University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Sam Shepard:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Shepard, Sam, 1943-2017
Title: Sam Shepard Papers
Dates: 1965-2011 (bulk 1983-1987, 2001-2009)
Abstract: The Sam Shepard Papers consist of notebooks, drafts, publication proofs, screenplays, scripts, production and publicity material, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and awards belonging to the American playwright, author, and actor Sam Shepard.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-5197
Extent: 30 document boxes (12.6 linear feet), 1 oversize box (osb), 1 oversize folder (osf)
Language: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers VII in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, on November 5, 1943. The son of an army officer, he spent his childhood living on different military bases, along with his mother, who was a teacher, and his two sisters. The family lived in South Dakota, Utah, Florida, and Guam, and eventually settled in Duarte, California, where they lived on an avocado ranch. He began acting and writing poetry while in high school, and worked as a stable hand at a horse ranch. After graduating in 1960, he attended Mount San Antonio Junior College to study agriculture. He quit school after one year to join a traveling theater group, the Bishop's Company Repertory Players.

In 1963, Shepard left the theater group and moved to New York to pursue an acting career. He shared an apartment with his old high school friend, Charles Mingus, Jr., son of the legendary jazz musician, who helped him get a job at jazz club, The Village Gate. It was there that Shepard met Ralph Cook, founder of the Theatre Genesis, who encouraged him to write plays. Shepard's first two plays, Cowboys (1964), and The Rock Garden (1964), were avant-garde one-act plays performed at the Theatre Genesis. He quickly attracted a following in what became known as the Off-Off-Broadway movement, being dubbed as "the one to watch." He went on to write several more one-act plays, including the Obie Award winners: Chicago (1965), Icarus' Mother (1965), and Red Cross (1966). He wrote his first full-length play, La Turista, in 1967, for which he also received an Obie Award. That same year, Shepard began to play drums with the rock band The Holy Modal Rounders. His musical involvement influenced his writing leading to what are referred to as "the Rock plays," which include the Obie Award winning Melodrama Play (1968), Operation Sidewinder (1970), and Mad Dog Blues (1971).

Shepard married the actress O-Lan Jones in 1969, and they had a son, Jesse Mojo Shepard, in 1970. From 1971 to 1973, the family lived in London, England, where Shepard continued to write plays. Works from this period include The Tooth of Crime (1972), which marked a stylistic departure from a modernist to traditional style. Shepard returned to the U.S. in 1974, and settled in San Francisco where he became the playwright in residence at the Magic Theater from 1975 to 1983. Plays written and produced during this time include Curse of the Starving Class (1978), considered the first of his plays about family where he uses the domestic drama formula to explore dysfunctional individuals and families. He continued this exploration with Buried Child (1978), True West (1980), and Fool for Love (1983).

Other plays by Shepard include A Lie of the Mind (1985), States of Shock (1991), Simpatico (1993), Eyes for Consuela (1998), The Late Henry Moss (2000), Kicking a Dead Horse (2007), and Ages of the Moon (2009). He received numerous Obie Awards, as well as a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for Buried Child, and a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award in 1986 for A Lie of the Mind.

In addition to his success as a playwright, Shepard had a prolific acting career. His first role was in 1978 in the film Days of Heaven. It was on the set of the film Frances in 1982, that he met Jessica Lange, leading him to end his marriage to Jones in 1984. He and Lange have two children together, Hannah Jane and Samuel Walker Shepard.

Shepard appeared in over thirty movies including The Right Stuff (1983), Country (1984), Crimes of the Heart (1986), Thunderheart (1992), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), and Blackthorn (2011). Shepard’s achievements in acting include an Academy Award nomination for The Right Stuff, an Emmy Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination for the TV movie Dash and Lilly (1999), and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for the TV movie Ruffian (2008).

His involvement in film also extended to screenwriting and directing. He wrote and directed the films Far North, released in 1988, and Silent Tongue, which was shown at both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals in 1993. He also collaborated on screenplays with German director, Wim Wenders. They co-wrote Paris, Texas, which won the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Don't Come Knocking, which was entered into the 2005 Cannes Film Festival and starred Shepard in the lead role.

Shepard also published several short story collections including Motel Chronicles (1982), Great Dream of Heaven (2002), and Day Out of Days (2009). His stories appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and the New York Times Magazine.

Shepard died July 30, 2017 at his home in Kentucky from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Scope and Contents

The Sam Shepard Papers consist of notebooks, drafts, publication proofs, screenplays, scripts, production and publicity material, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and awards belonging to the American playwright, author, and actor Sam Shepard. The papers document Shepard's various works for stage and screen, his collections of short stories and other writings, and his acting career. The materials date from 1965-2011, with the bulk dating from 1983-1987 and 2001-2009. They are organized into five series: I. Works, 1975-2010, undated; II. Acting, 1982-2011, undated; III. Correspondence, 1978-2010, undated; IV. Personal and Career-Related, 1965-2009, undated; and V. Works of Others, 1984-2006, undated.

Series I. Works makes up the bulk of the papers and contains materials associated with Shepard's writings. It is subdivided into two subseries: A. Stage and Screen, 1976-2010, undated; and B. Other Writings, 1975-2010, undated. Materials in each of these subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by title of work, and within each title, by chronological order of creation, from early drafts to finished works. When applicable, related material such as production and publicity material, playbills, reviews, and other items follow the drafts.

Subseries A. Stage and Screen primarily contains drafts of Shepard's stage plays and screenplays. There is considerable material for the stage plays Ages of the Moon, Kicking a Dead Horse, Fool for Love, and A Lie of the Mind, including revised versions of drafts and production material. Fool for Love, which was produced for both stage and screen, and A Lie of the Mind were both directed by Shepard and both contain rehearsal scripts and production notes. Of the screenplays in this subseries, Don't Come Knocking, Far North, and Paris, Texas are particularly well represented. Because Shepard also directed Far North, there is a considerable amount of production material present, including scripts with camera directions, notes on set design, shooting schedules, and correspondence regarding casting. The material for Paris, Texas illustrates the various versions that the story went through and includes some correspondence from his collaborator and the director of the film, Wim Wenders. Several titles reflect his collaboration with others including Joseph Chaikin and T-Bone Burnett. Most of the title pages of the more recent projects are signed by Shepard. Correspondence scattered throughout this series, including a small amount of Shepard's outgoing correspondence, is indexed at the end of the finding aid.

Also of interest in this subseries are twenty-six notebooks containing handwritten notes and ideas related to the plays Shepard wrote, films in which he acted, story ideas, and his travels. These notebooks provide a richly detailed perspective of Shepard's working life, and most cross genres, relating to his work as a writer, actor, and musician. One notebook from 1991 is inscribed to Shepard by Jessica Lange with a personal note about their relationship. More than half of the notebooks are labeled by play title, film, geographic location and/or other identifiers (blues film, fishing play, etc.). Original labels, if present, are transcribed in the container list in single quotes. The notebooks are arranged in rough chronological order. Additional notebooks that contain information relating to only one work are filed with that project.

Subseries B. Other Writings includes drafts and galley proofs for three published short story collections, Day Out of Days (2009), Great Dream of Heaven (2002), and Motel Chronicles (1982), as well as an article, foreword, introduction, poems, song lyrics, stories published in magazines, and tributes. All are arranged alphabetically by title. The three short story collections underwent numerous arrangements and revisions before publication, which is well documented in the papers. Day Out of Days and Motel Chronicles also include several notebooks containing early handwritten drafts of stories. Nearly all of his writings bear the month/year and state or country abbreviation for the location where the work was composed or revised, as in "6/05 NY."

Series II. Acting contains scripts from Shepard’s acting projects including the films The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Baby Boom, Black Hawk Down, Blackthorn, Country, Crimes of the Heart, Mud, and Savannah. The play A Number, the TV movie Ruffian, and the TV pilot Tough Trade are also represented. The scripts are often heavily annotated by Shepard and most include production material. A small amount of visual material is present for two films, Frances and The Right Stuff.

Series III. Correspondence contains incoming correspondence that spans the years 1978 to 2010. It includes letters from Woody Allen, Michael Attenborough, Michael Almereyda, Judy Boals, Joseph Chaikin, Johnny Dark, Richard Ford, Fiach MacConghail, Jesse Shepard, Peter Stampfel, Bob Wade, Tom Waits, and Wim Wenders, among others. Arranged alphabetically, the correspondence reflects the international scope of Shepard's works and recognition of his literary stature, as evidenced by interest in performing his works and numerous invitations to appear at events worldwide. While friends often wrote to Shepard directly, much of the business correspondence was mediated by his agents Martha Luttrell of ICM (International Creative Management) and Judy Boals, and is documented in this collection through email printouts. A complete index of all correspondent names in this collection is included at the end of the finding aid.

Series IV. Personal and Career Related contains a variety of material documenting Shepard’s career and interests. It is arranged in alphabetical order by topic or title. The material includes articles about Shepard in newspapers and magazines, awards, invitations and public appearances, photographs, reviews, and pencil and ink sketches. Awards include four Obie Awards from 1965-1973, and The Laurence Olivier Award nomination for West End Play of the Year for A Lie of the Mind. Documentation of Shepard's public appearances include a joint appearance with his son, Jesse, at City Lights Booksellers in 2003, a Gala Tribute to Jessica Lange in 2006, A Tribute to César Vallejo in 2007, and a story told at Toil and Trouble: Stories of Experiments Gone Wrong for the storytelling series The Moth in 2008. The photographs range from a 1970 print of Shepard with the band The Holy Modal Rounders, to shots of Shepard fishing, horseback riding, and other informal snapshots. The pencil and ink drawings feature people and scenes from various locations including Arizona, California, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, from 1985 to 1988; as well as a cross-country train ride in 1989.

Series V. Works of Others includes song lyrics by T-Bone Burnett and a silkscreen print from Kurt Vonnegut’s Freedom Portfolio series, inscribed and signed by the author. Also present are writings by Johnny Dark, Shepard's father-in-law from his marriage to O-Lan Jones; selections from Jack Kerouac's Big Sur; playscript drafts by Sheila Tousey and Maria Vail based on Shepard’s works; a screenplay draft by Michael Almereyda for Until the End of the World; a page proof of Ron Kovic’s Around the World in Eight Days; and the text of Harold Pinter's 2005 Nobel acceptance speech.

Some materials that contain contact information have been restricted to protect the individual’s privacy. The originals were removed and have been replaced with redacted photocopies.



Open for research

Index Terms

Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-2003.
Dark, Johnny.
Lange, Jessica.
Wenders, Wim.
Actors--United States--20th century.
Authors, American--20th century.
Dramatists, American--20th century.
Motion Pictures, American.
Theater--United States--20th century.
Document Types
Contact sheets.
Electronic mail.
Galley proofs.
Serials (publications).
Set design drawings.
Short stories.

Related Material

The Mel Gussow Collection and the Jonathan Cott Collection of Sam Shepard Audio Interviews at the Ransom Center contain additional Shepard-related material.

Additional Sam Shepard material is housed at The Wittliff Collection of Southwestern Writers at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Separated Material

Non-manuscript items received with the papers were transferred to appropriate departments within the Ransom Center. Included are numerous books; a music CD for a production of The Late Henry Moss in San Francisco in 2000 (CD 0074); DVDs of Ruffian and Wanderlust; VHSs of This So-Called Disaster, November 2002, and Jesse and Sam Shepard at City Lights, April 24, 2003; production clappers from Far North and Silent Tongue; and a silver business card case engraved "The Late Henry Moss, November 2000" with a paper document enclosed: "Certificate of Death--THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT Sam Shepard IS DEAD--[signed] S. Penn, County Clerk."

Non-manuscript items received with material acquired in 2011 were also transferred to appropriate departments within the Ransom Center and include: numerous books; a Brandeis University Creative Arts Award (1984); two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Play, A Lie of the Mind (1985-1986); a Gradiva Award for Best Play, When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable) (1997); two unpublished, non-commercial audio CDs – one labeled "from Toil and Trouble" and is most likely audio from Toil and Trouble: Stories of Experiments Gone Wrong, held at The Moth on May 29, 2008; the second labeled with the song titles: Raining in my Heart, Take Your Burden to the Lord, and Operator.

Administrative Information

Provenance Note

The Sam Shepard Papers were purchased by the University of Texas Libraries in 2006. Originally cataloged and opened for research by the Fine Arts Library, in December 2010 the collection was transferred to the Ransom Center, where recent additions to the papers were processed and the entire collection re-cataloged.

In November 2011, the Ransom Center purchased material that was previously on deposit at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. Additional material was also acquired from Shepard at that time. This material was integrated into the existing arrangement in 2012.


Purchases and Gifts, 2006-2011 (10-12-001-T, 11-11-005-P, 11-12-010-P, 11-09-015-G)

Processed by:

Liz Murray, 2011; Daniela Lozano, 2012


In addition to material found within the Sam Shepard Papers, the following sources were used:

"Sam Shepard." Contemporary Authors Online, (accessed 23 October 2012).

"Sam Shepard." Dictionary of Literary Biography, (accessed 23 October 2012).

Container List

Series I. Works, 1975-2010, undated

Subseries A. Stage and Screen, 1976-2010, undated
Ages of the Moon (stage play)
1.1 First draft, circa September 2007-January 2008
1.2 Unfinished working script, November 2007, revised 19 July 2008
1.3 Draft, bound photocopy, lightly revised, 28 February 2009
1.4 Dublin work copy [rehearsal script], circa January-March 2009
1.5, osf Early set designs and ground plan, Peacock Theatre, Dublin, January 2009
1.6 Dublin world premiere: theater program and ticket, handwritten notes by Shepard, Dublin itinerary, February-March 2009
1.7 Dublin rehearsal script, itinerary, and theater program, Abbey Theatre production, October-November 2009
1.8 Theater program, ticket, correspondence, production material, Atlantic Theater Company production, January 2010
Buried Child (stage play)
1.9 Uncorrected proof, with Seduced and Suicide in B Flat, Urizen Books edition, undated
1.10 Production photographs, circa 1978-1979
Curse of the Starving Class (stage play and screenplay)
1.11 Published play (Dramatists Play Service, 1976), revised with handwritten edits, June 2006
1.12 Screen adaptation by A. J. Gentile, with annotations by Shepard, 1987
2.1 Production photographs of stage play, undated
2.2 Denial (film), screenplay draft, undated
Don't Come Knocking (screenplay based on a story by Shepard and Wim Wenders)
2.3 First draft, 24 April 2002, revised January 2003 with Shepard's song lyrics for Sunk Up faxed to T-Bone Burnett, 22 January 2003
2.4 Second draft, 22 January 2003 with rewrites through 12 June 2004
2.5 Blue revised script, 20 June 2004 with revisions through 23 June 2004
2.6 Shooting script, revised through 23 July 2004 with inserted production material
3.1 Second yellow revision, 30 August 2004
3.2 Script 'to be approved by Sam Shepard,' clean copy without revisions, 8 June 2005
3.3 Associated material: handwritten notes for reworked scenes, typescript draft of Shepard's introduction, photographs of Shepard and Wenders at Wisconsin farmhouse, letter from Eva Marie Saint and photograph with Shepard and Wenders, Cannes Festival ticket and reception invitation, publicity tour itinerary 2005-2006
3.4 Eyes for Consuela (stage play), photocopy of first draft, circa October-November 1997, with selected pages from published edition of Paz's The Blue Bouquet
Far North (screenplay)
3.5 First draft, November 1986
3.6 Early draft, 'camera,' circa 1986-1987
3.7 Early draft with camera directions, circa 1986-1987
3.8 Final draft, lightly revised, June 1987
4.1 Final draft, 'camera' with camera directions, June 1987
4.2 'Annotated script' with one line breakdowns, scene lists, and music cues, 1987-1988
4.3-4 'Shooting script,' with production material and photographs, October-November 1987
4.5 Script fragments and handwritten notes; shot list, 30 September 1987; 'Now Filming' cardboard sign
4.6 Correspondence, 1987-1988, undated
4.7 Shooting schedules, April-May 1987
4.8 Green spiral notebook, including notes for shooting and set design, August 1987
5.1 Wild track log and second unit log, October-November 1987
5.2, osb 31 Production and publicity material: storyboard drawings with directorial notes; strips for scene board; mockups for display posters, circa 1987
Fool for Love (stage play and screenplay)
5.3 Typescript of play with slight revisions, December 1982
5.4 Rehearsal script (December 1982) for Magic Theatre production, January 1983 with rewrites through March 1983
5.5 Bound typescript, includes March 1983 rewrites, 1983
5.6-7 Photographs and contact sheets, Magic Theatre production, San Francisco, 1983
5.8, osf Photographs and ground plan, Circle Repertory Theatre production, New York, 1983
5.9 Contract and correspondence with City Lights Books, February 1983
5.10 Photocopied page proofs, Dramatists Play Service edition, 13 January 1984
5.11 Proof, German version (S. Fischer Verlag edition), 1984
5.12 Published play (City Lights Books, 1983) with annotations for the screenplay version, undated
6.1 Screenplay third draft, 19 April 1985
6.2 Screenplay fourth draft, 25 April 1985
6.3 Correspondence regarding film version, 1985
6.4 Programs for performances at Magic Theatre, San Francisco (1983); S. Fischer Theater, Frankfurt (1984); Apollo Theatre, London (2006); Island Etc., Galveston (2004); and Parco Theater, Tokyo (2007)
6.5 Reviews, Circle Repertory Theatre production, New York, May 1983
The God of Hell (stage play)
6.6 'Drafts' blue spiral notebook, March 2000
6.7 First draft, 1 June 2003
6.8 Second draft, 14 January 2004
6.9 Second draft, revised through October 2004
7.1 First pass page proofs with cover design and back cover copy (Vintage Books, 2005)
7.2, osb 31 Production and publicity material, 2004-2006
7.3 Jacaranda (a dance), stage play written for Daniel Nagrin, photocopy of script, 1979
Kicking a Dead Horse (stage play)
7.4 First draft, November 2006
7.5 First draft, photocopy
7.6 Draft, photocopy with minimal revisions, undated
7.7 Revised draft, 12 December 2006
7.8 Rehearsal script, revised 15 December 2006-12 February 2007
7.9 Rehearsal notebook, Peacock/Abbey Theatre, March 2007
7.10 Correspondence, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2006-2007; includes text of Stephen Rea's introduction for program [?]
7.11, osf Abbey Theatre production material, January-April 2007
7.12 Reviews, Peacock Theatre world premiere, 12 March-14 April 2007
7.13 Associated material: typescript text of The Killing of Crazy Horse from Chapter 12 of John G. Neihardt's Black Elk Speaks; map of Dublin; cover proof for published version of Kicking a Dead Horse; handwritten fax to 'Lou' regarding a poem for possible music collaboration; announcement of Shepard's appearance at the Irish Film Institute to talk about Paris, Texas, 1 March 2007
7.14 Script, 'corrected copy, Abbey--8/07'
7.15 Working production script, Public Theater performance, June 2008, with production material
7.16 Playbill and reviews, Public Theater, June-July 2008
8.1 Knowledge of the Seven Steps (Synthetic Tears), stage play handwritten draft, November 1979
8.2 The Last Shot, screenplay typescript draft with revisions, 28 January 1986; handwritten notes, April 1986; and script fragment, 3 October 1986
The Late Henry Moss (stage play)
8.3 Unfinished script, undated
8.4, osb 31 Almeida Theatre production programs and publicity cards, 12 January-4 March 2006
8.5 Tribeca Film Festival Guide announcing This So-Called Disaster, documentary on rehearsals of The Late Henry Moss, with related faxes, 2003
A Lie of the Mind (stage play)
8.6 First version and cuts, May-August 1984
8.7 Second version and cuts, 24 August 1984
8.8 Second version, circa 1984
8.9 Script fragment and handwritten notes, January-April 1985
9.1 Working script, September 1985
9.2-3 Final script before cuts, November 1985
9.4 Typescript, April 1986
9.5 'Production Notes' green spiral notebook, October-December 1985, with handwritten pages, 1 July 1984
9.6, osf Production material including floor plan for Minetta Lane Theatre production of Balm in Gilead, 18 July 1984; rough ground plan for Promenade Theatre production, August 1985; contact sheets and schedules, October-December 1985
10.1 Correspondence and reviews for Promenade Theatre production, 1984-1987
10.2 Published play (Dramatists Play Service, 1986)
10.3 Draft jacket copy, photographs, and correspondence, Methuen London edition, 23 January 1987
10.4 Page proof and correspondence, Methuen London edition, 13 February 1987
10.5 Galley proof, New American Library edition, circa 1987
10.6 Cover design and flap copy, New American Library edition, circa 1987
10.7, osb 31, osf Program, reviews, and publicity material for Dutch production, Rotterdam Theater, September-November 1987; Swedish production, Gotesborgs Stadsteater, April 1988; and Norwegian production, Det Norske Teatret, April-May 1988
10.8 Photocopy of printed script, with revisions for New Group production, 7 January 2010, and production material, 2009-2010
10.9 Man Fly, stage play adapted from Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, photocopied typescript, undated
Paris, Texas (film)
10.10 'Film outline,' November 1982, with rewrites through 22 February 1983
10.11 'Film outline' second draft, February-March 1983, with rewrites through May 1983
10.12 'Descriptive script,' June 1983, with rewrites and dialogue, September 1983
11.1 Script fragment and dialogue pages with correspondence from Wim Wenders, circa 1983
11.2 Scene rewrites, circa 1983
11.3-4 Screenplay typescript, circa 1983
11.5 Screenplay, 21 September 1983, with 'final rewrites,' September-November 1983
11.6 Script fragment, October 1983, with rewrites, November 1983
11.7 Correspondence from Wim Wenders, with character background story and summary for rewrite to ending of film, 20 October 1983
11.8 Handwritten pages, scenes for new ending, circa 1983
11.9 Dialogue list, bound photocopy, April 1984
12.1 Program and newspaper articles, Cannes Film Festival screening, 1984
12.2 English dialogue script with corrections; correspondence regarding screening at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 25 May 2007
12.3 Red Cross (stage play), French script translation by Dominique Meyer, 15 January 1986
The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve of Killing His Wife (stage play)
12.4 Typescript, July 1976
12.5 Musical score 'revised edition' by Shepard and Catherine Stone, April 1983
12.6 Musical score photocopy, 1983
Savage/Love (stage play)
12.7 'Production script' with revisions, August 1979
12.8 Typescript by Joseph Chaikin and Shepard, circa 1979
12.9 Typescript, three photocopies, circa 1979
12.10 Photographs and contact sheets of production of Savage/Love and Suicide in B Flat, 1978-1979
Side to Side (stage play, published as True Dylan in Esquire)
12.11 Typescript 'first version from tapes' and handwritten notes, August 1986
12.12 Typescript draft, September 1986
12.13 Correspondence regarding title change in Esquire, 28 July 1987; photocopy of published play (July 1987), together with transcribed copy sent by Ben Hedin, April 2003
12.14 Sway (stage play), corrected script, January 2006
12.15 Tongues (stage play), typescript by Joseph Chaikin and Shepard, 29 September 1978
The Tooth of Crime (Second Dance) (stage play)
12.16 Copy-edited typescript, Vintage Books edition, August 2005
12.17 Typeset pages, Vintage edition, October 2005
12.18 Typescript introductions 'to new re-write 2005' for Buried Child and The Tooth of Crime; faxed pages from published editions and the Lucille Lortel Theatre production; review of La MaMa E.T.C.'s production, 2006
12.19 Sahib: Songs from Tooth of Crime, Second Dance, by T-Bone Burnett, 2007
True West (stage play)
13.1-2 Typescript, two photocopies, September 1979
13.3 Typescript photocopy with revisions, circa 1979
13.4 Typescript, circa 1979
13.5 Photocopied playscript, Broadway version, February 2000
13.6 French script translation by Rudi Coupez, undated
* Presentation plaque of Mel Gussow's review in the New York Times (18 October 1982), given to Shepard by the producing partners of the 1982 Cherry Lane Theater production (*transferred to Personal Effects Collection)
13.7 Program from 1985 L'Avant Scene Theatre production; 2004 productions in Japan; Peacock/Abbey Theatre program, 2006
13.8 The Unseen Hand (stage play) production photographs, undated
The War in Heaven (Angel's Monologue) (stage play by Joseph Chaikin and Shepard)
13.9 First version, August 1984
13.10 Second version, August 1984
When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable) (stage play and screenplay)
13.11 Script by Joseph Chaikin and Shepard, 5 July 1996
13.12 Bill Coco's reconstruction of stage directions from the Signature Theater production, with edited script pages and correspondence, 2002
14.1 Screenplay by John P. Adams, based on Chaikin/Shepard stage play, uncorrected revised draft, 30 March 2006
14.2-4 Works, fragments, 1978-2008 and undated
Works, notebooks
14.5 '4/30/80-7/80' brown notebook, includes material for True West, April-July 1980
'Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California' brown notebook, 17 July 1980-31 August 1980
14.6 '4/81' brown notebook, includes material for Bad Sleep, Superstitions, April-June 1981
14.7 'Film 5/81' brown notebook, includes material for Bad Sleep, Superstitions, 1981
'Fool, Chronicles, '81' brown notebook, includes material for Fool for Love, Motel Chronicles, June-August 1981
'Seattle – L.A. '81' brown notebook, includes material for Oedipus Film, Transifixion [Motel Chronicles], October-November 1981
14.8 'Right Stuff, Motel Chronicles, L.A.–'81-'82, Juan Bautista' brown notebook, includes material for Motel Chronicles, Right Stuff, 1981-1982
14.9 'Notes: Right Stuff (Levon), Curse, Story: Bluewater, N.M.' brown notebook, includes material for Right Stuff, Curse Magic, Fool for Love, Motel Chronicles, April-July 1982
