Manuscripts for Silence of the Llano : Short Stories

For his collection of short stories, Silence of the Llano, only the first draft is available online. The original manuscript document is in the collections of the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico Libraries. The complete collection finding aid is available on the Rocky Mountain Online Archive (RMOA) Website.


Zia Summer, Typescript, Edited, Pages 1-143 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B04-F12)

The first section of an early draft of Zia Summer, which Anaya began working on in 1990. This typescript, dates April 1990, contains many handwritten editorial comments and corrections.

Zia Summer, Typescript, Edited, Pages 144-271 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B04-F13)

The second section of an early draft of Zia Summer, which Anaya began working on in 1990. This typescript, dates April 1990, contains many handwritten editorial comments and corrections.

Zia Summer, Rewrite, Edited, Pages 1-142 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B04-F14)

The first part of a revised early draft of Zia Summer. This rewrite, dated November 1990, incorporates the previous draft’s editorial comments from earlier in the year, and the manuscript is relatively clean, containing minimal handwritten edits.

Zia Summer, Rewrite, Edited, Pages 172-316 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B04-F15)

The second part of a revised early draft of Zia Summer. This rewrite, dated November 1990, incorporates the previous draft’s editorial comments from earlier in the year, and the manuscript is relatively clean, containing minimal handwritten edits.

Zia Summer, Rewrite, Slightly Edited. (MSS 321 BC / B04-F16)

This is another version of the draft Anaya began working on in November of 1990. There are very few minor editorial comments in this manuscript, handwritten in pencil.

Zia Summer, Rewrite, Slightly Edited, Pages 1-200 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B04-F17)

This rewrite of Zia Summer is dated June 1991, and is slightly different from the November 1990 draft. The manuscript contains very minor editorial comments and corrections.

Zia Summer, Rewrite, Slightly Edited, Pages 201-334 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B04-F18)

This rewrite of Zia Summer is dated June 1991, and is slightly different from the November 1990 draft. The manuscript contains very minor editorial comments and corrections.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript. (MSS 321 BC / B04-F19)

A revised draft of Zia Summer, with minor editorial comments and marginal notes.

Zia Summer, Revised, Edited Typescript, Pages 1-173 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B04-F20)

This is the first part of a revised draft of Zia Summer. The typescript, dated May 1992, contains handwritten notes and suggestions from Anaya’s wife, Pat, as well as his literary agent, Susan Bergholz.

Zia Summer, Revised, Edited Typescript, Pages 174-345 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B04-F21)

This is the second part of a revised draft of Zia Summer. The typescript, dated May 1992, contains handwritten notes and suggestions from Anaya’s wife, Pat, as well as his literary agent, Susan Bergholz.

Zia Summer, Slightly Revised Typescript, Pages 1-169 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F01)

The first section of a clean, revised and retyped draft of Zia Summer, dated June 8, 1992.

Zia Summer, Slightly Revised Typescript, Pages 170-334 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F02)

The second section of a clean, revised and retyped draft of Zia Summer, dated June 8, 1992.

Zia Summer, Revised Srart, Pages 1-50. (MSS 321 BC / B05-F03)

This is the opening section of Zia Summer, a revised start to the novel, dated October 1992. The pages contain handwritten editorial comments and corrections.

Zia Summer, Slightly Edited Typescript, Pages 1-217 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F04)

This draft, dated December 28, 1992, contains handwritten editorial corrections and marginal notes.

Zia Summer, Slightly Edited Typescript, Pages 218-547 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F05)

This draft, dated December 28, 1992, contains handwritten editorial corrections and marginal notes.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript, Slightly Edited, Pages 1-246 (Part 1 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F06)

The first part of a slightly edited draft of Zia Summer, dated January 14, 1993. The handwritten comments in this manuscript are minimal and address minor stylistic concerns in the novel.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript, Slightly Edited, Pages 247-470 (Part 2 of 2). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F07)

The second part of a slightly edited draft of Zia Summer, dated January 14, 1993. The handwritten comments in this manuscript are minimal and address minor stylistic concerns in the novel.

