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 Updated and edited by Jennifer E. Neal to include materials integrated from accession number 2006.185 and for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description  , August 2018

Descriptive Summary

Title: Peter Straub Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1955-2015
Dates [bulk]: 1970-2004
Abstract: Peter Francis Straub is an award-winning horror writer. He is known for introducing elements of postmodern fiction into the horror genre. He is the author of 19 novels, two co-written with Stephen King. The Peter Straub Papers primarily contain Peter Straub's manuscripts and typescripts as well as his correspondence. Other materials include: planners; catalogs, bulletins, and periodicals; typescripts by other writers; and a small amount of media (including shellac and glass LPs).
Quantity: 70.75 Linear Feet in 74 boxes, 2 manuscript boxes, and 1 half manuscript box
Quantity: 2 audiocassettes
Quantity: 3 sound discs (cd)
Quantity: 2 sound discs
Quantity: 7 sound tape reels
Quantity: 1 videocassette
Quantity: 28 3.5" floppy disks
Quantity: 1 electronic discs (cd-rom)
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English.
Call Phrase: MSS 185

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Biographical Note

Peter Francis Straub (b. March 2, 1943, Milwaukee, Wisconson) is an author noted for his novels and short stories in the horror genre for which he has won the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award. He received a B.A. in English from University of Wisconson-Madison in 1965 and an M.A. in English from Columbia University in 1967.

While working on a Ph.D. (ultimately abandoned) in Dublin, Ireland, Straub completed his first novel, Marriages, published in 1973. Having moved to London, Straub's work began to shift toward the horror genre, after his agent suggested he write a gothic novel. The novels  Julia and  If You Could See Me Now followed in 1975 and 1977. But it was the following novel,  Ghost Story (1979), that jumpstarted his career as one of the foremost authors in the genre. In 1981,  Ghost Story was adapted for a film starring Fred Astaire.

Straub's success in the horror genre led to the beginning of a collaborative relationship with Stephen King. Together, they have written two novels, The Talisman and  Black House.

Peter Straub and his wife, Susan Straub née Bitker, married in 1966. Susan is the creator and director of Read to Me, a program that promotes and supports young mothers reading to their babies. They have two children, Ben and Emma.

Novels
 Marriages (1973)
 Julia (1975)
 If You Could See Me Now (1977)
 Ghost Story (1979)
 Shadowland (1980)
 Floating Dragon (1983)
 The Talisman (with Stephen King) (1984)
 Wild Animals (collects the novels  Julia, If You Could See Me Now, and  Under Venus) (1984)
 Under Venus (1985)
 Koko (1989)
 Mystery (1990)
 The Throat (1993)
 The Hellfire Club (1995)
 Mr. X (1999)
 Black House (with Stephen King) (2001)
 Lost Boy, Lost Girl (2003)
 In The Night Room (2004)
 A Dark Matter (2010)
 The Skylark (2010)

Poetry
 My Life in Pictures (1971)
 Ishmael (1972)
 Open Air (1972)
 Leeson Park and Belsize Square: Poems 1970-1975 (1983)

Novellas
 The General's Wife (1982)
 Mrs. God (1990)
 Pork Pie Hat (2010)

Collections
 Houses Without Doors (1990)
 Magic Terror (2000)
 A Little Blue Book of Rose Stories (2004)
 5 Stories (2007)

Books and Periodicals Edited by Peter Straub
 Peter Straub's Ghosts (1995)
 Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists (2002)
 H.P. Lovecraft: Tales (2005)
 American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps (2009)
 American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s until now (2009)

Awards
2007 Bram Stoker Award: Superior Achievement in a collection, for  5 Stories
2003 Bram Stoker Award: Best Novel, for  Lost Boy, Lost Girl
2003 International Horror Guild Award: Best Novel, for  Lost Boy, Lost Girl
2000 Bram Stoker Award: Fiction Collection, for  The Hellfire Club
1999 Bram Stoker Award: Best Novel, for  Mr. X
1998 International Horror Guild Award: Best Long Form, for "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff"
1998 Bram Stoker Award: Long Fiction, for "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff"
1994 British Fantasy Award: Best Novel, for  Floating Dragon
1993 World Fantasy Award: Best Novella, for "The Ghost Village"
1993 Bram Stoker Award: Best Novel, for  The Throat
1989 World Fantasy Award: Best Novel, for  Koko

Sources:
"About the Author." From http://www.peterstraub.net/bio/bio_home.html.
"Awards and Honors." From http://www.peterstraub.net/awards/awards_home.html.
"A Must Read: Peter '65 and Susan '66 Straub." From http://www.uwalumni.com/daa2009straub.aspx.

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Scope and Contents

The Peter Straub Papers document Peter Straub's long career as a horror novelist and highlight his relationship with friend and colleague, Stephen King. This collection primarily contains manuscripts and typescripts of Straub's published works, fragments of unpublished works, essays, lectures, and introductions for other authors' works; hand written, typed, and e-mail correspondence including letters from Stephen and Tabitha King; periodicals that include articles about Straub and essays and short stories that he published; and contractual documentation for donations to New York University's Fales Library and Special Collections and for Straub's 2006 appearance on his favorite daytime television series, "One Life to Live." Personal materials include Struab's diaries, notebooks, school records, and day planners. The collection also includes clippings about Straub and reviews of his work; programs for conventions and conferences that he attended, where he was often a speaker or feature author; adaptations of Straub's work for television, audio, and film; and numerous annotated manuscripts by authors who asked Straub to review their work, including Stephen King and Neil Gaimen. Works by Stephen King of Note are "The Dark Tower Series," "Misery," and "Tommyknockers." Materials also include computer programs on 3.5 inch floppy disks that Straub used including Norton Rescue Disc, AST Research, Inc., The Norton Desktop for Windows, Dos 6-22, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Microsoft Intellipoint Professional, and a Kodak Picture CD. There are various audio recordings of speeches given by political figures such as Winston Churchill and programs featuring interviews with Straub, that were recorded on reel to reel magnetic tape, audiocassettes, compact discs, and photographic records. There is one videocassette featuring the show, "Prisoners of Gravity," a Canadian news program from the early 1990's that explored themes in speculative fiction.

Arrangement

Series are primarily arranged chronologically, except where to do so would destroy the original order of the material; where the original folders contained material from a range of years, those folders are ordered by their earliest date, so "1997-2000," for example, comes before "1998-1999." In the case of Straub's manuscripts and typescripts, material was grouped by work and arranged chronologically within each group. Typescripts by other writers are organized alphabetically by the authors' last names to facilitate retrieval (there was no discernible original order). When folders are undated, they are grouped alphabetically and filed at the end of their respective series. When a box contains more than one series, the folder range for each series is given. Series XV has not been arranged by an archivist; the materials appear in the order they were recieved and are closed to researchers until the materials are reviewed and formerly processed by an archivist.

This collection is described primarily at the box level, and is divided into 15 series:

Series

  1. Series I: Work by Peter Straub
  2. Series II: Editorial Work
  3. Series III: Correspondence
  4. Series IV: Administrative Files
  5. Series V: Personal Files
  6. Series VI: Publicity
  7. Series VII: Works by Others
  8. Series VIII: Periodicals and Clippings
  9. Series IX: Programs
  10. Series X: Publishers Catalogs
  11. Series XI: Audio
  12. Series XII: Video
  13. Series XIII: Data Media
  14. Series XIV: Objects
  15. Series XV: 2016 Accretions (restricted)

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Morrow, Bradford, 1951-
  • Lethem, Jonathan
  • King, Stephen, 1947-
  • Lauterbach, Ann, 1942-
  • Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
  • Gaiman, Neil
  • Plante, David
  • Williams, Jonathan
  • Brite, Poppy Z.
  • Pelecanos, George P., b. 1957
  • Harington, Donald
  • McGrath, Patrick, 1950-

Document Type

  • Magnetic tapes.
  • Compact discs.
  • Videocassettes.
  • VHS
  • Phonograph records.
  • Promotional materials
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Typescripts.
  • Page proofs.
  • Correspondence.
  • Catalogs.

