Guide to the Lilla A. Heston (1927-1984) Papers

Collection Title: Lilla A. Heston (1927-1984) Papers
Dates: 1948-1984
Identification: 20/28
Creator: Heston, Lilla, 1927-1984
Extent: 17 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Lilla Heston was a professor in the Interpretation Department of the School of Speech at Northwestern University. She was a prolific author, editor, and performer, focusing on drama and the interpretation of literature. She wrote numerous articles and reviews relating to literature and performance, edited textbooks on drama, and adapted, directed, and performed in scores of stage productions throughout her career. The Lilla Heston papers are arranged into the following subseries: biographical materials and correspondence, professional organizations records, Interpretation departmental records, teaching materials, scripts, and writings and speeches.
Acquisition Information: The University Archives acquired this series in three accessions from Prof. Heston’s mother and from School of Speech Dean Roy Wood (Accessions #84-129, #84-170, and 484-216). The addition to the Lilla A. Heston Papers was acquired by the University Archives from Carol Simpson Stern, Chair, Department of Performance Studies as Accession #88-268 on November 14, 1988.
Processing Information: Kevin B. Leonard and Erik W. Goldstrom, March 8, 1985.
Separated Materials: Several long-playing records, reel-to-reel audio tapes, and audio tape cassettes have been separated to the University Archives' recorded sound collection. Included among these recordings are:Dolly K. Elligson, Seals, Sea Gulls and Other Sounds (Chicago: Systems for Education Inc., 1966). A two record album with accompanying reader. Narration by Lilla Heston.America Listens to Literature (Scott, Foresman and Company, 1959). A two record album to accompany The United States in Literature. Selections read by Lilla Heston, Robert Breen, and Gertrude Breen among others. Narrated by Robert Breen.America Listens to Literature (Scott, Foresman and Company, 1959). A one record album to accompany Good Times Through Literature. One selection read by Lilla Heston. Other selections read by Robert and Gertrude Breen, and Lew Sarett. Narrated by Robert Breen.America Listens to Literature (Scott, Foresman and Company, 1959). A one record album to accompany Exploring Life Through Literature. One selection read by Lilla Heston, others read by Robert Breen. Narrated by Robert Breen.A Survey of English Poetry (Lakeland, Florida: Imperial Film Company, Inc., n.d.) Readings by Lilla Heston on Record #966-1, Side A: Bands 2, 6; Record 1966-2, Side A: Bands 3,6, Side B: Band 6.Antigone (copy of long-playing record on tape cassette), performed by Lilla Heston.Lilla Heston Faculty Performance, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Sept. 20, 1983 (tape cassette).Lilla Heston, Interpretation Department (?) Performance of Icelandic Sagas, n.d. (quarter-inch reel-to-reel audio tape). Tape also includes Robert Breen” reading of the “Once and Future King.”Lilla Heston, Far East Program (?), n.d. quarter-inch reel-to-reel audio tape.In the addition, one folder of material concerning the Provost's Advisory Council on the Arts was transferred to the University Archives general files. 1/2 box of correspondence between Wallace Bacon, Chair of the Interpretation Department, and Roy V. Wood, Dean of the School of Speech, was transferred to the Wallace Bacon Papers 20/22. The letters dated from September 1978 to March 1979. They were filed chronologically by date in the Wallace Bacon Papers, box 8 folder 6. Eight memos from the Dean of the Graduate School's office (Clarence Ver Steeg), dating from September 1978 to March 1984, were transferred to the Dean of the Graduate School's general files.
Conditions Governing Access: Box 2, Folder 3, Departmental Correspondence may be used only with permission of the Dean of the School of Speech. Course Materials in Box 2, Folder 6 and Box 3, Folders 8, 9, and 12, and materials pertaining to the Northeast Missouri State University Prose Fiction Workshop, Box 7, Folder 8 may be used only with permission of the University Archivist. The addition has no restrictions.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Lilla A. Heston was born in St. Helen, Michigan on October 1, 1927, the daughter of Chester L. and Lilla (Charlton) Heston. After graduating from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, Heston began her collegiate studies at Northwestern University in 1945. Majoring in theatre, she took a B.S. degree from Northwestern's School of Speech in 1949. Heston resumed her studies at Northwestern in 1957 and the following year received an M.A. degree in Interpretation. For two years beginning in 1958 she served as an instructor of English at Vassar College and in 1961 she returned to Northwestern to begin work on her doctorate. At the same time she accepted an appointment as an instructor in the School of Speech's Interpretation Department. Completing her degree in 1965, Heston accepted the position of assistant professor. In 1968, the University promoted her to associate professor and in 1973 she attained the rank of professor. From 1979 to her death on May 30, 1984, Heston served as chair of the Interpretation Department.

