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A Guide to the Charles Bowden Papers, 1947 – 2007 [Bulk dates, 1970-2007]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bowden, Charles, 1945-2014
Title: Charles Bowden Papers
Dates: 1947 – 2007
Dates: [Bulk dates, 1970-2007]
Abstract: The papers of literary journalist Charles Bowden document his prolific career covering topics including nature, political corruption, and the turbulent U.S. - Mexican border region. The collection is arranged into the following series: Personal Papers, Newspaper Writing, Magazine and Freelance Writing, Published Books, Published Essays, Speaking Engagements, Correspondence, Proposals, Research, Photographs, Computer Media, Financial Materials, Other Writers, Artifacts, and Unpublished Material.
Extent: 126 boxes (50 linear feet)
Language: Materials are written in English, Spanish, and German.
Repository: The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University

Biographical Note

Charles "Chuck" Bowden (1945-2014), literary journalist, was born outside of Chicago and raised in Tucson, Arizona, where he lived until 2009. The author of over twenty books; contributing editor for GQ, Esquire, and Mother Jones; and contributor for Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Aperture, and many other newspapers and magazines, including regional, national, and international publications; Bowden wrote and published widely and extensively on topics including the Arizona desert and environmental protection, corruption in politics, and drugs and violence along the U.S.¬–Mexico border, especially in Juárez. He is perhaps best known for "While You Were Sleeping," Harper's Magazine, Dec. 1996, which broke the story of violent deaths of women in the border town of Juárez, Mexico in the U.S. English speaking press.

After earning a Master's degree in American Intellectual History and completing doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bowden returned to Tucson in 1973. In 1981, he landed a job as a reporter at the Tucson Citizen, where he reported on sex crimes and violence–jobs others refused to take. Bowden and his friend Dick Vonier founded and edited a weekly magazine, City Magazine, which ran from 1986-1989 and covered local issues from a progressive point of view.

An avid hiker and outdoorsman, Bowden also wrote extensively about the environment and championed causes such as the Sonoran Desert Park Project. Both Frog Mountain Blues (1987) and Blue Desert (1986), as well as and several photography books for which he wrote essays, including The Sonoran Desert (1992) and the Secret Forest (1993) came out of this connection with the land of the Southwest.

After "While You Were Sleeping," Bowden collaborated with street photographers who were covering crime scenes for daily Juárez papers for Juárez: Laboratory of Our Future (1998). During this time he made friends and contacts who helped him write on drugs and violence on the US¬–Mexico border for the next eighteen years, including Down by the River (2004), Some of the Dead are Still Breathing: Living in the Future (2009), Dreamland: the Way out of Juárez (2010), Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields (2010), El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin (2011), as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles.

Charles Bowden passed away August 30, 2014 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Bowden Chronology
1945 Born, Joliet, Illinois
1948 Age 3, moved from the family farm to Chicago
1957 Age 12, moved to Tucson, Arizona
1966 BA in History from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
1967 MA, American Intellectual History from the University of Wisconsin–Madison
1968-1970 Doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
1970 Instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago
1973-1974 Researcher at the University of Arizona, Office of Arid Land Studies
1976-1978 Grant Director for NEH grants at KUAT Television, Tucson, Arizona
1981-1983 Crime reporter at Tucson Citizen
1986-1989 Co-founded and co-edited City Magazine with Dick Vonier
1973-2014 Freelance writer, contributing editor for GQ, Esquire, and Mother Jones, and contributor for Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and Aperture
2014 Passed away August 31 in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Awards
1984 Pulitzer finalist for Feature Writing for the Tucson Citizen
1996 Hillman Prize from the Sidney Hillman Foundation for "While You Sleeping"
1996 Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction
2001 Lannan Residency Program
2006 International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) Essay Award of Merit for "Lessons from Camp," Arizona Highways
2006 Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award for Inferno
2010 Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award for Dreamland: The Way out of Juárez
2010 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow in Literature
2011 Pen Center USA's First Amendment Award

Scope and Content Note

The papers of literary journalist Charles Bowden document his prolific career covering topics including the Arizona desert and environmental protection, corruption in politics, and drugs and violence along the U.S.¬–Mexico border, especially in Juárez. The collection measures 50 linear feet, and is arranged into the following sixteen series:

1. Personal Papers (boxes 1-3) Early writings include reports and collected articles, including doctoral thesis drafts.

2. Writing–Newspapers (boxes 3-6): Folders are grouped by publication and arranged chronologically. Many folders contain only the printed published article. The bulk of materials can be found in the Tucson Citizen, though these consist mainly of published articles.

3. Writing–Mazazine & Freelance (boxes 6-25): Folders are grouped by publication and arranged chronologically. Folders vary widely in content and extent. Some folders contain only the published article, while others include correspondence, research, drafts, published articles, proofs, and post-publication materials, to varying degrees. The bulk of materials can be found in Arizona Highways (mainly published articles), City Magazine, Harper's, GQ, and Esquire. Also of note, Bowden co-founded City Magazine and generally had a feature article in each issue.

4. Writing–Published Books (boxes 26-88): Materials are organized by the work and arranged chronologically. Contents and size of materials for each book vary widely, and may include include correspondence, research, drafts, proofs, and post-publication materials, to varying degrees. The largest series, Trust Me and Down By the River, contain large amounts of research files.

5. Writing–Published Essays (boxes 89-90): Material on individual essays; may include correspondence, research, drafts, published article, proofs, and post-publication materials.

6. Speaking Engagements (boxes 90-92): Correspondence, drafts, speeches, and marketing. Also includes audio and video interviews.

7. Correspondence (boxes 92-94): Organized by correspondent (the vast majority of these are printed emails), then folders labeled Personal, Financial, Business, and Fan Mail.

8. Proposals (box 94):

9. Research (boxes 95-100): Subject files, audio-visual materials, and notebooks, not related to any publication or related to several publications.

10. Photographs (boxes 101-102): Photographs of Bowden, with family and friends, and work-related, not related to a particular publication, or related to more than one.

11. Computer Media (box 102):

12. Financial Material (box 103):

13: Other Writers (box 103): Manuscripts, media, and some correspondence.

14. Audiocassettes and LPs (boxes 106-112): Personal materials (complete listing in donor's list).

15. Artifacts (boxes 113-114):

16. Unpublished Materials (boxes 115-126:

Subject matter and topics often appear in multiple series. Researchers are encouraged to consult all publications materials, as well as the Correspondence, Research, and Photographs series. Materials such as correspondence, research (including audio and video materials), and photographs are placed with the publication they relate to, unless it is unclear or they relate to multiple publications.

Unpublished Materials (Series 16) are RESTRICTED and may not be accessed until publication.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research. Unpublished Material in Series 16 is RESTRICTED and may not be accessed until publication.


Document Types

Subjects (Persons)
Bowden, Charles, 1945-2014 Archives.
Bowden, Charles, 1945-2014 donor
Subjects
Authors, American--20th century--Sources.
Document Types
Drafts.
Correspondence.
Research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Bowden Papers, Southwestern Writers Collection/Texas State University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 2010 (Accession number 2010-089)

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren Goodley and Joel Minor, 2014


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Personal Papers, 1958-2007

Box Folder
1 1 Clippings, business cards, 1977-2006
2 Clippings, business cards, 1977-2006
3 Mansfield Junior High School Yearbook, 1958
(clipping on child abuse and award)
4 Berdina "Bo" Bowden, 1991, 2007
Audio materials
Box Folder
1 5 Beermann Seminar, Sept. 21, 1968
(reel to reel)
5 Milton, Oct. 19, 1972
(audiocassette)
Video Materials
Box Folder
1 6 Jesse! April 1988, Don Greene/Chuck Bowden,
(VHS)
6 C. Bowden – Garden Sept. 1997
(Video8 videocassette)
6 Bowman – Beermann Aunt Bo Reunion, Oct. 2000
(VHS)
Education
University of Arizona, Undergraduate Study
Box Folder
1 7 Classwork, 1965-1967
(essays from University of Arizona)
8 Award and scholarship, 1966-1967
(clipping, certificate, correspondence, grade report)
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Masters Study
Box Folder
2 1 Essays, 1960s
2 “Mississippi Summer Projects Running Summary of Incidents,” 1964
(research)
3 Mississippi Field Reports, April-June, 1969
(reports and 8 x 10 photograph)
4 Graduate-school era publications, 1963-1969
(materials collected by Bowden)
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Doctoral Study
Box Folder
2 5 Dissertation research, circa 1968-1970
6 Correspondence in re research, 1970-1971
7 Corrected “Broke Bodies” typescript photocopy, 1971
Box Folder
3 1 “Broke Bodies” typescript photocopy, circa 1971
2 Corrected “Ashfield Skyline,” circa 1971
(typescripts, typescript photocopy)
3 Correspondence in re dissertation acceptance, 1972-1973



 

Series II: Writings – Newspapers, 1973-2004

Folders are grouped by publication and arranged chronologically. Many folders contain only the printed published article. The bulk of materials can be found in the Tucson Citizen, though these consist mainly of published articles.
Arizona Daily Star
Box Folder
3 4 Articles and correspondence, 1973-1989
(published articles, 1 personal letter to Bowden)
5 "An Arizonan who came out of the ground returns to it," [Chris Clarke obituary], 1998
(correspondence, research, drafts, published article)
5 “Do We Need El Con [Mall]," 2000
(published article)
5 "No More Fear: Vote as if it matters," 2004
(published article)
Tucson Citizen
Box Folder
3 6 Letters to the editor, 1984
(correspondence, research, published article)
7 Correspondence, 1983-1984
8 Awards (RFK Journalist, Pulitzer Prize, and local), 1981-1984
(correspondence, research, certificates)
Box Folder
4 1 Gannett Foundation Awards, 1983-1984
(correspondence, clippings, certificate, publications, speech)
2-6 Articles, 1981-1984
(published articles and photocopies)
Box Folder
5 1-2 Articles, 2003, undated
(published articles and photocopies)
3 Special feature report, "Using Our Children for Sex," 1983
(published article)
USA Today
Box Folder
5 4 Correspondence, 1984-1990,
(correspondence, letters to the editor)
5 Editorials, 1984-1990
(published articles and photocopies)
6 "Watching Death Become a Reality," Oct. 6, 1986
(correspondence, published article, 1988 reprint)
San Francisco Examiner
Box Folder
5 7 After the Gold Rush Series: "Land of Lost Souls," "Dreams to Dust," "Sunbelt on Last Legs," Aug. 10-12, 1987
(published articles)
Arizona Republic
Box Folder
5 8 “Death of the Sea of Cortez,” Nov. 26, 1995
notes, published article)
9 "On the timeless impulse to scar Arizona," 2001
(correspondence, published article)
New Times
Box Folder
5 10 Don Arturo article "The Narc and the Smuggler in the Land of Plenty," 1998
(draft, proof, published article)
Connection
Box Folder
5 11 Essays, 1998-2004
(drafts, published articles; includes published article re Chris Clarke)
Tucson Weekly
Box Folder
5 12 Tribute to Alan Harrington, 1997
(published article)
12 NAFTA Book review, 2000
(published article)
High Country News
Box Folder
5 13 Reprint of "The importance of being nowhere," 2001
(correspondence, published article)
Metrotimes
Box Folder
5 14 "Reflections on 9/11: Over the border," 2002
(notes, draft, published article)
Box Folder
6 1 Articles, 1982-1995
(published articles and photocopies)
2 Editorials, circa 1970s-1980s
(fragments, printouts, drafts)



 

Series III: Writings – Magazines and Freelance

Folders are grouped by publication and arranged chronologically. Folders vary widely in content and extent. Some folders contain only the published article, while others include correspondence, notes, research, drafts, and proofs, to varying degrees. The bulk of materials can be found in Arizona Highways (mainly published articles), City Magazine, Harper's, GQ, and Esquire. Also of note, Bowden co-founded City Magazine and generally had a feature article in each issue.
Outside, 1977
Box Folder
6 3 "Killing the Hidden Waters," Dec. 1977
(published article)
Tracking the 21st Century-Tucson Public Library, 1983-1984
Box Folder
6 4 "Walk," "Power," "New Tools of the Tucson Basin," 1983-1984
(published articles)
Bicycling, 1982
Box Folder
6 5 "Triple Threat: Relax! Here are 300 Miles You'll Be Glad You Missed," 1982
(published article)
Coyote, 1982-1983
Box Folder
6 6 "Power," "New Tools of the Tucson Basin", 1982-1983
(published articles)
Arizona Highways, 1983-2007
Box Folder
6 7 Correspondence and business agreements, 1982-1984, 1989-1990
8-9 Articles, 1983-1991
(notes, published articles)
Box Folder
7 1-2 Articles, 2003-2007
(correspondence, notes, drafts, proofs, published articles, reprint, IRMA award)
The Texas Humanist, 1984
Box Folder
7 3 “A Desert Tale: Cherishing the Hidden Waters,” July/Aug. 1984
(published article)
Arizona Inc., 1985-1986
Box Folder
7 4 “Power in Arizona,” Fall/Winter 1985-1986
(published article)
City Magazine, 1985-1989
Box Folder
7 5 Photographs, 1986-1988
(3 8x10 prints, one photocopy, 1 16x20 print removed to Oversized Box 105 / Folder 1)
6-7 Research notebooks, circa mid-1980s
(8 notebooks)
8 Business correspondence, 1988-1989
9 General, 1985-1989,
(research, memorial for Glenton Sykes and Richard Vonier, draft of speech)
10 Budgets, 1988-1989
Issues and marketing covers–
Oversized
Box
8 Marketing cover, undated
Prototype, Winter 1986
Issues: Nov/Dec 1986; Jan 1987; Feb 1987; March 1987; April 1987; May 1987; June 1987; July 1987; August 1987; Sept 1987; Oct 1987; Nov 1987; Dec. 1987
Box
9 Issues: Jan 1988; Feb 1988; March 1988; April 1988; May 1988; June 1988; July 1988; Aug 1988; Sept 1988; Nov 1988; Dec 1988; Jan 1989; Feb 1989; March 1989
People Weekly, 1986
Box Folder
10 1 “In His Own Words: America’s H2O Binge,” June 16, 1986
(correspondence, published article)
Los Angeles Times Magazine, 1986
Box Folder
10 2 “Blazing Trails,” Aug. 10, 1986
(published article)
Defenders, 1986
Box Folder
10 3 “Miracle on the San Pedro,” Sept./Oct. 1986
(published article)
Buzzworm, 1989-1992
Box Folder
10 4 "Love Among the Lion Killers," "Dave Forman, "Turtle Made the World," 1989-1990
(correspondence, notes, published articles)
5 "At Sea With the Shepard," "Reinventing the West," "Children of the Sun," 1991-1992
(published articles)
Phoenix Magazine, 1989-1993
Box Folder
10 6 "Red Line" (excerpted from Red Line), "Pacific Ram" (Sea Shepherd voyage), "La Virgin and the Drug Lord," "Will the Wolf Dance in Arizona Again?" "Charles Keating and the Missing Billions," 1989-1993
(correspondence, draft, published articles)
Smart, 1990
Box Folder
10 7 “The Nowhere Man,” [Keating], Mar./Apr. 1990
(published article)
Details, 1990-1991
Box Folder
10 8 “High Seas Avenger,” [Sea Shepherd voyage, photographs by Marc Gaede], 1990-1991
(correspondence, 5 5x7 photographs, published article)
Wildlife Conservation, 1992
Box Folder
11 1 “Lonesome Lobo,” Jan./Feb. 1992
(notes, published article)
Bellona Magasin (Norwegian), 1991-1992
Box Folder
11 2 “Sea Shepherd,” Nov. 1992
(correspondence, financial material, published article)
Penthouse, 1993
Box Folder
11 3 “Charlie Keating’s Wild and Crazy World,” July 1993
(published article)
Geo Special (German), 1993-1994; 1998
Box Folder
11 4 “Argentinien,” Jun. 1994
(published article)
4 “Basque story,” “Smoke juniper story” circa 1993
(notes)
5 “Saguaros,” Dec. 1998
(draft, published article)
Nature Conservatory, 1994
Box Folder
11 6 “Desert Dreams,” [El Pinacate] Sep./Oct. 1994
(correspondence, published article)
Merian (German), 1995
Box Folder
11 7 “Im Spinnennetz der Schönheit,” ["In the Spiderweb of Beauty"] Aug. 1995
(published article)
Harper’s, 1995-2002; 2007
Box Folder
11 8 “Laughter, Gunfire and Forgetting: An elusive tale of the Mexican drug war,” Sept. 1995
(notes, more than 40 photographs and snapshots, published article)
Box Folder
12 1 “While You Were Sleeping,” Dec. 1996
(correspondence, notes, research, photographic printouts, drafts, published article, reviews) [includes two articles by Debbie Nathan critiquing Harper's and Bowden's article, and "Cuidad Juárez: los asesinatos," Proceso Aug. 22, 1999]
2 “Torch Song,” Aug. 1998
(correspondence, drafts, proofs, published article)
3 “Ike and Lyndon: portrait of the artist and the president,” Mar. 2000
(correspondence, notes, drafts, proofs, published article)
Box Folder
13 1 “Teachings of Don Fernando,” Jun. 2002
(correspondence, drafts, edited proofs, published article)
La Onda, 1996
Box Folder
13 2 “La Muerte del Mar de Cortés,” Apr. 1996
(published article)
GQ, 1996-1998; 2001-2006
Box Folder
13 4 “Honest to a Fault” [Mike Manning], Nov. 1996
(notes, draft, published article)
5 “The Killer Across the River” [Amado Carrillo], Apr. 1997
(notes, research, drafts, published article, reprints)
Box Folder
14 1 "The Killer Across the River," continued
2 “Crapshoot Nation,” Apr. 1998
(notes, drafts, published article)
3 “Our Man in Mexico,” [Sal Martinez] June 2001
(drafts, proof, published article)
4 “How to Deal With Pain," May 2002
(correspondence, published article)
Box Folder
15 1 “Caught in the Dream of Enron,” June 2002
(proof, published article)
2 “I Was Lying” [John McCain], Nov. 2002
(correspondence, drafts, proof, published article)
3 “Bombs Over Paradise,” [Bali] Feb. 2003
(research, proof, published article, speaking engagement)
4 “Lord of the Drug Ring” [Guillermo Calderoni], 2003-2004 Best American Crime Writing reprint], Nov. 2003
(correspondence, drafts, proofs, published article)
Box Folder
16 1 “General Electric,” [Wesley Clark] Dec. 2003
(correspondence, draft, proofs, published article)
2 Obsession for GQ, Sept. 2003
(fragment)
3 "Best Filling Station in the World: Manka's Inverness Lodge" [restaurant review], Feb. 2004
(published article)
4 “Coming to My Senses,” Oct. 2004
(correspondence, notes, research, proofs, published article)
5 “Reading List for the President,” Nov. 2004
(correspondence, draft, published article)
6 “Renegade: Wino,” Dec. 2004
(correspondence, drafts, proof, published article)
Box Folder
17 1 “Looting and Profiteering in Louisiana,” Nov. 2005
(notes, draft, published article)
2 “The Architect of Taste,” May 2006
(draft, published article, reprint)
Esquire, 1997-1998
Box Folder
17 3 “Chuy Carrillo is Dead and Living Somewhere Far, Far Away,” Oct. 1997
(correspondence, notes, research, photograph, drafts, published article)
4 “Bad Luck on an Otherwise Fine Night," [heroin in Plano, Texas] Mar. 1998
(notes, research, draft, published article)
Box Folder
18 1 "Bad Luck on an Otherwise Fine Night," continued
2 “We are Hit” [6th Floor Museum], April 1998
(published article)
3-4 "The Pariah” [Gary Webb/CIA], Sep. 1998
(correspondence, notes, research, photograph, drafts, proof, published article)
Box Folder
19 1 “America: Houston and Ramiro” [Charles Whitman], Feb. 1999
(research, drafts, proof, published article)
2 “The Frozen Sea” [Columbine Massacre / Littleton, Colorado], July 1999
(published article)
3 “Being Max Cleland,” Aug. 1999
(correspondence, notes, photograph, drafts, proofs, published article)
4 "Leave Something Behind" [Sonoran Desert Park Project], Dec. 1999
(correspondence, research, drafts, published article, reprint)
5 “Climbing Finger Rock” [by Jim Boyer, edited by Bowden], April 2000
(correspondence, research, draft, proof, published article)
Box Folder
20 1 “The Bone Garden of Desire,” Aug. 2000
(correspondence, drafts, published article)
Tucson Monthly, 1997
Box Folder
20 2 “The King Without a Face,” Nov. 1997
(photocopy of published article, Arizona Press Club award)
Aperture, 1998-2003
Box Folder
20 3 “Blind in the Sun,” Winter 1998
(correspondence, published article)
4 “Camera of Dirt: Juárez photographer takes forbidden images in foreign-owned factories,” [photographs by Julián Cardona] Spring 2000
(printouts of photographs, draft, published article, reprint in The Bridge Review 2001)
5 “Blue Mist,” [capital punishment] Summer 2000
(correspondence, draft, proof, published article)
6 “The Other Life of Photographs,” Spring 2002
(draft, proof, published article)
7 “Come and Get It: Last Meals and the People who Eat Them,” [photographs by Celia A. Shapiro] Fall 2003
(draft, published article)
8 “Roger Ballen’s World,” Winter 2003
(correspondence from Ballen, draft, published article)
Talk, 1999-2000
Box Folder
21 1-2 “I Wanna Dance with the Strawberry Girl,” [Juárez, photos by Julian Cardona] Sept. 1999
(correspondence, notes, research, drafts, proofs, published article)
Teamster, 1999, 2006
Box Folder
21 3 “The NAFTA Trucker: Crossing the Line,” Oct. 1999
(correspondence, notes, research drafts, published article, "Hazards of strike join cash flow, fatigue as problems for truckers in Tucson Citizen, Feb. 3 1983)
4 “The NAFTA Trucker: Holding the Line,” [photos by Julian Cardona] Aug. 2006
(draft, published article)
Mountain Gazette, 2001-2006
Box Folder
21 5 “Flat Mountain,” March 2001
(draft, published article)
Box Folder
22 1 “The Late, Great Mexican Revolution,” Sept. 2001
(published article)
2 “Craps,” Jan. 2004
(correspondence, 2 snapshot photographs, published article)
3 “The Hunger of the Ticking Watch in the Empty Room,” June 2005
(draft, published article)
4 “Night Flight,” July 2006
(draft, published article)
Wildflower, 2001
Box Folder
22 5 “Leave Something Behind,” [reprint from Esquire, Dec. 1999, Sonoran Desert National Park] Winter 2001
(published article)
Orion, 2002, 2006
Box Folder
22 6 "Love,” [on meeting Julian Cardona] Spring 2002
(correspondence, published article)
6 Review of Dry Borders, Sept/Oct 2006
(published article)
Mother Jones, 2003-2006
Box Folder
22 7 “Outback Nightmares & Refugee Dreams,” Mar./Apr. 2003
(correspondence, draft, proof, published article, review)
8 “Keeper of the Fire,” July 2003
(correspondence, drafts, proof, published article)
9 “Little Big Man,” [Dennis Kucinich] Nov./Dec. 2003
(drafts, proof, published article, campaign buttons)
10 “Born Into Cellblocks,” [Nuevo Laredo] May/June 2006
(published article)
Box Folder
23 1 “Exodus: Coyotes, pollos, and the promised van,” [photographs by Julian Cardona] Sep./Oct. 2006
(correspondence, drafts, proofs, published article)
The Land Report, 2003
Box Folder
23 2 “Importance of Being Nowhere,” [reprint from Arivaca Connection] Spring 2003
(correspondence, published article)
Wild Earth Journal, 2003
Box Folder
23 3-4 “Snaketime,” Summer/Fall 2003
(correspondence, notes, research, printout photograph of Bowden at 'snake site' 2000, draft, proof, article, reprint in German, Natur und Kultur 2004)
High Desert Journal, 2007
Box Folder
23 5 “Under a Dry Moon,” [photographs by Michael P. Berman, Arizona and Sonora] Spring 2007
(published article)
National Geographic, 2007
Box Folder
23 6 “Our Walls, Ourselves,” [photographs by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel] May 2007
(draft, proof, published article)
Unpublished articles, 1980-2006
Box Folder
24 1 Global mining, 1980-1997
(research)
2 "Love Story,” [Mrs. Hiewett in prison], 2001
(interview notes)
3 Cesar Chavez, 2006
(notes from Venezuela with Julian Cardona)
4 Col. James Hiett and wife, undated
(notes)
Article research, 1990-1999
Box Folder
24 5-6 Sea Shepherd, 1990-1999
(correspondence, slides, photographs, research, reprint)
7 Sea World / Sea Shepherd, 1992-1999
(research)
8 Godfrey Sykes [Colorado River] 1903-1916, 1984-1989
(correspondence, research)
Box Folder
25 1-4 Michael Poland execution [used for “Blue Mist” and in Blues for Cannibals] 1998-1999
(correspondence, notes, early draft printout)



 

