Scope and Content
Title: Richard Scowcroft papers
Identifier/Call Number: SC0585
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material:
6.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1939-1993
Scope and Content
The papers of Richard Scowcroft, 1939-1993, document his teaching and writing career and include letters from writers, editors,
and colleagues; Stanford teaching materials and departmental files; speeches and lectures; and manuscripts, typescripts, and
reviews of his novels. There is a sizeable amount of correspondence from Tillie Olsen, 1959-73, Wallace Stegner, 1944-73,
Jessamyn West, 1948-1983; his editors Carolyn Blakemore, Paul Brooks, and Dorothy De Santillana; and his agent Henry Volkening.
Other correspondents include Bruce Bliven, Tom Bontly, Bliss Carnochan, John Cheever, Avis De Voto, Maxwell Geismar, Helen
Howe, Janet Lewis, John L'Heureux, Erika Mann, Theodore Morrison, Anais Nin, Katherine Anne Porter, May Sarton, and Stephen
His class files contain two types of materials: reading lists, exams, and other handouts; and his lectures or lecture notes.
Folder titles were taken from Scowcroft's original folders and in some cases there is overlap with other classes, especially
if the content is similar. The collection also includes manuscripts of stories written while at Harvard and an unpublished
novel, three photographs, and an audio tape of Scowcroft reading from his novel
Richard Scowcroft joined the faculty of the Department of English at Stanford in 1947; he was appointed Professor in 1957
and retired in 1979. He served as associate director and then director of the Creative Writing Program and was chair of the
English department from 1976 to 1978. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Utah and then traveled for two years
before pursuing graduate work at Harvard. He was a teaching fellow there from 1942-46, earned his Ph.D. in 1946, and was a
Briggs-Copeland instructor, 1946-47. In addition to editing numerous textbooks and story anthologies, he has published six
[Identification of item], Richard Scowcroft Papers, SC 585, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.
Gift of Richard Scowcroft, March 2000
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977
Bontly, Thomas,, 1939-
Brooks, Paul,, 1909-1998.
Carnochan, W. B.
De Santillana, Dorothy.
De Voto, Avis.
Geismar, Maxwell David,, 1909-
Jones, Richard,, 1926 July 25-
Lewis, Janet,, 1899-1998.
Mann, Erika,, 1905-1969.
Morrison, Theodore,, 1901-1988.
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
Porter, Katherine Anne,, 1890-1980.
Sarton, May,, 1912-1995.
Spender, Stephen,, 1909-1995.
Stanford University. Creative Writing Program
Stanford University. Dept. of English.
Stanford University. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993
Creative writing--Study and teaching.
English literature--Study and teaching.
Manuscripts (for publication).