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Collection Number: 04314

Collection Title: Max Steele Papers, 1693-2004 (bulk 1942-2004)

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Size About 13,500 items (28.5 linear feet).
Abstract Henry Maxwell Steele, known as Max Steele, was an author, professor of English, director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and advisory editor at the "Paris Review" and at "Story" magazine. Steele was raised in Greenville, S.C., and earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina. The collection contains the correspondence, subject files, clippings, family papers, photographs, writings, and other related materials of Max Steele, as well as papers of Jessie Rehder. Correspondence and Related Materials document Steele's personal and professional life, and consist chiefly of letters with family, friends, publishers, editors, literary agents, writers, and faculty, administrators, and former students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are also reviews, contracts, royalty reports, and promotional materials. Subject Files chiefly relate to the UNC-Chapel Hill English and Creative Writing departments, the Writer-in-Residence program, classes, lectures, workshops, and department personnel. Other files contain professional correspondence, publications, and materials documenting conferences and public speaking engagements. Writings by Max Steele include drafts and published versions of short stories, novels, children's books, speeches, articles, and reviews. Writings by Others include drafts and published versions of short stories, novels, and articles written by Steele's associates and former students. Clippings relate primarily to Steele's writing and teaching career and were collected by or sent to him. Family Papers, circa 1926-2004, include financial, real estate, and legal documents. Other Papers include address books, planners, notebooks, printed items, travel materials, and an audiocassette of an oral history with Doris Betts recorded by Steele in 1999. Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Steele, family, friends, and students. Jessie Rehder Papers include clippings, correspondence, notes, photographs, drafts of writings by Rehder and others, and materials about the UNC-Chapel Hill Creative Writing Department and Writer-in-Residence program. Collected Letters and Other Items include documents and letters from prominent figures, including Flannery O'Connor, T.H. White, and Eleanor Roosevelt, that were collected by Steele.
Creator Steele, Max, 1922-2005.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Max Steele Papers, #4314, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Max Steele in July 1982 (Acc. 82068), January 1992 (Acc. 92010), and August 1996 (Acc. 96121); from Kevin Cherry in March 2004 (Acc. 99779) and December 2005 (Acc. 100292); and from the estate of Max Steele in July 2011 (Acc. 101457).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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Henry Maxwell Steele, more familiarly known as Max Steele, was an author, professor of English, and director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Max Steele was born 20 March 1922, to John M. and Minnie Russell Steele in Greenville, S.C. He was the youngest of eight children. His siblings were brothers Jack, Russell, and Mills, and sisters Mary Adams, Grace Prevost, Sarah Purser, and Frances, who never married. He was married to Diana Whittinghall in 1960, though they divorced twenty years later. He had two sons, Oliver and Kevin, who were born in 1966 and 1969 respectively. Through his son Oliver he also had two grandchildren named Charlotte and Miles.

Max Steele studied at Furman University from 1939 to 1941; the University of North Carolina in 1942 and again in 1946, when he earned his B.A.; Vanderbilt University from 1943 to 1944, where he studied meteorology for the army; the Academie Julienne from 1951 to 1952; and the Sorbonne from 1952 to 1955. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a meteorologist and was stationed at various places in the United States and South America during the course of the war.

His first short story, "Grandfather and the Chow Dog," was published in Harper's in 1944. He continued to write, with varying intensity, throughout his life. His numerous short stories were published in many magazines, including the Atlantic, Harper's, the New Yorker, Collier's, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, McCall's, Esquire, Discovery, and various quarterly reviews. His first novel, Debby, won the 1950 Harper's Book Prize and was sponsored by the Eugene Saxton Memorial Trust. He also won the O'Henry Prize Stories twice, once in 1955 for "The Wanton Troopers" and again in 1969 for "Color the Daydream Yellow". His novel Debby was reprinted in 1960 under the title The Goblins Must Go Barefoot. "The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers" was published in 1969. He also published three collections of short stories: Where She Brushed Her Hair in 1968, The Hat of My Mother in 1988, and The House of Their Childhood in 1996. He was an advisory editor at the Paris Review from 1951 on, an advisory editor at Story from 1988 to 1997, and a contributing editor at the same from 1999 to 2000.

Max Steele began his teaching career in 1956, when he became a lecturer at the University of North Carolina. From 1962 to 1964 he was a lecturer at the University of California, San Francisco extension. He returned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1966 as the Writer-in-Residence. He became an associate professor in 1968 and a full professor in 1972. Following the death of Jessie Rehder in 1967, Steele became the director of the Creative Writing Program at the University. With the assistance of other professors, including Daphne Athas and Doris Betts, Steele developed the Creative Writing Program into one of the strongest in the nation. He acted as an advisor and mentor to many young authors, including Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Melanie Sumner, Charles Young, and Lawrence Naumoff. Steele retired from the University in 1987, though he continued to participate in the writing community through speeches, conferences, association memberships, and lectures through the end of his life. Max Steele died on 1 August 2005.

Jessie Rehder was a friend and associate of Max Steele. She taught writing at the University of North Carolina from 1947 until her death and was the first woman to be granted tenure in the English Department. Like Max Steele, Rehder was also a writer and published several novels, short stories, poems, and a textbook.

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The collection includes Correspondence and Related Materials, Subject Files, Writings by Max Steele and others, Clippings, Family Papers, Other Papers, and Photographs, as well as Jessie Rehder Papers. Correspondence and Related Materials consists of letters with family, publishers, editors, literary agents, writers, friends, faculty, administrators, and Steele's former students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Major correspondents include UNC-Chapel Hill colleagues Daphne Athas, Doris Betts, and Jessie Rehder; other writers, literary agents, editors, and friends James Cox, Mac Hyman, Marian Ives, Lucie Jessner, George Plimpton, and Lois Rosenthal; and former students Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Lawrence Naumoff, and Melanie Sumner. Related materials include reviews, contracts, royalty reports, and promotional materials that were attached with correspondence files. Subject files relate primarily to Steele's career at UNC-Chapel Hill, and include files for the English and Creative Writing departments, the Writer-in-Residence program, classes, lectures, workshops, department personnel, professional correspondence separated by Steele, and other topics related to his teaching career. There are also subject files related to Steele's publications, conferences, and public speaking engagements.

Writings by Max Steele include drafts and published versions of short stories, novels, children's books, speeches, articles, and reviews. There are also a scrapbook of clippings related to Steele's first novel Debby and an audiocassette of selected short stories from The Hat of My Mother . Writings by Others include drafts, printed versions of short stories, and novels by friends, associates, and former students. Clippings relate primarily to Steele's writing and teaching career and were collected by or sent to him.

Family Papers, circa 1926-2004, include financial, real estate, and legal documents. Other Papers, circa 1939-2004, include address books, planners, and notebooks collected throughout Steele's life. There are printed items, papers relating to friends and coworkers, travel materials from Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and other destinations in Europe and North America. There is also an audiocassette containing an oral history of Doris Betts recorded on 30 May 1999 by Max Steele. Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Max Steele, family, friends, and students, circa 1870-2004.

Jessie Rehder Papers include clippings, correspondence, notes, photographs, drafts of writings by Rehder and others, author contact lists, and materials about the UNC-Chapel Hill Creative Writing Department and Writer-in-Residence program. Rehder was an author and professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, and preceded Steele as director of the Creative Writing Department. Her papers were passed to Max Steele upon her death in 1967.

Collected Letters and Other Items include documents and letters from prominent figures, including Flannery O'Connor, T.H. White, and Eleanor Roosevelt, that were collected by Steele.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1942-2005.

Chiefly correspondence with publishers, editors, literary agents, writers, and friends. Family correspondence is concentrated in the 1940s and 1950s and is scattered for later decades. After 1966, correspondents include faculty, administrators, and former students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Major correspondents include Alice Adams, Doris Betts, and Marian Ives. There is also significant correspondence with Daphne Athas, John Auchard, James Cox, Meta Eppler Gilpatrick, Oakley Hall, Mac Hyman, Lucie Jessner, George Plimpton, Jessie Rehder, Lois Rosenthal, and Melanie Sumner. Related materials include reviews, contracts and royalty reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, and promotional materials.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. 1942-1945.

Correspondence, 1942-1945, is largely Max Steele and his family writing to each other. During this period, Steele and his family lived in many different places, both in and out of the country. His mother was in Greenville, S.C., his brother Mills Steele was largely stationed on the USS Bataan in the Pacific, but everyone else moved around a fair bit Letters focus on Steele's studies and then life in the army, the impact of the war on his family's life in the United States as well as overseas, other family matters, travel, and the beginning of Steele's career as a writer. Several letters from April 1945 document the family's reactions to President Roosevelt's death. The family appears to have bundled letters together and mailed them around to each other, which would account for why Steele has so many letters that are neither to nor from him, but rather family members and their friends. There is also correspondence between Steele and his literary agent Marian Ives and with Kay Gauss of Harper's regarding short stories.

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Correspondence, 1942 #04314, Subseries: "1.1. 1942-1945." Folder 1-2

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Correspondence, 1943 #04314, Subseries: "1.1. 1942-1945." Folder 3-7

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Correspondence, 1944 #04314, Subseries: "1.1. 1942-1945." Folder 8-19

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Correspondence, 1945 #04314, Subseries: "1.1. 1942-1945." Folder 20-28

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Correspondence, 1946-1949, is primarily between Max Steele and his literary agent Marian Ives, and documents her efforts to publish Steele's short stories in various magazines and their in-depth discussions about his first novel Debby. Other literary correspondence is between Steele and publishers and authors including Daphne Athas, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and Betty Smith about Debby. There is also some scattered correspondence with family and friends.

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Correspondence, 1946 #04314, Subseries: "1.2. 1946-1949." Folder 29-32

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Correspondence, 1947 #04314, Subseries: "1.2. 1946-1949." Folder 33-37

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Correspondence, 1948 #04314, Subseries: "1.2. 1946-1949." Folder 38-40

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Correspondence, 1949 #04314, Subseries: "1.2. 1946-1949." Folder 41-45

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Correspondence, 1950-1954, is chiefly with other writers, including Betty Smith and Marian Ives, following the publication of Max Steele's first novel Debby in 1950. Other materials related to Debby are included, such as reviews of the book, publicity events, and contracts with Harper and Row. There is also correspondence with friends, including Joe Campbell, James Cox, and Mac Hyman, as well as family, literary agents, and other writers while Steele is working for the Paris Review.

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Correspondence, 1950 #04314, Subseries: "1.3. 1950-1954." Folder 46-57

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Correspondence, 1951 #04314, Subseries: "1.3. 1950-1954." Folder 58-59

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Correspondence, 1952 #04314, Subseries: "1.3. 1950-1954." Folder 60-61

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Correspondence, 1953 #04314, Subseries: "1.3. 1950-1954." Folder 62-63

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Correspondence, 1954 #04314, Subseries: "1.3. 1950-1954." Folder 64-65

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Correspondence, 1955-1959, is fairly evenly divided between family, friends, and various literary agents and publishers. Towards the end of this period correspondence is dominated by family and friends, including Alice Adams, Pat and Nanno DeGroot, Evan Connell, Mac Hyman, Lucie Jessner, Eugene Jones, Jessie Rehder, and Leon Rooke. There is also scattered correspondence with publishers and agents regarding Steele's current writing projects and potential film adaptations of his work.

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Folder 66

Folder 67

Correspondence, 1955 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1955-1959." Folder 66-67

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Correspondence, 1956 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1955-1959." Folder 68-69

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Correspondence, 1957 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1955-1959." Folder 70-71

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Correspondence, 1958 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1955-1959." Folder 72

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Correspondence, 1959 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1955-1959." Folder 73-75

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Correspondence, 1960-1965, primarily relates to Max Steele's personal life and his writing. Correspondents include Alice Adams, Evan Connell, Pat DeGroot, Mac Hyman, Lucie Jessner, Eugene Jones, Jessie Rehder, and Leon Rooke, as well as Steele's family. Scattered correspondence with publishers and agents begins to increase after 1962.

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Correspondence, 1960 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1960-1965." Folder 76-80

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Correspondence, 1961 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1960-1965." Folder 81-85

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Correspondence, 1962 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1960-1965." Folder 86-87

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Correspondence, 1963 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1960-1965." Folder 88-91

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Correspondence, 1964 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1960-1965." Folder 92-94

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Correspondence, 1965 #04314, Subseries: "1.4. 1960-1965." Folder 95-97

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Correspondence, 1966-1969, is both literary and personal. For the first part of this period, correspondence chiefly relates to the reissue of Max Steele's novel Debby in paperback form, with the new title The Goblins Must Go Barefoot . From 1968 onward, there is a large amount of correspondence related to the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including correspondence with prospective students, guest lecturers, and faculty. There is correspondence with publishers and editors, as well as with Steele's former literary agent Marian Ives and his current agent Elizabeth McKee. There is also correspondence with family and friends, including Alice Adams, Daphne Athas, Doris Betts, William Blackburn, Kay Boyle, Evan Connell, Blair Fuller, Meta Eppler Gilpatrick, Herbert Gold, Nancy Hale, Robert Peterson, and Reynolds Price, regarding Steele's personal life and his work.

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Correspondence, 1966 #04314, Subseries: "1.5. 1966-1969." Folder 98-101

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Correspondence, 1967 #04314, Subseries: "1.5. 1966-1969." Folder 102-104

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Correspondence, 1968 #04314, Subseries: "1.5. 1966-1969." Folder 105-108

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Correspondence, 1969 #04314, Subseries: "1.5. 1966-1969." Folder 109-112

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Correspondence, 1970-1974, relates primarily to Max Steele's work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to his personal life, and to his writing. There is correspondence with various writers and faculty inviting Steele to participate in conferences and guest lectures, including the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. There is correspondence with editors and publishers at Harper and Row, as well as with his former literary agents Marian Ives and Elizabeth McKee, and with his new agent Phyllis Seidel. There is also scattered correspondence with family and regular correspondence with friends, including Alice Adams, Doris Betts, Kay Boyle, Blair Fuller, Constance Garneau, Meta Eppler Gilpatrick, Oakley Hall, William Maxwell, Reynolds Price, Leon Rooke, Roger Rutledge, and Elizabeth Spencer.

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Correspondence, 1970 #04314, Subseries: "1.6. 1970-1974." Folder 113-116

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Correspondence, 1971 #04314, Subseries: "1.6. 1970-1974." Folder 117-120

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Correspondence, 1972 #04314, Subseries: "1.6. 1970-1974." Folder 121-124

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Correspondence, 1973 #04314, Subseries: "1.6. 1970-1974." Folder 125-126

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Correspondence, 1974 #04314, Subseries: "1.6. 1970-1974." Folder 127-128

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Correspondence, 1975-1979, includes many letters exchanged between Max Steele and his former literary agent Marian Ives and his current literary agent Phyllis Seidel, regarding efforts to publish his stories in various magazines and short story collections. There is scattered correspondence with publishers and writers seeking publicity quotes or writing advice from Steele. Correspondence with family regarding Steele's personal life increases beginning in 1978. There is also correspondence with friends including Alice Adams, John Adler, Daphnes Athas, Joady Battuello, Doris Betts, Evan Connell, Jill Fox, Blair Fuller, Constance Garneau, Oakley Hall, Pati Hill, Lucie Jessner, Russell Lynes, Pat Mancini, Jessie Schell, and Walter Zwarich.

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Correspondence, 1975 #04314, Subseries: "1.7. 1975-1979." Folder 129-131

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Correspondence, 1976 #04314, Subseries: "1.7. 1975-1979." Folder 132-135

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Correspondence, 1977 #04314, Subseries: "1.7. 1975-1979." Folder 136-139

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Correspondence, 1978 #04314, Subseries: "1.7. 1975-1979." Folder 140-143

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Correspondence, 1979 #04314, Subseries: "1.7. 1975-1979." Folder 144-145

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Correspondence, 1980-1984, is with other writers seeking advice and from creative writing professors inviting Steele to contribute to conferences and publications. Scattered correspondence with Steele's family relates to his personal life, health, and travel. There is correspondence with friends such as Marian Ives, Alice Adams, Joady Battuello, Evan Connell, Blair Fuller, Reynolds Price, Doris Betts, Daphne Athas, Jill Fox, Pat McNees, Walter Zwarich, William Maxwell, and John Adler. During this period there is more correspondence with new friends and former students, including Pratt Adams, Jeff Andresen, Irene Archibald, John Auchard, Roma Blackburn, Tommy Hays, Katy Munger, Peggy Nowack, Jack Ryan, Lee Smith, Mary Lee Settle Tazewell, Salina Watson, and Bill and Martha Wrenn.

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Correspondence, 1980 #04314, Subseries: "1.8. 1980-1984." Folder 146-151

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Correspondence, 1981 #04314, Subseries: "1.8. 1980-1984." Folder 152-156

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Correspondence, 1982 #04314, Subseries: "1.8. 1980-1984." Folder 157-162

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Correspondence, 1983 #04314, Subseries: "1.8. 1980-1984." Folder 163-166

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Correspondence, 1984 #04314, Subseries: "1.8. 1980-1984." Folder 167

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Correspondence, 1985-1993, documents the significant increase in speaking engagements, awards, and foreign travel that followed Max Steele's retirement in 1986. There is some correspondence with Wendy Weil, Steele's new literary agent at the Julian Bach Literary Agency, and with publishers and editors at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, regarding publishing Steele's stories in magazines and short story collections. There is correspondence with friends relating to Steele's retirement, travel, and health, with letters from Alice Adams, Jeff Andresen, Daphne Athas, Doris Betts, Evan Connell, Starkey Flythe, Jill Fox, Kaye Gibbons, William Maxwell, Louis Rubin, Lee Smith, and Ellen Wright. There is also correspondence with young writers and former students, including John Auchard, Molly Giles, Amy Hempel, Randall Kenan, Lawrence Naumoff, and Melanie Sumner.

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Correspondence, 1985 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 168

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Correspondence, 1986 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 169-170

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Correspondence, 1987 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 171-172

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Correspondence, 1988 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 173-179

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Correspondence, 1989 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 180-181

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Correspondence, 1990 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 182-183

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Correspondence, 1991 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 184-185

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Correspondence, 1992 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 186-188

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Correspondence, 1993 #04314, Subseries: "1.9. 1985-1993." Folder 189

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.10. 1994-1999.

Correspondence 1994-1999, includes many letters from Lois Rosenthal, the editor of Story magazine, where Steele served on the editorial board. Their correspondence focused on editorial business at the magazine and short story submissions. There is also correspondence with editors at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, regarding the publication of Steele's stories in various magazine and collections, and with Louisiana State University about a new edition of the novel Debby. There is also correspondence about various awards and speaking engagements that Steele attended. There are isolated letters from old friends such as Evan Connell, Oakley Hall, and George Plimpton. There is more correspondence from friends and former students, including Robert Anderson, Jeff Andresen, Christopher Brookhouse, Evan Connell, Angela Davis-Gardner, Starkey Flythe, Amy Hempel, Ben Morreale, Lawrence Naumoff, and Melanie Sumner.

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Correspondence, 1994 #04314, Subseries: "1.10. 1994-1999." Folder 190-191

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Correspondence, 1995 #04314, Subseries: "1.10. 1994-1999." Folder 192-194

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Correspondence, 1996 #04314, Subseries: "1.10. 1994-1999." Folder 195-196

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Correspondence, 1997 #04314, Subseries: "1.10. 1994-1999." Folder 197-198

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Correspondence, 1998 #04314, Subseries: "1.10. 1994-1999." Folder 199

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Correspondence, 1999 #04314, Subseries: "1.10. 1994-1999." Folder 200

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Correspondence, 2000-2005, is with editors at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill about publishing Max Steele's stories in magazines and short story collections. Other correspondence relates to travel and speaking engagements. There is scattered correspondence with family and friends, including Jeff Andresen, Joady Battuello, Alex Blackburn, Evan Connell, Lois Harvey, Amy Hempel, Dan MacMillan, and Lois and Richard Rosenthal. In a letter following the attacks on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001, Jeff Andresen described the impact of the event on his family in Manhattan.

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Correspondence, 2000 #04314, Subseries: "1.11. 2000-2005." Folder 201-202

Folder 203

Correspondence, 2001 #04314, Subseries: "1.11. 2000-2005." Folder 203

Folder 204

Correspondence, 2002 #04314, Subseries: "1.11. 2000-2005." Folder 204

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Correspondence, 2003 #04314, Subseries: "1.11. 2000-2005." Folder 205

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Correspondence, 2004 #04314, Subseries: "1.11. 2000-2005." Folder 206-207

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Correspondence, 2005 #04314, Subseries: "1.11. 2000-2005." Folder 208

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.12. Correspondence, undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Subject Files, 1952-2004.

2,000 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Subject Files, 1952-2004, primarily relate to Max Steele's career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as a writer. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill materials include files on various aspects of the English and Creative Writing departments, class preparation materials, lectures and workshops, department personnel, correspondence with other professors and writers, the Writer-in-Residence program, and other related topics. There are also files on talks given, conferences attended, awards received, and information about preparing manuscripts for publication. For the most part, original file titles have been retained.

Folder 227

Academy of American Poets, 1967-1973 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 227

Includes a college poetry award program, prizes, contests, lists of winners, a flyer, and an announcement.

Folder 228

Associated Writing Programs: Correspondence and newsletters, 1968-1970 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 228

Correspondence is with faculty at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about creative writing at the University and with professors at other universities concering association policies, funds, and the end of The Young Writer at Chapel Hill literary magazine.

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Folder 230

Breadloaf Writer's Conference, Middlebury, Vt., 1956-1966 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 229-230

Includes a pamphlet about the conference, letters from Max Steele to faculty at Middlebury and Breadloaf, and correspondence with various writers.

Folder 231

Canyon Films, 1955-1956 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 231

Correspondence concerning payment for the script, revisions, and psychological analyses of the characters in Max Steele's short story "Captain of the White Yacht."

Folder 232

Children's Literature Association newsletters, 1974-1975 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 232

Folder 233-235

Folder 233

Folder 234

Folder 235

Conferences #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 233-235

Materials from North Carolina Writers' Network, South Carolina Writers' Conference, Southern Festival of Books, Bennington College, and the College of Charleston including correspondence with conference planners, contact lists, brochures, and preparatory materials relating to the conferences.

Folder 236

Contracts, 1952-1955 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 236

Contracts for short stories and a few cover letters.

