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1. Ahern, Maureen (see Entry 36).


2. Allen (Steve) Collection.

    MS SC AL HAYDEN SPEC


    Steve Allen (1921- ), comedian, musical composer, performer, and author, attended ASU briefly in Fall 1942 before beginning his entertainment career. The collection consists of biographical material, certificates, awards, plaques, cartoons, manuscripts, sound recordings, audio cassettes, posters, oil portraits, drawings, photographs, and uncataloged monographs. Gift of Steve Allen, 1990; ongoing. Unprocessed.

3. Bjork, Robert E. (see Entry 37).


4. Blakely (Gene) Collection.

    MS SC BL HAYDEN SPEC


    Gene Blakely (1921?-1987), actor, appeared on stage in legitimate theatre, including Phoenix Little Theatre, summer stock, road shows, movies and television. He helped found the Actors Theatre of Phoenix in 1985. Blakely actively became a collector of theatre and film materials. The collection contains 2,000 monographs, framed and unframed photographs, memorabilia, scripts, sound recordings and sheet music relating to theatre, film, and television reflecting Blakely's work in all media, spanning a 40 year career. Gift of Blakely estate, 1985. 280 linear feet.

5. Burroughs (William S.) Collection.

    MS SC BU HAYDEN SPEC


    William Seward Burroughs (1914-1997), writer of the Beat Generation. The collection includes first edition books in many languages, manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, periodicals, pamphlets, broadsides, video, cassettes, sound recordings, audio cassettes, and graphic images from 1938 to the present. ASU continues to add to the collection. Restricted access and photocopy policy. To use manuscripts; present letter of introduction from professor or scholar; to photocopy, contact Burroughs Communications Inc. Purchased from Robert H. Jackston, 1984. 39 linear feet. (See also Ted Morgan Collection, Entry 22, and Claude Pelieu Collection, Entry 25.)

6. Child Drama Collection.

    CT HAYDEN SPEC


    The Child Drama Collection contains manuscript materials that describe the beginnings and growth of formal theatre for young audiences and K-12 theatre education in the United States and overseas. The collection includes; records of professional theatre companies; personal papers of leading educators and artists in the field, including major playwrights for youth; books; playscripts; videos; oral histories; K-12 theatre curriculum materials; as well as correspondence, and business records of the national theatre education association, the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. Gift of multiple donors. 750 linear feet.

7. China War Reporting Conference.

    MS SC SM-21 HAYDEN SPEC


    Cassette recordings and transcripts of discussions and papers presented at November 1982 China War Reporting Conference, relating to war correspondents' experiences in China and World War II. Gift of Stephen MacKinnon, 1987. 1 Linear foot.

8. Cook (Paul) Collection.

    MS SC CO HAYDEN SPEC


    Paul Cook (1950- ) contemporary author specializing in science fiction; a writer in residence at ASU, Creative Writing since 1986. The Collection, 1971 to present, contains drafts of typescripts, final typed manuscripts, copy-edited manuscripts, poetry, short stories, correspondence, contracts, data files, and biographical information. Gift of author 1987; ongoing. 10 Linear feet.

9. Cosner (Shaaron and Ron) Papers.

    MS SC COS HAYDEN SPECS


    Shaaron Cosner: High school teacher and free-lance writer (1940- ); Ron Cosner: High School teacher, coach. Collection contains research notecards, handwritten and typewritten manuscripts, setting copies, galley sheets, and correspondence with publishers, photographs and illustrations that were included in articles and books for children and adults since 1974. Gift of author to Arizona Collection, 1980. Transferred to Special Collections in 1983; ongoing 15 Linear feet.

10. Farnsworth/Everson Collection.

    MS SC FA HAYDEN SPEC


    Philo T. Farnsworth (1906-1971) inventor of television. George Everson (1885-1982), original financial backer of Farnsworth. Business, personal and professional correspondence, (1914-1982) of Mr. Everson, secretary of the television company he and Farnsworth started; newspaper clippings, and photographs concerning Farnsworth. Original manuscript, reviews and correspondence of Everson's book Life of Philo T. Farnsworth. Gift of Jay L. Faulkner, 1988. 6 Linear feet.

