Nancy Dowd papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2013

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nancy Dowd papers
Date (inclusive): 1920-2003
Date (bulk): 1966-2001
Collection number: 538
Creator: Dowd, Nancy
Extent: 45 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Nancy Dowd papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nancy Dowd, 2006-2012


Nancy Ellen Dowd is an American screenwriter active in film since the 1970s. She received an Academy Award in the writing category for COMING HOME (1978).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Nancy Dowd papers span the years circa 1966-2003 and encompass approximately 45 linear feet. The collection contains scripts and production material for more than a dozen films, scripts and correspondence on numerous unproduced films, as well as general correspondence, clippings, and posters.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Televisions files, subseries A-B follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Stage files - unproduced; 4. Story files; 5. Subject files; 6. Books; 7. Periodicals; 8. Oversize

Indexing Terms

Dowd, Nancy--Archives.