Bruce Barton Papers, 1881-1967

Container Title
Series: Original Collection, 1923-1962
Physical Description: 21.4 cubic feet (55 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 18 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 4 tape recordings, 27 disc recordings, 23 reels of film, and photographs 
Scope and Content Note

This section was originally processed in 1963. It is arranged as BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL MATERIAL, GENERAL FILES, GENERAL WRITINGS, and PRODUCTION FILES and consists of professional and social correspondence, subject files, scripts and production information concerning plays and films, speeches and non-dramatic writings, engagement calendars and biographical scrapbooks, and photographs. Accompanying the manuscripts are tape and disc recordings of plays and speeches.

The BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL MATERIAL includes biographical scrapbooks and engagement calendars. Microfilmed in 1990 these now are available only in that format. Photographs listed here are available in the WCFTR Name and Stills Title files.

GENERAL FILES consist of chronologically-arranged correspondence and subject files. The general correspondence is largely of a social nature, consisting of autograph notes from Lionel Barrymore, Sammy Davis Jr., Dag Hammarskjold, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, Estes Kefauver, Sinclair Lewis, Fredric March, William Proxmire, and Earl Warren. Letters of a more professional character, which may be primarily found within the subject files, include correspondence with Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nicholas M. Schenck, David O. Selznick, Adlai Stevenson, and Harry Truman. The correspondence here also relates to organizations with which Schary was involved, including the Draft Stevenson Committee, the Democratic Party and national committee, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Committee, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Jewish Committee. There is also information on Schary's concern over the blacklist and anti-Communist censorship of the motion picture industry. Records of Schary's years at MGM filed here include notes on executive meetings, production statistics, and scattered reports on finances.

The GENERAL WRITINGS consist primarily of articles and manuscript and recorded copies of speeches dating from the earlier part of Schary's career.

PRODUCTION FILES are arranged alphabetically by title with all genre filed together. Included are correspondence, scripts, notes, contracts, clippings, and financial material concerning productions such as Battleground, Blackboard Jungle, Devil's Advocate, Lonelyhearts, A Majority of One, and Sunrise at Campobello.

Subseries: Biographical and Personal Material
Box   1
Folder   1-2
Biographical sketches and articles
Box   1
Folder   3
Biographical miscellaneous
Box   1
Folder   4
Appointment notes, 1957-1958
Box   1
Folder   5-7
Awards
Clipping scrapbooks
Box   1
Folder   8
Chronological digest of scrapbooks, 1923-1958
Micro 2001
General scrapbooks (filmed without a counter)
Reel   1
, 1926-1930
Reel   1
, 1929-1940
Reel   1
, 1941-1947 January
Reel   2
, 1947 October-1950 March
Reel   2
, 1950 March-1953 February
Reel   3
, 1953 February-1955 June
Reel   3
, 1955 June-1956 December
Reel   3
, 1956 November-1958 November
Reel   4
, 1958 October-1960 September
Reel   4
, 1960 March-1963 August
Reel   4
, 1962 December-1968 April
Reel   5
, 1968 April-1975 January
Reel   6
, 1975 October-1980 June
Reel   6
1980, In Memoriam
Special scrapbooks
Reel   6
, 1947 New York trip
Reel   6
, 1952-1953 MGM photograph albums
Reel   6
1965, Jewish teachers
Reel   6
1970, New York Commissioner of Cultural Affairs
Reel   6
1971-1972, TheatreVision
Engagement calendars and telephone message logs
Reel   7
1932, 1948-1951
Reel   8
, 1952 and message log
Reel   8
, 1953-1955
Reel   8
, 1956 and message log
Reel   9
, 1957 and message log
Reel   15
, 1957
Reel   15
, 1958
Reel   9
, 1958 and message log
Reel   10
, 1959 and message log
Reel   15
, 1959
Reel   10
, 1960-1969 message logs
Reel   15
, 1960 engagement books
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Reel   16
, 1961 engagement books
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Reel   16
, 1962 engagement books
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Reel   16
, 1963-1964 engagement books
Reel   17
, 1965 engagement books
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Reel   17
, 1966 engagement books
Physical Description: 3 volumes 
Reel   17
, 1967 engagement books
Physical Description: 3 volumes 
Reel   18
, 1968-1969 engagement books
Reel   11
, 1970 and message log
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Reel   11
, 1971
Reel   12
, 1972
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Reel   12
, 1973
Physical Description: 3 volumes 
Reel   13
, 1974
Physical Description: 3 volumes 
Reel   13
, 1975
Physical Description: 2 volumes 
Reel   13
, 1976
Reel   14
, 1977-1979
Photographs
WCFTR General Stills File
Portraits
WCFTR Name File
Schary family and friends
WCFTR General Stills File
Schary political activities
WCFTR General Stills File
Speeches, awards, and charitable activities
WCFTR Name File
Studio publicity and activities
WCFTR Name File
Unidentified
U.S. Mss 37AN
Subseries: General Files
Chronological correspondence
Box   2
Folder   1
, 1927-1933
Box   2
Folder   2-6
, 1947-1951 March
Box   3
, 1951 April-1952 February
Box   4
, 1952 March-December
Box   5
, 1953 January-1954 February
Box   6
, 1954 March-October
Box   7
, 1954 November-1955 May
Box   8
, 1955 June-December
Box   9
, 1956 January-June
Box   10
, 1956 July-December
Box   11
, 1957 January-July
Box   12
, 1957 August-1958 March 14
Box   13
, 1958 March 17-June
Box   14
, 1958 July-December
Box   15
Folder   1-2
, 1959 January-June
Box   15
Folder   3-4
, 1960 January-August
Subject files
Box   15
Folder   5
American Bar Association, 1948, 1952
Box   15
Folder   6
American Civil Liberties Union, 1954-1956
Box   15
Folder   7
American Jewish Committee, 1951-1955
Box   15
Folder   8
American Korean Foundation, 1953
Box   15
Folder   9
Applications, 1954-1958
Box   16
Folder   1
B'nai B'rith, “Man of the Year Award,” 1953-1954
Box   16
Folder   2
Brandeis Camp Institute, 1955, 1958
Box   16
Folder   3
Brandeis Youth Foundation, undated
Box   16
Folder   4
Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, 1954-1955
Box   16
Folder   5
Churchill, Sir Winston, 1952-1958
Box   16
Folder   6
College of the Pacific, 1951-1953
Box   16
Folder   7-8
Community Relations Council of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council, 1950-1958
Box   17
Folder   1-2
Democratic Party, 1956-1958, 1960
Box   17
Folder   3-4
Committee of the Arts, 1956, 1960
Box   17
Folder   5
Fagan, Myron C., 1949-1952
Box   17
Folder   6
Fort Monmouth discrimination case, 1955
Box   17
Folder   7
Invitations, Declined, 1957-1960
Box   17
Folder   8
Kennedy, John F., 1956-1961
MGM
Box   18
Folder   1
Beecher, Milton M., Reports, 1952-1955
Box   18
Folder   2
Billing reports, 1952-1956
Box   18
Folder   3
Departure letters, 1956
Box   18
Folder   4-5
Executive Meeting Notes and miscellaneous, 1954-1956
Box   18
Folder   6
Inside MGM newsletters, 1951-1954
Box   200
Folder   1
Loew's/Charles Moskowitz (treas.), 1947-1950
Box   19
Folder   1
McKenna, Kenneth, 1947-1956
Box   19
Folder   2
Miscellaneous
Box   19
Folder   3
Progress reports, 1950-1954
Box   19
Folder   4
Sales statistics, 1956
Box   19
Folder   5-6
Sidney, Louis, Reports, 1950-1955
Box   19
Folder   7
Television, 1951-1955
Box   19
Folder   8
Worldwide conference, 1956
Box   19
Folder   9
Mankiewicz, Herman J., Eulogy by Nunnally Johnson, 1953
Box   20
Folder   1
Mental Health campaign, 1958
Box   20
Folder   2
Mirror-News travel articles, 1957-1958
Box   20
Folder   3
Motion Pictures Association, 1953, 1956
Box   20
Folder   4
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1954-1961
Box   20
Folder   5
Roosevelt collection, 1957-1958
Box   20
Folder   6-7
Roosevelt Memorial Committee, 1950-1958
Box   20
Folder   8
Schenck, Nicholas, 1950-1955
Box   20
Folder   9
Selznick, David O., 1950-1953
Box   20
Folder   10
Stevenson, Adlai, 1952-1961
Box   21
Folder   1
Stevenson draft campaign, 1960
Box   21
Folder   2
Tarrantino, Jimmie, 1951-1953
Box   21
Folder   3
This Is Your Life, 1956
Box   21
Folder   4
Script and souvenir booklet
Box   21
Folder   5
Truman, Harry S., 1952-1958
Box   21
Folder   6
Wage Earners Committee, 1952-1954
Box   21
Folder   7
Weizman Institute of Science, 1957
Box   21
Folder   8
Wisdom, 1952-1954
Box   22
Miscellaneous
Subseries: General Writings
Articles
Box   23
, 1938-1954
Box   24
Folder   1-8
, 1955-1960
Box   24
Folder   9
Miscellaneous articles and skits, undated
Speeches
Research
Box   24
Folder   10
Chronological research
Box   25
Folder   1
Jewish research material
Box   25
Folder   2
Motion picture material
Box   25
Folder   3
Political research material
Box   25
Folder   4
Miscellaneous research material
Drafts and correspondence
Box   25
Folder   5
Short talks and introductions, undated
Working files
Box   26
, 1945-1951 October
Box   27
, 1951 November-1953 December 20
Box   28
, 1954-1955 November 9
Box   29
, 1955 November 28-1958 May 8
Box   30
, 1958 May 14-1959
Recorded speeches and interviews
Disc 49A/1-4
Convocation, 1951 March 15
Disc 49A/5
Speech, 1953 August 31
Disc 49A/6
NBC Lecture Hall, 1953 October 24
Disc 49A/7
, 1953 December 23
Disc 49A/8-12
Brandeis Camp Institute, 1954 February 28
330A/4
Democratic Party speech at Fresno, 1954 February 6
Disc 49A/13-15
Burns and Allen testimonial, 1955 January 23
Disc 49A/16
NCCJ testimonial for DS, 1955 March 10
Disc 49A/17
President's conference luncheon speech, undated
Disc 49A/18
Interview with Roy Chapman, undated
Disc 49A/19
Appearance on Tex and Jinx, undated
Disc 49A/20
Address to YMCA, undated
Disc 49A/21
NCCJ banquet, undated
330A/3
“Executive Responsibility: A Case Study,” undated
Disc 49A
Miscellaneous recordings
Disc 49A/22
“Triumphal March” from Quo Vadis
Disc 49A/23
“In Honor of FDR”
Disc 49A/24
Special report by Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman
Disc 49A/25
“Sixteen Hours”
Disc 49A/26
“The Lonesome Train”
Disc 49A/27
“God Is the Answer” (vocal) and “Pin a Rose on Mother” (vocal)
U.S. Mss 37AN
Subseries: Production Files
Adam Sample (I'll See You Again)
Box   31
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1953-1954
Box   31
Folder   2
Script, 1954 January 21
Box   31
Folder   3
Early story versions
Box   31
Folder   4
Tape recording, 1953 December 24
Box   31
Folder   5
Script, 1954 February 2
Box   31
Folder   6
Script, 1954 April 1, and synopses
Affairs of Martha
Box   31
Folder   7
Script, 1942 February 14
Angry Young Man
Box   31
Folder   8
Treatment, 1958 June
Bad Day at Black Rock
Box   31
Folder   9
Script (with photographs), circa 1954 July 15
Box   32
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1954-1958
Box   32
Folder   2
Previews
Box   32
Folder   3
Miscellaneous
HA 912-HA 916
Film
U.S. Mss 37AN
Bataan
Box   32
Folder   4
“Bataan Patrol” script, circa 1942 November 30
Battleground
Box   32
Folder   5
Script by Robert Pirosh, 1948 January 17
Box   32
Folder   6
Previews
Box   32
Folder   7
Script (with photographs), 1949 March 17
Box   33
Folder   1
Miscellaneous including correspondence
Blackboard Jungle
Box   33
Folder   2
Correspondence, 1954-1956
Box   34
Folder   1
Miscellaneous
Box   34
Folder   2
Clippings and research
“Blueprint for Biography” (NBC Kaleidoscope)
Box   34
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1958-1959
Box   34
Folder   4
Script, 1959 March 9
Box   34
Folder   5
Script, 1959 March 30
Box   34
Folder   6
Scripts, 1959
Box   34
Folder   7
Script, 1959 April 1
Box   34
Folder   8
Script, 1959 April 2
Box   34
Folder   9
Contracts
Box   34
Folder   10
Miscellaneous
Bolivar the Liberator
Note: See also Simon Bolivar.
Box   34
Folder   11
Script, 1940 July 12
Change Partners
Box   34
Folder   12
Notes
Civil War television series
Box   35
Folder   1-3
Correspondence, 1958-1960
Box   35
Folder   4-5
Research material and photographs
Box   35
Folder   6
Miscellaneous
Cold Feet
Box   35
Folder   7
Treatment by DS and Jerry Horwin
Daybreak (formerly Gray Harbor, and There Is No Dark)
Box   35
Folder   8
Scripts
Box   36
Folder   1
Notes and outlines
Dear Joe
Box   36
Folder   2
Treatment
Designing Woman
Box   36
Folder   3
Script (with photographs), 1956 July 30
Box   36
Folder   4
Miscellaneous
The Devil's Advocate
Box   36
Folder   5
Script (original) by DS, 1960 May 2
Box   36
Folder   6
Script
Box   36
Folder   7
Contracts
Box   37
Folder   1
Work sheets
Box   37
Folder   2-4
General financial records, 1961
Box   37
Folder   5-6
Box office statements, 1961
Box   37
Folder   7
Bank statements, 1960-1961
Box   37
Folder   8
Budgets
Checkbooks
Box   37
Folder   9
, 1961 February 4-April 1
Box   38
Folder   1-2
, 1961 April 8-June 27
Box   38
Folder   3
Miscellaneous business accounts
Box   38
Folder   4
Miscellaneous
Dream Wife
Box   38
Folder   5
Script, undated
Box   38
Folder   6
Miscellaneous, including previews
Evening in Modesto
Box   38
Folder   7
Script, 1948 July 7
F.B.I.
Box   38
Folder   8
Correspondence, 1942-1943
Box   38
Folder   9
Script, 1942 December 21
Fifty-two Miles to Terror
Box   39
Folder   1
Miscellaneous
First Command
Box   39
Folder   2
Treatment
First Fifty Years
Box   39
Folder   3
Miscellaneous
For Services Rendered
Box   39
Folder   4
Sequence
Gettysburg (released as The Battle of Gettysburg)
Box   39
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1955-1956
Box   39
Folder   6
Script, 1955 April 11
Box   39
Folder   7
Miscellaneous
HA 896-HA 897
Film
U.S. Mss 37AN
Go for Broke
Box   39
Folder   8-9
Correspondence, 1950-1953
Box   39
Folder   10
Script, circa 1950 October 2
Box   39
Folder   11
Previews and clippings
Box   39
Folder   12
Previews
Box   40
Folder   1
Miscellaneous
HA 857-HA 861
Film
U.S. Mss 37AN
Go West
Box   40
Folder   2
Treatment, 1940 January 29
The Gravy Train
Box   40
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1957-1960
Box   40
Folder   4
Treatments
Box   40
Folder   5
Treatments
The Great Man's Whiskers
Box   40
Folder   6
Script by John Paxton, 1948 February 20
The Happy People
Box   40
Folder   7
Outline
The Harbourmaster, by Harvey Haislip
Box   40
Folder   8
Treatment
High Iron
Box   40
Folder   9
Miscellaneous and research photographs
The Highest Tree
Box   40
Folder   10
Miscellaneous, including correspondence
Box   41
Folder   1
Handwritten script, undated
Box   41
Folder   2
Typed script, 1959 April 8
Box   41
Folder   3
Mimeo script, 1959 May 20
Box   41
Folder   4
Mimeo script, 1959 August 21
Box   200
Folder   5
Commemorative card from cast, 1959
The Hellbox
Box   41
Folder   5
Notes and early draft script
The Hoaxters
Correspondence
Box   41
Folder   6-7
, 1951-1953 March
Box   42
Folder   1
, 1953 April-1956
Box   42
Folder   2
Reviews, clippings
HA 894-HA 895
Film
U.S. Mss 37AN
Hollywood Story
Box   42
Folder   3
Script, 1941 March 26
Honored Glory
