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Elliot Arnold papers, 1920s-1980, (bulk, 1934-1980).

MS 387


Collection Summary

Creator: Elliott Arnold, Jean Arnold Sessler
Collection Name:Elliot Arnold papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1920s-1980, (bulk, 1934-1980)
Physical Description:25 linear feet
Abstract:Collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, manuscripts, short stories, and articles written by Elliott Arnold. The collection also contains research files, newspaper clippings and photographs.
Collection Number:MS 387
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Elliott Arnold was born September 13, 1912, in New York City to parents Jack and Gertrude Frank Arnold. He attended college at CCNY and NYU. He began his writing career while in college, as a reporter at the Brooklyn Times. He wrote his first novel Two Loves at 18 years old. In 1932 he started writing for the NY World Telegram. During his time there he wrote Personal Combat, Only the Young, Finlandia, and The Commandos. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the army and was assigned to the Army Air Corps. He helped in the collaboration of two official air histories, Mediterranean Sweep and Big Business. After four years in the military he was awarded the Bronze Star Metal by General MacArthur and was discharged with the rank of captain.

Elliott Arnold then went on to be a prolific writer of novels, short stories, and articles. His novels include; Blood Brothers, Time of the Gringo, Flight from Ashiya, A Night of Watching, The Proving Ground, and the Camp Grant Massacre. Many of his short stories and articles have appeared in Playboy, Reader's Digest, and Colliers. A number of his works went on to become screen plays. In 1950 Broken Arrow, based on his novel Blood Brothers was released by Twentieth Century-Fox, and in 1964, A Flight from Ashiya was released by United Artists.

During his lifetime Arnold had been acknowledged for numerous awards including: the Commonwealth Club of California Silver Medals in 1948, for Blood Brother, in 1960, for Flight from Ashiya, and in 1968, for A Night of Watching, and the Screen Writers Guild prize for Broken Arrow, in 1951. Elliott Arnold died May 13, 1980, in New York City.


Scope and Content Note

The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, manuscripts, short stories, and articles written by Elliott Arnold. The collection also contains research files, newspaper clippings and photographs. The majority of the collection consists of original manuscripts, short stories and articles written by Elliott Arnold.

The bulk of the correspondence contains letters received in the 1960s and 1970s from agents, business associates and friends which document Elliott Arnold's publishing activities at the time. The Photographs include mostly black and white photos of Elliott Arnold during his military career, publicity shots throughout his lifetime, and autographed photographs of individuals, including Jimmy Stewart. Most of the collection is arranged alphabetically within each series.


Organization

This collection is organized into eight series.
Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1935-1978
Series 2: Correspondence, 1934-1981
Series 3: Manuscripts, ca.1934-1976
Series 4: Articles, 1931-1979
Series 5: Research Files, ca.1817-1979
Series 6: Clippings and Promotional Material, ca.1939-1980s
Series 7: Photogaraphs Awards, and Drawings, 1930s-1979
Series 8: Manuscripts by Other Authors, 1970s-ca.1978

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Arnold, Elliott, 1912- --Archives.
Carney, Otis -- Manuscripts.
Mitchell, Burroughs -- Manuscripts.
Winston, Irene -- Manuscripts.

Corporate Name(s)
United States. Army -- History.

Geographic Name(s)
West (U.S.) -- In literature.

