Howells, J. Harvey (1912-1983)
Scope:
The J. Harvey Howells collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, and printed materials.

The collection includes manuscripts for novels, teleplays, non-fiction, and more.

Collected novel manuscripts include Bide Me Fair (Simon and Schuster, 1968), The Big Company Look (Doubleday and Co., 1958), The Braw and the Bonny (Simon and Schuster, 1971), A House of Glass (Appleton-Century, 1965), and Ichabod and Me (unpublished).

Collected teleplay scripts include The Brief Case, The Company Wife, Goodbye, Grey Flannel, The Liar, Lucifer, One Smart Apple, and A Slice of Life. Scripts for the Ichabod and Me television series are present, as well.

Collected non-fiction manuscripts include "The Boat was Able," "Confessions of an American Business Man," "How to Wake Up Smiling," "Johnny Morey's Island," "Maine's Approach to the Drop-out Problem," and a prospectus for an unsold film on Maine fisheries.

Also included is a manuscript for an unpublished short story titled "To the Living."

The collection's correspondence consists primarily of exchanges with fans, friends, agents, and publishers regarding Bide Me Fair, The Big Company Look, The Braw and the Bonny, and A House of Glass. Other letters concern the Ichabod and Me television series, a National Geographic article, and Howells' attempts to generate interest in his film on Maine fisheries.

Printed materials include articles that appeared in Brunswick News, Broadcasting, Down East, and Reader's Digest. Articles about Howells are also collected, alongside book and television reviews, pamphlets and maps, and articles containing research information. A 1953 Playbill from Howells' Doctor Parsons' Five Cent Miracle at the Lever House Theatre (starring Howells) is present, as well.
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Notable Figures
1. Howells, Harvey, 1912-1983
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide