WCFTR holdings include audiovisual and manuscript collections. Researchers can not only view films, but in many instances they also can utilize original documents created by the studios or creative personnel behind the productions.

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All Collections

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AuthorTitleSizeSummaryCategoryCatalog Link
Almi Cinema 5 Films Collection, 1967-1986.25 16mm film prints

A collection of features formerly distributed by Almi Cinema 5 Films.

film collectionLink
Aquarius Releasing Collection, 1969-198125 35mm film prints

Titles distributed by Aquarius Releasing.

film collectionLink
Cartoons, 1931-1957597 films

300 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons from 1926 to 1949

film collectionLink
Columbia Pictures74 films

1928-1992. 74 titles in mostly 16mm format, but also 35mm and video

film collection and studio eraLink
David Shepard Collection185 16mm film prints

A collection of 16mm shorts and features collected by film preservationist David Shepard.

film collectionLink
Film Title File Photo Collection

contain stills, clippings, lobby cards, pressbooks, posters, and other promotional graphics from over 40,000 domestic and foreign motion picture titles dating from the 1890s to the present. All major U.S. studios are represented, with particularly comprehensive coverage of publicity for the films released by United Artists, MGM, Warner Brothers, Universal and Monogram studios from the 1920s to the 1950s.

photo collectionLink
General script collection, 1906-1999.4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes); plus
additions of 7.5 c.f.
manuscript collection and scriptsLink
Home Movie Collections

Various collections of home movies, ranging from films shot locally in Wisconsin to the movies of famous names from film and television.

film collectionLink
Madison Public Library Collection176 film prints

Titles from the former circulating film collection of the Madison Public Library. Includes educational films and some classic and foreign features.

MGM Films, 1927-198381 films

1927-1983; 81 titles in mostly 16mm format, but also 35mm and video

film collection and studio eraLink
Monogram Films, 1931-1946377 film reels

Feature films produced by Monogram Pictures Corporation

film collection and studio eraLink
Name File Photo Collection

The Personal Name collections are made up of publicity and personal photographs,clipping files, and other personal ephemera related to more than 14,000 individual motion picture, television, and theater performers, as well as a limited number of producers, directors, writers, and studio executives.

photo collectionLink
New Yorker Films Collection68 16mm film prints

A collection of features distributed by New Yorker Films.

film collectionLink
Paramount Pictures Films, 1927-197460 films

1927-1974; 60 titles in mostly 16mm format, but also 35mm and video

film collection and studio eraLink
Poster Collection

Movie poster advertisements from all genres and eras of filmmaking.

poster collectionLink
RKO Films, 1929-19551627 film reels

Feature films produced by RKO

film collection and studio eraLink
Rzhevsky Collection of Soviet Films, 1925-1982.270 films

The bulk of the collection is made up of feature-length narrative films from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s and also contains about 100 non-fiction titles, ranging from newsreels and travelogues to full-length documentaries.

film collectionLink
Shutkin playbill collection.4.0 c.f.

Collection of playbills, 1890-1980’s, mostly from New York productions but including a few from Chicago and Milwaukee. There is also one playbill from England dating about 1898.

manuscript collection and theaterLink
Sony/Tri-Star173 film reels

52 films produced by Tri-Star Pictures and Columbia Pictures from 1978-1991

film collectionLink
TECO Collection of Taiwanese Films, 1971-1995260 film reels

121 Taiwanese feature films on 16mm from 1971-1995 in Mandarin, all with English & Cantonese subtitles

film collectionLink
Theater Title File Collection

The Theater Title collections are home to a wealth of pictorial documentation (includingpublicity photographs, playbills, posters and clippings) of the American stage from the 1860s to the present. More than 2,888 plays are represented in productions of all scales, from the local repertory stage to Broadway.

photo collectionLink

Movie trailers from various collections within the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research’s holdings. See archivist for a list of titles, which is forthcoming as an electronic finding aid

film collectionLink
TV Title File Collection

stills and other ephemera for more than 1,700 American television productions. The bulk of the collection documents programming from the pre-videotape era, which spanned the first two decades of television production from the late 1940s through the early 1960s.

photo collectionLink
Twentieth Century Fox Films, 1936-197965 films

1936-1979; 65 titles in mostly 16mm format, but also 35mm and video

film collection and studio eraLink
Universal Studios Films, 1919-198265 films

1919-1982; 65 titles in mostly 16mm and some 35mm

film collection and studio eraLink
Vitaphone shorts films, 1926-19491460 films & 2 videodiscs (DVD) viewing copy

Short films featuring vaudevillians, bands, opera singers, comedians, and other performers.

film collectionLink
Warner Brothers Films, 1918-19502064 film reels

Feature films produced by Warner Brothers. Also included are films produced by First National which later merged with Warner Brothers

film collection and studio eraLink
ZIV-TV Films, 1948-1962.3500 shows

Shows produced by Ziv Television, the most successful producer of action/adventure programming filmed for first run syndication from 1948-1962. The Ziv library includes viewing copies and printing elements for every episode of Boston Blackie, I Led Three Lives, Highway Patrol, Sea Hunt, Bat Masterson, and thirty-two other series.

film collection and televisionLink
Abbott, Charlie, 1904-1979.Papers, 1930-1960.1.7 c.f.,
1 poster,
1 disc recording, and
1 tape recording.

Miscellaneous papers of a vaudeville comedian, actor, and musician, including sheet music and orchestrations, scripts, and photographs.

mixed collection and theaterLink
Actors Studio (New York, N.Y.)Actors Studio, New York, N.Y., recordings [sound recording], 1956-1969.406 tape recordings.

Tape recordings of plays, improvisations, monologues, and exercises by the New York theater workshop founded in 1947 by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford, and Robert Lewis. Among the featured actors are Richard Beymer, Bruce Dern, Keir Dullea, Jane Fonda, Anne Jackson, Ron Liebman, Viveca Lindfors, Jack Lord, Steve McQueen, Zero Mostel, Paul Newman, Julie Newmar, Patricia Neal, Al Pacino, Geraldine Page, Estelle Parsons, George Peppard, Maureen Stapleton, Rip Torn, Ralph Waite, Eli Wallach, Gene Wilder, and Shelley Winters. Also recorded are discussions and lectures by Lee Strasberg, Etienne Decroux, Cheryl Crawford, and the directors unit.

audio collection and theaterLink
Adato, Perry Miller.Perry Miller Adato papers, 1940-1974.0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes),
228 cans of film, and
3 tape recordings.

Papers of Perry Miller Adato, a female producer-director of television documentaries for NET and WNET. Included are outtakes, dailies, soundtracks, and shot lists from Dylan Thomas, the World I Breathe (1968), which won an Emmy Award; Eames at MOMA (1973), The 40’s: The Great Radio Comedians (1972), and other titles by Adato or with which she was associated. For Radio Comedians there are progressive script drafts and transcripts of interviews with Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, George Burns, Bing Crosby, Jim Jordan, and Arch Oboler.

documentary, mixed collection, and televisionLink
Alberg, Mildred Freed.Papers, 1951-1985.8.4 c.f. and
271 photographs.

Papers of Mildred Alberg Freed (1917-2002), a film and television producer, documenting the involvement of her production company Milberg Enterprises in, among other things, the television series “Hallmark Hall of Fame (1955-1959) and “Our American Heritage” (1960-1962); the individual television dramas “Jacob and Joseph” (1973) and “The Story of David” (1976); the theatrical motion picture “Hot Millions” (MGM, 1968); and the stage play “Little Moon of Alban” (1961). Materials include contracts, script files and correspondence, production records, news clippings, and photographs. Collaborators include Norman Corwin, James Costigan, Maurice Evans, Ernest Kinoy, and Ira Wallach.

mixed collection, producer, and televisionLink
Alda, Alan, 1936- .Alan Alda papers, undated.0.3 c.f.

Materials from the television series M*A*S*H.

actor, manuscript collection, and televisionLink
Alex Rose Productions.Records, 1984-1986.0.6 c.f. and
9 film reels.

Papers concerning films of Alex Rose Productions, Inc. Alexandra Rose and Tamara Asseyev co-produced some of the films. Scripts, 1984-1986, of the movies “Norma Rae,” “Big Wednesday,” “Nothing in Common” (4), “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “Drive-In,” and “Rock Star”. 35mm print of “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and 16mm print of “Drive-In.”

film, mixed collection, and producerLink
Altman, Robert, 1925-2006.Robert Altman papers, 1969-1972.1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)

Papers of Robert Altman (1925-2006), a well-known writer, producer, and director of motion pictures, consisting of files on five films released from 1970 to 1973: Brewster McCloud (MGM, 1970), Images (Columbia, 1972), The Long Goodbye (UA, 1973), McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Warner Bros., 1971), and M*A*S*H (20th Century-Fox, 1970). Present in varying quantities for these films are scripts, correspondence, production schedules and reports, and promotional material. One folder of general correspondence concerns script ideas and speaking engagements.

director, film, manuscript collection, and screenwriterLink
American Association of Community Theatre.Records, 1960-2008.4.0 c.f. (9 archives boxes and 1 flat box); plus
additions of 12.1 c.f. and
100 photographs.

Records of the American Community Theatre Association, founded in 1958 to aid the growth and development of community theater, and re-named the American Association of Community Theatre in 1986.

mixed collection and theaterLink
American Players Theatre (Spring Green, Wis.)Records, 1977-1999.7.7 c.f. and
39 tape recordings.

Records of a professional, classical theater company founded in the late 1970s. The collection includes background research material; variations of scripts for various productions; publicity, marketing, and fundraising materials; playbills; production design materials; financial records; newsletters; materials relating to the company’s educational program; and tape recordings of readings, lectures, and rehearsals for a production of “Ivanov.”

mixed collection and theaterLink
Atkinson, Dennis.Collected papers, 1930-1970.0.4 c.f.

License agreements and clippings collected by Atkinson, a small town theater owner and movie collector. Also includes over 200 film prints collected by Atkinson.

film, film collector, and mixed collectionLink
Babb, Kroger.Kroger Babb papers, undated.0.2 c.f.

Writings of Hollywood promotor Kroger Babb.

film and manuscript collectionLink
Barasch, Norman.Norman Barasch and Carroll Moore papers, 1957-1968.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Papers of two playwrights who have collaborated on productions for television, motion pictures, and the stage. Included are multiple drafts of three plays, Make a Million (1958), Send Me No Flowers (1960), and Waltz Me Around Again (1968); a story outline for the film That Funny Feeling (Universal, 1965); sketches performed by Carol Burnett on the Garry Moore Show (CBS); scripts for ten episodes of the Danny Kaye Show (CBS); and biographical notes on Moore.

manuscript collection, playwright, screenwriter, television, and theaterLink
Barratt, Watson, 1884-1962.Papers, 1915-1961.1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and
3 reels of microfilm (35mm); plus
additions of 3.0 c.f.

Papers of Watson Barratt, an artist and theatrical set designer, consisting of reviews, playbills, and scripts of plays for which Barratt designed the sets. Biographical clippings refer not only to Barratt’s career, but also to that of his wife, writer Louise Rand Bascom Barratt.

mixed collection and theaterLink
Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973.S.N. Behrman papers, 1911, 1924-1962.10.8 c.f. (27 archives boxes) and
1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)

Papers of S. N. Behrman, a writer noted for his sophisticated comedy for the stage and motion pictures. Illustrating Behrman’s writing techniques are detailed notes, drafts, and revisions of more than thirty plays, screenplays, and adaptations. Among the plays he wrote or adapted are Amphitryon 38, (1937) Biography (1932), The Cold Wind and the Warm (1958), End of Summer (1935), Fanny (1954), Jacobowsky and the Colonel (1944), Jane (1952), No Time for Comedy (1939), The Pirate (1942), Rain from Heaven (1934), and The Second Man (1927); screenplays represented include Bonjour Tristesse (Columbia, 1958), Ninotchka (MGM, 1939), and Waterloo Bridge (MGM, 1940). In addition to script materials for some titles there are clippings, playbills, correspondence, and other related information.

film, mixed collection, playwright, radio, screenwriter, and theaterLink
Bellamy, Earl.Papers, 1970-1971.0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Papers of Earl Bellamy (1917-2003), a television producer-director, consisting of scripts and some shooting schedules for three series: Medical Center (CBS), The Partridge Family (ABC), and To Rome With Love (CBS).

director, manuscript collection, producer, and televisionLink
Bellamy, Ralph, 1904-1991.Ralph Bellamy papers, 1924-1988.2.2 c.f. (5 archives boxes),
1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and
1 film.

Papers of Ralph Bellamy (1904-1991), a noted actor whose career has spanned more than five decades and encompasses all major areas of entertainment–theater, motion pictures, radio, television, and writing. Documentation of Bellamy’s theatrical work is especially rich, although all aspects of his career are covered. Included in the collection are biographical materials, an oral history interview transcript, awards and certificates, newspaper clippings and reviews, correspondence, and transcripts of Bellamy’s congressional testimony concerning income tax averaging. Within the production files are programs from productions of the Ralph Bellamy Players (Des Moines, Iowa, 1926-1928); several programs, scripts, and other papers regarding plays, motion pictures, and television mini-series; and extensive information concerning Bellamy’s portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in “Sunrise at Campobello” (theater, 1958-1960; film, 1960). Also in the collection are drafts, typescripts, and a printed copy of Bellamy’s memoirs, “When the Smoke Hit the Fan” (Doubleday, 1979).

actor, film, radio, television, and theaterLink
Benjamin, Burton.Papers, 1957-1985.8.8 c.f. (22 archives boxes); plus
additions of 4.6 c.f. and
368 videorecordings.

Papers of Burton Benjamin (1917-1988), a CBS vice-president and producer of news and documentaries, relating to his work on the award-winning CBS documentary series “The Twentieth Century,” 1957-1966, and other news projects. Production files contain research materials; scripts; transcripts and notes from interviews with Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Robert Dole, Patty Hearst, Eric Sevareid, and others; a transcript of CBS coverage of the assassination and funeral of John F. Kennedy; files on the 1980 presidential election, and other materials. General files contain publicity, distribution figures, press releases, memoranda between Benjamin and production staff, and seven and nine-year reports. Also included are several undated scripts for “Robert Montgomery Presents” (NBC) and “Schlitz Playhouse of Stars” (CBS). Scripts, research files, staff correspondence, papers on Yuri Andropov, and materials regarding the Nuclear Arms Debate. Memos, notes, scripts, and transcripts for “CBS Reports” for which Benjamin is the executive producer. Additions, 1968-1985, including biographies, scripts, memoranda, clippings, and a speech. These are mainly production files for: “Honor, Duty, and a War Called Vietnam”; “Terrorism: War In the Shadows”; “Hiroshima Plus 40 Years… and Still Counting”; and a CBS News Special “Justice Black & the Bill of Rights: 1968”; the text of a February, 1972, speech given at the University of Michigan; and a memo re CBS coverage of national political conventions in 1980. Video tapes of several CBS News series such as “The Twentieth Century” and “The Twenty-First Century” (1957-1969) and “World War I” (1964-1965); videos of miscellaneous CBS News Reports, 1960s to 1980s; miscellaneous video on the CBS/Westmoreland lawsuit; two notebooks of collected quotations of Benjamin’s on television and politics; and a copy of his book, “Fair Play.”

mixed collection, producer, television, and television documentaryLink
Berman, Pandro S., 1905-1996.Papers, 1932-1977.11.6 c.f. (29 archives boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Papers of Pandro Berman (1905-1996), a leading motion picture producer associated with RKO during the 1930’s and later with MGM. The collection is composed of extensive production files of correspondence, script drafts, reports and logs, and financial information for A Patch of Blue (1965) and two other films Berman produced between 1964 and 1970. Also included are scripts, clippings, and publicity for many of his earlier films, most notably Blackboard Jungle (1955), The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Butterfield 8 (1960), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Dragon Seed (1944), Father’s Little Dividend (1951), Father of the Bride (1950), and Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). Also included are Ivanhoe (1952), The Long, Long Trailer (1954), National Velvet (1944), Rio Rita (1941), Somewhere I’ll Find You (1942), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962), Tea and Sympathy (1956), and The Three Musketeers (1947). Seven boxes contain notes, correspondence, scripts, and negotiations for unproduced films. The remainder of the collection consists of clippings, miscellaneous personal and business correspondence, financial records, and promotional and biographical information.

film, manuscript collection, and producerLink
Bessie, Alvah Cecil, 1904- .Papers, 1929-1991.17.2 c.f. (42 archives boxes and 1 card box),
5 reels of microfilm (35mm),
6 tape recordings,
2 disc recordings,
6 reels of 35mm film, and
1 reel of 16mm film; plus
additions of 6.9 c.f.,
13 photographs, and
64 tape recordings.

Papers of Alvah Cecil Bessie (1904-1985), a novelist, screenwriter, literary and film critic, and one of the Hollywood Ten who was blacklisted for his refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The collection documents Bessie’s writing career; the impact of the blacklist on him; his recollections of his service with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a unit of the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War; and his continuing interest in similar issues and causes. Included are personal and professional correspondence; biographical information; recorded interviews; and a large section of draft and printed copies of writings in many genre. Among the writings represented are novels based on Bessie’s own experiences such as Bread and a Stone, Inquisition in Eden, Men in Battle, One for My Baby, and The Un-Americans; The Symbol, which was suggested by the life of Marilyn Monroe; scripts for Espana Otra Vez, Objective Burma, Ruthless, Smart Woman, The Very Thought of You, and numerous unproduced films; and numerous book and film reviews. Bessie’s correspondents include representatives of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the Limelighters, the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union, the Hungry i nightclub, the National Writers Union, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and the San Francisco Film Festival; foreign and American publishers and editors such as Curtis Brown Ltd., Chandler and Sharp, Holt Rinehart and Winston, and Seven Seas Books; and individuals such as Woody Allen, Herbert Aptheker, Ed Asner, James Aronson, Carlos Baker, Kaye Ballard, Angus Cameron, Jaime Camino, Morris Carnovsky, Lester Cole, Bette Davis, John Henry Faulk, Martha Gellhorn, Ralph Gleason, Lillian Hellman, Stefan Heym, Warren Hinckle, Paul Jarrico, Robert Kenny, Paul Krassner, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Maxim Lieber, Cyra MacFadden, Albert Maltz, Herbert Matthews, Arthur Miller, Clifford Odets, Vladimir Pozner, Carlos Rojas, Norman Rosten, George Seldes, Studs Terkel, Dalton Trumbo, and Jerry Wald.

blacklist, film, mixed collection, and screenwriterLink
Bessie, Dan.Papers, 1966-2006.9.2 c.f.,
136 photographs,
106 negatives,
257 transparencies,
8 tape recordings,
47 reels of film (16mm), and
92 videorecordings.

Papers of Dan Bessie (1932- ), a writer and filmmaker, consisting of correspondence, film scripts and outlines, book manuscripts and proofs, storyboards and artwork, films, and photographs, documenting films and books made or written by Mr. Bessie alone or in collaboration. Many of the projects involve his father, Alvah Bessie, either as collaborator or as subject. The largest single group of materials relates to the film “Hard Traveling.” Additions, 1971-2000, scripts, storyboards and production proposals for films and books by Dan Bessie, including script drafts, publicity materials, notes and photographs for the film “Hard Traveling.” Also includes scripts for unproduced works. Additions, 1969-2006, consisting of a few personal papers; drafts, proofs and correspondence relating to the books Rare Birds (2000) and Reeling through Hollywood (2006); script, production, distribution and exhibition files relating to films written, produced, and directed by Dan Bessie, especially Hard Traveling (1985), Turnabout (1992), and Nobody’s Boy (unproduced); similar materials relating to stage plays and television programs and series. Film, video, and sound consists of viewing prints and videocassettes of Dan Bessie’s films and elements relating principally to Turnabout. Additions, 1977-1995, consisting of three programs for events organized by Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, outline for a book on Ring Lardner and his children, proposal and draft script (with Anna Vracin) for the educational film Hokusai, and correspondence and outlines for a film adaptation of “The House with a Clock in its Walls.”

director, film, industrial, and mixed collectionLink
Binyon, Claude, 1905-1978.Papers, 1932-1963.5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes)

Papers of Claude Binyon (1905-1978), a journalist and motion picture writer-director, chiefly relating to films he wrote for Paramount during the 1930’s and later for other studios. Scripts and drafts, notes, production information, music and lyrics, and clippings present in varying completeness relate to films such as The Bride Comes Home (Paramount, 1935), Holiday Inn (Paramount, 1942), I Met Him in Paris (Paramount, 1937), Incendiary Blond (Paramount, 1945), North to Alaska (20th Century-Fox, 1958), Pepe (Col., 1961), and Rally Round the Flag, Boys (20th Century-Fox, 1958). Smaller files contain material on unproduced motion pictures, scripts and agreements for five teleplays, and scripts and related material for four stage plays. Subject files contain correspondence, studio contracts, clippings, two early scrapbooks, and materials on Army-Navy Screen Magazine and the Screen Writers Guild.

director, film, and manuscript collectionLink
Blair, Harry N., 1902-1949.Scrapbook, ca. 1927-1942.1 reel of microfilm (35mm)

Scrapbook of articles written by a film critic and studio publicist. The articles relate to the motion picture industry in general, the lives of individual stars, and contract arrangements between the studios and their actors.

film and microfilm collectionLink
Blitzstein, Marc.Marc Blitzstein papers, 1918-2004.40.0 c.f. (113 boxes),
71 reels of microfilm (35 mm),
23 tape recordings, and
114 disc recordings; plus
additions of 0.5 c.f.,
7 disc recordings, and

Personal and professional papers of Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), a talented and innovative composer, lyricist, and librettist, best known for his concern with making his work socially as well as artistically significant. The collection provides particularly interesting documentation of the creative process of composition and of Blitzstein’s efforts to reconcile the political, psychological, and musical aspects of composition. Blitzstein was most famous for his operas “The Cradle Will Rock,” a controversial work produced for the Federal Theatre Project in 1937, “Regina” (1949), “Reuben, Reuben” (1955), and “Juno” (1959); his motion picture score for “Native Land” (Frontier Films, 1942); “The Airborne Symphony” (1946); and his very successful adaptation of “The Threepenny Opera” (1954). The collection is comprised chiefly of scores and scripts, with related correspondence, research material, and clippings, pertaining to Blitzstein’s work in motion pictures, opera, ballet, theater, and symphonic orchestra. Also included are personal papers such as correspondence, contracts, notebooks, and journals concerning his travels, writings and lecture materials, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia. Among the prominent correspondents are Eric Bentley, Leonard Bernstein, Nadia Boulanger, Bertolt Brecht, Cheryl Crawford, Gian-Carlo Menotti, Billy Rose, Victor deSabata, Alexander Siloti, and Deems Taylor. Papers of Blitzstein’s wife, Eva Goldbeck (1901-1936), including many personal letters, journals, and unpublished writings, are also present. There are tape and disc recordings of performances or excerpts of many of Blitzstein’s works, including “The Airborne Symphony” (complete 1946 recordings of its world premiere performance by the New York Symphony Orchestra, and by the NBC Symphony Orchestra for “General Motors’ Symphony of the Air”), “The Cradle Will Rock,” “Freedom Morning,” “I’ve Got the Tune,” “Juno,” “Mother Courage,” “Native Land,” “No for an Answer,” “Reuben, Reuben,” “Regina,” “This Is the Garden,” and “Valley Town.” Also on tape are interviews with Blitzstein, July 29, 1943, and with opera singer Lina Abarbanell.

composer, film, mixed collection, and theaterLink
Bloomgarden, Kermit, 1904-1976.Kermit Bloomgarden papers, 1938-1977.63.8 c.f. (53 record center cartons, 7 archives boxes, 6 oversize boxes, and 3 index boxes),
4 reels of microfilm (35 mm),
21 tape recordings,
1 disc recording, and
2 film reels.

Papers of Kermit Bloomgarden, a producer of many award-winning Broadway plays and musicals. Although the amount and type of documentation present varies for each play, the collection includes correspondence, scripts, promotion and reviews, and various kinds of production files. For several titles there are floor plans, elevations, drawings and sketches, costume materials, light plots, property and furniture plots, and prompt books. In addition, legal and business aspects of production are extensively documented by financial statements, budgets, contracts and agreements, tax forms, and royalty statements. Among the productions treated are “Another Part of the Forest” (1946), “The Autumn Garden” (1951), “The Children’s Hour” (1952), “Command Decision” (1947), “The Crucible” (1953), “Death of a Salesman” (1949), “Deep Are the Roots” (1945), “The Diary of Anne Frank” (1955), “Equus” (1974), “Hot L Baltimore” (1973), “The Lark” (1955), “Look Homeward, Angel” (1957), “The Most Happy Fella” (1956), “The Music Man” (1957), “The Shrike” (1952), and “Toys in the Attic” (1960). Prominent correspondents in the files include Jean Anouilh, Leonard Bernstein, Melvyn Douglas, Ketti Frings, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Julie Harris, Rex Harrison, Lillian Hellman, George Roy Hill, Garson Kanin, Joshua Logan, and Anthony Perkins. Also present are correspondence, reports, and scripts for plays which Bloomgarden only considered for production, many of which were written by noteworthy playwrights. Personal papers and general business records document Bloomgarden’s investments and finances, his work with various theatrical and other organizations, the Kergan Corporation, and Kermit Bloomgarden Productions, Inc. Correspondence with Melina Mercouri, Arthur Miller, and John and Marguerite Sanford is also included.

mixed collection and theaterLink
Blum, Daniel C.Papers, ca. 1860-1965.55 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Scrapbooks kept by Daniel Blum, theatrical producer and publisher of Theatre World (1944-1965), Screen World (1950-1965), and Opera World (1952-1954). These microfilmed scrapbooks contain playbills, reviews, clippings, and obituaries of famous actors, actresses, and film and theater personalities. A small group of the scrapbooks concerns athletes, and another group contains “Autograms,” stars’ answers to a few short questions posed by Blum. Most of the theatrical performances documented were for legitimate theater performances in New York City, though other cities are represented as are some revues and vaudeville productions.

microfilm collection and theaterLink
Boleslavsky, Richard, 1889-1937.Richard Boleslavsky papers, undated.4.0 c.f.

Business and personal papers of film director Richard Boleslavsky. Correspondence, scripts, legal documents, research materials for films,

diary, address book, books he authored, photos, drawings, reviews, and

film. 4.0 c.f.

film, manuscript collection, and studio systemLink
Bordwell, David.Bordwell Empire Theater Film Collection80 35mm film prints

A collection of Hong Kong films donated by film historian, former WCFTR director and University of Wisconsin Professor David Bordwell.

film collectionLink
Boretz, Alvin.Alvin Boretz papers, 1942-1998.5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes); plus
additions of 17.2 c.f.,
2 tape recordings, and
8 photographs.

Papers of Alvin Boretz (1919-), a writer of dramatic series, specials, and quiz programs for radio and television. Documentation present includes scripts and drafts for radio series such as Big Town (CBS) and for television programs such as Armstrong Circle Theatre (CBS and NBC), Big Story (NBC), Kraft Television Theatre (NBC), Martin Kane: Private Eye (NBC), and Treasury Men in Action (NBC). Some of the television files contain related correspondence and notes. Also included are six scripts prepared for the Voice of America in 1949.

5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes); plus additions of 17.2 c.f., 2 tape recordings, and 8 photographs.

mixed collection, radio, and televisionLink
Bright, John.John Bright writings, circa late 1940s-early 1950s.0.2 c.f.

A screenplay for “The Charmer” (an unproduced film) and the manuscript of an unpublished novel, “The Paper World,” both by John Bright (1908-1989), a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter active in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

blacklist, film, manuscript collection, and screenwriterLink
Caesar, Irving, 1895-1996.Papers, 1905-1972.1.2 c.f. (4 archives boxes) and
6 disc recordings.

Photocopied papers of Irving Caesar (1895-1996), a lyricist and composer of popular songs and Broadway musicals and a pacifist. The majority of the collection relates to Caesar’s early career and his social concerns. Songs, 1937-c. 1970, include lyrics satirizing the military-industrial complex; songbooks and recordings of compositions for children about safety, friendship, and the United Nations; and sheet music for the Pledge of Allegiance. Correspondence includes exchanges with George Gershwin, Aldous Huxley, Lyndon B. Johnson, George Seldes, I. F. Stone, Lyle Stuart, Upton Sinclair, William English Walling, and Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Writings include an early journal; articles on the Cold War for the New York “Independent”; speeches; and papers regarding his Peace by Wireless plan. Also included are an undated autobiography, an article about song writing, and a transcript of an

oral history interview, 1971, for the William E. Wiener Oral History Library of the American Jewish Committee.

mixed collection, music, and theaterLink
Cantor, Arthur, 1920- .Papers, 1951-1965.14.0 c.f. (34 archives boxes, 1 flat box) and
7 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Papers of Arthur Cantor (1920-2001), a theatrical producer and press representative, consisting of photographs, scripts, and press releases.

Included is material on television programs which Cantor promoted including “Armstrong Circle Theatre” (CBS and NBC) and various programs sponsored by Aluminum Company of America (the Alcoa portion of “Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre,” NBC; “One Step Beyond,” ABC; and “Alcoa Premier,” ABC).

There are also files of photographs and releases on plays produced by Cantor, some in association with Fred Coe, including “All the Way Home” (1960), “Gideon” (1961), “The Tenth Man” (1959), and “A Thousand Clowns” (1962). Similar files exist for other Broadway productions which Cantor publicized including “Auntie Mame” (1956), “The Autumn Garden”

(1951), “The Complaisant Lover” (1961), “The Lark” (1955), “Man of La Mancha” (1965), “The Miracle Worker” (1959), “The Music Man” (1957), “Toys in the Attic” (1960), and “Two for the Seesaw” (1958).

mixed collection, producer, television, and theaterLink
Caspary, Vera, 1904-1987.Papers, 1929-1984.12.0 c.f. (29 archives boxes, 2 cartons, and 1 package) and
1 reel of microfilm (35mm); plus
additions of 1.1 c.f. and
2 reels of microfilm (35mm).

Papers of a novelist, playwright, and writer of motion picture screenplays. Much of the collection consists of progressive drafts of her novels “A Chosen Sparrow” (1964), “The Man Who Loved His Wife” (1966), and “The Rosecrest Cell” (1968). Motion picture files include scripts and revisions, story ideas sold to studios, clippings, printed matter, and photographs for such films as “Laura” (20th Century-Fox, 1944), “Les Girls” (MGM, 1957), and “Letter to Three Wives” (20th Century-Fox, 1948). Writing for other media is less well represented but there are two television pilots; several short stories; and drafts of “Geraniums in My Window” (1934), a play written with Samuel B. Ornitz; “The Husband” (1957); and “Wedding in Paris” (1954). Two boxes of correspondence contain exchanges with studio executives and literary agents and include some contracts.

film, mixed collection, screenwriter, and theaterLink
Cates, Gilbert, 1934-2011.Gilbert Cates papers, 1954-1982.34.4 c.f. (76 archives boxes),
30 reels of film,
1 videorecording,
2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and
85 tape recordings; plus
additions of 1.0 c.f. and
1 tape recording.

Papers of a producer-director who works in motion pictures, theater, and television. Present in varying quantities are diverse materials on production, distribution, promotion, and financing such as scripts, correspondence, fan mail, set designs, financial reports, and films. Motion picture files include material on an award-winning short subject, and on the feature-length films “I Never Sang for My Father” (Col., 1970), “Oh God, Book II” (Warner Bros., 1980), “Rings Around the World” (Col., 1966), and others. Television files include material on quiz shows, pilots, specials, and series. Most notable are the holdings on “After the Fall” (NBC), “Camouflage” (ABC), “Electric Showcase” (ABC), “Picture This” (CBS), and “To All My Friends on Shore” (CBS). Other files of scripts and correspondence pertain to Broadway productions including “I Never Sang for My Father” (1968), “You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running” (1967), and other less successful productions.

director, film, producer, television, and theaterLink
Charly, Irmgard.Papers, circa 1890, 1904-1909, 1980-1981.0.1 c.f. and
18 photographs.

Forms part of the Playbill Collection.

Chase, Doris, 1923- .Papers, 1970-1994.4.4 c.f.,
48 reels of film,
1 poster, and
16 photographs.

Film, video, and paper materials documenting the life and work of artist Doris Chase.

director, experimental, female artist, film, and mixed collectionLink
Chatterton, Robert W.Film chats, 1967-1981.0.2 c.f. (1 archives box),
55 films, and
10 tape recordings.

Programs on motion picture history presented by a California film historian, consisting of excerpts from original motion pictures (1900-1978), background organ music to accompany silent film, brief program notes, and publicity. For one talk on Laurel and Hardy there is also a recorded version of Chatterton’s commentary.

film, mixed collection, and silent filmLink
Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981.Papers, 1937-1972.6.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes)

Papers of Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), a writer for stage, screen, radio, and television, whose work during the “Golden Age of TV Drama” led to a career as an Oscar-winning writer of motion pictures. Consisting of scripts, revisions, notes, clippings, and reviews, the collection includes some titles produced in more than one media. Most notable are Bachelor Party and Marty –both originally presented on NBC’s Philco-Goodyear Playhouse and both subsequently made into motion pictures (UA, 1957 and 1955 respectively), which Chayefsky also produced. The Middle of the Night, another teleplay, was adapted for the stage (1956) as well as for the screen (Col., 1959).

Other screenplays treated include The Americanization of Emily (MGM, 1964), The Catered Affair (MGM, 1964), The Cincinnati Kid (MGM, 1956), The Goddess (Col., 1958), and The Hospital (UA, 1971); other stage plays

include Gideon (1961), The Passion of Josef D. (1964), and The Tenth Man (1959). The remainder of the collection consits of unproduced works, several radio plays, early writings, general correspondence, and biographical information.

manuscript collection, screenwriter, television, and theaterLink
Choate, Edward, 1908-1975.Papers, 1923-1973.4.2 c.f. (11 archives boxes),
2 reels of microfilm, and
3 tape recordings.

Papers of a theatrical producer and theater manager. Scripts, correspondence, contracts, and financial records of plays produced or considered for production form the largest portion of the collection.

Of these, files on “Decision” (1944), “Juno and the Paycock” (1940), “Kindred” (1939), and “Miss Liberty” (1949) are the most notable. Several boxes concern the Margaret Webster companies of which Choate was business manager and partner. These contain correspondence with

Webster and others, contracts and bookings, publicity, annotated scripts, some production information, and company journals. Added to this section by David Fennema are research correspondence, interviews

with members of the Margaret Webster Shakespeare Company, and a microfilm copy of portions of the Webster Papers at New York Public Library.

Personal papers include general letters, contracts, miscellaneous biographical records, a scrapbook concerning his eulogy of S. N. Behrman, and brief papers of two groups of which he was an officer: the

Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions and the Stop Censorship Committee. The folder on the censorship committee, which was concerned with the Hollywood blacklist caused by

the investigations of HUAC, includes a tape of a 1948 meeting at which Florence Eldridge, Jose Ferrer, Moss Hart, Albert Maltz, Burgess Meredith, and Margaret Webster spoke.

blacklist, mixed collection, and theaterLink
Cinema 16 (Society: New York, NY).Records, 1947-1963.0.2 c.f.

Documentation of Cinema 16, a film society founded by Amos Vogel, based in New York and operated from 1947 to 1963. Its activities extended into film distribution, awards, education, and publications, in support of filmmakers and audiences. This collection consists of a complete run of programs and program notes, publicity materials, catalogues, master lists of films and filmmakers, a brief summary/history of Cinema 16 by Vogel, and articles and notes about the society.

experimental, film, film society, and manuscript collectionLink
Clarke, Shirley, 1919-1997Shirley Clarke papers, 1936-1983.9.8 c.f. (3 record center cartons, 16 archives boxes, and 2 packages),
23 tape recordings, and
56 cans of film; plus
additions of 49.4 c.f. (including films and audio tape) and
18 tape recordings.

Papers of Shirley Clark (1919-1997), a noted maker of experimental films. Included are personal and professional correspondence, clippings, research and financial material, some production information, and films and audio tapes generated at various stages of the filmmaking process. Best coverage is afforded for “The Connection” (1960) and “The Cool World” (1963), studies of heroin addiction and life in Harlem. Small files exist on other works including “Skyscraper” (1959) (an Academy Award-nominated short subject), the Academy Award-winning “Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel” (1963), “Portrait of Jason” (1967), and films relating to her early interest in dance. There are also files on her awards, lectures on film and film techniques, and activities in the Filmmakers Distribution Center; general correspondence referring to business and professional matters; and journals and other biographical materials.

director, experimental, female artist, film, and mixed collectionLink
Clurman, Harold, 1901- .Notebooks, 1945-1951.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Notebooks of Harold Clurman (1901-1980), a drama critic for the New Republic and The Nation, containing his impressions of art, concerts, motion pictures, and theater. Although primarily recorded in New York, notes also relate to trips to Europe in 1947 and 1951.

manuscript collection and theaterLink
Codman, Charles R.Charles R. and Theodora Larocque Codman collection of George Gershwin materials, 1931-circa 1935.0.1 c.f. (1 folder)

Consists of autograph manuscript score of “Blue, blue, blue,” a song from Act II of Let ’em eat cake, inscribed by George Gershwin to Charlie; vocal score of Porgy and Bess (New York, N.Y.: Gershwin Publishing Corporation, [1935]; 559 pages bound) inscribed by George Gershwin to Theodora and Charlie with a line of musical notation, a hand written index on the back cover and also signed by Rouben Mamoulian and Alexander Steinert; and two typewritten letters signed from George Gershwin, one to Charlie, December 24, 1931 and the other to Theodora, January 21, 1932.

manuscript collection, music, and theaterLink
Coe, Fred, 1914-1979.Fred Coe papers, 1949-1985.19.0 c.f. (45 archives boxes and 3 flat boxes),
1 reel of microfilm (35 mm),
11 tape recordings,
25 disc recordings, and
119 films, and
6 videorecordings.
additions of 7.2 c.f.

Papers of a producer and director in the media of theatre, television, and film. Coe was involved with television from its early years, and became a well-known and influential producer of television drama, especially live broadcasts. He produced more than 500 television dramas; two comedy series; the Kennedy-Nixon debates; several Emmy Award shows; and several specials, including “Peter Pan.” He produced and/or directed 14 Broadway plays, and produced, directed, and/or co-wrote six feature films.

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Connelly, Marc, 1890-1980.Interview [sound recording], 1965.1 tape recording.

Recorded interview with Marc Connelly (1890-1980), the noted playwright and director concerning his career on Broadway, the play The Green Pastures, and the staging of productions.

director, mixed collection, playwright, and theaterLink
Coots, J. Fred, 1897-1985.Papers, 1922-1980.11.0 c.f. (14 archives boxes, half record center carton, 6 packages, 1 volume, and 1 oversize folder),
6 tape recordings,
211 disc recordings, and
76 photographs.

Papers of J. Fred Coots (1897-1985), musician, performer, and composer of Broadway musicals and popular songs such as “Love Letters in the Sand,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “You Go to My Head.” The collection documents both professional and personal aspects of Coots’s life and career.

Significant songwriting collaborators include Edward Eager, Walt Framer, Gene and Glenn, Haven Gillespie, Nick and Charles Kenny, Bill

Margaretten, Ogden Nash, Al Neiburg, Charles Newman, and Maurice Sigler. Besides some of these collaborators and other of Coots’s business associates, correspondents include Broadway actress Julia Sanderson Crumit and Coots’s son John Frederick, Jr. The papers include correspondence, song manuscripts and lyric typescripts, synopses and a treatment for a proposed Broadway musical, disc and open reel audio recordings, published sheet music, story typescripts, copyright assignments and rights releases, performance contracts and related

travel itineraries, financial records including American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and individual publishers’

performance records and royalty statements, newspaper clippings, photographs, and certificates and other memorabilia covering both

professional and personal aspects of Coots’s life and career.

composer, mixed collection, music, and theaterLink
Crean, Robert J.Papers, 1947-1971.3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes)

Papers of a writer for television and theater whose work is known for its frequent exploration of religious themes. Scripts, notes, and correspondence relating to teleplays for Catholic Hour (NBC), CBS Playhouse, and N.Y.P.D. (ABC), comprise the bulk of the collection. There are, however, some produced and unproduced motion picture and theater scripts and a file of general correspondence containing exchanges with his friend Sir Tyrone Guthrie about dramatic theory and the general state of the theater. Many documents bear helpful annotations supplied by the donor.

manuscript collection, playwright, screenwriter, television, and theaterLink
Cromwell, John, 1888-1979.Papers, 1902-1972.3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes) and
933 photographs.

