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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection


Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information


Container List

Series 1: The Ink Truck, 1954-2000, Undated

Series 2: Legs, 1926-1988, Undated

Series 3: Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, 1973, 1976-1978, 1985-1986, Undated

Series 4: Ironweed, 1970, 1978-1982, 2003, Undated

Series 5: O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels, 1953-2002, Undated

Series 6: Charlie Malarkey Books, 1975-1998, 2001, Undated

Series 7: The Cotton Club, 1983-1986, 1988-1989, 1993, 1997, Undated

Series 8: Ironweed (Film Version), 1981-1997, Undated

Series 9: Quinn's Book, 1981-1988, Undated

Series 10: Very Old Bones, 1983, 1988-1993, Undated

Series 11: Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, 1946-1999, Undated

Series 12: The Flaming Corsage, 1993-1997, 2001, Undated

Series 13: Roscoe, 1996-2000, Undated

Series 14: The Albany Cycle, 1976, 1996, 2001-2002

Series 15: Essays and Articles, 1963-1970, 1972, 1978-1998, 2002, Undated

Series 16: Correspondence, 1950, 1959-2003, Undated

Series 17: Investigative Journalism, 1957-1998, Undated

Series 18: Biographical, 1969, 1983-2003, Undated

Series 19: Trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with President Clinton, 1990, 1993-1996, 1998, Undated

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kennedy, William, 1928-
Title: William Kennedy Papers
Date: 1926-2003
Physical Characteristics: 41.2  cubic ft.
Abstract: The William Kennedy Papers document nearly a half century of research, writing, and publishing efforts of the internationally recognized, Pulitzer Prize winning author, playwright, essayist, journalist, script writer, professor, and champion of the arts. The collection consists of records related to all of Kennedy’s fiction and nonfiction books through 2002, including his "Albany Cycle" of novels, film scripts, essays, and newspaper articles from the Albany Times-Union. In addition, there is correspondence with other significant authors of American literature, biographical materials, and records documenting a trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with President Bill Clinton.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: English
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

William Kennedy, born 1928 in Albany, New York, is an award-winning author and journalist. He is best known for his “Albany Cycle” of eight published novels, one of which, Ironweed, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1984.

Following his childhood and primary and secondary schooling in Albany, Kennedy attended nearby Siena College where he earned a bachelor of arts degree and edited the school's newspaper. Kennedy then began his professional literary career as a journalist at a local newspaper, followed by a U.S. Army newspaper during military service in Europe, the Albany Times-Union, and later as the managing editor of the San Juan Star in 1959. After attending Saul Bellow's fiction writing workshop at the University of Puerto Rico, he left his editorial position to focus on a career as a writer and subsequently returned to Albany in 1963. Kennedy initially wrote feature articles part-time for the Albany Times-Union about slum conditions and integration in the city that garnered him a Pulitzer Prize nomination and were later the inspiration for his nonfiction work O Albany! (1983). While serving as the Times-Union film critic, he released his first novel The Ink Truck (1969).

Beginning in 1975 with his novel Legs, Kennedy introduced his “Albany Cycle” of fiction, books that center upon the state capital and frequently focus on the struggles of recurrent characters, most notably the extended Phelan family. To date he published seven additional novels in this series, most recently Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes (2011). Kennedy also co-authored two children’s books with his son Brendan Kennedy, Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine (1986), and Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose (1993). His first play, Grand View (1996) appeared at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. Kennedy released a second nonfiction book, Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, in 1993, a collection of essays, interviews, and human interest stories from the past 40 years.

Kennedy also garnered attention with his screenplay writing. He co-wrote The Cotton Club (1984) with the movie’s director Francis Ford Coppola. He penned the script for the film version of his novel Ironweed (1987).

In addition to his own writing career, Kennedy serves as a cultural and educational mentor to others in the field. Kennedy is the founder and executive director of the University at Albany-based New York State Writers Institute. He joined the University at Albany’s English Department in 1974, teaching creative writing and journalism as an instructor until 1982, and now serves as a professor. He also taught at Cornell University in 1982-1983 and was professor at the University of Oregon from 2001-2002.

Today Kennedy is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and serves on the board of directors of the New York State Council for the Humanities. In addition to his Pulitzer Prize, he also received many other awards and accolades including a National Book Critics Circle Award, a MacArthur Fellowship (Genius Award), part of which served to establish the Writers Institute, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Regents Medal of Excellence from the State University of New York.

Kennedy met and married his wife Dana Sosa while working in Puerto Rico, and the couple has three adult children.

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Scope and Content Information

The William Kennedy Papers document nearly a half century of research, writing, and publishing efforts of the internationally recognized, Pulitzer Prize winning author, playwright, essayist, journalist, script writer, professor, and champion of the arts. Born and raised in Albany, New York, Kennedy’s novels and nonfiction works frequently evoke a strong sense of place in the state capital, centering upon the city, its history, and its people during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Kennedy transferred his materials to the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives at the University at Albany through a series of acquisitions beginning in 2002. The collection features records related to all of Kennedy’s fiction and nonfiction books through 2002 as well as essays and newspaper articles from the Albany Times-Union. Well-known for embodying the heart of Albany in his work, Kennedy’s donations include extensive material from his “Albany Cycle” of novels, most prominently the Pulitzer Prize winning Ironweed (1984). However, his earlier works like Legs (1975) and more recent endeavors, such as The Flaming Corsage (1996) and Roscoe (2002) are also well represented. Kennedy also wrote two children’s books with his son, with related papers in the collection. All the files chronicle Kennedy’s meticulous research, writing, publishing, and promotion processes and feature proposals, numerous drafts with edits, rewrites, galleys, page proofs, correspondence, reviews, interviews, residual checks, and printed ephemera.

The Kennedy Papers also chart the transition of novels to film; Kennedy’s own Ironweed, filmed in the Albany area, which appeared on the big screen in 1987, and James Haskins’ The Cotton Club from 1984 for which Kennedy co-wrote the screen play with director Francis Ford Coppola. Relevant papers include working drafts, shooting scripts, looping and line scripts, production notes, call sheets, shooting schedules, and cast lists. In addition the collection has materials related to movie premieres, public relations efforts to market the films, and critics’ reviews.

Kennedy’s correspondence files demonstrate his significant role in late twentieth and early twenty-first century American literature and the arts and offer insights into relationships with other key figures in American literature. Letters detail his close friendships and associations with fellow authors, most notably mentor Saul Bellow and Hunter S. Thompson, as well as John Cheever, Frank McCourt, Joyce Carol Oates, and Philip Roth. The collection also features exchanges with journalists, poets and New York politicians, including Gay Talese, Andy Rooney, and former governor Mario Cuomo.

In addition to having a dedicated series for each of Kennedy's fiction and nonfiction books through 2002, both film scripts, children's books, and correspondence, the papers feature series devoted to related work and other endeavors. The collection holds Kennedy's professional and personal research, interviews, essays, and newspaper articles. In 1995 Kennedy accompanied President Clinton on a trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland as Clinton engaged in key peacemaking efforts. The collection includes background information briefings for the visit, correspondence, and news clips.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - The Ink Truck, 1954-2000, Undated
Series 2 - Legs, 1926-1988, Undated
Series 3 - Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, 1973, 1976-1978, 1985-1986, Undated
Series 4 - Ironweed, 1970, 1978-1982, 2003, Undated
Series 5 - O Albany!, 1953-2002, Undated
Series 6 - Charlie Malarkey Books, 1975-1998, 2001, Undated
Series 7 - The Cotton Club, 1983-1986, 1988-1989, 1993, 1997, Undated
Series 8 - Ironweed (Film Version), 1981-1997, Undated
Series 9 - Quinn's Book, 1981-1988, Undated
Series 10 - Very Old Bones, 1983, 1988-1993, Undated
Series 11 - Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, 1946-1999, Undated
Series 12 - The Flaming Corsage, 1993-1997, 2001, Undated
Series 13 - Roscoe, 1996-2000, Undated
Series 14 - The Albany Cycle, 1976, 1996, 2001-2002
Series 15 - Essays and Articles, 1963-1970 1972, 1978-1998, 2002, Undated
Series 16 - Correspondence, 1950, 1959-2003, Undated
Series 17 - Investigative Journalism, 1957-1998, Undated
Series 18 - Biographical, 1969, 1983-2003, Undated
Series 19 - Trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with President Clinton, 1990, 1993-1996, 1998, Undated

The materials are arranged chronologically for each series except for Series 5: O Albany!, Series 14: Essays and Series 16: Correspondence, which are arranged alphabetically by subject. Series dedicated to literary projects chart the development of each respective effort, generally with working and edited drafts and notes filed first, followed by final drafts, and then related correspondence, reviews, and publicity efforts also arranged by date.

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Subject Headings


Bellow, Saul
Cheever, John
Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Diamond, Legs, 1895 or 6-1931
Kennedy, William, 1928-
Kennedy, William, 1928- Interviews
Kennedy, William, 1928- Ironweed
Kennedy, William, 1928---Authorship
Kennedy, William, 1928---Film and video adaptations
McCourt, Frank
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Roth, Philip
Thompson, Hunter S.

Associated Titles

Billy Phelan's Greatest Game
Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine
Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose
Cotton Club (Motion picture : 1984)
Grand View
Ironweed (Motion picture)
O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels
Quinn's Book
Riding the Yellow Trolley Car
The Flaming Corsage
The Ink Truck
Very Old Bones


Pulitzer Prizes
American essays
American fiction


Albany (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Drafts (documents)
Galley proofs
Manuscripts for publication

Administrative Information

Alternative Formats Available

A photocopy of the original of the first draft of Legs in Series 2, box 1, folder 1 is available for review in the box for preservation reasons. The original is stored separately.

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, William Kennedy Papers, 1926-2003. M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Kennedy Papers).

Acquisition Information

All items in the William Kennedy Papers were acquired by the University at Albany Foundation and transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, between 2002 and 2005.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Jodi Boyle and Kali M.D. Roy
Date: Copyright 2010 by the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history:

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Materials authored by William Kennedy.


The Ink Truck, 1969
Legs, 1975
Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, 1978
Ironweed, 1983
Quinn's Book, 1988
Very Old Bones, 1992
The Flaming Corsage, 1996
Roscoe, 2002
Chango's Beads and Two-Toned Shoes, 2011


O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels, 1983
Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, 1993


Ironweed, 1987
The Cotton Club, co-authored with Francis Ford Coppola, 1984


Grand View, 1996

Children's Books Co-Authored with Brendan Kennedy

Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine, 1986
Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose, 1993

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Container List

nam_mss132-1 Series 1: The Ink Truck, 1954-2000, Undated - 2.1  cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
Contains materials about Kennedy's first novel The Ink Truck, initially published in 1969 and then re-issued in 1984 following his success with Ironweed and his receiving the MacArthur Foundation's Genius Award. The novel details the last days of an unsuccessful newspaper strike and is very loosely based on Kennedy's experiences during a newspaper strike in Albany in the mid-1960s. The series includes multiple manuscript drafts, author's notes, book reviews, galleys, publisher agreements and correspondence, and advertising. Please note that the overall series dates are not inclusive.
Box Folder
1 nam_mss132-1_1 1 nam_mss132-1_1 Working Copy of First Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-1_2 2-3 nam_mss132-1_2 First Draft, Opening Section Removed, Copies 1-2, 1967
nam_mss132-1_3 4 nam_mss132-1_3 Revisions to Second Draft, Author's Note Included, 2000, Undated
nam_mss132-1_4 5-6 nam_mss132-1_4 Revisions to Second Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-1_5 7 nam_mss132-1_5 Second Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-1_6 8 nam_mss132-1_6 Revisions to Third Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-1_7 9 nam_mss132-1_7 Completed Third Draft, 1967
nam_mss132-1_8 10-11 nam_mss132-1_8 Third Draft, Copies 1-2, Undated
Box Folder
2 nam_mss132-1_9 1 nam_mss132-1_9 Final Copy of Third Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-1_10 2 nam_mss132-1_10 Working Copy of Third Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-1_11 3 nam_mss132-1_11 Rewritten Pages of Fourth Draft, For Dial Press, 1967
nam_mss132-1_12 4-5 nam_mss132-1_12 Working Copy of Fourth Draft, For Dial Press, 1967
nam_mss132-1_13 6 nam_mss132-1_13 Completed Fourth Draft, Undated
Box Folder
3 nam_mss132-1_14 1-2 nam_mss132-1_14 Fourth Draft, Author Notes Included, Undated
nam_mss132-1_15 3-4 nam_mss132-1_15 Dial Press Manuscript with Editor's Notes, Undated
nam_mss132-1_16 5 nam_mss132-1_16 Ink Truck Short Story Versions, Undated
nam_mss132-1_17 6 nam_mss132-1_17 ExcerptsThe Black Beauty Spot, Undated
nam_mss132-1_18 7 nam_mss132-1_18 ExcerptsThe A Coffin Full of Love, Undated
nam_mss132-1_19 8 nam_mss132-1_19 ExcerptsThe Ink Truck (It Arrives, Bailey Meets It), Undated
nam_mss132-1_20 9 nam_mss132-1_20 ExcerptsPrologue to a Novel "Legs", Undated
nam_mss132-1_21 10 nam_mss132-1_21 Drafts with Notes (Folder 1 of 2), 1968
Box Folder
4 nam_mss132-1_22 1 nam_mss132-1_22 Drafts with Notes (Folder 2 of 2), 1968
nam_mss132-1_23 2-5 nam_mss132-1_23 Author's Notes, 1968, Undated
nam_mss132-1_24 6 nam_mss132-1_24 Author's Notebook, Undated
Oversized Folder
1 nam_mss132-1_25 1-2 nam_mss132-1_25 Book Galleys, 1969
nam_mss132-1_26 3 nam_mss132-1_26 Publicity, Galleys, and Book Design, 1969, 1984, Undated
nam_mss132-1_27 4 nam_mss132-1_27 Research Articles and Reviews, 1954, 1964, 1969
nam_mss132-1_28 5 nam_mss132-1_28 Research Articles fromThe Guild Reporter, 1964
Box Folder
4 nam_mss132-1_29 7 nam_mss132-1_29 Research Materials for Newspaper Guild, Local 34, 1964-1966
nam_mss132-1_30 8 nam_mss132-1_30 Research Materials, Newspaper Articles, 1964-1967
nam_mss132-1_31 9 nam_mss132-1_31 Publisher's Correspondence, 1966-1971
nam_mss132-1_32 10 nam_mss132-1_32 Newspaper Clippings and Reviews forThe Ink Truck, 1969
nam_mss132-1_33 11 nam_mss132-1_33 Ads and Reviews, 1969
Box Folder
5 nam_mss132-1_34 1 nam_mss132-1_34 Publisher Agreements, 1969-1974, 1983
nam_mss132-1_35 2 nam_mss132-1_35 Royalty Statements, 1969-1973
nam_mss132-1_36 3 nam_mss132-1_36 1984 Edition Correspondence, 1984-1985
nam_mss132-1_37 4 nam_mss132-1_37 The Ink Truck Reviews, 1984-1985, 1993, Undated
nam_mss132-2 Series 2: Legs, 1926-1988, Undated -   4.42 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series focuses on Kennedy's second book Legs, the first in his "Albany Cycle" of novels. Published in 1975, Legs is a fictional account of the notorious Albany gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond. Included are multiple working and edited manuscript drafts spanning a period of several years, galley proofs, rejected and omitted pages, book reviews, profiles about Kennedy, book cover artwork, and correspondence with the publisher. There also are newspaper articles from the 1920s and 1930s about Legs Diamond which Kennedy used to conduct research on Diamond and the period. Please note the overall series dates are not inclusive.
Box Folder
1 nam_mss132-2_1 1 nam_mss132-2_1 First Draft ofLegs, Rough Copy, 1968 December-1969 March
nam_mss132-2_2 2 nam_mss132-2_2 First Draft as Sold to Dial Press, 1969
nam_mss132-2_3 3 nam_mss132-2_3 First Draft, pages 1-134, Undated
nam_mss132-2_4 4 nam_mss132-2_4 First Draft with Author's Notes, Undated
nam_mss132-2_5 5-6 nam_mss132-2_5 First Draft with Rejected and Rewritten Pages, 1970
nam_mss132-2_6 7 nam_mss132-2_6 Working Copy of Second Draft with Approved Pages, 1970
Box Folder
2 nam_mss132-2_7 1 nam_mss132-2_7 Second Draft with Approved Pages, 1-110, 1970
nam_mss132-2_8 2 nam_mss132-2_8 Third Draft, pages 111-227, Undated
nam_mss132-2_9 3 nam_mss132-2_9 Working Copy of Third Draft in Sections, Undated
nam_mss132-2_10 4 nam_mss132-2_10 Third Draft, Misc. Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-2_11 5 nam_mss132-2_11 Third Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-2_12 6 nam_mss132-2_12 Fourth Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-2_13 7 nam_mss132-2_13 Working Copy of Fourth Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-2_14 8 nam_mss132-2_14 Fourth Draft, Rejected fromWashington Post, Undated
Box Folder
3 nam_mss132-2_15 1-6 nam_mss132-2_15 "Fatness" Version with Author Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-2_16 7 nam_mss132-2_16 "Fatness" Version, Unedited (Folder 1 of 2), Undated
Box Folder
4 nam_mss132-2_17 1 nam_mss132-2_17 "Fatness" Version, Unedited (Folder 2 of 2), Undated
nam_mss132-2_18 2-4 nam_mss132-2_18 "Fatness" Version (Fifth Draft), Misc. Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-2_19 5-6 nam_mss132-2_19 Final "Fatness" Version (Fifth Draft), Undated
nam_mss132-2_20 7 nam_mss132-2_20 Sixth Draft, 1972
Box Folder
5 nam_mss132-2_21 1 nam_mss132-2_21 Working Copy of Sixth Draft, 1972
nam_mss132-2_22 2 nam_mss132-2_22 Sixth Draft, Rewrites and Rejected Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-2_23 3 nam_mss132-2_23 Sixth Draft with Author Edits, 1971-1972
nam_mss132-2_24 4 nam_mss132-2_24 Sixth Draft with Author Edits, 1973
nam_mss132-2_25 5-6 nam_mss132-2_25 Sixth Draft with Author Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-2_26 7 nam_mss132-2_26 Sixth Draft, Final Copy with Edits (Folder 1 of 2), 1974
Box Folder
6 nam_mss132-2_27 1 nam_mss132-2_27 Sixth Draft, Final Copy with Edits (Folder 2 of 2), 1974
nam_mss132-2_28 2-3 nam_mss132-2_28 Seventh Draft, As Sold to Coward, McCann & Geoghegan (C.M.G.), 1974
nam_mss132-2_29 4-5 nam_mss132-2_29 Seventh Draft with Author Edits, Undated
Box Folder
7 nam_mss132-2_30 1 nam_mss132-2_30 Cut Pages from Seventh Draft, 1974
nam_mss132-2_31 2-3 nam_mss132-2_31 Seventh Draft with Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-2_32 4-5 nam_mss132-2_32 Working Copy of Eighth Draft, 1974
nam_mss132-2_33 6 nam_mss132-2_33 Master Copy of Eighth Draft with Edits (Folder 1 of 2), 1974
Box Folder
8 nam_mss132-2_34 1 nam_mss132-2_34 Master Copy of Eighth Draft with Edits (Folder 2 of 2), 1974
nam_mss132-2_35 2-3 nam_mss132-2_35 Transcript of Eighth and Final Draft, 1975
nam_mss132-2_36 4-5 nam_mss132-2_36 Final Draft with Edits, 1975
Oversized Folder
2 nam_mss132-2_37 1 nam_mss132-2_37 First Galley Proofs, 1975
Box Folder
9 nam_mss132-2_38 1-3 nam_mss132-2_38 Misc. Edited Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-2_39 4 nam_mss132-2_39 Rejected Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-2_40 5-6 nam_mss132-2_40 Omitted Pages with Edits, Undated
Oversized Folder
3 nam_mss132-2_41 1 nam_mss132-2_41 Newspaper Articles About Legs Diamond, 1926-1927, 1930-1931
Box Folder
9 nam_mss132-2_42 7 nam_mss132-2_42 Dial Press Correspondence, 1969-1973
nam_mss132-2_43 8 nam_mss132-2_43 International Famous Agency (I.F.A) Correspondence, 1970-1975
nam_mss132-2_44 9 nam_mss132-2_44 Coward, McCann & Geoghegan Booklets, 1973-1974
Box Folder
10 nam_mss132-2_45 1 nam_mss132-2_45 Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc. Publishers Correspondence, 1974-1976, 1979, 1981
nam_mss132-2_46 2 nam_mss132-2_46 Reviews and Publicity, 1974-1976, Undated
nam_mss132-2_47 3 nam_mss132-2_47 Reviews and Publicity, 1975, 1988, Undated
nam_mss132-2_48 4 nam_mss132-2_48 Book of the Month Club Magazines, 1975
Oversized Folder
2 nam_mss132-2_49 2 nam_mss132-2_49 San Juan Star Profile of Kennedy, 1976
Box Folder
10 nam_mss132-2_50 5 nam_mss132-2_50 Newspaper Articles About Legs Diamond, 1979-1981, Undated
nam_mss132-2_51 6 nam_mss132-2_51 Original Color Artwork, Undated
nam_mss132-2_52 7 nam_mss132-2_52 Book Covers, Undated
nam_mss132-2_53 8 nam_mss132-2_53 Information, Undated
nam_mss132-3 Series 3: Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, 1973, 1976-1978, 1985-1986, Undated -   3.24 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series consists of multiple manuscript drafts, notes, and galleys for Kennedy's third novel Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, published in 1978. The story introduces the Phelan family that figures prominently in five additional Kennedy books. Set in Albany during the Depression, Billy Phelan is a small-time gambler and bookie who becomes involved in the kidnapping of a local political boss' son. More than half of the folders in the series contain Federal Bureau of Investigation records of the actual John J. O'Connell, Jr. kidnapping and subsequent extortion case in 1933. The O'Connell family was heavily involved in Democratic Party politics in Albany. Kennedy also corresponded with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the O'Connell kidnapping and received additional case records after the publication of Billy Phelan's Greatest Game.
Box Folder
1 nam_mss132-3_1 1 nam_mss132-3_1 First Unfinished Draft, 1976
nam_mss132-3_2 2 nam_mss132-3_2 First Unfinished Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-3_3 3 nam_mss132-3_3 Draft Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-3_4 4 nam_mss132-3_4 Second Finished Draft, Unedited, Undated
nam_mss132-3_5 5 nam_mss132-3_5 Second Finished Draft with Edits, As Sold to Viking, 1976
nam_mss132-3_6 6 nam_mss132-3_6 Pages From Second Draft, Undated
Box Folder
2 nam_mss132-3_7 1 nam_mss132-3_7 Working Copy of Second Draft with Edits, 1977
nam_mss132-3_8 2-6 nam_mss132-3_8 Third Draft, Pages 1-179, Undated
nam_mss132-3_9 7 nam_mss132-3_9 Working Copy of Third Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-3_10 8 nam_mss132-3_10 Third Draft with Author Edits, Undated
Box Folder
3 nam_mss132-3_11 1-2 nam_mss132-3_11 Working Copy of Final Draft with Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-3_12 3-4 nam_mss132-3_12 Editor's Copy of Final Draft with Notes, 1978
Oversized Folder
1 nam_mss132-3_13 6 nam_mss132-3_13 Galley Proofs, 1977
Box Folder
3 nam_mss132-3_14 5 nam_mss132-3_14 FBI Headquarters File: Volume 1, Section 3, O'Connell Case, Undated
nam_mss132-3_15 6 nam_mss132-3_15 FBI Headquarters File: Section 4, O'Connell Case, Undated
Box Folder
4 nam_mss132-3_16 1 nam_mss132-3_16 FBI Headquarters File: Section 5, O'Connell Case, Undated
nam_mss132-3_17 2 nam_mss132-3_17 FBI Headquarters File: Section 6, O'Connell Case, Undated
nam_mss132-3_18 3 nam_mss132-3_18 FBI Headquarters File: Section 7, O'Connell Case, Undated
nam_mss132-3_19 4 nam_mss132-3_19 FBI Headquarters File: Section 8, O'Connell Case, Undated
nam_mss132-3_20 5 nam_mss132-3_20 FBI Headquarters File: Section 9, O'Connell Case, Undated
Box Folder
5 nam_mss132-3_21 1 nam_mss132-3_21 FBI Headquarters File: Section 10, O'Connell Case, Undated
nam_mss132-3_22 2 nam_mss132-3_22 FBI Headquarters File: Volume 2, O'Connell Case, 1973
nam_mss132-3_23 3-4 nam_mss132-3_23 FBI Headquarters File: Volumes 16-20, O'Connell Case, 1986
Box Folder
6 nam_mss132-3_24 1-4 nam_mss132-3_24 FBI Headquarters File: Volumes 16-20, O'Connell Case, 1986
Box Folder
7 nam_mss132-3_25 1-5 nam_mss132-3_25 FBI Headquarters File: Unlabeled or Unknown Sections, O'Connell Case, Undated
Box Folder
8 nam_mss132-3_26 1-3 nam_mss132-3_26 FBI Headquarters File: Unlabeled or Unknown Sections, O'Connell Case, Undated
nam_mss132-3_27 4 nam_mss132-3_27 William Kennedy's FBI Correspondence, 1985-1986
nam_mss132-4 Series 4: Ironweed, 1970, 1978-1982, 2003, Undated -   1.26 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series consists almost entirely of manuscript drafts, edits, notes and galleys for the award-winning Ironweed, published in 1983. The novel, also set in Albany during the Depression, continues the story of the Phelan family. It focuses on Billy Phelan's father Francis, an alcoholic wanderer who returns to the city. Among its many honors, Ironweed received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 1983 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1984.
The files document the evolution of the book from a short novel called The Lemon Weed about an alcoholic named Buddy, based upon an actual man Kennedy met and repeatedly interviewed during the 1960s. Of interest are photographs of men and women like Buddy in the streets and missions, taken by a photojournalist friend of Kennedy's and included in the first draft of The Lemon Weed for Subsistence Press.
Please see Series 8, Ironweed (Film Version), for materials documenting the transition of the book to film.
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1 nam_mss132-4_1 1 nam_mss132-4_1 Preface toThe Lemon Weed, Undated
