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Series I: Ecce Homo, 1938-1942, undated

Ecce Homo was Lorentz’s first attempt at a feature-length fiction film. It began as a radio play, first broadcast on the CBS channel in 1938. The narrative centers around four unemployed workers from the four corners of the United States who met at a filling station in Kansas. One by one, each of the men delivers a monologue about conditions in his home state, while regional music plays in the background. The radio play was supposed to be the forerunner of a feature-length film. Lorentz and his staff conducted extensive research for the production. They studied production practices at Ford’s River Rouge factory, gathered information on jobless Americans and relief organizations. Filming began in 1939, but was hampered by a lack of funds. By 1941, with much of the industrial images captured, and the name changed to Name, Age and Occupation, production began again. The picture was never completed, but much of the footage proved useful to government propaganda efforts during World War II.

Subseries 1. Correspondence, Scripts, and Research, 1938-1942, undated

The correspondence concerns the process of fundraising and shooting, as well as the details of Lorentz’s long struggle to complete the film. The scripts include both drafts for the original radio play, as well as the full-length treatment for the feature film.

"History of a Motion Picture,"
1942

Box 1
Folder 1
Activities Reports, 1938-1942
Box 1
Folder 2
Origin of Contract,
1941
Box 1
Folder 3
Correspondence, 1938-1940
Box 1
Folder 4
Correspondence--Floyd Crosby, 1937-1938
Box 1
Folder 5
Correspondence--Re: Film Footage, 1938-1942
Box 1
Folder 6
Costumes--1939-1942
Box 1
Folder 7
Name, Age and Occupation--Budget
1942
Box 1
Folder 8
Budget Detail,
1941
Box 1
Folder 9
Name, Age and Occupation
Casting,
1942
Box 1
Folder 10
Correspondence, 1941-1942
(2 Folders)
Box 1
Folder 11 to 12
Film Delivery,
1948
Box 1
Folder 13
Film Controversy, 1938-1942
(3 Folders)
Box 1
Folder 14 to 16
Music Research, 1941-1942

Box 2
Folder 1
Screenplay Drafts,
1942
(2 Folders)
Box 2
Folder 2 to 3
Newspaper Clippings,
1942
Box 2
Folder 4
Ecce Homo Outline,
1938
Box 2
Folder 5
Name, Age and Occupation--Press Releases
1942
Box 2
Folder 6
Name, Age and Occupation--Production Reports,
1942
Box 2
Folder 7
Publicity--RKO Press Releases,
1942
Box 2
Folder 8
Ecce Homo
Radio Broadcast--Transcripts,
1939
Box 2
Folder 9
Radio Broadcast--Correspondence, 1938-1941
Box 2
Folder 10
Scripts,
1938
Box 2
Folder 11
Seattle, 1938-1939

Box 3
Folder 1
Seattle Notes,
undated
Box 3
Folder 2
Ecce Homo--Scripts and Scenario,
1938
Box 3
Folder 3
Kalemis Script,
undated
Box 3
Folder 4
Ecce Homo--Shooting Notes,
1938
Box 3
Folder 5
Ecce Homo--Script Reports, 1938-1939
Box 3
Folder 6
Stackpole Sons,
1939
Box 3
Folder 7
Research
1938-1940
(2 Folders)
Box 3
Folder 8 to 9
Government Machinery,
1938
(Includes Photos)
Box 3
Folder 10
Hold The Man,
1938
Box 3
Folder 11
"Men, Methods and Machines,"
1939

Box 4
Folder 1
Relief Material,
1938
Box 4
Folder 2
Unemployed Compensation Form,
1939
Box 4
Folder 3
Unemployment,
1939
Box 4
Folder 4
Name, Age and Occupation
Script,
1942
Box 4
Folder 5
Early Treatment,
1941
Box 4
Folder 6
Notes,
1942
(2 Folders)
Box 4
Folder 7 to 8
Press Clippings, 1941-1942
Box 4
Folder 9

Subseries 2. Shooting Notes and Selected Takes, 1939-1942, undated

The shooting notes in this subseries document the shot-by-shot progress of production.

Name, Age and Occupation,
Shooting Notes,
1942
(2 of 3 Folders)
Box 4
Folder 10 to 11
Shooting Notes,
1942
(1 of 3 Folders)

Box 5
Folder 1
Record of Negative and Positive,
1948
Box 5
Folder 2
Estimating Script,
1942
(2 Folders)
Box 5
Folder 3 to 4
Ecce Homo
Selected Takes,
undated
(2 Folders)
Box 5
Folder 5 to 6
Shooting Notes,
1939
Box 5
Folder 7
Shooting Notes--Prod 3, 1938-1939
(3 Folders)

Box 6
Folder 1 to 3

Subseries 3. Still Photographs, circa 1938-1942, undated

Some of the still photographs depict the actors and filmmakers at work. But the majority consists of 8x10-inch shots, mounted on cardboard, depicting scenes from across the Midwest during the Great Depression. The images, most of which were taken by Edwin Locke, focus on industrial production, cityscapes, streetscapes, and landscapes. They were used as research for the film.

Name, Age and Occupation--Photos of Leads,
undated
Box 6
Folder 4
Decatur, Indiana,
undated
Box 6
Folder 5
Ecce Homo
Ed Locke Photos,
undated
(5 Folders)
Box 6
Folder 6 to 10
Location Shots,
undated
(2 Folders)
Box 6
Folder 1 to 12
Stills,
undated
(1 of 5 Folders)
Box 6
Folder 13
Stills,
undated
(4 of 5 Folders)

Box 7
Folder 1 to 4
Still Pictures--Cast,
undated
Box 7
Folder 5
Carded Stills--North,
undated
Box 7
Folder 6
Carded Stills--IV,
undated
Box 7
Folder 7
Carded Stills,
undated
(2 Folders)
Box 7
Folder 8 to 9
Carded Stills,
undated
(4 Folders)

Box 8
Folder 1 to 2, 4, 6
Carded Stills--Alternates,
undated
Box 8
Folder 3
Carded Stills--Alternates V,
undated
Box 8
Folder 5
Carded Stills--P. 84,
undated

Box 9
Folder 1
Carded Stills--P. 85-86,
undated
Box 9
Folder 2
Carded Stills--P. 86,
undated
Box 9
Folder 3
Carded Stills,
undated
Box 9
Folder 4
Carded Stills,
undated
(6 Folders)

Box 10
Folder 1 to 6
Carded Stills,
undated
(5 Folders)

Box 11
Folder 1 to 5
Carded Stills--Industrial America,
undated

Box 12
Folder 1
Carded Stills,
undated
(3 Folders)
Box 12
Folder 2 to 4
Carded Stills,
undated
(includes Pare on location)
Box 12
Folder 5
Carded Stills,
undated
(5 Folders)

Box 13
Folder 1 to 5
Carded Stills,
undated
(5 Folders)

Box 14
Folder 1 to 2, 4 to 6
Carded Stills--The Proffet and the Picket,
undated
Box 14
Folder 3
Carded Stills--Selected by Robert L. Snyder,
undated
(4 of 6 Folders)

Box 15
Folder 1 to 4
Carded Stills--Selected by Robert L. Snyder,
undated
(2 of 6 Folders)

Box 16
Folder 1 to 2
Name, Age and Occupation--Negatives,
undated
Box 16
Folder 3
Ecce Homo--Oversize Album,
undated

Box 17
Folder 3

Series II: The Fight For Life, 1921-1942, undated

Lorentz’s last major completed film, The Fight For Life is the story of the Chicago Maternity Clinic, a progressive but under-funded healthcare facility that achieved heroic results for Chicago’s working-class families. The movie features three professional actors, but the rest of the people who appear are patients and nurses of the center.

Subseries 1. Distribution, Publicity, Research, 1921-1942, undated

This subseries contains notes and records related to the film’s screenings in various cities. There are many press clippings, mainly movie reviews.

Correspondence--Actors,
1939

Box 18
Folder 1
Advertising,
1940
Box 18
Folder 2
Columbia Pictures,
1940
Box 18
Folder 3 to 4
Contract and Copyright, 1939-1940
Box 18
Folder 5
Camera Report,
1939
Box 18
Folder 6
Continuity,
1940
Box 18
Folder 7
Distribution,
1940
Box 18
Folder 8
Research,
1940
Box 18
Folder 9
Distribution Returns,
1940
Box 18
Folder 10
Distribution--Noncommercial Requests, 1940-1941

Box 19
Folder 1
Fan Letters,
1940
Box 19
Folder 2
Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1938-1940
Box 19
Folder 3
Medical Controversy, 1938-1940
Box 19
Folder 4
Interoffice Memos,
1940
Box 19
Folder 5
Music and Musicians, 1939-1941
Box 19
Folder 6
Publicity, 1938-1940
Box 19
Folder 7
Radio,
1940
Box 19
Folder 8
Previews,
1940

Box 20
Folder 1
Pass List,
1940
Box 20
Folder 2
New York Premiere,
1940
Box 20
Folder 3 to 4
Prints and Production, 1939-1940
Box 20
Folder 5
Special Exploitation,
1940
Box 20
Folder 6
Publicity,
1940
Box 20
Folder 7
Publicity, 1939-1942
(2 Folders)

Box 21
Folder 1 to 2
Stills,
1940
Box 21
Folder 3
Sound Record,
1940
Box 21
Folder 4
Research--Birth Control, 1939-1940
Box 21
Folder 5
Correspondence--A-D, 1939-1940
Box 21
Folder 6
Correspondence--G-L, 1939-1940
Box 21
Folder 7
Correspondence--M-R,1939-1941

Box 22
Folder 1
Correspondence--S-W, 1939-1941
Box 22
Folder 2
Research Materials, 1938-1939
Box 22
Folder 3
Interdepartmental Committee,
1938
Box 22
Folder 4 to 5
Birth Reports,
undated
Box 22
Folder 6
Research Materials, 1938-1939
Box 22
Folder 7
Research Materials, 1938-1939

Box 23
Folder 1
Gruenberg Compositions, 1921-1923
Box 23
Folder 2
Research Materials, 1938-1939
Box 23
Folder 3
Maternity Publications, 1933-1939
(2 Folders)
Box 23
Folder 4 to 5
Doctor’s Organizations Contact Information,
undated

Box 24
Folder 1
Background Notes,
1939

Box 25
Folder 1
Research Materials,
undated
Box 25
Folder 2
Chicago Maternity Center,
1939
Box 25
Folder 3
Maternity Center Bulletin Board Records, 1936-1939
Box 25
Folder 4
Statistics, 1939-1940
Box 25
Folder 5
Research Publications, 1936-1940
Box 25
Folder 6
Research Publications, 1936-1940

Box 26
Folder 1
Research Materials, 1935-1938
Box 26
Folder 2
Screenplay,
1939
Box 26
Folder 3
Shooting Scripts,
undated
Box 26
Folder 4
Reviews,
1940

Box 27
Folder 1
Publicity,
1940
Box 27
Folder 2
Reviews,
1940
Box 27
Folder 3
Script and Research,
1939
Box 27
Folder 4
Research,
1938
Box 27
Folder 5
Publicity, 1939-1940
(2 Folders)

Box 28
Folder 1 to 2
Publicity, 1936-1940
Box 28
Folder 3

Subseries 2. Production, 1939-1940

These files contain extensive documentation of the production process. The production script notes were removed from their original binders.

Script Notes
Production 4--Volume 1,
1939
(2 Folders)

Box 186
Folder 4 to 5
Production 4--Volume 2,
1939
(2 Folders)

Box 29
Folder 1 to 2
Production 4--Volume 3,
1939
Box 29
Folder 3
1939-1940
Box 29
Folder 4
Complete Scripts,
undated
Box 29
Folder 5
Scene Notes,
1939
Box 29
Folder 6
Script Notes,
undated
Box 29
Folder 7
Publicity,
1940

Box 30
Folder 1
Shooting Script,
undated
Box 30
Folder 2
Screenplay,
undated
Box 30
Folder 3
Script Sheet--Chicago Notes,
1939
Box 30
Folder 4 to 5
Script Sheet--Hollywood Notes,
1939

Box 31
Folder 1 to 2
Hollywood and Chicago,
1939
Box 31
Folder 3 to 6
Scene Notes,
1939

Box 32
Folder 1
Exploitation,
1940
Box 32
Folder 2
Script Notes Production 4--Chicago,
1939
(3 Folders)
Box 32
Folder 3 to 5
Shooting Sequences,
undated
Box 32
Folder 6
Shooting Script Report,
1939
Box 32
Folder 7
Shooting Script Report,
1939

Box 33
Folder 1
Code Book,
undated
Box 33
Folder 2
Negative Camera Reports,
1939
Box 33
Folder 3
Lloyd Nosler, 1939-1940
(2 Folders)
Box 33
Folder 4 to 5
Financial Record,
undated
Box 33
Folder 6
Public Health Service,
1939
Box 33
Folder 7
Daily Journal, 1937-1938
(2 Folders)

Box 34
Folder 1 to 2
Daily Journal,
1939
(3 Folders)
Box 34
Folder 3 to 5

Subseries 3. Stills, undated

Some of the still photographs filed here were taken on set, others come from the film itself, and a third group was used by Lorentz for research while he was writing the screenplay.

Mounted Stills,
undated

Box 35
Mounted Stills,
undated

Box 36
Mounted Stills,
undated

Box 37
Folder 1
Stills,
undated
(4 Folders)
Box 37
Folder 2 to 5

Series III: The Plow That Broke The Plains, 1935-1942, undated

The Plow That Broke The Plains was Pare Lorentz’s first effort as a director. A half-hour-long documentary with orchestral music and a portentous narration, the film dramatizes the plight of American farmers and extols the efforts of President Roosevelt’s New Deal. The film was made under the aegis of the Resettlement Administration – the name would soon change to the better-known Farm Security Administration – an ambitious agency that hoped to encourage farmers to move from dust bowl areas to ecologically stable land. The film premiered in March 1936, in a special presentation before Roosevelt in the White House.

Subseries 1. Publicity and Clippings, 1936-1941, undated

After initially struggling to generate enthusiasm for his film, Lorentz eventually packed his picture into suitcases and traveled the nation, appealing directly to reporters and theater owners. These reviews and feature stories, clipped from newspapers and magazines, are the result of that effort.

Posters,
1936

Box 38
Folder 1
Clippings, 1936-1941
(5 Folders)
Box 38
Folder 2 to 6
Rural Rehabilitation in Region One,
1937

Box 39
Folder 1
Press Releases--Region 1, 1935-1938
(5 Folders)
Box 39
Folder 2 to 6
Press Releases--Region 2-5, 1936-1937
Box 39
Folder 7
Press Releases--Region 7-8, 1936-1938

Box 40
Folder 1
Press Releases--Region 9, 1936-1938
(2 Folders)
Box 40
Folder 2 to 3
Press Releases--Region 11, 1936-1937
Box 40
Folder 4
Information for the Press, 1936-1937
Box 40
Folder 5
Minutes and Memoranda, 1936-1938
Box 40
Folder 6
Weekly Information Memos, 1937-1938
Box 40
Folder 7

Subseries 2. Production and Distribution, 1935-1942

These folders contain booking forms and records, notes on distribution.

Financial Records, 1935-1936
(2 Folders)

Box 41
Folder 1 to 2
Old Plow Bills, 1936-1937
Box 41
Folder 3
Lorentz Plow Travel, 1935-1936
Box 41
Folder 4
Bookings--Commercial, 1936-1938
(2 Folders)
Box 41
Folder 5 to 6
Bookings--Commercial, 1936-1937
(2 Folders)

Box 42
Folder 1 to 2
Bookings--Non-Commercial, 1936-1937
(3 Folders)
Box 42
Folder 3 to 5
Bookings--Non-Commercial, 1936-1938
(4 Folders)

Box 43
Folder 1 to 4
Bookings--Reports and Distribution, 1936-1937
(2 Folders)
Box 43
Folder 5 to 6
Bookings--Reports and Distribution, 1937-1939

Box 44
Folder 1
Distribution, 1936-1939
Box 44
Folder 2
Foreign Distribution, 1936-1937
Box 44
Folder 3
Confidential Report,
undated
Box 44
Folder 4
Fan Mail,
1936
Box 44
Folder 5
Correspondence--Edwin Locke,
1940
Box 44
Folder 6
Description of Scenes,
1935
Box 44
Folder 7
General Information,
1935
Box 44
Folder 8
Notes on Purpose and Production,
undated
Box 44
Folder 9
Memos and Correspondence, 1936-1942

Box 45
Folder 1
General Information,
undated
Box 45
Folder 2
Study Guide,
undated
Box 45
Folder 3
Ecological Map,
1935
Box 45
Folder 4
Shooting Script,
undated
Box 45
Folder 5
Requests, Prints, Previews, 1938-1939
Box 45
Folder 6
Music and Narration,
undated
Box 45
Folder 7
Regional Information,
1936
Box 45
Folder 8
Correspondence--Washington, 1936-1937
Box 45
Folder 9
Publicity, 1936-1939,
undated
(2 Folders)
Box 45
Folder 10 to 11

Subseries 3. Stills, 1935, undated

The stills in this subseries include photos of the crew working on location.

Stills,
1935
(2 Folders)

Box 46
Folder 1 to 2
Carded Stills,
undated
(4 Folders)
Box 46
Folder 3 to 6

Series IV: The River, 1935-1943, undated

In June 1936, Lorentz pitched the idea for his second film, The River. In his original conception, the documentary would follow a single drop of water as it flowed from the source of the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, the words and images would depict the social, ecological, and economic life of the Mississippi Valley, which at the time was home to more than half of the nation’s population. Later, he scrapped the original idea of tracing the river’s length and instead based the action around the tributaries flowing into the main stream. One of the main themes of the film is humanity’s careless stewardship of the river, which had led to serious erosion and flooding. The first screening was held in New Orleans in October 1937.

Subseries 1. Printed Materials and Publicity 1936-1940, undated

This subseries contains press reviews, distribution materials, shooting record from production and screening.

Paramount Reports From Exchanges, 1938-1939
(4 Folders)
Folder 46

Box 47
Folder 1 to 4
The Land, 1939-1940
Box 47
Folder 5
Movie Making Ideas, 1936-1939
Box 47
Folder 6
U.S. Government Films, 1938-1939
Box 47
Folder 7
Postaudit and Claims, Letters, 1937-1940

Box 48
Folder 1
Budget, 1935-1937
Box 48
Folder 2
New Orleans Voucher,
1940
Box 48
Folder 3
Miscellaneous Pieces Re: The River,
1938
Box 48
Folder 4
The River, signed by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1935-1938
Box 48
Folder 5
Publicity,
1937
Box 48
Folder 6
The River, a U.S. Documentary Film,
undated
Box 48
Folder 7
Publicity Book,
undated
Box 48
Folder 8
Press Information,
undated
Box 48
Folder 9
Venice Film Festival Award,
1938

Box 49
Folder 1
Grand Shorts Award,
1938
Box 49
Folder 2

Subseries 2. Subject Files, 1935-1943

These folders contain research materials used by Lorentz to write the screenplay and choose locations.

General Information, 1938-1941

Box 50
Folder 1
Australia, Mervyn Scales, 1938-1940
Box 50
Folder 2
Biographies,
undated
Box 50
Folder 3
Book, The River, 1937-1938
Box 50
Folder 4
Booking, 1938-1939
Box 50
Folder 5
Booking Reports, Griswold Summaries, 1936-1938
Box 50
Folder 6
Booking Reports, Commercial Paramount, 1938-1939
Box 50
Folder 7
Booking Reports By State, 1938-1940
Box 50
Folder 8
Bookings, Balaban and Katz,
1937
Box 50
Folder 9
Bookings, Boston Opening and Run, 1937-1939
Box 50
Folder 10
Bookings, Cameo Theater,
1938
Box 50
Folder 11
Bookings, Special, 1938-1939
Box 50
Folder 12
Brief Synopsis of The River,
undated
Box 50
Folder 13
Cameramen For The River,
1937

Box 51
Folder 1
Canadian Showings and Requests, 1938-1939
Box 51
Folder 2
Commercial Appeal Article,
1937
Box 51
Folder 3
Contract, Paramount, 1937-1940
Box 51
Folder 4
Copyright,
1938
Box 51
Folder 5
Criterion Opening,
1938
Box 51
Folder 6
Cutting Continuity,
1938
Box 51
Folder 7
Distribution Statistics, 1939-1940
Box 51
Folder 8
Distribution, March-July 1939- January-June 1940
(3 Folders)
Box 51
Folder 9 to 11
Distribution--Foreign, 1937-1940

Box 52
Folder 1
Distribution--Migrant Camp Movies,
1938
Box 52
Folder 2
Distribution--Non-Commercial, 1937-1940
Box 52
Folder 3
Distribution Policy,
1938
Box 52
Folder 4
Distribution Requests--Commercial, 1937-1938
Box 52
Folder 5
Fan Mail, 1937-1939
Box 52
Folder 6
Location Trip Diary,
1936
Box 52
Folder 7
Location Background,
1937
Box 52
Folder 8
Lorentz Coast Trips, 1937-1938
Box 52
Folder 9
Mississippi Premieres, 1937-1938
Box 52
Folder 10
Education Plan,
1938
Box 52
Folder 11
Exchange List,
1939
Box 52
Folder 12
Griswold, 1937-1939
Box 52
Folder 13
Financial Report,
undated
Box 52
Folder 14
Exploitation--Regional Information Advisers, 1938-1939
Box 52
Folder 15
Exploitation--Magazine and Other, 1937-1938
Box 52
Folder 16
Exploitation--Radio,
1937
Box 52
Folder 17
Miscellaneous, 1937-1940
Box 52
Folder 18
Music, 1937-1938

Box 53
Folder 1
Music and Copyright,
1938
Box 53
Folder 2
Payrolls, 1937-1938
Box 53
Folder 3
Permission to Use Title of The River,
1937
Box 53
Folder 4
Personal Appearances, 1937-1938
Box 53
Folder 5
Press Book,
1937
Box 53
Folder 6
Press Book--Paramount, 1937-1938
Box 53
Folder 7
Press Releases--NY Office,
1938
Box 53
Folder 8
Press Reviews, 1937-1938
Box 53
Folder 9
Clippings, 1937-1943
Box 53
Folder 10
Research and Production, 1935-1937

Box 54
Folder 1
Zone Reports and Activities, 1937-1938
Box 54
Folder 2
Previews, 1937-1938
Box 54
Folder 3
Prints, 1938-1939
Box 54
Folder 4
Questionnaire and Answers--Little Red School House,
undated
Box 54
Folder 5
Releases,
1938
Box 54
Folder 6
Research Data--Production #3,
1937
Box 54
Folder 7
Service Manual,
1938
Box 54
Folder 8
Stills, 1938-1943
Box 54
Folder 9
Technical Production Costs,
undated
Box 54
Folder 10
Television, 1938-1940
Box 54
Folder 11
Venice Exposition,
1938
Box 54
Folder 12
Verbatim Transcript From Movie,
undated
Box 54
Folder 13
Washington Premiere and Run,
1937
Box 54
Folder 14

Subseries 3. Still Photographs, 1935-1940, undated

Some of these are stills from the movie, while others were used for research.

Stills--"A",
undated

Box 55
Folder 1
Stills--"B",
undated
Box 55
Folder 2
New York City,
undated
Box 55
Folder 3
The River,
1940
Box 55
Folder 4
Pare Lorentz On Location,
1936
Box 55
Folder 5
Complete Set 10 Paramount Stills and 18 Rejects,
undated
Box 55
Folder 6
Publicity Stills--L8-L27,
undated
Box 55
Folder 7
Publicity Stills--L28-L60,
undated
Box 55
Folder 8
Publicity Stills--1-10,
undated
Box 55
Folder 9
Publicity Stills--11-20,
undated
Box 55
Folder 10
Publicity Stills--22-29,
undated

Box 56
Folder 1
Publicity Stills--30-47,
undated
Box 56
Folder 2
Publicity Stills--48-55,
undated
Box 56
Folder 3
Carded Stills,
undated
Box 56
Folder 4
Still Photographs,
undated
(3 Folders)
Box 56
Folder 5 to 7
Still Photographs, 1935-1938,undated
(6 Folders)

Box 57
Folder 1 to 6
A Complete Set of 10 Stills,
undated
Box 57
Folder 7
Still Photographs,
undated
(6 Folders)

Box 58
Folder 1 to 6

Series V: Other Films, 1938-1969, undated

This series contains materials related to some of Lorentz’s other film projects.

Subseries 1. The City, 1938-1941

Stills and correspondence related to The City (1939). Lorentz wrote the screenplay, but the picture was directed by Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke, both of whom had previously worked with Lorentz as cinematographers. The film was commissioned by the American Institute of Planners and first aired at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Like earlier efforts, The City had a message. In this case, it was the perils of city life. It stressed the purity of rural and village living and stressed the beneficial effects of increased suburban housing.

Correspondence,
1938-1941

Box 59
Folder 1
Scripts, 1938-1939
Box 59
Folder 2
Research, 1937-1938
Box 59
Folder 3
Clippings, 1939-1941
Box 59
Folder 4
Stills,
undated
Box 59
Folder 5 to 6

Subseries 2. Nuremberg Trials Film, 1947-1969

In 1946, the Allied Control Council agreed to produce a documentary film on the Nuremberg Trials. Two million feet of captured German film were scattered through the United States. Lorentz took responsibility for compiling the footage into a coherent whole. He created a 75-minute film, entitled “Nuremberg – Its Lesson Today.” Shown in commercial theaters in the U.S. Zone in Berlin, to great acclaim, it was pulled from circulation when the Cold War changed the focus of American foreign policy. Materials include correspondence, clippings, and a “brief explanation” of the project.

Prospective Investors, 1950-1951

Box 60
Folder 1
H. William Fitelson,
1951
Box 60
Folder 2
Lists of People to be Invited to Showings of Nuremberg Trials Film,
1950
Box 60
Folder 3
Prospectus, 1950-1951
Box 60
Folder 4
Covington et al., 1948-1956
Box 60
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1949-1964
Box 60
Folder 6
Nuremberg Trials Film, 1949-1969
Box 60
Folder 7
The Nuremberg Trials, 1948-1952
Box 60
Folder 8 to 9
United Nations, 1950-1951
Box 60
Folder 10
Clippings, 1949-1956
Box 60
Folder 11
Nuremberg--Brief Explanation,
1949
Box 60
Folder 12
Nuremberg, 1947-1951

Box 61
Folder 1 to 2
Trial of the Major War Criminals,
1947
Box 61
Folder 3 to 5

Subseries 3. Good Neighbors, 1939-1941

Lorentz envisioned this as “a gentle comedy” about the relations between North and South America. He hoped to work with Cantinflas, whom he described as “the greatest star in Latin-America.” Materials include correspondence, clippings, and distribution plans.

Cantinflas and Pare Lorentz Working Together,
1941
Box 61
Folder 6
Distribution, 1939-1941
Box 61
Folder 7 to 8
Distribution,
1939

Box 62
Folder 1
Correspondence and Clippings, 1941-1942
Box 62
Folder 2

Subseries 4. Polio, 1948-1951

A screenplay Lorentz wrote on the behest of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The files consist of correspondence and research, as well as screenplay drafts.

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1949-1951
Box 62
Folder 3
Screenplay,
1949
Box 62
Folder 4
NFIP--Major Research,
1949
Box 62
Folder 5
NFIP--Miscellaneous Research,
1949
Box 62
Folder 6
NFIP--Film,
1948

Box 63
Folder 1
NFIP--Roughs,
1949
Box 63
Folder 2
Polio and its Problems by Roland H. Berg,
1948
Box 63
Folder 3
Screenplay Drafts, 1948-1949
Box 63
Folder 4

Subseries 5. Other Films, 1930s-1963

Some materials related to other film projects, including The Land, My Brother’s Keeper, and The Face of the Earth, an environmental documentary.

The Face of The Earth, 1950-1963
The Face of the Earth, 1950-1963

Box 64
Folder 1
Correspondence,
1951
Box 64
Folder 2
The Land,
1951
Box 64
Folder 3
My Brother’s Keeper,
1949
Box 64
Folder 4

Subseries 6. John Vachon Stills, 1930s-1940s

A large collection of still photographs taken by John Vachon, an acclaimed New Deal era shooter. Most of the pictures depict the American Northwest.

Still Photos of the Northwest, 1930s-1940s
(26 Folders)

Box 65
Folder 1 to 26
Still Photos of the Northwest, 1930s-1940s
(22 Folders)

Box 66
Folder 1 to 22

Series VI: Office Files, 1935-1979, undated

This series contains Pare Lorentz’s office files, as well as files from organizations and businesses with which he was associated, including RKO Pictures and the Resettlement Administration. These records consist mainly of expense reports and general correspondence. They are arranged alphabetically. The date ranges may not always be exact. They are taken from labels on Lorentz’s file drawers, rather than from the content of individual folders.

Subseries 1. RKO Files, 1941-1942, undated

After Congress ceased funding the U.S. Film Service, Lorentz signed a two-picture deal with RKO. Here is correspondence and files related to that experience.

Alphabetical Correspondence, 1941-1942
(37 Folders)

Box 67
Folder 1 to 37
General Correspondence, 1941-1942

Box 68
Folder 1
Copyright, 1941-1942
Box 68
Folder 2

Subseries 2. General Office Files, 1936-1941

These files contain some records from New Deal agencies, including the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration, as well as personal records from Lorentz’s business transactions.

Automobile Expenses, 1937-1938

Box 69
Folder 1
Audio Productions Inc., 1937-1938
Box 69
Folder 2
Bills of Lading--Incoming, 1936-1937
Box 69
Folder 3
Bills of Lading--Outgoing, 1936-1937
Box 69
Folder 4
Bills of Lading--Incoming,
1938
Box 69
Folder 5
Bills of Lading--Outgoing,
1938
Box 69
Folder 6
Bills of Lading--Miscellaneous, 1936-1938
Box 69
Folder 7
Boston Water Purifier Co.,
1937
Box 69
Folder 8
Books, 1936-1938
Box 69
Folder 9
Brentanos,
1938
Box 69
Folder 10
Bridgeman--Agent-Cashier, 1937-
1938
(2 Folders)
Box 69
Folder 11 to 12
Bridgeman--Travel, 1937-1938
(2 Folders)

Box 70
Folder 1 to 2
FSA Budget,
1938
Box 70
Folder 3
Commercial Stationery Co.,
1936
Box 70
Folder 4
Contracts, 1936-1938
(2 Folders)
Box 70
Folder 5 to 6
De Luxe Laboratories,
1938
Box 70
Folder 7
Eastman-Kodak Stores, 1936-1937
Box 70
Folder 8
Equitable Stationery Co., 1936-1938

Box 71
Folder 1
Twentieth Century Fox, 1937-1938
Box 71
Folder 2
Film Library--Museum of Modern Arts, 1937-1938
Box 71
Folder 3
Film Receipts, 1937-1938
Box 71
Folder 4
General Service Studios, 1936-1938
Box 71
Folder 5
Government Movies,
undated
Box 71
Folder 6
Goerz-American Optical Co.,
1938
Box 71
Folder 7
H.E.R. Laboratories,
1937
Box 71
Folder 8
Irving Browning Studios,
1936
Box 71
Folder 9
Lorentz--Agent-Cashier,
1936
Box 71
Folder 10
Lloyds Film Storage, 1936-1937
Box 71
Folder 11
March of Time, 1937-1938
Box 71
Folder 12
Motion Picture Lighting and Equipment,
1937
Box 71
Folder 13
Movietonews Inc., 1937-1938
Box 71
Folder 14
Music Publishers Protective Association,
1937
Box 71
Folder 15
Moss Manufacturing Co.,
1938
Box 71
Folder 16
Motion Picture Camera Supply, 1936-1937
Box 71
Folder 17
National Screen Service, 1937-1938
Box 71
Folder 18
National Cine Laboratories,
1938
Box 71
Folder 19
New York Telephone Co.,
1938
Box 71
Folder 20
Office Supplies, 1936-1938

Box 72
Folder 1
Office Moving, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 2
Office Supplies--Washington Requisitions, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 3
Postal Telegraph, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 4
Pavelle Laboratories, 1937-1938
Box 72
Folder 5
Peerless Towel Supply Co.,
1938
Box 72
Folder 6
Periodicals,
1938
Box 72
Folder 7
Paramount East Coast Bills, 1937-1938
Box 72
Folder 8
Personal Telegrams,
1937
Box 72
Folder 9
Pathe News, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 10
Paramount Distribution--Correspondence, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 11
Paramount West Coast, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 12
Preview Theater, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 13
Railway Express Agency, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 14
RCA Communications, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 15
Romeike Clippings Service, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 16
Royal Typewriter Co., 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 17
RCA Manufacturing, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 18
Ruby Camera Co., 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 19
Ralph Steiner, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 20
Stackpole Sons, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 21
Sound Effects, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 22
Still Photos, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 23
Todd and Robertson, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 24
United Artists Studios, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 25
Willard Van Dyke, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 26
Western Union, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 27
Horace Woodard, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 28
Stacy Woodard, 1936-1938
Box 72
Folder 29
Atkins, 1939-1941
(2 Folders)

Box 73
Folder 1 to 2
Associated Film Audiences, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 3
"A", 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 4
Applications for Jobs, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 5
AAA (Scripts), 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 6
Bridgeman and Miriam Bell, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 7
"B", 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 8
"C" Fight For Life, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 9
"C", 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 10
The City (Scripts), 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 11
"D" Fight For Life, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 12
De Kruif, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 13
"D", 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 14
Flaherty, 1939-1941(Agricultural)
Box 73
Folder 15
"F", 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 16
"G", 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 17
Gercke (AAA), 1939-1941
(2 Folders)
Box 73
Folder 18 to 19
"G" Fight For Life, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 20
Samuel Goldwyn, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 21
Mr. Griswold, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 22
"H", 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 23
Ivens (REA), 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 24
J-K, 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 25
"L", 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 26
Locke, 1939-1941
(2 Folders)
Box 73
Folder 27 to 28
Lorentz (Personal), 1939-1941
Box 73
Folder 29
Lorentz (Misc) , 1939-1941

Box 74
Folder 1
"M" , 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 2
"M" (AAA), 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 3
Mercey, 1939-1941
(2 Folders)
Box 74
Folder 4 to 5
"M" Fight For Life, 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 6
"N", 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 7
Nosler, 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 8
"O", 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 9
"P" Fight For Life, 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 10
"R", 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 11
REA, 1939-1941 (Scripts)
Box 74
Folder 12
"S", 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 13
"S" REA, 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 14
"S" Fight For Life, 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 15
"T" Fight For Life, 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 16
"T", 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 17
"U", 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 18
"W", 1939-1941
Box 74
Folder 19
"W", 1939-1941 (REA)
Box 74
Folder 20
Atkins, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 21
Baker, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 22
Bartley, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 23
Bell, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 24
Beaton, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 25
Berger, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 26
Brennan, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 27
Bridgeman, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 28
Comfort, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 29
Clothier, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 30
Crosby, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 31
Davis, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 32
Davidson, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 33
Dildine, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 34
Doyle, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 35
Frumkin, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 36
Finley, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 37
Geer, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 38
Gercke, 1938-1940
Box 74
Folder 39
Griswold, 1938-1940

