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II. WRITINGS

Organized into the following sections: major works; reviews; short stories and articles; speeches. A few letters to Vonnegut from a publisher or editor are filed with manuscripts.

Major works

Includes books, play scripts, screenplays, television scripts, and librettos. Arranged alphabetically.

Box 3
  • folder 16: Adam. Typescript of screenplay adapted by Robert Bassing, second draft, June 28, 1954
  • folder 17: All the King's Horses. Screenplay adapted from short story by Tom Cotter
  • folder 18: All the King's Horses. Teleplay adapted by Stan Daniels from short story
  • folder 19: The Bagman. Typescript of synopsis and play script.
  • folder 20: The Bagman. Typescript of fragments of play.
  • folder 21: Between Time and Timbuktu...a musical. Book and lyrics by Andrew Barrett, music by Neil Ginsberg (Based on the works of Vonnegut). Typescript of play; program.
  • folders 22-23: Bluebeard (1987). Typescript, 303 pages
  • folders 24-25: Bluebeard. Photocopy of the final corrected typescript, 319 pages.
  • folder 26: Bluebeard. Miscellaneous pages
  • folder 27: Bluebeard. Preface to Franklin Library edition
  • folder 28: Breakfast in Bethlehem: A one-act play for children at Christmastime. Four typescript copies, ca. 20p. each; four mimeograph copies, 8p. each. Contains some correspondence. Published as "The First Christmas Morning" in Better Homes and Gardens, Dec. 1962
  • folders 29-31: Breakfast of Champions (1973) (original title: Goodbye, Blue Monday). Corrected typescript drafts of various sections.
Box 4
  • folders 1-2: Breakfast of Champions. Vonnegut's carbon copy of his final project for the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Iowa, titled: Goodbye, Blue Monday: The Autograph of a Pontiac dealer in the American Middle-West.
  • folders 3-9: Breakfast of Champions. Typescript. Corrected in autograph, with Vonnegut's original line drawings throughout. Large unpublished section with drawings. Additional typescript, not corrected, perhaps from earlier or later drafts
  • folder 10: Breakfast of Champions. First draft of screenplay by Paul Golding and Peter Bergman
  • folder 11: Breakfast of Champions. Screenplay by Alan Rudolph. Draft 9/25/97
  • folder 12: Breakfast of Champions. Stageplay adapted by Robert Egan. Typescript
  • folders 13-14: Cat's Cradle (1963). Early typescript, carbon copy
  • folder 15: Cat's Cradle. Draft pages
  • folder 16: Cat's Cradle. A play for seven actors, by Bruce Pribram. 1977.
  • folder 17: The Chemistry Professor (based on Jekyll and Hyde story). Play, 1978. (see also: Shilling Shocker)
  • folder 18: Class of '45. Skit for "peace project." 2 copies
  • folder 19: D.P. Carbon typescript of play, with corrections; teleplay.
  • folders 20-21: Deadeye Dick (1982). Typescript, corrected in autograph. Labeled "Rough ms."
  • folders 22-23: Deadeye Dick. Typescript with revisions.
Box 5
  • folder 1: Deadeye Dick. Typescript, corrected in autograph. Labeled "Finished ms."
  • folder 2: Deadeye Dick. Typescript.
  • folders 3-4: Deadeye Dick.Photocopy of corrected typescript.
  • folder 5: Deadeye Dick. Typescript.
  • folder 6: Deadeye Dick. Photocopy of corrected typescript. Labeled "Summer 1981 revise xerox."
  • folder 7: Deadeye Dick. Editorial notes
  • folder 8: Emory Beck. Typescript of play by Robert B. Ruthman and Vonnegut.
  • folder 9: Epicac: A one-act comedy. (see also: Short Stories: Epicac) Typescript.
  • folder 10: Epicac: A one-act comedy. Mimeograph. 2 copies.
  • folder 11: The Euphio Question. Screenplay adapted by Jeffrey Cohen. Outline only, June 15th, 1990.
  • folders 12-13: Fates Worse than Death (1991). Typescript, corrected in autograph. Titled: In the Capital of the World: A Collage.
  • folders 14-15: Fates Worse than Death. Typescript, incorporating scenes from the play "Make Up Your Mind," plus Appendix, lightly corrected. Titled: The Hocus Pocus Laundromat: Freethinker Papers.
  • folders 16-17: Fates Worse than Death. Typescript photocopy, incorporating scenes from the play "Make Up Your Mind," plus Appendix. Titled: The Hocus Pocus Laundromat: Freethinker Papers
  • folders 18-19: Fates Worse than Death. Typescript. Titled: The Hocus Pocus Laundromat.
  • folders 20-21: Fates Worse than Death. Photocopy of corrected typescript, "Complete 1.2.91."
  • folders 22-23: Fates Worse than Death. Photocopy of corrected typescript, January 1991 revise. Dated 1/31/91
Box 6
  • folders 1-4: Fates Worse than Death. Photocopy of corrected typescript, 2 copies. Labeled "Complete as of 2.8.91."
  • folders 5-6: Fates Worse than Death. Final typescript. Corrected in autograph.
  • folders 7-10: Fates Worse than Death. Miscellaneous pages.
  • folder 11: Fates Worse than Death. Page proofs
  • folder 12: Fortitude: A short film. Typescript; teleplay by Stan Daniels, first draft, Oct. 30, 1991; several draft pages; photocopy from Playboy, Sept. 1968.
  • folder 13: The Foster Portfolio. Outline of script, written by Jeremy Hole, May 27, 1990
  • folder 14: Galapagos. Introduction to Franklin Library edition
  • folders 15-16: Girl Pool. Typescript and carbon typescript of play. (see also: Short stories and articles: Girl Pool)
  • folders 17-18: God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater (1965). Typescript. Corrected in autograph.
  • folder 19: God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater. Galley proof. Corrected in autograph. Stamped "Master Proof...November 25, 1964"
  • folder 20: God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater. Galley proof of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (published 1965).
  • folders 21-24: God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater. Three typescripts and photocopy of "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: A New Musical" by Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, and Dennis Green. Dated: Apr. 1, 1979; June 4, 1979; Sept. 4, 1979; and undated.
Box 7
  • folders 1-2: Grieve My Lord No More. Typescript of play.
  • folders 3-4: Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971). Typescript, corrected in autograph, of an early draft of the play in novel form. Additional pages of corrected typescript. Titled: The Fur-Lined Bouillon Cup.
  • folder 5: Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Photocopy of early draft of play. Titled: The Fur-Lined Bouillon Cup, or a Woman Is Not an Electric Scoreboard.
  • folders 6-16: Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Two different typescript versions, corrected in autograph, of an early draft of the play. Titled: Penelope. Additional uncorrected or very lightly corrected typescript drafts.
  • folder 17: Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Photocopies of Acts 2 and 3, two photographs of production and cover letter from Thomas A. Power of early version of play entitled: Penelope as performed at University of Maine.
  • folders 18-25: Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Two different typescript versions, corrected in autograph, of an early draft of the play entitled: Something Borrowed. Additional uncorrected or very lightly corrected typescript drafts of various sections
Box 8
  • folders 1-6: Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Typescript photocopy, rev. 8/5/70; typescript, rev. 8/24/70; typescript, labeled "Final script October 12, 1970," heavily corrected in autograph; typescript, labeled "Final script October 12, 1970," lightly corrected in autograph; typescript, labeled "Revised final script 11/20/70," with photocopied and original corrections.
  • folder 7: Happy Birthday Wanda June. Photocopy of a revised ending, with a photocopy of a letter for Vonnegut to Dusty Hughes, Apr. 12, 1977; typescript of another revised ending, with an original letter from Vonnegut to Don Farber, Jan. 8, 1981.
  • folder 8: Happy Birthday Wanda June. Photocopy of French translation.
  • folder 9: Heidi Again. Two page synopsis and typescript of play.
  • folder 10: The Helmer Case (also called: Nora). Play. Autograph pages; typescript; and mimeograph.

