The Elmo Williams papers span the years 1960-1973 (bulk 1966-1971) and encompass 6.7 linear feet. The
collection consists primarily consists of production material and photographs for some of the films
Williams worked on while at 20th Century-Fox. The great majority of the material relates to TORA! TORA!
TORA! (1970) and consists of treatments, scripts, script notes, correspondence, breakdowns, schedules,
clippings, sketches, and a diary relating to this production. The photograph series consists of prints
and negatives of motion picture production photographs.
James Elmo Williams is an American executive, producer, director, and film editor. Williams coedited a
feature documentary, DESIGN FOR DEATH (1948), which received an Academy Award for best feature
documentary; he edited 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954), for which he received an Academy Award
nomination; and he coedited HIGH NOON (1952), for which he received an Academy Award.
5 linear feet of papers.
1.7 linear feet of photographs.
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