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Richard Collins papers, 1932-1967

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Collins, Richard, 1914-
Title
Richard Collins papers
Dates
1932-1967 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.0 linear feet, (6 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 691
Summary
Collection comprises papers of American screenwriter and producer Richard Collins and includes motion picture scripts, scenarios, screen plays, outlines and treatments by Collins and others; television scripts, including scripts for the Breaking point and Chrysler theatre series; and professional correspondence. Major correspondents are Marjorie Cantor, Frank Dorsey, Arnaud d'Usseau and Ned Russell.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Richard J. Collins is a writer and producer born in New York City on July 20, 1914. He attended Stanford University and became a junior writer at 20th Century Fox during the years 1936 and 1937. He was a one of the producers of Bonanza at the National Broadcasting Company in the 1960s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of motion picture and television scripts by both Collins and others. In addition, there is correspondence, contracts, production material and notes on script ideas.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard Collins Papers, Ax 691, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Motion picture scripts, scenarios, screenplays, outlines, treatments by Richard CollinsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
The Adventures of Hajji Baba, scenario and shooting schedule
1953
1 2
The Badlanders, screen treatment, script and revised script
1957
1 3
The Bob Mattias Story, screenplay and shooting schedule
1954
1 4
The Bucking String (with Silvia Richards), screen story
1950
1 5
City That Never Sleeps, screen treatment
1952
1 6
The Comedian, original script, first shooting script
1954
1 7
Cult of the Cobra (with Cecil Maiden), final screenplay
1954
1 8
The Dancing Bucket, screenplay (by Marion Hargrove), revised final draft screenplay, second revised final draft screenplay, final screenplay
1959
1 9
The Dark Wood, screenplay
1946
1 10
Deborah, outline and original script with corrections
1947
1 11
Deborah, script
1947
1 12
Don’t be a Sucker (originally “Quit Shoving”), original script, script (US Signal Corps training film project 6107)
1945
1 13
Every Now and Then (with Arnaud d’Usseau), script (adapted from Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies)
1935
1 14
Flamenca (originally “Spanish Affair”), first preliminary script and final script
1956
1 15
Flamenca (originally “Spanish Affair”), correspondence and production schedule
1956
1 16
Freckles (with Arnaud d’Usseau), story outline
1940
1 17
Hudson’s Bay Company (with Michael Jacoby), revised screen treatment, notes (produced in 1941 as “Hudson’s Bay” by 20th Century Fox)
1937
1 18
In Place of Splendor, story outline and notes
1946
2 1
In Place of Splendor, screenplay
1946
2 2
Lady Scarface (originally “An Untitled Story”; with Arnaud d’Usseau), story outline, estimating script and final script (produced in 1941 by RKO Pictures, Inc.)
1941
2 3
The Man from Snake River, screen treatments
1955
2 4
The Man from Snake River, first screenplay
1955
2 5
The Man from Snake River, second screenplay
1955
2 6
The Mexican Story, story outline and screen treatment
2 7
Miss Susie Slagle’s, story outline (produced by Paramount Pictures, Inc., 1946)
1939
2 8
99 Women, first draft screenplay
1960
2 9
Once Around the Clock (with Arnaud d’Usseau), estimating script
1940
2 10
Operation 16-Z, first estimating draft script
1952
2 11
Pay or Die, script
1959
2 12
Return to Love (with Arnaud d’Usseau), estimating script
1940
2 13
Riot in Cell Block 11 (originally “Riot”), first draft screenplay, revised screenplay, final shooting script, shooting schedule, memos from Walter Wanger on script
1953
2 14
Rose and the Flame, screenplay
1954
2 15
Ruler of the Seas, outline and script
1938
2 16
Ruler of the Seas, script and log of the steamship, Savannah, 1819
1938
3 1
The Sage of Onion Valley, story outline
3 2
See What I Mean?, original and revised screenplays
3 3
Song of Russia (originally “Russia”)(with Paul Jarrico), script
1942
3 4
Song of Russia (originally “Russia”)(with Paul Jarrico), notes and reviews
1942
3 5
Suffragette (with Paul Jarrico), story outline
1937
3 6
Until They Sail, screen treatment, step outline and research material
1955
3 7
Will o’ the Wisp, synopsis by Katherine Anne Porter, outline, original screenplay
1948, 1950
3 8
Will o’ the Wisp, screenplay
1948, 1950

Motion picture scripts, and screenplays by othersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 9
Mainwaring, Daniel G. The Body Snatchers: script
1955
3 10
Mankiewicz, Herman J. The Pride of the Yankees: shooting script (produced by Samuel Goldwyn, 1942)
1942
3 11
Trotti, Lamar, and Sonya Levien. Chicago: temporary script (original story by R. Collins)
1937

Television scripts and related materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
“Breaking Point” series; Bing Crosby Productions
Box Folder
3 12
Bellack, George. A Land More Cruel: shooting script production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
December 1963
3 13
Blankfort, Michael. A Pelican in the Wilderness: shooting script and production schedule
June 1963
3 14
Boretz, Alvin. Millions of Faces: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet and call sheets
September 1963
3 15
Boretz, Alvin. So Many Pretty Girls…: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, call sheets and production reports
December 1963
3 16
Davidson, David. Whatsoever Things I Hear: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet and call sheet
July 1963
3 17
Dratler, Jay. Who is Mimi, What is She?: shooting script, production schedule and cast sheet
July 1963
4 1
Fine, Mort. Better Than a Dead Lion: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, call sheets and production reports
November 1963
4 2
Gerard, Mervin. The Summer House: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet and call sheets
February 1964
4 3
Gothers, Stephen. Heart of Marble, Body of Stone: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet and call sheets
August 1963
4 4
Gordon, William D. I, The Dancer: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet and call sheets
March 1964
4 5
Hammil, Joel. My Hands Are Clean: final draft script
February 1964
4 6
Hayes, Raphael. A Little Anger is a Good Thing: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, call sheets and production reports
January 1964
4 7
Holloway, Jean. In the Dark All Cats Are Gray: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, call sheets and production reports
January 1964
4 8
Holloway, Jean. Tides of Darkness: final draft script
December 1963
4 9
Kinnoy, Ernest. The Bull Roarer: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
October 1963
4 10
Lefferts, George. Don’t Cry, Baby, Don’t Cry: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
October 1963
4 11
Lefferts, George. The Healers: final draft script
December 1963
4 12
Merlin, Barbara and Milton. Glass Flowers: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
November 1963
4 13
Merlin, Barbara and Milton. The GNU, now almost extinct: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, call sheets, and production reports
October 1963
4 14
Merlin, Barbara and Milton. No Squares in my Family Circle: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, call sheets, and production reports
January 1964
4 15
Morgan, Scott. Confusing her Astronomers: final draft script
January 1964
4 16
Rodgers, Mark. There are the Hip and there are the Square: final draft script, and revised final draft script
May 1963
4 17
Ross, Jerome. Last Summer We Didn’t Go Away: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
June 1963
4 18
Rubin, Mann. Fire and Ice: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
July 1963
4 19
Sanford, Gerald. Child of the Center Ring: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
December 1963
4 20
Semple, Lorenzo, Jr. Never Trouble, Trouble…: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, call sheets, and production reports
February 1964
4 21
Sloane, Allen. And James Was A Very Small Snail: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
September 1963
4 22
Sloane, Allen. Crack in an Image: shooting script, production schedule, cast sheet, and call sheets
September 1963
4 23
Yaffe, James. Bird and Snake: shooting script, and production schedule
June 1963
4 24
Devil on Two Sticks: shooting script, production reports, and cast sheets
November 1963
5 1
Memos, schedules, and writers
5 2
Story ideas, and script notes
5 3
Still pictures
Chrysler Theater series scripts
Box Folder
5 4
Anhalt, Edward. A Time for Killing: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
February 1965
5 5
Apstein, Theodore. Perilous Times: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
February 1965
5 6
Cassavetes, John. In Pursuit of Excellence: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
February 1966
5 7
Fielder, Richard. The Loving Cup: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
