Papers of Daniel Travanti (1940- ), a Kenosha, Wisconsin native and actor, best-known for his role in the NBC series "Hill Street Blues" and in the television film "Adam." The collection includes personal correspondence, invitations and requests from charitable organizations, fan mail, and letters about Travanti's work with alcoholism recovery groups. Other personal papers include awards, and magazine and newspaper articles about Travanti and other members of the "Hill Street Blues" cast. There are also scripts and production files illustrating Travanti's acting career, among them materials from "Hill Street Blues"; the television movies and specials "Adam: His Song Continues," "Case of Libel," "Here's Richard," (a special about fitness expert Richard Simmons), and "Murrow," an HBO film about Edward R. Murrow; "Night of 100 Stars," a 1985 benefit for the Actors' Fund of America; and the play "Twigs."
The processed portion of the papers is summarized above, dates 1972-1986, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1986-1988 and are described below.
Presented by Daniel J. Travanti, Pacific Palisades, California, 1986-1987.