A collection of 132 scripts written by Reginald Rose and other playwrights for the popular television series "The Defenders." The scripts are contained in 34 volumes, and accompanying them are cast lists, shooting schedules, and allied notes and papers. Most of the scripts are mimeographed and the rest are in typescript.
(Accompanying each script is a cast list, shooting schedule and allied notes and papers.)
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
The Defenders Scripts. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Reginald Rose, 1965.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Rose, Reginald. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1965. Accession number--M-65.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2009-06-26 File created.
2011-11- 10 EAD created by PTL
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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