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Guide to the Larry Spruch Papers MC 209

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Collection processed by Alex Starace and revised by Norma Chaires. Inventory prepared by Catriona Schlosser and Celeste Brewer. Additional description by Celeste Brewer.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 05, 2015 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VIII: Sports Puzzles, Bulk, 1972-1996 1965-1996

Scope and Content

Series VIII contains materials related to another of Larry Spruch’s hobbies, writing puzzles. A copy of 21 Astounding Science Quizzes!, written with his wife, Grace Marmor Spruch, is included in this series. However, the rest of the materials relate to the development of a manuscript of sports-themed puzzles which Spruch continued to expand and refine between 1965 and 1996. The manuscript remains unpublished.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Correspondence on publication of sports problems
1965-1966
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Hockey problems
1972
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Mountain climbing problems
1972
Box: 38 Folder : 4 "'Hot Dog' Andy": skiing problem
1972
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Volleyball problems
1972
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Swimming problems
1972, 1974
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Outlines for completed sports problems
1972-1975
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Baseball problems
1972-1975
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Football problems
1972, 1974-1975
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Basketball problems
1972, 1975
Box: 38 Folder : 11 "Bobby Toogud and Boris Gudenuf": Chess problem
1974
Box: 38 Folder : 12 Sports problems manuscript introduction, preface, and "odds and ends"
1974-1975
Box: 38 Folder : 13 Track and Field problems
1974-1975
Box: 38 Folder : 14 "Is There a 'Best' Team?": Basketball problem
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 15 Bowling problems
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 16 Golf problems
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 17 Golf problems (carbon copies)
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 18 Possible problems on horse racing
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 19 Essay problem on the Invention of an Ideal Sport
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 20 Olympic Games problems
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 21 Notes for "The Next Record to Fall": record-breaking prediction problem
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 22 Sports problems
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 23 Notes on sports problems
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 24 Tennis problems
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 25 Notes on problems to be written
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 26 Outlines of sports problems
1975
Box: 38 Folder : 27 Notes on sports problems manuscript
1975-1976
Box: 38 Folder : 28 Possible Sports Problems
1975-1977
Box: 38 Folder : 29 Sports problems
1975-1990
Box: 38 Folder : 30 Problems submitted to Harper & Row
1976
Box: 38 Folder : 31 Notes and correspondence on publication of sports problems
1976
Box: 38 Folder : 32 Correspondence on publication of sports problems
1976
Box: 38 Folder : 33 Sports problems sent to Hugh Rawson at Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
1976
Box: 38 Folder : 34 Problems submitted to Reader's Digest
1976-1977
Box: 38 Folder : 35 Notes and correspondence on publication of sports problems
1976, 1978
Box: 38 Folder : 36 Notes on possible publishers for sports problems
1976, 1978
Box: 38 Folder : 37 Notes on "Strange But Interesting Problems"
1977
Box: 38 Folder : 38 Sports problems
1979, 1984
Box: 38 Folder : 39 Baseball problems
1980, 1983
Box: 38 Folder : 40 Baseball problems with tables, with outlines
1980-1992
Box: 38 Folder : 41 21 Astounding Science Quizzes!, Grace Marmor Spruch and Larry Spruch
1982, 2001
Box: 38 Folder : 42 Sports problem introductions
1983-1984
Box: 38 Folder : 43 Baseball problems
1983, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 44 Baseball problems with outlines
1983, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 45 Baseball problems with outlines on earned run averages
1983, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 46 Baseball problems with outlines on geography and history
1983, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 47 Series of baseball problems about Jack, with outlines
1983, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 48 Baseball problems with outlines on line-ups
1983, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 49 Baseball problems in the series "Somewhat Surprising Questions," with outlines
1983, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 50 Baseball problems in the series "The Most, the Least...," with outlines
1983, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 51 Baseball problems
1983-1984, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 52 Baseball problems in the series "Reconstructions," with outlines
1983-1984, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 53 Baseball problems
1983-1992
Box: 38 Folder : 54 Baseball problems with outlines
1983-1992
Box: 38 Folder : 55 Baseball problems with outlines in the series "Put-outs"
1983-1992
Box: 38 Folder : 56 Baseball problems on stolen bases, with outlines
1983, 1988, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 57 Baseball problems in the series "What Transpired?," with outlines
1983, 1988, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 58 Sports problems in the series "Potpourri," with outlines
1983, 1988, 1992
Box: 38 Folder : 59 Baseball problems with outlines
1983-1994
Box: 38 Folder : 60 Baseball problems
1985-1986
Box: 38 Folder : 61 Baseball news clippings
1987-1989
Box: 38 Folder : 62 Baseball problems
1989-1992
Box: 38 Folder : 63 Baseball problems
1991
Box: 38 Folder : 64 Baseball problems
1992
Box: 38 Folder : 65 List of potential problems
1992
Box: 38 Folder : 66 Baseball problems
1992-1994
Box: 38 Folder : 67 Babe Herman problem
1994
Box: 38 Folder : 68 Baseball problems
1994
Box: 38 Folder : 69 "Two in One": Sammy Sosa baseball problem
1996
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Baseball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Mathematical baseball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Basketball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Notes on "Betting on the Horses" problem
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Bowling problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 6 "Bobby Toogud and Boris Gudenuf": Chess problem
