Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell papers

Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Windham, Donald
Title: Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell papers
Dates: Bulk, 1940-1986
Dates: 1934-1996, bulk 1940-1986
Quantity: 12.5 Linear feet (21 doc boxes, 3 half boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 1 oversized folder A )
Coll. Number: ms1709

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Atlanta in 1920, Donald Windham left home in 1938 for New York City and the writing life. There he became friends with the young Tennessee Williams, with whom he would collaborate in writing a play, "You Touched Me," based on the D.H. Lawrence short story. The play was mounted on broadway in 1945 after Williams' success with "The Glass Menagerie." This achievement allowed Windham to quit his job as editor of Dance Index and to continue working on the novel which was to become Dog Star.

Dog Star, completed during the first of Windham's many trips to Italy, received critical acclaim in England and was considered by Thomas Mann as the finest American novel of 1950. However, the novel met with little success in the United States. During the 1950s, Windham attained little success at home. His stories were published in such European magazines as Horizon, Paris Review, and Botteghe Oscure.

With the aid of his lifetime partner, actor-writer Sandy Campbell, Windham would have several pieces of his work including "The Hitchhiker" privately published. Campbell and Windham had met in 1943, and he helped Windham publish his work through the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy. They remained a couple until Campbell died in 1988.

By the end of the 1950s, Windham's fortunes had turned. The New Yorker published a suite of his stories. Several would later provide the foundation to his memoir Emblems of Conduct. In 1960, Windham received the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship for fiction. The same year saw the publication of Warm Country, a collection of Windham's stories most of which had been published originally outside the U.S. Windham went on to write four more novels and publish memoirs of his friendships with Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. In recent years, there has begun increased interest in Windham's work.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of manuscripts, shorter printed works, photographs, and ephemera relating to Donald Windham. In addition, materials relating to Tennessee Williams and Sandy Campbell, two of Windham's close friends, are available.

Included in the collection are drafts of the novels Tanaquil and The Hero Continues, proofs for Tennessee Williams' letters to Donald Windham, and scripts for You Touched Me. Also in the collection are printed editions of Windham's short stories, including those which appeared in the New Yorker. Those stories were later combined to form Windham's autobiography of his childhood home in Atlanta, Emblems of Conduct.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Adaptations.
Authors, American--Biography.
Authors, American--Manuscripts.
Autobiographies.
Book jackets.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Drafts (documents)
Ephemera.
Final drafts.
First drafts.
Galley proofs.
Gay authors--United States
Gay couples--New York (State)--New York--Social life and customs--20th century
Gay men in literature
Gay men's writings, American
Gay men--New York (State)--New York--Social life and customs--20th century
Manuscripts for publication.
Printers' proofs.
Proofs (printed matter)
Typescripts.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
Windham, Donald -- Friends and associates
Windham, Donald -- Manuscripts
Windham, Donald -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell papers. MS 1709. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Writings and personal papers

