The Richard Brooks papers span the years 1950s-1980s and encompass approximately 127 linear feet. The
collection contains production files, scripts, correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook, and
Richard Brooks was an American director, producer, and screenwriter most active in film from 1942 to
1985. He received an Academy Award for writing the screenplay for ELMER GANTRY (1960). Brooks was
nominated for writing the screenplay for BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955) and for writing and directing CAT ON A
HOT TIN ROOF (1958), THE PROFESSIONALS (1966), and IN COLD BLOOD (1967).
105 linear feet of papers.
22 linear feet of photographs.
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