Jack Cady Papers, 1932-2004  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jack Cady
Title
Jack Cady Papers
Dates
1932-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
20 boxes, 8.5 lin.ft.
Collection Number
OPVARCH6_6 (collection)
Summary
Papers of writer and professor Jack Cady (1932-2004). It includes his works and materials associated with them, as well as personal documents.
Repository
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
98447
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
archives@plu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is available for research with the exception of two folders marked confidential until 2014.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment of the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jack Andrew Cady was born on March 20, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio. As the author biographies in his books often tell, he worked at many jobs including logging, truck driving, and the Coast Guard. Many of these jobs feature prominently in his novels. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisville in 1961. He published stories in a few journals and anthologies and he published many more short stories and two collections before publishing his first novel, The Well, in 1981.

During this time he taught at Knox College in Illinois, Clarion College in Pennsylvania, and the University of Alaska before starting his career at Pacific Lutheran University. He worked there for 13 years until his retirement. He taught writing and literature classes and continued to write prolifically, publishing a total of nine novels and nearly uncountable short stories and essays. He won numerous awards and honors, including the Nebula and World Fantasy awards and a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

He made Port Townsend, WA his home and lived and worked there. He married writer Carol Orlock in 1977. He died of cancer in 2004 at age 71.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes: Material related to Cady's life, such as birth and school records, correspondence with other writers and literary agents. The Woolman School of American Letters, Port Townsend, WA. His published novels with research papers, manuscripts, correspondence and reviews. Also novels he and his wife, Carol Orlock, published together under the name Pat Franklin. Short stories included in anthologies. Short stories published in journals. Unpublished manuscripts and awards won.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from the Jack Cady Collection must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], The Jack Cady Papers, OPVELCA4_6 Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Personal papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1
Childhood and family history
Birth announcement. Foot print. My Baby Book. 1932 Confirmation. Highland Junior High School grades. 1947. Letter to his daughter Ellen about family history
1932-2004
1/2
High school to Adulthood.
High school yearbook 1951. Transcript from University of Louisville. 1967. Curriculum vitae. Notes of memory of dog Molly.
1951-1994
1.3
Senior essay written for his Bachelor of Science Degree at University of Louisville. Kentucky.
The Theoretical and Historical Origins of the Totalitarian State with an Examination of the Reasons for its Transitional Nature and Conclusions of Changes Due to Come in the State of the USSR
1967
1.4
VHS: "The Writer's Spirit and "About Books"
1.5
Grading records (Confidential until 2014)
1.6
Cady’s weekly column for Port Angeles Daily News
1977-1980
1.7
Newspaper articles about Jack Cady
1932-2004
1.8
Interview with Jack Cady. Talebones: a Magazine of Science Fiction
1993
1.9
Remembrances
"Remembering Jack Cady" published in Scorpius Digital Publishing. "Jack Cady RIP" Published in Author Spotlight. "Jack Cady" Published in Night Shade Books.
2004-2006

Series 2:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.10
Correspondence A-E
Harriet Arnow. Margaret Atwood. Peter Beagle. Stephen Becker. James Crumley. Audrey Eyler.
undated
1.11
Correspondence. H-M
James B. Hall. Ernest Hekkaken. Tad Henderson. Jim Heynen. Jack Hicks. David W. Hill. James Jones. Tom Miller Juvik. Larry Karp. Ursula K. Le Guin. Mary McCarthy. Elizabeth Monk.Terry Parkhurst.
undated
2.1
Correspondence. Tom Piccinilli
1990-1994
2.2
Correspondence. Tom Piccinilli
1994-2003
2.3
Correspondence. R
Bill Ransom. Marjorie Rommel. William Pitt Root.
2.4
Correspondence. S-Misc.
Jessica Amand Salmonson. Patsy Sims. Del Stone. Jr.. Peter Straub. Pamela Uschuk. Paul Wiebe Sloan Wilson. Earl Rovit. Meridel Le Sueur. Misc. names and dates
undated
2.5
Correspondence from Jack Cady to bookstore owners and literary agents.
undated
2.6
Literary correspondence
Queries,submission letters and responses. Correspondence with editors. Letters from reviewers to whom Cady wrote about reviews.
2.7
Correspondence with Curtis Brown Limited,literary agent.
1982-2002
2.8
Payments and royalties
This file is confidential until 2014.
2.9
Fan and student letters
undated
2.10
Awards and certificates
1993-1995

Series 3 :   Woolman School of American Letters, Inc. Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3.1
Copyright registration
1973-1976
3.2
"A Nice Average Seattle Day" published in Port Townsend Journal
1973
3.2
"The Falcon and the Dragon" published in Port Townsend Journal
1973
3.3
Port Townsend Journal
1973-1974
3.4
Port Townsend Journal
1975-1976

Series 4:  Novels by Jack CadyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
The Well
1980
Box/Folder
3.5
Contract
3.6
Hardback
3.7
Paperback copy. reviews and correspondence
The Jonah Watch: a true-life ghost story in the form of a novel
1981
Box/Folder
4.1
Research, correspondence, contract
4.2
Hardback copy
4.3
Paperback copy and reviews
Singleton
1981
Box/Folder
4.4
Early draft A. part 1
4.5
Early draft A. part 2
4.6
Early draft A. part 3
4.7
Early draft B. part 1
4.8
Early draft B. part 2
4.9
Early draft B. part 3
4.10
Contract, advance proof
4.11
Hardback
4.12
Hardback
4.13
Reviews
McDowell's Ghost: A tale of the border South
1982
Box/Folder
4.14
Correspondence, contract
4.15
Hardback
4.16
Hardback
4.17
Reviews
The Man Who Could Make Things Vanish
1983
Box/Folder
4.18
Correspondence, contract, uncorrected proof.
4.19
Hardback
4.20
Extra copies, reviews, stage adaptation.
Dark Dreaming writing as Pat Franklin
1991
Box/Folder
5.1
Correspondence, contract, paperback
5.2
Norwegian translation
Inagehi
1994
Box/Folder
5.3
Correspondence, contract, excerpts
5.4
Paperback
5.5
Reviews
5.6
Italian translation
Embrace of the Wolf written as Pat Franklin
1993
Box/Folder
5.7
Correspondence, contract, paperback
Street
1995
Box/Folder
5.8
Correspondence, contract.
5.9
Uncorrected proofs
5.10
Hardback
5.11
Extra covers, reviews
The Off-Season:A Victorian sequel
1995
Box/Folder
5.12
Correspondence
5.13
Contract
5.14
Uncorrected proof
5.15
Hardback copy (2)
5.16
Paperback (2)
5.17
Reviews
The Haunting of Hood Canal
2001
Box/Folder
5.18
Research, correspondence. contract
5.19
Manuscript
5.20
Manuscript
5.21
Corrected proof
5.22
Hardback copy (2)
5.23
Reviews
Ghostland: Three Novellas
Box/Folder
6.1
Manuscript. contract
2002

Series 5:  Collections containing stories by Jack CadyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
The Burning and Other Stories
1972
Box/Folder
6.2
Copyright
6.3
Repeat of 3 of the stories in Czechoslovakian. Hardback
1971
Tattoo: And Other Stories
1978
Box/Folder
6.4
Contract and paperback
6.5
Reviews and publicity
Sons of Noah: And Other Stories
1992
Box/Folder
6.6
Correspondence, contract, samples, paperback (2), reviews.
The Night we Buried Road Dog
1998
Box/Folder
6.7
Correspondence
6.8
Uncorrected proof
7.1
Corrected proof
7.2
Hardback
7.3
Reviews
Ghosts of Yesterday: stories
2003
Box/Folder
7.4
Drafts
7.5
Correspondence with editor
7.6
Catalog copy
7.7
Proof
8.1
Paperback
8.2
Reviews

Series 6:  Non-fiction written by Jack CadyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
The American Writer
1999
Box/Folder
8.3
Research material
8.4
Research material
8.5
Research material
8.6
Research material
8.7
Correspondence
8.8
Catalog copies
8.9
Permissions
8.10
Permissions
9.1
Manuscript
9.2
Hardback
9.3
Paperback
9.4
Reviews
Box/Folder
9.5
Dear Friends. A Letter to the IRS
1976
9.6
Miss Molly's Manners
2003

Series 7:  Anthologies containing stories by Jack Cady Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10.1
The Best American Short Stories.The Burning
1966
10.2
The Best American Short Stories. Play Like I’m Sheriff
1969
10.3
The Best American Short Stories. With No Breeze
1970
10.4
The Best American Short Stories. I Take Care of Things
1971
11.1
The American Literacy Anthology. The Shark
1970
11.2
Western Ghosts: The American Ghosts Series. Resurrection
1990
11.3
Prime Evil. Masters of Horror. “By Reason of Darkness
1988
11.4
Prime Evil
1988
12.1
Norwegian and Dutch translations. Reviews.
1988
12.2
Great American Ghost Stories. Ride the Thunder
1991
12.3
Final Shadows: The Concluding Volume in the World Fantasy Award-Winning Anthology Series. “A Sailor’s Pay”
1991
13.1
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: 6th Annual Collection. “Tinker”
1993
13.2
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: 11th Edition. “The Night We Buried Road Dog”
1993
13.3
Sea-Cursed: Thirty Terrifying Tales of the Deep. “A Sailor’s Pay.” File includes correspondence about a Spanish Translation
1994
14.1
Road Dog Nebula Awards 29
1993
14.2
Connecting: Twenty Prominent Authors Write About the Relationships that Shape Our Lives.“Welcome Sweet Springtime.” File includes correspondence
1998
14.3
UFO Files “Daddy Dearest.” File includes acceptance letter.
1998
14.4
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween. “1942.” File includes contract.
2000
15.1
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: 11th Annual Collection. Jeremiah
2001
15.2
Home and Beyond “Play Like I’m Sheriff
2001
15.3
The Devil’s Wine: An Anthology. “Handsprings” “Them Salt Lake Papas” “Love Poem 25 Words or Less” “Love Poem for C.” “Joseph Conrad” “Love Poem for the Ex” “Cocktail Party” “We Visit Mount Rainier” “One More (^#&*(*) Rejection Slip” “Love Poem for C”
2004
15.4
The Dark Anthology. “Seven Sisters.” File includes correspondence and manuscript
2003

Series 8:  Short Stories published in JournalsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16.1
SAR: Small Ships – Hurry Up Jobs – Lousy Weather - Even the Oldtimers Get Green Around the Gills Published in U.S. Coast Guard Magazine
1956
16.2
“Handsprings In the Sea.” Published in The Skipper.
1965
16.3
“The Burning” Published in The Atlantic (publication of “First Atlantic Award”)
1965
16.4
“Ride the Thunder” Published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
1967
16.5
The Shark" A Story. Published in Yale Review
1968
16.6
"With No Breeze"
1969
16.7
"I Take Care of Things" Published in Yale Review.
1970
16.8
“The Troll” Published in Twigs VI
1970
16.9
“Some Remarks on the Literature of War” Published in Twigs XI.1
1974
16.10
Birds” Published in The Clarion Journal.
1974
16.11
“The Priest” Published in The Sitka Journal.
1978
16.12
“Singleton: Chapter 29
1978
16.13
" “Wintering”" Published in The Slackwater Review (photocopy only) file includes correspondence
1984
16.14
"Ride the Thunder" published in Dixies Ghosts
1984
16.14
"Ride the Thunder" published in From Timberline to Tidepool: Contemporary Fiction from the Northwest
1988
16.15
“By Reason of Darkness” Published in The Amazing Spider-man.
1988
16.16
“A Poet in the School or The Mystery of the Missing Mouse” Published in Crab Creek Review. file includes manuscript and two copies
1989
16.17
"Resurrection" published in The Chariton Review.
1989
16.18
“The Curious Candy Store” Published in Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine file includes contract.
1990
16.19
“Sons of Noah” Published in OMNI; file includes correspondence and contract.
1991
16.20
“Tinker” Published in Glimmer Train. file includes correspondence and screen adaptation
1992
16.21
"The Night We Buried Road Dog" Published in Magazine of Fantasy & Science 1993 File includes handwritten notes taken on a road trip which provided the genesis for this short story. Also included in file ia"Die Nacht. als wir Pistenhengst Begruben." a German translation published in Ansleys Dämonen.
1993
16.22
“Tearing Up the Pasture” Published in Ergo! The Bumbershoot Literary Magazine. file includes correspondence
1993
16.23
Inagehi” “(excerpt) Published in Portland Review
1994
16.24
“Our Ground and Every Fragrant Tree is Shaded” Published in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. file includes correspondence
1994
16.25
“The Butterfly Archives” Published in Glimmer Train. file includes contract
1994
16.26
“Point Vestal” Published in Pirate Writings Publishing. file includes contract.
1995
16.27
“Introduction to Pentacle" Published in Pirate Writings Publishingcopy is signed by author.
1995
16.28
“Read This” Published in New York Review of Science Fiction
1996
16.29
“Kilroy Was Here”. Published in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. File includes "Werwolf im Schafspelz" a German translation. Page proofs and contract
1996
16.30
“The Bride” Published in Century. File includes review and memorandum of agreement
1996
16.31
"A Sailor's Pay" Published in The New Orphic Review
1998
16.32
"Jeremiah" Published in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
2000
16.33
“Weird Row” Published in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. file includes reviews
2002
16.34
“The Parable of Satan’s Adversary” Published in Talebones.
2003
16.35
“The Twenty Pound Canary” Published in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. file includes draft pages and correspondence
2003
16.36
“Maybe Hollywood Should Make A Movie” Published in Chariton Review
2003
16.37
“Fog” (draft found on Cady’s desk) Published in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. File includes printed online review
2004
16.38
“Poetry Makes Nothing Happen”
undated
16.39
“Flyin’ Home” Published in Western Edge
undated
Box
17.1
Rolling Stone Magazine, 1000th Issue
2006
17.2
" Gypsy Scholars" Published in Clinton St. Quarterly
1986
17.3
"Science Fiction, Utopia and the Spirit" Published in Books & Religion
1989
17.4
"The World should last til all the beer is gone" Published in Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1982
17.5
"Play Like I'm Sheriff" Published in P-I/Northwest
1979
17.6
"Washington: State of the Arts" Published in P-I/Northwest
1980
17.7
Typed notes kept on road trip for the article "Washington: State of the Arts"
1980

Series 9:  Unfinished or unpublished workReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
18.1
Poems
18.2
Unfinished projects 1
Miscellaneous unfinished projects or perhaps portions of drafts that later ended up as parts of stories of novels. Projects 1-13
18.3
Unfinished projects 2
18.4
"Now We are Fifty"
1978
American Fantastic
2003
Box/Folder
18.5
Working title and notes
18.6
Early draft
18.7
Book proposal
1991
"Hooch Tuesday"
Box/Folder
18.8
Manuscript

Series 10:  AwardsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
19.1
Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Competition Certificate
1986
19.2
Hugo Award Best Novella FinalistThe Night We Buried Road Dog
1994
19.3
"Krona Arts
undated
19.4
SFWA nominee for the Nebula Award"The Night We Buried Road Dog"
undated
19.5
Bram Stoker Award finalist certificate"Kilroy Was Here"
undated
19.6
The Philip K. Dick Memorial Award Nomination"Inagehi"
1994
19.7
The World Fantasy Convention Best Novella nomination certificate
1994
19.8
Fourth Annual HOMer Award for best novella"The Night We Buried Road Dog"
1993
19.9
Nebula Award name tag, World Fantasy Convention name tag
20
World Fantasy Convention Best Collection
1993
21
Bram Stoker Award
1993
22
Philip K. Dick Special Award
1994
23
Ten year award, Pacific Lutheran University
1996
Retirement award, Pacific Lutheran University
1997

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Becker, Stephen
  • Jack Cady--Archives (creator)
  • Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
  • Orlock,Carol
  • Piccinilli, Tom
  • Sims, Patsy
  • Wilson, Sloan, 1920-2003

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Glimmer Train Press book
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Woolman School of Letters (Port Townsend (Wash.)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Port Townsend (Wash.)
  • Tacoma (Wash.)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors
  • Fantasy
  • Logging
  • Nebula Award

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top