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Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Harris, Leon A.

Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977

Collection No.
LMC 1527

1,224 items.

Materials are in English.

The Harris, L. mss. consists of the correspondence of Leon A. Harris, 1926- , author, engendered in the writing of his book Upton Sinclair, American Rebel (published by Crowell in 1975) and drafts of the book.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Leon A. Harris, 1926- , is an author and social reformer from Dallas, Texas.

Scope and Content Note

The Harris, L. mss. consists of the correspondence of Leon A. Harris, 1926- , author, engendered in the writing of his book Upton Sinclair, American Rebel (published by Crowell in 1975) and drafts of the book. The letters from 1931-1964 are those to and from Upton Beall Sinclair, 1878-1968, author and social reformer, which Harris acquired during his research. The later letters to Harris are from many who knew Sinclair, were swayed (or not) by his works, or have written about him. Others are from libraries which supplied copies of Sinclair's letters and accompanied the copies with the rules and regulations regarding their use.

A group of miscellaneous items associated with Harris' research include: Allatt checklist of material about Sinclair, 1963-1967; book jackets for Upton Sinclair, American Rebel; books contemporary with Sinclair's life; chronology of Sinclair's life, 1878-1968; chronology of the United States, 1862-1968; Cicero (drama) by Sinclair, mimeo copy; oral interviews (transcripts) with Earl Russell Browder, Melville Henry Cane, Ronald Gottesman, Carey McWilliams, David and Jean (Weidman) Sinclair, Norman Thomas, Alden Rogers Whitman; people file; physical description of Sinclair; publications by Sinclair, 1894-1968; The Sinclair CALM by Ronald Gottesman; work data on research; printed material.

The drafts of Upton Sinclair, American Rebel include: Early draft, Chap. I-II, IV-XXV, T.D. with corrections; Later draft, Chap. I-XXV, carbon of T.D., heavily corrected; Final draft, Chap. I-XXV, xerox of T.D.; Notes; Old, T.D. & xerox, many corrections and cut-offs; Notes: Final master, T.D. with many corrections; Notes: Xerox (3 copies); Text and notes: pp. 474-662, carbon and T.D.; Bibliography: A.D.; Bibliography: T.D. & Xerox - 4 copies, 3 with corrections; Bibliography: Xerox - 2 copies with corrections. Accompanying the drafts are Examination copies for approval and correction by A) Edward Allatt and Ronald Gottesman, carbon; B) David and Jean (Weidman) Sinclair, Xerox; C) Alden Rogers Whitman, carbon; D) unidentified copy, T.D. and carbon. Resource or working materials for the book are arranged first by chapter and then in a group of 26 general folders.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired 1979.
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
Harris, L. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 Correspondence, 1937-1977

Folders 1-21: Correspondence, 1937-1977

Arranged chronologically.

List of correspondents:

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  • Alinsky, Saul David
  • Allatt, Edward
  • Anderson, Robert Bernerd
  • Ashford, Gerald
  • Baldwin, Roger Nash
  • Bannister, Robert Corwin
  • Baxandall, Lee
  • Bayh, Birch Evans
  • Behrmann, Samuel Nathaniel
  • Bellow, Saul
  • Belt, Elmer
  • Bentley, Eric
  • Bland, II, John Randolph
  • Bland, Richard Howard
  • Blanshard, Paul
  • Bliven, Bruce Ormsby
  • Bloodworth, William Andrew
  • Boni, Albert
  • Borough, Reuben W.
  • Boydston, Jo Ann (Harrison)
  • Braybrooke, Neville
  • Bronstein, Dale W.
  • Browder, Earl Russell
  • Buddy, George
  • Bunche, Ralph Johnson
  • Bundy, McGeorge
  • Caesar, Irving
  • Canham, Erwin Dain
  • Cantwell, Robert Emmet
  • Carmichael, Stokely
  • Catledge, Turner
  • Catton, Bruce
  • Caylor, George, N.
  • Cercone, William F.
  • Champion, Myra
  • Clark, Ramsey
  • Cohen, Wilbur, Joseph
  • Collier, Phyllis (Fenington)
  • Cormier, Frank
  • Cousins, Norman
  • Cowley, Malcolm
  • Cranston, Alan
  • Cronkite, Walter
  • Dahlberg, Edward
  • De Gruson, Eugene, Henry
  • Deutsch, Babette
  • Dies, Martin
  • Dos Passos, John
  • Dougan, Robert Ormes
  • Douglas, Paul Howard
  • Dubinsky, David
  • Durant, William James
  • Edel, Leon
  • Esslin, Martin
  • Evans, Henry Scarritt
  • Fargis, Paul McKenna
  • Farmer, James
  • Farrell, James Thomas
  • Fast, Howard Melvin
  • Fiedler, Leslie Aaron
  • Filler, Louis
  • Fischer, John
  • Folsom, Michael Brewster
  • Freeman, Muriel
  • French, Warren Graham
  • Friedel, Frank Burt
  • Friedman, Milton
  • Fuller, Lon Luvois
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth
  • Gallup, Donald Clifford
  • Gandhi, Indira (Nehru)
  • Gardner, John William
  • Geffen, Felicia
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Gordon, Darley (Fuller)
  • Gordon, Robert M.
  • Gottesman, Ronald
  • Graham, Elliot
  • Green, Ernest S.
  • Haldeman, Henry J.
  • Handlin, Oscar
  • Halpern, Seymour
  • Harriman, William Averell
  • Harris, Leon A.
  • Harrison, John Marshall
  • Hayakawa, Samuel Ichiyé
  • Hazlitt, Henry
  • Heller, Walter Wolfgang
  • Hicks, Granville
  • Hill, Steven Phillips
  • Hoagland, Hudson
  • Hogan, William
  • Hook, Sidney
  • Hoover, John Edgar
  • Huebsch, Benjamin W.
  • Humphrey, Hubert Horatio
  • Hutchins, Robert Maynard
  • Johnson, Claudia Alta (Taylor)
  • Jones, Howard Mumford
  • Jones, James
  • Jung, Franz
  • King, Alan
  • Kirstein, Lincoln
  • Klein, Herbert George
  • Kling, Dollie (Kimbrough)
  • Koestler, Arthur
  • Krasnoff, George
  • Kristol, Irving
  • Krock, Arthur
  • Laidler, Harry Wellington
  • Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
  • Leedham, Linnea
  • Lerner, Max
  • Lesser, Sol
  • Lipset, Seymour Martin
  • Lorant, Stefan
  • Lyons, Eugene
  • McCloy, John Jay
  • McNamera, Robert Strange
  • McWilliams, Carey
  • Mailer, Norman
  • Marcuse, Herbert
  • Mayhew, John D.
  • Menninger, Karl Augustus
  • Moley, Raymond
  • Morison, Samuel Eliot
  • Morse, Wayne Lyman
  • Morton, Frederic
  • Moynihan, Daniel Patrick
  • Muelder, Walter George
  • Mumford, Lewis
  • Marin, Luis Monõz
  • Muravyev, Dmitry
  • Murphy, Elizabeth K.
  • Musmanno, Michael Angelo
  • Namikawa, Ryo
  • Nash, Ogden
  • Naumberg, Elsa H.
  • Nearing, Scott
  • Neutra, Dione (Niedermann)
  • O'Connor, Richard
  • Packard, Vance Oakley
  • Peale, Norman Vincent
  • Peters, Harry
  • Powell, Lawrence Clark
  • Randall, David Anton
  • Randolph, Asa Philip
  • Reisberg, Arlene
  • Reuther, Victor George
  • Rhine, Joseph Banks
  • Riseley, Jerry B.
  • Samuelson, Paul Anthony
  • Scammon, Richard Montgomery
  • Schlesinger, Arthur Meier
  • Schulberg, Budd
  • Schwartz, Alan U.
  • Seldes, George
  • Sevareid, Arnold Eric
  • Sinclair, David
  • Sinclair, Jean (Weidman)
  • Sinclair, Mary Craig (Kimbrough)
  • Sinclair, Upton Beall
  • Smith, Datus Clifford
  • Smith, Lorna D.
  • Snow, Charles Percy
  • Snow, Baron
  • Stone, Irving
  • Stone, John Anthony
  • Stout, Rex Todhunter
  • Styron, William
  • Swados, Harvey
  • Terkel, Studs Louis
  • Tunney, John Varick
  • Untermeyer, Louis
  • Vagts, Miriam (Beard)
  • Vartan, Cynthia Kirk (Smith)
  • Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt
  • Voorhis, Horace Jeremiah
  • Walsh, Denny Jay
  • Ward, John Lewis
  • Warner, Robert Mark
  • Warren, Earl
  • Weeks, Edward Augustus
  • White, Theodore Harold
  • Whitman, Alden Rogers
  • Wilder, Billy
  • Williams, Rhys
  • Williams, Wallace Edward
  • Wilshire, Logan Gaylord
  • Wilshire, Mary
  • Wilson, James Harold
  • Zeisel, Hans
  • Zobel, Don Charles

Series: Box 1 American Rebel

Folders 22-23: Bibliography. T.D and Xerox.

(6 copies)

Binder: bibliography. A.D.

Box 2 Folders 1-25: Early draft. Introduction and chap. 1-25.

(missing chap. 18)

Box 3 Folders 1-22: Later draft. Chap. 1-25. T.D.

(missing chap. 3)

Folders 22-38: Later draft. Acknowledgements, introduction, chap. 1-16. Carbon.

Folders 39-54: Later draft. Notes for introduction and chap. 1-16. Carbon.

Box 4 Folders 1-9: Later draft. chap. 17-26. Carbon.

Folders 10-18: Later draft. notes for chap. 17-26. Carbon.

Folders 19-45: Final draft. Introduction and chap. 1-26. Xerox.

Box 5 Folders 1-28: Final master. Notes and acknowledgements, introduction, and chap. 1-26. T.D.

Folders 29-56: Notes and acknowledgements, introduction, and chap. 1-26. Xerox.

Folders 57-86: Examination Copy A (Allett & Gotteman) notes and acknowledgements, chap. 1-26, and notes for chap. 15-25.

Box 6 Folders 1-27: Examination copy B (David and Jean Sinclair) introduction, chap. 1-26.

Folders 28-62: Examination copy C (Alden Whitman) introduction, chap. 1-25, notes for chap. 15-25.

Folders 63-78: "old notes"

Folder 79: Text for pp. 474-83, notes for pp. 453-58, 558-62, and 656-62.

Box 7 Resources material I: chap. 1-24.

Box 8 Resources material II: chap. 24.

Series: Box 9 General