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COLLINS MSS.

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Inventory

I. WRITINGS AND ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS.

Organized into the following subseries of writings by Jack Collins: My Seven Chess Prodigies; Maxims of Chess; Modern Chess Openings; Columns and Articles; Early Manuscripts; Other; and Writings by Other Authors.

Box 1
My Seven Chess Prodigies
  • Correspondence with Publishers, 1973-1983, undated
  • Draft, Jan. 30, 1976 (2 folders)
  • Incomplete Index of Biographies
  • Index of Openings, Index of Players
  • Interview Transcripts
  • Miscellaneous Magazine References on the Top Five Young Masters
  • Note Sheets on Young Masters
  • Notes and Related Materials, 1974, undated
  • Notes Sent to Fischer, June 29, 1974
  • Royalty Statements, 1975-1978
  • Young Masters Draft, 1974 (2 folders)
  • Various Typescript Sections, corrected
  • Young Masters Publisher Agreement, 1973
Maxims of Chess
  • Art
  • Contracts and Publisher Correspondence, 1976-1977
  • Draft, 1977 (2 folders)
  • Draft, Dec. 11, 1978
  • Galley Proofs
  • Galley Proofs, Author's Set
Box 2
  • Maxims
  • Receipts and Royalty Statements, 1978-1993
  • Style Sheet and Other Notes
Modern Chess Openings
  • Correspondence with C.C.L.A., 1957
  • Correspondence with Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1956, undated
  • Correspondence with Walter Korn, 1950-1956
  • Correspondence with Walter Korn, 1957-1958
  • Final Page Proofs, 1957
  • Page Proofs Corrections, 1957
  • Recapitulation of Earnings, 1965
  • Royalty Statements, 1959, undated
  • Typescript #1, undated
  • Typescript #2, undated
  • Typescript #3, undated
  • Typescript #4, undated
  • Typescript #5, undated
  • Typescript #6, undated
  • Typescript #7, undated
  • Typescript #8, undated
  • Typescript #9, undated
  • Typescript #10, undated
  • Typescript Material, undated (3 folders)
Columns and Articles
  • Chess Life, Games by USCF Members, 1952-1954
  • Chess Life, Games by USCF Members, 1954-1957
  • Chess Life, Games by USCF Members, 1967-1971
  • Chess Life, "How the Chess Openings Got Their Names," Corrected Draft, undated
  • Chess Life Review Postal Games, Oct. 22, 1969
Box 3
  • Chess Movies, 1944-1949
  • Chess Review Postal Games, July 11, 1957 (2 folders)
  • Chess Review Postal Games, Jan. 29, 1969
  • Chess Review Postal Games, undated (4 folders)
  • Correspondence, Chess Review Postal Games, 1970-1972
  • Correspondent End Games, undated
  • Dictionary of American Biography, undated
  • Elementary Electronics, "En Passant," 1968-1971
  • "How the Chess Openings Got Their Names," Allegro, undated
  • "How the Chess Openings Got Their Names," Chess Life, Corrected Draft, undated
  • "How the Chess Openings Got Their Names," Chess World, Uncorrected Draft, undated
  • Journal of Paraplegia, Chess Column Notes, undated
  • Journal of Paraplegia, Correspondence, 1951-1953
  • Journal of Paraplegia, Published Copies, 1951-1953
  • "The MCO Story," Draft, undated
  • "The MCO Story", Published Version, March 1958
  • Solitaire Chess, 1947
Early Manuscripts
  • "Around the Desk," June 15, 1937
  • "Big League Prospect," undated
  • "The Cabby," March 7, 1940
  • "A Christmas Guest," undated
  • "Country Cop," 1939
  • "Death Drops," 1944
  • "Football Foolishness," April 29, 1936
  • "Hotel Clerk," undated
  • "A Manager's Choice," undated
  • "A Mistake," undated
  • "Mountain Murder," undated
  • "Mrs. Groom's Adventure," undated
  • "My Philosophy," Jan. 23, 1941
  • "No. 89655," undated
  • "Not a Coward," undated
  • "Pepper," undated
  • "Pitching- Jeff Higgins," Sept. Oct. 1939
  • Political Essays and other Thoughts, 1939-1942, undated
  • "Quoted Beliefs," undated
  • "The Recluse Reflects," Sept. 18, 1941
  • "Routine Monotony," June 16, 1931
  • "The Ruppert Household," undated
  • Shorter Writings and Untitled Works, 1933, undated
  • "The Tale of One Eight-Year Old in the Jungle," undated
  • "Taxinter," Brooklyn, Feb. 16, 1940
  • "Tim," undated
  • "Turned Out," undated
  • War Drafts, undated
  • "Wheelchair Detective," or "The Recluse Reflects," undated
  • Writer's Digest Assignments, 1933-1934
  • Miscellaneous Verse, undated
  • Miscellaneous, undated
Other
  • "Chess Openings by World Champions," written 1958-1963
  • "Emanuel Lasker: 1868-1941," undated
  • "A Plan to Develop Chess Ability," undated
Writings by Other Authors
  • "Death," by Santasiere, A.E., 1973
  • "Our Day at City Hall," by Oliver Jovanovic, undated

