Rod Serling Papers, 1943-1971

Summary Information

Title: Rod Serling Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1971

  • Serling, Rod, 1924-1975
Unique Identifier: U.S. Mss 43AN; SC 1053; Micro 1010; Audio 318A; Audio 1690A; AB 855; FH 330; WCFTR Lot A87-A88

Quantity: 32.0 cubic feet (80 archives boxes and 1 folder), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), 2 audio recordings, 1165 audio recordings (dictabelts), 2 film reels (16 mm), and 15 photographs

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Rod Serling, a television and motion picture writer best known for his tales of the supernatural. Included are correspondence, scripts, speeches and writings, reports, press releases and clippings. The collection contains files and recordings of produced and unproduced writings for television, motion pictures, radio and theater, such as The Twilight Zone (Television series. CBS : 1959-1964) and Planet of the Apes (1968). The subject files and correspondence include topics such as his practice of the writer's craft, marketing, production difficulties, teaching and public speaking, financial records and fan mail. The audio, dictated by Serling, includes screenplays, speeches and writings and correspondence. He often dictated several versions of the same story.


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Language: English

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