11. Fisher (Francis McCracken) Papers.

    MS SC SM-22 HAYDEN SPEC


    Francis McCracken Fisher, a China correspondent, in 1935. The collection contains journalistic materials from his assignments in China, including dispatches sent March 1935-October 1936, contemporary journals, magazines, newspapers, some materials written by communists, ephemera, and biographical data on Northern Chinese political leaders. Gift of Fisher, 1983. 1 Linear foot.

12. Foster (Alan Dean) Papers.

    MS SC FO FAYDEN SPEC


    Alan Dean Foster (1946- ), author of science fiction, fantasy, novelizations of screenplays, and non-fiction articles, film reviews, plays, and screen plays. The collection contains manuscripts, drafts, typescripts, galley proofs and audio cassette tapes, correspondence with agents and editors, fan mail, and newspaper clippings, 1968 to present. Gift of author, 1988; ongoing. 27 Linear feet.

13. Gerard (Philip) Papers.

    MS SC GER HAYDEN SPEC


    Philip Gerard (1955- ), novelist and short story writer. Gerard was associated with the Creative Writing Program at ASU from 1982 to 1987. The collection consists of drafts, manuscripts, and typescripts of his short stories and novels, 1986 to present. Gift of author, 1986; ongoing. 3 Linear feet.

14. Gerber (Helmut) Papers.

    MS SC GE HAYDEN SPEC


    Helmut Gerber (1920-1981) professor and editor. Taught at Lafayette College, Purdue University, University of Texas at Arlington, Northern Illinois University, and Arizona State University. Wrote books on George Moore, Thomas hardy and Joseph Conrad, edited Annotated Secondary Bibliography Series and founded, published and edited English Literature in Transition. The collection consists of correspondence from 1950-1981 concerning Gerber's research, the Modern Language Association journal, English Literature in Transition, poetry, bibliographies, and miscellaneous notes written by Gerber, career information, and reviews of Gerber's works, Gift of author's estate, 1988. 5 Linear feet.

15. Hill (Edwin Bliss) Papers.

    MS SC HI HAYDEN SPEC


    The Edwin Bliss Hill (1866-1949) collection consists of correspondence, genealogy, diaries, personal mementoes, business records, manuscripts, publications, printed items, and photographs collected by Edwin B. Hill, who owned the longest running private printing press in American history. Also included in the collection is correspondence and personal miscellany of Gertrude Hill Muir, daughter of Edwin Bliss Hill, a librarian and authority on archaeology and southwestern history. The collection spans the late 1800's to the middle of 1970's. Gift of Gertrude Hill Muir, 1978. 12 Linear feet.

16. Kaufman (Lucile) Papers.

    MS SC KA HAYDEN SPEC


    The Lucile B. Kaufman (1906-1993) Collection of Materials Relating to Women, 1938 to present. An assistant professor of Engineering at Arizona State University (formerly ASC), from 1950-1971, Kaufman experienced discrimination in a male-dominated and became interested in women's issues. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, correspondence, biographical information, material from women's engineering associations, conferences, conventions, and committees. Gift of Lucile Kaufman, 1977 to 1990. 7 Linear feet.

17. Kennedy (John F.) Collection.

    MS SC JFK HAYDEN SPEC

    Collection includes magazine articles, books, phonograph records, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous memorabilia such as posters, postcards, and buttons, ranging from 1960 to the present. The bulk of this collection centers around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as well as that of Robert Kennedy, and includes memorial tributes. Gift of Loretta Debolt, 1990; Bill Kessler, and Werner Beyen, 1992; ongoing 4 Linear feet.

