The John Jakes Papers, 1973-2001

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Finding List
 

I. Works

 

A.   Checklists

Box 1:  Checklists of papers previously deposited:

DePauw University Archives

Center for the Study of Popular Culture, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Archive of Contemporary History, University of Wyoming, Laramie WY

Checklist of donated books

Checklist of loaned materials

Deposit lists for papers in the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina         

 

B.   American Bicentennial Series a.k.a. Kent Family Chronicles

Box 1: The Bastard (v. I of series) - Notes and Correspondence

            Box 2: The Rebels (v. II of series) - Notes and Correspondence

            Box 3: The Seekers (v. III of series) - Notes and Correspondence

            Box 4: The Furies (v. IV of series) - Notes and Correspondence

            Box 5: The Titans (v. V of series) - Notes and Correspondence

            Box 6: The Warriors (v. VI of series) - Notes and Correspondence

            Box 7-8: The Lawless (v. VII of series) - Notes and Correspondence

            Box 9: The Americans (v. VIII of series) - Notes and Correspondence

 

C.     The North South Trilogy

           Box 1: Heaven and Hell (v. III of series)

           First draft screenplay (three two hour scripts) by Suzanne Clauser for

           6 hour miniseries (David L. Wolper Productions-Warner Bros.-ABC, 1994)

           Box 2: Heaven and Hell (v. III of series)

           Revised version of the screenplay; either second or third draft

 

D.     California Gold – Correspondence and Memos

            Box 1

 

E.  Homeland

            Box 1: Script for Audio Abridgement, Bantam-Doubleday-Dell Audio,

            recorded by Edward Hermann.

            Publicity, correspondence, miscellaneous.

            Box 2: Correspondence between John Jakes and Herman Gollob

            First draft manuscript annotated by author (pink marker), editor

            Herman Gollob (black lead pencil)

            Book One: The Crowns (a.k.a. Homeland)

            Book Two: The White City 1893

            Box 3: First draft manuscript annotated by author (pink marker), editor

            Herman Gollob (black lead pencil)

            Book Three: The Bleeding City 1894

            Book Four: Wild on the Levee 1895-1898

            Box 4: First draft manuscript annotated by author (pink marker), editor

            Herman Gollob (black lead pencil)

            Book Five: Stars and stripes forever

            Box 5: Final draft manuscript (production copy) annotated

            -Stylesheet

            -Part one: Berlin 1891-1892

            -Part two: Steerage 1892

            -Part three: Chicago 1892-1893

            Box 6: Final draft manuscript (production copy) annotated

            -Part four: Julie

            -Part five: Pullman

            Box 7: Final draft manuscript (production copy) annotated

            -Part six: Levee  1895-1896

            -Part seven: Flickers 1896-1898

            Box 8: Final draft manuscript (production copy) annotated

            -Part eight: Tampa 1898

            -Part nine: War 1898

            -Part ten: Homecoming 1900-1901

 

F.      In the Big Country, edited by Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg

(Bantam Books, 1993) Mass market edition of The best western stories of John Jakes, Ohio University Press, 1991. 

Box 1: Author’s original manuscript (production copy) of materials new to this              edition: (1) Author’s foreword

            (2) “Carolina Warpath” (novella)

 

G.    American Dreams (Dutton)

            Box 1: Version #1: “Limelight.”  Not completed.

            Box 2: Verson #2: “Movies.”  Annotated by author.

            Part one: Nickelodeons (1912-1913)

            Part two: Hollywood (1914)

            Part three : Battlefield (1915-1917)

            Box 3: Version #3: Rewritten from editorial notes by freelance editor Genevieve

            Young

            Part one: Family

            Part two: Theatricals

            Part three: Detroit

            Part four: Pictures

Box 4: Version #3: Rewritten from editorial notes by freelance editor Genevieve

Young

            Part five: Movies

            Part six: War

            Part seven: Battlefield

Boxes 5-6: Version #4: Submitted for publication to various houses May-June 1997 with annotations

Box 5: Part one: Family

            Part two: Theatricals

            Part three: Detroit

            Part four: Pictures

Box 6: Part five: Movies

            Part six: War

            Part seven: Battlefield

Boxes 7-8: Version #5 : Heavily annotated by Danielle Perez, editor at Dutton Signet. Revisions consist of heavy cutting, Writing of several new chapters and reorganization of the entire book.

