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George V. Higgins Archive

Collection: MSS. 2003:4

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PICTURE OF GEORGE V. HIGGINS


               Summary

                          Title: George V. Higgins Archive

                          Collection Number: MSS. 2003:4

                          Creator: George V. Higgins

                          Extent: 140 cubic feet (123 archival boxes)

               Administrative Information

                          Provenance: Gift/purchase, 2003

                          Processed by: Eugene McClain, Michael Berry, Bruce Langley and Jeffrey Makala, with assistance from Kristi Castro

                          Access Restrictions: Open to research

                          Preferred Citation: [Item], George V. Higgins Archive, University of South Carolina Libraries

                          Publication Rights: All rights reside with the estate of the creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Rare Books and Special                                                          Collections.





Chronology


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Related Materials

     Matthew J. Bruccoli collection of George V. Higgins, including books, periodical appearances, manuscripts, and ephemera. See library catalog.

     Matthew J. Bruccoli Correspondence Collection. Extensive incoming correspondence with George V. Higgins.

     Foreign, large print, and books-on-tape editions of George V. Higgins. See library catalog.




Scope and Contents Note

     This finding aid documents the life and works of American author George V. Higgins (1939-1999) found in the Higgins Archive at the University of South Carolina. The archive is a comprehensive collection of the author’s manuscripts and personal papers acquired in 2003 from the Higgins family.
     George V. Higgins, the author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle and 25 other novels, wrote gripping, ultra-realistic stories about individuals in crisis: criminals, police officers, lawyers and politicians. His work has been cited as an influence by authors ranging from Elmore Leonard and James Ellroy to David Mamet. His first published novel, the bestselling The Friends of Eddie Coyle, was hailed by The Observer as one of the top 20 American novels of the 20th century. In addition, Higgins wrote 4 nonfiction books, scores of short stories, newspaper and feature-length magazine journalism, literary criticism and book reviews, and hundreds of columns for major newspapers in Boston, Washington, D.C. and the Wall Street Journal. This itemization does not take into account his parallel careers as a prosecutor and U.S. Attorney, a lawyer in private practice and a professor and teacher of writing. Series 9 includes documentation of his legal work on behalf of G. Gordon Liddy and Eldridge Cleaver in the 1970s. The Higgins Archive contains documentation of all these activities, and is organized into the series noted below.
     Additional notes and description occur at the beginning of each series in finding aid. Many of Higgins’s original folder titles, especially in the subject files series, remain and have been placed in quotation marks to distinguish them from supplied folder titles. Henceforward, Higgins will be abbreviated as GVH.



Series                                                                                                                                                                        Box

     1.  Biography, CVs, family documents                                                                                            1-2

     2.  Publicity and interviews                                                                                                             3

     3.  Correspondence                                                                                                                          4-15

     4.  Books                                                                                                                                          15-60

     5.  Short stories                                                                                                                                60-64

     6.  Screenplays, teleplays                                                                                                                 64-65

     7.  Addresses, journalism, book reviews                                                                                          66-68

     8.  Newspaper columns                                                                                                                    69-72

     9.  Legal                                                                                                                                           72-80

     10.  Teaching                                                                                                                                    81

     11.  Subject files                                                                                                                               82-92

     12.  Tax documents                                                                                                                          92-95

     13.  Photographs                                                                                                                               95

     14.  Audio/visual materials                                                                                                               96-99

     15.  Awards and realia                                                                                                                      99-100

     16.  Printed materials                                                                                                                       101-121

     17.  Oversize                                                                                                                                    122-123




Container List

Series 1: Biography, CVs, family documents

Box     Folder

1         1         Obituary, 1999

1         2-3      Higgins family documents (2 folders)
                      Civil War diary of Guy L. Thompson, Fort Whipple (VA) and Fort Totten
                      (Washington, D.C.), Sept. 1864 – June 1865. Also includes farm journal for
                      1869-78.
                      Arthur W. Thompson Civil War documents, 1863-65. Includes promotion
                      documents and correspondence with the Thompson family following his death in New Orleans.
                      John T. Higgins (GVH’s father), correspondence and documents,
                      including one piece of World War II V-Mail, 1943-63

1         4-17    Appointment calendars, 1974, 1980, 1986-96, 2000 (14 folders)

2         1         Associated Press sign, ca. 1965

2         2         Biology notes, Boston College, ca. 1958-61

2         3         Boston College class of 1961 25th reunion book, 1986

2         4         Business cards (not of GVH)

2         5         Cruising notebook and ship’s logs

2         6-10    CVs and annual reports, Boston University (5 folders), ca. 1980s-1998

2         11        Licenses, ID cards, press passes

2         12        Passports (5 items)

2         13        Resumes and standard press biographies, ca. early 1970s-1998

2         14        Stanford University, enrollment forms and seminar paper “Deep River Gone Dry: A Study of Twelfth Night,” 1961-62

2         15        Stationery, envelopes, business cards

2         16        Telephone lists and address books

2         17        U.S. Attorney license plate, ca. 1970

2         18        Wills, U.S. Attorney questionnaire, biographical documents, 1973-92


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Series 2: Publicity and interviews

Box: 3

This series includes newspaper and magazine clippings, media profiles, mentions of GVH in the news, and published interviews from primarily American and English sources. Most book reviews are located with their attendant book manuscripts in Series 4. Also included here is one bound copy of “Expiation Ritual in the Crime Novels of George V. Higgins,” Ph.D. dissertation, Erwin H. Ford II, SUNY Buffalo, 1988.

Series 3: Correspondence

This series includes personal and business correspondence, including extensive correspondence between GVH and his agents, book editors, publishers’ staff, and magazine editors. The arrangement is chronological, and personal and business correspondence is intermixed. There is a separate grouping of personal and business correspondence within Series 11: Subject files, that was maintained by GVH’s staff at his law offices in the 1970s and includes correspondence with William F. Buckley, Jr., David Halberstam, Ward Just, Tracy Kidder, William Manchester, Robert B. Parker, and Hunter S. Thompson. A separate grouping of subject-based correspondence with individuals follows the chronological run in this series.

Within this series drafts of short stories and magazine pieces, royalty statements, and travel documents can often be found. Interview transcripts include an extensive South Bank Show (UK) interview (4/5/87) and GVH’s written responses to a French magazine’s questions (9/18/85).

Notable correspondents in this series include: Jacques Barzun (1/24/90); Harold Bloom (1/19/95); William F. Buckley, Jr. (5/17/77); Father Robert Drinan (2/4/72, 12/9/87, 9/1/88); Gerald Ford (10/2/74); Donald Hall (12/6/93); Irving Howe to Leslie Fiedler re: GVH (1/9/88); Stephen King (6/26/84); Elmore Leonard (9/6/87); G. Gordon Liddy (4/2/92, 4/11/92, 6/16/92); Norman Mailer (5/30/74, 3/21/77); William Manchester (1/18/90, 3/29/91, 7/11/91, 11/15/93, 3/12/92, 9/1/92, 4/7/93, 4/18/93, 8/4/93); Robert Pinsky (6/13/96); Julian Symons (8/15/85, 8/29/85, 10/4/85); Hunter S. Thompson (4/7/74, 6/1/74); John Updike (7/30/83, 11/28/85); George Will (8/5/74, 5/1/77, 1/4/84, 5/26/86, 1/26/89); and Ted Williams (5/1/89).

There is extensive correspondence with novelists Robert B. Parker and Ward Just throughout the series. Also notable are the following items: “One Poem Taken to Heart,” (short story, 1/5/85); the introduction (unpublished) to a British edition of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye (8/22/89); and the following letters: to his son on his 18th birthday (6/1/87); to Matthew J. Bruccoli on writing and the writing life (10/22/96); to Charles Clunas (unsent) chronicling his personal difficulties from 1997-99 (1/16/99).


Boxes: 4-15

4          1944, 1960-64, 1966-76

5          1976-81

6          1981-84

7          1985-86

8          1986-88

9          1988-90

10         1991-93

11         1993-95

12         1995-98

13         1998-2000
            Boston Herald-American correspondence, 1977-78

14        Boston Herald-American correspondence, 1978-79

            Boston Globe correspondence, 1979-82

            Subject arrangement
                    “Accident,” 1998
                    “Roger K. Anderson,” 1985-93 (2 folders)
                    “Mary Bancroft,” 1973-76
                    “Jerry Bick – Hal Landes,” 1975-76
                    “BMW 635CSI,” 1996-97
                    “MJB” [Matthew J. Bruccoli], 1973-79, undated
                    “Edward Galligan,” 1998-99 (email printouts)

15         1     “Guggenheim Foundation,” 1996-97
             2     “Health care correspondence,” 1995-97
             3-4  “McLean Hospital,” 1998 (2 folders)

Series 4: Books

Books are arranged in chronological order, with nonfiction titles following the novels. The final group of unpublished manuscript material at the end includes the beginning of Defending Tommy Dell, the unfinished Jerry Kennedy novel Higgins was working on at his death, as well as other earlier abandoned novels, several of which were reworked and appear as screenplays or teleplays in Series 6. Folders containing book publicity and dust jacket mockups may contain items from multiple editions. See also Series 11: Subject files for additional documentation on the earlier books in this list.

Box     Folder

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1972)

15         5-6     Corrected typescript, “Jackie Brown at Twenty-Six” (2 folders)

15         7-8     Corrected typescript with author’s notes (2 folders)

15         9        Typescript, photocopy

15        10       Dust jackets and promotional material

15        11-12  Reviews (2 folders)

15        13       Screenplay, first draft, Sept. 1971

15        14       Screenplay, Aug. 1972

15        15       Film stills, 1973


The Digger’s Game (1973)

16        1-2      Partial typescript, uncorrected, p. 1-199 (2 folders)

16        3-6      Corrected typescript sections (4 folders)

16        7         Corrected typescript, p. 1- 62, photocopy, with editorial correspondence, 1972

16        8-12    Corrected typescript sections with correspondence (5 folders)

16        13-14  Corrected typescript sections, photocopy (editor’s copy) (2 folders)

16        15-16  Blues, (2 folders)

17        1-6      Proofs, (6 folders)

17        7         Dust jackets and promotional material

17        8         Reviews

17        9         Notes for screenplay, rough draft, manuscript and typescript

17        10       Screenplay, GVH typescript draft

17        11       Screenplay by Melvin Frank and David Zelag Goodman for Universal Studios, 1974


Cogan’s Trade (1974)

17        12-13  Corrected typescript, titled “Time and Jackie Cogan” (2 folders)

17        14-15  Corrected typescript, editor’s copy, 1974 (2 folders)

17        16-17  Corrected typescript sections, photocopy, “Time and Jackie Cogan” (2 folders)

18        1-2      Corrected typescript sections, photocopy, titled “Jackie Cogan and Time” (2 folders)

18        3         Corrected typescript, photocopy, titled “The New York Man”

18        4-5      Corrected typescript fragment, photocopy, “The New York Man” (2 folders)

18        6         Dust jackets and promotional material

18        7         Reviews


A City on a Hill (1975)

18        8-9      Corrected typescript, titled “An Interest in the Government” (2 folders)

18        10       Corrected typescript fragment, “An Interest in the Government,” p. 1-37

18        11-13  Corrected typescript, editor’s copy (3 folders)

18        14-16  Corrected typescript, photocopy sections, “An Interest in the Government” (3 folders)

18        17-18  Corrected typescript, photocopy sections (2 folders)

18        19-21  Page Proofs (3 folders)

19        1        Galley Proofs

19        2-3     Blues (2 folders)

19        4        Dust jackets and promotional material

19        5        Reviews


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The Judgment of Deke Hunter (1976)

19        6-7      Typescript, titled “A Stiller Town” (2 folders)

19        8-9      Corrected typescript, titled “A Stainless Steel Smith” (2 folders)

19        10-12  Typescript, titled “The Judgment of Corporal Hunter” (3 folders)

19        13-14  Typescript I, photocopy (2 folders)

19        15-17  Typescript II, photocopy (3 folders)

19        18       Typescript photocopy, incomplete, p. 1-42

19        19-20  Corrected typescript sections, photocopy (folders 1-2 of 4)

20        1-2      Corrected typescript sections, photocopy (folders 3-4 of 4)

20        3         Corrected typescript, photocopy, with correspondence, 1981

20        4         Galleys

20        5         Dust jackets and promotional material

20        6         Reviews


Dreamland (1977)

20        7-8      Typescript I, corrected (2 folders)

20        9-10    Typescript II, corrected (2 folders)

20        11       Corrected typescript sections

20        12-13  Typescript, photocopy (2 folders)

20        14-15  Corrected typescript, photocopy, with letter from copy editor, 1978 (2 folders)

20        16-17  Corrected typescript, photocopy (2 folders)

20        18       Galleys, 1977

20        19       Reviews


A Year or So with Edgar (1979)

21        1-3      Corrected typescript with correspondence, 1979 (3 folders)

21        4-6      Corrected typescript sections (3 folders)

21        7-8      Typescript photocopy I, uncorrected (2 folders)

21        9-11    Typescript photocopy II, uncorrected (3 folders)

21        12-14  Typescript photocopy III, uncorrected (3 folders)

21        15-16  Typescript photocopy IV, uncorrected (2 folders)

21        17       Corrected photocopy sections, with editorial correspondence, 1979

21        18       Washingtonian novel excerpt, galleys, 1978

21        19       Reviews


Kennedy for the Defense (1980)

22        1        Notes and character sketches, manuscript and typescript

22        2-3      Uncorrected typescript, titled “The Classiest Sleazy Lawyer in Boston” (2 folders)

22        4-6      Corrected typescript I (3 folders)

22        7-9      Corrected typescript II (3 folders)

22        10-11  Typescript, photocopy I (2 folders)

22        12-13  Typescript, photocopy II (2 folders)

22        14-16  Typescript, photocopy III (3 folders)

22        17-19  Corrected typescript (later edit), photocopy (3 folders)

23        1-2      Corrected typescript, titled “The Trials of Jerry Kennedy,” photocopy (2 folders)

23        3-4      Corrected typescript, photocopy sections (2 folders)

23        5-6      Author’s galleys, first proof, 1980 (2 folders)

23        7-8      First proofs, masters (2 folders)

23        9         Later proofs, with line corrections

23        10-14  Final proofs (5 folders)

23        15       Blues (partial)

23        16       Dust jackets and promotional material

23        17       Reviews

23        18       Novel variants, summary for screenplay, typescript, 1988-89

23        19       Teleplay by Joel Oliansky, first draft, 1990

23        20       Screenplay, photocopy, 1994


The Rat on Fire (1981)

24        1-3      Typescript, uncorrected (3 folders)

24        4         Corrected typescript fragment, ch. 1-2

24        5-6      Corrected typescript, ch. 10 (2 folders)

24        7-8      Corrected typescript (2 folders)

24        9-10    Typescript I, photocopy (2 folders)

24        11-12  Typescript II, photocopy (2 folders)

24        13-14  Typescript III, photocopy (2 folders)

24        15       Corrected typescript, bound

24        16-18  Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (3 folders)

24        19       Setting copy

24        20-21  Galleys (2 folders)

24        22       Dust jackets and publicity material

24        23       Reviews


The Patriot Game (1982)

25        1        Background material, clippings

25        2        Corrected early typescript sections, titled “The Principals of Freddie Michelmas”

25        3-5     Typescript, uncorrected (3 folders)

25        6-7      Corrected typescript, bound (2 folders)

25        8-10    Corrected typescript, photocopy (3 folders)

25        11-14  Corrected typescript, multiple sections, photocopy (4 folders)

25        15       Corrected typescript and photocopy sections, ch. 24-25

25        16-17  Corrected page proofs (2 folders)

25        18       Reviews


A Choice of Enemies (1984)

26        1-4      Early corrected typescript, titled “The Eye of the Beholder” (4 folders)

26        5-7      Corrected typescript sections (3 folders)

26        8         Typescript sections, chs. 3-4, 15

26        9-13    Corrected typescript, photocopy, with letter from copy editor, 1983 (5 folders)

26        14-17  Setting copy (4 folders)

27        1-3      Master proof, uncorrected (3 folders)

27        4-5      Corrected proof (2 folders)

27        6         Dust jackets and promotional materials

27        7-8      Reviews (2 folders)


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Penance for Jerry Kennedy (1985)

27        9-12    Typescript, with notes, titled “Motion to Discover: Jerry Kennedy, Esq.” (4 folders)

27        13-14  Corrected typescript sections, with editorial correspondence, 1983 (2 folders)

27        15       Typescript, ch. 1

27        16-19  Corrected typescript, with editorial correspondence, 1984 (4 folders)

28        1-4      Setting copy (4 folders)

28        5-6      Master proof, 1984 (2 folders)

28        7-8      Corrected proof (1984), with editorial correspondence, 1985 (2 folders)

28        9         Blues, 1985

28        10-11  Repros, 1985 (2 folders)

28        12       Dust jackets and promotional material

28        13       Reviews


Impostors (1986)

28        14-17  Typescript, titled “A Death in Waterford” (4 folders)

29        1-6      Typescript, titled “Impostors” (6 folders)

29        7-11    Corrected typescript, notes and editorial correspondence (5 folders)

29        12-13  Corrected typescript sections, with editorial correspondence (2 folders)

29        14-15  Typescript, photocopy, with notes and editorial correspondence (2 folders)

29        16-18  Corrected typescript sections, with editorial correspondence, 1985 (3 folders)

30        1-4      Corrected typescript with extensive corrections, photocopy (4 folders)

30        5-9      Corrected typescript, photocopy (5 folders)

30        10-14  Setting copy (5 folders)

30        15       Dust jackets and promotional material

30        16-20  Reviews (5 folders)


Outlaws (1987)

31        1        Notes

31        2-5     First typescript (4 folders)

31        6-10   Second typescript (5 folders)

31        11-14  Corrected typescript, photocopy, with notes (4 folders)

31        15-19  Corrected typescript, photocopy, with notes and background material, 1986 (5 folders)

32        1-5      Setting copy (5 folders)

32        6-9      Page proofs, photocopy (4 folders)

32        10       Dust jackets and promotional material

32        11-14  Reviews (4 folders)


Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years (1988)

32        15-16  Typescript, titled “The Parrot Could Be Trusted” (2 folders)

32        17-19  Typescript I, with notes (3 folders)

33        1-4      Typescript II (4 folders)

33        5         Corrected typescript, photocopy section I

33        6         Corrected typescript, photocopy sections II

33        7         Corrected typescript sections III

33        8-10    Copy edited typescript (3 folders)

33        11-13  Copy edited typescript, corrected, photocopy (3 folders)

33        14-16  Setting copy (3 folders)

33        17-18  Page proofs and editorial correspondence, 1988 (2 folders)

33        19       Editorial correspondence

33        20       Dust jackets and promotional material

34        1-3      Reviews (3 folders)


Trust (1989)

34        4-5      Typescript, titled “So Much of Life Is Trust,” with notes (2 folders)

34        6         Corrected typescript, sections

34        7-8      Corrected typescript, photocopy sections (2 folders)

34        9-10    Setting copy (2 folders)

34        11       Dust jackets and promotional material

34        12-14  Reviews (3 folders)


Victories (1990)

34        15-17  Early draft typescripts with notes (1-3 of 5 folders)

35        1-2      Early draft typescripts with notes (4-5 of 5 folders)

35        3-4      Early draft typescript, fragment (2 folders)

35        5-10    Corrected typescript sections (6 folders)

35        11-14  Typescript, photocopy (4 folders)

35        15-17  Setting copy (3 folders)

36        1-2      Page proofs I (2 folders)

36        3-4      Page proofs II, photocopy, 1990 (2 folders)

36        5-6      Author’s proofs, photocopy, 1990 (2 folders)

36        7         Dust jackets and promotional material

36        8         Reviews


The Mandeville Talent (1991)

36        9-11    Typescript (3 folders)

36        12-14  Corrected typescript, photocopy (3 folders)

36        15-16  Editor’s corrected typescript, photocopy, with correspondence (2 folders)

36        17-19  Corrected typescript, photocopy sections (3 folders)

37        1-2      Setting copy (2 folders)

37        3-4      Master page proof (2 folders)

37        5-6      Author’s proofs (2 folders)

37        7-8      Corrected proof (2 folders)

37        9         Dust jackets and promotional material

37        10       Reviews


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Defending Billy Ryan (1992)

37        11       Manuscript, ch.1, n.d.

37        12-18  Corrected typescript and photocopy sections from early drafts (1-7 of 11 folders)

38        1-4      Corrected typescript and photocopy sections from early drafts (8-11 of 11 folders)

38        5-6      Typescript, with letter to the editor, 1992 (2 folders)

38        7         Corrected typescript section

38        8-9      Corrected typescript, photocopy, with editorial correspondence, Aug. 1991 (2 folders)

38        10-12  Corrected typescript, photocopy, with editorial correspondence, Dec. 1991 (3 folders)

38        13-15  Setting copy (3 folders)

38        16-17  Proofs, first pass (2 folders)

38        18-19  Author’s proofs (2 folders)

39        1-2     Corrected confirmation proof (2 folders)

39        3        Dust jackets and promotional material

39        4        Reviews


Bomber’s Law (1993)

39        5-7      Typescript I (3 folders)

39        8-10    Typescript II (3 folders)

39        11-14  Corrected typescript sections (4 folders)

39        15-17  Setting copy (3 folders)

40        1-2      Corrected proofs, 1st pass (2 folders)

40        3-5      Corrected author’s proofs (3 folders)

40        6-7      Dust jackets and promotional material (2 folders)

40        8-9      Reviews (2 folders)


Swan Boats at Four (1995)

40        10-11  Typescript I (2 folders)

40        12-13  Typescript II (2 folders)

40        14-16  Typescript III (3 folders)

40        17-19  Typescript sections (3 folders)

40        20-21  Corrected typescript sections with notes and comments (folders 1-2 of 8)

41        1-6      Corrected typescript sections with notes and comments (folders 3-8 of 8)

41        7-9      Setting copy (3 folders)

41        10       Dust jackets and promotional material

41        11       Reviews


Sandra Nichols Found Dead (1996)

41        12       Notes, manuscripts and outlines

41        13-15  Corrected typescript sections from early drafts, with notes (3 folders)

41        16-17  Corrected typescript sections from early drafts (2 folders)

41        18-19  Typescript I (2 folders)

42        1-2      Typescript II (2 folders)

42        3-4      Typescript III (2 folders)

42        5-6      Typescript IV, with notes (2 folders)

42        7-9      Corrected typescript (3 folders)

42        10-14  Corrected typescript sections with notes (5 folders)

42        15       Dust Jackets and promotional material

42        16       Reviews


A Change in Gravity (1997)

42        17       Notes, correspondence and timeline

42        18-19  Corrected typescript and notes, titled “The Sorrowful Mysteries” (1-2 of 3 folders)

43        1         Corrected typescript and notes, “The Sorrowful Mysteries” (folder 3 of 3)

43        2-6      Corrected typescript and notes, titled “A Canterbury Tale” (5 folders)

43        7-8      Typescript fragment (2 folders)

43        9-13    Corrected typescript, photocopy, titled “A Change in Gravity” (5 folders)

43        14-16  Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (1-3 of 5 folders)

44        1-2      Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (folders 4-5 of 5)

44        3-6      Corrected typescript, photocopy (4 folders)

44        7-10    Typescript, Jan. 6, 1997 (4 folders)

44        11-15  Setting copy (5 folders)

44        16       Corrected galley proofs, 1st pass (1 of 3 folders)

45        1-2      Corrected galley proofs, 1st pass (folders 2-3 of 3)

45        3-5      Corrected galley proofs, 2nd pass (3 folders)

45        6         Dust jackets and promotional material

45        7         Reviews


The Agent (1998)

45        8         Notes and outline

45        9-13    Background information, clippings (5 folders)

45        14       Corrected typescript, with Henry Holt memorandum, Apr. 1, 1997

45        15       Incomplete typescript, with letter from Brandt and Brandt, Apr. 17, 1997

45        16-17  Typescript, “1st section” (2 folders)

45        18-19  Typescript, Aug. 12, 1997 (2 of 3 folders)

46        1         Typescript, Aug. 12, 1997 (folder 3 of 3)

46        2-4      Typescript, Sep. 8, 1997 (3 folders)

46        5-8      Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (4 folders)

46        9-11    Corrected typescript (3 folders)

46        12       Corrected proof, fragment

46        13       Dust jackets and promotional material

46        14       Reviews


At End of Day (2000)

46        15       Notes

46        16       Background information, clippings

46        17-19  Typescript, Apr. 29, 1994 (3 folders)

46        20       Corrected typescript I (1 of 3 folders)

47        1-2      Corrected typescript I (folders 2-3 of 3)

47        3-5      Corrected typescript II (3 folders)

47        6-9      Incomplete corrected typescript (4 folders)

47        10-16  Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (7 folders)

48        1-3      Corrected typescript, photocopy with notes (3 folders)

48        4-5      Corrected proofs, 1999 (2 folders)

48        6         Dust jackets and promotional material


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NONFICTION

The Friends of Richard Nixon (1975)

48        7-9      Notes (3 folders)
                      Background materials
48        10-11              Deposition of Charles W. Colson, 1972 (2 folders)

48        12                   Deposition of John N. Mitchell, 1972

48        13                   Deposition of Herbert W. Kalmback, 1973

48        14-15              Deposition of John D. Ehrlichman, 1973 (2 folders)

48        16                   Deposition of H. R. Haldeman, 1973

48        17       “The Judge Who Tried Harder,” galley proofs for Atlantic Monthly article

48        18       Atlantic Monthly, correspondence and clippings, 1974

48        19       Watergate drafts, n.d.

49        1-2      Watergate files, 1973-1974 (2 folders)

49        3        Watergate special prosecution force, 1973-1974

49        4-5     Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, 93rd Congress, Second Session, H. Res 803: Book II, pt. 2 “Events Following the
                     Watergate Break-in,” Book VII, pt. 4 “White House Surveillance Activities and Campaign Activities,” 2 volumes, May-June 1974.

49        6-17      Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (1-12 of 18 folders)

50        1-6      Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (13-18 of 18 folders)

50        7-10      Corrected typescript (4 folders)

50        11-14  Corrected typescript, photocopy (4 folders)

50        15-18  Setting copy (4 folders)

51        1        Index

51        2        Galleys

51        3        Dust jackets and promotional material

51        4        Reviews


Style Versus Substance (1984)

51        5        Notes

51        6-15   Background material, clippings and reports (10 folders)

51        16       Forward, corrected typescript

51        17-19  Corrected typescript, “A Kevin White Paper: The Mayor that the Media Made” (3 folders)

52        1-3      Corrected typescript (3 folders)

52        4-6      Corrected typescript, photocopy with editorial correspondence, 1984 (3 folders)

52        7-11    Corrected typescript and photocopy sections with editorial correspondence, 1984 (5 folders)

52        12-14  Corrected typescript, photocopy (3 folders)

52        15-17  Setting copy (3 folders)

52        18       Galleys

52        19       Dust jackets and promotional material

52        20       Reviews


The Progress of the Seasons (1989)

53        1        Notes

53        2-17   Background information, clippings (16 folders)
                     Folders 15 and 16 contain 1 VHS videotape “Ted Williams – Splintered Thoughts” and 7 cassette tape interviews (1985-87) with: Dominic DiMaggio, Ted Lepcio, Johnny Pesky,
                     Bobby Doerr, Pete Palmer, Jim Lonberg and Dick Radatz. See also: Series 14.

54        1        Typescript fragment, p. 1-9

54        2-3      Corrected typescript, photocopy, titled “The Progress of the Seasons: Celebration, Requiems: The Red Sox & Fenway Park” (2 folders)

54        4-5      Corrected typescript, photocopy (2 folders)

54        6-9      Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (4 folders)

54        10-11  Corrected typescript with style sheet (2 folders)

54        12-13  Setting copy (2 folders)

54        14       Repros

54        15       Author’s repros

54        16       2nd pass repros

54        17       Advance uncorrected proof

54        18       Dust jackets and promotional material

55        1-2      Reviews (2 folders)


On Writing (1990)

55        3-4      Corrected typescript and photocopy sections, titled “Moliere Was Right: A Manual About Writing Fiction For Money” (2 folders)

55        5-7      Corrected typescript and photocopy sections (3 folders)

55        8        Author’s corrected proof

55        9-10   1st master proof (2 folders)

55        11-12  Final corrected proof (2 folders)

55        13       Dust jackets and promotional material

55        14       Reviews


Unpublished works

Organized Crime: The Gangster in American Society (ca. early 1970s)

55        15       Notes

55        16-17  Background information, clippings and photocopies (folders 1-2 of 7)

56        1-5      Background information, clippings and photocopies (folders 3-7 of 7)

56        6        Typescript photocopy, with editorial correspondence, 1972

56        7-9      Corrected typescript, photocopy (3 folders)

56        10-11  Typescript and photocopy sections (2 folders)


Book on the Internal Revenue Service and miscarriages of justice (nonfiction, ca. 1983-1987)

56        12       Notes

56        13-17  Background information, clippings and photocopies (folders 1-5 of 8)

57        1-3      Background information, clippings and photocopies (folders 6-8 of 8)

57        4        Book proposal photocopy, ca. 1984

57        5        Introduction and chapter 1, typescript drafts

57        6        Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Senate hearing transcripts, 1987


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Slowly Now, the Dancer

57        7-8      Typescript I (2 folders)

57        9-10    Corrected typescript (2 folders)

57        11       Corrected typescript and notes

57        12-13  Typescript, photocopy I (2 folders)

57        14-15  Typescript, photocopy II (2 folders)

57        16-17  Typescript, photocopy III (2 folders)

57        18       Typescript, photocopy IV


Ribbit

58        1-2      “A Novel,” Typescript I, photocopy (2 folders)

58        3-4      “A Novel,” Typescript II, photocopy (2 folders)

58        5-6      “A Synopsis,” typescript photocopy (2 folders)

58        7         Typescript, photocopy, p. 1 – 97.

58        8-12    Corrected typescript and photocopy sections and fragments (5 folders)

58        13       “An Original Screenstory,” typescript I

58        14       “An Original Screenstory,” typescript II




58        15-17  Typescript with notes (“A Novel”) (3 folders)

58        18       Screenplay


South (ca. 1960-63)

59        1-2     Typescript sections, Sept. 1960 (2 folders)

59        3        Typescript, revised photocopy with letter from George V. Higgins to Houghton Mifflin, 1963


The Mourning of Miles Kendrick (ca. early 1960s)

59        4        Typescript, 138 p.


North Coast (ca. early 1960s)

59        5        Typescript (53 p.) and description (7 p.)


The Killer Load

59        6        Typescript, 8 p. and additional fragments


The Owl in the Indian Swamps

59        7-8      Photocopy, 270 p. (2 folders)


Baldo: The Icabod File

59        9        Typescript, 55 p.


Parrot IV

59        10-13  Corrected typescript, 432 p. (4 folders)


Defending Tommy Dell: A Jerry Kennedy Novel (1999)

59        14       Notes and correspondence, 1999

59        15       Corrected typescript and photocopy sections, chapters 1-2.


Unidentified

59        16       “False starts,” typescripts and photocopies, fragments from multiple works

59        17-21  Mss 1: Corrected typescript and photocopy sections, n.d. (5 folders)


60        1-4      Mss 2: Corrected typescript and photocopy sections, n.d. (4 folders)

60        5-12    Mss 3: Corrected typescript and photocopy sections, n.d. (8 folders)


Series 5: Short stories

Folders contain notes, corrected typescripts, correspondence with magazine editors (including rejection letters), and frequently one copy of the printed item.

Box     Folder

60        13       “The Woundros Beeste.” Stylus, May 1958, pp. 10-13.

60        14       “Hate Joke.” “Pete Carton Calls on Madame de Farge.” Stylus, November 1958, pp. 9-11, 32-36.

60        15       “The Mousetrap Papers.” Stylus, January 1959, pp. 32-37.

60        16       “A Stiller Town.” Stylus, March 1959, pp. 55-61.

60        17       “No Traveler Returns.” Stylus, November 1959, pp. 44-50.

60        18       “No Traveler Returns.” “There are No Gods Beneath the Bridge.” “Yesterday, the Gentle Time.” “The Man who Made the Ocean Roll.” Stylus bound volume: November 1959,                        pp. 44-50; February 1960, pp. 5-11; March 1960, pp. 34-40; May 1960, pp. 33-35.

60        19       “There are No Gods Beneath the Bridge.” Stylus, February 1960, pp. 5-11.

61        1        “Yesterday, the Gentle Time.” Stylus, March 1960, pp. 34-40.

61        2        “The Man who Made the Ocean Roll.” Stylus, May 1960, pp. 33-35.

61        3        “Nor Now the Long Light On the Sea.” Stylus, November 1960, pp. 33-38.

61        4        “For Love is a Feather.” Stylus, January 1961, pp. 40-67.

61        5        Stylus 1960-61, bound volume, editor’s copy. “A Lure: From Paradise.” Photograph by GVH in May 1961 issue, p. 15.

61        6         “All Day Was All There Was.” Arizona Quarterly, Spring 1963, pp. 23-36. Arizona Quarterly Annual Awards. Best story, 1963: “All Day Was All There Was.” Announcement in                       Spring 1964 issue, p. 4

61        7         “An End to Revels.” Correspondence, corrected typescript, 1965, 1969.

61        8         “Mass in Time of War.” Cimarron Review, September 1969, pp. 73-81.

61        9-10    “Something Dirty You Could Keep.” The Massachusetts Review, Autumn 1969, pp. 631-644 (2 folders).

61        11       “Dillon Explained That He Was Frightened.” North American Review 255 (3), Fall 1970, pp. 42-45.

61        12       “The Habits of the Animals: the Progress of the Seasons.” Notes, correspondence, and typescript, 1970-1971, 1976

61        13       “A Place of Comfort, Light and Hope.” “Warm for September.” Correspondence and typescripts, 1976 61        14       “Warm for September.” Corrected typescript, ca. 1977

61        15       “Edgar Needs New Counsel.” The Washingtonian, June, 1978, pp. 108-111, 150-153.

61        16       “The Dublin Coat.” Corrected typescripts, 1980

61        17       “Adults.” Playboy, December 1982, pp. 146-148, 297-298.

61        18       “The Reunion.” Corrected typescript, ca. 1982

61        19       “Devlin’s Wake.” Playboy, December 1983, pp. 126-128, 232.

61        20       “Sandra Dee Was Gidget in the Movies.” Corrected typescripts, 1983-1984

61        21       “Ducks and Other Citizens.” The Hudson Review, Winter 1983-1984, pp. 677-687.

61        22       “Old Earl Died Pulling Traps.” Typescript and clippings, 1984

61        23       “Mother’s Day.” Playboy, March 1985, pp. 84-87, 172-173.

62        1        “The Balance of the Day.” GQ, November 1985, pp. 262-265.

62        2        “The Devil is Real.” Playboy, March 1986, pp. 58-60, 130-136.

62        3        “Intentional Pass.” Playboy, April 1987, pp. 88-89, 155-157.

62        4        “A Small Matter of Consumer Protection.” Playboy, May 1988, p. 112, 157-159.

62        5        “Santa vs. the Union.” Washington Post Book World, December 1991, p. 14.

62        6        “Pepper and Leo.” The Daily Telegraph Book of Contemporary Short Stories, ed. John Coldstream, 1995, pp. 199-204. Corrected typescript.

62        7        “A Case of Chivas Regal.” A Century of Mystery, ed. Marcia Miller and Bill Prozini, MJF Books, 1997. Corrected typescript, 1984.

62        8        “Landmark Theater May Shut Down.” The North American Review, March/April 1997, pp. 10-19.

62        9        “Landmark Theater May Shut Down.” “The Man in the Old Silver Car.” “Rep. Sidman to Receive Top Catholic Award.” Notes and typescripts, 1997.

62        10       “Whitey and the Rifleman.” The American Lawyer, July/August 1998, pp. 66-73. See Oversize series for copy of the published article.

62        11       “A Martini for Father McBride.” Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 1998, pp. 101-113.

62        12-13  “An Interview with Diane Fox.” Sewanee Review, Winter 1999, pp. 1, 7-17 (2 folders)


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UNDATED STORIES

62        14       “Appearances.”

62        15       “The Big Rain.”

62        16       “Bliss.”

62        17       “The Boy Who Had Been Hanged,” 1984

62        18       “A Choice of Counsel.”

62        19       “Choice of Enemies.”

62        20       “The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert.”

62        21       “Crimes of Passion,” ca. 1984

62        22       “The Dark Side of the Road.”

62        23       “The Defendant survived Dachau . . .”

62        24       “The Easiest Thing in the World.”

62        25       “Edgar was Back in Town for a Few Days.”

62        26       “Edgar, Also, Had Been to a Dinner Party,” 1978

62        27       “Enterprise,” 1984

62        28       “Farmer’s Question,” 1977

62        29       “The First Snake in October,” 1997

63        1        “The First of the Year,” 1969

63        2        “The Fogarty File.”

63        3        “Frankie Nice.”

63        4        “Ginger Harley,” 1997-98

63        5        “The Greatest Ballplayer Who Ever Lived.”

63        6        “Haircut.”

63        7        “The Heroic Cat in the Bag,” 1996, 1999

63        8        “He’s Not What You Think He Is.”

63        9        “ ‘Hey, Nancy,’ Maroney said as Flanagan returned…,” 1981

63        10      “The High Price of Carmel.”

63        11      “Home is Home.”

63        12      “I got to know Spike…,” ca. 1982

63        13      “I think I have done it . . .

63        14      “An Interest in the Government.”

63        15      “Janet Never Got Along with Donald.”

63        16      “Jink’s Story.”

63        17      “John Tully’s Jaguar.”

63        18      “Johnny Carson Really Gets Through at 12:25.”

63        19      “Life Was Absolutely Swell.”

63        20      “Malcolm Larch’s Second Wife.”

63        21      “Marriage.”

63        22      “The Man in the Old Silver Car,” 1996-97

63        23      “Mark Damon Called.”

63        24      “Me and Damon Loud and Buster.”

63        25      “Miscarriage of Justice Seen in Brutal Mugging,” 1996-97

63        26      “The Mourning of Miles Kendrick.”

63        27      “The Mourning of John Proctor.”

63        28      “My Father was Acquainted with the Suttler.”

63        29      “Parade Call.”

63        30      “A Perfectly Innocent Thing,” 1997

63        31      “A Principle of Dominant Transience.”

63        32      “Put a Twenty-Dollar Gold Piece on My Watch Chain.”

63        33      “. . . recognize the guy, so I can’t say who he was.”

63        34      “Rep. Sidman to Receive Top Catholic Award,” 1996-97

63        35      “The Reunion.”

63        36      “A Single Assassin, Acting Alone.”

63        37      “State of Grace,” 1997-98

63        38      “The Sundays of Mexican Rum.”

63        39      “Tell No More of Enchanted Days.”

63        40      “There are Worse Things Than Being a Hood, But it’s Hard to Think of One,” 1971

63        41      “Toby’s Questions.”

63        42      “The Trial of Miles Kendrick.”

63        43      “A Tyranny of Clerks.”

63        44      “Whatever it was that Happened with Gail.”

64        1        Short story fragments, notes and typescripts, n.d.

The Sins of the Fathers [short story collection documents]

64        2        “Edgar Was Back in Town For A Few Days.”

64        3        “Never Get Sick in the Summer.”

64        4        “Edgar Obtained New Counsel.”

64        5        “Edgar Had Also Been to a Dinner Party.”

64        6        “Edgar Had Finally Gotten to See His Kids.”

64        7        “Edgar Was Back in Town For A Few Days.”

64        8        “Edgar Had Been to a Conference on Law and the Media.”

64        9        Early drafts, typescripts

64        10-11  Second draft, typescript (2 folders)

64        12-14  Setting copy (3 folders)

64        15       Galleys, fragment

64        16       Dust jackets and reviews


Series 6: Screenplays, teleplays

All are written as plays with the exception of Blackfin, Judge Doyle, and The Last Wash of the Teapot, which are prose narratives intended for screen treatment. Earlier or variant versions of some titles may appear in the short stories series.

Box     Folder

The Adversaries

64        17-20  Corrected typescripts, ca. 1979-80 (4 folders)
64        21       Segment 2, “Maurice the Mouse,” typescript, 1980

A Bargain for Honest Sam

64        22       corrected typescripts, n.d.

Blackfin

64        23       corrected typescripts, n.d.

Bradford Prendergast

65        1        typescript, correspondence and clippings, 1979-81

Brinks

65        2        background materials, notes and correspondence, 1977
65        3-5     screenplays, 1977 (3 folders)
65        6-7     screenplay drafts and correspondence, 1977 (2 folders)

California Giants

65        8        notes and typescript, n.d.

The Carpenter Case

65        9        corrected typescripts and correspondence, 1976

The Cat and the Fiddle

65        10       manuscript and typescripts, n.d.

A Choice of Weapons

65        11       manuscript and corrected typescripts, n.d.

Complete Cooperation

65        12       typescripts, n.d.

The Friends of Jack Duggan/Jack Duggan’s Law

65        13-14  typescripts, 1982 (2 folders)

Joe Ninety-Eight

65        15       corrected typescripts, n.d.

Judge Doyle

65        16-18  manuscript and typescripts, 1980 (3 folders)

The Last Wash of the Teapot

65        19       typescript, n.d.

The Man From Katie’s Place

65        20       corrected typescripts, n.d.
65        21       individual scenes, corrected typescripts, n.d.
65        22       untitled screenplay I, fragments and corrected typescripts, n.d.
65        23       untitled screenplay II, corrected typescripts, n.d.
65        24       untitled screenplay III, fragments, 5 p., n.d.


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Series 7: Addresses, journalism, book reviews

This series includes GVH’s nonfiction newspaper and magazine pieces and also includes speeches and addresses. Book reviews by GVH are included as a separate grouping after the main body of items. Both arrangements are chronological, with undated materials at the end of each group. Each listed item may include background research materials, correspondence with editors, corrected typescripts, and a copy of the published article. See also items from this series in the Oversized series.

Box: 66

“Old Pro Keeps Grip in Bay State.”
The Providence Journal, February 3, 1963, p. H7.

“The Sorrow of John F. Thompson.”
The Providence Journal, August 23, 1965, n.p., p. 22.

“The Five-Month Summer.”
Unpublished manuscript in Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield MA, June 6, 1966, photocopy.

“Organized Crime in Massachusetts,” coauthored with Charles H. Rogovin, book chapter, p. 41-52, ca. 1968. Possibly published by the Lincoln Filene Center for Social Research, Tufts University.

“Omnicompetence and Omnibus Crime Control: The Policeman as Specialist.” The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science, (60) 1, Spring 1969, p. 113-122. Offprint, 2 copies.

“Witness: Something of a Memoir,” Massachusetts Review 11 (3), Summer 1969, p. 596-602.

“Warrants Upon Warrants: The Pen Register and Probable Cause Under Omnibus Crime Control.” The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science, (60) 4, Winter 1969, p. 455-463. Offprint, 2 copies.

“The Law and the Mob: Reflections on Tactics, Strategy, Policy, and Research.” Unpublished law review article, 1969-70.

“Legalize Gambling? The Question is Premature.” Unpublished law review article, ca. 1970.

“Waiting It Out at ‘The Pregnant Pilgrim.’” The New York Times, March 14, 1972, p. 41M.

“A Long Wait at ‘The Pregnant Pilgrim.’” Boston Globe, March 20, 1972, p. 13.

“Unjust Stewards: Misapplication of Federally-Insured Bank Funds Under Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 656,” typescript with corrections, 1973, 1977

“The Judge Who Tried Harder.” The Atlantic Monthly, (233) 4, April 1974, p. 83-106.

“The Friends of Richard Nixon.” The Atlantic Monthly, (234) 5, November 1974, p. 41-52.

“Free Gordon Liddy!” in My Turn [collection of Newsweek op-ed. pieces], March 3, 1975, p. 27.

“The Eyewitness Blues: Kissing Ol’ Blue Eyes Goodbye.” Boston Magazine, August 1975, p. 30-31.

“A Post-Mortem on the Doctor’s Son.” Boston Magazine, November 1975, p. 44.

1975 Red Sox piece (Sports Illustrated), January 1976 (3 folders).

“Body Count.” Boston Magazine, February 1976, p. 36, 38.

“Reel Cash: Writing Hollywood’s Wrongs.” Boston Magazine, May 1976, p. 52, 54.

Busing and school integration piece, The Atlantic, 1976-77 (2 folders).

“What You Lose On the Swings You Make Up On the Merry-Go-Round,” unpublished contribution to Pages: The World of Books, Writers, and Writing, typescripts, galleys and correspondence, 1976

“Sentencing: The Problem of Individuation.” (“This paper was prepared as basis of remarks delivered to a seminar, “Criminal Defense Techniques and Trial Tactics,” on the subject of “Sentencing: The Defense Lawyer’s Roles,” conducted by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America at Las Vegas, October 29, 1977.”)

Text of Remarks Prepared for Delivery to Annual Banquet of the Middlesex County Bar Association, March 23, 1978.

“Sentencing: The Problems of Individuation.” Trial: The National Legal Newsmagazine, (14) 4, April 1978, p. 42-44.

“Confessions of a Columnist: What Do Your Readers Expect of You?” Writer’s Digest, June 1978, p. 33.

“Growing up Catholic in America.” The Washington Post, October 7, 1979.

Remarks prepared for the Boston Globe Book Festival, Oct. 12, 1979.

“We Have Met the Adults Now, and They Is Us.” Boston College Magazine XLII (1), November 1979, p. 11-12.

“Esquire Greeted the Autumn Equinox This Year With…,” column for National Review, typescript, Aug. 1981

“My Father’s Life Was Very Orderly,” typescript, 1981

“Guns, People, and Controlling Both or Neither,” Inquiry typescript, Sep. 1981

“You Have the Right to Beggar Yourself.” Boston Magazine, January 1983, p. 190-192.

“Boston’s Busing Disaster: After Ten Years, the Schools are More Segregated than Even.”
The New Republic (188), February 28, 1983, p. 16.

Essay (untitled) in response to Letter to the Editor: “Discrimination Against the Public Schools” by Carolyn P. Dushku. Sent May 10, 1983 to The Washington Monthly.

“Say it Ain’t so, Orvis.” Newsweek, October 24, 1983, p. 17.

“His Honor, the Felon.” New England Monthly, August 1984, p. 31-39.

“John O’Hara and His Hounds.” Harper’s Magazine, September 1984, p. 73-75.

“Boston’s Big Law Firms: A Guide for the Perplexed.” Draft with letters to New England Monthly, October 22 and November 15, 1984.

“Some of the guests had arrived promptly in the early afternoon,…” Sidebar for New England Monthly, with correspondence, November 16, 1984.

“My Say.” Publishers Weekly, February 8, 1985, p. 74.

“Tyrannosaurus Lex.” New England Monthly, (2) 2, February 1985, p. 28-36.

“Middle Class Outlaws.” Draft of speech for Alaska Bar Association Convention, May 17, 1985.

“Professor Richardson et al.: A New England Education.” New England Journal of Public Policy, (1) 2, Summer/Fall 1985 p. 37-46. Copy plus offprint.

“Higgins Replies.” Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, September 24, 1985, p.18.

“TV Puritans Who Killed J.R.’s Sex Life.” Harper’s Magazine, October 1985, p. 73-74.

“The Impossible Snowsuit of Christmas Past.” Lands’ End Direct Merchants Catalog, (21) 13, November 1985, insert, 4 p.

“Counsel for Pats Fans.” The New York Times, January 26, 1986, p. 2S.

“Rounding Up the Usual Suspects.” Essay adapted from remarks made at Authors USA Festival, University of East Anglia, February 22, 1986.

“Remarks Prepared for Law Day Observance,” Worcester County Bar Association, May 1, 1986.

“Remarks Prepared for Westfield State Commencement,” May 1986.

“Remarks Prepared for Lakewood Library,” Dallas, June 19, 1986.

“Remarks Prepared for University of Missouri Lecture,” Kansas City, June 30, 1986.

“Challenging the Kennedy Magic.” New York Times Magazine, August 3, 1986.

“Slouch Away, Yankee Fans, Boston Will Survive.” The New York Times, August 10, 1986.

Untitled Christmas essay, September 9, 1986.

“Remarks Prepared for Conference of Writing Teachers, Bristol Community College,” November 5, 1986, corrected typescript

“Remarks Prepared for Creative Writing Class, Framingham State College,” November 12, 1986.

“Bay State Turkeys.” The New Republic, November 17, 1986, p. 12-14.

“Shopping the Season’s Secrets.” Harper’s Bazaar, December 1986, p. 180, 208.


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Box: 67

Correspondence with Life Magazine (October 1986-February 1987), drafts and research for article on Roy Cohn (2 folders).

“The Sweet Smell of Succession.” Dossier, (13) 1, January 1987, p. 50, 82-83.

“Criminal Damages.” Time Out, April 8-15, 1987, p. 16-18, with draft.

“Remarks Prepared for Nikki’s Introduction of Sammy Cahn.” June 8, 1987.

“Remarks Prepared for Heaven’s Kids Roast of Joe Balliro,” June 22, 1987.

“A Judge’s Lot is Not a Happy One.” The Boston Globe, June 23, 1987, p. 15.

“Remarks NEPP Council,” January 21, 1988. [Printing and Publishing Council of New England].

“The Wrong Man?” Memories: The Magazine of Then and Now, (1) 1, Spring 1988 p. 67-69.

“Trouble in Mind.” [On Raymond Chandler]. The Guardian, June 17, 1988.

Untitled article on Dutch politics, ca. June 1988.

“Remarks to Minn./St. Paul Book Festival, Sep. 10, 1988.”

“Lasting Impressions – Why They Must be the Way They Are.” [Michael Dukakis profile] The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, October 30, 1988.

“Kennedy for TV.” October 30, 1989.

“Remarks Prepared for Delivery at the Public Library, Sharon, Massachusetts,” January 16, 1990.

Untitled article on Marion Barry, submitted to The Daily Mail January 22, 1990.

“Field of Broken Dreams.” The American Scholar (59) 2, Spring 1990, p. 199-210.

Review of The Burden of Proof – Scott Turow, submitted June 5, 1990.

“Fenway, With Tears,” chapter for The Ultimate Baseball Book, typescript and galleys, 1991

“S is For Scribbler.” Letter to editor on Federal Judge Alex Kozinski’s review of Sue Grafton’s G is for Gumshoe, New York Times Book Review, June 24, 1990, p. 34.

Untitled piece on Jules Kroll, includes drafts and correspondence with Investment Vision, July 1991.

“Truth, Politics, Media & the Law: From Watergate to Willie Horton and the War in the Gulf.” Keynote address, Writer’s Institute, University of Wisconsin, August 1, 1991.

“On Writing – Today in America,” Boston University London Internship Program, November 25, 1991.

“Where I Get My Ideas.” Writer’s Yearbook ’91, (62) p. 20-26. Excerpt from On Writing.

“James Michael Curley,” drafts. Sent to Robert M. Poole, Senior Assistant Editor, National Geographic, February 3, 1992.

Review of Damon Runyon: A Life – Jimmy Breslin, submitted March 1992.

“An Invitation to Golf.” In: One Over Par: A Connoisseur’s Golfing Anthology, ed. Peter Alliss, Mike Seabrook, 1992, p. 73-78.

“My Boston—Cantankerous yet Seductive.” New Choices for Retirement, (33) 2, March 1993, p. 29-32.

“Remarks Prepared for the Annual Spring Dinner, Thomas Cooper Society, University of South Carolina,” April 16, 1993.

“In Boston, No One Forgets.” May 1995.

Remarks given at Worcester Academy Class of 1995 Commencement.

“Massport has Made Logan Hostile to Travelers.” Letter to the editor, The Boston Globe, March 21, 1996, p. 18.

“A Practitioner’s Theory of Fiction.” November 18, 1996.

“Dances With Muses.” In: The Professions of Authorship: Essays in Honor of Matthew J. Bruccoli. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996.

“A Note to the Copy Editor.” Sewanee Review CIV (3), 1996, p. 433-435.

“Sixteen Questions for the Easily-Led,” 1996.

“Finally Catching On.” Lands’ End, (34) 10, September 1997, p. 84-85.

“Afterword” The James Gould Cozzens Case Re-opened. Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 1997, p. 189.

“Food for Thought Hoods and Other Citizens – Perceiving Moral and Ethical Choices.” Remarks prepared for delivery at Marsh Chapel, Boston University, December 2, 1997. Revised and extended for delivery at meeting of Boston University Alumni Club of Cape Cod and the Islands Old Jailhouse Tavern-Courthouse, Orleans MA, April 18, 1998.

“Book of the Century 67: George V. Higgins Makes his Choice.” The Daily Telegraph, May 1, 1999, p. A3.

“Cars – A Proposal,” ca. 1999. Book proposal for automotive memoir, 12 p.


NONFICTION PIECES, undated, possibly unpublished. (Many are likely to be untitled newspaper column drafts – see also: Series 8).

Box: 67 (contd.)

“Canards, Superstitions, Sleights-of-hand, Smoke and Mirrors: Reflections in a Bilious Eye.” Prepared as basis of remarks to a graduate seminar in journalism at Boston University, multiple drafts, ca. 1980s.

“Comebacks,” ca. 1988.

“The Common Scold.”

“The Designated Heir, The Curator of Dreams.” Essay on Carl Yastrzemski, ca. 1981-82

“Essay on Baseball.”

“Folo Nolan Piece – Gas Prices, Etc.”

“I Learned a Lot From Golf.”

“Mister Probably.”

“The Odds Against Tomorrow: Six to Five.”

“On Friends.”

Box: 68

“On Further Reflection: Essays on Reading and Other Participatory Sports.”

“A Point of Order and a Question of Attitude.”

“Political Operations.”

“Real Time and Writing Time: An Essay,” ca. 1997.

“Rep. Sidman to Receive Top Catholic Award.”

“Saying Good-Bye to the Lady,” ca. 1990s. Essay on giving up smoking.

“Six Reasons Why You Don’t Need a State Street (or for that Matter, a Wall Street) Lawyer.” New England Monthly correspondence, ca. late 1980s.

“Television, Boys and Girls, Bloody Television,” ca. 1984.

“A View of Criticism.”


UNTITLED

“A. Bartlett Giamatti is quite mistaken.” Essay on Pete Rose’s ban from baseball.

“Bob Geogan has been practicing law for 20 years more than I have, and he is generous to me with what he has learned.”

“Bob Parker is a fresh bastard who lifts weights and runs,” ca. 1975. Mortal Stakes introduction.

“The Boston Department of Public Works, the Metropolitan District Commission, and the state DPW, all of which work in mysterious ways…”

“Carl Sandburg’s question appears to have been purely rhetorical…”

“Commercial flights approaching Boston from the south…” Essay on the geography of Boston.

“The doctor delivered his remarks…”

“Edmund Wilson had a rigorous upbringing.” Essay on Wilson and American education.

“Fresh from an orgy of lamentation over the death of John Lennon, the media recovered…”

“From the outset, God and the Devil did not get along.” Essay on lawyers relating to the media.

“Here in Massachusetts, we elect a lieutenant governor every four years or so…,” ca. 1982

“I suppose there must be as many ways of looking at fiction as there have been people who have looked at it.” 1986.

“I think the definition of middle age is that you can never do first what you got up from your chair to do…”

“In 1963, the Providence Journal administered a rigid program of suburban-bureau seasoning of its rookie scribblers…”

“In the pro football season before I met Jim in September of 1964...” Essay on Jim Krumsiek and 1964 Patriots.

Introduction of Joe Tauro (1 p.)

“Jacqueline Susann (born Aug., 20, 1921; died September 21, 1974) is not widely credited with authorship of revolutionary improvements of American fiction.”

“The Jesuits who taught at Boston College thirty years and more ago…” Essay on Boston and Bostonians, ca. 1990s.

“Jude Wanniski cam to work for Dow Jones 22 years ago as a columnist for the ill-fated “National Observer.”

“Last summer the painter arrived more or less as bidden…” Essay on Michael Dukakis.

“Late in July, Judge W. Arthur Garrity of the Boston federal court announced his intention to complete a decade of litigation in the school desegregation cases…” Essay submitted to The Atlantic, August, 1982.

“The low-grade anxiety prevalent among writers, editors, and that diminishing breed known as readers…” Essay on literature and television.

“The Massachusetts House of Representatives as a whole is held in low regard…”

“Massachusetts State Rep. Thomas Vallely of Boston in 1984 heard two exciting things from Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr.”

“The Massachusetts State Senate Committee on Ways and Means has published a glossy 53-page document…”

“Michael MacDonald Mooney’s The Ministry of Culture, a masterfully-irate inquiry into the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, was published last year by Wyndham Books….”

“My father was convinced that Gene Bearden of the Cleveland Indians was a better player than was Denny Galehouse of the Boston Red Sox…”

“Nobel Laureate Louis Dane died peacefully in his sleep early on the morning of January 19th…”

“Oliver North,” magazine piece, 1990s

“On October 9, 1964, a sad old man named Alexander Helmer was stabbed to death…”

“The Patriots are getting blindsided off the playing field, and we don’t know what to do about it…,” ca. 1982

“Probably because few of us…have any reason to account for our preferences in reading….”

“A recent visit to London presented the opportunity to allow the smaller travelers an opportunity to explore Westminster Cathedral…,” typescript column for the National Review, ca. 1982

“Recently in Massachusetts we have had some difficulty with certain imports…”

“Sidney Blumenthal two months ago delivered some alarming news…”

“So was John P. Marquand, quite as unjustly neglected as O’Hara in the current canon of Modern American literature.”

“There is no problem these days in accounting for the casual manner in which we New Englanders…” Essay on Ted Williams.

“Twenty years ago November, the sachems of the Massachusetts GOP looked forward to their Thanksgiving feasts with hearts unusually happy…” Draft.

“Two years ago about this time the citizens of this republic were invited to acquaint themselves better with Michael S. Dukakis….”

“Ugo Boncampagni was a visionary fellow…” Essay on the Gregorian calendar.

“Walter and Marilyn are among those disgusting people who can repair, refurbish, and otherwise set things aright.”

“What you have to do when you’re reading Raymond Chandler is pay attention at all times.” Introduction to unpublished British edition of The Long Goodbye.

“While Huckleberry Finn gets most of the ink as Mark Twain’s finest imagining, Tom Sawyer in my estimation represents the superior role model for young persons prudently preparing for adult responsibilities.”

“Without intending to discourage anyone more than necessary, but resigned to the certainty that discouragement in this area…I approach the subject of short fiction.” Writer’s Magazine submission?

Proposal for “an analysis of the current relationship of media to politics” by close observation during 1984 Presidential campaign.


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BOOK REVIEWS

Box: 68 (contd.)

“Not Everyone has Signed the Social Contract.” (The Mugging—Morton Hunt), The New York Times Book Review, May 21, 1972, p. 3.

The Queen Always Wanted to Dance – Mercer Mayer, corrected typescripts and correspondence, August 1972

That Most Distressful Nation—Andrew M. Greeley, draft, ca. 1972.

Bones of Contention – Nicholas Gage. Washington Post Book World, May 1974.

“The Invisible Thriller.” (God Save the Child – Robert B. Parker). Boston Magazine, December 1974, p. 49-50. Incomplete.

“The George Patton of Pigskin.” (Shake Down the Thunder! The Official Biography of Notre Dame’s Frank Leahy – Wells Twombly). Boston Magazine, February 1975, p. 22.

“Beware at ‘The New Yorker.’” (Here at the New Yorker – Brendan Gill). Boston Magazine, May 1975, p. 34, 36.

“A Schoolbook for Scoundrels.” (The Unexpurgated Code—J. P. Donleavy). Boston Magazine, October 1975, p. 32.

“Return of the Meter Man.” (Some Champions – Ring Lardner). Boston Magazine, March 1976, p. 42, 44.

“Feasting on the MacDonalds.” (The Blue Hammer – Ross Macdonald). Boston Magazine, June 1976, p. 58 (incomplete).

“If You Got the Money Honey, I Got the Crime.” (Dare to be Great – Rudy Maxa), Washington Post Book World, January 30, 1977.

“Wanted: The Search for Nazis in America – Howard Blum.” Quest77, September 1977 (3 folders).

“Erle Stanley Gardner”— by Dorothy B. Hughes, March 27, 1978, draft.

Mrs: Harris: The Death of the Scarsdale Diet Doctor – Diana Trilling, typescript, September 1981

Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler, typescript, September 1981

“Legal Shoot-Outs on the Corporate Frontier.” (The Partners: Inside America’s Most Powerful Law Firms—James B. Stewart), Newsday, February 13, 1983.

“Mad Press Lords! Read All About It!” (The Life and Death of the Press Barons—Piers Brendon), Newsday, May 11, 1983, p. 53.

The Seventh Babe—Jerome Charyn, Chicago Sun Times, May 13, 1979.

Celebrity – Thomas Thompson, ca. 1982

Dutch Shea – John Gregory Dunne, Chicago Sun-Times, April 1982

Big Bucks – Ernest Tidyman, Philadelphia Inquirer

Somebody’s Lying – The Story of Dr. X – Myron Farber, ca. 1982

Shakespeare’s Dog—Leon Rooke, draft, May 20, 1983.

“Skullduggeries and Pasteboard in Sacred Places.” (Holy Wars—James Brady and Ascent into Hell—Andrew M. Greeley), Newsday, July 10, 1983.

“Innocence is Trampled After a Slaying.” (Man Slaughter—Steven Englund), Newsday, July 28, 1983, p. 40.

“This Novelist’s Skill Is to See Mean Things Plain.” (Angels—Denis Johnson), Newsday, September 11, 1983, p. 18.

“Dissecting the World of the Surgeon.” (Invasive Procedures—Mark Kramer), Newsday, September 29, 1983, p. 38.

“Fictional Narrators and True Tales.” (Hoopla—Harry Stein), Newsday, October 11, 1983, p. 23.

“The Hard-to-Figure History of Sam Spade’s Creator.” (Dashiell Hammett: a Life—Diane Johnson), Newsday, October 30, 1983, p. 24.

“This is not the Great Vietnam Novel.” (Tiger the Lurp Dog—Kenn Miller), Newsday, November 17, 1983, p. 39.

“A New and Unnerving View of F. Scott Fitzgerald.” (Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald—Scott Donaldson), Newsday, December 25, 1983, p. 13.

“A Symbiotic Union of Writers and Cops.” (Varnished Brass: The Decade After Serpico—Barbara Gelb), Newsday, January 25, 1984, p. 54.

“A Personable, But Not Estimable, Ballpark Rogue.” (Stengel His Life and Times—Robert W. Creamer), Newsday, February 12, 1984.

“A Long Fall From Grace in Vietnam.” (Free Fire Zone—Rob Riggan), Newsday, February 14, 1984, p. 23.

“Pitching Curves at Pop Psychology.” (The Greatest Slump of All Time—David Carkeet), Newsday, March 6, 1984, p. 24.

“Critiques of the Press, by Two Insiders.” (Press Watch: A Provocative Look at How Newspapers Report the News—David Shaw and: Straight Stuff: The Reporters, the White House and the Truth—James Deakin), Newsday, May 21, 1984, p. 19.

“Interminabilia of an Autodidact: Inside Simenon.” (Intimate Memoirs—George Simenon, trans. by Harold J. Salemson), Newsday, August 5, 1984, p. 16-17.

“Nightmare Alley.” (Tough Guys Don’t Dance—Norman Mailer), New York, August 13, 1984, p. 53-54.

“Boarders Away! High Times With the Jolly Roger.” (The Pyrates—George MacDonald Fraser), Chicago Sun Times, August 19, 1984, p. 24, 26.

“Mike Wallace’s Memoirs: Bold but not Shameless.” (Close Encounters: Mike Wallace’s Own Story—Mike Wallace and Gary Paul Gates), Newsday, September 9, 1984, p. 17.

“NBC and TV’s Prime-time Wars.” (The Sweeps: Behind the Scenes in Network TV—Mark Christensen and Cameron Stauth), Newsday, October 23, 1984.

“Changing Little Beasts to Angels.” (Miss Manners’ Guide to Rearing Perfect Children—Judith Martin), Newsday, November 27, 1984, p. 23.

“A Yarn of Human Nature and Britain’s Admiralty.” (The Raging of the Sea—Charles Gidley), Newsday, January 22, 1985, p. 23.

“A Memo-Writing Madman’s Dubious Legacy.” (Citizen Hughes—Michael Drosnin), Newsday, January 27, 1985.

“A Collection of O’Hara’s Love and Death Realities.” (Stories by John O’Hara edited by Frank MacShane), Newsday, March 18, 1985, p. 19.

“Recovering a Forgotten Graham Greene Story.” (The Tenth Man—Graham Greene), Newsday, May 1, 1985, p. 59.

“A Warped Justice System for Bruno Hauptmann.” (The Airman and the Carpenter: The Lindbergh Kidnapping and the Framing of Richard Hauptmann—Ludovic Kennedy), Newsday, May 21, 1985, p. 20.

“Admonitions From a Former Journalist.” (The News at Any Cost: How Journalists Compromise Their Ethics to Share the News—Tom Goldstein), Newsday, August 7, 1985.

“‘Cops’: The Pathos of Humor of an Often Dirty Job.” (Cops: Their Lives in Their Own Words—Mark Baker), Chicago Tribune, August 18, 1985, p. 37, 43.

“In Utica Did Roger Kahn a Championship Decree.” (Good Enough to Dream—Roger Kahn), Newsday, August 20, 1985, p. 19.

“What Busing Did to Bostonians.” (Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families—J. Anthony Lukas), Newsday, September 15, 1985.

“A Goddess too Worldly for Her Own Interests.” (Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe—Anthony Summers), Newsday, September 25, 1985, p. 42.

“More Replay on the Line from Ex-Packer Kramer.” (Distant Replay—Jerry Kramer with Dick Schaap), Newsday, October 28, 1985.

“Chronicling the Life of a Pioneering Journalist.” (Ralph Ingersoll—Roy Hoopes), Newsday, December 18, 1985, p. 62.

“The Banality of Evil Lived Out in the Mob.” (Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family—Nicholas Pileggi), Newsday, January 23, 1986, p. 30.

“Rhode Island’s Dregs in an Unsavory Stew.” (Providence—Geoffrey Wolff), Newsday, February 11, 1986, p. 26.

“Memories of a Journalist Who Grew up in Beantown.” (Boston Boy—Nat Hentoff), Newsday, March 30, 1986.

“Tracking the Man Who Armed Khadafy.” (Manhunt—Peter Maas), Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1986, p. 42-43.

“Ideological Chic and the Guilt of Sacco and Vanzetti.” (Sacco and Vanzetti The Case Resolved—Francis Russell), Chicago Sun-Times, April 27, 1986. p. 26, 31.

“A Celebration of American Fiction: Hooked on O’Hara.” Newsday, June 8, 1986. Abstract only.

“Edward R. Murrow, Architect of Broadcast History.” (Murrow: His Life and Times—A.M. Sperber), Newsday, June 15 1986.

“When U.S. Auto Moguls Met Their Japanese Match.” (The Reckoning—David Halberstam), Newsday, October 12, 1986.

“The Little Annoyances of English Life.” (Brideshead Benighted—Auberon Waugh)
The Detroit News, November 2, 1986, p. 2J.

“Gen. Westmoreland, Ariel Sharon and the Media.” (Reckless Disregard—Renata Adler), Newsday, November 9, 1986.

“An Eden Filled with Snakes: Evil Follows ‘Rainbow Drive’ From Washington to L.A.” (Rainbow Drive—Roderick Thorp), The Detroit News, November 16, 1986, p. 2G.

“At Play in the Fields of Verse.” (The Norton Book of Light Verse—ed. Russell Baker),
Chicago Sun-Times, December 14, 1986, p. 24.

“Destruction is Not Cause for Rejoycing.” (We Irish—Denis Donoghue), Wall Street Journal, January 1, 1987.

“The Making of a Political Dynasty.” (The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys—Doris Kearns Goodwin), Washington Post, Feb. 1, 1987.

“An IQ for Murder.” (Echoes in the Darkness—Joseph Wambaugh), Chicago Tribune, Feb. 8, 1987, p. 3,10.

“Deciphering Richard Nixon.” (The Education of a Politician 1913-1962—Stephen E. Ambrose), Newsday, April 5, 1987.

“Solid Gold Stories From John Updike.” (Trust Me—John Updike), Newsday, April 26, 1987.

“Gael Force.” (The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys—Doris Kearns Goodwin), London Daily News, May 14, 1987, p. 22.

“Web of Lies.” (Presumed Innocent—Scott Turow), Chicago Tribune, June 7, 1987, p. 1, 9.

“The Death of a Youth Verging on New Life.” (Best Intentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perry – Robert Sam Anson), Newsday, June 8, 1987.

“A Tale of Tragedies that Saved the Union.” (Freedom: A Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War—William Safire), The Detroit News, August 23, 1987, p. 5c.

“Grand Stories of a Political Pro.” (Man of the House: The Life and Political Memories of Speaker Tip O’Neill—Thomas P. O’Neill with William Novak), Newsday, September 6, 1987.

“Leading Role for a City.” (Fire Lake—Jonathan Valin), The Plain Dealer, Sept. 6, 1987.

“The Last Drolleries From Lake Wobegon.” (Leaving Home—Garrison Keillor), Chicago Sun-Times, September 20, 1987, p. 17.

“News Across the Sea.” (The International Herald Tribune: The First Hundred Years—Charles L. Robertson and The Making of McPaper: The Inside Story of USA Today—Peter Prichard), Newsday, November 29, 1987.

“Reviewing the History of International Papers.” Hong Kong Standard, December 5, 1987, p. 5.

“Life and Sin in New York.” (He Got Hungry and Forgot His Manners—Jimmy Breslin), Newsday, January 10, 1988.

“‘Island Hops.” (Island—Thomas Perry), Chicago Tribune, January 17, 1988, p. 3.

“Media Man Mucks Up a Police Dept. Career.” (Man with a Gun—Robert Daley), Newsday, March 20, 1988, p. 19.

“A Sterling-Silver Writer, Then and Now.” (The Native—David Plante), Newsday, May 15, 1988.

“A Mafia Recipe for Heroin and Pizza.” (The Pizza Connection: Lawyers, Drugs and the Mafia—Shana Alexander and Last Days of the Sicilians: at War with the Mafia—Ralph Blumenthal), Newsday, August 21, 1988.

“The Novelist’s Skill to See Mean Things Plain.” (Angels—Denis Johnson), Newsday, September 11, 1988.

“Venomous Polecat.” (Citizen Cohn—Nicholas von Hoffman), Weekend Telegraph, October 8, 1988, p. XIII.

“Sam Huff: His Life on the Line.” (Tough Stuff: The Man in the Middle—Sam Huff), Washington Post Book World, October 16, 1988, p. 7.

Rainbow’s End (Stephen P. Erie), The Washington Monthly, January 1989, p. 59-60.

“This Third-World Novel is Truly Self-Absorbed.” (A Casual Brutality—Neil Bissoondath), Chicago Tribune, February 26, 1989, p. 7.

“The Man Who Made Rabbit Run.” (Self-Consciousness: Memoirs—John Updike), Washington Post Book World, March 19, 1989, p. 3, 14.

The Russia House—John le Carré, May 15, 1989 draft.

“Being Taken for a Ride by the Mob.” (Blood and Power: Organized Crime in Twentieth Century America—Stephen Fox), The Boston Globe, June 25, 1989, p. A16-17.

“Elusive Siren and Herculean Boozer.” (William Faulkner: American Writer—Frederick R. Karl), The Sunday Telegraph, July 23, 1989, p. 42.

“Authors to Discuss the Books They Have Recently Enjoyed Reading.” The Telegraph, November 19, 1989, p. 51.

“Among Basketball’s Blessed.” (Forever’s Team—John Feinstein), The Washington Post, January 26, 1990, p. B3.

“A Pawn in the Patriot Game.” (The Wild Colonial Boy—James Hynes), The Washington Post, April 22, 1990, p. 5.

“An All-Too-Human Spy Burrows Under Berlin.” (The Innocent—Ian McEwan), Chicago Tribune, June 10, 1990, p. 7.

“Irish Dilemma.” (Lies of Silence—Brian Moore), Chicago Tribune, September 2, 1990, p. 3.

“Green Power.” (From the Ward to the White House the Irish in American Politics—George F. Reedy), Washington Post Book World, March 24, 1991, p. 7.

“A President’s Mouthpiece Stands on Principle.” (Order and Law Arguing the Reagan Revolution—Charles Fried), The Boston Globe, May 5, 1991, p. B17.

“The Vanishing Voters.” (Why Americans Hate Politics—E. J. Dionne Jr.), Washington Post Book World, May 19, 1991, p. 3.

“The History—and Juicy Lowdown of Parnell.” (Parnell and the Englishwoman—Hugh Leonard), Boston Globe, June 17, 1991.

“The Haunted Life of a Vietnam Veteran.” (Closing Arguments—Frederick Busch), Chicago Tribune, August 28, 1991, p. 3.

“Crossing the Bar.” (Outerbridge Reach—Robert Stone), Washington Post Book World, March 1, 1992, p. 5.

JFK: Reckless Youth—Nigel Hamilton, draft, November 1992.

“Culture Curmudgeon.” (Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America—Robert Hughes), Chicago Sun-Times, April 4, 1993, p. 12.

The I.R.A. – A History – Tim Pat Coogan, 1993.

“Himself.” (The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley—Jack Beatty), The American Scholar, Winter 1994, p. 130-137.

“The Measure of a Mandarin.” (Edmund Wilson: A Biography—Jeffrey Meyers), Bostonia (2), Summer 1995, p. 64.

A Good Life – Ben Bradlee, typescript, ca. 1995

“Beware of the Dangers of Being Important.” (The Choice—Bob Woodward), The Daily Telegraph, July 27, 1996, p. A7.

“What a Crime.”(The Senator’s Daughter—Victoria Gotti), The Washington Post, April 2, 1997, p. D6.

“Night Falls on Boston (Dennis Lehane is the Latest Boston Crime Novelist to Follow in the Right Large Footsteps of Raymond Chandler and Friends).” Boston Magazine, August 1998, p. 204, 207-208.


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Series 8: Newspaper columns

Box     Folder

Boston Magazine
69        1-2     Column and book reviews, 1974-76 (2 folders)

Boston Phoenix
69        3-4     Columns, 1975-76 (2 folders)
69        5-7     Column drafts, typescripts, 1975-76 (3 folders)
69        8        Correspondence, notes and drafts, 1975-76

Washington Star
69        9         Columns, 1977
69        10       Notes, drafts and correspondence, 1977

Boston Herald-American
69        11       Columns, 1977
69        12       Columns, 1977 (undated)
69        13-16  Columns, 1978 (4 folders)
70        1-5      Columns, 1978 [undated] (5 folders)
70        6-8      Columns, 1979 (3 folders)
70        9-10    Columns, 1979 [undated] (2 folders)
70        11       Column, “Dogs & other creatures”
70        12       Column, “Domestic annoyances”
70        13       Column, “Food and beverages”
70        14       Column, “Mailbags”
70        15-16  Column, “Misc., horoscopes, etc.” (2 folders)
70        17       Column, “Sports”

Boston Globe
70        18       Column format memo, 1979
70        19-20  Columns, 1979 (2 folders)
70        21       Columns, 1979 (undated)
71        1-5      Columns, 1980 (5 folders)
71        6         “Globe columns - on ice,” 1980-81 [i.e. not submitted]
71        7-10    Columns, 1981 (4 folders)
71        11       Columns, 1981 (undated)
71        12-13  Columns, 1982 (2 folders)
71        14       Columns, 1983
71        15       Columns, 1984
71        16       Columns, 1985

The Press
71        17      Correspondence and drafts, 1980
71        18      Correspondence and drafts, 1981

Wall Street Journal
71        19      Correspondence, 1984
71        20      Columns, 1984
72        1        Columns, 1985
72        2        Columns, 1986
72        3        Columns, 1987 and undated
72        4-5     Columns, background notes, correspondence and clippings, 1977-84 (2 folders)
72        6-7     Columns, background notes, correspondence and clippings, 1984-87 (2 folders)


Series 9: Legal

This series consists primarily of the records of GVH’s law practice. Earlier items include work completed as Assistant U.S. Attorney. The arrangement is chronological by calendar year and alphabetical thereunder. All folder titles in quotation marks are GVH’s own.

Box: 72 (contd.)

Legal texts and notes, 1952-68
          “CSS / Contempt / 5th,” photocopied legal decisions, memoranda and notes, 1954-68 “Materials on Gaming - Congress,” photocopies, 1965-67
          Tax information for John T. and Doris M. Higgins, 1965-69

The Five-Month Summer, report on police brutality in Springfield MA and issues of race.
          Notes, manuscripts and drafts, 1966 (folders 1-2 of 3)

Box 73:

The Five-Month Summer, report on police brutality in Springfield MA and issues of race.
          Notes, manuscripts and drafts, 1966 (folder 3 of 3)
          Jewish Advocate, correspondence and manuscripts, 1966
          Report, copy 1, 1966 (2 folders)
          Report, copy 2, 1966 (2 folders)
          Report, corrected photocopies, 2 copies, 1966 (2 folders)
          Press release, 1966

“Briefs / memos” to Elliot Richardson and Charles Rogovin, 1967-68
Correspondence from Elliot L. Richardson to Harry C. Solomon, M.D., Commissioner of Mental Health, 1967
Correspondence and legal materials, 1967-68
“Further A.G. Memos,” 1967-68
Legal documents, notes and clippings, 1967-69
Presidential Task Force on Organized Crime, report, 1967
Massachusetts report on organized crime, 1957 (4 folders)
“Tax Memos / CSS,” 1967

Box 74:

“Electronic surveillance memo,” 1968
“Exclusion of Corporate Records from Documents Subpoenaed But Withheld Under Valid Claim of Privilege Against Self-Incrimination,” memo and notes, 1968
“Fifty Million for Fighting With Drunks: The Omnibus Crime Control Act and Local Law Enforcement,” drafts and typescripts, 1968
“GVH – Notes Prepared from Trials and Grand Jury Transcripts,” 1968-71
“Hearing in open court in the matter of George V. Higgins,” transcript, April 22-23, 1968
The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science, correspondence, 1968-69
“Lobby conference in the matter of George V. Higgins,” transcript, April 22, 1968
“Memo / Media on Immunity Argument Controversy,” Dec. 2, 1968
“Omnibus Crime Control Act with legislative history,” 1968
“Hennessey letters,” correspondence, 1969
“Publications by G.V. Higgins,” 1969-70
          Includes offprints, book reviews and magazine pieces. Resumes and cover letters, 1969
“United States v. Rao questions,” notes and memos, 1969
“G. V. Higgins Resume / Pers. Papers,” correspondence, 1970-73
“The Law and The Mob: Reflections on Tactics, Strategy, Policy and Research,” revised paper sent to Vanderbilt Law Review, inc. correspondence, 1970
“Organized Crime: The Place of the Gangster in American Society,” notes and corrected typescripts, n.d. Chapter 4 of The Law and the Mob, jointly written with Jay S. Goodman.
“Natl Conf State Trial Judges / Sheraton - Jefferson, St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 6-9, 1970”
“NY Off-Track Wagering Law,” clippings, notes and correspondence, 1970
“Organized Crime Control Act 1970”
“Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 - Title VI”
“Panel Discussion / Tulsa, Ok. / Dec. 2-3, 1970 - G.V. Higgins, moderator, 1970”
“4th Organized Crime Law Enforcement Training Conference, January 4 - 8, 1971”
Affidavit for complaint and search warrants by Floyd D. Moore, Chief, Intelligence
Division, Internal Revenue Service, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 30, 1971
“Declaration of Trust Establishing Four Seventy Realty Trust,” 1971
The Law and The Mob: Reflections on Tactics, Strategy, Policy and Research, drafts and correspondence, 1971 (2 folders)
“National College of State Trial Judges,” correspondence & notes, 1971
“Nebraska District Court Judges Assn Meeting & Seminar - Columbus, Neb. - June 17-18, 1971”
“Pamphlet Materials,” clippings and correspondence, 1971-73 (2 folders)
“Phoenix Conference,” correspondence, 1971
“Sample Trusts,” 1971
“San Diego Conference – 1971” (titled “Patterns of Organized Crime”)

Box: 75

“Speed Trial” (Supreme Court of the United States - United States v. Marion et al., 1971)
Bank robbery incident report, copy sent to AUSA George V. Higgins, 1972
“Chester G. Peck, Jr. (marked “Closed”),” correspondence, legal documents and notes, 1972-74
“Press Releases,” 1972
“Rules of Evidence” - The United States Law Week, Nov. 21, 1972
“Ralph F. Andrews v. Anderson, et al,” 1973-75 (3 folders)
Chestnut Hill Towers Trust / Albert J. Goodman v. Volpe Construction Co. (1971-77, bulk 1973)
          “Affidavit - David E. Mirabassi,” Dec. 13, 1974
          “Anastasi Brothers Corp. - Face brick and stone work $3,410,000.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Armor Elevator,” correspondence & legal documents, 1975-76
          “Armor Elevator Company $494,000.00 - Towers,” 1976
          “Assignment of Interest in Construction Contract,” Chestnut Hill Towers Trust, 1972
          “Babcock-Davis Associates, Inc. structural steel $492,000.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Babcock-Davis Associates, Inc. structural steel $12,000.00 - Sales Building,” 1973
          “Bay State York Co., Inc. ventilation - heat / air con. $6,000.00 - Sales Building,” 1973
          “Bay State York Co., Inc. ventilation - heat / air con. $1,074,000.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Brisk Waterproofing Co., Inc. waterproof ceilings / caulking $186,300.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Brown Lightning Protection, Inc. lightning protection system $13,000.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Certificate of Corporate Resolutions - The Volpe Construction Co., Inc.,” Dec. 13, 1974
          “Certificate of Title and Appraisal of Land,” 1971, 1974
          “Change Order,” 1973-74 Volpe Construction Co.
          Checkbook, 1974
          “Chestnut Hill Property - Inventory ; Foreclosure,” inc. correspondence, 1974-75
          “Chestnut Hill Towers Trust,” 1971-74
                    Includes bank ledgers, statements, deposit tickets and correspondence.
          Chestnut Hill Towers Trust, bank account statements and slips, 1973-75 (2 folders)
          Chestnut Hill Towers Trust / Income Tax, 1971-76
          Chestnut Hill Towers Trust, ledgers, bank statements and notices, correspondence, 1973-75
          “Chestnut Hill Towers Trust Mortgage,” contracts, 1974
          “Construction Specialties Co., Inc. toilet partitions $24,907.00 - Towers,” 1973
          Contracts & purchase sales agreements between Albert J. Goodman and The Volpe Construction Co., 1972-73
          “Contracts sent out but not returned signed,” 1973
          “Correspondence - Algonquin Properties,” Dec. 1974
          “Correspondence - Banks, Miscellaneous,” 1972-74
          “Correspondence from First Pennsylvania Banking and Trust Company,” 1972-74
          “Correspondence sent by Albert Goodman,” 1971-74
          “Correspondence to Albert Goodman from The Volpe Construction Co., Inc.,” 1973-74
          Correspondence to and court documents re Albert J. Goodman, 1974-75
          Correspondence, U.S. District Court to Fred Chennes, 1975
          “Demands - sent certified and returned” to Albert and Gilberta Goodman, Dec. 1974 - Jan. 1975
          “The Distressed Business: Its Reorganization and the Rights of Creditors,” report by The New England Law Institute, Inc., 1974
          “Eastern Sash Engineering Corp. aluminum windows/doors $5,000.00 - Sales Building,” 1973
          “Eastern Sash Engineering Corp. aluminum windows/doors $435,000.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Escalation,” correspondence, memoranda and financial documents, 1974 Volpe
          Construction Co.
          “Federal Sheet Metal & Roofing Co. roofing $7,350.000 - Sales Building,” 1973
          “Federal Sheet Metal & Roofing Co. roofing $90,650.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Financial Reports: (Albert J.) Goodman,” 1975
          “First Amendment,” correspondence & notes, 1973-75 Volpe Construction Co.
          “Grid Flat Slab Corp. oil strip and grid work $70,500.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Guarantees - Albert and Gilberta Goodman,” 1972-73
          “Increase in Project Costs - First Amendment - Escalation,” 1974 Volpe Construction Co.


