Richard Wormser Papers 1932-1977 (bulk 1934-1973)

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Richard Wormser Papers 1932-1977 (bulk 1934-1973)

MS 579


Collection Summary

Creator: Richard Wormser
Collection Name: Richard Wormser Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1932-1977
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1934-1973)
Physical Description:11.3 Linear Feet
Abstract:This collection contains manuscripts and published editions of short stories, novels, film and television screenplays and relevant correspondence covering the writing career of Richard Wormser who began his career as a pulp magazine story writer and ended up a novelist who wrote screenplays for Hollywood. The genres he mostly worked in were Westerns and Mysteries.
Collection Number:MS 579
Language: Materials are in English.
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/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Biographical Note

: Richard Wormser (b. 1907, New York City) graduated from Princeton where he played on the polo team. A love of horsemanship and the Southwest runs through much of his body of work. Initially he made a living as a writer for a multitude of trade publications, newspapers and financial papers in New York. During this period, he became an editor for Street & Smith when the Depression hit, the bottom fell out of the wordsmith trade and many of the solid magazines he and others wrote for went under. While trade papers were collapsing, the pulp story magazines increased circulation. As an editor, he was keenly aware of the exact types of stories needed to complete the magazines. Usually the requirement was a simple word count such as the need for a 1200 word story to fill out the pages of a magazine. He would type up stories to the exact specifications the editor required and sell them in the office.

Subsequently he became a writer of short stories and serialized novels for a number of the better known pulp magazines of the day including Argosy, Blue Book and Detective Fiction Weekly. As Wormser became more successful, his stories were adapted as film scripts, although regular work in Hollywood eluded him, he sold many stories and fully formed scripts to the studios. Wormser colorfully describes his time with the pulp magazines in his autobiography, How to Become a Complete Nonentity.

As the US entered World War 2, Wormser moved out west where he worked as a horseback patrolman for the Forest Service in southern California while continuing to write for magazines and Hollywood during his evenings. After the war he moved in Santa Fe before finally settling in Tubac, Arizona.

Wormser was also asked by editors to produce informative text for encyclopedias and he had an interest in writing about culinary topics as well as the history of the Southwest. Richard Wormser died in 1977.

As the US entered the Second World War, Wormser moved out west where he worked as a horseback patrolman for the Forest Service in southern California while continuing to write for magazines and Hollywood during his evenings. After the war he moved in Santa Fe before finally settling in Tubac, Arizona.

Wormser was also asked by editors to produce informative text for encyclopedias and he had an interest in writing about culinary topics as well as the history, culture and topography of the American Southwest. Richard Wormser died in Tubac, Arizona in 1977.


Scope and Content Note

This collection was donated by Wormser’s widow and covers most of his career (1934-1976).

Series One consists of his manuscripts. The first subseries, the bulk of the collection, is composed of titled fictional stories of various length ranging from short stories to Novelettes to Novels as well as screenplays for film and television. Many of the manuscripts are organized with published editions of the stories in pulp magazines, complete with characteristicly lurid covers and illustrations. Titles where Wormser contributed frequently include Argosy, Bluebook, Detective Fiction Weekly, and Saturday Evening Post. Many of these manuscripts are grouped with relevant correspondence between Wormser and his literary agents detailing the ins and outs of the publishing trade.

The second subseries consists of Wormser’s untitled manuscripts.

Series Two consists of Wormser’s personal and business materials. Subseries one is made up of several autobiographies written at different points in his career. Subseries two is his correspondence, mostly professional with fan letters, it is preserved in his original order.

Series three consists of Wormser’s published stories in large format magazines.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series

Restrictions

Restrictions

None

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)
Wormser, Richard, 1908-1977.

Subject(s)
Authors, American – 20th Century -- Sources.

Occupation(s)
Writer

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Novels
Screenplays
Short stories


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Richard Wormser Papers (MS 579). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Processing History

Processed by Doug Welch.


Container List

Series 1 Manuscripts, 1934-1975
Folders are described by title where available, genre, format, notes (if any) and date.
Subseries 1, Titled manuscripts of fictional works, 1934-1975
boxfolder
11 All Cooks are Crazy, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1954
12 Amber, treatment, Typewritten MS, 1957
13 Babbling Voice, Short story, Detective Ficton Weekly, 1935
14 Back to Paris, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1942
15 The Banker, TV treatment, Typewritten MS, Treatment for "Lawman" TV series, 1959
16 Beals Mountain, Short story, Argosy Magazine, correspondence in folder, 1956
17 Beat the Drums Slowly, Novel, Typewritten MS, Damaged MS, 1954
18 The Big County, Short Story, Typewritten MS, 1954
19 Bigshot From Alcatraz (1 of 2), Short story, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1939
110 Bigshot From Alcatraz (2 of 2), Short story, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1939
111 Birthday of a Stooge, Short story, Typewritten MS, Undated
112 The Blanket Indian, Short story, Typewritten MS, Folder also contains incomplete MS called "Politico", 1954
113 Blood Brother, Novel, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1953
114 Blues for a Lonely Egghead (1 of 2), Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1955
115 Blues for a Lonely Egghead (2 of 2), Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1955
116 Body in the Rain, Short story, Star Detective Magazine, 1935
boxfolder
21 The Body Looks Familiar, Novel, Typewritten MS, 1956
22 The Body Looks Familiar (Org. The Golden Frame), Drafts, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1957
23 The Bouncing Chip, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 77 Sunset Strip, 1958
24 Brasada Story, Treatment, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1952
25 The Brass Legend, Screenplay, Shooting script, undated
26 Break in the Journey, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1955
27 The Breaks of the Humboldt (1 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, book-length MS with summary of uncompleted ending, undated
28 The Breaks of the Humboldt (2 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, Later published as Slattery's Range, 1956
29 Bring'em Back Dead, Short story, Argosy Magazine, Several drafts in folder, 1942
210 Bringing in the Bandit, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
211 Brink of Fear, TV script, Shooting script, Sugarfoot TV series, 1958
212 The Burning Herd, Short story, Typewritten MS, Written during his NYC years, undated
213 Busy Day, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
214 Buzz Saw (1 of 2), Short story, Bluebook Magazine, 1955
215 Buzz Saw (2 of 2), Correspondence and Story, 1954
216 By Any Other Name, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
boxfolder
31 Camels on the Sage, Novelette, Argosy Magazine, 1942
32 Captain Boss-buster, Short story, Detective Action Stories, 1937
33 Captain Retires, Short story, Bluebook Magazine, 1938
34 Carnival Queen (1 of 2), Short story, Typewritten MS, SSs: Merry Go-Round Broke Down; McNally & the Executive Lion; Manhattan Quail; Gorilla Cargo, 1936
35 Carnival Queen (2 of 2), Serialized Story, Argosy Magazine, 1937
36 Change of Address, Novel, Typewritten MS, 1973
37 Clew on the Cane, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
38 Cold Tropic Hell, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1938
39 Company Money, Short story, Saturday Evening Post, Contains several drafts as "Trouble Shooter", 1955
310 Copper the Bet, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
boxfolder
41 Count the Dead, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1955
42 Counterpoint, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1955
43 Country Store, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1954
44 Courtship of Baptiste Brown, The, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
45 Crime's Tax, Short story, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1936
46 Dark Canyon, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
47 The Dark Mustanger, Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
48 The Dead Tycoon, Novel length work published in magazine, 1950
49 Death Over the Riviera, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
410 The Deceptive Wife, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
411 Dinner Date, Short story, Typewritten MS, Several drafts in folder, 1954
412 Double Justice, TV script, Typewritten MS, Screenplay. Treatments and multiple drafts, 1956
413 Drought, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
414 Drums of Doom, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
415 The Dumb Cowpoke (1 of 2), (TV), Screenplay, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
416 The Dumb Cowpoke (2 of 2), Novelette, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1954
417 The Election at Nopal, TV script, Typewritten MS, Episode from Cheyenne TV show, 1959
418 Drums of Doom, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
boxfolder
51 Elephants to Ride Upon, Short story, Typewritten MS, Multiple drafts in folder, 1939
52 The Fearful Heart, Novellette, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1937
53 Featherfingers Takes a Drink, Film Script, Typewritten MS, 1937
54 Fight City Hall, Story basis for TV movie, Typewritten MS, "Two-hour TV movie, possibly a series", undated
55 The Finger of the Law, Short story, Black Book Detective, undated
56 The Fire Extinguisher, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1952
57 First Crush, Short story, Liberty Magazine, 1936
58 First Gun at the Wedding, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
59 First Lesson, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
510 The First Rung, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1954
511 Flash Flood, Short story, Cosmopolitan, 1957
512 The Flowering Apricot, Short story, Typewritten MS, another untitled MS in folder, 1959
513 Follow Your Heart, TV script, Shooting script, The High Chaparral TV show, 1968
514 Fool in the Rendez-Vous, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
515 Fort Dodge Stampede, Screenplay, Shooting script, Folder contains screenplay plus correspondence re: The Half-Breed, 1951
516 Four O'Clock, Short Story, Typewritten MS, B-file, undated
boxfolder
61 The Framed Fish, Unfinished Novel, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1954
62 The Friend, TV script, Shooting script, The Lawman TV series, 1959
63 Frontier Fury, treatment, Typewritten MS, Bound in Universal Pictures folder, 1952
64 The Gang, TV script, Shooting script, The Lawman TV series, 1960
65 Gentlemen's Business (Unpublished), Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
66 Ghost Town, TV script, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
67 The Girl Was Bored, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
68 The Goats, TV Script, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, Lassie TV show, 1956
69 The Gold Plated Years, TV show treatment, Typewritten MS, "A tale of restless retirees", undated
610 Gone to Texas, Novel, Typewritten MS, Draft of a Novel, undated
611 The Graves at Brian's Bench, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
612 Gunslick, Short story, Typewritten MS, Originally titled "Johnny Ride the Prairie," Correspondence in folder, 1953
613 The Hair of Brother, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1959
614 Havoc on the Hudson, Short story, Liberty Magazine, 1935
615 Home from the Hills, Short story, Bluebook Magazine, 1955
boxfolder
71 The Honeypot, Novel, Typewritten MS, 1972
72 The Honeypot (1 of 2) Novel, Typewritten MS, 1972
73 The Honeypot (2 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, 1972
74 Hong Kong Caper, TV script, Shooting script, 77 Sunset Strip TV show, 1959
75 Honky-Tonk Street, Novelette, Typewritten MS, 1956
76 Honour, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
77 A Horse at Heart, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
78 Horse Money, Novelette, Bluebook Magazine, MS also in folder, 1938
79 Hosteen Yazzie, Synopsis for juvenile story, Typewritten MS, 1963
710 Hot Enough, Novel, Typewritten MS, 1964
711 House of Clay, Outline, Typewritten MS, 1955
712 How Good a Detective are You?, Prose puzzles, Detective Fiction Weekly, Puzzle of the Cornered Bandits & Puzzle of the Dead Sheriff, 1935-1936
boxfolder
81 Hunch Player, Short story, Detective Story Magazine, 1938
82 The Hunter, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1957
83 I Sell Strikes, Short Novel, Detective Fiction Weekly, Correspondence in folder, undated
84 I'll Show You the Town, Short story, Typewritten MS, Two drafts in folder, 1937
85 I'm No Sucker, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1937
86 The Isle of Yellow Girls, Short story, Argosy Magazine, 1937
87 It Takes an Artist, Short story, Typewritten MS, circa 1945-1950
88 Jack O' Diamonds, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1954
89 Jeff Duane & The Lady, TV script, Typewritten MS, Script for Zane Grey Theater TV show, 1955
810 Joe Cafferty, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
811 John Gay Makes a Killing, Short story, Cavalcade, Three MSs for John Gay Stories in folder also includes: John Gay Dons the Hood and John Gay Sells a Frame, 1937
