21 oxes, plus 1 print box (8.75 linear feet)
The John Crowley papers, ca. 1962-2000, document the creation and realization of his novels, short stories, and scripts. The Diaries subseries contains 12 journals written between 1964 and 1995, arranged chronologically. The Fiction subseries contains Crowley's manuscripts, working drafts and publication matter for seven novels and two short story collections. The Film and Television subseries contains thirty scripts including six feature filmscripts, five unrealized documentaries, and two television proposals. Eight of the documentary scripts were written in collaboration with his wife, Laurie Block. The Commercial Project subseries includes advertising copy, narration for a fireworks display, and short articles from a variety of publications.
With the exception of The Deep, all novels to 2000 are represented in this collection. An earlier state of Crowley's novel Engine Summer, written 1967-8, was then titled Learning to Live With It. Ember Days is an early version of part 1 of his novel Love & Sleep, and was originally intended by his publisher to be issued as a free-standing work.
The four stories collected in Novelty (1989) are present, as are five of the seven short stories collected in Antiquities (1993): "The Green Child," "Missolonghi 1824," "Snow," "Exogamy," and "Her Bounty to the Dead." There are two draft versions (1962 & 1967) of another story, "Holy Saturday," which was also published in Shadows.
Limited photocopies can be provided upon receipt of written authorization from the copyright holder.
American writer of novels, short stories, and film and television scripts.
An unpublished finding aid with folder level control is available in the repository and at the URL above.