Stephen Michael Tomaske Memorial Collection of Thomas Pynchon: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Julie Yamashita and Natalie Russell, February 24, 2009.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Stephen Michael Tomaske Memorial Collection of Thomas Pynchon
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1392-2001
Bulk dates: 1770-2001
Collection Number: mssTomaske papers
Creator: Tomaske, Stephen Michael.
Extent: Approximately 2,500 pieces.
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The collection contains biographical research materials related to author Thomas Pynchon (1937-) collected by librarian and Pynchon scholar Stephen Tomaske (1956-2002). Many of the documents are photocopies of originals obtained from various libraries and institutions.
Language: English.

Access

Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department, with the following restrictions:
  • Tomaske obtained a copy from the Ford Foundation of Pynchon’s autobiography, submitted to the Ford Foundation with a grant application. The material was later sealed by the Foundation, who asked that Tomaske return his copies. He did so. Transcriptions of the text in full or in part have been redacted and are to be sealed until January 2, 2040, in accordance with the Ford Foundation’s restriction on the original material (Box 10, Folder 1 [redacted]; Box 22, Folders 7 and 9 [sealed]). Other correspondence with the Ford Foundation and application materials are not sealed.
  • The correspondence between Stephen Tomaske and Luc Herman, Tomaske’s taped interview of Herman, and Herman’s notes are sealed for Mr. Herman’s lifetime (Box 21, Folder 7 and 26, Box 22, Folder 6, and Box 25, Folder 10).
  • The correspondence between Stephen Tomaske and Terry Reilly is sealed until January 2, 2033 (Box 21, Folders 14 and 38).
For more information, contact Reader Services.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Use Restrictions:
  • The contents of Box 20 (2), facsimile materials from Brandeis University, are not to be copied or reproduced in any way and are to be used for reference only. If you wish to obtain copies of this information please contact:

    Director Robert D. Farber

    University Archives & Special Collections Department Brandeis University

    415 South St.

    Waltham, MA 02454-9110

    http://lts.brandeis.edu/research/archives-speccoll/index.html
  • The contents of Box 20 (3), facsimile materials from Columbia University, are not to be copied or reproduced in any way and are to be used for reference only. If you wish to obtain copies of this information please contact:

    Rare Book & Manuscript Library Butler Library

    6th Fl. East 535 West 114th St.

    New York, NY 10027

    rbml@libraries.cul.columbia.edu

    Telephone: (212) 854-5153

    Fax: (212) 854-1365

    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/rbml/index.html
  • The contents of Box 20 (4), facsimile materials from the Harry Ransom Research Center, at the University of Texas, are not to be copied or reproduced in any way and are to be used for reference only. If you wish to obtain copies of this information please contact:

    Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center The University of Texas at Austin

    P.O. Box 7219

    Austin, TX 78713-7219

    http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/
  • The contents of Box 20 (5), facsimile materials from the Rockefeller Archive Center, are not to be copied or reproduced in any way and are to be used for reference only. If you wish to obtain copies of this information please contact:

    The Rockefeller Archive Center

    15 Dayton Avenue

    Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

    http://archive.rockefeller.edu/
  • The contents of Box 20 (6), facsimile materials from the University of Missouri, are not to be copied or reproduced in any way and are to be used for reference only. If you wish to obtain copies of this information please contact:

    Western Historical Manuscript Collection - Columbia 23 Ellis Library

    University of Missouri

    Columbia, Missouri 65201-5149 USA

    voice 573-882-6028

    fax 573-884-0345

    WHMC@umsystem.edu http://whmc.umsystem.edu/
  • The contents of Box 20 (7), facsimile materials from the Linton R. Massey Papers, Box 3, Accession 6271-ai, at the University of Virginia, are not to be copied or reproduced in any way and are to be used for reference only. If you wish to obtain copies of this information please contact:

    Director, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

    University of Virginia

    P.O. Box 400110

    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4110

    434-924-4968 fax

    http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/
  • The contents of Box 20 (8), miscellaneous facsimile materials from unknown sources, are not to be copied or reproduced in any way and are to be used for reference only.
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Stephen Michael Tomaske Memorial Collection of Thomas Pynchon, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Gordon Stuart Tomaske and Lorna Mae Miller, September 2002 and February 2009 (Pynchon Notes Vol. 54-55).