Series 1. Writings and Personal Papers is mainly composed of manuscript versions of several of Windham's writings, as well as some correspondence between Windham and other authors, including E.M. Forster and Tennessee Williams. Also included are some items from Windham's personal library, such as several issues of Fine Print magazine. The series itself is arranged in no particular order.
BoxFolder
11 Flesh Farewell
Donald Windham, Dogstar, typescript; earliest draft of published novel, holographic corrections.
2 Dog Days
Donald Windham, Dogstar, typescript; draft of first chapters of novel, contains at the end a 1 page synopsis of the rest of the novel explaining the work in terms of western mythology.
3 The Dog Star
Donald Windham, typescript; "intermediate version" of the novel with holographic corrections, two versions of chapter two. Many pages of typed notes -- heavily corrected.
4 The Dog Star
Donald Windham, typescript; completed manuscript.
5 E.M. Forster's Letters to Donald Windham
Original typescript.
6 E.M. Forster's Letters to Donald Windham
Three sets of page proofs with holographic corrections.
BoxFolder
21 Emblems of Conduct
Donald Windham, typescript; holographic corrections.
2 Emblems of Conduct
Donald Windham, galley proofs from the New Yorker, and typescript.
3 Emblems of Conduct
Donald Windham, galley proofs from the New Yorker.
4 The Hero Continues
Donald Windham, typescript -- carbon copy; with holographic corrections. Also a note on a piece of manila envelope: "corrected MS printed set 1960 from which R.H.D. book." (sic)
5 Like a Flower
Donald Windham, typescript -- carbon copy; with holographic corrections contained in folder marked, "Anne Meyerson manuscript typing and mimeographing service."
BoxFolder
31"The New Moon with the Old Moon in Her Arms"
Donald Windham, typescript; 1951; Several drafts of the story with notes both typed and handwritten. Also with the unpublished "Stanley," a biographical essay written in the first person. In a blue slipcase.
2"The Rain"
Donald Windham, typescript; early draft with holographic corrections.
3"The Ring: A Link in a Chain"
Donald Windham, typescript; 1958; two drafts of the story, Includes related correspondence with holographic corrections. In brown slipcase.
4"Rosebud"
Donald Windham, typescript; two copies of story, one inscribed to Sandy Campbell on his birthday. In black slipcase.
5"Rosebud"
Donald Windham, typescript -- carbon copy; final version with holographic corrections.
6 Tanaquil
Donald Windham, typescript; working notes, outlines and early drafts. The typescript pages are heavily corrected by hand. Also: A Show Without an Audience (type script) and Old Dance Cards at the New Miami -- changed on the first page to An Old Dance Card From the New Miami (type script) These are short stories, and seem to be works which preceded Tanaquil, and from which Tanaquil is drawn.
BoxFolder
41 Tanaquil
Donald Windham, typescript; with holographic corrections.
2 Tanaquil
Donald Windham, page proofs; with holographic corrections. In brown folder labeled, Campbell U.S.A.
3 Tanaquil
Donald Windham, page proofs; with holographic corrections. Also typed corrections on separate pages, and a small brown folder labeled "Tanaquil U.S.A." containing ads for Tanaquil from newspapers; also handwritten and typed notes.
4Correspondence
From Tennessee Williams to Donald Windham, and others. -- 1940-1965. Photocopies only, no originals.
BoxFolder
51 Tennessee Williams Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965
Edited and With Comments by Donald Windham, Typescript; with holographic corrections.
2 Tennessee Williams Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965
Edited and With Comments by Donald Windham, Page proofs; with holographic corrections, two sets.
3 Tennessee Williams Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965
Edited and With Comments by Donald Windham, Page proofs; photocopies.
BoxFolder
61"The Third Bridge"
Donald Windham, typescript, with holographic corrections.
2 Two People
Donald Windham, galley proofs, marked with stamp "Readers Set." Stamped with date March 10, 1965, with holographic corrections.
3"The Warm Country"
Donald Windham, typescript; several drafts and various notes. One draft heavily edited by Tennessee Williams. Includes note that it was published in the June 1947 issue of "Horizon."
4 The Warm Country
Donald Windham, galley proofs, of short story anthology by the same name as Windham's story within, with holographic corrections.
5 You Touched Me
A play by Tennessee Williams and Donald Windham. Typescript, marked "version D" February 1943, and in red pencil "not playing version," on title page. (purchased by Georgia Libraries)
6 You Touched Me
A play by Tennessee Williams and Donald Windham. Typescript, marked early version, very few holographic corrections. (purchased by Georgia Libraries)
BoxFolder
71"El Buho Y Picasso," Americana, September 1947
Donald Windham. Autographed by Donald Windham 9/6/47.
2 My War with the United States by Ludwig Bemelmans, (review, Donald Windham)
Boys' High Tattler, Atlanta, Georgia, May 18, 1938; This is in an envelope with a note written by Donald Windham on the outside stating it was one of the first things he had printed.
3 Tennessee Williams Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965
