Calder Willingham papers

Calder Willingham papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Calder Willingham papers
Creator: Willingham, Calder, 1922-1995
Inclusive Dates: 1949-1985
Language: English
Extent: 7.25 Linear Feet 13 document boxes, 3 half boxes
Collection Number: ms2443
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

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

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 October 16.

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.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

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

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11Correspondence, 1949-1959
12Correspondence, 1960-1969
13Correspondence, 1970-1979
14Correspondence - undated
15Unmailed correspondence to Pauline Kael
16"Unmailed letters mailed late"
17Correspondence - Andrew Mayne, 1992-1993
18Correspondence - Steven Spielberg, 1993
 

2. Drafts and Proofs

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21Miscellaneous Drafts
22Miscellaneous Drafts
23Draft; Acidosis
24Draft; Advice to Pinkie
25Draft; After Love Animals are Sad
26Draft; Alcestis
27Draft; Bee and the Blossom
28Draft; Binaural Amplification
29Draft; Blind Date
210Draft; Bus Travel Makes a Man Passionate
211Draft; Clud Rides Again
212Draft; Destination Nowhere
213Draft; Expedience
214Draft; Ham Ector
215Draft; A Hermeneutical Note by The Author
216Draft; Ideas for Musical Comedies
217Draft; I'll Keep You in Mind
218Draft; The Importance of Norway
219Draft; A Little Man is Following Me
220Draft; Magic is So Seldom
221Draft; Me Healt Comes Foist
222Draft; True Myth Maker of the Post Bellum South
223Draft; Notes on a Rotting Goose
224Draft; Notes on Marjorie Morningstar
225Draft; Notes on Revisions of "Family Reunion"
226Draft; The Old Man on the Subject of Jewdom
227Draft; The Peckerpucking Pond
228Draft; Pop Literature
229Draft; Robert Marquales
230Draft; The Sad and Awful Plight of Contemporary Literature
231Draft; The Shrunk Inheritance
232Draft; Something About Dixie
233Draft; Thieves Like Us
234Draft; Torture the Pony
235Draft; A Trip South
236Draft; The Valley of a Thousand Smokes
237Draft; The Voyage of the Espy
238Draft; What Star So Humble
239Draft; What Mrs. Sexsmith Said
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31Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
32Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
33Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
34Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
35Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
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41Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
42Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
43Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
44Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
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51Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
52Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
53Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
54Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
55Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
56Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
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61Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
62Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
63Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
64Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
65Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
66Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
67Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
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71Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
72Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
73Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
74Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
75Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
76Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
77Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
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81Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
82Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
83Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
84Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
85Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
86Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
87Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
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91Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
92Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
93Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
94Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
95Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
96Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
97Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
98Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
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101Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
102Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
103Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
104Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
105Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
106Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
107Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
108Drafts, Proofs; The Eternal Fire
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15Galley proof The Coming of Harry Diadem
 

3. Bound Volumes

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

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