Margaret Coel Papers
Consists of research materials, notes, and manuscript drafts for Coel's numerous books; publication, marketing, and book tour materials; articles; drafts and audio recordings of Coel's various public speeches and interviews; correspondence; photographs, slides, and negatives; audio-visual materials; and floppy discs.
Gift, Margaret Coel, August 2020
File entitled "Class on Killing Raven for Orlando, FL Corrections Department Youth Offender program: Sample tests, student speeches and essays, photographs" in box 14 is restricted until 2078.
Box 14: Biographies on Margaret Coel ca. 2012 One Book, One Town newspaper clippings 2005 Book tours: schedules, correspondence, marketing postcards. 1995-2000 Book tours: schedules, correspondence, marketing postcards. 2003-2008 Book tours: schedules, correspondence 2011 Class on Killing Raven for Orlando, FL Corrections Department Youth Offender program: Sample tests, student speeches and essays, photographs 2003 Ghost Walker: correspondence 1995 Quotes and book blurbs from Tony Hillerman. 2000, 2009 Q&A interviews, 1996-2010, undated Q&A interviews with Bookreporter.com, correspondence. 2005 Marquette University: correspondence. 1970-1998 “Mystery scene”: correspondence. 2006 Book talk advertisement flyers. Undated Synopses for various Coel titles. Undated Notes on the craft of writing. 1985, undated Arapaho Catechism. Undated Awards lists, correspondence, certificates. 1975-2010 Colorado Authors Hall of Fame: correspondence, nomination form. 2019 Boulder History Museum Award: booklet 2009 Correspondence with authors, including letters from Lynn Hightower, Anne Hillerman, Tony Hillerman, JA Jance, Patricia Limerick, Joyce Meskis, Tom Noel, Aimée Thurlo, Carolyn Wheat, and others 1994-2014 “Correspondence, Reservation,” 1994-2012 Fan emails. 1999-2016 Fan letters, 1994-2010 Denver 1866: research notes. Undated Essays and correspondence 2004-2008 (2 folders) Publisher correspondence and book blurbs. 2001-2018 Questions for panels moderated. 2013 Readers guides discussion topics 2007, undated Chief Left Hand flyers. Undated Chief Left Hand reference materials, correspondence 2001-2012, undated Correspondence with University of Oklahoma Press. 1977-2000 "Going Railroading": Reviews, permissions 1998-2015 Magazine and newspaper clippings featuring Margaret Coel 1998-2008 Box 15: Articles and booklets written by Margaret Coel, Includes autobiographical essay 1967-2008 Silent Spring research materials, Hollywood photographs 1992-2009 Silent Spirit "Blog tour" (virtual book tour) 2007-2009 Research materials on Tim McCoy, Wind River Cowboy 1938, 2007-2008 Eye of the Wolf, Media and book tour, 2005-2006 Spider's Web research materials, drafts 2009-2010 Spider’s Web notes and corrections, 2010 Spider's Web media and book tour 2010 Spider's Web book tour: correspondence, schedules 2010 Spider's Web review clippings 2010 Blood Memory book tour and promotional materials 2008 Blood Memory reviews and promotional materials 2008 Killing Custer book tour 2013 Killing Custer research, photographs 2010-2014 Killing Custer reviews 2013-2014 Girl with the Braided Hair research notes 2007-2009 Girl with the Braided Hair media and book tour 2007-2009 Night of the White Buffalo book tour 2014 Night of the White Buffalo chapter notes 2014 Night of the White Buffalo review clippings 2014 Night of the White Buffalo correspondence 2014 Night of the White Buffalo research notes 2013-2014 Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now correspondence and rewrite notes 2012 Buffalo Bill research 2011 (2 folders) Buffalo Bill research 2012 Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now review clippings 2012-2013 Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now title legal discussion 2012 Butch Cassidy/Man