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Finding aid for the Stephen Longstreet papers

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein; additional data entry by Connor Beckner, 2013 October

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Bruccoli, Matthew J., (Matthew Joseph), 1931-2008
Creator
Longstreet, Ethel
Creator
Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002
Creator
Melchior, Lauritz
Creator
Schildkraut, Joseph, 1895-1964
Title
Stephen Longstreet papers
Collection no.
0175
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1970-1990
Date [inclusive]
1922-1995
Extent
121.08 Linear feet, 117 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Typescripts, manuscripts, galleys, artwork, letters, financial records, and personal material created and collected by writer and artist Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002) over the course of his long career.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Stephen Longstreet papers, Collection no. 0175, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002) was a prolific author and artist. Born Chauncey Weiner in New York in 1907, his family moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey when he was a child. As a schoolboy, Longstreet changed his name from Chauncey to Henry, and then again to Henri when he began his professional career as an artist in the early 1930s. The family name was originally Wiener-Longstrasse, and Longstreet's first submitted manuscript (to Random House in 1940) was as Stephen Wiener-Longstrasse. It was Bennett Cerf at Random House who suggested Longstreet drop the Wiener and anglicize the Longstrasse. Longstreet also adopted and used the pen names Paul Haggard (circa 1938), Thomas Burton, David Ormsbee, Monte Redmond, W.W. Windstaff, and Lucas Webb.

As Henri Wiener, Longstreet studied in Paris and at Rutgers and Harvard Universities; he graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (Parsons) in 1929. On his return to the United States from Paris, his artistic style was considered "too modern" to sell (he identified as a surrealist), and he thus pursued a career as a commercial and magazine artist and cartoonist. His work was published in the New Yorker,  Life,  Colliers, and the  Saturday Evening Post. Longstreet continued to produce art after turning to writing; in addition to creating illustrations for a number of his own books, in particular his publications on jazz, Longstreet was also a prolific producer of collages and drawings.

In 1933 Longstreet began writing radio shows for John Barrymore, Bob Hope, and Rudy Vallee, thus launching his career as a writer. He published over a hundred books, including the novels Decade 1929-1939 (1940),   The Pedlocks (1951), and  The Flesh Peddlers (1962).

In addition to novels, Longstreet also wrote a number of scripts and plays. He was under contract at Warner Bros. in the 1940s and penned "The Jolson Story" and "Stallion Road", based on his novel of the same name and starring Ronald Reagan. He also wrote a screen adaptation of his novel The Gay Sisters (1941) and the book for the musical "High Button Shoes", adapted from his semi-autobiographical novel,  The Sisters Liked Them Handsome.

Longstreet also wrote a number of non fiction books, many of them on one of his favorite topics, jazz. He was introduced to jazz by Paul Robeson, whom he met in 1918 while Robeson was an undergraduate at Rutgers University.

Longstreet died in 2002.

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Scope and Content

The Stephen Longstreet papers consists of typescripts, manuscripts, galleys, correspondence, artwork, scrapbooks, financial records, ephemera, and clippings, 1922-1995, created and collected by Stephen Longstreet. The collection documents Longstreet's long and prolific career as a writer of fiction, non-fiction, plays, screenplays, and poetry, and as an artist. Typescripts and manuscripts of most of Longstreet's written work can be found in the papers, as can either originals or reproductions of a large percentage of Longstreet's artwork. Also included is some material created and collected by Longstreet's wife, Ethel.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2013 October
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

8 document boxes of typescripts and manuscripts were donated by Stephen Longstreet, 1978 and 1985. The remainder (and bulk) of the collection was donated by Ben and Lou Weinstein, Heritage Book Shop, 2007.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Stephen Longstreet Papers (Collection 380). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles

Stephen Longstreet Collection, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Stephen Longstreet paintings and drawings, Hoover Institution Archives

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Collages (visual works)
  • Drawings
  • Ephemera
  • Galley proofs
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Notes
  • Scrapbooks
  • Typescripts
  • Watercolors (paintings)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bruccoli, Matthew J., (Matthew Joseph), 1931-2008 -- Correspondence
  • Longstreet, Ethel -- Archives
  • Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002 -- Archives
  • Melchior, Lauritz -- Correspondence
  • Schildkraut, Joseph, 1895-1964 -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Actors--Pictorial works
  • Artists--California--Los Angeles--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--California--20th century--Archival resources
  • Autobiography--Jewish authors--20th century--Archival resources
  • Jazz musicians--United States--Archival resources
  • Jazz musicians--United States--Pictorial works
  • Jazz--Pictorial works
  • Jazz--United States--Archival resources
  • Nude in art--Pictorial works
  • Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • World War, 1939-1945--Pictorial works

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Writings 

Scope and Content

The Writings series consists of manuscripts and typescripts of Longstreet's novels, stories, non-fiction works, screen- and teleplays, poetry, and outlines/notes for novels and books. In addition to manuscripts, both original and photocopied typescripts are included. Longstreet would often edit photocopies, make notes on them about publication status, and/or sign them.

Arrangement

The Writings series is arranged by genre.

 Novels and stories 

Scope and Content

Manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys for most of Longstreet's novels. Many include handmade (by Longstreet) covers, original or photocopied illustrations, edits and annotations.

Box Folder

 All or Nothing undated   Typescript. Lightly edited in pencil and ink, some inserted pages, some pages carbon and some original.

1 1-3
Box

 All or Nothing 1983 June   Handbound first galleys. Book jacket pasted on cover.

32

 The Ambassadors 1977   Handbound galley with cover and title page inscribed with title by Longstreet.

30
Box Folder

 The Ambassador undated   Typescript, "1st version".

Scope and Content

Outline of the novel's theme.

42 6

 Among Thieves undated   Typescript. Lightly edited with ink, hand drawn title page.

2 5-7

 Among Thieves undated   Photocopy, lightly edited.

2 8-10

 Among Thieves undated   Typescript. Two copies of Longstreet's Introduction.

35 5

 The Bank undated   Typescript.

3 1-5

 The Bank 1976   Typescript. Heavily edited by publisher with red, black ink and pencil, changes made to page numbers, manuscript.

3 6
Box

 The Burning Man 1958   Handbound galley with title inscribed on cover and title page by Longstreet. "1st gallies".

30

 Delilah's Fortune 1984   Uncorrected proofs; titled and signed by Longstreet on first page, with note "better paper than published version".

25

 The Divorce 1978   3 copies. Copy 1 bound, signed and dated on title page; copy 2 bound and signed on cover; copy 3 unbound, with title handwritten on back by Longstreet.

20
Box Folder

 Divorcing undated   Typescript.

5 4-7
Box

 Geisha undated   Uncorrected proof.

31

 The General 1974   Photocopy of a typescript, edited in black and red ink by publisher.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   6 5-8
    Box Folder
Textual materials   7 1

Box Folder

 Genesis undated   Pages edited.

7 2-6

 The Golden Touch undated   Typescript.

30 1-3

 [Cover for "I Took Off My High Button Shoes"] undated   Typed with handwritten addition.

48 9

 Icarus Rising undated 

Scope and Content

Outline for a novel; incomplete.

47 10

 Joy to the World undated   Lightly edited.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   8 1
    Box Folder
Textual materials   7 7-8

Box Folder

 Joy to the World undated   Photocopy, lightly edited.

8 2-4

 Rough notes/Joy to the World undated   Heavily edited typescript.

42 9-10

 The Kingston Fortune 1975   Typescript.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   9 1
    Box Folder
Textual materials   8 5-6

Box

 The Kingston Fortune 1975   Copy 1: bound uncorrected proof, signed and dated by Longstreet on title page. Copy 2: promotional leaflet pasted to cover; signed and dated by Longstreet on cover.

21
Box Folder

 Kingston Junction undated   Typescript.

9 2-4

 Life in the Fast Lane, by Monte Redmond undated   Typescript, both photocopied and carbon. Light annotations. Handwritten cover page.

35 4
Box

 Lower Than Angels, by W.W. Windstaff 1992, undated   Copy 1: handbound photocopied galleys, with title inscribed on cover by Longstreet. Copy 2: Uncorrected proofs, signed by Longstreet.

25
Box Folder

 A Man at the Door undated 

9 6-7

 [Man of Montmartre mss title page] circa 1958 

Scope and Content

Original manuscript title page.

40 5
Box

 Masts to Spear the Stars 1967   Unbound galleys; titled, signed and dated by Longstreet.

21
Box Folder

 Material for a Novel--The Middle Way undated   Original typescript.

43 2

 No One Here with that Name undated   Typescript.

10 8-10

 No One Here by that Name undated   Manuscript.

33 5-6

 There is No One here by that Name undated   Typescript.

16 6-7

 There is No One here by that Name undated   Typescript.

17 3-4
Box

 The Nylon Island 1964   Handbound galleys with title and signature on first page; note by Longstreet on title page.

21

 Order my Firing Squad for the Afternoon, by W.W. Windstaff 1974, 1993   Bound galley, title inscribed on cover by Longstreet with note "Published as Lower Than Angles [sic] (1993)", note by Longstreet on first page regarding publication status and dated 1974, book description pasted onto inside front cover.

25
Box Folder

 Order my Firing Squad for the Afternoon layouts   Photocopies.

48 5

 Photocopies of illustrations for an unpublished book "Order My Firing Squad for the Afternoon" undated 

48 6

 [W.W. Windstaff letter] 1929 

47 17

 Out of Washington copy B undated   Typescript.

26 4

 The Pedlock Inheritance 1972   Typescript.

11 3-6
Box

 The Pedlock Inheritance 1972, 1978   First galleys, signed and dated by Longstreet.

22

 Pedlock Saint, Pedlock Sinner 1969   Title inscribed on cover by Longstreet as "Pedlock Sinner, Pedlock Saint".

22

 The Pedlocks in Love 1978   Typescript.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   12 1
    Box Folder
Textual materials   11 7

Box Folder

 The Pedlocks in Love undated   Typescript.

12 2-3
Box

 The Pedlocks in Love undated   Title inscribed on cover and title page by Longstreet.

31
Box Folder

 The Pembroke Colors undated   Typescript.

17 1-2
Box

 Pembroke Colors 1980   First galleys.

21
Box Folder

 Rough notes--Pembroke Colors undated   Heavily edited typescript.

43 1

 Project X undated   Original typescript with handwritten cover and title page.

39 3

 The Saint had Eight Wives 1967   Typescript.

13 2-7
Box

 Senator Silverthorn 1968   Handbound galley, title inscribed on cover and first page by Longstreet.

23

 The Silverthorns 1978   Typescript.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   14 1-2
    Box Folder
Textual materials   13 8

Box

 The Small Animals of Beverly Hills and Other Stories undated   Galley pages pasted to yellow paper; original typed title page; original introduction inserted.

