Calder Willingham papers

Calder Willingham papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Calder Willingham papers
Creator: Willingham, Calder, 1922-1995
Inclusive Dates: 1942-1995
Language: English
Extent: 8.75 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Collection Number: ms3908
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Calder Willingham (1922-1995) was an accomplished novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.

For further information, see the article "Calder Willingham" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of screenplays, scripts, and unfinished work written by Calder Willingham. The most well-documented work in the collection is Rambling Rose, for which there are several drafts of screenplays, documents, and clippings. Screenplays for Little Big Man are also included, as well as scripts and treatments for projects that apparently never materialized. The collection also includes essays Willingham wrote on a number of topics, such as writing, philosophy, religion, and his upbringing. There is a substantial amount of correspondence including letters between Willingham and fellow authors Herman Wouk and James T. Farrell. Correspondence begun while Willingham was in college at the University of Virginia includes two love interests as well as David T. Bazelon, who would become a noted social critic. Some interviews and reviews of his work also form part of the collection.


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies can be made available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Calder Willingham papers, ms 3908, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3908/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11The Automobile Man script
 
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102-4"The Awakening Hand" (unpublished novel)
 
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121-2"The Awakening Hand" (unpublished novel)
 
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101"Broken Lights" (unfinished novel), 1983
 
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123-4"Broken Lights" (unfinished novel) - original manuscript, part one, second draft
 
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105"End as a Man" stageplay
 
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12Family Reunion Parts I-II Screenplay, second draft, 1980
 
13Family Reunion Part II script
 
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106"Geraldine Bradshaw" first draft
 
107"Geraldine Bradshaw" first draft with notes
 
108"Geraldine Bradshaw" second draft, 1986
 
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127-8"Geraldine Bradshaw" third draft, 1986 December 21
 
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14The Gold Ram screenplay
 
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1010Notes on a sequel to Gone with the Wind
 
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15How Tall is Toscanini? script
 
16In His Steps screenplay, first draft
 
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125-6Julie's Valley script - second draft, 1994 February 21
 
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17The Last One Left screenplay
 
18Little Big Man screenplay
 
19Little Big Man screenplay , 1966
 
110Little Big Man screenplay, 1976
 
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129-11Little Big Man screenplay - final draft, 1969 April 4
 
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111Notes on Malcolm X screenplay
 
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109"Pig's Head" original screenplay treatment, 1987
 
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112The Pink House on Smiling Hill script
 
113Rambling Rose original script, 1990
 
114Rambling Rose screenplay draft, 1990
 
115Rambling Rose revised screenplay 1991
 
116Rambling Rose screenplay
 
117Rambling Rose dialogue list, 1991
 
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21Rambling Rose screenplay and press kit
 
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61Rambling Rose revisions and notes, 1990
 
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31Rambling Rose clippings (1 of 2), 1990-1991
 
32Rambling Rose clippings (2 of 2), 1990-1991
 
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59Notes on River Kwai
 
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33Photograph: Lauren Dern on the set of Rambling Rose
 
34Rats and Flies, and Various Other Household Pests script
 
35A Song for St. Cecilia script
 
36A Song for St. Cecilia script
 
37The Ten Commandments: Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery screenplay , 1978
 
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1212Toscanini and Picasso screenplay - two copies
 
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38Travels with Charley feasibility study
 
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41Variations on a Theme script
 
42Vinegar Joe screenplay
 
43Vinegar Joe screenplay
 
44Post-treatment notes on William Walker
 
45The World and William Walker treatment, 1979
 
46It Rained on My Picasso playscript
 
47Essays
 
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51Essays
 
52Early writings, 1942-1949
 
53Writings on Eric Vogelin
 
54Unpublished writing
 
55Poetry
 
56Reviews of Willingham's work
 
57Interviews with Calder Willingham
 
510Notes
 
511Biographical summaries
 
512Calder Willingham photographs
 
513Plans for Rambling Rose book jacket, 1978
 
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67Julie's Valley draft - partial, undated
 
68Julie's Valley treatment, 1992
 
69Julie's Valley first draft, 1993
 
610Julie's Valley correspondence and notes, 1992-1995
 
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71Julie's Valley first draft , 1993
 
72Julie's Valley first draft for Herb Slojewski, 1993
 
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1214Transcript from meeting about "Julie's Valley" with Steven Spielberg, Sally Field, Calder Willingham, and Deborah Newmyer, 1994 January 21
 
1215Notebook for "Julie's Valley"
 
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58Correspondence, 1969-1978
 
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81Correspondence- A
 
82Correspondence- B
 
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1011-14Correspondence- David T. Bazelon, 1942
 
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83Correspondence- C
 
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1110Correspondence- Truman Capote, 1972
 
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64Correspondence- Martha Coolidge regarding Rambling Rose , 1990-1992
 
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84Correspondence- D-E
 
85Correspondence- F
 
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1111Correspondence- James T. Farrell, 1942-1979
 
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1216Correspondence - Mark Fields and notes on "Geraldine Bradshaw", 1986
 
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86Correspondence- G
 
87Correspondence- H-I
 
88Correspondence- J
 
89Correspondence- K-L
 
810Correspondence- M
 
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1112Correspondence- Norman Mailer, undated
 
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65-6Correspondence- Barry Mendel, 1988-1995
 
63Correspondence- Barry Mendel regarding Rambling Rose , 1990-1991
 
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811Correspondence- N-O
 
812Correspondence- P
 
813Correspondence- R
 
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1015-18Correspondence- Meddie Riddle, 1942
 
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111-3Correspondence- Meddie Riddle, 1942-1943
 
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814Correspondence- Sa-Sc
 
815Correspondence- Sh-St
 
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114-5Correspondence- Dorothy C. Spence, 1944-1945
 
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1213Correspondence - Steven Spielberg with notes on "Julie's Valley" script, 1993 July 27
 
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816Correspondence- T
 
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1121Correspondence- Frances Willingham Todd, 1946-1950, 1976, 1989-1994
 
1113Correspondence- John Updike, 1967; 1989
 
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817Correspondence- V
 
818Correspondence- W
 
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1117Correspondence- C.B. Willingham, Sr., 1965-1966, 1975, undated
 
1118-20Correspondence- Eleanor Wilcox Willingham, 1946-1951, undated
 
1122Correspondence- Tom Willingham, 1950-1988
 
1123Correspondence- Warren Willingham, 1947-1994
 
1114Correspondence- Tom Wolfe, 1965-1975
 
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820-28Correspondence- Calder WIllingham to Herman Wouk, 1953-1994
 
829-32Correspondence- Herman Wouk, 1955-1994
 
819Correspondence- Y-Z
 
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116Correspondence- Professional, 1946-1968
 
117Correspondence regarding "Broken Lights" (unpublished novel), 1983-1989
 
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62Correspondence regarding Rambling Rose, 1990-1992
 
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118Correspondence regarding movie projects, 1990-1992
 
119Correspondence- Well-known people, 1946-1992, undated
 
1115Correspondence- Personal, 1965-1995
 
1116Correspondence- Family, 1951, 1971-1994
 
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91Correspondence- Golf-related
 
93Correspondence- Drafts and unmailed letters, 1956-1991
 
92Benoit golf club material
 
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1124Guggenheim Fellowship applications, 1950-1954
 
1125Statement by Calder Willingham in the matter of arbitration bewtween Calder Willingham and Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
 
1126Divorce papers, 1951
 
1127Receipts and pay stubs, 1955-1959
 
1128Address book
 
1129Photograph of William Styron, 1979

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