nam_mss132-4_2 2 nam_mss132-4_2 The Lemon Weed with Missing "Helen" Section, 1970
nam_mss132-4_3 3 nam_mss132-4_3 The Lemon Weed Stories, Undated
nam_mss132-4_4 4 nam_mss132-4_4 First Draft ofThe Lemon Weed, Undated
nam_mss132-4_5 5 nam_mss132-4_5 Misc. Pages fromThe Lemon Weed, Undated
nam_mss132-4_6 6 nam_mss132-4_6 The Lemon Weed: A Short Novel, Undated
nam_mss132-4_7 7 nam_mss132-4_7 First Draft for Subsistence Press with Images, Undated
nam_mss132-4_8 8 nam_mss132-4_8 Copy of First Draft for Subsistence Press, No Images, Undated
nam_mss132-4_9 9 nam_mss132-4_9 Incomplete Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-4_10 10 nam_mss132-4_10 Author's Note to Self, "The Quest", 1978
nam_mss132-4_11 11 nam_mss132-4_11 Three Page One Rewrites, 1978-1979
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2 nam_mss132-4_12 1 nam_mss132-4_12 Completed First Draft ofThe Lemon Weed, 1979
nam_mss132-4_13 2 nam_mss132-4_13 Original Manuscript, Pages 17-255, Undated
nam_mss132-4_14 3 nam_mss132-4_14 Chapters IV and V for Howard Hausman, Undated
nam_mss132-4_15 4 nam_mss132-4_15 First Draft ofIronweed, Incomplete, Undated
nam_mss132-4_16 5 nam_mss132-4_16 First Draft with Edits, Incomplete, Undated
nam_mss132-4_17 6 nam_mss132-4_17 Revised (Second) Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-4_18 7 nam_mss132-4_18 Revised (Second) Draft with Edits, Undated
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3 nam_mss132-4_19 1 nam_mss132-4_19 Chapter VI Revisions, 1980
nam_mss132-4_20 2 nam_mss132-4_20 Edited Pages with Notes, 1981
nam_mss132-4_21 3 nam_mss132-4_21 Second Draft, Viking Press Copy, 1982
nam_mss132-4_22 4 nam_mss132-4_22 Incomplete Second Draft, Pages 124-255, Undated
nam_mss132-4_23 5 nam_mss132-4_23 Master Copy of Second Draft, with Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-4_24 6 nam_mss132-4_24 Carbon Copy Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-4_25 7 nam_mss132-4_25 Final Draft with Typesetters Notes (Folder 1 of 2), Undated
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4 nam_mss132-4_26 1 nam_mss132-4_26 Final Draft with Typesetters Notes (Folder 2 of 2), Undated
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4 nam_mss132-4_27 1 nam_mss132-4_27 Galley Proofs, ca. 1982
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4 nam_mss132-4_28 2 nam_mss132-4_28 Notes and Pages Pulled for University at Albany Speech, October 29, 2003, 2003
nam_mss132-5 Series 5: O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels, 1953-2002, Undated -   2.34 cu. ft.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Published in 1983, William Kennedy's nonfiction work O Albany! is based upon a series of articles he wrote about the city for the Albany Times-Union in the early-mid 1960s, which garnered him a Pulitzer Prize nomination for journalism. The book looks at Albany neighborhoods, different ethnic and racial groups who settled within the city, landmarks and institutions, and key political leaders. The series includes manuscripts and draft copy, Kennedy's earlier newspaper features, research materials and notes. As all the materials span a significant amount of time, please note the overall dates for this series are not inclusive.
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1 nam_mss132-5_1 1 nam_mss132-5_1 Unfinished Draft of "Albany: Worst County, Longest Run", Undated
nam_mss132-5_2 2 nam_mss132-5_2 One Draft of "Albany, Why Albany?", 1978
nam_mss132-5_3 3 nam_mss132-5_3 Nine Drafts of "Arbor Hill", Undated
nam_mss132-5_4 4 nam_mss132-5_4 One Draft of "Being Irish", Undated
nam_mss132-5_5 5 nam_mss132-5_5 Six Drafts of "Blacks", Undated
nam_mss132-5_6 6 nam_mss132-5_6 Documents Regarding "Blacks", 1963-1997
nam_mss132-5_7 7 nam_mss132-5_7 News Clippings Regarding "Blacks", 1990, 1997, 2000-2001, Undated
nam_mss132-5_8 8 nam_mss132-5_8 Author Notes for "Blacks/Poverty", 1965-1966
nam_mss132-5_9 9 nam_mss132-5_9 News Clippings Regarding "Blacks/Poverty", 1965-1966, 1971, Undated
nam_mss132-5_10 10 nam_mss132-5_10 Eight Drafts of "Bonafettle", Undated
nam_mss132-5_11 11 nam_mss132-5_11 Four Drafts of "The Blvd. of Bluest Dreams", Undated
nam_mss132-5_12 12 nam_mss132-5_12 Copy of 1980 Census, 1988
nam_mss132-5_13 13 nam_mss132-5_13 Three Drafts of "Capitol Hill", Undated
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2 nam_mss132-5_14 1 nam_mss132-5_14 Nine Drafts of "Central Avenue", Undated
nam_mss132-5_15 2 nam_mss132-5_15 Working Drafts for "The Changing Face of Albany", Undated
nam_mss132-5_16 3 nam_mss132-5_16 "The Changing Face of Albany" News Clips, 1964
nam_mss132-5_17 4 nam_mss132-5_17 Working Draft of "Debts and Butterings", Undated
nam_mss132-5_18 5 nam_mss132-5_18 Four Drafts of "Delaware Avenue I", Undated
nam_mss132-5_19 6 nam_mss132-5_19 Nine Drafts of "Delaware Avenue II", Undated
nam_mss132-5_20 7 nam_mss132-5_20 One Draft of "The Democrats Convene", Undated
nam_mss132-5_21 8 nam_mss132-5_21 Nine Drafts of "Downtown", Undated
nam_mss132-5_22 9 nam_mss132-5_22 Eight Drafts of "Epilogue", Undated
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3 nam_mss132-5_23 1 nam_mss132-5_23 Three Drafts of "Erastus" with Notes, Undated
nam_mss132-5_24 2 nam_mss132-5_24 Two Incomplete Drafts of "Erastus", Undated
nam_mss132-5_25 3 nam_mss132-5_25 Complete Master Copy of "Erastus", Undated
nam_mss132-5_26 4 nam_mss132-5_26 Working Draft for "The Last Word/Erastus", 1983
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5 nam_mss132-5_27 1-2 nam_mss132-5_27 Oversized Research on Ethnic Groups, 1966-1999
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3 nam_mss132-5_28 5 nam_mss132-5_28 News Clippings on Various Ethnic Groups, 1988, 1990, 1999
nam_mss132-5_29 6 nam_mss132-5_29 Literature and Notes Regarding Germans, 1953, 1981-1982, 1990, Undated
nam_mss132-5_30 7 nam_mss132-5_30 "Greeks" Personal Correspondence, 2002
nam_mss132-5_31 8 nam_mss132-5_31 Eight Drafts of "Introduction", Undated
nam_mss132-5_32 9 nam_mss132-5_32 News Clips Regarding "Sons of St. Patrick", 1963, 1987-1989, 1996, Undated
nam_mss132-5_33 10 nam_mss132-5_33 Documents Regarding Ireland and "The Irish", 1991-1992, 1994, 1997, Undated
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4 nam_mss132-5_34 1 nam_mss132-5_34 News Clips Regarding "The Irish", 1963, 1976, 1981, 1990, Undated
nam_mss132-5_35 2 nam_mss132-5_35 Draft of Article "South End Italians," Articles 1 and 2, Undated
nam_mss132-5_36 3 nam_mss132-5_36 Six Drafts of "The Italians", Undated
nam_mss132-5_37 4 nam_mss132-5_37 News Clips Regarding "Italians", 1981, 1992
nam_mss132-5_38 5 nam_mss132-5_38 Three Drafts of "Jews", Undated
nam_mss132-5_39 6 nam_mss132-5_39 "South End Jews," Articles 1 and 3, Undated
nam_mss132-5_40 7 nam_mss132-5_40 Research Documents Regarding "Jews", 1957-1982, Undated
nam_mss132-5_41 8 nam_mss132-5_41 Author Notes Regarding "Jews", Undated
nam_mss132-5_42 9 nam_mss132-5_42 News Clippings Regarding "Jews", 1963-1964, 1976, 1982
nam_mss132-5_43 10 nam_mss132-5_43 Six Drafts of "Legs", Undated
nam_mss132-5_44 11 nam_mss132-5_44 Five Drafts of "The Mall Also Rises", 1971
nam_mss132-5_45 12 nam_mss132-5_45 Three Drafts of "Nighttown", Undated
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5 nam_mss132-5_46 1 nam_mss132-5_46 Seven Drafts of "North Albany", Undated
nam_mss132-5_47 2 nam_mss132-5_47 Two Drafts of "A Walk on the Waters of Gander Bay", Undated
nam_mss132-5_48 3 nam_mss132-5_48 Two Drafts of "The Absolutely Last Hurrah is Yet to Come", 1966
nam_mss132-5_49 4 nam_mss132-5_49 Six Drafts of "Dan I", 1974
nam_mss132-5_50 5 nam_mss132-5_50 Five Drafts of "Dan II", Undated
nam_mss132-5_51 6 nam_mss132-5_51 One Draft of "Dan II/They Bury the Boss", Undated
nam_mss132-5_52 7 nam_mss132-5_52 One Draft of "O'Connell", Undated
nam_mss132-5_53 8 nam_mss132-5_53 One Draft of "Sidebar: O'Dwyer on O'Connell", Undated
nam_mss132-5_54 9 nam_mss132-5_54 Five Drafts of "The Positively Last Hurrah Has Yet to be Heard", 1974
nam_mss132-5_55 10 nam_mss132-5_55 Eight Drafts of "Pine Hills", Undated
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6 nam_mss132-5_56 1 nam_mss132-5_56 Six Drafts of "Prohibition", Undated
nam_mss132-5_57 2 nam_mss132-5_57 Six Drafts of "Pruyn Connection I", Undated
nam_mss132-5_58 3 nam_mss132-5_58 Eight Drafts of "Pruyn Connection II", Undated
nam_mss132-5_59 4 nam_mss132-5_59 Eight Drafts of "South Mall", Undated
nam_mss132-5_60 5 nam_mss132-5_60 Four Drafts and Master Copy of "South Mall", Undated
nam_mss132-5_61 6 nam_mss132-5_61 Four Drafts of "Sports and Swells", Undated
nam_mss132-5_62 7 nam_mss132-5_62 Theater, 1987
nam_mss132-5_63 8 nam_mss132-5_63 Eight Writings on the Trinity Institution, Undated
nam_mss132-5_64 9 nam_mss132-5_64 Trinity Institution December Schedule, Undated
nam_mss132-5_65 10 nam_mss132-5_65 Five Drafts of "Union Station", Undated
nam_mss132-5_66 11 nam_mss132-5_66 Documents Covering "The War on Poverty", 1966
nam_mss132-5_67 12 nam_mss132-5_67 Four Drafts of "West End I", Undated
nam_mss132-5_68 13 nam_mss132-5_68 Four Drafts of "West End II", Undated
nam_mss132-5_69 14 nam_mss132-5_69 Four Drafts of "The Whorehouse Neighborhood", Undated
nam_mss132-6 Series 6: Charlie Malarkey Books, 1975-1998, 2001, Undated -   1.03 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series contains materials related to two children's books that William Kennedy wrote with his son Brendan; Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine, published in 1986, and Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose, which appeared in print in 1993. The series features working and edited drafts, galleys, newspaper clippings, reviews, and press tour materials. There also are several folders of correspondence. The files document the difficulties Kennedy encountered in attempting to publish the first book, including many rejection letters from publishing houses beginning in 1975. Of additional interest is correspondence about illustrations, foreign editions, possible film deals, and letters and a book from children who enjoyed the stories.
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1 nam_mss132-6_1 1 nam_mss132-6_1 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Rejection Letters, 1975-1984, Undated
nam_mss132-6_2 2 nam_mss132-6_2 Four Working Drafts with Author Notes, 1981
nam_mss132-6_3 3 nam_mss132-6_3 Five Edited Drafts, 1984
nam_mss132-6_4 4 nam_mss132-6_4 Seven Drafts ofCharlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine, 1984
nam_mss132-6_5 5 nam_mss132-6_5 Four Drafts ofCharlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine, 1985-1986
nam_mss132-6_6 6 nam_mss132-6_6 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Illustration Correspondence and Information, 1985-1986, 1988, 2001, Undated
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5 nam_mss132-6_7 3 nam_mss132-6_7 Atlantic Press Monthly Materials, 1986
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1 nam_mss132-6_8 7 nam_mss132-6_8 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Atlantic Press Correspondence, 1986-1987
nam_mss132-6_9 8 nam_mss132-6_9 The Atlantic Monthly Press Book List, 1986-1987
nam_mss132-6_10 9 nam_mss132-6_10 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Correspondence for Foreign Editions, 1986-1987, 1989-1990, 1992
nam_mss132-6_11 10 nam_mss132-6_11 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Personal Correspondence, 1986-1988
nam_mss132-6_12 11 nam_mss132-6_12 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine News Clippings, Articles, Reviews, 1986-1988, 1990, Undated
nam_mss132-6_13 12 nam_mss132-6_13 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Publicity, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1997, Undated
nam_mss132-6_14 13 nam_mss132-6_14 Bubblegum Trees Correspondence, 1988-1989
nam_mss132-6_15 14 nam_mss132-6_15 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Film Project Correspondence, 1990-1991
nam_mss132-6_16 15 nam_mss132-6_16 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Sixteen Drafts with Notes, 1990-1991
nam_mss132-6_17 16 nam_mss132-6_17 Junior Writer's Week Information and Correspondence, 1990-1994
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2 nam_mss132-6_18 1 nam_mss132-6_18 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Fourteen Drafts, 1991
nam_mss132-6_19 2 nam_mss132-6_19 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Nine Drafts, 1991
nam_mss132-6_20 3 nam_mss132-6_20 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Thirteen Edited and Revised Drafts, 1991
nam_mss132-6_21 4 nam_mss132-6_21 P.S. 16 Student Letters and Stories, 1991
nam_mss132-6_22 5 nam_mss132-6_22 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Related Materials, 1991, 1998, Undated
nam_mss132-6_23 6 nam_mss132-6_23 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Illustration Correspondence, 1991-1993
nam_mss132-6_24 7 nam_mss132-6_24 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Film Correspondence, 1991-1993
nam_mss132-6_25 8 nam_mss132-6_25 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose/Penguin Correspondence, 1991-1994, 1996
nam_mss132-6_26 9 nam_mss132-6_26 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Edited Pages, 1992
nam_mss132-6_27 10 nam_mss132-6_27 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Final Copy and Three Revised Drafts, 1992-1993
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5 nam_mss132-6_28 4 nam_mss132-6_28 Galleys forCharlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose, 1993
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3 nam_mss132-6_29 1 nam_mss132-6_29 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose New Choices Correspondence and Article Information, 1993
nam_mss132-6_30 2 nam_mss132-6_30 Penguin Correspondence forCharlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose, 1993