Heston was a prolific author, editor, and performer and the scope of her work, focusing on drama and the interpretation of literature, was wide-ranging. She wrote numerous articles and reviews relating to literature and performance, edited textbooks on drama, and adapted, directed, and performed in scores of stage productions throughout her career. Heston also served as a consultant and performer in the production of several educational audio recordings and as a participant on two television programs. A detailed list of her writings and major production activities may be found in Box 1, Folder 1 of the papers.

Heston was a leading scholar in her field and she both lectured and performed for workshops and seminars held at numerous colleges and universities. She was an active and prominent member of several professional organizations. Heston was secretary, chair, Newsletter editor, and member of various committees of the Interpretation Division of the Speech Communication Association (SCA). She also served as a member of both the Legislative Assembly and Resolutions Committee of the SCA. Heston was an associate editor for the Quarterly Journal of Speech from 1977 through 1980 and for Literature in Performance from 1979 through 1984. She was also a member of the editorial board of Illinois Speech News.

Heston's participation in Northwestern University-related activities was extensive and involved memberships on the Calendar, Undergraduate Life, Fulbright Scholarship, Honorary Degree, Study Abroad, Graduate Program in Literature, and General Faculty committees. She was a faculty advisor for Mortarboard, a faculty associate of Jones Performing Arts Residential College, and a member of the Council on the Arts. Heston served as a faculty advisor to the School of Speech Senate and as a member of the School's Undergraduate Affairs; Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure; Creative Writing Program; Theatre & Interpretation Administrative; and Season Performance Events committees.

Scope and Content

The Lilla Heston papers fill fourteen boxes and span the dates from 1948 to 1984. The bulk of the papers date from the late 1970s. The Papers are arranged into the following subseries: biographical materials and correspondence, professional organizations records, Interpretation departmental records, teaching materials, scripts, and writings and speeches.

The biographical materials include vitae, clippings, press releases, activity reports, diplomas, certificates, and production programs documenting Heston's career. The correspondence includes letters between Heston and poet Kathryn Aal and director Alvina Krause. Also found here is a folder of correspondence pertaining to Heston's chairmanship of the Interpretation Department, a folder of general correspondence, and a folder of tributes and sympathy notes written upon Heston's death.

A small amount of professional organizations records date from the late 1970s and document Heston's work on behalf of the Speech Communication Association, the SCA Interpretation Division, and the Illinois Speech & Theatre Association.

A few folders of Interpretation Department records pertain largely to the activities of the Theatre and Interpretation Administrative Committee and departmental staffing, production scheduling, and related administrative matters dating from Heston's tenure as department chair.

Teaching materials fill about four boxes and include mainly course and teacher evaluations and course materials from both undergraduate and graduate courses taught by Heston. The course materials, arranged sequentially by course number, are comprised of syllabi, bibliographies, lecture notes, examination questions, and a few completed examinations. Also included are Heston's research and lecture notes on authors, specific works of literature, and literary topics. These notes are arranged alphabetically by folder title, i.e., author, title, or topic.

