photo of Joe R. Lansdale by Karen Lansdale.
East Texas native Joe R. Lansdale began donating his literary papers to the Southwestern Writers Collection/The Wittliff Collections in 1992. This extensive collection totals over 20 large boxes of material, along with many rare books and other publications.
Listed below is an archival inventory of the Lansdale holdings. Note that the material has been received in a series of separate gifts from the author, and so there are different inventories for differnt donations. Please contact the
for details about access to the Lansdale Collection.
Initial Donation: Joe R. Lansdale
5 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Acquisition: Gift of Joe R. Lansdale, 1992 [Accession 1992-055]
Access: Open for research.
Processed by: Gwynedd Cannan, December 1992
Biographical Note (compiled in 1992)
Joe R. Lansdale was born October 28, 1951 in Gladewater, Texas. A freelance writer since 1981, Lansdale has written horror, science fiction, westerns and mysteries. He has expressed a preference for short stories but has also written novels, comic scripts, screenplays and stage plays. He has edited several short story anthologies and has contributed to numerous genre magazines. All his works are informed by his life-long immersion in the atmosphere of deep East Texas. Lansdale was awarded the Bram Stoker award for "Night They Missed the Horror Show" in 1989 and for "On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks" in 1990.
Scope and Contents
The records date from 1985 to 1992 and contain manuscripts, galley proofs, comic book art, scripts and realia. It includes Lansdale's novels, short stories, comic book scripts, anthologies, and screenplays. There are also Lansdale's introductions to the work of others as well as screenplay renditions of Lansdale works by other writers.
The material is arranged chronologically within each series.
Series I: Works by Lansdale, 1985-1992
The majority of the material in this series is manuscripts, some marked by the editor. Artwork and galley proofs are also included. The files are arranged in chronological order. Titles include Cold Sweat, an unpublished anthology, The Drive In, The New Frontier: Best of the West 2, By Bizarre Hands, Ice Birds, Savage Season, Cemetery Dance, Batman, The God of the Razor, Weird Western, and Everybody Plays the Fool.
Series II: Scripts, 1990-1992
This series is divided into two subseries. The first represents scripts written by Joe R. Lansdale, including Dead in the West, Drive in Date, Drive By, and Batman: Perchance to Dream. The Batman files represent the development of a script for an animated teleplay. They include Lansdale's teleplay, revisions by other writers and storyboards The second subseries comprises adaptations of Lansdale's work scripted by others.
Series III: Interviews and Realia
This series contains an interview made up of written responses (questions are not included) and a shirt worn by Lansdale for dust jacket pictures.
Series I: Works by Lansdale, 1985-1992
1 1-3 Cold Sweat (Unpublished Anthology)
4-8 The Drive In
9 The New Frontier: Best of the West 2
2 1-2 The New Frontier: Best of the West 2
3-4 By Bizarre Hands
5-6 Ice Birds
7-9 Savage Season
3 1 The Savage Season
2 Cemetery Dance
8 The God of the Razor (for DC comics)
9 Weird Western, Jonah Hex (for DC Comics)
10 Introduction to Sonja Blue story
11 Bubba Hotep
12 &Introduction to "Less Than Human"
13 Everybody Plays the Fool
Series II: Scripts, 1990-1992
Scripts by Lansdale
4 1 Dead in the West
2 Screamplay, "Drive In Date"
3 Drive By
4-8 Batman: Perchance to Dream
Scripts by Others
9 Leatherface: Chainsaw III (dedicated to Lansdale), David J. Schow
10 The Drive In by Paul Sammon
11 The Pit by John Ezrine
5 1-3 Bad Blood (Adapted from Savage Season) by Stephen Katz
Series III: Interviews and Realia, n.d.
5 Skull shirt worn for dust jacket pictures (separation sheet)
* Many additional archives have been received since this collection was originally processed in 1992. What follows is a chronological listing of materials. Please note that access to unprocessed collections is granted on a case-by-case basis by the Archivist. Contact the
Four inscribed magazines with articles about or stories by Lansdale.
1. “Bar Talk” by Joe Lansdale. New Blood. Vol. 3, no. 1. Number 7. Inscribed on page 40.
2. Interview with Joe Lansdale at the World Fantasy Convention, 1989. The Scream Factory. Summer 1990. No. 5. Inscribed on page 26.
3. “Not From Detroit” by Joe Lansdale. Midnight Graffiti. Fall 1988. Inscribed on page 51.
4. “Trash Theatre” by Joe R. Lansdale and David Webb. Cemetary Dance. Fall 1991. Vol. 3, Issue 4. Inscribed on page 64.
Correspondence, books, comic books photographs, audio cassettes, galley proofs, newspaper clippings, dust jacket art.
A collection of letters between Lansdale and British writer John Irvin.
2. Correspondence. Includes letters from Elmer Kelton, John Seelye, Brian Garfield, Bill, and John.
1. One page of mss. Page 33 from a Batman mss. Some handwritten additions.
BATMAN GALLEY PROOFS and CORRESPONDENCE:
1. Galley proofs for Batman: Terror on the High Skies by Joe R. Lansdale. Signed with some handwritten additions. Accompanied by original folder.
1. “Meet Joe the mystery writer” by Diane Webb. The Daily Sentinel . July 26, 1978.
