William Peden Short Story Collection


First editions from the Peden Collection

First editions from the Peden Collection

The private library of William Harwood Peden (1913-1999) was given to the MU Libraries after his retirement. Dr. Peden was a professor of English at MU from 1946 to 1979. Besides being on the editorial committee of Studies in Short Fiction, he was the editor of Story magazine as well as the author of numerous short stories, essays, and books. Dr. Peden was well known as an early advocate and literary critic of the short story as a genre of literature.

Dr. Peden established the University of Missouri Press and was co-founder of Missouri Review. The Peden Prize for Short Fiction is given annually by Missouri Review in honor of him.


The Peden Collection includes volumes of short story collections and anthologies. Included are review copies as well as works by former students and authors with whom Dr. Peden had established close relations during his extensive professional life; many are inscribed.

Dr. Peden laid newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, publisher’s slips, and other ephemera into many of the books. This material has been filed as the William Peden Short Story Collection Ephemera, recording as much as possible their original context.

This collection is supplemented by journals containing the personal stories of Dr. Peden which were donated by the Pedens to Special Collections in 2003.

Holdings: 458 volumes


All titles are cataloged and available through MERLIN, the University’s online catalog. The collection can be searched in MERLIN through the heading William Peden Short Story Collection (University of Missouri–Columbia. Libraries).

The collection does not circulate. Photocopying is permitted subject to the condition of the volume. Books must be used in Special Collections’ reading room during service hours or by appointment.

William Peden Short Story Collection Ephemera

Items are listed under the author, title, and call number of the book in which they were found. Entries are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name.

NYTBR: New York Times Book Review
NYR: New York Review
TLS: Times Literary Supplement

FF 1.

Abrahams, William. Fifty Years of the American Short Story.

PS645 .A2 1970

Letter, Samuel Vaughan to William Peden, 20 January 1971.

Peden, William.

Review of Fifty Years of the American Short Story. Kansas

City Star 3 January 1971, 6E.

Ackerman, Diane. Lady Faustus.

PS3551.C48 L3 1983

Letter, Diane Ackerman to Margaret Peden, 4 April 1985

Acosta, Sofía. Puebla de Los Angeles.

PQ7798.1.C6 P7 1982

Letter, William Peden to Sofía Acosta, 10 October 1983

Agnon, S.J. Tehilla and other Israeli Stories.

PJ5059.E8 T4 1956

Peden, William. Book review.

Aiken, Conrad. The Collected Short Stories.

PS3501.I5 A17 1960

Publisher’s review copy slip

Bevington, Helen. “The Siren’s Story.” NYTBR 22

May 1983, n.p.

Algren, Nelson. Nelson Algren’s own book of lonesome monsters.

PS648.S5 A43 1963

Publisher’s press release

FF 2.

Allen, Walter. The Short Story in English.

PR829 .A47 1981

Publisher’s review copy slip

Letter, William Peden to William Stafford,

9 February 1981

Peden, William. Review of The Short Story

in English. Modern Fiction Studies 27/4 (winter 1981-82): 767-68.

Angus, Douglas (ed.). Best Short Stories of the Modern Age.

PN6120.2 .A5 1962

Publisher’s review copy slip

Barnes, Djuna. Selected Works.

PS3503.A614 A6 1962

Rose, Phyllis. “The Stature of an Eccentric.” NYTBR 26

June 1983, 9.

Bates, H.E. The Watercress Girl.

PR6003.A965 W3 1959

Publisher’s review copy slip

Bates, H.E. Seven by Five.

PR6003.A965 S49 1972

Newspaper advertisement

Bates, H.E. The Grapes of Paradise.

PR6003.A965 G7 1960

Publisher’s review copy slip

FF 3.

Bates, H.E. An Autobiography. Volume 1: The Vanished World.

PR6003.A965 Z5

TLS 9 January 1981, 27-28.

Review copy slip, “sent

with the compliments of H.E. Bates.”

Christmas card


Letter, William Peden to Sandra Taylor, 26 October 1981

Peden, William. Foreword

to the American edition of The Vanished World.

Typewritten notes

Bates, H.E. Summer in Salandar.

PR6003.A965 S8 1957

Typewritten notes

Bates, H.E. The Enchantress and Other Stories.

PR6003.A965 E5 1961

Dennis, Nigel. “The Climate Remains the Same.” Unknown source.


information on The Enchantress.

Clipping, “H.E. Bates.”

Beachcroft, T.O. The English Short Story.

PR99 .B5 169

Letter, William Peden to “Writers and Their Work,” 18 February


TLS 12 October 1956, 599-600.

Berry, John. Flight of White Crows.

PS 3503.E7382 F5 1961

Vita for John Berry

Betts, Doris. Beasts of the Southern Wild.

PS3552.E84 B4 1973a

Letter, M.S. Wyeth to William Peden, 21 September 1973

Bierce, Ambrose. In the Midst of Life.

PS1097 .A15 1909

Copy order slip.

FF 4.

Blotner, Joseph Leo. Faulker: A Biography. Vol. 1.

PS3511.A86 Z63 1974

Letter, Thorpe Menn to William Peden, 21 February 1974

Publisher’s press


Notepaper with manuscript notes

Faulkner symposium speakers

Borowski, Tadeus. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen.

PG7158.B613 T4 1967

Publisher’s review copy slip

Bowen, Elizabeth. Early Stories.

PR6003.O6757 A15 1951

Glendinning, Victoria. “Sleepy Sub-Texts.” Unknown source.

Bowles, Jane. The Collected Works.

PS3503.O837 A6 1966

Newspaper advertisement

Marten, Harry. “A Writer Cut off from Words.” NYTBR 28

July 1985, 10.

Briarcliff Quarterly.

PN6010.5 .B7

Letter, Norman Pearson to William Peden, 18 April 1972

Brodkey, Harold. First Love and Other Sorrows.

PS3552.R6224 F5 1957

Publisher’s review copy slip

Broughton, Irv. In Appreciation of George Garrett. Special edition of

Mill Mountain Review, vol. 1-4.

PS3557.A72 Z7 1971

Manuscript notes.

Burnett, Whit. Story Jubilee.

PN6120.2 .S7 1965

Peden, William. Review of Story

Jubilee. Typescript.

Busch, Frederick. Hardwater Country.

PS3552.U814 H37 1979b

Letter, [illegible signature] to William Peden, 13 December


Letter, [illegible signature] to William Peden, n.d. photocopy.

FF 5.

Caldwell, Erskine. We Are the Living.

PS3505.A322 W4 1933

Publisher’s press release for Fifty

Best American Short Stories 1915-1965

Card, “Compliments of Houghton Mifflin Company”

Get well card

Index card with manuscript notes

Letter, Virginia Moffett Caldwell to William

and Margaret Peden, June 1983

Calvino, Italo. Difficult Loves.

PQ4809.A45 A813 1984

Typewritten notes

Publisher’s press release

Publisher’s review copy slip

Towers, Robert. “Light and Lively.” NYR,

n.d, n.p.

Vidal, Gore. “On Italo Calvino.” NYR,

n.d., n.p.

Camoin, François André. Why men are afraid of women.

PS3553.A437 W48 1984

Publisher’s review copy slip

Camoin, François André. The end of the world is Los Angeles.

PS3553.A437 E5 1982

Press release from the Missouri


Announcement, William Peden Prize in Fiction

FF 6.

Capote, Truman. A tree of night, and other stories.

PS3505.A59 T65 1949

“Murió en Los Angeles el Novelista Truman Capote.” Excelsior 26

August 1984, 33-A+.

Clemons, Walter. “Handcarved Capote.” Newsweek 11

August 1980, 70.

Kroll, Jack. “Truman Capote: 1924-1984.” Newsweek 3

September 1984, 46.

Carroll, Paul. Irish Stories and Plays.

PR6005.A74 I7 1958

Publisher’s review copy slips

Carver, Raymond. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

PS3553.A7894 W5 1976

Wood, Michael. “Stories Full of Edges and Silences.” NYTBR 26

April 1981, 1.

Towers, Robert. “Low-Rent Tragedies.” NYR 14

May 1981, 37.

Clute, John. “Word-Danger.” TLS 24

May 1985, 572.

“Celebrating Wagner on Disc.” Newsweek 5

September 1983, 65.

Clemons, Walter. “Handcarved Capote.” Newsweek 11

August 1980, 70.

Prescott, Peter S. “Lost and Found.” Newsweek 27

April 1981, 96.

Cassill, R.V. The Happy Marriage and Other Stories.

PS3553.A796 H3 1966

Invitation to show of paintings, drawings and lithographs

of R.V. Cassill

Cheever, John. The enormous radio, and other stories.

PS3505.H6428 E5 1953

Hislop, Andrew. “Unrevealing All,” TLS 28

November 1980. Newspaper clipping.

Hardwick, Elizabeth. “Cheever, or The Ambiguities,” source unknown, 20 December 1984. 3 Newspaper clippings.

Newspaper advertisement.

Cheever, John. The Housebreaker of Shady Hill.

PS3505.H6428 H6 1958

Publisher’s review copy slip

Letter, Ray Walters, Jr. to William Peden

Clayton, John Bell. The strangers were there.

PS3553.L385 S8 1957

Peden, William. Review of The

Strangers Were There. Typescript.

Publisher’s review copy slip for The

Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac.

Publisher’s press release for The

Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac

FF 7.

Colwin, Laurie. Passion and Affect.

PS3553.O4783 P3 1974

Photograph of Laurie Colwin

Publisher’s review copy slip

Publisher’s press release

Newspaper advertisement for The Lone Pilgrim

Connell, Evan S. The anatomy lesson, and other stories.

PS3553.O5 A65 1957

Yourgrau, Barry. “Modulations of Mood,” source unknown.

Newspaper advertisement, NYTBR 8

July 1976

Curley, Daniel. That Marriage Bed of Procrustes.

PS3553.U65 I5 1957

Letter, Daniel Curley to William Peden, 8 June 1970

Current-García, Eugene. What is the short story?

PN3373 .C8 1961

Letter, William Peden to Helmut Gerber, 30 April 1968

Dahl, Roald. Someone Like You.

PR6054.A35 S6 1953

Draft of book review. Typescript.

Paper with manuscript notations.

Dawson, Fielding. Krazy Kat & 76

more: collected stories, 1950-1976.

PS3554.A948 K7 1982

Publisher’s review copy slip

FF 8.

De la Mare, Walter. The Collected Stories.

PR6007.E3 A15 1950

Inside flaps of dust jacket.

Decker, Clarence (ed.). Modern Stories from Many Lands.

PN6120.2 .L5 1963

Draft of book review. Typescript.

Dodd, Susan M. Old Wives’ Tales.

PS3554.O318 O4 1984

Brochure, The Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction

Order form

Letter signed Teri Gullickson

Drewe, Robert. The bodysurfers.

PR9619.3 D77 B6 1984

Publisher’s review copy slip

Eaton, Charles Edward. Write Me from Rio.

PS3509.A818 A15 1959

“Eaton wins poetry prize for a work-in-progress.” Source

unknown. Newspaper clipping.

FF 9.

Elliot, George P. Among the Dangs.

PS3555.L58 A7 1961

Newspaper clipping with several book reviews, source unknown.

Notes on J.T.

Judith and Other Stories by

James T. Farrell. Typescript.

Manuscript notes

Enright, Elizabeth. The Moment Before the Rain.

PS3555.N7 M6 1955

Publisher’s review copy slip

Farrell, James T. French girls are vicious, and other stories.

PS3511.A738 F7 1955

Photograph of James T. Farrell

Farrell, James T. A Dangerous Woman and Other Stories.

PS3511.A738 D3 1957

Publisher’s review copy slip

FF 10.

Faulkner, William. Big Woods.

PS3511.A86 B5 1955

Postcard, Tom Hawkins to William Peden, 1986

Notecard with manuscript notes

Ferguson, J.M. The Summerfield Stories.

PS3556.E713 S8 1985

Publisher’s review copy slip

Fisher, Vardis. Love and Death.

PS3511.I744 L6 1959

Publisher’s review copy slip

Foley, Martha (ed.). The Best American Short Stories 1973.

PS659.B5 1973

Publisher’s review copy slip

Foley, Martha (ed.). The Best American Short Stories 1967.

PS659.B5 1967

Publisher’s review copy slip

Foley, Martha (ed.). Fifty best American short stories, 1915-1965.

PS648.S5 B44 1965

Peden, William. “Worthwhile Stories by Little-Known Writers.” source unknown.

