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Series I: Projects

Scope and Contents note

This series contains material and records of plays, screenplays, teleplays and other works that Kopit wrote. There is material from one work he directed. Among all the named projects in the series, many were unproduced. These include the works The Shroud, The Frogs, Cheeky Peeky, Deception, Scientific Process, Norman in Wonderland, Treasure Island, Between the Wars, Deep Purple, Discovery of America, Dream House, MK-Ultra, and Starstruck. Other projects Kopit worked on eventually reached the stage or screen without his final involvement or credit. These include Dr. Zhivago, Sweet Smell of Success, Till Death Us Do Part, In a Child's Name, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Yet among these records is material on some of Kopit's greatest popular and critical successes such as Wings, Indians, Nine, Phantom and End of the World as well as other endeavors such as the TV movies Roswell, Hands of a Stranger and his adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play Ghosts. The quality and particular nature of documentation for each project varies. Some works contain greater record of the actual inception of the play through notebooks and index cards and research. Other projects contain a greater amount of material documenting the staging and production. The more successful projects such as Phantom, End of the World and Road to Nirvana contain considerable information on regional, touring and international productions.

Animal Hospital, 1986

Box: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Several typescript drafts of teleplay with hand edits and annotations; index cards, handwritten and typewritten research notes, animal care pamphlets and magazines
10 spiral and cloth bound notebooks of handwritten notes, research, and play development, most only partially filled
"Los Angeles" Magazine, July 1985
Audio Cassettes:
"Dr. Limehouse (Holistic Medicine) Interview and Description of Clinic"
"Steven May--Pet Limo Interview"

Two sketchbooks moved to Flat Box 1

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619218

The Bell Witch Variations by Betty D. Matarese, May 27, 1987, 1987

Box: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Location of Materials


Scope and Contents note

Script and scene fragments, handwritten notes, production notes, memos; pamphlets, articles, and other research material on small Tennessee towns and the legend of the Bell Witch, audition applications and head shots, administrative materials relating to Kopit's position in Tennessee, "Vanderbilt Review" Spring 1986, Austin Peay State University Directory, index cards; 4 small notebooks, all only partially filled.
Tennessee Trivia Compiled by Ernie and Jill Couch, Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville.1985
The Tennessee Sampler by Peter Jenkins and Friends, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville. 1985
Zone 3Spring 1986, poetry journal of Austin Peay State University
The Bell Witch of Tennessee by Charles Bailey Bell, Harriet Parks Miller, Published by Charles Elder, Nashville. Original edition 1934, facsimile edition 1972.
Authenticated History of the Bell Witch and Other Stories of the World's Greatest Unexplained Phenomenon by M.V. Ingram, Rare Book Reprints, Nashville. Original edition 1894, facsimile edition 1961.
Audio Cassettes
"The Bells of Adams 1 and 2"
"The Bells of Adams Sides 3 and 4"

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619226

Between the Wars, 1991-1992

Box: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Work (in one instance titled "The Testing Ground") on an unproduced screenplay based on a stage play by Ellen Kesend ("To Have and To Hold") about the Spanish Civil War and Robert Capa. Notebooks, news articles, research, screenplay drafts.
Audio Cassettes
"Spanish Civil War thoughts (pre-meeting)"
"Spanish Civil War phone call with Disney 4/29/92"
"2nd Disney Meeting in L.A. (I did not record the first)"
"Some of my comments re: Disney notes"
"Between the Wars Tape no. 1 3/5/1992" 1 micro cassette in env.
"Sp. Civil War tape no. 2 3/16/92" 1 micro cassette in env.

Note: One folder oversized material at end of box.
One sketchbook has extensive post-it note annotation.
Extensive historical news clippings that might be indexed and discarded.
Need on audio tape case

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619234

Note: Once the oversized materials in this box have been stored separately, the remaining folders can be fit into Box 2, hence the box designation 2a, 1997

Box: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Plot summary, research materials, correspondence
Audio Cassettes
"Marianne May '98" (miniature cassette)
"Arthur to Marianne, 10/24/97"
"Marianne Shennefield, Oct. 6th" 3 tapes
"Marianne, Oct 24th"
"Alexi on Marianne"
"Dick Russell Talks About Marianne Shennefield"
"Dick Russell, May 14, 1998
Video Cassettes
"Marianne", VHS, T-120
Computer Media
unlabeled 3 1/2" diskette

Need case for audio tape and diskette

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619242

Blue Angel Box 1, 1992-1994

Box: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Contracts, receipts, other documents with HBO for work; index cards, sketches and notes; typescript "very rough first draft" 4/25/93; first Draft 5/21/93; 3 bound notebooks, sketchbooks including disbound signatures
Audio Cassettes
"'Blue Angel' Notes on opening. If Stuck, listen!" 1 micro cassette
"Spoto Interview, NY, 9/16/92" 2 tapes
"Spoto second visit, 10/8/1992"
"Spoto 3rd Interview 10/21/1992" 2 tapes and two back up tapes
"Interview with Burt Bacharach re: Marlene, 7/19/93" 1 tape and 1 backup
"Burt Bacharach 1st meeting my remarks"
"Blue Angel HBO notes tape #1 Sue Pollacs(?), Laurette Hayden
"Blue Angel HBO notes tape #2
"Ella on Dietrich in Berlin"
"Donald Spoto"
Unlabeled tape

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619259

Blue Angel Box 2, 1992-1994

Box: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Publications most heavily annotated
Maria Riva, Marlene Dietrich (Bloomsbury: London; Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1992)
Donald Spoto, Blue Angel: The Life of Marlene Dietrich (Doubleday: New York, 1992) 2 copies
Steven Bach, Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend (William Morrow and Company: 1992)
Marlene Dietrich, Marlene (Grove Press: New York, 1989)
Donald Spoto, Lenya: A Life (Ballantine Books: New York, 1990)

Note: Books heavily marked with annotated post-it notes

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619267

Cheeky Peeky, 1995-1996

Box: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Note: All folder titles reflect original labels of hanging files these records were stored in. Cassettes scattered throughout box. One empty folder labeled "outline and notes"

Script, notes, articles and research, correspondence, especially between coauthors.
Audio Cassettes
"Cheeky Peeky" micro cassette
"Arthur's Notes--Cheeky Peeky"
"Phone interview with Sam Cohen 'father of the neutron bomb' on 'Red Mercury'"
"Cheeky Peeky Jan '96 (Alex's Comments)"
"Sergei, Alex, Arthur 11/18/95" 2 tapes
"Conference Call 6/27/96, Arthur, Zach, Douglas Reuther, Nana Greenwald, Brian Alexander" 2 tapes
Alex on Cheeky Peeky"
Computer Media
3 1/2" Diskette, "Cheeky Peeky"
5" floppy diskette "ASCII (DOS) Kopit 2; Lois Porro Transcription"
PublicationsStephen Handelman,
Comrade Criminal: Russia's New Mafiya (Yale University Press: New Haven, Conn., 1995)

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619275

Deception Box 1, 1988

Box: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Note: Titles on folders reflect titles of original folders.

Index cards, notebooks, one large sketchbook, magazine and newspaper clippings, drafts, revisions with comments.
Audio Cassettes
Micro tape "Carole Hart: 2 phone calls re: 3rd draft of Deception Jan '88" Envelope says 3 tapes but only one present
Peter Sheldon, ed. Fodor's Turkey 1987 (Fodor's Travel Guides: New York, 1986)
Marilyn Jenkins, Manuel Keene, Islamic Jewelry in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Museum: New York, n.d.)
Esin Atil, The Age of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (National Gallery of Art: Washington; Harry N. Abrams: New York, 1987)

Note: In this box was found 6"-7" of drafts and index cards for "The Shroud". Material removed and placed with other Shroud materials.

Note: Sketchbook and exhibition catalog moved to Flat Box 1.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619283

Deep Purple 1995, 1995-?

