8 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Authorship.

  1. James M. Cain papers, 1901-2004

    32,000 items. 103 containers. 41.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, journalist, and screenwriter. Correspondence, writings, legal and financial records, family papers, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Cain's work as a journalist and to his career as a novelist and Hollywood screenwriter.

  2. Herman Wouk papers, 1920-2019

    181,000 items. 517 containers plus 1 classified and 10 oversize. 218.2 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. 15,034 digital files (54.70 GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, scripts, drafts, journals, and photographs, in both physical and digital formats, documenting Wouk's personal life and career as a best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction. Physical materials also include financial and legal materials, travel files, articles, printed material, and memorabilia. Materials in digital format also include video and audio files.

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  3. Arch Oboler collection, 1916-1992

    161.6 linear feet (364 boxes, 1 negative folder, 11 map case folders, approximately 127,075 items). 107 sound tape reels : . 124 sound cassettes : . 4 sound discs : . 1 microphone. -- Recorded Sound Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Nearly the entirety of the prolific output of radio playwright and independent film maker Arch Oboler (1909-1987) in radio, motion pictures, television, theater, and print is contained in the Arch Oboler Collection. Featured are his radio plays from the 1930s and 1940s and the first three-dimensional feature film, Bwana Devil.

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  4. Robert Orben papers, 1941-2019

    23,800 items. 52 containers plus 17 oversize. 35.8 linear feet. 81 digital files (5.88GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Comedy writer and political speechwriter. Correspondence, jokes and other writings, business papers, photographs, printed matter, interviews, and speeches in both physical and digital formats pertaining to Orben's work as a comedy writer and humor consultant for entertainers, public figures, and corporate clients, editor of a topical humor service, writer for television, and speechwriter for President Gerald R. Ford.

  5. Arthur Laurents papers, circa 1900-2011

    approximately 15,400 items. 145 containers. 71 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) was an American playwright, screenwriter and Broadway director. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes scripts, correspondence, datebooks, photographs, book drafts, production notes, programs, publicity materials, business papers, awards, clippings, and articles.

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  6. Alan Jay Lerner papers, 1880-1997

    2500 items. 38 containers. 19.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alan Jay Lerner was an American lyricist, librettist, playwright and screenwriter. The papers include stage scripts and screenplays in multiple drafts, music, correspondence, photographs, writings, programs, biographical materials, clippings and collected lyrics.

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  7. American / Century Play Company scripts and business papers, 1894-2006

    approximately 16,000 items. 185 containers. 93.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The American Play Company / Century Play Company was a conglomerate publishing house that represented many of the most prominent American playwrights and dramatists of the 20th century. The scripts and business papers in the collection document numerous aspects of American theater production history, including author representation, show production, publishing, and licensing for television, film, radio, and stock productions. The script library notably includes five working copies of The Glass Menagerie (1944) by Tennessee Williams and early performance drafts of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (1921), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), and Strange Interlude (1923). The collection also highlights several unpublished, unproduced works by female playwrights, such as Harriet Ford and Margery Benton Cooke.

  8. Carlton E. Morse script collection, 1939-1952

    5 linear feet (15 boxes). -- Recorded Sound Research Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Photocopies of sixty-four radio scripts written by Carlton E. Morse for the detective series Adventures by Morse, I Love a Mystery, and I Love Adventure.