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Charles Bowden Collection

Mary Martha Miles' Guide to the Bowden Archive

* Note, this detailed, item-level inventory of the Charles Bowden archive was created by Mary Martha Miles and her assistant, Erin Almeranti, in 2007 prior to offering the archive to the Wittliff Collections.

This original guide is provided as a reference resource to complement the Wittliff's finished Finding Aid for the Bowden Papers.


ORIGINAL 2007 FINDER’S GUIDE FOR THE BOWDEN ARCHIVE

Compiled by Mary Martha Miles and her assistant, Erin Almeranti. Annotations by Charles Bowden and Mary Martha Miles.

Consult the Finding Aid for the Bowden Papers for current box number locations for each item.

 

TABLE of CONTENTS

 

History: 2

Books: 3-131

  Published Manuscripts: 3-114

  Prepublication Manuscripts: 114-119

  Unpublished Manuscripts: 119-122

  Copies of Books published by Charles Bowden: 123-127

  Miscellaneous Copies of Books w/ Contributions from Charles Bowden: 128-131

Magazines: 132-163

Miscellaneous Research Notebooks: 164-166

Newspapers: 167-181

Newspaper Articles about Chuck: 182-185

Anthologies: 186-192

Correspondence: 193-208

Speeches: 209-217

Media of or about Chuck: 218-220

Audio Tapes of or belonging to Chuck: 221-227

Albums Belonging to Chuck: 227-233

Awards: 234-243

Photographs: 244-256

Other Writers Miscellaneous: 257-260

Miscellaneous Miscellaneous: 261-278

Grants: 279-280

Personal Memoirs by Friends: 281

Book Reviews by Bowden: 282

Financial: 283

Book Negatives: 283

 

 

HISTORY

 

Born July 20, 1945, Joliet, IL

Moved from the farm into Chicago at age 3

1957 Moved from Chicago to Tucson at age 12

B.A. History, University of Arizona, 1966

M.A. American Intellectual History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967

Doctoral work, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1968-1970

Married Zada, 1968

Instructor, American History, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1970

Researcher, University of Arizona Office of Arid Land Studies, 1973-1974

Grant Director/NEH Grants, KUAT Television, Tucson, Arizona, 1976-1978

Divorced from Zada, 1976

1977 Killing the Hidden Waters

Journalist, Tucson Citizen, afternoon daily newspaper, 1981-1983

1981 Street Signs Chicago (with Lewis Kreinberg)

1986 Blue Desert

Editor-in-Chief, City Magazine, Tucson, Arizona, 1986-1989

1987 Frog Mountain Blues (with photographs by Jack W. Dykinga)

1988 Mezcal

1989 Red Line

Jesse Bowden Niwa born to Debbie Niwa, April 26, 1987

Divorced from Kathy Dannreuther, 1989

Free-lance journalist, 1989-2014

1991 Desierto

1992 The Sonoran Desert (with photographs by Jack W. Dykinga)

1992 Expansions (with photographs by William Lesch)

1993 The Secret Forest

1993 Trust Me: Charles Keating and the Missing Billions (with Michael Binstein)

1995 Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America

1996 Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau (with photographs by Jack W. Dykinga)

1996 Chihuahua: Pictures from the Edge (with photographs by Virgil Hancock)

1997 Mary Martha Miles moves to Tucson

1998 Juarez: the Laboratory of Our Future

1999 Paul Dickerson 1961-1997

2001 Eugene Richards 55 (with photographs by Eugene Richards)

2002 Down by the River

2002 Blues for Cannibals: The Notes from the Underground

2005 A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior

2006 Inferno (with photographs by Michael Berman)

2008 Exodus (with photographs by Julián Cardona)

2009 Trinity (with photographs by Michael Berman)

2009 Some of the Dead are Still Breathing: Living in the Future

2009 The Charles Bowden Reader (Anthology) edited by Mary Martha Miles and Erin Almeranti

 

2009 Leaves Tucson to spend half of each year in Las Cruces, New Mexico and the          remaining half in the home of Jim and Linda Harrison in Patagonia, Arizona

2010 Murder City: Cuidad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields

2010 Dreamland: The way Out of Juarez with illustrations by Alice Briggs

2012 Scicario, edited with Molly Molloy

Following an illness in Patagonia, Arizona dies August 30, 2014 in Las Cruces, New Mexico

 

  

 

 

BOOKS (current through 2014)

 

Published Manuscripts:

 

1971 Dissertation

BOX F

 

 

 

Box 1 (F)

 

 

 

Draft titled Broke Bodies: A Look at 19th Century Notions about Health

Undated – The University of Wisconsin

346 pages

 

Box 2 (F)

 

 

 

Draft titled Broke Bodies: A Look at 19th Century Notions about Health

1971 (dated) – The University of Wisconsin

346 pages

 

Box 3 (F)

 

 

 

Bound draft titled Ashfield Skyline: A Look at 19th Century Notions about Health

Undated

110 pages

 

Box 4 (F)

 

 

 

University of Arizona Classwork – 5 parts

Part I – October 1965, Part II – December 1965, Part III – January 1966 (revised May, 1966), Part IV – October 1966, Part V – February 1967

 

These undergraduate papers become Chuck’s MA Thesis

Letters regarding dissertation

All dated from between ’72 and early ‘74

11 letters

In envelope and labeled on front in Chuck’s handwriting “This envelope contains letters on my employment in Illinois & on my efforts to get dissertation published/accepted”

Letter from Bill to Lew regarding Chuck’s dissertation

 

1 page

 

Dissertation Correspondence

 

 

Letters from libraries, galleries, etc regarding Chuck’s research for his dissertation

Opium Order Form

1917

 

Dissertation research

Draft of Dissertation titled The Brighter and Quicker-Witted Men

 

41 pages

Apparently filed at the University of Massachusetts – in their reserves of the library

 

1977 Killing the Hidden Waters 

Box 1 (Q)

 

 

 

Impact of Energy Development on Water Resources in Arid Lands (University of Arizona)

1975

2 originals

Chuck was fired from the University of Arizona after he filed this report & he based Killing the Hidden Waters on the report.

A photocopy of a review of Killing the Hidden Waters

 

1 photocopy (rough)

 

Outside magazine – excerpt from Killing the Hidden Waters

December 1977

1 original (only the pages of the article from magazine)

 

Letter from Jodi Edell from The Sidney Hillman Foundation stating that the excerpt published in Outside magazine is being considered for the 1977 Sidney Hillman Award.

Dated January 5, 1978

Letter 1 page long, one original of magazine

Also a copy of December issue of Outside magazine – the excerpt from Killing the Hidden Waters

(Chuck won the Sidney Hillman in 1996 for “While You Were Sleeping” – Harper’s magazine

Box 2 (Q)

 

 

 

Stack of bibliographic notation

 

 

Each entry is taped to separate piece of paper, some handwritten notes/edits

Draft w/ outline (outline titled “A Vague Outline of Sorts…”)

 

 

Pages of draft are heavily edited and marked

Short draft titled An Abstract?

 

11 pages

Handwritten editing throughout.  (draft seems to go through major points of book…i.e. seems to be an abstract)

Short draft w/ table of contents

 

 

Handwritten editing and notes throughout

Short draft titled Arid Lands Defined

 

 

Extensive editing – handwritten notes, marks, and cut & taped sections, etc.

Short draft titled Aboriginal Life in Arid Lands: The Sonoran Desert

 

 

Extensive editing – handwritten notes, blacked out sections, etc.

Short draft titled Consequences of Arid Lands Groundwater Use: Impacts on Land and Man

 

 

Extensive editing – handwritten notes, blacked out sections, etc.

Short draft titled The Spanish Impact on Aboriginal Life in the Sonoran Desert

 

 

Extensive editing – handwritten notes, blacked out sections, page numbers adjusted/changed, etc

Short drafts (separated with paper clips but held together as a group)

 

 

Some type of bibliographical information at beginning, extensive handwritten notes, editing throughout, etc

Short draft titled Transition

 

 

Extensive editing, notes, and some footnotes

Short draft titled Papagos

 

 

Extensive editing, notes, etc.

Short draft titled High Plains

 

 

Extensive editing, notes, etc.

Short draft titled Arid Lands Groundwater Use in Agriculture (subtitle of “Benefits and Impacts” crossed out in pencil)

 

 

Extensive editing, notes, etc.

Short draft titled Pimas

 

 

Extensive editing, notes, blacked out sections, and a bibliographical note card attached

Short draft titled Potential New Water Sources for Arid Lands

 

 

Extensive editing, notes, etc…also footnotes

Short draft titled Concluding Remarks

 

 

Extensive editing, notes, etc…also footnotes

Packet of letters for permission to use maps in other UA publications (2 letters of approval, 4 letters from Chuck asking for permission, 2 copies of each)

 

 

Handwritten letter from Chuck attached describing edits, changes, and attached letters granting/asking for permission of map use.

Arid Lands Newsletter (Office of Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson)

January 1984

1 original

Nothing written by Chuck – possibly research type material for book

Box 3 (Q)

 

 

 

Draft titled The People Who Have Gone

 

242 pages

 

Draft titled The People Who Will Come

 

15 pages

 

Box 4 (Q)

 

 

 

Page Proof for Killing the Hidden Waters

 

 

 

Speech titled The Morning After: Some thoughts on serious drinking

1989

5 pages

Regarding water use, what has changed/not changed since Killing the Hidden Waters, etc.

Notes for Killing the Hidden Waters

 

6 pages

 

Outline for Killing the Hidden Waters

 

1 page

 

Natural History magazine’s review titled “Troubled Waters”

November 1977

1 original of the magazine, 1 original of the article torn from the magazine, and 1 photocopy of article

This was the initial review of the book and helped get peoples’ attention

H.T. Odum’s drawing of the ecology of the Southwest – drawn in a bar with Chuck, before Killing the Hidden Waters

 

1 page, both sides

 

Chuck’s notes for Killing the Hidden Waters

 

2 pages

A list of species, etc.

Preface for draft titled Pump (renamed Killing the Hidden Waters)

 

12 pages

 

Reviews of the report for the University of Arizona’s office of Arid Land Studies

1975

2 separate reviews

 

Reviews of Killing the Hidden Waters

1979-1981

3 separate reviews

 

Correspondence concerning Chuck being hired to write the report

July 1978

1 page

From Rich Johnson at the Central Arizona Project Association, discusses length of appointment and rate of pay

A letter of congratulations on the report from J.L. Thomas a Public Health Engineer in Montana

April 9, 1975

1 page

Congratulating and also asking for advice on how he would get a copy of something referenced in book

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 93rd Congress, Second Session

March 11, 1974

5 pages

Regarding energy use, water, economics, etc…(may be the report that J.L. Thomas – above – was asking for)

Box 5 (AAA) – Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Manila folder titled “Reviews”

 

 

 

Letter from Christine M. Gray from University of Texas Press

November 21, 1977

1 page

Informing Chuck that they “are preparing a complete run-down on promotion for [his] book,” etc  (in envelope)

Daily Dispatch in Douglas, AZ, “Arizona using water at incredible rate”

May 26, 1979

1 original

In envelope

Library Journal

February 15, 1978

1 original

In envelope

Journal of Arizona History

Spring 1978

1 original

In envelope

Rain

April 1978

1 original

In envelope

Seattle Times, “The urgency of water”

April 1978

1 original

In envelope

Future – Abstracts

November 10, 1986

1 original

In envelope

Current Anthropology

June 7, 1978

1 original

In envelope

The Cattleman, “Bookshelf”

June 1978

1 original

In envelope

The Houston Post, “Skillful Parable of Arid Southwest”

January 15, 1978

1 original

In envelope

Bonham Daily Favorite

November 20, 1977

1 original

In envelope

Palestine Herald Press, “Expedition Subject of Book”

December 18, 1977

1 original

In envelope

Arizona Daily Star, “Indians, water sensitively explored”

February 19, 1978

1 original

In envelope

The El Paso Times, “Book Briefs”

February 19, 1978

1 original

In envelope

El Paso Herald

February 1978

1 original

In envelope

The Arizona Republic, “Author has a sobering message for wasteful desert dwellers”

January 14, 1979

2 originals and 1 photocopy

 

Advance copy of a review from Natural History

No date

6 pages long – photocopy copy

 

High Country News, “Becoming an Environmentalist”

January 27, 1978

1 original, 1 photocopy

Review on page 16

Arizona Daily Star, “Indians, water sensitively explored”

February 19, 1977

1 original, 2 photocopies

 

Anthropology Archaeology Folklore

1978

2 originals

Found on page 6

1 copy w/ letter and flyers – letter from Rae McCartney from the University of Texas Press (dated November 29, 1978)

Draft of review for American Anthropologist, and letter from Richard B. Woodbury

June 3, 1979

2 page review and a 1 page letter

In envelope

The Critical Checklist of Current Southwestern Americana

December 1977

2 photocopies

 

Arizona Daily Star, “Southwest comes alive through eyes of these authors”

December 3, 1978

1 original, 2 photocopies

 

Victor Gruen Center for Environmental Planning

No date

1 photocopy

 

The New Mexico

January 1, 1978

1 original

 

The Western Historical Quarterly

July 1978

1 original

 

Adventures in Reading

September 1978

1 original

 

Co-Evolution quarterly

Summer 1978

1 photocopy

 

Wichita Falls Times – Sunday magazine, “Dismal science lesson”

December 25, 1977

1 original

 

Texas Press

Fall & Winter Books 1977-1978

1 original and 2 photocopies

Can be found on page 10

A Critical Checklist of Current Southwestern Americana

December 1977

1 photocopy

 

No source

No date

1 original

A clip

Publishers Weekly

November 7, 1977

1 original

Sent by Bette Cochran & Jim Levitt

American Indian Journal, “Game, Water, and People Up for Grabs: A Review Essay”

May 1979

1 original - 8 pages long

 

Natural History, “Troubled Waters”

November 1977

1 original

 

Pacific Historical Review, “Review of Books”

November 1979

1 photocopy

 

Unknown source, titled “The Ecology of Pima Fields” by Amadeo M. Rea

No date

1 photocopy – 6 pages long

Not a review – rather, cites Killing the Hidden Waters as ‘further reading’

Publishers Weekly, “Books on Energy: A current checklist”

October 31, 1977

1 photocopy – 3 pages long

 

Ad for Killing the Hidden Waters – UT Austin, On Campus for November 14-20, 1977

 

1 original

 

Smithsonian

January 1978

1 original

 

Unknown source

Under “Science and Technology” subtitle

Unknown date

1 photocopy

 

Kliatt – under “Nature and Ecology” subtitle

Winter 1986

1 photocopy

 

Sunday Oklahoman, “Paperbacks Just in Time for Christmas”

December 15, 1985

1 photocopy

 

Arizona and the West

Summer 1986

1 photocopy

In envelope from University of Texas Press

Western American Literature

January 1988

1 photocopy

 

Arizona Daily Star

December 13, 1987

1 photocopy

 

