Guide to the Arturo Islas Papers , 1956-1991

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Guide to the Arturo Islas Papers, 1956-1991

Collection number: M0618

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

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Date Completed:
1985 & 1992
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Arturo Islas Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1956-1991
Collection number: Special Collections M0618
Creator: Islas, Arturo, 1938-
Extent: 18.5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Access unrestricted.

Publication Rights

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.


Gift of Arturo Islas, 1985, and the Estate of Arturo Islas, 1991 & 1992.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Arturo Islas Papers , M0618, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Note

Arturo Islas was an English professor at Stanford and an author who explored the Chicano experience of living in two cultures in his novels. He was born on May 24, 1938 in El Paso, Texas, and left with a Sloan Scholarship and to study at Stanford University in 1956. He had intended to become a neurosurgeon, but his ambitions in the sciences gave way to his exceptional talents in literature. Referring to this switch, he once said, So it was that the poor Chicano boy came to teach the Anglos their literature. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1960, and entered the Ph. D. program in the autumn. In 1971, upon completion of his dissertation on Jewish-American novelist Hortense Calisher, Arturo Islas became the first Chicano in the United States to earn a doctorate in English.
Arturo Islas stayed at Stanford and distinguished himself as a teacher, winning the Dinkelspiel Award for Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education in 1976. That same year, he became Stanford's first tenured Chicano faculty member. Both in and outside the classroom, Islas was a major force in nurturing the growing Chicano community. He was an advisor to many Chicano students, taught courses geared toward their needs and interests, and was active in numerous Chicano organizations. Better known for his courses on American literature, he was a popular lecturer and was elected to speak at Senior Class Day four times.
Outside the Stanford comnmunity, Islas won fame for his two novels, The Rain God, which garnered numerous awards, and Migrant Souls, published in 1990. Migrant Souls was the first novel by a Chicano to be published by a New York firm. After his long struggle against the New York firms to have his Chicano voice heard, his reaction was more of outrage than pride at having cracked the system. In the trilogy of books he was writing, he chronicled three generations of a fictitious Mexican-American family not unlike his own, struggling with cultural duality. His lyrical novels were a new and strong voice for the Mexican American experience.
Arturo Islas was working on La Mollie and the King of Tears, the last book of the trilogy, and another novel, tentatively titled American Dreams and Fantasies when he died of AIDS related complications on February 15, 1991.

Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, teaching and subjects materials Arturo Islas kept on file in his years teaching and writing at Stanford. The collection also includes materials relating Chicano issues, particularly the Chicano community at Stanford University. Unless indicated as outgoing correspondence, the letters in files are incoming.

Access Terms

American literature--Mexican American authors.
Mexican American studies.


SERIES 1: Personal and Biographical Information

Scope and Content Note

This first series contains biographical notes, his curriculum vitae, and miscellaneous personal items. Also included is health information, particularly about AIDS.

SERIES 2: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

This second series contains mostly incoming, personal correspondence from 1964-1991. The correspondence takes form in letters, cards, and postcards, with some photographs. They are organized by year, with the exception of a few files Islas kept by correspondent. The correspondents consist of friends, family members, colleagues, and students. Some of his personal correspondence may also be found in the people files he kept. There are also a few business letters that Islas had not catalogued in his subject files.

SERIES 3: Writings by Islas

Scope and Content Note

This third series contains manuscripts and drafts from Islas's published books, The Rain God - A Desert Tale, Migrant Souls, and two works in progress: La Mollie and the King of Tears, the last of the trilogy, and American Dreams and Fantasies, a separate novel. Also included in the series are poems, book reviews, and miscellaneous writings by Islas, correspondence with his agent, Sandy Dijkstra, his publishers at the Alexandrian Press and William Morrow, readers' responses, and book reviews for his novels.

SERIES 4: Notebooks and Classwork

Scope and Content Note

This fourth series contains Islas's notebooks from his years at Stanford as a student. His notebooks and classwork files contain notes, papers, and exams, mostly from English classes, from 1957-1962. This series also contains his Ph. D. dissertation, Hortense Calisher: On Middle Ground.

SERIES 5: Subject files

Scope and Content Note

This fifth series contains Islas's subject files. These are grouped as files of literary figures, teaching/class files, business files (speeches, conferences, and business related activities), Stanford-related files (speeches, awards, and committees), files pertaining to the Stanford Chicano community and Chicano issues, and miscellaneous subject files. Islas kept an alphabetical file of literary figures which contain lectures he used in class. His teaching/class files include files of the many classes he taught, with notes and admistrative papers. The Chicano-related files contain papers on classes, activities, and organizations Islas was involved in, news and magazine articles on Chicano issues. Among these, Islas kept thorough files on Richard Rodriguez and Danny Santiago, two controversial Chicano writers.

SERIES 6: People files

Scope and Content Note

This sixth series contains Islas's files on colleagues (mostly from Stanford) and other people of interest, friends, graduate and undergraduate students. The graduate student files mostly contain orals notes and letters of recommendation, and the undergraduates, letters of recommendation and related information.

SERIES 7: Videotapes, Audiotapes, and Journals

Scope and Content Note

This seventh series contains videotapes and audiotapes of interviews and readings of Islas, and two inspirational journals.

SERIES 8: Photographs

Scope and Content Note

This eighth series contains photographs of Islas, friends, etc. and some artwork by friends. The photographs are mostly snapshots, with some professional black and white photos of Islas.

SERIES 9: Oversize

Scope and Content Note

This ninth series contains oversize materials from the collection. It consists mostly framed photos, artwork, and awards, and some miscellaneous items.


Series 1: Personal and Biographical Information

Box 1, Folder 1

Curriculum vitae (1985, 1990, and undated)and short biography

Box 1, Folder 2

Brief curriculum vitae (1990)with floppy disk

Box 1, Folder 3

Stanford profile: undated profile, letter (1989)from news and publications service, news clipping

Box 1, Folder 4

News clippings (1976-1990)

Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous Notes and memos: notes, horoscope, etc.

Box 1, Folder 6

Insurance/Attorney: information and correspondence

Box 1, Folder 7

Ileostomy (1972-1976):medical and insurance bills, letter, checks

Box 1, Folder 8

AIDS info: medical information (1985-1990)

Box 1, Folder 9

AIDS info: Project Inform newsletter (1989-1990)

Box 1, Folder 10

More AIDS info and product info

Box 1, Folder 11

Family correspondence (1964-1976),mostly from parents, photos

Box 55, Folder 5

Budget book Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v.

Series 2: Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 1

Personal File: notes, letters, journal entries, xeroxed literature, manuscripts

Box 2, Folder 2

Edward Bergh (1965-1976):photos and letters

Box 2, Folder 3

Dean S. Flower (1966-1976):correspondence

Box 2, Folder 4

Eric (1964-1972, 1975-1977):correspondence

Box 2, Folder 5

Paul Skenazy (1986):correspondence

Box 2, Folder 6

JMS /correspondence with Jay Spears (1985-1989):sympathy cards and for Jay's death, news clippings for Spears' death, memorial booklet, letters and writings by Islas

Box 2, Folder 7

JMS (1973-1976):correspondence and memos

Box 2, Folder 8

Snakeface, Mathilda, and Biscuit (1975-1985):incoming and outgoing correspondence and illustrations

Box 3, Folder 1

Letters from the desert (1986-1987):incoming and outgoing

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence, not dated:incoming

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence (1970-1974):incoming

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence (1975):incoming

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence (1977):incoming

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence (1978):incoming

Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence (1979):incoming

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence (1980):incoming

Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence (1981):incoming

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence (1982):incoming

Box 3, Folder 11

Correspondence (1983):incoming

Box 3, Folder 12

Correspondence (1984):incoming

Box 4, Folder 1

Correspondence (1985):incoming

Box 4, Folder 2

Correspondence (1986):incoming

Box 4, Folder 3

Correspondence (1987):incoming and outgoing

Box 4, Folder 4

Correspondence (1988):incoming and outgoing

Box 4, Folder 5

Correspondence (1989):incoming

Box 4, Folder 6

Correspondence (1990):incoming

Box 4, Folder 7

Correspondence (1991):incoming

Box 4, Folder 8

RESPOND! (1986-1990):personal correspondence and reader responses, incoming

Box 4, Folder 9

Miscellaneous business correspondence (1985-1987):incoming

Box 4, Folder 10

Miscellaneous business correspondence (1988-1991):incoming and outgoing

Box 55, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1983 - 1984 Accn. 2000-272