Subject(s)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- History.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Militarism in literature.
Short stories, American -- 20th century.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Elliott Arnold papers (MS 387). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1935-1978
boxfolder
11 Scrapbook, 1935
12 Squadron Book, 1942
13 Biographical Data on Elliott Arnold, 1964
14 Appointment Book, 1963
15 Appointment Book, 1967
16 Appointment Book, 1971
17 Appointment Book, 1971
18 Appointment Book, 1972
19 Appointment Calendar, 1972
110 Appointment Book, 1973
111 Appointment Book, 1973
112 Appointment Book, 1974
113 Appointment Book, 1974
114 Appointment Book, 1975
115 Appointment Book, 1975
116 Appointment Book, 1976
117 Appointment Book, 1976
118 Appointment Book, 1977
119 Appointment Book, 1977
120 Appointment Book, 1978
121 Appointment Book, 1978
122 Appointment Book,
Series 2: Correspondence, 1934-1981
boxfolder
123 A-B, 1934-1980
124 C-D, 1950-1980
125 Elephant Bill, 1962-1963
126 E-L, 1946-1977
127 M-S, 1945-1979
128 T-Z, 1942-1979
129 Unknown , 1950-1981
Series 3: Manuscripts, ca. 1934-1976
boxfolder
21 Alverez, Kelly, 1965
22 Alverez, Kelly, 1965
23 The Arsenal,
24 Bandoola , 1963
25 Blood Brothers,
26 Blood Brothers,
27 The Bloodied Years,
28 The Bloodied Years,
29 The Bloodied Years,
210 The Bloodied Years,
211 The Bloodied Years,
212 The Bloodied Years,
213 The Bloodied Years,
214 Bonanza, 1961
boxfolder
31 Brave Jimmy Stone , 1962
32 Broken Arrow, 1949
33 Broken Arrow,
34 The Camp Grant Massacre , 1976
35 The Camp Grant Massacre, 1976
36 The Camp Grant Massacre, uncorrected proofs, 1976
37 The Camp Grant Massacre,
38 The Camp Grant Massacre,
39 Code of Conduct, 1970
310 Code of Conduct,
311 Code of Conduct,
312 Cowards to the Rear-Brave Hearts Follow Me, First Draft,
313 Cowards to the Rear-Brave Hearts Follow Me, First Draft,
314 Cowards to the Rear-Brave Hearts Follow Me, Second Draft,
315 Cowards to the Rear-Brave Hearts Follow Me, Second Draft,
316 Cowards to the Rear-Brave Hearts Follow Me, Second Draft,
317 Cowards to the Rear-Brave Hearts Follow Me, Third Draft,
318 Cowards to the Rear-Brave Hearts Follow Me,
boxfolder
41 Everybody Slept Here, 1948
42 Fiesta in the Desert/Nine Shots in the Dark (not by Elliott Arnold),
4 3 Flight From Ashiya, 1958
44 Flight From Ashiya, October 1959
45 Flight From Ashiya, December 1959
46 Flight From Ashiya, 1962
47 Flight From Ashiya, 1971
48 Flight From Ashiya, 1971
boxfolder
51 The Day Custer Fell, Preliminary Notes, 1962?
52 The Day Custer Fell, Treatment, 1963
53 The Day Custer Fell, Screenplay, 1964
54 The Decision , 1962
55 Deep in My Heart, Biography of Sigmund Romberg, 1949
56 Deep in My Heart, Biography of Sigmund Romberg, 1949
57 The Door (pg.1-223),
58 The Door (pg.224-432),
59 The Door (1-216), Edited,
510 The Door (217-432), Edited,
511 Elephant Bill, Original Copy, 1961
512 Elephant Bill, First Draft
513 Elephant Bill, 1961
514 Elephant Bill, 1962
515 Elephant Bill, First Screenplay, 1962
516 Forests of the Night,
517 Forests of the Night,
boxfolder
61 Forests of the Night,
62 Forests of the Night,
63 Fort Buchanan, 1953
64 Kimberly, treatment, 1962
65 A Kind of Secret Weapon , 1969
66 Kings of the Sun, 1963
67 The Man Who Found His Way ,
68 The Mound Builders, August 1962
69 The Mound Builders, November 1962
610 The Mound Builders
