Samuel Anthony Peeples papers, 1948-1979

Overview of the Collection

Peeples, Samuel Anthony, 1917-
Samuel Anthony Peeples papers
1948-1979 (inclusive)
16.00 cubic feet (17 boxes) + motion picture films and phonograph records.
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides
Additional Information

Finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Peeples, a television script writer and author, began his writing career with Western novels. In 1958 he began writing for television series, primarily Westerns and some science fiction programs. He also created and wrote for several television programs including "Overland Trail" and "The Tall Man."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists primarily of manuscripts, scripts and outlines for many Western, science fiction and adventure television series including but not limited to ones written by Peeples. There is a small amount of Peeples' business correspondence, the manuscript for his Western novel, "Doc Colt," and miscellaneous related photographs and artifacts.

Peeples' extensive collections of feature length films and phonograph records of sound effects and movie soundtracks are available in the audiovisual archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Samuel Anthony Peeples at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Science fiction television programs.
  • Television authorship.
  • Television programs -- United States.
  • Television scripts.
  • Western stories.
  • Western television programs -- United States.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Artifacts.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Phonograph records.
  • Photographs.
  • Scripts.


  • Authors.
  • Television writers.

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Peeples, Samuel A. (Samuel Anthony), 1917- : Doc Colt.