  • folder 11: Hey Earth--We're Watching You. Synopsis and proposed cast list for play by Vonnegut and Dick Feldman.
  • folders 12-13: L'Histoire du Soldat. Music by Igor Stravinsky, 1997 libretto by Vonnegut. Six typescripts; page proofs; two related letters; program for performance at Webster University, Feb. 24, 1997; advertisement for the concert performance at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Thursday, May 6, 1993.
  • folders 14-16: Hocus Pocus (1990). Typescript, corrected in autograph. With a second version of chapter twelve.
  • folder 17: Hocus Pocus. Typescript of the preface to the Franklin Library edition.
  • folder 18: The Hoosier Symphony. Synopsis and various typescript versions of play. 1955.
  • folder 19: I Know What I Like. Typescript synopsis of play
  • folder 20: I'll Go to Sleep in Dresden. Typescript of play (incomplete).
  • folders 21-23: Jailbird (1979). Several early typescript drafts, entitled: Mary Kathleen O'Looney or Unacceptable Air, mostly rewrites of the beginning chapters, corrected in autograph.
  • folders 24-25: Jailbird. Early typescript, entitled: Mary Kathleen O'Looney (Or, Fats in a Windstorm), corrected in autograph.
Box 9
  • folder 1: Jailbird. Typescript, Mary Kathleen O'Looney (Or, Fats in a Windstorm), retitled: Jailbird by Vonnegut in autograph.
  • folders 2-3: Jailbird. Final typescript. Corrected in autograph
  • folder 4: Jailbird. Galley proof, photocopy, with autograph corrections. Labeled "Auth set 1st pass...not shooting copy."
  • folders 5-6: Jailbird. Photocopy with corrections.
  • folders 7-8: Jonah. Two typescripts of Act I; typescript of fragments of Act II
  • folder 9: Long Walk to Forever (a short musical). Music and lyrics by Jeff Lazarus.
  • folders 10-20: Make Up Your Mind. Typescripts for different versions of play, three of the typescripts corrected in autograph: Jan. 1986; Nov. 2, 1987; Summer 1988; Mar. 28, 1989; Apr. 2, 1989; June 28, 1990; 199l; four undated.
  • folder 21: The Midlanders. Typescript of play
  • folder 22: Money Talks. Synopsis of play (see also: Short stories...: Money Talks)
  • folders 23-25: Mother Night (1962). Galley proof; mock-up of trade edition; introduction for 1966 Harper & Row hardback edition.
Box 10
  • folder 1: Next Door. Second draft of script, adapted by Jeremy Hole, June 15, 1990.
  • folder 2: Pink Door. Typescript of play.
  • folder 3: Player Piano (1954). Galley proof of Player Piano. A few pages missing.
  • folder 4: Player Piano. Typescript of play, adapted by Arthur Gerald Brown; outline of novel and synopsis of play by Vonnegut; letters from Brown about the play.
  • folder 5: Report on the Barnhouse Effect, Episode 3. Revised mimeograph of television script, Apr. 22, 1950. Adapted by Claris A. Ross. (see also: Short stories: Report on the Barnhouse Effect)
  • folders 6-7: Requiem. Music by Edgar David Grana, text by Vonnegut. Typescripts and related correspondence and other materials.
  • folder 8: Shilling Shocker. Story line for a musical play, based on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." (see also: The Chemistry Professor)
Box 25
  • The Sirens of Titan (1959). Typescript. Corrected in autograph. Fifteen bundles of rolled-up leaves, with a few pages of typescript drafts. One bundle for Chap. 1-5, 7-9, 11, two for Chap. 6 and 12 [no Chap. 10]. Typescript of a new introduction, 1989.
Box 10
  • folders 9-14: Slapstick. Five typescripts of screenplay, lyrics to "Lonesome No More."
  • folders 15-25: Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). Corrected typescript drafts of various sections of the novel including three radically different versions of the beginning chapter.
Box 11
  • folders 1-4: Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). Corrected typescript drafts...(cont.)
  • folders 5-10: Slaughterhouse-Five. Final typescript and two photocopies.
  • folder 11: Slaughterhouse-Five (play). Typescript of synopsis and revised script, dated Dec. 15, 1995; brochure/order form for performance in Munich; ticket stubs and stage bill for performance in Chicago at the Steppenwolf Theatre; undated clipping of review from the London Financial Times
  • folders 12-15: Slice of Life. Synopsis, draft and two typescripts of television script
  • folder 16: Sun Moon Star (juvenile fiction). Page proof and printer's copy.
  • folders 17-21: Tarkington, Or Adventures in Education. Unpublished. Two typescripts and misc. pages. Contains letter from Vonnegut to Faith, Apr. 23, 1989.
  • folder 22: Thumbkin. Typescript of film script.
  • folder 23: Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog. Script adapted for radio by Bill Zucca
  • folder 24: Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. Script
  • folders 25-26: Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons (1974). Final draft, made up of typescript pages, magazine clippings, and photocopies, corrected throughout in autograph, with printer's notes in margins.
Box 12
  • folder 1: Welcome to the Monkey House. Script of Act I
  • folders 2-4: Who Am I This Time? Two scripts; mimeo, 1977; script adapted by Aaron Posner, 1988.
  • folder 5: The Windup Man. Three typescripts of television script.
  • folder 6: Synopses of Vonnegut's books
  • folder 7: Untitled film script
  • folder 8: fragments
Introductions
  • folder 9: Introduction to story by Frank Conroy for Gentleman's Quarterly.

