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William Goldman papers, 1949-1997

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0496
Bib ID 5018084 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Goldman, William, 1931-
Title William Goldman papers, 1949-1997
Physical Description 110 linear feet (241 document boxes; 3 flat boxes; 1 mapcase)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-212; 214-229. 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.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in ten series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, drafts, photographs, tapes, clippings, printed material, and memorabilia covering the career of William Goldman.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-212; 214-229. 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.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Goldman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed by Gwynedd Cannan, N. Richardson, and Michael Stone.

Revision Description

2010-01-21 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Goldman, William, 1931- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature, Modern Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion picture authorship Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion picture industry -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion pictures and literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelists -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Screenwriters -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

William Goldman is best-know as a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931. He received a BA in 1952 from Oberlin College and an MA from Columbia University in 1956. His first novel "Temple of Gold" was published in 1957. He went on to write several other novels including "Boys and Girls Together" (1964)"The Thing of It Is.." (1964); "The Princess Bride" (1974); "Marathon Man" (1975); and "The Color of Light" (1984).

Goldman began writing screenplays in 1965. He has been nominated for several screenwriting awards and has won Oscars for both "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in 1970 and "All The President's Men" in 1977. Other screenplays written by Goldman include "Harper" (1966); "Marathon Man" (1976); "The Princess Bride" (1987); "Misery" (1990); and "Absolute Power" (1997). In 1985 Goldman was the recipient of the Laurel Award for lifetime achievement in screenwriting.

Goldman's nonfiction works include a book about the Broadway theater"The Season" (1969) one about his beloved sports; "Wait Until Next Year" (1988), with Mike Lupica; "Hype and Glory" (1990) about the Cannes Film Festival and the Miss America Pageant; and the highly acclaimed "Adventures of the Screen Trade" (1983), his definitive and personal view of Hollywood and the profession. Goldman was a regular columnist for "New York Magazine" between 1990 and 1994 and has written for "Premiere".