Archival Holdings of McCarthy’s Correspondence and Drafts
Compiled by Dianne C. Luce
November 2021

 

Note: Entries are alphabetical by the first word in the collection’s title. Listed here are only those

holdings I have been able to verify through the finding aids, correspondence, or visits to the archives. The census will be updated as further holdings are identified.

 

 

Albert Erskine Random House Editorial Files, 1933-1993. Accession # 13497. Special Collections, U of Virginia Lib., Charlottesville. Correspondence, publication documents, drafts.

https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=uva-sc/viu03211.xml

 

Arena Stage Records, 1949-2010. Collection # C0017. Special Collections Research Center, Fenwick Lib., George Mason U, Fairfax, Virginia. Box 493, folder 7: production files for The Stonemason.

https://scrc.gmu.edu/finding_aids/arenastage.html

 

Carmen Boullosa Papers, 1970-2016. MssCol. 23211. Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library. Correspondence with McCarthy in electronic email files, according to correspondence with the library.

https://archives.nypl.org/mss/23211

 

Cormac McCarthy Collection. Southwestern Writers Collection, The Wittliff Collections, Albert B. Alkek Lib., Texas State U-San Marcos. Typescripts of The Stonemason, “Cities of the Plain” (screenplay), and “Whales and Men.” https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/a-z/mccarthydrafts.html

 

Cormac McCarthy Correspondence [with John Fergus Ryan], 1976-1985. MS # 3762. Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, U of Tennessee, Knoxville.

https://scout.lib.utk.edu/repositories/2/resources/4338

 

Cormac McCarthy Papers. Coll. 091. Southwestern Writers Collection, The Wittliff Collections, Albert B. Alkek Lib., Texas State U-San Marcos. Drafts, notes, correspondence.

https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/a-z/mccarthypapers.html

 

Ecco Press Records, 1963-2004. MSS Coll. 111. Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library. Box 32, folders 12-17: author files. Box 206, folders 2-5 and box 207, folders 1-3: editorial files. Box 349: The Gardener’s Son.

https://archives.nypl.org/mss/111

 

Guy Davenport Papers. MS-4979. Harry Ransom Center, U of Texas, Austin. Letters to Davenport from Cormac McCarthy and from Lee McCarthy.

https://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/fasearch/findingAid.cfm?eadid=01111&kw=guy%20davenport

 

John Graves Papers. Coll. 010. Southwestern Writers Collection, The Wittliff Collections, Albert B. Alkek Lib., Texas State U-San Marcos. Correspondence.

https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/a-z/graves.html

 

Lyndhurst Foundation Records, 1970-2013. Collection # 04723. Southern Historical Collection, The Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Lib., U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Box 15, Cormac McCarthy folder: correspondence about the Lyndhurst Award and publication of Suttree in paperback; ts. of The Stonemason.

https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/04723/#

 

Negro Ensemble Company Records, 1960-1993. Call number Sc MG 345. Schomberg Centre for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Box 118: The Stonemason script.

https://archives.nypl.org/scm/20880

 

New York Review of Books Records, 1955-2016. Mss Col. # 23385, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library. Series 1: Robert B. Silvers File, box RBS1279, folder 1.

https://archives.nypl.org/mss/23385#c1459083

 

New Yorker Records, 1924-1984. Mss Col. 2236, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library. Box 1636, folder 10: Robert Coles’s review of Suttree. Box 868, folders 2 and 10.

https://archives.nypl.org/mss/2236

 

Peter Greenleaf Papers, 1981-1988. Southwestern Writers Collection, The Wittliff Collections, Albert B. Alkek Lib., Texas State U-San Marcos. Correspondence.

https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/a-z/greenleaf.html

 

Random House Records, 1925-1999. Ms # 1048. Rare Book and Manuscript Lib., Columbia U, New York. Boxes 1156; 1611: correspondence.

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/archival/collections/ldpd_4079581/

 

Richard Pearce Papers. Accession # 8471. South Caroliniana Library, U of South Carolina, Columbia. Shooting script of The Gardener’s Son; research newsletters with extracts from the drafts.

https://pascal-usc.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991016983269705618&context=L&vid=01PASCAL_USCCOL:USC&lang=en&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=Everything&query=any,contains,Richard%20Pearce%20Papers&mode=basic

 

Robert Coles Papers, 1954-1999. Collection # 04333. Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Lib., U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Series 1, folder 288: correspondence, 1966-1987. (Access is by permission of Dr. Coles.)

https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/04333/#d1e10414

 

Robert Coles Papers. MSS # 323. Special Collections, Michigan State U Libraries, East Lansing. Cormac McCarthy folder: correspondence, 1975-2003.

https://findingaids.lib.msu.edu/repositories/4/archival_objects/459517

 

Robert Penn Warren Collection, 1905-1989. YCAL Mss 51. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Lib., Yale U. Series 1, box 43: correspondence.

https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/11/resources/1638/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&filter_q%5B%5D=Cormac+McCarthy&op%5B%5D=&field%5B%5D=&limit=&q%5B%5D=*&filter_from_year=&filter_to_year=&commit=Search

 

Shelby Foote Collection. Archives and Special Collections, Rhodes College, Memphis Tenn. Box 37, folder 17: one letter from McCarthy. Box 39, folder 8: two drafts of Foote’s letter to editor of Memphis Press-Scimitar about a hostile review of Suttree. Box 39, folder 9: one letter from Foote to John Sepich.

https://dlynx.rhodes.edu/jspui/handle/10267/14413

 

Woolmer Collection of Cormac McCarthy. Coll. 092. Southwestern Writers Collection, Albert B. Alkek Lib., Texas State U-San Marcos. Correspondence.

https://www.thewittliffcoll