Richard A. Summers Collection 1915-1994 (bulk 1930-1960)

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Richard A. Summers Collection 1915-1994 (bulk 1930-1960)

MS 494


Collection Summary

Creator: Summers, Richard, 1906-
Collection Name: Richard A. Summers Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1915-1994
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1930-1960)
Physical Description:36 Linear Feet
Abstract:Richard A. Summers was a prolific writer of young adult and adult novels, short stories, and plays, as well as a professor of English at the University of Arizona and a city councilman. This collection is mainly comprised of drafts of Richard Summers’ writings, from hand-annotated proofs to galley copies, stage, screen and radio plays. Correspondence of a professional and personal nature, his school papers and some biographical and family-related papers can also be found.
Collection Number:MS 494
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

Richard A. Summers was a prolific writer of young adult and adult novels, short stories, and plays, as well as a professor of English at the University of Arizona and a city councilman.

Born in Wisconsin in 1906, he moved to Tucson as a teenager because of his father’s career as a professor at the University of Arizona. Summers graduated from Tucson High School and then from the University of Arizona at the age 19. After graduation he became a principal of a local school. He returned to the University of Arizona to teach English in 1928 and that same year he married Anna Louise McKee, with whom he had three children: Sanford, Anne, and Amo.

He began his prolific writing career in the late 1920s, and is most well-known for his 1937 novel Dark Madonna which dealt with the Latino community in 1930s Tucson and was hailed as a minor classic by critics. His fiction work was adapted to screenplays, including the 1951 movie The San Francisco Story, which was adapted from his novel Vigilante. His radio plays were used across the country by the Junior League and were often retellings of American Indian stories and myths. His works also include a few textbooks like College Composition with David Patrick and later Craft of the Short Story, which became a popular creative writing textbook during the time.

Summers was elected onto the Tucson City Council and served one term before he returned to teaching at the University following his leave of absence. He continued writing and editing work by other writers, along with teaching. He died in 1969 of complications from emphysema.


Scope and Content Note

Documents, manuscripts, a few photographs and oversize materials 1915-1993, (bulk 1930-1960). This collection is comprised of authored works, correspondence, professional materials and personal information created during the life or Richard A. Summers. His novels and numerous drafts, including Dark Madonna and Vigilante, make up the bulk of the material present: there are over forty novels in either partial or completed drafts in this collection, including some undated and untitled manuscripts. The collection other types of young adult writings such as plays (both for stage and radio), short stories and textbooks like Craft of the Short Story. The collection also contains correspondence with publishers, agents in the publishing industry and personal acquaintances. Throughout his time as a professor at the University of Arizona, beginning in 1928, he accumulated materials such as student papers and administrative records, which have only been kept without student grades and information.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into 4 series

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on 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)
Summers, Richard, 1906-

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona -- Fiction.

Subject(s)
Authors, American--20th century--Fiction.
Authors, American--Juvenile literature.
Authors--20th century--Correspondence.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Richard A. Summers (MS 494). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Processing Information

This collection is combined with manuscript collections: AZ 180, AZ 436 , and AZ 560.


