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Elder, Robert K. mss., 1970-2012

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
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Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Elder, Robert K.

Title
Elder, Robert K. mss., 1970-2012

Collection No.
LMC 2711

Extent
31,500 items

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
The Elder, Robert K. mss., 1970-2012, consist of the papers of journalist, author, and film critic Rob Elder, 1976- .

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Elder grew up in Montana and graduated from the University of Oregon. While in Eugene he edited the campus newspaper, The Oregon Voice, and archived the papers of Ken Kesey, housed at the university's Knight Library.

Elder's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe , The Oregonian, MSNBC.com, Salon.com, and many other publications. For more than a decade, he served as a staff writer at the Chicago Tribune, and from 2010 to 2012 he worked as a regional editor for the AOL Huffington Post Media Group's hyperlocal news initiative, Patch.com. In 2012, Elder served as the founding managing editor of DNAinfo Chicago before joining the Chicago Sun-Times in 2013. Elder is also the founder of Odd Hours Media LLC, which specializes in crowdsourcing, social media and TV production. He is the editor of John Woo: Interviews (2005), Last Words of the Executed (2010), The Film That Changed My Life (2011), and It Was Over When... (2011).

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes correspondence, original drafts of writings, research materials, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and transcripts of interviews conducted by Elder for the book The Movie That Changed My Life.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2010-2013
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Elder, Robert K. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Craig Simpson.

Completed in 2013


Elder, Robert K. mss., 1970-2012

Box 1 John Woo: Interviews, page proofs with handwritten annotations

John Woo: Interviews, page proofs, research materials, correspondence, statement of accounts

(11 folders)


John Woo, autographed program cards, Gene Siskel Film Center Annual Gala

Last Words of the Executed, author's proof

(2 folders)


Rob Elder articles for various books

Rob Elder correspondence

(email)


Box 2 Last Words, correspondence with Dave Eggers

Last Words, correspondence and research materials

Last Words, sample copy

Last Words, research stats

Last Words, research materials

(10 folders)


Last Words, 1st draft and copy with corrections

Last Words, drafts and corrections

(3 folders)


Last Words, bios

Bronc Express, newsclips

The Killer, handbills, book release party, Gene Siskel Center

Miscellaneous articles and newsclips

Box 3 University of Oregon cultural forum materials

Milwaukee Sentinel contact list

"It Was Over When" and "I Knew It Was Love When" materials

Interviews at artists' studios in Chicago

Letters of Recommendation

"Old Portfolio"

Court case research

Pedagogical tools

Important contacts

"2ndHand Reader" magazine, with letter from Todd Dills

Personal letters and invitations

Email correspondences (including Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman)

(6 folders)


Chicago Film Critic Association materials

Handwritten correspondences

Typed correspondences

Chicago Tribune expenses

Doc Films promotional press kit

Nip/Tuck promotional press kit

The Express promotional press kit

Box 4 John Woo articles

Columbia College invitation and materials

Press passes

Flux magazine information

Billings Gazette, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1993

Bronc Express, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1992

Redmond Spokesman, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1997

Pandemonium, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1996

Oregon Voice, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1997

The Oregonian, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1999

Oregon Daily Emerald, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1997

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1998

Dallas Morning News, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 2000-2001

Ink Fish, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1996-1997

San Jose Mercury News, with bylines for Robert K. Elder, 1999

Box 5 Chicago Tribune newspapers. All have bylines for Robert K. Elder, 2000-2009

Box 6 Last Words of the Executed, page proofs, indexing set

Last Words of the Executed, reviews and other documents

Elder article, Time Out Chicago, April 22-28, 2010

Elder articles, Wizard, Jun.-Jul., 2010

Elder online articles, 2010

Elder article, "Accidental Pornographer," with corrections

Elder magazine articles

(2 folders)


Box 7 The Film That Changed My Life, corrected draft, ed. by Joey Kahn, Jul. 19, 2010

(3 folders)


The Film That Changed My Life, corrected draft, ed. by Jessica Galliart, Jul. 20, 2010

The Film That Changed My Life, corrected draft, ed. by Sofia Resnick, Jul. 20, 2010

The Film That Changed My Life, miscellaneous chapters

The Film That Changed My Life, correspondence, copy of catalog excerpt

American Werewolf in London, research notes (for The Film That Changed My Life)

Evil Dead 2, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)

Kings of the Road, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)

Mystery Organism, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)

Raising Arizona, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)

Who Can Kill A Child, research notes (The Film That Changed My Life)

Letters to Directors

Chicago Review Press, catalog, 2010

Box 8 Last Words of the Executed, draft with highlights and notes, loose-bound binder

Last Words of the Executed, compiled research and stories

(2 binders)


Last Words of the Executed, "Combined," compilation of stories of executed, 2005,  loose-bound binder

Last Words of the Executed, "Sheila's list," compilation of stories of executed, 2005,  loose-bound binder

Last Words of the Executed, correspondence and manuscript, 2009

Last Words of the Executed, draft

Last Words of the Executed, correspondence and draft

Last Words of the Executed, research materials

(2 folders)


Last Words of the Executed, articles and clippings

Last Words of the Executed, reviews and other clippings

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "A"

Box 9 Last Words of the Executed, research binder "B"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "C"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "D-E"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "F-G"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "H-J"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "K-L-M"

Box 10 Last Words of the Executed, research binder "M-N-O-P-Q"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "R-S"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "S-T-U-V"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "W-X-Y-Z"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Gas Chamber"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Hanging"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Electric Chair"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Firing Squad"

Last Words of the Executed, research binder "Lethal Injection"

(3 folders)


Box 11 Elder interviews It Was Love When..., website research

(2 folders)


It Was Love When..., draft, Jan. 26, 2011

(2 folders)


It Was Love When..., draft, Jul. 18, 2011

It Was Over When..., draft

It Was Over When..., May 29, 2010

It Was Over When..., Oct. 24, 2010

It Was Over When..., other

It Was Over When..., publicity and media

It Was Over When..., website posts

It Was Love When/It Was Over When..., photo releases

It Was Love When/It Was Over When..., drafts, 2009-2010

Correspondence re: John Woo book

John Woo, financial

John Woo, research

John Woo, photographs

John Woo, publicity, drafts

(3 folders)


Box 12 Last Words, correspondence

Last Words, correspondence, Stan Lee

Last Words, drafts, foreword by Studs Terkel

Last Words, drafts, "The Electric Chair"

Last Words, drafts, other

Last Words, drafts, "Lethal Injection"

Last Words, drafts, "The Firing Squad"

Last Words, drafts, "The Gas Chamber"

Last Words, drafts, "The Noose"

Last Words, drafts, "The Pitch"

Last Words, drafts, "Spared by Lincoln"

Last Words, drafts, miscellaneous (additional articles, essays, interviews, etc.)

