Finding aid of the David Wong Louie Papers

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Finding aid of the David Wong Louie Papers

Collection number: MS 296

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Mathew E. Simpson
Date Completed:
July 2008
Encoded by:
Mathew E. Simpson
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Wong Louie Papers
Dates: ca. 1970-1991
Collection number: MS 296
Creator: Louie, David Wong
Collection Size: 6 half cartons
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript versions of short stories written by Dabid Wong Louie in the late 1970's and 1980's, many of which were published in Pangs Of Love: Stories.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

David Wong Louie Papers. MS 296. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

On deposit.

Biography

David Wong Louie was born in Rockville Center, New York, in 1954. He attended Vassar College (B.A. 1977) and the University of Iowa (M.F.A. in Creative Writing, 1981). His work has appeared in numerous magazines as well as in The Best American Short Stories 1989. He taught at Vassar College and currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of manuscript versions of short stories written by Dabid Wong Louie in the late 1970's and 1980's, many of which were published in Pangs Of Love: Stories.
Series 1: Material from Pangs of Love.
Series 2: Material from Displacement, [comb-bound manuscript].
Series 3: Material from and including an untitled bound collection of stories.
Series 4: Other stories in typescript.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged following the order found in the included bound volumes.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Louie, David Wong, 1954- --Archives
Asain Americans -- Fiction
American literature -- Asian American authors
Chinese-Americans -- Fiction


Collection Contents

box-folder 1:1-4:3

Series 1  Pangs of Love n.d.

Physical Description: 28 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains typescripts of many, but not all, of the short stories from the published book Pangs of Love: Stories, as well as pre-publication manuscripts. Some stories include many versions, either corrected or clean. The bulk of the manuscripts likely date from the 1980's.

Arrangement

Arranged following the publication order.
box-folder 1:1

"Birthday" ["Wallace Wong"] n.d.

box-folder 1:2-4

"Bottles of Beaujolais" n.d.

box-folder 1:2

Typescripts - Corrected n.d.

box-folder 1:3

Mimeographs - Critiqued n.d.

box-folder 1:4

[Earlier versions & notes] n.d.

box-folder 1:5-6

"Social Science" n.d.

box-folder 1:5

Typescripts - Corrected n.d.

box-folder 1:6

[Earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 1:7-10

"Love on the Rocks" n.d.

box-folder 1:7

- Typescripts n.d.

box-folder 1:8

[Earlier versions - corrected] n.d.

box-folder 1:9

[Related versions] n.d.

box-folder 1:10

Incomplete Typescripts - Corrected n.d.

box-folder 2:1-3

"The Movers" n.d.

box-folder 2:1

Typescripts n.d.

box-folder 2:2

[Titled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 2:3

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 2:4-6

"One Man's Hysteria - Real and Imagined - In the Twentieth Century" n.d.

box-folder 2:4

Typescripts n.d.

box-folder 2:5

[Titled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 2:6

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 2:7-9

"Warming Trends" n.d.

box-folder 2:7

Typescripts n.d.

box-folder 2:8

[Titled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 2:9

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 3:1-3

"Disturbing the Universe" n.d.

box-folder 3:1

Typescripts n.d.

box-folder 3:2

[Titled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 3:3

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 3:4-4:3

Pangs of Love: Stories n.d.

box-folder 3:4

Corrected ms. (photocopy) n.d.

box-folder 3:5

First Pass, Pages Master n.d.

box-folder 3:6

Planning ms. (corrected) 1991

box-folder 4:1

Setting ms. [1991]

box-folder 4:2

Working ms. [1991]

box-folder 4:3

Repro ms. [1991]

box-folder 4:4-5:2

Series 2  Displacement n.d.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains typescripts of one story that was included in a comb-bound collection of stories, as well as one complete, but disbound, manuscript. The manuscript likely dates from the 1980's.

Arrangement

Arranged following the publication order.
box-folder 4:4-5

"Baby Boom" n.d.

box-folder 4:4

Typescripts n.d.

box-folder 4:5

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 5:1-2

Comb-bound ms. n.d.

box-folder 5:1

(pt.1) n.d.

box-folder 5:2

(pt.2) n.d.

box-folder 5:3-6:9

Series 3  [Untitled Hand-Bound Collection 0f Stories] n.d.

Physical Description: 14 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains typescripts of some of the stories that were included in an untitled hand-bound collection of stories, as well as one complete, two volume manuscript. The manuscript likely dates from the 1980's.

Arrangement

Arranged following the bound order.
box-folder 5:3-4

[Untitled Bound Collection 0f Stories] n.d.

box-folder 5:3

v.1 n.d.

box-folder 5:4

v.2 n.d.

box-folder 5:5-7

"Dance Pieces" n.d.

box-folder 5:5

Typescript n.d.

box-folder 5:6

[Titled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 5:7

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 6:1-3

"I like IKE. I like GEORGIE LEE." n.d.

box-folder 6:1

Typescripts - Corrected n.d.

box-folder 6:2

[Titled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 6:3

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 6:4-6

"Is It Not That the Goats on the Boats Near Bikini Survived the Atomic Bomb?" n.d.

box-folder 6:4

Typescripts - Corrected n.d.

box-folder 6:5

[Titled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 6:6

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 6:7-9

"Unspeakable Devices" n.d.

box-folder 6:7

Typescripts - Corrected n.d.

box-folder 6:8

[Titled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 6:9

[Untitled earlier versions] n.d.

box-folder 6:10-6:17

Series 4  Other Stories n.d.

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains typescripts of stories not found in the manuscript (at least in these versions), as well as some miscellaneous writings and notes. The manuscripts likely date from the late 1970's and 1980's.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
box-folder 6:10

"April Was New York" - Typescript n.d.

box-folder 6:11

"It Wasn't Eddie's Fault" - Typescript n.d.

box-folder 6:12

"Not What I Appear To Be" - Typescript n.d.

box-folder 6:13

"The Rise and Fall on an Asexual Man" - Typescript n.d.

box-folder 6:14

"Season of Women" - Typescripts - Corrected n.d.

box-folder 6:15

"Stolen Sadness" - Typescript n.d.

box-folder 6:16

"Wallace Wong" Miscellaneous n.d.

box-folder 6:17

[Notes on story order for publication?] n.d.