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Norman Bogner Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University


Finding aid created by: EFB
Date: 12 Jan 1970

Revision history:
17 Jun 2007 converted to EAD (MRC)
6 Jul 2011 additions (PRB)
4 Sep 2015 additions; novels reorganized alphabetically (MRC)
7 Feb 2017 Fox's Teeth added (MRC)
5 Jul 2017 The Criminal Chronicles added (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Bogner, Norman, 1935-
Title: Norman Bogner Papers
Dates: 1959-2015
Quantity: 6.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American novelist, author. Includes writings (drafts, manuscripts, and galleys of novels, plays and screen plays), and memorabilia.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Norman Bogner (1935- ) is an American author, editor and television writer.

Norman Bogner lived in Europe for 14 years. During this period, he worked at the publishing house Jonathan Cape as an editor and then as Editorial Manager. Among the many authors whose works he has edited are John Fowles, Edna O'Brien, Ronald Harwood, Arnold Wesker, C. Day Lewis, and A.W. Lawrence. He also edited Derek Walcott's first volume of poetry, two novels by Claude Simon, and Alan Paton's book of short stories, Debbie Go Home; these three gentlemen eventually won Nobel Prizes for Literature. Bogner's work has appeared in a number of magazines and his reviews have appeared in the Sunday Times and the Times Literary Supplement.

Bogner eventually left publishing for ABC-TV (later Thames-TV) and ran "Armchair Theatre," an anthology drama series comparable to "American Playhouse." He was responsible for over 100 hours of network television, and discovered and commissioned a number of then-unknown writers, including Tom Stoppard, Alan Ayckbourne, Charles Wood, and the late Dennis Potter.

His novel Seventh Avenue (1968) was a best-seller, and sufficiently successful that Bogner was at last able to devote himself to writing full time. His other novels include The Madonna Complex, Making Love, and California Dreamers. His books have sold 22 million copies worldwide, and Seventh Avenue was adapted as a six hour mini-series for NBC. Bogner has also written several plays for both theatre and television.

[Biographical sketch adapted from the author's website, 2007.]


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Norman Bogner Papers consist of writings and memorabilia of the American author, editor and television writer.

Writings include drafts, galleys, and published editions of novels, plays and screenplays.

Memorabilia consists of scrapbooks and clippings.


Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical order by title or topic.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions: The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions: Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Related Material

Published editions of several books have been traferred to Rare Books for cataloging; these are noted in the inventory below. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate these items.


Subject Headings

Persons

Bogner, Norman, 1935-

Subjects

Authors, American.
Motion picture authorship.
Novelists, American.

Genres and Forms

Drafts (documents)
Galley proofs.
Manuscripts for publication.
Scrapbooks.
Scripts (documents)

Occupations

Authors.
Novelists.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Norman Bogner Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Norman Bogner, 1969, 2011, 2015.


Table of Contents

Writings

Memorabilia


Inventory

Writings
Novels
99 Sycamore Place
Published edition 2009
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Arena
Box 1 Original manuscript 1978 (5 folders)
Box 1 Correspondence and publicity 1979
California Dreamers
Box 1 Correspondence, publicity, dustjacket 1981
The Criminal Chronicles
Box 2 Typescript 2015 - signed by Bogner
Box 8 Typescript (3 volumes)
The Deadliest Art
Box 2 1st draft undated (2 folders)
Published edition 2001
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Divorce
Box 2 1st draft 1964-1965 (2 folders)
The Fate of Sandcastles
Box 3 Typescript 2015 - signed by Bogner
The Fox's Teeth
Box 3 Typescript before Sep 2016 - signed by Bogner (4 folders)
Honor Thy Wife
Box 3 Author's draft 2000
Box 4 Author's draft (cont.) 2000
Box 4 Jacket photo 1999
Published edition 1999
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
The Hunting Animal
Published edition 1974
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
In Spells No Longer Bound
Box 4 1st draft 1959
Box 4 Author's copy 1961
Box 4 Jacket photo 1958
The Madonna Complex
Box 4 1st draft 1968
Box 4 Printer's copy with revisions undated
Box 5 Printer's copy with revisions (cont.) undated (2 folders)
Box 5 Galley proof with corrections 1968
Box 5 Galley proof with corrections (cont) 1968
Published edition 1968
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
The Madonna Complex, 2000 revision
Box 5 Notes 1999
Box 5 Author's final draft 1999
Box 6 Author's final draft (cont.) 1999
Box 6 Author's copy with corrections 1999 (2 folders)
Box 6 Corrected proof copy 2000
Making Love
Published copy 1971
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Seventh Avenue (previously published as Divorce)
Published edition, Corgi 1968
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Published edition, Dell 1975
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Spanish Fever
Box 6 1st draft 1961
Box 6 Corrected proof copy 1962
Published edition, Longmans 1963
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Published edition, New American Library 1968
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
To Die In Provence
Box 7 Original manuscript undated (2 folders)
Box 7 Uncorrected bound manuscript 1998
Plays
Box 7 The Waiters 1967
Screenplays
Box 7 Privelege circa 1966
Memorabilia
Box 7 Clippings 1967-1987
Oversize 1 Scrapbooks 1968-1981 (6 volumes)