23
Box Folder

 The Sound of an American undated   Incomplete typescript.

14 5
Box

 Storm Watch 1979   Handbound, photocopied galleys, signed by Longstreet on the first page.

23

 The Strange Ordeal of Sarah Pedlock 1975   Typescript.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   15 1-3
    Box Folder
Textual materials   14 6

Box Folder

 Straw Boss 1978   Typescript.

15 4-8

 Stribling, by Lucas Webb 1973   Photocopy of an edited typescript.

44 4-6

 Strike the Bell Boldly 1977   Typescript.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   15 9-10
    Box Folder
Textual materials   16 1-3

Box Folder

 Strike the Bell Boldly undated   Typescript.

16 4-5
Box

 Strike the Bell Boldly 1977   Bound, advance uncorrected proofs. Signed and dated by Longstreet on the title page.

29
Box Folder

 [Strike] The Bell [Boldly] undated   Incomplete typescript.

26 1
Box

 War in the Golden Weather 1965 February 2   Unbound galleys with editors marks.

31

 Wild Harvest undated   Handbound galleys. Title inscribed by Longstreet on cover and title page. Note on title page: "paper back edition only/Fawcett" in Longstreet's hand.

31
Box Folder

 The Young Man [sic] of Paris undated   Typescript.

19 1-2
Box

 M.B. Longman, The Power of Black undated   Handbound galleys, title inscribed by Longstreet on cover and first page.

24
Box Folder

 [Untitled memoir?] undated   Manuscript.

33 7

 [Novel notes and themes] undated 

Scope and Content

Includes outlines and themes for June Wayne; The Bank; The Rivals; The Pedlocks in Love.

42 11

 [Outlines of literary projects] 1970, 1976, undated 

Scope and Content

Includes outlines for The Buffalo Pope; The City on Two Rivers; The General; Kipling, His True Life and Times; The Pleasures of the Eye; Straw Boss. Each is annotated with a note by Longstreet as to publication status.

42 12

 [Unidentified edited typescript] undated 

26 8-9

 [Unidentified typescript fragment] undated 

26 10

 [Unidentified typescript pages undated 

27 1, 2

 [Unidentified incomplete typescript] undated 

27 3-5

 [Unidentified novel--incomplete] undated 

28 1-2

 [Unidentified typescript] undated 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   29 1-3
    Box Folder
Textual materials   28 3-6

 Non-fiction 

Scope and Content

Manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys for many of Longstreet's non-fiction works. Many include handmade (by Longstreet) covers, original or photocopied illustrations, edits and annotations.

Box Folder

 Afterword for "Single Lady" undated   Photocopy and carbon.

Scope and Content

Afterword for John Monk Saunders' novel.

40 6

 All Done By Hand: The Drawings of Stephen Longstreet, 1935-1993 circa 1993   Photocopied typescript with photocopied illustrations. Title page and cardboard binding are hand written.

35 7

 All Done By Hand: The Drawings of Stephen Longstreet circa 1993   2 volume set. Photocopied typescript and illustrations, with pencilled edits and handwritten covers.

36 1-2

 All Done By Hand: The Drawings of Stephen Longstreet circa 1993   Incomplete photocopied typescript with photocopied illustrations. Handbound in cardboard cover with title inscribed by Longstreet on cover.

36 3
Box

 All Done By Hand undated   Primarily photocopies.

77
Box Folder

 All Star Cast 1976   Typescript. Heavily edited by publisher.

1 4-7

 All Star Cast 1977   Typescript. Medium editing with pencil and ink.

2 1-4
Box

 All Star Cast 1977   Typescript. Book jacket pasted to cover. Contains typesetter's annotations.

20
Box Folder

 The American Civil War undated 

Scope and Content

Essay by Longstreet in Matthew Brady. Possibly for an unidentified book?

40 3

 The Bitter Wind   Photocopied typescript and illustrations with handwritten title page.

Scope and Content

Sketchbooks and text, 1929-1940.

36 4

 The Bitter Wind: Sketchbooks of the Years of the Great Depression undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations with handwritten title page.

37 1

 The Bitter Wind, 1929-1940   Photocopied typescript and illustrations with handwritten title page.

37 2
Box

 The Boy in the Model-T 1956   Uncorrected proof.

20
Box Folder

 The Buffalo Pope: Life and Times of Sitting Bull undated   Photocopy of a typescript.

3 7-9

 The Buffalo Pope: Life and Times of Sitting Bull undated   Photocopy of a typescript.

4 1-3

 The Buffalo Pope: Life and Times of Sitting Bull undated   Photocopy of a typescript.

4 4-5

 Sitting Bull undated   Typescript.

14 3-4

 The Bulls in the China Shop undated   Manuscript.

33 1-2

 The Canvas Falcons undated   Typescript.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   4 6
    Box Folder
Textual materials   5 1

Box Folder

 Carbon parts of Canvas Falcons/Geisha undated 

26 2

 Chicago, 1860-1919 undated   Pasteup of Longstreet's illustrations for the book.

47 1

 City on Two Rivers: Life and Times of New York undated   Typescript.

5 2-3
Box Box

 City on Two Rivers 1975   Copy 1: Galleys. Photocopied book jacket pasted to cover; note by Longstreet on first page indicating that this is the full version of the book, before publisher's cuts. Copy 2: Handbound galleys with title inscribed by Longstreet on cover. Cover also has a color photograph attached. Signed and dated by Longstreet on the title page with note "(uncut version) in proof sheets only". Clippings inserted.

