Lewis Grizzard papers

Lewis Grizzard papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Grizzard, Lewis, 1946-1994
Title: Lewis Grizzard papers
Dates: 1966-1994
Quantity: 7.2 Linear feet (17 document boxes, 2 half boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3207

Biographical/Historical Note

Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. (1946-1994), author, humorist, syndicated columnist and stand-up comedian, grew up in 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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

American wit and humor--Georgia.
American wit and humor--Southern States.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Grizzard, Lewis, 1946-1994 -- Correspondence
Humorists, American--20th century.
Journalists--Georgia.
Manuscripts for publication.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lewis Grizzard papers. MS 3207. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Biographical Information and Correspondence

BoxFolder
11Biographical information
2Correspondence, 1979
3Correspondence, 1980 January-March
4Correspondence, 1980 April
5Correspondence, 1980 May
6Correspondence, 1980 June
7Correspondence, 1980 July
8Correspondence "Hosea [Williams] Needs an Alibi", 1980 July-August
9Correspondence, 1980 August
10Correspondence, 1980 undated
11Correspondence, 1984
12Correspondence, 1985 January-September 12
13Correspondence, 1985 September 13-October
14Correspondence Warner Books, 1984-1986
15Correspondence, 1986-1993
16Correspondence, Undated
 

Series 2: Performances

BoxFolder
21"An Evening with Lewis Grizzard", 1985
2"Striking Out"-TV pilot, 1986-1987
3"Striking Out"-TV pilot, early versions
4"Designing Women"-TV, 1987-1988
5Jefferson Pilot TV special-correspondence, agreements, 1989
6Jefferson Pilot TV special-material used
7"In His Own Words"-videotape, 1994
 

Series 3: Book Manuscripts



Subseries 3a: Don't Bend Over in the Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes

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



Subseries 3b: Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself

BoxFolder
33 Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 1-9, pp. 1-170
4 Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 10-16, pp. 171-315
5 Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 1-9, pp. 1-167
6 Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 10-16, pp. 168-310
7 Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 1-8, earlier version?
8 Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself-Chapters 9-13, earlier version?



Subseries 3c: I Haven't Understood Anything Since 1962

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



Subseries 3d: I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'

BoxFolder
43 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Introduction
4 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'... Chapter 1
5 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'... Chapter 2
6 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'... Chapter 3
7 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'... Chapter 4
BoxFolder
51 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 5
2 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 6
3 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 7
4 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 8
5 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 9, epilogue
6 I Took a Lickin' and Kept on Tickin'...-Chapter 4, earlier version



Subseries 3e: If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground

BoxFolder
61 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 1
2 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 2
3 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 3
4 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 4
5 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 5
6 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 6
7 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 7
8 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 8
9 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 9
10 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 10
11 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 11
12 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 12
BoxFolder
71 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 13
2 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 14
3 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 15
4 If I Ever Get Back to Georgia I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground Chapter 16



Subseries 3f: If Love Were Oil I'd Be About a Quart Low

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



Subseries 3g: My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun

BoxFolder
76 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 1
7 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 2
8 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 3
9 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 4-5
10 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 6-7
BoxFolder
81 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 9-10
2 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 11-12
3 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapters 13-14
4 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 15
5 My Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun-Chapter 16



Subseries 3h: Shoot Low Boys, They're Ridin' Shetland Ponies

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



Subseries 3i: They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat

BoxFolder
88 They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapters 1-2
9 They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapter 3
10 They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapter 4
11 They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapter 5
12 They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapters 6-7
13 They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat-Chapters 8-9



Subseries 3j: Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?

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



Subseries 3k: Untitled Manuscripts

BoxFolder
95Untitled-re: Herschel Walker, chapters 1-10
6Untitled-re: Herschel Walker, chapters 11-16
BoxFolder
101Untitled-re: computers
2Untitled-re: golf
3Untitled
4Untitled
 

Series 4: Newspaper Columns

BoxFolder
111Accidental-Atlanta
2B. A.-Brad
3Cab-County
4Davey-Dianne
5Did-During
6Each-Estate
7Ever-Everyday
8Family-Floyd
9For-Funny
BoxFolder
121George-Group
2Harmon-Have
3He-Human
4I admire-I am
5I certainly-I first
6I had-I happened
7I have-I hear
8I introduced-I know
9I lost-I probably
10I read-I realize
11I recently-I remember
12I suppose-I think
BoxFolder
131I used-I wandered
2I was-I watched
3I went-I wish
4If-Immediately
5In-Inevitable
6It always-It may
7It should-It wasn't
8It's-I've
9Jack-Just
10Ladies-Let
11Let's-Love
BoxFolder
141Mail-Maybe
2Meanest-My car
3My dog-My learned
4My mother-My problem
5National-Newsroom
6Next-Number
7Occasionally-One of the best
8One of the hardest-One of the things
9One thing-Phil
10Reader-Religious
BoxFolder
151Sailor-Since
2So-Something's
3Spring-Survey
4Tennis-There is
5There should-This column
6This is-This story
7This thing-Two
BoxFolder
161Very-Week
2Weekly-Where
3While-Women
4Y
5Column fragments
6Printed columns, 1980
7Printed columns, 1981
8Printed columns, 1982 January-June
9Printed columns, 1982 July-December
10Printed columns, 1983 January-April
BoxFolder
1711983 May-August
21983 September-October
31983 November-December
41984 January-February
51984 March-April
61984 May-June
71984 July-August
81984 September-November
91985-1992
10Undated
 

Series 5: Printed Material

BoxFolder
181Clippings- Athens Daily News, 1966
2Clippings, 1968 1980 1983
3Clippings, 1984
4Clippings, 1985 January
5Clippings, 1985 February-August
6Clippings, 1985 September-December & nd
7Clippings, 1986
8Clippings, 1987
9Clippings, 1988
10Clippings, 1989-1990
11Clippings, 1992-1994
12Clippings, Undated
13Book jackets
14Warner Books
 

Series 6: Artifacts

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