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Budd Schulberg papers May Be Restricted

Identifier: MS-978

  • Staff Only


The Papers of Budd Schulberg contain correspondence, including e-mail and faxes, manuscripts, typescripts, magazines, newspaper clippings, photographs, galley proofs, notes, address books, calendar books, financial and legal documents, diaries, scrapbooks, interviews and memorabilia of screenwriter and author Budd Schulberg. The bulk of the papers include research and manuscripts for his published and unpublished works and contain numerous drafts, revisions, notes and annotations that provide insight into Schulberg’s writing process. Newspaper clippings and magazines detail his interest in and experience with a variety of subjects addressed in his work, including boxing and labor unions. Furthermore, Schulberg’s relationship with his family is revealed in correspondence with his parents and siblings.

Of note are materials on the Watts Writers Workshop, which Schulberg helped to create in response to the Watts riots in Los Angeles in 1965. Additionally, his correspondence related to "On the Waterfront" includes exchanges with Director Elia Kazan referencing the casting of actor Marlon Brando in the film. The papers also include a small collection of Nazi memorabilia acquired during his service in World War II.


  • 1913 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

Tax and financial records restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).


250 linear ft. (138 boxes)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Budd Schulberg (1914-2009), screenwriter and novelist. The papers document his career as an author and screenwriter and include drafts of many of his works, such as "On the Waterfront," "What Makes Sammy Run," "The Harder They Fall," and "The Disenchanted." In addition to Schulberg's writings is correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues dating from the 1920's.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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