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Guide to the Papers of Charles R. Jackson, circa 1920 - 1992

Manuscript MS-1070

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Charles R. Jackson, circa 1920 - 1992

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1070

Collection Dates:

circa 1920 - 1992

Size of Collection:

15 boxes (16.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Charles R. Jackson (1903-1968), author. Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, including "The Lost Weekend" and "A Second Hand Live," reviews, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to Jackson's personal and professional life.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction. Questions regarding literary rights should be directed to: Brandt and Hochman Literary Agents, Inc., 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036; 212 840-5760; 212 849-5776 FAX; cbrandt@bromasite.com

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Charles R. Jackson contain personal and professional correspondence including correspondence with Robert Benchley, Thomas Mann, Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Katherine Hepburn, Bennett Cerf, Archibald MacLeish, Robert Nathan, Dorothy Parker, Maurice Rapf and Dorothea and Roger Straus. The collection also contains manuscript drafts for his short stories, book reviews, radio plays, essays and books, including "The Lost Weekend," and "A Second Hand Life," as well as scrapbooks relating to some of his works. Photographs of Jackson and his family, as well as publicity shots taken by Ilse Bischoff, Paul Cordes and United Press International Photos and photographs of Jackson with Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett are also included.

Biography

Charles Reginald Jackson was born in Summit, New Jersey, on April 6, 1903, the third of five children of Frederick George and Sarah Williams Jackson. His father left home when Jackson was 12 years old, and his only sister and his youngest brother were killed in an automobile accident in 1916. The other younger brother, Frederick Storrier, was born in 1906, and he and Charles Jackson remained close throughout life. Jackson grew up near Rochester in Newark, New York, graduating from Newark High School in 1921. Jackson had no more formal schooling.

After finishing high school, Jackson went to work for the "Newark Courier", becoming local editor and writing much of the copy. In 1924, he left Newark for Chicago, where he worked in a bookstore for eighteen months before moving to New York City and a job in the Doubleday bookstores. It was there that he became seriously ill with tuberculosis, and from 1927 to 1931, he spent most of his time in sanatoriums along with his brother Frederick, who also had the disease. They spent the years 1929-1931 in Davos, Switzerland, and although Jackson was cured, he was left with a drinking habit and only one lung.

Returning to New York City during the worst years of the depression, he was unable to find steady work or to get any of his writing published. He drank more and more, finally becoming his own model for Don Birnham of "The Lost Weekend". At the end of 1936, he stopped drinking and was working as a Columbia Broadcasting scriptwriter. In 1938, he married Rhoda Booth, a researcher for "Fortune", who, along with Frederick, had helped Jackson recover from his alcoholism. His first published work, the story "Palm Sunday" appeared in the "Partisan Review" in 1939. Leaving CBS, Jackson became a free lance writer and continued doing radio scripts, including Benet's "The Devil and Daniel Webster," until "The Lost Weekend" was published in January, 1944.

The publication of the "Lost Weekend" brought Jackson instant recognition and financial success. He worked in Hollywood during the summer of 1944 and then bought a house, Six Chimney Farm, in Orford, NH, where he moved with his wife and two young daughters. For the next ten years the Jackson's lived there, sometimes only for the summer, sometimes all year. During the forties, Jackson wrote many stories and two more novels, "The Fall of Valor" and "The Outer Edge", the first a critical and financial success and the second much less successful. By 1950, Jackson had begun to drink again, and the early fifties found him doing little work and in financial difficulty although two collections of short stories were published.

In 1954, partly to get out of debt, Jackson sold the Orford house and moved with his family to Connecticut. Only a few magazine stories and articles were published during the next twelve years. In 1967, "A Second Hand Life" was published from a novel begun in 1953. It sold well, but Jackson was disappointed by its poor critical reception. He was also discouraged by his debilitating physical health, suffering from chronic lung disease.

Jackson overdosed on barbiturates in his apartment at the Chelsea Hotel on September 18, 1968. He died three days later at St. Vincent's hospital. His death was declared a suicide by the medical examiner.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1918-1992

Contains correspondence with writers and friends including Robert Benchley, Thomas Mann, Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Katherine Hepburn, Bennett Cerf, Norman Corwin, Homer Croy, Hume Cronyn, Ross Evans, Marion Fabry, Ira Gershwin, Laura Hobson, Irving Lazar, Howard Lindsay, Archibald MacLeish, Robert Nathan, Dorothy Parker, Maurice Rapf and Dorothea and Roger Straus. Correspondence with his literary agents at Brandt & Brandt and Farrar & Rinehart, as well as family correspondence with his brother, Frederic, and his wife, Rhoda, are also included.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1936-1967

Correspondence

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: A, 1944-1954

    Captain Anderson; Curtis C. Alsmede; Dorothy Den Ames; Cyrilly Abels (Mademoiselle Magazine); Saul Achary; Hallett Abend; Major Adams; Jim Agee; Alcoholics Anonymous (Ronald); Niels Anthonisen

  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Elling Aannestad, 1943-1954
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Theodore S. Amussen (Farrar & Rinehart), 1944-1946
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: B, 1943-1954

    The Alcoholic Foundation (Margaret R. Burger); Rachel Brand; John C. Booth; Beatrice Blatty; Eva Bick; Peggy Byrne; Lucile K. Bundy; Mrs. J. H. Barnhart; Maxine Block (Current Biography); Frederic Babcock (Chicago Tribune); Bermann-Fischer Verlag; Houghton Bickerton; Mona Baron de Kubli; C. Bakaleinikoff (RKO Radio Pictures);Mr. Burrell; Alice Bond; Bruce Bohrmann; Ilse Bischoff; The Beverage Times; Wells Brock; Rosemary Benet; Tom Brennan; Katherine S. Beales; W.L. Burns; B. M.; Louise Baker; Van Wyck Brooks; Dick Berg

  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: Bernice Baumgarten (Brandt & Brandt), 1943-1954
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Denny Beach (Hayward), 1945-1956
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Robert Benchley, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Sally Benson, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Bruce Bliven (The New Republic), circa 1946
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: R. A. S. Bloomer, circa 1946
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Harry P. Bodley, 1944
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: Charles Brackett, 1944-1960
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence: Carl Brandt (Brandt & Brandt), 1944-1966
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence: Brandt & Brandt, 1955-1967
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence: Kitty Brock, 1945
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence: Katharine Brown (Hayward), 1946
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence: C, 1936-1954

    Alan C. Collins (Curtis Brown Ltd.); James Gould Cozzens; Arthur N. Christy; Virginia Kent Cummins; R. J. Corbitt; Charles Brandes Collard; Elizabeth Carter; Alan Campbell; Anton J. Carlson; Paul Cordes; George Cornish; Miss Churchill; James L. Crider; Russel Crouse; Margaret Cousins; Ruth Christie; Dan Crane; Louise Clark; Helen K. Carnell; Val Clear; George F. Coleman, Columbia Broadcasting System

  • Folder: 18, Correspondence: Bennett Cerf, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence: Francis T. Chambers, 1943-1944
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence: Norma Chambers, 1944
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence: Ludwig Charell, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence: "The Chicago Sun", 1944
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence: Janet Clapper (Rinehart), circa 1946
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence: Elizabeth "Betty" Colclough, circa 1946-1967
  • Folder: 25, Correspondence: Marc Connelly, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 26, Correspondence: Whitfield Cook, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 27, Correspondence: Norman Corwin, circa 1941-1946
  • Folder: 28, Correspondence: Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 29, Correspondence: Homer Croy, circa 1944
  • Folder: 30, Correspondence: D, 1944-1967

    Sam David; Philip Van Doren Stern; Sven and Britta Dahlman; George Davis (Mademoiselle Magazine); Helen McClellan Daggett; Elizabeth Mallory Davenport; N. Davenfort; Dan Doan; Paul S. Deland; Thornton Delehanty; Mr. Delafield; Mrs. John E. Dolin; Larry Davis

  • Folder: 31, Correspondence: Fred Dupee, 1942-1967
  • Folder: 32, Correspondence: E, 1944-1950

    John Enden; Encyclopaedia Brintannica; Robert Emerson; Bill L'Engle; J. R. Elliott

  • Folder: 33, Correspondence: Ross Evans, 1944
  • Folder: 34, Correspondence: F, 1943-1954

    Miss Fontaine; Charles R. Feldstein; L.B. O'Farrell; W. Kimball Flaccus; Roy Fleuher; James T. Farrell; H. William Fitelson; Farrar, Straus & Young Inc.: Harry Frazee; Jacob Fine

  • Folder: 35, Correspondence: Marion Fabry, circa 1944-1945
  • Folder: 36, Correspondence: William James Fadiman, 1941-1945
  • Folder: 37, Correspondence: John Farrar (Farrar & Straus), 1946
  • Folder: 38, Correspondence: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942-1945
  • Folder: 39, Correspondence: Letter from William Faulkner, 1956
  • Folder: 40, Correspondence: Edna Ferber, circa 1944-1945
  • Folder: 41, Correspondence: G.B. Fischer (Bermann-Fischer Verlag), 1945
  • Folder: 42, Correspondence: Maurice Friedman, circa 1944
  • Folder: 43, Correspondence: G, circa 1943-1965

    William A. Gardner; Eddie del Galle; Geoffrey Gorer; Lloyd Goodsell; Greer Garson; Ring Gardner, Jr.; Leonard G. Gilchrist; Max Gordon; Howard B. Gottlieb; Beryl Garrott; Silvia Gardner; Samule Goldwyn Company;

  • Folder: 44, Correspondence: Judy Garland and Vincent Minelli, 1945
  • Folder: 45, Correspondence: Ira and Lee Gershwin, 1944-1954
  • Folder: 46, Correspondence: William Jay Gold (Life Magazine), 1953-1954
  • Folder: 47, Correspondence: H, 1942-1965

    Philo Higle; Marvin Hams; Gerard Harrington; Helen Hernandez; L. Heywood (PM Daily); Carlton Hoste; Maybelle F. Hall; E.A Hollis; John S. Harned; Moss Hart; Edna Hansen; Harold Hubert; Sidney E. Harry; Arthur Hornblow; Sam Hershfeld; Irving Hoffman; Ingrid Hallen; Luceine Heniore; Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hammond; Ruth Hamilton; Jane Horn; Mrs. Harvey; Hoskins; Mrs. Ira Humeston; Caroline Hartley; Maury Holland

  • Folder: 48, Correspondence: Jim and Liz Hart, 1942-1945
  • Folder: 49, Correspondence: Walter and Phyllis Haydon, 1945
  • Folder: 50, Correspondence: Leland Hayward, 1945-1953
  • Folder: 51, Correspondence: Lillian Hellman, 1951
  • Folder: 52, Correspondence: Katherine Hepburn, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 53, Correspondence: Hesketh, 1946
  • Folder: 54, Correspondence: Laura Hobson, 1945
  • Folder: 55, Correspondence: Lieschen Horn, circa 1943
  • Folder: 56, Correspondence: Mr. Hooper, 1964
  • Folder: 57, Correspondence: I and J, 1944-1967

    William Inge; Malcolm Johnson (The Sun); Lillian Jacobs (Columbia Broadcasting System); F.D. Judge; Mr. Jackson ; Richard C. Jordan; Mr. Jones; Alice Burke Jacobs

  • Folder: 58, Correspondence: Herbert Jackson, 1944-1946
  • Folder: 59, Correspondence: Helen Jones, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 60, Correspondence: K, 1944-1945

    A. Kroch, C.K.; Arthur Kober; Rupert Kingsley; Eleanor Kennedy (Hayward); Dorothy Kiefer; Miss Kimball; Harry Kemp; Anne Baldwin Kayzer; Victor Keller; Ray Kulland; Harry Kiswitz

  • Folder: 61, Correspondence: Celia Kass, 1945
  • Folder: 62, Correspondence: Evelyn Keller, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 63, Correspondence: L, 1941-1967

    Phillips H. Lord; John J. Lloyd; R.L. Linkcoum; G.F. Lyle; Albert Loew; Jack Weir Lewis; Francis P. Lynch; Mr. Levinson; Bob Landry; Mrs. Loveys; Mrs. LaPierre; James Laughlin; William Lappe; Karen Lerner; Will Lieberman; Alberta Barre Loeb; Helen Porter Lowe; John J. lloyd

  • Folder: 64, Correspondence: Irving Lazar, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 65, Correspondence: Maria Leiper (Simon & Schuster), 1939-1941
  • Folder: 66, Correspondence: Jesse Lilienthal, 1944-1946
  • Folder: 67, Correspondence: Howard Lindsay, 1944-1954
  • Folder: 68, Correspondence: Rohanna Lee, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 69, Correspondence: Pauline Lord, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 70, Correspondence: M, 1939-1967

    Dwight Macdonald; T.S. Matthews; Earle McGill; Constance B. McGill; Richard G. May; Ruth May; Roger Mahey; Vernon L. Mahoney; Paul McGhee; Lily Messinger; Bill McCleary; Arthur Mayer; Natalie Mann; George Mayberry; Alice Morris; Burt MacBride; John Meyer; Walter Modell; J. Murphy; Bernard Malamud; Robert Markel; Robert K. Massie; John McCloud; Cliff Mack; Margaret K. MacColl

  • Folder: 71, Correspondence: Thomas Mann, 1945-1949
  • Folder: 72, Correspondence: Nila Mack, circa 1943-1946
  • Folder: 73, Correspondence: Russell Maloney, 1944-1946
  • Folder: 74, Correspondence: Frederic March, circa 1944
  • Folder: 75, Correspondence: Allen C. Marple (Collier's), 1944-1945
  • Folder: 76, Correspondence: William Maxwell, 1945
  • Folder: 77, Correspondence: Mary McCarthy, circa 1945
  • Folder: 78, Correspondence: H.T (Tom) McGuire, 1953-1954
  • Folder: 79, Correspondence: Archibald MacLeish, 1943
  • Folder: 80, Correspondence: Alice S. Morris (Harper's Bazaar), 1952
  • Folder: 81, Correspondence: Helen Murphy (Farrar & Rinehart), 1943-1945
  • Folder: 82, Correspondence: Ron Myers ( Hayword-Deverich Inc.), 1944-1946
  • Folder: 83, Correspondence: N, 1944-1945

    Sarah Newmeyer; James Neill North; New Directions; Mr. Neider; Miss Nelson; Ben Newman; Bob North; Carl C. Naumann; James M. Norther

  • Folder: 84, Correspondence: Robert Nathan, circa 1944-1947
  • Folder: 85, Correspondence: O, 1965

    Olive

  • Folder: 86, Correspondence: Jack E. Owsley, 1943-1945
  • Folder: 87, Correspondence: P, 1942-1945

    President of the USA; Alica F. Pilsbury; Allen Parr; Roger Pippett; Tom Powers; Ida Palmer; Pilgrim House; Marian S. Pond; Gordon H. Payne; Partisan Review