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Box: 76

          “Job Meetings,” correspondence, meeting minutes & notes, 1973-74 Volpe Construction Co.
          “Letters from the Architect,” 1972-74 Volpe Construction Co.
          “Letters from the Owner,” 1972 Volpe Construction Co.
          “Letters to the Architect,” 1972-74 Volpe Construction Co.
          “Letters to the Owner” - Chestnut Hill Towers Trust / Albert J. Goodman, 1972-74 Volpe Construction Co.
          “Loan Agreement,” Chestnut Hill Towers Trust, 1972
          “M. Frank Higgins, Co., Inc. Resilient Flooring $27,232.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Memos of Law & Fact - The Volpe Construction Co., Inc.,” correspondence and memoranda, 1974-75
          “Mon - Son Corp. erect steel $115,000.00 approx. - Towers,” 1973
          “Mortgage Note and Security Agreement - Chestnut Hill Towers,” 1971-72
          “New England Waste Treatment Co., Inc. rubbish chutes $19,300.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Non-Distribution Agreement,” Chestnut Hill Towers Trust, 1972
          “Note from $500,000.00 with Security National Bank - signed by S. Peter Volpe,” 1973
          “Notes - GVH,” 1974-75
          “Notice of Taking of Deposition,” Volpe Construction Company, Inc. v. Albert J. and Gilberta Goodman, 1977
          “Office Memoranda,” 1972-74 Volpe Construction Co.
          “Peter Bratti Associates, Inc. ceramic tile / marble work $6,300.00 - Sales Building,” 1973
          “Peter Bratti Associates, Inc. ceramic tile / marble work $793,700.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Purchase Orders - Checks Paid,” 1973-74
          “Record of Cash Receipts and Disbursements - Chestnut Hill Towers, Inc.,” Nov. 1-2, 1971
          Reports by Philip R. Berger and Associates for Carabetta Enterprises, Inc. re. Chestnut Hill Gardens Project, 1977
          “Requisitions,” inc. correspondence, 1973-74 Volpe Construction Co.
          “Schena Construction Co., Inc. plastering work $48,000.00 - Towers,” 1973
          “Statements from GVH, Inc. to TVCC, Inc.,” financial statements, 1975-77
          “Status reports from GVH, Inc. to TVCC and S. Peter Volpe,” correspondence, 1975
          “Sub-contracts Statement of Amounts Paid by Volpe to Date,” n.d.
          “Thomas G. Gallagher, Inc. plumbing work $15,000.00 - Sales Building,” 1973
          “Thomas G. Gallagher, Inc. plumbing, utility & fire protection work $1,780,100.00 -Towers,” 1973
          “Unpaid Bills TVCC - June 14, 1974”
          The Volpe Construction Co., Inc. v. Albert J. and Gilberta Goodman, correspondence, 1977
          “W. T. Industries, Inc. aluminum windows / doors $455,000.00 - Towers,” 1974
          “Whitehall Painting Corp. painting / coating work $370,000.00 - Towers,” 1973
“Correspondence - Fides,” 1973
“Federal Tax,” 1973-74
“First National Bank Statements,” 1973-74
“George V. Higgins, Esquire - First National Bank Statement,” 1973-75
“Group One Hundred Inc. - First National Bank Statements,” 1973-75
Land deed for Union Street, Rockland, Mass., by Doris M. Higgins to herself & GVH, 1973
“Mass(achusetts) Tax,” 1973-74
“Ohio Organized Crime Training Conference,” 1973
“Omnibus Hearing,” 1973
“Personal” correspondence, 1973
“Preview Showing” of Eddie Coyle film, 1973
“Provident Bank Statements,” 1973-76
“Speech: Mass. Trial Lawyers Association,” inc. correspondence, 1973
“Trust Agreement … between… and United Bank and Trust Company,” 1973
“Trust Agreement … between Husband and United Bank and Trust Company,” n.d.
“Trust Agreement … between (redacted) and United Bank and Trust Co.,” also four signature pages, 1973
“United States v. Joseph S. Levey,” correspondence, legal documents, and notes, 1973-75
“Wentworth Speech - First Circuit Conf. - May 22-24, 1973”
“Abington National Bank,” correspondence and receipts, 1974-76

Box: 77

“Blue Cross - Blue Shield,” 1974-76
“Commonwealth v. Brian Manning," correspondence, documents and notes, 1974-75
“Commonwealth v. Thomas G. McNaney, Jr.,” notes and legal documents, 1974-75v “Cost Control - GVH, Inc.,” 1974-75
“Correspondence - Fides,” 1974
Employment Fact Book, 1974
Fides solicitation materials, 1974-76
“First National Bank - Savings Statement,” 1974-75
“Group One Hundred, Inc. Tax Deposits,” correspondence, 1974-75
“GVH - House File - Milton,” 1974-81
“Heather H. Marschall - Probate Action (marked “CLOSED 12/31/75”),” correspondence, legal documents, and notes, 1974-75
“Massachusetts Acupuncture Association, Inc. (marked “CLOSED”),” correspondence, 1974-75
“William O’Kane (marked “Closed”),” notes, 1974
“Patrolman William E. O’Connor,” clippings, correspondence and notes, 1974-76
“Frederick Gordon Penney - Probate, 1974 (marked “CLOSED”),” correspondence, notes and legal document
“Etta B. Ross v. First National Bank, et al,” correspondence, legal documents and notes, 1974 (marked “CLOSED”)
Schlichte, Denman, & Arabian v. Gay, Claussen, Daley, Mc Nabb, Shubow, Ayoub, & Hayes, Jr., 1974, 1981
“Susan Sorgman - Divorce Matter (marked “CLOSED”),” correspondence, 1974
“United States v. James Mahoney,” correspondence, legal documents, & notes, 1974 (marked “CLOSED”)
“United States v. Thomas McNaney,” correspondence & legal documents, 1974-76
“United States v. Maurice W. Reidy (marked “Closed”),” correspondence, legal documents and notes, 1974
“U.S. v. George Meehan, U.S. Federal Court (marked “CLOSED”),” correspondence & legal documents, 1974
“U.S. v. Salvatore Tabbi,” correspondence, legal documents, and notes, 1974-76
“Amendment to Trust Agreement between Helen E. Syme & United Bank and Trust,” documents and correspondence, 1975-78
“Correspondence - Fides,” 1975-76
“Declaration of Trust, G & N Realty Trust,” 1975

G. Gordon Liddy Files (1975-78)
          Correspondence, 1975-77
          “Correspondence re. Liddy to/from GVH, June - Dec. 1976”
          “Correspondence re. Liddy to/from GVH, Jan. - May, 1977”
                    Includes note from Liddy to GVH, dated 12 April, “to thank you for all you have done to make today's commutation of my sentence by President Carter possible;” a photocopy of                     “the original warrant of Executive clemency” sent by the U.S. Department of Justice; and letters of thanks sent to President Jimmy Carter, Attorney General Griffin Bell, Ben                     Bradlee, William F. Buckley, Jr., A. J. Fahey, Leon Jaworski, Mrs. Sylvester Liddy, Counsel to the President Robert J. Lipshutz, Henry Ruth, The Hon. Earl J. Silbert, and                     Chesterfield Smith.
          “G. G. Liddy’s Petition for Commutation of Sentence (photocopy), 1976”
          “G. G. Liddy’s Supplemental Petition for Commutation of Sentence, 1978” (4 folders)
          “Newspaper opinion columns in support of Liddy, 1976-77,” clippings and photocopies”
          “Serving Time in America,” article by Liddy for Esquire, December 1977
          S. Res. 60 (to establish a Watergate investigative committee), 1973

Box: 78

          U.S. v. G. Gordon Liddy, trial transcripts, Jan. 10 – Mar. 23, 1973 (14 folders)
          Letters to Liddy, book proposal, 2000 (2 folders). Includes photocopies of all GVH/Liddy correspondence.

“Heather H. Marschall / Probate (Will),” documents and correspondence, 1975-76
“Master List,” 1975, 1981
Messages, May 1975-Aug. 1976
“Northeastern Home Specialists, Inc. v. The Volpe Construction Co., Inc. (marked “closed”),” 1975-76

Box: 79

“Revocable Trust Agreement,” multiple copies, 1975
Wm. W. Stabler, Folsom Prison, correspondence, Jan. 1975
“USA v. Maurice Levesque (United States District Court),” correspondence, documents and notes, 1975-76
“Barclays Bank of California statements and cancelled checks,” 1976
Bills, 1976-80

Eldridge Cleaver (1968-77, bulk 1976)
          Affidavit, Peter Bohmer and Paula Tharp v. Richard Milhous Nixon, 1976
          Black Panther Party newspapers and press releases about Cleaver, 1976
          “California Adult Authority – Chairman’s Directive In re Rodriquez,” 1975
          “Church Committee - Cleaver,” notes, 1976
          “Cleaver Discovery materials,” 1968, 1976 (3 folders)
          “Cleaver file,” correspondence, notes and legal documents, 1976
          Clippings, 1975-76
          Eldridge Cleaver 1968 Grand Jury Proceeding, April 1976
          “Eldridge Cleaver Defense Committee,” 1976
                    Includes roster of members and invitations to events to fundraisers.
          Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver v. Clarence M. Kelley, et. al. (“Freedom of Information Act - Materials Received from Terry Lenzner”), 1976
          “Excerpts Regarding Black Panther Party - Eldridge Cleaver,” 1976
          “Expenses - Eldridge Cleaver,” 1976
          “Media - Eldridge Cleaver,” correspondence and clippings, 1976
          “Notes - Eldridge Cleaver,” n.d.
          “Notes from Transcripts - Cleaver,” 1969-71
          “Notes Received From Client,” n.d.
          “Possible Counsel - Eldridge Cleaver,” 1976
          “Promissory Notes,” 1974-76 (inc. Eldridge Cleaver)
                    Includes four notes signed by Cleaver in March and April 1976, each for $5,000.
          “Prospective Trial Witnesses - Cleaver,” n.d.
          “Publications Requests - Eldridge Cleaver,” n.d.
          “Report of January 1970 Grand Jury - Eldridge Cleaver,” 1970
          “Source Reference - Eldridge Cleaver,” 1976
          State of California v. Bursey, Cleaver, Cotton, Hilliard, Lankford, Scott, Wade and Wells, Grand Jury testimony, April 22-23, 1968 (2 folders)
          State of California v. Cotton, Lankford, Scott and Wade, 1971

Box: 80

          State of California v. Eldridge Cleaver, “General Correspondence,” 1976-1977 (2 folders)
          State of California v. Eldridge Cleaver, legal documents
                    Includes copy of indictment against Cleaver and others for three counts of attempted murder and copies of forms signed by Eldridge Cleaver and Kathleen Cleaver authorizing GVH                     and Terry Lenzner to act as legal counsel.
          State of California v. Eldridge Cleaver – “Memorandum of Law,” 1976
          State of California v. Eldridge Cleaver – “Memorandum on Relevance of “Materials to be Secured from Federal Agencies,” 1976
          State of California v. Eldridge Cleaver - transcript of hearing, Jan. 9, 1976
          “Subpoena From Subcommittee on Internal Security - Eldridge Cleaver,” 1975-76

“Declaration of Trust,” 1976
“Derby Academy - Susan E. Higgins,” correspondence and clipping, 1976-80
“FBI Domestic Intelligence Operations – Their Purpose and Scope,” House Judiciary Committee report, 1976
“Irrevocable Educational Trust Fund - Declaration of Trust” by James S. Fletcher, 1976
Offer to Purchase Real Estate (15 Brush Hill Road, Milton, Mass.), 1976
“Paxton v. Paxton - Probate,” correspondence, 1976
“N.E.B.A. (New England Bankcard Association) - Master Charge Merchant Agreement,” correspondence, 1977
“Expenditures, 50 Staniford > KYG / GVH,” 1977-80
GVH - Elizabeth A. Higgins divorce / annulment, 1979-81
Legal matters against GVH, correspondence, 1980-81
Cubberley & Lyle, promotional materials and correspondence, 1981
“Gibbs Ford,” correspondence & clippings, 1981
Wooden Boat magazine lawsuit, correspondence and documents, 1981-83
Wooden Boat magazine lawsuit, boat designs / blueprints.
          Includes photocopies of designs/drawings from The Rudder in 1915 and 1916, and Small Boat Journal in 1982.
Massad Ayoob v. The OSC, Inc., documents, 1982, 1985
John Brady, collaboration documents and contracts, 1983-84
“Acknowledgement of Limits on the Use of Deadly Force,” Milton MA forms, 1984
Final notice of outstanding arrest warrant, Dorchester MA, 1985
Robert Silvia and Nathaniel Denman v. James Lawton, et al., affidavit of GVH, 1987 (Wooden Boat lawsuit)
Paul N. Jarvinen vs. Doris M. Higgins and George V. Higgins, 1988
“Limited Partnership Settlement Fund Claim Form” for Doris M. Higgins, 1994
Goat Island South, Condominium public offering, 1995-98
Loretta L. Cubberley v. Square Plus Operating Corp., 1995-1996
Statement of Doris M. Higgins to Mass. Boards of Appeal on Motor Vehicle and Bonds, 1997
“Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Antonio England and another,” n.d.
“Commonwealth of Mass. v. John Doe – Commonwealth’s Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Petition that Nathaniel Lipton Be Ordered to Produce Documents,” n.d.
“Group One Hundred, Inc., Contract,” blank forms, n.d.
“Last will and testament,” blank copies, n.d.
Lease for 50 Staniford St., Boston, blank, n.d.
“Legal Gambling: The Question Is Premature,” typescript, n.d., unpublished article by GVH.
“OOSW / Mass. + R.I.,” photocopy, n.d.
Publishing agreement with R. S. Means Company, Inc., blank, n.d.
Bills, photocopied statutes and document fragments, ca. 1982-99


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Series 10: Teaching

Box     Folder

81        1        Northeastern Law School, Criminal Law class, fall 1970
82        2        Boston College Law School, Evidence course, evaluations, ca. 1971-72
82        3        SUNY Buffalo, Spring 1988

Boston University
82        4-18   Class files, 1988-2000 (15 folders)
82        19      Student writing samples, n.d.
82        20      Syllabi, n.d.

Series 11: Subject files, 1964-1985

This series contains two separate subject file arrangements. The first was likely self-generated and is dated 1964-72, and the latter was likely maintained by office staff at GVH’s law firm and is dated 1972-85. The final four boxes contain a mixed group of clippings and printed pieces, most likely used for research and in teaching.

Subject file 1, 1964-72.
This grouping contains Higgins’s main personal and professional subject file, in alphabetical arrangement. Folder titles in quotation marks are Higgins’s own. Contents include: a paper Higgins wrote while at Boston College Law School; legal documents and materials from his tenure in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office and as Assistant United States Attorney; and a number of short story typescripts submitted to magazines and literary reviews. Most are accompanied by their original file folders, on which Higgins noted to whom he had submitted the typescript and, in some cases, which publishers rejected it.

A folder titled “Literary Markets – Correspondence” contains several rejection slips from periodicals such as Harper’s, Penthouse, Playboy and the Paris, Sewanee and Yale Reviews. Also contained in this folder are rejection letters for The Friends of Eddie Coyle from a literary agent in December 1970 and from Little, Brown in February 1971. N.B.: Some short stories, book reviews, teleplays and screenplays found in these series may also be duplicated in their respective series elsewhere in this collection.

Box 82:

“ABA Ins.(urance),” correspondence, n.d.
“Administrative Control of Police Practices,” B.C. Law School paper, 1967
          A 104-page paper that “constitutes approximately forty per cent of the revised version of The Five-Month Summer, a report on procedures employed by the Board of Police           Commissioners in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the disposition of complaints of police brutality.”
“AG,” correspondence, clippings, notes & legal documents, 1969-70
          Includes resignation letter from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.
“AG Memos,” 1964-67
“Boats,” brochures and information (2 folders), 1970.
“Brad” (W. Bradley Ryan, Esq.), legal documents and correspondence, 1967
“Camaro,” receipts, brochures and correspondence, 1970-71
“Cases,” legal documents and notes, n.d.
“Chris Being A Friend Of Mine,” short story typescripts and correspondence, 1969-70
“Conspiracy / Handwriting,” photocopies, n.d.
“Consultant Appointment,” Northeastern Law School, correspondence, 1970
“CR.(iminal) L.(aw) Reporters,” photocopies,1967
“C Proc” (Criminal Procedure), legal documents, notes & correspondence, 1966-67
“Draft 1969 Tax Returns,” 1970
“Estate” of John T. Higgins, correspondence and legal documents, 1964-72
“File,” legal typescripts, 1967-68
“Globe Motors,” correspondence and notes, 1966-68
“Globe Realty Enterprises, Inc.,” correspondence, 1969-70
“Gull Pic,” photograph, n.d.
“In Southern Vermont In October,” short story drafts and typescripts, n.d.
Income tax forms and notes, 1968-69
Insurance policies and documents, 1968-69
“An Interest in the Government,” short story typescripts, 1970
“Kendrick, 1969,” short story typescript, n.d.
          Story titled “Something Dirty You Could Keep.”
“The Law + The Mob,” book proposal correspondence, 1970
Legal documents and notes, 1967-68
Legal documents, notes and correspondence, 1967-69
Legal notes, 1965-67
“Literary Markets – Correspondence.” 1966-71
Includes correspondence and rejection letters for The Friends of Eddie Coyle, short stories and law review articles.
“Looking for Somebody,” short story typescript, 1970

Box: 83

“Mayer on Stuyvesant,” clippings, 1968
“McIntosh and Otis, Inc.,” correspondence, 1970
          Correspondence with literary agency re: submissions.
“National Council (on the Arts) Correspondence,” 1969-70
“Notes / 1970 – 1040,” 1970
Notes on prosecutions, n.d.
“Oyster Bay – 1965,” organized crime conference report, 1966
“Paine’s” (Paine Furniture Co.), correspondence and notes, 1967-68
“Resumes,” and correspondence, 1969-70
“A Single Assassin, Acting Alone,” short story typescript, 1969
“Something Dirty You Could Keep,” short story typescripts, correspondence and offprint, 1969
“South / Mass. In Time of War,” typescript & correspondence, 1961 and 1967
          Early version of “Something Dirty You Could Keep.”
“The Sundays of Mexican Rum,” short story typescripts and correspondence, 1969-70
“Tax Forms / Copies,” 1964-68
“Three Thousand Dollars,” short story manuscript and typescripts, n.d.
“The Water Reflected the Sunshine,” short story fragment and correspondence, 1970

Subject file 2, 1972-85.
This series is primarily a personal and literary subject file. It includes documentation for six of Higgins’ books – A City on a Hill, Cogan’s Trade, Dreamland, The Friends of Richard Nixon, The Judgment of Deke Hunter and Kennedy for the Defense. Manuscripts of these book are housed in the book manuscript series. The bulk of these book files contain reviews, promotional items and itineraries from promotional tours. Also in this series is a complete 184-page manuscript, Slowly Now the Dancer, dated Sept. 28, 1976, and two copies of a 116-page screenplay, “The Man From Katie’s Place.”

