Papers of an actor-producer, primarily consisting of scripts for "The Streets of San Francisco" (ABC), a television series in which he co-starred, and production files for the Oscar-winning "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (UA, 1975). In the production files are variant scripts by William Peter Blatty, Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman, and others; correspondence; promotional material; and reviews. Smaller files of similar composition relate to several other films, plays, and television programs with which Douglas was involved. There is also a subject file containing miscellaneous personal and business correspondence and fan mail, clippings, a microfilmed scrapbook, and a file relating to his work for and support of the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Center. Prominent correspondents include Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr., Cesar E. Chavez, Kirk Douglas, Betty Ford, Tom Hayden, Arthur B. Krim, and Irving Paul Lazar.
The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.