Wetering, Janwillem Van de (1931-2008)
Scope:
The Janwillem van de Wetering collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, research material, and other items.

Manuscripts by van de Wetering in the collection include drafts of Hard Rain (1986); Het Veilige Gevoel (novel); a cartoon sequence, "Murder by Remote Control," with story and dialogue by van de Wetering and design and illustrations by Paul Kirchner; The Rattle Rat (1985), and "Die Rattelrat," a master scene script for the Dutch film based on the novel; an article titled "Sons of a Vacuum Tube," written for the daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad Literary and Art Supplement about Chicago; and Robert van Gulik: His Life, His Work (1988).
 
Correspondence in the collection includes a letter to van de Wetering from Carl Gustafson at Putnam Publishing Company (1983); and a letter from British Buddhist author John Blofeld (1978).

Printed material in the collection includes a number of articles by van de Wetering for the daily Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad (1980); articles about van de Wetering in both English and Dutch from various publications (1979-1986), including book reviews and interviews; and an interview with van de Wetering in the Maine newspaper Preview (1967).

There is a considerable amount of research material related to van de Wetering's work on the biography of Robert H. van Gulik.  This includes an English and a Chinese version of Chin Meng So Yen, with an English introduction by van Gulik; a necrologue of van Gulik; Mi Fu on Ink Stones, translated by van Gulik; The Mango Trick in China, An Essay on the Taoist Magic, by van Gulik; "Remarks on My Judge Dee Novels," notes by van Gulik; Kuei-Ku-tzu, the Philosopher of the Ghost Veil, by van Gulik; Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie; a collection of reviews of van Gulik's books; illustrations by Joe Seruello used by van de Wetering; Orientations, November 1981, with an article about van Gulik and his book The Gibbon in China; A Judge Dee Chronology, an Outline of van Gulik’s Books; and a short commentary on van Gulik's book Kuei-Ku-tzu, The Philosopher of Ghost Veil.

Other items in the collection include one black-and-white photograph of van de Wetering by noted German photographer Isolde Ohlbaum; and one video cassette of "Grijpstra and Gier" in Dutch.
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Notable Figures
1. Van de Wetering, Janwillem, 1931-2008
2. Gulik, Robert Hans Van, 1910-1967
Associated Subjects
1. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
2. Novelists
3. Dutch literature – 20th century
4. Essays
5. Photographs