C. J. Box papers, 1988-2020

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Box, C. J.
Title
C. J. Box papers
Dates
1988-2020 (inclusive)
Quantity
33.62 cubic ft. (38 boxes) + Digital
Collection Number
13000
Summary
The collection contains manuscripts and other files relating to the professional writing career of C. J. Box.
Repository
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 3077663756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Charles James Box was a native of Wyoming and a writer of popular fiction. While working as a journalist and in the tourism business, Box wrote his first book Open Season, which was published in 2001. Open Season was the first of several books by Box that featured the character of Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. In 2008, his stand-alone novel Blue Heaven won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel in 2009. Box's books have won several awards, and have been published in over twenty-five languages.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the C. J. Box papers consist of manuscript drafts, reviews, and promotional materials related to Box’s published novels. Other materials in the collection include screenplay drafts, newspaper columns and magazine articles by Box, research files, interviews, and correspondence.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, C. J. Box papers, Collection 13000, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by C. J. Box at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from C. J. Box from 2010-2020.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Matt Francis in November 2010, Emily Christopherson in February 2012, and updated by Krist Jessup in January 2018 and Jamie J. Greene in August 2020.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. Manuscript drafts, 1988-2010Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically by file name. Contains manuscript drafts of Box's novels with edits, as well as screenplay drafts based on unpublished Box novels.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Book drafts - Below Zero
2008
7 1-5
Book drafts - Big Game
2004
7 6-9
Book drafts - Blood Trail
2007
1 2-7
Book drafts - Blue Heaven
2004-2006
7 7-14
Book drafts - Blue Heaven
2004-2005
7 15
Book drafts - Cold Wind
2010
8 1
Book drafts - Dead Meat
2003
1 8
Book drafts - Free Fire
2006
2 1-2
Book drafts - Free Fire
2006-2007
2 3-5
Book drafts - In Plain Sight (Hiding in Plain Sight/Ranch Gothic)
2005
8 2-4
Book drafts - In Plain Sight (Hide in Plain Sight/Ranch Gothic)
2005
2 6
Book drafts - Nowhere to Run (Rampart Mountain)
2009
8 12-19
Book drafts - Nowhere to Run
2009-2010
9 1-3
Book drafts - Open Season
2001
9 4-7
Book drafts - Out of Range
2004
2 7
Book drafts - Savage Run
2001
10 1-15
Book drafts - Savage Run
2001-2003
Digital ahcdm_13000_002
Book drafts - Savage Run (3.5" floppy disk)
2001 May 16
Box Folder
2 8
Book drafts - A Sense of Place
1992
3 1
Book drafts - A Sense of Place
1992
8 5-11
Book drafts - Three Weeks To Say Goodbye (Judge Knott)
2007
9 8-14
Book drafts - Trophy Hunt
2003-2004
9 15
Book drafts - Wanton Destruction
2003
3 2
Book drafts - Wild Fields
1988
3 3-7
Book drafts - Winterkill
2002
4 1-2
Book drafts - Winterkill
2002
4 3
Screenplay drafts - Cowpunk (by H. T. Spetnagel, based on an unpublished novel by C. J. Box)
1989
4 4
Screenplay drafts - Headgear (by H. T. Spetnagel, based on an unpublished novel by C. J. Box)
1988
4 5
Screenplay drafts - Joe Pickett
undated
4 6
Screenplay drafts - Wild Fields
1989

Series II. Professional and personal files, 1990-2011Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically by file name. Primarily contains reviews and promotional materials related to Box's novels and interviews with Box. Also contains other press related to Box, some research files, and correspondence.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
61st Annual One-Shot Antelope Hunt bandanna
2004
12
Book - The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans (uncorrected book proof)
1995
Folder
11 30
Book jackets
undated
13
Buttons (promotional)
undated
Folder
4 7
Correspondence - family
1990
4 8
Correspondence - professional
2007-2010
11 18
Interview - American Cowboy
2008
11 19
Interview - America Journal (in German)
2008
11 20
Interview - Crimespree Magazine
2009
11 21
Interview - Great Lakes Airlines' Peaks & Plains
2006
4 9
Interview - Hugh Hewitt Show (DVD-R)
2010
13
Interview - "C.J. Box visits school, discusses writing" in Lander Journal
2009
Folder
11 22
Interview - L'ours Polar (in French)
2009
11 23
Interview - Mystery News
2003
11 24
Interview - Mystery Scene
2007
4 10
Interview - NPR, All Things Considered - Open Season (Audio Cassette)
2001
11 25
Interview - Rocky Mountain Writer
2007
11 26
Interview - University of Denver Magazine
2009
11 27
Interview - Wyoming Homes and Living Magazine
2003
11 28
Interview - Wyoming Library Roundup
2006
4 11
Interview - Wyoming Local News, CNN Headline News (DVD-R)
2001, 2003
Digital ahcdm_13000_003
Interview - Wyoming Portraits, show #608 (CD)
2014
Box Folder
4 12
Interview - Wyoming Public Radio (Audio Cassette)
2001
Digital ahcdm_13000_004
Interview - Wyoming Public Radio: Wyoming Stories (CD)
2013
Box Folder
11 31
Interview - Wyoming Signatures with Chuck Box - UWTV (VHS)
undated
9 18
Miscellaneous
2003-2010
4 13
Notes - The Birth of Joe Pickett
undated
4 14
Photographs - C. J. Box
undated
11 16
Press - Box's books banned in school library
2004
11 15
Press - C.J. Box
2003-2011
11 17
Press - in French
2007-2008
4 15
Printed materials - appearances
2009
11 29
Printed materials - awards - Edgar Allan Poe Award
2009
4 16
Printed materials - award nominations
2010
4 17
Printed materials - miscellaneous on C. J. Box
2009
4 18
Printed materials - promotional
circa 2009-2010
13
RMFW Writer of the Year ribbon
2007
Folder
4 18
Research files - cattle killings
2009
4 20
Research files - F. G. Burnett
undated
4 21
Research files - Yellowstone "Zone of Death,"
circa 2005-2006
5 1
Research files - Yellowstone "Zone of Death,"
circa 2005-2006
5 2
Reviews and promotion - Below Zero
2009
11 1
Reviews and promotion - Below Zero
2009
5 3
Reviews and promotion - Blood Trail
2008
11 2
Reviews and promotion - Blood Trail
2008
11 3
Reviews and promotion - Blue Heaven
2008
11 4
Reviews and promotion - C.J. Box box set
2011
5 4
Reviews and promotion - Free Fire
2007
11 5-6
Reviews and promotion - Free Fire
2007
5 5
Reviews and promotion - French Translations of In Plain Sight and Free Fire
2009-2010
11 7
Reviews and promotion - general
undated
5 6
Reviews and promotion - Hook, Line, and Sinister
2010
5 7
Reviews and promotion - In Plain Sight
2006
11 8
Reviews and promotion - In Plain Sight
2006
5 8
Reviews and promotion - Nowhere to Run
2010
11 9
Reviews and promotion - Nowhere to Run
2010
5 9-11
Reviews and promotion - Open Season
2001
5 12
Reviews and promotion - Out of Range
2005
11 10
Reviews and promotion - Out of Range
2007
5 13-14
Reviews and promotion - Savage Run
2002
6 1
Reviews and promotion - Savage Run
2002
11 11
Reviews and promotion - Savage Run
2002
13
Reviews and promotion - Savage Run
undated
Folder
6 2
Reviews and promotion - Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
2009-2010
11 12
Reviews and promotion - Three Weeks To Say Goodbye
2009
6 3
Reviews and promotion - Trophy Hunt
2004
11 13
Reviews and promotion - Trophy Hunt
2004
13
Reviews and promotion - Trophy Hunt
undated
Folder
6 4-5
Reviews and promotion - Winterkill
2003
11 14
Reviews and promotion - Winterkill
undated
Digital ahcdm_13000_001
Website capture - CJ Box
September 1, 2011

Series III. Published works, 1992-2011Return to Top

Arranged alphabetically by file name. Contains published books, newspaper columns, and magazine articles written by Box, including foreign translations of many of his novels.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
12
Book - Cold Wind (signed copy)
2011
12
Book - foreign translations of various Box novels
2003-2010
Folder
6 6
Book - Montana, Wyoming, & Idaho: Travel Smart,
1998
12
Book - Reader's Digest Select Editions (includes Blue Heaven)
2007
12
Book - Three Weeks To Say Goodbye
2009
Folder
9 16
Magazine article - "Pro & Con: The Advantages of Outlining" in The Writer's Guide to Fiction
2008
9 17
Magazine article - "Outlining: Why I Love It" in The Writer
2003
6 7-8
Newspaper columns - Daily Times (Rawlins, WY)
1992-1998
6 9
Newspaper columns - Wyoming State Journal (Lander, WY)
1995

Additional Container ListsReturn to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. These links are to container lists for boxes 14-38.

Description

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • American fiction--21st century.
  • Mystery fiction--21st century.
  • Pickett, Joe (Fictitious character)--Fiction.
  • Western fiction--21st century.

Geographical Names

  • Wyoming--Fiction.

Occupations

  • Authors.