“Mailer Archives in Texas.” Article-interview by Jim Vertuno. AP wire story, early May. Mailer said that he might have been a blogger if there had been an Internet in the 1950s. He also stated that one reason he sold his papers to Texas was that he served with a Texas outfit during WWII. See 05.3–05.5, 05.9, 05.12, 05.13.
“Mailer’s Vast Archives to Be Housed in Texas.” Article-interview by Lianne Hart. Los Angeles Times, 1 May. Thomas Staley, director of the Harry Ransom Center, described the Mailer papers as “the Platonic conception of what an archive should be.” Mailer said he decided to sell his papers to the Ransom Center because it was “the greatest collection of literary archives to be found in America.” See 05.3, 05.4, 05.6, 05.9, 05.12, 05.13.
“Mailer’s Miscellany.” Article-interview by Douglas Brinkley. New York Times, 26 April 2005, E1, E7. Mailer answers question about the sale of his papers to the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas-Austin. See Mailer’s archivists, J. Michael Lennon, and Robert F. Lucid add details about the scope and contents of the archive. See 05.4–05.6, 05.9, 05.12, 05.13.
“Mailer v. Mailer: Norman Mailer Talks with His Son, John Buffalo Mailer, about the Sport of Boxing.” Stop Smiling, no. 20, 15 April 38-43, 91. Mailer’s longest discussion of boxing in an interview. Rpt: (partial), 06.2.
“One Idea.” Parade, 23 January, 4-6. A plea for children to be encouraged more, and that television commercials be banned. Mailer is pictured on the cover with his granddaughter Natasha Lancaster.
“America and Its War with the Invisible Kingdom of Satan.” Sunday Times (London), 23 January 2005 (subscription required). Brief essay on the narratives offered by the Bush administration to explain “why we were so obviously hell-bent for war.” Reprint.