Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Larry McMurtry and Diana Osanna Papers, 1890-2004



Collection Summary

Creator: McMurtry, Larry
Title: Larry McMurtry and Diana Osanna Papers
Dates: 1890-2008, bulk dates 1980-2008
Abstract: These papers represent a broad view of Larry McMurtry’s literary career, including his collaborations with Diana Ossana. Handwritten notes, editorial correspondence, annotated typescripts, and production material show the creative process for McMurtry’s (and Ossana’s) novels, screenplays, teleplays, and essays. While many works are included here, Streets of Laredo and Dead Man’s Walk are among the most fully documented. Additional materials include speeches by McMurtry, and family photographs dating from ca. 1890-2008.
Identification: MS 276
Quantity: 76 lin. ft. (131 boxes)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Larry McMurtry was born June 3, 1936, in Wichita Falls, TX, the son of William Jefferson, a rancher, and Hazel Ruth (McIver) McMurtry. McMurtry earned a B.A. degree from North Texas State College (now University) in 1958 and an M.A. from Rice University in 1960 with additional study at Stanford University. He married Josephine Ballard, July 15, 1959. In 1962, their son, singer songwriter James McMurtry, was born. In 1966, the couple divorced. McMurtry’s teaching career began at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, where he taught from 1961 to 1962. From there he returned to his alma mater Rice University, as a lecturer in English and creative writing, 1963-69. He then moved north to Virginia and Washington D.C. and taught as Visiting professor at George Mason College, 1970, and at American University, 1970-71.

His first book, Horseman Pass By, was published in 1961 by Harpers, New York, and won a Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. McMurtry has since published a steady stream of novels, screenplays, teleplays, and essays has emerged as one of Texas' most prominent fiction writers. Though he lived outside Texas for two decades, McMurtry has drawn themes for many of his novels from the uneasy interaction between his native state's mythic past and its problematic, ongoing urbanization during the later decades of the twentieth century. His earliest works, such as the critically acclaimed Horseman, Pass By and The Last Picture Show, expose the bleak prospects for adolescents on the rural ranches or in the small towns of west Texas, while his novels written in the 1970s, including Terms of Endearment, trace Texas characters drawn into the urban milieus of Houston, Hollywood, and Washington, D.C.

His 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove, received high praise for its realistic detailing of a cattle drive from the late nineteenth century. The book is a transformation into fiction of a part of Texas history the author previously approached in his essays on cowboys, ranching, and rodeos.

As a spokesman for the status of modern Texas letters, McMurtry has been known to criticize some Texas writers for their tendency to overlook the potentially rich material to be found in Texas's modern, industrialized society and growing urban areas. In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas, he concluded: "Texas writers are sometimes so anxious to avoid the accusation of provincialism that they will hardly condescend to render the particularities of their own place, though it ought to be clear that literature thrives on particulars. The material is here, and it has barely been touched. If this is truly the era of the Absurd, then all the better for the Texas writer, for where else except California can one find a richer mixture of absurdities? Literature has coped fairly well with the physical circumstances of life in Texas, but our emotional experience remains largely unexplored, and therein lie the drama, poems, and novels."

McMurtry became writing partners with Diana Ossana of Arizona for the screenplay “Pretty Boy Floyd”, in 1993, and has collaborated with her on many screenplays, teleplays, and novels since then. Although at the time Ossana had not previously published or even considered herself a “writer”, the pair found that her research skills, discipline, editing style and knack for writing female dialogue in particular complemented McMurtry’s work. (See essay entitled “Ours”, Box 68 F. 1, describing the beginnings of this collaboration.)

In addition to being a teacher and writer, McMurtry is also a savvy businessman, the founder and owner of renowned bookshops by the name of “Booked Up” in Washington, D.C.; Archer City, Texas; and Arizona.

Awards: Wallace Stegner fellowship, 1960; Jesse H. Jones Award, Texas Institute of Letters, 1962, for Horseman, Pass By; Guggenheim fellowship, 1964; Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award (Oscar) for best screenplay based on material from another medium, 1972, for The Last Picture Show; Barbara McCombs/Lon Tinkle Award for continuing excellence in Texas letters, Texas Institute of Letters, 1986; Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Spur Award from Western Writers of America, and Texas Literary Award from Southwestern Booksellers Association, all 1986, all for Lonesome Dove; Robert Kirsch Award, Los Angeles Times, 2003, for McMurtry's body of work that "grows out of and reflects brilliantly upon the myth and reality of the American West in all of its infinite variety."

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003.


Scope and Contents

These papers represent a broad view of Larry McMurtry’s literary career, including his collaborations with Diana Ossana. Handwritten notes, editorial correspondence, annotated typescripts, and production material show the creative process for McMurtry’s (and Ossana’s) novels, screenplays, teleplays, and essays. While many works are included here, Streets of Laredo and Dead Man’s Walk are among the most fully documented. Additional materials include speeches by McMurtry, and family photographs dating from ca. 1890-2008.


 

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged in the following series:
Series I. Works, 1974-2004 (110 boxes)
Series II. New York Review of Books, 1997-2002 ( 1 lin. ft.; 2 boxes)
Series III: Speeches, 1990-1995, n.d.
Series IV. Works by Others, ca. 1980-1999 (5 lin. ft., 10 boxes).
Series V. Personal Photographs, ca. 1890-1999. (0.5 lin. ft., 1 box)
Series VI: General correspondence, 1997
Series VII: James McMurtry correspondence, 1968-1972
Series VIII: Addendum, 1997-2008 (9 boxes)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Larry McMurtry and Diana Osanna Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Names:
McMurtry, Larry.
Osanna, Diana.
Organizations:
Rice University -- English professors.
Subjects:
Writers – Texas.
College professors – Texas.
College professors – Virginia.
College professors – Washington, DC.
Formats
Notes.
Typescripts.
Correspondence.
Teleplays.
Screenplays.
Galleys.
Press releases.
Newsclippings.
Reviews.
Videotapes.
Audiocassettes.
Photographs.
Titles:
Anything for Billy (novel) -- archives
Anything for Billy (screenplay) -- archives
Sin Killer (novel) -- archives
The Wandering Hill (novel) -- archives
Buffalo Girls, novel-- archives
Buffalo Girls, teleplay-- archives
Comanche Moon, novel-- archives
Crazy Horse: A Life, novel-- archives
Dead Man’s Walk, novel-- archives
Dead Man’s Walk, screenplay-- archives
Duane’s Depressed (novel) -- archives
Evening Star (novel) -- archives
Evening Star (screenplay) -- archives
Father Knows Best (screenplay) -- archives
Johnson County Wars (teleplay) -- archives
The Late Child (novel) -- archives
Leaving Cheyenne (teleplay) -- archives
Paradise (biography) -- archives
Pretty Boy Floyd (novel) -- archives
Pretty Boy Floyd (screenplay) -- archives
Roads (novel) -- archives
Some Can Whistle (novel) -- archives
The Standoff (screenplay) -- archives
Streets of Laredo (novel) -- archives
Streets of Laredo (teleplay) -- archives
Texasville (screenplay) -- archives
Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen (novel) -- archives
White Boy (screenplay) -- archives
Winning of the West (screenplay) -- archives
Zeke and Ned (novel) -- archives

Related Material

See also Larry McMurtry letters, MS 418, Woodson Research Center.