Scripts used by Heston for both personal performances and in directing students and other performers are arranged in folders alphabetically by subject or performance title. Related to these scripts are Heston's annotated copies of published novels, poetry, and plays. These annotated works are boxed at the end of the series.

Heston's writings and speeches form the largest component of the papers, filling nearly eight boxes. Included are her doctoral dissertation, a study of author Henry James; draft and published articles; reviews; notes from and drafts of speeches; and several series of textbooks edited by Heston and published by McDougal, Littell & Company.

The addition to the Lilla A. Heston Papers fills three boxes. It consists of correspondence, letters of recommendation, course and teacher evaluations, 1974-1984, and a photocopy of the guest registry for Lilla A. Heston's funeral, May 30, 1984.

The correspondence comprises eleven folders of general correspondence and four folders of correspondence with Northwestern University administrators and colleagues, Virginia Hastings Floyd, (Ph.D., 1967); Tom W. Tillman, Associate Dean of the School of Speech; Clarence L. Ver Steeg, Dean of the Graduate School; and Roy V. Wood, Dean of the School of Speech. Heston's letters to Virginia Floyd concern the establishment of a conference in honor of Professor Wallace Bacon, upon his retirement in 1980. The correspondence with the Deans is largely in the form of memoranda sent to department chairs and members of the graduate faculty, of which Lilla Heston was both. The Letters within the folders are arranged chronologically by date. The eleven folders of general correspondence are arranged chronologically by date.

The letters of recommendation are for Heston's students who were applying for temporary jobs, teaching and other career-oriented positions, to graduate schools, and for fellowships.

Arrangement of Materials

The Papers are arranged into the following subseries: biographical materials and correspondence (grouped by document type), professional organizations records (arranged alphabetically), Interpretation departmental records (grouped by document type), teaching materials (divided into course and teacher evaluations and course materials, each arranged by course number, and research notes, arranged alphabetically by author, title, or topic), scripts (alphabetically by title or topic), and writings and lectures (grouped into writings and lectures, books edited by Heston, and books annotated by Heston).

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Interpretation--Faculty

Speech Communication Association. Interpretation Division

Personal Name

Heston, Lilla, 1927-1984

Heston, Lilla, 1927-1984--Correspondence

Krause, Alvina, -1981--Correspondence

Machan, Katharyn Howd, 1952- --Correspondence

Subjects

Speech--Study and teaching

Theater--Study and teaching (Higher)--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials & Correspondence
    • General Biographical Materials, 1948-1984, n.d.Box 1, Folder 1
    • Vitae, 1958-1983Box 1, Folder 2
    • Activity Reports, 1961-1984Box 1, Folder 3
    • Diplomas and Award Certificates, 1949-1978Box 1, Folder 4
    • Performance Programs, 1948-1983, n.d.Box 1, Folder 5
    • General Correspondence, 1955-1983Box 1, Folder 6
    • Kathryn Aal, 1981-1984Box 1, Folder 7
    • Alvina Krause, 1979-1981Box 1, Folder 8
    • Sympathy Cards and Letters, 1984Box 1, Folder 9
  • Professional Organizations
    • Illinois Speech & Theatre Association, 1981Box 1, Folder 10
    • Speech Communication Association, Conventions, 1979-1983Box 1, Folder 11
    • Speech Communication Association, Golden Anniversary Awards Committee, Correspondence, 1983Box 1, Folder 12
    • Speech Communication Association, Golden Anniversary Awards Committee, Articles Reviewed, 1983Box 1, Folder 13
    • Speech Communication Association, Golden Anniversary Awards Committee, Donald Ellis, 1983Box 1, Folder 14
    • Speech Communication Association, Interpretation Division Chairmanship, 1971-1972Box 2, Folder 1
  • Interpretation Department
    • Departmental Correspondence, 1979-1983Box 2, Folder 2
    • Departmental Correspondence, 1979-1983, n.d.Box 2, Folder 3
        Conditions governing access:  Restricted
    • Theatre & Interpretation Center, Production Guidelines and Schedules, 1979-1981Box 2, Folder 4
    • Theatre Manager Position, Candidates, n.d.Box 2, Folder 5
  • Teaching Materials
    • Graduate Students, Examinations and Prospectuses, 1979-1980, n.d.Box 2, Folder 6
        Conditions governing access:  Restricted.
    • Course and Teacher Evaluation Council: Evaluation Records
      • Interpretation A03-21, Spring 1981-1982Box 2, Folder 7
      • Interpretation A03-22, Spring 1982-1983Box 2, Folder 8
      • Interpretation B10-3-20, Fall 1978-1979Box 2, Folder 9
      • Interpretation B10-2-20, Fall 1979-1980Box 2, Folder 10
      • Interpretation B10-3-20, Winter 1978-1979Box 2, Folder 11
      • Interpretation B10-2-20, Winter 1979-1980Box 2, Folder 12
      • Interpretation B10-3-20, Spring 1980-1981Box 2, Folder 13
      • Interpretation B10-2-20, Spring 1981-1982Box 2, Folder 14
      • Interpretation B10-3-20, Spring 1982-1983Box 2, Folder 15
      • Interpretation C22-20, Winter 1979-1980Box 2, Folder 16
      • Interpretation C22-20, Winter 1980-1981Box 2, Folder 17
      • Interpretation C22-20, Winter 1981-1982Box 2, Folder 18
      • Interpretation C22-20, Winter 1982-1983Box 2, Folder 19
      • Interpretation D10, Fall 1979-1980Box 2, Folder 20
      • Interpretation D10-20, Fall 1980-1981Box 2, Folder 21
      • Interpretation D10-20, Fall 1981-1982Box 2, Folder 22
      • Interpretation D10-20, Fall 1982-1983Box 2, Folder 23
      • Interpretation D10-20, Fall 1983-1984Box 2, Folder 24
      • Interpretation D12-20, Spring 1978-1979Box 2, Folder 25
      • Interpretation D12-20, Spring 1979-1980Box 2, Folder 26
      • Interpretation E18-20, Fall 1981-1982Box 2, Folder 27
      • Interpretation E18-20, Fall 1982-1983Box 2, Folder 28
    • Course Materials
