Joel Freeman papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Joel Freeman papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1940s-1980s
Collection number: 212
Creator: Freeman, Joel
Extent: 28 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Joel Freeman papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joel Freeman, 1991-1992


Joel Freeman is an American producer active in film from 1957 to 1991. From 1947 to 1957 he worked as an assistant director.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Joel Freeman papers span the years circa 1940s-1980s and encompass circa 28 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of production files, scripts, and photographs. There are voluminous files related to the production of SHAFT (1971), which Freeman produced.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Freeman, Joel , 1922---Archives.