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Cross country problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 8 Football problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 9 Mathematical football problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 10 Golf problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 11 Hockey problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 12 Sports problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 13 Mountain climbing problems
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 14 "'Hot Dog' Andy": mathematical skiing problem
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 15 Swimming problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 16 Tennis problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 17 Track and Field problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 19 "Sir Lancelot and Sir Lancelittle": weight lifting problem
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 20 Wrestling problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 21 Clippings
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 22 Sports problems complete manuscript
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 23 Sports problems manuscript preface
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 24 Sports problems manuscript table of contents
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 25 Selected sports problems from manuscript with Spruch's comments
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 26 Sports problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 27 Complete Sport Problems manuscript submitted to Scribner
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 28 Baseball problems on stolen bases
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 29 Baseball problems with tables
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 30 Baseball problems in the series "What Transpired?"
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 31 Baseball problems in the series "Put-Outs"
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 32 Baseball problems in the series "Reconstructions"
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 33 Baseball problems in the series "Somewhat Surprising Questions"
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 34 Sports problems sent to Joe Keller
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 35 Sports problems in the series "Potpourri"
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 36 Series of baseball problems about Jack
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 37 Baseball problems on line-ups
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 38 Baseball problems in the series "The Most, the Least..."
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 39 Introductory material for specific problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 40 List of titles of baseball problems; list of "Choice" problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 41 Baseball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 42 Mathematical baseball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 43 "$12 for a $20 Brooch": problem from "Betting on the Horses"
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 44 Cross country problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 45 Mathematical football problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 46 "The Next Record to Fall": record-breaking prediction problem
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 47 "Sir Lancelot and Sir Lancelittle": weight lifting problem
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 48 Wrestling problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 49 Basketball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 50 Tennis problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 51 Football problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 52 Bowling problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 53 Golf problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 54 Baseball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 55 Bowling problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 56 Baseball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 57 Sports problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 58 Wrestling problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 59 Track and field problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 60 Cross country problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 61 Weight lifting problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 62 "$12 for a $20 Brooch": horse racing problem (draft)
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 63 "The Next Record to Fall": record-breaking prediction problem (draft)
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 64 Baseball problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 65 Wrestling problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 66 Track and Field problems
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 67 Cross country problems
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Bowling problems
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Golf problems
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Football problems
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Baseball problems on batting averages
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Baseball problems on earned run averages
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Baseball problems on geography and history
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Baseball problems
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Sports problems complete manuscript (another copy)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Baseball problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 10 Basketball problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Bowling problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 12 Cross country problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 13 Football problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 14 "$12 for a $20 Brooch": horse racing problem (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 15 "The Next Record to Fall": record-breaking prediction problem (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 16 Tennis problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 17 Track and field problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 18 Weight lifting problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 19 Wrestling problems (carbon copies)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Cross country problems
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 14 Olympic Games problems
1975
Box: 40 Folder : 20 Volleyball problems
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 16 Baseball problems with outlines
1983, 1992
Box: 41 Folder : 17 Baseball problems on batting averages
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 18 Baseball problems with outlines
1983, 1992
Box: 41 Folder : 22 Baseball problems
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 36 Baseball problems with outlines in the series "Put-outs"
1983-1992

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