Subject Topics

  • Authors, American -- 20th century.
  • Horror tales.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions with the exception of Series XV. Access to Series XV is restricted until the materials are reviewed and processed by an archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Peter Straub, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Peter Straub Papers; MSS 185; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Separated Materials

The following materials have been removed to the Fales American Collection:

Easton, M. & Shy, C. Soul stealer: book 1, hell among the rogues. Juno, A. & Vale, V. (Eds.). (1993).  Bob Flanagan: super-masochist. San Francisco, CA: Re/Search Publications.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact fales.library@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Advance notice is required for the use of computer records. Original physical digital media is restricted. Born-digital materials have not been transferred and may not be available to researchers. Researchers may request access copies. To request that material be transferred, or if you are unsure if material has been transferred, please contact fales.library@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Peter Straub in 2006; addtional materials were donated in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2016. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 2006.185, 2016.030, and 2016.031.

Processing Information

Decisions concerning arrangement and description, as well as physical interventions taken on the collection prior to 2016 have not yet been recorded. At the time of accessioning materials from the 2016 accretions items were rehoused in acid free folders and boxes. Items were consolidated to save space. Letters and documents still in envelopes were removed from their envelopes, unfolded and laid flat in a folder with the corresponding evelope placed on top of the letter. Any instances where multiple parts were housed in one folder (and separated by paper clips or binder clips) were rehoused in separate folders to maintain order and the folders were labeled with the same title. An oversized set of posters were separated from the original order and rehoused in an oversized folder.

Materials in boxes 75-77 were removed from accession 2006.185 when the collection was initially processed and treated for possible mold damage in 2012. In 2018 the materials were placed in new, acid-free folders and boxes and integrated into Series VI, Subseries A.

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Container List

Series I: Work by Peter Straub, 1968-2007

Arrangement

Items in Subseries A are grouped by work, which are arranged chronologically by publication date. Items in Subseries D are arranged chronologically by pseudonym, with undated material arranged alphabetically by title under each pseudonym. All other subseries are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series I contains manuscripts, typescripts, and proofs of works by Peter Straub.

Subseries A: MSS and TSS of Published Books, 1970-2004

Arrangement

Manuscripts and Typescripts are grouped by work, which are arranged chronologically by publication date.

Scope and Content

Subseries A contains manuscripts and typescripts of Peter Straub's published novels. Correspondence accompanying particular manuscripts and typescripts were not removed but were kept in their original locations.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Julia; If You Could See Me Now
07/1970-02/1976
Box: 2 If You Could See Me Now; Ghost Story
06/1976-02/1978; undated
Box: 3 Ghost Story; Shadowland
07/1978-07/1980
Box: 4 Shadowland; Floating Dragon
07/1979-07/1980
Box: 5 Floating Dragon
02/1982; undated
Box: 6 Floating Dragon; Talisman; Wild Animals
undated
Box: 7 Wild Animals; Under Venus
1969; 1972; 1981; undated
Box: 8 Under Venus
07/1982; 10/1981; 2000; undated
Box: 9 Koko
06/1986-07/1987; undated
Box: 10 Koko
02/1988-04/1988; undated
Box: 11 Koko
undated
Box: 12 Koko; Houses without Doors
03/1988-07/1989; undated
Box: 13 Houses without Doors
1987-1990; undated
Box: 14 Houses without Doors; Mystery
09/1988-10/1988; undated
Box: 15 Mystery
undated
Box: 16 Mystery; The Throat
09/1989-05/1992; undated
Box: 17 The Throat
03/1992; 06/1992
Box: 18 The Throat
07/1992; undated
Box: 19 The Throat
undated
Box: 20 The Throat; Hellfire Club
09/1993; 04/1994; 09/1994
Box: 21 Hellfire Club
09/1994; 03/1995
Box: 22 Hellfire Club
04/1995; undated
Box: 23 Hellfire Club
undated
Box: 24 Mr. X
04/1996-03/1998
Box: 25 Mr. X
03/1998-06/1998
Box: 26 Mr. X
06/1998-09/1998
Box: 27 Mr. X
01/1999-12/1999
Box: 28 Mr. X
undated
Box: 29 Mr. X
undated
Box: 30 Magic Terror
01/1993-10/1998; undated
Box: 31 Magic Terror; Black House; Lost Boy, Lost Girl
1999-2003
Box: 32 Lost Boy, Lost Girl
03/2003-05-2003
Box: 33 In the Night Room
09/2003-07/2004

Subseries B: Poetry, Short Fiction, Fragments of Unpublished Work, 1968-2005

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains short creative works by Peter Straub, as well as short fragments of unpublished work.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 34 Poetry and Short Fiction
1968-01/2001
Box: 35 Poetry and Short Fiction

General

Box includes some correspondence between Peter Straub and Michael Chabon.

01/2001-05/2005; undated

Subseries C: Essays, Introductions, Lectures, 1998-2007

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Subseries C contains manuscripts and typescripts of essays, reviews, introductions and forewords, talks and lectures, and liner notes written by Peter Straub.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 35 Essays, Introductions, Lectures
1998-1998
Box: 36 Essays, Introductions, Lectures

General

Folders 1-45. (Folder 17 contains a typescript of the story "Lapland, or Film Noir.")

03/1999-02/2007; undated

Subseries D: Pseudonymous Work, 11/1996-08/1998

Arrangement

Subseries D is arranged chronologically by pseudonym, with undated material arranged alphabetically by title under each pseudonym.

Scope and Content

Subseries D contians work written by Straub under pseudonyms.

Putney Tyson Ridge is the name of the (fictional) chairman Department of Popular Culture at Popham College (also fictional) in Popham, Ohio, through which Peter Straub wrote criticisms of his own books.

Fionnuala Curry is a psuedonym Peter Straub briefly adopted in London in the early 1970s for the purpose of selling romantic stories to women's magazines.

Kimberly Buggins is a fictional character Peter Straub invented for the amusement of David J. Schow. Schow and Straub are friends of the film director Frank Darabont, to whom Buggins's letters are addressed.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 36 Putney Tyson Ridge

General

Folders 46-67.

11/1996-08/1998
Box: 36 Fionnuala Curry

General

Folders 68-71.

02/08/1974; undated
Box: 36 Kimberly Buggins

General

Folder 72.

06/20/1998; undated

Subseries E: Galleys and Proofs, 1975-2004

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Subseries E contains galleys and proofs of various works by Peter Straub with comments, corrections, and annotations by Straub, editors, copy editors, and others.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 37 Galleys and Proofs
1975-1984
Box: 38 Galleys and Proofs
08/1995-2004
Box: 39 Galleys and Proofs
03/2004; undated

Subseries F: Miscellaneous Notebooks, 1967-1978, 1995, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries F contains manuscript notebooks not associated with any single project.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 40 Miscellaneous Notebooks

General

Folders 1-16.

1967-1978, 1995, undated

Subseries G: Periodicals, 1964-2009

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Subseries G contains clippings and periodicals that printed Peter Straub's fiction and nonfiction.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 40 Periodicals with Peter Straub work

General

Folders 17-29.

1964-1994
Box: 41 Periodicals with Peter Straub work
11/1994-2009

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Series II: Editorial Work, 1993-2005

Arrangement

Series II is arranged chronologically by project: 1) HWA Presents Peter Straub's Ghosts, 2)  Conjunctions 39, 3)  H.P. Lovecraft: Tales, and 4) Seafront Press.

Scope and Content

Series II contains material (including typescripts and correspondence) related to Peter Straub's role as editor for various publications.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 42 Editorial Work
09/1993-10/1993; 06/2002-09/2002; 04/2003-04/2005; undated

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Series III: Correspondence, 1965-2008

Arrangement

Series III is arranged chronologically, except where to do so would destroy the original arrangement of the correspondence (which is sometimes grouped by addressee or subject); where this is so, the folders of such a group are arranged chronologically and are filed with the rest of the correspondence chronologically according the the earliest date of the group. All undated material is filed at the end of the series.

Scope and Content

Series III contains postal and email correspondence to and from Peter Straub, with some correspondence addressed to Susan Straub (née Bitker).

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 43 Correspondence
1965-1971
Box: 44 Correspondence

General

Box includes correspondence from Stephen King, Ann Lauterbach, Jonathan Williams, Patrick McGrath.

1971-1992
Box: 45 Correspondence

General

Box includes correspondence from Jonathan Williams.

1994-1996
Box: 46 Correspondence

General

Box includes correspondence from Ann Lauterbach, Stephen King, Donald Harington, Neil Gaiman

1996-1997
Box: 47 Correspondence

General

Box includes correspondence from Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates.

1998
Box: 48 Correspondence

General

Box includes correspondence from George Pelecanos, Stephen King.

1998-2002
Box: 49 Correspondence

General

Box includes correspondence from Poppy Z. Brite, Chester Brown, Michael Dirda, John Crowley, Jonathan Letham, David Sim, Ann Lauterbach, A.M. Holmes.

2002-2008; undated

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Series IV: Administrative Files, 1972-2008

Scope and Content

Series IV contains financial records, charitable contributions, contracts and agreements, royalty statements, board minutes (Fence magazine), material (including correspondence) relating to a Columbia University writing class taught by Straub, and material regarding Straub's appearance on  One Life to Live.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 50 Administrative Files

Scope and Content

No Subnote Content

1972-2008

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Series V: Personal Files, 1984-2008

Arrangement

Series V is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series V contains Peter Straub's planners, diaries, graduate school material, personal photographs, awards and certificates, and other material not related specifically to his professional roles.

Subseries A: Planners and Diaries, 01/1984-2006

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Subseries A contains Peter Straub's planners and diaries.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 51 Planners

General

Folders 1-16.

01/1984 - 2006

Subseries B: Graduate School, x

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically. Undated material is arranged alphabetically at the end of the file.

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains notes, thesis drafts, and other material related to Peter Straub's M.A. at Columbia University.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 51 Graduate School

General

Folders 17-19.

1965-1966
Box: 52 Graduate School

General

Folders 1-4.

1966; undated

Subseries C: Miscellaneous Personal, 1965-2008; undated

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically. Undated material is arranged alphabetically at the end of the file.

Scope and Content

Subseries VI contains various personal documents of Peter Straub's.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 52 Miscellaneous Personal

General

Folders 5-43.

1800s; 1965; 08/1982; 2008; undated

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Series VI: Reviews and Publicity, 1975-2005; undated

Arrangement

Series VI is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series VI contains computer print-out, photocopies, and periodicals of published reviews of Straub work and interviews with Straub; author photographs; promotional photographs; book cover samples; and other promotional material.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 52 Reviews and Publicity

General

Folders 44-55.

1975-1988
Box: 53 Reviews and Publicity
1989-2001
Box: 54 Reviews and Publicity
1999-2008
Box: 55 Reviews and Publicity
1999-2007; undated

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Series VII: Works by Others, 1984-2006

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by author's last name. When the author is unknown, items appear at the end of the subseries and are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Subseries B is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series VII contains unpublished work by other writers, mostly typescripts, as well as adaptations and treatments of Peter Straub works for television, film, and audio. The series is divided into two subseries: one comprising work composed by other writers; the other, adaptations and treatments of Peter Straub works.

Subseries A: Works by Others, 1984-2006

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged alphabetically by author's last name. When the author is unknown, items appear at the end of the subseries and are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content

Subseries A contains manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, and photocopies of works by other authors, including Stephen King. One broadside, a poem by Charles Bernstein, is included in this subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 55 Work by Others (Bernstein-Clute)

General

Box includes typescript by Poppy Z. Brite, Are You Loathsome Tonight.

1997; 2006; undated
Box: 56 Work by Others (Bruhm-Joyce)

General

Box includes typescript by John Crowley, Egypt.

1984-2006; undated
Box: 57 Work by Others (Kiernan-King)

General

Box includes typescripts by Stephen King, "The Boys of Summer," The Dark Tower Vol. 7, and  Needful Things

undated
Box: 58 Work by Others (King-Winter)

General

Folders 1-13.

General

Box includes typescripts by Stephen King, Pet Cemetery and "Rainy Season;" Bradford Morrow,  Giovanni's Box; David Plante,  The Age of Terror and  The Ghost in the Forest; David Schow,  Bullets of Rain.

1988; 2003; 2006; undated
Box: 75 Folder : 1 Dedication by Stephen King
undated
Box: 75 Folder : 2-3 Misery by Stephen King
undated
Box: 75 Folder : 4 The Mustache by Emmanuel Carrer
1986
Box: 75 Folder : 5-6 (Mixed Materials [31142062764645]) The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
undated
Box: 76 Folder : 1-2 (Mixed Materials [31142062764652])
Box: 76 Folder : 3 Photocopied short stories
undated
Box: 76 Folder : 4 Never Visit Venice by Robert Aickman
undated
Box: 76 Folder : 5 Photocopied short stories
undated
Box: 76 Folder : 6 (Mixed Materials [31142062764652]) Tales by Moonlight II For Books
unknown
Box: 77 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142062764660])

Subseries B: Adaptations of Peter Straub Work, 1988-2003

Arrangement

Items in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains adaptations of Straub's work for television, audio, and film.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 58 Adaptations of Peter Straub Work

General

Folders 14-22.

1988-1989; 1991
Box: 59 Adaptations of Peter Straub Work
undated

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Series VIII: Periodicals and Clippings, 1983-2006; undated

Arrangement

Series VIII is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series VIII contains periodicals and other ephemeral publications collected in the Peter Straub Papers that do not directly mention Peter Straub or his works. Some correspondence is included.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 60 Periodicals and Clippings

General

Folders 1-12.

1983-2006; undated

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Series IX: Programs, 1984-2008; undated

Arrangement

Series IX is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series IX contains programs from writer's conferences.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 60 Programs

General

Folders 13-24.

1984-2008; undated

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Series X: Publisher Catalogs, 11/1989; 07/1999-01/2000; 2003; 06/2008

Arrangement

Series X is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series X contains catalogs from publishing houses.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 60 Publisher Catalogs

General

Folders 25-27.

11/1989; 07/1999-01/2000; 2003; 06/2008

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Series XI: Audio, 1994; 2000; 2004; undated

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically. Most items are given an ID number. When that number is followed by an "A," it indicates that the item was separated from paper material in which it was originally housed (e.g., record sleeve) or that was originally housed along with the item (e.g., scrap of paper in CD jewel case). Those paper materials have been moved to a separate subseries and given a matching number followed by a "B." In the case of items 185.0007A-185.0009A and items 185.0010A-185.0012A, each set of discs was originally stored in a large envelope, which now bears the series of ID numbers for those discs.

Scope and Contents

Series XI contains reel-to-reel magnetic tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, shellac LPs, and glass LPs that feature audio recordings of speeches given by political figures such as Winston Churchill and programs featuring interviews with Straub.

Subseries A: Access Copies

Conditions Governing Access

Audio materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Subseries B: Originals, 1994; 2000; 2004; undated

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains original audio elements.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.0002 Merry Christmas to the Straubs Love [Perceval]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audiocassettes.

undated
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.0003 Cabinet #1 (NYC) Winter 2000

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Compact discs.

2000
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.0004 Live at the Ear

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Compact discs.

1994
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.0005 LD & the New Criticism "Tragic Realism"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Compact discs.

2005
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.0006 WNYC Peter Straub

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audiocassettes.

undated
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0008 A Glass Discs of Winston Churchill Speeches

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Phonograph records. [Glass discs]

09/06/1943, 01/27/1946
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0007 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0010 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0009 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0012 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0011 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0019 A Shellac Discs of Winston Churchill Speeches

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Phonograph records. [Shellac discs]

05/13/1945
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0018 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0020 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0015 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0014 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0017 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0016 A
Box: 67 Media : ID: 185.0013 A
Box: 68 Media : ID: 185.0021 Mac Arthur's Speech [1]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Magnetic tapes. [paper based, reel to reel]

undated
Box: 68 Media : ID: 185.0022 Mac Arthur's Speech [2]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Magnetic tapes. [paper based, reel to reel]

undated
Box: 68 Media : ID: 185.0023 Mac Arthur's Speech [3]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Magnetic tapes. [paper based, reel to reel]

undated
Box: 68 Media : ID: 185.0024 This is a Churchill Speech Delivered at Quebec

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Magnetic tapes. [paper based, reel to reel]

undated
Box: 68 Media : ID: 185.0025 Churchill's Edinburgh Speech

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Magnetic tapes. [paper based, reel to reel]

undated
Box: 68 Media : ID: 185.0026 Churchill's Speech

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Magnetic tapes. [paper based, reel to reel]

undated
Box: 68 Media : ID: 185.0027 Churchill's Mass. Inst of Technology Speech. Part Two

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Magnetic tapes. [paper based, reel to reel]

undated

Subseries C: Separated Paper Material, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries C contains paper materials that were seperated from the audio materials.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 66 Separated Paper Material
1943-1946

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Series XII: Video, undated

Scope and Content

Series XII contains one video cassette featuring the show "Prisoners of Gravity," a Canadian news program from the early 1990s that explored themes in speculative fiction.

