwonkoski and Saperston Management, December 15, 1983.
Folder 2. Lies! Lies! Lies! JG, publisher's foul matter, typeset text only, app 57 pgs
Folder 3. Lies! Lies! Lies! The Early Journal of John Gardner. Introduction by Thomas Gavin, JG, publisher's foul matter, app 56 pgs, includes color cover sheet
Folder 4. Lies! Lies! Lies!, JG, PC, publisher's foul matter, facsimile text and typeset text, app 150 pgs
Folder 5. Lies! Lies! Lies!, JG, PC, publisher's foul matter, facsimile text and typeset text, app 150 pgs, with MS editorial corrections.
Folder 6. Lies! Lies! Lies!, JG, PC of TS, 35 pgs
Folder 7. "The Teacher Teaching Himself," Thomas Gavin, MS essay of introduction for the publication of Lies! Lies! Lies!, accompanying correspondence between Steven Huff and Thomas Gavin, June 8, 1998. Draft of the 'Jacket Copy,' 2pgs, TS, with accompanying correspondence.
Folder 8. Miscellaneous documents regarding the publication of Lies! Lies! Lies!, arranged chronologically. Includes documents from Robert Erving Potter Photographer, BOA Editions Limited, University of Rochester, International Standard Book Number, Library of Congress, Thomas Shore Inc., Malloy Lithographing Inc.
Folder 9. 2 copies of the review by Jan Quakenbush, one TS with coversheet, and one faxed copy, February 10, 1999.
Folder 10. Lies! Lies! Lies!, University of Rochester Libraries, Rochester, New York, 1999.
Folder Oversized Folder:
Folder 11. Lies! Lies! Lies!, pre-production prints of book jacket, color, with MS corrections, 6pgs
Box 79
Miscellaneous, short stories, plays, poems, by JG, arranged alphabetically by title
Folder 1. "The Barron's Woods," JG, PC of TS with MS editorial corrections, n.d., 13 pgs
Folder 2. "The Calf," MS poem, [JG], n.d., 2 pages
Folder 3. "The Castle of Crossed Destinies," JG, book review of the novel The Castle of Crossed Destinies, by Italo Calvino, TS with MS corrections, written assignment, 5 pgs, n.d.
Folder 4. "A Child's Floriary," JG, bound PC with MS dedication, n.d.
Folder 5. "Days of Vengeance; A Play in One Act," JG, PC, 23 pgs, 2 copies, n.d.
Folder 6. "Death and the Maiden, A Tragedy in Three Acts," JG, one hour radio play, PC of TS, app 120 pgs, n.d.
Folder 7. "Eggs in One Basket," JG and Joan Gardner, bound PC with MS inscription to Elena and Nicholas Delbanco, collected poems 1953-1982
Folder 8. "Fairy Tales," JG, TS 6, pgs, n.d.
Folder 9. "Jason and Medeia," Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 1973, JG, original TS pages with MS annotations, n.d., app 15 pp. Contains JG's notes envisioning illustrations by John Napper for the book, 4pp.
Folder 10. "Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG. Drafts to publication.
"Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG. First six TS drafts with extensive MS revisions and notes; the first dated March 15, 1982 and labeled "first try," followed by "2nd try," "3rd try," and so on. 2 pp, 6 pp, 8pp, 18 pp, 22 pp and 24 pp respectively.
"Lecture: Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG. 2-page introduction followed by 23-page story text. August 11, 1982. Stapled booklet, PC, 25 pp. [JG read his story at the Morning Lecture, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY.]
"Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG, n.d. PC with dedication to Liz and MS inscription to Liz, manila envelope included, 27 pp.
"Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG, n.d. PC with dedication to Liz and MS inscription to Susan, 27 pp.
"Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG, Playboy, 31:9 (September 1984). PC from microfilm, 11 pp.
Folder 11. "Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG. Correspondence.
Borchardt, Georges. Letter to Alice Turner, Playboy, with a copy of JG's "Julius Ceasar and the Werewolf." 18 August 1982. TS. 1 p. Attached:
"Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG. PC. 27 pp.
Borchardt, Anne. Letter to Alice Turner, Playboy, with the original version of JG's "Julius Ceasar and the Werewolf." 7 December 1982. TS. 1 p. Attached:
"Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG. TS. 27 pp.
[?], Maureen. Playboy Interoffice Correspondence to Teresa [?], regarding "John Gardner's 'Julius Caesar and the Werewolf.'" 19 August 1982. 1 p.
[?], Teresa. Playboy Interoffice Correspondence to Alice Turner, regarding "John Gardner's 'Julius Caesar and the Werewolf.'" 25 August 1982. 1 p.
Turner, Alice. Letter to John Gardner regarding revisions to "Julius Caesar and the Werewolf." September 1, 1982. PC. 2 pp.
Gardner, John. Letter to Alice Turner in reply to her suggested edits. September 13, 1982. TS. 2 pp.
Turner, Alice. Letter to Georges Borchadt about JG's death and the fate of "Julius Caesar and the Werewolf." September 15, 1982. PC. 1 p.
Turner, Alice. Letter to Georges Borchadt about JG's last letter. September 22, 1982. PC. 1 p.
Turner, Alice. Playboy Interoffice Correspondence to Arthur [Kretchmer], regarding "John Gardner--the file at hand." 19 November 1982. 1 p.
[G, Don]. Playboy Interoffice Correspondence to [Arthur Kretchmer], regarding "'Julius Caesar and the Werewolf' by John Gardner." 24 November 1982. 1 p.
Turner, Alice. Playboy Interoffice Correspondence to Arthur [Kretchmer], regarding "John Gardner...J.C. Werewolf." 8 December 1982. 1 p.
Turner, Alice. Playboy Interoffice Correspondence to Milly [Zimmerman], regarding "John Gardner story." 13 December 1982. 1 p.
Turner, Alice. Note to Arthur Kretchmer asking for a decision on the Gardner story. October 31, 1983. TS. 1 p.
Kretchmer, Arthur. Note to Alice Turner stating his desire to print the story. MS response back from Turner on bottom. November 2, 1982. TS. 1 p.
Turner, Alice. Letter to Anne Borchadt about outside interest in the story. August 22, 1984. PC. 1 p.
Folder 12. "Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," by JG. Contract.
Contract between Playboy and Georges Borchardt, Inc. as agent for the Estate of John Gardner. 13 January 1983. PC. 3 pp, 2 copies. Attached:
Zimmerman, Milly. Playboy Interoffice Correspondence to Alice Turner asking for her approval on modifications to an earlier contract. 27 January 1983. PC. 1 p.
Borchardt, Anne. Letter to Milly Zimmerman, Playboy, with revisions for the contract. 24 January 1983. PC. 1 p.
Earlier contract between Playboy and Georges Borchardt, Inc. as a agent for the Estate of John Gardner. 13 January 1983. PC. 2 pp.
Zimmerman, Milly. Letter to Anne Borchadt agreeing to the modifications to the contract. 31 January 1983. PC. 1 p.
Zimmerman, Milly. Letter to Anne Borchadt agreeing to the modifications to the contract with post script. 31 January 1983. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Contract between Playboy and Georges Borchardt, Inc. as a agent for the Estate of John Gardner. 13 January 1983. PC. 3 pp.
Box 80
Miscellaneous, cont'd
Folder 1. "Killing Time (A Psychic Thriller)," JG and Liz Rosenberg, PC, 30 pgs, n.d.
Folder 2. The King of the Hummingbirds, The Sea Gulls, Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, distributed by Random House, 1977, [JG], TS, title pages only, pg 3 of unidentified text.
Folder 3. "The Last Of the First Dragoons," JG, TS with illustrations, MS dedication, 100 pgs, n.d.
Folder 4. "Mr. Darwin, Captain Fitzroy is Dead," JG, TS with MS corrections, a one hour play for radio, 14 pgs, n.d.
Folder 5. "Notes on Burroughs The Ticket That Exploded," JG, PC of lecture notes, n.d., 11 pgs
Folder 6. "Ongentheow and the Dragon," JG, TS with MS editorial notes, n.d., 2 copies
Folder 7. Poems, Northbridge, California. Lord John Press, 1978. JG, pgs 103-109. These pages were found separate from the published book, and may be publishers foul matter.
Folder 8. Poems, Miscellaneous, JG, MS, PC and TS with MS corrections, circa 1940's, includes:
"A Book Growing"
"Hand Me Downs"
"The Lover's Careful Advice to His Friend the Rabbit"
"Mother's Day"
"My Daddy Likes"
"My Grandmother Gardner"
"A Tree"
Untitled
"Wishes"
Folder 9. Poems, JG, TS, originally mounted for display, includes:
"A Book Growing"
"Holy Night"
"The Hunter" (2 copies)
"Memorial Day" (2 copies)
"Thank You"
"A Tree"
"Wishes"
Folder 10. Poems, JG, TS, to Liz Rosenberg, includes:
"Another Inadequate Love Poem"
"Fear of Death, Hir a thoddaid"
"Love Poem: February 14, 1981"
"Poem to Liz"
"Rhymes influenced by gin"
"The Thistle"
"To My Beloved Liz on the Occasion of My Having Offended Her by Speaking of my Brilliance in Comparison, Unfavorable, to Hers: A Partial Retraction"
"Untitled Poems"
"Untitled Prose"
"Wedding Song"
"Why I Do Not Write You A Love Poem"
Folder 11. "The Sam Weber's Toyshop Miracle, A Play in One Act," JG and Liz Rosenberg, TS, 25 pgs, n.d., PC of original, 25 pgs n.d.
Folder 12. "St. Guthlac's Dream," JG, 29 pgs TS, and MS notes on the novella, n.d.
Folder 13. The Sunlight Dialogues, Chapter II, When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient . . .," JG, Printer proof with editing, Knopf Publishers, H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Company, NY, December 29, 1971, section of a book, pg 183-187.
Folder 14. "The Terrible Terrible Shape-Shifters of Shorm," JG, TS with MS editorial notes, pg 48-52, n.d.
Folder 15. "Theory of These Exercises," [JG], TS with MS corrections, set of exercises, [most likely used in class,] n.d., 5 pgs
Folder 16. "Vastly W. Weary Co.," Liz Rosenberg, with illustrations by JG, TS with pencil and ink illustrations, 25 pgs, n.d.
Folder 17. Vlemk the Box-Painter, Lord John Press, Northridge, California, 1979, JG, TS with MS dedication, 126 pgs
Folder 18. Essay on Unholy Loves by Joyce Carol Oates, JG, TS, with MS corrections, written assignment, 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 19. Written assignments, JG, MS, 16 pgs, including one illustration, n.d.
Folder 20. Creative Writing Courses
Creative Writing class assignment: 30 exercises, MS note on back page reads "Given to my fiction class at Bennington, Spring 1975" [JG], one typed ditto.
"Theory of These Exercise II," one page with typed ditto, front and verso.
Folder 21. Articles and Book Reviews by JG, listed chronologically, includes:
"Pictures From an Old Album," JG, PC, Grassroots, 1968, 1 pg, with accompanying correspondence, TS, from John Howell to Liz Rosenberg, February 17, 1983
"We Teach and Study and Raise All the Hell We Can," JG, PC, Change, June 1973 pg 42-48, PC.
"Beyond the Bedroom Wall," [book review of Beyond the Bedroom Wall: A Family Album by Larry Woiwode], JG, The New York Times Book Review, September 28, 1975, PC of newspaper clipping [2 copies].
"A Thing Worth Celebrating," JG, The Reader's Digest, n.d., pg 136-138. [Condensed from The New York Times, October 29, 1975], PC, [MS notes about Gardner chronology on the back].
"Commercialism is not exactly a sin," JG, The Bennington Banner, July 15, 1976, newspaper clipping and PC.
"The World of Tolkien," JG, The New York Times Book Review, October 23, 1977, newspaper clipping and PC.
"In A College Town, A Vision Of Life Told With Genius," [book review of Unholy Loves by Joyce Carol Oates], JG, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 9, 1979, newspaper clipping.
"The Strange Real World," [book review of Belle Fleur by Joyce Carol Oates], JG, The New York Times Book Review, July 20, 1980, newspaper clipping and PC.
"For All Who Like Stories," [book review of Italian Folktales selected and retold by Italo Calvino], JG, The New York Times Book Review, October 12, 1980, newspaper clipping and PC
"Introduction," to MSS: A Retrospective, [JG and L.M. Rosenberg], MSS, 1980, pgs 3-7, PC.
Box 81
Miscellaneous, by other authors, arranged alphabetically by author, includes:
Folder 1. "October Light," John E. Bielenberg, PC, a play based on the novel, October Light, by JG, app. 100 pgs. Also included, correspondence between Nicholas Delbanco and Anne Borchardt regarding the play.
Folder 2. Foreword, Raymond Carver, PC, n.d., 10 pgs
Folder 3. Reflections: Then and Now, Mildred Crombie, Preface by JG, Textile Bridge Press, Clarence Center, New York, 1981
Folder 4. "VI. Portraits from Life.," Nicholas Delbanco, TS, 109-128, partial manuscript, likely intended to be included in Group Portrait, by Nicholas Delbanco, published by William Morrow and Company, New York, copyright 1982, but not included in the final published version.
Folder 5. Untitled, Joel Gardner to Liz Rosenberg, TS, circa 1980, 1 pg
Folder 6. Mother's Lullaby, MS, poem, [Priscilla Gardner], n.d., 1 page
Folder 7. Reminiscences by Priscilla Gardner, Priscilla Gardner, TS with MS editing, n.d., 3 pgs
Folder 8. Lucy Jones Preston Folder: The Promise, Second Fiddle, JG, MS poems hand copied by Lucy Preston. Also included: Gilbert. April 4, 1945, L.J.P., MS, poem; Gilbert, L.J.P., MS, poem; Gilbert, L.J.P., MS, poem; Letter from Lucy Preston to Liz Rosenberg, MS, July 5, 1984, with envelope; Poem, untitled, Lucy Jones Preston, PC, 1 pg; John C., Lucy Preston, TS, n.d., 1 pg
Folder 9. Face to Face, Liz Rosenberg, TS with MS editorial notes [JG?], n.d., 13 pgs
Folder 10. "Maharishi, Plato and the TM-Sidhi Program on Innate Structures of Consciousness," Jonathan Shear, PC, Metaphilosophy, Volume 12 No. 1, January 1981, pgs 72-84.
Folder 11. "Moon to Shore: John Gardner and the Laurel Street Theater," Jan Quakenbush, TS, 32 pgs, n.d., revised TS included, 10 pgs, 1993
Folder 12. "Poinsettia," Jan Quakenbush, TS, play script, n.d., 25 pgs
Folder 13. "The Rage of Society, Plot summary by acts and scenes," [Jan Quakenbush], TS, 4 pgs, n.d.
Folder 14. MS poem, written on the back of PC poem by Lucy Jones Preston, no author, n.d., 1 page.
Folder 15. The Story of Queenie, PC, no author, n.d., 2 pgs
Folder 16. MS, prose, no author, n.d., 9 pgs
Folder 17. Photocopies of newspaper articles, sent to JG by John Howell, mostly regarding murders in upstate NY.
Box 82
Newspaper Articles and Book Reviews, regarding the life and work of JG
Folder 1. Book reviews of JG's work and articles about the author, listed chronologically. Articles with no date (n.d.) are listed at the end of the group alphabetically according to title, includes:
"Fellowship Awarded to J.C. Gardner Jr. for Graduate Work," no author, newspaper clipping, [June 25, 1955]
"The Sunlight Dialogues," Thomas R. Edwards, newspaper clipping, The New York Times Book Review, December 10, 1972
"Magic Realism," no author, magazine article, Time, January 1, 1973, book review of The Sunlight Dialogues by JG
"The Sunlight Dialogues: Clumly vs. Sunshine," John Harrington, newspaper clipping, Connection, March 22, 1973, pg c7
"Back to the roots of that novelist from Batavia," Alec Wilder, newspaper clipping, Upstate, April 15, 1973
"A Best-Seller From Batavia," Neil Baldwin, newspaper clipping, Courier Express, Focus, April 15, 1973
"The Sunlight Dialogues, Will Soon Be Made Into a Movie," Marilyn Pfalzer, newspaper clipping, April 30, 1973
"A Writer's Offhanded Dazzle," Robert Boyd, newspaper clipping, St. Louis Dispatch, November, 28 1973
"Bunkum and Brilliance: John Gardner's Stories," James Friend, PC, Chicago Daily News, December 2, 1974
"Recent, Noteworthy Fiction," William Kennedy, PC, New Republican, December 7, 1974, pg 19, 20 book review of The King's Indian by JG
"Best-Selling novelist talks about work, SIU," Ken Johnson, Daily Egyptian, newspaper clipping, [Summer 1975]
"Making Ends Meet," Melvin Maddoks, magazine article, Time, December 20, 1976, pg 74, book review of October Light by JG
"Gardner: Writing's a 'fix'," Philip H. Dixon, newspaper clipping, Democrat and Chronicle, June 21, 1977
"John Gardner Literature; Just a Loyal Serf in the Kingdom of Words," Louise Lague, The Washington Star, September 19, 1977
"John Gardner: 'I'm One of the Really Great Writers'," Henry Allen, newspaper clipping, The Washington Post Magazine, November 6, 1977
"Gardner: 'Commercialization destroys art'," Debbie Yard, newspaper clipping, The Breeze, October 10, 1978
"Gardner's opinions on art questioned by JMU profs," Debbie Yard, newspaper clipping, The Breeze, October 10, 1978
"Gardner does not light fire under essays on prose," Irene Wanner, PC of newspaper clipping, Seattle-Washington Post-Intelligencer, May 8, 1983, book review of On Becoming a Novelist
"Gilgamesh, by Gardner," John Maier, Aramco World Magazine, PC, pgs 2-11, July-August 1983, 2 copies
"Gilgamesh," no author, newspaper clipping, book review from Publisher's Weekly, n.d., accompanying letter from Anne Borchardt to Nicholas Delbanco, August 13, 1984
"The Archeology of a Writer," Jon Griffin, magazine article, Rochester Review, Winter 1984-85, pgs 18-20
"Tengu Child," Peter A. Brier, book review, Magill's Literary Annual, 1984, pg 863-865
"The Writer Mines for Help," Tom Benton, pages from a publication, Book Source Monthly, pgs 21-24 March 1998
"Journal published as 3 millionth volume; John Gardner's student journal reveals craft of writing," no author, Currents, University of Rochester, April 5, 1999
"'College Is a National Lie': John Gardner's Sophomore Journal," excerpts from Lies!Lies!Lies!, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 9, 1999
"Collecting John Gardner," Clair Schultz, PC, pgs 36-43, April 1999
"Recent Works from DePauw Writers," no author, DePauw Magazine, PC, Spring, 1999, pg 22. Accompanying correspondence from J.M. Lillich, December 14, 1999
"Author Coming Here," Photograph, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"Author To Speak At Benefit," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d
"Author Visits," Photograph, newspaper clipping, n.d. "Batavia Setting for Much of First Novel Authored by Member of Putnam Rd. Family," Kathy Smith, n.d.
"Batavia Setting for Much of First Novel Authored by Member of Putnam Rd. Family," Kathy Smith, PC, n.d.
"Ben Bellit," no author, newspaper clipping, Quadrille, n.d.
"Comments 'irresponsible'," Larry Jacobs, PC of newspaper clipping, The Banner, n.d., Letter to the Editor regarding JG
"Grendel," D. Keith Mano, PC, The New York Times Book Review, n.d.
"John Gardner at the Finish Line," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"John Gardner picks the best short stories," Le Anne Schreiber, PC, The New York Times, n.d.
"Like THIS In Our Time?," Robert Boyd, newspaper clipping, n.d., book review The Kings Indian by JG
"Mickelsson's Ghosts," no author, Southern Humanities Review, n.d., pgs 281-283
"…Throwing Daylight on 'Sunlight'," Richard Natale, PC, Democrat and Chronicle, n.d., 1 pg
"University of Rochester Acquires John Gardner's Personal Papers," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
Folder 2. Newspaper Clippings, reviews and announcements of performances involving JG, includes:
"Novelist Premiers Here as Actor, Playwright," Marcia Yoselson, The Montrose Independent, November 29, 1979
"John Gardner novel takes shape as a play," Gene Gray, The Sunday Press, Binghamton, NY, October 5, 1980
"'St. Louis' offers a night of good times, Music, dance fill Laurel theatre," Ann Treneman, n.d.
Folder 3. Illustrated fliers announcing the publication of The Wreckage of Agathon, September 23, from Harper and Row, New York, London, $6.95
Box 83
Legal Documents, Contracts, Royalty Statements
Folder 1. Miscellaneous Documents, arranged chronologically, includes:
Request for Dies and Binding Specifications, Jackets and Covers, for The Sunlight Dialogues, February 2, 1972
Premium Notice, Northwestern Mutual Life, Insurance Company, September 4, 1978
Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate, Snyder Realty, June 18, 1979
Deed, between Joelle E. Rentfro and JG and Liz Rosenberg, July 11, 1979
Federal Truth-in-Lending Mortgage Disclosure Statement, July 11, 1979
Mortgage Agreement, between County National Bank and JG and Liz Rosenberg, July 11, 1979
Application for TIAA Retirement Annuity Contract/CREF Retirement Unit-Annuity Certificate, December 4, 1979
Collaboration Agreement, between JG and Robert Blue, December 13, 1979
The History Book Club, billing statement, October 29, 1980
IRS Past Due Final Notice, to JG and Liz Rosenberg, December 25, 1981
Accompanying 1040 forms for Individual Income Tax Return, 1980
Project Grant, Susquehanna Community Choral Society, Inc., April 10, 1982
Title Sales Information, from Ron Buehl to Ken Graff, September 9, 1982
Agreement between JG estate and David S. Shanks, regarding rights to "Nickel Mountain," March 22, 1983
Deed, between JG estate and Liz Rosenberg, October, 1983
Re: Publication Rights, conducted by Georges Borchardt, Inc., November 18, 1983
Notice to Plead, Civil Action Lawsuit, Susquehanna County, September 20, 1985
Writ of Execution, Mortgage Foreclosure, County National Bank vs. JG's estate, November 22, 1985
Mortgage Foreclosure, County National Bank vs. JG's estate, January 7, 1986
Statement Relating to the Valuation of Literary Works, accompanying letter from Harry Hiscox to Willard B. Saperston, January 23, 1986
Folder 2. Contracts, arranged chronologically, 1971-1973:
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Editions Denoel, regarding the publication of "The Wreckage of Agathon" in French, October 4, 1971 (2 copies)
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Editions Denoel, regarding Grendel, January 10, 1972
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Uitgeverij De Arbeiderspers, regarding the publication of "The Sunlight Dialogues" in Dutch, March 26, 1973
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Arnoldo Mondardori Editore spa, regarding the publication of "Grendel" and "The Sunlight Dialogues" in Italian, April 4, 1973
Contract between JG and Ballantine Books, Inc., regarding "Resurrection," July 23, 1973
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and AB P A Norstedt Soner, regarding publication of "Grendel" in Swedish, October 9, 1973
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and AB P A Norstedt Soner, regarding publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Swedish, October 9, 1973
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Editions Denoel, regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in French, October 18, 1973
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., regarding publication of "The Life, Times, and Work of Geoffery Chaucer," December 10, 1973
Folder 3. Contracts, 1974:
Contract between JG and The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, regarding the publication of "The Construction of Christian Poetry in Old English, a Volume in the Literary Structures Series," January 16, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Arnoldo Mondadori Editore spa, regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Italian, January 28, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Rowohlt Verlag GMBH, regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in German, February 22, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Ediciones Grijalbo, S.A., regarding publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Spanish, March 22, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Hayakawa Shobo, regarding publications "Nickel Mountain" in Japanese, March 29, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Uiteverij De Arbeiderspers, regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Dutch, April 8, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Altin Kitaplar, regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Turkish, April 18, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Arnoldo Mondadori Editore spa, regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Italian, July 8, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and AB P A Nortedt Soner, regarding the publication of "The Sunlight Dialogues" in Swedish, July 30, 1974
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Kirjayhtyma OY, regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Finnish, August 17, 1974
Folder 4. Contracts, 1975:
Contract between Alfred A. Knopf and JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) regarding "Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales for Children," December 12, 1974. Includes two amending documents dated February 15, 1975 and March 20, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Europa Konyvkiado regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Hungarian, February 11, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Jonathan Cape Limited, regarding the publication of "The King's Indian" throughout the British Commonwealth, February 12, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and H Aschehoug Co., regarding the publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Norwegian, February 17, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Gyldenalske Boghandle, regarding publication of "Nickel Mountain" in Danish, April 21, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Shuei Sha, regarding publication of "The King's Indian" in Japanese, April 21, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Editions Denoel, regarding publication of "The King's Indian" in French, July 11, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Emece Editors, S.A., regarding the publication of "The King's Indian," "Pastoral Care," "The Temptation of St. IVO," July 22, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and AB P A Norstadt Soner Publishers, regarding the publication of "The King's Indian" and "Ravages of Spring" in Swedish, August 10, 1975
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, regarding publication of "The Poetry of Chaucer," December 9, 1975
Folder 5. Contracts, 1976-1978:
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and AB P A Norstedt Soner, regarding the publication of "October Light" in Swedish, November 12, 1976
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Jonathan Cape Limited, regarding the publication of "October Light" and "The Life and Times of Chaucer," December 7, 1976
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and H Aschehoug Co. regarding payment from "October Light," January 15, 1977
Contract between Boskeydell Artists, Inc. (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Ediciones Alfaguara, regarding the publication of "Dragon, Dragon" in Spanish, February 14, 1977
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Emece Editors S.A., regarding the publication of "October Light" in Spanish, March 9, 1977
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Shuei Sha, Inc., regarding the publication of "October Light" in Japanese, March 9, 1977
Contract between JG (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Editions Denoel, regarding the publication of "October Light" in French, March 28, 1977
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Basic Books, Inc., regarding the Publications of "Thor's Hammer," April 22, 1977
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Rowohlt Verlag GMBH, the publication of "October Light" in German, May 11, 1977
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd. (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Editoi Riuniti regarding the publication of "October Light" in Italian, May 12, 1977
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd. (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Almqvist Wiksell Forlag AB, regarding the publication of "Gudgekin the Thistle Girl," July 21, 1977
Contract between Boskydell Artists, Ltd, (c/o Georges Borchardt, Inc.) and Czytelnik Publishers, regarding the publication of "The King's Indian" in Polish, February 23, 1978
Folder 6. Royalty Statements, 1966-1973
Folder 7. Royalty Statements, 1974
Folder 8. Royalty Statements, 1975
Folder 9. Royalty Statements, 1976-1977
Folder 10. Royalty Statements, 1978-1979
Folder 11. JG's Publishing Journal, includes notes on the publication of early materials and sparse thoughts on writing and publishing. Materials that were found folded within the journal are in accompanying folder. Letter of explanation provided by Joan Gardner, October 1995.
Folder 12. Interim Status Report of Estate of John C. Gardner; prepared by Willard B. Saperston, spiral bound report, circa 1984. Includes correspondence between Saperston, Nicholas Delbanco, Joel and Lucy Gardner regarding the management of the estate.
Box 84
Family History, Life and Death of JG
Note:
Film Pelicula of an Untitled painting by JG is filed in Alcove 8, Drawer 1, with the original painting. The pelicula was found among new acquisitions, and was filed with the original painting. Painting is of an older man, sitting at a bar, holding cards, with an ashtray and a bottle, there are posters advertising a hill climb in the background.
2 crayon drawings by JG of characters from the Grendel stories are housed in Alcove 8, Drawer 1.
Folder 1. Newspaper Clippings, listed chronologically. Articles with no date (n.d.) are listed at the end of the group, alphabetically by title, includes:
"Son of Former Cold Water Resident Dies in Fall," no author, newspaper clipping, April 19, 1945.
"Author of 'October Light' John C. Gardner, Novelist, Dies," Richard Pearson, The Washington Post, newspaper clipping, September 15, 1982.
"Genesee Region Mourns Death of John Gardner," Marilyn Pfalzer, The Daily News, September 15, 1982.
"Motorcycle Accident Kills Novelist," Fawn Vrazo, Las Vegas Review-Journal, newspaper clipping, September 15, 1982.
Radio Editorial "In Memoriam: John Gardner," no author, Batavia Broadcasting Corporation, WBTA Radio 15, broadcast September 16, 1982.
"John Gardner, Literary Master, Dead at 49," Joe Orsini, "The Man, His Life and His Work," Josephine Schmidt, "The Continuing Dream," David Kalish, "The Philosopher Warrior Battled with a Pen," Ivy Miller and Barbara Jorgensen, Pipe Dream, newspaper clipping, September 15, 1982.
"John C. Gardner," no author, The Batavia Daily News, newspaper clipping, September 16, 1982.
"A Special Blend of Talent, Generosity," John Dieffenbach, PipeDream, newspaper, September 17, 1982.
"Mourners Crowd Church For Gardner Funeral," Marilyn Pfalzer, The Daily News, newspaper clipping, September 20 1982.
"Novelist John Gardner to be honored at Brockport," Times Union staff, Times-Union, newspaper clipping, October 12, 1982.
"John Gardner's Final Chapter, 'Real World Works'," Margie Williams, Courier, newspaper, [1982].
"Accident and its Scene: Reflections on the Death of John Gardner," Terrence Des Pres, The Yale Review, Autumn 1983, pgs 145-160.
"In the Works," Tom Jenks, Esquire, August 1994, pg 113.
"Retrospective; Remembering John Gardner," Deborah Fineblum Raub, newspaper clipping, [September 14, 1997].
"Novelist, teacher, husband, friend – remembering John Gardner," Liz Rosenberg, The Boston Sunday Globe, September 21, 1997.
"Celebrated Caller," no author, PC of newspaper clipping, picture with caption, n.d.
"Child Dies in Fall From Farm Tractor; Older Brother Driving," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"Deaths; Mrs. John E. Jones," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"Funeral of Mrs. Jones," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"Gilbert D. Gardner Rites," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"John Gardner, Author, Dies," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"John Gardner's Driven Life," Curt Suplee, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"K of C Group Raises Funds for Retarded," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"Literati, hometowners say their farewells to novelist John Gardner, Stephen Wigler, Democrat and Chronicle,n.d.
"Obituaries; Literary Light Dead at 84," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"Public Invited to Reception," no author, newspaper clipping, n.d.
"Students 'Get Into Books' At School Reading Project," Dorothy Lawrence, newspaper clipping, n.d.
Folder 2. Bulletins from the First Presbyterian Church of Batavia, NY.
Folder 3. Items regarding family deaths, the Gardner plot in the cemetery in Batavia, NY.
Folder 4. Items regarding the wedding of JG and Liz Rosenberg, February 14, 1980, includes: marriage certificate February 14, 1980, wedding invitation, PC of the wedding service plan, letter of congratulations from Milton Kessler, February 14, 1980, divorce certificate, September 8, 1982.
Folder 5. Photographs
Folder 6. Photographs
Folder 7. Photographs
Folder 8. Last Will and Testament of John Gardner, August 26, 1980. MS note, JG, bequeathing all property to Liz Rosenberg, n.d., written on SUNY Binghamton letterhead.
Folder 9. "In Memoriam: John Gardner," no author, TS, n.d., 5 pgs, 2 copies.
Folder 10. Notes and materials prepared for the exhibit on JG shown at the First Annual John Gardner Conference in Batavia, NY, 1999, and Susan Thornton's visit as a guest speaker at the University of Rochester, April 18, 2001.
Folder 11. Hair, JG, Cut for the part of "Rudy Miller" in Eden's Rock, November 1979.
Folder 12. 1950 Skyliner, PC of JG's high school yearbook.
Folder 13. The 1951 Batavian. JG's high school yearbook, senior year. This particular version belonged to someone else in JG's class, not JG himself.
Folder 14. Postcard advertisement for Sunlight Man a documentary created and directed by Joel Gardner about his experiences as JG's son. 4 postcards.
Box 85
The John Gardner Society
Folder 1. "Proceedings of the First Annual JG Conference," edited and published by Jim Fessenden for the JG Society, spiral-bound booklet, April 1998.
Folder 2. Fliers, announcements, invitations, and registration forms to events held by the JG Society, PC.
Folder 3. Agendas for JG Society meetings, JG Conference planning committees, The JG Brainstorming Session, and the JG Task Force, PC and computer prints, circa 1997-1999.
Folder 4. Meeting Minutes and Recorders notes for JG Society meetings, PC.
Folder 5. Newspaper clippings regarding the JG Society, arranged chronologically, includes:
"Group Aims to Keep Late Author's Memory Alive," Marsha Rivers, PC, The Daily News, July 9, 1997.
"Remembering John Gardner, Local Society Creates Festival to Honor Writer," no author, PC, The Daily News, July 14, 1997.
"Playwright to Talk About Fellow Author John Gardner," Marsha Rivers, PC, The Daily News, August 20, 1997.
"Series of Events to Honor Late Batavia Author," Marsha Rivers, PC, The Daily News, August 25, 1997.
"Tribute to Author John Gardner Continues with Play Performance," no author, PC, The Daily News, September 20, 1997.
"Remembering a Native Son," Marsha Rivers, PC, The Daily News, September 25, 1997.
"Gardner Festival Organizers Did Outstanding Job," Patricia Bailey, PC, The Daily News, October 4, 1997.
Beck, Joanne. "Gardner's Ghosts: John Gardner's Legacy Remains Strong Through Family, Friends, and Fans," [Batavia] Daily News, April 19, 2003, newspaper clipping, 3 pgs.
Folder 6. Correspondence regarding the John Gardner Society, arranged chronologically, 3 pp.
Folder 7. Miscellaneous, includes:
Receipt for photocopying, Marjorie Cervone, March 15, 1998
List of addresses, possibly of members of JG Society
Attendance sign-in sheet from JG society meeting
Folder 8. The Seventh Annual Conference on John Gardner, April 24, 2004, Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY
Conference schedule from the Seventh Annual John Gardner Conference, April 24, 2004.
Closing group song "Amazing Grace"
Daneman, Matthew. "Legacy of an Author is Kept Alive,"Democrat and Chronicle, April 25, 2004
Notes from conference attendee Phyllis Andrews.
Wendling, Ronald. "Mickelsson's Classes: An Abstract for the John Gardner Conference, 2004," April 30, 2004.
Payne, Alison. "The Heart can be Sure: Moral Certainty in the Fiction of John Gardner," March 20, 2003.
Payne, Alison. Information on a English 1102 at the University of West Georgia taught by Payne featuring JG; includes pictures of projects, an article on the class, and the course description .
Folder 9. John Gardner Conference, Genesee Community College, April 23, 2005
Conference schedule from the Eighth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 23, 2005.
Payne, Allison. "Clown, Monster, Magician: The Purpose of Lunacy in John Gardner's Fiction," April 23, 2005.
Paley, Samuel Gordon. "The Rhetoric of the Primitive Savior in Cooper's The Deerslayer, Melville's Moby Dick, and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and The Blithedale Romance," [abstract of Paley's thesis at Central Connecticut State University], 2005. Excerpt: "Through the lens of critics such as Michael Bell, Wayne Booth, Joseph Campbell, and John Gardner, this study examines the achievement of this irony as a multidimensional process..."
Folder 10. John Gardner Conference, Genesee Community College, April 22, 2006:
The Ninth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 22, 2006, description from Genesee Community College web page.
Schedule from the Ninth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 22, 2006.
Synopsis of presentations made at the Ninth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 22, 2006.
Bragg, Lois. "Night Vision: The Blind in John Gardner's Fiction," paper presented at the Ninth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 22, 2006, 25 pgs.
Koloski, John W. "The Gardner of Eden: Mourning, Meaning, and Memory," paper presented at the Ninth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 22, 2006, 59 pgs.
Koloski, John W. "The Gardner of Eden: Mourning, Meaning, and Memory," Power Point presentation given at the Ninth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 22, 2006, 59 pgs.
Koloski, John W. "Diagnostic criteria for 309.81 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder," handout accompanying his presentation given at the Ninth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 22, 2006. 5 pgs.
Ventura, Sally. "Pilgrims Without Guides: Gardner's On Moral Fiction," paper presented at the Ninth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 22, 2006. 12 pgs.
Folder 11. John Gardner Conference, Genesee Community College, April 21, 2007:
The Tenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 21, 2007, flyer.
The Tenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 21, 2007, registration form.
Program from the Tenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 21, 2007.
Contact information for attendees of Tenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 21, 2007.
Advertisement for Freddy's Book by JG, distributed at the Conference, April 21, 2007.
Ventura, Sally. "Boethius in the Endless Mountains," paper presented at the Eleventh Annual John Gardner Conference, April 19, 2008. 14 pgs.
Koloski, John. "Who's the Man? A Literary Analysis to Identify A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings," presentation. 17 pgs.
Folder 12. John Gardner Conference, Genesee Community College, April 19, 2008:
The Eleventh Annual John Gardner Conference, April 19, 2008, flyer.
Eleventh Annual John Gardner Conference Call for Papers, Workshops, and Roundtables, flyer.
Program from the Eleventh Annual John Gardner Conference, April 19, 2008. Includes key to Sunlight Dialogues sites, with map of Batavia on verso.
Contact information for attendees of Eleventh Annual John Gardner Conference, April 19, 2008.
Wendling, Ronald et al. Proposed contents of "Essay Collection on Gardner's Fiction," includes a John Gardner chronology and guide to further reading, 11 pgs.
Folder 13. John Gardner Conference, Genesee Community College, April 24, 2010:
The Thirteenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 24, 2010, flyer.
Schedule from the Thirteenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 24, 2010.
Levy, Mark. "Sex, Faith, and Free Will in Gardner's 'The Temptation of St. Ivo,'" paper presented at the Thirteenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 24, 2010. 13 pgs.
Lambert, Adam C. "Managing Mortality," paper presented at the Thirteenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 24, 2010. 11 pgs.
Folder 14. John Gardner Conference, Genesee Community College, April 19, 2011:
The Fourteenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 16, 2011, flyer.
Program from the Fourteenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 16, 2011.
Contact information for attendees of Fourteenth Annual John Gardner Conference, April 16, 2011.
Folder 15. Batavia Reads Gardner
October 18, 2008 flyer.
October 24, 2009 flyer.
Box 86
Folder 1. Reviews and articles written by JG: [Arranged chronologically]
"What It's Like to be a Writer (A Full Confession)," Detroit Free Press, March 28, 1971, PC, 5 pgs.
"Saint Walt: The Greatest Artist The World Has Ever Known, Except for, Possibly, Apollonius of Rhodes," New York, November 12, 1973, pgs. 64-71, PC, 7 pgs.
"No One Is Being Cheated," Southern Illinoisan, September 15, 1975, PC, 1 pg.
"The New Palace of the Arts," Bennington Banner, May 21, 1976, pg. 1-2, 4, PC, 3 pgs.
"Moral Fiction," The Hudson Review, 24:4, Winter 1976-1977, pgs. 497-512, PC, 3 pgs.
"State of Bliss: A Famous Writer Love-Letters His Favorite Corner of the Country," Vogue, MArch 1977, PC, 2 pgs.
"The Idea of Moral Criticism," Western Humanities Review, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, Spring 1977, pgs. 97-109, PC, 16 pgs.
"Moral Fiction," Saturday Review, April 1978, pgs. 29-30, 32-33, PC, 4 pgs, [2 copies].
"John Gardner's Statement Designating the Fiction Award Recipients," Kansas Quarterly, Winter 1978, pgs. 6-8, PC, 2 pgs.
"For All Who Like Stories," [review of Italian Folklore, selected and retold by Italo Calvino], New York Times Book Review, October 12, 1980, PC, 3 pgs.
"Dance of the Tiger," [review of Björn Kurtén's Dance of the Tiger], Scandinavian Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, December 1981, pgs. 99-101, PC.
"Learning From Disney and Dickens," The New York Times Book Review, January 30, 1983, PC, 3 pgs.
"The Finest King," [review of The Golden Dragon: Alfred the Great and His Times by Alf J. Mapp, Jr.], source unknown, n.d., clipping, 2 pgs.
Folder 2. Interviews with JG: [Arranged chronologically]
"Writers On Writing," University of Rochester Writers Workshop, 1973, PC. [Panel discussion participants: L.J. Davis (moderator), Gardner, Judith Rascoe, and George P. Elliott. The panelists discuss a variety of topics concerned with American authors, including their fascination with the grotesque. Includes photographs.]
"Valley Interview: Pat Janus and John Gardner," Valley Magazine, 1973, PC, 4 pgs. [Includes photograph]. [Discusses experimental aspects of Sunlight Dialogues, and its similarities to The Wreckage of Agathon and Grendel, as well as illustrations for Jason and Medeia].
"Batavia-Born John Gardner on Writing and Writers," John Askins (Detroit Free Press), Buffalo Courier-Express, July 6, 1975, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph]. [JG comments on the literary marketplace, Chaucer, Joyce Carol Oates, family activities, and existentialism].
"Dialogue With Gardner In Sunlit Hotel Room," Rich Quackenbush, Ann Arbor News, December 14, 1975, PC, 3 pgs. [Includes photograph]. [JG makes general comments on contemporary media culture].
"John Gardner on Chaucer, Medieval Women, Fairy Tales," Jo Modert, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 26, 1976, PC, 2 pgs. [JG discusses Chaucer and medieval studies, and the relationship between two charcters in October Light].
"An Interview With John Gardner," Joseph Cuomo and Marie Ponsot, A Shout In The Street, 1:1, 1977, pg. 45-63, PC, 10 pgs. [JG comments on William Gass and Saul Bellow. He compares himself to Joyce Carol Oates and comments on the influence of Flannery O'Conner and Walt Disney. Comments on The Wreckage of Agathon, Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues, The Smugglers of Lost Souls' Rock, October Light, and Jason and Medeia].
"Our Best Novelist: He Thinks So, Too," Larry Swindell, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 16, 1977, PC [2 copies, one enlarged], 9 pgs. [Includes photograph]. JG comments on work habits, domestic problems, opera libretti, themes in Nickel Mountain and October Light, and other authors].
"Interview: Gardner," Cathy Olven, The Loyola Phoenix, April 29, 1977, pgs. 6 and 11, microfilm printout, 4 pgs. [Interview with student reporter].
"John Gardner: 'I'm One Of The Really Great Writers,'" Henry Allen, The Washington Post, November 6, 1977, electronic database printout, 4 pgs. [JG discusses "Redemption" and comments on other authors].
"Religion and Art: 'About the Same Business,'" Russell Abernathy, Macon News, November 18, 1977, PC [2 copies, including and enlarged copy], 4 pgs. [Includes photograph]. [JG comments on art and morality].
"Novelist John Gardner: Life is Tragic and Joyful," Herman Trotter, The Buffalo News, December 25, 1977, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph]. [Gardner answers questions raised by statements made in an interview with Henry Allen, Washington Post, "John Gardner: 'I'm One Of The Really Great Writers.'" See article in same folder].
"John Gardner," Conversations With Writers, Vol. 1 (Gale Research, 1978, pg. 82-103). [Interview by C.E. Frazer Clark, Jr., June 1977], PC, 11 pgs. [Includes photographs]. [Interview touches a wide variety of topics, including: early literary influences, political conservatism, scholarly, teaching experiences, On Moral Fiction, and brief comments on various other authors].
"John Gardner: The Art of Fiction LXXIII," Paris Review, 1979, pgs. 37-74, PC, 20 pgs. [Includes photographs]. [A synthesized interview, annotated by Gardner. Includes interviews by: Frank McConnell (at Northwestern University, 1973), Paul Ferguson and John Maier (at State of New York College at Brockport, 1977), and Sara Mattiessen (Bread Loaf Writers Colony, 1978).
"William Gass and John Gardner: A Debate on Fiction," New Republic, March 10, 1979, pgs. 25, 28-33, PC, 7 pgs. [Discussion between JG and William Gass took place on October 24, 1978 during Fiction Festival sponsored by the University of Cincinnati and the National Endowment for the Arts. Moderated by Thomas LeClair].
