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Subseries 4.2 | A Finding Aid to the Beatrice Wood papers, 1894-1998, bulk 1930-1990 | Digitized Collection

Beatrice Wood papers, 1894-1998, bulk 1930-1990

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4.2: Short Stories and Essays, circa 1912-1995

This subseries contains many of the stories Wood wrote throughout her life regarding her Theosophist philosophy, ideas about art, travels, experiences, friendships, and relationships with lovers.
These writings are arranged alphabetically by title. Original illustrations have been retained with the drafts because the text and illustrations are on the same paper.
All drafts have been scanned in their entirety, exact duplicate copies have not been scanned.
DescriptionContainer
"Art if a Personal Thing", circa 1960s
14
23
"Beatrice Wood in the Orient: Incident at Banares", circa 1966
14
24
"Birthday", 1927
14
25
"Blind Man", 1917
(copy of original)
14
26
"Books - An Essay", circa 1912
14
27
"Oh, Break My Heart" (2 drafts), circa 1960s
14
28
"Bruno: A Story of the Inquisition", circa 1960s
14
29-30
"Cat Who Had His Noes Out of Joint", 1946
14
31
"Color, Light, and Art", circa 1960s
14
32
Collection of Glazes and Notes from Glaze Journals, 1993-1997
14
33
Comments for the Medical Profession (5 drafts), 1995
14
34
"Creative Attitudes", 1940
14
35
"Door That Did Not Close", 1931
14
36
"Corridor E", 1933
14
37
"Empty Armchair" (3 drafts), circa 1933
14
38
"Empty Armchair" (2 drafts), circa 1933
14
39
"European Episode", 1931
14
40
"Few Words from an American Potter", 1964
14
41
"For Thee: Adventures of a Virgin", circa 1918
14
42
"From the Geisha With the Crimson Mouth", circa 1960s
(contains original watercolor sketches)
14
43
"Galka Scheyer" (3 drafts), circa 1960s
14
44
"Geisha", 1962-1963
14
45
"Hold Me Tight" - Prospectus (later called "No Longer Shy"), circa 1995
14
46
"Hold Me Tight" - Introduction and Ending (later called "No Longer Shy"), circa 1996
14
47
"Hold Me Tight" - Correspondence (later called "No Longer Shy"), 1995
14
48
"How
The Blindman
Did Not Get on the Newstands" (2 drafts), circa 1960s
14
49
Ideas for a Documentary on the India Trip (3 drafts), circa 1962
14
50
"I Discover Mr. Fugi", 1966
14
51
"I Know How To Make an Invoice" (3 drafts), circa 1960s
(contains original sketches)
14
52
"Joey Kimball's Dog Fred", circa 1960s
14
53
"King and Three Lady Cats", circa 1960s
14
54
"Madame Lola's Pleasure Palace" - Final Draft with Drawings, 1993
14
55
"Madame Lola's Pleasure Palace" (copies), 1993
14
56
"Madame Lola's Pleasure Palace" Correspondence, 1995
14
57
"Marcel", 1987
14
58
"Mariage D'une Amie" in
Rogue
, 1916
(copy of original)
14
59
"Men in My Life" - Henri-Pierre Roche and Marcel Duchamp, circa 1994
(contains original sketches)
14
60
"Men in My Life" - Henri-Pierre Roche and Marcel Duchamp (copy), circa 1994
14
61
"Men in My Life" - Henri-Pierre Roche (4 drafts), circa 1994
14
62
"Men in My Life" - Marcel Duchamp (3 drafts), circa 1994
14
63
"Men in My Life" - Marcel Duchamp (4 drafts), circa 1994
15
1
"Men in My Life" - Marcel Duchamp (edited draft with copies of illustrations), circa 1994
15
2
"Men in My Life" - Marcel Duchamp (3 drafts of last chapter), circa 1994
15
3
"Men in My Life" - Reginald Poole (4 drafts), circa 1994
15
4
"Men in My Life" - Steve Hoag (4 drafts), circa 1994
15
5
"Men in My Life" - Others, including Ram Pravesh Singh (7 drafts), circa 1994
15
6
"Men in My Life" - Correspondence, 1993-1996
15
7
"Miss Wood for President", circa 1990
15
8
"Monogamy - A Will-o-the-wisp", circa 1960s
15
9
"My Kingdom for a Train" (5 drafts), circa 1990s
15
10
"Ode to Nepalnese Lovers", 1984
(contains original illustrations)
15
11
"Of Attitude and Art", circa 1960s
15
12
"Picasso Cat: The Cat Who Obtained Liberation", circa 1960s
15
13
"Playing with Fire" (3 drafts), 1976, 1994
15
14
"Reasonable and Unreasonable" (2 drafts), circa 1960s
15
15
"Sad Tale of the Geisha Who Could Not Write Poetry" (3 drafts), circa 1978
15
16
"Song of the Geisha", circa 1974
15
17
"Spanish Professor", circa 1960s
15
18
"Spiritual Aspecs of Falling in Love" in
The Young Theosophist
, 1927
15
19
"Story of the Girl Who Did Not Want To Be Raped", 1939
15
20
"Story of Venus and Wonderboy", circa 1960s
15
21
"Talking Aloud", 1961
15
22
"Thinking Aloud", 1961
15
23-24
"To Celebrate the Ignoble Passage of Time", 1995
15
25
"Toby and the Old Man", 1992
15
26
"Torch in the Sky" - Early Draft, circa 1962
15
27
"Torch in the Sky" - Final Draft, 1992
15
28
"Torch in the Sky" - Correspondence, 1983-1992
15
29
"Torch in the Sky" - Play Performed in Ojai, 1993
15
30
"Touching Certain Things", circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 27, F1
15
31
"Trip for Four" - Handwritten Draft, 1993
(contains original illustrations)
15
32
"Trip for Four" (5 drafts), 1993
15
33
"Trip for Four" - Final Draft, 1993
(contains original illustrations)
15
34
"Tutti Frutti and India", circa 1972
15
35-37
"Two Men and an Old Woman" (4 drafts), 1992
15
38
"Two Potters in a Valley", circa 1960s
15
39
"Visit to Brancusi" (3 drafts), 1956
(contains original illustration)
15
40
"Visit to Brancusi" - Correspondence, 1992-1993
15
41
"What Pace Modernism: Notes on the Development in Realms of Art", 1930
15
42
"With Love to India", circa 1962
15
43
"Without Walls" (3 drafts), circa 1960s
15
44
Wood's Interest in Art, 1969
15
45
Recollections about Duchamp and the Arensbergs, circa 1970s
15
46-47
Writings Without Titles, circa 1960s-1980s
15
48-49
Oversized Manuscript "Touching Certain Things", circa 1960s
Oversized material scanned with Box 15, F31
27
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