Robert Vincent Wright papers, 1960-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Wright, Robert Vincent
Robert Vincent Wright papers
1960-1980 (bulk)
1894-1994 (inclusive)
3.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 433
Robert Vincent Wright (1919-2007) was a writer for various television programs in the 1960s and 1970s. The papers include screenplays, unpublished and published writing, biographical information, writings of family members, correspondence, and family photographs.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Vincent Wright was born on May 11, 1919 in Seattle. He was a screen writer for television programs from 1961 to 1978. He died June 17, 2007 in Thousand Oaks, California of acute bronchitis and pneumonia.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series I contains synopses, outlines, and production copies of scripts for major television series including "Bonanza," "Dr. Kildare," "Maverick," "Mission Impossible," "Surfside," and "The Virginian." Series II contains Wright's screenplays and other writings, work of his family members, and family photographs and documents. Series III contains screenplays, unpublished and published literary works and personal statements, biographical information, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Vincent Wright Papers, Ax 433, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Manuscripts for screenplays, 1961-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Alias Joe Cartwrite - Cimarron Strip
Box Folder
1 1
Alias Joe Cartwright. Bonanza. Production copy of script.
August 26, 1963-1965
1 1
The Battle. Lassie. Story outline, carbon
May 17, 1962
1 1
Cabbages and Kings. 77 Sunset Strip. Story outline, original typed copy.
October 15, 1962
1 1
Cimarron Strip, capsulized story idea, original typed copy; thermofax copy
Clootey Hutter - Dr.Kildare
Box Folder
1 2
Clootey Hutter. Lawman. Final draft, production copy of script
November 15, 1961
1 2
The Corporate Image Caper. 77 Sunset Strip, analysis of story, production copy
July 11, 1962
1 2
Deadly Waters. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Production copy of script, revised final shooting.
August 9, 1966
1 2
The Dowry. Bonanza. Original typed copy of script, with holograph revisions
1 2
Dr. Kildare, season story synopses. Production copy
1 2
Dr. Kildare, season story lines for writer guideance. Production copu
The Four-Hour Brother - The Last Vote
ca. 1962-1967
Box Folder
1 3
The Four-Hour Brother. The Virginian. Story outline, original typed copy
1 3
Incident at Fort Mead. Bonanza. Story outline, carbon
1 3
The Iron Bars of Sunshine. Outlaws. Story outline, carbon
April 3, 1962
1 3
The Jaws of Death. Bonanza. Story outline, original typed copy
1 3
The Last Vote. Bonanza. Story outline, carbon. Production copy of script
April 3, 1967
A Light Touch on the Panic Button - A Long and Tender Green
Box Folder
1 4
A Light Touch on the Panic Button. The Lieutenant. Production copy of story outline; original typed copy of script, with holograph revisions, incomplete
April 26, 1963
1 4
A Long and Tender Green. Production copy of scrip, incomplete, original typed copy of script, second version, incomplete
The Magnificent Swindle - The Package
Box Folder
1 5
The Magnificent Swindle, by Robert Vincent Wright and N.B. Stone, Jr., mimeographed copy of story outline
1 5
The Music Men. Bonanza. Story outline, original typed copy; final script, production copy
1 5
One of Our Trains is Missing. Maverick, carbon of script; final script, production copy
June 5, 1961-January 4, 1962
1 5
The Package. Outlaws. Story outline, carbon.
May 31, 1961
Ponderosa Spectre - Showdown
Box Folder
1 6
Ponderosa Spectre. Bonanza. Story outline, original typed copy
1 6
A Private Eye for Beauty (Miss Universe). Surfside 6. Final draft, carbon of script
July 17, 1961
1 6
The Rainmaker. Bonanza. Production copy of script
May 3, 1963
1 6
Rip Van Winkle. Mission Impossible. Story outline, original typed copy
1 6
Showdown. Bonanza. Story outline, original typed copy; story premise, original typed copy
The Six Out of Eight Caper - The Surfside Swindle
Box Folder
1 7
The Six Out of Eight Caper. 77 Sunset Strip. Original typed copy of script
1 7
The Surfside Swindle. Surfside 6. Production copy of script
June 1, 1961
The Terrible Toys - Unidentified Script
Box Folder
1 8
The Terrible Toys
July 22, 1966
1 8
The Value of Money. Bonanza. Story outline, original typed copy
1 8
What Every Young Girl Should Know. Story, mimeographed
1 8
Unidentified. Original typed copy of script

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Television programs--United States
  • Television writers--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Wright, Robert Vincent
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Photographic prints
  • Television scripts