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Collection Inventory

Series I. Manuscripts and Related Materials, 1940-2005

Scope and Content Notes:

This series, which comprises the bulk of the collection, documents Petesch's writing process and the development of both her projects and her authorial identity. Documentation ranges from extensive research materials used for her novels and story collections, to the 1964 typescript of the first short story she ever published. There are also drafts and manuscripts from an abundance of unpublished works, including the three novels she wrote during the 1940s and 1950s.

The first three subseries are dedicated to her three most recently published story collections because the documentation surrounding these works, particularly the research and drafting processes, is particularly extensive. Works whose inception was less thoroughly documented are grouped into subseries of long-form works, i.e. novels and story collections, and shorter works such as stories and essays. These latter subseries are arranged alphabetically by work. In the case of longer short story collections, drafts and notes pertaining to constituent stories are grouped together alongside materials related to the work as a whole.

Materials likely to be found in all of these subseries include what Petesch referred to as "fowle papers"--groupings of miscellaneous notes, ideas, outlines, research materials, and fragmented drafts created in the early stages of authorship. More organized research materials, including notes, annotated photocopies of source materials, correspondence with other authors and research institutions, and maps and brochures from research trips are also present along with many typescript drafts and revision notes. It is possible that manuscript versions may be duplicated; Petesch described copies of her works variously as "perfect," "original," "complete," or "final," and only detailed comparison would reveal whether each copy is unique.

Subseries 1. The Confessions of Senora Francesca Navarro and Other Stories, 1995-2005


Box 1
Folder 1 Page Proofs and Copy Edited Manuscripts of Confessions (1/3)
Folder 2 Page Proofs and Copy Edited Manuscripts of Confessions (2/3)
Folder 3 Page Proofs and Copy Edited Manuscripts of Confessions (3/3)
Folder 4 Red-Lined Copy of Confessions as Sent to Nancy Basmajian (copy 1/2)
Folder 5 Red-Lined Copy of Confessions as sent to Nancy Basmajian (Copy 2/2)
Folder 6 Editing Notes and Correspondence with Nancy Basmajian of Swallow Press re: Confessions

Box 2
Folder 1 Author's Final Copy of The Confessions of Senora Francesca Navarro and Other Stories
Folder 2 Los Cien Ultimos Dias de la Republica by Jose Manuel Martinez Bande
Folder 3 The Passionate War by Peter Wyden
Folder 4 Prisoners of the Good Fight by Carl Geiser
Folder 5 They Shall Not Pass by Dolores Ibarruri
Folder 6 The Civil War in Spain by Raymond Carr

Box 3
Folder 1 Men in Battle by Alvah Bessie
Folder 2 Speeches and Articles by Dolores Ibarruri
Folder 3 The Spanish Civil War by David Mitchell
Folder 4 Clippings and Quotes on the Spanish Civil War, 1998-1999
Folder 5 New Mexico File, 1995
Folder 6 La Muerte de Esperanza by Eduardo de Guzman
Folder 7 Drafts and Notes for Acknowledgments/Dedication/Epigraph for Confessions
Folder 8 The Siege of the Alcazar by Cecil D. Eby (Notes)
Folder 9 The Siege of the Alcazar by Cecil D. Eby (Annotated Photocopies)

Box 4
Folder 1 First Draft of "This Passionate Sun"
Folder 2 Fowle Papers for "This Passionate Sun"
Folder 3 Notecards Used in Writing "Confessions"
Folder 4 Notecards Used in Writing "Timoteo"
Folder 5 Notecards re: Alcazor
Folder 6 Notecards for "This Passionate Sun" (1/2)
Folder 7 Notecards for "This Passionate Sun" (2/2)
Folder 8 Preparatory Notes for "This Passionate Sun"

Box 5
Folder 1 Fowle Papers for "Federico at the Clinico"
Folder 2 Typescript of "Timoteo"
Folder 3 "The Hand of St. Teresa"
Folder 4 "Federico at the Clinico" Extra Sheets/Copies
Folder 5 Archetype and Corrected Typescript of "The Hand of St. Teresa"
Folder 6 Xerox Copy of the Archetype of "Federico at the Clinico"
Folder 7 The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel, Written By Herself
Folder 8 5x8 Cards Used for "Teresa"
Folder 9 Original of "The Hand of St. Teresa"
Folder 10 Fowle Papers for "Teresa"
Folder 11 Fowle Papers for "Timoteo, the Derelicto"

Box 6
Folder 1 First Draft of "Confessions" (1/2)
Folder 2 First Draft of "Confessions" (2/2)
Folder 3 Scraps of Fowle Papers for "Confessions"
Folder 4 Fowle Papers for "The Diary of the Siege of the Alcazor"
Folder 5 Original Typescript of "Confessions"
Folder 6 Original Typescript of "Timoteo, the Derelicto"
Folder 7 Corrections to "Confessions"
Folder 8 "Federico" and "Timoteo" Returned from Gettysburg Review, 2004
Folder 9 Perfect Copies of "Federico"

Box 7
Folder 1 Perfect Copy of "Timoteo," 2003
Folder 2 Perfect Copy of "Teresa" as Submitted Anonymously to Contests
Folder 3 Material Deleted from "This Passionate Sun"
Folder 4 Perfect Photocopies of "Teresa" and "Federico" Addressed to The Gettysburg Review, 2004
Folder 5 Original Version of "This Passionate Sun"
Folder 6 Perfect Copy of "This Passionate Sun" (Long Version), 2003
Folder 7 Copy of "Timoteo, the Derelicto" as Appearing in The Chariton Review, 2005
Folder 8 Revised Version of "This Passionate Sun" with Final Publishable Copy
Folder 9 Typescript of Revisions to "This Passionate Sun"
Folder 10 Final As-Published Manuscript of The Confessions of Senora Francesca Navarro
Folder 11 Title Page and Acknolwedgments for This Passionate Sun as Prepared for Typist
Folder 12 Corrections to Typescript of "This Passionate Sun"
Folder 13 Perfect Copy of "The Hand of St. Teresa"
Folder 14 Complete Manuscript of "The Confessions of Senora Francesca Navarro" Before Cuts Made for Publication
Folder 15 Ideas, Titles, Epigraphs
Folder 16 La Perfecta Casada by Fray Luis de Leon

Box 8
Folder 1 Original Typescript of "The Confessions of Senora Francesca Navarro"
Folder 2 Espana Heroica by General Vincente Rojo
Folder 3 A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War by Gabriel Jackson
Folder 4 The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas (1/2)
Folder 5 The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas (2/2)
Folder 6 The Passionate War by Peter Wyden (Ideas, Titles, Epigraphs)
Folder 7 The Civil War in Spain by Raymond Carr (Ideas, Titles, Epigraphs)
Folder 8 La Muerte de la Esperanza by Eduardo de Guzman (Ideas, Titles, Epigraphs)
Folder 9 Photocopies from Rosenstone's Crusade of the Left
Folder 10 Men in Battle by Alvah Bessie (Ideas, Titles, Epigraphs)
Folder 11 Calendar of Events from Geiser, Bessie, Mattarranz
Folder 12 Behind the Spanish Mask by Lawrence Dundas
Folder 13 The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas (Ideas, Titles, Epigraphs)

Box 9
Folder 1 Prisoners of the Good Fight by Carl Geiser (Ideas, Epigraphs, Titles)
Folder 2 Original Typescript of "This Passionate Sun" (Photocopy)
Folder 3 Manuscrito de un Superviviente by Felipe Mattarrenz Gonzalez
Folder 4 Editing Questions for "Federico," 2002
Folder 5 Crusade of the Left by Robert Rosenstone
Folder 6 The Spanish Cockpit by Franz Borkenau (Ideas, Epigraphs, Titles)
Folder 7 The Spanish Civil War by David Mitchel (Ideas, Epigraphs, Titles)
Folder 8 Original Version of "This Passionate Sun"
Folder 9 Research Bibliography on the Spanish Civil War, 1998
Folder 10 Memo on the "Law of Responsibilities"
Folder 11 Chart of Possible Stories for Spain Collection
Folder 12 Maps of Spain
Folder 13 Names File
Folder 14 Acknowledgments/Epigraphs
Folder 15 List of Books Read for Confessions
Folder 16 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Notes from 1945 George Long Translation)
Folder 17 Bibliography of Books Already Read
Folder 18 Bibliography on the Spanish Civil War

Box 10
Folder 1 Bibliographic Material for Confessions
Folder 2 The Civil War in Alicante by Vincente Ramos
Folder 3 The Poems of St. John of the Cross, trans. William Barnstone
Folder 4 Place Names for Madrid
Folder 5 File of Books in Spanish on the Spanish Civil War
Folder 6 Maps of Cities in Spain (1/3)
Folder 7 Maps of Cities in Spain (2/3)
Folder 8 Maps of Cities in Spain (3/3)
Folder 9 Maps from Peter Wyden's The Passionate War
Folder 10 The Spanish Cockpit by Franz Borkenau
Folder 11 Possible Magazines for Fiction Submissions

Subseries 2. The Immigrant Train and Other Stories, 1970-1996


Box 11
Folder 1 Material from Ed Nizalowski, 1997
Folder 2 Poles in America by Paul Fox and Cambridge History of Russian Poland by Halek Zaretsky
Folder 3 Laughing in the Jungle by Lois Adamic
Folder 4 Destination America by Maldwyn Jones
Folder 5 Hungry Hearts by Anzia Yezierska
Folder 6 Waters Under the Earth by Martha Ostenso
Folder 7 A Nation of Nations, ed. Peter Marzio
Folder 8 American Mosaic by Joan Morrison and Charlotte Fox Zabusky
Folder 9 Letters from the Promised Land, ed. Harold Barton
Folder 10 Island of Hope, Island of Tears by David Brownstone, Douglass Brownstone, and Irene Franck
Folder 11 Material for Pittsburgh Stories
Folder 12 From Alien to Citizen by E.A. Steiner
Folder 13 Early Beginnings of Immigrant Project, 1990-1991
Folder 14 Material from the Immigration History Research Center, 1991-1992
Folder 15 Social Religion by Scott Nearing
Folder 16 Materials for Another Pittsburgh Story
Folder 17 American Immigrant Women by Cecyle Neidle
Folder 18 This Was America by Oscar Handlin
Folder 19 The Russian Immigrant by Jerome Davis
Folder 20 The Rebel Girl by Elizabeth Surley Flynn
Folder 21 Pittsburgh
Folder 22 After Bread by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Folder 23 The Peasants by Ladislas Reymont
Folder 24 A Footnote to Folly by Mary Heaton Vorst
Folder 25 The New Immigration by Peter Roberts
Folder 26 File for a Possible "Western" Story of Immigrants
Folder 27 Notes from WQED Program "The Polish Americans"
Folder 28 Child Labor in City Streets by Edward Clopper
Folder 29 Land of Their Choice by Theodore Blegen
Folder 30 Pictorial History of Immigration by Oscar Handlin
Folder 31 "Immigration to the Southern States" by Walter Fleming in Political Science Quarterly
Folder 32 The Old World in the New by Edward Alsworth Ross
Folder 33 America's Polish Heritage by Joseph Wytral
Folder 34 Barbarous Mexico by John Kenneth Turner
Folder 35 Strangers at the Door by Ann Novotny
Folder 36 In the Shadow of Liberty by Edward Corsi
Folder 37 The Great Coalfield War by George S. McGovern (used for "The Way We Lived Then")

Box 12
Folder 1 Intention/Notes for Immigrant Train
Folder 2 Gateway to Liberty by Mary Shapiro
Folder 3 Hamtramck Then and Now by Arthur Evans Wood
Folder 4 Old World Traits Transplanted by Robert Park & Herbert Miller and First Generation by June Namias
Folder 5 Plain Folk, ed. David Katzman and William Tuttle
Folder 6 The New Americans by Cecyle Neidle
Folder 7 Ellis Island File for Planned Novel on Petesch's Mother, 1989
Folder 8 The Polish Peasant in Europe and America by William Thomas and Florian Znanecki
Folder 9 Life Record of an Immigrant by William Thomas and Florian Znaniecki
Folder 10 Polish Names Collected for Immigrant Train (1/2)
Folder 11 Polish Names Collected for Immigrant Train (2/2)
Folder 12 Unused Dedication of Immigrant Train to Petesch's Mother
Folder 13 Bibliographies Collected for Immigrant Train
Folder 14 Maps and Photos for Immigrant Train
Folder 15 Calendar of Important Dates for Immigrant Train
Folder 16 On the Trail of the Immigrant by Edward Steiner
Folder 17 Spiral Notebook from Trip to Ellis Island, 1992
Folder 18 Notes and Clippings on Florida Migrant Workers, 1976
Folder 19 Clippings on Texas, 1970-1971
Folder 20 Notes on Fish, Birds, and Sea Shells for Immigrant Train

Box 13
Folder 1 Issues of Spectrum from the Immigration History Resource Center, 1975-1988
Folder 2 Maps and Brochures from Minneapolis and St. Paul, 1992
Folder 3 Materials Received from the Immigration History Resource Center, St. Paul, MN, 1992-1996
Folder 4 Various Communications from IHRC (Newsletters, etc.), 1991-1993
Folder 5 Flyers from IHRC
Folder 6 Path Breaking by Abigail Scott Dunaway
Folder 7 The Making of an American by Jacob Riis
Folder 8 The Passing of the Great Race by Madison Grant
Folder 9 Railroad Maps and Itineraries of Immigrants ca. 1900-1914
Folder 10 The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie
Folder 11 Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie, ed. Louise Whitfield Carnegie
Folder 12 Materials from the Immigration History Resource Center, 1992
Folder 13 Notes and Bibliography from the Immigration History Resource Center

Box 14
Folder 1 The Dangerous Classes of New York by Charles Loring Brace
Folder 2 The Destiny of Europe's Gypsies by Donald Kendrick and Gratta Paxon
Folder 3 The Gypsies in Poland: History and Customs by Jerzy Ficowski
Folder 4 Poles in America by Joseph Wytrwal
Folder 5 Women at Work: Autobiography of Mary Anderson
Folder 6 The Russian Peasant by Howard Kennard
Folder 7 They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups, ed. June Drenning Holmquist
Folder 8 Notes on Tenements in New York City
Folder 9 Notes on Polish Proverbs and Rituals, Especially at Easter
Folder 10 We Were There: The Story of Working Women in America by Barbara Meyer Wertheimer
Folder 11 Legacy of the Ludlow Massacre by H.M. Gitelman
Folder 12 The Lever of Riches: Farming Systems in Poland by Joel Mokyr
Folder 13 Andrew Carnegie's "The Gospel of Wealth" and Other Timely Essays by Edward C. Kirkland
Folder 14 Thomas and Znaniecki's The Polish Peasant (1/2)
Folder 15 Thomas and Znaniecki's The Polish Peasant (2/2)
Folder 16 The Life of Bees by Maurice Maeterlink
Folder 17 Bees: The Golden Legend by Edwin Way Teale
Folder 18 Phillips' Beekeeping
Folder 19 How to Keep Bees by Anna Comstock

Box 15
Folder 1 Suggested Artwork for Immigrant Train
Folder 2 Edited Page Proofs of Immigrant Train
Folder 3 "Cousin Ludwika"
Folder 4 "The Way We Lived Then"
Folder 5 "Czesio" Page Proofs
Folder 6 Dedication and Epigraph for Immigrant Train
Folder 7 "Stefan Zarenski"
Folder 8 "God's Place"
Folder 9 Complete Edited Version of Immigrant Train (1/2)
Folder 10 Complete Edited Version of Immigrant Train (2/2)
Folder 11 Photos and Maps Used for Immigrant Train
Folder 12 Clippings for Immigrant Train
Folder 13 Lists of Polish Names and Organizations
Folder 14 Material from the National Immigration Forum, 1995
Folder 15 Complete and Perfect Original Manuscript of Immigrant Train (1/2), 1995
Folder 16 Complete and Perfect Original Manuscript of Immigrant Train (2/2),
Folder 17 Notes for "The Orphan Train"

Box 16
Folder 1 Fowle Papers for "Cousin Ludwika," 1995
Folder 2 Handwritten Original of "Pawel"
Folder 3 Archetype of "Pawel Czamocki"/"Pawel in America"
Folder 4 Archetype of "Stasio" with Corrected Pages
Folder 5 Fowle Papers for "Sisters"/"Immigrant Train", 1995
Folder 6 Fowle Papers for "Pawel in America"
Folder 7 Archetype of "The Way We Lived Then"
Folder 8 Fowle Papers for "The Way We Lived Then," 1995
Folder 9 Fowle Papers for "Orphan Train"
Folder 10 Fowle Papers for "Witold Dobrzynski"/"God's Place"
Folder 11 Notes for "The Way We Lived Then"

Box 17
Folder 1 Fowle Papers for "Czesio," 1993
Folder 2 Fowle Papers for "Cirikwo: A Gypsy's Tale"
Folder 3 Archetype of "The Orphan Train"
Folder 4 Archetype and Corrected Typed Copy of "The Way We Lived Then"
Folder 5 Fowle Papers for "Newt Newsie/"Stasio"/"Immigrant Train"
Folder 6 Fowle Papers - Review of What We Save for Last by Corinne Bliss, 1992
Folder 7 Fowle Papers for "Stefan Zarenski"/"The Beekeeper," 1994
Folder 8 Final Revisions to Flowering Mimosa, 1986
Folder 9 Archetype of "Stefan Zarenski"/"The Beekeeper"
Folder 10 Archetype (copy) of "Stasio," 1993
Folder 11 Archetype of "Czesio: Lawrence, Mass. 1912"
Folder 12 Archetype of "God's Place"
Folder 13 Corrected Final Copy of "Cousin Ludwika"
Folder 14 Archetype of "Cousin Ludwika"
Folder 15 Archetype of "Cirikwo: A Gypsy's Tale"
Folder 16 "Cirikwo: A Gypsy's Tale"
Folder 17 Notes on "Pawel" for Train

Subseries 3. Justina of Andalusia and Other Stories, 1986-1990


Box 18
Folder 1 Various Drafts of "At Alberto's Bar"
Folder 2 Copies of "Flowers for Emilio"
Folder 3 "The Divine Michaelangelo"
Folder 4 "Another Eden"
Folder 5 "Original II" of Justina of Andalusia (reference copy), 1989
Folder 6 Page-Proofed Manuscript of Justina of Andalusia, 1989
Folder 7 "Manolo's Secret" as Appearing in New Letters with Notes
Folder 8 "Senor Coloma's Class"
Folder 9 Outline of Another Eden
Folder 10 "The Future of Ramiro Caballero"
Folder 11 "Traveling with Felipe"
Folder 12 Acknowledgments for Justina
Folder 13 Revised Version of Justina, 1989
Folder 14 "Dionisio's Restaurant"

Box 19
Folder 1 Galleys for Justina
Folder 2 Short Version of "Lucky Manolo"
Folder 3 Original Long Version of "Lucky Manolo"
Folder 4 "Opening Day"
Folder 5 Copy Edited Version of Justina of Andalusia, 1990
Folder 6 Maps of Monterrey
Folder 7 Clippings on Mexico and AIDS, c. 1986
Folder 8 Original Typescript of Another Eden Before it Became Justina

Box 20
Folder 1 Letters re: Justina in Contests, 1989
Folder 2 Copy of Another Eden as Rejected by an Agent (1/2)
Folder 3 Copy of Another Eden as Rejected by an Agent (2/2)

Subseries 4. Various Long-Form Works, 1946-1990

Folder 4 Dissertation Abstract, 1962
Folder 5 Dissertation Archetype (1/2), 1962
Folder 6 Dissertation Archetype (2/2), 1962
Folder 7 Chapter Omitted from Dissertation

Box 21
Folder 1 Ceremony of Innocence: A Study of Narrative Techniques in Henry James (Doctoral Dissertation - Undated Draft with Notes), Part I, Chapters I-V
Folder 2 Ceremony of Innocence: A Study of Narrative Techniques in Henry James (Doctoral Dissertation - Undated Draft with Notes), Part II, Chapters VI-X
Folder 3 Ceremony of Innocence: A Study of Narrative Techniques in Henry James (Doctoral Dissertation - Final Copy), Part I, Chapters I-VI, June 1962
Folder 4 Ceremony of Innocence: A Study of Narrative Techniques in Henry James (Doctoral Dissertation - Final Copy), Part II, Chapters VII-X, June 1962

Box 22
Folder 1 After the First Death There Is No Other (1/3)
Folder 2 After the First Death There Is No Other (2/3)
Folder 3 After the First Death There Is No Other (3/3)
Folder 4 "The Girl Who Was Afraid of Snow"
Folder 5 Galley Proofs of Duncan's Colony (1/3), 1981
Folder 6 Galley Proofs of Duncan's Colony (2/3), 1981
Folder 7 Galley Proofs of Duncan's Colony (3/3), 1981

Box 23
Folder 1 Source Material from Carlos Wilson Used for "Carillo" Section of Duncan's Colony, 1974-1975
Folder 2 The Eringtons: A Novel of Three Sisters (a.k.a. The Soul Divided) (1/4), 1948-1950
Folder 3 The Eringtons: A Novel of Three Sisters (a.k.a. The Soul Divided) (2/4), 1948-1950
Folder 4 The Eringtons: A Novel of Three Sisters (a.k.a. The Soul Divided) (3/4), 1948-1950
Folder 5 The Eringtons: A Novel of Three Sisters (a.k.a. The Soul Divided) (4/4), 1948-1950
Folder 6 Notes for The Eringtons/ Souls Divided, 1948
Folder 7 Flesh of My Flesh (1/2), ca. 1950

Box 24
Folder 1 Flesh of My Flesh (2/2), ca. 1950
Folder 2 Flowering Mimosa Original (1/3)
Folder 3 Flowering Mimosa Original (2/3)
Folder 4 Flowering Mimosa Original (3/3)
Folder 5 Maps and Photos from Idaho
Folder 6 Clippings for Flowering Mimosa, 1982-1984
Folder 7 Research Materials for Flowering Mimosa
Folder 8 Very First Rough Draft of "Julia" Section (pp.88-169)
Folder 9 Final Chapter (approx. pp. 308-330)
Folder 10 Notes on Research Sources for Flowering Mimosa

Box 25
Folder 1 Spiral Notebooks re: Flowering Mimosa, 1982
Folder 2 Idaho Notes for "Pillars of Ore"
Folder 3 Miscellaneous Research Material for Flowering Mimosa
Folder 4 Idaho
Folder 5 A Few Bizarre Articles on Idaho
Folder 6 Bunker Hill Materials
Folder 7 Some Idaho Biblio
Folder 8 Complete Original Manuscript of Going Into the War (1/3)

Box 26
Folder 1 Complete Original Manuscript of Going Into the War (2/3)
Folder 2 Complete Original Manuscript of Going Into the War (3/3)
Folder 3 Selections from Going Into the War Published in Anthologies
Folder 4 Complete Manuscript of Going Into the War (1/2)
Folder 5 Complete Manuscript of Going Into the War (2/2)
Folder 6 Unexpurgated Copy of The Grievance Adjustor
Folder 7 Xerox of "The Vita-Brothel," Chapter Removed from The Grievance Adjustor, 1973-1974
Folder 8 Contract for French Translation of Grievance Adjustor, 1979
Folder 9 Copy of The Grievance Adjustor as Sent to Spain for Translation (1/2), 1990

Box 27
Folder 1 Copy of The Grievance Adjustor as Sent to Spain for Translation (2/2), 1990
Folder 2 The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich Galley Sheets and Corrections (1/2), 1979
Folder 3 The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich Galley Sheets and Corrections (2/2), 1979
Folder 4 Outline for The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich, 1972-1973
Folder 5 Original Long Version of The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K/ Seasons Such as These (1/5), 1967
Folder 6 Original Long Version of The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K/ Seasons Such as These (2/5), 1967
Folder 7 Original Long Version of The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K/ Seasons Such as These (3/5), 1967
Folder 8 Original Long Version of The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K/ Seasons Such as These (4/5), 1967

Box 28
Folder 1 Original Long Version of The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K/ Seasons Such as These (5/5), 1967
Folder 2 Perfect Original Copy of The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K (1/2), 1971-1972
Folder 3 Perfect Original Copy of The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K (2/2), 1971-1972
Folder 4 Material from Mississippi for Seasons Such as These
Folder 5 Outline of Seasons Such as These, 1967
Folder 6 List of Letters of Inquiry Sent re: Seasons Such as These, ca. 1967
Folder 7 Original Copy of Tree Without Wings (1/2), 1946
Folder 8 Original Copy of Tree Without Wings (2/2), 1946
Folder 9 Revisions to Tree Without Wings (1/2), 1946

