Ernest Hebert papers, 1918; 1963-2006 Rauner Manuscript MS-1365

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Title:

Ernest Hebert papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1365

Collection Dates:

1918; 1963-2006

Size of Collection:

25.5 linear ft., 17 boxes

Abstract:

Ernest Hebert, b.1941, writer and teacher. The collection contains manuscripts for his novels, poetry, essays and screenplays as well as professional and personal correspondence, clippings, flyers, family photographs, galley proofs and notebooks. The papers chronicle his life as a writer, columnist, reporter and editor.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Ernest Hebert contain manuscripts for his novels, poetry, essays and screenplays, professional and personal correspondence, clippings, flyers, family photographs, galley proofs and notebooks. The material chronicles his life as a writer, columnist, reporter and editor.

Biography

Ernest Hebert was born on May 4, 1941. He graduated from Keene State College in 1969, and received a M.A. from Stanford University in creative writing in 1970. Before he joined the English department at Dartmouth College he was a sports writer, reporter and editor for the "Keene Sentinel," "Business NH" Magazine, and the "New Hampshire Times." He also wrote a weekly column for "The Boston Globe." Hebert is best known for his Darby series, five novels about an imaginary New Hampshire town, including "The Dogs of March"(1969). Other publications include "Mad Boys"(1993), and "The Old American" (2001). Hebert received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Keene State College and the Sara Josepha Hale Award for literary achievement.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, circa 1986-2008

Manuscripts

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "A Little More Than Kin," screenplay, 1986
  • Folder: 2, "Dogs of March," screenplay, 1992
  • Folder: 3, "Firewhirl," novel, unfinished, 1996
  • Folder: 4, "Never Back Down" ("Jack Landry Work, Love and God") early draft, undated
  • Folder: 5, "Evangeline," outlines and notes, circa 2006
  • Folder: 6, "Mad Boys," novel, undated
  • Folder: 7, "Mad Boys," screenplay, 2004
  • Folder: 8, "Father Marc," novel chapters and screenplay scenes, unfinished, 2008
  • Folder: 9, "Spoonwood," screenplay, first draft, circa 2005
  • Folder: 10, "Spoonwood," screenplay, second draft, circa 2005
  • Folder: 11, "Spoonwood," novel, undated
  • Folder: 12, "Spoonwood," novel for agent Sally Brady, undated
  • Folder: 13, "Spoonwood," novel, undated

