The bulk of the Arthur Heinemann collection consists of scripts from television shows and TV Movies on which he worked, such
as Star Trek, Little House on the Prairie, The Father Clements Story, and United States Steel Hour. Also included are several
unproduced teleplays and television episodes written by Heinemann such as Sugar and Snow and a Nat King Cole biopic.
Arthur Heinemann was an Emmy-winning television writer best known for his work on Little House on the Prairie and The Father
Clements Story. Heinemann was born on June 17, 1910 in Veladena, Mexico, where his parents were based. After graduating from
Princeton, Heinemann became a freelance writer, having many short stories published in magazines like Boys’ Life, Colliers
and McCall’s. During this time he also worked in the story departments of Paramount and CBS-TV. Heinemann worked with the
Theatre Guild as a story editor and producer on United States Steel Hour. He wrote episodes for many other TV series such
as “Star Trek”, “Bonanza” and “Little House on the Prairie” as well as writing award-winning television movies. He won WGA
and Emmy Awards for the ABC Afterschool Special “The Woman Who Willed a Miracle,” and was nominated a daytime Emmy for “Backwards:
Riddle of Dyslexia” and a WGA Award for “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.”
Heinemann died on September 22, 1987 in Santa Monica, CA and is survived by a daughter, and two sons.