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Gordimer mss., 1934-1991

Papers, 1934-1991, of Nadine Gordimer at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Electronic finding aid encoded by Magia Ghetu

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
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Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
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Creator
Gordimer, Nadine.

Title
Gordimer mss.,1934-1991

Collection No.
LMC 2355

Extent
ca. 6700 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
Consists of the papers of South African author and Nobel prize winner Nadine Gordimer. The correspondence is mostly with her colleagues, literary agents and publishers, including magazines such as The New Yorker where many of her short stories first appeared. There are draft and final versions of Gordimer's stories, articles, book reviews, novels, short story collections, speeches, etc. The notebooks contain story ideas, working notes, as well as dates of completion and publication for some of the stories. Completing the collection is a diary kept by Gordimer when she was eleven years old.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Gordimer was born in Springs, South Africa in 1923. At age 11 she began her writing career, her first writings appearing in the children's section of the Johannesburg Sunday Express. Since then she has written novels and countless short stories, articles, etc. which have been published in magazines and newspapers worldwide. Many of her works reflect the political and social dilemmas of living under apartheid in South Africa and consequently, several of her books have been banned in that country until very recently.

Among her numerous awards are the Booker Prize for Fiction (1974), Modern Language Association of America award (1982), and the Premio Malaparte prize (1987). In 1991 Gordimer's entire body of work was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature. She has been decorated Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) and has received honorary degrees from such institutions as Harvard and Yale Universities.

Apart from her many achievements in writing, Gordimer has been visiting professor and lecturer at several American universities. She is a founder and executive member of the Congress of South African Writers and has encouraged and supported new writers, especially young African authors and poets.

Arrangement/Organization

Organized in the following series: I. Correspondence, II. Writings, III. Diaries and Notebooks, IV. Miscellaneous, V. Additions.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of the papers of South African author and Nobel prize winner Nadine Gordimer. The correspondence is mostly with her colleagues, literary agents and publishers, including magazines such as The New Yorker where many of her short stories first appeared. There are draft and final versions of Gordimer's stories, articles, book reviews, novels, short story collections, speeches, etc. The notebooks contain story ideas, working notes, as well as dates of completion and publication for some of the stories. Completing the collection is a diary kept by Gordimer when she was eleven years old.

Correspondents include: Cyrilly Abels, Chinua Achebe, Roger Angell, Frank Rosslyn Bradlow, Thelma Gutsche, Trevor Huddleston, Roland Joffe, George William Lanning, Bernth Lindfors, Frank McShane, Herbert Mitgang, Alan Stewart Paton, Es'kia Mphahlele, Michael Scammell, Harvey Shapiro, Rowland James Smith, James Stern, Efua Theodora Morgue Sutherland, Paul Theroux, Per Erik Wastberg, Katherine Sergeant Angell White, and Helen Yglesias.

Manuscripts Index in the library includes entries at item level.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • Gordimer, Nadine.
    • Achebe, Chinua.
    • Angell, Roger.
    • Bradlow, Frank Rosslyn, 1913-
    • Gutsche, Thelma.
    • MacShane, Frank.
    • Paton, Alan.
    • Sutherland, Efua Theodora.
    • Theroux, Paul.
    • White, Katharine Sergeant Angell.
    • Yglesias, Helen.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Purchase. 1993.
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Gordimer mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Correspondence, 1948-1989 

(Box 1 - Box 4, folder 24)

The correspondence is divided into a chronological file dated 1948-1989 and an alphabetical file consisting chiefly of Gordimer's correspondence with literary agents and publishers. Among the correspondents are: Cyrilly Abels, Chinua Achebe, Roger Angell, Frank Rosslyn Bradlow, Thelma Gutsche, Trevor Huddleston, Roland Joffé, George William Lanning, Bernth Lindfors, Frank MacShane, Herbert Mitgang, Es'kia Mphahlele, Alan Stewart Paton, Michael Scammell, Harvey Shapiro, Rowland James Smith, James Stern, Efua Theodora Morgue Sutherland, Paul Theroux, Per Erik Wästberg, Katharine Sergeant Angell White, Helen Yglesias. Consult the Manuscripts Index for dates of letters of individual correspondents.


Box 1 1948 - 1973 

Box 2 1974 - 1989 

A.P. Watt & Son (literary agent - UK), 1965-1978  

(6 folders)


Curtis Brown Ltd., 1960-1975 

(5 folders)


Box 3 The New Yorker, 1950-1978 , 1987-1988 

(12 folders)


Russell & Volkening, Inc. (literary agent - US), 1956-1980  

(9 folders)


Satenstein, Sidney (literary agent - US), 1950-1961 

(9 folders)


Shirley Collier Agency (literary agent - US), 1961-1978 

(3 folders)


Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1951-1959 

(4 folders)


Box 4 Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1953-1976 

(6 folders)


Viking Press, Inc., 1958-1985 

royalty statements

(14 folders)


Series: Writings

(Box 4, folder 21 - Box 15, folder 80)

Includes early writings, articles, book reviews, novels, scripts, short stories, short story collections, speeches, etc. All annotations, amendments , and corrections in Gordimer's hand, unless otherwise noted. Descriptions of individual writings were taken from Gordimer's inventory. Arranged in alphabetical order by title after the Early Writings which are arranged by date. Consult Index to Titles for complete listing of locations for each title.


Box 4 Early Writings; Abroad - Black Interpreters

Box 4
Folder 21

Early Writings:

  • The Quest for Sun Gold - first published story, photocopy from The Sunday Express, Johannesburg, June 13, 1937

  • The Valley Legend - tear sheet from Children's Sunday Express, Sept. 18, 1938

  • editor's mention (Auntie Ban Writes) of other stories published by Gordimer in same newspaper

  • Spring (poem) - clipping

  • two school exercise books with reviews of "Books read in 1938"


Box 4
Folder 22

The First Circle [play], 1944[?].

Won Drama Award and was performed by Johannesburg Repertory Society. Carbon copy


Box 4
Folder 23

Unfinished and untitled novel, written before 1946.

Typed fragment


Box 4
Folder 24

University writings. University of the Witwatersrand, 1946 .

Ten essays and class exercises, with teacher's comments and marks awarded.


Box 4
Folder 25

Short stories, written before 1950:

At three o'clock in the morning someone wakes me [first line]; Babe; The Hero; It Might Happen This Way... ; The Old World and the New World ; On Sunday mornings in Johannesburgh I take a bus somewhere [first line]; The Shoes; The Sleep and the Waking ; They were back home again, all three of them [first line]


Box 4
Folder 26

Old Times' Sake [short story], 1949/50 .

Final[?] version


Box 4
Folder 27

Abroad [short story], July 1966 .

Published in The Southern Review. Original version


Box 4
Folder 28

Across the Veld [short story], 1989 .

Adapted from section of My Son's Story and published in Paris Review, 1989. Photocopy of final version; final version as published


Box 4
Folder 29

Africa Emergent [short story], July 1970 .

Included in Livingstone's Companions. Original and final versions


Box 4
Folder 30

The African Magician [short story].

Final version[?]


Box 4
Folder 31

The African Pot [essay].

Zeit Magazin (Germany) feature in which writers, artists, etc., were commissioned to write about favorite works of art. Original and final versions


Box 4
Folder 32

After Apartheid: Black and White in a New South Africa [address].

The Anatomy of Hate: Solving Conflict Through Dialogue and Democracy conference held by the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee and the Elie Wiesel Foundation of New York in Oslo, Norway, Aug. 1990.

Original first draft and reading copy.


Box 4
Folder 33

Alberto Moravia's Africa. Review of Which Tribe Do You Belong To? by Alberto Moravia.

Published in London Magazine, 1974. Final version


Box 4
Folder 34-36

Allan Boesak: Choosing for Justice [documentary], 1983 .

Script outline; titles; paper edit of final script; notes; transcripts of interviews; transcript of Boesak's interviews in film; printed text of Gordimer's statement introducing film at first public showing in New York; announcements of film showing; review clippings


Box 4
Folder 37

Amnesty [short story].

Published in The New Yorker and included in Jump and Other Stories. Tear sheet from The New Yorker


Box 4
Folder 38

Apartheid [article].

Published in Holiday, Apr. 1959. Tear sheet from Holiday


Box 4
Folder 39

Apartheid, the Agitator [article].

Clipping, dated June 27, 1976


Box 4
Folder 40

Art and Change [speech].

To open the Aquarius National Student Arts Festival. Draft version


Box 4
Folder 41

As I See South Africa Today [address].

Delivered in Durban to the Catholic Winter School, June 27, 1976. Reading copy[?]


Box 4
Folder 42

At Last--Luangwa! [travel essay], July/Aug. 1987 .

Commissioned by Washington Post Magazine, 1987;

also published in Sunday Times, London, 1987.

Notebook; original draft version; loose notes for photographs; final version; final shortened version, published by Sunday Times


Box 4
Folder 43

At the Crossroads of Cultures. Review of Morning Yet On Creation Day, by Chinua Achebe.

Originally titled: Achebe, Gift of Africa. Published by Times Literary Supplement, Oct. 17, 1975. Final version; tear sheet from TLS


Box 4
Folder 44

Balancing Rocks[short story], 1985 .

Excerpt from A Sport of Nature. Final version


Box 4
Folder 45

A Beautiful Day, Com [article].

Published in The Observer, London. Final version as sent to editor Donald Trelford


Box 4
Folder 46

Benoni--Son of Sorrow[short story], Apr. 1988 .

Adapted from novel My Son's Story and published in Prize Writing, edited by Martin Goff. Final version as published; photocopy of final version


Box 4
Folder 47-49

The Black Interpreters: Notes on African Writing . Published Spro-Cas/Ravan, 1973 .

Section One "Modern African Fiction in English" published under title: African Literature: The Lectures Given on this Theme at the University of Cape Town's Public Summer School by Board of Extra-Mural Studies, University of Cape Town, Feb. 1972. Section One: Origins and Directions - eight versions and revised pages. Several marked "First lecture"


Box 4
Folder 50-51

Section One: Themes - three versions, two marked "Second lecture";

revised pages; themes of various works by other authors


Box 5 The Black Interpreters (cont'd) - Burger's Daughter

Box 5
Folder 1

The Black Interpreters (cont'd)

Section One: Politics as Fate - five versions, one marked "Third lecture"; revised pages


Box 5
Folder 2-3

Section Two: New Black Poetry in South Africa - two versions;

tear sheets from The Dalhousie Review; poems by various authors


Box 5
Folder 4

Contents, chapter headings, bibliography

Box 5
Folder 5

Two copies of African Literature: The Lectures..., one incomplete

Box 5
Folder 6

Writings by others, arranged alphabetically by author

Box 5
Folder 7

Clippings for research

Box 5
Folder 8

The Bride of Christ [short story], July 1966 .

Original version


Box 5
Folder 9

A Brilliant Bigot. Review of Sarah Gertrude Millin: A South African Life by Martin Rubin.

