Evelyn Hawes Papers 1888-1975
Cage 226

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Evelyn Hawes
Title
Evelyn Hawes Papers
ID
Cage 226
Date [inclusive]
1888-1975
Extent
14.0 Linear feet
Abstract
This collection consists primarily of literary manuscripts, galley proofs, printed materials, and correspondence related to Evelyn Hawes' writing projects, including her books Proud Vision (1964), The Happy Land (1965), A Madras-Type Jacket (1967), and Six Nights a Week (1971).

Preferred Citation note

Evelyn Hawes Papers, 1888-1975. Collection number: Cage 226. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Author Evelyn Johnson Hawes was born in Colville, Washington to W. Lon Johnson and Iva (Dickey) Johnson. She attended Washington State University and the University of Washington, receiving her bachelor's degree from UW in 1936.

Hawes taught writing as member of the faculty at several institutions, including the University of Washington, the University of Cincinnati, Canisius College, Amherst Central Adult School, and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Hawes' published works include many articles and stories, and several books: They Also Serve (1943),  Proud Vision; the History of the Buffalo General Hospital: The First Hundred Years (1964),  The Happy Land (1965),  Boys Are All Right, Butà (1965),  A Madras-type Jacket (1967), and  Six Nights a Week (1971).

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists primarily of literary manuscripts, galley proofs, printed materials, and correspondence related to Evelyn Hawes' writing projects. Other materials include correspondence and other documentation related to Hawes' participation in the National League of American Pen Women, along with some personal and family items, and some correspondence related to her teaching.

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Arrangement note

When processing of this collection was completed in 2005, the existing order was generally maintained. Because the papers were received in separate accessions, there are some overlapping sequences in the "Correspondence" series. The "Miscellaneous Correspondence" and "Miscellaneous" subseries were created during processing to facilitate access to unsorted or unidentified materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Evelyn Hawes donated this collection of her literary papers to the Washington State University Libraries in 1969 and 1970.

Processing Information note

The collection was partially processed shortly after it was acquired; processing was completed by Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian, in 2005.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Related materials may be found in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections:

Cage 195, Lon Johnson Papers, 1912-1967

Unprocessed manuscript collections:

MS 1987-41, Evelyn Hawes and Lon Johnson Papers

MS 1982-62, Evelyn Hawes Papers

MS 1994-55, Evelyn Hawes Papers

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
  • Hawes, Evelyn.
  • Literature
  • National League of American Pen Women.

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Collection Inventory

 1 Correspondence 1921-1975, undated 

 1.1 Miscellaneous correspondence 1948-1972, undated 

Box Folder

Taylor Caldwell 1959 

1 1

Foreign exchange students 1957 

1 2

Peggy Griffenhagen 1962-1971 

1 3

Nat Hawes 1948-1949 

1 4

Sloan Wilson 1955-1958 

1 5

Miscellaneous correspondence 

Box Folder

 1948-1949, undated 

1 6

 1950-1953 

1 7

 1954-1956 

1 8

 1957-1959 

1 9

 1960-1969 

1 10

 1967-1972 

1 11-13

 1.2 Correspondence 1921-1975 

Box Folder

Amherst Central Senior High School, Adult Education 1957-1961 

2 14

Canisius College 1951-1955 

2 15

Chi Omega 1950-1967 

2 16-18

Ann Elmo Agency 

Box Folder

 1955-1968 

2 19

 1959-1964 

2 20-22
Box Folder

Charles Ferguson 1964-1965 

2 23

Harcourt, Brace and World 1964-1967 

3 24-26

Hawes Christmas letters 1966-1968 

3 27

W. Lon Johnson 1948-1967 

3 28

Betty Lowman 1938-1939 

3 29

Ripley's 1941 

3 30

W.S. Wabnitz and Rachel Wabnitz 

Box Folder

 1951-1954 

3 31-32

 1961-1966 

3 33

 1965-1970 

3 34

 1971-1975 

3 35

Personal 

Box Folder

 1951-1952 

4 36

 1967-1968 

4 37-42

 1968-1970 

4 43-44

 1965-1969 

5 45-46
Box Folder

Johnson family 1921-1940 

5 47

Childhood and undated ca. 1920s-1930s 

5 48

Book promotion 

Box Folder

Tacoma 1965 

5 49

Cincinnati 1965 

5 50

Travel 1965-1967 

5 51

Magazine correspondence 

Box Folder

Aero-Mayflower (article on moving) 1959-1961 

5 52

American, Seventeen, Holland's, Parents, etc. 1950-1957 

5 53

Colliers, Companion, McCall's, Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1950-1964 

5 54

Ann Elmo (agent) 1952-1959 

5 55-57

Charles Ferguson (editor, The Reader's Digest), Robert Lescher 1958-1965 

6 58-60

Ladies' Home Journal (and various book publishers) 

Box Folder

 1950-1958 

6 61-62

 1958-1963 

6 63

Parents Magazine, Eldorado, Reader's Digest, The Writer, etc 1957-1964 

6 64

Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar (primarily printed rejection notices) undated 

6 65

Saturday Evening Post 

Box Folder

 1950-1955 

6 66-67

 1960-1961 

6 68
Box Folder

Miscellaneous small magazines 1951 

6 69

Publishers 1949-1954 

6 70

Miscellaneous 1949-1955 

6 71

Fan letters 

Box Folder

Fan letters, replies to publicity, letters regarding The Happy Land 1965-1969 

7 72-76

Fan letters 1965 

7 77-80

Personal and fan letters 1962-1975 

8 81-85

General 1964-1969 

Box Folder

1964-1967 

9 86

 1967 

9 87-88

 1968 

9 89-90

 1969 

9 91

General 1967 

9 92-95

 1.3 Subject files 1944-1972 

Box Folder

Amherst Eight O'clock Club undated 

9 96

High school fraternities and sororities 1950-1957 

9 97-98

National League of American Pen Women 

Box Folder

Awards chairman 1970-1972 

10 99

Banquet 1970-1927 

10 100

Book review and correspondence, Marion Benasutti 1965-1966 

10 101

Contest rules 1970-1971 

10 102

Contest winners 1972 

10 103-104

Fiction contest: Pompea, Mudra 1970-1972 

10 105

General correspondence 1954-1966 

10 106

Invitations and inquiry letters 1971-1972 

10 107

Non-fiction: Alice Partridge 1970 

10 108

Juveniles: LeVee 1970-1972 

10 109

Letters, biennial 1972 

10 110

Letters contest 1972 

11 111

Letters prize awards 1970-1972 

11 112

Willa Low, Convention Salt Lake 1968-1972 

11 113

Elizabeth Rider Montgomery reports 1972 

11 114

Poetry 1970-1972 

11 115

President, Letters banquet 1970-1972 

11 116-117

Publications 1971-1972 

11 118

Report (addenda), Pen Women Award Funds 1972 

11 119

Roster chairman, The Pen Woman, Lee Waldrop 1970-1972 

11 120

"Sometimes I Write" (article) 1971-1972 

11 121

Western New York Branch achievements 1970-1973 

11 122-124

Winners (outgoing letters), 7 February 1972 

12 125

Workshops, Sarah Brock 1970-1972 

12 126

Miscellaneous 1964-1968 

12 127

Miscellaneous, circa 1950s 

12 128

Plywood 1944 

12 129

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 2 Miscellaneous and unidentified materials 1888-1968 

Box Folder

Miscellaneous 1945-1968, undated 

13 130

News clippings 

Box Folder

 circa 1930s-1950s 

13 131

 1964-1967 

13 132-134
Box Folder

Radio interview 1949 

13 135

Reviews 

13 136

Memorabilia 

Box Folder

Junior high school pictures and activities circa 1920s 

13 137

Family diplomas and miscellaneous items 1888-1935 

13 138

Miscellaneous 1932-1935 

13 139

Programs and cards 1908-1935 

13 140

Scrapbook 

13 141

Skookum (yearbook of Colville High School) 1929, 1931 

13 142
Box Folder

Photographs 

14 143-144

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 3 Manuscripts and book files 1929-1971, undated 

 3.1 Miscellaneous or unlabeled manuscripts 1929-1930, undated 

Box Folder

Journal 1929-1930 

14 145-147

Judy Brown article, handwritten copy undated 

14 148

Young Marrieds in Australia undated 

14 149

Miscellaneous or unidentified manuscripts undated 

14 150

Rough drafts undated 

14 151-154

 3.2 Manuscripts and galley proofs (books and articles), printed material 1936-1971, undated 

A Madras-Type Jacket 

Box Folder

Manuscript and galley proof as returned from Harcourt, Brace, and World 1966-1968 

15 155-158

Manuscript, Harcourt-Brace, Don's corrections undated 

15 159-161

First draft 1966, undated 

15 162-164

Redbook 1966 

16 165-167

Typewritten corrections 1966 

16 168

Second draft, page proofs 1967 

16 169-172

"I Loved the Way You Described Aunt Mary" (drafts, correspondence, printed version) 1967-1969 

16 173

The Happy Land 

Box Folder

Page proofs undated 

16 174

Extra pages 1964 

16 175

Where Is Eldorado? (earlier title), original of revision 1963 

17 176-179

Play undated 

17 180-182

Final manuscript undated 

17 183-185

Long version, before cut 1964 

18 186-189

Galley proofs undated 

18 190

Marked galleys, final typed version undated 

18 191-192

Uncorrected manuscript 1964 

18 193-196

"False starts" undated 

19 197

Where Is Eldorado?, work on revising undated 

19 198-201

The Happy Land (Where Is Eldorado?), corrected manuscript, June 1964 

19 202-205

Corrections (typed), final July 1964 

19 206-207

Corrections (typed), final July 1964 

20 208

Reviews, publicity 1965, undated 

20 209

Correspondence 1964-1965 

20 210

Unlabeled revisions undated 

20 211

Eldorado cuttings (back from Harcourt) June 1964 

20 212-214

Eldorado fragments, 1961 beginnings 1961, undated 

20 215-216
Box Folder

"What Price Conformity?" undated 

20 217

"Who Am I?" undated 

20 218

"Dream of a Far Land" undated 

20 219

"There Is a Season" (4 versions) 1969, undated 

20 220

"Skeleton at the Feast," miscellaneous 1968, undated 

20 221

Book reviews circa 1950s-1960s 

21 222-223

"My Dear Friend--My Son," research notes plus final manuscript 1960 

21 224-227

"Apocalypse" February 1964 

21 228

Proud Vision 

Box Folder

Galley proof July 1964 

21 229

Original manuscript undated 

21 230-233
Box Folder

"School Daze" 1961 

22 234

"What Price Conformity?" 1961 

22 234

"Detroit, Where Are You?" undated 

22 235

"How Can I Explain Seattle?" undated 

22 235

"Dream of a Far Land" undated 

22 235

"There Is a Season" undated 

22 235

"Dream of a Far Land," revision 1962 

22 236

"Dream of a Far Land" undated 

22 237

"Who Am I?" undated 

22 238

"Bald Knobbers" (fragment) undated 

22 238

"Who Am I?" undated 

22 239-240

"Detroit, Where Are You?" undated 

22 241

"Apocalypse" revision March 1964 

22 242

Short stories (later incorporated into The Happy Land) undated 

22 243

"There Is a Season" 1962, undated 

22 244-245

"The Choice" undated 

22 246

"Never So Again" undated 

22 247

"So You Want to Go to College" undated 

22 247

"On the Move: Home Again" undated 

22 248

"Danger! College Freshmen!" 1959 

22 249

"The Defense Rests" undated 

23 250

"Too Young to Retire: Jobs for Older Women" undated 

23 251

Proud Vision 

Box Folder

Original manuscript undated 

23 252-255

Research notes, related documentation 1962-1965, undated 

23 256-260

Research notes, manuscript circa 1962 

23 261

Research notes, manuscript circa 1962 

24 262

Drafts undated 

24 263-265

Buffalo General Hospital, original copy undated 

24 266-267
Box Folder

"Just to Love" undated 

24 268

Published stories undated 

24 269

"The Gray Man" (revised to "The Long Night") 1951-1952 

24 270

Holland's 1950-1952 

24 271

"Sins of the Fathers" 1954 

25 272

Short stories, articles 1949-1961, undated 

25 273-278

Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1969 

25 279

Final manuscript, corrections 1969 

25 280-283

Drafts undated 

26 284-287
Box Folder

"They Also Serve" (radio scripts and play) undated 

26 288-289

"Once a Minute" 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1943-1944 

26 290

Drafts, manuscripts undated 

26 291-293
Box Folder

Short stories undated 

26 294

Miscellaneous undated 

26 295

Six Nights a Week 

Box Folder

Galley proofs 1971 

27 296

Corrected galleys 1971 

27 297

Final manuscript, correction notes 1971 

27 298-300

Fan letters 1971-1973 

27 301-303
Box Folder

"I Promise Thee" undated 

28 304

Magazines containing published material 

Box Folder

 1936-1950 

28 305

 1952-1959 

28 306

 1961-1967 

28 307

 1967-1969 

28 308

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 4 Administrative files 1965-1972 

Box Folder

Correspondence (primarily between Hawes and Earle Connette) 1965-1972 

28 309-313

Biographical information ca. 1970s 

28 314

Processing file 

Scope and Contents note

Iincludes Hawes' listings of materials shipped to WSU, and processing notes regarding preliminary arrangement.

28 315

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