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Alfred S. Shivers Research Collection on Jessamyn West, 1919-1978

By Pam Palmer, 1981

Collection Overview

Title: Alfred S. Shivers Research Collection on Jessamyn West, 1919-1978

ID: A/74

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Abstract

Correspondence, notes, and clippings pertaining to the life and works of Jessamyn West, poet, novelist and short story writer. Copies of many of her works are included. Materials collected by Dr. Shivers, SFASU English Professor, in preparation for writing his critical biography, Jessamyn West (1972).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of correspondence to, from, and about Jessamyn West; galley proofs of two major works; a photocopy of West's writing note book and her mother's notebook and letter ; photocopy and printed copies of poems, short stories, and articles by West; biographical and genealogical materials on West; biographical materials on Shivers; and a letter from Richard M. Nixon to Dr. Shivers.

Administrative Information

Related Materials: Shivers, Alfred S. Jessamyn West. New York: Twayne, 1972. ETRC PS3545.E8315 Z88


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1: Correspondence, 1956-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Shivers' Record of West Correspondence, 1978Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 2: West to Richard M. Nixon and Mr. Mock, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
1 carbon copy, 2 items.
Folder 3: West to Nixon and Mock, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Photocopies, 2 items.
Folder 4: West to Shivers, 1965Add to your cart.
A.L.S. with envelopes, 3 items.
Folder 5: West to Shivers, Photocopies, 1965Add to your cart.
3 items.
Folder 6: West to Shivers, January-February 1966Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 4 items.
Folder 7: West to Shivers, Photocopies, January-February 1966Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 8: West to Shivers, March-September 1966Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 5 items.
Folder 9: West to Shivers, Photocopies, March-September 1966Add to your cart.
5 items.
Folder 10: West to Shivers, October-December 1966Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 4 items.
Folder 11: West to Shivers, Photocopies, October-December 1966Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 12: West to Shivers, January-March 1967Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 4 items.
Folder 13: West to Shivers, Photocopies, January-March 1967Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 14: West to Shivers, April-May 1967Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 2 items.
Folder 15: West to Shivers, Photocopies, April-May 1967Add to your cart.
2 items.
Folder 16: West to Shivers and Helen Ochs, May-August 1967Add to your cart.
A.L.S. and T.L.S., 1 carbon-copy, 6 items.
Folder 17: West to Shivers and Ochs, Photocopies, May-August 1967Add to your cart.
6 items.
Folder 18: West to Shivers, September-December 1967Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 4 items.
Folder 19: West to Shivers, Photocopies, September-December 1967Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 20: West to Shivers, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 6 items.
Box 2: Correspondence, 1938-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 1: West to Shivers, January-August 1970Add to your cart.
A.L.S. and photocopy enclosure of Eunice Canty to West, 6 items.
Folder 2: West to Shivers, September-December 1970Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 3 items.
Folder 3: West to Shivers, Clippings and Photocopies, 1970Add to your cart.
Includes a composite biography and german reviews, A.L.S., 25 items.
Folder 4: West to Shivers, Mrs. Samis, David Howard, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
A.L.S., Photocopies of 2 letter to Howard, 8 items.
Folder 5: West to Shivers, 1973- July 1975Add to your cart.
A.L.S., includes 1 newspaper clipping, 6 items.
Folder 6: West to Shivers, August 1975-1978Add to your cart.
A.L.S., 5 items.
Folder 7: Personal Letters to West, 1970-January 1971Add to your cart.
A.L.S. and T.L.S., 1 photograph, photocopy of Margaret Terrieu letter, printed review, 7 items.
Folder 8: Personal Letters to West, February-March 1967Add to your cart.
A.L.S. and T.L.S., 1 photograph, 8 items.
Folder 9: Correspondence from Editors to West, 1938-1966Add to your cart.
Photocopies, 12 items.
Folder 10: Shivers to West, 1965-March 1937Add to your cart.
Carbons and Photocopies, 13 items.
Folder 11: Shivers to West, April 1967-1970Add to your cart.
Carbons and Photocopies, 11 items.
Folder 12: Shivers to West, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Photocopies of items in folders 10 and 11, 18 items.
Folder 13: William T. Boyce and Shivers, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
A.L.S., Carbon of Shivers to Boyce, typescript, 5 items.
Box 3: Correspondence, 1965-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Julian P. Muller (Harcourt, Brace-World Inc.) and Shivers, 1965-1968Add to your cart.
T.L.S., Carbon of Shivers to Muller, 9 items.
Folder 2: Richard M. Nixon to Shivers, 1965Add to your cart.
T.L.S., 1 item.
Folder 3: Helen Ochs to Shivers, 1967Add to your cart.
Reply to THE WITCH DIGGERS controversy, photocopy, 1 carbon-copy, and 1 newspaper clipping, 7 items.
Folder 4: University of Oregon and Alyce R. Sheetz to Shivers, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Reply to A Mirror for the Sky Production, T.L.S., 5 items.
Folder 5: Whittier College to Shivers, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Mostly letter from Whittier College President, Paul S. Smith, T.L.S., 6 items.
Folder 6: William T. Boyce Library to Shivers, 1966Add to your cart.
T.L.S., 19 photocopies, 1 printed, 22 items.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous to and from Shivers, 1965-January 1966Add to your cart.
T.L.S. and A.L.S., 3 carbon-copies, 9 items.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous to Shivers, February-April 1966Add to your cart.
T.L.S. and A.L.S., 6 items.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous to and from Shivers, May 1966Add to your cart.
T.L.S.,10 items.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous to Shivers, June-December 1966Add to your cart.
T.L.S., includes brochure from the Quaker Collection, Haverford College Library, 7 items.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous to and from Shivers, January-July 1967Add to your cart.
A.L.S. and T.L.S., 9 items.
Folder 12: Miscellaneous to and from Shivers, August-December 1967Add to your cart.
T.L.S., 2 carbon-copies, 8 items.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous to and from Shivers, 1968-1975Add to your cart.
A.L.S. and T.L.S., 2 newspaper clippings, 2 printed, 10 items.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous to and from Shivers, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
6 photocopies and 1 carbon copy of items in folders 11-13, 7 items.
Box 4: Short WorksAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Poems. [23 photocopy; 1 handwritten copy (Shivers')]. 24 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles [alphabetical by title], A - F. [2 printed, 1 photo copy.] 3 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles, G - M. [2 printed, 5 photocopy.] 7 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles, N - Z. [2 printed, 8 photocopy.] 10 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Short Stories, A - C. [1 printed, 8 photocopy.] 9 items.Add to your cart.
Box 5: Short WorksAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Short Stories, D - G. [Photocopy.] 8 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Short Stories, H - K. [Photocopy.] 7 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Short Stories, L. [Photocopy.] 11 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Short Stories, M - O. [1 corrected proofs, 6 photocopy.] 7 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Short Stories, P - R. [Photocopy.] 7 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Short Stories, S. [1 printed, 4 photocopy.] 5 itemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Short Stories, T. [1 printed, 4 photocopy.] 5 items.Add to your cart.
Box 6: Short Works and Long WorksAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Short Stories, U - Z. [1 printed, 3 photocopy.] 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: CRESS DELAHANTY. Reviews. [Photocopy.] 4 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: CRIMSON RAMBLERS OF THE WORLD, FAREWELL. Galley Proofs. 1 item.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: EXCEPT FOR ME AND THEE: THE FRIENDLY PERSUASION. Notes and Reviews. [4 photocopy, 4 clippings, 2 handwritten.] 10 itemAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: LEAFY RIVERS. 2 Reviews and Galley Proofs. [1 photocopy, 1 clipping, 1 printed.] 3 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: LOVE, DEATH AND THE LADIES' DRILL TEAM. Reviews and Notes from The New Yorker on revisions. [3 photocopy, 1 typed with handwritten additions.]Add to your cart.
Box 7: Long WorksAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: A MATTER OF TIME. Reviews and Notes. [4 photocopy, 3 printed, 1 handwritten.] 8 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: A MATTER OF TIME. Galley Proofs. 1 item.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A MIRROR FOR THE SKY. Production at University of Oregon. Publicity notices, newspaper articles, program. [20 photo copy, 1 printed.] 21 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: THE PISMIRE PLAN. [Photocopy.] 1 item.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: THE QUAKER READER: SOUTH OF THE ANGELS. Reviews, Notes, Student Themes. [2 clippings, 2 photocopy, 10 handwritten.] 14 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: THE WITCH DIGGERS. Reviews and Notes. [6 photocopy.] 8 items.Add to your cart.
Box 8: Biographical Materials and MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: West's Autobiographical Sketch; Essay; High School Yearbook Excerpts. [2 photocopy, 1 typescript carbon.] 3 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: West's Writing Notebook. [Photocopy.] 1 item.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: West Bibliography and Articles about her Work in General. [1 printed, 2 photocopy, 2 typescript.] 5 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Shivers' Notes and Writings on West. [5 photocopy, 16 hand written.] 21 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Information on Indiana. [1 letter, 7 printed.] 8 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Map of Orange Co., CA and Yorba Linda, CA Newspaper. [Printed.] 2 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: West Biographical Materials, 1928-1977. [8 photocopy, 11 printed.] 19 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Genealogical Materials. Notes by Shivers and West; Letter and Notebook of Grace Anna Milhous West [West's mother]. 6 photocopy, 1 typescript, 2 handwritten.]Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs of West and Buildings associated with her or her work. 11 items.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Biographical Materials on Alfred S. Shivers. 2 items.Add to your cart.