14.10 ''82-Fool-Paris, TX' brown notebook, includes material for Fool for Love; Paris, Texas, July-November 1982
14.11 Snake skin print notebook, includes material for Fool for Love; Paris, Texas, December 1982-February 1983
14.12 Brown notebook, includes material for Paris, Texas, June-August 1983
14.13 Brown notebook, includes material for Denial, The War in Heaven, January-April 1984
14.14 Brown notebook, includes material for A Lie of the Mind, Brownsville Girl, October-November 1984
15.1 Brown notebook, includes material for blues film, August 1986
15.2 'Story: Father/Son, pregnant woman' brown notebook, July-September 1988
''88-89-notes: Far North, Silent Tongue' brown notebook, includes material for Far North, Silent Tongue, 1988-1989
15.3 Brown journal, includes material for Stray Hand, 1991
15.4 'London-'01' black notebook, includes material for stories Actor Threatens Writer, MN-7 degrees, December 2000-February 2001
15.5 'Mexico-'01-Morocco' blue notebook, includes material for Great Dream of Heaven, March 2001-August 2002
15.6 'California to Australia' black notebook, January 2003-February 2004
15.7 'Australia '04' black notebook, includes material for Day Out of Days, February-May 2004
15.8 Black notebook, includes material for Day Out of Days, June 2004-May 2005
16.1 Green spiral notebook, includes material for cabin play, Dead Horse, fishing play, Sway, 2005
16.2 Black notebook, includes material for Day Out of Days, Pity the Poor Mercenary, Sway, November 2005-August 2006
16.3 Black notebook, includes material for Kicking a Dead Horse, Cell Dance, Sisters of Mercy, Kitchen Drama, Just Another Johnny Stampanato, November 2006-August 2007
16.4 Black notebook, includes material for Ages of the Moon, March 2007-February 2008
16.5, osf Works-related ephemera: publicity material for Theatre de Lys production of Buried Child, 1978, Jalopy Theatre production of The Holy Ghostly, undated, and Italian production of Mad Dog Blues, undated; bands from cover of Motel Chronicles, 1985; blurb sheet and bookmark for Cruising Paradise, 2002; cover art for revised edition of Buried Child, 2006, and The Late Henry Moss with Eyes for Consuela and When the World was Green, undated; publicity material for the Sam Shepard Festival, 2006-2007; program for Atlantic Theater Company 2009-2010 season
Subseries B. Other Writings, 1975-2010, undated
16.6 Brownsville Girl (song collaboration with Bob Dylan), typescript draft of lyrics with revisions, undated
Day Out of Days (collected short stories, 2009)
16.7 Black notebook, May-October 2005
16.8 Black notebook, August-November 2006
17.1 Black notebook, April 2008-February 2009
17.2 Unfinished working manuscript photocopy, 7 July 2008; with handwritten note to LuAnn Walther, 10 July 2008
17.3 Unfinished working manuscript photocopy, circa 2008
17.4-5 Drafts, August 2008 and 10 October 2008
17.6 Reworked drafts, including Saving Fats (2005)
18.1 Work copy, revised 27 August 2008
18.2 'Work script,' 30 September 2008
18.3 Unfinished working manuscript, 9 October 2008
18.4 Typescript, undated
19.1 Typescript draft, 8 January 2009
19.2 Revisions, draft fragments, January 2009
19.3-4 Unfinished manuscript in progress, 16 March 2009
19.5 Partial draft photocopy, circa 2009
19.6 Final draft with slide images, 19 May 2009
20.1-2 Final draft, two photocopies, 19 May 2009
20.3-4 Late draft with revisions and editor's notes, circa 2009
20.5 Uncorrected first pass proofs, 7 August 2009
21.1-2 First pass proofs with corrections, 8 August 2009
21.3 Uncorrected proofs, 3 September 2009
21.4-5 Proofs with corrections, 3 September 2009
21.6 Correspondence from publisher, 2009
21.7 Reviews, 2010
22.1 Days of Black Outs (story published in Cruising Paradise), typescript draft, May 1994
22.2 Four Days, story in Paris Review (Fall 2009), galleys and published issue, 2009
Great Dream of Heaven (collected short stories, 2002)
22.3 Drafts of eleven stories, undated
22.4-6 Drafts, with revisions, 27 June 2001
22.7 Working manuscript, 27 July 2001
22.8 Typescript of title story, 15 August 2001
22.9 Draft, 5 December 2001
23.1 Draft, informally bound typescript, 29 December 2001
23.2 First pass proofs, author's copy, 2 April 2002
23.3 Second pass proofs, author's copy, 2 May 2002
23.4 Cover art for various editions, 2002-2003
23.5 Foreword to In New Mexico Light (2007) by Douglas Kent Hall, handwritten draft
23.6 Indianapolis (Highway 74), story in the New Yorker, 23 November 2009, two proofs and magazine
23.7 Land of the Living, story in the New Yorker, 21 September 2009, two proofs and magazine
Motel Chronicles [working title Transfixion] (collected short stories, 1982)
23.8 '10/10/79-1/15/80 Transfixion' brown notebook, September 1979-January 1980
'Transfiction 1/80' black notebook, January 1980
'2/5/80-3/30/80 Transfixion (Motel Chronicles)' brown notebook, February-March 1980
'9/1/80–Ca.' brown notebook, September 1980
'9/11/80' brown notebook, September 1980
'10/11/80, S.F. to Texas' brown notebook, October-December 1980
'12/8/80-1/24/81 Chronicles, Austin to S.F.' brown notebook, December 1980-January 1981
'1/30/81-4/81 Motel Chronicles' brown notebook, January-April 1981
23.9 Early draft typescript, circa 1981
24.1 Typescript draft with revisions, 1981
24.2 Bound draft with editor's annotations and correspondence, 1981
24.3 Bound photocopy of draft, circa 1981
24.4 Contract, City Lights Books, 7 July 1982, and reviews, 1983
24.5 Typesetting proofs with Hawk Moon, Redwood Burn Limited edition, 24 September 1984
24.6 My First Year in New York, 1963, typescript draft, 26 June 2000, and published article in the New York Times Magazine, 17 September 2000
24.7 Poem written to accompany photograph of Patti Smith in Lynn Goldsmith's Rock and Roll, handwritten draft, 15 June 2006
The Rolling Thunder Logbook
24.8 List of tour personnel, Rolling Thunder Revue Tour, 1975
24.9, osb 31 'New introduction,' typescript draft, 28 April 2004; cover art; related material
24.10 Sixty, poem, typescript draft, 5 November 2003
Slave of the Camera (An Actor's Notes)
25.1 Partial early draft with photographs, August 1990
25.2 Continuation of early draft, November 1990
25.3 Tributes for Joseph Chaikin (2003) and Billy Hart (2008) in The Village Voice, typescript drafts and published versions
25.4 Thor's Day (Highway 81 North, Staunton, Virginia), in Zoetrope: All-Story, Fall 2009, published story
25.5 An Unfair Question, typescript draft, 15 August 2001, and published story in the New Yorker, 11 March 2002
25.6 Williams, Arizona (Highway 40 West), published story in Filter Magazine, Fall 2006