Christopher Street, October 1977, Donald Windham. Excerpts from the book of the same name, 5-17, four copies.
4 Dance Index Vol. II, nos. 6, 7, June-July 1943
Edited by Donald Windham.
5 Dance Index Vol. III nos. 1,2, January, February 1944
edited by Donald Windham; contains: "The Stage and Ballet Designs of Pavel Tchelitchew" by Donald Windham, 4-30.
6"To Three Italians" Folder 2, Vol. 1, no. 2, poem by Donald Windham, 1954 (2-4)
7"The Warm Country" Horizon, June 1947
Donald Windham. 313-323. This folder also contains an index to Horizon Magazine for vols. 1-108.
8"Single Harvest" Horizion, October 1947
Donald Windham; two copies; the first with holographic note: "With my drafted corrections for the book version." Second copy with the note, "With love for Sandy, my only agent." Signed "Donald Windham. 10-3-47."
9"Rosebud" Horizon, July 1949
Donald Windham; 13-30.
10"Paolo" The Listener, April 2, 1959
Donald Windham; 600-602; three typescript copies.
11"The Bathtub" The Listener, July 16, 1959
Donald Windham; 101-103; two copies.
12"The New Moon with the Old Moon in Her Arms" Mademoiselle, January 1952
Donald Windham; p. 120. Signed by Donald Windham, with holographic note explaining how the story came to be in Mademoiselle.
BoxFolder
81"The Rain" New Yorker, April 23, 1960
Donald Windham, 40-43. Autobiographical short story later published in book Emblems of Conduct.
2"The Full-Length Portrait" New Yorker, May 14, 1960
Donald Windham, 39-43. Autobiographical short story later published in book, Emblems of Conduct.
3"A Coin with a Hole in it" New Yorker, June 4, 1960
Donald Windham, 36-39. Autobiographical short story later published in book, Emblems of Conduct.
4"The Man Who Couldn't Come Into The House." New Yorker, July 30, 1960
Donald Windham, 21-24; Autobiographical short story later published in book, Emblems of Conduct.
5"The Chifforobe" New Yorker, October 22, 1960
Donald Windham, 146-156. Autobiographical short story later published in book, Emblems of Conduct.
6"Gentian" New Yorker, November 17, 1962
Donald Windham, 53-58. Autobiographical short story later published in book, Emblems of Conduct.
7"A Key to Andre Gide" Noonday, 2, 1952
written by Pierre Herbert, translated by Donald Windham. 3-33.
8"The Third Bridge" Noonday, 3, 1960
Donald Windham, 70-82. With a note on a separate piece of paper, "For the Donald Windham Collection (sic) at University Of Georgia."
9"Rome" The Paris Review, No. 3, Fall 1953
Donald Windham, 95-112. With lines drawn around parts of the text, and one note, perhaps in Donald Windham's hand.
10"Behind the Face of the Gifted Bitch" The Sunday Times Magazine, September 16, 1973
44-53. Article on Gore Vidal with photograph of Donald Wyndham (sic), Tennessee Williams, Tanaquil LeClerc (sic), Gore Vidal and Buffy Johnson. This folder also contains one page from After Dark, July, 1972, with a photo of the same persons taken at the same time from a different angle.
11"El Septimo Dia" Sur, September 1943
by Donald Windham 32-41.
12"Night" View, no. 3
Donald Windham, 84-85. Inscribed, "Nightstories to Sandy Campbell from Donald Windham. 7/29/44."
13"Eyes of Ulysses" View, Summer 1944
Donald Windham, 45, An anthology inscribed, "With affection for Sandy Campbell from Donald Windham, 6/14/44."
14"A Dark Riddle" View, May 1946
Donald Windham, 6, signed, but not dated.
BoxFolder
91 Book Week, August 8, 1965
Review of the Donald Windham novel Two People, by Eleanor Perry, titled: "When in Rome Be Careful." p. 6.
2 Books of the Month, January 1961
Review of The Warm Country, by Leonard Leathem, titled: "Novel Views." 19-21.
3 Christopher Street, August 1977
"The Williams-Windham Correspondence," by Tim Dulgus, 53-56.
4 Columns, December 10, 1977
"Library Given Collection of Georgia Writer's Works." by Judi E. Morgan. p. 1.
5 Dictionary of Literary Biography
"Donald Windham," Robert M. Willingham, Jr., 380-386
6 Letter from the Georgia Collection, March 1977
"Donald Windham;" Richard B. Harwell, 14-15.
7 Letter from the Georgia Collection, March 1978
"Box of Blocks;" Richard B. Harwell. 14-17.
8 London Magazine, July 1978
"The Private Letters of Tennessee Williams," Dotson Rader, 18-28. This article is an attack on Windham for his publishing the letters which Tennessee Williams wrote him.
9 London Magazine, February-March 1981
"The Private Letters of Tennessee Williams," Donald Windham, 80-88. This article is Donald Windham's very effective reply to Rader's article above. Windham takes the previous article apart point by point, demonstrating where and how Rader stretched, or otherwise misrepresented, the truth.
10 New York Times Book Review, January 15, 1978 -- February 5, 1978
"Tennessee Williams -- Donald Windham," A booklet inscribed on the front: "For Sandy from Don, 13 February 78."
11 Penguin Books, September-December 1980
"Tennessee Williams' Letters to Donald Windham 1940-1965," 3.
12Collage Materials
Includes: Joseph Cornell Collages 1931-1972, with "The Things that Cannot be Said," a reminiscence by Donald Windham. Signed by Donald Windham and dated 12 January 81; New York Times article from November 16, 1980, titled "Joseph Cornell's Unique Statement" by Donald Windham with printed title scratched out and replaced with: "Joseph Cornell and His Audience: The Reward of the Puzzle," in Windham's hand also signed Donald Windham; poster titled "The Cultural Impact of Scientific Inquiry," listing under art exhibits, "Homage to Donald Windham," an exhibit by John Digby.
13Van Vechten, Carl
Miscellaneous papers including: Carl Van Vechten 17 June 1880 : 17 June 1980, a booklet featuring the gifts of Carl Van Vechten to Yale University; Carl Van Vechten Cultural Contributions of a Century, a exhibition booklet of the Centennial Celebration, held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of local son Carl Van Vechten; Ex Libris, Carl Van Vechten, a privately published collection of book jacket blurbs from the books of Carl Van Vechten, written by Van Vechten. These were collected and published by Bruce Kellner and Paul Padgiste. Only one hundred fifty were published, with the first one hundred named for their recipients. This copy is "number 59, for Donald Windham."
14 The Warm Country
Cover designs for the dust jacket of the book.
15Passports Donald Windham, 1946 1950 1957 1961 1967
16Playbills
You Touched Me, Tennessee Williams, and Donald Windham
Includes: numerous playbills and programs for play with Playbill for the original Boadway programs for production.
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
One program for the play featuring photographs of the original cast taken prior to the opening of the play in New York City, December 3, 1947.
Tennessee Williams' Tiger Tail, Tennessee Williams
One program for the world premiere of the play, by the Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1978.
Vieux Carre, Tennessee Williams
Playbill for the play's run at the St. James Theatre, April 1977.
Camino Real, Tennessee Williams
One program for the play produced by the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center/Vivian Beaumont Theater, January - February 1970.
The Starless Air, Donald Windham
One program for the production of the play at the Playhouse in Houston Texas. Directed by Tennessee Williams. May 13, 1953.
18Miscellaneous. Donald Windham
Including: Donald Windham collage, Pier, Provincetown, Mass. as a postcard; photographic reproduction of one page from the manuscript of The Dog Star; an announcement of the Carlton Gallery's opening of a exhibition of Collages, including the work of Daonal Windham; a biographical note from World Authors, New York: 1975; a dust jacket for The Hero Continues; two copies of Donald Windham's collage postcard, West Side Y.M.C.A. -- Piazza del Pipolo (1972).
BoxFolder
101 A.B. Bookman's Weekly, December 12, 1977
Includes note in Donald Windham's hand that: "Miss Steloff [founder and proprietor of New York's Gotham Book Mart] gave me this at her 90th birthday party. There's a quote from me in a write up in a recent Publisher's Weekly of the Occasion. DW."
2 Art and Literature 8, 1966
Includes a note inside: "Donald Windham's copy."
3 Botteghe Oscure VI
also an index to Botteghe Oscure; 1948-1952.
4 Botteghe Oscure IX
5 Botteghe Oscure X
6 Christopher Street, December 1977
Contains an article, "The Postcard as an Object of Art," with a photograph of Donald Windham's "West Side YMCA -- Piazza del Pipolo (1972)."
7 Fine Print Vol. I, #4, October 1975
8 Fine Print Vol. II, #2, April 1976
9 Fine Print Vol. II, #3, July 1976
10 Fine Print Vol. II, #4, October 1976
Inside this issue is a letter from Sandy Campbell ordering James Schuyler's book, The FireProof Floors, etc. and on the same note paper a return note from [Claire Van Vliet] at the Janus Press.
BoxFolder
111 Fine Print Vol. III, #1, January 1977
This issue contains a review of the private press edition of Tennessee Williams Letters to Donald Windham 1940-1965; published by Stamperia Valdonega, Verona Italy.
2 Fine Print Vol. III, #2, April 1977
3 Fine Print Vol. III, #3, July 1977
4 Fine Print Vol. III, #4, October 1977
5 Fine Print Vol. IV, #1, January 1978
6 Fine Print Vol. IV, #2, April 1978
Includes illustrative supplement.
7 Fine Print Vol. IV, #3, July 1978
8 Fine Print Vol. IV, #4, October 1978
9 Fine Print Vol. V, #1, January 1979
10 Fine Print Vol. V, #2, April 1979
11 Fine Print Vol. V, #3, July 1979
12 Fine Print Vol. V, #4, October 1979
13 Hartwick Review Vol.3, #1, Spring 1967
Contains article: "The Origin of he Sonnets from the Patagonian" by Carl Van Vechten - annotated and with an introduction by Bruce Kellner. Inscribed: "To Sandy and Don who knew about this long before I did. -- Bruce" With other changes and notes by Bruce Kellner.
14 Paris Match, January 16, 1960
Albert Camus obituary issue.
15 Story III #16, November 1933
16 Story IV #19, February 1934
17 Story XXVII #116, December 1945
Contains: "The Important Thing." by Tennessee Williams.
18Playbills
This folder contains four Playbills, a Carnegie Hall program, and a Metropolitan Museum of Art program.
The Playbills are:
Nureyev and Friends, January 1975.
A Doll's House, February 1975. Contains a note on a slip of paper inside in an unidentified hand: "The library might want these?"
Clothes for a Summer Hotel, March 1980
The Carnagie Hall program is for the Vladimir Horowitz International Golden Jubilee Concert 1928-1978. Includes two ticket stubbs for the May 7, 1978 performance.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art program is for the Ford Foundation program for "Concert Soloists." It features Regina Sarfaty, and Ned Rorem. One of the pieces performed, Poems of Love and the Rain contains a line of text from Donald Windham's "The Rain."
 

Series 2: Photographs and promotional materials

Series 2. Photographs and Promotional Materials consists mainly of photographs and negatives depicting Windham and various locations in Europe. Also included are articles, oversized, photographs, book jackets and posters, and an audio recording.
BoxFolder
121Undated Negatives (3 items)
2Photographs of pen and ink sketches of Donald Windham by Paul Cadmus, 1941 (2 items)
One photograph of Donald Windham in front of Paul Cadmus drawings and etchings.
3Jamaica and New York, 1946 (33 items)
Includes photographs of Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, Jane Lawrence Smith, Heather Killum(?), Kirk Browning.
4New England, 1949 (15 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, and William LeMassena.
5France and Italy, 1948 (55 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, SS de Grasse, Tony Smith, Mary Diveny(?), Tennessee Williams, Salvatore Moresca, Fred Melton, W. M. Campbell, and Pat Schubert.
6Italy, 1950 (22 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, Truman Capote, Kelly ( a dog held by Capote), Jack Dumphy.
7Miscellaneous Photographs, 1937-1944 (30 items)
Includes: Fred Melton -- on the back of one 8x10 Melton has inscribed, "To Don, Little 4 eyes, Fred," Tennessee Williams -- one inscribed by Williams, "To Don and Fred, two of my fav'rite (sic) drunken or sober companions. Tenn. (sic) Wms. (sic) 5/8/40" This photograph includes Donald Windham, Fred Melton, Williams, and Anne Bretzfelder at the Village Barn on 8th Street, celebrating William's signing of a contract with the Theatre Guild for Battle of Angels Also: several nude shots of Donald Windham, and Fred Melton, nudes of Paul Cadmus on Fire Island, taken by Jared French, nudes of Don Windham at Fire Island, Margaret French, Jared French; Gilbert Maxwell; Tennessee Williams, and Don Windham at Jack Dempsey's bar.
8New England, 1952-1954 (56 items)
Includes: Jose Quintero, Leigh Connell, most taken at beach at Fire Island, Provincetown, and Nantucket; on Brooklyn Bridge with Paul Cadmus; also Joe Le Sueur on Fire Island.
9Studio Photos of Donald Windham, and Sandy Campbell, 1955 (7 items)
by Carl Van Vechten.
10Miscellaneous photos, 1956-1957 (13 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, Fred Melton, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, also Capote with Bunkie and Kelly. (Bunkie and Kelly seem to be Capote's dogs)
11Miscellaneous photos, 1959-1960 (13 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, George Balanchine, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Natasha Molostwolf, Eddie Bigelow, Charles Van Wrangle, Una(?) Kay.
12England, Germany, 1960 (21 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, E.M. Forster; includes photos of Donald Windham and Sandy Campbell at Cambridge with E.M. Forster, also Donald Windham at Stonehenge.
13Greece, Venice, 1960 (74 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, and Sandy Campbell.
14France, Italy, 1964-1965 (18 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, Stefano Rapisayda, Elizabeth Van Rysselberghe, "Whitey."
15U.S. and Europe, 1967-1974 (26 items)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, Giovanni Marsdersteig, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Peter Brandon, Jane Brandon, Mouska (?) Balanchine (Mouska is a cat), Eyre de Lanux.
16Miscellaneous photos, Undated (4 items)
Includes: Donald Windham and André Mouvois.
17Miscellaneous photos, 1959 (12 items)
Includes: Clara Svendsen, Baroness Karen Blixen, Carl Van Vechten.
18New York, Undated (13)
Includes: Donald Windham, Sandy Campbell, Nicholas Magallanos, Michael Steele, Gore Vidal, John Bernard Meyers, Charles Henri Fors, Andreas Brown, Paul Bowles, Herbert Machiz, Parker Tyler, Frances Steloff, Harvey Donegan.



Subseries 2.1: Oversized materials- broadsides, posters, etc.

Oversize_Box
17Lambda Book Report article about Windham, 1996
17Audio recordings on LP records (5) (one is Donald Windham reading "The New Moon With the Old Moon in Her Arms")
17Oversized photographs (17 items: 8 photographs, 9 negatives)
17Book Jackets (2)
17Exhibit poster
17Published writings, some signed (4)
OS Folder
1ABroadside (the Tattooed Countess)
 

Series 3: Original Typescripts

Series 3. Original Typescripts includes several typescripts housed in slip cases. These not only include the works of Windham but also typescripts for Tennessee Williams' works A Streetcar Named Desire and Portrait of a Girl in Glass.
BoxFolder
131"Portrait of a Girl In Glass" Tennessee Williams, 1943 (In a green slipcase.)
Original typescript. On the front page is a typed note: "Note: This is a short story treatment of the material used in a play I am now working on, called "The Gentleman Caller." signed, "Tennessee." There are few corrections in the body of the work, but page numbers are in pen, and probably are in William's hand. On the last page: "Tennessee Williams Santa Monica June 1943."
2 Tanaquil Donald Windham; Original typescript, 1966-1972 (In yellow slipcase.)
with holographic corrections.
3 Tanaquil Donald Windham, 1972 (In yellow slipcase.)
Galleys, with holographic corrections.
BoxFolder
141 Tanaquil Donald Windham, 1972 (In yellow slipcase.)
Page proofs with very few holographic corrections.
2"An Island of Fire" Donald Windham, 1951 (In blue slipcase.)
Original typescript; includes: "A Show Without an Audience", (an early draft of "An Island of Fire") Five other drafts of "An Island of Fire", with typed, and handwritten notes on the story. The various drafts contain holographic corrections.
3"Servants with Torches" Donald Windham, undated (In an orange slipcase.)
Original typescripts; Seven drafts, all with holographic corrections. Also another draft appears to be a printed version of a handwritten copy of "Servants with Torches." In an orange slipcase.
4 A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams ( See Vault ) (In orange slipcase.)
Original typescript; On the title page is handwritten "A Streetcar Named Desire" and typed, "The Poker Night (A Play) by Tennessee Williams." Inscribed : "To Don with Love -- Tenn.(sic)" The typescript contains holographic corrections.
BoxFolder
151"An Island of Fire" Donald Windham
Bound into Botteghe Oscure VII, 1951; An Italian book published in Rome. On page 277, the first page of "An Island of Fire," Donald Windham has scratched out his printed name and signed it. With holographic corrections.
2 A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams (In a tan slipcase.)
The play published in book form, 1947. This includes the signatures of all but one person in the original Broadway run. Inscribed: "To a fellow passenger with love, Tennessee" It also includes: a letter noted as "Jessica Tandy's prop" probably from the original production; a note written, it appears, by Tennessee Williams on a Kleenex. The note is illegible; a 5x7 black and white photograph of Jessica Tandy playing Blanche Dubois, signed and inscribed, "As Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. Jessica Tandy."
 