Separated Materials

The following books and periodicals can be found in the Rare Books Department or Reference Library.
  • 12 from the sixties / selected and introduced by Richard Kostelanetz. New York : Dell
  • Publishing Co., Inc., 750 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, c1967
  • Against the day / Thomas Pynchon. New York : Penguin Press, 2006. Ayisha / by Helen Noga. New York : Arbor House, c1972.
  • Best modern short stories : selected from the Saturday evening post. 1st ed. New York : Curtis Books, [c1965]
  • Black humor / edited by Bruce Jay Friedman. New York : Bantam Books, c1965.
  • A companion to The crying of lot 49 / J. Kerry Grant. Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1994.
  • The crying of lot 49 / Thomas Pynchon. Bantam Windstone ed. New York : Bantam, 1982, c1966.
  • The crying of lot 49 / Thomas Pynchon. Bantam ed. New York : Bantam Books, 1967, c1966.
  • The crying of lot 49 / Thomas Pynchon. 1st Perennial fiction library ed. New York : Perennial Library, 1986, c1966.
  • The crying of lot 49 / Thomas Pynchon. 1st Perennial fiction library ed. New York : Perennial Library, [1990], c1966.
  • Gravity's rainbow / Thomas Pynchon. New York : Viking Press, [1973]
  • Gravity's rainbow / Thomas Pynchon. London : Vintage, 1995, c1973.
  • Gravity's rainbow / Thomas Pynchon. New York : Penguin Books, 1987, c1973.
  • Gravity's rainbow / Thomas Pynchon. Bantam ed. New York : Bantam Books, 1974, c1973.
  • Gravity's rainbow. 4th printing New York : Viking Press, c1973.
  • A Gravity's rainbow companion : sources and contexts for Pynchon's novel / by Steven Weisenburger. Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, c1988.
  • Lineland : mortality and mercy on the internet's Pynchon-L@waste.org discussion list / by Jules Siegel, Christine Wexler, et al. 1st ed. Philadelphia : Intangible Assets Manufacturing, c1997.
  • Low-lands / Thomas Pynchon. [London] : Aloes Books, 1978, c1960.
  • Mason & Dixon / Thomas Pynchon. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
  • Mindful pleasures : essays on Thomas Pynchon / edited by George Levine and David Leverenz. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, 1976.
  • Mortality and mercy in Vienna / Thomas Pynchon. London : Aloes Books, [197-?]
  • Nelson Algren's own book of lonesome monsters. [First printing] [New York] : Published by Bernard Geis Associates : distributed by Random House, [1962?]
  • New world writing. [New York] : New American Library of World Literature [etc.], -1964.
  • Positively 4th street : the lives and times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Richard Fariña / David Hajdu. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
  • The Pulitzer prizes and the National Book Awards for fiction, 1950-1965. [S.l.] : [s.n.] 1966.
  • Pynchon Malta and Wittgenstein / P. Bianchi, A. Cassola, P. Serracino Inglott ; with a preface by E. Mendelson. [Malta] : Malta University Publishers, c1994.
  • Pynchon notes. Middletown, Conn. : J.M. Kraft and K. Tololyan, c1979- . v.10 (Oct. 1982)- v.11 (Feb. 1983), v.14 (Feb. 1984)- v.44/45 (Spring 1999)
  • The secret integration / Thomas Pynchon. London : Aloes Books, 1980.
  • Signs and symptoms : Thomas Pynchon and the contemporary world / Peter L. Cooper. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1983.
  • Slow learner / Thomas Pynchon. Bantam Windstone ed. Toronto ; New York : Bantam, 1985, c1984.
  • Slow learner : early stories / Thomas Pynchon. [1984]
  • Slow learner : early stories / Thomas Pynchon. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c1984.
  • The small rain / Thomas Pynchon. London : Aloes Books, [1982] Superfiction : or, The American story transformed : an anthology / edited by Joe David Bellamy. 1st ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1975.
  • The teachings of Don B. : satires, parodies, fables, illustrated stories, and plays of Donald Barthelme / edited by Kim Herzinger ; with an introduction by Thomas Pynchon. 1st Vintage International ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1998, c1992.
  • Thomas Pynchon / by Joseph W. Slade. New York : Warner Paperback Library, 1974.
  • Thomas Pynchon : a bibliography of primary and secondary materials / Clifford Mead. 1st ed. Elmwood Park, IL, USA : Dalkey Archive Press, c1989.
  • Thomas Pynchon : the art of allusion / by David Cowart. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1980.
  • Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's rainbow / edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
  • V. / Thomas Pynchon. 1st Modern Library ed. New York : The Modern Library, 1966, c1963.
  • V. / Thomas Pynchon. Bantam Windstone ed. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1981, c1963.
  • V. / Thomas Pynchon. 1st Perennial Fiction Library ed. New York : Harper & Row, 1990, c1963.
  • V. / Thomas Pynchon. Harmondsworth, England : Penguin Books in association with Jonathan Cape, 1966, c1963.
  • V. : a novel / Thomas Pynchon. Bantam ed. New York : Bantam, 1964, c1963.
  • V. : a novel / Thomas Pynchon. Bantam modern classic. New York : Bantam, 1968, c1963.
  • Vineland / Thomas Pynchon. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c1990.

Biographical Note on Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon (born 1937) is an award-winning author, whose books include V. and Gravity’s Rainbow. His fiction is known for being dense and complex. Especially because of his closely-guarded privacy, his life and works are the subject of scholarly study and debate around the world.

Biographical Note of Stephen Tomaske

Stephen Tomaske (1956-2002) was an avid Pynchon fan and scholar. A student assistant and later a staff member in reference services at the library at California State University Los Angeles, he was familiar with various research methods, meticulously requesting background information about Pynchon from libraries and institutions across the U. S. in his spare time. He researched Pynchon’s family history, youth and literary works, collecting a biographical research collection as his legacy.

