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Joseph K. Caldwell
Papers

1938 - 2000

Manuscript Collection Number: 330
Accessioned: Purchases, 1993 - 2002.
Extent: 13.5 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, drafts (preliminary versions), notes, photographs, notebooks, galley proofs, playbills, reviews, clippings, appointment books, and diary.
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Joseph K. Caldwell
Papers - Supplement

1956 - 2005

Manuscript Collection Number: Unprocessed Supplement to MSS 330
Accessioned: Purchases, 2000-2006.
Extent: 7.5 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, drafts (preliminary versions), notes, photographs, notebooks, galley proofs, playbills, reviews, clippings, appointment books, and diary.
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Table of Contents

Contents List

Series I. Writing by Joseph Caldwell, 1950-1992


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Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

1	  Series I.  Writing by Joseph Caldwell, 1938-1998

          Series I.1  Novels, [1940s]-1998
               Some of the drafts are not numbered consecutively and may have
               extensive added pages.  Because of this the pages of each draft have been
               maintained in the order in which they were received.

     F1   [Untitled] first novel, [1940s]
          Written by Caldwell during the summer between the fifth and sixth grades.  Also
          includes thirty-five poems written by Caldwell in the fourth and fifth grades.


          In Such Dark Places, 1977-1988
               New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978.  First edition available in
               Morris (PS 3553 .A396 I52).

          First draft with notes, [n.d.]
          Typescript plus 24 pages of autograph notes.  Typescript bears extensive
          autograph revisions and added pages and bears the title "Mass at Cock-Crow."
     F2A  Pages 1-125
     F2B  Pages 126-301


     F3   Second draft, [n.d.]
     -4   Typescript with extensive autograph revisions and added pages.  Pages are not
          consecutive and several versions of the first chapter are present (ca. 300 pages).


          Third draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript with extensive autograph revisions and added pages.
     F5   Pages 1-145
     F6   Pages 146-313


          Third draft with changes, [n.d.]
          Typescript with extensive autograph revisions and added pages, bears the original
          title, "The Easter People."
     F7   Pages 1-110
     F8   Pages 111-270
     F9   Pages 271-333, plus ca. 100 pages of revisions


     F10  Third and fourth drafts, [n.d.]
     -13  Autograph, typescript and typescript (carbon) pages bearing the titles, "Mass at
          Cock-crow" and "The Easter People."  The approximately 400 pages bear
          extensive autograph revisions and added pages.  A letter from Father Keehan,
          explaining Good Friday processions, is also included.

1	   Series I.  Writing by Joseph Caldwell (cont'd)
           Series I.1 Novels (cont'd) 
           In Such Dark Places (cont'd)

          Final draft, [n.d.]
          Used as the setting copy for the printer, this typescript bears author's changes and
          editor's revisions.  Includes a photograph of Caldwell.
          F14  Pages 1-124, plus photograph
          F15  Pages 125-239

     F16  First chapter with editor's changes, [1977]
          Typescript bears extensive autograph revisions by the author and editor.  Includes
          a four-page sample printer's proof of chapter 1.

     F17  Galley proofs with author's changes, [1977]
          95 sheets bearing author's revisions.

     F18  Galley proofs stamped "Master Galleys," [1977]
          With the 95 sheets is a note from the printer, Maryland Linotype (1977 Jun 7). 
          Bears editor's corrections.

     F19  Galley proofs stamped "Master Pages," [1977]
          The 118 sheets include a note from Maryland Linotype (1977 Aug 15) and bear
          editor's corrections.

     F20  Galley proofs, [1977]
          Clean copy of same proofs as F19.

     F21  Page proofs, [1977-1978]
          Page proofs bearing a few editor's notations and corrections.  Also includes
          typescript and typescript (carbon) draft pages of chapter one, which bear changes
          by the author.  Also includes a small group of 14 proof pages with the note "called
          in 9/15/1977."

     F22  Dust jacket and publisher's information, 1977-1978
          Dust jacket quotes from Eileen Simpson, Hilma Wolitzer, Christopher Isherwood,
          Leonard Michaels, Robert Phelps, and Howard Moss.  Also includes a
          promotional postcard and a Farrar, Straus & Giroux catalog listing the title.

     F23  Review of In Such Dark Places, 1977-1986
          Includes proofs, clippings, photocopies, and off-prints.