18. Kilmartin, Terrence (see Entry 38).


19. Kusche (Larry) Papers.

    MS SC KU HAYDEN SPEC


    Larry Kusche (1940- ), non-fiction author of books on such diverse topics as Bermuda Triangle Mystery-Solved, Disappearance of Flight 19, and Popcorn Cookery. The collection 1945 to 1986, contains drafts, final and copy-edited manuscripts, master proofs, published monographs, publicity, and reviews. In addition, the collection includes research notes, correspondence, reports, documents, taped interviews, and photographs. Gift of author, 1977 to 1986. 18.5 Linear feet.

20. Lawford (Peter) Papers.

    MS SC LA HAYDENSPEC


    Peter Lawford (1923-1984), film and television actor, produces and entertainer.  Lawford began his career in 1931 at the age of seven. The Peter Lawford Collection, spans the years 1931-1985, and contains biographical material, family and professional correspondence, Kennedy family correspondence, film and television contracts, production records, business and financial records, scripts, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and memorabilia, and photographs. Gift of Patricia Seaton Lawford Stewart, 1988. 36 Linear feet.

21. Leonard (Phyllis G. and Walter Magruder) Papers.

    MS SC LE HAYDEN SPEC


    Phyllis G. Leonard (1924- ) and Walter Magruder Leonard, free-lance writers, now reside in Bisbee, AZ. The Phyllis G. Leonard papers, consist of 14 boxes which contain notes, manuscripts, drafts, galley proofs, correspondence, reviews of her free-lance articles for both children's and adult priodicals, and her Southwestern novels (pen name: Isabel Ortega).

    The Walter Leonard Papers consist of 15 boxes of correspondences, notes, drafts, manuscripts, payment vouchers, relating to his writing for trade publication in varied fields. Gift of authors 1980 to present; ongoing. 15 Linear feet.

22. Morgan (Ted) Papers.

    MS SC MOR HAYDEN SPEC


    Journalist and writer, Sanche de Gramont (1932- ) began using the pseudonym Ted Morgan, an anagram of de Gramont in 1969. Most of this collection consists of his research materials gathered from 1983 to 1988, used in writing Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William Burroughs. The collections consists of Morgan's notes, photocopies of Burrough's correspondence, manuscript texts, photographs, audio-cassette tapes, and partial transcripts of Morgan's interviews with Burroughs' contemporaries. Purchased from Ted Morgan, 1989. 20 Linear feet.

23. Mosher (Thomas Bird) Papers.

    MS SC MOS HAYDEN SPEC


    Thomas Bird Mosher (1852-1923) embarked upon a remarkable publishing career in 1891 and became a central figure in the revival of printing that swept America at the turn of the century. He was one of the first to make handsome yet inexpensive books available by mail order. The collections consists of publishing materials, book lists, catalogue order forms, reviews, correspondence, financial records, estate and legal papers, personal items, and photographs, ca. 1893-1929. A nearly complete collection of works published by the press are catalogued and housed separately. Gift of Thomas Mosher, Jr., 1970. 3.5 Linear feet.

24. Newsweek Video Archives.

    MS SC NW HAYDEN SPEC


    The Newseek Video Archive is the complete film and video tape library of Newsweek's syndicated television series produced by its video department from 1971-1982. The collection contains productions for both network and cable programming, such as Newsweek Feature Service, Today's Woman, Cartoon-a-torial, Newsweeks Woman, and others. The collection also holds the accompanying press releases and scripts from Bureau Report, Feature Service, Sportsweek, Today's Woman, What's Cookin', You and the Law, and the complete files of political cartoons from which segments of Cartoon-a-torial were chosen. 23 Linear feet. Restrictions: Not for commercial use; to be used by faculty and students of ASU for educational and informational purposes. Gift of Ted Slate, Library Director, Newsweek, 1984 to Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication, to be housed in Special Collections. 140 Linear Feet.

25. Pelieu, Claude Collection

    MS SC SM-28


    A close friend of beat generation author William S. Burroughs, writer Claude Pelieu, along with Carl Weissnan and Burroughs, experimented with the "Cut-Up" method of writing. Pelieu and Mary Beach translated some of Burroughs' works. The collection includes letters, original manuscripts of Pelieu and others, three scrapbooks, and ephemera, 1953-1974. Purchase, 1995. 4 Linear feet.

