Welcome to the Chuck Jones
Center for Creativity!
The Smithsonian is having a competition for the one item that says "Smithsonian" like no other. Included as part of the *Culture* category is Chuck Jones's Wile E. Coyote. Now, we can't think of anything more iconic, more American, more unique, more popular than Wile E. Coyote! It's pure "Genius" is what it is! Follow this link to vote today, tomorrow, until the final vote is counted! We thank you for your vote.
Sept. 22, 1952…Monday morning
At work, by Joe, at 8:15 and awake, too. An amazing thing. My co-workers look a little shocked, why? We spent Saturday night and Sunday day with [friends], so we had little chance to get lonely for you. Good thing, too. You must be a pretty big girl because you leave a very large hole in our household.
Throughout his life, Chuck Jones wrote letters to friends, family, heroes and fools. Many of his letters were typed (with three or four fingers) on a manual typewriter, and a carbon copy stayed in his files.
In the fall of 1952, at the age of 15, I departed for boarding school in Arizona and started receiving weekly letters from my father.