Container List

Series I: Writings 1926-1971
This series contains different works created by Summers, arranged alphabetically by final title, then chronologically as needed.
Subseries 1: Novel Manuscripts
boxfolder
11 And Whisper Dead, partial/miscellaneous Undated
12 Aztec Gold 1926
13 The Grand Swindle (Baca Float), 1st Draft 1949
14 The Grand Swindle (Baca Float), 1st Draft with edits 1949
15 Baca Float Swindle 1949
16 Baca Float Swindle, 3rd draft with miscellaneous pages 1949
17 Gringo Pitcher (Ball-shy Pitcher) draft 1969
18 Ball Shy Pitcher, Letter from book editor 1969 Nov. 10
19 Ball shy Pitcher, Galley Proof 1969, Dec. 4
110 Ball Shy Pitcher, Background information, original dedication 1969
111 Ball Shy Pitcher, Steck-Vaughn Catalogs 1971
112 Ball Shy Pitcher, Clipping from Arizona Daily Star 1970 Dec. 13
113 Battle of the Sierras, book jacket (photocopies) 1942
114 Goldfield (The Big Chance), Original First draft 1948
115 Goldfield (The Big Chance), Carbon of First draft without corrections 1948
116 The Big Chance, 2nd Draft 1948
117 The Big Chance, pp 1-138 1948
118 The Big Chance, pp 139-264 1948
119 The Big Chance, Third Draft; partial 1948
120 The Big Chance, 4th Draft, pp 1-138 1948
121 The Big Chance, 4th Draft, 139-264 1948
boxfolder
21 The Big Chance, 4th Draft (remnants) 1948
22 The Big Chance, Miscellaneous pages 1948
23 The Big Chance, Partial draft 1948
24 The Big Chance, Remnants with edits 1948
25 Sun Goes Down (Big Man), original 1st draft, p. 1-166 Circa 1930-1937
26 Sun Goes Down (Big Man), p 167-278 Circa 1930-1937
27 Big Man, 1st Draft, p 1-119 1937
28 Big Man, 1st Draft, p 120-250 plus misc 1937
29 Black Dean 1929
210 Black Dean, p 1-154 1929
211 Black Dean, p 155-254 1929
212 Blood in the Dust (Bound) 1929
213 Blood in the Dust, p 1-117, with handwritten edits 1929
214 Blood in the Dust p 118-250, with handwritten edits 1929
215 The Blue Fly (Bound) 1926
216 Cavalcade to California, 1st draft 1936
217 Cavalcade to California, book jacket, photocopy 1941
218 Conquerors of the River, 1st Draft 1937
219 Conquerors of the River, condensed version for high school textbook 1960, 1966
boxfolder
31 Conquerors of the River, book jacket, photocopy 1939
32 Conquerors of the River, reviews 1929 April, 1939, July 9 1939
33 Conquerors of the River, fan letter 1959
34 Cow by the Tail, deletions and omitted appendix 1942
35 Cow by the Tail, galley proof pages with handwritten notes 1942
36 Cow by the Tail/Hoofbeats and moccasins, misc pages and letters 1945
37 Cow by the Tail/Hoofbeats and moccasins, misc pages 1945
38 Cow by the Tail/Hoofbeats and moccasins, misc pages 1945
39 Cow by the Tail, part 1 Frontier Times November 1964
310 Cow by the Tail, galley proof Frontier Times 1964-1969
311 Cow by the Tail, Frontier Times dye proof and letter 1964, 7 April 1969
312 Dark Madonna, letter from R. Summers to UA Library 3 April 1961
313 Dark Madonna, notes 1965
314 Dark Madonna, original draft 1935
315 Dark Madonna, draft 1935
316 Dark Madonna, 4th draft 1935
317 Dark Madonna, accepted draft/9th draft 1935
318 Dark Madonna, accepted draft/9th draft (incomplete) 1935
319 Dark Madonna, fragments 1935
320 Dark Madonna, fragments 1935
321 Dark Madonna, fragments 1935
322 Dark Madonna, fragments 1935
323 Dark Madonna, Caxton Publicity August 1, Nov 1, 1937
324 Dark Madonna, reviews 1937
325 Dark Madonna, excerpts from reviews 1937
326 Dark Madonna, review undated
327 Dark Madonna, Westways Article mention June 1973
328 Dark Madonna, Article Arizona Daily Star 1985 Aug 13
329 Devil’s Highway, 1st Draft 1931
330 Devil’s Highway, book jacket, photocopy undated
331 Devil’s Highway Reviews 1937-1938
332 Dude Ranch Murders (As Rex Quinn), draft 1940
boxfolder
41 Dude Ranch Murders, beginning of revision 1940
42 Dude Ranch Murders, notes and misc pages 1940
43 Dusty Desert Tails, 1st Draft circa 1932-1941
44 Dusty Desert Tails, 2nd Draft circa 1932-1941
45 Dusty Desert Tails, pages from published book 1941
46 Dusty Desert Tails, review and publicity 1941
47 Dusty Desert Tails, reviews 1941-1943
48 Over the Hill and Far (Earth Not Satisfied) 1st Draft, p 1-182 1940
49 Over the Hill and Far (Earth Not Satisfied) 1st Draft, p 183-263, with notes 1940
410 Patterns of Sunlight (Earth Not Satisfied) 3rd Draft circa 1940-1941
411 Earth Not Satisfied, draft, p 1-155 circa 1940-1941
412 Earth Not Satisfied, draft, p 156-294 circa 1940-1941
413 Earth Not Satisfied, partial draft circa 1940-1941
414 Earth Not Satisfied, partial draft circa 1940-1941
415 Earth Not Satisfied, partial draft circa 1940-1941
416 Earth Not Satisfied, partial draft circa 1940-1941
417 Earth Not Satisfied, partial draft circa 1940-1941
418 Earth Not Satisfied, partial draft circa 1940-1941
419 Earth Not Satisfied, partial draft circa 1940-1941
420 Earth Not Satisfied, partial draft circa 1940-1941
421 Earth Not Satisfied, misc pages circa 1940-1941
422 Fizzy’s Gold Piece, draft 1932
423 Fizzy’s Gold Piece, draft (revision) p 1-128 1932
424 Fizzy’s Gold Piece, draft (revision) p 129-249 1932
425 Grand Canyon Melody, summary undated
426 In Old Arizona, draft 1931
boxfolder
51 Island of the Dreadful Swamp, draft through page 112 1940
52 Island of the Dreadful Swamp, p 113-232 1940
53 Jenny and the Radio Imp 1943
54 Jenny and the Radio Imp 1943
55 Only Four Years (John Sims College) draft 1935
56 John Sims College
57 John Sims College, misc pages 1935
58 John Sims College, misc pages 1935
59 John Sims College, misc pages 1935
510 John Sims College, misc pages 1935
511 Kamehameha’s Spear, draft 1923
512 Pork Leans (Kidnapped into Mexico)1st draft through page 119 1925
513 Pork Leans (Kidnapped into Mexico) 1st draft p 120-257 1925
514 Pork Leans (Kidnapped into Mexico) draft 1925
515 Kidnapped into Mexico, draft through page 103 1936
516 Kidnapped into Mexico, draft, p 105-226 1936
517 Kidnapped into Mexico, draft through page 113 1937
518 Kidnapped into Mexico, draft p 114-220 1937
519 Kidnapped into Mexico, notes and partial draft circa 1925-1937
520 Kidnapped into Mexico, sequel 1952
boxfolder
61 Sequel, Misc pages 1952
62 Land Beyond the Sunset, Summer/Spring 1926
63 Land of the Blue Evening (partial manuscript Undated
64 Less Than Gods, Summary 1965
65 Less Than Gods, 2nd draft though p 101 Summer, 1965
66 Less Than Gods, 2nd Draft p 102-211 Summer, 1965
67 Less Than Gods, Feedback from Rev. Gene A. Fisher 1965
68 Less Than Gods, Carbon of Final Draft though p 108 1965
69 Less Than Gods, Carbon of final draft p 109-209 1965
610 Less Than Gods, “Notes for the Contemplative Reader” 1965
611 Mr. Sylvester’s Split Personality 1944
612 Mr. Sylvester’s Split Personality with handwritten edits 1944
613 Mr. Sylvester’s Split Personality (partial, with handwritten edits) 1944
614 Mr. Sylvester’s Split Personality (partial with handwritten edits) 1944
615 Mysterious Arizona, Outline 1949
616 Mysterious Arizona, draft 1949
617 Mysterious Arizona, Critical Feedback 1949
618 Mysterious Arizona, “The Arizona of Today” 1949
619 Naked 1930
620 Naked (different draft) Through p 127 1930
621 Naked (different draft) 128-260 1930
622 No Place for the Ladies 1936
623 Ocean High, Ocean Heavy (Ocean Heavy) 1st draft Circa 1945-1946
624 Ocean High, Ocean Heavy (Ocean Heavy)summary 1950, January 2
625 Ocean High, Ocean Heavy (Ocean Heavy) George Landy Agency Copy July 25, 1951
boxfolder
71 Ocean High, Ocean Heavy (Ocean Heavy) 2nd Draft? 1951
72 Ocean High, Ocean Heavy (Ocean Heavy) 3rd Draft? Comments by Maryse Rutlege though p 124 1951
73 Ocean High, Ocean Heavy (Ocean Heavy) 3rd Draft? Comments by Maryse Rutlege p 125-230 Circa 1951-1952
74 Abalone (Ocean Heavy), 3rd Draft Circa 1951-1952
75 Abalone (Ocean Heavy), 3rd Draft (continued) Circa 1951-1952
76 Abalone (Ocean Heavy), 4th Draft (final) Circa 1951-1952
77 Abalone (Ocean Heavy), 4th Draft (final) continued Circa 1951-1952
78 Abalone (Ocean Heavy), Misc pages Circa 1951-1952
79 Abalone (Ocean Heavy), misc pages Circa 1951-1952
710 Abalone (Ocean Heavy), misc pages Circa 1951-1952
711 Oceans Heavy, 8th Draft with letter from summers to Maryse Rutledge, p 1-114 1952
712 Oceans Heavy, 8th Draft (continued) p 115-228 1952
713 Of Thee I Sing 1952
714 Of Thee I Sing, Notes/Research/Outline/Miscellaneous Pages 1952
715 Our Arizona Gang, 1st Draft 1922
716 Our Arizona Gang, 2nd Draft 1923
717 La Placita (The Little Park) Beginning/partial draft 1958
718 La Placita (The Little Park) 1st Draft, p 1-119 1964
boxfolder
81 La Placita (The Little Park) 1st draft, p 120-236 1964
82 La Placita (The Little Park) 1st draft with edits (first half) 1964
83 La Placita (The Little Park) 1st draft with edits (second half) 1964
84 La Placita (The Little Park) later draft, p 1-136 1964
85 La Placita (The Little Park) later draft, p 137-268 1964
86 La Placita (The Little Park) residue from final draft 1964
87 La Placita (The Little Park) notes 1964
88 Treasure Seekers (Spanish Treasure Seekers) 1st Draft, p 1-102 1942
89 Treasure Seekers (Spanish Treasure Seekers) 1st Draft p 103-207 1942
810 Treasure Seekers (Spanish Treasure Seekers)partial draft Circa 1940-1948
811 Treasure Seekers (Spanish Treasure Seekers) partial draft Circa 1940-1948
812 Spanish Treasure Seekers, 2nd Draft 1948
813 Spanish Treasure Seekers, 2nd draft with edits 1948
814 Spanish Treasure Seekers, misc pages Circa 1940-1948
815 Squads of Ten, Research/Early Beginnings 1939
816 In Squads of Ten (Squads of Ten) 1st draft through page 109 1939
817 In Squads of Ten (Squads of Ten) 1st draft 110-225 1939
818 Squads of Ten, 2nd draft through page 123 1940
819 Squads of Ten, 2nd draft 124-240 1940
820 Squads of Ten, 3rd draft, (partial) Circa 1940-1943
821 Less Than Gods (Squads of Ten) 4th Draft through page 135 Circa 1940-1943
822 Less Than Gods (Squads of Ten) 4th Draft p 136-264 Circa 1940-1943
823 Less Than Gods (Squads of Ten) 4th Draft Circa 1940-1943
824 Squads of Ten (also Less Than Gods) p 1-121 Circa 1940-1943
boxfolder
91 Squads of Ten (also Less Than Gods) p 122-232 Circa 1940-1943
92 Squads of Ten, 5th Draft through page 110 June, 1943
93 Squads of Ten, 5th Draft, p 111-212 June, 1943
94 Squads of Ten, 5th and 6th drafts (partial) 1943
95 Squads of Ten, 6th Draft through p 101 1943
96 Squads of Ten, 6th Draft 102-212 1943
97 Squads of Ten (also titled Less Than Gods), 7th draft, p 1-102 Circa 1940-1943
98 Squads of Ten (also titled Less Than Gods), 7th draft, 103-205 Circa 1940-1943
99 Squads of Ten (also titled Less Than Gods), 8th draft (partial) Circa 1940-1943
910 Squads of Ten, remnants Circa 1940-1943
911 A Time to Live (Squads of Ten) p155-311 1969
912 A Time to Live (Squads of Ten) draft through p 154 1969
913 A Time to Live (Squads of Ten), 10th draft through page 164 with notes 1967
914 A Time to Live (Squads of Ten), 10th draft, p 165-311 1967
915 Squads of Ten, remnants of various drafts Circa 1925-1967
916 Squads of Ten, remnants with edits Circa 1925-1967
917 Squads of Ten, History of rejections 1947
918 Here Gave Their Lives (Starts are Little Dinkuses), 1st Draft, p 1-135 Circa 1942
919 Here Gave Their Lives (Starts are Little Dinkuses), 1st draft, p 136-279 Circa 1942
920 Here Gave Their Lives (Starts are Little Dinkuses), 2nd draft, p 1-150 Circa 1942
921 Here Gave Their Lives (Starts are Little Dinkuses), 2nd draft p 151-303 Circa 1942
boxfolder
101 His Brother’s Keeper (Stars are Little Dinkuses) 3rd draft, p 1-120 Circa 1940-1953
102 His Brother’s Keeper (Stars are Little Dinkuses) 3rd draft, p 121-236 Circa 1940-1953
103 His Brother’s Keeper (Stars are Little Dinkuses) draft, p1-119 1953
104 His Brother’s Keeper (Stars are Little Dinkuses) draft 120-231 1953
105 Stars are Little Dinkuses, p 1-107 Circa 1950-1959
106 Stars are Little Dinkuses, p 108-225 1950-1959
107 Summer Madhouse, chapters 1 and 2 Undated
108 Sun in the Plaza, p 1-104 Undated
109 Sun in the Plaza, 105-197 Undated
1010 Tales of the Arizona Wonderland Undated
1011 Itinerant Teacher (Teacher on the Run) 1964
1012 Itinerant Teacher (Teacher on the Run) with additional edits 1964
1013 Teacher on the Run, partial draft with edits (photocopy) 1964
1014 Itinerant Teacher (Teacher on the Run), 1-21 with edits 1964
1015 Those We Love So Dear (Teacher on the Run) p 1-105 1964
1016 Those We Love So Dear (Teacher on the Run) p 106-203 1964
1017 Teacher on the Run, 4th draft, p 1-99 1964
1018 Teacher on the Run, 4th draft, p 100-203 1964
1019 That Boy!, 1945
1020 That Boy! Final chapters 1945
1021 This Hour to Live, 1st Draft Undated
1022 This Hour to Live Undated
1023 This Job for Free, 1st draft 1951
boxfolder
111 This Job for Free 1951
112 This job for Free, with handwritten edits 1951
113 To the Tall Grass, p 1-98 1934
114 To the Tall Grass, p 99-196 1934
115 Trail of the Mountain Riders, partial draft 1939
116 Trial of the Mountain Riders, full draft with handwritten edits 1939
117 Treasure to South Undated
118 Vacation Madhouse, Chapter 1 and beginning of chapter 2 Undated
119 Vigilante, Early draft (partial) Undated
1110 Southern Fantasy (Vigilante) Undated
1111 Seeds of Glory (Vigilante) 1st draft 1946
1112 Vigilante, draft with handwritten edits 1946
1113 Vigilante, News Clippings/Reviews 1949
1114 Vigilante, news clippings about San Francisco Story 1952
1115 Young Diego’s Prize, Early draft 1942
1116 Young Diego’s Prize, draft with handwritten edits 1942
1117 Western Novelettes: Slugger Gulch, Lucky Thirteen, Scar Valley 1930
1118 Adolescence is Hard on a Girl (With Extreme Emotion), miscellaneous Undated
1119 Adolescence is Hard on a Girl (With Extreme Emotion) Undated
1120 Adolescence is Hard on a Girl (With Extreme Emotion), miscellaneous Undated
1121 With Extreme Emotion, with illustrations by Anna Louise Summers Undated
1122 With Extreme Emotion, Short story as Kathleen O’Malley, AZ Quarterly Winter, 1946
1123 With Extreme Emotion/Mother’s Interesting Stomach, as Kathleen O’Malley, AZ Quarterly Autumn, 1948
boxfolder
121 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
122 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
123 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
124 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
125 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
126 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
127 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
128 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
129 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
1210 Untitled Manuscript pages Undated
1211 Untitled Manuscript pages Undated
1212 Untitled Manuscript pages Undated
1213 Untitled Manuscript pages Undated
1214 Untitled Manuscript pages Undated
1215 Untitled Manuscript pages Undated
1216 Untitled Manuscript pages (partial) Undated
1217 Miscellaneous Manuscript pages Undated
1218 Untitled Chapter 1 Undated
1219 Untitled Chapter 1 Undated
1220 Untitled, Chapter 1: Dangerous Landing Undated
1221 Manuscript Draft Lists and dates 1920-1969
1222 Book covers, various, original 1937-1970
Subseries 2: Texbooks and Nonfiction Manuscripts
boxfolder
1223 Chili on the Mortar Board, Summary/Outline Undated
1224 College Composition, Draft (partial) 1946
1225 College Composition, Partial draft 1946
1226 Progressive Proofreading (College Composition) 1946
1227 College Composition, Publicity 1946
1228 Craft of the Short Story, Outline 1948
1229 Craft of the Short Story (partial) Circa 1945-1948
1230 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
1231 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
1232 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
1233 Craft of the Short Story, through page 110 Circa 1945-1948
1234 Craft of the Short Story, through page 110 with edits Circa 1945-1948
1235 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
1236 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
boxfolder
131 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
132 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
133 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
134 Craft of the Short Story, Part III Circa 1945-1948
135 Craft of the Short Story, Part III with edits Circa 1945-1948
136 Craft of the Short Story, partial draft Circa 1945-1948
137 Craft of the Short Story, analysis pages (partial) Circa 1945-1948
138 Craft of the Short Story, press release 1948
139 Craft of the Short Story, copy of book jacket text 1948
1310 Craft of the Short Story, Reviews 1948-1949
1311 Craft of the Short Story and Current English Composition, Catalog 1951
1312 Current English Composition, Publicity 1951
1313 Current English Composition, Publicity 1951
1314 For Writing, outline Circa 1963-1964
1315 For Writings, partial draft Circa 1963-1964
1316 For Writings, partial draft Circa 1963-1964
1317 Minimum Essentials, 1st Draft Circa 1940-1949
1318 Minimum Essentials, draft Circa 1940-1949
1319 Minimum Essentials, partial draft Circa 1940-1949
1320 Minimum Essentials, partial draft Circa 1940-1949
1321 Minimum Essentials, partial draft Circa 1940-1949
1322 Minimum Essentials, p 122-281 Circa 1940-1949
1323 Minimum Essentials, Part III Circa 1940-1949
1324 Minimum Essentials, Final Draft without exercises Circa 1940-1949
1325 Minimum Essentials, Exercises and Tests Circa 1940-1949
1326 Minimum Essentials, Exercises and Tests Circa 1940-1949
1327 Minimum Essentials, Exercises and Tests Circa 1940-1949
1328 Minimum Essentials, Exercises and Tests Circa 1940-1949
1329 Minimum Essentials, Answer Sheets Circa 1940-1949
1330 Pattern for Peace, remnants 1943
boxfolder
141 Pattern for Peace Afterward 1943
142 Pattern for Peace Afterward with edits 1943
143 Preface to World Peace 1943
144 Preview for College Composition, 1st Draft Circa 1940-1949
145 Preview for College Composition Circa 1940-1949
146 Preview for College Composition Circa 1940-1949
147 Projects for Writing, outline 1963-1964
148 Ten Writing Projects, outline Undated
149 Test Your Spelling Undated
1410 Test Your Spellings Undated
1411 Watch Your English! 1939
1412 Exercises and Tests Undated
1413 Exercises and Tests Undated
1414 Exercises and Tests Undated
1415 Exercises and Tests Undated
1416 Exercises and Tests Undated
1417 Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Scotch, Notes/Research 1967
1418 Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Scotch, Summary 1967
1419 Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Scotch, partial draft 1967
1420 Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Scotch, draft 1967
