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Millard Lampell papers, 1936-1997

Lampell, Millard, 1919-1997

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Videos, Slides, Films
  • Physical Details
    • 8.6 c.f. (19 archives boxes, 4 packages)
    • 11 disc recordings
    • 2 tape recordings, and
    • 1 film; plus
    • additions of 2.4 c.f
    • 5 disc recordings
    • 3 tape recordings
    • 98 photographs
    • 16 videorecordings, and
    • 3 film reels
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of Millard Lampell (1919-1997), a writer for radio, television, motion pictures, and the stage. Non-theatrical writings include articles for The New Republic and correspondence, reviews, and printed copies of his novels The Hero (1949) and Journey to the Cape (1959). Radio files contain scripts for such programs as Green Valley, U.S.A. (CBS), It's the Navy (WMCA), Men, Machines, and Victory (NBC), On the Beam (WBIG), First in the Air (CBS, published as The Long Way Home, 1946), and various United Nations Radio and public service programs. Several of these are present in recorded form also.
  • Lampell's plays, such as The Wall (1960) which he adapted from a John Hersey novel, include progressive script drafts, research correspondence, financial information, clippings, and photographs. Also included are correspondence, music, and production information relating to performances of his folk cantata "The Lonesome Train," first written for Columbia Presents Corwin (CBS). In the motion picture files are correspondence, scripts, and clippings for Chance Meeting (Para., 1960), Escape from East Berlin (MGM, 1962), Saturday's Hero (Col., 1951), and several documentaries and unproduced titles. Award-winning scripts for East Side/West Side (CBS) and Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) are included with a small group of television papers.
  • The remainder of the collection includes general correspondence (some concerning his wartime broadcasting for the Army Air Force) and recordings of performances with Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and the Almanac Singers and a work by Earl Robinson.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1936-1966, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1939-1997 and are described below.


  • The films in this collection also are being cataloged individually.
  • Portions of the original disc recordings are now also available on tape.
  • Presented by Millard Lampell, New York, N.Y., 1967.