Diane Ackerman papers, 1971-1997

Collection Number: 6299

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Diane Ackerman Papers, 1971-1997
Collection Number:
6299
Creator:
Diane Ackerman
Quantity:
9.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, galleys, proofs, reproductions of published and unpublished writings, photographs, poems, articles, essays, research notes.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Manuscripts, galleys, proofs, and reproductions of published and unpublished writings, including The Planets, A Natural History of the Senses, A Natural History of Love, and A Slender Thread; also, photographs, poems, articles and essays, research notes, and other papers.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Diane Ackerman was born in Waukegan, Illinois in 1948. Her formal education, a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University (1970), an M.F.A. (1973), M.A. in English (1976), and Ph.D. in English (1978), all from Cornell University, coincided with her emergence as a lyric poet whose sensibilities are reminiscent of Thoreau, Whitman, and A.R. Ammons, among others. During the late 1970s and 1980s, Ackerman published three volumes of poetry and a verse drama, all with William Morrow. Ackerman gained recognition for her for creative non-fiction with the publication of A Natural History of the Senses in 1990, a work which combines keen observation and research with autobiographical insight. In A Natural History of Love (1994), and, most recently, A Slender Thread (1997), Ackerman continues her meditative exploration of the interconnection between the natural and human worlds. She has extended her readership with the publication of two non-fiction books for children: Monk Seal Hideaway (1995) and Bats: Shadows in the Night (1997). Her poetry appears in numerous anthologies and her prose is commissioned by a variety of magazines including National Geographic, New Woman, The New Yorker, and Victoria.
Ackerman lives in Ithaca, NY with her husband, novelist Paul West.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Diane Ackerman collection consists of manuscripts, galley proofs, and reproductions of her published and unpublished writings, which include nature books, novels, poetry, essays, and articles. The collection includes research materials and notes, photographs, photocopies, press badges, and other printed material. Chief among her books are: The Planets, Wife of Light, Twilight of the Tenderfoot, Lady Faustus, On Extended Wings, Reverse Thunder, A Natural History of the Senses, Jaguar of Sweet Laughter, The Moon by Whale Light, A Natural History of Love, Monk Seal Hideaway, The Rarest of the Rare, and A Slender Thread. Articles and essays in the collection include "Bats," "Crocodilians," "Penguins," "Whales," "Albatrosses," "Golden Monkeys," "Insect Love," "Last Refuge of the Monk Seals," "We Are Listening," "Sympathetic Magic," "How to Watch the Sky," "The Natural History of a Leaf," "Where the Sun Dines," and "The Children of Interplast"; and a play "Reverse Thunder."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ackerman, Diane.
Ackerman, Diane.--Planets.
Ackerman, Diane.--A Natural history of the senses.
Ackerman, Diane.--A Natural history of love.
Ackerman, Diane.--A slender thread.
Ackerman, Diane.--I praise my destroyer.

Subjects:
Authors, American.
Nature in literature.
Nature--Religious aspects.
Culture.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Diane Ackerman Papers, #6299. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Published Books
The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral (1976)
Boxes 1, 10, Mapcase
Wife of Light (1976)
Boxes 1, 2
Twilight of the Tenderfoot: A Western Memoir (1980)
Box 2
Lady Faustus (1983)
Box 2
On Extended Wings (1985)
Box 2
Reverse Thunder (1988)
Box 2
A Natural History of the Senses (1990)
Boxes 2-4
Jaguar of Sweet Laughter (1991)
Box 4
The Moon by Whale Light (1994)
Boxes 4, 5
A Natural History of Love (1994)
Boxes 5, 6
Monk Seal Hideaway (1995)
Boxes 6, 10
The Rarest of the Rare (1995)
Boxes 6, 10
A Slender Thread (1996)
Boxes 6, 7, 10, Mapcase
Bats: Shadows in the Night (1997)
Box 10
I Praise My Destroyer (1997)
Box 11
Series II. Published Articles
"Bats," New Yorker, Feb. 29, 1988
Boxes 7, 10
"Crocodilians," New Yorker, Oct. 10, 1988
