Larry L. King

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Photograph of Larry L. King in 1976 by Bill Wittliff

 
Larry L. King is a novelist, journalist, and playwright. He is the only writer nominated for a unique "Triple Crown" of American letters: a National Book Award, a Broadway Tony, and a television Emmy. In 2004 King received the Texas Bookend Award for Lifetime Achievement. He began donating his archives to the Southwestern Writers Collection/Wittliff Collections in 1987.
 
Research Topics: African American studies, Civil Rights, Correspondence Treasures, Drama, Football, Humor, Lyndon B. Johnson Studies, Kennedy Assassination, Magazine Journalism, Larry McMurtry Studies, Memoirs, "New Journalism", Politics, Ann Richards Studies, "The Sixties", Texas Monthly
 
King's archives were originally processed in 1993, resulting in the "finding aid" posted here. Since that time King has continued to send additional archives to the Wittliff Collections. A separate archival inventory of those gifts is posted below the original finding aid. Please note that access to unprocessed materials is granted on a case-by-case basis by the archivist. Please contact the archivist for details.
 
Biography of Larry L. King 
Journalist, novelist, and playwright Larry L. King is the only writer to be a finalist for a unique “Triple Crown” of American letters: a National Book Award, a Broadway Tony, and a television Emmy. The author of fourteen books and seven stage plays, King is the co-author of the smash Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He was also a star writer at Harper’s at the peak of “The New Journalism” during the 1960s and 1970s.
 
Throughout his long and illustrious career King has been known for his humor, intelligence, and courage. A college dropout from Texas Tech, he was once described by Harper’s editor Willie Morris as a brawler from the West Texas oil patch with "a deep and abiding commitment to America and to authentic American values."
 
King became a National Book Award finalist in 1972 for Confessions of a White Racist, his soul-baring account that revealed the depths of white attitudes towards African Americans. As a consequence of that book, he received death threats from many whites, as well as praise from other writers such as Maya Angelou, who wrote to tell him, “I had no idea of your startling courage. I applaud you, man. And pray you stay alive."
 
King’s literary legacy includes a voluminous collection of his literary papers, housed at the Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University in San Marcos, which is also home to the Cormac McCarthy collection. King saved nearly everything over the years and, as a prolific correspondent, he kept carbon copies of the letters he'd typed, as well as all those he'd received. King’s literary papers contain an estimated 40,000 letters, ranging from personal exchanges with senators and congressmen to his relationships with family, friends, and other writers such as David Halberstam, Norman Mailer, and Willie Morris. A collection of King’s letters, A Writer’s Life, or, Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye, was published in 1999.
 
Among King’s many awards are an Emmy for his 1982 television documentary for CBS, “The Best Little Statehouse in Texas.” His play The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas was a Tony finalist for Best Play. He received the Helen Hayes Award for best new play in 1989 for The Night Hank Williams Died. That play also earned him the Mary Goldwater Award from the Theatre Lobby Trust.
 
King’s work has also been recognized and praised in his native state of Texas. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Book Festival in 2004. The Austin Playhouse named the Larry L. King Theatre in his honor in 2006. King has received multiple awards from the Texas Institute of Letters for his writing, including a Stanley Walker Journalism Award for his 1999 article on Willie Morris in Texas Monthly. That article formed the basis for King’s acclaimed 2006 book, In Search of Willie Morris.
 
Lawrence Leo King, the youngest child of Clyde Clayton and Cora Lee Clark King, was born January 1, 1929 in Putnam, Texas. He fixed on a career as a writer early in his childhood, inspired by the Mark Twain his mother read to him.
 
As early as grade school, King pursued publication of his works. He wrote regularly for the student newspaper at high school where he found a mentor in Aubra Nooncaster, football coach, English teacher and poet. From high school, King joined the army where he was a reporter for his base paper. He wrote professionally as a sports and crime reporter for the Hobbs (N. M.) Daily Flare, the Midland Reporter-Telegram and the Odessa American after a brief stint at Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) as a journalism major.
 
In 1954, King moved to Washington, D.C. as the Administrative Assistant to Representative J. T. Rutherford. After Rutherford was defeated in 1962, King joined the staff of another Texas congressman, future House Speaker Jim Wright. In 1964, struggling to complete a contracted novel, King quit Capitol Hill to become a free-lance writer.
 
His first novel, The One-Eyed Man, was published in 1966, but King’s chief livelihood as a writer during this time came from his magazine articles. From 1964, King wrote for The Texas Observer, an iconoclastic liberal magazine “then the only voice of dissent (constant) or reason (occasionally) to be found in my native state” At the same time, Mississippian Willie Morris, a University of Texas graduate and former editor of the Observer, encouraged King’s writing ambitions.
 
Willie Morris gave King his first national exposure in Harper’s, where Morris was an editor. In 1967, Morris was named editor-in-chief of Harper’s and under his aegis, the magazine became famed for its exciting and innovative writing.
 
Morris published the brightest literary lights of the day as represented by an impressive list King catalogues in his book The Old Man and Lesser Mortals: “James Dickey, Jules Feiffer, Robert Penn Warren, Justin Kaplan, Sara Davidson, Jack Richardson, Elizabeth Hardwick, Norman Podhoretz, Arthur Miller, Tony Lucas, George Plimpton, Bud Shrake, Michael Arlen, Joe McGinnis, Alfred Kazin, John Updike, Ralph Ellison, Jeremy Larner, Ward Just, Truman Capote, Herbert Gold, Tom Wicker, Gay Talese, Larry McMurtry, Joan Didion, Philip Roth, John Fowles, Irving Howe . . .” Not to be left out are William Styron, Norman Mailer, Bill Moyers and David Halberstam.
 
King’s best magazine work, as witnessed by the dominance of Harper’s pieces in King’s published collections, was done under Morris’s editing. Examples of this work are “Requiem for a West Texas Town”, “My Hero LBJ”, “The Old Man”, and “The Whole World’s Turned On.”
 
King went on to write for numerous, well-known publications including Life, Holiday, Cosmopolitan, The Progressive, Playboy Sports Illustrated. He served as a contributing editor at New Times, Audience, Parade, The Texas Observer, and Texas Monthly.
 
King’s topics often involved Texas: “Requiem for a West Texas Town,” “The Old Man,” “The Lost Frontier,” “Playing Cowboy” as well as politics: “My Hero LBJ,” “God, Man and William F. Buckley,” “The Trial of John Connally.” King also treated other subjects such as sports, travel, and music.
 
In 1978, King penned the book for the hit Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, based on an article he wrote for Playboy. The success of Whorehouse allowed King to get off what he had come to feel was the magazine treadmill and develop his talent in a different form. He has subsequently written six more plays, several of which have earned glowing reviews and popular success.  His post-Whorehouse work includes The Kingfish (co-written with Ben Z. Grant), The Night Hank Williams Died, Christmas 1933/That Terrible Night Santa Got Lost in the Woods, The Golden Shadows Old West Museum, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, and The Dead Presidents' Club.
 
King’s journalistic talent brought him to Harvard University in the 1969-1970 academic year as a Nieman Fellow. He chronicled this experience in the October 1970 issue of Harper’s, “Blowing My Mind at Harvard”. From Fall 1973 through Fall 1974, King taught as a Ferris Professor of Journalism and Political Science at Princeton University. He was a Duke Fellow of Communications from 1975 to 1976.
 
King has lived the majority of his life away from his home state but he continually returns there in his writing. In his own words, “That time and place of my youth—which, I had been thoroughly convinced contained no story material, has merely provided me with the stuff of a career.”
 
By chronicling the Texas that formed him, a Texas that is passing if not past, King, who believes “understanding of the past is vital to the lessons of the present” has come to see himself as a leaver of “literary signposts. Those signposts say, simply . . . this is how it was, in my time and my place, when I passed this way . . . . Pass it on!”
 
King married Wilma Jeanne Casey in 1950. They had three children, Alexandria, Kerri Lee King Grandey, and Bradley Clayton. King, divorced in 1964, married on February 20, 1965 Rosemarie Coumaris Kline, who died of cancer June 8, 1972. Since May 6, 1978, King has been married to Barbara S. Blaine, who is also his lawyer and agent. They are the parents of two children, Lindsay Allison and Blaine Carlton.
 
Works by Larry L. King:
 
    Books:
 
            The One-Eyed Man, 1966
            ..and other dirty stories, 1968
            Confessions of a White Racist, 1971 (finalist for the National Book Award)
            The Old Man and Lesser Mortals, 1974
            Wheeling and Dealing, with Bobby Baker, 1978
            Of Outlaws, Con Men, Whores, Politicians and Other Artists, 1980
            The Whorehouse Papers, 1981
            That Terrible Night Santa Got Lost in the Woods, 1981
            None But a Blockhead, 1986
            Warning: Writer at Work, 1986
            Because of Lozo Brown, 1988
            The Night Hank Williams Died: A Play in Two Acts, With Incidental Music, 1990
            The Kingfish: A One-Man Play Loosely Depicting the Life and Times of the Late Huey P. Long of Louisiana, 1992
            The Golden Shadows Old West Museum: A Play (The Texas Tradition Series, No 20) 1993
            True Facts, Tall Tales & Pure Fiction (Southwestern Writers Collection Book Series), 1997
            Larry L. King: A Writer's Life in Letters, Or, Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye, 1999
            The One-Eyed Man (Texas Tradition Series, 31), 2001
            In Search of Willie Morris, 2006
 
    Stage Plays
 
        The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with Peter Masterson and Carol Hall, (finalist for the Tony Award)
        The Kingfish, with Ben Z. Grant
        The Night Hank Williams Died (Helen Hayes award for best new play in 1989)
        Christmas 1933/That Terrible Night Santa Got Lost in the Woods
        The Golden Shadows Old West Museum
        The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public
        The Dead Presidents' Club        
 
    Television documentary
 
        “The Best Little Statehouse in Texas,” 1981. (Emmy Award)
 
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Larry L. King, second from left, poses with more than 245 pounds of his letters, personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia that he donated to the Southwestern Writers Collection/The Wittliff Collections in 1992. Pictured from left to right with King are curator Richard Holland, Texas State University president Jerome H. Supple, and Bill Wittliff, founder of the Southwestern Writers Collection.
 
Larry L. King
Papers; 1929-ongoing
Bulk: 1957-1993
 
Collection 006
 
39 boxes (19linear feet)
 
Acquisition:  Multiple donations since 1987.  Donors:  Larry L. King, Russell
Harding and Lanvil Gilbert.
 
Access:  Open for Research
 
Processed by:  Gwynedd Cannan, April 1993 [inventory revised, 2004]
 
* Note that additional Larry L. King archives have been received since this finding aid was first created. An archival inventory for these additional donations is posted below the finding aid. Please contact the archivist for access to the Larry L. King papers.
 
Scope and Contents 
The Larry L. King papers span the years from 1929 to the present with most of the material dating from the late 1950s.  They are arranged according to the following five series:  1. Works (books, plays, articles, short stories, television, songs, speeches); 2. Material about King; 3. Other Writers; 4. Personal; 5. Other Collections re Larry L. King.  Within the archive are manuscripts, galley proofs, magazines, tear sheets, playbooks, flyers, posters, tapes, videos, clippings, correspondence, calendars, cancelled checks, tax receipts, vital records, photographs, T-shirts, a jacket and a typewriter.  These materials document King’s life and career and provide a thorough overview of his writing process.  They include correspondence with or about other Texas writers, such as Larry McMurtry, Bud Shrake, Billy Lee Brammer, Dan Jenkins, Peter Gent, Jay Milner and Gary Cartwright along with letters to friends and family such as cousin Lanvil Gilbert and colorful Texas lawyer, Warren Burnett.  The materials are most frequently arranged in chronological order.        
 
See also the Bill Wittliff Collection, Accession nos.  88-052, 89-028, 90-054, -071 and 92-053 for photographs, articles and scripts of Larry L. King.  See 89-015 for original illustrations by Patrick Oliphant for the Encino Press publication of King’s book That Terrible Night Santa Got Lost In the Woods.
 
Series Descriptions 
Series I: Books, 1959-1976
Boxes 1-3
 
This series contains drafts, galley proofs and jackets for books by Larry L. King.  Titles include One-Eyed Man (1966), …And Other Dirty Stories (1968), Of Outlaws, Con Men, Whores, Politicians, and Other Artists (1980), The Whorehouse Papers (1981), None But the Blockhead (1986), and Because of Lozo Brown (1988). Also included are drafts from an early unpublished novel, “The Back of a Bear,” research material for a never-realized book on Lyndon Baines Johnson, and a file of articles gathered together for Warning:  Writer at Work, published by TCU Press.  The material is arranged in chronological order.
 
 
Series II: Plays, 1977-1993
Boxes 3-8
 
This series, arranged in chronological order, contains material related to the writing, production and reception of the following theatrical works: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Kingfish, The Night Hank Williams Died, That Terrible Night Santa Got Lost In The Woods, The Golden Shadows Old West Museum, and The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. Many of the manuscripts include letters from King explaining the history and background of the drafts.
 
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, co-written with Peter Masterson is based on King’s 1974 Playboy article.  It was first produced in showcase production at Actor’s Studio, New York City, October 27-November 12, 1977. It then opened off-Broadway at Intermedia Theatre in April 1978, and moved to Broadway’s 46th Street Theatre, on June 19, 1978, where its success supported 1,584 performances over the next four and half years and garnered King a Tony award nomination.
 
The files in this series include scripts, sheet music, screenplay drafts, a playbook, playbills, posters, flyers, reviews, clippings, photographs, tickets, T-shirts, a jacket, promotional buttons, congratulations and a 1981 cartoon by Patrick Oliphant drawn on a napkin.
 
The Kingfish, a one-man play about the flamboyant Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long, was written with long-time friend and Texas legislator, Ben Z. Grant.  Found here are scripts, programs, playbills, the SMU Press book jacket and clippings.
 
The Night Hank Williams Died premiered at the Memphis State University theatre.  After several revisions, the play received its world premiere in Washington, D.C. in 1988.  The following year it opened Off-Broadway.  For this play, King received the Theatre Lobby Trust’s 1988 Mary Goldwater Award for his contribution as playwright and actor and the 1989 Helen Hayes Award for best new play.  These files contain scripts, correspondence on rewrites and production prospects, congratulations, awards, flyers, posters, playbills, audition notes, reviews, clippings, SMU Press proofs, a playbook and screenplays.
 
The Golden Shadows Old West Museum was also tried out first in a workshop production at Memphis State University.  These files contain a script, correspondence on revisions, playbills, flyers, reviews, and posters.
 
In addition to the above material, this series includes an outline of The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, a playbook for a one-act play titled Christmas: 1933 and a playbill for the same one-act under the original title, That Terrible Night Santa Got Lost In The Woods, and a prospectus and treatment for “Road Story” an aborted project with Glenn Frey and Jimmy Buffett, put together by the New York producer Rocco Landesman.
 
Also included in this series is research material and a script for a never-completed project on Lydia Thompson, an English burlesque queen who was all the rage in late 19th century America.
 
 
Series III: Articles, 1953-1991
Boxes 8-12
 
This series covers King’s contributions to magazines and newspapers from his days with the Odessa-American in the 1950s, through his stint in Washington as editor of Capitol Hill, to his work for national magazines including Harper’s, Life, Esquire, The Progressive, Sports Illustrated, Sport, Cosmopolitan, Playboy and Parade.  The series contains tear sheets, and in some cases, whole copies of the magazine in which the article appeared.  In addition, King’s collection of The Texas Observer, to which he was a frequent contributor, is included.  These issues have been removed from the plastic, colored, 3-ring binders in which King kept them. There are tear sheets for King’s column for New Times and Washington Star, and newspaper clippings of his book reviews.  The files contain galley proofs, magazines, cover pages, tear sheets and newspaper clippings and are arranged chronologically.
 
 
Series IV: Short Stories, 1990
Box 12
 
This series contains only one file. Something Went With Daddy appeared in the literary journal, Story, in Autumn 1990.  Herein is found the original manuscript, a final edit and a copy of the journal.
 
Series V: Television, 1981-1989
Box 13
 
King won an Emmy in 1982 for his television contribution, CBS Reports:  The Best Little Statehouse in Texas, which first aired in August 1981.    These files include a videotape and transcript of the show as well as a publicizing post card.  Here also is a proposal for a TV series with a political setting.
 
Series VI: Songs, 1989-1990
Box 13
 
King penned some lyrics for his play The Night Hank Williams Died and later sold these along with others styled in a country and western vein in a package of ten.  This series contains a demo tape and scratch notes for the songs.  See also the Gary Cartwright Papers, Box 7, file 13 for a lyric King composed one night in New York with friend and fellow writer, Cartwright.
 
 
Series VII: Speeches, 1981-1993
Boxes 13-14
 
This series contains the invitations, announcements and flyers for functions King attended or participated in.  Manuscripts of his speeches and the tape from the PEN Faulkner honors ceremony of 1990 are located here.
 
 
Series VIII:  Material About Larry L. King, 1957-1991
Boxes 14-15
 
This series contains clippings, interviews, a video, cartoons and research papers on King’s writing career.
 
Series IX: Other writers, 1989-1993
Box 15-16
 
This series contains material, mostly clippings, King collected on contemporary writers.  It includes a reminiscence of Billie Lee Brammer by Glenn Wilson of their days on Capitol Hill and a manuscript by Jack Runnel probably sent to King for his comments.
 
Series X:  Personal Papers, 1929-1993
Box 16-18
 
This series contains personal records such as report cards, army discharge, birth and marriage certificates.  There are photographs of King, his family and friends, cancelled checks and tax records from the mid-1970s.
 
Series XI: Correspondence, 1957-1993
Boxes 18-39
 
Correspondence forms the bulk of the King Papers, filling over 21 document cases.  It is arranged chronologically, reflecting King’s own arrangement -- he keeps a box under his desk where he tosses the letters (with a copy of his response attached) as he answers them.  When the boxbecomes full, King stuffs the letters into a large brown envelope upon which he marks the months and year covered. 
 
The correspondence describes writing projects, including fan response and King’s reaction to it.  He is generous with advice to aspiring writers and frequently discusses the literary craft with his writer friends.   Writer correspondents include Borden Deal, Ronnie Dugger, Peter Gent, A. C. Greene, Norman Mailer, Jay Milner, Willie Morris, Terry Pringle, Frank Rich, Edwin (Bud) Shrake, H. Allen Smith, William Styron, Barlow Herget, and, less frequently, Billy Lee Brammer, Jim Brosnan, Jim Lehrer, Larry McMurtry, Bill Moyers and Bill Wittliff. Other correspondents are the Texas attorney, Warren Burnett, King’s cousin Lanvil Gilbert, legislator and The Kingfish co-writer Ben Z. Grant, Midland lawyer Reagan Legg, Director Keith Kennedy, high school coach Aubra Nooncaster, politicians Morris Udall and Jim Wright, and many more friends and family.
 
Container List
 
Box     Folder
 
                        Series I: Books, 1969-1979
 
1          1-2                  “The Back of a Bear,”  (unpublished manuscript)           
3-5                  One-Eyed Man, drafts and book jacket                   
6                      ...And Other Dirty Stories, book jacket                                  
7-11                LBJ research                                                                                                 
2          1-4                  LBJ research
5                      Of Outlaws, Con Men, Whores, Politicians and Other Artists,
book jacket
6-8                  None But a Blockhead, galley proofs                        
 
3          1-2                  None But a Blockhead, galley proofs and book jacket        
3-4                  The Whorehouse Papers, galley proofs                                
5-7                  Collection file and articles for TCU Press                          
8                      Because of Lozo Brown, galley proof and book jacket
 
 
                        Series II: Plays, 1977-1993            
 
                                    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 1977-1991
 
9                                  Scripts, 1977-1982  
 
4          1                                  Sheet music: Words and music by Carol Hall
            2                                  Playbook, Samuel French, Inc. Inscribed by King
            3                                  Screenplay, first draft
            4                                  Screenplay, second draft
            5                                  Screenplay, final draft
            6-7                              Playbills
            8-9                              Memorabilia
            10                               Newspaper clippings                                               
 
                                    The Kingfish, 1977-1991
 
5          1                                  Original final transcript, 1979
            2                                  Script, as performed at John Houseman Theatre, 1991
            3                                  Newspaper clippings, 1977-1991
            4                                  Playbills
            5                                  Book jacket
 
                        “The Life and Times of Miss Lydia Thompson”, 1982-1992
(unpublished)
 
6-7                              Research on Zeffie and Lydia Thompson
Box     Folder
 
                        Series II: Plays, continued
 
                                    “The Life and Times of Miss Lydia Thompson” continued
 
5          8-9                              Songs of the period (photocopies)
10                               Script with cover letter and explanation by King, 1992
 
                        The Night Hank Williams Died, 1985-1990
           
11                               Script, 1985, with 1990 letter from King              
 
6          1                                  Script, “Big Cast” version, 1985, with letter from King    
            2                                  Original manuscript, May 1985, with letter from King   
            3                                  Revised draft, November 1985, signed by King
            4                                  Revised draft, December 1985, signed by King
            5                                  Final “New York” version, 1989, signed by King
            6                                  Revised draft, May 1986, “Final script for Rehearsals,”
signed by King
            7                                  Revised draft, May 1986, signed by King
            8                                  King’s script used during production at New
Playwright’s Theatre, Washington, D.C.,
February 2 -March 6, 1988.
 
 
7          1                                  Correspondence, 1984-1985
            2                                  Correspondence, 1986-1988
            3                                  Posters, flyers, awards
            4                                  Letters of congratulations, 1987-1988
            5                                  Letters of congratulations, 1988
            6                                  New York auditions
            7                                  Flyers, posters, reviews
            8                                  Playbills
            9                                  Clippings
            10                               SMU Press
            11                               Final page proofs, SMU Press
            12                               Script, “Acting edition,” First printing, inscribed to
Bill Wittliff
            13                               Screenplay, First draft         
            14                               Screenplay, “1st Act,” second draft, 1990
 
8          1                                  Screenplay, second draft, 1990      
            2                                  Screenplay, August 1990                
                                   
3                      Christmas 1933  (playbook) and The Terrible Night Santa Got
Caught in the Woods  (playbill)         
           
 
Box     Folder
 
                        Series II: Plays, continued
 
                        The Golden Shadows Old West Museum, 1985-1989         
 
8          4                                  Script, 1987
            5                                  Correspondence, 1985-1987
            6                                  Audition notes, 1989
            7                                  Ticket, playbill, reviews, 1989
 
8                      “Road Story” prospectus & Treatment, 1990                   
9                      The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public outline, 1991         
 
 
                        Series III: Articles, 1953-1991
 
            10                   Odessa-American: J. Summy file, articles and notes, 1953
 
                                    The Texas Observer, 1960-1971
             
11                               1960-1961
12                               1962 December-1973 July
13                               1963 August  -  December                                      
 
9          1                                  1964 January - June                                   
            2                                  1964 July - December
            3                                  1965 January - June
            4                                  1965 July - December
            5                                  1966 January - June
            6                                  1966 July - December
            7                                  1967 January - June
            8                                  1967 July - December
            9                                  1968 January - June                        
 
10       1                                  1968 July - December
            2                                  1969 January - June
            3                                  1969 July - December
            4                                  1970 January - June
            5                                  1970 July - December
            6                                  1971 January - June
            7                                  1971 July - December
                                               
8                      Capitol Hill, (five issues) 1965                                                                     9                      “Requiem for a West Texas Town,” Harper’s, Jan 1966     
10                   “Bob Jones University,” Harper’s, June 1966                    
 
11       1                      “My Hero LBJ,” Harper’s, October 1966                             
2                      “Joe Pool of HUAC,” Harper’s, Nov 1966                
Box     Folder
           
                        Series III: Articles, continued
           
11       3                      “God, Man and William F. Buckley,” Harper’s, March 1967            
4                      “Dear Congressman,..” New York Times Magazine, April 1967       
5                      “Roughing It In the Football Bushes,” Harper’s, August 1967       
6                      “The Cool World of Nelson Rockefeller,” Harper’s, Feb 1968         
7                      “An Epitaph for LBJ,” Harper’s, April 1968                       
8                      “Hughes of Iowa,” Harper’s, March 1968                          
9                      “Kids, Stray Dogs…” Harvard Crimson,  Feb 11, 1970         
10                   “The Old Man,” Harper’s, April 1971                                
11                   “Semi-Tough by Dan Jenkins” review Publisher’s Weekly, 1972  
12                   “Spring Revels of the ABA,” BookWorld, W. Post, June 4, 1972   
13                   “Most Likely to Succeed,” New Times, Nov 16, 1973        
14                   “Wheeling and Dealing,” Playboy, June 1978                  
15                   “Don’t let Amarillo Slim Psych You Out,” Sport, Nov 1978          
16                   “He walked Across...” Congressional Record,  Oct 29, 1979           
17                   “Hurtin’ Good” Wash. Post Magazine, Feb 13, 1983         
18                   “When Love Is Its Own Reward,” Parade, May 8, 1983   
19                   “How the Army Brought Blacks” Parade, Feb 19, 1984   
20                   “A Tale of Two Teams,” Parade, September 9, 1984        
21                   “This Is My Home,” Parade, June 30, 1985                      
22                   “Political Conventions,” TV Guide, July 16, 1988   
23                   “Roots Christmas,” TV Guide                                                
24                   Love/Cheating proof, Texas Monthly, 1988                      
25                   “What, Me Sixty?!!!,” Parade,  November 5, 1989 
            26                   “Writers Si, Editors No!” Roundup Quarterly,  Fall 1990   
27                   “Vanishing Texas,” final proofs, Texas Monthly, 1990      
28                   Magazine Cover Pages                                                        
29                   Tear Sheets, 1964-1966                                         
 
12       1-4                  Tear Sheets, 1967-1978                                                    
5                      “Fulminations,” New Times tear sheets, 1974-1976           
            6                      Washington Star, clippings, 1976-1977                             
7                      Tear Sheets, 1980-1991                                                     
8                      Book Reviews, 1965-1968     
 
 
                        Series IV: Short Stories, 1990                                         
 
            9                      Something Went With Daddy                                               
 
                        Series V: Television, 1981-1989
 
13       1-2                  CBS Reports:  The Best Little Statehouse in Texas, 1981     
3                      Capitol Hill Proposal, 1989                                                  
 
 
Box     Folder
 
                        Series VI: Song Lyrics, 1989-1990
 
4                      Songs, 1989-1990   
 
 
                        Series VII: Speeches, 1981-1993                                                 
 
5                      Invitations, engagements, announcements, programs,
1981-1991   
 
14       1                      Speech to the editors of National Geographic Magazine,
Washington D.C., March 12, 1988
                                    Salute to Sarah McLendon, National Press Club, Washington
D.C., November 26, 1990
                                    Lyndon Baines Johnson Distinguished Lectures, Southwest
Texas State University, October 3, 1991
                                    Speech to Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Fairfax, VA,
November 2, 1991
            2                      Pen Faulkner Honors, 1990
            3                      Speech to Houston Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, May 7,
1992 (transcript and audio cassette)
            4                      Speech at Dobie-Webb-Bedichek fund raiser, Austin, TX
March 30, 1993                                                                  
 
 
                        Series VIII: Material about Larry L. King, 1957-1991
 
                                    Newspaper Clippings, 1957-1991
 
            5                                  1957, 1968-1969, 1977
            6                                  1980-1984
            7                                  1986-1989
            8                                  1990-1991
                                                                       
9                      Interview on Larry King Show, May 24, 1982 and March 6,
1986 (audio cassettes)       
            10                   Radio interviews, one in Austin, 1988, and two in
Washington D.C., 1986, 1988 (audio cassettes)               
 
15       1                      Probe video                                                                                      
2                      Cartoons                    
                                                                       
3                      Research Papers about Larry L. King        
 
                                    “The Best Little Writer in Texas,” Leslie White Clay,
Southern Methodist University, 1986.
 
Box     Folder
 
                        Series VIII: Material about Larry L. King, continued
 
                                    Research Papers about Larry L. King, continued
 
15       3                                  “Perspectives on the South: The Writing of Willie
Morris and Larry L. King,” James B. Smith, Jr.,
University of Texas, May 21, 1973.
                                                “Ruminating and Relating in the Texas Essay,”
Clifford, Craig Edward, Tarleton State
University, n.d.
 
 
                        Series IX: Other Writers, 1989-1993                                                     
 
4                      Billie Lee Brammer                                                                          
5                      James Lee Burke                                                                              
6                      Aaron Latham, Edwin (Bud) Shrake                                              
 
            7-8                  The Republic of Snakes by Jack Runnel, manuscript          
 
 
                        Series X: Personal Papers, 1929-1978
           
16       1                      Vital Records (birth certificate, report card, army discharge
papers, etc.)  
 
                                    Photographs
 
2                                  1897, 1929-1950
3                                  1950-1959
4                                  1960s
5                                  1970s
6                                  1980s
7                                  1990s
                                                                                                                                   
17       1-7                  Tax records, 1972-1978     
                                                           
18       1-3                  Tax receipts  
 
           
                        Series XI: Correspondence, 1957-1993
 
            4                      1957-1964
            5                      1965-1971 [No Month]
            6                      1965 [No Month]
            7                      1965 January - August
            8                      1965 September - December
Box     Folder
 
                        Series XI: Correspondence, continued
                                                                       
19       1                      1966 January - February
            2                      1966 March - April
            3                      1966 May
            4                      1966 June
            5                      1966 July
            6                      1966 August
            7                      1966 September - October
            8                      1966 November - December
 
            9                      1967 January - February
            10                   1967 March - April
            11                   1967 May - June
 
20       1                      1967 July
            2                      1967 August
            3                      1967 September - November
            4                      1967 December
 
            5                      1968 January - February
            6                      1968 March - April
            7                      1968 May
            8                      1968 June
            9                      1968 July
            10                   1968 August
            11                   1968 September
            12                   1968 October
                                               
21       1                      1968 November
            2                      1968 December
 
            3                      1969 January
            4                      1969 February
            5                      1969 March  
            6                      1969 April
            7                      1969 May
            8                      1969 June
            9                      1969 July
            10                   1969 August
            11                   1969 September
            12                   1969 October
            13                   1969 November
                                   
22       1                      1969 December
 
 
Box     Folder
 
                        Series XI: Correspondence, continued
 
22       2                      1970 [No Month]     
            3                      1970 January
            4                      1970 February – March
            5                      1970 April – June
            6                      1970 July
            7                      1970 August
            8                      1970 September
            9                      1970 October
            10                   1970 November
            11                   1970 December
 
1971 [No Month}
1971 January-February
1971 March
 
23       1                      1971 April               
            2                      1971 May
            3                      1971 June
            4                      1971 July - August               
            5                      1971 September – October
            6                      1971 November
            7                      1971 December
 
            8                      1972 [No Month]
            9                      1972 January
 
24       1                      1972 February
            2                      1972 March
            3                      1972 April – May
            4                      1972 June
            5                      1972 July – August
            6                      1972 September – October
            7                      1972 November – December
 
1973 [No Month]
1973 January – February
1973 March – April
 
25       1                      1973 May – June
            2                      1973 July – September
            3                      1973 October – November
            4                      1973 December
 
1974 [No Month]
1974 January
Box     Folder
 
                        Series XI: Correspondence, continued
 
25       7                      1974 February
            8                      1974 March
            9                      1974 April – June
            10                   1974 July – September
            11                   1974 October – November
 
26       1                      1974 December
 
            2                      1975              
                                   
 
27       1-11                January 1977-March 1980                        
           
28       1-8                  April 1980-July 1981                                             
           
29       1-7                  August 1981- December 1982                 
                       
30       1-8                  January 1983-March 1984                       
                       
31       1-7                  April 1984-July 1985                     
                                   
32       1-8                  August 1985-August 1986            
                       
33       1-7                  September 1986-October 1987    
                                   
34       1-8                  November 1987-July 1988                       
                       
35       1-8                  August 1988-April 1989                            
                       
36       1-7                  May 1989-December 1989                       
                       
37       1-8                  January 1990-September 1990               
                       
38       1-8                  October 1990-November 1991                            
           
39       1-7                  December 1991-March 1993
 
* Larry L. King:  additional papers
 
The following inventory lists 240 individual donations received from Larry L. King from 1993-2008. Preservation work has been performed on all of the materials: papers have been unfolded, most paperclips and staples have been removed and acid free insert folders are used in their place. All of the material has been rehoused in acid free folders and acid free boxes. Please note that access to unprocessed archives is granted on a case-by-case basis. Contact the archivist for details about the Larry L. King Papers.
 
 
Accession # 1993-056
Received 04/12/1993
Brief description: A poster for King’s The Night Hank Williams Died, signed by the cast, and two audio cassette tapes of interviews with King.
            1.  11” x 17” poster for The Night Hank Williams Died.  Signed by the cast members, one of whom, Eliz Duvall, has dated her signature 2/16/88.
            2.  Larry L. King -- Judy Alter.  TCU.  3-31-93.  Texas Shelf.  One audio cassette.
            3.  “Texas Bound.”  Dallas Museum of Art.  One 100 minute audio cassette. 
 
 
Accession # 1993-070
Received 05/13/1993
Brief description:A collection of King’s correspondence, invitations, post cards, ephemera. Two folders. Correspondents include Willie Morris, Mike Blackman, Frances Nooncaster, Jim Wright, Frank Rich, family, Lady Bird Johnson, Ron Querry, Reagan Legg, Jack Kent Cooke, Dallas Museum of Art, Malcolm McGregor. Galley proof of King’s article in New Choices. Tickets for Cowboys vs Redskins game.
 
 
Accession # 1993-084
Received 06/14/1993
Brief description: Materials related to Larry L. King’s work and to the work of his friend, Buck Ramsey.
 
            CORRESPONDENCE and RELATED MATERIALS:
            1.  1993 Correspondence between King and others along with pamphlets, clippings, postcards, programs, and material from publishers. One folder. Correspondents include Dallas Museum of Art, Tina Brown, family, Ben Peeler, Stephanie Phillips, Jim Lehrer, Dudley Dobie Jr., Carol Hall, Buck Ramsey. Also: Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public cast description and Golden Shadows Old West Museum program and production photos.
 
            BUCK RAMSEY MATERIALS:
            1.  Flyers, advertisements, clippings, and a short bio of Buck Ramsey.  One folder.
 
            BOOK and AUDIO TAPE:
            1.  And as I rode out on the morning by Buck Ramsey.  Lubbock, Texas:  Texas Tech Univ. Press, 1993.  First edition.  Paper.  Accompanied by bookmark advertising the book.
            2. And as I rode out on the morning by Buck Ramsey.  Lubbock, Texas:  Texas Tech Univ. Press, 1992.  Audio cassette. 
            2.  Buck Ramsey:  Rolling Uphill from Texas by Buck Ramsey.  Lubbock, Texas:  Fiel Publications, 1992.  First edition.  Audio cassette.
 
 
Accession # 1993-088
Received 06/06/1993
Brief description: 2 original short story mss by Larry L. King: “Why I did What I Did” and “Man Down.” With a cover letter from King to the SWWC.
 
 
Accession # 1993-103
Received 07/16/1993
Brief description:May - June 1993 correspondence, postcards, invitations, clippings, notes from publishers, ephemera. Correspondents include Willie Morris, Jim Wright, A.C. Greene, Judith Martin (re King’s induction into the Cosmos Club), Dallas Museum of Art, family, Buck Ramsey, Susan Conway, Sarah Glasscock. Also: reviews for The Golden Shadows Old West Museum and correspondence relating to The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.
 
 
Accession # 1993-116
Received 08/19/1993
Brief description:Two folders containing correspondence and the manuscript to King’s “The Long, Long Season.”   Folder 1: Correspondence, carbon replies, invitations, clippings, and notes, 1993. Topics include Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Cosmos Club, inquires from editors and publishers. Correspondents include Jim Wright and Ev Lunning. Folder 2: Typed manuscript of “The Long Looooong Season,” with handwritten emendations. With letter from King. 
 
 
Accession # 1993-129
Received 09/14/1993
Brief description:Article by Shnayerson, Michael, “He’ll Always Have Elaine’s.” Vanity Fair, Oct. 1993. About Willie Morris.
 
 
Accession # 1993-139
Received 09/20/1993
Brief description: Typescript, with handwritten additions, of Larry L. King and Alfre Woodard’s script as emcees at Ann Richard’s 60th birthday celebration. 
 
 
Accession # 1993-196
Received 11/22/1993
Brief description: Collection of letters, manuscripts, invitations, personal effects, and materials relating to The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public  from Larry L. King. Most date from 1993.
 
 
Accession # 1993-220
Received 12/01/1993
Brief description: Collection of correspondence, invitations, and other ephemera. Sept. - Dec. 1993. Correspondents include Willie Morris, Bud Shrake, and various editors and publishers.
 
 
Accession # 1994-027
Received 01/27/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection -- Correspondence, invitations,
notes, business papers, cards, manuscript, clippings, and King’s 1993 calendar. Correspondents include Bud Shrake, Ann Richards, family, Paul McCollum, Ron Querry, various publishers. Also a talking paper for LLK’s telephone interview re: Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.
 
 
Accession # 1994-046
Received 02/18/1994
Brief description: Correspondence, invitations, tickets, royalty statements, and financial papers, Dec. 1993 - Feb. 1994. Correspondents include Frank Rich, family, Walter Anderson (Parade), Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Folklore Society. Also: remarks prepared by LLK for Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.
 
 
Accession # 1994-055
Received 03/01/1994
Brief description:Typed manuscript, with handwritten emendations, of “Going to the Dogs,” by Larry L. King. Accepted for publication in Parade magazine.
 
 
Accession # 1994-059
Received 03/08/1994
Brief description: Galley proof for “The Long Looong Season,” by Larry L. King. To be published in Washingtonian magazine.
 
 
Accession # 1994-073
Received 03/29/1994
Brief description: 1 issue of Harper’s, October 1970. Includes article “Blowing my Mind at Harvard,” by Larry L. King.  (On display for 1 year in the SWWC exhibit area)
 
 
Accession # 1994-078
Received 03/31/1994
Brief description: Correspondence, invitations, manuscript, clippings, flyers, ephemera. Jan. - Mar. 1994. Correspondents include Ron Querry, family, Sarah Glasscock, Paul McCollum, Parade magazine, and Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public correspondence. Also: LLK’s revisions for Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public telephoned to New York on 3-15-1994.
 
 
Accession # 1994-090
Received 04/14/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection -- correspondence, clippings, notes, and photographs, Nov. 1993-April 1994.
 
 
Accession # 1994-096
Received 04/26/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection:
Correspondence, clippings, Christmas cards, financial papers, works, programs, invitations and messages, 1980-1994
 
 
Accession # 1994-104
Received 05/05/1994
Brief description:For the Larry L. King Collection: 1 letter from King, 4/29/94, and issue of Washingtonian magazine, May 1994, with article by King, “The Old Man and the Kid.”
 
 
Accession # 1994-120
Received 05/25/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection: Correspondence, notes, invitations, tickets, telegrams, materials from the opening of “Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public,” clippings, photographs, family information, schedule, and script changes, Mar.-May 1994.
 
 
Accession # 1994-129
Received 06/13/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection: “The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public” cast album cassette tape; 1 autograph letter from King to Dick Holland.
 
 
Accession # 1994-152
Received 07/12/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection: correspondence, clippings, note cards, postcards, programs, etc. Correspondents include Bud Shrake, Willie Morris, Jerome Weeks, Joe Murray, family, Jay Milner, various newspaper writers, Garry Wills, Carol Hall,
Also: notecards containing LLK’s remarks at a roast for Sen. Carl Parker. Clippings re: Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.
 
 
Accession # 1994-164
Received 08/02/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection -- Typescript of “The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.”
 
 
Accession # 1994-165
Received 08/02/1994
Brief description: Cards, programs, correspondence, clippings, and contact sheets for the Larry L. King Collection. Included is ephemera for the Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, a program for The Night Hank Williams Died (Houston), King’s article in Parade on his beloved dog Buster. Correspondents include family, Neal Morgan, Jack Kent Cooke, Carol Hall, Keith Kennedy, Judy Alter, Bud Shrake, Turk Pipkin.
 
 
Accession # 1994-167
Received 08/02/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection -- 1 oversize poster for Houston premiere of “The Night Hank Williams Died,” signed by actors.
 
 
Accession # 1994-170
Received 08/15/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection: 1 TLS from “The Lamesa Stick” to King, 7/26/94, and 1 TLS from King to Dr. Kennedy, July 31, 1994.
 
 
Accession # 1994-187
Received 09/12/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection -- mss. drafts and correspondence for article for Writer’s Digest titled “What to Do When the Words Won’t Come and Suicide is Somehow Inconvenient.”
 
 
Accession # 1994-195
Received 09/16/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection -- correspondence, photographs, clippings, invitations, schedules and programs, 1994. Correspondents include family, Don Toner, David Halberstam, Carol Hall, Turk Pipkin, Ron Querry, Geoff Rips. Also photos from Whorehouse 2 cast party.
 
 
Accession # 1994-199
Received 09/20/1994
Brief description: For the Larry L. King Collection -- correspondence, clippings, program, and scrapbook pages commemorating King’s stint as Grand Marshall for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Alexandria, VA.1994.
 
 
Accession # 1994-243
Received 12/09/1994
Brief description: Various Correspondence to and from King, newspaper clippings concerning King, programs for plays and public events connected with King,  compact disk: “The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public,” tickets to Redskins-Cowboys football game.
 
Accession # 1995-003
Received 01/9/1995
Brief description: miscellaneous correspondence, publicity, invitations, and memorabilia relating to King’s life and writing career. Photo of King presenting an award to Fannie Flagg. Correspondents include family, William Styron, Parade.
 
 
Accession # 1995-004
Received 01/10/1995
Brief description: miscellaneous correspondence—especially Christmas cards, publicity, invitations, and memorabilia relating to King’s life and writing career.  Many of the materials are annotated by King. Correspondents include Ann Richards. Also included: King’s 1994 desk calendar and his typescript for a speech given at TCU, 3-31-1993.
 
 
Accession # 1995-020
Received 01/28/1995
Brief description: copy of Writer’s Yearbook ‘95 (a special issue of Writer’s Digest)  that contains the article “No Time Not to Write” by King.
 
 
Accession # 1995-038
Received 03/20/1995
Brief description: A packet consisting of King’s remarks and notes for his role as the master of ceremonies for the evening session of “John Graves Day” at the Dallas Museum of Art on March 4, 1995.  The accession includes a letter from Dallas Museum of Art Director Kay Cattarulla to King outlining King’s duties as host and providing him with biographical information on the other speakers.  A typescript of King’s remarks (4 pages) along with King’s notations are also included.
 
 
Accession # 1995-043
Received 03/20/1995
Brief description: Original manuscript:  True Facts, Tall Tales and Pure Fiction by Larry L. King. Title page signed by King. (March 7, 1995.)    
 
 
Accession # 1995-047
Received 03/20/1995
Brief description: Miscellaneous papers related to the production of “The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.”  King indicates in his cover letter to Richard Holland that this package is the “first of several shipments of drafts, notes, memos” regarding the play.  King suggests that once the Southwestern Writers Collection receives the complete file, it “can exhibit them under the heading of ‘How to Craft an Abject Failure.’” 
 
 
Accession # 1995-074
Received 03/10/1995
Brief description: miscellaneous correspondence and memorabilia relating to King’s life and writing career. 3 file folders. Correspondents/subjects include Burt Reynolds, family, American Express card, Jim Wright (James C Wright), Katy Flato, Carol Hall, Willie Morris, Tommy Tune, Norman Mailer, Russell Baker, Bud Shrake, Buster (King’s dog), Jim Lehrer (re: the writing of the foreword for King’s forthcoming collection of work), remarks prepared by LLK for Jack Kent Cooke (Washington Redskins owner), copy of Parade magazine with King’s story “Hey, Listen Up!”
 
 
Accession # 1995-075
Received 05/01/1995
Brief description: Typescript of 2 addresses given by King at Texas A&M on April 18, 1995: “Vision to Paper” and “American Voices.”
 
 
Accession # 1995-081
Received 04/24/1995
Brief description: misc correspondence and memorabilia. Correspondents/subjects include: The Gay Place, Billy Lee Brammer, Texas Bound series, family, Texas A&M University re LLK’s appearance there, Parade, Clark family.
 
 
Accession # 1995-090
Received 05/30/1995
Brief description: six pages of correspondence from/to King: includes a letter to his cousin, remarks prepared by LLK for a dinner honoring Sarah McLendon, remarks written for an introduction for Ann Richards, Bill Mauldin, Norman Mailer.
 
 
Accession # 1995-091
Received 05/25/1995
Brief description: correspondence and memorabilia. Correspondents/subjects include Golden Triangle Writer’s Conference, Jim Wright, Bud Shrake, Carol Hall, an article on Buck Ramsey.
 
 
Accession # 1995-107
Received 06/26/1995
Brief description: misc correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include responses to fans, Bud Shrake, LLK in Washingtonian magazine, family, LLK’s remarks at Sarah McLendon dinner, photographer Curt Richter,
 
 
Accession # 1995-120
Received 07/21/1995
Brief description: misc correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include family (father’s day cards), Parade magazine, Willie Morris, Bud Shrake, Also: handwritten notes (4pp) on Frances Perkins, Franklin Roosevelt, the CCC and NYA.
 
 
Accession # 1995-138
Received 08/02/1995
Brief description: Correspondence exchange between King and Willie Morris, July 1995.
 
 
Accession # 1995-145
Received 08/29/1995
Brief description: Publicity, reviews and advertisements for King’s plays and books, the television documentary “Best Little Statehouse in Texas” as well as the film version of “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”
            Typescript for King’s unpublished novel War Movies.
            Articles, reviews and speeches by King.
            Notes and drafts for “The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public” as well as a publicity T-shirt for the production.
            Assorting press clippings and documents about, or mentioning, Larry L. King.
            3 large scrapbooks containing publicity, reviews and information about King and his various projects.
 
 
Accession # 1995-176
Received 11/10/1995
Brief description: miscellaneous correspondence and memorabilia. Featured in this gift is a folder of press material and clippings for King’s play “The Night Hank Williams Died.” Other clippings on King and his plays also exist in this folder. Correspondents/subjects include: SMU Press, UT Press, Bud Shrake, Garry Wills, Frank Rich, speech written for Jack Kent Cooke.
 
 
Accession # 1995-196
Received 12/11/1995
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: Ron Querry, friends and family, Garry Wills, Carol Hall, Patrick Oliphant, The Kingfish, flyers for productions of King’s plays, Jim Boren, Texhouse Corp tax return 1994, various publishers.
 
 
Accession # 1996-001
Received 01/03/1996
Brief description: miscellaneous correspondence & ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: family and friends, Bud Shrake, postcards, Jim Lehrer and Kate Lehrer, Neal Morgan, Garry Wills, Ben Z. Grant, Dead Presidents’ Club.
 
 
Accession # 1996-011
Received 01/21/1996
Brief description: typescript of King’s introduction of Jim Lehrer at the Women’s National Democratic Club, 1/16/96
 
 
Accession # 1996-013
Received 02/01/1996
Brief description: typescript and proof of an article written by King about the retirement of U.S. Representative Charles “Good Times” Wilson.  Also includes a copy of the issue of Washingtonian magazine that the article appeared in.
 
 
Accession # 1996-016
Received 02/02/1996
Brief description: misc correspondence and ephemera including several Christmas cards (from Al Gore, Arlen Specter, etc.)  Correspondents/subjects include: Shannon Davies (UT Press), Paul McCollum, Willie Morris, Harry McPherson, G.W. Bailey and Barry Corbin, LLK’s desk calendar for 1995. Also included is a “Valuable Twig From His Worship’s Lawn at Above Christian Home after Big Blizzard of ‘96.  (A Certified Historical Artifact)”
 
 
Accession # 1996-029
Received 02/23/1996
Brief description: Original typescript for February 1996 draft of King’s play “The Dead Presidents’ Club.”
 
 
Accession # 1996-031
Received 03/08/1996
Brief description:      3/4/96 letter from King to “Lanvil and Glenda.”  Accompanied by a cover letter from King to Richard Holland
 
 
Accession # 1996-032
Received 03/11/1996
Brief description:      original drawing by Pat Oliphant for King’s play “The Dead Presidents’ Club.”  Also, miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera: Bud Shrake, family, various friends, Neal Morgan, Willie Morris, Jim Wright, Texas Institute of Letters, James Morgan, Malcolm McGregor
 
 
Accession # 1996-048
Received 04/08/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence & ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: a 7-page letter to “Cowboy Leonard” (Leonard Majzlin) on Lyndon B. Johnson, various family and friends, UT Press, notes on Dead Presidents’ Club, royalty statement, clippings, notecards, flyer for The Night Hank Williams Died, Clark family reunion, Willie Morris, Ralph Yarborough, Billy Lee Brammer.
 
 
Accession # 1996-052
Received 04/02/1996
Brief description:      Framed nomination for Tony Award, Emmy Award for “The Best Little Statehouse in Texas,” framed newspaper article, plaque from Variety commemorating “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”
 
 
Accession # 1996-059
Received 04/30/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera, including a rough draft (written on notecards) of a speech to Journalistic Fellows at Freedom Forum luncheon in Washington, D.C., and a copy of The Austin Chronicle (3/11/94) containing a cover story on Bill Wittliff. Correspondents/subjects include: Jack Kent Cooke, family and friends, Jim David, Dead Presidents’ Club, Bud Shrake, Carol Hall.
 
 
Accession # 1996-076
Received 06/05/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence & ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: family, Bud Shrake, Dead Presidents’ Club, True Facts, Tall Tales, & Pure Fiction, Kent Biffle, Sen. Alan K. Simpson. Also: typescript for “Going to the Dogs,” LLK’s story for the Washingtonian magazine.
 
 
Accession # 1996-077
Received 06/13/1996
Brief description: copy of letter from King to his cousin Lanvil Gilbert about the production of King’s play “The Dead Presidents’ Club.”
 
 
Accession # 1996-078
Received 06/14/1996
Brief description: postcard from Willie Morris to LLK congratulating him on the Dead Presidents’ Club.
 
 
Accession # 1996-079
Received 06/16/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: program for Live Oak production of the Dead Presidents’ Club, Bud Shrake, Texas Studies journal with an article on LLK, clippings, postcards, family and friends, Malcolm McGregor, Ron Querry, James C Wright (Jim Wright), Carol Hall, Chuck Conconi (Washingtonian magazine.)
 
 
Accession # 1996-080
Received 06/16/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: friends and family, Jim Lehrer, Actors’ Equity Association, Jack Bales, Willie Morris, Dead Presidents’ Club, Bud Shrake, 2 color photos of LLK in front of the marquee for the Dead Presidents’ Club, taken 5-10-1996, Don Toner.
 
 
Accession # 1996-096
Received 07/25/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: 2 page typescript of an article written for Modern Maturity, UT Press, former Senator Eugene McCarthy, Willie Nelson, Willie Morris, Kate Lehrer. Also-typescript of remarks written for Jack Kent Cooke, Willie Morris, Sen Alan K. Simpson, UT Press, Paul McCollum, letter from SWT president Jerome H. Supple acknowledging LLK’s gifts to the SWWC.
 
 
Accession # 1996-100
Received 08/07/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera, including several clippings of reviews for The Dead Presidents’ Club. Correspondents/subjects include: Neal Morgan, family and various friends, Leonard Majzlin, Jim Wright, Jack Bales.
 
 
Accession # 1996-101
Received 08/12/1996
Brief description: 3 photographs with LLK in Washington, DC as a congressional aide, pictured with Hubert Humphrey and Dean Acheson (one of three photos is oversized) 1 mailgram from LLK to John Jarsen-Editor of New Times Magazine-threatening him. Hide and Tick inspector certificate/1969
 
 
Accession # 1996-105
Received 09/16/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: LLK’s opening remarks at the Smithsonian for the panel on the question “Who’s Culture is it, Anyway?”, Neal Morgan, UT Press, family and friends, Bud Shrake, Dennis Letts, Gary Keith, Dead Presidents’ Club, “Larry L. King Day” proclamation from the City of Austin, 2 photographs included—one of Dead Presidents’ marquee, another of LLK in Cisco, Tx, 1996.
           
 
Accession # 1996-110
Received 10/01/1996
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera. includes 6 photographs in New York. Correspondents/subjects include: Bill Wittliff, Modern Maturity, family and various friends, various publishers, Dead Presidents’ Club, Roy Bode, Kennedy Center, clippings that feature LLK
 
 
Accession # 1996-124
Received 10/11/1996
Brief description: Misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: speaking engagements, Bud Shrake, Jack Bales, family and friends, SMU Press, Willie Morris, Norman Mailer, royalty statements, Modern Maturity magazine.
 
 
Accession # 1996-125
Received 10/18/1996
Brief description: 2 County maps on which King has written his family history
 
 
Accession # 1996-150
Received 08/01/1994
Brief description: Book: Texas Bound: 19 Texas Stories, edited by Kay Cattarulla, Foreword by Lawrence Wright. Includes a story by Larry L. King. (signed by Larry L. King)                     
 
 
Accession # 1997-018
Received 01/10/1997
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera (includes one hand painted card from Pat Oliphant to King) Correspondents/subjects include: McGeorge Bundy’s death, LLK’s submission for the Great American Writers’ Cookbook (Dr. King’s Asian Flu Hot Liquid Life-Saver), Carol Hall, various cards and invitations for literary events, LLK quotes in the Washingtonian, Fred Bean, family and friends, Neal Morgan, Willie Morris, LLK opening remarks for the Texas Book Festival gala, 1996, postcards, clippings, correspondence from publishers, Bud Shrake, LLK letters read at the San Antonio Public Library event on 11-14-1996, LLK’s 1996 desk calendar.
 
 
Accession # 1997-045
Received 04/07/1997
Brief description: Misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: Laura Bush thank you note from the Texas Book Festival, Jack Bales, Dead Presidents’ Club, Connie Todd, Fred Bean, Jack Kent Cooke, Bill Wittliff, book of LLK letters to be edited by Dick Holland, Modern Maturity issue with LLK story, Norman Mailer, photos from a family member, various speaking engagements.
           
 
Accession # 1997-070
Received 08/04/1997
Brief description: 3 file folders of misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: Willie Morris, Joe Goulden, Jack Bales, Bud Shrake, Sen Alan Simpson, Carol Hall, Charlie Wilson, Jake Milner, clippings with LLK quotes from various publications, Lloyd Doggett, many thank you letters re: True Facts, Tall Tales & Pure Fiction book with UT Press, family, Paul McCollum, Carol Hall, Jim Wright, Garry Wills, Texas Book Festival, 1959 issue of Roll Call with a letter to the editor from LLK, Laura Bush.
 
 
Accession # 1997-108
Received 10/16/1997
Brief description: 1 letter from Larry L. King to Connie Todd dated 9/10/97 and response letter to King from Todd dated 9/22/97
 
 
Accession # 1997-116
Received 11/05/1997
Brief description: Miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera from King’s life and career. Correspondents/subjects include: Jim Wright, clippings with LLK quotes, Jay Milner, Warren Burnett (copy of 1974 letter), Bud Shrake, family, Ron Querry, Frank Rich, Alan Simpson, American Heritage magazine
 
 
Accession # 1997-118
Received 11/20/1997
Brief description: misc. articles, memorabilia, correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: Jim Wright, Jay Milner, family, 50th class reunion in Midland, True Facts, Tall Tales & Pure Fiction book, Texhouse Corp 1995 tax return, Ben Z. Grant, list for politics & prose booksigning, Bud Shrake, blurb for Ron Querry, correspondence from several magazine and book publishers, LLK’s eulogy/remembrance of Jack Kent Cooke, LLK’s remarks as emcee of the Texas Book Festival literary gala dinner 1997, various clippings that mention LLK or contain photos of him.
 
 
Accession # 1997-133
Received 12/19/1997
Brief description: misc. personal correspondence. Correspondents/subjects include: UT Press, Jim Wright, Alan Williams, various invitations, Texas Book Festival, various family and friends, Keith Kennedy, clippings, invitations.
 
 
Accession # 1998-044
Received 02/15/1998
Brief description: misc. memorabilia and personal correspondence. Correspondents/subjects include: Bud Shrake, Celia Morris, Jack Bales, Willie Morris, family, Ted Turner, Connie Todd, various publishers, Ben Z. Grant, Glen Wilson, clippings.
 
 
Accession # 1998-058
Received 04/20/1998
Brief description: Misc. correspondence, memorabilia, clippings, invitations, additional ephemera etc.  Includes letter dated 3/19/98 from Larry L. King to “Doctor” Todd. Other correspondents/subjects include: Reader’s Digest, Parade, friends and family, Jim Wright, Bud Shrake, Willie Morris. Also included are two photographs of Larry L. King with Governor George W. Bush (one also features Kinky Friedman).
 
 
Accession # 1998-069
Received 05/20/1998
Brief description: misc. correspondence and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: clippings of LLK, original 1971 letter from LLK to R.C. McCutchans in Odessa, TX, Bill Ferris/NEH, LLK’s book of letters, Willie Morris, Carol Hall, family and friends, Jan Reid, G.W. Bailey, Dick Holland re: letters book, Jim Wright, The Nation (1965 issue with LLK review) and Book Week (1965 issue with LLK review)
 
 
Accession # 1998-082
Received 06/04/1998
Brief description: misc. correspondence, clippings, photographs,
            handwritten notes, tear sheets for published articles, and printed material.
Tear sheets:
* “Bad Boy: The Texas Humorist Takes an Irreverent & Affectionate Backward Glance at Growing Up” in Philip Morris magazine, Fall 1986.
* “Stomp on My Heart Again” (cheatin’ songs) Texas Monthly Feb 1988.
* “Hollywood, TX” Texas Monthly, July 1991.
* “Home, D.C., and Me: How the Nation’s Capital Stole the Heart of a Texas Boy.” Southern Magazine, September 1987.
* “Texans Used to Flunkin’ Dunkin’” Dallas Times-Herald, 3-31-1986.
* “The Best Little Hot Stuff in Texas” Philip Morris Magazine, Spring 1986.
* “The Play Game” (on the making of The Night Hank Williams Died) Dossier, Feb 1988.
* “No Time Not to Write” The Writer’s Yearbook, 1995.
* “Writers Si, Editors No!” The Roundup Quarterly. N.d.
Correspondence, handwritten notes, 2 photographs. Notes on a proposed musical comedy collaboration between Roger Miller and LLK. Notes regarding Kinky Friedman’s non-writing of songs for The Kingfish.
Printed material misc.
Short story: Man Down.
Play: The Dead Presidents’ Club.
 
 
Accession # 1998-113
Received 08/18/1998
Brief description: 1 correspondence to Larry L. King from Christopher Bailey (the Corporate Librarian at Penguin Putnam Inc. )
 1 copy of program for the Live Oak Theatre presentation of The Dead President’s Club by Larry L. King
 
 
Accession # 1998-132
Received 08/26/1998
Brief description: 1 large envelope of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and printed material. LLK has begun using a computer instead of a typewriter. Correspondents/subjects include: Carol Hall, Bud Shrake, Cormac McCarthy (correspondence between King and Shrake about Wittliff calling McCarthy a genius), Jim Wright, family and various friends, Herman Gollob, LLK’s forthcoming book of letters, Willie Morris, Malcolm McGregor (on Cormac McCarthy), tear sheet of article on “Fathers & Sons” in the Washingtonian with a photo of LLK and his son.) Jay Milner and his book on the “Mad Dogs”, photo of LLK, Barbara Blaine, and George W. Bush, 1994 letter to Richard Holland about LLK’s book of letters, Lawrence Wright, color photocopy of Pat Oliphant cartoon sent as xmas card to King and family
 
 
Accession # 1998-161
Received 11/10/1998
Brief description: 4 large envelopes of correspondence, clippings, and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: Don Toner, family, Bud Shrake, LLK letters book, Susan and Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Morris, Jack Bales, Peter Masterson, Ben Z. Grant, Judy Alter, letters book, Eugene McCarthy, John Spong, Pen/Faulkner awards, Texas Book Festival, Dead Presidents’ Club, LLK bio as requested by Live Oak Theatre, Dan Jenkins, Jim Wright, various publishers and writers organizations, Night Hank Williams Died playbill for Live Oak production.
 
 
Accession # 1998-172
Received 12/04/1998
Brief description: Correspondence, and clippings. Correspondents/subjects include: family, Garry Wills, Jim Wright, Herman Gollub, John Spong, Texas Book Festival, Ben Z. Grant, Bill Wittliff, Billy Lee Brammer, t.s. of LLK’s remarks as emcee at the Texas Book Festival banquet on 11-13-98, James Dickey (recounting in a letter to Shrake LLK’s fight with Dickey in 1970 at a Playboy party.)
 
 
Accession # 1999-026
Received 02/17/1999
Brief description: One Live Oak Theatre playbill for “The Night Hank Williams Died,” and several letters to Bill Wittliff and friends from Larry L. King. Dates are as follows:
08/14/98, 09/01/98, 09/04/98, 11/14/97, 04/13/98, 08/09/97, 07/25/97, 07/11/98, 09/21/98, 09/24/98, 08/03/98, 08/10/98, 07/31/98, 09/09/98, 07/29/98, 07/01/97, 07/21/98, 10/07/98, 03/19/98, 03/19/98, 11/18/98, 11/17/98, 11/19/98, 11/18/98, 11/18/98.
 
 
Accession # 1999-042
Received 02/23/1999
Brief description: Three large envelopes sent by Larry L. King containing misc. post cards, correspondence, and clippings. King is now using email and is printing out his incoming/outgoing messages. Correspondents/subjects include: family, Garry Wills, letters book, various publishers, Herman Gollub, Midge Dector, LLK’s 1998 desk calendar, Bill Wittliff, letters book, Carol Hall, Jim Wright, Bud Shrake (re LLK memorial statue), Jay Milner and his Mad Dogs book, Malcolm McGregor, Barlow Herget, Willie Morris, Alan K. Simpson, many Christmas cards, Reader’s Digest, Hayden Fry.  
 
 
Accession # 1999-063
Received 03/23/1999
Brief description: Two large envelopes with correspondence enclosed. Correspondents/subjects include: Willie Morris, Jim Wright, Carol Hall, Judy Alter/TCU Press, LLK’s health, Bud Shrake, family, printouts of articles from the New York Times on-line archive that mention LLK, Susan and Jerry Jeff Walker, George W. Bush inauguration, Paul McCollum, clippings of articles that mention LLK.
 
 
Accession # 1999-071
Received 03/31/1999
Brief description: One large envelope containing correspondence, clippings and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: Bud Shrake, TCU Press and letters book, Tommy Tune, Carol Hall, Jim Wright, Ethan McSweeny and the possibility of staging “Dead Presidents’ Club” at the Ford Theatre in DC, Paul McCollum, family, Dan Jenkins, Malcolm McGregor, The Night Hank Williams Died story about, Diane Smook,
 
 
Accession # 1999-082
Received 04/07/1999
Brief description: One large envelope containing correspondence, clippings and ephemera. Correspondents/subjects include: Dead Presidents’ Club, Bud Shrake, family and various friends, letters book with TCU Press, Willie Morris, Joanne Prichard, LLK’s health, Ethan McSweeny, t.s. for “Oil Patch Memories” written by LLK for “Old Sorehead Gazette.”
 
 
Accession # 1999-097
Received 04/23/1999
Brief description: Large envelope of correspondence. Correspondents/subjects include: Greg Curtis, Roy Bode, Willie Morris, John Spong, Texas Monthly, letters book, Jim Wright, family, Bud Shrake, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ethan McSweeny, Dead Presidents’ Club, Chuck Conconi, Kent Biffle, Larry McMurtry, Texas Book Festival.
 
 
Accession # 1999-129
Received 06/11/1999
Brief description: Two large envelopes (material arrived at the Collection in these original envelopes) correspondence (mostly email).  The bulk of the dates for the first envelope are April 1999 and for the second are May 1999. Correspondents/subjects include: letters book, family, article for the Old Sorehead Gazette titled “Remembering Radio’s Magic,” Bud Shrake, Ben Z. Grant, unsigned art by Pat Oliphant, early 1998 (dealing with Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal.)
 
 
Accession # 1999-139
Received 07/01/1999
Brief description: One large original envelope post marked 6/4/99 containing correspondence (mostly email) and a copy of The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public by Larry L. King & Peter Masterson.  One large original envelope not post marked (most material May 1999), contains correspondence (mostly email), and ephemera.
 
 
Accession # 1999-140
Received 07/05/1999
Brief description: One large original envelope not post marked (most material dated June 1999), contains correspondence (mostly email). Correspondents/subjects include: Bud Shrake, “the very very very very Late Former Dr. Holland,” letters book, Ethan McSweeny, Jill Conner Browne, Jim David article “Trip to the Whorehouse: A Survivor’s Tale of Broadway.”
 
 
Accession # 1999-167
Received 08/03/1999
Brief description: Four large envelopes received in mail to SWWC from Larry L. King containing correspondence, clippings and ephemera.  One envelope is postmarked 7/19/99, the second envelope contains material dated 5/99 - 6/99, the third contains material from 6/99-7/99, and the fourth contains three clippings from the Star-Telegram from 7/99. Correspondents/subjects include: Bud Shrake, letters book, Perry Flippin, Jill Conner Browne, Susan and Jerry Jeff Walker, family and various friends, prank article about Willie Morris by LLK (“Willie Morris Wins Southern Writers’ Poot-Off in Virginia,” Dan Jenkins, David Halberstam, Ben Z. Grant, Dudley Dobie Jr., Doug Patton, Dead Presidents’ Club, Fannie Flagg, clippings from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s three-part series about “the Mad Dogs.”
 
 
Accession # 1999-175
Received 08/13/1999
Brief description: One medium size envelope sent from King to SWWC containing emails from Larry L. King regarding the death of Willie Morris (post-marked Aug.3, 1999) One large envelope sent from King to SWWC containing correspondence mostly emails ( dated 7/99).
 
 
Accession # 1999-184
Received 08/20/1999
Brief description: Three stories from the Star-Telegram web site about the “Mad Dogs,”  one uncorrected advance reading copy of Larry L. King: A Writer’s Life in Letters, or, Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye.
 
 
Accession # 1999-206
Received 10/04/1999
Brief description: Three large envelopes of personally annotated correspondence, clippings and ephemera.  Material is dated Aug. and Sept. 1999. One envelope from King to Connie Todd with email and handwritten letter.
 
 
Accession # 1999-212
Received 10/04/1999
Brief description: TCU Press production material from Larry L. King’s book A Writer’s Life in Letters, Or, Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye.  Material includes: galleys, page proofs, and photographs 
 
 
Accession # 1999-213
Received 10/07/1999
Brief description: One envelope postmarked Oct. 1, 1999, containing an email and a faxed correspondence to Joanne Prichard about “Dee Cee” book.
 
 
Accession # 1999-222
Received 11/02/1999
Brief description: One large envelope of personally annotated correspondence (mostly email), some clippings, and ephemera dated Sept. and Aug. 1999.   
 
 
Accession # 2000-020
Received 01/28/2000
Brief description: Three envelopes of correspondence (mostly email) the bulk is dated October and November 1999.
 
 
Accession # 2000-032
Received 02/16/2000
Brief description: Four envelopes (postmarked Dec. 28, 1999) sent by LL King to SWWC, containing correspondence (mostly email), and clippings dated Sept. 1999 - Dec. 1999.
 
 
Accession # 2000-059
Received 03/30/2000
Brief description: Correspondence dating from Dec. 1999 to Feb. 2000, clippings re King’s work and book “My Cat Spit McGee”, 1999 calendar. Correspondence relates to football, Christmas activities, family, and more.
           
 
Accession # 2000-066
Received 04/06/2000
Brief description: Correspondence Dec. 1999 and Feb. 2000 (bulk from Feb. 2000), most in e-mail format to and from Bud Shrake and Ben Peeler.
           
 
Accession # 2000-079
Received 04/18/2000
Brief description: one 4/12/2000  letter to and one 4/7/2000 from Lou Dubose of Texas Observer, regarding Dick Holland as editor of LLK’s book of letters - relates to LLK’s original letter to The Observer regarding the quality of DH’s editing work on King’s book of letters
 
 
Accession # 2000-083
Received 05/23/2000
Brief description: :  paperback copy of 3 Minutes or less : Life lessons from America’s Greatest Writers (including LLK) handwritten corrections by LLK on pgs 237-239, 311-12. Inscribed to SWWC from LLK.
 
 
Accession # 2000-095
Received 04/20/2000
Brief description: 6 envelopes of correspondence from Larry L King
            1.) March 2000 (Jay Milner, Shrake, TIL, Texas Observer)
            2.) April 2000 (mainly e-mails, corresp. w/ Shrake, Peeler, Spong, family, topics vary, include Willie Morris)
            3.) April 2000 (all e-mails, corresp. w/ Shrake, Peeler, family, topics vary, include Willie Morris)
            4.) April 2000 (mainly e-mails, corresp. w/ Shrake, Peeler, TCU Press, family, topics vary, include Willie Morris)
            5.) Nov. 1999-April 2000 (e-mail, regular mail, newsclippings) corresp. w/ Texas Book Festival, Fannie Flagg, Steve Davis, Ben Peeler, Shrake
            6.) April 2000 (mainly e-mails, corresp. w/ Shrake, family, Jack Bales)
also includes annotated draft of new Introduction for King’s “The One Eyed Man”, to be reprinted by TCU Press
 
 
Accession # 2000-099
Received 05/12/2000
Brief description: One envelope (postmarked May 12, 2000) containing correspondence (mostly e-mail), ten photos of the 1988 10th Anniversary Production of LLK’s “The Night Hank Williams Died” at the State Theatre in Austin, an invitation to the 2000 Annual Reception from The Council of the Dramatists Guild of America, a clipping from the Richard Times-Dispatch dated Sunday, April 23, 2000 and The Dallas Morning News dated Sunday, April 9, 2000, a copy of John Paul Stapp’s obituary and a hand written document by Stanley Gilbert, “The Decade of the Great Depression”.
 
 
Accession # 2000-100
Received 05/25/2000
Brief description: Two envelopes of correspondence from Bud Shrake, Jack Bales, Jill, Mark Johnson, family and others; subjects concerning The Borderland, Harrigan’s Gates of the Alamo, Ben Peeler’s health, an idea for a Southern Flag and G.W. Bailey as Nixon.
 
 
Accession # 2000-107
Received 06/20/2000
Brief description: Two envelopes of correspondence, dated from 5-00 to 6-00, from Bud Shrake, Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, Rose Pearson, family and others; subjects concerning the Willie Morris Letters, Conversations with Willie Morris, Casting of the Dead Presidents, Willie Morris’ death, Harry Potter books, football and others.  
Also included; one clipping from the New York Times dated 5-7-00, thank you note from R.B. Cox, Jr., wedding invitation, graduation invitation, one copy of an obituary from the Abilene Reporter News dated 5/26/00 on Hugh Edgar Shrader, a letter from Carl Bailey dated 5/13/00, invitation to the Annual Luncheon for the Dallas Public Library, invitation to the WIW’s Spring Writers Conference, and one letter from Who’s Who in America.
 
 
Accession # 2000-118
Received 07/01/2000
Brief description: Three envelopes of annotated, by hand,  correspondence; e-mail, letters, clippings, invitations, downloaded newspaper articles, etc., dated June, 2000,  from Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, family and many others; subjects concerning (but not limited to)  Perfect Storm, Dead Presidents, Father’s Day cards, copy of obituary for Hugh Edgar Shrader, Sr., newspaper clipping for chorus call for Casa Manana-Whorehouse, invitation to the screening of Perfect Storm and copy of rough-draft, Your Good Books, by W.B. Starr.
 
 
Accession # 2000-119
Received 07/26/2000
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence; e-mail, letters, and invitations, etc., dated June 2000, from Rose Pearson, Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, family and many others.  Included one copy of Larry L. King’s bio used in the Circle Theater Program.
 
 
Accession # 2000-132
Received 08/01/2000
Brief description: One envelope of correspondence, dated July 2000, concerning subjects in reference to (but not limited to) The Dead Presidents’ Club, Bill Wittliff’s The Perfect Storm and others.  Also included;  newspaper press clippings regarding critics review, scanned photos, autographed program, “Live Theatre” newsletter, photocopies of reviews with hand written annotations, clippings of advertisements, all in reference to The Dead Presidents’ Club and two ticket stubs along with an autographed program from “Casa Manana” in reference to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
(Autographs and annotations by Larry L. King)
 
 
Accession # 2000-136
Received 08/01/2000
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence dated July- August 2000, in reference to (but not limited to) The Dead Presidents’ Club, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and one letter addressed to Mr. David Halberstam.
           
 
Accession # 2000-139
Received 08/01/2000
Brief description: 3 envelopes of annotated correspondence (dated July - August 2000) in reference to (but not limited to) Dead Presidents, The Best Little Whorehouse, football, family.  Also included; one copy of a script by Winston Bode used on July 31st “News 8 Austin”, one letter from Hillary Rodham Clinton in reference to contribution and an attached rough outline of speech given at the Democratic Convention, one clipping of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, one invitation to the dedication of the Jal Cowboy Sculpture Project, several letters from friends, one copy of The Homefront : World War II by Larry L. King, and copies of obituaries from Dr. Stanley Gilbert Sr. and Dr. Roy Livingston.
 
 
Accession # 2000-142
Received 08/01/2000
Brief description: Correspondence from Larry L. King to Shannon Davies, Editor at UT Press, and Steve Harrigan (dated 1/12/95 - 8/21/97) in reference to Book of Letters.
Also included are typescript copies of letters that appeared in the book, and the annotated manuscript in its last incarnation to UT Press as listed below.
Introduction / Chapter 1 - annotated
Chapter 2 - annotated
Chapter 3 - annotated
Chapter 4 - annotated
Chapter 5 - annotated
Chapter 6 - annotated
Chapter 7 - annotated
 
 
Accession # 2000-143
Received 09/01/2000
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated July 2000) in reference to (but not limited to) Dead Presidents, The Best Little Whorehouse, Conversations with Willie Morris, the death of Dr. R. Lamoyne Livingston, (Larry L. King’s nephew), several letters (via e-mail) from family.
Also included:  several reviews from The Dallas Morning News, Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Weekly, The New York Times and Herald-News.  
 
 
Accession # 2000-168
Received 10/10/2000
Brief description: 5 envelopes containing correspondence & ephemera. 
Correspondence dated August 2000 - October 2000 from Ben Peeler, Keith Kennedy, Jack Bales, Harry Marlin, Steve Davis, Rose Pearson, family and many others in reference to but not limited to: football, Dead Presidents, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Democratic Convention.
Also included several clippings from magazines and newspapers, one letter from Ben Z. Grant with an attached article he read at Dave Allfred’s funeral, one invitation to a reception honoring E. Annie Proulx, one recognition award from the Habitat Partners Council, one copy of a review on The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, one letter from Harvard University, copy of clippings from the Washington Times, dated April 28, 1987.
 
 
Accession # 2000-203
Received 12/21/2000
Brief description: 5 envelopes (dated September 2000 -November 2000) containing annotated correspondence from/to Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, Keith Kennedy, R.L. Livingston, David Courtney, Steve Davis, Aaron Latham, family in reference to (but not limited to) the Presidential election, Thanksgiving holiday, football, the death of Henry Gonzalez, Willie Morris’ Taps, Celia Morris’ book Finding Celia’s Place, “Ho House”, Dead Presidents, Texas book festival.
Also include letters to:  Stan and Nancy Gilbert, Ms. Norris Church Mailer, Lanvil & Glenda Gilbert, John A. Simon, Carl W. Bailey, Bruce Stewart, Coach John Simon,
Richard N. Countiss, Alvin King, JoAnne Prichard.
One copy of an obituary on Reagan Houston Legg.          
 
 
Accession # 2001-004
Received 1/10/2001
Brief description: One envelope containing several letters of annotated correspondence (dated November - December 2000) from; R.L. Livingston, Keith Kennedy, Ben Peeler, David Courtney, family in reference to (but not limited to); Henry B. Gonzales, football, political issues, Christmas plans.
 
 
Accession # 2001-024
Received 1/02/2001
Brief description: One envelope containing several letters of annotated correspondence from: JoAnne, Ben Peeler, Connie Todd, family in reference to (but not limited to) : football, political matters, personal matters, Willie Morris.
Also included: one handwritten letter addressed to Lawrence Lee dated October 8, 1900+100, one letter from Charley Casserly of Houston NFL Holdings, one invitation for the Parade Holiday Party, one letter from Coach Simon from the Sidwell Friends School, and a thank you note from Reagan Legg.
 
 
Accession # 2001-025
Received 2/1/2001
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated December 2000 - January 2001) from and to: Larry White, Dennis Crowley, Steve Davis, Ben Peeler, Stanley Gilbert, Judy Alter, Keith Kennedy, Evan Smith, family in reference to (but not limited to) : Presidential matters, political matters, Larry King’s bio, Willie Morris, personal matters, football, “Taps”, Bill Wittliff, Celia Morris, “My Mississippi”.
Also included: one letter addressed to “Dear Cousins” dated Jan. 10, 2001, one letter to Lanvil & Glenda dated Jan. 8, 2001, one obituary for Barney B. Hightower, one photocopy of the Scranton School with names of superintendents, principals and teachers, one letter addressed to Larry from Malcolm McGregor dated Nov. 15, 2000, several invites and one birthday card.
 
 
Accession # 2001-029
Received 2/6/2001
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated e-mail dated January - February 2001 from Clark Odom, Keith Kennedy, Ben Peeler, Edwin Yoder Jr., Jack Bales, family in reference to (but not limited to) jokes, Willie Morris, “Taps”, football, political matters, personal matters, Bill Brammer.
Also included : one handwritten letter from Laverne to Larry with a photocopy of James Franklin Gaskins dated 1/6/2001, one typed letter from Bud addressed to Mukuf dated Jan. 1, 2001 and one invitation to a reception for the Nieman Class of 2001 dated December 20, 2000.  
 
 
Accession # 2001-030
Received 2/6/2001
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated December 2000 - January 2001) to and from; David Courtney, Harry Marlin, Ben Peeler, Mark W. Johnson, Keith Kennedy, Joan Shrader, family in reference to (but not limited to); personal matters, football, political matters, Christmas plans, Willie Morris, birthday wishes, Christmas and New Year greetings, “Taps” and Larry King’s bio.
Also included; Birthday cards, Christmas cards, one 2000 calendar with hand written notes and one handwritten  letter addressed to Lawrence Leo from Carl William dated 12/14/200.
 
 
Accession # 2001-063
Received 04/09/2001
Brief description: Three envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated February - March 2001) to and from; Evan Smith, Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, R.L. Livingston, Keith Kennedy, Connie Todd, Clark Odom, family in reference to (but not limited to); Willie Morris, Texas Monthly, foundation money, Boystown exhibit, political matters and personal matters.
Also included; one postcard from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (dated Jan. 2001), two reviews of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” from Times Union (dated Feb. 2001) and Inquirer Theater Critic (March 2001), one typed letter (dated Feb. 2001) addressed to Larry from Charlie Wilson with two photos attached , one letter addressed to Larry from Harold Feeney (dated Oct. 2000).
 
 
Accession # 2001-068
Received 04/18/2001
Brief description: Four envelopes addressed to Dr. Connie Todd containing annotated correspondence (dated January 2001 - March 2001) to and from; Edwin Yoder Jr., Ben Peeler, Mark Busby, Clay Smith, Jack Bales, Harry Marlin, William Broyles, Steve Davis, Keith Kennedy, Mary Jo Kennard, family in reference to (but not limited to); political issues, Bill Brammer article, Larry Wells, White Racist, TIL annual meeting, Mad Dogs, Dr. Wittliff, football, the Oscars, Ferris/McGraw Collection, Willie Morris and personal matters.
Also included; one issue of Oxford Town dated August 6-12, 1999 with a cover story on Willie Morris, ten pages of photos copies of an article on Willie Morris, one copy of an amendment to Willie Morris’s piece, five copies of reviews on The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, one annotated typed letter addressed to Ms. Grace King (dated March 12, 2001) from Larry L. King, one invite to Turn Out the Lights by Gary Cartwright, one postcard from John McKenzie, one hand written letter from Carl William (dated New Years 2001) and invoices (dated January 22, 2001) from the University Press of Mississippi for the purchase of four books.
 
 
Accession # 2001-074
Received 04/30/2001
Brief description: Jan Reid’s magazine story on “The Gay Place,” typescript, 1st draft, with handwritten annotations.
 
 
Accession # 2001-075
Received 04/30/2001
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated  March - April 2001) to and from; Ben Peeler, Keith Kennedy, Jack Bales, family, in reference to (but not limited to); Willie Morris, Taps, travel plans, jokes, personal matters, Texas Monthly.
 
 
Accession # 2001-078
Received 05/02/2001
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated April 2001) to and from; Steve Davis, Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, Harry Marlin, Keith Kennedy, Ken Brodnax, Loyce Reid, family in reference to (but not limited to); political matters, personal matters, Willie Morris, travel schedule, Taps, football, Dead Presidents.
 
 
Accession # 2001-102
Received 06/14/2001
Brief description: Three envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated April - May 2001) to and from; family, Ben Peeler, Jack Bales, Keith Kennedy, Adrian Lindsey, Keri Mitchell Loyce Reid, Joseph Barlow Herget, Judy Alter, in reference to (but not limited to); Willie Morris, Old Sorehead Gazette, football, The best Little Whorehouse, “Taps for Willie Morris”, jokes, travel.
Also included; a couple of letters to Larry in reference to the Willie Morris piece, a couple of reviews on The Best Little Whorehouse, invites, thank you notes, ticket stubs from “The Best Little Whorehouse”, one signed program from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, thirtieth anniversary issue of Mississippi featuring Willie Morris, and Remembering Willie a Yazoo celebration May 12, 2001.
 
 
Accession # 2001-133
Received 07/24/2001
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated April - May 2001) in reference to but not limited to; political matters, jokes, Willie Morris.
Also included; Grant application resume sheet, invite list for Whorehouse opening and party, “Remembering Willie” invite and schedule of events, photocopy of Larry King’s bio, photocopy of article on Lt. General James F. Hollingsworth
 
 
Accession # 2001-140
Received 8/16/2001
Brief description: 4 envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated June/July 2001) from;  Ben Peeler, Keith Kennedy, Jack Bales, Bill Fitzhugh, Adrian Lindsey, Steve Davis, Joan Shrader, family, in reference to but not limited to; family matters, Willie Morris, jokes, Ann Margaret, bio on Larry, personal matters, the National Writers Union rally, The Best Little Whorehouse, political matters, Billy Boy, Huge Edgar.
Also included; a review on the The Best Little Whorehouse from The Columbus Dispatch (dated June 28, 2001), invite to Oliphant event (dated June 7-July 18, 2001), “thank you” note from Elizabeth Keys, invite to a toast with Henry A. Kissinger.
 
 
Accession # 2001-151
Received 8/30/2001
Brief description: One inscribed book titled The One-Eyed Man by Larry L. King - 2001 TCU Press ed.
 
 
Accession # 2001-152
Received 09/05/2001
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated July - August 2001) from; Tom Dupree, Ben Peeler, Keith Kennedy, Lynn Coleman, Steve Davis, Bill Fitzhugh, Mary Margaret Farabee, family, John Y. Cole, Jack Bales and Adrian Lindsey in reference to but not limited to; The Best Little Whorehouse, The Night Hank Williams Died, political matters, Literary Geniuses I Have Knew Up Close and Personal, Willie Morris, national book festival, football.
Also included invites to; Memorial Tribute to Lyndon Baines Johnson, Celebration of the Publication of The Princeton Anthology of Writing, reception honoring Patrick Oliphant and three pages of sketches by Norman Mailer with inscriptions.
 
 
Accession # 2001-166
Received 09/28/2001
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated August 2001) from; Harry Marlin, Jeff Weintraub, Ben Peeler, Jack Bales, Bill Fitzhugh, Keith Kennedy, David Courtney, Adrian Lindsey, Steve Davis, family & Jan Reid in reference to but not limited to; Reading at the Library of Congress Gala Program, Texas Book Festival, Willie Morris, football, jokes, The One-Eyed Man, Texas Whorehouse.
Also included one copy of a letter to be read at the National Book Festival Dinner, postcards and invites, two articles on Jim Wright (e-mail format and clipping), one program from the National Book Festival dated Sept. 8, 2001 and a list of schedules from the Book Festival.
 
 
Accession # 2001-167
Received 09/28/2001
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated July 2001) from and to; Bill Fitzhugh, Steve Davis, family, Mary Margaret Farabee, Ben Peeler, Jack Bales in reference to but not limited to; Fender Benders, politics, Willie Morris. Also included; one photocopied article on  “The Mystery of the Spider Rocks”, ticket stubs to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
 
 
Accession # 2001-179
Received 10/15/2001
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence dated (Aug. - Sept. 2001) from; Ben Peeler, Jack Bales, R.L. Livingston, Diane Smook, Harry Marlin, Jim Carol, Jan Reid, Adrian Lindsey, Keith Ward, family in reference to but not limited to; The One-Eyed Man, political matters, Willie Morris, football, Keith Ward, National book festival schedule, personal matters, sentiments over September 11.
 
 
Accession # 2001-187
Received 11/21/2001
Brief description: 3 envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated Sept. - Oct. 2001 ) from and to; Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, Tom Smith, Steve Davis, Trudy C., Keith Kennedy, Keith Gregory, family in reference to but not limited to; Willie Morris, football, personal matters, The One-Eyed Man, September 11th tragedy, Billy Boy, “The Dead Presidents’ Club”, political issues.
Also included one photocopy from the Washington Post dated 9/25/2001 titled Law Firm Secretary Admits $1 Million Theft, various invites and cards, and one thank you note from Laura Bush for participating in the National Book Festival.
 
Accession # 2001-211
Received 12/19/2001
Brief description: Two envelopes dated November 23, 2001 containing annotated correspondence (dated Oct. - Nov. 2001) from/to family, Ben Peeler, Tom Smith, Bob Shrader, Harry Marlin, in reference to but not limited to “September 11”, personal matters, football, political matters, Billy Boy by Bud Shrake, copies of pictures of Larry with President Bush.
Also included copy of Long Ago Sundays in Rural Texas dated November 2001 by Larry L. King, one copy of an on-line article on Bud Shrake from the Austin American-Statesman dated October 21, 2001 titled The Book of Bud by Camille Wheeler, a photo of Larry being introduced by Laura Bush to writer Gail Godwin, clippings from the Washington Post dated 09/10/2001 in reference to the National Book Festival.
 
 
Accession # 2002-009
Received 01/16/2002
Brief description: 3 envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated Nov. & Dec. 2001 - January 2002) from/to Ben Peeler, Keith Kennedy, Jack Bales, Grady Smith,  Tom Pilkington, Bill Fitzhugh, family, David Courtney in reference to (but not limited to) football, Bill Wittliff’s health, family matters, Willie Morris, TIL awards, political matters, Christmas cheer, Billy Boy, jokes.
Also included; paper work on nominating Slick Rutherford for the Distinguished Former Odessan award, a couple of notes from Bill Fitzhugh & Eve Miller Michael, birthday note, reviews of Best Little Whorehouse, Christmas cards, invites, and one 2001 calendar with hand written notes.
 
 
Accession # 2002-034
Received 03/18/2002
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated Nov. 2001 - Feb. 2002) from/to Patrick Oliphant, Ben Peeler, Steve Davis, Fred Allen, Harry Marlin, Tom Smith, Adrian Lindsey, Bill Fitzhugh, Jack Bales, Keith Kennedy, David Courtney, Grady Smith, family in reference to (but not limited to) family issues, political matters, “Ho House”, personal matters, Famous Arthurs, football, jokes, Jim Hapenney, Willie Morris, holidays travel plans.
 
 
Accession # 2002-044
Received 04/08/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated Feb. 2002) in reference to but not limited to; sports, air travel, personal matters, Alvin King, “Ho House”, Texas Monthly, family matters, lawsuit against the “Ho House”, Willie Morris, political issues from/to Keith Kennedy, Bill Fitzhugh, Joseph Barlow Herget, Trudy C., Tom Smith, Jean Legg, Jack Bales, Keith Kennedy, family.
 
 
Accession # 2002-057
Received 05/17/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated April-May 2002) in reference to but not limited to; sports, health, jokes, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, family matters, Billie Lee Brammer, Clark Books, David McCullough, personal matters, political issues from/to Weldon Floyd Raymond, Judy Alter, Mike Maza, Bill Fitzhugh, family, Ben Peeler, Jack Bales.
 
 
Accession # 2002-061
Received 06/05/2002
Brief description: Three envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated February 2002 - April 2002) to and from; Roy Bode, Bill Fitzhugh, family, Keith Kennedy, Ben Peeler, Tom Dupree, Larry Wells, Jim Hapenney, Adrian Lindsey, Steve Davis, Evan Smith, Joseph Barlow Herget, Jean Legg, Jack Bales in reference to (but not limited to); The One Eyed Man, Willie Morris, political matters, family matters, King’s health, sports, Texas Monthly, J.T. “Slick” Rutherford, jokes, get well notes, TIL awards, A.C. Greene.
Also included get well cards, invites, and thank you notes.
 
 
Accession # 2002-077
Received 06/20/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated May - June 2002) from/to family, Ben Peeler, Jack Bales, Bill Fitzhugh, Adrian Lindsey, Mandy York, Steve Davis, in reference to but not limited to; family, travel plans, holidays, sports, Willie Morris, Larry King’s health, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Dead Presidents”. Also included three father’s day cards from family.
 
 
Accession # 2002-090
Received 07/05/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated March 2002 -June 2002) from/to; Tom & Betty Smith, Joe Murray, Jerry Conn, Ben Peeler, Keith Kennedy, Steve Davis, Connie Todd, family in reference to (but not limited to); Larry’s health, The Dead Presidents’ Club, Willie Morris, death of Buster Boy (pet dog), jokes, sports.
Also included a photocopy of an article by Larry L. King titled “To Buster, With Love” from the Washingtonian, dated July 1996.
 
 
Accession # 2002-094
Received 07/12/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated computer print out correspondence (dated June 2002) in reference to but not limited to; death of Buster (King’s dog), Willie Morris, King’s health, sports, from/to; Steve Davis, Adrian Lindsay, Ben Peeler, Jack Bales, family.
 
 
Accession # 2002-104
Received 07/18/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated computer print out correspondence (dated June / July 2002) in reference to but not limited to; Buster (Larry’s dog), Willie Morris, family, jokes, “Dead Presidents”, King’s health, from/to; Jack Bales, Keith Kennedy, JoAnne P. Morris, Jim Hapenney, Adrian Lindsey, Joan Shrader, Tom Smith.
 
 
Accession # 2002-113
Received 08/02/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated July 2002)
in reference to but not limited to; personal matters, jokes, Buster (King’s dog), Willie Morris, “Dead Presidents Club” from/to; family, Jack Bales, Joanne Prichard, Bob Gutwillig, Keith Kennedy.
Also included print out colored picture of Larry King with another family member.
 
 
Accession # 2002-118
Received 08/09/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated July 2002) in reference to but not limited to; football, King’s health, Willie Morris, Pat Oliphant, Amanda Vail, Buster (King’s dog), jokes, family matters, King’s Oeuvre, Eagle Pennell from/to; Lauren Eaton Prescott, Jack Bales, Adrian Lindsey, Jim Hapenney, family.
 
 
Accession # 2002-120
Received 08/16/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated July-August 2002) in reference to but not limited to; Willie Morris, family matters, jokes, sports, Percy D. Ricks from/to; Jack Bales, Adrian Lindsey, Ben Peeler, Judy Alter, Joseph Barlow, family.
 
 
Accession # 2002-145
Received 08/31/2002
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated August 2002) from/to: Steve Davis, Jack Bales, Judy Alter, William Faulkner, Ben Peeler, JoAnne Prichard Morris, family in reference to (but not limited to); Percy Ricks, Willie Morris, The Texas Book Festival, family matters, Will Campbell, King’s health.
Also included; 7-page print out of “Darkness at Noon: West Texas Sandstorms” by Larry L. King for the Old Sorehead’s Gazette October issue August 14, 2002.
 
 
Accession # 2002-164
Received 09/16/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated July - September 2002) from/to; Jack Bales, Keith Kennedy, David Courtney, Ben Peeler, Joan Shrader, family in reference to (but not limited to); family matters, sports, the death of Don Kaye Brown, Lanvil Gilbert, Runner Dugger, Larry’s health, King-Bush books, King’s dog Buster.
Also included; invitation to the Texas Book Festival Nov.14-17, 2002, invitation to a reception for Ben Jones - Democratic candidate for Congress, funeral program for Percy D. Ricks, Jr., newsletter (dated Aug./Sept. 2002) from the Texas Institute of Letters which mentions the O.Henry Award given to Larry L. King for “The Book on Willie Morris”.
 
 
Accession # 2002-226
Received 10/31/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated August - October 2002) from/to; Keith Gregory, Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, Jim Hapenney, Adrian Lindsey, Jean Legg, Melissa Hale Burnett, Paul & Alice McCollum, family in reference to, but not limited to; Keith Gregory’s health, Willie Morris book, football matters, “Ho House”, family matters, jokes, Keith Kennedy, “Dead Presidents”, Warren Burnett’s death and obituary (written by Larry King).
 
 
Accession # 2002-239
Received 10/31/2002
Brief description: 2 envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated September -  October 2002) from/to; Larry Wells, Tom & Betty Smith, Jack Bales, Larry White, Ben Peeler, family in reference to (but not limited to); political matters, sports, family matters, the passing of Warren Burnett, Willie Morris book, Texas book festival, jokes.
Also included; invitations and a genealogy chart titled ‘Ancestors of Lawrence Leo (Larry L.) King’.
 
 
Accession # 2002-270A
Received 11/27/2002
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence dated September - November 2002 from/to; Haley Barbour, Karen Hinton, Jack Bales, Judy Alter, Keith Kennedy, Mark W. Johnson, family in reference to but not limited to; obituary of Warren Burnett, the holidays, Larry’s health, Willie Morris, family matters, sports, political matters.
 
 
Accession # 2003-013
Received 01/23/2003
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence (date range Nov.-Dec  2002 ) in reference to (but not limited to); Willie Morris, family matters, “Blockhead”, Richard Phillip Herget’s death, Holidays, Dead Presidents, sports matters, political matters, Texas Book Festival, Larry King’s health from/to; Jack Bales, family, Trudy Ray, Eric Schaeffer, Emma Burnett, Jean Legg and others.
 
 
Accession # 2003-028
Received 02/28/2003
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence (dates range from November 2002 - February 2003) in reference to (but not limited to); holidays, invitations, Christmas cards.
 
 
Accession # 2003-045
Received 04/09/2003
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence (dates range from September 2002 - February 2003) from/to; Trudy Collins, Joanie Shrader, Carl William, Jack Bales, Jean Legg, The Observer Staff, family, Larry Wells, Keith Kennedy, Kathleen McCulloch, Trudy Ray, Steve Davis, Hon. Ben Z. Grant, Emma Burnett, Judy Alter, Connie Todd, Bud Shrake, in reference to (but not limited to); political matters, sports, holidays, family matters, Larry’s health, The Texas Observer, Willie Morris, Steve Davis’ “Famous Arthurs” book, “The Dead Presidents’ Club”, Birthday greetings. Also included is a National Humane Education Society 2002 Calendar which includes various handwritten notes and schedules.
 
 
Accession # 2003-059
Received 04/21/2003
Brief description: Five envelopes containing correspondence (dates ranging from January 2002 - March 2003 ) from/to; family, Keith Kennedy, Tom Smith, David Courtney,  Jack Bales, Sherri Rivers, Trudy Ray, Seetha Srinivasan, Judy Alter, Bud Shrake, Katy Vine, Barbara Howar, Joan Shrader, Ben Peeler, Carl Williams in reference to (but not limited to); Willie Morris book, jokes, family matters, political matters,  Percy Ricks, sports, But Not For Love, Sally Quinn, JoAnne Prichard Morris, weather, Odessa, TX, Shelby Heron, Scranton Cemetery.                                                         
 
 
Accession # 2003-074
Received 05/29/2003
Brief description: Three envelopes containing correspondence (dates ranging from March 2003 - May 2003) from/to; JoAnne Prichard Morris, Jack Bales, David Courtney, Ben Peeler, Emma Burnett, Bob Gutwillig, Steve Davis, family, Connie Todd William Ferris, Jean Legg, in reference to (but not limited to); obituary for Alvin Hawkins King, Willie Morris, personal family matters, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, jokes, sports, “Mudslinger”, “Famous Arthurs”, Larry King’s health, “Dead Presidents Club”, political matters, Larry McMurtry, Barry Hannah.
 
 
Accession # 2003-081
Received 06/03/2003
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence dates range from April 2003 - May 2003 to/from; Graham Purcell, Jack Bales, family, Celia Morris, Joan Shrader in reference to (but not limited to); thank you notes, Dead Presidents, Willie Morris, family matters, Jimmy Miller, Malcolm McGregor, Texas Monthly.
 
 
Accession # 2003-083
Received 06/03/2003
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated May 2003
to/from; Jack Bales, Adrian Lindsey, family, in reference (but not limited to); Willie Morris, “The Dead Presidents Club”, Murial O. Murphy, family matters, reviews.
Also included; “How Did We Live To Become 21?” by Larry L. King and a print out review from the Austin American-Statesman (dated 05/25/2003) on the “Dead Presidents” by Larry L. King.
 
 
Accession # 2003-087
Received 06/26/2003
Brief description: Two envelops containing annotated correspondence dated May - June 2003 to/from; Jack Bales, Celia Morris, Keith Kennedy, JoAnne Prichard Morris, John Spong, Joseph Harlow Berget, family, Connie Todd, in reference (but not limited to); Willie Morris, Malcolm McGregor, Robert Novak, “Dead Presidents Club”, King’s personal life, political matters, Wally Terry.
 
 
Accession # 2003-100
Received 08/14/2003
Brief description: 5 envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated from June 2003 to July 2003) from/to; Kent Biffle, Ben Peeler, Janice Terry, Don Toner, William Styron, Jack Bales, Larry Wells, family, Elaine Querry, Ben Z. Grant, in reference to but not limited to; political jokes, personal matters, Willie Morris, family matters, King’s health, “The Dead President’s Club”, sports, Winston Groom, Father’s Day, Jerry Jeff Walker.
Also included; newspaper clipping dated July 8, 1951 featuring article by Larry King titled “Bud Lindsey and Bill Aiken, Midland Hunters, Prove Sly Old Fox Isn’t So Sly After All”, review (computer print out) of “The Dead Presidents Club” dated June 13, 2003,
 
 
Accession # 2003-117
Received 09/15/2003
Brief description: 2 envelopes containing annotated correspondence dated July - August 2003 from/to: Adrian Lindsey, Jack Bales, family, Judy Alter, Steve Davis, Jean Legg, Ben Peeler, Connie Todd, Bud Shrake, Lanvil L. Gilbert, Jean Legg, Seetha Srivivasan, Jerry Gottleib, Rick Tyler, in reference to (but not limited to): cartoons by Norman, “Who’s Who in America”, “Famous Arthurs” book by Steve Davis, family matters, Willie Morris book, Adriana Trigiani, “Best Little Whorehouse”, jokes, Celia Morris, computer virus’, Steve Davis, “Dead Presidents”, sports.
Also included various thank you notes from various organization in which Larry King made a donation, brochures from Texas Book Festival, news paper clipping of Ben Z. Grant, newspaper clipping from the Austin American-Statesman featuring a story on the Chicken Ranch.
 
 
Accession # 2003-127
Received 10/21/2003
Brief description: 2 envelopes containing annotated correspondence dated September 2003 from/to: Jack Bales, Joseph Barlow Herget, Lanvil Gilbert, Keith Kennedy, family, Connie Todd, Ben Peeler in reference to (but not limited to): Willie Morris, family matters, George O. Jackson, Hurricane Isabel, sports, Steve Davis, SWT name change to Tx State, “Dead Prez”, John Spong, “Texas Monthly”.
Also included: Newspaper clipping from the “Washington Star” dated October 1980, invitation to a surprise party for Mike Blackman.
 
 
Accession # 2003-153
Received 12/01/2003
Brief description: 2 envelopes containing annotated correspondence dated September 2003 - October 2003 from/to: Jonathan Agronsky, Keith Kennedy, Hon. J.T. Rutherford, Larry Wells, Jack Bales, Steve Davis, Connie Todd, Ben Peeler, Tom and Betty Smith, William Townsley, family, Jerry Gottleib, Celia Morris, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Joan Bingham in reference to (but not limited to): personal matters, King’s health, sports,  King’s dog Buster, family matters, Lanvil Gilbert, political matters,  Willie Morris story, President Kennedy’s assassination, Medgar Evers book, Steve Davis’ book, “The Best Little Statehouse in Texas”, Beth Perkins,  “Dead Presidents”, Plimpton’s death.
 
 
Accession # 2004-002
Received 01/08/2004
Brief description: 2 envelopes containing correspondence (dated November 2003)from/to: Steve Davis, Judy Alter, Celia Morris, Keith Kennedy, Bob & Billie Dyer, Jack Bales, Ben Peeler, and family in reference to (but not limited to): political matters, Sidney Brammer, Lanvil Gilbert, jokes, sports, “Best Little Statehouse”, photos of Larry L. King, family matters, “Texas Literary Outlaws”, King’s health problems, Willie Morris, “Texas Observer”, Halberstam, Jim Lehrer.
 
 
Accession # 2004-003
Received 01/09/2004
Brief description: 1 envelope containing annotated correspondence (dated November 2003 - December 2003) from/to: Keith Kennedy, Celia Morris, Mary Jo Kennard, Mrs. Minell White, family, Cathleen Tiefa, in reference to (but not limited to): Lanvil Leon Gilbert, political jokes, Holidays, Willie Morris, personal matters, Dean writers cookbook, Jimmy McCourt, sports and political matters.
Also included 7 page typed excerpt from “The Texas Observer” titled “Remembering a Personal Hero” (in reference to Lanvil Leon Gilbert) by Larry L. King, dated December 2003.
 
 
Accession # 2004-017
Received 01/27/2004
Brief description: Material in reference to the Willie Morris manuscript written by Larry L. King.
Materials include:
- 1 envelope containing annotated correspondence, dates range from February 2001 - August 2002, from/to: Evan Smith, Brian Sweany, family, Jack Bales, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Ed Yoder, Seetha Srinvasan, Larry Wells Faulkner, John Spong and others.
- various annotated rough drafts of the manuscript
- notes
- newspaper clippings
- photocopy of “What Happened at Harper’s” by Stuart Little
 
 
Accession # 2004-018
Received 01/28/2004
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence, dates from December 2003 to January 2004, from/to: Jack Bales, Texas Observer, Keith Kennedy, Edwin Barber, family, Celia Morris, Russell Harding, Ben Peeler, John H. and Polly Montgomery, Joan Shrader, Adrian Lindsey, Jean Legg, Mary Jo Kennard, in reference to (but not limited to): travels, Willie Morris, sports matters, family matters, politics, Lanvil Gilbert, the holidays, birthday wishes.
Also included: photocopy of obituary of Lanvil Leon Gilbert, Holiday cards, invitations, 2003 wall calendar.
 
 
Accession # 2004-047
Received 03/03/2004
Brief description: One envelope containing annotated correspondence dated January 200r, from/to Russ Harding, family, Texas Observer, John Spong, Ben Peeler,  Delmon Hodges, David Courtney, Bill Fitzhugh, Celia Morris, John H. & Polly Montgomery, Barbara Belejack, Steve Davis, Connie Todd, Char Miller in reference to (but not limited to) sports, Ben Peeler’s health, Lanvil Gilbert, Willie Morris, Texas Music Exhibit at Austin Airport, family matters.
Also included numerous reviews on Larry L. King’s “Night Hank Williams Died”, Christmas cards and various brochures, tickets and programs from “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”.
 
 
Accession # 2004-049
Received 03/08/2004
Brief description: Two envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated February 2004) from/to: Keith Kennedy, Mary Margaret Farabee, Carl William, Steve Davis, family, Jean Legg, Jack Bales, Adrian Lindsey, Joseph Barlow Herget, Joan Shrader, Celia Morris, Charles Backus, Ben Peeler in reference to (but not limited to):Texas Literary Outlaws, Willie Morris, Lanvil Gilbert, family matters, politics, Dead President’s Club, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”.
 
 
Accession # 2004-065
Received 04/01/2004
Brief description: 3 envelopes containing annotated correspondence (dated January - March 2004) from/to: David Halberstam, Carl Bailey, Michele Miller, Ben Peeler, Emma Burnett, Neal Morgan, Melissa Burnett, Chet Edwards, Jack Bales, Bud Shrake, Steve Davis, Sean Mitchell, Keith Kennedy, Celia Morris, Judy Alter, Lynn Coleman, Connie Todd, Char Miller (and many others) in reference (but not limited to): Marshall Frady, “Texas Literary Outlaws”, health matters, Charlie Wilson, sports matters, political matters, family, Jim Lehrer quote, obituary on Ben Peeler, notes on The Passion by Steve Martin of the New Yorker, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Texas Observer”, Willie Morris.
 
 
Accession # 2004-081
Received 04/13/2004
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated July - August 1998 from/to: Bill Wittliff, Connie Todd, Bud Shrake, Shannon Davies, and Dick Holland. Most correspondence is in reference to the making of “Larry L. King: A Life in Letters” and the frustration that went with it.
 
 
Accession # 2004-096
Received 04/30/2004
Brief description: Four envelopes containing correspondence dated March - April 2004 from/to:  Keith Kennedy, Stephen Bates, Joseph Barlow Herget, Jack Bales, John Spong, Ellen Garza, Jean Legg, Don Toner, Paul Pierce, Melissa Hale Burnett, Neal Morgan, Celia Morris, family, Larry White, Larry Wells, Judy Alter, Steve Davis, Ben Peeler (and others) in reference to (but not limited to): jokes, John Graves Book, political matters, sports, Willie Morris, family matters, Jim Papenny’s death, “The Dead President’s Club”, Paul McCollum’s death, “Texas Literary Outlaws”, “Ho House”, Norman Mott, holidays.
 
 
Accession # 2004-117
Received 06/08/2004
Brief description: Three envelopes containing correspondence dated April to May 2004 from/to: family, Steve Davis, Judy Alter, Celia Morris, Emma Burnett, Bud Shrake, Jack Bales, Jean Legg, Paul Pierce, Connie Todd in reference to (but not limited to): Texas Literary Outlaws, John Seigenthaler, “Who’s Who In America”, Harry McPherson’s, But Not for Love, Dead President’s Club, Willie Morris, personal matters, sports matters, GW Bailey, political matters.
 
 
Accession # 2004-121
Received 07/13/2004
Brief description: 2 envelopes containing correspondence, dated 05/2004 - 06/2004 from/to: Sally Rankin, family, Jack Bales, Stephen Bates, Faulkner, Steve Davis, Dr. Querry, Jean Legg, Ben Peeler, John Spong, Paul R. Tetreault, Celia Morris, Tom and Jean Wilson, Keith Kennedy, Joseph Barlow Herget, Don Cotton, Larry Wells, Shelton Williams, Janell Williams in reference to (but not limited to): Willie Morris, review of Graves book, Buddy (King’s dog), politics and sports mattes, Hemingway Stadium, Texas Literary Outlaws, Whorehouse tour, The Dead Presidents’ Club, Nat Turner, Glen Wilson, Merle Worth, John Seigenthaler, Charlie, Wilson, and sports matters.
Also included: invitation to The Directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation with Conrad Cafritz to honor E.L. Doctorow, photocopies of articles from Austin American Statesman featuring “Texas Literary Outlaws” written by Steve Davis, copy of review made by Larry King of Myself and Strangers: A Memoir of Apprenticeship by John Graves, political add from Chet Edwards for Congress, political add from John Kerry for President.
 
 
Accession # 2004-125
Received 07/14/2004
Brief description: 2 envelopes containing correspondence, dated  04/2004 - 05/2004, from/to: Stephen Bates, Jack Bales, Larry White, Ron Querry, Walter Mitchell, Mary Jo Kennard, Steve Davis, Celia Morris, Alex Legg, Jean Legg, Connie Todd, family, Dalgis Gonzalez, Carol Hall, Peter Masterson, Thomas Selz, Jack Bales, Larry Wells, John Seigenthaler, Carl Williams, June Terry, Shelton L. Williams, Emma Burnett, Mary Margaret Farabee in reference to (but not limited to): Myself and Strangers  by John Graves, sports matters, Willie Morris, Texas Literary Outlaws by Steve Davis, obituary of Ernestine Joy Gilbert, Lazo Brown, family matters, Jimmy Polk, John Graves book review, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, family matters.
 
 
Accession # 2004-136
Received 07/26/2004
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated June - July 2004 from/to: Jack Bales, Paul Pierce, Thomas Selz, Celia Morris, Steve Davis, Keith Kennedy, Jean Legg, family, Tina Ybarra, JoAnne Prichard Morris in reference to (but not limited to): family matters, Willie Morris, “Discover America”, sports, Dead Presidents Club, “Texas Literary Outlaws”, politics, family matters, “Confessions of a White Racist”.
 
 
Accession # 2004-150
Received 08/31/2004
Brief description: Five envelopes containing correspondence dated July 2004 - August 2004 from/to: Jack Bales, Kristan Fletcher, Joseph Barlow Herget, Jack Bales, Ron Querry, Celia Morris, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Barbara Smith, family, David Rae Morris, Judy Alter, Steve Davis, Edward Nawotka, Jan Reid, Keith Kennedy, Larry Wells, Jean Legg, Bud Shrake, and John Spong in reference to (but not limited to): political matters, The Springer Ghost Book, Joe McGinniss, Texas Literary Outlaws, Willie Morris, sports matters, Atrial Fibrillation, McMurtry’s review of Clinton’s book, personal matters, Sheldon Hackney, jokes, “Best Little Whorehouse”, book festival, “The Dead Presidents Club”.
 
 
Accession # 2004-175
Received 10/08/2004
Brief description: Two envelopes containing correspondence dated August 2004 - September 2004 from/to: David Rae Morris, Jack Bales, Steve Davis, Jean Legg, William Byrne, Jack Bales, JoAnne Prichard, Judy Alter, Emma Burnett, John Spong, Celia Morris, Jan Reid, Henderson Forsythe, Doug Zabel, Larry Wells, Charlie Wilson, family, Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld in reference to (but not limited to): Willie Morris, sports, reviews of Texas Literary Outlaws by Steve Davis,  Norman Mailer, Dead President’s Club, family matters, political matters, Texas Book Festival.
Also included article by Larry L. King for the Old Sorehead Gazette titled “Solving the Mysteries of the Wheelbarrow and Other Complicated Modern Machinery”.
 
 
Accession # 2004-198
Received 12/14/2004
Brief description: Two envelopes containing correspondence dated August 2004 -
October 2004 from/to: Emmett F. McCoy, Charlie Wilson, Lawrence Weldon Raymond King, Floyd King, Carl William, Steve Davis, William A. Glidewell, Springer Opera House, Ben Peeler, Ben Z. Grant, Ann Rutherford, Jack Bales, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Tomas and Isabella, Judy Alter, Edward Nawotka, family, Jean Legg, Dorothy Browne, Lyn Coleman, Carl Bailey, Connie Todd, James Wright, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Spong, and Patrick Oliphant in reference to (but not limited to): Willie Morris, personal matters, sports, jokes, political matters, Sarah Rutherford, “The Dunce” by Mary Jacoby, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, “Texas Literary Outlaws”, Texas Book Festival, donation to the SWWC, McCoys, and “The Dead Presidents Club”.
Also included: thank you notes, receipts, and postcards.
 
 
Accession # 2004-208
Received 12/15/2004
Brief description: Two envelopes containing correspondence dated October 2004
from/to: Susan Walker, Judy Alter, Steve Davis, Jack Bales, Larry & Dean Faulkner Wells, Jan Reid, family, Celia Morris, Edward Nawotka, Bill Wyman, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Norman Mailer, John Spong, Thomas Selz, Mary Margaret Farabee and Emma Burnett in reference to (but not limited to): “Texas Literary Outlaws”, sports, Texas Book Festival, Willie Morris book and family matters.
Also included: print out of King’s reading at the Texas Book Festival, handwritten letter from Davis Blake Carter, handwritten letter from Carl William, print out of Who’s Who in America (features Larry L. King), and copy of receipts.
 
 
Accession # 2004-209
Received 12/15/2004
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated November 2004
from/to: Ben Guttery, Steve Davis, Edward Nawotka, Joseph Barlow Herget, Jack Bales, family, John Spong, Tomas and Isabella Smith, Celia Morris, in reference to (but not limited to): Texas Arts Community, political matters, the Texas Book Festival, football, Juanita’s operation, and vacation holiday plans.
 
