Television Subject Guide
Elie Abel (1920-2004). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, broadcaster, educator, and author, including extensive material regarding his work for NBC radio and television.
Jane Alexander (1939- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, film, video, and audio recordings, scrapbooks, and much more from the acclaimed actress of stage, cinema, and television, including many items regarding her term as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Robert Hardy Andrews (1908-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, research material, and much more from the prolific author, journalist, and screenwriter, including manuscripts for his biography A Lamp for India: The Story of Madame Pandit (Prentice-Hall, 1967), as well as drafts of his many articles regarding Indian and Pakistani affairs. Also present are letters to and from significant Indian and Pakistani figures, including P. K. Banerjee, Ali Yavor Jung, M. Asghar Khan, Krishna P. S. Menon, B. K. Nehru, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Nayantara Sahgal, and Brigraj Singh.
Jack Ansell (1925-1976). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other material from the noted author and ABC television executive, including many documents regarding ABC from the 1960s and 1970s.
Arthur Arent (1904-1972). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, film, memorabilia and other material from the acclaimed playwright, author, and producer of radio and television programs, best known as managing editor and head writer of the Living Newspaper, a program of the Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s.
Charlotte Armstrong (1905-1969). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material personal memorabilia, notebooks, and other materials from the prolific American writer.
Mel Arrighi (1933-1986). Manuscripts, notebooks, photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and other material from the recognized actor and author, including sixty-five scripts for the classic daytime serial The Secret Storm, as well as scripts for Alfred Hitchock Presents, The Bombardier, Love of Life, McCloud, Newton, NYPD, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The collection also includes outlines and sketches for various television series, including Ben Casey, Doctor Kildare, Jamie McPheeters, Mr. Novak, Trials of O'Brien, Vertical and Horizontal, and The Virginian.
Frank Avruch (1928- ). Photographs, memorabilia, manuscripts, film, video, audio, and other material from the veteran Boston-based television producer and personality, known for his portrayal of Bozo the Clown as well as for hosting his long-running classic film program The Great Entertainment.
Bernard Birnbaum (1920-2009). Numerous film and video recordings from CBS News, from the legendary television producer.
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (1948- ). Manuscripts and other items from the award-winning and influential writer and television producer, including several original scripts for her popular TV series Designing Women.
Conrad Bromberg (1931- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the noted author, including several teleplays for various programs and series.
Betty Buckley (1947- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and much more from the award-winning American theatre, film, and television actress.
Donald Buka (1920-2009). Correspondence, photographs, and other items from the veteran American film and stage actor.
R. Wright Campbell (1927-2000). Manuscripts and other material from the acclaimed American screenwriter and author.
Pat Carroll (1927- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, video and audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, diaries, programs, and many other items from the popular and award-winning American actress of stage, screen and television.
Joan Collins (1933- ). Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, and other items from the English author and star actress.
Michael Cristofer (1945- ). Manuscripts, research, notebooks, correspondence, audio and video recordings, and other material from the award-winning American playwright, filmmaker and actor.
Alan Cumming (1965- ). Photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and other items from the recognized Scottish-American actor, author, and activist.
Ann Curry (1956- ). Memorabilia from the prominent television news journalist and anchor.
Willem Dafoe (1955- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the acclaimed American actor.
Tyne Daly (1946- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, video recordings, costumes, memorabilia, and many other items from the acclaimed American actress.
Geena Davis (1956- ). Scrapbooks, photographs, video recordings, memorabilia, and other items from the acclaimed American actress and activist.
Michael Douglas (1944- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the legendary American actor and producer.
Christine Ebersole (1953- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the popular American actress and singer.
Sumner Locke Elliott (1917-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, family papers, and other items from the acclaimed and prolific actor, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, including his scripts for the series Goodyear Television Playhouse, Philco Television Playhouse, Producer's Showcase, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, Studio One, Dupont Show of the Month, Playwrights '56, Way Out, The Alcoa Hour, and United States Steel House.
Jose Ferrer (1912-1992). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and more from the award-winning stage and screen actor, director, and producer.