Additional Larry McMurtry papers available at Southwestern Writers Collection, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.: · Larry McMurtry papers (http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/archives/writers/mcmurtry.html) · and Lonesome Dove miniseries production materials (http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/archives/film/lonesome_dove.html) · Texas Monthly magazine archives (http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/archives/tm/index.html) · Photographs of McMurtry in Jay Milner Papers,1960-1993 (http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/archives/writers/milner.html)

Larry McMurtry papers also located at University of Houston Special Collections and Archives (http://info.lib.uh.edu/sca/index.html).


Separated Material

Books and other published items have been cataloged separately.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Larry McMurtry and Diana Osanna Papers , MS 276, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Provenance

Purchased from Larry McMurtry, 1999 and 2008.


Books by McMurtry


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I. Works, 1974-2004
(110 boxes)

Arranged in alphabetical order by title of the work, whether it is a novel, a screenplay, a teleplay, or an essay. Many works are featured both as novels and screenplays or teleplays, and are filed in order according to which was created first. Essays are often represented by an annotated draft of the piece, and in other cases only by the essay “as published”, meaning the published version is the only version in this collection. Novels are represented by handwritten notes, annotated typescripts, galleys, editorial correspondence, contract correspondence, publicity notes and correspondence, cover and dustjacket art.
Screenplays and teleplays are generally those originally written by McMurtry (in many cases along with Ossana) but in some cases are works based on McMurtry’s works but written by others. This material is generally represented by notes, character lists, “step sheets” or plot outlines, annotated typescripts, and depending on how developed the project became, it could also include editorial and contract correspondence, and extensive production material for the film or teleplay (tv miniseries). Production material would include notes and correspondence regarding casting, director selection, music, locations, editing; shooting schedules; call sheets; videotape of “dailies” (daily footage shot) and various edited versions; publicity plans and materials, and more.
Most heavily featured works include Dead Man’s Walk (pre-quel to Lonesome Dove), and Streets of Laredo (sequel to Lonesome Dove), both of which include drafts of the novels and screenplays, and all extensive production material for the teleplays.
“All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers”, screenplay by Polly Platt, based on McMurtry’s novel
box folder
1 1 First draft , May 6, 1991
2 Draft, no date, includes note from author
3 Draft, no date
Anything for Billy, novel
box folder
1 4-5 First draft, n.d.
box folder
2 1-2 Second draft, n.d.
3-4 Annotated “final” draft with correspondence from publisher
5 Galleys for 1988 publication
box folder
3 1 Galleys for 1988 publication
“Anything for Billy”, screenplay written with Ossana
box folder
3 2 Trial draft, Oct.-Nov., 1995
3 Notes and scene list, n.d. (ca. 1995)
4 “New draft”, Jan. 1996
5 “New draft”, n.d.
6 Draft, Feb. 20, 1996
7-8 Draft, June 3, 1997
box folder
4 1 Draft, Dec., 2001
Berrybender Series Book I: Sin Killer
box folder
4 2-4 First draft, n.d.
5 Notes, draft fragments, n.d.
box folder
5 1-2 Second draft
Berrybender Series, Book II: The Wandering Hill
box folder
5 3-5 First draft, n.d.
box folder
6 1 First draft, n.d., cont.
2 “Best Seller!” essay, as published in Potomac Magazine, 1974
3 “Bitterroot”, screenplay, trial draft, Nov. 1, 1992
Boone’s Lick : A Yarn, novel
box folder
6 4-5 First draft, n.d.
box folder
7 1-2 Final draft, n.d.
“Boone’s Lick”, screenplay
box folder
7 3 Step sheet & first draft, n.d.
4 Draft, July 20, 2001
5 “Brokeback Mountain” screenplay by McMurtry & Ossana, based on story by Annie Proulx, typescript, n.d.
Buffalo Girls, novel (almost titled “The Evening Dews”)
box folder
7 6 First draft, n.d.
box folder
8 1-2 First draft, n.d., cont.
3-5 Second draft (?), n.d.
box folder
9 1 Handwritten and typewritten fragments, n.d.
2 Typewritten fragments, n.d.
3 Galleys for 1990 publication
4-5 Galleys for 1990 publication (photocopy?)
“Buffalo Girls”, teleplay by Cynthia Whitcomb
box folder
9 6 Part I, first draft, April 28, 1992
box folder
10 1 Part II, first draft, May 22, 1992
2 Part I, draft, March 22, 1994
3 Part II, draft, April 26, 1994
4 Dispute with CBS, legal correspondence, Sept. – Dec., 1994
5 Publicity newsclippings regarding television production featuring Melanie Griffith and Angelica Houston (photocopies), 1995
6 Publicity stills of actors (2)
7 Videotape: “temp 3/14/95 Part I & II”
8 Videotape: “Night I, 5/13/1995” Videotape: “Night II, 5/13/1995”
box folder
11 1 “Bush & Brush”, essay, n.d.
2 “By-pass Surgery – A Patient’s View”, essay, typescript, n.d.
3-4 “Cadillac Jack”, screenplay by Libby Sullivan?, n.d.
“Charlie Gallagher”, My Love, screenplay by McMurtry
box folder
11 5 Fragment, with note from LM to DO, n.d.
6 Fragment, n.d.
7 Full draft, n.d.
8 Photocopy of original novel by Simon Kent, 1960
Comanche Moon, novel
box folder
11 9-10 First draft, n.d.
box folder
12 1-3 First draft, n.d., cont.
box folder
13-14 - First draft “Diana’s copy”, n.d.
box folder
15-16 - First draft “Diana’s copy” with additional annotations, n.d.
box folder
17 1 Character list, n.d.
2 Extra pages, first draft
Crazy Horse: A Life, biographical novel
box folder
17 3 Handwritten draft, n.d.
4 First typewritten draft, n.d.
5 Correspondence with editor Jim Atlas at Viking Press, with annotated fragments, March 1998
6 Excerpt to be published, 1998
7 “Darling Jane … Yellowstone 1884”, annotated typescript of letter, possibly to be incorporated into larger work
Dead Man’s Walk – novel (pre-quel to Lonesome Dove)
box folder
18 1 Handwritten notes
2-5 First draft, n.d.
box folder
19 1 First draft, n.d., cont.
2-3 Draft, n.d., pgs. 1-502 only
4 Final draft, n.d.
box folder
20 1-4 Final draft, n.d., cont.
5 Draft with typesetting notes, n.d.
box folder
21 1-4 Draft with typesetting notes, n.d., cont.
box folder
22 1-4 Master 1st proof, n.d.
5-8 Page proofs, n.d.
box folder
23 1-4 Page proofs, June 13, 1995
5 Contracts, 1995
6 Editorial correspondence, 1995
7 Synopses, 1995
8 Hand drawn map of Texas state locations featured in novel
9 Dust jacket drafts and correspondence, May 1995-Jan. 1996
10 Reviews, 1995-1996
“Dead Man’s Walk” – teleplay written with Ossana
box folder
24 1 Script draft, 6/1/1995
2 Early draft, n.d.
3 First reader’s draft, 7/5/1995
box folder
25 1 Annotated version of First reader’s draft, 7/5/1995
2 First draft, 7/17/1995
3 Draft, 7/30/1995