611 Navy Story, by Frank Harvey, August 1962
612 Navy Story, by Frank Harvey, November 1962
613 Navy Story, by Elliott Arnold, August, 1963
614 A Night of Watching, 1967
615 A Night of Watching, 1967
616 A Night of Watching,
boxfolder
71 Opera- an outline for a film,
72 Penthouse East- episode one teleplay,
73 The Place Where the Devils Dwell
74 The Place Where the Devils Dwell,
75 The Place Where the Devils Dwell,
76 The Place Where the Devils Dwell,
77 The Place Where the Devils Dwell,
78 The Place Where the Devils Dwell,
79 The Place Where the Devils Dwell,
710 A Proving Ground, 1973
711 A Proving Ground,
712 Quicksand, 1978
713 Quicksand,
boxfolder
81 Quicksand,
82 Quicksand, Pg.A-200,
83 Quicksand, Pg.201-400,
84 Quicksand, Pg.401-553,
85 Rawhide, 1961
86 Rawhide, 1962
87 Rescue,
88 Rescue, July 27, 1956
89 Rescue, July 6, 1956
810 The Richmond Story, December 1964
811 Shields of Africa - Magic Box ,
812 Shields of Africa - Man Eater,
813 Shields of Africa - The Slaves,
814 The Spirit of Cochise,
815 Stagecoach Station,
boxfolder
91 Two Loves, 1934
92 Partial Manuscripts,
93 Partial Manuscripts
94 Untitled Screenplay,
95 Untitled Novel (pg. 1-133),
96 Untitled Novel (pg. 134-286),
97 Untitled Novel (pg. 287-413),
98 Walk with the Devil, a three act play,
99 Walk with the Devil, a three act play,
910 Walk with the Devil, a three act play,
911 The Year of the Dragon,
912 Short Stories: 7 O'clock News ,
913 Short Stories: An Act of Grace,
914 Short Stories: Alter Ego,
915 Short Stories: An Awakening Minority- The American Indians,
916 Short Stories: Assistance Please...,
917 Short Stories: A Bay Chance,
918 Short Stories: A Brief Smile,
919 Short Stories: Buck Larkin and a Girl Named Henry,
920 Short Stories: Come and Let Us Dream,
921 Short Stories: The Dawn Breakers,
922 Short Stories: The Days of the Week,
923 Short Stories: Dead on Arrival,
924 Short Stories: During Winter Wind,
925 Short Stories: The Door,
926 Short Stories: Early to Bed,
927 Short Stories: A Feeble Complaint- An Observation ,
928 Short Stories: The Frailty of the Potables ,
929 Short Stories: A Free Theatre,
930 Short Stories: From the Dark,
931 Short Stories: A Helpful Man from San Berdoo,
932 Short Stories: I am Afraid to Sleep,
933 Short Stories: I Got to Stay Up!,
934 Short Stories: In Flight,
935 Short Stories: Israel: Two Quarter Time,
936 Short Stories: It Happened in Monterey,
937 Short Stories: Jamie,
938 Short Stories: The Legend of the Blue Lady,
939 Short Stories: The Little Elephant Who Always Forgot,
940 Short Stories: The Little Mermaid,
941 Short Stories: A Manhattan Dream,
942 Short Stories: The Masquerade,
943 Short Stories: Me and Tom Wolfe,
944 Short Stories: A New Kind of Suspense and Adventure,
945 Short Stories: Night Crossing,
946 Short Stories: Not Without Reward,
947 Short Stories: Old Marty,
948 Short Stories: One American's Involvement with Scandinavia,
949 Short Stories: Pick,
950 Short Stories: Please Don't Feed the Animals,
951 Short Stories: Portrait of An Artist as a Young Man,
952 Short Stories: Rafferty: the Rat ,
953 Short Stories: The Return,
954 Short Stories: ROD,
955 Short Stories: Safe House,
956 Short Stories: Should I Put on Some Makeup,
957 Short Stories: Spring Time,
958 Short Stories: Still a Little Time,
959 Short Stories: Short Stories: Summer Scene Change,
960 Short Stories: A Sunday in Westchester,
961 Short Stories: The Sweet Smell of Grass,