Elizabeth Franz (1941-). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, professional material, personal memorabilia, video, and other items from the award-winning actress of stage, screen and television.
Benedict Freedman (1919-) and Nancy (1920-) Manuscripts, printed material, and professional material from the co-author of Mrs. Mike, which went on to inspire a film adaptation. In the Benedict and Nancy Freedman collection.
Noel B. Gerson (1914-1988). Manuscripts, correspondence, and scrapbooks from the prolific historical novelist and writer for Robert Montgomery Presents and other series in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
David Gest (1940-2016). Correspondence, photographs, and other material from the American concert promoter and media personality.
Terry Gilliam (1940-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio, video, and much more from the visionary filmmaker and animator, including material for his seminal filmsTime Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and12 Monkeys.
George J.W. [Adam Smith] Goodman (1930-2014). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, video recordings, and much more, from the respected economist and host of the long-running PBS series Adam Smith's Money World.
Sonya Hamlin (1923-). A large collection of audio and video recordings, correspondence, diaries, notes, photographs, and more from the pioneering television producer, talk show host, documentary filmmaker, media analyst, and founder of the field of “courtroom communication.”
Julie Harris (1925-2013). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and much more from the acclaimed American stage screen and television actress and winner of five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and Grammy Award.
Josephine Hart (1942-2011). Manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, and other items from the prominent Irish writer, theater producer and television presenter.
June Havoc (1912-2010). Video recordings and other items from the acclaimed American actress.
Ben Healey (1908-1993). Manuscripts and other items from the British artist and crime novelist, known for his art-themed crime fiction.
Edward Herrmann (1943-2014). An extensive collection of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, programs, and other items from the recognized actor, known for his work on the series St. Elsewhere, The Practice, Oz, Gilmore Girls, and Grey's Anatomy, as well as numerous television films and mini-series.
Martin Hoade (1916-2006). Film and video recordings and other items from the noted director and producer.
Jill Ireland (1926-1990). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, and other material from the British cinema and television actress.
David Karp (1922-1999). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, film and video recordings, photographs, and other items from the prolific author and writer for several series, including The Untouchables, The Defenders, and Studio One; he also authored several television feature films.
Ken Kolb (1926-). Manuscripts and other material from the noted author who wrote for several popular television series, including Medic, Have Gun -- Will Travel, Dragnet, The Wild Wild West, and many others.
Jack Kuper (1932-). Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, professional material, and other items from the prominent author and producer, known for his memoir Child of the Holocaust.
Angela Lansbury (1925-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and many other items from the celebrated English star of stage, screen, and television, including the long-running TV series Murder, She Wrote.
Charles Larson (1922-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the American television writer and producer.
Richard Levin (1910-2000). Many images of notable individuals visiting the BBC Television studios in London, where Levin was Head of Design; including Queen Elizabeth II, Louis Armstrong, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Duke Ellington, Bob Hope, John Gielgud, and several other entertainers and performing artists.
Edward Morgan [Ted Lewis] Morgan (1901-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, and many other items from the pioneering British artist and author, including several television scripts.
William Bennett Lewis (1904-1977). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, scrapbooks, posters, and other material from the television and advertising executive, including numerous documents regarding his work administering the Office of War Information during World War II.
Max Liebman (1902-1981). Several items regarding the television comedy series Your Show of Shows, where Liebman was the director, and the NBC television program Stanley, which Liebman produced and often directed. The material regarding Your Show of Shows includes correspondence, production schedules, memos, contracts, act breakdowns, script fragments, set design drawings and set blueprints, and photographs. Also present are four scrapbooks covering the years 1950, and 1952 to 1954.
Jon Lipsky (1945-2011). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, research, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other items from the renowned Boston-based playwright, director, producer, and actor.
Joseph Liss (1911-1988). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prolific American writer for television, film, radio, and the stage.
John Lord (1924-1994). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and professional material from the renowned television writer and producer, known for his work at NBC television in the 1960s and 1970s. He also taught at Boston University's College of Communications in the 1970s.
William Mastrosimone (1947- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the noted American writer for stage, film, and television.
Robin Maugham (1916-1981). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, and other material from the popular and prolific British author.
Roddy McDowall (1928-1998). Hundreds of photographs taken by McDowall of various Hollywood friends and acquaintances, including Lauren Bacall, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra, and many, many others.
William P. McGivern (1922-1982). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the acclaimed American screenwriter and mystery author.
Rosemary Murphy (1927-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the veteran American actress of stage, film, and television.
Helen Nielsen (1918-2002). Manuscripts and correspondence from the noted mystery novelist and writer for television programs such as Perry Mason and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015). Manuscripts and other material from the legendary actor and director, including several scripts for the original Star Trek television series.
Mary-Louise Parker (1964-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, personal items, and other material from this acclaimed star of stage and screen.
Suzanne Pleshette (1937-2008). Manuscripts, photographs, research, correspondence, memorabilia, and other items from the noted television actress.
Allan Prior (1922-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio and video recordings, scrapbooks, photographs, and other material from the prolific and award-winning English author of novels, teleplays, screenplays, radio plays, and more.
Dan Rather (1931- ). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, video recordings, and many other items, from the legendary reporter, broadcaster, and longtime CBS News anchor.
A.J. Russell (1915-1999). Manuscripts and correspondence from the recognized author and longtime scriptwriter for the television series General Hospital and All My Children.
Peter Hardiman Scott (1920-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the pioneering British political reporter, editor, and broadcaster.
John H. (1919-1975) and Helen Jean Secondari (1928-1998) Scripts, research, film and video from the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television and documentary film producer.
Robert Lewis Shayon (1912-2008). Manuscripts, audio and video recordings, correspondence, and much more from the legendary radio and television producer, director, broadcaster, media historian, and critic.
Doris Singleton (1919-2012). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular american actress, best-known as Lucy Ricardo's nemesis in I Love Lucy.
Kate Smith (1907-1986). Scrapbooks, photographs, kinescope reels, audio, and other material from the pioneering and popular singer, actress, and radio and television show host.
Peter Sourian (1933-). Manuscripts and other items from the noted journalist and author, including several of his columns on television for The Nation magazine.
Aaron Spelling (1923-2006). Manuscripts, photographs, video recordings, professional material, and other material from the prolific producer of many popular television series, including The Love Boat, The Mod Squad, Seventh Heaven, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Fantasy Island, and Charmed.
Jerry Stagg (1916-1978). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the noted American television producer and author, including extensive material regarding the Shubert brothers.
Roland Starke (1960-2007). Manuscripts and other material from the South African author, including several television scripts and treatments.
Shirley Suttles (1934-). Manuscripts and correspondence from the novelist, short story writer, television writer, and memoirist.
George W.S. Trow (1943-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, and other items from the recognized author and critic, including his influential essay Within the Context of No Context and his memoir/essay My Pilgrim's Progress: Media Studies, 1950-1998.
Irving Vendig (1902-1995). Manuscripts and correspondence from the prolific author, best known for his work as creator of and head writer for the popular series The Edge of Night from 1956 to 1965, as well as his work for Search for Tomorrow, Three Steps to Heaven, and other series.
Sam Wanamaker (1919-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, and production files from the acclaimed actor and director of stage, screen, and television.
Zoe Wanamaker (1949-). Photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, and much more, from the popular and acclaimed British actress.
Al Wasserman (1921-2005). Manuscripts, journals, video recordings, professional material, and many other items from the award-winning television documentarian.
Orson Welles (1915-1985). Manuscripts for screenplays and an autobiography, from the legendary writer, actor, director, and producer of radio, theatre, film, and television.
Forest Whitaker (1961-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, video recordings, professional material, and much more, from the award-winning actor and director. The collection includes material regarding his work on various series, such as The Shield.
Robin Williams (1951-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings, memorabilia, and other material from one of America's most popular comedians, including scripts for Mork and Mindy, the series that made Williams famous.
Max Wylie (1904-1975). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the noted author, including drafts of his influential book Writing for Television.