Reviews

  • folder 10: Book reviews written by Vonnegut for the following: The Disney Version, by Richard Schickel; The Triumph, by John Kenneth Galbraith; Unless Peace Comes, edited by Nigel Calder.

Short Stories And Articles.

Contains drafts, final typescripts, and related materials. Many accompanying envelopes are covered in Vonnegut's characteristic doodles; some list (in another hand) dates for submission of the story, and, if accepted, the amount paid by various magazines. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 12
  • A.W.O.L. (see: Long Walk to Forever)
  • Adam (Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Ambitious Sophomore (Saturday Evening Post, May 1953)
  • The Amphibians (see: Unready to Wear)
  • And On Your Left (unpublished)
  • Annie (beginning only) (unpublished)
  • The Ants of Erz Gebirge (unpublished) (2 folders)
  • Any Reasonable Offer (Collier's, Jan. 1952)
  • Anybody Can Say Thanks a Million (see: Guardian of the Person)
  • The Armadillos (see: The Humbugs)
  • Der Arme Dolmetscher (see: Das Ganz Arm Dolmetscher)
  • Armageddon in Retrospect (unpublished)
  • Atrocity Story (unpublished)
  • Bagombo Snuff Box (Cosmopolitan, Oct. 1953)
  • Baker's Dozen (unpublished)
  • Basic Training
  • Beat Generation: I Hate You (page 1 only) (unpublished)
  • Beeline, Inc. (unpublished)
  • Between Timid and Timbuktu
  • Bevo (unpublished)
  • The Bleeding Hearts (see: Robotville and Mr. Caslow)
  • Bockman's Euphoria (see: The Euphio Question)
  • Bomar (unpublished)
  • Bride Doll (see: The Honor of a Newsboy)
  • The Briefcase (unpublished)
  • Brighten Up (unpublished). Includes Vonnegut letter to Charles Angoff, Aug. 21. 1947.
  • Bugs (see: The Widow Koradubian)
  • Build Thee More Stately Mansions (see: More Stately Mansions)
  • Cape Cod Compass (see: The Cruise of the Jolly Roger)
  • The Cape Cod National Seashore (unpublished)
  • Chains (see: The Genius Club)
  • The Chicago Specialist (see: The Good Explainer)
  • Christmas Contest (unpublished)
  • City
  • The Commandant's Desk (unpublished) Includes correspondence with Knox Burger, Collier's, 1951.
  • Commuter Ticket (unpublished) (two pages only)
  • Confido (unpublished)
  • Cream of the Eighth Grade (see: Baker's Dozen)
  • The Cruise on the Jolly Roger (unpublished)
  • Custom-Made Bride (Saturday Evening Post, Mar. 1953)
  • D.P. (Welcome to the Monkey House) (see also: Major works. D.P.)
  • Damn Your Eyes (see: Bevo)
  • Damon and Pythias (unpublished)
  • Das Ganz Arm Dolmetscher (Atlantic Monthly, July 1955)
  • The Debt (idea only)
  • Deer in the Works (Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Desire Under a Hot Tin Streetcar (unpublished)
  • Diddle-Diddle Dumpling (see: Manny)
  • The Divine Portfolio
  • A Dresden Goodnight (unpublished)
  • The Drone King
  • Dry Bones
  • Easy Go (unpublished) (see also: Desire Under a Hot Tin Streetcar)
  • Ed Luby's Key Club (unpublished)
  • Eden (see: Fubar)
  • Eden by the River
  • Epicac (Welcome to the Monkey House) (see also: Major Works. Epicac)
  • The Epizootic (unpublished)
Box 13
  • Eternal Good Taste (unpublished)
  • The Euphio Question (Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Evil Companions (page 1 only) (unpublished)
  • Explosion in a Putty Factory (see: The Humbugs)
  • Father of the Man (unpublished)
  • The Finders (idea only)
  • First Command (see: Fubar)
  • Forbidden Fruit (see: Fubar)
  • Form 572 (see: Fubar)
  • The Foster Portfolio (Collier's, Sept. 8, 1951; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Fountain of Youth (incomplete)
  • Four Utterly Honest People
  • Fubar (unpublished)
  • Gas (see: The Man Without No Kiddleys)
  • The Genius Club (unpublished)
  • Girl Pool (unpublished) (see also: Major works: Girl Pool)
  • Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son (Ladies Home Journal, Feb. 1, 1962; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • God's Gift to the Women (unpublished)
  • Gongs On In Blg 226 (see: Noodess Collny)
  • The Good Explainer (unpublished)
  • Great Day (unpublished)
  • The Great Integrator (see: Eternal Good Taste)
  • The Great WJZM Conspiracy (incomplete)
  • Grieve My Lord No More
  • Guardian of the Person (unpublished)
  • Guns Before Butter (unpublished)
  • Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp (Cosmopolitan, Jan. 7, 1957)
  • Hall of Mirrors (unpublished) Includes correspondence with Ken Littauer, 1961.
  • Happy Birthday, 1951 (unpublished)
  • Harrison Bergeron (Fantasy and Science Fiction, Oct. 1961; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Hayden's Hedgehog (see: War Story)
  • The Heavenly Athletes (two pages only) (unpublished)
  • Hello, Red
  • High Papooli on the Sherezade (unpublished)
  • Honeybug (unpublished)
  • The Honor of a Newsboy (unpublished)
  • Hotbox (see: With His Hand on the Throttle)
  • Houseparty (see: Any Reasonable Offer)
  • How to Write With Style (advertisement for International Paper Company) Apr. 30, 1980.
  • The Humbugs (unpublished)
  • Hundred Dollar Kisses (unpublished)
  • The Hyannis Port Story (Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 14, 1963; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Hyannis Port to West Palm, The Log of an Ordinary Seaman Aboard the Kennedy Yacht "Marlin," on a Voyage Down the Inland Waterway (see: The Inland Waterway)
  • I Don't Feel Any Different (see: Guardian of the Person)
  • I-Don't-Know-What-It-Is and Eve (see: Runaways)
  • I Grasp Your Hand (see: The Manned Missiles)
  • I Shall Not Want
  • I Used to Work in Chicago (see: Easy Go)
  • The Ice Man and the Rose (incomplete)
  • Ice 9
  • If Sherman's Horse Can Take It (unpublished)
  • The Inland Waterway (Venture, Jan. 22, 1965)
  • The Island (incomplete)
  • [Jackson Pollock]
  • Jazz in Czechoslovakia, 1986
  • Jenny (unpublished)
  • Julio-O (see: King Mouso Is Dead)
  • Just You and Me, Sammy (unpublished)
  • King and Queen of the Universe (unpublished)
  • King Mouso Is Dead (unpublished)
  • King of the Hill (see: A Night For Love)
  • The Krummbein Portfolio (see: Custom Made Bride)
Box 14
  • Land of Opportunity (unpublished)
  • The Last Customer (unpublished)
  • The Last High Papouli (see: High Papooli on the Sheherazade)
  • The Lie (Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 24, 1962; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Little Drops of Water (unpublished)
  • Live Happily Ever After (see: Powder Blue Dragon)
  • A Locomotive Named Spitfire (see: With His Hand on the Throttle)
  • A Long, Long Way From Home (see: Land of Opportunity)
  • Long Walk to Forever (Ladies Home Journal, Aug. 1960; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Look at the Birdie (unpublished)
  • Love in the Daytime (unpublished)
  • M.R.A. (story notes)
  • Mad Annie
  • [Making Peace with Dying Father (unpublished)]
  • The Man with No Kiddleys (unpublished)
  • The Manned Missiles (Cosmopolitan, July, 1958; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Manny (unpublished)
  • Merle Pfitzer (unpublished)
  • [Minister and Message] (unpublished)---incomplete
  • Miss Snow, You're Fired (unpublished)
  • Miss Temptation (Saturday Evening Post, Apr. 21, 1956; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Mnemonics (Collier's, Apr. 28, 1951)
  • Money Talks (see also: Major works: Money Talks)
  • Moonshine (unpublished)
  • More Stately Mansions (Collier's, Dec. 22, 1951; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • The More Vivid, the Better (see: Mnemonics)
  • A Mouldy Catcher's Mitt, A Leaky Showerhead, and Thou (see: Fubar)
  • Mr. Ambassador (page 1 only) (unpublished)
  • Mr. Z (unpublished)
  • Mrs. Jacobin (unpublished)
  • [My Fair Lady (unpublished)---incomplete]
  • My Heart in My Hands (see: Four Utterly Honest People)
  • My Name is Everyone (see: Who Am I This Time)
  • My Visit to Hell (Parade, Jan. 7, 1990)
  • New Moons (see: The Manned Missiles)
  • Next Door (Cosmopolitan, Apr. 1955; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • The Nice Little People (unpublished)
  • A Night For Love (Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 23, 1967)
  • Noodess Collny (unpublished)
  • The No-Talent Kid (Saturday Evening Post, Oct. 25, 1962)
  • One Dead Puritan (see: Miss Temptation)
  • One Hot Night in Cuba (unpublished)
