Guide to the Alison Lurie papers,
[ca. 1960-1977]

Collection Number: 14-12-2572

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
Julia Parker
EAD encoding:
Mireille Lee, July 2000
Date modified:
Jude Corina, October 2012

© 2000 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Alison Lurie papers, [ca. 1960-1977]
Collection Number:
14-12-2572
Creator:
Alison Lurie
Quantity:
5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Notes, drafts, proofs, manuscript, correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Notes, drafts, and printer's proofs of books by Lurie including Love and Friendship, Imaginary Friends, Real People, Foreign Affairs, The War Between the Tates, The Truth About Lorin Jones, Women and Ghosts, and The Last Resort; manuscript of a short story; and correspondence. Correspondents include Sue Kaufman, David Garnett, Christopher Isherwood, Olivia Manning, Arthur Mizener, Jean Stafford, and Edmund Wilson.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Alison Lurie was born in 1926 and is the author of Love and Friendship (1962), Imaginary Friends (1967), The War Between the Tates, Real People (1969), Only Children (1979), Language of Clothes (1981), and other novels. She is a Professor of English at Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Notes, drafts, and printer's proofs of books by Lurie including Love and Friendship, Imaginary Friends, Real People, Foreign Affairs, The War Between the Tates, The Truth About Lorin Jones, Women and Ghosts, and The Last Resort; manuscript of a short story; and correspondence. Correspondents include Sue Kaufman, David Garnett, Christopher Isherwood, Olivia Manning, Arthur Mizener, Jean Stafford, and Edmund Wilson.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Lurie, Alison.
Kaufman, Sue.
Garnett, David, 1892-
Isherwood, Christoper, |d 1904-
Manning, Olivia.
Mizener, Arthur.
Stafford, Jean, 1915-
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
Lurie, Alison.--Love and Friendship.
Lurie, Alison.--Imaginary Friends.
Lurie, Alison.--Real People.
Lurie, Alison.--Foreign Affairs.
Lurie, Alison.--War Between the Tates.
Lurie, Alison.--Truth About Lorin Jones.
Lurie, Alison.--Women and Ghosts.

Occupations:
Women authors.
Authors.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Alison Lurie Papers, #14-12-2572. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SERIES LIST

Series I. Books
Real People
Box 1
Love and Friendship
Box 1
Ro of Varna
Box 2
Imaginary Friends
Box 2
V. R. Lang - A Memoir
Box 2
Foreign Affairs
Boxes 3, 4
The Truth About Lorin Jones
Boxes 4-6, 8
The War Between the Tates
Box 4
Counting Sheep
Box 4
Women and Ghosts
Box 7
The Last Resort
Boxes 9, 10, 11
The Nowhere City
Box 11
Series II. Other Works Boxes 1, 2, 14
Series III. Correspondence Box 14
Series IV. Miscellaneous Boxes 2 and 13
Series V. Photographs Box 14

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
Real People
Real People (1)
Box 1 Folder 5
Real People (2)
Box 1 Folder 6
Real People - Final Revisions (1)
Box 1 Folder 7
Real People - Final Revisions (2)
Box 1 Folder 8
Real People - Final Version (1)
Box 1 Folder 9
Real People - Final Version (2)
Box 1 Folder 10
Real People - ? Version (1)
Box 1 Folder 11
Real People - ? Version (2)
Box 1 Folder 12
Real People - Text setting copy (1), 1969
Box 1 Folder 13
Real People - Text setting copy (2), 1969
Box 1 Folder 14
Real People - Printer's proof, 6 Jan 1969
Box 1 Folder 15
Real People - Printer's proof, 19 Feb 1969
Box 1 Folder 16
Real People - Printer's proof - Author's set
Box 1 Folder 17
Real People - Plate proofs
Box 1 Folder 18
Love and Friendship
Love and Friendship - Notes
Box 1 Folder 19
Love and Friendship - Draft (1)
Box 1 Folder 20
Love and Friendship - Draft (2)
Box 1 Folder 21
Love and Friendship - Draft (3)
Box 1 Folder 22
Love and Friendship - Draft (4)
Box 1 Folder 23
Love and Friendship - Draft (5)
Box 1 Folder 24
Love and Friendship - Final version used by printer (1), 28 Sep 1961
Box 1 Folder 25
Love and Friendship - Final version used by printer (2), 28 Sep 1961
Box 1 Folder 26
Love and Friendship - Final version used by printer (3), 28 Sep 1961
Box 1 Folder 27
Love and Friendship - Final version used by printer (4), 28 Sep 1961
Box 1 Folder 28
Love and Friendship - Printer's proof
Box 2 Folder 1
Love and Friendship - reviews and letters, 1961-62
Box 11 Folder 1
Love and Friendship - British edition, 1962-67
Box 11 Folder 2
Love and Friendship - US edition, 1961-69
Box 11 Folder 3
Ro of Varna
Ro of Varna - Notes for revision (used), 1966
Box 2 Folder 3
also cut material, preliminary notes, theory, etc.