Series II. Acting, 1982-2011, undated

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (film, 2007)
25.7 Screenplay by Andrew Dominik, revised through 26 August 2005 with four typescript pages of quoted passages
25.8 Production material: crew lists, one-line schedules, crew call, and publicity, 2005
25.9 Baby Boom (film, 1987), shooting script by Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer (27 October 1986), revised through 2 November 1986
25.10 Black Hawk Down (film, 2001), shooting script by Ken Nolan, revised through 4 May 2001, with script fragments; production and publicity material
Blackthorn (film, 2011)
26.1 Screenplay by Miguel Barros, third draft, August 2008, with Shepard's annotations and correspondence from director Mateo Gil, 22 June 2009
26.2 Screenplay, fourth draft, January 2010, with Shepard's annotations, production and research material
26.3 Country (film, 1984), script fragment, production material, and correspondence, 1983
26.4 Crimes of the Heart (film, 1986), shooting script by Beth Henley (1 February 1986), revised through 15 April 1986
26.5 Frances (film, 1982), photographs of Shepard and Jessica Lange, undated
26.6 Mud (film, 2012), shooting script by Jeff Nichols (22 August 2011), revised through 16 September 2011, with Shepard’s annotations and production material
A Number (play, New York Theater Workshop, 2004)
26.7 Marked-up copy of published play by Caryl Churchill, 2003
26.8 Photocopy of script with Shepard's annotations, undated
26.9 Performance script with production material and review, 2004
26.10 The Right Stuff (film, 1983), associated material including production Polaroids of scenes at Pancho's bar, publicity stills of Shepard, and related photographic images, 1982-2003
Ruffian (TV movie, 2007)
27.1 Screenplay by Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff, 6 January 2006, with Shepard's annotations
27.2 Screenplay, last revision, 20 March 2006
27.3 Production and publicity material, 2006
27.4 Savannah (film, 2012), screenplay by Annette Haywood-Carter and Ken Carter, 13 January 2011, with production material
27.5 Tough Trade (TV pilot, 2010), script by Chris Offutt, 10 November 2009; 'full blue' draft of script, 30 November 2009; and production material

Series III. Correspondence, 1978-2010, undated

27.6 A, 2002-2006
Abbey Theatre, Fiach MacConghail, 2005-2006
Allen, Woody, 1987
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2002-2006
Antonelli, Sara, 2002
Attenborough, Michael, 2006
27.7 Almereyda, Michael, 2002-2004
27.8 B, 2005-2006, undated
Boals, Judy, 2002-2003, undated
Brando, Marlon, 1987
Callaghan, Dylan, 2006
Callahan, Michael, 2004
Crowe, Cameron, 1986
27.9 Chaikin, Joseph, 1983-1988, 2002, undated
27.10 D, 2003-2006
Daniels, Barry, 1985
27.11 Dark, John (Johnny), 1983-2006, undated
28.1 Eshleman, Clayton, 2007
Evans, Tim (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), 1999-2000
F, 1998-2002
Ford, Richard, 2001-2004
G, 2002-2010
Graves, John, 2006
H, 1987-2002
Horn, Michael, 2006
Irwin, Bill, 2008
J-L, 1987-2007
28.2 Luttrell, Martha, 1995-2006
28.3 M, 1985-2006
Maloney, Peter?, 2006
Mañe, Carlos, 2006
McGuane, Thomas (Tom), 2002
Middleton, Clark, 2004, undated
Murphy, Tom, 2007
92nd Street Y, 2006
Norman, Howard, 2001
O-P, 2002-2010
Powers, David, 1985
R, 2005
Rae, Heather, 2004
Royal Court Theater, 2009
28.4 S, 1978-2006
Shepard, Hannah Jane, undated
Signature Theatre, 2005-2006
Stampfel, Peter, 2001-2003
28.5 Shepard, Jesse, 2004-2006
28.6 T, 2005-2006
V, 2006
Vahey, Brien, 2009
Vintage Books, 1996-2010
Von Malotky, Eva, undated
W, 1990-2006
28.7 Wade, Bob, 2006-2009
28.8 Waits, Tom, 1986, undated
28.9 Wenders, Wim, 1988-2004

Series IV. Personal and Career-Related, 1965-2009, undated

Articles about Shepard
28.10, osb 31 Various, 1984-2006
28.11 Cott, Jonathan. Conversation with Sam Shepard, typescript of Rolling Stone article with revisions by Shepard and correspondence, March 1986
28.12 Cott, Jonathan. Sam Shepard and Far North, typescript of article, undated
28.13 Gibbons, Luke. Made in the Shade: Sam Shepard and the West, typescript of essay, 10 November 2009
29.1 Scobie, Stephen. The Only Thing We Knew for Sure About Henry Porter: Bob Dylan, Sam Shepard, and the Staging of the Absent Father, typescript of literary analysis of Brownsville Girl, 1987
29.2, osb 31 Sessums, Kevin. Horse Sense, typescript for article in Interview magazine with revisions by Shepard, correspondence, and photocopies of photographs of Shepard by Herb Ritts, 27 June 1988
29.3, osb 31 Various, 1965-2008
* Brandeis University Creative Arts Award, Theater Arts, 1984 (*transferred to Personal Effects Collection)
Drama Desk Award, 1985-1986, for Outstanding New Play, A Lie of the Mind (*2 awards transferred to Personal Effects Collection)
Gradiva Award, 1997, for Best Play, When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable) (*transferred to Personal Effects Collection)
29.4 The Laurence Olivier Awards nomination for The BBC Award for the West End Play of the Year, A Lie of the Mind, 1987
29.5-6, osb 31 Invitations and public appearances, 2001-2009
29.7 Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue by Spalding Gray, typescript for audio recording, May 2005
29.8 Photographs, 1970-2009, undated
29.9 Great Dream of Heaven, 2002-2003
30.1 Various works, 1984-2009
30.2, osb 31 Notebook pages, pencil and ink, 1985-1995
30.3 Brown sketch notebook, 1986
Sound Recordings
* 'Raining in my Heart, Take Your Burden to the Lord, Operator' (*audio CD removed to Sound Recordings Collection)
Toil and Trouble: Stories of Experiments Gone Wrong, held at The Moth as part of the World Science Festival, 29 May 2008 (*audio CD removed to Sound Recordings Collection)

Series V. Works of Others 1984-2006, undated

30.4 Almereyda, Michael. Revised draft of screenplay for Until the End of the World, 16 May 1987
30.5 Burnett, T-Bone. Song lyrics, undated
30.6 Dark, John (Johnny). Various writings, 2003, undated
30.7 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. Speak Out, poem printed as postcard, signed, 2003
30.8 Kerouac, Jack. Big Sur, typed transcription of selected chapters through chapter 34, undated
30.9 Kovic, Ron. Around the World in Eight Days, uncorrected page proof, 1984
30.10 Pinter, Harold. Transcription of Nobel acceptance speech, 8 December 2005
30.11-12 Tousey, Sheila and Maria Vail. Play script drafts for Hunted from the short stories and poetry of Sam Shepard, The Public Theater, May 2006
30.13 Vonnegut, Kurt. Free At Last Freedom Portfolio, silkscreen print, inscribed and signed, 2004
osb 31 Oversize box