Published in The Times Literary Supplement, Sept. 15, 1978. Clipping from TLS


Box 5
Folder 10-14

Burger's Daughter [novel]. Viking, 1979 .

Original version; photostat of original version


Box 5
Folder 15-17

Discarded versions of various sections; notes, queries and corrections; analysis of structure and contents of novel after most of it was written and epigraphs as used in final version

Box 5
Folder 18-20

Incomplete clean copy, without final revisions made in July 1978 ;

penultimate copy of final version


Box 5
Folder 21-22

Photocopy, with final corrections and revised pages inserted; model pages for typist

Box 6 Burger's Daughter (cont'd) - The Credibility Gap

Box 6
Folder 1-8

Burger's Daughter (cont'd) Research materials; three notebooks

Box 6
Folder 9

Reviews of book

Box 6
Folder 10

Address to the CNA (Central News Agency) Award dinner, 1980 .

Final version as delivered; two clippings about award dinner


Box 6
Folder 11

Bush-craft [short story], 1980 .

Excerpted and adapted from July's People. Original and final versions


Box 6
Folder 12

By the Light of 10,000 Bulbs. Review of The Visitation, by Ahmed Essop.

Published in The Star, Johannesburg,Feb. 11, 1981. Original and final versions; clipping from The Star


Box 6
Folder 13

Censors, Poets, and Apartheid [article], 1972 .

Published in The New York Times. Final version


Box 6
Folder 14

Censorship and its Aftermath [address].

Keynote address to International Writers' Day, P.E.N. International, June 2, 1990. Final version


Box 6
Folder 15

Censorship--The Final Solution [article].

Published in Evening Standard, London, 1989. Final version


Box 6
Folder 16-17

Chief Luthuli [article].

Included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places, shortened versions published in Atlantic Monthly, 1959 and Treason Trial Bulletin, May 1958. Original version; final version; shortened version; various drafts; copy of Treason Trial Bulletin, No. 2, with article


Box 6
Folder 18

Children with the House to Themselves [short story], 1985 .

Excerpt from A Sport of Nature and published in Paris Review, 1986. Final version


Box 6
Folder 19

A Chip of Glass Ruby [script], 1965 .

Draft script, with changes; final script with changes


Box 6
Folder 20

A Christmas in the South [short story].

Adapted from first novel The Lying Days. Final version[?]


Box 6
Folder 21

City Lovers. Lincoln Center program for New York Film Festival, Sept. 1982 

Box 6
Folder 22

The Colour of Want. Review of The Race War by Ronald Segal.

Published in The Nation, 1967. Final version


Box 6
Folder 23

A Company of Laughing Faces [short story].

Published in Mademoiselle and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories. Original version[?]


Box 6
Folder 24-26

Congo [essay], 1960 .

Two part travel essay commissioned by Holiday. Adapted and published in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places under the title: The Congo River. Original version and two second drafts of "Africa 1960: The Great Period"; original version and two second drafts of "Towards the Heart of Darkness: Congo River Journey"; research material


Box 6
Folder 27-30

The Conservationist [novel]. J. Cape, 1974  and Viking, 1975 .

Original first version dated 28 June 1973; original version of parts of the novel; final version for typist and additions


Box 6
Folder 31

Bound page proofs of Penguin edition

Box 6
Folder 32-33

Research materials; notebook, dated 1970-73, also contains notes for short story: The Credibility Gap

Box 6
Folder 34

Photocopy of address to the CNA Award dinner, 1975 

Box 6
Folder 35

The Conservationist [short story].

Adapted from the novel The Conservationist. Published in Playboy, Mar. 1973 (v.20, no.3). Two versions of first chapter of novel; tear sheet from Playboy


Box 6
Folder 36

A Correspondence Course [short story], Dec. 1979 .

Published in The New Yorker and included in Something Out There. Original version; photocopy of original version; corrected version; final version[?]; typescript with editor's comments


Box 6
Folder 37

A Correspondence Course [script], 1980 .

Notes; photocopy of draft


Box 6
Folder 38-41

Country Lovers [script], 1978 .

Adapted from "Town and Country Lovers." Original version, Nov. 1978; revised version; original final version, Aug. 13, 1981; photocopy with revisions; revised and abandoned pages


Box 6
Folder 42

Contracts

Box 6
Folder 43

Publications Appeal Board materials

Box 6
Folder 44

The Credibility Gap [short story], Aug.-Nov. 1970 .

Included in Livingstone's Companions. Original and final versions


Box 7 David Goldblatt--So Far - Great Problems in the Street

Box 7
Folder 1

David Goldblatt--So Far.

Introduction to catalogue of his retrospective exhibition of photographs at the National Gallery, Cape Town, 1983; shortened version given as opening address at exhibition. Notes; original version; two final versions; shortened version


Box 7
Folder 2

A Day in My Life [article].

Feature for Asani Shiubun, Japan, 1989 and published in English in The Independent, London, 1990. Final version


Box 7
Folder 3

Death, Love and the Fruit-Basket on Carmen Miranda's Head . Review of Sergeant Getúlio by João Ubaldo Ribeiro and Sol by Mario Salz.

Published in London Magazine, 1980. Final version


Box 7
Folder 4

The Delmas Trial [address].

19th African American Institute Conference, Lusaka, Zambia, Jan. 9-13, 1989. Final version


Box 7
Folder 5

Diagonal Street [documentary].

Directed by Lynton Stephenson. First version, two copies of second version, and third version


Box 7
Folder 6

Transcription and editing of taped interviews

Box 7
Folder 7-8

Notes; clippings for research

Box 7
Folder 9

Divers with Bloodshot Eyes [article], late 50s/early 60s .

Commissioned by Holiday. Final version


Box 7
Folder 10

The Dogs [short story].

Excerpted from The Conservationist. Galley proofs


Box 7
Folder 11

Don Mattera [essay].

Final version


Box 7
Folder 12-13

English-Language Literature and Politics in South Africa [lecture].

Barnard College, New York (Gildersleeve Lecture), n.d.; Conference on Literature in the Conditions of Southern Africa, April 4-7, 1975, York University, England; University of Cape Town Summer School, Feb. 1972 and Jan. 1976. Eight versions with notes; bibliography


Box 7
Folder 14

The Essential Gesture: Writers and Responsibility [lecture].

University of Michigan (Tanner Lecture), 1984 and published in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places (London: Jonathan Cape, 1988). Original manuscript; second draft; five pages of notes; final version as presented, marked for reading


Box 7
Folder 15

The Fischer Case [article], 1966 .

Published in New York Times Magazine and London Magazine and included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places. Final version for NYTM; photocopy of tear sheet from London Magazine, Mar. 1966


Box 7
Folder 16

The Flickering Image: Cinema and the Rights of Man in South Africa [speech].

Journée Droits de L'homme et Cinema, Cannes Film Festival, 1989. Final version


Box 7
Folder 17

For Andrina Destiny Was Bitter.

Review of The Beadle by Pauline Smith. Published in The New York Times Book Review, June 16, 1963. Photocopy proof from NYTBR


Box 7
Folder 18

For Dear Life [short story], June-July 1975 .

Published in New Statesman, London, Jan. 14, 1977 and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original version


Box 7
Folder 19-20

Friday's Footprint, and Other Stories [short story collection]. Viking, 1960 .

The Bridegroom; Check Yes or No; Friday's Footprint(two copies); The Gentle Art(five copies); Harry's Presence (two copies); An Image of Success; The Last Kiss (two copies); Little Willie (with alternate ending); Our Bovary; The Path of the Moon's Dark Fortnight; A Style of Her Own; A Thing of the Past


Box 7
Folder 21

Final drafts, Apr. 1959 ,

with handwritten corrections of the following stories: The Bridegroom; Check Yes or No; Friday's Footprint; The Gentle Art; An Image of Success; The Last Kiss; The Night the Favourite Came Home; Our Bovary; A Style of Her Own; A Thing of the Past


Box 7
Folder 22

Acceptance speech for the W.H. Smith and Son Literary Award, 1960?

Box 7
Folder 23

From Apartheid to Afrocentrism [paper], 1979 .

Given at conference of the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa and published in English in Africa 7 (no. 1, March 1980), South African Outlook (v. 107 (1977), 181- 83) and in "The AUESTA Papers."

Photocopy of original, with cuts and changes marked for a shortened version; photocopy as published in "The AUESTA Papers"; photocopy of several pages, possibly a discarded version of above


Box 7
Folder 24

Germany to Me [article], 1969 .

Commissioned by François Bondy for an anthology of that title. Original version; version marked "Corrected text & rewrite..."


Box 7
Folder 25-26

Gold and the Gun [television documentary], released June 1990 .

Produced by Jenny Barraclough of Barraclough/Carey productions for BBC 1 TV. World-wide distribution in the series "Frontiers." Texts; "Frontiers" scripts


Box 7
Folder 27

Three notebooks kept while travelling in North-Eastern Transvaal and Kruger Park (South Africa), and Mozambique, with film crew

Box 7
Folder 28-34

Research materials; notes; production schedule; photographs; BBC publicity postcard announcing film's debut

Box 7
Folder 35

Golden Reclining Nudes of the Desert, 1974 .

Excerpted from The Conservationist. Published London Magazine. Page proofs


Box 7
Folder 36

Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants [screenplay], Jan. 2, 1981 .

Adapted by Barney Simon from Gordimer short story. Final[?] version


Box 7
Folder 37

Gore-Browne of Zambia: Bwana with a Difference . Review of Black Heart: Gore-Browne and the Politics of Multi-Racial Zambia by Robert Rotberg.

Published in The Observer, London, 1977. Final version


Box 7
Folder 38

Great Problems in the Street [article], 1963 .

For anthology I Will Still Be Moved, published by Arthur Barker, edited by Marion Friedmann, 1963, and included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places. Final version, lacking last page(s)


Box 8 Guarding the Gates of Paradise - July's People

Box 8
Folder 1

Guarding the Gates of Paradise. Commissioned and published by New York Times Magazine, 1985 .

Original version; second draft; penultimate version; final version


Box 8
Folder 2-3

A Guest of Honour [novel]. Viking, 1970 .

Draft version


Box 8
Folder 4-5

Penultimate[?] version, with changes for final version

Box 8
Folder 6-7

Revised pages; notebook; notes, some annotated in red ink by Claude Wauthier

Box 8
Folder 8

Home [short story].

Published in The New Yorker and included in Jump and Other Stories. Copy-edited typescript from The New Yorker; galley proofs with editor's corrections


Box 8
Folder 9

How Not to Know the African [article], Aug. 1966 .

Published in Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg, under the title "The Voices We May Not Hear" and broadcast on "Voice of America." Final version


Box 8
Folder 10

Huddleston: A Sign. Contribution to festschrift for Bishop Trevor Huddleston's 75th birthday, 1987 .

Final version


Box 8
Folder 11

A Hunting Accident [short story], July 1975 .