Box 55, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1990 Accn. 2000-272

Box 55, Folder 8

Communications received, 1991 Jan. - Feb. Accn. 2000-272


Series 3: Writings by Islas

Box 5, Folder 1

Correspondence - Bob Cornfield (1977-1980):incoming and outgoing

Box 5, Folder 2

The Rain God reviews (1984-1985)

Box 5, Folder 3

Correspondence - John Meyer, (1974-1975):incoming and outgoing

Box 5, Folder 4

Novel, n.d.,with chapters: I. Felix, II. Compadres Y Compadres, III. Mama Chona

Box 5, Folder 5

Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead manuscript, an early version 1975(?),with Angel family tree

Box 5, Folder 6

Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead manuscript

Box 5, Folder 7

Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead manuscript (1980)

Box 6, Folder 1

The Rain God, xerox typescript

Box 6, Folder 2

The Rain God (no title page): combination typescript and xerox typescript

Box 6, Folder 3

The Rain God: 6 Desert Tales - xerox typescript

Box 6, Folder 4

The Rain God: A Desert Tale: spiral bound typescript

Box 6, Folder 5

Zyzzyva (1985-1989):correspondence with Howard Junker, ed., Stanford Daily article - Zyzzyva' s First Year (1986), The Blind, by Islas

Box 6, Folder 6

Sequoia, Winter 1985:literary journal

Box 6, Folder 7

Fifth Biennial Convention of the American Studies Association booklet (1975)

Box 6, Folder 8

Zyzzyva, ( Spring 1986,Vol. II, No. 1): literary journal

Box 6, Folder 9

The Rain God: spiral bound text

Box 6, Folder 10

Campus Conference for Eminence in Teaching brochure (1979)

Box 6, Folder 11

Miquitzli (Vol. 3, Issue 1, Winter-Spring Quarter 1975)

Box 6, Folder 12

Miquitzli (Vol. 2, Issue 1, winter Quarter 1974)

Box 7, Folder 1

Letters to and from publishers on Dia de los Muertos, personal letters from readers (1975-1985)

Box 7, Folder 2

Letters to Agents, Book Editors, letters from editors (1976-1984)

Box 7, Folder 3

Responses to The Rain God (1984-1988)

Box 7, Folder 4

On The Rain God (1984-1985):letters, news clippings

Box 7, Folder 5

The Rain God Reviews (1984-1986)

Box 7, Folder 6

Alexandrian Press - The Rain God Contract (1984-1987):copyright registation, correspondence to and from agent, sales report

Box 7, Folder 7

The Rain God/ Promotion and Mailing List (1984-1986)

Box 7, Folder 8

William Morrow Contract

Box 7, Folder 9

M. Guarnaschelli, editor, William Morrow (1987-1990):incoming and outgoing correspondence

Box 7, Folder 10

Dijkstra, literary agent (1986-1990):correspondence between agent and publishers, and correspondence to and from Sandy Dijkstra and Islas

Box 7, Folder 11

Peregrine Press - Gibbs Smith: incoming and outging correspondence (1986-1988)

Box 7, Folder 12

Avon Books/ Contract 1990):contract, correspondence

Box 7, Folder 13

Book covers for Migrant Souls and The Rain God

Box 7, Folder 14

Migrant Souls Reviews (1990)

Box 8, Folder 1

Alexandrian Press - Reader Responses to The Rain God (1984-1988)

Box 8, Folder 2

Migrant Souls (1990):letters from friends, colleagues, and strangers

Box 8, Folder 3

Migrant Souls, photocopied pages from (1990)

Box 8, Folder 4

La Mollie and the King of Tears manuscript with letter from the University of New Mexico Press

Box 9, Folder 1

Menfore: manuscripts and notes

Box 9, Folder 2

works in progress: poems

Box 9, Folder 3

Isabel, Emma, Anna, & Albertine: poems, notes, memos

Box 9, Folder 4

Island Poem: Finnish Archipelago/Island Poem I, revisions, and notes (1985-1987)

Box 9, Folder 5

Miscellaneous Work: untitled, Flight, Orejas de Paplotte, Tia Chucha

Box 9, Folder 6

The Dead/Miguel Chico: 2 outgoing letters and manuscript

Box 9, Folder 7

Flight/ The Dead: manuscripts

Box 9, Folder 8

Flight: revised manuscripts

Box 9, Folder 9

The Blind: Jesus Maria/Christmas Eve, Zyzzyva (Vol. II No.1 - Spring 1986),correspondence, manuscripts

Box 9, Folder 10

Works in Progress: notes, incoming letter (1989),manuscripts

Box 9, Folder 11

Poems (1977): Dancing With Ghosts and other poems, outgoing correspondence

Box 9, Folder 12

Works In Progreess: Bondage & Discipline

Box 9, Folder 13

Is the Devil Gay?- manuscript

Box 9, Folder 14

Miquiztli, 1974:Chicano literary journal

Box 9, Folder 15

The Meeting of Saint Anthony and Saint Paul (March 1980):correspondence, notes, poems

Box 9, Folder 16

Poems and miscellaneous

Box 9, Folder 17

The Loneliest Man In the World manuscript

Box 9, Folder 18

Reviews: S.F. Chronicle ( 1982-previews by Islas for Distant Relations by Carlos Fuentes and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa

Box 9, Folder 19

Paula Fox: A Servant's Tale (Review): book review by Islas (1984)

Box 9, Folder 20

Joan Jara: An Unfinished Song, book review by Islas

Box 9, Folder 21

Danny Santiago: Famous All Over Town, and Richard Romo's East Los Angeles book reviews by Islas

Box 10, Folder 1

Migrant Souls (1988-1990) -correspondence between Islas and William Morrow, manuscripts, and notes

Box 10, Folder 2

Margaret's copy - Day of the Dead manuscript

Box 10, Folder 3

Migrant Souls (September 1988)spiral bound manuscript

Box 10, Folder 4

Migrant Souls (March 1989)spiral bound manuscript

Box 11, Folder 1

Migrant Souls, 1988, 1989 -spiral bound manuscript

Box 11, Folder 2

Flight Into Egypt - copy 1, chapter of Migrant Souls

Box 11, Folder 3

Migrant Souls manuscript

Box 11, Folder 4

Bondage and Discipline - poems

Box 12, Folder 1

American Dreams and Fantasies manuscript

Box 12, Folder 2

American Dreams and Fantasies manuscript

Box 12, Folder 3

American Dreams and Fantasies sections I-X manuscript

Box 12, Folder 4

American Dreams and Fantasies (I) manuscript

Box 12, Folder 5

American Dreams and Fantasies (II) manuscript

Box 12, Folder 6

American Dreams and Fantasies (III) manuscript

Box 12, Folder 7

American Dreams and Fantasies (IV) manuscript

Box 12, Folder 8

American Dreams and Fantasies (V) manuscript

Box 13, Folder 1

Day of the Dead (Fall 1975)

Box 13, Folder 2

Day of the Dead (1980)

Box 13, Folder 3

Migrant Souls: first pass pages

Box 13, Folder 4

Migrant Souls: first pass pages

Box 14, Folder 1

Migrant Souls: second pass

Box 14, Folder 2

Migrant Souls: extra set

Box 14, Folder 3

Migrant Souls: author's set

Box 14, Folder 4

Migrant Souls (Autumn 1988)excerpt

Box 14, Folder 5

The Middle of Nowhere (May 1989)from Migrant Souls

Box 15, Folder 1

`Chakespeare in the Barrio or The King of Tears: penultimate draft (1987)

Box 15, Folder 2

La Mollie and the King of Tears manuscript___

Box 15, Folder 3

`Saints,' `Artist,' and Vile Politics: an introduction to Chicano fiction and autobiographical narrative: introduction and 3 manuscripts

Box 15, Folder 4

`Saints,' `Artists,' and Vile Politics... manuscript (1975)

Box 15, Folder 5

`Saints,' `Artists,' and Vile Politics... manuscript with comments by Tom Moser

Box 15, Folder 6

Feliz Navidad manuscript

Box 55, Folder 9

Reading mss: "Middle of Nowhere" from Migrant Souls, 1989 Accn. 2000-272

Box 55, Folder 10

The Galarza lecture: On the bridge, at the border : migrants and immigrants, 1990 May 18 Accn. 2000-272