Box: 2, circa 1972-2014

Writings, Correspondence and Teaching

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Writings: "The Passions of Estelle and John", 1996
  • Folder: 2, Writings: Essays: "The Strongneck Wedding Ceremonies," "Town Meeting," "Sentinel Poems", circa 1972
  • Folder: 3, Writings: "Teeth," first chapter of a novel in progress in "Phantasmata", 1974-1975
  • Folder: 5, Writings: Contract: "When on Love Intent," Viking Penguin Inc. with correspondence, 1985
  • Folder: 6, Writings: Reviews put together by UPNE (University Press of New England), circa 1991-2000
  • Folder: 7, Writings: "Mad Boys," notes, circa 1992
  • Folder: 8, Writings: "Mad Boys," notes with clippings, circa 1993
  • Folder: 9, Writings: "The Kinship" galleys, 1993
  • Folder: 10, Writings: Essays: "Looking for You," "Driving across the Country," "Recycling Reality," "How I wrote Dogs of March", 1993
  • Folder: 11, Writings: Miscellaneous notes, 1995-1997
  • Folder: 12, Writings: Correspondence and reviews re. "The Old American", circa 1996-2003
  • Folder: 13, Writings: Notes on "The Old American" , 1993-1996
  • Folder: 14, Writings: "Writing the Old American," notes, 2014
  • Folder: 15, Writings: Miscellaneous, circa 1992-1995
  • Folder: 16, Writings: "Remembrance," in "The Stonefence Review" , 2001
  • Folder: 17, Writings: "An Evening with Authors," program, 2011
  • Folder: 18, Writings: Ernest Hebert Bio in "Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series", undated
  • Folder: 19, Writings: "The Paradox of Wood," outline (failed book pitch), undated
  • Folder: 20, Writings: Early artwork with correspondence, 2000
  • Folder: 21, Writings: Notes, unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 22, Writings: Notes by John Twist with letter, 2004
  • Folder: 23, Writings: "First Spoon," notes, 1993; 2004
  • Folder: 24, Writings: Notes, circa 2006
  • Folder: 25, Writings: "I Love You," early draft, undated
  • Folder: 26, Writings: "My Mother's Donuts", undated
  • Folder: 27, Writings: The Old American Booksense Tour, itinerary , undated
  • Folder: 28, Writings: Random Notes, 2010-2011
  • Folder: 29, Writings: Fragments, undated
  • Folder: 30, Writings: Writings by Others, circa 2012
  • Folder: 4, Writings: "Recent Writings", 1977-1978
  • Folder: 31, Talk: "How the Great Gatsby Demeans Working People", undated
  • Folder: 32, Talk: Unidentified, undated
  • Folder: 33, Teaching: Keene State College Evaluations, 2014
  • Folder: 34, Teaching: Notes on Teaching , circa 1987
  • Folder: 35, Teaching: Dartmouth College, circa 1990-2006
  • Folder: 36, Teaching: Dartmouth College: Foreign Studies Program, Scotland, 2002-2003
  • Folder: 37, Correspondence: Publishers and Literary Agents, 1984-2004
  • Folder: 38, Correspondence: Universities, 1989-2011
  • Folder: 39, Correspondence, 2001
  • Folder: 40, Correspondence, 2012
  • Folder: 41, Correspondence, 1987; 2010-2014
  • Folder: 42, Clippings, 2005-2014
  • Folder: 43, Flyers, 2006-2011
  • Folder: 44, Book Covers: "Live Free or Die," "The Dogs of March", undated
  • Folder: 45, Photographs: Ernest Hebert and E. Annie Proulx, undated
  • Folder: 46, Calendar Pages, 2012
  • Folder: 47, Calendar Pages, 2014

Box: 3, circa 1989-2002

Posters designed by Hebert to promote readings for Poetry and Prose series while teaching Creative Writings in Dartmouth Colleges' English Department.

Box: 4, 1964-1993

Writings

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, First Novel, untitled, undated
  • Folder: 2, "The Idea of Riot," with handwritten notes, 1964
  • Folder: 3, "Glory in the Morning," in "Cavalier" Magazine, 1967
  • Folder: 4, "The Island," "On the Shelf," Crash Diet", undated
  • Folder: 5, "Grace for the Bishop", undated
  • Folder: 6, "The Lossman Semester," fist novel, circa 1970
  • Folder: 7, "The Lossman Semester", circa 1970
  • Folder: 8, "The Lossman Semester," early draft, circa 1970
  • Folder: 9, "The Curate's Flower," failed version , circa 1979
  • Folder: 10, "The Curate's Flower," failed version , 1979
  • Folder: 11, "The Indian Village of Paris", undated
  • Folder: 12, "Kerouc's Lowell: Asylum and Escape", circa 1993
  • Folder: 13, "The Native", undated
  • Folder: 14, "The Meeting House" , undated
  • Folder: 15, "Blood Ties-The Battle for North America", undated
  • Folder: 16, "When on Love Intent,"early daft, undated
  • Folder: 17, "When on Love Intent," with plot outline, undated
  • Folder: 18, "When on Love Intent", undated
  • Folder: 19, "When on Love Intent", undated
  • Folder: 20, Essay: "People pf the Kinship," first draft, 1992

Box: 5, 1960s-1997

Writings

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Keene State College, 1960s
  • Folder: 2, Keene State College, 1967
  • Folder: 3, Keene State College, 1960s
  • Folder: 4, Keene State College, 1970s
  • Folder: 5, Keene State College and Stanford University, undated
  • Folder: 6, Keene State College, circa 1963
  • Folder: 7, Keene State College, circa 1963
  • Folder: 8, Stanford University , 1969
  • Folder: 9, Poems, 1960s
  • Folder: 10, Poems, 1960s
  • Folder: 11, Poems written in Staford for Donald Davie's Class, undated
  • Folder: 12, "Clark," first attempt at novel writing, circa 1970
  • Folder: 13, Writings, 1970s
  • Folder: 14, Miscellaneous short stories, 1970s
  • Folder: 15, Early writings, 1970s
  • Folder: 16, Early writings-Bread Loaf Writers Conference, circa 1974
  • Folder: 17, Writings, 1975
  • Folder: 18, Writings, 1976
  • Folder: 19, Writings, 1977
  • Folder: 20, Writings, 1978
  • Folder: 21, Poems, undated
  • Folder: 22, Poems, undated
  • Folder: 23, Poems, undated
  • Folder: 24, Poems and non-fiction , undated
  • Folder: 25, Non-Fiction , undated
  • Folder: 26, Fragments, undated
  • Folder: 27, Fragments, undated
  • Folder: 28, Piece on Richard Whitney and Ted Childs for "Yankee" Magazine, undated
  • Folder: 29, Writings, undated
  • Folder: 30, Fragments and notes, circa 1997

Box: 6, circa 1974-1985

Writings

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "The Dogs of March," earliest draft, circa 1974
  • Folder: 2, "The Dogs of March," copy edited draft, undated
  • Folder: 3, "The Dogs of March," screen treatment, undated
  • Folder: 4, "The Dogs of March," screenplay (with Tim Timreck), undated
  • Folder: 5, "The Dogs of March," reviews with correspondence, 1980
  • Folder: 6, "Kin," handwritten first draft, undated
  • Folder: 7, "Kin," early draft, undated
  • Folder: 8, "The Charcoal Burner" ("Kin"), early draft, undated
  • Folder: 9, "A Little More Than Kin," copy-edited, 1985
  • Folder: 10, Untitled ("Whisper My Name"), draft, undated
  • Folder: 11, Untitled ("Whisper My Name"), draft, undated
  • Folder: 12, Untitled ("Whisper My Name"), draft, undated

Box: 7, circa 1983

Writings: Manuscripts: "Whisper My Name"; "The Passion of Estelle Jordan"

Box: 8, circa 1988-1993

Writings: Manuscripts: "The Passion of Estelle Jordan" (novel and screenplay); "Live Free Or Die"

Box: 9, circa 1988

Writings: Manuscripts: "Live Free Or Die" (novel and screenplay); "Mad Dogs" with notes

Box: 10, circa 1991-1995

Writings: Manuscripts: "The Last Stand" ("Firewheel"); "Lotus Magellan" ("Virtual Reality-The Adventures of Lotus Magellan"

Box: 11, 1972-2001

Writings: Manuscripts

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Sci Fi," early draft, circa 1972
  • Folder: 2, "Sci Fi," photocopy, circa 1972
  • Folder: 3, "Sci Fi", circa 1972
  • Folder: 4, Proposal for non-fiction book "A Search for God in America", 1991
  • Folder: 5, "Huck," early draft, undated
  • Folder: 6, "Huck" ("Mad Boys") first draft, 1992
  • Folder: 7, "Up From Down" ("Spoonwood"), circa 2000
  • Folder: 8, "Spoonwood," draft, undated
  • Folder: 9, "Spoonwood" Correspondence, 2005
  • Folder: 10, "Spoonwood" book tour and speaking schedule notes, 2001
  • Folder: 11, "Bad Children", undated
  • Folder: 12, "Mrs. Hillary and her Bad Children", circa 2001
  • Folder: 13, "Mrs. Hillary and her Bad Children", circa 2001
  • Folder: 14, "Mrs. Hillary and her Bad Children", circa 2001
  • Folder: 15, "Mrs. Hillary and her Bad Children" with notes, circa 2001
  • Folder: 16, "Gulf Coast Volunteers" article, undated
  • Folder: 17, Speech at KHS Commencement, 1998

