Written by
Armstrong, William H., American, 1911 - 1999
Illustrated by
Barkley, James, American
Published by
Harper & Row, American, 1962 - 1990
Owned by
Elder III, Lonne, American, 1927 - 1996
Subject of
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927
Radnitz/Mattel Productions, founded 1970
ink on paper, metal, graphite
H x W x D: 8 1/2 × 5 3/4 × 3/4 in. (21.6 × 14.6 × 1.9 cm)
A hardcover copy of the novel “Sounder” owned by Lonne Elder, III. The novel is grey with a black spine. Text on the spine is silver and reads “ARMSTRONG,” “SOUNDER,” and “HARPER & ROW.” The front endpaper has a graphite and ink inscription that reads “Robt. Radnitz. Mattel / WRITER-SCREEN / ADAPTOR / LONNE ELDER, III / OFF. 763-8411 EXT 1325-6 / HOME 464-1861 / IF LOST PLEASE RETURN / TO LONNE ELDER, III / BOB RADNITZ PRODUCTIONS / CBS-STUDIO CENTER / STUDIO CITY, CALIF.” The book has 118 pages with several black and white illustrations. The book has handwritten notes and annotations in graphite throughout the novel. Eighteen (18) paperclips hold portions of the text block together.
Place used
Studio City, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
hardcover books
Hollywood (Film)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Lonne Elder III Estate
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© William H. Armstrong. Permission required for use.

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