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Ann Watkins collection of correspondence with Kay Boyle, 1930-1980 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Ann Watkins collection of correspondence with Kay Boyle, 1930-1980Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 179

Primary Creator: Boyle, Kay, (1902-1992)

Other Creators: Watkins, Ann (1885-1967)

Extent: 12.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Authors and publishers., Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992, Literary agents., Watkins, Ann, 1885-1967

Forms of Material: Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 - Correspondence, Corporation records., Correspondence., Records (documents), Watkins, Ann, 1885-1967 - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of correspondence between Kay Boyle and her literary agent, Ann Watkins. The nature of the correspondence pertains to publishing and financial matters as well as the career of Boyle. Also in the collection is a short story by Kay Boyle and The Frill, By Pearl Buck, 1967 (Booklet) and manuscript contracts and material regarding the 1952 loyalty hearing.

Biographical Note

Kay Boyle was born in 1902 and was a member of the American expatriate movement of the 1920s and 1930s.  As a young woman Boyle studied architecture at the Ohio Mechanics Institute in Cincinnati.  Boyle's first contribution to a national publication was a letter to the editor, which appeared in Harriet Monroe's Poetry: A Magazine of Verse in 1921.

Sometime in 1925 Boyle became involved in This Quarter, a literary review, which published her work in the first three issues.  Her first published pieces had been poems in Poetry, Broom, Forum, and Contact. In 1929 the Crosbys' Black Sun Press published Boyle's first book, titled Short Stories, in a limited edition of 185 copies.

In the late 1930's Boyle befriended several of the period's most notable writers, including James Joyce and Gertrude Stein, as well as Robert McAlmon.  In addition to lending advice as a fellow artist, McAlmon helped her to leave Duncan Colony and provided financial assistance when funds were low.  Although they never produced a collaborative work during his lifetime, Boyle revisited McAlmon's 1938 autobiography after his death, adding chapters that gave her perspective on the events he described.  The result was a revised edition of Being Geniuses Together, published in 1968.  During this time Boyle met Joseph Franckenstein, an Austrian baron, mountain climber, skier, and scholar.  In 1943 Franckenstein and Boyle were married.  He became an American citizen that year, and as an OSS officer, parachuted into France to help the Resistance.  Much of Boyle's World War II writing is inspired by Franckenstein.  He and Boyle were in Germany during the occupation when Boyle turned out some of the finest postwar fiction for the New Yorker (collected in 1951 in The Smoking Mountain). He also was with her when she was accused of communist sympathies during the McCarthy era of the early fifties, and consequently lost his government job.  Though the charges were fought and ultimately dismissed, the blacklisting and the time and resources required to fight the charges exacted immeasurable harm on their personal and professional lives.  Shortly after moving to San Francisco, where Boyle had been appointed to the creative writing faculty of San Francisco State College in 1963, Franckenstein died of cancer.  They had two children. Boyle died in 1992.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors and publishers.
Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992
Literary agents.
Watkins, Ann, 1885-1967

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) teh owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

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Caresse Crosby papers.

Herman and Fay Rappaport collection of Kay Boyle papers.

Kay Boyle and Joseph Franckenstein correspondence.

Kay Boyle manuscript of "The Crazy Hunter"

Kay Boyle manuscript of "Being Geniuses Together"

Kay Boyle papers.

Kay Boyle photograph collection.

Kay Boyle, Herman and Fay Rappaport collection of photographs.

Robert Carlton Brown collection of correspondence with Kay Boyle.

Robert W. Smith collection of correspondence with Kay Boyle.

Ruby Cohn collection of Kay Boyle letters.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Ann Watkins correspondence with Kay Boyle, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Inventory, Scope and ContentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Ann Watkins, 1931-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1931-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Harold Matson/Boyle/Various Publishers, 1931-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Watkins, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Matson/Boyle/Various Publishers, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Watkins, 1934 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Watkins, 1934 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1934 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1934 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Matson/Boyle/Various Publishers, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Watkins, 1936-1937 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Watkins, 1937 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Financial Statements, 1937Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Watkins, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Watkins, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Financial Statements, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Watkins, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Watkins, 1947 January-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Watkins, 1947 June-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Financial Statements, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Atlantic Monthly Dispute, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Watkins, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Watkins, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Watkins, 1950 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Watkins, 1950 April-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Watkins, 1950 July-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Watkins, 1950 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sheila St. Lawrence, 1950 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: St. Lawrence, 1950 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Watkins Staff, 1950 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Watkins Staff, 1950 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Watkins, 1951 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Watkins, 1951 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 9: St. Lawrence, 1951 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: St. Lawrence, 1951 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Watkins Staff, 1951 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Watkins Staff, 1951 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Statements re: Loyalty Hearing, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Janet Flanner's testimony at the Loyalty Hearing, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Benjamin Ferencz's Closing Plea at the Loyalty Hearing, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Watkins, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Watkins, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Watkins, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ann Watkins, Inc., 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Armitage Watkins, including stolen manuscript correspondence, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: MacDowell Colony Newsletter, 1964 December 1Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Armitage Watkins, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Watkins, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Watkins, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Ann Watkins, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Contracts/Correspondence Watkins/Jonathan Cape & Robert Ballou, Inc., 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Various ContractsAdd to your cart.

Book on Germany

Generation Without Farewell

His Human Majesty

How Birdie's Girl Was Won/CBS

Monday Night

The Crazy Hunter

The Diagnosis of a Selfish Lady

The Foreign Summer

The New Yorker, 1950

The Seagull on the Step

The Smoking Mountain

The Youngest Camel

Thirty Stories

University of Delaware

Untitled Novel/Knopf

Folder 16: Various ContractsAdd to your cart.

The Youngest Camel

A Poem of Love

Carnival of Fear/Enders, Inc.

Collected Poems, 1962/Knopf

Generation Without Farewell/German

Germany Book Amendment/Doubleday

How Nazism Grew in Germany

Monday Night/David Ffolkes

On Writing, By Writers

Pinky's Adventures in a Persian Garden

Plagued by the Nightingale/SIU Press

Should Be Considered Extremely Dangerous

The Autobiography of Emanuel Carnevali

The City College

The Smoking Mountain, 1962/Knopf

The Soldier Ran Away/G.E. Theater 60/62

University of Massachusetts

Untitled Juvenile

Without Me, 1955/Knopf

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Folder 1: Inventory, Scope and ContentAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Boyle/Watkins, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Watkins/Various publishers, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Boyle/Sheila St. Lawrence, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1952Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Boyle/Watkins, 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Watkins/Various publishers, 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Boyle/St. Lawrence, 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1953Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Boyle/Watkins, 1954Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Watkins/ Various Publishers, 1954Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Boyle/St. Lawrence, 1954Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1954Add to your cart.
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Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boyle/Watkins, 1955Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1955Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Boyle/St. Lawrence, 1955 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Boyle/St. Lawrence, 1955 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 5: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1955Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Boyle/Watkins, 1956Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1956Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Boyle/St. Lawrence, 1956Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1956Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Boyle/Ann & Armitage Watkins, 1957Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Watkins/Various publishers, 1957Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Boyle/St. Lawrence, 1957Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1957Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Boyle/Armitage Watkins, 1958Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: Boyle/Ann Watkins, 1958Add to your cart.
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Folder 16: Watkins/Various publishers, 1958Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Boyle/St. Lawrence, 1958Add to your cart.
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Folder 18: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1958Add to your cart.
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Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boyle/Armitage Watkins, 1959Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Boyle/Ann Watkins, 1959Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Boyle/Peggy Caulfield, 1959Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1959Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Boyle/Armitage Watkins/Various Publishers, 1960Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1960Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Boyle/Caulfield, 1960Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1960Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Press Clippings/Contracts, 1960Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Boyle/Armitage Watkins/Various Publishers, 1961Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Boyle/Caulfield, 1961Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1961Add to your cart.
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Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boyle/Watkins, 1962Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1962Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1962Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Boyle/Watkins, 1963Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1963Add to your cart.
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Folder 6: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1963Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: Boyle/Watkins, 1964Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1964Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1964Add to your cart.
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Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boyle/Watkins, 1965Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1965 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1965 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1965Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Boyle/ Watkins, 1966 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: Boyle/Watkins, 1966 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1966 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 8: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1966 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1966Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Boyle/Watkins, 1967 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boyle/Watkins, 1967 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 2: Boyle/Watkins, 1967 July-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3: Boyle/Watkins, 1967 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 4: Watkins/Various Publishers,, 1967 January - JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 5: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1967 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: Boyle/Watkins StaffAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Boyle/Watkins, 1968Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1968Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1968Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Boyle/Watkins, 1969 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 11: Boyle/Watkins, 1969 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1969 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 2: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1969 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1969Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Boyle/Watkins, 1970 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 5: Boyle/Watkins, 1970 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1970 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Watkins/Various Publishers, 1970 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 8: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1970Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Boyle/Watkins, 1971Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Watkins/re: Boyle, 1971Add to your cart.
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Folder 11: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1971Add to your cart.
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Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boyle/Watkins, 1972 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 2: Boyle/Watkins, 1972 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3: Watkins, re: Boyle, 1972Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1972Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Boyle/Watkins, 1973 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: Boyle/Watkins, 1973  July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Watkins/re:Boyle, 1973Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1973Add to your cart.
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Folder 9: Boyle/Watkins, 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Watkins, re: Boyle, 1973 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 11: Watkins, re: Boyle, 1974 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
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Folder 12: Boyle/Watkins Staff, 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Boyle Story #76, 1969 34 items
Folder 14: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
The Frill, By Pearl Buck, 1967 (Booklet) 1 item

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