  • 120 M.P.H. Guaranteed (see: Powder Blue Dragon)
  • $100 a Day (see: The Foster Portfolio)
  • One Very Stale Cigar (see: The Man without No Kiddleys)
  • Out, Brief Candle (unpublished)
  • Out in All That Moonlight (see: A Night For Love)
  • The Package (Collier's, July 26, 1952)
  • Paris, France (unpublished)
  • The Paper Sale (unpublished)
  • Parts Unknown (see: Return to Salerno)
  • The Pete Parry Murder (story idea only)
  • The Petrified Ants (see: The Ants of Erz Gebirge)
  • The Pipe City Blues (Collier's, Sept. 1961)
  • The Pit
  • Pity the Poor Alewives (unpublished)
  • Please Omit Flowers (unpublished)
  • Poko
  • The Poontangishads (unpublished)
  • Poor Little Rich Town (Collier's, Oct. 25, 1952)
  • Poupan
  • The Powder Blue Dragon (Cosmopolitan, Nov. 1954)
  • The Poisoner (unpublished?)
  • The Queen Bee (see: Manny)
  • Report on the Barnhouse Effect (Welcome to the Monkey House) (see also: Major works: Report on the Barnhouse Effect)
  • Requiem for Zeitgeist (unpublished)
  • Return to Salerno (unpublished)
  • Robotville and Mr. Caslow (unpublished)
  • Rome (unpublished)
  • Runaways (Saturday Evening Post, Apr. 15, 1961)
  • Ruth (unpublished)
Box 15
  • Saint Big Nick (unpublished)
  • Sally in the Garden (unpublished)
  • Seventeen Again (unpublished - incomplete)
  • Shelter-Hopping (unpublished)
  • Shout About it from the Housetops (unpublished)
  • Sinbad (unpublished)
  • Skyscraper National Park (Architectural Digest, 1987)
  • Slavery (unpublished)
  • Slice of Life (unpublished) (see also: Major works: Slice of Life)
  • Slightly Salty (unpublished - incomplete)
  • Something Borrowed (see also: Major works: Happy Birthday, Wanda June)
  • Something Magic About Me (unpublished)
  • A Song for Selma (unpublished; Vonnegut correspondence)
  • Souvenir (Argosy, Dec. 1952)
  • Spit and Image (incomplete and unpublished; see: Introduction to Jailbird)
  • Spoils (unpublished; New Republic contest entry)
  • Steady as She Goes (see: High Papooli on the Sheherazade)
  • Sucker's Portfolio
  • The Sultan's Sons (see: The Humbugs)
  • Sweet Adeline (see: Bevo)
  • Sweet Revenge (see: To the Victor)
  • T.L.C. (unpublished)
  • Tango (unpublished)
  • Target of Opportunity (page 1 only)
  • Ten Nights in a Ballroom (unpublished)
  • $10,000 a Year, Easy (unpublished)
  • Thanasphere (Collier's, Feb. 1950)
  • Thanks Just the Same (see: This Son of Mine)
  • They're Everywhere You Look! (incomplete)
  • This Little Piggy (see: Jenny)
  • This Son of Mine (Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 18, 1956)
  • Ticklish (unpublished)
  • Time and Motion Study (see: Poor Little Rich Town)
  • Time For One More (see: Guardian of the Person)
  • Time The Present (see: Moonshine)
  • 2 B R 0 2 B (If, Jan. 1962)
  • To the Victor (unpublished)
  • Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog (Collier's, Mar. 14, 1953; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Tovrov (unpublished)
  • A Trip to the Doctor (see: The Good Explainer)
  • Triple Armor (unpublished)
  • Twins (unpublished)
  • The Twister (unpublished - story idea only)
  • The Unicorn Trap (unpublished)
  • Unknown Soldier, with a rejection letter from Cosmopolitan, 1992
  • Unpaid Consultant (Cosmopolitan, Mar. 1955)
  • Unready to Wear (Galaxy, Apr. 1953 as: The Amphibians; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Up-Beat (see: The No-Talent Kid)
  • Varga Girls (Esquire, 1987?)
  • Vetorino (unpublished, story idea only)
  • Wailing Shall Be in All Streets (unpublished)
  • Walnut Versus Something Light (unpublished)
  • War Story (unpublished)
  • War Zone (Parade Magazine, Jan. 7, 1990)
  • Western Style Meditation (Essay for "Kroch's and Brentano's")
  • Where There Are No Laws (see: The Manned Missiles)
  • While Mortals Sleep (see: Christmas Contest)
  • White King (Collier's, Nov. 10, 1950)
  • Who Am I This Time (Saturday Evening Post, Dec. 16, 1961, as: My Name Is Everyone; Welcome to the Monkey House)
  • Who Says It's a Parade? (see: Robotville and Mr. Caslow)
  • Why I Am Funny and Original (unpublished)
  • The Widow Koradubian (unpublished)
  • With His Hand on the Throttle (unpublished)
  • Yeh, Mabel

