Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Andrew Sarris papers, 1945-1988, bulk 1965-1985

Series II: Drafts and manuscripts, 1961-1986, undated

This series is comprised of drafts and rough notes, in various stages of completion, which Sarris generated over the course of his career. It also contains manuscripts of screenplays written by Sarris, in addition to a number of manuscripts written by others and likely submitted to Sarris for feedback.

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Subseries 1: Drafts, undated

As a majority of the drafts are fragments and virtually none are dated, this subseries is not arranged in any particular order, but is separated between complete and partial drafts. "Complete drafts" are defined as pieces that are essentially whole and whose titles can be identified, whereas partial drafts are more fragmented and thus difficult to classify by title.

Box 4 Folder 6-10 Complete

Box 4 Folder 11-17 Partial

Box 5 Folder 1-8 Partial

Subseries 2: Manuscripts, 1961-1986, undated, 1961-1986, undated

The bulk of the material in this subseries is authored by others; however, there are three screenplay manuscripts written or co-written by Sarris:Promise at Dawn(1964),Justine(1964), and the undated Wickford Point. Manuscripts by others includes both screenplay and book manuscripts. Of note are two undated screenplays by King Vidor that were never produced as films. The manuscripts authored by others are separated between screenplays and books, and are arranged alphabetically by author.

Manuscripts by Sarris

Box 5 Folder 9 Justine , 1964

Box 5 Folder 10 Promise at Dawn , 1964

Box 5 Folder 11 Wickford Point , undated

Manuscripts by others


Box 5 Folder 12 Buchman, S. Promise at Dawn, 1962

Box 5 Folder 13 Delynn, J. The Imprisoned Queen of England, 1980

Box 5 Folder 14 Dozier, R. The Cardinal,, 1963

Box 5 Folder 15 Edwards, B. S.O.B., 1979

Box 5 Folder 16 Gibson, W. Two for the Seesaw, 1961

Box 5 Folder 17 Hill, J. Identical Twins, The, undated

Box 5 Folder 18 Mayes, W. Advise and Consent, 1961

Box 6 Folder 1 Moffat, I. Tender is the Night, 1961

Box 6 Folder 2 Moss, L. Lily, 1984

Box 6 Folder 3 Sarafian, R.C. Andy, 1963

Box 6 Folder 4 Snell, M. White Meat, 1981

Box 6 Folder 5 Vidor, K. The Actor, undated

Box 6 Folder 6 Vidor, K. Bright Answer, undated


Box 6 Folder 7-10 Biskind, P. Seeing is Believing, 1983

Box 6 Folder 11-13 Levy. E. John Wayne: Prophet of the American Way of Life, 1986

Box 6 Folder 14 Maghsoudlou Iranian Cinema (Volume I),, undated

Box 6 Folder 15 Maghsoudlou Iranian Cinema (Volume II),, undated

Box 6 Folder 16 Maghsoudlou Iranian Cinema (Volume III), undated

Box 7 Folder 1 McCreadie, M. Women on Film: The Critical Eye, 1983

Box 7 Folder 2 Raphael P. Beating the Love Affair Rap and Other Stories, 1982

Box 7 Folder 3-4 Sikov, E.K. Hollywood Screen Comedy in the 1950s, undated

Box 7 Folder 5-7 Surguy, P. Mister Cinema: A Critical Biography of Rex Skinner, undated

Box 7 Folder 8-10 Untitled manuscript, undated

Box 7 Folder 11-12 General