Calder Willingham papers

Calder Willingham papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Willingham, Calder, 1922-1995
Title: Calder Willingham papers
Dates: 1949-1985
Quantity: 7.25 Linear feet 13 document boxes, 3 half boxes
Coll. Number: ms2443

Biographical/Historical Note

Calder Baynard Willingham (1922-1995) was a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He was born in Atlanta and grew up in Rome, Georgia. After completing his education at the University of Virginia, Willingham moved to New York City, where he associated with many of the era's top writers. He was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2008. For additional information see Calder Willingham in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of drafts of manuscripts; drafts and proofs of The Eternal Fire, and annotated screenplays of several film and stage productions that Willingham either wrote or collaborated on. The papers also contain some correspondence to and from other writers, agents, and publishers. In additional, there are unmailed letters by Willingham, written mainly to vent his opinion on a particular matter or situation, not with the intention of mailing them. Included are the annotated screenplays of several film and stage productions that Willingham either wrote or collaborated on, such as The Graduate, Little Big Man, Patton, and Paths of Glory.


Index Terms

American literature.
Authors, American--Georgia.
Dramatists--Georgia.
Motion pictures--United States.
Screenplays.
Screenwriters--Georgia.
Scripts (documents)

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Calder Willingham papers, ms2443, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library purchased the papers of novelist and screenwriter Calder Willingham in February of 1986.


Related Material

For other Calder Willingham collections in the Hargrett Library, see also Calder Willingham "Rambling Rose" script, ms3779; Calder Willingham "On the Yard" screenplay, ms3351; Calder Willingham "Toscanini and Picasso" script, ms3491; Calder Willingham letter to Wesley Hartley, ms3510; and Calder Willingham typescript and letter, ms3696.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence

BoxFolder
11Correspondence, 1949-1959
2Correspondence, 1960-1969
3Correspondence, 1970-1979
4Correspondence - undated
5Unmailed correspondence to Pauline Kael
6"Unmailed letters mailed late"
7Correspondence - Andrew Mayne, 1992-1993
8Correspondence - Steven Spielberg, 1993
 

2. Drafts and Proofs

BoxFolder
21Miscellaneous Drafts
2Miscellaneous Drafts
3Draft; Acidosis
4Draft; Advice to Pinkie
5Draft; After Love Animals are Sad
6Draft; Alcestis
7Draft; Bee and the Blossom
8Draft; Binaural Amplification
9Draft; Blind Date
10Draft; Bus Travel Makes a Man Passionate
11Draft; Clud Rides Again
12Draft; Destination Nowhere
13Draft; Expedience
14Draft; Ham Ector
15Draft; A Hermeneutical Note by The Author
16Draft; Ideas for Musical Comedies
17Draft; I'll Keep You in Mind
18Draft; The Importance of Norway
19Draft; A Little Man is Following Me
20Draft; Magic is So Seldom
21Draft; Me Healt Comes Foist
22Draft; True Myth Maker of the Post Bellum South
23Draft; Notes on a Rotting Goose
24Draft; Notes on Marjorie Morningstar
25Draft; Notes on Revisions of "Family Reunion"
26Draft; The Old Man on the Subject of Jewdom
27Draft; The Peckerpucking Pond
28Draft; Pop Literature
29Draft; Robert Marquales
30Draft; The Sad and Awful Plight of Contemporary Literature
31Draft; The Shrunk Inheritance
32Draft; Something About Dixie
33Draft; Thieves Like Us
34Draft; Torture the Pony
35Draft; A Trip South
36Draft; The Valley of a Thousand Smokes
37Draft; The Voyage of the Espy
38Draft; What Star So Humble
39Draft; What Mrs. Sexsmith Said
BoxFolder
31Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
2Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
3Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
4Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
5Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
BoxFolder
41Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
2Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
3Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
4Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
BoxFolder
51Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
2Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
3Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
4Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
5Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
6Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
BoxFolder
61Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
2Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
3Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
4Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
5Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
6Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
7Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
BoxFolder
71Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
2Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
3Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
4Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
5Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
6Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
7Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
BoxFolder
81Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
2Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
3Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
4Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
5Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
6Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
7Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
BoxFolder
91Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
2Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
3Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
4Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
5Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
6Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
7Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
8Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
BoxFolder
101Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
2Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
3Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
4Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
5Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
6Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
7Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
8Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
Box
15Galley proof The Coming of Harry Diadem
 

3. Bound Volumes

Box
11 The Automobile Man
The Building of Venus Four Part 1
The Building of Venus Four Part 2, Part 3
End as a Man
End as a Man (copy 2)
The Gold Ram
The Sign of the Ram
Box
12 In His Steps
The Last One Left
The Last One Left (copy 2)
Little Big Man
Little Big Man (copy 2)
Box
13 Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory (copy 2)
Patton
Patton (copy 2)
Providence Island
Box
14 The Ten Commandments
A Widow's Mite
Time and Tide
Toscanini and Picasso
Ruined Milk
The World and William Walker
Box
15A The Big Nickel
The Building of Venus Four
Reach to the Stars