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Blackie Sherrod papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Sherrod, Blackie
Title: Blackie Sherrod papers
Inclusive Dates: 1866-2003
Bulk Dates: 1960s-2000s
Abstract: Blackie Sherrod was a noted Texas sports writer for almost six decades, writing for several newspapers, including both the Dallas Times Herald, and the Dallas Morning News. The Blackie Sherrod papers contain his notes from his sports reporting; letters, mostly from the general public; newspaper clippings on a variety of issues; sports publications from various special events (e.g., official programs from Super Bowl games, golf tournaments, and college bowl games); photos of Sherrod with friends and work associates; several awards that he received; and several newspaper issues covering the end of World War II and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Accession No: A2004.0016
Extent: 33 boxes, including 1 oversize box (19.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Bill Millsaps of the Richmond Times-Dispatch once commented on Texas sportswriter Blackie Sherrod's writing abilities by saying that, "John Kennedy once said Winston Churchill marshaled the English language and sent it into battle. Blackie invited the English language up on the porch, gave it some four-alarm chili and a Dr. Pepper, and sent it out to make the sports world laugh." Sherrod, during his lengthy career, was recognized as a legend in sports writing, and influenced other notable Texas sports journalists, including Dan Jenkins.

William Forrest "Blackie" Sherrod worked for nearly sixty years as a sports columnist and editor for several Texas newspapers (Temple Telegram, Fort-Worth Press, Dallas Times Herald, and Dallas Morning News) until his retirement in early 2003. A native of Belton, Texas, Sherrod was born on November 9, 1919. During his years at Belton High School, he competed on the football, basketball, and track teams. While in high school, he also wrote for the Belton Tiger, the school newspaper.

Sherrod attended Baylor University for one year (1937-38), but transferred to Howard Payne University, where he graduated in May 1941 with a BA in English. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre, completing 22 missions and earning three medals. Following the close of the war in 1945, he returned to Texas and began writing for the Temple Telegram in 1946.

The following year, he moved to north Texas, working for the Fort Worth Press from 1947 to 1957. His tenure at the Dallas Times Herald began in 1958. While there, Sherrod worked as both a columnist and as sports editor. Although his primary occupation was covering sports, his work as a journalist also included national events. For example, Sherrod reported on the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the 1969 Apollo moon landing.

Blackie Sherrod transferred to the Dallas Morning News in 1985, and continued his writing there until his 2003 retirement. He wrote regular columns, including his Sunday "Scattershooting" section, as well as authoring several books: Blackie Sherrod: Scattershooting (1975); The Blackie Sherrod Collection (1988); and Blackie Sherrod at Large (2003). Sherrod also co-authored two other books; one with University of Texas Football Coach Darrell K. Royal, and one on University of Texas football player Freddie Steinmark.

Honors Sherrod received in recognition of his lengthy and notable career include induction into the National Sportswriter Hall of Fame, the Red Smith National Sportswriter of the Year award, and an honorary PhD from his alma mater—Howard Payne University—in 1997. Sherrod also received the Texas Sportswriter of the Year Award over fifteen times.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains the papers of Texas sportswriter Blackie Sherrod. Included are the notes he took while gathering material for his columns; letters and emails he received, mostly related to his sports-writing career; newspaper clippings he collected—either for his own interest or for future reference in writing his columns; copies of some of his newspaper columns; galley proofs and drafts from books he authored and related publication correspondence; and programs from major sporting events.

The bulk of the collection contains material from the 1960s until his retirement in 2003. Blackie Sherrod's papers are arranged in two different ways. In some cases, such as with the subject files, Sherrod’s method of organization has been retained. Sherrod arranged his files in either alphabetical or chronological order and, in some cases, applied both methods to the same group of papers. In other cases, the collection processor rearranged materials to facilitate research. For example, enough of the letters that Sherrod received existed to warrant the creation of a separate series (Series 6: Correspondence). Within that series, however, the papers are arranged both chronologically and topically, as Sherrod grouped them originally. Undated and miscellaneous papers are filed at the end of the series to which they belong.

The collection does contain some of Sherrod's newspaper columns (also included are various Sherrod magazine articles—see Detailed Description of the Collection, below). A helpful source for locating more of his newspaper writing is the Southern Methodist University Libraries online catalog, through "Online Resources." Enter "Dallas Morning News" under "Title Begins With." Information on Blackie Sherrod can be accessed through all three search results. Select "America's Newspapers" and click "Advanced Search." Enter "Blackie Sherrod" and select "In Author."

Mr. Sherrod's columns during his years at the Dallas Times Herald can be located on microfilm via Southern Methodist University Fondren Library Center.

Certain types of information about Blackie Sherrod can be found in more than one place within the collection. For example, photographs of Sherrod are in Series 4: Photographs, but oversize photos are located in Series 9: Saved Newspaper Editions and Oversize Items. In instances where more than one series contains the same type of information (e.g., photos of Sherrod, articles by and about Sherrod, or letters), notes have been included which will direct the researcher to the other location(s).


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 11 series:
Series 1: General Newspaper Articles
Series 2: Programs and Magazines
Series 3: Notebooks
Series 4: Photographs
Series 5: Subject Files
Series 6: Correspondence
Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts
Series 8: Articles on Sherrod
Series 9: Saved Newspaper Editions and Oversize Items
Series 10: Miscellaneous Material
Series 11: Awards

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Sherrod, Blackie.
Sports -- United States.
Sports journalism -- Texas.
Sportswriters -- Texas.
Dallas times herald.
Dallas morning news.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Blackie Sherrod papers, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift, Blackie Sherrod, 2003.

Finding aid written by

Paul H. Santa Cruz, 2007.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2007.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
General News Articles

NOTE: Parentheses indicate Sherrod's original numbering. Users should note that not all of the envelopes, according to his numbering, are here (for example, Envelope #3 is missing). The envelopes listed below are the ones that Southern Methodist University received. Envelopes to which Sherrod did not give a number are listed at the end of this series in Box 9.
Box Folder
1 1 Nicknames (1)
2 Nicknames (1)
3 Common Man (2)
4 USSR Editors Elected (4)
5 Geography (5)
6 Tramp Newspapermen (6)
7 Pickpocket Press (9)
8 Gluttony (10)
9 Correspondents (12)
10 Autographs (14)
11 Neo Journalism (15)
12 Modern Journalism (15)
13 Forefathers, Forrest, Etc. (17)
14 Dinner Guests (20)
15 Steroids (22)
16 Soccer Thugs (23)
17 Signs (24)
18 Commercialism (27)
19 Snakes (28)
20 Sense of Humor (29)
21 Machiavelli (30)
22 Novel Titles (31)
23 Checkbook Journalism (32)
24 Rather Be (33)
25 Fillers (34)
26 Burma Shave (35)
27 Howard (35)
28 College for All? (36)
29 Loss of Privacy—Computers, etc. (38)
30 TV Cameras Invasion (39)
31 TV Commercials (40)
32 Walks (41)
33 Getting Education (42)
34 Emu Oil (43)
35 Malaprops. (44)
36 Gun Control (45)
37 Johnny Blood (46)
38 Lawyers (47)
39 Charlie Pride (48)
40 Ballpoints (49)
41 Burt Reynolds (50)
42 Poetry Lost Art (51)
43 Capital Punishment (52)
44 Forest Fires (53)
45 New Jersey Thefts (54)
46 Family Trees (55)
47 Words (57)
48 Short Stories (58)
49 Catfish Grabbing (59)
50 Vacant Lot (60)
51 Legends Debunked (61)
52 Insults, Heckler Stoppers (62)
53 Coaches’ TV Shows (63)
54 Rugby (64)
55 Reporters (65)
56 Smart Dogs (66)
57 True Love (67)
58 Specialty (68)
59 State vs. State, City vs. City (69)
60 Casino Gambling, Right to Vote (70)
61 Gambling (70)
62 Indian Lands & Casinos (71)
Box Folder
2 1 Welfare (72)
2 110% (73)
3 Gluttony (74)
4 Media (75)
5 Mata Hari (76)
6 Average Height (77)
7 Simpson Questions (78)
8 Practical Jokes (79)
9 Cecil Samara (80)
10 Bobby Fisher & other EGOs (80)
11 Art Appreciation (80)
12 Jogging (81)
13 Discipline (82)
14 Decals (83)
15 Japan Invasion (84)
16 Victory at Sea (85)
17 Movie Plugs (86)
18 Racial Topics (87)
19 Racial Topics [no number, grouped with 87]
20 Wolf Resurgence (88)
21 Wolf Blitzer (88)
22 Dionne Quintuplets (90)
23 Baseball Strike (91)
24 Baseball PBS (92)
25 Elections (92)
26 Sequels (93)
27 ? (94)
28 Lasorda & Strike (94)
29 College Cheating (95)
30 Lovers (96)
31 USSR Mobs (97)
32 Trash Talk (98)
33 Babe Ruth (99)
34 Chicken Hearts (100)
35 Feasibility Studies (101)
36 Towel Thefts (102)
37 Stolen Towels (102)
38 Texas Politics (103)
39 Changing World (104)
40 Writing Money (107)
41 Free Spending (108)
42 Fatal Attraction (109)
43 Political Correctness (110)
44 Arenas—Public Funds (111)
45 Books to Read (112)
46 Trivia (113)
47 Chili (114)
48 Gobbledygook (115)
49 Handsome (116)
50 Courage (117)
51 Flagpole Sitters (118)
52 Bloopers (119)
53 Alligators (120)
54 Clay Feet (121)
55 Dorothy Parker (122)
56 Texas High School Football (123)
57 Red Baron, Aces (124)
58 Politics Result (125)
59 Women (126)
60 WWII (127)
61 Murder Excuses
62 Insect Eradication (129)
63 Swimmers (130)
64 Sports Injuries (131)
65 Harvard-Yale (132)
66 Choosing Foreign Wives (133)
67 Lottery (134)
68 Prayer in School (135)
69 Will Rogers (136)
70 Genius (137)
Box Folder
3 1 Indians, Poverty (138)
2 "Smart" Drinking (139)
3 Murderous Century (140)
4 Handguns (141)
5 Ridgway (142)
6 Booing (143)
7 Floyd Collins (144)
8 Dog Lovers (145)
9 Gingrich (146A)
10 Gingrich Bogeyman (146)
11 Capitalizing Macabre (147)
12 Simpson Byproducts (148)
13 Dr. Gene Scott (149)
14 Puppets (150)
15 Sports Riches (151)
16 Chewing Gum (152)
17 Newsworthy Generation (153)
18 Las Vegas (154)
19 Intra-City Wars (155)
20 Football Heat (156)
21 Drugs (157)
22 Atomic Bomb (157)
23 Scams (158)
24 Welfare, Tax Money (158 #2)
25 Welfare, Tax Money (158 #3)
26 Robt. Ripley (159)
27 Culture (160)
28 Generation Gaps (161)
29 GATT (162)
30 Defense (163)
31 Middle Class (164)
32 Weird Events Personal (165)
33 Showoffs (166)
34 Murderers (167)
35 Atomic Bomb (168)
36 Ralph Nader (169)
37 "Lucky" (170)
38 Killer Animals (171)
39 Texas Racetracks (172)
40 Generals—Pres. (174)
41 Texas Population (175)
42 Sophia Loren (176)
43 Super Bowl (177)
44 National Debt (178)
45 Campaign Contributions (179)
46 Suicide (180)
47 Profanity (181) [2 envelopes]
48 Ship Names (182)
49 Sportswriters (183)
50 Show Biz (184)
51 Internet (185) [3 envelopes]
52 Selfish NBA (186)
Box Folder
4 1 Black Coaches (187)
2 Jocks & Crime (188)
3 Geography (189)
4 Perot 190)
5 Lobbyists (192)
6 Belton (193)
7 Children (194)
8 TLA (195) (empty)
9 Wastes—Scams (196)
10 Goldwater (197)
11 China (198)
12 P. Graham (199)
13 Sense of Humor (200)
14 Reading (201)
15 Most Influential (203)
16 CCC (205)
17 Babe Ruth (206)
18 Shaving (207)
19 Move [to] Washington DC? (208)
20 Baseball Replacements (209)
21 Simpson Jury (210)
22 JJ—Pat Riley (211)
23 Jocks—Actors (212)
24 Male Hairdos (213)
25 Marciano (214)
26 Braggarts (215)
27 Cloning (217)
28 Trials (218)
29 Media (219)
30 Jock Bucks (220)
31 Affirmative Action (221)
32 Affirmative Action (221B)
33 International Gangsters (222)
34 Rising Prices (223)
35 Armor, Helmets, etc. (224)
36 Cave Drawings (225)
37 Ancient Artifacts (226)
38 Power Old-Time Press (227)
39 Hunting (228)
40 Art Appreciation (229)
41 Eating Worms (230)
42 Presidential Race (231)
43 Foreign Felons (2320
44 Simpson (235)
45 Swallows—Capistrano (236)
46 Steroids (Animal) (237)
47 Envy (238)
48 Lamar Hunt (239)
49 Francis Shields (240)
50 Simpson Trial Spoof (241)
51 Nuclear Waste (243)
52 Auto Frills (244)
53 IRS (245)
54 Salesmanship (246)
55 Obits (247)
56 Clinton (248)
57 Idioms (249)
58 Cruelty (to) Animals (250)
59 Fixed Games (251)
60 Musicals (252)
61 Mackovic (253)
62 Dole (254)
63 Statistics (255)
64 Discoveries of Talent (256)
65 Confused Actors, etc. (257)
66 Positives (258)
67 Movie Violence (258)
68 Thieves among Us (259)
69 Spectator Violence (260)
70 Manufactured News (261)
71 Affirmative Action (263)
72 Presidential Looks (264)
73 Snake Churches (265)
74 Olympic Security (266)
Box Folder
5 1 White Boxing Champs (267)
2 Welfare (268)
3 Statistics (269)
4 90s (270)
5 Harassment (271)
6 Sense [of] Humor (272)
7 Angry White Male (273)
8 Hard Times (274)
9 Taxes—Deficit (274)
10 Trials (275)
11 Tree Climbers (276)
12 Spectator Violence (277)
13 Obits (278)
14 Baseball Tantrums (279)
15 Band Names (280)
16 Race (281)
17 Novel (282)
18 Olympic Transportation (283)
19 Pork (284)
20 Flag (285)
21 Social Security (262)
22 Internet (286)
23 Mail Prizes (287)
24 Reading Obits (288)
25 Apollo 13 (289)
26 Baseball Spring (290)
27 Towns for Sale (291)
28 Mysteries (292)
29 Greatest Books (293)
30 Mystics (294)
31 Nuclear Waste (295)
32 Log Cabins (296)
33 Photos from Stars (297)
34 Colin Powell (298)
35 Class (299)
36 UFO (301)
37 Bars, Pubs (302)
38 Formosa (304)
39 Lizzie Borden (305)
40 NCAA (306)
41 SPCA (307)
42 Newspapers (308)
43 Sportswriters (309)
44 Trials (310)
45 Leadership (311)
46 Interviewers (312)
47 Hats (313)
48 World Knowledge (315)
49 Dead Serious Assn. (316)
50 Police PR (317)
51 Bullets Falling (318)
52 Neighbors (319)
53 Flat Tax (320)
54 Flat Tax B (320)
55 Bosnia (321)
56 Cuomo-Powell (322)
57 Perot (323)
58 CIA (324)
59 Castro (325)
60 Lightcrust Doughboys (326)
61 Navajo Code (327)
62 Navajo (327)
63 Noise (328)
64 Education & Lack (329)
65 British (330)
66 Giuliani (331)
67 Harassment—Army, etc. (332)
68 Spies (333)
69 Comic Strips (334)
70 Lobbyists (335)
71 Dice Calls (336)
72 Big Game Hunters (337)
73 Newspapers (338)
74 Cigars, Merchandising (339)
75 Pro & College Crimes (340)
76 Golf Lawsuits (341)
77 Yuppies, Boomers, Geezers (342)
78 Politics (343)
79 Post-Election Politics, Investigation (344)
80 News Generations (345)
81 Booby Traps (346)
82 Cancer Research (347)
83 Change in Sport (348)
84 Malaprops. (349)
85 Liberal Press (350)
86 Sports Franchise Owners (351)
87 Sports Franchise Owners (351A)
88 Militia (352)
89 Boxing (353)
90 Talk Shows (354)
91 Scams, Stings, etc. (355)
92 Scams #2 (355)
93 Draft Dodgers (357)
94 Graft (358)
95 Leprosy (359)
96 Paparazzi (360)
97 Camouflage (361)
Box Folder
6 1 Crime Sentences (362)
2 SPCA [Hunting] (363)
3 Bureaucracy (364)
4 Simpson Books (365)
5 Bungled Robberies (366)
6 Jocks & Guns (367)
7 Prison Labor (368)
8 Olympic Scams (369)
9 Navy (370)
10 Ireland (371)
11 College and H.S. Jocks (372)
12 Hitler (373)
13 Dick Lamm (375)
14 Harvey Penick (376)
15 LBJ-War (377)
16 Buck Revell (378)
17 Sam Houston (379)
18 Gunfire (380)
19 Race in Politics (381)
20 Race (382)
21 US Crime (383)
22 USSR (384)
23 Dominick Dunne (385)
24 Quitters (386)
25 Dallas Finances (387)
26 Screwball Lawsuits (388)
27 Drugs, Jocks (389)
28 Kemp (390)
29 Lottery (391)
30 Boxing (392)
31 Oklahoma City (393)
32 Airlines (394)
33 Stadium Blackmail (395)
34 Presidential Quirks, Golf (396)
35 Medal of Honor (397)
36 VP Candidates (398)
37 Campaign Tricks (399)
38 Dole (401)
39 Racial Spts. (402)
40 Jail Bombing (404)
41 Golf Hustlers (405)
42 O’Henry (406)
43 China (407)
44 Charging Media (409)
45 Lizzie Borden (410)
46 Income Tax (411)
47 Welfare (412)
48 Women Viewers (414)
49 Actors White House (415)
50 Media as Candidates (416)
51 Kennedy’s Misdeeds (417)
52 Newspaper Names (418)
53 Slaves (419)
54 Simpson Publicity Hounds (420)
55 Ma Ferguson (420)
56 Jocks vs. Press (421)
57 Kickapoo Indians (422)
58 Baseball Poetry (424)
59 Insecure Writers (425)
60 Navy Bunks Hammock (426)
61 Gambling (427)
62 UFO (427)
63 Rodman (428)
64 Spectator Costs (429)
65 Kennedy Assassination (429)
66 Politicians Rich (433)
67 Foreign Education (434)
68 National Debt (435)
69 Background for Candidates (436)
70 100 Americans to Watch—21st Century, Newsweek (437)
71 Presidential Payoffs (438)
72 Watergate (440)
73 Zaire (441)
74 Chess (442)
75 Politicians Quite (443)
76 Military Bias (444)
77 Gays (447)
78 Hong Kong (448A)
79 Hong Kong (448)
Box Folder
7 1 Writing, Authors (449)
2 Songwriters (450)
3 Telephone Sales (451)
4 Heavyweight Champs (452)
5 Pat Robertson (453)
6 Military Love Life (454)
7 Dogs (455)
8 Sammy Gravano, John Gotti (456)
9 Jock Smuggling Cubans? (457)
10 Title IX (458)
11 Presidents (459)
12 Mental Tests (460)
13 Brothels (461)
14 Taxation (462)
15 Talking Shorthand (463)
16 Cancer Research (464)
17 Spike Lee (465)
18 Wasteful Spending (466)
19 Comets (467)
20 Editorial "We" (468)
21 Irish Dancers (469)
22 Indians, Black Hills (470)
23 Pamela Harriman (471)
24 Ebonics (472)
25 PLO-Israel (473)
26 Looks Deceiving (474)
27 Stalkers (476)
28 Dallas Schools Superintendent (477)
29 Obits (478)
30 Women Boxers (479)
31 Race in Military (480)
32 Futuristic Weapons (481)
33 Low Pay (482)
34 Japanese (483)
35 Women—Military (484)
36 Mike Royko (485)
37 Trail of Tears (486)
38 Headline Writers (487)
39 Tyson Aftermath (489)
40 Forced Integration? (490)
41 Starr Probe (492)
42 Comanches (493)
43 Child Discipline (494)
44 Fred Thompson (495)
45 Capital Punishment (496)
46 Law Enforcement (498)
47 Race in Sports (499)
48 High School Rapist-Jocks (500)
49 Today’s Rage (501)
50 Cowboy Woes (502)
51 Tabloids (503)
52 Tabloid Lawsuits (503A)
53 New Newspapers (503B)
54 Larry Walker (504)
55 Magazine Covers (505)
56 Ticket Scalpers (507)
57 Republicans Foul Nest (509)
58 Tom Hicks & New Arena (510)
59 O. Henry in Texas (511)
60 Randy Moss & College Crooks (512)
61 Nixon (513)
62 First Ladies (514)
63 College Cheating Jocks (515)
64 Weird Food (516)
65 White House Press Secretaries (517)
66 Keep It Simple, Stupid (518)
67 Kid Crime (519)
68 Rasslers (520)
69 Debunkers (521)
70 Crime, Indian Reservations (522)
71 Gore (523)
72 IRS (524)
73 Indian Legends (525)
74 Apache (526)
75 Fake Documents (527)
76 Sports Gambling (528)
77 Early Indians (529)
78 Van Gogh (530)
Box Folder
8 1 Chemical Warfare (531)
2 Newspaper Campaigns (532)
3 Welfare (533)
4 Ted Turner (534)
5 Thomas Jefferson (535)
6 Gamblers (536)
7 Seeing/Believing (537)
8 Senator Fred Thompson (538)
9 25 Most Influential Americans (539)
10 Bryan Cox (540)
11 Agents (542)
12 Rice-Davies (544)
13 Arena, Laura Miller (545)
14 Louis Farrakhan (546)
15 Capital Punishment (547)
16 Seinfeld (548)
17 Spin Doctors (549)
18 Off Shore Computer Gambling (552)
19 Tom Lehrer (556)
20 Cumberland (557)
21 College Jocks (558)
22 Whipping Boy (560)
23 Women Dress (561)
24 Gypsies (562)
25 Tiger Woods (563)
26 New Nuclear (564)
27 Trail of Tears (565)
28 Tattoo (566)
29 Eisenhower (567)
30 Oscars (568)
31 IRA Pact (570)
32 State Flags (571)
33 James Dodson (573)
34 Horseracing Programs (574)
35 Poker (575)
36 Mexicans, Latins (576)
37 Scarlet Letter (578)
38 Children as Political Foil (579)
39 Hillary (580)
40 Generals (581)
41 LeMay, Curtis (582)
42 Olympics Scam (583)
43 Latrell Sprewell (584)
44 MacArthur (585)
45 Weird Food (587)
46 Movies—LA Times (589)
47 Rebellious Jocks (590)
48 Texas Health Waters (591)
49 Robert Duvall (592)
50 Dallas-FW Feud (593)
51 Cassey Martin (594)
52 Lack Interest Government (595)
53 Abraham Lincoln (596)
54 George Washington (597)
55 Writing (598)
56 Jerry Jones (599)
57 Crazy Horse (600)
58 Gluttony (601)
59 Greatest Jocks? (604)
60 Ventura—Jocks (605)
61 Jocks in Politics (605)
62 Dallas City Hall (606)
63 TV Programming (607)
64 Sports Slumps (608)
65 Pat Robertson (609)
66 Cleveland Amory & Animals (610)
67 Lawsuits, Torts, etc. (611)
68 Staubach Autograph (613)
69 Franchise Owners (614)
70 Winter Olympics (615)
71 Junk Mail (616)
72 Food (617)
73 Chan Gailey (618)
74 Hogan (620)
75 Stammerers (621)
76 Byron Nelson & Hogan (622)
77 Crazy? (624)
78 Dean Smith (625)
79 George Bush, James Baker (626)
80 The Long Count (627)
81 Geronimo (628)
82 Martial Arts (629)
83 Computers (630)
84 Fingernails (631)
85 Republican Candidates (632)
86 Oscar Wilde (633)
87 Stockcar Mania (634)
88 First Ladies (635)
89 St. Valentine (636)
90 TV Runs Sports (637)
91 Williams Sisters & Women’s Tennis (638)
92 Watergate & Grand Juries (640)
93 Publishing (641)
94 Women in Workplace—Harassment (642)
95 DeBartolo (643)
96 Economy (644)
97 Polls (645)
98 Fertilization (646)
Box Folder
9 1 DNA (647)
2 Jocks & Media (648)
3 Tom Wolfe (649)
4 Spin Doctors (650)
5 Financiers & Philanthropists (651)
6 Embezzlers (652)
7 Commoners as Politicos (653)
8 Puns (654)
9 Job Changes (655)
10 Greatest Composers (656)
11 Snakes (657)
12 Spies (658)
13 Christmas Carol & Charles Dickens (659)
14 Money Solves All (660)
15 Wishes Fulfilled (661)
16 Paterno (662)
17 Why Run for President? (668)
18 Lindbergh (678)
19 Jim Thorpe (687)
20 Disappearances (688)
21 Multiple Births (701)
22 Slobodan Milosevic (704)
23 Ugly Americans [no original number]
24 Presidential Election [no original number]
25 Novel Notes [no original number]
26 Cost of Living [no original number]
27 Dole [no original number]
28 Pat Buchanan [no original number]
29 Presidential Race [no original number]
30 McVeigh [no original number]
31 A&M Bonfire [no original number]
32 Bradley [no original number]
33 Y2K [no original number]
34 Dorothy Parker [no original number]
35 Deanna Durbin, Don Meredith [no original number]
36 ? [no original number]
37 ? Pool [no original number]
38 Strange Appetites [no original number]
39 Rocker [no original number]
40 Y2K [no original number]
41 Dimples [no original number]
42 Pogo [no original number]
43 Astrodome [no original number]
44 Schultz, Charlie Brown [no original number]
45 Signs, Religious [no original number]



 

Series 2:
Programs and Magazines

This series consists of mostly programs from special sports events.
Box Folder
10 1 Our Navy—Mid-October 1944 [Sherrod article on pg. 20]
2 Our Navy—December 1, 1944 [Sherrod article on pg. 48]
3 Our Navy—Mid-April 1945 [Sherrod article on pg. 8]
4 Our Navy—June 1, 1945 [Sherrod article on pg. 20]
5 Our Navy—August 1, 1945 [Sherrod article on pg. 12]
6 Our Navy—March 1, 1946 (Sherrod article on pg. 12]
7 Our Navy—Mid-April 1946 [Sherrod article on pg. 47]
8 Our Navy—May 1, 1947 [Sherrod article on pg. 16]
9 Scripps-Howard News—July 1947 [Sherrod article on pg. 3]
10 Scripps-Howard News—November 1947 [Sherrod article on pg. 14]
11 Sportfolio—September 1948 [Sherrod article on pg. 107]
12 Sportfolio—October 1948—2 copies [Sherrod article on pg. 80]
13 Scripps-Howard News—March 1949
14 Sports World—May 1949 [Sherrod article on pg. 34]
15 “NBC Baseball”—1962 Season [Sherrod article on pg. 90]
15A Democratic National Convention—1960
16 "Texas Football"—1963
17 Texas vs. Navy Game—January 1, 1964—Program
18 The Howard Payne College Magazine—Fall 1965 [Sherrod mention on pg. 6]
19 AFL vs. NFL Game—January 15, 1967—Program (Super Bowl I)
20 AFL vs. NFL Game—1968—Program (Super Bowl II)
21 Super Bowl III—January 12, 1969—Program
22 All-Star Game—August 1, 1969—Program
23 Southern Living—October 1969 [Sherrod article on pg. 49]
24 National Football Conference Media Information Book—1970
25 American Football Conference 1970 Media Information Book
26 Houston Chronicle magazine—November 8, 1970 (2 copies) [Sherrod mention on pgs. 12 and 25]
27 The Dallas Cowboys—1971 Outlook
28 Super Bowl VI—January 16, 1972—Program
29 All-Star Game—July 28, 1972—Program
30 Pro!—December 9, 1972—Cowboys vs. Redskins
31 All-Star Game—July 27, 1973—Program
32 National Football Conference Media Information Book—1973
33 American Football Conference Media Information Book—1973
34 Super Bowl IX—January 12, 1975—Program
35 All-Star Game—August 1, 1975--Program
36 National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Awards (NSSA) Program—1976
37 World Series Media Guide & Scorebook—1976
38 World Series—1977—Program
39 World Series Media Guide & Scorebook--1977
40 American Way—September 1977 [Sherrod article on pg. 25]
41 Dave Campbell’s Dallas Cowboys Magazine—1977 Outlook [Sherrod article on pg. 9]
42 World Series Media Guide & Scorebook—1978
43 Cotton Bowl Classic—Texas vs. Notre Dame—January 2, 1978—Program [Sherrod article on pg. 3]
44 Dave Campbell’s Dallas Cowboys Magazine—1978—2 copies [Sherrod article on pg. 4]
45 Top Offensive Players in the Nation—1978 [Sherrod article on pg. 1]
46 World Series Media Guide & Scorebook—1979 (2 copies)
47 Super Bowl XIII—January 21, 1979—Program
48 Dave Campbell’s Texas Football—Summer Edition 1979
49 Pro!—November 12, 1979—Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
50 Pro!—December 16, 1979—Cowboys vs. Redskins
51 Pro!—December 30, 1979—Cowboys vs. Rams
52 NSSA Awards Program—1979
53 All-Star Game—1980—Program
54 World Series—1980—Program
55 World Series Media Guide & Scorebook—1980
56 Super Bowl XIV—January 20,1980—Program
57 Baseball Hall of Fame—1981
Box Folder
11 1 Pro!—November 3, 1981
2 World Series Media Guide & Scorebook—1981
3 Cotton Bowl Classic—1981
4 Baseball Hall of Fame—1982
5 World Series—1982
6 World Series Media Guide & Scorebook—1982
7 Super Bowl XVI—January 24, 1982—Program
8 Dave Campbell’s Dallas Cowboys Magazine—1982 Outlook [Sherrod article on pg. 10]
9 Baseball Hall of Fame--1983
10 World Series—1983
11 Parkway—June 1983 (2 copies) [Sherrod mention on pg. 30]
12 All South ’83, from Southern Living—September 1983 [Sherrod article on pg. 28]
13 Pro!—October 2, 1983
14 World Series Media Guide & Scorebook—1983
15 NFL-AFC-NFC 1983 Media Information Book
16 Baseball Hall of Fame—1984
17 NSSA Awards Program—1984
18 Southwest Conference Football--1984
19 Super Bowl XVIII—January 22, 1984--Program
20 Pro!—February 6, 1984
21 84th US Open—June 14-17,1984
22 Baseball Hall of Fame—1985
23 World Series—1985
24 Super Bowl XIX—January 20, 1985
25 D Magazine—March 1985 [Sherrod mention on pg. 67]
26 Texas Sportsworld—May 1985
27 85th US Open—June 13-16, 1985
28 Gameday—September 29, 1985—Oilers vs. Cowboys
29 The Continental—November 1985 [Sherrod mention on pg. 42]
30 Gameday—November 24, 1985—Cowboys vs. Eagles
31 Super Bowl XX—January 26, 1980 (2 copies)
32 Dallas Life Magazine—“The History of the Dallas Cowboys According to Blackie Sherrod”—August 17, 1986 (2 copies) [Sherrod article on pg. 8]
33 US Open—1987
34 Super Bowl XXI—January 25,1987 (2 copies)
35 1988 US Amateur Championship—August 23-28, 1988—Program
36 Gameday—November 16, 1986—Chargers vs. Cowboys
37 Gameday—November 27, 1986—Cowboys vs. Seahawks
38 Golf Digest—June 1987 [Sherrod article on pg. 110]
39 52nd Cotton Bowl Classic—A&M vs. Notre Dame—January 1, 1988--Program (2 items)
40 World Series--1988
41 Super Bowl XXII—January 31, 1988
42 NCAA Basketball Championship—April 2-4, 1988—Program
43 1989 US Open Golf Championship—Program
44 Super Bowl XXIII—January 22, 1989
45 US Open—1990
Box Folder
12 1 The 2nd Official Baseball Hall of Fame Book of Superstars—1990
2 Super Bowl XXIV—January 28, 1990
3 USGA National Championships—1991
4 US Open—1991
5 Super Bowl XXV—January 27, 1991
6 1991 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship—March 30 & April 1, 1991—Program
7 The National Sports Review—1991
8 NSSA Awards Program—1991
9 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship—1992—Program
10 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship Press Book—1992
11 NFL Postseason Guide—1992 (2 copies)
12 World Series—1992
13 1992 US Open Golf Championship—June 18-21-1992--Program
14 NCAA Basketball Division I Men’s Championship—1993
15 NCAA Final Four Press Book—1993
16 NFL Gameday—1993 Playoffs
17 NSSA Awards Program—1993
18 Sports Illustrated—Cowboys Issue--1993
19 World Series—1993
19A Texas Rangers Card Series—1993
20 Cotton Bowl Classic—January 1, 1993
21 Super Bowl XXVII—January 31, 1993
21A Nolan Ryan Commemorative Program—September 12, 1993
22 NCAA Basketball Division I Men’s Championship—1994
23 Super Bowl XXVIII—January 30, 1994
24 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship—April 2 & 4, 1994—Program
25 61st Sun Bowl Guide—December 30, 1994—Texas vs. North Carolina
26 US Open—1995
27 121st Kentucky Derby—May 6, 1995
28 31st Ryder Cup Matches—September 22-24, 1995—Program
29 ESPN Pro Football ’95
30 Sports Illustrated—NFL ‘95
31 NSSA Awards Program—1996
32 NSSA Awards Program—1997
33 Gainesway 1998 (stables, horseracing)
34 “100 Years of Texas High School Football,” from the Dallas Morning News—1999
35 Jim Murray Memorial Golf Classic—2001
36 NSSA Awards Program—2001
37 NSSA Awards Program—2002
38 Official Averages—Baseball—2002
39 Jim Murray Memorial Golf Classic—2003
40 NSSA Awards Program—2003
41 Dave Campbell’s Best of Texas Football
42 Gameday
43 The Golden Age of Pro Football
44 Statistical History of the Super Bowl, Games I-XXIV
45 Super Bowl XIX—San Francisco 49ers Publication
46 The Headliners Club of Austin
47 How ‘Bout Them Cowboys!
48 “The Nation’s Best in Offense,” by Blackie Sherrod
49 The Sayings of Chairman Mel
NOTE: Also see Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts, for additional material on Blackie Sherrod’s writing.



 

Series 3:
Notebooks

NOTE: Notebooks are organized by year and type of sporting event. They are in Sherrod's handwriting, which is difficult to decipher.
Box Folder
13 1 Notes—1961—Football
2 Notes—1962—Football
3 Notes—1967—Football
4 Notes—1970—Football and other
5 Notes—1971—Football
6 Notes—1972—Football and other
7 Notes—1972-73—Football and other
8 Notes—1973-74—Football and other
9 Notes—1974-75—Football and other
10 Notes—1975—Football and other
11 Notes—1976—Football and other
12 Notes—1977—General
13 Notes—1977—General, continued
14 Notes—1978—General
15 Notes—1978-81—General
16 Notes—1983-84—General
17 Notes—1985
18 Notes—March-August 1986; September 1986-January 1987
Box Folder
14 1 Notes—1987
2 Notes—1988
3 Notes—1988-89—General
4 Notes—1990-91—General
5 Notes—1992—General
6 Notes—1993—General
7 Notes—1992-94—General
8 Notes—1994—General
9 Notes—1995-96—General
10 Notes—1997-1998—General
11 Notes—1998—General
12 Notes—1998—General, continued
13 Notes—1999—General
14 Notes—2000-01—General
15 Notes—2001—General
16 Notes—2002—General
17 Notes—General—May 24-November 4; April 22; To May 23
Box Folder
15 1 Notes—General, undated
2 Notes—General, undated II
3 Notes—General, undated III
4 Notes—General, undated IV
5 Notes—General, undated V
6 Notes—General, undated VI
7 Notes—General, undated VII
8 Notes—General, undated VIII
9 Notes—“Whatever Happened,” “Observation Plat.”
Box
16 Notepads, 1975-1979
Cotton Bowl—1975
Golf (?)—1977
Cowboys—1978
Cowboys, Playoffs, Atlanta/Los Angeles—1978
Cowboys—1978
September 1978
Masters—1978
WCT (?)—1978
Columns—1978
Rangers—1978
US Open—1978
Kentucky Derby—1978
Miscellaneous—1978
Hall of Fame Coaches, Texas/Texas Tech.—1978
World Series—1978
Cowboys—1979 (1-3)
Cowboys—1979 Playoffs
Cowboys—1979
Masters & Nelson—1979
National Sports Festival—1979
WCT (?)—1979
Super Bowl XIII
SWC Basketball—1978; NCAA—1979
US Open—1979; Inverness
Rangers—1979
Kentucky Derby—1979; Belmont—1979
World Series 1979
Cowboy (?)—Playoffs 1979
Cowboy (?)—1979
Notes—1979
Box
17 Notepads, 1980-1981
Kentucky Derby—1980
World Series—1980
NCAA Football—1980
SMU-TCU; SMU NCAA Penalty—1980-81
US Open—1980
Cowboys #1—1980
Cowboys #2—1980 (2 notebooks)
Rangers—1980
Cotton Bowl—1980
Baseball Meetings—1980
Nelson Classic—1980
Vegas (?)—1980
Leonard Rematch—1980
Playoffs—1980
Cowboys—1981 (1-4)
Cowboys Exhibition—1981
Cotton Bowl—1981 (2)
NCAA Seminar—1981
Rangers—1981
Super Bowl XV—1981
SWC Basketball—1981
NCAA Baskets—1981
US Open—1981
Nelson Classic—1981
Masters—1981
NCAA Tour—1981
Kentucky Derby—1981
Baseball Playoffs, World Series—1981 (one other notebook stuck to this one)
Box
18 Notepads, 1982-1984
US Open—1982
Rangers—1982
Masters—1982
SWC Basketball—1982
NCAA Baskets—1982
FWA Hall of Fame—1982-83
Super Bowl XVI—1982
Colleges—1982
Cowboys—1982 (1-2)
NCAA—1982
Kentucky Derby—1982
World Series—1982
Rangers—1983
US Open—1983
Cowboys—1983
Cowboys—1983 (1-2)
College—1983
NCAA Seminar—1983
Playoffs, Super Bowl—1983
NCAA—1983
World Series—1983
Kentucky Derby—1983
Masters—1983
US Open—1984
Cowboys—1984
Olympics—1984 (1-2)
Grand Prix—1984
Masters—1984
Box
19 Notepads, 1984-1987
Rangers—1984
NCAA Final Four—1984
Super Bowl—1984
Kentucky Derby—1984
Baseball—1984
Rangers—1985
Cowboys—1985 (1-2)
Super Bowl—1985
NCAA—1985
US Open—1985
Golf, Nelson—1985
World Series—1985
Kentucky Derby—1985
Final Four—1985
SWC, Final Four—1985-86
Final Four—1986
Masters, Nelson—1986
Super Bowl XX—1986
Cowboys—1986 (1-2)
NCAA—1986
Cotton Bowl—1986
World Series—1986
Rangers—1986
Kentucky Derby—1986
Rangers—1987
World Series—1987
Nelson, US Open—1987
Box
20 Notepads, 1987-1989
Hagler Leonard (?)—1987
Final Four—1987
Super Bowl XXI—1987
Cowboys—1987
Baseball Winter Meetings—1987
Kentucky Derby—1988
US Open—1988
Final Four—1988
Super Bowl—1988-89
SWC and Cotton Bowl—1988
NCAA Football Seminar—1988
Cowboys—1988
Cotton Bowl—1988
Super Bowl—1988
World Series—1988
Nelson—1988
Breeders Cup—1988
Rangers—1988
Rangers—1989
College Brackets, Final Four—1989
Cowboys—1989 (2)
CFA—1989
Cotton Bowl—1989
NCAA—1989
Cowboy Quotes, etc.—1989
World Series—1989
US Open—1989
SWC Football—1989
Tyson-Brund—1989
Box
21 Notepads, 1990-1993
Super Bowl XXIV—1990
Kentucky Derby—1990
Rangers—1990
Cowboys—1990 (1-2)
NCAA Seminar—1990
Final Four and SWC—1990
Cotton Bowl—1990
NCAA—1991
Cowboys—1991 (1-2)
US Open—1991
Super Bowl—1991
Final Four—1991
Rangers—1992 (2)
Cowboys—1992 (1-2)
Super Bowl XXVI—1992
World Series—1992
Rangers—1992-93
Kentucky Derby and Super Derby—1992
Final Four—1992
US Open—1992
Cowboys—1993 (1-2)
Box
22 Notepads, 1993-2002 and undated
Super Bowl—1993
Kentucky Derby—1993
Final Four—1993
SWC Basketball and Final Four—1994
Kentucky Derby—1994
Super Bowl XXVIII—(1994)
Blackie Sherrod Executive Diary—2002
Mavericks (undated)
Winter Olympics (1-2, undated)
Holmes-Cooney, Vegas—June 11 (no year)
Tyson Spinks, Atlantic City, June 27 (no year)
Notebook (untitled and undated)
Notes (undated)
Notebook (undated)
Notebook (untitled and undated, but inside “Super Bowl XVII on holder)
Texas Horse Racing (marked as “#1,” but undated)
“Sports Illustrated” notepad (undated)
“Sports Illustrated” notepad (marked as “Tennis,” but undated)
NCAA (undated)
Hall of Fame (?) (undated)
NCAA (undated)
Randy Cobb (undated)
Cowboys, Landry-Dorsett (undated)
Cowboys (undated)
OJ Simpson, Steinbrenner (undated)
2 other notepads (untitled and undated)



 

Series 4:
Photographs

NOTE: Also see "Blackie Sherrod Photographs" in Series 9: Saved Newspaper Editions and Oversize Items—Box 33, Folder 5
Box Folder
23 1 Blackie Sherrod at Work, other Photos
2 Blackie Sherrod at Work, other Photos, Part II
3 Blackie Sherrod—Awards and Special Events
4 Blackie Sherrod—Awards and Special Events, Part II
5 Blackie Sherrod—Group Photos
6 Blackie Sherrod—Group Photos, Part II
7 Blackie Sherrod—Individual Photos
8 Blackie Sherrod—Individual Photos, Part II
9 Blackie Sherrod with Friends, Coworkers
10 Blackie Sherrod with Friends, Coworkers, Part II
11 Blackie Sherrod with Friends, Coworkers, Part III
12 Blackie Sherrod with Friends, Coworkers, Part IV
13 Blackie Sherrod with Friends, Coworkers, Part V
14 Cotton Bowl—University of Texas vs. Navy—1964
15 Photo Album—World War II Years
16 Roy Harris vs. Floyd Patterson Boxing Match—1958
17 Texas Longhorns, Coach Darrell K. Royal
18 Texas Longhorns—Football Games
19 Football Photos
20 Miscellaneous Photos, Sporting Events, Sports Figures
21 Miscellaneous, Part II
NOTE: Also see Series 9: Saved Newspaper Editions and Oversize Items—Box 33, Folder 5, for other photos of Sherrod.



