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Guide to the Frederick Schiller Faust Papers, ca. 1910-1992 (bulk 1911-1944)
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Box 1, folders 1-13

Series 1: Personal Correspondence, 1915-1944

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically, and then chronologically.
Contains primarily outgoing correspondence, with some incoming correspondence interfiled.
Box 1, folder 1

Miscellaneous, A-Z, including 1916-40; n.d.

 

George W. Barnes

 

George A. Smithson

 

H. Morse Stephens

folder 2

Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942 1917

folder 3

Downey, Thomas 1915

folder 4-5

Flandreau, Grace 1942; n.d.

folder 6

Greely, Florence 1932-35; n.d.

folder 7

Hart, Walter Morris, 1872- 1931-41

folder 8

McLean, Pinckney 1939-44

folder 9

Myers, Alice Lee 1933

folder 10

Norton, Daniel Silas, 1908-1951 1934-40

folder 11

Rooney, Harvey 1918-34

folder 12

Saxton, Gene, and Canfield, Cass, 1897- 1940

folder 13

Tillson, Adele Downey 1924

Box 1, folders 14-21; Boxes 2-3

Series 2: Family Correspondence, 1918-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Divided into two sub-series: letters sent and letters received.
Letters sent consist of those written by Faust to his wife, Dorothy. Letters received are from Faust's son-in-law, Robert Olney Easton.
 

Letters Sent, 1918-1944.

Box 1, folder 14-21

to Dorothy 1918-19

Box 2, folder 1-4

to Dorothy 1921

folder 5-16

to Dorothy 1928-33

folder 17-21

to Dorothy 1936-37

Box 3, folder 1-6

to Dorothy 1938-39

folder 7-8

to Dorothy 1941

folder 9-12

to Dorothy 1944

folder 13

to Dorothy ca. 1918-30

Physical Description: [typed transcripts]
folder 14

to John Faust 1933-41

folder 15-16

to Jane Faust and Robert Easton 1939-43

 

Letters Received, 1941-1942.

Box 3, folder 17

from Robert Olney Easton 1941-42

Carton 1; Carton 2, folders 1-16

Series 3: Writings, ca. 1910-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Divided into three sub-series: Prose, Poetry, and Plays and Screenplays; arranged alphabetically by title.
Contains copies of published materials as well as materials in typescript or draft form.
 

Prose

Ctn. 1, folder 1

After April June 10, 1944

Physical Description: (photocopy of article published in Saturday Evening Post)
folder 2

Casanova n.d.

Physical Description: (sketch for film studio)
folder 3

The Collector n.d.

Physical Description: (typescript of article)
folder 4

Explaining Margot Dec. 1933

Physical Description: (photocopy of article published in Corner Magazine)
folder 5

The Fate of Llewellyn Cadmon June 1911

Physical Description: (photocopy)
folder 6

I am the Emperor June 1911

Physical Description: (photocopy)
folder 7

John Ovington July 1974

Additional Note

(published in Argosy)
folder 8

The King is Dead 1910

Physical Description: (photocopy of typescript)
folder 9

The King is Dead 1910

Physical Description: (photocopy of published form)
folder 10-11

Some Doubted n.d.

Physical Description: (typescript)
folder 12-13

The Squadron ca. 1943-44

Physical Description: (typescript)
folder 14

We Are Going Home 1940

Physical Description: (photocopy from 25th Reunion, Class of 1915, University of California)
folder 15

Wycherly (Civil War) n.d.

Physical Description: (typescript)
 

Poetry

Ctn. 1, folder 16

Balin 1922

folder 17

Briaereis n.d.

folder 18

Dionysus in Hades 1933

Physical Description: (mock-up and reviews)
folder 19

Gethsemane n.d.

folder 20

Heaven on Earth n.d.

folder 21

Sapho n.d.

folder 22

St. Francis n.d.

folder 23

Tristan and Iseult n.d.

Physical Description: (typescript)
folder 24

The Wonderful Maid 1916

Additional Note

(published in The Bang)
folder 25-26

Miscellaneous poems, A-Z n.d.

Ctn. 2, folder 1-3

Drafts of poems n.d.

Physical Description: (untitled)
folder 4

The Sycamore June 1911

folder 5-12

The Occident 1913-14

folder 13

Poems published in The Occident ca. 1916

Physical Description: [copyprints]
 

Plays and Screenplays

Ctn. 2, folder 14

The Conspirators June 7, 1943

Physical Description: (screenplay)
folder 15

The Prophet n.d.

Physical Description: (typescript)
folder 16

Rimini n.d.