Zia Summer, Comments from Susan Bergholz, Rewrite. (MSS 321 BC / B05-F08)

This is a letter from Susan Bergholz, Anaya’s literary agent, in which she includes typed as well as handwritten comments and suggestions relating to the Zia Summer manuscript. The folder contains a rewrite of the first 50 pages of the novel.

Zia Summer, Typescript, Minimally Edited, Pages 1-174 (Part 1 of 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F09)

The first section of a photocopied typescript, which Anaya submitted to Warner Books in June of 1993. The draft contains minor editorial corrections and suggestions in red ink.

Zia Summer, Typescript, Minimally Edited, Pages 175-377 (Part 2 of 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F10)

The second section of a photocopied typescript, which Anaya submitted to Warner Books in June of 1993. The draft contains minor editorial corrections and suggestions.

Zia Summer, Typescript, Minimally Edited, Pages 378-497 (Part 3 of 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F11)

The third section of a photocopied typescript, which Anaya submitted to Warner Books in June of 1993. The draft contains minor editorial corrections and suggestions.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript, Slightly Edited, with Correspondence from Warner Books, Pages 1-165 (Part 1 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F12)

This is the first part of a revised typescript of Zia Summer, returned from Warner Books on March 9, 1994 with comments and minor corrections from the editor, Coleen Kaplein.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript, Slightly Edited, with Correspondence from Warner Books, Pages 166-304 (Part 2 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F13)

This is the second part of a revised typescript of Zia Summer, returned from Warner Books on March 9, 1994 with comments and minor corrections from the editor, Coleen Kaplein.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript, Slightly Edited, with Correspondence from Warner Books, Pages 305-497 (Part 3 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F14)

This is the third part of a revised typescript of Zia Summer, returned from Warner Books on March 9, 1994 with comments and minor corrections from the editor, Coleen Kaplein.

Zia Summer, Revised and Slightly Re-Edited Typescript, Pages 1-178 (Part 1 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F15)

This is the first part of a revised draft of Zia Summer, dated June 1994. The folder contains handwritten notes concerning character development and chapter organization, as well as minor in-text edits.

Zia Summer, Revised and Slightly Re-Edited Typescript, 179-374 (Part 2 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F16)

This is the second part of a revised draft of Zia Summer, dated June 1994. The folder contains handwritten notes concerning character development and chapter organization, as well as minor in-text edits.

Zia Summer, Revised and Slightly Re-Edited Typescript, 375-524 (Part 3 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B05-F17)

This is the third part of a revised draft of Zia Summer, dated June 1994. The folder contains handwritten notes concerning character development and chapter organization, as well as minor in-text edits.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript, Pages 1-184 (Part 1 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B06-F01)

The first part of a revised, clean draft of Zia Summer, dated June 24, 1994. The revision incorporated editorial suggestions from the previous drafts.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript, Pages 185-358 (Part 2 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B06-F02)

The second part of a revised, clean draft of Zia Summer, dated June 24, 1994. The revision incorporated editorial suggestions from the previous drafts.

Zia Summer, Revised Typescript, Pages 359-526 (Part 3 0f 3). (MSS 321 BC / B06-F03)

The third part of a revised, clean draft of Zia Summer, dated June 24, 1994. The revision incorporated editorial suggestions from the previous drafts.

Zia Summer, Edited Typescript, Pages 1-171 (Part 1 of 3). (MSS 321 BC / B06-F04)

The first section of the revised draft that was completed in June of 1994. The manuscript contains major structural and stylistic editorial comments dated August 1994.

Zia Summer, Edited Typescript, Pages 172-342 (Part 2 of 3). (MSS 321 BC / B06-F05)

The second section of the revised draft that was completed in June of 1994. The manuscript contains major structural and stylistic editorial comments dated August 1994.

Zia Summer, Edited Typescript, Pages 343-526 (Part 3 of 3). (MSS 321 BC / B06-F06)

The third section of the revised draft that was completed in June of 1994. The manuscript contains major structural and stylistic editorial comments dated August 1994.