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THE RAYMOND CARVER PAPERS:
GUIDE AND INVENTORY
SPEC.CMS.12




Overview of the Collection:

Repository:Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Identification:Spec.cms.12
Creator:Raymond Carver
Title:The Raymond Carver Papers
Dates:1975-1984
Quantity:5.6 linear ft
Description:Includes literary manuscripts, personal and business correspondence. Correspondents include: Ann Beattie, Frederick Busch, Hayden Carruth, Nicholas Delbanco, John Gardner, Richard Ford, Barry Hannah, Donald Hall, James Laughlin, Geoffrey Wolff, Tobias Wolff, Jay McInerney





Box and Folder Listing:

Box I

Folder Numbers #1-29

  1. Early draft of The Bridle - Ts.
  2. Magazines - Ts. I. An early draft of The Bridle.
  3. Magazines - Ts. II. An early draft of The Bridle.
  4. Eskimos - Ts. I. An early draft of The Bridle.
  5. Eskimos - Ts. II. An early draft of The Bridle.
  6. The whole picture - Ts. An early draft of The Bridle.
  7. The Bridle - 3 Ts. Incomplete...all missing pg. 1.
  8. The Bridle - 2 photocopies of proofs.
  9. The Cabin - Ts.
  10. Call If You Need Me - Ts.
  11. The Calm - Ts.
  12. Careful - Ts.
  13. Cathedral - Ts.
  14. Cathedral - photocopies of prelim. pp.
  15. Chef’s House - 5 Tss. & 2 Mss. 1.
  16. Chef’s House - 3 Tss.
  17. Chef’s House - photocopy of proofs.
  18. The Compartment - 3 Tss.
  19. The Compartment - 3 Tss. photocopies.
  20. The Compartment - Ts. & photocopy.
  21. Death of Tolstoy - Ms.
  22. Distance - Ts.
  23. Drinking’s funny - Ts. & Ms. 1. Incomplete.
  24. Dummy - Ts.
  25. The Map - Ts. & 5 Ms. 1. An early draft of Feathers.
  26. What’s Left - Ts. An early draft of Feathers.
  27. stages - 3 Tss. An early draft of Feathers.
  28. Feathers - 2 Tss.
  29. Feathers - Ts. Photocopy of edited draft.



Box II

Folder Numbers #30-48

  1. Fever - Ts. I.
  2. Fever - Ts. II
  3. Fever - Ts. III. photocopy.
  4. Fever - Ts. IV. Photocopy.
  5. Fires - Prelims., essays, poems. photocopy.
    (34a) Fires - corrected Antaeus proofs, i.e. “T.S. for book publication
  6. Fires - Short stories. Ts. & photocopy.
  7. Fires — photocopy of proofs.
  8. Fires — Final proofs. Author’s set.
  9. Friendship = 1 Ms. draft. 6 Tss.
  10. From the Augustine Notebooks = Ts.
  11. Gazebo - Ts. I & II. -photocopies.
  12. Gazebo - Ts. III.
  13. Gazebo - Galleys for the Mo. Review. Incomplete & 1 Ms. 1.
  14. Harry’s Death - Notes. Holog.
  15. Harry’s Death - Ts. I.
  16. Harry’s Death - Ts. II.
  17. Want to See Something - 3 Tss. early draft of I Could See...
  18. If it Please You - Tss.
  19. Intimacy - 1 Ms. & 10 Tss.



Box III

Folder Numbers #49-77

  1. Late in the summer... - Ts.
  2. The Lie - Ts.
  3. A Little Sleep Before Morning, With Bad Dreams - 2 Tss. & 3 Ms. 1.
  4. A Little sturgeon - Ts. & ms.
  5. The Needle Story - 10 Ms. I & 7 Ts. 1.
  6. On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner - draft of Introduction 2 Ts.
  7. On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner - draft of Introduction 3 Ts.
  8. On Writing - Ts.
  9. One More Thing - 1 Ts. & 2 photocopies.
  10. The Pheasant - Ts. & 3 1.
  11. Preservation - Ts. I.
  12. Preservation - 2 Tss. II & III.
  13. Pie - Ts. I. photocopy. Early draft of A Serious Talk.
  14. A Serious Talk - 3 Tss. Photocopies.
  15. A Serious Talk - 2 Tss. Photocopies.
    (63a) A Serious Talk – galley proofs from Missouri Review + “Want to see something.”
  16. A Small Good Thing - Ts.
  17. A Small Good Thing - Ts.
  18. A Small Good Thing - Ts. 2.
  19. So Much Water So Close to Home - Ts.
  20. The Train - 3 Tss. Photocopies.
  21. The Train - Ms. & Ts. 1.
  22. The Train - Ts. photocopy.
  23. The Train - 3 Ts. drafts.
  24. What Would You Like to See - Ts. & 1 Ms. 1.
  25. What You Want - Ts. photocopy. Early draft of Vitamins.
  26. Vitamins — Ts. & photocopy of later draft.
    (74a) Vitamins – Esquire gallery proofs
  27. Waitress —— Ms. & notes.
  28. The Landlord — Ts. Early draft of Where I’m Calling From.
  29. Where I’m Calling From —— 2 Tss. Photocopies.



Box IV

Folder Numbers #78-92

  1. Where I’m Calling From — Ts. & photocopy—setting copy.
  2. Where I’m Calling From — 2 photocopies of The New Yorker proofs.
  3. Where is Everyone — Ts. Photocopy.
  4. Auction — Ms. Early draft of Preservation
  5. Why Don’t You Dance? — 2 Tss. Photocopies.
  6. Proposed Anthology (?)- Photocopies.
  7. Intro, to The Best American Short Stories - Ms. I & 2 Ts. 1.
  8. Intro, to The Best American Short Stories - 8 Tss. Drafts.
  9. Intro. to The Best American Short Stories - Ms.
  10. Intro. to The Best American Short Stories - 8 Tss.
  11. Where He Was... - Ms. notes, Ms. draft, 6 Ts. drafts.
  12. Untitled Hemingway Article - Misc. Ms. & Ts. 1.
  13. Untitled Hemingway Article - 5 Tss.
  14. Occasions - 5 Tss. Personal essay.
  15. Paris Review Interview - 5 Ts. Drafts & mics. Ts. 1.



Box V

Folder Numbers #93-97

  1. Poetry — (A — C).
  2. Poetry - (D — H).
  3. Poetry - (I — Li).
  4. Poetry - (Lj — M).
  5. Poetry - (N — Q).



Box VI

Folder Numbers #98-116

  1. Poetry - (R — T).
  2. Poetry - (U — Z).
  3. Misc. 1. from poems.
  4. Poems from Fires.
  5. Poems from Grand Street (?) - Photocopies.
  6. Poems from Paris Review (?) - Photocopies.
  7. Poems from Tendril (?) - Photocopies.
  8. Poem from NY Times Magazine - Photocopy.
    (105a) Where Water Comes Together With Other Water – ALS – (Babcock), 3 Ms. PP – TS with Author corrections
  9. Where Water Comes Together With Other Water - Ts.
  10. Where Water Comes Together With Other Water - Photocopy.
  11. I Never Shop Alone - Ms. Early draft of Can I Get You...
  12. Can I Get You Anything? — Ts. I.
  13. Can I Get You Anything? - Ts. II.
  14. Can I Get You Anything? - Ts. III.
  15. Carnations - Ts. & program.
  16. The Favor - Ts. I.
  17. The Favor - Ts. II.
  18. The Nearness of You - Ts.
  19. Play - Ts.



Box VII

Folder Numbers #117-140

  1. Review of Balancing Acts by Lynne Sharon Schwartz.
  2. Review of Bluebird Mornings, Storm Warnings.., by Wm. Kittredge.
  3. Review of A Game Men Play by Vance Bourjaily.
  4. Review of Great Days by Donald Barthelme.
  5. Review of Hardcastle by John Yount – Ts. & photocopy.
  6. Review of Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison - Ts.
  7. Review of Selected Letters by Sherwood Anderson - Ms. & Ts.
  8. Review of A Man and His Fish... by William Humphrey - Ts.
  9. Review of An Outside chance by Thomas McGuane - Ts.
  10. Review of The Tokyo—Montana Express by Richard Brautigan — Ts.
  11. Review of The Ultimate Good Luck by Richard Ford Ts.
    (127a) Reviews of “I could see the smallest things.” Based on Carver’s What we Talk about…
  12. The Arab question - Ms. sketch.
  13. Brothers - Ms. sketch.
  14. Father’s Remedy — Ms. sketch.
  15. Going to Paris - Ms. sketch.
  16. Herb’s Story - Ms. sketch.
  17. Jake and the Step-Children — Ms. sketch.
  18. Persecution - Ms. sketch.
  19. Miscellaneous sketches - I. Mss. & •Tss.
  20. Miscellaneous sketches - II. Mss. & Tss.
  21. Homes Movies - Ms. notes.
  22. Drinking stories notes. - Ms.
  23. Miscellaneous notes - Ms.
  24. Notebook of Miscellaneous.



Box VIII

Folder Numbers #141-150

  1. Reviews of Carver’s books - Photocopies, clippings, etc.
  2. Clippings, etc. about Carver.
  3. College notebook.
  4. Miscellaneous.
  5. Business Correspondence: A
  6. Business Correspondence: B
  7. Business Correspondence: C
  8. Business Correspondence: Cimino, Michael (1982 — 1984)
  9. Business Correspondence: D — F
  10. Business Correspondence: Fisketjon, Gary (1978 1982)



Box IX

Folder Numbers #151-157

  1. Business Correspondence: G
  2. Business Correspondence: H
  3. Business Correspondence: I-J
  4. Business Correspondence: K-L
  5. Business Correspondence: Lish, Gordon (1977 — 1984
  6. Business Correspondence: M
  7. Business Correspondence: N-O



Box X

Folder Numbers #158-163

  1. Business Correspondence: P
  2. Business Correspondence: Q-R
  3. Business Correspondence: S
    (160a) Sipper, Ralph (1983-1988)
  4. Business Correspondence: T-Z
  5. Business Correspondence: Young, Noel (1977 — 1982)
  6. Business Correspondence: Young, Noel (1982 — 1984)



Box XI

Folder Numbers #164-171

  1. Personal Correspondence: Unidentified
  2. Personal Correspondence: A-Be
  3. Personal Correspondence: Bf-Bz
  4. Personal Correspondence: C
  5. Personal Correspondence: D-Di
  6. Personal Correspondence: Dn-E
  7. Personal Correspondence: F-G
  8. Personal Correspondence: Ford, Richard (1976 — 1985)



Box XII

Folder Numbers #172-177

  1. Personal Correspondence: H
  2. Personal Correspondence: Hail, Donald (1980 – 1984)
  3. Personal Correspondence: Houston, James (1977 – 1984)
  4. Personal Correspondence: I-K
  5. Personal Correspondence: Kinder, Charles (1978 – 1984)
  6. Personal Correspondence: L



Box XIII

Folder Numbers #178-185

  1. Personal Correspondence: M – Mc
  2. Personal Correspondence: Md-Mz
  3. Personal Correspondence: N-P
  4. Personal Correspondence: Q-R
  5. Personal Correspondence: S-T
  6. Personal Correspondence: U-V
  7. Personal Correspondence: W
  8. Personal Correspondence: X-Z



Box XIV

Folder Numbers #186-196

  1. Cathedral — Uncorrect. proofs from The Atlantic Monthly.
  2. Gone Fishing/or Closing In — Ms.
  3. Increase — Ms.
  4. Waitress — Ms.
  5. Bingo - Ms. notes & sketches.
  6. Poetry — (A — L).
  7. Poetry — (M — Z).
  8. The Disfigurement — Ts. play. Early draft of Can I Get You...
  9. Interview — Galleys from The Paris Review. Photocopies.
  10. Miscellaneous notes and sketches.
  11. Miscellaneous contracts & check stubs (1975 - 1984).



Box XV

Folder Numbers #197-206

  1. Family Correspondence - Raymond Carver to Christine Carver (1981-1985)
  2. Family Correspondence - Raymond Carver to Christine Carver (1986)
  3. Family Correspondence - Raymond Carver to Christine Carver (1987-1988)
  4. Family Correspondence - Raymond Carver to Ella Carver (1978-1988) date? on two items
  5. Family Correspondence - Raymond Carver to James Carver (1982-1988) date? on four items
  6. Family Correspondence - Vance Carver to Raymond Carver (1978)
  7. Family Correspondence - Tess Gallagher to Ella Carver (1988-1991) date ? on one item
  8. Family photographs (39)
  9. Report cards for grade 1(1944/45) & 12 (1956); letter from Palmer Institute of Authorship (1956)
  10. Raymond Carver’s birth certificate


Page last revised: 01/18/08

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