Under Western Skies: Ernest Haycox and the West in Fiction and Film
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Leone, John. Original cover illustration for the Dell Publishing Company edition of Trail Town, 1941. Ernest Haycox Memorial Library (1434K)

Haycox, Ernest. Trail Town. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1941. Ernest Haycox Memorial Library (225K)

The Haycox family in the early 1940s. Left to right: son Ernest, Jr., daughter Mary Ann, and Jill and Ernest Haycox. On loan from Ernest Haycox, Jr. (229K)

Ernest Haycox at the height of his career in the late 1940s. On loan from Ernest Haycox, Jr. (191K)

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Letter from Ernest Haycox to W.F.G. Thacher, Haycox's most influential teacher at the University of Oregon who became a good friend. July 21, 1939. Ernest Haycox Papers, A 47

"Quality slick and pulp. To me the quality group has more of a formula than you indicate. Its formula is the formula of formlessness—of 'significance.'"

"Illustrations, incidentally, and much to the wounding of a writer's ego—play a more important part in attracting a reader's eye than a title or a name. Excepting very big names."

Boldero, S.R. Original watercolor illustration for the Transworld Publishers edition of The Wild Bunch, 1956. Ernest Haycox Memorial Library (1131K)

Haycox, Ernest. The Wild Bunch. London: Transworld Publishers (Corgi Books), 1956. Ernest Haycox Memorial Library (297K)

Ernest Haycox and Ernest Haycox, Jr. on a trip in the Wallowa Mountains, ca. 1948. On loan from Ernest Haycox, Jr. (141K)


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Haycox, Ernest. Letter to W.F.G. Thacher ("Goodwin"), July 31, 1944. Ernest Haycox Papers, A 47

"I realize that many writers dislike criticism even when they assert they welcome it. We are a pretty tender breed in that regard. Even so, in a profession which is a kind of trackless desert, criticism furnishes the only real indication of the manner of a writers traveling."

Haycox at home, 1941. On loan from Ernest Haycox, Jr. (236K)

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