Who Fell From the Sky research and notes 2014 Man Who Fell From the Sky reviews, correspondence 2015 Man Who Fell From the Sky book tour 2015 Man/Dead research 2019 Man Found Dead in Park novella: foreword, afterword 2017 Man Found Dead in Park pre-publication samples 2016 Man Found Dead in Park reviews 2018 Stories in the World undated Winter's Child reviews 2016 Winter's Child book tour undated Box 16: Butch Cassidy/Man Who Fell From the Sky research and notes 2014 Man Who Fell From the Sky reviews, correspondence 2015 Man Who Fell From the Sky book tour 2015 Man/Dead research 2019 Man Found Dead in Park novella: foreword, afterword 2017 Man Found Dead in Park pre-publication samples 2016 Man Found Dead in Park reviews 2018 Stories in the World undated Winter's Child reviews 2016 Winter's Child book tour undated Winter’s Child research and notes 2015 (2 folders) “Museum article Chief Left Hand” undated Boulder History Museum: correspondence, pamphlets 2011-2013 Binder with book jackets, bookmarks, bios, reviews, author FAQs 1996-2004 (2 folders now) Westminster History book introduction 2010 Library of Congress National Book Festival: schedules, pamphlets, author's badge 2009 A Dozen on Denver chapter draft, correspondence, contract, reviews 2008 Short stories in the ASAP series 1997-2008 St. Elmo in Winter 2007-2010 Watching Eagles Soar afterword by Ken Krueger 2010 Watching Eagles Soar correspondence, reviews, CD 2014 Molly Brown and Cleopatra’s Diamond novella drafts undated Molly Brown and Cleopatra’s Diamond novella research 2009 Incident in Aspen draft and correspondence 2010 Chief Left Hand publicity 2012 Perfect Suspect publicity and photographs 2011 Perfect Suspect research 2010 Drowning Man reviews 2006 Killing Raven review undated Wife of Moon review 2004 Silent Spirit notes, characters, chapters, acknowledgements 2008-2009 Silent Spirit book tour 2009 Silent Spirit media correspondence 2009 Silent Spirit reviews 2009 “Arapahos” research notes, 1989-2012 Arapaho and Shoshone bibles, photocopies 1997, undated Arapaho books list 2009 Arapaho Economy research materials 2010 Arapaho language research notes 2000-2004, undated Arapaho research notes 2004-2005, undated Arapaho place name research notes, undated Box 17: Gabriel Beauchman biographical materials, undated Baseball: newspaper clippings and notes, 2007-2012, undated Black Elk: research notes, undated Buffalo Bill research, 2003, undated Catholics/Missions research notes, 1990-2001 Indian Casinos research notes 1994-1996 Crime on Reservations research 2001-2007 Denver research/Denver police 2012 Drugs/illegal research 1995-2002 Eagles research 1984-1985 Firefighting 1998-1999 Gangs research 2007 Guns research 2003-2008 Horses research, undated Indian bibliography 1998, undated Indians research notes, 1989-2012 Jesuits research notes, undated Lawyers/Court research, 2007-2010 Dog Soldier Ledgerbooks of the Plains Indians research, 2001-2006, undated Legal research notes, 2002-2010, undated Maps of Wyoming and Wind River Reservation, undated Plants/trees research, 2004 Plotting research, 1987-2013 Police research, undated Priests research, 1996-2007 Reservation/Place research, 1996-2007 Rodeos research, 2003 Spirituality research, 1981-2010 On writing history, undated Sand Creek research, 1984-2019 Sovereignty/Indian research, 1998 Carl Starkloff, SJ research and notes, 1995-1998 Sun Dance research, 2009-2010 Sutter cultural notes, 1994-2007 St. Stephen research, 2005 Trusts research, 1997-2001 Wind River research, 1995-2005 Wind River area research, undated Wind River maps, 1996, undated Wyoming research, 1996 Book reviews, 1997-2004 Drowning Man bestseller lists, reviews, notes 2006-2009 Eagle Catcher review, 1995 Quotes for The Ghost Walker, undated Box 18: Reviews and marketing for The Lost Bird, 1999 Reviews for The Story Teller, 1999 Promotional covers for novels, 1997-2011 Book reviews, interview with Coel, 1997-1998 Flyers for The Eagle Catcher, 1995 Blood Memory marketing packets, undated Interview with Coel, signed copies, 2001 Promotional materials: bookmarks, flyers, magnets, undated Book festivals, author appearances, related correspondence, 2008-2019 (3 folders) Business writing class materials 1988 Notes on the craft of writing undated Bread Loaf Writers Conference student list and photograph 1981 Center for Learning curriculum on Ghost Walker and Dream Stalker 2000 Materials for writing class on writing magazine articles undated Public speaking invitations, 1995-2001 American Heritage articles, photographs 1986, undated Old West article on Park County: magazine, negatives, contact sheet 1980 New York Times article 1984 Article by Coel on Tony Hillerman 2015 Drafts of articles by Coel, correspondence 1960-1977 Newspaper and magazine articles, 1984-2012 Book reviews by Coel, 1980-2014 Autobiographical essay, undated Colorado Historical Society Historic Markers program panel text, 1996 Wild Crimes short story covers, 2004 “Copernicus Plot” short story for Chicago Tribune, 2000 Research on The Spirit Woman, The Thunder Keeper, Rendezvous, Sacred Places, Vision Quest, Indian Dancer, and Native Religions, undated Research on The Spirit Woman, The Thunder Keeper, Rendezvous, Sacred Places, Vision Quest, Indian Dancer, and Native Religions, undated Reservation area notes, undated Box 19: Mountain lions: research, article draft, 1993-2020 Research notes on diamonds, Custer, Ghost Dance, visions, American Indian Movement (AIM), undated Research notes on multiple topics, undated Research notes “Description of Reservation,” undated Research notes on Arapaho culture, language, history, undated Notes on Wind River Reservation, undated Letter from President Bill Clinton (copy), 1995 Book quotes for publishers, 1994 Review of the Shadow Dancer in Magazin fur Amerikanistik, 2004 Author's Guild Model Trade Book Contract and Guide and membership cards, 2000 Notes on Colorado History, 1977-2010 Sisters of Loretto research, 2012 Custer research, 1976-2006 Wind River Reservation road maps (copies), 1983 Research on railroads, 1984-1995 Sand Creek massacre research, 1997-2013 Notes on the craft of writing novels, 1992-1999 The Story Teller reviews, 1998 The Spirit Woman marketing materials, 2000 The Shadow Dancer reviews, 2002 Lost Bird reviews, 1999 The Girl with Braided Hair reviews, 2007 The Ghost Walker reviews, 1995-1998 (2 folders) Box 20: Book blurbs, 2005-2007 The Thunder Keeper reviews, 2001 The Eagle Catcher reviews, 1995-1998 The Eagle Catcher "One Book One Town" materials, 2004-2005 Associated Press reviews, 1995 The Drowning Man reviews, 2006-2007 The Dream Stalker reviews, 1996-1997 Wife of Moon reviews, 2004 Killing Raven reviews, 2003-2004 Eye of the Wolf reviews, 2005 Chief Left Hand reviews, 1983 Sun Valley Writers' Conference programs and schedule, 2003-2006 Dog Soldier Ledgerbook of the Plains Indians and the Story Teller reviews, 1998, 2006 Book cover postcards, undated Websites: notes, correspondence, mousepad, 1998-2003 The Shadow Dancer review, 2003 Goin’ Railroading reviews, 1998 Fan letters, 2000-2002 Shadow Dancer acknowledgements, 2001 Shadow Dancer book tour schedule, 2002 Thunder Keeper reviews, 2001 The Spirit Woman reviews, correspondence, 2000 The Story Teller reviews, 1997-1998 The Dream Stalker reviews, 1997-1998 The Eagle Catcher reviews, 1995 Non-fiction reviews, 1981-1991 Research on Father De Smet, 1988-1990 Research on Native Americans and whites, 1961 Research on Native American Vietnam War veterans, undated Content for website, 2006, undated Blood Memory manuscript draft, 2008 (2 folders) Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now manuscript draft, 2015 (2 folders) Box 21: Night of the White Buffalo manuscript draft, undated The Spider's Web manuscript draft, undated The Silent Spirit manuscript draft, 2009 Photo postcards of Arapaho men, featuring Sun Dancers and Chief Turkey Legs, 1928, undated Photographs of Wind River Reservation, Ring Lake Ranch presentation, St. Stephen’s mission, petroglyphs at Ring Lake Ranch and vicinity, undated Photo reproductions and illustrations for Chief Left Hand book, undated Negatives for images for Going Railroading book, undated Photographs and negatives for Going Railroading book, undated Photographs, negatives, and slides from Speas Collection for Going Railroading, undated Como area photos from the George Champion collection for Going Railroading, undated Photographs from John Dietz collection for Going Railroading, undated Photographs and correspondence re: Como from Mary Dyer, undated Photographs from R.A. Ronzio for Going Railroading, undated Negatives and correspondence related to Going Railroading, undated Slides: Wind River Reservation photographs, Dog Soldier Ledgerbooks, Edward Curtis photographs, research photos for Goin’ Railroading, Chief Left Hand research, Arapaho research, undated AVBox 1: Cassette tapes: Goin’ Railroading speech, Margaret Coel, September 25, 1990 Enclosed lecture series flyer announcing the speech KYBG Peter Boyles Show, February 6, 1992 KNUS, Margaret Coel on Goin’ Railroading, July 27, 1994 Conversations with Wendy Wham, Margaret Coel on Goin’ Railroading, July 27, 1994 Margaret Coel at Tattered Cover, May 9, 1995 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference, “Researching and Writing About Native Americans,” Margaret Coel, 1995 Wisconsin Public Radio, Packard Show, July 31, 1995 Murder Out West, April 30, 1995 Eagle Catcher (2 cassettes), August 02, 1996 Wyoming Writers, Inc. “Selling Your Novel After It’s Published,” Margaret Coel, 2000 Wyoming Writers, Inc. “Writing About Other Cultures,” Margaret Coel, 2000 Wyoming Writers, Inc. “Writing and Selling the Mystery Novel,” Margaret Coel, 2000 Pike’s Peak Writer’s Conference, “Plotting Your Novel,” Margaret Coel, 2003 “Write on 4 Corners,” KSJE (Farmington, NM), Margaret Coel, March 15, 2006 Native Characters panel, undated “The Real Clues to the Mystery Novel,” Margaret Coel, undated Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, “Evil Under the Sun,” undated “Margaret Speas” (2 cassettes), include enclosures with the first line of the tape that had been cut in transfer) Boreas Pass Highline Railroad and Mining History Self-Guided Driving Tour, “Iron Rails and Iron Men: The Story of the Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad. 1882-1937” VHS tapes: Walt Disney’s “Bambi,” Arapaho Language Version, undated Father Jerome Zummach SJ “Mission Memories, 1955 to 1965, St. Stephans, WY” The Golden Stories of Breckenridge, “The High Line,” July 2003 DVDs & CD-Rs “Write on 4 Corners,” KSJE (Farmington, NM), Margaret Coel, July 2, 2008 “Criminal Calendar,” Margaret Coel, September 2008 “Write on 4 Corners,” KSJE (Farmington, NM), Margaret Coel, May 6, 2009 Ring Lake Ranch photographs, July 9-15, 2010 “Off the Page: One Book, One Broomfield,” Margaret Coel’s Blood Memory, Chief Left Hand, December 2014 “Watching Eagles Soar,” Margaret Coel, undated Added to OVFF1 Tony Hillerman’s Landscape poster, signed by Don Strel, photographer, and Tony Hillerman, undated 2 small cloth banners from Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia Rotary International District 979 and the Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia Returned Serviceman’s Club OVBox 1: 3.5" floppy discs: short stories, story synopses, articles, correspondence, biographies, marketing material, speech texts