Scope and contents
The Manuscripts series of the John Dunkel Scripts and Papers makes up the bulk of the materials in this archive. It includes
television scripts for shows such as
Broken Arrow, Gunsmoke, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Rawhide, The Rifleman, The Virginian, Western Marshall, and many others. The television script folders may include a script or story idea, notes, correspondence relating to the
script, and a finished draft, when possible. The Manuscript series also includes scripts for pilots and other television projects,
screenplay and story ideas, short stories, drafts and notes for a Navajo book project, book reviews, an article “Radio and
television, Westerns on” for the
Readers Encyclopedia of the American West, a symposium talk, poems, and research files for scripts, stories, pitches, and a documentary film idea.