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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"