II. PROFESSIONAL.

Organized into the following subseries: Chess Club Records; Collins Kids; Game Submissions; General Business; and Other.

Box 4
Chess Club Records
  • A Lecture at the Brooklyn Chess Club, Jan. 11, 1947
  • Brooklyn Chess Club, 1946-1948
  • Brooklyn Chess League, 1934-1937
  • "Caissa's Clarion," Brooklyn Chess Club Bulletin, 1947
  • "Caissa's Clarion," Brooklyn Chess Club Bulletin, 1948
  • Hawthorne Chess Club, Attendance and Dues, 1931-1939
  • Hawthorne Chess Club, Correspondence, 1932-1937
  • Hawthorne Chess Club, Constitution, Minutes and Matches, 1931-1933, undated
  • Manhattan Chess Club, 1970-1978, undated
  • Marshall Chess Club, 1940-2000, undated
  • Metropolitan Chess League, 1952-1954, 1962
  • Ventnor City Invitation, 1939, 1940
Collins Kids
  • 1984 Chess Festival, Kiamesha Lake, July 16-20
  • 1986 Chess Saga
  • 1990 Chess Saga vs. Icelandic Youth Team Programs
  • 1996 Amateur Team Championship Results and Honors
  • The Collins Kids Clarion, Vol. III, Spring 1997
  • CK vs. Harvard and Rockefeller, New York, 1978
  • CK vs. Icelandic and Israeli Youth Teams, 1984 (2 folders)
  • CK vs. Icelandic Youth and Ethel Collins Memorial Tournament, June-July 1996
  • CK vs. West Point Cadets, Apr. 17, 1982
  • Copies of Logo Design
  • Ethel B. Collins Memorial Tournament, March 1994
  • Proposed CK vs. Icelandic Kids, New York, 1978-1979
  • Receipts
  • United States Chess Federation Affiliate Certificates, 1999, 2000
  • Other, 1972-2001, undated
Game Submissions
  • 1938-1969
  • 1970-1971
  • 1972
  • 1973, 1976, undated
General Business
  • Address Book #1
  • Collins' Income, 1945-1971
  • Collins' Income, 1973
  • Contact Information
  • Jack's Inventories
  • Other Telephone and Address Books
  • Phone Book
  • Rolodex, A-G
Box 5
  • Rolodex, B-H
  • Rolodex, H-S
  • Rolodex, I-R
  • Rolodex, S-Z
  • Rolodex, unsorted
Other
  • Awards and Honors
  • Biographical Materials on Chess Players, A-G
  • Biographical Materials on Chess Players, H-K
  • Biographical Materials on Chess Players, L-Z
  • Chess Bios
  • Chess Life Data
  • Collins and Dunst Correspondence Chess Course, 1945, undated
  • Collins' Exhibit, World Chess Hall of Fame, 2001
  • Complete Ableware Catalog, JWC Feature, 1995
  • David Feldman, Early Prodigious Achievement, 1975
  • Interviews with Collins
  • JWC Biographical Material
  • The Lincoln Hilton, undated
  • Logo Prints
  • United States Chess Federation, 1975-1992
  • United States Chess Federation Forms and Papers
  • Miscellaneous

III. BOBBY FISCHER.

Note: the bulk of the correspondence in this series are letters written by Bobby Fischer to John and Ethel Collins.

Correspondence
  • Collins, Ethel, 1976-1979
  • Collins, Ethel and John, 1958-1967, undated
  • Collins, John, 1959-1982, undated
  • Edmondson, Ed, Oct. 29, 1969
  • Koch, Edward I., Feb. 16, 1978
  • Regarding Fischer and Schuyler Broughton, 1976-1988
Bobby Fischer Game Records
  • 1953-1961, undated
  • Copies of Games, 1971, undated
  • "Game of the Century" Score Sheet and Analysis, Oct. 17, 1956
  • Score Sheets and Notes, 1958-1964, undated
  • Unidentified Clipping, undated
Memorabilia
  • 1972 World Championship
  • Ethel Collins' Diaries from 1972 World Championship
Other
  • Blank Postcard Given to Jack from Bobby
  • Clippings, 1972 World Championship
  • Clippings and Articles
  • Clippings and Notes, Bobby Fischer and Iceland
  • District Court Case, Fischer vs. Darrach, Dec. 1975
  • Plea for Fischer to Return to Chess, undated
  • "The Role of Bobby Fischer as a Cold War Symbol," Mar. 9, 1992

IV. GAME RECORDS.

Contains general game records covering the arc of Collins' career. Game records for Bobby Fischer are in the Bobby Fischer series.

Box 6
  • Anderssen's Games, Opening Index, undated
  • Assorted Problems: Moves in 5-16 Moves, 16 Problems-No Solutions
  • Belgrade, 1964
  • Benoni, La Defense Benoni et La Defense Benoni Moderne, undated
  • Championnat de France, 1963
  • Collins' Games, 1932-1940
  • Collins' Games, 1938-1970, undated
  • Collins' Games, 1941-1950
  • Collins' Games, 1951-1960
  • Collins' Games, 1955-1972, 1976
  • Collins' Games, 1956
  • Collins' Games, 1961-1999
  • Collins' Games, 1969
  • Collins' Games, 1971
  • Collins' Games, undated
  • D. Byrne Matches, 1967-1968
  • Compiled Budapest Defense, Josef Staker and Alan Glasscoe, 1979
  • European Tournaments, 1899-1904
  • European Tournaments, 1909-1921
  • European Tournaments, 1923-1936
  • Games Annotated by Collins, 1945-1949, undated
  • Games Annotated by Collins, 1948-1950, undated
  • Games Annotated by Collins, 1950-1952
  • Hermann Helms vs. Louis J. Wolff, February 1908
  • Inventories, 1953-1962
  • JWC Annotations on Saul Rubin's Games, Apr.-May 1956
Box 7
  • JWC Weekly Planners, 1978-1981
  • JWC Weekly Planners, 1982-1984
  • JWC Weekly Planners, 1985-1987
  • JWC Weekly Planners, 1988-1990
  • JWC Weekly Planners, 1991-1993
  • JWC Weekly Planners, 1994-1995
  • Kresse vs. Austin, 1939 Special Leadership, Notes by JWC
  • Log Cabin Chess Club, U.S.C.F., Seeded Championship, Aug. 1959
  • Lombardy Games, undated
  • Marshall Championship, Collins vs. K. Messerschmitt, Budapest Defense, Mar. 2, 1940
  • Match with Marshall, 1907
  • "My Games of Chess," by John Collins, Book I, 1932-1937
  • "My Games of Chess," by John Collins, Book II, 1937-1938
  • "Opening Options," by John Collins, Sept. 21, 1948
  • Photostats Published by the Dutch Chess Center, 1952-1954
  • Postal Instruction Games, 1914, 1950, 1957-1967
  • Postal Instruction Games, 1968-1976, 1980
  • Postal Instruction Games Annotated by Collins, 1951-1952
  • Records of Collins' Prize Winnings, 1948-1952, undated
  • Reshevsky Memorial Tournament, Rounds 1-7, 1992
  • Santasiere Games, 1971
  • Selected Games by JWC, undated
  • Seventh Midwest Open and Nebraska State Chess Championship, Sept. 1957
  • To Collins from Lombardy, Christmas, 1994
  • U.S. Chess Championship, 1966-1967
  • 1959-1963
  • Untitled, January 1979
  • Miscellaneous

V. PUBLICATIONS.

Arranged alphabetically by title, then oversized.

Box 8
  • 14th U.S. Jr. Chess Championship & 60th U.S. Open Chess Championship, 1959
  • 59th Annual U.S. Open Chess Championship, Rochester, MN, 1958
  • Ableware Homeware Catalog, 1995 (Collins Feature)
  • Absolute Chess, by Weaver W. Adams, 1959
  • All Games from the XXIII U.S.S.R. Chess Championship, 1956
  • All Games from the Carlsbad International Chess Congress, 1929
  • All Games from the New York International Chess Congress, 1927
  • American Chess Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 4, Jul.-Aug., 1939
  • Chess, 1936, 1939, 1958
  • Chess Charts, Issue No. 2, April, 1941
  • The Chess Correspondent, Vol. XXV, Nos. 5 and 6, 1952
  • Chess Endings from Modern Master Play, Jacques Mieses, 1901
  • Chess is an Art, by Richard Kujoth, 1955
  • Chess Life, 1953, 1961, 1963
  • Chess Life, Vol. 38, No. 8, Augtust 1983
  • Chess Life, Vol. 41, No. 6, June 1986
  • Chess Life, Vol. 46, No. 5, May 1991
  • Chess Life, 2000-2002
  • Chess Life, Proof Copy, March 2002
  • Chess Life and Review, May and August, 1978
  • Chess Monthly, Vol. 62, No. 8, November 1997
  • Chess Pie, 1922, 1927
  • Chess Pie, No. 3, 1936
  • Chess Review, October 1952
  • Chess Review, February 1954
  • The Chess Review, December, 1938
  • The Chess Weekly, Vol. 11, No. 18, March 27, 1909
  • A Course in the Elements of Modern Chess Strategy, Reinfeld and Green, Lessons I-V, 1935
  • A Course in the Elements of Modern Chess Strategy, Reinfeld and Green, Lessons VI-XII, 1936
  • David Bronstein's Best Games of Chess, 1944-1949, by Larry Evans, Limited Ed. No.2
  • Empire Chess, Vol. VI, No. 1, Winter 1986
  • Finals and Semi-finals of the Manhattan and Marshall C.C. Championships, 1956-1957
  • Fred Reinfeld Limited Editions, Vol. V, Botvinnik's Best Games, Part I, 1927-1934
  • Fred Reinfeld Limited Editions, Vol. X, Ventnor City Tournament, 1939
  • Fred Reinfeld Limited Editions, Vol. VII, Semmering-Baden Tournament, 1937
  • Fretta-Blad T.R., 1980, 1982, 1983
  • Het Eindspel, No. 9, Dr. M. Euwe, 1951
Box 9
  • Instructive and Practical Endings from Master Chess, Reinfeld, Lessons II-IV, 1937
  • International Chess Tournament, Carlsbad, Bohemia, Aug.-Sept., 1911
  • Materials about Iceland, 1985-1987
  • Milwaukee, 1957, Edited by Jack Spence, 1958
  • Milwaukee Chess Championships, New Western and North Central, 1959
  • Modern Iceland, Special Issue: Centuries of Chess, 1987
  • National Geographic, Vol. 172, No. 2, February 1987
  • New Ideas in Old Settings: The Caro-Kann Defense, by Warren H. Goldman, 1958
  • New Jersey Open Chess Championship, Compiled by Robert Durkin, 1959
  • Newsletters, 1966-1993
  • Principles of Strategy in the Game of Checkers, Louis C. Ginsberg, 1932
  • Quest, March 1987
  • Roman Pelts Instructional Materials
  • Russian Works, 1947, 1951
  • Selected Games from the 58th U.S. Open Chess Championship, 1957
  • Selection of Games from the San Diego Open, August, 1956
  • Simple Chess, by Weaver W. Adams, 1946
  • Simple Chess, by Weaver W. Adams, Revised, 1958
  • Skakfelagsbladid, 9-21 mars 1988
  • Some Facts about Iceland for Ethel Collins, PC Globe, Inc., 1990
  • Les Tableaux Echiqueens, A. Garreau, [1966]
  • Tartakower Memorial Chess Congress, Detroit, 1956
  • Temas, XXV, No. 292, Mayo, 1975
  • TWA Ambassador, May, 1980
  • U.S. Chess Championship and 5th Rosenwald Trophy Tournament, 1958-1959
  • U.S. Chess Saga, 1984-1990
  • Ventnor City International Masters Tournament, 1945
  • Vienna International Tournament, 1922, by Larry Evans, 1948
  • Vim and Vigor, Fall 2000
  • World Championship Candidates Tournament, 1953
  • Miscellaneous Printed
  • Chess Archives, Dr. M. Euwe, 1965-1966 (binder)
Box 35 (Oversize)
  • Life Magazine, "The Deadly Gamesman" (Bobby Fischer), Nov. 12, 1971 (2 copies)
  • America (Russian language), includes "A Passion for Chess" article on Jack Collins, 1978

VI. CORRESPONDENCE.

Organized alphabetically by last name of the correspondent. Correspondence from Bobby Fischer is located in the Bobby Fischer series.

Box 10
  • A-B
  • C
  • Collins, John W.
  • D-E
  • F-I
  • J-L
  • M-O
  • P-S
  • T-U
  • U.S. Chess Federation: Instructions and Introductory Letters, 1952-1953
  • V-Z
  • Unidentified, 1946-1999
  • Correspondence re: Collins Kids and Chess as an Amateur Sport, 1978
Box 31 (Oversize)
  • Framed Letter from Wilhelm "William" Steinitz to J. Spence, August 31, 1895

VII. PERSONAL.

Box 10
  • Carolyn LaSears Boyd Collins Biographical Material
  • Collins' Family Tree
  • Collins' Genealogy Information
  • Custom-Made Tricycle, 1966-1967
  • Dad and Mother's Birth Certificates
  • Dad's Army Papers, 1899, 1930, undated
  • Estate of John W. Collins
  • Framed JWC Memorabilia
  • Grandfather Collins' Papers, 1873-1903
  • Henry E. Ecktrom's Will and Death Certificate, 1964
  • JWC Letter to President F.D. Roosevelt, May 15, 1941
  • John and Ethel Collins' Household Inventory, undated
  • John W. Collins Composition Book
  • John and Ethel Collins' Household Inventory
  • Medicaid Application, January 12, 2001
  • Memorial of Ethel B. Collins for John W. Collins, May 25, 1993
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mother's Keepsakes
  • New York Society for Ethical Culture, June-July, 1981
  • Personal Effects
  • Polka Brilliante, Piccolo Solo Played by John T. Collins
  • Sheet Music, Words and Music by Jack W. Collins, undated
  • Sousa Band Society News, September 1977
  • Will and Bequeath of Louis J. Wolff, 1985-1986
  • Will of Alexander Meyer, March 21, 1990
  • JWC Memorial Guestbook (album)

VIII. CLIPPINGS.

Box 11
  • Allegro, May, 1975
  • Articles about JWC
  • Articles by Robert Byrne
  • Chess, 1939
  • Chess, 1941
  • Chess, 1944
  • Chess, 1945
  • Chess, 1946
  • Chess, 1947
  • Chess, 1948
  • Chess, 1949
  • Chess, 1940s
  • Chess, 1950
  • Chess, 1951
  • Chess, 1952
  • Chess, 1953
  • Chess, 1954
  • Chess, 1955
  • Chess, 1956
  • Chess, 1957
  • Chess, 1958
  • Chess, Cazenovia, 1958
  • Chess, Rochester, 1958
  • Chess, 1965, 1967
  • Chess Life, June 20, 1959
  • Chess Strategies and Analyses
  • Clippings and Folios, 1969
  • Clippings and Notes from Books
  • Collins Kids
  • Duchamp, Marcel and Alexina
  • Ethel Collins' Memorial
  • Game Clippings
  • "Games by USCF Members," 1960, 1968
  • John Cage
  • JWC Clippings, 1959
  • JWC, 1978-1979
  • Literary Market
  • Marcus and Bryan Brown
  • Miscellaneous Chess
  • New York Chess Clubs
  • NT, June 27, 1985
  • Other
  • "Petrosian Crushed in 26 Moves," by Lloyd S. Smith, undated
  • Photocopies of Chess Book Title Pages
  • Related Game Clippings
  • Russian News, October, 1956
  • Sicilian Defense
  • Ventnor City Invitation Chess Tournament, 1939
  • "What I Discovered about Poop Glover," The Saturday Evening Post, 1976
  • WWII News, 1939-1945

IX. MEMORABILIA.

Organized into the following subseries: Tournament Programs and Bulletins; and Other.

Tournament Programs and Bulletins
  • 16eme Olympiade D'Echecs, Israel, 1964
  • Tallinn, 1975
  • Mexico, 1978, 1980
  • 1945-1975
  • 1981-1996
Other
  • Armed Forces Chess Tournament Dinner, 1967, 1969
  • Blank Cards
Box 12
  • International Chess Calendars, 1990-1998
  • Israel Brochures and Pamphlets, 1970s-1980s
  • Ordination of Reverend Lombardy, May 27, 1967
  • Rolywholover: A Circus, John Cage Exhibition, 1994
  • Township of Dover Proclamation, Jan. 8, 1982
  • Miscellaneous

X. PHOTOGRAPHS.

Organized into the following subseries: General; and Framed.

General
  • Chess Players and Enclosed Notes
  • Christmas Photos from Siggn and Silja, 1983
  • Collins, 1987, undated
  • Collins' Apartment, undated
  • Collins and Friends, undated
  • Collins and Others
  • Collins and Others, 1993
  • Collins and Others, Negatives, 1993
  • Collins and Others Eating in Reykjavik, 1972 (From Fischer/Spassky Album #4)
  • Collins, Ethel and Jack, Miscellaneous Negatives
  • Collins Kids
  • Collins Kids' Rolywholover Circus, April 25, 1994
  • CK to Israel, 1983-1984
  • Concord, Collins Kids vs. Iceland, 1988-1989
  • Dale, Arthur, August 3, 1991
  • Enlarged Photos from Parsippany, 1994
  • Enlarged Photos of John and Ethel, August, 1988
  • Family Portraits
  • Fischer and Weinstein, October 1956, October 1957
  • Fischer as a young boy playing chess with Collins, undated
  • Fischer playing Collins with Weinstein in background, undated
  • Goldmanski and Others, undated
  • Helms, Hermann, 1955
  • Iceland, 1995-1996
  • Jack and Ethel Christmas Card Prints, 1987
  • Jack on Tricycle, February, 1993
  • John T. Collins' Band, undated
  • JWC Photos by Wolff Weber
  • JWC Picture Gallery, Hall of Fame
  • John Cage Photos, 1971
  • Karpov, Anatoly
  • Lasker, Edward and Wolff, Louis, June 1978, undated
  • Lasker, Emanuel
  • Olafsson, Fridrik, undated
  • Lyman, Shelby, January, 1988
  • Personal Framed Photos, undated
  • Photos from Jack's Apartment
  • Stanley B. Winters, 1991, 1993, undated
  • Tennessee, Lilla, and Friend
  • Vermont, Summer 1990
  • X-Ray of Collins' Pelvis at Age 2
  • August, 1958
  • September, 1967
  • April, 1989
  • Miscellaneous
Framed
Box 13
  • Ethel Collins with Two Children
  • Framed Photos of Jack
  • Jack and man holding a cup
  • Jack playing chess with Clara Collins
  • Jack posed with a child at Awards Banquet
  • Jack's Godchild in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • John Philip Sousa and Band (John T. Collins, far left)
  • John T. Collins and others in military attire
  • John W. Collins and Hermann Helms
  • JWC playing chess
  • Louis Wolff as WWI Soldier
  • Photos of Apartment Buildings (3 folders)
  • Photos of Houses
  • Portrait of Baby
Box 29
  • Unn the Deep Minded
  • Portrait of Soldiers
  • Portrait of John T. Collins
  • Jack playing chess with children
  • Portrait of Unidentified Couple
  • Portrait of Wilhelm Steinitz
  • Portraits of Children
  • Portraits of Jack and Ethel
  • Woman in Fur Coat, 1955
  • Unidentified, July, 1985
  • Unidentified Framed Photos