  • Folder: 88, Correspondence: Paramount Pictures, 1944-1946
  • Folder: 89, Correspondence: Louella Parsons, 1944
  • Folder: 90, Correspondence: Dorothy Parker, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 91, Correspondence: Gregory Peck, 1944
  • Folder: 92, Correspondence: Henry S. Peech (Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co.), 1944
  • Folder: 93, Correspondence: Klaus Perls, 1944-1947
  • Folder: 94, Correspondence: Alma Pritchard (Brandt & Brandt), 1944-1946
  • Folder: 95, Correspondence: Q, 1943-1944

    Queenie

  • Folder: 96, Correspondence: R, circa 1944-1954

    John B. Runyan; Mrs. John Retzer; Robert Reeves; F.P. Ryan; Miss Reine; Tom Reese; John Rattner; Gloria Romanoff; E.T. Richards; Elizabeth Rose; Marjorie Rosenblatt-Goodman; Evelyn Randall; Dorothy E. Reid; "Honey" Low Rogers; Diane Rowand

  • Folder: 97, Correspondence: Philip Rahv, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 98, Correspondence: Maurice Rapf, 1952-1964
  • Folder: 99, Correspondence: Stanley M. Rinehart (Farrar and Rinehart), 1943-1946
  • Folder: 100, Correspondence: Rinehart & Company, 1946
  • Folder: 101, Correspondence: Frederic Rinehart, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 102, Correspondence: Theodore Robinson, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 103, Correspondence: S, 1941-1968

    Sam Slate; Robert Simon; Robert Smith; William Seabrook; C. Dudley Saul; William W. Seward; John Salt; Flora R. Schneider; Mrs. Beeman Strong; Wayne Schoenwald, Corporal Swisko; A.G. Sullivan; W.E. Stumpf; Mrs. Swarth (Raymond & Raymond); H.M. Smyser; Franklin Spier; Leonard Shannon; Alfred P. Shaw; Miss Sharp; James E. Shea; Mr. Siegel; Martin Stone; Gabriel Segall; Jesse Skolkin; M.B. Steinmann; Marcia Seligson (NAL); Ruth Sewell; Thomas Snedaken; Beatrice D. Smith; John Howard Swift; Roger C. Stanton, Simon and Schuster

  • Folder: 104, Correspondence: James E. Sanford (The Chicago Sun), 1944
  • Folder: 105, Correspondence: Stephen H. Sherman, 1942-1943
  • Folder: 106, Correspondence: Adelaide A. Sherer (Rinehart), 1946-1947
  • Folder: 107, Correspondence: Edith Schick (Don Goldenpaul Associates), 1946
  • Folder: 108, Correspondence: Angel Schinasi, 1944-1954
  • Folder: 109, Correspondence: Harrison Smith, 1944-1946
  • Folder: 110, Correspondence: Budd Schulberg, circa 1944-1952
  • Folder: 111, Correspondence: A.C. Spectorsky, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 112, Correspondence: Norman Stevenson (Gile & Company), 1943-1945
  • Folder: 113, Correspondence: Don Stewart, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 114, Correspondence: Dorothy Stickney, 1945-1954
  • Folder: 115, Correspondence: Letters to Dorothea and Roger Straus, 1951
  • Folder: 116, Correspondence: Letters to Dorothea and Roger Straus, 1952
  • Folder: 117, Correspondence: Letters to Dorothea and Roger Straus, 1953
  • Folder: 118, Correspondence: Letters to Dorothea and Roger Straus, 1954
  • Folder: 119, Correspondence: Letters to Dorothea and Roger Straus, undated
  • Folder: 120, Correspondence: Dorothea and Roger Strauss, 1949-1966
  • Folder: 121, Correspondence: T, 1942-1945

    James van Tour; Charles Hanson Touwne; Mr. Tyler; Mr. Trussell;Samuel Taylor; Mr. Thomson; James Thurber; Bernard Tarabino; Mrs. Albert W. Tucker

  • Folder: 122, Correspondence: Samuel Taylor regarding "Arcadia USA", 1952
  • Folder: 123, Correspondence: Davidson Taylor, 1941-1943
  • Folder: 124, Correspondence: Manon Tingue (McCalls), 1964
  • Folder: 125, Correspondence: Lewis Titterton (CBS), 1941
  • Folder: 126, Correspondence: Spencer Tracy, 1944-1945
  • Folder: 127, Correspondence: Lionel Trilling, 1943-1967
  • Folder: 128, Correspondence: U, 1943-1944

    Arthur Unger; Sophia Kerr Underwood

  • Folder: 129, Correspondence: V, 1943-1953

    Mrs. Van Deusen; Countess von Rosen; Leon Volon; Robert Van Gelder; Irita Van Doren

  • Folder: 130, Correspondence: Voldemar Vetluguin, undated
  • Folder: 131, Correspondence: W, circa 1944-1965

