Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 19.24 linear feet (37 boxes, 2 oversized cases, 1 v. and 2phono discs)
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The papers of Truman Capote consist chiefly of holograph and typescript manuscripts of his works, both published and unpublished. Collection also includes correspondence, printed matter, photographs, sound recordings, and graphicmaterials. The collection also includes correspondence, printed matter, photographs, artwork, sound recordings, and personal miscellany. Material related to "In Cold Blood" forms an important part of the collection and reflects Capote's five years of research and involvement in the Clutter murder case upon which the book was based. The bulk of the correspondence is made up of letters and postcards from Capote to Andrew Lyndon and to Alvin Dewey and Marie Dewey and letters received from his lover and mentor, Newton Arvin. Other correspondents include A small group of other correspondence includes letters from Jack Dunphy, Leo Lerman, Donald Windham, Cecil Beaton, John O'Shea, Joseph Fox, Irving Lazar, Alan Schwartz and family members.
Truman Capote was born Truman Strekfus Persons in New Orleans on September 24, 1924. A celebrated author, Capote's major works include Other Voices, Other Rooms; Breakfast at Tiffany's; and In Cold Blood. He died on August 25, 1984.
Controlled Access Terms
- Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
- Capote family.
- Authors, American -- 20th century.
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
- Murder -- Investigation -- Kansas.
- Murder literature.
- Sound recordings.
Additional Creator Names
- Arvin, Newton, 1900-1963.
- Dewey, Alvin.
- Dewey, Marie.
- Dunphy, Jack.
- Fox, Joseph, 1776-1816.
- Lazar, Irving, 1907-1993.
- Lee, Harper.
- Lyndon, Andrew.
- O'Shea, John.
- Schwartz, Alan.
- Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987.