26. Place (Marian T.) Papers.

    MS SC PL HAYDEN SPEC


    Marian Templeton Place (1910- ), author and former school librarian, who has written more than forty books for schildren, specializing in fiction and non-fiction books about the American West, flying saucers, Bigfoot, astronauts, and witches. Some articles and books were written under pseudonyms Dale White and R.D. Whitinger. The collection includes manuscripts, notes, rough drafts, revisions, final drafts, galley proofs, page proofs, contracts, correspondence, appointment and work books, scrapbooks, pamphlets, and cataloged monographs. Gift of author, 1986; ongoing. 15 Linear feet.

27. Salerno (Nicholas A.) Collection.

    MS SC SA HAYDEN SPEC.


    Nicholas A. Salerno, PhD. (1936- ), professor emeritus of English and Film History at ASU, Victorian scholar, film critic and avid collector of film memorabilia, taught at ASU from 1961 to 1991. The collection contains correspondence, biographical information and Salerno's research files on film history, television, animation, British Victorian Literature, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Michael Rossetti. Monographs and Wizard of Oz and Star Wars relia have been cataloged separately. Gift of Nicholas Salerno, 1977, ongoing. 333 Linear feet.

28. Schwarz (Ted) Collection.

    MS SC SCH HAYDEN SPEC


    Ted Schwarz (1945- ) is a prolific author, investigative reporter, photographer and teacher. His papers (personal, professional, and correspondence) include transcripts, notes, clippings, audio and video cassettes, typescripts, books, cartoons, short stories, articles, film treatments, and television programs. A wide range of topics have been researched by Schwarz: abnormal psychology, criminal justice, multiple personalities, cults, Satanism, health, photography, coins and stamp collecting, art, medicine, business, child development, juvenile delinquency, the Teamsters Union, and fitness. His files include biographical information on John DeLorean, Peter Lawford, artists and others. Gift of author, beginning 1980; ongoing. 170 Linear feet. Published monographs are individually catalogued.

29. Smarandache (Florentin) Papers

    MS SC SM-15 HAYDEN SPEC


    Florentin Smarandache (1954- ), mathematician, poet, author, translator and founder of te "Paradoxist Literary Movement" in Romania, fled the Ceausescu dictatorship in 1988 and eventually emigrated to the United States in 1990. The collection consists of Smarandache's published and unpublished papers in mathematics, poetry, essays, short stories, plays, novels, drawings, and puzzles, as well as reviews of his work. Gift of Florentin Smarandache, 1991; ongoing. 18 Linear feet.

30.Southwestern Fishes, Archives of

    MS SC SM-24


    The collection contains an extensive bibliography and synthesis of information on numerous endangered fishes in the Colorado River Basin: the Humpback Chub, (Gila cypha), the Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans), Colorado Squawfish, Razorback Sucker, Flannelmouth Sucker, Speckled Dace, and Bluehead Sucker. The bibliography includes full text published articles, unpublished field notes, theses, photocopies of dissertations, and reports, 1853 to the present. Prepared in 1995 by Terry C. Inman, Paul C. Marsh, Research Professor, Center for Environmental Studies, ASU, and W.L. Minckley, Professor, Zoology, ASU. The photocopied items date from 1853 to 1995. Gift; 1992, ongoing. 12 Linear feet.

31. Spada (James) Papers

    MS SC SP HAYDEN SPEC


    James Spada (1950- ), a celebrity biographer and publisher, also served as editor of EMK - The Edward Kennedy Quarterly from 1969 to 1972. The collection consists of newpaper and periodical articles about the early political careeer of Edward M. Kennedy; notes, clippings, photographs and interview - sound recordings and their transcriptions, encompassing Spada's research for his books about the following film stars: Bette Davis, Grace Kelly, Peter Lawford, Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Robert Redford. Gift of James Spada, 1991; ongoing. 21 Linear feet.

