Dore Schary Papers, circa 1920-1980

Summary Information

Title: Dore Schary Papers
Inclusive Dates: circa 1920-1980

  • Schary, Dore, 1905-1980
Call Number: U.S. Mss 37AN; Micro 1062; Micro 2001; Audio 330A; Audio 920A; Audio 1010A; Audio 1228A; Audio 1750A; Disc 49A; Disc 158A; AC 140; AC 197-AC 218; AC 231; AC 259-AC 260; AC 404; CA 775; CC 956; DD 307-DD 309; DD 324-DD 325; DD 329-DD 330; DD 355-DD 359; DD 604; DG 194; DG 205-DG 206; FE 408-FE 410; FF 050-FF 055; GA 070-GA 072; GA 113-GA 116; GA 184-GA 193; GA 835; GA 839; HA 768-HA 773; HA 783-HA 786; HA 851-HA 861; HA 867-HA 869; HA 883-HA 887; HA 894-HA 903; HA 912-HA 916; VBA 249; M96-022

Quantity: 74.2 cubic feet (203 archives boxes, 1 records center carton, and 1 flat box), 37 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 25 tape recordings, 237 disc recordings, 117 reels of film, 1 videorecording, and photographs; plus additions of 0.8 cubic feet

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Dore Schary, a playwright, motion picture executive, and activist in Jewish and liberal political causes documenting both his personal and professional life. Includes general correspondence; microfilmed scrapbooks; scripts and production material for plays and motion pictures; records pertaining to MGM; non-dramatic writings, speeches (many in recorded form), and an autobiography and a family memoir; home movies and photographs; correspondence, reports, lists, financial records, and speeches from his tenure as national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League and subject files on other organizations with which he was involved such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Jewish Committee, and the Democratic Party; and personal and biographical information. Documentation in the production files varies but may include correspondence, notes, variant drafts of scripts, clippings, financial records, publicity, stills, designs, and casting information. Records of Schary's years as executive producer, studio head, and vice-president at MGM include reports of executive meetings, correspondence and memoranda, and scattered financial reports. Also present are papers pertaining to the career of Schary's wife Miriam, painter M. Svet.

Language: English

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