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Larry McMurtry Collection | Rare Books

Collection Overview

Title: Larry McMurtry CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 04/RB03
Primary Creator: McMurtry, Larry (1936-)
Extent: 73.0 Items. More info below.
Arrangement: The manuscripts in the Larry McMurtry Collection are numbered, and the corresponding numbers are listed in the finding aid with a brief description of the contents

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Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas.  He is known for his 1975 novel Terms of Endearment, his 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, a historical saga that follows ex-Texas Rangers as they drive their cattle from the Rio Grande to a new home in the frontier of Montana, and for co-writing the adapted screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. Lonesome Dove was adapted into a television miniseries and both the films of Terms of Endearment and Brokeback Mountain won Academy Awards. He also awarded Brian Allen Carr the inaugural Texas Observer Story Prize.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The McMurtry Collection at the UNT Libraries contains McMurtry's early manuscripts, which convey his development as a writer. These include college papers, correspondence, and drafts to his early novels, Horseman, Pass By and Leaving Cheyenne. In addition to manuscripts, the Collection also consists of published first editions, most signed by McMurtry

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Box 5: Student PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Item 71: The Rice Mill, Vol. I No. 1 (Fall 1958) 5-8.Add to your cart.
Excerpts from Horseman, Pass By (in progress).
Item 72: 72. Janus (March 1960) 11-12; 13-15, 28-31., 1960/03Add to your cart.
11-12: "Notes on the Vassar Miller." 13-15, 28-31: "The Beat Academy." 2 copies.
Item 73: Texas Institute of Letters. 26th Annual Meeting, Dallas, 17 February 1961. Program. McMurtry's acceptance speech.Add to your cart.
4-page mimeograph. "One of the very, very few extant copies."

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