962 Short Stories: That Certain October… in 1943,
963 Short Stories: Thirty Cents,
964 Short Stories: To Be a Hero,
965 Short Stories: To Escape,
966 Short Stories: Trial Heat,
967 Short Stories: The Wallflower,
968 Short Stories: We Are Such Things...,
969 Short Stories: What Did I Do That Was Wrong,
boxfolder
101 Short Stories: Where are they Now,
102 Short Stories: You Never Can Tell, Can You?,
103 Short Stories: Untitled,
104 Short Stories: Untitled,
105 Short Stories: Untitled,
106 Short Stories: Untitled,
107 Short Stories: Untitled,
108 Short Stories: Untitled,
109 Short Stories: Untitled,
1010 Short Stories: Untitled,
Series 4: Articles, 1931-1979
boxfolder
111 Broadway; Imaginary Interviews - No. 4 Harry Richman , February 7, 1931
112 Broadway; Imaginary Interviews - No. 5 Buddy Rogers, February 21, 1931
113 (publication unknown) New York Sketches, December 19, 1931
114 Boston Record : On Broadway, August 1932
115 Brooklyn Daily Times, 1932-1934
116 Cue : Heartbreak on the Air , August 15, 1936
117 The Nation : The Used Car Racket, September 19, 1936
118 The Nation : Letters to the Editor , November 7, 1936
119 The Nation : Faking Automobile Accidents, November 21, 1936
1110 The Nation : The Ambulance Chasing Game, November 28, 1936
1111 Cue : Operatic Overture, December 12, 1936
1112 New York World Telegraph : Action in Precinct 27, , 1936-1940
1113 Cue : Going, Going Gone! , January 9, 1937
1114 Cue : Let Us Vibrate, February 20, 1937
1115 The American Scandinavian : Sibelius is Finland, February 1941
1116 Omnibook : The Commandos, August 1942
1117 Periodicals- Miscellaneous (Arnold not mentioned), 1958-1973
1118 The Saturday Evening Post : Where's That Bomber, October 7, 1944
1119 Omnibook : Tomorrow Will Sing, April 1945
1120 Friends : Colorful Arizona is Setting for Historical Film - Broken Arrow, August 1950
1121 The Tucson Magazine : Elliott Arnold, March 1951
1122 Tucson Festival of the Arts : Tucson, March - April 1951
1123 Collier's : That Others May Live, July 6, 1956
1124 Harper's Magazine : Secret Mission to Rome, October 1944
1125 Liberty : Tomorrow Will Sing, June 9, 1945
1126 Liberty : Everybody Slept Here, November 1948
1127 Movie Story : Broken Arrow, July 1950
1128 Hadassah Magazine : A Night of Rescue, October 1968
1129 Sarie Marais : The Accident, July 1969
1130 Playboy : Night Crossing, November 1970
1131 Playboy : What Did I Do That Was Wrong, October 1972
1132 Scanorama : The American Indian, May 1973
1133 Playboy, Italian Edition : Ma Che Spaglio ho Fatto?, July 1973
1134 Playgirl : The Anatomy of a Live Sex Show, February 1974
1135 Scanorama : The Frailty of Potables, April - May 1974
1136 Scanorama : Eating out in Manhattan, August - September 1977
1137 Playboy : A Bay Change, June 1979
1138 Scanorama : Remembering Sibelius, August - September 1979
1139 Story: Portrait of Allison,
Series 5: Research Files, 1817-1979
boxfolder
1140 Airplane Hijacking, 1972
1141 The Apache Past and Present, Vol.1, 1921
1142 The Apache Past and Present, Vol. 2, 1921
boxfolder
121 Army, Senate Files (Pt.1), ca. 1870s
122 Army, Senate Files (Pt.2) , ca. 1870s
123 Camp Grant Massacre- Correspondence, 1974
124 Camp Grant Massacre - Camp Grant Correspondence (Includes Photograph), 1874
125 Camp Grant Massacre (Pt.1), , 1871-1971
126 Camp Grant Massacre (Pt.2), , 1871-1971 no date
127 Crime - Clippings, , no date, 1976
128 The Door 1967-1986,