Box 7: Part one: Family 1906

            Part two: Theatricals 1907-1908

            Part three: Detroit 1908-1909

            Part four: Pictures 1909-1910

Box 8: Part five: Movies 1911-1912

            Part six: War 1913-1914

            Part seven: Battlefield 1915

Boxes 9-10: Original production manuscript 

Box 9: Part one: Dreamers

            Part two: Striving

Box 9:             Part three: Pictures

Box 10: Part four: California

            Part five: Nightmare

            Part six: Battlefield

            Afterword

Boxes 11-12: Final Version printed from diskettes in WordPerfect 6.1*

Box 11: Title page – p. 404

Box 12: p. 401-p. 747

           

H.    On Secret Service : a novel (Dutton)

Box 1: First concept notes, 1997 and related material including miscellaneous correspondence

Box 2: Author’s final paper draft- with manuscript annotations

Box 3: Author’s revision “Pages and publisher’s copy editing instructions,” 14 September 1999.

Box 4: First draft (final) pages 1-303 & 351-599, from diskettes in WordPerfect 7 printed from ver. 8. July 17, 2001*

Box 5: Revision p. 1-300*

Box 6: Revision p. 301-600*

Box 7: Revision #2 p. 1-300*

Box 8: Revision #2 p. 301-598*

Box 9: First draft (final) p. 1-303*

Box 10: First draft (final) p. 301-600, includes partial afterword*

Box 11-12: Final mss.

 

I.       Charleston: a novel (Dutton)

Box 1-2: Research notes, outlines, drafts, fragments

Box 3: Simon & Schuster Audio script, with related correspondence and notes

Box 4-5: Original setting typescripts

Box 6-8: Final drafts

 

J.       Savannah, or a gift for Mr. Lincoln (Dutton)

Box 1: Script for audio abridgement

Box 2: Outline; Research material

Box 3: Two typescripts with holograph amendations, 314 and 318 p. respectively

Box 4: Typescript, 320 p.; Page proof with amendations, 292 p.

 

K.    The Gods of Newport (Dutton)

Box 1:  Script for audio abridgement

Box 2:  Outline and related correspondence

Box 3:  First version, notes, incomplete and finished ms.

Box 4:  Revised final ms.

 

L.     Miscellaneous works

Box 1: “The Delicate Age: A Musical Revue,” music by Phil Davis and Bob       Kuenzli; lyrics by Paisely Harwood, John Jakes, and Bob Zemon, music CD

featuring the selections for which John Jakes wrote the lyrics and program.

“The Delicate Age” was originally produced at DePauw University, Spring 1952

By Sigma Delta Chi, the professional journalism fraternity. With accompanying TLS to Patrick Scott dated July 22, 2003

 

“Mercy at Gettysburg,” copy, 9 p.; TLS to Patrick Scott dated June 20, 2000 about the commissioned work

 

II. General Correspondence

 

Box 1: 

A.    Matthew J. Bruccoli

-Typed postcards dated 1/30/84, 3/31/84, 1/30/85

-TLS dated 1/22/85

-Copy of TLS to Frank and Mike dated Nov. 11, 1992, Copy of letter from JJ to his literary executors informing them of His deed of gift to the Thomas Cooper Library.  Typed and signed note on “Post-It” to MJB dated Nov. 11, 1992

- TLS dated Jan. 17, 2001 re: A&E Gatsby

            B. George Terry

            - Christmas card, 1999

            -Typed postcard dated May 26, 1999

            C. Letter to John Jakes from a fan of Kent Family saga, dated Sept. 28, 1993

 

III. Miscellaneous

 

Box 1:

A.    Narrator’s annotated copy of score of Aaron Copeland’s A Lincoln Portrait,

Which was performed by the Hilton Head Orchestra and narrated by John Jakes, March 13, 1993; with program of the Hilton Head Orchestra for the March 13, 1993 performance.

B.     Remarks made by John Jakes to the Thomas Cooper Society, January 10,

2002

C.     Videocassette of 8/23/52 episdoe of John Jakes’ appearance on

“Beat the Clock,” signed and dated by Jakes.

D.    Program from “An Evening with Lou and Beth Holtz hosted by the University

Libraries,” Friday, January 23, 2004, 6:30 p.m., Thomas Cooper Library,
Graniteville Room.

 


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