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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

For further information, see also

Description of Series

Series I. Works, 1942-1965 (11 boxes)

Series II. Clippings and Printed Materials, 1935-1983 (3 boxes)

Series III. Correspondence, 1920-1973 (17 boxes)

Series IV. Personal Papers, 1922-1972 (1.5 boxes)

Series V. Financial and Legal Documents, 1944-1973 (1.5 boxes)

Series I. Works, 1942-1965

Series II. Clippings and Printed Materials, 1935-1983

Series III. Correspondence, 1920-1973

Series IV. Personal Papers, 1922-1972

Series V. Financial and Legal Documents, 1944-1973

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Fred Gipson:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Descriptive Summary

Creator Gipson, Fred, 1908- .
Title Fred Gipson Papers
Dates: 1920-1973
Abstract: The papers include manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, contracts, financial and legal documents, and photographs that documenting Gipson's life as one of the most prolific writers of the American Southwest.
RLIN Record # TXRC95-A71
Extent 34 boxes (14 linear feet), 1 oversize folder
Language English.
Repository Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Frederick Benjamin Gipson, journalist and author of western and children's literature, was born February 7, 1908, near Mason, Texas. As the son of cotton farmers, Gipson worked as a field laborer while attending Mason High School. After graduating in 1926, Gipson worked as a goat driver, mule skinner, and day laborer before enrolling as a journalism major at the University of Texas in 1933. That same year Gipson won a writing contest for which J. Frank Dobie, the Texas folklore writer, was a judge. Gipson's winning story, "Hard-Pressed Sam," was later published in the Southwest Review. He also wrote for the University's student paper, The Daily Texan. Gipson married Tommie Eloise Wynn in 1940 with whom he had two children; they were divorced in 1964. In 1967 Gipson was married to Angelina Torres.

Gipson's career as a newspaper reporter and columnist from 1937 to 1940 included work for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the Denver Post, the San Angelo Standard-Times, and the Paris, Texas News. In 1940 Gipson moved back to Mason, Texas, where he began writing a syndicated newspaper column, "Around Our Place," as well as fiction for pulp western publications. In 1943 Gipson sold his first story to Colliers magazine, followed by sales to other magazines such as Reader's Digest, Look, and Liberty. His first book, Fabulous Empire: Colonel Zack Miller's Story,was published in 1946. Other nonfiction works by Gipson include Big Bend, with J. Oscar Langford (1952), Cowhand: the Story of a Working Cowboy (1953), and The Cow Killers: With the Afton Commission in Mexico (1956).

Although he was successful as a writer of nonfiction, it was as a novelist that Gipson became best known. In 1945 Gipson met literary agent Maurice Crain, which led to a long-term association between the two Texans. Gipson's first best sellers, Hound-Dog Man (1949) and The Home Place (1950), were listed in the New York Times best seller list and were optioned for film rights by Twentieth Century-Fox. From 1953 to 1955 Gipson wrote for and served as associate editor of True West, a pulp magazine of nonfiction western stories founded by Joe A. Small. From the mid-1950s to early 1960s, Gipson published four more novels for young readers, Trail Driving Rooster (1955), Recollection Creek (1955), Old Yeller (1956), and Savage Sam (1962). Gipson wrote the screen adaptation of Old Yeller (1958) for Walt Disney Studios as well as the screen adaptations of Hound-Dog Man (Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959) and Savage Sam (Walt Disney Studios, 1963).

Gipson was the recipient of several literary awards including the William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1959 and the First Sequoyah Award, Oklahoma, 1959. In 1965 Gipson became president of the Texas Institute of Letters and was named a “Fellow” in 1970. Gipson died at his ranch in Mason County on August 17, 1973, and was, by special proclamation of the governor, buried in the State Cemetery in Austin, Texas. Two of his novels for young readers, Little Arliss (1978) and Curley and the Wild Boar (1980), were published posthumously.

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Scope and Contents

The Fred Gipson Papers, 1920-1973 (34 boxes), include manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, contracts, financial and legal documents, and photographs that document his life as one of the most prolific writers of the American Southwest. The collection is arranged in five series: Works, 1942-1965 (11 boxes), Clippings and Printed Materials, 1935-1983 (3 boxes), Correspondence, 1920-1973 (17 boxes), Personal Papers, 1922-1972 (1.5 boxes), and Financial and Legal Documents, 1944-1973 (1.5 boxes).

The creative works consist of manuscripts (often including multiple annotated and corrected drafts) of short stories, novels, screenplays, speeches, and newspaper articles. While short story drafts and printed versions dominate the works series, also present are numerous story ideas or outlines, called “briefs” by Gipson. Gipson's most famous novel Old Yeller is not found in this collection, but several revised drafts of Savage Sam (both novel and screen adaptation) are present.

Correspondence with friends, literary agents, and publishers, and fan mail comprise one half of the collection. This correspondence reflects Gipson's literary achievements and the influence his books had on young readers, whose letters dominate the fan mail subseries. The correspondence series also illuminates the problems and struggles Gipson endured in his personal life and writing career. Significant correspondents include: Walter Brennan, Bernard Brister, Maurice Crain, Margaret Cousins, J. F. Dobie, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., John Henry Faulke, Lyndon B. Johnson, Tommy Kirk, Zack Miller, Fess Parker, Cactus Pryor, General Jesus Jaime Quiñones, J.A. Small, H. N. Swanson, Evan Thomas, Walter Prescott Webb, Annie Laurie Williams, and Chill Wills.

Additional series include printed material by and about Gipson and his works, personal papers, financial and legal documents. In the Personal Papers series are items such as address cards, school diplomas, birth certificates, maps, travel guides, and personal and publicity photographs. Other materials relating to Gipson's publishing and film writing career and general finances are found in the Financial and Legal Documents series.

The Gipson papers represent aspects of his work and life from his early childhood to his death in 1973. Beyond the study of Gipson and his writings during part of the most prolific times of his life, this collection also provides insight into the process of writing and publishing popular western and children's literature in the last half of the twentieth century.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research

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Index Terms

Correspondents
Brennan, Walter, 1894-1974.
Brister, Bernard.
Crain, Maurice.
Cousins, Margaret, 1905- .
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964.
Goldwyn, Samuel, 1926- .
Faulk, John Henry.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Miller, Zack, b. 1878.
Parker, Fess.
Pryor, Cactus.
Quinones, Jesus Jaime, General.
Small, Joe Austell.
Swanson, H. N.
Thomas, Evan.
Webb, Walter Prescott, 1888-1963.
Williams, Annie Laurie.
Wills, Chill, 1902-1978.
Subjects
subject Authors, American--West (U. S.)--20th century.
Document Types
First drafts.
Galley proofs.
Legal documents.
Scripts.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition

Gift 1965, Purchase, 1973

Processed by

Carla Ellard, Linda Peterson, Lisa Rush, and Tim Thompson, 1994; Revised, 1995 by David Hatfield Sparks

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For further information, see also

Cox, Mike. Fred Gipson, Texas Storyteller. Austin: Shoal Creek Publishers, 1980.

Henderson, Sam H. Fred Gipson. Austin: Steck-Vaughn, 1967.

Lich, Glen E. Fred Gipson at Work. College Station: Texas A & M Press, 1990.

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Series Descriptions

 

Series I. Works, 1942-1965 (11 boxes)

The Works series consists of drafts (original and carbon copy), and proofs of short stories, screenplays, novels, newspaper and magazine articles, memoirs and speeches, as well as research notes. The manuscripts of short stories, which dominate the Works series, include numerous corrected and annotated versions and often include additional publication and financial information. These works have been arranged alphabetically by title. While Gipson's most famous novel Old Yeller is not found in this collection, several revised drafts of Savage Sam (both novel and screen adaptation) are present. Manuscripts of other novels include Curly and the Wild Boar: An Adventure Tale for Boys, nd; Home Place, nd; Not all Strange Things Are Women, nd; and Recollection Creek, nd as well as the proposals and/or outlines for "The Last Days of Honest John" and a “horse novel.”
Manuscripts of screenplays or scripts (including outlines), besides the drafts of Savage Sam, include The Big Bender, nd; "Fort Mason," nd; High Lonesome Place, nd; "Old Man Lepley's Hound," nd; and The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (screenplay, 1959, teleplay, 1962). Manuscripts of nonfiction works present include the research notes on William Barton, an early Texas frontiersman; "Cowhand: The Story of a Working Cowboy," nd; and a memoir entitled "Buried Treasure," nd. Also found here are several speeches, 1960-1965, including one entitled "Education of a Hill Country Writer." Gipson collected stories by other writers, including Bob Becker, Bernice Cosulich, Martha B. Darbyshire, L. Wingfield Hudgins, Ernest Lee, Harold Clay Pope, and David Newell.

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Series II. Clippings and Printed Materials, 1935-1983 (3 boxes)

The Clippings and Printed Materials series contains three scrapbooks, 1935-1938, of Gipson's newspaper columns and articles that have been maintained as Gipson kept them. Also found here are miscellaneous loose clippings of reviews, critical articles written about Gipson's work, publicity materials, and copies of national, local, and international newspapers and magazines (such as Reader's Digest)in which Gipson published. While these clippings, spanning the years 1937 to 1983, are for the most part not alphabetically or chronologically arranged, one box consists of book and movie reviews organized by title of work and review date. In the folder for reviews of The Home Place (1950) is also found a serialized version published in the Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin in 1951.

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Series III. Correspondence, 1920-1973 (17 boxes)

The Correspondence series consists of two subseries, General Correspondence, 1920-1973, and Fan Mail and Publicity, 1946-1973. The general correspondence (13 boxes) has been maintained in alphabetical order and uses Gipson's original folder titles, and is interspersed with a few subject files. While not numerous, some of Gipson's outgoing letters are interfiled with the correspondence. The majority of the correspondents include friends, literary contacts and agents, and family members. Significant correspondents include Walter Brennan, Bernard Brister, Maurice Crain, Margaret Cousins, J. Frank Dobie, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.; John Henry Faulk, Lyndon B. Johnson, Zack Miller, Fess Parker, Cactus Pryor, General Jesus Jaime Quiñones, H. N. Swanson, Fess Parker, Joe Austell Small, H.N. Swanson, Evan Thomas, Walter Prescott Webb, Annie Laurie Williams, and Chill Wills. Much of the correspondence with the literary agents, such as Maurice Crain and H.N. Swanson provides insight into the process of writing and publishing Gipson's works. The letters of Gipson's first wife, Tommie Eloise Wynn, are of a more intimate nature.
The second subseries, Fan Mail and Publicity, 1946-1973 (3.5 boxes) includes fan mail, correspondents' photographs (mostly from young readers), as well as photocopies of Gipson's responses interfiled with letters from publishers, and copies of publicity materials including his biography and photograph. Although the majority of this subseries is chronologically arranged, a final series of folders is alphabetically arranged by location (home state) of correspondent.

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Series IV. Personal Papers, 1922-1972 (1.5 boxes)

This series includes copies of Gipson's birth certificate, diploma, personal notebooks, school papers, address cards, brochures, maps, travel documents, and several documents related to his son, Thomas. Other materials include photographs, ca. 1957, of the publicity stunts for the premiere of Disney's version of Old Yeller. A few personal photographs of Gipson and friends as well as movie stills from Return of the Texan are also present. Other printed materials include catalogs for agriculture and gardening, and picture catalogs of mail order brides.

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Series V. Financial and Legal Documents, 1944-1973 (1.5 boxes)

Other materials relating to Gipson's publishing and film writing career and general finances are found in the Financial and Legal Documents series, 1944-1973. This series contains business documents such as movie and book contracts, royalty statements, and correspondence that document the financial, legal and business aspects of his writing career. Some of Gipson's business papers, however, may be found in the General Correspondence subseries, such as correspondence with Harper & Brothers, Maurice Crain, Disney Productions, H.N. Swanson, Evan Thomas, and Annie Laurie Williams. This series also contains general business documents dealing with insurance, land, Gipson's ranch, taxes, and social security. These materials help document Gipson's enthusiasm for ranching and agriculture, especially the growing of native Texas grasses and raising livestock.

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Fred Gipson Papers--Folder List

 

Series I. Works, 1942-1965

box folder
1 1 "Angels Work Overtime," [short story] nd,
2 copies
2 "The Anger of Anton Jabosky," [short story] nd
3 "Another Day in the Saddle," [short story] nd
4 "Bad Day," [short story] nd
5 "Bad Hog," [short story] nd
6 "Bad Man," [short story] nd
7 "The Banana Snitchers," [short story] nd,
2 copies
8 Barton, William, 1782-1840 [research notes] nd
9 The Big Bender, [screenplay] nd
10 "The Big Goat Deal," [short story] nd
11 Bigfoot Wallace, [screenplay] nd
12 "Bird Woman," [short story] nd
13 "Black Cat Bachelors," [short story] nd
14 "Bobcat," [short story] nd
15 Book Reviews for the New York Times, 1965-66
16 "Bounty Hunter," [short story] nd
"Bounty Hunter from Hell,"1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
1 17 "Boy and Horse Story," [short story] nd
18 "Bright Red Calico Shirt," [short story] nd
19 "Bronc Riders Are Made," [short story] nd
20 "Brush Roper," [short story] nd,
2 versions
21 Brush Roper, [screenplay] nd
22 "Brush-wild Cow," [short story] nd
23 "Buckskin Stepson," [short story] nd
24 "Buffalo Rider," [short story] nd
25 Buried Treasure, [memoir] nd
26 "Chinchy Professor," [short story] nd
27 "Chum," [short story] nd
"The Circle A Invasion,"1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
1 28 "A Cowboy for to Be," [short story] nd
29-30 "Cowhand: The Story of a Working Cowboy," [nonfiction] nd
box folder
2 1 "Cowpen Reveries," [short story, 1947]
2 "The Cu-Ne-Va Ghost," [short story] nd
3 Curly and the Wild Boar: An Adventure Tale for Boys, [fiction] nd
4 "Cyclone Ropers," [nonfiction] nd
"A Damn Bad Man!" 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
2 5 "A Day of Retrospect," [short story] nd
6-7 "The Devil to Pay," [fiction] nd
8 "The Dinner Bucket," [short story] nd,
2 versions
9 "Dog in the Meal Barrell," [short story] nd
10 "Dog Swap," [short story] nd
11 "Education of a Hill Country Writer," [speech] 1965
12 "Fisherman's Luck," [short story] nd
13 "The Fishermen Got Away!" [short story] nd
14 "Fishing Is a Man's Business," [short story] 1955,
3 copies
15 "Fort Mason," [script] nd
16 "Fox in the Ditch," [short story] nd
17 "Gift Dog," [short story] nd,
2 copies
18 "Gift Horse," [short story] nd,
2 copies
19 "Give a Cowhand Enough Rope," [short story] nd
20 "Good-Neighbor Policy," [short story] 1947
21 "Graveyard Gobbler," [short story] nd
"Gun Waif," 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
2 22 "Herd Dog," [short story] nd
23 "High Lonesome Place," [short story] nd,
2 versions
24 High Lonesome Place, [screenplay] nd
25 "High Ride," [short story] nd
26-27 Home Place, [novel, nd]
box folder
3 1 Horse novel outline, [proposed novel] nd
2 "Hound Dog Men Are Born," [short story] 1948,
2 copies
3 "I Hate Snakes," [short story] nd
4 "It Sure Beats Me," [short story] nd
5 "Jay Wouldn't Listen," [short story] nd
6 Jesse Gentry, [novel] nd
7 "King of the Wild Country," [short story] nd,
2 versions
8 "Lady Jack-Whacker," [short story] nd
9 The Last Days of Honest John, [proposed novel notes] nd
10 "Last Escape," [short story] 1947
11 "Like Hell You're Dead!" [short story] nd
12-14 Little Arliss, [novel] nd
15 "Lonesome Man," [short story] nd,
2 versions
16 "The Melon Patch Killing," [short story] nd
17 Memoirs, nd
18 "Minnie McCormack's Find," [short story] nd
19 "Misery," [short story notes] nd
20 "Monty's Turkeys and the Rattlesnake," [short story] nd
21 "Mule Talk," [short story] nd
22 "My Kind of Man," [short story] nd
23 "Natural-born Hunter," [short story] nd,
2 versions
24 "Ned and the Bobwite," [short story] nd
"Nesters Ain't Wanted!" 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
4 1 Newspaper column drafts, A-I, nd
2 Newspaper column drafts, J-Z, nd
3 "Nobody's Dog," [short story] nd,
2 copies
4 Not All Strange Things Are Women, [novel] nd
5 Old Man Lepley's Hound, [screenplay outline] nd
6 One Thing and then Another, [column] nd
"Outlaw Till Sunset," 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
4 7 "Outlaw Treaure," [short story] nd
8 "Papa's Straw Hat," [short story] 1963, nd,
3 versions
"Paycheck in Hell," 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
4 9 "Possum Money Comes Easy," [short story] nd
10 "Pranking Man," [short story] nd
11 "Rabbit Hound," [short story] nd,
2 versions
12-13 Recollection Creek, [novel] nd,
2 versions
box folder
5 1-2 Recollection Creek, [novel] nd, page proofs
3 "The Retirement of Pearl Jackson," [short story] nd
4 The Return of Old Sancho, [screenplay] 1957
5-6 The Road Leads West, [draft] nd
7 "The Rock Thrower of Bosque County," [short story] nd
8 "Rudy Walters and the Fiddler Crabs," [short story] nd
9 "The Ruination of Restless Solomon," [short story] nd
10 "Sad Sam," [short story] nd
Savage Sam, [screenplay] 1961-62, nd
box folder
6 1 Brief, nd
2 First Beginning, nd
3 Treatment, 1961
4 Revised treatment, 1962
5 First draft, 1962
Savage Sam [novel, 1962] nd
box folder
6 6-7 First complete draft w/editing, nd
8 Second draft, nd
box folder
7 1 Second draft, nd
2-3 Third draft, nd
4 Fourth draft, nd
5 Fourth draft w/editing, nd
box folder
8 1 Fourth draft w/editing, nd
2 Unedited fifth draft, nd
3-4 Fifth draft, nd
5 Fifth draft suggestions, nd
6-7 Sixth draft, nd
box folder
9 1 "Sermon in Stones," [short story] nd, [also see Short Stories Scrapbook]
"A Sheriff for to Be," 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
9 2-3 Short Stories Scrapbook, 1941-1942
4 "Show-off Roper," [short story] nd
"Signed on at Murder Camp," 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
"Sixgun, Salvation-and Sin!" 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
9 5 "Soft Touch," [short story] nd
"Some Hoss Thieves Is Different," 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
9 6 Speeches, 1960-1963
7 "The Story of Catarino," [short story drafts] nd
8 "Supposed Your Son Were a Turtle Biter!" [short story] nd
9 "Sweet Cream for Arabella," [short story] nd
10 "The Tales They Tell," [short story] nd
"That Damn Chongo!" 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
9 11 "Timid Soul," [short story] nd
12 "To The Mule," [poems] nd,
2 versions
"The Toughest Man in Texas," 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
9 13 "Town of Beer and Sorrow," [short story] nd
14 Trail-Driving Rooster, [short story] nd
15 "Trapped in a Boghole," [short story] nd
16-17 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, [screenplay] 1959
18 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, A One Hour Television Series, [teleplay] 1962
box folder
10 1 "Turkey Hunt," [short story] nd
2 "Visit with Peter Hurd," [nonfiction] nd
"Valley of Missing Herds," 1942 [see Short Stories Scrapbook]
box folder
10 3 "We Used to Go Fishing," [short story] nd
4 "Wee Willy Rides Again," [short story] nd
5 "Whittlin' Banker," [short story] nd
6 "Wild Hogs Are Different," [short story] nd
7-8 Wild in the Country, first draft [screenplay] 1958,
2 copies
9 Wolf Hound, [short story notes] nd
10 "Women Anglers Get the Fish," [short story] nd
11 "Yea, Verily," [short story] nd,
2 versions
12 Miscellaneous stories by other authors, 1936-1947, nd, including Bob Becker, Bernice Cosulich, Martha B. Darbyshire, L. Wingfield Hudgins, Ernest Lee, David Newell, Harold Clay Pope
Miscellaneous Titled Drafts, 1935, 1957, 1961, nd
box folder
10 13 "Big-Foot Wallace and the Little Author," by John C. Duval [condensed novel by Tommie Gipson] 1935
Big Tom, [story brief] nd
The Great Blue Shining Mountains, [adult novel brief] nd
High Ride, I Remember Uncle Firth, [character story idea] nd
A Man of Honor, [novel brief] nd
Song Maker, [novel brief] nd
The Story of the Texas Tangers, by Walter Prescott Webb (1957), [synopsis] nd
The Trail-Driving Rooster, [novel brief] nd
Mule story, [story brief] nd
Yo-Yo and His Wants, [story brief] nd
box folder
10 14 Miscellaneous untitled typescripts, briefs, and research notes, 1961, nd

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Series II. Clippings and Printed Materials, 1935-1983

box folder
11 1-16 Miscellanous clippings and printed materials, 1937-1983
box folder
12 1-18 Miscellanous clippings and printed materials, 1937-1983
Reviews, publicity, and other printed materials
box folder
13 1 Big Bend, 1953-1953
2 Cowhand: the Story of a Working Cowboy, 1953-1957
3 Fabulous Empire: Colonel Zack Miller's Story, 1946-1948
4 The Home Place, 1950-1952
5-6 Hound Dog Man, 1948-1949
7 Old Yeller, 1957-1958
box folder
14 1-3 Scrapbooks (3) of newspaper columns, 1935-1938

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Series III. Correspondence, 1920-1973

Subseries A: General Correspondence, 1920-1973
box folder
15 1 Abilene Christian College, 1957
2 Adams, Clay, 1953-1960
3 Adicks, David, nd
4 Agriculture, 1952
5 Aldridge, Bob and Vel, 1956-1962
6 Alexander, W. O., 1952-1964
7 Alford, Fat, 1952-1962
8 Allen, Gloria, 1958-1962, nd
9 American Library Association, 1972
10 American Printing House for the Blind, 1953-56
11 American Weekly, 1957-1958
12 Angelus Book Shop, 1953
13 Arnold, Jess, 1958
14 Ashburn, Ike, 1955
15 Atkins, George, 1952-1953
16 Austin, Jim, 1954
17 Austin National Bank, 1962, nd
18 Author & Journalist, 1958
19 Avon Productions, 1958-1959
20 Axtell, Margaret, 1953
21 B (misc.), 1956-1972
22 Babcock, Havilah, 1958-1961, nd
23 Bacon, Al, 1955-1956
24 Baker, Rita, 1949-1956, nd
25 Baker, Suzie, 1962
26 Ball, Zachary, 1949-1962
27 Balto [the Alaskan husky dog], 1957-1960, nd
28 Banks, Jimmy, 1958
29 Barker, Omar, 1953-1969, nd
30 Barnard, Bill, 1955-1960
31 Barrett, Mary Helen, 1958
32 Bedell, Bill, 1954, nd
33 Bedichek, Roy, nd
34 Bennett, Frank, 1956-1959
35 Bennett, Ralph, nd
36 Berman, Pandro, 1962
37 Best Productions, 1948
38 Bishop, Curt, 1957
39 Blodgett, Terrell and Dorothy, 1962
40 Bloodworth, Allen, 1953
box folder
16 1 Boatright, Mody, 1961
2 Bode, J. R., 1961
3 Bodenhamer, Dr. J. G., nd
4 Bolton, Paul, 1961
5 Book of the Month Club, 1961
6 Book Reviews, 1950-1968
7 Book Stall, 1961-1962
8 Book Stores, 1948-1962
9 Booksdale, Tom, 1961
10 Boston, Morris Ross, 1950-1953
11 Bosworth, Allen, 1962
12 Bousman, Floyd, 1954
13 Bowers, Jane, nd
14 Boys Life,1958-1961
15 Breckenridge, E. O., 1955
16 Brennan, Walter, 1952-1955
17 Brennan, William, 1959
18 Brister, Bernard, 1949-1962
19 Brooks Brothers, 1961
20 Broowell, Myron, Jean and Steve, 1957
21 Brown, Bill, 1952-1972
22 Brown, Bud and Brownie, 1959
23 Brown, Dor W., 1952-1962
24 Brown, Mrs. William Sivard, nd
25 Brown, Ned, 1950-1952
26 Bruce, Dr. Ivan, 1960-1961
27 Bruhl, Don and Leona, 1954-1972
28 Bruhl, Lawrence, 1959-1960
29 Buffler, Esther, nd
30 Bullock, Alice, nd
31 Bulsterbaum, Pauline, 1962
32 Burger, Carl, 1956, nd
33 Burke, Edith, 1959-1962, nd
34 Burnett, Frank, 1952
365 Burnett, John, 1955-1962, nd
box folder
17 1 C (misc.), 1948-1956, nd
2 Campbell, Camilla, 1952
3 Campbell, Jim, 1955-1960
4 Campbell, W. S., 1947-1957
5 Case, Jack, nd
6 Cavalier Magazine,1955-1957
7 Centennial, 1953-1958
8 Central Texas Electric Coop, 1957-1962
9 Chambrun, Jacques, 1955
10 Chapman, Gerard, 1948-1952
11 Chenoweth, Dean, 1962
12 Chrisman, Harry, 1954-1973
13 Civic Reading Club, nd
14 Clark, Martin, 1949-1962
15 Clemmons, Larry, nd
16 Clendenen, Ada, 1953
17 Club Invitations, 1949-1958
18 Coburn, Pat and Walt, 1946-1957
19 Cocke, Inez, 1970, nd
20 Coleman Company, 1954
21 Collier's,1956
22 Columbia Pictures, 1955
23 Connell, Jack and Polly, nd
24 Conners, Chuck, 1957
25 Cooley, Leland Frederick, 1962
26 Cooper, T.L., 1962
27 Coppola, Luis, 1955
28 Corcoran, Kevin, 1957
29 Cousins, Margaret, 1950
30 Craig, Harden, 1955
31 Craig, Jan Gartman and Creighton, 1956-1962
Crain, Maurice
box folder
17 32 1947-1949
33 1950
34 1951-1953
box folder
18 1 1954-1955
2 1956
3 1957-1959
4 1960
5 1962-1970
6 Crawford, William, 1961
7 Critical Letter, 1965
8 Croom, P. B. and Fletcher, 1962
9 Crume, Paul, Marian and Christopher, 1956-1972
10 Daniel, Beverly, 1971
11 Davenport, Mrs. O. H., 1956
12 Davenport, Rocky and Grace Ray, nd
13 David, Mrs. Henry, 1955
14 Davidson, Alvin G., 1959
15 Davis, Clare Ogden, 1949
16 Davis, Norris G., 1961
17 Day, Beth, 1961-1964
18 Day, Donald, 1965
19 Day, Donald and Beth, 1946-1962
20 Dean, Winne Mims, 1951
21 "Debbie," 1972
22 Democrats of Texas, 1957-1961
23 Denious, Jesse Jr., 1958
24 Denver Post, 1947-1953
25 Dial Press, 1955-1961
26 Dimmick, Shirley, 1956
27 Disney Productions, 1956-1963
28 Disney Studios, 1962-1963
box folder
19 1 Dobie, J. F., 1952-1960
2 Doctors, 1950-1962
3 Dodgen, Howard Dean, 1960
4 Domingue, Norris, 1965
5 Dorion, Isabel De, 1965
6 Dorion, Señora Carlos, 1961-1962
7 Dreyer, Roger, 1965
8 Du Bose, LaRocque, 1955-1962
9 Dugger, Ronnie and Jean, 1961
10 E (misc.), 1971-1972
11 Edwards, Cas, 1951
12 Elam, Prudence, 1958-1959
13 Erdman, Lou, 1950-1961
14 Erwin, Jim and Jean, 1956
15 Evans, Glen and Julia, 1953-1962
16 F (misc.), 1962-1973
17 Fan Mail Material, nd
18 Faris, Bill, 1954
19 Fath, Conrad, 1958
20 Faulke, John Henry and Lynne, 1959
21 Felder, Lois, 1953-1962
22 Ferguson, Charles F., 1961
23 Ferguson, Thomas C., 1955-1961
24 Ferragamo, Dolores and Vic, 1962
25 Fine, Morton, 1955
26 First National Bank in Dallas, 1955-1956
27 Fischer, John, 1958-1961
28 Forty-Niners, 1961
29 Fox, Carol, 1957
30 Frantz, Joe, 1959-1970
31 Free Press Weekly, 1958
32 Friend, Llerena, 1960-1962
33 Gaddis, Isabel, 1961
34 Gann, Walter, 1955
35 Gard, Wayne, 1954
36 Gardening, 1958
37 Gasswendt, Dorothy, 1962
38 General Features Coporation, 1948
39 George, Eloise Roddy, 1954-1955
40 Giacomini, Lynwood, 1955-1960
41 Gibson, Felix and Jewel, 1957
42 Gibson, Jewel, nd
43 Giezentamer, Tom, 1955-1957
44 Gilliland, Bill, 1958
45 Gipson family, 1920-1965
46 Gierisch-Hill, Antonnette, 1973
47 Goaut, Marcus and Mildred, 1960
48 Goddard, Ruth, 1952
49 Goldwyn, Samuel Jr., 1967
50 Good Friends, 1960
51 Gordon, Mrs. Joseph F., 1961
52 Gore, Mr., 1961
53 Goree, Miss E.S., 1955
54 Graves, John, 1961
55 Green, Charles, 1950
56 Griffis, Esther, 1956-1958
57 Gruber, Frank, 1955
58 Gublick, Bill and Jeanne, nd
59 Guggenheim Foundation, 1954
box folder
20 1 H (misc.), 1958-1962
2 Hamilton, Connie, Bob and Alice, 1960
3 Hannan, Joe, 1961
4 Hardin-Simmons University, 1960
5 Hardy, C.M., 1962
Harper & Brothers
box folder
20 6 1948-1950
7 1951-1963
8 1954-1966
9 1957
10 1958-1959
11 1960-1969
12 Harris, Foster, 1947
13 Harris, Robert M., 1961
14 Hart, Weldon, 1961
15 Harte, Ed, 1958
16 Hathaway, Jack, 1947
17 Havahart Animal Traps, 1961
18 Hay, Zieger, 1951
19 Headliners Club, 1959-1961
20 Heisler, Stuart, 1955-1962
21 Herts-Lion Production, 1959
22 Hickle, John Wes, 1949-1952
23 Hill, Grady, 1956-1962
24 Hirsch, Harriet, 1954-1955
box folder
21 1 Hog Farm Complaint, 1958-1961
2 Holden, W. Curry, 1955
3 Holiday Hill Stone, Inc, 1962
4 Holloway, Jean and Sterling, nd
5 Hoover, Jim and Bonnie, 1962
6 Hopson, William, 1954
7 Horne, Alvin, 1949
8 Horton, J.F., 1959
9 Houck, R. Howard, 1962
10 Houghes, Mack and Stella, 1954
11 Houghton Mifflin Co., 1946-1949
12 Hound Dog Man, 1958-1970
13 Houston Post, Chronicle,1957
14 Howe, Elvon, 1949-1953
15 Hudson, Ray, 1960-1962
16 Huff, Helene, 1960
17 Hunter, J. Marvin, 1955
18 Hurley, Charles, 1952
19 Hyde, Wayne, 1963-1972
20 Insall, Mrs. Dovie, 1948
21 Institute International des Artes et des Lettres, 1961-1962
22 Invitations, 1950-1961
23 Invitations/Public Appearances, 1963-1973
24 J (misc.), 1971-1973
25 Jacobson, Ethel, 1962
26 Johnson, Bill and Liz, 1954-1961
27 Johnson, Lyndon B., 1954
28 Jordan, Mrs. Bill, 1958
29 Joyce, Virginia, 1955-1958
30 K (misc.), 1956-1962
31 Kallison's Trading Post, 1951
32 Kane, Harnett, 1955
33 Kansas State Teachers College, 1959-1960
34 Keller, Henry, 1962
35 Kelley, E. L., 1959-1971
36 Kinsley, Beryl, 1954
37 Kirk, Lucy D. and Tommy, 1957-1958