Colorado Libraries

December 1987

1 photocopy

 

The Midwest Book Review

December 8, 1985

1 photocopy

 

Science Books & Films, “Natural Resources”

September/October 1986

1 original

 

The North San Antonio Times, “Texas sesquicentennial spawns new titled”

July 25, 1985

1 photocopy

 

Earth First! Samain Edition

November 1, 1986

1 original

- w/ note on bottom from John Davis

- review on page 15

Manila folder titled “Letters”

 

 

 

From George Momper of Environmental Resources Group

December 10, 1978

 

He read the book and explains why Chuck’s work is of importance to Momper’s group  (no envelope)

From Bill

January 10, 1978

 

He read the book, enjoyed it – Apparently a friend of Chuck’s  (in envelope)

From Fred Zimmerman

May 3, 1978

 

He read the book, enjoyed it, refers to Chuck’s father & mother  (in envelope)

Christmas card from Aunt Mariette Bowden

Dated December 14, 1977

 

Refers to the copy of Killing the Hidden Waters that Chuck had sent her, that she began reading it, etc.  (in envelope)

From Scott W. Reed

May 13, 1978

 

Attached is an article Reed wrote with mention of Killing the Hidden Waters   (in envelope)

From Bob Keller

No date

On a ‘while you were out’ slip

Mentions trying to see Chuck personally, wanted to compliment him on his book

Letter from Barry Goldwater (AZ Senator) to Mary Adams Von Bodungen

May 16, 1978

 

Refers to the book sent to him (in envelope)

Letter from Morris K. Udall (Congressman) to Mary Adams Von Bodungen

April 27, 1978

 

Refers to the book sent to him  (in envelope)

From Michael S. Adams

April 26, 1978

 

A teacher at the Papago Reservation at Sells, includes questions about book for his class instruction  (in envelope)

Letter from Scott W. Reed

March 20, 1978

 

In appreciation of book, includes an article Reed wrote along a similar theme as Chuck’s book   (in envelope)

From Nancy Kirschner

January 31, 1978

 

Knows Chuck, enjoyed the book, etc  (in envelope)

From Fred W. Campbell

January 26, 1978

 

Mentions his appreciation of the book, that he worked at the Washington Dept. of Agriculture, included is a copy of a letter to Washington’s governor Dixie Lee Ray that Campbell sent regarding water/land use, etc.   (in envelope)

From Jean Palffy

March 28, 1978

 

In appreciation of the book, some personal experience regarding the aquifers in Oklahoma (the ‘famous’ underground river)   (in envelope)

From Paul B. Sears

November 16, 1978

 

Regarding Chuck’s application for the Guggenheim Foundation, that he has recommended Chuck based on his proposal and Killing the Hidden Waters

From Howard G. Wilshire at the Department of the Interior

September 22, 1978

 

Asking if Chuck would give an address at a symposium in honor of John Wesley Powell

From Angus Cameron at Alfred A. Knopf

June 14, 1976

 

A rejection for Chuck’s manuscript, but included is a positive report “as a testimonial” to their belief in the excellence in the book

Manila folder titled “Research”

 

 

 

3 documents of research

 

 

 

Box 6 (AAA)

 

 

 

Royalty Statement for period ending August 2006

Envelope dated October 10, 2006

 

 

Book jackets for the 2003 reprint of Killing the Hidden Waters

 

5 jackets

 

Page proofs of the 2003 Introduction to Killing the Hidden Waters

 

 

Also a letter from the University of Texas Press – dated June 5, 2003

Algodones Dunes Traveling Exhibit photocopy of card/flyer

 

1 photocopy

w/ quote by Charles Bowden

MM’s edit of the 2003 Introduction for Killing the Hidden Waters (Titled “What I Learned Watching the Wells Go Down”)

2003

5 pages

Editing throughout

Original draft of the introduction titled “An Afterword”

No date

5 pages

 

People weekly, interview with Chuck (page 57)

June 16, 1986

1 original

 

Arizona Daily Star, “Indians, water sensitively explored”

February 19, 1978

1 original

 

Books of the Southwest

August/September 1985

1 photocopy

 

Sportsman’s Club of Texas, Inc. – Austin TX

No date

1 photocopy

 

The Tucson Weekly, “Water in the Desert”

September 18-24 (no year provided)

1 original

 

 

Permission requests to include material in the book for the University of Texas Press – 6 requests total

 

 

All dated 1977 and indicate the study as “Pump”

Asking for use of various maps from books published by University of Texas Press, and one quote from The Band

4 pages of notes for Killing the Hidden Waters – Series I, II, & III

 

 

 

University of Texas Press form for Author Information

 

6 pages

Not filled out

Invoice for purchase of Killing the Hidden Waters from the University of Texas Press

Dated February 13, 1978

 

 

Manila Envelope titled “Correspondence”

 

 

 

From Mavis A. Bryant at the University of Texas Press to Chuck

October 11, 1977

 

Congratulations on the completion of Killing the Hidden Waters (in envelope)

From Barbara Houlburg to Chuck

No date

 

Comments having read the manuscript, personal matters, etc (no envelope)

From Mary at University of Texas Press to Chuck

October 11, 1977

 

Informing Chuck that the book is “out,” congratulations, etc  (in envelope)

Christine M. Gray at University of Texas Press to Chuck

November 22, 1977

 

Killing the Hidden Waters will be published December 1, 1977, details of publication, 2 page list of publications that will run reviews  (no envelope)

From Mary Beissner, Associate Director at University of Texas Press to ‘To Whom It May Concern’

April 8, 1977

 

Asking for permission to use lines from “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” for Killing the Hidden Waters (a copy of the letter)  (in envelope)

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

April 18, 1977

 

Mentions that “the enclosed galleys are one week ahead of schedule,” make author’s proof, send them back, etc  (no envelope)

2 letters – 1) from Mary Beissner to “To Rights and Permissions” regarding the use of line from “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”   2) from Mary to Chuck regarding the decision to use the title Killing the Hidden Waters

Both dated March 4, 1977

 

In same envelope

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

February 11, 1977

 

Mentions the use and cost of maps in the book, changing the title to reach a larger audience, etc.

Included is the list of maps as they planned to appear in the book and a copy of the map of the Arizona-Sonora Frontier  (in envelope)

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

January 26, 1977

 

Received the retyped manuscript, discusses the use of Fahrenbach’s map and other maps, includes permission forms for Chuck’s use  (in envelope)

From Barbara J. Smith at Capitol Records to Chuck

March 18, 1977

 

Regarding his request for permission to use lyrics from “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” the address for the publisher (Canaan Music, Inc.)   (no envelope)

From Charles Tips to Chuck

December 17, 1976

 

Mentions that Pumps should be out just in time for the big Christmas market next year, etc  (in envelope)

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

March 18, 1977

 

Mentions that she is writing “this in the middle of cardboard boxes and a lot of commotion…the Press is moving,” details about the final stages of the book, mentions Chuck’s dislike of the ‘new’ title, personal details, handwritten note at end of letter, and included w/ letter is a clip from The Texas Sun (March 16, 1977) titled “Our Just Deserts?”  (in envelope)

From Suzanne Comer to Chuck

October 19, 1976

 

Regarding reports they have received from readers of Chuck’s manuscript Pumps, favorable to the project, mentions that the readers’ reports are enclosed, but they aren’t in the envelope with the letter  (in envelope)

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

February 28, 1977

 

Regarding Chuck’s “responses to queries…she has a few questions,” handwritten note at end of letter  (in envelope)

Sent from the University of Texas Press

Dated March 7, 1977

 

A receipt for the advance for Killing the Hidden Waters  (in envelope)

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

March 7, 1977

 

Mentions a catalogue copy (but no catalogue w/ letter now), discussion of quotation and author description, etc  (no envelope)

From Charles Tips to Chuck

December 7, 1976

 

Business details for getting the book published, includes two reader reports (report 1 & report 2)   (in envelope)

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

February 16, 1977

 

Regarding copies of photographs for the book, includes a list of photographs per chapter headings and a copy of Mary’s letter to Random/Knopf (dated February 14, 1977)  (in envelope)

From Philip D. Jones (sp?) at the University of Texas Press to Chuck

** this is the original contract for Pumps

“You shall deliver to us no later than 10 January 1977…”  (no other date available, no envelope, etc)

 

No envelope

In an “Inter-Departmental Correspondence” envelope – from P.P. (sp?) to Chuck

November 19, 1975

 

Regarding having read “the 150 pages you gave me, though I confess I was obliged to skim a great portion of it after about p. 100,” mentions that the manuscript “will never do as a paper for WRSIC,” other details of the grant and Chuck’s work, ends with “So where do we go from here?”  (larger manila envelope labeled ‘Bowden’)

From Rae McCartney at the University of Texas Press to Chuck

December 8, 1978

 

Regarding Chuck’s letter, the number of copies sold of Killing the Hidden Waters so far, mentions the good review in Tucson, etc.  (in envelope)

Packing slip for 1 copy of Killing the Hidden Waters

 

 

 

From Chris at the University of Texas Press to Chuck

February 9, 1978

 

“I put your order for one book against royalties,” mention of sales, mention of Mary not having found a job, etc  (no envelope)

From Mary (Beissner) to Chuck

August 4, 1977

 

Capitol Records granted permission for use of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” mentions the coming reviews in Natural History magazine and Outside magazine, mentions that the budget for salaries was cut and she was “canned,” but that he should look her up if he’s in Austin, etc.  (in envelope)

From Mavis Bryant to Chuck

May 24, 1977

 

Granting permission to use material from Land of the Underground Rain (in envelope)

From Mary (Beissner) to Chuck

July 1, 1977

 

Regarding a copy change of Chuck’s author description, other details of publishing, etc.  (in envelope)

From Mary (Beissner) to Chuck

June 24, 1977

 

Included are jacket copies (info to be included on the jacket), mentions other things, personal reading (Nichols’ book), etc  (in envelope)

From Chris Gray to Chuck

March 8, 1978

 

Sent a copy of the book to the LA Times, other business details, etc  (no envelope)

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

May 24, 1977

 

“The page proofs came in three weeks early,” details about index,  etc  (no envelope)

From Mary (Beissner) to Chuck

September 2, 1977

 

She is “sending the jacket covers today,” mentions that she’s going to be unemployed, etc  (in envelope)

From Mary (Beissner) to Chuck

February 3, 1977

 

Regarding getting the “photo Xeroxes and will be back in touch with you next week,” mentions details of the design of the book, etc  (in envelope)

From Mary Beissner to Chuck

January 11, 1977

 

Mentions phone call, details of editing his book, reminds him to think about the index, etc…”Enclosed is a copy of Indexes on loan from the Press,” and “an example of the way the Press usually handles a table of contents,” etc

***Included an index for Energy and Structure: A Theory of Social Power by Richard Newbold Adams & the Indexes titled “Concerning Permissions”   (no envelope)

From Will Hearst from the First Annual Invitational .45 Caliber Feral Hog Tournament (in an Outside magazine envelope) to Chuck

Envelope dated June 13, 1978

 

Asks “got my projects going? Any plans for doing a new book?” etc.   (in envelope)

Large envelope from Outside magazine

-       letter from Will Hearst, managing editor for Outside to Chuck asking if “this is ok with you…maybe you’d consider writing articles for Outside.”

-       Copy of letter from Will Hearst to Chris Gray – “here is the proposed excerpt of Killing the Hidden Waters, etc”

-       Envelope w/ page proofs of the excerpt used in Outside magazine

-       Letter to Chuck dated September 22, 1977

-       Letter to Chris Gray dated September 22, 1977

-       Envelope w/ page proofs dated September 28, 1977

 

Included with the letter to Chris is the proposed excerpt from Killing the Hidden Waters – also the introduction used in the magazine

In Manila Folder titled “William Appleman Williams – Correspondence”

 

 

 

From Bill (William Appleman Williams) to Chuck

Envelope dated April 28, 1975

 

Comments on the manuscript, advice, etc. (in envelope)

From Bill to Chuck

February 14, 1977

 

Regarding Killing the Hidden Waters, etc (in envelope)

Note from Bill to Chuck

May 23/24, 1976

 

Mentions that the edited manuscript is being sent, discusses some of the edits, etc  (in envelope)

Card from Wendy and Bill to Chuck

December 17, 1976

 

Note included mentioning his Fulbright Grant, that Bill will be in Australia and the address during his time in Australia  (in envelope)

Card from Bill to Chuck

No date

 

Mentions being home from Australia, etc (no envelope)

3 items in envelope

  • Letter from Bill to Chuck
  • Note card from B. Bristol to Chuck
  • Letter from Bill to Chuck
  • Letter from Bill dated March 17, 1976
  • Note Card dated February 4, 1976
  • Letter from Bill dated April 17, 1976

 

  • Letter regarding Chuck’s manuscript, writes that “since it is so important, I’m going after you where you are sloppy, careless, unclear, etc,” that he’ll get it back to Chuck within a month
  • Note card’s return address is Cameron at Alfred A Knopf, B. Bristol writes that the note card will “acknowledge receipt of” Chuck’s manuscript and photographs, that “Mr. Cameron will be in touch…when he has had a chance to look at it,” etc.
  • Letter from Bill mentions that he is back from the OAH meeting, that he’ll do Chuck’s manuscript and get it back to him soon, etc.

From Bill to Chuck

November 22, 1976

 

In response to a letter Chuck wrote Bill about Bill’s book, Bill responds to some of Chuck’s observations/thoughts, writes about his mother, etc, ends with “We must get together somehow”  (in envelope)

From Bill to Chuck

Envelope dated January 28, 1976

 

A letter “to warn you not to expect any commentary for about a month,” mentions lectures he must give, ends with “PS Odum’s father was a good one!”

 

 

1981 Street Signs Chicago (with Lewis Kreinberg)

Box 1 (T)

 

 

 

Folder with various reviews and articles on Street Signs Chicago

Most dated 1982

 

Many of the articles appeared in the Chicago Tribune or other Chicago papers

Correspondence – letters from Lewis and, his wife, Barbara Houlberg during the time of Street Signs Chicago

 

 

 

Research Materials for Street Signs Chicago

 

 

 

Rejection Letters and Various Research for Street Signs Chicago

 

 

 

Box 2 (T)

 

 

 

Original draft titled Get Home Before Dark

1979

171 pages

 

Newspaper article titled “Chicago a Sign of the Times” - a review of Street Signs Chicago

 

 

 

 

1986 Blue Desert

Box 1 (R)

 

 

 

A Review of and an article about Blue Desert in the Arizona Daily Star

November 16, 1986

1 photocopy

 

A Review of Blue Desert in the New Times

October 22-28, 1986

2 photocopies

 

Partial review from the Arizona Daily Star

No date

1 original but only first part – second part lost

 

A review in the Tucson Citizen

No date

1 photocopy

 

A review in the Arizona Republic

September 26, 1986

1 photocopy

 

Complete original draft of Blue Desert

 

