Scope and Content
Title: Delmer Daves Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1965
Collection number: Special Collections M0192
Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977.
38.5 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Gift of Delmer Daves, 1969, John Lea McDaniels, 1984, and the Associates of Stanford University Libraries, 1984.
[Identification of item] Delmer Daves Papers, M0192, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Scope and Content
Correspondence, play and film scripts, treatments of novels, adaptations, drafts, lists, photographs, diagrams and working
papers of Mr. Daves' career in the motion picture industry in Hollywood from 1930 to 1965. Mr. Daves was a writer, director
and producer. The collection contains correspondence with many of the industry's leading figures. The contents are important
in relating the history, methods and trends of the industry as well as a biographical source on Mr. Daves.
A cartoon collection is listod. Extent : 6 legal file drawers.
1. All hand notations are Delmer Daves' unless otherwise specified.
2. All sheets are quarto size, written on one side only unless otherwise specified.
3. All sheets consist of one typed page unless otherwise specified.
4. Descriptive symbols can be combined ad libitum, i.e. OPpNAD-Occasional Pen and pencil Notes, Additions, Deletions.
Autograph Letter Signed
Autograph Note Signed
Black and White
Inter-office Communication, Signed
Joseph I. Breen
Jack L. Warner
Col. Jason S. Joy
8 1/2" × 14"
Pen Notes, Additions, Deletions
pencil Notes, Additions, Deletions
Pen and pencil Notes, Additions, Deletions
Ray A. Klune
R. L. Hough
7 1/4" × 10 1/2"
Typed Letter Signed
Typed Note Signed
20th Century Fox
information not included but determined by reader
The inventory to the Delmar Daves' cartoon collection is arranged exactly as the Files came to Stanford University. Mr. Daves
had a broad subject arrangement subdivided by further subject classification within the broad areas. The classification does
not follow an alphabetical arrangement and in some instances there is a repetition of subjects. However, no attempt to reorganize
the collection has been made.
The inventory is an exact duplication of the subject files and serves as a very general index. Under each subdivision the
individual cartoons, often three or four to a page, are mounted on large legal sheets. The collection is contained in six
legal file drawers.