38 Kitchen, Merrell, 1952
39 Kjelgaard, Jim, 1956
40 Klingman, C. C., 1962
41 Knopf, Walter, 1961
42 Kothmann, Billy, 1960
43 Kothmann, Dorothy, 1962
44 Kothmann, Mary Anna, 1962
45 Kothmann, Victor, nd
46 Kowert, Art, nd
47 L (misc.), nd
48 Lackey, Jerry, 1961
49 Langfield, Bridget, 1952
50 Langford, J. O., 1951-1952
51 Lansburgh, Larry, 1958
52 Latham, John, 1948-1956
box folder
22 1 Lea, Tom and Sarah, 1956-1961
2 E. E. Lee and Brothers, 1947-1953
3 Lee, Jean and Russell, 1964, nd
4 Leftwich, Bill, 1954-1958, 1972
5 Lehman, Guss, 1960
6 Levy, Maurice, 1965-1972
7 Lewis, Arch, nd
8 Lewis, Jack W., 1962
9 Libraries (misc), 1949-1962
10 Loeffler, Jenny, nd
11 Long Beach Writer's Conference, 1962
12 Lord, Walter, 1959-1960
13 Louis, Alex, 1953-1960
14 Loving, Graham, 1956-1962
15 Lowe, Violet Richardson, 1960
16 Lundell, C. L., 1952-1953
17 MacNabb, Betty, 1961
18 Madison, Virginia, 1953-1954
19 Magazines & Editors, 1964
20 Major, Mabel, 1955
21 Manuscripts (Requests to read), 1965
22 Martin, Chuck, 1954
23 Mason Memorial Hospital, 1960
24 Mathews, Sunshine, nd
25 Maverick, Terrell, 1961
26 Maxwell, Allen, 1953-1962
27 McAvoy, Tom, 1960
28 McClure, Ken, 1950
29 McConnell, Deborah, 1971
30 McCracken, Kay Bynum, 1958
31 McDaniel, Ruel and Gladys, 1954-1961
32 McGee, Jay, 1962
33 McGuire, Dorothy, 1957
34 McKenzie, G.R., 1962
35 McNichols, Steve, 1960 [Governor of Colorado]
36 McVicker, Roy and Harriet, 1960
37 Meeks, Jim, 1954-1961
38 Meigs, John, 1966
39 Miller, Zack T. (Colonel), 1947-1948
40 Miller, Max, 1954
41 Miller, Sebe, 1958
42 Miller, Townsend, 1953-1957
43 Minute Men of Mason, 1960-1961
44 Mireur, Tommy, 1948-1956
45 Mitchell, Dr. Jim and Grace, 1959-1962
46 Mixon, Sis, 1962
47 Montgomery, Dr. R. H. and Gladys, 1959-1960
48 Moody, Ralph, 1956
49 Moore, Bill, 1961
50 Moorman, Mrs. W. W., 1961-1962
51 Moranz, Johnny and Brad, 1962
52 Mueller, Judy, 1957-1958
53 Mulvany, Tom, 1954
54 Music, 1961-1962
55 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1971
56 Nebraska Library Commission, 1964, nd
57 New York Life, 1957
58 New York Times, 1957-1962
59 Nicholson, Mrs. J. Rector, 1960
60 Nolen, O. W., 1954-1973
61 Nordyke, Lewis, 1952-1958
62 Norris, R. C., 1960
box folder
23 1 Odessa College Writer's Roundup, 1956-1960
2 Odessa Natural Gasoline Co., 1962
3 Old Yeller Party, nd
4 Olney, Austin, 1953-1956
5 Omnibook, 1949
6 Operation Orphans, 1961
7 Orbeck, Betty, 1962
8 Orshefksy, Milt, 1949-1959
9 P (misc.), 1971-1972
10 Pacific Northwest Farm Quad, 1952
11 Pacific Northwest Library Association, 1959
12 Padva, Beth, 1962
13 Parker, Fess and Marcie, 1957-1961
14 Parliamentary Procedure, 1947
15 Payton, Green, 1948
16 People's Book Club, 1950-1956
17 Platter, Paul, 1956-1959
18 Plus Products, 1957
19 Pocket Books, Inc., 1955
20 Pogue, Margaret, 1951
21 Polk, Ned and Family, 1948-1962
22 Polk, Stella, nd [sister of Fred Gipson]
23 Poore, Mrs. Clyde, 1951-1962
24 Pope, Harold, 1952-1953
25 Popular Productions, 1950-1953
26 Press [clippings and publicity], 1962
27 Press [clippings and publicity], 1963-1964
28 Prikryl, Lanette, 1962
29 Programs, 1956-1957
30 Progressive Farmer,1948-1957
31 Pryor, Cactus, nd
32 Public Addresses, 1964
33 Publishers, 1947-1962
34 Purvis, Tex, 1953-1956
35 Quiñones, Gen. Jesus Jaime, 1966
36 R (misc.), nd
37 Rainbolt, Jewel and Lutha, nd
38 Raht, Carl, 1962
39 Reader's Digest,1946-1957, nd
box folder
24 1 The Record Stockman,1944
2 Reddick, Dewitt, 1948-1963
3 Rehder, Helmut and June, nd
4 Reid, Ace, 1956-1962
5 Reiss, Malcolm, 1954-1957
6 Reynolds, Tommy, 1965
7 Ripple, Joe, 1958
8 Roach, Hal, 1955
9 Roberts, Elda May, 1956
10 Roberts, Eve, nd
11 Roberts, Dr. Walter, 1959-1961
12 Robinson, Ann, nd
13 Room mothers, 8th grade, 1958
14 Roselle, Tom, 1961
15 Rosenberg, Frank, 1951-1956
16 Ross, Bob, 1960-1961
17 Ross, James, 1960
18 Ross, Raleigh, 1962
19 Rowe, James, 1955-1959
20 S (misc.), 1959-1972
21 Sager, Fred
22 Sam Houston State College, 1969
23 Sanderson, Rob, 1956-1962
24 Sandoz, Mari, 1956
25 Scarbrough, Nina, 1960
26 Schaefer, Jack, 1953-1956
27 Schaffner, Isabella, 1961
28 Scholl, Jane, nd
29 School invitations, 1950-1972
30 Scott, Paul, 1962
31 Sellars, Charles, 1961
32 Sequoyah Award, 1959
33 Shahan, Happy, 1961-1964
34 Shambert, George and Betty, 1962
35 Sheppard, John, 1960-1962
36 Shepperd, Regenia B., 1972
37 Shivers, Allan, 1952
38 Short, Paul, 1950
39 Shuffler, R. Henderson, 1954-1966
40 Shurley, Dr. Jay, 1952
41 Siegel, Don, 1959
42 Sims, W. E., 1961
Small, J. A.
box folder
24 43 1950-1954
box folder
25 1 1955-1956
2 1957-1972
3 Smith, Cal M., 1962
4 Snow, Bob, nd
5 Southwest Texas State Teacher's College, 1953
6 Southwest Writers Conference, 1950-1962
7 Spratt, Jack and Nan, 1952
8 St. John, Glover, 1951-1958
9 Steck, Mrs. E. L., nd
10 Stein, J. D., 1962
11 Stenger, A. D., 1962
12 Stephan, Ruth, nd
13 Stevens, Sally, 1960
14 Stillwell, Hart, 1952-1962
15 "Story of my life,"1944-1962
16 Stovall, Grady, 1961-1962
17 Stowers Furniture Company, 1961-1962
18 Sutton, Dr. Richard, 1939
Swanson, H. N.
box folder
25 19 1955-1957
20 1958
21 1959-1961
22 1962-1972
box folder
26 1 T (misc.), 1972, nd
2 Taliaferro, Chuck, nd
3 Tanner, Henry, 1949
4 Tanner, Carter, 1953-1954
5 Texas Department of Health, 1962
6 Texas Folklore, 1961-1962
7 Texas Institute of Letters, 1948-1972, nd
8 Texas Luthern College, 1968
9 Theatres, 1952-1962, nd
10 Thermofax, 1959-1960
11 Thomas, Della, 1962
12 Thomas, Evan and Anne, 1950-1969, nd
13 Thompson, Philip, 1958-1962
14 Thompson, Thomas, 1954
15 Thurgood, Micky and Tom, nd
16 Tinsley, Russell, 1953
17 Tipton, Roy, 1956
18 Todd, Madeline and John William, nd
19 Toepperwein, Fritz and Emilie, 1949-1968, nd
20 Tolbert, Frank, 1961, nd
21 Tool, Pat, 1956
22 Travel, 1959-1960
23 True Magazine,1957
24 True West,1951-1962, nd
25 Tunberg, William and Jackie, 1955-1962
26 Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958-1959
27 Tyer, Travis E., 1957
28 Tyrrell Public Library, 1951
box folder
27 1 Underwood, Don, 1961
2 Unitarian Church, 1962
3 University of Texas Press, 1951-1971, nd
4 Unidentified correspondence, 1971, nd
5 Van Ochen, Gretchen, 1959-1960
6 Varner, John and Jeanette, 1960-1961
7 Vessel, J., nd
8 von Zuben, Frank, nd
9 W (misc.), 1962-1973
10 Wagner, Bob, 1962
11 Wagner, Jearnine, 1972
12 Wald, Jerry, 1958-1959
13 Wallace, William, 1960-1961
14 Walters, Bruce and Louise, nd
15 Ward, Hortense, 1951-1955
16 Wardlaw, Beverly, 1973
17 Wardlaw, Frank, 1961-1972
18 Washburn, Beverly, 1957
19 Washburn, Ozzie, 1954-1960
20 Watson, Nettie Walton, 1962
21 Weafer, Eugene C., 1957-1958
22 Webb, Walter Prescott, 1952-1963
23 Westerman, Bob (R. Cecil), 1953-1954
24 Western Horseman,1949-1953
25 Western Publications, 1963-1966
26 Western Writers of America, 1954-1961
27 White, Kenneth, 1949-1953
28 Whitney, R. E., 1961
29 Whittington, Jean, nd
box folder
28 1 Wier, Dooley and Owana, 1963
2 Wilbert, Hulda, 1951-1962
3 Wilk, Jacob, nd
4 Wilke, L. A., 1961
5 William Allan White Award, 1956-1959
6-7 Williams, Annie Laurie, 1947-1967
8 Williams, Big Boy, 1961
9 Williams, George, 1954-1970
10 Williams, J. P., 1961
11 Williams, Sandra Gai, 1962
12 Wills, Chill, 1951
13 Winn, Buck, 1958
14 Wright, Mabel, 1955
15 Writer's Digest,1949
16 The Writer,1950-1951
17 Writers Guild of America, 1962-1963
18 Writers' Roundup, Theta Sigma Phi, 1951-1957
19 Wynn, Martha, 1959-1962
20 Yarborough, Ralph, 1958-1966
21 Yarmac, Marky, 1971
22 Yeager, Cal, 1957
23 York, Jeff, 1957-1958
24 Young, Collier, 1955
25 Young, G., 1961-1962
26 Young, Margaret, 1949-1954
27 Yowell, Carl, 1952-1961
28-29 Miscellaneous Christmas cards and envelopes, 1972, nd
Subseries B: Fan Mail, 1946-1973
Fan Mail
box folder
29 1-5 1946-1964
box folder
30 1-4 1965-October 1970
box folder
31 1-5 November 1970-May 1972
box folder
32 1-16 June 1970-December 1973, and Alabama-Texas

