Larner, Jeremy (1937- )

The Jeremy Larner collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, and research materials.

The collection includes manuscripts for novels, short stories, articles, speeches, screenplays, and more.

Collected novel manuscripts include Drive, He Said (Delacorte Press, 1964); The Addict in the Streets (Grove Press, 1964); The Answer (Macmillan Co., 1968); and Nobody Knows (Macmillan, 1970).

Collected short story manuscripts include “Just So,” “A Special Consideration,” “My Dream Home,” and “The Main Man,” among others.

Collected article manuscripts include “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” “Central Park,” “Letter from New York,” “The Dead and the Naked,” “The New Negro,” “Salinger: An Explanation,” “The New Improved College Drug Scene,” “Notes on Basketball, Grace and Salvation,” “Timber and the Balance of Power,” and more.

Collected speech manuscripts pertain to Senator Eugene McCarthy’s Presidential Campaign and chronicle nearly 80 speeches given by McCarthy during 1968.

Collected screenplays include Drive, He Said; The Candidate; North Dallas Forty; The Front Runner; and Victory, among others.

Also present are manuscripts for “Key Races –The Senate Series – California” (article); “The Script Conference” (one-act play); and assorted reviews.

Correspondence in the collection dates from 1953 to 1969 and is largely professional. Notables include Max Ascoli, Howard Fast, Adlai Stevenson, and Conor Cruise O’Brien.

Larne’s personal memorabilia consists of tests, certificates, and term papers from both high school and college. Course notebooks, appointment calendars, photos, test scores, and an identification card from Brandeis are also present.

Collected printed materials are constituted by magazines in which Larner’s articles are featured, such as Dissent, Partisan Review, The New Leader, The New Republic, Atlantic, Reader’s Digest, New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Life, Harper’s, Vogue, and others. Also included are a number of tearsheets, and clippings. Materials regarding Brandeis publications—to which Larner contributed during his time as a student—may be of particular interest.

Professional items include a press kit and press releases pertaining to Senator McCarthy.

Research materials—consisting of printed items, clippings, manuscripts, and correspondence—chronicle Larner’s involvement in various causes, such as Civil Rights, Black Caucus, Foreign Policy, Moratorium ’69, and Jesse Unruh.

Notable Figures
1. Larner, Jeremy
2. McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
3. Speechwriters
4. United States – Politics and government – 20th century
5. Speeches, addresses, etc., American
6. Scripts
7. American literature--20th century