Box: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Sketchbooks, photocopies of images
Video Cassettes
VHS "Video of Deep Purple recording studio in Orlando"
VHS "Deep Purple BBC Interviews"
Compact Discs (published)
Deep Purple, Deep Purple in Rock: Anniversary Edition c1995
Deep Purple, Perfect Strangers c1994
Deep Purple, Made in Japan c1973
Deep Purple, Machine Head c1972
Deep Purple, Who Do They Think They Are c1992
Deep Purple, Nobody's Perfect c1988
Audio Cassettes
"'Bitchin'--Mystery Band"
"Roger Glover---Tunes"
"Trog---rock band fight"
"Orlando-Tuesday evening, I talk with Rodger Glover"
"Deep Purple's recording studio in Orlando"
"DP--Orlando 2nd visit"
Micro Audio Cassettes in labeled env.s
"Orlando Wed night I talk with Roger Olner...Tape 1" 1 tape
"Orlando (Sunday) My Comments and Reactions" 1 tape
"Nina Play...." 1 tape
"Tape 1 Orlando (9/1/95)...and Tape B 9/2/95" 2 tapes
"Orlando Sat night DURING dinner" 1 tape
"Sat morning, Rose Glover" 1 tape
"Orlando Monday #1, 2, 3" 3 tapes
"Sat night in Orlando (9/2) 3rd tape of the evening" 1 tape
"Saturday, RG Montserrat!" 1 tape
"Orlando 9/1/95, 9/2/95" 3 tapes
"Tape 101 9/2/95" 1 tape
"Orlando (Tuesday)" 5 tapes
"Orlando Monday and Tuesday 2nd visit" 7 tapes

Discovery of America
Handwritten and typescript drafts, pamphlets, research material.

Note: legal sized script pages and photo copies moved to Flat Box 2.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619309

Discovery of America, unknown

Box: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Scripts, large amount of handwritten drafts, contracts. Includes folders of notes and thoughts for other possible works including The Woblns (tentative title).

Photographs in last folder in box.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619317

Dream House, 1981-1991

Box: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Notebooks, tapes, typescripts and handwritten drafts, news clippings, magazines, home supply catalogs, mail order house plans, brochures.
Video Cassettes
"VHS "Security [20/20]
Audio Cassettes (many in coin env.s scattered throughout box)
"Oct. Current Dreamhouse" 2 microcassettes
"Dream House microcassettes" 3 microcassettes
"4/30/91 Tapes DreamHouse" 1 micro cassette, one empty container
"Dream House 9/13/91 and 9/16/91 L.A. Mike Manheim" 4 microcassettes
"5/13/91 Leslie's remarks on Dreamhouse" 1 micro cassette
One loose empty case
"TDK tape about treehouse (side A) Dreamhouse current tapes 4/24/91 (side B 5/6/91)" 2 microcassettes
"Computer voice in phone" 1 micro cassette loose not in env.
"Dream House Rollins Interview by Dave Weintraub" 1 micro cassette
"Side A...Jules and Bob" 1 micro cassette

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619325

Dream HouseBox 2, 1991-1992

Box: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Index cards, spiral notebooks, correspondence, news clippings, publications, research materials, typescript drafts
Headquarters, Department of the Army, TM-31-200-1 Department of the Army Technical Manual Unconventional Warfare Devices and Techniques References (Headquarters, Department of the Army: Washington D.C., April 1966)
Headquarters, Department of the Army, FM 5-31 Department of the Army Field Manual Boobytraps (Headquarters, Department of the Army: Washington D.C., September 1965)
Audio Cassettes
"total security #1" 1 micro cassette
"Integrated Security System" 1 micro cassette
"Dream House 3/91" 1 micro cassette
"2 Tapes conversation with Russell and Erica re: the architect" 2 microcassettes in env.
George Carlin, A Place for My Stuff (Atlantic Recording Corporation: New York, c1981)
"Dream House Security Westinghouse #1 #3, Total Security, The Bug" 3 microcassettes in env.
"Dream HOuse" 1 micro cassette in env.
:Dream House Michael Wang Phone Conversation" 1 micro cassette in sealed white env.
"Dreamhouse re: Melvin Douglas Figure" 1 micro cassette in env.
"Rollins Security (Nov. 1990--re. NBC) Sat. Nov. 10" 1 micro cassette in env. with note
"Dream House Interview 'New Canaan Security'" 1 micro cassette in env. with note
"Security Solutions" Sat Nov. 10" 1 micro cassette in env. with note
env. with empty tape case.

Note: Sketch pads, pages and other materials moved to Flat Box 2.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619333

End of the World Box 1, 1983-1986

Box: 13 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, photographs of productions, promotional materials, news clippings, contracts, programs and playbills, records and details of royalties, publication, scripts, script revisions.

Note: stack of photos in folder 2 (with poster to be separated), 4, 5, 11, and second from last folder.
New York Times Magazine moved to Flat Box 2.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619341

End of the World Box 2, 1984

Box: 14 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Scripts, many annotated or referring to specific productions, news clippings, research, notebooks, magazines, journals.
Arthur Kopit, End of the World (Hill and Wang: New York, 1984)
Stewart Steven. The Spymasters of Israel (Macmillan Publishing: New York, 1980)
Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, The Effects of Nuclear War (May 1979)

Amount of oversized material to be separated

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619358

End of the World Box 3, 1984

Box: 15 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Research, correspondence, notes, drafts, extensive series of notes on small slips of paper and clippings inside labeled Manila envelopes, very early preparations for play.
Ground Zero, Nuclear War: What's in it For You? (Pocket Books: New York, 1982)

Two folders of sketch pages and notes moved to Flat Box 3.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619366

End of the World Box 4, 1984

Box: 16 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Diagrams, early notes, research, news clippings, scripts, drafts, newspapers, reviews, foreign playbills and translations, galleys for publication.
Ground Zero, Hope: Facing the Music on Nuclear War and the 1984 Elections (Long Shadow Books: New York, 1983)

Note: 3 folders of maps, magazines, and research moved to Flat Box 3.
Significant quantity of newspapers and magazines that should probably be listed in a bibliography and discarded.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619374

Ghosts, 1982

Box: 17 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Scripts, correspondence, news articles

Handwritten early draft, typescript.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619382

Good Friends: A Musical, 1982-1986

Box: 18 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Good Friends is an original two person musical by Gil Perlroth. After seeing it in Stanford, Kopit became involved in rewriting the book, possibly under the new title "My Place or yours." It is unknown how far this project was developed. This box contains 10 copies of various versions of the original script from 1982-1986, a rough draft by Kopit, correspondence and contracts.
Audio Cassettes
"My Place or Yours? A Musical (Demo) Kopit/Perlroth""
"Background Music"
"Good Friends Demo c1986 Perlroth"
"Good Friends c1986 Gil Perlroth Demo tape 8 songs"

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619390

Hands of a Stranger, 1985-1987

Box: 19 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Screenplays, drafts, notebooks, index cards, promotional materials, news clippings.
Robert Daley, Hands of a Stranger (Simon and Schuster: New York, 1985) Advanced uncorrected proof with heavy annotations

Note: One legal notebook moved to Flat Box 4.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619408

High Society, 1997

Box: 20 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Playbills, notebooks, sketchbooks, script fragments and revisions.
Audio Cassettes
"Why Don't We Try Staying Home?"
"1) Why Don't We Try Staying Home? 2) Say it With Gin"
"Babies, Crying and Giggling"
"True Love"
"Wild Wedding Bells"
""Ted Sperling Plays Piano"

Note: Includes oversized sketchbook moved to Flat Box 4.
One script copy contains extensive post-it tabs.
One audio tape needs container.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619416

IndiansBox 1, 1968-

Box: 21 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"Cody's Will" (early version of play), extensive type- and handwritten drafts and revisions ca. 1968-1969, notes, playbills of the American premier, handwritten scenes with edits, Swedish translation of 1969, galley proofs, contact sheets of photographs of London production, correspondence, reviews.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619424

IndiansBox 2, 1968-1969

Box: 22 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Royalty records, reviews, programs, handwritten and typewritten scripts and script fragments, prompt book (London), promotional materials from film.

Note: Color production photos in front of box.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619614

IndiansBox 3, 1968-1976, 1994

Box: 23 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Research materials, articles on film, large amount of original newspaper reviews and articles, notebook, playbills.