Box: 12, undated

Writings: Manuscripts: "The Old American"; "Blake House-A Mixture of Nations"

Box: 13, circa 1969-2002

Writings: Galleys and Notebooks

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "The Passion of Estelle Jordan," galleys, 1987
  • Folder: 2, "Whisper My Name," galleys, undated
  • Folder: 3, "The Dogs of March," galleys, undated
  • Folder: 4, "A Little More Than Kin," galleys, undated
  • Folder: 5, Notepads, 1969
  • Folder: 6, Journal, 1996
  • Folder: 7, Notepads, 1997
  • Folder: 8, Notepads, 1998
  • Folder: 9, Notepads, 1998
  • Folder: 10, Notepads, 1998
  • Folder: 11, Notepads, 1999
  • Folder: 12, Notepads, 2000
  • Folder: 13, Notepads, 2000-2002
  • Folder: 14, Notepads, undated

Box: 14, 1967-1993

Correspondence

Box: 15, 1918; 1960s-2003

Correspondence and Personal

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Michael Lowenthal (UPNE), 1993
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1994
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1995
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1995-1998
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1996
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, 1997-1999
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, 2000-2003
  • Folder: 8, Clippings with correspondence (Viking Press), 1982
  • Folder: 9, Clippings, 1980s
  • Folder: 10, Clippings, 1979-1980
  • Folder: 11, Clippings, 1980-1982
  • Folder: 12, Reviews, 1984-1990
  • Folder: 13, Reviews, 1986-1993
  • Folder: 14, Reviews, 1991-1993
  • Folder: 15, Reviews, 1990-1993
  • Folder: 16, Personal: Family Birth and Death Certificates, circa 1918-1963
  • Folder: 17, Personal: Notepads with diary entries and to do lists, 2002
  • Folder: 18, Personal: Notepads with diary entries and to do lists, 2002
  • Folder: 19, Personal: Journal pages, 1996
  • Folder: 20, Personal: Letters of Reference and CVs, undated
  • Folder: 21, Personal: Computer Photo Art, undated
  • Folder: 22, Personal: Photographs: Ernest Herbert and Family and Friends, 1970s
  • Folder: 23, Personal: "Contemporary Authors' Autobiography Series" Volume 24, Bio, undated
  • Folder: 24, Personal: Photographs: Contact Sheets and Negatives, circa 1977-1979

Box: 16, 1974-1985

Miscellaneous: Flyers, clippings, notes, correspondence, writings

Box: 17, 1979-2006

Miscellaneous: Flyers, clippings, correspondence, notes, writings; "Boston Globe" column; Notebooks

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Miscellaneous, 1985
  • Folder: 2, Miscellaneous, 1986
  • Folder: 3, Miscellaneous, 1986
  • Folder: 4, Miscellaneous, 1988
  • Folder: 5, Miscellaneous, 1989-2004
  • Folder: 6, Journalism, circa 1979
  • Folder: 7, "Boston Globe" columns, 1979-1981
  • Folder: 8, "Boston Globe" columns, 1982-1984
  • Folder: 9, "Boston Globe" columns for book with rejection letter, 1984
  • Folder: 10, "On a Trial Basis," draft of manuscript of newspaper columns, undated
  • Folder: 11, Contracts, 1983-1991
  • Folder: 12, Spoon and Bowl (Book) Tour, 2006
  • Folder: 13, Notebooks, 1994
  • Folder: 14, Notebooks, 1996-06
  • Folder: 15, Notebooks, 1996
  • Folder: 16, Notebooks, undated
  • Folder: 17, Notebooks, undated
  • Folder: 18, Teaching, 1984

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