Box 55, Folder 11

Chile / Arturo Islas. -- p. 42 - 48. -- In Nuestro,1984 Sept. Accn. 2000-272

Scope and Content Note

Also includes review article re: The Rain God, p. 48
Box 55, Folder 12

The Rain God : book reviews, clippings, & flyers Accn. 2000-272

Box 56, Folder 1

The Rain God : dust jackets Accn. 2000-272


Series 4: Notebooks and Classwork

Box 16, Folder 1

The Work of Hortense Calisher: On Middle Ground (May 1971):Dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Box 16, Folder 2

Class notebook (1959-1961):notes from English classes

Box 16, Folder 3

Winter 1962notebook: notes from Renaissance Proseminar, Colonial Literature Proseminar, Development of the Short Story

Box 16, Folder 4

Spring 1962notebook: notes from The Later Middle Ages, Seminar in the Romance: Hawthorne and Cooper

Box 17, Folder 1

Fiction (1957-1959) -notes and essays

Box 17, Folder 2

Class notes and papers (1960-1962):notes, essays, exams

Box 17, Folder 3

Class notes and papers (1958-1962)

Box 17, Folder 4

Class notes and papers (1958-1962)

Box 17, Folder 5

Class notes and papers (1958-1962)

Box 18, Folder 1

Autumn Quarter 1956

Box 18, Folder 2

Fall Quarter 1957

Box 18, Folder 3

Winter Quarter 1957

Box 18, Folder 4

Spring Quarter 1957

Box 19, Folder 1

Fall Quarter 1958

Box 19, Folder 2

Winter Quarter 1958

Box 19, Folder 3

Spring Quarter 1958

Box 19, Folder 4

Winter Quarter 1959

Box 19, Folder 5

Spring Quarter 1959

Box 20, Folder 1

Autumn 1960notebook

Box 20, Folder 2

Winter 1960notebook

Box 20, Folder 3

Spring 1960notebook

Box 20, Folder 4

Autumn 1961notebook

Box 20, Folder 5

Winter 1961notebook

Box 21, Folder 1

untitled notebook

Box 21, Folder 2

Baxter and Aquinas notebook (1962- 1963)

Box 21, Folder 3

Spring 1961notebook

Box 21, Folder 4

The Love of Abstraction: A Brief Comparison

Box 21, Folder 5

Autumn 1962notebook

Box 21, Folder 6

Theology (1959-1960):Islas's papers from theology class

Box 21, Folder 7

Qualifying Oral Exams

Box 21, Folder 8

Exams Given, Questions: old exams, qualifying exams for Ph.D.

Box 55, Folder 13

Burciaga, Jose Antonio. Interview with Arturo Islas, 1990 Accn. 2000-272


Series 5: Subject Files

Box 22, Folder 1

Adams, Henry: notes and lectures

Box 22, Folder 2

Aguilar, Ricardo (1989):correspondence and resume

Box 22, Folder 3

Anaya, Rudolfo (1987):incoming letter

Box 22, Folder 4

Anderson, Sherwood: notes

Box 22, Folder 5

Arias, Ron: correspondence (1986-1987),news clippings, book review by Islas

Box 22, Folder 6

Bacca, Jimmy Santiago: correspondence, resume

Box 22, Folder 7

Baldwin, James: notes, news articles (1967-1988)

Box 22, Folder 8

Burciaga, Jose Antonio (1980-1990):stories, essays, news articles and book reviews by Burciaga, correspondence

Box 22, Folder 9

Calisher: biography, correspondence (1968-1974)

Box 22, Folder 10

Calisher: reviews (1963-1969)

Box 22, Folder 11

Calisher: notes, drafts, bibliography

Box 22, Folder 12

Calisher: uncollected work, lectures, interview (1965-1971)

Box 22, Folder 13

Calisher: Mademoiselle (May 1969)magazine with article by Calisher - Reality

Box 22, Folder 14

Cather, Willa: notes and lecture

Box 22, Folder 15

Colette: lectures, notes, news clippings

Box 22, Folder 16

Crane, Stephen: lecture

Box 22, Folder 17

Dickinson, Emily: lecture (1977),notes, Dickinson's poems

Box 22, Folder 18

Dreiser, Theodore: notes

Box 22, Folder 19

Eliot, T. S.: notes and articles

Box 22, Folder 20

The Erotic in Modern Literature (1976-1979):lectures and notes, including lecture to alumni (May 1979)and lecture for Katchedourian's Human Sexuality course (Feb. 1976)

Box 23, Folder 1

Faulkner, William: English paper (1961),notes

Box 23, Folder 2

Faulkner and Garcia-Marquez: manuscript (author unknown): The Role of Regional History in Faulkner and Garcia-Marquez, xeroxed articles

Box 23, Folder 3

Flanner, Janet: lecture and book review

Box 23, Folder 4

Fuentes, Carlos: book review and news article by Fuentes, news articles, notes

Box 23, Folder 5

Fitzgerald, F. Scott: news clippings, lectures - including Introduction lecture for Hemingway and Fitzgerald class (1980),Alumni lecture (1983), This Side of Paradise, Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, His Life: Some Stories

Box 23, Folder 6

Forster, E.M.: notes, lecture on Maurice (1975)

Box 23, Folder 7

Galarza, Ernesto: curriculum vitae and notes

Box 23, Folder 8

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel: notes, lectures, articles

Box 23, Folder 9

Great Novels (Summer 1986):notes, news clippings, teaching handouts

Box 23, Folder 10

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1962-):lectures, notes, English paper

Box 23, Folder 11

Lillian Helman (1960)lecture

Box 23, Folder 12

Hemingway and Fitzgerald: incoming correspondence (1987),news clipping (1980),lectures - Introduction; 1900, Stanford Reunion (1985), F. Scott Fitzgerald: His Life, Some Stories, This Side of Paradise: Autofiction, `May Day:' Almost a Political Mural in Fiction, Hemingway: the Code Hero and Nick Adams, The Nick Adams Stories, The Sun Also Rises: Drunks in Search of a Novel, A Farewell to Arms: A Modern Fariy Tale, The Great Gatsby: A Surrealistic Romance, To Have and Have Not; For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Some Stories, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Macomber, Kilimanjaro, and the Old Man: Three Killers, Old Man and the Sea, Tender is the Night

Box 23, Folder 13

Hemingway, E.: correspondence (1985),articles (1987),

Box 24, Folder 1

Hemingway, Ernest: news clippings and articles (1984-1985),lectures - Macomber, Kilimanjaro, and Old Man..., The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, Hemingway and Fitzgerald: the Code Hero and Nick Adams, notes and articles

Box 24, Folder 2

Hemingway (1974-1985):poster, poetry and short stories by Hemingway, articles

Box 24, Folder 3

Hemingway/Fitzgerald: introduction and concluding lectures (1982-1983),correspondence, news articles, class handouts and notes

Box 24, Folder 4

Hemingway and Fitzgerald (1982-85):news clippings, grades, class handouts, notes, class lists

Box 24, Folder 5

Teaching Assistants, Hemingway and Fitzgerald (1988)

Box 24, Folder 6

Hong Kingston, Maxine (1980):interview, narrative: Dialogues with Western Women Writers, The Coming Book by MHK

Box 24, Folder 7

Hong Kingston, Maxine (1988-1989):news clippings, MHK interview by Islas, rough draft of interview

Box 24, Folder 8

James, Henry: lectures: Henry James: North Americas's Aristocrat, Henry James's Washington Square, An Ugly Duckling Story, `Daisy Miller,' `The Turn of the Screw;' Two Women Done in by Propriety, On Portrait of a Lady, Perfect Henry James: The Ambassadors and the `Helpless Jelly,' Washington Square, Henry James; more Introductory Remarks, notes, paper - The Apotheosis of Appearance in The Golden Bowl (1961),booklet - Henry James in Northhampton

Box 25, Folder 1

Kafka, Franz: notes, magazine articles, lecture

Box 25, Folder 2

Lawrence, D. H. (1975):notes and lectures on Women In Love

Box 25, Folder 3

Levertov, Denise (1961-1987):correspondence, news clippings, photograph, notes and letters from Islas

Box 25, Folder 4

Levertov, Denise (1987):correspondence, news clippings, photograph, booklet: El Salvador: Requiem, introductory speech for Levertov by Islas

Box 25, Folder 5

Modern American Literature: class notes (fall 1964),essay

Box 25, Folder 6

Mailer, Norman: notes, lectures: On Norman Mailer's Prisoner of Sex, On An American Dream

Box 25, Folder 7

McCullers, Carson: lecture: Carson McCullers; Another Perpetual Wedding Guest

Box 25, Folder 8

Melville, Norman: notes, lecture: Herman Melville; North America's Shakespeare

Box 25, Folder 9

Nabokov, Vladimir: letter to Islas (1967),lectures: Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Box 25, Folder 10