Boxes 7, 8, 10
"Penguins," New Yorker, July 10, 1989
Boxes 8, 10
"Whales," New Yorker, Feb. 26, 1990
Boxes 8, 10
"Albatrosses," New Yorker, Sept. 24, 1990
Box 8
"Golden Monkeys," New Yorker, June 24, 1991
Box 8
"Insect Love," New Yorker, Aug. 17, 1992
Box 8
"Rodney Marsh" (publication unknown)
Box 8
"Last Refuge of the Monk Seals," National Geographic
Box 8
"In Praise of Squirrels," National Geographic, Nov. 1995
Box 8
"The Natural History of a Leaf," Condé Nast's Traveler, May 1988
Box 8
Essay: "How to Watch the Sky," Parade Magazine, Feb. 18, 1990
Box 8
Essay: "Where the Sun Dines" (Amazon Rain Forest), Travel-Holiday, March 1990
Box 8
"The Children of Interplast," New York Times Magazine, Oct. 20, 1991
Box 9
Series III. Unpublished Manuscripts
"Senses of Animals"
Box 8
Novel: "Sympathetic Magic"
Box 9
Series IV. Publicity Box 9, Mapcase
Series V. Reseach Materials Box 9
Series VI. Personal Box 9

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Series I. Published Books
The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral, New York, William Morrow & Company, 1976
Box 1 Folder 1
Ms. worksheets - Jupiter
Box 1 Folder 2
Ms. worksheets - Earth
Box 1 Folder 3
Ms. worksheets - Mercury
Box 1 Folder 4
Ms. worksheets - Mars
Box 1 Folder 5
Ms. worksheets - Asteroids, Prologue
Box 1 Folder 6
Ms. worksheets - Pluto
Box 1 Folder 7
Ms. worksheets - Saturn
Box 1 Folder 8
Ms. worksheets - Neptune, misc. notes
Box 1 Folder 9
Ms. worksheets - Uranus
Box 1 Folder 10
Ms. worksheets - Venus
Box 1 Folder 11
Manuscript - Setting copy, to p. 69, note from publisher, June 24, 1976
Box 1 Folder 12
Manuscript - Setting copy pp. 70-124, page entitled "for Carl Sagan"
Box 1 Folder 13-14
Galleys - 1976, unmarked
Box 1 Folder 15
Manuscript - Handwritten corrections, note from publisher, n.d., copyright page proof
Box 1 Folder 16
Manuscript - Xerox Page proofs: galley markings, xerox page proofs with handwritten corrections
Box 1 Folder 17
Page proofs - Master pages: pp. 1-80
Box 1 Folder 18
Page proofs - Master pages: pp. 81-160
Box 1 Folder 19
Page proofs - Author's set, notes: pp. 1-80
Box 1 Folder 20
Page proofs - Author's set, notes: pp. 81-160
Box 1 Folder 21
Photo proof sheets - Illustrated: cover-p. 30
Box 1 Folder 22
Photo proof sheets - Illustrated: pp. 31-60
Box 1 Folder 23
Photo proof sheets - Illustrated: pp. 61-89
Box 1 Folder 24
Photo proof sheets - Illustrated: pp. 90-119
Box 1 Folder 25
Photo proof sheets - Illustrated: pp. 120-140
Box 1 Folder 26
Photo proof sheets - Illustrated: pp. 141-160
Box 1 Folder 27
Blues: pp. 1-160
Box 10 Folder 1
Illustrations - Layout worksheets, photographs (folder marked 3-26-76)
Mapcase
Book jacket - Layout worksheet
Wife of Light New York, William Morrow & Company, 1976
Box 1 Folder 28
Typescript - Editorial notes, Oct. 17, 1977
Box 1 Folder 29
Page proofs - Galleys (author's set)
Box 1 Folder 30
Page proofs - Galleys
Box 1 Folder 31
Page proofs - Marked
Box 1 Folder 32
Page proofs - Unmarked
Box 2 Folder 1
Proof - incomplete: pp. 20-64
Twilight of the Tenderfoot: A Western Memoir, New York, William Morrow & Company, 1980
Box 2 Folder 2
Worksheets - Pasted ts., some galley proofs included, 4 handwritten pages on yellow paper
Box 2 Folder 3
Worksheets - Typescript with handwritten corrections, 2 handwritten pages on yellow legal paper
Box 2 Folder 4
Typescript with handwritten corrections: preface-p. 71
Box 2 Folder 5
Typescript with handwritten corrections: pp. 72-145
Box 2 Folder 6
Typescript with handwritten corrections: pp. 146-218
Box 2 Folder 7
Typescript with handwritten corrections: pp. 219-289
Box 2 Folder 8
Typescript with handwritten corrections: preface-p. 46
Box 2 Folder 9
Typescript with handwritten corrections: pp. 47-99
Box 2 Folder 10
Typescript with handwritten corrections: pp. 100-151
Box 2 Folder 11
Typescript with handwritten corrections: pp. 152-199
Box 2 Folder 12
Galleys - title page-p. 36, publisher's note
Box 2 Folder 13
Galleys - pp. 37-68, publicity sheet from Morrow, April 15, 1980
Box 2 Folder 14
Dead matter - handwritten and typed pages, miscellaneous clippings and notes, 82 pages
Box 2 Folder 15
Folio, book jacket - pp. 1-222, book jacket
Lady Faustus, New York, William Morrow & Company, 1983
Box 2 Folder 16
Working manuscript, ts. and handwritten pages
Box 2 Folder 17
Proof - Galleys
Box 2 Folder 18
Folio - 94 pp.
Box 2 Folder 19
Advance proof, publicity leaflet - 2 copies of bound advance proof, part of leaflet, (poem): "Ice Dragons in Central Park West"
On Extended Wings, New York, Atheneum, 1985
Box 2 Folder 20
Draft of chapter "Down From Nowhere Nothing's Wax-Like Blooms," ts. with handwritten corrections, pp. 295-301, 1-294
Box 2 Folder 21
Manuscript - 7 preliminary pages, pp. 1-79
Box 2 Folder 22
Manuscript - Typescript: pp. 80-154, 2 pages of titles
Box 2 Folder 23
Manuscript - Typescript: pp. 155-255
Box 2 Folder 24
Manuscript - Typescript: pp. 256-329, "about the author" page
Box 2 Folder 25
Manuscript - Computer printout, photocopy: cover-p. 111
Box 2 Folder 26
Manuscript - Computer printout, photocopy: pp. 112-219
Box 2 Folder 27
Manuscript - Computer printout, photocopy: pp. 220-back cover
Box 2 Folder 28
Page proofs - Photocopy, author's set: beginning-p. 101
Box 2 Folder 29
Page proofs - Photocopy, author's set: pp. 102-211
Box 2 Folder 30
Page proofs - Photocopy, author's set: pp. 212-308
Box 2 Folder 31
Miscellaneous - Loose pages, 18 pp., letter from Atheneum Publishers, May 31, 1985, post card "Trucking Through the Turks: A Sky Art Event, Dec. 23-31, 1982"
Reverse Thunder, New York, Lumen, 1988
Box 2 Folder 32
Manuscript - Typescript, photocopy: pp. 1-38
Box 2 Folder 33
Manuscript - Typescript, photocopy: pp. 39-76
A Natural History of the Senses, New York, Random House, 1990
Box 2 Folder 34
Drafts of chapters - Computer printouts with handwritten corrections, "Smell": 74 pages
Box 2 Folder 35
Drafts of chapters - "Smell" pp 26-35, 26-31, miscellaneous notes on "Smell"
Box 3 Folder 1
Drafts of chapters - Computer printouts with handwritten corrections, "Touch," July 16, 1988: 66 pages
Box 3 Folder 2
Drafts of chapters - Computer printouts with handwritten corrections, "Taste," Sept. 13, 1988: 60 pages
Box 3 Folder 3
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, photocopy: 6 preliminary pages, beginning-p. 83
Box 3 Folder 4
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, photocopy: pp. 85-187
Box 3 Folder 5
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, photocopy: pp. 188-289
Box 3 Folder 6
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, photocopy: pp. 290-381, 3 pages notes
Box 3 Folder 7
Typesetting copy - Computer printout with copy editor's notes, photocopy, Jan. 23, 1990: 12 preliminary pages, pp. 1-84
Box 3 Folder 8
Typesetting copy - Computer printout with copy editor's notes, photocopy, Jan. 23, 1990: pp. 85-187
Box 3 Folder 9
Typesetting copy - Computer printout with copy editor's notes, photocopy, Jan. 23, 1990: pp. 188-269
Box 3 Folder 10
Typesetting copy - Computer printout with copy editor's notes, photocopy, Jan. 23, 1990: pp. 270-389
Box 3 Folder 11
Galleys - Master, 1st pass, photocopy, Jan. 23, 1990: 25 preliminary pages, pp. 1-63
Box 3 Folder 12
Galleys - Master, 1st pass, photocopy, Jan. 23, 1990: pp. 64-145
Box 3 Folder 13
Galleys - Master, 1st pass, photocopy, Jan. 23, 1990: pp. 146-227
Box 3 Folder 14
Galleys - Master, 1st pass, photocopy, Jan. 23, 1990: pp. 228-317
Box 3 Folder 15
Galleys - Master, 2nd pass, photocopy, Mar. 12, 1990: 19 preliminary pages, pp. 1-57
Box 3 Folder 16
Galleys - Master, 2nd pass, photocopy, March 12, 1990: pp. 58-145
Box 3 Folder 17
Galleys - Master, 2nd pass, photocopy, March 12, 1990: pp. 146-221
Box 3 Folder 18
Galleys - Master, 2nd pass, photocopy, March 12, 1990: pp. 222-317
Box 3 Folder 19
Index - typsetting copy, computer printout with copy editor's notes, 56p. April 16, 1990
Box 3 Folder 20
Miscellaneous corrections - Dec. 1989-April 1990; ca. 75 pages
Box 3 Folder 21
Miscellaneous corrections - Dec. 1989-April 1990; ca. 75 pages
Box 3 Folder 22
Repro - April 27, 1990, 22 preliminary pages; pp. 1-73
Box 3 Folder 23
Repro - April 27, 1990; pp. 74-172
Box 3 Folder 24
Repro - April 27, 1990, 22; pp. 173-248
Box 3 Folder 25
Repro - April 27, 1990, 22; pp. 249-332
Box 3 Folder 26
Blues, May 16, 1990 - 19 preliminary pages, pp. 1-12, transmittal form, Random House note, "Book Club and Trade" blues; 19 preliminary pages, pp. 1-108
Box 3 Folder 27
Blues, May 16, 1990 - "Book Club and Trade" blues, pp. 109-332
Box 3 Folder 28
Folio - 19 preliminary pages, pp. 1-140
Box 3 Folder 29
Folio - pp. 141-332
Box 3 Folder 30
Notes - Transcripts of interviews (computer printout) Odor interviews: George Preti, pp. 1-9; Chuck Wysocki, pp. 9-26; Gary Beauchamp, pp. 26-40; Beverly Coward, pp. 40-49; Richard Mattes, pp. 49-59; Anne Belcher, pp. 59-69; Michael DiNovi, pp. 69-74; notes on "The Romantic Story of Scent," John Trueman, 1975; 5 pages handwritten notes on "Algonquin" stationery; interview with Sophia Grojsman, 1988, 10 pages
Box 3 Folder 31
Book jackets - one in Dutch, one in English
Box 4 Folder 1
Titles - 2 pages of titles under consideration for A Natural History of the Senses: one handwritten page, one typed page with notes
Box 4 Folder 2
Advertisement for A Natural History of the Senses, Le Monde , July 9-10, 1991
Box 4 Folder 3
Publicity poster: Stand-up display for A Natural History of the Senses
Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems, New York, Random House, 1991
Box 4 Folder 4
Drafts of poems
"Air Show in Barbados," ts. - 3 pp., ts. with handwritten corrections - 3 pp., and ts. with handwritten corrections - 7 pp., ts. with handwritten corrections - 2 pp. ) (earlier titles: "An F-15 Pilot Puts on an Air Show in Barbados," "An F-15 Pilot in Barbados,""Air Show in Barbados,")
"At Walt Whitman's Birthplace, Huntington, Long Island": ts. - 2 pp., 2 handwritten drafts - 2 pp., 1 p., 2 ts. drafts - 2 pp. each
"Autumn Laps," 3 tss. - two - 2 pp., one - 1 p.
"Because the gods are baking winter cakes . . .," one p. handwritten
"Each morning a lady cardinal . . .," one handwritten p.
"The Enabler," tss. - three drafts - 3 pp. each, three drafts - four pp. each, one handwritten p. (earlier titles "The Auroras of Autumn" and "The Trade Routes of Autumn")
"French Frigate Shoals," four tss. - 2 pp. each, one ts. one p., handwritten notes - 4 pp. (earlier titles "Tern Island Station, French Frigate Shoals)
"Halley's Comet," one 3 p. ts., five drafts, ts. with handwritten corrections, 1 p. each, one ts. with handwritten corrections - 2 pp., one handwritten p.
"Halley's Comet Replies," ts. - 1 p.
Box 4 Folder 5
Drafts of poems
"Intensive Care," one ts. - 3 pp., one ts. with handwritten corrections - 2 pp.
"Kismet," fifteen tss. - 1 p., one ts. - 2 pp., one ts. - 3 pp.
"Oasis," four tss., some with handwritten corrections, two - 2 pp. each, two - 3 pp. each, one - 1 p.
"A Pilot's Pay," one ts. - 1 p., four tss. with handwritten corrections - 1 p. each
"Portrait Without Pose," ts. - 5 pp., two tss. with handwritten corrections - 2 pp., ts. with handwritten corrections - 3 pp.
"Remodeling," ts. - 3 pp., ts. with handwritten corrections, two tss. with handwritten corrections - 2 pp. each, two tss. with handwritten corrections - 3 pp. each, 1 ts. p.
"We Are Listening," one ts. - 1 p., one ts. draft - 1 p., one handwritten draft - 5 pp.
"White Flag," ts. - 2 pp., handwritten draft - 3 pp., ts. draft with handwritten corrections - 4 pp.
Box 4 Folder 6
Page proofs - photocopy, Sept. 19, 1990: 13 loose pages, 14 preliminary pages, pp. 10-54
Box 4 Folder 7
Page proofs - photocopy, Sept. 19, 1990: pp. 55-117
Box 4 Folder 8
Page proofs - photocopy, Sept. 19, 1990: pp. 118-182
Box 4 Folder 9
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Oct. 26, 1990: 11 loose pages, 18 preliminary pages, pp. 1-72
Box 4 Folder 10
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Oct. 26, 1990: pp. 73-152
Box 4 Folder 11
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Oct. 26, 1990: pp. 153-256, "about the author"
Box 4 Folder 12
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, Dec. 19, 1990: 16 preliminary pages, pp. 1-81
Box 4 Folder 13
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, Dec. 19, 1990: pp. 82-169
Box 4 Folder 14
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, Dec. 19, 1990: pp. 170-254, "about the author"
Box 4 Folder 15
Proof, book jacket, poem
Uncorrected advance proof, bound, 240 pages; book jacket; binding sheet; "We Are Listening"
The Moon by Whale Light: and Other Animal Adventures Among Bats, Crocodilians, Whales, and Penguins, New York, Random House, 1994
Box 4 Folder 16
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections: 8 preliminary pages, pp. 1-71
Box 4 Folder 17
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections: pp. 72-156
Box 4 Folder 18
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections: pp. 157-228
Box 4 Folder 19
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections: pp. 229-317, "about the author"
Box 4 Folder 20
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, July 16, 1991: 24 preliminary pages, pp. 1-52
Box 4 Folder 21
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, July 16, 1991: pp. 53-112
Box 4 Folder 22
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, July 16, 1991: pp. 113-176
Box 4 Folder 23
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, July 16, 1991: pp. 177-240, "about the author"
Box 4 Folder 24
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, August 12, 1991: 24 preliminary page, pp. 1-59
Box 4 Folder 25
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, August 12, 1991: pp. 60-143
Box 4 Folder 26
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, August 12, 1991: pp. 144-240, index marker, "about the author"
Box 4 Folder 27
Repro - Aug. 12, 1991: 6 loose pages, 22 preliminary pages, pp. 1-59
Box 4 Folder 28
Repro - Aug. 12, 1991: pp. 60-157
Box 4 Folder 29
Repro - Aug. 12, 1991: pp. 158-240, indexing information, "about the author," "about this type"
Box 4 Folder 30
Index - Setting copy, computer printout with copy editor's notes, 34 pages, Aug. 30, 1991; page proofs, photocopy, pp. 242-246, 249, Aug. 30, 1991
Box 4 Folder 31
Design manuscript - Includes note from publisher, composition specifications, photocopy, Sept. 4, 1991: 4 loose pages, 22 preliminary pages, pp. 1-51
