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"

ADDITIONS

Box 27
  • 1960 Flintstones collectable glass. 1991.
  • 1963 Flintstones collectable glass. 1991.
  • 1964 Flintstones collectable glass. 1991.
  • 1964 Flintstones collectable glass. 1991.
  • Marvel Superheroes coloring and activity book, Marvel Entertainment Group. 1987.
  • "Batman" mug, DC Comics Inc., Applause Inc. 1989.
  • Combat Video Computer System Game Program. Atari Inc. 1978.
  • Create a hero Contest wall decorations. Malibu Xomics entertainment, Inc. 1993.
  • Doonesbury's Jimmy Thudpucker 8-track cartridge. Windsong Records, Inc. 1997.
  • Marvel Superheroes Shrinkydinks. Marvel Comics Group. 1983.
  • The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry, Ballantine Books. 1968.
  • The Untold Legend of the Batman by Lein Wein, DC Comics, Tom Doherty Associates. 1982.
  • "Donatello" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmates Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.
  • "Michelangelo" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmates Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.
  • "Leonardo" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmates Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.
  • "Raphael" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmates Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.
  • "Usagi Yojimbo" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmates Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.
  • (2) "April O'Neil" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmates Toys, Inc. 1990.
Box 28
  • "The Avengers versus the Squadron Sinister!" 3 ring binder. Avengers Marvel Comics Group. Mead. 141 Nov. 02458.
  • "Fantastic Four" 3 ring binder. Fantastic Four Marvel Comics Group. Mead. 159 June 02462.
  • "The Incredible Hulk vs. the Mole Man!" 3 ring binder. Incredible Hulk Marvel Comics Group. Mead 189 July 02456.
  • "Heffalump" Soft Toy. Disney. Winnie The Pooh movie. Product Development Partners. 2011.
  • "Mr. Snuffleupagus" Soft Toy. Sesame Street Mini Beans. Kellog's/ Creata Promotion. 1999.
  • "Snuffleupagus" Soft Toy. Sesame Street Beans. Tyco Preschool Toys, Inc./ Div. of Mattel, Inc. 1997.
  • "Snuffleupagus" Stuffed Toy. Muppets, Inc./ Sesame Street. Applause Presents Sesame Street.
  • (2) "Batmobile" Die Cast Car. Batman/DC Comics. The ERTL Company. 1989.
  • "Two-Face" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. Toy Biz. 1990.
  • "Green Lantern" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. Toy Biz. 1990.
  • "The Riddler" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. Toy Biz. 1989.
  • "The Penguin" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. Toy Biz. 1989.
  • "Night of the Sentinals" Marvel Creators' Choice #1 X-Men. VHS Video. Marvel Comics/Pizza Hut. 1993.
  • "Enter Magneto and Deadly Reunions" Marvel Creators' Choice #2 X-Men. VHS Video. Marvel Comics/Pizza Hut. 1993.
  • Asteroid "M" Playset: X-Men Pocket Comics. Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. 1993.
  • Pizza Box. X-Men. Marvel Comics/Pizza Hut. Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. 1993.
Box 29
  • Zero Dark Thirty: The Shooting Script. Screenplay by Mark Boal. Introduction by Kathryn Bigelow. The Newmarket Shooting Script Series. Motion Picture Artwork, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 2013. Motion Picture Photography, Zero Dark Thirty, LLC, 2013.
  • The Book of Streams. Drawings by Keith J. Taylor 2010-2012. Self-published, Keith J. Tayler. 2012.
  • (2) Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder. Frank Miller + Jim Lee, Scott Williams + Alex Sinclair. DC All Star, No. 10 Aug. Diret Sales/dccomics.com 6194124658. 2008.
  • Tales from the Crypt. Vol 2, No. 8, September 2008. Special Editorial by Cathy Gaines Misfud About a Topic that Scares Even Us! No.8 ALL-NEW. 1 of 2 COVERS. An Entertaining Comic. PapercutZ. William Gaines, Agent 7189645306. 2008.
  • Boiled Angel #3. (Zine) Editor/Author/Illustrator: Michael Diana. Handwritten inscription. [Letter from Michael Diana removed.]
  • "Bruce Campbell" black & white press kit photo: "The adventures of Brisco County, Jr." Fox Broadcasting Company. 1993.
  • (3) "Harvey Keitel" black & white press kit photos from "Mean Streets." Top photo includes Martin Scorsese (Director) and Cesare Danova. Stapled together. 1973.
  • "Marilyn Manson" black & white press kit photos. nothing records, Limited Inc. 2000.
  • "Twiggy Ramirez, John 5, Marilyn Manson, Ginger Fish, M.W. Gacy" black & white press kit photo. nothing records, Limited Inc. 2000.
  • Sleeve of assorted playing cards:
    • Free Enterprise 3, "'Mark'/ Eric McCormack" movie card. Mindfire Entertainment. 1999.
    • "Visions of Freedom" trading card. Larry Welz. 1997.
    • (2) X2 movie card, The Return of Marvel's Mighty Mutants... X-Men United. Marvel, Topps, 20th Century Fox. 2003.
    • Daredevil movie card. Marvel. 2002.
    • "Blue - Eyes White Dragon" Yi-Gi-Oh! trading card. Konami. 1996.
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie card. New Line Productions, Topps. 2002.
  • "The Smashing Pumpkins" Aftershow Pass: November 29, 2000.
  • The Simpsons Animation Domination Popcorn Box. The Greatest Shows on Earth, Fox Sundays. 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. 2013.
  • American Dad Animation Domination Popcorn Box. The Greatest Shows on Earth, Fox Sundays. 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. 2013.
  • "Smurf" Transistor AM Radio. Natsa Inc. Peyo. 1982.
  • "X-Men Danger Room Cyclops Light Force Arena" game without figures. Marvel Comics/ Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. Toy Biz, Inc. 1994.
  • (3) The Empire Strikes Back Taco Bell Meal Box (transforms into a "Star Wars scene".) Special "Star Wars Trilogy" Edition. Lucasfilm Ltd. 1996, Taco Bell Corp. 1996.
  • (2) Star Wars Taco Bell Meal Box (transforms into a "Star Wars scene".) Special "Star Wars Trilogy" Edition. Lucasfilm Ltd. 1996, Taco Bell Corp. 1996.
  • Revolver Presents Tool: The Ultimate Guide to Hard Rock's Most Extraordinary Band. Editor in Chief, Tom Beaujour, Future Us, Inc. Future plc. 2001.
  • This American Life Amateur Secret Radio Decoder Outfit. WBEZ Chicago, Public Radio International. Promotion for "This American Life" radio show hosted by Ira Glass. 2000.
  • Animaniacs McDonald's Happy Meal Box. Warner Bros. 1993. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "Cameron Chase" miniature figure. DC Comics. Wizkids LLC. 2004.
  • "Rokk Krinn" miniature figure. DC Comics. Wizkids LLC. 2003.
  • "Transformers" Lunchables Toy. Hasbro. 2007.
  • Human Nature razor promotion. Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. Directed by Michel Gondry. 2001.
  • Box of assorted buttons:
    • (4) The Doom Patrol
    • (5) Legion 89
    • (1) Green Lantern
    • (3) Mutant Genesis
    • (4) unidentified
  • Joy Ride also known as Road kill mud flap girl necklace promotion. Screenplay by Clay Tarver and JJ Abrams. Directed by John Dahl. 2001.
  • Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death package of tissues "Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home" promotion. Produced by Alan Ball. 2003.
  • Blair Witch Project pin promotion. 1999.
  • Pioneer League 1989 Billings Mustangs ProCards Team Set. ProCards, Inc.
  • Ghostbusters II bookmark "I'm ready to kick some slime!" Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 1989.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation trading cards. Free Warp Pack. Paramount Pictures. 1995.
  • Box of assorted "Smurf" figures. Schleich:
    • Doctor. 1978.
    • Pirate. 1978.
    • Golden Helmut
    • Basketball player with basketball hoop. 1980.
  • "Batman" Card. ISBN 0681551186. DC Comics, Inc. 1989.
  • Pop Music mini CD. The Coca-Cola Company. Columbia/ Epic. 1991.
  • BearHug by Stan Lee mini CD. Limited Inaugural Edition "one of 10,000." Stan Lee Media. 1999.
  • Blue Suede Shoes - A Side, Honey, Don't - B Side. 45 rpm. Carl Perkins. Sun/BMI. Memphis, Tenessee. DECCA Records Sleeve. Recorded 1955, released 1956.
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 24-page read-along book and record (33 1/3 rpm) story, music, and photos from the original motion picture. Lucasfilm, Ltd. 1980. Buena Vista Records, music by John Williams.
  • Star Wars 24-page read-along book and record (33 1/3 rpm) story, music, and photos from the original motion picture. Lucasfilm, Ltd. 1979. Buena Vista Records, music by John Williams.
  • "Sabertooth" figure. Marvel Comics. 2000.
  • "The Crow" action figure. McFarlane Toys. Movie Maniacs. 1999.
  • Bayne, Doug and Cooper, Trudy. Oglaf: Book One. Easthampton, MA: Topatoco Press, 2012. Signed with original sketch.
  • Carmichael, Matt. BUYographics: How Demographic & Economic Changes Will Change the Way Marketers Reach Consumers. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Inscribed: "Rob, Someday maybe I'll have written as many of these as you have, Matt Carmichael."
Box 30
  • "Luke Skywalker" ornament. Star Wars. Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. 1997.
  • "R2-D2" playset Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.
  • "Exploding Death Star Spinner" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.
  • "Millennium Falcon Gyro" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.
  • "Balancing Boba Fett" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.
  • "Floating Cloud City" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.
  • "Yoda" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.
  • "Darth Vader" PEZ dispenser. PEZ Candy, Inc. Late 1990s.
  • "Yoda" PEZ dispenser. PEZ Candy, Inc. Late 1990s.
  • "C-3PO" PEZ dispenser. PEZ Candy, Inc. Late 1990s.
  • "Chewbacca" PEZ dispenser. PEZ Candy, Inc. Late 1990s.
  • "Behemouth" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.
  • "The Mayor" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.
  • "Jack as Santa" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.
  • "Evil Scientist" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.
  • "Sally" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.
  • "Lex Luther" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. DC Comics Inc. Toy Biz. 1989.
  • "The Joker" action figure. Batman. DC Comics Inc. Toy Biz. 1989.
  • "Batman" action figure. Batman. DC Comics Inc. Toy Biz. 1989.
  • "#4 Shock and Zero" trading figure, series 1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.
  • "#2 Sally" trading figure, series 1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.
  • "#1 Jack Skellington" trading figure, series 1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.
  • "#1 Welcome to Christmas Town" trading figure, series 1 extra. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.
  • "#1 Jack with Vampire Teddy" trading figure, series 1 extra. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.
  • "#1 Snowman Jack" trading figure, series 1 extra. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.
  • Cowie, Peter. Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2006. Inscribed: "For Robert Elder, with best wishes. Nov. 11. 2006."
Box 31
  • (3) Batman promotional cup with lid. DC Comics. Taco Bell Corp. 1989.
  • (4) Batman Returns promotional cup with lid. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corp. 1992.
  • "The Bat, The Cat, the Penguin" Batman Returns promotional button. 1992.
  • "X-Men" promotional cup. Marvel Entertainment Group. Pizza Hut. 1993.
  • "Masters of the Universe" promotional cup. Mattel Inc. Burger King. 1985.
  • "MTV's 1990 Video Music Awards" promotional cup. MTV Networks. Taco Bell Corp. 1990.
  • "USA Basketball Olympics" Patrick Ewing promotional cup. USA Basketball. McDonald's Corp. 1992.
  • The Simpsons promotional cup with lid. Twentieth Century Fox Corporation. Burger King Corporation. 1990.
  • Apollo 13 promotional cup. U.C.S. Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. 1995.
  • Jurassic Park promotional cup. Universal City Studios Inc. & Amblin Entertainment, Inc. McDonald's. 1992.
  • Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country promotional cup. Paramount Pictures, Inc. Carmike Cinemas. 1991.
  • Batman Returns promotional cup lid
  • Unidentified promotional cup lid
  • Father of the Bride Part II promotional button. Touchstone Pictures. 1995.
  • Grumpier Old Men promotional button. Warner Bros. 1995.
  • "Garfield" button. Jim Davis. 1980s.
  • "The Infinity Gauntlet" promotional button. Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. 1991.
  • The Punisher promotional button. Artisan Pictures, Inc. Marvel Characters Inc. 2003.
  • Clerks: The Animated Series promotional button. 2000.
  • WAM (Wild Agents of Marvel) fan club promotional button. Marvel. 1991.