Norris, Frank (1977):lectures: Frank Norris's McTeague, Frank Norris

Box 25, Folder 11

O'Connor, Flannery (1959-):notes, lectures, including Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood; A Grimly Comic Book

Box 25, Folder 12

Orwell: Politics and the English Language

Box 25, Folder 13

Paz, Octavio: lecture, news clippings (1979)

Box 25, Folder 14

Porter, K. A.: notes and lectures

Box 25, Folder 15

Proust and James (Winter 1984):notes, magazine clippings

Box 25, Folder 16

Robinson, E. A.: lecture (1972)

Box 25, Folder 17

Shaksespeare: class notes (1964),student paper: Morality in King Lear

Box 25, Folder 18

Stevens, Wallace: notes

Box 25, Folder 19

Tolstoy: lectures, news clipping

Box 25, Folder 20

Twain, Mark: notes, news, and magazine articles on Twain, lectures: Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain (1835-1910):Two-Sided Man, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Chronicle of Child Abuse, paper - Limited Authors, Realistic Angels, and the Quality of Detachment (1958)

Box 25, Folder 21

Wharton, Edith: notes and lecture

Box 25, Folder 22

Whitman, Walt: poetry, notes, lecture

Box 25, Folder 23

Adams House Seminar: Shrapnel Love memo

Box 25, Folder 24

American Fiction Between the Wars (1979)course abstract

Box 25, Folder 25

American Studies: minutes from meeting (1975),list of courses (1981-82),memos (1971)

Box 25, Folder 26

Interdisciplinary Seminar - Chicano Culture (1989):syllabus, student work, xeroxed readings

Box 26, Folder 1

Masterpieces of American Literature (Autumn 1988-1989):class handouts, notes, lectures: Introductions to Some Masterpieces..., Concluding Remarks in Masterpieces... course

Box 26, Folder 2

Continuing Education: letter form Bill Chace (1987)

Box 26, Folder 3

English 162B (Autumn 1987-88) -Creative Writing for Bilingual Students: syllabus, news clipping: Is Fiction the Art of Lying? (1984)

Box 26, Folder 4

Courses, Ideas, and Values (1988-1989):memos, CIV Program Committee info, CIV track syllabus

Box 26, Folder 5

Masterpiece of American Literature (Winter 1985-1986):class handouts and notes

Box 26, Folder 6

American Literature, 1855-1917 (Winter 1979)notes

Box 26, Folder 7

Masterpieces of American Literature (Autumn 1984-85):notes, class handouts

Box 26, Folder 8

Masterpieces of American Literature (Winter 1983)class handout

Box 26, Folder 9

356B Autobiography Seminar/ UTEP (Autumn 1986):memos, student papers, xeroxed articles, class notes

Box 26, Folder 10

Advanced Fiction Writing (Spring 1987),UTEP: news clippings, class notes, news articles, correspondence

Box 26, Folder 11

Fitzgerald/English (Spring 1987),UTEP: class handouts, student paper

Box 26, Folder 12

Fiction Writing (Fall 1986),UTEP: news clipping and short stories, class handouts, notes

Box 26, Folder 13

UTEP/ spring semester syllabi

Box 26, Folder 14

UTEP (1985-1988):correspondence, office memos, news clipping

Box 26, Folder 15

Masculine/Feminine in Fiction (1974-1975):class handout, letter to D. Middlebrook, articles, lectures

Box 26, Folder 16

English 122: American Literature, 1855-1917 (Winter 1981-82):class handout, notes, student work, memos from students

Box 26, Folder 17

English 122 (1972):class handouts and notes

Box 26, Folder 18

Curriculum Committee (1979):time schedule, office memos

Box 26, Folder 19

Freshman Seminar (Autumn 1980-81)class notes

Box 26, Folder 20

Freshman Seminar (Winter 1980-81)

Box 26, Folder 21

Freshman Seminar (Autumn 1983-84/Summer 1984):notes, memos, handouts

Box 26, Folder 22

Santa Cruz: correspondence and course information (1975)

Box 26, Folder 23

Women: bibliography of books about women

Box 26, Folder 24

Romance Heroine: lectures - untitled (n.d.)and Romance and Romance Heroines in America, student paper

Box 26, Folder 25

Puritans: notes

Box 26, Folder 26

Pachucos: The Pachuco Patois, Beatrice Griffin and Pachuco: An American-Spanish Argot

Box 26, Folder 27

English 45 (1983):student papers, memos, handouts

Box 26, Folder 28

English 45 (Spring 1984):final exam and class evaluations

Box 26, Folder 29

English 45 (Spring 1980-81)

Box 27, Folder 1

American Lives Seminar (winter 1980-1981):student papers, notes from students, class handouts

Box 27, Folder 2

American Lives (1981-1982):student work, course evaluations

Box 27, Folder 3

American Lives (Winter 1984):notes, class handouts, xerox readings

Box 27, Folder 4

American Lives (Winter 1985):student work, notes from students

Box 27, Folder 5

American Lives (Summer 1986):class handout, notes from students

Box 27, Folder 6

American Lives (1988):course evaluations, notes, syllabi

Box 27, Folder 7

American Lives Evaluations (Winter 1989-1990)

Box 27, Folder 8

American Lives - Student works: collections of student essays from Winter 1980-81 and Winter 1985

Box 27, Folder 9

American Lives - Student Work and Correspondence, etc.

Box 27, Folder 10

Course Evaluations

Box 27, Folder 11

Chicano Literature Course Evaluations (Spring 1990)

Box 27, Folder 12

Chicano Literature Course Evaluations (Autumn 1989)

Box 27, Folder 13

Fitzgerald and Hemingway Course Evaluations

Box 27, Folder 14

American Literature Course Evaluations (Autumn 1988)

Box 28, Folder 1

Movie Reviews (1965-1971):entertainment reviews

Box 28, Folder 2

El Paso Authors

Box 28, Folder 3

Education (1966-1968):student papers, work by Islas

Box 28, Folder 4

Poetry: collected poetry

Box 28, Folder 5

Machismo, Masculinity, and Male Love (1975-1977):magazine and news clippings

Box 28, Folder 6

Psychic Phenomena

Box 28, Folder 7

Sexuality (1964-1971):news clippings and articles

Box 28, Folder 8

Franklin (Prof. Bruce Franklin, 1971):office memos, Campus Report

Box 28, Folder 9

Recommendation letters (1973)

Box 28, Folder 10

English 9, Fall 1971 (1958-1979):notes, handouts, syllabi

Box 28, Folder 11

English 20 (Fall 1972):lectures, finals, student papers

Box 28, Folder 12

Chace English 179, Spring 1971 (1971-1972):notes, class handouts

Box 29, Folder 1

American Program Bureau: correspondence, misc. papers

Box 29, Folder 2

California Association of Teachers of English (1987-1988):news articles, address to California State Teachers of English Conference (Feb. 12, 1988),CATE convention info, correspondence

Box 29, Folder 3

CCCTE Conference: Asilomar 40 conference information

Box 29, Folder 4


Box 29, Folder 5

Chicano Conference, Stanford, May 1987

Box 29, Folder 6

Cinco Puntos Press: correspondence (1980)

Box 29, Folder 7

Jean Coblentz Book Club

Box 29, Folder 8

Compton Danforth

Box 29, Folder 9

DIA, Americas Society, NY, May 1990(Latin American Writer's Conference and the DIA Arts Foundation): speeches, notes, outgoing memo, correspondence

Box 29, Folder 10

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center: incoming and outgoing correspondence

Box 29, Folder 11

In These Times Western Journal of Medicine (1990)incoming and outgoing correspondence

Box 29, Folder 12

Latin American Conference, Long Beach, April 1990

Box 29, Folder 13

RETE newsletter (August 1990):Raza Educators Teaching English

Box 29, Folder 14

RMMLA, 1987, 1988

Box 29, Folder 15

RMMLA, 1989:incoming and outgoing correspondence

Box 29, Folder 16

Sacred Heart Prep Talk

Box 29, Folder 17

Senior Learning Center (1983-1990):letters, brochures

Box 29, Folder 18

Southwest Book Award (1986):incoming and outgoing correspondence, news articles, photocopy of the award

Box 29, Folder 19

Story Line Press

Box 29, Folder 20

Summer Conference Lilly Renewal

Box 29, Folder 21

Texas Library Association [Intellectual Freedom Committee] (1988):news clippings, incoming correspondence, publications

