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Richard Collins papers

Identifier: Ax 691

Scope and Contents note

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.


  • 1932-1967


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

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 note

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.


9 linear feet (6 containers)

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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.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: Motion picture scripts, scenarios, screenplays, outlines, treatments by Richard CollinsMotion picture scripts, and screenplays by othersTelevision scripts and related materials

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

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Finding aid prepared by Erin O'Meara
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA