WATKINS, FLOYD C.
Floyd C. Watkins papers
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Subseries 2.4
Thomas Wolfe research and writings
Boxes 31 - 35

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains writings, correspondence, subject files, printed material, and audiovisual material relating to the publication of Thomas Wolfe's Characters. Writings include typescripts of Floyd Watkins writings on Thomas Wolfe, articles, lectures, and the typescript for Thomas Wolfe's Characters. Most of this material dates from the 1950's, though some is as recent as the 1970's.

Most of the correspondence in this subseries relates to the publication of Thomas Wolfe's Characters, though there is also correspondence related to Floyd Watkins' other research and writings on Wolfe. Correspondents include Myra Champion and Mabel Wolfe Wheaton. There are a large number of letters here between Floyd Watkins and the University of Oklahoma Press. Some of these regard possible legal action against Floyd Watkins and the press.

The printed material collected by Floyd Watkins on Thomas Wolfe mostly dates from the 1970's and 1980's. One item, however, dates from 1938, and there is also some material from the 1950's and 1960's. This material is composed largely of magazines and clippings. The arrangement is alphabetical by author or title.

The subject files includes some notes from Floyd Watkins' research on Wolfe, papers regarding funding for research, a contract and royalty statements for Thomas Wolfe's Characters, and a variety of source material that Floyd Watkins collected on Wolfe. Source material includes a geological survey map of Asheville and a transcript of Thomas Wolfe's school record from the University of North Carolina.

The audiovisual material includes photocopies of a number of photographs of Wolfe and Asheville scenes.

Arrangement Note

Organized into (1) Writings by Floyd Watkins, (2) Correspondence, (3) Printed material, (4) Subject files, and (5) Audiovisual material.

Writings by Floyd Watkins
Box Folder Content
31 1 "The Role of Eugene Gant in 'The Web of Earth,'" n.d. (by FCW?)
31 2 "Thomas Wolfe": paper delivered at SAMLA, November 1966
31 3 "Thomas Wolfe and Asheville Again and Again and Again," Southern Literary Journal
31 4 "Thomas Wolfe and the Southern Literary Tradition": paper delivered at MLA 1957
31 5 Thomas Wolfe's Characters: index
31 6 Thomas Wolfe's Characters: lists of people and places that served as models for Wolfe's writing
31 7 Thomas Wolfe's Characters: typescript with revisions
31 8 "Three Letters by Thomas Wolfe"
31 9 "Three Letters by Thomas Wolfe": notes and fragments
31 10 Miscellaneous notes and fragments
Correspondence
32 1 Bulman, J. T., 1959, 1966, 1968
32 2 Champion, Myra, 1953-1958
32 3 Hatchett, William, 1953
32 4 University of Oklahoma Press, 1953
32 5 University of Oklahoma Press, 1954
32 6 University of Oklahoma Press, 1955
32 7 University of Oklahoma Press, 1956 January-October
32 8 University of Oklahoma Press, 1956 November-December
32 9 University of Oklahoma Press, 1957
32 10 University of Oklahoma Press, 1958-1977
32 11 University of Oklahoma Press, n.d.
32 12 Wheaton, Mabel Wolfe, 1953, 1955-1958
32 13 Correspondence re Douglas Gorsline portrait of Thomas Wolfe
32 14 Correspondence re "Thomas Wolfe and the Nashville Agrarians"
32 15 Correspondence re "Thomas Wolfe's High Sinfulness of Poetry"
33 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence re Thomas Wolfe, 1957
33 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence re Thomas Wolfe, 1958-1959
33 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence re Thomas Wolfe, 1960-1968
33 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence re Thomas Wolfe, 1970s
Printed material
34 1 Asheville Citizen: letters to the editor re Wolfe, 1971 (photocopies)
34 2 Barber, Philip W., "Tom Wolfe Writes a Play," Harper's Magazine, May 1958
34 3 Carolina Magazine, October 1938 (Wolfe issue)
34 4 Coates, Albert, "Tom Wolfe as I Remember Him," Alumni Review (UNC Chapel Hill), November 1975
34 5 Coughlan, Robert, "Tom Wolfe's Surge to Greatness," Part I, ( Life?), n.d.
34 6 Coughlan, Robert, "Grand Vision, A Final Tragedy," Part II, ( Life?), n.d. (photocopy)
34 7 Helmcke, Hans, "Die Thomas-Wolfe Renaissance in den Verreinigten Staaten," Jahrbuch fur Amerikastudien, 1964
34 8 Kennedy, Richard S., "The 'Wolfegate' Affair," Harvard Magazine, September/October 1981
34 9 McCoy, George W., "Asheville and Thomas Wolfe," North Carolina Historical Review, April 1953
34 10 McGill, Ralph, [Two columns re Thomas Wolfe], n.d.
34 11 Mechan, James, "When Tom Wolfe Irked Hitler," The State, September 1972
34 12 Miscellaneous clippings re Thomas Wolfe
34 13 Playbill, December 29, 1958 [ Look Homeward Angel] Look Homeward Angel]
34 14 The Southern Packet: A Monthly Review of Southern Books and Ideas, April 1948
34 15 "37 Octobers," 1975: program
34 16 Thomas Wolfe, by Andrew Turnbull: reviews
34 17 Thomas Wolfe Newsletter, vol. 1, 1977
34 18 Thomas Wolfe Newsletter, vol. 2, 1978
34 19 Thomas Wolfe Newsletter, vol. 3, 1979
34 20 Thomas Wolfe Newsletter, vol. 4, 1980
34 21 Thomas Wolfe Newsletter, vol. 5, 1981
34 22 Thomas Wolfe's Characters; dust jacket
34 23 Thomas Wolfe's Characters; publisher's catalog and other promotional material
34 24 Thomas Wolfe's Characters; reviews
34 25 Thomas Wolfe's Characters; reviews
34 26 Walser, Richard, "The Wolfe Family in Raleigh," 1976
35 1 Wolfe, Thomas, "Return," Appalachian Heritage, Summer 1975 [reprinted from the Asheville Citizen Times] Asheville Citizen Times]
35 2 Wolfe, Thomas, "Welcome to Our City," Esquire, October 1957
Subject files
35 3 Asheville: geological survey map
35 4 Asheville: miscellaneous pamphlets
35 5 Research grants, 1954-1956
35 6 Thomas Wolfe Collection, Park Memorial Library: bookplates
35 7 Thomas Wolfe Memorial: pamphlet
35 8 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Cup: clippings
35 9 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Trophy: insurance policy
35 10 Thomas Wolfe's Birthday [seventy-fifth anniversary]: clippings
35 11 Thomas Wolfe's Characters; contract
35 12 Thomas Wolfe's Characters; royalty statements
35 13 University of North Carolina: transcript [Thomas Wolfe's school records]
35 14 Wolfe Research: lists of characters and prototypes
35 15 Wolfe Research: miscellaneous notes
35 16 Wolfe Research: miscellaneous notes
35 17 Wolfe Research: miscellaneous notes
Audiovisual material
35 18 Photographs of Wolfe and Asheville Scenes
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