September 11, 2023 — January 19, 2024
Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas
Weatherby Gallery, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
Over storied decades working in publishing, renowned magazine editor Terry McDonell amassed an archive that documents a life in writing. McDonell’s substantial contributions helped shape the “golden age” of American magazine publishing, include his editorial leadership of Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated. He has worked closely with writers including Hunter S. Thompson, novelist James Salter, poet Jim Harrison, satirist P. J. O’Rourke, and sports writer and Paris Review editor George Plimpton, among many others. The exhibition includes selections from McDonell’s papers, now part of the Briscoe Center’s holdings, and sheds light on the inner workings of the publishing business, important American authors, and McDonell’s own accomplished array of written work.