Finding Aid to the Henry Nash Smith Papers, 1927-1986

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Finding Aid to the Henry Nash Smith Papers, 1927-1986

Collection number: BANC MSS 87/136 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Ameetha Palanki
Date Completed:
September 1987
Encoded by:
Campbell J. Crabtree
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Henry Nash Smith Papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-1986
Collection Number: BANC MSS 87/136 c
Collector: Smith, Henry Nash
Extent: Number of containers: 8 boxes, 4 cartons Linear feet: 8.3
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Collection primarily consists of correspondence & research materials pertaining to Smith's published works, lectures and other professional activities and interests. The correspondence files are particularly extensive.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry Nash Smith papers, BANC MSS 87/136 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Smith, Henry Nash--Pictorial works
Overland journeys to the Pacific--Pictorial works
Frontier and pioneer life--Photographs

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The principal body of the Henry Nash Smith papers was received as a gift to the library from Smith's wife, Elinor Smith, in April 1987. Four additional card files of note cards were received as a gift from Duke University in June 1988.

Biography

Henry Nash Smith was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1906. He took his bachelor's degree in English at age 19 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he taught from 1927 to 1941, taking time out for his M.A. in English (1929) and his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization (1940), both at Harvard. He subsequently taught in the English departments of the University of Texas (until 1947) and the University of Minnesota (until 1953), when he was invited by Robert Gordon Sproul to join the English Department at Berkeley—coinciding with his apppointment as the literary editor for the Mark Twain Estate, succeeding Dixon Wecter.
In 1950, following a year as a Fellow of the Huntington Library and Rockefeller Foundation, Smith published Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth, a comprehensive revision of his Harvard dissertation. Virgin Land was immediately recognized as a seminal book in the study of American culture, and it established Smith's standing in the very first rank of the academy. Ten years later, in 1960, Smith likewise transformed the study of Mark Twain when he published the Mark Twain—Howells Letters, in collaboration with William M. Gibson and Frederick Anderson. This edition was the first truly scholarly edition of Mark Twain letters ever published, and it established a new standard of excellence for Mark Twain scholarship as a whole. Two years later, Smith published Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer, considered to be the single most important critical examination of Mark Twain.
In 1964, Smith resigned as editor of the Mark Twain Papers at The Bancroft Library, though he continued to play an absolutely crucial role in the subsequent development of the Mark Twain editions and indeed of scholarly work on American writers in general. During the late 1950's and early 1960's, Smith served both on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies and on the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association, both of which were intimately connected with the creation of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and its program for comprehensive editions of American writers. He played a prominent role in the resistance to the Loyalty Oath in 1967 and during the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley.
Smith retired from teaching in 1974, but remained highly active writing critical pieces and at the time of his death had at least two prepared for publication. Henry Nash Smith died in an automobile accident near Elko, Nevada, on May 30, 1986.
(Excerpted, in part, from a memorial to Henry Nash Smith by Robert H. Hirst, CU News, Vol. 41:22, 5 June 1986)

Chronology

1906 Born in Dallas, Texas
1936 Married Elinor Lucas
1986 Died May 30 in an automobile accident near Elko, Nevada

Education:

1925 B.A., Southern Methodist University in English
1929 M.A., Harvard in English
1940 Ph.D., Harvard in History of American Civilization

Academic Honors:

1946-47 Fellow, Huntington Library and Rockefeller Foundation
1950 Bancroft Prize in American History (Columbia University) for Virgin Land
1951 John H. Dunning Prize (American Historical Association)
1959-69 Member Board of Editors, John Harvard Library
1960-61 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences
1960 Special Award for Distinction in the Humanities (American Council of Learned Societies)
1962-67 Board of Directors, American Council of Learned Societies
1959-69 Executive Council, Modern Language Association
1965 Fulbright lectureship, Italy
  Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  Litt.D., S.M.U.
1969 President of MLA
1970 LL.D., Colorado State University
1974 Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  Guggenheim Fellow
1976 Jay B. Hubbell Award, American Literature Section, MLA
1981 Member, American Philosophical Society
1984 Litt.D., University of Nebraska

