Finding-aid for the William Krasner Papers (MSS065)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Walk the dark streets[novel]. [1948].

The gambler[novel]. [1950].

North of welfare[novel]. [1954].

The stag party[novel]. [1957].

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Descriptive Summary

TitleWilliam Krasner Papers
Identification: MSS065

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Biographical Note

Biographical information on William Krasner can be found in Contemporary Authors, vols. 37-40, p. 282.

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Scope and Contents Note

Manuscripts, 1949-1957.

The collection consists of manuscripts and editorial matter relating to novels by William Krasner. Included are heavily revised typescripts, a typescript setting copy with printer's notations, sample pages, and a mock-up of the front matter for Walk the dark streets, 6 items; typescripts with heavy revision, a typescript synopsis, and a typescript setting copy with notations of The gambler, 4 items; autograph notes, a typescript synopsis, typescripts with light autograph revision, a mock-up of the front matter, and a typescript setting copy with notations of North of welfare, 9 items; and typescript synopses, typescripts with heavy autograph revision, and a typescript setting copy with notations of The stag party, 4 items.

23 items

7 boxes

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

June, 1975

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1-2/-.

Walk the dark streets[novel]., [1948]. (4 items)

Consists of typescript drafts and proofs towards novel.
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1/1.
Don't walk the dark streets[novel]. Tss. & tss.[carbon] with heavy auto. revision. Titled later changed to Walk the dark streets., [1948]. (1 item, 455 pp.)
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Walk the dark streets[novel]. Tss. & tss.[carbon] with light auto. revision., [1948]. (1 item, 319 pp.)
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Walk the dark streets[novel]. Ts. & auto. draft of chapter XI titled “Edna”. Later substantially altered., [1948]. (1 item, 12 pp.)
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Walk the dark streets[novel]. Mock-up of front matter., [1948]. (1 item, 6 pp.)
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Walk the dark streets[novel]. Sample pages., [1948]. (1 item, 12 pp.)
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Walk the dark streets[novel]. Ts. setting copy with printer's notations and with moderate revisions presumably by Krasner., [1948]. (1 item, 245 pp.)

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The gambler[novel]., [1950]. (4 items)

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The gambler[novel]. Ts., setting copy, with printer's notations., [1950]. (1 item, 273 pp.)
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The gambler[novel]. Ts.[carbon] synopsis of the novel, titled “The skylight room.”, [1950]. (1 item, 7 pp.)
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The gamber[novel]. Tss. with heavy auto. revision., [1950]. (1 item, 320pp.)
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The gambler[novel]. Ts.[carbon] with moderate auto. revision., [1950]. (1 item, 275 pp.)

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North of welfare[novel]., [1954]. (7 files)

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4/1.
North of welfare[novel]. Auto. notes toward the novel; a ts. synopsis titled “Of men and of angels”; a ts. titled “Synopsis and description of unwritten portion.”, [1954]. (3 items, 25 pp.)
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North of welfare[novel]. Ts.[carbon] with light auto. revision. Lacking chapter 1., [1954]. (1 item, 529 pp.)
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North of welfare[novel]. Ts. with light auto. revision., [1954]. (1 item, 470 pp.)
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North of welfare[novel]. Notes concerning the printing of the novel., [1954]. (1 item, 3 pp.)
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North of welfare[novel]. Ts. of front matter with auto. notations, revisions, and corrections., [1954]. (1 item, 18 pp.)
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North of welfare[novel]. Mock-up of front matter., [1954]. (1 item, 7 pp.)
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North of welfare[novel]. Ts., setting copy, with printer's notations., [1954]. (1 item, 456 pp.)

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7/1-3.

The stag party[novel]., [1957]. (3 files)

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The stag party[novel]. Tss.[carbon] of synopses of the novel, one an incomplete letter to an unidentified correspondent., [1957]. (2 items, 4 pp.)
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The stag party[novel]. Ts.[carbon], ts. & auto. draft, incomplete, with heavy auto. revision., [1957]. (1 item, 142 pp.)
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The stag party[novel]. Ts., setting copy, with heavy auto. corrections and revisions., [1957]. (1 item, 242 pp.)

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