238 pages, plus one page of acknowledgements

 

Incomplete original draft of Blue Desert

 

276 pages, plus one page of acknowledgements

 

Box 2 (R)

 

 

 

Bound draft titled Blue Desert: underneath the sunbelt

 

272 pages

Some notes/editing throughout

Box 3 (ZZ) - Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Confidential Manuscript Appraisal from the University of Arizona Press for Blue Desert

No date

4 pages

Questions regarding Blue Desert w/ an anonymous reader’s answers/discussion

Confidential Manuscript Appraisal from the University of Arizona Press for Blue Desert w/ letter to Greg attached (letter explains more thoroughly the reader’s views of the book)

Letter dated February 1, 1986

6 pages

Questions regarding Blue Desert w/ the reader’s answers/thoughts, etc

Letter from Millicent V. Hay

May 29, 1988

2 pages

Asking for permission to use an excerpt from Blue Desert for a guide to writing feature articles, includes the context for the use of the excerpt

Letter from Barry Lopez

August 23, 1987

1 page

Writing to say how much he and his wife enjoyed Blue Desert, compliments aspects of Chuck’s writing, etc

Letter from Gibbs M. Smith from Peregrine Smith Books

August 18, 1988

1 page

Writing in regret of not doing Blue Desert, asks Chuck to let them know if he is writing another book and to let them know, etc.

Original photo/artwork for Blue Desert cover

1986

 

1 8x12 color

List of number of books ordered, shipped, returned, given free, $ sales, $ returns for Mezcal, Frog Mountain Blues, & Blue Desert

Lists include 1986 thru 1989

 

 

Shipping receipt from The Haunted Bookshop in Tucson, AZ for Blue Desert and Frog Mountain Blues

Receipt dated September 28, 1988

 

Note attached to Tim from Leigh

Letter from Stephen F. Cox from the University of Arizona Press

Dated February 18, 1986

 

Attached is a Memorandum of Agreement – letter regarding Chuck’s signed contract for Blue Desert, along with a check as their advance against royalties

2 maps – one of Sonoyta and the other of Ajo

 

 

Maps studied in preparation for the desert crossing in Blue Desert – also mentioned specifically in essay/chapter “Blue”

Reviews for Blue Desert (manila folder)

 

 

 

Amicus Journal, by Charles H. Callison

Spring 1987

1 photocopy

No title, w/ note attached “Had you seen this?”

New Times, by Diane Chapman

October 22-28, 1986

3 photocopies

Titled “The Genuine Articles”

Western Wildlands, by Bill Vaughn

Winter 1988

1 photocopy

Titled “Mayhem in the Sunbelt”

Unknown source

August

1 photocopy

Blue Desert mentioned in non-fiction reviews

California Magazine, by William Randolph Heart III

December 1986

1 photocopy

No title

Lexington Herald-Leader, by Gary Dretzka

February 15, 1987

1 photocopy

Titled “Deserts have paid a high price to builders of cities, highways”

American West: People and Places

June 1987

1 photocopy

“University Presses Select ‘Best’ Westerns”

Tucson Citizen, Lawrence W. Cheek

September 20, 1986

1 photocopy and 1 original

“A Bad Report Card on the Southwest”

The AZ Republic, by John Swagerty

September 28, 1986

1 photocopy and 1 original

“’Blue Desert’ author drawn to ‘frenzy of act’”

Midwest Book Review, by James A. Cox

October 13, 1986

1 photocopy

“The Living Wilderness”

Wilson Library Bulletin

March 1987

1 photocopy

No title

Arizona Monthly

February 1987

1 photocopy

“A New Desert View”

Arizona Highways, by Budge Ruffner

May 1987

1 photocopy

“Bookshelf”

Colorado Libraries, by Kathy Weeks Earle

March 1987

1 photocopy

No title

Kirkus Reviews

April 15, 1987

1 photocopy

No title

Lo Que Pasa, by Marjorie Sherrill

November 10, 1986

1 photocopy

“Press introduces ‘sunbelt’ book”

Studies on Neotropical Fauna & Environment

March 1988

1 photocopy

No title

Southern Sierran, by Michael DiGregorio

December 1987

1 photocopy

No title

The Sun Herald, by Gary Dretzka

February 9, 1987

1 original

No title

The Arizona Daily Star, by Ed Severson

November 16, 1986

2 originals

“The prolific Charles Bowden is non-stop writing, talking and living”

The Arizona Daily Star, by Ed Severson

No date

1 photocopy

“’Blue Desert’ author paints bleak portrait”

AB Bookman’s Weekly

June 1, 1987

1 photocopy

No title

The Amicus Journal, by Charles H. Callison

Spring 1987

1 photocopy

No title

American Way, by Richard West

April 15, 1988

1 photocopy

“Dare You Explore?”

Western historical Qtly, by Leonard Bird

January 1988

1 photocopy

No title

 

1987 Frog Mountain Blues (with photographs by Jack W. Dykinga)

Box 1 (M)

 

 

 

Draft of Afterword

Dated 1994

11 pages

 

Draft titled Santa Catalina Mountains or without title (difficult to tell…see draft)

Envelope dated December 3, 1984

62 pages

In an envelope addressed to Paul Dicheison

Draft titled Santa Catalina Manuscript

 

202 pages

w/ bibliography and handwritten editing/notes

Draft titled Frog Mountain Blues: Santa Catalinas, the City, and the Fight for Wild Ground

 

203 pages

w/ bibliography

Draft titled Frog Mountain Blues: Santa Catalinas, the City, and the Fight for Wild Ground

 

203 pages

w/ bibliography and w/ flyer from Arizona Print/Copy (probably identical to draft listed directly above)

Box 2 (M)

 

 

 

Draft titled Mountain by the City: The Santa Catalinas

 

 

Some handwritten editing, page numbering is confusing…perhaps in parts: pages 1-190, then pages 1-22

Letter from UA Press w/ attached copy of book’s mention in the Arizona Daily Star

September, 2003

 

 

Box 3 (ZZ) – Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Letter from A.R. Phillips from Nuevo Leon, Mexico

March 19, 1989

 

Read Frog Mountain Blues and goes on to tell Chuck about his time in the Catalinas in the 30s – memories, adventures, understandings, etc.  (in envelope – air mail)

Letter from John Burnham

July 31

 

He agrees with Chuck’s book, details other wildlands, local politics, etc  (no envelope)

Manila folder of reviews

 

 

 

following 4 are in an envelope from the University of Arizona Press dated May 4, 1989

 

 

 

Explorers Journal

March 1989

1 photocopy

 

Small Press Book Review

May/June 1989

1 photocopy

 

LA Times Book Review “The Taste of Cactus”

Junuary 8, 1989

1 photocopy

 

Books of the Southwest

December 1988

1 photocopy

 

Arizona Daily Star, “Visions of the Catalinas”

1987

1 original

 

The Arizona Daily Star, “The Literary West: good writers shoot straight from the heart”

November 15, 1992

1 original

 

Arizona Daily Star, “Saving wilderness is fine, but don’t close Catalinas” by Pete Cowgill

April 26, 1987

1 original and 1 photocopy

 

Unknown source, “Only abstinence can save Frog Mountain, author says”

Unknown date

1 original

 

Arizona Republic, “Catalina Conflict: Tucson ruining mountain range, author says”

April 21, 1987

2 originals and 1 photocopy

w/ picture of Zimmerman used in book

Wildlife Federation newsletter, “Wilderness? An Articulate Argument”

No date

1 photocopy

 

Entertainment Magazine, “On top of Frog Mountain”

June 1987

1 photocopy

 

The Scientist, “Ecology”

May 18, 1987

1 photocopy

 

The Bookwatch

June 1987

1 photocopy

 

Publisher’s Weekly

April 17, 1987

1 photocopy

 

New Mexico Historical Review

January 1990

1 photocopy

 

New York Times Book Review, “ A Mountain’s Right to Be”

July 5, 1987

2 photocopies

 

Library Journal

June 15, 1987

1 photocopy

 

The Green Valley News, “Many works by Southern Arizona authors currently on the book scene”

May 25, 1988

1 photocopy

 

The Western Library

April 1988

1 photocopy

 

Journal of Arizona History

Summer 1988

1 photocopy

 

Tucson Citizen, “An author’s proposal: Set the Catalinas free”

April 28, 1987

1 photocopy and 1 original copy

 

Orion Nature Quarterly

Autumn 1988

1 photocopy

 

Earth Science

Fall 1988

1 photocopy

 

Western American Literature

March 1988

1 photocopy

 

The Book Reader

September 1987

1 photocopy

 

Book Talk

Fall 1987

1 photocopy

 

The Bloomsbury Review, “Prologue to Environmental Disaster”

July/August 1987

1 original and 1 photocopy

 

A draft of a review written by Edward Abbey – w/ note written to Chuck from Ed

 

6 pages

Editing throughout

Envelope from the University of Arizona Press containing a Memorandum of Agreement between Charles Bowden and Jack Dykinga and the University of Arizona Press

Agreement dated September 10, 1984

3 pages total

Letter included from Stephen F. Cox indicating that “enclosed is the signed contract for your book The Santa Catalina Mountains,” etc

Envelope from University of Arizona Press containing a letter from Gregory McNamee and 3 reader reports

Letter dated July 8, 1985

 

  1. Typed/4 pages (dated July 10, 1985)
  2. Confidential Manuscript Appraisal form/4 pages
  3. 3 yellow pages/handwritten

9 8x10 b&w Jack Dykinga work prints for Frog Mountain Blues.  Development, destruction, a rancher Chuck interviewed.  The book was originally to have had many more photos.

 

 

 

1 green notebook w/ possible titles for Frog Mountain Blues

 

 

 

1 brown notebook w/ interview notes from about 1984 with Zimmerman, a 90 year old man – one of the pioneers who created Mt. Lemmon/Summerhaven community

 

 

 

 

1988 Mezcal

Box 1 (K)

 

 

 

University of Arizona marketing excerpt

 

1 original

Includes pages 30-34 from Mezcal and a one page advertisement for Frog Mountain Blues and Blue Desert

University of Arizona Press catalogue

Fall 1998

2 originals

Catalogue includes all publications by University of Arizona press for that season, but seems to focus on Mezcal – i.e. Mezcal cover is used on catalogue cover and Mezcal is first listed

Bound draft of Mezcal

Dated 1987

161 pages

(tan binder) w/ plastic clips marking certain pages

Bound draft of Mezcal

Dated 1987

179 pages

(tan binder)

Bound draft of Mezcal w/ letter from University of Arizona Press

Dated 1987

187 pages

(tan binder) **Letter from UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Press offers “recommendations on how the work might be revised to take readers’ criticisms into account.” Also, some handwritten notes and yellow sticky papers within manuscript itself.

Box 2 (K)

 

 

 

(2nd) Original draft of Mezcal

 

234 pages

 

3 loose pages of Mezcal

 

Pages 121-123

*loose pages formatted differently than pages of two drafts

(1st) Original draft of Mezcal

 

191 pages

Some handwritten editing throughout

Box 3 (ZZ)

 

 

 

San Francisco Examiner, “Land of Lost Souls: Stalking ghosts of 49ers in a heartless desert”

August 10, 1987

1 original

This is the story Chuck did to pay for the hospital bills from his son’s birth; it also appears in Mezcal.

In Manila Folder titled “Reviews”

 

 

 

Vogue

January 1989

1 photocopy

 

Wilson Library Bulletin

February 1989

1 photocopy

 

New Mexico Historical Review

April 1989

1 photocopy

 

Western American Literature

June 1989

1 photocopy

 

British Bulletin/Publications

April 1989

1 photocopy

 

Neon (Nevada State Council/Arts)

Summer 1989

1 photocopy

 

JNL/Arizona History

w/ letter from Karyn E. Prechtel at the University of Arizona Press

Summer 1990

1 photocopy (and letter)

 

The Sunday Camera Magazine, “Mescal and the desert”

January 15, 1989

1 photocopy

 

Los Angeles Times Book Review, “The Taste of Cactus”

January 8, 1989

1 photocopy

 

Los Angeles Times Letters – 2 letters sent in reply to above review, headed w/ “A Prickly Point” – one letter from Lawrence Clark Powell (from Tucson), the famed librarian for whom the library at UCLA(?) is named for, and the other from Linda Civitello of Culver City

February 26, 1989

1 photocopy

 

The Arizona Daily Star, “Bowden’s ‘Mezcal’ saucy, bottoms-up salute to life”

September 4, 1988

3 originals, 1 photocopy

 

Kirkus Review

September 1, 1988

2 photocopies

 

The Arizona Daily Star, “Writer Bowden a serious part of People magazine”

June 15, 1986

1 original

 

Publisher’s Weekly

August 26, 1988

1 photocopy

In small envelope from University of Arizona Press

The Book Reader

November/December 1988

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

Arizona Daily Star

December 18, 1988

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

Boulder Daily Camera

January 15, 1989

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

Midwest Book Review

February 1989

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

Science Books & Films

November/December 1988

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

New Mexico Historical Review

October 1988

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

Journal of the Southwest

Autumn 1988

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

Journal of the Southwest

Autumn 1988

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

Earth Science

Fall 1988

1 photocopy

In large manila envelope from University of Arizona Press

In Manila Folder titled “Outline for Mezcal – Bar Napkin”

 

 

 

Bar Napkin 1

 

 

Lists books already published w/ corresponding dates and outlines future book titles and dates (future being after Red Line)

Bar Napkin 2

 

 

Outline titled Mescal Highway – categorized by speed limits, dates, locations, and number of pages

Bar Napkin 3

 

 

A continuation of above Mescal Highway outline

In Manila Folder titled “Correspondence”

 

 

 

Letter from Gregory L. McNamee to Chuck

September 22, 1987

 

Writes “In Stephen Cox’s absence, I am returning the signed contract for your book Mezcal,” etc.

Memorandum of Agreement (the signed contract mentioned above)

 

 

Signed by Chuck on September 9, 1987

2 letters stapled together

  • (1) Letter from Linda J. Clapp at Houghton Mifflin Company to Edward Abbey
  • (2) Letter from Roger Donald at Little, Brown and Company to Edward Abbey
  • (1) Dated September 22, 1988
  • (2) Dated September 26, 1988

 

  • (1) regarding the copy of Mezcal Ed sent to Harry Foster, that they’d be interested in seeing any future work by Chuck, etc
  • (2) thanking Ed for sending them a copy of Mezcal, handing it over to Pat Mulcahy, she will get in touch with Chuck, etc.
  • Handwritten note on letter (2) from Edward Abbey to Chuck – mentions sending Chuck’s book to different publishers and that “Peregrine is indeed a splendid book…” etc.