Last Words, draft, undated

Last Words, draft, March 2008

The Film That Changed My Life, contracts

The Film That Changed My Life, contracts, book releases

The Film That Changed My Life, correspondence

Best Film You've Never Seen, draft, Jun. 12, 2012

The Best Movies You've Never Seen, pitch, drafts

(2 folders)


The Film That Changed My Life, draft, May 2012

The Film That Changed My Life, correspondence

The Film That Changed My Life, editing notes

Box 13 The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Peter Bogdanovich

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Danny Boyle

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Bruce Campbell

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Antonio Campos

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Gurinder Chadha

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Austin Chick

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Bill Condon

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Richard Curtis

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John Dahl

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Guillermo del Toro

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Peter Doctor

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Sean Durkin

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Atom Egoyan

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Vincent Gallo

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Alex Gibney

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Michel Gondry

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Peter Greenaway

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Todd Hayes

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Brian Herzlinger

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Arthur Hiller

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Henry Jaglom

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Steve James

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Jim Jarmusch

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Rian Johnson

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Richard Kelly

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Neil LaBute

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John Landis

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Ang Lee

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Stan Lee

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Richard Linklater

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Gordon Liu

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Phil Lord

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Guy Maddin

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John McNaughton

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Frank Oz

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Kimberly Peirce

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Gene Phillips

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Michael Polish

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Alex Proyas

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, George A. Romero

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Kevin Smith

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Todd Solondz

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Joe Swanberg

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Ondi Timonen

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John Waters

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, John Woo

The Film That Changed My Life, interview, Edgar Wright

Box 14 Research for The Film That Changed My Life and The Best Film You've Never Seen

Notes and Miscellany

Publicity and Media

Publicity and Media

Publicity, Last Call with Carson Daly

Publicity and Media, Music Box

Research, Peter Bogdanovich

Research, Danny Boyle

Research, Charlie Chaplin

Research, David Cronenberg

Research, W.C. Fields

Research, Vincent Gallow

Research, Peter Greenaway

Research, Groucho and the Marx Brothers

Research, Stanley Kubrick

Research, John Landis and Ray Harryhausen

Research, Guy Maddin

Research, Chris Marker

Research, Kevin Smith

Research, George Stevens

Research, Quentin Tarantino

Research, Jacques Tati

Research, Peter Weir

Research, Orson Welles, Douglas Kirk, Stanley Kubrick

Research, various

Research, movie, 10 Rillington Place

Research, movie, Adaptation

Research, movie, L'Age d'or

Box 15 Research for The Film That Changed My Life and The Best Film You've Never Seen and Last Words of the Executed

Film, research, movie, Beginning of the End

Film, research, movie, Blume in Love and Paul Mazursky

Film, research, movie, Brazil

Film, research, movie, The Chase

Film, research, movie, Cocksucker Blues

Film, research, movie, Dog Soldiers

Film, research, movie, E.T.

Film, research, movie, Eureka

Film, research, movie, Harlan County, USA

Film, research, movie, Institute Benjamenta

Film, research, movie, Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Film, research, movie, King Kong

Film, research, movie, A Man for All Seasons

Film, research, movie, Mulholland Drive

Film, research, movie, Murder by Contract

Film, research, movie, North by Northwest

Film, research, movie, Once Upon a Time in America

Film, research, movie, other films

Film, research, movie, Over the Edge

Film, research, movie, La Peau Douce

Film, research, movie, Peter Pan

Film, research, movie, Raging Bull

Film, research, movie, Slacker and Richard Linklater

Film, research, movie, Some Came Running

Film, research, movie, Someone to Love

Film, research, movie, The Swimmer

Film, research, movie, Tales of Hoffman

Film, research, movie, Who'll Stop the Rain

Film, self-copyright

Last Words, draft, corrected, April 2009

Last Words, interview with Reverend Pickett

Last Words, notes and fact-checking

Last Words, page proofs, October 2009

Last Words, drafts, undated

Last Words, publicity, Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore

Box 16 Last Words, flyers for events

Last Words, publicity, reading at Blackstone Library

Last Words, publicity, reading at The Parlor

Last Words, publicity, reviews, announcements

Last Words, publicity, reviews, announcements

Last Words, publicity, reviews, announcements

Last Words, research

Last Words, research

Last Words, research/drafts, compilations

Last Words, Mankato, New York Times story

Last Words, research, Mankato

Last Words, research, Mankato

Last Words, research, Mankato

Last Words, responses to readers

Last Words, University of Chicago Press, correspondence

Last Words, uncorrected page proofs

Last Words, uncorrected page proofs

Box 17

Chicago Tribune, correspondence

Chicago Tribune, articles about the company/miscellaneous flyers

Chicago Tribune, Elder articles and edits of drafts

Chicago Tribune, employment documents/company information

Clips/Misc. writing and drafts, edits and revisions

Miscellaneous, freelance letters, paystubs, and more

Box 18 Interns, contracts

Interns, correspondence

Interns, letters of recommendation

Interns, other

Teaching, class rosters and grades

Teaching, Columbia

Teaching, Columbia, student evaluations

Teaching, facets

Teaching, facets, evaluations

Teaching, Northwestern, correspondence

Teaching, Northwestern, general university information

Teaching, Northwestern, multimedia class

Teaching, Northwestern, multimedia class

Teaching, Northwestern, multimedia storytelling class

Teaching, students, papers

Box 19 Holiday Cards 2001

Holiday Cards 2002

Holiday Cards 2003

Holiday Cards 2004

Holiday Cards 2005

Holiday Cards 2007-2009

Holiday Cards 2009

Holiday Cards 2009

Holiday Cards 2010

Holiday Cards 2011

Birthday Cards

New house, correspondence

Envelopes with no cards

Box 20 Bob Hamer materials

Contribution to Time Out Chicago, 2010

Timberline, journal articles, 1995, 1998

Magazines

On Eleven, "Faith No More" article, 1995

Chicago Tribune magazine, 2009

Chicago Reader, 2011

Last Words, publicity

Film, publicity, Time Out Chicago, pp. 24-25

Film, publicity, Marc Maron of WTF

Film, Chicago Free Press

Film, contracts, book releases

It Was Love When…, publicity, Daily Northwestern

Chicago Tribune, Elder articles and edits of drafts

The Oregon Voice, Vol. 20, issues 1-5

Bertagnoli article, "You c_nt say that (or can you?)" Chicago Tribune. Oct. 27, 2004

Interview with Robert Carlyle by Robert K. Elder, Heritage Magazine, Winter 2009-2010

Interview with Erica Watson by Robert K. Elder, DEMO 11, Columbia College Chicago, Winter/Spring 2010

DEMO 10

Wizard, 2009

Zines

Tri-State Crime Spree. Issues 1 and 2.

Note: Contribution by Jeff Faerber.


The2ndHand. Installment 10, Winter 2003.

The2ndHand. Installment 12, Fall 2003.

The2ndHand. Installment 12.5, Fall 2003.

The2ndHand. Installment 14, Summer 2004.

The2ndHand. Installment 15, Fall 2004.

The2ndHand. Installment 8, Spring 2002.

A Day Called Zero. Portland, OR.

Calvary, Marc. Cherrypepper 5, 2012.

Note: friend and correspondent.


Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 45. Berkeley, CA.

Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 46. Berkeley, CA.

Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 47. Berkeley, CA.

Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 48. Berkeley, CA.

Cometbus, Aaron. Cometbus 50. Berkeley, CA.

Cometbus, Aaron. Mixed Reviews. Port Louis, Mauritius: Internationalist Publishers, Ltd., 2005.

Fa!ce. Issue 3.

Gold, A.K. Anecdotal Evidence 1 (Winter 2001/2002).

Granton, Shawn. 3.05 Metres: A Ten Foot Rule Primer. Portland, OR: Independent Publishing Resource Center, 2001.

Halpern, Julie and Liz Saidel. Cul-de-sac 4. Buffalo Grove, IL: January 1999.

Jen. Spitshine the Eye. Pensacola, FL.

Johnson, John. Why I Am Not a Mormon: Fallacies of the Mormon Faith. Tucson, AZ: See Sharp Press, 2001.

Krohs, Martin and Brian Meacham. Fotomost: Photobooth Space Bridge Moscow-Chicago. Los Angeles. April 2009.  #44 of 100.

Meyer, Christopher. Twenty-eight Pages Lovingly Bound with Twine. Issue 5. October 2002. 1st printing: #275 of 432.

Meyer, Christopher. What God Has Revealed to Man. 1st printing: #126 of 756.

Miles, Scott Neil. Idylls of the Infirmary. Gary, Indiana: Uncle Julio's All Night Publishing Headquarters, 2002.

Morris, Hugh. The Art of Kissing. 1936.  Reprinted 1988.

Naramore, Suzanna. A Start on the Other Side Production, 2003.

Note: friend and correspondent.


Picard, Caroline. The Archive: News from the Green Lantern 2(5). Chicago, IL.

Note: former assistant.


Picard, Caroline. Sketches: Organizing Arts. Chicago, IL: Green Lantern Press, 2007.

Proof I Exist. Issue 1. January 2002.

Raz, Kat. Retail Whore 6. Evanston, IL. 2002.

Raz, Kat. Retail Whore 7. Evanston, IL.

Raz, Kat. Retail Whore 8. Evanston, IL.

Roche, Dave. On Subbing. Portland, OR.

Rosson, Keith. AVOW 11. Portland, OR.

Walker, Ed. Brad Pitt vs. Will Smith.

Box 21 Writings

"A Friendly Game of Poker"

"At Home Film School" book proposal

"The Agency," a script by Robert K. Elder

"Blackmail Yourself into Success," drafts

Daniel Wu Interview, University of Oregon

"Interviewing Celebrities," drafts, 2006

Kaczynski articles, 2008

"Magic, Cherry Tomatoes and Shakespeare," Merlyn's Pen, 1994

Oregonian, articles by Elder

Pitch on Joe Sacco article, 2000

"Portland Sex Industry,"

includes research, drafts, and article


Steven Corey, interview drafts

VOD Script, 2009-2010

Wizard Magazine,

includes research, drafts, and article


MSNBC articles, "'Twilight Saga' is the Jonas Brothers of Movies," 2010;  "Dear Iron Man: Please don't blow it in sequel," 2010

Affiliations, Jobs, Professional Development

Chicago Film Critics Association

Chicago Headline Club

ChicagoSide

Columbia College Chicago, Class, Dreamweaver, 2007

Dallas Morning News

Drive-In Festival

East Coast Trip

Gear Magazine

Guggenheim Applications

Mr. Skin

Odd Hours Media

Poetry Foundation

Stop Smiling

Total Movie Magazine, includes correspondence and drafts of articles

Biographical

Resumes and Cover Letters

Interviews with Robert K. Elder

Trips: Business and Vacation

Alaska, 2007

Chain-O-Lakes, 2005

Graceland

Indiana, 2004

Ireland, 2004

Montana, 2005

Timber Ridge, 2012

Travel Brochures

Travel Brochures, 2011

By Subject: Research and General Information

Chicago Real Estate

Herman Sanchez

"A Separation," Iranian film, 2011

Sundance Institute

Research for Chicago Tribune articles

"Big Trouble," postponement of the release of the movie

"Birth of the Republican Party and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Highway," road trip 2006; Itinerary and research

Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke Heston

Daniel Clowes

Del Close Skull

Lillian Ross and William Shawn

Photobooths

State Prisons and Prisoners

Gary Sinise

Quaid and Ditka

Kaczynski, Ted, Dave Kaczynski

Box 22 Media Materials and Press Packets

Ephemera from live performances

Press Materials, comics, 1990-1999

Press Materials, comics, 2000-2010

Press Materials, comics, undated

Press Materials, comics, "The Dark Tower" Marvel advance first issue

Press Materials, comics, "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?"

Press Materials, music, Ani diFranco

Press Materials, music, Pearl Jam

Press Materials, 1990-1999

Press Materials, 2000-2012

Press Materials, undated

Press Materials, photographs, music bands

Press Materials, photographs, movie stills

Paper Bags

Media, paper bags

Magazines- Inc. and Entrepreneur

Satellite News newsletter (Vol. 5.1, Summer 1993; Vol. 6.1, Spring 1994; March 1996)

Others' Writings

Book Proposal by Billy Elle

"Demands of the Dead" manuscript by Katy Ryan, 2011

"Balancing Life" manuscript by David Kaczynski, 2010

"What Would Sarah Palin Do?" manuscript by William Kirk II, 2010

"The Good Wife" pilot outline

"Sweet Science" screenplay by Bennett M. Cohen, 2002

"Now Hiring: White House Dog" proof by Gina Bayer, 2009

"The Sandman: Endless Nights," by Neil Gaiman, Uncorrected Galley Proof, 2003

Box 23 Professional Engagements

Professional Engagements, 2011

Professional Engagements, Illinois Journalism Education Association, 2010  Conference

Professional Engagements, Hall of Achievement, 2010

Professional Engagements, Commencement 2010  Speech, University of Oregon

Short Film Contest, scoring sheets

Correspondence from Readers at Chicago Tribune

(2 folders)


Correspondence, holiday cards, while at Chicago Tribune

Tribune, writing/drafts

Tribune, correspondence

Tribune, legal, bankruptcy

Columbia College

Northwestern

Film, publishers

Best Film, correspondence

Film

Last Words

John Woo: Interviews

Love

Correspondence, John Waters

Correspondence, John Woo

Don DeLillo

Ray Manzarek, The Doors

Research, Daniel Clowes

Chicago Headline Club

Merlyn's Pen

Drive-In Theaters

Found Magazine

Ten Club

Articles, others'

Cover Letters/Resumes (Rob's)

Resumes (Others')

Intern Resumes

Intern Contracts

Galley Proof, 2003

Second Life

Others' articles and excerpts

Box 24 Ticket Stubs, entertainment

Travel, tickets/receipts

Travel, other/miscellaneous

Travel, Texas Book Festival

Travel, Michigan, 2002

Travel, Montana, 2007

Travel, Montana, 2008

Travel, New York, 2006

Travel, New York, 2007

Travel, Arbor House, Madison, WI, 2007

Travel, Bay Area with Kaczynski, 2008

Travel, West Coast Book Tour, 2010

Travel, Alaska, 2007

Travel, Henry Rollins, New Pornographers, and Western Illinois University Asian Film Festival, 2007

Business Cards, others' ca. 1992-ca. 1998

Web/Tech Development

Tech Manuals

Media Materials/Promotionals

Media Materials/Promotionals, 1992-1998

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous, circa 2002

Miscellaneous, circa 2003-2004

Miscellaneous, circa 2005-2009

Miscellaneous, circa 2010-2012

Box 25 Notes, ca. 1992-ca. 1998

Notes, undated

Notes, ca. 2007- ca. 2008

Correspondence, invitations

Correspondence, miscellaneous, undated

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1990-1996

Correspondence, miscellaneous, ca. 1994- ca. 2000

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2001

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2002

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2003-2004

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2005-2006

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2007-2010

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 2011

Correspondence, miscellaneous- Incomplete Letters

Correspondence, miscellaneous, unsent mail/undeliverable

Identification and Membership cards, 1991-2000

Souvenirs as an extra from filming of Without Limits, directed by Robert Towne: Green hat, black fanny pack, white tee shirt. "Movie Extra Warner Bros. 'PRE' Hayward Field, University of Oregon, August 1996"

Note: Rob was the production assistant for Robert Towne.


Deck of cards from book A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game. Edited by Jake Austen. Book contributed to by Rob Elder.

Box 26 Audio-Visual Materials

2-disc DVD edition, Do the Right Thing, signed by director Spike Lee, Criterion Collection, 2001

DVD, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

DVD, Iron Man

DVD, Ghost Town

DVD, The Lucky Ones

DVD, Eagle Eye

DVD, Delgo

DVD, Tropic Thunder

DVD, Star Dust

DVD, Spider-Man 3

DVD, John Waters. Wizard of Oz. June 11, 2011. Jason Brown/Insight Images.

Note: this was used for research for The Film That Changed My Life.


DVD, The Transforming Power of God: A Message and Gospel Hymns

DVD, The First Breath of Tengan Rei (Chicago director)

DVD, Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss My Goodbye? rare director's cut of the River Phoenix film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, 2008,  directed by William Richert

DVD, Heavens Fall. Directed by Terry Green. 2006; Woodland Hills, CA: Allumination Fireworks LLC, 2007.

Note: this was used for the Chicago Tribune.


DVD, The 2010 Hall of Achievement; Friday, November 5, 2010; School of Journalism and Communication; University of Oregon.

Burned DVD, "Hall of Achievement Speech 2010."

Note: this is from the University of Oregon Hall of Achievement induction.


Burned DVD: "Tanker Rescue. Told and Filmed by Ken. Starring Bruce." 5-30-11

Burned DVD, "30 Films That Changed My Life! Carson Daly Spot, C-SPAN 1."

Burned DVD-R, "1994-2000 docs and Books" 300

(booklet only)


VHS, "Mom, Jack and Bobby" 11-7-02

VHS, "Christine Whitmer Coming Home from Iraq"

Promotional CD-ROM, At the Death House Door. IFC.

Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.


CD-ROM, Last Words of the Executed. C-SPAN. 2010. Capital Punishment in America. C-SPAN. 2010.

Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.


CD-ROM, When Evil Struck America: A Chicago Tribune Time Capsule of 10 Historic Days . Chicago: Chicago Tribune.

CD-ROM, Monitor This! June/July 08

CD-ROM, "White Stripes." Guitar World. August 2007  "Last Words." This American Life. Serial 114. CD-ROM.

Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.


CD-ROM, "Zell-O-Dome Home of the Chicago Cubs." Chicago Tribune. Undated.

Burned CD-ROM, "CSPAN 2"

Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.


Burned CD-ROM, "CSPAN 2"

(container holds 2 DVDS- one is unlabeled)

Note: this was used as research for The Last Words of the Executed.


Burned CD-ROM, "Graphix"

Burned CD-ROM, "Book Research Back Up" March 19, 2010.

Burned CD-ROM, "Master March 2005 Words Only"

Burned CD-ROM, "March 2005 Words Master"

Burned CD-ROM, "March 2005 Photo 1 Master"

Burned CD-ROM, Warren Skalski Photography. September 2008. Photographs of Mike Ditka and Dennis Quaid.

Note: these are photographs used for the Chicago Tribune profile.


Burned CD-ROM, "Gene D. Phillips #2"

Note: Gene D. Phillips is the foremost Stanley Kubrick and Francis Ford Coppola biographer. This was used for the Kubrick book.


Burned CD-ROM, "Master Disc 1991 - May 25, 2000. ISO."

Burned CD-ROM, "Master Disc 1991-May 25, 2000. Hybrid."

Burned CD-ROM, "Master Disc 1994-June 9, 2000. ISO"

Burned CD-ROM, "with the 99"

CD, Devine, Denis. WHYY, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, 6/8/2010,  Robert K. Elder, Last Words of the Executed.

Burned CD, "Cats Tour, 6/24/1992, Growl Tiger, One to Three"

Burned CD, "Jonah Hex Set Visit Interviews, 5/27/09."

Note: this was used for the movie books. This was also used for the Josh Brolin interview for Wizard Magazine.


Burned CD, "Jay Duplass, Joe vs. the Volcano, Raising Arizona, Nov. 10, 2008."

Note: this was used for the movie books


Burned CD, "Joe Swanberg, 10.31.08, Raising Arizona, IVANSXTC"

Burned CD, "U. of Chicago Press/ELDER, Last Words of the Executed, 1st-Pass Page Proof PDF"

Burned CD, "PDF Selected March 2009"

Burned CD, "Gene D. Phillips #1"

Note: this was used for the Kubrick book.


Burned CD, "Jinna Yun Writer/Producer, jinna.yun@gmail.com, 773-490-0780"

Burned CD, "2009 Chicago Trib PDFs Websites"

Burned CD, "RKE"

Burned CD, "www.robelder.com."

Burned CD, "U of Chicago Press Elder- Last Words- Promo PDF"

McClintock, Walter. Old Indian Trails. Scholar eBooks, 2005. CD-ROM.

Burned CD, "Sioux War Trials and related documents."

Note: research for Mankato


Burned CD, "Kaczynski Photos"

Burned CD, "Pictures from Trip to Minno. Original trials plaques, Mankato"

Box 28 Additions

1960 Flintstones collectable glass. 1991.

1963 Flintstones collectable glass. 1991.

1964 Flintstones collectable glass. 1991.

Marvel Superheroes coloring and activity book, Marvel Entertainment Group. 1987.

"Batman" mug, DC Comics Inc., Applause Inc. 1989.

Combat Video Computer System Game Program. Atari Inc. 1978.

Create a hero Contest wall decorations. Malibu Xomics entertainment, Inc. 1993.

Doonesbury's Jimmy Thudpucker 8-track cartridge. Windsong Records, Inc. 1997.

Marvel Superheroes Shrinkydinks. Marvel Comics Group. 1983.

The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry, Ballantine Books. 1968.

The Untold Legend of the Batman b Lein Wein, DC Comics, Tom Doherty Associates. 1982.

"Donatello" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmate Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.

"Michelangelo" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmate Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.

"Leonardo" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmate Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.

"Raphael" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmate Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.

"Usagi Yojimbo" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmate Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.

(2) "April O'Neil" action figure. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Playmate Toys, Inc. Mirage Studios. 1988.

"The Avengers versus the Squadron Sinister!" 3 ring binder. Avengers Marvel Comics Group. Mead. 141 Nov. 02458.

"Fantastic Four" 3 ring binder. Fantastic Four Marvel Comics Group. Mead. 159 June 02462.

"The Incredible Hulk vs. the Mole Man!" 3 ring binder. Incredible Hulk Marvel Comics Group. Mead 189 July 02456.

"Heffalump" Soft Toy. Disney. Winnie The Pooh movie. Product Development Partners. 2011.

"Mr. Snuffleupagus" Soft Toy. Sesame Street Mini Beans. Kellog's/ Creata Promotion. 1999.

"Snuffleupagus" Stuffed Toy. Muppets, Inc./ Sesame Street. Applause Presents Sesame Street.

(2) "Batmobile" Die Cast Car. Batman/DC Comics. The ERTL Company. 1989.

"Two-Face" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. Toy Biz. 1990.

"Green Lantern" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. Toy Biz. 1990.

"The Riddler" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. Toy Biz. 1989.

"The Penguin" action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. Toy Biz. 1989.

"Night of the Sentinels" Marvel Creators' Choice #1 X-Men. VHS Video. Marvel Comics/Pizza Hut. 1993.

"Enter Magneto and Deadly Reunions" Marvel Creators' Choice #2 X-Men. VHS Video. Marvel Comics/Pizza Hut. 1993.

Asteroid "M" Playset: X-Men Pocket Comics. Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. 1993.

Pizza Box. X-Men. Marvel Comics/Pizza Hut. Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. 1993.

Box 29 Zero Dark Thirty: The Shooting Script. Screenplay by Mark Boal. Introduction by Kathryn Bigelow. The Newmarket Shooting Script Series. Motion Picture Artwork, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 2013. Motion Picture Photography, Zero Dark Thirty, LLC, 2013.

The Book of Streams. Drawings by Keith J. Taylor 2010-2012.  Self-published, Keith J. Tayler. 2012.

(2) Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder. Frank Miller + Jim Lee, Scott Williams + Alex Sinclair. DC All Star, No. 10 Aug. Diret Sales/dccomics.com 6194124658. 2008.

Tales from the Crypt. Vol 2, No. 8, September 2008. Special Editorial by Cathy Gaines Misfud About a Topic that Scares Even Us! No.8 ALL-NEW. 1 of 2 COVERS. An Entertaining Comic. PapercutZ. William Gaines, Agent 7189645306. 2008.

Boiled Angel #3. (Zine) Editor/Author/Illustrator: Michael Diana. Handwritten inscription.

[Letter from Michael Diana removed.]


"Bruce Campbell" black & white press kit photo: "The adventures of Brisco County, Jr." Fox Broadcasting Company. 1993.

(3) "Harvey Keitel" black & white press kit photos from "Mean Streets." Top photo includes Martin Scorsese (Director) and Cesare Danova. Stapled together. 1973.

"Marilyn Manson" black & white press kit photos. nothing records, Limited Inc. 2000.

"Twiggy Ramirez, John 5, Marilyn Manson, Ginger Fish, M.W. Gacy" black & white press kit photo. nothing records, Limited Inc. 2000.

Sleeve of assorted playing cards:

Free Enterprise 3, "'Mark'/ Eric McCormack" movie card. Mindfire Entertainment. 1999.

"Visions of Freedom" trading card. Larry Welz. 1997.

Daredevil movie card. Marvel 2002.

"Blue - Eyes White Dragon" Yi-Gi-Oh! trading card. Konami. 1996.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie card. New Line Productions, Topps. 2002.

"The Smashing Pumpkins" Aftershow Pass: November 29, 2000.

The Simpsons Animation Domination Popcorn Box. The Greatest Shows on Earth, Fox Sundays. 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. 2013.

American Dad Animation Domination Popcorn Box. The Greatest Shows on Earth, Fox Sundays. 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. 2013.

"Smurf" Transistor AM Radio. Natsa Inc. Peyo. 1982.

"X-Men Danger Room Cyclops Light Force Arena" game without figures. Marvel Comics/ Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. Toy Biz, Inc. 1994.

(3) The Empire Strikes Back Taco Bell Meal Box (transforms into a "Star Wars scene".) Special "Star Wars Trilogy" Edition. Lucasfilm Ltd. 1996, Taco Bell Corp. 1996.

Revolver Presents Tool: The Ultimate Guide to Hard Rock's Most Extraordinary Band. Editor in Chief, Tom Beaujour, Future Us, Inc. Future plc. 2001.

This American Life Amateur Secret Radio Decoder Outfit. WBEZ Chicago, Public Radio International. Promotion for "This American Life" radio show hosted by Ira Glass. 2000.

Animaniacs McDonald's Happy Meal Box. Warner Bros. 1993. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Cameron Chase" miniature figure. DC Comics. Wizkids LLC. 2004.

"Rokk Krinn" miniature figure. DC Comics. Wizkids LLC. 2003.

"Transformers" Lunchables Toy. Hasbro. 2007.

Human Nature razor promotion. Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. Directed by Michel Gondry. 2001.

Box of assorted buttons:

(4) The Doom Patrol

(5) Legion 89

(1) Green Lantern

(3) Mutant Genesis

(4) unidentified

Joy Ride also known as Road Kill mud flap girl necklace promotion. Screenplay by Clay Tarver and JJ Abrams. Directed by John Dahl. 2001.

Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death package of tissues "Fisher & Diaz Funeral Home" promotion. Produced by Alan Ball. 2003.

Blair Witch Project pin promotion. 1999.

Pioneer League 1989 Billings Mustangs ProCards Team Set. ProCards, Inc.

Ghostbusters II bookmark "I'm ready to kick some slime!" Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. 1989.

Blair Witch Project pin promotion. 1999.

Star Trek: The Next Generation trading cards. Free Warp Pack. Paramount Pictures. 1995.

Box of assorted "Smurf" figures. Schleich:

Doctor. 1978.

Pirate. 1978.

Golden Helmut

Basketball player with basketball hoop. 1980.

"Batman" Card. ISBN 08155116. DC Comics, Inc. 1989.

Pop Music mini CD. The Coca-Cola Company. Columbia/ Epic. 1991.

BearHug by Stan Lee mini CD. Limited Inaugural Edition "one of 10,000." Stan Lee Media. 1999.

Blue Suede Shoes - A Side, Honey, Don't - B Side. 45 rpm. Carl Perkins. Sun/BMI. Memphis, Tenessee. DECCA Records Sleeve. Recorded 1955, released 1956.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 24-page read-along book and record (33 1/3 rpm) story, music, and photos from the original motion picture. Lucasfilm, Ltd. 1980. Buena Vista Records, music by John Williams.

Star Wars 24-page read-along book and record (33 1/3 rpm) story, music, and photos from the original motion picture. Lucasfilm, Ltd. 1979. Buena Vista Records, music by John Williams.

"Sabertooth" figure. Marvel Comics. 2000.

"The Crow" action figure. McFarlane Toys. Movie Maniacs. 1999.

Bayne, Doug and Cooper, Trudy. Oglaf: Book One. Easthampton, MA: Topatoco Press, 2012. Signed with original sketch.

Carmichael, Matt. BUYographics: How Demographic & Economic Changes Will Change the Way Marketers Reach Consumers. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. Inscribed: "Rob, Someday maybe I'll have written as many of these as you have, Matt Carmichael."

Box 30 "Luke Skywalker" ornament. Star Wars. Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 1997.

"R2-D2" playset Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.

"Exploding Death Star Spinner" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.

"Millennium Falcon Gyro" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.

"Balancing Boba Fett" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.

"Floating Cloud City" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.

"Yoda" Taco Bell toy. The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. 1996.

"Darth Vader" PEZ dispenser. PEZ Candy, Inc. Late 1990s.

"Yoda" PEZ dispenser. PEZ Candy, Inc. Late 1990s.

"C-3PO" PEZ dispenser. PEZ Candy, Inc. Late 1990s.

"Chewbacca" PEZ dispenser. PEZ Candy, Inc. Late 1990s.

"Behemouth" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.

"The Mayor" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.

"Jack as Santa" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.

"Evil Scientist" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.

"Sally" action figure. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. The Walt Disney Company. Hasbro, Inc. 1993.

"Lex Luther" action figure. action figure. DC Comics Super Heroes. DC Comics Inc. Toy Biz.1989.

"The Joker" action figure. Batman. DC Comics Inc. Toy Biz.1989.

"Batman" action figure. Batman. DC Comics Inc. Toy Biz.1989.

"#4 Shock and Zero" trading figure, series 1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.

"#2 Sally" trading figure, series 1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.

"#1 Jack Skellingon" trading figure, series 1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.

"#1 Welcome to Christmas Town" trading figure, series 1 extra. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.

"#1 Jack with Vampire Teddy" trading figure, series 1 extra. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.

"#1 Snowman Jack" trading figure, series 1 extra. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Disney. JUN Planning.

Cowie, Peter. Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2006.  Inscribed: "For Robert Elder, with best wishes. Nov. 11. 2006."

Box 31 (3) Batmanpromotional cup with lid. DC Comics. Taco Bell Corp. 1989.

(4) Batman Returnspromotional cup with lid. DC Comics. McDonald's Corp. 1992.

"The Bat, The Cat, the Penguin" Batman Returns promotional button 1992.

"X-Men" promotional cup. Marvel Entertainment Group. Pizza Hut. 1993.

"Masters of the Universe" promotional cup. Mattel Inc. Burger King. 1985.

"MTV's 1990 Video Music Awards" promotional cup. MTV Networks. Taco Bell Corp. 1990.

"USA Basketball Olympics" Patrick Ewing promotional cup. USA Basketball. McDonald's Corp. 1992.

The Simpsons promotional cup with lid. Twentieth Century Fox Corporation. Burger King Corporation. 1990.

Apollo 13 promotional cup Universal City Studios Inc. & Amblin Entertainment, Inc. McDonald's. 1992.

Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country promotional cup. Paramount Pictures, Inc. Carmike Cinemas. 1991.

Batman Returns promotional cup lid

Unidentified promotional cup lid

Father of the Bride Part II promotional button. Touchstone Pictures. 1995.

Grumpier Old Men promotional button. Warner Bros. 1995.

"Garfield" button. Jim Davis. 1980s.

"The Infinity Gauntlet" promotional button. Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. 1991.

The Punisher promotional button. Artisan Pictures, Inc. Marvel Characters Inc. 2003.

Clerks: The Animated Series promotional button. 2000.

WAM (Wild Agents of Marvel) fan club promotional button. Marvel. 1991.

Needful Things "Max von Sidow" promotional button. Castle Rock Entertainment. 1993.

Jurassic Park promotional button. 1993.

Rocketeer promotional button. 1991.

The Simpsons Bartman promotional button. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. 1989.

Snoopy promotional button. Peanuts. Charles Schulz. United Feature Syndicate, Inc. 1980s.

"Mace Windu" FritoLay puzzle piece. Star Wars Episode II LucasFilm, Ltd. 2002.

(3) 8202 "Escaped Hero" miniature film reel. The Invincible Iron Man. Marvel Comics Group. 1978.

8402 "Dr. Octopus #2" miniature film reel. The Amazing Spider-Man. Marvel Comics Group. 1978.

Invisible Beeker figurine. Wizard World Chicago, July 6, 2002 giveaway. Palisades. The Muppet Show: 25 years. The Jim Henson Company.

"Goodfeathers" Happy Meal toy. McDonald's Corporation. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1995.

"Pinky" Christmas figurine. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1997.

"Upside-Down Wakko" Happy Meal toy. McDonald's Corporation. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1993.

"Yakko Ridin' Ralph" Happy Meal toy. McDonald's Corporation. Animaniacs. Warner Bros. 1993.

The Lion King collectible glass. Burger King. 1994.

X-Men collectible tin. Marvel Comics. Nabisco. 1995.

Batman movie cards, complete collectors' edition. DC Comics Inc. Topps Ireland Ltd. 1989.

Batman movie cards, 2nd series, complete collectors' edition. DC Comics Inc. Topps Ireland Ltd. 1989.

"Green Lantern" DC Comics Super Hero and Collector Card. DC Comics Inc. ERTL Company Inc. 1990.

"Batman" DC Comics Super Hero and Collector Card. DC Comics Inc. ERTL Company Inc. 1990.

"Commander William Riker" action figure. Star Trek: The Next Generation. Paramount Pictures Corporation. Galoob. 1988.

Star Trek communicator walkie-talkies. Paramount Pictures Corporation. 1989. (Prell shampoo mail-in promotion.)

"The Thing" toy. The Addams Family. Filmways TV Productions, Inc. Poynter Products, Inc. 1964.

"Mr. Freeze Sleet Shooter" Taco Bell toy. The Adventures of Batman and Robin. DC Comics. Taco Bell Corp. 1997.

"Batman on Ice" Taco Bell toy. The Adventures of Batman and Robin. DC Comics. Taco Bell Corp. 1997.

"Catwoman and Leopard" Happy Meal toy. The Adventures of Batman and Robin. DC Comics. Taco Bell Corp. 1997.

"Lola Bunny" Happy Meal toy. Space Jam. Warner Bros. McDonald's Corporation. 1996.

"Gonzo" Happy Meal toy. Muppet Treasure Island. Henson. McDonald's Corporation. 1995.

"Fozzie" Happy Meal toy. Muppet Treasure Island. Henson. McDonald's Corporation. 1995.

"Aquaman" cereal giveaway figurine. DC Comics. 1988.

The Time Stealer 7" 45 rpm. Star Trek: Original stories for children inspired by Star Trek. Paramount Pictures Corporation. Peter Pan Records. 1979.

In Vino Veritas 7" 45 rpm. Star Trek: Original stories for children inspired by Star Trek. Paramount Pictures Corporation. Peter Pan Records. 1979.

2001: A Space Odyssey "talking story book" book and record. Kid Stuff Records and Tapes. I.J.E. Inc. circa 1980s.

2010: The Year We Make Contact "talking story book" book and record. Kid Stuff Records and Tapes. I.J.E. Inc. circa 1980s.

Dune part 1: Battle for the Known Universe "talking story book" book and record. Dino De Laurentiis Corporation. Kid Stuff Records and Tapes. I.J.E. Inc. circa 1980s.

Dick Tracy "admit one" movie t-shirt for midnight showing. 1990.

Dick Tracy "Influence" promotional button. 1990.

Universal Studios 2000 calendar. Universal Studios. 1999.

Box 32 He Man and the Master of the Universe metal lunch box. Aladdin Industries Incorporated. Mattel Inc. 1984.

Gremlins metal lunch box and thermos. Aladdin Industries Incorporated. Warner Bros. Inc. 1984.

Iron Man "05.02.08" movie t-shirt. Marvel. Paramount, A Viacom Company. 2007.

Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log One. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.

Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log Two. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.

Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log Three. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.

Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log Four. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.

Foster, Alan D. Star Trek: Log Seven. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974.

Rotsler, William. Star Trek III: The Vulcan Treausre New York: Wanderer Books, 1984.

"Bat-Signal" flashlight toy. DC Comics. Promotional Partners. 1997.

"Twoface" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Robin" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"The Joker" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Batgirl" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Batman" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Catwoman and Leopard" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"The Riddler" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Batmobile" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Poison Ivy" Happy Meal toy. Batman The Animated Series. DC Comics Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Simba in the Lion King Celebration vehicle" Disneyland Adventures Happy Meal toy. The Walt Disney Company. McDonald's Corporation. 1994.

"Pluto in France" Mickey & Friends, Walt Disney World Epcot Center, Adventure at Walt Disney World Happy Meal toy. The Walt Disney Company. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

(2) "Color Change Invisible Woman" Happy Meal toy. Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel. McDonald's Corporation. 1996.

"The Tick" Happy Meal toy. Ben Edlund. Fox Children's Network, Inc. Taco Bell Corp. 1995.

"Hulk" Happy Meal toy. Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel. McDonald's Corporation. 1996.

"Knuckles" Happy Meal toy. Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Sega. McDonald's Corporation. 1993.

"Camp Barbie" Happy Meal toy. Barbie and Friends. Mattel, Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1994.

"Hobgoblin Landglider" Happy Meal toy. Spider-Man. Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. McDonald's Corporation. 1994.

