Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

ELDER, ROBERT K. MSS.

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Box 1
  • John Woo: Interviews, page proofs with handwritten annotations
  • John Woo: Interviews, page proofs, research materials, correspondence, statement of accounts (11 folders)
  • John Woo, autographed program cards, Gene Siskel Film Center Annual Gala
  • Last Words of the Executed, author's proof (2 folders)
  • Rob Elder articles for various books
  • Rob Elder correspondence (email)
Box 2
  • Last Words, correspondence with Dave Eggers
  • Last Words, correspondence and research materials
  • Last Words, sample copy
  • Last Words, research stats
  • Last Words, research materials (10 folders)
  • Last Words, 1st draft and copy with corrections
  • Last Words, drafts and corrections (3 folders)
  • Last Words, bios
  • Bronc Express, newsclips
  • The Killer, handbills, book release party, Gene Siskel Center
  • Miscellaneous articles and newsclips
Box 3
  • University of Oregon cultural forum materials
  • Milwaukee Sentinel contact list
  • "It Was Over When" and "I Knew It Was Love When" materials
  • Interviews at artists' studios in Chicago
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • "Old Portfolio"
  • Court case research
  • Pedagogical tools
  • Important contacts
  • "2ndHand Reader" magazine, with letter from Todd Dills
  • Personal letters and invitations
  • Email correspondences (including Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman) (6 folders)
  • Chicago Film Critic Association materials
  • Handwritten correspondences
  • Typed correspondences
  • Chicago Tribune expenses
  • Doc Films promotional press kit
  • Nip/Tuck promotional press kit
  • The Express promotional press kit
Box 4
  • John Woo articles
  • Columbia College invitation and materials
  • Press passes
  • Flux magazine information
  • Billings Gazette, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1993
  • Bronc Express, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1992
  • Redmond Spokesman, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1997
  • Pandemonium, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1996
  • Oregon Voice, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1997
  • The Oregonian, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1999
  • Oregon Daily Emerald, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1997
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1998
  • Dallas Morning News, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 2000-2001
  • Ink Fish, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1996-1997
  • San Jose Mercury News, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1999
Box 5
  • Chicago Tribune newspapers. All have bylines for Robert K. Elder, 2000-2009
Box 6
  • Last Words of the Executed, page proofs, indexing set
  • Last Words of the Executed, reviews and other documents
  • Elder article, Time Out Chicago, April 22-28, 2010
  • Elder articles, Wizard, Jun.-Jul., 2010
  • Elder online articles, 2010
  • Elder article, "Accidental Pornographer," with corrections
  • Elder magazine articles (2 folders)
Box 7
  • The Film That Changed My Life, corrected draft, ed. by Joey Kahn, Jul. 19, 2010 (3 folders)
  • The Film That Changed My Life, corrected draft, ed. by Jessica Galliart, Jul. 20, 2010
  • The Film That Changed My Life, corrected draft, ed. by Sofia Resnick, Jul. 20, 2010
  • The Film That Changed My Life, miscellaneous chapters
  • The Film That Changed My Life, correspondence, copy of catalog excerpt
  • American Werewolf in London, research notes (for The Film That Changed My Life)
  • Evil Dead 2, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)
  • Kings of the Road, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)
  • Mystery Organism, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)
  • Raising Arizona, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)
  • Who Can Kill A Child, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)
  • Letters to Directors
  • Chicago Review Press, catalog, 2010
Box 8
  • Last Words of the Executed, draft with highlights and notes, loose-bound binder
  • Last Words of the Executed, compiled research and stories (2 binders)
  • Last Words of the Executed, "Combined," compilation of stories of executed, 2005, loose-bound binder
  • Last Words of the Executed, "Sheila's list," compilation of stories of executed, 2005, loose-bound binder
  • Last Words of the Executed, correspondence and manuscript, 2009
  • Last Words of the Executed, draft
  • Last Words of the Executed, correspondence and draft
  • Last Words of the Executed, research materials (2 folders)
  • Last Words of the Executed, articles and clippings
  • Last Words of the Executed, reviews and other clippings
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "A"
Box 9
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "B"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "C"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "D-E"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "F-G"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "H-J"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "K-L-M"
Box 10
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "M-N-O-P-Q"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "R-S"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "S-T-U-V"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "W-X-Y-Z"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Gas Chamber"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Hanging"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Electric Chair"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Firing Squad"
  • Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Lethal Injection" (3 folders)
Box 11
  • Elder interviews It Was Love When..., website research (2 folders)
  • It Was Love When..., draft, Jan. 26, 2011 (2 folders)
  • It Was Love When..., draft, Jul. 18, 2011
  • It Was Over When..., draft
  • It Was Over When..., May 29, 2010
  • It Was Over When..., Oct. 24, 2010
  • It Was Over When..., other
  • It Was Over When..., publicity and media
  • It Was Over When..., website posts
  • It Was Love When/It Was Over When..., photo releases
  • It Was Love When/It Was Over When..., drafts, 2009-2010
  • Correspondence re: John Woo book
  • John Woo, financial
  • John Woo, research
  • John Woo, photographs
  • John Woo, publicity, drafts (3 folders)
Box 12
  • Last Words, correspondence
  • Last Words, correspondence, Stan Lee
  • Last Words, drafts, foreword by Studs Terkel
  • Last Words, drafts, "The Electric Chair"
  • Last Words, drafts, other
  • Last Words, drafts, "Lethal Injection"
  • Last Words, drafts, "The Firing Squad"
  • Last Words, drafts, "The Gas Chamber"
  • Last Words, drafts, "The Noose"
  • Last Words, drafts, "The Pitch"
  • Last Words, drafts, "Spared by Lincoln"
  • Last Words, drafts, miscellaneous (additional articles, essays, interviews, etc.)
  • Last Words, draft, undated
  • Last Words, draft, March 2008
  • The Film That Changed My Life, contracts
  • The Film That Changed My Life, contracts, book releases
  • The Film That Changed My Life, correspondence
  • Best Film You've Never Seen, draft, Jun. 12, 2012
  • The Best Movies You've Never Seen, pitch, drafts (2 folders)
  • The Film That Changed My Life, draft, May 2012
  • The Film That Changed My Life, correspondence
  • The Film That Changed My Life, editing notes
Box 13
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Peter Bogdanovich
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Danny Boyle
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Bruce Campbell
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Antonio Campos
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Gurinder Chadha
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Austin Chick
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Bill Condon
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Richard Curtis
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John Dahl
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview- Guillermo del Toro
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Peter Doctor
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Sean Durkin
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Atom Egoyan
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Vincent Gallo
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Alex Gibney
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Michel Gondry
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Peter Greenaway
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Todd Hayes
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Brian Herzlinger
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Arthur Hiller
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Henry Jaglom
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Steve James
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Jim Jarmusch
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Rian Johnson
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Richard Kelly
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Neil LaBute
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John Landis
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Ang Lee
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Stan Lee
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Richard Linklater
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Gordon Liu
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Phil Lord
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Guy Maddin
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John McNaughton
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Frank Oz
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Kimberly Peirce
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Gene Phillips
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Michael Polish
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Alex Proyas
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, George A. Romero
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Kevin Smith
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Todd Solondz
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Joe Swanberg
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Ondi Timonen
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John Waters
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John Woo
  • The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Edgar Wright
Box 14
  • Research for The Film That Changed My Life and The Best Film You've Never Seen
  • Notes and Miscellany
  • Publicity and Media
  • Publicity and Media
  • Publicity, Last Call with Carson Daly
  • Publicity and Media, Music Box
  • Research, Peter Bogdanovich
  • Research, Danny Boyle
  • Research, Charlie Chaplin
  • Research, David Cronenberg
  • Research, W.C. Fields
  • Research, Vincent Gallow
  • Research, Peter Greenaway
  • Research, Groucho and the Marx Brothers
  • Research, Stanley Kubrick
  • Research, John Landis and Ray Harryhausen
  • Research, Guy Maddin
  • Research, Chris Marker
  • Research, Kevin Smith
  • Research, George Stevens
  • Research, Quentin Tarantino
  • Research, Jacques Tati
  • Research, Peter Weir
  • Research, Orson Welles, Douglas Kirk, Stanley Kubrick
  • Research, various
  • Research, movie, 10 Rillington Place
  • Research, movie, Adaptation
  • Research, movie, L'Age d'or
Box 15
  • Research for The Film That Changed My Life and The Best Film You've Never Seen and Last Words of the Executed
  • Film, research, movie, Beginning of the End
  • Film, research, movie, Blume in Love and Paul Mazursky
  • Film, research, movie, Brazil
  • Film, research, movie, The Chase
  • Film, research, movie, Cocksucker Blues
  • Film, research, movie, Dog Soldiers
  • Film, research, movie, E.T.
  • Film, research, movie, Eureka
  • Film, research, movie, Harlan County, USA
  • Film, research, movie, Institute Benjamenta
  • Film, research, movie, Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Film, research, movie, King Kong
  • Film, research, movie, A Man for All Seasons
  • Film, research, movie, Mulholland Drive
  • Film, research, movie, Murder by Contract
  • Film, research, movie, North by Northwest
  • Film, research, movie, Once Upon a Time in America
  • Film, research, movie, other films
  • Film, research, movie, Over the Edge
  • Film, research, movie, La Peau Douce
  • Film, research, movie, Peter Pan
  • Film, research, movie, Raging Bull
  • Film, research, movie, Slacker and Richard Linklater
  • Film, research, movie, Some Came Running
  • Film, research, movie, Someone to Love
  • Film, research, movie, The Swimmer
  • Film, research, movie, Tales of Hoffman
  • Film, research, movie, Who'll Stop the Rain
  • Film, self-copyright
  • Last Words, draft, corrected, April 2009
  • Last Words, interview with Reverend Pickett
  • Last Words, notes and fact-checking
  • Last Words, page proofs, October 2009
  • Last Words, drafts, undated
  • Last Words, publicity, Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore
Box 16
  • Last Words, flyers for events
  • Last Words, publicity, reading at Blackstone Library
  • Last Words, publicity, reading at The Parlor
  • Last Words, publicity, reviews, announcements
  • Last Words, publicity, reviews, announcements
  • Last Words, publicity, reviews, announcements
  • Last Words, research
  • Last Words, research
  • Last Words, research/drafts, compilations
  • Last Words, Mankato, New York Times story
  • Last Words, research, Mankato
  • Last Words, research, Mankato
  • Last Words, research, Mankato
  • Last Words, responses to readers
  • Last Words, University of Chicago Press, correspondence
  • Last Words, uncorrected page proofs
  • Last Words, uncorrected page proofs
Box 17
  • Chicago Tribune, correspondence
  • Chicago Tribune, articles about the company/miscellaneous flyers
  • Chicago Tribune, Elder articles and edits of drafts
  • Chicago Tribune, employment documents/company information
  • Clips/Misc. writing and drafts, edits and revisions
  • Miscellaneous, freelance letters, paystubs, and more
Box 18
  • Interns, contracts
  • Interns, correspondence
  • Interns, letters of recommendation
  • Interns, other
  • Teaching, class rosters and grades
  • Teaching, Columbia
  • Teaching, Columbia, student evaluations
  • Teaching, facets
  • Teaching, facets, evaluations
  • Teaching, Northwestern, correspondence
  • Teaching, Northwestern, general university information
  • Teaching, Northwestern, multimedia class
  • Teaching, Northwestern, multimedia class
  • Teaching, Northwestern, multimedia storytelling class
  • Teaching, students, papers
Box 19
  • Holiday Cards 2001
  • Holiday Cards 2002
  • Holiday Cards 2003
  • Holiday Cards 2004
  • Holiday Cards 2005
  • Holiday Cards 2007-2009
  • Holiday Cards 2009
  • Holiday Cards 2009
  • Holiday Cards 2010
  • Holiday Cards 2011
  • Birthday Cards
  • New house, correspondence
  • Envelopes with no cards
Box 20
  • Bob Hamer materials
  • Contribution to Time Out Chicago, 2010
  • Timberline, journal articles, 1995, 1998
  • Magazines
  • On Eleven, "Faith No More" article, 1995
  • Chicago Tribune magazine, 2009
  • Chicago Reader, 2011
  • Last Words, publicity
  • Film, publicity, Time Out Chicago, pp. 24-25
  • Film, publicity, Marc Maron of WTF
  • Film, Chicago Free Press
  • Film, contracts, book releases
  • It Was Love When..., publicity, Daily Northwestern
  • Chicago Tribune, Elder articles and edits of drafts
  • The Oregon Voice, Vol. 20, issues 1-5
  • Bertagnoli article, "You c_nt say that (or can you?)" Chicago Tribune. Oct. 27, 2004
  • Interview with Robert Carlyle by Robert K. Elder, Heritage Magazine, Winter 2009-2010
  • Interview with Erica Watson by Robert K. Elder, DEMO 11, Columbia College Chicago, Winter/Spring 2010
  • DEMO 10
  • Wizard, 2009
  • Zines
  • Tri-State Crime Spree. Issues 1 and 2. Note: Contribution by Jeff Faerber.
