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Violet Atkins Klein Papers

Overview

Abstract

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Stories, Film Ideas, Scripts

Television Works

Legal Documents and Contracts

The Treasury Star Parade

Camel Caravan

The Camel Hour

The Lost Mail Bag



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Collection Overview

Title: Violet Atkins Klein Papers, 1935-1967Save to your list.

ID: SC/VAK

Primary Creator: Klein, Violet Atkins

Extent: 6.13 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Stories, Film Ideas, Scripts, 1938-1967

Series II: Television Works, 1961-1963

Series III: Legal Documents and Contracts, 1944-1947

Series IV: Treasury Star Parade Scripts, 1942

Series V: Camel Caravan

Series VI: Camel Hour

Series VII: Lost Mail Bag, 1935-1961

Date Acquired: 01/14/1999

Subjects: Klein, Violet Atkins, Klein, Violet Atkins - Archives, Radio plays, American, Television plays, American

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

Violet Atkins Klein wrote novels, short fiction, and scripts for radio and television. The collection documents the writing process, including research materials and drafts. The legal materials document Klein's interaction with the publishing industry, and her efforts to have script ideas produced.

Biographical Note

Violet Atkins Klein wrote novels and short fiction, as well as scripts for radio and television.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Violet Atkins Klein Papers document Klein's creative process in writing novels, short fiction, and scripts. The material in this collection documents the writing process, including research materials and drafts. It includes finished scripts, un-produced manuscripts, legal documents, correspondence, and research materials. Various drafts of a given work are often included, illustrating the author's writing process. The collection is divided into seven series: Stories, Film Ideas, Scripts (1938-1967), Television Works (1961-1963), Legal Documents and Contracts (1944-1947), Treasury Start Parade Scripts (1942), Camel Caravan, Camel Hour, and Lost Mail Bag (1935-1961).

Series I, Stories, Film Ideas, Scripts, contains various complete and fragmented manuscripts for works of fiction and scripts arranged alphabetically by title. Also included are Klein's notes on ideas and editing for these manuscripts. Some folders contain newspaper and magazine clippings used as research material in preparing the stories. The portfolio material for Samuel Klein contains assorted papers and clippings for works written under that name.

Series II, Television Works, includes scripts written expressly for, or adapted to television. The scripts are arranged alphabetically by title, and often include several versions of one story.

Series III, Legal Documents and Contracts, consists of various records and correspondence pertaining to the legal aspects of Ms. Klein's career. Included are copies of contracts and receipts of scripts registered with the Screen Writers Guild. There is also a series of correspondence between Ms. Klein and her agent documenting some of the difficulties she experienced in her attempts to sell her work to the studios. These folders in this series are arranged alphabetically by title.

Series IV, Treasury Star Parade Scripts, includes scripts that were aired as part of the Treasury Star Parade radio program. The scripts are arranged alphabetically by episode title. In some instances there are original and revised versions of the script as well as the shooting script. The scripts are marked with the broadcast date and include the cast credits for the episode. Some of the scripts in this section are signed by one or more of the actors and include handwritten notes in the margins.

Series V, Camel Caravan, consists of scripts for the radio program Camel Caravan. It is organized alphabetically by episode title, and the scripts also include the broadcast date of the performance.

Series VI, Camel Hour, includes scripts from another radio program, the Camel Hour. These scripts are arranged alphabetically by episode title, and include the broadcast date of the show. There are various drafts of some of the titles as well as the shooting scripts.

Series VII, Lost Mail Bag, is comprised of material related to a proposed television series that Atkins tentatively titled The Lost Mailbag. The folders are arranged alphabetically, and include various proposed story lines for episodes of the show. The series was never actually produced, but the concept was sold and two pilots were aired on ABC in 1973. Both pilots were in the form of television movies, with the first titled, The Letters, and the second titled, Letters from Three Loves.

Subject/Index Terms

Klein, Violet Atkins
Klein, Violet Atkins - Archives
Radio plays, American
Television plays, American

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Jill Block

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Tony Gardner, Kathryn Cannarozzi

Finding Aid Revision History:

Special Collections staff, 1999

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


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[Series I: Stories, Film Ideas, Scripts, 1938-1967]
[Series II: Television Works, 1961-1963]
[Series III: Legal Documents and Contracts, 1944-1947]
[Series IV: The Treasury Star Parade]
[Series V: Camel Caravan]
[Series VI: The Camel Hour]
[Series VII: The Lost Mail Bag, 1935-1961],
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Series II: Television Works, 1961-1963Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 9: The Belly Laugh of M'sieur Antoine , July 1954Save to your list.
Folder 10: Boy in a Cage, 1957Save to your list.
Folder 11: Bright Land, 1967 February 28Save to your list.
Folder 12: Five Minutes to Freedom, 1945 August 31Save to your list.
Folder 13: A Husband for Esperanza, or The Six-Months' VisaSave to your list.
Folder 14: Miracle at ChristmasSave to your list.
Folder 15: Miss Kitty: correspondence, 1963-1964Save to your list.
Folder 16: Miss Kitty: manuscripts, ca. 1963Save to your list.
Folder 17: Miss Kitty: research material, 1961-1962Save to your list.
Folder 18: Miss Kitty: research material, October 1962Save to your list.
Folder 19: Miss Kitty: research material, November-December 1962Save to your list.
Folder 20: Miss Kitty: research material, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 21: Pyok-Tong Diary: commentsSave to your list.
Folder 22: Pyok-Tong Diary: manuscripts, 1961 April 13Save to your list.
Folder 23: Pyok-Tong Diary: manuscripts, ca. 1961Save to your list.
Folder 24: Pyok-Tong Diary: manuscripts, ca. 1961Save to your list.
Folder 25: Pyok-Tong Diary: scriptSave to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: Return to Eden, ca. 1953Save to your list.
Folder 2: Return to Eden, ca. 1953Save to your list.
Folder 3: Roamin Holiday, 1943, 1945Save to your list.
Folder 4: Savonarola, 1955Save to your list.
Folder 5: The Tender Age: first endingSave to your list.
Folder 6: The Tender Age: second endingSave to your list.
Folder 7: The Twister: manuscripts, 1957Save to your list.
Folder 8: The Twister: manuscriptsSave to your list.
Folder 9: The Twister: research material, 1957, 1960Save to your list.
Folder 10: You Are There, 1955-1956, 1960-1961Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 5: Miss Kitty: research materialSave to your list.
Folder 7: The Twister: research materialSave to your list.

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[Series I: Stories, Film Ideas, Scripts, 1938-1967]
[Series II: Television Works, 1961-1963]
[Series III: Legal Documents and Contracts, 1944-1947]
[Series IV: The Treasury Star Parade]
[Series V: Camel Caravan]
[Series VI: The Camel Hour]
[Series VII: The Lost Mail Bag, 1935-1961],
[All]


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