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Lawrence Block manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 518

Scope and Contents

The manuscripts are of adventure novels written under Block's name: After the First Death, Deadly Honeymoon, Letts Fall in Love (Tanners Twelve Swingers), Operation Bankroll (The Specialist), The Scoreless Thai (Two for Tanner), Sex and the Stewardess, The Swinging Society, Tanner and the Virgin (Here Comes a Hero), Tanner's Tiger, The Cancelled Czech, and The Girl with the Long Green Heart. Also included is Passport to Peril, written under the pseudonym Anne Campbell Clark, and two clinical sex books, written under the name John Warren Wells: The New Sexual Underground and Women and Boys.

There is also a folder of short stories, articles and outlines.


  • Creation: 1960-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Lawrence Block (1938- ) is an acclaimed contemporary American crime writer best known for his books about recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, respectively. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1993.


2 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 record storage box and 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



Lawrence Block (1938- ) is an acclaimed contemporary American crime writer. The collection consists of 17 of Block's manuscripts, as well as short stories, articles and outlines.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

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This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Lawrence Block Manuscripts
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Austin Munsell
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA