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Calvin Clements papers

Identifier: Ax 493

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of television scripts for a variety of adventure, mystery and western programs, particularly Gunsmoke and The Rifleman. There is one screenplay, Fury at Firecreek, in several forms, including the novelized form by William R. Cox.


  • 1958-1966


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Author was born in Jersey City, New Jersey (Febraury 14, 1915) and attended high school for one year. He was a fireboat pilot in the New York City Fire Department, retiring after 20 years. He wrote adventure stories and novels, television plays, and motion picture plays. Clements died on March 11, 1997.


3 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Calvin J. Clements (1915-1997) was a writer of television scripts, screenplays, and adventure stories. The collection includes television scripts and one screenplay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Calvin J. Clements in 1970.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA