The Ring Lardner Jr. papers span the years 1920-2002 (bulk 1941-1995) and encompass 17.1 linear feet.
The collection consists primarily of script material and personal papers. Of special interest is his
collection of relevant material regarding the blacklist, including numerous articles written by Lardner
and his peers, drafts of Lardner's speeches at related events, and clippings and mail reflecting
different reactions to the persons blacklisted.
Ring Lardner Jr. was an American screenwriter most active from 1937 to 1977. For 15 years Lardner was
blacklisted by the entertainment industry after being convicted of contempt of Congress as one of the
Hollywood Ten. He earned Academy Awards for best original screenplay for WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942) and for
writing M*A*S*H (1970).
17.1 linear feet of papers.
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