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Lewis Grizzard papers

Lewis Grizzard papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lewis Grizzard papers
Creator: Grizzard, Lewis
Inclusive Dates: 1966-1994
Language: English
Extent: 7.2 Linear Feet 17 document boxes, 2 half boxes
Collection Number: ms3207
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. (1946-1994)was an author, humorist, syndicated columnist and stand-up comedian from Moreland, Georgia (Coweta County). He was sports editor of the Athens Daily News while he was a student at the University of Georgia, executive sports editor of the Atlanta Journal, and briefly sports editor of the Chicago Sun Times. In 1977 he came back to Georgia and began writing for the Atlanta Constitution. He was the author of numerous books, many of them based on material from his newspaper columns. Because of a congenital heart defect, he had three open-heart surgeries, and also wrote about these in columns and books. For more information, see the article Lewis Grizzard in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of mainly typed manuscripts for Grizzard's books and newspaper columns. There is also some correspondence, printed material, clippings, and information concerning his performances on stage and on television.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lewis Grizzard papers, ms3207, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 March 22.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American wit and humor -- Southern States.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Grizzard, Lewis -- Correspondence
Humorists, American -- 20th century.
Journalists -- Georgia.
Manuscripts for publication.
University of Georgia -- Alumni and alumnae

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Biographical and Correspondence

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11Biographical information
12Correspondence, 1979
13Correspondence, 1980 January-March
14Correspondence, 1980 April
15Correspondence, 1980 May
16Correspondence, 1980 June
17Correspondence, 1980 July
18Correspondence "Hosea [Williams] Needs an Alibi", 1980 July-August
19Correspondence, 1980 August
110Correspondence, 1980 undated
111Correspondence, 1984
112Correspondence, 1985 January-September 12
113Correspondence, 1985 September 13-October
114Correspondence Warner Books, 1984-1986
115Correspondence, 1986-1993
116Correspondence - undated
 

2. Performances

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21"An Evening with Lewis Grizzard", 1985
22"Striking Out"-TV pilot, 1986-1987
23"Striking Out"-TV pilot, early versions
24"Designing Women"-TV, 1987-1988
25Jefferson Pilot TV special-correspondence, agreements, 1989
26Jefferson Pilot TV special-material used
27"In His Own Words"-videotape, 1994
 

3. Book Manuscripts



Don't Bend Over in the Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes

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31Don't Bend Over in the Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes Chapters 1-4
32Don't Bend Over in the Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes Chapters 5-8



Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself

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33Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 1-9, pp. 1-170
34Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 10-16, pp. 171-315
35Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 1-9, pp. 1-167
36Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 10-16, pp. 168-310
37Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 1-8, earlier version?
38Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 9-13, earlier version?



I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962

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41I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962...-Chapters 1-5
42I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962...-Chapters 6-8



I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'

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43I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Introduction
44I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'... Chapter 1
45I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'... Chapter 2
46I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'... Chapter 3
47I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'... Chapter 4
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51I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 5
52I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 6
53I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 7
54I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 8
55I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 9, epilogue
56I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 4, earlier version



If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground

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61If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 1
62If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 2
63If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 3
64If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 4
65If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 5
66If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 6
67If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 7
68If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 8
69If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 9
610If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 10
611If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 11
612If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 12
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71If I Ever Get Back to Georgia I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 13
72If I Ever Get Back to Georgia I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 14
73If I Ever Get Back to Georgia I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 15
74If I Ever Get Back to Georgia I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 16



If Love Were Oil I'd Be About a Quart Low

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75If Love Were Oil I'd Be About a Quart Low-Chapters 1-7



My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun

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76My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 1
77My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 2
78My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 3
79My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 4-5
710My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 6-7
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81My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 9-10
82My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 11-12
83My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 13-14
84My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 15
85My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 16



Shoot Low Boys, They're Ridin' Shetland Ponies

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86Shoot Low Boys, They're Ridin' Shetland Ponies...-Chapters 1-9
87Shoot Low Boys, They're Ridin' Shetland Ponies...-Chapters 10-17



They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat

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88They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapters 1-2
89They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapter 3
810They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapter 4
811They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapter 5
812They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapters 6-7
813They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapters 8-9



Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?

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91Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?-preface and columns used
92Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?-typed version #1
93Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?-typed version #2
94Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?-typed version #3



Untitled Manuscripts

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95Untitled-re: Herschel Walker, chapters 1-10
96Untitled-re: Herschel Walker, chapters 11-16
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101Untitled-re: computers
102Untitled-re: golf
103Untitled
104Untitled
 

4. Newspaper Columns

arranged alphabetically by first sentence
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111Accidental-Atlanta
112B. A.-Brad
113Cab-County
114Davey-Dianne
115Did-During
116Each-Estate
117Ever-Everyday
118Family-Floyd
119For-Funny
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121George-Group
122Harmon-Have
123He-Human
124I admire-I am
125I certainly-I first
126I had-I happened
127I have-I hear
128I introduced-I know
129I lost-I probably
1210I read-I realize
1211I recently-I remember
1212I suppose-I think
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131I used-I wandered
132I was-I watched
133I went-I wish
134If-Immediately
135In-Inevitable
136It always-It may
137It should-It wasn't
138It's-I've
139Jack-Just
1310Ladies-Let
1311Let's-Love
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141Mail-Maybe
142Meanest-My car
143My dog-My learned
144My mother-My problem
145National-Newsroom
146Next-Number
147Occasionally-One of the best
148One of the hardest-One of the things
149One thing-Phil
1410Reader-Religious
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151Sailor-Since
152So-Something's
153Spring-Survey
154Tennis-There is
155There should-This column
156This is-This story
157This thing-Two
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161Very-Week
162Weekly-Where
163While-Women
164Y
165Column fragments
166Printed columns, 1980
167Printed columns, 1981
168Printed columns, 1982 January-June
169Printed columns, 1982 July-December
1610Printed columns, 1983 January-April
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1711983 May-August
1721983 September-October
1731983 November-December
1741984 January-February
1751984 March-April
1761984 May-June
1771984 July-August
1781984 September-November
1791985-1992
1710Undated columns
 

5. Printed Material

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181Clippings-Athens Daily News, 1966
182Clippings, 1968, 1980, 1983
183Clippings, 1984
184Clippings, 1985 January
185Clippings, 1985 February-August
186Clippings, 1985 September-December
187Clippings, 1986
188Clippings, 1987
189Clippings, 1988
1810Clippings, 1989-1990
1811Clippings, 1992-1994
1812Clippings - undated
1813Book jackets
1814Warner Books
 

6. Artifacts

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19Golf trophy bag-Gene Sarazen Cup, Atlanta National Golf Club, 1990