2. “12 acres and a mule . . . why not?” by Cherie Hopkins. The Gladewater Mirror, Feb. 2, 1975.
REVIEWS and ARTICLES:
1. “Another Chance to Get It Right “ review of Vachss novel by Lansdale in from the Tunnel. Feb. 1993.
2. “Joe R. Lansdale’s “The Nightrunners”: The Act of Violence” by Simon MacCulloch. Studies in Weird Fiction 12. Six photocopied pages.
3. “Neal Barrett, Jr.: Better Be Brilliant” by Joe R. Lansdale. In program for 1992 Austin Armadillocon. Accompanied by a letter from Barbara Puechner to Neal Barrett, Jr.
1. Full-sized dust jacket (flat) fof Lansdale’s first novel, Acts of Love.
Magazine with letter from Neal Barrett, Jr.
2. Photocopy of black line drawing for Lansdale’s “Dead in the West” by T.T.
1. Letter to Lansdale from Timothy Truman. One handwritten page on Truman letterhead, signed.
2. Jonah Hex by Joe Lansdale. Pages 1-30 of art by Jack Jackson for comic
book by Joe Lansdale.
3. Jonah Hex by Joe Lansdale. Four 11” x 17” pages of art by Jack Jackson for comic book by Joe Lansdale.
BATMAN COMICS PROMOTIONAL POSTER;
1. “The Batman Adventures: Based on the Animated Series.” Poster for DC Comics.
A collection of snapshots (black and white and color) of Lansdale from his days as a schoolboy to the present.
1. The Gonzo Tapes: Six off-the-wall tales by modern masters of the short story. Three tapes featuring works by Joe R. Lansdale, Howard Waldrop, and Neal Barrett, Jr.
BOOKS AND COMIC BOOKS:
1. Act of Love by Joe R. Lansdale. Baltimore: CD Publications, 1992. First edition of one limited to 750 copies. Slipcased with dj. and signed by the artist and the author.
2. Batman: Tanz in den Tod by Joe R. Lansdale, trans. by Edda Petri. German edition. Germany: Goldmann Verlag, 1992. Paper. Signed.
3. Batman in: Terror on the High Skies by Joe R. Lansdale. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1992. Signed and inscribed as follows: “For all the young whippersnappers, Joe Lansdale (his ownself).”
4. Batman in: Terror on the High Skies by Joe R. Lansdale. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1992. Signed.
5. Hard Looks by Andrew Vachss. Dark Horse Comics no. 5. Contains story by Lansdale, “Drive By”, with art by Gary Gianni. Paper. Two copies.
6. Les enfants du rasoir by Joe R. Lansdale, trans. by Gilles Bergal. French version. Editions J’ai Lu. Paper. Signed.
7. Night Visions 8 . Stories by John Farris, Stephen Gallagher, and Joe R. Lansdale. Arlington Hts., Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1990. First edition. Dj. Book originally accompanied by photograph of McCammon, Lansdale and unidentified person wearing a mask of John Farris.
8. Savage Season by Joe Lansdale. Great Britain: New English Library, 1992. Paper. Signed.
Three issues of Jonah Hex, a comic book created by Joe R. Lansdale, Timothy Truman, and Sam Glanzman. Issues 1,2 and 3 of 5. Aug.-Oct. 1993. Signed by Lansdale on front covers.
Lansdale, Joe R. Steppin’ Out, Summer, ‘68 Arvada, Colo.: Roadkill Press, 1992. No. 134 of 500. Signed by the author.
Lansdale, Joe R. God of the Razor Holyoke, Mass.: Crossroads Press, 1992. No. 92 of 500. Signed by the author.
2 issues of Jonah Hex comic book -- Issue 4 of 5 (Nov. 93) and Issue 5 of 5 (Dec. 93). Both issues signed by Lansdale on front cover in gold ink.
MANUSCRIPTS: 1 1/2 document storage boxes. Contains 1 folder of correspondence, 1 folder of printed materials, and the following manuscripts:
screenplay of The Drive-In, outline for “Seven Cities,”
galley proofs of “The Fat Man,”
typescript of “Dead in the West,”
typescript of “The Magic Wagon,”
typescript of “Act of Love/aka Let There Be Blood!” (in 2 folders),
typescript from Joe Lansdale roast,
typescript of “Dead in the West” (book version),
typescript of “The Mia Hunter #4/Mountain Kill,”
2 typescripts of “Blood Dance” (the second draft in 2 folders),
typescript of “Big Horizons” (in 2 folders),
proof copy of “Nightrunners,”
typescript of “Blood Dance,”
2 different versions of “Mucho Mojo” (each in 3 folders),
photocopy of “Mister Weed-Eater.”
Lansdale, Joe R. Il giorno dei dinosauri. Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1994.
Italian translation of: The Drive-In 2 (Not Just One of Them Sequels).
Lansdale, Joe R. La Notte del Drive-In. Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1993. Italian translation of: The Drive-In.
Landale, Joe R. Mucho Mojo [advance reading copy]. New York: Mysterious Press, 1994. Signed by the author.
Material consists mainly of manuscripts, some correspondence, and page proofs for Cold in July. When available, original titles of files appear in quotation marks. Two books were placed in the backlog.
Books placed in backlog:
A book of short stories, in Finnish, titled Outoja Tarinoita 6 which contains a story by Joe Lansdale titled Romutarha; published in Helsinki in 1994. Soft cover book is in good condition.
Andrew Vachss Hard Looks volume one, published by Dark Horse Comics. Includes an adaptation of Drive By by Joe Lansdale. Soft cover book is in good condition and is signed by Lansdale on the contents page.
BOX # 35 folder 1
“Gallows Land” – synopsis of Gallows Land, correspondence, research material and a map.
BOX # 35 folder 2
Copy of first draft of Gallows Land, with note from Lansdale on Bill Pronzini’s role in the work.
BOX # 35 folder 3
Bill Pronzini’s version of Gallows Land.
BOX # 35 folder 4
Materials related to short story book The Dead in the West and Other Stories including proposed table of contents, final draft of introduction, draft of Weird Business, and the introduction to Razored Saddles: The Cow Punk Anthology.
BOX # 35 folder 5
Correspondence from fans of DC Comic Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo # 1; most are photocopies.
BOX # 35 folder 6
Issue of DC Comic Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo # 1, photocopies of #1, 2, 3, and 5, letters from fans, samples of illustrations, and a facsimile of the story.
BOX # 35 folder 7
First draft of Dead in the West (A Weird Western), a screenplay by Lansdale.
BOX # 35 folder 8
Screenplay of Dead in the West (A Weird Western).
BOX # 35 folder 9
Manuscript of Shadowtime with note by Lansdale “first draft of abandoned young adult novel”; includes a timeline.
BOX # 35 folder 10
Sample book cover for Mucho Mojo, correspondence, and several incomplete drafs.
BOX # 35 folder 11
1980’s correspondence, including rejection letters, photocopy of a story by Chad Oliver from the Saturday Evening Post, and a 1975 newspaper article on Joe and Karen Lansdale.
BOX # 35 folder 12
Photocopy of Cold in July.
BOX # 35 folder 13
Draft of Cold in July with hand written notes and revisions; begins with page five.
BOX # 35 folder 14
Manuscript of The M.I.A. Hunter: Mud and Blood.
BOX # 35 folder 15
Manuscript of Lost Savage; note from Lansdale reads “originally titled The Long Fall, re-written and abandoned.”
BOX # 35 folder 16
Untitled manuscript; note from Lansdale reads “one of my early novels, science fiction, written in the 70’s – if it had a title, I’ve forgotten it….”
BOX # 36 folder 1
Manuscript of The M.I.A. Hunter: Mud and Blood.
BOX # 36 folder 2
Three sets of page proofs of the book Cold in July, with notes and revisions.
BOX # 36 folder 3
Two page proofs of Cold in July with revisions.
BOX # 36 folder 4
Manuscript of The Devil’s Gunman by Latigo Smith.
BOX # 36
One worn, adult karate suit with Taekwondo patch.
1st draft typescript of The Two-Bear Mambo.
Photocopy of Mucho Mojo typescript.
Typescript of 2nd draft of the screenplay for “Hell,” by Stephen Boscutti. Based on a story by Lansdale.
Typescript of 3rd draft of the screenplay for “Night They Missed the Horror Show,” by Stephen Boscutti. Based on a story by Lansdale.
Inflatable Godzilla, which Karen Lansdale writes was the inspiration for “Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disney.”
High school letterman’s jacket.
Pen from “The Twilight Zone.”
Typescript of story, “The Companion,” written by Joe Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, and Keith Lansdale.
Miscellaneous correspondence regarding publications.
Comic book material:
DC Comics Editorial Presentation for 1993 and 1994.
Programs for ArmadilloCon 14 and Phoenixcon 1992.
Photocopy of drawings for “The Steel Valentine” comic.
Batman, Tarzan, and Jonah Hex comics.
Introduction written by Joe Lansdale for a comic book.
Materials include manuscripts, limited correspondence, books, CDs and a collection of buttons and nametags from various conferences and conventions attended by Lansdale.
Box 803 folder 1
The Boar: A Novel of the Piney Woods, a manuscript by Joe Lansdale.
Box 803 folder 2
A Fine Dark Line, a copyedited manuscript with handwritten revisions along with an editorial letter dated May 5, 2003 (part 1 of 2).
Box 803 folder 3
A Fine Dark Line, a copyedited manuscript with handwritten revisions along with an editorial letter dated May 5, 2003 (part 2 of 2).
Box 803 folder 4
Nightshades, a screenplay by Neal Barrett, Jr.
Box 803 folder 5
Lost Echoes, a first-draft manuscript by Joe Lansdale (part 1 of 2).
Box 803 folder 6
Lost Echoes, a first-draft manuscript by Joe Lansdale (part 2 of 2).
Box 803 folder 7
The Congregation, an unfinished rough draft by Joe Lansdale.
Box 803 folder 8
Correspondence, dates ranging from 2003 to 2006, contains one photo.
Correspondents include Wayne Allen Sallee, Larry W. Osborne, Amon T. Betts, Laura Iourio, Pearce Hansen and Bill Evashwick.
Box 803 folder 9
Catalogs, programs and newsletters relating to Lansdale, his public appearances and upcoming books.
A program from the FenCon in Dallas, September 2004, which featured Lansdale as a Special Guest.
A booklet in German, entitled “Science Fiction Thriller” which lists Lansdale’s Wilder Winter.
Several programs in Italian.
One Useless News flyer from Summer 2006.
One 2006 Italian calendar with Lansdale featured in February.
Italian mystery magazine with story on Lansdale.
Box 803 folder 10
One adult, white t-shirt, size XL, with a picture of an eye on the front and a website address on the back
Box 803 folder 11
A strip of “Team Banzai” stickers and pins, three nametags with cords, four flyers for American Fantasy with Wolf & Byrd buttons and one nametag from WFC ’86 with the name “Sally McCammon”.
Box 803 folder 12
Twenty-seven buttons, some duplicates, such as “OZ”, “Greystoke, the legend of Tarzan”, “Supergirl”, “X-Men” and others.
Fifty nametags, mostly with Joe Lansdale’s name on them – a few say Karen Lansdale, from various conventions and events such as the AggieCon, Fantasy Fair, World Fantasy Convention and others.
One smashed orange gift bow.
The following books and CDs have been placed in the backlog:
One hardcover book in Italian Echi perduit (Lost Echoes), signed by Lansdale, with dust jacket. Published in 2006 in Italy by Fanucci Editore. A request card for a catalog from the publisher is inside book.
One softcover book in Italian, Maggio splendeva by Marco Archetti, inscribed to Lansdale from the author. Includes a blurb about the book from Lansdale.
One softcover book, Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard, edited by Scott A. Cupp and Lansdale. Book is signed by Lansdale and was co-published by Monkey Brain Books and the Fandom Association of Central Texas in 2006.
One hardcover book, Flaming London, by Lansdale published in 2005 by Subterranean Press. Book has a dust jacket and is signed by the author. Note in front of book states that it is a limited (250 copies), signed, edition but no number is given.
One hardcover book, Mad Dog Summer and other stories, by Lansdale published in 2004 by Subterranean Press. Book has a dust jacket and is signed by the author. Book is number 232 in a limited deluxe edition of 250 copies. Includes black slipcase
One hardcover book, The Drive-In: The Bus Tour, by Lansdale published in 2005 by Subterranean Press. Book has a dust jacket and is signed by the author. Book is number 323 in a limited deluxe edition of 350 copies. Includes red slipcase.
One hardcover book, Waltz of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense, by Lansdale published in 1999 by Subterranean Press. Book has a dust jacket and is signed by the author. Book is not numbered though contains the line “limited to 1000 numbered copies and 52 deluxe lettered copies”.
One hardcover book, A Fine Dark Line, by Lansdale published in 2003 by Warner Books. Book has a dust jacket.
One hardcover book, A Fine Dark Line, by Lansdale published in 2002 by Subterranean Press. Book has a dust jacket, is signed by the author and is number 269 of a special signed edition limited to 600 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies.
One CD, No More Rain, by Kasey Lansdale, 2006.
One CD, Back of My Smile, by Kasey Lansdale and the Daletones, which includes three songs from the No More Rain CD.
Box CD set of Sunset and Sawdust, a novel by Lansdale and read by Lansdale. Contains five compact discs and released by Random House Audio in 2004.
Majority of material consists of manuscripts and material from different conventions where Lansdale spoke as well as some correspondence.
Box 1021 folder 1
Dead in the West manuscript with notes
Box 1021 folder 2
Page proofs for short story Bill, the Little Steam Shovel
Box 1021 folder 3
The Boar manuscript with notes
Box 1021 folder 4
Page proofs for Sunset and Sawdust (part 1 of 2)
Box 1021 folder 5
Page proofs for Sunset and Sawdust (part 2 of 2)
Box 1021 folder 6
Holiday cards and two photos
Box 1021 folder 7
Box 1021 folder 8
Uncorrected bound manuscript The Shadow Catchers by Thomas Lakeman, a Texas author
Box 1021 folder 9
Convention programs and festival flyers including a Texas Book Festival nametag (with lanyard) which reads “Joe Lansdale Featured Author”
Box 1021 folder 10
Texas Monthly March 2004; section from an Italian newspaper with photo of Lansdale on front page (2006); section from the Houston Chronicle August 15, 2007; Austin Review of Books on Texas Book Festival October 31, 2007; and The Pine Log student paper from Stephen F. Austin State University with article about a Film Scripts class Lansdale teaches
Box 1021 folder 11
Four different issues of the Italian mystery magazine Il Falcone Maltese
Box 1021 folder 12
Program for Aggie Con 2006, Noir Book 2006, and a 2006 calendar of authors, including Lansdale, in Italian
One brown, empty beer bottle with labels “Right Hook nut brown ale” and on the other side, “The first biography about the legendary Texas writer in over twenty years….Blood & Thunder by Mark Finn with introduction by Joe R. Lansdale”
One 23” x 16” poster from “7e Festival International Du Roman Noir”, Juin 2004
April 4, 2004 issue of “Texas” from the Houston Chronicle with Lansdale on the cover
705AL mapcase drawer A
The following books were donated and added to the backlog:
Elak of Atlantis by Henry Kuttner with introduction by Joe R. Lansdale published in 2007 by Planet Stories, Seattle. Soft cover book is new.
Un froid d’enfer the French version of Lansdale’s Freezer Burn. Soft cover book is in good condition, was translated by Bernard Blanc and was published by Gallimard in 2001.
Freddo nell’amima the Italian version of Lansdale’s Freezer Burn. Soft cover books (2) are in good condition and were published in 2007 by Fanuccci Editore.
one 8” x 10” color photo of self - inscribed to the collection and signed by Lansdale.
Pinocchio by Sandrone Dazieri, (illustrated? by Maurizio Rosenzweig. Paperback, graphic novel. Very good condition, some scratches on cover. 2006 per questa edizione Edizioni BD srl (book and publishing information in Italian).
Immortality Machine by Paul Kieniewicz. Paperback. Very good condition. Published by Aventine Press, LLC in 2003. Inscribed: “For Joe Live to be 100, and enjoy each moment. Paul Kieniewicz.”
Missing Fingers by D.W. Putnam. Paperback. Like new. Published by America House Book Publishers in 2002. First printing. Inscribed: “Joe you are the best David P(?).
Mariner’s Compass by Earlene Fowler. Paperback. Like new. Published by the Berkley Publishing Group in 2000. Berkley Prime Crime Book.
Breve Storia Di Lunghi Tradimenti by Tullio Avoledo. Paperback. Very good condition, some dust and dirt in text block. 2007 Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a., Torino (book and publishing information in Italian). Inscribed: “To Joe R. Landsdale, it’s been an honor and a privilege to meet you. With friendship and growing admiration (?) Pordomono (?), 23/9/2007.”
Freddo Nell’anima by Joe R. Landsdale. Paperback. Very good condition, with some pages folded, and a mail in order card from publisher. Italian edition published by Fanucci Editore in 2007.
Le Storie by Cristiana Astori. Paperback. Very good condition, slightly dusty and scratched, has promotional strip with quote from Joe R. Lansdale. Alacran Edizioni, 2006. In Italian. Inscribed: “From the ‘King of Mice’ to the ‘Popcorn King’ (see page 116) Yours gratefully, (?).”
Spyder Web by Tom Grace. Paperback. Good condition, slight wear and tear, dusty.
Published by Warner Books, copyright 1999. Note on front: Advanced reading copy not for sale. To be published in hardcover January 1999. Inscribed: “To Joe, I(t) was a pleasure meeting you at SEBA. Thanks for the words of wisdom. Tom Grace 9/13/98.”
The Unraveling by George D. Schultz. Paperback. Like new. Published by iUniverse, Inc., 2008. Inscribed: “To: Joe Warmest Regards (?).”
Demon Theory by Stephen Graham Jones. Paperback. Very good condition, slight wear and tear. Published by Macadam Cage in 2007. Inscribed: “Man, I would pray to Crom(?) that someday I’d write something half as good as (…?), or any of them, except Crom(?), he just don’t care. Stephen Jones 10-19-07”
Tsunami mexicain by Joe R. Landsdale. Paperback. Very good condition, some dirt on text block. Editions Gallimard, 2007, pour la traduction francaise. (book and publishing information in French.)
Material includes manuscripts of work, some correspondence, comics featuring Lansdale’s work and his personal word processor.
Box 1059 folder 1
Comics featuring Lansdale’s work: Tales from the Crypt no. 6 & 7 (still wrapped); Pigeons from Hell no. 1 through4; and an Italian comic Scuoladi Fumetto no. 34
Box 1059 folder 2
Program guides for various events including Armadillocon 30, Quais du Polar Festival International, and the World Horror Convention 2005
Box 1059 folder 3
Flyer for Lansdale interview (in Italian); program for Letterature 2008 di Roma, SxSW Film Festival 2003; Courmayeur Noir 2003 Festival and one other foreign program; wristband from Halogaland Country Festival
Box 1059 folder 4
QPB Calendar of Days 1999; program for Bouchercon 2001 32nd World Mystery Convention; newspaper clippings featuring Lansdale
Box 1059 folder 5
Correspondence includes schedule for Italian book festival and holiday cards
Box 1059 folder 6
Sample book covers for two of Lansdale’s books Rumble Tumble and Freezer Burn; draft of screenplay The Nightrunners by JRL and Neal Barrett Jr. labeled “next to finalized draft” based on novel by JRL
Box 1059 folder 7
draft of screenplay The Nightrunners by JRL and Neal Barrett Jr. labeled “next to last draft”
Box 1059 folder 8
Rough notes for Toast Master speech “Don’t hate because I’m beautiful” by JRL; one page “Science Fiction: The Taste Buds of our Tongues” by JRL; and layout for comic episode by JRL of Cowboy Up; hand written note by JRL describing typewriter
Artifact: one pottery mug reads “Joe R. Lansdale Goh (?) ConQuest 39”
One Smith Corona PWP 80, personal word processor, described by Lansdale “on this typewriter I wrote the Drive-in 2, Savage Season, and stories for my appearance in Night Visions”; with data disk inserted; dusty
Material donated includes manuscripts, newspaper and magazine articles on Lansdale and four computer discs with emails that have been printed out. These emails are mainly related to work by Lansdale and include some personal correspondence. Books placed in the backlog.
Box 1081 folder 1
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received”; eighteen items total [part 1 of 3]
Box 1081 folder 2
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received”; eighteen items total [part 2 of 3]
Box 1081 folder 3
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received”; eighteen items total [part 3 of 3]
Box 1081 folder 4
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received 2”; thirty-three items total [part 1 of 6]
Box 1081 folder 5
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received 2”; thirty-three items total [part 2 of 6]
Box 1081 folder 6
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received 2”; thirty-three items total [part 3 of 6]
Box 1081 folder 7
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received 2”; thirty-three items total [part 4 of 6]
Box 1081 folder 8
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received 2”; thirty-three items total [part 5 of 6]
Box 1081 folder 9
Printed messages from disc labeled “Email Received 2”; thirty-three items total [part 6 of 6]
Box 1081 folder 10
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 1 of 15 pages of files
Box 1081 folder 11
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 2 of 15 pages of files
Box 1081 folder 12
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 3 of 15 pages of files
Box 1081 folder 13
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 4 of 15 pages of files
Box 1081 folder 14
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 5 of 15 pages of files
Box 1081 folder 15
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 6 of 15 pages of files
Box 1081 folder 16
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 7 of 15 pages of files
Box 1081 folder 17
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 8 of 15 pages of files [part 1 of 2]
Box 1082 folder 1
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 8 of 15 pages of files [part 2 of 2]
Box 1082 folder 2
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 9 of 15 pages of files
Box 1082 folder 3
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 10 of 15 pages of files
Box 1082 folder 4
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 11 of 15 pages of files
Box 1082 folder 5
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 12 of 15 pages of files
Box 1082 folder 6
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 13 of 15 pages of files
Box 1082 folder 7
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 14 of 15 pages of files
Box 1082 folder 8
Printed messages from disc labeled “Emails (disc 1)”; page 15 of 15 pages of files
Box 1082 folder 9
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 3”; page 1 of 2 pages of files [part 1 of 3]
Box 1082 folder 10
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 3”; page 1 of 2 pages of files [part 2 of 3]
Box 1082 folder 11
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 3”; page 1 of 2 pages of files [part 3 of 3]
Box 1082 folder 12
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 3”; page 2 of 2 pages of files [part 1 of 3]
Box 1082 folder 13
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 3”; page 2 of 2 pages of files [part 2 of 3]
Box 1082 folder 14
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 3”; page 2 of 2 pages of files [part 3 of 3]
Box 1082 folder 15
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 4”; page 1 of 3 pages of files [part 1 of 3]
Box 1082 folder 16
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 4”; page 1 of 3 pages of files [part 2 of 3]
Box 1082 folder 17
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 4”; page 1 of 3 pages of files [part 3 of 3]
Box 1083 folder 1
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 4”; page 2 of 3 pages of files
Box 1083 folder 2
Printed messages from disc labeled “emails 4”; page 3 of 3 pages of files
Box 1083 folder 3
Illustration signed by artist and inscribed “To Joe R. Lansdale…to the man that feeds our dreams….C. 2205” removed from the book
Freak City; a graphic novel/comic (book placed in backlog)
Box 1083 folder 4
Lost Echoes [part 1 of 2] – includes limited correspondence relating to mss
Box 1083 folder 5
Lost Echoes [part 2 of 2]
Box 1083 folder 6
Author’s first pass manuscript
Lost Echoes [part 1 of 2]
Box 1083 folder 7
Authors’ first pass manuscript
Lost Echoes [part 2 of 2]
Box 1083 folder 8
Author’s second pass manuscript
Lost Echoes [part 1 of 2]
Box 1083 folder 9
Author’s second pass manuscript
Lost Echoes [part 2 of 2]
Box 1083 folder 10
Promotional items from various festivals and conventions [part 1 of 2]
Box 1083 folder11
Promotional items from various festivals and conventions [part 2 of 2]
Box 1083 folder 12
Various correspondence; includes personal, business, and fan mail)
Box 1083 folder 13
Bill, the Little Steam Shovel,
Drive-in Two , and
Nightrunners; and book cover proof
Box 1083 folder 14
Bound photocopy of “draft 1” of
Baltimore or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Box 1083 folder 15
Assortment of newspaper sections and clippings; includes several foreign language pieces
Approximately four dozen nametags and lanyards from various events such as the Texas Book Festival, SXSW Film Festivals, Nebula Awards, World Horror Conventions, and others
Mapcase Drawer B
Three copies of an Italian newspaper featuring photo of Lansdale in sidebar with article inside; other newspaper clippings
La Statua Che Urla, by Fredric Brown. Paperback, good condition, slight wear and tear, back pages separating from spine. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2006. (Italian)
Finalmente Domenica, by Charles Williams. Paperback, like new condition. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2006. (Italian)
La Quarta Durango, by Ross Thomas. Paperback, good condition, slight wear and tear, pages 9, 149, and 210 have corners folded down. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2006. (Italian)
Il Ghigno D’avorio, by Ross Macdonald. Paperback, like new condition, corner is bent. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2007. (Italian)
Nato Per Uccidere, by Charles Willeford. Paperback, like new condition. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2005. (Italian)
Lumen, by Ben Pastor. Paperback, good condition, slight wear and tear. Mystery Pocket Book published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2001. (Italian)
Il Ladro Che Credeva Di Essere Bogart, by Lawrence Block. Paperbck, good condition, slight wear and tear. Mystery Pocket Book published by Hobby & Work, 1999. (Italian)
Donne Da Reato, by Robert B. Parker. Paperback, like new condition, slight wear and tear. Mystery Pocket Book published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2001. (Italian)
Babylon Babies, by Maurice G. Dantec. Paperback, like new condition, slight wear and tear, bent corner. Mystery Pocket Book published by Hobby & Work, 2000. (Italian)
Eclipse, by John Shirley. Hardcover, like new condition. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2006. (Italian)
L’inganno Della Gravita, by George Alec Effinger. Hardcover, like new condition, back slipcover slightly dented. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2007. (Italian)
Io Sono Vivo, Voi Siete Morti, by Philip K. Dick. Hardcover, like new condition. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing S.r.l., 2006. (Italian)
Luna Assassina, by Peter Tremayne. Hardcover, good condition, text block starting to separate from cover. Published by Hobby & Work Publishing, 2006. (Italian)
Casi Criminali, by Joe Gores. Hardcover, good condition. Published by Hobby & Work, 2000. (Italian) (Giallo & Nero Bestseller)
H.P. L’ultimo autista di Lady Diana, by Beppe Sebaste. Paperback, good condition, slight wear and tear. Inscribed: “A Joe, con …(?)……, signature hard to read, possibly signed by Beppe Sebaste. Published by Quiritta srl, 2004. (Italian)
The Roundup. Monthly publication, fair condition, yellowed and some staining. Sixteen booklets: Vol. XXIX, No.5, No.6, No.8, No.9, no.10; Vol. XXX, No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4, No.5, No.6, No.9, No.10; Vol. XXXI, No.1, No.5, and No.7.
Fiends by Torchlight, by Wayne Allen Sallee. Paperback, fair condition, wear and tear. Inscribed: “For the first guy who read my work, and for that, I will always be beholden to you – Joe, I miss you; Wayne Allen Sallee; 11/06/06 Austin.” Published by Annihilation Press, 2006.
The Ultimate Task, by Oris V. Gary. Paperback, like new condition. Inscribed: “To Joe, Really hope you like it, Oris Gary 2/27/04.” Published by Trafford Publishing, 2001.
Bullet & Justine, L’inizio e la Fine, by Mauro Padovani. Paperback, graphic novel, good condition, slight wear and tear. Inscribed: “TO JOE THE BEST WRITER IN THE WORLD Mauro Padovani 10-01-05.” (Italian?)
Freak City, Il Paradiso Perduto, Ferrara Edizioni. Paperback, comic book, good condition, some wear and tear. Note inside has drawing, and inscribed: “To Joe R. Lansdale….TO THE MAN THAT FEEDS OUR DREAMS C, 2005; signed: Massimo Perrisnotte. (Italian)
Arrivederci Amore, Ciao 2. Hardcover, like new, corner dented on front. Published 2005. (Italian)
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articles, newspapers, correspondence, drafts, magazines, posters, badges, press releases, reviews, and books make up this collection from Joe Lansdale:
Box 1460 (1 of 3)
1460/1 Printout of “Deadman’s Road” by Joe R. Lansdale
1460/2 Two letters to Lansdale from 1975, Photocopy of Lansdale’s letter in Countryside and Small Stock
Journal, bio about Lansdale used for a presentation, copy of Farm Journal June/July 1973
1460/3 Various press releases and event programs, 2009-2011
1460/4-5 Draft-The Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale
1460/6 Two drawings of a man’s face surrounded by books
1460/7 Terre Verdiane-Italian magazine
1460/8 Correspondence 1991-2011
1460/9 Two graphic novels in Italian
1460/10 8- 3 ½” Floppy disks [no labels], CD-“Location Pics,” DVD-R-“Auditions Xmas with the Dead,” CD
Album-Country Bob and the Blood Farmers
1460/11 Magazine-Dark Discoveries Issue 13, Spring 2009
1460/12 Packet for the Rome International Literature Festival 2008
1460/13 “Membership Records”-Correspondence 2009 and a newspaper clipping
1460/14 “Reviews”-Newspaper clippings
1460/15 “Torn Away”-Page proofs for “Torn Away,” and a letter from John Helfers June 10, 2009
1460/16 Various badges for events attended by Joe R. Lansdale and five pins
1460/17 Press releases, event programs, and brochures 2004-2011
1460/18 Books by Lansdale or autographed to Lansdale-El Camino Del Rio by Jim Sanderson, The Good Humor
Man by Andrew Fox, Violazione di domicile by Bruno Vallepiano, Tape-cul By Joe R. Lansdale
Box 1461 (2 of 3)
Books by Lansdale or autographed to Lansdale
Arcia, Alberto. Cut and Run: The Misadventures of Alex Perez [signed]
Carofiglio, Francesco. L’estate del cane nero [signed]
Fingerman, Bob. Pariah Advance Bound Manuscript [signed]
Lansdale, Joe R. Die Walder am Fluss [German]
Newman, James. Midnight Rain [signed]
Box 1462 (3 of 3)
1462/1 Newspapers 2006, 2008-2011-Articles about Lansdale are flagged
1462/2 11 posters promoting readings by Joe R. Lansdale and his books Devil Red and
Dread Island [10 of the 11 posters are in Italian] approximately 18” x 14”
Lansdale, Joe R. Tape-cul [French]
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Additional material for writer Joe R. Lansdale’s archive collection, received 8/31/2012. This donation includes page proofs for Leather Maiden, correspondence, story ideas, notes, articles about Lansdale, convention and conference material, and material from La Milanesiana 2009. Folder titles in quotation marks indicate original labeling by Lansdale.
Box 1605 (1 of 2)
1605/1 “Various letters & notes”-2005, 2008-2010, n.d.