"Conversation With John Gardner," [from "A Look at GMU's Writing Conference," Patty Summers and Steven Riddle. See Box 86, folder 3], Phoebe, April 8, 1979, PC, 3 pgs. [Includes photographs]. [JG dicusses creative writing; the influence of Disney, Chaucer, and Thomas Malory, specifically on Jason and Medeia and the Sunlight Dialogues].
"Last of the Radio Heroes," Joyce Renwick and Howard Smith, Horizon, July 1979, PC, 6 pgs. [Includes photograph]. [JG comments on the potential ability for radio drama to create emotion through sound technology and imagination. JG also discusses his radio play The Temptation Game].
"Novelist John Gardner 'Everybody Is A Giant,'" Louise Sweeney, The Chrisitan Science Monitor, June 24, 1980, PC, 8 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"An Interview With John Gardner," Per Winther, English Studies, 1981, pgs. 509-524, PC, 9 pgs.
"John Gardner At Bread Loaf: His Last Interview," David Stanton, 1982 [written in 1998], 12 pgs., web page printout [2006]. [According to Stanton JG claimed this to be his "last interview." It was the last interview given by JG before his death. JG comments at length on political writing, discussing On Moral Fiction, Mickelsson's Ghosts. He also comments on personal and universal elements in his writing including Mickelsson's Ghosts and "Redemption." Discusses opera and his career as a librettist].
Folder 3. Articles about JG: [Arranged chronologically]
"Five Seek Posts on CCHS Board," Southern Illinoisan, April 7, 1968, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Medievalist in Illinois Ozarks," Digby Diehl, Los Angeles Times, September 5, 1971, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"John Gardner: 'Great Age of Novel is Returning,'" Richard Matale, Women's Wear Daily, December 8, 1972, PC, 1 pg.
"John Gardner Author," Chuck Johnson, Southern Illinoisan, January 21, 1973, PC 3 pgs. [page 2 duplicate for clarity] [Includes photograph].
"The Scholar Who Wrote a Best Seller," Judy Van Slyke, Chicago Daily News, April 7-8, 1973, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Back to the Roots of that Novelist from Batavia," Alec Wilder, Upstate, April 15, 1973, newspaper clipping, 5 pgs. [Includes photographs].
"Writing 'Celebrates,' Top Author Asserts," Marilyn Pfalzer, [Batavia] Daily News, April 30, 1973, PC, 2 pgs.
"John Napper: The Return of the Illustrated Novel," Diane Cochrane, American Artist, July 1973, pgs. 26-31, 65, 70, PC, 8 pgs.
"Word Addict," Times Union, July 10, 1973, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph]
"Author John Gardner: A Serious Clown," Sandy Flicker, Democrat and Chronicle, July 12, 1973, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner on Television Panel," Batavia Daily News, January 30, 1974, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"'Powerful Firms Will Destroy US,'" Mainichi Daily News, October 2, 1974, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner Wins Rochester Award," The Daily News, [1975], newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Between 'Here' and the 'Hereafter'" Polly Francis, Democrat and Chronicle, March 25, 1975, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"A New Novelist in Old Bennington," Nancy Blades, Bennington Banner, April 26, 1975, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photographs].
"No Rest for John Gardner," Leslie Cross, The Milwaukee Journal, MAy 11, 1975, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Talk with an Author Whose Fiction Tries to Celebrate Goodness," Elaine Brousseau, The Providence Journal, Sec. H, pg. 19, January 4, 1976.
"John Gardner: 'I Thought I Was Going to Die Tragically Young," David Beno, Observer [University of Notre-Dame - St. Mary's College], February 16, 1976, PC, 1 pg.
"Gardner Recites From Newest Novel," Phil Cackley, Observer [University of Notre-Dame - St. Mary's College], February 17, 1976, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photographs].
"John Gardner Wins Over an Audience," Eupha Bonham, Bennington Banner, March 20, 1976, PC, 1 pg.
"Carbondale Author John Gardner Advises: Remain Insulated," Richard H. Icen, Southern Illinoisan, March 28, 1976, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photographs].
"Dragon Eyes Crowd at Novelist's Yard Sale," Noreen Marcus, Southern Illinoisan, May 10, 1976, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Authors See an Angry Light," Edgar Williams, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 20, 1977, PC, [2 copies, one enlarged], 5 pages. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner Stresses Importance of Writing Style," [newspaper Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Kentucky], MArch 2, 1977, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Behind the Author's Life" and "Gardner Fans Grow...," Sheila Marble, Vermont Cynic, March 17, 1977, pg. 23, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Transcript of Awards Ceremony," The National Book Critics Circle Journal, 3, 9Spring 1977), pg. 2-6, PC, 5 pgs.
"Novelist and Medievalist: John Gardner on Geoffrey Chaucer," Joseph Barbato, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 1977, pg. 17, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Imagination Sole Authority, Novelist Tells Group Here," Karen Mooney, Emporia Gazette, April 30, 1977, pg. 2, PC, 1 pg.
"Author of 'Grendel' UMO Guest," Robert H. Newall, Bangor Daily News, May 7-8, 1977, pg. 6, PC, 1 pg.
"Gardner: Words Don't Come Efortlessly," Barbara Hoover, Detroit News, June 19, 1977, PC, 1 pg.
"Gardner: Writing's a 'Fix,'" Philip H. Dixon, Democrat and Chronicle, June 21, 1977, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner: Hard Work, Diversity Mark His Writing," Philip H. Dixon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 21, 1977, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner: A Writer in Transition," Henry Allen, Democrat and Chronicle, December 4, 1977, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"A Talk with John Gardner," Henry Allen, Democrat and Chronicle, December 5, 1977, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs.
Folder 4. Articles about JG: [Arranged chronologically, continued.]
"Nostalgia Is Factor as UB Woos Gardner for 'Famous Writer' Slot," Patricia Ward Biederman, Courier-Express, March 10, 1978, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"UB Withdraws Offer to Novelist," source unknown, n.d. [1978], newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"UB Shuns Offer to Gardner after 'Paraphrasing' Charge," Anthony Cardinale, source unknown, n.d. [1978], newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"A Novelist Calls for Morality in Our Arts," Edmund Fuller, Wall Street Journal, April 21, 1978, PC, 1 pg.
"John Gardner: Good Fiction 'Sets Off A Dream...,'" Elizabeth Moriarty, Johnson City [Tenn.] Press-Chronicle, April 22, 1978, pg. 3, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Two Literary Lions Tangle," Tom Nugent, Balitimore Sun, MAy 2, 1978, PC, 3 pgs.
"Li'l Ole Pussycat," source unknown, n.d. [1978], newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Challenging the Literary Naysayers," Daniel Laskin, Horizon, July 1978, PC, 5 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner Discusses What's Write with the World," Glenn Rutherford, Louisville Courier-Journal, September 15, 1978, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
Biographical article on JG from Current Biography, October 1978, PC, 4 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"John Champlin Gardner, Jr." from American Novelists Since World War II, Ed. Jeffery Helterman and Richard Layman, A Bruccoli Clark Book, 1978; PC, 12 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"A Look at GMU's Writing Conference," Patty Summers and Steven Riddle, Phoebe, April 1979, pgs. 81-89, PC, 9 pgs. [includes interviews with JG and Liz Rosenberg. Other Fiction Symposium participants were: Katherine Paterson and Susan Shreve. Also, includes photographs].
"The Gass-Gardner Debate: Showdown on Main Street," Larry McCaffery, Literary Review, Fall 1979, pg. 134-144, PC, 5 pgs.
"Writer's Conference: John Gardner Takes His Life, His Fiction Seriously," The Tampa Tribune, January 28, 1980, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Successful Author Enjoys Teaching Aspiring Writers," Phil Thomas, Neighbor, July 8, 1980, newspaper clipping, 1 pg, (2 copies). [Includes photograph].
"Wed 50 Years," [newspaper clipping announcing the fiftieth wedding anniversary of JG's parents], source unknown [Batavia Daily News?], [1980], 1 pg. [Includes photograph]
"Of Literature, Science, and Shared Mysteries," [excerpts from Library of Congress Symposium, including excerpt from JG's Shadows], The New York Times, November 29, 1981. [Next two articles are response to JG's excerpt]
"A Literary Tale of Two Passages," [response to printed excerpt and Hazard comments], 2 pgs., and electronic database printout [both full articles], 2 pgs.
"Copying a Source Need Not Be Plagiarism," [response to Mary E. Hazard's criticism of excerpt of JG's Shadows; see two previous articles], editorial, Bernard Rosenthal, [The New York Times], December 17, 1981, PC, 1 pg.
"Gardner's 'Ghost' Story A Philosophical Spellbinder," Larry Woiwode, Chicago Tribune, June 13, 1982, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
"John Gardner, Flat Out," Curt Suplee, Washington Post, July 25, 1982, PC, 5 pgs. [Includes photographs].
"John Gardner and MSS," L.MN. Rosenberg, Missouri Review, Fall 1983, pgs. 227-231, PC, 3 pgs.
"'Gilgamesh' Translation by Gardner and Maier Published This Month," source unknown, [1984], newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
Advertisement for "John Gardner Young Writers' Conference," Genesee Community College, May 3, 1986, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"John Gardner Book May Become Movie," [Nickel Mountain], Daily News, April 12, 1983, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"New Light Shed on Gardner," The Buffalo News, August 17, 1986, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Theft Deprives Family of Irreplaceable Legacy: Books of Late Author John Gardner Stolen," Dave Staba, Batavia Daily News, November 27, 1991, newspaper clipping and PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner as Mentor," Charles Johnson, African American Review, Winter 1996, electronic database printout, 6 pgs.
"Literary and Historical Notes: Its John Gardner's Birthday," The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor, July 21, 2001, printout from online version of American Public Media's National Broadcast, 2 pgs.
"A Boot Camp for Creative Writing," Charles Johnson, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 31, 2003. [Written by JG's former student about the influence of JG on his creative writing workshops], 3 pgs.
"Disorder and Early Sorrow," Alec Solomita, The New York Sun, January 25, 2006, electronic database printout, 3 pgs; editorial reader response to Solomita article, The New York Sun, January 27, 2006, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
"Family Portrait," source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner's Cancer Bout: 'A Vacation,'" Linda Hansen, source unknown, n.d., TS, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Author John Gardner Undergoes Surgery," Marilyn Pfalzer, source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 2 pgs.
"Hospitalized for Malignancy," source unknown, n.d., TS, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner Gets Teaching Post," source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Famous Batavians Other Items," Dan Winegar, The Daily News, n.d. newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"John Gardner Will Teach at Binghamton," source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Gardner Appearing On Channel 21," source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Arts in My View," John Lippincott, The Daily News, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"John Gardner Buys Solitude To Unleash the 'Monsters' In His Mind – But At What A Price," [People, April 18, 1977, pg. 60-61], TS, 2 pgs. [Includes large photograph].
"Gardner's Complete Manuscripts In Weekend Arts Council Show," The Daily News, n.d., TS, 1 pg.
"A Score of Literary Gems," [contains reference to JG's "The Warden"], source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"The Writer In America," Perspective Films, n.d., [One page on JG, pg. 3]. [Includes photograph].
"A Refreshing Slap in the Face for American Literature," [About "On Moral Fiction"], Courier Post, n.d., newspaper clipping photocopy, 1 pg.
Folder 5. Reviews of and Advertisements for JG's Works: [Arranged chronologically]
"Beowolf from the Monster's View" [review of Grendel], Keith Mano, The New York Times Book Review, September 19, 1971, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs.
"Kafka, Thomas Mann In a Batavia Setting" [Review of The Sunlight Dialogues], Charles A. Brady, source unknown, December 16, 1972, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Magic Realism" [review of The Sunlight Dialogues], Timothy Foote, Time, January 1, 1973, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"That 'Grendel' Man Returns With A Familiar Literary Smorgasbord" [review of The Sunlight Dialogues], James V. Holleran, Week Ending, January 27, 1973, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"The Agent of Love and Ruin" [review of The Sunlight Dialogues], Tony Tanner, source unknown, January 1973, clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Short Reviews: Books" [review of The Sunlight Dialogues], Phoebe Adams, The Atlantic, January 1973, clipping, 2 pgs.
Review of Nickel Mountain, New York Times Book Review, December 2, 1973, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs [35 words].
"Times Reviewer Praises Gardner's Novel" [Nickel Mountain], The Batavia Daily News, December 27, 1973, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Signs of Life" [review of Nickel Mountain], Timothy Foote, Time, December 31, 1973, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
Review of The Sunlight Dialogues, Henry Taylor, Magill's Literary Annual, 1973, PC, 3 pgs.
"A Best-Seller From Batavia" [The Sunlight Dialogues], Neil Baldwin, Courier Express, April 15, 1973, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Gardner Tackles Pastoral Novel" [review of Nickel Mountain], Charles A. Brady, source unknown, January 5, 1974, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Reviewer Praises Gardner For His Latest Novel" [Nickel Mountain], Batavia Daily News, February 7, 1974, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Short Reviews: Books" [review of Nickel Mountain], Phoebe Adams, Atlantic, February, 1974, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"American Gothic" [review of The King's Indian], Paul Gray, Time, December 30, 1974, newspaper clipping, 1pg. [Includes photograph].
"Many Echoes Ring In Gardner Tales" [review of The King's Indian], Charles A. Brady, source unknown, January 11, 1975, newspaper clipping. [Includes photograph].
"Academic Vaudeville" [review of The King's Indian: Stories and Tales], Thomas A. Edwards, The New York Times Review, February 20, 1975, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs and photocopy, 2 pgs.
Review of October Light, Atlantic Monthly, January 1977, clipping, 1 pg.
Advertisement for The Life and Times of Chaucer, Book-of-the-Month Club News, Midsummer 1977.
"John Gardner Separates the Fads From the Fundamentals" [advertisement for On Moral Fiction], The New York Review of Books, May 4, 1978, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"The Bounteous Spring of 1980" [review of Freddy's Book], Ray Walters, The New York Times Book Review, January 27, 1980, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Too Much Freddy" [review of Freddy's Book], Democrat and Chronicle [from The New York Times], March 16, 1980, newspaper clipping, 1 pg, (2 copies). [Includes photograph].
"A Moralist's Fable" [review of Freddy's Book], John Romano, The New York Times Book Review, March 23, 1980, PC, 7 pgs.
"Devil's Due" [review of Freddy's Book], Time, March 31, 1980, clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Here's a Devil Who Speaks With a Nordic Accent," Charles A. Brady, The Buffalo News, April 20, 1980, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
Review of Freddy's Book, Phoebe-Lou Adams, Atlantic, April 1980, clipping, 1 pg.
"What's So Moral About John Gardner's Fiction?" [review of Mickelsson's Ghosts], Robert R. Harris, Saturday Review, June 1982, clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner Picks the Best Short Stories" [review of The Best American Short Stories, 1982], Le Anne Schreiber, Democrat and Chronicle, October 17, 1982, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
Review of Mickelsson's Ghosts, April 1, 1982, source unknown, PC, 1 pg.
"A Philosophic Novel of Academe" [review of Mickelsson's Ghosts], Benjamin DeMott, New York Times Book Review, June 20, 1982, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Academics' Novels Test The …" [review of Mickelsson's Ghosts], Henry Kisor, Buffalo Courier-Express, June 27, 1982, PC, 1 pg, (2 copies). [Includes photograph]. [Note: edge of title is cut-off of the PC].
"Core Curriculm," [review of Mickelsson's Ghosts], James Wolcott, Esquire, June 1982, PC, 2 pgs.
"Two Collections: One Good, One Better," [review of The Best American Short Stories 1982], Lee Milasso, The Dallas Morning News, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
Review of On Becoming A Novelist, Publishers Weekly, April 15, 1983, clipping, 1 pg.
"24 Authors Bare Souls In Essays" [review of Stephen Berg's In Praise of What Persists, to which Gardner contributed "Cartoons"], Jeff Simon, Buffalo News [?], July 31, 1983, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Gardner's Dream About Reality" [review of The Art of Fiction], Carl Dennis, The Buffalo News, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
Advertisement for The Art of Fiction, March 18, 1984, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"On Moral Criticism: John Gardner Knew What He Likes; You'd Better Like It Too" [review of On Writers and Writing], Brooke Allen, The New York Times Book Review, March 27, 1994. newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
Extract from What to Read An Essential Guide for Reading Group Members and Other Book Lovers [Mickey Pearlman, Harper Perennial, 1994]; [JG's October Light ranks number 12 under "Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups"], PC, 4 pgs.
Advertisement pamphlet for October Light, Book of the Month Club, "Featured Alternative," n.d., pg. 1.
Advertisement for On Becoming a Novelist, Book of the Month Club, "Reference," n.d., pg. 4.
"Reviewer's Choice" [review of Sunlight Dialogues], Life, n.d., clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
Review of Mickelsson's Ghosts, Publishers Weekly, n.d., PC, 1 pg.
"Experiment Is Out, Concern Is In" [review of The Best American Short Stories], Elizabeth Spencer, source unknown, n.d., PC, 2 pgs, [2 copies].
Review of On Moral Fiction, David B. Carroll, source unknown, PC, 3 pgs.
Review of October Light, James R. Van Laan, source unknown, PC, 2 pgs.
Review of Jason and Medeia, Morris Dickstein, The New York Times Book Review, PC, 1 pg.
"Short Reviews: Books" [review of Jason and Medeia], Phoebe Adams, [The Atltantic], newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"'October Light' Shaded By Gimmicks and Gizmos," C.A.B., [Buffalo News ?], n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"An Adult Fairy Tale" [review of In The Suicide Mountains], Michael A. Hiltzik, source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Ex-Area Resident's Novel Acclaimed" [Sunlight Dialogues], source unknown [Batavia Daily News?], n.d., newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner At Worst and Best" [review of The Art of Living], Jeff Simon, source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner's Table Pounding Saps Intellectual Force" [review of On Moral Fiction], Jeff Simon, source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Passing Grade for Gardner's Prof" [review of Mickelsson's Ghosts], Charles A. Brady, source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Arts In My View" [review of October Light], Jon Lippincott, [Batavia Daily News?], n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
Review of The Art Of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers, John L'Heureux, The New York Times Book Review, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
Announcement regarding the publication of Sunlight Dialogues, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and The Larcada Gallery, TS, 4 pgs. [Includes photograph].
Announcement of New Directions edition of JG's October Light with new introduction by Tom Bissell, New Directions Publishing Corp., Date of Publication: October 27, 2005, http://www.ndpublishing.com/books/gardneroctoberlight.html. Including Amazon.com listing of paperback, November 30, 2007.8pp.
Announcement of New Directions edition of JG's The Sunlight Dialogues with new introduction by Charles Johnson, New Directions Publishing Corp., Date of Publication: November 2006, http://www.ndpublishing.com/books/gardnersunlight.html. Including Amazon.com listing of paperback with introduction, November 30, 2007. 10pp.
Announcement of New Directions edition of JG's Nickel Mountain with new introduction by William H. Gass, New Directions Publishing Corp., Date of Publication: October 2007, http://www.ndpublishing.com/books/gardnernickelmountain.html. Including Amazon.com listing of paperback with introduction, November 30, 2007. 8pp.
Announcement of New Directions website trailer for Nickel Mountain--excerpt from documentary about JG's life by sona dnd fimmaker Joel Gardner, http://www.ndpublishing.com/home.html, March 24, 2008. 2pp.
Folder 6. Miscellaneous Papers and Printed Material by and about Gardner:
Poems written by John Champlin Gardner, Jr.: "My Daddy Likes," "Thank You," and "Wishes," PC of TS, 1 pg.
Letters from Friends of the Rochester Public Library to its members announcing John Gardner as the recipient of the "Friends Annual Literary Award," [1975], TS, 1 pg.
Program for Friends of the Rochester Public Library Nineteenth Annual Literary Awar, honoring John Gardner, March 24, 1975, TS, 4 pgs.
Partial chronology of JG's life, also includes a partial bibliography of his works, [n.d. post 1977], TS 1 pg.
"The Sam Weber's Toyshop Miracle," L.M. Rosenberg and John Gardner, presented by the First Presbyterian Church, December 10 11, 1982, typed program.
Photograph of Gardner family. [Pictured (left to right): James Gardner (brother), Priscilla Gardner (mother), Wanda Gardner (wife of James), John Gardner Sr. (father), Sara (niece; Sandy's daughter), Amy (niece; Sandy's daughter), and Sandy Gardner (sister); taken at Aunt Lucy and Uncle George's home on N. Lyon St., Batavia, NY].
Folder 7. John Gardner Obituaries and Posthumous Tributes:
"Author John Gardner Dies In Motorcycle Crash," The New Orleans Times-Picayune / The States-Item, September 15, 1982, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
"Author John Gardner, 49 Killed in Cycle Crash," The Houston Post, September 15, 1982, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Genesee Region Mourns Death of Award-Winning Writer…" and "Batavia Native Dies in Motorcycle Crash," The Daily News, September 15, 1982, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner Killed," Democrat and Chronicle, September 15, 1982, newspaper clipping, 2 pg, and PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner, 48: Novelist and Poet: Teacher and Author Is Killed in Motorcycle Accident," David W. Dunlap, The New York Times, September 15, 1982, PC, 1 pg. [2 copies, second copy including additional obit and photograph]. [Includes photographs].
"Motorcycle Crash Kills Novelist Gardner, A Native of Batavia," Dawn Vrazo, Buffalo Courier Express, September 15, 1982, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Novelist John Gardner Killed in Motorcycle Accident," Buffalo Courier-Express, September 15, 1982, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Untimely Deaths," Buffalo Courier Express, September 15, 1982, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Writer John Gardner Dies in Crash," Leonard Greenwood, Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1982, PC, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"John C. Gardner Jr.," The Daily News, September 16, 1982, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"In Memoriam: Author John Gardner," radio editorial, Batavia Broadcasting Corporation WBTA, September 16, 1982, TS, 1 pg.
"Clinging to Dreams in an Exploding World," editorial, Democrat and Chronicle, September 16, 1982, PC, 1 pg, [2 copies].
"He Played French Horn Well, But a Boy Called 'Bud' Became a Writer," Joe Dowd, Democrat and Chronicle, September 16, 1982, PC, 1 pg, [2 copies]. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner Held On To Life," Ross Talarico, Chicago Tribune, September 18, 1982, PC, 1 pg.
