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The Blotner Papers

A Folder Inventory Prepared by Elizabeth Pate

The Brodsky Collection includes the research files that Joseph Blotner compiled in creating Faulkner: A Biography (2 vols., 1974; one-vol. rev. ed., 1984). These files are cataloged below using the titles that appear on Blotner's original folders.

NOTE:  We are in the process of listing the correspondence and interview records contained in the individual folders.  Click on the hyperlinks below to see the contents of the separate boxes/folders.  For an alphabetical cross-referenced index of names and titles, click here.

Number     Label 
(box-folder)

Box 1

1-1 Colonel William C. Falkner
1-2 Maud Butler Falkner
1-3 John Wesley Thompson, Justiana Word
1-4 Boozer, William
1-5 Malcolm Cowley
1-6 Robert X. Williams, Sallie Murry Williams, Aunt Tee
1-7 Bitterweeds, Malcolm F[ranklin]
1-8 Malcolm A. Franklin and Judge F[ranklin]
1-9 Howard Duvall
1-10 Judge J. W. T. Falkner II
1-11 Genealogy
1-12 Henry Falkner
1-13 Phil Stone, Emily Whitehurst Stone
1-14 Colonel John Wesley Thompson Falkner
1-15 William Fielden family
1-16 Major and Mrs. L.E. Oldham, Tochie
1-17 Faulkner, Estelle Oldham
1-18 Faulkner, John(ny) W.T. III; Jimmy, Chooky
1-19 Falkner, Murry C.
1-20 Falkner, Murry C., Jr.
1-21 Falkner, Young Dean; Louise
1-22 Foote, Shelby
1-23 Morton Goldman
1-24 Gresset, Michel
1-25 Longstreet, Stephen

1-26 Jonsson, Else
1-27 Jim Meriwether
1-28 Oldham, Dorothy Zollicoffer
1-29 WF, illness, medical history
1-30 Lyman family
1-31 Meta [Carpenter] Rebner
1-32 Jo Pagano
1-33 Michael Millgate
1-34 Picon, Leon
1-35 Vanden Heuvel, Jean
[Jean Stein]
1-36 Ford, Ruth
1-37 One-Vol. WF Editing and Production
1-38 WF Stories and Letters Rackham
1-39 Copies of Reviews
1-40 One-Vol. WF Biography
1-41 WF Short Stories

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Box 2

2-1 Selected Letters of WF
2-2 Wasson, Ben
2-3 Material to be Dated or Located
2-4 Essays A-K [1 of 2]
2-5 Essays A-K [2 of 2]
2-6 Essays M-Z [1 of 4]
2-7 Essays M-Z [2 of 4]
2-8 Essays M-Z [3 of 4]
2-9 Essays M-Z [4 of 4]
2-10 Editing and Permissions: One-Vol. WF
2-11 Untitled 1-act play for Marionettes
2-12 The Mansion (1959)
2-13 Mayday 27 Jan. 1926
2-14 "Mississippi" (April 1954)
2-15 "Miss Zilphia Gant" (Nov. 1928)
2-16 "Moonlight" (1919?)
2-17 "Morningstar" (Hawks) 1948
2-18 Mosquitoes (1927)
2-19 Gertrude Stegbauer
2-20 "Mr. Acarius" 1952-53 and Post
2-21 "Mountain Victory" Oct. 1930 p. 3 Dec. '32 Post
2-22 "Mule in the Yard" (Scrib Ag 1934)
2-23 Notes on a Horse Thief (1951) (1947)
2-24 "The Old People"
2-25 "Once Aboard the Lugger" 1926? 1931
2-26 "On Fear" Harper's June 1956
2-27 "Pantaloon in Black"
2-28 "Pennsylvania Station" (Feb '34) Nov '28
2-29 "Peter"/"Ny[unreadable]" "Don Giovanni" N.C. 1928?
2-30 The Portable Faulkner 1946

2-31 Pylon 1935
2-32 Pylon
2-33 "Race at Morning" Sep. 1954
2-34 Ramey Poems and Drawings "Mississippi Poems" Oct. 1924
2-35 "Red Leaves"
w. July 1930, p. 28 Oct. 1930 Post
2-36 The Reivers (1962)

2-37 Requiem for a Nun (Book) 1951
2-38 Requiem for a Nun (Play) 1957
2-39 "A Rose for Emily"
(Forum, 8 Apr 1930)
2-40 "Rose of Lebanon" and "A Return" w. Nov. 1930?
2-41 Salmagundi and Contempo 1932
2-42 Sanctuary (1931) [1 of 2]

2-43 Sanctuary (1931) [2 of 2]

2-44 Sartoris (1925)
2-45 "Sepulture South" 1954
2-46 "Shall Not Perish" 1943
2-47 Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles 1926
2-48 "Shingles for the Lord" 1943
2-49 "Smoke" w. 1-1930? p. 4-1932
2-50 Snopes (trilogy) Oct. 1960
2-51 "Snow" 1942
2-52 Soldiers' Pay 1926

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Box 3

3-1 The Sound and the Fury 1929
3-2 The Sound and the Fury II [1 of 2]
3-3 The Sound and the Fury II [2 of 2]
3-4 "Idyll in the Desert" 1931
3-5 Father Abraham
3-6 The Faulkner Reader 1953
3-7 "Fire and the Hearth" "An Absolution" "Apotheosis"
3-8 "Fool About the Horse" 8-1936
3-9 "Frankie" 1925?
3-10 "A Fox-Hunt" w. 1-1930 p. 9-1931
3-11 "A Ghost Story" 12-1935?
3-12 Go Down, Moses 5-1942
3-13 "Go Down, Moses"
3-14 Gold, A Point of Law
3-15 "The Golden Book" 1932
3-16 "Golden Land" 5-1935
3-17 "The Graduation Dress" 1960
3-18 A Green Bough 1933
3-19 The Hamlet 1940
3-20 "The Husbandman" 1942
3-21 "The Hill"
3-22 Intruder in the Dust 1948
3-23 "A Justice" w. 12-1930? in These 13 1931
3-24 "Knight's Gambit" 1949
3-25 Helen: A Courtship 6-1926
3-26 "The Leg" 4-1934
3-27 "Landing in Luck" 11-27-1919
3-28 Light in August 1932
3-29 "The Lilacs" 8-1925
3-30 "The Lion" Harper's 12-1935
3-31 "Literature and War" 1925?
3-32 "Lizards in Jamshyd's Courtyard" w. 1927?  p. 2-27-1932
3-33 "Lo!" 11-1934
3-34 "Love" (Manservant) 192?-1933
3-35 The Marble Faun 1924
3-36 Marionettes 1920?
3-37 Faulkner Teaching Notes
3-38 Early Poetry I
3-39 Early Poetry II
3-40 Things to Do and Location Sheet
3-41 ABC tv synopsis 3-1958
3-42 Absalom, Absalom! 1936
3-43 Absalom, Absalom! II
3-44 "A Dangerous Man" 1930
3-45 "Ad Astra" w. 1930? p. 4-1931
3-46 "A Dead Dancer" 1919?
3-47 "Adolescence" 1922?
3-48 "All the Dead Pilots" w. 4-1931?
3-49 "Afternoon of a Cow" 1947
3-50 "And Now What's to Do" 1925
3-51 "Artist at Home" 1931
3-52 "L'Apres-midi d'un Faune" 1919
3-53 As I Lay Dying 1930
3-54 "Beyond the Gate" 1930
3-55 "The Big Shot" 1926?
3-56 Big Woods 1955
3-57 "Black Music" 11-1931
3-58 "The Brooch" 1931
3-59 "By the People" 1954
3-60 "Centaur in Brass" 8-1931?
3-61 "The Christmas Tree" 1933-1934?
3-62 "The College Widow" (and Nightbird)
3-63 Collected Stories of WF 1950
3-64 Contempo--see Salmagundi
3-65 "Continuous Performance" 1946
3-66 "Death Drag" w. 12-1930?
3-67 "Delta Autumn"
3-68 "Devil Beats His Wife" 1926
3-69 Doctor Martino and Other Stories 1934
3-70 Don Giovanni--see "Peter"
3-71 "Elmer" 1925
3-72 "Dry September" w. 2-1930?

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Box 4

4-1 "Dull Tale" 1930
4-2 "Elly" 2-1929
4-3 Evangeline 1931
4-4 A Fable 1954 [1 of 2]
4-5 A Fable [2 of 2]
4-6 "That Evening Sun" 1931
4-7 "Spotted Horses" 6-1931
4-8 "There Was a Queen" 1933
4-9 These Thirteen 9-1931
4-10 "Thrift" 1930
4-11 The Town 1957
4-12 "Turn About" 1932
4-13 "Uncle Willy" 1935
4-14 The Unvanquished 1938
4-15 "Was" "Almost"
4-16 "Vision in Spring"
4-17 "Wash" 1934
4-18 "Wild Palms" 1937-1938
4-19 The Wild Palms 1939
4-20 The Wishing Tree 1927
4-21 "With Caution and Dispatch" 1932, 1940, 1948
4-22 Greenville, Miss.
4-23 Pascagoula file
4-24 New York
4-25 New York trip
4-26 Oxford working file
4-27 Texas and Mexico
4-28 Algonquin people
4-29 Washington [D.C.]
4-30 Miscellaneous short speeches and papers
4-31 Univ. of VA, WF, Miss. [1 of 2]
4-32 Univ. of VA, WF, Miss. [2 of 2]
4-33 Copies of lectures [1 of 2]
4-34 Copies of lectures [2 of 2]
4-35 Lectures 1980- [1 of 2]
4-36 Lectures 1980- [2 of 2]
4-37 "One Way to Catch a Horse"
4-38 Bibliography of WF's Short Fiction
4-39 Faulkner lectures--texts [1 of 3]
4-40 Faulkner lectures--texts [2 of 3]
4-41 Faulkner lectures--texts [3 of 3]
4-42 Symposium 1979 [1 of 2]
4-43 Symposium 1979 [2 of 2]
4-44 Symposium 1979 II

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Box 5

5-1 WF Symposium 1982
5-2 France
5-3 Misc. clippings; Muna Lee and Misc. [1 of 2]
5-4 Misc. clippings; Muna Lee and Misc. [2 of 2]
5-5 William Faulkner
5-6 Papers on WF
5-7 Ole Miss Conference and Workshop
5-8 Ole Miss trip/publicity
5-9 WF's poetry
5-10 WF's transcripts
5-11 Faulkner library catalogue
5-12 Edited T.S.
5-13 Stockholm
5-14 Yugoslavia and Greece
5-15 Paris
5-16 newspapers [1 of 2]
5-17 newspapers [2 of 2]
5-18 Unedited Sessions #1,2,3 [1 of 2]
5-19 Unedited Sessions #1,2,3 [2 of 2]
5-20 Faulkner biography correspondence 1963
5-21 Faulkner biography correspondence 1964 [1 of 2]
5-22 Faulkner biography correspondence 1964 [2 of 2]
5-23 Faulkner biography correspondence 1965
5-24 Faulkner biography correspondence 1966
5-25 Faulkner biography correspondence 1967 

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Box 6

6-1 Faulkner biography correspondence 1968
6-2 Faulkner biography correspondence 1969
6-3 Faulkner biography correspondence 1970
6-4 Faulkner biography correspondence 1971
6-5 Faulkner biography correspondence 1972
6-6 Faulkner biography correspondence 1973 & 1974
6-7 Adams, R.P.
6-8 Bowen, Mrs. (Joan Williams)
6-9 Hellman, Lillian
6-10 Carlos Baker
6-11 Commins [Dorothy], Mr. and Mrs. Saxe
6-12 Louis Cochran
6-13 Eric Devine
6-14 Haas, Mrs. Robert K.
6-15 Reed, Mack
6-16 Howard, Leon
6-17 Linton Massey
6-18 Elizabeth Langhorn
6-19 Bob Buckner
6-20 William Spratling
6-21 Larry Thompson
6-22 Von Auw, Ivan
6-23 Glick and Baird
6-24 Webb, Jim
6-25 Misc. brief correspondence [list inside]
6-26 Revisions and Corresp. III [1 of 2]
6-27 Revisions and Corresp. III [2 of 2]
6-28 Permissions, 2-Vol.l
6-29 Revisions II
6-30 Misc. material
6-31 Notes for Revisions
6-32 Transcribed notes 1964
6-33 Transcribed notes 1965
6-34 Transcribed notes 1966 [1 of 2]
6-35 Transcribed notes 1966 [2 of 2]
6-36 Transcribed notes 1967
6-37 Transcribed notes 1968