1421 Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Scotch, draft with edits 1967
1422 Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Scotch, draft 1967
1423 Untitled Textbook pages (short stories) Undated
1424 Untitled Manuscript on Visual Art Undated
Subseries 3: Academic Papers and Articles
boxfolder
1425 The Curse of School Grades Circa 1940-1949
boxfolder
151 Darkness and Light (graduate paper) 1936
152 The Impracticality of Merit Raises Undated
153 The Influence of John Stuart Mill on John Morley (graduate thesis) 1936
154 Letter to Editor on University Education for Blacks Undated
155 A Nation of Illiterates Circa 1951-1969
156 The Psychology of School Grades Undated
157 Thinking of College Circa 1950-1959
158 This New College Illiteracy Undated
159 Male Housewife Undated
1510 Plan for World Political Organization 1944
1511 U.S. Headed for disaster Undated
1512 Where’s the Red Men Now? 1941
1513 Your G.I.s New College 1946
Subseries 4: Short Stories and Poems
boxfolder
1514 List of Short Stories for Aley 1950-1953
1515 Beer Bottle Boogie 1950
1516 Border Ground Hog Circa 1950-1953
1517 Border Ground Hog Circa 1950-1953
1518 Border Ground Hog Circa 1950-1953
1519 Bumped Out Circa 1950-1953
1520 Bumped Out Circa 1950-1953
1521 Calf Love Circa 1950-1953
1522 Calf Love, final version 1950-1953
1523 Cold Trail 1949
1524 Cold Trail, Draft and July 15 1949
1525 Cold Trail draft and letters from Aley Circa 1949-1952
1526 Collected Poetry 1920-1925
1527 Collection of Early Poems Undated
1528 Collection of Poems Undated
1529 College Husband Undated
1530 Cookies and Cribbage Undated
1531 Cowboy Husband Undated
1532 Darkness in the Afternoon Undated
1533 Days of the Horse Undated
1534 Dead Man’s ashes Undated
1535 Decision after Dark Circa 1950-1953
1536 Decision after Dark Circa 1950-1953
1537 Desert Derby Undated
1538 Desert Derby Undated
1539 Desert Derby Undated
1540 Early Prose Material 1921-1929
1541 Early Short Stories 1925, 1928, 1933
1542 Desert Honeymoon, 1st beginning 1949
1543 Desert Honeymoon 1949
1544 Desert Honeymoon 1949
1545 Desert Honeymoon, 2nd beginning 1949
1546 Desert Honeymoon, final version 1949
1547 A Dozen Narcissus Bulbs Undated
1548 Dream Boat Circa 1950-1953
1549 End of the Rainbow Undated
1550 First Bite Undated
1551 First Stone Circa 1950-1953
1552 First Stone Circa 1950-1953
1553 Flash Flood! Undated
1554 For Us, The Living Undated
1555 For Us, The Living Undated
1556 Forever Mine Undated
1557 Forever Mine Undated
1558 Friends Undated
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161 Give the Time for It 1950
162 Give the Time for It, Arizona Quarterly Summer, 1951
163 Gloomy Rounds ‘Em Up Undated
164 Grease and Ballbearings (poem) Undated
165 He Had My Permission Undated
166 High Stakes Circa 1950-1953
167 Hill Gas Circa 1950-1953
168 I am a Childless Woman Undated
169 I Live My Life Twice Undated
1610 I Would Not Divorce My Husband Undated
1611 I Would Not Divorce My Husband Undated
1612 Initiation 1930, undated
1613 Itchy and the Music Box 1950-1953
1614 Juvenile Shorts, Articles and Radio Talks (collection) 1925-1940
1615 The Last Hand Undated
1616 Last Hand, 2nd draft Undated
1617 Late Serious Shorts 1933-1940
1618 Little Angel, the Horse Circa 1950-1953
1619 Little Old Lady 1939
1620 Little Old Lady, Chili Bowl Vol 1 No. 1 April 1939
1621 Little Saints Whisper Circa 1950-1953
1622 Love’s Way Out Circa 1950-1953
1623 Mixed Up Kangaroo Rat 1969
1624 Mixed Up Kangaroo Rat 1969
1625 Mixed Up Kangaroo Rat 1969
1626 Mixed Up Kangaroo Rat 1969
1627 Money Back Guarantee Undated
1628 Moribundity (poem) Undated
1629 Mujer Back Home, Arizona Quarterly Spring, 1949
1630 Murder on Wellington Drive Undated
1631 Nature and Miss Parlett, Arizona Quarterly Winter, 1947
1632 Oh Promise Me Circa 1950-1953
1633 Obed Symphony Undated
1634 Oldest Inhabitant, New Mexico Quarterly Review Spring 1947
1635 One Wild Night Undated
1636 Orientation for Ralph Undated
1637 Over the Ruins at Casa Grande (poem) Undated
1638 Pets (poem) Undated
1639 Pig Tonic Undated
1640 Pigs and a Little Girl Undated
1641 Pigs and the Poy-Hoy Weed: A Dad Steele Story Undated
1642 Pioneer Honeymoon, original version 1945
1643 Pioneer Honeymoon, 2nd version 1946
1644 Pioneer Honeymoon, 2nd version 1946
1645 Reunion Afterward Undated
1646 Saddle Sore, 1st Draft Undated
1647 Sandy Sandman with the Hole in His Pack, Undated
1648 Sandy Sandman with the Hole in His Pack, Undated
1649 Satisfaction Guaranteed Undated
1650 Satisfaction Guaranteed Undated
1651 Season for Romance, 1st Draft 1949, July 21