 

1989 Red Line

Box 1 (K)

 

 

 

Bound draft titled Red Line

Dated 1988

220 pages

(red binder)

Bound draft titled Red Line

Dated 1988

206 pages

(brown binder)

Bound draft titled Red Line

No date

116 pages

(light green binder)

Notice from Harvard Magazine of note on Red Line appearing in their publication

Appeared in July/August 1990 publication

1 photocopy

 

Box 2 (L)

 

 

 

Draft titled Red Line

Manuscript dated 1988

225 pages

(not bound – just in manila folder) w/ handwritten notes of editing

Bound draft titled Red Line

Dated 1988

225 pages

(dark blue binder)

Box 3 (YY) – Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Royalty statement and other financial statements for Red Line

January 27, 1989

20 pages

 

Confidential Manuscript Appraisal form w/ letter to Greg attached

No date

5 pages total

Questions w/ discussion and responses to a reading of Red Line

Letter from Gerald Howard

January 10, 1989

1 page

“A note to acknowledge receipt of the reviewed manuscript Red Line,” some questions and thoughts regarding editing of the text, etc

Letter from Timothy Schaffner, Chuck’s literary agent, w/ contract and insurance agreement attached

December 20, 1988

6 pages total

 

Phoenix magazine, “excerpt from Red Line

October 1989

1 original

 

The following in Manila Folder titled “Reviews, Etc.”

 

 

 

Two blurbs – 1 from Jim Harrison and another from Lucius Shepard

Lucius Shepard’s is dated May 15, 1989

1 copy of each

Jim Harrison’s includes a P.S. “I’ve got about 30 galleys on my cabinet but I couldn’t resist this one.”

Advanced Comment on Redline – w/ a photocopy of the book cover

No date

3 photocopies

Includes two reviews – Jim Harrison’s and Lucius Shepard’s – and a description of Red Line

Kirkus Review (review of Red Line)

August 15, 1989

3 photocopies

 

Book News (review of Red Line)

No date

1 original and 2 photocopies

 

Book cover for Red Line

 

1 photocopy and 1 original (page proof version?)

 

Letter from Gerald Howard at W.W. Norton w/ article titled “Natural Clauses: Nature writers’ pens become their swords”

Letter dated November 13, 1989

 

w/ Gerald Howard’s business card (w/ handwritten note on business card) and article attached…article mentions Chuck and his writing…letter regarding attached article

Letter from Timothy Schaffner, Chuck’s agent, w/ review attached from Publishers Weekly

Letter dated August 3, 1989

Review dated August 4, 1989

 

Comments that it is an excellent review.

Publishers Weekly review

August 4, 1989

1 original, 1 photocopy

 

Los Angeles Times, “Sand in the Minimalist Paint”

December 24, 1989

2 photocopies, 1 original

 

Bookshelf

No date

1 original, 2 photocopies

 

Envelope with a copy of the review in the Boston Phoenix  and Gerald Howard’s business card

Envelope dated February 9, 1990

Review dated January (complete date unavailable)

1 photocopy

Handwritten note on business card

Manila Folder titled “Red Line Correspondence”

 

 

 

From Timothy Schaffer to Gery Howard

November 22, 1988

 

Regarding publication, points of the negotiation, other details

From Timothy Schaffer to Sara Fisher

January 22, 1989

 

Includes mention of Red Line; he’ll be sending copies of the final revised manuscript and more comments on Chuck and his work

From Timothy Schaffer to Tom Miller

June 29, 1989

 

Regarding pieces for Tom’s anthology – Chuck cited

From Timothy Schaffer to Dan Frank

November 2, 1988

 

Sending Chuck’s manuscript, a summary of Red Line, mentions that he is sending the manuscript to a few select editors around town, etc

From Timothy Schaffer to Pat MulCahy

November 2, 1988

 

Sending Chuck’s manuscript, a summary of Red Line, mentions that he is sending the manuscript to a few select editors around town, etc

From Timothy Schaffer to Michael Pietsch

November 2, 1988

 

Sending Chuck’s manuscript, a summary of Red Line, mentions that he is sending the manuscript to a few select editors around town, etc

From Timothy Schaffer to Jack MacRae

November 2, 1988

 

Sending Chuck’s manuscript, a summary of Red Line, mentions that he is sending the manuscript to a few select editors around town, etc

From Bill Hamilton (from A.M. Heath) to Tim Schaffer

December 20, 1988

 

A response to Red Line, talk of a deal, etc

From Rebecca R. Castillo at W.W. Norton to Leigh Tillman

January 17, 1989

 

Enclosed is the “fully executed copy of the contract for Charles Bowden’s Red Line as well as a check,” etc (documents attached)

From Timothy Schaffer to Elizabeth Darby Junkin

July 7, 1989

 

Timothy heard about Buzzworm through Charles Bowden, including a galley for her consideration as an excerpt, etc (galley and Buzzworm article attached)

From Bob Shacochis to Timothy Schaffer

July 8, 1989

 

Includes Bob’s blurb for Chuck’s book

From Timothy Schaffer to Dick Vonier

July 24, 1989

 

Sending, at the author’s request, a copy of the bound galleys, mentions that if he would like to excerpt the book in City Magazine to let him know, etc

Copy of Red Line’s jacket cover

 

 

 

From Leigh Tillman to Scott Anderson

February 8, 1989

 

Enclosed is that “consideration of the Uni Book of Holland, the revised manuscript of Red Line by Charles Bowden,” etc  (manuscript not included here)

From Timothy Schaffer to Harry Foster

October 4, 1988

 

Description of Red Line, some handwritten editing within letter (?), total of 3 pages

From Anne Dubuisson to Bill Hamilton

January 9, 1990

 

Attached is a ‘mixed’ review from the Los Angeles Times (stapled to letter)

From Gerald Howard to Bill Buford

November 10, 1989

 

Regarding publishing Red Line in England, etc

** reply from Bill attached – says he wishes it weren’t so, but they had already looked into Red Line and had to turn it down, etc

***Gerald Howard’s business card with handwritten note – “first honest letter from Buford this year”

From Andy McKillop to Bill Hamilton

October 2, 1989

 

Is returning copies of Red Line and Mezcal, can’t make a deal/make an offer, etc

From Jan Spauschus at Bertelsmann Publiching Group to Timothy Schaffer

September 20, 1989

 

They can’t take up Red Line, saying that in the end they “were daunted by the fact that they find the book neither thriller nor literary memoir, but something in between”

From Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath to Timothy Schaffer

September 19, 1989

 

In thanks for the jackets, lists people who have seen the book, etc

From Leigh Tillman at Schaffner Agency to Sara Fisher

June 5, 1989

1 original, 1 copy

Includes Jim Harrison’s blurb – including his P.S. (see mention above)

Letter from Dan Franklin at Martin, Secker, and Warburg to Bill Hamilton

Attached note from Bill to Tim (“A very close shave!”)

Letter dated May 9, 1989

 

Undecided about Red Line, but must say no, mentions Heinemann’s Coyotes – how it bombed, can’t take another chance, etc

From Bill Hamilton to Tim Schaffner

April 4, 1989

 

Regarding the note about Mike Fishwick and two typescripts, hopes he can get a sale for Tim soon

From Timothy Schaffner to Michael Fishwick

March 29, 1989

 

Thanks Michael for the “enthusiastic letter about Charles Bowden,” refers to Bill Hamilton in the UK, tells Michael to call Bill, etc

** letter attached from Michael Fishwick to Timothy about meeting with Geral Howard while in NY and hearing about Charles Bowden, interested in status of the book, etc

From David Godwin at Jonathan Cape Limited to Bill Hamilton

March 23, 1989

 

Getting back to Bill about Red Line, doesn’t want to pursue it, mention “how many travel books seem to be appearing,” etc.

From Timothy Schaffner to Bill Hamilton

December 7, 1988

 

Tim is “delighted to hear that you’d like to take on the Charles Bowden manuscript, Red Line,” details of plan and intentions, their excitement, etc

** letter from Bill attached, says send the manuscript a.s.a.p. and that he is “shocked that Gerry should want to buy anything as degenerate as this!”

From Timothy Schaffner to Sara Fisher at A.M. Heath

December 13, 1988

 

Bringing to attention a new sale and new client, Charles Bowden, Red Line that he recently sold to Norton, specifics about Chuck, ** attached are “letters recently sent along with submissions to Mondadori and Maria Campbell Associates,” etc

From Timothy Schaffner to Sonny Mehta at Alfred Knopf

November 2, 1988

 

Mentions manuscript sent with letter, description of Red Line, specifics about Chuck, etc

From Timothy Schaffner to Bill Hamilton

November 28, 1988

 

Mentions meeting with Bill in New York, that he has “begun shopping around a manuscript by a terrific new non-fiction writer from the Southwest named Charles Bowden,” specifics about Chuck, etc

Letter from Gerald Howard to Chuck

January 5, 1990

 

He’ll “bang out a long overdue communiqué on Red Line, your future, and related matters,” etc (2 page letter – in envelope)

From Gerald Howard at W.W. Norton to Chuck

September 12, 1989

 

Included is Red Line “in finished form,” other details, etc.

From Gerald Howard at W.W. Norton to Chuck

April 19, 1989

 

Included are galleys, also the copyedited manuscript, other details of publication, etc

Letter from Anne Dubuisson to Chuck, included are the royaly statements for Red Line

No date on letter

Royalty statement ‘to’ September 30, 1989

 

In envelope

From Gerald Howard to Chuck

February 14, 1989

 

Included is copyedited manuscript of Red Line, other details, etc

From Timothy Schaffner to Chuck

September 13, 1988

2 originals

Writes, “I am a literary agent in New York City, and I am writing you today to offer my representation of your future work,” admiration, details of his career, etc

From Timothy Schaffner to Gerald Howard

November 22, 1988

 

He is “pleased to have come to terms for Charles Bowden’s Red Line and glad to hear the plan to publish this in the fall of ’89,” details the points of negotiation, etc

From Timothy Schaffner to Gerry Howard

No date

 

Attached is “a little bit of publicity,” AZ Daily Star review included

Letter from Udo Zindel to Ed Barber and Gerald Howard (handwritten editing in letter)

June 26, 1992

 

Using Red Line and Desierto in their radio-portrait of the American author Charles Bowden, attached is the terms of agreement and a copy of the transcript of the radio program

Payment summary for Red Line (advance due on publication)

With letter from Janine Steel to Jeannie Luciano

Letter date May 1, 1991

 

 

Letter from Timothy Schaffner to Gerald Howard

May 18, 1989

 

Attached is the first quote by Lucius Shepard, etc – quote and cover picture of Chuck attached

Payment summary for Red Line

‘to’ September 30, 1992

 

 

From Timothy Schaffner to Chuck

September 13, 1988

 

 

Letter from Chuck to Timothy Schaffner

September 27, 1988

 

Agreeing that Timothy be his agent, other matters, etc

** attached is letter from Linda J. Clapp at Houghton Mifflin Company to Chuck mentioning that Ed Abbey just sent her Mezcal, her company’s interest in seeing more of Chuck’s work, etc

Letter from Timothy Schaffner to Gerald Howard

November 2, 1988

 

Sending Red Line to Howard, details of Red Line, etc

Letter from Chuck to Timothy Schaffner (handwritten)

No date

 

Mentions sending books and reviews of Mezcal along with note, responds to idea of sending manuscript to Britain, etc

“Noted on Desierto by Charles Bowden”

No date

1 page

No signature/author – just notes

Letter from Timothy Schaffner to Bob Shacochis

May 16, 1989

 

Sending a bound galley of Red Line, details about Chuck, asking for a blurb

A handwritten photocopy of a blurb by Jim Harrison

 

 

 

Letter from Gerald Howard to Timothy Shaffner

June 7, 1989

 

“an encouraging turndown from Bill Buford on Red Line,” and some thoughts on the process of selling the book

From Timothy Schaffner to Bob Shacochis

July 21, 1989

 

A thanks for offering blurb, etc

** letter attached from Bob to Timothy w/ blurb included

From Patricia Mulcahy at Little, Brown and Company to Chuck

October 11, 1988

 

Mentions that Edward Abbey sent them a copy of Mezcal, that they think Abbey sent them the book because “he thinks [Chuck] deserves a publisher with more clout in the marketplace than the University of Arizona,” etc

Letter from Emily Heckman at North Point Press to Edward Abbey

January 4, 1989

 

Writes “last summer you wrote to Jack Shoemaker about a writer named Charles Bowden,” they are interested in his latest book, locate and tell him this for us, etc

Letter from Gerald Howard to Chuck

December 28, 1988

 

Edited manuscript sent with letter, goes through suggestions for Chuck to consider, etc

From Timothy Schaffner to Dan Mazur

June 12, 1989

 

Including a copy of Red Line for their consideration, details about Chuck and Red Line, etc

From Timothy Schaffner to Maria Matthiessen at Conde Nast Traveler

November 6, 1989

 

Including a copy of Red Line for their consideration, details about Chuck and Red Line, etc

Letter from Timothy Schaffner to Gerald Howard

May 2, 1989

 

Lists potential readers/blurbers for Red Line, other thoughts, etc

End folder

 

 

 

Arizona Daily Star, “Southwestern Books to Savor”

December 17, 1989

 

Mention of Red Line

2 notebooks of notes from time writing Red Line

 

 

 

Red Line jacket photo of Chuck with his Rednecks for Social Responsibility cap

 

 

 

 

 

1991 Desierto

Box 1 (R)

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Reviews

 

The New York Times Book Review (9/91), Tucson Citizen (9/91), and The Arizona Republic (10/91)

4 photocopies total

Norton Book News (compilation of reviews on Desierto from Norton)

 

 5 originals

1 business card w/ handwritten note from Gerald Howard, editor at Norton, two other miscellaneous copies of reviews w/ Gerald Howard’s initials

Bound draft titled Desierto

 

115 pages

Titled on 3rd page Desierto: The Fire also w/ subtitles for small sections (unlike the published version)

Box 2 (R)

 

 

 

Next to Last Draft of Desierto – titled Desierto: Memories of the Future (the subtitle love, blood & the moon is crossed out)

1990

212 pages

Some handwriting

Box 3 (ZZ) – Miscellaneous

 

 

 

4 color slides of Frank Franklin’s angel oil painting in 9th Street house.  Cover painting for Desierto.

1991

 

 

1 5x7 of Chuck at the fiesta at Aduano Mexico in front of sign that says TIRO AL NEGRO.  Chuck submitted this as the author photo for Desierto, but the publisher refused to use it.

1991

 

 

2 color snapshots of three women and Merv Larson in Mexico.  (Merv, a close friend of Chuck’s, was one of the original directors of the Desert Museum.  He built a hotel on the site of the old hospital in Alamos.  The woman on the left died that afternoon…In Desierto.)

1991

 

 

Letter from Elizabeth Morris

October 31, 1991

 

After having read Desierto, a fan letter  (in envelope)

Letter from Bob Headley

November 6, 1991

 

Mentions Dick Kirkpatrick, writing “in praise of Desierto,” etc

Page of notes from Joe(?) regarding his reading of Desierto

No date

 

Handwritten notes as well

Royalty statement from W.W. Norton & Company for Desierto: Memories of the Future

From October 1, 1991 to March 31, 1992