     F24  Letters, 1977-1988
          Letters of congratulations on In Such Dark Places, including letters from the
          cover artist Antonio Frasconi, David Del Tredici, and a letter from Rembert
          Weakland, Archbishop of Milwaukee (to Tom Smith).

     F25  American Academy in Rome Fellowship in Creative Writing, 1979
          The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters awarded Caldwell the
          Rome Fellowship on May 23, 1979, for In Such Dark Places.  Includes letters, a
          program, an exhibition catalog, and a biographical information.


2         The Deer at the River, [1960]-1984 
               Boston: Little, Brown, 1984.  First edition available in Morris 
               (PS 3553.A396 D4 1984).

     F26  "The Nightgown," [1960s]
          Typescript story which became The Deer at the River, according to a note by
          Caldwell.

     F27  First draft, [n.d.]
     -29  Typescript with extensive autograph revisions, bearing the original title "Young
          Noah Dubbins and His Good Wife Ruth."  Consists of about 450 pages which are
          not in consecutive order.

     F30  Notes and draft chapters, [n.d.]
          Autograph and typescript notes and drafts of sections of the novel (ca. 200 pages).

          Early draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript with title page and dedication and bearing extensive autograph
          revisions.
     F31  Pages 1-111
     F32  Pages 112-229


     F33  Fourth and fifth drafts, [n.d.]
     -34  About 300 pages of typescript bearing extensive autograph revisions, but not in
          consecutive order, with Caldwell's note that The Deer at the River is "their" title
          and "Young Noah Dubbins..." is "my" title.


          Photocopy draft, [n.d.]
          Photocopy bearing the author's changes and notes.  Includes pages of autograph
          notes and extra draft pages at the end.
     F35  Pages 1-165
     F36  Pages 166-272, plus extra pages

          Final draft, [1983]
          Setting copy of typescript, with editor's and author's autograph notes and
          revisions.
     F37  Pages 1-100
     F38  Pages 101-200
     F39  Pages 201-307

     F40  "Master galleys," 1983 Nov 28
          Galley proofs with editor's notations, plus three pages of additions to the galleys.

     F41  Sample page proofs and dust jacket by Maryland Linotype, [1983]
     
     F42  Reviews, 1984
          Includes clippings and photocopies of reviews of The Deer at the River.

     F43  Letters, 1983-1984
          Letters regarding The Deer at the River, including letters from Doris Grumbach,
          Leo Revi, John Murnion, and Henry Butler, as well as friends and family.


          Under the Dog Star, [1986]-1989
               New York: Viking, 1987.  Available in Morris (PS 3553 .A396 U5 1987).

     F44  "Proud Flesh," [n.d.]
          About 105 typescript pages of draft chapters, rejected by Little Brown.  Published
          by Viking as Under the Dog Star.


          Draft chapters, sections and notes, [n.d.]
          Autograph and typescript pages, which bear extensive autograph revisions.  The
          approximately 750 pages are not in consecutive order.

     F45  Draft chapters
     F46  Draft chapters

3         Series I.  Writing by Joseph Caldwell (cont'd)
          Series I.1 Novels (cont'd)
          Under the Dog Star (cont'd)

     F47  Draft chapters
     F48  Draft chapters
     F49  Draft chapters


     F50  Draft chapters, notes, and "explorations that never made it," [n.d.]
     -52  Approximately 600 pages of typescript with extensive autograph revisions, as well
          as pages of autograph notes.


          Changes for final draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript pages with extensive autograph revisions.
     F53  Pages 2a-250a (with missing pages)
     F54  Pages 263-342 (with missing pages)

          Draft, [n.d.]
          Photocopy of a typescript which had been edited by the author and an editor.
     F55  Pages 1-180
     F56  Pages 181-341


          Final draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript setting copy of the final draft, which bears the author's autograph
          revisions and the editor's autograph notations and corrections.
     F57  Pages I-ix, 1-100
     F58  Pages 101-250
     F59  Pages 251-368


          Corrected galley, [1986]
          Corrected galley bearing a few autograph corrections by the author, plus a
          photograph of Caldwell.
     F60  Pages 1-115 (plus photograph)
     F61  Pages 116-235


     F62  Letters, 1987-1989
          Includes letters of congratulations on Under the Dog Star.  Letters from Edward
          Field, Louis Sheaffer, Theodore William Thieme, Ken Hubner, Elaine Ford, John
          Murnion, John Ferme, and John Waite are included.

     F63  Reviews, 1987
          Includes clippings and photocopies of reviews of Under the Dog Star, plus a press
          release by Viking Press announcing the novel's publication.

3         Series I.  Writing by Joseph Caldwell (cont'd)
          Series I.1 Novels (cont'd)

          The Uncle From Rome, 1988-1992
               New York: Viking, 1992.  Available in Morris (PS 3553 .A396 U48
               1992b).  See also the notebook in Box 10 F450 for a notebook containing
               autograph notes for this book.

     F64  Information used in The Uncle From Rome, 1988 Mar
          Collected during a stay in Naples, Italy during March, 1988, the material includes
          tour guides, pamphlets, opera programs, brochures, bills, notes, travel tickets,
          business cards, and clippings; all of which are related to Naples.

     F65  Draft chapters, notes, and "outs," [n.d.]
          About 150 pages of autograph, typescript, and photocopied pages of drafts, notes,
          and material removed from the final draft.  Pages are not in consecutive order.

     F66  Notebook containing autograph draft chapters, 1989 Spr          
          Spiral notebook which contains Caldwell's autograph drafts of chapters for The
          Uncle From Rome, plus rewrites for his play, "The Passion of Bluebeard." 
          Consisting of about 100 pages, the notebook was used by Caldwell while caring
          for a friend with AIDS (see also F449 for the diary Caldwell kept related to this
          friends).

4    F67  Draft with notes and cut sections, [n.d.]
     -70  About 500 pages of autograph and typescript drafts which bear extensive
          autograph revisions by the authors, plus pages of notes and sections of material
          cut from drafts.  Pages are not in consecutive order.


          "Second from last draft," [n.d.]
          Typescript bearing extensive autograph revisions by the author, with added or
          rearranged pages.
     F71  Pages 1-126
     F72  Pages 127-245
     F73  Pages 270-410


          Draft with notes made by Fred Stampa, [n.d.]
          Notes on this photocopied typescript were made by Neapolitan Fred Stampa.  The
          typescript also bears autograph revisions by Caldwell, as well as added or
          rearranged pages.
     F74A Pages 1-133
     F74B Pages 134-242a
     F74C Pages 253-371

          Late rewrites [n.d.]
          Typescript and photocopy pages, with autograph notes and revisions.
     F75  Pages 1-190
     F76  Pages 191-376


          Final draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript of the final draft which served as the setting copy and bears editorial
          corrections and notations.
     F77  Pages I-ix and 1-125a
     F78  Pages 126-250
     F79  Pages 251-376


5         Photocopy of final draft, [n.d.]
          Photocopy of the final draft with copy editor's notes and author's changes.
     F80  Pages I-ix, 1-120
     F81  Pages 121-249
     F82  Pages 250-376


     F83  Dust jacket proofs, [1991 Oct]
          Includes copy text for dust jacket and a proof of the design.

     F84  Caldwell reading at The Poetry Center, 1992 Mar
          Includes a program and Allan Gurganus's introduction of Caldwell at a reading at
          The Poetry Center in New York on March 9, 1992.  Caldwell read from The Uncle
          From Rome.

     F85  Letters, 1991-1992
          Letters of congratulations on the publication of The Uncle From Rome, including
          letters from Shirley Hazzard, Michael Lassell, Lawrence David Mass, Richard
          Hall, Frank Gregory, Robert MacDonald, Doris Grumbach, Judy Price, Patricia
          O'Toole, John Guinn, Elaine Kendall, Robert Ferrigno, and Margaret Linney.

     F86  Reviews, 1991-1992
          Proofs, clippings, and photocopies of reviews of The Uncle From Rome.

12        Series I.  Writing by Joseph Caldwell (cont'd)
          Series I.1 Novels (cont'd)

          "Bread for the Baker's Child," 1987-1993
          Published by Sarabande Books, 2002.

     F452A Notes, clippings, correspondence, and research material for the book, 1987-1993
           Includes a notebook containing autograph notes for "Bread for the Baker's Child
           and for The Uncle From Rome.  Also includes loose notes and clippings on
           research topics, such as capital punishment and shock therapy, as well as letters
           from Eileen Simpson and Rosebud Caldwell critiquing the book.