Box 29
Folder 1 Revisions to Tree Without Wings (2/2), 1946
Folder 2 Corrected Galley Proofs of Wild With All Regret
Folder 3 Galleys of Wild With All Regret
Folder 4 "The Street," "Benito in Love," and "Through a Glass, Darkly"
Folder 5 "Benito in Love"
Folder 6 "Cheaper Potatoes"
Folder 7 "Heroes"
Folder 8 Notes and Revisions for "I, Constanza"
Folder 9 "I, Constanza," 1980
Folder 10 "I, Constanza"
Folder 11 "The Life and Letters of Hannah Gordon"
Folder 12 "A Man Called Manuel"
Folder 13 "A Man Called Manuel" as Accepted by Crazyhorse, 1984
Folder 14 "Through a Glass, Darkly"
Folder 15 "Through a Glass, Darkly"
Folder 16 "Zhenia and the Wicked One"
Folder 17 "Zhenia and the Wicked One"

Box 30
Folder 1 Writ in Remembrance (1/3), 1952-1958
Folder 2 Writ in Remembrance (2/3), 1952-1958
Folder 3 Writ in Remembrance (3/3), 1952-1958
Folder 4 Complete Manuscript of Writ in Remembrance (1/3), 1952-1958
Folder 5 Complete Manuscript of Writ in Remembrance (2/3), 1952-1958
Folder 6 Complete Manuscript of Writ in Remembrance (3/3), 1952-1958
Folder 7 Short Story Excerpted from Writ in Remembrance, 1957

Subseries 5. Various Short Works, 1940-1998


Box 31
Folder 1 "The Anesthetist"
Folder 2 "Alaric and I," 1967
Folder 3 "All Texans are Seven Feet Tall with Some Exceptions," 1965
Folder 4 "Anything New Under the Sun?"
Folder 5 "The Assassins"
Folder 6 "Be Not Forgetful of Strangers," 1976
Folder 7 "The Boy," ca. 1985
Folder 8 "By the Sweat of Your Brow"
Folder 9 "The Catechumen," ca. 1948
Folder 10 "Corinna," 1967
Folder 11 "Dancing"
Folder 12 "Dancing" as Appearing in New Letters
Folder 13 "Doing It Like Velasquez"
Folder 14 "The Emporers of Ice Cream"
Folder 15 "Ericka"
Folder 16 "The Exile"
Folder 17 "The Exile" (offprint)
Folder 18 "A Few Words About Texas" for South Dakota Review, 1975
Folder 19 "Filled With Eternity," 1949-1950
Folder 20 "The Glassmakers"
Folder 21 "The Glassmakers"
Folder 22 "A Golem's Tale: How Shari Goldman and I Brought Joy to the World"
Folder 23 "The Great Michael Macauley," 1949-1950
Folder 24 "A Greeting Card for Immigrants," ca. 1998
Folder 25 "How I Lost the War in Texas," ca. 1965
Folder 26 "In America Begin Responsibilities"
Folder 27 "Jessup County Justice," 1948-1950
Folder 28 "A Journal for the New Year"
Folder 29 "Joy to the World," Published as "A Golem's Tale," 1975
Folder 30 "The Laugh," ca. 1980s

Box 32
Folder 1 "The Laughter of Hastings Street: An Autobiographical Memoir" from the Gale Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series
Folder 2 "The Laughter of Hastings Street," 1990
Folder 3 "Learning to Breathe in the Age of Aquarius"
Folder 4 "Losses"
Folder 5 "Losses"
Folder 6 "Love," 1983
Folder 7 "A Love Letter to Peter Dalosso"
Folder 8 "Lovers' Reunions in the Year 2000"
Folder 9 "Lunching with Tenney"
Folder 10 "Main Street Morning"
Folder 11 "Main Street Morning" (offprint), 1978
Folder 12 "Malini's Bride"
Folder 13 Clippings that Inspired "Malini's Bride," 1991-1992
Folder 14 Fowle Papers for "Malini's Bride," 1992
Folder 15 "A Man of Intellect," 1949-1950
Folder 16 Short Version of "A Manual for the Corridors" as Returned from Indiana Review Contest
Folder 17 Editorial Notes on "A Manual for the Corridors" from David Bourne of Artful Dodge, 1997
Folder 18 Long Version of "A Manual for the Corridors"
Folder 19 Handwritten Manuscript of "A Manual for the Corridors"
Folder 20 Revisions to "A Manual for the Corridors" for NEA Grant Application, 1992
Folder 21 Fowle Papers for "A Manual for the Corridors," 1992
Folder 22 "Minerva at the Peace Corps," 1963-1966

Box 33
Folder 1 "My Future"
Folder 2 "The Myth of the Monster Mother-in-Law," Excerpted from Going Into the War
Folder 3 "The Nightingale," 1948-1949
Folder 4 "No Such Thing as Death"
Folder 5 "No Such Thing as Death"
Folder 6 "Of Love and Art: A Tale of Paradoxes," 1991
Folder 7 "The Parrot," ca. 1966
Folder 8 "The Parting," 1948
Folder 9 "Pillars of Love," 1985
Folder 10 "The Poet and the Penny," 1947-1948
Folder 11 "A Race Riot Recollected in Tranquility"
Folder 12 "Running" ("Short-Story" Story), 1982
Folder 13 "Shopping," 1978
Folder 14 "Socking It Away"
Folder 15 "The Street"
Folder 16 "Sunday Evening"
Folder 17 "Thomas"
Folder 18 "The Truth" in The University Review 31.4, June 1965
Folder 19 "The Truth," 1964
Folder 20 "Up-Tight With Swami Ramananda," 1960s
Folder 21 "Who Am I To Speak?," 1997
Folder 22 "A Woman with a Soul," 1953
Folder 23 "A Writer in the Mechanical Age," 1946-1947
Folder 24 Pennsylvania Stories Submitted for an Anthology, 1984
Folder 25 College Literary Magazines Containing Published Poems, 1954-1955

Box 34
Folder 1 Poems Written in High School and College, 1940-1956
Folder 2 Extra Copies of Stories Appearing in Various Collections (1/2)
Folder 3 Extra Copies of Stories Appearing in Various Collections (2/2)

Series II. Notebooks, 1964-1986

Scope and Content Notes:

The notebooks in this series are mostly spiral-bound stenographic notebooks that Petesch used for a variety of purposes throughout her writing life. Many are numbered, and it appears that she carried these in her daily life to write down miscellaneous thoughts and inspirations. Though the sequencing is inconsistent, an effort has been made to arrange these notebooks in chronological order. Petesch dedicated other volumes to brainstorming or research for a particular project, or brought them on trips to record her observations. Many of the notebooks served a dual function as scrapbooks, where Petesch curated newspaper clippings relevant to a topic or time in her life. In these materials researchers can expect to find a unique snapshot of the author's mind at work as she moved through the world with the eyes of a writer.

Folder 4 Notebook #15
Folder 5 Notebook for The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K
Folder 6 Notebook on Florida Flora and Fauna
Folder 7 Notebook #7, Alabama
Folder 8 Notebook #8, The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich
Folder 9 Notebook on Women for The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich
Folder 10 Notes for The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich
Folder 11 Notebooks #1-3, 1964

Box 35
Folder 1 Notebook #4, 1965
Folder 2 Notebook #6, Clippings on Alabama and Texas, 1966
Folder 3 Notebooks #4-5, 1966-1967
Folder 4 Notebooks #6-7, 1967-1969
Folder 5 Notebook #8, 1970
Folder 6 Notebook from Baltimore, 1973
Folder 7 Notebook for The Grievance Adjustor, 1973
Folder 8 Notebook #9, 1974-1975
Folder 9 Notebook #10, 1975-1976

Box 36
Folder 1 Notebook, 1976
Folder 2 Spanish Notebook, 1976-1977
Folder 3 Spanish Notebooks, 1977
Folder 4 Spanish Notebook #14, 1977
Folder 5 Notebook, 1977
Folder 6 Notebook #15, 1977
Folder 7 Notebook, 1978
Folder 8 Notebook, 1978
Folder 9 Notebook #13, 1978-1979
Folder 10 Notebook, 1979
Folder 11 Notebook #14, 1979

Box 37
Folder 1 French Notebook, 1979-1980
Folder 2 Notebook #16, Going Into the War, 1980
Folder 3 Notebook #17, 1980
Folder 4 Notebook, 1980-1981
Folder 5 Spanish Vocabulary, 1980-1981
Folder 6 Notebook, 1981
Folder 7 Spanish Notebook, 1981
Folder 8 Notebook, 1982

Box 38
Folder 1 Notebook, Before and After Spain, 1983
Folder 2 Notebook, 1983-1984
Folder 3 Notebook on George Meredith's Letters, 1984
Folder 4 Notebook, 1984
Folder 5 Notebook, 1984-1985
Folder 6 Spanish Vocabulary, 1984-1985
Folder 7 Notebook, 1985-1986
Folder 8 Notebook from Monterrey, 1986
Folder 9 Spain, 1986

Box 39
Folder 1 Notebook from Monterrey, Mexico, 1987
Folder 2 Final Pages of Duncan's Colony (Xeroxed Clippings)
Folder 3 Brochure from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, 1962-1963
Folder 4 Notebook Documenting Publication Efforts for Short Stories and Novels

Series III. Correspondence, 1947-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

Petesch corresponded with a wide variety of friends and family, as well as publishers, agents, and fellow authors, especially from the 1970s through the 1990s when her career was at its most prolific. The items in this series mainly consist of copies of Petesch's outgoing letters, which she retained for her files. Of particular note is her extensive correspondence with her daughter, Rachel Maines, beginning around the time of her divorce in 1960 and continuing up until the donation of the collection in 2006. Petesch also correspondend significantly with friend and author David Ray.

Upon the donation of the collection, much of the correspondence, particularly with friends and family, was in miscellaneous files with approximate and overlapping date ranges; due to the volume of these materials, this arrangement has been maintained. Correspondence that was significant enough for Petesch to designate by specific correspondent in her files appears in Subseries 1. and 2., arranged alphabetically where possible. The more miscellaneous materials appear in Subseries 3. Miscellaneous and Subject-Based Correspondence.

Subseries 1. Individual Correspondents, 1962-2006

Folder 5 Ayala, Juan, 1981
Folder 6 Barnes, Jane, 1977-1979
Folder 7 Barnes, Jim ( Chariton Review), 1985-2004
Folder 8 Berjeron, Aline, 1962-1968
Folder 9 Berroa, Rei and Sarah, 1981-1989
Folder 10 Bethel, Gar, 1994-2005
Folder 11 Bliss Corinne, 1978-1991
Folder 12 Bonnetti, Kay (American Audio Library), 1982-1983
Folder 13 Bruchac, Joe and Carol ( Greenfield Review), 1980-1985
Folder 14 Brutus, Dennis (University of Pittsburgh), 1989-1990
Folder 15 Bukoski, Anthony ("Tony"), 1997-2006
Folder 16 Carnahan, Peter (Pennsylvania Council for the Arts), 1979-1992
Folder 17 Clifton, Merritt, 1979-1980
Folder 18 Cohen, Lynne, 1980-1981
Folder 19 Colter, Cyrus, 1978
Folder 20 Correnti, Frank ( Pittsburgh Quarterly), 1997-1998
Folder 21 Cunningham, Michael, 1978
Folder 22 Dahm, Eva, 1978
Folder 23 Daire-Reber, Ginger (United Sisters), 1978-1979
Folder 24 DeStefano, Chris, 1981
Folder 25 Driskell, Leon and Sue, 1976-1985
Folder 26 Dove, Rita and Fred, 1980-2000
Folder 27 Fabre, Michel, 1980-1983
Folder 28 Fenton, Lu, 1980-1982
Folder 29 Ferrarelli, Rina, 1999-2005
Folder 30 Fox, Bob (Carpenter Press, Ohio University Press), 1980-1981
Folder 31 Gass, William, 1976
Folder 32 Gilbert, Richard (Ohio University Press), 2004
Folder 33 Groffsky, Maxine (Literary Agent), 1979
Folder 34 Gutkind, Lee ( Creative Nonfiction), 1997-1999
Folder 35 Guy, Bill, 2005

Box 40
Folder 1 Healy, Lisa (Doubleday), 1979
Folder 2 Helfand, Mike and Janet, 1981
Folder 3 Johanos, Eve, 1978
Folder 4 Klein, Jeffrey ( New Dimensions), 1975
Folder 5 Kozer, Jose, 1990
Folder 6 Lammon, Martin ("Marty"), 1980-1981
Folder 7 Lieberman, Larry, 1980
Folder 8 Lindberg, Stanley (Georgia Review), 1979-1980
Folder 9 Lusk, Daniel (National Public Radio), 1979-1980
Folder 10 Macaya, Isabel Diaz (1/2), 2000-2006
Folder 11 Macaya, Isabel Diaz (2/2), 2000-2006
Folder 12 Photos and Negatives from Trip to San Carlos Hospital Clinicio with Isabel Diaz Macaya, 2000
Folder 13 Photos of Bombed Hospital During Spanish Civil War Sent by Isabel Diaz Macaya
Folder 14 Maines, Rachel (Daughter), 1960-1969
Folder 15 Maines, Rachel (Daughter), 1970-1986
Folder 16 Maines, Rachel (Daughter), 1987-1999

Box 41
Folder 1 Maines, Rachel (Daughter), 2000-2006
Folder 2 Miner, Virginia, 1979
Folder 3 Morrison, Toni, 1983
Folder 4 Morrow, Daniel (HEART Magazine), 1997
Folder 5 Munetic, Ann, 1979-1981
Folder 6 Naslund, Sena, 1975-1976
Folder 7 Nordan, Lewis ("Buddy"), 1997-2005
Folder 8 Oates, Joyce Carol, 1974
Folder 9 Osborne, Carolyn, 1978
Folder 10 Petesch, Don, 1960s
Folder 11 Petrosky, Patti (Slow Loris Press), 1979-1980
Folder 12 Pride, Anne (Motheroot Press), 1979-1985
Folder 13 Proffer, Ellendea (ARDIS Publishers), 1976
Folder 14 Rawson, Chris, 1994-1996
Folder 15 Ray, David, 1978-2005
Folder 16 The Old Klansman and Other Stories by David Ray, 1991
Folder 17 Robinson, Ardelle, 1998-2001
Folder 18 Rohrberger, Mary, 1998
Folder 19 Romero, Armando, 1992-2000
Folder 20 Sanders, David (Ohio University Press), 2003-2005
Folder 21 Sarabia, Louis (New Mexico State), 1981
Folder 22 Schmitt Family, 1986
Folder 23 Schneider, Harold and Mary (Kansas Quarterly), 1978-1979
Folder 24 Schweitzer, Patricia, 1978-1979
Folder 25 Serrano, Paco and Marta, 1981
Folder 26 Shea, Suzanne Strempek, 1997-1998
Folder 27 Shelnutt, Eve (Ohio University), 1990
Folder 28 Solotaroff, Theodore (Bantam Books), 1978-1980
Folder 29 Starkmen, Elaine (Sheer Press), 1980-1981
Folder 30 Stern, Jerry, 1992-2002
Folder 31 Sukiennik, Adelaide (Hillman Library), 1994
Folder 32 Taylor, Joe, 1985-2002

Box 42
Folder 1 Villareal, Minerva and Jose, 1987-1992
Folder 2 Walker, Alice, 1981
Folder 3 Weizenbaum, Nan, 1992
Folder 4 Wendell, Julia (Galileo Press), 1984
Folder 5 Wentworth, Richard (University of Illinois Press), 1975-1976
Folder 6 West, Joan and Dennis, 1983
Folder 7 West, Paul, 1981-1983
Folder 8 Wilson, Carlos, 1977
Folder 9 Wright, Nancy (Westminster Writers' Conference), 1989-1990
Folder 10 Yacovone, Mark (WQED), 1984
Folder 11 Yamal, Ricardo and Gloria, 1981-1994
Folder 12 Zimmer, Paul (Iowa Press), 1978-1994
Folder 13 Zucker, Jack and Helen ( The Bridge), 1993-1995

Subseries 2. Corporate Correspondents, 1979-2000

Folder 14 Immigration History Research Center, 1992-1997
Folder 15 Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1993
Folder 16 University of Idaho, 1980-1982
Folder 17 Ohio University Press/Swallow Press, 1979-1987
Folder 18 Ohio University Press, 1995-1999
Folder 19 South End Press, 1993
Folder 20 WBEZ Stories on Stage, 1999-2000

Subseries 3. Subject-Based and Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1947-2005

Folder 21 Miscellaneous Correspondence (1/2), 1977-1991
Folder 22 Miscellaneous Correspondence (2/2), 1977-1991
Folder 23 Letters to Various Authors, 1975-1976
Folder 24 Correspondence re: Early Unpublished Novels, 1947-1957
Folder 25 Letters from Spain, 1985-1986
Folder 26 Various Attempts to Publish Short Story Collections, 1970s

Box 43
Folder 1 Letters from Spain and Mexico, 1986-1987
Folder 2 Correspondence with Various Authors and Editors, 1992-2005
Folder 3 Letters of Thanks to Writers and Publishers, 1996-1998
Folder 4 Correspondence re: Translating Immigrant Train Into Polish
Folder 5 Thank You Notes for Reviewers, 1974-1979
Folder 6 Correspondence with Agents and Publishers, 1969-1973
Folder 7 To Friends and Family from Gainesville, Florida, 1968-1970
Folder 8 Friends and Family, 1964-1967
Folder 9 Friends and Relatives, 1959-1967
Folder 10 Friends and Relatives, 1970-1971
Folder 11 Correspondence with Publishers (1/3), 1971-1972
Folder 12 Correspondence with Publishers (2/3), 1971-1972

Box 44
Folder 1 Correspondence with Publishers (3/3), 1971-1972
Folder 2 Correspondence with Friends and Relatives, 1976-1977
Folder 3 Correspondence with Friends and Relatives, 1971-1973
Folder 4 Correspondence with Publishers (1/3), 1971-1976
Folder 5 Correspondence with Publishers (2/3), 1971-1976
Folder 6 Correspondence with Publishers (3/3), 1971-1976

Series IV. Publicity, Grant and Employment Applications, 1950-1999

Scope and Content Notes:

The material in this series documents many aspects of Petesch's public life as an author. This includes media coverage of her work; documentation from public events and organizations in which she participated; interactions with agents and publishers, including correspondence and promotional materials prepared for her publications; grants and scholarships for which she applied; and honors she received throughout her writing career. Of particular note are the materials relating to the University of Iowa Short Fiction Award she received in 1974 and the numerous press clippings and interviews done for Pittsburgh media outlets, especially WQED public radio. Document types include clippings, correspondence, notes, published promotional material, text of lectures and speeches, and application material for grants and awards.

The internal arrangement of this series remains largely unchanged from the time of donation. It therefore reflects Petesch's own, somewhat miscellaneous filing system. Confidental letters of recommendation and application materials bearing social security numbers have been removed due to privacy concerns. Audio recordings of readings and appearances by Petesch can be found in Series VII. Multimedia.


Box 45
Folder 1 Letters Written to Promote Kalokovich Novels, 1971-1973
Folder 2 Lists and Directories of Individuals and Organizations Contacted to Promote The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich, ca. 1972
Folder 3 Clippings on Alabama, 1963
Folder 4 Rejection Slips (1/2), 1957-1972
Folder 5 Rejection Slips (2/2), 1957-1972
Folder 6 Rejection Letters, Especially for Katinou Kalokovich, 1968-1973
Folder 7 Xerox of "The Bathouse and Leprosarium"
Folder 8 Bibliographic Sketches for Publishing Occasions, 1977-1990
Folder 9 Application for Texas Institute of Letters Award, 1990
Folder 10 Long Review of Immigrant Train by Anthony Bukoski in GP Light, 1998
Folder 11 Review of Immigrant Train in The Bridge 7.1, 1998
Folder 12 Reviews of Immigrant Train, 1996-1997
Folder 13 Reviews of Flowering Mimosa, 1986-1987
Folder 14 Reviews of Wild With All Regret, 1986
Folder 15 Review of Duncan's Colony and Soul Clap Its Hands and Sing in New Letters 50.1, 1983
Folder 16 Reviews of Flowering Mimosa and Wild With All Regret from In Pittsburgh, 1987
Folder 17 Review of Wild With All Regret in The Balcones Review, Fall 1987
Folder 18 Reviews of Duncan's Colony, 1982
Folder 19 Statement on the Fiction Awards, Kansas Quarterly, 1981-1982
Folder 20 Pennsylvania Writers' Catalog, 1984-1985
Folder 21 Advertisements for Readings Available on Cassette
Folder 22 Lists of Stories for Contest Submission
Folder 23 Honorific Letters and Clippings, 1973-1991
Folder 24 Notes Prepared for WQED Interview and Reading of "The Man with the Pinto Bean Hair," 1984

Box 46
Folder 1 Interview in Women and Literature, ca. 1979
Folder 2 Interview with W.D. Ehrhart
Folder 3 Interview for Margins, 1977
Folder 4 Advertising Art for The Last Chronicle of Eden, ca. 1981
Folder 5 Blurbs for The Last Chronicle of Eden/ Duncan's Colony
Folder 6 Reviews of The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich, 1974-1981
Folder 7 Reviews of After the First Death There Is No Other
Folder 8 Various Reviews and Interviews
Folder 9 Review of Katinou Kalokovich in Samisdat 23.4, March 1980
Folder 10 Interview with Abby Mendelson on Flowering Mimosa, 1986
Folder 11 Talk for Pennsylvania Librarians, 1983
Folder 12 Swedish Translation Request for Duncan's Colony, 1981
Folder 13 Iowa Award Acceptance Speech, 1974
Folder 14 Correspondence Upon Winning the Iowa Award, 1974
Folder 15 Material Prepared for Radio Interviews, 1979-1984
Folder 16 Reviews of Soul Clap Its Hands and Sing, ca. 1982
Folder 17 Outline and Summary of Going Into the War for Scholarship Application, ca. 1980
Folder 18 Reviews of Duncan's Colony and Wild With All Regret, 1981-1986
Folder 19 Reviews of Katinou Kalokovich, 1972-1975
Folder 20 Pennsylvania Writers Collection Catalog, 1986
Folder 21 Pamphlet on WQED "Pennsylvania Fiction Writers" Series, 1984
Folder 22 Notes for WQED Reading and Interview, November 20, 1984
Folder 23 Review of Immigrant Train by Anthony Bukoski in Polish American Studies, 1998
Folder 24 Blurbs and Reviews for Various Publications, ca. 1974-1976
Folder 25 Copies of Excerpts from Going Into the War
Folder 26 "Waiting" from Going Into the War, 1981
Folder 27 "The Myth of the Monster Mother-in-Law" from Going Into the War
Folder 28 Revisions for Going Into the War
Folder 29 Notes on Iwo Jima for Going Into the War

Box 47
Folder 1 Ohio University Press Catalogs Advertising Justina of Andalusia, 1990-1991
Folder 2 Listing of Justina of Andalusia in the Pennsylvania Center for the Book Catalog, 1990
Folder 3 Flyers and Author's Marketing Questionaire from the University of Iowa for After the First Death There Is No Other, 1974
Folder 4 Book Jacket for Two Novels
Folder 5 "Ramon El Conejo" Prepared for University of Iowa Competition, 1974
Folder 6 Illustrations for The Grievance Adjustor
Folder 7 Catalog Entry Information for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1983
Folder 8 Listing of The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich by the Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages, 1973
Folder 9 Interview in Pennsylvania NOW 2.12, 1975
Folder 10 Letter from ANON. re: Printing Excerpt of Katinou Kalokovich, 1972
Folder 11 Announcement of Iowa Award in NOW Oakland News 1.2, 1974
Folder 12 Interview by Patricia Ford in The Pittsburgh Press, 1974
Folder 13 Various Publicity Materials (Ads and Reviews), 1974-1997
Folder 14 Announcement of Iowa Award in Pennsylvania NOW 2.4, 1974
Folder 15 Advertisement for Katinou Kalokovich in United Sisters Magazine 2.3
Folder 16 Review of Katinou Kalokovich in Spokeswoman Review 5.7, 1974
Folder 17 Rejection of Katinou Kalokovich from Pyramid Publications, 1972
Folder 18 Clippings re: Iowa Award, 1974
Folder 19 Iowa Award Rejection, 1973
Folder 20 Cover Mock-Up for After the First Death There Is No Other
Folder 21 Brief Reviews in Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, 1974
Folder 22 Review of Jim Barnes' On Native Ground in Heart Quarterly, 1997
Folder 23 "A Greeting Card for Immigrants" for New York Times Op-Ed, 1996-1997
Folder 24 "Who Am I To Speak?" (Creative Nonfiction Award Winner) with Corrections, 1999
Folder 25 Interview with W.D. Ehrhart in The Greenfield Review 10.1/2, 1982
Folder 26 Reviews of Katinou Kalokovich and After the First Death There Is No Other, 1974
Folder 27 Judging Notes from New Letters Contest, 1991
Folder 28 National Library Week Readings, 1990
Folder 29 Material from the Fifth International Conference on the Short Story in English, New Orleans, 1998
Folder 30 Anthony Bukoski's Review of Immigrant Train in Polish American Review, 1998
Folder 31 Paper by Anthony Bukoski on Immigrant Train, 1998
Folder 32 Radio Play Adaptation of "I, Constanza"
Folder 33 Flyers for Justina of Andalusia from Swallow Press, 1990
Folder 34 Material Prepared for Presentation on "The Perfect Short Story," Westminster Writers' Conference, 1990
Folder 35 "The Laughter of Hastings Street" Annotated for Oral Presentation, 1990
Folder 36 "The Man With the Pinto Bean Hair" Annotated for Oral Presentation, 1990
Folder 37 Correspondence with Various Agents, 1981
Folder 38 Clipping with Photo re: Iowa Award, 1974
Folder 39 Copyright for Flowering Mimosa, 1983-1986
Folder 40 Copyright for Katinou Kalokovich, 1974
Folder 41 Ohio University Press Contract for Justina of Andalusia, 1989
Folder 42 Possible Awards for Immigrant Train
Folder 43 Submission of Immigrant Train for National Book Award, 1996
Folder 44 Ohio University Press Contract for Immigrant Train, 1995
Folder 45 Author's Questionnaire for Ohio University Press re: Immigrant Train
Folder 46 Introduction to Reading of "Ellie Blume," 1990
Folder 47 Flyer for Reading at Lion Walk Performing Arts Center
Folder 48 Announcement of Reading at Carnegie Library of Squirrel Hill, 1978
Folder 49 Central Pennsylvania Writers' Guild Conference, 1981
Folder 50 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Writers' Roster Information, 1982
Folder 51 Thank You Letter for Reading at Carnegie Library of Squirrel Hill, 1984

