Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Written texts of television productions or broadcasts.
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
African American television scripts
Call Number: JWJ MSS 90
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of scripts and a small number of photographs documenting television programs featuring African American actors, entertainers, and topics from the 1950s through the 1990s. While some material from an earlier period of television broadcasting is present, including Amos and Andy (1952), Buelah (1950-1953), and The Jack Benny Show...
Dates: circa 1950-1998
Herbert Brodkin Television Production Files
Call Number: YCAL MSS 281
Overview: The Herbert Brodkin Television Production Files document the work of producer Herbert Brodkin from 1953 to 1972, and television content generally during what is often called its "golden age." The collection consists of Brodkin's bound copies of scripts and related production files for some of the programs that he produced, including the The Defenders, The Nurses, Brenner, ...
Collection of Jean Genet Drafts and Proofs
Call Number: GEN MSS 1739
Overview: The collection consists of manuscript drafts and corrected typescripts as well as galley and page proofs for works by Jean Genet, 1952-1982, including Le Bagne, Le Balcon, Les Nègres, and Le Langage de la muraille: cent ans jour après jour. It also contains manuscripts with sketches by the author and artworks on paper by others, including two hand-colored lithographs by Alberto...
Tom Davis papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1523
Overview: The collection comprises the papers of comedian and writer Tom Davis. Davis was best known for being one-half of the comedy duo Franken & Davis, with comedian, writer, and former United States Senator Al Franken, and for their work as writers and performers on the television program, Saturday Night Live. Materials in the collection document Davis’ life and work, and include scripts, episode rundowns, and other materials related to Saturday...
William A. Graham collection of television scripts
Call Number: YCAL MSS 482
Overview: 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.
Ruth Jespersen papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 708
Overview: The Ruth Jespersen Papers consist of correspondence, writings, audiocassettes, and printed material regarding the professional life of the American writer Ruth Jespersen. Correspondence includes letters between Jespersen and Stephen Baily and Steven Milhauser and a letter from Jespersen to Phil Lyman. Writings contain typescript drafts, typescript photocopies, printed versions, and photocopies of printed versions of Jespersen's poetry, prose, a teleplay, and a screenplay. Two audiocassettes...
LGBTQ film, television, and theater collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1580
Scope and Contents: The LGBTQ Film, Television, and Theater Collection primarily consists of screenplays, scripts, and photographs from productions that include characters, storylines, or cultural references to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, communities, or events.
Dates: circa 1923-2008
Vincent Peranio Papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1346
Overview: The Vincent Peranio Papers consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, scripts, photographs, props, miniature set models, concept art, architectural plans, ephemera, computer media, one audiocassette, and other materials documenting the career of production designer and art director Vincent Peranio. Peranio had a close working relationship with American director John Waters, and included are materials related to the production of Waters movies such as ...
Steven H. Scheuer Collection of Television Program Scripts
Call Number: YCAL MSS 266
Overview: The Steven H. Scheuer Collection of Television Program Scripts contains approximately five thousand American television scripts dating from about 1953 to 1963. The scripts offer insight into programming during the period in which television became a fixture in the average home and the primary medium for news and entertainment. The collection contains a wide range of program genres, including variety shows, drama serials, historical drama, crime drama and reenactments, plays, situation comedies,...
Dates: circa 1953-1963
Redd Foxx scripts
Call Number: JWJ MSS 242
Scope and Contents: The collection include scripts used by Redd Foxx on the television show Sanford and Son from all six seasons of the show. Some of the scripts include Redd Foxx’s annotations. Also included are sheet music, some of which were used for Sanford and Son and other Redd Foxx performances. The dates listed for the scripts are the dates in which the scripts were created.
Dates: bulk circa 1953-1976
Television scripts collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 383
Overview: The collection consists of typescript copies of scripts for television programs produced by the Columbia Broadcasting System and United States Steel Hour from 1957 to 1960. Included are scripts written by Rod Serling, Tad Mosel, Leonard Spigelgass, Aaron Spelling, and George Bellak, among others. The scripts seem to have been compiled for a class on television writing which was taught by David Davidson in the Yale School of Drama beginning in the mid-1960s.
Western filmscript collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-1610
Overview: The Western Filmscript Collection consists of over two thousand filmscripts dating from 1918 to 2013, for motion pictures set in the trans-Mississippi West. The collection includes continuity, cutting, dialogue, and shooting scripts in a range of drafts from initial to final, and in some cases revised versions of the same draft. Scripts for produced, as well as unproduced, films are represented. Highlights include: fifteen Tom Mix silent scenarios from 1919 through 1927; four scripts by Zane...
Western Teleplays Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-1593
Overview: Collection contains 193 scripts for three popular network television shows: Bat Masterson, Gunsmoke, and Little House on the Prairie. There are 138 Bat Masterson scripts, 17 Gunsmoke scripts, and 38 Little House on the Prairie scripts. Many of the scripts have been heavily annotated; more than a dozen of the Bat Masterson episodes are represented by multiple drafts.