812 Johnny Ride the Prairie, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
813 Junk's Worth Money, Short Story, Typewritten MS, undated
814 The Killer's Pawn, Short story, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1934
815 King of the Mountain, Novel, Typewritten MS undated
816 Kingdom by the Sea, Novel, Bluebook Magazine, 1934
817 The Lady from Hooliganville, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
818 Last Stage West, Film treatment, Typewritten MS, circa 1950
819 Let the Young Men Smoke, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1943
boxfolder
91 Life Follows Art, Short story, Typewritten MS, circa 1945-1950
92 Life of Vernon Hathaway, Short story, Typewritten MS, circa 1945-1950
93 Live Cargo, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
94 Locker 911, Novelette, Manhunt Magazine, Org. Title: Fresh Start, 1957
95 Loco Killer, The, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
96 Lonely Lady, Pity Me, TV script, Shooting script, 77 Sunset Strip TV show, 1958
97 Long Ago and Far Away, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1956
98 The Long Twilight, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1956
99 Low Pockets, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1953
910 Lucky McNally, Short story, Argosy Magazine, 1938
911 The Mabra Pinch, Short story, Black Book Detective, 1936
912 Macbeth, Screenplay, Shooting script, Screenplay for Orson Welle's production of Macbeth, 1947
913 The Madrona Tree, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1953
914 Magoffin, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1967
915 Make Your Bet, Short story, Typewritten MS, B-file, 1943
916 Man Power, Short story, Typewritten MS, B-file, 1944
917 Man With a Shiv, Novelette, Manhunt Magazine, Correspondence in folder, 1956
918 The Manbuster, Short story, This Week, 1957
919 Man-Eater, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1955
920 McGlusky's Lucky Day, Novelette, Argosy Magazine, 1937
921 McNally, I'm Afraid, Novelette, Argosy Magazine, 1941
922 McSmith Was Right, Short story, Bluebook Magazine, 1941
923 The Meanest Racket, Short story, Typewritten MS, "for Detective Fiction magazine", undated
boxfolder
101 Medals for McNally, Short story, Argosy Magazine, 1938
102 Medicine Man, TV script, Shooting script, Steve Donovan- Western Marshal TV series, 1955
103 Melody Morgan, Short story, Typewritten MS, three drafts in folder, 1938
104 Microphone Masquerade, Serialized Story, Radio Mirror, Novel serialized over four issues, 1936
105 Mister Murder Goes to Town, Novel, Detective Tales, 1949
106 Money into Thin Air, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1964
107 Mountain Doctor, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
108 The Mountains, the Plains and the Time (1 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
109 The Mountains, the Plains and the Time (2 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
1010 My Friend Flicka, TV script treatment, Typewritten MS, Writer's Brief included in folder, undated
boxfolder
111 Navajo Country, Novel, Typewritten MS, 1964
112 Needle Nose Mac, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1964
113 Neurotic, The, Novel, Typewritten MS, a.k.a. The Expanse of Fear, Novel by Mrs. Wormser/Judith Gordon, undated
114 The New Spurs, Short story, Bluebook Magazine, Correspondence in folder, 1954
115 Nick Carter Magazine (1 of 2), Pulp Magazine edited by Wormser, circa 1934
116 Nick Carter Magazine (2 of 2), Pulp Magazine edited by Wormser, circa 1934
117 The Night Beals Mountain Burned, Short story, Argosy Magazine, 1962
118 Night Call, Short story, Bluebook Magazine, Correspondence in folder, 1956
119 No Dogs Allowed, Short story, Typewritten MS, B-file, undated
1110 Old Country, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1953
1111 Old Pumprop (1 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
1112 Old Pumprop (2 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
boxfolder
121 Once and Again, Short story, Typewritten MS, B-file, undated
122 The Outlandish Mountain, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1953
123 Outside the Law, Short story, Argosy Magazine, Correspondence in folder 1954
124 The Paper World, Novel, Typewritten MS, 1952
125 The Paper World, (Copy- Fragile), Novel, Typewritten MS, 1952
126 Paradise for a Dime, TV script, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
127 Paradise for a Dime (teleplay), Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1955
128 Parson From Boot Hill, Short story, Adventure Magazine, 1957
129 Pass Through Manhattan (1 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, 1940
boxfolder