Professional Experience:

1927-41 Instructor to Associate Professor, S.M.U.
1941-47 Professor of English and of American History, University of Texas
1947-53 Professor of English, University of Minnesota
1953-64 Literary Editor of Mark Twain Estate, UC Berkeley
1953-84 Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus, 1974)
1974 Hurst Professor, Washington University
1984 Retired from University of California

Publications: Author

1950 Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth
1962 Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer
1964 Mark Twain's Fable of Progress
1978 Democracy and the Novel: Popular Resistance to Classic American Writers

Publications: Editor

1950 James Fenimore Cooper, The Prairie
1957 Mark Twain of the "Enterprise"
1958 Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1959 Mark Twain, Roughing It
1960 Mark Twain-Howells Letters (with William M. Gibson)
1967 Popular Culture and Industrialism, 1865-90

Articles in:

  • American Heritage
  • American Quarterly
  • Harvard Library Bulletin
  • Huntington Library Quarterly
  • Massachussetts Review
  • Mississippi Valley Historical Review
  • New England Quarterly
  • PMLA
  • Southwest Review
  • University of Texas Studies in English
  • Western American Literature
  • Yale Review

Scope and Content

The Henry Nash Smith Papers came to The Bancroft Library after his death in 1986. For the most part, the present arrangement reflects the original order of the materials as received.
The Papers primarily contain correspondence, personal papers, and research materials pertaining to Smith's published works, as well as his lectures, conference papers, and book reviews. The correspondence files provide a rich resource on the development of Smith's thought and his contributions to the evolving field of American Studies. They contain letters from many prominent writers, including J. Frank Dobie, Jessica Mitford, Alfred Kazin, Wallace Stegner and Robert Penn Warren; from publishing agents; and from such noted American scholars as Leo Marx, Perry Miller, Henry May, Richard Hofstadter, John William Ward, C. Vann Woodward, and John Chapman.
Smith's personal papers consist of biographical information, including memorials. There also are watercolor drawings and pen and ink sketches done by Smith, as well as New Yorker editorial cartoons depicting the impact of technology on American society in the 1950s.
In the research and publications series, there are files on several of Smith's major publications. However, these files contain relatively little in the way of early or heavily revised drafts of Smith's works. The series also includes college papers, copies of lectures delivered by Smith, conference materials, reviews by Smith and about his works, and papers by others on topics of interest to Smith. His notes include reference cards and notebooks, one of which contains notes for Smith's doctoral thesis, the basis for Virgin Land. There also are files of correspondence directly relating to materials in this series.

Container List

 

Series 1: Correspondence

Physical Description: Boxes 1-8.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Several files of correspondence with John Chapman, received after the collection was processed, have been added at the end of the correspondence series (Box 8). Files include incoming and outgoing letters. See also Series 3: Research and Publications.
Box 1, folder 1

Unidentified Correspondence 1952-1979, n.d.

Physical Description: 8 letters
Box 1, folder 2

A misc. 1958-1986

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 1, folder 3

Aaron, Daniel 1945-69

Physical Description: 29 letters
Box 1, folder 4

Aaron, Daniel 1970-86

Physical Description: 24 letters
Box 1, folder 5

Allen, James n.d. (pre-1977)

Physical Description: 19 letters
Box 1, folder 6

Allen, James 1977-86

Physical Description: 11 letters
Box 1, folder 7

Anderson, Quentin 1972-79

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 1, folder 8

B misc. 1946-86

Physical Description: 36 letters
Box 1, folder 9

Babbitt, Irving 1927

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 1, folder 10

Bedicheck, Roy 1944-59

Physical Description: 15 letters
Box 1, folder 11

Berkovitch, Sacvan 1981-85

Physical Description: 8 letters
Box 1, folder 12

Berman, Ronald 1984

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 1, folder 13

Blair, Walter 1942-59, + n.d.

Physical Description: 22 letters
Box 1, folder 14

Blair, Walter 1960-72

Physical Description: 26 letters
Box 1, folder 15

Blair, Walter 1975-79

Physical Description: 24 letters
Box 1, folder 16

Blair, Walter 1980-86

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 1, folder 17

Bracher, Fred 1946-65

Physical Description: 27 letters
Box 1, folder 18

Bracher, Fred 1967-76

Physical Description: 30 letters
Box 1, folder 19

Bracher, Fred 1977-81

Physical Description: 37 letters
Box 1, folder 20

Bracher, Fred 1982-86

Physical Description: 27 letters
Box 1, folder 21

Bracher, Fred 1946-80, + n.d.

Box 1, folder 22

Branch, Edgar M. 1968-77

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 1, folder 23

Bywaters, Jerry 1944-86

Physical Description: 24 letters
Box 2, folder 1

C misc. 1965-86

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 2, folder 2

Cardwell, Guy 1982-85

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 2, folder 3

Chapman, John

See listing for Box 8

Box 2, folder 4

Corona, Mario 1985

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, folder 5

Covici, Pascal, Jr. 1981

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, folder 6

Crews, Frederick 1985

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, folder 7

Cummings, Sherwood 1963-84

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, folder 8

D misc. 1961-84, + n.d.

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, folder 9

Devoto, Bernard 1945-72

Physical Description: 12 letters
Box 2, folder 10

Dobie, J. Frank 1929-48

Physical Description: 11 letters
Box 2, folder 11

Dobie, J. Frank 1950-64

Physical Description: 23 letters
Box 2, folder 12

Doughty, Howard 1950-63

Physical Description: 7 letters
Box 2, folder 13

Douglas, Ann 1978-79

Physical Description: 8 letters
Box 2, folder 14

Drinnon, Richard 1973-79

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, folder 15

E misc. 1972-84

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 2, folder 16

Emerson, Everett Harvey 1985-86

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, folder 17

F misc. 1944-86, + n.d.

Physical Description: 10 letters
Box 2, folder 18

Faulk, John Henry 1978-79

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, folder 19

Feinstein, Herbert C.V. 1972-85

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 2, folder 20

Fluck, Winfred 1985-86

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 2, folder 21

Franklin, H. Bruce 1967-69

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 2, folder 22

Fruge, August 1985

Physical Description: 7 letters
Box 2, folder 23

G misc. 1948-85

Physical Description: 12 letters
Box 2, folder 24

Ganz, Armin 1980-83

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, folder 25

Gillman, Susan K. 1984-85

Physical Description: 10 letters
Box 2, folder 26

Ginger, Ann F. 1977-84

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 2, folder 27

Girgus, Sam 1979-85

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 2, folder 28

Greenwatt, Sister Mary Amelia 1962-66

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 2, folder 29

Griswold, A. Whitney 1947

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, folder 30

H-I misc. 1942-86

Physical Description: 20 letters
Box 2, folder 31

Hankin, Cherry 1984

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 2, folder 32

Harris, Mark 1978-85

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, folder 33

Hirst, Robert 1975-85

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, folder 34

Hitch, Charles 1984

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, folder 35

Hofstadter, Richard 1950-54

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 3, folder 1

J misc. 1964-75

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 3, folder 2

Jones, Howard M. 1941-59, + n.d.

Physical Description: 26 letters
Box 3, folder 3

Jones, Howard M. 1960-80

Physical Description: 24 letters
Box 3, folder 4

K misc. 1967-85

Physical Description: 19 letters
Box 3, folder 5

Kahn, Shalom J. 1965-85

Physical Description: 12 letters
Box 3, folder 6

Kazin, Alfred 1955-58

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 3, folder 7

Knopf, A. A. 1949?-1959

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 3, folder 8

L misc. 1958-78

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 3, folder 9

Lang, Hans-Joachim 1971-85

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 3, folder 10

Levin, David 1971-78

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 3, folder 11

Levin, Harry 1983

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 3, folder 12

Lyndenberg, John 1986

Physical Description: 8 letters
Box 3, folder 13

M misc. 1947-85

Physical Description: 23 letters
Box 3, folder 14

Martinez-Lopez, Ramon 1946-64

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 3, folder 15

Marx, Leo 1947-53

Physical Description: 19 letters
Box 3, folder 16

Marx, Leo 1954-55

Physical Description: 34 letters
Box 3, folder 17

Marx, Leo 1956-57

Physical Description: 28 letters
Box 3, folder 18

Marx, Leo 1958

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 3, folder 19

Marx, Leo 1959-60

Physical Description: 23 letters
Box 3, folder 20

Marx, Leo 1961-62

Physical Description: 28 letters
Box 3, folder 21

Marx, Leo 1963, + n.d.

Physical Description: 22 letters
Box 3, folder 22

Marx, Leo 1964

Physical Description: 30 letters
Box 3, folder 23

Marx, Leo 1965-66

Physical Description: 23 letters
Box 4, folder 1

Marx, Leo 1967

Physical Description: 26 letters
Box 4, folder 2

Marx, Leo 1968-70

Physical Description: 27 letters
Box 4, folder 3

Marx, Leo 1971

Physical Description: 8 letters
Box 4, folder 4

Marx, Leo 1972

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 4, folder 5

Marx, Leo 1973-74

Physical Description: 22 letters
Box 4, folder 6

Marx, Leo 1975

Physical Description: 24 letters
Box 4, folder 7

Marx, Leo 1976

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 4, folder 8

Marx, Leo 1977

Physical Description: 15 letters
Box 4, folder 9

Marx, Leo 1978

Physical Description: 24 letters
Box 4, folder 10

Marx, Leo 1979

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 4, folder 11

Marx, Leo 1980

Physical Description: 11 letters
Box 4, folder 12

Marx, Leo 1981-82

Physical Description: 17 letters
Box 4, folder 13

Marx, Leo 1983

Physical Description: 17 letters
Box 4, folder 14

Marx, Leo 1984-86

Physical Description: 23 letters
Box 4, folder 15

Marx, Leo 1962

Box 4, folder 16

Marx, Leo 1973-1974

Box 4, folder 17

May, Henry 1941-48, + n.d.

Physical Description: 18 letters
Box 4, folder 18

May, Henry 1950-59

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 4, folder 19

May, Henry 1960-62, + n.d.

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 5, folder 1

May, Henry 1966-75

Physical Description: 29 letters
Box 5, folder 2

May, Henry 1976-81

Physical Description: 17 letters
Box 5, folder 3

McGinnis, John 1927-78

Physical Description: 15 letters
Box 5, folder 4

Meikeljohn, Alexander 1956-64

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 5, folder 5

Merk, Frederick 1938-60

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 5, folder 6

Miller, Perry 1947-75

Physical Description: 17 letters
Box 5, folder 7

Miller, Stuart 1965-77

Physical Description: 14 letters
Box 5, folder 8

Miller, Stuart 1978-85

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 5, folder 9

Mitford, Jessica 1971-84

Physical Description: 12 letters
Box 5, folder 10

Monk, Sam 1953-59, + n.d.

Physical Description: 26 letters
Box 5, folder 11

Monk, Sam 1960-69

Physical Description: 45 letters
Box 5, folder 12

Monk, Sam 1970-81, + n.d.

Physical Description: 40 letters
Box 5, folder 13

N misc. 1978-85

Physical Description: 7 letters
Box 5, folder 14

O misc. 1953-85

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 5, folder 15

P-Q misc. 1949-78

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 5, folder 16

Poirier, Richard 1971-79

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 5, folder 17

Porter, Carolyn 1975-79

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 5, folder 18

R misc.10 letters 1967-85, + n.d.

Box 5, folder 19

Rackliffe, Jack 1941-55, + n.d.