Physical Description: (typescript)
Carton 2, folders 17-26; Carton 3, folders 1-4; Box 4

Series 4: Notes and Notebooks, 1934-1944 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Working notes relating to various topics and projects. Several notebooks contain dialogue and vocabulary notes, with typed notecards and small pocket notebooks in Box 4.
Ctn. 1, folder 17

Notes on The Tempest May 1942

folder 18

War notes ca. 1942-44

folder 19-21

Notes - miscellany n.d.

folder 22

Notebook: dialogue n.d.

folder 23

Notebook: Early California, Dogs, and The Lost San Saba Mines n.d.

folder 24

Notebook: Gypsies, Hoboes, and Montana n.d.

folder 25

Notebook: Silk, Woolen and Worsted Glossary, Weaves, Lace and Embroidery, and Printing n.d.

folder 26

Notebook: [story sketches] n.d.

Box 4, folder 1-12

Notecards n.d.

folder 13

Notes n.d.

folder 14-22

Notebooks n.d.

Ctn. 3, folder 1-4

Notebooks n.d.; 1934

Carton 3, folders 5-27

Series 5: Biographical Material, 1915-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Contains bibliographies, articles and reviews, fanzines, and biographies, as well as correspondence, notes, and reminiscences collected by Faust's biographers, John Schoolcraft and Robert Olney Easton.
Ctn. 3, folder 5

Bibliographies ca. 1948

folder 6

Collected Reviews 1919-92

folder 7-8

Magazine articles and reviews 1915-87

folder 9-12

The Fabulous Faust fanzines 1948-51

Physical Description: (annotated mockups)

Additional Note

(Vol. 1, Nos. 1-3 ; Vol. 2, No. 1)
folder 13-16

The Fabulous Faust: His Life and Letters by John Schoolcraft ca. 1955

Physical Description: (typescript)
folder 17

Robert Olney Easton, Unforgettable 'Max Brand' 1982; 1985

folder 18

Letters sent to John Schoolcraft and Leonard Bacon, including 1916-17; 1950, n.d.

 

R. H. Davis

 

Pinckney McLean

folder 19

Correspondence between John Schoolcraft and Leonard Bacon 1944-51

folder 20

Correspondence between John Schoolcraft and Robert Easton 1944-75

folder 21

Letters sent to Robert Easton, including 1944-75

 

Brandt & Brandt

 

John A. Cooper

 

Thomas B. Costain

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Mamie Dowd Eisenhower

 

W. R. Hearst, Jr.

 

Archibald McLeish

 

Gene Tunney

 

Thornton Wilder

folder 22

Reminiscences sent to John Schoolcraft and Leonard Bacon, including 1944-51, n.d.

 

F. E. Blackwell

 

John A. Cooper, M.D.

 

Grace Flandreau

 

Ben Knapp

 

Pinckney McLean

 

Kenneth Perkins

 

Harvey Roney

folder 23

Reminiscences, miscellaneous, including 1944-49

 

Carl Brandt

 

Cass Canfield

 

Dana Burnet

folder 24

Reviews of Robert Olney Easton's Max Brand, The Big "Westerner" 1970

folder 25

Max Brand stories made into film 1918-59

folder 26

Magazine articles, clippings re television shows 1963-77

folder 27

Robert Olney Easton's notes for Max Brand 1965-68

Box 5

Series 6: Personal and Family Papers, 1915-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Letters of condolence and reminiscences sent to Dorothy Faust and other family members. Also contains a small group of Faust's personal papers, including a diary, letters of introduction, and military, wedding, and obituary documents. Personal papers of Dorothy Faust, 1932-1952, include family letters to George Winthrop "Dixie" Fish, correspondence with Faust's publishers, and a personal miscellany.
Box 5, folder 1

Reminiscences and letters of condolence to Dorothy, including 1944-49

 

Carl Brandt

 

Cass Canfield

 

Walter Morris Hart

 

Grace Flandreau

folder 2

Reminiscences and letters of condolence to family members, including 1944-92

 

Jane Easton

 

Robert Easton

 

George Winthrop "Dixie" Fish

folder 3

Diary 1925-26

folder 4

Military service records 1915-16

folder 5

Wedding announcement and marriage license 1917

folder 6

Letters of introduction, including 1944

 

Henry M. Snevily, North American Newspaper Alliance

 

Richard Aldington

 

Robert A. Lovett [to Cass Canfield]

folder 7

Biographical miscellany 1918-44

folder 8

Obituaries 1944

folder 9-13

Letters to George Winthrop "Dixie" Fish from John, Jane, and Dorothy 1932-45

folder 14

Dorothy Faust correspondence with publishers 1944-52

folder 15

The Cruise of the "Afros" in the Southern Aegean, April-May 1931 by Dino Spranger, with letter of transmittal to Dorothy Faust 1951

folder 16

Dorothy Faust personal miscellany ca. 1940