Published in Encounter, London, Mar. 1977 and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original version; photocopy of final version


Box 8
Folder 12

I Am Pascale [children's book].

Carbon typescript of text


Box 8
Folder 13

The Idea of Gardening. Review of Life and Times of Michael K, by J.M. Coetzee.

Published in The New York Times Book Review, 1984. Final version; proof, with corrections and annotations by editor Robert Silvers and Gordimer


Box 8
Folder 14

In Celebration of Patrick White [article].

Commissioned by Melbourne Age, Australia, May 1987, on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Final version


Box 8
Folder 15

The Ingot and the Stick, the Ingot and the Gun [essay]. Published in BBC's anthology Frontiers.

Adapted from Gold and the Gun. Draft and final[?] versions; galley proofs


Box 8
Folder 16

Inkalamu's Place [short story], Mar. 1965 .

Original and second versions


Box 8
Folder 17

The Interpreters: Theme as Communication in the African Novel [article].

Final version


Box 8
Folder 18

Intimate Environs [script].

Three draft scripts; notebook


Box 8
Folder 19

An Intruder [short story], Mar. 1965 .

Published in The New Yorker as "Out of the Walls." Original version[?], typescript


Box 8
Folder 20

An Island of Rock [short story], 1953 .

Story was bought by The New Yorker, set up in print, but never published. Story not included in any of Gordimer's story collections and was unpublished as of 1985. Thirteen typescript pages, marked by printer; galley/working proofs and annotated by Katharine S. White; three pages of notes on the working proof by White; final version


Box 8
Folder 21

A Journey [short story]. Published in Playboy and included in Jump and Other Stories.

Proof from Playboy


Box 8
Folder 22

Journey to the Shore of the Dead [travel article], Dec. 1958 .

Published in The Observer, London, 1959. Final version


Box 8
Folder 23

July's People [novel]. Viking, 1981 .

Original version, with discarded versions of pages


Box 8
Folder 24

Second version; author's queries and answers from people consulted

Box 8
Folder 25-26

Two copies of final version as given to printer

Box 8
Folder 27-29

Copy edited version from Viking and response by Gordimer, with final queries and revisions

Box 9 July's People (cont'd) - Jump, and Other Stories

Box 9
Folder 1-2

July's People [novel] (cont'd)

Two copy edited versions from J. Cape


Box 9
Folder 3

Page proofs

Box 9
Folder 4-5

Research materials; notebook, which contains notes for other works, lectures, etc.

Box 9
Folder 6

Excerpted version, published in Mother Jones?

Box 9
Folder 7

Address to the CNA Award dinner, Cape Town, Apr. 27, 1982 .

Original draft and final version as delivered


Box 9
Folder 8-16

July's People [screenplay].

Rights acquired in 1984 by producer David Puttnam and director Roland Joffe. Project later given to director Randa Haines. Script rewritten by Loring Mandel in 1991. Film never realized. Nine drafts


Box 9
Folder 17

Alternative versions of scenes, notes and changes

Box 9
Folder 18

Mandel's screenplay, with comments by Gordimer

Box 9
Folder 19

Itinerary for Haines, accounts, photographs of possible location folder 20:

Box 9
Folder 20

Contracts with Warner Bros. for rights to novel and commissioning screenplay

Box 9
Folder 21-22

Jump, and Other Stories [short story collection]. Bloomsbury, 1991 .

Original manuscripts of: Amnesty, and one page of notes; Comrades, Nov. 16, 1987; A Find, Dec. 28, 1989; Home, Nov. 11, 1987; A Journey, Dec. 1987-Jan. 1988; Jump, Feb. 8-14, 1989; The Moment Before the Gun Went Off , Nov. 1987; My Father Leaves Home ; Once Upon a Time, Feb. 23-24, 1988; Safe Houses, Dec. 1990; Some are Born to Sweet Delight; Spoils, Feb.-Mar. 1987; Teraloyna, Aug. 1986 and first revision; The Ultimate Safari, Nov. 1988; What Were You Dreaming?


Box 9
Folder 23

Revised versions of the above and Keeping Fit. Arranged in published order

Box 10 Jump, and Other Stories (cont'd) - My Father Leaves Home

Box 10
Folder 1-7

Jump, and Other Stories (cont'd)

Final version; master pages; three sets of proofs


Box 10
Folder 8

Kurt Jobst [address].

Given by Reinhold Cassirer at the cremation of Kurt Jobst, May 7, 1971. Final version of address; photocopy of clipping, titled: "He gave Jo'burg Some Style, A Personal Tribute by Nadine Gordimer"; photocopy of longer version used as foreword for book on Jobst's work, published 1977


Box 10
Folder 9

The Land Not of Our Brothers. Review of Martyrs and Fanatics: South Africa and Human Destiny by Peter Dreyer.

Published in New Republic, 1980. Final version


Box 10
Folder 10-11

The Late Bourgeois World [novel]. Viking, 1966 .

Photocopy of synopsis; original and final versions


Box 10
Folder 12

The Late Bourgeois World [screenplay]. BBC TV program.

Adaptation by Tristram Powell, revised and partly rewritten by Gordimer. Photocopy of script


Box 10
Folder 13

Leaving School: A Bolter and the Invincible Summer [essay].

Published in the series "Leaving School" for London Magazine and included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places under title: A Bolter and the Invincible Summer.

[See also: A South African Childhood] Original and final versions


Box 10
Folder 14

A Letter from Johannesburg [article], 1976 .

Published in The New York Review of Books and in The Observer, London, and included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places. Photocopy of final version for NYRB; photocopy of typed footnote; scribbled note calculating 1974 South African election results; proof from NYRB; version marked for cuts and resulting shortened version for The Observer; additions and cuts


Box 10
Folder 15

Letter from South Africa [article], 1964 .

Commissioned by a Danish paper Politiken. Final version


Box 10
Folder 16

A Letter from the 153rd State [article], 1980 .

Published in the New York Review of Books. Final version; proof from NYRB, with comments and corrections by editor Robert Silvers and Gordimer


Box 10
Folder 17

The Life of the Imagination [short story], July 1967 .

Published by The New Yorker, 1968 and included in Livingstone's Companions. Original version; final version, marked "incomplete copy"


Box 10
Folder 18

Little Willie [short story]. Published in The New Yorker[?] and included in Friday's Footprint, and Other Stories.

Final[?] version with queries and comments by editor Katharine S. White


Box 10
Folder 19-20

Living in the Interregnum [lecture/article].

James Lecture, The New York Institute for the Humanities, October 14, 1982; Academic Freedom Lecture (D.C.S. Oosthuizen Memorial Lecture), Rhodes University, Sept. 1, 1983; published by New York Review of Books, Jan. 20, 1983 and included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places. James lecture: Original version, lacking three pages, misc. notes; second version; final version as presented, under title: Living Conditions: In the Interregnum; notes and research clippings; Five Years of Activity, by The New York Institute for the Humanities, listing Gordimer's James lecture


Box 10
Folder 21

Academic Freedom lecture: Original first draft and inserts; original second draft; final version; research clippings; clipping of published lecture

Box 10
Folder 22

NYRB article: Cuts and changes, Nov. 1982 ; galley proof, with corrections and changes by editor Robert Silvers, queries by and to Silvers; photocopy of tear sheet, marked for cuts, apparently for shortened version

Box 10
Folder 23-26

Livingstone's Companions [short story collection]. Viking, 1971 .

Photocopies, typescripts and tear sheets in preparation for publication. One version of each of the following titles, unless otherwise indicated: Abroad, two copies; Africa Emergent; The Bride of Christ ; The Credibility Gap ; Inkalamu's Place; An Intruder, with alternative endings; The Life of the Imagination; Livingstone's Companions, three copies; A Meeting in Space, three copies; No Place Like; Open House , three copies; Otherwise Birds Fly In ; Rain Queen, three copies; A Third Presence; A Third PresenceA Third Presence


Box 10
Folder 27

Contents page; lists giving number of words for each story and where published previously

Box 10
Folder 28

Look That's Me, with Lydia [short story], 1980 .

Excerpted and adapted from July's People. Final version


Box 10
Folder 29

Lourenco Marques: The Little Escape [travel article]. Published in Holiday magazine.

Final version


Box 10
Folder 30

The Lying Days [novel]. Simon & Schuster, 1953 .

Synopsis only


Box 10
Folder 31

A Mad One [short story], Jan. 1975 .

Published in Harper's and Queen and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original and final versions


Box 10
Folder 32

Madagascar [travel article], 1972 .

Published in either London Magazine or Holiday. Final[?] version; incomplete version; photocopied pages with corrections in red ink and inserts suggested by Claude Wauthier; seven pages of notes on travel in Madagascar; six pages of notes, one of which pertains to A Guest of Honour


Box 10
Folder 33

The Magic of the Script. Review of We Came to Town edited by Caroline Kerfoot.

Final version


Box 10
Folder 34

Making Oneself Over: The Swedish Way. Review of Love's Gravity by Per Wästberg.

Published in The Times Literary Supplement, May 1977. Photocopy


Box 10
Folder 35

Man of the Year--Nelson Mandela, statement by Nadine Gordimer.

Requested by Robert Bernstein of Random House. Final version


Box 10
Folder 36

A Meeting in Space [short story], Feb. 1966 .

Published by The New Yorker under the title "Say Something African" and included in Livingstone's Companions. Original and final versions


Box 10
Folder 37

A Memory of Richard Rive. Commissioned by The Guardian, London, 1991 .

Final version as sent to editor


Box 10
Folder 38

Merci Dieu, It Changes [article], 1971 .

Two part travel article on Ghana and the Ivory Coast, published by The Atlantic under title "West African Diary." Original and final versions


Box 10
Folder 39

Message in a Bottle [short story]. Published in The Kenyon Review and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories.

Original version


Box 10
Folder 40

The Metaphor of Exile. Review of Thoughts Abroad, poems by John Bruin (i.e. Dennis Brutus).

Published in South African Outlook, no. 101, Jan. 1971. Final version


Box 10
Folder 41

More Than a Writer? [address]. British Council conference, Mexico City, 1988 .

Final version as presented


Box 10
Folder 42

A Morning in a Library [article]. Commissioned and published by The Times, London, 1975 .

Final version; clipping of article, dated July 2, 1975


Box 10
Folder 43

My Father Leaves Home [short story]. Published in The New Yorker and included in Jump, and Other Stories.

Photocopy of version sent to The New Yorker editor, with comments and corrections; galley proofs with corrections by editor and Gordimer


Box 11 My Son's Story - Nice

Box 11
Folder 1-7

My Son's Story [novel]. Bloomsbury, 1990 ; Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990 .

Original version; photocopy of original, Oct. 27, 1989; revised and discarded versions, queries, research clippings; final rewrite of original, Nov. 1989; word- processed copy with corrected pages


Box 11
Folder 8-12

Master galleys; printer's copy and revised pages

Box 11
Folder 13

Bound uncorrected proof, Bloomsbury edition

Box 11
Folder 14-15

Proofs and proof of jacket, Farrar, Straus & Giroux edition

Box 11
Folder 16

The Mysterious Incest. Review of Flaws in the Glass: A Self-Portrait, by Patrick White. Published in The New York Review of Books, 1973? 

Original draft; final version; proof from NYRB, with comments by editor Robert Silvers; corrections and objections by Gordimer


Box 11
Folder 17

Naipaul's Freedom. Review of In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul.

Published in The New York Times Book Review, Oct. 17, 1971. Final version; tear sheet from NYTBR


Box 11
Folder 18

Native Country [short story]. Included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories.

Original version, corrected carbon typescript


Box 11
Folder 19

The Need for Something Sweet [short story], July 1975 .

Published in The New Review, London, 1977 and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original and two final versions


Box 11
Folder 20

Neighbors and Friends [short story].

First version


Box 11
Folder 21

New Forms of Strategy--No Change of Heart [address]. University of Cape Town Conference on Censorship, Apr. 24, 1980 .

Final version


Box 11
Folder 22

New Notes from the Underground. Review of Mouroir by Breyten Breytenbach.

Published in The Atlantic, 1984. First draft; second version; final version; proof


Box 11
Folder 23

The Next-to-Last Testament of Madame G. [article], Mar.-Apr. 1971 .

Original version


Box 11
Folder 24

Nice [article], 1978 .

Commissioned, but not published in GEO (American edition). Original, second, and final versions


Box 12 No Place Like - Pula

Box 12
Folder 1

No Place Like [short story], June 1970 .

Published in The Southern Review and included in Livingstone's Companions. Original and final versions


Box 12
Folder 2

No Place Like [short story collection]. J. Cape, 1975 .

Bound proof


Box 12
Folder 3-6

No Place Like Home: Johannesburg [article], 1978 .

Commissioned by GEO (German edition?). Original and final versions; eight pages of notes; two notebooks; research material--clippings and notes


Box 12
Folder 7

Not for Publication [short story]. Published in The Atlantic and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories.

Original version


Box 12
Folder 8-12

Not for Publication, and Other Stories [short story collection]. Viking, 1965.

Typescripts and/or carbon typescripts of: The African Magician ; A Chip of Glass Ruby ; A Company of Laughing Faces ; Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants ; Message in a Bottle ; Native Country; Neighbours and Friends (not included in published volume); Not for Publication; One Whole Year, and Even More; The Pet; Some Monday for Sure ; Son-in-Law; Tenants of the Last Tree-House; Through Time and Distance; Vital Statistics; The Worst Thing of All


Box 12
Folder 13

Handwritten details of story lengths and where previously published

Box 12
Folder 14

A Note on Women and Literature in South Africa [address]. Given to Association of Women Publishers, Johannesburg, May 8, 1981 .

Final version; photocopy of clipping of address


Box 12
Folder 15

Notes of an Expropriator [article], 1964 .

Published in The Times Literary Supplement. Final version


Box 12
Folder 16-17

The Novel and the Nation [lecture], late 50s .

Presented at the University of the Witwatersrand and as the Anne Radcliffe Lecture, Harvard, etc. Published Radcliffe Quarterly, 1961. Original and final versions; final version with cuts and changes; amended version, typed for delivery; copy of Radcliffe Quarterly


Box 12
Folder 18-24

Occasion for Loving [novel]. Viking, 1963 .

Synopsis; original and final versions; draft pages


Box 12
Folder 25

On and Off the Banned List [address], 1983 .

Introduction to readings by various authors for the South African Institute of Race Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, Aug. 8, 1983. Final version; handwritten details of program


Box 12
Folder 26

One Whole Year and Even More [short story], Apr. 1963 .

Published in The Kenyon Review and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories. Original version


Box 12
Folder 27

Open House [short story], Dec. 1966 .

Included in Livingstone's Companions. Original and final versions


Box 12
Folder 28

Open House [script]. Adapted for BBC television by Tristram Powell, revised and partly rewritten by Gordimer.

Photocopy; miscellaneous annotated pages


Box 12
Folder 29

Oral History [short story], Aug. 1976 .

Published in Harper's and Queen and Playboy, May 1977 (v.24, no.5). Included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original version; photocopy of tear sheet from Harper's and Queen?


Box 12
Folder 30

Orientation--Towards What? [address]. Orientation address given to students of University of Natal, Feb. 20, 1984 .

Final version


Box 12
Folder 31

Otherwise Birds Fly In [short story], Dec. 1966 .

Included in Livingstone's Companions Original version


Box 12
Folder 32

Our Violent Society, Local and Overseas Perspectives.

Introduction to a discussion, Nov. 8, 1990, Weekly Mail Book Week. Final[?] version


Box 12
Folder 33

Pack Up, Black Man [article], 1971 .

Commissioned by The New York Times, published The New York Times, New York Herald Tribune and as preface for Cosmas Desmond's The Discarded People, [1969?] Original version as rewritten for preface to The Discarded People; final version; clippings of article from NYT and NYHT.


Box 12
Folder 34

The Pearl of Manet [article], 1954/5 .

About Lotte Furstenberg-Cassirer with fictitious names substituted. Penultimate[?] version


Box 12
Folder 35

Plenty [short story]. Excerpted from The Conservationist.

Original and photocopied versions; page proofs and photocopy of page proofs


Box 12
Folder 36

Policing the University: The Threat in South Africa [address]. York University upon receipt of honorary degree in July, 1988 .

Original second draft, marked for reading; two final versions, one marked "not updated"; final version, as delivered


Box 12
Folder 37-39

Praise [screenplay]. Adapted from short story "Not for Publication."

Cast list; photocopy of annotated short story; draft scripts; rewrites


Box 12
Folder 40

A Private Apprenticeship. Review of The Mortgaged Heart by Carson McCullers, edited by Margarita G. Smith.

Published by London Magazine. Final version


Box 12
Folder 41

The Problems of Apartheid [speech]. Given at symposium "Africa: The Emerging Patterns" at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., March 24, 1959 .

Final version as delivered; portion of printed program


Box 12
Folder 42

Problems of the Novelist in South Africa Today [speech].

Two photocopies of final version


Box 12
Folder 43

Pula [travel article], 1970 .

Published in London Magazine. Original version; second draft; final version, lacking a few pages; shortened final version


Box 13 Rags and Bones - Something Out There

Box 13
Folder 1

Rags and Bones [short story], 1979 .

Published in Harper's Magazine, Oct. 1979 and included in Something Out There. Final version


Box 13
Folder 2

Rain-Queen [short story], Dec. 1967-Jan. 1968 .

Included in Livingstone's Companions. Original and final versions


Box 13
Folder 3

References: The Codes of Culture [address]. Blashfield Address, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1989  and published in The New York Times Review of Books.

Final version; two proofs from the NYTRB, with changes by editor Robert Silvers and Gordimer


Box 13
Folder 4

Relevance and Commitment [address].

State of Art in South Africa conference, 1979; Radcliffe Forum, Harvard 1979; Neil Gunn Fellowship address for the Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, May 1981; included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places and published as "Apprentices of Freedom" in New Society, 1981. Four versions


Box 13
Folder 5

A Satisfactory Settlement [short story], Jan. 1967 .

First draft; second version


Box 13
Folder 6-9

Seek and Destroy [film script]. Adapted from short story "Oral History."

Reduced-size photocopy of story marked for script; notebook pages; notes and trial versions of scenes; original version; two draft versions; five revised versions


Box 13
Folder 10

Seven Women Artists [speech]. Given at opening of FUBA Art Gallery exhibition, Johannesburg, Aug. 9, 1987 .

Version as delivered


Box 13
Folder 11

Siblings [short story], May 1974 .

Published in Encounter, London, 1975 and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original version; photocopy of corrected final version; proof


Box 13
Folder 12-13

Six Feet of the Country [short story collection]. Simon & Schuster, 1956 ; Penguin, 1956 .

Final versions: A Bit of Young Life; Charmed Lives; The Cicatrice; Clowns in Clover ; Face From Atlantis; Happy Event; Horn of Plenty; My First Two Women ; Out of Season; Six Feet of the Country; The Smell of Death and Flowers; Which New Era Would That Be?; The White Goddess and the Mealie Question (included in the U.S. edition)


Box 13
Folder 14-17

Six Feet of the Country [film series].

Shown Film Forum 1, New York City, May 1983 and Cape Town International Film Festival, Sept. 1981. Film Forum 1 release, Documentafilm 1 and 2 programs; contracts; writings mentioning series; press digest and review clippings


Box 13
Folder 18

The Soft Voice of the Serpent, and Other Stories [short story collection]. Simon & Schuster, 1952 .

Typescripts of four stories, with minor corrections: The Catch, The Peace of Respectability , The Menace of the Years , A Watcher of the Dead; book jacket


Box 13
Folder 19

A Soldier's Embrace [short story], 1975 .

Published in Harper's and Queen, 1976 and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original version, Jan.-Feb. 1975; second version, June 1975; photocopy of final version


Box 13
Folder 20-21

A Soldier's Embrace [short story collection]. Viking, 1980.

Final versions as published, with corrections and instructions to copy editor on title pages: For Dear Life; A Hunting Accident; A Lion on the Freeway; A Mad One; The Need for Something Sweet ; Oral History; Siblings; A Soldier's Embrace ; The Termitary; Time Did; Town and Country Lovers ; You Name It


Box 13
Folder 22

Ten pages of notes; final order of contents; photocopies of clippings used for research; photograph of Penguin book jacket; specimen of book jacket design of U.S. edition

Box 13
Folder 23

Some Monday for Sure [short story]. Published in Transition and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories.

Original version


Box 13
Folder 24

Something for the Time Being [script]. Adapted for BBC television by Tristram Powell, revised and partly rewritten by Gordimer.

Rehearsal script; list of photographs supplied by David Goldblatt


Box 13
Folder 25-35

Something Out There [story collection]. Viking, 1983.

Original, draft and/or final versions of: At the Rendezvous of Victory , Jan. 1982, two versions; A City of the Dead, A City of the Living, Feb. 1981, seven versions, including unpublished shortened version titled "Tenure", and version for The New Yorker; A Correspondence Course, Feb. 1980; Crimes of Conscience , July 1981, two versions; Letter To His Father, three versions, proof from London Review of Books, photocopy of English translation of Kafka's letter from his father, German transcription with corrections probably by Arnulf Conradi, S. Fischer Verlag, research materials; Love Stories: Blinder and Terminal, Feb. 1982, two versions; Rags and Bones; Sins of the Third Age, Jan. 1982, two versions; Something Out There, one version, draft chapters, and research materials


Box 13
Folder 36

Complete collection, with instructions to typist

Box 13
Folder 37-38

Edited typescript from Penguin-Viking

Box 14 Something Out There (cont'd) - Tanzania: People, Not Money

Box 14
Folder 1-2

Something Out There [story collection] (cont'd)

Proofs; list of stories, where and when published and corrections for French translation


Box 14
Folder 3

Something Out There [film script], Apr. 25, 1986 .

Adapted by Hugh Cassirer from novella by Gordimer. First rough draft


Box 14
Folder 4

Something Unexpected [short story].

Adapted from a chapter of novel Occasion for Loving and published in Cosmopolitan. Original[?] and final versions; tear sheet


Box 14
Folder 5

Son-in-Law [short story], May 1964 .

Included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories. Original version


Box 14
Folder 6

Songololo [short story], 1985 .

Excerpted and adapted from novel A Sport of Nature. Final version


Box 14
Folder 7

Sorting the Images from the Man. Commissioned by and published in Newsweek, Feb. 26, 1990  and published in Africa Commentary, 1990 .

Final version as sent to Newsweek; tear sheet from Newsweek; expanded version as sent to AC, titled: Letter from Johannesburg


Box 14
Folder 8

The South Africa I Want [article].

Published in Der Stern, Germany, 1988. Second draft


Box 14
Folder 9

South Africa: The Way Writers Live Now [article].

Commissioned by German radio - Südwestfunk, Feb. 1977. Original version; photocopy of final version, incomplete


Box 14
Folder 10

South Africa: Towards a Desk Drawer Literature [address], 1968 .

Given to the students of the University of the Witwatersrand and published in The Classic, v.2, no. 4 (1968). Draft


Box 14
Folder 11

A South African Childhood [article], early 1950s .

Published by The New Yorker. First of two autobiographical essays [See also: Leaving School: A Bolter and the Invisible Summer] Final version


Box 14
Folder 12

Speak Out: The Necessity for Protest [lecture].

E.G. Malherbe Academic Freedom lecture, University of Natal, Durban, 1971 and included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places. Final version as delivered


Box 14
Folder 13

Spoils [short story].

Published in Granta and included in Jump and Other Stories. Proof from Granta


Box 14
Folder 14-22

A Sport of Nature [novel]. J. Cape, 1987 ; Knopf, 1987.

Original manuscript; revised penultimate version; copy from which final version was typed


Box 14
Folder 23-24

Proofs from J. Cape Ltd.

Box 14
Folder 25-26

Notes, discarded pages, notes for copy editors, style sheet; research material

Box 14
Folder 27

A Stinging Touch of Local Colour. Review of Local Colour by Stephen Gray.

Published in Rand Daily Mail, ca. 1975 Final version


Box 14
Folder 28

Story from the Top Shelf [short story].

Final version


Box 14
Folder 29

Stranger in Town [short story], 1963 .

Original version


Box 14
Folder 30

Sweet Dreams Selection [short story], 1950 .

Unpublished final version; final version


Box 14
Folder 31

A Tang of Smoke and Indigo. Review of Aké: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka.

Published in New York Review of Books, 1982. Original draft; final version; proof from NYRB


Box 14
Folder 32

Tanzania: People, Not Money [article], 1973 .

Published in The Atlantic, 1973. Eight pages of notes; original version; second draft, with corrections in red ink by Claude Wauthier; final version


Box 15 Tenants of the Last Tree House - You Name It, Untitled Writings

Box 15
Folder 1

Tenants of the Last Tree House [short story].

Published in The New Yorker and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories. Revised version, incomplete, lacking unchanged pages; revision for The New Yorker


Box 15
Folder 2

The Termitary [short story], June 1974 .

Published in London Magazine and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original version


Box 15
Folder 3

A Third Presence [short story], Nov. 1964 .

Included in Livingstone's Companions. Original version


Box 15
Folder 4

Three in a Bed: Fiction, Morals and Politics [lecture]. Ben Bellit Lecture, Bennington College, Oct. 4, 1990 .

Published as a chapbook by Bennington College, 1991. Original manuscript; final version with additions


Box 15
Folder 5

Through Time and Distance [short story], late 50s or early 60s .

Published in The Atlantic and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories. Final version; tear sheets


Box 15
Folder 6

Through Time and Distance [film script].

Adapted from short story for director John Schlesinger. Original and final versions of synopsis


Box 15
Folder 7

Time Did [short story], Aug. 1976 .

Published in London Magazine, November 1977 and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original version; photocopy of final version


Box 15
Folder 8

Tourism [short story], Mar. 1982 .

Published in London Magazine, June 1983. Original and final versions


Box 15
Folder 9

Town and Country Lovers [short story], Aug. 1974 .

Published in Harper's and Queen and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original[?] version; second/penultimate version; copy edited version; photocopy of last portion


Box 15
Folder 10

Transkei: A Vision of Two Blood-Red Suns [article], 1978 .

Published in GEO 1978, with photographs by David Goldblatt and in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places. Photocopy of final version; a section apparently not published; notes; original annotated copy; research clippings


Box 15
Folder 11

The Triumph of Memory. Review of Memory is the Weapon, by Don Mattera.

Published in The Star, Johannesburg, Feb. 8, 1988. Final version; tear sheet


Box 15
Folder 12

The Two Souths--One World [article], 1961 .

Published in The Observer, London, June 9, 1963. Original version; tear sheet from The Observer


Box 15
Folder 13

Unchaining Poets [article].

Published in The New York Times, Dec. 9, 1972. Clipping of article with Edward Gorey illustration


Box 15
Folder 14

Unconfessed History. Review of Ah, But Your Country is Beautiful by Alan Paton.

Published in The New Republic, Feb. 1982. Final version


Box 15
Folder 15

The Value of a Conference. Introduction to Culture in Another South Africa, an anthology of conference papers given at the CASA Conference, Amsterdam, 1977 , Zed Books, London, 1989.

Final version


Box 15
Folder 16

A View of the Nile [travel article], Dec. 1958 .

Published in The National and English Review, 1959. Final version


Box 15
Folder 17

The Visit [short story].

Photocopy


Box 15
Folder 18

Vital Statistics [short story].

Published in The Kenyon Review and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories. Original version; first revision; final version


Box 15
Folder 19

Vladimir Ledochowski, Man of Two Worlds [article].

Published in a Polish emigré journal, 1987. Final version


Box 15
Folder 20

Waterford School: The Riches of Human Variety [article].

Published in school magazine Vista, 1966. Final version


Box 15
Folder 21

What Being a South African Means to Me [address].

Given to the students at University of Cape Town, 1977. Photocopy of text


Box 15
Folder 22-27

What Happened to Burger's Daughter or How South African Censorship Works . Taurus, 1980 .

Paperback; drafts; notes and materials concerning Publication Control Board; clippings about censorship


Box 15
Folder 28

What is a Writer's Freedom [lecture].

Durban Indian Teachers' Conference. Original first version; photocopy of final version


Box 15
Folder 29

When I Lost My Innocence [article].

Published in Swedish paper Akton Bladet, 1980. Final version


Box 15
Folder 30

Where Do Whites Fit in? [article], 1959 .

Published in Twentieth Century and included in The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places. Final version


Box 15
Folder 31

Who Writes? Who Reads? The Concept of a People's Literature [address/article].

Original manuscript, with two pages of notes; final version as delivered, Albert Pick Lecture, University of Chicago, Oct. 1987; shortened version for Dagens Nyeter, Sweden; revised version delivered at UNESCO Conference, Dakar, Senegal, Nov. 27, 1989; version delivered for Phi Beta Kappa "Literary Exercises," Harvard University, 1988; version delivered at African Literature Conference, Oxford University, June 1990


Box 15
Folder 32

Why Haven't You Written? [short story], June 1970 .

Published in The New Yorker and included in Livingstone's Companions. Original version


Box 15
Folder 33

With Open Eyes [article].

Tribute to Helen Suzman in a festschrift, published on her retirement from Parliament in South Africa, 1989. Final version


Box 15
Folder 34

Witwatersrand: A Time and Tailings [essay], 1967.

Published by Optima with photographs by David Goldblatt. Expanded for preface to On the Mines, by Gordimer and Goldblatt, published by C. Struik, 1973.

Two original versions; second draft; final carbon version, with instructions to printer in Goldblatt's hand; On the Mines proofs annotated by Gordimer and Goldblatt; notes; tear sheet from Optima; research material


Box 15
Folder 35

The Worst Thing of All [short story], Oct. 1963 .

Published in London Magazine and included in Not for Publication, and Other Stories. Original version


Box 15
Folder 36

The Writer in South Africa Today [speech]. The Race Relations Symposium, 1968 .

Original version


Box 15
Folder 37

The Writer's Imagination and the Imagination of the State [address]. International P.E.N. Congress, New York, 1986 .

Final version


Box 15
Folder 38

Writing and Writers in South Africa [speech/article].

Unknown where given or published. Original text as delivered; final version of article


Box 15
Folder 39

Writing in Africa: Nadine Gordimer Interviewed by Stephen Gray and Phil du Plessis.

Published in New Nation, September 1972, vol. 6, no. 2. Copy of New Nation only


Box 15
Folder 40

You Name It [short story], July 1972 .

Published in London Magazine, June/July 1976 and included in A Soldier's Embrace. Original and final[?] versions


Box 15
Folder 41

You Name It [television script].

Draft


Untitled Works

Box 15
Folder 42

Article. Critique of an unnamed South African literature book, n.d. Notes

Box 15
Folder 43

Article. In defense of Salman Rushdie.

Written for The Observer, London, 1990. First draft of original version


Box 15
Folder 44

Article. Pertaining to sale of King Farouk's treasures, 1954 .

Unpublished, commissioned by William Shawn of The New Yorker. Final version


Box 15
Folder 45

Article. Tribute to Alan Paton, 1988 .

Published in The Observer, London and in The Star, Johannesburg. Final version as sent to The Observer


Box 15
Folder 46

Article. Tribute to Angus Wilson on his 70th birthday.

Published in Twentieth Century Literature, USA, 1983. Final version


Box 15
Folder 47

Blurb. For catalog published by Purnell announcing Charles Eglington's book Under the Horizon, ca. 1976 .

Final version[?]


Box 15
Folder 48

Introduction to In a World They Never Made: Five Black South African Poets Write About Life in the White-Makes-Right Land of Apartheid.

Published Playboy. Tear sheet from Playboy, May 1972 (v.19, no.5).


Box 15
Folder 49

Introduction to documentary films Maids & Madams and South Africa Belongs to Us.

Text as spoken by Gordimer on film


Box 15
Folder 50

Introduction to Sounds of a Cowhide Drum, poems by Oswald Joseph Mtshali, 1970 .

Carbon typescript of final version


Box 15
Folder 51

Introduction to Uku-Bamba Amadola by Bettie du Toit, 1976 .

Final version


Box 15
Folder 52

Jacket quote for Two Dogs and Freedom.

Black children's drawings and texts collected by Colphine Smuts of Open School, Ravan Press, 1986. Final version


Box 15
Folder 53

Novel. Unfinished and untitled second novel, about 1951 . Typed.

Box 15
Folder 54

Preface to Familiarity is the Kingdom of the Lost by Dugmore Boetie, 1969 .

Final version


Box 15
Folder 55

Preface to When We Are at Home We Dance All Round the House by Margareta Ekstrom.

Final version


Box 15
Folder 56

Review of Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe, 1988 .

Published in New York Times Book Review and Weekly Mail, Johannesburg. Final version for NYTBR, marked with cuts for later publication in the Weekly Mail; proof from Weekly Mail, with note to editor.


Box 15
Folder 57

Review of Episode, by Harry Bloom.

Original rough draft; notebook.


Box 15
Folder 58

Review of The Hajji and Other Stories by Ahmed Essop, 1978 .

Probably written for The Star, Johannesburg. Final version


Box 15
Folder 59

Review of Hourglass by Danilo Kis.

Published by The Observer, London, 1991. First draft; final version as sent to editor.


Box 15
Folder 60

Review of Idanre and Other Poems by Wole Soyinka, 1967 .

Final version


Box 15
Folder 61

Review of Jo'burg, Sis by Barney Simon.

Original draft; final version


Box 15
Folder 62

Review of The Literature and Thought of Modern Africa by Claude Wauthier.

Published in The Nation, 1967. Final version


Box 15
Folder 63

Review of The Medicine Man (Swifa Ya Nguvumali), by Hasani Bin Ismail.

Published in African Studies (29. 2. 1970). Tear sheet


Box 15
Folder 64

Review of The Mind of South Africa: The Story of the Rise and Fall of Apartheid by Allister Sparks.

Published in The Observer, London, May 11, 1990. Final version


Box 15
Folder 65

Review of Move Your Shadow by Joseph Lelyveld, 1985 .

Published in the New York Times Book Review. Shortened version published in Weekly Mail, Johannesburg, Nov. 1985 and titled: South Africa: Explaining, Rationalizing, Forgetting .

Photocopy of first version; final version; final version with cuts for shortened version; proof from NYTBR, with corrections and annotations by editor Robert Silvers and Gordimer; shortened version for WM


Box 15
Folder 66

Review of Olive Schreiner, a biography by Ruth First and Anne Scott.

Published in the The Times Literary Supplement, 1980 and Le Monde, 1989. Published as a foreword to subsequent editions of the book. Photocopy; adapted version, for Le Monde


Box 15
Folder 67

Speech and/or article. On use of languages in South Africa.

Final version


Box 15
Folder 68

Speech. Protest meeting on the banning of seven young activists and of SASPU National, journal of the South African Students Press Union, 1982 .

Original version; final version, with changes; three clippings reporting event


Box 15
Folder 69

Speech. Ruth First Memorial Meeting, 1982 .

First draft


Box 15
Folder 70

Speech. Writers and Human Rights Conference, Toronto, Oct. 1981 .

Original draft


Box 15
Folder 71

Speech. Graduation address, University of Cape Town, 1986 .

Reading copy


Box 15
Folder 72

Speech. Graduation address, University of the Witwatersrand, Apr. 28, 1980 .

Original version with introductory note


Box 15
Folder 73

Speech. Orientation Week address for Students Representative Council, University of the Witwatersrand, Feb. 8, 1982 .

Original and final versions


Box 15
Folder 74

Speech. First line: I have a file on censorship... Probably mid to late 70s.

Final version


Box 15
Folder 75

Speech. Launch of Ellen Kuzwayo's Call Me Woman and Sue Gordon's A Talent for Tomorrow: Life Stories of South African Servants, June 1985 .

Original version


Box 15
Folder 76

Speech. To South African P.E.N., n.d. Unpublished.

Final version; fragment of appeal for release of Harry Bloom


Box 15
Folder 77

Speech. Benefit evening in aid of the training scheme PROTEC, 1987 .

Final version as delivered


Box 15
Folder 78

Speech. In honour of Pablo Neruda to the International Forum of Solidarity with the Culture of Chile, Torun, Poland, 1979 .

Unpublished. Original version as delivered


Box 15
Folder 79

Speech. Opening of David Goldblatt's photographic exhibition "People and Things," June 3, 1974 .

Reading version


Box 15
Folder 80

Text. To accompany photographs published by Esquire, 1987 .

Final version


Series: Diaries and Notebooks

(Box 15, folders 81 - 87)


Box 15
Folder 81

Diary, 1934 .

Records the beginning of the illness that caused Gordimer's mother to take her out of school at age 11, during which time she began to write.


Box 15
Folder 82

Notebook, early 1950s .

Notes for stories, including: A Bit of Young Life , A Long Walk from Rhodesia, Visit to a Bachelor, An Image of Success


Box 15
Folder 83

Diary used as notebook, 1959-1964 .

Notes for Occasion for Loving and The Late Bourgeois World and other stories.


Box 15
Folder 84-85

Two diaries, 1967  and 1968 , containing sparse notes of when stories were finished, etc.

Box 15
Folder 86

Pages from notebook, 1980 - 1984 .

Dates at top of each page are those when note was made; dates in margins record when story was actually written. Working notes, ideas, etc. mostly for stories included in Something Out There: Sins of the Third Age, Crimes of Conscience, A City of the Living, a City of the Dead, At the Rendezvous of Victory, Something Out There. Notes also for: Old Stock; Idea for unwritten story--One day, towards the end of my life...; White girl married to a black... first idea for what became the novel A Sport of Nature; Love 3, Blinder; Love 4, Bernie du Toit... (unwritten); Love 2, Terminal; Tourism


Box 15
Folder 87

Notebook, 1986 - 1990 .

Contains all notes, chapter analysis, names, ideas for novel, record of quotations, etc. for My Son's Story. Also contains notes for stories included in Jump, and Other Stories that were written or noted while writing My Son's Story, including: My Father Leaves Home; Some Are Born to Sweet Delight; The Moment Before the Gun Went Off; Home; Comrades; A Journey; Keeping Fit. Miscellaneous other notes including those for an unpublished story A Piece of History.


Series: Miscellaneous

Box 16
Folder 1-2

National Union of South African Students. Charter, newsletters, minutes, 50th Congress minutes

Box 16
Folder 3

"New Philosophers" clippings

Box 16
Folder 4

Photographs of Nadine Gordimer

Box 16
Folder 5

Plomer, William. "Charles Kingsley."

For The Times Literary Supplement?


Box 16
Folder 6

World Literature Today, Volume 52, No. 4 (Autumn 1978 ).

Contains article: African landscapes: The World of Nadine Gordimer , by John Cooke, p.533.


Box 16
Folder 7

Miscellany

Series: Additions

Papers acquired in 2002.


Box 16 The Burger's Daughter - The House Gun

Box 16
Folder 8-9

The Burger's Daughter [novel]. Viking, 1979 .

Page proofs


Box 16
Folder 10-21

The House Gun [novel]. Bloomsbury, 1998 .

First part of original, pp. 1-97, with notes and corrections; draft; revised copy; printout before corrections; discarded pages; notes and corrections; version with additional pages; typescript with corrections, pp. 36-170.


Box 17 The House Gun (cont.) - Living in Hope and History

Box 17
Folder 1-13

The House Gun (cont.)

Photocopies of draft pages; typed copy (version 2?); final typescript; final proof; notebook; sources; correspondence and trial translation into French; miscellaneous related materials.


Box 17
Folder 14

July's People [screenplay]. Viking, 1981 .

Adapted from novel for Roland Joffé, "never filmed"


Box 17
Folder 15-20

Living in Hope and History: Notes From Our Century [collection of essays]. Bloomsbury, 1999 .

Drafts


Box 18 Living in Hope and History:… (cont.) - None to Accompany Me

Box 18
Folder 1-13

Living in Hope and History:… (cont.)

Drafts; hand-corrected typed version; corrections faxed to FSG [Farrar, Straus and Giroux]; notes and corrections; Master proof, 5/4/99; Master proof 6/14/99; jacket proof


Box 18
Folder 14-16

My Son's Story [novel]. Bloomsbury, 1990 ; Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990.

Final proofs; jacket proof


Box 18
Folder 17-20

None to Accompany Me [novel]. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994 .

Original; hand-corrected typed version.


Box 19 None to Accompany Me (cont.) - The Pickup

Box 19
Folder 1-9

None to Accompany Me (cont.)

Corrected revised draft; incomplete corrected typescript; discarded versions of various pages; final version from which proofs were corrected; notebook; notes; clippings.


Box 19
Folder 10-20

The Pickup [novel]. Bloomsbury, 2001 .

Original; second draft; typed version for word processing; typed part version with handwritten corrections; copy-edited version from FSG; drafts; rewrites.


Box 20 The Pickup (cont.)

Box 20
Folder 1-19

The Pickup (cont.)

Rewrite copy; typescript with corrections; penultimate version; final printout 7/12/2000; final copy for publishing and proof reading; first pass pages master 3/30/01; proofs; second proofs (final) from FSG, June 2001; master pages 5/15/01; author galleys (incomplete); jacket; notebook.


Box 21 The Pickup (cont.) - Writing and Being

Box 21
Folder 1-2

The Pickup (cont.). Notes, sources, correspondence; clippings.

Box 21
Folder 3-4

Selected Stories [short story collection]. Viking Press, 1976 

Page proofs


Box 21
Folder 5

Something Out There [story collection]. Viking, 1983 .

Final copy


Box 21
Folder 6

A Sport of Nature [novel]. J. Cape, 1987 ; Knopf, 1987.

Incomplete draft?


Box 21
Folder 7-16

Writing and Being [series: Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 1994]. Harvard University Press, 1995 

Notebook (sources); drafts; corrected typescripts; reading copies, Oct.-Dec. 1994; penultimate version; final version; final copy; proof; jacket design and correspondence.