	 F452B Correspondence with Sarabande Books and publication information, 2000-2001
		   Includes Caldwell's correspondence with the editors, a completed author's
		   questionaire, and completed interview questions.

	 F452C Dust jacket and press kit, 2001-2002
		   Includes two photographs of Joseph Caldwell.

     F453 "Draft from which Typescripts Began," [n.d.]
     A-C  Mostly typescript pages, bearing extensive autograph revisions by Caldwell,
          including added pages.  Not in consecutive order.

     F454 "Discards from 1st to 2nd Draft," [n.d.]
          Typescript and carbon copies with extensive autograph revisions.

     F455 "Discards from 2nd to 3rd, 3rd to 4th, and 5th to 6th Drafts," [n.d.]
          Typescript and carbon copies with extensive autograph revisions.

     F456 "Deleted Chapters after Final Draft and Other Rewrites," [n.d.]
          Typescript and carbon copies with extensive autograph revisions.

          Typescript, [n.d.]
          Bears autograph revisions


     F457 Pages 1-150
     F458 Pages 151-279

        "The Mystery of the Body," 1993-1996
          Unpublished novel.

     F459 Correspondence, notes, and research for book,  1993-1996
          Includes letters from Craig Lucas and Daniel D'Arezzo critiquing the book, copies
          of the City of New York Fire Department's Medal Day programs, clippings and
          information regarding AIDS and painting.

13   F460 Draft pages, [1995-1997]
     -461 Mostly typescript pages with extensive autograph revisions, not in consecutive
          order (ca. 300 pp.)

          Draft
          Typescript and carbon copies with extensive autograph revisions and numerous
          added pages (ca. 500 pp.)

     F462 Pages 1-140
     F463 Pages 141-260
     F464 Pages 261-320
     F465 Pages 321-378

          Typescript, [1993-1994]
          Bears autograph revisions, inserts, and deleted pages, plus letters from Jay Rogoff
          and Henri Cole regarding the manuscript.

     F466 Preliminary pages, pages 1-140, and letters
     F467 Pages 141-242 and deleted pages


          "O the Play of the Piper's Tune: a Romance," 1997-1998
           Eventually titled "The Pig Did It."  See also Series I.3 for a screenplay based on this novel.

          Early typescript draft, [1997-1998]
          Bears extensive autograph revisions, additions, and deletions.  The page
          numbering varies throughout.

     F468 Pages 1-113
     F469 Pages 189-218

          Typescript draft, [1998]
          Bears autograph revisions and deletions.

     F470 Preliminary pages, pages 1-125
     F471 Pages 126-end

     F472A Autograph notes and correspondence, [1997-1998]
           Pages of notes, ideas, dialogue, a drawing, typescript pages of rewrites, notes by
           Bob Cohan, and a letter from Don Ettlinger regarding the play.

     F472B  Rewrites for "The Pig Did It," [1998]
            Typescript and typescript (photocopy) pp with extensive autograph revisions.


	      "The Cockeyed Kite," n.d.

     F472C Draft toward a novel based on Caldwell's play, "The Cockeyed Kite," n.d.
	   Typescript, 12 pp., with extensive autograph revisions and inserts.


	      [Untitled novel], n.d.

     F472D   Draft of untitled novel, n.d.
	     Typescript, 12 pp. draft which bears extensive autograph revisions.
	     The title page bears Caldwell's autograph note, "Foray into a novel I've
	     decided not to write. J.C."

5         Series I.  Writing by Joseph Caldwell (cont'd)

          Series I.2.  Plays, 1938-1989
               Arranged chronologically, with the undated titles arranged alphabetically
               following the dated material.  For material related to Jack Fallon, Fare
               Thee Well see F130-138.

          "Let There Be God," 1951 Sep
5     F87  Typescript with autograph corrections.


          "The Bridge," 1954-1956
          Caldwell's first full length play, produced in 1956 by the University Theatre
          Program of Yale School of Drama.  The play won an Arts of the Theatre
          Foundation Art and a John Golden Fellowship at Yale.  For six pages of dialogue
          from the play, see the notebook in F98.  See also the notes for this play in the
          class notebooks in F438 and F444.  "The Bridge" was later produced as a one-hour drama for NBC.