      • Interpretation A03, 1982, 1983Box 2, Folder 29
      • Interpretation B10-2, 1971-1982, n.d.Box 2, Folder 30
      • Interpretation B10-3, 1973-1984, n.dBox 3, Folder 1
      • Interpretation B10, Examination and Performance Materials, 1984?Box 3, Folder 2
      • Interpretation C11, 1968, 1973, n.d.Box 3, Folder 3
      • Interpretation C18, 1958, 1960-1961,1965, n.d.Box 3, Folder 4
      • Interpretation C21, 1976Box 3, Folder 5
      • Interpretation C22, 1967-1984, n.d.Box 3, Folder 6
      • Interpretation C22, Lecture Notes, n.d.Box 3, Folder 7
      • Interpretation C22, Examinations, Winter 1984Box 3, Folder 8
          Conditions governing access:  Restricted
      • Interpretation C22, Examinations, Winter 1984Box 3, Folder 9
          Conditions governing access:  Restricted
      • Interpretation D10, 1980, 1984Box 3, Folder 10
      • Interpretation D10, Lecture Notes, n.d.Box 3, Folder 11
      • Interpretation D10, Student Papers, 1983Box 3, Folder 12
          Conditions governing access:  Restricted
      • Interpretation D12, 1979, 1984Box 3, Folder 13
      • Interpretation E18, n.d.Box 3, Folder 14
      • Doctoral Honors Seminar, The Phenomenon of Performance, 1973Box 3, Folder 15
      • Doctoral Honors Seminar, The Phenomenon of Performance, 1973Box 3, Folder 16
      • Bibliography of Sources in Interpretation, c. 1950-1973, n.d.Box 3, Folder 17
      • Personal Course Materials, Bibliographies and Graduate Papers, c. 1956Box 4, Folder 1
      • Textbook Orders and Reserve Book Lists, 1976-1984Box 4, Folder 2
    • Research and Lecture Notes
      • Absurdist Drama, n.d.Box 4, Folder 3
      • The American Dream, n.d.Box 4, Folder 4
      • Being There, n.d.Box 4, Folder 5
      • Beowulf, n.d.Box 4, Folder 6
      • The Birthday Party, n.d.Box 4, Folder 7
      • Kenneth Burke, A Grammar of Motives, n.d.Box 4, Folder 8
      • The Caretaker, n.d.Box 4, Folder 9
      • Characterization, n.d.Box 4, Folder 10
      • Seymour Chatman, n.d.Box 4, Folder 11
      • Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, n.d.Box 4, Folder 12
      • Joseph Conrad, n.d.Box 4, Folder 13
      • Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim, n.d.Box 4, Folder 14
      • The Crying of Lot 49, n.d.Box 4, Folder 15
      • Death of a Salesman, n.d.Box 4, Folder 16
      • Desire Under the Elms, n.d.Box 4, Folder 17
      • A Doll's House, n.d.Box 4, Folder 18
      • Dostoevsky's Poetics, n.d.Box 4, Folder 19
      • The Dumb Waiter, n.d.Box 4, Folder 20
      • Each in His Own Way, n.d.Box 4, Folder 21
      • The Elephant Man, n.d.Box 4, Folder 22
      • Endgame, n.d.Box 4, Folder 23
      • The Father, n.d.Box 4, Folder 24
      • William Faulkner, n.d.Box 4, Folder 25
      • William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying, n.d.Box 4, Folder 26
      • Fiction and Women, n.d.Box 4, Folder 27
      • Athol Fugard, Notebooks, n.d.Box 4, Folder 28
      • Haiku, n.d.Box 4, Folder 29
      • Happy Days, n.d.Box 4, Folder 30
      • How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation, n.d.Box 4, Folder 31
      • Ibsen, Ghosts, n.d.Box 4, Folder 32
      • Ibsen, Ghosts, Mrs. Alving, n.d.Box 4, Folder 33
      • Ibsen, Hedda Gabler, n.d.Box 4, Folder 34
      • Ibsen's Women: The Men in Their Lives, n.d.Box 4, Folder 35
      • Henry James, n.d.Box 4, Folder 36
      • Henry James, The Golden Bowl, n.d.Box 4, Folder 37
      • Henry James, Novel Form ofBox 5, Folder 1
      • Henry James, Point of ViewBox 5, Folder 2