Box 48
Folder 1 Correspondence on Forthcoming Publication of The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich
Folder 2 Review of The Tupamaros by Major Carlos Wilson, ca. 1980s
Folder 3 Invitation to Reading Sponsored by New Letters
Folder 4 Permission to Reprint Stories in Justina of Andalusia
Folder 5 Rejection Slips for The Eringtons, 1950-1951
Folder 6 Pitt News Featuring Interview re: After the First Death There Is No Other, February 4, 1975
Folder 7 Copyright Office, 1979
Folder 8 Editorial Changes and Author's Questionaire for Flowering Mimosa, 1986
Folder 9 "Why I Love Texas" Prepared for Anthology North of the Rio Grande, 1991
Folder 10 Collection of Reviews Prepared for Ohio University Press, 1979-1996
Folder 11 Biography for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 1991
Folder 12 Governor's Award Nomination, 1991-1992
Folder 13 Statement on "Why I Am a Writer" Prepared for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 1991
Folder 14 Notes for WYEP Interview with Roberta Davis, 1991
Folder 15 Guggenheim Grant Application for Soul Clap Its Hands and Sing, 1978
Folder 16 Possible Dedications and Epigraphs for Immigrant Train
Folder 17 Review of Immigrant Train by Jeff Mock
Folder 18 Newspaper Photos, ca. 1974
Folder 19 Copies of The Pittsburgh New Sun
Folder 20 Application to Teach at the University for Peace, 1979-1982
Folder 21 NEA and Dobie-Paisano Application Materials, 1979-1981
Folder 22 NEA Grant Application, 1989
Folder 23 D.H. Lawrence Fellowship Application, 1982
Folder 24 Application for Fellowship at Paisano, 1981
Folder 25 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship Application, 1979-1980
Folder 26 NEA Grant Application for A Manual for the Corridors, 1992-1993
Folder 27 NEA Correspondence, 1978-1981
Folder 28 NEA Grant Application, Submitted with "Pillars of Love" and "Cheap Potatoes," 1984
Folder 29 Dobie-Paisano Fellowship Application, 1979
Folder 30 NEA Grant Application, 1981
Folder 31 NEA Grant Rejection, 1990

Box 48a
Folder 1 NEA Grant Application for the Novel The Last Chronicle of Eden, 1975-1976
Folder 2 NEA Grant Application for Another Eden, 1991-1992
Folder 3 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant Application, 1983-1984
Folder 4 Houghton-Mifflin Literary Fellowship Application, 1975
Folder 5 NEA Application, 1972-1973
Folder 6 Report on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant for Flowering Mimosa, 1984
Folder 7 Application for Dobie-Paisano Fellowhip and Others, 1975
Folder 8 School and Employment Application Materials, 1953-1964
Folder 8a Nominations for Other Writers by Petesch for Awards, 1993-2001

Series V. Education, 1952-1962

Scope and Content Notes:

Natalie L.M. Petesch was educated at Detroit public schools. She ran away from home to attend Wayne State University after graduating form high school, but did not complete her bachelor's degree until approxmiately a decade later at Boston University. She went on to earn a master's degree from Brandeis University and a PhD in English literature from the University of Texas at Austin, after which she taught literature at the university level before dedicating herself full-time to her career as an author. This series contains papers, handouts, and lecture notes from Petesch's time as both a student and an instructor at a variety of institutions.

Folder 9 Course Notes on American Drama
Folder 10 Course Materials on Chaucer
Folder 11 Note on American History From 1900, ca. 1952-1953
Folder 12 Notes from Graduate Course on Jonathan Swift
Folder 13 Course Materials on Byron, 1957

Box 49
Folder 1 Linguistics Course Notes, University of Texas, 1957-1958
Folder 2 Various Maps, Brochures, and Clippings for Intended Stories
Folder 3 Graduate Paper on Moliere
Folder 4 Notes for American Literature Minor Exam, University of Texas
Folder 5 Teaching Materials on American Literature to 1860, University of Texas
Folder 6 Notes Prepared for Dissertation Defense, University of Texas, 1962
Folder 7 Maps and Brochures on Detroit
Folder 8 Maps, Brochures, and Clippings on Boston
Folder 9 Course Notes on Old English, University of Texas

Box 50
Folder 1 Notes for French Exam, University of Texas, 1959
Folder 2 Course Materials on Elizabethan Drama, Brandeis University
Folder 3 Teaching Notes on World Literature, Southwest Texas State
Folder 4 Notes and Teaching Materials on American Literature, University of Texas
Folder 5 Notes for Intended Dissertation on George Meredith
Folder 6 Linguistics Paper, University of Texas, ca. 1957
Folder 7 Boston University Diploma, 1955
Folder 8 Materials Required by Boston University for Teaching English in High School

Series VI. Offprints and Clippings of Petesch's Writings, 1964-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

Beginning in 1964 and continuing through the 1990s, Petesch regularly published short stories and excerpts from her longer works in newspapers, magazines, and respected literary journals. Though many of these works were eventually culled into collection volumes, the collection of offprints that Petesch maintained documents the evolution of her publishing career and preserves the original publication context for many of her works. Many of her early publications in the 1960s and 1970s were in independent feminist journals. Periodicals in which she was published numerous times include Kansas Quarterly, New Letters, the New Orleans Review, and the University of Windsor Review. This series contains Petesch's personal copies of over sixty periodicals containing her work, arranged chronologically, with duplicates removed.

Folder 9 "Li'l Britches" in The Texas Observer (First Published Story), December 11, 1964
Folder 10 "The Exile" in New Mexico Quarterly 34.4, Winter 1964-1965
Folder 11 "The Truth" in The University Review 31.4, June 1965
Folder 12 "Zhenia and the Wicked One" in The New Orleans Review 1.2, Winter 1969

Box 51
Folder 1 "From: The Long Hot Summers of Yasha Kalokovich" in The University of Windsor Review 5.2, Spring 1970
Folder 2 Excerpt from Yasha K. in Women 1.2, Winter 1970
Folder 3 "The End of the World" in University of Portland Review 23.1, Spring 1971
Folder 4 "The Girl Who Was Afraid of Snow" in Moving Out 2.2, February 1972
Folder 5 "Tigers" in Moving Out 2.2, 1972
Folder 6 "Alaric and I" in Libera 2, Summer 1972
Folder 7 "The Glassmakers" in Woman Becoming 1.1, December 1972
Folder 8 "Freedom" in Women 3.1, 1972
Folder 9 "Marriage" in Velvet Glove 6, February/March 1972
Folder 10 Epilogue of Yasha K. in South Dakota Review 10.1, Spring 1972
Folder 11 Excerpt from Yasha K. in Cloven Hoof 6, 1972
Folder 12 Chapter One of The Odyssey of Katinou Kalokovich Published in United Sisters Magazine, 1972-1973
Folder 13 "The Street" in Michigan Hot Apples 2, 1973
Folder 14 "The Little Blue Policeman Who Could" in Unfold 2.3, 1973
Folder 15 "Seeing San Antonio" in Black Maria 2.1/2, Spring/Summer 1973
Folder 16 "Thomas" in Quartet 6.42/43, Spring/Summer 1973
Folder 17 "The Rock" in Event 3.2, Fall 1973

Box 52
Folder 1 "Jacob K." in The Dekalb Literary Arts Journal 6.3, 1973
Folder 2 "A Race Riot Recollected in Tranquility" in The New Orleans Review 3.4, 1973
Folder 3 "A Brief Biography of Ellie Brume" in Kansas Quarterly 6.1, Winter 1973-1974
Folder 4 "Ramon El Conejo" in The New Orleans Review 4.3, 1974
Folder 5 "How I Saved Mickey from the Bomb" in Woman Becoming 2.1, February 1974
Folder 6 "My Crystal" in The University of Windsor Review 10.1, Fall/Winter 1974
Folder 7 "Losses" in Kansas Quarterly 7.1/2, Winter/Spring 1975
Folder 8 "A Golem's Tale" in Anonymous 2, Spring 1975
Folder 9 "The Writer's Sense of Place" in South Dakota Review 13.3, Autumn 1975
Folder 10 "Picnic Marathons and Non-Proft Insurance for the Aged" in Adena, 1976
Folder 11 Mother Jones 1.1, February/March 1976
Folder 12 "Three Poems" by Donald Petesch in Adena 1.2, Fall 1976
Folder 13 "Doing It Like Velasquez" in The Remington Review 5, 1977
Folder 14 "No Such Thing as Death" in Contempora 2.3, 1977

Box 53
Folder 1 "Socking It Away" in The Louisville Review 2, Spring 1977
Folder 2 "Learning to Breathe in the Age of Aquarius" in New Letters 43.4, June 1977
Folder 3 "Main Street Morning" in New Letters 44.1, October 1977
Folder 4 Announcement of Award for "The Bathouse and Leprosarium" in Kansas Quarterly 9.1, Winter 1977
Folder 5 "Shopping" in The Louisville Review 4, Spring 1978
Folder 6 "Heroes" in New Mexico Humanities Review 1.3, September 1978
Folder 7 "The Assassins" in Kansas Quarterly 11.1/2, Winter/Spring 1979
Folder 8 "Sunday Evening" in New Mexico Humanities Review 2.1, Spring 1979
Folder 9 "Anything New Under the Sun?" in The University of Windsor Review 14.2, Spring/Summer 1979
Folder 10 "Be Not Forgetful of Strangers" in New Letters 45.4, June 1979
Folder 11 "Life Piled on Life" (interview) in Motheroot Journal 1.1, Winter 1979

Box 54
Folder 1 "The Man With the Pinto Bean Hair" in Slow Loris Reader 4, 1980
Folder 2 "How Cupro Azenfant Destroyed the U.S. Mint" and "Dancing" in New Letters 46.4, Summer 1980
Folder 3 "A Journal for the New Year" in The Georgia Review 34.2, Summer 1980
Folder 4 "Buell's Big Bet" in Kansas Quarterly 12.3, Summer 1980
Folder 5 "I, Constanza" in Wittenberg Review of Literature and Art, 1980-1981
Folder 6 Review of David Ray's Tramp's Cup and Enough of Flying in The Greenfield Review 9.1/2, 1981
Folder 7 "The University Interviews Felix Mateo, Class of '85" in The Akros Review 4, Spring 1981
Folder 8 Interview with W.D. Ehrhart in The Greenfield Review 10.1/2, 1982
Folder 9 "The Street" in Snapdragon 5.2, Spring 1982

Box 55
Folder 1 Fiction Competition Judged in Kansas Quarterly 14.1, Winter 1982
Folder 2 Review of Duncan's Colony and Soul Clap Its Hands and Sing in New Letters 50.1, Fall 1983
Folder 3 "Main Street Morning" in New Letters Reader I, 1983
Folder 4 "Love" in California Quarterly 23/24, 1984
Folder 5 "A Man Called Manuel" in Crazyhorse 27, Fall 1984
Folder 6 "Through a Glass, Darkly" in The Chariton Review 11.2, Fall 1985
Folder 7 "Love" in Best Short Stories from California Quarterly, 1971-1985, 1986

Box 56
Folder 1 "The Man With the Pinto Bean Hair" (Spanish Version) in Discurso Literario 3.2, Spring 1986
Folder 2 "Heroes" in Pittsburgh Magazine, July 1987
Folder 3 "Manolo's Secret" in New Letters 54.3, Spring 1988
Folder 4 Review of Sam's Book by David Ray in The Chariton Review 14.1, Spring 1988
Folder 5 "Dionisio's Restaurant" in Negative Capability 9.3, 1989
Folder 6 "A Village in Eden" in The Chariton Review 15.2, Fall 1989
Folder 7 Review of The Stain by Fred Viebahn in Prairie Schooner 64.3, Fall 1990
Folder 8 "Love in a Time of War" in The Pittsburgh Quarterly 1.2, Spring 1991
Folder 9 "Benito in Love" in The Bridge 4.2, Summer/Fall 1994
Folder 10 "A Manual for the Corridors" in Artful Dodge 32/33, 1998

Series VII. Multimedia, 1955-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

The multimedia items in this series largely consist of sound recordings of Petesch reading her short stories and occasionally excerpts from her longer works. Some are tapings of public presentations, including radio broadcasts, while others are practice recordings she made privately in preparation for a speech or reading. The fact that she made these practice recordings gives a unique insight into Petesch's approach toward her public life as an author. Most are on audiocassette tapes, with one five-inch magnetic tape reel included among them.

One box in this series contains microfilm reels that Petesch had made in order to preserve copies of writings she produced during the 1950s. These include papers she wrote for her master's degree at Brandeis University and one of her unpublished novels, though the label indicates that she herself was unsure of the content of this last reel.

The final item in this series is a small box of lead ore that Petesch brought back as a souvenir from Kellogg, Idaho when she was researching her novel Duncan's Colony. This unique piece of realia is housed in its own box in order to protect the rest of the collection from particulate damage.


Box 57
Folder 1 Documents Accompanying Audio Recordings
Folder 2 Tape of Interview at the University of Iowa After Winning the Award for Short Fiction (content not confirmed), 1974
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 58
Reel 1 Manuscripts Done at Brandeis University for the M.A., 1955-1956
  • Digitization in progress.
Reel 2 Two Masters Papers from Brandeis University, 1955-1956
  • Digitization in progress.
Reel 3 Copy of either Writ in Remembrance or Tree Without Wings, 1957
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 59
Cassette 1 Interview with Patricia Schweitzer and Natalie L.M. Petesch, May 16, 1977
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 2 Reading of "Main Street Morning" (side A) and "The Man with the Pinto Bean Hair," November 1977
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 3 Readings from The Last Chronicle of Eden, 1977
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 4 Readings of "The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K." (side A) and "Journal for the New Year" (side B) for New Letters on the Air, 1979
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 5 Introductions for Idaho Readings (side A); Odyssey of KK chapter one and "Ku Klux Klan" (side B; taped over)
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 6 Introduction and "A Journal for the New Year" (side A) and "I, Constanza" (side B), 1978-1979
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 7 Reading of "A Journal for the New Year (Resolutions, Memos, Whimsies)," November 21, 1977
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 8 Introduction and "The End of the World," November 2, 1978
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 9 Reading of "A Man Called Manuel"
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 10 Reading of "The Assassins," January 18, 1976
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 11 Introduction and "Ellie Brume" Reading at Pitt (side A) and "The Grievance Adjustor" Reading at Louisville (side B), 1975
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 12 Reading of "The Life and Letters of Hannah Gordon," October 1, 1984
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 13 Dedication and First Pages of Katinou Kalokovich, Plus Notes to Pennsylvania Library Association (tape damaged), November 1, 1983
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 14 Reading of "Noah Drowns in Air" (side A) and Intro to "Saigon" and "The End of the World" (side B), 1981-1982
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 15 The Polish Americans, WQED, June 9, 1998
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 16 "Journal for the New Year," New Letters
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 17 "The Long Hot Summers of Yasha K." with Introduction for Kansas City New Letters, November 9, 1978
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 18 Mother Root Program, Natalie Petesch
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 19 "Silences of Salinas" (side A) and "Pillars of Ore"/"Love" (side B) October 1983
  • Digitization in progress.
Cassette 20 "Two Novels," New Letters
  • Digitization in progress.

Box 60
Item 1 Lead Ore from The Bunker Hill Co., Kellogg, Idaho