Index to Titles
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  • A
  • Abroad Box 4, f. 27; Box 10, f. 23; Box 12, f. 2
  • Achebe, Gift of Africa See: At the Crossroads of Cultures
  • Across the Veld Box 4, f. 28
  • Africa 1960: The Great Period See: Congo
  • Africa Emergent Box 4, f. 29; Box 10, f. 23; Box 12, f. 2
  • The African Magician Box 4, f. 30; Box 12, f. 2, 8
  • African Literature See: The Black Interpreters: Notes on African Writing
  • The African Pot Box 4, f. 31
  • African Writing See: The Black Interpreters: Notes on African Writing
  • After Apartheid: Black and White in a New South Africa Box 4, f. 32
  • Ah, Woe is Me Box 12, f. 2
  • Alberto Moravia's Africa Box 4, f. 33
  • Allan Boesak: Choosing for Justice Box 4, f. 34 - 36
  • Amnesty Box 4, f. 37; Box 9, f. 21, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7
  • ApartheidBox 4, f. 38
  • Apartheid, the Agitator Box 4, f. 39
  • Apprentices of Freedom See: Relevance and Commitment
  • Art and Change Box 4, f. 40
  • As I See South Africa Today Box 4, f. 41
  • At Last--Luangwa! Box 4, f. 42
  • At the Crossroads of Cultures Box 4, f. 43
  • At the Rendezvous of Victory Box 13, f. 25, 36, 37; Box 14, f. 3; Box 15, f. 85
  • At three o'clock in the morning someone wakes me [first line] Box 4, f. 25
  • B
  • Babe Box 4, f. 25
  • Balancing Rocks Box 4, f. 44
  • A Beautiful Day, Com Box 4, f. 45
  • Benoni--Son of Sorrow Box 4, f. 46
  • A Bit of Young Life Box 12, f. 2; Box 13, f. 12; Box 15, f. 80
  • The Black Interpreters: Notes on African Writing Box 4, f. 47 - 51; Box 5, f. 1 - 7
  • Blinder See: Love Stories: Blinder and Terminal
  • A Bolter and the Invincible Summer See: Leaving School: A Bolter and the Invincible Summer
  • The Bride of Christ Box 5, f. 8; Box 10, f. 23
  • The Bridegroom Box 7, f. 19, 21; Box 12, f. 2
  • A Brilliant Bigot Box 5, f. 9
  • Burger's Daughter Box 5, f. 10 - Box 6, f. 10; Box 16, f. 8-9; See also: What Happened to Burger's Daughter or How South African Censorship Works
  • Bush-craft Box 6, f. 11
  • By the Light of 10,000 Bulbs Box 6, f. 12
  • C
  • Catalogue of the Ridiculous See: A Morning in a Library
  • The Catch Box 12, f. 2; Box 13, f. 18
  • Censors, Poets, and ApartheidBox 6, f. 13
  • Censorship and Its Aftermath Box 6, f. 14
  • Censorship--The Final Solution Box 6, f. 15
  • Charmed Lives Box 13, f. 12
  • Check Yes or No Box 7, f. 19, 21
  • Chief Luthuli Box 6, f. 16, 17
  • Children with the House to Themselves Box 6, f. 18
  • A Chip of Glass Ruby Box 6, f. 19; Box 12, f. 2, 8; Box 13, f. 14 - 17
  • A Christmas in the South Box 6, f. 20
  • The Cicatrice Box 13, f. 12
  • City Lovers Box 6, f. 27; Box 13, f. 14 - 17
  • A City of the Dead, a City of the Living Box 13, f. 27, 37; Box 14, f. 1, 3; Box 15, f. 85
  • Clowns in Clover Box 13, f. 12
  • The Colour of Want Box 6, f. 22
  • A Company of Laughing Faces Box 6, f. 23; Box 12, f. 2, 8
  • Comrades Box 9, f. 21, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7; Box 15, f. 86
  • Congo Box 6, f. 24 - 26
  • The Conservationist [novel] Box 6, f. 27 - 34
  • The Conservationist [short story] Box 6, f. 35
  • A Correspondence Course [script] Box 6, f. 37
  • A Correspondence Course [short story] Box 6, f. 36; Box 13, f. 28; Box 14, f. 1, 3
  • Country Lovers Box 6, f. 38 - 43; Box 13, f. 14 - 17
  • The Credibility Gap Box 6, f. 33, 44; Box 10, f. 23
  • Crimes of Conscience Box 13, f. 29, 37; Box 14, f. 1, 3; Box 15, f. 85
  • D
  • David Goldblatt--So Far Box 7, f. 1
  • A Day in My Life Box 7, f. 2
  • Death, Love and the Fruit-Basket on Carmen Miranda's Head Box 7, f. 3
  • The Delmas Trial Box 7, f. 4
  • Diagonal Street Box 7, f. 5 - 8
  • Divers with Bloodshot Eyes Box 7, f. 9
  • The Dogs Box 7, f. 10
  • Don Mattera Box 7, f. 11
  • E
  • The English Novel in South Africa See: The Novel and the Nation
  • English-Language Literature and Politics in South Africa Box 7, f. 12, 13
  • The Essential Gesture: Writers and Responsibility Box 7, f. 14
  • F
  • Face From Atlantis Box 13, f. 12
  • A Find Box 9, f. 21, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7
  • The First Circle Box 4, f. 22
  • The Fischer Case Box 7, f. 15
  • The Flash of Fireflies Enclosed in Gordimer to George Lanning, Jan. 11, 1968
  • The Flickering Image: Cinema and the Rights of Man in South Africa Box 7, f. 16
  • For Andrina Destiny Was Bitter Box 7, f. 17
  • For Dear Life Box 7, f. 18; Box 13, f. 20
  • Friday's Footprint [short story] Box 7, f. 19, 21; Box 12, f. 2
  • Friday's Footprint [short story collection] Box 7, f. 19 - 22
  • From Apartheid to Afrocentrism Box 7, f. 23
  • G
  • The Gentle Art Box 7, f. 19, 21; Box 12, f. 2
  • Germany to Me Box 7, f. 24
  • Gold and the Gun Box 7, f. 25 - 34; See also: The Ingot and the Stick, the Ingot and the Gun
  • Golden Reclining Nudes of the Desert Box 7, f. 35
  • Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants [film] Box 7, f. 36
  • Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants [short story] Box 12, f. 2, 9
  • Gore-Browne of Zambia: Bwana with a Difference Box 7, f. 37
  • Great Problems in the Street Box 7, f. 38
  • Guarding the Gates of Paradise Box 8, f. 1
  • A Guest of Honour Box 8, f. 2 - 7; Box 10, f. 32
  • The Guilt of Loving See: Friday's Footprint [short story]
  • H
  • Happy Event Box 12, f. 2; Box 13, f. 16
  • Harry's PresenceBox 7, f. 20
  • The Hero Box 4, f. 25
  • Hillela--A Sport See: A Sport of Nature
  • Home Box 8, f. 8; Box 9, f. 21, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7; Box 15, f. 86
  • Homecoming See: No Place Like
  • Horn of Plenty Box 13, f. 12
  • The House Gun Box 16, f. 10 - 21; Box 17, f. 1 - 13
  • How Not to Know the African Box 8, f. 9
  • Huddleston: A Sign Box 8, f. 10
  • A Hunting Accident Box 8, f. 11; Box 13, f. 20
  • I
  • I Am Pascale Box 8, f. 12
  • The Idea of Gardening Box 8, f. 13
  • An Image of Success Box 7, f. 20, 21; Box 15, f. 81
  • The Images and the Man See: Sorting the Images from the Man
  • In Celebration of Patrick White Box 8, f. 14
  • The Ingot and the Stick, the Ingot and the GunBox 8, f. 15; See also: Gold and the Gun
  • Inkalamu's Place Box 8, f. 16; Box 10, f. 23
  • The Interpreters: Some Themes and Directions in Modern African Fiction See: The Black Interpreters
  • The Interpreters: Theme as Communication in the African Novel Box 8, f. 17
  • Intimate Environs Box 8, f. 18
  • An Intruder Box 8, f. 19; Box 10, f. 23; Box 12, f. 2
  • An Island of RockBox 8, f. 20
  • It Might Happen This Way... Box 4, f. 25
  • J
  • A JourneyBox 8, f. 21; box 9, f. 21, 23; Box 10, f. 1-7; Box 15, f. 86
  • Journey to the Shore of the Dead Box 8, f. 22
  • July's People [novel] Box 8, f. 23 - Box 9, f. 7
  • July's People [screenplay] Box 9, f. 8 - 20; Box 17, f. 14
  • Jump Box 9, f. 21, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7
  • Jump, and Other Stories Box 9, f. 21 - Box 10, f. 7; Box 15, f. 86
  • K
  • Keeping Fit Box 9, f. 23; Box 15, f. 86
  • Kurt Jobst Box 10, f. 8
  • L
  • The Land Not of Our Brothers Box 10, f. 9
  • The Last Kiss Box 7, f. 20, 21; Box 12, f. 2
  • The Late Bourgeois World [novel] Box 10, f. 10, 11; Box 15, f. 82
  • The Late Bourgeois World [screenplay] Box 10, f. 12
  • Leaving School: A Bolter and the Invincible Summer Box 10, f. 13
  • Letter from His Father Box 13, f. 30, 37; Box 14, f. 2, 3
  • A Letter from Johannesburg Box 10, f. 14; See also: Sorting the Images from the Man
  • Letter from South Africa Box 10, f. 15
  • A Letter from the 153rd State Box 10, f. 16
  • Liberation Knocks Twice See: Tanzania: People, Not Money
  • The Life of the Imagination Box 10, f. 17, 24; Box 12, f. 2
  • A Lion on the FreewayBox 13, f. 20
  • Little Willie Box 7, f. 20; Box 10, f. 18
  • Living Conditions: In the Interregnum See: Living in the Interregnum
  • Living in Hope and History: Notes From Our Century Box 17, f. 15-20; Box 18, f. 1-13
  • Living in the Interregnum Box 10, f. 19 - 22
  • Livingstone's Companions [short story] Box 10, f. 24; Box 12, f. 2
  • Livingstone's Companions [short story collection] Box 10, f. 23 - 27
  • Long Walk from Rhodesia Box 15, f. 81
  • Look That's Me, with Lydia Box 10, f. 28
  • Lourenco Marques: The Little Escape Box 10, f. 29
  • Love Stories: Blinder and Terminal Box 13, f. 31, 37; Box 14, f. 1, 3; Box 15, f. 85
  • Lying Days Box 10, f. 30
  • M
  • A Mad One Box 10, f. 31; Box 13, f. 20
  • Madagascar Box 10, f. 32
  • The Magic of the Script Box 10, f. 33
  • Making Oneself Over: The Swedish Way Box 10, f. 34
  • A Man of Africa (enclosed in Gordimer to Tony and Robert, Jan. 5, 1976)
  • Man of the Year--Nelson Mandela Box 10, f. 35
  • A Meeting in Space Box 10, f. 25, 36
  • A Memory of Richard Rive Box 10, f. 37
  • The Menace of the YearsBox 13, f. 18
  • Merci Dieu, It Changes Box 10, f. 38
  • Message in a Bottle Box 10, f. 39; Box 12, f. 9
  • The Metaphor of Exile Box 10, f. 40
  • The Moment Before the Gun Went Off Box 9, f. 21, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7; Box 15, f. 86
  • More Than a Writer? Box 10, f. 41
  • A Morning in a Library Box 10, f. 42
  • My Father Leaves Home Box 9, f. 21, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7; Box 15, f. 86
  • My First Two Women Box 13, f. 13
  • My Son's Story Box 11, f. 1 - 15; Box 15, f. 86; Box 18, f. 14 - 16
  • The Mysterious Incest Box 11, f. 16
  • N
  • Naipaul's Freedom Box 11, f. 17
  • Native Country Box 11, f. 18; Box 12, f. 9
  • The Need for Something Sweet Box 6, f. 8; Box 11, f. 19; Box 13, f. 20
  • Neighbors and Friends Box 11, f. 20; Box 12, f. 9
  • New Black Poetry in South Africa See: The Black Interpreters
  • New Forms of Strategy--No Change of Heart Box 11, f. 21
  • New Notes from the Underground Box 11, f. 22
  • The Next-to-Last Testament of Nadine GordimerBox 11, f. 23
  • Nice Box 11, f. 24
  • The Night the Favourite Came Home Box 7, f. 21; Box 12, f. 2
  • No Place Like [short story] Box 10, f. 25; Box 12, f. 1, 2
  • No Place Like [short story collection] Box 12, f. 2
  • No Place Like: Johannesburg Box 12, f. 3 - 5
  • None to Accompany Me Box 18, f. 17 - 20; Box 19, f. 1 - 9
  • Not for Publication [short story] Box 12, f. 2, 7, 9; See also: Praise
  • Not for Publication, and Other Stories Box 12, f. 8 - 13
  • A Note on Women and Literature in South Africa Box 12, f. 14
  • Notes for the Definitive Biography: Not for Publication See: Not for Publication [short story]
  • Notes of an ExpropriatorBox 12, f. 15
  • The Novel and the NationBox 12, f. 16, 17
  • O
  • Occasion for Loving Box 12, f. 18 - 24; Box 15, f. 82
  • Old Stock Box 15, f. 85
  • Old Times' Sake Box 4, f. 26
  • The Old World and the New World Box 4, f. 25
  • On and Off the Banned List Box 12, f. 25
  • On Sunday mornings in Johannesburg I take a bus somewhere [first line] Box 4, f. 25
  • On the Mines See: Witwatersrand: A Time and Tailings
  • Once Upon a Time Box 9, f. 22, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7
  • One Whole Year and Even More Box 12, f. 10, 25
  • Open House [script] Box 12, f. 28
  • Open House [short story] Box 10, f. 25; Box 12, f. 2, 27
  • Oral History Box 12, f. 29; Box 13, f. 20; See also: Seek and Destroy
  • Orientation--Towards What? Box 12, f. 30
  • Otherwise Birds Fly in Box 10, f. 26; Box 12, f. 31
  • Our BovaryBox 7, f. 20, 21
  • Our Violent Society, Local and Overseas Perspectives Box 12, f. 32
  • Out of Season Box 13, f. 13
  • Out of the Walls See: The Intruder
  • P
  • Pack Up, Black Man Box 12, f. 33
  • The Path of the Moon's Dark Fortnight Box 7, f. 20
  • The Peace of Respectability Box 13, f. 18
  • The Pearl of Manet Box 23, f. 34
  • The Pet Box 12, f. 10
  • The Pickup Box 19, f. 10 - 20; Box 20, f. 1 - 19; Box 21, f. 1 - 2
  • A Piece of History Box 15, f. 86
  • Plenty Box 12, f. 35
  • Policing the University: The Threat in South Africa Box 12, f. 36
  • The Political Novel in Africa See: Politics as Fate
  • Politics as Fate Box 5, f. 1
  • Praise Box 12, f. 37 - 39; Box 13, f. 14 - 17
  • A Private Apprenticeship Box 12, f. 40
  • The Problems of Apartheid Box 12, f. 41
  • Problems of the Novelist in South Africa Today Box 12, f. 42
  • Profile: Abram Fischer See: The Fischer Case
  • PulaBox 12, f. 43
  • Q
  • The Quest for Sun Gold Box 4, f. 21
  • R
  • Rags and Bones Box 13, f. 1, 32, 37; Box 14, f. 1, 3
  • Rain-Queen Box 10, f. 26; Box 12, f. 2; Box 13, f. 2
  • References: The Codes of Culture Box 13, f. 3
  • Relevance and Commitment Box 13, f. 4
  • Role of the Creative Writer in AfricaSee: The Black Interpreters
  • S
  • Safe Houses Box 9, f. 22, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7
  • A Satisfactory Settlement Box 13, f. 5
  • Say Something African See: A Meeting in Space
  • Scar See: The Cicatrice
  • Seek and Destroy Box 13, f. 6 - 9; See also: Oral History
  • Selected Stories Box 21, f. 3 - 4
  • Seven Women Artists Box 13, f. 10
  • The Shoes Box 4, f. 25
  • Siblings Box 13, f. 11, 20
  • Sins of the Third Age Box 13, f. 33, 37; Box 14, f. 1, 3; Box 15, f. 85
  • Six Feet of the Country [film] Box 13, f. 14 - 17
  • Six Feet of the Country [film series] Box 13, f. 14 - 17
  • Six Feet of the Country [short story] Box 12, f. 2; Box 13, f. 13
  • Six Feet of the Country [short story collection] Box 13, f. 12, 13
  • The Skeleton at the Australian Feast See: The Mysterious Incest
  • The Sleep and the Waking Box 4, f. 25
  • The Smell of Death and Flowers Box 12, f. 2; Box 13, f. 13
  • The Soft Voice of the Serpent Box 12, f. 2
  • The Soft Voice of the Serpent, and Other Stories Box 13, f. 18
  • Soldier's Embrace [short story] Box 13, f. 19, 21
  • Soldier's Embrace [short story collection] Box 13, f. 20-22
  • Some are Born to Sweet Delight Box 9, f. 22, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7; Box 15, f. 86
  • Some Monday for Sure Box 12, f. 2, 10; Box 13, f. 23
  • Something for the Time Being [film] Box 13, f. 24
  • Something for the Time Being [short story] Box 12, f. 2
  • Something Out There [film] Box 14, f. 3
  • Something Out There [novella] Box 13, f. 33, 34, 38; Box 14, f. 1; Box 15, f. 85
  • Something Out There [story collection] Box 13, f. 25 - Box 14, f. 2; Box 15, f. 85
  • Something Unexpected Box 14, f. 4
  • Son-in-Law Box 12, f. 11; Box 14, f. 5
  • Songololo Box 14, f. 6
  • Sorting the Images from the Man Box 14, f. 7
  • The South Africa I Want Box 14, f. 8
  • South Africa: Explaining, Rationalizing, Forgetting Box 15, f. 64
  • South Africa: The Way Writers Live Now Box 14, f. 9
  • South Africa: Towards a Desk Drawer Literature Box 14, f. 10
  • A South African Childhood Box 14, f. 11
  • Speak Out: The Necessity for Protest Box 14, f. 12
  • Spoils Box 9, f. 22, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7; Box 14, f. 13
  • A Sport of Nature Box 14, f. 14 - 26; Box 15, f. 85; Box 21, f. 6
  • Spring Box 4, f. 21
  • A Stinging Touch of Local Colour Box 14, f. 27
  • Story from the Top Shelf Box 14, f. 28
  • Stranger in Town Box 14, f. 29
  • A Style of Her Own Box 7, f. 20, 21
  • Sweet Dreams SelectionBox 14, f. 30
  • T
  • A Tang of Smoke and Indigo Box 14, f. 31
  • Tanzania: People, Not Money Box 14, f. 32
  • Tenants of the Last Tree House Box 12, f. 11; Box 15, f. 1
  • Teraloyna Box 9, f. 22, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7
  • Terminal See: Love Stories: Blinder and Terminal
  • The Termitary Box 13, f. 21; Box 15, f. 2
  • They were back home again, all three of them [first line] Box 4, f. 25
  • A Thing of the Past Box 7, f. 20, 21
  • A Third Presence Box 10, f. 26; Box 15, f. 3
  • Three in a Bed: Fiction, Morals and Politics Box 15, f. 4
  • Through Time and Distance [film script] Box 15, f. 6
  • Through Time and Distance [short story] Box 12, f. 11; Box 15, f. 5
  • Time and Tailings See: Witwatersrand: A Time and Tailings
  • Time Did Box 13, f. 21; Box 15, f. 7
  • Tourism Box 13, f. 37; Box 14, f. 1; Box 15, f. 8, 85
  • Towards the Heart of Darkness: Congo River Journey See: Congo
  • Town and Country Lovers Box 13, f. 21; Box 15, f. 9
  • The Train from Rhodesia Box 12, f. 2
  • Transkei: A Vision of Two Blood-Red Suns Box 15, f. 10
  • The Triumph of Memory Box 15, f. 11 29th October, 1989--A Beautiful Day, Com See: A Beautiful Day, Com
  • The Two Souths--One World Box 15, f. 12
  • U
  • The Ultimate Safari Box 9, f. 22, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7
  • Unchaining Poets Box 15, f. 13
  • Unconfessed History Box 15, f. 14
  • V
  • The Valley Legend Box 4, f. 21
  • The Value of a Conference Box 15, f. 15
  • A View from the River See: Friday's Footprint [short story]
  • A View of the Nile Box 15, f. 16
  • Vision of Two Blood-Red Suns See: Transkei: A Vision of Two Blood-Red Suns
  • The Visit Box 15, f. 17
  • Visit to a Bachelor Box 15, f. 81
  • Vital Statistics Box 12, f. 12; Box 15, f. 18
  • Vladimir Ledochowski, Man of Two Worlds Box 15, f. 19
  • The Voices We May Not Hear See: How Not to Know the African
  • W
  • A Watcher of the Dead Box 13, f. 18
  • Waterford School: The Riches of Human Variety Box 15, f. 20
  • West African DiarySee: Merci Dieu, It Changes
  • What Being a South African Means to Me Box 15, f. 21
  • What Happened to Burger's Daughter or How South African Censorship Works Box 15, f. 22 - 27
  • What is a Writer's Freedom? Box 15, f. 28
  • What is African Writing? See: The Black Interpreters
  • What Shall I Write About? See: Writing and Writers in South Africa
  • What Were You Dreaming? Box 9, f. 22, 23; Box 10, f. 1 - 7
  • When I Lost My Innocence Box 15, f. 29
  • Where Do Whites Fit in? Box 15, f. 30
  • Which New Era Would That Be? Box 12, f. 2; Box 13, f. 13
  • The White Goddess and the Mealie Question Box 13, f. 13
  • Who Writes? Who Reads? The Concept of a People's Literature Box 15, f. 31
  • Why Haven't You Written? Box 10, f. 26; Box 15, f. 32
  • With Open Eyes Box 15, f. 33
  • Witwatersrand: A Time and Tailings Box 15, f. 34
  • The Worst Thing of All Box 12, f. 12; Box 15, f. 35
  • The Writer in South Africa Today Box 15, f. 36
  • A Writer's Freedom See: What is a Writer's Freedom?
  • The Writer's Imagination and the Imagination of the State Box 15, f. 37
  • Writers in South Africa See: South Africa: The Way Writers Live Now
  • Writers in South Africa: The New Black Poets See: The Black Interpreters
  • The Writer's Responsibility See: The Essential Gesture: Writers and Responsibility
  • Writing and Being Box 21, f. 7 - 16
  • Writing and Writers in South Africa Box 15, f. 38
  • Writing in Africa: Nadine Gordimer Interviewed... Box 15, f. 39
  • Y
  • You Name It [short story] Box 13, f. 21; Box 15, f. 40
  • You Name It [television script] Box 15, f. 41