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Collection Dates: 1974 – 1999
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.
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.
Extent: 23 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.;86 magnetic belts : analog, mono. ; 4 in.;43 sound cassettes : analog.
Genre: Biographies;Documentaries and factual works;Interview;Features
Subject Headings: Crews, Harry, 1935-2012;Crews, Harry, 1935-2012--Childhood and youth;Crews, Harry, 1935-2012--Criticism and interpretation;Authors, American--20th century;Authors, American--Georgia;Crews, Harry, 1935-2012. Childhood, the biography of a place;Rough South of Harry Crews (Television program);Harry Crews (Motion picture);Indian runner (Motion picture);Biographies.
Related materials in other repositories: Harry Crews papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Cite Collection As: Harry Crews papers, har-ms3340, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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