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Finding aid of the J. Max Turner Writings
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Box 1 : 1-2

Series 1.  Personal 1965-2007

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials of a personal nature relating to Turner, including a resume, a biographical account by his partner, Bill Hein, newspaper clippings, and a photograph of Turner and Hein. The series also includes certificates of copyright of various of Turner's works.
Box 1 : 1

Biographical materials circa 1975-2007

Box 1 : 2

Copyrights 1965-2006

Box 1 : 3-9 ; 2 : 1-5

Series 2.  Novels 1976-1999

Physical Description: 12 folders.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of typescripts and page proofs of Turner's novels, in particular the three works published in 1999 by Kalinke Books.
Box 1 : 3

Novels 1999

Box 1 : 4-5

I Might Have Died Never Knowing April 1977

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 1 : 6-8

JerryO 1999

Box 1 : 6-7

Typescript circa 1999

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 1 : 8

Corrected version October 21, 1999

Box 1 : 9 ; 2 : 1-3

Seven Valleys 1976-1999

Box 1 : 9 ; 2 : 1

Draft 1976-1991

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2 : 2

Typescript 1999

Box 2 : 3

Kalinke Books 1999

Box 2 : 4-5

Within the Circle circa 1999

Box 2 : 4

Circle of Friends circa 1999

Box 2 : 5

Kalinke Books. Page proofs 1999

Physical Description: Incomplete.
Box 2 : 6-10 ; 3 1-11 ; 4 : 1-3

Series 3.  Plays 1966-2006

Physical Description: 19 folders.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of materials relating to Turner's plays, including draft and final scripts, newspaper reviews and other clippings, programs, photographs, and other production materials, including materials for the off-Broadway run of Mama's Ghost.
Box 2 : 6

Plays circa 2007

Box 2 : 7

Don't Tie Your Public Hairs In A Knot . Script December 2006

Box 2 : 8-10

A Harvest of Shadows 2002-2003

Box 2 : 8

Script. Original November 15, 2002

Box 2 : 9

Script 2003

Box 2 : 10

Correspondence 2003

Box 3 : 1-2

It Happens! 1993-2006

Box 3 : 1

Script 1993

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 3 : 2

Production materials 1994, 2006

Box 3 : 3-5

JerryO 1998, 2002

Box 3 : 3

Script 1998

Box 3 : 4

Script September 1998

Box 3 : 5

Production materials 2002

Box 3 : 6-10

Mama's Ghost 1995-1998

Box 3 : 6

Script. Original 1995

Box 3 : 7-8

Script 1995

Physical Description: 3 copies.
Box 3 : 9

Script. Stage Manager's Copy 1995

Box 3 : 10

Production materials 1996, 1998

Box 3 : 11 ; 4 : 1

Maybe Tomorrow 1997-2000

Box 3 : 11

Script 1997

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 4 : 1

Production materials and correspondence 1997-2000

Box 4 : 2

Paying Respect. Script 1995

Box 4 : 3

Step Down Into Hell. Program circa 1966

Box 4 : 4-6

Series 4.  Other Writings circa 1954-1980

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains Turner's other writings, including his earliest datable work, the poem Lonely Lover, three short stories apparently written around the year 1974, and the outline for a musical spoof written about 1980.
Box 4 : 4

I Saw, I Came, I Went, She Died (The Ted Bundy Jollies). A Bad New Musical circa 1980

Box 4 : 5

Lonely Lover (published as The Tortures of Being Alone ) circa 1954

Scope and Content Note

Poetry.
Box 4 : 6

Short Stories circa 1974

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 5 : 1-13

Series 5.  Electronic Media 1996-2007

Physical Description: 13 items.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of computer diskettes and CD-ROMs containing electronic versions prepared by Turner of his plays and novels. The DVD-ROM was prepared by ONE Archives staff, and contains copies of all the files on the computer diskettes.
Box 5 : 1-9

Plays and Novels. Computer diskettes 1996-2007

Physical Description: 9 diskettes : 3.5 inches : 1.44 MB.
Box 5 : 10

Plays and Novels. DVD-ROM (copies of box 5, items 1-9) December 2008

Physical Description: 1 DVD-ROM.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of Box 5, Items 1-9.
Box 5 : 11

Kalinke Books. JerryO. CD-ROM October 1999

Physical Description: 1 CD-ROM.
Box 5 : 12

Kalinke Books. Seven Valleys. CD-ROM 1999

Physical Description: 1 CD-ROM.
Box 5 : 13

Kalinke Books. Within the Circle. CD-ROM 1999

Physical Description: 1 CD-ROM.
Box 4 : 7-10

Series 6.  Publications 1954-1999

Physical Description: 4 volumes.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of published versions of four of Turner's works: his poem, The Tortures of Being Alone (originally titled Lonely Lover), the comic Pathetically Yours, Sarah Muskoil, the play, It Happens!, and his novel, Within the Circle.
Box 4 : 7

It Happens! A drama about love & AIDS 1993

Scope and Content Note

Play.
Box 4 : 8

Pathetically Yours, Sara Muskoil 1977

Scope and Content Note

Humor.
Box 4 : 9

The Tortures of Being Alone 1954

Scope and Content Note

Poetry.
Box 4 : 10

Within the Circle 1999

Scope and Content Note

Novel.