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Box 7

7-1 Miscellaneous
7-2 New WF Material I [1 of 2]
7-3 New WF Material I [2 of 2]
7-4 New WF Material II [1 of 2]
7-5 New WF Material II [2 of 2]
7-6 Michigan State notebook and locator for files
7-7 1882 and earlier
7-8 1883-1884
7-9 1885
7-10 1886
7-11 1887
7-12 1888
7-13 1889
7-14 1890
7-15 1891
7-16 1892
7-17 1893
7-18 1894
7-19 1895
7-20 1896
7-21 1897
7-22 1898
7-23 1899
7-24 1900
7-25 1901
7-26 1902
7-27 1903
7-28 1904
7-29 1905
7-30 1906
7-31 1907
7-32 1908
7-33 1909
7-34 1910
7-35 1911
7-36 1912
7-37 1913
7-38 1914
7-39 1915
7-40 1916
7-41 1917
7-42 1918
7-43 RAF
7-44 1919
7-45 1920
7-46 1921
7-47 1922
7-48 1923
7-49 1924
7-50 1925
7-51 1925--Europe and return

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Box 8

8-1 WF European letters and cards
8-2 1926
8-3 1927
8-4 1928
8-5 1929
8-6 1930
8-7 1931 [1 of 2]
8-8 1931 [2 of 2]
8-9 1932 [1 of 2]
8-10 1932 [2 of 2]
8-11 Grabhorn Press S & F 1932-1935
8-12 1933
8-13 1934
8-14 1935
8-15 1936
8-16 1937
8-17 1938
8-18 1939
8-19 1940
8-20 1941
8-21 1942 [1 of 2]
8-22 1942 [2 of 2]
8-23 1943
8-23a 1944
8-23b 1945
8-24 1946
8-25 1947
8-26 1948
8-27 The Minmagary 1948

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Box 9

9-1 Intruder in the Dust and Oxford
9-2 Nobel Prize
9-3 Manuscript of Nobel draft
9-4 Nobel duplicates
9-5 1949
9-6 1950
9-7 1951
9-8 1952
9-9 1953
9-10 1954
9-11 Peru, Brazil 1954
9-12 1955
9-13 Japan 1955
9-14 Iceland 1955
9-15 Germany
9-16 France 1955
9-17 London 1955
9-18 Italy 1955
9-19 Philippines 1955
9-20 People-to-People Comm. 1956
9-21 1956
9-22 1957
9-23 Greece 1957
9-24 1958
9-25 1959
9-26 Denver UNESCO 1959
9-27 1960
9-28 Venezuela 1961

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Box 10

10-1 1961
10-2 1962 [1 of 2]
10-3 1962 [2 of 2]
10-4 1963
10-5 Hollywood working file
10-6 Hollywood Correspondence
10-7 New Orleans
10-8 Memphis
10-9 Notes on works read
10-10 Sending schedule, correspondence and Harper's
10-11 List of the Rowan Oak manuscripts
10-12 Rowan Oak
10-13 Oxford phone book 1976
10-14 Oxford and Lafayette County and Miss.
10-15 WF Biography [1 of 2]
10-16 WF Biography [2 of 2]
10-17 Essays M-Z [1 of 2]
10-18 Essays M-Z [2 of 2]
10-19 Chronology and Notes Vol. I
10-20 L of A [Library of America] Faulkner Vol. I
10-21 Vol. II and L o A
10-22 L of A Faulkner Vol. II
10-23 The Library of America [1 of 2]
10-24 The Library of America [2 of 2]
10-25 Soldiers' Pay (Garland)
10-26 Mosquitos (Garland)
10-27 Short Stories (Garland)
10-28 Flags (Garland)
10-29 Light in August (Garland)
10-30 WF Archives/Garland
10-31 Garland
10-32 The Library of America folder

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