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Guide to the John B. Sanford/Robert W. Smith Collection
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Series 1.  General

Box 1: 1

Address by John Sanford on accepting an award from the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 21, 1986

Box 1: 2

Articles (about JS), 1986

Box 1: 3

John Sanford: An American Classic (transcript of an interview of JS by Robert W. Smith), 1984

Box 1: 4

Kunstler, William - "I Write Because I Want To" (typescript copy), [ca. latter 1980s]

Box 1: 5

Roberts, Marguerite (wife of JS - includes obituary and copy of a document establishing screenwriting award in her name, at USC), 1989, 1990

 

Series 2.  Correspondence

Box 1: 6

To Sanford [1982-1989]

Box 1: 7 - 17

From Sanford to Robert W. Smith

Box 1: 7

List (by Smith; includes correspondence and typescript drafts by JS)

Box 1: 8

1982 (8 items)

Box 1: 9

1983 (8 items)

Box 1: 10

1984 (8 items)

Box 1: 11

1985 (11 items)

Box 1: 12

1986 (7 items)

Box 1: 13

1987 (2 items)

Box 1: 14

1988 (7 items)

Box 1: 15

1989 (13 items)

Box 1: 16

1990 (12 items)

Box 1: 17

1991 (5 items).

Abstract: [Says in one letter, 5 Apr. 1991, that he can't see continuing the chronological approach in a vol. 6 of Scenes, just too old for that, but proceeding with memoirs, that can jump back and forth in time; 26 Apr. 1991, says he has sent off first 325 pp. of Memoir to John Martin and asking if he will publish it.]
Box 1: 18

No date (2 items)

 

Series 3.  Writings

Box 1: 19

The Color of the Air: Scenes from the Life of an American Jew, Volume 1 (reviews and publicity)

Box 1: 20

The Waters of Darkness: Scenes from the Life of an American Jew, Volume 2 (reviews)

Box 1: 21

A Very Good Land to Fall With: Scenes from the Life of an American Jew, Volume 3 (reviews)

Box 1: 22

A Walk in the Fire: Scenes from the Life of an American Jew, Volume 4 (reviews)

Box 1: 22

The Season, It Was Winter: Scenes from the Life of an American Jew, Volume 5

Box 1: 23

Foreword, 1990

Box 1: 24

William Carlos Williams - John Sanford: A Correspondence (reviews)

Box 1: 25

Winters of That Country: Tales of the Man Made Seasons (op ed piece in newspaper)

 

Series 4.  Typescript Drafts

Scope and Content Note

Copies sent to RWS; versions of some, e.g. the pieces on the Sacco and Vanzetti jury, Ty Cobb, Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Nixon, Billy Graham, George Patton, Jr., Truman Capote, and Oliver North, appear in Maggie: A Love Story; others, e.g. the pieces on Roy Cohn, Fidel Castro, and J. Robert Oppenheimer, appear in Intruders in Paradise.
Box 1: 26

After a Long Absence: Genus Bison, 1986, n.d.

Box 1: 27

Ars Longa: Truman Capote, 1924-1984, 1990

Box 1: 28

Babylon the Great Has Fallen: Ezra Pound, 1885-1972, n.d.

Box 1: 29

Christian Soldier: Oliver Laurence North, 1941- , 1990

Box 1: 30

Clown: Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, n.d.

Box 1: 31

Frank Wills: The Watergate Break-In, 17 June 1972, 1989

Box 1: 32

The Hidalgo: Fidel Castro, 1926- , n.d.

Box 1: 33

His Soul Was Not Left in Hell: William F. 'Billy' Graham, 1918- , [1990]

Box 1: 34

I Have Blood on My Hands, he said: J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-67, n.d.

Box 1: 35

The International Sport: Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961, n.d.

Box 1: 36

Jack: Richard Milhous Nixon, 1913- , 1990

Box 1: 37

Joe McCarthy and Another Joe: The Army-McCarthy Hearings, 1954 (includes saying this is for volume 5, of Scenes), n.d.

Box 1: 38

Junker: George Patton, Jr., 1885-1945, 1990

Box 1: 39

A Last Stand on Last Stand Hill: The Little Big Horn, 1988, n.d.

Box 1: 40

A Long Season of Rain: Katherine Anne Porter, 1890-1920, n.d.

Box 1: 41

The Lowlife: Roy Cohn, 1927-1986, n.d.

Box 1: 42

A Middle-Aged Jewish Woman: Thomas Wolfe, 1900-38, n.d.

Box 1: 43

Money Is the Root of All Eval, he wrote: Henry Ford, 1863-1947, 1990

Box 1: 44

The National Game: Ty Cobb, 1886-1961, 1990

Box 1: 45

The No-Spikka Peoples: Ellis Island, 1892-1954, n.d.

Box 1: 46

Of One Who Blew the Gaff: Elia Kazan, 1909- . n.d.

Box 1: 47

Picture-Writing and Other Pictures: John and Marguerite Sanford, European Trip: Scene 3: April-August 1952 (old version), n.d.

Box 1: 48

The Poor Get Screwed, he said: Augusto Cesar Sandino, 1895-1934, n.d.

Box 1: 49

La Revolucion Agraria, in photographs: Mexico, 1910- , n.d.

Box 1: 50

St. Thomas, an assumed name: Emily Hale, 1891-1969, n.d.

Box 1: 51

Twelve Good Men and True: The Sacco and Vanzetti Jury, 1921, [1990]

Box 1: 52

With the Instinct of My Race: Matthew Henson, 1866-1955, [1990]

Box 1: 53

Foreword in the form of a Memoir (with note saying this was submitted to Capra Press, and markings in red are by the Capra editor)