Box 4 Folder 32
Design manuscript - Includes note from publisher, composition specifications, photocopy, Sept. 4, 1991: pp. 52-134
Box 4 Folder 33
Design manuscript - Includes note from publisher, composition specifications, photocopy, Sept. 4, 1991: pp. 135-232
Box 4 Folder 34
Design manuscript - Includes note from publisher, composition specifications, photocopy, Sept. 4, 1991: pp. 233-317
Box 5 Folder 1
Miscellaneous - Publisher's note, title page and index, loose blues, pp. 241-249, Sept. 1, 1991
Box 5 Folder 2
Folio - Arcata Graphics note, inside cover-p. 90, Sept. 23, 1991
Box 5 Folder 3
Folio - pp. 91-250
Box 5 Folder 4
Dead matter - Dead camera copy, pp. 241-249, Oct. 5, 1991; dead matter, 11 pages, Nov. 4, 1991
Box 5 Folder 5
Uncorrected advance proof, 240 pages, book jacket
A Natural History of Love, New York, Random House, 1994
Box 5 Folder 6
Typesetting copy - Computer printout: 10 preliminary pages, pp. 1-59
Box 5 Folder 7
Typesetting copy - Computer printout: pp. 60-136
Box 5 Folder 8
Typesetting copy - Computer printout: pp. 137-210
Box 5 Folder 9
Typesetting copy - Computer printout: pp. 211-288
Box 5 Folder 10
Typesetting copy - Computer printout: pp. 289-372
Box 5 Folder 11
Typesetting copy - Computer printout: pp. 373-457
Box 5 Folder 12
Typesetting copy - Computer printout: pp. 458-499
Box 5 Folder 13
Typesetting copy - Computer printout: pp. 500-563
Box 5 Folder 14
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Feb. 9, 1994: printing specifications - 2 pages, 23 preliminary pages, pp. 1-55
Box 5 Folder 15
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Feb. 9, 1994: pp. 56-132
Box 5 Folder 16
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Feb. 9, 1994: pp. 133-185
Box 5 Folder 17
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Feb. 9, 1994: pp. 186-251
Box 5 Folder 18
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Feb. 9, 1994: pp. 252-304
Box 5 Folder 19
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Feb. 9, 1994: pp. 305-352, "about the type"
Box 5 Folder 20
Galleys - Master set, 1st pass, photocopy, Feb. 9, 1994: pp. 305-352, "about the type"
Box 5 Folder 21
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, March 15, 1994: pp. 50-130
Box 5 Folder 22
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, March 15, 1994: pp. 131-223
Box 5 Folder 23
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, March 15, 1994: pp. 224-293
Box 5 Folder 24
Galleys - Master set, 2nd pass, photocopy, March 15, 1994: pp. 294-346, "about the author" (p. 361), "about the type" (p. 362)
Box 5 Folder 25
Repro - March 22, 1994: 24 preliminary pages, pp. 1-68
Box 5 Folder 26
Repro - March 22, 1994: pp. 69-176
Box 5 Folder 27
Repro - March 22, 1994: pp. 177-266
Box 5 Folder 28
Repro dupe - March 22, 1994: 12 preliminary pages, pp. 1-95
Box 5 Folder 29
Repro dupe - March 22, 1994: pp. 96-170
Box 5 Folder 30
Repro dupe - March 22, 1994: pp. 171-257
Box 5 Folder 31
Repro dupe - March 22, 1994: pp. 258-337, "about the author" (p. 359), "about the type" (p. 360)
Box 5 Folder 32
Index - Setting copy, computer printout with copy editor's notes, April 18, 1994, floppy disk, galleys, photocopy, pp. 345-358
Box 6 Folder 1
Manuscript - Computer printouts, photocopies, annotated: "Annie's Copy" (Anne Druyan Sagan), cover-p. 170
Box 6 Folder 2
Manuscript - Computer printouts, photocopies, annotated: "Annie's Copy," pp. 171-315
Box 6 Folder 3
Manuscript - Computer printouts, photocopies, annotated: "Annie's Copy," pp. 316-back cover
Box 6 Folder 4
Manuscript - Computer printouts, photocopies, annotated: "Meredith's Copy" (Meredith Small), cover-p. 170
Box 6 Folder 5
Manuscript - Computer printouts, photocopies, annotated: "Meredith's Copy," pp. 171-315
Box 6 Folder 6
Manuscript - Computer printouts, photocopies, annotated: "Meredith's Copy," p. 316-back cover
Box 6 Folder 7-9
Dead matter/loose notes - ca. 80 pages in each folder
Box 6 Folder 10
Advance Uncorrected Proof, bound, 350 pages
Monk Seal Hideaway, New York, Crown, 1995
Box 6 Folder 11
Manuscript - Original manuscript, ts. with handwritten corrections, 16 pages, letter from Crown books, Jan. 23, 1997
Box 10 Folder 2
Galleys - (int. mechs), July 25, 1994: pp. 1-17 and cover
The Rarest of the Rare, New York, Random House, 1995
Box 6 Folder 12
Correspondence from DA's editor to DA, Jan.-Feb., Apr. 1995; partial manuscript: notes on pp. 76-98, 111, 162-193
Box 6 Folder 13
Partial manuscript: notes on pp. 163-187, 193-205, 207-254
Box 6 Folder 14
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout, March 27, 1995: 8 preliminary pages, pp. 1-38
Box 6 Folder 15
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout, March 27, 1995: pp. 39-110
Box 6 Folder 16
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout, March 27, 1995: pp. 111-183
Box 6 Folder 17
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout, March 27, 1995: pp. 184-254, "about the author," "about the type"
Box 6 Folder 18
Index - Typesetting copy, computer printout, 40 pages, Aug. 3, 1995; 5" floppy disk; page proofs: pp. 177-186; blues, pp. 175-184
Box 6 Folder 19
Laser proof - Note from publisher, 3 loose pages, 22 preliminary pages, proof, Sept. 20, 1995: pp. 1-28
Box 6 Folder 20
Laser proof - Sept. 20, 1995: pp. 29-83
Box 6 Folder 21
Laser proof - Sept. 20, 1995: pp. 84-135
Box 6 Folder 22
Laser proof - Sept. 20, 1995: pp. 136-184
Box 10 Folder 3
Layout of book jacket
A Slender Thread, New York, Random House, 1996
Box 6 Folder 23
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout: 8 preliminary pages, pp. 3-65
Box 6 Folder 24
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout: pp. 66-132
Box 6 Folder 25
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout: pp. 133-209
Box 6 Folder 26
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout: 210-289
Box 6 Folder 27
Typesetting manuscript - Computer printout: 290-361, "about the author," "about the type"
Box 6 Folder 28
Galleys - master, 1st pass, photocopy, July 16, 1996: 11 preliminary pages, pp. 1-63
Box 6 Folder 29
Galleys - master, 1st pass, photocopy, July 16, 1996: pp. 64-142
Box 6 Folder 30
Galleys - master, 1st pass, photocopy, July 16, 1996: pp. 143-215
Box 6 Folder 31
Galleys - master, 1st pass, photocopy, July 16, 1996: pp. 216-296, "about the author," "about the type"
Box 7 Folder 1
Galleys - master, 2nd pass, photocopy, Sept. 4, 1996: 11 preliminary pages, pp. 1-63
Box 7 Folder 2
Galleys - master, 2nd pass, photocopy, Sept. 4, 1996: pp. 64-134
Box 7 Folder 3
Galleys - master, 2nd pass, photocopy, Sept. 4, 1996: pp. 135-229
Box 7 Folder 4
Galleys - master, 2nd pass, photocopy, Sept. 4, 1996: pp. 230-296, "about the author," "about the type"
Box 7 Folder 5
Galleys - Sept. 19, 1996: 10 preliminary pages, pp. 1-62
Box 7 Folder 6
Galleys - Sept. 19, 1996: pp. 63-134
Box 7 Folder 7
Galleys - Sept. 19, 1996: pp. 135-229
Box 7 Folder 8
Galleys - Sept. 19, 1996: pp. 230-296, "about the type"
Box 7 Folder 9
Galleys - Sept. 19, 1996: 9 preliminary pages, pp. 1-61
Box 7 Folder 10
Galleys - Sept. 19, 1996: pp. 62-134
Box 7 Folder 11
Galleys - Sept. 19, 1996: pp. 135-229
Box 7 Folder 12
Galleys - Sept. 19, 1996: pp. 230-296, "about this type"
Box 7 Folder 13
Index - Typesetting copy, computer printout with copy editor's notes, 29 pages; page proof revisions, fax copy, pp. 297-299, 302, November 4, 1996
Box 7 Folder 14
Blues - Nov. 20, 1996, pp. 1-150
Box 7 Folder 15
Blues - Nov. 20, 1996, pp. 151-310
Box 7 Folder 16-17
Miscellaneous handwritten notes, first drafts, etc.
Box 7 Folder 18
Author's galleys - July 16, 1996, corrections: pp. i-x, 1-68
Box 7 Folder 19
Author's galleys - July 16, 1996, corrections: pp. 69-145
Box 7 Folder 20
Author's galleys - July 16, 1996, corrections: pp. 146-221
Box 7 Folder 21
Author's galleys - July 16, 1996, corrections: pp. 222-296, 2 "about the author," "about the type
Box 7 Folder 22
Author's galleys - Sept. 4, 1996, author's 2nd pass corrections: pp. i-x, 1-68
Box 7 Folder 23
Author's galleys - Sept. 4, 1996, author's 2nd pass corrections: pp. 69-145
Box 7 Folder 24
Author's galleys - Sept. 4, 1996, author's 2nd pass corrections: pp. 146-221
Box 7 Folder 25
Author's galleys - Sept. 4, 1996, author's 2nd pass corrections: pp. 222-296, "about the author," "about the type"
Box 10 Folder 4
Photograph of design, 11" x 14" black and white print
Bats: Shadows in the Night, New York, Crown, June 1997
Box 10 Folder 5
Galleys - Feb. 27, 1997: pp. 1-15; 3 early book jackets
Mapcase
Stand-up display poster
I Praise My Destroyer, New York, Random House, 1997
Box 11 Folder 1
Proof - Typesetting copy, October 28, 1997, title page-p.27
Box 11 Folder 2
Proof - Typesetting copy, October 28, 1997, pp. 28-81, 70, 79, 86, 109
Box 11 Folder 3
Proof - Master set second pass; December 12, 1997, 10:31 A.M.; title page-p. 52
Box 11 Folder 4
Proof - Master set second pass; December 12, 1997, 10:31 A.M.; pp. 53-118
Box 11 Folder 5
Proof - Master set first pass; December 12, 1997, 3:23 P.M.; title page-p. 47
Box 11 Folder 6
Proof - Master set first pass; December 12, 1997, 3:23 P.M.; pp. 48-118
Series II. Published Articles
"Bats," New Yorker, Feb. 29, 1988
Box 7 Folder 26
Partial manuscript: handwritten, 12 pages; partial manuscript: ts. with handwritten corrections, 6 pages; partial manuscript: computer printout with handwritten corrections, 24 pages
Box 7 Folder 27
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, Sept. 26, 1987: 84 pages
Box 7 Folder 28
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, Sept. 26, 1987: 83 pages
Box 7 Folder 29
Galleys - photocopy, Nov. 2, 1987: 48 pages
Box 7 Folder 30
Galleys - photocopy, Feb. 2, 1988: 45 pages
Box 7 Folder 31
Galleys - photocopy, Feb. 2, 1988: 48 pages
Box 7 Folder 32
Proofs - Page proofs, photocopy, Feb. 29, 1988: 45 pages (pp. 3-47)
Box 7 Folder 33
Publication - New Yorker, Feb. 29, 1988
Box 10 Folder 6
Galleys - photocopy, Feb. 2, 1988: 45 pages
"Crocodilians," New Yorker, Oct. 10, 1988
Box 7 Folder 34
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, March 27, 1988: 60 pages
Box 7 Folder 35
Notes, 4 pages handwritten; computer printout, 26 pages
Box 7 Folder 36
Galleys - photocopy, May 17, 1988: 47 pages
Box 7 Folder 37
Galleys - photocopy, May 17, 1988: 47 pages
Box 7 Folder 38
Page proofs - photocopy, not illustrated, Oct. 10, 1988: 45 pages (pp. 3-48)
Box 7 Folder 39
Page proofs - photocopy, illustrated, Oct. 10, 1988: 35 pages (pp. 42-76)
Box 8 Folder 1
Background material - Kent Vliet, computer printout of interview (Tape One): 39 pages
Box 8 Folder 2
Background material - Kent Vliet, computer printouts of interview (Tape Two): 41 pages (2 copies)
Box 8 Folder 3
Background materials - Peter Brazaitis, computer printout of interview: 9 pages; Arthur Jones, computer printout of interview (Tape Four): 15 pages; George Campbell, computer printout of interview (Tape Three): 31 pages
Box 8 Folder 4
Publication - New Yorker, Oct. 10, 1988
Box 10 Folder 7
Galleys - 1st revision, photocopy, Sept. 8, 1988: 47 pages
"Penguins," New Yorker, July 10, 1989
Box 8 Folder 5
Draft - Final draft, computer printout, March 14, 1989: 78 pages
Box 8 Folder 6
Draft - New Yorker draft, computer printout: 78 pages
Box 8 Folder 7
Galleys - 1st galley, photocopy, March 14, 1989: 53 pages
Box 8 Folder 8
Page proof - photocopy, July 10, 1989: 51 pages (pp. 3-54)
Box 8 Folder 9
Publication - New Yorker, July 10, 1989
Box 10 Folder 8
Galleys - 1st galley, photocopy, March 14, 1989: 53 pages
Box 10 Folder 9
Galleys - photocopy, July 10, 1989: 53 pages (pp. 2-54)
Box 10 Folder 10
Galleys - Reader's galleys, photocopy, July 10, 1989: 53 pages (pp. 2-54)
"Whales," New Yorker, Feb. 26, 1990
Box 8 Folder 10
Handwritten notes: 3 pages; computer printout with handwritten corrections: 88 pages
Box 8 Folder 11
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, 68 pages
Box 8 Folder 12
New Yorker draft, Nov. 14, 1989: 50 pages; 15 page insert, 2 pages notes
Box 8 Folder 13
Galley - 1st galley, photocopy, Jan. 4, 1990: 54 pages; 2 miscellaneous pages
Box 8 Folder 14
Page proofs, photocopy, Feb. 26, 1990: 50 pages (pp. 3-53)
Box 8 Folder 15
Publication - New Yorker, Feb. 26, 1990
Box 8 Folder 16
Notebooks: 2 - 6" x 4" spiral notebooks - 35 sheets each; 1 - 8" x 10 1/2" spiral notebook - 70 sheets
Box 10 Folder 11
Page proofs - photocopy, Feb. 26, 1990: 50 pages (pp. 3-53)
"Albatrosses," New Yorker, Sept. 24, 1990
Box 8 Folder 17
Handwritten notes, 5 pages; draft, computer printout with handwritten corrections, 9 pages; computer printout with handwritten corrections, 75 pages
Box 8 Folder 18
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten correction, 77 pages
Box 8 Folder 19
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, photocopy, April 25, 1990: 54 pages
Box 8 Folder 20
Galley - photocopy, April 25, 1990: 45 pages
Box 8 Folder 21
Galley - photocopy, Aug. 21, 1990: 45 pages
Box 8 Folder 22
Page proofs - photocopy, Sept. 24, 1990: 45 pages
Box 8 Folder 23
Background material - Peter Harrison, computer printout transcript of interview, Tori-shama, Japan, 1989: Tape 1, 30 pages; Tape 1, 52 pages
Box 8 Folder 24