"Obituary, John Gardner," The Times (London), September 18, 1982, Times database printout, 1 pg.
"He Had Big Plans: Gardner Saw As His Task Saving Novel From Novelists,"; Carlin Romano, The Hoston Post, September 19, 1982, PC, 3 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Novelist Gardner Was Table Banger," Jeff Simon, Buffalo Sun News, September 19, 1982, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Mourners Crowd Church for Gardner Funeral," Marilyn Pfalzer, The Daily News, September 20, 1982, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"600 Say Goodbye to John Gardner," Stephen Wigler, Democrat and Chronicle, September 20, 1982, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph]
John Gardner "A Trial By Fire For A Young Writer," Raymond Carver, Chicago Tribune, September 26, 1982, PC, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
JG death notice, Time, September 27, 1982, PC, 1 pg.
Mixed Bag: A Library Newsletter, November 1982, includes a tribute and article on JG, TS, 2 pg.
"John Gardner Didn't Forget: Church Presenting Its Benefit Play After All," Maureen Maas-Feary, source unknown [Daily News?], newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photographs of performers].
"John C. Gardner, 1933-1982," James Torrens, America, December 25, 1982, PC, 2 pgs.
"Fiction as Meditation," Herbert Mitgang, source unknown, [December, 1982], PC, 1 pg.
"John Gardner Reveals Keys to Writing and Life," Anatole Broyard, Democrat and Chronicle, May 15, 1983, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Includes photograph].
"Requiem for John Gardner," David Czuba, The Buffalo News, February 2, 1986, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Gardner Focus of Review," [James Gardner to speak about late JG], [Batavia Daily News, September 14, 1989], newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Readings Keep Author's Memory Alive, Batavia Celebrates John Gardner at Pok-A-Dot Event" Paul Mrozek, Batavia Daily News, October 2, 2003, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [front and verso]. [Includes photograph of event].
"A Life of Legendary Scope," Time Norris and "Gardner: A 'Thinker and a Philosopher'," Times-Union, n.d., PC, 1 pg. Note: only half of article. [Includes photograph].
"John Gardner's Final Chapter 'Real World … Works,'" Courier, n.d., newspaper clipping, 6 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner is Topic of Receptions," Maureen Maas-Feary, Daily News, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Photograph of Priscilla Gardner].
"John Gardner's Influence," Dan Winegar, [The Daily News], n.d., newspaper clipping, 2 pgs.
Folder 8. References to JG: [Arranged chronologically]
Reference to Gudgekin the Thistle Girl and Other Tales, from "Children's Literature" supplement to Collier's Yearbook and Merit Students Encyclopedia, 1977, pg 190, clipping, 1 pg.
"William H. Gass – A Mind Made Passionate" Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Quotes JG].
"Panic Among the Philistines: The Collapse of the Literary Establishment," Bryan F. Griffin, Harper's, August 1981, newspaper clipping, 8 pgs.
"Panic Among the Philistines: The Literary Vulgarians," Bryan F. Griffin, Harper's, September 1981, newspaper clipping, 8 pgs.
Review of Apples and Ashes: Culture, Metaphor, and Morality in the American Dream, by Ann-Janine Morey-Gaines, The Christian Century, November 17, 1982, PC, 2 pgs. [The title of Morey-Gaines book was inspired by a character reflection in JG's October Light].
"The Town That Books Built," Carlin Romano, Buffalo Evening News, July 3, 1983, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Ray Carver: Keeping It Short," Kay Bonetti, Saturday Review, September-October 1983, clipping, 3 pgs. [In this interview Carver refers to JG several times as his mentor and friend].
"By Any Other Name," Upstate Magazine, October 9, 1983, clipping, 2 pgs. [Mentions JG's 1977 biography of Chaucer].
"Live Writers Often More Entertaining Than Works," Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News, September 9, 1984, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Carver, Raymond" from 1984 Current Biography Yearbook, PC, 2 pgs.
"Hard At Work On The Written Word," Amy Biancolli, Albany Times Union, January 12, 1992, newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Quotes Gardner].
Excerpt from Richard Russo's Nobody's Fool [Random House, 1993], "Recommended Reading," David Liptak, Rochester Review, Spring-Summer 1995, clipping, 1 pg. [Liptak claims to read "everything I can get" by Gardner].
"Bread Loaf's Alumni; Feminism's Third Wave," "Letter to the editor," The New York Times Book Review, July 9, 1995, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Remembrance of JG at Bread Loaf by Askold Melnyczuk].
"Another Look at Work Habits of Top Writers," Dan Cryer, source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"Tribute to 'The General'" [Arkata Yegudkin], source unknown, n.d., clipping, 1 pg. [Quotes from JG's Redemption].
Title page and opening to "Chapter V" of Genesis: A Living Conversation [Bill Moyers, Doubleday, 1996], PC, 2 pgs. [Refers to JG's perspective on history].
"Some Gems in Gonzo's Trash," John Dieffenbach, [Times Union ?], n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg. [Paraphrases JG on short stories].
Letter to Saturday Review subscriber [Evelyn Cady] from Saturday Review, n.d., TS, 1 pg. [front and verso]. [The letter highlights reviews by "outstanding authors," including JG as a "practical" attribute of its publication].
"Another Side of the August Morrison," David Gates, Newsweek, September 1, 2003, clipping, 2 pgs. and electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
"Something Evil (Well, Maybe Tragically Misunderstood) This Way Comes," Edward Rothstein, The New York Times, July 24, 2006, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Uses Grendel as a symbol of evil in a discussion of David Frankfurter's Evil Incarnate (Princeton, 2006), an exploration of the use of the term "evil" and of alleging evil to events throughout history. Article does not specifically mention Gardner].
"Brush Up Your Chekhov," (review of Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose, 2006), Emily Barton, New York Times Book Review, August 27, 2006, newspaper clipping, 1 pg., and photocopy, 1 pg. [References JG's "Art of Fiction"].
Dragon Books, Catalogue 7, received by University of Rochester Rush Rhees Library Rare Books Special Collections Department January 29, 2007, pg.2. Reference to JG's "Dragon, Dragon," in introduction by Jay Penske, "...Today that store exists under the moniker "Dragon Books." The name originates from John Gardner's wonderful children's story, "Dragon, Dragon," which was the first book I ever read..." Including color print of cover of "Dragon, Dragon" on inside cover of catalogue.
"Gardner Papers: The Other Side of the Beowulf Story," Rochester Review [publication of the Office of Communications, University of Rochester], January-February 2008, pg.48. References JG's Grendel, includes color photograph of edited proof.
Between the Covers, dealer catalogue received by University of Rochester Rush Rhees Library Rare Books Special Collections Department May 2010. Item 11 is a manuscript of The Art of Fiction.
Between the Covers, No 4, dealer catalogue received by University of Rochester Rush Rhees Library Rare Books Special Collections Department 2011. Item 18 is "The John Gardner Collection of Nicholas Delbanco" the friend and literary executor of JG. Includes pictures of JG's inscriptions to Delbanco.
Folder 9. Gardner Papers Acquisition: [Arranged chronologically]
"University Acquires John Gardner's Papers," Biblio Talk, 15:1, March/April 1988, 2 pgs.
"Contents" page to Upstate Magazine, September 18, 1988, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph].
"Gardner's Ghosts," Upstate Magazine, September 18, 1988, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photograph - JG in front of tractor].
"The Gardner Dialogues," source unknown, [Fall 1988], clipping, 1 pg.
"Collection of Record: The One Place on Earth," Peter Dzwonkoski, New York – Pennsylvania Collector, July 1993, newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
"University Acquires John Gardner's Papers," source unknown, n.d., newspaper clipping, 1 pg.
Folder 10. "A Catalog of Materials in the John Gardner Collection," from Southern Illinois University, n.d., PC of TS, 41 pgs., 2 copies.
Folder 11. Reviews of John Gardner biography by Barry Silesky. John Gardner; The Life and Death of a Literary Outlaw (2004). [Arranged chronologically]
Publishers Weekly Reviews, October 27, 2003, pg. 51, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2003, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
"John Gardner: The Life and Death of a Literary Outlaw," review by Michele McGraw, Library Journal, 129:1, January 2004, pg. 111, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
The Booklist, January 1, 2004, review by Donna Seaman, pg. 809, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
New York Times Book Review, January 18, 2004, review by Sherie Poseorski, pg. 20, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
"Bringing Back John Gardner," [Interview with Barry Silesky], Publishers Weekly, February 2, 2004, interview by Claire Kirch, pgs. 54-55, PC, 2 pgs.
"Bringing Back John Gardner," [Interview with Barry Silesky], Publishers Weekly, February 2, 2004, interview by Claire Kirch, pgs. 54-55, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
"Bookmarks," The Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2004, review by Bill Kauffman, electronic database printout, 3 pgs.
The Weekly Standard, 9.25, March 8, 2004, review by John Wilson, pg. 37, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
"Literary Lives," The New Yorker, 80.7, April 5, 2004, pg. 79, electronic database, 1 pg.
Choice, 41.9, May 2004, pg. 1668, review by D.L. Hadaller, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
The Antioch Review, 62.3, Summer 2004, pg. 579, review by Jon Saari, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
School Library Journal, 50.9, September 2004, pg. 237, review by Matthew L. Moffett, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
Christianity and Literature, 54.3 Spring 2005, pg. 452-455, review by Michael McGehee, PC, 4 pgs.
"A Roaring Boy," Sewanee Review, 114.1, Winter 2006, pg. 16-18, review by Robert Lacy, electronic database printout, 2 pgs
Box 87
Grendel Theatrical and Motion Picture Productions: [Arranged by production, and then chronologically. See also oversize Box 51]
Folder 1. Article about and PC of playbill for Paul Mullin's adaptation, 2001.
Folder 2. Press releases, articles, and reviews of Taymor and Goldenthal Opera, Grendel (2005-May 2006): [Arranged chronologically]
"Los Angeles Premiere of Taymor/Goldenthal Opera Grendel to Feature Denyce Graves," January 17, 2005, Andante, web site printout.
"Graves' New World," [Soprano, Denyce Graves], "Talking Names," The Washington Times, January 17, 2005, web site printout.
Bettencourt, Scott. "Film Score," Film Score Monthly, January 21, 2005, web site printout.
Julie Taymor biography, Broadway the American Musical; Stars Over Broadway, web site printout, [printed February 1, 2005].
Gans, Andrew. "Casting Announced for Elliot Goldenthal-Julie Taymor Grendel," Playbill, April 15, 2005, web site printout.
"Julie Taymor," Sunday Morning, Radio National, May 6, 2005, web site printout.
"Elliot Goldenthal's First Opera, Grendel, to Receive N.Y. Premiere at 10th Anniversary Season of Lincoln Center Festival," [excerpt of a press release from Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, Inc.], June 24, 2005, web site printout.
"Grendel," LA Opera, June 24, 2005, web page printout.
Hope, Bradley. "Just Announced Lincoln Center Festival," The New York Sun, March 2, 2006, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
Pogrebin, Robin. "Lincoln Center's Summer Festival has 2 Beowulfs," The New York Times, March 2, 2006, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Handout announcing and describing Goldenthal's opera Grendel, [given out at the JG Conference, April 2006], TS, 2 pgs. [front and verso]
McGee, Celia. "Beowulf on Demand," The New York Times, April 30, 2006, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
"The Goldenthal Touch," Opera News, 7:11, May 2006, color photography, 1 pg. and electronic database printout, 1 pg.
