Robert Cantwell papers, 1908-1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cantwell, Robert, 1908-1978
Title
Robert Cantwell papers
Dates
1908-1978 (bulk)
1866-1987 (inclusive)
Quantity
60.23 linear feet, (49 containers)  :  24 record storage boxes, 4 manuscript boxes, 1 clamshell box, 9 photo boxes, 9 flat boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes
Collection Number
Coll 020
Summary
Robert Cantwell (1908 January 31 – 1978 December 8) was a novelist, biographer, essayist, and editor for several publications including, Time (1935-1936, 1938-1945), Fortune (1937), Newsweek (1949-1954), and Sports Illustrated (1956-1978). The Robert Cantwell papers contain correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, research files, published works, clippings, and photographs.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Cantwell (1908 January 31 – 1978 December 8) was a novelist, biographer, essayist, and editor for several publications including, Time (1935-1936, 1938-1945), Fortune (1937), Newsweek (1949-1954), and Sports Illustrated (1956-1978). Robert Emmett Cantwell was born in Little Falls (now Vader), Washington to Charles James Cantwell and Nina Adelia (Hanson) Cantwell. He married Mary Elizabeth Chambers February 2, 1931 and had three children: Joan McNeice (Mrs. George Stolz, Jr.), Betsy Ann (Mrs. Walter Pusey III), and Mary Elizabeth Emmett (Mrs. Lars-Erik Nelson).

Cantwell attended the University of Washington (1924-1925) and spent four years (1925-1929) working as a veneer clipper man for Harbor Plywood Co. in Hoquiam, Washington. After selling a short story to The American Caravan in 1929, Cantwell moved to New York where he began work on his first novel, Laugh and Lie Down (1931). Upon completion of the novel, Cantwell engaged in freelance writing and published articles for several publications, including The New Republic and The Nation, among others. He published a second proletarian novel, The Land of Plenty, in 1934 and began work, in collaboration with Lincoln Steffens, on a biography of Boston merchant E.A. Filene (which was never completed). Over the next ten years, Cantwell worked on the editorial staffs for Time (1935-1936) and Fortune (1937), ultimately becoming an associate editor for Time, 1938-1945. Throughout the 1930s, Cantwell became acquainted with numerous literary personalities, including John Dos Passos, James, T. Farrell, Ernest Hemingway, Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Crowley, Whittaker Chambers, and Henry Luce.

Over the next three years (1945-1948), Cantwell researched and wrote the biography, Nathaniel Hawthorne: The American Years (1948). From 1949 to 1954, Cantwell worked as the literary editor for Newsweek and then took up freelance writing again until 1956. At this time, Cantwell began an association with Sports Illustrated that lasted the rest of his life. Of the numerous articles composed for Sports Illustrated, three became books: Alexander Wilson: Naturalist and Pioneer (1961), The Real McCoy (1971), and The Hidden Northwest (1972).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Robert Cantwell papers contain incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding Cantwell's personal life and writing endeavors; bound personal journals, notebooks, and daily planners; drafts for several of Cantwell's novel-length works and articles; illustrations and printing ephemera; research files; notes related to general research topics, as well as Cantwell's writings; financial records; newspaper and magazine clippings; maps; collected sheet music; and photographs of Cantwell's immediate and extended family, activities related to his writings, family and work-related travel, and family homes and properties.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Cantwell papers, Coll 020, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1.:  Correspondence, circa 1924-1979Return to Top

The correspondence series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding Cantwell's personal life and writing endeavors. Correspondents include family members, friends, coworkers, and a few noted authors, such as Ernest Hemingway, James T. Farrell, Whittaker Chambers, Erskine Caldwell, and T.S. Matthews, among others.

The correspondence series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-19
1925 December-1948 August
2 1-18
1948 September-1957 May
3 1-18
1957 June-1966 August
4 1-19
1966 September-1977 August
5 1-2
1977 September-1979 March
Box/Folder
5/3-6, 27/1-3
circa 1924-1970s
25/1-3, 27/4
Phone numbers and addresses
circa 1960s-1970s

2.:  Diaries and notebooks, circa 1934-1978Return to Top

The diaries and notebooks series contains primarily bound personal journals and notebooks, including daily planners.

The diaries and notebooks series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/7-17, 27/5
circa 1934-1944
Box Folder
6 1-17
1945-1962
Box/Folder
7/1-14, 27/6
1962-1978
47/1-10, 48/1-10
Daily planners
1970-1978

3.:  Writing and research files, circa 1930s-1979Return to Top

The writing and research files series contains handwritten and typescript drafts for several of Cantwell's novel-length works, article drafts and tearsheets, published works, illustrations and plate making negatives, research files, and notes related to general research topics, as well as Cantwell's writings.

The writing and research files series is arranged in four subseries: 3.1. Monographs, 3.2. Articles, 3.3. Illustrations and printing ephemera, and 3.4. Research files, fragments, and notes.
Container(s) Description Dates
3.1.: Monographs
The monographs subseries contains handwritten and typescript drafts for several of Cantwell's novel-length works, including Laugh and Lie Down, The Land of Plenty, Alexander Wilson: Naturalist and Pioneer, The Real McCoy: The Life and Times of Norman Selby, and The Hidden Northwest, among others. Notes, correspondence, and publishing ephemera regarding individual works are also included in this series.
The monographs subseries is arranged chronologically by work publication date.
circa 1930s-1978
The Merchant of Boston
circa 1930s
Box Folder
7 15-16
Drafts
circa 1930s
7 17
Fragments
circa 1930s
Laugh and Lie Down
1931
Box/Folder
7/18, 8/1-2
Printer's copy
1931
Box Folder
8 3-6
Drafts
circa 1931
8 7
Book jacket
circa 1931
The Land of Plenty
circa 1934
Box Folder
8 8
Book jacket
circa 1934
The Powers of Darkness
circa 1934-1935
Box Folder
8 9
Draft
circa 1934-1935
James B. McNamara autobiography
circa 1939
Box Folder
8 10-11
Partial drafts
circa 1939, 1978
27 7
Fragment
circa 1930s
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The American Years
circa 1940-1950
Box Folder
8 12-13
Notes
circa 1940s
8 14
Correspondence
1945-1950
The Encyclopedia of American Industry
circa 1955
Box Folder
8 15-16
Notes
circa 1955
8 17
Report
circa 1955
Permanent Peace
circa 1958
Box Folder
8 18-22
Drafts
circa 1950s
8 23
Fragments
circa 1950s
Box/Folder
8/24-27, 43/3
Notes
circa 1950s
Box Folder
8 28
Correspondence
1954
Four Novelists: A Projected Study of William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, James T. Farrell, and Erskine Caldwell
circa 1950s-1960s
Box Folder
8 29
Outline and notes
circa 1950
8 30-31
William Faulkner writings
circa 1950s
8 32
William Faulkner notes
circa 1930s-1950s
8 33
William Faulkner research material
circa 1950s
9 1
Ernest Hemingway writings
circa 1961
Box/Folder
9/2, 44/1
Ernest Hemingway notes and research material
circa 1950s
Box Folder
9 3
James T. Farrell correspondence and notes
circa 1930s
9 4
Erskine Caldwell notes
circa 1950s
9 5
Erskine Caldwell correspondence
1950
Alexander Wilson: Naturalist and Pioneer
1961
Box/Folder
9/6-19, 27/8-9, 36/1-2, 37/1-4, 41/28
Notes and research
circa 1950s-1961
9/20-23, 10/1-2
Drafts
circa 1950s-1961
Box Folder
10 3-7
Fragments
circa 1950s-1961
10 8
Correspondence
1957-1972
Box/Folder
10/9, 27/10
Reviews and promotional material
circa 1961-1963
The Steve Gowin Adventure
circa 1963
Box Folder
10 10
Draft
circa 1963
10 11
Notes and research material
circa 1959-1963
10 12
Correspondence
1958-1963
The Real McCoy: The Life and Times of Norman Selby
circa 1970-1972
Box Folder
10 13
"The Real McCoy," Sports Illustrated article tearsheets and drafts
1970
10 14-18
Notes
circa 1970-1971
Box/Folder
10/19, 27/11, 43/4, 44/2
Research material
circa 1970-1972
Box Folder
10 20
Correspondence
1970-1971
10 21
Fragments
circa 1971-1972
The Hidden Northwest
circa 1972
Box/Folder
10/22-25, 11/1-4
Drafts
circa 1972
Box Folder
11 5-13
Fragments
circa 1972
Box/Folder
11/14-19, 12/1-3, 12/5-25, 13/1, 27/12, 40/1-3, 43/5, 49/1
Notes and research
circa 1941-1972
Box Folder
11 20
Research correspondence
1964-1967
Box/Folder
11/21-22, 12/4, 43/6-8
Maps
circa 1960s-1972
Small Boston
circa 1970-1973
Box Folder
13 2-4
Draft
circa 1970-1973
13 5
Fragments
circa 1970-1973
FBI/Privacy
circa 1977-1978
Box Folder
13 6-12
Notes and research material
circa 1977-1978
3.2.: Articles
The articles subseries contains handwritten and typescript drafts and tearsheets for articles published in Sports Illustrated, Time, and Newsweek, among other publications. Some correspondence, research material, and notes regarding individual articles are also included in this series. For general research topics, see subseries 3.5. Research files, fragments, and notes.
The articles subseries is arranged chronologically by work publication date.
1930-1979
Box Folder
13 13
"The New Republic tearsheets"
1930 December 24-1936 September 09
13 14
"No Landmarks," The Symposium
1933 January
13 15
"In the Steel Country"
circa 1935
13 16
"National Supply"
circa 1937-1943
13 17
"Background for War," Time
1939 May 01
27 13
"The Future of Journalism," The New Republic
1939 November 08
13 18
"Engel's Mammoth Clock"
circa 1940s
13 19
"National Affairs/Pursuit of Happiness," Time
circa 1940s
13 20
"The Press and the People," Time
circa 1940s
13 21
"Proposed Study of Peace Aims: Comment," Time
circa 1940s
13 22
"Elizabeth Stoddard"
circa 1940s-1950s
13 23
"The English"
circa 1940s-1950s
13 24
"Incidents in England"
circa 1940s-1950s
13 25
"The Pilgrimage"
circa 1940s-1950s
13 26
"Witches' Hovel," draft script
circa 1940s-1950s
13 27
"Our Old Home: Hawthorne on Reunion with England"
circa 1940-1959
13 28
"The American War"
circa 1940
13 29
"The U.S. and the World," Time
1940 August 30
13 30
"The Heart of the Problem," Time
circa 1941
13 31
"Luce, Clare Booth," speech draft
1942 October
13 32
"Books: Hawthorne's Measure," The Progressive
1949 June
13 33
"Conan Doyle Illustrated"
circa 1950s
13 34
"The Death of Meriwether Lewis"
circa 1950s
13 35
"Finnegan's Wake"
circa 1950s
13 36
"The Highwayman" draft script
circa 1950s
13 37
"The James Brothers"
circa 1950s
13 38
"The Literary Career of William Falkner"
circa 1950s
13 39
"Logging the Northwest"
circa 1950s
14 1-3
Newsweek book reviews
circa 1950s
14 4
"Nothing About Max Eastman"
circa 1950s
14 5
"One More Shopping Day"
circa 1950s
14 6
"Pirates' Grandchildren"
circa 1950s
14 7
"Pt. Isabel"
circa 1950s
14 8
"The Sleeping Santa Claus"
circa 1950s
14 9
Army Life in a Black Regiment book review
circa 1950s-1960s
14 10
"False River"
circa 1950s-1960s
14 11
"Slocum, Joshua"
circa 1950s-1960s
14 12
"Mark Catesby"
circa 1950s-1960
14 13
"The First American Naturalist"
circa 1950s-1960
14 14
"Mark Catesby of Virginia"
circa 1950s-1960
14 15
"Mark Catesby and the American Spring"
circa 1950s-1960
14 16
"Introductions to other works"
circa 1950s-1970s
14 17
"James Jones"
circa 1950-1953
Box/Folder
38/1-5, 39/2-5
"Books," Newsweek
1950 January 02-1954 January 25
Box Folder
14 18
"The New Orthodoxy and the Decline of the Book Business," American Mercury
1951 October
14 19
Falkner, William C. The White Rose of Memphis, with introduction by Robert Cantwell, manuscript
circa 1953
14 20
The White Rose of Memphis book review, The Journal of Mississippi History
1953 October
14 21
Falkner, William C. The White Rose of Memphis, with introduction by Robert Cantwell, clippings
1953
14 22
"Le colonel Falkner-Sartoris," Les Lettres Nouvelles
1953 December
14 23
"Two New Magazines"
circa 1954
14 24
"Books," Newsweek, column tearsheets
1954 February 08-1954 April 19
14 25
Book reviews
1954-1956
14 26
"The Faust of the City Center" draft script
circa 1955
14 27
"Golf Pro's Pro"
1955 December 14
14 28-29
"Events and Discoveries," Sports Illustrated
1955-1965
14 30
"First Artist of the Winged World," Sports Illustrated
1956 December 24
14 31
"The Literature of the Century"
circa 1957
14 32
"The Art of Angling: A Deepening Mystery"
1957
14 33
"Brandywine Creek"
circa 1957
14 34
"Brandywine Creek: The World's Greatest Industrial Museum"
circa 1957
14 35
"The Education of Detroit"
circa 1958
14 36
"Factories in the Forest"
circa 1958
14 37
"The Man Who Planned His Own Murder"
circa 1958
14 38
"Environment and the Well-Adjusted Child"
1958
14 39
"Sweating it Out in the Chess Bowl"
1958 January 13
27 14
"Faulkner's 'Popeye,'" The Nation, photocopy
1958 February 15
14 40
"Wilson as Journalist," The Nation
1958 February 22
41 1
"America's First 'Boom' Town," The Saturday Evening Post
1958 April 26
14 41
"The Oregon Trail"
1958 July 17
14 42
"Wonderful World of Sport," Sports Illustrated
1958-1959
14 43
"The Mysterious Death of the Wicked Lord Lyttleton"
circa 1959
14 44
"Arabian Racehorses"
circa 1959-1967
14 45-48
"Scorecard," Sports Illustrated
1959-1970
14 40
"America's Unknown History," The Nation
1959 April 25
Box/Folder
14/49, 15/1
"Bank Robbers and Other Chess Players," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s
Box Folder
14 50
"Birds and Musicians," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s
14 51
"Edmund Wilson and Dorothy Perkins: The Critic as a Journalist"
circa 1960s
14 52
"The Music of Baseball"
circa 1960s
14 53
"The Place Names of Jazz"
circa 1960s
14 54
"Umpires and the Strike Zone," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s
15 2
"British Travelers," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s
15 3
"Dominican Baseball"
circa 1960s
15 4-5
"Bobby Fischer," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s
15 6
"Chess: The Master of New Orleans"
circa 1960s
15 6
"The Mystery of Morphy"
circa 1960s
15 6
"Paul Morphy in New York"
circa 1960s
15 6
"Chess: The Weight of the Past"
circa 1960s
15 36
"The Happiest Player in the World"
circa 1960s
15 7-8
"Killers of the Quiet Game," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s
15 9
"Umpires," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s
15 10
"Unwritten History"
circa 1960s
15 11
"Women are Natural Chess Players"
circa 1960s
Box/Folder
15/12-15, 41/4-5
"Booktalk," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s-1970s
Box Folder
15 16
"Bobby Jones in Hollywood," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s-1970s
15 17
"The Man Who Hated Audubon," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s-1970s
15 18
"Mocking Birds and Other Plagarists," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s-1970s
15 19
"The Mystery of Whispering Downs," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s-1970s
15 20
"The Snootiest Club in the World," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s-1970s
15 21-25
"Yesterday," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s-1970s
15 26
"Bird Songs," Sports Illustrated
circa 1960s-1971
15 27
"The Adventure of the Aspiring Athlete"
circa 1960s-1973
15 28
Publisher's letters and memos, Sports Illustrated
1960-1969
15 29
"The Poet, the Bums, and the Legendary Red Men," Sports Illustrated
1960 February 15
14 39
"A New Moscow Revolution"
1960 April 18
15 30
"Armed Forces and Chess," Sports Illustrated
1960 May 30
14 39
"A Nod for a Title"
1960 May 30
15 31
"A Legend Comes to Life: Mark Catesby," Sports Illustrated
1960 October 31
15 32
"Hemingway's Women"
circa 1961
15 33
"The Genius from Brooklyn," Sports Illustrated
1961
15 35
"Roger Johnson's Horseless Carriage"
1961 January 23
15 36
"Queen of Knights and Pawns," Sports Illustrated
1961 August 07
15 37
"The Melodrama of the Horsefly River," Sports Illustrated
1961 October 23
15 34
"Philosopher, Horseplayer, Teacher, Saint," Sports Illustrated
1961 November 20
15 34
"The Philosopher who Studied the Horses and the Odds"
1961
15 38
"Ah, Wilderness! Ah, Multiple Use!" Sports Illustrated
circa 1962
15 39
"Baseball Books: A Sneering Laugh with the Bases Loaded"
circa 1962
15 40
"Dogs' Names: Show Dogs' Names Shouldn't Happen to a Dog," Sports Illustrated
circa 1962
15 41
"Bad Day at Black Canyon"
1962-1963
15 42
"The Cruise of the Keewatin"
circa 1962-1966
15 43
"Last Heroes of Touring"
1962-1976
15 44
"Grey Owl: Mysterious Genius of Nature Lore"
circa 1963
15 45
"High Road to a Wild Paradise"
circa 1963
15 46
"Leo: Under the Sunset Gun"
1963
16 1
"Exotic Animals," Sports Illustrated
1963 April 22
16 2
"Bears and Other Commuters," Sports Illustrated
1963 August 12
16 3
"Horses"
circa 1964-1966
16 4
"New York Forests: The Wilderness Beyond the Suburbs," Sports Illustrated
circa 1964
16 5
"Henry Aaron," Sports Illustrated
1964 July 06
16 6
"Ann Arbor"
1965
16 7
"First Ascent of a Ghostly Park," Sports Illustrated
1965
16 8
"Silver Anniversary," Sports Illustrated
1965 December 20
16 9
"Dominoes," Sports Illustrated
circa 1965-1967
16 10
"Weather"
circa 1965-1967
16 11
"The Wretched Mess News," Sports Illustrated
circa 1965-1970
16 12
"Never to be the Same," Sports Illustrated
1966
16 13-15
"Riding Down a Dying River," Sports Illustrated
circa 1966
16 16
"Conning and Killing Cunning Coyotes"
1966
16 3
"Brett Hanover v. All," Sports Illustrated
1966 June 13
14 39
"In Chess Piatigorsky is Tops"
1966 September 05
16 17
"Sports Movies"
circa 1967-1969
16 18
"Grand Canyon," Sports Illustrated
circa 1967-1970
16 19
"Ohio State: Say it isn't so, Woody"
1967 September 11
16 20
"The Paradox of Water: Adequate Supplies Don't Cure Shortages"
circa 1968
16 21
"Springs, Stream-flow, and History"
circa 1968
16 22
"The Ultimate Confrontation"
1969-1970
16 23
"Sport was Box Office Poison"
1969 September 15
16 24
"The Baseball Poetry of Kenneth Koch: Spring Training in Poetry," Sports Illustrated
circa 1970s
16 25
"Cecil Smith and Polo," Sports Illustrated
circa 1970s
16 26
"Christy Mathewson, Dramatist," Sports Illustrated
circa 1970s
16 27
"Tom Sawyer: The First Hundred Years"
circa 1970
16 28
"Hawthorne and Delia Bacon"
1970-1971
16 29
"Winslow Homer Illustrated," Sports Illustrated
circa 1970-1972
16 12
"Footloose," Sports Illustrated
1970 June 08
16 30
"Bobby Fischer"
circa 1971
16 31
"Gilbert, Bil. 'Girls Track'"
circa 1971
16 32
"Gilbert, Bil. 'Senior Season'"
circa 1971
16 12
"In the Mood--For Baseball," Sports Illustrated
1971 June 07
16 33
"Chess Champion," Sports Illustrated
1971 November 08
16 34
"Football Column: Lehigh-Lafayette," Sports Illustrated
circa 1972
16 35
"Chess Match," Sports Illustrated
1972 February
16 36
"Corll and Henley Case"
circa 1973
16 37
"Fort Riley," Sports Illustrated
circa 1973
16 38
"Run, Rabbit, Run," Sports Illustrated
circa 1973
16 39
"Zola Goes to the Races," Sports Illustrated
circa 1973
16 40
"America is Formed for Happiness," Sports Illustrated
1973-1976
16 12
"The Shattered Face of Belfast Sport," Sports Illustrated
1973 November 12
16 12
"Bright Threads in His Tapestry," Sports Illustrated
1973 December 17
Box/Folder
16/41, 27/15
Lincoln Steffens, a Biography book review
circa 1974
Box Folder
16 12
"A Plague of Starlings," Sports Illustrated
circa 1974
16 42-43
"Dictionary of Popular Culture"
1974-1975
16 12
"Memo from Moscow: Don't Get Byrned," Sports Illustrated
1974 January 28
16 12
"Waltzing Matilda," Sports Illustrated
1974 December 09
16 45
"Conservation Column: Redfish," Sports Illustrated
circa 1975
16 44
"Conservation Column: Mica Creek," Sports Illustrated
circa 1975
16 46
"Oregon Bicycle Paths: All Roads Lead to Roam," Sports Illustrated
circa 1975
16 47
"Remington: He Went to See the West Die," Sports Illustrated
circa 1975
16 48
"Will Rogers," Sports Illustrated
circa 1975
41 2
"Fishing Column (Redfish)"
1975 October 11
41 3
"Mica Creek"
1975 December 08
16 12
"The Time Warp to New Worlds," Sports Illustrated
1975 December 15
Box/Folder
17/1, 41/7
"Abandoned Railways," Sports Illustrated
circa 1976
17/2, 41/8
"Abercrombie and Fitch," Sports Illustrated
circa 1976
Box Folder
17 3
"Animals: Llamas in Oregon," Sports Illustrated
circa 1976
41 9
"Atlantic City," Sports Illustrated
1976
Box/Folder
17/4, 41/10
"Broadway Baseball," Sports Illustrated
circa 1976
Box Folder
17 6
"Porter, Cole: 'All Hail Our Conquering Musicians'"
circa 1976
17 7
"Sidebar to Broadway Baseball," Sports Illustrated
circa 1976
Box/Folder
17/8, 41/15
"Son of Broadway (Baseball)," Sports Illustrated
circa 1976-1977
Box Folder
16 12
"When They Build Without a Blueprint," Sports Illustrated
1976 February 23
16 12
"Sing a Song for Alma Mater," Sports Illustrated
1976 September 06
Box/Folder
17/5, 41/6
"Muzzle Loaders," Sports Illustrated
1976 November 26
Box Folder
17 9
"Burros and Other Natural Wonders," Sports Illustrated
1977
43 9
"Win, Place and Glow," Sports Illustrated, partial proof
1977
17 10
"Defoliation of the West," Sports Illustrated
circa 1977
16 12
"Shopwalk," Sports Illustrated
1977 February 28
41 11
"Coin Machines," Sports Illustrated
1977 June 19
41 12
"Psychic Bettor," Sports Illustrated
1977 June 25
16 12
"The Fun Machines," Sports Illustrated
1977 July 04
16 12
"The Burglary was for the Birds," Sports Illustrated
1977 July 11
16 12
"Hide-and-seek in New Mexico," Sports Illustrated
1977 August 01
41 13
"Arabians," Sports Illustrated
1977 August 08
41 14
"Forest Fires," Sports Illustrated
1977 August 26
17 11
"Canada Geese," Sports Illustrated
circa 1978
17 12
"The Death of a Straight Man"
circa 1978
16 12
"Bird Thou Never Wert," Sports Illustrated
1978 February 13
40 4
"Prairie Dogs"
1978 June 05
15 34
"Milepost"
1978 June 22
17 13
"Emerson Stringham: The Man Who Hated Audubon"
1978 July 07
16 12
"The Great Dublin Robbery," Sports Illustrated
1979 March 19
Box/Folder
17/14-16, 36/3-4, 39/1, 42/1-2, 43/10-11
3.3.: Illustrations and printing ephemera
The illustrations and printing ephemera subseries contains plate making negatives and illustrations for some of Cantwell's articles and monograph works. Titles of note include The Hidden Northwest and Permanent Peace.
Materials in the illustrations and printing ephemera subseries are arranged chronologically.
circa 1940s-1972
3.4.: Research files, fragments, and notes
The research files, fragments, and notes subseries contains notes, published works, and correspondence related to general research topics, as well as Cantwell's writings. Other notes and writing fragments are also included in this series.
The research files, fragments, and notes subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Subseries includes sound recordings or moving images to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.
circa 1937-1978
Box Folder
17 17
Aaron, Henry
circa 1964
Box/Folder
17/18-20, 27/16
"Abandoned Railways"
circa 1970-1976
Box Folder
17 21
"Abercrombie and Fitch"
circa 1976
27 17
Adams, Frank Ramsey
circa 1960s-1972
17 22
"Apache Campgrounds," interview with Nelson Lupe
1968 July 21
17 23
"Atlantic City"
circa 1976-1977
17 24
"Bank Robbers and Other Chess Players"
circa 1960s
Box/Folder
17/25, 27/19
"Baseball and Broadway"
circa 1960s-1976
Box Folder
27 20
"Baseball and Television"
circa 1970s
17 26-28
"Baseball Books"
circa 1960-1962
Box/Folder
17/29-34, 49/7
Baseball music
circa 1960s
Box Folder
17 35
Bicentennial
circa 1975-1976
18 1-2
Bikeways and bicycling
circa 1973-1975
18 3
Billings, John. "Recollections of Time and Life"
1966
Box/Folder
18/4, 49/5
Birds
circa 1960s-1971
Box Folder
49 2
"Bird Songs"
circa 1960s
27 21
"Black Canyon"
1963
18 5
Book collecting
circa 1950s
18 6
Brandywine Creek Museum
circa 1957
Box/Folder
18/7, 40/5
"British Travelers"
circa 1960s
Box Folder
18 8-11
Brooks Range, Alaska
circa 1960s
Box/Folder
18/12-16, 27/22
"Burros and Other Natural Wonders"
circa 1961-1977
Box Folder
18 17
"Canada, Columbia, Mica Dam"
circa 1960s-1976
Box/Folder
18/18-21, 27/23
"Canoe River, British Columbia"
circa 1960s-1970s
Box Folder
18 22
"Car Buyers"
1976
18 23
Cartwright, Alexander
circa 1960s
18 24-25
"Cascades"
circa 1950s-1975
18 26-27
Catesby, Mark
circa 1956-1960
19 1
"Chamdulier Island"
circa 1960s-1970s
Box/Folder
19/2-5, 28/1-2
Chess
circa 1955-1960s
19/6-8, 28/3-4, 41/16
"Chess Criminals"
circa 1950s-1970s
Box Folder
19 9
"Chess and women"
circa 1960s
19 10
"Colorado"
circa 1965-1968
19 11
"Corll and Henley Case"
circa 1973-1974
19 12
"Coin Machines"
circa 1977
Box/Folder
19/13, 28/5
"Curtis, Edward S."
circa 1975
Box Folder
19 14
"Curwood, James Oliver"
circa 1976
19 15
"Defunct Records/Wrong Guesses"
circa 1960s-1970s
19 16-17
Detroit
circa 1957-1958
19 18
"Disposition of Books Received"
1952-1953
19 19
"Dogs' Names"
1961
19 20-21
"Dominican Baseball"
circa 1960s
19 22
"Dominoes"
circa 1965-1967
19 23-24
"Doyle, Arthur Conan"
circa 1960s
28 6
"Durocher, Leo"
circa 1963
27 18
Early America
circa 1973-1976
19 25
"El Triunfo (birds)"
1977-1978
19 26-28
Falkner, William C.
circa 1950s
Box/Folder
19/29-31, 20/1-5, 28/7-10
Fischer, Bobby
circa 1960s-1978
20/6-7, 28/11
"Forest Fires"
circa 1977
Box Folder
20 8-10
"Fort Riley"
circa 1972-1973
20 11
"Forthcoming Books"
1953
20 12
Francis, Dick
circa 1956-1960s
20 13
"Futures"
circa 1975
20 14
"Gamblers"
1965-1976
Box/Folder
20/15-22, 49/3-4
General research notes and writing fragments
circa 1937-1970s
Box Folder
20 23
Goss, Winfield Scott
circa 1958
Box/Folder
20/24-25, 21/1
"Grand Canyon"
circa 1967-1970
Box Folder
21 2
"Grey Owl: Mysterious Genius of Nature Lore"
circa 1963
Box/Folder
21/3-5, 28/12
Greyhound racing
circa 1952-1973
21/6, 28/13
"Hammond, Albert L."
circa 1961
Box Folder
21 7
"Hawthorne on Reunion with England"
circa 1940s-1950s
21 8
"Held, John Jr."
circa 1972
Box/Folder
21/9, 28/14
"Hemingway's Women"
circa 1950
Box Folder
21 10
"Hideouts"
circa 1961-1971
21 11-12
"Homer, Winslow"
circa 1970-1972
21 13-15
"Horican Marsh, Wisconsin: Canadian Geese"
circa 1977-1978
28 15
"Horses"
circa 1964-1966
Box/Folder
21/16, 49/6
"Hoschna, Karl"
circa 1960s-1970s
Box Folder
21 17
"How-to-Do-It books"
circa 1962
21 18
"Hunter, Alberta"
circa 1978
21 19
"Jarvis"
circa 1970
21 20-22
"Roger Johnson's Horseless Carriage"
circa 1960-1962
21 23
"Kites"
1976 February 27
21 24-25
Lewis, Meriwether
circa 1950s
21 26
"The Literature of the Century"
circa 1957
Box/Folder
21/27, 46
"Llamas in Oregon"
circa 1976
21/28, 28/16
"Logging with helicopters"
1959-1965
Box Folder
21 29
"London Notes/Bobby Jones Notes"
1967
Box/Folder
21/30, 28/17
"Los Angeles Research Notes"
circa 1960s
Box Folder
21 31
Mathewson, Christy, Dramatist
circa 1970s
Box/Folder
21/32, 22/1-5
"Mica Creek"
circa 1972-1975
Box Folder
22 6
"Moore, Marion"
circa 1951-1965
22 7
Morphy, Paul
circa 1950s
22 8-9
Music
circa 1960-1965
Box/Folder
22/10-11, 28/18, 40/6
"New York state forests"
circa 1960-1967
Box Folder
22 12-14
"Ohio State"
circa 1960s
Box/Folder
22/15-17, 28/19
"Oregon Bicycle Paths"
1966-1977
Box Folder
22 18
Oregon and Washington
circa 1960s
22 19
"Oysters"
circa 1960s-1970s
22 20
Pacific Crest Trail
circa 1961-1963
22 21
"Phosphorus"
circa 1971
22 22
"Photography"
circa 1976
22 23
"Powell, Anthony"
1961
22 24
Powell, Paul
circa 1970
Box/Folder
22/25-27, 41/17
"Proust, Marcel"
circa 1960s-1970s
22/28, 23/1-17, 28/20
"Proust and the movies and sports"
circa 1960s
Box Folder
23 18-19
"Psychic Bettor"
1973-1977
23 20
"Rainier Northwest"
1965
23 21
"Redfish"
circa 1975
23 22
"Remington, Frederic"
circa 1975
23 23
"Road Maps"
circa 1962-1964
Box/Folder
23/24, 28/21
"Rogers, Will"
circa 1975
Box Folder
23 25
"Roller Skating"
1978
23 26
"Samenow, Stanton E."
1977-1978
28 22
Seton, Ernest Thompson
circa 1965
23 27-28
"Smith, Cecil and Polo"
circa 1970s
23 29
"Snow"
circa 1961-1966
23 30
"Sources"
circa 1950s-1970s
Box/Folder
23/31-34, 24/1-2
"Sports movies"
circa 1967-1969
Box Folder
24 3-4
"Stoddard, Elizabeth"
circa 1940s-1950s
24 5-8
"Stringham, Emerson"
circa 1970s
24 9
Tahoma, Quincy
circa 1956-1958
24 10
Time magazine writing fragments
circa 1940s
24 11
"Umpires"
circa 1960s
24 12
"Water"
circa 1968
24 13
"Wholey, Robert Jr., jockey"
circa 1970-1975
24 14
"The Wretched Mess News"
circa 1964-1970
24 15
Writing fragments
circa 1940s-1960s
24 16
"Yesterdays" column research material
circa 1960s
24 17
"Zola, Emily"
circa 1973

4.:  Personal material, 1866-1987Return to Top

The personal material series contains financial records, newspaper and magazine clippings, maps, works written by other authors, sheet music, and photographs.

The personal material series is arranged in four subseries: 4.1. Financial files, 4.2. Biographical material, 4.3. Collected publications and clippings, and 4.4. Sheet music and collected ephemera.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
24/18-21, 28/23-24
4.1.: Financial files
The financial files subseries contains royalty statements, contracts, expense accounts, income reports, and documentation related to State Tax Commission v. Robert E. Cantwell.
Materials in the financial files subseries are arranged chronologically.
1932-1967
24/22-23, 28/25-26, 45
4.2.: Biographical material
The biographical material subseries contains autobiographical information, personal activity documents, obituaries, genealogical research conducted by daughter Betsy Ann Cantwell, and collected family ephemera and writings. A three album set of "Songs of the Whiffenpoofs, Yale, 1945-1946" is also included in this subseries.
Materials in the biographical material subseries are arranged chronologically.
Subseries includes sound recordings or moving images to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.
1866-1987; 1918-1978
24/34-36, 25/4-12, 26/1-5, 28/27-28, 40/7, 43/12-16, 44/3-5
4.3.: Collected publications and clippings
The collected publications and clippings subseries contains newspaper and magazine clippings, various maps, and works written by other authors.
Materials in the collected publications and clippings subseries are arranged chronologically.
1932-1979
4.4.: Sheet music and collected ephemera
The sheet music and collected ephemera series contains photocopies of sports-related sheet music (circa 1860s-1890s), collected published and unpublished piano music, and a theater playbill for "After Dark or Neither Maid, Wife, nor Widow."
The sheet music and collected ephemera series is arranged chronologically per original publication date.
circa 1898-1960s
Box Folder
42 3
Bodell (Mrs.). "Home Run Polka." Philadelphia: Marsh and Bubna, 1867 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
37 5
MAX. "The Bat and the Ball Song." Boston: Oliver Ditson and Co., 1867 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
42 4
Starkweather, L.B. "Catch it on the Fly." Chicago: Lyon and Healy, 1868 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
37 6
Austin, Mrs. Hettie Shirley. "Red Stocking Schottisch," 1869 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
37 7
Mullen, M. "The Baseball Song." New York: Willis Woodward and Co., 1888 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
37 8
Kelly, J.W. "Slide, Kelly, Slide!" 1889 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
37 9
Mascotte, James. "Steal! Slide! Anway!" New York: N. Weinstein, 1889 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
40 8
Cogswell, Hamlin E. "The National League March." Cincinnati: The John Church Company, 1894 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
37 10
Heed, J.C. "'The American League' March," 1894 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
40 9
Holliday, Victor. "Lawn Tennis Polka." London National Music Co., 1894 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
42 5
Stults, R.M. "'Our Orioles' March." Baltimore, MD: Sanders and Stayman, 1894 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
42 6
Joplin, Scott. "The Crush Collision March," 1896 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
40 10
Simpson, Roy B. "National League Two Step." Ft. Worth, TX: Roy B. Simpson and Co., 1896 (reproduction)
circa 1960s
Box/Folder
41/29, 42/7
Baseball and sports sheet music title pages (copy prints)
circa 1960s
37/11-12, 40/11, 41/18-24, 43/1-2
Collected sheet music, published
circa 1898-1960s
Box Folder
41 25
Collected sheet music, unpublished
circa 1920s-1950s
41 26-27
Collected sheet music fragments
circa 1920s-1950s
40 12
"After Dark or Neither Maid, Wife, nor Widow" theater playbill, Mr. C. Morley's Old Rialto Theatre, Hoboken, New Jersey
circa 1928-1930

5.:  Photographs, circa 1890s-1970sReturn to Top

The photographs series contains prints, negatives, and slides depicting Robert Cantwell's immediate and extended family, as well as activities related to his writings, family and work-related travel, and family homes and properties.

The photographs series is arranged in two subseries: 5.1. Family, and 5.2. Business, buildings, landscapes, and travel.
Container(s) Description Dates
5.1.: Family
The family subseries contains photographic prints and negatives of Robert Cantwell's immediate and extended family. Depicted family members include: Robert Cantwell, his first wife Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Chambers Cantwell, and their children Joan McNeice Cantwell, Betsy Ann Cantwell, and Mary Elizabeth Emmet Cantwell (also called "Gooden" or "Goodie") and their families. Photographs of father Charles James Cantwell, mother Nina Adelia (Hanson) Cantwell, brother Jim Cantwell and his family, sister Dorothy Cantwell and her family, and brother Harry Cantwell and his family are also present.
Photographs in the family subseries are arranged by photographic process (prints and negatives) and size.
circa 1890s-1970s
Box/Folder
29/1-77, 30/1-31, 32/1-30, 33/1, 36/5-11, 37/13-18
Prints
circa 1890s-1970s
Box Folder
35 9-59
Negatives
circa 1936-1970s
5.2.: Business, buildings, landscapes, and travel
The business, buildings, landscapes, and travel subseries contains photographic prints, negatives, and slides depicting Robert Cantwell's activities related to his writings, family and work-related travel, as well as family homes and properties.
Photographs in the business, buildings, landscapes, and travel subseries are arranged by photographic process (prints, negatives, and slides) and size.
circa 1918-1970s
Box/Folder
29/78-131, 31/1-28, 32/31-48, 36/12-19, 37/19-27
Prints
circa 1918-1970s
34/1-43, 35/60
Negatives
circa 1939-1971
Box Folder
35 1-8
Slides
circa 1960-1973

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Sports journalism--Authorship