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Jerry McNeely Papers, 1953-1988

McNeely, Jerry

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 36.0 cubic feet (90 archives boxes) and
    • 62 tape recordings; plus
    • additions of 13.9 cubic feet and
    • 2 films
  • OCLC ocn173692669
  • Finding Aids
    • Register


  • RESTRICTION: Portions of the pupil records in this collection are confidential under Wis. Stats. Section 118.125(d) and the FERPA Act of 1974. Individuals may view their own records. Third parties may view individual records with the student's written permission. Other researchers may possibly view the records under the terms of the "Agreement for Use of Restricted Materials."


  • Papers of an educator and television writer. The papers document McNeely's work both as a writer and producer for television and as a University of Wisconsin-Madison speech professor, a role he gave up in 1975 to work full-time for MTM Enterprises.
  • The majority of the papers are correspondence, outlines, variant drafts of scripts, production information, notes, tape-recorded episodes, and publicity for television specials and for series such as "Dr. Kildare" (NBC), "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (NBC), "Lucas Tanner" (NBC), "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC), "Marcus Welby, M.D." (ABC), "Owen Marshall: Counselor At Law" (ABC), "The Streets of San Francisco" (ABC), "Studio One" (CBS), and "Three for the Road" (CBS).
  • Other portions of the collection contain personal and professional correspondence, financial records, files on membership in ASCAP and the Screen Writers' Guild, lyrics, scripts for unproduced plays and motion pictures, and information on plays presented by the Wisconsin Players which McNeely produced while teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prominent correspondents include Jerry Bock, Norman Felton, John Simon, and McNeely's agent, Flora Roberts.
  • The processed portion of the collection is summarized above, dates 1953-1979, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1957-1988 and are described below.


  • Placed on deposit by Jerry McNeely, Studio City, California, 1973-1980.