32 20
Box

 City on Two Rivers: Profiles of New York--Yesterday and Today 1975   Hardcover with dust jacket; illustrations and clippings tipped in by Longstreet.

39
Box Folder

 [City on Two Rivers acknowledgments] undated 

47 5

 New York book art used and unused undated 

48 4

 The Drawings of Jossi Stern 1974 

Scope and Content

Introduction by Longstreet. Accompanied by a copy of the proof.

47 12

 The Dream undated   Manuscript.

33 3

 The Dream That Swallowed the World: The Hollywood Years undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations with handmade, handwritten cover.

37 3

 The Dream That Swallowed the World: A Hollywood Life undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations with handmade, handwritten cover. Note on cover by Longstreet: "loose pages and various sections".

37 4

 The Dream That Swallowed the World: Life Inside the Movies undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations. Handmade cover, with note by Longstreet: "early version".

37 5

 The Dream That Swallowed the World: Inside the Movies undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations. Handmade cover.

37 6

 Dreams That Swallowed the World undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations. Handwritten cover and title page. Some of the illustrations are hand-tinted.

47 2

 [Edward G. Robinson art collection essays] 1972 

47 6

 Eadward Muybridge's Running Horse Pictures undated 

Scope and Content

Essay.

47 7

 Errol Flynn, Gentleman 1977   Photocopied typescript with handwritten note by Longstreet: "to be published 1979 in a book MOVIE PORTRAITS by Workman Press NYC".

47 8

 The Fabulous Bystander - The Artist as a Historian of Society undated   Typescript. Lightly edited.

6 3-4

 The Greater Pacific Food and Cook Book undated 

Scope and Content

Book outline.

47 9

 I Remember--A Grab Bag of Name Dropping undated   Part typescript, part manuscript.

33 4

 Jazz 

Box Folder

 From Storyville to Harlem undated   Handmade portfolio of mostly photocopies.

43 8

 Storyville to Harlem undated   Handmade portfolio with primarily photocopies.

Scope and Content

Note by Longstreet on cover: "Jazz sheets including many texts not used in final book".

43 9
Box Box

 Storyville to Harlem undated 

Scope and Content

2 copies of the published hardcover, with tipped in illustrations, both original and photocopied; many of the latter are hand colored. The illustrations are Longstreet's own. "File Copy--prints" is written on the spine.

46 45
Box

 Storyville to Harlem undated 

Scope and Content

Hardcover book with hand colored illustrations. Also includes some tipped in illustrations.

46

 [From Storyville to Harlem and Jazz covers] undated 

81
Box Folder

 Unused text and art not from original version/Storyville to Harlem undated 

44 2

 Jazz copies undated 

43 10

 [Jazz dictionary] undated   Incomplete typescript.

43 11-13
Box

 Jazz from A to Z 1990   Paperback copy with tipped- and pasted-in drawings and photographs.

57
Box Folder

 Jazz Solos/Poems and Images undated 

44 1

 Jazz Solos undated   Portfolio of poems and images; most of the images of photocopies that have been enhanced by Longstreet.

71 2

 Up River: The Jazz of Kansas City and Chicago undated   Primarily photocopied typescript and illustrations.

44 3

 [Jazz note] undated 

Scope and Content

Handwritten note by Longstreet on jazz in Mexico.

47 11

 [Jazz cover] undated 

Scope and Content

Longstreet's handmade cover design.

48 8
Box Folder

 The Lorne Greene Ponderosa Cookbook undated   Typescript.

9 5

 [The Lorne Greene Ponderosa Cookbook chapter 24] undated   Typescript.

26 3

 Complete Intro to Lost Generation to Grapes of Wrath undated   Typescript.

29 4

 From "The Lost Generation" to "The Grapes of Wrath" undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations. Handmade cover, hand colored.

37 7

 [From "The Lost Generation" to "The Grapes of Wrath"] undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations. Incomplete.

38 1

 From "The Lost Generation" to "The Grapes of Wrath" undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations.

38 2

 My First Murder and After/Village Boy undated 

10 1-2

 My 3 Nobel Prizes undated   Typescript.

10 3

 [Material for "My Three Nobel Prizes"] undated   Manuscript and typescript.

32 1
Box

 Nell Kimball 1970   Handbound galleys with "Nell Kimball galleys" inscribed on cover by Longstreet.

32
Box Folder

 Nell Kimball 1968   Typescript.

10 4-7

 Pain and Glory: Going to the Wars undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations. Handwritten title pages, with two different titles: Pain and Glory, and Pain and Valor.

38 3

 Pain and Valor: Every Man's Wars undated   Drawings only. Photocopies. Note by Longstreet on handwritten cover: "Art--no text".

38 4

 Paris, USA: Americans in the City of Light undated   Photocopies typescript and illustrations. Handwritten cover.

38 5-6

 Paris, USA: Americans in the City of Light undated   Photocopied typescript and illustrations. Some original pages. Incomplete. Handwritten cover.

39 1

 Paris-USA undated   Primarily photocopied typescript and illustrations. Some original pages. Incomplete.

39 2

 Paris. USA undated   Typescript.

11 1-2

 The Producer: An Enigma Wrapped in a Riddle undated 

Scope and Content

Essay or book chapter.

47 13

 Queen Bees undated   Typescript.

12 4-5

 The Queen Bees undated   Typescript.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   13 1
    Box Folder
Textual materials   12 6

Box Folder

 [Salute to American Cooking] undated   Incomplete typescript.

30 4
Box

 A Salute to American Cooking, by Stephen and Ethel Longstreet 1968   Handbound galley, title inscribed by Longstreet on front cover and first page.

23
Box Folder

 Notes for The Solid Gold Ice Box 1969   Manuscript.

Scope and Content

Accompanied by note from Longstreet indicating the book was never written.

43 3
Box

 Sometimes I Wonder undated   Galleys. Signed by Longstreet on first page.

23
Box Folder

 Strange and Exotic Drinks of the South Seas undated 

Scope and Content

Essay or book chapter.

47 14

 [A Treasury of the World's Great Drawings undated   Copy 1: Original typescript, heavily edited. Copy 2: carbon.

26 5-6

 [A Treasury of the World's Great Drawings--Rembrandt essay] undated   Typescript with ink edits.

40 7

 [Introduction to A Treasury of the World's Great Drawing] undated 

47 15

 [Treasury of Drawings essays] undated 

47 16
Box

 Treasury of Great Prints 1977   Galleys. Title inscribed on first page by Longstreet.

24
Box Folder

 The Vanishing Point undated   Heavily edited typescript.

43 4

 Warcries undated   Typescript.

17 5
Box Box

 War Cries 1969   Copy 1: First galleys. Signed by Longstreet on title page; inscribed with title on last page. Copy 2: Handbound final galleys. Title inscribed by Longstreet on cover.

31 24

 We all went to Paris undated   Typescript.


    Box Folder
Textual materials   18 1-2
    Box Folder
Textual materials   17 6

Box Folder

 We all went to Paris undated   Typescript.

18 3-6

 We All Went to Paris undated   Photocopied and trimmed galley pages.

29 5

 Will the Real Bogie Stand Up? undated 

Scope and Content

Outline for a biography.

43 6

 Geishas and Courtesans: A History of the Yoshiwara 1968   Carbon. Note by Longstreet on title page: "unedited--rough".

30 5

 [Geishas/Yoshiwara edited pages] undated   Typescript.

26 7
Box

 Yoshiwara, by Stephen and Ethel Longstreet 1970   Handbound galleys with book jacked pasted to cover.

24
Box Folder

 [Notes for Yoshiwara] undated   Manuscript.

43 7

 [Yoshiwara] undated   Edited typescript.

27 6-7

 [Title and first page from Yoshiwara] 1970 

Scope and Content

Handwritten title page: "Original MSS ready for printer Yoshiwara by Stephen & Ethel Longstreet with publisher's changes in photocopy added". First page includes publisher's edits in pencil.

40 4

 A Young Man's World undated   Typescript.

19 3-4

 Illustrations for the Queen Bees and All Star Cast undated   Clippings, commercial photographs, commercial illustrations pasted to paper with Longstreet's handwritten captions.

Scope and Content

Note by Longstreet on original envelope: "as many of these are borrowed--do not mark them in any way--and return them after use"/"not used".

34 4

 [Miscellaneous illustrated text pages] undated 

48 2

 Poems 

Scope and Content

Typescripts and manuscripts of Longstreet's poetry.

Box Folder

 [Poems] undated   Manuscript. Originally housed in a portfolio, which is included in the folder.

34 1

 [Poems] undated   Manuscript.

34 2-3

 A New Poem by Kingsmill Johns undated   Typescript carbon.

Scope and Content

"The New Emperor's New Clothes".

35 1

 Poems undated   Manuscript.

35 2

 [Poems and illustrations] undated   Original typescripts and photocopies; many pages have pencilled notations. Illustrations are both original and photocopied.

35 3

 Dont Answer the Door undated   Typescript.

6 1-2

 Dont Answer the Door undated   Typescript with edits in ink. Illustrated; many of the illustrations are photocopies.

35 6

 [Poems and images] undated   Original and photocopied typescripts; original and photocopied illustrations. Includes a Longstreet handmade cover for "Buy Back Yesterday (Troubled Sleep)".

40 1

 Poems No. 3 undated   Original typescripts and photocopies.

40 2

 [Poetry] undated 

48 1

 Scripts and screenplays 

Box Folder

 The Beach House undated   Edited typescript. No cover.

40 8

 The Beach House undated   Photocopy with cover.

40 9

 Carrie Seabrook, the Doctor in Buckskin undated 

Scope and Content

"An outline for a dramatic series by Marion Zola and Stephen Longstreet". Typescript.

42 7

 Company Comin' undated   Typescript.

40 10

 Copper Hill 1947 November 4   Original typescript.

40 11

 The Crime undated   Copy 1: Photocopy; signed by Longstreet on title page; no cover. Copy 2: Photocopy with cover.

40 12, 13

 The Fabulous Rookie undated 

41 1

 The Girls circa 1960 

Scope and Content

Note by Longstreet on first page: "NBC series announced--never produced".

41 2

 High Button Shoes 1979 

Scope and Content

Treatment for 1979 reworking of Longstreet, Cahn, and Styne's original musical. Note by Longstreet on title page: "never produced--producers produced no money".

42 8

 The Ivory Floor undated 

Scope and Content

By Stephen Longstreet and Ethel Godoff.

41 3

 Joe Monte Christo circa 1955 

Scope and Content

Note by Longstreet on title page: "For the author Joseph Schilkraut [sic]--announced for production as a TV series--but never produced".

41 4

 Man of Montmartre circa 1959 

Scope and Content

Note by Longstreet on title page: "bought by Monogram Studios/never put into production".

