William A. Graham collection of television scripts
Scope and Contents
The collection contains scripts and other material for American television anthology series and other programs from the mid 1950s through late 1960s. Popular live drama series during the Golden Age of Television included Kraft Television Theatre and its successors, Sunday Showcase, Studio One, United States Steel Hour, Playhouse 90, and others. Some programs, such as U.S. Steel Hour, originated as radio programs in the 1940s, and the scripts are based on adaptations of radio plays, adaptations from novels and other works, and original scripts for television. There are also scripts for feature-length films from the late 1960s and other programs. In addition to scripts, some folders contain documents, correspondence, photographs, and clippings.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The William A. Graham Collection of Television Scripts is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. William A. Graham.
Organized by television series.
12.3 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
Language of Materials
The William A. Graham collection of television scripts contains scripts and other material for American television anthology series and other programs from the mid 1950s through late 1960s.
William A. Graham
William A. Graham, born in 1926, was an American director of television programs and films for nearly five decades, from the mid 1950s until 2002. He directed programs for a number of popular anthology series in the 1950s and 1960s and then directed movies for television.
The collection received preliminary processing at the time of acquisition. During baseline processing of 2011, collection material was listed in the order found, with groupings by program.
Formerly classed as Za Graham.
- Guide to the William A. Graham Collection of Television Scripts
- by Beinecke staff
- 15 July 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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