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MSS.1974.11.01  
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Series I: Correspondence, 188 1953-1991, and undated

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Scope and Content

The materials in this series document the personal and professional life of José Antonio Villarreal and his endeavors to publish his writings. The bulk of the series consists of Villarreal's correspondence with editors at Doubleday & Company and literary agents at Paul R. Reynolds. Other literary agencies and publishers represented in this series include Curtis Brown, Ltd.; Harry Jacobsen; Scott Meredith Literary Agency; and Bilingual Press. Also included is correspondence with family, friends, colleagues, and students; literary correspondence related to permissions, personal appearances, and publication; correspondence with academic institutions where Villarreal sought employment, taught, or visited as a guest lecturer; and letters describing his views on Chicano literature and the Chicano Movement.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender's last name or name of affiliated organization, with incoming and outgoing letters interfiled chronologically. Whenever possible, the correspondence is filed under the name of the institution with which the writer is affiliated, whether the letter is of a personal or professional nature. Partially identified and unidentified letters can be found at the end of the series.
 

Box 1: Correspondence Arranged by Academic Institution, A-Y, 195 1959-1991, and undated

 

Folder 1: Academic Institutions, B-D, 1959-1991

 

Folder 2: Academic Institutions, G-M, 1959-1991

 

Folder 3: Academic Institutions, N-P, 1959-1991

 

Folder 4: Academic Institutions, Sa, 1959-1991

 

Folder 5: Academic Institutions, Sc-T, 1959-1991

 

Folder 6: Academic Institutions, U, 1959-1991

 

Folder 7: Academic Institutions, UC Riverside, 1959-1991

 

Folder 8: Academic Institutions, U, 1959-1991

 

Folder 9: Academic Institutions, University of Santa Clara, 1959-1991

 

Folder 10: Academic Institutions, U, 1959-1991

 

Folder 11: Academic Institutions, W-Y, 1959-1991

 

Box 2: Correspondence Arranged by Organization, A-N, 193 1953-1991, and undated

 

Folder 1: Organizations, A-B, 1953-1991

 

Folder 2: Organizations, Ca-Co, 1953-1991

 

Folder 3: Organizations, Curtis Brown, Ltd., 1953-1991

 

Folder 4: Organizations, D, 1953-1991

 

Folder 5: Organizations, Doubleday, Barrett, Loretta, 1953-1991

 

Folder 6: Organizations, Doubleday, Burton, Naomi, 1953-1991

 

Folder 7: Organizations, Doubleday, Kelley, William, 1953-1991

 

Folder 8: Organizations, Doubleday, Kelly, Susan, 1953-1991

 

Folder 9: Organizations, Doubleday, Nichols, Luther, 1953-1991

 

Folder 10: Organizations, Doubleday, Vaughan, Samuel, 1953-1991

 

Folder 11: Organizations, Doubleday, 1953-1991

 

Folder 12: Organizations, E-G, 1953-1991

 

Folder 13: Organizations, H, 1953-1991

 

Folder 14: Organizations, Harry Jacobsen, 1953-1991

 

Folder 15: Organizations, Holiday, 1953-1991

 

Folder 16: Organizations, J-Li, 1953-1991

 

Folder 17: Organizations, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, 1953-1991

 

Folder 18: Organizations, Lo-Ne, 1953-1991

 

Box 3: Correspondence Arranged by Organization, P-Y, 194 1959-1990, and undated

 

Folder 1: Organizations, Pa, 1959-1990

 

Folder 2: Organizations, Paul R. Reynolds, Reynolds, Paul, 1959-1990

 

Folder 3: Organizations, Paul R. Reynolds, Reiss, Malcolm, 1959-1990

 

Folder 4: Organizations, Paul R. Reynolds, Reiss, Malcolm, 1959-1990

 

Folder 5: Organizations, Paul R. Reynolds, Reiss, Malcolm, 1959-1990

 

Folder 6: Organizations, Paul R. Reynolds, Reiss, Malcolm, 1959-1990

 

Folder 7: Organizations, Paul R. Reynolds, Reiss, Malcolm, 1959-1990

 

Folder 8: Organizations, Paul R. Reynolds, Reiss, Malcolm, 1959-1990

 

Folder 9: Organizations, Paul R. Reynolds, 1959-1990

 

Folder 10: Organizations, Po-Pr, 1959-1990

 

Folder 11: Organizations, Q-Sa, 1959-1990

 

Folder 12: Organizations, Scott Meredith Literary Agency, 1959-1990

 

Folder 13: Organizations, Su-Y, 1959-1990

 

Box 4: Correspondence Arranged by Sender's Last Name, 196 1958-1990, and undated

 

Folder 1: Sender's Last Name, A-C, 1958-1990

 

Folder 2: Sender's Last Name, D-F, 1958-1990

 

Folder 3: Sender's Last Name, G-L, 1958-1990

 

Folder 4: Sender's Last Name, M, 1958-1990

 

Folder 5: Sender's Last Name, Neyman, Michael, 1958-1990

 

Folder 6: Sender's Last Name, No-R, 1958-1990

 

Folder 7: Sender's Last Name, S-V, 1958-1990

 

Folder 8: Sender's Last Name, Villarreal, 1958-1990

 

Folder 9: Sender's Last Name, W, 1958-1990

 

Folder 10: Sender's First Name, B-G, 1958-1990

 

Folder 11: Sender's First Name, J-S, 1958-1990

 

Folder 12: Sender's First Name, unidentified, 1958-1990

 

Series II: Writings by Villarreal, 189 1959-1992, and undated

Physical Description: 15 boxes

Scope and Content

The materials in this series document Villarreal's creative process and output as a writer. The records include drafts; original research materials and notes; outlines; page and galley proofs; and typescripts of Villarreal's books. Several of the drafts contain editorial markings. There are also articles, essays, and poetry written by Villarreal, some of which were published in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers. Also included is an early manuscript and precursor to the book Pocho, entitled Our Little Life.
This series is arranged alphabetically by title. The writings exist in multiple drafts, and the physical arrangement does not necessarily reflect the order of composition. Boxes 6 and 7 consist of unbound drafts in no discernible order.
Note: Come Ride with Me was renamed The Conscripts. Heraclio and My Kinsman, My Foe are earlier titles for The Fifth Horseman.
 

Box 5: Clemente Chacón, 200 circa 1974-1984

 

Folder 1: Draft of Manuscript, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 2: Draft of Manuscript, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 3: Xerox Copies of Page Proofs, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 4: Page Proofs, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 5: Copy of Novel, c. 1974-1984

 

Box 6: The Fifth Horseman, 201 1960, and undated

 

Folder 1: Notes, 1960

 

Folder 2: Outline for Heraclio, 1960

 

Folder 3: Copy of Outline for Heraclio, 1960

 

Folder 4: Original Handwritten Draft, 1960

 

Folder 5: Handwritten Draft, 1960

 

Folder 6: Typed Draft with Handwritten Revisions, 1960

 

Folder 7: Handwritten Draft, 1960

 

Box 7: [The Fifth Horseman] Heraclio, 202 undated

 

Folder 1: Reading Notes, undated

 

Folder 2: Handwritten Draft, undated

 

Folder 3: Handwritten Draft, undated

 

Folder 4: Handwritten Draft, undated

 

Folder 5: Handwritten and Typed Draft, undated

 

Folder 6: Handwritten Draft, undated

 

Folder 7: Handwritten Notes and Draft, undated

 

Box 8: [The Fifth Horseman] My Kinsman, My Foe, 203 1960

 

Box 9: The Fifth Horseman, 204 1969

 

Box 10: The Fifth Horseman, 205 undated

 

Folder 1: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 2: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 3: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 4: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 5: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 6: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 7: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 8: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 9: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 10: Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Box 11: The Fifth Horseman, 206 circa 1974-1984

 

Folder 1: Draft with Handwritten Edits, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 2: Draft with Handwritten Edits, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 3: Draft with Handwritten Edits, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 4: Galley Proof with Handwritten Edits, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 5: Galley Proof, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 6: Copy of Novel, c. 1974-1984

 

Folder 7: Galley Proofs, c. 1974-1984

 

Box 12: Pocho, 207 undated

 

Folder 1: Typed Draft, undated

 

Folder 2: Handwritten and Typed Draft, undated

 

Folder 3: Typed Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 4: Typed Draft, undated

 

Box 13: Pocho, 208 undated

 

Folder 1: Typed Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 2: Typed Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 3: Typed Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 4: Typed Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 5: Typed Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Folder 6: Typed Draft with Handwritten Edits, undated

 

Box 14: Pocho, 209 undated

 

Folder 1: Typed Draft, undated

 

Folder 2: Typed Draft, undated

 

Folder 3: Typed Draft, undated

 

Folder 4: Typed Draft, undated

 

Folder 5: Typed Draft, undated

 

Folder 6: Typed Draft, undated

 

Box 15: Pocho, 210 circa 1959

 

Folder 1: Edited Typed Draft, c. 1959

 

Folder 2: Edited Typed Draft, c. 1959

 

Folder 3: Edited Typed Draft, c. 1959

 

Folder 4: Edited Typed Draft, c. 1959

 

Folder 5: Edited Typed Draft, c. 1959

 

Folder 6: Edited Typed Draft, c. 1959

 

Folder 7: Edited Typed Draft, c. 1959

 

Folder 8: Edited Typed Draft, c. 1959

 

Box 16: Pocho, 211 circa 1959

 

Folder 1: Edited Galley Proof, c. 1959

 

Folder 2: Final Galley Proof, c. 1959

 

Folder 3: Copies of Novel, c. 1959-1970

 

Box 17: Other Writings, C – Me, 212 1965-1992, and undated

 

Folder 1: "California: The Mexicans" Manuscript, 1965

 

Folder 2: Copy of "The Identification and Analysis of Chicano Literature", 1979

 

Folder 3: "Come Ride with Me", 1963

 

Folder 4: Handwritten Draft of "The Conscript", 1972

 

Folder 5: First Typed Draft of "The Conscript", 1972

 

Folder 6: Copies of "Puerto del Sol", 1973

 

Folder 7: "Espanto," "Life is a Cookout," "Mexican Americans in Upheaval," and "Mexico 68" Manuscript, 1973-1976, & undated

 

Folder 8: "Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction," 1992

 

Folder 9: "Mexico: The Struggle for Sovereignty," undated

 

Box 18: Other Writings, Me – V, 213 1959-1979, and undated

 

Folder 1: "Mexico: the Struggle for Sovereignty", 1962

 

Folder 2: "The Odor of Pink Beans Boiling", 1959

 

Folder 3: "Our Little Life" Novel, undated

 

Folder 4: "The Valley was Kind to Us", 1979

 

Box 19: Other Writings, oversized, 214 1962-1966

 

Folder 1: "Holiday", 1962-1965

 

Folder 2: "West", LA Times, 1966

 

Series III: Printed Materials, 190 1959-1995

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content

The materials in this series document the various ways in which Villarreal's writings were received by academics, critics, members of the Chicano Movement, and others; his speaking engagements; his participation in various literary conferences; and his career as a writer. Included are critiques of Pocho; interviews and articles about Villarreal; programs for conferences and writers workshops; reviews of Pocho and The Fifth Horseman; publicity materials; and newspaper clippings.
This series is arranged by format.
 

Box 20: Printed Materials, 215 1959-1995, and undated

 

Folder 1: Reviews, 1959-1992

 

Folder 2: Speaking Engagements, 1959-1995

 

Folder 3: Conferences, 1960-1990

 

Folder 4: On "Pocho", 1960-1979

 

Folder 5: About Villarreal, 1979

 

Folder 6: About Villarreal, "Pocho", 1970-1979

 

Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings, 1959-1975

 

Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings, 1975-1981

 

Folder 9: Newspaper Clippings, 1984-1994, & undated

 

Series IV: Personalia, 191 1950-2010

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content

The materials in this series document Villarreal's personal life and professional achievements. The records include awards; a Chicano literature bibliography and printed materials collected by Villarreal; his curriculum vitae; his college diploma; papers and photographs documenting the donation of his papers to the University of Santa Clara; his honorary degree from Houston International University; memorial service materials; and pages from a scrapbook.
 

Box 21: Personalia, 216 1950-2010

 

Folder 1: Personal documents, articles, and recognitions, 1950-2010

 

Folder 2: Memorabilia from Reception Honoring Villarreal, 1974

 

Folder 3: Doctorate Diploma, 1989

 

Folder 4: Jose Antonia Villarreal Memorial Service, 2010

 

Series V: Audiovisual Materials, 192 1975, and undated

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content

The materials in this series include audio reel-to-reel, audiocassette, and videocassette recordings of Villarreal in conversation with his peers, community, and students. Included are audiocassette recordings of Villarreal and others presenting at a Chicano Writers' Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley in 1975 and a radio broadcast of Villarreal being interviewed by Roberto Cantú and Victor Vasquez; reel-to-reel recordings of a presentation Villarreal gave at the University of Colorado, Boulder on the Mexican-American experience; two unidentified reels; and a videocassette recording of Villarreal speaking to an unidentified group of students and community members about his life, his work, and Chicano culture and heritage.
Note: Reel-to-reel recordings are not available for playback at this time.
 

Box 22: Audiovisual Materials, 217 1975, and undated