 
Accession # 2005-008
Received 1/24/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated November 2004 - December 2004 from/to: Dean Orton, Charles S. Blankenship, Dwain Kelly, Celia Morris, family, Katy Vine, Jean Legg, Leslie Baldwin, A.L. Lindsey, Jack Bales, Steve Davis, Tomas & Isabella Smith, Larry Wells, Stan Gilbert, Judy Alter, Connie Todd, and David Courtney in reference to (but not limited to): Juanita’s health, Willie Morris book, political matters, Texas Observer book, jokes, Larry Brown’s funeral, David Rae article, family matters, Literary Outlaws, sports matters, and donations made by Larry L. King.
 
 
Accession # 2005-010
Received 1/24/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated December 2004 - January 2005 from/to: Tom and Jean Wilson, family, Ann Rutherford, Pilgrim, Steve Davis, and Judy Alter in reference to (but not limited to): David Halberstam, Glen P. Wilson’s obituary, Willie Morris, “Texas Literary Outlaws”, and a “Texas Monthly” piece.
Also included is a 2004-2005 Ford’s Theatre calendar and various holiday cards.
 
 
Accession # 2005-039
Received 03/21/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated February 2005 - March 2005 from/to: Kate Lehrer, family, Jack Bales, Trudy Ray, Lois, Joan Bingham, & Larry Wells in reference to (but not limited to):  Willie Morris, family matters, Roger Miller, Bob Loomis & Medgar Evers.
 
 
Accession # 2005-040
Received 03/21/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated January 2005 - February 2005 from/to:  Mark Ramont, Celia Morris, Trudy C., Jeff Salamon, Jack Bales, Joy Zinoman, family, Seetha Srinivasan, Paul Tetreault, Ray Doyle, Adrian, David Courtney, Tom and Betty Smith, and Russ Harding in reference to (but not limited to):  “Dead President’s Club”, Ford’s Theatre, Willie Morris, Shirley Leach Courtney, family matters, and internet article titled “Fear and loathing, Texas Style”.
 
Also included; card from Marley Joyce dated Feb. 22, 2005, newspaper clipping from the Washington Post dated Feb. 15, 2005, which features small article about “The Dead Presidents’ Club”, typed letter from Carol Schwartz dated Feb. 15, 2005, and card from Jackson R. Bryer dated Feb. 16, 2005.
 
 
Accession # 2005-052
Received 3/22/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated January 2005 to/from: Edward M. Kennedy, Joan Shrater, Adrian Lindsey, David Rae Morris, John Spong, Harry Pilgrim, family, Jack Bales, Lara George, Mary Herman, Mary Arnold, Carol Hall, Ron Querry, Walter Anderson, Sid Mills, Emma Burnett, Celia Morris, William Byrne, David Rae Morris, Juanita Peeler, Evelyn Bailey & Walter Anderson in reference to (but not limited to):  political matters, Willie Morris, Sally Quinn’s mother, sports, family matters, Texas chili, bad weather, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, & Samuel French.
 
 
Accession # 2005-055
Received 03/22/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated January 2005 - February 2005 to/from: Eric Schaeffer, Bill Wyman, Carl William, Bud Mims, Walter Anderson, Neal Morgan, David Courtney, John Spong, Jean Legg, Jack Bales, Jill Conner Browne, Sid Mills, Mark Ramont & Paul Tetreault, Ken Ludwig, Janet Silver, Bob Loomis, family, Scott Moyers, Ed Barber, Alice E. Mayhew, Gail Winston, Nan A. Talese, Joan Bingham, and Seetha Srinivasan in reference to (but not limited to): Willie Morris, David Courtney’s mother, J.T. Rutherford, sports and family matters, “Dead Presidents’ Club”, Ford Theater event, political matters, and “The Best Little Whorehouse”.
 
 
Accession # 2005-069
Received 4/28/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated from March - April 2005 from/to:Jack Bales, Gail Winston, Shaye Arehart, Seetha Srinivasan, Dean F. Wells, Lee C. Sioles, Barlow Herget, John W. Easterly, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Pilgrim, Phoebe Hwang, Charles Backus, Judy Alter, Daniel Watterman, family, Peter Osnos, John Seigenthaler, Shaye Arehart, David Patterson, Karl Fleming, Jean Legg, John Spong, Ron Querry, and Dan Waterman in reference to (but not limited to):  Most of these emails and snail mail letters are in reference to King’s book In Search of Willie Morris which is yet to be published. King requests that we restrict access until a year after his book has been published.
 
 
Accession # 2005-079
Received 05/17/2005
Brief description: One sealed envelope, which contains RESTRICTED correspondence relating to King’s book on Willie Morris.  The envelope must remain sealed until 05/10/2007.
 
 
Accession # 2005-083
Received 05/20/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated from February - April 2005 from/to: Barry Hannah, Carl W. Bailey, Tomas & Isabella, Neal, Ned Morgan, Jack Bales, Washington Independent Writers, Judy Alter, Paul R. Tetreault, Jean Legg, Roy Bode, Emma Burnett, Carol Larsen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Larry Wells, Diane Thompson Boland, family, Don Toner, and Karl Fleming in reference to (but not limited to): politics, invites, personal matters, friend's health, jokes, Willie Morris book, “The Dead Presidents' Club”, “Big River”, and sports.
 
 
Accession # 2005-091
Received 06/08/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated March - May 2005, to/from: family, Thad Cochran, Taddy McAllister, Seetha Srinivasan, Ben Grant, Carl William, Steve Davis, Charles Backus, David Patterson, Tomas & Isabella, Hon. James C. Wright, Jr., Bill Neal, Jack Bales, & Bud Shrake, in reference to (but not limited to): Dead Presidents’ Club, Willie Morris, naming of Toll Road, sports matters, Boston Globe editorial, family matters, politics, & Shaye Areheart.
 
 
Accession # 2005-107
Received 06/29/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated May-June 2005 to/from: family, Norman Mailer, Tomas and Isabella Smith, Bud Lindsey, Russell Harding, Steve Davis, Permian Basin Foundation, Jean Legg, Charlena Chandler, William F. Glidewell, John Spong, Judy Alter & Bill Neal in reference to (but limited to): travel plans, Dan Jenkins story, SWWC King archives, donations, sports matters, family matters, James Crumley, “Old Sorehead Gazette”, “My Mother's Fear of Mother Nature” by Larry L. King, & “Fort Worth” book.
Also included various thank you notes from various organizations in reference to donations made by King and one sealed envelope, which contains RESTRICTED correspondence relating to King's book on Willie Morris.  The envelope must remain sealed until 06/27/2007.
 
 
Accession # 2005-133
Received 9/13/2005
Brief description: One envelope containing correspondence dated May - August 2005 to/from: Bill and Gayla Nala, Jack Bales, Celia Morris, John Kerr, Carl Bailey, Judy Alter, Steve Davis, Charlena Chandler, Larry Poage, Ed Yoder, Gov. Howard Dean, John Spong, family, Tomas & Isabella Smith, Juanita Peeler, David Patterson, Sydney S. Weaver, Roy Bode, David Rae Morris, Keith Kennedy, Karen Stevens, Harry Marlin, James Wright, Bruce Newman, “Big John” King, Loyce Reid, Wesley Rutherford, Michael Blackman, Joseph Barlow, JoAnne Morris, Jill Connor Browne, Jean Legg, and Clark Odom.
In reference to but not limited to: politics, Willie Morris, Jal Museum, Jim Wright book reception, book sales, family matters, Kennedys, “WGAE Writers Walk Out on Project in Protest”, Cormac McCarthy, political matters, photos, Bob Klotlowitz, Texas Monthly & Faux Faulkner, Peter Osnos, Texas Book Festival, Burke’s books, and miscellaneous materials.
Also included an 8x10 b/w photo of Larry L. King & JoAnne Prichard Morris.
 
 
Accession # 2005-151
Received 10/25/2005
Brief description: Two envelopes containing several letters of correspondence (dated July – September 2005) from/to; family, Janelle B. Mathis, Ph.D., Clark Odom, David Patterson, Celia Morris, Hubert Worley, Steve Davis, Jack Bales, Carl William, Bud Shrake, Judy Alter, in reference to (but not limited to); Willie Morris, The Arts Guild of Denton, No Country for Old Men, family matters, Jane Rule Burdine’s photos, sports matters, receipts, and King’s personal health.
 
 
Accession # 2006-001
Received 1/03/2006
Brief description: Two envelopes containing various letters of correspondence (dated July – November 2005) to/from: Jack Bales, David Patterson, Melissa Raymond, Dr. Ribera, Bo, Felicia Pride, Steve Davis,  Robert Kimzey, Celia Morris, Larry White, Carol Hall, family, Joseph Barlow Herget, Juanita Peeler, Karen Stevens, John Spong, Jean Legg in reference to (but not limited to): sports matters, publisher info, Cubs book idea, Willie Morris manuscript, Holidays and such, family matters, Wren’s heart treatment, books & stuff, smoking, “The Dead Presidents”, Texas literature, copy of manuscript “In Search of Willie Morris”, politics, article by Nora Ephron, Authors Guild and paperwork regarding list of works by King, & doctors.
 
 
Accession # 2006-011
Received 01/24/2006
Brief description: One envelope containing various letters of correspondence (dated November - December 2005) from; Celia Morris, Tomas Y Isbella, Chad Grande, Melissa Raymond, family, Steve Davis, Jack Bales, Kyle Jennings, David Patterson and, Pamela Colloff in reference to (but not limited to); family matters, Willie Morris, sports matters, KCRS radio station, Courage panel, holidays, Tiny Times, and Kiss & Kill
 
 
Accession # 2006-056
Received 3/31/2006
Brief description: One audiocassette of Larry L. King’s appearance on the Diane Rehm Show, March 7, 2006
 
 
Accession # 2006-057
Received 3/31/2006
Brief description: One envelope containing several letters of annotated correspondence (dated November 2005 -February 2006) from/to: Joe Barbato, family, Don Graul, Jaime Leiter, Jack Bales, Jean Legg, Juanita Peeler, Susie James, Melissa Raymond, David Patterson, and Celia Morris in reference to (but not limited to): various charities, family matters, Willie Morris, holidays and politics.  Also included various invites and brochures.
 
 
Accession # 2006-058
Received 3/31/2006
Brief description: Two envelopes containing several letters of correspondence (dated January - February 2006 ) from/to:  David Rae Morris, Jack Bales, David Patterson, Stan Gilbert, Jr., family, Lynn Coleman, John Spong, Susan Walker, Bud Shrake, Emma Burnett and many others in reference to (but not limited to): political jokes, Willie Morris, family matters, reviews in Publisher Weekly, Larry L. King Theatre, C-Span, reviews and a Texas Monthly article.
 
 
Accession # 2006-062
Received 04/13/2006
Brief description: Two envelopes containing several letters of correspondence (dated February - March 2006 ) from/to:  Lynn Coleman, Steve Davis, David Patterson, Whitney Peeling, family, Jack Bales, Mark Johnson, John Spong, Harry Marlin, Karri Mitchell, Larry Poage, Neal Morgan, Emma Burnett, Jeff Salamon and many others in reference to (but not limited to): Texas Book Festival, Diane Rehm, Willie Morris, politics, reviews of Willie Morris book, Ann Richards, travels, Shrake’s book, Texas Literary Outlaws, and family matters.  Also included many invitations.
 
 
Accession # 2006-071
Received 04/28/2006
Brief description: Correspondence and newspaper clippings, dates range from 1/2006 - 4/2006.
 
 
Accession # 2006-080
Received 05/09/2006
Brief description: One book titled The Best Plays of 1977 - 1978 edited by Otis L. Guernsey Jr., King’s Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is featured on pages 261 - 276.
 
 
Accession # 2006-094
Received 05/22/2006
Brief description: Two envelopes containing several letters of correspondence (dated February - April 2006) from/to:  Ann J. Abadie, family, Joe Anne Prichard Morris, Whitney Peeling, David Peterson, Mary Beth, Evan Smith, John Spong, Emma Burnett, John H. Montgomery, Ben Z. Grant, Carl Williams, Juanita Peeler, Ann Rutherford, Mark Johnson, Connie Todd, Joe Barbato, Gary Keith, Vickie Gomez, David Morgan, Diane Smook, Dean Orton, and many others in reference to (but not limited to): Willie Morris book, publicity line-up, Oxford Conference for the Book, donations for the Larry L. King theatre project, family matters, catching with old friends, Washington Writers Conference, reviews from Willie Morris book, congratulations on Willie book, and thank you notes.  Also included: newspaper clippings, brochures & book marks advertising Willie Morris book, copy of the Southern Register dated winter 2006 and postcards & invites.
 
 
Accession # 2006-095
Received 05/22/2006
Brief description: Two envelopes containing several letters of correspondence (dated February 2006) from/to: Emma Burnett, Juanita Peeler, Jean Legg, Jack Bales, David Patterson, John Spong, Whitney Peeling, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Susan Walker, Jeff Salamon, Carl Bailey, Joe Barbato, Norman Mailer, family, and many others in reference to (but not limited to): congratulations for Larry L. King Theatre in Austin, Willie Morris book, Who’s Who in the East, looking for guest writers, reviews for Willie Morris book, Larry L. King theatre, letter of intent for Presley/Rinconi, family matters, Mr. Possum, Dead Presidents’ Club, interview with NPR, WIW interview.  Also included: “Remembering The Last ‘Good’” War by Larry L. King written for The Old Sorehead Gazette and  “Where Have the Years Gone?” by Larry L. King written for The Old Sorehead Gazette.
 
 
Accession # 2006-096
Received 05/22/2006
Brief description: One envelope containing several letters of correspondence (dated March - May 2006) from/to: Emma Burnett, Juanita Peeler,  Jack Bales, David Patterson, John Spong, Whitney Peeling, family, Steve Davis, Grady Smith, Mark Johnson, Adrian Lindsey, and many others in reference to (but not limited to): TM interview, Willie Morris book, TX book festival, recent mailed packages to SWWC, family matters and the Dead Presidents.
 
 
Accession # 2006-098
Received 05/22/2006
Brief description: One 22x14 poster from The Night Hank Williams Died written by Larry L. King, poster by Pat Oliphant.  Poster is signed by Richard McWilliams, Ev Lunning, Pat Oliphant, and others.
 
 
Accession # 2006-105
Received 06/23/2006
Brief description: One envelope containing several letters of correspondence (dated March - May 2006) from/to: David Patterson, Ann J. Abadie, Jack Bales, Emma Burnett, Enis Holms, John Spong, Jacqueline Salit, Bob Loomis, Jack Walsdorf, Carl Bailey, Barbara Irvine, Celia Morris, Steve Davis, Larry White and others, in reference to (but not limited to): Willie Morris book, reviews, political contributions, copy of Willie Morris an exhaustive annotated bibliography and a biography by Jack Bales, Enis Holms, SWWC Gala celebration, Texas trip, family matters, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Moyer’s speech at Hamilton College, “Pass the Bread”, and sports matters.
 
 
Accession # 2006-127
Received 7/25/2006
Brief description: Three envelopes containing several letters of correspondence, via email and snail mail (dated March - June  2006)from/to:  Harry Marlin, family, Donald O. Graul, Jr., Ken Broadnax, Mary Jo Kennard, Connie Todd, family, Barbarto Associates, Carl William, Nadine Brammer Eckhardt, Dr. Robert D. Loomis, Jean Legg, Dorothy Browne, Christopher Colston, Jack Bales, Whitney Peeling, Steve Davis, Mark Busby, David Patterson, Grady Smith, Emma Burnett and many others, in reference to (but not limited to): family matters, friend Don’s health, Louis Armstrong, weather, Willie Morris, health concerns, Washington Writers Conference, reviews of In Search of Willie Morris, Nora Ephron, Bob Loomis, sports matters, dedication of Larry L. King theatre, panel session on “Memoir and Fiction: Bridging the Divide” and Mo Udall.
Along with correspondence is one complete photocopy of 2nd draft typed playscript “The Dead Presidents Club” by Larry L. King  dated September 1995.
 
 
Accession # 2006-138
Received 08/13/2006
Brief description: One envelope of correspondence dated June - July, 2006 from/to: Betty W. Kemper, R.E. Pearson, Jack Bales, Sherri Rivers, Connie Todd, Wesley Rutherford, Whitney Peeling, Julie Ferdon, Mark Johnson, family, Celia Morris, Pamela Colloff, Judy Alter, Emma Burnett, Mark A. Merriman, Evan Smith, David Courtney, and many others, in reference to (but not limited to): Dead President’s Club, book reviews of In Search of Willie Morris, article on King on OA Online, “Washington Post” article, Google Alert for Larry L. King, Willie Morris, trip to Washington DC, piece on Louis Armstrong,  Texas book festival, surprise party for John Spong, family matters, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, and sports matters.
Also included print out photo of King at book signing, thank you note from William Jefferson Clinton in reference to King’s book, letter from Carol Schwartz,  thank you note from Jim Lehrer, thank you card from Sherri Rivers, newspaper clipping from The Dallas Morning News which features article on King’s book In Search of Willie Morris, and photocopy of letter addressed “Dear Mickey” (Mickey Mantel) from Bob Fishel (New York Yankees Inc.) dated December 14,1972.
 
 
Accession # 2006-153
Received 08/14/2006
Brief description: One book entitled Willie Morris: An Exhaustive Annotated Bibliography and a Biography  by Jack Bales, foreword by Rick Bragg published by McFarland & Company, Inc., in 2006.  Hardback book measures 7 ¼” x 10 ¼” and is inscribed to the SWWC by Jack Bales.  Photograph of Morris and his dog on cover.
Inscription reads:
For the Southwestern Writers Collection – Willie Morris always had a warm spot in his big heart for Texas.  My good friend Larry L. King helped me a great deal with this book, and we hope this volume chronicling the life and work of our friend will be enjoyed by Texas readers.
Dated July 28, 2006
 
 
Accession # 2006-171
Received 09/12/2006
Brief description: original manuscript of King’s latest book In Search of Willie Morris: The See-saw life of a legendary editor/writer  described by King “original manuscript as edited in New York by David Patterson of Public Affairs Books with my own comments” LLK 8/30/2006”. 7 photos for use in the book and a CD with photo scans, along with a brief description of 2 of the photos.
 
 
Accession # 2006-174
Received 08/31/2006
Brief description: Correspondence, largely about the formation of the Larry L. King Theatre and the annual Larry L. King New Texas Play Festival; articles by and about King and his work, and listings of King’s plays being performed around the nation.
 
Box      38      
folder 
 5                    
Articles and reviews of King’s book Larry L. King: A Writer’s Life of Letters
6
Articles by King
Information about Texas Book Festival and 8 photos
Information about the National Book Festival
7
Listings for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and  The Dead    Presidents’ Club, Information about the Austin Playhouse
8
Correspondence dating July 27 through August 16, 2006;        
Correspondents include John Spong, Sherri Rivers, Don Toner, Evan Smith, Wesley Rutherford, Bud Shrake, David Halberstam, Betty Kemper, Horace
Weiner, family, George Jackson Jr., Harry Marlin, Jack Bales, Grady Smith, Jean Rather, Steve Davis, Mark Johnson, Rose Pearson, and “Tomas y Isabella”
 
 
Accession # 2006-175
Received 09/05/2006
Brief description: Correspondence from August 10 through August 27, 2006, one copy of article by King submitted to the Old Sorehead Gazette “The Homefront: World War II”, materials relating to the production of “The Dead Presidents’ Club”, printouts of digital photos of King’s booksigning in Mississippi, a family member’s trip to France, and a Texas Institute of Letters July/August Newsletter.
Box                 
38      
folder 
9                     
Materials relating to the production of “The Dead Presidents’ Club”
Printouts of digital photos of King’s booksigning in         Mississippi
One Texas Institute of Letters July/August Newsletter
Printouts of digital photos of a family member’s trip to France
10                  
Article by King submitted to the Old Sorehead Gazette titled “The Homefront: World War II” August 2000
11                  
Correspondence from August 10 through August 27, 2006.                  Correspondents include Harry Reasoner, family, Sam Douglas, Keith Kennedy, “Tomas y Isabella”, Rose Pearson, Jack Bales, Larry Wells, Nate Blakeslee, Darwin Payne, Susan Walker, and copies of letters sent to members of the Carr P. Collins book award committee recommending “In Search of Willie Morris” for the Best Book of Nonfiction award.
 
 
Accession # 2006-180
Received 10/04/2006
Brief description: Correspondence from September 2006 - subjects include King’s trip to Texas for the theater dedication, the passing of Ann Richards, and The Friends of Carlos Monzon by Bud Shrake.  Also included are printout of digital pictures at King’s house on Christmas Eve 2005, a draft of an article written by King for the Odessa American, and a copy of the play, The Friends of Carlos Monzon by Bud Shrake.
Box      folder
38       12       Correspondence dating September 12 through Oct. 3,2006;    
                        Correspondents include “Tomas y Isabella”, Edward Kennedy, family,  Hollace Ava Weiner, Michael McCaleb, Chris Colston,  Loyce “Wart” Reid, Joanie Shrader, Julie Ferdon, Grady Smith, Jan Buttram, Betty Wink Kemper, Andrew Solomon, Emma Burnett, Mark Johnson, Chris Cadenhead, BethJepson, John Spong,  Jack Bales, Bud Shrake, Celia Morris
 
            13       Email from Ken Brodnax including articles written by Brodnax about King’s book “In Search of Willie Morris” and on the dedication of the Larry L. King Theater from the Odessa American newspaper.
Draft of article written by King on the dedication of the King Theater, sent to Ken Brodnax for possible inclusion in the Odessa American, Sept. 4, 2006
Page from an article in the Washingtonian which lists Larry L. King as a “neighbor” to Bill Frist, who may selling his “gated mansion” in 2008.
Thank you letter to King from the “Bill Richardson for Governor” campaign for a $100 donation
Letter from “Chet Edwards for Congress” with King’s handwriting which reads “sent another $100 9-21- 06-LLK”
Royalty statement from Texas A&M University Press for August 2006
Eight digital photos printed out from King’s house on Christmas 2005
Letter to King from Carl William, August 10, 2006. Included is a photocopy of Power Play, a commentary by Mickey Edwards, as it appeared in The Playboy Forum
 
            14       The Friends of Carlos Monzon, a play by Bud Shrake
                        Correspondence about The Friends of Carlos Monzon                  
 
 
Accession # 2006-194
Received 10/11/2006
Brief description: Two envelopes containing mainly correspondence from August to October, 2006. Subjects include Jack Bales’ book on Willie Morris, dedication of the King theater, the Texas book festival, Shrake’s play The Friends of Carlos Monzon ,  King’s manuscript Safe at Home: Life in World War II America, King’s Popsicle Lounge manuscript,  The Dead Presidents Club, the passing of Nellie Connally, King’s book In Search of Willie Morris and the Oxford conference on the book, All the King’s Men, the Shrake anthology, Charlie Wilson’s War, and King’s ailing dog, Buddy.
 
Box 38                        folder 15       
Correspondence dating Aug. 27 through Sept. 6, 2006. 
Correspondents include Bud Shrake, family,  Jack Bales, Celia Morris, Melissa Hale Burnett, Ben Grant, Sam Douglas, John Spong, David Patterson,  “Tomas y Isabella”, Chris Colston, Michael McCaleb, Rose Pearson, Carl Bailey, Jean Legg,  Lynn Coleman,  Russ Harding, Loyce “Wart” Reid.
 
A letter from the Texas Observer thanking King for a donation.
 
Review of King’s book In Search of Willie Morris from the Decatur Daily, August 27, 2006 (printout from website – two copies).
 
Box 38                        folder 16      
Correspondence dating May 1 through Oct. 12, 2006.
Correspondents include Jane Miller Chai, Steve Davis, family,
Andrew Solomon, John Spong, Joanie Shrader, Betty Kemper, Bud Shrake, Loyce “Wart” Reid, Grady Smith, Eddie Green, Lewis Beale,  James Wright,  Jack Bales, Celia Morris, Ken Brodnax, “Trudy and Ray”, Melissa Hale Burnett, Emma Burnett, Taddy McAllister, Larry White,  Joshua Levine, David Engleman, David McHam,  and Willow Norton.
                       
An ad for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas to benefit the Actors’ Fund, from the New York Times; Oct. 13, 2006, along with a short King biography.
 
Email from the Democratic party asking for volunteers.
Prelude, the Austin Playhouse newsletter with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas on the cover, May 2006.
 
Photocopy of a story from the Odessa American, Sept. 27, 2006 by Ken Brodnax on the theater dedication.
 
A statement from the Literary Works in Electronic Databases on King’s work The Night Hank Williams Dies and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in a magazine article.
 
 
 
Accession # 2006-203
Received 11/16/2006
Brief description: Material consists mainly of correspondence from November 2 through November 16, 2006; a few pieces are from July, September and October of 2006. Also included is an article written by King on the passing of J. T. Rutherford.
 
Box 38 folder 17
Correspondents include Inman Mays, Heather Lawson, Sam Douglas, Barbara Inglehart, Mark Johnson, family, Vickie Gomez, Jack Bales, Harry Marlin, Bud Shrake, Lois Fiore, Jean Legg, Lynn Coleman, Keith Kennedy, Joanie Shrader, Joseph Herget, Michael Blackman, Rose Pearson, Juanita Peeler, Ann Rutherford, David Patterson, Steve Davis and others.
Subjects include the King theater dedication, the showing of The Night Hank Williams Died, requests to film a documentary on King’s life, the Washington-Dallas football game and the passing of J. T. Rutherford.
 
Box 38 folder 18
Invitation to the grand opening of the Larry L. King Theatre.
An article by Lewis Beale on the opening of the theatre.
Sixteen prints of photos from the dedication, many featuring King.
Print of photo of King with PBS host and others, October 30, 2006.
Article from the Austin Chronicle on The Night Hank Williams Died performance at the Austin Theater in November of 2006.
Newspaper clipping of the Washington Post with King’s article on Rutherford, November 11, 2006.
Front section of the Odessa American newspaper featuring King’s article on Rutherford, November 9, 2006.
Online version of the article from the Odessa American newspaper featuring King’s article on Rutherford, November 9, 2006.
 
 
Accession # 2007-016
Received 01/03/2007
Brief description: One envelope containing mainly correspondence from October to December 2006.
Subjects include the opening of the Willie Morris library, the passing of Slick Rutherford and a request for Bill Wittliff’s contact information.
 
Box 38                        folder 19       
Correspondence dating October through December 2006.       
Correspondents include Celia Morris, family, Emma Burnett, Jack Bales, Sam Douglas, Joseph Barlow Herget, Keith Kennedy, and Kathleen McCulloch.
Subjects include the Texas Book festival and King’s trip to Austin.
Holiday card from the White House.
Digital printout of photos from the opening of the Willie Morris library.
Listing for a showing of The Night Hank Williams Died.
Printout of an article which mentions King on the second page.
Photocopied review of Jack Bales book Willie Morris: An Exhaustive Annotated Bibliography and Biography.
 
 
Accession # 2007-031
Received 02/02/2007
Brief description: Material consists of three envelopes, mainly filled with correspondence, with dates ranging from October 2006 through the end of January 2007.  Correspondents include Carl William, Judy Alter and and others.  Subject matter varies.
 
Box #38          folder 20
One postcard announcing King book signing at Yellow Dog Books, In Search of Willie Morris, April 2, 2006 in Madison, MS.
Correspondents include Carl Williams, Loyce Reid, Celia Morris, Bud Shrake, Ben Grant, WC Jameson, Jean Legg, Al Davis, family, Pat and Cliff Terry, Grady Smith, Tom Mayer, Harry Marlin, Lindsey Jones, Juanita Peeler,
Wesley Rutherford, Stan and Nancy Gilbert, and Lois and Jake.  Information on the 1997 Texas Book Festival, second page showing King; listing for the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas playing in Dallas; thank you letter from Gov. Richardson with note from King that he sent $300; info on the paper back edition of In Search of Willie Morris and an article on the dedication of the King theater.
 
Box #38          folder 21
Correspondence, mainly from the month of January 2007 with correspondents including Steve Davis, Celia Morris, family, Joe Holley, Lindsey Jones, and Loyce Reid.  Subjects include King’s birthday and contains the introduction written by King for the Shrake book.  An invitation from Senator Thad Cochran to a reception honoring Bill Dunlap and William E. Winter on the publication of their work, December 5, 2006.
 
Box #38          folder 22
Correspondence from the month of January.  Correspondents include Judy Alter, Bud Shrake, family, Steve Davis, Harry Marlin, Melissa Raymond, W.C. Jameson, David Patterson, and Larry W. Faulkner. Subjects include what King wrote for the Shrake anthology and his inclusion in “an anthology of essays from the most important Texas writers”.
 
 
Accession # 2007-044
Received 03/02/2007
Brief description: One paperback edition of In Search of Willie Morris: the Mercurial Life of a Legendary Writer and Editor by Larry L. King published in 2006 by PublicAffairs.  Book is in good condition with back cover bent in corner; signed by LLK and dated 3-2-07.
 
 
Accession # 2007-045
Received 03/02/2007
Brief description: Material consists of two envelopes and the paperback edition of In Search of Willie Morris, which was accessioned separately (Acc# 2007-044) and placed in the backlog.  Material is mainly correspondence, with dates ranging from December 2006 through February 2007.  Correspondents and subject matter varies.
 
Box #38          folder 23
Correspondence, mainly emails, from Carl William, Wesley and Vonnie Rutherford, Jack Bales, Don Toner, family, Teri Brown , Lindsey Jones, Bud Shrake and others.  Subjects include the death of Molly Ivins, a family member’s birthday and the Superbowl.
 
Box #38          folder 24
One 2006 pocket calendar, from King, with notes.
Correspondence, mainly emails, from Wesley and Vonnie Rutherford, family, Celia Morris, Teresa Laffin, Mike Blackman, Texas A&M Press, Charles Backus, Mike Cochran, Norman Mailer, Bud Shrake, Jack Bales, and others.  Subjects include the deployment of a family member to Afghanistan, a Putnam High School annual and a blurb by King for the Mike Cochran book about Clayton Williams. Includes a transcript of a speech given by Molly Ivins in 2003 sent to King by Vickie Gomez.
 
 
Accession # 2007-052
Received 04/10/2007
Brief description: Material consists of one envelope and is mainly correspondence, with dates ranging from February 2007 through April 5, 2007.  Correspondents and subject matter varies.
 
Box #38          folder 25
Correspondents include Mike Cochran, Sam Douglas, Jack Bales, family, William (Bill) Wittliff, David Patterson, Betty (Rutherford) Speegle, Joan Shrader, Juanita Peeler, Whitney Peeling, Celia Morris, Barbara Mead, Lindsey Jones, Bud Shrake, Carl Bailey, Bob Giles, Loyce Reid, David Elfin, Larry Wells Faulkner and Vonnie Rutherford.
Subjects include the upcoming wedding of a family member, the Putnam Homecoming, King’s working on his WWII book, King’s book on Morris as a finalist in the TIL awards, the death  of King’s elementary teacher Evelyn Couch Bailey and the deployment of a family member to Afghanistan.  Includes one 4” x 6” black and white photo sent to King, circa 1940’s, of Joe Clark, LLK, Clarkie Vititoe and Wesley Rutherford.
 
 
Accession # 2007-105
Received 5/21/2007
Brief description: Material consists of one envelope and is mainly correspondence, with dates ranging from April 9th through May 2, 2007.
 
King Box #39             folder 1
Correspondents include family, Celia Morris, Steve Davis, Bud Shrake, Jack Bales, David Elfin, Harry Flagle(includes photo of Flagle), David Patterson, Sherri Rivers, John Spong, John Waggoner.  Subjects include the death of David Halberstam, a close friend of LLK, and the shootings at Virginia Tech.  Also included is a printout of the article by the New York Times on the death of David Halberstam, a certificate of appreciation to LLK from the Children’s Medical Center and a newspaper clipping about the Midland Community Theatre’s production of King’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.   
 
 
Accession # 2007-109
Received 5/24/2007
Brief description: One envelope containing mainly correspondence from May 2007.
Subjects include a family member’s wedding, the passing of David Halberstam  and a request for information about Willie Morris from a student working on a dissertation.
 
Box 39                        folder 2         
Correspondence, mainly in email form, with varying subject.  Correspondents include family, Bud Shrake, Jack Bales, Harry Marlin and others.  Included are pages from the online Guest Book for David Halberstam with entry by King from April 23, 2007.
 
 
Accession # 2007-117
Received 7/02/2007
Brief description: Material consists of two envelopes and is mainly email correspondence, with dates ranging from May 24 through June 19, 2007.  Correspondents and subject matter varies.
 
King Box # 39 folder 3
Correspondents include Beth Christian, John Spong, Jan Buttram, Joan Baskin, Jack Bales, family, Bud Shrake and others.  Subjects include a family member’s wedding, the passing of David Halberstam, and the publishing of King’s essay Stormy Weather and Mama’s Fears: a copy of the essay is included.
 
King Box # 39 folder 4
Correspondents include Steve Davis, family, Beth Christian, David Patterson, Peter Osnos, Jack Bales, and others.  Subjects include a family member’s wedding and the passing of David Halberstam.  Included are a Father’s Day card and printouts from the wedding registery site and a copy of the wedding schedule.
 
 
Accession # 2007-124
Received 7/21/2007
Brief description: Correspondence from June and July of 2007.   Correspondents and subject matter vary; majority consists of email exchanges.
 
King Box 39 folder 5
Correspondence from June 6 through July 12, 2007.  Correspondents include Steve Davis, Jack Bales, Edwin Yoder, George Bregman, family and Beth Christian.  Subjects include a family member’s wedding, the family of Rosemarie Coumaris King, a story on the former Congressman Jim Wright, and a program for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas production by Shakespeare at Stan Hywet.
 
King Box 39 folder 6
Correspondence from the month of July. Correspondents include George Bregman, Sherry Steinberg, Larry W. White, Beth Christian, and family.  Subjects include the family of Rosemarie Coumaris King, a request for Bud Shrake’s address, and a search for Ronnie Dugger.  Also included are fifteen, mostly black and white, photos of King’s second wife Rosemarie Coumaris Kline King, who died in 1972 at the age of 43.
 
 
Accession # 2007-161
Received 10/10/2007
Brief description:King Box 39 folder 7
Correspondence from  July 26 through August 30th of 2007.   Correspondents include Bud Sharke, family Harry Marlin, Loyce Reid, Jack Bales and others.  Subject matter varies; majority consists of email exchanges with a few newspaper clippings and digital photos printed out; includes the toast LLK gave at a wedding rehearsal dinner.
 
King Box 39 folder 8
Correspondence from August 30 through September 24th of 2007.  Correspondents include Keith Kennedy, family, Bud Shrake, Steve Davis, and others.  Subject matter varies; majority consists of email exchanges with an article by LLK titled “Stormy Weather & Mama’s Fears” - two pages from The Old Sorehead Gazette, Summer 2007.
 
 
Accession # 2007-180
Received 11/11/2007
Brief description:King Box 39 folder 9
Correspondence from October 14th through November 2, 2007.  Subjects vary and correspondents include Bob Lane, family, Celia Morris, Bud Shrake, Mark Johnson and others.
 
 
Accession # 2007-192
Received 11/20/2007
Brief description:King Box 39 folder 10
Majority of correspondence from September through October 12, 2007.  Subjects vary and include the heart transplant of Charles Wilson, the tribute to Molly Ivins from the Texas Observer written by LLK and Bud Shrake’s book Custer’s Brother’s Horse and correspondents include Bud Shrake, family, Celia Morris and others.  Also included are a Father’s Day card and a Thank You card.
 
 
Accession # 2008-006
Received 01/03/2008
Brief description:King Box #39 folder 11
Correspondence from 12/04/2007 through 01/0/12008; mainly emails and subjects include King’s birthday, health, football, and Christmas.  Correspondents include Larry Wells, Bud & Nita Lindsey, family, Dr. Mark Johnson, Bud Shrake, George Bregman, and others.  Includes a birthday card to King and printouts of digital photos of the King household on Christmas with photos of family members, including King.
 
 
Accession # 2008-020
Received 01/26/2008
Brief description: Four envelopes of correspondence from August 2007 through mid-January 2008. Correspondents include Bob Lane, Jack Bales, Steve Davis, Peter Hanke, Stan Gilbert Jr. (Larry L. King’s second cousin), Lois and Jake, family, Bud Shrake, Jim Trulock, Lindsay Arnoult, TIL, Norris Church and others.  Subjects include the death of Norman Mailer, publishing books, the holiday season, football, WAG, production at the Larry L. King stage, King’s health and recent birthday, the movie “Charlie Wilson’s War” and more.
 
King Box # 39 folder 12
Correspondence, mainly emails, from December 2007 through January 10, 2008; includes a program for “August: Osage County” at the Imperial Theater
 
King Box # 39 folder 13
Correspondence, mainly emails, from October to December 2007; includes holiday cards and a review of the play “On Caddo Lake”
 
King Box # 39 folder 14
Correspondence, mainly emails, from November 2007; includes an award given to Larry L. King for his donations to the Special Olympics
 
King Box # 39 folder 15
Correspondence, mainly emails, from November to December 2007; includes photocopies of reviews of King’s book In Search of Willie Morris
 
 
Accession # 2008-088
Received 5/07/2008
Brief description: One envelope containing various correspondence including emails and a greeting card.  Correspondents include Barlow & Millie, Bud Shrake, family, Vonnie Rutherford, Celia Morris, Darwin Payne, Beth Christian, Peter Hanke, and Sherry Steinberg,Carl W. Bailey, and others.  Subjects include King’s health and performances at the Larry L. King Stage at the Austin Playhouse.  Includes one color photo of a brick engraved with the name “Rosemarie Coumaris Kline King”.
 
 
Accession # 2008-111
Received 8/1/2008
Brief description: King Box # 39 folder 17
correspondence from January 2008 through June 2008; correspondents include Celia Morris, David Patterson, Edward Kennedy, Bud Lindsey, Beth Christian and others. Subjects include King’s health, Father’s Day, and an obituary for King’s cousin Robert Wesley Rutherford.