4 Story notes from wrangler & stunt meeting, 8/7/1995
box folder
26 1 “Final draft”, McMurtry’s copy, 8/21/1995
2 Draft with revisions, 8/21/1995
3 Step sheets and notes, 8/23/1995
4 Second draft, 8/24/1995
5 “Final draft,” 9/1/1995
box folder
27 1 “Final draft,” 9/1/1995, lightly annotated
2 “Final draft,” 9/1/1995, heavily annotated
3 Shooting script, n.d.
4 Script with comments by Eula Dookeen on Indian scenes, Oct. 14-16, 1995
box folder
28 1 Costume, weapons and prop research
2-3 Casting (notes, various actors’ photographs & resumes)
box folder
29 1 Casting (various actors’ photographs & resumes)
2 Casting notes and correspondence, August, 1995
3 Crew resumes, Aug. 1995
4 Character list with notes on casting, Sept. 1995
5 Scene list, Sept. 1995
6 Set locations correspondence, July-Sept., 1995
7 Shooting schedules, Sept.-Nov., 1995
8 Correspondence regarding script, locations, shooting, production
box folder
30 1-2 Call sheets, Oct.-Dec., 1995 (2f)
3 Set binder with production notes, omitted scenes
box folder
31 1-2 Set binder, Larry McMurtry, dated 9/21/1995, includes crew list, script, and November 1995 additions
3 Script copyediting correspondence
4 Comanche dialogue notes
5 Production reports, Oct.-Nov.,1995
6 McMurtry’s comments of first dailies, Oct., 7, 1995
7 Directors correspondence (re. selection of director, and early correspondence with Yves Simoneau), June 1995-Feb. 1996
8 Network notes (ABC correspondence re. script, scenes, casting), Aug. 1995-March 1996
9 Photographs from set
10 Post-production correspondence, Feb.-March, 1996
box folder
32 1 Notes on various “cuts” or film edits
2 Memos, Oct. 1995
3 Music correspondence and notes, Oct. 1995
4 Music cd’s and cassettes by various artists, many Native American
box folder
33 1-2 Publicity: newsclippings, April-May, 1996 (2f)
3 Publicity: advertising and radio campaigns, Aug. 1995-Jan. 1996
4 Press kits
5 Artwork drafts for film packaging and new paperback cover
6 Final video in original box, inside “Dead Man’ Walk” presentation bag
Videos: Dailies
box
34 #101 (10/06/1995) thru #116 (10/17/1995)
box
35 #117 (10/18/1995) thru #135 (11/6/1995)
box
36 #136 (11/7/1995) thru #151 (11/18/1995)
box
37 #152 (11/19/1995) thru #168 (12/6-7/1995
box
38 #169 (12/8-9/1995 thru #179 (12/15-16/1995 & Viewing dubs: #201 (10/06/1995) thru #206 (10/11/1995)
box
39 #207 (10/13/`1995) thru #225 (11/13/1995)
box
40 #226 (11/14/1995) thru #242 (12/15/1995)
box
41 Video: Cuts
Director’s cut, Feb. 4, 1996 (3 tapes)
Valentine’s Day cut, Feb. 10, 1996, Part 1 (1 tape)
Producer’s Cut #2, Feb. 19-21, 1996 (3 tapes)
Producer’s Cut #3, Feb. 26, 1996 (1 tape)
Network cut Parts 1 & 2, March 1-2, 1996 (2 tapes)
Network cut #2, Parts 1 & 2, March 8, 1996 (2 tapes)
Network cut (Reformatted) Part 1, March 12-15, 1996 (3 tapes)
Final network cut, March 20-21, 1996 (2 tapes)
Mix, April 9-13, 1996 (3 tapes)
Foreign cut #2, April 29, 1996 (5 tapes)
Foreign cut #3, May 3, 1996 (3 tapes)
Foreign alternatives, April 30, 1996 (1 tape)
Logo graphic, April 25, 1996 (1 tape)
box
42 Various Videos
Buffalo Hump test, 10/20/1995
Omitted scenes
Casting: New York tapings, 9-10/1995 (2)
Casting: for “Lady Carey”, 10/26/1995
Casting: Callbacks #2, 9/9 & 9/10/1995 (2)
Edits 1, 2, & 3, Santa Fe & Austin, 9/13 & 9/16, 1995
Tape 7, Austin, Part 2 of tape, (9/9 & 9/10/1995)
”This Morning” on CBS interview with Larry McMurtry, Nov. 14, 1995
“Good Morning America” and other programs interviewing Edward James Olmos, 5/10-11/1996
“Expedition footage: They Walk…”
“Mixed Up” Part 1, April 13, 1996
Scenes 8 & 9, 12/01/1995
Network cut, Reformatted, Part 1, March 12, 1996
Streets of Laredo, Ossana/McMurtry, locked picture, 2/13/1996
SC 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, Road Map
Audio cassettes
Hump’s son in Flotsam / Calvary Massacre, 3/19/1996
O’Henry sound studios, “Dead Man’s Walk”, 4/5/1996
O’Henry sound studios, “Dead Man’s Walk”, 4/5/1996 (masters)
O’Henry sound studios, “Dead Man’s Walk”, 4/2/1996
“The Desert Rose”
box folder
43 1 Screenplay by Terrence Malick, based on novel by McMurtry, first draft, 1985
2 Correspondence, 1995
Duane’s Depressed (novel)
box folder
43 3 Handwritten fragment, n.d.
4-6 First draft, n.d.
box folder
44 1 First draft, n.d. (cont.)
2-4 Final draft, n.d.
box folder
45 1 Final draft, n.d. (cont.)
2-5 Annotated typescript with printer’s marks
6 “Dunlup Crashes In”, essay typescript, 1975
Evening Star (novel)
box folder
46 1 Handwritten draft fragment, n.d.
2-5 Full draft, n.d.
box folder
47 1 Partial galley, 1992
2 Flap copy and cover art, 1992 & 1995
“Evening Star” (screenplay)
box folder
47 3 Draft, beginning on page 23, n.d.
4 “Ever a Bridegroom” essay as published in Texas Observer, Oct. 23, 1982
“Father Knows Best” (screenplay with Ossana)
box folder
47 5 Correspondence and early fragment in novel format, Aug. 1995
6 Early draft, undated, working-titled “Mother Leaves Father”, or “Anniversary”
7 Draft, July-August, 1994
8 Preliminary draft, Sept. 15, 1994
9 Preliminary draft, Nov., 1994
10 Trial draft, Nov. 30, 1994
box folder
48 1 Trial draft, with yellow notes, Nov. 30, 1994
2 First draft, Jan. 5, 1995
3 Draft, annotated, including opening montage, no date
4 Draft with red annotations, n.d.
5 New scenes for Margaret & Betty, n.d.
6 New scenes, various, n.d.
7 Treatment drafts, & correspondence regarding film project, Sept. 1995 – Jan. 1996
box folder
49 1 “Film Flam”, essay, galleys, 1987
2 “The Floating Opera”, screenplay by McMurtry & Philip Landeck (based on novel by John Barth), 1972
3 “Forlorn River”, screenplay character list and step sheet, n.d.
4 “From Mickey Spillane to Erica Jong” essay as published in Washington Monthly, May 1975
5 “Growing Up Treeless” essay as published in Texas Homes, July 1986
6 “Honky-Tonk Sue” (screenplay with Leslie Marmon Silko), first draft, Feb., 1984
7 “HUD” film publicity stills and posters
8 “In a Narrow Grave” foreword only, annotated typescript 1988
“Jim the Boy” (screenplay with Ossana, based on novel by Tony Earley)
box folder
49 9 Character list & stepsheet, n.d.
10 Draft, n.d.
11 Draft, Jan. 1, 2001
12 Revised draft, April 25, 2001
13 Fragment, n.d.
14 Notes and correspondence, 2001
“Johnson County Wars” (screenplay written with Ossana, based on novel Riders of Judgement, by Frederick Manfred)
box folder
50 1 “Zeno” draft, n.d.
2 Scene list and step sheet, n.d.
3 Draft, Sept. 11, 2000
4 Draft, Sept. 15, 2000
5 Revisions, Dec. 2000
6 Draft, Jan. 1, 2001
7 Blue shooting schedule, Mar. 2, 2001
box folder
51 1 Script, Feb. 25, with Mar. 5, 2001 revisions
2 Yellow shooting schedule, Mar. 7, 2001
3 Script, Feb. 25, with Mar. 16, 2001 revisions
4 New scenes, April 29, 2001
5 Script, Feb. 25, with revisions & schedules through May 8, 2001
6 Script notes, n.d.
box folder
52 1 Casting & location research, Sept. 2000-Feb., 2001
2 Notes on producer’s cut, Oct. 15-16, 2001
Videotapes
box folder
52 3 Johnson County War, Short List, tapes #1&2
Dailies
box
53 VT# 101 (shooting date 3/12/2001) – VT#140 (4/24/2001)
box
54 VT#141 (4/25/2001) – VT#155 (5/11/2001) VT#201 (3/20/2001) – VT#226 (5/15/2001)
box folder
55 1 Scenes 193 & 222
2 Editor’s Assembly, May 25, 2001 (3 tapes)
“Kentuckiana” – screenplay written with Ossana
box folder
55 3 First draft, Feb., 1985
4 Annotated first draft, n.d.
5 “Last Picture Show” movie stills and posters
The Late Child (novel)
box folder
56 1 Handwritten fragments and notes, n.d.
2-4 First draft (working titles include Top of the Tree, and Old Women Remember), n.d.
box folder
57 1 First draft (working titles include Top of the Tree, and Old Women Remember), n.d. (cont.)
2-4 Draft, n.d. (working title: Bright Eyes and Sweet Smile)
box folder
58 1 Draft, n.d. (working title: Bright Eyes and Sweet Smile) (cont.)
2-3 Draft fragment (pgs. 1-505)
4 Draft, n.d.
box folder
59 1-3 Draft, n.d. (cont.)
4 Draft with typesetting notes, n.d.
box folder
60 1-3 Draft with typesetting notes, n.d. (cont.)
4-5 Galley photocopy, pgs. 1-461, Feb. 1995
box folder
61 1 Dustjacket flap copy, correspondence, artwork, March-May, 1995
2 Reviews, March-May, 1995
“Leaving Cheyenne” (teleplay written with Ossana)
box folder
61 3 Character list
4 Step sheets
5 Pilot presentation, n.d.
6 Script fragment & correspondence, 8/16/1998
7 Correspondence and script, 12/8/1998
8 Script and notes, 12/13/1998
9 Lonesome Dove (novel), correspondence with Chinese translator, 1994
“Lonesome Dove” (screenplay by Bill Wittliff)
box folder
61 10 Draft, n.d.
box folder
62 1 Part One, 1st draft, Jan. 24, 1987
2 Part Two, 1st draft, Feb. 18, 1987
3 Part Three, 1st draft, May 25, 1987
4 Part Four, 1st draft, Aug. 15, 1987
5-6 Lonesome Dove, audio adaptation by Judith Benenson, July 2, 1989
box folder
63 1 “Lonesome Dove II” (screenplay by John Wilder), Dec. 17, 1991
2 “Return to Lonesome Dove”, correspondence from Wilder to McMurtry re. screenplay, Jan. 4, 1992
3 “Lonesome Dove – The Early Years” (screenplay by Wilder), Ch. 1, 1st draft, Jan. 14,1992
4 “Return to Lonesome Dove” (screenplay by John Wilder), Parts 1 & 2, March-May, 1992
5 “Return to Lonesome Dove” (screenplay by John Wilder), Revised 1st draft, August 17, 1992
box folder
64 1 “Return to Lonesome Dove” (screenplay by John Wilder), 2nd Revised draft, Oct. 1, 1992
2 “Lonesome Dove : The Series”, legal correspondence, 1994
3 “Lonesome Dove : The Series”, publicity photographs, n.d.
4 “The Real Lonesome Dove”, essay by Ikard Smith, n.d.
5 “Massacre at Fall Creek”, screenplay based on novel by Jessamyn West, 1975 (typescript with comments of Jack Clayton, McMurtry’s photocopy from University of Houston Special Collections)
6 “May Day in Chile”, essay typescript, n.d.
7 “Memphis” (screenplay written with Cybill Shepherd and 2nd rewrite by Susan Rhinehart, adapted from novel by Shelby Foote), 1990
“Montana” (screenplay)
box folder
64 8 Draft, 7/1980
9 Draft, 1/25/1988
box folder
65 1 Draft, 3/6/1988
2 Draft, 8/28/1989
“My Night at the White House” (essay)
box folder
65 3 Original draft, n.d.
4 Draft, n.d.
5 “News Without End, Amen” essay as published in Washington Journal in Review, Oct. 1977
6 “No More Cane on the Brazos: The Destruction of the Branch Davidians”, essay, 1st draft, annotated typescript, n.d.
“Old Misery: The Missouri River” (essay)
box folder
65 7 Handwritten notebooks (2)
8 Notes, clippings, correspondence
9 Notes, rough
10 Notes, typed
11 Draft, n.d.
12 “The Oranging of James Stewart; or, Mandarins for Black and White!” essay, 1st and 2nd draft typescripts, n.d.
Paradise (McMurtry family biography)
box folder
65 13 Map, travel information, correspondence, 1999-2000
14 Handwritten notes, n.d.
15 First draft, 8/14/2000
box folder
66 1-2 Final draft, n.d. (2f)
3 Galleys of artwork (b/w)Map, travel information, correspondence, 1999-2000
“Pretty Boy Floyd” (screenplay with Ossana)
box folder
66 4 Research materials (published books and pamphlets)
box
67 Research materials, cont.
box folder
68 1 “Ours”, an essay by McMurtry on his collaboration with Ossana on Pretty Boy Floyd
2 Research clippings and correspondence, 1994
3 Notes, May 1993, and n.d.
4 Correspondence with producer Jerry Weintraub, regarding Ossana’s role in writing Pretty Boy Floyd, 1993
5 “Early draft” #1, with character list, n.d.
6 “Early draft” #2, n.d.
7 “Early draft” #3, n.d.
8 “Early draft” #4, n.d.
box folder
69 1 Corrected version “by Roderick Taylor”, March 1993
2 Trial draft, June 30, 1993
3 Annotated trial draft, June 30, 1993
4 Preliminary draft, July 31, 1993
5 Annotated preliminary draft, July 31, 1993
box folder
70 1 First draft, Sept. 1, 1993
2 First draft, Sept. 15, 1993
3 Nancy Robert’s editorial notes on First draft, Sept. 15, 1993
4 Correspondence regarding possible casting, 1994
Pretty Boy Floyd (novel with Ossana)
box folder
70 5-6 First draft, n.d.
box folder
71 1-2 First draft, n.d. (cont.)
3 Draft fragment, n.d.
4-6 Second draft, n.d.
box folder
72 1 Second draft, n.d. (cont.)
2-5 Draft with typesetting marks, n.d.
box folder
73 1 Draft fragment, pgs. 549-739, n.d.
2-3 Page proofs, May 26, 1994 (2f)
4 Dustjacket and paperback cover artwork and correspondence, Jan.-March, 1995
5 Correspondence, 1994-1996
Reviews
box folder
73 6 August 1994
box folder
74 1 September 1994
2 October 1994
3 November 1994
4 December 1994
5 January 1995
6 March-July, 1995
Publicity
box folder
74 7 May-August, 1994
8 September 1994
box folder
75 1 October-November 1994
2 Booksigning photographs, McMurtry & Ossana, n.d.
3 General letters of congratulations, 1994
Roads (novel)
box folder
75 4 Handwritten notes and draft fragments, n.d.
5-6 First draft, n.d.
7-8 Second draft, n.d.
box folder
76 1 Sacajawea’s Nickname (book of essays), publisher’s final pages and correspondence, Sept. 6, 2001
2 “Silent Nights, Empty Days : Leaving Loneliness behind”, essay, as published, 1983
Some Can Whistle (novel)
box folder
76 3-5 First draft, n.d.
6 Draft with printer’s marks and correspondence, April 26, 1990
box folder
77 1-2 Draft with printer’s marks and correspondence, April 26, 1990 (cont.)
3 Excerpt published Nov.-Dec., 1989, Smart magazine
“The Standoff” (screenplay written with Ossana, based on novel St. Agnes’ Stand by Tom Eidson)
box folder
77 4 Published copies of Eidson’s novel (2)
5 Typewritten version of Eidson’s novel
6 Contract correspondence with MCA, Sept. 1993
7 Screenplay synopsis
8 Trial draft, Dec. 1, 1993
box folder
78 1 Trial draft, Dec. 1, 1993 (cont.)
2 Trial draft, Dec. 1993
3 Preliminary draft, Jan. 1994
4 First draft, March, 1994
5 First draft, May 23, 1994
box folder
79 1 Misc. cuttings and revisions, n.d.
2-4 Second draft, Jan. 31, 1995 (3f)
5 Draft, Feb. 7, 1995
6 Draft, Feb. 16, 1995
7 Draft, March 7, 1995
8 Notes, n.d.
9 Editorial and contract correspondence, Dec. 1994-March 1995
box folder
80 1 “The Storyteller”, handwritten notes, possibly for essay, n.d.
2-3 “Still Wild” compilation of short fiction
Streets of Laredo (novel)
box folder
80 4 Handwritten notes
5-6 First draft, n.d. (working title: “Crow Town”)
box folder
81 1-2 First draft, n.d. (working title: “Crow Town”) (cont.)
3-4 Second draft, n.d.
box folder
82 1-3 Second draft, n.d. (cont.)
box folder
83 1-4 Draft with typesetting marks, n.d.
“Streets of Laredo” (teleplay written with Ossana)
box folder
84 1 Novel with pages cut out and annotated by McMurtry
2-5 Scene lists, cut pages (from novel), rough first draft (4f)
box folder
85 1 Rough scene list, n.d.
2-3 Draft script, April 30, 1994
4 Draft, May 1, 1994
5 Draft, June 1, 1994
box folder
86 1 Rewrite, Oct., 1994
2 Draft, Oct. 1, 1994 (with scene revisions, Nov. 16, 1994)
3 Cuts, Dec. 6, 1994
4 Polish draft, Dec. 7, 1994
box folder
87 1 Production final draft, Dec. 14, 1994
2 Production final draft, Dec. 14, 1994 (with pink and blue pages)
3 Production final draft, Dec. 14, 1994, with revisions through Jan. 12, 1995
4 Script notes and correspondence regarding violence, July- Nov., 1994
5 Script notes and correspondence, 1992-1995
6 Notes on directors, Aug. 1994
7 Notes and correspondence re. composers, April-July, 1995
8 Music notes, Sept.-Oct., 1995
9 Casting notes and correspondence, Nov.-Dec., 1994
10 Production “welcome packet”, with Lajitas, Study Butte, and Marfa hotel and local information, Dec. 1994 – Jan. 1995
11 Crew lists, Dec. 1994 – Jan. 1995
box folder
88 1 Shooting schedules, plans, and reports, for Dec. 1994
2 Shooting schedules and reports, for Jan. 1995
3 Actors’ call sheets, Jan. 1995
4 Storyboards (scenes 13, 16, 249, 334)
5 Post-production schedule, dated Feb. 2, 1995, covering Jan.-Aug. 1995
6 Loop list (re. sound editing), June-July, 1995
7 Ossana’s notes on filmed scenes (n.d.)
8 McMurtry’s rough notes on dailies, n.d.
9 McMurtry’s typed notes on dailies, Jan. 1995
10 Director’s cut, notes & correspondence, April-May, 1995
11 Producer’s cut, 6 hr. version, notes & correspondence, June-July, 1995
12 Producer’s cut, shortening of 6 hr. version, notes & Correspondence, May-July, 1995
13 Correspondence re. VHS tapes & continuity lists, June 1995
Videotapes of daily shooting (“Dailies”)
box
89 #101 (1/4/1995) through #132 (2/13/1995
box
90 #133 (2/13/1995) through #154 (3/14/1995)
#201 (1/6/1995) through #211 (1/26/1995)
box
91 #212 (1/30/1995) through #224 (2/24/1995)
Videotapes edited into “Parts”, arranged chronologically
box
91 4/26/1995 Part I (1 tape)
4/26/1995 Part II (1 tape)
5/01/1995 Tape I (2 tapes)
5/02/1995 Part II (2 tapes)
5/12/1995 MOW Pt. I (1 tape)
5/16/1995 Part II cut 3 (2 tapes)
5/20/1995 Part II (2 tapes)
5/27/1995 Part I & II (1 tape each)
5/31/1995 Part I & II (1 tape each)
6/09/1005 Part I (2 tapes)
6/09/1995 Part II (1 tape)
box
92 6/9/1995 Part II (1 tape)
6/23/1995 Part III (1 tape)
7/08/1995 Part I (2 tapes)
7/08/1995 Part II (2 tapes)
7/08/1995 Part III (2 tapes)
7/25/1995 Network changes
8/03/1995 Part I (1 tape)
8/05/1995 Part I (1 tape)
8/05/1995 Part II (1 tape)
8/13/1995 “Final network cut” (2 tapes)
9/15/1995 Part I (2 tapes)
9/21/1995 Hrs. 5 & 6 tied (1 tape)
9/29/1995 Night 1 (2 tapes)
9/29/1995 Night 2 (2 tapes)
9/29/1995 Night 3 (2 tapes)
10/17/1995 Part I (1 tapes)
10/17/1995 Part II (1 tapes)
11/08/1995 “Tapes 1,2,3” (2 tapes)
11/08/1995 “Tapes 4 & 5” (3 tapes)
11/12/1995 as aired on CBS (3 tapes)
box
93 11/21/1995 (3 tapes)
Videotapes: 6 hour version of Streets of Laredo
6/12/1995 Part I (2 tapes)
6/12/1995 Part II (2 tapes)
6/12/1995 Part III (2 tapes)
6/23/1995 Part I (1 tape)
6/23/1995 Part II (1 tape)
8/11/1995 Part I (1 tape)
8/11/1995 Part II (1 tape)
8/11/1995 Part III (1 tape)
Parts II & III, Head credits, n.d.
box
93 Videotapes, undated
Hours 3 & 4
Gag reel
Night 2, screening cassette
Special effects – works in progress
Main titles, v.2 & v.3
box folder
94 1 Audiocassettes
10/28/1995 (2 tapes)
11/07/1995 (2 tapes)
Undated (2 tapes)
Section 80 (1 tape)
Sections 88 & 92 (1 tape)
Full song, Instrumental (melodic), Instrumental (rock)
box folder
94 2 Promo script drafts, Oct. 1995
3 Promotional video, May 1995
4 Publicity correspondence and artwork
5 Teasers, quotes, clips, Oct. 1995
6 Press kits and video presentation boxes
box folder
95 1-2 Reviews
3 Congratulatory letters, Nov. 1995
4 Ossana / McMurtry profile, videotapes, 1/18/1996 and 1/29/1996
5 Contract correspondence, Nov. 1995
box folder
96 - Oversize press kits
Terms of Endearment (novel)
box folder
97 1-4 Early annotated typescript, undated
“Terms of Endearment” (film)
box folder
97 5 Publicity stills and posters
“Texas Moon” (teleplay pilot written with Ossana)
box folder
97 6 Draft, Jan. 8, 1999
“Texasville” (screenplay, written with Peter Bogdanovich)
box folder
98 1 First draft, Aug. 18, 1988
2 Revised first draft, Sept. 1, 1988
3 Revised first draft, Sept. 20, 1988
4 McMurtry correspondence with agent Irving Lazar
5 “Trending Back to Texas” essay as published in Dallas Times Herald, April 1981
Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen (novel, semi-autobiographical)
box folder
98 6-9 Handwritten notes, beginning May 1997
box folder
99 1-2 First typed draft (alternate title, “The Dutchman’s Suicide”)
3 Annotated draft, n.d. (photocopy)
4 Color photographs of published book at gravesite of Al Sieber (1844-1907)
“White Boy” (screenplay)
box folder
99 5 Correspondence regarding contract and screenplay, 1998-99
6 Oral history interview transcript and correspondence with Jerry Craft, Jan. – Feb. 1999
7 Oral history interview transcript, Clarence Myles, n.d.
8 Oral history interview transcript, Carl Sedberry, Jr., March 1999
9 Character and scene lists, n.d.
box folder
100 1 Early draft “write through” and correspondence, June 2000
2 First draft, Aug. 24, 2000
3 Second version (also titled “Preliminary draft”), n.d.
4 Draft, Oct. 23, 2000
5 Second draft, Oct. 23, 2000
6 Fragment, March, 2001
7 Notes, n.d.
box folder
101 1 “White Line Fever”, essay typescript, 1998
“Winning of the West” (screenplay detailing history of the American West, written with Ossana)
box folder
101 2-4 Second draft, n.d. (3f)
5 Correspondence and notes, March-June, 2000
6 Episode III, and summary of all parts, June 20, 2000
7 Summary of each of 12 hours of teleplay, faxed copy dated 2/2/2004
box folder
102 1 Additions and corrections, n.d.
2 Draft, pgs. 1-197
3 Women Travellers project, note and correspondence, 1999-2000
Zeke & Ned (second collaborative novel written with Ossana)
box folder
102 4 Early fragment, n.d.
5-6 Fragments, n.d.
box folder
103 1-2 Annotated draft with chronology, n.d.
3-5 Draft, n.d.
box folder
104 1-5 Draft, n.d.
box folder
105 1-2 Draft, 6/25/1996
3 Draft, 6/30/1996 (1 f of 3)
box folder
106 1-2 Draft, 6/30/1996 (2-3 f of 3)
3-6 Annotated draft, n.d.
box folder
107 1-3 Page proofs, 9/6/1996
4-6 Page proofs, second pass, 9/6/1996
box folder
108 1 Page proofs, third pass, 10/14/1996
2 Outtakes, n.d.
3 Publicity correspondence, Oct. 1996-Feb . 1997
4 Cover art & correspondence, Sept. 1996
5 Newsclippings / reviews, Feb. – March, 1997
6 Unidentified handwritten spiral bound pages and loose notes, n.d.
box
122-123 Oversize materials (see separation sheets in boxes for original box locations)



 

Series II. New York Review of Books, 1997-2002
( 1 lin. ft.; 2 boxes)

Annotated typewritten drafts, galleys and correspondence related to book reviews written by McMurtry for the New York Review of Books. Arranged in McMutry’s order, which is roughly chronological.
box folder
108 7 Epstein, Jason. Book Business. Dec. 2000
8 Debo, Angie. Nov. 1997
box folder
109 1 Lewis, Janet. March, 1998
2 Lamar, Howard R. Encyclopedia of the West. Sept. 1998
3 Wilson, James. The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America. April, 1999.
4 Raban, Jonathan. Passage to Juneau. Dec.1999
5 Limerick, Patricia Nelson. Something in the Soil. Jan., 2000
6 Frazier, Ian. On the Rez. Jan., 2000
7 Inventing the West. July 2000
8 Hilton, James Allen. Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. Nov. 2000
box folder
110 1 Moulton, Gary E. The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Jan. 2001
2 Malcolmson, Scott L. One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race. Feb. 2001
3 Grey, Zane, Romancing the West. Sept. 2000
4 Powell, Anthony. March 2000
5 Worster, Donald. A River Running West: The Life and Times of John Wesley Powell. Jan. 2001
6 McFeely, Eliza. Zuni and the American Imagination. July, 2001
7 Moulton, Gary E. Journals of Lewis & Clark. (Sacajawea’s Gifts) August 2001.
8 McMurtry, Larry. Old Misery: The Missouri River in American History. Oct. 2001
9 Kesey, Ken. Jan. 2002
10 Shae, Michael, Series Editor, NYRB Collections – correspondence, Feb. – Aug. 2001



 

Series III: Speeches, 1990-1995, n.d.
(3 folders)

Annotated typescripts for three speeches written and delivered by McMurtry in the 1990s.
box folder
110 11 “Censorship and the Individual Talent” Writers Day Speech, London, June 2, 1990. Typescripts.
12 “Manners at the Millenium and Beyond”, Rice University, late 1990s. Annotated typescript.
13 “Splendors and Miseries of Being an Author/Bookseller”, delivered to the ABBA Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 20, 1995



 

Series IV. Works by Others, ca. 1980-1999
(5 lin. ft., 10 boxes)

Screenplays, novels, and other works by authors seeking McMurtry’s comments. Most date from the 1990s.
Subseries A: Novels
box folder
111 1 Alcala, Kathleen. Spirits of the Ordinary.
2 Anderson, Imarra. New Girls in Town.
3 Apple, Max. Zip. (review galleys from Texas Monthly only, review was eventually rejected)
4 Ari, Ardan. Why Peacocks Dance in American Dreams
5 Backes, Clarus (ed.) Growing Up Western.
6 Berwick, Edward IV. Child of the Sun.
7 Bingham, Richard. Maya Karma.
8 Browne, Rick (dir.) Home on the Range project.
9 Cantrell, Ed. Sage, Sand, and Sixguns.
box folder
112 1 Crawford, Max. Wamba.
2 Etherington, Deac. Double Dancing.
3 Flores, Dan. Canyon Visions.
4 Fullingim, Dwight. Mesquite Dreams.
box folder
113 1 Gentry, Lance. Rosewood Massacre.
2 Graves, John. A John Graves Reader.
3 Hedges, Mackey Slick Fork Saddle.
4 Isle, Ray. Blank Frank.
5 Jennings, Crimson. Untitled.
6 Korda, Michael. Man to Man : Surviving Prostate Cancer.
box folder
114 1 Kressel, Neil. Mass Hate.
2 Lankford, Marie. The Saga of Doug Lankford.
3 Liberty, Margot, and Head, Barry. Working Cowboy.
4 Lowry, Beverly. Crossed Over.
5 Marmon, K. Untitled.
6 Martinez, Max. White Leg.
box folder
115 1 McMurtry, Esther. The Little Finch Who Wouldn’t Fly.
2 Mosby, Katherine. Private Altars.
3-4 Solnit, Rebecca. Savage Dreams.
5 Sontag, Susan. In America. Correspondence only, 1999.
box folder
116 1 Stegner, Wallace. Remembering Laughter.
2 Stolbov, Bruce. Tom Waters.
3 Taragano, Martin. Fire of the Freezing Daughters.
4 Taylor, Chuck. I Am Delighted that You Are Here.
5 Tefertiller, Casey. Wyatt Earp.
box folder
117 1 Tuten, Frederic. Tintin in the New World.
2 Thomsen, Maritz. My Two Wars.
3 Wallis, Michael. The Hundred and One: The True Story of the Men and Women Who Created the Real Wild West.
4 Weber, Ed Nah. Short stories.
5 Williams, Rick. Working Hands.
Subseries B: Screenplays
box folder
117 6 Almodovar, Pedro. “Out in the Shed”, 1985
7 Burns, Ric (producer). “The Way West”
box folder
118 1 Carter, Kyle M. “Dogs of War”
2 Carter, Kyle M. “Fall for Me”
3 Currier, Lavinia. “The Soldier and Simon”
4 Francis, Charles. “Dog Alley”
5 Fredricks, Kathy. “Beckons to Come”
6 Hicks, James. “I’ll Be Seeing You There”
7 Inman, Michael. “OJ Achievement Test”
box folder
119 1 Kanter, Joseph. “Windfall”
2 King, Robert. “Speechless”
3 Lane, Jeffrey & Stevens, George Jr. (based on story by L. McMurtry). “Ballad of Mary Phagan”
4 Petrokubi, Marilyn & Chassie, Karen. “Wedding Belle Blues”
5 Pinkston, Walter. “Dew Drop Inn”
6 Ponicsan, Darryl. “Riding the Cage”
box folder
120 1 Primdahl, Andrea. “Conventions”
2 Prokop, Sheri. “The Magic One”
3 Prokop, Sheri. “Cold Chase”
4 Salter, Claudia. “Washington Slept Here”
5 Shaber, David. “Bitteroot”
6 Sorenson, Janice. “HUD Revisited: The Lonely Hunter”
7 Twist, John & Segall, Harry. “Outcasts of Poker Flat”
box folder
121 1 Wardell, Gareth. “Jill Rips”
2 Whitmore, Stanford. “Alicia’s Book”
3 Unidentified author. “Tom Horn”



 

Series V. Personal Photographs, ca. 1890-1999
(0.5 lin. ft., 1 box)

Photographs of McMurtry and his family and friends, dating from the turn of the 19/20th century, through McMutry’s childhood, his son James McMurtry’s childhood, and through the1990s. Photographs of Dianna Ossana also included.
box folder
121 4 Unidentified family group, circa 1910
5 Unidentified group of three children, circa 1915
6 Unidentified older couple
7 Unidentified baby (L. McMurtry?)
8 Larry McMurtry, baby photos, 1936-1940
9 Unidentified scene, possibly cattle auction, 1940s
10 Larry McMurtry, young boyhood, early to mid 1940s
11 Larry McMurtry, teen years, 1950s, several are portraits from Robinson Studio, Archer City, TX
12 Larry McMurtry and baby/toddler son James McMurtry, 1960s
13 Larry McMurtry with Ronald and Nancy Reagan at White House, 1980s
14 Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana, and young woman (Ossana’s daughter?), 1990s
15 Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana, and young woman (Ossana’s daughter?) at Oscar Award party, 1992, with many Hollywood stars
16 Larry McMurtry & staff at Booked Up, Archer City, TX, 1990s
17 Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana at booksigning, 1997
18 Various neon signs for motels, pawn shops, bars, n.d.
19 Unidentified man (director or producer?), 1960-1980s



 

Series VI: General correspondence, 1997
(1 folder)

General letters from Charles E. Neu and Michael M. Thomas, 1997, not particularly related to specific works of McMurtry’s.
box folder
121 20 from Charles E. Neu, 1997 and from Michael M. Thomas, 1997



 

Series VII: James McMurtry correspondence, 1968-1972
(1 folder)

Dating from James McMurtry’s young boyhood, this series includes one letter from McMurtry’s grandmother and one postcard written to his grandmother.
box folder
121 21 Letter from grandmother, 1968 and Postcard to grandmother, 1972



 

Series VIII: Addendum, /> 1997-2008
9 lin. ft. (9 cartons)

Subseries A: Works
box folder
124 1 “A Night at the White House” and “By-Pass Surgery: A Patient’s View” (4 copies of each, n.d.)
2 Anything for Billy Teleplay, unannotated typescript, 2002
3-5 Books: A Memoir, annotated drafts, 2008
6 Books: A Memoir, annotated drafts, 2007
7 Books: A Memoir, annotated draft, n.d.
8-9 Books: A Memoir, annotated final draft, n.d.
10-11 Books: A Memoir, annotated Peter Howard draft, n.d.
12-13 Books: A Memoir, annotated draft, n.d.
14 Boone’s Lick, unannotated screenplay 2004
15 Boone’s Lick, Producer, Purchase, Writer Agreements 2003
box folder
125 1 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay 2004
2 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay (bound)
3 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay, discussion draft 2003
4 Boone’s Lick, New Draft notes
5 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay and notes 2003
6 Boone’s Lick, annotated draft, n.d.
7 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay and notes 2003
8 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay 2003
9 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay 2003
10 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay, discussion draft 2003
11 Boone’s Lick, annotated screenplay 2003
12 Boone’s Lick, draft notes 2003
13 Boone’s Lick, annotated typescript; folder 1 of 3
14 Boone’s Lick, annotated typescript; folder 2 of 3
15 Boone’s Lick, annotated typescript; folder 3 of 3
16-17 Brokeback Mountain, annotated screenplay, 2003
18-19 By Sorrow’s River (Berrybender 3), annotated typescript 2005; folders 1-2 of 4
box folder
126 1-2 By Sorrow’s River (Berrybender 3), annotated typescript 2005; folders 3-4 of 4
3-5 The Colonel and Little Missie, annotated typescript 2005
6-7 The Colonel and Little Missie, annotated typescript
8-9 The Colonel and Little Missie, annotated typescript
10 The Colonel and Little Missie, Xerox
11-16 Comanche Moon, annotated typescript 2002; folder 1 of 6
17 Comanche Moon, annotated typescript, pgs. 216-699, n.d. (1 of 2)
box folder
127 1 Comanche Moon, annotated typescript, pgs. 216-699, n.d. (2 of 2)
2 Custerology review and notes 2007
3-7 Duane’s Depressed, annotated typescript 2002
8 Final Fictions (fragment), n.d.
9-11 Folly as Glory, annotated typescript 2005
12 Good Deputy (outtakes), n.d.
13-15 Loop Group, annotated typescript 2004
box folder
128 1-2 Loop Group, annotated typescript, n.d.
3 Loop Group Outtakes, n.d.
4-6 Loop Group annotated typescript 2005
7 Loop Group, annotated typescript, undated, pgs. 291-568
8 Oh What a Slaughter!, covers and index notes 2005
9-10 Oh What a Slaughter!, manuscript
11 Oh What a Slaughter!, annotated typescript
12 Oh What a Slaughter!, annotated typescript, n.d.
13 Oh What a Slaughter!, notes, n.d.
14 Oh What a Slaughter!, annotated typescript, n.d.
15 Oh What a Slaughter!, annotated typescript, n.d.
16 Oh What a Slaughter!, annotated typescript, n.d.
17 Paradise annotated typescript, n.d.
18 Rhino Ranch, Preliminary Partial Draft, n.d.
box folder
129 1-2 Roads, annotated draft, 1999
3-5 Sin Killer (Berrybender 1), annotated draft 2001
6 Still Wild (dead matter from Simon and Schuster), 2002
11-13 Telegraph Days, second draft, annotated, n.d.
14-16 Telegraph Days, third draft, annotated, with correspondence –2005; folders 1-3 of 4
box folder
130 1 Telegraph Days, third draft, annotated, with correspondence – 2005; folder 4 of 4
2 Telegraph Days, draft fragment, annotated, undated
3-4 Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, early draft, annotated, n.d.
5-6 Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, annotated draft 1998;
7-9 The Wandering Hill (Berrybender 2), annotated draft 2002
10-11 When/Where the Light Goes first draft (2 folders)
12-13 When/Where the Light Goes final draft, annotated, n.d.
14-15 When/Where the Light Goes, final draft (II), annotated, n.d.
box
Oversize The Wandering Hill cover, publication information
Subseries B: New York Review of Books, 2002-2008
box folder
131 1 Irving, Washington; Three Western Novels Dec. 2003
2 McGuane, Tom; The Cadence of Grass April 2002
3 Clinton, Bill; My Life, July 2004
4 Kaplan, Fred; The Singular Twain and Lystra, Karen; Dangerous Intimacy March 2004
5 Perry, Mark; Grant and Twain March 2004
6 Simenon; Monsieur Monde Vanishes, Feb 2004
7 Chiffon, Tom; Pathfinder, Dec. 2002
8 The Diaries of James Lees-Milne, Oct 2002
9 Almost Forgotten Women, Oct. 2002
10 Dunne, John Gregory; Nothing Lost, n.d.
11 Various Review Correspondence 2004
12 Elliot, Michael; Custerology Nov. 2007 and Related Correspondence
13 Stegner, Page Forward n.d.
14 Kesey, Ken; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 2002
15 Hamalainen, Pekka; The Comanche Empire
16 Barbara Epstein Memorial Piece 2006
17 Anderson, Gary Clayon; The Conquest of Texas July 2006
18 Silko, Leslie Marmon, Ceremony Introduction 2006
19 Vidal, Gore, Point to Point Navigation Aug 2006
20 Wallis, Michael; Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride Aug 2007
21 Keaton, Diane, Collected Works Oct 2007
22 "Rereading" March 2005
23 Tefertiller; Wyatt Earp and Lubet; Murder in Tombstone, Nov. 2004
24 Epstein, Edward; The Big Picture, Feb. 2005
25 Vidal, Gore; The City and the Pillar, July 2006
26 Sally Quinn Editorial, Sept. 2008
Subseries C: Works by Others, 1997-2008
box folder
131 27 Furlow, Philip Mack; "Meeting McMurtry and Racing the Sun", Jan 2008
28 Gass, William H. the Pedersen Kid
29 Nelson, Willie; The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes Introduction
30 Proulx, Annie; Brokeback Mountain, 1997
31 Salome, Keller; Prone to Travel Dec. 2004
32 Silko, Leslie Marmon; Lullaby
Subseries D: General Correspondence, 2004-2007
box folder
131 33 Ressell, Cody and Julie re: Three Dog Books Aug. 2004
34 Various correspondents, 2004
35 Correspondence with Peter Bogdanovich re: West to East
36 Daniel Slive re: Serendipity Books 2006
37 Various correspondents, 2006
38 Diana Ossana 2007
39 Heritage Binding Order Sheet n.d.
Subseries E: Clippings
box folder
131 40 Kraft, Scott "Restless Days and Quiet Nights of Larry McMurtry"
41 Sinkiller Reviews 2002
42 James McMurtry clippings (online) 2006
Subseries F: Awards, 2006-2008
box folder
131 43 Library Lions Gala and Award Nov 2008
44 Los Angeles Public Library Awards Dinner 2006, 2007, 2008
45 AFI Award 2007