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Preliminary Guide to the Noel Young / Capra Press Collection
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Table of contents What's This?

 

Personal

 

Biographical

Box 1

Young, Gladys Small - typescript biographical sketch, 1958

 

Young, Noel

Box 1

Early Years - portfolio

Box 1

Essays - early

Box 1

World War II - photos, letter from Stanford telling him how many credits he needed to graduate

 

Correspondence

Box 1

Richardson, Bill - to NY, 1962

Box 1

Smith, Dick and Ollie - to/from Noel and Margaret Young, ca. 1945-1948

Box 1

Temple, Jacques - to NY, 1962-1968

 

Santa Barbara

Box 1

Coyote Fire, 1964 - b/w photos of planes dropping fire retardant and burnt ruins

Box 1

Garden Studios - b/w photos of construction of building at 300 E. Canon Perdido, with Elliot Macy, Noel Young, and John Pitman, [ca. 1950s-1960s]

Box 1

House at 1498 Tunnel Road - b/w photos of newly constructed rustic home, Oct. 1957

Box 1

Mesereau, John - b/w photos, [Oct. 1957]

Box 2

Richie [Bill Richardson] - b/w photo, [ca. 1950s-1960s]

 

Trips

Box 2

1958 - Santa Barbara to San Francisco Road Trip - typescript narrative, July 13-21, 1958

Box 2

1962 - Europe (incl. photographs, maps, travel brochures)

Box 2

Barcelona and Valencia; Germany and Basel

Box 2

La Bergerie

Box 2

Denmark; Sweden, and Stavangen (Norway)

Box 2

Ibiza

Box 2

Montpelier and S. France, Oct. 1962

Box 2

Paris

Box 2

Miscellany and Unidentified - b/w photos, 1960, n.d.

 

Writings

Box 2

Early, 1932

 

Essays

Box 2

"Richard [Dick] A. Smith - Artist," [ca. mid-latter 1940s]

 

Novels / Longer Pieces

Box 2

Bamboostics - typescript, along with memorabilia from time in Philippine Islands during end of WWII, ca. 1945

Box 2

Highway Mosaic (Fifteen Vignettes) - incl. drawing of NY by Dick Smith, n.d.

Box 2

Lonely Man, Nov. 6, 1944

 

Plays

Box 2

Five Act Play - no title, n.d.

Box 2

"The Hiding Game," n.d.

Box 2

"The Medieval Alcoholic" - monologue, n.d.

Box 2

"Rainbirds and Broken Wings," 1964

 

Poems

Box 3

1945-1948

Box 3

Undated

 

Mid/Latter 1940s - World War II - Philippines

Box 3

Dated Notes / Poems / Story Ideas - some like journal/diary entries, many relating to Dick Smith, ca. 1944-1946

Box 3

Experiences in WWII - autobiographical

 

Short Stories - some written while stationed at Hamilton Field, in Marin County, California; later ones describing the Philippines, the people and their legends, and NY's military experiences, [ca. 1944-1949]

Box 3

"Awake to Sleep"

Box 3

"Cactus Eater"

Box 3

"Civilian Morale Builder," June 1944

Box 3

"Dolora and Bonzo"

Box 3

"Dream into Dream"

Box 3

"English Omelet"

Box 3

"Expression Is Wayside," Jan. 1946

Box 3

"Fevered Spirit"

Box 3

"The Five Remarkables: Philippines Legend"

Box 3

"Gabby"

Box 3

"The Glamorous Washout," n.d.

Box 3

"I Will Be Going Away"

Box 3

"In February of '45," n.d.

Box 3

"Italian Prison Camp," n.d.

Box 3

"The Long Moment"

Box 3

"Maestro Cenon: Philippines Legend"

Box 3

"Max in Dialogue"

Box 3

"Necklace of Ears"

Box 3

"Night Is Unprejudiced," May 1944

Box 3

"Oblivion," June 28, 1945

Box 3

"Open-Post Odyssey, or, Tall Glasses & Lovely Lasses," Nov. 1943

Box 3

"Paco Wells"

Box 3

"A Radical," n.d.

Box 3

"Reminum," Sept. 28, 1947

Box 3

"The Ruby Goblet," Nov. 1943

Box 3

"Squadron 180," n.d.

Box 3

"Subdued and Murmuring," Nov. 18, 1945

Box 3

"Sunset" - earlier "Balintawak," Mar. 28, 1945

Box 3

"Tones of Grug"

Box 3

"Walking," Nov. 25, 1945

Box 3

"The Wall"

Box 3

"Wampus"

Box 3

"The Wave Crashed," Jan. 1944

Box 3

"With the Sierras" - earlier "On Top of the World," n.d.

Box 3

Miscellany - incl. short story ideas not fleshed out

 

1950s-early 1960s

 

Short Stories - mainly typescript drafts and some related rejection letters, most apparently 1950s, though many undated

Box 4

"The Angel and Vicente Rosales," n.d.

Box 4

"Angelo," n.d.

Box 4

"Aunt Eagle from the Ozone," 1958

Box 4

"Circle of Silence," n.d.

Box 4

"The Death of Uncas," n.d.

Box 4

"Dillon" - includes SBNP article about Young winning award for his short story, 1954

Box 4

"Dink Carter and Pain," n.d.

Box 4

"Doors," n.d.

Box 4

"A Doorway in the Night," n.d.

Box 4

"Fable," n.d.

Box 4

"The Five-Dollar Pinstripe" - includes critique by Ken Millar, 1958

Box 4

"The Green Goddess," n.d.

Box 4

"A Handful of Earth," n.d.

Box 4

"An Hour beyond Thirteen," n.d.

Box 4

"Hunter's Blood," n.d.

Box 4

"Leaf in the Wind," n.d.

Box 4

"Lingayen Recurs," n.d.

Box 4

"A Long Day in August," 1954

Box 5

"Nickles on the Street," n.d.

Box 5

"The Pulse of Thirteen," n.d.

Box 5

"Rafael," ca. 1954

Box 5

"Ramon's Joe," n.d.

Box 5

"Speaking of the Devil," 1954

Box 5

Story Ideas, n.d.

Box 5

"The Surviving of Sterling Wooster," 1963

Box 5

"A Swim in the Ganges," ca. 1958

Box 5

"Tomorrow Comes Slowly," n.d.

Box 5

"Travel News" stories in SBNP, ca. 1963-1965

Box 5

"Turtles Live Long," n.d.

Box 5

"The Unpossessable Heart," 1955

Box 5

"The Valley," 1953

Box 5

"Wait Til We Meet in the Sea," n.d.

Box 5

"Wilmot," n.d.

Box 5

"The Years Turned to Water," n.d.

Box 5

Miscellany - incl. untitled, incomplete mss

Box 5

Miscellaneous Rejection Slips

Box 5

Other - incl. duet

 

Young as Printer and Publisher / Capra Press

Box 5

Barker, Eric - incl. typescript leaves of Big Sur and Other Poems, printed by NY, ca. 1955 [see also printed edition: Special Coll., Printers Z478.86 Y68 B375]

Box 5

Free Beaches and Hot Tubs - b/w photographs

Box 5

"The Original Santa Barbara Hot Tub" - typescript

Box 5

Stationery

Box 5

Young and Capra Press Logos

Box 5

Young and Capra Press Photographs

Box 5

Miscellany / Unidentified

 

Oversize

Box 6

Advertising Award, framed, to Noel Young from the Advertising and Merchandising Club of Santa Barbara, signed by James N. Norris III and Mark Lansburgh, Feb. 1956

Box 6

Letterpress sample: "Today, April 13, 1956, Noel & Margret Young prevailed upon Joyce & Mark Lansburgh to hitch up the girths on L's hours-old ALBION and print!"

Box 6

Photograph - b/w matted, of Noel Young at his binding machine, June 1974

Box 6

Scrapbook - photos developed by Noel Young, including shots of himself, friends, family, and home, 1937

 

Audiovisual

Tape No. A14938/CS

Audiocassette - Noel Young, interviewed by Everett Frost, for the series "A Kind of Hearth," program contains John Sanford and Henry Miller [both authors published by Capra Press], Oct. 1979

Tape No. V3294/VHS

VHS Videocassette - "Hot Springs," KSCI, Channel 18, Asahi Corporation, Mar. 1992