The Nelson Algren Collection

Dates: 1933-1999
Size: 8 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_NAC
Provenance: The Chicago Public Library purchased the NAC Collection in 1985 from Paul and Beth Garon of Beasley Books in Chicago. They had developed it over a period of 20 years. The collection was the focus of a major exhibition on Algren – “Writing in the First Person: Nelson Algren, 1909-1981” – mounted by the Special Collections Department in 1985. Since the exhibition, Special Collections has continued to add material. Re-Processed by Joanna Primus, 2005.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Nelson Algren Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Historical Note

Nelson Algren, born in 1909 in Detroit, spent the majority of his adult life in Chicago. His love/hate relationship with the city and his affinity with the disenfranchised of society are reflected in such works as Neon Wilderness , The Man with the Golden Arm , for which he won the National Book Award in 1950, and Chicago: City on the Make .

Nelson Algren rarely strayed from the naturalistic, tough-talking style of writing that won the praises of writers such as Ernest Hemingway. The caustic tone, and cynical nature of Algren did not often make him a favorite of the critics or “literary establishment” of Chicago. The antagonism between Algren and the city establishment eventually turned him bitter toward Chicago, and led to his departure for New Jersey in 1975. It is particularly bittersweet that Algren died in Sag Harbor, N.Y., in 1981 on the eve of his induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters – a time when his career could have enjoyed renewed interest on the part of readers and publishers alike.

Scope and Content

This collection includes the entire range of Algren’s works, from his first short story entitled “So Help Me,” published in Story in 1933 to The Devil’s Stocking , published posthumously in 1983. The collection contains an array of newspaper articles, interviews, bookdealer catalogs, reviews and photographs. The NAC also includes articles and reviews of Algren’s work by other writers and critics. These additional materials provide insight not only to his talent as a writer but also to his interest in the social and cultural issues of the time. Algren’s unique personality is shown in numerous presentation copies, many of which include drawings by the author. In addition to the NAC in the Special Collections and Preservation Division of the Chicago Public Library, the Algren researcher should also consult the Ohio State University Library, which holds the largest archive of Algren material.

Arrangement of the Nelson Algren Collection:

The arrangement of the Collection follows the organization laid out in Nelson Algren: A Descriptive Bibliography by Matthew J. Bruccoli. It begins with the first edition of Algren’s first book, Somebody in Boots and then moves to subsequent editions of this work. It continues chronologically through various editions of each of Algren’s books, before shifting to short stories and other pieces published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers. The numbers at the beginning of each entry are from Bruccoli’s Bibliography .

The collection is broader than just “first” publications and includes categories not in the Bibliography, such as “Other Appearances in Books.” Filed here are second publications of short stories and other works in anthologies or other books. The finding guide concludes with supporting material, such as reviews of Algren’s work and interviews with the author.

(i.e. books by Algren)

(i.e. first publication of a short story in an anthology)

(i.e. second publication of a short story in an anthology)

Miscellaneous

SEPARATE PUBLICATIONS

Somebody in Boots (The Jungle)

A1.1
Somebody in Boots . New York: Vanguard Press, 1935.
First edition, only printing. Presentation copy: “For W.F. Reinbold with Best wishes from Nelson Algren 4/20/35.”

A1.1
Somebody in Boots . New York: Vanguard Press, 1935.
First edition, only printing, second binding. SPE copy lacks dust jacket.

A1.3.a Copy 1
The Jungle . New York: Avon Publications, Inc., [1957].
Third edition, first printing. “T-185.” “An adaptation of Somebody in Boots .”

A1.3.a Copy 2
The Jungle . New York: Avon Publications, Inc., [1957].
Third edition, first printing. “T-185.” “An adaptation of Somebody in Boots .”

A1.3.b Copy 1
The Jungle . New York: Avon Publications, Inc., [1959].
Third edition, second printing. “T-324.” “Original title: Somebody in Boots
(Abridged).”

A1.3.b Copy 2
The Jungle . New York: Avon Publications, Inc., [1959].
Third edition, second printing. “T-324.” “Original title: Somebody in Boots
(Abridged).”

A1.5 Copy 1
Somebody in Boots . New York: Berkley Publishing Corp., 1965.
Fifth edition, only printing. "S1125." New "Preface" by Algren.

A1.5 Copy 2
Somebody in Boots . New York: Berkley Publishing Corp., 1965.
Fifth edition, only printing. "S1125." New "Preface" by Algren.

[ ]
Somebody in Boots . New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1987.
"Reprint. Originally published: New York: Berkley Pub. Corp., 1965."

Never Come Morning

[ ]
Never Come Morning . New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942.
Galleys.

A2.1.a Copy 1
Never Come Morning . New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942.
First edition, first printing. This edition includes an introduction by Richard Wright.
Presentation copy: "Thanks to Margaret Phelan, a true book-lover, for making
room on her shelves for one more book. With best wishes from Nelson Algren
4/25/42."

A2.1.a Copy 2
Never Come Morning . New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942.
First edition, first printing. This edition includes an introduction by Richard Wright.

A2.1.a Copy 3
Never Come Morning . New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942.
First edition, first printing. This edition includes an introduction by Richard Wright.
SPE copy lacks dust jacket.

A2.1.c
Never Come Morning . London: Neville Spearman, 1958.
First edition, first English printing.

A2.1.e Copy 1
Never Come Morning . New York, Evanston and London: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963.
First edition, fifth printing. "CN 15." "complete and unabridged with a new preface
by the author, dated November 1962." Omits introduction by Richard Wright.

A2.1.e Copy 2
Never Come Morning . New York, Evanston and London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition, fifth printing. "CN 15." "complete and unabridged with a new preface
by the author, dated November 1962." Omits introduction by Richard Wright.

A2.2.a Copy 1
Never Come Morning . New York: Avon Publishing Co. Inc., 1948.
Second edition, fifth printing. "185." "Specially revised by the author for Avon
Books." Omits introduction by Richard Wright.

A2.2.a Copy 2
Never Come Morning . New York: Avon Publishing Co. Inc., 1948.
Second edition, fifth printing. "185." "Specially revised by the author for Avon
Books." Omits introduction by Richard Wright. SPE copy: top edge of cover
trimmed by binder.

A2.2.e
Never Come Morning . New York: Avon Publishing Co. Inc., 1952.
Second edition, fifth printing. "419." "Specially revised by the author for Avon
Books."

A2.2.g
Never Come Morning . New York: Avon Publications Inc., [1955].
Second edition, seventh printing. "T-108."

A2.2.h
Never Come Morning . New York: Avon Publications Inc., [1958].
Second edition, eighth printing. "T-223."

A2.3.a
Never Come Morning . New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1965.
Third edition, first printing. "P 4006 B." With Algren’s preface dated November,
1962.

A2.3.b
Never Come Morning . New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1968.
Third edition, second printing. "N1583." "Complete & Unexpurgated."
With Algren’s preface dated November, 1962.

Foreign Language Editions

[ ]
Le Matin Se Fait Attendre . [Paris:] Gallimard, 1950.
French translation by  René Guyonnet. Preface by Richard Wright. In colophon:
"14 Novembre 1950." On title page: "5 e édition." Wove paper wrappers.
Presentation copy "For Judith from Nelson," with a drawing of a cat by Algren.

[ ]
Le Matin Se Fait Attendre . [Paris:] Gallimard, 1950.
French translation by  René Guyonnet. In colophon: "14 Novembre 1950." Laid
paper wrappers. On copyright page: "Exemplaire 29," limited edition.

[ ]
Nacht ohne morgen . Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag, 1956.
German translation by Werner Von Grünau. Includes "Nachtwort" (Afterword) by Richard Wright. On copyright page: "1. Aufluge 1956..."

[ ]
Mai Venga il Mattino! Verona : Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1956.
Italian translation by Luisa Opiperi Linari. On copyright page: "1 EDIZIONE: DICEMBRE 1956." Published without dust jacket? Presentation copy: "For my paisan Helen Malone from Nelson Algren."

[ ]
Nunca Llega la Mañana . Barcelona: Luis de Caralt, editor, 1963.
Spanish translation by Jesús López Pacheco. On copyright page: "Primera edición:
Marzo 1963." Includes introduction by Richard Wright. Presentation copy:
"Spanish cat by Nelson Algren," with a drawing of a cat by Algren.

[ ]
Jutra Ne Bo Nikoli . Ljubljani: Cankarjeva založba, 1966.
Slovenian translation by Dušen Voglar. Presentation copy "With best wishes for
Roz and Bill fr[om] Nelson," with a drawing of a cat by Algren.

The Neon Wilderness

A3.1.a Copy 1
The Neon Wilderness . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1947.
First edition, first printing. Signed copy: "Nelson Algren."

A3.1.a Copy 2
The Neon Wilderness . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1947.
First edition, first printing.

A3.1.b
The Neon Wilderness . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1948.
First edition, second printing. On front free endpaper: "Larry McMurtry Sacramento
1961."

A3.1.c
The Neon Wilderness . Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1968.
First edition, third printing. No dust jacket.

A3.2.a
The Neon Wilderness . New York: Avon Publishing Co. Inc., 1949.
Second edition, first printing. "222." 18 stories. Omits "A Bottle of Milk for
Mother," "He Couldn’t Boogie-Woogie Worth a Damn," "That’s the Way It’s
Always Been," "Million-Dollar Brainstorm," "Katz," and "The Heroes."
Presentation copy: "With best wishes to Paul Garon from Nelson Algren 8 March
1975 Chicago Ill."