Box 29, Folder 22

UCLA (Dec. 1989)Reading: Avocado/ Chakespeare Louie

Box 29, Folder 23

Writer's Conference, Los Altos (1990):news clipping, letter, thank you letters from students

Box 29, Folder 24

Speeches and Articles: Los Angelses Alumni Conference Talk (1990),2 untitled

Box 30, Folder 1

Public Presentations: announcements, letters, news clippings

Box 30, Folder 2

Readings (1986-1988)

Box 30, Folder 3

Islas Collection at Stanford: correspondence (1985, 1986)

Box 30, Folder 4

Promotion Papers to Full Professor (1985-1986):correspondence, news clipping

Box 30, Folder 5

Annual Reports

Box 30, Folder 6

Advisory Committee Centennial Campaign

Box 30, Folder 7

Afro-American Search Committee (1988-1989)

Box 30, Folder 8

Curriculum Committee

Box 30, Folder 9

Faculty Club

Box 30, Folder 10

Faculty Seminar

Box 30, Folder 11

Galarza Lecture (May 18, 1990):incoming and outgoing correspondence, lecture - On the Bridge, At the Border: Migrants and Immigrants, excerpt from Migrant Souls - The Middle of Nowhere

Box 30, Folder 12

Graduate Studies Committee (1989-1990)

Box 30, Folder 13

Stanford HELP Center

Box 30, Folder 14

Modern Thought and Literature Committee in Charge

Box 30, Folder 15

University Fellows (1979-1980):Presentation to the University Fellows and visiting administrators on the theme of undergraduate education and its relations to minorities at Stanford (Oct. 25, 1979)

Box 30, Folder 16

Dinkelspiel Award (1976):news clippings, commencement booklet

Box 30, Folder 17

Senior Class Day (1984-1985):Senior Class Day Address (June 16, 1984),news clippings, correspondence, fliers, 93rd Annual Commencement/1984 booklet, Chicano Graduation Address (June 16, 1985)

Box 30, Folder 18

Senior Class Day (1988):news clippings, memos, speech

Box 30, Folder 19

Class Day (1990):speech, incoming correspondence, memos

Box 30, Folder 20

Stanford Women's Club (San Francisco 1982):memos and speeches

Box 30, Folder 21

Stanford Sierra Camp (1984, 1986)

Box 30, Folder 22

Stanford Class Reunion (1985):speech

Box 30, Folder 23

Parents Day 1987:speech

Box 30, Folder 24

Talk to Freshman class: speech

Box 30, Folder 25

Grant Applications/Proposals

Box 30, Folder 26

Howard Foundation: memos and invoices

Box 30, Folder 27

Whiting Foundation

Box 31, Folder 1

Richard Rodriguez - Correspondence (1982-1987):responses to Islas's article on Rodriguez

Box 31, Folder 2

Richard Rodriguez - Islas's Articles (1982-1985):book review of Hungry of Memory by R. Rodriguez, incoming letters, notes, article - Nobody's Victim: the `Scholarship Boy' as Writer

Box 31, Folder 3

Richard Rodriguez - Articles: by Jose Antonio Burciaga, Paul Skenazy, and Richard Rodriguez

Box 31, Folder 4

Richard Rodriguez (1982-1987):reviews of R. Rodriguez and articles on affirmative action

Box 31, Folder 5

Danny Santiago (news articles and reviews): news articles, and reviews

Box 31, Folder 6

Danny Santiago correspondence (1983-1984):incoming and outging correspondence

Box 31, Folder 7

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez: uncorrected proof

Box 31, Folder 8

My Name Will Follow You Home by Danny Santiago: uncorrected proof

Box 32, Folder 1

Chicano Fellows (1971-1974):news letters, memos

Box 32, Folder 2

Chicano Graduate Associat: proposals, policy, memos

Box 32, Folder 3

Lecture notes on Acosta, Anaya, Castaneda, Rivera, Valdez, Villarreal

Box 32, Folder 4

Bicultural Styles, Freshman English (Spring 1975)handouts

Box 32, Folder 5

Chicano Literature - Writing Section (Fall 1974)

Box 32, Folder 6

Chicano Literature 62/62W (Autumn 1974):class handouts, journal article - The Making of a Legend by Elroy Bode

Box 32, Folder 7

Chicano Literature, English 162 (Autumn 1975):class handouts, student work

Box 32, Folder 8

Chicano Literature (Autumn 1980-1981):notes and syllabi

Box 32, Folder 9

Chicano Culture (Spring 1979-1980):old exams

Box 32, Folder 10

Bilingual Education news clippings

Box 32, Folder 11

Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers: fliers

Box 32, Folder 12

New Voices in Literature: The Mexican American - a symposium (Oct 7-8, 1971)booklet

Box 32, Folder 13

Chicano Bibliography

Box 32, Folder 14

Articles on Chicanos

Box 32, Folder 15

Chicano Lecture

Box 32, Folder 16

Chicano Material

Box 33, Folder 1

Chicano Literature (Winter Quarter, 1971)outgoing letter, memo, student poetry

Box 33, Folder 2

Chicano Publishing Houses: pamphlets, articles, letters

Box 33, Folder 3

Sandra Cisneros: incoming and outgoing correspondences, resume

Box 33, Folder 4

Conferences (1974):letters and information on the Social Sciences and Humanities Workshop de la Experiencia Chicana and Modern Language Association of America

Box 33, Folder 5

Mexicans and Chicanos: news clippings (1972-1974)and Mexico, Latin America, and the Spanish Southwest Catalogue

Box 33, Folder 6

Contemporary Mexican Writers (1974-1975):syllabi, notes, lectures, news articles

Box 33, Folder 7

Mexico in American and British Letters bibliography

Box 33, Folder 8

Mexican Revolution bibliography

Box 33, Folder 9

MIQUIZTLI (1974-1975):lectures, correspondence, news clippings

Box 33, Folder 10

Mexican Studies Program: proposals and memos

Box 33, Folder 11

Luis L. Arroyo (1982):correspondence and resume

Box 33, Folder 12

Chicano Culture (1979-1980):class handouts, notes

Box 33, Folder 13

Chicano Culture: notes, essays by others, Saints, Artists, and Vile Politics... manuscript, syllabus

Box 34, Folder 1

Chicano Faculty (1974-1975):proposals, reports

Box 34, Folder 2

Chicano Faculty (1981-1982)memos

Box 34, Folder 3

Potential Chicano Faculty Candidates: lists and resumes

Box 34, Folder 4

Chicano Fellows Organization (1971-1982):memos, reports, questionnaire, general information

Box 34, Folder 5

Chicano Fellows (1981-1982)memos and minutes

Box 34, Folder 6

Chicano Fellows (1979-1980)meeting minutes, notes, memos, bulletins, newsletters

Box 34, Folder 7

Chicano Studies Center (1976-1980):memos, reports, correspondence

Box 34, Folder 8

Ethnic Studies Berkeley (1979):incoming letter of correspondence

Box 34, Folder 9

Faculty Affirmative Action (Spring 1981):memos, faculty affirmative action report

Box 34, Folder 10

Faculty Affirtmative Action University Committee (1981-1982)correspondence

Box 34, Folder 11

Faculty Renewal (Summer 1982):office memos, notes, info

Box 35, Folder 1

Interdisciplinary Seminar (Autumn 1979-1980):photocopies of readings, notes, correspondence

Box 35, Folder 2

Interdisciplinary Seminar (Autumn 1979-1980):photocopies of essays, articles, poems, songs on Chicano literature

Box 35, Folder 3

Interdisciplinary Seminar: photocopies of Chicano literature

Box 35, Folder 4

English 380 (Autumn 1981-1982)Interdisciplinary Seminar: course info, photocopied essays and articles on Chicano issues

Box 35, Folder 5

Stanford Center for Chicano Research (SCCR, 1982-1983):correspondence and memos

Box 35, Folder 6

SCCR Projects (1982-1983):project information and proposals

Box 35, Folder 7

Spanish Department (Manuel de Jesus Hernandez): letters of recomendation for Hernandez, manuscripts for Hernandez

Box 35, Folder 8

Spanish Department (1981-1982)memos

Box 35, Folder 9

U.S./Mexico conference, Spring 1980 (1979-1980):lecture - The Intellectual and Public Life, memos, and conference information

Box 35, Folder 10

Chicano Fellows (1987-1989):resumes, memos, correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals]

