Millard Lampell Papers, 1936-1966

Scope and Content Note

The Millard Lampell Papers consist of materials relating to the many facets of his career as a writer. They are arranged in seven series that reflect each of those facets: GENERAL; NOVELS, SHORT STORIES AND ARTICLES; RADIO; THEATER; MOTION PICTURES; TELEVISION; and MUSIC. Within each series the materials are arranged in chronological order.

The GENERAL series contains correspondence (1944-1962), clippings (1942-1963), and contracts not relating to any particular production. There are also folders on two benefits for which Lampell wrote the scripts.

The series NOVELS, SHORT STORIES AND ARTICLES contains varied materials such as correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and published copies for Lampell's work. Included here are materials relating to The Hero (1949) and Journey to the Cape (1959).

RADIO consists primarily of scripts for such programs as Green Valley, U.S.A.; It's the Navy; Men, Machines, and Victory; On the Beam; The Long Way Home; United Nations Radio; United Jewish Appeal; and Mental Health Program. Box 4 contains scripts and music for “The Lonesome Train.”

The largest series, THEATER, consists of various production materials--correspondence, scripts, financial records, etc.--for Lampell's plays. There is especially detailed information on The Wall.

MOTION PICTURES contains correspondence, scripts, and notes for both produced and unproduced films, and fiction films as well as documentary works.

TELEVISION contains correspondence, outlines, and scripts. There is information on both the award-winning shows, “No Hiding Place” and “Eagle in a Cage.”

Finally, five folders in Box 19 contain clippings and programs from MUSIC that Lampell has sung or written.

The collection is supplemented by 11 disc recordings, 1 film, and 2 tape recordings.