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William W. Johnson collection on B. Traven
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Series 1. Publications 1948-1987, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains publications, clippings, and other material regarding B. Traven. Includes several articles on B. Traven by E.R. Hagemann, Gerd Heidemann, and William W. Johnson as well newspapers from Chiapas, Mexico covering the three-day homage to B. Traven.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Press clippings regarding B. Traven (includes photocopies) circa 1966-1969

Box 1, Folder 2

Publications and press clippings regarding B. Traven from Mexican, United States, and British publishers. Includes book reviews, obituaries, an interview with filmmaker Gabriel Figueroa, and an invitation to subscribe to the B. Traven Newsletter published by Terrence L. Ponick circa 1969-1976

Box 1, Folder 3

Article by E.R. Hagemann titled "Huye! A conjectural biography of B. Traven" (photocopy) 1961

Box 1, Folder 4

Article by Gerd Heidemann titled "Wer ist der Mann, der Traven heisst?" from Stern magazine 1967

Box 1, Folder 5

Article by Stephen Meyer titled "From a journalist's notebook: William Weber Johnson's encounters with the legends of his time" in Reader (San Diego's Weekly) (photocopy) 1987

Box 1, Folder 6

Article by Luis Spota in the Mexican newspaper Mañana (photocopy) 1948

Box 1, Folder 7

Magazine titled Ramparts (vol. 6, no. 2-3). Includes articles by Judy Stone titled "The mystery of B. Traven" and "Conversations with B. Traven" (includes photocopies) 1967

Box 1, Folder 8

Magazine, correspondence, and other material regarding the article titled "Trying to solve the enigma of the Sierra Madre," by William W. Johnson in the Smithsonian (vol. 13, no. 12) circa 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 9

Drafts, correspondence, and other material regarding an article by William W. Johnson for the Smithsonian 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 10

Magazines, correspondence, and other material regarding B. Traven. Includes issues of the B. Traven Newsletter by Terence L. Ponick and an article titled "Hitler's Munich" from Mankind (includes photocopies) circa 1966-1976, undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Newspapers from Chiapas, Mexico covering the three-day homage to B. Traven 1969

Box 1, Folder 12

Book review by William W. Johnson of The Night Visitor and Other Stories, in the New York Times Book Review (vol. 71, no. 16, April 17, 1966). Includes correspondence prior to and reader reaction following the publication of the article 1966

Box 1, Folder 13

Reviews of William W. Johnson's books and articles on B. Traven (includes photocopies) 1949-1980, undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Publication titled Texas Quarterly (vol. 6, no.1) including the B. Traven story Macario 1963

 

Series 2. Correspondence 1946-1986

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains William W. Johnson's correspondence with various individuals regarding B. Traven. Includes correspondence with Rosa Elena Lujan (B. Traven's wife), Lawrence Hill (B. Traven's United States publisher), and Paul Kohner (B. Traven's agent).

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Michael L. Baumann circa 1976-1985

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and William L. Bischoff regarding Rolf Recknagel (an East German Traven researcher) 1966-1969

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Peter Briscoe 1986

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence from Hal Croves (B. Traven) to the editors of Time and LIFE magazines regarding their article on the filming of the Treasure of the Sierra Madre and his role therein 1948

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Karl S. Guthke 1985

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Lawrence Hill 1966-1974

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Paul Kohner 1946-1983

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and the Sterling Lord Agency regarding a B. Traven biography to be written by Johnson 1968-1970

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Rosa Elena Lujan 1966-1980

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Rosa Elena Lujan regarding a biography of B. Traven to be written by Johnson 1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Esperanza Lopez Mateos 1946

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and Charles Henry Miller 1966

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence from B. Traven to Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1946

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence and reviews regarding books written by Will Wyatt and Jonah Raskin on B. Traven. Includes comments by Rosa Elena Lujan 1967-1980

Box 2, Folder 15

Correspondence between William W. Johnson and various individuals regarding B. Traven 1966-1985

Box 2, Folder 16

Correspondence and clippings regarding William W. Johnson and B. Traven 1946-1986

 

Series 3. Research material 1966-1986, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains notes, manuscripts, drafts, programs, and other material pertaining to William W. Johnson's research on B. Traven. Includes the will of Traven Torsvan Croves (certified copy in English) as well as research notes on B. Traven and Johnson's trips to Chiapas and Mexico City, Mexico.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 3, Folder 1

Application form completed by William W. Johnson for renewal of a Guggenheim Fellowship to undertake a B. Traven biography 1969

Box 3, Folder 2

Research notes by William W. Johnson on B. Traven. Includes Alfred A. Knopf Inc. record of contracts to publish B. Traven books 1966-1969, undated

Box 3, Folder 3

Research notes by William W. Johnson on B. Traven for a lecture to the Friends of the UCLA Library 1969

Box 3, Folder 4

Synopsis of a proposed biography of B. Traven by William W.Johnson (photocopy) undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Program from a B. Traven conference held at Pennsylvania State University 1982

Box 3, Folder 6

Typescript of The Great Traven Hunt, or Erica's Dream: A play in three acts by Robert B. Olafson 1977

Box 3, Folder 7

Research notes, book reviews, and correspondence between William W. Johnson and various publishers and scholars. Includes correspondence from Peter Briscoe encouraging Johnson to donate his personal collection to the University of California, Riverside's Special Collections & Archives circa 1985-1986, undated

Box 3, Folder 8

Programs, photographs, and other material regarding the three-day homage to B. Traven in Chiapas, Mexico. Includes keepsake with soil from Chiapas, Mexico 1969

Box 3, Folder 9

Notes on William W. Johnson's conversation with Rosa Elena Lujan regarding his projected biography of B. Traven 1969

Box 3, Folder 10

Will (certified copy in English) of Traven Torsvan Croves 1969 March 4

Box 3, Folder 11

Notebooks kept by William W. Johnson. Includes his trip to Chiapas, Mexico and his conversations with Rosa Elena Lujan in Mexico City, Mexico 1969