Ro of Varna (1)
Box 2 Folder 4
Ro of Varna (2)
Box 2 Folder 5
Ro of Varna (3)
Box 2 Folder 6
Ro of Varna (4)
Box 2 Folder 7
Ro of Varna - First draft (1)
Box 2 Folder 8
Ro of Varna - First draft (2)
Box 2 Folder 9
Ro of Varna - First draft (3)
Box 2 Folder 10
Ro of Varna - First draft (4)
Box 2 Folder 11
Ro of Varna - Second draft - incomplete (1)
Box 2 Folder 12
Ro of Varna - Second draft - incomplete (2)
Box 2 Folder 13
Ro of Varna - Second draft - incomplete (3)
Box 2 Folder 14
Ro of Varna - Third draft (1)
Box 2 Folder 15
Ro of Varna - Third draft (2)
Box 2 Folder 16
Ro of Varna - Third draft (3)
Box 2 Folder 17
Ro of Varna - Third draft (4)
Box 2 Folder 18
Ro of Varna - Imaginary Friends (1)
Box 2 Folder 19
Ro of Varna - Imaginary Friends (2)
Box 2 Folder 20
Ro of Varna - Imaginary Friends (3)
Box 2 Folder 21
Ro of Varna - Imaginary Friends (4)
Box 2 Folder 22
Ro of Varna - US edition, 1966-67
Box 11 Folder 9
Ro of Varna - US edition: reviews, 1967-68
Box 11 Folder 10
Ro of Varna - British edition: letters and reviews, 1967-78
Box 11 Folder 11
Ro of Varna - British edition, 1966-67
Box 11 Folder 12
Imaginary Friends
Imaginary Friends (1)
Box 2 Folder 23
Imaginary Friends (2)
Box 2 Folder 24
V. R. Lang - A Memoir
V. R. Lang - A Memoir, 1959
Box 2 Folder 25
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs - Plan
Box 3 Folder 1
Foreign Affairs - People
Box 3 Folder 2
Foreign Affairs - first draft (story) - rejected passages, 1979
Box 3 Folder 3
Foreign Affairs - chapter 9
Box 3 Folder 4
Foreign Affairs - chapter 9 - notes, etc. used
Box 3 Folder 5
Foreign Affairs - revisions - add in, 1983
Box 3 Folder 6
Foreign Affairs - used, cut
Box 3 Folder 7
Foreign Affairs - pp. 1-1 thru 2-14
Box 4 Folder 43
Foreign Affairs - pp. 2-15 thru 3-14
Box 4 Folder 44
Foreign Affairs - pp. 3-15 thru 4-29
Box 4 Folder 45
Foreign Affairs - pp. 4-30 thru 6-14
Box 4 Folder 46
Foreign Affairs - pp. 6-15 thru 8-14
Box 4 Folder 47
Foreign Affairs - pp. 8-15 thru 10-14
Box 4 Folder 48
Foreign Affairs - pp. 10-15 thru 12-29
Box 4 Folder 49
The Truth About Lorin Jones
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (1), 1985
Box 4 Folder 1
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (2), 1986
Box 4 Folder 2
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (3), 1987
Box 4 Folder 3
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (4), 1987
Box 4 Folder 4
The Truth About Loren Jones - pp. 1-1 thru 3-14
Box 4 Folder 5
The Truth About Loren Jones - pp. 3-15 thru 5-14
Box 4 Folder 6
The Truth About Loren Jones - pp. 5-15 thru 7-14
Box 4 Folder 7
The Truth About Loren Jones - pp. 7-15 thru 9-14
Box 4 Folder 8
The Truth About Loren Jones - pp. 9-15 thru 11-14
Box 4 Folder 9
The Truth About Loren Jones - pp. 11-15 thru 13-14
Box 4 Folder 10
The Truth About Loren Jones - pp. 13-15 thru 16-22
Box 4 Folder 11
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (5), 1987
Box 5 Folder 1
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (6), 1987
Box 5 Folder 2
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (7), 1987
Box 5 Folder 3
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (8), 1987
Box 5 Folder 4
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (9), 1987
Box 5 Folder 5
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (10), 1987
Box 5 Folder 6
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (11)
Box 6 Folder 1
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (12)
Box 6 Folder 2
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (13)
Box 6 Folder 3
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (14)
Box 6 Folder 4
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (15)
Box 6 Folder 5
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (16)
Box 6 Folder 6
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (17)
Box 6 Folder 7
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (18)
Box 6 Folder 8
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (19)
Box 6 Folder 9
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (20)
Box 6 Folder 10
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (21)
Box 6 Folder 11
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (22)
Box 6 Folder 12
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (23)
Box 6 Folder 13
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (24)
Box 6 Folder 14
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (25)
Box 6 Folder 15
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (26)
Box 6 Folder 16
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (27)
Box 6 Folder 17
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (28)
Box 6 Folder 18
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (29)
Box 6 Folder 19
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (30)
Box 6 Folder 20
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (31)
Box 6 Folder 21
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (32)
Box 6 Folder 22
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (33)
Box 6 Folder 23
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (34)
Box 6 Folder 24
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (35)
Box 6 Folder 25
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (36)
Box 6 Folder 26
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (37)
Box 6 Folder 27
The Truth About Loren Jones - early versions and notes (38)
Box 6 Folder 28
The Truth About Loren Jones - full manuscript, 1988
Box 8 Folder 1
The War Between the Tates
The War Between the Tates - outline and notes
Box 4 Folder 12
The War Between the Tates - lists of changes, Dec 1973
Box 4 Folder 13
The War Between the Tates - pp. 1-1 thru 2-14
Box 4 Folder 14
The War Between the Tates - pp. 2-15 thru 3-14
Box 4 Folder 15
The War Between the Tates - pp. 3-15 thru 4-14
Box 4 Folder 16
The War Between the Tates - pp. 4-15 thru 6-14
Box 4 Folder 17
The War Between the Tates - pp. 6-15 thru 8-14
Box 4 Folder 18
The War Between the Tates - pp. 8-15 thru 10-14
Box 4 Folder 19
The War Between the Tates - pp. 10-15 thru 12-14
Box 4 Folder 20
The War Between the Tates - pp. 12-15 thru 13-14
Box 4 Folder 21
The War Between the Tates - pp. 13-15 thru 14-14
Box 4 Folder 22
The War Between the Tates - pp. 14-15 thru 15-14
Box 4 Folder 23
The War Between the Tates - pp. 15-15 thru 16-29
Box 4 Folder 24
The War Between the Tates - pp. 16-30 thru 17-41
Box 4 Folder 25
The War Between the Tates - pp. 1-50, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 26
The War Between the Tates - pp. 51-100, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 27
The War Between the Tates - pp. 101-150, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 28
The War Between the Tates - pp. 151-200, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 29
The War Between the Tates - pp. 201-250, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 30
The War Between the Tates - pp. 251-300, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 31
The War Between the Tates - pp. 301-350, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 32
The War Between the Tates - pp. 351-400, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 33
The War Between the Tates - pp. 401-450, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 34
The War Between the Tates - pp. 451-500, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 35
The War Between the Tates - pp. 501-555, setting copy
Box 4 Folder 36
Franco-Erican War - used and cut (A),The War Between the Tates
Box 4 Folder 37
Franco-Erican War - used and cut (B), The War Between the Tates
Box 4 Folder 38
Franco-Erican War - used and cut (C), The War Between the Tates
Box 4 Folder 39
Counting Sheep
Counting Sheep - early versions and notes (A)
Box 4 Folder 40
Counting Sheep - early versions and notes (B)
Box 4 Folder 41
Counting Sheep - early versions and notes (C)
Box 4 Folder 42
Women and Ghosts
Women and Ghosts - "Ilse's House"
Box 7 Folder 1
Women and Ghosts - "The Pool People"
Box 7 Folder 2
Women and Ghosts - "The Highboy"
Box 7 Folder 3
Women and Ghosts - "Counting Sheep"
Box 7 Folder 4
Women and Ghosts - "In the Shadow"
Box 7 Folder 5
Women and Ghosts - "Waiting for the Baby"
Box 7 Folder 6
Women and Ghosts - "Fat People"
Box 7 Folder 7
Women and Ghosts - "Another Halloween"
Box 7 Folder 8
Women and Ghosts - "The Double Poet"
Box 7 Folder 9
Women and Ghosts - Revisions: "Ilse's House"
Box 7 Folder 10
Women and Ghosts - Notes/drafts: "The Pool People"
Box 7 Folder 11
Women and Ghosts - Notes/drafts: "The Highboy"
Box 7 Folder 12
Women and Ghosts - Notes/drafts: "Counting Sheep"
Box 7 Folder 13
Women and Ghosts - Notes/drafts: "In the Shadow" and "Another Halloween"
Box 7 Folder 14
Women and Ghosts - Notes/drafts: "The Double Poet"
Box 7 Folder 15
Women and Ghosts - style sheet, text page make-up sheet, composition specs, manuscript, 1994
Box 11 Folder 13
The Last Resort
The Last Resort - character, plans, chronology, 1994
Box 9 Folder 1
The Last Resort - epigraphs and research, 1994-5
Box 9 Folder 2
The Last Resort - notes, 1995-6
Box 9 Folder 3
The Last Resort - used notes, 1995-7
Box 9 Folder 4
The Last Resort - early chapters
Box 9 Folder 5
The Last Resort - notes, 1995-6
Box 9 Folder 5
The Last Resort - notes, used and cut, 1995-6
Box 9 Folder 6
The Last Resort - notes, used and cut, ch. 1-2
Box 9 Folder 7
The Last Resort - notes, used and cut, ch. 3-5
Box 9 Folder 8
The Last Resort - notes, used and cut, ch. 6-8
Box 9 Folder 9
The Last Resort - notes, used and cut, ch. 9-11
Box 9 Folder 10
The Last Resort - manuscript 1-1 to 3-20
Box 10 Folder 1
The Last Resort - manuscript 4-1 to 6-21
Box 10 Folder 2
The Last Resort - manuscript 7-1 to 9-25
Box 10 Folder 3
The Last Resort - manuscript 10-1 to 11-24
Box 10 Folder 4
The Last Resort - manuscript 12-1 to 15-25
Box 10 Folder 5
The Last Resort - typescript 1-7 to 12-11a (corrections)
Box 10 Folder 6
The Last Resort - typescript Manatees, 1-1 to 3-22
Box 10 Folder 7
The Last Resort - typescript 4-1 to 6-21
Box 10 Folder 8
The Last Resort - typescript 7-1 to 9-28
Box 10 Folder 9
The Last Resort - typescript 10-1 to 12-22
Box 10 Folder 10
The Last Resort - typescript 13-1 to 15-27
Box 10 Folder 11
The Last Resort - notes used and cut
Box 11 Folder 14
The Nowhere City
The Nowhere City - British edition: reviews, letters, 1964-65
Box 11 Folder 4
The Nowhere City - US edition, 1963-67
Box 11 Folder 5
The Nowhere City - US edition: letters and reviews, 1965-74
Box 11 Folder 6
The Nowhere City - France, 1965-67
Box 11 Folder 7
The Nowhere City - England, 1964-76
Box 11 Folder 8
Reflections of a Lady Writer, 1966
Box 1 Folder 1
Yaddo - Notes - General
Box 1 Folder 2
Yaddo - Used and cut first draft
Box 1 Folder 3
Yaddo - Used and cut second draft
Box 1 Folder 4
The Pool People, 12 Jan 1991
Box 2 Folder 26
Rabbit - Notes and drafts, 1990
Box 2 Folder 27
Ilse's House - short story in New York Woman, Apr 1990
Box 2 Folder 28
Familiar Spirits
Box 2 Folder 29
Familiar Spirits, manuscript annotated by Sandy McClatchy
Box 14 Folder 16
Only Children - Notes
Box 2 Folder 30
Waiting for the Baby - Notes and revisions, 1993
Box 2 Folder 31
Saturday's Brides - Mademoiselle article, April 1949
Box 14 Folder 2
Truth and Consequences - Notes
Box 14 Folder 3
Truth and Consequences - Used and Cut
Box 14 Folder 4-7
Letters from writers
Box 2 Folder 29
Mademoiselle article: :Saturday's Brides," 1949
Box 12 Folder 1
Truth and Consequences - notes
Box 12 Folder 2
Truth and Consequences - used and cut
Box 12 Folder 3-6
Letters from writers: Sue Kaufman, Christopher Isherwood, Olivia Manning, Arthur Mizener, Jean Stafford, Edmund Wilson
Box 14
Saul Bellow letter, 1959
Box 14 Folder 2
Robert Creely e-mail
Box 14 Folder 3
Robert Creely letters
Box 14 Folder 4
Edward Gorey, 1952-1967
Box 14 Folder 5
Imaginary Friends, correspondence and clippings 1967-1968
Box 14 Folder 6
Imaginary Friends TV, correspondence and clippings 1986-1988
Box 14 Folder 7
Howard Nemerov 1968
Box 14 Folder 8
Spiritualist Hymnal, 1911
Box 2 Folder 2
Videocassette: Alison Lurie, V-846 [production cassette] 1985
Box 13
Videocassette: Foreign Affair, Part 1, V-847 [VHS] 1992
Box 13
Videocassette: Imaginary Friends, Part 3, V-848 [VHS]
Box 13
Audiocassette: Ithaca College Reading, tr8167a 1985
Box 13
Audiocassette: Reading from Only Children, tr8168a
Box 13
Audiocassette: Interview, tr8169a
Box 13
Audiocassette: Listening and Reading 3, sides 1 and 2, tr8170a 1990
Box 13
Audiocassette: Listening and Reading 3, sides 3 and 4, tr8171a 1990
Box 13
Interviews, 1987-1998
Box 14 Folder 8
Seminar notes 1992
Box 14 Folder 9
Foundation Agenda 1997
Box 14 Folder 14
Alison Lurie, ages 1-16
Box 14 Folder 10
Alison Lurie, publicity photos and misc.
Box 14 Folder 11
Photographs of A. L.'s students, 1976-1997
Box 14 Folder 12
Imaginary Friends, 1987
Box 14 Folder 13