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Joe R. Lansdale Papers

Identifier: SWWC-005

Scope and Contents

The materials date from 1985 to 1992 and contain manuscripts, galley proofs, comic book art, scripts and realia. It includes Lansdale's novels, short stories, comic book scripts, anthologies, and screenplays. There are also Lansdale's introductions to the work of others as well as screenplay renditions of Lansdale works by other writers.


  • 1985-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Note: Contact the Wittliff Collections for information about additional materials from this writer that have not yet been fully processed.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical Notes

Joe R. Lansdale was born October 28, 1951 in Gladewater, Texas. A freelance writer since 1981, Lansdale has written horror, science fiction, westerns and mysteries. He has expressed a preference for short stories but has also written novels, comic scripts, screenplays and stage plays. He has edited several short story anthologies and has contributed to numerous genre magazines. All his works are informed by his life-long immersion in the atmosphere of deep East Texas. Lansdale was awarded the Bram Stoker award for Night They Missed the Horror Show in 1989 and for On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks in 1990.


2.5 Linear Feet

5 boxes

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The Joe R. Lansdale Collection includes materials that date from 1985 to 1992 and contain manuscripts, galley proofs, comic book art, scripts and realia.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joe R. Lansdale, 1992

Guide to the Joe R. Lansdale Papers
Gwynedd Cannan
December 1992
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2004: Finding aid revised as part of the Wittliff's Collection Numbering Project
  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Susannah Broyles.

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA