Fred Coe Papers, 1949-1975

Summary Information

Title: Fred Coe Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1949-1975

  • Coe, Fred, 1914-1979
Call Number: U.S. Mss 198AN; Audio 1051A; Disc 162A; Micro 979; film and video call numbers

Quantity: 19.0 cubic feet (45 archives boxes and 3 flat boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), 11 tape recordings, 25 disc recordings, 121 films, and 12 videorecordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Fred Coe, a producer and director in the media of theater, television, and film. Coe was involved with television from its early years, and became a well-known and influential producer of television drama, especially live broadcasts. The papers document Fred Coe's career and include a small amount of personal and biographical material; correspondence; production papers; scripts; publicity and reviews; and other papers. More than half of the collection relates to television, including files from the series Goodyear Television Playhouse, Philco Television Playhouse, Playhouse 90, Playwrights '56, Producer's Showcase, and Adams Chronicles. Also documented are the play Wait Until Dark, both the play and the film versions of A Thousand Clowns and The Miracle Worker, and other works both produced and unproduced. Recordings of the radio detective series Johnny Dollar, in which Coe was not involved, and material from a Robert Goldman television program on composer Norman Dello Joio are also included. Films, kinescopes, and videotapes document Coe's television and feature film work.

Language: English

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