  • The2ndHand. Installment 10, Winter 2003.
  • The2ndHand. Installment 12, Fall 2003
  • The2ndHand. Installment 12.5, Fall 2003.
  • The2ndHand. Installment 14, Summer 2004.
  • The2ndHand. Installment 15, Fall 2004.
  • The2ndHand. Installment 8, Spring 2002. Note: look up the publisher-one of the first places to publish the work of Joe Meno. Note: no publisher indicated
  • A Day Called Zero. Portland, OR.
  • Calvary, Marc. Cherrypepper 5, 2012. Note: friend and correspondent.
  • Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 45. Berkeley, CA.
  • Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 46. Berkeley, CA.
  • Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 47. Berkeley, CA.
  • Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 48. Berkeley, CA.
  • Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 50. Berkeley, CA.
  • Cometbus, Aaron. Mixed Reviews. Port Louis, Mauritius: Internationalist Publishers, Ltd., 2005.
  • Fa!ce. Issue 3.
  • Gold, A.K. Anecdotal Evidence 1 (Winter 2001/2002).
  • Granton, Shawn. 3.05 Metres: A Ten Foot Rule Primer. Portland, OR: Independent Publishing Resource Center, 2001.
  • Halpern, Julie and Liz Saidel. Cul-de-sac 4. Buffalo Grove, IL: January 1999.
  • Jen. Spitshine the Eye. Pensacola, FL.
  • Johnson, John. Why I Am Not a Mormon: Fallacies of the Mormon Faith. Tucson, AZ: See Sharp Press, 2001.
  • Krohs, Martin and Brian Meacham. Fotomost: Photobooth Space Bridge Moscow-Chicago. Los Angeles. April 2009. #44 of 100.
  • Meyer, Christopher. Twenty-eight Pages Lovingly Bound with Twine. Issue 5. October 2002. 1st printing: #275 of 432.
  • Meyer, Christopher. What God Has Revealed to Man. 1st printing: #126 of 756.
  • Miles, Scott Neil. Idylls of the Infirmary. Gary, Indiana: Uncle Julio's All Night Publishing Headquarters, 2002.
  • Morris, Hugh. The Art of Kissing. 1936. Reprinted 1988.
  • Naramore, Suzanna. A Start on the Other Side Production, 2003. Note: friend and correspondent.
  • Picard, Caroline. The Archive: News from the Green Lantern 2(5). Chicago, IL. Note: former assistant.
  • Picard, Caroline. Sketches: Organizing Arts. Chicago, IL: Green Lantern Press, 2007.
  • Proof I Exist. Issue 1. January 2002.
  • Raz, Kat. Retail Whore 6. Evanston, IL. 2002.
  • Raz, Kat. Retail Whore 7. Evanston, IL.
  • Raz, Kat. Retail Whore 8. Evanston, IL.
  • Roche, Dave. On Subbing. Portland, OR.
  • Rosson, Keith. AVOW 11. Portland, OR.
  • Walker, Ed. Brad Pitt vs. Will Smith.