Subseries A: Access Copies, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Video materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Subseries B: Originals, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains original video elements.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.0001 Prisoners of Gravity; for Peter; The Sandman

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Videocassettes.

undated

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Series XIII: Data Media, 1981-1994

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series XIII contains 3.5" floppy disks of compter programs.

Subseries A: Access Copies, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Born-digital materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Subseries B: Originals, 1981-1994

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains original data media elements.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0001 Norton Rescue Disc
undated
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0003 AST Research, Inc.
1990-1992
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0002
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0005
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0004
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0007
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0006
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0008
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0009
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0010 The Norton Desktop for Windows
1993
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0011
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0012
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0013
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0014
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0015
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0016
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0019 Dos 6-22
1981-1994
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0018
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0017
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0026 Windows for Workgroups 3.11
1981-1994
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0027
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0020
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0021
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0022
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0023
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0024
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0025
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0028 Microsoft Intellipoint Professional
10/13/1994
Box: 61 Media : ID: 185.3.0029 A Kodak Picture CD

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Compact discs.

1981-1994

Subseries C: Separated Paper Material, 05/21/2006

Scope and Contents

Includes paper materials that were sepereated from the computer files.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 61 185.3.0029 B
05/21/2006

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Series XIV: Objects

Scope and Content

Series XIV contains objects from the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 62 Object : ID: 185.2.0001 Leather-bound collage journal
undated
Box: 62 Object : ID: 185.2.0002 Various conference name tags
2005; 2006; undated
Box: 62 Object : ID: 185.2.0003 Drum brushes
undated
Box: 62 Object : ID: 185.2.0004 Ruppert's Bar/Resaurant matchbox
undated

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Oversize Series I: Works by Peter Straub, 1978-2005

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes oversize materials that were physically seperated from Series I.

Subseries B: Poetry, Short Fiction, Fragments of Unpublished Work, undated

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 Poetry, Short Fiction, Fragments of Unpublished Work
undated

Subseries C: Essays, Articles, Lectures, 2003

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 66 Essays, Articles, Lectures
10/2003

Subseries E: Galleys and Proofs, 1978-2001

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 63 Galleys and Proofs

General

Ghost Story Proofs.

11/1978
Box: 65 Galleys and Proofs
03/1983
Box: 66 Galleys and Proofs
03/1983; 08/2001

Subseries G: Periodicals, 2005

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 Periodicals with PS work
01/1983-12/1984; 01/1990
Box: 66 Periodicals with PS work
06/05/2005

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Oversize Series III: Correspondence, 1998-2004; undated

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes oversize materials that were physically seperated from Series III.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 Correspondence
04/1998; 11/1998; 04/2000; 10/2001; 10/2004
Box: 66 Correspondence
11/1999; undated

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Oversize Series IV: Administrative Files, 1976-1988

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes oversize materials that were physically seperated from Series IV.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 Administrative File
05/1976; 08/1978-10/1979; 01/1981; 1987-1988
Box: 66 Administrative File
03/1983

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Oversize Series V: Personal Files, 1966-2004

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes oversize materials that were physically seperated from Series V.

Subseries C: Miscellaneous Personal, 1966-2004

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 Miscellaneous Personal
1966; 2004
Box: 66 Miscellaneous Personal
2003

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Oversize Series VI: Reviews and Publicity, 1985-1999; undated

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes oversize materials that were physically seperated from Series VI.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 64 Reviews and Publicity
undated
Box
65
 

Reviews and Publicity, 02/03/1985; 1988; 12/1989; 10/1990; 01/1996; 08/1999; undated

Box: 66 Reviews and Publicity
2007
Folder: 2 Left Reviews and Publicity
1991

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Oversize Series VII: Work by Others, 2006; undated

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes oversize materials that were physically seperated from Series VII.

Subseries A: Work by Others, 2006; undated

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 66 Work by Others
2006; undated

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Oversize Series VIII: Periodicals and Clippings, 1969-2007

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes oversize materials that were physically seperated from Series VIII.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 Periodicals and Clippings
1993; 1995
Box: 66 Periodicals and Clippings
09/05/1969; 1988; 1990; 1991; 1992; 1999; 07/30/2000; 07/2000; 07/2007

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