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Pickett (Rex) Papers
MSS 0750  
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Description
The papers of Rex Pickett, American novelist, screenwriter, film maker and playwright best known for his novel Sideways and his play based on the novel. The papers document Pickett's childhood through his writing career to date. The bulk of the papers cover the period of the 1970s through 2013 and include biographical materials, correspondence, journals, manuscript and typescript drafts of his novels, screenplays, and other writings, as well as photographic material and media.
Background
Rex Michael Pickett was born on July 9, 1952 at Castle Air Force Base in Merced County, California. Rex, the second of three boys to Major Russell Raymond Pickett and Mrs. Anna Marie (Kuchta) Pickett, attended grade school through high school in San Diego, graduating from Clairemont High in 1970. Pickett describes the first time he realized his potential as a writer was with a poem he wrote for his high school annual poking fun at the principal which garnered some attention, "And I thought, hmm, the power of words."
Extent
24.6 Linear feet (38 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, 7 card file/media boxes, 11 film reels, and 1 records box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Materials in Series 5, MEDIA AND RECORDINGS, including film reels are restricted.