  • Needful Things "Max von Sidow" promotional button. Castle Rock Entertainment. 1993.
  • Jurassic Park promotional button. 1993.
  • Rocketeer promotional button. 1991.
  • The Simpsons Bartman promotional button. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. 1989.
  • Snoopy promotional button. Peanuts. Charles Schulz. United Feature Syndicate, Inc. 1980s.
  • "Mace Windu" FritoLay puzzle piece. Star Wars Episode II. LucasFilm, Ltd. 2002.
  • (3) 8202 "Escaped Hero" miniature film reel. The Invincible Iron Man. Marvel Comics Group. 1978.
  • 8402 "Dr. Octopus #2" miniature film reel. The Amazing Spider-Man. Marvel Comics Group. 1978.
  • Invisible Beeker figurine. Wizard World Chicago, July 6, 2002 giveaway. Palisades. The Muppet Show: 25 years. The Jim Henson Company.
  • "Goodfeathers" Happy Meal toy. McDonald's Corporation. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1995.
  • "Pinky" Christmas figurine. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1997.
  • "The Brain" Christmas figurine. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1997.
  • "Upside-Down Wakko" Happy Meal toy. McDonald's Corporation. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1993.
  • "Yakko Ridin' Ralph" Happy Meal toy. McDonald's Corporation. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1993.
  • The Lion King collectible glass. Burger King. 1994.
  • X-Men collectible tin. Marvel Comics. Nabisco. 1995.
  • Batman movie cards, complete collectors' edition. DC Comics Inc. Topps Ireland Ltd. 1989.
  • Batman movie cards, 2nd series, complete collectors' edition. DC Comics Inc. Topps Ireland Ltd. 1989.
  • "Green Lantern" DC Comics Super Hero and Collector Card. DC Comics Inc. ERTL Company Inc. 1990.
  • "Batman" DC Comics Super Hero and Collector Card. DC Comics Inc. ERTL Company Inc. 1990.
  • "Commander William Riker" action figure. Star Trek: The Next Generation. Paramount Pictures Corporation. Galoob. 1988.
  • Star Trek communicator walkie-talkies. Paramount Pictures Corporation. 1989. (Prell shampoo mail-in promotion.)
  • "The Thing" toy. The Addams Family. Filmways TV Productions, Inc. Poynter Products, Inc. 1964.
  • "Mr. Freeze Sleet Shooter" Taco Bell toy. The Adventures of Batman and Robin. DC Comics. Taco Bell Corp. 1997.
  • "Batman on Ice" Taco Bell toy. The Adventures of Batman and Robin. DC Comics Inc. Taco Bell Corp. 1997.
  • "Catwoman and Leopard" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation 1993.
  • "Lola Bunny" Happy Meal toy. Space Jam. Warner Bros. McDonald's Corporation. 1996.
  • "Gonzo" Happy Meal toy. Muppet Treasure Island. Henson. McDonald's Corporation. 1995.
  • "Fozzie" Happy Meal toy. Muppet Treasure Island. Henson. McDonald's Corporation. 1995.
  • "Aquaman" cereal giveaway figurine. DC Comics. 1988.
  • The Time Stealer 7" 45 rpm. Star Trek: Original stories for children inspired by Star Trek. Paramount Pictures Corporation. Peter Pan Records. 1979.
  • In Vino Veritas 7" 45 rpm. Star Trek: Original stories for children inspired by Star Trek. Paramount Pictures Corporation. Peter Pan Records. 1979.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey "talking story book" book and record. Kid Stuff Records and Tapes. I.J.E. Inc. circa 1980s.
  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact "talking story book" book and record. Kid Stuff Records and Tapes. I.J.E. Inc. circa 1980s.
  • Dune part 1: Battle for the Known Universe "talking story book" book and record. Dino De Laurentiis Corporation. Kid Stuff Records and Tapes. I.J.E. Inc. circa 1980s.
  • Dick Tracy "admit one" movie t-shirt for midnight showing. 1990.
  • Dick Tracy "Influence" promotional button. 1990.
  • Universal Studios 2000 calendar. Universal Studios 1999.
Box 32
  • He Man and the Master of the Universe metal lunch box. Aladdin Industries Incorporated. Mattel Inc. 1984.