     F88  First draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript with extensive autograph revisions, pages of rewrites, and the working
          title, "The Broken Bridge."

     F89  Early draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript with extensive autograph revisions, pages of rewrites, and the working
          title, "The Broken Bridge."

     F90  "First draft," [n.d.]
          Labeled "first draft," this typescript bears the title "The Bridge" and reflects
          revisions made to the drafts in F88-89.  The typescript bears autograph revisions
          and includes pages of rewrites at the end.

     F91  Draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript with a few autograph corrections, with binder.

     F92  Draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript (carbon) with a binder, labeled "copyright 1954."

     F93  Arts of the Theatre Foundation Award, 1955 October 12
          Letter and clippings announcing this award for "The Bridge."

     F94  Yale School of Drama, University Theatre contract and program, 1956
	      Producing contract and Two programs for the December 13-18, 1956 
          production of "The Bridge."

     F95  Letters and telegrams, 1956
          Congratulations and best wishes for the Yale production from friends and family,
          including Frank McMullan, Cass Stevens, Frank Nash, Edward Breen, James
          Herlihy, Gil Parker, Helen Brazinski, Lehmann-Haupt, Mrs. Woolsey Scranton
          Conover (Anne).

     F96  Reviews, 1956 Dec
          Clippings and photocopies of reviews of the Yale production.


          "Song for the First Act," 1956 and [n.d.]
     F97A	Typescript with autograph revisions, with binder, 1956 Oct 29
     F97B	Typescript (carbon), n.d.


          "Clay for the Statues of Saints," 1957-1959
               Produced by the Yale School of Drama in 1957.

     F98  Notebook, [1956-1957]
          Notebook containing autograph notes outlining scenes, describing characters, and
          recording themes and ideas for "Clay for the Statues of Saints."  Also includes six
          pages of dialogue for "The Bridge."

     F99  Early draft pages, [1957]
     -100 Typescript with extensive autograph revisions of draft sections of "Clay for the
          Statues of Saints," plus pages of rewrites.

     F101 Early draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript with extensive autograph revisions.

     F102 "A First Draft," [n.d.]
          Typescript with autograph revisions, plus added pages of rewrites and autograph
          notes.

     F103 Draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript with extensive autograph revisions, added pages of rewrites, and
          autograph notes.  The title page bears the note: "property of Harold Stone."

     F104 Draft, [n.d.]
          Mimeographed typescript, with some pages of typescript carbon added.

5         Series I.  Writing by Joseph Caldwell (cont'd)
          Series I.2.  Plays, (cont'd)
          "Clay for the Statues of Saints" (cont'd)

     F105 Mimeograph version, [n.d.]
          Mimeographed typescript in a Hart Stenographic Bureau binder, with a William
          Morris Agency label.  Includes some pages of typescript rewrites and autograph
          revisions.

     F106A "Panel version," 1938 Oct
          Typescript in binder bearing a William Morris Agency, Inc. label.  Title page
          bears the note: "panel version Oct. 1958."  Also includes a contract between
          Caldwell and the William Morris Agency for the distribution of "Clay for the
          Statues of Saints."  This version varies from the version in F105.

     F106B "Curtis Brown, Ltd." copy, n.d.
           Typescript with a few autograph corrections in a blue binder.
           Title page bears stamp "Curtis Brown, Ltd." and bears the signature of
           Pamela Jones


          Cockeyed Kite, 1959-1980
          Produced by the Actors' Playhouse (New York) in September of 1961, the play
          had several early titles, including "Gods Stand Up for Bastards," "The Death of
          the Dark Angel," and "Seen From a Cockeyed Kite."  Cockeyed Kite was
          published by Pine Orchard Press in 1961 and produced in 1980 at Three Muses
          Theatre in New York.
	      See also Series I.1 for the initial, later abandoned, draft of novel based on 
	      this play. (F472C)

     F107 "Early (First?) Draft," [n.d.]
          Typescript with autograph revisions, added pages of rewrites, autograph notes,
          and discarded pages.  Bears the title "Gods Stand Up For Bastards."

     F108 Second draft, [n.d.]
          Typescript with autograph revisions and notes, bearing a crossed-out title "The
          Death of the Dark Angel."

     F109 Rehearsal copy, [1961]-1980
          Mimeographed typescript with autograph revisions and deletions, plus a few
          added typescript pages of rewrites.  Includes a copy of Playgram for the Actors'
          Playhouse production of Cockeyed Kite in September 1961.  Also programs and flyers
for the 1980 production at Three Muses Theatre in New York. 6 F110 "Playing edition," 1961 Sep 20 Mimeographed typescript with autograph revisions, with numerous added pages of rewrites and five pages of autograph notes. Also includes a letter from John Gassner and a reader, both critiquing Cockeyed Kite. F111 Letters and telegrams, 1961 Sep Letters and telegrams offering congratulations and best wishes for Cockeyed Kite, including letters from Liam Dunn, Joseph Hardy, Joseph Guzzetti, Jr., Hal Stone, Ray Towbis, Francine Forest, Chris Mahan, John Gassner, Frank Butler, Neil Van Horn, Bill Strauss, Dick Merrell, Gordon Eis, Carol Dye, Charlie Scupine, Rea Warg, Howard Lindsay, Russell Crouse, George Mallonee, Frank Nash, Gloria Goldsmith, John Coblenz, Luigi Ticariello, Marcia Morris, Van der Veer Varner, Gina Petrushka, J. Newton White, and Tony Ahearn. F112A Contract with Stephen Gottlieb, 1962 Jul 29 Contract for publication of the play. F112B Reviews, 1961 Sep Clippings and photocopies. "The Birth of Tobey," [1950s] F113 Two typescript drafts with autograph revisions of this unpublished and unperformed play. "A Trip to Czardis," [1950s] F114 Typescript and autograph pages of draft with extensive autograph revisions. Untitled play, [1950s] F115 Ten pages of typescript dialogue with characters named Moon, Gypsy, Monica, Ring, Sophie, and Gert. "The Downtown Holy Lady," 1964-1972 Produced by the Village Presbyterian Church at the Greenwich Mews Theatre in October, 1972. F116 Early drafts of sections and notes, [n.d.] Typescript and autograph pages of drafts of portions of the play, with pages of notes and rewrites, as well as false starts. There are about 175 pages, which are not in consecutive order. Includes a letter from Frank McMullan commenting on the play. F117 Early draft sections, [1960s] Typescript and carbon pages with autograph revisions. F118A "First draft," 1964-1972 Typescript with autograph revisions (dated July 31, 1964), plus a photocopy of a review of the 1972 production at Greenwich Mews Theatre. F118B "Disowned draft!!," [n.d.] Typescript with a few autograph corrections. Caldwell has written on the title page: “Disowned Draft!!” 6 Series I. Writing by Joseph Caldwell (cont'd) Series I.2. Plays, (cont'd) "The Rocker," 1967 Feb 22 F119 Two drafts (typescript and carbon) which bear autograph revisions of this brief play (7 pages). An autograph note on the binder states: "This play ended my writer's block - Washington's Birthday, 1967." "St. George's House on the Vicolo San Giorgio," 1979 F120A Two typescript drafts of this children's play written for a Christmas Party at the American Academy in Rome in 1979. The second draft includes an Italian translation of each line. "Tell Me It's Going to Be Wonderful," 1982 F120B Printed copy of a play about teenage sexuality and pregnancy, written by Caldwell for Plays for Living, a division of Family Service Association of America. "The Passion of Bluebeard according to Joan of Arc," [1989] Sometimes titled "Gingerbeard." F121A Draft scenes, [n.d.] Autograph and typescript pages of scenes for the play, bearing extensive autograph revisions and pages of rewrites. Pages are not in consecutive order. F121B Draft scenes, [n.d.] Autograph, typescript, and mimeographed typescript pages of drafts, which bear extensive revisions and are not in consecutive order. F122A "Gingerbeard - Last (?) Draft," 1989 and [n.d.] Typescript and photocopied pages of a possible final draft, as well as pages of rewrites by Richard Gedney. Also includes a flyer and synopsis of the play for a reading in 1989. F122B "Outs" from last rewrite of Bluebeard, [1987-1989] Typescript pages, a page of notes, and two letters from Tom Caldwell regarding the play. F122C "A Reading of The Passion of Bluebeard According to Joan of Arc," [n.d.] Flyer. "Fairy Tale Script #1," [n.d.] F123 Typescript drafts, which bear extensive autograph revisions, for an unpublished fairy tale play. "The First Christmas Party," [n.d.] F124 Typescript draft, with autograph revisions, for an unpublished play, which bears Caldwell's autograph note: "For Rosebud and the Children." "The Juggler," [n.d.] F125 First draft, [n.d.] Autograph and typescript draft pages with numerous added pages of rewrites and autograph pages of notes. F126A Draft sections, [n.d.] Typescript and typescript (carbon) draft pages, with extensive autograph revisions, not in consecutive order. F126B Typescript draft with extensive autograph revisions, [n.d.] F127A "Earlier draft," [n.d.] Typescript with a few autograph corrections. F127B Typescript draft with autograph revisions, [n.d.] "Rosemary, For Remembrance," [n.d.] F128 Clean copy of a typescript (carbon) draft of the unpublished one-act play. 7 Series I.3. Television play scripts and screenplays 1953-1960 "The Last Lamp of Prometheus," 1953-1954 F129 Typescript with a few autograph revisions, bearing the labels of the Music Corporation of American Agency. Includes a binder bearing Caldwell's autograph note: "written about 1953-1954?? (ugh!!)." "Giant Killer," 1956 Caldwell's first play sold to television, televised on NBC's Matinee Theatre (1956 Mar 29). Variously titled "The Giant Killer of Kapus's Corner," "Jack Fallon, Fare Thee Well," "The King and the Queen of Glory,"and "Book of Knowledge." F130 "The Giant Killer of Kapus's Corner," [n.d.] Typescript draft with extensive autograph revisions. F131 "The Giant Killer of Kapus's Corner," [n.d.] Typescript draft with extensive autograph revisions. F132 "The Giant Killer of Kapus's Corner," [n.d.] Typescript draft with autograph revisions and binder. F133 "The Giant Killer of Kapus's Corner," [1956] Feb 13 Typescript draft, bearing autograph revisions and camera directions, with binder labeled MCA Agency. F134 "Giant Killer," [n.d.] Typescript draft, with autograph revisions and notes, plus some pages removed. F135 "The Giant Killer of Kapus's Corner," [n.d.] Typescript (carbon) draft, clean copy. F136 Letter and contract, 1956 Caldwell's contract with NBC for "Giant Killer" (1956 Jan 19) and a letter from George and Anne Smith regarding the play. F137 "Book of Knowledge," [n.d.] Typescript and typescript (carbon) drafts, with revisions. Includes Caldwell's autograph note: "Same material as TV play, Giant Killer." F138 "Jack Fallon, Fare Thee Well," [n.d.] Typescript with autograph revisions and prior title, "Book of Knowledge," deleted. This play was produced by the Joseph Jefferson Theatre Company in New York. Also includes pages of revisions and two letters from Caldwell. "The Magic Fishing Wishing Well," [1960?] F139A Typescript of audition material for Captain Kangaroo. "Clubber," [n.d.] F139B Typescript drafts of scenes for a television play titled "Clubber." Bears extensive autograph revisions. F140A Typescript with extensive autograph revisions and deletions, [n.d.] About 110 pp. F140B Typescript with autograph corrections, [n.d.] 111 pp. 7 Series I.4. Stories, essays, and speeches, 1945-1997 Because many of these items are undated or are designated "1950s," arrangement is alphabetical by title, followed by the untitled pieces, which are alphabetically by the first word. See also F26 a copy of the story, "The Nightgown," which became The Deer at the River. F141A "As Joseph was A-walking," [n.d.] Typescript with autograph revisions. F141B "La Boheme," [1950s] Typescript draft with autograph revisions. F141C "Bobolinks," [n.d.] Typescript of this unpublished story, bearing a few autograph corrections. F142A "Bury That Book," [2000-2001] Six typescript drafts with extensive revisions of a piece reflecting Caldwell's
experience with book publishers. Includes copies of Caldwell's letters to Wendy Weil and an editor at Sarabande Books. F142B "The Cat of Hearts," 1952 Jul Three typescript drafts with autograph revisions. F143 "Christmas Present," [1950s] Five typescript drafts with autograph revisions, with one draft titled "Forever Christmas Present." For the play "Clay" see F150A "Raymond" F144A "Elegy for a Small Street," [n.d.] Autograph, typescript, and typescript (carbon) drafts of this elegy to Hague Street (Caldwell's home), with extensive autograph revisions. F144B "Enter Horatio Alger," 1948 Autograph manuscript written after Caldwell's first visit to New York City. F145A "Essay on an Autumn Evening," 1950 Fall Two-page typescript essay with Caldwell's autograph note on page two: "This is the first writing I did in New York, fall, 1950. JC." F145B "The Firetender," [n.d.] Two typescript drafts of this unpublished story, bearing autograph revisions. F146A Harvey Milk synopsis and program notes, 1997 Autograph and typescript drafts, and a letter regarding the publication of Caldwell's material for this opera. F146B "Jerry's Last Birthday," 2000 Oct Two drafts of a story printed in the October 2000 issue of Guideposts. Also includes a printed copy and letters from the editor. F146C "Marcia," 1968 Sep 13 Typescript draft with autograph revisions. F147A "The Move From McKinley," [n.d.] Three typescript or typescript (carbon) drafts, which bear autograph revisions. F147B "Never a Stranger," 1997 Jul Typescript with extensive revisions of a story published by Guideposts, with a letter from the publisher. F148A "Our Living Constitution," 1945 Typescript draft of a speech. F148B "Ozymandias All Over Again," [1960s]-1973 Four typescript drafts of this unpublished story, bearing autograph revisions. Also titled "Ozymandias Restored." Series I. Writing by Joseph Caldwell (cont'd) Series I.4. Stories, essays, and speeches (cont'd) F149A "A Pilgrim in Zion," 1966 Typescript which bears a few autograph revisions, plus a letter from Claire S. Degener. F149B "Poems," [1930s or 1940s] Autograph collection of children's poems. F150A "Raymond," [n.d.] Ten typescript or typescript (carbon) drafts of this unpublished story, some bearing extensive autograph revisions. F150B "The Rest of the Story of Agnes Ogilvie," 1952 Oct Four typescript drafts, which bear autograph revisions. F151A "The Rock," [1995-1997] Typescript drafts, bearing extensive autograph revisions, of a story published in Joyful Noise, plus a letter from the editor, Rick Moody, and pages of autograph revisions. F151B "Rudy and the Angel," [n.d.] Three typescripts with extensive autograph revisions which bear the subtitle: "An
Unabashable Polemic with an Unashamed Agenda" and the crossed out title: "Cathrael and George and Rudolph." Also crossed out is the note: "Abandoned???" F151C "Sing a Song of Silence," [1950s] Three typescript drafts, with extensive autograph revisions. F152 "Smithfield," [n.d.] Four typescript drafts, with extensive autograph revisions on the first draft. F153 "Sweet Steven," [n.d.] Numerous typescript drafts and pages of rewrites (most bearing extensive autograph revisions) for this unpublished story. Also titled "The Mature Steven." F154A "The Tidings Brought to Sister Imelda," 1972 Dec 25 Two typescript draft, bearing extensive autograph revisions, of an unpublished story. F154B "To Be No Longer Burdened by the Brooklyn Bridge," [1970s] Nine typescript drafts of an unpublished story regarding the Brooklyn Bridge and Hague Street. The drafts bear extensive autograph revisions and bear other titles, such as "An Honored Grave" and "Spring Comes to Hague Street." F155A Trophies Captured from the Underworld: Painting by Antonio Acosta, [1990s] Typescript draft of Caldwell's text for this exhibition catalog, plus a copy of the catalog. F155B Untitled, [1950s] Typescript draft bearing extensive autograph revisions of an untitled story beginning: "Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia." F156 Untitled, [1950s] Two typescript drafts of sections of a story with characters named Andy, Teresa, Ora, and Colby, bearing extensive autograph revisions. One of the drafts begins: "Andy was afraid that Teresa didn't love him..." F157 Untitled, [1950s] Two-page typescript beginning: "It was some experience, let me tell you." F158 Untitled, [1960s] Typescript with some autograph revisions beginning: "It was the perfect New York day..." F159 Untitled, [1950s] Two typescript drafts of sections of a story, with characters named the Parnells and Ferguses, one of which begins: "The Parnells and the Ferguses were natural enemies because they were so much alike..." F160 Untitled, [1950s] Typescript draft of a story beginning: "Paul, in the full ignorance of his seventeenth year, decided he would kill his father." F161 Untitled, [1950s] Typescript draft, with autograph revisions, beginning: "We eat lunch in the lifeboat in ten minutes."

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