Box 35, Folder 11

Chicano Graduate Students Association (1988):newsletter and roster

Box 36, Folder 1

Micheal M. J. Fischer: essay - Ethnicity and the PostModern Arts of Memory

Box 36, Folder 2

Minority Education (1986-1987):articles

Box 36, Folder 3

Chicano Issues (1973-1987):articles and news clippings

Box 36, Folder 4

Journals and Newsletters on Pluralism and Chicano Issues: Plural (June-Oct. 1987),In Writing (Vol. 5 No. 1, Winter 1988),Stanford Observer (April 1989),La Onda (Oct.-Nov. 1975),Carta Abierta (1987),Imagenes de la Chicana

Box 36, Folder 5

Lists of Chicano Literature

Box 36, Folder 6

Stanford Center for Chicano Research reports (1983-1988)

Box 36, Folder 7

Chicano Collections: Stanford University Libraries bibliography

Box 36, Folder 8

Chicano literature: photocopied readings

Box 37, Folder 1

Chicano writings: photocopied readings - essays, fiction

Box 37, Folder 2

Chicano Journals (1972-1990):Bovine Interventions (1990),Hispanorama (1990),Miquiztli (Vol. Issue 1, Fall 1972),Miquiztli (Vol. 2, Issue 1, Winter Quarter 1974),Miquiztli (Vol. 3, Issue 1, Winter-Spring, 1975)

Box 37, Folder 3

Ernesto Galarza Commerative Lectures (1986, 1987, 1990)with memo from Tony Burciaga

Box 38, Folder 1

News Clippings: Chicano Issues (1983-1988)

Box 38, Folder 2

News Clippings: Homosexuality (1983-1987)

Box 38, Folder 3

News Clippings: Miscellaneous (1972-1989)

Box 38, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Articles, etc. - inscribed by authors with notes to Islas

Box 38, Folder 5

Miscellany: photocopied articles and fliers

Box 38, Folder 6

Excerpts from New Scholar

Box 38, Folder 7

Articles on Chicano culture

Box 38, Folder 8

Excerpts from Aztlan

Box 38, Folder 9

El Paso Times, 1978 -news clippings

Box 38, Folder 10

Cortes - Mexican Americans


Series 6: People Files

Box 39, Folder 1

Mailing List

Box 39, Folder 2

John Ashberry (1973-1976):news clipping, incoming correspondence

Box 39, Folder 3

Margaret Barrett (1974-1976):incoming correspondence

Box 39, Folder 4

Arvin Brown: article on Brown - He Trusts Plays, He Trusts Actors, New York Times (Oct. 12, 1975),Performing Arts magazine (Feb. 1974/Vol. 8, No. 2)

Box 39, Folder 5

Gil Carbajal (1974-1976):incoming correspondence

Box 39, Folder 6

Bill Chace: A Good Marxist Liberal, Stanford Daily (Dec. 3, 1979),letter (1975),and publications by Chace

Box 39, Folder 7

Norma Djerassi: correspondence

Box 39, Folder 8

John Felstiner: publications and writings

Box 39, Folder 9

Dame Margot Fonteyn: memo, complimentary ticket, news clippings (1975-1976)

Box 39, Folder 10

Albert Guerard: autographed xeroxed copies of Guerard's essays

Box 39, Folder 11

Maclin Bocock Guerard: photocopied short stories

Box 39, Folder 12

Ethel Hoffman (1874-1976):incoming correspondence

Box 39, Folder 13

Betsy Jablon: letter

Box 39, Folder 14

Stina Katchadourian: correspondence

Box 39, Folder 15

Runa Lindfors Nunni: incoming correspondence

Box 39, Folder 16

Harry Matthews: incoming letter (May 20, 1974)

Box 39, Folder 17

Meyer, Lillie, & Arthur: profile of the Arthurs

Box 39, Folder 18

Anne K. Mellor: publications by Mellor

Box 39, Folder 19

Diane Middlebrook: poetry, literary work, correspondence

Box 39, Folder 20

Gail Mortimer (1984):note and Description of Proposed Study

Box 39, Folder 21

Joe O'Mealy (1975-1976):incoming correspondence

Box 39, Folder 22

Renato Rosaldo (1972-1976):incoming correspondence, writings

Box 39, Folder 23

Wallace Stegner: incoming correspondence, 1970

Box 39, Folder 24

Ian Watt: book review (1970),incoming correspondence (1975-1976),publications

Box 39, Folder 25

Miscellaneous Articles by Colleagues

Box 40, Folder 1

Hector Calderon (1985-1986):incoming and outgoing correspondence

Box 40, Folder 2

Robert Cantu (1989):incoming correspondence, copies of entry Arturo Islas for Dictionary of Literary Biography, Chicano Authors, Second Series

Box 40, Folder 3

Denise Chavez (1987-1990):letters

Box 40, Folder 4

Bliss Carnochan: published articles

Box 40, Folder 5

Norm Dichotsky: letters and publications

Box 40, Folder 6

Jim English (1983-1990):correspondence, letter of recommendation, papers by English, curriculum vitae, oral exam for Ph. D.

Box 40, Folder 7

Pat Geuder (1989-1990):incoming correspondence

Box 40, Folder 8

Mimi Reisel Gladstein (1987):letter of recommendation and curriculum vitae

Box 40, Folder 9

Jose Limon (1990):memo, curriculum vitae

Box 40, Folder 10

Geoff Loftus (1987-1989)correspondence

Box 40, Folder 11

Carolyn Lougee (1985):memos, statement for Approaching Stanford, Stanford Then and Now, Parents Day Speech

Box 40, Folder 12

Bill Nerricio (1989):writings, curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation, correspondence

Box 40, Folder 13

[UNK] Padilla (1983-1984):writings, correspondence, letter of recomendation

Box 40, Folder 14

Americo Paredes: writings

Box 40, Folder 15

Wayne Pounds: Hawthorne and Samuel P. Newmann: Rhetoric's Iron Cage

Box 40, Folder 16

Tomas Rivera (1975):incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes, news clippings

Box 40, Folder 17

Marta Sanchez (1989):outgoing letter, Arturo Islas' Rain God: An Alternative Tradition

Box 40, Folder 18

Edward Simmon (1989-1990):correspondence

Box 40, Folder 19

Robert Trujillo (1982):correspondence

Box 40, Folder 20

Yvonne Yarbo-Bejarano: correspondence, curriculum vitae, The Female Subject in Chicano Theater: Sexuality, Race, and Class (Dec. 1986)

Box 40, Folder 21

Tomas Ybarra-Frausto (1983-1990):correspondence and letter of recommendation

Box 41, Folder 1

Lisa DeBrito (1985)letter

Box 41, Folder 2

Pat Geuder: curriculum vitae, correspondence, letter of recommendation, application of sabbatical leave

Box 41, Folder 3

Dagoberto Gilb (1987):correspondence and short stories

Box 41, Folder 4

J. Jason Hammer-Acevedo (1990):incoming and outgoing correspondence

Box 41, Folder 5

HI Books: letter (1989)

Box 41, Folder 6

David Holdaway (1985):incoming and outgoing correspondence and photo

Box 41, Folder 7

Stuart Klawans (1986):incoming and outgoing correspondence, article - The Small Time from Our Nation

Box 41, Folder 8

James R. Magee: poem, magazine article, and short story - Santa Fe Bridge, incoming and outgoing correspondence, poem by Islas - Finnish Archipelago/Island Poem I (1987)

Box 41, Folder 9

Mary Manning (1989):correspondence

Box 41, Folder 10

Kate McDonald (1987):short story - Dutch Cleanser, correspondence, poem

Box 41, Folder 11

Mary Moser: Mantra and Nirvana - poems by Islas

Box 41, Folder 12

Raymund Paredes (1985):correspondence and bibliography

Box 41, Folder 13

Francisco Pineiro (1990):letter, writing samples

Box 41, Folder 14

Florian Shasky (1988):correspondence

Box 41, Folder 15

Pat Soberanis (1990):letter from Islas, news clipping

Box 41, Folder 16

Gary Soto (1990):news clippings, incoming letter

Box 41, Folder 17

Maria Helen Viramontes (1981):correspondence and writing sample

Box 42, Folder 1

Graduate Admissions (Winter 1980):notes and ratings of applicants

Box 42, Folder 2

Graduate Admissions (Winter 1986):notes and ratings of applicants

Box 42, Folder 3

Francisco Alarcon: dissertation abstact

Box 42, Folder 4

Arturo Aldama (1987):correspondence

Box 42, Folder 5

Alicia Arrizon: outline for dissertation project, photocopied articles

Box 42, Folder 6

Judith Bare (1990):letter of recommendation, orals list, handouts, notes, writings