129 Pueblo Incident, 1968-1969
1210 Raoul Wallenberg (Includes Correspondence) (Pt.1), , 1961-1979
1211 Raoul Wallenberg (Pt.2), , 1961-1979
1212 Red Cloud ,
1213 Adjutant General of the Army, Correspondence (Pt.1), 1817-1888
1214 Adjutant General of the Army, Correspondence (Pt.2), 1817-1888
Series 6: Clippings and promotional Material, 1939-1980's
boxfolder
1215 Clippings: Blood Brother/Broken Arrow, 1947
1216 Clippings: The Camp Grant Massacre (Pt.1), 1976
1217 Clippings: The Camp Grant Massacre (Pt.2) , 1976
1218 Clippings: Code of Conduct, 1967-1969
1219 Clippings: Code of Conduct (Pt.1), 1970
1220 Clippings: Code of Conduct (Pt.2), 1970
1221 Clippings: Code of Conduct, 1971-1974
1222 Clippings: Commandos, 1942
1223 Clippings: Everybody Slept Here, , 1948
1224 Clippings: Elliott Arnold, , 1942-1980
1225 Clippings: Flight from Ashiya, , 1959-1964
1226 Clippings: Forests of the Night (Pt.1), 1971
1227 Clippings: Forests of the Night (Pt.2), 1971
box
13 Clippings: Scrapbooks, 1939-1955
boxfolder
141 Clippings: General, 1940-1949
142 Clippings: General, 1950-1959
143 Clippings: General, 1960-1969
144 Clippings: General, 1970-1979
145 Clippings: General,
146 Clippings: A Night of Watching , 1967-1968
147 Clippings: A Night of Watching (Includes Correspondence), , 1967-1980
148 Clippings: Mediterranean Sweep, 1944-1945
149 Clippings: Nose for News, 1942-1945
1410 Clippings: Only the Young, 1939
1411 Clippings: Personal Combat, 1937
1412 Clippings: Proving Ground (Pt.1), 1973
1413 Clippings: Proving Ground (Pt.2), 1973
1414 Clippings: Quicksand, 1977
1415 Clippings: The Rescue, 1956-1957
1416 Clippings: Time of the Gringo, 1953-1955
1417 Clippings: Tomorrow Will Sing , 1945-1946
1418 Clippings: White Falcon, 1955
1419 Promotional Material: Code of Conduct , 1969-1970
1420 Promotional Material: A Night of Watching, 1967-1972
1421 Promotional Material: Miscellaneous, ca. 1960s-1980s
Series 7: Photographs, Awards, and Drawings, 1930's-1979
boxfolder
151 Photographs: Blood Brothers/Broken Arrow (Includes Autographs of Broken Arrow Cast Members), ca. 1947-1956
152 Photographs: Broken Arrow Television Show, 1956
153 Photographs: Elliott Arnold (Includes Negatives),
154 Photographs: Elliott Arnold, Family, and Friends,
155 Photographs: Elliott Arnold - Military - General (Includes Negatives), 1930s-1940s
156 Photographs: Elliott Arnold - Military - Miscellaneous,
157 Photographs: Elliott Arnold - Military - Research, 1955
158 Photographs: Elliott Arnold with Unidentified People, ca. 1940-1970s
159 Photographs: Military - New Guinea, 1940s
1510 Photographs: Military - Regensburg Germany, 1944
1511 Photographs: Miscellaneous - Buildings,
1512 Photographs: Miscellaneous - Grade School, 1956-1957
1513 Photographs: Musicians (Autographed Photos), , 1939
1514 Photographs: Publicity Photographs and Proofs,
15 15 Photographs: Unidentified People
1516 Awards: Certificates, 1950-1979
box
16 Awards: Plaques,
box
17 Oversize Photographs, Drawings, and Awards,
Series 8: Manuscripts by Other Authors, ca. 1970s
boxfolder
181 Archer, Kak- Seekers, 1977
18 2 Arnold, Tom - The Resistant Strain, no date
18 3 Black Elk Productions - The First Americans, 1970s
18 4 Boxer, Lester - The Sabbatical, 1977
18 5 Carney, Otis - Nothing Lives Long, Only the Earth and the Mountains, 1978
18 6 Mitchell, Burrows - Education of an Editor,
18 7 Winston, Irene - The Donnybrook Fighter, no date