Research materials.
Audio Cassettes

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619622

Legacy of a Mother's Murder (In a Child's Name) Box 1, 1987-1989

Box: 24 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Project with Peter Maas for ABC miniseries. When it aired in 1991 Kopit's name was not credited and it had been renamed "In a Child's Name". Notebooks and handwritten notes, correspondence, story treatments, script drafts, transcripts of conversations with Maas, copies of court documents, audio tapes.
Audio Cassettes
Note: all recordings are microcassettes unless indicated with an asterisk.
"My response to second interview with Ken Taylor"
"Jack Venturi"
"...Peter Mass stuff"
*"Peter Maas #2 Friday Oct. 16"
*"Peter Maas #1 Friday Oct. 16"
In cardboard box:
"12/29/87 P. Maas"
"Peter Maas 2 tapes [at Highdale] Tuesday July 7" 3 tapes in env.
"Third tape Sunday July 19th Staten Island trip..." 2 tapes in env.
"2nd meeting" 1 tape in env.
"Dec. 15th conversation with Janice Miller" 1 tape in env.
"Al Benigno phone call 1/14/88"
"12/24 Janice Miller phone call" 1 tape in env.
"Al Benigno" 1 tape in env.
"10/16 N.J. Janice Miller 2 tapes" 2 tapes in env.
"NJ tape Oct 16th Paul Chaiet" 1 tape in env.
In Manila env.:
*"Paul Chaiet Oct. 16th New Jersey" 1 tape in env.
*"Peter Maas 3rd meeting June 19th Tape #2" 1 tape in env.
*"Peter Maas 3rd meeting June 19th Tape #1" 1 tape in env.
*"Peter Maas 2nd meeting June 12th one tape" 1 tape in env.
In plastic bag:
"Sunday Night...Tom Taylor...#2A" 2 tapes in env.
"Sat afternoon Oct 15, 1988...first interview...Taylors, Marion, Ind." 3 tapes in env.
"Other tapes...#5" 3 tapes in env.
*"For Lois Porro 'Peter Maas Tape'" 1 tape in env.
"Taylors Sunday #2" 3 tapes in env.
"Tuesday Oct 18th 1988...Taylors day four #4" 3 tapes in env.
"Ken Taylor Wed." 2 tapes in env.
"Ken Taylor Thursday..." 4 tapes in env.
"Taylors day #3...#3" 3 tapes in env.
In second plastic bag:
"Transcribed" 2 tapes in env.
"plane ride to Ft. Wayne...#6" 1 tape in env.
The following tapes were in the plastic bag inside a large Manila envelope marked "Peter Maas stuff to be transcribed":
*Peter Maas, Dan Wigutow(?), ALK" 2 tapes in env.
"Peter Maas/Dan Wigutow" 1 tape in env.
"Visit to Celeste and Jeff's House" 1 tape in env.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619630

Legacy of a Mother's Murder (In a Child's Name) Box 2, 1989-1991

Box: 25 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Notice of tentative writing credits, script drafts, some memo pads, copy of original manuscript of book of the same name by Peter Maas, some handwritten notes and correspondence.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619648

Legacy of a Mother's Murder (In a Child's Name) Box 2

Box: 26 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Notebooks, handwritten notes, plot outlines, scripts and script fragments, copies of legal documents and statutes, interview and conversation transcripts.

Note: 3-4 inches of research and notes moved to Flat Box 4.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619655

MK-Ultra Box 1, 1992-1994

Box: 27 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Research material. articles, notebooks, interviews, handwritten notes, plot outlines, correspondence.
Audio Cassettes
"Tape of Haft Conference Call MK/Ultra 9/22/94
"MK-Ultra notes in limo 9/15/94 and other notes" 1 micro cassette
"Steven Haft, Dick Russell and me meet in NY re: MK-Ultra 9/20/94" 2 microcassettes in env.
"MK/Ultra tape Dick Russell and ALK" 1 micro cassette in env.
"MK/Ultra around the time Dick Russell was here" 1 micro cassette in env.

Note: Sketch pages moved to Flat Box 5.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619663

MK-Ultra Box 2

Scope and Contents note

This group of materials, all found in a file box marked "MK-Ultra miscellaneous notes", have suffered severe water damage at some point and have significant mold growth. They have been tied into a plastic bag and removed for conservation. Materials seem to be preliminary research, articles, magazines, etc. One audio tape.

Nine Box 1, 1981-1983

Box: 28 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten and typewritten scripts and script fragments, scene revisions, drafts, notebooks, playbill, 1979 book of musical by Mario Fratti, correspondence, advertising information, auditioning and casting information for out of town companies and national tour, Japanese playbill, show magazine, royalty records, cast album information, news clippings, articles, reviews.
Audio Cassettes
"Thematic underscoring for opening scene"
#1 tape of the first parts of the audition"
"Carla crossover music"
"'Nine' Inspired by Fellini's 8 1/2"

Note: 2 folders of contracts and legal pads moved to Flat Box 5.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619671

Nine Box 2, 1981-1983

Box: 29 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Most of this material was taken from labeled folders. Scripts, script fragments, annotations and revisions, writings and input from the cast, head shots, audition notes and material (?), handwritten scene drafts, notebooks, opening night telegrams and correspondence. The bulk of this material is edits and revisions made in preparations and rehearsals for the initial Broadway production.
Audio Cassettes
"Nine (transcript of film" 1 micro cassette
1 empty tape case.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619689

Phantom Box 1, 1986-91

Box: 30 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Phantom was first conceived by Kopit and Maury Yeston as a musical around 1983, then recreated as a non-musical teleplay although the teleplay was aired (in 1990) before the musical premiered (in 1991). Notebooks, handwritten drafts, and typewritten scripts of the teleplay exist here, dated beginning 1988. Also included are correspondence, financial information, chronologies of events, scripts and drafts for the musical, score fragments, reviews, programs, casting notes.
George Perry, The Complete Phantom of the Opera (Pavilion Books: London, 1987)
Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera (Perennial Library: New York, 1987)
Audio Cassettes
"#2 Phantom" 1 micro cassette

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619697

Phantom Box 2, 1986-1996

Box: 31 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Index cards, handwritten drafts and revisions, typescripts, notebooks, correspondence, articles, image research on the Paris Opera House; large quantity of information on regional productions of the musical including programs, reviews, casting, magazines; reviews and press for teleplay; detailed financial records of Phantom production of Theater Under the Stars, Houston; photos; cast album material; royalty agreements.

Note: Some photos in folder marked photos.

Note: 4 folders of sketch pages and pad, notes, magazine and photo research moved to Flat Box 5.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619135

Phantom Box 3, 1989-1996

Box: 32 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Materials on local productions, interviews, news clippings, teleplay script and revisions, notebook, correspondence, teleplay shooting schedules and other records of time in Paris, production schedules.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619143

Roy Steinberg Project, 1997

Box: 33 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Small amount of material for an apparently undeveloped project at that time titled "Carry and Dump"; handwritten notes, character summaries, script for episode of daytime soap opera "Guiding Light" (Roy Steinberg was a producer)
Audio Cassettes
"Norma in Wonderland" 1 micro cassette in env.

Note: Small amount of materials, will fit into Ms. box. Small amount of oversized sketchbook pages moved to Flat Box 6.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619150

The Road to Nirvana Box 1, 1989-1995

Box: 34 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Records of publication, reviews, materials on various regional productions (correspondence, rights and royalty material, script amendments, auditions, etc.), receipts and expenses, correspondence, programs; early copies of script.
Audio Cassettes
"Nirvana--Who Am I" in padded env.

Note: Roll of posters from Steppenwolf production, handbills, three legal folders of galleys moved to Flat Box 6.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619168

The Road to Nirvana Box 1a, 1988-1995

Box: 35 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Early copies and drafts of the script. Many of these drafts use the working title of the play: "Bone-the-Fish"

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619184

Roswell Box 1, 1992-1994

Box: 36 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Research materials, including books, video tapes, news clippings and articles, issues of the "Skeptical Inquirer", notebooks, correspondence, galley copy of "UFO Crash at Roswell", screenplays and revisions.
John A. Keel, Operation Trojan Horse (Abacus: London, 1973)
Kevin D. Randle and Donald R. Schmitt, UFO Crash at Roswell (Avon Books: New York, 1991)
Video Cassettes
"Ron Reagan Show on UFOs" VHS
"CNN-Don Schmitt UFO Crash at Roswell" VHS
"UFOs, The Unsolved Mystery" VHS
"Unexplained Mysteries, UFO sighting army base, England" VHS
"JFK-Bill Cooper"

