Arthur Leo Zagat Manuscripts

Collection ID: 
SCRC 75
Date: 
Circa 1930-1951
Footage: 
6.5 linear feet (13 boxe

 

Collection Summary

Title
Arthur Leo Zagat Manuscripts

Dates
Circa 1930-1951

Collection ID
SCRC 75

Creator
Zagat, Arthur Leo, 1896-1949

Quantity
6.5 linear feet (13 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

 

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Arthur Leo Zagat was a lawyer and writer of short stories in the mystery, detective, and science fiction genres. Zagat was the author of the "Doc Turner" stories, published regularly in The Spider magazine during the 1930s. He published approximately 500 stories in various pulp magazines, including ArgosyAstounding Stories, and Thrilling Wonder Stories.  Zagat was particularly known for writing in collaboration with Nathan Schachner (1895–1955).

Description of Collection

This collection contains typescripts of over 300 of Zagat’s short stories, several as co-authored with Nat Schachner.  Many of the typescripts are accompanied by magazine editor correspondence.  The manuscripts have been removed from acidic envelopes into acid free folders.  Many of the envelopes had been numbered by Zagat and these numbers appear in parentheses following the title entries in the following inventory. 

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 1 series, Manuscripts, circa 1930-1951, which is organized alphabetically by title. One folder of clippings, untitled scenes, outlines and character sketches follows at the end.

 

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5642708~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Arthur Leo Zagat Manuscripts are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds intellectual property rights only for material donated to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Arthur Leo Zagat Manuscripts, SCRC 75, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alice Searles, November 6, 2011.

Processing Information

Finding aid originally prepared in January 2012 by John Shortino. Revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2014 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.

 

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Schachner, Nathan, 1895-1955

Corporate Names:
Argosy
Astounding Stories
Thrilling Wonder Stories


Subjects:
American fiction--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
Science fiction
Detective and mystery stories

Material Types:
Clippings
Correspondence
Manuscripts
 

Inventory

Series 1: Manuscripts, circa 1930-1951

1          1          4 A.M. Date with Death. 35 pages. (220)
1          2          Ace Lane’s Desperate Device; Or, The Lone Wolf G-Man’s Fight with Fate. 22 pages.  (206)
1          3          Aladdin’s Murder Palace  44 pages. (281)
1          4          And Still No Helen. 85 pages. (256)
1          5          Are You Sane? 70 pages. (35)
1          6          The Artistic Sense of Irving Baum. 3 versions, 53 pages. (340)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Managing Editor, Argosy. March 25, 1948
                                     Includes rejection letter from Ejler Jakobsson, Editor, New Detective. June 25, 1948
                                     Includes rejection letter from Daisy Bacon, Editor, Detective Story. October 4, 1948
                                     Includes rejection letter letter signed “W.B.M.,” undated
1          7          Ashes of Gold. 29 pages. (133)
1          8          The Axeman’s Necklace.17 pages. (246)
1          9          Back to 20,000 A.D. With Nat Schachner. 2 versions, 112 pages. Wonder Stories, March 1931           
1          10          The Bank Kill. 35 pages. (161)
1          11          Bargains in Murder. 15 pages. (283)
1          12          Bedmate from Hell. 24 pages. (174)
1          13          The Best Laid Schemes. 2 versions, 36 pages. (231)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Oscar Schisgall. November 5
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Associate Publisher, New Detective. November 8, 1939
                                     Includes rejection letter from George Post, Editor, Argosy. September 29, 1939.
1          14          Beyond the Spectrum. 3 versions, 71 pages.  Astounding Stories, August 1934. (2)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Farnsworth Wright, Editor, Weird Tales. November 9, 1931
                                     Includes rejection letter from Don Moore, Editor, Argosy. July 29, 1931
                                     Includes rejection letter from Harry Bates, Editor, Astounding Stories. June 12, 1931
1          15          The Borgia Ring. 5 versions, 29 pages.
1          16          A Bride for Lazarus. 42 pages. (156)
1          17          Bride of the Half-Dead. 34 pages. (96)
1          18          Brothers from Hell. 21 pages. (200)
1          19          Bullets Can Kill, Professor. 36 pages. (235)
1          20          By Subway to Hell. 30 pages. Thrilling Mystery, February 1936. (78)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Leo Margulies, Editorial Director, Thrilling Mystery. October 4, 1935
1          21          Caged Horror.   See: Red Finger and the Black Death.
1          22          Cain’s Luck. 36 pages. Federal Agent, November 1937. (164)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Arthur Lawson, Editor, Federal Agent. July 1, 1937
                                     Includes follow-up letter from Arthur Lawson, Editor, Federal Agent. July 7, 1937
1          23          Cargo for Hell. Published as Morgan Lafay. 20 pages. Spicy Mystery Stories, February 1936. (80)
2          1          The Case of the Faceless Corpses. 17 pages. (344)
2          2          The Case of the Frightened Janitor. 30 pages. Crack Detective, November 1942.  (308)
2          3          The Case of the Timid Commando. 30 pages. Crack Detective, March 1943. (313)
2          4          Cash for Murder. 34 pages. (250)
2          5          The Cat from Hell. 26 pages. (177)
2          6          City of Antichrist. 50 pages. (121)
2          7          Claws of the Black Eagle. 22 pages. (227)
2          8          A Coffin for Doc Turner. 22 pages. (275)
2          9          Collector’s Item. Plot summary. 3 pages.
2          10          The Cop in the Steel Coffin. 22 pages. (274)
2          11         The Cop’s Angle. 16 pages. (181)
2          12          Cops are Blind in the Fog. 24 pages. (175)
2          13          Corpse at Midnight. 2 versions, 55 pages. Terror Tales, March-April 1938 (180)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Rogers Terrill, Editor, Terror Tales. November 10, 1937
2          14          Corpse in the Sky. 2 versions, 98 pages.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Daisy Bacon, Editor, Detective Story. March 3, 1942
2          15          The Corpse in the Sun. 35 pages. (67)
2          16          Coward’s Kill. 2 versions, 114 pages. Thrilling Detective, August 1948. (266)
2          17          Crimson Triangle. 83 pages.
2          18          The Current. 16 pages. (326)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Frederic Dannay, Editor, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. January 6, 1947
2          19          D, My Name is Death. 2 versions, 37 pages. Popular Detective, September 1950. (346)
                                     Includes rewriting suggestion from Ejler Jakobsson, Editor, New Detective. August 17, 1948
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Executive Editor, Argosy. August 31, 1948.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Ejler Jakobsson, Editor, New Detective. October 18, 1948.
2          20          The Dance of Doom. 38 pages.
2          21          Danny’s Racket. 4 versions, 40 pages.
2          22          Dark Journey. 38 pages. (349)
3          1          Dark Laughter. 30 pages. (24)
3          2          Daughter of the Serpent. 66 pages. (163?)
3          3          The Dead Alive. With Nat Schachner. 3 versions, 149 pages. Weird Tales, April-May 1931.
3          4          The Dead Hand. 3 versions, 75 pages.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Alexander Samalman, Associate Editor, Thrilling Wonder Stories. June 7, 1949.
3          5          Dead Man’s Debt. 24 pages. (10)
3          6          Death Also Has Wings. 22 pages. (267)
3          7          Death Cloud. With Nat Schachner. 36 pages. Astounding Stories, May 1931.
3          8          The Death Drink. 24 pages. (27)
3          9          Death Flies North. 28 pages. (13)
3          10          Death from Beyond. 37 pages. (213)
3          11          Death Hops a Freight. 2 versions, 46 pages. (141)
3          12          Death in Bronze. 16 pages. (304)
3          13          Death in the Morning. 2 versions, 29 pages. (15)
3          14          Death in the Navy Yard. 18 pages. Operator #5, August 1935. (64)
                                     Includes letter from Rogers Terrill, Editor, Operator #5. May 3, 1935
3          15          Death Listens In. 47 pages. (244)
3          16          Death Mists the Sound. 18 pages. (45)
3          17          Death Pays the Piper. 37 pages. (48)
3          18          Death Sound. 64 pages. (33)
3          19          Death Takes a Picture. 24 pages. (329)
3          20          Death Trap. 19 pages. (113)
3          21          Death Trap for a G-Man. 40 pages. (199)
3          22          Death Turns Pirate. 34 pages. (38)
3          23          Death Watch. 43 pages. Popular Detective, July 1947. (322)
                                     Includes editing  suggestion from Leo Margulies, Editorial Director, Thrilling Mystery. May 15, 1946.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Michael Tilden, Managing Editor, Dime Mystery. April 30, 1946.
4          1          Death With a Dog’s Face. 21 pages. (311)
4          2          Death’s Chess Game. 13 pages. (115)
4          3          Death’s High Holiday. 22 pages. (208)
4          4          Death’s Toy Shop.  See: Red Finger and the Death Flower.
4          5          Death’s Unwilling Bride. 2 versions, 117 pages. (328)
4          6          Design for Killing. 94 pages. (243)
4          7          The Devil’s Mountain. 48 pages. (98)
4          8          The Devil’s Virgin. 38 pages. (217)
4          9          Doc Plants a Murder Seed. 23 pages. (155)
4          10          Doc Turner and Satan’s Servant. 22 pages. (198)
4          11          Doc Turner and the Banshee. 17 pages. (218)
4          12          Doc Turner and the Bloody Duck. 24 pages. (37)
4          13          Doc Turner and the Brain Pirate. 28 pages. (193)
4          14          Doc Turner and the Crimson Death. 21 pages. (169)
4          15          Doc Turner and the Crusher. 26 pages. (173)
4          16          Doc Turner and the Murder Thought. 21 pages. (77)
4          17          Doc Turner and the Sky-Hung Corpse. 17 pages. (150)
                                     Includes letter releasing rights from Rogers Terrill, Associate Publisher, Popular Publications. January 19, 1937.
4          18          Doc Turner and the Voodoo Deadline. 20 pages. (55)
4          19          Doc Turner and the Whispering Death. 21 pages. The Spider, February 1935. (59)
4          20          Doc Turner Checkmates Murder. 21 pages. (204)
4          21          Doc Turner Follows a Murder Scent. Empty Envelope. (83)
4          22          Doc Turner Goes to Sea. 19 pages. (109)
4          23          Doc Turner: Killer’s Stooge. 19 pages. (146)
4          24          Doc Turner Makes Death Medicine. 24 pages. The Spider, September 1934. (39)
4          25          Doc Turner Mixes In. 22 pages. (135)
4          26          Doc Turner: Murder Bait. 23 pages. (153)
4          27          Doc Turner Spoils a Torture Game. 22 pages. (203)
4          28          Doc Turner’s Antidote. 25 pages. (31)
4          29          Doc Turner’s Chess Game with Death. 22 pages. (138)
4          30          Doc Turner’s Death Cue. Empty Envelope. (142)