      • Henry James, Point of View, Narrative Method, n.d.Box 5, Folder 3
      • ;Henry James, The Spoils of Poynton, n.d.Box 5, Folder 4
      • Henry James, Wings of the Dove, n.d.Box 5, Folder 5
      • Jerzy Kosinski, The Painted Bird, n.d.Box 5, Folder 6
      • A Lesson from Aloes, n.d.Box 5, Folder 7
      • The Lesson, n.d.Box 5, Folder 8
      • Long Day's Journey into Night, n.d.Box 5, Folder 9
      • The Master Builder, n.d.Box 5, Folder 10
      • Miss Julie, n.d.Box 5, Folder 11
      • Mourning Becomes Electra, n.d.Box 5, Folder 12
      • Nabokov, n.d.Box 5, Folder 13
      • Anais Nin, n.d.Box 5, Folder 14
      • Novel Structure, n.d.Box 5, Folder 15
      • Novels and Novelists, n.d.Box 5, Folder 16
      • Oral Interpretation, n.d.Box 5, Folder 17
      • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, n.d.Box 5, Folder 18
      • Thomas Pynchon, n.d.Box 5, Folder 19
      • Rhinoceros, n.d.Box 5, Folder 20
      • Riddley Walker, n.d.Box 5, Folder 21
      • Robbe-Grillet, n.d.Box 5, Folder 22
      • The Room, n.d.Box 6, Folder 1
      • Rosmersholm, n.d.Box 6, Folder 2
      • G.B. Shaw, St. Joan, n.d.Box 6, Folder 3
      • The Skin of Our Teeth, n.d.Box 6, Folder 4
      • A Streetcar Named Desire, n.d.Box 6, Folder 5
      • To the Lighthouse, n.d.Box 6, Folder 6
      • A Touch of the Poet, n.d.Box 6, Folder 7
      • Uncle Vanya, n.d.Box 6, Folder 8
      • Waiting for Godot, n.d.Box 6, Folder 9
      • The Wild Duck, n.d.Box 6, Folder 10
      • The Zoo Story, n.d.Box 6, Folder 11
  • Scripts
    • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1980Box 6, Folder 12
    • Boccaccio, The Decameron, n.d.Box 6, Folder 13
    • Chekhov, The Three Sisters, n.d.Box 6, Folder 14
    • Conrad, Lord Jim>, n.d.Box 6, Folder 15
    • Conrad, Mary Kingsley, n.d.Box 6, Folder 16
    • Dinesen, n.d.Box 6, Folder 17
    • Dinesen, The Ring, n.d.Box 6, Folder 18
    • English Renaissance Verse, n.d.Box 6, Folder 19
    • James, The Beast in the Jungle, n.d.Box 6, Folder 20
    • James, The Beast in the Jungle, Production Materials, 1982-1983Box 6, Folder 21
    • James, Washington Square, n.d.Box 6, Folder 22
    • Kafka, The Bucket Rider, n.d.Box 6, Folder 23
    • Franz Kafka: A Montage, 1972Box 6, Folder 24
    • The Man Who Was Milligan, n.d.Box 6, Folder 25
    • Masters, Spoon River Anthology, 1983Box 6, Folder 26
    • Maupassant, The Signal, n.d.Box 6, Folder 27
    • Four Stories by Guy de Maupassant, n.d.Box 6, Folder 28
    • Mill and His Platonica: John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor, n.d.Box 6, Folder 29
    • A.A. Milne Revisited, 1976Box 6, Folder 30
    • John Milton, Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity, Northwestern University Holiday Program, 1980Box 6, Folder 31
    • 0 Where Have You Been?, 1981Box 6, Folder 32
    • Pinter, The Room, n.d.Box 6, Folder 33
    • Poems, n.d.Box 6, Folder 34
    • Saki, 1975Box 6, Folder 35
    • Songs of Experience, 1982Box 6, Folder 36
    • Gertrude Stein, Have They Attacked Mary. He Giggled., n.d.Box 7, Folder 1
    • Gertrude Stein Departmental Show, 1978Box 7, Folder 2
  • Writings and Lectures
    • Doctoral Dissertation: “A Study of Point of View in Three Novels by Henry James,” Chapters 1-2, 1965Box 7, Folder 3
    • Doctoral Dissertation: Ch. 3, 1965Box 7, Folder 4
    • Doctoral Dissertation: Ch. 4, 1965Box 7, Folder 5
    • Doctoral Dissertation: Ch. 5-Bibliography, 1965Box 7, Folder 6
    • The Authentic Voice, 1982Box 7, Folder 7
    • The Broken Tower: a Metaphorical View, 1961Box 7, Folder 8
