SIM-27: The Donald Miller Cinema Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains three boxes of screenplays, none of which were written by Donald Miller. The screenplays represent all genres of television shows, from variety shows to newsmagazines to documentaries to dramas. There is only one film screenplay contained in the collections, for Shane (1953). Among the screenplays are included other documents, such as a promotion information analysis, and original research for documentaries on Winston Churchill. The last box contains a series of notebooks written by Donald Miller between 1948 and 1953. In these notebooks Miller listed movies by day—presumably listing the movies he had seen each day. Some listings contain short commentaries on the film. Inventory
- 1948 - 1953
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the electronic version of the record is unrestricted. Requests for consultation of the manuscript log should be directed to the Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections.
Biographical / Historical
Donald Miller (1927-1983) was a screenwriter for both television and film. He also wrote two guides to film genres, “Hollywood Corral” and “’B’ Movies.”
1.75 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This collection contains notebooks kept by Donald Miller in addition to a number of screenplays for television shows such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive, and Get Smart. Please see the linked finding aid for folder listings.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 1986 by the Miller Estate.
Processed by Rachel Jirka.
- Screenwriters Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Television plays Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Television programs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Language of description
- Script of description
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