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Compositions, 1955-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 472, Series 1

Scope and Contents

Series one contains scripts and manuscripts of Stockdale's original compositions.


  • 1955-2005

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


3.633 Cubic Feet (10 letter-size full-with manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



Series One is arranged into 6 subseries:
  1. Theatrical Plays
  2. Novels
  3. Nonfiction
  4. Screenplays
  5. Short Stories
  6. Essays

Processing Information

Stockdale frequently revised and reworked his plays resulting in many printed versions. Most versions are dated; however, it is unclear if there are significant changes from oen draft to the next. Compositions are organized alphabetically within each sub-series and each title is organized by date with undated materials at the end.

Stockdale changed the titles of his plays and sometimes produced drafts with new or altered character arcks. Works are arranged by the title of th efinal published version or the most recent draft. Variant titles are included in the final description.

In some cases, Stockdale wrote the play and then adapted it for a novel or screenplay so the same title may apppear across multiple sub-series.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States