  • Gremlins metal lunch box and thermos. Aladdin Industries Incorporated. Warner Bros. Inc. 1984.
  • Iron Man "05.02.08" movie t-shirt. Marvel. Paramount, A Viacom Company. 2007.
  • Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log One. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.
  • Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log Two. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.
  • Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log Three. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.
  • Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log Four. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.
  • Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log Seven. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.
  • Rotsler, William. Star Trek III: The Vulcan Treasure. New York: Wanderer Books, 1984.
  • "Bat-Signal" flashlight toy. DC Comics. Promotional Partners. 1997.
  • "Twoface" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "Robin" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "The Joker" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "Batgirl" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "Batman" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "Catwoman and Leopard" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "The Riddler" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "Batmobile" Happy Meal toy. Batman Returns. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1991.
  • "Poison Ivy" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "Simba in the Lion King Celebration vehicle" Disneyland Adventures Happy Meal toy. The Walt Disney Company. McDonald's Corporation. 1994.
  • "Pluto in France" Mickey & Friends, Walt Disney World Epcot Center, Adventure at Walt Disney World Happy Meal toy. The Walt Disney Company. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • (2) "Color Change Invisible Woman" Happy Meal toy. Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel. McDonald's Corporation. 1996.
  • "The Tick" Happy Meal toy. Ben Edlund. Fox Children's Network, Inc. Taco Bell Corp. 1995.
  • "Hulk" Happy Meal toy. Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel. McDonald's Corporation. 1996.
  • "Knuckles" Happy Meal toy. Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Sega. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.
  • "Camp Barbie" Happy Meal toy. Barbie and Friends. Mattel, Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1994.
  • "Hobgoblin Landglider" Happy Meal toy. Spider-Man. Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1994.
  • "Thing" Happy Meal toy. Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel. McDonald's Corporation. 1996.
  • "Batman" figure with rope and suction cup. DC Comics. Applause toys. 1989.
  • "White Ranger with Falcon Ninjazord" McDonald's toy. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Saban Entertainment. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. McDonald's Corporation. 1995.
  • Star Trek: First Contact flavored lip balm. Paramount Pictures. Cosrich, Division of PMC, Inc. 1996.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation "Data" and "Worf" hologram key ring. Paramount Pictures. A.H. Prismatic. 1992.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation "Enterprise starship" hologram key ring. Paramount Pictures. A.H. Prismatic. 1992.
  • Star Trek hologram "Captain Kirk" magnet. Paramount Pictures. A.H. Prismatic. 1992.
  • "Caspar" puppet. Caspar. Universal Studios Inc. Amblin Entertainment Inc. 1995.
  • (2) "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" spaceship toy. E.T. the Extraterrestrial. LJN Toys Ltd. Universal Studios. 1982.
  • E.T. Happy Meal toy. E.T. the Extraterrestrial. Universal Studios. McDonald's Corporation. 1994.
  • (2) Mayor McCheese ornament. McDonald's Corporation. 1983.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas digital watch. Touchstone Pictures. Burger King. 1993.
  • John F. Kennedy doll with Herald Tribune newspaper and musical rocking chair. Kamar Incorporated. 1963.
Box 33
  • "Grendel" Hunter Rose Fright Mask. Dark Horse Comics. Graphitti Designs, Inc. 1998.
  • "Angela" action figure. Todd McFarlane's Spawn Deluxe edition Ultra-Action Figures. McFarlane Toys. 1995.
  • "Batman" sweetened cereal box. Ralston. DC Comics Inc. 1989.
  • "Batman" video game box. Sunsoft for the Nintendo Entertainment System. 1989.
  • Marvel Universe: The Official Marvel Super Heroes Trading Cards box. Marvel Entertainment Group Inc. Impel Marketing Inc. 1990.
  • Batman movie display box. DC Comics Inc. 1989.
  • Star Trek official trading cards box. Paramount Pictures. Impel Marketing Inc. 1991.
  • "Catwoman" action figure and trading card. Legends of Batman. DC Comics. Kenner. 1994.
  • Dennis Eckersley trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.
  • Dan Gladden trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.
  • Brook Jacoby trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.
  • Paul Moliter trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.
  • Ozzie Smith trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.
  • Robin Yount trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.
  • (2) Container with Marvel comics images. 1986.