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619176

Roswell Box 2, 1992-1994

Box: 37 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Research articles and notes, news clippings, correspondence, screenplay copies, drafts and revisions, plot summaries, materials concerning arbitration for credit by the Writers Guild of America(also in previous box), previous screenplays and treatments by Paul Davids and Jeremy Kagan.
Valdamar Valerian, Matrix II: The Abduction and Manipulation of Humans Using Advanced Technology (Arcturus Book Service: s.l., 1990)
Computer Media
3 5" floppy disks, each carrying drafts or components of the Roswell script, all labeled as Wordstar 5.0

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619192

Roswell Box 3, 1989-1997

Box: 38 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Research articles and notes.
Keith Thompson, Angels and Aliens: UFOs and the Mythic Imagination (Addison-Wesley Publishing: Reading, Mass., 1991)
Budd Hopkins, Missing Time (Ballantine Books: New York, 1989)
Kevin D. Randle and Donald R. Schmitt, UFO Crash at Roswell (Avon Books: New York, 1991)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1989-1990)
Script fragments, transcripts of discussion, correspondence, production schedule, initial contract, advertising information.
Baroness Orczy, Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (Buccaneer Books: New York, 1985)
Baroness Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel (Bantam Books: New York, 1992)
Baroness Orczy, adapted by Beverly Cross, The Scarlet Pimpernel: A Play (Samuel French: London, 1988)
Video Cassettes
"William Cooper Exposes Top Secrets"
"Roswell Press Conference TV News Reports Rod Serling...."
"CNN Interview Don Schmitt re: UFO book"
"Roswell-Smith, Dugger, Knight"
"Intruders Part 2"
Audio Cassettes
"Pimpernel Ockrent meeting in NY Feb 4, 5, 6" 2 tapes in env.
"Nan and Frank and Arthur Act II Pimpernel"
"Tape 2 Nan Frank, Arthur"
"Pimpernel Worktape #1 10/89"
"Pimpernel: conversation with Nan Broglio" 1 micro cassette
"Frank and Nan" 1 micro cassette
"Pimpernel 2/7/90" 1 micro cassette

Note: One large legal-sized photocopy of complete manuscript (by Valdamar Valerian, see above) and small amount of other materials moved to Flat Box 7. These are Roswell materials from previous box.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619200

The Scientific Process Box 1, 1979-1980

Box: 39 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Notebooks, index cards and research and reference books.
Arthur Koestler, The Thirteenth Tribe (Random House: New York, 1976)
Howard Blum, Out There: The Government's Secret Quest for Extraterrestrials (Simon and Schuster: New York, 1990)
William J. Broad, Star Warriors (Simon and Schuster: New York, 1985)
Michio Kaku, Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (Oxford University Press: New York; Oxford, 1994)
Carlos Castaneda, The Second Ring of Power (Simon and Schuster: New York, 1977)
Robert Heilbroner, Visions of the Future: The Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Oxford University Press: New York; Oxford, 1995)
David Rorvik, In His Image: The Cloning of a Man (J.B. Lippincott: New York, 1978)
June Goodfield, Playing God (Random House: New York, 1977)
Micro Cassettes
"6/22/79 Scientific Process"
"Side B: Orano Central Camera Argument 3/10"
"Nadia" et al. 5 tapes in cardboard box
"Scientific Progress" et al. 6 tapes in plastic box

Note: Material is very musty and yellowed but not evidently water damaged or moldy. Two sets of tapes are unfoldered due to size of cases.One folder of sketchbook pages moved to Flat Box 7.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619705

The Scientific Process Box 2

Box: 40 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Stephen RosenFuture Facts (Simon and Schuster: New York, 1976)
Howard Gardner, The Shattered Mind (Vintage Books: new York, 1974)
Brett Bolton, Edgar Cayce Speaks (Avon: New York, 1969)
Alexandra David-Neel, Magic and Mystery in Tibet (Penguin Books: New York, 1978)
Sir Richard Burton and F.F. Arbuthnot trans., The Kama Sutra of Vatsayana (Panther Books: London, 1963)
W.Y. Evans-Wentz ed., The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (Oxford University Press: New York, 1977)
Carl Sagan ed., Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass., 1973)
Daedalus Summer 1967
Robert S. de Ropp, The New Prometheus (Delta: New York, 1973)
Steven Rose, The Conscious Man (Vintage Books: New York, 1976)
Louis E. Rhine, PSI: What is it? (Harper and Row: New York, 1976)
Brian N. Ball, The Probability Man (Daw Books: New York, 1972)
William Sears, The Wine of Astonishment (George Ronald: s.l., 1972)
Jess Stearn, Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet (Bantam Books: New York, 1971)
Isaac Asimov, The Genetic Code (Signet Books: New York, 1962)
Isaac Asimov, Words of Science (Mentor Books: New York, 1959)
Ted Howard and Jeremy Rifkin, Who Should Play God? (Dell: New York, 1977)
Gerrit L. Verschuur, Cosmic Catastrophes (Addison-Wesley: Reading, Mass., 1978)
Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future (Bantam Books: New York, 1972)
Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, Impossible Possibilities (Avon: New York, 1973)
Carl Sagan, The Cosmic Connection (Dell: New York, 1975)
Robert E. Ornstein, The Psychology of Consciousness (Penguin Books: New York, 1972)
James D. Watson, The Double Helix (Mentor: New York, 1969)

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619713

Secrets of the Rich Box 1, 1976-1977

Box: 41 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Scripts and script revisions, all pulled from carefully labeled cartons (retained), fragments and revisions.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619721

Secrets of the Rich Box 2, 1976-1976

Box: 42 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Script fragments and revisions, handwritten notes and drafts, index cards and notebooks.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619739

The Shroud Box 1, 1979-1987

Box: 43 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Road maps, plats, AAA tour guides to Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and other areas; handwritten notes, typescript screenplay of "The Shroud", manuscript entitled "The Shroud: a Novel", a "treatment for a film" of same, large sketchbook notes and schematics, notebooks, character summations.
Audio Cassettes
" 'Shroud' Stevenson Talk 12/6/81" 1 micro cassette

Note: Some photos in folders at end of box interspersed with notes. One folder also of 16 color 35mm slides.

Note: Two oversized rolls of maps, one legal folder of same with handwritten notes and pages, one folder of contracts and correspondence moved to Flat Box 7; 5 large sketchbooks moved to Flat Box 8.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619432

The Shroud Box 2, 1980

Box: 44 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Copies of the screenplay and treatment, script of the film "The Boys form Brazil", revisions and handwritten edits, index cards,
Video Cassettes
"In Search of...The Shroud of Turin" Beta
"re: The Shroud; John Paul and the Vatican" Beta
"Center for Disease Control P3 Lab" VHS
"Shroud" VHS
Audio Cassettes
"Ken Stevenson on the Shroud 12/6/82"
"Shroud Lecture"
Micro Cassettes (in coin env.s)
"for The Shroud; Strat and Leonie(?) on 'The Ambiguon'" 1 tape
"Tape of TV show on Shroud by CBN" 1 tape
"Tom d' Muhala on Long Island" 1 tape
"March 29, 1980 Tom d' Muhala on L.I." 1 tape
"Tom d' Muhala 2nd visit" 1 tape
"McGore's Lab MacGore himself" 3 tapes
"March 29, 1980 Tom d' Muhala on L.I." 3 tapes
"Shroud March 21 1980 Tom d' Muhala" 1 tape
"March 13 #1 Shroud" 1 tape
"Rockefeller University March 13 1980 #3"1 tape
"March 13 1980 #2" 1 tape
"Shroud Rock U. (?)" 1 tape loose
"Monday March 10 Rockefeller University" 1 tape

Note: One folder of numerous 35mm slides in sealed white env.s, located immediately behind video tapes. One commercial filmstrip of still images of the Vatican. All images and microcassettes removed from green plastic index card box labeled "tapes: research The Shroud".