Box 42, Folder 7

Adam Begley: orals, orals list

Box 42, Folder 8

Mark Braley: letters of recommendation

Box 42, Folder 9

Barbara Brinson-Pineda (1986):letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, curriculum vitae

Box 42, Folder 10

Paulette Britton: orals and dissertaion info

Box 42, Folder 11

Mark Brommell (1983):orals reading list, correspondence, discussion questions

Box 42, Folder 12

Tisa Carrillo: dissertation abstract

Box 42, Folder 13

Wendell Carter (1986):memo, letter of recommendation, evaluation

Box 42, Folder 14

Alexandria Chasin (1986):letter of recommendation, evaluation, correspondence

Box 42, Folder 15

Joseph Conte (1986):letter

Box 42, Folder 16

Susan Denver: essays

Box 42, Folder 17

Rava Eleasari (1987):correspondence, orals list

Box 42, Folder 18

Paul Espinoza: NEH application and materials

Box 42, Folder 19

Vince Gotera: correspondence, letter of recommendation

Box 42, Folder 20

Paul Guajardo: correspondence

Box 42, Folder 21

Sergio Guerrero: correspondence, poetry

Box 42, Folder 22

Franziska Herrmann (1987):correspondence

Box 42, Folder 23

Black Poets - Pat Hill: Islas's notes, poetry, dissertation proposal, orals reading list

Box 42, Folder 24

Scott Lankford (1985-1988):curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, letter of recommendation, correspondence

Box 42, Folder 25

Sandy Lieb (1972-1988):correspondence, orals list, dissertation prospectus, miscellaneous pamphlets

Box 42, Folder 26

Wahneema Lubiano: curriculum vitae, correspondence, dissertation prospectus, essays

Box 42, Folder 27

Patricia McGraw: correspondence, essays, letter of recommendation

Box 42, Folder 28

Augustine Martinez: essay, letter

Box 42, Folder 29

Richard May: memos, bibliography

Box 42, Folder 30

Lindsay Mikolitch (1987-1988):correspondence

Box 42, Folder 31

Brett Miller (1983-1985):poetry, orals list, correspondence, memos

Box 42, Folder 32

Patricia Montenegro: poetry, dissertation report, essays

Box 42, Folder 33

Trudy Palmer: correspondence, writing

Box 42, Folder 34

Anita Smith Paradowski (1988):correspondence, thesis - Narrative Strategies In Three Multicultural Novels: The Woman Warrior, The Color Purple, and The Rain God

Box 42, Folder 35

Johnny Payne: orals, orals list, notes

Box 42, Folder 36

Gail Perez: essay - Hymns In a Man's Life: Styles and Cultures in D. H. Lawrence's Poetry

Box 43, Folder 1

Rafael Perez-Torres (1987-1989):correspondence, orals info, parts of dissertation

Box 43, Folder 2

Vince Perez: orals list, correspondence

Box 43, Folder 3

Vincent Perez: memos, disseration info

Box 43, Folder 4

Febe Portillo (1987-1988):correspondence, President's Fellowship program application

Box 43, Folder 5

Febe Portillo Orozco: correspondence, letter of recommendation, orals list, etc.

Box 43, Folder 6

Febe Portillo Orozco: thesis

Box 43, Folder 7

Catherine Quoyeser: curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation, orals information, writing excerpts

Box 43, Folder 8

Loren Rusk: orals information

Box 43, Folder 9

John Russell (1987):letter

Box 43, Folder 10

Ben Saenz (1987-1989):letters of recommendation, correspondence, essays

Box 43, Folder 11

Ines Salazar: correspondence

Box 43, Folder 12

Josie Saldana (1988):qualifications information

Box 43, Folder 13

Jose Saldivar (1985-1987):curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, incoming and outgoing correspondence, writings

Box 43, Folder 14

Jose Saldivar (1982-1986):correspondence, writings, grant applications

Box 43, Folder 15

Jose Saldivar: writing excerpts

Box 43, Folder 16

Roxannne Schroeder (1987):personal statement, resume, letter of recommendation

Box 43, Folder 17

Susan TePaske-King (1985):personal statemnt, letter of recommendation

Box 43, Folder 18

Gloria Trevino: correspondence, Fugitive

Box 44, Folder 1

Gloria Trevino: dissertation proposal, notes, writings

Box 44, Folder 2

Luis Urrea (1986):curriculum vitae, letter, Father Returns from the Mountain

Box 44, Folder 3

John Williams (1987):essay and book reviews, 2 letters from Islas

Box 44, Folder 4

Helga Winkler (1985)correspondence

Box 44, Folder 5

Man Withington (1988):letter- A Testament to Life and Death: The Rain God by Islas

Box 44, Folder 6

Mary Wood (1984-1987):correspondence and dissertation proposal

Box 44, Folder 7

Diane Young (1984):orals reading list, poetry

Box 44, Folder 8

Bernice Zamora (1980-1986):notes, memos, correspondence with letters from Islas, and writing samples

Box 45, Folder 1

Miguel Baez (1976):recommendation, recommendation info

Box 45, Folder 2

Xavier Becerra (1980):resume, letter

Box 45, Folder 3

Nicole Bettauer (1985):letter, resume, letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 4

Juan Bezanilla (1990):writing samples

Box 45, Folder 5

Kristen Boyles (1987):resume, letter, paper

Box 45, Folder 6

Cathy Bledsoe (1985-1988):resume, letters of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 7

Elizabeth Burnside: letter of recommendation, resume

Box 45, Folder 8

Ethan Canin (1981):letter

Box 45, Folder 9

Eloisa Carrillo: personal statement

Box 45, Folder 10

Pedro Castillo: letter

Box 45, Folder 11

Luz Castillo: letter of recommendation, letter

Box 45, Folder 12

Melanie Celeste (1989):letter, Master of Liberal Studies Program Proposal

Box 45, Folder 13

Wayne Chavez (1990):writing samples

Box 45, Folder 14

Linda Christie (1987-1988):letters, resume

Box 45, Folder 15

Carol Cini (1985):grant proposal, honors essay proposal, letters

Box 45, Folder 16

Clarissa Clayton: letter of recommendation, personal statement, resume, letter

Box 45, Folder 17

Tim Conley (1979):letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 18

Alberto Cota (1982-1983):letter of reference, resume

Box 45, Folder 19

Mark Davidian (1985):letter of recommendation, personal statement

Box 45, Folder 20

Isabel De La Pena (1983):letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 21

Kevin Douglas (1984-1985):letters, letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 22

Cynthia Ellis (1985):letter of recommendation, letters

Box 45, Folder 23

Richard Esquibel (1981-1985):letters from Sally Mahoney - re: registration

Box 45, Folder 24

Cynthia Franklin (1985):personal statement, letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 25

Francesca Freccero (1984):letters - to and from, letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 26

David Freelove (1988):notes, letters, writing sample

Box 45, Folder 27

Patricia Freytag (1983-1984):letters from the office of the Registrar

Box 45, Folder 28

Yolanda Garcia (1985):letter

Box 45, Folder 29

Cristina Gavin: letters, academic information

Box 45, Folder 30

Lynn Goldfarb (1988):individually designed major information

Box 45, Folder 31

Patrick Gomez: letters of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 32

Adriana Graft (1986-1987):personal statement, resume, correspondence

Box 45, Folder 33

Anne Gullickson (1985):Honors Thesis Proposal

Box 45, Folder 34

Leah Halper (1980-1990):personal statement, correspondence, letter of recommendation, Stanford Daily clippings

Box 45, Folder 35

Heather Hawkins (1987):resume, letter of recommendation, graduate school application

Box 45, Folder 36

Julie Jacobs (1983):letter from Academic Information Center

Box 45, Folder 37

Francisca James (1981):letter

Box 45, Folder 38

Jennifer Justman (1980-1982):resume, writing samples, letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 39

Chris Kelly (1980-1986):resume, letter of recommendation, course material

Box 45, Folder 40

Sean Kinch (1989):letter

Box 45, Folder 41

Mark Kindschuh: personal statement, resume, transcripts, writing samples

Box 45, Folder 42

Madeline Kiser: project proposal (winter 1990)

Box 45, Folder 43

Cynthia Ann Koehn (1979):major declaration

Box 45, Folder 44

Shara Kronmal (1981):personal statement, writing samples, letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 45

Robert Landon (1988):Golden Grant application

Box 45, Folder 46

Michael Lara (1990):correspondence

Box 45, Folder 47

Sara Lau: writing sample, correspondence, letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 48

Laugh and Rose - Seminar/ Autumn 1981-1982:course material and info

Box 45, Folder 49

Sarah Liu: letter of recommendation, correspondence, writing sample, Golden Grant applications material

Box 45, Folder 50

Jesse Luna: writing samples

Box 45, Folder 51

Lisa Lynch (1987):personal statement and letter of recommendation

Box 45, Folder 52

Celina Martinez: writing samples

Box 45, Folder 53

Alma Medina (1990):writing samples

Box 46, Folder 1

Karin McDonald (1990):writing sample

Box 46, Folder 2

Monica Melgarejo (1981):Humanities Honors Program information

Box 46, Folder 3

Nicole Michaels (1986):incoming and outgoing correspondence

Box 46, Folder 4

Kimberly Mitchell (1987):correspondence

Box 46, Folder 5

Julie Morrisett: statement of purpose, writing sample, statement of purpose

Box 46, Folder 6

Barry Munger (1985):writing sample

Box 46, Folder 7

Jane Oglesby: writing sample

Box 46, Folder 8

Dennis Oh (1984):writing smaples, medical school application materials

Box 46, Folder 9

Nancy Orendain (1981):resume and letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 10

Julie Padilla: writing samples

Box 46, Folder 11

Donnalisa Parks (1981-1983):resume, memos, letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 12

Cynthia Parral: statement of purpose, letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 13

Mark Peyser (1985):correspondence

Box 46, Folder 14

Margo Ponce (1990):writing sample, memos, research proposals

Box 46, Folder 15

Robert Prieto (1990):writing samples

Box 46, Folder 16

Regan Ramsey (1986):recommendation

Box 46, Folder 17

Dorotea Reyna (1979):writing samples, memoms, transcripts, letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 18

Caroline Rhoads (1984):letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 19

Ben Robinson (1988):letter

Box 46, Folder 20

Nicole Rosenberg (1983):writing sample

Box 46, Folder 21

Antoinieta Ruvalcava (1990):writing samples

Box 46, Folder 22

Rod Searcey (1986):letter and 2 photographs

Box 46, Folder 23

Reid Sherline (1987):letter

Box 46, Folder 24

Scott Simon (1982)Recent American Fiction course information

Box 46, Folder 25

Scott Singer (1989):letter

Box 46, Folder 26

Mitch Skylar (1983):personal statement, resume,

Box 46, Folder 27

Katie Smith (1982):letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 28

Victor Solorza (1987):letter

Box 46, Folder 29

Rob S. Spears (1984):letter and letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 30

John Strand (1986):correspondence, letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 31

Karen Su (1987):letter, writing smaples, letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 32

Silvia Tandeciarz: writing samples, thesis proposal, letters

Box 46, Folder 33

Joel Townsend (1984-1990):letter, letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 34

Velina Underwood (1990):resume, personal statement, letter of recommendation, memo

Box 46, Folder 35

Joseph Vaughn (1985):correspondence

Box 46, Folder 36

John Walton (1984):letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 37

Anastasia Watson (1983-1984):personal statement, letter of recommendation, writing sample

Box 46, Folder 38

Robert Weisbach (1986):correspondence

Box 46, Folder 39

Robyn Leigh Weisman (1987):incoming and outgoing correspondence

Box 46, Folder 40

Jerry Wertheim (1983-1984):Humanities Honor Proposal, memos

Box 46, Folder 41

Cindi Wheeler: memos, outlines for honors thesis

Box 46, Folder 42

David Woo (1984):letter, letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 43

Maggie Wright (1983):memos, academic information, writing sample

Box 46, Folder 44

Karen Zacarias: letter, news article, proposal

Box 46, Folder 45

Horacio Zambran: writing samples

Box 46, Folder 46

Evelina Zuni-Lucerno (1986):resume, letter of recommendation

Box 46, Folder 47

Other Undergraduate Work (1990)

Box 46, Folder 48

Responses Required (1979-1982):student letter and student work

Box 46, Folder 49

Student Work (1987, 1989)


Series 7: Videotapes, Audiotapes, and Journals

Box 47, Folder 1

Videotape: Jimmy Santiago Baca @ Stanford University reading, Jan. 16, 1989,Interview, Jan. 17, 1989,intro by Denise Levertov

Box 47, Folder 2, 3, 4

videotapes: Cable Co-Ops Community Channel Six - Reading Writers with Arturo Islas, 58 minutes at SP

Box 47, Folder 5

Audiotape: Chicano Literary Criticos... Conference, Stanford Universtiy, Saturday, May 30, 1987,Rosaura-? Sanchez on The Rain God and readings

Box 47, Folder 6

Journal: Twenty-four Hours a Day

Box 47, Folder 7

Journal: A Day at a Time

Box 47, Folder 8

Contents from cardfile

Box 53, Folder 1

Journal, 1959-1964 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : dark green cover
Box 53, Folder 2

Journal, 1967 - 1972 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : gray cover
Box 53, Folder 3

Journal, 1973 - 1978 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : blue green cloth cover
Box 53, Folder 4

Journal, 1975 - 1977 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : tan leather cover
Box 53, Folder 5

Journal, 1989 - 1990 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : black cover
Box 54, Folder 1

Calendar, 1976 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v.
Box 54, Folder 2

American dream and fantasies : calendar, 1977 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. with loose ams leaves tipped in
Box 54, Folder 3

The gay engagement calendar, 1978 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : orange cover, with loose ams leaves tipped in
Box 54, Folder 4

I Ching : calendar, 1979 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : black cover, with loose ams leaves tipped in
Box 54, Folder 5

Calendar, 1980 - 1982 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: loose leaves
Box 54, Folder 6

Weekly planner, 1983 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : grey blue cover
Box 54, Folder 7

Year book, 1984 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : grey blue cover
Box 54, Folder 7

Year book, 1985 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : brown cover
Box 54, Folder 8

Year book, 1986 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : black cover
Box 55, Folder 1

Calendar, 1987 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : black cover
Box 55, Folder 2

Appointments, 1988 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v. : grey blue cover
Box 55, Folder 3

Engagement book, 1989 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v.
Box 55, Folder 4

Georgia O'Keefe one hundred flowers engagment calendar, 1990 Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 1 v.

Series 8: Photographs

Box 48, Folder 1


Box 48, Folder 2

Pictures and photographs, including cover of Vanity Fair, Dec. 1987autographed by Bette Middler

Box 48, Folder 3

Photos - snapshots, 8"×10", 2 photos of Richard Thomas

Box 48, Folder 4

Black and White Photographs of Islas:4 8"×10" contact sheets, 3 4"×6"s, 1 8"×10", 1 8"×10" contact sheet with notes

Box 48, Folder 5


Box 48, Folder 6

Slides and Negatives

Box 55, Folder 14

Photograph Accn. 2000-272


Series 9: Oversize

Box 49, Folder 1

Normal XV doll

Box 49, Folder 2

English 122 (Winter 1977)ASSU Course Guide Student Opinion Questionnaire

Box 49, Folder 3

Miscellaneous news and magazine clippings (1979-1990)

Box 49, Folder 4

Magazines, re: Ernest Hemingway (1960-1981)

Box 49, Folder 5

List of names

Box 49, Folder 6

Watercolors for Islas's birthdays (1974-1977)by Nunni

Box 49, Folder 7

Conrado LaFarga: official documents

Box 49, Folder 8

Illustrations to Herman Melville's Moby Dick

Box 49, Folder 9

Misc. Artwork and Wall Hangings

Box 50

3 photographs, 2 pictures, letter from Janet Lewis

Box 51, Folder 1

Dinkelspieal Award, 1976

Box 51, Folder 2

Border Regional Library Association, 1986

Box 51, Folder 3

Migrant Souls book cover

Box 51, Folder 4

Plaque from the 1990Chicano/Latino Graduating Class

Box 51, Folder 5

The New Yorker, March 29, 1976magazine cover

Box 52, Folder 1

Matted print

Box 52, Folder 2

poster for El Teatro Campesino's Corridos (1983)

Box 52, Folder 3

The Rain God bookcover

Box 52, Folder 4

reproduction of The Annunciation by Fra Filippo Lippi

Box 52, Folder 5

print: Mujeres by Burciaga

Box 52, Folder 6

Ancient Egyptian Magic Calendar, 1974


Series 10. Computer files

Box 56, Diskette 126

Islas diskettes Accn. 2000-272

Physical Description: 26 computer diskettes : 5.25 in.