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Series IV. Personal Papers, 1922-1972

box folder
32 17 Address Cards
18 Agriculture, 1963
19 Birth certificates, passport photos, 1945, 1968, 1971
20 Brochures, nd
21 Diploma, 1922
22 Irrigation, 1965
box folder
33 1 Mail Order Bride Catalogues, ca.1971
2 Maps and National Park Guides, 1947-1954, 1972
3 Mexico, 1972
4 Personal notebooks, nd
Photographs
box folder
33 5 Old Yeller,1957, nd
6 Photographs of Gipson, nd
7 Return of the Texan,nd
8 Ross Maxwell, nd
9 School papers, 1922, nd
10 Thomas Gipson, 1969-1971

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Series V. Financial and Legal Documents, 1944-1973

box folder
33 11 Author's Guild, 1956-1961
12-13 Book Contracts, 1945-1972
14 Central Texas Coop, 1949-1966
15 Crown Publishers, 1963
16 Guano Lease, 1963-1971
17 Harper & Row, 1958-1970
18 House Plans, nd
19 Insurance, 1963-1971
20 Internal Revenue Service, 1971
box folder
34 1 Macintosh and Otis, 1971-1973
2-3 Movie Contracts, 1944-1973
4 Property (Sale of), 1959-1970
5 Property, 1970-1971
6 Ranch Contracts, 1965-1972
7-8 Royalty Statements, 1949-1966
9 Social Security, 1970-1973
10 Will of J. J. Byrne, 1950
11 Writers Guild of America, West, Inc, 1956-1971

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