Papers of an award-winning actor, director, and producer for motion pictures and theater, including correspondence, scripts, and scrapbooks. Of Cromwell’s many motion picture credits, the papers include scrapbooks and scripts on eleven films, most notably Abe Lincoln in Illinois (RKO, 1940), Anna and the King of Siam (20th Century-Fox, 1945), The Prisoner of Zenda (UA, 1937), and Since You Went Away, (UA, 1944). Three scrapbooks pertain to his career as a Broadway actor and director, with one of these relating to his Tony-winning role in Point of No Return (1951). Participation in regional theater, primarily the Cleveland Playhouse and the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, is represented by clippings, playbills, and miscellaneous production materials. The professional correspondence includes letters from Paddy Chayefsky, Joseph Conrad, Bette Davis, Ruth Gordon, Katharine Hepburn, John Hess, David O. Selznick, and Robert E. Sherwood. The photographs are primarily personal and include snapshots of Cromwell’s homes, travels, horses, and a wedding in the 1940s.

actor, director, mixed collection, producer, television, and theaterLink
DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989.Papers, 1959.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Papers of Morton DaCosta (1914-1989), an actor-director, consisting solely of production files for the musical Saratoga (1959) for which DaCosta was both director and dramatist. Included is correspondence with Edna Ferber and Johnny Mercer, three drafts of the script, and set designs by Cecil Beaton.

actor, director, manuscript collection, music, and theaterLink
Davidson, David, 1908-1985.Papers, 1945-1969.9.6 c.f. (24 archives boxes) and
6 disc recordings.

Papers of a novelist and writer for motion pictures and television. Davidson’s career as a dramatist began during the era of live television drama, and the collection includes correspondence, notes, and scripts for anthologies such as Alcoa Hour (NBC), Armstrong Circle Theatre (CBS and NBC), Elgin Hour (ABC), Ford Theatre (NBC), Kraft Television Theatre (NBC), Motorola TV Hour (ABC), Playhouse 90 (CBS), Studio One (CBS), and United States Steel Hour (CBS), and for such later series as The Defenders (ABC), FDR (ABC), and Saints and Sinners (NBC). Of particular interest are the materials on The Ship That Wouldn’t Die: The USS Franklin, an NBC special for which Davidson won a Screen Writers Guild award in 1970, and his resumes of the writing and production of each teleplay.

Correspondence, research material, notes, and scripts pertain to a number of documentary films; of special interest here are five films written for the U.S.I.A. on such topics as the Warren Commission and the Vietnam War. Also included are typescripts of three novels based on his post-war experiences with the Office of Inter-American Affairs in Germany, Great Britain, and Latin America and scripts and research

materials on “We Have Landed on the Moon,” a recorded history of the U.S. space program.

documentary, mixed collection, screenwriter, and televisionLink
De Antonio, Emile.Emile de Antonio papers, 1868-1989 (bulk 1950s-1980s).75.8 c.f. (112 archives boxes, 31 record center cartons),
1 reel of microfilm (35 mm),
28 videorecordings,
76 reels of film,
556 audio recordings
529 photographs,
51 contact sheets,
16 color transparencies,
52 negatives,
6 posters, and
2 clipping files; p

Papers, mainly 1950s-1980s, of Emile de Antonio (1919-1989), a documentary filmmaker whose work has been characterized by critical exploration of themes in contemporary politics and society. Included are biographical information, correspondence, and extensive files on films produced or considered for production. Produced motion pictures are documented by correspondence, research material, legal and financial records, scripts, production notes, promotion and distribution information, and reviews. This collection includes extensive film, video, and audio tape, as well as some three-dimensional objects.

director, documentary, film, independent, mixed collection, producer, and screenwriterLink
Diamond, I. A. L.Papers, 1941-1981.6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes)

Papers of I.A.L. Diamond (Itzek Domnici), 1920-1988, a noted screenwriter and motion picture producer. Included are correspondence, notes, outlines, treatments, and scripts dating from his early career as a contract writer for Paramount and Warner Brothers to his later Academy Award-winning collaboration with Billy Wilder. Early files, which are most extensive for his Twentieth Century-Fox credits, include notes on the reactions of Darryl F. Zanuck to various scripts. Diamond’s work with Wilder, however, which included the films The Apartment (UA, 1960), Irma La Douce (UA, 1963), Love in the Afternoon (Allied Artists, 1957), One, Two, Three (UA, 1961), and Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959), is documented only by scripts. The collection also contains unproduced scripts and miscellaneous writings, some of which date to his student days.

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Dobson, Bridget.Bridget and Jerome Dobson papers, 1940-1996 (bulk 1970-1990).66.0 c.f. (66 record center cartons) and
1.0 c.f. of photographs, transparencies, and negatives (1 record center carton)

The papers, mainly 1970 to 1990, consist primarily of scripts, correspondence, publications and administrative documents pertaining to several daytime television series written by Frank and Doris Hursley, and by their daughter Bridget Dobson and her husband Jerome Dobson. The series included are As the World Turns, Bright Promise, General Hospital, Guiding Light, Heritage, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, and Search for Tomorrow. Also included are miscellaneous television and radio stories and personal papers from both the Hursleys and the Dobsons.

daytime serial, mixed collection, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Dohanos, Peter, 1931- .Set designs, 1961-1967.3.0 c.f. (3 flat boxes)

Set designs, floorplans, construction elevations, and renderings done by Peter Dohanos (1931-1988) for the television series Bell Telephone Hour (NBC).

designer, manuscript collection, and televisionLink
Donovan, Tom.Papers, 1943-1974.6.0 c.f. (15 archives boxes)

Papers of Tom Donovan, a television producer-director known for his work on various dramatic anthologies and daytime serials. Of the many programs on which Donovan worked, the collection is best for CBS Daytime 90, Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC), Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (CBS), Love of Life (CBS), Studio One (CBS), United States Steel Hour (CBS), Where the Heart Is (CBS), and A World Apart (ABC). Types of documentation include correspondence, scripts, notes, budgets, set designs, photographs, and reviews. Other sections contain minutes and correspondence pertaining to his activities in the Directors Guild of America and miscellaneous correspondence with other professional organizations.

daytime serial, director, manuscript collection, producer, and televisionLink
Dortort, David.Papers, 1959-1973.14.4 c.f. (36 archives boxes) and
28 film reels.

Papers of David Dortort (1916- ), a television writer-producer known for his work in the western genre. The collection consists of scripts, shooting schedules, production reports, and call sheets for the popular series Bonanza (NBC), together with films of 14 episodes.

mixed collection, producer, television, and writerLink
Douglas, Kirk, 1916-Kirk Douglas papers, 1945-1978.59.8 c.f. (8 archives boxes, 55 record center cartons, 4 flat boxes); plus
additions of 2.2 c.f. and
2 films.

Papers of a prominent motion picture actor, together with the records of his company, Bryna Productions. Although Douglas also worked as a stage actor during the early years of his career, motion picture files form the most extensive portion of the collection. Of the motion pictures, the early films are represented only by scripts, but after 1952, coverage becomes more comprehensive, and the files include correspondence, contracts, financial papers, scripts, and photographs. The records of Bryna Productions include the above materials, as well as production, promotion, and distribution information.

actor, distributor, mixed collection, and producerLink
Douglas, Melvyn.Papers, 1892-1983.8.0 c.f.(15 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes),
19 disc recordings,
3 reels of microfilm (35mm),
memorabilia, and
photographs; plus
additions of 0.2 c.f. and
15 photographs.

Papers of Melvyn Douglas (1901-1981), an Academy award-winning actor, producer, and director which pertain to his long professional career and to his many political and humanitarian concerns. Theatrical files vary in completeness with the most extensive material relating to his performances in “The Best Man” (1960), “First Monday in October” (1975), “Inherit the Wind” (1955), “Juno” (1959), and “Time Out for Ginger” (1952), and to his production of “Call Me Mister” with Herman Levin in 1946. Documentation on these includes photographs, correspondence, contracts, clippings, scripts, and miscellaneous production information. Material on his early motion picture work is scarce, but there are scripts and related materials for “Being There” (1979), “I Never Sang for My Father” (1970), and “Tell Me a Riddle (1980), as well as for his television work on “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” (1967). The collection also includes stills and photographs for many productions in which Douglas appeared.

actor, director, film, mixed collection, politics, producer, and studioLink
Douglas, Michael, 1944-Michael Douglas papers, 1934-1980.15.4 c.f. (24 archives boxes, 6 record center cartons, and 1 flat box),
1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and
1 film; plus
additions of 4 tape recordings.

Papers of an actor-producer, primarily consisting of scripts for “The Streets of San Francisco” (ABC), a television series in which he co-starred, and production files for the Oscar-winning “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (UA, 1975). In the production files are variant scripts by William Peter Blatty, Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman, and others; correspondence; promotional material; and reviews. Smaller files of similar composition relate to several other films, plays, and television programs with which Douglas was involved. There is also a subject file containing miscellaneous personal and business correspondence and fan mail, clippings, a microfilmed scrapbook, and a file relating to his work for and support of the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theatre Center. Prominent correspondents include Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr., Cesar E. Chavez, Kirk Douglas, Betty Ford, Tom Hayden, Arthur B. Krim, and Irving Paul Lazar.

actor, film, mixed collection, producer, studio, and televisionLink
Ehrlich, Max Simon, 1909-1983.Papers, 1939-1964.4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes)

Papers of Max Simon Ehrlich (1909-1983), a novelist and dramatist. The majority of the collection consists of scripts and drafts for radio and television series. Materials on Big Story (NBC), Big Town (NBC), and The Crime Cases of Warden Lawes (MBS) are most numerous for his radio work; the best documented series for television are Big Story (NBC), Suspense (CBS), and Treasury Men in Action (NBC). There is one box of correspondence, business papers, and drafts of a novel.

manuscript collection, radio, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Elkins, Hillard, 1929- .Papers, 1956-1979.33.2 c.f. (19 record center cartons, 34 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes) and
12 tape recordings.

Personal and professional papers of a theatrical and motion picture producer active in the United States, Canada, and England. The collection documents both Elkins’ career and personal life, and to a lesser extent, the career and personal life of actress Claire Bloom, Elkins’ wife from 1969 to 1976. Included are a general subject file of correspondence, agreements, clippings, and financial records relating to Elkins’ work as an actors’ representative and producer; personal papers of Elkins and Bloom; and fragmentary corporate records of Elkins’ many production companies.

film, mixed collection, producer, television, and theaterLink
Emerson, Faye, 1917-1983.Papers, 1921-1984.7.0 c.f.,
2966 photographs,
6 disc recordings,
20 tape recordings, and
371 film reels.

Papers of actress Faye Emerson reflecting her private and professional life, particularly her work in television, radio, film, and theater. Included is extensive biographical information consisting of clippings, chronologies, research materials compiled by her son, William Crawford III, his tape-recorded interviews with Ms. Emerson’s associates, a draft biography by Mr. Crawford, and a book about the family written by Ms. Emerson’s mother; press releases; clippings and reviews relating to her public appearances; correspondence; memorabilia; awards; contracts; radio and television scripts; theater programs and playbills; transcripts of interviews with Ms. Emerson; drafts and clippings of Ms. Emerson’s newspaper column and other articles written by her; extensive photographs of Ms. Emerson, her family, and friends (including second husband Elliott Roosevelt and third husband Skitch Henderson); disc recordings of her radio and television programs; kinescopes of her television programs “The Faye Emerson Show” and “Faye Emerson’s Wonderful Town”; and a few home movies.

actress, film, mixed collection, radio, and televisionLink
Essig, Linda.Linda Essig papers, 1983-2004.10.6 c.f. and
56 photographs.

Papers of Essig, a stage lighting designer, documenting her work as principal or assistant lighting designer from her student productions at New York University (1983-1984), through projects for the Chautauqua Institution (1984-1985), for Westport Country Playhouse, Connecticut (1986), for La Mama Theatre, New York City (1987), for the touring production of Driving Miss Daisy (1987-1989), for various Madison, Wisconsin, theatres (1989-2004; the years when she taught lighting design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Cedar City, Utah (1991-1994, 1998 and 2001), and for the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (1990-1996), among others. Most of the papers document individual productions, and are arranged by production in chronological order; papers for each production usually include rehearsal schedules, production meeting minutes, rehearsal reports, hookups, instrument schedules, light cue synopses, letter-size copies of light plots, and play scripts marked up with lighting cues. For most productions there are also large-scale drawings of stage plans and sections, set designs, and light plots, which are separately held in two series of large (48-inch by 36-inch) folders, the first series consisting of original drawings in pencil on tracing paper and a few Computer-Aided-Design documents printed on plain paper, the second of a variety of reproductions: blueline, redline, and CAD printouts onto thermal paper.

design, mixed collection, and theaterLink
Felsenfeld, Herb.Papers.1.0 c.f.

Miscellaneous items concerning the theater in Wisconsin, preserved by Felsenfeld of the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Included are playscripts by various Wisconsin authors, and records concerning the Wisconsin Theatre Association, 1971-1975.

manuscript collection, theater, and WisconsinLink
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968.Edna Ferber papers, 1910-1977.10.6 c.f. (26 archives boxes, 1 flat box),
1 disc recording, and
1 tape recording; plus
additions of 0.2 c.f.

Papers of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, manuscript drafts, research material, notes and reviews of some of her novels, short stories, and autobiographical writings. Of these, “Cimarron” (1929), “Giant” (1952), “Great Son” (1944), and “Ice Palace” (1958) are best represented. Also included are scripts, reviews. financial information, and correspondence related to theater scripts such as collaborations with George V. Hobart, as well as adaptations of her work by others. Of the many film adaptations of her novels, the collection includes variant scripts for “Giant” and reviews and correspondence for several other productions.

mixed collection, playwright, and theaterLink
Ferri, Janice.Collection, 1991-1994.4.0 c.f. and
5 videorecordings.

Edited scripts for the television series “The Young and the Restless,” produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company for CBS and for which Janice Ferri is a writer. Also included are videotapes for several broadcasts.

daytime serial, mixed collection, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Ffolkes, David, 1912-1966.Papers, 1924-1966.5.4 c.f. (13 archives boxes, 1 oversize folder) and
1 reel of microfilm (35mm).

Papers of a costume and set designer for motion pictures and theater. Comprising the majority of the collection are sketches, designs, photographs, fabric samples, notes, and scripts. Of the 18 motion pictures and 27 plays represented, best coverage is provided for “Alexander the Great” (UA, 1956), “Island in the Sun” (20th Century-Fox, 1959), “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (20th Century-Fox, 1959), “Where’s Charley?” (both the 1947 play and the 1952 Warner Brothers film), and several Shakespearean plays. Miscellaneous papers include awards, clippings and scrapbooks (available on microfilm), correspondence, programs, unidentified designs, and articles about the London stage and Ffolkes’ Shakespearean work.

design, film, and theaterLink
Ford, John, 1894-1973.Scripts, 1935-1959.0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)

Autographed scripts for three motion pictures by noted director John Ford: The Informer (RKO, 1935), The Horse Soldiers (UA, 1959), and Mister Roberts (Warner Bros., 1955).

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Frank, Melvin, 1913-1988.Papers, 1965-1969.0.2 c.f. and
14 photographs.

Correspondence files concerning the motion pictures “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (United Artists, 1966) and “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell” (United Artists, 1969), both of which were produced, and the latter directed, by Mr. Frank.

director, film, mixed collection, producer, and studioLink
Frankenheimer, John 1930-2002.Papers, 1954-1966.2.8 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 1 package)

Papers of John Frankenheimer (1930-2002), a CBS television director who moved to motion pictures at the conclusion of the era of live dramatic anthologies. Scripts, primarily for the series “Climax,” “Danger,” and “Playhouse 90,” comprise the bulk of the collection, though there are also drawings, set plans, and camera indications prepared by the staff of art director Ted Haworth for the movie “Seconds” (Para., 1966).

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Freedman, Gerald A., 1927- .Papers, 1955-1995.6.4 c.f. (16 archives boxes); plus
additions of 10.0 c.f. and

Papers of a director of plays and operas. Most extensive are theater files containing scripts, reviews, notes, designs, production information, and musical scores. Of varying depth, these materials document Freedman’s work on “Bells Are Ringing” (1956), “The Creation of the World and Other Business” (1972), “Hair” (1967), “MacBird” (1967), “Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad” (1962), “West Side Story” (1966), and numerous productions of the New York Shakespeare Festival. Material is particularly complete for “Time for Singing” (1966) and “Take One Step” (1968), two plays which Freedman wrote in collaboration with John Morris.

director, mixed collection, and theaterLink
Frings, Ketti.Papers, 1921-1962.10.0 c.f. (25 archives boxes, 14 volumes, 1 package)

Papers of Ketti Frings (1909-1981), a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, including scripts and drafts, occasional correspondence, notes, and scrapbooks. Among the represented titles which she wrote or adapted are the motion pictures The Bells of St. Mary’s (RKO, 1945), By Love Possessed (UA, 1961), Come Back, Little Sheba (Para., 1952), Guest in the House (UA, 1944), and The Shrike (Universal, 1955); the novels Hold Back the Dawn (1942) and God’s Front Porch (1945); and the play Look Homeward, Angel (1957), which won a Pulitzer Prize for drama. Also included are drafts, typescripts, and correspondence pertaining to short stories published by Collier’s, Good Housekeeping, McCall’s and Saturday Evening Post; samples of advertising copy written during the 1930’s; and song lyrics.

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Gazzo, Michael V. (Michael Vincente)Papers, 1956-1969.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus
additions of 0.2 c.f.

Papers of Michael Gazzo (1923-1995), a playwright, screenwriter, and motion picture actor, consisting of correspondence pertaining to his screenwriting and scripts for ten works. Those pertaining to the stage (1955) and to the ABC television versions of “A Hatful of Rain” are most notable.

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Geller, Bruce, 1930-1978.Papers, 1966-1973.12.8 c.f.(32 archives boxes) and
1 film.

Papers of a writer-producer-director for television and motion pictures concerning the television series Mission: Impossible (CBS). Photocopies of production files for the award winning television series include shooting and planning scripts, research materials, reports, financial information, and correspondence.

mixed collection, producer, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Glaze, Andrew, 1920- .Papers, 1948-1964.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus
1.4 c.f. of additions.

Papers of a poet-playwright, including drafts and revisions of plays and teleplays, a small amount of correspondence, drafts of a few poems, miscellaneous notes, and photographs. Unprocessed additions consist of additional drafts.

manuscript collection, playwright, screenwriter, television, and theaterLink
Godmilow, Jill.Jill Godmilow papers, 1974-2010.5.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons),
14 videodiscs sd., b&w, col. ; DVD,
2 videorecordings sd., col. ; 1/2 in.,
1 videorecording sd., col. ; 3/4 in.,
3 film reels sd., b&w, col. ; 16 mm,
5 film reels sd., col. ; 35 mm; plus
additions of 1.0 c.f.,
14 audio

Papers, 1974-2010, of Jill Godmilow, an independent filmmaker. The collection includes prints (film, video, or DVD) of her films, as well as extensive correspondence and documentation of the production, distribution, and subsequent reception of her films. Dialog lists exist for almost all her films. Especially well represented are the documentaries Far From Poland and What Farocki Taught, her sole narrative feature film Waiting for the Moon, and her unproduced narrative feature What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.

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Goetz, Ruth.Papers, 1916-1983.6.6 c.f. (19 archives boxes),
2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and

Papers of Ruth Goodman Goetz (1912-2001), a playwright and screenwriter, together with papers of two members of her theatrical family: her father, Philip Goodman (1885-1940), who was a producer of Broadway plays and musicals, and her husband and collaborator, Augustus Goetz (1889-1957). Also present are papers of agent Leah Salisbury pertaining to her management of Goetz’s literary interests.

film, mixed collection, playwright, screenwriter, and theaterLink
Goodrich, Frances.Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett papers, 1927-1961.6.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes); plus
additions of 0.4 c.f.

Papers of Frances Goodrich (1890-1984) and Albert Hackett (1900-1995), a husband-wife writing team who collaborated on many stage and motion picture productions. Included are scripts and drafts, clippings, correspondence, explanatory notes, and memorabilia. Especially well documented is The Diary of Anne Frank (1955), for which the Hacketts wrote both the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and the motion picture (20th Century-Fox, 1959). These files contain letters on the writing, translation, and production of both versions, variant drafts and scripts, financial records, publicity, and papers relating to the awards won by the play. Many letters exchanged between 1953 and 1961 by the Hacketts and Otto Frank, the father of Anne, offer insights into the couple’s research and composition techniques.

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Gordon, Stuart, 1947 August 11-Stuart Gordon papers, 1968-200737.0 c.f. 1.8 c.f. of photographs & 68 film reels (35 mm)

Papers of Stuart Gordon, theater director, film director, and screenwriter, born August 11, 1947. The bulk of the collection documents his work in cinema, and, to a lesser extent, television.

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Green, Robert,Playbill collection, 1944-1996.6.0 c.f. and
0.24 megabytes (2 data files)

Playbills collected by Robert Green, in most cases by attending a performance. New York City and Los Angeles productions are most extensively represented, but there are also significant numbers from San Diego, Chicago, and London. There are also playbills from the early 1950s for productions of the University of Wisconsin Haresfoot Club in which Mr. Green himself appeared. The genre range includes drama, musicals, revues, operas, operettas, ballets, and a few concerts.

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Grosbard, Ulu.Papers, 1962-1967.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Papers of Ulu Grosbard (1929- ), a director for theater, motion pictures, and television. Through files on two works the collection documents his activities in theater and television. Pertaining to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Subject Was Roses (1964) are correspondence (mainly fan mail); director’s notes; financial, technical, and promotional information; clippings; scripts; and a copy of playwright Frank Gilroy’s production diary. Material on The Investigation (1966) is more extensive and it documents Grosbard’s work both as translator and director of the Broadway and NBC television productions. Present here are correspondence, scripts, clippings, and notes.

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Gutman, James C., 1946- .Papers, 1973-1980.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus
additions of 7.0 c.f. of films and audio tapes.

Papers of a filmmaker including his production records for two films, Hollywood on Trial, concerning the blacklist of Hollywood writers and actors, and I’m a Stranger Here Myself: A Portrait of Nicholas Ray. The production files consist of correspondence, financial and insurance records, contracts, releases, publicity clippings and press releases, research materials, transcripts, and biographical sketches. There are also incorporation papers from Gutman’s production company, October Films. Audio recordings include October Films, Dore Schary, Ben Marcolies, Bill Wheeler and Leo Townsend.

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Hamilton, John Stuart, 1900- .Papers, 1924-1946.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box); plus
additions of 0.4 c.f. and
1 tape recording.

Papers of a correspondent and journalism professor, consisting of correspondence, memoranda, and writings. The bulk of the collection is made up of detailed memos on daily activities and information requests submitted by Hamilton as chief of the night bureau of the War Department Public Relations Bureau from May 1941 to January 1942. This period is further documented by a letter describing the White House press room on December 7, 1941. Included with the small correspondence file are two letters describing the selection of the Pulitzer Prize winners in 1934. Writings consist of photocopied articles for “Business Week,” 1943-1946, and cabled stories sent to the “London Daily Mail” as that paper’s Tokyo correspondent in 1924. Particularly noteworthy among this material is Hamilton’s eyewitness coverage of an atomic bomb test in a May 1946 article and his scoop of the Japanese withdrawal from the League of Nations.

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Hamilton, Leonard M., d. 1972.Papers, 1968-1972.8.8 c.f. (9 archives boxes and 13 flat boxes)

Papers of “Bud” Hamilton, a western branch manager of the United Artists Corporation, consisting of collected scripts, dialogues, and combined continuities (primarily of United Artists releases) and pressbooks.

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Hanser, Richard.Papers, 1952-1969.3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes) and
17 disc recordings; plus
1.2 c.f. of additions.

Papers of an award-winning writer of television documentaries, including biographical material and research, production information and publicity for the NBC series “Victory at Sea,” “Project XX,” and “Wisdom.” Documentation for “Project XX” is most complete; included are scripts and drafts, correspondence, press releases, reviews, 17 soundtrack recordings, and other production information for 24 episodes. “Victory at Sea” is represented by narrations for all 26 episodes, a script for a motion picture version of the series (UA, 1954), and material pertaining to a book by Hanser and producer Henry J. Salomon, Jr. Notes, scripts, and promotional material pertain to five programs of the “Wisdom” series.

documentary, mixed collection, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Harmon, David P., 1918-2001.Papers, 1941-1964.7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes)

Papers of David Harmon (1918-2001), a radio and television writer, consisting entirely of annotated script material for series on both media. Coverage is best for the radio programs America on the Air (CBS), Cavalcade of America (NBC), Gang Busters (CBS), and Now Hear This (NBC) and for the television series Cover Times Square (ABC), The Man Behind the Badge (Syndicated), and Jayne Wyman Theatre (ABC). Also included is a script for the motion picture Johnny Concho.

manuscript collection, radio, screenwriter, television, and writerLink
Harnick, Sheldon.Papers, 1937-1968.2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes)

Papers of Sheldon Harnick (1924- ), a lyricist, consisting of correspondence, business records, scripts, production material, and music and lyric manuscripts for seven Broadway musicals. For the highly-acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof (1964) on which Harnick collaborated with Jerry Bock, the collection also includes musical manuscripts for songs not used in the production as well as some legal correspondence relating to motion picture rights. Also well covered are The Apple Tree (1966), She Loves Me (1963) and To Broadway With Love (1964).

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Harris, Renee, 1876-1969.Papers, 1904-1970.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and
100 photographs and postcards.

Papers of New York’s first female theatrical producer, including business correspondence, legal documents, files on her ownership of the Hudson Theatre, materials relating to the Titanic on which her husband lost his life, poetry, plays, articles, short stories and other writings by Mrs. Harris, biographical material, and photographs and postcards.

female artist, mixed collection, producer, and theaterLink
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961.Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle papers, 1922-1962, 1988.7.0 c.f. (17 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 package),
3 reels of microfilm (35 mm),
4 tape recordings, and
2 films.

Papers of Moss Hart (1904-1961) and Kitty Carlisle (1910-2007), a noted playwright-director and his wife, an actress and television personality. Their combined correspondence, 1935-1960, includes some business mail, fan letters, and personal correspondence from George Abbott, Brooks Atkinson, Bernard Baruch, Bruce Barton, Cecil Beaton, S. N. Behrman, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Bohrod, Truman Capote, Bennett Cerf, Edward Choate, Jerome Chodorov, Claudette Colbert, Hume Cronyn, Russel Crouse, George Cukor, Edna Ferber, Judy Garland, George Gershwin, Sir John Gielgud, Mark Goodson, Oscar Hammerstein II, Rex Harrison, Leland Hayward, Lillian Hellman, George S. Kaufman, Elia Kazan, Jerome Kern, Jean Kerr, Arthur Kober, Alan J. Lerner, Sinclair Lewis, Howard Lindsay, Joshua Logan, Henry R. Luce, Sidney Lumet, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Fredric March, Michael Myerberg, Sir Laurence Olivier, John Osborne, Cole Porter, Anthony Quayle, Jerome Robbins, Morris Rubin, Harry Ruby, Robert E. Sherwood, Herman Shumlin, Jean Sibelius, Phil Silvers, Adlai E. Stevenson, Theodore H. White, Emlyn Williams, and other prominent individuals.

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Hawkins, William.Papers, 1939-1968.0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and
5 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Writings and social correspondence of a New York drama critic and fiction writer. The bulk of this collection consists of clippings of Hawkins’ World-Telegram newspaper articles (1946-1956) and notes and drafts of his published and unpublished books and plays, as well as two published works, “The Big Red Pocketbook” and “Tell the Mischief”. There are also letters from dozens of theatre performers and producers; most are notes which thank Hawkins for a pleasant interview or a good review, and the rest are friendly, often chatty letters which deal with the writer’s immediate social and professional activities. A number of business letters as well as clippings about, and photographs of, Hawkins are included in the collection.

critic, mixed collection, theater, and writerLink
Hayes, Patrick, 1909-1998.Papers, 1942-1981.1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes); plus
0.6 c.f. of additions.

Papers of Patrick Hayes (1909-1998), a Washington, D.C., cultural impressario chiefly consisting of scripts for “People and Events in the World of Music,” a cultural affairs program aired by radio station WGMS. Fragmentary correspondence includes letters from Rudolf Bing, Hubert H. Humphrey, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harry S Truman. There is also a small file of speeches and remarks.

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Head, Edith.Edith Head papers, 1934-1965.15.4 c.f. (7 archives boxes and 21 flat boxes)

Papers of Edith Head, a well known motion picture costume designer. Watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil sketches, many bearing notes on fabric and costs, comprise the majority of the collection. In addition to designs for All About Eve (20th Century-Fox, 1950), The Five Pennies (Paramount, 1959), Love With a Proper Stranger (Paramount, 1963), Pepe (Columbia, 1960), Sabrina (Paramount, 1954), and To Catch a Thief (Paramount, 1955), all of which received Academy awards or nominations for costuming, there are examples of her work for Artists and Models (Paramount, 1955), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Paramount, 1961), Come Blow Your Horn (Paramount, 1963), The Pleasure of His Company (Paramount, 1956), and Wives and Lovers (Paramount, 1963). Also included in the collection are some miscellaneous special designs, portions of her book The Dress Doctor (1959), and related correspondence, biographical clippings, and articles.

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Hedden, Thomas C.Playbills, 1914-1916.0.4 c.f.


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Hemsley, Gilbert, 1936-Papers, 1948-1984.36.6 c.f. (89 archives boxes, 12 oversize files); plus
additions of 48.5 c.f.,
2 tape recordings,
11 photographs,
53 negatives,
5 transparencies,
18 videorecordings, and
1 painting.

Papers of a lighting designer, production manager, and University of Wisconsin theater and drama professor. The collection consists primarily of production files and includes technical materials for a variety of ballet, dance, opera, theater, and special productions. Some were the result of cultural exchanges with countries such as China, the Soviet Union, and Cuba. Personal, academic, and professional files comprise the remainder of the papers.

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Henderson, Amy.Speech [sound recording], 1987.1 tape recording.

Tape-recorded speech, “Grand Illusions”, by Amy Henderson of the National Portrait Gallery given in May 1987 at the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison, Wis. The occasion is Smithsonian Week and the topic is Hollywood photography.

audio collection, film, photography, and studioLink
Hiken, Nat, 1914-1968.Papers, 1932-1968.14.0 c.f. (36 archives boxes and 1 flat box),
2 disc recordings,
1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and
144 films; plus
additions of
4.0 c.f.

Papers of a writer-director-producer of comedy for radio and television, including correspondence, scripts, and production materials. From Hiken’s early career in radio are scripts and recordings for “The Fred Allen Show” (NBC and CBS), scripts for “The Grouch Club” and “The Magnificent Montague” (CBS), and scripts and production information for “The Milton Berle Show” (NBC and CBS). Television files include correspondence, production and financial information, produced and unproduced scripts, and films for “The Phil Silvers Show” (“You’ll Never Get Rich,” CBS), “Car 54, Where Are You?” (NBC), “Four Star Revue,” the “Martha Raye Show,” and other series and specials. Smaller files include general papers, unproduced motion picture scripts, and scripts for four Broadway plays and several night club acts.

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Hitchens, Gordon.Papers, 1965-1975.0.6 c.f.

Papers of Gordon Hitchens, a teacher, writer, and founder/editor of Film Comment magazine, including transcripts of interviews, symposia, and panel discussions; manuscripts of unpublished articles; news releases; film catalogs; clippings; and photographs.

critic, film, manuscript collection, and writerLink
Holbrook, Hal.Papers, 1942-1994.6.8 c.f. (16 archives boxes); plus
additions of 3.0 c.f. and
films, disc and tape recordings, and photographs.

Papers of Hal Holbrook (1925- ), a Broadway and television actor, primarily relating to the development of his one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight!.” In these diverse files are correspondence, financial records, Twain memorabilia and research, clippings, scripts and Twain stories, notes and drafts of a book based on his experiences, and files on merchandising this role in disc recordings, motion pictures, and television. The adaptations for other media include multiple scripts for a television version of “Roughing It,” and scripts and routines used in Holbrook’s night club act. General correspondence, diaries, clippings, and reviews of his other stage roles and other miscellaneous personal papers form the remainder of the collection.

actor, mixed collection, television, and theaterLink
Hollywood Democratic Committee.Hollywood Democratic Committee records, 1942-1950.3.2 c.f. (8 archives boxes),
17 tape recordings, and
photographs; plus
additions of 6 tape recordings.

Papers of the Hollywood Democratic Committee (HDC), a group organized in 1943 to support the programs and re-election of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1945 it re-formed as the Hollywood Independent Citizens of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions; in 1946 it became the Arts, Sciences, and Professions Council of the Progressive Citizens of Southern California; and finally, in 1948, the group withdrew from PCA and organized as the non-partisan National Council of Arts, Sciences, and Professions. Throughout its brief existence the group worked in behalf of liberal causes including civil liberties, racial justice, and peace, and it actively supported the Hollywood community against the Dies Committee and the House Committee on Un-American Activities. It was placed on the HUAC list of subversive organizations.

The collection contains a history of the organization, statements of policy, minutes, financial records, correspondence, information on national affiliates, publicity and campaign materials, and tape recordings of various events sponsored by the committee. Much of the collection consists of subject files related to wide-ranging political action including such topics as control of atomic weapons, the Bretton Woods agreement, the Hollywood Ten, the film strike of 1945, world peace, opposition to the Zoot suit riots, and relations with political leaders such as Henry Wallace and Harold Ickes and scientists such as Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, and Harlow Shapley.

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Holm, John Cecil, 1904-1981.Papers, 1879-1901, 1925-1979.4.2 c.f. (3 record center cartons, 1 archives box, and 1 flat box).

Papers of John Cecil Holm (1904-1981), an actor and playwright best known for his play “Three Men On a Horse.” Included are a few personal papers, autobiographical materials, correspondence, and newsclippings and a scrapbook of reviews. There are draft scripts of a number of Holm’s plays (some written in collaboration with George Abbott), including “Banjo Eyes,” “Best Foot Forward,” “Brighten the Corner,” “Four Cents a Word” later made into the film “Blonde Inspiration”, “Gramercy Ghost,” “The Southwest Corner,” “Sweethearts,” and “Three Men on a Horse.” Other writings include articles; a book draft; song lyrics; monologues and speeches; short stories, outlines, and story lines; television scripts; and additional unproduced scripts.

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Hope, TedTed Hope Collection15 cubic feet, 81 reels of 35mm film, audio and video

Professional papers and films of independent film producer Ted Hope.

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Hyatt, Donald B., 1924- .Papers, 1952-1973.23.2 c.f. (58 archives boxes) and
70 films; plus
0.1 c.f. of additions.

Papers of an award-winning writer, producer, and director of television documentaries for NBC. The bulk of the collection consists of orchestral scores by composer Robert Russell Bennett for 34 “Project XX” programs, and films of 10 episodes of “Victory at Sea” and 18 episodes of “Project XX.” An additional five boxes contain biographical materials and outlines, continuity, scripts, schedules, shot lists, and miscellaneous production, financial and promotional material for “Project XX,” “Victory at Sea,” “America’s Music,” “The World of…,” and other programs with which Hyatt was involved.

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Isaacs, Edith J. R. (Edith Juliet Rich), 1878-1956.Papers, 1889-1957.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Papers of an editor of “Theatre Arts” magazine (1918-1946), chiefly consisting of correspondence and manuscripts of articles, poetry, and two operettas by Mrs. Isaacs and members of her family. Among the prominent correspondents are Jacques Copeau, Paul Green, Martha Graham, Edith Hamilton, Robert Edmond Jones, D. H. Lawrence, Thornton Wilder, and Stark Young. In additon to the Isaacs’ writings the collection includes articles by Edward Bourdet, Edward Gordon Craig, Paul Green, and Langston Hughes; an annotated typescript of “A Note on the Theatre” by William Saroyan; and notes on “Mourning Becomes Electra” by Eugene O’Neill.

manuscript collection, theater, and writerLink
Jacobs, Lewis, 1906- .Papers, 1930-1989.2.2 c.f. (1 record center carton, 3 archives boxes, and 1 flat box),
2 reels of microfilm (35mm)
32 film reels
3 tape recordings, and
photographs; plus
additions of 5.4 c.f., and

Papers of a versatile film historian, teacher, and critic who was also a writer, designer, producer, and director of educational, experimental, and dramatic motion pictures and plays. Included are biographical materials and clippings; incoming and outgoing correspondence (available only on microfilm); scripts, storyboards (available on film and as hard copy), photographs, and other production materials for motion pictures and plays that Jacobs designed or wrote including “Sweet Love, Bitter” (1965) and “Shootin’ Star” (1946); short articles and reviews on film history and criticism; and miscellany.

critic, designer, director, experimental, film, industrial film, mixed collection, producer, theater, and writerLink
Jay, Verne.Verne and Helen Jay papers, 1942-1979.0.6 c.f.

Papers of Verne Jay and Helen Jay (1925-1989), writers for radio (Verne was a staff writer at WLW-Radio in Cincinnati, Ohio) and television, including original scripts for shows such as “The Shadow,” “Grand Central Station,” “Gunsmoke,” “Colgate Television Theatre,” and others; several photocopies of photographs; and clippings and biographical information.

manuscript collection, radio, television, and writerLink
Jeakins, Dorothy.Papers, 1938-1973.7.4 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 11 flat boxes) and
1 tape recording.

Papers of Dorothy Jeakins (1914-1995), an Academy Award-winning costume designer for motion pictures, theater, and television, including notes, sketches, photographs, workbooks with attached cloth samples, photographs and transparencies of costume sketches, and a few wardrobe plots and information on costume costs. Among the films most throroughly documented are “Green Mansions” (MGM, 1959), “Hawaii” (UA, 1966), “The Molly Maguires,” “The Music Man” (Warner Bros., 1962), “Oliver” (Col., 1968), “The Sound of Music” (20th Century-Fox, 1965), and “The Way We Were.” “Joan of Arc” (RKO, 1940) and “Night of the Iguana,” for which she received Academy Awards, are documented by a workbook and notes with attached fabric swatches. Theater files include material on “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Carousel,” “Othello,” “Showboat,” “The World of Suzie Wong”, and other New York City and California productions. Television material mainly concerns a production of “Mayerling.” There are also a few letters, programs, and reviews.

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Jewison, Norman, 1927- .Papers, 1968-1978.14.4 c.f. (36 archives boxes),
2 reels of microfilm (35mm),
2 tape recordings,
4 disc recordings, and
2 films; plus
0.2 c.f. of additions.

Papers of a noteworthy motion picture producer-director, chiefly comprised of materials relating to films made for Universal Studios and the Mirisch Corporation. Pertaining to such films as “The Cincinnati Kid” (MGM, 1965), “Fiddler on the Roof” (UA, 1972), “Gaily, Gaily” (UA, 1969), “Jesus Christ, Superstar” (Universal, 1973), “In the Heat of the Night” (UA, 1967), “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming” (UA, 1966), and “The Thomas Crown Affair” (UA, 1968) are correspondence, scripts, photographs, technical production information, contracts, reviews, clippings (some available on microfilm), financial records, and sound track recordings. Jewison’s later films are usually well documented and the files trace each title from preproduction planning to distribution and publicity. In addition to the normal production files, the material on “Superstar” is of interest for its portrayal of Jews’ role in the death of Christ. Filed with a group of protest letters from concerned Jewish organizations is one letter from Golda Meir.

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Johnson, Albert 1910-1967.Papers, 1910-1967.12.1 c.f. (17 archives boxes, 1 card box, 6 flat boxes, and 1 tube),
1 disc recording, and

Papers of a Broadway set designer. The majority of the shows for which Johnson designed the stage sets and lighting during the 1920s-1940s are represented only by programs and clippings but for later projects such as “Night Life” (1962) and several summer stock productions of “Showboat” during the 1950s there are technical notes, blueprints, light plots, photographs, and finished and preliminary sketches. There are similar materials for designs done for Radio City Music Hall during the 1950s, the New York World’s fairs of 1939 and 1964, nightclubs and productions of Billy Rose, and numerous automobile trade shows.

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Johnson, Albert, 1910-1967,Theatrical history collection, ca. 1886-1965.17.5 c.f.

Miscellaneous materials pertaining to theatrical history and to other areas of the performing arts, collected by Broadway set designer Albert Johnson.

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Johnson, Kay, 1904-1975.Papers.3.0 c.f.

Journals, pamphlets, scripts, scores, playbills, programs, and correspondence.

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Jones, Clark R., 1920- .Papers, 1952-1986.6.8 c.f. (17 archives boxes) and
3 films; plus
additions of 12.0 c.f. and
2 videorecordings.

Papers of a prominent television director, consisting almost entirely of scripts and photographs for series which Jones directed, primarily the “Bell Telephone Hour” (NBC), “The Carol Burnett Show” (CBS), “The Perry Como Show” and “Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall” (NBC), “Producers’ Showcase” (NBC), and “The Sammy Davis, Jr., Show” (NBC).

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Jones, Robert Edmond, 1887-1954.Designs, 1933, 1951.1.0 c.f. (oversize files).

Set designs by a noted stage designer, including two sets of designs for a 1951 production of “The Green Pastures,” a ground plan for “The Green Bay Tree” (1933), and an unidentified watercolor.

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Kahn, Gordon.Papers, 1944-1950.1.1 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Papers of Gordon Kahn (1902-1962), a journalist and screenwriter blacklisted for his support of the Hollywood Ten in his book Hollywood on Trial (1948). Included are general correspondence, research files on the Ten, papers relating to the Screen Writers Guild, and copies of several articles.

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Kanter, Hal.Papers, 1937-1977.18.0 c.f. (45 archives boxes) and
12 cartoons.

Papers of Hal Kanter (1918- ), a writer-producer-director of numerous television comedies. Included are scripts, correspondence and fan mail, contracts, production files, and ratings. Among the best represented series which Kanter created, wrote, produced, or directed are All in the Family (CBS), Bob Hope’s Chrysler Theatre (NBC), Chico and the Man (NBC), George Gobel Show (NBC), Jimmy Stewart Show (NBC), Julia (NBC), Valentine’s Day (ABC), and numerous specials and Academy Award presentations. Writings for other media include correspondence, drafts, and promotion for his novel Snake in the Glass (1971); scripts for radio programs such as ABC’s Beulah Show; and scripts for The Children’s Hour (UA, 1962), Let’s Make Love (20th Century-Fox, 1960), Once Upon a Horse (Universal, 1958), Pocketful of Miracles (Para., 1961), and eight other motion pictures.

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Kaplan, Richard, 1925-Richard Kaplan papers, 1905-2006.53.6 c.f.,
95 tape recordings,
31 videorecordings,
60 cans of film,
45 film reels (16 mm),
70 photographs,
12 negatives strips,
26 negatives, and
12 transparencies.

Papers of Richard Kaplan (1925-), a filmmaker/producer of documentary and feature films. Included are production and distribution files consisting of research notes, grant information, scripts, work logs, transcripts, reviews, publicity materials, tape recordings, videotapes, and film (including sound tracks), documenting his work on films such as the documentaries A Look at Liv and King: Montgomery to Memphis; television projects, including They Came for Good, on the history of Jews in the United States; and feature films, including projects on Varian Fry, an American journalist involved in the Emergency Rescue Committee (later known as the International Rescue Committee), which assisted refugees during World War II.

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Kasha, Lawrence N., 1933- .Papers, 1964-1965.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and
1 tape recording.

Papers of a theatrical producer-director, primarily relating to Funny Girl (1964), with which Kasha was involved as associate director. Included is a script and an interview in which he discussed the production of that musical, Barbra Streisand’s acting abilities, and the theater in general. Also present are a script for Bajour (1964) and some biographical material.

director, mixed collection, producer, and theaterLink
Katkov, Norman.Papers, 1930-1968.14.0 c.f. (33 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes)

Papers of a journalist and writer of short stories, novels, screenplays, and teleplays. Included are scripts primarily relating to his television work, non-theatrical writings, and correspondence. Although Katkov has written for many dramatic television series, most of these programs are represented only by scripts for single episodes. Larger files are present, however, for Ben Casey (ABC), 87th Precinct (NBC), The Loner (CBS), Maya (NBC), The Outlaws (NBC), Slattery’s People (CBS), The Virginian (NBC), and Wanted: Dead or Alive (CBS).

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Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961.Papers, 1918-1958.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and
4 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Papers of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright-director, consisting primarily of correspondence, scripts, and microfilmed biographical scrapbooks. The correspondence contains originals or copies of letters from Fred Allen, Winthrop Ames, George Arliss, Eleanor Belmont, Walter Damrosch, Joseph E. Davies, Robert H. Davis, Theodore Dreiser, James A. Farley, Arthur Hopkins, Otto Kahn, Groucho and Harpo Marx, Adolphe Menjou, William Saroyan, Alfred E. Smith, Henry L. Stimson, John Steinbeck, Booth Tarkington, Oswald Garrison Villard, William Allen White, Alexander Woollcott, and others. There are scripts (some annotated) for seventeen produced and unproduced titles for stage, screen, and television including “The Butter and Egg Man” (1925), “The Late George Apley” (1944), “The Man Who Came to Dinner” (1939), and several other plays on which Kaufman collaborated with Marc Connelly, Ruth Goodman Goetz, Leueen MacGrath, Morrie Ryskind, Howard Teichmann, and other playwrights.

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Keene, NietzchkaNietzchka Keene papers, 1979-2003.4.2 c.f.,
5.0 c.f. of film,
1.0 c.f. of videorecordings,
2,360 photographs, and
27 tape recordings.

Papers documenting the film production work of an independent filmmaker and teacher of film and video production, lastly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Films documented include Hinterland (1983), The Juniper Tree (1990), Aves (1994), Heroine of Hell (1996), and the uncompleted Barefoot to Jerusalem.

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Kelly, George, 1887-1974.Papers, n.d..0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Papers of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director, consisting of undated manuscripts for three unproduced plays: When Love Beckons, When All Else Fails, and Can Two Walk Together?.

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Kelso, John.Papers.1.0 c.f.

Papers (mostly playbills) relating to the career of actor-director John Kelso, son of the donor.

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Kenly, William.Papers, 1911-1980.12.8 c.f.

Collected and research papers of Kenly, a leader in the founding and running of New York based film societies as well as the director of the Fifth Avenue Cinema and York Film Theaters.

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Kenny, Robert Walker, 1901- .Robert W. Kenny and Robert S. Morris papers, 1940-1957.5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes),
1 tape recording, and
6 disc recordings.

Legal papers of two Los Angeles attorneys who served as counsel for the Hollywood Ten during appearances before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and during subsequent civil suits against the studios to recover losses from the blacklist. Included are correspondence with numerous attorneys and others involved in the cases including Leonard B. Boudin, Charles Katz, Carey McWilliams, Benjamin Margolis, and Alexander Meiklejohn, as well as with Lester Cole, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Adrian Scott, Dalton Trumbo, and other Hollywood Ten clients; transcripts of court proceedings and HUAC testimony; briefs and memoranda concerning points of law; exhibits; depositions from E. J. Mannix, Louis B. Mayer, Dore Schary, Jack Warner, and Darryl F. Zanuck; handwritten notes; and material (some in recorded form) pertaining to the national public relations effort in behalf of the Ten. Also included are legal papers for Michael Wilson, a blacklisted writer who was not a member of the Ten, and miscellaneous research materials concerning the Association of Motion Picture Producers, John E. Rankin, and other topics.

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Kerby, Elizabeth Poe.Papers, 1953-1961.0.1 c.f. (1 folder)

Articles by a free-lance writer on the extent and impact of the Hollywood blacklist which resulted from the investigations of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1952-1953, and an unpublished summary of her findings submitted to the Fund for the Republic in 1955.

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Kerr, Walter, 1913-1966.Walter and Jean Kerr papers, circa 1920-1993.56.4 c.f. (111 archives boxes, 68 volumes, 2 packages),
17 tape recordings, and
16 disc recordings; plus
additions of 8.3 c.f.,
36 photographs, and
6 tape recordings.

Papers of Walter Kerr, playwright and drama critic, and his wife Jean Kerr, humorist and playwright; the collection documents their individual and their collaborative careers. For their New York productions such as King of Hearts (1954), Mary, Mary (1961), and Poor Richard (1964), there are scripts, musical scores and recordings, photographs, notes, clippings, correspondence, and financial records. Also included are materials relating to Walter Kerr’s teaching, and his career as a theater critic. Jean Kerr’s writings are represented by correspondence and financial and legal material for Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1957), and drafts of three collections of her free-lance articles. Among many prominent correspondents in the collection are W.H. Auden, Richard Burton, Carol Channing, Oscar Hammerstein II, Moss Hart, Helen Hayes, Hubert H. Humphrey, Elia Kazan, Clare Boothe Luce, Fredric March, Mary Martin, Groucho Marx, Richard Rodgers, William Saroyan, Gloria Swanson, and Tennessee Williams.

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Kibre, Jefferson, 1906-1966.Papers, 1936-1940.1.6 c.f.

Papers of Jefferson Kibre, a movie studio prop maker and film industry labor organizer during the 1930s, mainly concerning his campaign to reform the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees); including notes for speeches, minutes and notes of meetings, scripts and transcripts, telegrams, correspondence, cartoons, newsletters, labor agreements, petitions, questionnaires and data on film industry labor, news releases, handbills, organizing material, and legal documents (mainly pertaining to a suit filed with the NLRB by the Motion Picture Studio Crafts against the producers running a company union).

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Kinoy, Ernest.Papers, 1948-1987.32.2 c.f. (81 archives boxes); plus
additions of 2.2 c.f.

Papers of a journalist and writer for radio, television, and theater. The majority of the collection consists of scripts for radio and television. Although most radio files contain only one version of a script, the television materials include progressive drafts, together with correspondence and contracts. Among the best represented radio series are “Best Plays,” “Doctor Six-Gun,” “Five Star Matinee,” “Hollywood Love Story,” “The Marriage,” “My Secret Story,” “NBC Theatre,” “NBC University Theatre,” “Nick Carter,” “Woman in Love,” and “X Minus One.” The television files include good coverage of Kinoy’s work for “Big Story (NBC),” “The Defenders” (CBS), “Goodyear/Philco TV Playhouse,” “Dr. Kildare” (NBC), “Naked City” (ABC), “The Marriage,” “Our American Heritage” (NBC), “Roots” and “Roots: The Next Generations” (ABC), “Studio One” (CBS), the made-for-TV movies “Boston,” “Chaplin,” “Lincoln,” “Magnificat,” “Murrow,” and “Skokie,” and many other series and dramatic anthologies. Also present are general correspondence, stage and screen plays, and material on Kinoy’s involvement in the Writers Guild of America.

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Kleinerman, Isaac.Isaac Kleinerman papers, 1954-1974.4.2 c.f. (11 archives boxes) and
283 films and
2 videorecordings; plus
additions of 25 films and
20.9 c.f.

Papers of Isaac Kleinerman (1916-2004), an independent producer-director of television documentaries who worked for NBC (1951-1957) and CBS (1957-1976). The collection primarily concerns programs edited and produced for CBS’s “The Twentieth Century” and “The 21st Century” series, and other work for CBS.

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Kobal, John.Collected papers, 1932-1985.5.6 c.f. and
54 tape recordings.

Scripts, photographs, and recordings collected by Kobal, a writer and researcher in the field of film, television, and drama.

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Kober, Arthur, 1900-1975.Papers, 1921-1975.9.6 c.f (2 archives boxes, 9 cartons) and
1 reel of microfilm (35mm); plus
additions of 0.4 c.f.

Papers of Arthur Kober (1900-1975), a playwright and film, television, and short story writer, most popular during the 1930’s and 1940’s. These are arranged in series of correspondence and related material, personal papers, and writings. Kober’s correspondence dates from the 1920’s through the 1970’s, but is incomplete. Of greatest interest is the file of letters from Lillian Hellman, including a few undated letters apparently written before their divorce in 1930, and later letters which discuss her writing and reveal the nature of their relationship. Other files include letters from family, friends, and business people, among them Bennett Cerf, Harold and Florence Rome, Irene Lee, Irene Mayer Selznick, Herman Shumlin, and Katherine White.

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Koch, Howard.Papers, 1937-1976.2.9 c.f. (7 archives boxes); plus
additions of 0.6 c.f. and
2 photographs.

Papers of Howard Koch (1902-1995), a writer of motion pictures. Included are scripts, revisions, treatments, correspondence, stills, clippings, and explanatory notes for various Warner Brothers releases which Koch wrote including “Casablanca” (1942), for which he received an Acadamy Award; “In This Our Life” (1942); “The Letter” (1940); “Mission to Moscow” (1943); “Rhapsody in Blue” (1945); “The Sea Hawk” (1941); “Sergeant York” (1941); and other produced and unproduced motion pictures. Because “Mission to Moscow” led to Koch’s testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947, the notes and correspondence pertaining to the writing of this screenplay are of special interest. Also relating to this subject are a transcript of his testimony to the committee and notes and correspondence relating to his subsequent blacklisting.

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Koepp, David.David Koepp Collection.

Papers and films of screenwriter and director David Koepp.

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Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980.Papers, 1920-1962.1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)

Papers of Louis Kronenberger (1904-1980), an author, drama critic, and theatrical educator, containing typescripts of plays; drafts of books including The Thread of Laughter (1952) which pertains to dramatic criticism; several novels; drafts of poems, essays, and articles; speeches; and lecture material.

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Lampell, Millard, 1919-1997.Millard Lampell papers, 1936-1997.8.6 c.f. (19 archives boxes, 4 packages),
11 disc recordings,
2 tape recordings, and
1 film; plus
additions of 2.4 c.f.,
5 disc recordings,
3 tape recordings,
98 photographs,
16 videorecordings, and
3 film reels.

Papers of Millard Lampell (1919-1997), a writer for radio, television, motion pictures, and the stage. Non-theatrical writings include articles for The New Republic and correspondence, reviews, and printed copies of his novels The Hero (1949) and Journey to the Cape (1959). Radio files contain scripts for such programs as Green Valley, U.S.A. (CBS), It’s the Navy (WMCA), Men, Machines, and Victory (NBC), On the Beam (WBIG), First in the Air (CBS, published as The Long Way Home, 1946), and various United Nations Radio and public service programs. Several of these are present in recorded form also.

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Lardner, Ring, 1915-2000.Papers, 1947-1953.0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)

Papers of Ring Lardner (1915-2000), a screenwriter who, as one of the Hollywood Ten, was imprisoned for refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Included are articles, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, and publicity concerning Lardner’s appearance before HUAC.

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Lavery, Emmet, 1902-1986.Papers, 1925-1965.2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 2 packages, and 1 oversize folder) and
1 tape recording; plus
additions of 4 pieces of ephemera.

Papers of Emmet Lavery, a stage, screen, and television writer, including scripts, collected articles and letters, clippings, Lavery-edited copies of “The Screen Writer,” and a subject file on Vassar College’s Federal Theatre Project. Scripts present either in manuscript or mimeographed form relate to his stage, television, and film work. Most thoroughly documented is “The Magnificent Yankee,” his 1946 play based on the life of Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. The collection contains particularly useful information about the Hollywood film community and the Screen Writers Guild, which Lavery served as president, 1945-1947, and in which capacity he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

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Lehrman, Leonard.Leonard Lehrman papers, 1970-2004.2.5 c.f.,
1 disc recording,
2 compact discs (audio recordings),
22 tape recordings, and
3 photographs.

Papers and recordings of composer and librettest Leonard J. Lehrman (1949- ), primarily concerning his productions and additions to works by Marc Blitzstein. Also included are numerous programs related to Lehrman’s performances as a pianist; articles and reviews written by Lehrman; and scores for works by Lehrman not related to Blitzstein.

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Levin, Herman, 1907-1990.Herman Levin papers, 1943-1981.30.0 c.f. (68 archives boxes, 8 flat boxes, 2 card boxes),
1 reel of microfilm (35 mm),
4 tape recordings,
1 disc recording, and
2 reels of film; plus
additions of 2 tape recordings.

Papers of a leading Broadway producer. Especially rich in its coverage of the financial aspects of theatrical production, the collection also includes correspondence, contracts and Actors’ Equity agreements, lyrics and orchestrations, microfilmed scrapbooks, a few scripts, and miscellaneous other production records. Much of the collection relates to Levin’s much-acclaimed success “My Fair Lady” (1956), with the remainder consisting of material on other major productions including “Call Me Mister” (1946), produced with Melvyn Douglas; “No Exit” (1946); “Gentlemen Prefer Blonds” (1946), which he produced in collaboration with Oliver Smith; “The Girl Who Came to Supper” (1963); the award-winning “The Great White Hope” (1968); and a controversial “Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen” (1970).

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Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968.Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse papers, 1909-1968, 1980.7.6 c.f. (19 archives boxes)

Papers of two award-winning playwright-producers who formed one of the most successful collaborations in Broadway history. Some of the collection relates to their joint efforts, some to their work alone. Of their collaborative efforts theatrical materials predominate. Among the plays on which there are files are “Anything Goes” (1934), “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1941), “Call Me Madam” (1950), “Detective Story” (1949), “The Great Sebastians” (1956), “The Hasty Heart” (1945), “Life With Father” (1939), “Life With Mother” (1948), “The Sound of Music” (1956), and “State of the Union” (1945). The types of documentation present are scripts and drafts, stage directions, clippings, reviews, and contracts. Also included are scripts for adaptations of several of the above titles for television and motion pictures. Among the notable correspondents are S. N. Behrman, Irving Berlin, Theodore Bikel, William O. Douglas, Edna Ferber, Helen Hayes, Irving Paul Lazar, and Alfred Lunt.

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MacArthur, Charles, 1895-1956.Papers, ca. 1920-1957.1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and
1 reel of microfilm (35mm)

Papers of a noted playwright and screenwriter, consisting of scripts and related notes for motion pictures such as Gunga Din (RKO, 1939), Wuthering Heights (UA, 1939), and The Senator Was Indiscreet (Universal, 1947), and for plays such as Lulu Belle (1926). Several titles relate to MacArthur’s successful collaboration with Ben Hecht in stage and screen writing.

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MacKenna, Kenneth, 1899-1962.Papers, 1947-1958.0.1 c.f. (1 folder)

Papers of Kenneth MacKenna (1899-1962), a story editor at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, consisting of correspondence and memoranda to studio executives which comment on screenplays, film techniques, screenwriting, and selection of stories; speeches; and a typewritten diary of a scouting trip to London in 1947.

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Mailes, Eugene.Papers, 1934-1971.0.2 c.f. (1 archives box) and
8 tape recordings; plus
additions of 2 tape recordings and
1.2 c.f.

Records collected by Mailes pertaining to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and labor problems in the film industry.

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Maltz, Albert, 1908- .Papers, 1932-1985.7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes and 1 flat box),
3 reels of microfilm (35mm),
3 tape recordings, and
photographs, posters, and sketches; plus
additions of 0.1 c.f.

Papers of a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and blacklisted member of the Hollywood Ten. The collection emphasizes his screenwriting and consists of variant drafts for early successes (“Destination Tokyo,” “Pride of the Marines,” and “This Gun for Hire”); later works for which he received no credit (“Broken Arrow” and “The Robe”) or from which he was fired (“Exodus” and “The Execution of Private Slovik”) because of the Blacklist; and numerous unproduced titles. Work for the Theatre Union during the Depression is documented by script drafts (primarily of unproduced plays) and microfilmed clippings. General writings include microfilmed clippings about his short stories and novels, and speeches and statements, many of which concern the Hollywood Ten and related political issues. Also about the Hollywood Ten are minutes and information pertaining to meetings, legal and public relations materials, and recordings of memorial services for Herbert Biberman and Adrian Scott.

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Mandel, Loring, 1928-Loring Mandel papers, 1942-2006.21.3 c.f. (51 archives boxes and 3 flat boxes); plus
additions of 40.8 c.f.
170 photographs,
28 tape recordings,
1 compact disc (audio recording),
46 videorecordings,
2 compact discs (data), and
1 diskette (3.5 inch).

Papers of a playwright and dramatist who gained prominence during the golden age of television drama. Television files include varying quantities of correspondence, scripts and drafts, research and production material, and notes for teleplays which appeared on “CBS Playhouse,” “DuPont Show of the Month” (CBS), “DuPont Show of the Week” (NBC), “Playhouse 90” (CBS), “Studio One” (CBS), and other series. Theater materials include extensive revisions of his dramatization of “Advise and Consent” (1960), together with general and financial correspondence, research, production information, and financial records. There is similar documentation for “Project Immortality” (1966), which made its first award-winning appearance on “Playhouse 90.”

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Margolis, Barbara.Documentary films and research, 1930-1990.106 film reels; plus
additions of 100.0 c.f.,
345 photographs, and
58 negatives.

Documentary filmmaker Barbara Margolis’ (1948- ) collection of newsreel film compiled for her documentary about the Cold War entitled “Are We Winning, Mommy? America and the Cold War” (1986). The footage consists principally of newsreel film from Paramount News and Universal Newsreel for the period 1942 through 1953.

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Marland, Douglas.Papers, 1982-1993.98.0 c.f.

Scripts, outlines, and story notes collected by Douglas Marland (1935-1993) for television soap operas “The Guiding Light,” “Loving,” and “As The World Turns,” for programs aired between March 1, 1982 and May 3, 1993.

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Marx, Groucho, 1891-1977.Papers, 1928-1971.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Papers of an actor, comedian, and writer, including correspondence and copies of scripts for Animal Crackers (Para., 1930), Duck Soup (Para., 1933), A Night at the Opera (MGM, 1935), and eight other Marx Brothers films, the originals of which are held by the Library of Congress. The correspondence is between Marx and his friend, Dr. Samuel Salinger, the donor of this portion of the collection. Generally personal in nature, the letters contain references to socialized medicine, World War II, and Marx’s career.