4          31          Doc Turner’s Death Number. Empty Envelope. (114)
4          32          Doc Turner’s Death Package. 27 pages. (119)
4          33          Doc Turner’s Fear Drug. 18 pages. (158)
4          34          Doc Turner’s Inquisition. Empty Envelope. (47)
4          35          Doc Turner’s Key to Death. 17 pages. (128)
4          36          Doc Turner’s Kidnap Cure. Empty Envelope. (91)
4          37          Doc Turner’s Murder Medicine. Empty Envelope.
4          38          Doc Turner’s Vengeance Mixture. Empty Envelope. (106)
4          39          The Doctor From Hell. 32 pages. (68)
5          1          The Dolls from Hell. 16 pages. (289)
5          2          The Doom from Green Hell. 37 pages.
5          3          Doom of the Eyeless Skull. 55 pages. (79)
5          4          The Doom Train. 76 pages. (187)
5          5          Double Doublecross. 27 pages. Federal Agent, January 1937. (124)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from West F. Peterson, Editor, Federal Agent. October 1, 1936.
                                     Includes release of rights from West F. Peterson, Editor, Federal Agent. October 1, 1936.
5          6          The Dreadful Flame. 49 pages. (74)
5          7          The Druggist Looks at his Medal. 2 versions, 53 pages. (268)
                                     Includes rejection letter from George Post, Editor, Argosy. January 27, 1941
                                     Includes copy of rejection letter from Alexander Gardiner, Editor, The American Legion Magazine. September 29, 1941.
                                     Includes letter to Ed Bodin, Agent, from Alexander Gardiner, Editor, The American Legion Magazine. October 2, 1941.
5          8          The Dummy Murders. 43 pages. Detective Tales, August 1938
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Rogers Terrill, Associate Publisher, Detective Tales. February 23, 1938
5          9          The Dweller on Dead Hog Hummock. 26 pages. (53)
5          10          End Play. 17 pages.
5          11          Envoy of Doom.  See: Red Finger and Hell’s Ambassador.
5          12          Ethel and the Rainbow Bridge. 24 pages. (258)
                                     Includes rejection letter note from Tiny Tower. 1934.
5          13          Evil on the Wind. 35 pages. (172)
5          14          The Ex Post Facto Alibi. 2 versions, 38 pages.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Paul A. Johnston, Editor, Detective Fiction. November 3, 1941
5          15          The Faceless Men. 85 pages. Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1948. (325)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Leo Margulies, Editor, Thrilling Wonder Stories. August 29, 1946.
                                     Includes follow-up letter from Leo Margulies, Editor, Thrilling Wonder Stories. September 12, 1946.
5          16          Final Inspection. 3 pages. (S298)
5          17          The Finding of Arthur. 18 pages.
5          18          Fire in the Walls of Rabbah. 2 versions, 58 pages. (290)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Associate Publisher. November 17, 1941.
5          19          Forgive Them. Empty Envelope. (261)
5          20          Formula for Fear. Empty Envelope. (100)
5          21          The Fourth Cup. 51 pages, plus 4 pages of revision notes. (332)
5          22          G-Heat. 14 pages. (192)
5          23          G-Man Torture Bait. 56 pages. (179)
5          24          G-Man Umpires a Death Game. 38 pages. (188)
5          25          Ghouls Ride the Bus. 32 pages. (72)
5          26          The Girl at the Ferry Gate. 3 versions, 13 pages.
                                     Includes rejection letter sent to Ed Bodin, Agent, from Ingrid Hallen, Fiction Department, Collier’s. November 28, 1941.
5          27          Girl for the Torture God. 2 versions, 77 pages.
6          1          The Girl Who Was Afraid. 45 pages. (238)
6          2          The Girl Who Was Afraid to Live. 23 pages. (264)
6          3          The Goat Girl of Lussac. 16 pages. (110)
6          4          The Goolit Murder. 29 pages. (260)
6          5          Gram’s Tree. 12 pages. (92)
6          6          A Grave at Midnight. 19 pages. (222)
6          7          Grave for the Dead-Alive. 39 pages. (167)
6          8          Graveyard Spawn. 22 pages. (84)
6          9          The Great Dome on Mercury. 24 pages. Astounding Stories, April 1932. (5)
6          10          Greater Love Hath No Man… 29 pages. (184)
6          11          Grim Rendezvous. 20 pages. Thrilling Wonder Stories, December 1946. (321)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Leo Margulies, Editorial Director, Thrilling Wonder Stories. March 29, 1946.
6          12          Gunsmoke Vacation. 52 pages. (99)