A3.2.c Copy 1
The Neon Wilderness . New York: Avon Publishing Co. Inc., 1952.
Second edition, third printing. "424."

A3.2.c Copy 2
The Neon Wilderness . New York: Avon Publishing Co. Inc., 1952.
Second edition, third printing. "424."

A3.2.d
The Neon Wilderness . New York: Avon Publications Inc., [1956].
Second edition, fourth printing. "T-125."

A3.3.a
The Neon Wilderness . New York: Hill and Wang, Inc., 1960.
Third edition, first printing. "AC 27." "With an Introduction by the author." 24
stories.

A3.3.b
The Neon Wilderness . New York: Hill and Wang, Inc., 1962.
Third edition, second printing. "AC 27." Dedication altered "for ruth reihardt of
jazz, ltd., chicago." Presentation copy: "For George Pasley with best wishes from
Nelson Algren."

A3.3.c
The Neon Wilderness . London: Andre Deutsch, 1965.
Third edition, first English printing.

A3.3.d
The Neon Wilderness . New York: Hill and Wang, Inc., 1966.
Third edition, fourth printing. "AC 27."

A3.3.e
The Neon Wilderness . New York: Hill and Wang, Inc., 1975.
Third edition, fifth printing. "0027."

A3.4
The Neon Wildernes s. New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1965.
Fourth edition, only printing. "S1103." 24 stories, with an introduction
by Algren.

Foreign Language Editions

[ ]
Le Notti di Chicago . Turin: Giulio Einaudi editore, 1954.
Italian translation by Gilberto Forti. Colophon: "Finito di stampare dalla Stamperia
Artistica Nazionale in Torino, il 20 luglio 1954."
Excludes "Is Your Name Joe?" "A Bottle of Milk for Mother," "He Couldn’t Boogie-
Woogie Worth a Damn," "A Lot You got to Holler," "Please Don’t Talk about Me
when I’m Gone," "That’s the Way It’s Always Been," and "Katz."

[ ]
Le Notti di Chicago . [Verona?:] Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1957.
Italian translation by Gilberto Forti. "124." Copyright page: "I EDIZONE I LIBRA
DEL PAVONE: LUGLIO 1957."
Excludes "Is Your Name Joe?" "A Bottle of Milk for Mother," "He Couldn’t Boogie-
Woogie Worth a Damn," "A Lot You got to Holler," "Please Don’t Talk about Me
when I’m Gone," "That’s the Way It’s Always Been," and "Katz."

[ ]
La Selva de Neon. Barcelona: Luis de Caralt, 1963.
Spanish translation by Jesús López Pacheco. "2." "Primera edición: marzo 1963."
Presentation copy: "For Bill and Roz from Nelson," with a drawing of a cat by
Algren.
Excludes "The Captain Has Bad Dreams," "Is Your Name Joe," "A Bottle of Milk for
Mother," "He Couldn’t Boogie-Woogie Worth a Damn," "Please Don’t Talk About
Me When I’m Gone," "Kingdom City to Cairo," "That’s the Way It’s Always Been,"
"The Children," "Million Dollar Brainstorm," "Pero Venceremos," "No Man’s
Laughter," "Katz," "Design For Departure," "The Heroes," "and "So Help Me."

[ ]
Neónová Divocina . Praha: Odeon, 1969.
Czech translation by František Jungwith and Jan Zábrana. Presentation copy:
"Czechoslovakian Cat by Nelson Algren," with drawing of a cat by Algren.
Excludes "How the Devil Came Down Division Street," "Is Your Name Joe?"
"Depend on Aunt Elly," "Stickman’s Laughter," "A Bottle of Milk for Mother,"
"He Couldn’t boogie-Woogie worth a damn," "A Lot You got to Holler," "The
Brothers’ House," "Please Don’t Talk about Me when I’m Gone," "He Swung and
He Missed," "El Presidente de Mejico," "Kingdom City to Cairo," "The Children,"
"Pero Venceremos," "No Man’s Laughter," "Design for Departure," and "So Help Me."

The Man With the Golden Arm

A4.1.a¹ Copy 1
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1949.
First edition, first printing, trade issue. SPE copy 39 lines per page. Presentation
copy: "For Paul Garon with best wishes from Nelson Algren Chicago 8 March
1975."

A4.1.a¹ Copy 2
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday
First edition, first printing, trade issue. SPE copy 39 lines per page.

A4.1.a²
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1949.
First edition, first printing, signed issue. Unprinted leaf signed "Nelson Algren,"
tipped in at beginning of first signature.

A4.1.b Copy 1
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1949.
First edition, second printing. Top edge stained gray. Presentation copy: "For
Regina Paulson with best wishes for the first Chicago ______ ____ and ______
_______ and Nelson Algren Jan 26 1956." Possibly a Book Club printing.

A4.1.b Copy 2
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1949.
First edition, second printing. Top edge not stained. Possibly a Book Club printing.

A4.1.b Copy 3
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1949.
First edition, second printing. Top edge not stained. Possibly a Book Club printing.

A4.1.b Copy 4
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1949.
First edition, second printing. Bound in brown cloth, top edge not stained,
SPE copy lacks dust jacket. Possibly a Book Club printing.

A4.1.e
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1949.
First edition, fifth printing. Presentation copy: "For John R Wolff A very merry
xmas and a Happy New Year from Nelson Algren," with a drawing of a vase
with a star by Algren.

A4.1.g
The Man With the Golden Arm . Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1955.
First edition, seventh printing. SPE copy lacks dust jacket.

A4.1.i
The Man With the Golden Arm . London: Neville Spearman, 1959.
First edition, first English printing.

A4.1.j
The Man With the Golden Arm . Cambridge, Mass: Robert Bentley Inc., 1978.
First edition, tenth printing. "With an appreciation of Nelson Algren by Studs
Terkel." Copyright page: "Reprint of the ed. published by Doubleday, Garden
City, N.Y."

A4.2.a Copy 1
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1951.
Second edition, first printing. "757."

A4.2.a Copy 2
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1951.
Second edition, first printing. "757."

A4.2.a Copy 3
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1951.
Second edition, first printing. "757." Dust jacket included.

A4.2.b
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1956.
Second edition, second printing. "C31."

A4.2.c
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1956.
Second edition, third printing.

A4.2.e
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1956.
Second edition, fifth printing. "C31."

A4.2.g
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1956.
Second edition, seventh printing. "C31."

A4.5.a
The Man With the Golden Arm . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1964.
Fifth edition, first printing. "T727."

A4.5.c Copy 1
The Man With the Golden Arm . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1970.
Fifth edition, third printing. "M511." Presentation copy: "Best wishes to Mrs. Alice
Flowers from Nelson Algren Cal Pk [?] High April 23, 1974."

A4.5.c Copy 2
The Man With the Golden Arm . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1970.
Fifth edition, third printing. "M511."

A4.5.d
The Man With the Golden Arm . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., n.d.
Fifth edition, fourth printing. "m956."

A4.5.e
The Man With the Golden Arm . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., n.d.
Fifth edition, fifth printing. "M1189."

A4.7.a
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Penguin Books, 1977.
Seventh edition, first printing.

[ ]
The Man With the Golden Arm . New York: Seven Stories Press, 1999.
First edition. "50th Anniversary Critical Edition".

Foreign Language Editions

[ ]
[ The Man With the Golden Arm ]. Japan: Hayakawa Shobo & Co. Ltd., [1956].
Japanese translation by Yutaka Takahashi. Presentation copy: "For Roz, Bill ____
____ from Nelson," with a drawing of a cat by Algren.

[ ]
Cerca del Infierno . Barcelona: Luis de Caralt, 1957.
Spanish translation by J.M.a C. y D.M. Copyright page: "Primera edición: FEBRERO
1957." Presentation copy: "Very Best to Roz & Bill de ____--Nelson," with a
drawing of a cat by Algren.

[ ]
O Homem do Braço de Ouro . Lisboa: Editorial Minerva, 1962.
Portuguese translation by Daniel Augusto Gonçalves and Fernanda Pinto
Rodrigues. Copyright page: "1.a edição 1962." Presentation copy." Presentation copy: "Portuguese
cat Nelson Algren," with a drawing of a cat by Algren.

[ ]
El Hombre Del Brazo De Oro . Barcelona: 1964.
Spanish translation.

[ ]
L’uomo Dal Braccio D’Oro . Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1967.
Italian translation by Giorgio Monicelli. Copyright page: "III EDIZIONE MEDUSA
FEBBRAIO 1967." Colophon: "QUESTO VOLUME E STATO IMPRESSO NEL MESE DI
FEBBRAIO DELL’ANNO 1967 NELLE OFFICINE GRAFICHE DI VERONA DELLA
ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE STAMADO IN ITALIA-PRINTED IN ITALY."
Presentation copy: "Italian cat by Nelson Algren," with a drawing of a cat by
Algren.

[ ]
De Man Met De Gouden Arm . Hoovn, Netherlands: Witte Raven Goliath Pocket, n.d.
Dutch translation by J.F. Kliphuis. "G15." Presentation copy: "Dear Bill- If it seems
that a little too much of Sinatra’s blood got on the cover, it’s only because I
spilled a can of mahogany stain while painting. Sorry, --Nelson."

Chicago: City on the Make

A5.1.a Copy 1
Chicago: City on the Make . Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company Inc.,
1951.
First edition, first printing. Signed copy: "Nelson Algren." Laid-in copy of Algren’s
bookplate.

A5.1.a Copy 2
Chicago: City on the Make . Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company Inc.,
1951.
First edition, first printing.

A5.1.b
Chicago: City on the Make . Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company Inc.,
1951.
First edition, second printing.

A5.2.a Copy 1
Chicago: City on the Make . Sausalito, California: Contact Editions, 1961.
Second edition, first printing. "R1." This edition includes an introduction by
Algren: "The People of These Parts: A Survey of Modern Mid-American Letters."
Dedication altered "For Herman and Marilou Kogan."

A5.2.a Copy 2
Chicago: City on the Make . Sausalito, California: Contact Editions, 1961.
Second edition, first printing. "R1." This edition includes an introduction by
Algren: "The People of These Parts: A Survey of Modern Mid-American Letters."
Dedication altered "For Herman and Marilou Kogan."

A5.2.a Copy 3
Chicago: City on the Make . Sausalito, California: Contact Editions, 1961.
Second edition, first printing. "R1." This edition includes an introduction by
Algren: "The People of These Parts: A Survey of Modern Mid-American Letters."
Dedication altered "For Herman and Marilou Kogan."

A5.2.b Copy 1
Chicago: City on the Make . Oakland, California: Angel Island Publications, Inc.,
[1968].
Second edition, second printing, first issue. 100 copies given to Algren with the
epilogue: "Ode to Kissassville or: Gone on the Arfy-Darfy." Dedication altered
"For Joan Baez A conscience in touch with humanity." Presentation copy: "This
book is a minor literary curiosity. The original edition had an epilogue called ‘Ode
to Lower Sbobovia.’ However, as it went to press I decided to change the
epilogues’ title to Kissassville—The publisher refused to publish a book with an
epilogue he felt was obscene. I was adamant, He was adamant. Finally a
compromise was reached: he would print 100 copies under my title, but would
not distribute them. This is one of the 100 un-distributed copies—Nelson Algren."
"For Roger Ridous [?] with best wishes from Nelson Algren 3/20/78." Also includes
a drawing of a cat ("Kat") by Algren. SPE copy boxed.

A5.2.b Copy 2
Chicago: City on the Make . Oakland, California: Angel Island Publications, Inc.,
[1968].
Second edition, second printing, first issue. 100 copies given to Algren with the
epilogue: "Ode to Kissassville or: Gone on the Arfy-Darfy." Dedication altered "For
Joan Baez A conscience in touch with humanity."

A5.2.b² Copy 1
Chicago: City on the Make . Oakland, California: Angel Island Publications, Inc.,
[1968].
Second edition, second printing, second issue. Epilogue entitled "Ode to Lower
Finksville."

A5.2.b² Copy 2
Chicago: City on the Make . Oakland, California: Angel Island Publications, Inc.,
[1968].
Second edition, second printing, second issue. Epilogue entitled "Ode to Lower
Finksville."

A5.3.a
Chicago: City on the Make . New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1983.
This edition has an introduction by Studs Terkel; omits the epilogue; and
Algren’s introduction is now an afterword. Dedication altered: "This is for Nelson
Algren."

[ ]
Chicago: City on the Make . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Includes Algren’s afterword, but not the epilogue; an introduction by Studs
Terkel; and extensive annotations by David Schmittgens and Bill Savage.
"Fiftieth Anniversary Edition."

A Walk on the Wild Side

A6.1.a Copy 1
A Walk on the Wild Side . New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First edition, first printing. Presentation copy: "For Bedonnia [?] Fagel from Nelson
Algren with best wishes May 21, 56." This copy top edge unstained.

A6.1.a Copy 2
A Walk on the Wild Side . New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First edition, first printing. Top edge stained reddish brown.

A6.1.a Copy 3
A Walk on the Wild Side . New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First edition, first printing. Top edge stained reddish brown.

A6.1.b Copy 1
A Walk on the Wild Side . New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First edition, second printing. On front dust jacket flap: "Second large
printing."

A6.1.b Copy 2
A Walk on the Wild Side . New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956.
First edition, second printing. On front dust jacket flap: "Second large
printing."

A6.1.d
A Walk on the Wild Side . London: Neville Spearman Ltd., 1957.
First edition, first English printing.

A6.2.a Copy 1
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1957.
Second edition, first printing. "d157."

A6.2.a Copy 2
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1957.
Second edition, first printing. "d157."

A6.2.a Copy 3
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1957.
Second edition, first printing. "d157."

A6.2.b
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1957.
Second edition, second printing. "d157."

A6.2.c
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1957.
Second edition, third printing. "d377."

A6.3.a
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1962.
Third edition, fourth printing. "d496."

A6.3.c
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1962.
Third edition, third printing. "d496."

A6.3.d Copy 1
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1962.
Third edition, fourth printing. "d496."

A6.3.d Copy 2
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1962.
Third edition, fourth printing. "d496."

A6.3.e
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1963.
Third edition, fifth printing. "d496."

A6.3.f
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., n.d.
Third edition, unidentified printing. "t890."

A6.3.g
A Walk on the Wild Side . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, Inc., n.d.
Third edition, unidentified printing. "M1238."

A6.6.a
A Walk on the Wild Side . [New York]: Penguin Books, 1977.
Sixth edition, first printing.

A6.7.a
A Walk on the Wild Side . [New York]: Penguin Books, 1984.
Seventh edition, first printing.

Foreign Language Editions

[ ]
La Rue Chaude . [Paris]: Gallimard, 1960.
French translation by Roger Giroux. Colophon: "ACHEVÉ D’IMPRIMER LE 5 JANVIER
1960 PAR FIRMIN-DIDPT ET Cie LE MESNIL-SUR-L’ESTRÉE (EURE)." "Imprimé en
France N° d’édition: 7257 Dépôt Légal : 1er trimestre 1960 – 6581."

[ ]
La Rue Chaude . [Paris:] Gallimard, 1960.
French translation by Roger Giroux. Colophon: "ACHEVÉ D’IMPRIMER le 30 Avril
1962 SUR LES PRESSES DE L’IMPRIMERIE OFFSET JEAN GROU-RADENEZ 27-29,
RUE DE LA SABLIÉRE, A PARIS Dépôt Légal : 1er trimestre 1960 N° D’ ÉDITION:
8807." Presentation copy: "For Roz and Bill Best wishes from Nelson," with a
drawing of a cat by Algren.

[ ]
La Rue Chaude . [Paris:] Gallimard, 1960.
French translation by Roger Giroux. Colophon: "ACHEVÉ D’IMPRIMER LR 5
JANVIER 1960 PAR FIRMIN-DIDOT ET CIE LE MESNIL-SUR-L’ESTRÉE (EURE)."
"Imprimé en France N° d’ édition : 7257 Dépôt Légal : 1er trimestre 1960. - 6581."

[ ]
Passeggiata Selvaggia . [Verona:] Arnoldo Mondadori Editore , 1961.
Italian translation by Giorgio Monicelli. Copyright page: "I EDIZIONE OTTOBRE
1961." Colophon: "QUESTO VOLUME É STATO IMPRESSO NEL MESE DI OTTOBRE
DELL’ANNO MCMLXI NELLE OFFICINE GRAFICHE VERONESI DELL’EDITORE
ARNOLDO MONDADORI. STAMPADO IN ITALIA – PRINTED IN ITALY 7656 –
MED." Presentation copy: "Best to Roz and Bill As Always—Nelson," with a
drawing of a cat by Algren.

[ ]
La Ciudad Queda Lejos . Barcelona: Luis de Caralt, 1964.
Spanish translation by Francisco Ecias. Colophon: "Este libro se terminó de
imprimir en Gráficas Diamante, en el mes de Marzo de 1964."

[ ]
Passeggiata Selvaggia . [Verona:] Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1968.
Italian translation. Copyright page: "I edizione Gli Oscar gennaio 1968."
Colophon: "Questo volume é stato impresso nel mese de gennaio 1968 nelle
Officine Grafiche di Verona della Arnoldo Mondadori Editore Stampato in
Italia – Printed in Italy." SPE copy lacks front cover. Presentation copy:
"For _______ Schwartz from Nelson Algren with best wishes Aug 4 1974."

Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters

A8.1.a Copy 1
Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters . New York: Lancer Books, Inc.,
1962.
First edition, first printing. "73-409." Opposite title page: "A LANCER ORIGINAL
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED." SPE copy: 39 lines per page.

A8.1.a Copy 2
Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters . New York: Lancer Books, Inc.,
1962.
First edition, first printing. "73-409." Opposite title page: "A LANCER ORIGINAL
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED." SPE copy: 39 lines per page.

A8.1.b
Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters . New York: Lancer Books, Inc.,
[1972].
First edition, second printing. "33016-125."

A8.2 Copy 1
Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters . [New York]: Bernard Geis
Associates, [1963].
Second edition, only printing. This edition includes two additional stories:
"South’s Summer Idyll," by Terry Southern and "The Sleep of Baby Filbertson,"
by James Leo Herlihy. Presentation copy: "For Judith from Nelson," with a
drawing of a cat by Algren.

A8.2 Copy 2
Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters . [New York]: Bernard Geis
Associates, [1963].
Second edition, only printing. 15 stories total, including "South’s Summer Idyll,"
by Terry Southern and "The Sleep of Baby Filbertson," by James Leo Herlihy.

A8.3.a
Nelson Algren’s Book of Lonesome Monsters . London: Hamilton and Co. (Stafford)
Ltd., 1964.
First edition, first English printing. Thirteen stories, as in first edition. Title omits
"Own."

Who Lost an American?

A9.1.a Copy 1
Who Lost an American? New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963.
First edition, first printing. SPE copy: 34 lines per page. Signed copy: "Nelson
Algren."

A9.1.a Copy 2
Who Lost an American? New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963.
First edition, first printing. SPE copy: 34 lines per page. Signed copy: "Nelson
Algren."

A9.1.a Copy 3
Who Lost an American? New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963.
First edition, first printing. SPE copy: 34 lines per page.

A9.1.b
Who Lost an American? New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963.
First edition, second printing.

A9.1.c
Who Lost an American? London: Andre Deutsch, 1963.
First edition, only English printing.

A9.2.a
Who Lost an American? London: Mayflower-Dell Books, 1965.
Second edition, first printing. "9535."

Conversations with Nelson Algren

A11.1
Donohue, H.E.F. Conversations with Nelson Algren . New York: Hill and Wang, 1964.
First edition, only printing. Presentation copy: "For Ruth Lebow with best
wishes—Nelson Algren Dec. 21, 1964." Pasted to front free endpaper is a menu
from a luncheon honoring the publication of the book; Louis Szathmary, Chef de
Cuisine, Studs Terkel, Master of Ceremonies.

A11.2 Copy 1
Donohue, H.E.F. Conversations with Nelson Algren . New York: Berkley Publishing
Corporation, 1965.
Second edition, only printing. "S1134."

A11.2 Copy 2
Donohue, H.E.F. Conversations with Nelson Algren . New York: Berkley Publishing
Corp., 1965.
Second edition, only printing. "S1134." Copyright page: "BERKELY MEDALLION
EDITION, SEPTEMBER, 1965.

Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way

[ ]
Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons,
1965.
Galleys.

A12.1.a Copy 1
Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons,
1965.
First edition, first printing.

A12.1.a Copy 2
Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons,
1965.
First edition, first printing.

A12.1.a Copy 3
Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons,
1965.
First edition, first printing.

A12.1.b
Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . London: Andre Deutsch, 1966.
First edition, first English printing. Presentation copy "For Judith from Nelson,"
with a drawing of a cat by Algren.

A12.2 Copy 1
Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett
Publications, Inc., 1966.
Second edition, only printing. "R973."

A12.2 Copy 2
Notes from a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett
Publications, Inc., 1966.
Second edition, only printing. "R973."

The Last Carousel

[ ]
The Last Carousel . New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1973.
Advance Review Copy. Oversize Box 1 .

A13.1 Copy 1
The Last Carousel . New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1973.
First edition, only printing. Signed copy: "Nelson Algren." Laid-in copy of Algren’s
bookplate.

A13.1 Copy 2
The Last Carousel . New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1973.
First edition, only printing.

A13.1 Copy 3
The Last Carousel . New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1973.
First edition, only printing. SPE copy bound in white cloth.

A13.2 Copy 1
The Last Carousel . New York: Warner, 1975.
Second edition, only printing. "79-727." Presentation copy: "For Paul Henderson
with best wishes from Nelson Algren 8 March 1975," with a drawing of a cat by
Algren.

A13.2 Copy 2
The Last Carousel . New York: Warner, 1975.
Second edition, only printing. "79-727."

Calhoun (The Devil’s Stocking)

[ ]
Chinatown: A Novel of Suspense .
Photocopy of manuscript published with major textual changes as The Devil’s
Stocking
. Oversize Box 2 .

A14.1.a
Calhoun. Frankfurt, Germany: Zweitausendeins, 1981.
First edition, first printing. German translation.

A14.2.b Copy 1
The Devil’s Stocking . New York: The Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana,
1983.
First English language edition, first printing. Bound in cloth.

A14.2.b Copy 2
The Devil’s Stocking . New York: The Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana,
1983.
First English language edition, first printing. Bound in cloth.

A14.2.b Copy 3
The Devil’s Stocking . New York: The Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana,
1983.
First English language edition, first printing. Bound in wrapper.

A14.2.b
The Devil’s Stocking . New York: The Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana,
1983.
Second printing, proof copy.

He Swung and He Missed

Aoa1
He Swung and He Missed . Mankato, Minnesota: Creative Education Inc., 1993.

Nonconformity: Writing on Writing

Aoa2
Nonconformity: Writing on Writing . New York: Seven Stories Press, 1996.

Ballet for Opening Day: The Swede Was a Hard Guy

Aoa3
Ballet for Opening Day: The Swede Was a Hard Guy . Chicago: Sherwin Beach Press, 2002.
SPE copy is the 24th of 50. Designed by Robert McCamant, illustrations by Tony
Fitzpatrick, printed by Martha Chiplis, and bound by Trisha Hammer.

FIRST APPEARANCES IN BOOKS

B2 Copy 1
Galena . (1937).
An American Guide Series publication written as part of the Federal writer’s
project (Illinois) Works Progress Administration.

B2 Copy 2
Galena . (1937).
An American Guide Series publication written as part of the Federal writer’s
project (Illinois) Works Progress Administration.

B6
"How the Devil Came Down Division Street." In The Best American Short Stories 1945, edited by Martha Foley. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945.
SPE copy published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1945 which appears to be the
first appearance of this story in a book.

B7
"Single Exit." In Cross Section: A Collection of New American Writing , edited by Edwin Seaver. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1947.
Signed copy: "Edwin Seaver."

B8
"The Captain is Impaled." In Prize Stories of 1950 : The O. Henry Awards, edited by Herschel Brickell. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950.

B13
"Beasts of the Wild." In New World Writing . New York: The New American Library, 1956.
"MD 170."

B14
"Ain’t Nobody on My Side?," in T he Race for Space , edited by Paul Niemark. Chicago: Camerarts, 1957.

B16
"All Through the Night." In The Permanent Playboy , edited by Ray Russell. New York: Crown Publishers Inc., 1959.

B20
[Introduction] F.S.C., by Con Sellers. Chicago: Novel Books, Inc., 1963.
"6081."

B21
[Introduction] "Erik Dorn A Thousand and One Afternoons in Nada." In Erik Dorn , by Ben Hecht. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1963.

B22
"The Daddy of Them All." In Taboo: Seven Short Stories Which No Publisher Would Touch from Seven Leading Writers . Chicago: New Classics House, 1964.

B24
"Nelson Algren." In Authors Take Sides on Vietnam , edited by Cecil Woolf and John Bagguley. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967.

B25
"A Place to Lie Down." In Years of Protest: A Collection of American Writings of the 1930’s , edited by Jack Salzman and Barry Wallenstein. New York: Pegasus, 1967.

B27
"Airy Persiflage on the Heaving Deep." In Works in Progress , edited by William Ewald. New York: The Literary Guild of America, Inc., 1970.

 

B28
"Otto Preminger’s Strange Suspenjers [sic]," in Focus Media , (1972).
Includes envelope from Algren addressed to Mr. Robert Cromie.

OTHER APPEARANCES IN BOOKS

Boa1
"Biceps." In The Best American Short Stories 1942 , edited by Martha Foley. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942.

Boa2
"The Children." In The Penguin New Writing , edited by John Lehmann, no. 34. London
and New York: Penguin Books, 1948.
Contents page: "First publication in Great Britain of this story."

Boa3
"The Heroes." In The Penguin New Writing , edited by John Lehmann, no. 35. London
and New York: Penguin Books, 1948.

Boa4
"A Bottle of Milk for Mother." In The Avon All-American Fiction Reader . New York: Avon
Publishing, Inc., 1951.
"1002."

Boa5
"He Swung and He Missed." In The World’s Greatest Boxing Stories , edited by Harold
U. Ribalow. New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1952.
Renew slip laid in.

Boa6
"The Face on the Barroom Floor." In Tales of Love and Fury . New York: Avon
Publications, Inc., 1953.
"A549."

Boa7 Copy 1
"Katz." In The Stakes are High , edited by Brent Ashabranner. New York: Bantam Books
Inc., 1954.
"P64."

Boa7 Copy 2
"Katz." In The Stakes are High , edited by Brent Ashabranner. New York: Bantam Books
Inc., 1954.
"P64."

Boa8
"So Help Me." In The American Century , edited by Maxim Lieber. Leipzig, Germany:
Paul List Verlag, 1955.

Boa9
"Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone." In S tories of Scarlet Women . New York: Avon Publications, Inc., 1955.
"T-113."

Boa10
"Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone." In Stories of Scarlet Women . New York:
Avon Publications, Inc., [n.d.].
"G-1112."

Boa11
"How the Devil Came Down Division Street." In Great Tales of City Dwellers , edited by
Alex Austin. New York: Manvis Publications Inc., 1955.
"LL 53."

Boa12
"The Heroes." In War , edited by Alex Austin. New York: The New American Library of
World Literature, Inc., 1957.
"S1478."

Boa13
"The Face on the Barroom Floor." In Tales of Midsummer Passion. New York: Avon
Publications, Inc., [1957].
"778."

Boa14
"So Help Me." In Firsts of the Famous , edited by Whit Burnett. New York, Ballantine
Books, 1962.
"F 598."

Boa15
"A Lot You Got to Holler." In National Book Award Reader , edited by Robert J.
Clements. New York: Popular Library, Inc., 1966.
"50-443."

FIRST APPEARANCES IN MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

BOX 1

C1
"So Help Me," in Story , vol. 3, #14 (August 1933).
Story. Nelson Algren’s first published work.

C2
"Forgive Them, Lord," in A Year Magazine , Section 2 (1933).
Story.

C6
"A Holiday in Texas," in The Anvil , #6 (May/June 1934).
Story.

C11
"The Brothers’ House," in Story , vol. 5, #27 (October 1934).
Story.

C13
"A Place to Lie Down," in The Partisan Review , vol. 2, #6 (January/February 1935).
Story.

C14
"Winter in Chicago," in The Anvil , vol. 2, #11 (May/June 1935).
Story.

C16
"American Obituary," in The Partisan Review , vol. 2, #9 (October/November 1935).
Article.

C17
"Within the City," in The Anvil , vol. 3, #13 (October/November 1935).
Article.

C20
"Makers of Music," in The New Anvil , vol. 1, #1 (March 1939).
Verse.

C22
"Program for Appeasement," in The New Anvil , vol. 1, #3 (June/July 1939).
Verse.

C23
"Home and Goodnight," in Poetry , vol. 55, #2 (November 1939).
Verse.

C24
"Travelog," in Poetry , vol. 55, #2 (November 1939).
Verse.

C26
"Biceps," in The Southern Review , vol. 6, #4 (Spring 1941).
Story.

C27
"Local South," in Poetry , vol. 58, #6 (September 1941).
Verse.

C28
"How Long Blues," in Poetry , vol. 58, #6 (September 1941).
Verse.

BOX 2

C29
"Stickman’s Laughter," in The Southern Review , vol. 7, #4 (Spring 1942).
Story.

C31
"The Captain is a Card," in Esquire , vol. 17, #6 (June 1942).
Story. Oversize Box 3, folder 1 .

C32
"He Swung and He Missed," in The American Mercury , vol. 55, #223 (July 1942).
Story.

C34
"The Children," in The American Mercury , vol. 57, #237 (September 1943).
Story.

C36
"The Face on the Barroom Floor," in The American Mercury , vol. 64, #277 (January
1947).
Story.

C38
"Epitaph: The Man With the Golden Arm," in Poetry , vol. 70, #6 (September 1947).
Verse.

C41
"The Captain is Impaled," in Harper’s Magazine , vol. 199, #1191 (August 1949).
Story.

C47
"What is America Reading?," in The Northwestern University Reviewing Stand , vol. 13,
(January 29, 1950).
Radio Transcription.

C51
"One Man’s Chicago," in Holiday , vol. 10, #4 (October 1956).
Article. Oversize Box 3, folder 2 .

C55
"American Christmas, 1952," in The Nation , vol. 175, #26 (December 27, 1952).
Article. Originally published as "Great Writing Bogged Down in Fear, Says Novelist
Nelson Algren," Chicago Daily News (3 December 1952), 44.

 

C58
"Eggheads are Rolling: The Rush to Conform," in The Nation , vol. 177, #16 (October
17, 1953).
Article.

C59
"The Art of Fiction – Nelson Algren," in The Paris Review , #11 (Winter 1955).
Interview by Alston Anderson and Terry Southern.

C63
"Mr. Goodbuddy and the Mighty Dripolator," in Nugget , vol. 1, #4 (July 1956).
Story.

C66
"All Through the Night," in Playboy , vol. 4, #4 (April 1957).
Story.

C67
"G-String Gomorrah," in Esquire , vol. 48, (August 1957).
Article. Tear Sheets.

C73
"Chicago is a Wose," in The Nation , vol. 188, #9 (February 28, 1959).
Article.

C75
"Ding-Ding Tinkle Hinkle, the Finkified Lasagna and the Footnote King," in The Dial ,
vol. 1, #1 (Fall 1959).
Article.

C81
"3 Tapes," in Writer’s Yearbook , #31 (1960).
Interviews with Erskine Caldwell, Meyer Levin and Algren.

BOX 3

C84
"The Unacknowledged Champion of Everything," in The Noble Savage , vol. 2,
(September 1960).
Article.

C85
"The Mafia of the Heart," in Contact , vol. 2, #6 (October 1960).
Article.

C86
"Down with All Hands," in The Atlantic , vol. 206, #6 (December 1960).
Article.

C87
"Remembering Richard Wright," in The Nation , vol. 192, #4 (January 28, 1961).
Article.

C90
"Contact!," in The Nation , vol. 192, #16 (April 22, 1961).
Letter.

C92
"The Bride Below the Black Coiffure," in Rogue vol. 6, (July 1961).
Verse. Tear sheets.

C93
"He’s Upsy-Downsy," in Rogue vol. 6, (July 1961).
Letter. Clipping (photocopy reproduction).

C95
"Moon of the Back Stretch, Still and White," in Rogue , (August 1961).
Article. Tear sheets.

C97
"The Peseta With the Hole in the Middle Part 1," in The Kenyon Review , 23 (Autumn
1961).
Article.

C98
"They’re Hiding the Ham on the Pinball King, or Some Came Stumbling," in Contact ,
3 (September 1961).
Article.

C100
"You Have Your People and I Have Mine," in Rogue [(November 1961)].
Article. Tear sheets.

C101
"Hemingway: The Dye That Did Not Run," in The Nation , vol. 193, (November 18,
1961).
Article. Clipping.

C103
"God Bless the Lonesome Gas Man," in The Dude (March 1962).
Story. Tear sheets.

C104
"The Role of the Writer in America," in Michigan’s Voices , vol. 2, #3 (Spring 1962).
Speech.

C106
"Fabulous Istanbul Isn’t the Town for Me," in Nugget , vol. 7, #3 (June 1962).
Article.

C107
"Afternoon in the Land of the Strange Sleep," in Cavalier (September 1962).
Article. Tear sheets.

C108
"Tricks Out of Times Long Gone," in The Nation , vol. 195, #8 (September 22, 1962).
Verse.

C109
"Dad Among the Troglodytes, or, Show Me a Gypsy and I’ll Show You a Nut," in The
Noble Savage
, vol. 5, (October 1962).
Article.

C110
"The Father and Son Cigar," in Playboy , vol. 9, #12 (December 1962).
Article.

C111
"The Peseta With the Hole in the Middle," in The Kenyon Review , vol. 24, (Winter
1962).
Article.

C112
"A Walk on the Wild Side With Nelson Algren," by Bob Ellison in Fling , (January 1963).
Quotes Algren.

BOX 4

C113
"Shlepker: White Goddess Say You Not Go That Part of Forest," in Cavalier , (February
1963).
Story. Tear sheets.

C114
"Whobody Knows my Name. . .or, How to be a Freedom Rider without Leaving Town,"
in Harlequin , (April 1963).
Article. Tear sheets.

C116
"Nelson Algren: Writer on the Wild Side," by Paul Romney in Caper , vol. 9, #4 (July
1963).
Article about Algren by Paul Romney.

C117
"Nelson Algren Interviewed: The Writer as a Child, Youth and Army Privateer," in
The Carleton Miscellany , vol. 4, (Fall 1963).
Prepublication excerpts.

C122
"Stanley Upside Down Or: Why Trail Bullfighters When You Can Teach Iambic Pentameter," in New York Herald Tribune Book Week (December 8, 1963).
Article. Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Box 9, folder 1 .

C125
"The Moon of the Arfy Darfy," in The Saturday Evening Post , vol. 237, #33 (September
26, 1964).
Story. Oversize Box 3, folder 3 .

C130
"Hemingway All the Way," in Cavalier , vol. 15, #140 (February 1965).
Article.

C131
"Down with Cops," in The Saturday Evening Post , vol. 238, #21 (October 23, 1965).
Article. Oversize Box 3, folder 4 .

C132
"A Letter," in The Carleton Miscellany , vol. 6, (Winter 1965).
Letter to Erling Larsen.

C134
"Nobody Knows," in Saturday Review , vol. 49, #36 (September 3, 1966).
Verse.

C135
"A Ticket for Skoronski," in The Saturday Evening Post, vol. 239, #23 (November 5,
1966).
Story. Oversize Box 3, folder 5 .

C137
"The Emblems and Proofs of Power," The Critic , vol. 25, #4 (February/March 1967).
Letter to Joel Wells.

C139
"Home to Shawneetown," in The Atlantic , vol. 222, #2 (August 1968).
Story.

C143
"The Decline and Fall of Dingdong Daddyland," in Commentary , vol. 48, #3
(September 1969).
Story.

C149
"Get All the Money," in Playboy , vol. 17, #6 (June 1970).
Story.

C150
"Upside-Down Emil," in Chicago Free Press , vol. 1, #1 (September 28, 1970).
Story.

C151
"Nelson Algren in Vietnam: The Rest of the Way Is by the Stars," in Chicago Free
Press
, vol. 1, #2 (October 5, 1970).
Article.

C152
"A Ticket to Biro-Bidjan," in Chicago Free Press , vol. 1, #2 (October 5, 1970).
Article.

C153
"Early Chicago Journalism," in Chicago Free Press , vol. 1, #3 (October 12, 1970).
Article.

C154
"Previous Days," in Chicago Free Press , vol. 1, #4 (October 19, 1970).
Article.