Scope and Content

The collection contains research materials related to noted author, Thomas Pynchon. Many of the documents are photocopies of originals obtained from various libraries and institutions. There is a large collection of Family History materials, arranged in three sub-series: by the names of individuals in the Pynchon family, by geographic location, and by the names of other families related to the Pynchons. The inclusive dates, ca. 1392 – 2001, reflect the depth of Tomaske’s genealogical research.
Biographical Material includes chronologically arranged information about Pynchon’s youth and pre- writing career, with particular attention to his time at Cornell University and in the Navy. Almost all of the logbooks for the USS Hank for 1956, where and when Pynchon served, are included here.
Literary and Subject Materials include information about various topics found in Pynchon’s books, as well as literary criticism of Pynchon’s books. This section includes photocopies of the first issues of Pynchon Notes, a literary journal devoted to the works of Thomas Pynchon.
Publishing Material includes copies of various short stories and other works by Pynchon, as well as information about his literary awards and publishing.
Pynchon Correspondence includes copies of letters by Thomas Pynchon.
The collection also contains Tomaske’s Correspondence with other Pynchon scholars, various institutions, and people who know Pynchon, as well as some of Tomaske’s original notes. The collection includes Tomaske’s notecards, which appear to be part of his chronology project for Pynchon, as well as several audio cassette tapes of interviews by Tomaske. Finally the collection includes ephemera in the form of magazines that contain articles about Pynchon.

Arrangement

Organized in the following series:
  • Family History (Boxes 1-9)
  • Biographical Material (Boxes 10-11)
  • Literary and Subject Material (Boxes 12-16)
  • Publishing Material (Boxes 17-19)
  • Pynchon Correspondence and Material (Box 20)
  • Stephen Tomaske Correspondence (Box 21)
  • Tomaske Notes (Box 22)
  • Miscellaneous Non-Pynchon Materials (Box 23)
  • Notecards (Box 24)
  • Audio Cassette Tapes (Box 25)
  • Ephemera (Box 26 and loose volumes)
Arranged alphabetically within each series.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Pynchon, Thomas -- Correspondence.
Tomaske, Stephen Michael -- Archives

Forms/Genres

Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 20th century.
Photographs
Family papers
Ephemera
Manuscripts
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Additional Contributors

Pynchon, Thomas


Collection Contents

 

Family History

Box 1

Family History.

Folder 1

Pynchon Family Genealogies [7 items]

Folder 2

Day, Fannie Pynchon [8 items]

Folder 3

Dunnington, Alice Bennett Pynchon Whelen [9 items]

Folder 4

Hendrix, Beatrice Pynchon [10 items]

Folder 5

Mallory, Cora Nellia Pynchon [22 items]

Folder 6

Munson, Cora Mallory Pynchon [12 items]

Folder 7

Pynchon, Adeline Lobdell Atwater [7 items]

Folder 8

Pynchon, Catherine Bennett [2 items]

Folder 9

Pynchon, Charles E. [2 items]

Folder 10

Pynchon, Delia H. [2 items]

Folder 11

Pynchon, Edwin [9 items]

Folder 12

Pynchon, Sr., George Mallory (1 of 2) [41 items]

Folder 13

Pynchon, Sr., George Mallory (2 of 2) [17 items]

Box 2

Family History.

Folder 1

Pynchon, Jr., George Mallory [41 items]

Folder 2

Pynchon, Henry R. [2 items]

Folder 3

Pynchon, John, 1621-1703 [6 items]

Folder 4

Pynchon, John S. [1 item]

Folder 5

Pynchon, Joseph (1704-1765) [2 items]

Folder 6

Pynchon, Joseph (1 of 2) [17 items]

Folder 7

Pynchon, Joseph (2 of 2) [8 items]

Folder 8

Pynchon, Joseph Charles [2 items]

Box 3

Family History.

Folder 1

Pynchon, Joseph Henry (1 of 2) [15 items]

Folder 2

Pynchon, Joseph Henry (2 of 2) [28 items]

Folder 3

Pynchon, Joseph Henry, 1926 - ? [2 items]

Folder 4

Pynchon, Judith [6 items]

Folder 5

Pynchon, Katherine Vernon Brown Fuller (1 of 2) [73 items]

Folder 6

Pynchon, Katherine Vernon Brown Fuller (2 of 2) [22 items]

Folder 7

Pynchon, Lauriston F. L. [6 items]

Folder 8

Pynchon, Nathaniel [1 item]

Folder 9

Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles, 1823-1904 (1 of 2) [14 items]

Box 4

Family History.

Folder 1

Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles, 1823-1904 (2 of 2) [21 items]

Folder 2

Pynchon, Sr., Thomas Ruggles [38 items]

Folder 3

Pynchon, William, 1590-1662 (1 of 2) [13 items]

Folder 4

Pynchon, William, 1590-1662 (2 of 2) [29 items]

Box 5

Family History.

Folder 1

Pynchon, William, d. 1789 [7 items]

Folder 2

Pynchon, William Harry Chicheli (1 of 2) [15 items]

Folder 3

Pynchon, William Harry Chicheli (2 of 2) [14 items]

Folder 4

Pynchon, William L. [18 items]

Folder 5

Miscellaneous Pynchons [26 items]

Folder 6

Old English Pynchons – Essex [21 items]

Box 6

Family History.

Folder 1

Old English Pynchons – London [25 items]

Folder 2

Old English families related to the Pynchons [29 items]

Folder 3

Early Colonial families related to the Pynchons [7 items]

Folder 4

Early Colonial Pynchons [3 items]

Folder 5

18th Century Salem Massachusetts [10 items]

Folder 6

Eastern Pynchons [5 items]

Folder 7

Connecticut Pynchons [14 items]

Folder 8

Massachusetts Pynchons [23 items]

Box 7

Family History.

Folder 1

New York Pynchons [6 items]

Folder 2

Southern Pynchons [16 items]

Folder 3

Western and Midwestern Pynchons [34 items]

Folder 4

Library Catalog Searches [27 items]

Folder 5

Miscellaneous Pynchon Family Legal Records [17 items]

Folder 6

Periodical References [12 items]

Folder 7

Social Security Death Index Searches [3 items]

Folder 8

Stories and Poems about the Pynchon Family [8 items]

Folder 9

Cabot Family [2 items]

Folder 10

Cotton Family [7 items]

Folder 11

Edwards Family [2 items]

Box 8

Family History.

Folder 1

Hawthorne Family [11 items]

Folder 2

Holland Family [3 items]

Folder 3

Holyoke Family [15 items]

Folder 4

Hooker Family [2 items]

Folder 5

Lord Family [4 items]

Folder 6

Mather Family [6 items]

Folder 7

Oliver Family [27 items]

Folder 8

Orne Family [6 items]

Folder 9

Pierpont Family [6 items]

Folder 10

Ruggles Family [3 items]

Box 9

Family History.

Folder 1

Sewall Family [3 items]

Folder 2

Story Family [6 items]

Folder 3

Ventress Family [10 items]

Folder 4

Miscellaneous Families related to the Pynchons A-D [16 items]

Folder 5

Miscellaneous Families related to the Pynchons E-L [13 items]

Folder 6

Miscellaneous Families related to the Pynchons M-Z [16 items]

Folder 7

Miscellaneous [22 items]

 

Biographical Material

Box 10

Biographical Material.

Folder 1

Chronology by Stephen Tomaske [11 items]

Access Information

Portions of this text have been redacted and are sealed until January 2, 2040, in accordance with the Ford Foundation’s restriction on the original material.
Folder 2

General Accounts of Pynchon’s Life [34 items]

Folder 3

Personal Accounts of Pynchon’s Life [9 items]

Folder 4

High School [3 items]

Box 10a

Biographical Material.

Folder 1

Cornell – General Information [19 items]

Folder 2

Cornell – The Cornell Widow [2 items]

Folder 3

Cornell – Curtis, C. Michael [2 items]

Folder 4

Cornell – Fariña, Richard [9 items]

Folder 5

Cornell – Hathaway, Baxter, 1909- [1 item]

Folder 6

Cornell – Leff, Sandra [2 items]

Folder 7

Cornell – McConkey, James [1 item]

Folder 8

Cornell – Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 [9 items]

Folder 9

Cornell – Pynchon Information [21 items]

Folder 10

Cornell – Sale, Kirkpatrick [10 items]

Folder 11

Cornell – Seidler, David [5 items]

Folder 12

Cornell – Walinsky, Adam, 1937- [4 items]

Box 11

Biographical Material.

Folder 1

Navy – Destroyers [7 items]

Folder 2

Navy – USS Hank (General) [15 items]

Folder 3

Navy – USS Hank Personnel and Rupers Reports [3 items]

Folder 4

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, Feb. 1956 [2 items]

Folder 5

Navy – USS Hank Logbook., Mar. 1956 [1 item]

Folder 6

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, Apr. 1956 [1 item]

Folder 7

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, May 1956 [1 item]

Folder 8

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, June 1956 [1 item]

Folder 9

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, July 1956 [1 item]

Folder 10

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, Aug. 1956 [1 item]

Folder 11

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, Sept. 1956 [1 item]

Folder 12

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, Oct. 1956 [1 item]

Folder 13

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, Nov. 1956 [1 item]

Folder 14

Navy – USS Hank Logbook, Dec. 1956 [1 item]

Folder 15

Navy – Malta [17 items]

Folder 16

Navy – Mediterranean [34 items]

Folder 17

Navy – Suez Canal [13 items]

Folder 18

Navy – Training [8 items]

Folder 19

Boeing – Manual of Writing Style [1 item]

Folder 20

Boeing – Seattle,Washington [29 items]

Folder 21

Boeing – Technical Writing [6 items]

Folder 22

Miscellaneous [8 items]

 

Literary and Subject Material

Box 12

A-Ho

Folder 1

Africa [4 items]

Folder 2

The Beach Boys [2 items]

Folder 3

Bester, Alfred [6 items]

Folder 4

Borges, Jose Luis, 1899- [2 items]

Folder 5

Brethor, Reginald [4 items]

Folder 6

Cold War and Communism [6 items]

Folder 7

Cremona, J. J. [8 items]

Folder 8

Dick, Philip K. [2 items]

Folder 9

Eastlake, William [1 item]

Folder 10

Falkland Islands War [6 items]

Folder 11

Ford Foundation – General [8 items]

Folder 12

Ford Foundation – Tomaske Notes [13 items]

Folder 13

Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster [11 items]

Folder 14

Gravity’s Rainbow Index [1 item]

Folder 15

Gravity’s Rainbow Music [2 items]

Folder 16

Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch, 1872-1949 [2 items]

Folder 17

Houston Astrodome [7 items]

Folder 18

Houston Encephalitis Epidemic [25 items]

Folder 19

Houston, Texas [10 items]

Box 13

Hy-N

Folder 1

Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970 [1 item]

Folder 2

Ionesco, Eugene [10 items]

Folder 3

Janet, Pierre, 1859-1947 [8 items]