                                     Includes letter accompanying check from Rogers Terrill, Editor, Mystery Magazines. February 8, 1936.
6          13          He Had a Brother. 7 pages. (272)
                                     Includes rejection letter sent to Ed Bodin, Agent, from Henry C. Payton. March 18, 1941.
6          14          Heir to Honor. 22 pages. (341)
6          15          Hell’s Anteroom. 25 pages. (118)
6          16          Hell’s Sixty Minutes. 56 pages. (129)
6          17          Her Demon Lover. As Morgan Lafay. 15 pages. Spicy Mystery Stories, July 1936. (94)
                                     Includes letter accompanying check from Trojan Publishing Corp., January 10, 1936.
6          18          Heritage. 16 pages. (294)
6          19          Hidden House. 54 pages. (17)
6          20          His Brother’s Keeper. 9 pages. (76)
6          21          The Homecoming. 12 pages. (66)
                                     Includes letter accompanying check from Rogers Terrill, Editor, Popular Publications. May 25, 1935.
6          22          Honeymoon Hell. 46 pages.
                                     Includes handwritten rejection letter from Bill O’Donald, Editor, Strange Detective. 1934.
6          23          The Horror in the Crib. 24 pages. (215)
6          24          Horror: Industrialist. 2 versions, 102 pages. (61)
6          25          The Horror Mill. 71 pages. (28)
6          26          Hot Money. 2 versions, 31 pages. (239)
6          27          Hotel Hades. 46 pages. (86)
7          1          The Hound from Hell. 54 pages. (62)
7          2          Infant from Hell. 48 pages. (107)
7          3          Interlude in Spring. 2 versions, 69 pages.
7          4          The Invisible Hangman. 2 versions, 84 pages. (295)
7          5          Jack Horner’s Murder Pie. 12 pages. (75)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Rogers Terrill, Editor, Popular Publications. August 2, 1935.
7          6          Judgment. 2 versions, 18 pages.
7          7          Key to Murder. 40 pages. (183)
7          8          A Killer Comes Calling. 4 versions, 61 pages. (248)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Associate Publisher, Detective Tales. December 19, 1939.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Ken Crossen, Editor, Detective Fiction Weekly. February 1, 1940.
7          9          Killer’s Circus. 26 pages. (160)
7          10          Killer’s Ten Percent. 24 pages. (250)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Paul A. Johnston, Editor, Detective Fiction Weekly. June 27, 1941.
7          11          The Lay Editor. 11 pages. (348)
7          12          Left Handed Matches. 13 pages. (1)
7          13          A Letter From Mother. 3 pages. (S302)
7          14          Life Ends at Midnight. 2 versions, 95 pages. (70)
7          15          The Living Flame. 43 pages. Astounding Stories, February 1934.
7          16          Lost in Time. 43 pages. Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1937. (6)
                                     Includes editing  suggestion from Leo Margulies, Editorial Director, Thrilling Wonder Stories. April 2, 1936.
                                     Includes letter from Zagat to Leo Margulies granting permission to make cuts. April 3, 1936.
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Charlotte Lane, Secretary to Leo Margulies. January 4, 1937.
                                     Includes letter from Zagat to Leo Margulies for “The Story Behind the Story,” January 13, 1937.
7          17          Love Me to Death. 37 pages. (338)
7          18          Lucifer’s Laboratory. 54 pages. (69)
7          19          Lucifer’s Star. 18 pages. (286)
7          20          The Man Who Did Not Die. 45 pages. Terror Tales, December 1934. (249)
7          21          The Man Who Studied Fear. 53 pages. (65)
7          22          The Man With the Broken Face. 24 pages. (262)
7          23          The Mark of Cain. 33 pages. (282)
                                     Includes rejection letter from George Post, Editor, Argosy. July 24, 1941
7          24          Master of Accidents. 51 pages. Dime Mystery Magazine, October 1938. (201)
7          25          The Master of Sorro. 32 pages. (58)
8          1          A Match for Red Finger. 17 pages. (90)
8          2          A Matter of Time. 2 versions, 31 pages. (45)
8          3          A Medal for Colonel Bronling. 74 pages. 
                                     Includes rejection letter from L. Jerome Stanton, Associate Editor, Future Science Fiction, October 24, 1947.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Malcolm Reiss, Editor, Planet Stories.
8          4          Medicine for Murder. 110 pages. (237)
8          5          Memory. 2 versions, 40 pages. (16)
8          6          Messiah of the Damned. 58 pages. (178)
8          7          Metered Murder. 19 pages. (241)
8          8          Midnight Stopover. 2 versions, 36 pages. (117)
8          9          Midnight Tour. 13 pages. (81)
8          10          The Moonlight Trail. 5 versions, 80 pages. (271)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Peggy Graves, Editor, New Love Magazine. October 8, 1947.
8          11          Murder by Magic. 19 pages. (209)
8          12          Murder by Magic. Radio Script. 20 pages. (343)
8          13          Murder Comes to the Party. 26 pages. (230)
8          14          Murder for Fun. 19 pages. (299)
8          15          Murder in Miniature. 57 pages. (57)
8          16          Murder in Miniature. 29 pages. (324)
8          17          Murder is a Game. 84 pages. (251)
8          18          Murder is Catching. 47 pages. (153)
8          19          Murder on the Air. 20 pages. (147)
8          20          Murder Scoops the Town. 2 versions, 94 pages. (159)
8          21          Murder Slept Here. 2 versions, 82 pages. (335)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Mac Phillips.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Robert W. Lowndes, Editor, Crack Detective Stories. December 3, 1947.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Alden H. Norton, Editorial Director, New Detective. November 14, 1947.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Leo Margulies. December 16, 1947.
                                     Includes letter from Zagat to Harry Widmer, Popular Publications. January 17, 1949.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Harry Widmer, Managing Editor, Popular Publications. January 21, 1949.
                                     Includes letter from Zagat to Leo Margulies. January 26, 1949.
                                     Includes letter to Nat Schachner from Leo Margulies. June 30, 1949.
9          1          Murder While Insane. 49 pages. (89)
9          2          Murder Without Sound. 2 versions, 73 pages. (234)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Detective Fiction Weekly. July 27, 1939
9          3          The Night Runner. 20 pages. (8)
9          4          No Escape from Destiny. 25 pages. Startling Stories, May 1948. (331)
9          5          No Sissy. 46 pages. (190)
9          6          No Trouble. Empty Envelope. (229)
9          7          Not So Slow. 6 versions, 154 pages.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Executive Editor, Argosy. February 4, 1949
                                     Includes rejection letter from Eleanor Stierhem, Fiction Editor, Today’s Woman. January 6, 1949
                                     Includes rejection letter from Kathryn Bourne, Associate Editor, Cosmopolitan. November 4, 1948
                                     Includes rejection letter from “W.B.M.”
9          8          Nothing to Write. 3 pages. (300)
9          9          Number of the Beast.50 pages. (112)
9          10          Number Ten, Primrose Lane. 2 versions, 32 pages. (3)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Don Moore, Managing Editor, Argosy. November 19, 1931.
9          11          Obey Orders. 19 pages. (130)
9          12          The Odd Trick. 20 pages. (7)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Don Moore, Managing Editor, Argosy. November 9, 1931.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Joseph T. Shaw, Editor, Black Mask. September 18, 1931.
9          13          On the Home Front. 6 pages. (310)
9          14          One Up On Murder. 38 pages. (195)
9          15          Out of the Night. 36 pages.
9          16          Outlawed Justice. 43 pages. (171)
9          17          Patients for Doctor Death. 35 pages. (228)
9          18          The Payoff. 20 pages.
9          19          Payton Prowls. 2 versions, 47 pages. (4)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Joseph T. Shaw, Editor, Black Mask. July 15, 1951
                                     Includes rejection letter from Carl Happel, Editor, Clues and All Star Detective Stories. August 26, 1931
9          20          Peril’s Primer. 16 pages. (154)
9          21          The Phantom Iceman. 34 pages. (126)
9          22          The Phantom Marchers. 20 pages. (258)
9          23          Phantoms of Vengeance. 30 pages. (103)
9          24          Pink Gin and Murder. 27 pages. (163)
9          25          Poison on Tap.15 pages. (49)
9          26          Political Plunder Payoff. 24 pages. (132)
9          27          Portrait of a Killer. 2 versions, 101 pages. (336)
10          1          Preview. 2 versions, 21 pages. (312)
10          2          The Promise. 18 pages. Detective Fiction Weekly, September 25, 1937. (166)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Charles Ingerman, Editor, Detective Fiction Weekly. July 6, 1937.
10          3          The Purple Death Light. 20 pages. (233)
10          4          Receipt for Death. 41 pages. (342)
10          5          Recipe for Death. Empty Envelope. (97)
10          6          Red Finger and Hell’s Ambassador. 19 pages. (157)
                                     Published in Operator #5 magazine under the title of “Envoy of Doom.”  July 1937.
10          7          Red Finger and the Black Death. 13 pages. (63)
                                     Published in Operator #5 magazine under the title of “Caged Horror,” April 1935.
10          8          Red Finger and the Death Flower. 19 pages. (127)
                                     Published in Operator #5 magazine under the title of “Death’s Toy Shop,” January 1937.
10          9          Red Finger and the Death Ray. 18 pages. (104)
                                     Published in Operator #5 magazine under the title of “Red finder—Spy Poison!” June-July, 1936.
10          10          Red Finger and the Murder Trio. 19 pages. (123)
10          11          Red Finger Crosses a Doublecross. 14 pages. (165)
                                     Published in Operator #5 magazine under the title of “The Spy Who Stole Death,” September 1937.
10          12          Red Finger’s Murder Messenger. 16 pages.  (184)
                                     Published in Operator #5, March/April 1938.  Same title.
10          13          Red Finger—Spy Poison!  See: Red Finger and the Death Ray.
10          14          Rendezvous in Hell. 7 pages. (85)
10          15          Rendezvous with Terror. 59 pages. (140)
10          16          The Revolt of the Machines. With Nat Schachner. 36 pages. Astounding Stories, July 1931
10          17          The Right to Dream. 3 versions, 70 pages. (337)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Dorothy McIlwraith, Editor, Short Stories. May 6, 1948.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Managing Editor, Argosy. December 11, 1947
                                     Includes letter to Nat Schachner from Charles S. Strong, Associate Editor, Standard Magazines. July 29, 1949.
10          18          Rules. 7 versions, 29 pages. (320)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Executive Editor, Argosy. June 14, 1949.
10          19          Satan Has Wings. 37 pages.
10          20          Satan Stalks the Slum. 64 pages. (151)
10          21          Satan’s Courtesan. 29 pages. (136)
10          22          Satan’s Handmaiden. 2 versions, 83 pages. (40)
10          23          Satan’s Murder Trap. 52 pages. (223)
10          24          The Schooner From Hades. 33 pages. (71)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Rogers Terrill, Editor, Popular Publications.
10          25          See a Pin, Pick it Up. 2 versions, 44 pages. (270)
10          26          The Sharger System. 27 pages. (330)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Leo Margulies, Editorial Director, Standard  Magazines. March 14, 1947.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Managing Editor, Argosy. February 27.
10          27          Shoes. 12 pages. (148)
                                     Includes release of rights from Rogers Terrill, Associate Publisher, Popular Publications. January 14, 1937.
10          28          The Silver Bullet. 17 pages. (R297)
10          29          Slaves of the Lamp. 116 pages. Astounding Science Fiction, August 1946. (309)
10          30          Slight Case of Murder. 19 pages. (333)
10          31          Smart Guy. 10 pages. (291)
                                     Includes rejection letter from George Post, Editor, Argosy. November 23, 1941.
11          1          The Snake. 13 pages. (122)
11          2          Snakedrums, Booming. 37 pages.
11          3          Song of the Cakes. 19 pages. Oriental Stories, Fall 1931
11          4          Sorcerer’s Rosebush. 20 pages. (278)
11          5          Souvenir. 27 pages. (23)
                                     Includes rejection letter from C.W., Editor, Argosy. March 23, 1938.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Charles Ingerman, Editor, Detective Fiction Weekly. March 3, 1938.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Alden H. Norton, Editor, Detective Fiction Weekly. August 6, 1934.
11          6          The Spider’s Parlor. 19 pages. (170)
11          7          Stars, Inc. With Nat Schachner. 32 pages.
11          8          Stolen Hours. 56 pages. (88)
11          9          Stolen Hours. 24 pages. (210)
11          10          Stolen Hours. 2 versions, 58 pages. (R293)
11          11          Sunward Flight. 2 versions, 112 pages. Super Science Stories, February 1943. (285)
                                     Includes letter from George Post, Editor, Argosy. October 1, 1941.
                                     Includes letter from George Post, Editor, Argosy. September 5, 1941.
11          12          Table for Two. 2 versions, 10 pages. Weird Tales, January 1942. (240)
                                     Includes acceptance letter from Dorothy McIlwraith, Editor, Weird Tales. August 25, 1941.
                                     Includes rejection letter from John W. Campbell Jr., Editor, Unknown. April 4, 1941.
11          13          Taps at Eleven. 24 pages. Detective Fiction Weekly. August 2, 1941. (276)
11          14          Teamwork. 10 pages. (269)
                                     Includes letter to Ed Bodin, Agent, from DeWitt Wallace, Editor, Reader’s Digest. July 17, 1941.
                                     Includes letter from Ed Bodin, Agent. July 16, 1941.
11          15          The Terrible Waif. 21 pages. (307)
11          16          Terror Goes to a Picnic. 21 pages. (305)
11          17          The Terror House. 34 pages. (30)
11          18          Terror on Morris Street. 24 pages. (185)
11          19          Terror’s Gray Web. 66 pages. (194)
11          20          Thanks for the Apple. 3 versions, 21 pages. (318)
11          21          That Damned Dog (1). Various chapters and drafts. 192 pages.
11          22          That Damned Dog (2). Various chapters and drafts. 200 pages.
12          1          That Damned Dog (3). Various chapters and drafts. 186 pages.
12          2          That Damned Dog (4). Various chapters and drafts. 177 pages.
12          3          The Thing to Fear. 10 pages. (125)
12          4          The Third Son. 35 pages. Detective Fiction Weekly, January 7, 1939
12          5          Thirst of the Living Drowned. 67 pages. (44)
12          6          This Dreadful House. 35 pages. (46)
12          7          Three From Hell. 53 pages. (162)
12          8          The Tightrope. 9 pages. (137)
12          9          Time to Kill. 27 pages. (189)
12          10          To Beat the Dutch. 13 pages. (316)
12          11          To Murder, With Love. 4 versions, 54 pages. (284)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Arnold Gingrich, Editor, Esquire.
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Associate Publisher, Popular Publications. March 20, 1942
12          12          To Writers, With Love. 14 pages. Writer’s Year Book, 1943. (315)
12          13          Too Tough to Kill. 13 pages. (120)
12          14          Torture Kill. 55 pages. (168)
12          15          The Tower of Evil. With Nat Schachner. 56 pages. Wonder Stories Quarterly, Summer 1930.
12          16          Trapped. 4 versions, 21 pages. (317)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Managing Editor, Argosy.  July 10, 1945
                                     Includes rejection letter from Alexander Gardiner, Editor, The American Legion Magazine. July 25, 1945.
12          17          Trial By Fire. 10 pages, (105)
12          18          Trust Me To Slay. 2 version, 103 pages. (345)
13          1          Twentieth Story Death. 17 pages. (41)
13          2          Two Wrongs. 2 versions, 55 pages. (279)
13          3          Unlawful Justice. 34 pages. (197)
13          4          Venus Station. 58 pages. Science Fiction Stories, April 1943. (273)
                                     Includes rejection letter from John W. Campbell, Editor, Astounding Science Fiction. May 23, 1941.
13          5          The Wakeful Foe. 43 pages. (339)
13          6          Walk Softly, Death. 47 pages. Popular Detective, May 1948. (327)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Rogers Terrill, Managing Editor, Argosy. January 13, 1947.
13          7          Wall Street Snatch. 20 pages. (196)
13          8          Waterfront Hell. 33 pages. (56)
13          9          Wedding in Hell. 47 pages. (214)
13          10          What I Have, I Hold. 10 pages. (102)
13          11          When Love Went Mad. 58 pages. Terror Tales, January 1935. (52)
13          12          When the Desert Spawned. 56 pages. (60)
13          13          When the Sleepers Woke. 31 pages. Astounding Stories, November 1932. (9)
13          14          The Winding Stair. 49 pages. (225)
13          15          With Infantry Support. 9 pages. (314)
13          16          X Marks the Spy. 18 pages. (242)
13          17          Yellow Contraband. 16 pages. (108)
13          18          You Can Only Hang Once. 2 copies, 31 pages. (287)
                                     Includes rejection letter from Paul A. Johnston, Editor, Detective Fiction. September 8, 1941.
13          19          You Can’t Go Back. 16 pages. (277)
13          20          Your Husband is Mad. 33 pages. (54)
13          21          Folder of clippings, untitled scenes, outlines and character sketches.