Series IV: Writings – Published Books

Materials are organized by the work and arranged chronologically. Contents and extent of materials for each book vary widely. The largest series, Trust Me and Down By the River, contain large amounts of research files.
Killing the Hidden Waters, 1977
Box Folder
26 1 Impact of Energy Development in Arid Lands, 1975
2 Research and notes, undated
3 Bibliographic notation, undated
4 Corrected typescript fragments, undated
5 Corrected “The People Who Have Gone” typescript and “The People Who Will Come” typescript photocopy, undated
Box Folder
27 1 University of Texas Press correspondence, 1976-1977
2 Correspondence, 1974-1978, undated
3 Corrected “Pump” preface typescript, undated
4 Page proofs, circa 1977
5 Marketing, 1977-1978
6 Reviews, 1977-1988
Box Folder
28 1 “The Morning After: Some Serious Thoughts On Drinking” speech, circa 1991
2 Reprint materials, 2003-2006
(financial materials, "Afterward" draft, proofs, book covers, reviews)
3 General materials, 1976-1984
Street Signs Chicago: neighborhood and other illusions of big city life, 1981
Box Folder
28 4 Research, 1977-1978, undated
5 Correspondence, 1978-1980, undated
(Bill Williams [includes photographs],Barbara Houlberg-Kreinberg and Lew Kreinberg, and rejections)
6 Corrected “Get Home Before Dark” typescript photocopy, 1979
7 Reviews, 1981-1982, undated
Blue Desert, 1986
Box Folder
28 8 Research, correspondence, artwork, book negatives, 1986-1988, undated
9 Draft printout, incomplete, undated
10 Draft printout, complete, undated
Box Folder
29 1 Corrected printout photocopy, undated
2 Reviews and articles, 1986-1988, undated
3 "The 1992 Edward Abbey Western Wilderness Calendar," 1992
Frog Mountain Blues, 1987
Box Folder
29 4 Correspondence, 1984-1988, undated
5 Notebooks, undated
6 Photographs, 1986-1987
(13 8x10 b&w prints by Jack Dykinga)
Drafts
Box Folder
29 7 “Buster’s Mountain” printout, 1984
8 Corrected “Mountain by the City,” printout, undated
9 Corrected “Santa Catalina” printout photocopy, undated
Box Folder
30 1 Printout, undated
2 Printout photocopy, undated
3 Reviews, 1987-2003
(includes interview and clipping on Mt. Lemmon fire)
4 Promotional button, ca 1987
5 Afterword reprint, 1994
Mescal, 1988
Box Folder
30 6 Outline, undated,
(3 napkins)
7 Correspondence and financial materials, 1987-1988
Drafts
Box Folder
30 8 Corrected printout, 191 pages, with fragment, undated
9 Corrected printout, 234 pages, undated
Box Folder
31 1 Bound printout, 161 pages, 1987
2 Corrected and annotated bound draft, 187 pages, with letter, 1987
3 Bound printout, 179 pages, undated
4 Marketing, 1988
5 Reviews, 1988-1989
Red Line, 1989
Box Folder
31 6 Notebooks, undated
7 Correspondence, 1988-1991, undated
Drafts
Box Folder
31 8 Corrected bound printout, 116 pages, undated
Box Folder
32 1 Bound printout, 206 pages, 1988
2 Corrected bound printout, 221 pages, 1988
3 Corrected printout, 225 pages, 1988
4 Corrected printout with notes, 225 pages, 1988
Box Folder
33 1 Marketing, dust cover, headshot 1989-1992, undated
(5x7 b&w photographic print)
2 Reviews and articles, 1989-1990
3 Royalty statements, 1989-1992
Desierto: Memories of the Future, 1991
Box Folder
33 4-5 Notebooks, undated
6 Photographs, 1991
(4 color slides of painting used for book cover, 1 b&w 5x7 print of Bowden, 2 color snapshots of 3 women and Merv Larson in Mexico)
7 Business correspondence, 1989-1992, undated
Drafts
Box Folder
33 8 Corrected bound draft, 115 pages, undated
9 Corrected draft, 212 pages, 1990
Post-publication
Box Folder
34 1 Reader correspondence, 1991
2 Marketing, 1992, undated
3 Reviews and articles, 1991-1992, undated
4 Royalty statements, 1991-1994
The Sonoran Desert, 1992
Box Folder
34 5 Correspondence, notebook, financial statement, 1988-1994
Expansions, 1992
Box Folder
34 6 Correspondence and notebook, 1990, undated
The Secret Forest, 1993
Box Folder
34 7 Notebooks, undated
8 Photographs, 1992, 2001
(various prints by Dykinga, 2 color 8.5 x 11 color printouts at Álamos by Jim Breighaupt)
Drafts
Box Folder
34 9 Two printouts (one corrected, one bound), 105 pages, undated
10 Corrected printout photocopy and introduction, 105 pages and 34 pages, undated
11 Printout, 97 pages, undated
12 Reviews, articles, marketing, 1993-1994
Trust Me: Charles Keating and the Missing Billions, 1993
Research
Box Folder
35 1 3 Audiocassettes: "Tape 1 Charlie," "Brenda I," "Brenda II," ca 1990
2-3 U.S. House Hearings, 1989
4 Magazines, 1990-1992
Subject files, circa 1980-1992
(Folder titles are Bowden's when possible. Some folders include writings and drafts.)
Box Folder
36 1 Nexus, 1970-1991
2 Carl Lindner/Nexus, 1977-1990
3 Goldsmith, 1984-1992
4 Charlie: Letter to Krista, 1991
5 Keith Dickson [interview], undated
6 [untitled/meeting transcript], 1989
7 Keating log, 1983
8 Keating Log, 1984
9 Phoenix clippings, 1989-1991
10 Cincinnati clippings,
(includes draft)
11 Bill Black, undated
(drafts)
12 7/31/86 [Sauter]
13 Keating Clippings late 80s -90s, 1987-1991
14 Larry Flynt, 1983
15 Keating log, 1989
16 Keating log, 1986
17 Keating logs short version, 1983-1989
18 William Crawford / Ball, undated
(interviews)
19 John Boyce, 1990
(interview, notes/writing)
20 Miscellaneous, 1973, 1987-1990
21 Judy Wischer and Charlie Keating speeches, Jan. 1989
Box Folder
37 1 Sauter notes, circa 1989
2 Chuck agenda/Keating log, Nov. 11 1989
3 Interview notes: Phoenician Construction Workers/Engineers, Jim Parker, Stan the barber, circa 1990
4 Jim Grogan interviews, undated
5 Conley Wolfswinkel clippings, 1987-1991
6 Keating log, 1985
7 Keating security report et al, 1991
8 Keating log, 1988
9 Keating log, 1989
10 Chip Wischer interviews, undated
Box Folder
38 1 More Nexus, 1987-1992
2 Keating log, 1986
3 Keating log, 1987
4 [NCFIRRE interview with Charles Keating], 1993
5 "Cult of Keating," ca 1990
6 Jerry Kramer interview [with Keating], ca 1990
7 Stan the barber [interview], ca 1990
8 Gerald Murphy/contractor, ca 1990
9 Magazines: S&Ls, 1990
10 [Interviews with Keating and employees], ca 1990
11 [ACC/LSL Lincoln Savings and Loan Timeline], 1983-1989
12 E.C. Garcia, 1984-1986
13 Carl Lindner and John McMillin PACS 80s, 1987-1992
14 [Article database search results for Dennis Deconcini], 1993
15 [Various], 1979-1991
16 [Wire reports], 1990-1992
17 Chip Wischer, 1995
18 Chip Wischer, 1992
(5 audiocassettes)
Box Folder
39 1-3 Newspapers–Keating, 1970, 1981-1992
(Oversize)
Court Transcripts
Box Folder
40 1-3 Keating Jr and Keating III, 1992
(court document search results for Dennis Deconcini)
4 Lincoln Savings & Loan, 1990
Box Folder
41 1-2 Lincoln Savings & Loan, 1990
Research–general
Box Folder
41 3-4 Clippings/articles, notes, financial materials, legal materials, circa 1980-1992
Box Folder
42 1-5 Clippings/articles, notes, financial materials, legal materials, circa 1980-1992
Box Folder
43 1 Clippings/articles, notes, financial materials, legal materials, circa 1980-1992
2-3 Notebooks, circa late 1980s-1997
(19 notebooks)
4 Proposals (3), circa 1991
5 Correspondence, 1990-1993, undated
Drafts
Box Folder
44 1 Corrected printout fragments, circa 1992
(Keating intro)
2 Corrected “Welcome Home” printout, 547 pages, 1992
3 Corrected “Charlie” printout, 418 pages, 1992
Box Folder
45 1 Corrected “Charlie” printout, 304 pages, 1992
2 Corrected page proof photocopy, 1993
Post-publication
Box Folder
45 3 Reviews and articles, 1993
4 Marketing, 1993
(includes reviews and b&w headshots of Binstein and Bowden)
5 General, circa late 1980s-1994
(S&L trading cards; photographic printouts; color snapshot of Keating, Bowden, and Vonier; clippings; financial materials)
Interviews
Box Folder
45 6 Interview for Phoenix Magazine
Audiocassettes
Box Folder
46 1 "Newsweek on Air" Interview for Trust Me, June 28, 1993
1 Interview with Mike Binstein, Trust Me, July 11, 1993
Blood Orchid, 1995
Box Folder
46 2 Notebooks, ca 1990s
(11 notebooks)
3 “Blood Orchid Music” audiocassette (various artists)
4 Correspondence, 1991-2007, undated
Photographs
Box Folder
46 5 Bowden and Sundance, circa 1993
6 color snapshots)
5 Bowden, Marc Gaede, and others with Sundance’s coffin, circa August 1993
(8 color snapshots)
5 Chuck, Sundance, and others at Sundance’s funeral at Standing Rock, ca August 1993
(15 color snapshots, funeral service program)
5 Sundance and Marc Gaede, 1991
(1 b&w 8x10 print)
6 Robert Sundance, NBC News, May 21, 1993
(videocassette)
Drafts
Box Folder
46 7 Chapter printouts, undated
Box Folder
47 1 Draft printout, 279 pages, with letter, Apr. 26, 1993
2 Corrected draft printout, 285 pages, Aug. 29, 1993
3 Draft printout, 250 pages, 1993
4 Draft printout, 269 pages, 1993
Box Folder
48 1 Draft printout, 276 pages, 1994
2 Corrected printout fragment, 1997
3 Advance uncorrected proof, 1995
Post-publication
Box Folder
48 4 Arizona Republic article, Sep. 18, 1995
5 Changes to paperback edition, photocopies, Sep. 17, 2001
6 Paperback cover printout, ca 2001
Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau, 1996
Box Folder
48 7 Notebooks, research, 1998, undated
(Visions of the Grand Staircase-Escalante)
Chihuahua: Pictures from the Edge, 1996
Box Folder
48 8 Notebooks, undated
(3 notebooks)
8 Photographs, 1995
(2 color 8x10 by Virgil Hancock, 1 color snapshot of Hancock)
8 Draft printout, ca 1995
8 Award, 1998
8 "Why I Wrote This," 2002
(excerpt from Chihuahua)
Juárez: The Laboratory of Our Future, 1998
Box Folder
48 9 Notebook, undated
10 Photographs, 1997-1998
(73 color slides submitted by street photographers)
11 Photographs, circa 1990-1995
(17 color snapshots of street scenes, 7 8x10 prints and printouts, 3 color slides, 7 color 8x10 prints)
Box Folder
49 1 Research, 1994
("The Practice of Photojournalism in Cuidad Juárez, México" by Graciela Manjarréz Cuéllar, thesis, in English and Spanish)
Drafts
Box Folder
49 2 Corrected draft printout and fragment printout ("First Draft"), ca 1990s
3 Draft printout, ca 1990s
4 Dummy proof photocopy, July 23, 1997
5 Photo dummy proof layout with notes, Sep. 1997
6 Corrected layout, [1995]
Post-publication
Box Folder
50 1 Reviews, 1997-2001
(includes International Center of Photography award, 1999)
2 Marketing, 1998
(includes 1 audiocassette tape)
3 Stories About Us: Photographs from Juárez exhibition, 1998
4 Correspondence, 2000-2001, 2005
Eugene Richards, 2001
Box Folder
50 5 Notebook, correspondence, research, draft printouts, marketing, 2000, undated
6 Page proofs, circa 2001
Blues for Cannibals, 2002
Box Folder
50 7 Notebook, 1999
7 Photograph, 1992
(8x12 color print of Dick Vonier)
8 Correspondence, 2000-2002, undated
Drafts
Box Folder
50 9 “The Mesquite Manifesto” corrected printouts, undated
10 "Mesquite: love after midnight" corrected printout, 253 pages, undated
Box Folder
51 1 “Mesquite: blues for cannibals” corrected draft printout, 480 pages, undated
2 Corrected draft printout fragments, with notes, undated
3 "Blues for Cannibals: lessons of the mesquite," draft printout, 421 pages, Jun. 2000
Box Folder
52 1 "Blues for Cannibals: lessons of the mesquite," corrected draft printout (Becky Saleton’s edits), undated
Box Folder
53 1 "Blues for Cannibals: the notes from underground," corrected draft printout (Mary Martha Miles’s edits), undated
2 "Entrance Wound," corrected preface draft printout, undated
3 Copy editor’s corrected printout photocopy, 2001
Proofs
Box Folder
53 4 Rough Pages with author’s corrections, Aug. 28, 2001
Box Folder
54 1 Corrected Rough Pages proof photocopy, Aug. 28, 2001
2 Corrected Rough Pages proof photocopy, Sep. 17, 2001
3 Corrected Master Proof, 2nd pass, Oct. 11, 2001
4 Review copy, circa Oct. 2001-Feb. 2002
Post-publication
Box Folder
55 1 Cover images and text, circa 2001-2002
2 Farrar, Straus & Giroux catalogs, Sep. 2001-Mar. 2003
3 Reviews, articles, interviews, 2002-2004
4 Royalty statement, June 2006
Down by the River, 2002
Subject Files
Includes articles, correspondence, notes, and photographs.
Box Folder
55 5 “A. Carrillo,” 1987-1997, undated
6 “A. Carrillo/Death,” 1997-1999
7 “ACF” [Amado Carrillo Fuentes], 1994-2001
Box Folder
56 1 “AMADO,” 1997-1999
2 “Amado Carillo,” 1995-1997, undated
3 “Amado Carillo,” 1997-1999
4 “Amado Carillo (death), 1997
5 “Articles Miscellaneous,” 1995-1996, undated
6 “Border Clips,” 1995-1996, undated
7 “Bruno,” 1997-2001, undated
Box Folder
57 1 “Bruno Jordan,” 1994-1998
2 “Bruno Jordan,” 1997-1998, undated
3 “Bruno/Phil Material and Clips,” 1996, undated
4 “Carillo Material,” 1995-1996
5 “Chomsky/journalists,” 1996
6 “Chupacabra/Border,” 1996
7 “Clips from Ray,” 1996-1997
8 “Colosio/Cartels,” 1999
9 “Corruption Miscellaneous,” 1994-1996
Box Folder
58 1 “DEA [illegible],” 1997-1999
2 “Dead girls Juárez,” 1995
3 “Drug Violence,” 1995-1997
4 “Drug War Reports,” 1996-1999
5 “El Guero,” 1993-1995
6 “Executions/96,” 1996
7 “Exit wound,” 1999
Box Folder
59 1 “Flores Family,” 1994-1998
(27 color snapshots and negatives)
2 “Heidi Death in Juárez,” undated
(1 5x7 color print)
3 “Hiett,” 2000
(2 notebooks)
4 “Info on Juárez,” 1995-1996
5 “Informant,” 1988-1997
6 “Jordan/Carillo,” 1987-1997
7 “Juárez News/Fall/97,” 1997
8 “Juárez/reports,” 1997-1998
9 “La Crisis,” 1995-1998
10 “Magazines,” 1996-1997
Box Folder
60 1 “Maps,” 1993-1997
(of Juárez and Mexico)
2 “Meth,” 1995
3 “Mex Crime Wave,” 1997-1999
4 “Mex Drugs,” 1997-1999
5 “Mex/drugs Frontline files,” 1997
6 “Mex/drugs N. Calif,” 1997
7 “Mexico/freak shows,” 1999-2000
8 “Mexican Drug Clips,” 1997
9 “Mexican Economy,” 1997-1999
10 “Mexico Crime,” 1997-1998
11 “Mex Press,” 1998-1999
12 “Money laundering,” 1998
13 “More Juárez clips,” 1995-1999, undated
Box Folder
61 1 “NAFTA,” 1995-1996
2 “NAFTA/Drugs,” 1998
3 “Notes [Carillo, Bruno]”, 1996
4 “Notes VI/Bruno,” 1995-2001
5 “Operation Casablanca,” 1998
6 “PBS program,” 1997-1999, undated
7 “Pen-link Report,” Dec. 20, 1993
8 “Phil Jordan,” 1988-1997
9 “Phil Jordan,” 1997-1998
10 “Quirarte Material,” 1997-2001
Box Folder
62 1 “Rocío Agüero Miranda,” 1996
2 “Sal/Juárez,” 2000
3 “Sal Case/Mexico et al,” 2000-2001
4-5 “Sal Martinez,” 1995-2001
(notebook, writing, correspondence)
Box Folder
63 1 “Salinas” [Raul Salinas], 1989-2001
2 “Salinas,” 1995-1997
3 “Salinas Material,” 1995-1996
4 “Signs of Crisis (actual, pansies, et al),” 1995
5 “The Sinaloa Cowboys and Misc Drugs,” 1995-1996
6 “Tijuana,” 1996-1997
Box Folder
64 1 “War on Drugs,” circa 1993-1997
2 “Whalen and others” [Christopher Whalen], 1996, undated
3-5 Notebooks, 1995-2001, undated
(42 notebooks, various sizes)
Box Folder
65 1-2 Notebooks, 1995-2001, undated
Research
Box Folder
65 3-4 Mexico News Pak, 1995-1995
(full run, May 8, 1995-Nov. 28, 1999)
Box Folder
66 1 Mexico News Pak,
2 Magazine and newspaper articles, 1985-2002
3-4 Internet articles, 1995-2004
Box Folder
67 1 Internet articles, 1995-2004
2 Reports and books, 2000, 2004, undated
3 Press summaries, 1995
4 El Paso Herald Post/ El Paso Times column photocopies, 1945-1975
Box Folder
68 1-4 “In the Matter of M.A.F.” testimony transcript, May 1995
Audio cassettes, 1996-1998
(10 tapes)
Box Folder
68 5 Sean Jordan, Oct 1996
(2 tapes)
5 Letter to Michele, from Bruno, ca 1990s
5 Tony Jordan, Oct 1996
5 Tony J., April 16, 1997
(2 tapes)
5 Hector [Acosta], May 1998
(2 tapes)
5 Gary Webb, April 25, 1998
5 Carlos & Bridgette, July 26, 1997
Box Folder
69 1 General, 1995-2001, undated
(research, correspondence, photocopied images, writing)
2-3 Correspondence, 1998-2007, undated
4 Essays by others/unidentified, 1998-2000, undated
5 Photographs, 1999-2001, undated
(15 color snapshots-research, 3 snapshots and 4 photocopies of Jordan family and Bowden, 4 color snapshots and photocopies of Sal Martinez)
Early chapters
Box Folder
69 6 “Brotherly Love,” undated
7 “Early One Morning,” undated
8 “El Niño,” 1995
Box Folder
70 1 “Notes on a murder on the border,” 1995-1996
2 “Silverado,” undated
3 “Tuna Country: living without a net,” undated
Drafts, 2001-2002
Box Folder
70 4 Corrected printout, 92 pages, undated
5 “Pre-Book Draft” printout, 221 pages, undated
6 “El Niño (Bruno) 1st draft” printout, 463 pages, May 2001
Box Folder
71 1 “El Niño (Bruno) 2nd draft” printout, 589 pages, June 2001
2 “El Niño (Bruno) 3rd draft” printout, 616 pages, July 2001
Box Folder
72 1 Corrected printout, 601 pages, Aug. 27, 2001
2 Printout, 579 pages, Sep. 3, 2001
Box Folder
73 1 Corrected “The Secret Life / 2nd Revision” printout, 538 pages, Dec. 20, 2001
2 Corrected “The Secret Life” printout, 509 pages, Jan. 1, 2002
Box Folder
74 1 “El Niño: inside dope” printout, corrected and annotated by Mary Martha Miles, 584 pages, undated
2 "Down by the river: drugs, money, murder, and family" printout, 589 pages, undated
Box Folder
75 1 "Down By the River: A saga of drugs, money, murder. And family." printout, 514 pages, undated
2 "Down by the river: drugs, money, murder, and family," printout, 594 pages, undated
Box Folder
76 1 "Down by the river: drugs, money, murder. And family," printout, corrected and annotated by S&S editor, 575 pages, undated
2 "Down by the River," corrected printer’s copy with note, 2002
Box Folder
77 1 "Down by the River," corrected galley proofs, correspondence, May 2, 2002
2 Cover printout, circa 2002
Post-publication
Box Folder
77 3 Phil Jordan legal agreement, Sept. 3, 2002
4 Publicity, 2002-2004
(includes interviews, 13x20 poster in OS Box 105/2)
5 Reviews, 2002-2006, undated
6 Articles, 2002-2007
(excerpt, interview with Phil Jordan, articles)
7 Paperback galleys, afterward, cover, 2003, undated
8 Awards, 2003
9 Financial, 2004-2006
Verbatim: A Conversation with Charles Bowden, 2004
Box Folder
77 10 Printout, 2004
A Shadow in the City, 2005
Research
Box Folder
78 1 Notebooks [Kim Sanders], 2002-2003, undated
(7 notebooks)
Audio and Video
Box Folder
78 2 2 music CDs by "Local Prophets," 1998
3 9 audiocassettes:
"Kim 3/18/92"
(2 tapes)
"3 days in trailer (Kim)"
"Narcotics (Kim)"
"Dallas Dec. 03"
(4 tapes)
"Dallas March 04"
Box Folder
78 4 2 Videocassettes:
"Barbara Graves: Prostitution, narrated by Kim Sanders"
1 VHS
"1. Chopper II video 2. Fire Academy video"
1 VHS
Box Folder
78 5 Viktor Frankl books (3), 1984-2001
(When Life Calls Out to Us, Recollections, and Man's Search for Meaning)
Box Folder
79 1 Photographs, undated
(1 printout, 1 photocopy, 1 cd)
Subject Files
Box Folder
79 2 “Kim email,” 2002-2007
3 “Kim News Clips,” 2003-2004
4 “Kim / Research,” 1997-2005
5 “Kim Sanders,” 2002-2005, undated
6 “More recent e-mails,” [Kim Sanders] 2004-2007, undated
7 “Skipper’s death,” 2005
8 Correspondence, 2003-2007, undated
9 Book proposals, Mar. 2003
("Notes on a Man Underground," "The Black Notebook")
10 Outlines, undated
Drafts, 2002-2005
Box Folder
80 1 Early chapters, circa May 2002
2 Corrected “Street” printout (Miles’ edits), 322 pages, Feb. 2004
3 “Street” printout, 375 pages, Mar. 9, 2004
Box Folder
81 1 “Street” printout, 447 pages, Mar. 27, 2004
2 “Street” printout, correspondence and notes, 458 pages, Apr. 2004
Box Folder
82 1 “All the Way Down” printout, 331 pages, Aug. 26, 2004
2 “All the Way Down” corrected printout, correspondence, 318 pages, Oct. 4, 2004
3 "A Shadow in the City" corrected printout (Bowden’s edits), 435 pages, Oct. 12, 2004
Box Folder
83 1 "A Shadow in the City" printout, Oct. 16, 2004
2 "A Shadow in the City" corrected printout with notes attached, 338 pages, Oct. 25, 2004
3 "A Shadow in the City" printout, 397 pages, circa 2004
4 Fragment, corrected printout, circa 2004
5 Film treatment, Nov. 10, 2004
Box Folder
84 1 Corrected page proof, Jan. 2005
2 Corrected page proofs with correspondence, Jan. 2005
3 Corrected page proofs with correspondence, Mar. 2005
Post-publication
Box Folder
85 1 Cover printouts, undated
2 Paperback proof with correspondence, March-April 2006
3 "New chapter” corrected drafts and page proof, April 14, 2006, undated
4 Reviews, 2005
(includes articles, interview)
5 Marketing, 2005-2006
(includes photographic images, blurbs)
6 Royalty statements, 2006-2007
7 General, 2005, undated
Book Collecting: The Last Refuge of the Illiterate, 2005
Box Folder
85 8 Page proofs, 2005
9 Signed editions, 2005
(9 copies)
10 “Bowden on Book Collecting” broadside, signed and numbered, undated
(10 copies)
11 “Bowden on Book Collecting, Too” broadside, signed and numbered, undated
(10 copies)
Inferno, 2006
Drafts
Box Folder
86 1 "Inferno," printout, 90 pages, Nov. 20, 2000
2 "Inferno," corrected printout, 94 pages, Nov. 21, 2000
3 "Inferno," printout, 96 pages, Nov. 24, 2000
4 "Inferno," printout, 101 pages, Nov. 27, 2000
5 "Inferno," printout, 123 pages, Dec. 7, 2000
6 "Inferno," corrected printout, 132 pages, Dec. 21, 2000
7 “Moonrise in the Inferno” printout, 305 pages, July 10, 2002
Box Folder
87 1 “Jerusalem nights,” printout, 233 pages, undated
2 "The page he is missing,” printout, 279 pages, undated
3 "Inferno," printout, 133 pages, undated
4 "Inferno," corrected printout, 133 pages, 2005
5 "Inferno," corrected printout (“Miles’ final edit”), 181 pages, July 2005
Box Folder
88 1 Corrected page proofs, Oct. 20, 2005
Box Folder
104 3 Dummy prints, Dec. 23, 2005
(Oversized)
Box Folder
88 2 Correspondence and awards, 2005-2007
3 Book TV Interview, March 23, 2007
(DVD)
4 Book covers, March 15, 2006
(5 copies)
Exodus, 2008
Box Folder
88 5 Notebooks, undated
(7 notebooks, labeled "Sea Shepherd")
6 Books, 1982-1983
Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson; The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins)
7 “E*A*T*H*F*O*R*C*E" by Paul Watson, 1991
(photocopy)
8 Draft printout, “The Secret Life: hard traveling past the future,” undated