XI. ALBUMS AND SCRAPBOOKS.

Box 12
  • Scrapbook in Ethel Collins' Memory (2 folders)
Box 14
  • John T. Collins Photos and Clippings
  • JWC Clippings #1
  • JWC Clippings #2
  • JWC Clippings #4
  • Chess Clippings, Scrapbook #1
  • Chess Scrapbook #2
  • Early Scores, Clippings and Letters of Jack
  • Jack's Very First Album of Chess Clippings, etc.
Box 15
  • U.S. Open, Lincoln, 1975
  • NYS Tournament, Corning, 1969
  • U.S. Open, Rochester, 1958 and NYS Tournament, 1956, Buffalo
  • Bobby, 1958; Karpov, Apr. 1979; Korschnoi at JWC Home, Aug. 1983; Kasparov, 1988
  • U.S. Open, Atlanta, 1967
  • U.S. Open, Cleveland, 1958
  • U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, Somerset, 1992
  • 1984 U.S. Chess Festival, Concord, U.S., Iceland, Israel #1
  • JWC #1
  • JWC #2
  • JWC #3
  • JWC #5
Box 16
  • Iceland, 1972 #1-A
  • Iceland, 1972 #8
  • Fischer-Spassky, 1972 #1
  • Fischer-Spassky, 1972 #2
  • Fischer-Spassky, 1972 #4
  • Fischer-Spassky, 1972 #5
  • Fischer-Spassky, 1972 #6
  • Fischer-Spassky, 1972 #7
Box 17
  • Collins Kids #1
  • Collins Kids #2
  • Collins Kids #3
  • Collins Kids #4
  • Collins Kids #5
  • Collins Kids #6
  • Collins Kids #7
  • Collins Kids #8
  • Collins Kids #9
  • Collins Kids #10
  • Collins Kids #11
Box 18
  • Collins Kids Party at Nils Kessler's, 1976
  • Collins Kids Amateur Tournament, Atlantic City, 1977
  • Collins Kids Match, Parties at Jack's House, 1977
  • Collins Kids West Point, 1977 & 1978
  • Collins Kids City Hall, 1978
  • Collins Kids U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, Somerset, 1981
  • Collins Kids, West Point, 1982
  • Collins Kids U.S. Amateur Team, 1982-1983
  • Collins Kids West Point, 1983-1984
  • 1980-1984, [Multiple events; Primarily Collins Kids]
Box 19
  • Iceland Safari 1977-1978 #1
  • Iceland Safari 1977-1978 #2
  • Icelandic Saga 1978-1979 #1
  • Iceland Saga 1978-1979 #2
  • Iceland Saga 1978-1979 #3
  • Iceland Saga 1978-1979, #4
  • Part of Iceland Saga, 1978
  • Iceland Saga, Gift from Iceland, 1978-1979
  • 1978-1979
Box 20
  • Iceland, CK Safari, June 1985 #4
  • CK, Israel Scenes, 1983-1984
  • Iceland Safari, 1980 #1
  • Iceland Safari, 1980 #2
  • Iceland Safari, 1980 #3
  • Iceland Saga, Concord, 1981 #1
  • Iceland Safari, 1982-1983 #1
  • Iceland Safari, 1982-1983 #2
  • Iceland Safari, 1982-1983 #3
Box 21
  • Icelandic Safari, June 1985 #1
  • Icelandic Safari, June 1985 #2
  • Icelandic Safari, June 1985 #3
  • Iceland Safari, June 1985 #5
  • CK vs. Israeli Kids, Israel, 1983-1984
  • CK vs. Israeli Kids, Israel, 1983-1984
  • U.S. Chess Festival, U.S., Iceland, Israel, 1984
  • Collins Kids Portfolio, 1977
Box 22
  • CK, 1977
  • 1990 Saga, CK Kids vs. Iceland
  • CK vs. Harvard, Chang-Aspis Award, 1986
  • CK Teams, U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, 1988
  • Collins Kids, USAT, Somerset, 1990
  • CK Icelandic Saga, 1990; Thanksgiving, Zamora,
  • CK Matches at JWC Home, 1985
  • Nawrose Nur, 1990
  • Jack's Russian Kids
  • Untitled, "To Jack and Ethel from Robert"
  • Jack's Kids vs. Iselananders, 1990, Concord
Box 23
  • Jack, Simol at Dalton, March 1988
  • U.S. Amateur Team Tournaments, 1986-1987
  • Iceland Saga, 1988 #1
  • CK Iceland Saga, 1988 #2
  • CK Iceland Saga, 1988 #3
  • Gurevich-Adams CK Match, 1985-1986 #1
  • Gurevich-Adams CK Match, 1985-1986
  • Florida, 1988, Nicky and Jack
  • CK Icelandic Saga, July 1986 #1
  • CK Icelandic Saga, July 1986 #2
  • U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, Somerset, 1985
  • U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, Somerset, 1989
Box 24
  • Jack Alone #1
  • Jack and Chess Friends #1
  • Jack and Chess Friends #2
  • Jack's Chess Friends #3
  • JWC Chess Friends #4
  • Jack's Friends #5
  • JWC Chess Friends #6
  • JWC Chess Events and People
Box 25
  • Chess Cards, etc., Special Keepsakes
  • Letters to Jack #1
  • Letters to Jack #2
  • Lombardy Cards and Letters
  • Letters and Clippings to Jack #3
Box 26
  • Letters To Jack #4
  • Happy Birthday!
  • Clippings Regarding Jack Clara had kept over many years
  • JWC Clippings #3
  • Letters to John #5 Hall of Fame
  • JWC 1991 U.S. Chess Hall of Fame and Our Trip
  • [Jack's Handmade Toy Soldiers]
Box 27
  • Silyja 1
  • Silyja 2
  • Untitled, [black album with floral accent], undated
  • Gift from Bennie, Ethel's Favorite Father, March 1991
  • Untitled; date unclear...1955-1986 or 1979-1983 (covers multiple events: Danny's Birthday Party May 1983, Pearl and Allen Kaufman Wedding 1980, Sig-Waters- and Collins 1979)
  • CK Sal Matera: Wedding Ann and Sal, undated
  • Untitled; multiple events: Alan and Sara Wedding, 1958; Chess Friends (no particular time or place); 1956- Trip with Al and Sara - St. Louis, Canada, Vermont
  • Collins' House
  • Collins' New Year's Parties, 1971
  • Jack, Ethel New Year's 1988/ New Year's Day at Home 1988
Box 28
  • Louis J. Wolff #1
  • Louis J. Wolff #2

XII. AUDIO-VISUAL.

Videocassettes
  • 1987 World Chess Championship, Show #103 "Bobby Fischer's Chess" (4 copies)
  • The Works - "Duchamp"
  • Ethel's Birthday
  • The "Cross-Country Adventure", July 25-August 13, 1991
  • Iceland Chess, PBS Chess Tournament, 9/23/84 (3 copies)
Audiocassettes
  • Accompanying Note
  • Andreas Vollenweider, William Ackerman, Kripalu Instrumentalists
  • Collins Service, 5/25/93
  • Ethel B Collins Memorial, 5/25/93
  • John and Ethel Collins: Start of a bio & people they knew (by John)
  • Unidentified, Black Scotch C-90
  • Kor Langholtskirkju Land Mins Fodur [Icelandic songs?]
  • Joseph Matera
  • Vivaldi Concertos
  • Discussions, Interviews of Chess People/Jack's Dictations (16 tapes in black case)
  • John W. Collins' Stories
  • Jack's [ones?]

XIII. REALIA.

Box 30 (Oversize)
  • Autograph Book, Late 1980s-1990s
Box 32 (Oversize)
  • Wooden Box (once contained Jack's Bios of Chess Players)
Box 33 (Oversize)
  • Tin containing Jack's Paper Soldiers
Box 34 (Oversize)
  • Butterfly box (once contained Jack's early manuscripts)
Box 35 (Oversize)
  • Autograph Book, 1927
  • Blue Purse
  • Chess Coaster
  • Flag, 1992 Chess Olympiad in Manila
  • Pin, "I Love the U.S. Team" (2)
  • Pin, "New York Salutes 1st American World Chess Champion"
  • Pin, "Scholastic Team Chess Championship," March 20, 1994
  • Set of Chess Player pins (in Russian), [To Mr. Collins from Michael Perelshteyn]
  • Sterling Silver Chess Piece, [Gift to Jack from Louis J. Wolff, ca. 1975]

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.