Background materials - Peter Harrison, computer printout transcript of interview, Tori-shama, Japan, 1989: Tapes 2 and 3, 52 pages; computer printout transcript of lecture given by Peter Harrison: "Ocean Nomads. Albatrosses," 27 pages
Box 8 Folder 25
Publication - New Yorker, Sept. 24, 1990
Box 8 Folder 26
Notebooks - 2 - 6" x 4" spiral notebooks - 35 sheets
"Golden Monkeys," New Yorker, June 24, 1991
Box 8 Folder 27
Galley - 1st revision, photocopy, May 1, 1991: 35 pages
Box 8 Folder 28
Galley - fax copy, June 24, 1991: 35 pages (pp. 3-37)
Box 8 Folder 29
Notebooks - 2 - 6" x 4" spiral notebooks; 1 - 7" x 4 1/2" flat notebook
"Insect Love," New Yorker, Aug. 17, 1992
Box 8 Folder 30
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections: 57 pages
Box 8 Folder 31
Galley - photocopy, April 20, 1992: 36 pages
Box 8 Folder 32
Page proofs - photocopy, July 30, 1992: 35 pages (pp. 3-37)
Box 8 Folder 33
Galley - fax copy, Aug. 5, 1992: 16 pages
"Rodney Marsh" (publication unknown)
Box 8 Folder 34
Profile of Rodney Marsh, soccer player, computer printout, July 11, 1980: 26 pages
"Last Refuge of the Monk Seals," National Geographic
Box 8 Folder 35
Manuscript (earlier titles: "Hawaiian Monk Seals" and "Saving Hawaiian Monk Seals") - Computer printout, edited: 39 pages; text copy: 27 pages
Box 8 Folder 36
Page proofs - photocopy, Oct. 11, 1991: 14 pages, 3 extra pages; page proofs, printer's set, fax copy, Nov. 27, 1991: 14 pages
Box 8 Folder 37
Page proofs - photocopy, Nov. 11, 1991 (Danielle): 14 pages; page proofs, photocopy, Nov. 27, 1991: 18 pages
Box 8 Folder 38
Galley - illustrated, with handwritten corrections, Aug. 22, 1991: 13 pages
Box 8 Folder 39
Miscellaneous - National Geographic Society Expense Account book; sample page from galley; dummy, fax, 09/10/91: 7 pages; computer printout: 26 pages
Box 8 Folder 40
Notebooks - 2 - 6" x 4" spiral notebooks
"In Praise of Squirrels," National Geographic, Nov. 1995
Box 8 Folder 41
Proofs - Fitted first proof, with handwritten corrections, July 10, 1995: pp. 98-113; note from publisher; final for release, with handwritten corrections, July 21, 1995: pp. 98-113
Box 8 Folder 42
Galley, manuscript - Fax, Aug. 4, 1995: pp. 98-113; 2 manuscript text copies: 19 pages each
"The Natural History of a Leaf," Condé Nast's Traveler, May 1988
Box 8 Folder 43
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, 7 pages
Essay: "How to Watch the Sky," Parade Magazine, Feb. 18, 1990
Box 8 Folder 44
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, Dec. 5, 1988: 16 pages; computer printout with handwritten corrections, Jan. 12, 1989: 18 pages; page proofs, July 30, 1991: 8 pages
Essay: "Where the Sun Dines" (Amazon Rain Forest), Travel-Holiday, March 1990
Box 8 Folder 45
Manuscript - Computer printout with handwritten corrections: 26 pages; computer printout with handwritten corrections: 23 pages
"The Children of Interplast," New York Times Magazine, Oct. 20, 1991
Box 9 Folder 1
Article - Computer printout with handwritten corrections, Nov. 8, 1989: 57 pages; notes, computer printout: pp. 14-48
Box 9 Folder 2
Notebooks - 1 - 6" x 4" spiral notebook - 35 sheets; 1 - 7 3/4" x 5" spiral notebook - 80 sheets; 1 - 9 1/2" x 6" spiral notebook - 80 sheets
Series III. Unpublished Manuscripts
"Senses of Animals"
Box 8 Folder 46
Handwritten drafts, printout of early draft (untitled poetry book for children to be published by Crown, 1998
Novel: "Sympathetic Magic"
Box 9 Folder 3
Manuscript - Incomplete computer printout with handwritten corrections: pp. 1-76
Box 9 Folder 4
Manuscript - Incomplete computer printout with handwritten corrections: pp. 83-158
Box 9 Folder 5
Manuscript - Incomplete computer printout with handwritten corrections: pp. 159-224
Series IV. Publicity
Box 9 Folder 12
Publicity photos, 1971-1997
Mapcase
Poster - "A Luminous Evening With Diane Ackerman"
Series V. Reseach Materials
Box 9 Folder 6-9
Miscellany - Maps, newspaper and magazine clippings, travel information, and travel-related correspondence
Box 9 Folder 10
Audio cassette - "Diomedea albatrus," Library of Natural Sounds
Series VI. Personal
Box 9 Folder 11
Photocopies of incoming letters from May Swenson, 1973-1985; memorial tribute to May Swenson, Mar. 28, 1991
Box 9 Folder 13
Printed matter - Poster from March 22-25, 1983 writers' festival; The New Yorker Voices, 1990; article in Victoria magazine, January 1997
Box 9 Folder 14
2 press badges for Parade magazine