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Advertising assignment, circa 1966

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 5

Series Description

From the Series:

This series is arranged by subject and contains material reflecting important aspects of Lewis’s Life. The Rolling Stone material is a sub-series containing mostly office memoranda, but also some humorous general correspondence and related ephemera.

Other notable material is the transcription of Robert Draper’s interview with Lewis, which Draper conducted for his book-length expose, Rolling Stone Magazine: The Uncensored History. Lewis’s astringent testimony of his working relationship with founder and editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner, play a memorable role in Draper’s book. The complete transcription of the interview not only details Lewis’s relationship with the incomparable Wenner, but also includes other amusing anecdotes concerning the high-profile masthead of the magazine.

Also noteworthy is the personal correspondence exchanged with legendary San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen.

The personal artifacts here (boxes 10 and 11) include Lewis’s mini-cassette recorder, several pairs of eyeglasses, a small notebook with handwritten notes, buttons, pens, matchbooks, and a view-finder.


  • circa 1966


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Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.


From the Collection: 36 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 89 boxes (Plus oversize)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English