Letter to William Peden signed Jim, undated.

Foley, Martha. The

Story of Story Magazine.

PN149.9.F6 A37 1980

Saroyan, William. “Editor and Heroine.” Source unknown.

Sorensen, Ralph

C. Letter to the editor. NYTBR 7

September 1980, 39.

Afterword, The Story of Story Magazine,

271. photocopy.

Ford, Jesse Hill. Fishes, Birds, and Sons of Men.

PS3556.O7 F5

Letter, Jesse Hill Ford to William and Margaret Peden, 21 February


Letter, Jesse Hill Ford to William and Margaret Peden, 11 December


FF 11.

Francis, Richard. Swansong.

PR6056.R277 S93 1987

Christmas card

Friedman, Bruce Jay. Let’s Hear It for a Beautiful Guy.

PS3556.R5 L4 1984

Publisher’s review copy slip

Photograph of Bruce Jay Friedman

García Márquez, Gabriel. Collected Stories.

PQ8180.17.A73 A27 1984

Gray, Paul. “Fragments of a Fabulous World.” Time 31

December 1984, 68.

Reefer, Mary M. “Bizarre stories of a compliant, trusting

people.” Kansas

City Star 30 December 1984, 1F+.

Advertisement for Collected Stories, NYR 20

December 1984.

Garrett, George. The Magic Striptease.

PS3557.A72 M3 1973c

Draft of review, manuscript and typescript.

Letter, Samuel S. Vaughan to

William Peden, 13 September 1973

Garrett, George. An Evening Performance.

PS3557.A72 E9 1985

Letter, Studies in Short

Fiction to Doubleday & Company,

26 August 1985

Garrett, George. Welcome to the Medicine Show.

PS3557.A72 W4

Garrett, George. “Little Movie without Middle.” Palaemon Broadside

no. 8, copy no. 50, signed by the author.

Garrett, George. Do Lord, Remember Me.

PS3557.A72 D6 1965b

Newspaper advertisement.

“In Short.” Unknown source, 6 October 1985.

Publisher’s review copy slip for An Evening Performance

Flyer for An Evening Performance

FF 12.

Gellhorn, Martha. The Honeyed Peace.

PS3513.E46 H6 1953

Publisher’s review copy slip

Gellhorn, Martha. Pretty Tales for Tired People.

PS3513.E46 P7 1965

Newspaper advertisement

Georgian Stories 1922.

PR1309.S5 G46

Dust jacket.

Gilchrist, Ellen. Victory over Japan.

PS3557.I34258 V5 1984

Sexton, David. “The wacky woman’s whyyyyyy

not world.” TLS 24 May 1985, n.p.

Newspaper advertisement

Letter, Ellen Gilchrist to William Peden, n.d.

Ginzburg, Ralph. An Unhurried view of erotica.

HQ471 .G5 1958b

Publisher’s review copy slip

Publisher’s press release

Letter, Ralph Ginzburg to William Peden, 21 May 1958

Review form

Gordimer, Nadine. Friday’s Footprint and other stories.

PR9369.3 G6 F7 1960

Publisher’s review copy slip

Wakeman, John. “Below the Surface of Life,” unknown source.

Newspaper clipping.

Gordimer, Nadine. Selected Stories.

PR9369.G6 A15 1976

Newspaper advertisement for A

Soldier’s Embrace

Tuohy, Frank. “Breaths of Change,” TLS,

25 April 1980, n.p.

FF 13.

Goyen, William. The house of breath.

PS 3513.O97 H6 1975

Letter, James Silberman to William Peden, 20 March 1975

Letter, William Peden

to James Silberman, 7 March 1975 (copy)

Grau, Shirley Ann. The Wind Shifting West.

PS3557.R283 W5 1973

Photograph of Shirley Ann Grau

Greene, Graham. May we borrow your husband? And other comedies of the

sexual life.

PR6013.R44 M3 1967

Publisher’s review copy slip

Guerney, Bernard Guilbert. New Russian Stories.

PG3286 .G8 1953

Publisher’s review copy slip

Guthrie, A.B. The big it, and other stories.

PS3513.U855 B5 1960

La Farge, Oliver. “One Ear Was Kept Cocked for the Sound

of Blackfeet,” source unknown, 21 February 1960.