Physical Description: 8 letters
Box 5, folder 20

Randel, Bill 1979-81

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 5, folder 21

Renoir, Alain 1963-86

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 5, folder 22

Reynolds, David 1984

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 5, folder 23

Ruland, Richards 1979-80

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 6, folder 1

S misc. 1951-86

Physical Description: 19 letters
Box 6, folder 2

Schmitz, Neil 1978-83

Physical Description: 10 letters
Box 6, folder 3

Stegner, Wallace 1956-71

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 6, folder 4

Stephenson, R.C. 1945-78

Physical Description: 24 letters
Box 6, folder 5

Stoehr, Taylor 1971-79

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 6, folder 6

T-U misc. 1976-85

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 6, folder 7

Tanner, Paul Anthony 1960-61

Physical Description: 14 letters
Box 6, folder 8

Tanner, Paul Anthony 1962-65

Physical Description: 22 letters
Box 6, folder 9

Tanner, Paul Anthony 1966-68

Physical Description: 30 letters
Box 6, folder 10

Tanner, Paul Anthony 1969-70

Physical Description: 20 letters
Box 6, folder 11

Tanner, Paul Anthony 1971-72

Physical Description: 18 letters
Box 6, folder 12

Tanner, Paul Anthony 1974-86

Physical Description: 21 letters
Box 6, folder 13

Tate, Allen 1955-59

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 6, folder 14

Tinkle, J. L. 1929-38

Physical Description: 10 letters
Box 6, folder 15

Tinkle, J. L. 1943-68

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 6, folder 16

Tinkle, J. L. 1970-80

Physical Description: 34 letters
Box 6, folder 17

Tollefson, Stephen Kent 1973-74

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 7, folder 1

V misc. 1977 + n.d.

Physical Description: 12 letters
Box 7, folder 2

Voloshin, Beverly 1980-83

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 7, folder 3

W-Z misc. 1953-85

Physical Description: 7 letters
Box 7, folder 4

Ward, John William 1952-54

Physical Description: 30 letters
Box 7, folder 5

Ward, John William 1955-56

Physical Description: 26 letters
Box 7, folder 6

Ward, John William 1957-58

Physical Description: 29 letters
Box 7, folder 7

Ward, John William 1959-60

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 7, folder 8

Ward, John William 1961-63

Physical Description: 22 letters
Box 7, folder 9

Ward, John William 1964-65

Physical Description: 18 letters
Box 7, folder 10

Ward, John William 1966-67

Physical Description: 18 letters
Box 7, folder 11

Ward, John William 1968-70

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 7, folder 12

Ward, John William 1971-74

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 7, folder 13

Ward, John William 1975-79

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 7, folder 14

Ward, John William 1980-84

Physical Description: 19 letters
Box 7, folder 15

Warren, Robert Penn 1951-57

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 7, folder 16

Watt, Ian 1948-64

Physical Description: 27 letters
Box 7, folder 17

Watt, Ian 1970-80

Physical Description: 30 letters
Box 7, folder 18

Wecter, Dixon 1945-48

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 7, folder 19

Woodward, C. Vann 1954-84

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 7, folder 20

Original Newspaper Clippings from Correspondence. Photocopies filed with original letters. 1953-86 + n.d.

Box 8, folder 1

Chapman, John 1928-29

Physical Description: 10 letters
Box 8, folder 2

Chapman, John 1930-31

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 8, folder 3

Chapman, John 1932

Physical Description: 22 letters
Box 8, folder 4

Chapman, John 1933

Physical Description: 11 letters
Box 8, folder 5

Chapman, John 1934 Jan-May

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 8, folder 6

Chapman, John 1934 June-Dec

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 8, folder 7

Chapman, John 1935 Jan-Aug

Physical Description: 10 letters
Box 8, folder 8

Chapman, John 1935 Sept-Dec

Physical Description: 12 letters
Box 8, folder 9

Chapman, John 1936

Physical Description: 14 letters
Box 8, folder 10

Chapman, John 1937

Physical Description: 11 letters
Box 8, folder 11

Chapman, John 1938-39

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 8, folder 12

Chapman, John 1940

Physical Description: 6 letters
Box 8, folder 13

Chapman, John 1941-43

Physical Description: 18 letters
Box 8, folder 14

Chapman, John 1944-49

Physical Description: 14 letters
Box 8, folder 15

Chapman, John 1954-70

Physical Description: 19 letters
Box 8, folder 16

Chapman, John 1971-76

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 8, folder 17

Chapman, John 1977-82

Physical Description: 19 letters
Box 8, folder 18

Chapman, John 1983-86

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 8, folder 19

Chapman, John 1996

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Series 2: Personal Papers.

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 1-13.

Scope and Content Note

Contains curriculum vitae, Smith's artwork, New Yorker cartoons, awards, honors, degrees, club memberships and activities, and other materials.
Carton 1, folder 1

Curriculum Vitae/Bibliographies

Physical Description: 16 items
Carton 1, folder 2

Honors, Awards, and Degrees

Physical Description: 22 items
Carton 1, folder 3

Memorial Service for Smith

Physical Description: 7 items
Carton 1, folder 4

Watercolor sketches before 1936

Physical Description: 26 items
Carton 1, folder 5

Pen and Ink sketches before 1936

Physical Description: 13 items
Carton 1, folder 6

Job offers to Smith

Physical Description: 22 letters
Carton 1, folder 7

Political concerns: Free Speech Movement

Physical Description: 2 items
Carton 1, folder 8

Political concerns: Other

Physical Description: 4 items
Carton 1, folder 9

New Yorker cartoons: 1953-1962

Physical Description: 48 items
 

Club Activities

Carton 1, folder 10

Berkeley Fellows

Physical Description: 5 items
Carton 1, folder 11

Little Thinkers

Physical Description: 3 items
Carton 1, folder 12

Kosmos Club

Physical Description: 3 items
Carton 1, folder 13

Arts Club

Physical Description: 13 items
 

Series 3: Research and Publications.

Physical Description: Carton 1, folders 14-50; Cartons 2-4.

Scope and Content Note

Contains material related to Smith's major publications, unpublished works, articles, conference papers, lectures and speeches, reviews, papers by others, notes, correspondence from publishers and congratulatory letters.
 

Major Publications

Carton 1, folder 14

Democracy and the Novel Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

  • Anderson, Quentin
  • Blair, Walter
  • Bracher, Fred
  • Douglas, Ann
  • Harris, Mark
  • Hubbell, Jay B., Sr.
  • Levin, Dave
  • Lynn, Kenneth
  • Poirier, Richard
  • Randel, Bill
  • Stoehr, Taylor
Carton 1, folder 15

Preface, Adventures of Huck Finn

Physical Description: Drafts and galleys
Physical Description: 4 items
Carton 1, folder 16

Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer

Physical Description: 5 items
Carton 1, folder 17

Virgin Land Correspondence, 1946-77

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

  • Aaron, Dan
  • Baker, Joseph E.
  • Devoto, Bernard
  • Doughty, Howard, Jr.
  • Drinnon, Richard
  • Gohdes, Clarence
  • Griswold, A. Whitney
  • Hofstadter, Richard
  • Jones, Howard M.
  • Knopf, A. A.
  • MacLean, Kenneth
  • Osgood, E. A.
  • Wecter, Dixon
Carton 1, folder 18

Virgin Land

Physical Description: 11 items

Additional Note

Comments and reviews, 1953-1972 + n.d.
Carton 1, folder 19

Virgin Land

Physical Description: 3 items

Additional Note

Outline
 

Unpublished Works

Carton 1, folder 20

The Man of the New World: Some Early Spanish Attitudes Towards the Natives of Mexico January 3, 1938

Carton 1, folder 21

The Far West in Two American Literature Magazines, 1870-1879 May 7, 1938

Carton 1, folder 22

"Report on James Fenimore Cooper's Wynadotte, or the Hutted Knoll " February 6, 1939

Carton 1, folder 23

Untitled fictional pieces by Smith

Physical Description: 2 items
 

Articles

Carton 1, folder 24

Reprints of Smith's journal articles

1939-60

Physical Description: 13 items
Carton 1, folder 25

Reprints of Smith's journal articles

1963-84

Physical Description: 14 items
Carton 1, folder 25a

The Jolly Corner

Physical Description: 18 l.