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619440

The Shroud Box 3, 1979-1980

Box: 45 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Scripts, notes, memos, magazines and research, sketchbooks.
Robert K. Wilcox, Shroud (Bantam Books: New York, 1978)
Ian Wilson, The Shroud of Turin (Image Books: New York, 1979)
Video Cassettes
"World Within a World--The Maximum Containment Laboratory" Large format video tape
Micro Cassettes
"Leslie on Cambodians"
"Leslie on Laotians"
5 tapes labeled 1-3, 6, 8

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619457

The Shroud Box 4

Box: 46 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Articles, brochures, research materials, newspapers and news clippings, magazines, draft of film treatment, index cards.
United States Conference of Research on the Shroud of Turin, Proceedings, March 23-24 1977
Frank C. Tribbe Portrait of Jesus? (Stein and Day: New York, 1983)
Peter M. Rinaldi, When Millions Saw the Shroud (Don Bosco: New Rochelle, NY, 1979)
Thomas Humber, The Sacred Shroud (Pocket Books: New York, 1978)
Kenneth E. Stevenson and Gary R. Habermas, Verdict on the Shroud (Servant Books: Ann Arbor, Mich., 1981)
Frank O. Adams, Sindon (Synergy Books: s.l., 1982)
John Heller, Report on the Shroud of Turin (Houghton Mifflin: Boston, 1983)

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619473

The Shroud Box 5, 1981-1992

Box: 47 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Magazines, newspapers and clippings, research book lists and bibliographies, book contract extension, notebooks, typed drafts, index cards.
Geoffrey Ashe, Miracles (Sphere Books: s.l., 1979)
Edward Abbey, The Journey Home (E.P. Dutton: New York, 1977)
Arizona Highways Bound volume of 1984 issues
Micro Cassettes
"Shroud Tapes" 7 tapes in env., 1 empty case
"Shroud David Newman's Comments" 1 tape in env.
"re: The Shroud: Random thoughts on side A" 1 tape in env.
"Shroud Notes March '92" 1 tape in env.
"20/20 Shroud audio part of video" 1 tape
"re: Shroud. LG and ALK after Picker conversation" 2 tapes in env.
"Shroud Lecture Davis, Molander" 1 tape
"5* Heller" 1 tape

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619465

The Shroud Box 6, ca. 1982-1986

Box: 48 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Newspapers, magazines, articles.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619507

Sweet Smell of Success Box 1, 1994-1995

Box: 49 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten notes, sketches, and ideas, index cards, notebooks, background information provided by Livent, script of "Ragtime", script outline, research, heavily tagged script of film.
Jan Morris, Manhattan '45 (Oxford University Press: New York, 1987)
Ernest Lehman, Sweet Smell of Success and Other Stories (s.n.: s.l., s.d.)

Neal Gabler, Winchell (Knopf: New York, 1994)
Video Cassettes
"Walter Winchell" AandE, VHS
"Winchell" VHS
"Sweet Smell of Success" original movie, VHS
Audio Cassettes
"Notes on SS of S Aug '94"
"Cy Coleman's House #1"
"Cy Susan and Arthur review"
"Cy Coleman, 6/23, SSofS" 1 micro cassette.

Note: 2 folders of large sketchbook pages moved to Flat Box 8.

Offsite Barcode: 31142040619481

Till Death Us Do Part Box 1, 1988-1989

Box: 50 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Based on work by Vincent Bugliosi. Includes portions of Bugliosi's book, notes, index cards, drafts, revisions, draft fragments, notebooks.
Vincent Bugliosi, Till Death Us Do Part (Bantam Books: New York, 1979)
Audio Cassettes
"Gary Hoffman phone call" 1 micro cassette in env.

Till Death Us Do Part Box 2, 1988-1989

Box: 51 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Portions of the book, copious index cards, notebooks, letter from Bugliosi, handwritten notes.

Note: Small amount of oversized sketchbook pages moved to Flat Box 9.

Treasure Island Box 1, 1993-1994

Box: 52 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Magazines and pamphlets on diving, reprints of 19th and early 20th century books on pirates, notebooks, script drafts, fragments and revisions, correspondence, handwritten notes and index cards.
Howard Pyle, The Buccaneers and Marooners of America (Rio Grande Press: Glorietta, N.M., 1990)
Philip Gosse, The History of Piracy (Rio Grande Press: Glorietta, N.M., 1990)
Ralph D. Paine, The Book of Pirate Treasures (Rio Grande Press: Glorietta, N.M., 1992)
Robert Williams, Memoirs of a Buccaneer (Rio Grande Press: Glorietta, N.M., 1990)
Harold T. Wilkins, Treasure Hunting (Rio Grande Press: Glorietta, N.M., 1989)
Esquemeling, The Buccaneers of America (Rio Grande Press: Glorietta, N.M., 1992)
A. Hyatt Verrill, In the Wake of the Buccaneers (Rio Grande Press: Glorietta, N.M., 1990)
Charles Ellms, The Pirates' Own Book(Rio Grande Press: Glorietta, N.M., 1993)
John Huber, Joyce Huber, and Christopher Lofting, Best Dives of the Western Hemisphere (Hunter Publishing: Edison, N.J., 1990)
Video Cassettes
"Raising the Titanic" VHS
Audio Cassettes
"Tape of my meeting...with Mark Ovitz and Glen Carron" 1 micro cassette in env.
"Treasure Island Dec '93"
6 tapes if meeting with Mark Ovitz in L.A.3/14-3/15/94

Note: One folder of oversized material moved to Flat Box 9.

Treasure Island Box 2, 1993-1995

Box: 53 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets, magazines, articles, research correspondence, all on diving, sunken treasure and pirates, modern and historical, screenplay drafts.
Galleon Explorers Club, Spanish Treasure, A VHS tape and one audio tape in case.
Academy of Marine Sciences and Undersea research, Who's Who in Scuba Diving (Best Publishing: Flagstaff, Ariz., 1992)
John Halas, Judy Halas and Don Kincaid, Diving and Snorkeling Guide to the Florida Keys (Pisces Books: Houston, 1984)
Steve Blount and Lisa Walker, Treasure Hunting with a Metal Detector (Pisces Books: Glen Cove, N.Y.,1987)
Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc., Open Water Sport Diver Manual (s.n.: s.l., 1984)
Gary Gentile, Ultimate Wreck Diving Guide (Gary Gentile Productions: Philadelphia, 1992)
Audio Cassettes
1 tape, see above
"Conversation with Herwitz re: Treasure Island"
Video Cassettes
1 VHS tape, see above.

Note: Two legal pads moved to Flat Box 9.

Treasure Island Box 3, 1992

Box: 54 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Research materials, notes, notebooks, expenses and receipts from travel, pamphlets, maps, books.
Rebecca L. Johnson, Diving into Darkness (Lerner Publications: Minneapolis, Minn., 1989)
Philip Gosse, The Pirates' Who's Who (Rio Grande Press: Glorieta, N.M., 1988)
Kal Muller, Spice Islands: Exotic eastern Asia (Passport Books: Lincolnwood, Ill., 1993)
Steve Blount, Diving and Snorkeling Guide to the Bahamas, Nassau and New Providence Island (Pisces Books: Locust Valley, N.Y., 1985)
Denise Berg and Daniel Berg, Tropical Shipwrecks (Aqua Explorers: New York, 1989)
Jennifer Marx, Pirates and Privateers of the Caribbean (Krieger Publishing: Malabar, Flor., 1992)
A. Hyatt Verrill, The Real Story of the Pirate (Rio Grande Press: Glorieta, N.M., 1989)
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1981)
Paul Woods, Kristiana Sarwo Rini and Margit Meinhold, Indonesian Phrasebook (Lonely Planet: Hawthorne, Australia, 1992)
David Cordingly and John Falconer, Pirates Fact and Fiction (Artebras: New York, 1992)
Colin Sheaf and Richard Kilburn, The Hatcher Porcelain Cargoes (Phaidon: Oxford, 1988)
Douglas Botting, The Pirates (Time-Life Books: Alexandria, Virg., 1978)
Bradley Sheard, Beyond Sportdiving! (Menasha Ridge Press: Birmingham, Ala., 1991)
Audio Cassettes
Glenn Caron #1 Nov. 28"
"Glenn Caron #2

Note: Many books heavily tagged. One audio tape needs case. 3 legal note pads and oversized sheets moved to Flat Box 9.

