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Accession 2021-099


Scope and Contents

Archival material donated by Rae Lewis relating to the life, writing career, and death of Rolling Stone and Texas Monthly journalist, Grover Lewis’ dating 1962-2015. Materials include extensive notes, research materials, correspondence, publishing contracts and manuscript drafts for Lewis’ unpublished memoir, “Goodbye If You Call That Gone” and unpublished novel, “Code of the West”, the posthumous anthology, Splendor in the Short Grass: The Grover Lewis Reader, drafts of unproduced screenplays, early poems and stories, reviews, a book chapter and articles written by Lewis including “Return to Cracker Eden” appearing in Texas Monthly. Also included in the collection are photographs of Grover Lewis’ family, wedding and his time at Rolling Stone magazine, as well as personal correspondence and a draft of Rae Lewis’ unpublished memoir, "Goodby If You Call That Gone: A Selected History". Folder titles preceding a semi-colon reflect Grover and/or Rae Lewis’ original description.


  • 1962-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


6 Linear Feet

6 boxes (Photographs, slides, ephemera)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English