 

Series V: Writings – Published Essays

Box Folder
89 1 Correspondence, 1989-1990, 2001-2006
2 Book reviews, 1985, 1986, 2006
3-4 Edward Abbey memorial, 1988-1991
(correspondence, clippings, articles by Bowden, 2 audiocassettes of memorial)
5 Forward, Images from the Great West by Marc Gaede, 1988-1989
(correspondence, research)
6 “Prophet in His Own Country” [Sometimes a Great Notion introduction], 1991-2006
(correspondence, drafts, proof, reviews)
7 “Isaiah” [Killing the Buddha], 2001
(correspondence, drafts)
8 “Our Man in Mexico” [Best American Crime Writing], 2002
(correspondence, proof, review)
9 “Arizona” [These United States], 2002
(correspondence, research, draft, proof)
10 “Patrick Henry, Call Home” [Heidi Hesse: Exporting Liberty], 2004
(draft, published article)
11 Introduction, There is a Place, circa 2004
(draft)
12 Introduction, Contrabando, 2005
(correspondence, drafts)
13 Introduction, 29 Palms, July, 2007
(draft printout)
14 Introduction, The Collected Works of John Reed, 1995
(draft printout)
15 "About Arturo Carrillo Strong," undated
(draft printout)
1-3 Sonoran Desert National Park: A Citizen's Proposal, 1999-2001
(correspondence, notebooks, research, published essay, speech, interview on audiocassette, award)
Box Folder
90 4 "Hey, Who Was That Ornery Guy?" tribute to Abbey in Black Sun, 2003
(correspondence, published essay)
5 Broadside, "Lies in the Desert," 2003
(8 copies)
6 Miscellaneous essays, 2004, undated
("Zodiac Ridge," "Floater for Julian's 'Madonna' photo," "Love," "Confessions of a Fallen Historian")



 

Series VI: Speaking Engagements, 1988-2006

Correspondence, drafts, speeches, and marketing. Also includes audio and video interviews.
Box Folder
90 7 Prescott College, 1989
(speech)
8 Speech on Juárez and Carillo, circa 1995
(speech)
9 Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 1997
(correspondence, speech, marketing)
10 LA Museum of Contemporary Arts, 1999
(correspondence, marketing)
11 "Remembering Ed Abbey," 1999, 2001
(correspondence, speech, marketing)
12 Singing Winds Bookstore, circa 1999
(speech)
13 Yavapai College, 1999
(correspondence, marketing)
14 Board of Supervisors, Gate's Pass, 2000
(speech)
15 Museum Association of Arizona, 2000
(correspondence, research, speech, marketing)
Box Folder
91 1 Pima County Board of Supervisors, 2000
(draft)
2 Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, 2000
(correspondence, notes)
3 Arizona Criminal Attorneys, 2002
(speech)
4 Lawrence Clark Powell Lecture, 2002
(research, draft, speech, published lecture, marketing)
5 University of Arizona School of Architecture, 2002
(correspondence, draft, speech)
6 Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 2003
(correspondence, book quotes / display)
7 Salt Lake City Library Opening, 2003
(correspondence, photographs on CD, marketing)
8 Texas Book Festival, 2003
(correspondence, schedule, marketing)
9 Arizona Library Conference, 2004
(correspondence, speech, marketing)
10 Black Hills State University, 2005
(correspondence, speech, selected readings)
11 Texas Book Festival, 2005
(correspondence, marketing)
12 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, 2006
(correspondence, speech)
13 Caliche Gardens, 2007
(speech)
14 Arizona City Planners, undated
(speech)
15 Excerpts for Readings, undated
16 Various, 2005 and undated
17 Correspondence, 1988-2006
Interviews, 1988, 2002-2006
Box Folder
92 1 C. Bowden at Westerners, Tucson, April 26, 1988
(1 cassette)
1 NPR Interview: Bowden, November 1, 2002
(2 cassettes)
1 Charles Bowden, S.L.C., July 2004
(1 cassette)
2 KUER Radio West: "Author Charles Bowden," "Shadow in the City," "Border-Crossers and a New America," , 2004-2006
(3 CDs)
Box Folder
97 1 Today Show Interview, 3/18/1997 (VHS Box)
2 Books & Co. Charles Bowden (VHS Box)
3 "Frontline Drugs" - Bowden Interview (VHS Box)



 

Series VII: Correspondence, 1985-2007

Organized by correspondent (mostly printed emails); then folders labeled Personal, Financial, Business, and Fan Mail.
Box Folder
92 3 Michael Berman, 2006-2007
4 Alice Briggs, 2005-2007
5 Mark Bryant, Sept. 2000
6 Scott Carrier, 2005-2007
7 Elaine Clark, 2006-2007
8 Meg Clark (Trust Me), 1992
9 Julián Cordova, 2000
10 Paul Dickerson to Bowden, 1989
11 Richard Grant, 2005-2007
Box Folder
93 1 Laura Greenberg, 1998-2003
2 Jim Harrison, 2001-2007
3 Joan Harvey, 1999-2005
4 Barbara Houlberg to Bowden, 1984, 1990, 1991, 2003, 2007
(includes personal letters and attempt to publish Bowden's letters to the editor on Iraq)
5 Bowden to Barbara Houlberg and family, circa 1974-1981, 1990s
(mostly personal)
6 Pete Landesman (Down by the River), 2006-2007
7 Lawrence Clark Powell, 1982
8 Rick Russell, 2006-2007
9 Personal, 1984-2003
(Ivan and Indiana Nelson; Randy Udall; Bill Gilbert; Richard Sassaman; Patty Duncan (4); Dorothy Jacobs to Mrs. George Bowden; Richard Miller; John Walker; Lisa Weber (3); Jack Miles; John Nichols; Cheyenne Wier; Ellen Meloy (2); Cassandra Leoncini (2); Roy Elson (with snapshots) (2); Britt Lee (re Abbey); Clyde Collins; Jeff Hillard; Jeff ______ (2, includes audiocassette and CDs); David Bretthaupt (re crows); Mark ___; Mike and Nancy Manning; Tim Sheridan; Byrd Baylor; Rona Levein, unknown)
Box Folder
94 1 Financial, 1985-1989
(includes family estate)
2 Business, 1968, 1983-2005
3 Fan Mail, 1988-1997



 

Series VIII: Proposals, 1977, 1983-2003

Box Folder
94 4 NPR radio script, circa 1970s
5 Earl Miller Collection on Vietnam, 1973
(correspondence, list, draft)
6 NEH Grant application, 1976-1977
(correspondence, corrected draft)
7 Radio programs on American Indian Law, 1977
(corrected draft)
8 Lannan Award (Bowden, Eduardo Galleano), 1996-2004
(correspondence, clippings, speech)
9 "Reasons for the Exit Interview," article pitch, circa 2000
10 Guggenheim Fellowship (Joe Brown), 2004



 

Series IX: Research, 1983-2004, undated

Subject files, audio-visual materials, and notebooks.
Subject files
Box Folder
95 1 Caheme, 1897, circa 1950s
(clippings)
2 Crows, 1989
(correspondence, clippings)
3 Foreman, Dave 1989-1990
(correspondence, clippings)
4-5 Reports on Mexico, 1994-1995
6 Mt. Lemmon Shuttle, 1995-2000
(guide, report, correspondence, clipping)
7 Clippings, 1979-2001
(Earth Day, environment, Mexico)
Box Folder
105 3 Clippings, 1977-1992
(Mexico, drugs, corruption, environment, personal)
Audiocassettes
Box Folder
96 1 Reflections, et al., undated
2 "IT" Evil thing, undated
3 Border Series/Keating, Antelope, undated
4 Linda, Jim, March, 1988
5 Jimbo, undated
6 INS Agent framed, undated
7 Tim Shaffer, undated
8 Alex Villa on gangs, undated
9 Luis Lopez, undated
10 J. Carpenter on Casas Grandes, undated
11-14 John Reed: Insurgent Mexico, Read by Frank Muller (Tape 1, 3, 4, 5)
15 Tom Lehrer: That was the You That Was
16 Battle Mountain (In response to the Gulf War); The Neighborhood
17 Tape–Aug, 1994
18-20 Unlabeled (3)
21-22 Teach-In on Economic Globalization and the Role of the World Trade Organization (Part 1, 2)
23 "Wolves and Humans" New Mexico Museum of Natural History, 1990
24 This American Life, 3/1/1996
25 Martin Luther King Vietnam Speech–Democracy Now March 3, 1999 broadcast
CDs
Box Folder
96 26 Bowden Tracks & Acts
27 "And I walked..." stories from the border, Third Coast International Audio Festival
28 Drowning River: A Documentary by ML Lincoln
29 Global Warming 60 Minutes broadcast
Video Cassettes (VHS)
Box Folder
97 4 Amigos del Mar de Cortez, 5/10/2000
5 Crime and Punishment-Ted Koppel
6 The Border, Part 2, KUAT-TV, September 1999
7 KUAT¬–El Camino 4/1/1989; Steve Nelson, Tidal Bore Canoe Trip
8 "Chuck–Keating"
9 Frontline: Murder on the Rio San Juan, 2000; Guns Drugs and CIA, May 17, 1988
10 The West, Inside the Cocaine Corridor
11 Barrio Historico: A Walk Through Time, 1991, Kathryn M. Wilde
12 "Cleland"
13 Sea Shepherd: Driftnet 1990, Rough Cut, no narration, no mix
Box Folder
98 1 Larry King Live 7/6/1999 (with note from Max Cleland)
2 Crime, Inc.
3 Ashland, OR Aug, 1997
4 Maquila, Earthlink TV, Jan 2000
5 Black-Tailed Rattlesnakes a Video/Poster, March, 2002
6 Anesthesia & Surgical Techniques For Radiotelemetry in Rattlesnakes
7 Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti: Walt Disney and the Science of Exploitation, National Labor Committee
8 Zoned for Slavery: The Child Behind the Label, 1995
9 Edward Abbey: A Voice in the Wilderness, 1993
10 The War at Home, 1979
11-12 Lincoln Savings: Main Event (I and II)
13 Date line 6/4/1996 Kathie Lee and the Maquila in El Salvador
Notebooks, 1983-1998, undated
Box Folder
99 1 Trip to Central Baja, 1988
2 Notes on Álamos, Sonora, 1988-1990
3 Interview with Álamos man, undated
4 El Paso-Drugs, undated
5 Álamos, Sonora, 1988-1989
6 Thoughts on Writing, 1989
7 Notes to myself, 1989
8 Books planned to write, 1980s
9 Notes to self on books to write, 1980s
10 Notes to self in NY, 1997
11 Notes on books planned to write, 1980s
12 Ride along with Tucson cops, 1980s
13 Overheard conversation with 2 businessmen, 1980s
Box Folder
100 1 Books on Devil's Road/El Camino Diablo, undated
2 Attempt to walk the Camino Diablo, 1985
3 Notes, Morelos, Mexico, 1983
4 Netting and banding Gray Hawks, 1980s
5 Laine Larson video, 1980s
6 The Yuma book, 1980s
7 Sinaloa and Culiacan, 1990-1991
8 Sassabbe, Arizona, 1990s
9 Hermosillo, Mexico, 1990s
10 Rocky Mountains of Colorado, 1990s
11 EarthFirst! Trial in Prescott, 1991
12 Clark Ranch, Arivaca, 1993-1994
13 Zion/Bryce Parks in Utah, 1996
14 El Paso, Juárez, Oklahoma City, 1996
15 Meecham and Moffard impeachment, 1998
16 Various (1 of 2), undated
Box Folder
101 1 Various (2 of 2), undated



