Christopher Isherwood Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Sara S. Hodson with April Cunningham, Alison Dinicola, Gayle M. Richardson, Natalie Russell, and Rebecca Tuttle.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Christopher Isherwood Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1864-1997
Bulk dates: 1925-1985
Collection Number: CI 1 - 4085; FAC 1346-1397
Creator: Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986.
Extent: approximately 3,000 items.
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection contains the papers of British-American writer Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986), chiefly dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. Consisting of scripts, literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, audio-visual material, and Isherwood’s library, the archive is an exceptionally rich resource for research on Isherwood, as well as W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender and others. Subjects documented in the collection include homosexuality and gay rights, pacifism, and Vedanta.
Language: English.

Access

The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department, with two exceptions:
  • The series of Isherwood’s daily diaries, which are closed until January 1, 2030. These sealed diaries are not listed in the finding aid. Expurgated texts of these diaries have been edited and published by Katherine Bucknell. (Please see Selected Bibliography in this finding aid for citations.) Other diaries are available for research and are itemized in the Container List, below.
  • Scholars’ essays and letters addressed to Christopher Isherwood or to Don Bachardy after 1975 are closed for 30 years after their dates. This material is listed, along with opening dates, at the end of this finding aid.

Use Restrictions

Letters and manuscripts by W. H. Auden may be seen but may not be photocopied without written permission from the Auden literary executor, Edward Mendelson. In no case will permission be granted to copy all of the letters or manuscripts. His permission must also be obtained in order to quote from or publish any of the Auden items.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

The literary rights for Isherwood are owned by Don Bachardy, 145 Adelaide Drive, Santa Monica, California 90402.
The literary rights for others in the collection are owned by the appropriate parties, e.g., the rights for Auden are owned by Edward Mendelson, those for Spender are owned by Lady Spender, etc. Please contact the Huntington’s Curator of Literary Manuscripts with any questions.
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Christopher Isherwood Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

The majority of the collection was acquired as a combination gift and purchase from Don Bachardy in April, 1999. (Accession nos. 1965 and 1966)
Additional material has been acquired from the following sources:
  • A Talk with Christopher Isherwood: transcription of an interview, 1977. Gift of Robin French, August 26, 1999. (Accession no. 1995)
  • Letters between Christopher Isherwood and Stanley P. Friedman, 1951. Purchased from Stanley P. Friedman, September 10, 1999. (Accession no. 1999)
  • File concerning Christopher Isherwood’s lectureship at California State University, Los Angeles, 1959-1962. Gift of Don Dewey, December 29, 1999. (Accession no. 2022)
  • Additional correspondence to Isherwood and drafts of Christopher and His Kind. Gift of Don Bachardy, July 21, 2000. (Accession no. 2641)
  • An extensive file of photographs. Gift of Don Bachardy, July 21, 2000.
  • Contact prints of photographs of Christopher Isherwood, taken during the last weeks of his life by Wayne Shimabukuro. Gift of Mr. Shimabukuro, 1999.
  • Photographs of Christopher Isherwood, by Florence Homolka. Purchased from Roland Jaeger, May, 2000 (Accession no. 2050) and June, 2002 (Accession no. 2160).
  • The World in the Evening: final draft, with corrections, plus drafts of Christopher and His Kind and portions of Down There on a Visit, all from the estate of Dodie Smith, purchased by the Library Collectors’ Council and the Parsons Foundation, March 2003. (Accession no. 2207)
  • Ten CDs of interviews broadcast over KPFA radio, 1962-1977. Gift of Pacifica Radio Archives, April 18, 2003. (Accession no. 2214)
  • Photograph of Don Bachardy, taken by Marilyn Sanders, 1991. Gift of Romaine Ahlstrom, April 24, 2003. (Accession no. 2218)
  • Photograph of W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood by Carl Van Vechten, February 6, 1939. Purchased from James Cummins Bookseller, Catalog 86, lot 3, December, 2003. (Accession no. 2640) CI 4079.
  • Five letters from Christopher Isherwood to Ingmar Bjorksten, 1957-1964. Purchased from Michael Silverman Autographs, London, December, 2003. (Accession no. 2639) CI 4080-4084.
  • Photograph of Isherwood, taken by Leigh A. Wiener, April, 1984. Gift of Murray J. Smith, May 4, 2004. (Accession no. 2271)
  • CD of interview with Brian Finney, September 5, 1976. Gift of Brian Finney, August 29, 2004. (Accession no. 2280)
  • Audiotape of lecture by Isherwood, April 12, 1973. Gift of Robert Potter, July 19, 2004. (Accession no. 2307)
  • The Memorial: autograph final draft, with corrections. From Philip Spender, purchased by the Library Collectors’ Council, January, 2006. (Accession no. 2358)
The source and date of acquisition for all the above additions to the collection are noted on the individual folders.

Biographical Note

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was born on August 26, 1904, in Cheshire, England, the son of Frank and Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood. He attended Repton School, 1919-1922, and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1924-1925. He went to Berlin in 1929 to visit W. H. Auden and remained, intermittently, for the next four years. In 1939 he immigrated to the United States, settling in Santa Monica, California. From 1954 until his death on January 4, 1986, Isherwood lived with his companion Don Bachardy.
During his years in California, Isherwood wrote for MGM studios, he was a guest lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, at University of California, Santa Barbara, and other colleges, and he was active in the Vedanta Society.
The author of plays, screenplays, novels and nonfiction, Isherwood created works that transcend classification in their combination of autobiographical and imaginative elements. His novels include The Berlin Stories, based on the years he lived in Berlin and adapted as the play I Am a Camera and as the musical Cabaret, Prater Violet (1945), The World in the Evening (1954), Down There On a Visit (1962), A Single Man (1964), and A Meeting by the River (1967). Among his autobiographical and nonfiction works are Lions and Shadows: An Education in the Twenties (1938), Journey to War (with W. H. Auden, 1939), Kathleen and Frank (1971), and My Guru and His Disciple (1980).
Isherwood’s autobiographical work, Christopher and His Kind (1976), provided new information about his life, particularly his sexual preference. He became known as an outspoken advocate of gay rights, speaking and writing widely on the subject.

Select Bibliography

  • Berg, James J. and Chris Freeman, eds. Conversations with Christopher Isherwood (Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi, 2001).
  • Berg, James J. and Chris Freeman, eds. The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000).
  • Colletta, Lisa, ed. Kathleen and Christopher: Christopher Isherwood’s Letters to His Mother (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005).
  • Contemporary Authors (New Revision Series) vol. 35: 238-242.
  • Isherwood, Christopher. Diaries: Volume I, 1939-1960, edited by Katherine Bucknell (New York: HarperFlamingo, Michael DiCapua Books, 1997).
  • Isherwood, Christopher. Lost Years: A Memoir, 1945-1951, edited by Katherine Bucknell (New York: HarperCollins, 2000).
  • Kulkarni, H.B. Stephen Spender Works and Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1976).
  • Lago, Mary. Calendar of the Letters of E.M. Forster (London and New York: Mansell Publishing Limited, 1985).
  • Lago, Mary and P.N. Furbank, eds. Selected Letters of E.M. Forster, 2 vols. (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1983-1985).
  • Page, Norman. Auden and Isherwood: The Berlin Years (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998).
  • Spender, Stephen. Letters to Christopher: Stephen Spender’s Letters to Christopher Isherwood, 1929-1939, ed. Lee Bartlett (Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1980).
  • White, James and William H. White. Christopher Isherwood: A Bibliography of his Personal Papers (Montrose, AL: Texas Center for Writers Press, 1987).

