Papers of film critic Patrick McGilligan, consisting chiefly of tapes, transcripts, and draft and printed copies of interviews with motion picture celebrities. Also included are biographical materials, fragmentary correspondence, a play, and a motion picture synopsis. Articles and a book prospectus and one chapter draft about Karleton Armstrong relate to McGilligan's anti-war involvement while a student at the University of Wisconsin.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1970-1979, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1945-2003, and principally include research files relating to McGilligan's books on George Cukor, Jack Nicholson, Robert Riskin, Fritz Lang, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, and others.