41 5

 Nell Kimball: A Memoir with Music undated 

41 6

 Snow Devil undated 

41 7

 The Snow Devil undated 

Scope and Content

Signed by Longstreet on first page with note: "Mr. Hall never got this film into production".

41 8

 Venus Touched Me undated   Four copies; copies 1 and 2 have identical title pages; copy 3 has simplified title page; copy 4 has commercial cover.

42 1, 2, 3, 4

 Wahela Looks Back circa 1950 

Separated Materials note

Note by Longstreet on title page: "An idea by Val Burton for a musical--he could get no composer or lyric written".

43 5

 The Young Man from Boston 1965 July 21 

Scope and Content

Television script for a documentary on John F. Kennedy. Inscribed by Longstreet on first page: "Script & research by Stephen Longstreet".

42 5

 The Young Man from Boston   Spiral bound brochure.

Scope and Content

Publicity brochure for the KABC program. Note by Longstreet on the cover identifies him as the writer.

47 18

 Essays and columns 

Scope and Content

Clippings.

Box Folder

 "Books of the Week" and miscellaneous clippings undated 

34 5

 "Books and Writers", Quote magazine 1975-1978 

34 6

 [Magazine articles by Longstreet] 1964-1967 

34 7

 "Among the Publishers", Canyon Crier 1970-1975 

34 8-9

 Book art 

Scope and Content

Material gathered or created by Longstreet to be used as illustrations for unidentified books; see also individual titles. This series also includes Longstreet book jackets and flyers for books.

Box Folder

 [Book illustrations] undated   Clippings and photographs, many with Longstreet's captions.

Scope and Content

For books on Hollywood and New York?

48 3

 Book covers and jackets undated 

48 7

 [Ads and flyers for books by Longstreet] 1964-1976 

48 11
Box

 [Handmade book cover for unidentified book] undated 

72

Series 10:  Works by other authors 

Box Folder

 Robert Eringer, Parallel Truths circa 1995 

Scope and Content

Accompanied by a note to Longstreet from the author.

47 3-4

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Series 2:  Art 1922-1990 

Scope and Content

Originals and reproductions in the form of photocopies of Longstreet's artwork. Includes drawings, watercolors, and 2- and 3-dimensional collages. This series also includes material on Longstreet as an art collector. Longstreet was a prolific documenter of his own work, creating "portolios" of drawings out of photocopies as well as producing photocopies of his work in general. Many of these photocopies were reworked by Longstreet; he would draw over photocopies, add watercolor to them, paste new sections over parts of them, and/or sign them.

 Notebooks, sketchbooks, portfolios 1951-1987, undated 

Box

 Collection of reproductions and phone doodles by the artist undated   A repurposed book filled with photographs of Longstreet works of art and exhibitions; photocopies of works; and original drawings and watercolors.

78

 Etc undated   Portfolio of general drawings, both originals and photocopies.

80

 Famous heads undated   Portfolio of portraits, both originals and photocopies.

80

 [General drawings] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with Longstreet drawings, both original and photocopies. Many of the photocopies have been drawn or colored over.

69

 [General drawings] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with photocopies of Longstreet drawings.

70

 [General drawings] undated   Notebook with both original and photocopied drawings.

79

 [Hollywood drawings] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with Longstreet drawings, both original and photocopies. Many of the photocopies have been drawn or colored over.

68
Box Folder

 [Hollywood portfolio] circa 1970 

General note

Photocopies of drawings of actors and filmmakers enhanced with watercolors.

71 5
Box

 [Japan drawings] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with Longstreet drawings, both original and photocopies. Many of the photocopies have been drawn or colored over.

69
Box Box Box

 [Jazz drawings] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with primarily original Longstreet drawings (some photocopies).

58 59 60
Box Box

 [Jazz drawings] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with Longstreet drawings, both original and photocopies. Many of the photocopies have been drawn or colored over.

61 62
Box

 [Jazz drawings] undated   Portfolio style notebook with photocopies of Longstreet drawings.

63
Box Folder

 [Jazz portfolio] undated   Portfolio of photocopied drawings.

72 3
Box

 [Jazz portfolio] undated   Notebook with both original and photocopied drawings. Cover is a 1975 Longstreet lecture announcement.

79
Box Folder

 Josephine Baker 1951 

Scope and Content

Portfolio of original drawings and watercolors made in Baker's dressing room between shows, Los Angeles, 1951.

71 4
Box

 [Nudes and erotica] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with primarily original Longstreet drawings (some photocopies). One contains a manuscript essay by Longstreet, "What is Erotic?"

66

 [Paris drawings] undated   Portfolio type notebook with primarily original Longstreet drawings (some photocopies).

65

 "Poems art" undated   Portfolio style notebook containing drawings of many different subjects.

64

 [Portfolio of watercolors] undated 

80

 Travel sketches undated   Portfolio type notebook with primarily original Longstreet drawings (some photocopies).

65

 [The West] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with primarily original Longstreet drawings (some photocopies).

67

 World Cookbook drawings undated   Portfolio type notebook with primarily original Longstreet drawings (some photocopies).

65

 [War drawings] undated   Portfolio type notebooks with Longstreet drawings, both original and photocopies. Many of the photocopies have been drawn or colored over.

69

 Photocopy portfolios 1981-1987 

Scope and Content

Handmade portfolios/folders of photocopies of Longstreet's drawings. Almost all are signed and numbered on the "copyright" page. Most of the photocopied drawings are enhanced with additional ink or watercolors.

Box

 All or Nothing circa 1986   8 copies.

83

 Allegro 1987   3 copies.

84

 Antics undated   1 copy.

84

 Bad Habits 1984   3 copies.

85

 Casual Pleasures/Bad Habits 1984   6 copies.

86

 A Collection 1987   3 copies.

85

 The Computer Age 1983   6 copies.

87

 Dimensions 1985   5 copies.

88

 Ecce Homo 1987   1 copy.

88

 Facades 1985   5 copies

89

 From "The Lost Generation" to "The Grapes of Wrath" undated   1 copy.

90

 In the Dark undated   3 copies.

90

 Life and Times of Sitting Bull 1986   7 copies.

83

 Life on the Fast Lane 1981   2 copies.

91

 Lower Than the Angels 1982-1983   3 copies.

92
Box Box

 Orwell's World 1983   9 copies.

94 95
Box

 Our Times in Line 1982   2 copies.

91

 The Red Badge of Courage 1982   2 copies. 1 consists only of cover.

95

 Slings and Arrows 1984   4 copies.

96

 Toe Dance Macabre 1983   4 copies.

98

 Towards the 21th [sic] Century 1983   6 copies.

93

 The Wars of the Jews 1982   3 copies.

97

 Wild Lines 1983   4 copies.

97

 Scrapbooks 

Box Box

 Drawings scrapbooks undated   Two oversize coffee table books in which Longstreet pasted, on every page, photographs of his work, exhibition announcements, photocopies of drawings, and original works. The original contents of each book are entirely covered. Each book was given a new cover by Longstreet.

73 74

 Scrapbooks undated   Scrapbooks with photographs of Longstreet's work, exhibition announcements, and some original drawings and watercolors.

75 76

 Collages 

Box
101
Box
115-117
Box
102-113
Item
1-3

 Drawings and watercolors 1924-1984 

Scope and Content

Includes a 1924 and 1930 drawing with "Paul Haggard" inscribed on the reverse.

 [Miscellaneous drawings] 1926, 1938, undated 


    Box Folder
Drawings   72 1
    Box Folder
Drawings   71 3

Scope and Content

Loose drawings, some matted, both originals and enhanced photocopies. Subjects include jazz, artists and writers, New York, nudes, Japan, and a self portrait.

Box

 [Photographs of jazz watercolors] undated 

81
Box Box Box

 [Drawings] 1924-1980s 

Scope and Content

Original black and white drawings on paper.

102-113 101 99
Box Box Box Box

 [Watercolors and pen and ink drawings] 1930s-1980s 

102-113 115-117 101 100

 Prints 1973 

Scope and Content

"Lawyers, Progress, and Our Law Courts" 8 Original Lithographs by Stephen Longstreet".

Box
101

 "Enhanced" photocopies 

Scope and Content

Longstreet would often create multiple photocopies of his drawings and watercolors. Almost all were "enhanced" in some way, either with a signature, additional pasted on elements, watercolor enhancements, or inscriptions.

Box
98
Box
82

 Illustrations 

Box Folder

 [Longstreet as illustrator] undated 

Scope and Content

Flyer and postcard with illustrations by Longstreet.

48 10

 [Magazine cover art by Longstreet] circa 1930s 

51 3
Box

 ["Quote" cover] 1975 May 14 

81

 [Jazz postcards with Longstreet illustrations] undated 

81

 [Poster for the 6th International Traditional Jazz Festival Breda] 1976 

81

 Paintings 1922, undated 

Box
81
Box
102-113

 Longstreet art collections 

Box Folder

 [Longstreet art collections] 1955, 1964 

50 6

 [Daumier's Master Prints of the Theatre; Daumier's Sideshow of Politics and Politicians; Lawyers and Law Courts] 1967, 1972, 1973 

Scope and Content

Portfolios issues by Kistler Company from the collection of Stephen Longstreet; commentary by Longstreet.

71 1

 [Daumier Paris exhibit flyers] 1961 

72 4
Box

 [Portfolio of prints by Nina L.D. Fraser] 1952 

77

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Series 3:  Correspondence and letters 1930-1980 

Scope and Content

Letters from publishers, fans, celebrities, friends. In addition to the individually named files, the series includes letters from Hoagy Carmichael, Fred Dannay (Ellery Queen), Albert Dekker, Vina Delmar, Rupert Hughes, Mrs. Sinclair Lewis (Grace Heggle Lewis), Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Winchell, and Herman Wouk. Also includes letters addressed to various Longstreet aliases/pen names, including Lucas Webb, Paul Haggard, and Thomas Burton.

Box Folder

 A 1937-1976 

52 1

 B 1940, 1969-1976 

52 2

 Bradbury, Ray 1970, 1975, 1980 

52 3

 Bruccoli, Matthew 1972-1976, undated 

52 4

 C 1941-1975 

52 5

 Cerf, Bennett 1939, 1941, 1942 

52 6

 D 1940-1974 

52 7

 deMille, Cecil B. 1942, 1952 

52 8

 Dominion Road School, New Zealand 1973 

Scope and Content

Fan mail from elementary school students.

52 9

 E 1970-1978 

52 10

 F 1955-1978 

Box Folder

 G 1968-1978, undated 

52 12

 Gross, Milt 1942, undated 

52 13

 Guggenheim, Felix 1972 

52 14

 H 1942-1978 

52 15

 Ingersoll, Ralph 1945, 1947 

52 16

 J 1954, 1974, 1977, undated 

52 17

 K 1961-1977 

52 18

 Kimball, Mrs. Nell 1933 

52 19

 L 1943-1976 

52 20

 Luce, Henry R. 1942, 1943 

52 21

 M 1942-1978 

52 22

 Mayer, Brown & Platt 1974-1975 

52 23

 Mayer, Peter 1972-1976 

52 24

 McDonald-Wright, Stanton 1971 

Scope and Content

Includes typescript written by Wright for "We All Went to Paris".

52 25

 Melchior, Lauritz 1930-1954 

52 26

 N 1938, 1943, 1963-1975 

52 27

 Neutra, Richard 1954, 1957 

52 28

 O 1942-1975 

52 29

 P 1942-1976 

52 30

 R 1940-1976 

52 31

 S 1940-1975 

52 32

 Simon and Schuster 1953-1954 

52 33

 Schildkraut, Joseph 1956-1957 

52 34

 T 1942-1974 

52 55

 Trachtenberg, Irving 1975 

52 36

 U 1952-1975 

52 37

 University of Southern California 1957, 1973-1975 

Scope and Content

See also Teaching series.

52 38

 V 1954-1975 

52 39

 W 1912, 1940-1975 

52 40

 Warner, Jack L. 1942, 1948 

52 41

 Y 1965, undated 

52 42

 [Unidentified] 1963-1975, undated 

52 43

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Series 4:  Teaching 

Scope and Content

Letters to Longstreet regarding teaching activities from Los Angeles State College and USC; class lists; and handwritten notes, presumably for teaching purposes. See also University of Southern California folder in Correspondence and letters series.

Box
50
Folder
1-5

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Series 5:  Press 

Scope and Content

Reviews of Longstreet's work, both writings and art; clippings about Longstreet; notices of exhibitions and lectures.

Box Box Folder

 [Clippings about Longstreet] 1961-1968 

81 48 13

 [Exhibition and lecture announcements] 1964-1990 

Scope and Content

"These Are My Walls" exhibit, 1990; Longstreet Retrospective, 1965; The Artist as Historian lecture, 1973 and The 20th Century's Faces and Images exhibition announcement, 1982, mounted together.

81 51 4-5

 [Miscellaneous clippings and programs] 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   49 5
    Box Folder
Textual materials   51 6

Box

 [New York Times clipping and Hirshfeld illustration for High Button Shoes] 

81

 [Poster for "The Gay Sisters"] undated 

Scope and Content

Signed by Longstreet.

81
Box Folder Box

 Press clippings undated 

49 1 77
Box Folder

 Press & etc. 1976-1986, undated 

48 14

 [Reviews--clippings] 1964-1976 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   48 12
    Box Folder
Textual materials   72 5

Box Folder

 [Stephen Longstreet interviews] undated   Transcripts.

49 2

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Series 6:  Financial records 1962-1972, 1974-1981, 1985-1987, 1990, 1995 

Scope and Content

Records documenting income and expenses. Also includes household bills and the Longstreets' checking account records.

Box
53
Box
54

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Series 7:  Ethel Longstreet papers 

Scope and Content

Course material gathered by Ethel Longstreet for her course on linguistics taught at USC; these include many student papers. Also included is a daily diary with notes on a variety of different subjects, and copies of correspondence sent by lawyer Leonard Horwin to various state and federal offices and newspapers on the topic of US relations with Israel.

Box Folder

 [Ethel Longstreet (?) notebook] circa 1980 

Scope and Content

1980 Desk Diary used, presumably by Ethel Longstreet, as a notebook. It contains notes on a variety of topics, including art, politics, literature, and philosophy.

55 1

 [Linguistics course] 1984 

Scope and Content

Syllabus and photocopied readings for Ethel Longstreet's LING 100: Language and Mind course, taught at USC School of Cinema and Television.

55 2

 [Student papers--Linguistics] 1984, 1985, 1989 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   56 1-2
    Box Folder
Textual materials   55 3-5

Box Folder

 [Leonard Horwin letters] 1989 

Scope and Content

Photocopies of letters sent by attorney Leonard Horwin to politicians and media outlets regarding American-Israeli politics.

56 3-6
Box

 "Your Dream-My Dream" undated 

Scope and Content

Ethel Longstreet appearances. Host: "SRG".

114

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Series 8:  Personal 

Scope and Content

Family photographs, cards and letters; clippings and catalogs on art history; ephemera from trips taken by the Longstreets.

Box

 [Art catalogs] 

Scope and Content

Catalogs on various European art and artists.

72
Box Folder

 [Art clippings] undated 

Scope and Content

Possibly source material for book illustrations.

51 1

 Comic strip art undated 

49 4

 [Ephemera] undated 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   50 9
    Box Folder
Textual materials   51 2

Box Folder

 [Family] undated 

Scope and Content

Letters, cards, ephemera from family members.

50 8

 [Italian art book] undated 

Scope and Content

Pages torn from a book on Italian art.

72 2
Box

 [Lorser Feitelson signed exhibit poster] 1972 

81

 [New York School of Fine and Applied Art diploma] 1929 June   Longstreet pasted his signature over his calligraphed name.

81

 [Photographs] undated 


    Box Folder
Photographs   50 7
    Box Folder
Photographs   72 6

Scope and Content

Photographs of Longstreet; Longstreet's family; Longstreet artwork; and book illustrations.

Box

 [Portraits of Longstreet] undated 

81
Box Folder

 Recipes undated 

49 3

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