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A Guide to the Carl Hiaasen Papers

Finding aid created by Florence Turcotte

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2010


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hiaasen, Carl
Title: Carl Hiaasen Papers
Dates: 1978-2005
Bulk dates: 1986-1995
Abstract: Manuscripts and drafts of novels, correspondence, book reviews, and miscellaneous writings of author and columnist Carl Hiaasen.
Extent: 3.4 Linear feet. 7 boxes.
Identification: MS Group 104
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Manuscripts and drafts of novels, correspondence, book reviews, and miscellaneous writings of author and columnist Carl Hiaasen.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carl Hiaasen Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Carl Hiaasen.


Contents List

Correspondence, Book Reviews, and Miscellaneous Writings


Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence between Carl Hiaasen and Carmen R. Hurff, concerning the gift of his papers to the University of Florida Libraries; Gainesville and Miami. 15 January 1992 - 16 September 1992
1 1A Printed letter (signed) to Jean Chance upon her retirement from the University of Florida; Miami (Gift of Jean Chance through Dolores Jenkins). 14 April 2003
1 2 Book Reviews, and Magazine and Newspaper Articles (Xerox and computer printed copies of articles by or about Hiaasen). 1978 [bulk 1986]-1992
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "Anyone Want Orlando Bosch?".
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "Bad-doctor Databank Is Open".
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "Don't Blame the Messenger".
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "Miami; 'We Were Lax, We were Greedy'" [Hurricane Andrew] Washington Post, August 30, 1992.
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "Papa is a Rolling Stone", [book review of the Ones You Do by Daniel Woodrell] Washington Post, April 1, 1992.
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "Finding a New Career for General Noriega," Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 29, 1992.
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "Jailed Killer's Friend Pleads Her Innocence in Newsletter," Gazette (Montreal), December 26, 1991.
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: " On Civilization's Edge, Peter Matthiessen Explores a Florida Outlaw's Legend" [review of Killing Mr. Watson] Chicago Tribune, June 24, 1990.
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "The Office is a Junkie" [review of Rush by Kim Wozencraft] New York Times, April 15, 1990.
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "Depraved Islands, Menacing Schemes" [review of Tropical Freeze by James W. Hall] Chicago Tribune, October 8, 1989.
1 2 Carl Hiaasen: "7-11 Food Stores will Not Sell Playboy, but Do Sell Sadistic Detective Magazines", Playboy, December, 1986.
1 2 [Author unknown] "The Gift from the Sea" [Mel Fisher's treasure hunting] Washington Post, October 1, 1978.
1 2 Willaim Booth, "He [Carl Hiaasen] Came from the Swamp" Washington Post, March 4, 1992.
1 2 Arthur Krystal, "Kingdom of Thrills," [review of Native Tongue] Washington Post, September 1, 1991.
1 2 Gene Seymour, "Crazy from Heat" [Carl Hiaasen] Los Angeles Times, Nov. 17, 1991.
1 2 Susan Schindehette, 'Tree Hugger from Hell," People, Oct. 21, 1991.
1 2 Linda Wolfe, "In the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills" [review of Native Tongue] New York Times, October 21, 1991.
1 2 Joe Gores, "Funny Business in Florida" [review of Native Tongue] San Francisco Chronicle, September 15, 1991.
1 2 Katherine Dunn, " Miami Mayhem" [review of Skin Tight] New York Times, October 15, 1989.
1 2 Walter Walker, [Review of Double Whammy] New York Times, March 6, 1988.
1 2 Tony Hillerman, "Terrorists and Beauty Queens" [review of Tourist Season] New York Times, March 16, 1986.
1 2 Louisa Young, "Go Ahead, Make My Day and Leave" Times (London), February 28, 1992.
1 2 [Review of Native Tongue] People, September 30, 1991.


Skin Tight (1989), 1988-1989


Box Folder
2 1 Computer printed manuscript of outline of each chapter and date of action, with autograph notes. 7 leaves.
2 2 Manuscript memo on Cosmetic Rhinoplasty (3 p.) Writer uncertain, but may be Carl's wife Connie. Cf. letter to Carmen Hurff (Box 1, folder #1).
2 3 Manuscript of comments and questions about details of the novel, including a memo on the procedure for Suction Lipectomy of the Abdomen. Writer, or writers uncertain, but may be author's wife, editor, or a physician. Annotations are added by Hiaasen.
2 4 Manuscript and computer printed notes on the novel.
2 5 Early Draft. Computer printed manuscript of chapters 13 - 34 and Epilogue with autograph notes and corrections. Chapters are dated from "7-17" [1987 or 88] to "1-5" [1988 or 89]
2 6 Editorial Changes TLS from Neil S. Nyren; New York, 26 Jan. 1989. 1 p., accompanied by 16 ms. pages, marked with suggestions for changes. January, 1980. 517 leaves.
2 7 Xeroxed copy of manuscript, supplied author by publisher, January 26, 1989. (Cf. letter from Neil S. Nyren to Hiaasen, above.) Leaves 1 - 174.
2 8 Xeroxed copy of manuscript, leaves 175 - 351.
2 9 Xeroxed copy of manuscript, leaves 352 - 517.


Native Tongue (1991), 1989-1991


Box Folder
3 1 Material Relating to the Writing. Contents include notes on the novel, lists of things to do, an outline of chapters, drafts of chapters 35 and 36, and several newspaper clippings and magazine articles. Subjects of articles and clippings include development on Key Largo, endangered species, gun control, and testing of mosquito repellants. The drafts and outline of chapters are computer printed with autograph notations. Notes are both handwritten and computer printed.
3 2 Early Draft of Native Tongue. Computer printed manuscript of Native Tongue, Chapters 1 - 18, with autograph notes and corrections. Chapters are dated from "6-10" [1989?] through "9-16"[1990?]. Some chapters have more than one draft.
3 3 Early Draft of Native Tongue. Computer printed manuscript of Native Tongue, Chapters 19 - 36 and Epilogue, with autograph notes and corrections. Chapters are dated from "6-10" [1989?] through "9-16"[1990?]. Some chapters have more than one draft.
3 4 Chapters 1 - 12, leaves 1 - 182. Computer printed manuscript with a few whiteout corrections and ink notations. September, 1990; revised November, 1990; Re-revised December 1990. 548 leaves.
3 5 Chapters 13 - 24, leaves 183 - 363. Computer printed manuscript with a few whiteout corrections and ink notations. September, 1990; revised November, 1990; Re-revised December 1990. 548 leaves.
3 6 Chapters 25 - 36 and Epilogue, leaves 364 - 548. Computer printed manuscript with a few whiteout corrections and ink notations. September, 1990; revised November, 1990; Re-revised December 1990. 548 leaves.


Strip Tease (1993), 1991-1993


Box Folder
4 1 Hiaasen-Carmen Hurff correspondence, Nov. 1993.
4 2 "Sugar" [brochure] and newspaper clipping [ca. 1991]
4 3 Notes, list of characters, interview with strip joint manager, etc. [ca. 1991]
4 4 Topless dancer advertisements from New York Post, sent by Sonny Mehta, July 2, 1992.
4 5 Computer printed ms. with autograph corrections, chapters 1-16, dated August 9, 1991 - May 25 [1992] Variant drafts of some chapters.
4 6 Computer printed ms. with autograph corrections, chapters 17-33, dated June 6 - Oct. 24 [1992]
4 7 Autograph and typed notes of phone conversation with editor Sonny Mehta re: manuscript [Nov., 1992]
4 8 Strip Tease; revised ms., Jan. 10, 1993, ch. 1-14, with signed letter to Sonny [Mehta] Jan. 10, 1993.
4 9 Strip Tease; revised ms., Jan. 10, 1993, ch.15-26.
4 10 Strip Tease; revised ms., Jan. 10, 1993, ch.27 - 33 and Epilogue.


Stormy Weather (1995)


Box Folder
5 1 Draft of Chapters 1-28, with notes, outlines, correspondence, etc.
5 2 Draft (Chapter 1-31 and Epilogue) with notes, etc.
5 3 Final manuscript (Ch. 1-9, ll. 1-142)
5 4 Final manuscript (Ch. 10-19, ll. 143-297)
5 5 Final manuscript (Ch. 20-31 and Epilogue, ll. 298-481)


Nature Girl (2005)


Box Folder
6 1 Final manuscript (Ch. 1-9, 1-130)
6 2 Final manuscript (Ch. 10-20, 131-290)
6 3 Final manuscript (Ch. 21-23, 291-387)
6 4 Notes, research files, correspondence.


Star Island (2010)


Box Folder
7 1 1st Draft:Nov 2009 (Ch. 1-6)
7 2 1st Draft Nov 2009 (Ch. 7-16)
7 3 1st Draft Nov 2009 (Ch. 17-end)
7 4 2nd Draft Dec 2009 (Ch. 1-11)
7 5 2nd Draft Dec 2009 (Ch. 12-21)
7 6 2nd Draft Dec 2009 (Ch. 22-end)
7 7 Final Draft Jan 2010 (Ch. 1-10)
7 8 Final Draft Jan 2010 (Ch. 11-20)
7 9 Final Draft Jan 2010 (Ch. 21-end)
7 10 Notes, editorial comments

Box
7 Star Island (uncorrected proof, paperbound)



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