Patricia Highsmith Papers

Swiss Literary Archives


Finding aid established by Philippa Burton, Lucienne Schwery, Stéphanie Cudré-Mauroux, Ulrich Weber, Lukas Dettwiler


Schweizerisches Literaturarchiv
Hallwylstrasse 15
CH-3003 Bern


email address: arch.lit@nb.admin.ch

A Works
A-01 Prose
A-01-a Novels
A-01-b Unfinished / Unpublished Novels
A-01-c Short Stories, Articles and Essays
A-01-c-1/01-61 "Oldest Short Stories 1945-1955 c"
A-01-c-2/62-110 "Short Stories: Middle"
A-01-c-3/111-180 "Short Stories: 1972-74-78-80-81-82"
A-01-c-4/181-237 "Short Stories 1983-88/Book Reviews"
A-01-c-5/238-299 "Stories - Articles 1989"
A-01-c-6 to 10 Collections of Short Stories
A-01-c-11 to 14 Essays / Incomplete Old Stories, etc.
A-02 Poems
A-03 Theatre Plays [no Ms.]
A-04 TV and Radio Scripts
A-05 Notebooks [Cahiers]
A-06 Drawings
A-06-a Small Format Drawings and Sketchbooks
A-06-b Medium Format Drawings and Sketchbooks
A-06-c Large Format Drawings
B Letters
B-01 Letters from Patricia Highsmith
B-01-01 Family Correspondence
B-01-02 Personal Correspondence
B-01-03 Business Correspondence
B-01-04 Letters to Readers
B-01-05 Fan Letters (To non-writers)
B-01-06 Letters to Politicians and Newspapers
B-01-06-a Divers Subjects
B-01-06-b Israel/Palestinians
B-02 Letters to Patricia Highsmith
B-02-01 Family Correspondence
B-02-02 Personal Correspondence
B-02-03 Business Correspondence
B-02-04 Letters from Readers (sorted)
B-02-05 Letters from Readers (unsorted)
B-03 Letters between Third Persons
B-04 Thematical Correspondence
B-04-a Thematical Bundles
B-04-b Unsorted Letters
B-04-b-01 Copies of Letters
B-04-b-02 Letters in/from Scrapbooks and Diaries
B-04-c Original Correspondence Folders [empty]
B-04-d Documents from Correspondence Files
C Life Papers and Documents
C-01 Diaries
C-02 Personal Papers
C-02-a Birth certificate, Passports, Death report etc.
C-02-b Private Small Format Booklets (Address Booklets, Small Notebooks)
C-02-c Social Security (Health and Medical Documents)
C-02-d Death (Exit, Last Will etc.)
C-02-e American Citizenship
C-02-f Cats
C-02-g Divers Personal Documents (Horoscope, CV)
C-02-h Calendars with Notes
C-03 Genealogical and Family Documents
C-03-a Stewart Family
C-03-b Coates and Coats
C-03-c Coates Donations
C-04 House and Business Documents
C-04-a Business Small Format Booklets (Income and Address)
C-04-b House Documents
C-04-b-01 Visitors' Book, 1977/1991
C-04-b-02 Documents re: Aurigeno House, 1980/1995
C-04-b-03 Documents re: Tegna House, 1977/1995, n.d.
C-04-b-04 Writing Utensils, TV, Media, 1985/1995, n.d.
C-04-c Memberships
C-04-d Editors
C-04-e Taxes
C-05 Photos
C-05-a Photo Albums
C-05-a-02 Red Album (horizontal)
C-05-a-03 Black Album (gold tooling)
C-05-a-04 Red Album (upright)
C-05-a-05 Black Album (photographs)
C-05-a-06 Black Album (memory book)
C-05-b Private Shots
C-05-c Professional Shots (Portraits etc.)
C-05-d Photos Coates Donation
C-06 Awards and Diplomas
C-07 Memorabilia
C-08 Notes by Patricia Highsmith (and others)
C-08-a Divers Notes
C-08-b Notes removed from PH's Books
D Collections
D-01 Personal Library
D-02 Collection of Highsmith Editions
D-03 Scrapbooks
D-04 Press Cuttings and Newspaper/Magazine Copies re: Life and Work of PH
D-04-a Articles and Stories by PH
D-04-b Portraits of PH and Interviews
D-04-c Reviews of Novels
D-04-d Obituaries
D-05 Press cuttings re: diverse topics
D-05-a Alphabethical Documentation
D-05-b Newspaper Cuttings re: Israel – Palestinians
D-05-c Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes Documentation
D-05-d Animal Rights
D-05-e Blacks
D-05-f Divers
D-05-g The Pits
D-06 Video Tapes
D-06-a Film Versions and Videos relating to PH
D-06-b Patricia Highsmith's Video Collection
D-06-c Additional Videos on PH and her Oeuvre
D-07 Audio tapes and records
D-07-a Spoken Letters / Interviews / Reviews / Reportages
D-07-b Recordings of Literature / Music / Guides
D-07-c Highsmith Audio Books
D-07-d Long Play Records (LPs)
D-08 Orignal Ts./MS. Boxes and Folders
D-09 Film Scripts / Screenplays by other Authors, based on PH Novels
D-10 Maps
D-11 Studies on PH's Work (Manuscripts)
D-12 Manuscripts by Others
D-13 Artwork in Possession of PH
D-14 Collection of Postcards
D-15 Odds and Ends
E Supplementations
E-01 Copies of Manuscripts and Documents [Large format boxes]
E-02 Exhibition Documents
E-03 Executors' Files


C-06

Awards and Diplomas

Cote Title / Description Dates Collation Further Info / Remarks
C-06/01 Julia Richman Highschool Report to parent (Board of Education of the City of New York) from September 1937 to January 1938   1938
diploma
Also photocopy.
C-06/02 Diploma Barnard College in Latin   1942
Blue envelope with embossed seal of Columbia University incl. copy of diploma and translation
Note on diploma: "This dioploma replaces the one originally issued on June 3. Attachment: 1 p. Translation into English of the diploma.
C-06/03 Edgar Allan Poe Special Award presented to Patricia Highsmith by Mystery Writers of America, M×W×A Award April 19, 1956   1956
30,5cm. x 24,4cm
PH inserted before her name: „The Talented Mr. Ripley and ...“, see Highsmith, Patricia: Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction. – New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990. – p. 75
C-06/04 Letter from the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, Paris, le 19 septembre 1961, admitting P.H. as „Membre Adhérent“   1961
Letter
J’ai l’honneur de vous faire connaitre que la Commission de la Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatique, dans sa Séance du 18 septembre 1961 vous a admis comme Membre Adhérent. Veuillez agréer Mademoiselle et cher confrère, l’expression de mes sentiments très distingués. Le Président de la Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques Armand Galouor [?; signature], Le Délégué Général [illegible signature]. Mademoiselle Highsmith Patricia
C-06/05 Edgar Allan Poe Special Award presented to Patricia Highsmith for her story The Terrapin by Mystery Writers of America   1963
Award
In PH’s handwriting on back: 19 April 1963
C-06/06 Del Gremio de Libreros de Guipuzcoa al Autor del Libro mas vendido durante la Feria del Libro del 3 al 11-9-1983 18 Euskadi de Plata Gipuzkoako Liburu-Saltzaille Lagundiak Azken Merkaldian-Geien Saldu zan Liburuaren Egi-leari 18 Zilarrezko Euskadi   1983
Wooden award with silver design (shape of country) mentions following names: Biz-kaia, Araba, Donostia (Gipuzkoa in big letters), Lapurdi, Nafarroa, Benafarroa, Zuberoa
CARE! Sides of award are falling off (covering)
C-06/07 Officier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres   1989
Award (large format)
République Française. Le Ministre de la culture, de la communication, des grands travaux et du bicentenaire nomme par arrêté de ce jour Madame Patricia Highsmith OFFICIER DE L’ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES. Fait à Paris, le 13 Décembre 1989, le Ministre: Jack Lang