Treasure Island Box 4, 1992-1994

Box: 55 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Magazines, pamphlets, books, tapes, brochures, maps, drafts of screenplay.
Birnbaum's 94 Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (HarperPerennial: New York, 1993)
John S. Potter, Jr., The Treasure Diver's Guide (Florida Classics Library: Port Sakerno, Fla., 1988)
Alan R. Rowe, Relics, Water and the Kitchen Sink (Sea Sports Publications: Norwalk, Conn., 1979)
Fodor's 94 Caribbean (Fodor's Travel Publications: New York, 1993)
Hans Johannes Hoefer, Philippines (APA Publications: Hong Kong, 1991)
Shlomo Cohen and Roni Cohen, Cayman Diver's Guide (Seapen Books: Tel-Aviv, 1991)
Audio Cassettes
"Conversation with Alex re: Draft 2 12/27/94"
"Alex's Comments re: Tr. Isl. Draft 2"
"Alex and ALK in car 9/11/93"
"Bob Marx and helicopters 11/4/93"
"Bob Marx at JFK"
"9/15-9/16 L.A....with Mark Ovitz"
"Last Day in L.A.--Recap with Mark Ovitz"
"Phone Calls"
"Treasure Island second evening"
"Bob and Jennifer Marx part I"
"Bob Marx Part II"
"Robert Baer Part I"
Micro Cassettes
9 tapes in two cases, variously marked, Fall '93
"Treasure Island Tape #3"
"Pimpernel #3"
"Treasure Island Alex Tape" 1 tape in env.
"Tr. Island Conversation with Alex...9/3/94" 2 tapes in env.

Note: Oversized maps, posters and notes moved to Flat Box 9.

Treasure Island Box 5

Box: 56 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Magazines, brochures and other publications along with some schedule and planning notes on the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Key West and other tropical locations.

Treasure Island Box 6

Box: 57 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Magazines, pamphlets, audio and video tapes, books, maps and notes.
Eric Oey, ed., Java: Garden of the East (Passport Books: Lincolnwood, Ill., 1991)
Robert F. Marx, Shipwrecks in the Americas (Dover Publications: New York, 1987)
----, The Underwater Dig: Introduction to Marine Archaeology (Pisces Books: Houston, 1990)
Philip S. Olin, Treasure: The Business and Technology (The Printing Division of Mr. Paper: Gainesville, Fla., 1991)
Robert F. Marx with Jennifer Marx, In Quest of the Great White Gods (Crown Publishers: New York, 1992) Inscribed by the author
Cathie Drane and Barbara Hall, Culture Shock: Indonesia (Graphic Arts Publishing Company: Portland, Ore., 1993)
Kal MullerUnderwater Indonesia (Passport Books: Lincolnwood, Ill., 1992)
Kal Muller, East of Bali: From Lombok to Timor (Passport Books: Lincolnwood, Ill., 1991)
Video Cassettes
All tapes are VHS
"Quest for Gold"
"National Geographic: Atocha, Quest for Treasure"
"Singapore--Part I"
"Sand and Sea, Treasure of Indian Ocean"
"The Treasure Experience"
"Atlantis Research Submersibles
"The Deep"
"Peak Performance Buoyancy"
"Nanking Cargo"
"Treasure Island Disney 1851"
"Treasure: What Dreams are Made of..."
"James Bond underwater sequence"
"Treasure Island w;/ Wallace Beery" 2 tapes
"Carl Fismer's Treasure Hunting Made Easy"
Audio Cassettes
"Key West--Jupiter--Sebastian"
"? Latter part, end of deep submersible"
"Treasure Island Tapes #1,2,3" 3 microcassettes in two env.s
"Dr. Hamilton Tape"

Wings Box 1, 1976-1978

Box: 58 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Production scripts and other scripts and script fragments, French adaptation of Wings (undated), handwritten notes and notebooks, much apparently from the production of the Yale Repertory Theater, design and layout of playbill, production contract between Roger L. Stevens and Kopit, and Yale and Kopit, galleys of publication of play.
Audio Cassettes
"Nancy Darboun and Jacqueline Doolittle discussing Wings" 2 tapes with same label
unlabeled tape without case
"demo tape for earplay various persons talking--Laura Killian"
"Earplay '76 demo tape"

Note: One oversized (approx 11x17") production script to separate out.

Wings Box 2, 1979-1993

Box: 59 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Material including drafts of screenplay, correspondence, notebook relating to 1991 production in L.A. or also a Hallmark television version of the play. Contract, notes, correspondence, for 1980 "American Playhouse" television production. Contract for National Theater (Eng.) production, Farrar Strauss publication galleys, layout. News clippings, corrected proofs of Samuel French edition, radio script of Wings for Earplay, as originally commissioned. 1983 screenplay draft, index cards and heavily annotated copy of screenplay.
A.R. Luria, The Working Brain (Basic Books: New York, 1973)
Micro Cassettes
"Wings Jacqui Doolittle...conversation at Livero's Restaurant" 2 tapes in env.
"Wings conversation with Doolittle 4/28/91" 1 tape in env.
"Wings Jacqui Doolittle Tape #2" 1 tape in env.
"Wings 3/92" 1 tape in env.
"Wings--Friday night April 5th" 1 tape in env.
"May (O'Neill)
"no. 2 Bert Leonard"
"Secrets at MacDonell"
1 unlabeled tape
"Jacqui Doolittle"
Audio Cassettes
"Jacqui Doolittle Monday March 25, 1991"
"Jacqui Doolittle on phone March 25, 1991"
The following tapes were found in a single cigar box
"Aphasic demo tape"
tapes labeled #3-7, 9, 10
empty tape case labeled #2
"Th. Feigerson and Jacqui Doolittle"
"Wings at Burke"
The following tapes were found in a bag
Wings comments and conversation with Joe Broido, 3 tapes

Note: 1 folder of oversized material moved to Flat Box 9; 3 folders of oversized material moved to Flat Box 10

Wings Box 3, 1990-1991

Box: 60 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Drafts and revisions of the Hallmark production, index cards, large sketch pages, discussion and interview transcripts, news clippings, correspondence, research, notebooks.
Micro Cassettes
"Wings 5/10/91" 1 tape in env.
"Wings--L.A.conversation" 4 tapes in env.
"Jacqui and Dr. Caravelli 5/11/90....." 2 tapes in env.
Audio Cassettes
"Rhinebeck air show"
"Jacqui Doolittle"

Note: Stack of snapshots of air show at back of box. 1 folder of oversized material moved to Flat Box 10.

Wings Box 4, 1978-1991

Box: 61 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

More material from unproduced Hallmark teleplay, drafts and draft fragments, notebooks, news articles and research. The following material was removed from two brown cardboard file boxes: press releases, articles and reviews of Wings in its initial Broadway run, programs, correspondence concerning regional productions, magazines. Also found are two copies of script by Kopit: "Starstruck or Pie in the Sky" of unknown date.
Arthur Kopit, Wings (Hill and Wang: New York, 1978)
Arthur Kopit, Wings: A Drama (Samuel French: New York, 1978)
Franz Rottensteiner, The Science Fiction Book (New American Library: New York, 1975)

Norman in Wonderland Box 1, 1991-1992

Box: 62 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Subtitled "Good News/Bad News". Scripts and script fragments, information, articles, magazines and correspondence on soap operas, notebooks and handwritten notes, scripts of episodes of "Northern Exposure", note pads.
Video Cassettes
"Northern Exposure" episodes 78701 and 78703, 2 VHS tapes
Micro Cassettes
In env.s
"Phone call re: soap...July 1, 1991" 1 tape
"Leslie and Arthur...about the suicide of Mr. Moe(?)" 1 tape
"Soap--Brooklyn NBC 'Another World'" 1 tape
"5/14/91...Comments on my script to 'Another World'" 1 tape
"Soap July 1991
"Norman in Wonderland Oct 3, 1991"
"Norman in Wonderland Oct 31, 1991"
"Kate's Tape Diary"
"CBS Soap July 31st conversation with Leslie"
"LA trip July 23, 1991"
Audio Cassettes
"Ben on complex numbers" no case
"Dalton 8/1/92 Arthur 8/1/92"
Jennifer Alwood re: soap"
"CBS soap pilot...8/23/91" 2 tapes in env.
"'Guiding Light'...9/11/91" 2 tapes in env.

Note: One folder of oversized material moved to Flat Box 10.

Norman in Wonderland Box 2, 1991-1996

Box: 63 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Articles, news clippings, notepad, notebooks.
Audio Cassettes
"Wonderland Feb '96"
Micro Cassettes
"...Feb '96 Wonderland" 1 tape in env.
"Wonderland Feb '96"
"Cheeky Peeky and Zhivago (late 2000)"
"Transcribe this Wonderland history of Brock's Party"
"Wonderland (CA) 2/26 etc." 2 tapes in case
1 unlabeled tape
Note: Box is less than half full and will fit into Ms. box.

Zhivago, 1998

Box: 64 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, typescript and handwritten drafts and fragments, research, lyrics, schedules of activity, plot schematics.

Note: Oversized folders moved to Flat Box 10

Miscellaneous Works Box 1, 1973-1976

Box: 65 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

The Frog
Unknown work fragments
Promontory Point Revisited
Hamburger, French Fries and a Coke
Masters of the Wind
Lewis and Clark--Lost and Found

Undated screenplay of "The Frogs." Outline of children's work "The Woblns" (see also box 9) which seems to have morphed into "Masters of the Wind." Proposals, descriptions and outlines for that work, apparently a collaborative travelling show based on ecological issues. "Hamburger...." and "Lewis and Clark" may have been other contributions or evolutions of this concept by Kopit as many of the records are found together and all works were planned around the Bicentennial celebrations of 1976. Handwritten and typewritten script drafts of "Asylum", "Endplay". Pamphlets, ephemera, and other materials on human rights, ecology, arts organizations and miscellaneous materials.

Note: One folder of slides and photographs of art by "Peter Nicholson". 1 folder of oversized drawing from "Lewis and Clark" moved to Flat Box 11.

Miscellaneous Works Box 2, 1991-1993

Box: 66 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

The Virginian, Envy, Traffik, Haley's Cam.
Newspapers, magazines, index cards and handwritten notes, drafts, scripts (not written by Kopit) of "Another World" soap opera.
Owen Wister, The Virginian (Grosset and Dunlap: New York, 1904)
Owen Wister, The Virginian (Penguin Books: New York, 1988)
Video Cassettes
"for Traffik: 'Inside edition' Mexican Drug Trade" VHS
Audio Cassettes
"envy 2/3/93"
"Envy 2nd conversation 1/21/93"
"Envy--conversation with Barbara Lieberman 3/11/93"
"Becky: Virginian" 1 micro cassette

Note: One folder of folded large sheets at end of box to be separated out.

Miscellaneous Works Box 3 (Scripts Box 1)

Box: 67 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"Good Help is Hard to Find" ca. 1980
"Secrets of the Rich"
Index cards and notes for "Secrets..."
"The Questioning of Nick" ca. 1957
"Fresh Game" multiple copies of film treatment, undated
"Fresh Game" first typescript parts of novel "fortunately! never finished" undated
"Oh Dad, Poor Dad...." Jan 9. 1962
"Oh Dad, Poor Dad..." 1960. "This is the original script without the extensive revisions which went into the Harvard production of January 7, 1960."
"oh Dad, Poor Dad..." galleys
"Chamber Music" undated draft, ca. 1971
"Chamber Music" French Translation, 1972
"King of the Heap" Undated original typescript with corrections.
"Snatch" undated handwritten script.

Box also contains various index cards and notes, some likely from Lesley Garis.
Notebook of "Lewis and Clark" ideas
"Animal Hospital" 1986
"Mhil'daiim" 3/16/1964 and other dates, extensive rough typescript and finished copies
"What's Happened to the Thorne's House" ca. 1972 (in envelope labeled "Landgrove Play") typescript, revisions, copies, with handwritten production notes.

Miscellaneous Works Box 4 (Scripts Box 2)

Box: 68 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"Louisiana Territory or Lewis and Clark...." descriptive booklet
"End of the World...." undated
"Discovery of America" undated, lacking Act I scene 1.
"On the Runway of Life You Never Know What's Coming Off Next" ca. 1958
"Indians" Scandinavian translation, undated
series of working drafts and revisions of "Good Help is Hard to Find" ca. 1981
"Business Day" proposal and notes for radio play, undated
"Staying Afloat", teleplay written with Davis Weinstock, 1979, includes handwritten notes and revisions.
"The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis" ca. 1964, typescripts with hand revisions and edits, extensive handwritten drafts
"An Incident in the Park" rough typescript with revisions, ca. 1968
"Endplay" undated, typescripts
"Asylum" ca. 1963, rough typescripts with hand revisions.

Miscellaneous Works Box 5 (Scripts Box 3)

Box: 69 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"!" undated screenplay based on other authors' play "Who Wants to Kill Jessie?"
"Treasure Island" 2/28/94 (first draft)and 12/17/94 (2nd draft)
"Discovery of America" undated
"Roswell" undated
"Between the Wars" 12/15/92
"Sweet Smell of Success" plot outlines, ca. 8/23/1994
"Wings" teleplay 11/9/93
"Oh Dad, Poor Dad..." undated copies, one mimeographed copy with hand edits and alterations; scrapbook and news clippings from the early 1960s mostly documenting "Oh Dad, Poor Dad..." and galleys from some early edition.
"Phantom" revisions and typescript.

Miscellaneous Works Box 6 (Scripts Box 7)

Box: 70 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"Masquerade", notebooks audio tapes (see below), handwritten notes and magazine for original movie idea, ca. 1996
"Ideas for 'Harvey' as an updated film", "Ideas for adaptation of 'Mr. Blandings...'" ca. 1999
"Sophia Calle" Paul Auster novel, articles, some notes for possible work, ca. 1999
"Sweet Smell of Success" initial contract with Livent, copyright documents and documents relating to project in respect to Livent's bankruptcy, 1995-1999
"The Nina Play", notes, notebooks, tapes and computer media (see below) on work.
"Comfortable Shoes" Clint Holmes musical; video tape, CD, notebook and notes on possible work, 2000
Ephemera including replica of doubloon, permit for public meeting for "Lewis and Clark"
"Hollywood Play" also noted as "City of Faith Part III" ("Discovery of America" was sometimes subtitled "City of Faith Part I"), Typescript with hand edits
"Nine" script fragment
"Hands of a Stranger", various drafts, 1986-1987
"Till Death Us Do Part" final version without Kopit's credit, 1991
"Lewis and Clark..." notebook of handwritten ideas, undated
"A Treatment for the Adaptation of 'Who Wants to Kill Jessie?' (Later titled "!"), undated
Notebook of ideas for "Hamburger, French Fires, and a Coke", "The Wobbls", et al., undated
"Landgrove Play" (later retitled...Thorne's House" typescript draft and hand notes, undated
"Promontory Point Revisited" teleplay script, undated
"Le Placard", French translation of "Oh Dad, Poor Dad...", undated, and photo of Istanbul production
Paul Auster, Leviathan (Penguin Books: New York, 1993)
Video Cassettes
"Clint Holmes 4/2000" VHS
Audio Cassettes
"(Seduction) this tape is at 278" 1 micro cassette
"Masquerade" 1 micro cassette in env.
"Tape recorder and obsession tape" two micro cassettes and recorder in padded env.
"Play about woman who can't remember..." (Nina Play) 2 micro cassettes in env.
Other Recordings
"Selections from 'Comfortable Shoes' CD, 1998
Computer Media
"Louisville play NINA 4/20/95" 1 5" floppy disk

Note: Oversized materials moved to Flat Box 11: one folder of "Notes on 'Men Are From Mars...'; roll of large pencil sketches, apparently studies for "Lewis and Clark"; Oversized sketchbook pages of "Blindsight"; Photocopies of handwritten drafts of "Discovery of America"; photocopied book "The Two Hundred Days of 8 1/2" by Deena Boyer...."; oversized notebook, apparently of "Mhil'Daiim"

Miscellaneous Works Box 7 (Scripts Box 8)

Box: 71 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"Discovery of America" copious typescript versions, revisions, and fragments, original notes, notes on "Masters of the Wind" possibly related
Notes on "Hollywood" City of Faith Part III, ca. 1974
"An Incident in the Park", typescript ca. 1964
"Wings", undated
"Hands of a Stranger" various copies, drafts, notes, correspondence and other documents relating to production, ca. 1986-1987.

Miscellaneous Works Box 8 (Scripts Box 9)

Box: 72 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"Blue Angel: index cards,, notes; 1st and 3rd drafts, 1993
"'Fat City' or 'The Winner' original screenplay typescript by Kopit and Coco Brown, ca. 1968
"The Questioning of Nick", multiple undated copies
"Asylum" unedited typescript
"Phantom" reject pages, playbill, research
"The Conquest of Everest" undated multiple copies, original typescript with hand edits
"Untitled Play", undated typescript
"Fresh Game" screenplay outline
"The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis" undated typescript
"Snatch" photocopy of typescript, ca. 1968
"Discovery of America" fragment
"Scarlet Pimpernel" act one typescript
"Wings" teleplay draft, 1991
"Indians", correspondence, reviews and other materials focusing on production by Terry Hands ca. 1992 in Germany; large amount of fax correspondence concerning German production, an adaptation renamed "Buffalo Bill" and a subsequent contest of rights and copyright, reviews
"Between the Wars" various drafts, 1992
"Roswell" 1992, plus research
"The Poet" 2nd draft of screenplay, 1991-1992
Note: Oversized materials moved to Flat Box 12: handwritten and typescript drafts, character sketches, outlines, and exploration of names, all for unknown work dated 1975.

Miscellaneous Works Box 9 (Scripts Box 12)

Box: 73 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"The Poet", 1st and 2nd drafts of screenplay, 1990-1991

"The Frog" screenplay numerous copies including original handwritten draft and original typescript with hand edits undated
"Fresh Game" 2 different versions of film outline, undated

fragment of unknown work
"Starstruck", materials for unproduced science fiction tv series including binders and notebooks, index cards, script, audiotape, handwritten and typescript notes, character outlines, time lines, etc., ca.1978
Handwritten and typescript drafts of undated work entitled "Sensuous Woman"
"End of the World", two copies of script
Audio Cassettes
"Starstruck 8/13/78" 1 micro cassette

Note: 1 folder of legal size material on "Starstruck" moved to Flat Box 12.

Miscellaneous Works Box 10 (Scripts Box 12)

Box: 74 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

"The Day the Whores..." "first draft orig. hand-written", undated, and multiple typescripts ca. 1964
"On the Runway of Life..." undated handwritten drafts and finished typescripts
"Mhil'Daiim" multiple copies, undated
"Untitled Play" undated
"Edgar's Exploits" undated script for play, no other records for work found
"Sing to Me Through Open Windows" handwritten and typescript draft, ca. 1961
"Promontory Point Revisited" along with other authors' works included in N.Y. Television Theater, 1969
"Bone-the-Fish" 1st draft, 1988
"Deception" undated
"Hands of a Stranger" 1st draft, 1986
"Legacy of a Mother's Murder" 3rd draft 1990
Drafts and materials of unknown work, ca. 1980s or early 1990s
"partial original typescript of unknown work, 1965?

Note: One folder of draft of "Snatch" legal-sized pages moved to Flat Box 12

Miscellaneous Works Box 11, ca. 1965-1993

Box: 75 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Materials relating to development of musical called "Eureka"; letter to Andrew Lloyd Weber regarding Phantom; book and videotapes from "Between the Wars"; writings by Roger Garis including the play, "Some Don't", ca. 1965, and the novella "The Stepping Stone"; Materials on "Dreamhouse" including script fragments, notes and revisions, research including articles and newspapers; "Ropongo" materials; tapes and some materials relating to "Deception", and drafts and script of play by Kopit called "Padding".
Ernest Hemingway, The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War (Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1972)
Ground Zero, Nuclear War: What's in it for You? (Pocket Books: New York, 1982)
David Talbot Rice, Islamic Art (Thames and Hudson: New York, 1986)
Video Cassettes
"The Spanish Civil War" 3 tapes
"The War Reporters"
"The Good Fight"
Audio Cassettes
"Songs by Maurice Jarre"
Tape related to Eureka wrapped inside letter in envelope
"Alex's Comments on Dreamhouse"
"Dreamhouse phone call to Michael Mannheim"
"{Dreamhouse July '93" 1 micro tape
"Ropongo Tapes" 5 micro tapes in envelope
"Becky Interviews Police about smuggling"
"Marlo Thomas Deception" 1 micro tape

Note: Oversized material includes folder of "Eureka" Materials, large sketchbook pages for "Dreamhouse", moved to Flat Box 12

Miscellaneous Works Box 12

Box: 76 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

files on various works, mostly relating to foreign productions including translations, royalties, correspondence, programs, reviews and contracts. Works include "Chamber Music", "Discovery of America", "End of the World", "Indians" (Including the "Original Hand Written Version!"), "Oh Dad, Poor Dad...", "Nine" (including snapshots of French(?) company), "Road to Nirvana", and "Phantom". A second set of records then begins composed mainly of finished copies of scripts including "Edgar's Exploits", "The Conquest of Everest", "Untitled Play", "The Questioning of Nick", and "The Day the Whores....".

Note: One oversized folder of material on "Chamber Music", one folder of "Oh Dad, Poor Dad..." (original film contract); one of "Nine", unidentified handwritten script from 1976, all moved to Flat Box 12.

Miscellaneous Works Box 13

Box: 77 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Continues material from previous box; copies of scripts including "On the Runway of Life...", "Sing to me...:, "The Day the Whores...", and "Indians"; also contains sketchbook with notes on numerous works, an outline or short story entitled "Bunny Lake is Missing", handwritten notes and copies of materials on psychiatric and neurological testing; three videotapes and other materials on "Mind Control", and materials from a letter box labeled "Rock/Nina Play" including audio tapes, transcripts and research and a set of files marked "Nina/Rock Play Deconstruction and Mrs. Gaskell".
Video Cassettes
"The X Files"
"Dateline: MPD"
"Conversation at Sotheby's"
Micro Cassettes
"Micro cassette from L400" 1 tape in envelope
"Saturday August 5th Nina notes"1 tape in envelope
"5/25/95 transcribe both sides" 1 tape in envelope
1 unlabelled micro tapeAudio Cassettes
"Nina Strauss interview at her house June 5, 1995" 1 tape in envelope
"6/8/95 Nina Strauss lunch" 2 tapes in 2 envelopes
"Nina Strauss interviewed...5/25/95" 1 tape in envelope.

Miscellaneous Works Box 14

Box: 78 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript copy of book on Marlene Dietrich with annotations, most likely "Blue Angel" by Donald Spoto; a folder concerning a "10 minute play"; a script of "In a Child's Name", materials on "Between the Wars", assorted business files and ledgers, and notes and index cards of "The Poet". Following "The Poet" folder is a set of older records from the 1960s consisting of correspondence, contracts, files on "Lewis and Clark", materials from a teaching stint at Wesleyan, and a mixed folder of various older script fragments and notes. At the end of a box are materials related to an unproduced collaboration with Danny Elfman on a work of his creation called "Jimmy Callicutt".
Audio Recordings
45 rpm phonograph "Ninety-Nine and a Half" by Wilson Pickett.
Audio Cassettes
"Jimmy Callicutt demos"
"Work of Jimmy Callicutt"

Note: One folder of oversized material including correspondence and contracts with ICM and a French translation of "The Day the Whores..." moved to Flat Box 13.

Miscellaneous Works Box 14

Box: 79 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

Materials on "Scientific Process", a draft of "Phantom", a folder on "Wings", notes and materials removed from a tabbed binder on "Starstruck"; a group of materials including tapes and photographs on "In a Child's Name", magazines and sketchbook on unknown projects. An older series of records begins here including scripts and drafts of student works "Houdini", "To Dwell in a Place of Strangers", "Aubade", records of "Oh Dad...". Additional material,s from that time period here include 2 scrapbooks, magazines, reviews and ephemera.
Video Cassettes
"Ken Taylor 13 Feb 1985"
"Home Movies New Jersey News"
Audio Cassettes
"Teresa Taylor Homicide"

Note: One folder of oversized material, magazine, poster and photo from different years moved to Flat Box 13.

Miscellaneous Works 15

Box: 80 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

A box composed completely of undifferentiated materials, as if swept from an office floor. Materials include copious amounts of newspaper, magazines, handwritten notes, index cards, etc. Very few folders, envelopes or other sorting and labeling devices are present.

Miscellaneous Works Box 16

Box: 81 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

The same as previous, seems to contain a large amount of oversized sketchy pad sheets. Most material seems handwritten.

Miscellaneous Works Box 17

Box: 82 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

The same as previous. A preponderance of spiral notebooks.

Miscellaneous Works Box 18

Box: 83 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Scope and Contents note

The same as previous. Quantity of oversized sketchbook pages left in box.

Note: 3 very large sketchbooks from "End of the World" moved to Flat Box 13

MK Ultra, 1950-1999, inclusive

Box: 133 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
Box: Shared Fales 013 (Material Type: Audio)

Note cards: Ideas, Characters, City of Faith, The Invisible Dick, The Tour, Gagarins, Houdini

Box: 135 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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