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Mayer, HaroldHarold and Lynne Rhodes Mayer Collection, 1955-19854.6 cubic feet (12 archives boxes) plus audiovisual materials

Papers and audiovisual material of Harold and Lynne Rhodes Mayer, internationally recognized documentary filmmakers.

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McBride, Joseph, 1947-Joseph McBride papers, 1960-2008.41.6 c.f. (107 archives boxes) and
66 tape recordings; plus
additions of 63.4 c.f.,
11 audio casettes,
1 DVD recording,
19 computer discs, and
1 computer game on 3 DVDs.

Papers of Joseph McBride, a film critic and writer, consisting of script drafts, source material, storyboards, and notes from more than 90 projects in film, television, and theater. Included is material related to his books Orson Welles (1972), John Ford (1974) co-authored with Michael Wilmington, Persistence of Vision (1969), High and Inside: The Complete Guide to Baseball Slang (1980), and Hawks on Hawks (1982); to the films Blood and Guts (1978), Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979), and Prom Night (1980); and to several American Film Institute television salutes to movie notables. Tape recordings include interviews conducted by McBride with Fred Astaire, Jacqueline Bisset, Frank Capra, Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Robert Mitchum, Donna Reed, Jimmy Stewart, Billy Wilder, and others.

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McGilligan, Patrick.Patrick McGilligan papers, 1945-2003.1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and
436 tape recordings; plus
additions of 27.9 c.f.,
6 disc recordings,
2 videorecordings,
2 films,
127 photographs, and
1.0 c.f. of photographs and transparencies.

Papers of film critic Patrick McGilligan, consisting chiefly of tapes, transcripts, and draft and printed copies of interviews with motion picture celebrities. Also included are biographical materials, fragmentary correspondence, a play, and a motion picture synopsis. Articles and a book prospectus and one chapter draft about Karleton Armstrong relate to McGilligan’s anti-war involvement while a student at the University of Wisconsin.

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McGowan, John Wesley, 1894- .Papers, 1927-1954.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Papers of an actor, playwright, and director, consisting of scripts, drafts, and clippings for such musicals as Flying High (1930), Girl Crazy (1930), and Hold Everything (1928).

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McNeely, Jerry.Papers, 1953-1988.36.0 c.f. (90 archives boxes) and
57 tape recordings; plus
additions of 13.9 c.f.,
2 tape recordings, and
2 films.

Papers of an educator and television writer. The papers document McNeely’s work both as a writer and producer for television and as a University of Wisconsin-Madison speech professor, a role he gave up in 1975 to work full-time for MTM Enterprises.

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Merrick, David, 1912- .Papers, 1952-1961.9.2 c.f. (23 archives boxes, 1 flat box)

Papers of a theatrical producer, consisting of extensive business records, scripts, and correspondence for twelve plays presented by Merrick either alone or in association with others. Among these are “Destry Rides Again” (1959), “The Entertainer” (1958), “Fanny” (1954), “Look Back in Anger” (1957), “The Matchmaker” (1955), and “Romanoff and Juliet” (1957). Seven boxes of the collection are comprised entirely of scripts for plays, motion pictures, musicals, and adaptations of novels and stories which were submitted for production by various authors.

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Miller, Gilbert, 1884-1969.Scripts, 1929-1958.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Scripts for nine plays, including The Rope Dancers (1957), Under Milk Wood (1957), and Witness for the Prosecution (1954), which were produced or considered for production by Miller, a noted Broadway producer-director.

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Miller, Winston, 1910- .Papers, 1936-1971, 1989.8.8 c.f. (22 archives boxes)

Papers of a screenwriter and television writer-producer, consisting primarily of scripts and some supplementary notes and production material. Of Miller’s many film credits, there are 15 scripts from Republic’s Dick Tracy series, numerous scripts for westerns made during the 1940’s such as “My Darling Clementine” (20th Century Fox, 1946), and a shooting script for “Gone With the Wind” (MGM, 1939). Television scripts are the largest part of the collection. Here the earlier materials are also in the western genre and include files for “Cimarron City” (CBS), “Gunsmoke” (CBS), “Rawhide” (CBS), “The Virginian” (NBC), “Wagon Train” (NBC), and other series. Later in his career Miller turned to producing and the collection contains extensive files on two such credits, “Ironside” (NBC) and “The Bold Ones” (NBC).

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Mirisch, Walter, 1921- .Papers, 1946-1978.12.8 c.f. (25 archives boxes, 10 packages),
13 disc recordings, and
21 reels of film; plus
additions of 1.2 c.f.,
4 films, and
28 videorecordings.

Papers of an Academy Award-winning motion picture producer and founder of the Mirisch Corporation, consisting of records of various films and television series produced by Mirischor by his company. Present in varying quantities, the files include shooting scripts, stills, advertising and publicity kits, films, sound recordings, and set and costume designs. Among theMirisch Corporation productions (all released by United Artists) are “The Apartment” (1960), “The Children’s Hour” (1962), “The Great Escape” (1963), “Hawaii” (1966), “The Horse Soldiers” (1959), “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (1967), “In the Heat of the Night” (1967), “Irma La Douce” (1963), “The Magnificent Seven” (1960), “One, Two, Three” (1961), “The Pink Panther” (1964), “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming” (1966), “Some Like It Hot” (1959), “Toys in the Attic” (1963), “Two for the See-saw” (1962), and “West Side Story” (1961).

Records of television work include shooting scripts, films, and budgets for “Hey, Landlord” (NBC), “Peter Loves Mary” (NBC), “Rat Patrol” (ABC), and “Wichita Town” (NBC-film).

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Mitchell, Gordon S., 1907-Gordon S. Mitchell papers, 1946-1971.3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and
48 cans of film; plus
additions of 17 cans of film.

Papers of a producer of documentary films and television commercials. The bulk of the collection relates to commercials made by All Scope Pictures, Inc., Mitchell’s production company, in behalf of advertising agencies such as Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborn; McCann Erickson; Walter Sausy; and Young & Rubicam. Included in the production files are scripts, correspondence, budgets, contracts, and storyboards for commercials for such nationally-prominent clients as Chrysler Corp., E.J. Gallo Winery, General Electric, General Mills, Kaiser Aluminum, Lucky Lager Brewing Co., Max Factor and Co., Rexall Drug Co., W.A. Schaeffer Pen Co., and Standard Oil of California. Also present are correspondence and notes for three Movietone News features, including one about John F. Kennedy’s 1960 California campaign, and fragmentary production files for several proposed television series and special purpose films. Miscellaneous correspondence includes a letter from Darryl F. Zanuck. Films are television programs, instructional and documentary films, and commercials for showing on television or in theaters.

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Moorehead, Agnes, 1901-1974.Papers, 1923-1974.67.0 c.f. (70 archives boxes and 92 flat boxes); plus
additions of 10 tape recordings and
4 cartons of disc recordings.

Papers of a prominent actress known for her work in radio, television, motion pictures, and theater. Over half the collection is comprised of scrapbooks, 1928-1973, containing correspondence and fan mail, clippings, programs, photographs, and memorabilia. Prominent correspondents include Norman Corwin, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Paul Gregory, Helen Hayes, Mary McCarthy, and Aaron Spelling. Several volumes are devoted to particular roles including her appearances in Citizen Kane (RKO, 1942), Don Juan in Hell, Journey Into Fear (RKO, 1942), The Magnificent Ambersons (RKO, 1942), and Mrs. Parkington (MGM, 1944).

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MTM Enterprises.Records, 1970-1990.39.0 c.f. (31 record center cartons and 20 archives boxes),
1 tape recording,
15 films, and
107 videorecordings; plus
additions of 1.0 c.f.

Scripts of television series, pilots, and specials produced by MTM Enterprises, one of the leading independent production companies for television during the 1970s and 1980s. MTM Enterprises was organized in 1970 by Grant Tinker, a television executive and director, and actress Mary Tyler Moore, who starred in the company’s first show, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” That series was typical of MTM’s realistic and literate situation comedy and dramatic shows, many of which have won Emmy awards.

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Myerberg, Michael, 1906- .Papers, 1940-1971.12.5 c.f. (6 record center cartons, 11 archives boxes, and 1 oversize box) and
2 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Papers of a versatile theatrical producer who has worked successfully in films and television, as a businessman, and as an inventor. Myerberg’s multi-faceted projects include creation of the format and sound track for Fantasia (Walt Disney, 1940); purchase and management of the Mansfield Theatre, New York (later renamed the Brooks Atkinson Theatre); production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Skin of Our Teeth; adaptation, direction, and production of Dear Judas (1947); invention of a rubber-face puppet, a new flexible joint, and new techniques of rubber casting, all used in the highly-acclaimed children’s film, Hansel and Gretel (RKO, 1954); production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (1956) and the play (and later, film) Compulsion (1957), a story based on the lives of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb; and development of retirement properties in Florida and, with Murray Kaufman (disc jockey “Murray the K”), of discotheques in New York and Florida.

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Myers, Richard, 1901- .Papers, 1928-1962.11.2 c.f. (30 archives boxes)

Papers of a composer and producer of Broadway plays most prominently known for his collaboration with Richard Aldrich and Julius Fleischmann. Although best on the financial aspects of theatrical production, the papers also contain information on casting, costuming, lighting, and direction for the plays which Myers produced. In addition to financial records, the collection is comprised of contracts, correspondence, clippings, and some photographs and scripts. Documentation concerns The Moon is Blue (1951), Goodbye, My Fancy (1949), The Innocents (1950), My Dear Children (1940), Plan M (1942, with Max Reinhardt and Norman Bel Geddes), and The Shrike (1952). Papers on the Cape Playhouse, which was operated by one of Myers’ associates, are also present.

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Nash, N. Richard.N. Richard Nash papers, 1925-2000.21.2 c.f. (53 archives boxes); plus
additions of 32.6 c.f.,
200 photographs,
350 negatives,
6 tape recordings,
1 compact disc (audio), and
1 computer diskette (3.5 in.)

Papers of N. Richard Nash (1913-2000), an American playwright and author, best known for his Broadway play and film, The Rainmaker, and his teleplays for television series such as the Philco Playhouse. Included are drafts and final versions of Nash’s plays, teleplays screenplays, short stories, novels, and unfinished works. Many are heavily annotated with outlines, treatments, synopses, notes, and with other production-related materials. Among the works represented are Nash’s award-winning plays, Parting at Imsdorf and Rouge Atomique, his Broadway plays Second Best Bed, The Young and Fair, See the Jaguar, The Rainmaker, Girls of Summer, Handful of Fire, Wildcat, and The Happy Time. Other files consist of correspondence, personal papers, contracts and financial records, and works by other authors.

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National Collegiate Players (U.S.). Wisconsin Chapter.Records, 1919-1964.0.1 c.f. (1 folder)

Chapter roll of the Wisconsin chapter of the national honorary drama fraternity, of which Fredric March was a founding member. Also included is a brochure about the history of the national organization.

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National Endowment for the Arts. Theatre Advisory Panel.Notebooks, 1976-1978.3.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons)

Notebooks acquired by director Alan Schneider as a member of the Theatre Advisory Panel of the NEA, containing grant applications and summaries which document the role of the federal government in assisting the arts, reveal the types of theatre projects which receive assistance, and provide brief overviews of many of the theatre groups operating throughout the country. Some annotations by Schneider are present.

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Neuman, E. Jack.Papers, 1935-1990.38.8 c.f. (97 archives boxes),
23 tape recordings, and
1 reel of microfilm (35mm); plus
additions of 5.0 c.f. and
tape recordings, videocassettes, and artwork.

Papers of a television and motion picture writer-producer, primarily comprised of files on motion pictures, television series, and made-for-TV movies which Neuman wrote and/or produced. Made up of scripts and drafts, correspondence, production reports, and schedules, the collection demonstrates well the background research and social content for whichNeuman is known. This is particularly true of files on his television adaptation of Albert Speer’s memoirs, “Inside the Third Reich,” and of the files on “Mr. Novak” (NBC) and “Sam Benedict” (NBC), both of which are also useful for studying network censorship, program concept development and sales, and ratings.

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Nicholson, Kenyon, b. 1894.Papers, 1915-1960.3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and
1 reel of microfilm (35mm)

Papers of a playwright, screenwriter, and editor, consisting chiefly of synopses, treatments, scenarios, and scripts for Nicholson’s work in theater, motion pictures, and radio. Several of the theater scripts were co-authored with his friend S. N. Behrman. Also of interest is a film treatment heavily annotated by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripts for the radio programs “Cavalcade of America” (CBS), which Nicholson produced, and “Theatre Guild of the Air” (ABC, later on the “United States Steel Hour” on NBC), for which he was an adapter. Also present are general correspondence, financial records, legal files, playbills, reviews, clippings, and microfilmed scrapbooks which relate in particular to his work in the theater. Prominent correspondents include Bernard Baruch, Behrman, David Belasco, Thomas E. Dewey, Walter Huston, Carl Laemmle, H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan, Billy Rose, Dore Schary, Robert E. Sherwood, Stuart Walker, and Darryl F. Zanuck.

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O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953.Papers, 1919-1953.0.1 c.f. (1 folder)

Photocopies of correspondence held by Cornell University from playwright Eugene O’Neill and his wife Carlotta to critic George Jean Nathan which were copied for personal research by Jonathan Curvin, a member of the Theater Department of the University of Wisconsin.

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Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975.Lecture [sound recording], 1964.3 tape recordings.

Recorded lecture on the role of the designer in the contemporary theater delivered at the University of Wisconsin by an award-winnning designer, theater consultant, and educator.

audio collection, designer, and theaterLink
Ornitz, Samuel, 1890-1957.Papers, 1919-1957.2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)

Papers of a screenwriter and member of the Hollywood Ten who was imprisoned in 1950 after refusing to answer questions before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The collection includes correspondence, writings, and other files. Present are manuscripts for two major novels, Haunch, Paunch, and Jowl (1923), and Bride of the Sabbath (1951), scripts for several stage plays, and only a few screenplays and outlines. Annotated research files, clippings, and notes on Judaism and psychiatry illuminate the socio-political themes which were prominent in Ornitz’s work. Also of interest are files which demonstrate his method of character development. Other files relate to Theodore Dreiser’s investigation of the labor conditions in Harlan County, Kentucky, in 1931, and to the Hollywood Ten trial.

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Orr, Ann.Papers.1.5 c.f. and
2 tape recordings.

Albums, photographs, and clippings documenting the life and career of Ann Orr, a Broadway actress from the teens into the thirties, who, through marriage, was also one of the bright lights of Palm Beach society. Her career on the stage and in two films, as well as society life in Palm Beach and Bridgeport, Conn., is documented in the photographs and clippings. Also included are two tape recordings of an interview made on April 15, 1988, by Maxine Fleckner-Ducey with Orr’s great-niece, Marlea Edinger.

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Osborn, Paul, 1901- .Papers, 1926-1964.7.8 c.f. (18 archives boxes, 4 volumes, 3 packages)

Papers of a well known writer of plays, motion pictures, and adaptations, consisting of scripts, revisions, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and playbills. Among the represented plays are A Bell for Adano (1944), Mornings at Seven (1939), On Borrowed Time (1938), Point of No Return (1951), and The World of Suzie Wong (1958); among the motion pictures present are East of Eden (Warner Bros., 1955), Homecoming (MGM, 1948), Madame Curie (MGM, 1943), Mrs. Miniver (MGM, 1942), The Old Man and the Sea (Warner Bros., 1955), Sayonara (Warner Bros., 1957), South Pacific (Magna Theatre Corp., 1958), Wild River (20th Century-Fox, 1960), The Yearling (MGM, 1940), and The Young in Heart (UA, 1938). Relating to his writing techniques are a group of annotated novels which Osborn adapted for dramatic production.

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Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment, Inc.Records, 1983-2004.14.8 c.f. and
18 photographs.

Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment, Inc Collection consisting of script, production, and development files of a production company making theatrical and made-for-televison moving pictures, television series, and television programs.

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Patrick, John, 1907- .Papers, 1944-1959.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Papers of a playwright and screenwriter, including drafts of plays, scripts, correspondence, some playbills, and copies of foreign editions of his work. Insights into the writer’s craft are provided by numerous notes, insertions, and corrections in Patrick’s hand on such plays as The Hasty Heart (1945) and The Story of Mary Surratt (1947), but for his Pulitzer Prize-winning work The Teahouse of the August Moon (1953), there are only brief notes on dialogue, playbills, photographs, and clippings. Included with the documentation of his career as a screenwriter are drafts, treatments, and extensive correspondence relating to location problems, censorship. and difficulties with actors’ rights and perogatives encountered during the filming of The World of Suzie Wong (Para., 1960).

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Pendrell, Ernest, 1913-1992.Ernest Pendrell papers, 1939-1982.4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes), and
17 films; plus
additions of 0.9 c.f., and
6.0 c.f. of films.

Papers of Ernest Pendrell, a journalist and maker of television documentaries. The bulk of the collection consists of shooting scripts, research, transcripts of interviews, films, financial records, and reviews relating to ABC News’ “Scope” and “Directions” series and to a number of individual news specials aired by that network. Among the subjects treated are marijuana and drug abuse, abortion, race relations, the welfare system, violence in Northern Ireland, nuclear power, and the Vietnam conflict and the problems of the veterans of that era. Also present are script materials for “Guns of August” (Universal, 1964), a full-length documentary film about World War I; “Feeling Good,” a PBS series on health; and files on several unproduced titles. Dramatic writings are less well represented, but include four plays and a script for “DuPont Show of the Week” (NBC).

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Perl, Arnold, 1914-1971.Papers, 1947-1964.1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes),
32 disc recordings,
11 tape recordings,
1 reel of microfilm (35mm), and
photographs and posters.

Papers of a producer and playwright primarily concerning two plays, ” The World of Sholom Aleichem” (1953) and “Tevya and His Daughters” (1959), which Perl adapted from the stories of Sholom Aleichem and produced with Howard Da Silva. Documentation includes production correspondence, script drafts, financial records, photographs, recordings, microfilmed clippings, and publicity. Four other productions are less thoroughly represented. Also in the collection are some miscellaneous papers relating to Banner Productions, Perl’s production company.

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Pett, Ernest H.Papers, 1926-1933.0.1 c.f. (1 folder); plus
additions of 0.1 c.f.

Papers concerning two minstrel shows and one melodrama held in Madison, Wisconsin, in which the donor participated. Included are scripts, correspondence, programs, clippings, notes, and an orchestra cue sheet.

manuscript collection, theater, and WisconsinLink
Playwrights' Company.Records, 1938-1960.30.0 c.f. (68 archives boxes and 7 flat boxes) and
3 tape recordings.

Records of a company formed in 1938 to produce plays written by its members: Maxwell Anderson, S. N. Behrman, Sidney Howard, Elmer Rice, and Robert E. Sherwood. In subsequent years the company admitted Robert W. Anderson, Kurt Weill, and Roger L. Stevens and began producing plays by outside playwrights. The company dissolved in 1960. The bulk of the records relate to the business and legal aspects of theatrical production although information on the artistic aspects of production is also included. The documentation relates to the company’s relations with some of the leading American and British theatrical personalities of its era. Among them are Marc Blitzstein, Harold Clurman, Katharine Cornell, Hume Cronyn, Jose Ferrer, Garson Kanin, Elia Kazan, Joshua Logan, Alfred Lunt, Guthrie McClintic, Jo Mielziner, Spencer Tracy, and Margaret Webster.

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Pollock, David.Scripts, 1970-1989.1.0 c.f.

Scripts for television comedy shows written by David Pollock (1961- ) and his collaborator, Elias Davis. Included are scripts for shows such as “The Carol Burnett Show,” “Cheers,” “The Don Knotts Show,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and “M*A*S*H,” as well as various pilots. Also in the collection is a script for the pilot episode of “Your Place or Mine?,” co-written with Paddy Chayefsky.

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Pollock, Louis, 1904-1964.Papers, 1932-1965.1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and
1 disc recording.

Papers of a motion picture and television writer-publicist whose work was blacklisted during the 1950s as a result of mistaken identity. Scripts for radio, television, and motion pictures form the major portion of the collection; of these several were written under the pseudonym Joe Madison. Most television programs for which Pollock wrote are represented by single scripts, though there are multiple titles for “The Richard Boone Show” and a recording of one episode of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Also included are many short stories and articles and a published copy of his book, “Stork Bites Man.”

A small subject file contains clippings and fragmentary correspondence, some relating to his blacklisting, and financial and promotional materials. Relating to his work as a publicist for Universal is a 1938 memorandum describing the structure and operation of the studio’s promotion department; financial records of a promotional tour for “Back Street”; and a bound compendium on Hollywood advertising of 1936 and 1937 films. Prominent correspondents include Linus Pauling and Clifford Odets.

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Polonsky, Abraham.Papers, 1936-1968.5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes)

Papers of a screenwriter and filmmaker who was blacklisted in Hollywood after his refusal to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Among Polonsky’s papers are manuscripts of his novels and stories; scripts for radio, theater, television, and motion pictures, including documentation for his highly-acclaimed film, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (Universal, 1969); and diaries of his personal life, 1951-1967.

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Pomainville, Harold,Recordings.17 tape recordings and
78 disc recordings.

Unidentified sound recordings.

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Preminger, Otto.Papers, 1948-1972.5.4 c.f. (12 archives boxes and 1 flat box); plus
additions of 3.6 c.f.

Papers of a Hollywood motion picture director-producer. Included are production files for “Hurry Sundown,” “In Harm’s Way,” and “Skidoo” which contain scripts, correspondence, call sheets, reports, breakdowns, musical scores, cast lists, financial and promotional materials, notes, and sketches. Although the quantity and type of material varies with each film, these files generally document aspects of film-making such as writing, casting, design, technical production, and promotion. Noteworthy in the “Skidoo” files is a series of notes which describe the activities and accomplishments of each day’s shooting; occasionally these include short quotes made by Premingeron the set which reveal his directing methods and temperament. A dissertation by Ronald Policy, based on the “Skidoo” records and describing the film’s production, is also included. A small file of biographical clippings completes the collection.

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Riddle, Nelson.Orchestrations, undated.1.2 c.f. (5 flat boxes)

Fifty-three holograph orchestrations of composer, conductor, and arranger Nelson Riddle (1921-1985). Prepared by Riddle in his capacity as music director for Capital Records, the arrangements are all for Ella Fitzgerald recordings of Ira Gershwin songs.

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Rinzel, Dennis J.Papers, 1949-1974.0.2 c.f.,
3 tape recordings, and
17 photographs.

Materials collected during Rinzel’s research for his master’s thesis about the ZIV-TV series “I Led Three Lives,” based on the true story of FBI counter-spy Herbert A. Philbrick. Included are clippings; correspondence; analyses of the show’s episodes; tape recorded interviews with Philbrick, Jon Epstein, Frederick W. Ziv, and actor Richard Carlson; and photographs.

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Roberts, Flora.Lecture [sound recording], 1963.1 tape recording.

“Broadway or Theatre,” a lecture by theatrical agent Flora Roberts.

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Rodman, Howard, d. 1985.Papers, 1942-1977.36.8 c.f. (92 archives boxes) and
28 reels of microfilm (35mm); plus
additions of 6.0 c.f.,
5 tape recordings, and
1 videorecording.

Papers of a writer for radio, television, motion pictures, and the theater. The collection documents the entire span of Rodman’s career from his early days as a writer of short stories to a script writer for the broadcast media and a creator of television series. Best coverage of his broadcasting work is provided by files on United Nations Radio; television anthologies and series such as “Actor’s Studio” (CBS), “Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre” (NBC), “Hallmark Hall of Fame” (NBC), “Lamp Unto My Feet” (CBS), “Naked City” (ABC), “Route 66” (CBS), “Studio One” (CBS), and “You Are There” (CBS); and “Clear and Present Danger,” a made-for-TV movie (NBC). There are also files on ten produced and unproduced motion pictures including “An American Dream” (Warner Bros., 1966) and “Winning” (UA, 1966). Smaller files relate to his short stories and plays.

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Rogosin, Lionel, 1924- .Films, 1956-1974.281 reels of film; plus
additions of tape recordings and
21 film reels.

Completed films, workprints, outtakes, and trims from “Come Back Africa,” “Arab Israeli Dialogue,” “Black Fantasy,” “Black Roots,” “Good Times, Wonderful Times,” “On the Bowery,” “Oysters Are in Season,” and other works of documentary film producer and director Lionel Rogosin.

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Rose, Reginald, 1920- .Papers, 1952-1979.27.2 c.f. (68 archives boxes),
3 tape recordings, and
260 films; plus
7.1 c.f. of additions.

Papers of a noted writer for television, motion pictures, and the stage. Television files containing variant drafts of scripts, correspondence, clippings, and production information comprise the bulk of the collection. Of these, there are extensive files on “Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre” (NBC), “Danger” (CBS), “Playhouse 90” (CBS), and “Studio One” (CBS). For “The Defenders” (CBS), which Rose created and wrote, there are scripts and a film for every episode of the program’s five-year history. The remainder of the collection consists of motion picture scripts, including “Twelve Angry Men” (UA, 1957), which Rose adapted from a “Studio One” teleplay and then co-produced; unproduced ideas; plays; and sound recordings of eight of his early television plays.

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Rosenberg, Meta.Papers, 1979-1980.1.0 c.f.

Scripts of the television series “The Rockford Files,” 1979; and an ABC television movie “The Minnesota Strip,” 1979 (accompanied by a 1980 letter), all produced by Meta Rosenberg (1915-2005).

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Rosenthal, Jean, 1912-1969.Jean Rosenthal papers, 1941-1972.17.2 c.f. (41 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 2 oversize folders); plus
additions of 30.8 c.f.

Papers of a lighting and scenic director including lighting plots, charts and notes, and set designs for numerous Broadway productions, performances of the New York City Opera, and various community and school productions for which she served as consultant. Among her documented Broadway productions are “Caligula” (1961) “Dark at the Top of the Stairs” (1957), “Destry Rides Again” (1959), “The Disenchanted” (1958), “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (1962), “Jamaica” (1957), “Take Me Along” (1959), and “West Side Story” (1957).

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Ross, Jerome, 1911- .Papers, 1949-1969.7.6 c.f. (19 archives boxes)

Papers of a television and motion picture writer, consisting mainly of scripts, drafts, notes and research, and other production materials for over 40 television series with which Ross was involved. Most thoroughly documented is his writing for Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre (NBC), Armstrong Circle Theatre (CBS and NBC), Bing Crosby Show (ABC), The Defenders (CBS), Dr. Kildare (NBC), I Remember Mama (CBS), NBC Matinee Theatre, Robert Montgomery Presents (NBC), and Studio One (CBS). Two boxes contain similar, but less extensive materials pertaining to radio and motion pictures.

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Ross, Jerry, 1926-1955.Papers, 1934-1955.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Papers of a composer and lyricist, consisting of contracts and handwritten and printed copies of songs by Ross alone or in collaboration with Richard Adler. Most notable are the files on Damn Yankees (1950) and Pajama Game (1954).

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Roth, Wolfgang.Papers, 1936-1973.3.2 c.f. (1 archives box and 3 flat boxes)

Papers of a stage designer, consisting of photographs, original and photostatic copies of set, prop, and costume designs and some annotated scripts, sketches, and lighting plots for various dramatic and operatic productions in the United States and Germany. Of special interest is Roth’s reminiscent article about his relationship with Bertolt Brecht and his set designs for Brecht on Brecht (1961).

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Rouleau, Greg, 1914-1973.Papers, 1912-1938, 1969.2.5 c.f. (6 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize file)

Papers of an early twentieth century, upper midwestern vaudeville stock performer, magician, public relations executive, and radio manager. The collection focuses exclusively on Rouleau’s involvement with stock companies during the early stages of his career and is composed almost entirely of scripts–both complete scripts and individual character’s prompt scripts. Many are heavily annotated. A few of the scripts have Frank Winninger’s name on them and probably were used by his stock company, the Winninger Players. Of interest are scripts for several cross fires, the short routines or one-liners used as a break between acts in vaudeville, and stories and synopses for short acts featuring either black performers or white performers in blackface. Also included are miscellaneous general flyers and announcements and a poster for the Slout Players, the Norma Ginnivan Dramatic and Vaudeville Company, and productions of “Crazy Politics” and “Front Page Stuff.”

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Ruby, Harry.Papers, 1926-1951.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Papers of a composer, lyricist, and writer of plays and motion pictures, consisting of scripts and music for motion pictures and Broadway musicals. Motion picture files contain scripts for Animal Crackers (Para., 1930), Horse Feathers (Para., 1932), Three Little Words (MGM, 1950), which was based on Ruby’s long, successful collaboration with Bert Kalmar, and other films. Theater files include the books for The Five 0’Clock Girl (1927), High Kickers (1941), Lucky (1927), and The Ramblers (1926), and musicals and revues which Ruby wrote in association with Kalmar, Otto Harbach, Guy Bolton, and George Jessel. Also included are manuscript copies of six songs, including Groucho Marx’s “Hooray for Captain Spaulding” from Animal Crackers, “Three Little Words,” and “Who’s Sorry Now.”

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Ryskind, Morrie, 1895-1985.Papers, 1927-1978.6.6 c.f. (17 archives boxes)

Papers of Morrie Ryskind (1895-1985), a playwright, lyricist, and conservative newspaper columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Washington Star syndicates. The collection primarily illustrates Ryskind’s journalistic career; few theater-related materials are present. Also included are correspondence with friends, readers, and prominent politicians; and some of his newspaper columns.

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Salomon, Henry J., 1917-1958.Papers, 1934-1962.1.4 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box) and
1 film.

Papers of a creator, writer, and producer of television documentaries. Much of Salomon’s collection focuses on World War II, either by means of his personal wartime correspondence; his participation in the preparation and writing of Samuel Eliot Morison’s History of United States Naval Operations in World War II; or his involvement in the creation and production of Victory at Sea, an NBC television series based on the Navy’s exploits during the war. Included are business and personal correspondence, research materials, correspondence and logs documenting his research activities during the war and in post-war Japan, scripts and clippings for Victory at Sea, a copy of the book adapted from the series and a promotional booklet from NBC, clippings and promotional booklets for Project XX (NBC), and biographical material including a film. Among the prominent correspondents are S. N. Behrman, Samuel Eliot Morison, Nathan M. Pusey, Robert W. Sarnoff, and Romney Wheeler.

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Sanford, Donald S., 1918- .Papers, 1937-1999.20.4 c.f. (51 archives boxes); plus
additions of 5.6 c.f. and
94 photographs.

Papers of a motion picture and television writer. Television files, which are most extensive, consist of correspondence, clippings, synopses, and scripts, many bearing informative annotations. Best represented of Sanford’s many television credits are the series “Bonanza” (NBC), “Days of Our Lives” (NBC), “Ellery Queen” (DuMont), “The Felony Squad” (ABC), “Gunsmoke” (CBS), “Laramie” (NBC), “Loretta Young Show” (NBC), “M Squad” (NBC), “Martin Kane, Private Eye” (DuMont), “Passport to Danger” (CBS), “Perry Mason” (CBS), “The Plainclothesman” (DuMont), “Telephone Time” (CBS), and “Thriller” (NBC).

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Schary, Dore.Dore Schary papers, 1920-1980.74.2 c.f. (203 archives boxes, 1 carton, 1 flat box),
37 reels of microfilm (35 mm),
26 tape recordings,
231 disc recordings,
55 reels of film, and
photographs; plus
additions of 0.8 c.f.

Papers of Dore Schary (1905-1980), a playwright, motion picture executive, and activist in Jewish and liberal political causes documenting both his personal and professional life. Included are general correspondence; microfilmed scrapbooks; scripts and production material for plays and motion pictures; records pertaining to MGM; non-dramatic writings, speeches (many in recorded form), and an autobiography and a family memoir; home movies and photographs; correspondence, reports, lists, financial records, and speeches from his tenure as national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League (also available on microfilm) and subject files on other organizations with which he was involved such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Jewish Committee, and the Democratic Party; and personal and biographical information.

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Schisgal, Murray, 1926- .Papers, 1964-1968.1.6 c.f (4 archives boxes)

Papers of a playwright, consisting entirely of drafts of the play Jimmy Shine (1968). Later versions of the script bear rehearsal, actors’, and director’s notes.

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Schneider, Alan, 1917- .Papers, 1929-1981.82.0 c.f. (109 archives boxes, 38 record center cartons, 1 volume, 1 package) and
15 tape recordings; plus
additions of 4.2 c.f.,
2 tape recordings, and
44 photographs.

Papers of a well-known theatrical director who has been associated with the work of Edward Albee, Robert Anderson, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, and other prominent modern playwrights. The bulk of the collection consists of papers relating to plays which Schneider directed or considered for direction. The documentation varies in depth for each production, and ranges from director’s scripts, production notes, correspondence, and contracts to playbills and clippings. Represented are productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, on television, and by various regional and student theatrical groups.

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Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984.Papers, 1930-1961.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Handwritten scores by a composer of musical comedies for the stage and the screen, including A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1951) and By the Beautiful Sea (1954), two works written in collaboration with Dorothy Fields.

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Seaton, George, 1911-1979.Papers, 1934-1977.11.6 c.f. (29 archives boxes); plus
additions of 7.0 c.f.,
63 disc recordings,
3 tape recordings, and
61 reels of film.

Papers of George Seaton (1911-1979), an Academy Award winning screenwriter, director, and producer, reflecting his work in the film industry. Among the documentation present are scripts and drafts, research notes, correspondence, financial records, cast and crew lists, production reports, shooting schedules, and reviews.

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Serling, Rod, 1924- .Papers, 1943-1971.32.0 c.f. (80 archives boxes and 1 folder),
2 tape recordings,
15 photographs,
1 film, and
1 reel of microfilm (35mm); plus
additions of 2.0 c.f. of dictabelts.

Papers of a television and motion picture writer best known for his tales of the supernatural. Included are correspondence, scripts, speeches and articles, reports, press releases, and clippings. Half of the collection consists of files on his produced and unproduced writings for television, motion pictures, radio, and the theater.

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Shaw, David, 1916-2007.David Shaw papers, 1965-1969.1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes)

Papers of the writer-executive producer of the television series Shane (ABC), consisting almost entirely of variant scripts, shooting schedules, reports, and other production material for this program, plus variant scripts for the motion picture “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.”

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Sheerin, Robert,Robert Sheerin films, 1914-1973.61 films.

Shorts and feature films collected by Sheerin.

collector, film, and film collectionLink
Sheldon, Sidney.Papers, 1963-1968.12.2 c.f. (31 archives boxes)

Papers of Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007), a television writer, producer, playwright, and author. The collection concerns both produced and unproduced television shows and includes pilots, final drafts, scripts, holographs, story synopses, call sheets, cast and crew lists, censor reports, correspondence, and shooting schedules. The television series represented in the collection are The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, and Nancy. For the unproduced television shows there are scripts, holographs, notes, and casting materials for “The Connie Stevens Show” and “The Flip Wilson Show” (not the popular version first televised in September 1970).

manuscript collection, playwright, producer, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Shumlin, Herman, b. 1898.Papers, 1930-1968.8.6 c.f. (21 archives boxes, 1 flat box, oversize items) and
4 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Papers of Herman Shumlin (1898-1979), a leading producer and director of Broadway dramas consisting of correspondence, production and publicity materials, financial and legal records, clippings, a few scripts and directors’ prompt books, and miscellaneous production materials. Coverage is most complete for “The Deputy” (1964) and “Inherit the Wind” (1955), while “The Corn is Green” (1943), “Grand Hotel” (1930), “The Male Animal” (1940), and plays done in association with Lillian Hellman are documented primarily by microfilmed pressbooks.

The correspondence documents Shumlin’s involvement in organizations such as the Council of the Living Theatre and the League of New York Theatres; his motion picture work for Warner Brothers during World War II; his financial support of numerous theatrical and social action organizations; and his relationship with British and American actors, playwrights, and authors, producers and directors, critics, composers, and others.

director, film, mixed collection, producer, studio era, theater, and Warner BrothersLink
Siegel, Allan.Papers, 1967-2001.7.6 c.f.,
417 transparencies and photographs,
153 videorecordings, and
16 tape recordings.

Papers of a filmmaker and founding member of Third World Newsreel, including research and production files for various projects, film logs, scripts, personal notebooks and sketchbooks, videotapes, slides, and sound recordings.

director, documentary, film, mixed collection, and politicsLink
Simkowski, George R.Papers, 1982-1998.15.2 c.f. (39 archives boxes) and
19 videorecordings; plus
additions of 11.2 .f.

Papers of George Simkowski (1933- ), the president of Prime Time Marketing, a Chicago company responsible for product placement in motion pictures. Included are scripts annotated to indicate possible product placements, as well as working files for a few films including prop lists, correspondence, and notes. The files are indexed by release title, pre-release title, and screenwriter. The videocassettes primarily document product placements on televison quiz programs.

advertising, film, mixed collection, and televisionLink
Simonson, Lee, 1888- .Papers, 1922-1933.0.6 c.f. (1 flat box)

Miscellaneous designs of Lee Simonson (1888-1967), a noted Broadway stage designer and co-founder of the Theatre Guild. Included are three posters for guild productions at the Garrick Theatre and original water color renderings and pencil sketches of stage designs, costumes, and hair styles. The costume designs for a production of Jane Eyre, which did not open on Broadway, bear extensive notes and some fabric swatches.

designer, manuscript collection, and theaterLink
Sobel, Bernard.Papers, 1923-1962.0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)

Fragmentary papers of a theatrical historian and publicist, mainly consisting of clippings and photographs of people, places, and events, many of which appeared in his pictorial histories. Also included is a manuscript of A Pictorial History of Burlesque (1956); extracts and drafts for A Pictorial History of Vaudeville (1961); and a few related letters, clippings, and articles.

manuscript collection, publicist, researcher, and theaterLink
Sondheim, Stephen, 1930- .Papers, 1946-1965.8.0 c.f. (11 archives boxes and 9 flat boxes); plus
additions of 0.1 c.f.

Papers of a composer and lyricist, consisting of correspondence, scripts and drafts, music and lyrics manuscripts, and miscellaneous writings. Coverage is best for “Do I Hear a Waltz?” (1965), “Gypsy” (1957), and “West Side Story” (1957), for which Sondheim wrote the lyrics, and for “Anyone Can Whistle” (1964) and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (1962), for which he wrote both the music and the lyrics. Also included are small files for several other musicals and television series, both produced and unproduced; a group of miscellaneous songs; and professional correspondence, 1949-1960. Among the prominent correspondents are George S. Kaufman and Oscar Hammerstein II.

composer, lyricist, manuscript collection, music, and theaterLink
Sosnik, Harry, 1906- .Harry Sosnik papers, 1920-1995.77.4 c.f. (152 flat boxes and 2 card file boxes),
4 tape recordings, and
537 disc recordings; plus
additions of 12.0 c.f.,
79 tape recordings,
157 disc recordings, and
297 photographs.

Papers, primarily comprised of musical scores and parts, of a composer, arranger, and conductor for radio and television and vice-president in charge of music for the American Broadcasting Company. Included are 176 recordings of programs in the form of air checks, many representing the WNBC-TV program “Musical Comedy Time”; 319 pressings of Decca recordings arranged and conducted by Sosnik, 1936-1945, featuring such performers as Rudy Vallee, Dick Powell, Bing Crosby, and Judy Garland; and 46 symphonic recordings. On tape are two musical pieces from “Playwrights ’56” and two from the 1954 “Rodgers and Hammerstein Special.”

composer, mixed collection, music, radio, and televisionLink
Spier, William, d. 1973.William Spier and June Havoc papers, 1931-1963.15.2 c.f. (38 archives boxes)

Papers of a radio and television producer-director and his actress-wife. Radio material which is the most complete aspect of the collection, includes files of annotated scripts and correspondence on The Adventures of Sam Spade, Philip Morris Playhouse, Suspense, and other series which Spier produced and directed for CBS. Television files include many scripts which he wrote including an award-winning effort for The Untouchables (ABC). Also present are extensive files on Willy (NBC), which he produced and which starred June Havoc. Her career is also represented in Lady Possessed (Republic, 1952), which Spier also directed, and by a small group of other motion picture and theater scripts.

actor, director, film, manuscript collection, producer, radio, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Spies, Adrian, 1920-1998.Papers, 1949-1981.10.8 c.f. (27 archives boxes) and
4 reels of film; plus
additions of 1.0 c.f

Papers of a writer for television and film, consisting of notes, synopses, scripts, scene breakdowns, correspondence, clippings, and miscellaneous writings. The majority of the collection focuses on his television and motion picture work and includes television programs such as Climax (CBS), Desilu Playhouse (CBS), Dr. Kildare (NBC), Robert Montgomery Presents (NBC), Studio One (CBS), The Walter Winchell File (ABC), The Bold Ones (NBC), Felony Squad (ABC), A Man Called Shenandoah (ABC), and Star Trek (NBC); and motion pictures such as Dark of the Sun and Guns for San Sebastian. Also included are many outlines and pilot scripts for other series. A file dealing with the Star Trek series includes several memoranda from Gene Roddenberry, the series creator, which offer general guidelines for writers who authored early scripts and which discuss topics such as the personalities of the running characters, sets, technological devices of the future, and storylines. The films are recordings of his award-winning teleplays “Edge of Truth” for Studio One and “Island in the City” for Climax.

film, mixed collection, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Starr, Steven.Papers, 1976-1997.3.8 c.f.,
104 videorecordings,
8 film reels,
1 compact disc,
1 poster,
151 photographs, and
23 tape recordings.

Papers of Steven Starr (1957- ), film and television producer/writer/director, including videotapes of the comedy show “The State” which he produced for MTV, and of his film “Joey Breaker.” Also present are scripts, production notes, and clipping files; a Starr Pictures company profile for Clein and White publicity agents; correspondence on a proposed Bob Marley birthday concert; and other materials.

mixed collectionLink
Stein, Joseph.Papers, 1942-1969.13.0 c.f. (31 archives boxes, 1 flat box); plus
additions of 1.0 c.f.

Papers of Joseph Stein (1912- ), a playwright, screenwriter, and Tony-winning librettist, consisting of scripts, revisions, outlines, correspondence, routines, lyrics, programs, photographs, reviews, and financial records for works in various genre for which Stein was writer or collaborator. Among the plays represented are Enter Laughing, (1963), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), Juno (1959), Lend an Ear (1948), Mr. Wonderful (1956), No Time for Sergeants (1955), Plain and Fancy (1955), Take Me Along (1959), and Zorba (1968). Stein also adapted Enter Laughing (Col., 1967) and Fiddler on the Roof (UA, 1971) for the screen, and scripts are included for both these titles.

During the 1940’s and 1950’s he wrote extensively for radio and

television. Well represented are contributions to The Henry Morgan Show

(ABC), NBC Comedy Hour, Your Show of Shows (NBC), and numerous other

series, specials, and routines for performers such as Tallulah Bankhead,

Hildegarde, and others.

manuscript collection, playwright, radio, screenwriter, television, and theaterLink
Stevenson, Philip E., 1896-1965.Philip E. Stevenson papers, 1912-1965.18.0 c.f. (13 record center cartons, 12 archives boxes, and 1 flat box), and
1 tape recording; plus
additions of 878 photographs and
26 negatives.

Papers of a writer and editor on social justice and labor, who was blacklisted for his refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951. The collection best illustrates Stevenson’s career as a writer and his interests in the American Southwest, the labor struggles of the New Mexican coal miners, culture and aesthetic theories, and the House Un-American Activities Committee. There is little directly concerning the Hollywood Ten. Included are personal papers, correspondence with family and business associates, and drafts, notes, and reference material from Stevenson’s many articles, essays, political writings, speeches, book reviews, editorials, books, scripts, and short stories.

blacklist, film, mixed collection, screenwriter, theater, and writerLink
Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974.Ed Sullivan papers, 1920-1974.9.0 c.f. (18 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 1 record center carton),
1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and
26 films; plus
additions of 2.0 c.f. and
23.0 c.f. of film.

Papers of Ed Sullivan (1901-1974), a newspaper columnist and television host-producer. Entertainment files, the largest portion of the collection, include scripts, correspondence, and production information for his work in radio, television, and motion pictures. Radio materials consist of scripts for “Ed Sullivan Entertains” (CBS), “Summer Silver Theatre” (CBS), and various other programs and benefits. The more substantial television material relates primarily to the long-running “Ed Sullivan Show” (originally known as “Toast of the Town,” (CBS). This section includes correspondence; scripts; production, sponsorship, and financial information; clippings; ratings; and films. Also part of the entertainment section is a script for a Friars Club “roast” of Johnny Carson and a script for “The Singing Nun” (MGM, 1966) in which Sullivan appeared.

actor, film, journalist, mixed collection, producer, radio, and televisionLink
Susskind, David, 1920-1987.David Susskind papers, 1935-1987.68.4 c.f. (172 archives boxes); plus
additions of 876.0 c.f. (including papers, film, audio and videorecordings),
45 tape recordings, and
372 videorecordings, and
175 film reels.

Papers of David Susskind (1920-1987), a producer, television host, and co-founder/president of the production company, Talent Associates, Ltd. Arranged as alphabetically-ordered subject files, the collection contains a wide variety of material such as correspondence, scripts and drafts, production information, clippings, financial records, and legal material. Much of the collection relates to the award-winning dramatic anthologies and television series with which Susskind was associated. It provides a thorough picture of the business operations of Talent Associates as well as information on Susskind’s personal activities and his opinions and interest in the television industry, politics, and events of topical interest.

actor, film, mixed collection, politics, producer, and televisionLink
Tavel, Ronald.Papers, 1958-1973.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus
0.1 c.f. of additions.

Papers of Ronald Tavel (1941- ), a poet, lyricist, and writer of avant-gard plays and motion pictures. Included are manuscript drafts of a novel “Street of Stairs” (1968) and copies of three plays including his three-act verse “Christina’s World” (1958).

experimental, film, manuscript collection, playwright, screenwriter, and theaterLink
Taylor, Fannie.Fannie Taylor papers, 1941-2007.8.8 c.f. (15 archives boxes, 3 record center cartons),
9 tape recordings, and
25 photographs; plus
additions of 4.6 c.f.,
117 photographs,
2 film reels (16 mm),
2 videocassettes,
30 tape recordings,
1 reel-to-reel audio tape, and
39 computer diskettes (5.

Papers of a Wisconsin educator and art administrator who was also prominently associated with the National Endowment for the Arts during the late 1960s and 1970s. Included are minutes, correspondence, and publications of the Wisconsin Arts Board and its predecessor organizations, the Wisconsin Arts Foundation and Council and the Governor’s Council on the Arts; reports concerning work as director of the Wisconsin Memorial Union Theater; planning materials and recorded remarks of Nancy Hanks, Richard Schickel, Twyla Tharp, and others at the 1980 University Forum; and minutes, internal administrative records, publications, and correspondence of the Association of College and University Concert Managers of which Taylor was a founding member.

mixed collection, programmer, and WisconsinLink
Terrell, St. John.Papers, 1949-1964.7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes); plus
additions of 0.4 c.f.

Primarily business papers of St. John Terrell (d. 1998), an actor-businessman who founded and operated several music circuses, combining aspects of a traditional circus and the legitimate theater. Included for the Lambertville (New Jersey) Music Circus are general correspondence and such business records as casting correspondence and audition lists, personnel files, contracts, financial statements, production and operating reports, budgets, box office statements, tax returns, insurance records, advertising and publicity materials, and records regarding equipment and physical plant improvements. There are only fragmentary production files concerning plays and musicals produced from 1949, when the Lambertville Music Circus was established, through 1961. Several of Terrell’s other music circuses in New Jersey, Florida, California, and Texas are represented by small quantities of records, as are the Motor Music Circus and Musical Arena Theatres’ Association.

actor, circus, manuscript collection, music, and theaterLink
Third World Newsreel.Records.0.4 c.f. and
74.5 c.f. of film.

Records and films of a media center concerned with the production and distribution of films dealing with alternative political themes relevant to people of color and the Third World; including newsletters, correspondence, production schedules, fund raising materials, mailing lists, catalogs, and film production materials (pre-print, raw footage, sound track, etc.).

distribution company, mixed collection, politics, and production companyLink
Traube, Shepard, 1907- .Papers, 1943-1977.0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Papers of Shepard Traube (1907-1983), a producer-director for theater and motion pictures, primarily consisting of casting and director’s notes; playbills; agreements for two theatrical productions; and correspondence related to planned television, motion picture, and stage productions. Interest in politics and the business aspects of his career are prominent and among his correspondents are Audrey Hepburn, Hubert H. Humphrey, Jacob K. Javits, Walter Matthau, Edmund Muskie, Joseph Papp, and Nelson A. Rockefeller.

director, film, manuscript collection, producer, and theaterLink
Travanti, Daniel J.Papers, 1972-1988.3.0 c.f. (8 archives boxes); plus
additions of 0.2 c.f.

Papers of Daniel Travanti (1940- ), a Kenosha, Wisconsin native and actor, best-known for his role in the NBC series “Hill Street Blues” and in the television film “Adam.” The collection includes personal correspondence, invitations and requests from charitable organizations, fan mail, and letters about Travanti’s work with alcoholism recovery groups. Other personal papers include awards, and magazine and newspaper articles about Travanti and other members of the “Hill Street Blues” cast. There are also scripts and production files illustrating Travanti’s acting career, among them materials from “Hill Street Blues”; the television movies and specials “Adam: His Song Continues,” “Case of Libel,” “Here’s Richard,” (a special about fitness expert Richard Simmons), and “Murrow,” an HBO film about Edward R. Murrow; “Night of 100 Stars,” a 1985 benefit for the Actors’ Fund of America; and the play “Twigs.”

actor, manuscript collection, television, and WisconsinLink
Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976.Dalton Trumbo papers, 1905-1962.17.8 c.f. (45 archives boxes, 1 flat box),
2 reels of microfilm (35 mm),
8 tape recordings,
133 dictabelts,
13 disc recordings, and
photographs; plus
additions of 1 award in an archives box.

Papers of an author and writer of motion picture scripts who, as one of the Hollywood Ten, was imprisoned following 1947 hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The collection offers remarkably complete documentation of his work and the blacklisting to which he was subjected until 1960. It includes correspondence, writings, financial records, recordings, and subject files on HUAC and the Hollywood Ten. Correspondence, 1925-1962, includes letters to his wife and family concerning his experiences as a correspondent during World War II, his prison experiences in 1950 and 1951, as well as many letters to and from agents, playwrights, producers, and other members of the Ten. Numerous letters relate to the Congressional hearings, his work as a black market writer under assumed names during the 1950s, and his attitudes toward blacklisting. Among his correspondents are Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, E. Y. Harburg, John Huston, Gordon Kahn, Garson Kanin, Murray Kempton, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Carey McWilliams, Albert Maltz, David Merrick, Dore Schary, Herman Shumlin, and Sam Zimbalist. Some correspondence is present only in dictated form.

blacklist, film, mixed collection, and screenwriterLink
United Artists Corporation.Records, 1919-1965.687.0 c.f.,
374 reels of microfilm (35mm), and
5090 films; plus
additions of undetermined quantity.

Records of a privately-owned corporation formed in 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith to distribute motion pictures made by them and other independent producers.

distribution company, film, independent, mixed collection, production company, studio era, and televisionLink
University of Wisconsin Fine Arts Council.Interviews [sound recording]9 tape recordings.

Nine tapes including interviews with Freda Wintuble, John Cage, and Laurence Rhodes and selections from “Conversations in Dance.”

audio collection and theaterLink
University of Wisconsin--Extension. Theater Library.Research files, undated.23.6 c.f. (59 archives boxes including 17 volumes and 1 oversize volume)

Research files containing clippings, programs, and pamphlets gathered by the Extension Theater Library of the University of Wisconsin. Included are files on production; history and criticism of professional, amateur, and regional dramatic organizations, particularly in Wisconsin; various actors, playwrights, and theatrical personalities; theory, including acting and scenic design; and criticism of individual works. Also included are issues of several theatrical periodicals.

manuscript collection, theater, and WisconsinLink
University Theatre (Madison, Wis.)University Theatre records, 1922-1989, 1991-1994.12.4 c.f. (16 archives boxes, 11 volumes, 25 packages); plus
additions of 31.5 c.f.,
ca. 1000 photographs,
11 videorecordings, and
12 panels of unknown footage.

Records of the dramatic group of the University of Wisconsin-Madison which operated under the direction of the Department of Communication Arts. Dating to the group’s beginning (1922), when it was known as the Wisconsin Players, are playbills, photographs, publicity, and scrapbooks. More recent in coverage is a box of general correspondence (1959-1962); some financial records (1957-1962), and production files for performances broadcast by WHA-TV, the University’s television station (1954-1964).

mixed collection, theater, and WisconsinLink
Vanoff, Nick.Papers, 1958-1970.20.0 c.f. (50 archives boxes) and
5 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Papers of Nick Vanoff (1929-1991), a television producer-director best known for his work with variety shows. Annotated scripts, production records, set designs, photographs, and clippings for Hollywood Palace (ABC), The King Family (ABC), Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall (NBC), and other series and specials form the bulk of the collection.

director, mixed collection, producer, and televisionLink
Vaughn, Stephen, 1947- .Papers, 1933-1983.3.0 c.f.

Research materials collected by Professor Vaughn in the course of writing several books on Ronald Reagan, primarily “Ronald Reagan in Hollywood: Movies and Politics.” Included in the collection are files (1935-1968) obtained from the F.B.I. and other U.S. government agencies under the Freedom of Information Act which includes documentation on F.B.I. reaction to various Warner Brothers features and the studio’s attempts to cooperate with the F.B.I. by making short war-related pictures. Transcripts from the Jeffers vs. Screen Extras Guild (1951-1955) and Screen Actors Guild minutes (1938-1953) are also included in the collection.

film, manuscript collection, researcher, and studio eraLink
Victor, David, 1910-1989.Papers, 1938-1964.24.0 c.f. (60 archives boxes)

Papers of David Victor (1910-1989), a journalist, producer, and writer consisting entirely of scripts and related production information for numerous radio and television series and pilots. The majority of the scripts, many of which are annotated, pertain to the radio series The Hedda Hopper Show (NBC), The Mel Blanc Show (CBS), and Let George Do It (Syndicated), and to the television series Fireside Theatre (NBC), Gunsmoke (CBS), I’m the Law (Syndicated), The Rebel (ABC), and Walt Disney Presents (ABC). In 1961 Victor became producer of Dr. Kildare (NBC) and over half of the collection consists of production notes, correspondence, and numerous progressive script drafts for this program. Also present are scripts for two motion pictures and various radio and television auditions.

film, journalist, manuscript collection, producer, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Vogel, Amos, 1921- .Papers.161.0 c.f.,
78 reels of film,
153 photographs, and
0.3 c.f. of photographs.

Papers documenting Vogel’s career as a film consultant for Grove Press and National Educational Television, film critic for numerous publications, film festival director, author, and professor at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

critic, experimental, film, mixed collection, programmer, and writerLink
Wallace, Art.Papers, 1953-1967.4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)

Scripts and professional correspondence relating to the career of a television dramatist. Series for which Wallace wrote which are extensively represented are Armstrong Circle Theatre (NBC and CBS), Justice (NBC), The Nurses (CBS), and The Web (CBS). Star Trek (NBC) is among the less well represented series, though there is a noteworthy critique concerning character portrayal by series creator Gene Roddenberry. Also of note are files relating to Family Films, Inc., a company which produced films for the Radio and Television Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. These scripts and correspondence show the company’s efforts to convey religious messages and themes through a format of popular entertainment.

manuscript collection, screenwriter, and televisionLink
Wanger, Walter F., 1894-1968.Walter F. Wanger papers, 1908-1967.96.4 c.f. (13 archives boxes, 92 record center cartons),
10 reels of microfilm (35 mm),
1 reel of microfilm (16 mm),
2 disc recordings,
4 tape recordings,
26 films, and
3 items of memorabilia; plus
additions of 1.0 c.f.

Personal and family papers, business records, and film production files of a successful independent motion picture producer most active from 1930-1960, and of Walter Wanger Pictures, Inc., Walter Wanger Productions, Inc., and other corporate ventures. Among the motion pictures for which Wanger was most well-known are “Cleopatra” (which ultimately ended his career), the Academy Award winning film on the death penalty “I Want to Live!,” “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” and “Riot in Cell Block 11.”

film, independent, mixed collection, producer, and studio eraLink
Wasserman, Dale.Papers, 1946-1983.9.8 c.f (1 record center carton, 22 archives boxes, 1 package) and
1 tape recording; plus
additions of 1.4 c.f. and
14 tape recordings.

Papers of Dale Wasserman (1917- ), a playwright, screenwriter, and television dramatist. In the collection are scripts and drafts, many bearing informative annotations; correspondence; clippings; outlines; and production notes. Files from Wasserman’s award-winning television writing, which primarily date from the 1950’s, are most extensive for “Armstrong Circle Theatre” (CBS), “The Citadel” (ABC), “Climax” (CBS), “Kraft Television Theatre” (NBC), “DuPont Show of the Month” (CBS), and “The Power and the Glory” (CBS).

film, mixed collection, playwright, screenwriter, studio era, television, and theaterLink
Webb, James R., 1909-1974.Papers, 1953-1964.1.6 c.f. (4 archives boxes)

Papers of an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, including correspondence, notes, scripts, and working papers for three motion pictures: Cheyenne Autumn (Warner Bros., 1964) Kings of the Sun (UA, 1963), and Pork Chop Hill (UA, 1959).

film, manuscript collection, and screenwriterLink
Wehrwein, George Simon, 1883-1945.Theatrical scrapbooks, 1904-1944.0.4 c.f.

Five scrapbooks consisting of pre-printed albums entitled “Plays and Players: A Theatre-Goer’s Record,” documenting 348 performances attended by George Simon Wehrwein principally in Madison (Wis.), Chicago (Ill.), Austin (Tex.), and New York. For most productions Mr. Wehrwein has completed the “Play,” “Date,” “Theatre,” and “In Company with” portions of the albums and then pasted in additional information from the productions, e.g. the cast list, a synopsis, reviews, and articles on the playwright or leading players.

manuscript collection, theater, and WisconsinLink
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.Papers, 1938-1941.0.4 c.f.(1 archives box) and
2 disc recordings.

Papers of Orson Welles (1915-1985), a noted actor, director, producer, and author, consisting of scripts and recordings. Included are scripts of the revised final version of his Academy Award-winning production of “Citizen Kane” (RKO, 1941), a play titled “Bright Lucifer,” and a proposed documentary on Latin America. Present in recorded form is the Mercury Theatre of the Air (CBS) radio program “War of the Worlds,” which was co-authored and produced by Welles. Additional items include corrections, lighting notes, and cues for the Negro People’s Theatre production of MacBeth which was directed by Welles.

actor, director, film, mixed collection, producer, theater, and writerLink
Wexley, John.Papers, 1929-1963.4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes)

Papers of John Wexley (1907-1985), a playwright and screenwriter, consisting of scripts and drafts, treatments, contracts, correspondence, playbills, and clippings. Among the better represented titles are the plays The Last Mile (1930) and They Shall Not Die (1934), and the motion pictures Angels With Dirty Faces (Warner Bros., 1938), Confessions of a Nazi Spy (Warner Bros., 1939), Hangmen Also Die (UA, 1943), and The Roaring Twenties (Warner Bros., 1939).

film, manuscript collection, playwright, screenwriter, and theaterLink
Wiman, Dwight Deere, 1895-1951.Papers, 1922-1950.20.0 c.f. (11 archives boxes, 25 flat boxes) and
37 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Papers of a producer of over fifty Broadway plays and musicals, consisting of draft and mimeo scripts by Marc Connelly, Howard Lindsay, Clifford Odets, Paul Osborn, Robert E. Sherwood, John Van Druten, and others; programs and playbills; press books (available only on microfilm); and miscellaneous production materials including set designs by Jo Mielziner. Represented are “Babes in Arms” (1937), “Command to Love” (1927), “The Gay Divorce” (1932), “I Married an Angel” (1938), “Letters to Lucerne” (1941), “The Little Show” (1929), “Morning’s At Seven” (1939), “On Borrowed Time” (1938), “The Racket” (1927), “The Road to Rome” (1927), and many other titles. Also included are miscellaneous business records and correspondence, as well as several orchestrations by Frederick Loewe and Arthur Schwartz.

mixed collection, producer, and theaterLink
Writers Guild of America, West.Records, 1943-1962.0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Fragmentary records of the labor union which since 1954 represents motion picture, television, and radio writers and of its predecessor, the Screen Writers’ Guild; consisting of agreements negotiated between members and the television industry, a constitution, by-laws, a code of working rules, and a bulletin of credits for 1949.

labor union, manuscript collection, and screenwriterLink
Young, Nedrick, 1914-1968.Papers, 1947-1968.3.6 c.f. (9 archives boxes) and
1 disc recording.

Papers of a screenwriter who refused to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1953 and was blacklisted as a result. Most of the collection documents his career as a screenwriter through biographical material, screenplays for motion pictures and television, and unproduced story ideas for various genre; there is extensive documentation for several unproduced films and for The Defiant Ones (UA, 1958) and Inherit the Wind (UA, 1960). Some were written under the pseudonym Nathan E. Douglas.

blacklist, mixed collection, screenwriter, and studio eraLink