 

Series 5:
Subject Files

Box Folder
23 22 Artie Shaw
23 Augusta
24 Awards & Recognition
NOTE: Also see Series 11: Awards—Box 33.
25 Baseball—General
26 Baseball Strike
27 Baylor Football
28 Beards
29 Big Brother
30 Biographical Information (on Sherrod)
31 Blacks in Sports
32 Bob Knight
33 Bob Woodward
34 Bombers
35 Books, etc.—Business
36 Boxing
37 Boxing, Part II
Box Folder
24 1 Boxing #2 (continued)
2 Bryant Trial
3 Bush 2002 Speech, Raspberry
4 1989 California Earthquake
5 Cancer-AIDS Chemistry
6 Cavalcade
7 Celebrities as Politicos
8 Cheating
9 Clinton
10 Clinton, Part II
11 Coaches
12 College Football
13 Collin Ridgway Murder
14 Col. Background, Misc.
15 Col. Reference
16 Column—Future
17 Condit
18 Cotton Bowl
19 Coulter
20 Cowboys Scandals
21 Cuban
22 Dallas Morning News Writers and Staff
23 Dallas News
24 Dallas Newspaper War
25 Dallas Politics
26 Dallas Times Herald Staff Memos
27 Dan Jenkins
28 Darrel Royal Book—Publisher Information
NOTE: Also see “Publisher’s Correspondence—‘Darrell Royal Talks Football’” in Series 6: Correspondence—Box 29, Folder 9; and “Darrel Royal Book—General Correspondence” in the same series, Box 29, Folder 10.
NOTE: Also see "‘Darrell Royal Talks Football’—First Draft" in Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts—Box 29, Folder 34.
29 Deep Throat [of Watergate]
30 Derby
31 Directives—Times Herald
32 Dirty Pol. Pool
33 Doak Walker Award
34 Drugs
35 Drugs, Part II
36 Drugs—Sports
37 Edwin Pope
38 Election
39 Fake Heroes
40 Family Information (Sherrod family)
41 Ferguson
Box Folder
25 1 Football—NFC West
2 Football Writers Association of America
3 Free Speech
4 Geraldo Rivera
5 Gore
6 Hate
7 Horserace Fix
8 Horses
9 Horses, Part II
10 Idea Bank
11 Idea Bank, Part II
12 Idea Bank, Part III
13 Jackie Sherrill Bull Castration Incident
14 Jocks as Philosophers
15 John Bibb—Nashville Tennessean
16 Kids and Guns
17 Kissinger
18 Lee Marvin
19 Mail
19A Major League Baseball
20 Manuscripts—Rejects, Unfinished
NOTE: Also see Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts—Boxes 29 and 30 for related material.
21 Marc Rich Case
22 Marge Schott-Racial Remarks
23 Mauldin
24 McVeigh Case
25 Media
26 Media, Part II
27 Media, Part III
28 Media, Part IV
29 Media Overkill
30 Memos—Dallas Morning News Editing
31 Miscellaneous Articles
32 Miscellaneous Articles, Part II
33 Mistakes
34 Monkey Man
35 Navy
36 NCAA
37 NCAA Football
38 NCAA—Knight
39 NCAA Raps
40 New Warfare
41 Newspaper War
Box Folder
26 1 Newspapers
2 Notes
3 OJ Simpson
4 Olympics
5 Osborne
6 Oscars
7 Other Writers
8 Out of Hearing
9 Painters
10 Paintings (by Blackie Sherrod)
11 Penny Pinching
12 Photo Album
13 Politics
14 Presidential Dogs
15 Radio Scripts
16 Radio Scripts—Sherrod KXOL
17 Reference
18 Reference, Part II
19 Remedies 9/11, Iraq
20 Reparations
21 Rice Football
22 "Riding the Wind" Poetry
23 Saddam Hussein
24 Saddam Wins
25 "Scattershooting"—Publisher’s Proofs
NOTE: Also see “Dallas Times Herald Column Carbons, 1963-68—Scattershooting Rejects?” in Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts—Box 29, Folder 33; and “’Scattershooting’ Book” in the same series, Box 30, Folder 9.
26 Search
27 September 11 Anniversary
28 Series 1 Article List
29 Sherrod
30 Sherrod Letters, Memos
31 Sherrod Move to Dallas Morning News
32 Show Biz
33 Show Offs
34 Sniper—Media
35 Speech Notes
36 Speeches—Appearances
37 Speechmaking
38 Spies
39 Sports Editing vs. other Departments
40 Sports Writers Associations (various)
41 Steinmark
42 Steinmark, Part II
43 Steinmark, Part III
Box Folder
27 1 Steinmark, Part IV
2 Steinmark Movie Script
NOTE: For more material on Freddie Steinmark, also see Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts—Box 30, Folders 1-5.
NOTE: Also see “Publisher’s Correspondence—Freddie Steinmark Book” in Series 6: Correspondence—Box 29, Folder 21.
3 Steriods
4 SWC Football
5 Tattoos
6 Tax Cuts
7 Taylor Publishing
8 Texas A&M
9 Texas Stadium
10 Texas Stadium Lawsuit
11 Texas Sports Writers Association/ Hall of Fame
12 Times Herald Contract, etc.
13 Times Mirror
14 To be Filed
15 Track
16 Weingarten
17 Women
18 World War II
19 Writing
20 XFL



 

Series 6:
Correspondence

This series contains letters, mostly from the public, on any number of subjects, but generally reactions to Sherrod as a writer, reactions to a particular article, or requests for articles and/or information.
Box Folder
27 21 1950s-1970s
22 1957-1961
23 1962-1966
24 1967-1971
25 1972
26 1973
27 1974
28 1975
29 1976
30 1977
31 1978
32 1979
33 1980
34 1981
35 1982
36 1983
37 1984
Box Folder
28 1 1985
2 1986
3 1987
4 1988
5 1989
6 1990
7 1991
8 1992
9 1993
10 1994
11 1995
12 1996
13 January-September 1997
14 October-December 1997
15 January-June 1998
16 July-December 1998
17 1999
18 2000
19 January-July 2001
20 August-December 2001
21 January-April 2002
Box Folder
29 1 May-August 2002
2 September-December 2002
3 2003
4 Undated
5 Bane, Mrs. W. F.
6 Bush, George W.
7 Column Ideas
8 Correspondence on “Scattershooting” Column
NOTE: Also see “’Scattershooting’—Publisher’s Proofs” in Series 5: Subject Files—Box 26, Folder 25.
NOTE: Also see “Dallas Times Herald Column Carbons, 1963-68—Scattershooting Rejects?” in Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts—Box 29, Folder 33
9 Publisher’s Correspondence—"Darrell Royal Talks Football"
10 Darrel Royal Book—General Correspondence
NOTE: For Folders 9 and 10, also see "‘Darrell Royal Talks Football’—First Draft" in Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts—Box 29, Folder 34.
NOTE: Also see “Darrel Royal Book—Publisher Information” in Series 5: Subject Files—Box 24, Folder 28.
11 Letters—Connections
12 Letters—Fort Worth Press
13 Letters—Our Navy Magazine
14 Miscellaneous Mail
15 Notables
16 Poetry Letters
NOTE: Also see “Christmas Poems—Drafts and Articles” in Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts—Box 29, Folder 30.
17 Press Box Pals
18 Retirement Mail #1
19 Retirement Mail #2
20 Sports Letters
21 Publisher’s Correspondence—Freddie Steinmark Book
NOTE: For more material on Freddie Steinmark, also see Series 5: Subject Files—Box 26, Folders 41-43; and the same series, Box 27, Folders 1-2.
NOTE: Also see Series 7: Articles and Manuscripts—Box 30, Folders 1-5.
NOTE: Also see "Sherrod Letters, Memos" in Series 5: Subject Files—Box 26, Folder 30.



 

Series 7:
Articles and Manuscripts

Box Folder
29 22 Articles & Info for Marlboro Calendar
23 "Blackie Sherrod at Large"
24 "Blackie Sherrod at Large"—Part II
25 Blackie Sherrod Newspaper Articles, other Writing
26 "The Book of Dallas" Carbons
27 Captions
28 Carbons—Don Meredith Article
29 Carbons—NFL Predictions, other Football Writing
30 Christmas Poems—Drafts and Articles
NOTE: Also see “Poetry Letters” in Series 6: Correspondence—Box 29, Folder 16.
31 Cowboy Insider Newsletter Carbons
32 Dallas Times Herald Articles—Carbons
33 Dallas Times Herald Column Carbons, 1963-68—Scattershooting Rejects?
34 Darrell Royal Talks Football—First Draft
NOTE: Also see “Publisher’s Correspondence—Darrell Royal Talks Football” in Series 6: Correspondence—Box 29, Folder 9; and “Darrel Royal Book—General Correspondence” in the same series, Box 29, Folder 10.
NOTE: Also see “Darrel Royal Book—Publisher Information” in Series 5: Subject Files—Box 24, Folder 28.
35 Golf Digest Article—Carbon Copy
Box Folder
30 1 I Play to Win—First Draft (book by UT football player Freddie Steinmark)
NOTE: For more material on Freddie Steinmark, also see Series 5: Subject Files—Box 26, Folders 41-43; and the same series, Box 27, Folders 1-2.
NOTE: Also see “Publisher’s Correspondence—Freddie Steinmark Book” in Series 6: Correspondence—Box 29, Folder 21.
2 I Play to Win—First Draft, Part II
3 Steinmark Book—Galley Proofs
4 Drafts for Freddie Steinmark Book
5 Steinmark Book--Publication
6 "Jack Proctor—Unforgettable Character" Carbons
7 Magazine Articles—Carbons
8 "NFL Forecast" Carbons—Texas Football—1976
9 “Scattershooting” Book
10 "The Whys of Football" Manuscript
11 Miscellaneous Columns
12 Miscellaneous Writing
NOTE: Also see " Manuscripts—Rejects, Unfinished" in Series 5: Subject Files—Box 25, Folder 20
NOTE: Also see Series 2: Programs and Magazines, for published examples of Sherrod’s writing.



 

Series 8:
Articles on Blackie

Box Folder
30 13 Articles on Awards
14 The Continental
15 Dallas Morning News
16 Dallas Times Herald
17 Los Angeles Times
18 Texas Publications
19 Miscellaneous Articles & Mentions
20 Miscellaneous Articles & Mentions, Part II
21 Miscellaneous Articles & Mentions, Part III



 

Series 9:
Saved Newspaper Editions and Oversize Items

NOTE: Materials in this series did not appear to have been originally organized in any particular way, as they were found in various boxes of Sherrod's donated items. They have been arranged here in alphabetical order based on either subject or newspaper headline.
Box Folder
33 1 Advertisement—"Blackie's Moved—Read Blackie Sherrod in the Dallas Morning News"
2 Advertisements—Dallas Times Herald
3 "Baylor Wins It Over TCU 12 to 7"—October 27, 1954
4 Blackie Sherrod Caricatures
5 Blackie Sherrod Photographs
NOTE: Also see Series 4: Photographs—Box 23, Folders 1-13, 15
6 "Defector Charged"—Fort Worth Star-Telegram—November 23, 1963
7 1983 Football Calendar—"A Century of All Americas"
8 "The Kennedy Assassination—Highlights of the Warren Commission's Report"—DMN, September 28, 1964
9 "Kennedy Slain on Dallas Street"—November 23, 1963
10 "Moody Seeks Probe into Oswald's Death"—Dallas Times Herald—November 27, 1963
11 "Oswald Linked to Mail-Order Rifle—Johnson Sets Major Policy Speech"—DTH—November 24, 1963
12 "Oswald Lone Kennedy Assassin, Probers Decide"—DTH—September 28, 1964
13 "Peace! Firing Ends—Japanese Accept Terms of Allies"—Fort Worth Star-Telegram—August 15, 1945
14 "President Dead, Connally Shot"—DTH—November 22, 1963
15 "Sad Nation Bids Kennedy Farewell—FBI Tipped Oswald Would Be Killed"—DTH—November 25, 1963
16 Texas Senate Resolution in Honor of Blackie Sherrod—April 23, 1963—2 copies
17 "Welcome Mr. Kennedy to Dallas"—Advertisement—DMN—November 22, 1963
18 "Yanks Trample White Sox 7-1; Collect 3 Homers"—Chicago Herald and Examiner—September 9, 1934
19 Award Certificates, Associated Press, 1960-62, 1964, 1967, 1970-71, undated



 

Series 10:
Miscellaneous Material

Box Folder
30 22 Articles on National Politics
23 Articles—Sports—1996 Olympics, Baseball
24 Football-Related Articles
25 John Glenn
26 Miscellaneous
26 Miscellaneous, Part II
Box Folder
31 1 News Articles
2 News Articles, Part II
3 Proceedings from 1866 Case of John Forbes vs. Nicholas Labadie, Volume I
4 Proceedings—Forbes vs. Labadie, Volume II
5 Script—Norm Alden Show



 

Series 11:
Awards

Box
32 1. Plaque for National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Award: Sportswriter of the Year, 1961.
2. Box with individual hanging plaques (presumably for National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Award) for years 1963, 1966, 1968-69, 1971-73, 1975-78, 1982-83.
3. National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame: Contribution to Amateur Football Award, August 11, 1977.
4. Framed Letter from Chet Atkins, November 1, 1989.
5. Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Club and Camp News, September 3, 1992.
NOTE: Also see “Awards & Recognition” in Series 5: Subject Files—Box 23, Folder 24.