    • Dental School Speech, n.d.Box 7, Folder 9
    • Early Graduate Education: Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Final Draft, c. 1983Box 7, Folder 10
    • Early Graduate Education: Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Preliminary Drafts, c. 1983Box 7, Folder 11
    • Early Graduate Education: Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Correspondence, 1979-1983Box 7, Folder 12
    • Early Graduate Education: Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Research Materials, n.d.Box 7, Folder 13
    • Early Graduate Education: Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Research Materials, n.d.Box 7, Folder 14
    • Early Graduate Education: Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Research Materials, n.d.Box 7, Folder 15
    • Early Graduate Education: Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Bibliographic Notes, n.d.Box 8, Folder 1
    • An Exploration of the Narrator in Robbe-Grillet's, Jealousy, 1973Box 8, Folder 2
    • History of the Northwestern University School of Speech, Lecture, c. 1981Box 8, Folder 3
    • Interpretation Theory As It Relates to the Study of Prose Fiction, 1981Box 8, Folder 4
    • The Interpreter and the Structure of the Novel, 1973Box 8, Folder 5
    • “Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim in Performance, “ 1982Box 8, Folder 6
    • Memoirs of a Former Stray, c. 1978Box 8, Folder 7
    • Northeast Missouri State University, Prose Fiction Workshop, 1979-1980Box 8, Folder 8
        Conditions governing access:  Restricted
    • Northwestern Library Council Lecture, n.d.Box 8, Folder 9
    • A Note on Prose Fiction: the Performance of Dialogue Tags, 1972Box 8, Folder 10
    • Point of View in The Violent Bear It Away, n.d.Box 8, Folder 11
    • The Presence of Literature, c. 1978Box 8, Folder 12
    • Prose Fiction Speech, n.d.Box 8, Folder 13
    • Prose Perspectives Speech, n.d.Box 8, Folder 14
    • Readers Theatre and Workshops, 1981Box 8, Folder 15
    • Research in Interpretation in, 1977, 1979Box 8, Folder 16
    • Reviews, Miscellaneous, 1967-1968, 1981, n.d.Box 8, Folder 17
    • “Richard II: A Study in Movement“, 1961-1969Box 8, Folder 18
    • The Solo Performance of Prose Fiction, 1975Box 8, Folder 19
    • A Study of Selected Poetry of William Butler Yeats, 1960Box 8, Folder 20
    • A Tribute to Wallace Bacon, 1979Box 8, Folder 21
    • The Very Oral Henry James, n.d.Box 8, Folder 22
    • Voice and the Problem of Enactment: From M.M. Bakhtin to Performer, Final Draft, c. 1983Box 8, Folder 23
    • Voice and the Problem of Enactment, Rough Draft, c. 1983Box 8, Folder 24
    • Voice and the Problem of Enactment, Correspondence, 1983Box 8, Folder 25
    • Voice and the Problem of Enactment, Research Materials, ca. 1983Box 8, Folder 26
    • Books Edited by Heston
      • The Man Series (Evanston: McDougal, Littel & Co., 1970-1971)
        • Man in the Dramatic Mode, Volumes 1-4 and Teacher's Manuals
        • Man in the Dramatic Mode, Volumes 5-6 and Teacher's Manuals
      • The Concerns of Man Series (Evanston: McDougal, Littel & Co., 1972)
        • The Search for SelfBox 10, Volume 1
        • The Search for Self, Teacher's ManualBox 10, Volume 2
        • The FamilyBox 10, Volume 3
        • The Family, Teacher's ManualBox 10, Volume 4
        • LoveBox 10, Volume 5
        • Love, Teacher's ManualBox 10, Volume 6
        • BrotherhoodBox 10, Volume 7
        • Brotherhood, Teacher's ManualBox 10, Volume 8
        • War & PeaceBox 10, Volume 9
        • War & Peace, Teacher's ManualBox 10, Volume 10
      • The Nature of Man Series (Evanston, McDougal, Littel & Co., 1972)
        • Being AliveBox 10, Volume 11
        • Being Alive, Teacher's ManualBox 10, Volume 12
        • Man & Other AnimalsBox 10, Volume 13
        • Man & His ImaginationBox 10, Volume 14
        • Man & His Imagination, Teacher's ManualBox 10, Volume 15
        • Man in ActionBox 11, Volume 1
        • Man ThreatenedBox 11, Volume 2
      • Drama Lives! Series (Evanston: McDougal, Littel & Co.)
        • Drama Lives!(Orange Level)Box 11, Volume 3
        • Drama Lives! (Orange Level) Teacher's ManualBox 11, Volume 4
        • Drama Lives! (Green Level)Box 11, Volume 5
        • Drama Lives! (Green Level) Teacher's ManualBox 11, Volume 6
        • Drama Lives! (Red Level)Box 11, Volume 7
        • Drama Lives! (Red Level) Teacher's ManualBox 11, Volume 8
        • Drama Lives! (Blue Level)Box 11, Volume 9
        • Drama Lives! (Blue Level) Teacher's ManualBox 11, Volume 10
      • Literature Lives! Series (Evanston: McDougal, Littel & Co., 1975-1976)
        • Literature Lives! (Orange Level)Box 11, Volume 11
        • Literature Lives! (Green Level)Box 12, Volume 1
        • Literature Lives! (Red Level)Box 12, Volume 2
        • Literature Lives! (Blue Level)Box 12, Volume 3
        • Literature Lives! (Blue Level)Box 12, Volume 4
        • Teacher's ManualBox 12, Volume 5
      • Literature Lives! Series (Evanston: McDougal, Littel & Co., 1977)
        • Becoming MeBox 13, Volume 1
        • Understanding OthersBox 13, Volume 2
        • Understanding Others, Teacher's ManualBox 13, Volume 3
        • Winning and LosingBox 13, Volume 4
        • Taking a StandBox 13, Volume 5
        • Taking a Stand, Teacher's ManualBox 13, Volume 6
        • SurvivingBox 13, Volume 7
        • The World Around UsBox 13, Volume 8
        • The World Around Us, Teacher's ManualBox 13, Volume 9
        • Flights of FantasyBox 13, Volume 10
        • Flights of Fantasy, Teacher's ManualBox 13, Volume 11
    • Books Annotated by Heston
      • Dinesen, Anecdotes of DestinyBox 14, Volume 1
      • “Donne,Complete Poetry and Selected Prose”Box 14, Volume 2
      • Faulkner, Go Down, MosesBox 14, Volume 3
      • Faulkner, Requiem for a NunBox 14, Volume 4
      • Faulkner, SanctuaryBox 14, Volume 5
      • O'Neill, Long Day's Journey into NightBox 14, Volume 6
      • Williams, A Streetcar Named DesireBox 14, Volume 7
  • Addition
    • Correspondence and Related Materials
      • Virginia H. Floyd, 1979-1983Box 15, Folder 1
      • Tom W. Tillman, 1978-1983Box 15, Folder 2
      • Clarence L. Ver Steeg, 1978-1984Box 15, Folder 3
      • Roy V. Wood, 1978-1984Box 15, Folder 4
      • Letters of Recommendation, 1974-1984Box 15, Folder 5
      • Correspondence, General, 1978Box 15, Folder 6
      • Correspondence, General, Jan-June 1979Box 15, Folder 7
      • Correspondence, General, July-Dec 1979Box 15, Folder 8
      • Correspondence, General, Jan-July 1980Box 16, Folder 1
      • Correspondence, General, Aug-Dec1980,Box 16, Folder 2
      • Correspondence, General, Jan-June 1981Box 16, Folder 3
      • Correspondence, General, July-Dec1981Box 16, Folder 4
      • Correspondence, General, Jan-June 1982Box 16, Folder 5
      • Correspondence, General, July-Dec1982Box 17, Folder 1
      • Correspondence, General, 1983Box 17, Folder 2
      • Correspondence, General, 1984Box 17, Folder 3
      • Course and Teacher Evaluations, n.d.Box 17, Folder 4
      • Photocopy of Guest Registry Funeral of Lilla A. Heston, May 30, 1984Box 17, Folder 5