nam_mss132-6_31 3 nam_mss132-6_31 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Publicity Papers, 1994-1995, Undated
nam_mss132-6_32 4 nam_mss132-6_32 Chandler School Class Reaction Letters, 1995
nam_mss132-6_33 5 nam_mss132-6_33 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Book Cover, Undated
nam_mss132-6_34 6 nam_mss132-6_34 Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine Author's Note, Undated
nam_mss132-6_35 7 nam_mss132-6_35 Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose Author Notes, Undated
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5 nam_mss132-6_36 5 nam_mss132-6_36 Book Made by Schoolchildren for Kennedy, Undated
nam_mss132-7 Series 7: The Cotton Club, 1983-1986, 1988-1989, 1993, 1997, Undated -   2.25 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
In the summer of 1983 William Kennedy accepted director Francis Ford Coppola's invitation to collaborate with him on a film script for The Cotton Club, a 1930s period drama built around the real Harlem night club in New York. He spent the remainder of that summer and the fall writing and editing, as the movie transitioned from the pre-production phase to principal photography. The film debuted in the United States in 1984. This series documents that intensive writing and re-writing effort with many working scripts, rehearsal scripts, shooting scripts, and editing scripts. In addition, there are production memos and notes, call sheets, publicity materials, reviews, correspondence, and a file about the movie premiere.
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1 nam_mss132-7_1 1 nam_mss132-7_1 Revised Working Draft by Francis Ford Coppola Only, Undated
nam_mss132-7_2 2 nam_mss132-7_2 Rehearsal Draft, July 25 1983
nam_mss132-7_3 3 nam_mss132-7_3 Rehearsal Draft with Revised Pages and Editing, July 25 1983
nam_mss132-7_4 4 nam_mss132-7_4 Chronology of Scenes, July 1983
nam_mss132-7_5 5 nam_mss132-7_5 Call Sheets, July-November 1983
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4 nam_mss132-7_6 2 nam_mss132-7_6 Call Sheets, August-November 1983
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1 nam_mss132-7_7 6 nam_mss132-7_7 Revised Rehearsal Draft, August 3 1983
nam_mss132-7_8 7 nam_mss132-7_8 Sunday Afternoon Draft, Master Copy with Editing, August 7 1983
nam_mss132-7_9 8 nam_mss132-7_9 Sunday Night Draft, August 7 1983
nam_mss132-7_10 9 nam_mss132-7_10 Estimating Draft, August 8 1983
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2 nam_mss132-7_11 1 nam_mss132-7_11 Estimating Draft with Bob Evans Letter and Comments, August 8 1983
nam_mss132-7_12 2 nam_mss132-7_12 Monday Preview Draft, August 15 1983
nam_mss132-7_13 3 nam_mss132-7_13 Shooting Script (Preliminary), August 16 1983
nam_mss132-7_14 4 nam_mss132-7_14 Shooting Script, Saturday Night Draft, August 21 1983
nam_mss132-7_15 5 nam_mss132-7_15 Shooting Script, August 22 1983
nam_mss132-7_16 6 nam_mss132-7_16 Shooting Script, Sunday Night Draft, August 22 1983
nam_mss132-7_17 7 nam_mss132-7_17 Shooting Script, Master Copy, August 22 1983
nam_mss132-7_18 8 nam_mss132-7_18 Revised Shooting Script, Working Draft, September 26 1983
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3 nam_mss132-7_19 1 nam_mss132-7_19 Revised Shooting Script, September 26 1983
nam_mss132-7_20 2 nam_mss132-7_20 Final Draft, October 5 1983
nam_mss132-7_21 3 nam_mss132-7_21 Revised Shooting Script, October 16 1983
nam_mss132-7_22 4 nam_mss132-7_22 Revised Shooting Script, October 26 1983
nam_mss132-7_23 5 nam_mss132-7_23 Revised Shooting Script, November 14 1983
nam_mss132-7_24 6 nam_mss132-7_24 Finale, November 18 1983
nam_mss132-7_25 7 nam_mss132-7_25 Final Script, Master Copy, November 28 1983
nam_mss132-7_26 8 nam_mss132-7_26 Final Script, November 28 1983
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4 nam_mss132-7_27 1-2 nam_mss132-7_27 Final Script Rewrites, November 28 1983
nam_mss132-7_28 3-4 nam_mss132-7_28 Final Script, December 8 1983
nam_mss132-7_29 5 nam_mss132-7_29 Cutting Script, Undated
nam_mss132-7_30 6 nam_mss132-7_30 Looping Script, Undated
nam_mss132-7_31 7 nam_mss132-7_31 Dixie Scenes, Undated
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5 nam_mss132-7_32 1-2 nam_mss132-7_32 Line Scripts, Undated
nam_mss132-7_33 3-5 nam_mss132-7_33 Scripts by Reel Number, Undated
nam_mss132-7_34 6 nam_mss132-7_34 Script Rewrites, Undated
nam_mss132-7_35 7 nam_mss132-7_35 Script Revisions, Undated
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6 nam_mss132-7_36 1 nam_mss132-7_36 Script Revisions with Author Notes, Undated
nam_mss132-7_37 2 nam_mss132-7_37 Script Rewrites, Undated
nam_mss132-7_38 3 nam_mss132-7_38 The Cotton Club Revue and Scene Synopsis, Undated
nam_mss132-7_39 4 nam_mss132-7_39 Production Memos, 1983
nam_mss132-7_40 5 nam_mss132-7_40 Production Notes, 1983
nam_mss132-7_41 6 nam_mss132-7_41 Staff and Crew List, Cast List, 1983
nam_mss132-7_42 7 nam_mss132-7_42 Draft of Club Handbill, 1983
nam_mss132-7_43 8 nam_mss132-7_43 Robert Duvall Tribute, 1983
nam_mss132-7_44 9 nam_mss132-7_44 Publicity over Financing ofThe Cotton Club, 1983-1984
nam_mss132-7_45 10 nam_mss132-7_45 Publicity forThe Cotton Club, 1983-1986, 1997, Undated
nam_mss132-7_46 11 nam_mss132-7_46 World Premiere ofThe Cotton Club, Invitation and Correspondence, 1984
nam_mss132-7_47 12 nam_mss132-7_47 Reviews and Publicity, 1984
nam_mss132-7_48 13 nam_mss132-7_48 "The Cotton Club Stomp"Vanity Fair (Folder 1 of 3), 1984
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7 nam_mss132-7_49 1-2 nam_mss132-7_49 "The Cotton Club Stomp"Vanity Fair (Folders 2 and 3 of 3), 1984
nam_mss132-7_50 3 nam_mss132-7_50 Foreign Publicity, 1985
nam_mss132-7_51 4 nam_mss132-7_51 Murder of Roy Radin Clips, 1988-1989
nam_mss132-7_52 5 nam_mss132-7_52 "The Cotton Club Stomp,"Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, 1993
nam_mss132-7_53 6 nam_mss132-7_53 The Cotton Club Memorabilia, Undated
nam_mss132-7_54 7 nam_mss132-7_54 Correspondence, Undated
nam_mss132-8 Series 8: Ironweed (Film Version), 1981-1997, Undated -   2.01 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series documents the transition of Ironweed from the 1983 award-winning novel to film in 1987. Like the book, the movie focuses on the character of Francis Phelan and his return to Albany during the Depression. William Kennedy wrote the script for the film which was directed by Hector Babenco and starred Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. It was filmed on location in Albany and the surrounding areas. The materials include many draft and edited scripts, publicity materials, information about casting and locations, call sheets, correspondence, reviews, and two paperback copies of the novel with notes used for script writing. Note the overall dates for the series are not inclusive.
Please see Series 4, Ironweed, for materials related to the writing of the novel.
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1 nam_mss132-8_1 1 nam_mss132-8_1 Climate Information, 1981, Undated
nam_mss132-8_2 2 nam_mss132-8_2 Raw First Draft, August 1985
nam_mss132-8_3 3 nam_mss132-8_3 Scene Sequence with Author Edits, August 1985
nam_mss132-8_4 4 nam_mss132-8_4 Author Notes, August 1985
nam_mss132-8_5 5 nam_mss132-8_5 Dialogue Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-8_6 6 nam_mss132-8_6 First Computer Typed Draft, September 3 1985
nam_mss132-8_7 7 nam_mss132-8_7 Script with Author Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-8_8 8 nam_mss132-8_8 Script with Author Edits, September 5 1985
nam_mss132-8_9 9 nam_mss132-8_9 Incomplete First Draft with Edits, September 5 1985
nam_mss132-8_10 10 nam_mss132-8_10 Photocopy of First Draft Script, September 5 1985
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2 nam_mss132-8_11 1 nam_mss132-8_11 Complete First Draft, September 5 1985
nam_mss132-8_12 2 nam_mss132-8_12 Copy of Second Draft with Author Edits, October 14 1985
nam_mss132-8_13 3 nam_mss132-8_13 Third Draft, October 19 1985
nam_mss132-8_14 4 nam_mss132-8_14 Photocopy of [October 21, 1985] Script, Undated
nam_mss132-8_15 5 nam_mss132-8_15 First Draft with Changes Done with Hector Babenco, October 21 1985, October 1986
nam_mss132-8_16 6 nam_mss132-8_16 Second Draft with Author Edits, October 10 1986
nam_mss132-8_17 7 nam_mss132-8_17 Copy of Second Draft Script, October 11 1986
nam_mss132-8_18 8 nam_mss132-8_18 Copy of Second Draft with Author Edits, October 11 1986
nam_mss132-8_19 9 nam_mss132-8_19 Copy of Second Draft Script, October 13 1986
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3 nam_mss132-8_20 1 nam_mss132-8_20 Superseded Pages, October 16 1986
nam_mss132-8_21 2 nam_mss132-8_21 Edited Pages, October 24 1986
nam_mss132-8_22 3 nam_mss132-8_22 Copy of Second Drafts with Author Edits, October 25 1986
nam_mss132-8_23 4 nam_mss132-8_23 Photocopies of Location Scenes, October 25 1986
nam_mss132-8_24 5 nam_mss132-8_24 Revised Pages, October 26 1986
nam_mss132-8_25 6 nam_mss132-8_25 Copy of Second Drafts with Author Edits, October 27 1986
nam_mss132-8_26 7 nam_mss132-8_26 Complete Second Draft with No Edits, October 27 1986
nam_mss132-8_27 8 nam_mss132-8_27 Locations, Props, 1986-1987
nam_mss132-8_28 9 nam_mss132-8_28 Info. Regarding Casting, 1986-1987, Undated
nam_mss132-8_29 10 nam_mss132-8_29 Correspondence, 1986-1988
nam_mss132-8_30 11 nam_mss132-8_30 Publicity, 1986-1988, 1993, 1997, Undated
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4 nam_mss132-8_31 1 nam_mss132-8_31 Revised and Edited Pages, January 20 1987
nam_mss132-8_32 2 nam_mss132-8_32 Revised Second Draft Script, January 21 1987
nam_mss132-8_33 3 nam_mss132-8_33 Third Draft, January 1987
nam_mss132-8_34 4 nam_mss132-8_34 Ironweed Script Location/Stage Breakdown, January 1987, Undated
nam_mss132-8_35 5 nam_mss132-8_35 Photocopy of Helen's Speech by Meryl Streep and Continuity Notes, January 1987, Undated
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5 nam_mss132-8_36 6 nam_mss132-8_36 Call Sheets, February-May 1987
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4 nam_mss132-8_37 6 nam_mss132-8_37 Revised Pages, March 2 1987
nam_mss132-8_38 7 nam_mss132-8_38 Additions to "Danny" Scene, March 5 1987
nam_mss132-8_39 8 nam_mss132-8_39 Helen Monologue, March 17 1987
nam_mss132-8_40 9 nam_mss132-8_40 Scene Edits, March 17 1987
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5 nam_mss132-8_41 1 nam_mss132-8_41 Copy of Script with Revised Pages, March 17 1987
nam_mss132-8_42 2-3 nam_mss132-8_42 Taft Entertainment Bound Script (2 copies), March 17 1987
nam_mss132-8_43 4 nam_mss132-8_43 Hooverville Extra Lines, May 1987
nam_mss132-8_44 5 nam_mss132-8_44 Filming Schedules, 1987
nam_mss132-8_45 6 nam_mss132-8_45 Radio News Broadcast on War of the Worlds, 1987
nam_mss132-8_46 7 nam_mss132-8_46 "Poor Little Lamb" Lyrics and Information, 1987, Undated
nam_mss132-8_47 8 nam_mss132-8_47 Writers Institute Events, 1987, 1997
nam_mss132-8_48 9 nam_mss132-8_48 Finale Notes, Undated
nam_mss132-8_49 10 nam_mss132-8_49 Cast of Characters/Continuity Lists, Undated
nam_mss132-8_50 11 nam_mss132-8_50 Two Copies ofIronweed Paperback Novel, Used for Scriptwriting with Notes, Undated
nam_mss132-8_51 12 nam_mss132-8_51 American Film Article Drafts and Information, 1987-1988
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6 nam_mss132-8_52 1 nam_mss132-8_52 Correspondence, Copies and Pull-outs fromThe Making of Ironweed, 1987-1988, 1993, Undated
nam_mss132-8_53 2 nam_mss132-8_53 England/Ireland Reviews, 1988, 1990, Undated
nam_mss132-8_54 3 nam_mss132-8_54 Correspondence, 1996-1997
nam_mss132-8_55 4 nam_mss132-8_55 Trolley Information, Undated
nam_mss132-8_56 5 nam_mss132-8_56 "He's Me Pal" Lyrics, Undated
nam_mss132-8_57 6 nam_mss132-8_57 Ironweed Logo, Undated
nam_mss132-9 Series 9: Quinn's Book, 1981-1988, Undated -   2.91 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
Contains drafts, edited copies, the final version, and galleys of Quinn's Book, published by William Kennedy in 1988. Part of the "Albany Cycle," this novel also involves the extended Phelan family, but focuses on the nineteenth century life and adventures of an ancestor named Daniel Quinn. There are many edited and unedited versions of the manuscript; however, the majority of copies are undated. The archivist tried to arrange these undated drafts in chronological order based upon the edits in each version.
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1 nam_mss132-9_1 1 nam_mss132-9_1 Early Versions ofQuinn's Book, Undated
nam_mss132-9_2 2 nam_mss132-9_2 Statement of Plan, Summary, Prologue, Undated
nam_mss132-9_3 3 nam_mss132-9_3 Early Pages, Book I, Undated
nam_mss132-9_4 4 nam_mss132-9_4 Original Pages, Began Anew, 1981-1982
nam_mss132-9_5 5 nam_mss132-9_5 First Draft of Chapters 1 and 2, 1983
nam_mss132-9_6 6 nam_mss132-9_6 Eight Drafts of Chapter 1, Including Orig. Version, Undated
nam_mss132-9_7 7 nam_mss132-9_7 Five Drafts of Chapters 2, 1983, Undated
nam_mss132-9_8 8 nam_mss132-9_8 One Draft of Chapter 1-3, Undated
nam_mss132-9_9 9 nam_mss132-9_9 Three Drafts of Chapter 3, with Author Notes, 1984, Undated
nam_mss132-9_10 10 nam_mss132-9_10 Refined Copy of First Draft, Pages 1-68, March 1985
nam_mss132-9_11 11 nam_mss132-9_11 Five Drafts of Chapter 4, with Author Notes, March-May 1985, Undated
nam_mss132-9_12 12 nam_mss132-9_12 Chapters 1-5, Undated
nam_mss132-9_13 13 nam_mss132-9_13 Chapter 5, Undated
nam_mss132-9_14 14 nam_mss132-9_14 Chapters 1-4 with Changes to May 1985 Draft, Undated
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2 nam_mss132-9_15 1 nam_mss132-9_15 Working Drafts and Notes for Chapter 6, May 1985, Undated
nam_mss132-9_16 2 nam_mss132-9_16 Five Drafts of Chapter 6 with Author Notes, including One Prior to January 20, 1986 Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-9_17 3 nam_mss132-9_17 Four Drafts of Chapter 7, Undated
nam_mss132-9_18 4 nam_mss132-9_18 Five Drafts of Chapter 8, including One Prior to and One Following January 20, 1986 Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-9_19 5 nam_mss132-9_19 Chapters 5 Through 8, January 20 1986
nam_mss132-9_20 6 nam_mss132-9_20 Five Drafts of Chapter 9 with Notes, April 1986, Undated
nam_mss132-9_21 7 nam_mss132-9_21 Two Drafts of Book II, Chapter 1, June 1986, Undated
nam_mss132-9_22 8 nam_mss132-9_22 Book II, Chapter 2 with Author Edits, July 1986
nam_mss132-9_23 9 nam_mss132-9_23 One Draft of "The Dumb Cake" with Author Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-9_24 10 nam_mss132-9_24 One Draft of "At the Races, At the Ball", September 1986
nam_mss132-9_25 11 nam_mss132-9_25 Pages with Author Notes, Undated
nam_mss132-9_26 12 nam_mss132-9_26 Pages 1-169 with Edits, Undated
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3 nam_mss132-9_27 1 nam_mss132-9_27 Pages 170-217 with Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-9_28 2 nam_mss132-9_28 Pages 22-221, November 2 1986
nam_mss132-9_29 3 nam_mss132-9_29 Book II Revised and Edited Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-9_30 4 nam_mss132-9_30 Edited Pages, March 1987
nam_mss132-9_31 5 nam_mss132-9_31 Book II, Pages 220-282, Undated
nam_mss132-9_32 6 nam_mss132-9_32 Book II, Pages 220-280, Undated
nam_mss132-9_33 7 nam_mss132-9_33 Edited Pages, Pages 220-272, Undated
nam_mss132-9_34 8 nam_mss132-9_34 Reworking of Pages 273-285, Prior to June 11, 1987, Undated
nam_mss132-9_35 9 nam_mss132-9_35 Edited Pages 273-307, Undated
nam_mss132-9_36 10 nam_mss132-9_36 Edited Pages 288-337, 1987
nam_mss132-9_37 11 nam_mss132-9_37 Edited Pages 293-317, Undated
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4 nam_mss132-9_38 1 nam_mss132-9_38 Edited Pages 306-339, 1987
nam_mss132-9_39 2 nam_mss132-9_39 Edited Pages 317-334, Undated
nam_mss132-9_40 3 nam_mss132-9_40 Photocopy of Book I, Undated
nam_mss132-9_41 4 nam_mss132-9_41 Photocopy of Book II, Undated
nam_mss132-9_42 5-6 nam_mss132-9_42 Master Copy with Author's Editing, ca. June 10 1987
nam_mss132-9_43 7 nam_mss132-9_43 Edited Copy, Incomplete (Folder 1 of 2), Undated
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5 nam_mss132-9_44 1 nam_mss132-9_44 Edited Copy, Incomplete (Folder 2 of 2), Undated
nam_mss132-9_45 2 nam_mss132-9_45 Edited Copy of Book I, Undated
nam_mss132-9_46 3 nam_mss132-9_46 Book I, Pages 1-219 with Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-9_47 4 nam_mss132-9_47 Book II, Pages 220-335 with Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-9_48 5 nam_mss132-9_48 Copy of Book I, Undated
nam_mss132-9_49 6 nam_mss132-9_49 Copy of Book II, Undated
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6 nam_mss132-9_50 1 nam_mss132-9_50 Photocopy Book I, Undated
nam_mss132-9_51 2 nam_mss132-9_51 Photocopy Book II, Undated
nam_mss132-9_52 3 nam_mss132-9_52 Book I with Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-9_53 4 nam_mss132-9_53 Book II with Edits, 1987
nam_mss132-9_54 5 nam_mss132-9_54 Unedited Copy of Book I, Undated
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7 nam_mss132-9_55 1 nam_mss132-9_55 Unedited Copy of Book II, Undated
nam_mss132-9_56 2 nam_mss132-9_56 Unedited Photocopy of Book II, Undated
nam_mss132-9_57 3 nam_mss132-9_57 Copy of Book I with Minor Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-9_58 4 nam_mss132-9_58 Copy of Book II with Minor Edits, Undated
nam_mss132-9_59 5 nam_mss132-9_59 Book I with Gerry Howard Edits, August 1987
nam_mss132-9_60 6 nam_mss132-9_60 Book II with Gerry Howard Edits, August 1987
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8 nam_mss132-9_61 1-2 nam_mss132-9_61 Copy of Final Draft, Book I, 1987
nam_mss132-9_62 3-4 nam_mss132-9_62 Copy of Final Draft, Book II, 1987
nam_mss132-9_63 5 nam_mss132-9_63 Book I with Proof Reader's Marks, Undated
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9 nam_mss132-9_64 1 nam_mss132-9_64 Book II with Proof Reader's Marks, Undated
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4 nam_mss132-9_65 4 nam_mss132-9_65 Galley Proofs, 1987
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9 nam_mss132-9_66 2 nam_mss132-9_66 Copy ofQuinn's Book, 1988
nam_mss132-9_67 3 nam_mss132-9_67 "Dead Matter" and Book Cover, 1988
nam_mss132-10 Series 10: Very Old Bones, 1983, 1988-1993, Undated -   4.09 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
William Kennedy continued his writings about the Phelan family with Very Old Bones, his next installment in the "Albany Cycle" of novels published in 1992. This book is set in the 1950s in the city and narrated by Orson Purcell, the out-of-wedlock son of Peter Phelan. The majority of the series consists of manuscript drafts and edited copy, although there are a small number of files containing correspondence, publicity materials, articles and reviews, and excerpts of the novel published in magazines.
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1 nam_mss132-10_1 1 nam_mss132-10_1 One Draft of Prologue, 1983
nam_mss132-10_2 2 nam_mss132-10_2 Early Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-10_3 3 nam_mss132-10_3 Early Draft, October 1988
nam_mss132-10_4 4 nam_mss132-10_4 Five Drafts with Author Notes, November-December 1988
nam_mss132-10_5 5 nam_mss132-10_5 Two Drafts and Edited Pages, December 1988
nam_mss132-10_6 6 nam_mss132-10_6 Superseded Pages, January 1989
nam_mss132-10_7 7 nam_mss132-10_7 Clean Copy of Winter 1989 Draft, No Editing, ca. January-March 1989
nam_mss132-10_8 8 nam_mss132-10_8 Chapter 1 Rewrites, June 1989
nam_mss132-10_9 9 nam_mss132-10_9 Four Working Drafts with Author Notes, June-July 1989
nam_mss132-10_10 10 nam_mss132-10_10 Cut and Edited Pages, September 1989
nam_mss132-10_11 11 nam_mss132-10_11 Four Drafts of Book I, Chapter 2 with Author Notes, October 1989
nam_mss132-10_12 12 nam_mss132-10_12 Two Drafts of Superseded Rewrites, October 1989
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2 nam_mss132-10_13 1 nam_mss132-10_13 Two Drafts of Rewrites, October 1989
nam_mss132-10_14 2 nam_mss132-10_14 Three Complete Drafts, November 1989, Undated
nam_mss132-10_15 3 nam_mss132-10_15 Incomplete Draft, Pages 1-87, November 1989
nam_mss132-10_16 4 nam_mss132-10_16 Rewritten Pages, November 1989, Undated
nam_mss132-10_17 5 nam_mss132-10_17 One Draft "New Master" Copy, Undated
nam_mss132-10_18 6 nam_mss132-10_18 Chapter 4 Rewritten Pages with Author Edits, December 1989-January 1990
nam_mss132-10_19 7 nam_mss132-10_19 Rewritten Pages, April-May 1990
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3 nam_mss132-10_20 1 nam_mss132-10_20 Edited and Rewritten Pages, June 1990
nam_mss132-10_21 2 nam_mss132-10_21 Complete Draft with Author Edits, July 1990
nam_mss132-10_22 3 nam_mss132-10_22 Two Drafts of Book II's Chapter Three, Undated
nam_mss132-10_23 4 nam_mss132-10_23 Complete Draft of Books I and II with Edits, Superseded September 1990, Undated
nam_mss132-10_24 5 nam_mss132-10_24 Book III, Chapter 1 Rewrites, Superseded October 1990, Undated
nam_mss132-10_25 6 nam_mss132-10_25 Edited Pages, Superseded April, November 1990, Undated
nam_mss132-10_26 7 nam_mss132-10_26 One Draft of Books I and II with Revisions, Superseded December 1990, Undated
nam_mss132-10_27 8 nam_mss132-10_27 Book III Edited and Rewritten Pages, Superseded December 1990, Undated
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4 nam_mss132-10_28 1 nam_mss132-10_28 One Unedited Draft, Pages 1-186, Missing Pages 142-150, Undated
nam_mss132-10_29 2 nam_mss132-10_29 Rewritten and Edited Pages, Superseded January 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-10_30 3 nam_mss132-10_30 Phelan Family Geology and Rewrites, Superseded February 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-10_31 4-5 nam_mss132-10_31 Edited and Superseded Pages, Superseded March 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-10_32 6 nam_mss132-10_32 First Draft, Pages 1-195, 1991
nam_mss132-10_33 7 nam_mss132-10_33 First Draft, Pages 196-280, 1991
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5 nam_mss132-10_34 1 nam_mss132-10_34 Second Draft, Pages 1-197, 1991
nam_mss132-10_35 2 nam_mss132-10_35 Second Draft, Pages 198-280, 1991
nam_mss132-10_36 3 nam_mss132-10_36 Third Draft with Author Edits, Pages 1-197, 1991
nam_mss132-10_37 4 nam_mss132-10_37 Third Draft with Author Edits, Pages 198-280, 1991
nam_mss132-10_38 5 nam_mss132-10_38 Rewritten and Edited Pages, Superseded April-May 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-10_39 6 nam_mss132-10_39 Rewritten and Edited Pages, Superseded June-July 1991, Undated
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6 nam_mss132-10_40 1-3 nam_mss132-10_40 Written and Edited Pages, Superseded July 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-10_41 4 nam_mss132-10_41 Fourth Draft with Author Edits, Pages 1-174, Superseded July 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-10_42 5 nam_mss132-10_42 Fourth Draft with Author Edits, Pages 175-305, Superseded July 1991, Undated
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7 nam_mss132-10_43 1 nam_mss132-10_43 Draft, Unedited, Pages 1-174, July 1991
nam_mss132-10_44 2 nam_mss132-10_44 Draft, Unedited, Pages 175-305, July 1991
nam_mss132-10_45 3 nam_mss132-10_45 Rewritten and Edited Pages, Superseded August 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-10_46 4-5 nam_mss132-10_46 Rewritten and Edited Pages, Superseded September 1991, Undated
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8 nam_mss132-10_47 1 nam_mss132-10_47 Rewritten and Edited Pages, Undated
nam_mss132-10_48 2 nam_mss132-10_48 Second to Last Draft, Pages 1-189, September 1991
nam_mss132-10_49 3 nam_mss132-10_49 Second to Last Draft, Pages 190-361, September 1991
nam_mss132-10_50 4 nam_mss132-10_50 Penultimate Draft, Copy, Pages 1-189, September 1991
nam_mss132-10_51 5 nam_mss132-10_51 Penultimate Draft, Copy, Pages 190-361, September 1991
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9 nam_mss132-10_52 1 nam_mss132-10_52 Rewritten and Edited Pages, 1991
nam_mss132-10_53 2 nam_mss132-10_53 Penultimate Draft, Pages 1-204, Sent October 1991, ca. September 1991
nam_mss132-10_54 3 nam_mss132-10_54 Penultimate Draft, Pages 205-361, Sent October 1991, ca. September 1991
nam_mss132-10_55 4 nam_mss132-10_55 "Final" Draft, Viking Copy, Pages 1-189, October 1991
nam_mss132-10_56 5 nam_mss132-10_56 "Final" Draft, Viking Copy, Pages 190-363, October 1991
nam_mss132-10_57 6 nam_mss132-10_57 Final Draft, A. Silverman Copy with Notes, Pages 1-189, October 1991
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10 nam_mss132-10_58 1 nam_mss132-10_58 Final Draft, A. Silverman Copy with Notes, Pages 1-189, October 1991
nam_mss132-10_59 2 nam_mss132-10_59 Rewritten Pages, Superseded October-November 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-10_60 3 nam_mss132-10_60 Photocopy of Penguin USA Manuscript, Pages 1-189, November 1991
nam_mss132-10_61 4 nam_mss132-10_61 Photocopy of Penguin USA Manuscript, Pages 190-363, November 1991
nam_mss132-10_62 5 nam_mss132-10_62 Printer's Copy ofVery Old Bones, Pages 1-189, October 1991
nam_mss132-10_63 6 nam_mss132-10_63 Printer's Copy ofVery Old Bones, Pages 190-363, October 1991
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11 nam_mss132-10_64 1 nam_mss132-10_64 Author's Set of Galley Proofs, December 1991
nam_mss132-10_65 2 nam_mss132-10_65 Author's Set of Galley Proofs, with Handwritten Edits, December 1991
nam_mss132-10_66 3-4 nam_mss132-10_66 Master Galleys, December 1991
nam_mss132-10_67 5-6 nam_mss132-10_67 Publicity Materials, 1990-1993, Undated
nam_mss132-10_68 7 nam_mss132-10_68 Rewritten Paragraphs for "Exile", December 1991
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12 nam_mss132-10_69 1 nam_mss132-10_69 Viking Correspondence, 1991-1992
nam_mss132-10_70 2 nam_mss132-10_70 Publication Information, 1991-1992
nam_mss132-10_71 3 nam_mss132-10_71 Playboy Excerpts, 1991-1992, Undated
nam_mss132-10_72 4 nam_mss132-10_72 The Recorder, Volume 6, Number 1, Summer 1992
nam_mss132-10_73 5 nam_mss132-10_73 Articles, Reviews, Clippings, 1992, Undated
nam_mss132-10_74 6 nam_mss132-10_74 "Fan" Mail, 1992, Undated
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6 nam_mss132-10_75 1 nam_mss132-10_75 Playboy Corrected Galleys, 1992
nam_mss132-10_76 2 nam_mss132-10_76 Book Reviews and Profiles, 1992
nam_mss132-11 Series 11: Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, 1946-1999, Undated -   1.86 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series includes draft copy, galleys, research materials, correspondence, and notes used to prepare William Kennedy's Riding the Yellow Trolley Car, a collection of his essays, articles, and reviews written across four decades. This second nonfiction book from Kennedy appeared in 1993. Of note is the earliest item within the collection, a short story entitled "Eggs" from 1946 which Kennedy submitted to Collier's: The National Weekly for consideration. In addition there are files about publicity, including a book tour, reviews, and fan mail. Please note the overall dates for the series are not inclusive.
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1 nam_mss132-11_1 1 nam_mss132-11_1 Short Story "Eggs", 1946
nam_mss132-11_2 2 nam_mss132-11_2 Guys and Dolls Script and Articles, 1950-1992
nam_mss132-11_3 3 nam_mss132-11_3 John Steinbeck Information, 1962, 1968, 1989, Undated
nam_mss132-11_4 4 nam_mss132-11_4 Unused Articles with Notes, 1967-1992, Undated
nam_mss132-11_5 5 nam_mss132-11_5 One Draft "Roberta Sue Ficker", 1968
nam_mss132-11_6 6 nam_mss132-11_6 Articles and Author Notes Regarding Paul McCartney, 1969, Undated
nam_mss132-11_7 7 nam_mss132-11_7 Photocopies of "Trolley Car" Articles, 1964-1987
nam_mss132-11_8 8 nam_mss132-11_8 One Draft of "Robert Penn Warren", 1973
nam_mss132-11_9 9 nam_mss132-11_9 Correspondence and Articles, 1974, 1985, 1992-1993, Undated
nam_mss132-11_10 10 nam_mss132-11_10 Original William Kennedy Articles, 1974-1988, Undated
nam_mss132-11_11 11 nam_mss132-11_11 Kennedy Articles Used for Book I, 1982, 1985, Undated
nam_mss132-11_12 12 nam_mss132-11_12 Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Author Notes and Clippings, 1983, 1992, 1999, Undated
nam_mss132-11_13 13 nam_mss132-11_13 Notes and Photocopies, 1984, 1987, 1989-1990, 1992
nam_mss132-11_14 14 nam_mss132-11_14 "Soto," Articles and Information, 1988, 1992, Undated
nam_mss132-11_15 15 nam_mss132-11_15 Drafts and Correspondence Regarding Article "Do the Homeless Have Souls?", 1988-1991
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2 nam_mss132-11_16 1 nam_mss132-11_16 Writings and Articles Regarding "Dana's Hiccups", 1989, 1992, Undated
nam_mss132-11_17 2 nam_mss132-11_17 One Draft of "Norman Mailer Speech", 1991
nam_mss132-11_18 3 nam_mss132-11_18 "Two Grandfathers" Correspondence and Drafts, 1991-1992, Undated
nam_mss132-11_19 4 nam_mss132-11_19 Eight Drafts of "All My Days Are the Same", 1991-1992
nam_mss132-11_20 5 nam_mss132-11_20 Correspondence with Viking Press, 1991-1993
nam_mss132-11_21 6 nam_mss132-11_21 Notes and Drafts of the Table of Contents, 1992, Undated
nam_mss132-11_22 7 nam_mss132-11_22 Twelve Drafts of the "Introduction", 1992
nam_mss132-11_23 8 nam_mss132-11_23 Copyright Correspondence, 1992
nam_mss132-11_24 9 nam_mss132-11_24 Nine Drafts of "Guys and Dolls," Writings, 1992
nam_mss132-11_25 10 nam_mss132-11_25 Guys and Dolls Script Articles and Information, 1992
nam_mss132-11_26 11 nam_mss132-11_26 Guys and Dolls Book Cover, 1992
nam_mss132-11_27 12 nam_mss132-11_27 Ten Drafts of "How I Became a Baseball Fan" with Author Notes, 1992, Undated
nam_mss132-11_28 13 nam_mss132-11_28 Four Drafts of "Has Anybody Here Seen Runyon?", 1992
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7 nam_mss132-11_29 1 nam_mss132-11_29 First Set of Galley Proofs, 1992
nam_mss132-11_30 2-3 nam_mss132-11_30 Galleys, ca. 1992
nam_mss132-11_31 4-6 nam_mss132-11_31 Author's Set of Galleys, 1992
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2 nam_mss132-11_32 14 nam_mss132-11_32 Damon Runyon Information, 1992, 1994, Undated
nam_mss132-11_33 15 nam_mss132-11_33 1993 Book Tour Publicity, 1992-1993, Undated
nam_mss132-11_34 16 nam_mss132-11_34 Publicity, Correspondence, Clippings and Articles, 1992-1994
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6 nam_mss132-11_35 3 nam_mss132-11_35 Galleys, Publicity, and Research Material, 1992-1993, Undated
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3 nam_mss132-11_36 1 nam_mss132-11_36 Photocopies of Book Materials, 1993
nam_mss132-11_37 2 nam_mss132-11_37 Fan Mail, 1993
nam_mss132-11_38 3 nam_mss132-11_38 Reviews, 1993
nam_mss132-11_39 4 nam_mss132-11_39 Viking Book Guide, 1993
nam_mss132-11_40 5 nam_mss132-11_40 "Robert Frost" Draft forNational Observer, Undated
nam_mss132-11_41 6 nam_mss132-11_41 Photocopy of "Part One", Undated
nam_mss132-11_42 7 nam_mss132-11_42 Photocopy of "Part Two," Examining Writers, Undated
nam_mss132-11_43 8 nam_mss132-11_43 Photocopy of "Parts Three and Four", Undated
nam_mss132-11_44 9 nam_mss132-11_44 Photocopy of "Parts Five and Six", Undated
nam_mss132-11_45 10 nam_mss132-11_45 Photocopy of Pages 1-199, Undated
nam_mss132-11_46 11 nam_mss132-11_46 Photocopy of Pages 200-402, Undated
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4 nam_mss132-11_47 1 nam_mss132-11_47 Photocopy of Pages 403-494, Undated
nam_mss132-11_48 2 nam_mss132-11_48 Riding the Yellow Trolley Car Bookcovers, Undated
nam_mss132-12 Series 12: The Flaming Corsage, 1993-1997, 2001, Undated -   2.93 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
For his next volume in his "Albany Cycle," William Kennedy returned to recurrent characters Edward and Katrina Daugherty, first introduced in Billy Phelan's Greatest Game. Kennedy charts their lives and subsequent, turbulent marriage in the city between 1884 and 1912 in The Flaming Corsage, published in 1996. The series includes multiple drafts and edited manuscripts, book tour materials, cover artwork, reviews, articles, correspondence, and information about the audio version of the book.
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1 nam_mss132-12_1 1 nam_mss132-12_1 Prologue and Chapter One Drafts, 1993-1994
nam_mss132-12_2 2 nam_mss132-12_2 Chapter One Drafts, 1993-1994
nam_mss132-12_3 3 nam_mss132-12_3 Chapter Two Drafts, 1993
nam_mss132-12_4 4 nam_mss132-12_4 Early Draft of Chapter 1 and 2, Summary, 1993
nam_mss132-12_5 5 nam_mss132-12_5 Early Draft "Untitled Novel", 1994 February
nam_mss132-12_6 6 nam_mss132-12_6 Chapter 2 Drafts, 1994
nam_mss132-12_7 7 nam_mss132-12_7 Rewritten and Edited Pages, 1994
nam_mss132-12_8 8 nam_mss132-12_8 Chapter 3 Drafts, 1994
nam_mss132-12_9 9 nam_mss132-12_9 Rewrites and Edits, 1994
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2 nam_mss132-12_10 1 nam_mss132-12_10 First Draft with Edited Pages, 1994
nam_mss132-12_11 2 nam_mss132-12_11 "Edward" Drafts, 1994
nam_mss132-12_12 3 nam_mss132-12_12 Second Drafts, 1994
nam_mss132-12_13 4-5 nam_mss132-12_13 Rewritten Pages, 1994
nam_mss132-12_14 6 nam_mss132-12_14 Rewrites and Edits, 1994
nam_mss132-12_15 7 nam_mss132-12_15 Third Draft, 1994
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3 nam_mss132-12_16 1 nam_mss132-12_16 Rewrites and Edits, 1995
nam_mss132-12_17 2 nam_mss132-12_17 Partial "New" Third Draft, 1995
nam_mss132-12_18 3-4 nam_mss132-12_18 Rewritten and Edited Pages, 1995
nam_mss132-12_19 5 nam_mss132-12_19 Partial Chronological Draft, 1995
nam_mss132-12_20 6 nam_mss132-12_20 Incomplete Draft, 1995
nam_mss132-12_21 7 nam_mss132-12_21 Photocopy of Complete Draft, 1995 May
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4 nam_mss132-12_22 1 nam_mss132-12_22 Photocopy of Complete Draft with Author Notes, 1995
nam_mss132-12_23 2 nam_mss132-12_23 Second to Last Draft with Author Notes, Pages 1-220, 1995
nam_mss132-12_24 3 nam_mss132-12_24 Second to Last Draft with Author Notes, Pages 221-271, 1995
nam_mss132-12_25 4 nam_mss132-12_25 Incomplete Draft, 1995
nam_mss132-12_26 5 nam_mss132-12_26 Draft with Edits, 1995 May
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5 nam_mss132-12_27 1-2 nam_mss132-12_27 Rewrites and Edits, 1995
nam_mss132-12_28 3 nam_mss132-12_28 Working Copy of Draft for Viking, Pages 1-209, 1995
nam_mss132-12_29 4 nam_mss132-12_29 Working Copy of Draft for Viking, Pages 210-293, 1995
nam_mss132-12_30 5 nam_mss132-12_30 Final Draft, Pages 1-186, 1995
nam_mss132-12_31 6 nam_mss132-12_31 Final Draft, Pages 187-293, 1995
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6 nam_mss132-12_32 1 nam_mss132-12_32 Master Copy of Final Draft, Pages 1-186, Undated
nam_mss132-12_33 2 nam_mss132-12_33 Master Copy of Final Draft, Pages 187-293, Undated
nam_mss132-12_34 3 nam_mss132-12_34 Photocopies of Final Draft, Pages 93-293, Undated
nam_mss132-12_35 4 nam_mss132-12_35 Photocopy of Viking Draft, Pages 1-190, Undated
nam_mss132-12_36 5 nam_mss132-12_36 Photocopy of Viking Draft, Pages 191-293, Undated
nam_mss132-12_37 6 nam_mss132-12_37 Copy of John McElroy Draft, Pages 1-153, 1995 November
nam_mss132-12_38 7 nam_mss132-12_38 Copy of John McElroy Draft, Pages 154-209, 1995 November
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7 nam_mss132-12_39 1 nam_mss132-12_39 William Kennedy Rejected Cuts, Pages 1-164, Undated
nam_mss132-12_40 2 nam_mss132-12_40 William Kennedy Rejected Cuts, Pages 165-293, Undated
nam_mss132-12_41 3 nam_mss132-12_41 Copy Viking Proofs, 1995 December
nam_mss132-12_42 4 nam_mss132-12_42 Selected Pages Read by the Author, Pages 1-111, Undated
nam_mss132-12_43 5 nam_mss132-12_43 Selected Pages Read by the Author, Pages 112-227, Undated
nam_mss132-12_44 6 nam_mss132-12_44 Audio Story Information, 1995-1996
nam_mss132-12_45 7 nam_mss132-12_45 Book Covers, Art, and Correspondence, 1995-1996
nam_mss132-12_46 8 nam_mss132-12_46 Fan Mail and Reactions, 1995-1996, 2001
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8 nam_mss132-12_47 1 nam_mss132-12_47 Viking/Penguin Correspondence, 1995-1997
nam_mss132-12_48 2-3 nam_mss132-12_48 Book Tour Information, 1995-1997
nam_mss132-12_49 4 nam_mss132-12_49 Publisher's Weekly, 1996 March 04
nam_mss132-12_50 5 nam_mss132-12_50 Viking Book Guide, 1996 May-1996 August
nam_mss132-12_51 6 nam_mss132-12_51 Photocopy of Proof Pages, 1996
nam_mss132-12_52 7 nam_mss132-12_52 Franklin Library Edition Information, 1996
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6 nam_mss132-12_53 4 nam_mss132-12_53 Readings and Announcements, 1996, Undated
nam_mss132-12_54 5 nam_mss132-12_54 Book Reviews and Profiles, 1996-1997
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8 nam_mss132-12_55 8 nam_mss132-12_55 Publicity Clippings and Notes, 1996-1997
nam_mss132-12_56 9-10 nam_mss132-12_56 Articles and Reviews, 1995-1996, Undated
nam_mss132-12_57 11 nam_mss132-12_57 Spanish Reviews and Articles, 1999
nam_mss132-12_58 12 nam_mss132-12_58 Two Writing Responses to William Kennedy's Novels, 1999
nam_mss132-13 Series 13: Roscoe, 1996-2000, Undated -   3.3 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series consists of manuscript drafts, edited copy, and reviews for Roscoe. Published in 2002, it is part of William Kennedy's "Albany Cycle" of novels. Opening in 1945 Albany, Roscoe centers around Roscoe Conway, a decades-long insider of the Democartic Party and the political machine in the capital city.
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1 nam_mss132-13_1 1 nam_mss132-13_1 Working Drafts ofYou Can Imagine How Mac Felt, 1996-1997
nam_mss132-13_2 2 nam_mss132-13_2 Working Drafts of Chapters 1 and 2, 1998
nam_mss132-13_3 3 nam_mss132-13_3 Working Drafts of Chapter 3, 1998
nam_mss132-13_4 4 nam_mss132-13_4 Drafts of Chapters 1-3, 1998
nam_mss132-13_5 5 nam_mss132-13_5 Chapters 1-3 Rewrites and Edits, 1998
nam_mss132-13_6 6 nam_mss132-13_6 Working Drafts of Chapters 4 and 5, 1998
nam_mss132-13_7 7 nam_mss132-13_7 Rewrites (Folder 1 of 3), 1998
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2 nam_mss132-13_8 1-2 nam_mss132-13_8 Rewrites (Folders 2 and 3 of 3), 1998
nam_mss132-13_9 3-5 nam_mss132-13_9 Rewrites and Edited Pages (Folders 1-3 of 6), 1999
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3 nam_mss132-13_10 1-3 nam_mss132-13_10 Rewrites and Edited Pages (Folders 4-6 of 6), 1999
nam_mss132-13_11 4 nam_mss132-13_11 Reading Drafts for Skidmore and AWP-WI, 1999
nam_mss132-13_12 5 nam_mss132-13_12 Rewrites, 1999
nam_mss132-13_13 6 nam_mss132-13_13 Complete Penultimate Draft, September 1999
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4 nam_mss132-13_14 1-3 nam_mss132-13_14 Rewrites, 1999
nam_mss132-13_15 4-5 nam_mss132-13_15 Rewriten and Edited Pages, 2000
nam_mss132-13_16 6 nam_mss132-13_16 Rewrites and Edits, 2000
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5 nam_mss132-13_17 1 nam_mss132-13_17 Partial Draft, Pages 1-214, January 2000
nam_mss132-13_18 2 nam_mss132-13_18 Harry Staley's Copy ofRoscoe, Pages 1-214, 2000
nam_mss132-13_19 3 nam_mss132-13_19 Harry Staley's Copy ofRoscoe, Pages 215-425, 2000
nam_mss132-13_20 4-5 nam_mss132-13_20 Rewrites and Edits, 2000
nam_mss132-13_21 6 nam_mss132-13_21 Chapter 5, First Computer Draft and Rewrites, 2000
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6 nam_mss132-13_22 1 nam_mss132-13_22 "Roscoe Among the Saints" Edits and Rewrites, 2000
nam_mss132-13_23 2-5 nam_mss132-13_23 Rewrites and Edits (Folders 1-4 of 6), 2000
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7 nam_mss132-13_24 1-2 nam_mss132-13_24 Rewrites and Edits (Folders 5 and 6 of 6), 2000
nam_mss132-13_25 3 nam_mss132-13_25 Roscoe Reading Excerpts, 2000-2001
nam_mss132-13_26 4-5 nam_mss132-13_26 Rewrites and Edits, 2001
nam_mss132-13_27 6 nam_mss132-13_27 Revised Pages, January 2001
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8 nam_mss132-13_28 1 nam_mss132-13_28 Paul Slovak's Copy of Penultimate Draft, Pages 1-211, 2001
nam_mss132-13_29 2 nam_mss132-13_29 Paul Slovak's Copy of Penultimate Draft, Pages 212-415, 2001
nam_mss132-13_30 3 nam_mss132-13_30 Final Draft for Viking, Pages 1-209, February 2001
nam_mss132-13_31 4 nam_mss132-13_31 Final Draft for Viking, Pages 210-412, February 2001
nam_mss132-13_32 5 nam_mss132-13_32 Final Draft with Word Count, Pages 1-209 (Folder 1 of 2), February 2001
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9 nam_mss132-13_33 1 nam_mss132-13_33 Final Draft with Word Count, Pages 210-412 (Folder 2 of 2), February 2001
nam_mss132-13_34 2 nam_mss132-13_34 Edited and Rejected Pages, 2001
nam_mss132-13_35 3 nam_mss132-13_35 Proofreader's Edited Copy ofRoscoe, Pages 1-209, Undated
nam_mss132-13_36 4 nam_mss132-13_36 Proofreader's Edited Copy ofRoscoe, Pages 210-412, Undated
nam_mss132-13_37 5 nam_mss132-13_37 Photocopy of Rough Pages, Pages 1-146 (Folder 1 of 2), June 2001
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10 nam_mss132-13_38 1 nam_mss132-13_38 Photocopy of Rough Pages, Pages 147-292 (Folder 2 of 2), June 2001
nam_mss132-13_39 2 nam_mss132-13_39 "Author's Note" Drafts, 2001
nam_mss132-13_40 3 nam_mss132-13_40 Correspondence and Notes, 2001
nam_mss132-13_41 4 nam_mss132-13_41 Articles and Reviews, 2001-2002
nam_mss132-13_42 5 nam_mss132-13_42 Copy of Author's Rough Pages, Pages 1-146, January 2002
nam_mss132-13_43 6 nam_mss132-13_43 Copy of Author's Rough Pages, Pages 147-292, January 2002
nam_mss132-13_44 7 nam_mss132-13_44 Palace Theater Readings, January 2002
nam_mss132-13_45 8 nam_mss132-13_45 Helen and Harry Staley Reading Notes, January 2002
nam_mss132-13_46 9 nam_mss132-13_46 Galley Copy ofRoscoe, February 2002
nam_mss132-14 Series 14: The Albany Cycle, 1976, 1996, 2001-2002 -   .66 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
In 1996 and 2002 publishers packaged together several of William Kennedy's "Albany Cycle" novels into single volumes for release in the United States and international market. In 1996 Penguin Books released Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, and Ironweed together for the first time with a new author's introduction. Six years later Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster UK, published two books each containing three re-issued "Albany Cycle" novels. The first consisted of Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, Ironweed, and Very Old Bones. The second featured Quinn's Book, The Flaming Corsage, and Legs. This series includes materials related to these publications as well as a 1976 outline by Kennedy of his vision for the "Albany Cycle" of planned books, and correspondence and proposed artwork for paperback copies of "Albany Cycle" novels issued from Penguin in 2002.
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1 nam_mss132-14_1 1 nam_mss132-14_1 William Kennedy's "Statement of Plans" for Albany Cycle, 1976
nam_mss132-14_2 2 nam_mss132-14_2 The Albany Cycle: Introduction to Legs-Billy-Ironweed Volume, 1996
nam_mss132-14_3 3 nam_mss132-14_3 Galley ofLegs from the Albany Cycle/Trilogy, 1996
nam_mss132-14_4 4 nam_mss132-14_4 Galley ofBilly Phelan's Greatest Game from the Albany Cycle/Trilogy, 1996
nam_mss132-14_5 5 nam_mss132-14_5 Galley ofIronweed from the Albany Cycle/Trilogy, 1996
nam_mss132-14_6 6 nam_mss132-14_6 Book Cover Matter for the Albany Cycle/Trilogy, 1996
nam_mss132-14_7 7 nam_mss132-14_7 Drafts, Author Notes, and Preface for Albany Cycle in Paperback, 2001-2002
nam_mss132-14_8 8 nam_mss132-14_8 The Albany Cycle Correspondence, Reviews, and Book Matter for Paperback Editions, 2001-2002
nam_mss132-14_9 9 nam_mss132-14_9 Galley of Albany Cycle, Part I, Book IBilly Phelan's Greatest Game, 2002
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2 nam_mss132-14_10 1 nam_mss132-14_10 Galley of Albany Cycle, Part I, Book IIIronweed, 2002
nam_mss132-14_11 2 nam_mss132-14_11 Galley of Albany Cycle, Part I, Book IIIVery Old Bones, 2002
nam_mss132-14_12 3 nam_mss132-14_12 Galley of Albany Cycle, Part II, Book IVQuinn's Book, 2002
nam_mss132-14_13 4 nam_mss132-14_13 Galley of Albany Cycle, Part II, Book VThe Flaming Corsage, 2002
nam_mss132-14_14 5 nam_mss132-14_14 Galley of Albany Cycle, Part II, Book VILegs, 2002
nam_mss132-15 Series 15: Essays and Articles, 1963-1970, 1972, 1978-1998, 2002, Undated -   2.03 cu. ft.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Spanning several decades, this series features William Kennedy's essays and a news articles written for such varied outlets as newspapers, magazines, a city guide, a writers' cook book, a National Endowment for the Humanities Project, and a museum. In many instances, the files also include supplemental materials such as research, notes, and correspondence. Please note this series does not contain Kennedy's feature articles for the Albany Times-Union in the mid-1960s on slums, housing integration or poverty. These may be found in Series 17: Investigative Journalism.
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1 nam_mss132-15_1 1 nam_mss132-15_1 "Albany: The Lively, Improbable Mosaic Europe Created," Correspondence, 1989-1990
nam_mss132-15_2 2 nam_mss132-15_2 "Albany: The Lively, Improbable Mosaic Europe Created," Drafts, August 1990
nam_mss132-15_3 3 nam_mss132-15_3 "Albany: The Lively, Improbable Mosaic Europe Created," Drafts with Notes by S. Dumbleton and Joe [Gagen], August 1990
nam_mss132-15_4 4 nam_mss132-15_4 "Albany: The Lively, Improbable Mosaic Europe Created," Drafts with Author's Editing, 1990
nam_mss132-15_5 5 nam_mss132-15_5 "Albany: The Lively, Improbable Mosaic Europe Created," Drafts with Author's Editing, Undated
nam_mss132-15_6 6 nam_mss132-15_6 "Albany: The Lively, Improbable Mosaic Europe Created," Final Draft, Undated
nam_mss132-15_7 7 nam_mss132-15_7 "The Capitol in Albany," Introduction, Drafts and Final, 1984, Undated
nam_mss132-15_8 8 nam_mss132-15_8 "Perry Duryea," Drafts and Author Notes forNew York Times Article, 1972, Undated
nam_mss132-15_9 9 nam_mss132-15_9 Empire State College, Courses, 1990
nam_mss132-15_10 10 nam_mss132-15_10 "Getting It All, Saving It All," Correspondence, 1978
nam_mss132-15_11 11 nam_mss132-15_11 Drafts of "Getting It All, Saving It All," Edited, Undated
nam_mss132-15_12 12 nam_mss132-15_12 Grandma Moses, 1963, Undated
nam_mss132-15_13 13 nam_mss132-15_13 Correspondence and Articles Regarding Edward Hopper Publication, 1994-1995, 1997, Undated
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8 nam_mss132-15_14 1 nam_mss132-15_14 Oversized Edward Hopper Materials, 1995, Undated
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2 nam_mss132-15_15 1 nam_mss132-15_15 Galley Photocopy of "Edward Hopper and the American Imagination", 1995
nam_mss132-15_16 2 nam_mss132-15_16 "Letter to the Reader,"Zoetropes, 1999
nam_mss132-15_17 3-5 nam_mss132-15_17 Masters of Deception, Research, 1963-1997
nam_mss132-15_18 6 nam_mss132-15_18 Masters of Deception, Correspondence, 1997, Undated
nam_mss132-15_19 7 nam_mss132-15_19 Masters of Deception, Transcribed Notes of Interviews, 1997
nam_mss132-15_20 8 nam_mss132-15_20 Several Drafts of "Wag the Dog," ForGeorge Magazine, 1997
nam_mss132-15_21 9 nam_mss132-15_21 Interviews and Notes Regarding "Wag the Dog," Article, 1997
nam_mss132-15_22 10 nam_mss132-15_22 Travel Diary, Personal and Production Notes on"Wag the Dog", 1997
nam_mss132-15_23 11 nam_mss132-15_23 "Masters of Deception"/"Wag the Dog" News Clippings, 1997-1998
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8 nam_mss132-15_24 2 nam_mss132-15_24 "Masters of Deception" Page Proofs and Oversized Materials, 1997, Undated
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3 nam_mss132-15_25 1 nam_mss132-15_25 "Mr. Lonely Hearts," Information, Draft, and Correspondence, 1994-1995
nam_mss132-15_26 2 nam_mss132-15_26 "Negative Cooking, Negative Eating," fromThe Great American Writers' Cookbook, 1996-1997
nam_mss132-15_27 3 nam_mss132-15_27 New Paltz, 1964, Undated
nam_mss132-15_28 4 nam_mss132-15_28 News Clippings, 1963 September 01-1967 December 31
nam_mss132-15_29 5 nam_mss132-15_29 News Clippings, 1968 January 07-1968 December 29
nam_mss132-15_30 6 nam_mss132-15_30 News Clippings, 1969 January 19-1969 December 28
nam_mss132-15_31 7 nam_mss132-15_31 News Clippings, 1970 January 04-1970 October 04
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8 nam_mss132-15_32 3 nam_mss132-15_32 News Clippings of Interest That Relate to Articles - Not Photocopied, 1963-1965
nam_mss132-15_33 4 nam_mss132-15_33 News Clippings Written by Kennedy - Photocopied, 1965-1970
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3 nam_mss132-15_34 8 nam_mss132-15_34 "One Day in Albany," Correspondence, 1994
nam_mss132-15_35 9 nam_mss132-15_35 "One Day in Albany," Drafts, 1994
nam_mss132-15_36 10 nam_mss132-15_36 "One Day in Albany," Notes, Undated
nam_mss132-15_37 11 nam_mss132-15_37 "One Day in Albany," Research, 1994
nam_mss132-15_38 12 nam_mss132-15_38 "One Day in Albany,"Times-Union Reprint, 1995
nam_mss132-15_39 13 nam_mss132-15_39 Author Notes, Drafts and Documents Regarding Articles About Papal Visit, 1965, Undated
nam_mss132-15_40 14 nam_mss132-15_40 "The Peopling of America," Research Notes, 1980
nam_mss132-15_41 15 nam_mss132-15_41 "Remedios the Beauty is Alive and Well,"Newsweek Drafts and Final Piece, 2002
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4 nam_mss132-15_42 1 nam_mss132-15_42 "A Sense of Community," Correspondence and Reports, 1980-1981
nam_mss132-15_43 2 nam_mss132-15_43 "A Sense of Community," Essay and Scripts, 1980
nam_mss132-15_44 3 nam_mss132-15_44 "A Sense of Community," Grant Proposal, 1979
nam_mss132-15_45 4 nam_mss132-15_45 "A Sense of Community," Project Updates, 1981-1982
nam_mss132-15_46 5 nam_mss132-15_46 "They Who Became We," Drafts, 1980
nam_mss132-15_47 6 nam_mss132-15_47 "They Who Became We," Final, 1980
nam_mss132-15_48 7 nam_mss132-15_48 "Two Civilized Buildings," Drafts and Notes, 1987
nam_mss132-16 Series 16: Correspondence, 1950, 1959-2003, Undated -   .6 cu. ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains correspondence sent to William Kennedy from fellow authors, journalists, politicians, and members of the film industry. Most notably, the files document his relationships with other well-known writers of American literature, especially his decades-long friendships with mentor Saul Bellow and Hunter S. Thompson. Also included is correspondence with Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, Frank McCourt, Doris Grumbach, John Updike, and more. Materials include letters, greeting cards, post cards, fax transmissions, e-mail and one Western Union mailgram. Nearly all of the other series also include correspondence related to the respective series.
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1 nam_mss132-16_1 1 nam_mss132-16_1 Babenco, Hector, 1986, 1993-1994, 2003
nam_mss132-16_2 2 nam_mss132-16_2 Banks, Russell, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2000-2002
nam_mss132-16_3 3 nam_mss132-16_3 Bellow, Saul, 1964-2002
nam_mss132-16_4 4 nam_mss132-16_4 Callaghan, Barry, 1989-1990, 1993, Undated
nam_mss132-16_5 5 nam_mss132-16_5 Cheever, John, 1968, 1982
nam_mss132-16_6 6 nam_mss132-16_6 Cuomo, Mario, 1983-1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1991, 2002
nam_mss132-16_7 7 nam_mss132-16_7 Doctorow, E.L, 1974-1993
nam_mss132-16_8 8 nam_mss132-16_8 Foote, Shelby, 1997
nam_mss132-16_9 9 nam_mss132-16_9 Gaddis, William, 1990
nam_mss132-16_10 10 nam_mss132-16_10 Garcia, Marquez, Gabriel, 1992
nam_mss132-16_11 11 nam_mss132-16_11 Ginsberg, Allen, 1969
nam_mss132-16_12 12 nam_mss132-16_12 Grumbach, Doris, 1974, 1977-1994, 1997-2000, 2002, Undated
nam_mss132-16_13 13 nam_mss132-16_13 Heaney, Seamus, 1987
nam_mss132-16_14 14 nam_mss132-16_14 Heller, Joseph, 1994
nam_mss132-16_15 15 nam_mss132-16_15 Kosinski, Jerzy, 1971-1972, 1975
nam_mss132-16_16 16 nam_mss132-16_16 Mailer, Norman, 1986, 1988, 1991-1992, 1994
nam_mss132-16_17 17 nam_mss132-16_17 Malmud, Bernard, 1963, 1966, 1981-1982
nam_mss132-16_18 18 nam_mss132-16_18 McCourt, Frank, 1996, 2002
nam_mss132-16_19 19 nam_mss132-16_19 Merkin, Richard, 1984-1985
nam_mss132-16_20 20 nam_mss132-16_20 Montague, John, 1985-1986, 1988-1990, 1994, 1998, Undated
nam_mss132-16_21 21 nam_mss132-16_21 Morrison, Toni, Undated
nam_mss132-16_22 22 nam_mss132-16_22 Moynihan, Daniel P, 1983-1987, 1993, 1995, 1998
nam_mss132-16_23 23 nam_mss132-16_23 Nicholson, Jack, 1998, Undated
nam_mss132-16_24 24 nam_mss132-16_24 Oates, Joyce Carol, 1989, 1992-1995, 1999
nam_mss132-16_25 25 nam_mss132-16_25 Percy, Walker, 1971
nam_mss132-16_26 26 nam_mss132-16_26 Pinon, Nelida, 1988-1990
nam_mss132-16_27 27 nam_mss132-16_27 Pinsky, Robert, 1995, 2000-2001
nam_mss132-16_28 28 nam_mss132-16_28 Proulx, Annie, 1994-1997, 2000
nam_mss132-16_29 29 nam_mss132-16_29 Puzo, Mario, 1980
nam_mss132-16_30 30 nam_mss132-16_30 Quinn, Peter, 1984, 1986-1992, 1994-1996, 2002, Undated
nam_mss132-16_31 31 nam_mss132-16_31 Rabassa, Gregory, 1987
nam_mss132-16_32 32 nam_mss132-16_32 Rooney, Andy, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1999
nam_mss132-16_33 33 nam_mss132-16_33 Roth, Phillip, 1987, 1991-1992
nam_mss132-16_34 34 nam_mss132-16_34 Rushdie, Salman, 1991
nam_mss132-16_35 35 nam_mss132-16_35 Selby, Huber, Jr, 1984, 1988
nam_mss132-16_36 36 nam_mss132-16_36 Selzer, Dick, 1990, 1995
nam_mss132-16_37 37 nam_mss132-16_37 Sendak, Maurice, 1998
nam_mss132-16_38 38 nam_mss132-16_38 Shelton, Ron, 1989, 1995
nam_mss132-16_39 39 nam_mss132-16_39 Sillitoe, Alan, 1985-1986, 1988-1990, 2002
nam_mss132-16_40 40 nam_mss132-16_40 Smith, Red, 1950
nam_mss132-16_41 41 nam_mss132-16_41 Stone, Robert, 1990-1991
nam_mss132-16_42 42 nam_mss132-16_42 Styron, William, 1973, 1986, 1988, 1993
nam_mss132-16_43 43 nam_mss132-16_43 Talese, Gay, 1986-1987, 1989-1992, 1994, 1996, Undated
nam_mss132-16_44 44 nam_mss132-16_44 Terkel, Studs, 1993, 1999
nam_mss132-16_45 45-46 nam_mss132-16_45 Thompson, Hunter S, 1959-1965
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2 nam_mss132-16_46 1-2 nam_mss132-16_46 Thompson, Hunter S, 1966-1971, 1973-1974, 1983, 1996-1997, 2001
nam_mss132-16_47 3-5 nam_mss132-16_47 Thompson, Hunter S., Photocopies, 1959-1971, 1973-1974, 1983, 1996-1997, 2001
nam_mss132-16_48 6 nam_mss132-16_48 Updike, John, 1984-1985
nam_mss132-16_49 7 nam_mss132-16_49 Vonnegut, Kurt, 1970, 2000
nam_mss132-16_50 8 nam_mss132-16_50 Warren, Robert Penn, 1973-1974
nam_mss132-16_51 9 nam_mss132-16_51 Wolfe, Tom, 1991
nam_mss132-16_52 10 nam_mss132-16_52 General, 1964, 1990, 1992, 2003
nam_mss132-17 Series 17: Investigative Journalism, 1957-1998, Undated -   2.19 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series consists of draft articles, background research materials, memos, notes, magazine and newspaper clippings on a number of subjects that William Kennedy explored and reported upon, especially for his Pulitzer Prize nominated series of features for the Albany Times-Union during the mid-1960s. Those articles included investigations into Albany slums, poverty, housing integration, and racial inequalities. While the initial copy appeared in the 1960s, the files in this series document Kennedy's continued interest and active research of the same topics in subsequent decades. Kennedy used the materials on slums as background for O Albany!. Please note the overall dates for the series are not inclusive.
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9 nam_mss132-17_1 1 nam_mss132-17_1 Research Articles on Slums, Civil Rights and Housing, 1957-1988, Undated
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1 nam_mss132-17_2 1 nam_mss132-17_2 War on Poverty Booklets and Literature, 1959, 1964-1965, Undated
nam_mss132-17_3 2 nam_mss132-17_3 Public Accommodations in Summer Resorts, 1960
nam_mss132-17_4 3 nam_mss132-17_4 Housing, Rehabilitation, 1960-1961, 1965-1966, 1980, Undated
nam_mss132-17_5 4 nam_mss132-17_5 Rent Control, Housing Code, Notes, Clips, Correspondence, 1961-1963, 1965
nam_mss132-17_6 5-7 nam_mss132-17_6 Fair Housing Notes and Literature, 1961-1966, Undated
nam_mss132-17_7 8 nam_mss132-17_7 State Commissions Brochures, 1962-1963, Undated
nam_mss132-17_8 9 nam_mss132-17_8 Urban Renewal, 1962-1963, 1972-1974
nam_mss132-17_9 10 nam_mss132-17_9 Newsweek Magazine, July 29 1963
nam_mss132-17_10 11 nam_mss132-17_10 Time Magazine, August 30 1963
nam_mss132-17_11 12 nam_mss132-17_11 "Bombing in Birmingham,"Newsweek, September 30 1963
nam_mss132-17_12 13 nam_mss132-17_12 "City Within a City," Newspaper Articles, 1963
nam_mss132-17_13 14 nam_mss132-17_13 School Segregation, 1963
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2 nam_mss132-17_14 1-2 nam_mss132-17_14 Government Brochures, 1963-1964, Undated
nam_mss132-17_15 3 nam_mss132-17_15 The Negro in American History Curriculum Resources, 1963-1964
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9 nam_mss132-17_16 2 nam_mss132-17_16 Research Materials on Housing and Civil Rights, 1963-1966, Undated
nam_mss132-17_17 3 nam_mss132-17_17 Research Articles on Civil Rights and Housing, 1963-1991
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2 nam_mss132-17_18 4 nam_mss132-17_18 Intergroup Relations Booklets and Writings, 1963, 1965, Undated
nam_mss132-17_19 5 nam_mss132-17_19 Housing Data, 1963, 1965-1966, Undated
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9 nam_mss132-17_20 4 nam_mss132-17_20 Kennedy Real Estate, Poverty, and Slum Articles, 1963, 1965-1966, Undated
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2 nam_mss132-17_21 6 nam_mss132-17_21 Newspaper Articles, 1963, 1965-1967
nam_mss132-17_22 7 nam_mss132-17_22 Slum Series and South End Notes, 1963, 1965, 1971, Undated
nam_mss132-17_23 8 nam_mss132-17_23 The Negro and Puerto Rican in American History, 1964
nam_mss132-17_24 9 nam_mss132-17_24 Information About Local Fires, 1964-1965
nam_mss132-17_25 10 nam_mss132-17_25 Proposed Civil Rights Legislation, January 6 1965
nam_mss132-17_26 11 nam_mss132-17_26 Time Magazine, March 19 1965
nam_mss132-17_27 12 nam_mss132-17_27 Newsweek Magazine, April 5 1965
nam_mss132-17_28 13 nam_mss132-17_28 State of New York Temporary Commission on Revision of the Penal Law and Criminal Code, Special Report on Capital Punishment, 1965
nam_mss132-17_29 14 nam_mss132-17_29 Commission on Religion and Race Reports, 1965
nam_mss132-17_30 15 nam_mss132-17_30 Post Daily Magazine Articles, "Dark Ghetto" Series, 1965
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3 nam_mss132-17_31 1 nam_mss132-17_31 Bill Kennedy "Slum" Articles, 1965
nam_mss132-17_32 2 nam_mss132-17_32 "Housing Series" Original Drafts, ca. 1965
nam_mss132-17_33 3 nam_mss132-17_33 "Poverty War Series" Original Drafts, ca. 1965
nam_mss132-17_34 4 nam_mss132-17_34 "Slum Series" Original Drafts, ca. 1965
nam_mss132-17_35 5 nam_mss132-17_35 Civil Rights Special Report, Button-Kennedy Memos, 1965-1966, Undated
nam_mss132-17_36 6 nam_mss132-17_36 Newspaper Clippings, Including Kennedy Articles on Poverty, Urban Issues, Housing, 1965-1966, Undated
nam_mss132-17_37 7 nam_mss132-17_37 "Slums" Clippings Information, 1965-1967, Undated
nam_mss132-17_38 8-9 nam_mss132-17_38 Trinity Institution, Including Kennedy Articles and Notes, 1965-1998, Undated
nam_mss132-17_39 10 nam_mss132-17_39 The New Republic, December 3 1966
nam_mss132-17_40 11 nam_mss132-17_40 Clergy Slum Tour, 1966
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4 nam_mss132-17_41 1 nam_mss132-17_41 Liberator Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 11, 1966
nam_mss132-17_42 2 nam_mss132-17_42 "Social Science Fiction in Harlem" Article, 1966
nam_mss132-17_43 3-4 nam_mss132-17_43 White House Conference Booklet "To Fulfill These Rights", 1966
nam_mss132-17_44 5 nam_mss132-17_44 Consumer Problems of the Poor Booklet, 1974
nam_mss132-17_45 6 nam_mss132-17_45 Housing in the City of Albany, 1977
nam_mss132-17_46 7 nam_mss132-17_46 Teachers & Writers Magazine , Vol. 12, No. 3, Arts in Harlem Issues, 1980-1981
nam_mss132-17_47 8 nam_mss132-17_47 Housing, 1980, 1982, 1986-1987, Undated
nam_mss132-17_48 9 nam_mss132-17_48 New York Articles of Interest, 1994, Undated
nam_mss132-17_49 10 nam_mss132-17_49 American Traveler's Guide to Negro History, Undated
nam_mss132-17_50 11 nam_mss132-17_50 "Negro Interview Series" Original Drafts, Notes and Resume, Undated
nam_mss132-17_51 12 nam_mss132-17_51 Blaming the Victim, Undated
nam_mss132-18 Series 18: Biographical, 1969, 1983-2003, Undated -   1.28 cu. ft.
Arranged chronologically.
This series features biographical materials about William Kennedy. The majority of documents are news clippings about his work, book reviews and analysis, profile pieces, interview transcripts, articles featuring Kennedy's insights and comments on literature and the arts, and related correspondence. Of interest are newspaper clips and a program from Kennedy's first play Grand View which debuted at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany in 1996. There also is a VHS tape of William Kennedy's Albany which aired on PBS and a file discussing the celebration of the acquisition of this collection by the University at Albany. For articles written by Kennedy see Series 15: Essays and Articles or Series 17: Investigative Journalism.
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1 nam_mss132-18_1 1 nam_mss132-18_1 Interviews for "Conversations with William Kennedy", 1969, 1983-1989, 1992-1997
nam_mss132-18_2 2 nam_mss132-18_2 "An Interview with William Kennedy,"Fiction International, 1983-1986, Undated
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10 nam_mss132-18_3 1 nam_mss132-18_3 Kennedy Book Dust Jackets with Short Biographies, 1984, Undated
nam_mss132-18_4 2 nam_mss132-18_4 Visting Writers Program, Signed Poster and Reading Series, ca. 1984, ca. 1991, ca. 1995
nam_mss132-18_5 3 nam_mss132-18_5 Kennedy Profile inLiberation, 1985
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1 nam_mss132-18_6 3 nam_mss132-18_6 "An Interview with William Kennedy,"The Missouri Review, 1985
nam_mss132-18_7 4 nam_mss132-18_7 Journalism Review, 1985
nam_mss132-18_8 5 nam_mss132-18_8 "The Man Has Legs,"Film Comment, 1985
nam_mss132-18_9 6 nam_mss132-18_9 "William Kennedy: An Albany Aficionado,"Meetings & Conversations, 1985
nam_mss132-18_10 7 nam_mss132-18_10 "William Kennedy: An Interview,"The Recorder, 1985, Undated
nam_mss132-18_11 8 nam_mss132-18_11 "My High School English Teacher,"Teachers and Writers, 1985-1986, 1994
nam_mss132-18_12 9 nam_mss132-18_12 "An Interview with William Kennedy," University at Albany Publications, ca. 1987
nam_mss132-18_13 10 nam_mss132-18_13 News Clippings, 1988
nam_mss132-18_14 11 nam_mss132-18_14 "Public Radio Series: New Year, New Voices in American Literature," A Movable Feast, 1988-1989
nam_mss132-18_15 12 nam_mss132-18_15 The Poetry Center, 1989
nam_mss132-18_16 13 nam_mss132-18_16 "William Kennedy: The Singularity of Fiction,"The Yale Vernacular, 1989-1990
nam_mss132-18_17 14 nam_mss132-18_17 Contemporary Writers on CassetteNew Letters on the Air, 1989, 1996
nam_mss132-18_18 15 nam_mss132-18_18 "The Art of Fiction: William Kennedy,"The Paris Review, Edited Pages and Correspondence, 1989, 1991, Undated
nam_mss132-18_19 16 nam_mss132-18_19 Interview of Robert Penn Warren, 1991
nam_mss132-18_20 17 nam_mss132-18_20 Writing! Correspondence, 1991
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2 nam_mss132-18_21 1 nam_mss132-18_21 "William Kennedy Interviewed by Tom Smith"The Public Radio Book Show, 1992
nam_mss132-18_22 2 nam_mss132-18_22 "William Kennedy, Scruffy Soul and All,", 1992-1993
nam_mss132-18_23 3 nam_mss132-18_23 News Clippings, 1992-1993
nam_mss132-18_24 4 nam_mss132-18_24 Interview with William Kennedy, 1993
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10 nam_mss132-18_25 4 nam_mss132-18_25 Kennedy Profile inThe San Juan Star, 1993
1 nam_mss132-18_26 nam_mss132-18_26 William Kennedy's Albany, WETA, ca. 1994
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10 nam_mss132-18_27 5 nam_mss132-18_27 Le Nouvel Observateur and A Day in Albany Profile, 1994-1995
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2 nam_mss132-18_28 5 nam_mss132-18_28 "A Conversation with William Kennedy,"Image, 1994-1995
nam_mss132-18_29 6 nam_mss132-18_29 News Clippings, 1995-1996
nam_mss132-18_30 7-8 nam_mss132-18_30 "Conversations with William Kennedy", 1995-1997
nam_mss132-18_31 9 nam_mss132-18_31 "William Kennedy: Past, Passing, and to Come"The Boston Book Review, 1996
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10 nam_mss132-18_32 6 nam_mss132-18_32 Grand View Materials, 1996
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2 nam_mss132-18_33 10 nam_mss132-18_33 "Beyond Realism: William Kennedy on the Surreal and the Unconscious, the Religious, the Sublime and the Gonzo"New England Review, 1997
nam_mss132-18_34 11-12 nam_mss132-18_34 "Conversations with William Kennedy," Manuscript, 1997
nam_mss132-18_35 13 nam_mss132-18_35 Lennon Documentary Group, 1997
nam_mss132-18_36 14 nam_mss132-18_36 Interview with Colonie High School Student, 1997-1998
nam_mss132-18_37 15 nam_mss132-18_37 "William Kennedy: Conversations with American Authors", 1997-1998
nam_mss132-18_38 16 nam_mss132-18_38 "William Kennedy: A Reporter in An Imaginary World"Fiction Writer, 1998
nam_mss132-18_39 17 nam_mss132-18_39 "Albany is My Kind of Town"Rough Draft Column, 1999
nam_mss132-18_40 18 nam_mss132-18_40 Hemingway, Ernest, A&EBiography, 1999
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3 nam_mss132-18_41 1 nam_mss132-18_41 "Reading Matters,"APME News, 1999
nam_mss132-18_42 2 nam_mss132-18_42 "A Fertile Plain for a Writer,"Hudson Valley Magazine, 2000
nam_mss132-18_43 3 nam_mss132-18_43 "William Kennedy," Writer's, 2000
nam_mss132-18_44 4 nam_mss132-18_44 "It's Fiction Not Laurels, That Counts for Kennedy,"Times-Union, 2001
nam_mss132-18_45 5 nam_mss132-18_45 "Reverence for History: A Conversation with William Kennedy," New York State Archives, 2001
nam_mss132-18_46 6 nam_mss132-18_46 "Prohibition in Upstate New York: Reaction and Reform," Averill Park High School History Club, 2002
nam_mss132-18_47 7 nam_mss132-18_47 Celebration of the Acquisition of the Kennedy Papers, 2003
nam_mss132-18_48 8 nam_mss132-18_48 "William Kennedy Discusses His Characters, His Influences, and His Albany," The Buffalo News, 2003
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10 nam_mss132-18_49 7 nam_mss132-18_49 Times-Union Article, Acquisition of the Kennedy Papers, 2003
nam_mss132-19 Series 19: Trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with President Clinton, 1990, 1993-1996, 1998, Undated -   .77 cu. ft.
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In 1995 William Kennedy accompanied President Bill Clinton to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as part of an American delegation, following a cease fire between the Irish Republican Army and the Loyalist Military Command in Northern Ireland in 1994. The delegation included elected officials, business, labor, religious, and community leaders and was designed to promote both peace and U.S. investment. This series documents that particular trip, including invitations, arrangements, news clips, maps, travel items, correspondence, and backgrounders. In addition, Kennedy and his wife attended a White House dinner in 1996 given by the Clintons in honor of the President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and the first State visit by an Irish president in more than 30 years. The invitation and dinner menu and related correspondence also are included.
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1 nam_mss132-19_1 1 nam_mss132-19_1 "An Irish Empire; The Time is Right", 1990
nam_mss132-19_2 2 nam_mss132-19_2 News Clippings on Ireland, 1993-1995, Undated
nam_mss132-19_3 3 nam_mss132-19_3 Photocopy of "Conference on Northern Ireland", 1994
nam_mss132-19_4 4 nam_mss132-19_4 Statement of Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Fein, 1994
nam_mss132-19_5 5 nam_mss132-19_5 Briefing on Northern Ireland Peace Process, 1994-1996
nam_mss132-19_6 6 nam_mss132-19_6 Arrangements for Trip, 1995
nam_mss132-19_7 7 nam_mss132-19_7 Brochures, 1995
nam_mss132-19_8 8 nam_mss132-19_8 Fact Sheet on Ireland, 1995
nam_mss132-19_9 9 nam_mss132-19_9 Information Brief on the Shannon Region of Ireland, 1995
nam_mss132-19_10 10 nam_mss132-19_10 Invitations and Credentials from Trip to Ireland, 1995
nam_mss132-19_11 11 nam_mss132-19_11 News Clippings, 1995
nam_mss132-19_12 12 nam_mss132-19_12 President Clinton's Trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Speeches, 1995
nam_mss132-19_13 13 nam_mss132-19_13 Press Releases, Embassy of Ireland, 1995
nam_mss132-19_14 14 nam_mss132-19_14 Springvale Training Facility, 1995
nam_mss132-19_15 15-16 nam_mss132-19_15 "The Trip of President Clinton to Northern Ireland and Ireland" Briefing Book, 1995
nam_mss132-19_16 17 nam_mss132-19_16 Irish America Magazine, 1995
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10 nam_mss132-19_17 7 nam_mss132-19_17 Shankill (Belfast) Newspapers and Business Backgrounder, 1995, Undated
nam_mss132-19_18 8-10 nam_mss132-19_18 Irish Newspaper Coverage of President Clinton's Trip, 1995
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1 nam_mss132-19_19 18 nam_mss132-19_19 Correspondence, 1995, 1998
nam_mss132-19_20 19 nam_mss132-19_20 Irish State Dinner, White House Invitations, 1996
nam_mss132-19_21 20 nam_mss132-19_21 Map of Belfast, Undated

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