Additional Note

Typescript 1976.
Carton 1, folder 26

The Deadpan on Huck Finn

Physical Description: 3 items

Additional Note

February, 1973
Carton 1, folder 27

Madness of Ahab

Physical Description: 25 letters

Additional Note

Correspondence, 1975-84
Carton 1, folder 28

"Myth and Ideology in Virgin Land "

Physical Description: 33 items

Additional Note

Notes/Correspondence 1971-82 + n.d.
Carton 1, folder 29

"Myth and Ideology in Virgin Land "

Physical Description: 12 items

Additional Note

Correspondence/Typescript 1984
 

Conference Materials

Carton 1, folder 30

Virgin Land

Physical Description: 6 items

Additional Note

Stanford AHA Conference, 1967
Carton 1, folder 31

Mark Twain: the Funniest Man in the World

Additional Note

Alabama Conference, 1981
Carton 1, folder 32

The Comparability of the American Civil War and the Wars of Unification in 19th Century Central Europe

Physical Description: 2 items

Additional Note

Tokyo Seminar in American Studies, 1981
Carton 1, folder 33

Garden-Desert Continuum

Physical Description: 1 item

Additional Note

Fourth Wyoming American Studies Conference, 1983
 

Lectures and Speeches

Carton 1, folder 34

The Theme of Freedom in Contemporary American Popular Fiction

Physical Description: 4 items

Additional Note

1957
Carton 1, folder 35

Fybate Notes for class lectures

Physical Description: 3 items

Additional Note

1958, 1961
Carton 1, folder 36

Emily Dickinson and American Culture

Physical Description: 1 item

Additional Note

1961
Carton 1, folder 37

The American Scholar and the Crisis of our Culture

Physical Description: 4 items

Additional Note

1968
Carton 1, folder 38

MLA Presidential Address 1969

Physical Description: 1 item
Carton 1, folder 39

Some American Versions of Pastoral

Physical Description: 2 items

Additional Note

1975
Carton 1, folder 40

Mark Twain and the Myth of America

Physical Description: 1 item

Additional Note

1976, 1978
Carton 1, folder 41

Commencement Speech, UC Berkeley

Physical Description: 1 item

Additional Note

1977
Carton 1, folder 42

Commencement Speech, UC Berkeley

Physical Description: 4 items

Additional Note

1982
Carton 1, folder 43

"The Publication of Huckleberry Finn"

Physical Description: 7 items

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Final Draft/Correspondence, 1983-84
Carton 1, folder 44

The Publication of Huckleberry Finn

Physical Description: 1 item

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Rough Draft, Nov. 1983
Carton 1, folder 45

How True are Dreams

Physical Description: 15 letters

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Correspondence, 1984-85
Carton 1, folder 46

How True are Dreams

Physical Description: 8 items

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Notes and Typescripts, Oct. 1985
Carton 1, folder 47

Ritual Clown

Physical Description: 34 letters

Additional Note

Correspondence 1985-86
Carton 1, folder 48

Ritual Clown

Physical Description: 18 items

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Notes, articles, and typescript
Carton 1, folder 49

Publicity for public lectures

Physical Description: 8 items
Carton 1, folder 50

Miscellaneous Research Materials

Physical Description: 16 items
 

Reviews Of Smith's Publications

Carton 2, folder 1

Democracy and the Novel

Physical Description: 42 reviews

Additional Note

1978-79
Carton 2, folder 2

Democracy and the Novel

Physical Description: 16 reviews

Additional Note

1980-81
Carton 2, folder 3

Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer

Physical Description: 31 reviews

Additional Note

Photocopies
Carton 2, folder 4

Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer

Physical Description: 18 reviews

Additional Note

Originals
Carton 2, folder 5

Virgin Land

Physical Description: 25 reviews

Additional Note

Photocopies, typescript
Carton 2, folder 6

Virgin Land

Physical Description: 18 reviews

Additional Note

Originals
Carton 2, folder 7

Other Works by Smith

Physical Description: 25 reviews

Additional Note

Photocopies
Carton 2, folder 8

Other Works by Smith

Physical Description: 10 reviews

Additional Note

Originals
 

Reviews Written By Smith

Carton 2, folder 9

Undated reviews

Physical Description: 13 reviews

Additional Note

Photocopies
Carton 2, folder 10

Undated reviews

Physical Description: 12 reviews

Additional Note

Originals
Carton 2, folder 11

Reviews by Smith, 1950-85

Physical Description: 41 reviews

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Photocopies
Carton 2, folder 12

Reviews by Smith, 1950-85

Physical Description: 23 reviews

Additional Note

Originals
Carton 2, folder 13

Reviews by Smith, 1968-86

Physical Description: 11 reviews

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Typescripts and Correspondence
 

Papers by Others and Related Materials

Carton 2, folder 14

Ashbery, John

Physical Description: 14 items

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Articles, poems, correspondence
Carton 2, folder 15

Carroll, David The Alterity of Discourse: Form, History, and the Question of the Political in M. M. Bakhtin

Physical Description: 2 items
Carton 2, folder 16

Culler, Jonathan Literary Criticism and the University Levin, Harry From Bohemia to Academia

Physical Description: 4 items
Carton 2, folder 17

Dennings, Michael Dime Novels

Physical Description: 5 items
Carton 2, folder 18

Green, Samuel S. Personal Relations and Sensational Fiction

Physical Description: 1 item
Carton 2, folder 19

MacGregor, Alan Leander James Fenimore Cooper and the Historical Function of Historical Fiction

Physical Description: 1 item
Carton 2, folder 20

Marx, Leo American Pastoralism as Ideology

Physical Description: 4 items
Carton 2, folder 21

Porter, Carolyn Melville's Realism

Physical Description: 4 items
Carton 2, folder 22

Seltzer, Mark Dissociative Reactions to the City: The Bostonians

Physical Description: 1 item
Carton 2, folder 23

Southwest Review Series on Regionalism

Physical Description: 8 articles
Carton 2, folder 24

Thomas, Keith Laughter in Tudor and Stuart England

Physical Description: 4 items
Carton 2, folder 25

Marx, Leo Should Huckleberry Finn Be Required Reading in School ; Also includes transcription of a NY World article from May 31, 1891 called, Mark Twain on Humor ... T. B. Aldrich the Wittiest Man

Physical Description: 2 items
Carton 2, folder 26

Misc. Subjects of Interest to Smith

Physical Description: 27 items
 

Notes

Carton 2, folder 27

Mark Twain

Carton 2, folder 28

Pynchon

Carton 2, folder 29

Sentimental

Carton 2, folder 30

Popular Fiction

Carton 2, folder 31

Fiction

Carton 2, folder 32

Myth of America

Carton 2, folder 33

Howells, [William Dean]

Carton 2, folder 34

Hawthorne, [Nathaniel]

Carton 2, folder 35

Melville, [Herman]

Carton 3, folder 1

Stowe, H[arriet] B[eecher]

Carton 3, folder 2

Cooper, [James Fenimore]

Carton 3, folder 3

Poe, [Edgar Allen]

Carton 3, folder 4

English 30

Carton 3, folder 5

C[harles] B[rockton] Brown

Carton 3, folder 6

DeForest, [John W.]

Carton 3, folder 7

Fredrick, [Harold]

Carton 3, folder 8

James, [Henry]

Carton 3, folder 9

Democracy and the Novel

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Preliminary Notes
Carton 3, folder 10

Ph.D. thesis

Carton 3, folder 11

College Notes

Carton 3, Boxes 10-12

Index card boxes of Virgin Land notecards

Ctn. 4, Box 13

Index card boxes of Virgin Land notecards

Boxes 14-16

Misc. notecards