Box   42
Folder   4
Correspondence and sequences
Houdini
Box   42
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1944-1948
Box   42
Folder   6
Treatment, 1945 April 18
Box   42
Folder   7
Notes
Box   42
Folder   8
Script by Frank O'Conner and DS, 1936 February 1
The Human Family
Box   42
Folder   9
Script
Junior High School Story (short)
Box   43
Folder   1
Miscellaneous, including a script
Juvenile Delinquency
Box   43
Folder   2
Treatment
The Last Hunt
Box   43
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1955-1956
Box   43
Folder   4
Script (with photographs), 1955 May 16
Box   43
Folder   5
Miscellaneous
Lest We Forget
Box   43
Folder   6
Stories
Let the Bells Ring
Box   43
Folder   7
Treatment by Harold Hecht and DS, undated
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Box   43
Folder   8
Notes
Box   43
Folder   9
Treatment by DS and George Seaton, undated
Lonelyhearts
Box   43
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1958
Box   43
Folder   11
Script by DS, 1958 May 15
Box   44
Folder   1
“Miss Lonelyhearts” typescript by Howard Teichmann, undated
Box   44
Folder   2
“Miss Lonelyhearts” mimeo script (annotated) by Howard Teichmann, undated
Box   44
Folder   3
Mimeoscript by DS, 1958 June 30
Box   44
Folder   4
Miscellaneous, including synopses
Lost Angel
Box   44
Folder   5
Script, 1943 February 11
Lust for Life
Box   44
Folder   5A
Story rights card, 1955
A Majority of One
Box   44
Folder   6
Correspondence, 1958-1959
Box   44
Folder   7
Reviews and playbill
Man of Ideas
Box   44
Folder   8
Script by DS, undated
The Man of Rahovath
Box   44
Folder   9
Script, 1952 November 24
Meet Me in Las Vegas
Box   44
Folder   9A
Story rights card, 1955
MGM Jubilee
Box   44
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1954
The MGM Story
Box   45
Folder   1-4
Correspondence, 1950-1951
Box   45
Folder   5
Script, undated
Box   45
Folder   6
Miscellaneous
HA 867-HA 869
Film
U.S. Mss 37AN
The Next Voice You Hear
Correspondence
Box   45
Folder   7-9
, 1949-1950
Box   46
Folder   1-4
, 1950-1956
Box   46
Folder   5
Script, 1950 January 27
Box   46
Folder   6
Previews
Box   46
Folder   7
Reviews and clippings
Box   47
Folder   1
Miscellaneous
Oasis
Box   47
Folder   2
Story by Willard Robertson, 1944 August 11
One Every Minute
Box   47
Folder   3
Treatment by DS, undated
Osborne of Sing Sing
Box   47
Folder   4
Script, 1940 October 9
The Plymouth Adventure
Box   47
Folder   5-8
Correspondence, 1953-1955
WCFTR Poster File
Poster
U.S. Mss 37AN
Box   47
Folder   9
Script, 1951 December 18
Box   48
Folder   1
Script (with photographs), 1952 April 15
Box   48
Folder   2
Previews
Box   48
Folder   3
Miscellaneous
GA 184-GA 189
Film
U.S. Mss 37AN
Power of Darkness, by Allen Rivkin
Box   48
Folder   4
Treatment, 1948 July 28
The Quiet Hour
Box   48
Folder   5
Script and correspondence
SAC
Box   48
Folder   6
Script, undated
The Sailor Named Smith
Box   48
Folder   7
Treatment, undated
The Salary, Annuity, Fiduciary Blues (radio sketch)
Box   48
Folder   8
Script by Arthur Miller, undated
She Wanted the Moon
Box   48
Folder   9
Treatment, undated
So Little Time
Box   48
Folder   10
Notes and correspondence
Storm in the West
Box   48
Folder   11
Correspondence, 1943-1953
Box   48
Folder   12
Notes and continuity outlines
Box   48
Folder   13
Script, 1943 September 17
Box   48
Folder   14
Picture estimate
Box   48
Folder   15
Illustrations for book
The Story of Adam Crocker
Box   49
Folder   1
Treatment, 1943 September 20
Sunrise at Campobello (play)
Box   49
Folder   2
Research materials and notes
Box   49
Folder   3-4
Script by DS, undated
Box   49
Folder   5
Script, 1957 May 28
Box   49
Folder   6
Script, 1957 August 9
Box   49
Folder   7
Script, 1957 August 26
Box   49
Folder   8
Script, 1957 October 20
Box   50
Folder   8
Script, 1958 January 14
Box   51
Folder   1
Script (final uncorrected), 1960 April 11
Box   51
Folder   2
Script (final corrected), 1960 April 11
Box   50
Folder   1
Business records
Box   50
Folder   2
Programs
Box   50
Folder   3
Publicity
330A/1-2
Recording, Play of the Week, 1958 November 9
U.S. Mss 37AN
Box   50
Folder   4
Miscellaneous
Correspondence
Box   50
Folder   5-7
, 1957
Box   51
Folder   3-6
, 1958
Box   52
Folder   1
, 1958-1959
The Swan
Box   52
Folder   2
Correspondence, 1955-1956
Box   52
Folder   3
Previews
Box   52
Folder   4
Script (with photographs), 1945 September 6
Box   52
Folder   5
Miscellaneous
Take the High Ground
Note: See also Making of a Marine
Box   52
Folder   6
Correspondence, 1951-1952
Box   52
Folder   7
Script (with photographs), 1952 December 18
Box   53
Folder   1
Previews
Box   53
Folder   2
Miscellaneous, including correspondence
Disc 49A/22
Recording of musical theme
U.S. Mss 37AN
Then There Were Two (released as Kid Glove Killer)
Box   53
Folder   3
Script, 1941 December 1
“This Hallowed Ground” on Book Parade
Box   53
Folder   4
Miscellaneous
Tonight!- Lincoln Versus Douglas
Box   53
Folder   5
Script by Norman Corwin
Touchdown for Sale
Box   53
Folder   6
Treatment by DS
Transcontinental Bus
Box   53
Folder   7
Treatment by Edwin Gilbert and DS, 1933 January 10
Trial by Sasswood, a play
Box   53
Folder   8
Script by Laura Kerr and Allen Rivkin, undated
The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a play
Box   53
Folder   9
Correspondence, 1958-1959
Box   53
Folder   10
“The Unsinkable Mrs. Brown,” script by Robert Morris, 1958 August 7
Box   53
Folder   11
Script, undated
Valley of the Kings
Box   54
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1952-1954
The Victim
Box   54
Folder   2
Treatments, 1958
Washington Story
Box   54
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1951-1952
Box   54
Folder   4
Script (with photographs), 1951 December
Box   54
Folder   5
Previews
Box   54
Folder   6
Miscellaneous
Westward the Women
Box   54
Folder   7
Correspondence, 1951-1952
Box   54
Folder   8
Previews
Box   54
Folder   9
Miscellaneous
A Woman's Place-Party of the First Part
Box   55
Folder   1
Script by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank (first draft)
Scripts for Special Occasions
Box   55
Folder   2
Don Hartman's Birthday Party, 1951 November 10
Box   55
Folder   3
Miscellaneous story ideas by DS
Box   55
Folder   4
Miscellaneous synopses
Box   55
Folder   5
Script fragment, undated