Mattison, Ben. "Photo Journal: Behind the Scenes at LA Opera's Grendel," Playbill Arts, May 2, 2006, web page printout.
"LA Opera Presents World Premiere of Elliot Goldenthal's New Opera Grendel," LA Opera, May 9, 2006, web page printout.
Goldenthal, Elliot. "A Note from the Composer of Grendel," LA Opera, May 10, 2006, web page printout.
McClatchy, J.D. "A Note from Grendel Co-Librettist J.D. McClatchy," LA Opera, May 10, 2006, web page printout.
Taymor, Julie. "A Note from Director of Grendel," LA Opera, May 12, 2006, web page printout.
"Grendel Synopsis," LA Opera, May 19, 2006, web page printout.
Henderson, Evan. "Team Behind 'Lion King' Takes on L.A. Opera's 'Grendel,'" Press Telegram, May23, 2006, web page printout, 3 pgs.
Henderson, Evan. "'Lion King' Pair Make Beasts For 'Grendel' Opera," The Times Union (Albany, NY), May 25, 2006, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Haithman, Diane and Chris Pasles. "Beastly Computer Glitch Delays 'Grendel' Opera," Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2006, web page printout.
Hernandez, Ernio. "Taymor-Directed New Opera Grendel Delays Debut in LA for Technical Problem," Playbill, May 26, 2006, web page printout, 2 pgs.
Tommasini, Anthony. "At Los Angeles Opera, Questions and Costs Follow 'Grendel,'" The New York Times, May 27, 2006, clipping, 2 pgs; PC, 2 pgs; web page printout, 2 pgs.
Folder 3. Taymor and Goldenthal Opera, Grendel (May 2006 continued): [Arranged chronologically]
"Press Gallery" for Grendel, LA Opera, May 27, 2006, web page printout of 33 thumbnail photos from the production (Eric Owens as Grendel, Denyce Graves as The Dragon, Desmond Richardson as Beowulf, Laura Claycomb as Queen Wealtheow, Charles Robert Austin as King Hrothgar, Robert Croft as The Blind Harpist)
Thirty-three color print-outs (approx. 5" x 7.5") from the LA Opera web page Press Gallery (thumbnails described above)
Folder 4. Taymor and Goldenthal Opera, Grendel (June 2006): [Arranged chronologically]
"Grendel," LA Opera, Performances Magazine, June 2006. "Grendel," Alan Rich, Variety Review Database, June 2006, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
"Grendel," LA Opera, Performances Magazine, June 2006.
"Grendel," Alan Rich, Variety Review Database, June 2006, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
"Productions: Grendel," LA Opera, web page printout, [printed June 2, 2006].
Tindall, Blair; (Compiled by Ben Sisario). "'Grendel' Begins at Los Angeles Opera," New York Times, June 3, 2006, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
Mattison, Ben. "Grendel Opens After Delay Forced by Technical Problems," Playbill Arts, June 8, 2006, web page printout, 2 pgs.
Mattison, Ben. "Photo Journal: A Monster Premiere in Los Angeles," Playbill Arts, June 8, 2006, color web page printout, 2 pgs.
Gregson, Davidson. "World Premiere of Elliot Goldenthal's 'Grendel' in Los Angeles," Opera West, June 9, 2006, web page printout, 6 pgs.
Mermelstien, David. "Taymor's Flash Tops Goldenthal's Score in L.A. Opera 'Grendel,'" Bloomberg, June 9, [2006], web page printout, 2 pgs.
Spiegelman, Arthur. "Lavish New Opera 'Grendel' Garners Mixed Reviews," Reuters, June 10, 2006, web page printout, 2 pgs.
Kosman, Joshua. "Review: L.A. Opera Captures Savagery of Brilliant 'Grendel,'" San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 2006, web site printout, 3 pgs.
Ulrich, Allan. "grendel, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles," Financial Times, June 13, 2006, web page printout, 1 pg.
"'Grendel' Gets Going," Daily Variety, June 13, 2006, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
Shaner, Madeleine. "Grendel," The Hollywood Reporter, June 15, 2006, web page printout, 2 pgs.
Freeman, Chris. "Our Monsters, Ourselves," The Advocate, June 20, 2006. pg. 138-139, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
"Grendel: Transcendence Of The Great Big Bad," press information from Lincoln Center Production, computer printout, [Summer 2006], 4 pgs.
Downey, Charles T. "Summer Opera 2006: 'Grendel," ionarts, June 23, 2006, web page printout, 3 pgs.
Schweitzer, Vivien. "Los Angeles Opera Considers Reviving Grendel for 2007-2008," June 27, 2006, Playbill Arts, web page printout, 1 pg.
"The Monster In The Room. After Technical Woes - And Head Trauma - Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal Finally Get A Vietnam Allegory Onstage. Just In Time For Iraq," New York, July 3-10, 2006, pg. 102, color photocopy, 1 pg.
Rosenberg, Marion Lignana. "Fast Chat: Elliot Goldenthal and Julie Taymor," Newsday (New York), July 9, 2006, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Wakin, Daniel. "Never Mind the Monster, Watch Out for That Set," The New York Times, July 9, 2006.
Isacoff, Stuart. "The Beast Who Became An Opera," The New York Sun, July 10, 2006, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Scheck, Frank. "Epic Proportions; Lincoln Center Festival Goes For Size And Spectacle," The New York Post, July 10, 2006, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Staub, Mary. "Making 'Grendel' In Sets and Costumes," The New York Sun, July 10, 2006, electronic database printout, pg. 2.
Bambarger, Bradley. "The Monster's Perspective: A Compelling Middle, Uninspiring Ending for Area Premiere of 'Beowulf' Retelling," The Star Ledger, web page printout, 2 pgs.
Barnes, Clive. "Taymor Wows But 'Grendel' Hard To Swallow," The New York Post, July 13, 2006, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Kirshnit, Fred. "Major Production, Minor Show," The New York Sun, July 13, 2006, electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Rosenberg, Marion Lignana. "Opera Review: The Set Works Perfectly for Beowulf's Bete Noire," Newsday (New York), July 14, 2006, newspaper clipping, 1 pg; electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Steinberg, Martin. "'Grendel' Opera Is Dark, But Joyful," and "Taymor Began Work on 'Grendel' in 1984," [Batavia] Daily News, July 20, 2006, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs. [Includes photographs.]
Davis, Peter G. "Monster in A Box: Grendel's Visual Pleasures Can't Overcome a Blah Score That's All Pastiche," New York Magazine Classical Music Review, web page printout, [printed July 25, 2006]. [Color photograph].
Jorden, James. "Stunning More Than Soaring," Gay City News, 5:30, July 27 - August 2, 2006, web page printout, 2 pgs.
Rogers, Toby. "Grendel: Opera's Spinal Tap," Greenwich Village Gazette: The Night Owl, 6:26, July 28, 2006, web page printout, 3 pgs.
Shewney, Don. "Performance Diary," July 2006, web page printout, 3 pgs. [See pg. 2].
Kozlowski, Carl. "Great 'Grendel,'" Pasadena Weekly, web page printout, [printed August 1, 2006], 1 pg.
Nockin, Maria. "Vocally and Visually Spectacular," web page printout [mvdaily.com], [printed August 1, 2006], 2 pgs.
Wyszpoiski, Bondo. "Opera Review, Part I, Grendel" Easy Reader Story, web page printout, [printed August 1, 2006].
Ross, Alex. "What's Next?" The New Yorker, August 21, 2006, pgs. 88-89, full issue and PC, 2 pgs.
Folder 5. Lincoln Center Playbill, Festival 2006, July 10 - July 30, [pgs. 19-45]; 2 copies
Folder 6. Large Print Program, Grendel, Lincoln Center, Festival 2006, July 10 - July 30.
Folder 7. Braille Program, Grendel: Transcendence of the Great Big Bad, Lincoln Center 2006, July 11-16.
Folder 8. Beowulf Grendel Movie Production:
"Beowulf Rides Again," Macleans, Vol. 119, No. 11, March 13, 2006, pgs. 76-78, electronic database printout, 3 pgs.
"Beowulf Grendel," Variety, Vol. 400, No. 9, October 17-23, 2005, pg. 48, electronic database printout, 1 pg.
"Politically Aware 'Beowulf' May Miss An Ancient Delight: Terror," New York Times, July 4, 2006, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs; and electronic database printout, 2 pgs.
Box 88
Novels, Short Stories, and Reviews by JG:
Folder:
Folder 1. The King's Indian, master set of galley proofs, marked copy, dated April 23, 1974 and signed by Nancy Etheredge on May 13, 1974, 165 galley pgs.; also "A Note on the Type," TS with MS editing, 1 pg.
Folder 2. "King Gregor And The Fool," The Atlantic, May 1974, [See pgs. 61-66].
Folder 3. "The Finest King," [review of The Golden Dragon: Alfred the Great and His Times by Alf J. Mapp, Jr.], Harper's, April 1975, [see pgs. 104-105].
Reviews of JG:
Folder 4. "Quest for a Birdbath," [review of Sunlight Dialogues], Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek, January 8, 1973, [pgs. 63-64].
Folder 5. "Short Reviews of Books,"[review of Nickel Mountain], Phoebe Adams, The Atlantic, February 1974, [pg. 96].
Folder 6. "American Gothic," [review of The King's Indian], Paul Gray, Time, December 30, 1974, [pg. 56].
Open Road Integrated Media
Folder 7. Pull list for Open Road Integrated Media: Highest Priority
Box 89 [oversized]
Folder 1. Lincoln Center Playbill, Festival 2006, July 10 - July 30; 2 copies.
Folder 2. "Never Mind the Monster, Watch Out for That Set," [Grendel Opera], Daniel Wakin, New York Times, July 9, 2006, newspaper clipping, 2 pages; print advertisement for the Lincoln Center Festival Production 2006; [2 copies].
Folder 3. "Monster Inc.: Inside a Sensitive, Suffering Soul," [Grendel Opera], Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, July 13, 2006, newspaper clipping, 2 pgs; and newspaper section "E."
Folder 4. "Between the Lines: John Gardner Raided the Castle of American Fiction, a Bit Like Grendel," David Stanton, The Washington Post Book World, July 16-22, 2006, newspaper, [see page 15]; two photocopies [one enlarged], pg. 15, 2 pgs.
Folder 5. "LA Opera Does The Monster Mash," Phil Gallo, Variety, May 22-28, 2006, [see pg. 57].
Folder 6. "Grendel, Transcendence of The Great Big Bad," Variety, June 19-25, 2006, [see pg. 49].
Box 90
T-Shirt from the World Premiere of Grendel, LA Opera, 2006.
Unnumbered boxes:
Large white flatbox: Denim jacket worn by JG during fatal accident.
Large white flatbox: Leather jacket worn by JG during fatal accident.
Folder White record storage box: Motorcycle helmet worn by JG during fatal accident.
Flat File:
Painting in oil, children, many with Christmas gifts, walking toward a well-lit farmhouse at night, n.d. Large canvas tacked around wooden frame.


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