FF 14.

Hale, Nancy. Heaven and Hardpan Farm.

PS3515.A273 H4 1957

M.P. “Eight Women in Sanitarium.” Source unknown.

Biographical information

for Nancy Hale.

Contemporary novelists list

Henry, O. The pocket book of O. Henry.

PS2649.P5 A6 1956

Publisher’s review copy slip

Humphrey, William. The Last Husband.

PS3558.U464 L3 1953

Letter, William Humphrey to William Peden, 26 February 1958.


PS508.C6 I63 no.2

Invitation to meet Peter Leach

Kafka, Franz. The Penal Colony.

PT2621.A26 P4 1948

Dust jacket.

Kafka, Franz. The Complete Stories.

PT2621.A26 A15 1971

Michaels, Leonard. “Everything Human was Alien to Him.” NYTBR 10

June 1984, 1.

Prescott, Peter S. “A Key to Unknown Rooms.” Newsweek 1

February 1982, 65.

FF 15.

Knowles, John. A Separate Peace.

PS3561.N68 S4

Letter, John Knowles to William Peden, 18 August 1959

La Farge, Oliver. Behind the Mountains.

F801.L23 1956

Publisher’s review copy slip

Leavitt, David. Family Dancing.

PS3562.E2618 F3 1984

Remnick, David. “Critics Nominate Doerr, Leavitt Books.” Washington

Post 13 December 1984, n.p.

Notecard with manuscript notes.

Newspaper advertisement.

Leskov, Nikolai. Selected Tales.

PG3337.L5 A25 1961

Salisbury, Harrison. “The Story is Russia.” NYTBR 10

September 1961, n.p.

Lessing, Doris. The Habit of Loving.

PR6023.E833 H3 1957

Publisher’s review copy slip

Lessing, Doris. This Was the Old Chief’s Country.

PR6023.E833 T4 1953

Newspaper advertisement.

Lowry, Malcolm. Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place.

PR6023.O96 H4 1961

Publisher’s biographical note on Malcolm Lowry

Publisher’s press release

Newspaper advertisement

FF 16.

McAlmon, Robert. A Hasty Bunch.

PS3525.A1143 H3 1977

Publisher’s review copy slip

MacLaverty, Bernard. Secrets and Other Stories.

PR6063.A2474 S4 1984

Publisher’s press release

Lehman, David. “A Silver Age of Short Stories.” Newsweek 14

January 1985, 68-70.

Madden, David. The Shadow Knows.

PS3563.A339 S4 1970

Newspaper clipping, unknown source.

Malamud, Bernard. Stories of Bernard Malamud.

PS3563.A4 A6 1983

Prescott, Peter S. “Malamud: ‘A Universal Writer.'” Newsweek 31

March 1986, 78.

Malamud, Bernard. Rembrandt’s Hat.

PS3563.A4 R4 1973

Manuscript notes.

Marlett, Melba. The Frightened Ones.

PS3525.A628 F7 1956

Publisher’s review copy slip

FF 17.

Matheson, Richard. The shrinking man a gold medal original.

PS3563.A8355 S57

Letter, Richard Matheson to William Peden, 8 June 1956

Mayes, Herbert R. (ed.). Editor’s choice; 26 modern short stories from

Good Housekeeping.

PN6120.2 G6 1956

Publisher’s review copy slip

Menaker, Daniel. Friends and Relations.

PS3563.E46 F7 1976

Peden, William. Book review. Typescript.

Metcalf, John (ed.). Making it New: Contemporary Canadian Stories.

PR.9197.32 M34 1982

Letter, Leon Rooke to William Peden, 3 September 1982

Rough draft of comment

on Making It New with

manuscript corrections, undated

Letter, Leon Rooke to William Peden, 12

December 1982

Letter, William Peden to Leon Rooke, undated

Michaels, Leonard. I Would Have Saved Them if I Could.

PS3563.I28 I2 1975

Publisher’s review copy slip

Michaels, Leonard. “Anything Might Influence

Me.” NYTBR 9

August 1981, 3.

Miguéis, José Rodrigues. Steerage and Ten Other Stories.

PQ8261.M568 A254 1983

Publisher’s review copy slip

FF 18.

Moss, Howard. The Poet’s Story.

PS648.S5 M6 1973

Publisher’s review copy slip

Publisher’s press release

Nabokov, Victor. Nabokov’s dozen; a collection of thirteen stories.

PS 3527.A15 A15 1958

Invitation to the presentation of the National Medal for

Literature to Victor Nabokov, 16 April 1974

Norman, Gurney. Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories.

PS3564.O57 1977

Letter, William Peden to Gurney Norman , 1 May 1984

O’Connor, Flannery. Everything that rises must converge.

PS3565.C57 E85 1965

Postcard, Tom Hawkins to William Peden, 1980

Postcard, William Peden to

Sally Peden, 1958

O’Hara, John. Selected Stories.

PS3529.H29 A6 1956

Publisher’s review copy slip

Oates, Joyce Carol. The Goddess and Other Women.

PS3565.A8 G6 1974

Postcard, George Core to William Peden, 12 December 1974

Letter, William

Peden to George Core, 30 December 1974

Letter, George Core to William Peden,

3 January 1975

Olsen, Tillie. Tell me a riddle.

PS3565.L82 T45 1961

Letter, Tillie Olsen to William Peden, n.d.

Paley, Grace. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute.

PS3566.A46 E5 1974

Newspaper advertisement

Shapiro, Laura. “Handcrafted Fictions.” Newsweek 15

April 1985, 91.

Notecard with manuscript notes.

Invitation to public lecture and readings

FF 19.

Pritchett, V.S. Selected Stories.

PR6031.R7 A6 1979

Letter, Joy F. Shaw to William Peden, 12 June 1979

Roth, Phillip. Goodbye Columbus.

PS3568.O855 G6 1959

Publisher’s review copy slip

Samuel, Edwin. His Celestial Highness.

PR6037.A6 H5 1968

Publisher’s review copy slip

Sansom, William. Lord Love Us.

PR6037.A75 L6 1954

Letter, Ronald Tobias to William and Margaret Peden, n.d.

The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1959

PS648.S5 S37 1959

Publisher’s review copy slip

Schwarzchild, Bettina. The Not-Right House.

PS3531.U426 Z85 1968

Publisher’s review copy slip

Letter, Bettina Schwarzchild to William Peden, 17 March 1969

Seager, Allan. The Old Man of the Mountain.

PS3537.E123 O5 1950

Publisher’s review copy slip

Selzer, Richard. Rituals of Surgery.

PS3569.E585 R5 1974

Publisher’s synopsis and short bio

Seventeen from Seventeen.

PS648.S5 R6 1967

Publisher’s review copy slip

FF 20.

Shacochis, Bob. Easy in the islands.

PS3569.H284 E27 1985

Christmas card

Christmas card signed Bob and Cat, undated

Letter, Milton Glick to William Peden,

25 November 1985

Todd, Russell G. “Hemingway Clone: Queasy in the Islands,” The Asian Wall Street Journal, undated.

Postcard, signed Bob, to Bill and Margaret Peden

Gray, Paul. “Paradise Lost,” Time 18

February 1985, 100.

Fein, Cheri. “Free, White and Hairy-Chested,” NYTBR,

n.d., n.p. Newspaper clipping.

Manuscript notes on Easy in the Islands,

one page.

Shaw, T.E. The Odyssey of Homer.

PA4025.A5 L3 1932A

Letter, A.W. Shaw to whom it may concern, June 1975

“Lawrence’s Own ‘Epitaph.'” Source unknown.

Sholokhov, Mikhail. One Man’s Destiny.

PG3476.S52 S53 1967

Publisher’s review copy slip

Sholokhov, Mikhail. Fierce and Gentle Warriors.

PG3476.S52 F5 1967

Publisher’s review copy slip

Short Story.

PS645.S5 S43

Publisher’s review copy slip

FF 21.

Silvis, Randall. The Luckiest Man in the World.

PS3569.I47235 L8 1984

Publisher’s review copy slip

Publisher’s press release

Singer, Isaac Bashevis. Short Friday.

PJ5129.S49 S4 1964

Newspaper advertisement

Sneider, Vern. A Long Way from Home.

PS3537.N28 L6 1956

Publisher’s review copy slip

Stafford, Jean. The Collected Stories.

