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James Crumley

 

The Wittliff Collections holds two sets of James Crumley Papers:

1) A collection of material donated in 1992 by Crumley, for which an archival "finding aid" has been prepared. That guide is directly below, with a link to the PDF containing the detailed inventory.

2) A second collection of Crumley archives was received in late 2014 from Crumley's widow, Martha Elizabeth. Although that collection is not yet processed with a finding aid, a preliminary archival inventory has been prepared, and is posted on this site below the original "finding aid."

Please note that access to unprocessed materials is granted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Archivist for details about access to the James Crumley Collection.

A Guide to the James Crumley Papers
1965-1992
Collection 055

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Biographical Sketch

Novelist James Crumley was born in Three Rivers, Texas, on October 12, 1939 and spent most of his childhood in south Texas.  He maintained a straight-A average in high school while also playing football.  After graduation he attended the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on a Navy ROTC scholarship, but soon left to enlist in the U.S. Army, where he served from 1958 to 1961.  Crumley then returned to Texas and enrolled at Texas A&I (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville), where he had received a football scholarship.  Crumley completed his BA in History in 1964, and was accepted into the University of Iowa’s prestigious creative writing program, where he earned a MFA in 1966.  Immediately after graduating he joined the English faculty at the University of Montana at Missoula.  His masters thesis was eventually published as the novel, One to Count Cadence, in 1969, a popular and critically acclaimed look at the Vietnam War.  After his novel was published, Crumley left Montana to hold a series of visiting professorships: the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (1969-70), Colorado State University (1971-74), Reed College in Portland, Oregon (1976-1977), Carnegie-Mellon University (1979-1980) and the University of Texas at El Paso (1981-1984.)

During a two-year stretch as a freelance writer (1974-1976) Crumley published the first in a series of crime novels for which he would become known.  The Wrong Case (1975) featured a detective named Milo Milodragovitch, who would also appear in later novels.   “I always introduce my work by explaining that I am a bastard child of Raymond Chandler – without his books, my books would be completely different. We cover some of the same ground, his dark streets in LA, my twisted highways in the mountain west. But because of the events surrounding the Vietnam War, my detectives are not as comfortable with traditional morality as Philip Marlowe seems to be,” (Contemporary Authors, 2000).

In 1978 The Last Good Kiss (1978) was published, which introduced Crumley’s other detective protagonist, C.W. Sughrue.  His third crime novel, Dancing Bear (Milodragovitch series), was published in 1983.  After leaving his last teaching job in 1984, Crumley has worked full-time as a writer.  He’s made his home base in Missoula, Montana since the mid-1980s.  He has worked on film screenplays, which remain unproduced, and has continued to write and publish fiction.  The Muddy Fork and Other Things: Short Fiction and Nonfiction was published in 1991, featuring many of Crumley’s short stories. The detective series continued with The Mexican Tree Duck (Sughrue series) in 1993, and Bordersnakes (1996), which brought together Milodragovitch and Sughrue for the first time.

According to Robert E. Burkholder in the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (1984), Crumley’s crime novels stand “the genre on its head by creating an antiheroic protagonist plagued by the weakness and vice of the corrupt world in which he lives and works and endowing him, nevertheless, with the sort of noble instincts that motivate him to sift through the scum in order to identify right from wrong. Crumley’s detectives are curiously amoral moralists.”

Crumley’s final published works include The Putt at the End of the World (2000); the Milodragovitch series novel, The Final Country (2001); and one in the Sughrue series, The Right Madness (2005). He passed away September 17, 2008 from complications from kidney and pulmonary disease.

Scope and Contents Nine boxes of manuscripts, galley proofs, notes, clippings, correspondence, legal papers, photographs, poetry, screenplays, short stories and artifacts, 1957-1992 document James Crumley's writing career. The collection has been arranged into five series: 1. Works, 1965-1992; 2. Correspondence, 1957-1986; 3. Clippings 1971-1992; 4. Personal Materials, 1957-1979; and 5. Works by Other Authors, n.d.

The Works series comprises the largest part of the collection. It documents Crumley's writing process from drafts through proof copy or published work. The Novels subseries makes up the largest portion of the series, with the numerous Dancing Bear files documenting Crumley's changing ideas for titles and other aspects related to the novel. The Correspondence series contains mostly fan letters written to him, but also includes correspondence regarding the film rights for Crumley’s novel, One to Count Cadence. The Personal series contains photographs, certificates and legal documents related to Crumley’s education, military career, and marriages. Works by others include screenplays based on Crumley’s novel The Last Good Kiss, and poetry.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Preferred Citation: James Crumley Papers, Southwestern Writers Collection, Texas State University-San Marcos
Acquisition Information: Gift donated by James Crumley, 1992
Processing Information: Processed by Alicia Leschper and Amanda York, 2001. Finding aid revised by Maggie DeBrecht, 2011

Click here for a detailed listing of the contents

 


 

2014 Accession of Additional James Crumley Papers
 

22 boxes of archives containing the personal papers of author James Crumley. These items were collected from his home and reflect Crumley’s professional writing career and personal life. This collection includes multiple drafts of Crumley’s screenplays and novels, international translations and publicity, some writings by other authors, drawings and work by Crumley’s wife Martha Elizabeth, correspondence, a sampling of documents that reflect his medical and financial history, reviews, publicity, photographs, office files, contracts, books, and personal artifacts.

 

Box 1884 (1 of 22)

Box/Folder

1884/1 The Right Madness, partial draft, n.d.

1884/2-3 The Right Madness, draft with corrections by Martha, n.d.

1884/4-5 The Right Madness, corrected draft, n.d.

1884/6-7 The Right Madness, draft, n.d.

1884/8 The Right Madness, corrected draft, n.d.

1884/9 The Right Madness, incomplete draft, n.d.

1884/10 The Right Madness, incomplete draft, n.d.

1884/11 The Right Madness, fragments, n.d.

1884/12 The Right Madness, corrected draft, n.d.

1884/13 The Right Madness, interior design proofs, 2004

1884/14-15 The Right Madness, page proofs, 2004

1884/16 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay, first draft January 21, 1979

1884/17 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay, first draft January 21, 1979

1884/18 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay, miscellaneous pages

 

Box 1885 (2 of 22)

Box/Folder

1885/1 The Last Good Kiss, notes by Martha Elizabeth

1885/2 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay printed on long sheets of paper, n.d.

1885/3 The Last Good Kiss, incomplete screenplay, n.d. plus notes by Martha Elizabeth

1885/4 The Last Good Kiss, annotated screenplay, n.d.

1885/5 The Last Good Kiss, corrected screenplay, n.d.

1885/6 The Last Good Kiss, corrected screenplay, n.d.

1885/7 The Last Good Kiss, corrected screenplay, n.d.

1885/8 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay, n.d.

1885/9 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay, n.d.

1885/10 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Walter Hill, n.d.

1885/11 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Michael Jenning, first draft, n.d.

1885/12 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Willie Goldman, September 27, 2003

1885/13 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Willie Goldman, November 14, 2003

1885/14 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Willie Goldman, June 11, 2008 plus letter and film project “game

              plan”

1885/15 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Willie Goldman, July 30, 2009

1885/16 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Martha Elizabeth, March 2012

1885/17 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Martha Elizabeth, first draft April 2012

1885/18 The Last Good Kiss, screenplay by Martha Elizabeth, July 2012

1885/19 Two audiocassettes: James Crumley reading The Last Good Kiss and an interview with Crumley

1885/20-21 Dancing Bear, corrected draft [working title: Save the Last Dance for the Bear]

1885/22 Dancing Bear, corrected draft [working title: Save the Last Dance for the Bear]

 

Box 1886 (3 of 22)

Box/Folder

1886/1 Dancing Bear, draft fragment

1886/2 Dancing Bear, corrected draft

1886/3 Dancing Bear, corrected draft

1886/4 Dancing Bear, incomplete draft [mildew damage]

1886/5 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley and Tim Hunter, first draft August 23, 1985

1886/6 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley and Tim Hunter, first draft August 23, 1985

1886/7 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley and Tim Hunter, first draft August 23, 1985

1886/8 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley and Tim Hunter, first draft August 23, 1985

1886/9 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley and Tim Hunter, revised

1886/10 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley and Tim Hunter, revised

1886/11 Dancing Bear, screenplay multiple drafts, n.d.

1886/12 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley, first draft February 2, 1992

1886/13 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley, second draft November 13, 1992

1886/14 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Michael Koepf and Edward Taylor, first draft June 14, 1996

1886/15 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley, Tim Hunter, and Robert Towne, merged draft July 19, 2000

1886/16 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley, John Fasano, and Tim Hunter, July 26, 2001

1886/17 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley and Gwenyth Mapes, first act before Towne’s notes

1886/18 Dancing Bear, screenplay, multiple partial drafts

1886/19 Dancing Bear, screenplay, n.d.

1886/20 Dancing Bear, screenplay, first draft polish

 

Box 1887 (4 of 22)

Box/Folder

1887/1 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley, third draft n.d.

1887/2 Dancing Bear, incomplete screenplay

1887/3 Dancing Bear, corrected screenplay, n.d.

1887/4 Dancing Bear, corrected screenplay, n.d.

1887/5 Dancing Bear, screenplay by Crumley, n.d.

1887/6-7 Dancing Bear, screenplay third draft plus Story Meeting Notes, Short Step Outline, and

            Story Proposals

1887/8 Dancing Bear, page 119 of screenplay

1887/9-10 Bordersnakes, first draft February 14, 1996

1887/11-12 Bordersnakes, first draft February 14, 1996

1887/13-14 Bordersnakes, first draft April 30, 1996

1887/15 Bordersnakes, final draft April 30, 1996

1887/16 Bordersnakes “Version #1, the original manuscript typeset printout, w/my corrections,

            emendations, & codicils, etc.”

1887/17 Bordersnakes, box lid for previous draft “Version #1…”

 

Box 1888 (5 of 22)

Box/Folder

1888/1 Bordersnakes, “Version #2 Maura’s corrections of my correction of the original typeset

            printout” [description written on a Kinko’s box]

1888/2 Bordersnakes, “Version #3 The Cleanest Copy” [description written on a Kinko’s box]

1888/3 Bordersnakes, partial manuscript, notes, editorial notes, and miscellaneous pages from Dancing Bear [?]

1888/4-5 Bordersnakes, manuscript October 17, 1997

1888/6-7 Bordersnakes, Author’s First Laser Proof

1888/8-9 The Mexican Tree Duck, second draft February 1993

1888/10-11 The Mexican Tree Duck, draft

1888/12-13 The Mexican Tree Duck, edited manuscript plus editorial notes

1888/14 The Mexican Tree Duck, original manuscript submitted to publisher

 

Box 1889 (6 of 22)

Box/Folder

1889/1 The Mexican Tree Duck, original manuscript submitted to publisher [continued]

1889/2 The Mexican Tree Duck, proof Author’s Set

1889/3 The Mexican Tree Duck [?] screenplay fragment

1889/4 The Big Nowhere, screenplay, first draft November 16, 1990

1889/5 The Big Nowhere, screenplay, second draft September-October 1990

1889/6 The Big Nowhere, screenplay, second draft February 1991

1889/7 The Big Nowhere, screenplay, fourth draft August 15, 1991

1889/8 The Big Nowhere, screenplay, fourth draft August 15, 1991

1889/9 The Big Nowhere, screenplay, draft 1993

1889/10 The Big Nowhere, screenplay, draft n.d.

1889/11 The Big Nowhere, screenplay, draft n.d.

1889/12 Blood Borne, screenplay, second draft revisions April 11, 1995

1889/13 Bloodwork, screenplay, first draft July 12, 1995

1889/14 Bloodwork, screenplay, first draft July 12, 1995

1889/15 Bloodwork, screenplay, second draft revised February 1997

1889/16 Bloodwork, screenplay, draft n.d.

1889/17 The Pigeon Shoot, screenplay, first draft December 13, 1983

1889/18 The Pigeon Shoot, screenplay, first draft December 13, 1983

1889/19 The Pigeon Shoot, screenplay proof

1889/20 The Pigeon Shoot, screenplay proof

 

Box 1890 (7 of 22)

Box/Folder

1890/1 The Far Side of Jericho, screenplay by Crumley and Rob Sullivan, October 4, 2004

1890/2 The Far Side of Jericho, screenplay, white production draft April 1, 2005

1890/3 The Far Side of Jericho, screenplay, multiple drafts n.d.

1890/4 The Far Side of Jericho, screenplay, incomplete draft n.d.

1890/5 Judge Dredd, screenplay, first rough draft December 12, 1987

1890/6 Judge Dredd, screenplay, first draft n.d.

1890/7 Judge Dredd, screenplay, draft n.d.

1890/8 Last Chance, screenplay, first draft October 1987

1890/9 Last Chance, screenplay, draft n.d.

1890/10 Last Chance, screenplay, draft fragments

1890/11 Last Chance, screenplay, draft n.d.

1890/12 Last Chance, screenplay, draft n.d.

1890/13 Last Chance, screenplay, partial draft n.d.

1890/14 Last Chance, screenplay, draft October 6, 2008 with Martha’s notes

1890/15 Last Chance, screenplay, draft October 25, 2008

1890/16 Last Chance, screenplay, draft n.d.

1890/17 Last Chance, program for a performance at the Montana Repertory Theatre

1890/18 Hostages, short story

1890/19 Hostages, notes from Martha Elizabeth’s adaptation

1890/20 Hostages, screenplay by Martha Elizabeth, multiple drafts October 2011 and n.d.

1890/21 Hostages, screenplay by Martha Elizabeth, multiple drafts November 2012

1890/22 The Mexican Pig Bandit, draft n.d.

1890/23 The Mexican Pig Bandit, proof February 1998

1890/24 The Mexican Pig Bandit, draft n.d. and layout October 29, 1998

1890/25 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, screenplay by William Goldman with Crumley’s

            notes, final draft July 15, 1968

1890/26 Deception Pass: A Scenario for an Original Screenplay [two copies]

1890/27 Movie Narration

1890/28 Untitled screenplay by James Crumley, screenplay, first draft October 1987

1890/29 Untitled screenplay by Crumley and Gwenyth Mapes, screenplay, first draft August 1988

 

Box 1891 (8 of 22)

Box/Folder

1891/1 Untitled screenplay by Crumley and Gwenyth Mapes, screenplay, first draft August 1988

1891/2 Streets of El Paso treatment

1891/3 The Tunnels of Cu-Chi, screenplay, revised first draft n.d.

1891/4 The Tunnels of Cu-Chi, screenplay, draft n.d.

1891/5 Badwater Canyon, screenplay, second draft 1998

1891/6 Badwater Canyon, screenplay, second draft 1998

1891/7-8 The Final Country, draft n.d.

1891/9-10 The Final Country, draft plus editorial notes n.d.

1891/11-12 The Final Country, draft n.d.

1891/13 The Final Country, multiple incomplete drafts n.d.

1891/14 The Final Country, incomplete draft n.d.

1891/15 The Final Country, incomplete draft n.d.

1891/16-17 The Final Country, manuscript given to publisher

1891/18 Microwave Park, screenplay plus screen credits correspondence

 

Box 1892 (9 of 22)

Box/Folder

1892/1 Microwave Park, screenplay plus screen credits correspondence [continued]

1892/2 Microwave Park, screenplay by Crumley [?] title page by Eugene Hess

1892/3 Microwave Park, screenplay by Eugene Hess

1892/4 Microwave Park, screenplay, draft n.d.

1892/5 Microwave Park, printout of internet article “De Niro, 50 cent star in Katrina thriller”

1892/6 The Snow White Laughing Girl & Seven Sullen Dwarves, short story, draft n.d.

1892/7 Coming Around the Mountain, short story, draft n.d.

1892/8 Coming Around the Mountain, short story, draft with edits by Martha Elizabeth

1892/9 Hot Springs, short story, multiple drafts and first pass proof August 24, 1995

1892/10 A Message from the Corner of Space and Time, short story, draft n.d.

1892/11 Notes on William Kittredge

1892/12 Geezer Wisdom, short story, draft n.d.

1892/13 Getting Out, short story, galley proof

1892/14 Road Trip-for the Buddha and the Moon, poem multiple drafts

1892/15 Introduction for Falling Angel, layout 2006

1892/16 Degrees of Gray at Northside, poem, draft n.d.

1892/17 Where do the Women go When the Women go Away?, short story, draft n.d.

1892/18 The Smoke, short story, draft with edits by Martha Elizabeth

1892/19 Untitled screenplay, draft n.d.

1892/20 Wingshot, draft by Max Crawford

1892/21 Wamba, draft by Max Crawford

1892/22 The Red & The White, uncorrected proof by Max Crawford

1892/23 The Red & The White, Volume II, uncorrected proof by Max Crawford

1892/24-25 High School Harry & Co, uncorrected draft by Max Crawford

1892/26-27 Eastertown Volume I, uncorrected proof by Max Crawford

1892/28 College course packet that includes readings of Crumley’s work

1892/29 Photocopies of French articles on Crumley

1892/30 MA thesis on Crumley, “Between Mythologies and Traditions: Liminality in the

            Detective Novels of James Crumley” 1992

1892/31 Book about the Irish heritage of the Crumley name

1892/32 An Evening with the Doctor, graphic novel by Charles Fischer

 

Box 1893 (10 of 22)

Box/Folder

1893/1 French book of photographs that includes photo of Crumley

1893/2 French dissertation on Crumley, “Decadence and Disillusionment in James Crumley’s Novels” 1999

1893/3 Article “Sex, drugs, and divided identities: the detective fiction of James Crumley” by John Scaggs  

1893/4 Office files-“2002 Offer in Compromise” [financial]

1893/5 Office files-“Final Country” contract

1893/6 Office files-“The Missoula Artists’ Shop October 1999”

1893/7 Office files-“Montana Festival of the Book Missoula September 6-8th 2001”

1893/8 Office files-“Get Lit! 2000 EWU Press October 6-8th 2000, [?]”

1893/9 Office files-“Professional Activities/Correspondence & Info Current Year- (2000)”

1893/10 Office files-“Mortgage Statements/Coupons-Current Year (2000)”

1893/11 Office files-“Etonnants Voyageurs St. Malo-Previous (1999)”

1893/12 Office files-“Hellgate Productions Correspondence Previous Year- (1999)” & “Hellgate

            Productions Misc. Old”

1893/13 Office files-Writer’s Guild, correspondence and financial

1893/14 Office files-Financial documents

1893/15 Office files-“Jeffrey Light LA Lawyer”

1893/16 Office files-Frequent Flyer-Old”

1893/17 Office files-“Writer’s Guild Health Fund”

1893/18 Office files-“Child Support/Divorce-Old”

1893/19 Office files-“Royalty Statements-Old”

1893/20 Office files-“Child Support”

1893/21 Office files-“Royalty Statements”

1893/22 Office files-“William Morris”

1893/23 Office files-Contracts

1893/24 Office files-Page proofs for “In the Heart of the Cup” published in The Putt at the End of the World

1893/25 Office files-“Old Travel Stuff”

1893/26 Office files-“Old Contracts 1994-1998”

1893/27 Office files-“Old Contracts 1989-93”

1893/28 W newspaper with quote by Crumley, 1983

1893/29 “Royalty Statements”

1893/30 “Celebration Festival of the Book”

1893/31 “Right Madness Press Clippings”

1893/32 French publications

 

Box 1894 (11 of 22)

Box/Folder

1894/1 “Second Lieutenants of Literature” by Thomas Zigal, proof

1894/2 Nick Carter magazine April 1934 [torn cover and edges]

1894/3 Reviews/press clippings

1894/4 List of James Crumley uncollected short pieces

1894/5 “Clippings-Both” [includes announcement of James Crumley & Martha Elizabeth reading]

1894/6 Japanese book that includes a catalog of titles-including Crumley

1894/7 Journeés Nationales du Livre et du Vin catalog 1997

1894/8 American Bookseller magazine August 1988

1894/9 “James Crumley” article by Robert E. Burkholder

1894/10 Rick DeMarinis: French translation of book and associated PR material

1894/11 Office papers-Montana softball team, cards, and notes

1894/12 “Art Info.”

1894/13 “2007 to File”-Magazine articles, USA Today reviews (including Crumley’s review of

            Lonesome Dove), correspondence

1894/14 Drawings from publisher sent to Crumley to show cover art

1894/15 Crumley & Elizabeth Bizlog 2003-record of daily activities

1894/16 Correspondence, reviews, PR, and clippings

1894/17 Correspondence, reviews, PR, and clippings

1894/18 Correspondence, reviews, PR, and clippings

1894/19 Correspondence, contracts, financial documents

1894/20 Catalogs featuring Crumley books

1894/21 Catalog Noir in Festival 1997, featuring Crumley book

 

Box 1895 (12 of 22)

Box/Folder

1895/1 Newspaper clippings

1895/2 Newspaper clippings

1895/3 Newspaper clippings

1895/4 Contracts, receipts

1895/5 Writing expenses/travel receipts

1895/6 Correspondence, letter to Gary Cartwright, June 7, 2006

1895/7 Correspondence related to Damn Near Dead, 2006

1895/8 Correspondence, 2005, n.d.

1895/9 Correspondence-IRS and medical bills

1895/10 Correspondence-IRS, medical, letters related to writing

1895/11 Correspondence-1980s-1990s

1895/12 Correspondence-Divorce documents, IRS, medical, postcards

1895/13 Court documents related to custody and divorce

1895/14 Correspondence-William Morris Agency 1986

1895/15 Correspondence

1895/16 Get Well cards for Crumley, 2002

 

Box 1896 (13 of 22)

Box/Folder

1896/1 Get Well cards for Crumley, 2002 [continued]

1896/2 Journal for Scotland trip, ca. late 1970s-early 1980s

1896/3 Notebook from Crumley’s memorial service, October 12, 2008

1896/4 Crumley’s vita

1896/5 Two photographs

1896/6 Presents form Martha to Crumley, poetry and artwork

1896/7 Book jackets: The Mexican Tree Duck and One to Count Cadence

1896/8 Book jackets: The Final Country and The Mexican Tree Duck

1896/9 Club Med book Cadavres Exquis in Cancun includes Crumley

1896/10 Short stories & partial drafts: South of the Muddy Fork, Lovely Wounds, Hookers, Luck, and untitled

1896/11 Presidential Memorial Veteran Certificate

1896/12 Crumley’s obituaries and messages received

1896/13 Memorial card with photos

1896/14 Correspondence re: The Flight of the Butterflies

1896/15 Photographs

1896/16 Swissair Gazette proof

1896/17 Publicity cards for Crumley novels

1896/18 Correspondence, various publicity material

1896/19 French correspondence and publications

1896/20 Neon magazine with contribution by Crumley, 2006 multiple copies

1896/21-22 “Final Country-Press Clippings”

1896/23 “Final Country-Postcard”

1896/24 Correspondence

1896/25 French newspaper and international packet

 

Box 1897 (14 of 22)

Box/Folder

1897/1 Miniature address book

1897/2 Correspondence and contracts

1897/3 Mystery Train press packet

1897/4 Correspondence and contracts

1897/5 Correspondence and miscellaneous office papers

1897/6 Correspondence, office papers, PR for One to Count Cadence

1897/7 Correspondence-letters from Maggie, Crumley’s second wife

1897/8 Correspondence-includes letters from Maggie, Crumley’s second wife

1897/9 Certificates-military, marriage, birth

1897/10 Diploma Iowa MFA1966

1897/11 Diploma Texas College of Arts & Industries BA 1965

1897/12 Diploma Mathis High School 1957

1897/13 Elementary school certificate

1897/14 Faux National “Photographic” cover for Crumley’s 60th birthday [removed from frame]

1897/15 Drawing by Sheila Miles for Crumley’s 60th birthday party

1897/16 Calendars 2005 & 2008, annotated

1897/17 Published writing from 1962

1897/18 Correspondence, includes a letter from Jim Harrison and John Hickenlooper

1897/19 Cards and drawings by Martha for Crumley

1897/20 Scrapbook pages from John Crumley, photographs

1897/21 Buddha and the Death Cult, Montana Review of Books baseball sporting digest

 

Box 1898 (15 of 22)

Box/Folder

1898/1 Bordersnakes reviews

1898/2 Bordersnakes-Murder Ink catalog, and cards

1898/3 Correspondence and office papers, includes Badwater Canyon correspondence, blurbs,

            and Flight of the Butterflies

1898/4 Publicity/reviews

1898/5 Book jackets-The Mexican Tree Duck, The Last Good Kiss plus proof, and The Right

            Madness covering another book

-One case of 3½” floppy disks [24 disks]

-One videocassette: A Club Med Forum in Columbus Isle on The Mystery Novel, December

            2000 “Darkness”-a film by Patricia Desmortiers

-One videocassette: L’Esprit de la Route/The Way of the Road

-Two CDs: L’Esprit de la Route/The Way of the Road

-One CD: “Poets of the Tabloid Murder, talks with James Crumley”

-One CD: Gallacher photos of Jim Crumley, April 2004

-One audiocassette: “An Interview with James Crumley”

-One whetstone in wooden box, Buck Knives Hard Arkansas Stone #135

-One Tattered Cover bookmark award, May 26, 2005

-Box A:

            -One Montana Driver’s License

            -One New Mexico Driver’s License

            -One military dog tag

            -One leather luggage tag

            -One set of tags for a dog

            -Four foreign coins

-One metal “Savage-Fox-Stevens-Sporting Arms” ashtray

-One rock belt buckle with image of brown bear

-One Montana Centennial Commemorative belt buckle with image of eagle

-One Montana Centennial Commemorative belt buckle with image of grizzly bear

-One “Shugrue & Milo’s Bordersnakes Pilsner” beer bottle

-One pair of fingerless gray knitted gloves

-One Club House Members Only purple shirt

-One Eddie D red Hawaiian shirt

 

Box 1899 (16 of 22)

-One black alligator lizard leather belt, size 42, #20531

-One pair of black suspenders

-One fishing bag with gear, includes numerous fishing lures

-One green fishing bag, empty

 

Box 1900 (17 of 22)

-One Hermes 3000 made in Switzerland manual typewriter, light green/grey, in case. There is

            one sheet of paper still loaded into the typewriter, it begins: “a long day and not over

            yet…”

 

Box 1901 (18 of 22)

Box/Folder

1901/1 Marble paper illustration created by Martha for Crumley, located on Crumley’s desk,

            16.25” x 11.5”; handmade poster: Columbus Day 1492: Crumley Discovers America

            (and Texas), 18” x 12”; oversize clipping on Crumley from Rolling Stone, October 5,

            1978, 16.5” x 8”

1901/2 Newspapers, 1969-2000

1901/3 Newspapers, 2001-2009

 

Item # 1902 (19 of 22)

-One IBM Correcting Selectric II electric typewriter, brown, no case

 

Item # 1903 (20 of 22) [Located on artifact shelves in LD cage]

-One skull with Texas flag bikini top attached-inspired by The Final Country book cover,

15” x 17”

 

Item # 1904 (21 of 22) [Located on artifact shelves in LD cage]

-One bolt-action rifle, Remington Model 788, used by Crumley and once belonged to his grandfather

 

Item # 1905 (22 of 22) [Located on artifact shelves in LD cage]

-One mounted antler hat rack used by Crumley (deer shot by Crumley), 20” x 15”

-One wooden South Bend fishing net, 24” x 11”

 

Backlog:

-Il Caso Sbagliato/The Wrong Case, Italian translation 1991 [2 copies]

-Il Caso Sbagliato/The Wrong Case, Italian translation 1993

-Il Confine Dell’Inganno/Bordersnakes, Italian translation [2 copies]

-La Contrée Finale/The Final Country, French translation [2 copies]

-La Danse de l’Ours/Dancing Bear, French translation [2 copies]

-Feil Sak/The Wrong Case, Norwegian translation [2 copies]

-The Final Country, 2002 paperback [2 copies]

-The Final Country, 2003 paperback [2 copies]

-The Final Country, hardback large print [2 copies]

-The Mexican Tree Duck [2 copies]

-The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology

-One to Count Cadence [2 copies]

-Putes/Whores, French translation [2 copies]

-La Terra Della Menzogna/The Final Country, Italian translation [2 copies]

-Uno Que Marque El Paso/One to Count Cadence, Spanish translation [2 copies]

Audiobooks on cassette tape:

-Bordersnakes [2 copies]

-Dancing Bear [2 copies]

-The Final Country

-The Last Good Kiss [2 copies

-The Mexican Tree Duck [2 copies]

-One to Count Cadence [2 copies]

-The Putt at the End of the World

-The Wrong Case [2 copies]