Index of Selected Correspondents

  • Abbey Theatre, Fiach MacConghail--27.6
  • Adams, John P. (3rd party)--14.1
  • Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.--27.6
  • Alive Films--4.6
  • Allen, Lewis, 1905-2000--6.3, 10.1
  • Allen, Woody--27.6
  • Almendros, Nestor--4.6
  • Almereyda, Michael--18.4, 27.7
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters--27.6
  • Antonelli, Sara--27.6
  • Arthur, Jason (Vintage Books)--23.4
  • Attenborough, Michael--8.4, 27.6
  • Aukin, David (ACT Productions Ltd.)--27.6
  • Bailen, Gloria--29.5
  • Barra, Allen--28.3
  • Bergin, Joan--1.6
  • Berman, Lois--10.1
  • Berrigan, Anselm (The Poetry Project)--29.6
  • Boals, Judy--12.18, 13.12, 14.1, 27.8
  • Boals, Judy (3rd party)--7.1
  • Bogaards, Paul (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)--27.6
  • Bosicke, Karsten--27.8
  • Brando, Marlon--27.8
  • Bronk, Robin (The Creative Coalition)--27.8
  • Burke, James (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)--27.6
  • Burnett, T-Bone--12.19, 27.5
  • Buser, Gene--27.8
  • Callaghan, Dylan--27.8
  • Callahan, Michael--13.7, 27.8
  • Carstensen, Uwe (S. Fischer Verlag)--28.4
  • Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-2003--27.9
  • City Lights Books--5.9, 24.2, 30.9
  • Coco, Bill--13.12
  • Cott, Jonathan (Rolling Stone)--28.11
  • Cox, Christopher (The Paris Review)--22.2
  • Crowe, Cameron, 1957- --27.8
  • Da Capo Press--24.9, 28.4
  • Daniels, Barry V.--27.1
  • Dark, John (Johnny)--16.1, 27.11, 30.6
  • Darnton, John (The New York Times)--27.10
  • Dawson, Nick, 1980- --27.10
  • Doulin, Jack (New York Theatre Workshop)--26.9
  • Dramatists Play Service--14.2, 28.4
  • Driver, Adam--27.10
  • Dunayevich, Rama (California Film Institute)--27.10
  • Edwardes, Pamela (Methuen London Ltd.)--10.3, 10.4
  • Eisenberg, Lee, 1946- (Esquire)--12.13
  • Eshleman, Clayton--28.1, 29.6
  • Eustis, Oskar, 1958- (The Public Theater)--16.1
  • Evans, Tim (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)--28.1
  • Feltrinelli, Inge (Giangiacomo Feltrinelli editore)--28.1
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (City Lights Books)--5.9, 24.2
  • Finstuen, Ingrid (Da Capo Press)--24.9
  • Firstenberg, Jean Picker (American Film Institute)--29.3
  • Ford, Richard--28.1
  • Fox, David (Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery)--29.5
  • Frank, Mary--28.1
  • Garchik, Leah (The San Francisco Chronicle)--28.1
  • Gentile, Anthony R.--1.12
  • Gil, Mateo, 1972- --26.1
  • Gilbert, Ronnie--28.4
  • Goldsmith, Lynn--24.7
  • Gottlieb, Hildy (International Creative Management, Inc.)--26.6, 27.4
  • Graham, Stephen--9.6
  • Graves, John, 1920- --28.1
  • Greene, Callum--8.5
  • Gresham, Angela--3.3
  • Guare, John--28.1
  • Haas, Peter--29.2
  • Halpern, Daniel (Antaeus)--28.1
  • Handke, Peter--28.1
  • Harper, Tess--4.6
  • Hedin, Ben--12.13
  • Hern, Nick (Methuen London Ltd.)--28.1
  • Horn, Michael--28.1
  • International Creative Management, Inc.--26.6, 27.4, 28.2, 29.6
  • Irwin, Bill--28.1
  • The Julliard School--28.1
  • Katagas, Anthony G.--8.5
  • Kaufman, Phil--28.1
  • Kelley, James (Alive Films)--4.6
  • Kener, David--29.6
  • Kennedy, Star St. George--28.1
  • Keys, Wendy--29.5
  • Kovic, Ron--30.9
  • Kreshka, Ruth--7.2
  • Kroll, Ginger--28.1
  • La Mama Experimental Theatre Club--29.5
  • Lange, Jessica--16.1
  • Lawson, Jeffory--1.8
  • Leslie, F. Andrew (Dramatists Play Service)--14.2
  • Lhormer, Brenda--28.1
  • Lieberson, Sandy (Umbrella Entertainment Productions)--4.6
  • Lieven, Stefanie von (S. Fischer Verlag)--28.4
  • Locitzer, Debby--10.1
  • Lovell, Joel (New York Times Magazine)--24.6
  • Lui, Florence (Vintage Books)--21.6, 21.7, 25.4
  • Lurie, Jan (Limelight Editions)--28.1
  • Lutrell, Martha (International Creative Management, Inc.)--28.2, 29.6
  • Lutrell, Martha (3rd party)--25.8
  • MacConghail, Fiach--7.10 (see also Abbey Theatre)
  • MacConghail, Fiach (3rd party)--7.4
  • McFarland, Dan--26.3
  • McGuane, Thomas (Tom)--28.3
  • McGuire, Pat (Filter Magazine)--25.6
  • McHenry, Tim (Rubin Museum of Art)--12.2
  • Madden, Ken--13.7
  • Maloney, Peter?--28.3
  • Mañe, Carlos--28.3
  • Manning, Sean--28.3
  • March, Michael (Prague Writers' Festival)--28.3
  • Masterson, Marc (Actors Theatre of Louisville)--28.3
  • Methuen London Ltd.--10.3, 10.4, 28.1
  • Middleton, Clark--28.3
  • Moore, Stephen--28.3
  • Motika, Stephen (Poets House)--29.6
  • Mottram, Ron--28.3
  • Mulligan, Geoff (Martin, Secker & Warburg)--28.3
  • Muñoz Molina, Antonio (Instituto Cervantes Nueva York)--28.3
  • Murphy, Tom--28.3
  • Myers, Larry--28.3
  • 92nd Street Y--28.3
  • Norman, Howard--28.3
  • Olguín, David (Ediciones El Milagro)--28.3
  • O’Mahony, John (Guardian)--28.3
  • Parker, Tiffany (New York Theatre Workshop)--26.9
  • Parks, Suzan-Lori--28.3
  • Patrick, Robert--28.3
  • Penhall, Joe--28.3
  • Pepe, Neil--1.8
  • Peter, John--28.3
  • Peters, Nancy J. (City Lights Books)--14.8, 30.9
  • Pfeiffer, Carolyn (Alive Films)--4.6
  • Phillips, Suzanne R.--28.3
  • Piepenburg, Erik--28.3
  • Port, Robert--28.3
  • Powers, David--28.3
  • Pupello, Joseph (La Mama Experimental Theatre Club)--29.5
  • Rae, Heather--28.3
  • Reichenbach, Fabienne--28.3
  • Roberts, Jack (The Sunday Telegraph)--28.3
  • Rosen, Jeff--29.1
  • Rossier, Mark (A.R.T./New York)--27.6
  • Royal Court Theatre--28.3
  • S. Fischer Verlag--28.4
  • Saint Louis University Library Associates--29.3
  • Saint, Eva Marie, 1924- --3.3
  • Sanders, Jackie--7.15
  • Schafer, Ben (Da Capo Press)--24.9, 28.4
  • Schumacher, Julie (University of Minnesota)--28.4
  • Schweitzer, Adam--24.7
  • Seaver, Jeannette M. (Richard Seaver Books)--28.4
  • Sessums, Kevin (Interview Magazine)--29.2
  • Shalom, Janine (Almeida Theatre Company)--28.4
  • Sharman, Jim, 1945- --10.1
  • Shepard, Hannah Jane--28.4
  • Shepard, Jesse--28.5
  • Shepard, Sam, 1943- (outgoing)
    • Boals, Judy--1.1
    • Burnett, T-Bone--2.3
    • Cott, Jonathan--28.12
    • Eisenberg, Lee, 1946- --12.13
    • Feingold, Michael--25.3
    • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation--27.7
    • Walther, LuAnn--17.2, 22.7, 25.1, 25.2
    • Wenders, Wim--3.3
    • _____, Lou--7.13
  • Signature Theatre--28.4
  • Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004--28.4
  • Stampfel, Peter--28.4
  • Stein, Robert L.--6.3
  • Stewart, Ellen, 1919-2011 (La Mama Experimental Theatre Club)--29.5
  • Stone, Catherine--12.5
  • Sultan, Stephen (Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)--28.4
  • Tharp, Twyla--28.6
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival--29.5
  • Todd, Connie (Texas State University)--28.6
  • Toney, Linnea (Austin Film Festival)--29.6
  • Tousey, Sheila--30.11
  • Treisman, Deborah, 1970- (New Yorker)--23.6
  • Vahey, Brien--Oversize folder, 1.5, 28.6
  • Vass, Sara--28.6
  • Vilfort, Erika--28.6
  • Vintage Books--7.1, 12.16, 12.17, 15.3, 21.6, 21.7, 23.4, 25.4, 28.6
  • Von Malotky, Eva--28.6
  • Wade, Bob--28.7
  • Waits, Tom, 1949- --28.8
  • Waldman, Anne, 1945- --28.6
  • Wallach, Erica--28.6
  • Walt Disney Productions--26.3
  • Walther, LuAnn (Vintage Books)--7.1, 12.16, 12.17, 15.3, 21.6, 23.4
  • Warchus, Matthew--28.6
  • Waterhouse, Anna (Out of the Blue Productions, Ltd.)--28.6
  • Weber, Bruce--28.6
  • Welker, Alexandra--27.5
  • Wenders, Wim--4.6, 11.1, 11.6, 28.9, 30.4
  • Werden, Bob--26.3
  • Wiles, Joanne (William Morris Agency)--28.6
  • _____ Carin (New Yorker)--23.7
  • _____ Gloria--5.4, 9.4
  • _____ Meghan (New Yorker)--25.5
  • _____ Paul--4.6
  • _____ Shami [?]--28.4