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of British-American writer Christopher Isherwood, chiefly dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. Consisting of scripts, literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, ephemera, audio-visual material, and Isherwood’s library, the archive is an exceptionally rich resource for research on Isherwood, as well as W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender and others. Subjects documented in the collection include homosexuality and gay rights, pacifism, and Vedanta.
Scripts
The majority of scripts are by Isherwood, and there are quite a few collaborative efforts, e.g., Below the Equator and Jacob’s Hands with Aldous Huxley; and Frankenstein, A Meeting By the River and other titles with Don Bachardy.
There are also drafts of the early Auden-Isherwood collaborations The Dog Beneath the Skin and The Enemies of a Bishop.
Literary Manuscripts
The archive includes manuscripts for most of Isherwood’s works. The largest exception is the manuscripts for The Berlin Stories, which are not present. High points include multiple drafts for A Single Man, The World in the Evening, Down There On a Visit, Christopher and His Kind, A Meeting By the River, The Memorial, and My Guru and His Disciple.
Isherwood’s “Writing Notebook” (CI 1158) is very rich, containing long series of notes on the writing of The World in the Evening and Down There On a Visit. For example, he spent seven years working and re- working The World in the Evening, a process that included many conversations about the novel with his friends Dodie Smith and Alec Beesley. The “Writing Notebook” includes accounts of those conversations, in addition to notes reflecting his own thoughts about writing the novel.
An extensive series of notes for lecture that Isherwood presented at universities in southern California contains highly important information on Isherwood’s views on literature, Vedanta, and his own place in 20th-century letters.
Isherwood and W.H. Auden enjoyed a deep, life-long friendship and, beginning in their youth, they exchanged thoughts about literature and their reactions to one another’s writings. Isherwood exerted a profound effect on Auden’s poems, suggesting alterations on many occasions. Because of Isherwood and Auden’s close literary interaction, Auden gave many poems to Isherwood. These verses, some unpublished, are in the Isherwood Papers, along with an extraordinary notebook containing drafts of early Auden poetry (some unpublished).
Of special note is the journal that Isherwood and Auden kept jointly on their trip to Asia in 1938, later published as Diary of a Trip to Asia.
Correspondence
The collection is rich in letters to Isherwood, most notably from W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender. The Auden letters are superb and, together with poetry manuscripts, form a body of original material that is equaled only by the manuscripts held in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library.
The letters from Stephen Spender are excellent and form a long body of communication about literary and editorial matters, both his own and Isherwood’s. Spender sold Isherwood’s letters to the Bancroft Library, so the two halves of the correspondence are housed in northern and southern California.
A superb series of letters from E.M. Forster bespeaks the closeness of his friendship with Isherwood, as well as his position as mentor to the younger writer, who greatly admired the older writer. In addition to literary and social matters, Forster’s letters include descriptions of the effects of bombing on England during World War Two. Most notably, several letters address Forster’s request that Isherwood oversee publication of Maurice after Forster’s death.
Correspondence from other major literary figures includes letters by Truman Capote, Somerset Maugham, J.D. Salinger, Gore Vidal, and Tennessee Williams.
An extensive series of letters from dance impresario Lincoln Kirstein fully and wittily documents his time in the military, stationed in Germany during the Second World War.
The longest set of letters by Isherwood is the series to his mother, which are long and filled with important information about his activities and his thoughts. These letters have been published: Colletta, Lisa, ed., Kathleen and Christopher: Christopher Isherwood’s Letters to His Mother (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005). Apart from this series, the collection contains relatively few letters by Isherwood.
Photographs
There are about 1,800 photographs in the collection, chiefly depicting Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy. The majority of the photographs are the work of professional photographers and therefore under copyright, so researchers wishing to publish or make use of them must seek the appropriate permission. A database of the photographs is available, and thumbnails of the pictures are being added whenever the opportunity arises.
Ephemera
Among the ephemera are flyers and publicity for the Auden-Isherwood collaborations, for productions of Cabaret, and for stagings of adaptations of Isherwood’s novels. There are also Isherwood’s datebooks and address books, published interviews, clippings by and about Isherwood, about his writings, and about others, and miscellaneous printed material. There is also important material that documents homosexuality and the gay rights movement.
Audio-visual Material [In process]
Audio tapes include lectures by Isherwood. Videos include interviews with Isherwood by Dick Cavett and Arianna Stephanopoulos (now Huffington), plus a 1986 tribute prepared by the BBC. This material is currently being transferred to digital format.

Note

Cataloger's Note
Many letters and manuscripts include annotations (usually in pencil) of dates or other information added by Isherwood late in his life.

Related materials in the Huntington Library

Arrangement

The collection consists of the following series:
  • 1. Scripts
  • 2. Literary manuscripts and correspondence
  • 3. Addenda (consisting of literary manuscripts and correspondence) [IN PROCESS]
  • 4. Photographs
  • 5. Ephemera
  • 6. Audio recordings and videotapes [IN PROCESS]
  • 7. Restricted materials
The collection is processed to the item level, e.g., there is one item per folder, and each folder has a unique call number.

Added Entries and Subject Headings

Additional Guides

An index of the important subjects and added entries, e.g., joint authors, important addressees, and the like, for this collection is available in PDF form:

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 -- Correspondence.
Bachardy, Don, 1934--- Correspondence.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976 -- Correspondence.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 -- Correspondence.
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 -- Correspondence.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000 -- Correspondence.
Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 -- Correspondence.
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 -- Archives.
Harris, Julie -- Correspondence.
Heard, Gerald, 1889-1971 -- Correspondence.
Hockney, David -- Correspondence.
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 -- Correspondence.
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996 -- Correspondence.
Lehmann, John, 1907-1987 -- Correspondence.
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 -- Correspondence.
Plomer, William, 1903-1973 -- Correspondence.
Prabhavananda, Swami, 1893-1976 -- Correspondence.
Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010 -- Correspondence.
Smith, Dodie, 1896-1990 -- Correspondence.
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 -- Correspondence.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Correspondence.
Upward, Edward -- Correspondence.
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012 -- Correspondence.
Viertel, Berthold -- Correspondence.
Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987 -- Correspondence.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Vedanta Society.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Archives.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives.
British Americans -- Archives.
Gay authors -- Great Britain -- Archives.
Gay authors -- United States -- Archives.
Hinduism -- United States.
Hinduism in literature.
Male homosexuality.
Male homosexuality in literature.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British.
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933 -- Sources.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Sources.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Sources.

Forms/Genres

Audiotapes.
Diaries -- 20th century.
Ephemera.
Letters -- (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Manuscripts for publication.
Personal papers -- United States -- 20th century.
Photographs.
Videotapes.

Contributors

Bachardy, Don, 1934- former owner.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank.
Bradshaw-Isherwood, Kathleen, 1868-1960.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000.
Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.
Harris, Julie.
Heard, Gerald, 1889-1971.
Hockney, David.
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Huxley, Laura Archera.
Huxley, Maria.
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996.
Lehmann, John, 1907-1987.
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.
Plomer, William, 1903-1973.
Prabhavananda, Swami, 1893-1976.
Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010.
Smith, Dodie, 1896-1990.
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
Stravinsky, Vera.
Upward, Edward.
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012.
Viertel, Berthold.
Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.


Collection Contents

 

Scripts

Physical Description: 9 boxes

Arrangement

The scripts are filed alphabetically by author and sub-arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1

Scripts, A-Isherwood (The Adventures …)

 

CI 1. Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. The Chase: play. 1934.

Carbon copy (typewritten), with the author’s autograph notes, and typewritten and autograph corrections).
 

CI 2. Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Dog Beneath the Skin: script for a musical. 1974, Aug.

Phot. copy. Music and lyrics by J. Raymond Henderson; joint authors of book: Burgess Meredith, 1908-, and Elsa Lanchester, 1902-.
 

CI 3. Auden, W. H. (Wystan High), 1907-1973, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Enemies of a Bishop, or, Die When I Say When: A Morality in Four Acts: play. 1931-1932.

Typewritten. With Auden’s autograph notes and corrections.
 

CI 4. Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Life of an American: screenplay: film treatment. 1938-1939?.

Typewritten.
 

CI 5. Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. Paid on Both Sides: script (first version of play). 1928.

Typewritten. With the author’s autograph notes corrections.
 

CI 6. Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. Paid on Both Sides: script (second version of play). 1928.

Typewritten. With the author’s autograph corrections and inscribed by Auden to Isherwood. Also inscribed by Auden to C. (Cecil) Day-Lewis, 1904-1972.
 

CI 7.  Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963. The Knights of the Round Table: script.

In Oversize Box.
 

CI 8. Fodor, Ladislaus, 1898-, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Great Sinner: script. 1949, Oct. 1.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Also: carbon copy of script changes, 1948, Dec. 18.
 

CI 9. Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Below the Equator: story treatment. 1949.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 10. Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Jacob’s Hands: story treatment. 1944.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). With note by Isherwood that part of this was made into a radio play and performed April 13, 1956, by the CBS radio workshop.
 

CI 11. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God: script (draft). 1968, Feb. 20.

Carbon copy (typewritten). Also: script insertions and additions (typewritten, with autograph notes). Adapted from a story by Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950.
 

CI 12. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God: script. 1968.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from a story by Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950.
Box 2

Scripts, Isherwood (The Adventures …–The Beautiful and Damned)

 

CI 13. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God: script. 1968, Sept.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Adapted from a story by Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950.
 

CI 14. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her search for God: script. Mimeograph copy (typewritten). 1968, Sept.

Adapted from a story by Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950.
 

CI 15. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (index of scenes). 1975, Mar. 3-16.

Typewritten. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 16. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (outline). 1975, Mar. 28-Apr. 11.

Typewritten. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 17. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (outline). 1975, Apr. 21.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 18. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (tape version). 1975, Apr.

Typewritten. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 19. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (draft pages, first group). 1975, Apr.

Typewritten. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 20. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (draft pages, second group). 1975, Apr.

Typewritten. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 21. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (draft pages. Third group). 1975, Apr.

Typewritten. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 22. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (draft pages, fourth group). 1975, Apr.

Typewritten. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 23. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (line notes). 1975.

A.MS. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 24. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (shooting script). Aug. 20.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 25. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (first draft). June 24.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
Box 3

Scripts, Isherwood (The Beautiful and Damned–A Christmas Carol)

 

CI  26. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (first draft, with corrections). July 22.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Also: autograph and typewritten pages of corrections and insertions. Plus an autograph draft letter from Isherwood to Douglas Cramer, 1975. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 27. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (first draft). July 22.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 28. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Beautiful and Damned: screenplay (shooting script). Aug. 20.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Also: autograph notes of script changes. Adapted from the novel by F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, 1896-1940.
 

CI 29. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. Cabaret: screenplay (notes). 1969, Mar. 29 – May 30.

Typewritten.
 

CI 30. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. Cabaret: screenplay (early treatment). 1969, June 8.

Typewritten.
 

CI 31. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. Cabaret: screenplay (early treatment). 1969, June 8.

Typewritten.
 

CI 32. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. Cabaret: screenplay (early treatment). 1969, June 8.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 33. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. A Christmas Carol: screenplay (notes). 1967, Sept.

A.MS. and typewritten. Also: three pages from an early treatment? Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, 1812-1870.
 

CI 34. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. A Christmas Carol: screenplay (treatment). 1967, Nov.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, 1812-1870.
 

CI 35. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. A Christmas Carol: screenplay (notes). 1967, Dec. 19.

Typewritten. Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, 1812-1870.
 

CI 36. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. A Christmas Carol: screenplay (first draft). 1968, Jan. 17.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, 1812-1870.
 

CI 37. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. A Christmas Carol: screenplay (final version). 1968, June 15.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Also: autograph notes on the screenplay. Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, 1812-1870.
Box 4

Scripts, Isherwood (The Day's Journey–Frankenstein)

 

CI 38. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Day’s Journey: screenplay (ideas for a film). 1950, Dec. 21.

Typewritten. Also: supplementary notes by Jim Charlton.
 

CI 39. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Diane: screenplay. 1954, Sept. 7.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 40. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Diane: screenplay (first audience preview report). 1954, Oct. 5.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 41. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Erdgeist, [and] Pandora: outlines. [1968].

A.MS.
 

CI 42. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (synopsis). 1971, Feb. 6.

Typewritten. Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 43. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (story treatment). 1971, Feb. 14.

Typewritten. Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 44. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (story treatment). 1971, Mar?

Typewritten. Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 45. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (story outline). 1971, Apr. 11.

Typewritten. Partly photocopy. Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 46. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (screen treatment: corrected copy). 1971, Apr. 13.

Typewritten. Partly photocopy. Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 47. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (revised screen treatment). 1971, Apr. 26.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 48. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (first draft). 1971, Aug. 18.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 49. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (second draft). 1971, Sept. 21.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
Box 5

Scripts, Isherwood (Frankenstein–The Lady from the Land ...)

 

CI  50. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (script notes). 1972, June 1.

A.MS. Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 51. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (notes for a future rewrite). 1972, May 31.

A.MS. Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 52. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (third draft). 1972, June 1.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 53. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (final text). 1973, Jan. 31.

Photocopy (typewritten). Also: eight loose pages from script. Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 54. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. Frankenstein: The True Story: screenplay (notes). A.MS. 1971-1973.

Adapted from the story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1851.
 

CI 55. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. I, Claudius: screenplay. 1969, Oct. 30.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from two novels by Robert Graves, 1895-.
 

CI 56. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Jean-Christophe: script (first draft continuity). 1957, June 10.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Also; Jean-Christophe: A Summary.
 

CI 57. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Lady from the Land of the Dead: screenplay (notes). 1972, Apr.-June.

Typewritten and A.MS.
 

CI 58. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Lady from the Land of the Dead: screenplay (early story treatment and notes). 1972, June-July.

Typewritten.
 

CI 59. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Lady from the Land of the Dead: screenplay (first draft outline). 1972, July 26.

Photocopy (typewritten). Also: interoffice memo from Hunt Stromberg to Isherwood and Bachardy, Oct. 25, 1972.
 

CI 60. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Lady from the Land of the Dead: screenplay (first draft outline). 1972, July 26.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 61. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Lady from the Land of the Dead: screenplay (treatment). 1972, Aug. 1.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 62. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Lady from the Land of the Dead: screenplay (treatment). 1972, Aug. 1.

Photocopy (typewritten).
Box 6

Scripts, Isherwood (The Lady from the Land–A Meeting …)

 

CI 63. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Lady from the Land of the Dead: screenplay (first draft). 1972, Sept.?

Typewritten. Also: five pages of autograph script changes.
 

CI 64. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Lady from the Land of the Dead: screenplay (first draft). 1973, Mar. 1.

Photocopy (typewritten). Also: note from George Santoro’s secretary, returning the script, Mar. 5, 1973.
 

CI 65. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Loved One: screenplay (notes). 1964.

Carbon copy (typewritten). Autograph note by Isherwood at top of first page: dictated by Tony Richardson. Also: publicity envelope. Adapted from the novel by Evelyn Waugh, 1903-1966.
 

CI 66. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Loved One: screenplay (research). 1964.

Photocopy (typewritten). Also: clipping. Adapted from the novel by Evelyn Waugh, 1903-1966.
 

CI 67. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Loved One: screenplay. 1964, June 2.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by Evelyn Waugh, 1903-1966.
 

CI 68. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Loved One: screenplay. 1964, July 21.

Photocopy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by Evelyn Waugh, 1903-1966.
 

CI 69. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (early draft). 1968, Sept.

Typewritten.
 

CI 70. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (early first draft). 1968, Sept.

Typewritten.
 

CI 71. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (first draft). 1968, Oct. 1.

Typewritten.
 

CI 72. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (first draft, with revisions). 1968, Dec. 1.

Typewritten and partly photocopy.
Box 7

Scripts, Isherwood (A Meeting…–The Monsters)

 

CI 73. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (early script revisions). ca. 1968.

Typewritten.
 

CI 74. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (notes). 1969, Jan.

A.MS.
 

CI 75. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (early draft). 1969, Oct.

Typewritten.
 

CI 76. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (second draft). 1969, Dec.

Typewritten.
 

CI 77. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (original copy with cuts). 1969, Dec.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 78. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script. 1970, Jan.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 79. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script. 1970, Jan.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 80. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script (revised copy). 1970, Feb. 28.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 81. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. A Meeting by the River: script. 1970, May 12.

Photocopy (typewritten). Title page signed by the actors from the Mark Taper Forum performance. Autograph note by Isherwood on title page: “First performances: Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, April 26th – April 30th, 1972.”
 

CI 82. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Miracle: screenplay (notes). 1944, May.

Carbon copy (typewritten). Autograph note on first page by Isherwood: “Ideas for filming it – with Aldous Huxley.”
 

CI 83.  Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Monkey: script (story notes). 1972, Aug. 22-23.

Typewritten and A.MS. Adapted from the story by Ch’eng-en Wu, ca.1500-ca.1582.
 

CI 84. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Monsters: script (early draft). ca. 1959.

Typewritten. Also: additional script pages for Act III.
 

CI 85. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Monsters: script (first carbon). ca. 1959.

Carbon copy (typewritten).
 

CI 86. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Monsters: script (second carbon). ca. 1959.

Carbon copy (typewritten).
 

CI 87. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Monsters: script. ca. 1959.

Typewritten.
 

CI 88. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Bachardy, Don, 1934-. The Monsters: script. ca. 1959.

Typewritten.
Box 8

Scripts, Isherwood (My Brother Cain–The Vacant Room)

 

CI 89. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. My Brother Cain: screenplay (story treatment). ca.1960?

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Also: four pages of corrections and additions. Adapted from the story by Giuseppe De Fina.
 

CI 90. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Nazi: screenplay (story treatment). ca. 1940?

Typewritten. Autograph note by Isherwood: “film project with Berthold Viertel.”
 

CI 91. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Reflections in a Golden Eye: screenplay (notes). 1964, Aug. 26.

Typewritten and A.MS. Adapted from the novel by Carson McCullers, 1917-1967.
 

CI 92. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Reflections in a Golden Eye: screenplay (pages rejected from earlier draft). 1964.

Carbon copy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by Carson McCullers, 1917-1967.
 

CI 93. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Reflections in a Golden Eye: screenplay (carbon). 1964, July 27.

Carbon copy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by Carson McCullers, 1917-1967.
 

CI 94. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Reflections in a Golden Eye: screenplay. 1964, July 27.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by Carson McCullers, 1917-1967.
 

CI 95. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Rosmersholm: script (first story outline). ca. 1950?

Carbon copy (typewritten). Adapted from Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906.
 

CI 96. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Rosmersholm: script (story treatment). ca.1950?

Carbon copy (typewritten). Adapted from Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906.
 

CI 97. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Rosmersholm: script (scene breakdown). ca.1950?

Carbon copy (typewritten). Adapted from Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906.
 

CI 98. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Sailor from Gibraltar: screenplay. 1964, Oct. 14.

Carbon copy (typewritten). Adapted from the novel by Marguerite Duras.
 

CI 99. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Sleeping Beauty: screenplay (ideas for a film). 1959, Nov. 21.

Typewritten.
 

CI 100. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Laughton, Charles, 1889-1962. Socrates play: script (outline and speech). ca.1960-1962.

Carbon copy (typewritten).
 

CI 101. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Laughton, Charles, 1889-1962. Socrates play: script. ca.1960-1962.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 102. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Spy story: screenplay (notes). 1939, Nov. 24.

Typewritten and A.MS. Also: Warning to the German People (typewritten), 1 p.
 

CI 103. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Spy story: screenplay (outline). 1939, Nov. 25.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 104. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Spy story: screenplay (notes and changes on spy story outline). 1939, Dec. 1.

Typewritten. Also: carbon copy.
 

CI 105. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Spy story: screenplay (suggestions for a new spy story outline). 1939, Dec. 11.

Carbon copy (typewritten).
 

CI 106. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Spy story: screenplay (new set-up for spy story as outlined to Mr. Goldwyn . . .). 1939, Dec. 15.

Carbon copy (typewritten).
 

CI 107. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Up at the Villa: script. 1945, Sept. 29.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 108. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Vacant Room: script (outline). 1950.

Typewritten.
Box 8

Scripts, Isherwood (The Vacant Room)–Spender and unidentified

 

CI 109. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, and Lambert, Gavin.

The Vacant Room: script (short synopsis).
1950.

Typewritten.
 

CI 110. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Vacant Room: script (long synopsis). 1950.

Typewritten.
 

CI 111. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Wayfarer: script (file copy). 1955, Oct. 3.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 112. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Wayfarer: script. 1955, Oct. 3.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 113. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Wise Guy: screenplay (synopsis). [pre-1950?]

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 114. Lambert, Gavin, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Emily Ermangarde: screenplay. ca. 1957.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten). Also: early screenplay treatment (typewritten), and notes and ideas for episodes (typewritten and A.MS.).
 

CI 115. Samuels, Lesser, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The Easiest Thing in the World: script (story treatment). 1949.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 116. Samuels, Lesser, and Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Judgment Day in Pittsburgh: script (story treatment). 1947.

Mimeograph copy (typewritten).
 

CI 117. Sapinsley, Alvin. Beulah and Bud: script (outline). 1974, Sept. 16.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

CI 118. Spender, Stephen, 1909-. The Corporal: script. 1977.

In Oversize Box.
 

CI 119. Spender, Stephen, 1909-. The Golden Bowl: script, carbon copy (typewritten). ca. 1945?

Adapted from the novel by Henry James, 1843-1916.
 

CI 120. Spender, Stephen, 1909-, and Nabokov, Nicolas, 1903-. Rasputin’s End: libretto: opera in 3 acts. ca. 1945?

 

FAC 1346. --------. Mannequin: script (story treatment). 1970, June 29.

Photocopy (typewritten).
 

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence

Physical Description: 76 boxes and 1 oversize folder

Arrangement

The literary manuscripts and correspondence are filed alphabetically by author. For each author, literary manuscripts (arranged alphabetically by title) precede correspondence (arranged alphabetically by addressee, sub-arranged chronologically). Two boxes of oversized folders and an extra-oversized folder follow at the end of this series. For all oversized folders, dummy sheets have been placed in their regular location in the main alphabetical sequence.

Additional Guides

An itemized inventory of the literary manuscripts and correspondence is available in PDF form:
Box 10

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Academy–Auden, Constance

Box 11

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Auden, W.H. (Manuscripts: After–Frost)

Conditions of Use

Letters and manuscripts by W. H. Auden may be seen but may not be photocopied, quoted from, or published without written permission from the Auden literary executor. Please see the Curator of Literary Manuscripts for more information.
Box 12

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Auden, W.H. (Manuscripts: Gen'lemen–Stone)

Conditions of Use

Letters and manuscripts by W. H. Auden may be seen but may not be photocopied, quoted from, or published without written permission from the Auden literary executor. Please see the Curator of Literary Manuscripts for more information.
Box 13

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Auden, W.H. (Manuscripts: Sun–Yes and Correspondence to Auden, C.–Isherwood, 1926–1931)

Conditions of Use

Letters and manuscripts by W. H. Auden may be seen but may not be photocopied, quoted from, or published without written permission from the Auden literary executor. Please see the Curator of Literary Manuscripts for more information.
Box 14

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Auden, W.H. (Correspondence to Isherwood, 1932–1972)

Conditions of Use

Letters and manuscripts by W. H. Auden may be seen but may not be photocopied without written permission from the Auden literary executor, Edward Mendelson. In no case will permission be granted to copy all of the letters or manuscripts. His permission must also be obtained in order to quote from or publish any of the Auden items.
Box 15

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Auden, W.H. (Oversize Box)

Box 16

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Auder–Blanc-Roos

Box 17

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bloom–Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1897, May–1899, October)

Box 18

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1899, November-1900, November)

Box 19

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1900, December-1901, May)

Box 20

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1901, June-1902, June)

Box 21

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1902, July-September)

Box 22

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1902, October-1903, February)

Box 23

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1903, March-1905 November)

Box 24

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1906-1912)

Box 25

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1914-1915 and M-Z)–Bradshaw-Isherwood, John

Box 26

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradhsaw-Isherwood, Kathleen (Manuscripts: The Baby's Progress–Diaries, 1883-1895)

Box 27

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradhsaw-Isherwood, Kathleen (Diaries, 1896-1901)

Box 28

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradhsaw-Isherwood, Kathleen (Diaries, 1901-1905)

Box 29

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradhsaw-Isherwood, Kathleen (Diaries, 1906-1910)

Box 30

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradhsaw-Isherwood, Kathleen (Diaries, 1910-1915)

Box 31

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Bradhsaw-Isherwood, Kathleen (Correspondence to A-Z)–Capote

Box 32

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Caskey-Charlton (1973, May)

Box 33

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Charlton (1973, June)–Fisher

Box 34

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Forster, E.M. (Correspondence to Isherwood, 1932-1939)

Box 35

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Forster, E.M. (Correspondence to Isherwood, 1940-1966–Heinz Neddermeyer)

Box 36

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Fouts–Ginsberg

Box 37

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Goldsmith–Heilbrun

Box 38

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Hewit-Inge and Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: About our Frankenstein–Buddha II)

Box 39

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: A Calendar–Christopher and his Kind)

Box 40

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: Christopher and his Kind)

Box 41

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: Christopher and his Kind–Condor)

Box 42

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Vault

Box 43

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: Die...–Down there on a Visit)

Box 44

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: Down there on a Visit)

Box 45

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: The Englishman–Journal of a Trip to Asia)

Box 46

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: Karin...–Kathleen and Frank)

Box 47

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: Kathleen and Frank–Lecture 4, UCLA)

Box 48

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: Lecture 5, UCLA–My Guru…)

Box 49

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: My Guru...–One Warm Saturday)

Box 50

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: People One Ought...–A Talk…)

Box 51

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: Trabuco–The World in the Evening)

Box 52

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Manuscripts: The World–Young U.S. Writers)

Box 53

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Correspondence to Auden–Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1911-1936)

Box 54

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1937-1939)

Box 55

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Christopher (Correspondence to Britten–Zimbalist)

Box 56

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Richard (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1943-1966)

Box 57

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Richard (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1967-approximately 1969)

Box 58

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Richard (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1970-1976)

Box 59

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Isherwood, Richard (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1977-1978)–Lincoln Kirstein (Manuscripts and Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, -1943)

Box 60

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Kirstein (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1944-)–Konigsberg

Box 61

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Lambert–Lehmann

Box 62

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Linscott–Machell-Smith, Emily (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1889-1909)

Box 63

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Machell-Smith, Emily (Correspondence to Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, 1910-1922)–Machell-Smith, Frederick

Box 64

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Madigan–Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Box 65

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Millspaugh–Monteith

Box 66

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Moore–Prabhavananda

Box 67

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Prema–Sitwell

Box 68

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Smith Dodie (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood)

Box 69

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Smith, G.–Spender, Stephen (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1928-1935)

Box 70

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Spender, Stephen (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1936-1953)

Box 71

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Spender, Stephen (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1954-1968)

Box 72

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Spender, Stephen (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1971-1985)–Stroud

Box 73

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Stuurman–Upward, Edward (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1923)

Box 74

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Upward, Edward (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1924-1926)

Box 75

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Upward, Edward (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1926?-1930)

Box 76

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Upward, Edward (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1931-1950)

Box 77

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Upward, Edward (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1951-1968)

Box 78

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Upward, Edward (Correspondence to Christopher Isherwood, 1969-1985–Lehman–Wilde)

Box 79

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Van Druten–Viertel, B.

Box 80

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Viertel, P.–White

Box 81

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Whitehead–Young and Unidentified

Box 82

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Oversize Box: Bradshaw–Isherwood

Box 83

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Oversize Box: Kirstein–Wintle

Box 84

Literary Manuscripts and Correspondence, Extra-Oversize Box

Box 85

Diaries, 1933-1979

Related Material

Isherwood's daily diaries, not listed in this finding aid, are sealed until January 1, 2030.
Folder  OV

Extra-Oversize Folder

 

CI 2757.  Charlton, Jim. A Map of the United States of Autopia.

 

Addenda [IN PROCESS]

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Arrangement

The addenda, consisting of literary manuscripts and correspondence, are filed alphabetically by author. For each author, literary manuscripts (arranged alphabetically by title) precede correspondence (arranged alphabetically by addressee, sub-arranged chronologically). One box of oversized folders follows at the end of this series. For all oversized folders, dummy sheets have been placed in their regular location in the main alphabetical sequence.
Box 86

Addenda, A-Isherwood (Interview conducted by Carola Kaplan)

 

CI 3070. The Advocate (periodical). [Interview with] Christopher Isherwood, 1904-, and Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1984, Feb.

MS. (typewritten: 13 p.).
 

FAC 1391.  Allen, Walter Ernest, 1911-. [Panel discussion on Christopher Isherwood, 1904-, with] Edward Lucie-Smith, Riccardo Aragno, Barbara Bray, and John Gross, 1935-. 1964?

In Oversize Box.
 

CI 3041. Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. Poet of Disenchantment: W. H. Auden: [interview and readings] from a television film shown on BBC Channel 1.

Carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 22 p.).
 

CI 3042. Bachardy, Don, 1934-. 1 letter to Tom Hutchinson. 1993, Mar. 10.

A.N.S. on a postcard (1 p.).
 

CI 3043. Baker, Diane, 1938-. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904- and Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1976, July 26.

A.N.S. on a postcard (1 p.).
 

FAC 1383.  Bradbury, Ray, 1920-. 1 letter to Digby Diehl. 1973, May 30.

Phot. copy (L.S., typewritten: 1 p.). Previously enclosed in “Tomorrow,” between pages 56 & 57, cataloged separately in Ephemera.
 

CI 3044. Bradshaw-Isherwood, Kathleen, 1868-1960. [Instructions for evacuation in the event of an invasion]. 1915, Mar.

A.MS. (1 p.). Also: printed flyer: Revised Rules Regarding Correspondence for Prisoners of War, October, 1914.
 

CI 3045. Collins, Dan. 1 letter to Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1987, Aug. 3.

A.N.S. on a postcard (1 p.).
 

CI 3046. Corr, Christopher. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1981, Aug. 17.

A.N.S. (1 p.).
 

CI 3047. Cox, Christopher. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904- and Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1979, Mar.?

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Enclosures: photographs of Christopher Isherwood, 1904- and Don Bachardy, 1934-, cataloged separately as CI 3720-3721.
 

CI 3048. Diehl, Digby. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1973, June 19.

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Previously enclosed in “Tomorrow,” between pages 56 & 57, cataloged separately in Ephemera.
 

CI 3049.     Dolnikoff, Mischa. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. ca. 1981.

A.N.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). In Oversize Box.
 

CI 3050. Forbes, Bryan, 1926-. 1 letter to Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1961, Sept. 27.

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Enclosures: 3 contact prints of Don Bachardy , an unidentified female child and adult woman, Sept. 24, 1961, cataloged separately.
 

CI 3051. Foyle, Christina. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. [not after 1986].

A.N.S. (1 p.).
 

CI 3052. Fox, Robin. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1969, May 9.

L.S. (typewritten: 2 p.).
 

CI 3053. French, Robin. 1 letter to Louis H. Aborn. 1977, Nov. 30.

Phot. copy (L.S. typewritten: 1 p.).
 

CI 3054. Fuller, John. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. not after 1986.

A.N.S. on a postcard (2 p.).
 

CI 3055. G------, June. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1954, Jan. 7.

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Enclosures: 17 photographs of Don Bachardy, 1904, by George Platt Lynes in 1953 or 1954, cataloged separately.
 

CI 3056-3059.  Hart, James D. 4 letters to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1977-1981.

On verso of CI 3058: draft of Isherwood’s reply.
 

CI 3060.     Heckford, Harry. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1972, June 18.

A.L.S. (1 p.). In Oversize Box.
 

 CI 3061. Horst, 1906-. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1979, Oct. 14.

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Enclosures: photographs of Christopher Isherwood, 1904- and Don Bachardy, 1934-, taken Aug. 24-25, 1979, cataloged separately as CI 3767-3772.
 

CI 3062. Hutchinson, Tom. 1 letter to Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1993, Mar. 3.

A.L.S. (3 p.). Also: publicity photo of Tom Hutchinson, program for the play “Us and the Others,” and photocopy of a printed review for “Us and the Others.”
 

CI 3063. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Author Meets Himself in “I Am a Camera:” [interview]. 1951, Nov. 25.

MS. (typewritten: 3 p.).
 

  FAC 1392.   Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Conversation between Isherwood and Don Bachardy [conducted by Alan Wallis?]. [1976].

In Oversize Box.
 

CI 3064. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. [Draft of review for The Martian Chronicles]. [ca.1973].

A.MS. (1 p.). Also: typed draft with variations. Previously enclosed in “Tomorrow,” between pages 56 & 57, cataloged separately in Ephemera.
 

CI 3065. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Interview [conducted by] Arthur Bell. 1972, Feb. 25.

Phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 7 p.). With original handwritten corrections. On verso of last page: note by Don Bachardy, 1934-: “Arthur Bell interview with Chris for N.Y. Times before Chris asked him (at my request) to delete all references to me.”
 

CI 3066. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Interview [conducted by] David King Dunaway. 1985, June 2.

Phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 24 p.). With pencil autograph corrections by Isherwood and ink corrections in another hand, presumably Dunaway’s. Another copy of this interview may be found in the Aldous Huxley Oral History Papers, call number HM 56884. Also: two letters from Dunaway to Don Bachardy, 1934-, dated Mar. 4, 1989, and Mar. 8, 1989.
 

FAC 1393. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Interview conducted by George Wickes. 1965, Jan. 13.

MS. (typewritten: 48 p.). An oral history interview created for the Claremont Graduate School. The original is in the Special Collections Dept. of the Honnold Library, Claremont.
 

CI 3067. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Interview conducted by Guy Trebay, 1952-. 1974, Feb. 21.

Phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 25 p.). With the author’s original autograph corrections and photocopied autograph corrections.
 

CI 3068.   Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Interview [conducted by] Robert Robinson. 1959, Sept. 6.

In Oversize Box.
 

CI 3069. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. [Interview conducted by Stuart Timmons, 1957-. [1979].

MS. (typewritten: 12 p.). Also: cover letter by Timmons. With autograph pencil corrections by Isherwood, and autograph ink corrections in the hand of Timmons.
 

CI 3071. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. An Interview with Christopher Isherwood [conducted by] Carola Kaplan. 1973, Nov. 1.

MS. (typewritten: 18 p.).
Box 87

Addenda, Isherwood (Interview conducted by David Lambourne)-Worsley and Facsimiles (1384-1390)

 

CI 3072. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. An Interview with Christopher Isherwood [conducted by Clifford Solway]. 1965, May 30.

MS. (typewritten: 25 p.). With pencil autograph corrections by Isherwood. Filmed for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. TV network.
 

CI 3073.   Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. An Interview with Christopher Isherwood [conducted by David Lambourne] 1970, Apr. 20.

Phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 28 p.). With original and photocopied autograph notes and corrections by Isherwood.
 

FAC 1394.   Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Interview [with]Michael Tippett, 1905-. 1952, Feb. 7.

In Oversize Box.
 

CI 3074-3075. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. 2 letters to James D. Hart. 1977-1981.

 

CI 3076. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. 1 letter to Michael Mason. 1977.

A.L. (1 p.). Also: photocopy of review of Jonathan Fryer’s biography of Isherwood.
 

CI 3077. Lambert, Gavin. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1974, Aug. 23.

Telegram (1 p.).
 

CI 3078-3079. Maley, Ken. 2 letters to Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1991-1995.

 

CI 3080. Maley, Ken. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904- and Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1982, June 5.

A.N.S. on a postcard (1 p.).
 

CI 3081. Mason, Michael. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1979, Sept. 7.

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Also: newspaper clipping.
 

CI 3082. Masselink, Ben. 1 letter to Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1996, Dec.

N.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Addressed to Don and Tom, and signed Dee and Ben.
 

CI 3083. National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain). Letters and manuscripts of Christopher Isherwood intended for use in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition, “The Young Writers of the Thirties.” [not after 1986].

MS. (typewritten: 1 p.).
 

CI 3084. Newgarden, Albert. 1 letter to Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1994, June 16.

A.N.S. on a postcard (1 p.). Postcard has reproduction of the cover of Goodbye to Berlin, published in 1952 by Signet Books.
 

CI 3085. O’Shea, John, 1920-. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904- and Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1975.

A.L.S. (1 p.). Enclosures: 2 photographs of Christopher Isherwood, 1904- and Don Bachardy, 1934-, taken as spoof booking photos for Lincoln Heights Jail, Dec. 13, 1975), cataloged separately as CI 3669-3670.
 

CI 3086. Pickett, James Carroll, d. 1994. 1 letter to Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1993, Jan. 1.

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Enclosure: photograph of Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy, Michael Kearns, James Carroll Pickett, and Jon Sharp, dated Feb. 24, 1984, cataloged separately as CI 3848.
 

CI 3087. Quigley, Peter M. A Glimpse of Isherwood: [essay, including interview questions and answers]. 1962, Nov.

Carbon copy (MS.S., typewritten: 8 p.). With autograph corrections by Quigley.
 

CI 3088. Sastrananda, Swami. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1973, Dec. 9.

A.L.S. (1 p.).
 

FAC 1395. Sparks Hale. Mightier than the Sword: [radio broadcast of interview with Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1965, Apr. 25.

Phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 4 p.).
 

CI 3089. Spender, Stephen, 1909-. Schiller’s Mary Stuart: freely translated and adapted by Stephen Spender. 1959.

MS. (proofs, 54 p.). With the author’s autograph corrections.
 

CI 3090. Texas Gallery. List of Don Bachardy drawing on display at Gallery Exhibition. 1979, May 22 – June 9.

MS. (typewritten: 3 p.). Enclosures: photographs of artwork on display by Rick Gardner, cataloged separately as CI 3742-3745.
 

CI 3091. Thomas, Peter. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1970, Sept. 2.

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Also: typescript of essay, “Goodbye to Berlin: Re-focusing on Isherwood’s Camera.”
 

CI 3092. Upward, Edward. Over the Cliff: [short story]. [not after 1986].

Carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 12 p.).
 

CI 3093. Wallis, Alan. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1975, Nov. 11.

L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.).
 

FAC 1396.   Worsley, T.C. (Thomas Cuthbert), 1907-. A Choice of Paperbacks: [interview conducted by] Derek Parker. 1971, Aug. 18.

Phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 7 p.). In Oversize Box.
 

CI 3094. ------, Richard. 1 letter to Don Bachardy, 1934-. 1986, Oct. 24.

A.N.S. on a postcard (1 p.).
 

FAC 1384-1388. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. 5 letters to Paul Almond. 1949-1951.

 

FAC 1389. Collier, John, 1901-. 1 letter to Josette Jones. ca. 1946, Jan.

Phot. copy (A.L.S., 7 p.).
 

FAC 1390. Lehmann, John, 1907-. 1 letter to Paul Almond. 1949, Nov. 29.

Phot. copy (A.N.S., 1 p.).
Box 88

Addenda

 

CI 3095. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. 1 letter to Dodie Smith, 1896-, and Alex Beesley. 1976, Sept. 19

Contemporary copy (L., typewritten: 1 p.). Enclosure: Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Christopher and His Kind: autobiography, cataloged separately as FAC 1397.
 

FAC  1397.   Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Christopher and His Kind: [autobiography]. [ca. 1974].

Phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 308 p.). Enclosed in: Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. To Dodie Smith, 1896-, and Alec Beesley, Sept 19, 1976, cataloged separately as CI 3095.
 

CI 3096. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. [Down There On a Visit: novel:] Mr. Lancaster [episode]. [ca. 1957-1959].

MS. (typewritten: 52 p.).
 

CI 3097. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Down There On a Visit: [novel: one of the drafts of the Mexican version]. 1958.

Carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 95 p.). With occasional author’s corrections. This is a carbon copy of CI 1056.
Box 89

Addenda

 

CI 3098. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. The World in the Evening: [novel: final draft]. 1954, July.

MS. (typewritten: 319 p.). With the author’s autograph corrections.
 

CI 4080-4084. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. 5 letters to Ingmar Bjorksten. 1957-1964.

Box 90

Oversize Addenda

 

FAC 1391.   Allen, Walter Ernest, 1911-. [Panel discussion on Christopher Isherwood, 1904-, with] Edward Lucie-Smith, Riccardo Aragno, Barbara Bray, and John Gross, 1935- [1964?].

Mimeograph copy (MS., typewritten: 5 p.). With overscoring in heavy black marker. Also: copyright notice from BBC.
 

CI 3049. Dolnikoff, Mischa. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. [ca. 1981].

A.N.S. (1 p.).
 

CI 3060. Heckford, Harry. 1 letter to Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1972, June 18

A.L.S. (1 p.).
 

FAC 1392. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Conversation between Isherwood and Don Bachardy [conducted by Alan Wallis?]. [1976].

Phot. copy (MS., typewritten: 93 p.). Apparently mis-numbered: no page 62.
 

CI 3068. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Interview [conducted by] Robert Robinson. 1959, Sept. 6.

Carbon copy (MS., typewritten: 17 p.).
 

FAC 1394. Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Interview [with] Michael Tippett, 1905-. 1952, Feb. 7.

Mimeograph copy (MS., typewritten: 9 p.)
 

Photographs

Physical Description: 24 boxes

Arrangement

The Photographs are arranged in five subseries:
  • Photograph albums, 1930s-1970
  • Individual photographs, 1895-1991, and Addenda
  • World tour photographs, 1957-1958
  • Album of James White and family photographs, 1979-1986
  • Oversize photographs, 1954-1985

Note

The following is a box list. All individual photographs are listed in the database mentioned at the beginning of this finding aid.
 

Photograph Albums. 1930s-1970.

Box 91

CI 3109-3112. Albums. 1913 - 1927.

Box 92

CI 3113-3115. Albums. 1930s.

Box 93

CI 3116-3117. Albums. 1930 - 1970.

 

Individual photographs. 1895-1991.

Arrangement

Items are arranged chronologically.
Box 94

CI 3118-3167. Prints. 1895 - 1953, May.

Box 95

CI 3168-3225. Prints. 1953, June – 1954.

Box 96

CI 3226-3277. Prints. 1955 – 1959, Nov.

Box 97

CI 3278-3329. Prints. 1959, Nov. – 1961, Sep.

Box 98

CI 3330-3379. Prints. 1961, Oct. – 1963.

Box 99

CI 3380-3435. Prints. 1964-1966.

Box 100

CI 3436-3486. Prints. 1967 – 1970, June.

Box 101

CI 3487-3539. Prints. 1970, Sep. – 1972, July.

Box 102

CI 3540-3596. Prints. 1972, July – 1973, July.

Box 103

CI 3597-3652. Prints. 1973, July – 1974.

Box 104

CI 3653-3702. Prints. 1975 – 1977, Jan.

Box 105

CI 3703-3751. Prints. 1977, Mar. – 1979, July.

Box 106

CI 3752-3814. Prints. 1979, Aug. – 1981.

Box 107

CI 3815-3871. Prints. 1982 – 1984.

Box 108

CI 3872-3893, CI 4079 (addenda). Prints and Addenda Photographs. 1985 – 1991.

 

World tour photographs. 1957-1958.

Box 109

CI 3894-3936. World tour prints. 1957, Oct.

Box 110

CI 3937-3981. World tour prints. 1957, Oct. – Nov.

Box 111

CI 3982-4034. World tour prints. 1957, Nov. – 1958, Jan.

 

Album of James White and family photographs. 1979-1986.

Box 112

CI 4035-4078, 4085. White family photograph album. 1979-1986.

 

Oversize photographs. 1954-1985.

Box 113

 CI 3202-03, 3296-97, 3300-01, 3432, 3483-86, 3727, 3740-41, 3768, 3786. Oversize Prints. 1954-1979.

Box 114

CI 3792-93, 3795-96, 3799, 3807, 3813, 3827-30, 3844-46, 3859, 3863, 3889-92. Oversize Prints. 1980-1985.

 

Ephemera

Physical Description: 8 boxes

Arrangement

The ephemera is arranged by type and includes:
  • Notebooks, datebooks, and address books
  • Awards
  • Clippings and Articles
  • Printed items
  • Miscellaneous
  • Photocopies of manuscripts and letters
Box 115

Notebooks and Datebooks (1968-1979)

Folder  1

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Spiral Notebook. [not after 1986].

(1 piece)
Folder  2

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Historical and Personal Calendar. [not after 1986].

(1 piece)
Folder  3

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1968.

(1 piece)
Folder  4

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1969.

(1 piece)
Folder  5

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1970.

(1 piece)
Folder  6

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1971.

(1 piece)
Folder  7

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1972.

(1 piece)
Folder  8

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1973.

(1 piece)
Folder  9

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1974.

(1 piece)
Folder  10

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1975.

(1 piece)
Folder  11

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1976.

(1 piece)
Folder  12

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1977.

(1 piece)
Folder  13

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1978.

(1 piece)
Folder  14

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1979.

(1 piece)
Box 116

Datebooks (1980-1984), Address Books, and Awards

Folder  1

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1980.

(1 piece)
Folder  2

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1981.

(1 piece)
Folder  3

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1982.

(1 piece)
Folder  4

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1983.

(1 piece)
Folder  5

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Personal Datebook. 1984.

(1 piece)
Folder  6

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Address Book. [not after 1986].

(1 piece) With inserts.
Folder  7

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Address Book. [not after 1986].

(1 piece) With monogrammed leather cover.
Folder  8

Awards: Clippings, newsletter and invitation for Common Wealth award. 1983.

(4 pieces)
Folder  9

Awards: The Gay Academic Union Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch award. 1979-1984.

(3 pieces)
Folder  10

Awards: City of Santa Monica, Christopher Isherwood’s Day. 1983, May 21.

(1 piece)
Box 117

Clippings and Articles by Isherwood

Folder  1

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Book Reviews. 1936-1952.

(44 pieces)
Folder  2

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Essays. 1936-1939.

(4 pieces)
Folder  3

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Excerpts from Works. 1939-1976.

(1 piece)
Folder  4

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Letter to the Editor. 1963, Oct.

(1 piece)
Folder  5

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Poem - The Statue. 1924?

(1 piece)
Folder  6

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Printed Quotes. 1965-1983.

(4 pieces)
Folder  7

Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Printed Interviews. 1960-1969.

(6 pieces)
Folder  8

Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Printed Interviews. 1970-1978.

(11 pieces)
Folder  9

Clippings and Articles by Isherwood: Printed Interviews. 1980-1981.

(5 pieces)
Folder  10

Clippings and Articles About Isherwood. 1950-1959.

(11 pieces)
Folder  11

Clippings and Articles About Isherwood. 1960-1969.

(29 pieces)
Folder  12

Clippings and Articles About Isherwood. 1970-1979.

(68 pieces)
Folder  13

Clippings and Articles About Isherwood. 1980-1989.

(32 pieces)
Folder  14

Clippings and Articles About Isherwood. 1990-1996.

(11 pieces)
Box 118

Clippings and Articles About Isherwood’s Works

Folder  1

Adventures of the Black Girl in Search of Her God. 1969.

(5 pieces)
Folder  2

All the Conspirators. 1979-1984.

(4 pieces)
Folder  3

“An Integrity Born of Hope…:” [essay]. 1989.

(1 piece) With: autograph note by John [Corly]? to Don Barchardy, 1990, July 21.
Folder  4

The Berlin Stories. 1946-1998.

(4 pieces)
Folder  5

Cabaret -- the film. 1972.

(2 pieces)
Folder  6

Cabaret -- 1980 stage production. 1980.

(1 piece)
Folder  7

Cabaret -- 1990s stage productions. 1993-1999.

(21 pieces)
Folder  8

Cabaret -- Characters -- Sally Bowles. 1974-1995.

(9 pieces)
Folder  9

Cabaret -- Homosexual themes and characters. 1976-1984.

(4 pieces)
Folder  10

Christopher and His Kind. 1976-1978.

(12 pieces)
Folder  11

Diaries, Volume One. 1996.

(31 pieces)
Folder  12

Diaries, Volume One. 1997, Jan.

(23 pieces)
Folder  13

Diaries, Volume One. 1997, Feb.

(11 pieces)
Folder  14

Diaries, Volume One. 1997, Mar.-Dec.

(15 pieces)
Folder  15

Down There on a Visit. 1962-1999.

(6 pieces)
Folder  16

Frankenstein: The True Story. 1973-1994.

(4 pieces)
Folder  17

Jacob’s Hands. 1997-1999.

(9 pieces)
Folder  18

Jean-Christophe. 1956-1979.

(2 pieces)
Folder  19

Journey to a War. 1939-1990.

(3 pieces)
Folder  20

Kathleen and Frank. 1972.

(1 piece)
Folder  21

Lions and Shadows. 1947-1977.

(2 pieces)
Folder  22

The Loved One. 1964.

(1 piece)
Folder  23

A Meeting by the River. 1967-1979.

(4 pieces)
Folder  24

The Memorial: Portrait of a Family. 1978.

(2 pieces)
Folder  25

My Guru and His Disciple. 1979-1980.

(15 pieces)
Folder  26

October. 1982.

(2 pieces)
Folder  27

People One Ought to Know. 1982-1983.

(12 pieces)
Folder  28

Prater Violet. 1984-1998.

(6 pieces)
Folder  29

The Repton Letters. 1998.

(1 piece)
Folder  30

A Single Man. 1964-1990.

(18 pieces)
Folder  31

Where Joy Resides. 1990-1991.

(4 pieces)
Folder  32

The World in the Evening. [not after 1986].

(1 piece) With: autograph note on verso from Alton Williams to Christopher Isherwood, n.d., concerning Angus Wilson.
Folder  33

Biography -- Brian Finney. 1979-1980.

(6 pieces)
Folder  34

Biography -- Jonathan Fryer. 1977-1978.

(4 pieces)
Folder  35

Biography -- Alan Wilde. 1971.

(3 pieces)
Folder  36

Biography -- Auden & Isherwood -- Norman Page. [approximately 1999].

(1 piece)
Box 119

Clippings and Articles About Isherwood’s Works and Clippings and Articles about Others

Folder  1

Images of Christopher Isherwood and Others: Photocopies, clippings, printed photos. [not after 1986].

(22 pieces)
Folder  2

Trip Itineraries for Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy. 1980-1983.

(4 pieces)
Folder  3

Papers Regarding Isherwood’s Visiting Professorship at Cal State Los Angeles. 1959-1962.

(42 pieces)
Folder  4

Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. 1937-1976.

(17 pieces)
Folder  5

Bowie, David. 1976.

(1 piece)
Folder  6

Bradshaw-Isherwood, Frank and Bradshaw-Isherwood, Kathleen. 1901-1934.

(8 pieces)
Folder  7

Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. 1991.

(1 piece)
Folder  8

Capote, Truman, 1924-. 1957.

(1 piece)
Folder  9

Forster, E.M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. 1953.

(2 pieces)
Folder  10

Hardwick, Elizabeth. 1979.

(1 piece)
Folder  11

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. [not after 1986].

(2 pieces)
Folder  12

Isherwood, Richard -- Estate Papers. 1975-1981.

(22 pieces)
Folder  13

Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-. 1948-1965.

(12 pieces)
Folder  14

Lenya, Lottie. [1971].

(1 piece)
Folder  15

Los Angeles Times Women of the Year. 1976.

(2 pieces)
Folder  16

Mann, Thomas. 1971.

(1 piece)
Folder  17

Minnelli, Liza. 1982.

(1 piece)
Folder  18

Osborne, Charles. 1984.

(1 piece)
Folder  19

Reinhardt, Max. 1973.

(5 pieces)
Folder  20

Spender, Stephen, 1909-. 1950-1981.

(9 pieces)
Folder  21

Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. 1962.

(1 piece)
Folder  22

Upward, Edward. 1924-1997.

(6 pieces)
Folder  23

Vidal, Gore, 1925-. 1996.

(2 pieces)
Folder  24

Viertel, Berthold. 1935-1946.

(2 pieces)
Folder  25

Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. [not after 1986].

(3 pieces)
Box 120

Clippings and Articles about Subjects, Printed Items, and Miscellaneous

Folder  1

Clippings and Articles: Homosexuality. 1953-1998.

(18 pieces)
Folder  2

Clippings, Articles and Notes: Vedanta and Meditation. 1941-1976.

(6 pieces)
Folder  3

Printed Items: “Tomorrow.” 1950, Oct.

(1 piece) Previously enclosed between pages 56 and 57: letter from Ray Bradbury to Digby Diehl, 1973, May 30, FAC 1383; letter from Digby Diehl to Christopher Isherwood, 1973, June 19, CI 3048; two drafts of review of new edition of The Martian Chronicles, ca. 1973, CI 3064.
Folder  4

Printed Items: Booklets, pamphlets, offprints, fliers, journals. 1942-1968.

(12 pieces)
Folder  5

Printed Items: Booklets, pamphlets, offprints, fliers, journals. 1935-1996.

(24 pieces)
Folder  6

Booksellers Catalogues. 1962-1977.

(7 pieces)
Folder  7

Miscellaneous Items. [not after 1986].

(4 pieces)
Folder  8

Miscellaneous Clippings. 1976-1980.

(5 pieces)
Folder  9

Charlton, Jim. [Design for House on Saltair Avenue]. 1952-1995.

(3 pieces) Also: photocopy of a letter from Christopher Isherwood to “Whom it May Concern,” 1953, Feb. 26, concerning Jim Charlton; autograph letter from Jim Charlton to Don Bachardy, 1995, June 2Note: originally enclosed with photographs of the interior of the house on Saltair Avenue, cataloged separately.
Box 121

Photocopies of manuscripts and letters (A-Isherwood)

Conditions of Use

The photocopies in this box are not to be reproduced.
Folder  1

Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-197. Journal. 1929, Apr.

(135 p.)
Folder  2

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: The Adventures of Fooby Bevan. approximately 1924.

(7 p.)
Folder  3

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: Christmas in the Country. approximately 1924.

(3 p.)
Folder  4

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: [Three fragments] The Convocation, The Dead Wasp, "At market Wormwald…" approximately 1924.

(4 p.)
Folder  5

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: The Garage in Drover’s Hollow. approximately 1924.

(12 p.)
Folder  6

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Morgan. Mortmere: The Greatness of Andy Shanks. approximately 1924.

(4 p.)
Folder  7

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: The Horror in the Tower. approximately 1924.

(17 p.)
Folder  8

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: The Javanese Sapphires. approximately 1924.

(11 p.)
Folder  9

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: Mortmere Introductory Dialogue. approximately 1924.

(21 p.) Also copy of map of Mortmere and Environs.
Folder  10

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: The Mortmere Charade. 1926-1927.

(2 p.)
Folder  11

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: The Recessional from Cambridge. 1925.

(5 p.)
Folder  12

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: Régime of Frisbald College. approximately 1924.

(4 p.)
Folder  13

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904- and Edward Upward. Mortmere: The World War. approximately 1924.

(15 p.)
Folder  14

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-, Stephen Spender, 1909-, Tony Hyndman. Portugal Diary. 1935.

(91 p.) A typed copy of this diary cataloged as CI 1130; some differences.
Folder  15

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. Repton Letters. 1921-1922.

(18 p.) Annotated list of letters from Isherwood to his mother, Kathleen Bradshaw-Isherwood, written during his last two years at Repton school.
Folder  16-17

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. To E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster, 1879-1970. 1932-1963.

(62 p.)
Folder  18

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. To Tony Hyndman. 1936.

(4 p.)
Folder  19-22

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. To John Lehmann, 1907-. 1931-1964.

(134 p.)
Box 122

Photocopies of manuscripts and letters (Isherwood, cont.-Spender)

Conditions of Use

The photocopies in this box are not to be reproduced.
Folder  1

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. To William Plomer, 1903-1973. 1932-1936.

(9 p.)
Folder  2-27

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. To Stephen Spender, 1909-. 1929-1940, 1946-1947, 1949-1956, 1958-1960, 1964.

(247 p.)
Folder  28

Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-. To Edward Upward. 1928-1939?

(4 p.)
Folder  29

Lehmann, John, 1907-. To Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1936-1961.

(37 p.)
Folder  30

Spender, Stephen, 1909-. To Christopher Isherwood, 1904-. 1940.

(3 p.)
 

Audio recordings and videotapes [IN PROCESS]

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Audio tapes include lectures by Isherwood. The videotapes include interviews with Isherwood by Dick Cavett and Arianna Stephanopoulos (now Huffington), plus a 1986 tribute prepared by the BBC.
The A-V material is currently being transferred to digital format. Many of the audio tapes were affected by mold and therefore could not be played until they had been treated and transferred. Most of these moldy tapes were unlabeled, so there was no way to know what they contained. Now that they have been transferred, they can be heard and can be described, cataloged and made available.
 

Restricted Material

 

[RESTRICTED] Diaries

Access Information

Christopher Isherwood's daily diaries are sealed until January 1, 2030.
 

[RESTRICTED] Scholars’ Letters and Papers

Access Information

The following scholars’ letters and papers are to be restricted until 30 years after the date of each item:
  • Bassett, Mark T.

    Christopher Isherwood’s Diaries and the Diary Form: [essay], [1989, Jan.], MS. (typewritten: 14 p.). With pencil autograph corrections by Don Bachardy, 1934-. CI 3099. To be opened in January 2019. (Note: the added entry on CI 3099 has not been entered as part of the Added Entries.)
  • Bassett, Mark T.

    1 letter (1989, Jan. 12) to Don Bachardy, 1934-, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). CI 3100. To be opened on Jan. 12, 2019.
  • Brown, Kip.

    1 letter (1993, June 14) to Don Bachardy, 1934-, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Also: 3 printed items. CI 3101. To be opened on June 14, 2023.
  • HarperCollins Publishers.

    1 letter (1994, Apr. 5) to Don Bachardy, 1934-, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Also: 5 pages of photocopies relating to Greta Garbo. CI 3102. To be opened on Apr. 5, 2024.
  • Holley, Val.

    1 letter (1993, Oct. 6) to Don Bachardy, 1934-, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). CI 3103. To be opened on Oct. 6, 2023.
  • Kilby, Michael.

    1 letter (1996, May 2) to Don Bachardy, 1934-, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Also: typescript of Kilby’s essay, “’Who Was That Masked Man?’ Isherwood’s Hiding Places.” CI 3104. To be opened on May 2, 2026.
  • Kilby, Michael.

    1 letter (1996, Dec. 2) to Don Bachardy, 1934-, A.L.S. (1 p.). CI 3105. To be opened on Dec. 2, 2026.
  • Luckenbill, Dan.

    1 letter (1992, Sep. 10) to Don Bachardy, 1934-, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.). Also: typescript