Series 4: Sandy Campbell Materials

Series 4. Sandy Campbell Materials includes materials, mainly clippings from literary magazines, documenting the writings of Sandy Campbell, Donald Windham's partner.
BoxFolder
161 New Yorker, 1965-1966
Miscellaneous editor's galleys and correspondence.
2 New Yorker, 1970
Giovanni Mardersteig profile galleys.
3 Harper's Bazaar, October 1952
"Mrs. Joyce of Zurich," by Sandy Campbell. pp170-171. Signed by Sandy Campbell.
4 Mademoiselle, June 1964
"Mr. Forster of Kings" by Sandy Campbell. 80-81, 120-124. Signed by Sandy Campbell.
5Miscellaneous correspondence, 1968, 1978, 1981
Two letters to "Rick" signed "Sandy," and a letter to Sandy Campbell from John Bainbridge.
6Passports (4), 1944, 1948, 1957, 1964
7Playbills
Sandy Campbell in cast: The Young and Beautiful, A Streetcar Named Desire, Life with Father, The Quare Fellow, Spring's Awakening, Eye of the Needle, The Rugged Path, The Cardboard Lover -- Sandy Campbell's first professional role -- Cyrano DeBergerac, I Know my Love, Center City Showcase, I Know My Love -- includes autographs from the cast including Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
8 New Yorker
Working proofs for "Autobiographical Essay" -- Jorge Luis Borges Profile, enclosed in gray folder with a note from Sandy Campbell on the front: "Nothing to do with D.W. (sic), but thought the U. (sic) would like to have it, S.C. (sic).
 

Series 5: Materials related to Tennessee Williams

Series 5. Materials related to Tennessee Williams included Tennessee Williams' letters to Donald Windham from 1940-1965, portions of plays written by Williams including originals and rewrites, and proof copies of Windham's book about their relationship, Footnote to a Friendship.



Subseries 5.1: Tennessee Williams' letters to Donald Windham (photocopies)

BoxFolder
1811940-1942
Photocopies of originals with markings by Windham and Sandy Campbell preparing for proofs. (includes copies of some unpublished materials.)
21943
Photocopies of originals with markings by Windham and Sandy Campbell preparing for proofs. (includes copies of some unpublished materials.)
31944-1945
Photocopies of originals with markings by Windham and Sandy Campbell preparing for proofs. (includes copies of some unpublished materials.)
41946-1947
Photocopies of originals with markings by Windham and Sandy Campbell preparing for proofs. (includes copies of some unpublished materials.)
51948-1965
Photocopies of originals with markings by Windham and Sandy Campbell preparing for proofs. (includes copies of some unpublished materials.)



Subseries 5.2: Plays by Tennessee Williams

BoxFolder
186 Battle Of Angels: A play by Tennessee Williams (portions of the original typescript), 1941 (In orange slipcover.)
original manuscript with holographic corrections by Tennessee Williams. Also first rewrite script inscribed, "To Donnie (and for Donnie) May 25, 1941, with holographic corrections.
7 Battle Of Angels: A play by Tennessee Williams (some original rewrites and revisions), 1940
excerpts from original manuscript with note, "135 loose pages, drafts of original version of rewrite before Boston tryout, (one on back of story draft dated, Manhattan June 1940) Several pages of handwritten notes.
BoxFolder
197 You Touched Me: A play by Tennessee Williams (later revised script with some handwritten notes from Williams)
late revised script, commercial typist carbon with handwritten changes by Tennessee Williams, plus new typed pages of revision by Tennessee Williams. Also includes notes in an unidentified handwriting.



Subseries 5.3: Footnote to a Friendship by Donald Windham

BoxFolder
191First proof, proofreader copy
proof, readers copy, first proofs without authors corrections and additions
2Second proof, proofreader copy
proofreader's copy, second proof.
3Author's copy, corrected first proof
author's copy, corrected first proof.
4Author's copy, corrected second proof
author's copy, corrected second proof.
5Printer's xerox copy, first proof
printer's photocopy, first proof.
6Original typescript
original typescript without corrections and additions. Author did not work on it, but rather from a copy of it.
 

Series 6: Windham's Autobiography

Series 6: Windham's Autobiography consists of the full text, with many variations, of Donald Windham's autobiography of his childhood: Emblems of Conduct. These materials were originally housed in a large green cloth covered box.
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201Research Letters
Twelve pages, typed and handwritten, from Donald Windham's mother, his cousin, the Veteran's Administration, and other miscellaneous items.
For Scribner's edition: Sample page, cover, jacket copy, (corrected by Windham), epigraphs, original periodical publication information, ten pieces.
2 "The Dark Night", Undated
Early version, five pages plus title page. Corrected by Windham in brown ink. Final version six pages, corrected by Windham in black ink.
3 "The Man Who Could Not Come Into the House", June 30, 1960
Ten pages, plus two pages of revision and the title page. Original typescript by Windham corrected in black ink. Accompanied by letter from the New Yorker returning the manuscript after publication.
4 "The Bath Tub"
Nine pages plus title page. Windham's original typescript of the version published in The Listener, corrected in black ink. Accompanied by tear sheets from The Listener of the story in the July 16, 1959 issue.
5 "The Full-Length Portrait", May 14, 1960
Early version nine pages plus title page. Original typescript by Windham corrected in black ink. Heavily annotated on each page by William Maxwell, an editor at the New Yorker. Second version, rewritten from the first. Original typescript by Windham ten pages plus the title page. Accompanied by letter from the New Yorker returning the manuscript after publication.
6 "The Ring: A Link in the Chain"
Tearsheet of the story's appearance in The Listener. (March 5, 1959) With note, "Used by Scribner's for book, D.W. '81." (sic)
7 "The Blond Bed", undated
Early version. Five pages plus title page. Original typescript by Windham, with corrections in brown ink. Final version, carbon of Windham's typescript corrected in black ink.
8 "The Yen: a Coin With A Hole in It", June 4, 1960
Early version. Ten Pages plus one title page. Windham's original typescript, one page of William Maxwell's typescript, with Windham's black ink corrections, and Maxwell's pencil annotations throughout. Another version, seven pages plus title page. Windham's typescript corrected in black ink, with Maxwell's handwritten annotations on alternate first page. Accompanied by two sets of tear sheets and letter from the New Yorker returning the manuscript after publication
9 "The Long Sunday Ride", undated
Early version. Seven pages plus title page. Windham's typescript corrected in black ink and pencil. Later version, with abandoned beginning, and end frame. Seven pages. Windham's original typescript with his corrections in black ink.
10 "The Rain"
Windham's original typescript corrected in black ink, ten pages. Accompanied by letter from the New Yorker returning the manuscript after publication. (April 23, 1960) Accompanied by two sets of tear sheets from the New Yorker, one extensively corrected by Windham in black ink for the Scribner's typesetter.
11 "Gentian", November 17, 1962
Carbon of Windham's original typescript, on extra length Italian paper, corrected in black ink. Eleven pages, Nine galley proofs from the New Yorker, extensively corrected throughout by Windham in pencil. Six full page proofs, a few corrections in pencil by Maxwell, of the story's appearance in the New Yorker.
12 "The Chiffarobe", October 22, 1960
Windham's original typescript, thirteen pages plus title page. Accompanied by six pages (both side) tear sheets from the New Yorker, corrected throughout by Windham in black ink, for the Scribner's printer, and a letter from the New Yorker returning the manuscript after publication.
13 "Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Diamond"
Early version. Windham's original typescript. Three pages. Final version: carbon of Windham's typescript corrected in black ink. Three pages.
14 "The Glass Doors", undated
Early version. Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink. Seven pages plus title page. Second version: . Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink, and annotated through by William Maxwell in pencil. 22 pages. Third version: . Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink and pencil. Seventeen pages plus title page. Final version, Windham's typescript, corrected in black ink. Eight pages.
15 "Myopia", July 13, 1963
Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink, and used by the New Yorker's typesetters with their marks, stamps etc. throughout. Accompanied by the carbon of this typescript used by Windham for revisions, and by an extra page of alternative text. Also: nine New Yorker galley proofs, containing passages cut as possibly libelous and five full page proofs of the story's appearance in the New Yorker, plus letter from the New Yorker returning the manuscript after publication.
16 "The Square Jaw", undated
Early version. Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink and pencil. Nine pages plus title page. Early version of The Kelly Boys section: Windham's typescript on ringed notebook paper. Two pages. Final version: Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink. Ten pages.
17 When you Wet the Bed, First it is Warm then it Gets Cold, undated
Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink. Ten pages. (Retitled in the book: Blocks and Books)
18 Journey 19 and Pegasus, undated
Early version, Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink and pencil with some annotations by William Maxwell in pencil. Twenty one pages. Final version Windham's original typescript, corrected in black ink. Twenty four pages. (Retitled in book: A Horse With Wings)
 

Series 7: 1984 Additions- manuscripts

Series 7. 1984 Additions consists of proofs, first drafts and adaptations for the stage of some of Donald Windham's works including, The Baker's Wife, Like a Flower, and Two People. Also included is an original typescript by Tennessee Williams of Stairs to the Roof, signed by Tennessee Williams.



Subseries 7.1: Others' works

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211 Death Watch on the Southside proofs, by Jorge Luis Borges
Ten page proofs.
9 Stairs to the Roof Tennessee Williams (signed original manuscript), 1941 (In blue slipcase.)
original typescript in blue paper folder, Includes a note written by Donald Windham, and signed by Windham and Sandy Campbell. This note reports that this is the original manuscript of this early play of Tennessee Williams and given to the University of Georgia Libraries in honor of Richard Harwell.



Subseries 7.2: Windham's work

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212 The Baker's Wife Donald Windham (adaptation of a French film), 1954
adaptation for stage of the French Film, with holographic corrections.
3 Like a Flower Donald Windham (unpublished novel, set in Georgia), 1955
unpublished novel, with holographic corrections
4 Two People, by Donald Windham (photocopy), 1965
photocopy with authors corrections. Extensive holographic corrections.
5 Two People (first draft, chapters 1-5), 1965
first draft of early chapters (1-5) holographic corrections.
6 Two People (later draft, chapters 1-2), 1965
second draft of early chapters (1-2) holographic corrections.
7 Two People (second draft of early chapters 3-6), 1965
second draft of early chapters (3-6) holographic corrections.
8 Two People (first draft of early chapters 7-9), 1965
first draft of early chapters (7-9) holographic corrections.



Subseries 7.3: Copies of Short Stories Written by Donald Windham

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22 "The Ring: A Link in a Chain" : The Listener, March 5, 1959
22 "Paolo" : The Listener, April 2, 1959
22 "The Bath Tub" : The Listener, July 16, 1959
22 "The Rain" : The New Yorker, April 23, 1960
22 "The Full-Length Portrait" : The New Yorker, May 14, 1960
22 "The Yen: A Coin With a Hole in It" : The New Yorker, June 4, 1960
22 "The Man Who Could Not Come into the House" : The New Yorker, July 30, 1960
22 "Gentian" : The New Yorker, November 17, 1962
22 "Myopia" : The New Yorker, July 13, 1963 (5 copies)
 

Series 8: Proofs of Other Works and Clippings

Series 8. Proofs of Other Works and Clippings consists of proofs (author's, galley and master) and first and final drafts of some of Donald Windham's works including, Lost Friendships, The Hitchhiker, The Starless Air, and Single Harvest. Also included are clippings about Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote, audio recordings of Truman Capote reading some of his works, book jackets of some of Donald Windham's books, posters, photographs, and published writings from several periodicals.



Subseries 8.1: Writings

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231"The Hitchhiker" Donald Windham (In black slipcase.)
Original typescript. This includes typescript notes as well as notes and corrections in Windham's hand. Includes preliminary drafts as well as the final draft. Also tear sheets for edition printed in limited edition in Italy in August 1950.
2"The Starless Air" Donald Windham, 1947 (In brown slipcase.)
Original typescript; with holographic corrections.
3"Single Harvest" Donald Windham, Undated (In brown slipcase.)
Original typescript; twenty two pages of handwritten notes, also typescript notes. Includes holographic corrections of the manuscript itself. Also four pages of the short story, "The Covered Bridge." Included also is a letter from a person named Gilbert who seems to believe he and his life are the subject of the story. Windham replies that such is not the case, though he used elements of "Gilbert's" life, "it certainly does not portray you or my feelings about you in the least."
4"Paolo" Donald Windham, 1958 (In blue slipcase.)
Original typescript. Includes drafts of the story and typescript notes. All drafts contain holographic corrections. Includes both handwritten and typescript notes.
5"Flesh Farewell" Donald Windham, 1948
Original typescript. Includes typescript notes, and holographic corrections of the typescript.
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241 As if ... A Personal View of Tennessee Williams, Donald Windham, 1985
Original typescript with holographic corrections, also corrected galley proofs.
2 Lost Friendships, Donald Windham, 1986
corrected galley proofs.
3 Lost Friendships, Donald Windham, 1986
100-200 corrected galley proofs
4 Lost Friendships, Donald Windham, 1986
201-232 corrected galley proofs
5 Lost Friendships, Donald Windham, 1986
author's proofs
6 Lost Friendships, Donald Windham, 1986
master proofs, heavily corrected
7 Lost Friendships, Donald Windham, 1986
final master proofs
8 Lost Friendships, Donald Windham, 1987
master proofs, Memo, proof sheets, and photocopied pages.



Subseries 8.2: Clippings

Truman Capote
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2511964
21966
31968
41970
51972
61973
71975
81976
91977
101978
111979
121980
131981
141983
151984
161986
171987
18Undated
Tennessee Williams
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2611928
21942
31953
41955
51957
61958
71959
81962
91963
101964
111967-1969
121970
131971
141972
151973
161974
171975
181976
191977
201978
211979
221980
231981
241982
251983
261984
271985
281986
291987
30undated