131 Pass Through Manhattan (2 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, 1940
132 Patrol (a.k.a. Man Hunt), Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
133 The Peace in Anderson, Screenplay, Shooting Script, 1955
134 The Peaceful Countryside, Mystery Novelette, Typewritten MS, B-file, undated
135 The Pillroller, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
136 A Pinch From the Grave, Short story, Black Book Detective, 1936
137 Procession, Short story, Bluebook Magazine, 1955
138 Programmed for Death, TV script, Shooting script, Green Hornet TV show, 1966
139 The Proud Sheriff, TV script, Typewritten MS, Episode from Cheyenne TV show, 1959
1310 Push Your Luck, Short story, Typewritten MS, Formerly titled "Pigeon Money", undated
1311 The Quest of Willie Hunter, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, undated
1312 The Quiet Guys, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1944
1313 The Racket Smashers, (Parts 1, 2, and 4), Serialized Story, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1936
boxfolder
141 The Racket Smashers, (Parts 5, 6, 7 and 8), Serialized Story, Detective Fiction Weekly, correspodence in folder 1936
142 The Racket Smashers, (Parts 5, 6, 7 and 8), Serialized Story, Detective Fiction Weekly, correspodence in folder 1936
143 The Ranch by the Sea, (short story), Short story, Typewritten MS, Includes published version as "Kingdom by the Sea" 1970
144 The Ranch by the Sea (1 of 2), Short story, Typewritten MS, 1970
145 Ranch by the Sea (2 of 2), Galley draft, Typewritten MS, 1970
146 The Rare Wines of Manhattan, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1957
147 The Red Pony, Screenplay, Shooting script, 1949
148 Red Skies of Montana, Screenplay, Shooting script, 1950
149 Reporter at Large, Short Novel, Bluebook Magazine, 1941
boxfolder
151 The Riddle of the Redhead, Novelette, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1936
152 Ride a Northbound Horse, Novel, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1964
153 Riot at Arroyo Seco, TV script, Typewritten MS, Episode from Cheyenne TV show, aired Feb. 1, 1960, 1959
154 The Road to Carmichael's, treatment, Typewritten MS, 1947
155 The Road to Riches, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
156 The Rough Hand, Novelette, Argosy Magazine, 1937
157 The Royal Bodyguard, Novelette, All Star Adventure Fiction, 1936
158 Rustlers on Horseback, Film treatment, Typewritten MS, 1950
159 The Sagebrush Quarter, Novel, Typewritten MS, Published as "The Lonesome Quarter", 1951
boxfolder
161 The Scalphunters, Novel, Typewritten MS, MS is severely damaged, 1967
162 Second Wind, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1961
163 Sewed Up, Short Novel, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1935
164 Shadow in Blood, Short story, Star Detective Magazine, 1936
165 Shadow of a Man (Screenplay), Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1950
166 Shadow of a Man, Script, Typewritten MS, undated
167 Shadowed, Short story, Manhunt Magazine, 1957
168 She May Pass Me By, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1955
169 She Was No Fat Lady, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1954
1610 The Sheriff Takes a Walk, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1959
1611 The She-Stock Drive, (1 of 2) Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
1612 The She-Stock Drive (2 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
boxfolder
171 The She-Stock Drive, unpublished, Rough Draft, Typewritten MS, undated
172 The Ship of Old Men, Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
173 Shirt Tail Rancher, Script, Typewritten MS, 1955
174 Showdown Creek, Screenplay, Shooting script, undated
175 The Silent Arrow, Treatment, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, undated
176 Silver Dollar, TV Script, Typewritten MS, 1955
177 The Singing Cats of Siam, Short story, Argosy Magazine, 1938
178 Six Superior Skirts, TV Script, final draft and working drafts, 77 Sunset Strip, 1959
179 Slattery's Range, Novel, Typewritten MS, Originally written as "The Breaks of the Humboldt", 1955
1710 Smart Sucker, Short story, Manhunt Magazine, Correspondence in folder, 1957
1711 So Hard to Find, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
1712 Sodom and Gomorrah (1 of 2), Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1961
boxfolder
181 Sodom and Gomorrah (2 of 2), Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1961
182 Sonny Boy, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
183 South for a Killer, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
184 Spider on the Trail, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1956
185 Spirit of '76, The, Short Story, Typewritten MS, 1956
186 A Square Gets Around, Novel, Typewritten MS, Partial draft with correspondence, 1957
187 A Square Gets Around, (fragment), Novel, Typewritten MS, 1961
188 State Monument, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1955
189 The Stones Cry Out, Novel, Typewritten MS, Filmed as "Let Them Live", 1937
1810 Story in the Stars, Short story, Typewritten MS, B-file, undated
1811 Sunup, Treatment, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1952
1812 Sure Shot, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1957
1813 Surtee, TV script, Shooting script, The High Chaparral TV show, 1958
1814 Suspicion 480, Short story, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1952
1815 The Sweet Horns of Mexico, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
1816 The Tattooed Sheep, Short Story, Argosy Magazine, 1938
1817 Ten Dollars, Short story, Liberty Magazine, 1935
boxfolder
191 Ten Little Indians, TV script, Shooting script, The High Chaparral TV show, 1968
192 Tequila, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1952
193 The Texas Ranger Story, Screenplay, Shooting script, undated
194 There's an Art in It, Short story, Typewritten MS, 1941
195 The Thief of Bagdad, Screenplay, Shooting script, 1940
196 Thunder, treatment, Typewritten MS, Treatment and script, Thunder TV show episode "Summer Pasture", undated
197 Time to Do Business, Novel, Typewritten MS, 1953
198 To Make a Ploughshare, Short story, Typewritten MS, Two versions in this folder, undated
199 Tornado Frances, TV script, Shooting script, The High Chaparral TV show, 1968
1910 Turntable, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
1911 Twisted, Short story, Detective Fiction Weekly, 1935
1912 Two Pairs to Beat, Short story, Liberty Magazine, 1935
1913 Two Strangers Meet, Short story, Lariat Story magazine, 1934
1914 Under the Crooked Cross, Short story, Bluebook Magazine, 1940
1915 Undercover, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
1916 The Valley of Magic Men, Short story, Typewritten MS, Argosy Magazine, 1937
1917 Vigilante Hideout, Short story, Comic Book, circa 1950
boxfolder
201 The Voodoo Eagle, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
202 Walk Your Own Path, Novel, Typewritten MS, "Navajo Boy's Book", 1972
203 Walk Your Own Road (Unpublished), Novel, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, undated
204 Wasteland, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
205 The Web, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, undated
206 Where Time Means Nothing, Short story, Typewritten MS, Two versions in this folder, 1944
207 Wild, Wild West, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, incomplete screenplay, folder includes a 77 Sunset Strip script fragment, undated
208 Window in the Night, A, Short story, Typewritten MS, undated
209 Wrap Up the Town (Screenplay), Short Story, Typewritten MS, undated
2010 Wrap Up the Town (1 of 2), Novel, Completed MS, undated
boxfolder
211 Wrap Up the Town (2 of 2), Novel, Completed MS, undated
212 Wyoming, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, Also contains character sketch in folder, 1949
213 You Have to Learn Sometime, Long Novellette, Argosy Magazine, 1935
214 You're in the Circus Now, Serialized Story, Argosy Magazine, 1938
Subseries 2 Untitled manuscripts, Undated
boxfolder
221 No Title, Novel, Typewritten MS, Interesting introduction, undated
222 No Title (337 p., incomplete) (1 of 2), book length MS, Typewritten MS, 1962
223 No Title (337 p., incomplete) (2 of 2), book length MS, Typewritten MS, 1962
224 Title Unknown A, Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
225 Title Unknown B, Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
226 Title Unknown (1 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
227 Title Unknown (2 of 2), Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
228 Title Unknown (possibly Southwest: the Restless Sleeper), Novel, Typewritten MS, undated
boxfolder
231 Untitled (Border Book), nonfiction, Typewritten MS, This is a draft of a Southwest history book, undated
232 Boys' Book (Untitled), Juvenile Novel, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, undated
233 MS Fragments, fragments, Typewritten MS, undated
234 Miscellaneous, Short story, Typewritten MS, Contains "Cooking with a Yunnan Steamer" and two other stories, undated
235 Two Untitled Copies (1 Incomplete), Typewritten MS, undated
236 TV Misc., TV scripts, Typewritten MS, Scripts from Rawhide and Death Valley Days, undated
Subseries 3 Nonfiction manuscripts, 1955-1975
boxfolder
241 Almanac Confederates, Research material, Photocopied material, research material on Confederate fugitives for the People's Almanac, circa 1975
242 Canyons for McGraw Hill, Encyclopedia articles, Typewritten MS, 1964
243 Handbook of Horses, Encyclopedia articles, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1958
244 How to Enjoy an Art Museum or Gallery, Essay, Typewritten MS, Correspondence in folder, 1957
245 Mormon Colonies in Mexico, Encyclopedia articles, Typewritten MS, research material on Mormon settlers for the People's Almanac. Some bio info on Junius Romney, circa 1975
246 New Mexico, Article, Typewritten MS, undated
247 Outlines (states), Encyclopedia articles, Typewritten MS, Outlines for encyclopedia articles about California and New Mexico, 1961
248 Southwest: The Restless Sleeper (1 of 3), Monograph, Typewritten MS, 1967
249 Southwest: The Restless Sleeper (2 of 3), Monograph, Typewritten MS, 1967
2410 Southwest: The Restless Sleeper (3 of 3), Monograph, Typewritten MS, 1967
2411 Trip to the Magic Rugs, Article, Typewritten MS, 1962
2412 Tubac, non-fiction book, Typewritten MS, Historical survey of Tubac, AZ undated
2413 Very West, Somewhat South, Monograph, Typewritten MS, An abbreviated version of Southwest: The Restless Sleeper, 1963
2414 World on Your Table, The, Monograph, Typewritten MS, Treatise on aquariums, undated
Subseries 4 Manuscripts on Cooking, 1955-1969
boxfolder
251 Cooking With a Silver Spoon, Cook book, Typewritten MS, "by Rosalea," 1955
252 How to Cook a Running Dinner, Short story, Typewritten MS, Sold to Ford Times, 1955
253 Southwest Cookery, Cook book, Typewritten MS, Other drafts in folder, undated
254 Southwest Cookery, or At Home on the Range, Cook book, Typewritten MS, possibly gallery drafts, 1969
255 Use Pluck in the Kitchen, Cooking article, Typewritten MS, submission to Gourmet Magazine, 1955
256 You Gotta Have Gout, Cooking article, Typewritten MS, 1955
Series 2 Personal and Business Materials, 1951-1977
These are the personal and business papers of Richard Wormser. They comprise his autobiographical material and his business correspondence.
Subseries 1, Autobiographical material, 1957-1967
This subseries is a group of autobiographies Wormser wrote at different points in his career as well as a few attempts at longer forms of autobiography. Among the latter are "How to become a Complete Nonentity" and "Worlds" which give a vivid portrait of life in upper Manhattan's Jewish community in the early 20th Century and a colorful portrayal of what it was like working in magazine trade during the Great Depression.
boxfolder
261 Autobiography, Autobiography, Typewritten MS, 1957
262 Biography, Autobiography, Typewritten MS, circa 1967
263 How to Become a Complete Nonentity, Autobiography, Typewritten MS, undated
264 One of My Lost Worlds, Autobiography, Typewritten MS, material about his childhood in NYC. An additional story is grouped into this folder, undated
265 Worlds, Autobiography, Typewritten MS, three drafts of part of an autobiography, undated
Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1951-1977
While most of the correspondence relating to individual manuscripts was grouped along with the manuscripts in question, Mr. Wormser himself separated out the larger collections of business and fan letters into their own folders. They are labeled by the name of the story they to which they pertain.
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266 Correspondence/Contracts, 1954-1977
267 Border Book Correspondence, 1967
268 Cavalcade- Indians, Correspondence, 1956
269 The Lonesome Quarter, Correspondence, 1950-1955
2610 Mapleson's Memoirs, Correspondence, 1965
2611 Mapleson's Memoirs, Correspondence, 1957-1958
2612 No Bad Peace Correspondence, 1967
2613 Ride a Northbound Horse Correspondence, 1964
Series 1 Oversized Materials, 1936-1955
These are stories published in larger format magazines and manuscripts written on legal-sized paper.
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271 The Blackbird, Short story, Saturday Evening Post, 1942
272 Come Home Not Marching, Short story, Collier's, 1948
273 The Courtship of Baptiste Brown, Short Story, Saturday Evening Post, 1941
274 Golden Tide, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1952
275 High Iron, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1953
276 Let the Young Men Smoke, Short Story, Saturday Evening Post, 1943
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281 Red Horizon, Screenplay, Typewritten MS, 1953
282 The Road to Carmichael's, Novel, Saturday Evening Post, 1953
283 Sleep All Winter, Screenplay (1 of 2), 1949
285 Sleep All Winter (2 of 2), Novel, Esquire Magazine, 1949
286 With Dignity, Short Story, Collier's 1936