This collection of the papers and correspondence of American novelist and short story
writer Edward Newhouse consists primarily of incoming correspondence from publishers
and contemporary notables such as James Gould Cozzens, George Oppenheimer, Margaret
Cousins, Bill Maxwell, Granville Hicks, and Vincent Sheean; contracts, royalty
statements, and reviews of published works; two typescripts from a novel and an
unpublished short story; three photographs of Newhouse; newspaper clippings
regarding his military career; a transcript of a biographical interview; and a
tribute to Newhouse written by Smith.
The collection is arranged in two series: I. Works and Related Material, 1934-1965
boxes) and II. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1935-2002 (1 box).
Most of the materials in Series I. are publishing house contracts and royalty
statements, reviews, publishers’ correspondence and editing notes, and general
correspondence relating to Newhouse’s novels and short stories. There is one
corrected typescript for The Temptation of Roger
Heriott (1954) and an additional typescript for an unpublished short story,
Remembered Joys Are Never Passed, an autobiographical account of
Newhouse’s service in the Army Air Forces. Almost all of the correspondence is
incoming to the author. Also present are two German language journals and tearsheets
from U.S. magazines in which various short stories were published.
Series II. Correspondence and Other Papers consists of incoming correspondence from
James Gould Cozzens (1946-1975), a lifelong friend whom Newhouse perhaps met when
both were majors under the Chief of the Army Air Forces, General Henry H. Arnold;
incoming fan mail; incoming correspondence and contracts regarding short stories
that were adapted to motion pictures; incoming correspondence from publishers
The New Yorker; and correspondence with Billy B.
Smith. The series also includes an interview of Newhouse regarding Stephen Brunauer,
a chemist and probable family friend who was caught up in the McCarthyism of the
1940s; materials relating to Newhouse, such as an Authors Guild membership
certificate and copyright pamphlets; military-career materials including two
photographs and newspaper clippings relating to a scandal of commissioned officers
of the armed services who were communists; photocopies of note cards with
miscellaneous author quotations; and a tribute written by Billy B. Smith accompanied
by a photograph of a young Newhouse.