Speeches

Arranged chronologically by date given.

Box 16
  • folder 1: 1979, Apr. 13. Mark Twain's House, Hartford, CT.
  • folder 2: 1981, Nov. 7. Eugene V. Debs Award acceptance.
  • folder 3: 1982, May 23. Saint John the Divine, New York City
  • folder 4: 1983, May. War Preparers Anonymous. YM-YWHA, New York City and printed in The Nation
  • folder 5: 1985, Oct. 22. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • folder 6: 1986, June 26. Ware Lecture, Unitarian-Universalist Association, Rochester, NY.
  • folder 7: 1988, Oct. 5. To American Psychiatric Association
  • folder 8: 1990, Mar. 31. Congressional Arts Caucus, New York Historical Society
  • folder 9: 1990. Notes for various speeches
  • folder 10: 1991, Jan. 14. On steps of Lowe Library at Columbia on the Gulf War
  • folder 11: 1991, Apr. 14. Paul Engle Memorial service
  • folder 12: 1991, Oct. 7. Jerzy Kosinski tribute
  • folder 13: 1991. Untitled, given at Yale?
  • folder 14: 1993. American Humanist Association
  • folder 15: 1995, Aug. 6. Fiftieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. For Coalition for New Priorities, Chicago, IL.
  • folder 16: 1995, Dec. 9. Memorial service for Terry Southern, All Souls Unitarian Church, NYC.
  • folder 17: 1996, Mar. 11. Introduction to reading by John Irving at 92nd St. YMHA.
  • folder 18: 1996, May 10. Tribute to former student Loree Rackstraw to be read at party celebrating her retirement from the University of N. Iowa.
  • folder 19: 1996, May 11. Graduation speech, Butler University.
  • folder 20: 1996, Oct. 4. Tribute to poet William Meredith, Connecticut College.
  • folder 21: 1996, Oct. 10. At the Athenaeum, Indianapolis
  • folder 22: undated. [Censorship]
  • folder 23: undated. Richard Yates Memorial

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