1652 Season for Romance, 1st Draft 1949
1653 Season for Romance 1949
1654 Shall I Run Away from Home? A Problem Story Undated
1655 Signs of Age Undated
1656 Six-Toed Pete Circa 1950-1953
1657 Six-Toed Pete Circa 1950-1953
1658 Spring Festival Undated
1659 Spring Festival Undated
1660 Staff of Life Undated
1661 Things and Other Things Undated
1662 To Remember One Quarter Egg Undated
1663 Unmarried Honeymoon Undated
1664 Was I Ready for Marriage? Undated
1665 Wedding Fantasy Undated
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171 Wedding Idyll Undated
172 What Can I Do with My Wife: A Problem Story Undated
173 Western Shorts (early) 1931
174 Western Shorts (middle) 1931
175 Western Shorts (late) 1931
176 Untitled Story Undated
177 Untitled Story Undated
Subseries 5: Radio, Stage, and Screenplays
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178 Radio - The Adventures of Coyote Undated
179 Radio – A Place for All Undated
1710 Radio – Children of the Sun Undated
1711 Radio – Creation Story Undated
1712 Radio – Eagle Maintain Undated
1713 Radio – Is This College? Undated
1714 Radio – Jack and the Beanstalk 1940
1715 Radio – List of plays Undated
1716 Radio – Lure of the Flute Undated
1717 Radio – Pima Story of creation Undated
1718 Radio – Spider Woman and the Monster Undated
1719 Radio – Radio Stories with Music Undated
1720 Radio – Untitled Visiting Indians Undated
1721 Screenplays – A Place for All 1952
1722 Screenplays – Chief Joseph, American 1952
1723 Screenplays – The Baited Trap Undated
1724 Screenplays – Baron of Arizona Undated
1725 Screenplays – College Story Undated
1726 Screenplays – Desert Terror Undated
1727 Screenplays – Everybody’s Secret Undated
1728 Screenplays – Frontier Undated
1729 Screenplays – Outpost on the Santa Cruz 1952
1730 Screenplays – The Professor and the Musical Undated
1731 Screenplays – Three Men on a Bus Undated
1732 Screenplays – Three Men on a Bus, Six on a Bus, Flash Flood Island, The Bus Bound West Undated
1733 Screenplays – West Bound Bus, Three Men on a Bus Undated
1734 Screenplays – West Bound Bus Undated
1735 Stage – Fairy Tale Scripts Undated
1736 Stage – Jack and the Beanstalk Undated
1737 Stage – The Last Stand of the Nez Perces Undated
1738 Stage – Marooned Undated
1739 Stage – Southwestern Indian Series Undated
1740 Stage – Two Yuma Girls Undated
1741 Stage – Untitled Undated
1742 Stage – Unmarried Honeymoon Undated
Subseries 6: Writings With and by Others
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181 Calhoun, Reno – Branded Logs and Timber Rustlers Undated
182 Calhoun, Reno – Roll Up and Roll Out, 1 of 2 Undated
183 Calhoun, Reno – Roll Up and Roll Out, 2 of 2 Undated
184 Calhoun, Reno – Trouble Shooter Undated
185 Coburn, Walt – Boots, Chaps and Fleas 1955
186 Coburn, Walt – Freeze out Undated
187 Coburn, Walt – La Jornada Undated
188 Coburn, Walt – Long Time, No See Undated
189 Coburn, Walt – Stirrup High, remnants Undated
1810 Connelly, Marc – Sing Me to Sleep Undated
1811 Harari, Robert – The Man from Pravda Undated
1812 Dad Ingles material September, 1949
1813 Dad Ingles – Dad Ingles Materials Undated
1814 Guy, Edwin – The Worlds Around 1939
1815 McKee, Louise – Astronomy Undated
1816 Astronomy writing Undated
1817 McKee, Louise – The Worlds Around 1939
1818 Pearce, Joe – Line Rider, part 1 of 3 1958
1819 Pearce, Joe – Line Rider, part 2 of 3 Undated
1820 Pearce, Joe – Line Rider, part 3 of 3 Undated
1821 Pearce, Joe – Line Rider, untitled Undated
1822 Pearce, Joe – Manhunt 1939
1823 Pearce, Joe – Manhunter 1978
1824 R., Louis – The Sweet Taste of Freedom, Undated
1825 Snyder, Jay – Letters to Washington Undated
1826 Summers, Anna – Poems 1940
1827 Summers, James – Smiling Jim Rides to Scatterhorse Undated
1828 Vadnay, Laslo & Ingster, Boris – Born to Sing 1952
1828 Williamson, Thames – The Lady from New Orleans Undated
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191 Arizona Quarterly, 1945 1940
192 The Journal of Arizona History Autumn 1978
193 Racing Issue of the quarter Horse Journal 1953
194 The Southwest Review 1947
195 Arizona Quarterly 1945
196 True West October 1968
197 True West November-December 1968
198 True West December 1968
199 True West February 1969
1910 True West April 1969
1911 True West June 1969
1912 True West August 1969
1913 True West October 1969
1914 True West 1970-1971
1915 True West (See also Box 25 Galley Proof – Loomb, Charlie, The Glacier Mystery) April 1974, November 1976
Subseries 7: Research and Notes
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1916 Around the World 1964
1917 Index Undated
1918 List of Books Undated
1919 List of ideas, books and revisions Undated
1920 Neo Classical reviews, notes Undated
1921 Notebook 1954
1922 Notebook Undated
1923 Notecards Undated
1924 Notecards Undated
1925 Notecards Undated
1926 Notecards Undated
1927 Notecards Undated
1928 Notecards Undated
1929 Notecards Undated
1930 Plot ideas Undated
1931 Preliminary notes Undated
1932 Questionnaires Undated
1933 Reviews and notes, handwritten Undated
1934 Screenplay research Undated
1935 Shaw, Bernard Undated
1936 Summers’ notebook Undated
Series II: Correspondence 1915-1990
This series contains letters and memos, including many rejection letters and notes to agents, sent by or to Summers in his personal and professional life as an author. It is arranged chronologically with a few divisions in subject.
Subseries 1: Professional
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201 Sanford Inheritance Case 1922
202 1925-1936
203 1925-1935
204 Rejection letters 1925-1937
205 Dark Madonna 1936
206 1936-1938
207 1937-1938
208 1937-1938
209 Rejection letters, 1 of 3 1937-1938
2010 Rejection letters, 2 of 3 1937-1938
2011 Rejection letters, 3 of 3 1937-1938
2012 The Worlds Around 1937-1938
2013 Kidnapped into Mexico 1937-1938
2014 1938
2015 Oh, Oh Your English 1938
2016 1938-1941
2017 Royalty 1939-1951
2018 1940s
2019 1940-1949
2020 1941-1943
2021 1941-1949
2022 1942, 1947
2023 1942-1944
2024 1943
2025 Rejection letters 1943
2026 1943-1944
2027 Hollywood 1943-1944
2028 1943-1945
2029 1943-1945
2030 1943-1945
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211 Rejection letters 1943-1946
212 1943-1946
213 1943-1947
214 1943-1949
215 1944-1945
216 1945-1946
217 1946-1949
218 Rejection letters 1942-1956
219 1947
2110 1947
2111 1947
2112 1947-1948
2113 Rejection Letters 1947-1948
2114 1949
2115 1949
2116 1949
2117 Volume Index 1949
2118 1949-1950
2119 1949-1955
2120 1950s
2121 1950
2122 1950-1952
2123 1950-1959
2124 1951-1952
2125 Royalties 1951-1952
2126 1952
2127 Kidnapped Into Mexico 1952
2128 Young Diego Prize 1957-1962
2129 1960s
2130 1961-1967
2131 1967-1968
2132 1971-1990
2133 Submission Undated
2134 Undated
Subseries 2: Personal
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221 Washington Loan and Trust Company 1915-1925
222 Facsimile 1920s
223 1924-1926
224 1943-1947
225 1947
226 From Cash 1949
227 1950
228 1950-1956
229 Washington Loan and Trust 1952
2210 To Bill 1961
2211 To Stew 1961
2212 1961-1969
2213 1965-1968
2214 1968-1969
2215 1969-1970
2216 Louise Summers 1977-1985
2217 Undated
2218 Harry Dubin Undated
Series III: University of Arizona Files, mostly undated 1922-1960
This series contains examples of student writings as well as records used by Summers during his time as a professor at the University of Arizona. It is arranged alphabetically
Subseries 1: Student Writings
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2219 Arizona Quarterly Winter, 1950
2220 Baird Contest 1949
2221 Vallentine, Ann – M.A. Thesis, Teeth of the Harrow Undated
2222 undated
2223 undated
2224 undated
2225 undated
2226 undated
2227 undated
Subseries 2: Teaching and Administrative records
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2228 Alumnus Magazine 1967, 1969
2229 Correspondence 1950, 1969
2230 Miscellaneous Undated
2231 Examinations Undated
2232 Exams, AZ Daily Star Vocabulary Contest Undated
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231 Outlines, Lectures, notes Undated
Series IV: Personal/Biographical Files and Memorabilia 1939-1993
This series contains a few biographies on Summers as well as personal notes and clippings about his life. It is arranged alphabetically by subject.
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232 Architectural Notes Undated
233 Buus, D. – Richard A. Summers: A Bio-bibliography and Literary Checklist 1973
234 Cross Country Road Trip Undated
235 Death articles and statements Undated
236 Family Letters 1985
237 J.E. Reynolds Book Catalog 1996
238 List of Books Undated
239 List of works Undated
2310 Newspaper clippings Undated
2311 Personal Calendar 1939
2312 Register of Books undated
2313 Rollings, N.B. – Richard A. Summers’ Bold Life with a Pen 1993
2314 Summers, Anna Papers Undated
2315 Miscellaneous Undated
Series V: Oversize Material 1925-1960
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24 Personal/Biographical Files and Memorabilia, letters, photographs, scrapbook, and diploma Undated
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25 Writings with and by others - Loomb, Charlie - The Glacier Mystery; Galley Proofs of The Devils Highway; and The Craft of the Short Story Undated