December 1964
5 8
Furia, John. The Turncoat: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
July 1964
5 9
Kinroy, Ernest. Wind Fever: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
August 1965
5 10
Krumholz, Chester. Marian: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
July 1965
5 11
Lakin, Rita. The Shattered Glass: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
September 1964
5 12
Moll, Elick. Clash of Cymbals: shooting script, and music schedule
September 1964
5 13
Pogostin, S. Lee. Crazier than Cotton: revised shooting script
March 1966
5 14
Reisner, Dean. Escape into Jeopardy: shooting script, and production schedule
May 1965
5 15
Silliphant, Sterling. The Cloud Busters: note on submission, final script, and notes by Collins
December 1965
5 16
Silliphant, Sterling. The Highest Fall of All: shooting script, production schedule, and cast sheet
September 1965
5 17
Wood, William. Parties to the Crime: shooting script, and production schedule
October 1964
Television series scripts by Richard Collins
Box Folder
5 18
Bat Masterson. Appointment in Mobeetie: outline
June 1950
5 19
Bat Masterson. 90-B: script
September 1960
5 20
Combat. Celeste: story outline, first draft script, and second draft script
May 1962
5 21
Daniel Boone. Beaumarchais: original script, corrected, and final script
May 1967
5 22
87th Precinct. Empty Hours: script with notes and corrections
June 1961
5 23
87th Precinct. The Heckler: revised draft, script with corrections
August 1961
5 24
87th Precinct. Killer’s Choice: revised script
January 1962
5 25
87th Precinct. The Cover: script
March 1962
5 26
General Electric Theatre. Clown: script, and revised script
January 1955
5 27
General Electric Theatre. Prosper’s Old Mother. (W. Bowers): revised script, and rewrite pages by Collins
June 1955
5 28
Grand Jury. Magazine Scandal: script
January 1960
5 29
Jane Wyman Fireside Theatre. The Sound of Thunder: script, and revised script
March 1956
5 30
Jane Wyman Fireside Theatre. The Sound of Thunder: script, and revised script
March 1956
5 31
Joaquin Murietta. A Life for a Life: story idea by Marvin Albert, and script
September 1967
5 32
Joaquin Murietta. Shanghai Chicken Story: story outline, shooting script, cast list, set list, and revises
August 1967
6 1
Maverick. Duel at Sundown: revised draft script
December 1958
6 2
Maya. Twilight of Empire: final script
November 1966
6 3
Not for Hire. Careless Love: final draft script
August 1959
6 4
Not for Hire. Shark Bait: final draft script
July 1959
6 5
Not for Hire: Sheep’s Clothing: final draft script, and revised final draft script
November 1959
6 6
The Roaring Twenties. Royal Tour: estimating script, and revised draft script
April 1961
6 7
Robert Taylor’s Detectives. Masquerade: script
June 1959
6 8
Route 66. The Hungry I: revised first draft script
October 1960
6 9
The Untouchables. Human Contraband: story outline
January 1961
6 10
The Untouchables. The seventh vote: final draft script
March 1961
6 11
Wagon Train. The Emily Rossiter Story: script
August 1957
Television non-series scripts by Richard Collins
Box Folder
6 12
Non-Series 1. The Boy with the Beautiful Mother
1955
6 12
Non-Series 1. The Blue Ribbon
1955
6 12
Non-Series 1. Code of Honor
1952
6 12
Non-Series 1. Faith
1953
6 12
Non-Series 1. The Girl Who Wasn’t Wanted
1955
6 12
Non-Series 1-2. The Golden Flower
1954
6 13
Non-Series 1-2. The Golden Flower
1954
6 13
Non-Series 2. The Indian Captive
6 13
Non-Series 2. The Intercessors
1953
6 14
Non-Series 3. A Light in the Desert
1956
6 14
Non-Series 3. The Magic Mirror
1956
6 14
Non-Series 3. Miss Darkness
6 14
Non-Series 3. Mr. Donald Takes A Risk
1954
6 15
Non-Series 4. Night Fright
1957
6 15
Non-Series 4. The Psychophonic Nurse
6 15
Non-Series 4. The Secret Place
1955
6 15
Non-Series 4. Shadow on the Heart
1955
6 15
Non-Series 4. Theater on the Mind
1949
6 15
Non-Series 4. The Tin Bridge
6 15
Non-Series 4. The William Norton Story
6 15
Non-Series 4. Within the Law
1957
Correspondence
Box Folder
6 16
Correspondence, professional
1964-1965
6 17
Letters Received. General
6 18
Letters Received. d’Usseau, Arnaud
1932-1948
6 19
Letters Received. Russell, Ned
1930-1939
6 20
Letters Received. Cantor, Marjorie
1930-1939
6 21
Letters Received. Collins, Harry and Mrs. Harry
1932-1934
6 22
Letters Received. Dorsey, Frank
1930-1939
6 23
Letters Received. Vincent Van Gogh
1936-1937
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
6 24
Contracts 1
1936-1962
6 25
Contracts 2
1936-1962
6 26
Screen Writers Guild Show: script and program
1961
6 27
Production Material
6 28
Fathom: TV idea