Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of: 1. Eighty-six 30-minute Dictabelts of poor to average audio quality, roughly half of them labeled "Bacon County" and apparently dictated by Crews during research and composition (circa 1974-1976) of his memoir A Childhood: The Biography of A Place. Other Dictabelt subjects include: (1) "Overdrive" interview(s) for 1977 Esquire article, (2) "The Trucker Militant"; (3) "Polo Lounge" [Beverly Hills]; and (4) Southern Express (unproduced screenplay). 2. Twenty-three videotapes, mostly multiple copies of two documentary films -- The Rough South of Harry Crews (1993) and Harry Crews: Guilty as Charged (1992). Also includes multiple NTSC copies of Crews' 1996 appearance on French TV station Canal+ program "Nulle Part Ailleurs," and original SECAM format dub; copies of Crews' acceptance remarks for Georgia Writers Hall of Fame award (December 2002) and a copy of feature film The Indian Runner, with Crews' cameo appearance. 3. Forty-three audiotape cassettes, chiefly from Crews' magazine assignments in 1970s and 1980s; also interviews with him 1979-1999 from various sources, and one partial recording of creative writing lecture/class.
Biographical Note: Harry Crews (1935-2012) was a prolific novelist, born in Bacon County, Georgia.
For futher information, see the article Harry Crews (1935-2012) at New Georgia Encyclopedia.