    John Wilstach; Samuel Woolf; Monroe Wheeler; WPIC Radio Station; Gertrude Lee Wheeler; Asa Wilgus; Hettie S. Woodward; Archibald R. Watson; Cora Williams; Danton Walker; Margaret March; Walter Winchell; John C. Wilson; Charles J. Wallace; Roland West; D.J. Wilcox (Rural Vermonter); Connie Witten; L. Wyhe; Julia Walters; F.J. Weiss; Robert Wernick; Ruby P. Weeks

  • Folder: 132, Correspondence: Alan Wallace, circa 1942-1944
  • Folder: 133, Correspondence: Frederic Werheim, 1946-1967
  • Folder: 134, Correspondence: Glenway Westcott, 1943-1946
  • Folder: 135, Correspondence: Billy Wilder, 1945-1946
  • Folder: 136, Correspondence: Marion F. (Tom) Wilson, 1945
  • Folder: 137, Correspondence: Edmund Wilson, 1944-1946
  • Folder: 138, Correspondence: Ella Winter, 1947
  • Folder: 139, Correspondence: Bronson Winthrop, undated
  • Folder: 140, Correspondence: W.W. Wister, 1937-1945
  • Folder: 141, Correspondence: Philip Wylie (Farrar and Rinehart), 1944-1945
  • Folder: 141, Correspondence: Max Wylie, 1944-1954
  • Folder: 142, Correspondence: Z, circa 1947

    Stanley Zednick; Erwin P. Zeisler

Box: 2, Dates: 1942-1985

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 11, Contracts, 1944-1986
  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Mostly congratulatory regarding "The Lost Weekend", 1943-1944
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: Copy of letters to Farrar & Rinehart regarding "The Lost Weekend", 1943-1944
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Fan mail for "Second Hand Life", 1967
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Unidentified, A-F, circa 1942-1948
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: Unidentified, G-L, circa 1944-1954
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Unidentified, M-Z, circa 1944-1954
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Unidentfied, undated
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Letter fragments, undated
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Shirley Leonard with typescript and published copy of her bibliography "Charles Reginald Jackson-A Checklist", 1968-1974
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Kent State University with copy of "Serif", 1973-1985

Box: 3, Dates: 1936-1992

Correspondence: Brandt & Brandt Literary Agency and Rhoda Jackson's business correspondence; Clippings; Memorabilia, Reprint, Address book

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: January-March, 1947
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence: April- December , 1947
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: January-June, 1948
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: July-December, 1948
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: January-June, 1949
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: July-December , 1949
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: January-June, 1950
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: July-December , 1950
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: January-June, 1951
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: July-December, 1951
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: January-June, 1952
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence: July-December, 1952
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence: January-June, 1953
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence: July-December, 1953
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence, 1954
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence, 1955
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence, 1956
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence, 1957
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence, 1958
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence, 1959
  • Folder: 21, Correspondence, 1960
  • Folder: 22, Correspondence, 1961
  • Folder: 23, Correspondence, 1962
  • Folder: 24, Correspondence, 1963
  • Folder: 25, Correspondence, 1964
  • Folder: 26, Correspondence, 1965
  • Folder: 27, Correspondence, 1966
  • Folder: 28, Correspondence: May-July, 1967
  • Folder: 29, Correspondence: August-December, 1967
  • Folder: 30, Correspondence, 1968
  • Folder: 31, Correspondence, 1969
  • Folder: 32, Correspondence, 1970
  • Folder: 33, Correspondence, 1971
  • Folder: 34, Correspondence, 1972
  • Folder: 35, Correspondence, 1973
  • Folder: 36, Royalty Statements, 1973-1975
  • Folder: 37, Royalty Statements, 1976-1979
  • Folder: 38, Royalty Statements, 1980-1982
  • Folder: 39, Royalty Statements, 1983-1986
  • Folder: 40, Royalty Statements, 1987-1989
  • Folder: 41, Royalty Statements, 1990-1992
  • Folder: 42, Correspondence: Rhoda Jackson with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969-1992
  • Folder: 43, Correspondence: Rhoda Jackson regarding copyright questions, 1969-1970
  • Folder: 44, Correspondence: Rhoda Jackson with Brandt & Brandt, 1968-1969
  • Folder: 45, Correspondence: Rhoda Jackson miscellaneous, 1969-1991
  • Folder: 46, Address Book, undated
  • Folder: 47, Reprint: "Psychoanalytic Therapy and Alcoholism," by James E. Shea, 1954
  • Folder: 48, Unidentified watercolor, undated
  • Folder: 49, Memorabilia, circa 1936-1968
  • Folder: 50, Clippings, 1940s-1964
  • Folder: 51, Miscellaneous, undated
  • Folder: 52, CRJ Death Certificate, 1968

Box: 4, Dates: 1918-1966

Family Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letter from Walt to Charles Jackson with early poems by Jackson, photocopy, 1918
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence with his mother Sarah Williams Jackson, undated
  • Folder: 3, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1936
  • Folder: 4, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1940-1942
  • Folder: 5, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1943
  • Folder: 6, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1944
  • Folder: 7, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1945
  • Folder: 8, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1946-1947
  • Folder: 9, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson1948, 1948
  • Folder: 10, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1949-1950
  • Folder: 11, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1951-1952
  • Folder: 12, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1953
  • Folder: 13, Letters to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1954-1959
  • Folder: 14, Letter to his brother Frederick "Boom" Jackson, 1964
  • Folder: 15, Letters from Frederick "Boom" Jackson to Charlie Jackson, undated
  • Folder: 16, Letters from Sarah Williams Jackson to Fredric Jackson, 1943-1949
  • Folder: 17, Letters from Rhoda and Charles Jackson to Frederic Jackson, undated
  • Folder: 18, Miscellaneous letters to Frederick Charles Jackson, 1950-1953
  • Folder: 19, Letters to his wife Rhoda Jackson, April , 1944
  • Folder: 20, Letters to his wife Rhoda Jackson, May, 1944
  • Folder: 21, Letters to his wife Rhoda Jackson, June, 1944
  • Folder: 22, Letters to his wife Rhoda Jackson, July, 1944
  • Folder: 23, Letters to his wife Rhoda Jackson, August, 1944
  • Folder: 24, Letters to his wife Rhoda Jackson, July-September, 1948
  • Folder: 25, Letters to his wife Rhoda Jackson, 1966
  • Folder: 26, Correspondence with his daughters Kate and Sarah Jackson, 1944-1966

Series 2, Manuscripts, 1920-1974

Contains typescript drafts, notes, fragments and galley proofs of short stories, essays, and books by Charles Jackson, including "The Lost Weekend" and "A Second Hand Life." Manuscripts for radio adaptations, radio plays and book reviews as well as notebooks are also included.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 5, Dates: 1927-1953

Contains typescripts of short stories and essays, some fragments, by Charles Jackson

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "An Afternoon with Boris", 1953
  • Folder: 2, "Allergy", 1953
  • Folder: 3, "Anybody's Guess", undated
  • Folder: 4, "A Bachelor in the Making", 1953
  • Folder: 5, "A Dull Winter Night", undated
  • Folder: 6, "Arrival", 1951
  • Folder: 7, "The Band Concert", 1939
  • Folder: 8, "The Band in a Tent", 1953
  • Folder: 9, "The Barrier", undated
  • Folder: 10, "[Thoughts on the Band: The Beatles]", undated
  • Folder: 11, "Before Daylight", undated
  • Folder: 12, "Beginnngs", undated
  • Folder: 13, "The Birthday Party", 1952
  • Folder: 14, "The Boy Who Ran Away", undated
  • Folder: 15, "The Boy Who Ran Away", 1952
  • Folder: 16, "The Break", 1951
  • Folder: 17, "By the Sea", 1943
  • Folder: 18, "Card of Tahnks", undated
  • Folder: 19, "The Chelsea", undated
  • Folder: 20, "A Chiefer Pleasure in Life", undated
  • Folder: 21, "The Cigarette Friend, 1927/1953
  • Folder: 22, "Cousin Agnes aka Cousin Edith", 1951
  • Folder: 23, "Death in Concord", 1951
  • Folder: 24, "Death on the Rocks", 1930
  • Folder: 25, "The Devil and Daniel Webster", undated
  • Folder: 26, "Dick's Hatband or the Tie That Binds", undated
  • Folder: 27, "A Dream of Horace" aka "Funny Dream", 1944
  • Folder: 28, "Dream of Love", 1929
  • Folder: 29, "The Education of Wally West", 1953
  • Folder: 30, "The Fall of Valor", undated
  • Folder: 31, "Family Portrait", undated
  • Folder: 32, "Father Wilder" chapters 1-6, undated
  • Folder: 33, "Father Wilder" chapter 7-16, undated
  • Folder: 34, "Father Wilder" carbon, undated
  • Folder: 35, "Father Wilder" fragments, undated
  • Folder: 36, "Father Wilder" fragments, undated
  • Folder: 37, "A Fight for Life", undated
  • Folder: 38, "Forecast", undated
  • Folder: 39, "Full Moon", 1928
  • Folder: 40, "The Glass Crutch", 1936
  • Folder: 41, "Home Again", 1953
  • Folder: 42, "Home for Good", 1951
  • Folder: 43, "Home for Good II", 1951
  • Folder: 44, "Humility", undated
  • Folder: 45, "Hyacinthus", undated
  • Folder: 46, "I Saw Your Light On" aka "The Firecracker", undated
  • Folder: 47, "In the Chair" aka "The Locket", undated
  • Folder: 48, "In Remembrance of Him", undatded
  • Folder: 49, "Jamie", 1951

Box: 6, Dates: 1924-1953

Contains typescripts of short stories and essays, some fragments, by Charles Jackson

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Jocund Company", 1927
  • Folder: 2, "The Lady Julia", undated
  • Folder: 3, "Landscapes with Figures", 1953
  • Folder: 4, "The Last Time", 1927
  • Folder: 5, 'A Letter from Home", undated
  • Folder: 6, "The Long Habit", undated
  • Folder: 7, 'A Lot Sicker Than We Are, 1953
  • Folder: 8, "The Lotophagus", undated
  • Folder: 9, "Love in Naples", 1932
  • Folder: 10, "The Loving Offenders", undated
  • Folder: 11, "Making the effort" (biographical), undated
  • Folder: 12, "A Manuscript from the Country", 1927
  • Folder: 13, "Midsummer Night", 1953
  • Folder: 14, "Millstones", 1952
  • Folder: 15, "Monday of the Rose", undated
  • Folder: 16, "Money", 1952
  • Folder: 17, "The More Social Disease", undated
  • Folder: 18, "Mr. Pruett, Five Dollars and Dominick", 1931
  • Folder: 19, "Narcissus", 1930
  • Folder: 20, "Native Moment" Part I, undated
  • Folder: 21, "Native Moment" Part II-IV, undated
  • Folder: 22, "Native Moment", undated
  • Folder: 23, "A Night Visitor", 1938
  • Folder: 24, "No Two Ways About It", undated
  • Folder: 25, "Nobody Knows", 1953
  • Folder: 26, "Notes from Above Ground", undated
  • Folder: 27, "Nuisance Value", undated
  • Folder: 28, "Old Enough to Know Better", 1951
  • Folder: 29, "Old Men and Boys", 1951
  • Folder: 30, "The Old War", 1952
  • Folder: 31, "The Outer Edges", undated
  • Folder: 32, "The Outlander", 1950
  • Folder: 33, "A Pair of Shoes", 1926
  • Folder: 34, "Palm Sunday", 1938
  • Folder: 35, "Parting at Morning" , 1952
  • Folder: 36, "The Party Line" aka "In the Groove" or "Wisdom and Reach", undated
  • Folder: 37, "Ping Pong", 1931
  • Folder: 38, "The Pliant Hour", undated
  • Folder: 39, "Preview", undated
  • Folder: 40, "The Problem Child", 1951
  • Folder: 41, "Rachel's Summer", 1938
  • Folder: 42, "A Rain of Snares", undated
  • Folder: 43, "The Ratibore", 1951
  • Folder: 44, "A Red Letter Day", 1950
  • Folder: 45, "Refreshments", 1927
  • Folder: 46, "River Holiday", 1925
  • Folder: 47, "Romeo", 1951
  • Folder: 48, "The Royalist" aka "Uncle Johnnie", undated
  • Folder: 49, "Sea Gull", undated
  • Folder: 50, "The Silencer", undated
  • Folder: 51, "Silk Bandanas", 1924
  • Folder: 52, "Simple Simon", 1927
  • Folder: 53, "So Little and so Bright", 1951
  • Folder: 54, "Solitaire", 1953
  • Folder: 55, "Some Secret Sorrow", 1928
  • Folder: 56, "The Spare", undated

Box: 7, Dates: 1930-1953

Contains typescript of short stories, essays, radio plays, radio adaptations an book reviews, as well as notebooks, notes and fragments

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Still Waters" aka "A Lazy Day on the Water", 1953
  • Folder: 2, "Strictly Personal", undated
  • Folder: 3, "A Student of Psychology", 1930
  • Folder: 4, "Summer Dreams" aka "The Sister's Long Afternoon", 1939
  • Folder: 5, "A Summer Passion", 1932
  • Folder: 6, "A Sunday Drive" aka "A Long Way Home", 1939
  • Folder: 7, "The Sunnier Side", 1949
  • Folder: 8, "Swan Lake", 1932
  • Folder: 9, "Swiss Story", undated
  • Folder: 10, "The Third Secret", undated
  • Folder: 11, "Three Flowers", undated
  • Folder: 12, "Threesome", undated
  • Folder: 13, "A Trip to the Falls", 1951
  • Folder: 14, "Troika", 1925
  • Folder: 15, "Uncle Mr. Kimbar", undated
  • Folder: 16, Untitled story, 1953
  • Folder: 17, "The Vegetarian Mouse", 1932
  • Folder: 18, "The White Life", 1952
  • Folder: 19, "A World of Men", 1952
  • Folder: 20, "The Writer's Block: Is there such a thing?" aka "The Sleeping Brain", undated
  • Folder: 21, "A Wrong Mistake", 1932
  • Folder: 22, "You Know What?", undated
  • Folder: 23, Radio Adaptation: "The Celestial Omnibus", undated
  • Folder: 24, Radio Adaptation: Jane Eyre, undated
  • Folder: 25, Radio Adaptation: The Signs of the Lark, undated
  • Folder: 26, Radio Play: the Story of Jacob and Esau, undated
  • Folder: 27, Radio Play:The Story of Noah, undated
  • Folder: 28, Radio Play: Twenty-Four Hours, undated
  • Folder: 29, Radio Play: Unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 30, Book Review: "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow", undated
  • Folder: 31, Book/Movie Reviews, circa 1946
  • Folder: 32, Book Review: Home is Where You Start From", undated
  • Folder: 33, Book Review: "Mother Radio", undated
  • Folder: 34, Book Review: "Selected Letters of Malcolm Lowrie, undated
  • Folder: 35, Notes/Fragments, undated
  • Folder: 36, Notebook containing character alias', undated
  • Folder: 37, Notebooks, undated
  • Folder: 38, Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 39, Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 40, Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 41, Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 42, Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 43, Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 44, Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 45, Notebook: "The Lost Weekend", undated
  • Folder: 46, Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 47, Notebook: "Second Hand Life", undated
  • Folder: 48, Notebook, undated

Box: 8, Dates: 1943-1974

Contains handwritten notes and fragments for "Rufus 'Bud' Boyd," typescripts of poetry, syllabi, "Gent" Magazine and writings by others, as well as Jackson's Last Will and Testament

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Poetry, undated
  • Folder: 2, "Rufus 'Bud' Boyd," handwritten notes, undated
  • Folder: 3, "Rufus 'Bud' Boyd," notes, drafts, fragments, undated
  • Folder: 4, "Rufus 'Bud' Boyd," draft, fragments, undated
  • Folder: 5, Syllabi for courses Jackson taught, undated
  • Folder: 6, "A Second Hand Life," promotional pieces, undated
  • Folder: 7, "My Personality Shaped Through Social Interactions," by Sarah Jackson, undated
  • Folder: 8, "Conference with Charles Jackson" by Olive Schneider, 1965
  • Folder: 9, "The Benighted Savage" by Charles Jackson in "Gent" Magazine, 1965
  • Folder: 10, Shirley Leonard biography, 1974
  • Folder: 11, Bronson Winthrop: Last Will and Testament and Auction Catalogue, 1943-1945

Box: 9, Dates: 1944

Contains "The Lost Weekend" by Charles Jackson, typescript drafts, original manuscripts and screenplay

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10, Dates: circa 1967

Contains "A Second Hand Life" by Charles Jackson, typescript drafts, some bound

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 11, Dates: circa 1967

Contains "A Second Hand Life" by Charles Jackson, bound typescript drafts and galley proofs

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 3, Photographs, circa 1906-1966

Contains family photographs of Charles Jackson, his wife Rhoda and his children Sarah and Kate, as well as publicity shots by Ilse Bischoff, Paul Cordes and United Press International Photos. Photographs with Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett taken in Hollywood in the 1940s are also included.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 12, Dates: circa 1906-1966

Photographs

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Charles Jackson including childhood pictures, 1906-1938
  • Folder: 2, Extended family photographs, undated
  • Folder: 3, Charles Jackson publicity shots, 1943
  • Folder: 4, Charles Jackson publicity shots, Hollywood and NYC, 1944
  • Folder: 5, Billy Wilder, Charles Jackson and Charles Brackett in Hollywood, 1944
  • Folder: 6, "The Lost Weekend" marquee in NYC, circa 1945
  • Folder: 7, Charles Jackson publicity shots, 1946
  • Folder: 8, Charles Jackson publicity shots, 1948
  • Folder: 9, Charles Jackson publicity shots, 1950
  • Folder: 10, Charles Jackson publicity shots taken by Ilse Bischoff with contact prints, circa 1952
  • Folder: 11, Charles Jackson publicity shots by Paul Cordes, undated
  • Folder: 12, Charles Jackson publicity shots taken in Orford, NH, undated
  • Folder: 13, Charles Jackson publicity shots, miscellaneous, undated
  • Folder: 14, Charles Jackson residence in Oford, NH, undated
  • Folder: 15, Miscellaneous friends and acquaintances, undated
  • Folder: 16, Charles and Rhoda Jackson near a waterfall, undated
  • Folder: 17, Charles, Rhoda, Sarah and Kate Jackson in Orford, NH, undated
  • Folder: 18, Charles and Frederic Jackson, 1966
  • Folder: 19, Charles Jackson in NYC, United Press International Photos, 1967
  • Folder: 20, Kate and Sarah Jackson, some with Rhoda Jackson, undated
  • Folder: 21, Rhoda Jackson, undated
  • Folder: 22, Charles Jackson, oversized mounted publicity shots, undated

Series 4, Scrapbooks, 1946-1953

Contains scrapbooks with clippings, press releases, reviews and congratulatory letters for "The Fall of Valor," "The Outer Edges," "The Sunnier Side" and "The Lost Weekend."

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 13, Dates: 1946-1950

Scrapbooks

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "The Fall of Valor," with clippings, press releases, reviews and letters from Victor Weybright, Thayer Hobson, Lawrence S Kubie to Laura Hobson and two unidentified ones, 1946-1948
  • Folder: 2, "The Outer Edges," with clippings, press releases, reviews and correspondence from John Selby. Laura Hobson, Frederic Wertham, N.W. Pugh, Bernice Baumgarten and N. Armstrong, 1948-1950
  • Folder: 3, A notebook with image clippings of Greta Garbo, undated

Box: 14, Dates: 1949-1953

Scrapbook: "The Sunnier Side," with clippings, reviews and letters from Roger Straus, Patrick H. Sullivan and John Farrar regarding possible libel suit

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 15, Dates: 1946

Scrapbooks: "The Lost Weekend,"

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.