PS3569.T2 A15 1969

Clipping, “The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford,” NYTBR 29

April 1984, n.p.

Giroux, Robert. “Hard Years and ‘Scary Days’: Remembering

Jean Stafford.” NYTBR 10

June 1984, 3+.

Newspaper clipping, “Everything Human was Alien.” unknown


Stafford, Jean. “An Etiquette for Writers.” 1952 Writer’s Conference

in the Rocky Mountains, University of Colorado.

Steele, Wilbur Daniel. The Best Stories of Wilbur Daniel Steele.

PS3537.T2787 A15 1946

Picture and short bio of author

Stegner, Wallace. The Women on the Wall.

PS3537.T316 W6 1948

New book notice, source unknown.

Publisher’s review copy slip

Peden, William. “Wallace Stegner.” Proofs from unknown


Stegner, Wallace (ed.). Twenty Years of Stanford Short Stories.

PS648.S5 S7 1966

Card, “Sent with the compliments of the editors.”

Stern, James. The Man Who Was Loved.

PS3537.T424 M3 1951

Front cover of dustjacket and inside flap with photo and

bio of author

FF 22.

Story: The Magazine of the Short Story in Book Form

PN6120.2.S73 (1951) no. 1

Card, “With all the best wishes for the holiday season”

The Story Today, 1966-67

PN6120.2 S7 1967

Publisher’s review copy slip

Straus, Dorothea. Palaces and Prisons.

PS3569.T6918 Z52 1976

Letter, Dorothea Straus to William Peden, 22 December


Straus, Dorothea. Showcases.

CT275.S8812 A29 1975

Newspaper advertisement for Under

the Canopy by Dorothea Straus

Stuart, Jesse. My Land Has a Voice.

PS3537.T92516 M9 1966

NYTBR 19 August 1984, 11-12.

Publisher’s review copy slip

Sullivan, Nancy. The History of the World as Pictures.

PS3569.U35 H5

“Poet Succeeds with First Volume,” source unknown.

Taylor, Peter. Collected Stories.

PS3539.A9633 A15 1969

TLS 23 August 1985, 923-26.

Letter, Armon Yanders to William Peden, 24

April 1970

Letter, Roger W. Straus to William Peden, 12 May 1970

Letter, Robert Giroux to

William Peden, 5 May 1970

FF 23.

Thomas, Dylan. Adventures in the Skin Trade.

PR6039.H52 A2 1955

Notes, typescript. 2 pages.

Thomas, Dylan. Quite Early One Morning.

PR6039.H52 A6 1954

Publisher’s catalogue description of Collected

Stories by

Dylan Thomas

“Notes and Comment” from “The Talk of the Town.” The

New Yorker 29 March 1982, 39-40.

Christmas card, 1984

Thurber, James. The World of John McNulty.

PS3525.A2847 A6 1957

Publisher’s review copy slip

Tuohy, Frank. The Admiral and the Nuns.

PR6070.U5 A72 1962

Cantor, Jay. Review of The Collected Stories of Frank Tuohy.

Unknown source.

Prescott, Peter S. “The Whiplash Effect.” Newsweek 4

February 1985, 78.

Walser, Robert. Selected Stories.

PT2647.A64 A25 1982

Publisher’s press release

Notecard with notes

Warner, Sylvia Townsend. Kingdoms of Elfin.

PR6045.A812 K5 1977

Publisher’s review copy slip

Letter, Joy F. Shaw to William Peden

Warner, Sylvia Townsend. The Innocent and the Guilty.

PR6045.A812 I5 1971

“The Good Witch of the West.” NYR 18

July 1984, 27-29.

Warner, Sylvia Townsend. Winter in the Air.

PR6045.A812 W5 1956

Duchene, Anne. “Witty and Well-Mannered.” TLS 24

August 1984, 955.

Clipping, note for One Thing Leading to Another

Newspaper advertisement

NYTBR 17 January 1982, 9-10.

“Books.” The New Yorker 30

May 1983, 98-101.

FF 24. Welty, Eudora. The Eye of the Story.

PS3545.E6 E9 1977

Drafts and notes for book review

Williams, Tennessee. Eight Mortal Ladies Possessed.

PS3545.I5365 E4 1974

Letter, Griselda Channessian to William Peden, 19 June


Invitation to Gotham Book Mart meeting with Tennessee Williams

Postcard, announcement

for conference on Tennessee Williams

Price, Reynolds. “His Battle Cry Was

‘Valor!'” source unknown. Newspaper clipping.

Hobson, Harold. “Peccadilloes.” TLS 18

May 1984, 552.

Newspaper advertisement

Newspaper advertisement, TLS 18

May 1984, n.p.

Wilson, Edmund. Memoirs of Hecate County.

PS3545.I6245 M4 1959

Cowley, Malcolm. “Hecate County Revisited.” NYTBR 8

June 1980, 11+.

Winter’s Tales.

PN6120.2 .W56

Telegram, Raymond Walters to William Peden, 3 December 1957

FF 25.

Miscellaneous Correspondence from unknown books.

Letter, [illegible signature] to William Peden, Writers and Their Work Letterhead,

18 October 1972

Postcard, Fred McKinney to William Peden, n.d.

Postcard, Jane Morrel to William

Peden, 1973

Postcard, Jane Morrel to William Peden, n.d.

Letter, Martha to Bev, 27 February


Letter, Bill and Kate to Bill, 24 November 1977

Postcard, Martha Sherwood Johnson

to William Peden, 1963

Letter, Martha Sherwood Johnson to William Peden, n.d.

Letter, Mike to William

and Margaret Peden, 9 March 1984

Letter, Sandi Enders to Wiliam Peden, 18

October 1981

Letter, William Peden to Sandi Enders, 28 October 1981

Letter, Eve Shelnutt to

William Peden, 6 March 1986

Letter, William Peden to Eve Shelnutt, 13 March


Letter, Thorpe Menn to William Peden, 21 May 1974

Telegram, Raymond Walters, Jr.

to William Peden, 14 August 1959

Telegram, Raymond Walters, Jr. to William

Peden, 23 July 1959

FF 26. Miscellaneous Ephemera.

Abrahams, William (ed.). Prize Stories

1976. Publisher’s review copy slip

Abrahams, William (ed.). Prize Stories 1974.

Publisher’s review copy slip

Abrahams, William (ed.). Prize Stories

1968. Publisher’s review copy slip

Jack Conroy Day announcement

Whitman, Alden. “Jack Conroy’s common folk, warts

and all, return in 32 stories.” Chicago Tribune 25

August 1985, 33. Photocopy.

Letter, Doug Wixson to William Peden,


Foley, Martha (ed.). Fifty best American short

stories, 1915-1965. 1961.

“Best of the Year.” New York Post 3

September 1961, magazine page 11.

Watson, Richard. “Fine Harvest

of Short Stories.” Washington

Post, n.d., n.p.

Foley, Martha (ed.). Best American Short Stories of 1956. Publisher’s review copy slip

Article about Jean Reti Forbes from The

Leader Post News and Notes (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) 20 May 1972. Photocopy from microform.


William. This World 10/4

(2 June 1946).

Letter, Faye R. Kensinger to Friends of

the Library, 21 May 1981

“William Saroyan dies, cancer victim at 72.” Peninsula

Times Tribune 18 May 1981, B-2.

Green, Loretta. “Saroyan’s friend, cousins remember the

early days.” Peninsula Times Tribune 19

May 1981, C-5.

“The World’s Too Lovely.” Time 10

June 1946, n.p.

Letter, Carol Saroyan to Mrs. Weeks,

27 February 1946

Letter, Carol Saroyan to Mrs. Weeks, 9 January 1948

Photograph, black-and-white, “Dylan Thomas, 20 Years Old,” with manuscript notation: “Given me by Oscar


Thomas, Dylan. “Conversation about Christmas.” Printed

at Christmas 1954 for the friends of J. Laughlin

and New Directions.

“A Conversation with

Peter Taylor.” Source unknown. Photocopy.


with signature of William Peden

“Hebrew and Yiddish Legacies – A Symposium.” TLS 3

May 1985, n.p.

Proofs for The Best American Short Stories 1969.


November 1981, 13-14.

Doubleday & Company

review copy slip.

Manuscript notes on Prize Stories 1966.

2 pages.

Old Abilene Gazette Souvenir


Father’s Day card