C155
"Pottawattomie Ghosts," in Chicago Free Press , vol. 1, #5 (October 26, 1970).
Article.

C156
"Let’s See Your Hands," in Chicago Free Press , vol. 1, #6 (November 2, 1970).
Article.

C157
"The Cop Mentality," in Chicago Free Press , vol. 1, #7 (November 9, 1970).
Article.

C158
"Swan Lake Re-Swum," in Audience , vol. 1, #1 (January 1971).
Article. Box 9, folder 2 .

C160
"No Cumshaw, No Rickshaw: Well, What Did You Expect? Pat Suzuki? [Part I]," in
Holiday , vol. 49, #6 (July/August 1971).
Article.

C162
"No Cumshaw, No Rickshaw [Part II]," in Holiday , vol. 50, #2 (November 1971).
Article.

C163
"Ipso Facto," in Audience , vol. 1, #6 (November/December 1971).
Story. Box 9, folder 3 .

BOX 5

C164
"The Last Carousel," in Playboy , vol. 19, #2 (February 1972).
Story.

C168
"I Never Hollered Cheezit the Cops," in The Atlantic , vol. 230, #4 (October 1972).
Story.

C174
"A Way to Médenine," in Playboy , vol. 19, #12 (December 1972).
Article.

C175
"The Best Novels of World War II," in The Critic , vol. 31, #3 (January/February 1973).
Article.

C184
"A Day at the Races With Nelson Algren," in Chicago Tribune Magazine , (June 30,
1974).
Quotes Algren. Clipping. Box 9, folder 4 .

C193
"Requiem," in Chicago , vol. 24, #9 (September 1975).
Article.

C197
"Topless in Gaza," in New York (October 30, 1978).
Article. Tear sheets.

C200
"Boycott TABA," in New York Review of Books , vol. 26, (October 11, 1979).
Open letter signed by Algren and others. Clipping. Box 9, folder 5 .

C201 Copy 1
"There Will Be No More Christmases," in Chicago , vol. 29, #7 (July 1980)
Story.

C201 Copy 2
"There Will Be No More Christmases," in Chicago , vol. 29, #7 (July 1980).
Story.

C203
"Impression of Studs as Bogus Frenchman and Urban Thoreau," in "Arts and Books,"
The Chicago Tribune (September 14, 1980).
Article. Oversize Box 3, folder 7 .

C204
"Last Rounds in Small Cafes: Rememberances of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de
Beauvior," in Chicago , vol. 29, #12 (December 1980).
Article.

C211
"Walk Pretty All the Way," in Chicago , vol. 30, #6 (June 1981).
Story.

C213
"So Long, Swede Risberg," in Chicago , vol. 30, #7 (July 1981).
Article.

BOX 6

C217
"Searching for the Real Chicago: A Few Imperishable Words from Frank Lloyd Wright,
with Rudolph Ganzi, Nelson Algren, and Archibald MacLeish," in Chicago , vol. 32, #1
(January 1983).
Transcription of a symposium.

OTHER APPEARANCES IN MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

Coa1
"L’homme au bras d’or," in Les Temps Modernes , vol. 10, #108 (decembre 1954). (I)
Excerpt. French translation of The Man with the Golden Arm by Boris Vian.

Coa2
"L’homme au bras d’or," in Les Temps Modernes , vol. 10, #109 (janvier/fevrier 1955).
(II)
Excerpt. French translation by Boris Vian.

Coa3
"L’homme au bras d’or," in Les Temps Modernes , vol. 10, #110 (mars 1955). (III)
Excerpt. French translation by Boris Vian.

Coa4
"L’homme au bras d’or," in Les Temps Modernes , vol. 10, #111 (avril 1955). (IV)
Excerpt. French translation by Boris Vian.

Coa5
"The Swede Was a Hard Guy," in Chicago , (June, 1956).
Story. Tear sheets.

Coa6
["The Emblems and the Proofs of Power,"] in Vagabond , #5 (1967).
Article.

Coa7
"City on the Make," in Law and Disorder , 1968.
Article.

Coa8
"An Absconding Bookie and Four Other Poems," in The Chicago Tribune Sunday
Magazine
(October 8, 1972).
Verse. Oversize Box 3, folder 6 .

Coa9
"Chicago: City on the Make," in Chicago , vol. 32, #5 (May 1983).
Excerpt. Introduction by Studs Terkel.

Coa10
"Cawfee Man," in Climax , n.d.
Story. Tear sheets.

FIRST APPEARANCES OF REVIEWS BY ALGREN IN MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

D4
"Sentiment with Terror," in Poetry , vol. 55, #3 (December 1939).
Nelson Algren reviews Collected Poems by Robert Graves. Presentation copy:
"With best wishes from Nelson Algren."

D5
"Lloyd Frankenberg’s Poems," in Poetry , vol. 56, #1 (April 1940).
Nelson Algren reviews The Red Kite by Lloyd Frankenberg.

D6
"Fragmentary, Intense," in Poetry , vol. 57, #4 (January 1941).
Nelson Algren reviews Poems by William Pillin.

D7
"We Thank You with Reservations," in Poetry , vol. 59, #4 (January 1942).
Nelson Algren reviews I Went into the Country by Harry Roskolenko, Man on the
Queue
by Sidney Alexander, and We Thank You All the Time by Norman Macleod.

D13
"A Social Poet," in Poetry , vol. 61, #5 (February 1943).
Nelson Algren reviews For My People by Margaret Walker.

D16
"Varying Viewpoints," in Poetry , vol. 62, #1 (April 1943).
Nelson Algren reviews Blind Dawn by Stanley Kidder Wilson, Fence of Fire by
Reitza Dine Wirtschafter, and Rind of Earth by August Derleth.

D21
"Magic and Melancholy," in Poetry , vol. 63, #1 (October 1943).
Nelson Algren reviews Lines for the Canonization of Pedro Domecq by George
Smedley Smith, The Masculine Dead and Ten War Elegies by William Everson.

BOX 7

D22
"Miner Minstrels," in Poetry , vol. 63, #11 (November 1943).
Nelson Algren reviews Coal Dust on the Fiddle by George Korson.

D25
"Three Against the World," in Poetry , vol. 65, #1 (October 1944).
Nelson Algren reviews Flight Above Cloud by John Pudney, Sailing or Drowning by
Alan Curnow, and The Second Man by Julian Symons.

D66
"Success Measured in Distance from 12th St. to Wilson Ave.," in Chicago Sun-Times
Book Week
, (April 11, 1948).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews Someday, Boy by Sam
Ross.

D124
"8 ‘Angry Ones’ Declare a British Existentialism," in Chicago Sun-Times Book Week ,
(April 13, 1958).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews Declarations, essays
by Colin Wilson, John Osborne, John Wain, Kenneth Tynan, Bill Hopkins, Lindsay
Anderson, Stuart Holroyd, and Doris Lessing.

D125
"Author Bites Critic," in [ The Nation , vol. 187], (August 2, 1958).
Nelson Algren reviews Man in Modern Fiction by Edmund Fuller.

D126
"Motley Novel Tackles the Dope Problem," in Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine of Books , (August 17, 1958).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews Let No Man Write My
Epitaph
by Willard Motley.

D132
"Dreiser Hedged Out," in [ The Nation , vol. 188], (May 16, 1959).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews L etters of Theodore
Dreiser
edited by Robert H. Elias.

D135
"Making It Hot," in The Nation , [vol. 192, (March 20, 1961)].
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews The Magic Christian by
Terry Southern.

D139
"Junkie Beware," in The Nation , [vol. 194], (February 3, 1962).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews The Drug Experience
edited by David Ebin.

D143
"When That Town Really Toddled," in New York Herald Tribune: Books , (August 18,
1963).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews Gaily, Gaily by Ben
Hecht.

D145
"The Ginger Man Who Couldn’t," in The Nation , vol. 198, (April 6, 1964).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews Jubb by Keith
Waterhouse.

D147
"The Donkeyman by Twilight," in The Nation , vol. 198, #21 (May 18, 1964).
Nelson Algren reviews works by Terry Southern.

D150
"The Radical Innocent," in The Nation , vol. 199, #7 (September 21, 1964).
Nelson Algren reviews works by Bruce Jay Friedman.

D151
"The Question of Simone de Beauvoir," in Harper’s Magazine , vol. 230, #1380 (May
1965).
Nelson Algren reviews Force of Circumstance by Simone de Beauvior.

D152
"His Ice Cream Cone Runneth Over," in New York Herald Tribune Book Week , (May 16,
1965).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews Desolation Angel s by
Jack Kerouac.

D154
"Raising Cain in the Cornfield," in "Bookweek," The Sunday Herald Tribune (October
31, 1965).
Nelson Algren reviews With the Procession by Henry Fuller, Windy McPherson’s
Son
by Sherwood Anderson, and Gullible’s Travels by Ring Lardner. Oversize
Box 3, folder 8
.

D155
"Tear ‘em Up, Friskybits," in [ New York Herald Tribune Book Week , (January 16,
1966)].
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews I Jan Cremer by Jan
Cremer.

D157
"The Trouble at Gringo Gulch," in "Bookweek," The Sunday Herald Tribune (March 6,
1966).
Nelson Algren reviews Let Noon be Fair by Willard Motley. Oversize Box 3,
folder 9
.

D171
"A Guy Who Got Wiped," in Chicago Free Press , vol. 1, #8 (November 16, 1970).
Nelson Algren reviews Blue Movie by Terry Southern.

D196
["Uptown’s Underside: A Grim Novel]," in Chicago Daily News Panorama , (January 10-
11, 1976).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews City Dogs by William
Brashler. Included in this folder is Brashler’s reply to Algren’s review.

D205
"Of Wine, Women, and Writing," in Washington Post Book Week , (September 16,
1979).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews The Intricate Music: A
Biography of John Steinbeck
by Thomas Kiernan and Steinbeck and Covici: The
Story of Friendship
by Thomas Fensch.

D207
"The Liberating Vision of Richard Wright," in Chicago Tribune Book World , (June 8,
1980).
Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren reviews Richard Wright:
Ordeal of a Native Son
by Addison Gayle, Jr.

BLURBS

E1
DeLillo, Don. Americana . New York: Pocket Books, 1973.
Blurb on first page. Box 7, folder 21 .

Eoa1
Sellers, Con. Mr. Tomorrow . [United States]: Aware Press, Inc., 1974.
Blurb on back cover. Box 7, folder 22 .

MISCELLANEOUS

Reviews and Notices of Algren’s Work

Somebody in Boots
"The Lower Depths," in Partisan Review , vol. 2, #8 (July/August 1935).
Review of Somebody in Boots by Philip Rahv. Box 8, folder 1 .

The Man With the Golden Arm
Book Find News (#85, n.d.).
Publisher’s promotional pamphlet with review by Emmett Dedmon.
Box 8, folder 2 .

Chicago: City on the Make
Publisher’s Weekly , vol. 223, #12 (March 1983).
Capsule review of reprint of Chicago: City on the Make. Box 8, folder 3 .

Flyers. "A Celebration in Honor of Nelson Algren," at Guild Books, 2456 N. Lincoln Ave.,
n.d.
Box 9, folder 6 .

A Walk on the Wild Side
"The Man with the Golden Beef," by Norman Poderhoretz in The New Yorker, vol. 32,
#15 (June 1956).
Review of A Walk on the Wild Side . Box 8, folder 4 .

"Plumbing the Depths," (no source, n.d.).
Review of A Walk on the Wild Side . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 14 .

Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters
"Algren Looks at Human Monsters," by Lester Goran (no source, n.d.).
Review of Nelson Algren’s Own Book of Lonesome Monsters . Clippings
(photocopy reproduction). Box 9, folder 15 .

Who Lost an American?
[No Title, Playboy (April 1963)].
Review of Who Lost an American? . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 16 .

"Omnium-Gatherum," by Hans Koningsberger in SR (May 11, 1963).
Review of Who Lost an American? . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 17 .

"Algren Stuffs a Book Like a Barracks Bag," by Robert Lowry in Book Wee k [(May 12,
1963)].
Review of Who Lost an American? . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 18 .

"Life’s Imperfections Seen in a Narrow Perspective," by Charles Purvis in [ The Chicago
Tribune
(May 12, 1963)].
Review of Who Lost an American? . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 19 .

"Baedeker With a Bite," in [ Newsweek (May 13, 1963)].
Review of Who Lost an American? . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 20 .

"After All, Who Is the Enemy," by Herbert Gold in The New York Times (June 2, 1963).
Review of Who Lost an American ?. Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 21 .

Conversations With Nelson Algren
Prepublication brochure for Conversations With Nelson Algren by H.E.F. Donahue,
1964.
Manuscript Collection. Ms 86.13.2 .

Taboo
Literary Times , vol. 3, #5 (June/July 1964).
Advertisement for Taboo (NAC #B22) on last page. Oversize Box 4, folder 1 .

Literary Times , vol. 3, #6 (July/August 1964).
Advertisement for Taboo (NAC #B22) on last page. Oversize Box 4, folder 2 .

Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way
"Lost Touch," in Time (August 13, 1965).
Review of Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . Clippings (photocopy
reproduction). Box 9, folder 22 .

"Nelson Algren on Hemingway, Or Adrift in the Horse Latitudes," by Van Allen Bradley
in The Chicago Daily News (August 14, 1965).
Review of Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . Clippings (photocopy
reproduction). Box 9, folder 23 .

"Nelson Algren’s Seaborne Defense of Hemingway," by Charles Poore in [ The New York
Times
(August 24, 1965)].
Review of Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . Clippings (photocopy
reproduction). Box 9, folder 24 .

"Correspondent to the Underworld," in The Nation (October 25, 1965).
Review of Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . Clippings (photocopy
reproduction). Box 9, folder 25 .

"Sad Sack," by Jay Nash in Literary Times , vol. 4, #4 (September/October 1965).
Review of Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way .
Oversize Box 4, folder 4 .

"The Wildest Side," (no source, n.d.).
Review of Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . Clippings (photocopy
reproduction). Box 9, folder 26 .

"Algren: Afire and Afloat," in [ The Atlantic Monthly ] (n.d.).
Review of Notes From a Sea Diary: Hemingway All the Way . Clippings (photocopy
reproduction). Box 9, folder 27 .

The Last Carousel
"Algren Shows Us How Good American Fiction Can Be...," by Maxwell Geismer in The
Chicago Sun-Times
(November 25, 1973).
Review of The Last Carousel . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 28 .

"Algren Resurrected: A Little Something For Everyone," by Cyrus Colter, (no source)
[(November 27, 1973)].
Review of The Last Carousel . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 29 .

The Devil’s Stocking
"In This Corner, Algren," by Herbert Mitgang in The New York Times Book Review
(August 17, 1980).
Review of The Devil’s Stocking . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 30 .

"American Publishers," by Donald I. Fine in T he New York Times Book Review
(December 26, 1982).
Letter to the editor about publication of The Devil’s Stocking . Clippings (photocopy
reproduction). Box 9, folder 31 .

"Second City’s Del Close moves to Cross Currents," by Jan Herman in The Chicago
Sun-Times
(February 13, 1983).
Notice of publication of The Devil’s Stocking . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 32 .

"About Books and Authors," by Edwin McDowell in The New York Times Book Review
(February 27, 1983).
Blurb about publication of The Devil’s Stocking and re-issue of Chicago: City on
the Make
. Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Box 9, folder 33 .

"Show," The Sunday Sun Times (August 14, 1983).
Review of The Devil’s Stocking by Richard Rhodes and "And Everything Remains
the Same" by Jan Herman. Oversize Box 4, folder 5 .

"Arts & Books," The Chicago Tribune (August 21, 1983).
Review of The Devil’s Stocking by Budd Schulberg and "The Novel Nelson Algren
Didn’t Want to Write," by John Blades. Oversize Box 4, folder 6 .

"Two Realists from Chicago," in The New York Times Book Review (October 9, 1983).
Review of The Devil’s Stocking by John Aldridge. Oversize Box 4, folder 7 .

Publisher’s Weekly , vol. 223, #19 (May 1983).
Advertisement for The Devil’s Stocking . Box 8, folder 5 .

"Nelson Algren’s Legacy," no publisher, n.d.
Article about The Devil’s Stocking . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 34 .

"Now That Algren Gone, Do We Really Need New Book?," by Clarus Backes in The
Denver Post
(n.d.).
Review of The Devil’s Stocking . Clippings (photocopy reproduction).
Box 9, folder 35 .

America Eats
"Slice of Life," by John Blades in The Chicago Tribune (May 13, 1992).
Review of America Eats . Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Box 9, folder 36 .

Motion Picture and Theater Promotional Materials

The Man with the Golden Arm Motion Picture
Sheet music, publicity and promotional materials for The Man with the Golden Arm , screenplay by Walter Newman and Lewis Meltzer from the novel by Nelson Algren. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger (United Artists, 1956).
Box 9, folder 7 .

Press book: The Man with the Golden Arm . (United Artists, 1956).
Oversize Box 4, folder 8 .

Posters. The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1956).
Oversize .

"Film Review: The Man With the Golden Arm ," no source, n.d.
Film review. Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Box 9, folder 37 .

" The Man With the Golden Arm ," no source, n.d.
Film review. Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Box 9, folder 38 .

" The Man With the Golden Arm : Case History of a Drug Addict, Mercilessly and Expertly Detailed," by Gene, no source, n.d.
Film review. Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Box 9, folder 39 .

The Man With the Golden Arm Theater Production
Theatre program for The Man With the Golden Arm produced by Cherry Lane Theatre,
[1956].
Signed on cover: "For Harry...Nelson, March 31, ’56." Manuscript Collection. Ms
86.13.1
.

Walk on the Wild Side Motion Picture
Publicity posters. Walk on the Wild Side . (Columbia Pictures, 1962).
7 posters. Oversize Box 4, folder 9 .

Posters. Walk on the Wild Side (Columbia Pictures, 1962).
Oversize .

City on the Make Theater Production
Press pack for City on the Make : adapted from stories by Nelson Algren. Northlight
Theatre, September 19-October 28, 1984.
Box 9, folder 8 .
See also The Northlight Theatre Collection in the Chicago Public Library’s Special
Collections for more information about this adaptation of Algren’s work.

"Show," The Sunday Sun Times (September 9, 1984). "Algren’s Chicago Set to Music" (Northlight Theatre’s City on the Make) by Glenna Syse.
Oversize Box 4, folder 10 .

"Stage Strikes: Nelson Algren Speaks Again," by Michael Miner in The Reader
[(September 14, 1984)].
Notice of City on the Make theater production. Clippings (photocopy
reproduction). Box 9, folder 40 .

Catalogs

Copy 1
Exhibition catalog for Nelson Algren - Samuel Becket, Exhibition of Books & Manuscripts, 7th Annual Conference on the Humanities, Ohio State University, November 11-12, 1966.
Box 8, folder 6 .

Copy 2
Exhibition catalog for Nelson Algren - Samuel Becket, Exhibition of Books & Manuscripts, 7th Annual Conference on the Humanities, Ohio State University, November 11-12, 1966.
Box 8, folder 6 .

Trunkline Catalog, March 9-10, 1975. "Ex Libris Nelson Algren."
Catalog of Algren’s own library, on sale when Algren moved from Chicago to New
Jersey in 1975. Box 9, folder 9 .

"Nelson Algren in Paperback: A Checklist," in Paperback Quarterly vol. 5, #4, (Winter
1982).
Compiled by Paul Garon. Box 8, folder 7 .

"Algren Archives Expanded," in AB Bookman’s Weekly (February 28, 1983).
Box 8, folder 8 .

Exhibition Catalog, February 20-May 21, 1988. "Writing in the First Person: Nelson
Algren 1909-1981," Chicago Public Library Cultural Center.
Box 8, folder 9 .

"The Moderns: World Literature," in Leekley Rare and Scholarly Books
(Catalog #102, n. d.).
Box 8, folder 10 .

Ohio State University houses Nelson Algren’s archives including typescripts and
drafts of his work. SPE has print copy of online finding aid for collection at Ohio
State University, also available at http://library.osu.edu/sites/speccoll/finding/cms60.html.
Box 8, folder 11 .

Interviews and Articles About Algren

"A Voyeur’s View of the Wild Side: Nelson Algren and his Reviewers," by Lawrence Lipton in Chicago Review , vol. 10, #4 (Winter 1957).
Box 8, folder 12 .

[No Title], by Hedda Hopper, no source, [(February 15, 1962)].
Hedda Hopper discusses movie " Walk On the Wild Side ." Box 8, folder 13 .

"No Room, No Time, No Breath for the Bessamer Process of the Heart of Nelson
Algren," in Phoenix (Spring 1962).
An interview with Michael Edelstein. Tear sheets. Box 8, folder 14 .

"Three Best Selling Authors: Conversations - Nelson Algren," an interview by Bob
Ellison in Rogue , vol. 8, #12 (December 1963).
Box 8, folder 15 .

"A Talk on the Wild Side," an interview by David Ray in Cavalcade , vol. 4, #17 (July
1964).
Box 8, folder 16 .

"Algren on the Stake," by Jay Nash in Literary Times , vol. 4, #1 (November 1964).
Oversize Box 4, folder 3 .

"American Fiction: The Post War Years, 1945-1965," in "Bookweek," The Chicago Sun
Times
.
Oversize Box 4, folder 11 .

"Nelson Algren: The Angry Author," by Jan Herman in "Chicago Style," The Chicago
Sun Times
(January 21, 1979).
Oversize Box 4, folder 12 .

"Nelson Algren: Requiem for a Chicago Writer," essays by Robert Cromie, Anstiss
Drake and Harry Mark Petrakis in "Arts and Books," The Chicago Tribune (May 17,
1981).
Oversize Box 4, folder 13 .

"In at Last: Nelson Algren’s Final Happy Days," in "Show," The Chicago Sun Times
(May 17, 1981).
Oversize Box 4, folder 14 .

"Nelson Algren, 72, Novelist and Short Story Writer, Dead," by John L. Hess in The
New York Times
(May 10, 1981).
Obituary. Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Box 9, folder 41 .

"Chicago Author Nelson Algren Dies," in The Chicago Tribune (Sunday, May 10, 1981).
Oversize folder 1 .

"Algren is Remembered as Tough, Tender," by Janet Cawley in The Chicago Tribune
(May 11, 1981).
Oversize folder 2 .

"Nelson Algren," in The Chicago Tribune (May 12, 1981).
Brief description of Algren’s writing style. Oversize folder 3 .

"The Nelson Algren I Knew," by Studs Terkel in The Chicago Tribune (May 13, 1981).
Oversize folder 4 .

"How I Bushwacked Nelson Algren" by J. Robert Nash in The Reader , vol. 11, #18
(February 12, 1982).
Oversize Box 4, folder 15 .

"North Light Stars Eva Marie Saint," by Jan Herman in The Chicago Sun-Times
(November 7, 1982).
Box 9, folder 42 .

"El Stop Isaiah," by Andrew Patner in Haymarket (June 1983).
Oversize Box 4, folder 16 .

"Algren in Exile," by Joe Pintauro in Chicago , vol. 37, #2 (February 1988).
Copy 1. Box 8, folder 17 .

"Algren in Exile," by Joe Pintauro in Chicago , vol. 37, #2 (February 1988).
Copy 2. Box 8, folder 18 .

"Nelson Algren: Le Grand Amour Buissonier de Simone de Beauvoir," by Jean-Pierre
Saccani in Le Figaro Litteraire (7 mai 1990).
Oversize folder 5 .

Clippings (photocopy reproduction). General. Box 9, folder 10 .

Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren’s move to New Jersey.
Box 9, folder 11 .

Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren Committee. Box 9, folder 13 .

For other interviews of Algren see NAC #C47, #C59, and #C81.

Correspondence

Letter from Algren to Harry Schwartz, dated 1939.
Describes a proposed visit from friends in Wisconsin. Manuscript Collection.
Ms 86.13.3
.

Letter from Algren to Harry Schwartz, dated May 31, 1956.
Discusses new novel, tells where an old copy of Somebody in Boots is, and gives
his new address in New York. Manuscript Collection. Ms 86.13.4a-b .

Postcard from Algren to Harry Schwartz, dated September 9, 1957.
Manuscript Collection. Ms 86.13.5 .

Letter, with envelope, from Algren to Harry Schwartz, dated November 30, 1958.
Algren hopes the books he sent will arrive and some talk about columnists.
Manuscript Collection. Ms 86.13.6a-b .

Christmas card from Algren to Harry Schwartz, dated [December 15, 1958].
Manuscript Collection. Ms 86.13.7a-b .

Letter, with envelope, from Algren to Judy Saylor, dated August 31, [1971].
Describes his life in Southern Illinois. Manuscript Collection. Ms 86.13.8a-b .

Letter, with envelope, from Algren to Judy Saylor, dated June 18, [1972].
Discusses classes taught in Boulder. Manuscript Collection. Ms 86.13.9a-b

Letter, with envelope, from Algren to Judy Saylor, dated [October 14, 1974].
Discusses classes taught in Gainsville. Manuscript Collection. Ms 86.13.10a-b .

Christmas Card signed by Nelson Algren, n.d.
Box 8, folder 19 .

"Nelson Algren Award" Materials

Publicity packet (invitations, press releases, proclamation, article) for the Nelson Algren Award, 1981.
Box 8, folder 20 .

"The World’s Greatest Fisherman," by Louise Erdich in Chicago , vol. 31, #10 (October
1982).
Nelson Algren Award Winner. Box 8, folder 21 .

Invitation - Nelson Algren Award, 1982.
Box 8, folder 22 .

Invitation - Nelson Algren Award, 1983.
Box 8, folder 23 .

Invitation - Nelson Algren Award, 1984.
Box 8, folder 24 .

Poster. The Nelson Algren Award. n.d.
Oversize Box 4, folder 17 .

Clippings (photocopy reproduction). Nelson Algren Awards.
Box 9, folder 12 .

See Also References

In addition to the materials held in the Nelson Algren Collection, the Special Collections Department also holds the following audio/visual materials related to Algren:

Videotape. Chicago: City on the Make . A musical adaptation of Nelson Algren’s work. Northlight Theatre Company, April 4, 1988. (30 minutes, color)
SEE: Chicago Theater Videotape Collection Videotape #3.3

Videotape. "Studs Terkel Reads Nelson Algren." March 21, 1988. (60 minutes,
color)
SEE: Chicago Theater Videotape Collection Videotape #3.2

Audiotapes. Nelson Algren Symposium, parts I-IV. February 20, 1988.
SEE: Audios and Cassettes of Programs and Lectures Microfilm Case

Audiotape. "Dark Came Early That Morning" by Nelson Algren.
SEE: Audios and Cassettes of Programs and Lectures Microfilm Case

Exhibition Files. "Writing in the First Person: Nelson Algren, 1909-1981." February
20-May 21, 1988. Includes information and records on Chicago Public Library
holdings of Nelson Algren materials, photographs (prints and negatives),
programming, publicity, and research on Algren’s life.
SEE: Special Collections Department Exhibition Files, Boxes 20-23.

Photographs

Publicity photograph. Nelson Algren, by Stephen Deutch.
Box 8, folder 25 .

Publicity photograph. Nelson Algren, by Stephen Deutch.
Box 8, folder 26 .

Publicity photograph. Nelson Algren, by Bob Mccullough.
Box 8, folder 27 .

Publicity photograph. Lee Freeman (endower of the Nelson Algren Award).
Box 8, folder 28 .

Production photograph. City on the Make , based on the works of Nelson Algren.
Northlight Theatre, September 19-October 28, 1984. Box 8, folder 29 .

Production photograph. City on the Make , based on the works of Nelson Algren.
Northlight Theatre, September 19-October 28, 1984. Box 8, folder 30 .

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