The Resource Edwin Bud Shrake Papers

Edwin Bud Shrake Papers

Label
Edwin Bud Shrake Papers, 1900-2010
Title
Edwin Bud Shrake Papers
Inclusive dates
1900-2010
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One hundred and fifty-two boxes of typescripts, galley proofs, notes, research files, correspondence, and artifacts, among other items, document the life and career of Edwin "Bud" Shrake (1931-2009). The collection is arranged into eight series: Works (1953-2010, undated), Correspondence (1936-2009, undated), Financial Papers (1963-2000), Corporations (1969-1995, undated), Legal Papers (1977-1997), Research (circa 1954-2006), Personal Papers (1901-2009, undated) and Other Writers, 1968-2007, undated)
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Biographical or historical data
Edwin "Bud" Shrake was born on September 6, 1931, in Fort Worth, Texas. He got his start as a writer at Paschal High School, where he met and befriended future UPI reporter Dick Growald and sportswriter/novelist Dan Jenkins. Shrake then worked as a sportswriter and police beat reporter for three newspapers in Fort Worth and Dallas. Shrake met lifelong friend and sometime collaborator Gary Cartwright while working the police beat in Fort Worth. In 1964 he began writing for Sports Illustrated, a job he kept until 1978. In his lifetime Shrake published ten novels (one co-written with Dan Jenkins), most of which are set in Texas, and co-wrote five nonfiction books, including Willie Nelson's autobiography and Harvey Penick's Little Red Book. All of his nonfiction books became best-sellers. He wrote or co-wrote at least 42 screenplays, seven of which made it to the screen, and at least four play scripts, three of which have been staged, including Benchmark, in London (co-written by Michael Rudman). Shrake kept many literary friendships, especially fellow Texans, such as Billy Lee Brammer and Larry L. King. He was also a close companion to Gov. Ann Richards, from 1989 until her death in 2006. Since 1968, Shrake lived in Austin, Texas, and he died there on May 8, 2009.
Cataloging source
TXI
Label
Edwin Bud Shrake Papers
Link
http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/a-z/shrake.html
Instantiates
Note
Selected items from the collection cataloged separately
Control code
741513718
Cumulative index finding aids
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.
Extent
  • 152
  • (78
Governing access note
The Correspondence series contains restricted folders. Please see an archivist for information about these restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Bud Shrake, Ben Shrake, Bill Wittliff, Jody Gent, Austin History Center;
Organization method
  • Arranged into the following series: 1. Works; 2. Correspondence; 3. Financial Papers; 4. Corporations; 5. Legal Papers; 6. Research; 7. Personal Papers; 8. Other Writers. Dates range from 1900 to 2010.
  • Arranged into the following series: 1. Works; 2. Correspondence; 3. Financial Papers; 4. Corporations; 5. Legal Papers; 6. Research; 7. Personal Papers; 8. Other Writers. Dates range from 1900 to 2010.
System control number
(OCoLC)741513718
Type of unit
  • boxes
  • linear ft.).
Label
Edwin Bud Shrake Papers
Link
http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/a-z/shrake.html
Note
Selected items from the collection cataloged separately
Control code
741513718
Cumulative index finding aids
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.
Extent
  • 152
  • (78
Governing access note
The Correspondence series contains restricted folders. Please see an archivist for information about these restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Bud Shrake, Ben Shrake, Bill Wittliff, Jody Gent, Austin History Center;
Organization method
  • Arranged into the following series: 1. Works; 2. Correspondence; 3. Financial Papers; 4. Corporations; 5. Legal Papers; 6. Research; 7. Personal Papers; 8. Other Writers. Dates range from 1900 to 2010.
  • Arranged into the following series: 1. Works; 2. Correspondence; 3. Financial Papers; 4. Corporations; 5. Legal Papers; 6. Research; 7. Personal Papers; 8. Other Writers. Dates range from 1900 to 2010.
System control number
(OCoLC)741513718
Type of unit
  • boxes
  • linear ft.).

Library Locations

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