Several folders contain magazine articles, book reviews and short stories, speeches given, and interviews. Correspondents include Barry Reed, Robert B. Parker, and Hunter S. Thompson, whom Higgins offered to act as legal representative. Letters between Higgins and his literary agent, Jack Hawkins, and contracts and correspondence related to movie and television projects throughout the 1970s are also included.

Box 83 (contd.):

18 Almanac / 13030 Corporation, Lisa Solod,” correspondence and typescripts, 1981
          GVH magazine article titled “Go Your Own Way.”
“ABA–Workshop – Oct. 23, 1981,” correspondence and typescripts of remarks, 1981
“AFTRA 11 Beacon Street, Boston – Mr. Robert Segal,” correspondence, 1977-80
“Albie Walton Associates, 170 Woodcliff Rd, Newton Highlands, MA 02161,” correspondence, 1978
“American Program Bureau,” correspondence and contracts, 1974-78
"Arson For Hire," contracts, correspondence and notes, 1978-79
          Proposed mini-series for WGBH, Boston.
“Atheneum – Publishers,” clippings, correspondence and typescripts, 1974-76
          Includes GVH review of Not So Wild A Dream by Eric Sevareid, Washington Post, Aug. 13, 1976.
Atlantic Monthly / Little-Brown Suit,” legal documents and correspondence, 1977-80
“Austin Olney / Arthur Griffin New England’s Four Seasons,” correspondence, 1979
“Avis car rental Misc. corres”, 1980
“Ballantine Books,” correspondence, 1980-81
          Publicity documents for Kennedy for the Defense book tour.
“Baseball Story, written 6/80,” correspondence and typescripts, 1980
          Submitted to Inside Sports magazine.
“Black and Ott (Accountants) Misc. Info & Corresp.,” 1980-81
“The Black Corvette,” short story typescript, n.d.
“Blackfin: A Story for the Screen,” typescript and correspondence, 1983
“Boat Insurance Policy,” 1981
“Book Reviews for 1981-1982,” clippings, correspondence and drafts, 1980-82
          Somebody is Lying: The Story of Dr. X by Myron Farber, for Newsday, Aug. 22, 1982;
          Big Bucks, by Ernest Tidyman, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 1982; The Last Mafioso, by Ovid
          Demaris, Chicago Tribune, Jan. 25, 1981; Palm Sunday, by Kurt Vonnegut, National Review, May 1, 1981;
          Going to Extremes, by Joe McGinnis, National Review, typescript dated Oct. 16, 1980, and other reviewing-related correspondence.
Boston College Magazine,” magazine and correspondence, 1980
          Includes “Go Forth and Write,” Fall 1980 issue.
“Boston College - Misc. corres.,” 1981
“Boston Magazine,” clippings, correspondence, galleys and typescripts, 1981-82
          Includes galleys of “Yaz,” December 1982, “You Have A Right To Beggar Yourself,” August 1982, and interview           with GVH, March 1981.
Boston Magazine - Review ‘The Godwulf Manuscript,’ Parker,” typescript and correspondence, 1973-74, includes correspondence with Robert B. Parker.
“Burka, Paul: Laying Down The Law - Texas Monthly,” photocopy, 1981
“Burt Britton,” correspondence, 1975, includes copy of GVH self-portrait for Britton’s book.
“The Butcher Murder,” typescript of chapter 15, n.d.
“Casey & Hayes Storage Co.,” correspondence, 1982
“Cataldo, Phillip,” notes and correspondence, 1982
“Channel 2 Auction – WGBH,” correspondence, 1978-82
“Chase Manhattan Bank,” correspondence and statements, 1980-82
“Chicago Sun-Times book reviews / corresp.,” 1980-82
          Includes reviews of Dutch Shea, Jr., John Gregory Dunne, Mar. 28, 1982; Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler, Frank
MacShane, Oct. 4, 1981; and Clarence Darrow: A Sentimental Rebel, Arthur and Lila Weinberg, Aug. 31, 1980.
City on a Hill,” clippings and correspondence, 1974-76 (2 folders)
          Includes promotional items, dust jacket mockups, reviews, and profile of GVH in Washingtonian magazine (Mar. 1975). Also includes reviews of The Digger’s Game and Cogan’s           Trade.
City on a Hill - Knopf expenses - Promotion Tour,” correspondence, 1975


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Box: 84

Cogan’s Trade,” clippings & correspondence, 1974-75 (2 folders)
          Includes reviews, dust jacket mockups, promotional items, advertisements, and foreign rights correspondence.
“Column Anthology,” typescripts, n.d.
          Includes “Dogs” and “Baseball and Other Significant Matters.”
“Columns - on hold & not used,” corrected typescripts, 1979
“Columns: Slocum / Frank Sinatra,” corrected typescripts, ca. 1976
“Contracts – Alfred Knopf,” contracts and correspondence, 1981-82
“Copyright Material,” 1980
“Correspondence – 1980,” 1978-1980 (3 folders)
          Correspondents include Richard Thornburgh, David Halberstam and John Silber.
“Correspondence, 1982” (2 folders)
Correspondents include Tracy Kidder, William Manchester, and William F. Buckley, Jr.
Correspondence, 1983-84
“Correspondence - Ash Green, Alfred A. Knopf,” 1979-80
“Correspondence - Dick Lynde,” 1974-77
“Correspondence: John W. Hawkins, Gail Hochman, Paul R. Reynolds, Inc.,” 1977-80
“Correspondence - (old misc.),” 1974-76
          Includes a letter to Hunter S. Thompson re: legal representation.
“Correspondence - Robert B. Parker,” correspondence and clippings, 1975-76, 1980
          Includes clipping from May 6, 1980, Patriot-Ledger in which GVH and Parker were jointly interviewed.
“Correspondence - Ward Just,” 1975-76
Correspondence and airline tickets, 1977, 1980, 1982
“D.C. Inh.(eritance) Tax,” correspondence, 1978
“DPW - Road Repair Story, written 6/80,” short story typescript, 1980
“Daniel D. Moore / Indictment,” correspondence, 1975
“DeFranceschi and Ellis,” correspondence, 1980-81
          ‘Re: Legal services rendered’
“Doris M. Higgins,” correspondence and will, 1974
“Dow Jones & Company - Wall St.,” correspondence and short story typescripts, 1980-81
          Includes typescript of “The Dobbins Solution” and a second, untitled story written for the Wall Street Journal.
Dreamland,” reviews, clippings and correspondence, 1976-77
Dreamland + Slowly Now the Dancer - Contracts, Correspondence,” manuscript, contracts and correspondence, 1976-77
          Includes 184-page manuscript of Slowly Now the Dancer, dated Sept. 28, 1976
“Drinan’s Dinner Party Info.,” correspondence, 1980
“The Dublin Coat,” short story typescript, correspondence and magazine, 1980
          Includes copy of Harper’s, Aug. 1980.
“Duhamel, John,” memo and notes, 1982

Box: 85

“Eastern Slopes,” correspondence, 1974
“Eddie Coyle vs. Paramount Pictures; GVH et. al.,” court documents and correspondence, 1982
“Educational Seminars – Feb. 25, 1977,” correspondence, 1977
Esquire Magazine: The Smoke Filled Room,” correspondence, drafts & typescripts, 1975-80
          Also includes the typescript, “On Being From Boston.”
“Essays” by high school students and correspondence, 1974
“Eugene Clasby,” correspondence, 1974-76
“Europe,” tickets and receipts, 1978
“Express mail – forms,” 1980
“Federal Express – forms/info.,” 1981-82
“Fr. Sweeney’s - Novel Draft,” typescript, 1985
          Typescript not written by GVH.
“Fiction - Crystal Piedmont,” typescript, n.d.
          Fragment from The Judgment of Deke Hunter, pages 218-227
“File Indices and files info.,” 1981-82
Fortune Magazine,” correspondence, 1981
The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” clippings & correspondence, 1973-77
          Includes movie account statements, royalty statements and foreign book promotional materials.
The Friends of Jack Duggan,” teleplay typescript and correspondence, 1982
The Friends of Richard Nixon, Atlantic-Little Brown,” clippings & correspondence, 1975 (2 folders)
          Includes reviews and royalty statements.
Friends of Richard Nixon - Expenses,” correspondence, 1975
“George V. Higgins - Personal,” correspondence, 1973-79
          Includes correspondence and legal documents, including book contracts.
“Globe Expenses – 1982,” correspondence, 1982-83
“Globe Expenses – 1983,” correspondence, 1983
“The Greatest Ballplayer Who Ever Lived,” short story typescript, n.d.
“Gun Permit,” 1980
“GVH - American Arbitration Association application / misc. info,” correspondence and documents, 1980
“GVH - Draft Speeches,” manuscripts and correspondence, ca. 1975
          Boston Globe Book Festival remarks, 1975 and other notes.
“GVH - Foreign Motors - NC - BMW – Autohaus,” receipts and correspondence, 1979
“GVH - Keough Plan,” correspondence, 1974-77
“GVH - Newsweek on Watergate Article,” clipping, Apr. 8, 1974
          Profile of GVH’s Atlantic assignment covering the hearings.
“GVH - Personal - Letters to Creditors,” correspondence, 1976
“GVH - Personal Liability,” correspondence, 1975-78
“GVH - Porsche,” correspondence and documents, 1974-77
“GVH - Resume,” typescript, ca. 1979
          Includes copy of birth certificate.
“GVH - Speech Materials,” photocopies, n.d.
“GVH Standard Press Biographical Sketch,” typescripts, ca. 1980
“GVH - stocks,” correspondence and documents, 1973-75
“GVH - Walter Pincus Column: Correspondence - Proposals,” correspondence, 1975-76
          Includes letters sent by GVH to the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Washington Star News: “Walter Pincus and I have it in mind to do a           column….We propose to write a regular column of combined reportage and analysis, to be published three times weekly in daily editions of newspapers, and once in           Sunday editions of newspapers.”

Box: 86

“GVH - Watergate Article,” correspondence, clippings and typescript, 1973-75
          Includes articles and editor’s notes from the Atlantic Monthly.
“Harbor Towers,” correspondence, 1978-79
Harper’s (1980) - Printed articles & drafts,” typescripts and correspondence, 1980
          Includes multiple column typescripts.
“The Hartford Insurance Plan,” correspondence, 1979-80
“Hawaii - April 30, 1977,” correspondence, 1977
          Includes the paper “Cross Examination of Psychiatrists and Psychologists” for Prosecutors Statewide Seminar in Evidence.
“Household,” bills, receipts and correspondence, 1978
“IBM - Material,” 1974-82
“Income Info (Mary Gorman),” corrected typescript, 1981-83
          Includes 3 p. short story fragment.
Inquiry Magazine,” correspondence and typescript, 1981-82
          Includes Feb. 28, 1982 edition, “The Life and Crimes of Bad Dog Miglia” p. 15.
“Inside the Watergate / by Douglas Kiker,” photocopy, ca. 1974
“Insurance - Misc. Info,” 1975-76
“An Interest In The Government,” short story typescript, n.d.
“Jay S. Goodman,” correspondence, 1975-76
Joey by Donald Goddard - Review by GVH,” typescripts, 1974
          Written for New York Times Book Review.
“John Brady – Writer’s Digest” magazines and correspondence, 1973-75, 1980
The Judgment of Deke Hunter,” reviews, clippings and correspondence, 1976-77
“Julia Cameron - Correspondence,” 1975-76
Kennedy for the Defense, Correspondence & Reviews,” 1980
“Lardner Book (Bruccoli),” keepsake, 1976 1/300 printed to mark publication of Ring Lardner: A Descriptive Bibliography, by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman.
“Lectures,” clipping, correspondence and typescript, 1980
          Includes GVH speech at UMass Boston.
The Libertarian Review,” correspondence, 1980
“London File,” correspondence, 1980
“The Lost Convertible,” correspondence, 1976
“The Man From Katie’s Place,” screenplay typescript, 1982
“Manley, George (Drug Possession),” correspondence and notes, 1982
“Maroney Novel – working file,” typescripts, n.d.
“Martin, Secker & Warburg Corres.,” correspondence, 1981
“Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers,” correspondence, 1976
“Massachusetts Bank and Trust Company (Master Charge Info),” 1982
Massachusetts Family Court, correspondence, 1979-80
“MBA – Young Lawyers Seminar – February 19, 1977 – BU Law School,” correspondence, 1977
“Medcom Company / Robert Fuisz,” notes and correspondence, 1980-82
Media People - Printed Articles and drafts (1980),” typescripts and clippings, 1980
          Includes several articles for “The Magazine Life” column in Media People magazine.
“Middlesex County Bar Assoc. March 23, 1978,” typescript and magazine, 1978
          Includes “Remarks prepared for delivery to the annual banquet of the Middlesex County Bar Association,” reprinted in the May 1978 Boston Bar Journal.
“Minneapolis Tribune, 425 Portland Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 54488; Richard Reid - Assistant to the Editor,” correspondence and clippings, 1979-80
          Includes several Boston Globe columns.
“Misc. articles by GVH,” n.d.
“Miscellaneous Reviews,” clippings and drafts, 1975-77
“Miscellaneous Short Articles,” correspondence, drafts and typescripts, 1974-80
“The Moorings, Ltd.,” correspondence, 1974-75
“Motor Vehicle Info, policy & accident forms,” 1972-82
“Movie Contract,” correspondence, 1975-76
“NBC-TV - Misc. file,” teleplay typescripts, n.d.
“NBC Television Network corres.,” correspondence, 1980
“NSR - National Shorthand Reporter,” clippings and correspondence, 1980-82
          Includes several articles and issues with GVH’s essays.
“Nantucket Land (and Yacht Club),” correspondence, 1973-74
The National Review,” clippings, correspondence and typescripts, 1980-82
          Includes issues of the magazine with GVH’s essays.
New York Magazine correspondence and articles,” 1975, 1980-81
          Includes issues of the magazine in which GVH’s book reviews appear.
New York Times - Op Ed,” clippings and typescripts, 1974
          Includes several articles by GVH.
“News Clips,” newspaper clippings on foreign policy, 1973

Box 87:

Newspaper columns, typescripts and correspondence, 1979
Newsweek - My Turn by George V. Higgins,” clippings, correspondence, and typescripts, 1974-75
          Includes typescripts for several columns.
“No Other Place to Go – draft,” teleplay typescript, n.d.
“Office Equipment Manuals,” 1973-76
“Original Articles of Organization Form,” legal documents, 1975
Oui Magazine, April 1976
          Includes “Round-Table Discussion: Crime In America,” which included GVH.
“Outstanding Debts,” correspondence, 1978-80
“The Owl Did Not Sleep In The Daytime - Selected Prose: Forward,” typescript, n.d.
          Foreword to unpublished prose collection.
“Pacific National Bank of Nantucket Statements,” 1980
“Paid 1973 - Peabody Office Furniture Company,” 1973
“Paid 1974 - Belmont Springs Water Company,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Bergin Liquors (and) Berenson Liquors,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - The Federal Club,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - George V. Higgins, Inc. **American Express**,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - George V. Higgins, Inc. **Master Charge**,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - The Greenery, Inc. (plants),” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Group One Hundred, Inc. **Master Charge**,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - H.P. Horan & Company (construction work),” 1974
“Paid 1974 - IBM and Xerox,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Investigative Bills,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - John W. Murray Company, Inc. (office supplies),” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Law Books,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Leisurac, Inc., Travel Service,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Magazines: Renewals,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Mirror Cleaning Service Company, Inc.,” 1974
“Paid 1974 – Miscellaneous,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Peabody Office Furniture Co.,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Powers Secretarial Service (answering service),” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Rent - Office and Garage,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Shreve, Crump & Low,” 1974
“Paid 1974 - Telephone Bills,” 1974
“Paid Office Bills – 1980,” 1980
“Paid Personal bills 1980,” 1980-81
Panorama,” correspondence and typescript, 1980-81
          Includes June 1981 issue containing “Shooting Holes in ‘The Gangster Chronicles’.”
Paris Review - Interview Peter Manso,” correspondence and transcript, 1975
          Includes 84-page interview transcript.
People Magazine,” 1981
          Aug. 17, 1981 issue with profile of GVH.
“Personal – Photos,” photographs, ca. 1974-1980 (2 folders)
“Peter Manso - Interview,” correspondence, and corrected typescripts, 1975
          Corrected copy of Paris Review interview transcript.
“Phoenix - Misc. file,” correspondence and clippings, 1980
          Includes Boston Phoenix profile of GVH, Nov. 11, 1980
Playboy,” correspondence, clippings and short story typescripts, 1977-79 (2 folders)
Playboy Magazine,” correspondence and short story typescript, 1981-82
          Includes the short story “Adults,” from December 1982 issue.
Poets / Writers,” correspondence, 1974
“Prosecuting Attorney Pilot, Universal Studios,” correspondence and contracts, 1978
          Proposed television pilot episode.
“Provident Institute Statements,” 1979-81
“Q.E. III,” correspondence and documents, 1975-78
          Medical receipts and correspondence re: Elizabeth Higgins.
“R.F.O.” [Robert F. Oberkoetter], deposition, n.d.
Rat on Fire – reviews,” clippings and correspondence, 1979-81
          Includes reviews of A Year Or So With Edgar.
“Ray Richard,” correspondence and typescript, 1973-74
          Draft chapters from Richard’s book The Human Side of Pro Football.
“Recommendation, Letters of,” 1981
          Written by GVH.
“Richard A. Crowell - McGraw-Hill Book Company,” correspondence, 1975-76
“River City Productions - Robert Lovenheim,” correspondence, 1977


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Box 88:

Runner Magazine,” correspondence and corrected typescript, 1981
          Includes “The Friends of the Boston Marathon,” July 1981.
“Sailboats,” brochures, 1972
“Schmidt, Joan, Atty. – George’s divorce misc.,” 1981, 1985
“Sciretto, John Re: Gemstone Security,” correspondence, 1982
          Correspondence with G. Gordon Liddy’s firm.
“Screenplay - June 1982 (GVH) - The Man From Katie’s Place,” 1982
          Two copies of a 116-page screenplay.
“Seminar - University of Alaska, January 7-8, 1978,” correspondence, 1977, 1980
“Sentencing: The Problems of Individuation By: GVH - written for seminar, 10/29/77,” typescript, 1977
“Simon & Schuster (corresp.),” 1980
          Includes blurbs written for Barry Reed’s The Verdict.
“Stabler Letters,” correspondence, 1973-77 (3 folders)
          Correspondence between GVH and William W. Stabler, Jr. (in Folsom Prison).
“Suffolk Franklin Savings Bank,” statements, 1980
“Susan Manso,” correspondence, 1975
“T.G. Rosenthal – correspondence,” correspondence and clippings, 1973-79
“Tax Return Copies,” 1974-75
Time Magazine,” correspondence, 1980
Times Literary Supplement (London, England),” correspondence and clipping, 1981
          Review of Rat on Fire, Jun. 5, 1981.
“Travel Guide,” newspaper, 1974
The Ultimate Baseball Book,” clippings, correspondence and typescripts, 1978-79
“Unfinished Articles,” typescripts, n.d.
          Includes newspaper columns and one short story.
“United States v. Porter, Carleton, Gens - Brief,” legal documents, 1974
“University Club,” correspondence, 1976
“Unpaid,” bills, receipts and correspondence, 1976
“Unpaid Bills,” 1977-81
“WCVB - Channel 5, Needham, MA,” correspondence, clippings and typescripts, 1976
          Includes several scripts by GVH for commentary segments.
Wall Street Journal – Articles / Corresp.,” typescripts and correspondence, 1980-81
          Includes several contributions to the WSJ Magazine.
“Watergate Article – Draft,” correspondence, 1974-76
          Includes book reviews of Shake Down the Thunder! The Official Biography of Notre Dame's Frank Leahy, by Wells Twombly, for Boston Magazine.
“Wiseman, Fred,” correspondence, 1981
Wooden Boat,” correspondence, 1980
Writer’s Digest - John Brady,” correspondence and magazine, 1979
          Includes “Confessions of a Columnist: What Do Your Readers Expect of You?,” June 1978.
“Writer’s Guild Health Fund,” correspondence, 1977
“Writer’s Guild Health Insurance Info.,” correspondence, 1982-83
“Writer’s Guild – Info. / Letters,” correspondence, 1981-82
“Writer’s Guild of America, Inc.,” correspondence, 1980-81
“Writer’s Guild - Pension & Resignation Correspondence,” 1978-79
“Yankee, Inc. Correspondence,” 1980
A Year Or So With Edgar – Reviews,” 1979

Box: 89

Additional clippings, brochures with occasional notes and legal pad sheets with notes, telephone numbers, and math/doodles interspersed.

Box: 90

Clippings, offprints, and brochures, n.d.

Box: 91

Clippings, 1994-98

Box: 92

Clippings, offprints and brochures, n.d.

Series 12: Tax documents

This series contains tax returns, supporting tax forms and documentation, royalty statements, freelance income documentation, medical documents, credit card annual purchase summaries, travel itineraries and flight information, correspondence with accountants, IRS appeals, and general tax correspondence.

Series 13: Photographs

Boxes: 92 - 94

Personal photos (many while sailing), headshots, jacket/publicity photographs (1970s-90s), negatives and slides.

Series 14: Audio/visual materials

Box: 94

Removed from this series and shelved separately in Rare Books and Special Collections: Apple Macintosh Classic II computer; Apple Macintosh Powerbook 5300CS laptop computer. All files have been removed and retained in Rare Books and Special Collections.

Box: 95

Videotapes
“The Friends of Eddie Coyle.” Film, taped from television broadcast. VHS, 4 copies.
“5 in Sports – Sport Aches – Dr. McGregor.” U-Matic, 1981, 4 tapes.
“The Today Show.” VHS, July 11, 1986, 6 minutes.
“The South Bank Show” (UK), 1987. VHS, 60 minutes on GVH. 2 copies.
“Book Choice,” Channel 4 (UK). VHS, November 4, 1989. Review of Trust.
Rockland MA Hall of Fame Ceremony. VHS, June 15, 1990. Includes GVH talk.
“The Late Late Show with Ton Snyder.” VHS, November 4, 1997. 2 copies.
“The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.” VHS, May 14, 1998. 2 copies.

Box: 96

Audiotapes (cassettes unless otherwise noted). Most are copies of radio interviews.
“LKS,” March 10, 1981. 3 hours, 3 tapes.
“The Source,” Bob Vitka, May 1984.
May 9, 1987 interview.
Interview with Rena Blumberg, October 13, 1987.
Chris Pawling interview re: Raymond Chandler for BBC, July 24, 1988.
“Third Ear,” Russell Davies, May 21, 1991, 2 tapes.
“Bomber’s Law” radio ad, Denhard & Stewart, 60 seconds, October 5, 1993.
“Sweeney Speech and Bomber ad,” ca. 1993.
“Connection,” WBUR Boston, June 13, 1996.
Lottchen Shivers message, August 22, 1996.
“Latin Mass, BBC,” August 1997.
Tom Woodruff, Memorial Day 1998 (2:57), July Fourth 1998 (2:59).
“Curveball, spitball, knuckleball, strike,” n.d.
Terry Gross interview for “Fresh Air,” n.d.
G. Gordon Liddy show, n.d.
Seamus Heaney – “The Spirit Level,” recording of poems, after 1995.
Interviews made by GVH
          IRS Book, background interviews.
                    “York – Nashville” Dec. 3, 1985
                    Bob Woolf, March 14, 1985. B: Chairman Betty, Feb. 7, 1985
          Interviews on drug policy made in The Netherlands
                    Arne Rinans. Side B: Weinhard, May 5, 1988.
                    Brentjes. Side B: Van Gohen.
                    Johannes. Side B: De Vries, May 6, 1988.
Answering machine tape. 1 message from Loretta Higgins
2 microcassettes (possibly from answering machine)

Box: 97

Electronic files: correspondence and drafts of novels, 1986-1999. All salvageable files have been copied and moved to a separate server in Rare Books and Special Collections. Computer diskettes, 5 ¼” ProDos files from Apple IIC PFS:Write word processor, approximately 90 in 9 boxes.

Box: 98

Computer diskettes, same as above, approximately 150.

Box: 99

Computer diskettes, 3 ½” Apple Macintosh WordPerfect files, approximately 50.

Series 15: Awards and realia

Box: 99 (contd.)

Certificates and diplomas
          Atlantic Monthly Annual Creative Writing Contest for Students, First Place, May 1960
          Arizona Quarterly Writing Award, Best Short Story for 1963
          M.A. degree, Stanford University, 1965
          Deputy Assistant Attorney General appointment form, 1967
          Letter of appointment from Elliot Richardson as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Nov. 21, 1967
          Admission to the Massachusetts Bar, November 1967
          Assistant Attorney General appointment form, 1969
          Letter of appointment from Robert Quinn as Assistant Attorney General, April 1, 1969
          U.S. District Court admission certificate, Sept. 11, 1969
          U.S. Court of Appeals admission certificate, January 11, 1971
          Certificate of Appreciation, Eagle River Correctional Facility, January 8, 1978
          American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbiters appointment certificate, n.d.
          Plastic boat sign, “This is my ship and I’ll do as I damn please,” n.d.
New York Public Library Literary Lion Medal
Leather portfolio/satchel
Playboy Editorial Award, clear resin statue, 1973
Porsche 911 cast metal model
Boston College Law School moot court gavel, 1967
Locke-Ober Café (Boston) matchbox
“John Silber for Governor” buttons (7)
Brass business card case
Blue and white academic hood

Box: 100

2 sailor statues, porcelain
5 wood and leather pipe stands
2 leather tobacco pouches
1 leather dice cup
10 pipes


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Series 16: Printed materials

Box: 101

All have no annotations unless otherwise noted.

Automobile Quarterly 16 (1), first quarter 1978.
Caribbean: The Guide for All Budgets, Updated Every Year, with Many Maps and Color Photos. New York: Fodor’s, 1992.
Clark, Ellery H., Jr. Red Sox Forever. Hicksville NY: Exposition Press, 1977. First edition, third printing. Inscribed by the author.
Cobb, Boughton Jr. Fiberglass Boats: Construction and Maintenance. New York: Yachting Publishing, 1969.
Drayne, Richard C. Letters from Dick. Privately printed, 1987.
Environmental Affairs V (3), Summer 1976.
Georgetown Law Journal. Media and the First Amendment in a Free Society. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1973.
Goldschneider, Gary and Joost Elffers. The Secret Language of Relationships: Your Complete Personology Guide to Any Relationship with Anyone.
          New York: Penguin Studio, 1997.
Keeton, Robert E. Trial Tactics and Methods. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1973. Second Edition.
Heffernan, Thomas. Art and Emblem: Early Seventeenth-Century English Poetry of Devotion. Tokyo: The Renaissance Institute, 1991.
Leach, W. Barton and Paul J. Liacos. Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967. Fourth edition.
Maloney, Richard P. Manual for District Court Clerk/Magistrates. Boston: Lawyers Weekly Publications, 1980.
Manning, Bernard. Enforcing the Criminal Law. South Berlin MA: Research Publishing Company, 1975.
Massachusetts. Department of the Attorney General. 1968 Lawyer’s Diary and Manual. Newark: 1967.
1978 Lawyer’s Dairy and Manual. Newark: 1977.
1979 Lawyer’s Diary and Manual. Newark: 1978.

Box: 102

Mazer, Milton. People and Predicaments: Of Life and Distress on Martha’s Vineyard. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976.
Parker, William Riley. The MLA Style Sheet. New York: MLA, 1951. Revised edition.
Patriots’ Trail Girl Scout Council. Recipes for Success From Leading Women and Premiere Chefs. Boston, 1996.
Scott, Sam and Nancy. Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands. Clearwater FL: Cruising Guide Publications, 1986.
Smith, Roger W., ed. Guilt: Man and Society. Garden City NJ: Anchor Books, 1971.
Spiller, Gene and Bonnie Bruce. Cancer Survivor’s Nutrition and Health Guide. Roseville CA: Prima Publishing, 1997.

United States. House of Representatives. 93rd Congress, Second Session. Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings Pursuant to H. Res. 803, A Resolution Authorizing and Directing the Committee on the Judiciary to Investigate Whether Sufficient Grounds Exist for the house of Representatives to Exercise its Constitutional Power to Impeach Richard M. Nixon President of the United States of America.

Book I. Events Prior to the Watergate Break-In. December 2, 1971-June 17, 1972. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book I. Events Following the Watergate Break-In. June 19, 1972 – March 1, 1974. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book II. Department of Justice – ITT Litigation. Statement of Information Submitted on Behalf of President Nixon. Washington: GPO, 1974. 2 copies.
Book II. Events Following the Watergate Break-In. June 17, 1972 – February 9, 1973. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book III. Political Contributions by Milk Producers Cooperatives: The 1971 Milk Price Support Decision. Washington: GPO, 1974. 2 copies.
Book III – Part I. Events Following the Watergate Break-In. June 20, 1972-March 22, 1973. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book IV – Part I. Events Following the Watergate Break-In. March 22, 1973- April 30, 1973. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book IV – Part II. Events Following the Watergate Break-In. March 22, 1973 – April 30, 1973. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book IV – Part 3. Events Following the Watergate Break-In. March 22, 1973 – April 30, 1973. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book IV. White House Surveillance Activities. Statement of Information Submitted on Behalf of President Nixon. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book V – Part 1. Department of Justice/ITT Litigation – Richard Kleindienst Nomination Hearings. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book V – Part 2.

Box: 103

Book VI – Part 1. Political Contributions by Milk Producers Cooperatives: The 1971 Milk Price Support Decision. Washington: GPO, 1974 (2 copies).
Book VI – Part 2. (2 copies).
Book VII – Part 1. White House Surveillance Activities and Campaign Activities. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book VII – Part 2.
Book VII – Part 3.
Book VIII. Internal Revenue Service. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book IX – Part 1. Watergate Special Prosecutors Judiciary Committee’s Impeachment Inquiry, April 30, 1973 – July 1, 1974. Washington: GPO, 1974.
Book IX – Part 2.

United States. Senate. 93rd Congress, Second Session. Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972. Senate Resolution 60. Hearings Before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities. Washington: GPO, 1973. Books 1-8, 10.

Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives by President Richard Nixon. April 30, 1974.

Boxes: 104-121

New York Times Watergate coverage. Complete issues of the newspaper documenting the Congressional hearings, 1973-75.

Series 17: Oversize Materials

Box: 122

Warwick RI United Press newspaper pieces, teletype printouts, December 1962 – January 1963. Articles written or edited by GVH.

Box: 123

Nonfiction Pieces (see also: Series 7)

“On the Vineyard, Off-Season.” The New York Times Magazine, October 9, 1983, p. 82-82.
“Challenging the Kennedy Magic.” The New York Times Magazine, August 3, 1986, p. 18-23.
“Victory by Design But Not Tailored for Fenway.” The Boston Globe, October 6, 1986, p. 13-14. “Literati on the Red Sox” section.
“Cruel Winter Never Ends for Red Sox Fans.” The Miami Herald, March 7, 1987, p. 12.
“The Candidates: Eyes Front.” Detroit Free Press Magazine, October 30, 1988, p.10, 12, 17, 20.
“Whitey and the Rifleman.” The American Lawyer, July/August 1998, p. 66-73. Published article only. See box 62, folder 10 for complete typescripts and correspondence.

Printed Materials

Daniel Okrent and Harris Lewine. The Ultimate Baseball Book, 1979. Publisher’s dummy. Does not feature GVH’s chapter.
Chart Kit: Narragansettt Bay to Nantucket. Rockland MA: Better Boating Association, 1994.

Diplomas and awards
          Boston College, B.A. diploma, 2 copies
          Boston College, J.D. diploma
          Westfield State College (MA), Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa diploma, May 1986
          Assistant United States Attorney certificate of appointment, April 1970
          St. Botolph Club Foundation, 1998 Foundation Award poster, 3 copies
          Garrick Club, London, menus for dinners May 17, 1978 and March 25, 1982, matted
          Harold Ford, Congressional commendation to the Memphis and Shelby County Library 12th Book and Author Festival, GVH guest, October 1987.

Book advertisements and promotion
          The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 2 collage bookstore sales displays
          The Digger’s Game, NY Times Book Review ad blowup
          The Judgment of Deke Hunter, advertisement poster
          Dreamland, dust jacket, matted
          Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years, NY Times Book Review ad blowup
          “The Man with the Golden Ear” Newsweeksss, matted
          “Our Most Underrated Writer” Newsweek review of Bomber’s Law, December 13, 1993, mounted
Portrait poster, ca. 1990s

Photographs and ephemera
          GVH at the helm of his sailboat, photograph, ca. early 1970s
          Roman Coliseum, photograph, n.d.
          “Pluggers” cartoon, original artwork by Jeff MacNelly, 1993. Inscribed “For that overnight plugger, George Higgins, with best wishes, Jeff MacNelly.”
          Poster: “When you’re up to your ass in alligators it’s hard to remember that your main objective was to drain the swamp,” 3 copies
          Caricature (reproduction) by Paul Szep of Boston Globe columnist George Fraser. Inscribed by Szep, “Good luck and godspeed to George V. Higgins and all the friends of Eddie Coyle           from George Fraser (with the blessing of Bob Mile[haus?], 14 June MDCCCCLXXIII.”

Boat flags
          .38 Special
          Quill pen (2 copies)
          Blue triangle with diagonal white stripe and one red star

Oversized map folder (shelved separately in Rare Books and Special Collections):
          “Come Home America,” George McGovern campaign poster, 1972
          The Friends of Eddie Coyle, collage bookstore display, 1972
          “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” movie poster, 1973 ( 2 copies)
          Photograph of Scribbler at sail, ca. early 1970s
          Washington Star announcement of GVH as writer-in-residence, Feb. 1977
          Collage of dust jackets, ca. 1980s
          Little Brown/Warner Books poster advertising GVH books in print, ca. 1980s
          Time Out. “Watching the New Detectives,” Special Book Issue poster, April 1987 (Outlaws)
          Printing and Publishing Council of New England luncheon poster, 1998
          University of South Carolina exhibition poster, 2006 (2 copies)

Additional items:

2 trumpets in cases.
          Pan American trumpet, mid twentieth century. In brown Boston College-lettered case.
          Conn trumpet, late twentieth century. In black case.


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