The Millard Kaufman papers span the years 1941-1998 (bulk 1950s-1960s) and encompass 8.3 linear feet.
The collection consists of script material for more than a dozen films. BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK, RAINTREE
COUNTY (1957), TAKE THE HIGH GROUND, and THE WAR LORD (1965) are well represented. There is script
material for a dozen unproduced properties, notably for THE CHANCELLOR MANUSCRIPT, based on the novel by
Robert Ludlum. For television there are teleplays for ENOLA GAY: THE MEN, THE MISSION, THE ATOMIC BOMB
(1980), THE NATIVITY (1978), and POLICE STORY (1976), as well as teleplays for a handful of unproduced or
unverified series episodes. The Subject files include a small amount of professional correspondence, a
Bronze Star Medal citation, and correspondence from the 1990s regarding Kaufman's co-creation of the
cartoon character "Mr. Magoo."
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