Box 21
  • Writings
    • "A Friendly Game of Poker"
    • "At Home Film School" book proposal
    • "The Agency," a script by Robert K. Elder
    • "Blackmail Yourself into Success," drafts
    • Daniel Wu Interview, University of Oregon
    • "Interviewing Celebrities," drafts, 2006
    • Kaczynski articles, 2008
    • "Magic, Cherry Tomatoes and Shakespeare," Merlyn's Pen, 1994
    • Oregonian, articles by Elder
    • Pitch on Joe Sacco article, 2000
    • "Portland Sex Industry,": includes research, drafts and article
    • Steven Corey, interview drafts
    • VOD Script, 2009-2010
    • Wizard Magazine, includes correspondence, drafts, articles.
    • MSNBC articles, "'Twilight Saga' is the Jonas Brothers of Movies," 2010; "Dear Iron Man: Please don't blow it in sequel," 2010
  • Affiliations, Jobs, Professional Development
    • Chicago Film Critics Association
    • Chicago Headline Club
    • ChicagoSide
    • Columbia College Chicago, Class, Dreamweaver, 2007
    • Dallas Morning News
    • Drive-In Festival
    • East Coast Trip
    • Gear Magazine
    • Guggenheim Applications
    • Mr. Skin
    • Odd Hours Media
    • Poetry Foundation
    • Stop Smiling
    • Total Movie Magazine, includes correspondence and drafts of articles
  • Biographical
    • Resumes and Cover Letters
    • Interviews with Robert K. Elder
  • Trips: Business and Vacation
    • Alaska, 2007
    • Chain-O-Lakes, 2005
    • Graceland
    • Indiana, 2004
    • Ireland, 2004
    • Montana, 2005
    • Timber Ridge, 2012
    • Travel Brochures
    • Travel Brochures, 2011
  • By Subject: Research and General Information
    • Chicago Real Estate
    • Herman Sanchez
    • "A Separation," Iranian film, 2011
    • Sundance Institute
  • Research for Chicago Tribune articles:
    • "Big Trouble," postponement of the release of the movie
    • "Birth of the Republican Party and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Highway" road trip 2006: Itinerary and research: Research for Chicago Tribune Magazine
    • Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke Heston
    • Daniel Clowes
    • Del Close Skull
    • Lillian Ross and William Shawn
    • Photobooths
    • State Prisons and Prisoners
    • Gary Sinise
    • Quaid and Ditka
    • Kaczynski, Ted, Dave Kaczynski
Box 22
  • Media Materials and Press Packets
    • Ephemera from live performances
    • Press Materials, comics, 1990-1999
    • Press Materials, comics, 2000-2010
    • Press Materials, comics, undated
    • Press Materials, comics, "The Dark Tower" Marvel advance first issue
    • Press Materials, comics, "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?"
    • Press Materials, music, Ani diFranco
    • Press Materials, music, Pearl Jam
    • Press Materials, 1990-1999
    • Press Materials, 2000-2012
    • Press Materials, undated
    • Press Materials, photographs, music bands
    • Press Materials, photographs, movie stills
    • Paper Bags
    • Media, paper bags
    • Magazines- Inc. and Entrepreneur
    • Satellite News newsletter (Vol. 5.1, Summer 1993; Vol. 6.1, Spring 1994; March 1996)
  • Others' Writings
    • Book Proposal by Billy Elle
    • "Demands of the Dead" manuscript by Katy Ryan, 2011
    • "Balancing Life" manuscript by David Kaczynski, 2010
    • "What Would Sarah Palin Do?" manuscript by William Kirk II, 2010
    • "The Good Wife" pilot outline
    • "Sweet Science" screenplay by Bennett M. Cohen, 2002
    • "Now Hiring: White House Dog" proof by Gina Bayer, 2009
    • "The Sandman: Endless Nights," by Neil Gaiman, Uncorrected Galley Proof, 2003
Box 23
  • Professional Engagements
  • Professional Engagements, 2011
  • Professional Engagements, Illinois Journalism Education Association, 2010 Conference
  • Professional Engagements, Hall of Achievement, 2010
  • Professional Engagements, Commencement 2010 Speech, University of Oregon
  • Short Film Contest, scoring sheets
  • Correspondence from Readers at Chicago Tribune (2 folders)
  • Correspondence, holiday cards, while at Chicago Tribune
  • Tribune, writing/drafts
  • Tribune, correspondence
  • Tribune, legal, bankruptcy
  • Columbia College
  • Northwestern
  • Film, publishers
  • Best Film, correspondence
  • Film
  • Last Words
  • John Woo: Interviews
  • Love
  • Correspondence, John Waters
  • Correspondence, John Woo
  • Don DeLillo
  • Ray Manzarek, The Doors
  • Research, Daniel Clowes
  • Chicago Headline Club
  • Merlyn's Pen
  • Drive-In Theaters
  • Found Magazine
  • Ten Club
  • Articles, others'
  • Cover Letters/Resumes (Rob's)
  • Resumes (Others')
  • Intern Resumes
  • Intern Contracts
  • Galley Proof, 2003
  • Second Life
  • Others' articles and excerpts
Box 24
  • Ticket Stubs, entertainment
  • Travel, tickets/receipts
  • Travel, other/miscellaneous
  • Travel, Texas Book Festival
  • Travel, Michigan, 2002
  • Travel, Montana, 2007
  • Travel, Montana, 2008
  • Travel, New York, 2006
  • Travel, New York, 2007
  • Travel, Arbor House, Madison, WI, 2007
  • Travel, Bay Area with Kaczynski, 2008
  • Travel, West Coast Book Tour, 2010
  • Travel, Alaska, 2007
  • Travel, Henry Rollins, New Pornographers, and Western Illinois University Asian Film Festival, 2007
  • Business Cards, others' ca. 1992-ca. 1998
  • Web/Tech Development
  • Tech Manuals
  • Media Materials/Promotionals
  • Media Materials/Promotionals, 1992-1998
  • Miscellaneous
  • Miscellaneous, circa 2002
  • Miscellaneous, circa 2003-2004
  • Miscellaneous, circa 2005-2009
  • Miscellaneous, circa 2010-2012
Box 25
  • Notes, ca. 1992-ca. 1998
  • Notes, undated
  • Notes, ca. 2007- ca. 2008
  • Correspondence, invitations
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, undated
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1990-1996
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, ca. 1994- ca. 2000
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2001
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2002
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2003-2004
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2005-2006
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2007-2010
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2011
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous- Incomplete Letters
  • Correspondence, miscellaneous, unsent mail/undeliverable
  • Identification and Membership cards, 1991-2000
  • Souvenirs as an extra from filming of Without Limits, directed by Robert Towne: Green hat, black fanny pack, white tee shirt. "Movie Extra Warner Bros. 'PRE' Hayward Field, University of Oregon, August 1996" Note: Rob was the production assistant for Robert Towne.
  • Deck of cards from book A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game. Edited by Jake Austen. Book contributed to by Rob Elder.
Box 26
  • Audio-Visual Materials
    • 2-disc DVD edition, Do the Right Thing, signed by director Spike Lee, Criterion Collection, 2001
    • DVD, John Waters. Wizard of Oz. June 11, 2011. Jason Brown/Insight Images. Note: this was used for research for The Film That Changed My Life.
    • DVD, The Transforming Power of God: A Message and Gospel Hymns
    • DVD, The First Breath of Tengan Rei (Chicago director)
    • DVD, Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss My Goodbye? rare director's cut of the River Phoenix film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, 2008, directed by William Richert
    • DVD, Heavens Fall. Directed by Terry Green. 2006; Woodland Hills, CA: Allumination Fireworks LLC, 2007. Note: this was used for the Chicago Tribune.
    • DVD, The 2010 Hall of Achievement; Friday, November 5, 2010; School of Journalism and Communication; University of Oregon.
    • Burned DVD, "Hall of Achievement Speech 2010". Note: this is from the University of Oregon Hall of Achievement induction.
    • Burned DVD: "Tanker Rescue. Told and Filmed by Ken. Starring Bruce. 5-30-11"
    • Burned DVD, "30 Films That Changed My Life! Carson Daly Spot, C-SPAN 1."
    • Burned DVD-R, "1994-2000 docs and Books" 300 (booklet only)
    • VHS, "Mom, Jack and Bobby" 11-7-02
    • VHS, "Christine Whitmer Coming Home from Iraq"
    • Promotional CD-ROM, At the Death House Door. IFC. Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.
    • CD-ROM press kit, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    • CD-ROM press kit, Iron Man
    • CD-ROM press kit, Ghost Town
    • CD-ROM press kit, The Lucky Ones
    • CD-ROM press kit, Eagle Eye
    • CD-ROM press kit, Delgo
    • CD-ROM press kit, Tropic Thunder
    • CD-ROM press kit, Star Dust
    • CD-ROM press kit, Spider-Man 3
    • CD-ROM, Last Words of the Executed. C-SPAN. 2010. Capital Punishment in America. C-SPAN. 2010. Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.
    • CD-ROM, When Evil Struck America: A Chicago Tribune Time Capsule of 10 Historic Days. Chicago: Chicago Tribune.
    • CD-ROM, Monitor This! June/July 08
    • CD-ROM, "White Stripes." Guitar World. August 2007 "Last Words." This American Life. Serial 114. CD-ROM. Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.
    • CD-ROM, "Zell-O-Dome Home of the Chicago Cubs." Chicago Tribune. Undated.
    • Burned CD-ROM, "CSPAN 2" Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.
    • Burned CD-ROM, "CSPAN 2" (container holds 2 DVDS- one is unlabeled). Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.
    • Burned CD-ROM, "Graphix"
    • Burned CD-ROM, "Book Research Back Up" March 19, 2010.
    • Burned CD-ROM, "Master March 2005 Words Only"
    • Burned CD-ROM, "March 2005 Words Master"
    • Burned CD-ROM, "March 2005 Photo 1 Master"
    • Burned CD-ROM, Warren Skalski Photography. September 2008. Photographs of Mike Ditka and Dennis Quaid. Note: these are photographs used for the Chicago Tribune profile.
    • Burned CD-ROM, "Gene D. Phillips #2" Note: Gene D. Phillips is the foremost Stanley Kubrick and Francis Ford Coppola biographer. This was used for the Kubrick book.
    • Burned CD-ROM, "Master Disc 1991-May 25, 2000. ISO."
    • Burned CD-ROM, "Master Disc 1991-May 25, 2000. Hybrid."
    • Burned CD-ROM, "Master Disc 1994-June 9, 2000. ISO"
    • Burned CD-ROM, "with the 99"
    • CD, Devine, Denis. WHYY, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, 6/8/2010, Robert K. Elder, Last Words of the Executed.
    • Burned CD, "Cats Tour, 6/24/1992, Growl Tiger, One to Three"
    • Burned CD, "Jonah Hex Set Visit Interviews, 5/27/09." Note: this was used for the movie books. This was also used for the Josh Brolin interview for Wizard Magazine.
    • Burned CD, "Jay Duplass, Joe vs. the Volcano, Raising Arizona, Nov. 10, 2008." Note: this was used for the movie books
    • Burned CD, "Joe Swanberg, 10.31.08, Raising Arizona, IVANSXTC"
    • Burned CD, "U. of Chicago Press/ELDER, Last Words of the Executed, 1st-Pass Page Proof PDF"
    • Burned CD, "PDF Selected March 2009"
    • Burned CD, "Gene D. Phillips #1" Note: this was used for the Kubrick book.
    • Burned CD, "JInna Yun Writer/Producer, jinna.yun@gmail.com, 773-490-0780"
    • Burned CD, "2009 Chicago Trib PDFs Websites"
    • Burned CD, "RKE"
    • Burned CD, "www.robelder.com."
    • Burned CD, "U of Chicago Press Elder- Last Words- Promo PDF"
    • McClintock, Walter. Old Indian Trails. Scholar eBooks, 2005. CD-ROM.
    • Burned CD, "Sioux War Trials and related documents. Note: research for Mankato"
    • Burned CD, "Kaczynski Photos"
    • Burned CD, "Pictures from Trip to Minno. Original trials plaques, Mankato"

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