 

Series X: Photographs, 1947-2002

Photographs of Bowden, 1947-2002
Box Folder
101 2 With siblings, 1947-1950s
(9 b&w prints)
3 Bowden at University of Madison Library, 1969
(1 8x10 print)
4 With wife Zada and dog Job, 1970
(1 5x7 print)
5 Tucson, 1970s
(7 slides)
6 Canoe trip to Yuma, by Bill Broyles, 1980s
(1 8x10 print)
7 Writing in a park in Mexico, 1980s
(1 color photocopy)
8 Chuck driving, 1980s
(10 negatives)
9 Seri Coast, Sea of Cortez with David Burckhalter, 1980s
(6 snapshots)
10 Hiking with Kathy Dannreuther in Chirachuua Mountains, 1980s
(20 4x5 prints and negatives)
11 At Gran Desierto, by Bill Broyles, 1980s
(1 8x10 print)
12 Promotional photos for Tuscon Citizen, 1981-1983
(2 8x10 prints)
13 Pico Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, 1983
(3 snapshots, 1 postcard, 1 8x12 print)
14 Tacna, AZ by Bill Broyles, 1983
(1 8x10 print)
15 Canoe trip to Sea of Cortez, by Bill Broyles and Dave Roberson, 1984
(8 5x7 prints, 7 snapshots, 4 8x12 prints)
16 With Dick Vonier for City Magazine, 1986
(1 8x10 print)
17 Graduation speech at Prescott College, 1989
(2 color slides)
18 Living in Álamos, Sonora, 1989-1990
(3 10x3 prints, 1 8x12 print, 9 snapshots)
19 Ski trip with Bruce Babbitt, Grand Canyon, 1990s
(2 5x7 prints)
20 Living in Arivaca, AZ, 1993-1994
(43 3x5 prints, 3 10x3 prints)
21 With Cassandra Leoncini, 1994
(3 4x6 prints)
22 Studio shots by Steve Johnson, 1997
(7 5x7 prints)
23 With Mary Martha Miles, Italy, 1998
(4 4x6 prints)
24 With son Jesse, 1998
(1 4x6 print)
25 With Anna Criscinda Miller, 1998-2002
(3 4x6 prints)
26 Ruidoso, New Mexico, 1998
(1 4x6 print)
27 Snapshots at 9th Street house, Tucson, 1998-2003
(6 4x6 prints, 1 photocopy)
28 Memorial for Chris Clarke, Arivaca, 1999
(2 5x7 prints, 3 snapshots)
29 The Nature Conservancy, Tucson, 1999
(4 4x6 prints)
30 New Years with Mary Blythe, 1999
(1 4x11 print)
1 With Joseph Birkett and Byrd Baylor, Arivaca, 1999, 2002
(2 4x6 prints)
2 With Jack Dykinga and Mary Martha Miles, 1999, 2003
(2 4x6 prints)
3 With Jack Dykinga at Sea of Cortez, 2000
(2 4x11 prints)
4 Family reunion, Tucson, 2000
(4 4x6 prints)
5 9th Street house, Tucson, 2000s
(20 4x6 prints, 1 photocopy)
6 Family dinner, Tucson, 2001
(1 4x6 print)
7 Promo shots at 9th street house in Tucson, 2002
(13 5x7 prints)
8 Family Thanksgiving, Tucson, 2002
(2 8x10 photocopies)
9 With Pete Carney, Wilcox, AZ, 2002
(2 4x6 prints)
10 With Ray Carroll and John McCain, Tucson, 2004
(1 8x10 print)
11 Publicity shots, by Jack Dykinga, 2005
(2 5x7 prints)
12 Color slide, undated
Family and Friends, 1912, 1950-2003
Box Folder
102 13 Beerman/Stockman wedding, 1912
(1 8x10 print)
14 Mary Blythe in Nogales, 1950s
(1 4x6 postcard)
15 Parents and Siblings, 1950s, 1964, 2003
(1 5x7 print, 2 photocopies)
16 Barbara Houlberg and Paul Dickerson, 1970s, 1990s
(4 3x5 prints, 1 5x7 print, 1 12x11 print of Bowden and Kreinberg – removed to Oversized Box 104/1)
17 Vernon Wang, circa 1970s
(1 snapshot)
18 Gloria Chivers-Lopez, 1990s
(1 8x10 photocopy)
19 Vincent the cat, 1990s
(1 8x10 print)
20 Jesse and Debbi Niwa, 1992
(1 4x6 print)
21 Mary Martha Miles, Oklahoma, 1996
(2 3x5 prints)
22 Jesse Niwa, schoolchildren, and Sam the dog, 2003
(3 4x6 prints)
23 Bowden Family photos, 2004
(CD)
Work, 1960-1992, undated
Box Folder
102 24 Mexican wolf pup, Tucson, 1980s
(1 8x10 print)
25 Shrine, Tohona O’odham Reservation, Tucson, 1980s
(4 8 x10 prints)
26 Sonora, by David Burckhalter, 1980s
(7 8 x 10 prints)
27 Homeless man in Yuma, AZ, by Bill Broyles, 1980s
(1 12x8 print)
28 El Nacho, City Magazine, 1980s
(2 8x10 prints)
29 Cabeza Prieta by Bill Broyles, 1980s
(4 contact sheets)
30 Dave Foreman, Jack Dykinga, and Bowden at Lake Powell, 1983
(4 8x10 prints, 7 5x7 prints)
31 Teresa Leal and daughter, Nogales, 1985
(1 8x10 print)
32 Mexican drug workers, Ruby, AZ, 1990s
(1 8x10 photocopy)
33 Trust Me book at shrine in Sinaloa, 1992
(3 4x6 prints, 1 3x5 print)
34 Murdered women in Juárez, by Julian Cardona, 1997-2000
(12 8x10 prints)
35 Drafts of Down by the River, Blues for Cannibals, and Jerusalem Nights/Inferno, 2001
(1 4x6 print)
36 Julian Hayden and Ray Turner ‘desert rats’, undated
(2 8x10 prints)
37 Piñata maker, Northern Sonora, by Bill Broyles, undated
(5 5x7 prints, contact sheet)
38 Miscellaneous and Unidentified, undated
(1 polaroid; 1 5x7, 2 8x10 b&w prints, 29 color snapshots)
Box Folder
104 2 "Gloria" by Jack Dykinga, 1987
(1 9x10 b&w print)–Oversized



 

Series XI: Computer Media, undated

Box Folder
102 39 Bowden’s backup disks
(2 3 1/2" floppy disks)
40 Floppy disks
(25 5 1/4" disks)



 

Series XII: Financial Materials, 1988-1995

Box Folder
103 1 Income, 1988, 1990; Phone bills, 1989, 1994-1995; Credit card statements, 1994- 1995



 

Series XIII: Other Writers, 1996, 2001-2005

Manuscripts, media, and some correspondence.
Scott Carrier, circa 2005
Box Folder
103 2 "Chuck Piece by Scott Carrier"
(CD)
2 "Bowden Excerpts 8 minutes"
(CD)
2 "A Juarez Primer: Day to Day version"
(CD) 3 copies
2 "Border Series for Marketplace: 5 stories"
(CD)
2 "Border Series"
(CD) 2 copies
2 "Don Henry Ford Day to Day"
(CD)
2 "Running After Antelope and Other Stories"
(Audiocassette)
3 Tim Elsey photographs, 1980s
(12 5x7 color prints, correspondence)
4 Steve Hise, 2001-2005
(correspondence, 2 dvds)
5 Julian Hayden, 1930, 1989-1990
(interview, works, father's memior)
6 Jon Krakauer "Into Thin Air," 1996
(manuscript, correspondence)
7 Kevin McGowin, 1995
(manuscripts, correspondence)
8 Alex Shoumatoff "The New Treasure of the Sierra Madre," circa 1990s
(manuscript)



 

Series XIV: Audiocassettes and LPs

Box Folder
106-108 Personal audiocassettes (complete listing in donor's list)
Box Folder
109-112 Personal LP vinyl records (complete listing in donor's list)



 

Series XV: Artifacts

Box Folder
113 Sea Shepherd crew jacket, Sea Shepherd flag, Olympus camera in case, Brownie camera, Leather tooling, Camp stove
Box Folder
114 Ice axe



 

Series XVI: Unpublished Materials-RESTRICTED

Drafts and correspondence relating to materials unpublished at the time of acquisition.
Box Folder
115-126