Folder 237-238

Folder 237

Folder 238

The creative process, 1961 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 237-238

Typescript of a talk by W. McNeil Lowry called "The University and the Creative Arts." Also contains articles, pamphlets, a committee report about scholarships with students showing promise in creative work, a report of the fine arts advisory committee, and other documents about creativity on campus, creativity in general, and supporting students in the creative arts.

Folder 239-242

Folder 239

Folder 240

Folder 241

Folder 242

Creative Writing Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1973-1981 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 239-242

Letters, clippings, newsletters, and miscellaneous documents are sorted alphabetically according to the name of the individual or organization.

Folder 243

Cummings, E. E., 1908 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 243

Photocopies of notes and drawings by E.E. Cummings.

Folder 244

Fine Arts Alumni Assembly, 1968 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 244

Includes documents relating to committees and panels, a program, and a report of the subcommittee on the fine arts. This appears to have been a multidisciplinary group of people involved in fine arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that hosted programs for students and promoted the arts at the University.

Folder 245

Fine Arts Festival, 1957-1961 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 245

Correspondence relating to Max Steele's participation in judging writing entries for the festival and his attendance.

Folder 246

Harmon, William, 1970s #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 246

Letters from and typescript poems by William Harmon sent to Max Steele.

Folder 247-249

Folder 247

Folder 248

Folder 249

Humor #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 247-249

Photocopies, emails, and faxes of jokes, cartoons, anecdotes, and other similar materials. These may have been used for Max Steele's English 28H class.

Folder 250-254

Folder 250

Folder 251

Folder 252

Folder 253

Folder 254

Jessie Rehder Fund, 1967-1975 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 250-254

Includes correspondence concerning the establishment of the fund, instructions for entrants, congratulations for winners, and thank you notes and instructions for donors; receipts; information about donors; and publicity materials for the contest and the fund.

Folder 255

Jessner, Lucie, 1954-1981 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 255

Correspondence with Lucie Jesnner, a psychiatry professor who collaborated with the Creative Writing Department, regarding short stories written by Max Steele. Also contains memorial materials following her death.

Folder 256

National Endowment for the Arts, 1966-1968 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 256

Correspondence regarding talented new writers and the distribution of grant money for these writers and letters of congratulations to those awarded grants.

Folder 257

Orthopsychiatric speech #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 257

Reprint requests for Max Steele's presentation, "The Cool Voice," which he gave at an orthopsychiatric conference; also includes conference schedules.

Folder 258

Publicity, 1966-2002 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 258

Includes pamphlets, fliers, and clippings advertising books by Max Steele or events featuring him.

Folder 259

Readings, 1974-1977 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 259

Letters about upcoming or planned readings, seeking Max Steele's participation in them.

Folder 260

Speakers, 1977 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 260

Information about speaking engagements of Max Steele and others.

Folder 261-262

Folder 261

Folder 262

Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 1989-1993 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 261-262

Programs, materials about the sessions, schedules, and other related materials.

Folder 263

University of California, San Francisco extension, Creative Writing Department, 1963-1964 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 263

Notices of organization of class, academic program booklets, and memoranda.

Folder 264

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1955-1965 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 264

Letters about other writers and their work, stipends given to Max Steele, acknowledgement of gifts Steele gave to the University, description of courses, and letters informing Steele of his appointment. Also contains correspondence relating to Steele's activities during this period, including professional advice and discussions of his courses.

Folder 265

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1969-1971 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 265

Correspondence with faculty at other North Carolina universities about their creative writing programs.

Folder 266

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Bennington Lectures #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 266

Mainly photocopies, which also may have been used for class preparation.

Folder 267

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Course materials #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 267

Includes syllabi, reading lists, and assignment descriptions for several of his classes. A few of the materials do not obviously indicate which class they were for, but most do. Courses include English 23, 29, 34, 35, 47, and 49. Also includes instructor evaluation statistics for Max Steele.

Folder 268-269

Folder 268

Folder 269

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Course preparation materials #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 268-269

Includes humorous items, stories, articles, and related materials, most of which are photocopies. They appear to have been used either as class hand-outs or planning materials.

Folder 270-271

Folder 270

Folder 271

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Creative Writing Department materials #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 270-271

Includes memorandum, committee notes, student clubs, and a history of the department with notes by Jessie Rehder.

Folder 272

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Creative Writing Workshop #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 272

Mainly photocopies, which may also have been used for class preparation.

Folder 273

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, English 28H: Funny evaluations #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 273

Anonymous student evaluations of Max Steele and his American humor course.

Folder 274

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: English 28H materials #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 274

Materials`relating to preparation for his English 28H class.

Folder 275

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Retirement #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 275

Correspondence and other materials relating to Max Steele's retirement from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Folder 276

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Staff inter-office #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 276

Includes letters, copies of other writers' stories, staff lists, and copies of Max Steele's vitae.

Folder 277

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Talk materials #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 277

Outline for an extended talk Max Steele (and perhaps others) gave that included several of his short stories; copies of the short stories are included.

Folder 278-279

Folder 278

Folder 279

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Writer-in-Residence, 1968-1969, 1977 #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 278-279

Correspondence about the Writer-in-Residence program.

Folder 280-282

Folder 280

Folder 281

Folder 282

Writing process #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 280-282

Includes lists of authors and stories, notes, articles, and information about publishing; also contains photocopies of "short shorts" collected by Max Steele.

Folder 283

Loose papers: Plans and proposals #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 283

Plans or proposals for projects written by Curt Gentry, Daphne Athas, Doris Betts, and Tim McLaurin.

Note: These materials arrived at the repository unsorted and were placed together by processing staff.

Folder 284-285

Folder 284

Folder 285

Loose papers: Poems and writings #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 284-285

Includes articles, documents about writing, and poems, primarily by writers Max Steele did not appear to know personally, as well as photocopies of card catalogs. Some are photocopies and others are typed.

Note: These materials arrived at the repository unsorted and were placed together by processing staff.

Folder 286

Loose papers: Writers and professors #04314, Series: "2. Subject Files, 1952-2004." Folder 286

Lists and brief biographies of fellow writers and professors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and of writers living in North Carolina. Lists are organized by institution or by "literary merit."

Note: These materials arrived at the repository unsorted and were placed together by processing staff.

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4,000 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by title.

Drafts and printed versions of short stories, novels, children's books, speeches, articles, and reviews written by Max Steele. Printed versions include offprints, journal and magazine pages, and photocopies. There are drafts of Steele's novel Debby; galleys, manuscripts, and drafts of his story "The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers"; drafts and galleys of his short story collection The Hat of My Mother; and drafts of his other collections, Where She Brushed her Hair and The House of their Childhood. Many of the short stories, novels, and other works included here may not have been published. There is also a scrapbook of clippings relating to Debby and an audiotape of selected shorts from The Hat of my Mother. Files contain drafts, except where noted.

Folder 287

"Advice for Every Hour" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 287

Folder 288

"Ah Love! Ah Me!" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 288

Folder 289

"Alfred Chester" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 289

Folder 290

"Alice Adams" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 290

Folder 291

"Alice B. Toklas" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 291

Folder 292

"All the Wet Animals" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 292

Printed versions.

Folder 293

"Another Evening" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 293

Folder 294

"As One Approaches Zero" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 294

Folder 295

"Barefoot After School" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 295

Folder 296

"Bed Afire" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 296

Folder 297

"Big Goat, Little Goat" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 297

Printed versions.

Folder 298

"Black Jewel," 1942 #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 298

Written while a student at the University of North Carolina.

Folder 299

"The Boy with the Apple" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 299

Folder 300

"Captain of the White Yacht" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 300

Folder 301

"Captain of the White Yacht": Screen treatment and screenplay #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 301

Folder 302

"A Caracole in Paris" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 302

Folder 303

"The Case of the Naked Bride" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 303

Folder 304-305

Folder 304

Folder 305

"The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 304-305

Oversize Paper Folder OP-4314/1

"The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers": Proofs #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." OP-4314/1

Proofs of illustrations.

Folder 306

"Chief Rainbow and the Kid in Paris" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 306

Folder 307

"A Christmas Story" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 307

Folder 308

"The Coldest Christmas Ever" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 308

Folder 309

"Color the Daydream Yellow" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 309

Folder 310

"Conversacion: Primera Leccion" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 310

Folder 311

"The Cool Voice" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 311

Folder 312

"The Death of a Chimp" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 312

Folder 313

Debby: Draft, chapters 1-4 #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 313

Folder 314

Debby: Draft, various chapters #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 314

Drafts are labelled first and second.

Folder 315

Debby: Revisions, various chapters #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 315

Oversize Volume SV-4314

Debby: Scrapbook #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." SV-4314

Primarily clippings.

Folder 316

"The Delayed and Lost" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 316

Folder 317

"The Dermatologist" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 317

Folder 318

"Doomed" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 318

Folder 319

"Dougald 1999" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 319

Folder 320

"Dream Work" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 320

Folder 321

"Elizabeth Spencer and the Great Big Gong" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 321

Folder 322

"English 23a: A Paper Long Overdue" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 322

Folder 323

"Enough to Scare the Loons Again" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 323

Folder 324

"Experiencing the Mother: A Reading of Hansel and Gretel" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 324

Co-written with Jeffry Andersen.

Folder 325

"Fiction, Fact, and Dream" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 325

Folder 326

"A Formula Love Story" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 326

Originally called "Enough to Scare the Loons Again."

Folder 327

"Forget the Geraniums" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 327

Folder 328

"The Friendly Cow" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 328

Folder 329

"From the French Quarter" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 329

Folder 330

"Fuzzy Footnotes" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 330

Folder 331

"The Girl from Carthage" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 331

Folder 332

"The Glass-brick Apartment" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 332

Printed versions.

Folder 333

"A Good Place to Write" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 333

Folder 334

"The Grand Bus Ride" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 334

Folder 335

"Grandfather and the Chow Dog" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 335

Printed versions.

Folder 336

"Grandfather's Day" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 336

Folder 337-339

Folder 337

Folder 338

Folder 339

The Hat of My Mother: Typescript #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 337-339

Includes a letter from Molly Renda stating that this is the "original manuscript."

Folder 340-341

Folder 340

Folder 341

"The Hat of My Mother" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 340-341

Folder 342-345

Folder 342

Folder 343

Folder 344

Folder 345

The Hat of My Mother: Typescript draft #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 342-345

Folder 346-348

Folder 346

Folder 347

Folder 348

The Hat of My Mother: Galley #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 346-348

Audiocassette C-4314/1

"The Hat of My Mother": Selected shorts #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." C-4314/1

Folder 349

"Hear the Wind Blow" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 349

Folder 350

"Hereby Hangs a Tale" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 350

Printed versions.

Folder 351

"Hills Close In" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 351

Folder 352

"Home Is Where You Hang Your Head" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 352

Folder 353

"The Hottest Summer" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 353

Folder 354

The House of Their Childhood #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 354

Printed versions.

Folder 355

"I Became a Mohammedan" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 355

Folder 356

"I Know a Song of Carolina" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 356

Folder 357

"In His Father's Image" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 357

Originally called "Snapshots of My Father."

Folder 358

"Keeping up with the Joneses" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 358

Folder 359

"Kenna" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 359

Folder 360

"Legacy" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 360

Folder 361

"Let X Equal Agent" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 361

Folder 362

"Listen, the Clowns!" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 362

Folder 363-364

Folder 363

Folder 364

"The Long Vacation" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 363-364

Folder 365

"Love and Lightening in the Firefly Season" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 365

Printed versions.

Folder 366

"Lucie ney Jessner" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 366

Folder 367

"Mademoiselle and the Artist" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 367

Folder 368

"The Man in the Back Row Has a Question" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 368

Printed versions.

Folder 369-370

Folder 369

Folder 370

"The Man in the Doll House" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 369-370

Folder 371

"Many Mansions" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 371

Folder 372

"The Marvelous Toy of Robert Barrow" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 372

Folder 373

"The Math Tutor" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 373

Folder 374

"A Memorial Letter" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 374

Written to Wally Kaufman for the memorial for William Maxwell Blackburn.

Folder 375

"Memorial Piece for Robert Kirkpatrick" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 375

Folder 376

"The Most Unbelievable Character I'll Ever Forget" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 376

Folder 377

"The Mule-faced Boy" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 377

Folder 378

"The Musicale, Barber Shop, Trenton Falls, 1866 (Thomas Hicks)" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 378

Folder 379

"Notes from a Christmas Journal" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 379

Folder 380

"Peapatch" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 380

Unpublished novel.

Folder 381

"The Playhouse" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 381

Folder 382

"Plimpton" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 382

Folder 383

"Promiscuous Unbound" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 383

Printed versions.

Folder 384

"The Ragged Halo" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 384

Folder 385

"The Rescue" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 385

Printed versions.

Folder 386

"The Return of the Father" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 386

Folder 387

"Richard Wright: The Visible Man" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 387

Folder 388

"Rock Like a Fool" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 388

Folder 389

"Sam, the Hungry Goose" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 389

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-4314/2

"Sam, the Hungry Goose": Draft #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." OPF-4314/2

With illustrations by Nanno DeGroot.

Folder 390

"A Second Opinion" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 390

Folder 391

"The Silent Scream" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 391

Folder 392

"Speak, Painting, Speak" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 392

Printed versions.

Folder 393

"Stolen Time" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 393

Folder 394

"The Stone Wall" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 394

Folder 395

"Student Voices" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 395

Printed versions.

Folder 396

"Tale of the Monkey Tail" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 396

Folder 397

"Three Character Sketches" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 397

Folder 398

"Three Stories, 1945" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 398

Folder 399

"The Tin Can" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 399

Folder 400

"A Tribute to Doris Betts" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 400

Folder 401

"Uncle Bert in the Bathtub" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 401

Folder 402

"The Unfound Pig" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 402

Folder 403

"The Unripe Heart" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 403

Printed versions.

Folder 404

"The Wanton Troopers" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 404

Folder 405

"The Way I Feel" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 405

Folder 406

"What to Do Till the Postman Comes" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 406

Printed versions.

Folder 407

Where She Brushed Her Hair and other stories #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 407

Hardcover.

Folder 408

Where She Brushed Her Hair #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 408

Printed versions.

Folder 409

"The Willie Jackson Beer Party" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 409

Folder 410-411

Folder 410

Folder 411

"The World of Mac Moose" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 410-411

Unfinished novel.

Folder 412

"The Year of the Lily-Blight" #04314, Subseries: "3.1. Writings by Max Steele, 1942-2000s." Folder 412

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Notes, fragments of short stories, schoolwork, and drafts of early writings while Max Steele was a student at Furman University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of North Carolina.

Folder 413-415

Folder 413

Folder 414

Folder 415

Early writings, 1939-1944 #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 413-415

Drafts of various novels and short stories written while Max Steele was a student at Furman University and Vanderbilt University.

Folder 416

Hill, Iris #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 416

Materials relating to a review of an Iris Hill book, including both a draft and clipping of the review.

Folder 417

Jessie Rehder, 1967 #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 417

Memorial by Max Steele called "To the Memory of Jessie Clifford Rehder."

Folder 418

Reviews by Max Steele #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 418

Folder 419

Reviews of Max Steele writings #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 419

Folder 420

Speeches and articles #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 420

Speeches and articles prepared for the Red Clay Reader, the 1968 Alumni Arts Assembly, and the 1977 "Introduction to a Reading," Prize Stories 1976 review.

Folder 421

Untitled novel, chapters 2-7 #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 421

Folder 422

Unititled poems #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 422

Folder 423

Untitled short stories #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 423

Folder 424

Untitled talk #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 424

Talk begins "Sad in January when I could not be here..."

Folder 425

Fragments #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 425

Portions of works, most of which are unidentified.

Folder 426

Notes #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 426

Primarily about preparing short story collections for publication.

Folder 427-428

Folder 427

Folder 428

Novel beginnings #04314, Subseries: "3.2. Other Writings by Max Steele, 1939-2000s." Folder 427-428

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Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Drafts and printed versions of short stories and novels by other authors, including friends, associates, and former students. Many of these stories were sent to Max Steele by Lois Rosenthal of Story magazine. Authors include Alice Adams, Daphne Athas, Doris Betts, Kay Boyle, William DeBuys, Allan Gurganus, William Harmon, Wallace Kaufman, Lawrence Naumoff, Jessie Rehder, and Charles Young.

Folder 429

Aaron, Chester #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 429

Adams, Alice #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 429

"Alternatives,""At First Sight: Love and Liking, a Memoir,""Shock Treatment," and "A Very Nice Dog."

Adler, Emma Morel #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 429

Apple, Jessica #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 429

Athas, Daphne #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 429

Printed version of "Ode to Vivien Leigh."

Folder 430-433

Folder 430

Folder 431

Folder 432

Folder 433

Barlow, Dan #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 430-433

Folder 430

Folder 431

Folder 432

Folder 433

Bates, Paulette #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 430-433

Folder 430

Folder 431

Folder 432

Folder 433

Betts, Doris #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 430-433

Printed versions of "The Boiling Wolf," "Brief Prose, Long Subjects," and a review of Souls Raised from the Dead, and a typescript Sharp Teeth of Love.

Folder 430

Folder 431

Folder 432

Folder 433

Blackburn, Alexander #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 430-433

Folder 430

Folder 431

Folder 432

Folder 433

Boyle, Kay #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 430-433

Drafts of her review of Max Steele's "An Analysis of Hear the Wind Blow," a printed version of her "On the Teaching of Writing," and an untitled draft that begins with "It must have been about twenty years ago..."

Folder 434

Caldwell, Bo #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 434

Carter, Emily #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 434

Connell, Emily #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 434

Folder 435

Davies, Peter Ho #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 435

Davis, Antonette #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 435

DeBuys, William #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 435

"Burned,""Emma Yazzie's Blankets,""Geranium,""Here,""Ice, Skunk, Love," and "The Theory and Practice of Borders."

Folder 436

Filley, Patrick Oliver #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 436

Frazier, Ian #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 436

Fuller, Blair #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 436

Folder 437-438

Folder 437

Folder 438

Gaeta, Betty #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 437-438

Folder 437

Folder 438

Gingher, Marianne #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 437-438

Folder 437

Folder 438

Gravely, Will #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 437-438

Folder 437

Folder 438

Gurganus, Allan #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 437-438

Printed version of "The Practical Heart."

Folder 439-440

Folder 439

Folder 440

Hardeman, Louise #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 439-440

Folder 439

Folder 440

Hardy, Melissa #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 439-440

Folder 439

Folder 440

Harmon, William #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 439-440

Poems from an unidentified collection, including a poem dedicated to Max Steele called "Literacy, An Abandoned Ode," and poems from two collections called Legion: Civic Choruses and The Dawn Horse. Legion: Civic Choruses is identified by a note from William Harmon as being an advanced copy and the other poems appear to be as well.

Folder 441

Jennings, Michael #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 441

Jones, R. D. #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 441

Folder 442

Kaufman, Wallace #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 442

"The Intruder" and "the Hurricane"; a prologue from an unidentified work; and translations by Wallace Kaufman of fifteen poems by Stefan George.

Kirpatrick, Robert G. #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 442

Folder 443-444

Folder 443

Folder 444

Legendre, James #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 443-444

Folder 443

Folder 444

Lemke, Arthur Butch Jr. #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 443-444

Folder 443

Folder 444

Lensing, George #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 443-444

Folder 443

Folder 444

Levertov, Denise #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 443-444

Folder 443

Folder 444

Logan, Jane #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 443-444

Folder 443

Folder 444

Love, Martin #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 443-444

Folder 443

Folder 444

Lyons, Paul #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 443-444

Folder 445-448

Folder 445

Folder 446

Folder 447

Folder 448

Mankeiwicz, Jane #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 445-448

Folder 445

Folder 446

Folder 447

Folder 448

Mason, Alane #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 445-448

Folder 445

Folder 446

Folder 447

Folder 448

Mills, Jerry Leath #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 445-448

Folder 445

Folder 446

Folder 447

Folder 448

Mizelle, Tim #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 445-448

Folder 445

Folder 446

Folder 447

Folder 448

Moose, Ruth #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 445-448

Folder 449-452

Folder 449

Folder 450

Folder 451

Folder 452

Nashold, Jim #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 449-452

Folder 449

Folder 450

Folder 451

Folder 452

Naumoff, Lawrence #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 449-452

Advanced copies of three chapters of Silk Hope .

Folder 453-454

Folder 453

Folder 454

Palmatier, Robert #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 453-454

Folder 453

Folder 454

Parlaen, Micahel #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 453-454

Folder 455-456

Folder 455

Folder 456

Rash, Ron #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 455-456

Folder 455

Folder 456

Rehder, Jessie #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 455-456

Draft of "The Surgeon."

Folder 455

Folder 456

Reid, Melynda #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 455-456

Folder 455

Folder 456

Rowell, David #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 455-456

Folder 457-463

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Sagan, Leonard #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 457-463

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Schermerhorn, David #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 457-463

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Schoemperlen, Diane #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 457-463

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Shinn, Jerry #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 457-463

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Skibell, John #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 457-463

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Spencer, Elizabeth #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 457-463

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Sumner, Melanie #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 457-463

Folder 464-465

Folder 464

Folder 465

Tanner, Ron #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 464-465

Folder 464

Folder 465

Taylor, Katherine #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 464-465

Folder 464

Folder 465

Thompson, Carl Jr. #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 464-465

Folder 464

Folder 465

Tilly, Nancy #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 464-465

Folder 464

Folder 465

Trapasso, R. #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 464-465

Folder 464

Folder 465

Udall, Brady #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 464-465

Folder 466-468

Folder 466

Folder 467

Folder 468

Williams, Richard #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 466-468

Folder 466

Folder 467

Folder 468

Wren, Bill #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 466-468

Folder 466

Folder 467

Folder 468

Weyr, Garret #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 466-468

Folder 469-471

Folder 469

Folder 470

Folder 471

Young, Charles #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 469-471

Drafts of Artifice!, "Calliope Jane," "The Gathering," "The Gelding," "Horse and Rider," "Night and Morning with Will and Anita," "Old Car, Old Car Top," "Once Around the Mulberry Bush," "One-Nighter," and "Shoes."

Folder 472-473

Folder 472

Folder 473

Unidentified authors: Writings #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 472-473

Folder 474

Unidentified authors: Poems #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 474

Folder 475

Other papers #04314, Subseries: "3.3. Writings by Others, 1944-2000s." Folder 475

Publicity for publications and events by various authors.

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1,500 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Newspaper and magazine clippings gathered by or sent to Max Steele throughout his life. Most of the clippings concern Steele and his publications or career. Some are about his friends and family, though these tend to be obituaries. There are a very small number of clippings on a variety of topics that appear just to have been of interest to him. The largest number of clippings are from the years 1950 and 1988, when Debby and The Hat of My Mother were published, respectively. There are also many clippings from 1966, when Steele was appointed as the Writer-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Folder 476

Clippings, 1940s #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 476

Folder 477-478

Folder 477

Folder 478

Clippings, 1943-1947 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 477-478

Folder 479-483

Folder 479

Folder 480

Folder 481

Folder 482

Folder 483

Clippings, 1950 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 479-483

Chiefly about Debby.

Folder 484

Clippings, 1951-1953 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 484

Folder 485

Clippings, 1955-1957 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 485

Folder 486

Clippings, 1962-1964 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 486

Many clippings are about the death of Mills Steele, the brother of Max Steele.

Folder 487-488

Folder 487

Folder 488

Clippings, 1966 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 487-488

Folder 489

Clippings, 1967 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 489

Many clippings are about the death of Jessie Rehder.

Folder 490

Clippings, 1968 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 490

Folder 491

Clippings, 1969 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 491

Folder 492

Clippings, 1960s #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 492

Folder 493

Clippings, 1970-1972 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 493

Folder 494

Clippings, 1975-1979 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 494

Folder 495-496

Folder 495

Folder 496

Clippings 1980-1985 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 495-496

Folder 497

Clippings, 1987 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 497

Folder 498-501

Folder 498

Folder 499

Folder 500

Folder 501

Clippings, 1988 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 498-501

Folder 502

Clippings, 1989 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 502

Folder 503-505

Folder 503

Folder 504

Folder 505

Clippings, 1992-1999 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 503-505

Folder 506

Clippings, 2000-2004 #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 506

Folder 507

Clippings, undated #04314, Series: "4. Clippings, 1943-2004." Folder 507

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Family Papers, 1926-2004.

800 items.

Materials relating to Max Steele's personal life and his family members, including various financial, real estate, and legal documents. Many family materials seem to have been passed to Steele upon their deaths.

Folder 508

Army materials #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 508

Includes Max Steele's discharge papers, his registration card, his ID card, his veteran's insurance, and other similar materials.

Folder 509-511

Folder 509

Folder 510

Folder 511

Biographical materials #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 509-511

Army documents, photocopies of various IDs, Max Steele's 1939 high school diploma, copies of his vitae, and other similar materials.

Folder 512

Financial materials: General #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 512

Bank statements, a budget notebook, portfolio information, his mother's stocks in Dade City Hotel Co. in 1926, and other similar items.

Folder 513

Financial materials: Estate of Grace Prevost #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 513

Stocks, insurance documents, and bonds belong to Max Steele's sister, Grace Prevost. Steele was co-executor and possibly heir of Grace Prevost's estate.

Folder 514

Financial materials: Portfolio #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 514

Max Steele's business license, a portfolio asset list, income tax information, a notebook containing an asset summary, and other similar materials.

Folder 515

Frances R. Steele materials #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 515

1978 copy of the last will and testament and a short autobiography of Frances R. Steele, siter of Max Steele .

Folder 516

Hugh Adams materials #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 516

Army documents and other papers of Hugh Adams, brother-in-law of Max Steele.

Folder 517

Legal materials: Divorce #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 517

Documents relating to Max Steele's 1980 divorce from Diana Steele, including the deed of separation, arrangements for custody, notes about a custody battle, financial materials, and other materials.

Folder 518-519

Folder 518

Folder 519

Legal materials: Grace Prevost #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 518-519

Includes will, death certificate, an estate settlement, and other related documents belong to Grace Prevost, sister of Max Steele; also includes documents relating to properties in Greenville, S.C., owned by Grace Prevost and her husband, Gerry Prevost.

Folder 520

Mary Steele Adams materials #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 520

Living will, last will and testament, marriage certificate, notebook of personal affairs, bills, accounting, and other related materials belonging to Mary Steele Adams, sister of Max Steele.

Folder 521-523

Folder 521

Folder 522

Folder 523

Mills Steele materials #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 521-523

Clippings, awards, publicity, materials from photography courses, letters, and the obituary of Mills Steele, brother of Max Steele. With a few exceptions, these materials appear to have been compiled by Mills Steele and were passed to Max Steele upon his death.

Folder 524-529

Folder 524

Folder 525

Folder 526

Folder 527

Folder 528

Folder 529

Real estate #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 524-529

Includes Grace Prevost and Gerry Prevost's sale contracts, a family furniture list, house plans, and other similar materials; documents about properties owned by Max Steele in Chapel Hill, N.C., Greenville, S.C., San Francisco, Calif., and Santa Fe, N.M., which he either lived in or rented out; and an arrest report for a man who broke into a house in the neighborhood where Max Steele either lived in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Folder 530

Other family papers #04314, Series: "5. Family Papers, 1926-2004." Folder 530

Photocopy of a funeral signature book, biographies, and other materials.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Other Papers, 1939-2004.

3,000 items.

Wide ranging materials on a variety of topics. There are printed materials on different topics, non-photographic images, and materials relating to friends and coworkers. There are many materials from Max Steele's travels, including trips to Turkey, Greece, and Egypt, as well as travel for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, travel in Europe and North America, and other related materials. There are also many address books, planners, and notebooks from throughout his life.

Some items relate closely to similar materials in other series.

Folder 531-536

Folder 531

Folder 532

Folder 533

Folder 534

Folder 535

Folder 536

Address books, 1943-2000 #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 531-536

Folder 537

Alcoholics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous, 1958-1983 #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 537

Brochures and other printed materials.

Folder 538

Alumnus materials #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 538

Newsletters and programs from alumni associations at Furman University and Greenville High School.

Folder 539

Awards and honors #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 539

Includes copies of Max Steele's honorary doctorates and related materials from Belmont Abbey College and Furman University, his University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Excellence in Inspirational Teaching of Undergraduates Award, and his 1974 Men of Achievement commendation.

Folder 540-541

Folder 540

Folder 541

Contacts #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 540-541

Buisiness cards, lists of contacts, and contact information written on scraps of paper.

Audiocassette C-4314/2

Doris Betts: Oral history interview by Max Steele, 30 May 1999 #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." C-4314/2

Folder 542

Furman University honorary degree #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 542

Folder 543

Memorabilia #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 543

Folder 544

Nanno deGroot illustrations #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 544

Original illustrations by Nanno DeGroot.

Folder 545-552

Folder 545

Folder 546

Folder 547

Folder 548

Folder 549

Folder 550

Folder 551

Folder 552

Planners and notebooks, 1954-2004 #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 545-552

Travel information and notes on daily topics, including to-do lists and contacts, drawings, and financial information.

Folder 553

Postcards #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 553

Postcards from Italy, France, Turkey, the United States, and Norway from 1939 to 1991.

Folder 554-556

Folder 554

Folder 555

Folder 556

Printed materials #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 554-556

Programs, magazine clippings, an exhibition catalogue for George Bireline at the North Carolina Museum of Art, recipes, a small booklet on Hindu magic, a 1950 copy of Publishers Weekly, a 1966 copy of Furman University Magazine , a 1968 copy of the Saturday Review, a copy of the gospel of St. John, a "Doubleday Christmas Sampler of Feasts" from 1981, and an issue of Preservation News from Historic North Carolina Home Preservation.

Folder 557-559

Folder 557

Folder 558

Folder 559

Schoolwork #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 557-559

Papers written by Max Steele for classes at the University of North Carolina and schoolwork, weather documents, and other materials from Vanderbilt University.

Audiocassette C-4314/3

Southwords Special: Writers on Reading #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." C-4314/3

Folder 560-567

Folder 560

Folder 561

Folder 562

Folder 563

Folder 564

Folder 565

Folder 566

Folder 567

Travel materials #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 560-567

Materials about trips to Egypt, Greece, and Turkey in the early 1980s as well as travel for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, travel in North America and Europe, and other related materials. Includes brochures, travel authorizations, itineraries, and documents for study abroad programs.

Folder 568

Other papers #04314, Series: "6. Other Papers, 1939-2004." Folder 568

Children's drawings, stationary, photocopies of photographs, handwritten notes, and flyers.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Photographs, 1870s-2004.

400 items.

Photographs, including portraits and snapshots, of Max Steele, his family, his friends, and his students. The earliest photographs, from the 1870s to the 1940s, are of Steele's older relatives and siblings, often as children with various friends and relatives. Photographs from the 1950s to the 2000s are chiefly of Steele with various family members and friends. The 1960s and 1970s are chiefly photographs of his children. There are also undated photographs of Steele and various, identified friends and family members. Photographs from throughout the series include portraits, family photographs, and events.

Image Folder PF-4314/1-2

PF-4314/1

PF-4314/2

Max Steele, 1940s-2000s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/1-2

Image Folder PF-4314/3-6

PF-4314/3

PF-4314/4

PF-4314/5

PF-4314/6

Family, 1870s-1930s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/3-6

Includes images of grandparents, parents, uncles, some cousins, siblings as children and young adults, and some friends. Also includes images of places where the family lived or worked, including Greenville, S.C., and Zephyrhills, Fla.

Image Folder PF-4314/7

1940s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/7

Includes images of Max Steele, Frances Steele, and Mills Steele, and friends; there are also images from the Army and the Navy, which appear to have been taken by Mills Steele.

Image Folder PF-4314/8-9

PF-4314/8

PF-4314/9

1950s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/8-9

Includes images of Max Steele, friends, his travels in Europe, and a book signing event for Debby.

Image Folder PF-4314/10-11

PF-4314/10

PF-4314/11

1960s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/10-11

Includes images of Max Steele, his family, and friends.

Image Folder PF-4314/12-14

PF-4314/12

PF-4314/13

PF-4314/14

1970s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/12-14

Includes images of Max Steele, his family, and friends, including Alice Adams.

Image Folder PF-4314/15-16

PF-4314/15

PF-4314/16

1980s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/15-16

Includes images of Max Steele, his family, his friends, and some of Steele's students; also includes pictures from a family vacation to Turkey.

Image Folder PF-4314/17-18

PF-4314/17

PF-4314/18

1990s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/17-18

Includes images of Max Steele, friends, and possibly grandchildren.

Image Folder PF-4314/19

2000s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/19

Includes images of Max Steele and friends.

Image Folder PF-4314/20-24

PF-4314/20

PF-4314/21

PF-4314/22

PF-4314/23

PF-4314/24

Steele family #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/20-24

Includes portraits of Mills Steele, as well as portraits by Mills Steele, and a photograph of the reception area of his studio. There are also photographs of Mary Steele Adams and Frances Steele, Virgina Steele Sorenion, from their childhoods to their adulthoods, including pictures of their families.

Image Folder PF-4314/26

Alice Adams and Max Steele, circa 1970s-1980s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/26

Image Folder PF-4314/27

Identified subjects #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/27

Includes Steele Phillips, Park Phillips, Lena and John (last name unknown), Susan Lee, and Jan Fleischer.

Image Folder PF-4314/28-30

PF-4314/28

PF-4314/29

PF-4314/30

Unidentified subjects, 1930s-2000s #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/28-30

Chiefly images of people, but some of buildings and antique furniture from someone's apartment, possibly one of Max Steele's siblings.

Image Folder PF-4314/31

Negatives: circa 1940s-1984 #04314, Series: "7. Photographs, 1870s-2004." PF-4314/31

Most of the negatives are from Mills Steele's studio or are official images from Mills' time in the Navy. Others images appear to be of Max Steele, building interiors, and vacations, including Steele's family vacation to Turkey in 1984.

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400 items.

Papers of Jessie Rehder, a fellow author and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which were passed to Max Steele upon her death in 1967. This series contains personal and professional correspondence, drafts of Rehder's short stories, clippings, notes, photographs, and materials about the Writer-in-Residence program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There is also an unbound manuscript of Rehder's "Have Mercy," which was sent to Steele by a publisher following her death and drafts of a chapter of a novel and a short story written by Carl Cook, whose connection with Rehder is unclear.

Folder 569-572

Folder 569

Folder 570

Folder 571

Folder 572

Correspondence, 1953-1967 #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." Folder 569-572

Correspondence appears to be with publishers, writers, and professors at other universities.

Folder 573-576

Folder 573

Folder 574

Folder 575

Folder 576

Writer-in-Residence materials #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." Folder 573-576

Notes, drafts, biographies, proposals, correspondence, contact lists, and other similar materials.

Folder 577

Short story drafts #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." Folder 577

Handwritten and typescript.

Folder 578-581

Folder 578

Folder 579

Folder 580

Folder 581

"Have Mercy" #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." Folder 578-581

Unbound manuscript and letter from a publisher to Max Steele about the manuscript, which was sent to him after Jessie Rehder's death.

Image Folder PF-4314/25

Photographs, circa 1950s-1960s #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." PF-4314/25

Images of Carl Cook and "David"; reprints of a photograph of Jessie Rehder on a boat trip from Africa.

Folder 582

Clippings #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." Folder 582

Includes tributes by Max Steele and eight other authors.

Folder 583

Peace College speech, circa 1960s #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." Folder 583

Notes and other materials for a speech by Jessie Rehder.

Folder 584

Fragments #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." Folder 584

Handwritten notes on loose paper and in a small notebook on topics ranging from daily activities to writing.

Folder 585

Drafts by Carl Cook #04314, Series: "8. Jessie Rehder Papers, 1953-1967." Folder 585

Drafts of a novel chapter and a short story.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963.

8 items.

Letters and documents from various famous figures, including Flannery O'Connor, Eleanor Roosevelt, and T.H. White. These materials may have been purchased by Max Steele; he was not the original recipient of any of these materials.

Folder 586

Deed, 1693 #04314, Series: "9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963." Folder 586

Concerns a sale of land to Richard Price and Mary Price of England.

Folder 587

Flannery O'Connor letter and short story, 1963 #04314, Series: "9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963." Folder 587

A letter, 22 April 1963, written to "Elizabeth," and a typescript draft of the short story "Why Do the Heathen Rage?"

Folder 588

Eleanor Roosevelt letter to Joseph Alsop, 12 December 1943 #04314, Series: "9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963." Folder 588

Introduces Lieutenant Purdy.

Folder 589

Eleanor Roosevelt card to Lieutenant Purdy 11 March 1954 #04314, Series: "9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963." Folder 589

Folder 590

New York Sun inaugural issue, 1833 #04314, Series: "9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963." Folder 590

Folder 591

T.H. White, "Dawn Signature for Major Purdy" #04314, Series: "9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963." Folder 591

Handwritten document.

Folder 592

Yale Dramatic Association letters, 1901-1924 #04314, Series: "9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963." Folder 592

Letters, 1901-1924, to either the Yale Dramatic Association or Professor William Lyon Phelps, from William Archer, William Dean Howells, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Clyde Fitch, Alexander Woollcott, and Robert C. Benchley.

Folder 593

Maude Adams letter, 1898 #04314, Series: "9. Collected Letters and Other Items, 1693-1963." Folder 593

A short letter to an unidentified recipient.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Revisions: Finding aid updated in November, 2012 by Danielle Fasig and Virginia Ferris because of processing.

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