Folder 4

Jazz [9 items]

Folder 5

Kenyatta, Jomo [3 items]

Folder 6

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 [2 items]

Folder 7

Latin America [4 items]

Folder 8

Manon Lescaut [9 items]

Folder 9

Literary Criticism of Pynchon’s Works [23 items]

Folder 10

Louisiana Hurricane (1957) [3 items]

Folder 11

Moore, Brian, 1921- [2 items]

Folder 12

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 [4 items]

Folder 13

NASA Space Center, Houston [3 items]

Folder 14

New Jersey Devil [2 items]

Folder 15

Norfolk, Virginia [53 items]

Box 14

O-Pynchon Notes No. 12

Folder 1

Oliver, Chad, 1928- [8 items]

Folder 2

Parapsychology [9 items]

Folder 3

Physics [2 items]

Folder 4

Pynchon Bibliographies [7 items]

Folder 5

Thomas Pynchon: A Journey into the Mind of P. (1 of 2) [37 items]

Folder 6

Thomas Pynchon: A Journey into the Mind of P. (2 of 2) [52 items]

Folder 7

Pynchon Notes No. 1 (Feb. 1980) [1 item]

Folder 8

Pynchon Notes No. 2 (Feb. 1980) [1 item]

Folder 9

Pynchon Notes No. 3 (June, 1980) [1 item]

Folder 10

Pynchon Notes No. 4 (Oct. 1980) [1 item]

Folder 11

Pynchon Notes No. 5 (Feb. 1981) [1 item]

Folder 12

Pynchon Notes No. 6 (June, 1981) [1 item]

Folder 13

Pynchon Notes No. 7 (Oct. 1981) [1 item]

Folder 14

Pynchon Notes No. 8 (Feb. 1982) [1 item]

Folder 15

Pynchon Notes No. 9 (June, 1982) [1 item]

Folder 16

Pynchon Notes No. 12 (June, 1983) [1 item]

Box 15

Pynchon Notes No. 13-Texas Hogs

Folder 1

Pynchon Notes No. 13 (Oct. 1983) [1 item]

Folder 2

Pynchon Notes (Misc.)[6 items]

Folder 3

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center [ 2 items]

Folder 4

Charles Robert Richet [1 item]

Folder 5

Roditi, Edouard [3 items]

Folder 6

Le Sacre du Printemps [ 2 items]

Folder 7

Sailors’ Songs [7 items]

Folder 8

Seattle World’s Fair [8 items]

Folder 9

Sexual Deviance [2 items]

Folder 10

Schmidt, Helmut, 1928- [12 items]

Folder 11

Slang [4 items]

Folder 12

Stegnet, Wallace Earle, 1909- [1 item]

Folder 13

Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955 [1 item]

Folder 14

Stratememtyer, Edward, 1862-1930 [3 items]

Folder 15

Surf Culture and Music [6 items]

Folder 16

Tamony, Peter [7 items]

Folder 17

Texas Air Conditioning [11 items]

Folder 18

Texas Folklore [10 items]

Folder 19

Texas Hogs [11 items]

Box 16

Texas Music-Z

Folder 1

Texas Music [5 items]

Folder 2

The Threepenny Opera [6 items]

Folder 3

Tinasky, Wanda (1 of 2) [6 items]

Folder 4

Tinasky, Wanda (2 of 2) [3 items]

Folder 5

Titov, G. S. (German Stepanovich), 1935- [11 items]

Folder 6

Vaughn Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 [1 item]

Folder 7

Vietnam War [5 items]

Folder 8

The Wasteland (German) [1 item]

Folder 9

Webern, Anton, 1883-1945 [7 items]

Folder 10

Stanford White Murder [5 items]

Folder 11

Yurick, Sol, 1925- [3 items]

 

Publishing Material

Box 17

A-J

Folder 1

Advertisements for Pynchon Works [8 items]

Folder 2

American Short Stories Since 1945 [ 1 item]

Folder 3

The Best American Short Stories, 1962 [1 item]

Folder 4

The Best American Short Stories, 1960 [1 item]

Folder 5

The Best American Short Stories, 1961 [1 item]

Folder 6

The Best American Short Stories, 1965 [1 item]

Folder 7

Black Humor [3 items]

Folder 8

Copyright and Ethics [8 items]

Folder 9

The Dial [16 items]

Folder 10

Donadio, Candida, 1929-2001 [19 items]

Folder 11

Donadio, Candida, 1929-2001 – Literary Clients [17 items]

Folder 12

Epoch [16 items]

Folder 13

William Faulkner Foundation [5 items]

Folder 14

The Ford Foundation [6 items]

Folder 15

Grants and Awards [3 items]

Folder 16

Howells Medal for Fiction [2 items]

Folder 17

A Journey Into the Mind of Watts [2 items]

Box 18

K-Ri

Folder 1

The Kenyon Review [10 items]

Folder 2

J .Lippincott Company [10 items]

Folder 3

McIntosh and Otis [6 items]

Folder 4

Mahool, Pat [11 items]

Folder 5

National Book Award [10 items]

Folder 6

Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters [13 items]

Folder 7

New World Writing [7 items]

Folder 8

The Noble Savage [9 items]

Folder 9

Prize Stories 1961: The O. Henry Awards [15 items]

Folder 10

Publishing Profession [7 items]

Folder 11

The Pulitzer Prize [1 item]

Folder 12

Pynchon’s Introductions and Short Essays [4 items]

Folder 13

Pynchon’s Reviews of Other Writers’ Works [5 items]

Folder 14

Random House [2 items]

Folder 15

Reviews of The Crying of Lot 49 [3 items]

Folder 16

Reviews of V. [6 items]

Folder 17

Reviews of Vineland [11 items]

Folder 18

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships [1 item]

Folder 19

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Awards [4 items]

Box 19

Ru-Z and miscellaneous

Folder 1

Russell and Volkening (1 of 2) [8 items]

Folder 2

Russell and Volkening (2 of 2) [3 items]

Folder 3

Sale, Faith [6 items]

Folder 4

Smith, Corlies M. [10 items]

Folder 5

Twelve from the Sixties [12 items]

Folder 6

Viking [2 items]

Folder 7

Wasserman, Harriet [2 items]

Folder 8

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation [9 items]

Folder 9

Miscellaneous Pynchon Materials [13 items]

Box 20

Pynchon Correspondence and Material

Folder 1

Corlies M. Smith [1 item]

Folder 2

Brandeis University [2 items]

Conditions of Use

Not to be reproduced.
Folder 3

Columbia University [12 items]

Conditions of Use

Not to be reproduced.
Folder 4

Harry Ransom Research Center [5 items]

Conditions of Use

Not to be reproduced.
Folder 5

Rockefeller Archive Center [7 items]

Conditions of Use

Not to be reproduced.
Folder 6

University of Missouri [20 items]

Conditions of Use

Not to be reproduced.
Folder 7

University of Virginia [15 items]

Conditions of Use

Not to be reproduced.
Folder 8

Copies of Pynchon Correspondence – Misc. [9 items]

Conditions of Use

Not to be reproduced.
Box 21

Stephen Tomaske Correspondence

Folder 1

American Philosophical Society. To Stephen Tomaske. 1990, Mar. 9. [1 item]

Folder 2

Cornell University Libraries. To Stephen Tomaske. 1989, Dec. 6 [1 item]

Folder 3

Duyfhuizen, Bernard, 1953-. To Stephen Tomaske. 1990, Aug. 25. [1 item]

Folder 4

Ford Foundation. To Stephen Tomaske. 1988-1990. [4 items]

Folder 5

Guggenheim Foundation. To Stephen Tomaske. 1990, Mar.-Apr. [3 items]

Folder 6

Historical Society of Pennsylvania. To Stephen Tomaske. 1990, Mar. 22. [1 item]

Folder 7

[SEALED] Herman, Luc. To Stephen Tomaske. 2001, Apr.-Nov. [28 items]

Access Information

[SEALED]. This folder has been removed and is sealed for Mr. Herman’s lifetime.
Folder 8

Hollander, Charles. To Stephen Tomaske. [1 item]

Folder 9

Jackson, Melanie. To Stephen Tomaske. 1990, Feb. 13. [1 item]

Folder 10

Joseph the Provider. To Stephen Tomaske. 1988-1990. [4 items]

Folder 11

Krafft, John M. To Stephen Tomaske. 1988-1990. [14 items]

Folder 12

National Archives – Pacific Southwest Region. To Stephen Tomaske. 1990, Mar. 2. [1 item]

Folder 13

Parker, Stephen Jan. To Stephen Tomaske. 1991, Sept. 18. [1 item]

Folder 14

[SEALED] Reilly, Terry. To Stephen Tomaske. 2001, Jun.-Nov. [8 items]

Access Information

[SEALED]. This folder has been removed and is sealed until January 2, 2033.
Folder 15

Stonehill, Brian. To Stephen Tomaske. 1990, Apr. 4. [1 item]

Folder 16

Tölölyan, Khachig. To Stephen Tomaske. 1986-1988. [3 items]

Folder 17

University of Nevada-Reno. To Stephen Tomaske. 1988-1990. [3 items]

Folder 18

Tomaske, Stephen M. Correspondence to and from repositories having Pynchon materials. [23 items]

Folder 19

Vella, Michael W. To Stephen Tomaske.1991, Oct. 7. [4 items]

Folder 20

Tomaske, Stephen M. To American Philosophical Society. 1990, Feb. 27. [1 item]

Folder 21

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Cornell University Library. 1989, Nov. 10. [1 item]

Folder 22

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Bernard Duyfhuizen. 1990, Aug.-Sept. [2 items]

Folder 23

Tomaske, Stephen M. To The Ford Foundation. 1989-1990. [5 items]

Folder 24

Tomaske, Stephen M. To The Fresno County Free Library. 1990, Mar. 14. [1 item]

Folder 25

Tomaske, Stephen M. To John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1990, Feb.- Mar. [2 items]

Folder 26

[SEALED] Tomaske, Stephen M. To Luc Herman. 2001, Apr.-Nov. [34 items]

Access Information

[SEALED]. This folder has been removed and is sealed for Mr. Herman’s lifetime.
Folder 27

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 1990, Feb. 27. [1 item]

Folder 28

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Melanie Jackson. 1989, Sept. [3 items]

Folder 29

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Joseph the Provider. 1988-1990. [3 items]

Folder 30

Tomaske, Stephen M. To John M. Krafft. 1988-1991. [24 items]

Folder 31

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Clifford Mead. 1989, Nov. 27. [1 item]

Folder 32

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Matthew Monahan. 1990, Feb. 27. [1 item]

Folder 33

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Monroe Stahr Books. 1990, Mar. 2. [1 item]

Folder 34

Tomaske, Stephen M. To National Archives – Pacific Southwest Region. 1990, Mar. 6. [1 item]

Folder 35

Tomaske, Stephen M. To National Archives and Records Administration. 1990, Mar. 6. [1 item]

Folder 36

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Stephen Jan Parker. 1991, Sept. 7. [1 item]

Folder 37

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Penguin, U.S.A. 1990, Feb. 7. [1 item]

Folder 38

[SEALED] Tomaske, Stephen M. To Terry Reilly. 2001, Aug. [3 items]

Access Information

[SEALED]. This folder has been removed and is sealed until January 2, 2033.
Folder 39

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Michael Silverblatt. 1990, Feb.-Mar. [2 items]

Folder 40

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Corlies Smith. 2001. [4 items]

Folder 41

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Brian Stonehill. 1990, Mar.-Apr. [2 items]

Folder 42

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Khachig Tölölyan. 1987-1988. [2 items]

Folder 43

Tomaske, Stephen M. To University of Nevada-Reno. 1989-1990. [2 items]

Folder 44

Tomaske, Stephen M. To: Sample Letter. [1 item]

Box 22

Tomaske Notes

Folder 1

Herman, Luc [2 items]

Folder 2

Krafft, John M. [9 items]

Folder 3

Miscellaneous Pynchon Material [38 items]

Folder 4

Notebook: “Pynchon” [1 item]

Folder 5

Notebook: “Pynchon Notes” [1 item]

Folder 6

[SEALED] Notes and Interviews by Luc Herman [12 items]

Access Information

[SEALED]. This folder has been removed and is sealed for Mr. Herman's lifetime.
Folder 7

[SEALED] Notes and Manuscript of Article for Pynchon Notes, including text of Pynchon’s Ford Foundation autobiography [2 items]

Access Information

[SEALED]. This folder has been removed. Sealed until January 2, 2040, in accordance with the Ford Foundation’s restriction on the original material.
Folder 8

Pynchon-related ILL Forms [42 items]

Folder 9

Transcriptions of Pynchon works by Bob Orlowsky (1 of 4) [5 items]

Access Information

Portions of this text have been redacted and are sealed until January 2, 2040, in accordance with the Ford Foundation’s restriction on the original material.
Folder 10

Transcriptions of Pynchon works by Bob Orlowsky (2 of 4) [1 item pp. i,ii, 1-207]

Folder 11

Transcriptions of Pynchon works by Bob Orlowsky (3 of 4) [1 item pp. 208-400]

Folder 12

Transcriptions of Pynchon works by Bob Orlowsky (4 of 4) [1 item pp. 401-549]

Box 23

Misc. Non-Pynchon Material

Folder 1

Book Review of The Battle of Beginnings by Del Ratzch and responses. [4 items]

Folder 2

Business Card [2 items]

Folder 3

ILL Request Forms [54 items]

Folder 4

The Incredible Rocky [3 items]

Folder 5

Notebook [1 item]

Folder 6

Notebook: “Tomaske” [1 item]

Folder 7

Tomaske, Stephen M. To Odyssey Book Shop.1990, Aug. 7. [3 items]

Box 24

Notecards

Box 25

Audio Cassette Tapes

Folder 1

William Allen 7/5/98 and T. D. Gafford 7/5/98

Folder 2

Troy Banks 7/14/98 (both sides)

Folder 3

Joe Brennon 7/5/98

Folder 4

James Johnson 8/9/98

Folder 5

Gordon Vervoe 7/5/98 and Kenneth Kalizewski 7/5/98

Folder 6

James Johnson 8/9/98

Folder 7

Dale (USS Hank)

Folder 8

George Hatchell

Folder 9

George Hatchell (side B) and Conversation with unidentified man and woman (side A)

Folder 10

[SEALED] Luc Herman interview. Also, CD.

Access Information

[SEALED]. These items have been removed and are sealed for Mr. Herman’s lifetime.
Box 26

Ephemera: Periodicals

Folder 1

Esquire, December 1965, “The World (This One), the Flesh (Mrs. Oedipa Maas), and the Testament of Pierce Inverarity,” short story by Thomas Pynchon

Folder 2

Fame, Winter 1990, “Over the ‘Rainbow’” by David Stetifeld.

Folder 3

Holiday, December 1965, Thomas Pynchon book review of Warlock.

Folder 4

LA Weekly, December 22-28, 1995, “Is Thomas Pynchon Wanda Tinasky?” by Dave Gardetta.

Folder 5

LA Weekly, January 19-25, 1996, (page missing)

Folder 6

Lingua Franca, October 1995, “Invisible, Inc.” by Scott McLemee.

Folder 7

New York, November 11, 1996, “Meet Your Neighbor, Thomas Pynchon,” by Nancy Jo Sales.

Folder 8

The New Yorker, April 2, 1990

Folder 9

People, January 29, 1990, “The Mystery of Thomas Pynchon Leads Fans and Scholars on a Quest as bizarre as his Plots,” by Jamie Diamond.