Box 34
  • (2) "Robin #1" comic book promotional Kit. DC Comics, Inc. 1990:
    • 1 large poster (Robin Graphic)
    • 3 circular mobiles
    • 2 large banners
    • 100 stickers
  • "The Cryptkeeper" robed action figure. Tales from the Cryptkeeper. Tales from the Crypt Holdings. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. circa 1990s.
  • "The Cryptkeeper" suited action figure. Tales from the Cryptkeeper. Tales from the Crypt Holdings. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. circa 1990s.
  • "Duke" action figure. Doonesbury. circa 1990s.
  • "Psycho Mantis" action figure. Tactical Espionage Action Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear Solid. Konami Co Ltd. McFarlane Toys. 1998.
  • "Asteroid 'M' Playset" X-Men Pocket Comics. Marvel Entertainment Group. Toy Biz, Inc. 1994.
  • Star Trek cassette tape with stories for children: "Passage of Moav," "In Vino Veritas," "The Crier in the Emptiness." Peter Pan Industries. 1979.
  • "The Tick" figure. Fox Children's Network Inc. Ben Edlund. Bandai America Incorporated. 1994.
  • Letter from David Sedaris to Robert Elder, Dec. 12, 2001?
  • Letter from Michael Diana, removed from Boiled Angel #3
  • David Brin Kiln People and Chicago in 2000 signature cards
Box 35
  • "Dilate," promotional
  • David Lynch Foundation info book
  • Kevin Smith book and article
  • Orson Welles' F for Fake
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Wizards Workshop Comic Bookstore
  • Robert Pattinson, Twilight
  • Robert Elder New York Times articles
  • Historical newsclipping
  • Outland strips
  • Elder, Billings Gazette
  • 'Zines
  • Tribune, Obama inauguration
  • Tribune, Obama election
  • Historical Sun-Times, 1958
  • Bush v. Gore
  • Sun-Times: "She's Bombing the Taliban"
  • New design, Chicago Tribune
  • John Woo interviews, 2005
  • Articles in postcards
  • Miscellaneous Tribune articles, 2000-2008
Box 36
  • Signed materials and books (2 folders)
  • Misc. print materials
  • The Art of Tony Millionaire, signed with original drawing
  • The Film That Changed My Life (two folders)
  • Stephen King first editions and Star Wars novelizations
  • Batman magazines, 1989
  • Press kits
  • Star Wars and other sci-fi records
  • Star Wars activity books (2 folders)
  • King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries
Box 37
  • Presentation materials
  • Print descriptions
  • CD - 2014 podcasts and guest editor interviews
  • Best Film You've Never Seen, drafts and correspondence (8 folders)
  • Billings, Montana articles
  • U.S. Dakota War 1862, articles for NY Times, etc.
  • My History House DVD
  • "History of Sioux Massacre"
Box 38
  • G.I. Joe: catalogs, guides, toys
Box 39
  • Star Wars toys
  • Spider-Man and other Marvel puzzles
  • Dune computer games
  • Masters of the Universe DVD
  • Darth Vader mask case
Box 40
  • Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi toys, action figures, and records
  • Secret Wars marvel figures, games, and puzzles
Box 41
  • Batman trading cards, buttons, and memorabilia
  • Masters of the Universe toys and memorabilia
Box 42
  • Del Close Article
  • Michael Chabon questions and research
  • Annemarie Jaciv "Salt of the Sea" notes
  • Philip Pullman interview notes and article for The Golden Compass
  • Orson Welles 80th anniversary Woodstock, IL 2014
  • 2014 CAKE festival
  • Scenes from Chicago Overcast Independent Film
  • New Goodman Theatre Ribbon Cutting 2000
  • Fancypants Tribune article
  • Movie press kits
  • Before Night Falls slides 2001
  • WindycityXXX 2007
  • David Lowery Director
  • OMNI Magazine Harlan Ellison "The Man Who Rode Christopher Columbus Ashore"
  • Birthday papers
  • Hire the Future 2003
  • Rhino Richard Pryor Antholoogy press kit 2002
  • Celebrate Small Press Month Poster
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater 2000-2001 season
  • Photobooths, Meags Fitzgerald "Photobooth-A Biography," signed with illustrations
  • Brian De Palma interviews
  • Alan Ball Towelhead interview materials

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.