Box 75
Folder 1
Gray, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 2
Haynes, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 3
Henderson, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 4
Hughes, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 5
Howarth, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 6
Hamilton, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 7
Holcombe, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 8
Holt, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 9
Jahns, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 10
Johnson, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 11
Frank Lee, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 12
Locke, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 13
Lowrance, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 14
Lorentz, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 15
McCormick, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 16
Martin, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 17
Meyer, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 18
Mooney, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 19
Montgomery, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 20
Noodel, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 21
Nosler, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 22
Pruett, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 23
Pulman, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 24
Polvinale, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 25
Raymond, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 26
Redden, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 27
Roberts, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 28
Smith, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 29
Swenson, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 30
Service Certificates, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 31
Steinbeck, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 32
Thompson, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 33
Tucker, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 34
Thorne, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 35
Townsend, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 36
Walker, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 37
Wilhoit, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 38
Woit, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 39
Time and Leave Rules, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 40
Individual Travel Reports, 1938-1940
Box 75
Folder 41 to 46
Individual Travel Reports, 1938-1940
(28 Folders)

Box 76
Folder 1 to 28
Prints--Record, 1938-1940
Box 76
Folder 29
Sales Reports, 1938-1940
(2 Folders)
Box 76
Folder 30 to 31
Sales Reports, 1938-1940
(4 Folders)

Box 77
Folder f.1 to 4

Subseries 3. U.S. Film Service, 1935-1949

The files from the U.S. Film Service contain office records, as well as correspondence with contributors to the government effort to document American conditions during the Great Depression. U.S. Film Service files are located here, but researchers should note that they are also scattered throughout this series.

Footage, 1940-1941

Box 78
Folder 1 to 2
Financial, 1936-1940
Box 78
Folder 3
Budgets, 1937-1940
Box 78
Folder 4
Belmont Theater,
1940
Box 78
Folder 5
Bonneville,
1940
Box 78
Folder 6
Bridgeman, 1938-1939

Box 79
Folder 1
Krellberg, 1940-1941
Box 79
Folder 2
Lorentz Expenses,
1940
Box 79
Folder 3
Financial--Fight REA,
1939
Box 79
Folder 4
Applicants--General, 1938-1941
(2 Folders)
Box 79
Folder 5 to 6
Applicants--Technical, 1936-1941
Box 79
Folder 7
Film Service Property, 1940-1941

Box 80
Folder 1
Department of Commerce, 1937-1940
Box 80
Folder 2
Name Files--A-J, 1935-1938
(8 Folders)
Box 80
Folder 3 to 10
Name Files--R-Z, 1935-1938
(6 Folders)

Box 81
Folder 1 to 6
Name Files--A-M, 1936-1938
(33 Folders)
Box 81
Folder 7 to 39
Name Files--M-S, 1936-1938
(7 Folders)

Box 82
Folder 1 to 7
Name Files--B-N, 1936-1940
(8 Folders)
Box 82
Folder 8 to 15
Name Files--M-W, 1936-1940
(12 Folders)

Box 83
Folder 1 to 12
Automobile Research,
1941
Box 83
Folder 13
Oliver Griswold, 1938-1941
Box 83
Folder 14
Edwin Locke, 1938-1939
Box 83
Folder 15
Testimony, 1936-1939
Box 83
Folder 16
Stryker Card Files,
1940s

Box 84
Folder 1
Budget Presentation to House Committee,
1941
Box 84
Folder 2
American Veterans Committee,
1949

Box 85
Folder 1
Miscellaneous Notes, 1943-1948
Box 85
Folder 2
Miscellaneous Correspondence,
1947
Box 85
Folder 3
Miscellaneous Clippings, 1938-1942
Box 85
Folder 4
Distribution, 1938-1939
Box 85
Folder 5
Relay Reports,
1940
Box 85
Folder 6
Correspondence, 1939-1950
Box 85
Folder 7
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Correspondence, 1942-1946
Box 85
Folder 8

Subseries 4. Personal Files, 1935-1947

. This subseries contains clippings, correspondence, and expense reports.

American Film Center, 1935-1947

Box 86
Folder 1
Associated Realist Films, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 2
Association of School Film Libraries, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 3
Authors’ Guild, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 4
Biographies--Lorentz, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 5
Invitations--Clubs and Associations, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 6
Invitations--Lectures, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 7
Howell, Soskin and Co., 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 8
Judge, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 9
King Features, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 10
League of American Writers, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 11
Letters--Introduction, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 12
McCall’s--General, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 13
McCall’s--Fan Letters, 1935-1947
Box 86
Folder 14
McCall’s--Wiese, Otis, 1935-1947

Box 87
Folder 1
McCall’s--Contracts, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 2
Museum of Modern Art, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 3
Official
Department of the Interior, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 4
FSA, 1935-1947
(2 Folders)
Box 87
Folder 5 to 6
FWA, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 7
Nec, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 8
National Defense Council, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 9
RA, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 10
REA, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 11
USFS, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 12
The Players, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 13
Proposed Productions--John L. Sullivan, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 14
Proposed Productions--John Henry, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 15
Publicity--Personal, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 16
Requests--Reprint Rights, 1935-1947
Box 87
Folder 17
Requests--Movie-Making, 1935-1947

Box 88
Folder 1
Requests-Writing, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 2
Screen Directors Guild, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 3
Stackpole, Sons, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 4
Hollywood Trip, June-September 1939
Box 88
Folder 5
Trips-Key West,
1940
Box 88
Folder 6
Trips-London, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 7
Trips-West Virginia, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 8
William Morris Agency, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 9
United Nations, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 10
U.S. Camera--Fan Mail, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 11
U.S. Camera--T.J. Maloney, 1935-1947
Box 88
Folder 12
Personal Files, A-M, 1935-1947
(25 Folders)

Box 89
Folder 1 to 25
Personal Files, N-Z, 1935-1947
(13 Folders)

Box 90
Folder 1 to 13

Subseries 5. General Files, 1930s-1948

Most of these records deal with the various federal agencies with which Lorentz collaborated.

Dam Photos, 1937-1940

Box 91
Folder 1
TVA Photos, 1937-1940
(2 Folders)
Box 91
Folder 2 to 3
Carded Stills--A Million Men on Wheels, 1937-1940
Box 91
Folder 4
Tennessee Valley Authority, 1937-1940
(2 Folders)

Box 92
Folder 1 to 2
Bonneville Project, 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 3
Academy Photo Offset, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 4
Advance Cine Equipment Co., 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 5
AAA, 1937-1940
(2 Folders)
Box 92
Folder 6 to 7
Altec Service Corporation, 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 8
Air Travel, 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 9
Amusement Supply Company, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 10
Art Metal Construction, 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 11
Appropriations, 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 12
Auto, 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 13
Bids, 1937-1940
Box 92
Folder 14
Contract--USFS Movie, 1937-1940
(2 Folders)

Box 93
Folder 1 to 2
Contracts--Gasoline, 1937-1940
Box 93
Folder 3
Express, 1937-1940
Box 93
Folder 4
Expense Vouchers, 1937-1940

Box 94
Folder 1
Procurement, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 2
Gasoline, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 3
Shipping Expenses, 1937-1940
(2 Folders)
Box 94
Folder 4 to 5
Telephone and Telegraph, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 6
Travel, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 7
Martin’s Files, 1937-1940
Equipment Ordered Deluxe, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 8
Ecce Homo Selected Takes, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 9
Production #3--Assembled Film, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 10
Production #3--Screenings, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 11
Production #3--Key Nos., 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 12
Prints Ordered De Luxe, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 13
Prints and Equipment In Stock Deluxe, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 14
Receipts Films, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 15
Railway Express, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 16
Shipments--Washington, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 17
Shipments--Misc., 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 18
Work Orders, 1937-1940
Box 94
Folder 19
Academy Awards, 1937-1940

Box 95
Folder 1
Agriculture Department, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 2
American Documentary Films, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 3
American Film Center, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 4
American Magazine, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 5
Amkino Corporation, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 6
Association of Documentary Film Producers, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 7
Associated Press, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 8
Association of School Film Libraries, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 9
Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 10
Bangsbergh, Raymond, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 11
Best Film Company, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 12
Booklets and Releases, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 13
British Broadcasting Corporation, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 14
British Documentary Films, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 15
British-Gaumont Pictures Corp., 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 16
Consolidated Film Industries, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 17
Educational Film Institute, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 18
Educational Information, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 19
ERPI--Royalty Prices, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 20
FSA Photographic Lab Price List, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 21
Federal and State Agency Directories, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 22
Film Daily, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 23
Films Incorporated, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 24
French Cinema Center, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 25
Frontier Films, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 26
Garrison Film Distributors, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 27
Goldwyn Studio West Coast Contract, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 28
Gootrad and Gootrad, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 29
Hollywood Motion Picture Institute, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 30
Housing Authority, 1937-1940
Box 95
Folder 31
Information Requests, 1937-1940

Box 96
Folder 1
Interior Department, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 2
International Cinema Institute, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 3
Jay Emanuel Publications, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 4
Jersey Homesteads, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 5
Labor Unions Government Employees, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 6
League for American Writers, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 7
Legislation, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 8
Liberty Magazine, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 9
Life, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 10
Look, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 11
MacFadden Publications, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 12
Maritime Commission, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 13
March of Time, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 14
MGM Corp., 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 15
Metropolitan Motion Picture Council, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 16
Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 17
Modern Talking Picture Service, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 18
Motion Picture Corporations of America, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 19
Motion Picture Daily and Herald, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 20
Movie Information, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 21
Museum of Modern Art, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 22
Music Recording, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 23
National Board of Review, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 24
National Emergency Council, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 25
National Broadcasting Company, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 26
New Directions--James Laughlin IV, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 27
New Republic, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 28
New York Post, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 29
New York Times, 1937-1940
Box 96
Folder 30
Phonograph Records, 1937-1940

Box 97
Folder 1
President’s Inaugural Address, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 2
Prisons, Bureau of, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 3
Requests for Advice, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 4
Reorganization Bill Text, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 5
Register and Tribune, Des Moines, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 6
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 7
Screen Directors Guild, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 8
Seven Seas Film Corporation, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 9
Skouras Theatres Corp., 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 10
Shock Troops of Disaster, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 11
Social Security Board, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 12
Soil Conservation Service, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 13
Roosevelt Address--"Children in a Democracy," 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 14
Staff Meeting Notes, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 15
State Department, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 16
Subcommittee Hearings, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 17
Theatre Arts Monthly, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 18
Time, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 19
Treasury Department, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 20
Treasury, Secretary of, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 21
Tygart Valley Data, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 22
United Artists, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 23
Universal Newsreel Company, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 24
United States Film Service, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 25
U.S. Government "Bill of Complaint" Against Movie Producer Monopolies, 1937-1940
Box 97
Folder 26
U.S. Research Corporation, 1937-1940

Box 98
Folder 1
Variety, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 2
Visual Education, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 3
Warner Brothers, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 4
Wilding Picture Productions, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 5
Wilson Company, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 6
YWCA Motion Picture Bureau, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 7
Works Progress Administration, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 8
World’s Fair, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 9
Travel Advances, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 10
DeBrie, Andre, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 11
Bell and Howell Company, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 12
American Recono, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 13
U.S. Despatch Agency, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 14
Tri-States Theatre Corp., 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 15
Ruby Camera Company, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 16
Romeike Clipping Service, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 17
Railway Express, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 18
Pavelle Laboratories, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 19
Paramount News, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 20
Paramount Pictures Corp., 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 21
Paramount Productions Inc., 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 22
New York Telephone, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 23
Movietone News, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 24
Motion Picture Camera Supply Company, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 25
International Cinema, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 26
H.E.R. Laboratory, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 27
General Service, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 28
Emerson Electric, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 29
Eastern Service Studios, Inc., 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 30
A.B. Dick Co., 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 31
Music Publishers Protective Association, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 32
De Luxe Fire, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 33
DeLuxe Laboratories, 1937-1940
Box 98
Folder 34
De Luxe Orders, 1937-1940

Box 99
Folder 1
Boston Water Purifier, 1937-1940
Box 99
Folder 2
Akeley-Leventhal "Editor", 1937-1940
Box 99
Folder 3
Service Certificates, 1937-1940
Box 99
Folder 4
Personnel, 1937-1940
Box 99
Folder 5
Requisitions and Purchase Orders, 1937-1940
Box 99
Folder 6
Travel and Salary, 1937-1940
Box 99
Folder 7
Bill of Ladings, 1937-1940
Box 99
Folder 8
Current Bills--Production #3, 1937-1940
Box 99
Folder 9
Academy of Motion Picture Arts, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 10
AGFA ANSCO Corp., 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 11
Air Travel, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 12
American Map Co., 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 13
Angelica Jacket Co., 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 14
Appropriations, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 15
Arrow Photo Service, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 16
Art Metal Construction, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 17
Automobiles--General, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 18
Bass Camera Co., 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 19
Bell and Howell--Chicago, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 20
Bell and Howell--New York, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 21
Bell and Howell--Los Angeles, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 22
Bigelow Carpet Co., 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 23
Boston Water Purifier, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 24
Brand, Paul, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 25
Breakdown March 31, 1938-1939
Box 99
Folder 26
Brentano’s Book Stores, 1938-1939

Box 100
Folder 1
Bridgeman, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 2
Bruno--New York, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 3
Budgets--Monthly, 1938-1939
(6 Folders)
Box 100
Folder 4 to 9
Burk’s Service--Cleveland, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 10
Burroughs Welcome, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 11
Camera Equipment Co., 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 12
Campbell, W.D., 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 13
Capper and Capper Ltd., 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 14
Chicago Film Labs, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 15
Carey Cadillac Co., 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 16
Central Garage, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 17
Chicago Maternity, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 18
Civil Service, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 19
Columbia Broadcasting, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 20
Commercial Radio Sound, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 21
Contracts, 1938-1939
(6 Folders)
Box 100
Folder 22 to 27
Crown Curtain Company, 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 28
Desks Inc., 1938-1939
Box 100
Folder 29
De Luxe Labs, 1938-1939
(2 Folders)

Box 101
Folder 1 to 2
A.B. Dick, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 3
Eastern Service Studios, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 4
Eastman Kodak, 1938-1939
(3 Folders)
Box 101
Folder 5 to 7
Elec. App. and Sales, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 8
Equitable Stationery Company, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 9
ERB Electrical, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 10
FSA Still Lab, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 11
Federal Offices--NY, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 12
Foreign Distribution, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 13
Sidney Friedman, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 14
Fyfe, Howard, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 15
GAO Decisions, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 16
General Electric, 1938-1939
(2 Folders)
Box 101
Folder 17 to 18
General Felt Prod., 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 19
General Fireproofing, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 20
General Tire and Rubber, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 21
Gilbert Photo Service, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 22
Globe Wernicke, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 23
B.Goodrich, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 24
Gotham Book Mart, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 25
Grand Circus Garage Detroit, 1938-1939
Box 101
Folder 26
Harris, Leo, Inc., 1938-1939

Box 102
Folder 1
Haynes Griffin, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 2
Hertz Drivurself Stations, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 3
Huey Co., 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 4
International Harvester, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 5
Kelly-Springfield, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 6
Lenauer International Film, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 7
Licensing Agreement, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 8
Lighting Company, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 9
Lloyd’s Film Storage, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 10
Loop Shoppers Garage, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 11
Luce’s Press Clippings, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 12
McInerney, W.A., 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 13
MacIntosh and Sheridan, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 14
March of Time, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 15
Marshall Field, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 16
Midtown Chevrolet, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 17
Mitchell Camera Corp., 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 18
Moviola Company, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 19
Motion Picture Camera Supply, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 20
National Emergency Council, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 21
National Theatre Supply, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 22
National Van Lines, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 23
NEC--1080s 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 24
Negative Reports, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 25
Neumade Products, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 26
New Loop End Garage Chicago, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 27
New York Telephone Co., 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 28
New York Post Office, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 29
Office Equipment, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 30
Office Supplies, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 31
Paramount Pictures, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 32
Peerless Towel Supply, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 33
Phillips Petrol, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 34
Postal Telegraph, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 35
Preview Theatre, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 36
Precision Film Labs, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 37
Print Records, 1938-1939
Box 102
Folder 38
Rabsons Music and Camera, 1938-1939

Box 103
Folder 1
RCA Mfg. Company, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 2
RCA Communications, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 3
Rainbow Auto Painting, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 4
Rand McNally, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 5
Red Star Garage, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 6
Remington Rand, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 7
Rhoades, Chas. P., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 8
Romeike Clipping Bureau, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 9
Royal Typewriter Co., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 10
Ross Chas, Inc., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 11
Rural Electrification Administration, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 12
Sale of Footage, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 13
Santa Fe, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 14
Security Steel Equipment, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 15
Shell Oil, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 16
Siebel Co., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 17
Smith, L.C. and Corona, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 18
Schirmer, G., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 19
Schmidt, Alfred, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 20
Screen Actors Guild, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 21
Socony-Vacuum, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 22
Standard Forms, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 23
Standard Oil, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 24
Studio Lighting Co., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 25
Stott, Chas. G., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 26
Soil Conservation Camera Truck, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 27
Stromberg Electric, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 28
South America, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 29
Sloane, W. and J., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 30
Farm Security Service Certificates, 1937-1938
Box 103
Folder 31
347 Madison Avenue, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 32
Travel Advance, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 33
United Cinephone Corp., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 34
Universal Recording Co., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 35
Underwood Elliott Fisher Co., 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 36
United Artists--Sound, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 37
Wabash Photo Lamp, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 38
Western Union, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 39
Wilding Pictures, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 40
WPA, 1938-1939
Box 103
Folder 41
Clippings--Reviews by Pare Lorentz,
1930s

Box 104
Folder 1
Clippings--Creation of U.S. Film Service, 1938-1942
Box 104
Folder 2
Clippings--Personal,
1940s
(2 Folders)
Box 104
Folder 3 to 4
Press Releases--Lorentz On Film,
1961
Box 104
Folder 5
Brentano’s Book Stores, 1939-1940
Box 104
Folder 6
Bills of Lading, 1939-1940
(2 Folders)
Box 104
Folder 7 to 8
Boston Water Purifier, 1939-1940
Box 104
Folder 9
Brand, Paul L., 1939-1940
Box 104
Folder 10
Budgets, 1939-1940
(2 Folders)
Box 104
Folder 11 to 12
Camera Equipment Co., 1939-1940
Box 104
Folder 13
De Luxe Laboratories, 1939-1940
(4 Folders)

Box 105
Folder 1 to 4
A.B. Dick, 1939-1940
Box 105
Folder 5
Railway Express Co., 1939-1940
Box 105
Folder 6
Eastern Service Studios, 1939-1940
Box 105
Folder 7
Eastman Kodak, 1939-1940
(3 Folders)
Box 105
Folder 8 to 10
Equitable Stationery Co., 1939-1940
Box 105
Folder 11
Fox, Harry, 1939-1940
Box 105
Folder 12
Globe Wernicke, 1939-1940

Box 106
Folder 1
Goldwyn, 1939-1940
(5 Folders)
Box 106
Folder 2 to 6
Gulf Oil, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 7
Harris, Leo. Inc., 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 8
Hawley Motor Company, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 9
Hertz, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 10
Kahn, Stephen, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 11
Kass Realty, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 12
Kelly Springfield, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 13
Lightning Co., 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 14
Loop Shoppers, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 15
Lloyd’s Film Storage, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 16
Luce’s Press Clipping Service, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 17
Midtown Chevrolet, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 18
MoMA Film Library, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 19
National Cine Labs, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 20
NBC, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 21
New York Post Office, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 22
New York Telephone Co., 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 23
Peerless Towel Supply, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 24
Procurement Division, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 25
Postal Telegraph, 1939-1940
Box 106
Folder 26
Requisitions, 1939-1940

Box 107
Folder 1
Red Star Garage, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 2
RCA Communications, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 3
RKO Radio Pictures, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 4
Sackett and Wilhelms, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 5
Sale of Footage, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 6
Sante Fe, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 7
Scales, Merwyn, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 8
Society of Motion Picture Engineers, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 9
Socony Vacuum, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 10
Standard Forms, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 11
Standard Oil--California, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 12
Standard Oil--Ohio, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 13
Strong, Edwin Inc., 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 14
Surplus Property, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 15
347 Madison Avenue, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 16
Union Oil of California, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 17
United Artists--Sound, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 18
United Cinephone, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 19
Unity Films, 1939-1940
(6 Folders)
Box 107
Folder 20 to 25
Universal Recording Company, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 26
Western Union, 1939-1940
Box 107
Folder 27
"A", 1937-1947

Box 108
Folder 1
Air Transport Command, 1945-1946
Box 108
Folder 2
"B"-"D", 1937-1947
(3 Folders)
Box 108
Folder 3 to 5
De Luxe Labs, 1937-1947
Box 108
Folder 6
"F", 1937-1947
Box 108
Folder 7
Forty-Seven,
1947
Box 108
Folder 8
"G"-"I", 1937-1947
(3 Folders)
Box 108
Folder 9 to 11
Juilliard Script, 1937-1947
Box 108
Folder 12
"K", 1937-1947

Box 109
Folder 1
"L", 1937-1947
Box 109
Folder 2
Lorentz Address to UAW-CIO,
1947
Box 109
Folder 3
Invitations to Speak, 1937-1947
Box 109
Folder 4
Business Correspondence,
1947
Box 109
Folder 5
Correspondence--Alma Lorentz, 1937-1948
(2 Folders)
Box 109
Folder 6 to 7
Divorce Decree,
1943
Box 109
Folder 8
Personnel, 1937-1947
Box 109
Folder 9
Travel, 1937-1947
(4 Folders)
Box 109
Folder 10 to 13
"M", 1937-1947
Box 109
Folder 14
"N", 1937-1947

Box 110
Folder 1
National Film Cooperative, 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 2
New York File, 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 3
Nuremburg Trial, 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 4
"P", 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 5
Pare Lorentz Associates, 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 6
Preview Theatre, 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 7
"R", 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 8
Reprint Requests, 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 9
Correspondence--Roberts-Lorentz, 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 10
REA, 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 11
"S", 1937-1947
Box 110
Folder 12
"T"-"U", 1937-1947
(2 Folders)

Box 111
Folder 1 to 2
United Nations, 1937-1947
Box 111
Folder 3
U.S. Film Service, 1940-1941
(2 Folders)
Box 111
Folder 4 to 5
"V"-"Z", 1937-1947
(3 Folders)
Box 111
Folder 6 to 8
REA Personnel and Productions,
1930s
(17 Folders)
Box 111
Folder 9 to 25
AAA-Agricultural Picture #6,
1939

Box 112
Folder 1
America is a Farm Land Script,
1939
Box 112
Folder 2
Production Files,
1930s
(10 Folders)
Box 112
Folder 3 to 12

Subseries 6. Pare Lorentz Associates, 1935-1978

These folders contain expense accounts, ledgers, billing, and other records relating to Lorentz’s personal production company.

Pare Lorentz Associates Formation Documents,
1948

Box 113
Folder 1
Expense Accounts,
1950

Box 114
Folder 1
Workmen’s Compensation and NY Disability, 1950-1970
Box 114
Folder 2
NYS Disability Insurance, 1953-1976
Box 114
Folder 3
Weekly Payroll Record, 1950-1952
Box 114
Folder 4
Annual Audits, 1949-1977
Box 114
Folder 5
Financial Records, 1944-1945
Box 114
Folder 6
Liquidation of Pare Lorentz Associates,
1978

Box 115
Folder 1
Dissolution Papers,
1948
Box 115
Folder 2
Operation Trust Co., 1948-1952
Box 115
Folder 3
Balance Sheets,
1950
(2 Folders)
Box 115
Folder 4 to 5
Ledger, 1948-1978

Box 116
Folder 1
Corporate Records,
1947
Box 116
Folder 2
Accounts, 1955-1977

Box 117
Folder 1
Journal, 1947-1975
Box 117
Folder 2
Journal, 1976-1977
Box 117
Folder 3
Bills, 1936-1940
(5 Folders)

Box 118
Folder 1 to 5
Bills, 1940-1946
(11 Folders)

Box 119
Folder 1 to 11
Insurance, 1939-1946

Box 120
Folder 1
Taxes, 1935-1946
(6 Folders)
Box 120
Folder 2 to 7
Resettlement Administration--Pamphlets and Speeches,
1938
Box 120
Folder 8
Bridgeman, 1935-1936
(2 Folders)
Box 120
Folder 9 to 10

Subseries 7. Subject Files, 1938-1979

Correspondence and research on assorted subjects, including an inquiry into the state of the Latin American film industry, as well as correspondence with Hubert Humphrey, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Eugene McCarthy.

American Airlines Film,
1948

Box 121
Folder 1
Air Transport Command,
1950
Box 121
Folder 2
Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai Brith,
1976
Box 121
Folder 3
Canadian Correspondence,
1977
Box 121
Folder 4
"Cable Car Concerto,"
1948
Box 121
Folder 5
China--Rural Reconstruction Commission, 1948-1951
Box 121
Folder 6
Civil Affairs Division,
1948
Box 121
Folder 7
China Film--National Archives and Records Service,
1976
Box 121
Folder 8
Columbia River, 1946-1949
Box 121
Folder 9
Compton’s Encyclopedia,
1969
Box 121
Folder 10
Democratic Party Convention Platform,
1960
Box 121
Folder 11
Documentary Films,
1948
Box 121
Folder 12
D--Miscellaneous, 1950-1974
Box 121
Folder 13
F--Miscellaneous, 1949-1973
Box 121
Folder 14
Faubus--Ward,
1958
Box 121
Folder 15
Creekmore Fath,
1972
Box 121
Folder 16
Festival del Popoli,
1962
Box 121
Folder 17
Fight For Survival, 1957-1962
Box 121
Folder 18
Film Forum, 1971-1977

Box 122
Folder 1
"The Forty-Niner,"
undated
Box 122
Folder 2
Franco-American Audio-Visual Distribution Center, 1948-1949
Box 122
Folder 3
G--Miscellaneous, 1949-1972
Box 122
Folder 4
Gamesmanship, 1949-1950
Box 122
Folder 5
"The Good Neighbor,"
1948
Box 122
Folder 6
Leo Goodman, 1965-1970
Box 122
Folder 7
Philip Graham, 1949-1953
Box 122
Folder 8
H--Miscellaneous, 1965-1971
Box 122
Folder 9
Harvard,
1974
Box 122
Folder 10
Hubert Humphrey, 1951-1959
Box 122
Folder 11
Interior Department,
1949
Box 122
Folder 12
J--Miscellaneous, 1949-1975
Box 122
Folder 13
Justice Robert Jackson,
1949
Box 122
Folder 14
K--Miscellaneous, 1954-1978
Box 122
Folder 15
L--Miscellaneous, 1948-1978
Box 122
Folder 16
The Land,
1951
Box 122
Folder 17
Russell Lee,
1965
Box 122
Folder 18
Libel Suits, 1978-1979
Box 122
Folder 19
Library of Congress, 1976-1977
Box 122
Folder 20
Liveright, 1972-1973

Box 123
Folder 1
Lewis and Clark,
1951
Box 123
Folder 2
Pare Lorentz--Personal Family, 1955-1970
Box 123
Folder 3
M--Miscellaneous, 1949-1971
Box 123
Folder 4
Mc-Mac General Miscellaneous, 1949-1967
Box 123
Folder 5
Eugene McCarthy,
1968
Box 123
Folder 6
Minimum Wages,
1962
Box 123
Folder 7
Missouri River Valley, 1948-1949
Box 123
Folder 8
Museum of Modern Art, 1948-1977
Box 123
Folder 9
Name, Age and Occupation, 1942-1977
(2 Folders)
Box 123
Folder 10 to 11
National Air and Space Museum,
1972
Box 123
Folder 12
National Archives Conference on the Use of Audiovisual Archives,
1972
Box 123
Folder 13
Lloyd Nosler, 1948-1953
Box 123
Folder 14
O--Miscellaneous, 1953-1969
Box 123
Folder 15
P--Miscellaneous, 1949-1977
Box 123
Folder 16
Pacific Cinematheque,
1977
Box 123
Folder 17
Promotion of Lorentz Films, 1951-1975
Box 123
Folder 18
R--Miscellaneous, 1950-1969
Box 123
Folder 19
RAI,
1977
Box 123
Folder 20
Report From the World,
1950

Box 124
Folder 1
"The Rural Co-Op," 1947-1949
Box 124
Folder 2
S--Miscellaneous, 1948-1970
Box 124
Folder 3
San Francisco International Film Festival,
1962
Box 124
Folder 4
Wallace Stegner Correspondence,
1961
Box 124
Folder 5
State of New York Atomic Authority,
1960
Box 124
Folder 6
Alden Stevens,
1968
Box 124
Folder 7
T--Miscellaneous, 1949-1976
Box 124
Folder 8
Tennessee Valley Authority,
1959
Box 124
Folder 9
U--Miscellaneous, 1950-1963
Box 124
Folder 10
UAW--Reuther, 1949-1971
Box 124
Folder 11
United Nations, 1949-1955
Box 124
Folder 12
UN--Recommendation for a Comprehensive Motion Picture and TV Production Program, 1953-1955
(2 Folders)
Box 124
Folder 13 to 14
University Film Producers Association,
1962
Box 124
Folder 15
Florida Lecture,
1977
Box 124
Folder 16
University of Georgia,
1977
Box 124
Folder 17
A. Geo. Volck, 1938-1940

Box 125
Folder 1
W--Miscellaneous, 1948-1972
Box 125
Folder 2
John Horace Wear,
1953
Box 125
Folder 3
R. Kenly Webster--Re: KDKA Lawsuit, 1977-1978
Box 125
Folder 4
West Virginia University, 1969-1977
Box 125
Folder 5
Woody Guthrie Inquiries, 1975-1976
Box 125
Folder 6
W.J. Weatherby, 1969-1972
Box 125
Folder 7
Ben Raeburn,
1955
Box 125
Folder 8
WGBH Boston, 1955-1961
Box 125
Folder 9
WGBH Program--Radiation and the Federal Responsibility,
1962
Box 125
Folder 10
WGBH China, 1965-1966
Box 125
Folder 11
XYZ--Miscellaneous, 1951-1976
Box 125
Folder 12
Irving Yergin, 1948-1954
Box 125
Folder 13
Miscellaneous, 1968-1969
Box 125
Folder 14
Latin American Film, 1938-1940

Box 126
Letters to Ambassadors,
1938
Box 126
Folder 1
American Republics Line,
1939
Box 126
Folder 2
Thurman Arnold,
1930s
Box 126
Folder 3
Budget,
1940
Box 126
Folder 4
Cine Columbia,
1939
Box 126
Folder 5
South America--Clippings,
1938
Box 126
Folder 6
George Gercke, 1938-1939
Box 126
Folder 7
Gercke Memo to Lorentz,
1939
Box 126
Folder 8
Pare Lorentz, 1938-1939
Box 126
Folder 9
March of Time,
1939
Box 126
Folder 10
Arch A. Mercey,
1938
Box 126
Folder 11
Movie Research Report,
1938
Box 126
Folder 12
Music Research Report,
1938
Box 126
Folder 13
Pan American Union,
1939
Box 126
Folder 14
President’s Message,
1939
Box 126
Folder 15
Recommendations on Movies,
1930s
Box 126
Folder 16
Production Budget Confidential,
1938
Box 126
Folder 17
Research Notes General,
1939
Box 126
Folder 18
Arthur Rothstein,
1939
Box 126
Folder 19
Department of State,
1939
Box 126
Folder 20
Clarence Stein, 1938-1939
Box 126
Folder 21
Tomlinson Articles,
1938
Box 126
Folder 22
Treaty Information,
1938
Box 126
Folder 23
Visual Education,
1940
Box 126
Folder 24
Clarence Wagener,
1938
Box 126
Folder 25
Sumner Welles, 1938-1939
Box 126
Folder 26
Latin America,
1938
Box 126
Folder 27

Series VII: U.S. Army Air Forces, 1941-1947

During World War II, Lorentz directed the Overseas Technical Unit, which was detailed to gather footage to help American pilots spot landmarks and airstrips around the world. This series has maps, correspondence, journals, and photographs. It also contains scripts from several of the briefing films that were produced as guides for different routes. Large format Air Corps photos depict Africa, Iran, Arabia, India, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Iceland, Labrador, England, and Scotland. Others are in France or unidentified.

Maps, 1943-1945

Box 127
Folder 1
Correspondence, 1943-1945

Box 128
Folder 1
Stills, 1943-1945
(10 Folders)
Box 128
Folder 2 to 11
Reports, 1944-1945
Box 128
Folder 12
Lloyd Nosler, 1942-1943

Box 129
Folder 1
Production No. 5 "Back of the Yards,"
1947
Box 129
Folder 2
Personal and OTU Commendations, 1943-1945
Box 129
Folder 3
Personnel Records,
1945
Box 129
Folder 4
OTU - Air Transport Command Motion Picture Section,
1945
Box 129
Folder 5
Pare Lorentz Duty Record, 1942-1945
Box 129
Folder 6
OTU Air Transport Command, 1943-1945
(2 Folders)
Box 129
Folder 7 to 8
Activities Reports,
1945
Box 129
Folder 9
Briefing Scripts, 1944-1945
(6 Folders)

Box 130
Folder 1 to 6
Briefing Scripts, 1944-1945
(3 Folders)

Box 131
Folder 1 to 3
Consolidated Report of Shipments, January-May 1945
(5 Folders)
Box 131
Folder 4 to 8
Consolidated Report of Shipments, June-November 1945
(6 Folders)

Box 132
Folder 1 to 6
Pathé News Feature Orders for O.T.U Script of Movie,
1945
Box 132
Folder 7
Consolidated Report of Shipments, April-December 1944
(8 Folders)
Box 132
Folder 8 to 16
Clippings,
1945

Box 133
Folder 1
Maps,
1940s
Box 133
Folder 2
Daily Journal, March 1943-June 1944
(4 Folders)
Box 133
Folder 3 to 6
Daily Journal, July 1944-September 1945
(5 Folders)

Box 134
Folder 1 to 5
Daily Journal, October 1945-January 1946

Box 135
Folder 1
Catalogue of Still Picture Captions Mission No. 5,
1944
Box 135
Folder 2
Book of photos, 1944-1945
Box 135
Folder 3
Secret History of "Snowball,"
1944
Box 135
Folder 4
4-A. China, 1944-1945
Box 135
Folder 5
ATC--General, 1944-1945
Box 135
Folder 6
Historical Section, 1944-1945
Box 135
Folder 7
Pan Am, 1944-1945

Box 136
Folder 1
3. Europe, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 2
Progress of War, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 3
4-B. Pacific Ocean, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 4
Maps: ATC Official, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 5
Magazine Material, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 6
Personal Narratives, 1941-1942
Box 136
Folder 7
Prewar Aviation, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 8
ATC Pilot Training Films List, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 9
Air Transport Command, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 10
Research Notes And Reports, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 11
ATC Research Material, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 12
History--Overseas Technical Unit, 1944-1945
Box 136
Folder 13
Summary of Operations of the Air Transport Command, 1944-1945

Box 137
Folder 1
ICAO Regional Manual--North Atlantic, 1944-1945
Box 137
Folder 2
Pare Lorentz--Personal File, 1943-1945
(2 Folders)
Box 137
Folder 3 to 4
History of the Air Corps Ferrying Command, 1944-1945
Box 137
Folder 5
Overseas Technical Unit Historical Research, 1944-1945

Box 138
Folder 1
ATC Stills, 1944-1945
Box 138
Folder 2
ATC Files, 1944-1945
Box 138
Folder 3
Weather and Radio, 1944-1945
Box 138
Folder 4
History of the Ferrying Command, 1941-1942

Box 139
Folder 1
Publicity Materials, 1944-1945
Box 139
Folder 2
Special Orders, 1944-1945
Box 139
Folder 3
Consolidated Report of Shipments,
1945
Box 139
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1944-1945
Box 139
Folder 5
Consolidated Activities Report,
1945
Box 139
Folder 6
Mission Maps, 1944-1945
Box 139
Folder 7
War Department Films,
1947

Box 140
"Back of the Yards,"
1947
Box 140
Folder 1
Film Memo,
1947
Box 140
Folder 2
Cleveland Trip,
1947
Box 140
Folder 3
Miscellaneous Film Shooting Scripts,
1947
Box 140
Folder 4
"New Mail,"
1947
Box 140
Folder 5
Julliard School Scenario,
1947
Box 140
Folder 6
Production No. 7 "Big Steel,"
1947
Box 140
Folder 7
Production No. 9 "The Columbian,"
1947
Box 140
Folder 8
Production No. 12 "The New South,"
1947
Box 140
Folder 9
Production No. 13 "Freedom of the Press,"
1947
Box 140
Folder 10
Production No. 50 "This Was America,"
1947
Box 140
Folder 11
Production No. 51 "Germany and the World Today,"
1947
Box 140
Folder 12
Rural Co-op Film,
1947
Box 140
Folder 13
Air Corps Photos,
1943
(4 Folders)

Box 141
Folder 1 to 4
Air Corps Photos, 1944-1945
(4 Folders)

Box 142
Folder 1 to 4

Series VIII: Atomic Power and Nuclear War, 1945-1982

This series contains files related to films and other work concerned with the issues of nuclear weaponry and atomic warfare.

Subseries 1. The Fight For Survival, 1949-1959

Research, drafts, and correspondence for an article Lorentz wrote for McCall’s in 1957 are contained in these folders.

United Nations Radiation Report,
1958

Box 143
Folder 1
The Fight For Survival Notebooks, 1956-1957
(3 Folders)
Box 143
Folder 2 to 5
Medical Correspondence,
1959
Box 143
Folder 6
Copyright,
1957

Box 144
Folder 1
Fallout Research, 1949-1959
(3 Folders)
Box 144
Folder 2 to 4
Correspondence and Clippings, 1954-1959
(2 Folders)
Box 144
Folder 5 to 6
Notes and Drafts,
1957
(2 Folders)
Box 144
Folder 7 to 8
Article in McCall’s,
1957
Box 144
Folder 9

Subseries 2. No Place To Hide, 1945-1950

Lorentz pictured this as a film about the dangers of the Hydrogen Bomb. “This is a motion picture,” he explained, “that presents in dramatic form everything of importance concerning the atomic bomb and atomic energy that can be told the general public. It is not a scare movie, nor is it a propaganda film.” After years spent trying to find funding, he had to abandon the project. The files contain correspondence, research, and screenplay drafts.

Correspondence--Dr. David Bradley, 1948-1950

Box 145
Folder 1
Correspondence-Harold Young,
1945
Box 145
Folder 2
Correspondence-Miscellaneous, 1949-1950
Box 145
Folder 3
Contract--Atomic Energy Committee,
1948
Box 145
Folder 4
L.E. Brown and Co.--Contracts,
1949
Box 145
Folder 5
Estimated Production Costs, 1949-1950
Box 145
Folder 6
Original Outline, 1949-1950
Box 145
Folder 7
Clippings,
1949
Box 145
Folder 8
Suggestions, 1949-1950
Box 145
Folder 9
Final Corrections--Scientists,
1949
Box 145
Folder 10
Carbons, 1949-1950
(2 Folders)
Box 145
Folder 11 to 12
No Place To Hide, 1949-1950
Box 145
Folder 13
Drafts, 1949-1950
Box 145
Folder 14
My Brother’s Keeper,
1949
Box 145
Folder 15
Atomic Research, 1948-1949

Box 146
Folder 1
Times Headlines Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, 1948-1949
(2 Folders)
Box 146
Folder 2 to 3
Atomic Energy, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 4
Bomb Bursts, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 5
D. Bradley--Notes, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 6
Clippings, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 7
William O. Douglas Speeches, 1948-1949
(2 Folders)
Box 146
Folder 8 to 9
E.W. Fager, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 10
Hydrogen Bomb and Miscellaneous, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 11
George C. Marshall, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 12
Men-Research N.P.T.H., 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 13
Speeches, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 14
Edward Teller Site B, 1948-1949
Box 146
Folder 15
Harry Truman,
1949
Box 146
Folder 16
Bound Copies of Screenplay, 1949-1950
(4 Folders)

Box 147
Folder 1 to 4
No Place to Hide book by David Bradley,
1948
Box 147
Folder 5
Screenplay Drafts,
1949
(4 Folders)
Box 147
Folder 6 to 9
Clippings,
1949
Box 147
Folder 10
Atomic Energy Commission Report, 1947-1948
Box 147
Folder 11
Screenplay Notes,
1949
(2 Folders)

Box 148
Folder 1 to 2
Research,
1949
Box 148
Folder 3
Loose Papers,
1949
Box 148
Folder 4
Screenplay Notes, 1949-1951
(3 Folders)
Box 148
Folder 5 to 7
Clippings,
1949
Box 148
Folder 8
Ninth Copy,
1949
Box 148
Folder 9
Tenth Copy,
1949
Box 148
Folder 10
First Draft,
1949
Box 148
Folder 11
Screenplay Drafts,
1949
(2 Folders)

Box 149
Folder 1 to 2
Treatment,
1949
(2 Folders)
Box 149
Folder 3 to 4
Research Materials,
1949
Box 149
Folder 5

Subseries 3. Nuclear Energy Research, 1946-1982, undated

These papers contain correspondence, congressional reports, publications, conference notes, and government studies of nuclear fallout in Hiroshima and Nagisaki.

Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
1946
Box 149
Folder 6
Atoms For Peace,
1957

Box 150
Folder 1
Ralph Bunche,
1958
Box 150
Folder 2
Detroit Edison Reactor,
1957
Box 150
Folder 3
Robley D. Evans,
1948
Box 150
Folder 4
Leo Goodman (UAW),
1958
Box 150
Folder 5
International Conference on the Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy, 1951-1955
(2 Folders)
Box 150
Folder 6 to 7
Lorentz Notes,
1950s
Box 150
Folder 8
National Advisory Commission on Radiation,
1959
Box 150
Folder 9
Pacific Gas and Electric, 1969-1970
Box 150
Folder 10
The Quick and the Dead (NBC),
1950s
Box 150
Folder 11
Radiation: Fact and Controversy,
1962
Box 150
Folder 12
Radiation: Fact and Controversy,
1962

Box 151
Folder 1
Radiation Clips and Research, 1958-1962
Box 151
Folder 2
Radiation on Developing Organisms,
1957
Box 151
Folder 3
Walter Reuther,
1957
Box 151
Folder 4
Peace or Pestilience Proofs,
1950s
Box 151
Folder 5
Strauss and Libby Quotes,
1953
Box 151
Folder 6
UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Radiation, 1955-1958
(2 Folders)
Box 151
Folder 7 to 8
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission News Releases,
1946

Box 152
Folder 1
Research Publications, 1947-1958
(2 Folders)
Box 152
Folder 2 to 3
Waste Disposal Hearings,
1959
Box 152
Folder 4
Windscale Accident,
1957
Box 152
Folder 5
World Government,
1948
Box 152
Folder 6
1958
Box 152
Folder 7
Miscellaneous,
undated
(2 Folders)
Box 152
Folder 8 to 9
Research, 1955-1956
Box 152
Folder 10
Research Materials, 1947-1957

Box 153
Folder 1
Leo Goodman Testimony at Euratom Symposium,
1961
Box 153
Folder 2
"The PRDC Reactor,"
1960s
Box 153
Folder 3
Congressional Testimony,
1950s
(2 Folders)
Box 153
Folder 4 to 5
"Revista Medica,"
1964
Box 153
Folder 6
Research Materials, 1948-1959
Box 153
Folder 7
Research Materials, 1946-1956

Box 154
Folder 1
Congressional Hearings,
1957
(2 Folders)
Box 154
Folder 2 to 3
Congressional Hearings,
1959
(3 Folders)
Box 154
Folder 4 to 6
Congressional Hearings,
1959
(2 Folders)

Box 155
Folder 1 to 2
Atomic Energy Commission Publications,
1957
(2 Folders)
Box 155
Folder 3 to 4
Atomic Energy Commission Clippings, 1955-1957
(2 Folders)
Box 155
Folder 5 to 6
Atomic Energy Commission Publications,
1957
(2 Folders)

Box 156
Folder 1 to 2
Atomic Energy Commission Publications,
1958

Box 157
Folder 1
Fight For Survival Draft,
1950s
Box 157
Folder 2
Nuclear Research, 1956-1971
Box 157
Folder 3
Second International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy,
1958
Box 157
Folder 4
Research and Correspondence, 1955-1982
Box 157
Folder 5
Burlington Conference,
1958
Box 157
Folder 6
Atomic Energy Accidents, 1957-1958
Box 157
Folder 7
Leo Goodman Memos, 1963-1971

Box 158
Folder 1
United World Federalists--Atomic Energy Film, 1947-1951
Box 158
Folder 2
Fallout,
1955
Box 158
Folder 3
Research, 1955-1958
(2 Folders)
Box 158
Folder 4 to 5
Radioactive Isotopes in Physiology,
1955
Box 158
Folder 6
Euratom,
1964
Box 158
Folder 7
Hazards in the Industrial Environment, 1969-1970

Box 159
Folder 1
Atomic Research,
1950s
Box 159
Folder 2
Atomic Energy Commission,
1948
Box 159
Folder 3

Series IX: McCall’s , 1935-1941

Lorentz had a long-running collaboration with the editors at McCall’s, having contributed film reviews to the magazine since the mid-1930s. In 1937, his lyrical essay about the flooding of the Mississippi – a piece of writing that eventually became the narration for The River – initially appeared there as a lead editorial. In the spring of 1941, he helped edit a series of special issues dedicated to questions of national defense. As usual, he was in stride with the needs of the administration in Washington, D.C., which was transitioning from domestic reforms to international preparedness.

Subseries 1. General Files, 1941

This subseries contains expense accounts, reader responses, reprint requests, and correspondence.

Complimentary Copies--February-July, 1941
(6 Folders)

Box 160
Folder 1 to 6
Reprint List,
1941
Box 160
Folder 7
Manuscripts, Unsolicited,
1941
Box 160
Folder 8
Production Schedules,
1941
Box 160
Folder 9
Reader Response-- February-July, 1941(5 of 7 Folders)
Box 160
Folder 10 to 14
Reader Response-- February-July, 1941(2 of 7 Folders)

Box 161
Folder 1 to 2
Releases--Photographs,
1941
Box 161
Folder 3
Requisitions for Supplies,
1941
Box 161
Folder 4
Requests for Research Materials,
1941
Box 161
Folder 5
Telegrams,
1941
Box 161
Folder 6
Expense Accounts,
1941
(22 Folders)
Box 161
Folder 7 to 28
Travel,
1941
(10 Folders)
Box 161
Folder 29 to 38
Individuals,
1941
(21 Folders)
Box 161
Folder 39 to 59
Personnel,
1941
(23 Folders)

Box 162
Folder 1 to 23

Subseries 2. Magazine Articles, 1941

. Drafts and clippings of articles in McCall’s, mostly related to homefront issues in the lead up to the war, are held in these folders.

General,
1941
Box 162
Folder 24
Daniels--"Home Guard"
1941
Box 162
Folder 25
Copy--Articles,
1941
Box 162
Folder 26
Copy--Art Work,
1941
Box 162
Folder 27
Ideas--National Defense,
1941
Box 162
Folder 28
Lorentz--"Defense"
1941
Box 162
Folder 29
Davis--"Women in the War"
1941
Box 162
Folder 30
Taylor--"Credo Of An American Child"
1941
Box 162
Folder 31
Daniels, "Boomtown,"
1941
(2 Folders)

Box 163
Folder 1 to 2
Captions--"Boomtown,"
1941
Box 163
Folder 3
Nickerson, "Fighting Forces,"
1941
Box 163
Folder 4
Taylor, "Children On Wheels,"
1941
Box 163
Folder 5
Burlingame, "Industrial Story,"
1941
Box 163
Folder 6
Burlingame--"Industrial Story"
1941

Box 164
Folder 1
Davis--"Women They Left Behind Them"
1941
Box 164
Folder 2
Captions--"Valley of Steel"
1941
Box 164
Folder 3
Caldwell--"Flight From the Land"
1941
Box 164
Folder 4
Bradford--"God in America"
1941
Box 164
Folder 5
"Children On the Land"
1941
Box 164
Folder 6
Liebling--"Propaganda Story"
1941
Box 164
Folder 7
Bemelmans--"Panama"
1941

Box 165
Folder 1
Langeweische--"Youth in the Air"
1941
Box 165
Folder 2
Walker--"Youth Training"
1941
Box 165
Folder 3
Wiese and Taylor--"Youth Conferences
1941
Box 165
Folder 4
Youth--June,
1941
Box 165
Folder 5
Winslow--"Sixth Column of Disease"
1941
Box 165
Folder 6
"Army Questionnaire"
1941
Box 165
Folder 7
Bemelmans--"The Caribbean"
1941
Box 165
Folder 8
"A Day in the Life of a Squad"
1941
Box 165
Folder 9
Lorentz--"The Army and the People"
1941
Box 165
Folder 10
Nickerson--"Where Do We Go From Here?"
1941
Box 165
Folder 11
"One Year of Defense"
1941
Box 165
Folder 12
Reader Letters,
1941
Box 165
Folder 13

Subseries 3. Research, 1935-1941

This subseries contains sources and background information for magazine articles.

Research Files, 1940-1941
(2 Folders)
Box 165
Folder 14 to 15
Research Files, 1939-1941
(15 Folders)

Box 166
Folder 1 to 15
Research Sources, 1935-1940
(10 Folders)
Box 166
Folder 16 to 25
Research Sources, 1935-1940
(9 Folders)

Box 167
Folder 1 to 9

Subseries 4. Articles by Pare Lorentz, 1936-1941

This subseries contains copy material from Lorentz’s own journalistic works.

Copy Material, 1936-1937
(2 Folders)
Box 167
Folder 10 to 10
Copy Material, 1938-1941
(4 Folders)

Box 168
Folder 1 to 4
Miscellaneous Articles,
undated
Box 168
Folder 5
National Defense Section,
1941
Box 168
Folder 6

Subseries 5. McCall’s Issues and Bound Volumes, 1936-1941

Volumes of the magazine, flagged occasionally to mark Lorentz’s articles, are contained in this subseries.

Bound Volumes, 1936-1937
(3 Folders)

Box 169
Folder 1 to 3
McCall’s Issues,
1941
(7 Folders)

Box 170
Folder 1 to 7

Series X: General, 1914-1994, undated

This series contains other materials, including personal correspondence, files, and records spanning Lorentz’s entire career.

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1914-1990, undated

. There is some correspondence here between Lorentz and Jogn Steinbeck, as well as material related to Lorentz’s chapter on his relationship with Steinbeck for his autobiography, FDR’s Moviemaker. Letters between Lorentz and Elizabeth Meyer, his second wife, appear here. The Frederic Delano folders contain correspondence between Delano – uncle to the President – and his acquaintances, not with Lorentz himself.

John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck, 1938-1941

Box 171
Folder 1
Re: John Steinbeck, 1983-1990
Box 171
Folder 2
Drafts--"John Steinbeck, A Working Friendship: 1938-1942",
undated
(2 Folders)
Box 171
Folder 3 to 4
FDR’s Moviemaker,
undated
Box 171
Folder 5
Press Materials For Steinbeck Films, 1950-1952

Box 17
Folder 2
Elizabeth Meyer, 1941-1953,
undated
(13 Folders)

Box 172
Folder 1 to 13
Frederic A. Delano, 1914-1939
New York City--Board of Estimate--Committee on the City Plan Report,
1914

Box 173
Folder 1
November 1920
Box 173
Folder 2
1921
Box 173
Folder 3
1922
(8 Folders)
Box 173
Folder 4 to 11
1923
(8 Folders)
Box 173
Folder 12 to 19
1924
(7 Folders)

Box 174
Folder 1 to 7
1925
(10 Folders)
Box 174
Folder 8 to 17
1926
(6 Folders)
Box 174
Folder 18 to 23
1927
(9 Folders)

Box 175
Folder 1 to 9
1928
(10 Folders)
Box 175
Folder 10 to 19
1929
(9 Folders)
Box 175
Folder 20 to 28
1930
(8 Folders)

Box 176
Folder 1 to 8
1931
(5 Folders)
Box 176
Folder 9 to 13
1932
(4 Folders)
Box 176
Folder 14 to 17
1933
Box 176
Folder 18
1934
Box 176
Folder 19
1935-1936
Box 176
Folder 20
1939
Box 176
Folder 21

Subseries 2. KDKA Suit, 1942-1983

In 1977, Radio Station KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcast an interview with a man who claimed to have been an undercover FBI-agent during the New Deal. This agent, who referred to himself as “Dominic,” named Lorentz as a Communist. Lorentz sued the station. During the trial it was revealed that “Dominic” was in fact Joseph Mazzei, a man with a “criminal record” and a history of perjury, whom the U.S. Supreme Court had already diagnosed with a “pathological condition.” Westinghouse, KDKA’s parent company sent Lorentz a check for $25,000 and a written apology, acknowledging “the distinguished list of your lifetime accomplishments which clearly demonstrates your outstanding record as an American citizen.” Contains trial transcripts, court records, and correspondence.

Trial Materials, 1953-1978

Box 177
Folder 1
Legal Correspondence, 1978-1979
Box 177
Folder 2
KDKA Legal, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 3
KDKA Pittsburgh, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 4
Misc. Notes Re: KDKA, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 5
Background, 1977-1979
(2 Folders)
Box 177
Folder 6 to 7
William Donovan, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 8
Credits, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 9
Notes Regarding Article, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 10
Expenses, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 11
KDKA--Money, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 12
Rose Schmidt Dixon Hasley and White, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 13
Court Dismissal Documents, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 14
Personal Letters, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 15
KDKA, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 16
RKO Law Suit, 1941-1948
Box 177
Folder 17
KDKA, 1977-1979
Box 177
Folder 18
Trial Documents,
1979

Box 178
Folder 1
Pare Lorentz Affidavit,
1979
Box 178
Folder 2
Pare Lorentz Deposition,
1978
(2 Folders)
Box 178
Folder 3 to 4
Kennedy Webster and Gardner, 1977-1983
Box 178
Folder 5
Radio Show Transcript, 1977-1978
Box 178
Folder 6
Transcript of Show,
1977

Box 179
Folder 1
Motion for Summary Judgment,
1978
Box 179
Folder 2
PL Affidavit,
1978
Box 179
Folder 3
FBI Report, 1977-1979
Box 179
Folder 4
Supreme Court Decision,
1956
Box 179
Folder 5
Pre-Trial Narrative,
1978
Box 179
Folder 6
Plaintiff’s Rebuttal,
1979
Box 179
Folder 7
Law Suit RKO, 1942-1947
(3 Folders)
Box 179
Folder 8 to 10

Subseries 3. Conferences--Ceremonies--Presentations, 1944-1994

This subseries contains papers and correspondence related to various public events, including “The Conference that Never Was Held.” A planned international summit to discuss global issues that was cancelled after President Roosevelt died. Fifty years later it finally occurred as the Rio conference.

Suffield Connecticut Writers Conference,
1972

Box 180
Folder 1
Point Four Program and Conference, 1948-1952
Correspondence, 1948-1951
Box 180
Folder 2
Conference Meeting,
1952
Box 180
Folder 3
Conference Publications,
1952
Box 180
Folder 4
Conference Notes,
1952
Box 180
Folder 5
The Conference that Never was Held, 1944-1994
Correspondence and Research, 1944-1994 (1 of 4 Folders)
Box 180
Folder 6
Correspondence and Research, 1944-1994 (3 of 4 Folders)

Box 181
Folder 1 to 3
Correspondence with Adlai Stevension,
1957
(2 Folders)
Box 181
Folder 4 to 5
Speech Notes,
1972
Box 181
Folder 6
Presentation at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh,
1971
Box 181
Folder 7
Dedication of Pare Lorentz Room at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh,
1974
Box 181
Folder 8
Department of Agriculture AWARD,
1963
Box 181
Folder 9
West Virginia Wesleyan,
1972

Box 182
Folder 1
American School England,
1960
Box 182
Folder 2

Subseries 4. Writings about Pare Lorentz, 1965-1979

Includes several dissertations and masters theses on Lorentz, including the various works by Robert Snyder. Also located here is an oral history interview from the 1970s, and Lest We Forget a genealogical pamphlet written by Lorentz’s “aunt” Bess. Some letters are from fifth graders who wrote Lorentz to tell them how much they enjoyed a classroom viewing of The River.

A History of the Early Productions of Pare Lorentz and the U.S. Film Service 1935-1940 by Robert L. Snyder,
1965
Box 182
Folder 3
Final Chapter of Snyder Dissertation,
1965
Box 182
Folder 4
Films of Merit by Robert Snyder,
1965
(2 Folders)
Box 182
Folder 5 to 6
Letters to Pare Lorentz Commenting on Snyder Dissertation,
1968

Box 183
Folder 1
The Early Productions of Pare Lorentz by Robert Snyder,
1965
Box 183
Folder 2
An Analysis of the Visual Portion of the U.S. Documentary Film The River by William Fleming,
1966
Box 183
Folder 3
The Contextual and Stylistic Relations in the River: A Pare Lorentz Film by Ferne Liverance Galantai,
1979
Box 183
Folder 4
A Critical Study of The River by Sister Paula Reiten,
1970
Box 183
Folder 5
Lest We Forget by Bess Lorentz Wade,
1968

Box 184
Folder 1
Conversations with Pare Lorentz,
1976
Box 184
Folder 2
West Virginia Hillbilly,
1979

Box 17
Folder 1

Subseries 5. The Days of F.D.R., 1942-1978

. This subseries contains notes and accounting records related to a proposed project to trace Franklin Roosevelt’s daily movements over the course of his presidency.

FDR Day By Day, 1942-1943