"Thing" Happy Meal toy. Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel. McDonald's Corporation. 1996.

"Batman" figure with rope and suction cup. DC Comics. Applause toys. 1989.

"White Ranger with Falcon Ninjazord" McDonald's toy. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Saban Entertainment. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. McDonald's Corporation. 1995.

Star Trek: First Contact. flavored lip balm. Paramount Pictures. Cosrich, Division of PMC, Inc. 1996.

Star Trek: The Next Generation. "Data" and "Worf" hologram key ring. Paramount Pictures. A.H. Prismatic. 1992.

Star Trek: The Next Generation. "Enterprise starship" hologram key ring. Paramount Pictures. A.H. Prismatic. 1992.

Star Trekhologram "Captain Kirk magnet. Paramount Pictures. A.H. Prismatic. 1992.

"Casper" puppet. Casper. Universal Studios Inc. Amblin Entertainment Inc. 1995.

(2) "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" spaceship toy. E.T. the Extraterrestrial. LJN Toys Ltd. Universal Studios. 1982.

The Nightmare Before Christmas digital watch. Touchstone Pictures. Burger King. 1993.

John F. Kennedy doll with Herald Tribune newspaper and musical rocking chair. Kamar Incorporated. 1963.

Box 33 "Grendel" Hunter Rose Fright Mask. Dark Horse Comics. Graphitti Designs, Inc. 1998.

"Angela" action figure. Todd McFarlane's Spawn Deluxe edition Ultra-Action Figures. McFarlane Toys. 1995.

"Batman" sweetened cereal box. Ralston. DC Comics Inc. 1989.

"Batman" video game box. Sunsoft for the Nintendo Entertainment System. 1989.

Marvel Universe: The Official Marvel Super Heroes Trading Cards box. Marvel Entertainment Group Inc. Impel Marketing Inc. 1990.

Batman movie display box. DC Comics Inc. 1989.

Star Trek official trading cards box. Paramount Pictures. Impel Marketing Inc. 1991.

"Catwoman" action figure and trading card. Legends of Batman. DC Comics. Kenner. 1994.

"Catwoman" action figure and trading card. Legends of Batman. DC Comics. Kenner. 1994.

Dennis Eckersley trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.

Dan Gladden trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.

Brook Jacoby trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.

Paul Moliter trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.

Ozzie Smith trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.

Robin Yount trading card and pin. M.V.P. Major League Players Collector Pin Series. Major League Baseball. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. 1990.

(2) Container with Marvel comics images. 1996.

Box 34 (2) "Robin #1" comic book promotional Kit. DC Comics, Inc. 1990:

1 large poster (Robin Graphic)

3 circular mobiles

2 large banners

100 stickers

"The Cryptkeeper" robed action figure. Tales from the Cryptkeeper. Tales from the Crypt Holdings. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. circa 1990s.

"The Cryptkeeper" suited action figure. Tales from the Cryptkeeper. Tales from the Crypt Holdings. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. circa 1990s.

"Duke" action figure. Tales from the Cryptkeeper. Tales from the Crypt Holdings. Ace Novelty Co., Inc. circa 1990s.

"Psycho Mantis" action figure. Tactical Espionage Action Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear Solid. Konami Co Ltd. McFarlane Toys. 1998.

"Asteroid 'M' Playset" X-Men Pocket Comics. Marvel Entertainment Group. Toy Biz, Inc. 1994.

Star Trek cassette tape with stories for children: "Passage of Moav," "In Vino Veritas," "The Crier in the Emptiness." Peter Pan Industries. 1979.

"The Tick" figure. Fox Children's Network Inc. Ben Edlund. Bandai America Incorporated. 1994.

Letter from David Sedaris to Robert Elder, December 12, 2001?

Letter from Michael Diana, removed from Boiled Angel #3

David Brin Kiln People and Chicago in 2000 signature cards

Box 35 "Dilate," promotional

David Lynch Foundation info book

Kevin Smith book and article

Orson Welles' F for Fake

Chicago Tribune

Wizards Workshop Comic Bookstore

Robert Pattinson, Twilight

Robert Elder New York Times articles

Historical newsclipping

Outland strips

Elder Bllings Gazette

'Zines

Tribune, Obama inauguration

Tribune, Obama election

Historical Sun-Times, 1958

Bush v. Gore

Sun Times: "She's Bombing the Taliban"

New Design, Chicago Tribune

John Woo interviews, 2005

Articles in postcards

Miscellaneous Tribunearticles, 2000-2008.

Box 36 Signed materials and books (2 folders)

Misc. print materials

The Art of Tony Millionaire, signed with original drawing

The Film That Changed My Life (2 folders)

Stephen King first editions and Star Wars novelizations

Batman magazines, 1989

Press kits

Star Wars and other sci-fi records

Star Wars activity books (2 folders)

King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries

Box 37 Presentation materials

Print descriptions

CD - 2014 podcasts and guest editor interviews

Best Film You've Never Seen, drafts and correspondence (8 folders)

Billings, Montana articles

U.S. Dakota War 1862, articles for NY Times, etc.

My History House DVD

"History of Sioux Massacre"

Box 38 G.I. Joe: catalogs, guides, toys

Box 39 Star Wars toys

Spider-Man and other Marvel puzzles

Dune computer games

Masters of the Universe DVD

Darth Vader mask case

Box 40 Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi toys, action figures, and records

Secret Wars marvel figures, games, and puzzles

Box 41 Batman trading cards, buttons, and memorabilia

Masters of the Universe toys and memorabilia

Box 42 Del Close Article

Michael Chabon questions and research

Annemarie Jaciv "Salt of the Sea" notes

Philip Pullman interview notes and article for The Golden Compass

Orson Welles 80th anniversary Woodstock, IL 2014

2014 CAKE festival

Scenes from Chicago Overcast Independent Film

New Goodman Theatre Ribbon Cutting 2000

Fancypants Tribune article

Movie press kits

Before Night Falls slides 2001

WindycityXXX 2007

David Lowery Director

OMNI Magazine Harlan Ellison "The Man Who Rode Christophe Columbus Ashore"

Birthday papers

Hire the Future 2003

Rhino Richard Pryor Anthology press kit 2002

Celebrate Small Press Month Poster

Chicago Shakespeare Theater 2000-2001 season

Photobooths, Meags Fitzgerald "Photobooth-A Biography," signed with illustrations

Brian De Palma interviews

Alan Ball Towelhead interview materials