32. Starr (Jimmy) Collection

    STRR HAYDEN SPEC


    Jimmy Starr (1904-1990) author, actor, and Hollywood film columnist from the 1920's to 1950's. The collection includes photographs, individual files of movie stars, movie stills, newspaper and periodical clippings, film studio ephemera, scrapbooks, notebooks, and film scripts by Starr and other writers. Monographs about all aspects of "Hollywood" and film making are individually cataloged. Donations continue to augment the donation. Gift of Jimmy Starr, beginning in 1970. 182 Linear feet.

33. Steele (A.T.) Papers.

    MS SC ST HAYDEN SPEC


    A. T. Steele (1903-1992), an American journalist who served as a foreign newspaper correspondent in China, Southeast Asia, Africa, South and Central America from 1932-1960. The collection contains dispatches, news clippings, interviews, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia relating to China, India, South East Asia 1932-1960, South Africa, and Central America 1943-1959, 1978. Steele donated his materials to the Center For Asian Studies at ASU in 1976; the collection was transferred to Special Collections in 1981. The center arranged for microfilming the collection and a copy (and index) are found in microforms as well as in Special Collections. A separate in-house register of the photograph collection is also found in Special Collections. 18 Linear feet.

34. Swarthout (Glendon and Kathryn) Papers.

    MS SC SW HAYDEN SPEC


    Glendon Swarthout (1918-1992) author and English professor at Michigan State University from 1951-1959 and at Arizona State University, from 1959-1963. His wife Kathryn Swarthout (1919- ) was an elementary school teacher from 1954-1959, and a columnist for Woman's Day Magazine from 1976 to present.  Materials relating to each novel or short story includes newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, type scripts, galley proofs, setting copies, and page proofs. The collection also includes screenplays for Glendon's novels that were made into movies such as They Came to Cordura, Bless the Beasts and Children, and The Shootist. The children's books were co-authored by Glendon and Kathryn. Published monographs have been individually cataloged.  Gift of the authors, 1971 to present. 21 Linear feet. More about Glendon Swarthout

35. Trevor (Elleston) Papers.

    MS SC TR HAYDEN SPEC


    Elleston Trevor (1920-1995) English-born author of mystery, suspense novels, and historical novels, many of which are set against a background of war and espionage. The collection consists of published monographs, manuscripts, typescript drafts, first notes, synopses, correspondence, galley proofs, plays and screenplays, and short stories written under his own name and such pseudonyms as Mansell Black, Trevor Burgess, and Adam Hall. Also included are newpaper clippings, biographical information and publishing histories. Published monographs are individually cataloged. Gift of author, 1980 to 1994. 18 linear feet.


Translators' Papers


The Translators' Papers seek to develop for scholarly research a collection of previously untapped, or rarely tapped, source of manuscript materials. In this collection are found copies of original works being translated, the translator's notes and drafts of the translation, and correspondence with publishers. Translators represented herein have chosen works in a foreign language for translatin into English.


36. Ahern (Maureen) Papers.

    MS SC TRA HAYDEN SPEC


    Maureen Ahern (1936- ), former ASU Professor of Spanish, Dept of Foreign Languages. Translating works of Rosario Castellanos (1929-1974) resulting in publication of A Rosario Castellanos Reader. Gift of author, 1990. 2 Linear feet.

37. Bjork (Robert E.) Papers.

    MS SC TRB HAYDEN SPEC


    Robert E. Bjork (1949- ), Department of English, ASU, has translated from Swedish to English two trilogies by Jan Fridegard, Lars Hard Trilogy, and The Holme Trilogy, as well as Oly a Mother, by Ivar Lo-Johansson. Gift of Robert E. Bjork, 1988. ongoing. 5 Linear feet.

38. Kilmartin (Terrence Kevin) Papers.

    MS SC TRK HAYDEN SPEC


    Terrence Kilmartin (1922- ), former literary editor of (London) Observer. As a Proust scholar he undertook a new translation of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, based upon C.K. Scott Moncrieff's original translation. Correspondence relating to publication is included. Gift of author 1988, 2.5 Linear feet.


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