1605/2 University of Texas Press 2009 publication-“Books for the Trade” includes
Lansdale’s Sanctified and Chicken-Fried
1605/3 Short Story-“The Perfect nanny” by William F. Nolan, plus correspondence from
1605/4 “Story ideas & notes”
1605/5 “Play from Drive in Date”
1605/6 Leather Maiden-Rough pages
1605/7 Leather Maiden-Proofs, 1st pass
1605/8 Leather Maiden-Proofs, 2nd pass Master
1605/9 Leather Maiden-Page proofs, 2nd pass Author
1605/10-11 Leather Maiden-Setting copy
1605/12-13 Leather Maiden-Setting copy
1605/14 Author/Presenter badges (15)
1605/15 Articles about Lansdale in various newspapers
1605/16 Article about Lansdale in Discover East Texas Spring 2012
Box 1606 (2 of 3)
1606/1 Correspondence-2 holiday cards and 1 thank you note from the Texas Book
1606/2 CD-Excerpts from Sunset & Sawdust by Lansdale read by Dianna Dorman
1606/3 Programs/publications from conferences, yellow tabs indicate Lansdale’s
1606/4 Book- 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of HWA edited by Lisa Morton
1606/5 In Waders from Mars by Lansdale (photocopy)
1606/6 Book of Photos-Portraits Volti Della Milanesiana 2000-2009
1606/7 Program-La Milanesiana 2009, yellow tabs indicate Lansdale’s participation
1606/8 La Milanesiana 2009-Press kit
1606/9 Photocopies of publications about Lansdale in Italian media
Additional material for the Joe R. Lansdale archive, donated by Joe R. Lansdale. This donation contains drafts and proofs for novels and short stories, correspondence, clippings, international publications featuring articles about Lansdale, badges, memorabilia, and numerous publications and promotional items from conventions and events in which Lansdale participated.
Box 1862 (1 of 3)
1862/1 Correspondence 2012-2013 [includes some clippings]
1862/2 Holiday cards
1862/3 Photographs-“A ‘roast’ of Joe at AggieCon (TX A&M)”
1862/4 Son of Retro Pulp Tales-Author proofs of introduction, copyright page, and table of contents
1862/5 Dead on the Bones-Proof with comments/edits
1862/6 Dead on the Bones-Proof
1862/7-8 Devil Red-Draft with edits
1862/9 Edge of Dark Water-Proofs
1862/10-11 Edge of Dark Water-Draft with edits
1862/12 Table top displays-Edge of Dark Water, The Thicket
1862/13 Mr. Bear-Proofs
1862/15 Little Brown and Company catalog, 2013-2014, includes The Thicket
1862/16 Cold in July-Film Call Sheet
1862/17 Entertainment Weekly Summer Movie Preview edition, April 2014, includes Cold in July
1862/18 Two audiocassettes-“Freezer Fireworks,” recording of “Cold Day in July” 2013
1862/19 Clippings 2006, n.d.
1862/20 Photocopies of German newspaper with Lansdale feature, 2013
1862/21 Photocopies of international newspapers that feature Lansdale [some water damage]
1862/22 German Magazines-Mobil 2013; Tropen Frujahr 2013
1862/23 Dumont 2012 German catalog, includes “Schlechtes Chili” [Bad Chili] by Lansdale
1862/24 Pulp Libri 2003, Italian publication, features article about Lansdale
1862/25 Torso: Revue de Cinema de Genre, French publication 2013, includes interview with Lansdale
1862/26 Published material and take away cards from various events
1862/27 Horrofind Weekend 12, booklet 2010, Lansdale as guest author
1862/28 Comic-Con 2010 Souvenir Book, lists Lansdale as recipient of the Inkpot Award
1862/29 Mord Am Hellweg II, international crime fiction festival, published material and author schedule
1862/30 Convention booklets 2012-World Horror Convention, FantasyCon
1862/31 LoneStarCon 3, 2013 program-Includes article about Lansdale and special guest distinction
1862/32 LoneStarCon 3, 2013 pocket program, Kasey and Joe Lansdale listed as Program Participants
1862/33 Cortona MIX Festival packet, 2013
1862/34 Bouchercon 2013, pocket program
1862/35 Texas Library Journal, Conference Issue 2013, includes Lansdale author luncheon
1862/36 Housecore Horror Film Festival-Artist info
1862/37 Pensacon 2014, booklet, features Lansdale
1862/38 Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field, 2014
1862/39 2014 Sundance Film Festival Guide-includes Cold in July
1862/40 The Park Record Guide to Film Festival Week, 2014-includes Cold in July
1863 (2 of 3) Document Box
1863/1 Italian radio station pin, Rai radio 3
1863/2 Fahrenheit 451 [Italian translation]
-23 badges/nametags from various events
-One heart shaped stress reliever squeeze toy promoting Tales of Jack the Ripper, an anthology that includes a story by Lansdale
1864 (3 of 3) OVERSIZE
1864/1 Newspapers, 2013-2014, featuring articles and advertisements about Lansdale and his published work
1864/2 Magazines-Charm 2014, Cold in July; Nashville Scene 2014, article about Bubba Ho-Tep
1864/3 Three posters featuring events with Lansdale
-Ein Feiner Dunkler Riss [German translation of A Fine Dark Line]
- Glut-Hitze [German translation of Leather Maiden]
-Machos und Macheten [German translation]