Guide to the Richard Uhlig collection for a study of hereditary, psychosocial and environmental variables associated with alcohol abuse among 20th-century American writers, 1984-1987


John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Published in 2014

Collection Overview

Title: Richard Uhlig collection for a study of hereditary, psychosocial and environmental variables associated with alcohol abuse among 20th-century American writers
Date range: 1984-1987
Creator: Uhlig, Richard H., (Richard Herbert), 1923-
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: The collection consists principally of background materials—clippings, photocopies, etc.—compiled between 1984 and 1987, concerning individual novelists, poets, and playwrights born between 1885 and 1914 and deceased as of 1984, identified as having been to some degree abusers of alcohol, to be compared with other writers identified as non-abusers. Also includes materials relating to the design of survey instruments and databases; the compiler’s grant application submitted to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in March 1984, with the review panel’s response in September 1985; grant application, with title ‘Etiology of alcohol abuse in 20th century American writers’, submitted to Alcoholism Research Authority, c/o Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in April 1984; and a small file of correspondence.
Language of materials: English
Repository: John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Collection number: MS.2014.014

Scope & content

The collection consists principally of background materials—clippings, photocopies, etc.—compiled between 1984 and 1987, concerning individual novelists, poets, and playwrights born between 1885 and 1914 and deceased as of 1984, identified as having been to some degree abusers of alcohol, to be compared with other writers identified as non-abusers. Also includes materials relating to the design of survey instruments and databases; the compiler’s grant application submitted to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in March 1984, with the review panel’s response in September 1985; grant application, with title ‘Etiology of alcohol abuse in 20th century American writers’, submitted to Alcoholism Research Authority, c/o Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in April 1984; and a small file of correspondence.

Arrangement

Materials arranged alphabetically.

Biographical/Historical note

Richard Herbert Uhlig was born May 12, 1923 in Shaker Heights, OH and died March 11, 2002 in North Carolina. He was an associate dean and associate professor at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. Researchers should note that compliance with copyright law is their responsibility. Researchers must determine the owners of the literary rights and obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Richard Uhlig collection for a study of hereditary, psychosocial and environmental variables associated with alcohol abuse among 20th-century writers, Ms.2014.014, Brown University Library.
Contact information: John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: Donated by Richard Uhlig.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Betsy Fishman.
Encoding: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-06
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Inventory


Box 1, Folder 1 Alcohol-Creativity
1971-1990
Box 1, Folder 2 Alcohol-Family Books
1978-1987
Box 1, Folder 3 Alcohol-General
1983-1986
Box 1, Folder 4 Alcohol-Mental Disorder
1950-1991
Box 1, Folder 5 Articles-Excerpts
1980-1984
Box 1, Folder 6 Bibliographies-Drinkers-Kansas
1984
Box 1, Folder 7 Bibliographies
1984
Box 1, Folder 8 Codes & Documents
1984-1985
Box 1, Folder 9 Correspondence
1984-1992
Box 1, Folder 10 Creativity General
1974-1990
Box 1, Folder 11 Dionysos
1989-1990
Box 1, Folder 12 Drug Addiction
1972-1983
Box 1, Folder 13 Era, The-General
1968-1982
Box 1, Folder 14 Forms/Lists
Box 1, Folder 15 Forseth, R.
1986
Box 1, Folder 16 Miscellaneous Alcohol & Writers Materials
1989-1991
Box 1, Folder 17 Other Artists
1985-1987
Box 1, Folder 18 Other Countries
1984-1991
Box 1, Folder 19 Proposal-Adam H.-Extras
1984-1985
Box 1, Folder 20 Proposal-1st Version
1984
Box 1, Folder 21 Sources-List
1975-1985
Box 1, Folder 22 Wedge, G.
1983
Box 1, Folder 23 Writer: Agee, James
1984
Box 1, Folder 24 Writer: Aiken, Conrad
1949-1988
Box 1, Folder 25 Writer: Anderson, Edward
1985
Box 1, Folder 26 Writer: Berryman, John
1982-1988
Box 1, Folder 27 Writer: Bierce, Ambrose
Box 1, Folder 28 Writer: Burroughs, William S.
1984-1986
Box 1, Folder 29 Writer: Carver, Raymond
1984-1988
Box 1, Folder 30 Writer: Chandler, Ray
1981
Box 1, Folder 31 Writer: Cheever, John
1984-1991
Box 1, Folder 32 Writer: Cowley, Malcolm
1984-1985
Box 1, Folder 33 Writer: Crane, Hart
Box 1, Folder 34 Writer: Crane, Stephen
1985-1987
Box 1, Folder 35 Writer: Crosby, Harry
1996
Box 1, Folder 36 Writer: Dos Passos, John
1984
Box 1, Folder 37 Writer: Other "E" Writers
1982-1992
Box 1, Folder 38 Writer: Faulkner, William
1957-1990
Box 1, Folder 39 Writer: Fisher, Vardis
1973
Box 1, Folder 40 Writer: Fitzgerald, F. Scott
1985-1987
Box 1, Folder 41 Writer: Ford, Ford Madox
1985
Box 1, Folder 42 Writer: Frank, Waldo
1967
Box 1, Folder 43 Writer: Hammett, Dashell
1985
Box 1, Folder 44 Writer: Hecht, Ben
Box 1, Folder 45 Writer: Hemingway, Ernest
1955-1989
Box 2, Folder 1 Writer: Jarrell, Randall
1985
Box 2, Folder 2 Writer: Lardner, Ring
Box 2, Folder 3 Writer: Lewis, Sinclair
1933-1985
Box 2, Folder 4 Writer: London, Jack
1913
Box 2, Folder 5 Writer: Lowry, Malcolm
1984
Box 2, Folder 6 Marquand, John Phillips
Box 2, Folder 7 Writer: Merton, Thomas
Box 2, Folder 8 Writer: Other "M" Writers
1984-1986
Box 2, Folder 9 Writer: O'Neill, Eugene
1970-1985
Box 2, Folder 10 Writer: Ransom, John Crowe
Box 2, Folder 11 Writer: Schwartz, Delmore
1982-1986
Box 2, Folder 12 Writer: Simenon, Georges
1984-1989
Box 2, Folder 13 Writer: Stevens, Wallace
1986
Box 2, Folder 14 Writer: Thurber, James
1964-1985
Box 2, Folder 15 Writer: Wilder, Thornton
Box 2, Folder 16 Writer: Williams, Tennessee
1985
Box 2, Folder 17 Writer: Wilson, Edmund
1942-1985
Box 2, Folder 18 Writer: Wolfe, Thomas
1936-1989
Box 2, Folder 19 Writer: General
1984-1990