Folder 10

Playboy, March 1977, “Who is Thomas Pynchon . . . and Why Did He Take Off with My Wife? – a memoir,” by Jules Siegel.

Folder 11

Post, December 19-26, 1964, “The Secret Integration,” short story by Thomas Pynchon

Folder 12

Smart, January-February 1990, “Thomas Pynchon, come out, come out, wherever you are,” by Adam Begley.

Folder 13

Tatler, December/January 1989/1990, “The Quest for Pynchon,” by David Gale.

 

Unboxed volumes: other publications

Note

Stephen Tomaske placed bookmarks in the four Cornell volumes. To protect the volumes, the original bookmarks have been removed. The following is a list of the locations of the bookmarks.
 

Four Postwar American Novelists. Ed. Frank D. McConnell. The University of Chicago Press (Chicago: 1977).

 

Contemporary Writers: Thomas Pynchon. Tony Tanner. Methuen & Co. (New York: 1982).

 

Nelson Algren’s own book of Lonesome Monsters. Ed. Nelson Algren. Bernard Geis Associates (New York: 1962).

 

Mindful Pleasures: Essays on Thomas Pynchon. Ed. George Levine and David Leverenz. Little, Brown and Company (Boston: 1976).

 

Prize Stories 1962: The O. Henry Awards. Ed. Richard Poirer. Doubledasy & Company, Inc. (Garden City, NY: 1962)

 

The Best American Short Stories 1961. Ed. Martha Foley and David Burnett. Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston: 1961).

 

The Kenyon Review. Vol. XXII. No. 2. Ed. Robie Macauley. Kenyon College (Gambier, OH: Spring, 1960).

 

The Noble Savage 3. Ed. Saul Bellow and Keith Botsford. The World Publishing Company (Cleveland: 1961).

 

The Crying of Lot 49. Thomas Pynchon. Bantam Books (New York: 1967).

 

The Crying of Lot 49. Thomas Pynchon. Bantam Books (New York: 1967).

 

Gravity’s Rainbow. Thomas Pynchon. The Viking Press (New York: 1973).

 

V. Thomas Pynchon. Bantam Book (New York: 1968).

 

Mason & Dixon. Thomas Pynchon. Henry Holt and Company (New York: 1997).

 

Slow Learner: Early Stories. Thomas Pynchon. Little, Brown and Company (Boston: 1984). [hardcover]

 

Slow Learner: Early Stories. Thomas Pynchon. Little, Brown and Company (Boston: 1984). [paperback]

 

Vineland. Thomas Pynchon. Little, Brown and Company (Boston: 1990). [with dustjacket]

 

Vineland. Thomas Pynchon. Little, Brown and Company (Boston: 1990). [Lacking dust jacket]

 

Pynchon Notes, Vol. 24-25, Spring Fall 1989

 

Pynchon Notes, Vol. 54-55, Spring Fall 2008

 

Official Publication of Cornell University, Vol. 45 (1953-54)

Note

Stephen Tomaske placed bookmarks in this volume. To protect the volume, the original bookmarks have been removed. The following is a list of the locations of the bookmarks:
  • p. 24-25, p. 64-65, p. 94-95 (p. 95 being the title page for Scholarships & Grants-in-Aid 1953-54)
  • College of Arts & Sciences 1954-55, p. 24-25, p. 106-107 (Physics)
  • Independent Departments 1954-55, p. 14-15 (Military Science & Tactics)
  • Directory of Students 1953-54, p. 88-89
 

Official Publication of Cornell University, Vol. 46 (1954-55)

Note

Stephen Tomaske placed bookmarks in this volume. To protect the volume, the original bookmarks have been removed. The following is a list of the locations of the bookmarks:
  • College of Arts & Sciences 1955-56: contents page [unnumbered]
  • President’s Report, 1953-54: p.4-5, p.6-7
 

Announcements of Cornell University, Vol. 49 (1957-58)

Note

Stephen Tomaske placed bookmarks in this volume. To protect the volume, the original bookmarks have been removed. The following is a list of the locations of the bookmarks:
  • Prize Competitions 1957-58: p. 1, p. 8-9
  • Summer Session 1958: p. 4-5
  • College of Arts & Sciences 1958-59: p.1, p. 58-59 (English), p. 60-61 (Far Eastern Studies), p. 102-103 (Modern Foreign Lang. and Lit.), p. 122-123 (Psychology), p. 124-125 (Psychology)
  • Independent Departments: p.8-9 (Military Science & Tactics)
  • Directory of Students 1957-58: p. 1 (Instructions), p. 4-5, p. 20-21
 

Announcements of Cornell University, Vol. 50 (1958-59)

Note

Stephen Tomaske placed bookmarks in this volume. To protect the volume, the original bookmarks have been removed. The following is a list of the locations of the bookmarks:
  • General Information 1959-60: title page, p. 1 p. 2-3 p. 4-5, p. 10-11, p. 30-31, p. 32-33 (map), p. 38-39, p. 40-41, p. 46-47, p. 48-49, p. 52-53, p. 54-55, p. 56-57.
  • Prize Competitions 1958-59 and 1959-60: p. 1, p. 4-5, p. 22-23 (Libraries), p. 52-53 (English), p. 54-55 (English), p. 62-63 (Geology & Geography), p. 82-83 (Mathematics), p. 96-97 (Modern Foreign Lang. & Lit.) p. 98-99